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The AfterFM Annex

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

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MT

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  • Artist: Rex Garvin & the Mighty Cravers
  • Track: I Gotta Go Now (Up On The Floor)
  • Album: 45

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The Skavenger

Scouring the globe for all things Ska.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MT


Local Gold: Colorado's Best Music

Since our very first broadcasts in 1978, KGNU has been dedicated to creating opportunities for local musicians to take over the 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: Dynohunter

Posted on June 13, 2018
Local Gold: Dynohunter

Local electronic group Dynohunter join Indra Raj in the studio to play the entirety of their 'Paradise Nocturno" EP.



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: 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: 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: Clouds and Mountains

Posted on May 12, 2014
Local Gold: Clouds and Mountains

Local Gold: The wonderful band Clouds and Mountains made their way into our studios for their first ever live radio session. I suppose you could call this the worldwide radio debut of the new songs from their forthcoming release, possibly called Ultrasound. We spoke with the members of the band about their songwriting process and the musical manifestation of their friendship.



Now Playing: Covenhoven (Part 1)

Posted on March 25, 2015
Now Playing: Covenhoven (Part 1)

Now Playing - Season 2 / Episode 1: In this episode of the program meet Joel VanHorne, the man behind Covenhoven, and hear the memories and stories from his family cabin that inspired one of the most beautiful records of 2014. Watch performances from the Walnut Room and dodge Audis in RiNo. AfterFM is a proud collaborator of Now Playing and its look at the live music scene in Colorado.



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.



Local Gold: Jayme Stone

Posted on April 17, 2017
Local Gold: Jayme Stone

Listen to our interview and in-studio session with Jayme Stone.



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.



Local Gold: Lonesome Days

Posted on July 12, 2017
Local Gold: Lonesome Days

KGNU DJ Jack Rummel explores alternative rock with local band Lonesome Days on April 8th, 2017.



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