31 March 2015

Black Atlass


Do you enjoy R&B? Maybe even a little alternative? Listen to Black Atlass. His music includes a mix of rhythm and blues, pop, with a hint of soul. His sultry voice over pop and alternative beats provide him with an unique sound unheard of by most. Tune into WNJR Radio 91.7 FM to hear Black Atlass!

Festival Season Is Upon Us!

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This past weekend was what I consider the official kickoff of the 2015 music festival season. 

Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida hosted some of the biggest names in electronic music such as Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Skrillex, David Guetta and many, many more. This festival is one of the largest in the country lasting 3 days and bringing in over a hundred thousand people. 

Interested in attending a festival like this? CNN compiled a list of the top music festivals around the world! Check it out here!

30 March 2015

Happy Monday from your favorite Indie Music Director!  I hope you're not too disheveled or sleep deprived, because I need you to listen up!  

Do I have any Death Cab for Cutie fans out there?
If so, I have great news!  Their new album Kintsugi will be available tomorrow, March 31st!

 
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of filling the cracks in broken ceramic works with gold, in order to "highlight" the flaws rather than hide them.   This represents the compassionate aesthetic philosophy in which damage and wear are embraced as part of an object's history, adding to the object's aesthetic value.  This might relate to what's going on in Death Cab right now, as this is the first album release since the departure of the groups founding guitarist, keyboardist and producer Chris Walla. 

How poetic is that?

Check out the emotionally charged album that's streaming now on DCFC's website
http://deathcabforcutie.com/home/ where this album cover is taken from.  You can also check out their upcoming tour dates and satisfy your merchandising needs, along with other cool features.  

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a great day, week, month!  Remember, we only have about a month of classes left, you can do it!  Go out with a bang and listen to Death Cab while you do it!

27 March 2015

Gaming Den

Hey, Hey, Everybody
Welcome to the Gaming Den

I have a new game to talk about and that is The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask for the 3DS and I will do something new to this called:
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Where I will talk about the good, bad, and ugly of Majora's Mask.
The Good
The textures of Majora's Mask for the 3DS is way better than the Nintendo 64 counter part. With new detail around every corner, replaying this game feels like a new experience. Also the notes for any song learned is easily accessible, so that one could play the desired song while looking at the notes, which is great because I cannot count the number of times I forgot the notes I needed to play for a song.
The Bad
While playing through the game it kinda feels slow. There are many situations were I find myself running across a large field wondering why it is taking so long to get to where I want. I had to rush and get the Bunny Hood to even get to where I want in a reasonable amount of time.
The Ugly
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Source: Zelda Wiki
The Moon. That would have to be the ugliest thing about this game, just see for yourself.












Tune in Thursday's from 9pm to 10pm to listen to The Ravanator where you could listen to some music from Majora's Mask
Tune in every Thursday night at 8pm to listen to India March's show "March Madness." The show plays four different music genres; Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, and Country. Local music artist perform live on the air and also give exclusive interviews about their life. Randoms topics, humor, and overall a good time is what you're in for when listening to March Madness.

26 March 2015

William Cameron's Radio Show

Professor William Cameron is a radio host of his show Undercover and is also a professor in the Communication Arts department at Washington and Jefferson College. So if you want to listen to some good music and some interesting stories Tune in at 2pm on Fridays at WNJR.org or 91.7 FM. Listen and Enjoy!

Los Planetas on WNJR




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Listen to Los Planetas (the planets) on WNJR. Los Planetas is a Spanish indie band, that started out in late 1990s in the city of Granada. The Band's first big success was the album "Super 8" with a hit "Que puedro hacer"(What can I do?) The band has been successfully performing through the 2000s. Spanish national public radio station Radio 3 has frequently played Los Planetas new masterpieces. After their first album, the group released new production which got quickly caught on in the Spanish indie scene:
"Una semana en el motor de un autobús" (A week in the engine of a bus)
Unidad de Desplazamiento" (Movement unit)
"Encuentro con entidades" (Encounter with entities)
The band also released several compilation albums, one of them being "Canciones para una orquesta química" (Songs for a chemical orchestra)
Los Planetas' songs are mostly inspired by English-language rock bands such as Joy Division and Mercury Rev. The band is considered as a key  point in the world of Spanish indie music.

25 March 2015

Attention Shakespeare Fans!


Ty Greenwood interviewed one of the actors from the American Shakespeare Center who will be in the play “Much Ado About Nothing” being performed tonight at W&J College!

If you didn't catch his live interview with Andrew Goldwasser, head to the Archive tab at wnjr.org to listen to it on our SoundCloud.  Don't miss your chance to see one of Shakespeare's most popular plays tonight at 7:30pm in W&J's own Olin Theater! Tickets are currently on sale at the box office.

"Much Ado is a play about finding your soul mate and about what to do once you’ve found him or her. It’s about the sweet pain that comes from surrendering your heart and head to the biggest love you can imagine. It’s about the friends who know you well enough to push you in the direction you ought to be going."

 People often say good rap music is just a form of poetry over a rhythmical tune...well Raz Simone has proven this true. With tracks such as "These Words" and "My People", Raz Simone has set the stage for poetic rap. The stories told with this album illustrates that rapping is more than just music, its art in its best form. Cognitive Dissonance Part II is the artist's fourth release and I don't see him slowing down anytime soon!

There's a movement occurring in the Hip Hop game so don't be left out, go check Raz out !!!!


24 March 2015

Late Night Snack Recap

Hey Guys! I hope everyone had a fabulous break (I know I did)! It's officially time to jump back into the groove of things. Last night on "Late Night Snack" with myself and Ty decided to have a show with light topics. We discussed hot topics that happened over spring break such as Raven-Symone's comments on the first lady and controversies surrounding the new hit show "Empire" on Fox. We even gave tips on how to recover from spring break and how to get back into "school mode." Tune in next Monday at 11PM for our next show.

13 March 2015

San Cisco

Gracetown


Hey guys, getting ready for spring break? Before you go, check out San Cisco! This Indie pop group is from Fremantle Australia, and have been together since 2009.  I must say as Indie music director at WNJR, I get some pretty obscure bands come through my listening library.  But this band stood out because of its upbeat and catchy, yet laid-back vibe- which I totally dig!  I highly recommend their single "Run" off of their new album Gracetown, but there is plenty of other good jams on the record as well.  Be sure to include them on your spring break playlist!

09 March 2015

Tonight on Late Night Snack!!

Good Afternoon everyone! I hope everybody is enjoying this beautiful weather here in Washington. Tonight on Late Night Snack, Ty and I decided to talk about the W&J campus since spring break is around the corner. We will be discussing everything that we do and don't like with the college. Be prepared for the good, the bad, and maybe even the ugly. And I hope all of you will enjoy the upcoming break this week!!!
Did you know that 450,000 babies are born too soon each year? Did you know that you could help do something about that? March of Dimes is an organization to help moms have full term pregnancies and research problems that are threatening to the health of babies. Donating money to this organization will not only show your support for mothers and their children all over the nation, but it will also help women take charge in their health when they financially cannot. To donate, support, or find out more information about the March of Dimes organization, visit their website http://www.marchofdimes.org/

06 March 2015




                                           Flyaway

Chris Labella's debut EP, "Flyaway", demonstrates the correct way to fuse Hip Hop, Rock, and some "chill" Reggae to create a beautiful melody. Labella's "Up and Away" track seems to be one of my favorites, but it doesn't stop there! You are able to let the CD play through as you flow with him through his music. It's definitely worth the listen.......


What are you still reading for ? Go and check it out !!!
                                   


02 March 2015

Tonight's Topic on Late Night Snack

Hey everyone! Tonight's subject on Late Night Snack will be pretty heavy (as if that is anything new). Today I had an emotional yet inspiring conversation with a few professors about diversity, social justice, and race issues. Since that is still weighing on my mind, tonight's segment will be based on how Ty and I feel about diversity on and off the campus, things we can do to increase diversity, and ways we can help racial issues. Tune in tonight at 11 p.m. to hear some more! (: