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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 Images of mariachi bands and suave Spanish guitars have been replaced by a new generation of young musicians with more international influences.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

General Manager

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

admin

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

General Manager

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

General Manager

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

General Manager

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

General Manager

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...

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 12, 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 11, 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 11, 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...

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