Monthly Archives: May 2013

Essential Albums: The Pixies- Doolittle

I was to young to experience 90’s college rock as it was occurring, but in hindsight it’s easy to see that a new alternative rock sound emerged with bands like The Pixies, Pavement, Built to Spill, Archers of Loaf, The … Continue reading

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DJ Survey: What’s Your Favorite Long Song?

On the radio playing a long track can be a death sentence to your listenership, but there are still those tracks that are so great that they need to be played either way. This time we checked in with our … Continue reading

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Essential Albums: The Unicorns- Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?

Alternative music usually just receives the label because the songs are aimed at to narrow of an audience for the mainstream radio to play. This isn’t meant as a slight towards the genre, which is basically the only thing I … Continue reading

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Yazen Hits Up: Skate and Surf Festival at Six Flags Great Adventure (5/18/13)

Skate & Surf Festival made its return this spring after John D, the founder of The Bamboozle Festival, announced that Bamboozle wouldn’t be making a return in 2013. When the details about Skate & Surf were announced, the main attraction … Continue reading

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((SHOW REVIEW)) THE BABIES, Party Boat, & Birthdays at Valentine’s 5/3/13

It was one of the first days of spring — white flowers were blooming hard all over Albany and people were driving by with open windows spilling music on to the streets. At the time of this writing, Albany Medical … Continue reading

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Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

“In a world dominated by Avicci and David Guetta, Daft Punk steps in once again to show us what we need to be hearing” NOTE: This album releases worldwide May 20th. Turn it off. Turn off the mindset of all … Continue reading

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Essential Albums: The Magnetic Fields- 69 Love Songs

Quick Band Bio: The Magnetic Fields are a Boston band that formed in 1988 and released their first album Distant Plastic Trees in 1991. They became known for their use of unusual instrumentation in pop songs, frequent inclusion of synthesizers, and … Continue reading

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DJ Survey: What’s Your Favorite Summer Album

We’re in Finals week here at SUNY Albany, and with summer approaching we decided to check in with our DJs before they bolted to see which albums they think they’ll be playing during the upcoming months! DJ Milky [Alt-Rock]- “DJ Milky’s … Continue reading

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Creative Writing at WCDB

This segment is going to give our DJs a chance to post their creative writing on the blog. The only qualifiers for submissions were that the work had to be under 250 words and could be done in any format. … Continue reading

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Essential Albums: The Flaming Lips- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Quick Band Bio: The Flaming Lips are a psychedelic rock and pop group from Oklahoma. When the group originally formed in 1983 it consisted of Wayne Coyne, Michael Ivins and Mark Coyne, the original lead vocalist before he left the … Continue reading

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