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The Morning Sound Alternative

Diverse and eclectic sounds, on the mellow side.

09:30 am - 12:00 pm MT

with Shawna Sprowls

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  • Artist: The Decemberists
  • Track: The Singer Addresses His Audience
  • Album: What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

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The Afternoon Sound Alternative

Diverse and eclectic sounds on the more adventurous side

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm MT



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Artist Feature: Jimi Hendrix

Posted on January 25, 2015
Artist Feature: Jimi Hendrix

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 output took place over just three years. Excerpts from 'Jimi Hendrix: Rock and Roll Roman Candle' a radio special originally broadcast on October 10th, 2013.



Local Gold: Itchy-O Marching Band

Posted on December 23, 2014
Local Gold: Itchy-O Marching Band

Local Gold: The mysterious inter-dimensional marching band hive known as Itchy-O paid another visit to our studios. The band discussed their upcoming 2014 New Year's Eve Show at 3 Kings Tavern as well as the early reactions to their Alternative Tentacles release, Burn The Navigator.



2015 RockyGrass Festival Lineup Announcement

Posted on December 13, 2014
2015 RockyGrass Festival Lineup Announcement

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.



Top 100 Albums of 2014

Posted on December 5, 2014
Top 100 Albums of 2014

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.



Archives: Antibalas

Posted on November 15, 2014
Archives: Antibalas

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: Elephant Revival

Posted on November 8, 2014
Local Gold: Elephant Revival

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.



Local Gold: Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

Posted on November 7, 2014
Local Gold: Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

Local Gold: In advance of their 11/14/14 CD release concert at the Gothic Theatre, we caught up with Hayley Helmericks of Snake Rattle Rattle Snake to chat about their album. We premiered "The Breath and the Glow" from Totem. Hayley discussed the process the band went through to create the highly anticipated new recording.



Archives: Wayne Hancock

Posted on November 1, 2014
Archives: Wayne Hancock

The one and only, Wayne "The Train" Hancock paid us a visit early one June morning back in 2010 for this studio session with our very own Doc Martin. He may be a little on the young side but we consider Wayne to be a living legend carrying the torch of Classic Country wherever his path may lead him.



Local Gold: Chimney Choir

Posted on October 30, 2014
Local Gold: Chimney Choir

Local Gold: With time running out on their crowd funding campaign to record their dream album, Chimney Choir made a triumphant return to our studios for a live performance of some of their new unrecorded material.



Local Gold: Gasoline Lollipops

Posted on October 22, 2014
Local Gold: Gasoline Lollipops

Local Gold: Just before the release of 'Death' their second installment of a three part EP series, Gasoline Lollipops joined us in the studio for a live musically stripped down session. Clay Rose and Donny Ambory debuted selections from the new EP with a set that included Devil's in the Ace, Longest Night, and Fast Train. The band are no strangers to our studios and we we're thrilled to have them take over our airwaves once again.



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