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Past articles by Daniel:

Watch: 6 Lesser Known Artists You Shouldn't Miss At The First-Ever Grandoozy Festival

And go deeper into the Denver festival lineup with our Spotify playlist. → Read More

Scenes From Velorama Festival 2018: Modest Mouse, Matt & Kim, Hop Along And More

Browse our photos from last weekend's Denver music festival. → Read More

'Red Rocks Live' Album Presses 40 Years Of The Iconic Venue's History Onto Wax

The album's 20 tracks include performances from the Grateful Dead, the Lumineers and Sharon Jones. → Read More

Listen: A Colorado Day Playlist Featuring 142 Songs For The State's 142 Years

Listen to a Spotify playlist of all Colorado music, and tune in all day Wednesday for 24 hours of local music in honor of Colorado Day. → Read More

Watch Our Porch Sessions For The 2018 Underground Music Showcase

UMS 2018 acts Nina and the Hold Tight, Mawule and more performed for us on a porch in the Baker neighborhood. → Read More

Film On The Rocks' Music Lineup For 2018: Wildermiss, Flaural, Stelth Ulvang And More

This year's program includes films like "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and "Black Panther" and performances from Colorado acts. → Read More

It's Summer Music Festival Season In Colorado. Here's Your Guide To 13 Events

Get the scoop on Grandoozy, the Underground Music Showcase, Velorama and the rest of the festivals coming to the Centennial State this summer. → Read More

151 Colorado Artists Entered The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest. These Are Our Favorite Videos

NPR Music is getting ready to announce a winner soon. In the meantime, watch and read about 13 standout videos from Colorado submitted for this year's contest. → Read More

Here's Where To Celebrate Record Store Day 2018 In Colorado

The annual celebration of independent music stores around the world takes place April 21. → Read More

Want To Hear They Might Be Giants' New Album? Just Pick Up The Phone

The alternative music pioneers brought back their Dial-A-Song hotline to promote their 20th album, "I Like Fun." → Read More

The Grandoozy Lineup Is Here: Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, St. Vincent And More

Denver's inaugural new music fest will take place Sept. 14-16 at the Overland Park Golf Course. → Read More

Tune-Yards' 'I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life' Combines Dance And Discomfort

Merrill Garbus sings about racism, white privilege and climate change on the experimental duo's fourth album. → Read More

'OpenAir Live & Local' Returns This Month: See The Season 4 Schedule

The fourth season of our collaborative TV series with Colorado Public Television kicks off Oct. 28 with a Fort Collins "Super Session" episode. → Read More

Japanese Breakfast Shares 'Soft Sounds From Another Planet' At CPR's OpenAir

The band mixes hypnotic space rock influences with indie pop melodies to create an interstellar listening experience. → Read More

A Giant Dog Finds A New Way To Be Fierce On 'Toy'

Singer Sabrina Ellis explains how a car accident affected her songwriting for the Austin rockers' latest album. → Read More

Mitski Performs 'Puberty 2' Songs At CPR's OpenAir

The singer-songwriter played three songs and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about her nomadic upbringing, her cover of a One Direction song and her upcoming tour opening for Pixies. → Read More

The Districts Retool Their Sound On New LP 'Popular Manipulations'

The Districts will release their third album, "Popular Manipulations," next month. From what we've heard so far, the Philadelphia band changes up its sound on the record by adding elements of shoegaze to its twangy indie rock. They also tackle more mature subject material. The Districts stopped into Denver for a show at Globe Hall earlier this month. Beforehand, the band members visited the CPR… → Read More

Zola Jesus: 'Soak'

Nika Roza Danilova, who performs as Zola Jesus, confronts themes of death on her forthcoming album "Okovi." The haunting electronic production of the record is a shift away from → Read More

Denver Band Shady Elders Announces Breakup

The band's final shows will take place Friday at Syntax Physic Opera, and later this month at the Underground Music Showcase. → Read More

A 2017 Guide To Colorado Summer Music Festivals From CPR's OpenAir

Get the details on 11 of Colorado's biggest music events of the summer, including Project Pabst, Velorama Festival and the Underground Music Showcase. → Read More