Pop with a Capital P: Hooray for the Justin Timberlake Comeback! Right? (Part 1)

Mark Lieberman

March 22, 2013

Justin Timberlake should be annoying. He‰'s been everywhere lately, posting a portentous video announcing his return to music, charming audiences with his slick new single “Suit and Tie,‰” hosting and performing on Saturday Night Live, hamming it up for a week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,...

Kaleidoscope Sound: Breakbot

Paz Monge

March 21, 2013

  I have always considered YouTube one of the best search engines ever. It has allowed me to find hidden musical gems and beautiful videos. On one of my quests, I found one of the most stunning musical videos I‰'ve ever seen; It consisted of a stop-motion with 2,000 aquarelles painted one after...

Special Guest Fax Holiday Stops by WVAU

Brendan Principato

March 20, 2013

Having Pile play in-studio at WVAU was incredible, but their level of skill and musical precision came as no surprise to any of us. The real treat came when Pile asked if they could split the set time with their tour mates, Fax Holiday. There was no problem with each band doing a set but never did I ...

The Undercurrent: A New Find in Old Wounds

Eli Fosl

March 20, 2013

When I was still living in Louisville, KY, there was a record store called “Ear-X-Tacy.‰” Ear-X-Tacy was a landmark not only of independent music, but also of Louisville culture, and it‰'s a shame that it no longer exists. This piece isn‰'t about that, though. About four years ago, while browsi...

Heeldos, Gorilla Love and Red Shirts: Pile Visits WVAU

Cameron Stewart

March 19, 2013

How do I introduce Pile? They‰'ve made their way into my heart quicker than any band in recent memory. They‰'re essentially the cult band of WVAU and it feels like their popularity is only growing. It only makes sense that Pile would be the first band to play in the WVAU studio. After some c...

Track By Track: I‰’m Wide Awake, It‰’s Morning

Jesse Paller

March 19, 2013

In contrast with last week‰'s pick, Radiohead‰'s dark and abstract Amnesiac, Bright Eyes‰'åÊ2005 statement I‰'m Wide Awake, It‰'s Morning is strong in its emotional directness and lyrical brilliance. It embraces a warm folk rock sound with lush arrangements that compliment andåÊbolster quivering ruminat...

Ticket Info: D.C. College Radio Presents Deerhunter at Sixth & I, April 22

General Manager

March 19, 2013

  WVAU, in collaboration with American University’s Student Union Board, Sixth & I Historic Synagouge, WGRW and WMUC, is proud to announce the first-ever D.C. College Radio concert featuring Deerhunter. Opener(s) TBA. — April 22 at 8 p.m. —   100 FREE tickets are availa...

No Cover: Spring Break

Kaylee Dugan

March 11, 2013

We‰'ve all been suffering from midterm madness, but finally everyone is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! What better way to celebrate the end of midterm and the approach of spring break than some super sweet concerts? It‰'s time to break out of the library and into the streets. Monday Billy Thompson (8p....

WVAU Presents: A talk with Steve Lambert, President of Hood Booking

General Manager

March 2, 2013

    WVAU presents Steve Lambert of Hood Booking for the second talk of the semester to discuss concert booking and the business of live music.   — Sunday March 3 at 7 p.m. in Ward 101 —   Steve Lambert is a promoter and venue owner — he’s previously done everything from touring with bands, bo...

Transitory Rage: Under Joanna’s Spell

Brendan Principato

March 1, 2013

It‰'s that time of year again. The approaching comfort of spring teases and hints at winter‰'s cold. Each night, the sun sets a bit later and each day, the world seems a bit brighter, greener and more welcoming. Hyperbolic fairy tale introduction? Yep. Fitting? Still yep. That‰'s because this week‰'s...

Kaleidoscope Sound: Monte

Paz Monge

March 1, 2013

A couple of years ago, during my high school days, I came across a random concert by accident. I was relatively new to my country‰'s music scene, and I had no idea of what to except every time I went to a show. My principal motive of going to this concert was because it was Las Robertas’ la...

The Undercurrent: The Apocalypse Is Stalling…

Eli Fosl

February 27, 2013

Big news has been developing over the course of the few months in the emo music community. It has been officially confirmed that in 2013, we will be hearing some tunes from Their/They‰'re/There, a collaborative group project among Matthew Frank of Loose Lips Sink Ships, Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. a...

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