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: 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.
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.
Check out the top 100 albums of 2014 on KGNU. This list represents the most played recordings on the station from January 1st through December 1st. Some of these recordings came out toward the end of 2013 but were still red hot for us in the first part of the new year. You can check out our weekly Top 30 charts throughout the year to keep up on what we're digging at the moment.
Over the years we have been very fortunate to have visits to our studio from Antibalas. This incredible band has consistently taken time out of their busy tour schedule to play a few tunes on our airwaves. As usual, our performance space was packed tighter than a NYC subway but the unstoppable power of Antibalas can never be contained and this session proved that fact once again.
Local Gold: We had a chance to visit with Elephant Revival just before their two night stand at the Boulder Theater as part of their "Birds of a Feather Autumnal Ball" with Paper Bird and Horse Feathers. The band played a few tunes and spoke about the development of new material as well as the challenges of performing in a fuselage.