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Welcome to the Fall 2015 edition of WRMC’s concert guide to the Champlain Valley and beyond!  Most shows on this list take place at the three main Burlington venues – The Monkey House, Signal Kitchen, and Higher Ground or at various locations on the Middlebury campus. Don’t miss the stacked S.O.S. Fest lineup the first Friday and… Read More


Album Review

Young Thug // Slime Season

Photo by Kendrick Brinson Young Thug is an inexplicable character whose sudden rise to fame sheds light on the American music industry’s desperate need for something spectacularly different. Is he an artistic genius? Or has he simply fooled some people into believing he is? I argue that it doesn’t matter. He’s better enjoyed without analysis or… Read More

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Concert Show Review

S.O.S. FEST 2015: Day 1 Photos

Click on the thumbnails below to view a slideshow of photos from Crazyhearse, Vundabar, and Hop Along‘s performances on the first day of S.O.S. Fest, Friday 9/18/2015 on McCullough Lawn. Photos by Kate Leib.  



Slacker Sunday: Skool is 4 Chumps

Summer is over, school is in session and you’re probably in deep procrastination mode if you’re reading the WRMC blog right now. So quit trying so hard and embrace the season’s passing with a playlist meant for some Sunday slacking. Shark – Big Summer (Summer Ale) LVL UP – Bro Chillers Real Estate – Saturday Morning Built to… Read More



S.O.S. FEST 2015 Lineup features Hop Along, Lucius, and more

Ahoy Middlebury! WRMC and MCAB are proud to present the third annual S.O.S. Fest, a two-day music party dedicated to giving summer a sincere send-off and the the imminent tides of academia a warm hello. Jk. Come down to the McCullough Lawn at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night for upbeat tunes and good times. It’s free! Check out what’s on deck for the fest:… Read More



Friday Favorites (IX)

Our 9th Friday playlist is overall laid-back and mellow. What a great way to wind down after a long week and relax while discovering awesome new music!



Friday Favorites (VIII)

Here’s our latest Friday playlist of awesome new music. This week includes J Fernandez, Teen Daze, and Worriers. It starts out relaxed and melancholy, gradually becomes more upbeat, and then ends with a psychedelic guitar jam reminiscent of Ratatat.

Lianne La Havas on the cover her latest album 'Blood'

Album Review

Lianne La Havas // Blood

Lianne La Havas recently put out her second album, Blood, on July 31st. If you have yet to listen to her before now, not only is a little self reflection necessary, but so is a repeated listen of this album. She has returned from her previous work, Is Your Love Big Enough, in 2012 to present a much more… Read More


Album Review

Tink Drops New Mixtape Winter’s Diary 3

If you’re still wondering what the song of the summer is, you probably should just come to terms with it not existing or understand that it already exists and you just don’t like it as much as the other participants of summer. If you have chosen to come to terms with the nonexistence and need… Read More



Interview With Emma Witmer Of Gobbinjr

gobbinjr’s manalang is some of the best homemade pop we’ve heard this summer. Lo-fi and jangly, it spans a variety of genres, and is closest to dream pop. It’s also witty and humorous. We talked to gobbinjr’s Emma Witmer about music writing, Wisconsin, the possibility of turning into a leprechaun, and more.   So I… Read More



Friday Favorites (VII)

Our playlist this week offers a diverse range of new music, from surf pop to banjo rock to EDM, and is energetic yet laid-back. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

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