Speakeasy Podcast Launch
When: May 2, 2017, 8 p.m.
join a team of barnard speaking fellows (including wbar dj allison emmet!) for the launch of their podcast The Speakeasy!! the launch party ...
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Bisexual Underground - Fridays at 10 p.m.
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Speakeasy Podcast Launch
join a team of barnard speaking fellows (including wbar dj allison emmet!) for the launch of their podcast The Speakeasy!! the launch party is happening on tuesday, may 2nd in 903 altschul, from 8-10pm. there will be food, music, poetry, and a listening of one of the podcast episodes! come support a fellow dj and enjoy the free time you have before finals start~~
BODY TALK w/ Kiran Gandhi
A post on behalf of Barnard Student Life. Go to this event because it's free and dope af: Student Life is excited to announce that activist, musician, and all-around cool human Kiran Gandhi will be at Barnard. Gandhi, who has toured with M.I.A as a drummer, is known for running the 2015 London Marathon while free-bleeding to raise awareness for people who have limited access to period hygiene products. She will sit down and talk to students about her activism, life journey, and experience in the music industry with an accompanying performance. In the meantime, check out all the cool things she's done on her website: madamegandhi.blog Get (free!) tickets below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/body-talk-a-night-with-kiran-gandhi-tickets-33460093039
Bisexual Underground
This week's featured dj is Marie! Listen to her show, Bisexual Underground, on Fridays at 10pm. From: Born in NYC. Raised in Ellicott City, MD. I live in Baltimore, MD now. How long have you been a WBAR DJ?: 3 semesters since spring 2016! What's your show about?: Every Friday, from 10pm to 12am, there'll be a bisexual living underground. You'll get to hear cool music, she'll try and invite people to interview and/or play on air, and she'll talk about anything from bisexuality and Youtube videos to the news and her pet dog. Last semester, this bisexual spoke to another bisexual and discussed what it's like to be LGBTQ+ and religious. This bisexual also had queer poetry corners (Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, etc.) which is pretty schwifty. Expect more this semester. Wubba Lubba Dub Dub. How did I come up with the title: I'm literally the bisexual underground. WBAR is in the basement of the quad. I wanted something that sounded super cool, but was quite literal and simple. Also, it is Rick and Morty themed because I adore the show. Wubba Lubba Dub Dub. DJ SCHWIFTY here. Process for making a playlist: I add music I like into a new playlist each week, and then I organize it before my show. some songs played recently that I love: There's Too Much Love by Belle and Sebastian. Cheap by Le1f. Winterbreak by MUNA. Slide by Calvin Harris. What's Up? by 4 Non Blondes. Favorite WBAR memory?: When I had a whole bunch of friends coming in and out of WBAR to say hi to me during my show. One of them gave me cookies. (I ate them SUPER QUICKLY in studio of course because that is technically AGAINST the RULES but I couldn't refuse them. They were a gift!). Also, those couple of times in my first semester when I received fan mail from an anonymous person.
SVR and WBAR present: Songs About Good Sex
Concert and Art Benefit for the Anti Violence Project!!! Co-hosted by WKCR, Art Society, The Kingsmen, Clay Collective, CU Records and Hi-Fi Snock Uptown AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. $5 dollar suggested donation at the door! And bring cash to purchase art for donation! Fun refreshments will be served! ~featuring~ The Kingsmen John Melendez Michelle Shen Pratishta Yerakala Trash King Bish Bash Party Tricks https://www.facebook.com/events/632937133580101/
WBAR-B-Q 2017
BARNARD COLLEGE RADIO'S ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL IS WBACK!! Featuring a blistering set of sumptuous performances by: (ᵔᴥᵔ) RAVYN LENAE (ᵔᴥᵔ) https://soundcloud.com/ravynlenaesounds ꒰・◡・๑꒱ SNEAKS ꒰・◡・๑꒱ https://sneaks.bandcamp.com/ ʕ •́؈•̀) FERN MAYO ʕ •́؈•̀) https://fernmayo4ever.bandcamp.com/ ಠ_ರೃ BEAT DETECTIVES ಠ_ರೃ https://soundcloud.com/beat-detectives 〆(・∀・@) FUTURE PUNX 〆(・∀・@) https://futurepunx.bandcamp.com/ ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ TICA DOUGLAS ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ https://ticadouglas.bandcamp.com/ (ꈨຶꎁꈨຶ)۶ PALM PILOT (ꈨຶꎁꈨຶ)۶ https://palmpilot.bandcamp.com/album/plm-plt ٩◔̯◔۶ CALEB GILES ٩◔̯◔۶ https://soundcloud.com/calebgiles https://www.facebook.com/events/271667959946640/
Interview + Giveaway with L.A. Girlfriend!
I sat down (electronically) with Sydney Banta of L.A. Girlfriend to talk best gigs, best songs, and best queens. Catch her this Saturday at Alphaville along with Clavvs and Exit Someone. You can win a pair of tickets by emailing wbar@barnard.edu with your favorite dance song - the ultimate banger. See you there crew!! WBAR: Best show ever? Syndey Banta: That's a tough one, but a show I've thought about fondly was a last-minute Sunday night show I played in 2016. The headliner dropped out and not a whole lot of people were there because of the day, but I distinctly remember that particular performance being very fiery and fun. I lost balance on my platform boots and fell on my butt, but I recovered with a laugh, a smile, and some leg lifts. The audience approved. WBAR: Worst show ever? SB: My worst show ever was actually my first show! It happened a couple projects before L.A. Girlfriend, and was one of those experiences where everything went wrong. Silver lining: that experience set me up for future success and I think I'm a better performer because of it. WBAR: Greatest dance song? Bonus points: Greatest deceptively upbeat dance song with sad lyrics? SB: My pick would be Bizarre Love Triangle (extended remix) by New Order. Greatest deceptively sad, yet upbeat dance song: "Mamma Mia" by ABBA. I recently looked at the lyrics and had a "damn, it's so heavy" moment. I'm sure we've all belted parts of that song at some point in our lives. WBAR: How did you get into music? SB: My parents always played music in the house when I was growing up, and even now as an adult, I'll spend weekends with them watching old 80s music videos. When I was a kid, my older brother started playing instruments, and once he did, I wanted to do what he was doing because it looked fun. As he cycled through drums, piano, bass, guitar, etc, I would pick up whatever he wasn't playing at the time. Having it around in different forms my whole life definitely instilled an interest. WBAR: What drew you to LA, and how has the city crept into your sound? SB: I actually ended up in LA by chance. I went to college on the westside and as I got more involved with music, eventually made my way closer to the city. I can't say if LA has crept in to my sound per se, but it definitely contributes to how I approach the visual aspects of LAGF, like branding choices and video concepts. The city at night definitely has a moody, yet hopeful vibe to me. WBAR: Your latest video for Death & Peonies pays tribute to your Nana, a game-changing aerobics instructor. What was it like embodying her, and performing her legacy through your music? SB: Honestly, it's hard because all I want to do is show her all the cool stuff that's happening. She would've been so excited about that video. But in true Nana form, I try to carry on her legacy by reaching as high as I can and letting nothing get the way of where I want to be. She taught me how to be proud, stand out, and to not be afraid of taking risks. Being able to apply all those things to performing makes it feel like she's still with me every step of the way. WBAR: Your two projects for 2017 are twin LPs, REX and REGINA. Who are your favorite kickass monarchs in history? SB: Does Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty count? I know she wasn't exactly a monarch, but as a kid, she was a queen to me! King Moonracer from the Island of Misfit Toys is also one of my top picks because who wouldn't want to be half lion / half bird? I have a type if you can tell. ;) Check out LAGF's work and music at http://www.lagirlfriendmusic.com/.