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Soul Stacks

Radio Rethink flips through Soul Sides, Deep Funk, and Heavy Breaks from deep in the crates.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MT

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  • Artist: Clarence Carter
  • Track: Snatching It Back
  • Album: Beg Scream

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Eclipse

Hip-Hop: Old school sounds scratched with modern flavor.

7:00 pm - 10:00 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: 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.



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: 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.



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.



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.



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