Local Shows

I was trolling around looking for shows in an hour+ radius of Carlisle so I thought I would share my findings.

Harrisburg

Thu. 3/17/11 – Henry Rollins – Whitaker Center
Sun 3/27/11 – The Wood Brothers- Abbey Bar – Appalachian Brewing Company
Fri 4/1/11 – The Joy Formidable – The Abbey Bar- Appalachian Brewing Company
Sat 04/02 – Mike Doughty – The Abbey Bar-Appalachian Brewing Company
Thu 5/26/11 – The Queers – The Spy Club

Harrisburg Burbs

Wed 03/30/11 – Miami Horror – Messiah College

York

Sun. 3/26/11 – The Mountain Goats – Strand Capital Performing Arts Center

Baltimore

Tue 03/15/11 – The Adicts – Ottobar
Sun 04/10/11 – TV On The Radio – Rams Head Live!
Fri 04/15/11 – Acid Mother’s Temple – Ottobar
Wed 04/20/11 – Iron & Wine – Rams Head Live!
Wed 04/27/11 – Rise Against & Bad Religion – Rams Head Live!
Thu 04/28/11 – The Smith Westerns – Ottobar
Wed 05/11/11 – …and you will know us by the trail of dead w/Surfer Blood – Ottobar
Fri 05/13/11 – Social Distortion – Rams Head Live!
Tue 05/17/11 – Danzig – Bourbon Street
Wed 06/01/11 – Matt and Kim w/The Thermals – Rams Head Live!

Carlisle C.A.R.E.S Live on Britton Plaza Fundraiser

WDCV will be having weekly ‘Live on Britton Plaza’ broadcasts throughout the month of March to raise funds for Carlisle C.A.R.E.SCarlisle C.A.R.E.S is a wonderful organization “whose mission is to provide shelter to homeless individuals and families when no other shelter can be found.”  WDCV will be holding bake sales and craft sales as well taking general donations.  All of this will lead up to our fundraising festival on April 2nd on campus.  Please come out to Britton Plaza to enjoy fun music, tasty treats and raise money for a worthy cause! 

Live on Britton Plaza Dates:

Tuesday March 1st 11am-1pm
Tuesday March 8th 11am-1Pm
Tuesday March 22nd 11am-1pm
Thursday March 24th 11am-1pm
Tuesday March 29th 11am-1pm
Thursday March 31st 11am-1pm

Saturday April 2nd Carlisle C.A.R.E.S Fundraising Festival with live music on Dickinson’s Campus (location TBA)

WDCV 88.3 FM BENEFIT CONCERT!!!!!!!

That’s right, kiddies, we have an official date for the WDCV spring concert! The concert will be this April 2nd from 12 to 5 pm. It’s going to be an outdoor music extravaganza of awesomeness. No set bands yet, but I hear rumors of a Tara Toms performance!

This spring’s concert will be a fundraiser for the homeless shelter Carlisle C.A.R.E.S., an organization that recently lost almost all of their funding. Struggling to keep their doors open, the shelter is a worthy and much deserving cause for the fund raising concert.

WDCV DJs and Exec members will begin table sitting for donations in the next few weeks and to find out about other opportunities to donate contact us at wdcvfm@gmail.com

We’ll see you there!

ROAR, Viva Viva, and Fierce Creatures!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Here at WDCV, you, the listener, are our year-long valentine. In that spirit, I have for you a box of jams sweeter than any chocolates.

Lately I’ve been digging a lot of pop music. It’s been keeping my mind off the cold, you know? One band that I’ve been freaking out about lately is ROAR, an art pop band from Phoenix AZ. Generally, I use “art pop” to refer to pop music that’s actually interesting, like Shugo Tokumaru. BUT this is serious art pop. As in, I’m pretty sure this EP is a work of art. Both a loving homage to and an intense critique of the idea of the “wall of sound,” the songs will lure you in and then stab you right in the heart! I could give you a more professional artistic critique, but you should just go listen to them here! Start with “I Can’t Handle Change” and “Christmas Kids”.

For those nostalgic for less of the pop, more of the rock, I recommend Bostonians Viva Viva. They’re pretty solid! They remind me of the Howlies, but a version of the Howlies which takes themselves seriously for some reason. I’m not a huge fan of this genre of music, but even I find myself listening to them and rocking out while writing this very sentence. Most importantly though, they have a song called Valentine! So, play that for your significant other. See how it goes?

Finally, in  honor of Arcade Fire’s Grammy takeover, here’s one for fans of the chamber sound. From California, the band Fierce Creatures plays loud, echoey music that I like to listen to in the morning in order to wake up and feel awesome. They’re like coffee, is what I’m trying to say. Also, they are super catchy! I think they would make great dance party music too. So, listen to them while drinking coffee and having an early morning dance party. That’s what I’m trying to say. Listen to their song “Satan is a Vampire” here, and then listen to all their other songs too.

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Yuck, The Band That Is The Opposite Of Yucky

Welcome to the blog post about my new obsession, the band Yuck.

Sent to WDCV by the always lovely Terrorbird Media.

This band is rough and edgy as well as whiny and head-bobbingly catchy. They even make weird music videos with naked girls being eaten by werewolf-like monsters:

http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/music-videos/766-yuck/2272-holing-out/

With an album that is self-produced yet roughly polished to perfection, you can expect and anticipate this band’s upcoming performance in March at the SXSW music festival. They’re officially touring already, focused mainly in the South at first from Georgia then all the way to the West Coast where the tour will eventually end out in San Francisco.

Every song has a little bit of a different feel, but the crooning and crowing remains constant throughout. Nothing is holding this band back and a devoted fan base is already forming speedily and devotedly behind them.

If you like your noise rock with a surf pop/teenage dream-edge, then you will enjoy Yuck.

Feast on, Party on.

Activities Night!

Don’t forget that tomorrow night (Monday) at 6 pm is the anticipated club orgy of the semester….ACTIVITIES NIGHT. WDCV will be there, posted up at a table with a boom box playing some of our own favorite slammin’ beats and free pins! Rumble through our reject bin of lost albums and sign up for our email list! DJ sign-up sheets will also be available, as well as ever-charming conversation with our lovely DJs.

We’ll see you there.

WDCV’s Top Fives of Twenty-Ten

DJ Top Five Lists

Our DJs’ favorite new discoveries! Albums that were released before 2010 are marked with an asterisk. It goes without saying–if you find one of these lists particularly awesome, check out the schedule and listen to their show!

  1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West
  2. All Day – Girl Talk
  3. B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
  4. Dropkick Murphys – Do or Die*
  5. The Roots – How I Got Over

–Brandon O’Brien

  1. LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening
  2. Sleigh Bells – Treats
  3. New Pornographers – Together
  4. Discovery – LP*
  5. Architecture in Helsinki – Places Like This*

–Sam Pollan

  1. Bill Callahan – Rough Travel for a Rare Thing
  2. Silver Jews – Starlite Walker*
  3. Silver Jews – The Natural Bridge*
  4. Simon Joyner – The Cowardly Traveler Pays His Toll*
  5. Royal Trux – Twin Infinitives*

–Andrew Jones

  1. John Hartford String Band – Memories of John
  2. Andy Hall – Sound of the Slide Guitar*
  3. Nora Jane Sruthers – Nora Jane Struthers

–Davis Tracy

  1. Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame
  2. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion*
  3. The Strokes – Room on Fire*
  4. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend*
  5. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea*

–Jimmy Wilkinson

  1. J Dilla – Donuts*
  2. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
  3. Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
  4. LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening
  5. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

–Dan Plekhov

  1. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – The Brutalist Bricks
  2. House Boat – Processing Complaints
  3. The Please and Thank Yous – Mind Yr P’s and Q’s
  4. Shugo Tokumaru – Port Entropy
  5. Beach House – Teen Dream

–Melissa Kelly

  1. Dovekins – Assemble the Aviary
  2. Laura Veirs – July Flame
  3. Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz
  4. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
  5. Yeasayer – Odd Blood

–Lacey Smith (WDCV Alum)

  1. Weezer- Pinkerton (Deluxe edition)
  2. Daft Punk- Tron Legacy Soundtrack
  3. Coheed & Cambria- Year of the Black Rainbow
  4. Drink Up Buttercup- Born and Thrown on a Hook
  5. Broken Bells- Broken Bells

–Chris Bratton (WDCV Alum)

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Local Ted Leo Show

Although I love the Square, they aren’t doing a great job of promoting great shows that are happening locally (only philly, dc & bmore).  So, for those Dickinsonians that have some wheels and are in the mood for a fun show this weekend, drive out to Lemoyne (yes, Lemoyne) and check out Ted Leo & the Pharmacists at Championship Records (The Champ!).  The Champ usually lends itself more to the hardcore scene but are somehow changing their ways for the evening.  $10 in advance $12 at the door.  This show was rescheduled from a few months ago so hopefully it goes off without a hitch this time around. See ya there!

The Champ
52 Rear Market St.
PO Box 183
Lemoyne, PA 17043

Ton-Taun’s Exporter

Ton-Taun, a four piece band from Lancaster, PA has released their sophomore album Exporter independently. A local band that most recently appeared and opened for Isis of Thunderheist last Friday for WDCV’s fall concert; The Perfect Storm, they succeeded to impress those select few who turned out for the free event. A band that released their first album barely over a year ago, a purely alternative rock sound is apparent along with modern influences like Modest Mouse and Wilco. However, the band itself is comprised of avid music lovers and listeners, and their other more subtle influences allude to the works of the infamous Miles Davis.

The premier track of the album, “Headdresses,” is pleasingly haunting yet repetitive. Soothing yet contradictory in its angst, it opens with steady guitar riffs and lyrics alluding to child-like images of finger-painting and feathers. With a pleasant harmony reminiscent of mindless whispering, Ton-Taun’s members sing of an assumed woman with a heart as hard as a diamond that one day the singer will tear out. The track ends with lead vocal Jordan Capizzi singing the repeated line “I was happy to see how scared you are of me, right now,” along with a reference back to the title of the song. The band actually played this song live at the concert, and the emotion and energy of the song shone through.

The sixth track of the album, “The Coca-Cola Factory,” could be considered a sort of sing-along drinking song for misfits and those of us who are more often than not down on our luck. Upbeat despite its melancholy lyrics, this track is catchy and easily relatable to any struggling, nostalgic college student. The song has a simple message, we were all meant for more than what we have or do, but something just went wrong along the way. It’s all a bitter twist of fate.

Young in terms of their years as a complete band but also experienced with two complete, original albums already under their belts, Ton-Taun has the potential to speak to a generation obsessed with consumerism, debauchery and the longing for a place in the world.