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The Skavenger

Scouring the globe for all things Ska.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MT

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Denver Vintage Reggae Society

Classic Reggae cuts from the Colorado club night crew.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MT


Local Gold: Colorado's Best Music

Since taking to the airwaves in 1978, KGNU has been dedicated to creating opportunities for local musicians to take over their local airwaves. Local Gold highlights some of the greatest artists of our local community here on the front range of the Rockies. These in-studio performances and interviews give a small sample of the wealth of musical talent right here in the Denver and Boulder area. We strongly encourage you to explore these archives and get to know these amazing musicians.


Local Gold: Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore

Posted on April 10, 2014
Local Gold: Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore

Local Gold: One fine Spring Sunday morning, Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore made their way up to our studios to perform selections from their expansive discography and an unrecorded cover of a Dorothy Love Coates tune. We were excited to have them back live in our performance space.



Local Gold: Esmé Patterson

Posted on April 8, 2014
Local Gold: Esmé Patterson

Local Gold: Local Gold features some of the amazing talent right here in Colorado. Over the years we've had the good fortune to have regular visits from Esmé Patterson. Whether she is joined with her friends in Paper Bird or sharing material from her solo projects, it is always a treat to have her on our airwaves. Her latest visit features material from her second solo album Woman to Woman.



Local Gold: Madame Andrews

Posted on March 25, 2014
Local Gold: Madame Andrews

Local Gold: Madame Andrews passed away peacefully on Monday March 24th 2014. She was a Gospel legend who made Colorado her home. We were lucky to have her with us as a vibrant member of our musical community. She shared the message of Gospel music through her own performances and through the KGNU show she created over three decades ago - The Gospel Chime Hour.



Local Gold: Patrick Dethlefs & Eye and the Arrow

Posted on March 5, 2014
Local Gold: Patrick Dethlefs & Eye and the Arrow

Local Gold: Patrick Dethlefs & Eye and the Arrow stopped by for a live studio session on the Morning Sound Alternative with 99. When Patrick won studio time for $10 at a silent auction he asked Eye and the Arrow if they would be his band for the recording session. They had a different idea, "How about we give you $5 and we do a split EP?" - they still owe Patrick $5 but the resulting EP was the first showcase of a magical musical collaboration.



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.



Local Gold: Jeremy Mohney

Posted on January 22, 2014
Local Gold: Jeremy Mohney

Local Gold: Jeremy Mohney and his quartet made their way into the studios for a live session on the Kabaret show. The young group of musicians present a musical time machine to the past with their special blend of Hot Jazz and Swing. Here are some highlights from the broadcast. Hosted by George Figgs.



Local Gold: Chimney Choir

Posted on January 22, 2014
Local Gold: Chimney Choir

Local Gold: Those completely unclassifiable minstrels of South Broadway, Chimney Choir, stopped by our studios for a live performance. They performed material from their release 'Compass' as well as an older gem from their mesmerizing repertoire. The group is just another example of the incredible talent we have here in the area.



Local Gold: Ark Life

Posted on September 20, 2013
Local Gold: Ark Life

Local Gold: Listen to an in-studio performance from Ark Life. Ark Life is an incredible band that formed when a trip through Denver on route to New York turned into a very extended stay. Lodged in Denver and unable to move, the land-locked Ark is staying put gathering some of Denver's best musicians and bringing them on board.



Local Gold: The Blue Rider

Posted on September 20, 2013
Local Gold: The Blue Rider

Local Gold: The Blue Rider stopped by the KGNU studios for a live performance before the release of their vinyl EP. The band is named after either the controversial public art piece at Denver's International Airport or the fact that all of the band members have blue eyes. It's a mystery really. The one thing we do know for sure is this land-locked surf and psychedelic-infused local band kicks ass.



Local Gold: Paper Bird

Posted on September 3, 2013
Local Gold: Paper Bird

Local Gold: Check out a recent in-studio performance from Paper Bird. It's always wonderful to have Paper Bird stop by our studios. Over the years we've had the pleasure of watching the band evolve musically. Along the way they've taken time to set-up shop in KGNU's live performance studio to share their latest songs. This particular performance showcased music from their latest album "Rooms" just before a Red Rocks performance.