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On Now:

Jazz Lives

Jazz with a focus on Traditional, Swing, and Straight-Ahead Jazz.

10:00 pm - 12:00 am MT

with George Codding

On Next:

Sleepless Nights

Late night freeform eclectic show

12:00 am - 03:00 am MT


Studio Sessions


Local Gold: Rubedo

Posted on February 5, 2014
Local Gold: Rubedo

Local Gold: The gentlemen of Rubedo have deep Denver roots going all the way back to grade school. They have released their album "Love Is The Answer" on Bandcamp with a name your price model that in their view eliminates any barriers of getting the music in the ears of music lovers. They stopped by the studio for a performance and interview on The Afternoon Sound Alternative with Wally.



Studio Session: Spaceface

Posted on November 9, 2017
Studio Session: Spaceface

Spaceface comes in to KGNU to perform and talk with DJ Indra.



Studio Session: Sam Amidon

Posted on October 21, 2017
Studio Session: Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon visits the KGNU studio to play some songs and chat with DJ Indra about his 2017 release, The Following Mountain.



Archives: Courtney Barnett

Posted on July 1, 2014
Archives: Courtney Barnett

We were incredibly lucky to host Courtney Barnett & the Courtney Barnetts for their first live performance in Colorado. The band was playing in advance of a show at the Larimer Lounge and had enough time to join us for a live studio session. We spoke with them about their meteoric rise, their experiences on the road, Australian slang, and more. Set List: Avant Gardener, Lance Jr., and History Eraser.



Local Gold: Gregory Alan Isakov

Posted on June 9, 2014
Local Gold: Gregory Alan Isakov

Local Gold: We had an opportunity to spend some time with Gregory Alan Isakov. He's certainly no stranger to the KGNU studios, having performed multiple times over the years. On this occasion, we caught up with him about his writing style and approach to instrumentation. We also spoke about his collaboration with the Colorado Symphony and the challenges of performing with an orchestra.



Local Gold: Danielle Ate The Sandwich

Posted on March 1, 2015
Local Gold: Danielle Ate The Sandwich

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.



Local Gold: Itchy-O Marching Band

Posted on December 29, 2015
Local Gold: Itchy-O Marching Band

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.



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.



Archives: Cicada Rhythm

Posted on November 11, 2015
Archives: Cicada Rhythm

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.



Archives: Zammuto

Posted on September 12, 2014
Archives: Zammuto

Shortly after the end of The Books, Nick Zammuto began work on developing a new band, Zammuto. They stopped by the studios for a live performance just before their first tour was set to begin with Explosions in the Sky. Previous to this studio session they had only three live shows under their belt. It was a rare moment to hear the birth of a band. Set List: Groan Man, Don't Cry, Too Late to Topologize, Yay, Shape of Things to Come



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