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.
The Cowboy Junkies are an alternative blues-rock band and are two time nominees for Group of the Year at the Juno Awards. Hailing from Canada, the group is currently promoting their themed album series consisting of: Remnin Park, Demons, Sing In My Meadow, and Wilderness. The themed album series was an 18 month long production and the band is using their current tour to show off some brand new music. They are an experienced band with albums that have gone 2x platinum, platinum, and gold in Canada. The Cowboy Junkies will be performing in Harrisburg on March 7 at the Whitaker Center. Be there or be square!
Band Page: http://latentrecordings.com/cowboyjunkies/
The rap savvy may have discovered UGK, however they remain a largely unknown group. The incarceration of Pimp C in 2002 led to Bun B forming a grass roots movement to free his counterpart in the rap duo. In doing so Bun B released the album Trill to support his partner. This brought Bun B attention on a national level and soon after attention to UGK’s 2007 album Underground Kingz (what UGK stands for). UGK’s recent recordings have surfaced in the main media, but most of their older recordings still remain in the underground scene. This is their song “Underground” from the 1994 album Super Tight.
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UKF Dubstep is the self proclaimed leading provider of bass heavy music to the UK. Their youtube channel is also a really good source for upcoming dubstep and electronic music from quality artists that are outside the mainstream circle. This is a track from the Skeptiks who made their debut with the single “Cobwebs”, which found its way onto the Beatport Top Ten. “Without A Name” is definitely bass heavy.
Tune in this Saturday at 3 p.m. to listen to the sports broadcast of the women’s lacrosse game here on WDCV! Check out the #19 Dickinson Red Devils battle it out with the Stevenson Mustangs. Don’t have radio access? Can’t watch the game in person? Who cares, just use our internet live stream which is accesible from smart phones as well.
Hiding inside the inner circles of reggae’s deep cuts, Junior Reid has been considered an underground artist for most of his career. He became most noticed when rapper, The Game, sampled his track for the single “One Blood”. However that rap song is synonymous to a little known number originally recorded by Reid. Here is the original for your listening pleasure.
Hello WDCV Alumni!
Did you know that this year we are celebrating WDCV’s 50th anniversary? It’s true! We’re planning a big celebration over Homecoming & Family Weekend, so mark your calendars for Sept. 28-30, 2012!
To prepare for our big 5-0, we want to reconnect with the people who have made the station what it is today—our alumni. We have a list of alumni who have noted WDCV as one of their activities; however, there are probably plenty of alumni out there with whom we would love to reconnect, even if they only took a few spins at the station. We hope you will pass this information their way so we can gather as much WDCV history as possible.
Our goal is to gather items to create a WDCV online showcase that chronicles the last 50 fun-filled years. We have been digging through the archives and yearbooks for references to the station. In addition to your stories, we hope you will share any WDCV-related pictures, posters and memorabilia lurking in your garages.
Also, we would love to hear from you about your time at WDCV! To make this the best 50th anniversary, we hope you can help us gather more information about the station by filling out this quick survey.
To share your stories, memorabilia or posters from your days at WDCV, e-mail email@example.com. You may send digital images of photos or memorabilia, but if you would be interested in donating the originals to the archives, send them to us at the address listed on the right. Have any old recordings? We’d love to hear those as well, so feel free to share old shows, stories or recordings. If you have any questions, contact us directly and we will find a way to help!
Here’s to 50 years—let’s make this the biggest WDCV reunion ever!
WDCV Exec Board
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We have been planning this for awhile and finally, finally, we have a new streaming provider. Today we launched our streams (yes, multiple ones!) with Stretch Internet. You should be able to hear the improvement in quality and we have 3 levels of streams so those who can’t connect through the highest connection have other options available. We hope you like this as much as we do because we are positively giddy about it!
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THIS SATURDAY, November 12th, WDCV is crazy-excited to present…
The Almost-Acoustic Showcase of Musical Talent
What is it, you ask? How would you feel about an all-night, 100% free concert featuring five, count ’em, FIVE kick-ass bands? Because, that, my friends, is exactly what it is.
You’ll hear from Wild Horse and Video 54, two bands comprising current Dickinsonians and resident Carlislians.
You’ll hear from Trunks and Tales, a one-man acoustic troubadour from Harrisburg.
You’ll hear from Scott Pine and the Conifers, indie goodness from Bethlehem, PA
And you’ll hear from the ever-popular Ton Taun, the official partially-bearded band of WDCV.
And it’s all for free and free for all THIS SATURDAY.
Doors open at 7 pm at The Depot, the show kicks off at 8 pm. There’ll be great music, cool people, light refreshments, WDCV merch, and an awesome atmosphere. Free and open to anyone, Dickinson students and non-students alike, so bring your mom! Bring everyone, because it’s going to be a damned good time.
Here’s how it’s gonna go down:
7 pm: Depot doors open
8 pm: Video 54
8:45: Scott Pine and the Conifers
9:30: Wild Horse
10:30: Trunks and Tales
11:00: Ton Taun
You can pick up some WDCV swag, merch from the artists, plus water and lemonade. But the show itself is totally free.
The Depot is located on the Dickinson College campus right next to the Kline Athletic Center, on Cherry Street in between High and Louther Streets.
It doesn’t get any better, and it doesn’t get any cheaper, so we hope to see you all there! Until then, rock and roll and don’t lose your cred!
With much love,
All your favorite folks here at WDCV