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  1. The Lemon Twigs Sound Wise Beyond Their Years At CPR's OpenAir

    Teenage brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario evoke memories of classic psychedelic rock as The Lemon Twigs. The band stopped into the CPR Performance Studio before a show at Denver's Larimer Lounge to play some music from the debut LP "Do Hollywood."
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  2. FaceMan Returns To CPR's OpenAir Following Release Of 'Wild And Hunting'

    Denver's FaceMan has a reputation for a wild live show. Westword gave the band's 2014 Lost Lake Lounge concert the "Best Stage Art" award for its shark-shaped stage. The trio -- which recently incorporated a horn section -- also organizes festival-sized events like the recent "100 Year Storm" at Denver's Oriental Theater, which brought together 100 Colorado acts to perform over two days. FaceMan recently released the album "Wild And Hunting." The band returned to the CPR Performance Studio for the first time since 2013 to play four songs from the album. They also spoke with Alicia 'Bruce' Mitchell about how they do more with less for live shows, collaborating with a horn section and working with local artists for their album cover art.
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  3. Watch: Chanticleer Dazzles With A Pair of 16th Century Pieces

    Over the years, more than 100 singers have been part of the 12-man lineup, yet the ensemble's sonic identity -- its clear, powerful voice -- remains strong.
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  4. Elephant Revival Performs With The Colorado Symphony At CPR's OpenAir

    Two members of the Colorado band Elephant Revival joined us last week for an unusual session in the CPR Performance Studio. Violinist Bridget Law and singer-percussionist Bonnie Paine played with members of the Colorado Symphony for a special performance that featured music from the band's latest album, "Petals," as well as some older material. Elephant Revival will share the stage with the Symphony Saturday night at Denver's Boettcher Concert Hall.
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  5. Ages And Ages Returns To OpenAir After Releasing 'Something To Ruin'

    The Portland, Ore., band played five songs from their new album during their second visit to OpenAir's studio.
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  6. Chimney Choir Brings 'Dream' Music To CPR's OpenAir

    The members of Chimney Choir have defied genres and labels with their music since they got together in 2011. The Denver band blends folk, electronica, rock and even ballet music on last year's "Boomtown." Chimney Choir will release the album "(dream)" with an interactive live show at the Mercury Cafe on Saturday. The band stopped into the CPR Performance Studio beforehand to preview some music from the new LP. They talked with Alisha Sweeney about composing "sound collages," collaborating with the Denver dance troupe Wonderbound and what they have in store for their concert this weekend.
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  7. Lisa Prank Returns To Denver After Releasing Her Debut Album

    Robin Edwards' music career began in Denver. She played in bands like Lust-Cats of the Gutter and The Matildas, and booked concerts at venues like Rhinoceropolis and Bar Bar. When her earlier groups ended, the singer and guitarist started writing and performing pop-punk music as Lisa Prank -- backed only by a drum machine. Edwards now lives in Seattle and often collaborates with bands like Chastity Belt and Tacocat. This year she released "Adult Teen," her debut album as Lisa Prank. Edwards stopped into our studio to play four songs from the album and talked with OpenAir about her early days in the Denver music scene, what it means to be an "Adult Teen" and her love for the music of They Might Be Giants.
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  8. Loch Lomond Romanticizes Life On The Road On New Album 'Pens From Spain'

    Loch Lomond might be a new name to Colorado audiences, but the band is well-established in their home of Portland, Ore. Frontman Ritchie Young -- the band's one constant member -- has released six indie folk-rock albums over the last 13 years, the most recent of which is "Pens From Spain." Young and the current Loch Lomond lineup stopped by the CPR Performance Studio before two Colorado shows. They played three songs and spoke with Jeremy Petersen about opening for case/lang/veirs at the Denver Botanic Gardens this summer, the joy of traveling the world, and writing music for the 2014 animated film "The Boxtrolls."
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  9. The Minders End A 10-Year Hiatus With 'Into The River'

    If you're familiar with the Elephant Six collective, you'll know there have been several notable bands with a Denver connection to come out of it. In addition to Neutral Milk Hotel, The Apples In Stereo and Dressy Bessy, that list includes The Minders, who have since relocated to Portland, Ore. Fronted by Martyn Leaper, The Minders have been fairly quiet in recent years. But the band returned this month with the album "Into The River," which they released the same day they visited our CPR Performance Studio. Leaper and his band played four songs from the new album. He also spoke with Jeremy Petersen about incorporating string parts into the band's music for the first time, how they spent the 10 years since the debut album, and the history behind the Elephant Six collective.
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  10. Esmé Patterson Performs 'We Were Wild' Songs At CPR's OpenAir

    Esmé Patterson has performed in the CPR Performance Studio several times over the past five years. Her latest session marked a milestone: the 400th performance we've recorded for OpenAir Sessions. The Colorado native this year released her third studio album, "We Were Wild." It's an introspective album that reflects on her recent 30th birthday and leaving her former band Paper Bird. It's also the first she recorded outside Colorado, in her new home of Portland, Ore. Patterson performed four songs from "We Were Wild" in our studio. She spoke with Alisha Sweeney about the subject matter of the new album, the contrast between Portland and Denver, and getting whiplash while filming a recent music video.
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