Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Heads up for the Weekend

As you all know, Cake and Mates of State will be performing on Saturday night in Kenyon Arena. Tickets are still available through the box office (or call 802-443-6433) and as far as I know, you can still buy them at the door for a more unreasonable price. But since the concert only goes until 11ish, you'll need something to do until Pub Safe orders you to dump out your beer and stop chasing cars down College St. at 2am. Cups will be full but space will be tight so shorten your skirt and get on down there lickety split.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Announcing the line-up of WRMC's superwonderfully annual music event:



May 2nd. PROCTOR Dining Hall. 8pm. Tickets now on sale to the general public via the College Box Office. Get 'em now - they're going like hotcakes.

Peep our Facebook event page

Monday, April 14, 2008

MGMT ~ So. Burlington ~ 4/13

Rubber toads flew, emotions ran high. MGMT rocked the Higher Ground Ballroom last night much to our pleasure. Brooklyn's Chairlift got it started with some tasties. To the kid with the glasses made of forks: I'm sorry for yelling at you. Shut UP! musIC!

Chairlift - Evident Utensil (MGMT Remix)
MGMT - Time to Pretend
MGMT - Kids

Sunday, April 13, 2008


pretty people perform in paris please. i like La Blogotheque’s take away shows. director Vincent Moon (and others) take bands out on the streets of paris (and sometimes other places too) to play charming, occasionally chill-inducing shows for the half curious, half indifferent crowds. some of my faves that you should check out if you would like are menomena, beirut, the national, andrew bird, st. vincent and also a lot of other really good ones.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Cake and Mates of State - MCAB Spring Concert


Next Saturday, April 19, Cake will be serving up Kenyon Arena. The warm, cuddly, and disgustingly cute duo Mates of State will be opening. The extravaganza begins at 9PM. Buy your tickets at the box office and save some money, here.

p.s. The official announcement of WRMC's Sepomana 2008 lineup is coming soon. We promise nothing short of greatness

Shout Out Louds Interview

WRMC alums and The Lattice Group world-travelers Astri and Vetta have posted a lovely interview with Shout Out Louds, discussing the music business, the creative process, and many more delectable topics. Check it out through their website.

Friday, April 11, 2008

DFA Dance Party....In the MOMA!?

on march 1, PopRally and DFA threw a dance party in the MOMA exhibit: Color Chart: Reinventing Color 1950 to Today, with music provided by DFA greats The Juan Maclean, Tim Sweeney, Tim Goldsworthy, Justin Miller & Jacques Renault, and Holy Ghost!. Needless to say the party was colorful and from what i've heard, pretty freaking cool. check out the MOMA's flickr here to see pictures. and of course, PopRally has been kind enough to release the complete, high quality recordings of all 4 dj sets. enjoy;)

PopRally: DFA Color Chart Dance Party: 3/01/08
  1. Justin Miller & Jacques Renault
  2. Holy Ghost!
  3. T&T (Tim Goldsworthy & Tim Sweeney)
  4. Juan Maclean

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Andrew Bird, NY Times Columnist?

"Tracking can be incredibly exhausting. I can’t seem to record in a sane, methodical way. Right now, I’m a wreck. My adrenal glands have been wrung dry. It doesn’t have to be this way, but this is how it has always felt to make a record. I have to pull myself back together each morning to start the day with vocals. For some reason my voice is more chesty and boomy in the morning. It’s a mix of grogginess and caffeine-inspired confidence, before I remember how to be neurotic."
-Andrew Bird,
New York Times

Measure for Measure another quirky blog written by quirky people by the New York Times. Check out the rest of Andrew Bird's article here. His prose is eloquent.

no sex...

why not make some polyhedrons and polytopes, just like the cutest monk ever.

Father Magnus
Wenninger OSB
monk, mathematician, and builder of polyhedrons and polytopes

one day i will write a post about music. i promise. but while wait you can listen to this song i really like...

no kids- bluster in the air

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Grum is yet another british boy wonder with a preternatural sense for producing disco-infused electro-house bangers. but rather than erring on the side of metal, like some of his french contemporaries, Grum opts for funk. and funky he is. think alan braxe, fred falke, or even thomas bangalter in the mid to late 90s. his pounding, intricately layered synths, beats, and bass lines are enough to blow your mind, but have just enough disco to keep your head on your shoulders and your booty shaking in your pants;) Epic.

and if that wasn't enough for you....
01. GRUM – “Whoah”
02. Sidechains – “Bassnova”
03. DJ DLG – “Paramount (Roger Seventytwo Remix)”
04. Daft Punk – “Voyager (Revolte Remix)”
05. GRUM – “Love Disco”
06. Shazam – “Pool Party”
07. Thomas Bangalter – “Falling In Love”
08. Yelle – “Ce Jeu (Fisk Remix)”
09. Revolte – “Ironical Sexism (GRUM Remix)”
10. Chic – “Le Freak”
11. GRUM – “Mexico”
12. T.E.D.D – “Sneak”
13. Armand van Helden – “You Don’t Know Me (GRUM Remix)”
14. Edwin van Cleef – “The Rise of the Idiots”
15. GRUM – “Go Back”
16. GRUM – “Catch Your Breath”
17. Felix Da Housecat – “Radio (Shinichi Osawa Remix)”
18. GRUM – “Heartbeat”
19. Lifelike – “So Electric”
20. Anoraak – “Nightdrive With You”

p.s. many many thanks to pants over at palms out sounds for the education

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Mos Def pushes hip hop that has not been stepped on.

"The Bible, Koran or the Ten Crack Commandments? Speak on it god. What is today's mathematics?" Lyrically thick tracks demand reflection after your fist hit of Mos Def's The New Danger (2004). As he exclaims "War is a global economic phenomenon" I can't help but wish that he hyphenated the twice said phrase with "I'll say it again." In "Grown Man Buisness." he makes a dirty reference to The Wire's lovable Barksdale crew. Shuggie Otis' appearance ensures a recurrence on blue that will tighten the cyclical evolution of hip hop. With ill guerrilla tactics of lyrical subversion, the new danger makes $hip.hop quiver like a prom night virgin.

y.e.a. yea if you get it.
Keep it CHUNKY.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

lesson here: act like you been there. also an ironic neon hoodie and record bag is helpful.