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Information Session Tonight

Hey everybody!

Are you interested in listening to CDs before they even hit stores from artists such as Vampire Weekend, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and The Civil Wars? Do you love the sound of your own voice and think others should hear it on the radio? Have you dreamed of expressing your musical tastes on the radio?

WUSO 89.1 FM is having an info session tonight from 8 – 9 pm in Shouvlin 105. Don’t worry if you don’t know exactly what you want to do with WUSO just yet – that is what this meeting is for! WUSO’s executive board will be there to introduce you to all of the aspects of Wittenberg University’s radio station, answer your questions, and get your input of what you would like to hear on the station. We might even be giving you some WUSO swag!

Everyone is welcome to come! If you are a student, faculty member, staff member, or just a member of the Clark County community, you are encouraged to come to the meeting! We want to get input, radio show submissions, and CD reviews from everyone! We hope to see you there!

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Welcome back!!!

Welcome everyone to another fantastic year at Wittenberg from WUSO 89.1 FM, the berg, your student-run radio station! I’m Melanie Ellis, WUSO’s Webmaster! Our executive board is so excited to see returning students and meet incoming students, so we decided to host a live broadcast to provide the soundtrack for your move in!

We have an awesome morning planned for you guys! Members of our executive board will be DJing while you guys are all moving in, from 7:30 am till 12 pm. To learn more about these awesome people, check out our staff page at http://www.wuso.org/wuso-staff/

We’ll be doing giveaways, throwing you guys some sunglasses, cups, water pouches, and our coveted shirts from Wittfest 2014 (ask any upperclassman – we ! Listen to 89.1 FM to find out how to get this awesome swag!

There will also be a few visitors today – some of our incredible faculty and staff members are joining us on the air! We’ll be interviewing them this morning, so tune in to get the scoop about these people before you meet them!

To our returning students, welcome back to campus! To our new students, welcome to the best school you ever did see!

{Awayland} by The Villagers

The villagers released their sophomore album, {Awayland}, following the similar soothing, neutral sounds of their debut album, Becoming a Jackal, seemed to perfect.

Here’s what Carrie had to say: Relaxing album, orchestral elements mixed with electronics. Awayland is atmospheric, no lyrics.

Mixes well with: Youth Lagoon, Patrick Watson, Fleet Foxes, Great Lake Swimmers

Here’s a little taste:

“Nothing Arrived” by The Villagers

New Music!

Enjoy relaxing at home on a lazy Sunday with some new music from Dog & Panther!

Dog and Panther releases their second full-length album Our Bodies in February 2013,  following their 2010 release What Happened.  The beautifully crafted melodies along with calming vocals are easy on the ears and warming to the heart.

“Home” by Dog & Panther

 

Wittfest 2013

On April 27, Wittenberg held it’s annual end of the year music festival, Wittfest.  During this event student, local and well-known bands perform for a day filled with great music.

While live broadcasting for the first time since the flood WUSO execs had the opportunity to interview members of headlining bands, Jared Mahone, Reptar and White Panda before they went on stage!

Interview WUSO

Jared Mahone WUSO
Jared Mahone

Reptar Interview
Reptar

 White Panda WUSO
White Panda

CMJ Music Marathon, Update #2

Wednesday evening found WUSO exec staff taking to the streets of Manhattan again, dividing and conquering.  Collectively we saw eight different acts at six different venues, including Dignan Porch, The Jezabels, Lady Starlight, Hey Rosetta!, Elephant Stone, Daughter, Robert DeLong, and Local Natives.

Thursday is College Day at CMJ Music Marathon!  The day consists of panels and discussion specific to college radio and how to overcome the problems that every college radio station faces.  Some of the topics covered by the panels included stations and their relationships with communities, the responsibilities and issues accompanying the role of music director, and running a station as efficiently and effectively as possible.

 

CMJ Music Marathon 2012, Update #1

We left early Tuesday morning to attend the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.   The venue Le Poisson Rouge hosted a College Radio Mixer immediately followed by a New Zealand showcase that featured bands TOM LARK, Lawrence Arabia, and Die! Die! Die!.  Solo musician Teen Daze  offered an electronic performance that inspired dancing in Pianos’ intimate showroom.  The Marlin Room at Webster Hall’s final performance of the night featured Delicate Steve, a mainly instrumental band packed with boisterous energy and a wide selection of unpredictable yet captivating styles.

The mornings are filled with a variety of panel discussions that feature professionals of the music business.  Among these we attended a number of instructional panels that covered topics such as the future of music business education, one-on-one conversations with professionals, the direction of the Cloud, Digital Rights Management, elements of digital recording, and compositional methods for the modern media.

We are looking forward to shows by the Local Natives tonight, as well as a showcase of Canadian musicians, but mostly excited to discover new acts.

Until tomorrow’s update, here are some pictures from last night:

Super Bowl Music Review

For this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, the Black Eyed Peas’ wishy-washy hip-hop show brought about change of pace from the anthemic classic rock of the football game’s last 6 years. This performance, along with a bumpy game-opening rendition of the US national anthem from Christina Aguilera, made up a lackluster night of music for the normally majestic event.

Overall, the Black Eyed Peas seemed more focused on the show’s visual effects than on their performance. As the group members emerged from the ceiling to the opening bars of their 2009 hit “I Gotta Feeling,” elaborate, Tron-like glow costumes and stage pieces were revealed. The music, however, was not so dazzling: the instruments were much too quiet, will.i.am’s vocals were soaked in Auto-Tune processing, and the volume on Fergie’s microphone was late at the beginning of her first solo.

The group progressed from “I Gotta Feeling” into an abridged version of 2009’s “Boom Boom Pow,” which contained the only solo vocal contributions of the night from group members apl.de.ap and Taboo. Adding to the visual effects on the stage, light-laden dancers on the football field created various shapes using their costumes, a procedure that would continue in various forms for the remainder of the show.

After several more Peas hits and guest spots from ex-Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist Slash (the Fergie-led rendition of “Sweet Child O’ Mine”) and Usher (his hit “OMG,” edited here to “Oh my gosh”), the group tore through recent hit “The Time,” which unfolded into a finale reprise of “I Gotta Feeling.”
Ultimately, the Peas’ hip-hop did not hold up as well as previous acts such as Prince, the Who, or Bruce Springsteen. The guest stars were understated, and Fergie’s singing often seemed to break into a shout. This was perhaps to compensate for the lack of choreography in the band’s set: the Peas seemed to be standing and yelling at the audience for nearly the entire 13-minute show.

The weak halftime show was augmented by a painful opening performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Christina Aguilera. During the song’s performance, Aguilera confused several lines in the song, mixing up the line “O’er the ramparts we watched” and accidentally repeating the line “At the twilight’s last gleaming.”
The Black Eyed Peas are the first hip-hop group to perform at the Super Bowl since the Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Halftime Show, (which also featured Nelly, Justin Timberlake, Kid Rock, and P. Diddy). Although the Peas did nothing to upset the FCC with this performance, they did not live up to the legacy created by the acts of the past few years, and hopefully next year will bring a return to the rock bands of yesteryear.