New Artist Spotlight: The Polychromatics

This week, the WDCV music directors added a few featured artists, and we’ve decided to shine a light on one of the newest bands. The Polychromatics are an indie rock band based in Philadelphia, and their EP is a perfect depiction of the versatility of their talents. They’re refreshingly open to experimenting with their sound. John McKenna, the guitarist of the band […]

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Rap Songs of the Month

Rap songs of the month: With new albums in the past month from A Tribe Called Quest, Childish Gambino, Smoke Dza, Post Malone, J. Cole, Meek Mill, Ab-Soul, and Anderson.Paak (NxWorries), there is a whole lot of good music floating around that you can find easily through iTunes, Soundcloud, or Spotify. The songs below aren’t necessarily all from the last […]

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Grumpus Visits the Whistlestop Bookshop

On November 16th, Grumpus, a Dickinson alum, visited the Whistlestop Bookshop in Carlisle as a stop on his November Tour. It was an intimate setting for a very enjoyable and personal concert. WDCV live streamed Grumpus and his opening act, Alex Dillon. Listen and check them out!   Follow Grumpus on Instagram and like him on Facebook! Instagram: @grahamofgrumpus Facebook: […]

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Grouplove’s New Big Mess Album

Big Mess Grouplove September 9th, 2016   Grouplove’s third studio album, Big Mess, brings this exciting band back to the front stage of indie rock. It is unlike any of their albums in the past because Big Mess is much more eclectic in sound. It plays more into the realm of pop than it does to the realm of alternative […]

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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

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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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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WDCV Alums Release New Albums

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

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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