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Pop with a Capital P: There’s Something About Bieber

General Manager

November 14, 2012

“I think, therefore I am.‰” ‰ÛÒ Descartes “Swaggy.‰” ‰ÛÒ Justin Bieber Justin Bieber is the ultimate example of a modern pop star. Having ascended to superstardom through a combination of viral videos, Internet buzz, celebrity endorsements, strategic marketing, hilarious memes, lusci...

DJ Spotlight of the Week: Miss DJDJ

General Manager

November 13, 2012

Name of show: Hot Chocolate with Pink Marshmallows on Saturdays 10-11 a.m.! Three words to describe your show: For your chakras… What can we expect to hear on your show? The beauty of “Hot Chocolate with Pink Marshmallows “ is the unpredictability of the music flow. I am inspired by ...

The Music Safari: Kimbra’s Version of Pop

Teta Alim

November 12, 2012

Initially known as “the girl on that Gotye song,” Kimbra has now made a name for herself following a wildly successful debut album that has been certified platinum in her native New Zealand and Australia and headlined an Australian and North American tour. In fact, she was in D.C. a few weeks ag...

Shouting at the Void: Pile

Jesse Paller

November 12, 2012

I discovered Pile at CMJ and became a rabid fan in the space of a week or two. On Thursday night they played at an odd Ethiopian bar in D.C. and my roommate and I naturally followed. Something about this band causes me to ring with a resonant frequency; like a glass when the right note is hit, I...

Local Talent: Fort Knox Five

General Manager

November 12, 2012

DJing is often associated with hip-hop and dance music, but the D.C. based Fort Knox Five are a different kind of DJ group. They mix funk, reggae and of course some hip-hop elements to create a unique and captivating sound. Fort Knox Five started in 2003 when, ironically only four people, Steve...

Your Favorite Band’s Favorite Band: Little Richard & David Bowie

General Manager

November 8, 2012

I never liked Elvis because I was misguided into believing that he was credited with making traditionally known “black‰” music popular to a wider range of audience. I used to believe that he stole something that did not belong to him and then catapulted himself to be forever immortalized into the...

Feedback: Gossamer Year

General Manager

November 8, 2012

I discovered Passion Pit‰'s song “Take a Walk‰” about a week ago, and ever since I cannot go a day without giving it another listen. All of Passion Pit‰'s new album Gossamer has me enthralled in an odd way. I do not usually listen to bands like Passion Pit. Sure, I‰'ve relished in MGMT‰'s vibrant...

Capital Punishment: Fang Island and Eternal Summers w/Sun Club

General Manager

November 6, 2012

As part of the WVAU Capital Punishment free concert series, we’re hosting an evening with Fang Island and Eternal Summers on Friday, Nov. 9 in the SIS Founders Room. Tickets are FREE with an AU student ID. Come, bring your friends and revel with us in one of the raddest shows in WVAU history. Fang...

Five Finger Discountdown: Top Five Less-Famous Singing Siblings

General Manager

November 2, 2012

Not all siblings are created equal. Just ask La Toya Jackson. Sometimes the talent just isn‰'t evenly distributed in the family. Then again, sometimes it is; sometimes it‰'s only the fame that has been unevenly distributed. This week, I‰'m highlighting the top five lesser-known singing siblings. In...

Pop Rocks with Dick and Mick Vol. 2: Electric Boogaloo

General Manager

October 29, 2012

Taylor Swift-“Red” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZW8QNIiu1A Dick: Over the years, I’ve become more and more accepting of Taylor Swifts style of pop-country that, while not being the most unique thing in the world, is always distinctly hers, which is exactly why this song is a bit dis...

Local Talent: The Pietasters

General Manager

October 28, 2012

Once I decided to come to D.C. for college, I recognized one of the perks was the local music scene, specifically the ska scene. The D.C. ska scene jumped off in the early 1990‰'s with bands such as The Checkered Cabs, Boy O Boy, The Skunks and of course The Pietasters. Concerts at George Washi...

The Music Safari: Cro Has Serious Flow

Teta Alim

October 24, 2012

Behind an eerie panda mask hides Cro, a young German rapper who writes and produces all of his music. He calls his genre “raop,” a portmanteau of the words “rap‰” and “pop.” He self-released two mixtapes in 2009 and 2011 before he was finally signed by Stuttgart-based indie label Ch...

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