City of Sound is a pretty fitting title for this release by New Orleans-based rock band The Revivalists. Each track has a sound pulling from all different genres, including jazz, ska, funk, blues, and country. This wide range of influences makes for an authentic, classic sounding rock album that reflects the whimsically playful nature of their hometown.
Full of soulful southern charm and sprinkled with funky undertones, every song on City of Sound puts forth a different yet oddly familiar sound. With the conventional rock instruments, the band has a horn section that blows through staccato horn breaks and solos. Either with a jazz feel or a ska vibe, it could go either way. “When I Die” features a beachy-sound, as does “Navigate Below”, which contains flamenco guitar strumming and a Caribbean-style drum beat. Tracks like “BTBD” and “Criminal” features large and loud Imagine Dragon-esque choruses complete with John Frusciante type guitar solos. Groovy strumming patterns add to the buoyancy of the album that weaves it’s way through genres.
City of Sound sound like a mixture of the Dave Matthews Band and Streetlight Manifesto, with a dash of Kings of Leon soul, combining to make a laid-back rock album for summer days. With such a unique sound, The Revivalists set out to destroy the traditional sound of indie-rock bands with their killer City of Sound.
Key Tracks: When I Die, Navigate Below, Criminal, BTBD
RIYL: Dave Matthews Band, Streetlight Manifesto
Indie-rock band Cloud Nothings released their fourth album, Here and Nowhere Else, on April 1. The album is full of gritty, fast-paced punk rock that abrasively drives you to headbang along.
Each track is filled with machine-gun drum fills that will rock your face off. The drumming is very spirited, and is what really fuels the velocity of the album. The guitars are noisy, overlapping, and distoreted, playing crunching chords of raw dissonance. The gravelly, screaming vocals add a punk feel, with youthful exasperation forcing dry emotion into the air. With no slower breaks, you may feel a bit exhausted after listening all the way through. It’s easy to get lost in the jungle of noise if you don’t pay attention. At some points, it gets a bit redundant, with no real melodic or dynamic changes, but it’s so fun and fast-paced you probably won’t even mind.
Cloud Nothings have crafted an album that may lack true greatness, but make up for it in pure, unadultered punk rock. They’ve shown a clear maturation in their sound that will most likely have the band continuing on their road to roaring, anthemic rock noise.
Key Tracks: Quieter Today, Psychic Trauma, I’m Not Part of Me
RIYL: Japandroids, Real Estate, Yuck
Writing about SXSW is rather difficult. So much happened in such short a time and it’s difficult to wrap my head around it all. It seems as if my spring break was a fairy tale adventure that I dreamt up while I was sitting on my couch eating Oreos in my undies. We went with a group of 5 and mobbed around the city of Austin for 7 days straight, dropping into different venues and house parties, filming interviews/performances with a number of bands, and meeting more people that I can even remember. I have decided to write a few recaps like this, as the footage gets uploaded, about specific bands and our adventures that arose because of these bands.
Firstly, we’ve got Young & Sick. He’s a genuine, talented young man who not only creates fantastic music, but also is an artist (he recently designed the art for the new Foster The People album) and involved in fashion. What a legend. We were lucky enough to interview and get an exclusive acoustic rooftop performance with Young & Sick, and from this performance, friendships blossomed like chrysanthemums blooming in the fall. We spent quite a lot of time with Young & Sick, their manager Aaron (http://www.voicelessartists.com) and his other artist Mahaut Mondino (we have a interview/performance with her that we will be posting next week) over the week and it is a bit difficult now that we are separated, not sure of the next time we will reunite. However, we had enough good times together to last at least a few months.
They had a number of shows throughout the week, including showcases with Bipolar Sunshine, Arthur Beatrice (interview coming soon), and a massive show in Butler Park with Washed Out and Foster The People. Of course, we went to all of these. We saw the band in a number of forms, from purely acoustic in our rooftop sessions to full-band acoustic in a beautiful apartment on Rainey Street to the whole shebang at Butler Park. Every single form was something special. There are some bands that I see that I just know are going to go to great heights, and this band is one of them. I’m not just saying this because they are lovely people; but that definitely is an added benefit. My friend and I were just talking about how a band can create “forever fans” by not only having fantastic music but also being extremely personable and giving. Young & Sick is both of these, and this is going to propel the band to a top spot in the music scene. They already have secured spots at Coachella, Sasquatch, and a support run with Foster The People, and they only played their first show this February.
This group influenced a large amount of our experience at SXSW and I am extremely excited about their future. They recently released their new single Heartache Fetish that continues the trend of sexy, passionate, and complex songs that Young & Sick is starting to be known for. Their new album will be in rotation on April 8 and I already know that it is going to secure a high position on WUSC’s charts.
With our spring fundraiser having come to a close March 6, and final donation calculations coming in, it is time for a simple thank you.
From beach bum, chill jams, to stringy mountain tunes, we brought our favorites in spring break mixtape songs, while encouraging listeners to give us a call and make a donation, big or small.
Beyond special programming, we also offered the opportunity to support us through events such as our kickoff dance party at Breaker’s, acoustic night at Red Door Tavern, percent night at Mellow Mushroom and closing show at Foxfield Bar & Grille.
Between called-in, mailed and online donations, plus all of our events, we made about $4,000 in the week, bringing us just about $500 shy of our $13,000 yearly budget!
On behalf of everyone at WUSC, I’d like to extend a hearty “thank you” for each and every dollar given to us–both in this fundraiser and beyond. With operating costs rising, equipment falling apart and updates being needed, our biannual fundraisers are what keep us going year after year.
I invite you to please continue supporting us to see all the wonderful ways your dollars make an impact on WUSC!
I don’t speak Russian, but that doesn’t keep me from being able to hear the anger and the passion in songs like “Kill the Sexist” and “Putin Will Teach You to Love the Motherland”. It also doesn’t require fluent Russian to see that something is wrong in a country when 6 protestors get beat by the whips of paramilitary police for a brief, silly demonstration.
Of course, I’m talking about Pussy Riot, the punk collective/political and social rights activists focused on defending the rights of the marginalized Russian people (especially but not limited to woman, prisoners and homosexuals) from the [President] Vladimir Putin led government, a regime they accuse of being a dictatorship rather than a presidency. Pussy Riot members have been in and out of jail for various protests and demonstrations, the most notable incident coming after Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina were imprisoned for 2 years following a demonstration music video shot in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.
But Pussy Riot is relentless. Right after being released from prison early in a show of “mercy” from President Putin ahead of the Sochi Olympics, Tolokonnikova and Alekhina were again imprisoned for supporting 8 Russian protestors that participated in the 2011-2013 Russian protests (commonly referred to as the “Snow Revolution”) in a demonstration outside of the courtroom. Those arrests came after the aforementioned whippings in Sochi.
There are punk bands, and then there are punk bands with balls. The Russian government isn’t an institution that many people choose to mess with, and President Vladimir Putin isn’t somebody you win an argument with. But Pussy Riot doesn’t care. How punk is that? Whether or not they’re being whipped, mocked, kicked, or arrested, they don’t stop. They just do not care. Punk.
“This is my country, understand?” says the male Russian Cossack (paramilitary police officer) that beat Pussy Riot with whips. The Russian “Old World” is clashing with the “New World”, and it’s tough to determine who’s winning. While Pussy Riot and other demonstrators make waves in New Media, it’s still the old world mentality that dominates politics and the social mentality in today’s Russia. And it’s the same old world forces (*Ahem* Vladimir Putin) that decided to invade Crimea, Ukraine. Yes that’s right, as I type away on my MacBook in the middle of class, the Russian military is currently occupying the southernmost island of Ukraine, and threatening to assault the rest of the country if the situation doesn’t stabilize.
It is a volatile situation in the Eastern world. Four years removed from the Georgian invasion, and in the wake of various Ukrainian uprisings and revolts, Russia has deployed and positioned troops in the pro-Russian, yet still Ukrainian region of Crimea, and has also set in motion a massive training exercise across the northern Ukraine-Russia border, priming their forces for an invasion. Uncertain times like these invariably mean change…
Re-enter Pussy Riot.
Change requires strong voices. To me, it is apparent that change is required when whippings are accepted punishment for free speech, and invasion is the answer to a revolution. Pussy Riot is a voice to be listened to, a small yet growing crowd of voices screaming out for equality and the end of oppression. Russia and Ukraine now stand at a crossroads that is relevant for the entirety of the eastern world, and the rest of the world at large. We should all be paying attention, especially because Pussy Riot won’t stop screaming out until we do. (And I hope they don’t.)
– Nick Vogt
It’s midterm week. The professors have unloaded mountains of papers, presentations, and exams upon us. Along with this, it is cold outside, forcing us to have no excuse to stay inside and study. It is my last semester here at USC, meaning that my mountain of work due is humongous, which means that I should be spending my time thinking about the different facets of negotiation between cultures or the marketing funnel. However, all that is on my mind is the mammoth of a week that I am going to be experiencing in Austin, TX while attending South By Southwest, one of the biggest music festivals in the world (if not the biggest).
I was lucky enough to win a Music Badge to SXSW this year through Team Clermont and I quickly assembled a team to join me on my adventure to Austin. We are rolling deep, a group of 5 representing WUSC, which will be absolutely necessary in order to experience as many aspects of SXSW as we can. The thing is, I am probably going to see about 5% of the things that I want to see at the festival, if not less than that. There is just so much to do. First off, there are over 1000 “official” SXSW acts that spend the evenings playing at a number of showcases, such as the NPR Showcase next Wednesday featuring Damon Albarn, St. Vincent and Eagulls, one of my most anticipated events. However, there are 10 other great acts playing at the same time including Stepdad and Macauley Culkin’s new band The Pizza Underground. Normally, this type of festival would create extreme fear of missing out for many, but after talking to many people who experienced SXSW in years past, I have decided to pick a number of bands that I really want to see and try my hardest to see them, then go with the flow for the rest of the time.
The way SXSW works is extremely different from other festivals. Many of the official showcases require that you have a badge or wristband to get in (unless you want to line for ages only to get turned away), but there are just as many day parties/showcases that only require a RSVP beforehand to get in. For example, the mobile event app Applauze is hosting a number of showcases and parties throughout the festival; at least one a day. Their main event on Monday at the Scoot Inn is chock full of massive artists such as MS MR, Charli XCX (check out her new collab with Iggy Azalea), Robert Delong, among others. In order to get into this event, you have to download Applauze from the app store and RSVP on the app itself. Regardless of whether you’re attending SXSW or not, I highly recommend this app; it’s a good one. Along with their main event, they are going to have many others at the Casa de Applauze featuring free food, drinks, and bands such as Jordan Klassen, To Kill A King, and The Family Crest.
The Fader Fort is another major event at SXSW. It is extremely hard to get into one of their day parties, as they have gotten bigger and bigger every year. So far, the lineup boasts artists such as Sam Smith (one of my must-sees), Little Dragon, Chromeo, Glass Animals, and a many more incredible acts. The fact of the matter is that pretty much every party or showcase has at least one or two amazing bands featured as there is so much talent packed into the city for the week. Other exciting events include the Spotify House (Hozier, Phantogram, Real Estate), Hype Hotel (Tokyo Police Club, Wye Oak, SOHN – another one of my priorities), and the Harvest Showcase (Arthur Beatrice, The Preatures, Banks). As you can see, it is rather overwhelming, but exciting and crazy at the same time. Also, the MTVu Woodie Awards will be taping in Austin during this time, which is a big deal for WUSC as we have been nominated for an award. If we win, our station will be represented on stage at the awards show and receive the award for Best College Radio Station. Be sure to vote for us at http://bit.ly/voteforwusc.
I could write for ages on how excited I am for next week, but I should probably get back to the work that I have to finish before our trip begins. We will be regularly updating WUSC’s social media (Twitter & Facebook) with live tweets, videos, pictures, and more so be sure to keep an eye out for that. If you’re interested in heading to Austin for spring break/the festival, all the information you need can be found at SXSW’s website.
By Rupert Hudson
Recently, I (Rupert Hudson, WUSC Music Director) interviewed Evan Acheson, the lead singer and piano player of Calgary, Canada-based band Boreal Sons. He was a lovely man and we chatted about haters, their new album, and maple syrup (not sure if we actually talked about that but it was implied).
I’m very exciting to be interviewing you today. Especially because of the beautiful connection we have through your guitarist Logan (I went to high school with him). How did you meet him?
Yeah, we call him the ruggedly handsome one. I met him a while ago through some friends. We went to the same live music events in Calgary. I think I’d met him very briefly and I was driving in rush hour traffic one day. I looked over and he was the car right where I wanted to be in traffic. We kind of had this silent moment and with motioning charades I said “would I be able to sneak in front of you there?” Of course, he waved me him. That’s why I let him in the band. I owed it to him.
Who else do you have in your band and how did you meet them?
Well, I play the piano and sing, and Logan has the guitars covered. Zack is on percussion and I have known him my whole life. Our parents were friends. And finally, Reagan is the bass player and I met him through an organization called Young Life.
Tell me a bit about your childhood.
Well, I was homeschooled, which was interesting. Actually, I thought that I had a very normal childhood. My mom was a teacher and she taught my three little brothers and me. The four of us were very good buddies growing up and I had lots of friends in the neighbourhood with whom I would go build tree forts in the woods and ride our bikes.
Are you on tour right now?
We are in the middle of a long tour right now but we have a few days off in Calgary. We toured the west coast of Canada and we got to play a bunch of really fun shows out in the Vancouver/Victoria area and also in the mountains. We’re getting ready to head east now. We haven’t really played anywhere on the eastern side of the continent so we are going to be doing a lot of driving in the next few days. We are so excited for new adventures and new sights. Our mechanic just put new tires on our van and he assures us everything will be a-ok for our massive trek.
Have you had trouble with your van before?
Well, we had an old tour van that was a lot of maintenance and trouble. In the end, it burst into flames on the highway. I called our mechanic and described to him what our engine looked like and he said “I think that’s probably all she’s got in her.” Zack, Reagan and I had been at a wedding and Logan was visiting friends in another part of Vancouver and we called him. Like a knight in shining armor, he borrowed a large van in Vancouver and drove 3 or 4 hours to come pick us up.
Your new album Threadbare was just released, how does that feel?
It’s great. It’s our first full-length album. We’ve had a couple of EPs previously but this is our first album where we sat down and strategically planned it out. We worked with an awesome producer and made our greatest effort and best product to date.
What has the reaction in Canada been like? Have certain cities asked you to come play there because of this album or did you plan it out?
Well, it was mostly us, but we have been getting a lot of media coverage. We’ve been working with some people to help us with publicity and they have been a huge help. We have got a few blog articles and album reviews about Threadbare. Everyone has been extremely supportive.
Well, we have loved your album on WUSC. I think you were #5 on our charts this week.
Holy smokes! I’ve never even been to South Carolina.
You’ve got to come here! Anyways, do you have any good stories that come from your most recent tour?
There was this cool bar we played at in Victoria, BC called The Copper Owl. It was a bizarre experience. The venue used to be a gay bar but now hipsters have claimed it. It’s like, a guy sits down with a PBR, another guy sits down with a fancy cocktail and they can hit it off. They can be best buds. It was quite small but made for a really intimate show. There was torrential downpour that night and crazy amounts of wind. I think it was a special moment as people sought shelter from the storm and huddled around.
Are you going anywhere in the next month and a half that you haven’t been?
I think I’m most excited to go to the east coast of Canada because I’ve never been there at all. Not even on a family vacation. I’m looking forward to seeing the beautiful landscape. I’ve heard there are lots of rocky cliffs near the sea and that the people are really lovely. We’re travelling through Quebec as well, and I’ve never been there either.
I see you’re playing at a place called Burritoville in Montreal.
I’ve heard from sources that is a beautiful old building, which should be fun. I’ve also heard that they have great Mexican food.
Have you had to deal with haters at all with your band?
No, not really. Oh wait, today we got a 2/5 star review. But you know, you’re going to get that so whatever. It is interesting though. I think having people give their honest opinions and poor reviews is not a bad thing altogether. It at least gives us a gauge for how many people are actually hearing it now. I mean, we’re not out there to win everybody over. It was such an awesome experience just to make this album and express ourselves genuinely and honestly. We can only improve from here so we are open to hearing honest criticism.
What is your personal favorite song to play live from the album?
Oh, good question. I think it would be Sparks, which is track 2 on the album. It’s a bit more groovy than some of our previous stuff. We’ve been playing a real Fender Rhodes keyboard on tour and the sound of it mixed with the drums, the whole band playing together and the movement of the chord changes is a lot of fun. Also, the song Coward has a bit of gnarly, staticky guitar solo on the recording but live we have been having a lot of fun trying to make it loud and crazy. Some of our fans who have been listening to our softer, quieter stuff will hopefully be surprised in a pleasant way by how these songs sound.
Thank you so much Evan for doing this interview.
Thank you! I hope to see you in Canada sometime soon.
In case you haven’t heard, WUSC is hosting mtvU’s College Radio Countdown tonight. And in case you don’t know what that is, per mtvU’s website:
“College Radio Countdown gives college radio stations across the country the opportunity to call out their favorite videos on mtvU. From 90’s rap to brand new indies, each week a different station plays the 10 songs that best represent their vibe.”
So yeah, this is gonna be awesome. We’ve got a sick video showcasing a bunch of WUSC DJs and staff being awesome in addition to a lineup of pretty stellar music videos, so tune in live or check out the video below if you just can’t wait. You can also visit the WUSC College Radio Countdown page on mtvU, you know, just because.
Oh and Aaron Carter, if you’re reading this, WUSC’s Music Director, Rupert, wants to fight you. Anytime. Anywhere.
Have your people call our people. (803) 777-5124
10. Between The Buried & Me Alaska
9. SBTRKT Wildfire
8. Best Coast The Only Place
7. Crystal Fighters You & I
6. Johnny Flynn Kentucky Pill
5. Little Green Cars The John Wayne
4. Battles Ice Cream
3. Danny Brown Grown Up
2. Stepdad Must Land Running
1. Toro y Moi So Many Details
1 TYPHOON – White Lighter – Roll Call
2 BASTILLE – Bad Blood – Virgin
3 DODOS – Carrier – Polyvinyl
4 SUPERCHUNK – I Hate Music – Merge
5 POLYPHONIC SPREE – Yes, It’s True – Kirtland
6 HALF MOON RUN – Dark Eyes – Glassnote
7 RUDIMENTAL – Home – Atlantic
8 PITY SEX – Feast Of Love – Run For Cover
9 CAGED ANIMALS – In The Land Of Giants – Lucky Number
10 SONNY AND THE SUNSETS – Antenna To The Afterworld – Polyvinyl
11 VERNONS – Volume 1 – Self-Released
12 ROGUE WAVE – Nightingale Nights – Vagrant
13 SKI LODGE – Big Heart – Dovecote
14 PONDEROSA – Pool Party – New West
15 BEAR MOUNTAIN – XO – Last Gang
16 HOT CHIP – Dark And Stormy [EP] – Domino
17 ALUNAGEORGE – Body Music – Vagrant
18 DENT MAY – Warm Blanket – Carpark-Paw Tracks
19 DEER TICK – Negativity – Partisan
20 RAFFERTIE – Sleep of Reason – Ninja Tune
21 OKKERVIL RIVER – The Silver Gymnasium – ATO
22 MOONDOGGIES – Adios, I’m A Ghost – Hardly Art
23 TRICKY – False Idols – K7!
24 ZOLA JESUS – Versions – Sacred Bones
25 VALERIE JUNE – Pushin’ Against A Stone – Concord
26 VOLCANO CHOIR – Repave – Jagjaguwar
27 MAKESHIFT PRODIGY – Illuminate [EP] – Kma
28 JACUZZI BOYS – Jacuzzi Boys – Hardly Art
29 BRAIDS – Flourish//Perish – Arbutus
30 PELL – Feel Good Summer [EP] – Self-Released
1 CHELSEA WOLFE – “We Hit A Wall” [Single] – Sargent House
2 BALANCE AND COMPOSURE – The Things We Think We’re Missing – No Sleep
3 PACK A.D. – Some Sssongs [EP] 4 STEPKIDS – Troubador – Stones Throw
5 WILDCAT! WILDCAT! – Wildcat! Wildcat! [EP] – Downtown
1 TYPHOON – White Lighter
2 DODOS – No Color
3 TRICKY – False Idols
4 BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Self-Titled
5 HOT CHIP – Dark & Stormy [EP] 6 PITY SEX – Feast Of Love
7 DEAR BLANCA – Talker
8 WISE BLOOD – ID
9 SAID THE WHALE – I Love You [EP] 10 POLYPHONIC SPREE – Yes, It’s True
11 MOONDOGGIES – Adios, I’m A Ghost
12 WEEKS – Dear Bo Jackson
13 ZOMBY – With Love
14 ROGUE WAVE – Nightingale Floors
15 BOMBADIL – Metrics Of Affection
16 JULIANNA BARWICK – The Magic Place
17 SKI LODGE – Big Heart
18 RUDIMENTAL – Home
19 JOHN VANDERSLICE – Dagger Beach
20 SMITH WESTERNS – Soft Will
21 HALF MOON RUN – Dark Eyes
22 PONDEROSA – Pool Party
23 MAPS – Vicissitude
24 PAPER LIONS – My Friends
25 BOARDS OF CANADA – Tomorrow’s Harvest
26 CROCODILES – Crimes Of Passion
27 ALUNAGEORGE – Body Music
28 BRAIDS – Flourish//Perish
29 THE ORWELLS – Who Needs You [EP] 30 DEER TICK – Negativity
1 BASTILLE – Bad Blood
2 VOLCANO CHOIR – Repave
3 CELESTIAL STORE – 10X
4 KING KHAN – Idle No More
5 CAGED ANIMALS – In The Land Of Giants
1 HOT CHIP – Dark And Stormy [EP] – Domino
2 HALF MOON RUN – Dark Eyes – Glassnote
3 SMITH WESTERNS – Soft Will – Mom And Pop
4 BOMBADIL – Metrics Of Affection – Ramseur
5 BOXER REBELLION – Promises – Insound
6 MAGIC BRONSON – Nor Easter [EP] – Self-Released
7 BOARDS OF CANADA – Tomorrow’s Harvest – Warp
8 TYPHOON – White Lighter – Roll Call
9 MAVIS STAPLES – One True Vine – Anti
10 MOONDOGGIES – Adios I’m A Ghost – Hardly Art
11 SKI LODGE – Big Heart – Dovecote
12 SAID THE WHALE – I Love You [EP] – Hidden Pony
13 SUPERCHUNK – I Hate Music – Merge
14 PONY BWOY – Pony Bwoy – Totally Gross National Product
15 PAPER LIONS – My Friends – Fountain Pop
16 FUTURE BIBLE HEROES – Partygoing – Merge
17 BEAR MOUNTAIN – XO – Last Gang
18 PITY SEX – Feast Of Love – Run For Cover
19 HEY GERONIMO – Hey Geronimo – Self-Released
20 RADIATION CITY – Animals In The Median – Tender Loving Empire
21 RAFFERTIE – Sleep of Reason – Ninja Tune
22 LOVE LANGUAGE – Ruby Red – Merge
23 HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk – Hardly Art
24 JOHN VANDERSLICE – Dagger Beach – Tiny Telephone
25 DEAR BLANCA – Talker
26 NOVA ALBION – Nature – Self-Released
27 ZOMBY – With Love – 4AD
28 SANDCASTLES – Tantrums
29 SMALL BLACK – Limits Of Desire – Jagjaguwar
30 TECLA – We Are The Lucky Ones – Mayimba
1 OKKERVIL RIVER – The Silver Gymnasium – ATO
2 CROCODILES – Crimes Of Passion – Frenchkiss
3 ORWELLS – Who Needs You [EP] – Canvasback
4 DENT MAY – Warm Blanket – Paw Tracks-Carpark
5 DEER TICK – Negativity – Partisan
1 SMITH WESTERNS – Soft Will – Mom And Pop
2 DEAR BLANCA – Talker
3 PITY SEX – Feast Of Love – Run For Cover
4 POOR YOUNG THINGS – The Heart. The Head. The End. – Bumstead
5 ZOMBY – With Love – 4AD
6 QUADRON – Avalanche – Epic
7 CANCELLERI- III
8 FUTUREBIRDS – Baba Yaga – Fat Possum
9 BASTILLE – Haunt [EP] – Virgin
10 MAVIS STAPLES – One True Vine – Anti
11 CSS – Planta – SQE
12 DAUGHTER – If You Leave – Glassnote
13 BUDDY MONDLOCK – The Memory Wall – Sparking Gap
14 BEAR MOUNTAIN – XO – Last Gang
15 FEATHERS – If All Now Here – Self-Released
16 HOT CHIP – Dark And Stormy [EP] – Domino
17 CRYSTAL FIGHTERS – Cave Rave – Atlantic
18 NOVA ALBION – Nature – Self-Released
19 TURNPIKE GLOW – Funke Pop – Self-Released
20 DREW HOLCOMB AND THE NEIGHBORS – Hood Light – Magnolia
21 WE BARBARIANS – Mexico, NY – Self-Released
22 ETERNAL FAIR – The Horse That Carries The Wheel – Self-Released
23 DESSA – Parts Of Speech – Doomtree
24 SHAPESHIFTER – Delta – TrueTone
25 RADIATION CITY – Animals In The Median – Tender Loving Empire
26 SNOWDEN – No One In Control – serpents and snakes
27 IMAGINARY CITIES – Fall Of Romance – Hidden Pony
28 KYLE ANDREWS – Brighter Than The Sun – Elephant Lady
29 EMIKA – DVA – Ninja Tune
30 BOARDS OF CANADA – Tomorrow’s Harvest – Warp
1 HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk – Hardly Art
2 HOT CHIP – Dark And Stormy [EP] – Domino
3 PRETTY LIGHTS – Color Map From The Sun – 8 Minutes 20 Seconds
4 SOLAR YEAR – Waverly – Ceremony
5 DAVID LYNCH – Big Dream – Sacred Bones
1 EMPIRE OF THE SUN – Ice On The Dune – Astralwerks
2 BASTILLE – Haunt [EP] – Virgin
3 SONS OF HIPPIES – Griffons At The Gates Of Heaven – Cleopatra
4 BOARDS OF CANADA – Tomorrow’s Harvest – Warp
5 QUADRON – Avalanche – Epic
6 CHARLES BRADLEY – Victim Of Love – Dunham
7 MOOD RINGS – VPI Harmony – Mexican Summer
8 WIRETREE – Give Up – Self-Released
9 FEMI KUTI- No Place For My Dream – Knitting Factory
10 ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER – Personal Record – Merge
11 BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Bass Drum Of Death – Innovative Leisure
12 DEAR BLANCA – Talker
13 DEAD SURF – Summer Never Was
14 SASKWATCH – Leave It All Behind – NorthSide
15 NOVA ALBION – Nature – Self-Released
16 DEERHUNTER – Monomania – 4AD
17 ROSE WINDOWS – The Sun Dogs – SUB POP
18 AIR DUBAI – Warning – Hopeless
19 SHAPESHIFTER – Delta – TrueTone
20 RADIATION CITY – Animals In The Median – Tender Loving Empire
21 CAMERA OBSCURA – Desire Lines – 4AD
22 TRICKY – False Idols – K7!
23 DAUGHTER – If You Leave – Glassnote
24 POOR YOUNG THINGS – The Heart. The Head. The End. -Bumstead
25 EMIKA – DVA – Ninja Tune
26 KING TUFF – Was Dead – Burger
27 SNOWDEN – No One In Control – serpents and snakes
28 LILY AND MADELEINE – The Weight Of The Globe – Asthmatic Kitty
29 BLEACHED – Ride Your Heart – Dead Oceans
30 ASG – Blood Drive – Relapse
1 MATIAS AGUAYO – The Visitor – Kompakt
2 BAND OF STRANGERS – When The Light Gets In – Self-Released
3 BOSNIAN RAINBOWS – Bosnian Rainbows – Sargent House
4 SERENGETI – Kenny Dennis – Anticon
5 MOON HOOCH – Moon Hooch – Palmetto-Hornblow
1 KING TUFF – Was Dead – Burger
2 DEERHUNTER – Monomania – 4AD
3 QUADRON – Avalanche – Epic
4 DEAR BLANCA – Talker
5 DEAD SURF – Summer Never Was
6 EMPIRE OF THE SUN – Ice On The Dune – Astralwerks
7 GRANDCHILDREN – Golden Age – Earnest Jenning
8 ROSE WINDOWS – The Sun Dogs – SUB POP
9 LILY AND MADELEINE – The Weight Of The Globe – Asthmatic Kitty
10 SASKWATCH – Leave It All Behind – Northside
11 TOM ODELL – Songs From Another Love – RCA
12 MOOD RINGS – VPI Harmony – Mexican Summer
13 BASTILLE – Haunt [EP] – Virgin
14 SONS OF HIPPIES – Griffons At The Gates Of Heaven – Cleopatra
15 BOXER REBELLION – Promises – Insound
16 DAUGHTER – If You Leave – Glassnote
17 CHICO MANN – Magical Thinking – Soundway
18 RADIATION CITY – Animals In The Median – Tender Loving Empire
19 POOR YOUNG THINGS – The Heart. The Head. The End. – Bumstead
20 MEMORYY – Electric City – Self-Released
21 CAMERA OBSCURA – Desire Lines – 4AD
22 ROGUE WAVE – Nightingale Nights – Vagrant
23 HUSSY – Pagan Hiss – SouthPaw
24 ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER – Personal Record – Merge
25 NOVA ALBION – Nature – Self-Released
26 BOARDS OF CANADA – Tomorrow’s Harvest – Warp
27 KURT VILE – Walking On A Pretty Daze – Matador
28 SOL CAT – Sol Cat – Self-Released
29 MULTIPLE CAT – The Return Of Multiple Cat – Guilt Ridden Pop
30 SMALL MULTIPLES – Small Multiples – Self-Released
1 SMITH WESTERS – Soft Will – Mom And Pop
2 BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Bass Drum Of Death – Innovative Leisure
3 MAGIC BRONSON – Nor Easter [EP] – Self-Released
4 PITY SEX – Feast Of Love – Run For Cover
5 TURNPIKE GLOW – Funke Pop – Self-Released
1 BASTILLE – Haunt [EP] – Virgin
2 TRICKY – False Idols – K7
3 DEAD SURF – Summer Never Was
4 GOLD AND YOUTH – Beyond Wilderness – Arts And Crafts
5 ROGUE WAVE – Nightingale Nights – Vagrant
6 BELLE GAME – Ritual Tradition Habit – Boompa
7 BIG BLACK DELTA – Big Black Delta – Masters Of Bates
8 SAVAGES – Silence Yourself – Matador
9 QUADRON – Avalanche – Epic
10 LOU DOILLON – Places – Barclay
11 GRANDCHILDREN – Golden Age – Earnest Jenning
12 VALE OF PNATH – The Prodigal Empire
13 INANIMATE EXISTENCE – Liberation Through Hearing
14 CHICO MANN – Magical Thinking – Soundway
15 CAMERA OBSCURA – Desire Lines – 4AD
16 FUTUREBIRDS – Baba Yaga – Fat Possum
17 JC BROOKS AND THE UPTOWN SOUND – Howl – Bloodshot
18 MEMORYY – Electric City – Self-Released
19 SMALL MULTIPLES – Small Multiples – Self-Released
20 PAPER KITES – Woodland [EP] – Nettwerk
21 RADIATION CITY – Animals In The Median – Tender Loving Empire
22 SAID THE WHALE – I Love You [EP] – Hidden Pony
23 ROUND MOUNTAIN – The Goat – Self-Released
24 BOXER REBELLION – Promises – Insound
25 KURT VILE – Walkin On A Pretty Daze – Matador
26 FREE ENERGY – Love Sign – Self-Released
27 HOOVERPHONIC – The Night Before – Sony
28 CHARLES BRADLEY – Victim Of Love – Dunham
29 ABACUS – EP 2
30 ASG – Blood Drive – Relapse
1 EMPIRE OF THE SUN – Ice On The Dunes – Astralwerks
2 SONS OF HIPPIES – Griffons At The Gates Of Heaven – Cleopatra
3 BOARDS OF CANADA – Tomorrow’s Harvest – Warp
4 MIDNIGHT FACES – Fornication – Broken Factory
5 HONEYSLIDE – Dripping/Deep Architecture – Critical Heights
1 MIKHAEL PASKALEV – “Jive Baby/I Spy” [Single] – Mom And Pop-Boombox
2 LIGHTOUTS – Want – Self-Released
3 RUBY SUNS – Christopher – Sub Pop
4 BORN RUFFIANS – Birthmarks – Yep Roc
5 CAYUCAS – Bigfoot – Secretly Canadian
6 DIAMOND YOUTH – Orange – Topshelf
7 LES RACQUET – Whale Hail
8 RILO KILEY – Rkives – Little Record Co.
9 YOUTH LAGOON – Wondrous Bughouse – Fat Possum
10 HEMMINGBIRDS – Vines Of Age – Self-Released
11 LITTLE GREEN CARS – Absolute Zero – Glassnote
12 IO ECHO – Ministry Of Love – Iamsound
13 THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS – Nanobots – Idlewild
14 CARLA BRUNI – Little French Songs – Verve
15 YOUNG DREAMS – Between Places – Modular
16 TELEKINESIS – Dormarion – Merge
17 DAWES – Stories Don’t End – HUB
18 GENERATIONALS – Heza – Polyvinyl
19 HUMAN HUMAN – Human Human – Self-Released
20 ONWARD CHARIOTS – This Is My Confession – Skipping Stones
21 DARWIN DEEZ – Songs For Imaginative People – Lucky Number
22 WOODPIGEON – Thumbtacks And Glue – Boompa
23 FOL CHEN – The False Alarms – Asthmatic Kitty
24 CAPSULES – Northern Lights And Southern Skies – Vespera
25 MELISSA GREENER – Transistor Corazon
26 CAVE SINGERS – Naomi – Jagjaguwar
27 BONOBO – The North Borders – Ninja Tune
28 LAPALUX – Nostalchic – Brainfeeder
29 CHARLES BRADLEY – Victim Of Love – Dunham
30 DEAD SURF – Summer Never Was
1 BELLE GAME – Ritual Tradition Habit – Boompa
2 JETMAN JET TEAM – We Will Live The Space Age
3 TOUCHE – It’s Fate
4 THE KNIFE – Shaking The Habitual – Mute
5 ARTHUR LEE LAND – Cracked Open
1 LES RACQUET – Whale Hail
2 YOUNG DREAMS – Between Places – Modular
3 MIKHAEL PASKALEV – “Jive Baby/I Spy” [Single] – Boombox-Mom And Pop
4 YOUTH LAGOON – Wondrous Bughouse – Fat Possum
5 WOODPIGEON – Thumbtacks And Glue – Boompa
6 BONOBO – The North Borders – Ninja Tune
7 RUBY SUNS – Christopher – Sub Pop
8 THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS – Nanobots – Idlewild
9 GENERATIONALS – Heza – Polyvinyl
10 VIRGINS – Strike Gently – Cult
11 LAPALUX – Nostalchic – Brainfeeder
12 BORN RUFFIANS – Birthmarks – Yep Roc
13 BLACK LILLIES – Runaway Freeway Blues
14 MOXI – In My Dreams – CatBeach
15 JAMIE LIDELL – Jamie Lidell – Warp
16 LOTUS – Build – SCI Fidelity
17 BROTHER SUN – Some Part Of The Truth
18 QUADRON – Quadron – Plug Research
19 SIN FANG – Flowers – Morr Music
20 DARWIN DEEZ – Songs For Imaginative People – Lucky Number
21 BIFFY CLYRO – Opposites – Warner Brothers
22 GOLD FIELDS – Black Sun – Astralwerks
23 FOL CHEN – The False Alarms – Asthmatic Kitty
24 LITTLE GREEN CARS – Absolute Zero – Glassnote
25 LIGHTOUTS – Want – Self-Released
26 HEMMINGBIRDS – Vines Of Age – Self-Released
27 TELEKINESIS – Dormarion – Merge
28 HECTORS – Her Dark Majesty
29 360 – Falling And Flying – Soulmate-EMI
30 HUMAN HUMAN – Human Human – Self-Released
1 DAWES – Stories Don’t End – HUB
2 BESNARD LAKES – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO – Jagjaguwar
3 COLD WAR KIDS –Dear Miss Lonelyhearts – Downtown
4 IO ECHO – Ministry Of Love – Iamsound
5 ONWARD CHARIOTS – This Is My Confession – Skipping Stones
WUSC is interested to see what our listeners love about our station and what suggestions they may have for improving it. If you could just take a few minutes to take the survey (link below) it would mean a great deal (seriously, it will take you less than three minutes, promise). You can also share the survey with others! Feel free to share it with, but not limited to, the following:
Your feedback is much appreciated!
In the year 1729, shortly after the WUSC radio tower was erected on top of Columbia Hall, the colony of Carolina split into two independent colonies: North and South Carolina. South Carolina quickly became a beacon of civilization in the New World, prospering heavily from the fertility of the Low Country, its multitude of coastal harbors, and the several local pizza joints where farmers, laborers, and local DJs would retire after a hard days work to split a pizza and have a few brews. We here at WUSC appreciate the impact pizza had in the building of this great state, and that’s why on Monday, March 25th, we’re teaming up with Mellow Mushroom for Percent Night. All you have to do is show up, buy some food, and make sure to tell ’em WUSC sent ya, and a percentage of the profits from your meal will go directly toward funding the station that you know and love. It’s easy, patriotic, and gets you a belly full of delicious pizza.
Mellow Mushroom is located at 1009 Gervais Street, Columbia SC 29201 in the Vista. For more information and a full menu, visit their website at http://mellowmushroom.com/store/columbia. Your station thanks you.
1 STRFKR – Miracle Mile – Polyvinyl
2 WAVVES – “Demon To Lean On” [Single] – Warner Brothers
3 SPINTO BAND – Cool Cocoon – Spintonic
4 FRIGHTENED RABBIT – Pedestrian Verse – Canvasback-Atlantic
5 SKIGGY RAPZ – Satellites – Beats Broke
6 TOPHER MOHR – Phlotilla – DTI
7 RUBY SUNS – Christopher – Sub Pop
8 LOVESKILLS – Multiplicity – no shame
9 LOTUS – Build – SCI Fidelity
10 BOY – Mutual Friends
11 CAVE SINGERS – Naomi – Jagjaguwar
12 BODDHI SATVA – Nankoumandjan
13 PVT – Homosapien – Felte
14 ATOMS FOR PEACE – Amok – XL
15 NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS – Push The Sky Away – Bad Seed
16 BROADWAY CALLS – Comfort/Distraction – No Sleep
17 WILD CUB – Youth – Big Light
18 HEY OCEAN! – Is – Nettwerk
19 DUCKTAILS – The Flower Lane – Domino
20 TORO Y MOI – Anything In Return – Carpark
21 PILLOWFIGHT – Pillowfight – Bulk-EMI
22 PETER PETER – Une Version Amelioree De La Tristesse
23 RA RA RIOT – Beta Love – Barsuk
24 ROBERT DELONG – Just Movement – Glassnote
25 SETH GLIER – Things I Should Let You Know – MPress
26 VIRGINS – Strike Gently – Cult
27 NIGHTMARE AIR – Untitled
28 LITTLE ONES – The Dawn Sang Along – Branches
29 DARKSTAR – News From Nowhere – Warp
30 YO LA TENGO – Fade – Matador
1 YOUTH LAGOON – Wondrous Bughouse – Fat Possum
2 MMOTHS – Diaries – SQE
3 WORLD RECORD – Come On Summer EP
4 HOMESHAKE – The HOMESHAKE Tape
5 Fol Chen – False Alarm
1 SPINTO BAND – Cool Cocoon – Spintonic
2 LOVESKILLS – Multiplicity – no shame
3 STRFKR – Miracle Mile – Polyvinyl
4 FRIGHTENED RABBIT – Pedestrian Verse – Canvasback-Atlantic
5 TORO Y MOI – Anything In Return – Carpark
6 HEY OCEAN! – Is – Nettwerk
7 PVT – Homosapien – Felte
8 GENTLEMEN HALL – When We All Disappear – Self-Released
9 TWO HOURS TRAFFIC – Foolish Blood – Bumstead
10 COLD WAR KIDS – “Miracle Mile” [Single] – Downtown
11 SUPERHUMAN HAPPINESS – Needles and Pins
12 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – II – Jagjaguwar
13 LOTUS – Build – SCI Fidelity
14 ROBERT DELONG – Just Movement – Glassnote
15 YO LA TENGO – Fade – Matador
16 DUCKTAILS – The Flower Lane – Domino
17 SHUGO TOKUMARU – In Focus? – Polyvinyl
18 ADAM GREEN AND BINKI SHAPIRO – Adam Green And Binki Shapiro – Concord-Rounder
19 NORWEGIAN ARMS – Wolf Like A Stray Dog – Big School
20 RA RA RIOT – Beta Love – Barsuk
21 ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR– Quiet Light [EP] – Self-Released
22 THAO AND THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN – We The Common
23 BOY – Mutual Friends
24 BODDHI SATVA – Nankoumandjan
25 BRAVE BABY – Forty Bells – Hearts And Plugs
26 PETER PETER – Une Version Amelioree De La Tristesse – Audiogram
27 RICHARD THOMPSON – Electric – New West
28 FOXYGEN – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic – Jagjaguwar
29 GOLDEN BLOOM – No Day Like Today – The Sleepy West
30 FREE ENERGY – Love Sign – Self-Released
1 ATOMS FOR PEACE – Amok – XL
2 CAVE SINGERS – Naomi – Jagjaguwar
3 360 – Falling And Flying – EMI-Soulmate
4 VIRGINS – Strike Gently – Cult
5 WAVVES – “Demon To Lean On” [Single] – Warner Brothers
As many of you know, mtvU is honoring the top student run College Radio Station in the country with the College Radio Woodie Award. And WUSC made it into the Top 25! NOW IS THE TIME TO STRIKE. Go now to http://blog.ratemyprofessors.com/college-radio-woodie/ and vote for WUSC. If we win, all listeners will receive free high fives* from the WUSC staff.
*High fives cannot be exchanged for cash or sold to third parties.
1 TORO Y MOI – Anything In Return – Carpark
2 FOXYGEN – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic – Jagjaguwar
3 BRAVE BABY – Forty Bells – Hearts and Plugs
4 YO LA TENGO – Fade – Matador
5 BEAR IN HEAVEN – I Love You, It’s Cool – Dead Oceans-Hometapes
6 HEY OCEAN! – Is – Nettwerk
7 PEOPLE GET READY – People Get Ready – Brassland
8 SOLID GOLD – Eat Your Young – Totally Gross National Product
9 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER – Nordo – Sugar Pop
10 MOTHER MOTHER – The Sticks – Last Gang
11 ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR – Quiet Light [EP] – Self-Released
12 ENEMY UK – Streets In The Sky [EP] – Cooking Vinyl
13 TV SNOW – Red – Self-Released
14 RA RA RIOT – Beta Love – Barsuk
15 BOY – Mutual Friends
16 BLUE VAN – Would You Change Your Life – Iceberg
17 WONDER REVOLUTION – Firefly – Air House
18 ERRORS – New Relics – Rock Action
19 SHRED KELLY – In The Hills – Self-Released
20 OF VERONA – The White Apple – Hype
21 NORWEGIAN ARMS – Wolf Like A Stray Dog – Big School
22 JAKE BUGG – Two Fingers [EP] – Island
23 GOSPEL CLAWS – Put Your Sunshine Away – Common Wall
24 SHUGO TOKUMARU – In Focus? – Polyvinyl
25 ATLAS ROAD CREW – Atlas Road Crew [EP] 26 FREE ENERGY – Love Sign – Self-Released
27 MY RADIO – Starts In The East, Falls In The West – Self-Released
28 GUIDED BY VOICES – The Bears For Lunch – GBV Inc.
29 GREG BROWN – Hymns To What Is Left
30 EMPERORS OF WYOMING – The Emperors Of Wyoming – Proper
1 PVT – Homosapien – Felte
2 CHEATAHS – Extended Plays – Wichita
3 GOLDEN BLOOM – No Day Like Today – The Sleepy West
4 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – II – Jagjaguwar
5 GUARDS – In Guards We Trust – Black Bell
Bassnectar is performing at the Township Auditorium in Columbia on May 8, 2013 and wouldn’t you know it, WUSC got its hands on some free tickets! As much as we’d like to keep these tickets for ourselves, that would be selfish and rude (and possibly illegal) so we’re giving them away to you! All you have to do is tune in to WUSC 90.5 FM at the times listed below and listen for your chance to call in:
*Call-ins may or may not be required to fight to death in a gladiatorial arena-style battle. Lions used at DJs discretion.
A wise man named Andy Dufresne once said, “…if you’ve come this far, maybe you’re willing to come a little further.” Well, MTVU is hosting their annual Woodie Awards and we’re counting on you to help WUSC make the cut, win that cut, and then cut the rest of the competition into little pieces and consume them in front of their loved ones. Go to http://blog.ratemyprofessors.com/mtvu-woodie-nominations-best-college-radio-station/ and fill out your name, email, and type “WUSC” in the nomination box. Then tell your friends, family, loved ones, pets, mistresses, that weird guy who drinks milk in front of the gas station, President Obama, ANYONE with an email address, to go and vote for WUSC.
We’ve been on the airwaves in some shape or form since 1946 (that’s 66 years) but we never could have made it this far without your love and support. YOU are what drives WUSC and its DJs to do what we do every day. And we are eternally grateful. Now we’re asking you to come a little further with us. Help us to be recognized as the best.
The WUSC Staff and DJ Body
1 TORO Y MOI – Anything In Return – Carpark
2 BRAVE BABY – Forty Bells – Hearts And Plugs
3 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER – Nordo – Sugar Pop
4 NORWEGIAN ARMS – Wolf Like A Stray Dog – Big School
5 TV SNOW – Red – Self-Released
6 RA RA RIOT – Beta Love – Barsuk
7 BEAR IN HEAVEN – I Love You – It’s Cool
8 BLUE VAN – Would You Change Your Life – Iceberg
9 GOSPEL CLAWS – Put Your Sunshine Away – Common Wall
10 SHRED KELLY – In The Hills – Self-Released
11 FREE ENERGY – Love Sign – Self-Released
12 FOXYGEN – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic – Jagjaguwar
13 THERE THERE – Like Love [EP] – Self-Released
14 HOLOPAW – Academy Songs, Vol. 1 – Misra
15 WONDER REVOLUTION – Firefly – Air House
16 GUIDED BY VOICES – The Bears For Lunch – GBV Inc.
17 SANDERLINGS – Awesome Opossum – Ark Loyal
18 TEGAN AND SARA – “Closer” [Single] – Warner Brothers
19 ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR – Quiet Light [EP] – Self-Released
20 DEATH BY CHOCOLATE – From Birthdays To Funerals – Deep Dive
21 DANA FALCONBERRY – Leelanau – Antenna Farm
22 OF VERONA– The White Apple – Hype
23 BURNT BOOKS – Burnt Books
24 DIRTY PROJECTORS – About To Die – Domino
25 SOCIAL STUDIES – Developer – Antenna Farm
26 KEVIN HUFNAGEL – Polar Night
27 OYSTER MURDERS – Winter Of The Electric Sun
28 ENEMY UK – Streets In The Sky [EP] – Cooking Vinyl
29 BLESSED FEATHERS – Peaceful Beats In An Ocean Of Weeds – Self-Released
30 MRS. BISHOP – Mrs. Bishop [EP] – Falcona
1 PILLOWFIGHT – Pillowfight – BULK-EMI
2 SHUGO TOKUMARU – In Focus? – Polyvinyl
3 FIERCE BAD RABBIT – The Maestro And The Elephant – Self-Released
4 FALTYDL – Hardcourage – Ninja Tune
5 HEY OCEAN! – Is – Network
Ok, so we were lying about the manual being autographed by Michael Clarke Duncan.
Click here to download a copy of the 2013 WUSC Training Manual. Think of it as your DJ survival guide.
Training meetings for the spring semester are here! If you are interested in joining the WUSC team, please come to ALL of the following:
January 23, 7:00 PM: Policy Meeting, Russell House Room 305
January 30, 7:00 PM: Equipment Meeting, Russell House Room 305
February 6, 7:00 PM: Written Test, Russell House Room 305
February 7, 6:30 PM: Show Assignment Meeting, Russell House Room 348
It is highly important you come to all of the meetings mentioned above. If these times do not work for you, please contact one of the official WUSC staff members listed on our contacts page. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sarah Clanton Schaffer, formerly of O Mello Cello Tree and Adele Cotton, is an incredible artist from upstate South Carolina. She visited the station in the summer of 2011 and has since started work on her album. She just met her fundraising goal for the project, so if you like soulful female singers, crazy guitar moves, or think that cellos are sexy, keep an ear out for this girl.
1 DIAMOND RINGS – Free Dimensional – Astralwerks
2 WHY? – Mumps, Etc – Anticon
3 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER – Nordo – Sugar Pop
4 SKIPPING GIRL VINEGAR – Keep Calm, Carry The Monkey – Secret Fox
5 WAX POETIC – On A Ride – Nublu
6 SAN CISCO – Awkward – Fat Possum
7 STATE RADIO – Rabbit Inn Rebellion – Ruff Shod
8 SANDERLINGS – Awesome Opposum – Ark Loyal
9 NIGHT MOVES – Colored Emotions – Domino
10 PLAN B – Ill Manors – Atlantic
11 SAVOIR ADORE – Our Nature – Self-Released
12 WEEKS – Gutter Gaunt Gangster – serpents and snakes
13 SUN AIRWAY – Soft Fall – Dead Oceans
14 REPTILE YOUTH – Reptile Youth – HFN
15 LIGHTHOUSE AND THE WHALER – This Is An Adventure – Self-Released
16 HOOD INTERNET – Feat – Decon
17 OF MONTREAL – Daughter Of Cloud – Polyvinyl
18 FREELANCE WHALES – Diluvia – Frenchkiss-Mom And Pop
19 EMMANUEL JAL – See Me Mama – Transcendental
20 DAYJOY – Go To Sleep, Mess – Small Plate
21 EARLIMART – System Preferences – The Ship
22 BROTHER ALI – Mourning In America And Dreaming In Color – Rhymesayers
23 BEN HOWARD – Every Kingdom – Universal-Island
24 GRAPE SODA – Form A Sign – Kindercore
25 BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW – Cobra Juicy – Rad Cult
26 TAME IMPALA – Lonerism – Modular
27 A FINE FRENZY – Pines – Virgin
28 CHAD VALLEY – Young Hunger – Cascine
29 DUM DUM GIRLS – End Of Daze – SUB POP
30 RAH RAH – The Poet’s Dead – Hidden Pony
1 GOSPEL CLAWS – Put Your Sunshine Away – Common Wall
2 INDIAN HANDCRAFTS – Civil Disobedience For Losers – Sargent House
3 POP LEVI – Medicine – Counter
4 SCOTT AND CHARLENE’S WEDDING – Para Vista Social Club – Critical Heights
5 LITTLE GREEN CARS – Little Green Cars [EP] – Glassnote
Included below are just a few events we’ll be participating in. Anyone and everyone is welcome (and encouraged) to attend!
Thursday 10/25 WUSC Rave To The Grave at The Library in Five Points 10PM
Friday 10/26 Greene St Bake Sale and surprise performance- time TBA
Saturday 10/27 WUSC and New Brookland Tavern present: Malmuk, Lamb Handler, and The Losos 9:30PM
Sunday 10/28 Day Show at El Burrito (bands TBA) 1PM
Wednesday 10/31 Zombie Walk from Russell House Patio to percent night at Moe’s Southwest Grill. Meet at the Russell House Patio at 5:30PM for zombie makeup.
Fall training for new DJs has started. Here are the dates for the next few meetings and their location.
Monday 09/24/2012 7:00pm Russell House Room 315
Monday 10/01/2012 7:00pm Russell House Room 315
Summer training for new DJs starts THIS FRIDAY at 8pm. Meet at the base of the Preston Stairwell in Russell House and we’ll head on up to the studio!
Interest meetings for joining WUSC this summer will be tomorrow, Wednesday the 30th, and Thursday the 31st. Meet our Station Manager Calvin on the ground floor of Cool Beans (1217 College Street) at 8pm. Information about training meetings will be up soon.
After great anticipation, we have revived The great FolkCycle festival from years past.
This will take place at El Burrito from 1pm to 10 pm that night!
The Get Wets
The Choir Quit
Sea Wolf Mutiny
Outdoor Protestant Blues Band
Ascension Island Radio
Camilo, Justin, & Mason from Comedy Is Your Friend
A Puppet Play Performed By Miss Ohio, Nameless
Starting at 2pm ending at 10pm
Exact Schedule will be announced soon!
$5 for 21+/ $7 for under 21
We’ve got a show at Conundrum and we hope all of you can come out to see this awesome local lineup.
Here’s the lineup
Cameron Gardener Trio feat. Dylan and Dayne
Doors at 8 PM
It’s only $5 for over 21 and $7 for under. If we raise more than enough to go to the musicians, the rest will benefit the station for fundraising purposes! A great way to show support is to come out to our show, and enjoy top-notch local music with us. We dont bite!
We’re closing in on it quickly! It’s 2012 folks, so WUSC won’t be holding back at all. We’re looking to do this fundraiser as big as we’ve ever done in recent years because the world as we know it could fall apart any moment. We’ll be playing 24 hours of our DJ’s favorites, so we’ll post a schedule of that content up soon! Click our banner to see the posters for our events series!
Check them out!
New Terry Malts, Bonobo, School of Seven Bells, Memoryhouse, and Bowerbirds all came in the mail today!
Rhett is crying she is so happy. Coming to the airwaves soon!
Last week these kindly folks and members of Kopecky Family band dropped by our program director’s show for a live, on air set. This type of thing happens just about every Friday with our own local talent… on The Columbia Beet from 4-6 PM!
WUSC’s new website is here! We’ll be updating the different types of content this site will host relating to the station over the next few weeks but we hope you enjoy the new look!