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  1. Brent Cowles Returns After You Me & Apollo To Launch His Solo Career

    Singer Brent Cowles took a big risk in late 2014 when he split up his Fort Collins-based band You Me & Apollo. He's now pursuing a solo career and shared some new songs in the CPR Performance Studio.
    OpenAir · Story
  2. OpenAir's Colorado Music Sampler: Spring 2016

    Hear new tracks from 10 Colorado artists like Turner Jackson, Mesita, The Savage Blush and more.
    OpenAir · Blog Post
  3. Magic Cyclops Celebrates 16 Years Of Entertaining And Confounding Audiences

    This month marks the anniversary of Denver musician Magic Cyclops’ live debut. Here's a list of 16 things you might not know about him.
    OpenAir · Story
  4. Sound Of Ceres Aims For The Stars After Candy Claws

    Karen and Ryan Hover are the married duo behind Fort Collins band Sound of Ceres. They recorded three synth-pop albums as Candy Claws before venturing into ethereal space-rock territory with their new group. The Hovers recruited members of The Polyphonic Spree and Brooklyn indie rockers The Drums for "Nostalgia For Infinity," their debut album as Sound of Ceres. The band stopped into our CPR Performance Studio shortly before heading to Austin, Texas, for SXSW.
    OpenAir · Story
  5. Whiskey Autumn, Another Tiny Desk Contest Artist, Performs At OpenAir

    We first heard the music of Whiskey Autumn in the band's submission to NPR Music's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest. The Boulder trio's video for "Dog Days" introduced us to their smart, catchy electronic pop and we included it as one of our 10 favorite Colorado entries this year. The band played four songs at OpenAir and spoke with OpenAir's Jeremy Petersen about the production behind their Tiny Desk video, shifting from folk to electronic music and how R&B singer Frank Ocean inspired their sound.
    OpenAir · Story
  6. Rachael McCuaig Embarks On Her Music Career With A Tiny Desk Contest Submission

    Denver singer-songwriter Rachael McCuaig was one of thousands of artists around the country who submitted an original video to NPR’s second annual Tiny Desk Concert Contest earlier this year. She used a simple setup in her contest submission -- just vocals and guitar -- but it was enough to make our list of 10 favorite Colorado entries from 2016. McCuaig hasn't recorded an official release, so we were thrilled to host her in the CPR Performance Studio recently and share her music with our audience for the first time.
    OpenAir · Story
  7. At A Crossroads Of Success, The Lumineers Stick To Their Roots

    The Lumineers stopped by OpenAir to talk their long-awaited sophomore album, "Cleopatra," and the joys and difficulties surrounding its creation.
    OpenAir · Story
  8. The Yawpers Share The Stories And Sounds Of 'American Man'

    Hard-rocking Colorado band The Yawpers brings their national tour to Lost Lake Lounge in Denver on Saturday. The Yawpers' released their latest album, "American Man," last year on Bloodshot Records. The group talked about its songwriting inspirations, new love for Bruce Springsteen and the challenges of life on the road during its recent CPR Performance Studio session.
    OpenAir · Story
  9. Elephant Revival Turns A Boulder Studio Into A Musical Playground For 'Petals'

    The Nederland-based folk group worked on its new album at eTown Music Hall. OpenAir spoke with two of the band members about the writing and recording process for "Petals."
    OpenAir · Story
  10. Over 100 Colorado Artists Entered NPR's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest. Here Are 10 Highlights

    Watch videos from 10 Colorado artists handpicked by OpenAir.
    OpenAir · Story