Live From Local 303

Join Bruce Trujillo for an hour of all local music recorded from the CPR Performance Studio and beyond!

Find more in-studio sessions HERE, and all our videos on the Indie 102.3 YouTube channel.

April 15, 2021

Past April Sessions

Three years ago on the 16th, Los Mocochetes first came to our studios. That morning, I'd just received word that NPR Music had named them a standout submission in the 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Contest - during the interview I got to tell them and see their reactions in real time. Later that year they were featured on the Tiny Desk Tour here in Denver alongside Ivory Circle and Audible at Globe Hall. And since then, the Mocochetes have become family.

These are the stories we get to be a part of that begin - but don't end - in the CPR Performance Studio. Looking back on past April sessions has been heartwarming, because each of these sessions has created some amazing performances, stories, and stronger community ties.

Check the playlist:

The Yawpers - Runner (2012)
Elin Palmer - Postcard (2013)
Shady Elders - Schoolmate (2013)
Chella & The Charm - By My Sin (2013)
Brent Cowles - Cold Times (2016)
Bison Bone - Can’t Go Back (2017)
Flobots - Sleeping Giant (2017)
The Savage Blush - Half Broken (2017)
The Kinky Fingers - Hazy Yesterdays (2017)
DeCollage -Psycho Babble Baby Bottle (2017)
Anthony Ruptak - Real Man (2018)
Los Mocochetes - Que Viva Revolucion! (2018)
Jess Parsons - Until We’re Not (2018)
Boss Eagle - The Vine (2018)

April 1, 2021

April Local 303 and Pals

A new month means a new Local 303 lineup! This month brings together some truly amazing Colorado acts who you can get to know better HERE. We've had a few artists in our studio in the past, usually with past collaborators and bands (like Monalicious, seen above with her previous project, Twin Flame Medicine). Also checking in on some moves happening in our local scene this month, like the return of Nina de Freitas and Kiltro, The Grand Alliance performing at the Museum of Contemporary Art tomorrow, and more.

Here's the playlist:

iZCALLi - The Comeback Kid (2018)
Twin Flame Medicine - It’s All Right (2018)
The Milk Blossoms - Tell Me Something (2018)
Kid Astronaut - Optimistic ft. 2MX2 (2018)
Ivory CIrcle - Never Let Me Go (2018)
YaSi - B4 We (2016)
The Grand Alliance - Glitch (2020)
The Reminders - Unstoppable (2017)
Nina De Freitas - If I Lead (Will You Follow) (2020)
Edison - Take Me Home (2018)
John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (2015)
Rubedo - Sungazer (2017)
Wheelchair Sports Camp - Yess I’m a Mess (2019)
Los Mocochetes - Que Viva Revolucion (2018)
Ramakhandra - Kujira (2020)

March 25, 2021

New Music Check In

A lot to catch up on around the Colorado music scene, but I wanted to send love to our Boulder community. The show begins tonight with The Velveteers, out of Boulder. Be sure to join myself and Alisha Sweeney on Monday, March 29th at 6pm for our Boulder Music Tribute, bringing you an hour of all Boulder musicians, in support of our neighbors and wider Colorado community. Also be sure to check out the resource guide to helping the Boulder community HERE.

The Velveteers - Atlantic City (2018)
Down Time - Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Esme Patterson - Wantin’ Ain’t Gettin’ (2016)
Neoma - Into You (2019)
Colfax Speed Queen - Dreamers (2019) 
The Savage Blush - Heartbreak Hunter (2017)
Kid Astronaut - Optimistic ft. 2MX2 (2018)
Bevin Luna - Get It Right (2018)
Lady Gang - Preface This (2018)
The Other Black - Dancer (2013)
The Milk Blossoms - Supermoon (2018)
Wheelchair Sports Camp - Yess I’m A Mess (2019)
The Grand Alliance - Chakra Khan (2020)
YaSi - Pink Caddy (2016)
Ramakhandra - Andromeda Soup Dumpling (2020)

March 11, 2021

Past March Sessions

This is the week, my friends - most of us met our year anniversary with working from home and living in a pandemic as of earlier this week. Indie 102.3's was Wednesday. I remember having to cancel a scheduled performance studio visit, and have been working from home ever since. Tonight on the Live From the Local 303, I'm digging back to past March sessions, and realized our last session was with the Denver band, Down Time, who came in just ahead of their album release. What a way to go into quarantine, eh?

The past few years have been quite good in March and I am pleased to bring an all femme line up tonight - including a particularly beautiful morning I got to spend with the women of Sinkra, Ivory Circle, bluebook, and Jess Parsons. In 2017, they were a part of the line up for the music festival, WMN And the Queen City of the Plains. They all came in at the same time, played one song each, and talked about the festival that was curated by our pal, Wes Watkins. Listen here.

We are just about halfway through our Women's History Month celebrations, and this playlist is it:

Down Time - Hurts Being Alive (2020)
Neyla Pekarek - The Attack (2018)
Dressy Bessy - Mon Cherie (2018)
The Still Tide - Does It Shine (2018)
The Milk Blossoms - Fall Right In (2018)
Twin Flame Medicine - Dark Side (2018)
Tennis - Modern Woman (2018)
Nat Tate - Calling (2017)
Paper Bird - As I Am (2016)
Wheelchair Sports Camp - Dance Off (2016)
Sinkra - Put Your Plans Aside (2017)
Ivory Circle - Drown (2017)
bluebook - Keep Me (2017)
Jess Parsons - Ride Us To The Grave (2017) Hear Me Calling
Esme Patterson - Never Chase a Man (2016)

March 4, 2021

Local 303 & Pals

I can't believe it's already March. But I am very excited about our new Local 303 lineup, celebrating women makin' music across our state! A few of these artists have been in our studios before, so we'll hear from them, as well as checking in on some updates from the Colorado music scene.

The Still Tide - Better Than I’ve Been (2020) (Between Skies; in studio)
YaSi - B4 We (2016) (L303, new single, Guilty)
The Grand Alliance - Glitch (2020) (Sunday Stream
The Reminders - Rise and Shine (2017) (10k)
Lady Gang - Simple Truths (2018) (L303, Full Throttle)
Stelth Ulvang 0 Left Side (2018) (new music)
Ivory Circle - Never Let Me Go (2018) (Connie Hong new project, Fair Elle, debut I”m Sorry You Feel That Way out March 25)
Straight White Teeth - Illuminate and Burn (2018) (in studio)
Corsicana - Revelry (2017) (new music coming)
Kitty Crimes - Cold Water (2017) (New album Hilux)
King Eddie - Notion of Love (2017) (New project from Justin Mars, Deth Rali out now, live stream March 25)
The Velveteers - Death Hex (2018) (other project from John DImitrio, Pink Fuzz session out on March 29
The Trujillo Company - Ball of Confusion (2018)(New performance out now, and we’re presenting Armory Show on Sat.)
Bevin Luna - Better Part of Me (2018) (L303, Buchanan released in Jan)
iZCALLi - Casa de Papel (2019) (Studio)

February 25, 2021

Local Music Check In

It's been such a busy month for the Denver music scene! A lot of releases, a lot of live streams, and a lot of studio shots... Tonight we're taking a look at what's been happening.

New music just released from Wheelchair Sports Camp - "Yess I'm a Mess" was also played at the 2019 Underground Music Showcase (see video of "Hindsight" above). YaSi and Wolf van Elfmand both have new releases out now. Tomorrow, Lady Gang releases her debut, full length album, Full Throttle. Colfax Speed Queen just visited The Armory, Denver, for a live stream, and this weekend, Local 303 band, The Grand Alliance takes over - and next weekend, The Trujillo Company does. Ramakhandra's debut, self titled album is FINALLY in on vinyl. Keep an eye out for new music from The Savage Blush and Esme Patterson - both posted photos from the studio earlier this week. Coming up on Bootleg Sessions, The Other Black's performance from The Levitt Pavilion (set to re-open this spring!), and Neoma will soon be on Bootleg as well. And did you catch Tennis's Valentine's Day Guest DJ set?

Yeah. Good Denver vibes. The playlist:

Wolf van Elfmand - The New Folk (2017)
Wheelchair Sports Camp - Yess I’m a Mess (2019)
The Grand Alliance - Chakra Kahn (2020)
YaSi - Pink Caddy (2016)
Colfax Speed Queen - Intergalactic Love Song (2017)
The Savage Blush - Heartbreak Hunter (2017)
The Trujillo Company - Ball of Confusion (2018)
Lady Gang - Preface This (2018)
The Milk Blossoms - Tell Me Something (2018)
The Other Black - Dancer (2013)
Tennis - Ladies Don’t Play Guitar (2017)
Esme Patterson - Feel Right (2016)
Neoma - Into You (2019)
Ramakhandra - Andromeda Soup Dumpling (2020)

February 18, 2021

Membership Drive

Indie 102.3 is in our Winter Membership Drive! We are Colorado Public Radio's new music service, and we get our funding from our community. When you support Indie 102.3, you're directly supporting the local music scene - we bring you the Local 303 each day, More From the Local 303, Bootleg Sessions, At Home: Sessions, and of course - Live From the Local 303.

Tonight celebrating some amazing acts from the past several years, and - very exciting news from Ramakhandra: the vinyl is in! Which they did an unboxing for as well on their Facebook page.

Tonight's playlist:

Kayla Marque - Thorns (2017)
Turner Jackson - The Man (2016)
Andy Palmer & Grub Street Writer - Heart of Colfax (2013)
The Reminders - Dust & Bones (2020)
Ramakhandra - Kujira (2020)
Audible - Imagine Stanford (2018)
The Grand Alliance - Glitch (2020)
Boss Eagle - Baby (2018)
HVN - Care For You (2016)
The Other Black - Home (2013)
Kid Astronaut - Optimistic ft. 2MX2 (2018)
Sur Ellz - Gotta Find Love (2015)
Qbala - It Takes More (2016)
Mawule - Fall For Me (2018)

February 11

Past February Sessions

We've been hosting sessions in the CPR Performance Studio since the AM days back in 2011. Once a month it's fun to look back on what we've done around the same time of the year, and tonight, looking back on past February sessions! Last year was our first February Local 303 ever, and we had The Reminders (above), The Grand Alliance, and Ramakhandra stop through to give us some pretty unbelievable performances, and sneak peaks into, then, brand new music. Of course, The Grand Alliance has blasted off, and Rama has been named one of the best acts of 2020 - and The Reminders? Continuing to stun, especially with their latest single, Lumumba, with CRL CRLL.

You can find video for each of these performances over on the Indie 102.3 Sessions page, and check out the playlist here:

Snake Rattle Rattle Snake - Versus (2015)
The Reminders - Dust & Bones (2020)
Esme Patterson - Valentine (2012)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats - A Little Honey (2018)
Shady Elders - Trust (2017)
Pandas & People - Watch It Burn (2016)
The Grand Alliance - Chakra Kahn (2020)
Joel Ansett - Sugarcoat (2020)
Gasoline Lollipops - Vanilla Baby (2018)
Edison - New York (2015)
South Of France - Tribeca (2013)
Bonnie & The Beard - Hustle (2014)
SPELLS - Ratitude (2016)
Ramakhandra - Andromeda Soup Dumpling (2020)

February 4, 2021

February Local 303 & Pals

A new month means a new Local 303 lineup, and we are celebrating Black History Month - sharing with you 12 excellent Black artists and bands you just gotta know. One such band? The Grand Alliance.

The Denver supergroup comprised of Kayla Marque, Sur Ellz, and CRL CRLL has just dropped their debut, full length album, The Grand Alliance, with cover art by the amazing Denver based artist, Thomas Evans - aka Detour 303; they were just on the cover of Westword, and oh - they're also an NPR Slingshot Band for the year. We can also look forward to some live music from them in the next few weeks as a featured band for Sunday Streams with The Denver Armory, presented by Indie 102.3 - the stream takes place Sunday, February 28th at 8pm - you can save the stream link here. Tonight on Live From the Local 303, we kick off with "Glitch," recorded in the studio last year. We'll also hear from each of the members' solo work from the CPR Performance Studio from years past.

As always at the beginning of the month, new Local 303 artists are highlighted, and we also run through some local music news for the month! A few highlights - Lady Gang is about to release her debut, full length album, Full Throttle, on February 26th; Kid Astronaut and The Other Black will be featured on Bootleg Sessions this month, and Los Mocochetes have a new single (and video!!) out that same day.

Peep the playlist with more info on the Colorado Music Scene!

The Grand Alliance - Glitch Local 303 Band for the month of February
Mawule - Fall For Me Local 303 Artists for the month of February
Kayla Marque - Wait To Rust 1/3 of the band The Grand Alliance
Kid Astronaut ft. 2MX2 - Optimistic Full concert from Globe Hall on Bootleg Sessions this Sunday at 7
The Reminders ft CRL CRLL - Dust & Bones New music coming from the band
Sur Ellz - Gotta Find Love 1/3 of the band The Grand Alliance
Lady Gang - Simple Truths Debut album, Full Throttle, out February 26th
Colfax Speed Queen - Dreamers - The Denver Armory Sunday Streams February 21st, at 7p, presented by Indie 102.3
Izcalli - Quita De Mas Miguel Avina just paid tribute to the late Ritchie Valens on the anniversary of his death
The Trujillo Company - Ball of Confusion The Denver Armory live stream March 6th, at 7p, presented by Indie 102.3
The Other Black - Ain't Got Full concert from The Levitt Pavilion on Bootleg Sessions, Sunday, February 28th at 7p
Edison - Sideways Sarah Slaton of Edison will be a part of The Denver Armory Sunday Streams, Lovers Ball, February 14th, at 7p, presented by Indie 102.3
Los Mocochetes - Sun Will Shine Former Mocochete, Leon de las Florez, will release a brand new solo single later this month
Los Mocochetes - Que Viva Revolucion! ...and the band themselves have a new single, and video, to be released on February 26th for "Tacos"

Oct. 1, 2020: October Introductions

So here we are, the first day of Halloween. New month means new Local 303, and I am ridiculously excited for this lineup! Tonight we'll look back on some past performances from those who have been in so far, plus at some local bands who have new music coming out this month - including Kayla Marque, Los Mocochetes, and more!

Sept. 24, 2020: Power to The Music

Tonight celebrating Black Joy, Black Art, and Black Voices from the CPR Performance Studio and beyond! Check out 10 Songs That Tell Stories of the Black Experience by our very own Demi Harvey, and then dive deeper into our Power To the Music Playlist on Spotify.

Playlist:

Kayla Marque - Live & Die Like This
Andy Palmer and Grub Street Writer - Heart of Colfax
Turner Jackson - The Man
Rise & Shine - The Reminders
Ramakhandra - Kujira
Imagine Stanford - Audible
Chakra Khan - The Grand Alliance
Boss Eagle - Baby
HVN - Care For You
The Other Black - Home
Kid Astronaut ft. 2MX2 - Optimistic
Sur Ellz - Gotta Find Love
Qbala - It Takes More
Mawule - Fall For Me

Sept. 17, 2020: Indie 102.3 Celebra Latin Heritage Month

Latin Heritage Month has officially begun! Indie 102.3 will be highlighting different Latin artists from around the Americas and here in Colorado. Read more about our Latin Heritage Month plans HERE, and get to know some of our Local 303 bandas aqui:

Playlist:
Kid Astronaut ft. 2MX2 - Optimistic (Live from Globe Hall)
Los Mocochetes - Que Viva Revolucion! (CPR Performance Studio, April 2018)
Los Mocochetes - Sun Will Shine (CPR Performance Studio, April 2018)
Los Mocochetes - Gypsy RIP (CPR Performance Studio, April 2018)
Neoma - Chaos (CPR Performance Studio, November 2019)
Neoma - Into You (CPR Performance Studio, November 2019)
Neoma - Real (CPR Performance Studio, November 2019)
Izcalli - Solo Se Marir (CPR Performance Studio, May 2019)
Izcalli - Quita de Mas (CPR Performance Studio, January 2018)
Izcalli - Casa de Papel (CPR Performance Studio, May 2019)
Don Chicharron - Sabado Gigante (CPR Performance Studio, January 2019)
Don Chicharron - Mosquito Cumbiambero (CPR Performance Studio, January 2019)
Don Chicharron - De Mal Humor (CPR Performance Studio, November 2019)
Nina de Freitas - If I Lead Will You Follow (Home recording for Denver Does Denver, June 2020)

Sept. 15, 2020: The Local 303 Meetup

We got to know our September Local 303 bands a bit better with the Local 303 meetup - with a live performance from The Mananas, and a poetry read from Los Mocochetes' own Jozer Guererro. Check. It. Out.

Sept. 10, 2020: Past September Sessions

How's everyone's September going? Tonight we're taking a look back on past September sessions in the CPR Performance Studio, going all the way back to 2013!

Playlist:

Flobots - Rise
Rubedo - My Oh My
SHEL - Is The Doctor In Today
Plume Varia - Home
Dirty Few - Can't Drink My Beer
Danielle Ate the Sandwich - Faith In a Man
HVN - Care For You
Wheelchair Sports Camp - Mary Had A Little Band
Morning Bear - Electric Feel
Mount Orchid - When She Wakes Up
The Yawpers - God's Mercy
Ghost Tapes - The Lock
Fast Eddy - Kill City
One Flew West - Kind of Love
South of France - Writer's Block
The Burroughs - Solution

Sept. 3, 2020: Meet the September Local 303

Indie 102.3 kicks off our Latin Heritage Month celebrations early this year, beginning with our Local 303! Read more about that here, and tonight on Live From the Local 303, I've got an introduction to the September Local 303 with some past performance from our bands - with 3 song sets (in preparation for Triple Play Labor Day this weekend: 3 song sets throughout the weekend from Indie 102.3 favorites).

Playlist:
Kid Astronaut ft. 2MX2 - Optimistic (Live from Globe Hall)
Los Mocochetes - Que Viva Revolucion! (CPR Performance Studio, April 2018)
Los Mocochetes - Sun Will Shine (CPR Performance Studio, April 2018)
Los Mocochetes - Gypsy RIP (CPR Performance Studio, April 2018)
Neoma - Chaos (CPR Performance Studio, November 2019)
Neoma - Into You (CPR Performance Studio, November 2019)
Neoma - Real (CPR Performance Studio, November 2019)
Izcalli - Solo Se Marir (CPR Performance Studio, May 2019)
Izcalli - Quita de Mas (CPR Performance Studio, January 2018)
Izcalli - Casa de Papel (CPR Performance Studio, May 2019)
Don Chicharron - Sabado Gigante (CPR Performance Studio, January 2019)
Don Chicharron - Mosquito Cumbiambero (CPR Performance Studio, January 2019)
Don Chicharron - De Mal Humor (CPR Performance Studio, November 2019)
Nina de Freitas - If I Lead Will You Follow (Home recording for Denver Does Denver, June 2020)