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Around the end of February, nothing sounds more intoxicatingly appealing, and yet further away, than a summer thunderstorm. “How Do I Know” by Akron/Family starts with a recording of thunder and some crazy laughter that makes your whole body ache to see the ocean swelling with a storm. Read More »
The Photo Atlas consists of a singer, guitarist, bassist, and drummer hailing from Denver, Colorado. Making generic, dance punk music that has found its niche on video game soundtracks, The Photo Atlas just released their second full length album, Stuck In A Honeytrap.
Buckle your seat belts folks, for the LA punk band, The Bronx, is releasing their brand new album, The Bronx IV, today. This will be their first punk-rock album in five years, after transforming into the band Mariachi El Bronx and recording two albums of the Mariachi-persuasion. Nevertheless, they are making up for their punk-rock drought with this highly anticipated riff-blazing new album.
Whenever people talk about the blues, a line from August Wilson’s play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom comes to my mind. When Ma Rainey, one of the first blues performers to be recorded, explains her melancholy about record producers not understanding the blues, she says, “The blues helps you get out of bed in the morning. You get up knowing you ain’t alone.” I certainly got the impression that ZZ Ward, who performed on campus in Bulldog Alley on November 10th, had a number of mornings where the only thing keeping her strong was the blues. Read More »
So remember the heyday of music television in the late 80s and early 90s when you could flip on MTV and regularly see musical legends like Nirvana and Sonic Youth up on screen? (Okay, so you probably don’t. Let’s face it: we were all too busy teething and learning to walk — but you get it.) Well, this is JUST LIKE THAT, except this time around it’s mtvUand us instead of Kurt Cobain.
It’s that time of year again, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. It’s better than Christmas and Halloween combined, it’s the WGTB Fall Concert! This year we are proud to announce:
“. . . sexy, shimmering electro-pop with plenty of nightclub swagger”- USA Today
Esquire describes her as a “salty blues singer” with a “smoky rasp”. Her debut album made it to #15 on iTunes the day after its release
ZZ Ward is coming to Georgetown. Be sure to come out for one of the biggest concerts that WGTB has hosten in years and be ready to fall in love with the undeniably talented tunes of this fantastic up-and-comer.
This Saturday, November 1oth
Doors open 8:00pm
Tickets are $3 beforehand and $5 at the door
Red Square: 12:00pm-3:00pm Wed-Fri
Lau 2 (outside Midnight): 9:00pm-12:00am Tues-Wed
Outside Leo’s: 11:45am-2:00pm Wed-Fri
MSB: 9:00pm-12:00am Tues-Wed
Check out our awesome promotional video by our very own Brett Treacy, staring the WGTB Exec. Board
Introducing a new feature on The Rotation and on Vox Populi: Remix Your Weekend is your guide to new songs and upcoming concerts in the DC area as well as giving you the highlighted review of the week from The Rotation. This week’s author is David Greek.
October means pumpkins, sweaters, and… midterms. Whether you are cramming formulas and theories into your head or cramming beers down your throat to blow off steam, throw on the playlist of the week and life just might be a little more tolerable. Deadmau5 has a new song about the possibility of being served coffee (something that should excite us all!) and Detroit’s Danny Brown has collaborated with Purity Ring to produce a remix worthy of a study break.