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LATEST SHOW | Saturday, April 11, 2015

BDJ: Can't Get Rid Of Devin

That's right! I'm back! Like a bad penny! Like gum on your shoe! Like the reboot of that one TV show you thought was OK back then but might not stand up to a 21st-century audience! Tune in.

Saturday, March 28, 2015


A Round Up of New Tracks from They Might Be Giants, Chastity Belt, William Elliot Whitmore and Pokey LaFarge meets the best of mod rock from days gone by - Talking Heads, Blondie and more.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

BDJ: Tom Brosseau In-Studio

This weekend Tom Brosseau returns to the studio to play songs and talk about his new record Perfect Abandon. Add to that new tracks by Will Butler, Colleen Green and The King Kahn & BBQ Show and it all makes for a Dandy BDJ.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

BDJ: Anton & Allyson In-Studio and Pop Past Present & Future

Anton Barbeau's songwriting echoes David Bowie and The Beatles. Allyson Seconds is a Sacramento vocalist. Tonight, the duo play songs in our studio & talk about two decades of collaboration. Also: New tracks from Will Butler, Colleen Green and more.


Saturday, March 07, 2015

This is BDJ Ep#503

CapRadio Music's weekly mix of pop music Past, Present & Future brings you the first NEW Violent Femmes song in over a decade, Pixies, Screaming Females and a few in-studio recordings too.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Blue Dog Jam (And Super Creeps) for Feb 28th

Sweet story-songs from the new album by Tom Brosseau. Matthew E. White, Juliana Hatfield and Dan Deacon's latest too. This one's for Leonard.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tiaras - In-Conversation and Performance

San Francisco group Tiaras joins Nick Brunner for conversation and performance. Between songs recorded in our studio (including an untitled debut) the band talks recording their debut, finding a label and their migration from Sacramento.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

#BreakUpJam - A Valentine's Day Special

Breakin' Up. Sure it's hard to do. It's sad, frustrating & yes, cathartic. Tonight we explore songs & stories about just the worst. It's the Valentine's Day episode of #BreakUpJam. Dig It.


Saturday, February 07, 2015

Episode 499

WE'RE TAKING YOUR BREAKUP STORIES!!! 916.278.8954 Leave a message if you want yours on next week's V-Day Break Up Jam special. This week: New Goodness from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion & Dengue Fever.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Blue Dog Jam On (Devin sits in)

Bad puns abound, but the music's good! So there's that.