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Denver Vintage Reggae Society

Classic Reggae cuts from the Colorado club night crew.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MT

with DJ Tone

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  • Artist: Pioneers
  • Track: Starvation
  • Album: Best of

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MT


Interviews


KGNU UMS 2016 Coverage

Posted on July 27, 2016
KGNU UMS 2016 Coverage

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



The Pioneers of Punk: Please Kill Me - Voices From The Archives

Posted on May 11, 2016
The Pioneers of Punk: Please Kill Me - Voices From The Archives

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.



Jingle Bell Rocks! Mitchell Kezin Interview

Posted on December 15, 2014
Jingle Bell Rocks! Mitchell Kezin Interview

Explore an interview with Mitchell Kezin - director, writer, and producer of the new documentary film Jingle Bell Rocks! The film explores the underground world of Christmas music and the collectors who continually surface lost selections from the ghosts of Christmas past. The film features interviews with Clarence Carter, Wayne Coyne, Bob Dorough, Mighty Sparrow, Joseph "Rev Run DMC" Simmons, John Waters, and more.



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.



Interview: Alsarah

Posted on August 19, 2014
Interview: Alsarah

Alsarah & The Nubatones is an International music collective out of Brooklyn, New York. They came together out of a collective love for Nubian music and a genuine belief that Soul transcends all cultural and linguistic barriers. Inspired by the pentatonic scale they blend a selection of Nubian ‘songs of return’ from the 1970s-today with original material and traditional music of central Sudan.



Interview: Regina Carter

Posted on May 23, 2014
Interview: Regina Carter

Violinist Regina Carter is considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation – a designation which doesn’t quite paint the picture. As a result of her curiosity, passion, and quest for beauty brought to every stop taken on her full musical journey, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship genius grant. Those are more apparent than ever on her new release Southern Comfort. KGNU's EC caught up with her by phone.



Interview: Femi Kuti

Posted on November 28, 2013
Interview: Femi Kuti

Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, better known as Femi Kuti, is the eldest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Femi has continued the tradition of Afrobeat and continues to spread the infectious sounds and political messages of the music in Lagos and abroad. KGNU's Ewket Assefa had an opportunity to catch up with Femi on a recent visit to Colorado.



Interview: Ornette Coleman

Posted on September 10, 2013
Interview: Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman is a musical giant. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s. His work as an improvisational musician and composer is monumental. KGNU's Sam Fuqua had a chance to speak with Ornette Coleman in the Fall of 2006, shortly after the release of his 'Sound Grammar' album.



Interview: Seun Kuti

Posted on September 9, 2013
Interview: Seun Kuti

Seun Anikulapo-Kuti is the youngest son of Nigerian musician and political activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. At age 14, after the death of his father in 1997, Seun took over the leadership of Fela's legendary band - Egypt 80. We spoke with Seun by phone as his tour bus moved through a barren stretch of Utah.



Interview: Quantic

Posted on September 9, 2013
Interview: Quantic

Will Holland is a musician and producer who records under the name Quantic. Since his first release we have been fascinated by the many twists and turns of his musical career. We caught up with Will by email from his home in Cali, Colombia. We had a number of questions for him including the evolution of his early electronic sound to his passion for Cumbia and Latin American rhythms.



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