02 December 2016

Watch Out Artist/ Album: Kehlani "Sweet Sexy Savage"

Watch Out Artist/Album:Kehlani "Sweet Sexy Savage"

If you have not noticed my infatuation with Kehlani, I hope this post conveys the message that she may actually be the savior of R&B. Early this week Kehlani posted on Twitter the title of her new album, "Sweet Sexy Savage."Sweet Sexy Savage" pays homage to the 90's group ("TLC") album "Crazy Sexy Cool"where she coined the title. In addition to this new album she also uploaded a video to her single "Distraction"two weeks ago. It has grossed over a million views in the past week and has continued to rise. She continued to pay homage to 90's group when her new video "Distraction" resembles similar themes as Destiny's Child video "Say My Name," Say My Name was a vibrant and colorful themed video where they sung the single in a red, yellow, and blue room.  Kehlani is never afraid to give credit when credits due. She continues to thank all female R&B artist that paved the way for her. Which is why she may be the savior of R&B. 

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01 December 2016

Artist Spotlight: Childish Gambino

Source: Salon

Hey guys! So instead of doing an electronic artist this week I decided to focus on musician, singer-songwriter, actor, and comedian, Donald Glover.  Glover has been a favorite artist of mine for a while now and when performing he goes by the stage name Childish Gambino.  Glover's career started when he turned 23 and started working as a writer on the TV show 30 Rock.  He can also be seen acting on the show Community and Atlanta.  He was interested in creating music and released his first album Camp in 2011 and has been producing albums with hip hop, R&B, and electronic influences ever since.  Glover's newest album Awaken My Love! is expected to be released December 2nd (tomorrow!!) and is expected to be much different from what someone would expect of a rap album.  You can hear the singles "Me and Your Mama" and "Redbone" and experience how Glover's music has evolved since his first album.  Based on the songs that have already been released, Awaken My Love! is sure to not disappoint and will be full of soulful and intricate songs.  Be sure to check the album out and tune into 91.7FM WNJR to hear more from Childish Gambino and other artists like him!

Source: DJ Booth

Nate Currin on WNJR

 Tune in to 91.7 FM and listen to Nate Currin's album, The Madman on WNJR 91.7FM. Originally from Georgia, Nate has more than enough south in his performances. However, his various experiences and places of performances shape his diverse style. Nate has traveled to over 20 countries and performed with Blues Traveler, Butch Walker, Jars of Clay and Neon Trees. He has also been featured on MTV.  Mr. Currin has been nominated for an Independent Music Award and 4 International MUsic Awards for his third album, You and I are Ghosts in 2014. Nate won 3 of the aforementioned awards, including Songwriter of the Year. Since then Nate has been travelling to over 37 states, promoting his new album, The Madman. 

Tune Thursday: Broadside

Happy Thursday! As the week reaches it end, your musical inspiration is just beginning. Broadside is a five man punk pop band from Richmond, Virginia. The band was formed in 2010 and got signed to Victory Records which led to them releasing their new song and music video for "Coffee Talk." The amazing talent of this group is indescribable so the only way I could express that is to let you hear it for yourselves! Enjoy this treat and the rest of your week.

30 November 2016

America in Transition: The Conversation Continues...


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If you attended last Monday’s panel on the 2016 presidential election, you know that it was a thoughtful and spirited discussion.   This Thursday, December 1 from 8 to 9 pm on WNJR 91.7 FM, we will continue this conversation on-air.  In light of the new political reality facing America, we continue to ask how a Trump presidency came to be and what it might mean for our collective future.  Drs. Ryan Bunting (Education), Nichole Fifer (Political Science), and David Kieran (History) will address these and other relevant matters in an on-air panel discussion.  Joining them will be students Ty Greenwood and Keira Frazier.  Patrick Montague, a trained mediator and peace builder from Ireland, rounds out the panel.

Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating and well-informed colloquy on WNJR, 91.7 FM, from 8 to 9 p.m. on Thursday December 1.