OpenAir at SXSW: Alisha’s Day Three Highlights

March 16, 2014
photo: Alisha Day Three at SXSW 2014
Best New Music Discovery: Steele & Colfax
Best Food: Risotto Balls at Colorado Music Party Reception

Wow, what a day, I am filled with Colorado Pride! 

I spent 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Colorado Music Party! It was the first time I had seen some of these Colorado bands and a few of my favorites included Gungor and Steele & Colfax. It was also cool to see the crowd's response from bands I've championed for a long time like The Yawpers, The Photo Atlas, Rob Drabkin, and Zach Heckendorf. 

While my favorite Colorado musical discovery of the day was Tim Yunker's new R&B group Steele & Colfax, it was Wheelchair Sports Camp who served as my favorite stage show. The addition of Rubedo as a live band with them brings Kalyn Heffernan's already fierce rhymes to the next level! My longtime filmmaker friend Chris Bagley was on location at The 512 to film Kalyn's performance. He has been working on a documentary about her for the last few years, but he told me that each time he tries to wrap up her story through film, she keeps getting more attention! In fact, the other day, Spin Magazine debuted their new music video

After the showcase, there was a private, celebratory reception where I got to spend time with bands, sponsors, and partners of the Colorado Music Party. 
photo: Alisha Day Three at SXSW pi in the sky