The episode features performances from Denver dance troupe Wonderbound's "Celestial Navigations" show at the Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center, with music by Ian Cooke Band.
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The Colorado singer-songwriter stopped by to cover songs from "Sign o' the Times."
Don Chicharrón specializes in a type of Peruvian psychedelic rock music called Chicha. Led by vocalist Aldo Pantoja, the Denver nine-piece has a vast sound that's both bizarre and danceable. The band released its self-titled debut album this month and will celebrate Saturday with a release show at Denver's Hi-Dive. Don Chicharrón stopped into the CPR Performance Studio to play some new music. The band members also spoke with Bruce Trujillo about the origins of Chicha music, recruiting some family members to play on the new record and the growing popularity of Latinx music in Denver and beyond.
The episode also features U.S. Tygers and Twin Flame Medicine.
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We first met Spirettes at our 2017 "Super Session" in Colorado Springs, which was featured on the current season of our collaborative TV series with CPT12, "OpenAir Live & Local." The band, then a trio, performed songs from its self-titled debut record at that event. Now, Spirettes plan to release a new EP this spring with an expanded lineup. Spirettes stopped by the CPR Performance Studio before a gig at Denver's Syntax Physic Opera. The band members played four songs and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about the band's origin at a 2016 Courtney Barnett concert in Denver, incorporating the cello into their music and their collaborative songwriting process.
Tropa Magica is a new project from brothers David and Rene Pacheco, founders of the Los Angeles band Thee Commons. They released their self-titled debut album as Tropa Magica last year. The Pachecos expand on their "psychedelic cumbia punk" sound on the record by adding jazz and pop influences. Tropa Magica stopped by the CPR Performance Studio last year. The band members played four songs and spoke with Bruce Trujillo about forming Tropa Magica on New Year's Day 2018, taking inspiration from French cabaret singer Édith Piaf and the growing popularity of Latinx music in the U.S.
The episode also features Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir and Solohawk.
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