Rock Bottom Radio’s top albums of 2014

Tweens at the Barbary
Tweens at the Barbary in Philly

Rock Bottom Radio is Shannen Gaffney. She is WKDU’s PR director and will host two radio programs beginning January 2015.

Continue reading “Rock Bottom Radio’s top albums of 2014”

Advertisements

Not To Miss @ CMJ 2014

The CMJ marathon starts today! If you’re as confused as we are about how you’re going to make time for all the great artists this year, consult our list of artists we’re most excited for below. Will we see you there?

So many bands, so little time.
So many bands, so little time.

Repping Cheeseteaks: The PHILADELPHIA CREW
(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

AMANDA X
amanda
 Moody post-punk from Siltbreeze Records
Catch their set:
Tuesday @ Cameo Gallery, Saturday @ Knitting Factory

DARK BLUE
blue
– Punk from members of Ceremony, Paint It Black, and Purling Hiss
Catch their set:
Sunday @ Rough Trade

BEACH SLANG

Alt-rock straight out of 1995 from Tiny Engines Records
Catch their set:  Saturday @ Baby’s All Right

PURLING HISS
PurlingHiss
–Lyrically poignant punk from Drag City Records
Catch their set: Thursday @ Cake Shop, Friday @ Baby’s All Right


BANDS FROM EVERYWHERE ELSE
(〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜


TWEENS

– Cincinnati trash pop trio singin’ about boredom, love, and weed. Listen our live session with them here.

Catch their set: Wednesday @ (the soon-closing) Death By Audio, Thursday and Friday @ Baby’s All Right

DUSKY
Dusky
– British house/techno duo
Catch their set: Thursday @ Verboten

MATTHEW DEAR
mdear
– 
Experimental dance pop from Ghostly International
Catch his set: Saturday @ Verboten

ONLY REAL

onlylex1
– Shoegazy rap from West London
Catch his set: Thursday @ Brooklyn Bazaar;
Thursday @ Rough Trade

FRANKIE COSMOS
mutualbenefit-21
– Fun and sentimental twee pop from NYC
Catch her set: Friday @ Brooklyn Bazaar


VULTURE SHIT
vs
– Brooklyn sludge punks
Catch their set: Thursday @ Shea Stadium


SLOWDIVE

slow
–Eighties British shoegaze pioneers return after 20 years of silence
Catch their set: (Sold out!) Thursday @ Terminal 5


THE WYTCHES
wytches
– Psych punk from the UK

Catch their set: Wednesday @ (the soon-closing) Glasslands; Thursday @ Baby’s All RightFriday @ Baby’s All Right

OBN IIIS
obn-IIIs
–Garage punk from Austin
Catch their set: Thursday @ Baby’s All Right;
Friday @ Cake Shop


PANEL AND SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS

TODAY:
Ripping off the Band-Aid: Why Feminism Matters in the Music Industry

WEDNESDAY:
The Color of Noise: Amphetamine Reptile Records Documentary with Q&A from director Eric Robel and Haze XXL

THURSDAY:
All Through A Life: Emo’s Revival

& of course, the College Radio Awards!
– Among the nominees for Station of the Year, Promoter of the Year and Best Taste in Music lies Best Community Resource. Check out what we’ve recently done for the Philadelphia community here and vote WKDU!

FRIDAY:
Beautiful Noise: Documentary screening and Q&A with Nick Chaplin and Simon Scott of Slowdive

See you in New York!
dog

Top Played Artists 5/19-5/23

1 MAC DEMARCO: Salad Days
2 CLOUD NOTHINGS: Here And Nowhere Else
3 TWEENS: Tweens
4 MENZINGERS: Rented World
5 GUIDED BY VOICES: Cool Planet
6 WYE OAK: Shriek
7 ST. VINCENT: St. Vincent
8 CHAD VANGAALEN: Shrink Dust
9 PINK MOUNTAINTOPS: Get Back
10 THEE OH SEES: Drop
11 ONLY REAL: Cadillac Girl [EP]
12 CHEAP GIRLS: Famous Graves
13 DAMON ALBARN: Everyday Robots
14 CHET FAKER: Built On Glass
15 JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD: Make My Head Sing
16 S. CAREY: Range Of Light
17 MO: No Mythologies To Follow
18 SYLVAN ESSO: Sylvan Esso
19 CHEATAHS: Cheatahs
20 BLEEDING RAINBOW: Interrupt
21 CHROMEO: White Women
22 BLACK LIPS: Underneath The Rainbow
23 SEAHAVEN: Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only
24 LIARS: Mess
25 TUNE-YARDS: Nikki Nack
26 KISHI BASHI: Lightght
27 TYCHO: Awake
28 AVA LUNA: Electric Balloon
29 PROTOMARTYR: Under Color Of Official Right
30 OWLS: Two

Top Played Artists 5/12-5/19

1 FUTURE ISLANDS: Singles
2 MAC DEMARCO: Salad Days
3 AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS: Enter The Slasher House
4 CLOUD NOTHINGS: Here And Nowhere Else
5 TWEENS: Tweens
6 WYE OAK: Shriek
7 CHET FAKER: Built On Glass
8 PINK MOUNTAINTOPS: Get Back
9 ST. VINCENT: St. Vincent
10 THEE OH SEES: Drop
11 ONLY REAL: Cadillac Girl [EP]
12 MENZINGERS: Rented World
13 DAMON ALBARN: Everyday Robots
14 BLEEDING RAINBOW: Interrupt
15 S. CAREY: Range Of Light
16 JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD: Make My Head Sing
17 Mø: No Mythologies To Follow
18 TACOCAT: NVM
19 CHEATAHS: Cheatahs
20 CHEAP GIRLS: Famous Graves
21 CHROMEO: White Women
22 BLACK LIPS: Underneath The Rainbow
23 SEAHAVEN: Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only
24 LIARS: Mess
25 SYLVAN ESSO: Sylvan Esso
26 CHAD VANGAALEN: Shrink Dust
27 TYCHO: Awake
28 AVA LUNA: Electric Balloon
29 PROTOMARTYR: Under Color Of Official Right
30 OWLS: Two