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  1. Hear Morning Bear Live At The UMS This Saturday

    OpenAir presents a full concert from Denver folk band Morning Bear recorded at the Underground Music Showcase.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  2. For Keeps Continues Denver's Indie Pop Legacy

    Denver band For Keeps started as a collaboration between co-lead singers Merideth Pryor and Cody Witsken while teaching in China. Now the band is a five-piece that writes fun and light-hearted indie pop. ​Pryor and Witsken -- now engaged -- and the other three members of For Keeps stopped into the CPR Performance Studio to play some songs from their debut "The People We Let In" as well as some new material. They also spoke with Alisha Sweeney about their self-described "BFF pop," the influence of fellow Denver bands Dressy Bessy and Apples In Stereo and their upcoming acoustic tour in South America.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  3. Eros And The Eschaton Preview New Album 'Weight Of Matter' At OpenAir

    Eros And The Eschaton last joined us at OpenAir in 2014 after the release of their lo-fi debut album “Home Address For Civil War.” Since then Denver Westword readers voted the Colorado Springs band as the best local pop band of 2015 for their blend of shoegaze and pop melodies. The band has also extended to a five-piece for their sophomore album, “Weight Of Matter,” out August 19. Songs like "Rxx" are faster and louder, but still in the experimental rock vein that has made them local favorites. Eros And The Eschaton played "Rxx" and others from the forthcoming album during their second OpenAir session and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about signing to indie label Bar/None Records, the Colorado Springs arts scene and expanding their sound on "Weight Of Matter."
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  4. Snapshots From The 2016 Underground Music Showcase: Polica, Thee Oh Sees, Tacocat And More

    Browse our photos from the 2016 UMS.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  5. Watch: 10 Artists To See At The 2016 Underground Music Showcase

    Watch artists like San Fermin, Edison and Inner Oceans perform at OpenAir, and learn where to see them at UMS this weekend.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  6. Mesita Takes A Break From Electronica For An Acoustic OpenAir Session

    James Cooley has spent eight years making electronic beats and melodies in his Littleton bedroom. He has self-released five albums and three EPs under the name Mesita. Cooley rarely performs live, but he recently stopped into our studio for a unique Mesita performance: Instead of electronica, he performed solo with acoustic guitar. He performed three songs from his catalog including the recent single "All Out In The Open," and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about his new album "Laniakea," exploring new pop music directions and the possibility of a Mesita tour.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  7. 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.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  8. 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.
    CPR's OpenAir · Story
  9. OpenAir's Colorado Music Sampler: Spring 2016

    Hear new tracks from 10 Colorado artists like Turner Jackson, Mesita, The Savage Blush and more.
    CPR's OpenAir · Blog Post
  10. Inner Oceans Returns To OpenAir And Announces Plan For Debut Album

    Inner Oceans has had a steady rise since forming three years ago. The Denver experimental pop group received the "Best New Artist" of 2014 award from Westword and performed on the Underground Music Showcase main stage in Denver last July. The band has released only a few singles, but plans to release a debut album, "I Don't Mind," on Sept. 16. It will feature material they wrote and recorded during a month of seclusion in a studio outside Bailey. Inner Oceans returned to the CPR Performance Studio to play three synth-driven songs and spoke with OpenAir's Jeremy Petersen about how the band has developed its sound over the years and the details of their anticipated debut album.
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