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  • Dynamic Garage Rock Duo Castle Doctor came in to debut their new tracks and share their summer adventures! Listen in to check out their newest material, to hear about their travels as professional musicians, and the shared wisdom learned on the road.
  • Songwriter Jimmy Deveney assembled the latest version of The Hold Fast Union with a specific purpose: to bring R&B flavor to songs that had grown beyond Americana. To celebrate their new vinyl release "High Desert Soul" the band joined Brandon Kennedy's Thursday "Freeform" in Studio A with Roman Garcia at the controls.
  • Overwhelm performed their Emo-Doom and Shoegaze set on June 7th. Listen to their interview to follow, sharing insight to how the ever classic Emo genre sounds today, and how the Albuquerque scene has evolved and grown to reflect its community.
  • Albuquerque rockers Dru Vaughter & Noelle Graney came out of the pandemic looking for a new musical outlet after completing their "thematic EP" series with Alien Space Kitchen. Enter veteran drummer Ken Maestas and with him a band is born and finds a much timelier sensibility as you can hear on their debut EP "This Modern Age."
  • The Albuquerque Jazz quartet Flambeaux had to rethink their approach when founder & reedman Bob Gusch passed away suddenly with local gigs already booked. The addition of John Truitt on soprano sax allowed the group to update their vintage sound as they maintained their none-dare-call-it-a-preservation-band identity.
  • On May 15th THC Worm made a special intergalactic landing on earth for a KUNM Studio session. Listen in to this Albuquerque based (and beyond!) band's psychedelic funk rock tracks encapsulating the human experience with insightful afrofuturistic flair.
  • Santa Fe's Bard Edrington V began his journey in New Mexico music as part of the roots music trio 3 String Bale and has since built a reputation for songs that evoke century-old roots traditions, both as a solo artist & as a member of the Hoth Brothers Band. The album "Burn You Up" finds him taking fuller advantage of the recording studio with songs that may be his most personal to date.
  • HATAALII (pronounced Ha-TOTH-lee) began making albums of original music at age 15. An Albuquerque resident of Navajo Nation, he's just released his fifth album "Singing Into Darkness" which features a shift into electric instrumentation determined as he says by the "Strangeness" of the songs.
  • Las Cruces-born & Mariachi-trained, songwriter Melissa Rios forged her own style of acoustic soul for her 2016 debut album "Love & Time." Her third album "Sunlight" finds Rios expanding into a narrativesong cycle with richer orchestration than ever before. In this solo acoustic performance she previews songs from the album in their most direct setting and talks about bringing the project from concept tofruition.
  • The Albuquerque/Las Vegas trio Mineral Hill return to Studio A to preview their second full-length album "Down With Despair" and stay to talk about making story songs without a set genre (or net). Recorded on by Chip Borton on May 18, 2023 the band are:Jonathan Mack: vocals, electric guitarJohn Funkhauser: keyboards, melodica, vocalsLauren Addario: drums, vocalsFollow the trio at mineralhillband.com
  • 5/2/23 - Mal Paraiso in studio with host Elena "Ro" Wegmann
  • This veteran quartet built their audience playing venues in the EastMountains, and while they became known for their covers, it's theiroriginals that mark them as something special. With their third album"As the Crow Flies" rolling out, the band piled in to KUNM's Studio C(not the smallest stage they've ever played, they say) to play songs oldand new.