18 November 2013

MGMT in Pittsburgh !

 MGMT in Pittsburgh !

Brace yourselves ! Widely known psychedelic rock band MGMT will be performing at the Stage AE at 400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 2 , 2013. The capacity of venue is only 2400, so hurry up. 

Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday Matt!!
 
 Matt, host of OK Radio and one of our staff members, turned 21 today! You know how he's celebrating? By coming into his office hours from 2:30-4:30, and hosting OK Radio from 8-9 tonight. Stop by the station and wish him a Happy Birthday, and listen in tonight!

14 November 2013

Briar Rabbit


It's a fact: a lot of people choose a book by its cover.  Librarians may not like it, but it happens. In this case though, Briar Rabbit's latest EP From Your Bones not only features some awesome tunes, but some pretty great, simple cover art. Or maybe it's just the suspenders?


Either way, this album is definitely worth the listen.  Although his performing name is Briar Rabbit, Phillip-Michael Scales provides a refreshing sound amidst the current indie craze.  He classifies his work as being in his own "thought-pop" genre that is based off of creating pop music with intellectual lyrics that captivates listeners.  He says that his main goal in creating these types of songs is to be seen as a storyteller, relating experiences and emotions in a way that is easily processed by the audience.  

Overall, the style of the album relies on the combination of classic folk and pop rhythms.  Who knew it was possible? 

We at WNJR can only agree with a Facebook review of the band that states, "It's smart, catchy, and something we didn't even know we needed."

You can listen to "So Long" and "Bothered No More" here on the band's Facebook page as well as check out pictures and videos from performances.

Checking up on the WNJR blog from afar or in the mood for a roadtrip? Go check out his next performance:
     Friday, November 22, 2013   
           8:00 PM; $5 cover            
         Redamte Coffee House         
   449 State St. I/J, Madison, WI  

Want more? Go check out his twitter or home page where you can access tour dates, videos, and merch!

And just in case you wanted to know, that typewriter isn't just a prop used during photographing, but he actively uses it to write up his lyrics. That's classy. (Another nifty tidbit: our station adviser owns and uses the same machine! Connection!)


 Happy listening (and typing)!

11 November 2013

OK RADIO

                         OK RADIO 

                       Monday 8:00pm

Tune in your radios to FM 91.7 to experience great humor with  Matt Egelman. OK Radio is one hour comedy show hosted by senior of W&J Matt Egelman.

Expected to hear: different comic topics by Bill Cosby, Lewis Black, Jimmy Pardo and other famous comedians.

The intention of OK Radio is to cheer up the listeners and share high quality humor.


06 November 2013

Black Lodge



Woah.  I know what you're thinking: "That's totally the cover of the new Thor movie that's coming out, right?" That's sweet. But, no! It's....

Black Lodge! And their new self titled debut EP!

For those that don't know, the band Black Lodge is from Hollywood California (must be nice) and features Gavin Reign (vocals), Johnny Royal (lead guitar), Christopher Royal (rhythm guitar), Ventura XIII (bass guitar), and Justin Greene (drums).

Released October 22, 2013, the album includes a kind of "sneak preview" of their first full album set to come out in 2014, The Diary of Tomahawk. The advance EP includes 6 songs that will be featured again when the full album is released:

  1. A Thousand Faces
  2. Drag
  3. Never Clean
  4. Firewalker
  5. Breviculum
  6. Thankful
Looking to try out a song or two from Black Lodge's album? Try "Drag" and "Breviculum." Both give a good feel of the guitar and lyrical magic. Their use of synthetics backed up by heavy guitar phrasing and angsty, agressive lyric style make the band live up to its classification as an industrial-rock band. Unsure if that seems like your thing? Check out other artists you might know that also have a post-grunge and alternative rock or metal sound:


Love what you hear? Check out Black Lodge on iTunes and visit their website here!

Really loved it? Go see them live on their tour!

Mon 11/04/13Cedar Rapids, IAOtis’ Tailgators Bar
Tue 11/05/13Fort Wayne, INThe Chameleon
         Wed 11/06/13Pittsburgh, PAHard Rock Cafe        
Thu 11/07/13Philadelphia, PAThe Legendary Dobbs           
Fri 11/15/13Bozeman, MTThe Complex
Sat 11/16/13Butte, MTParty Palace
Wed 11/20/13Caldwell, IDThe Venue
Thu 11/21/13Jerome, IDDiamondz Bar
Fri 11/22/13Salt Lake City, UTMetro Bar
Happy listening!

04 November 2013

Vamos Muchachos is the first Spanish speaking show on WNJR. Every Tuesday we offer one hour of Spanish music while we comment on Spanish news and events, all in Spanish of course.

Vamos Muchachos

Make sure to tune in every Tuesday at 3p.m. to experience Spanish music from Latin America and Spain!




Vamos Muchachos is the first Spanish speaking show on WNJR, hosted by Amparo Alpañés (Spanish faculty). Every Tuesday at 3 p.m., tune in for one hour of Spanish music while we comment on Spanish news and events, all in Spanish of course.

Expect to hearRicky Martin, Shakira, Juanes, Maná, El Canto del Loco, Julio Iglesias, Alejandro Sanz along with interviews with members from the W&J community: students who have been abroad, students from Spain or Latin America who are visiting students, members of the Washington, PA community, and students from SPN309 present their opinion on a book or movie that has had a great impact on their lives.

 The intention of Vamos Muchachos is to bring the Spanish speaking community and the students of Spanish at W&J together by promoting the Hispanic cultures and musics and creating awareness of how enriching all Hispanic cultures are.




03 November 2013

C-side Jazz, Wednesday 9:00 am

C-side Jazz hosted by Cynthia Brennan is a blend of new contemporary jazz music with a strong undercurrent of soulful selections featuring brand new artists as well as those we’ve loved for decades. A 25-year veteran of on camera and voice work throughout the Pittsburgh region and beyond, Cynthia has had music in her soul since birth. The daughter of oldies DJ Bob Livorio, her father spent 50 years in radio at WKPA in New Kensington, making his niche spinning the soul sounds of the sixties.

Join Cynthia Wednesdays from 9 to 11 am on WNJR 91.7 fm and on the web at WNJR.org. 

“It has always been my career dream to host a jazz show.
Thanks to everyone at Washington & Jefferson College
and the WNJR family for making my dream come true.”