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AfterFM Afternoon Mix

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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm MT

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Interview: Jesca Hoop

Posted on March 21, 2017
Interview: Jesca Hoop

Check out our interview with Jesca Hoop about her latest album Memories Are Now.



KGNU Pledge Drive Music Specials

Posted on March 3, 2017
KGNU Pledge Drive Music Specials

Love music? Don’t miss out on the multitude of music specials airing during our spring membership drive!!! These will be one-of-a-kind shows curated by KGNU's volunteer DJs.



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.



Top 100 Albums of 2016

Posted on December 13, 2016
Top 100 Albums of 2016

KGNU’s Top 100 albums of the year, ranked by how many spins each record received. Considering the variety of music programs in our schedule and the sheer number of DJ’s (100+) doing them, it’s no surprise that this is a diverse list. Thanks for listening with open minds and ears. It’s a credit to you, the listeners, that KGNU has been able to offer a true musical alternative for nearly 40 years.



Archives: Antibalas

Posted on November 15, 2014
Archives: Antibalas

Over the years we have been very fortunate to have visits to our studio from Antibalas. This incredible band has consistently taken time out of their busy tour schedule to play a few tunes on our airwaves. As usual, our performance space was packed tighter than a NYC subway but the unstoppable power of Antibalas can never be contained and this session proved that fact once again.



Interview: A Tribe Called Red

Posted on August 10, 2013
Interview: A Tribe Called Red

The original dance party gets an update from A Tribe Called Red. Find out how Electric Pow Wow is taking over the planet. A Tribe Called Red is a trio of Canadian DJs from Ottawa. Since 2008 they have been creating their own electronic sub-genere, electric pow wow, and are quickly emerging as a musical and political force. KGNU caught up with the members of the group, Bear Witness, DJ NDN, and Canadian DMC champ, DJ Shub by phone from Bear's home in Ottawa.



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.



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.



Archives: Cicada Rhythm

Posted on November 11, 2015
Archives: Cicada Rhythm

Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis are the talented team behind Georgia’s Cicada Rhythm. The skilled guitar and bass duo produce a modernized folk sound glistening with sweet strings and haunting vocal harmonies.



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.



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