Transitory Raging: Up in the ‘Woods’

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October 4, 2012

After sitting at my computer last Friday night watching a video of Bon Iver performing “Woods,‰” I knew I needed to be at the final U.S. show the next day to see it for myself. Twenty-four hours later, I was in New York City, the show was over, and he didn‰'t play “Woods.‰Û It was od...

Five Finger Discountdown: The Top Five Coming Out Songs

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October 4, 2012

On October 11, people around the world will celebrate accepting themselves and proudly living true to who they are in celebration of National Coming Out Day. For me, coming out took a lot longer than a day. Although that approach certainly worked for me, an increasingly large part of me wishes that ...

Local Talent: Shark Week

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October 3, 2012

Spearheaded by Ryan Mitchell, this local talent is something to talk about. Shark Week not only has one of the best band names, but also one of the best sounds in the D.C. area; their hard bluesy, surf sound instantaneously attracts. This D.C. quartet features Ryan Mitchell on vocals and guitar, Eric My...

The Electronic Informer: Hardstyle’s Slow Migration to the U.S.

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October 3, 2012

Electro-house and dubstep producer Zedd played Baltimore’s Soundstage Sept. 22. As one of the prominent, emerging names on the EDM scene, with Madonna and Lady Gaga tours on his r̩sum̩, there is a lot of pressure on Zedd to put on an amazing set every time. It’s certainly a lot of pressure f...

Pop Rocks with Dick and Mick

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October 2, 2012

WVAU’s central purpose is to enjoy and promote music of the independent variety, but that does not mean we cannot recognize a good pop song when we hear one. Pop Rocks is Mike Creedon and Richard Murphy’s honest bi-weekly assessment of some of the biggest songs in America. Maroon 5-On...

The Music Safari: Angus Stone Gives Me Feels

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October 1, 2012

I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of folk music or slow tempo music in general. I like my fast-moving indie-rock and pop I can dance to and pretend I’m a rock star. The only reason why I know Angus Stone is because I lived in Australia for a year and he’s basically a na...

Capital Punishment 2012: Shark Week and Teen Suicide w/Teen Lit

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September 28, 2012

Next Friday, WVAU kicks off our free Capital Punishment concert series with a local/student showcase featuring Shark Week and Teen Suicide with our friends Teen Lit. Join us at 8pm in Kay for our first show of the semester! RSVP on Facebook here. Shark Week Up-and-coming DC four-piece Shark Week play...

Why Cat Power’s ‘Nothin’ But Time’ Means Everything to Me

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September 23, 2012

Chan Marshall, the woman known as Cat Power, is no stranger to personal struggle. Her alcohol abuse, hospitalization, financial ruin and reputation for volatile live performances are infamous. I started listening to Cat Power during the height of my own struggles: I was a senior in high school; “...

Welcome From Your Web Directors!

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September 19, 2012

Hi DJs, we’re your Web Directors! Before we begin posting profiles, mixtapes and all the other fantastic content coming your way this semester, we Web Directors wanted to (re)introduce ourselves. Not only are we dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with columns, news and features on both the ...

Open Mic: Friday, September 7 in Battelle Atrium

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September 5, 2012

WVAU’s first event of the semester is a station tradition: OPEN MIC. From 8-10 p.m. this Friday in Battelle Atrium, we’re hosting a night of singing, dancing, slam poetry, fan fiction readings and any and all bizarre performances you want to share with the world! The entire campus commun...

Welcome Back!

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August 29, 2012

Welcome back to AU! WVAU is gearing up for our biggest and best semester this year at AU. We have a new studio, a new schedule, and new releases ready for your ears! Plus, we have big plans for fall events, from open mics to Capital Punishment shows. This homepage will soon be much more busy as well, with n...

Have a Wonderful Summer!

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May 14, 2012

Hello visitors, Your friendly neighborhood WVAU is on hiatus over the summer. While we won’t be streaming until the fall, we’ll be regularly updating our concert calendar to keep you abreast of music-ish events in lieu of our programming. See you in August! Love, WVAU...

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