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The AfterFM Annex

Turn up your afternoon with the best and boldest sounds from the AfterFM vault.

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm MT

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  • Artist: Oh Sees
  • Track: Cadaver Dog
  • Album: Orc

On Next:

Elk Bugles

Elk Bugles is the Colorado music show featuring the little-known vinyl of the state.

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MT


Studio Sessions


Local Gold: Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels

Posted on January 28, 2015
Local Gold: Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels

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.



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.



Studio Session: Jules Shear

Posted on July 12, 2017
Studio Session: Jules Shear

KGNU DJ Doug Gertner bring rock artist Jules Shear into the studio for a live session on April 11th, 2017.



Studio Session: Hot Buttered Rum

Posted on April 13, 2017
Studio Session: Hot Buttered Rum

Listen to our recent interview and in-studio session with Hot Buttered Rum.



Local Gold: Esmé Patterson returns to KGNU

Posted on May 25, 2017
Local Gold: Esmé Patterson returns to KGNU

Esmé Patterson joins KGNU's Doug Gertner in the studio to talk about her music and play us some of her newest material.



Studio Session: The By & By

Posted on November 16, 2017
Studio Session: The By & By

The By & By stop by the KGNU studio to play some tunes and chat with DJ Indra.



Archives: The Budos Band

Posted on September 21, 2013
Archives: The Budos Band

We had the honor of hosting The Budos Band at our live performance studio. The band came in after a now historic sold out show at the Larimer Lounge and played an incredible set of music. Joel Davis had a chance to catch up with the band and talk about their unique and deadly sound.



Archives: Dave Rawlings Machine

Posted on June 19, 2014
Archives: Dave Rawlings Machine

We were lucky enough to have a visit from Dave Rawlings Machine in our studios. They were in between a two night run at the Boulder Theater and had enough time in their schedule for a live studio session. "The Machine" was breaking in a new line up featuring Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, Willie Watson, Paul Kowert, and John Paul Jones. They spoke about their harmonies, the forgotten lyrics of This Land Is Your Land, and the challenges of getting their schedules to align.



Archives: Calexico & Mariachi Luz de Luna

Posted on May 5, 2014
Archives: Calexico & Mariachi Luz de Luna

On a Cinco de Mayo afternoon Calexico & Mariachi Luz de Luna were gracious enough to stop by our studios for a live session in advance of their show that night at Tulagi. Unlike the venue they would perform at that evening, this little piece of musical history has not been lost to the sands of time. Despite being up until close to 4:00 am the previous night celebrating with the staff of The Bluebird theater following their Denver performance, the musicians were full of energy. Calexico & Mariachi Luz de Luna treated the radio listeners of Colorado to an extended intimate set of music for which we're all still very grateful.



Archives: Kid Koala

Posted on January 29, 2014
Archives: Kid Koala

Around the time of the release of The Slew's 100% album, Kid Koala made his way into our Denver studio for an interview and DJ set on three turntables. Kid Koala scratched up a batch of improvised versions of Skanky Panky, Robbing Banks (Doin' Time), and Audrey Hepburn's 1961 take on Moon River. In between, he covered topics ranging from his graphic novels to his ambitious puppet theater project, as well as how he has pioneered aspects of implementing the turntable as a true musical instrument.



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