This past weekend, WDCV had the chance to collaborate with the Dickinson College Department of Theatre and Dance on their spring show. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the theatre and dance department decided to take this semester’s production online with the radio drama, Under Milk Wood. See below for a short synopsis of the play:
“Under Milk Wood tells the gentle story of a day in the life of a small seaside village in Wales, beginning with the first rustlings of pre-dawn and continuing until all in the village rest in the arms of nightfall. In this unique radio broadcast, the characters of the village are brought to life by a cast of over thirty voice actors composed of current Dickinson students and Dickinson alumni guest artists.”
Although originally aired on WDCV on March 5th and 6th, you can listen to the recording at your leisure by clicking the play button below.
The Dickinson College Department of Theatre and Dance
Technical assistance & help: Kent Barrett, Taylor Garrett
If you didn’t know by now you will soon. WDCV is having an awesome benefit concert this Saturday April 14th. There are going to be raffle drawings if you bought tickets at any of the live on Britton Plaza events. Secondly there is also another nice prize for anyone who said they were going to attend on Facebook and attends the event, so kudos to another potential winner. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. and the following bands will be playing: Charlotte, Synergy and Wild Horse. Run With It will also be making an appearance so be sure to check them out too. There will be plenty to snack on and lots of loud music so be sure to stop by. In reality, the more the merrier.
Most importantly, by attending the event you will be supporting an honorable cause. Money raised at the even will be used to help build a well in Tanzania. The township does not have the resources to collect clean water and this could give them a big hand.
The folks at WDCV are busy raising money for a well in Africa this month. The township does not have access to water and the development of a well would solve this problem. The Live On Britton Plaza events take place on Monday and Wednesday, and this Friday there is a grilled cheese and movie night! So here’s what you folks of Dickinson College and Carlisle have available at a normal Live on BP. You can purchase raffle tickets for awesome prizes such as jewelry or a gift card for the Clothes Vine. The are also artsy “bowl shaped” objects for sale as well as splatter painted spin art. Also available are buttons and we even have a bin of cd’s you can check out. Therefore all you folks out there should check in with us on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30-12:30.
The Wu-Tang clan has become a well know hip-hop group over the past decade and a half. The group itself is well known, but a lot of individual projects have not seen much daylight. Raekwon’s album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is a perfect example. This selection is “Guillotine (Swords)” from that album. “Guillotine” features masterful production and humorous karate movie excerpts. Enjoy!
**Warning: This song contains explicit lyrical content that may not be appropriate for some audiences or may be offensive. If this happens to be the case please choose a different selection from the Music tab**
Despite their age, ZZ Top still continues to have a cult following. It must be the cutting edge rock attitude they bring along with the bluesy riffs. Known for their beards as well as their guitar playing, ZZ Top is one fun band. Taking a break from the underrepresented, it would be worth a couple seconds to check these guys out if you haven’t already. This is their number “Tush” with vocal contributions from bassist Dusty Hill. It makes for double the fun when both your bassist and guitarist can sing. ZZ Top quickly rose to fame in the early 1970’s due to their charismatic live performances and sense of humor.
Djent is a relatively new subgenre of metal music. There is not much rhyme or reason to how it works besides a core rhythm. Most djent artists are not concerned with music theory, but making their songs a rhythmic orchestration of sorts. Following a recent trend among newer metal bands, most djent songs do not feature solos. Instead they have breakaway parts of the song which feature a signature catchy riff. Periphery helped popularize the djent movement following in the footsteps of the very popular Meshuggah. This particular number is Buttersnips from Periphery’s selt titled album.
Arguably rap or hip-hop took over the popular music scene during the late 90’s and for the greater part of the next decade. Now the spotlight has shifted to many subgenres of electronic music, such as dubstep and the numerous forms of electronic dance music. In some recent records, hip-hop artists have taken the initiative to add elements of electronic music to their songs. There has been some debate over whether hip-hop, in its truest forms is here to stay. Some people take the stance that music evolves over time. Others say that the fire of hip-hop really has been extinguished. Some say that there is still a lot of productivity from hip-hop artists and the public is waiting for some big records to come out in the near future. Take a look around on youtube or music forums and this debate is still going on. As we are all part of the music community, it would be insightful to start the conversation here on the front porch. Let your opinion be heard and drop a comment below!
Candlebox’s self titled album managed to sell two million copies. This was quite an accomplishment as it was their first album. The song “Far Behind”, one of the only so called catchy songs on the record, was described as taking the heavy sound of Alice In Chains from the previous generation and confining it to the constraints of a pop song with heavy alternative influences. This album may have been well known for it’s time, but similar to Saving Abel,Candlebox got lost over time. Here is the golden oldie from 1993:
This little number by the Crash Kings at one point topped the alternative charts in the U.S. Now is the perfect time to shed some light on the Crash Kings as they are about to drop a new album this month. The Crash Kings received some superb production from Dave Sardy and it shows on the track “Mountain Man”. For a trio, the Crash Kings achieve a big sound and some killer vocals.
A couple months ago Guitar World Magazine and Blessthefall teamed up to form a guitar cover contest. Contestants uploaded their cover videos and then the band chose a couple lucky prize winners. The contest concluded a while ago, but blessthefall recorded an awesome video for Guitar World where guitarists Eric Lambert and Elliott Gruenberg showed viewers how to play their hit song “Promised Ones”. The video is located below the descriptions.
Guitar World is a magazine that provides resourceful information about guitars, equipment, playing technique, bands, and how to play songs on guitar. If you happen to be a guitar player, or just like music in general, check out their website!
Blessthefall is a metalcore/post-hardcore band from Phoenix, Arizona. Their music has a collaborative feel overall and is very well put together in terms of composition. Singer Beau Bokan only sings vocals while bassist Jared Warth jumps in for all the growling. Eric Lambert and Elliott Gruenberg trade guitar parts at times, each taking turns playing lead melodies in the riffs. If you pay attention to the chorus riff in this song, they will switch who plays the rhythm and who plays the lead parts at different intervals of the song. By the way I’m not going to leave out drummer Matt Traynor. His double bass can pound a hole in your wall and it accents the guitar notes quite well.
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