Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Year!

Hey everyone,

Sorry I haven’t done an update in a few weeks, hope you weren’t clamoring for WMUA updates. I suppose everyone knows my email, any concerns send to me. I think I'll be doing an update every other week now.

We had a pretty successful first night at our first Left of the Dial Concert Series show, which featured Cadence Weapon and Born Ruffians. One of the guys from the Born Ruffians said, “We’ve never had a crowd that moved so much,” and they said it was a great way to start their tour. Here’s a copy of the flyer of the shows we will be co-presenting with Smith’s radio station, WOZQ:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jo2O0-bRgC4/R8X-DKA_Q1I/AAAAAAAAAyY/xA2mtgSmm3M/s1600-h/left+of+the+dial+2.jpg

There should be a PSA for the Mountain Goats show soon so play it up. Also, a heads up for all DJ’s to look into the giveaway binder for tickets to giveaway on shows.

ALSO A BIG REMINDER! Please please please play music NOT found on top 40 commercial stations. The whole point of college radio is to spread word about musicians and other information that isn’t found in most media. NEW MUSIC is also important!!!!!! Our library is built on recordings sent from promoters. The music will be cut off if we don’t play the records we are sent. Thanks to all who continue to do this.

Here are some recommendations for this week, with accompanying myspace pages:

The Mountain Goats – Heretic Pride

http://www.myspace.com/11734232

One of the best songwriters of our generation

FFO: REM, Bob Dylan, music

Playing – March 13th at the Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton– Part of the Left of the Dial Concert Series

Stephen Malkmus – Real Emotional Trash

Lead singer of legendary band Pavement

FFO: Pavement, Silver Jews, Sonic Youth

Playing at MASS MOCA – April 5

http://www.myspace.com/stephenmalkmus

Why? – Alopecia

Alternating between hip hop and rock works effectively to create a distinct style and sound

FFO: Islands, Beck, Aesop Rock, Subtle

Playing March 24 at the Iron Horse in Northampton - Part of the Left of the Dial Concert Series

Blood on the Wall – Liferz

FFO: Sonic Youth, Pavement, Pixies

http://www.myspace.com/bloodonthewall

These United States – A Picture of the Three of Us at the Gate…

FFO: Andrew Bird, M Ward, Wooden Wand

http://www.myspace.com/theseunited

Apr 7 2008

8:00P

@ AS220, w/ Deer Tick, Tom Inhaler, Liz Isenberg Providence, Rhode Island

Apr 8 2008

8:00P

@ P.A.’s Lounge Somerville, Massachusetts

Panther - 14 Kt God

FFO: The Slits, A Certain Ratio, 23 Skidos, The Dirty Projectors

Playing – March 23rd at PA’s Lounge, Boston, with White Hinterland

http://www.myspace.com/panthertouch


Cadence Weapon – Afterparty Babies

FFO: Aesop Rock, El-P, Def Jux, Dizzee Rascal

http://www.myspace.com/cadenceweaponmusic

Ladyhawk – Shots

FFO: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Replacements, Dinosaur Jr., Husker Du

http://www.myspace.com/ladyhawk

The Felice Brothers – S/T

FFO: The Band, Dylan, Devendra Banhart, Wooden Wand

http://www.myspace.com/thefelicebrothers

Charts:

Rock:

1 VAMPIRE WEEKEND Vampire Weekend XL

2 DIE! DIE! DIE! Promises, Promises S.A.F.

3 MOUNTAIN GOATS Heretic Pride 4AD

4 XIU XIU Women As Lovers Kill Rock Stars

5 WORKING FOR A NUCLEAR FREE CITY Businessmen And Ghosts Deaf Dumb And Blind

6 HOT CHIP Made In The Dark DFA-Astralwerks
7 TIMES NEW VIKING Rip It Off Matador
8 BIG SLEEP Sleep Forever Frenchkiss
9 LUPE FIASCO The Cool Atlantic-1st & 15th
10 JEFFREY LEWIS 12 Crass Songs Rough Trade
11 CAT POWER Jukebox Matador
12 MIKE LADD Nostalgialator Definitive Jux
13 VARIOUS ARTISTS Bippp: French Synth Wave 1979-1985 Everloving-BORN BAD
14 FRED THOMAS Flood Magic Marker
15 CADENCE WEAPON Afterparty Babies Anti
16 FELICE BROTHERS The Felice Brothers Team Love
17 CHRIS WALLA Field Manual Barsuk
18 KATE NASH Made Of Bricks Fiction-Geffen
19 MAGNETIC FIELDS Distortion Nonesuch
20 KING OF PRUSSIA Save The Scene Kindercore
21 RAVEONETTES Lust Lust Lust Vice
22 SCARY MANSION Every Joke Is Half The Truth ZUM
23 BURIAL Untrue Hyperdub
24 NIGHTWOUNDS Allergic To Heat Woodsist
25 VASHTI BUNYAN Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind: Singles And Demos 1964-1967 DiCristina
26 PANTHER 14kt God Kill Rock Stars
27 NO KIDS Come Into My House Tomlab
28 CRYPTACIZE Dig That Treasure Asthmatic Kitty
29 NADA SURF Lucky Barsuk
30 MACEO PARKER Roots And Grooves Head's Up-Tel Arc

Hip Hop
1 AKROBATIK Absolute Value Fat Beats-Fat Beats
2 MOE POPE AND HEADNODIC Megaphone NatAural High
3 YAK BALLZ Scifentology II Flospot
4 9TH WONDER AND BUCKSHOT The Formula Duck Down
5 ERYKAH BADU "Honey" [Single]
6 JEAN GRAE The Orchestral Files, Vol. 1
7 TOUCH AND NATO The Representatives In Intelligent Design Up In Arms
8 ONE BE LO The R.E.B.I.R.T.H. Subterraneous
9 NICOLAY AND KAY Time:Line Groove Attack

Jazz:
1 ADAM RUDOLPH'S MOVING PICTURES Dream Garden Justin Time
2 BEN ALLISON AND MAN SIZE SAFE Little Things Run The World Palmetto
3 ED SAINDON AND DAVE LIEBMAN Depth Of Emotion World Improvised
4 CHICK COREA, GARY BURTON New Crystal Silence Concord
5 KALI Z FASTEAU, KIDD JORDAN, NEWMAN TAYLOR BAKER Live At Kerava
6 GONZALO RUBALCABA Avatar Blue Note
7 PAT METHENY Day Trip Nonesuch
8 TOM SCOTT Cannonball Reloaded Concord
9 JASON KAO HWANG Stories Before Within Innova
10 NIK BARTSCH'S RONIN Holon ECM

World:
1 SONORA PONCENA Desde Puerto Rico A Nueva York Fania
2 VARIOUS ARTISTS What's Happening In Pernambuco: New Sounds Of The Brazilian Northwest Luaka Bop
3 RAY BARRETTO The Message fania/emusica
4 CHARLIE PALMIERI AND MENIQUE Con Salsa Y Sabor Fania
5 CORTIJO Y SU COMBO La Quiniela Del Dia tico/fania/emusica
6 RAMIRO MUSOTTO Civilizacao And Barbarye Circular Moves
7 JOHNNY RAY Camino De Fama Self-Released
8 JESUS PAGAN Salsa De La Mata self released
9 JOE BATAAN Gypsy Woman fania/emusica
10 VARIOUS ARTISTS La India Canela: Merengue Tipico From The Dominican Republic Smithsonian Folkways

Loud Rock:
1 VARIOUS ARTISTS C U La Tour Sampler Self-Released
2 PRIMORDIAL To The Nameless Dead Metal Blade
3 OPETH The Roundhouse Tapes Peaceville
4 PRIMAL FEAR New Religion Locomotive
5 VESANIA Distractive Killusions Napalm
6 HORRORPOPS Kiss Kiss Kill Kill Hellcat
7 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Scream Aim Fire Zomba
8 KINGDOM OF SORROW Kingdom Of Sorrow Relapse
9 AYREON 01011001 InsideOut
10 MOONSPELL Under Satanae Steamhammer

RPM
1 HOT CHIP Made In The Dark DFA-Astralwerks
2 MIKE LADD Nostalgialator Definitive Jux
3 BOB SINCLAR Soundz Of Freedom Tommy Boy
4 DAFT PUNK Alive 2007 Virgin
5 BURIAL Untrue Hyperdub
6 CORNELIUS Gum Everloving
7 GHISLAIN POIRIER No Ground Under Ninja Tune
8 CHRIS JOSS Teraphonic Overdubs ESL Music
9 BEAT CLUB Minimalista
10 VARIOUS ARTISTS Bippp: French Synth Wave 1979-1985 Everloving-BORN BAD
10 STATIK SELEKTAH "Stop, Look, And Listen" [Single]

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