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The AfterFM Annex

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

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm MT

with DJ Modpants

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  • Artist: Hercules & Love Affair Feat. Faris Badwan
  • Track: Controller
  • Album: Omnion

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Highway 322

Folk Music and Americana

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MT


National Acts


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.



Archives: The Wood Brothers

Posted on January 8, 2014
Archives: The Wood Brothers

Enjoy an archive of a live performance from The Wood Brothers. The trio stopped by the KGNU studios during the Afternoon Sound Alternative to play a few songs from their release 'The Muse' and chat with host Barry Gilbert before their shows at The Fox and The Gothic. In addition to playing some beautiful music, the talk about their Boulder roots and Chris Wood's overlapping with Medeski Martin & Wood.



Interview: Femi Kuti

Posted on November 28, 2013
Interview: Femi Kuti

Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, better known as Femi Kuti, is the eldest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Femi has continued the tradition of Afrobeat and continues to spread the infectious sounds and political messages of the music in Lagos and abroad. KGNU's Ewket Assefa had an opportunity to catch up with Femi on a recent visit to Colorado.



Archives: Matmos

Posted on November 24, 2013
Archives: Matmos

Explore the archives with this stunning studio session from Matmos. We were thrilled to have a visit from M. C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel in advance of a Communikey show at the Boulder Theater. After a brief interview and a quick highlight reel of their discography, we turned the airwaves over to them. What happened next was an hour of remarkable radio. Enjoy.



Archives: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Posted on October 21, 2013
Archives: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

You can listen to an archive of a live performance from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down came by the KGNU studios during the Afternoon Sound Alternative to play a few songs from their release 'We The Common' and chat with host Erin Roberts. In addition to a number of amazing performances, Thao talks about how she's adapted to being a touring musician.



Archives: The Budos Band

Posted on September 21, 2013
Archives: The Budos Band

We had the honor of hosting The Budos Band at our live performance studio. The band came in after a now historic sold out show at the Larimer Lounge and played an incredible set of music. Joel Davis had a chance to catch up with the band and talk about their unique and deadly sound.



Interview: Ornette Coleman

Posted on September 10, 2013
Interview: Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman is a musical giant. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s. His work as an improvisational musician and composer is monumental. KGNU's Sam Fuqua had a chance to speak with Ornette Coleman in the Fall of 2006, shortly after the release of his 'Sound Grammar' album.



Interview: Quantic

Posted on September 9, 2013
Interview: Quantic

Will Holland is a musician and producer who records under the name Quantic. Since his first release we have been fascinated by the many twists and turns of his musical career. We caught up with Will by email from his home in Cali, Colombia. We had a number of questions for him including the evolution of his early electronic sound to his passion for Cumbia and Latin American rhythms.



Interview: Seun Kuti

Posted on September 9, 2013
Interview: Seun Kuti

Seun Anikulapo-Kuti is the youngest son of Nigerian musician and political activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. At age 14, after the death of his father in 1997, Seun took over the leadership of Fela's legendary band - Egypt 80. We spoke with Seun by phone as his tour bus moved through a barren stretch of Utah.



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.



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