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Overlooked Records of 2012: Lambchop

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December 20, 2012

Lambchop  Mr. M Is it really any surprise that Lambchop has ended up on a list of overlooked records? After all, Mr. M sounds like some bizarre collaboration between Burt Bacharach and your piss-drunk uncle who claims to have invented the earmuffs. Overlooked, indeed. And past first impressions, t...

The Music Safari: Putting French Rockers BB Brunes on the St̩r̩o

Teta Alim

December 17, 2012

As part of la nouvelle rock sc̬ne fran̤aise (“the new French rock scene”), BB Brunes formed in 2005, joining the ranks of what the French media called Les BÌ©bÌ©s Rockers (“Baby Rockers”), marked by their youth, good looks and post-punk influence. Lead singer Adrien Gallo first attem...

Transitory Raging: ‘Music For 18 Musicians’ (and Me)

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December 17, 2012

A lot has been said about “Music For 18 Musicians.‰” Praise of Steve Reich‰'s ingenuity as a composer can be found in bulk, littering the Internet, offering tribute to his brilliant classical revival. His mastery of rhythm, harmony and texture create a colossal soundscape with so much breadth ...

The Music Safari: The BIGBANG Theory

Teta Alim

December 16, 2012

If you wanted to dive into the world of K-Pop and were turned off by PSY‰'s atrocious foray into the music industry (please do not even try to defend “Gangnam Style”), give it a second chance and start off with BIGBANG. While the rest of the world was slowly warming up to the prospect of a bo...

Local Talent: Oddisee

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December 16, 2012

I was first drawn to the music of Oddisee through his uniquely focused album, Traveling Man. This D.C. artist hopes to explain the world through his music, labeling the tracks in this album after different cites he visited while on the road. Oddisee describes his album: “Each track was produced while Oddisee stayed in the city it was titled...

The Music Safari: What About Mexican Indie-Pop with Hello Seahorse!

Teta Alim

December 16, 2012

Hailing from sunny Mexico City, Hello Seahorse! (exclamation point always included) reminds us how globalized this world has become. Images of mariachi bands and suave Spanish guitars have been replaced by a new generation of young musicians with more international influences. Hello Seahorse! formally...

DJ Spotlight of the Week: Dana Gooley

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December 12, 2012

Name of show:åÊSeventh Inning Stretch, Mondays 12-2 p.m.! (Like and follow me on Facebook!) Three words to describe your show:åÊVaried, rambling and cheerful. What can we expect to hear on your show? Sort of like alternative rock like The Black Keys and The Arctic Monkeys, but also folkier sounding stuf...

Staff Favorites for Your Holiday

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December 12, 2012

Happy Holidays from WVAU! This year went by so quickly — and there’s still so much to be thankful for. Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone and folks are heading home for winter break, the WVAU staff wanted to share that overwhelming feeling of thankfulness that comes at this time of year. ...

Capital Punishment: Heavy Breathing & Misun w/BCKWTR

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November 26, 2012

For WVAU’s FREE YEAR-END SHOW, we’re hosting a warped beats-frenzied tripleheader with D.C. acts Heavy Breathing and Misun and AU’s own DJ BCKWTR on Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Kay Basement. After all, this is WVAU’s last Capital Punishment before the Mayan apocalypse turns us all t...

DJ Spotlight of the Week: Sydney Gore & Julia Schroeder

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November 18, 2012

Name of show: Artificial Sweetener, live on Sundays from 9-10 a.m.! (Like and follow us on Facebook.) Three words to describe your show: Bubblegum Teen Angst What can we expect to hear on your show? Julia: Indie alternative rock from past to present, some ’90s grunge, some maybe 1960s rock l...

Local Talent: IT IS RAIN IN MY FACE

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November 18, 2012

Matthew Jones is doing something amazing with his music. First off, who doesn‰'t want to listen to a band with a killer name like IT IS RAIN IN MY FACE? After exploring his musical genius, there has yet to be a track that isn‰'t simply stunning. His melodic voice soars over the layered synths...

Five Finger Discountdown: RuPaul‰’s Top 5 Songs

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November 14, 2012

In just a few years drag queen/author/singer/model/television personality RuPaul has transformed from an underground sensation into an unstoppable force. Due mostly to her popular show “RuPaul‰'s Drag Race‰” on Logo (which AU still doesn‰'t get- SG should get on this), RuPaul has slowly been moving in...

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