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Open Music Session: The Take Gives Back at Open Media Foundation

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On Friday, August 5, the Open Media Foundation hosts its next monthly free Open Music Session event, which will feature musical guests Me Me Monster, the Corner Girls and Kenny Lee Young, as well as comedian Miriam Moreno.

Last month, the July 2016 Open Music Session welcomed indie rockers the Take. The Take describes itself as a "cherry red 1982 Trans Am with tee tops peeling out in the high school parking lot, a Chuck Norris spinning roundhouse kick to the bad guy's head, the rogue wave you never saw coming, the wolf outside your door." Above all, though, they're a rock band, as this rendition of "Send the Medic" proves.


Listen to more of the Take's music library, and download and remix with the stems of the group's Open Music Session songs below.

"Too Far" showcases another side to the band, as the driving rock takes a back seat to mellow psychedelia infused with hip-hop. The tune soars, taking the listener with it.

About Open Music Sessions: Every month, Westword joins Open Media Foundation and Greater Than Collective to bring you Open Music Sessions: A video series aimed at introducing people to bands and providing context for their music. Every First Friday, we bring a band to the Open Media Foundation studio at Seventh and Kalamath and record a live performance. In addition to broadcasting the show live on the Denver Open Media TV stations (Comcast channels 56, 57 and 219), we edit the clips for certain songs, which you can find at westword.com. You'll also find additional information about the band and the recordings of individual instruments on select songs, which you are welcome to download in order to create remixes or simply to learn more about the way the music is constructed.

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