Blue Dog Jam

Hosted by: Nick Brunner

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LATEST SHOW | Saturday, July 25, 2015

Blue Dog Jam - "[Saturday], I'm In Love"

New tracks for your Saturday Sacramento Sunset by Titus Andronicus, wimps and Wilco!


Saturday, July 18, 2015

BDJ: Nick's Need for Nostalgia

The internet seems practically dedicated to nostalgia (and cats). What is it about recreating a time and place? Why do we need it? Tonight, we search far afield from the the late 60s to 2007 (the year your host moved to Sacramento) for nostalgia.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

BDJ: New & Nostalgic Summertime Jams

This weekend has music for hot summer nights by Ratatat, The Bird and the Bee, Heartless Bastards and The Cairo Gang.


Saturday, July 04, 2015

BDJ: Indie-Rock-Pendence Day

Songs For Blowing Stuff Up! ... You know, for freedom.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

BDJ: Midtown Love Edition

After a month of shootings, stabbings and historic referendums: This one's for Blake & The Slaves.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Blue Doggedly in pursuit of the Jams

Yeah, that's right. Tonight, good stuff from Matt & Kim, They Might Be Giants, The Black Keys, and Nat King Cole (yes, THAT Nat King Cole).


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Blue Dog Jam: Back And Better Than Ever In Full Color And Stereo Sound!

Devin sits in with clever quips and song information.


Saturday, June 06, 2015

Blue Dog Jam - Totally Glandular!

This weekend we dive deep into the self titled record by The Glands. Find out why the rarely-seen Athens, GA quartet still sounds as fresh as they did 15 years ago. Also: Sister Crayon, Courtney Barnett and Built to Spill!


Saturday, May 30, 2015


New tracks from Sister Crayon. Warm electronic goodness from the OaklandxSacramento duo in advance of the band's sophomore release this Tuesday. Also: Sharon Van Etten, be Calm Honcho and Blackalicious! Dig. It!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Blue Dog Jam - Courtney Barnett & The Sound Of Sitting And Thinking

Nick can's stop sitting and thinking about Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit, the new record from Courtney Barnett. This week new tracks, deep vault favorites and more for your Saturday night.