Blue Dog Jam

Hosted by: Nick Brunner

Contemporary rock, local bands, live recordings and artists heard on NPR

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LATEST SHOW | Saturday, November 28, 2015

BDJ: Post-Givin' & The Small Biz Sat Playlist

Oh Hello! Didn't see you there. Welcome to my home. We're just cutting into the playlist. Have a plate.


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Episode: Big Round NUMBER!

Hey! It's episode 500 and 40! BIG ROUND NUMBERS!!! (also Elvis Costello, Beat Happening, Le Tigre and on and on and on)


Saturday, November 14, 2015

BDJ - La solidarité

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

BDJ - Of Woe & Whimsy

New tracks from Welcome to Nightvale's Eliza Rickman​, Kurt Vile​, YACHT; plus throwbacks from Rick James​ & This American Life​ contributor John Hodgman​. It's on now...get going, seriously, you're missing it!


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Blue Dog Jam-o-ween

That's about as far as this Halloween theme is going to go. Listen for new stuff from Joanna Newsom and !!! (who will be in town soon...).

Saturday, October 24, 2015

BDJ Demands A Better Future

In an era of memes, .gifs and a shorter attention span than what the human race has yet known, YACHT thought the future would be cooler. Hear why this week along with new tracks by Joanna Newsom, Low, Fidlar, Cloud Cult & more.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Blue! Dog! Jam! - CHK! CHK! CHK!

Nick celebrates the first non 1000 degree day in Sacramento with an extended listen to the new record from !!! (CHK CHK CHK), LCD Soundsystem, Battles, Tom Waits and Cate Le Bon.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

BDJ: The Nick Cares About Baseball* Edition

Tracks from the new record by Small Black this weekend. A big batch of Sacramento based musicians Shaun Slaughter, Cold Eskimo, Tera Melos) and a fair amount of double shots and instrumentals. The Cubs just tied the playoff series, let's have fun!


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Blue Dog Jam - Vile & Low

Catching up on two new releases from the past month. The stunning b'lieve i'm goin down... by Kurt Vile and Ones and Sixes, the 11th studio album from the band Low. Plus the anything-other-than-usual mix of rock, hip hop and more.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fund Drive Jam

For 10 years, Blue Dog Jam has been like College Radio for grown ups. Individual donations make it happen. Make yours tonight at or by calling 1.800.800.5867