Trent Prall is the producer and multi-instrumentalist behind Kainalu. The Madison, Wisc., musician visited Denver in July to perform at the 2018 UMS.
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Denver musician Micah Morris fronts the band Fast Eddy when he isn't playing lead guitar with local live favorites Dirty Few. The former released the new EP, "Toofer One," earlier this summer. Morris and the other Fast Eddy members point to Motown and '70s classic rock as influences on songs like "Hurricane Alley." Fast Eddy stopped into the CPR Performance Studio to play a few songs. The band members also spoke with Alisha Sweeney about their road trip to Atlanta to record "Toofer One" and what they love about performing in Denver.
Taking something as beautifully subjective as music preference and turning it into a ruthless competition, it's The Playlist League! Hosted by Jessi Whitten and featuring a rotating cast of OpenAir hosts (102.3 FM Denver), musicians and Denver community members, The Playlist League drafts playlists song by song according to a theme and asks the listener to vote which one reigns supreme. The winning playlist drafter is awarded the honor of picking the theme for the next episode. Our first episode features Jeremy Petersen, Jessi Whitten and Bruce Trujillo as they wrap up festival season in Colorado by drafting the ultimate festival lineup and the band's closing songs. The Playlist League theme music is performed by Dressy Bessy.
Murder By Death has made frequent visits to Colorado over the past few years. The Bloomington, Ind., quintet performs at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park annually and recently visited Denver for a show at the Ogden Theatre. The rock band released its eighth studio album, "The Other Shore," in August. Murder By Death stopped into the CPR Performance Studio to share some music from that record. The band members also spoke with Bruce Trujillo about the post-apocalyptic concept behind the new album, funding their music via Kickstarter and playing a recent concert in a cave in Tennessee's Cumberland Caverns.
Audible first caught our attention with a standout entry to this year's Tiny Desk Contest from NPR Music, who praised the Colorado Springs band on All Songs Considered. The quintet went on to perform at the Denver stop of the Tiny Desk Contest On The Road concert in May. The band's music incorporates rock, soul and hip-hop. Audible recently stopped into the CPR Performance Studio. The band members played four songs and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about the exposure from the Tiny Desk Contest, the Colorado Springs music scene and their forthcoming debut album.
The band stopped by CPR's OpenAir for a Guest DJ session.
Listen to a Spotify playlist curated by morning host Jeremy Petersen.
The Canadian rock quartet's originally had a much different plan for its seventh album.
The Denver comedian, actor and author stopped by for a Guest DJ session.