New Artist Alert: Shine

  We could use some California Sunshine here in Central Pennsylvania. Straight out of the West Side, specifically Delano, California, we have Shine taking big steps. Shine recently released a song featuring Baby Bash. This song slaps. Definitely has a Cali Bay sound. Check out his single below: Follow Shine: Shine Facebook Page

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David Bowie Retrospective/Blackstar Album Review


I think it would be self-indulgent to spend more than a paragraph or two writing about what David Bowie meant to me. I was just at a bar the other night talking about how he’s my all-time favorite artist, and how I was disappointed that I’d probably never get to see him perform live, although I always held out hope […]

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Best Albums of 2015 – WDCV DJ Picks

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As we get ready to ring in the new year, we at WDCV took a look back at our favorite albums of 2015. Here are some of the albums we had on repeat this year. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Think Speedy Ortiz – Foil Deer Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly Grimes […]

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Black Lines – Mayday Parade Review


For the past ten years, Tallahassee-natives Mayday Parade have been pumping catchy, emotional pop-punk into the alternative music scene. Through hits such as “Three Cheers for Five Years” and “Miserable at Best”, Derek Sanders and company have poured their hearts out into emotional lyrics and soaring melodic lines that evoke sadness and exasperation from their audiences, taking the listener by […]

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Fall 2015 Local-ish Show Calendar

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Did you know that there are places other than Philly, DC and Baltimore where you can see live music?  It’s true! You can drive between 20-60 minutes and see any of the shows listed below.  If you want more recommendations, just message us and we will set you on the path to awesome live music that is near by and […]

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Bluegrass on the Grass 2015 Review


On the first clear day in weeks, Dickinson College was the site of the 20th Anniversary of Davis Tracy’s Bluegrass on the Grass festival. I had heard the school hosts this little secret from some friends of mine, so when the opportunity arose for me to work the festival, I jumped at the chance. As someone who has never particularly […]

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Inspirational Electronica to Wake You Up


Fatima Al Qadiri’s recent EP Genre-Specific Xperience, released originally under a pseudonym, brings an eclectic taste the table. Mixing cultural sounds as broad as Islamic chants, Catholic hymns, and steelpans, this relatively short album leaves you both entranced and frightened. The eerie mix of the ever-present electric steel drums and elevated chants imagines a horror film set at a tropical […]

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Local(ish) Concert Calendar-Spring 2015


Do you love live music? So do we.  We also love local music, free music, and under-represented  music so we have complied this handy calendar of shows that will get you through the semester.  Instead of only listing shows in the big cities, this list is comprised of a lot of shows you can scurry off to on a week […]

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WDCV Alums Release New Albums

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Two WDCV Alums have released free albums over the past month that you should check out.  Dwight Dunston (Sterling Duns), ’10 and Ryan Sarno, ’09 are coincidentally both located in Princeton, NJ.  Here’s hoping we can convince them to come back and play a show together at Dickinson College.   Ryan Sarno: Stuck in the Present, the third volume in my […]

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