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The AfterFM Annex

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

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm MT

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Seolta Gael

A weekly exploration of Celtic music.

7:00 pm - 8:00 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: Heartstring Hunters

Posted on July 21, 2017
Local Gold: Heartstring Hunters

KGNU DJ Cameron Henderson brings in local band, The Heartstring Hunters, for some live music from their new album. April 26th, 2017.



Local Gold: Taarka

Posted on July 21, 2017
Local Gold: Taarka

KGNU DJ Dave McIntyre brings in David and Enion Pelta-Tiller from Taarka in to the studio for some local tunes on April 7th, 2017.



Local Gold: Bonnie and the Clydes

Posted on July 12, 2017
Local Gold: Bonnie and the Clydes

KGNU DJ Meredith Carson brings in Bonnie and the Clydes for some local gold on April 28th, 2017.



Local Gold: Patrick Dethlefs

Posted on September 20, 2017
Local Gold: Patrick Dethlefs

KGNU DJ Indra Raj hangs out with local artist, Patrick Dethlefs, to chat and hear some songs ahead of his performance at Swallow Hill on September 29th, 2017.



Local Gold: Ghost Tapes

Posted on December 1, 2017
Local Gold: Ghost Tapes

Ghost Tapes come in to KGNU to perform and talk with DJ Erin Stereo.



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.



Local Gold: Chimney Choir

Posted on October 30, 2014
Local Gold: Chimney Choir

Local Gold: With time running out on their crowd funding campaign to record their dream album, Chimney Choir made a triumphant return to our studios for a live performance of some of their new unrecorded material.



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.



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: 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.



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