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RADIOTHON IS HERE!!!!

written by WUVT on March 29, 2015 at 21:54

It's the most wonderful time of the year, WUVT's RADIOTHON IS HERE!!

Radiothon poster That's right, your favorite party of the year starts right now! Radiothon is back and better than ever this Monday, March 30th through Sunday, April 5th, and you're invited to help us celebrate our Big Six Seven.

This semester, we're ramping up WUVT's Presidential Campaign, because let's be honest: who would you rather have running the country? Some well-dressed ol' guy or gal who'll lie to you through gritted teeth? Or the World's Greatest Radio Station that transmits The Truth straight to your earholes at 90.7 megahertz?

Like Kennedy in his Inaugural Address in '61, WUVT comes to you with a simple plea: help us help you.

Last semester, we faced a pressing and grave threat to our transmitability, a problem we couldn't solve on our own. With your support, WUVT saw the most successful Radiothon in its history. This week, the HVAC contractor will be surveying our little shack on Price Mountain, and the new units will be fully installed and operational in the coming weeks. Without you, we'd be in for a long, hot summer. We can never thank you enough for your donations.

Since the fall, our IT team has been hard at work rebuilding the station's digital infrastructure from the ground up, including a scripted automation program, a new track-logging system, an auto-recording show archive, and, most visibly, a much-improved website.

But we aren't planning to stop there. WUVT's growing at a faster pace than ever before and has big plans, so we need your help to keep the momentum going.

Spring 2015 Radiothon: Eternal Summers and Skip Town at Sycamore Deli

written by WUVT on March 29, 2015 at 18:40

hey girl hey

WUVT is committed to bringing you the best in music, and this Radiothon is no exception. The wonderful folks at Eternal Summers are coming back to Blacksburg for a night of glorious debauchery!

Show starts at 10:00pm, $7 cover, 18+ until 11:00pm

THE BANDS:

Eternal Summers - Eternal Summers are a power trio from Roanoke, Virginia. They have done several U.S tours, put out 3 full length albums on Kanine Records, Silver (2010), Correct Behavior (2012) and The Drop Beneath (2014) plus a comp of early work called Dawn of Eternal Summers. Some would describe their sound as minimal pop, noise pop, shoegaze and post punk. Eternal Summers are here for you.

Skip Town: Local outfit consisting of three awesome WUVT DJ's who have been playing together for a while now. Get excited!

New Music Adds - March 24, 2015

written by admin on March 25, 2015 at 14:02

Death Grips

Death Grips - The Powers That B

Label: Third Worlds LLC
Genre: Industrial Hip Hop/Punk
Reviewed by: Steve Ibanez
The polarizing and violent noise mutilators return with a double album; the first disc containing warped Bjork vocal samples and the second taking on a more traditional (if you can call it that) punk feel featuring guitar from Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos. Musically chaotic and bursting at the seams, play this if you don’t give a shit about if your listeners will like it or not.

Mitski

Mitski - Bury Me At Makeout Creek

Label: Don Giovanni
Genre: Punk Pop
Reviewed by: Steve Ibanez
Initially released last year on a limited run through mini label Double Double Whammy, Don Giovanni has swooped in to distribute her work more widely. Mitski’s music would be beautiful bare and acoustic (her voice is enough) but she has the incredible talent of using her arsenal of sounds as a complement to bring it to new creative levels. Grungy guitars sludge along and Halloween-y synths make unexpected appearances. Great songwriter that will continue to gain recognition...

The Skints

The Skints - FM

Label: Easy Star Records
Genre: Reggae/Dub
Reviewed by: Steve Ibanez
We tune into 103.Skints as DJ Mr. Versatile spins these Londoners, who making some authentic sounding reggae music. The best tracks feature vocals from special guests (MC Horseman, Tippa Irie). Bass is phat, the occasional skippity of guitar delay is a nice touch. Groove on.

Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves

Label: Epic
Genre: Indie Rock

Purity Ring

Purity Ring - Another Eternity

Label: 4AD
Genre: Electronic

Pause

Pause - No Small Order

Label: DZK
Genre: Hip Hop

New Music Adds - March 19, 2015

written by admin on March 18, 2015 at 09:10

Tobias Jesso Jr.

Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon

Label: True Panther
Genre: Singer Songwriter/Pop
Reviewed by: Steve Ibanez
What it boils down to is that this dude writes damn good songs. With the majority of the production handled by former Girls member JR White, the instrumentation is crisp, warm, and sounds like he’s playing in your room. This is pop perfection; every chorus is a banger. Paul is definitely a major influence...

Swervedriver

Swervedriver- I Wasn’t Born To Lose You

Label: Cobraside
Genre: Shoegaze / Dream Pop / Alt Rock
Reviewed by: Len Comaratta
First album since 1998! They aren’t as abrasive as their 90s work, but they still have the same fire in their belly.

Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth

Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth - Epicenter

Label: Clean Feed
Genre: Post Bop / Modern Jazz
Reviewed by: Len Comaratta
Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver!! And TWO tenors! Chris Creek and Tony Malaby. So freakin’ good. Follow up to their debut Deluxe. This is a true super group that together creates a cohesive whole, resulting in grand collective statements of driving, ethereal beauty.

Ryley Walker

Ryley Walker - Primrose Green

Label: Dead Oceans
Genre: Folk Jazz Rock
Reviewed by: Steve Ibanez
A sprawling jam of feathery folk rock songs arranged by guitar connoisseur Ryley Walker. Acoustic guitars spindle over piano chords that swirl into psychedelic live jams that reminisce the old classic rock bands they may take influence from. Some nice music to start the spring off with.

Lady Lamb the Beekeepers

Lady Lamb the Beekeepers - After

Label: Mom+Pop
Genre: Folk Rock
Reviewed by: Steve Ibanez
Aly Spaltro aka Lady Lamb layers her gorgeous voice over jangly folk rock songs that also incorporate the bite and bop of surf rock. Very hooky rock music that could be made if you combined Angel Olsen with Wavves. Kinda derivative musically, but her voice brings it to another level.

Will Butler

Will Butler - Policy

Label: Merge
Genre: All sortsa rock
Reviewed by: Steve Ibanez
Brother and bandmate of Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, Will is known for his wild and unceasing energy during his primary band’s shows. Here on his debut solo album, he brings some of that fury into the songs themselves. It’s pretty diverse musically, ranging from bouncy (5), to thrashy (6), to ballad-like (3). His goofy voice reminds me of Violent Femmes.

Twin Shadow

Twin Shadow - Eclipse

Label: Warner Bros.
Genre: Pop/New Wave
Reviewed by: Evan House
George Lewis Jr.’s generic response to his preceding bunch of highly acclaimed works. The grandeur of the perceived soundscape is washed out entirely by flashiness and gaudiness. Although mentionable, catchy moments exist on “Eclipse”, the album appears to be more of a release lacking the necessary supplemental pressure.

Screaming Females

Screaming Females - Rose Mountain

Label: Don Giovanni
Genre: Punk Rock
Reviewed by: Ben Conlon
I heart chick lead singers! A three part band that is well composed. Fast guitars with catchy licks that can get heavy at times and can get your feet tapping if your into that kind of stuff. Marissa Paternoster, ze lead singer & 2012 spin guitarist 77th greatest guitarist of all time has a girthy ;) voice with an inflection style that sort of reminds me of a more masculine sounding Coheed and Cambria lead singer Claudio Sanchez . She probably would be good at singing sea shanty's or funeral dirges but there's no money in that (R.I.P my career). This release sounds a little bit clearer and more polished than previous releases. Also their from the Jerz so they get a big thumbs up from me.

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