Asst. Program Director, Modern Music Director
Nick Brunner grew up in rural Illinois with his sister and parents within a vast expanse of corn. He discovered NPR in college when he was hired to work at WGLT-FM in Normal, Illinois (the real name of a real town). That’s where he came to appreciate the colors public radio painted amid a drab and predictable broadcast landscape.
Nick's delusions of sophistication often don't match his modest lifestyle and as a result, he spends time trying to find just the right wine to accompany Tuna Helper ... a Shiraz works well.
Cutting edge bands local, national and worldwide. Whether you’re looking to start your record collection or touch up the fringes, Nick Brunner leads you through two hours of Modern Music Discovery.
September 10, 2021
La Luz is finally able to perform live again and the psyche rock band’s first show is the annual Red Museum fundraiser this Saturday.
August 30, 2021
In anticipation for the winner of NPR’s annual contest, CapRadio contributors round up their favorite entries from Northern California.
August 20, 2021
Modern Music Director Nick Brunner connected with Basi Vibe to talk about repping Sacramento, staying motivated, and his new music video "Wallflower," which Nick called “Everything good about the moment, the groove feels like summer.”
July 30, 2021
Sacramento songwriter and vocalist Camilla Covington knocked us out with their 2019 Tiny Desk entry. Their debut EP released earlier this summer and she lets us in on what inspired this new collection of songs.
June 4, 2021
Modern Music Director Nick Brunner spoke with I Am Strikes (aka Kelly Rosenthal) to talk about her musical inclinations as a child learning songs on a one-string ukulele, and why being yourself as an artist and a person is so important.
May 21, 2021
Best Move just recently released their new five-song EP Mirror Image Twins on May 7. Back in February, Modern Music Director Nick Brunner sat down with two-thirds of the Sacramento-based trio, Kris Anaya and Joseph Davancens.
Interview: Seth Meyers Guitarist Marnie Stern On Playing In A Pandemic And Her Love Of Sacramento Pizza
October 9, 2020
The house guitarist for Late Night With Seth Meyers traces 10 years of steps back to Sacramento.
August 7, 2020
It turns out adding a few more cooks in the kitchen can work out after all.
May 28, 2020
Modern Music Director Nick Brunner gathered a panel of Sacramento music fans to highlight their favorite local Tiny Desk Contestants. Full bands to duos, hip-hop to classical, here are a few groups to enjoy while you're at least six feet apart.
January 17, 2020
Schuyler Petersen is a Sacramento musician known as Makebelief who warps his very human experiences with otherworldly sounds. He joined CapRadio's Nick Brunner to talk about his debut record "Confusion Fruit" and perform live in our studio.