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.
The DC-based nonprofit Future of Music Coalition has been working on Open Internet policy since before the term Net Neutrality was coined a decade ago. After the FCC voted 3-2 in support of new Open Internet rules on Thursday February 26th, Future of Music CEO Casey Rae called in to talk with Gavin Dahl.
Local Gold: We had an opportunity to have Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels in for a live performance. We celebrated their latest release 'Honky Tonk Bastard World' - a release of all original material. We also spoke with Casey about his Country roots and carrying the torch of Gram Parsons into the 21st Century.
In an attempt to understand the incomprehensible legacy of Jimi Hendrix, we dig into the stacks to present a small look at Jimi's recorded output. His unparalleled and groundbreaking solo recordings took place over just three years. Excerpts from 'Jimi Hendrix: Rock and Roll Roman Candle' a radio special originally broadcast on October 10th, 2013.
The official announcement of the 2015 RockyGrass Festival lineup is out. We're excited to see such an incredible list of artists. As you might imagine, AfterFM has big plans for our festival coverage in 2015. What could top our dedicated RockyGrass Festival stream and archives? Dare to dream festivarian.