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EURO TRASH SEX MUSIC: A PLAYLIST

club kid mating calls of the early 2000s You step down off the doorstep and onto the narrow sidewalk as soon as the sun sets. The sky hovers at a deep blue, and the multicolored lights from street reflect off your heavily bleached hair. You pull the fur-lined hood of your jacket over your head… Read More

Album Review

WRMC’s 2016 in Review

YEAR END WRAP UP Shock and surprise paved the heartbreaking year of 2016. In the most bleak corners of the year we lost more music idols and icons than we knew how to deal with. The new year was met with the terrible loss of David Bowie and soon after came the loss of  Maurice White,… Read More

Album Review

OF MONTREAL // INNOCENCE REACHES

Classic of Montreal + electronica + relationship failure. Innocence Reaches contains the band’s first completely EDM songs, a new musical foray that is especially significant remembering that Kevin Barnes used to only listen to music from the 1970s and earlier. Coupled with EDM, Innocence Reaches‘ other key element is glammy prog rock in a vein similar to that found… Read More

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The Avalanches // Wildflower

My high school friends and I didn’t know what to expect when we watched the 1981 film Polyester, directed by John Waters. Waters is a master of gross, bizarre, dark comedy, typically taking aim at the depraved denizens of white, suburban, upper-class America. In this particular film, an unfortunate housewife named Francine Fishpaw (played by… Read More

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87 % Piece of the Pie: A Playlist

After every half hour session of grilled bbq meat, cans of beer, and dripping pieces of fruit, all that’s left is the pie. For what it’s worth, the “old fashioned favorite,” is sweet, warm, comfortable, traditional and friggin’ delicious (one of the three things I can ever actually eat at a cookout). Apple, cherry, blueberry,… Read More

Show Review

SHOW SPOTLIGHT: Stay WOC

Arianna Reyes hosts Stay WOC, an R&B/Soul show, focusing on music made by women of color. Over spring break, I sat down with Arianna to talk about her show, underrepresentation, and guilty pleasures.  WRMC: How would you describe your show?  Arianna Reyes: I play music exclusively written, performed, created by women of color. And also… Read More

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UPCOMING CONCERTS: Spring 2016

Welcome to the Spring 2016 edition of WRMC’s concert guide to the Champlain Valley and beyond! Most shows on this list take place at three main Burlington venues – The Monkey House, Signal Kitchen, and Higher Ground, but we’ve also noted a few shows worth going the extra mile (or 200) for.  However, some of the… Read More

Show Review

SHOW SPOTLIGHT: The Other Side of Time

WRMC has well over 200 student DJs each semester, but we also have a few faculty members in our ranks. Among the few and the proud, Bradley Gardener, a teaching fellow in the Geography Department, (known to his listeners as Dr. BG Cooper) hosts the hip-hop radio show The Other Side of Time every week on Tuesday nights…. Read More

Album Review

Julia Brown // An Abundance of Strawberries

I love lo-fi. There’s a certain warm, human charm to a song that sounds like it could have been recorded in a 17-year-old’s bedroom. Imperfections in the recording of a song can give it life and humanity, the way Monet’s imperfect brushstrokes infuse his energy into the reflections of a pond full of water lilies…. Read More

Music

The Top 10 Music Videos of 2015

This past Friday, January 22, WRMC DJs convened in The Mill living room to celebrate the third annual WRMC Video Music Awards Countdown. Continuing the tradition of past countdowns in 2013 and 2014, we asked DJs to vote for their favorite videos of 2015 and compiled a top 10 list based on those votes. Below you’ll find three great… Read More

Album Review

David Bowie // Blackstar

David Bowie’s Blackstar is intricate but desolate, both optimistic and rife with the inevitability of mortality. Sonically, jazz and prog rock electronica prevail. With ample use of saxophone, an instrument he learned to play as a young teenager, Bowie returns to the musical beginnings of his youth. With this final album he also reminds us… Read More

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