Open Mic!!

Jam Space members of “Green Tangerine” playing at Open Mic [Emilio Gurany (’25), Owen Degenhard (’25), Nate Valleau (’25), & Matt Turk (’23)] performed at Open Mic!

This past Saturday, WDCV hosted an Open Mic! There were talented acts and a really enthusiastic crowd; awesome energy all around. Thank you to all who came out and supported live, local music! Also shoutout to that one guy in the muscle tee that got everyone up and dancing (lol).

 

Allan Farfan Canales (’23) rapping his self-produced music

WDCV is all about promoting local, underrepresented music and art, Open Mic was the perfect opportunity to bring that to the community! Some of the performers shared original pieces with the audience. Musicians Zuzu Black (’25), Allan Farfan Canales (’23), and Benjamin Fox (’26) all played original songs and the crowd loved their creations! Pia Mancini (’25) also read an original poem, and her passionate reading really resonated with the audience.

Venus Bhatt (’24) and Swarnim Bade Shrestha (’26) sang “Take Me To Church” by Hozier

 

 

 

 

 

We’re in the process of getting some of our performers’ original works into our Heavy Rotation, look out for their stuff on the air! And a special thank you to our Technical Production Manager, Vivika Garrett, for setting up and managing the tech stuff for the entire event.

Benjamin Fox (’26) performed an original song

 

Performance Spotlight: Promised Ones

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!

http://www.guitarworld.com/

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.