Friday, July 31, 2009


"I got seniority with the sororities, so that explain why I love college. Gettin' brain in the library 'cuz I love knowledge."

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gathering of the Vibes recap

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the love and substance festival known as the Gathering of the Vibes.

Some of the headliners of this event were Crosby, Stills, Nash, Bob Weir, Buddy Guy, moe., George Clinton and P Funk, and the beautiful Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

Some highlights from the show include Deep Banana Blackout, playing their original funk roots music for a hometown crowd on Friday night. Friday night also saw the takeover from Lettuce, a super talented funk outfit.

Now when thousands of people get together to imbibe in music and excess I usually don't take out my camera but I made an exception for Sunday afternoon. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the Grace Potter set.

It was a week from Buddy Guy's 73rd birthday last Sunday and the guy can still rip. He was full of admiration for sexy ladies and guitar riffs. He knows his priorities.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Minimalism @ MassMOCA

Steve Reich was a pioneer of classical minimalism, and his masterpiece, Music for Eighteen Musicians, altered the course of contemporary music forever. The Eighteen musicians are: a violin, a cello, a metallophone, two xylophones, two clarinets, three marimbas, four pianos, and four female vocalists. The piece centers around eleven chords that spiral around one another with instruments fading in and out, melodies aligning and maligning. The individual musicians hold the pulsing chord while the others deconstruct it until you almost forget where you started - which in the end is precisely where you end up.

This Saturday, Bang on a Can will perform Music for 18 Musicians at the MassMOCA in North Adams, MA. It's a show that is guaranteed to bring down the house. Here's just a taste:

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lymbyc Systym at the Monkey House

Check out Lymbyc Systym tonight at the Monkey House in Winooski.

Here's the music video for "Truth Skull" off their 2007 LP: Love Your Abuser.

This post-rock/electro duo create incredibly dynamic and sweeping sounds that will surely blow you away. Support this band!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Beer Fest

Bored this weekend?

Have a beer!

Today and tomorrow, July 17-18, is the VT Brewers Fest in Burlington, VT at Waterfront Park. They have 37 different craft breweries attending from all over the NE. I'd come Saturday night if I were you so that you may enjoy fresh poured Otter Creek from your favorite WRMC summer managers.

See you there, in your beer drinking wear.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wouldn't it Be Nice....

To see Dan Deacon in concert at your doorstep?

Yes it would.

Check out interviews and more songs from his summer tour HERE.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Explosions in Central Park

(Photo courtesy of

So a few weeks ago Ward and I went to see Explosions in the Sky in Central Park. It was the Austin band's 10th anniversary show and despite the opening of the heavens, the chitter-chatter audience, and a few technical problems the show was fantastic. I was pleasantly surprised by how well their movement-oriented epic songwriting carries over to the live show format. They didn't stop playing once between songs and left the meaningless banter to the openers, The Constantines. The setlist was as follows.

01 Yasmin the Light
02 The Birth and Death of the Day
03 A Song for our Fathers
04 Your Hand in Mine
05 Greet Death
06 Snow and Lights
07 A Poor Man’s Memory
08 Catastrophe and the Cure
09 The Only Moment We Were Alone

Here is an audience recording of the show.

Check it out and go support the band at

Friday, July 10, 2009

i'm so laissez faire

left the snow laced mountains of new zealand. time for employment.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I Be Reppin' My City

So there's this kid who was born a few years after me who now 20 years later makes music. To be more specific, he's E-603 (The E stands for Ethan while the 603 is the zip code for the more upright state in the Montshire Alliance - New Hampshire) and he makes mashups. His new album is called Torn Up and his sample library reaches from the depths of the indie underground and the peak of the Top 40. You wanna listen? Go to his myspace. You wanna listen to more and for longer? Go to his website and get it for whatever you like (and his first album for free).

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Station Update

When we lost all that library space back in January we all thought, "Oh no! What will we do with all these records littering our floors?"

Well, I am proud to say that they plague us no more. The vinyl has all be reshelved with plenty of space to spare. In addition to this, we are getting another beautiful new cd rack to clear up more space in our newsroom.

Oh, and by the way, all the Cds are shelved and labeled.

This is truly WRMC history.

Friday, July 3, 2009

more love from the dirty jerz

hello kittens. i've missed you. here is a present. meow.

i got to see these people perform live in the basement of the first unitarian church in philadelphia, pennsylvania on june 17th and let me tell you, it was worth all the disgustingly sweaty jostling, sloppy drunk art students and local riff-raff yelling in my ear about sixers draft picks. the dirty projectors ARE IT. these girls are unbelievable live, their vocal arrangements make your whole body tingly, and this dude (a yale drop-out apparently, btw) is insane live. the music washed over me in perfect waves of lean-in-just-to-barely-hear-it-quiet and overwhelmingly-loud-sound-crashes. not to mention i got a sweet bag for only five dollars (when it should have been ten)! this video is almost as cool as seeing them live at the first unitarian, but cooler than listening to them on your headphones in atwater while studying for your russian final exam.

unrelated, but just for good measure, this song is also the jam:

humid, summery, bug-bitten love and kisses
-your music director-ette emeritus