Wed March 18, 2015
Colorado @ SXSW

It's On, Colorado Music Party Plants Their Flag At SXSW

Instrumentalist Maxwell Hughes tried out his vocals at the Colorado Music Party as one of the event's opening acts at South By Southwest.
Stacy Nick KUNC

While the opening day of the Colorado Music Party – an unofficial South By Southwest showcase – was focused on some obviously talented folks, some hidden talents were unveiled as well. Day one was about stepping outside your comfort zone, new material, fun and letting the music party's flag fly.

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Wed March 18, 2015
Microphone Check

ASAP Ferg: 'I Want This Moment To Last Forever'

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 4:34 pm

ASAP Ferg in New York City in February.
Polina Yamshchikov for NPR


Tue March 17, 2015

Six SXSW Colorado Music Party Bands To Watch

Maxwell Hughes, one of the artists who will be featured at the Colorado Music Pary at SXSW.
Chelsea Call courtesy of Jetpack Promotions

More than 120 bands will be performing at the 2015 Colorado Music Party at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Can't make it out to Austin? Here are six Colorado Music Party acts you should make a point of checking out live when they return home.

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Mon March 16, 2015
Tiny Desk Concerts

Punch Brothers: Tiny Desk Concert

Carlos Waters NPR

Spoiler alert: The Punch Brothers came to the Tiny Desk on Chris Thile's birthday. We made him a cake and gave him an NPR surprise! This wasn't the first time the brilliant mandolinist had brought a project to my desk, it was his fourth. The last time was with his longtime band Nickel Creek — and his new braces.

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Sun March 15, 2015
Deceptive Cadence

Oboist Reclaims Mozart's Lost Contemporaries

Originally published on Sun March 15, 2015 4:22 pm

Berlin Philharmonic Principal Oboist Albrecht Mayer introduces neglected composers from Mozart's time on the new album Lost and Found.
Harald Hoffmann Deutsche Grammophon

Does the name Jan Antonín Koželuh mean anything to you? It doesn't register even to most classical music geeks. But Albrecht Mayer would like to change that.

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