David Bowie Retrospective/Blackstar Album Review

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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

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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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Bluegrass on the Grass 2015 Review

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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

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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

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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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WDCV Lounge Now Open To All DJs!

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For the first time in WDCV history (or at least as far as we can tell) the WDCV Lounge will no longer be for Exec Board Members only but will open to all WDCV DJs! We hope this new level of openness better connects our WDCV family.  This has become possible because our DJs have shown how devoted they are to […]

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New Pornographers at Union Transfer, Phila. 11/20/14

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By Aurora Wetherill of LightsOn w/ Aurora, Thursdays at 10pm. Last Thursday, 11/20/14, a darling friend of mine took me to see the New Pornographers in Philadelphia at Union Transfer, a show at the end of their “Brill Bruisers” tour. It was fantastic. Herein lies the account of my experience. First off, I’ve got a bone to pick with Philadelphia. […]

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