When: April 19, 2014, noon
Location: Barnard College (117th and Broadway)
WBAR is psyched to present the 21st annual WBAR-B-Q!!! This year's show will be on April 19 from noon to 8pm on Barnard's Lehman Lawn and wi...
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WBAR Staff's Spring Semester Faves
2014 isn't even halfway over, but there's already been too many great musical releases to count, from Future to Future Islands, Sun Kil Moon to Sun Araw, Neil Young to Young Thug-- you get the point. Anyways, we've sifted through the ever-increasing pile of records (and files) and come up with our top twelve favorites of the year so far, which are posted below in alphabetical order. It's been a heck of a spring semester, and we want to thank all our listeners and DJs for keeping WBAR the hottest thing on the internet-airwaves! We'll see/hear y'all in September! Copeland: Because I'm Worth It (Self-released) Freddie Gibbs & Madlib: Pinata (Madlib Invazion) Future: Honest (A1/Epic) Linda Perhacs: The Soul of All Natural Things (Asthmatic Kitty) Mac Demarco: Salad Days (Captured Tracks) Pure X: Angel (Fat Possum) Ricky Eat Acid: Three Love Songs (Orchid Tapes) Ryley Walker: All Kinds of You (Tompkins Square) Sun Araw: Belomancie (Drag City) Sun Kil Moon: Benji (Caldo Verde) Thou & The Body: Released From Love (Vinyl Rites) Todd Terje: It's Album Time! (Olsen)
The Marshall Green Travel Hour
Our current featured show of the week is The Marshall Green Travel Hour on at 2 am on Saturdays! NJ: Where are y'all from? Henry Green & Max Marshall: Henry is from Cambridge, Massachusetts and Max is from Texas NJ: What is your genre? HG: It started as a rap show, but Max has pulled us more toward country music and we also play R&B. NJ: How did you come up with the title for your show? HG & MM: We were enjoying complementary passionfruit margaritas from our generous sponsors over at the Heights Bar and Grill, when Henry realized that his complementary nachos had transformed into the image of the Virgin Mary. We then immediately decided to call our show the Marshall Green Travel Hour. This semester, we changed the name to The Marshall Green Travel Hour: The Road Goes on Forever as a tribute to Robert Earl Keen’s classic “The Road Goes On Forever and the Party Never Ends”. NJ: What is it like having a co-dj? HG & MM: It’s great for those lonely nights. NJ: Name a track you have played recently that you love: MM: Tanya Tucker- Soul Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM3jzDWNQy4) 1972 track by a 12-year-old country music prodigy from West Texas. So lush. HG: Cody Chesnutt - Boylife In America (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHs7y44iwVs) I found this song trolling through his album The Headphone Masterpiece album when I had a cold. I liked the title so I checked it out; it has a warmth to it but it’s weird enough to keep you interested. NJ: Who are you most excited for for WBARBQ? HG & MM: It all looks good, but we’re most excited about KA.
WBAR is psyched to present the 21st annual WBAR-B-Q!!! This year's show will be on April 19 from noon to 8pm on Barnard's Lehman Lawn and will feature some seriously awesome musical acts from all over the world. They are: inc. Ka LVL Up Darlings Jerry Paper DJ Dog Dick Yellow Eyes Giant Claw Amanda X Arm Candy Wahoo!!! Also, free food!!!!! Get excited!!!!!!!!!!!! More info here: facebook.com/events/260889897422323 Tell all your friends!!
Our current featured show of the week is Cornbred with DJs Johnna Bratt and Anna Hippee! We asked them some questions so you could all get to know them! On Sundays 12 am-2 am! Nicole-Juliet: How long have you been doing wbar? Anna Hippee: Jo did a show last spring, Twin Citizen, featuring music from Minnesota. This is my first semester. NJ: Where are you ladies from? AH: I grew up in Iowa City, and Jo grew up in a town of 1100 people called Bird Island smack dab in the center of Minnesota. NJ: How did you get show title? AH & JB: We came up with the idea of doing a midwestern show at the beginning of the semester and spent a few hours sitting in Brownie's Cafe coming up with a huge list of potential names. Anna (Mrs. Hippee) is a master at wordplay and came up with so many good ideas: Tractor Factor, Flannel Channel, You didn't want to go to college here... Cornbred won out--it's a pun that has led to some calls into the studio for hot orders of cornbread (and Jo recently found out it is a double play on corn-fed also). NJ: What genre is your show? AH: We try to play everything! But we consistently end up playing rap and anything with saxophone in it. Also Bon Iver. Did we mention that we play Bon Iver? NJ: What is it like having a co-dj? AH & JB: Comparable to having a siamese twin but in a non-physical, musical sense. NJ: Favorite song you played on your last show? AH & JB: We spent way too long debating this so we're giving a few answers: IA- Troubleshoot by Dana T MN- Daydreaming by Dark Dark Dark Bonus U Got Me Fucked Up by Chance the Rapper (Chicago)
WBAR x CMF 2014
Hello! There is a show this Friday! In two days! Holy Cow! At Barnard! Featuring: MikeQ Saint Pepsi Seth Graham That is unbelievable. Its in The Hive again (Altschul Atrium?). That is on Barnard campus at 117th and Broadway in Manhattan. Its free to enter and gonna be real fun. Check the facebook event here
Uncommon Nonsense
Our newest featured show is Uncommon Nonsense hosted by Hannah Boysko and Anna Solow-Collins. I asked Hannah some questions about the show you you could get to know a little more about our featured show and DJs! How long have you ladies been WBAR Djs? Hannah has been a wbar DJ since fall of 2012 (first semester her freshman year); Anna has been since spring 2013 (second semester her freshman year). What is the genre of your show? The genre of our show could fall under many different labels. Both of us love alt rock and always play some of that every show, but Hannah is a huge hip hop and rap fan, so on her half of the show, those genres are usually featured. There’s often some soul and oldies too. It all depends. We really like to mix it up and do themes that sometimes involve playing youtube clips or one of us reading aloud a piece of writing. What is it like having a co-DJ? The universe usually puts us on the same page mentally, so deciding on a topic is always fun and tends to be easy. We always try to be creative, play something new or different, and make it fun while we do it. What is a song you love that you have played recently? One song we played last show is: “Funny Little Frog” by Belle & Sebastian.