Blue Dog Jam

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Blue Dog Jam has been revamped. Nick Brunner brings you weekly playlists and interviews featuring cutting edge bands and their influential roots in CapRadio’s newest show Hey, Listen! 

LATEST SHOW | Saturday, September 3, 2016

...One More, Blue.

After 11 years & 3 hosts, CapRadio bids farewell to the name Blue Dog Jam. BUT! As you'll find: Music discovery will continue with Nick Brunner at the helm. Come dig new Nick Cave, cry a little with Blur and aggressively shake with A Giant Dog.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

BDJ - They're Not THAT Violent

Saturday, April 9, 2016

BDJ In-Studio Performance with Foxtails Brigade

Like an intricate series of music spinning gears, Foxtail's Brigade sounds like a Rube Goldberg-designed coo coo clock. The band's latest album came out this week and they stopped by CapRadio to perform songs and talk with Nick Brunner.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

BDJ - Meet The Empire Builder

Let's get to know Laura Gibson, shall we? Her newest record came out yesterday. It's strong, vulnerable, peppy & sorrowful. ALSO! Eleanor Friedberger, PJ Harvey, Guided By Voices, Kaki King and Pulp. Dig It.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

BDJ - Is On Point...

2016 has been an unkind reminder that our heroes are mortal. This week the world lost The Funky Diabetic, The Five Foot Assassin, Phife Dawg: founding member of A Tribe Called Quest. We pay homage to his work and a local tribute to ATCQ.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Blue Devin Jam

I found Ryan Adams's 1989 cover album in the CD library and squealed with glee. And thus, a show was born.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

BDJ - Get Down! Los Alamos Grind

This weekend it's an extended sampling of two very new, very different records. It's Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, a new comp of Hot Rod rock, plus a salute to local artists past & present as we get ever closer to the 24th annual SAMMIES. Dig It.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Blue Dog Jam - Lots and Lots of Live

This week's show is full of new and neo-country, punk rock of all shades and, in a lead-up to the Sammies, a fat set of bands recorded here at CapRadio. Dig it.

Saturday, February 27, 2016


BDJ - The One After Sick Dog Jam

Nick is nearly back to full health & has new cuts from Charles Bradley, Mount Moriah and a track from Foxtails Brigade recorded this afternoon at CapRadio!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sick Dog Jam

Nick caught the hantavirus or something (his voice is a wreck) so this weekend it's loooooong songs for chugging cold medicine.

Saturday, February 13, 2016


Back for it's second year, it's Break Up Jam. Three themed hours of music that fits all the particular moods of for when a relationship ends, peppered with break up stories from listeners & CapRadio Staff. Happy Valentine's Day.