We're gearing for our live stream and broadcast from the 2016 RockyGrass festival at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, CO! We're looking forward to the sharing the great music and getting a chance to chat with many of the people involved with the festival, from musicians, festivarians, and folks on the ground who help make RockyGrass possible.
You can listen to the festival stream right here on AfterFM starting Friday, July 29th at 9:30am.Broadcast + Stream Schedule and More!
KGNU is excited to work with the Underground Music Showcase for 2016!
We'll be there all weekend, live tweeting the event – follow us at @kgnumusic for our coverage of the weekend's shows, which include Poliça, Allah-Lahs, Thee Oh Sees, and TONS of local groups!
We are also excited to partner with Youth on Record for the Emerging Artist Showcase on Sunday, featuring hand-picked youth bands (all under 21!). We’ll be showcasing the future of the Denver music scene at the Hornet on South Broadway from 3-7pm
Dr. Ralph Stanley passed away on June 23, 2016, after a lifetime of performing bluegrass music. He began playing in 1946 with his brother, Carter Stanley in The Stanley Brothers, and continued to play bluegrass music throughout his life with The Clinch Mountain Boys.
The International Bluegrass Music Association (IMBA) has published a retrospective of his life and work, and were gracious to share this publication with us here. Dr. Ralph Stanley Remembered
ATO Records is offering a free summer music sampler for your listening pleasure, featuring great music from My Morning Jacket, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Blind Pilot, Drive By Truckers, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, and much more!
The music of the Velvet Underground, Iggy and the Stooges, and The New York Dolls and others the others were meeting fierce resistance in the US. With no other options open to them, during the July 4th weekend of 1976, as America was celebrating it’s bicentennial, the Ramones went to London and launched punk rock. In England, punk would explode and become a cultural force to be reckoned with.
Minnesota Public Radio's The Current is featuring the catalog of Prince's music, from A-Z, for 26 hours straight this weekend, stating at 6pm CST. Click the link for the stream! The Current
Local Gold: Eighteen members of the Itchy-O collective performed live at our studios. We've had visits from Itchy-O in the past but never had we attempted to capture one of their live performances. At long last, here is the evidence from that session. Members of the group spoke with Nat about their upcoming Gothic Theater performance.
Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis are the talented team behind Georgia’s Cicada Rhythm. The skilled guitar and bass duo produce a modernized folk sound glistening with sweet strings and haunting vocal harmonies.
Now Playing - Season 2 / Episode 1: In this episode of the program meet Joel VanHorne, the man behind Covenhoven, and hear the memories and stories from his family cabin that inspired one of the most beautiful records of 2014. Watch performances from the Walnut Room and dodge Audis in RiNo. AfterFM is a proud collaborator of Now Playing and its look at the live music scene in Colorado.
Local Gold: We've been lucky enough to have several visits from Danielle Ate The Sandwich over the years. She's performed live during one of our live broadcasts from the early days of the Underground Music Showcase and has stopped by our performance studio on a number of other occasions. On her most recent visit she shared a few tunes, including an unreleased song that she wrote for the new documentary of Edith Lake Wilkinson called Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson.