~new student shows of the week~

November 7th, 2013

As you can see by the number of additions to the program guide, this year we have a crazy amount of new student shows. In order to welcome these shows and introduce them to the community, I’ll be featuring few of these awesome programs every week.


Introducing the Monday late-night block! So late that it’s technically Tuesday morning.

Thatcher in the Lye w/ DJ Murray Superior

Tuesdays 1-2 am 

***A lively late-night taste of post-punk’s coming of age. Wow, thanks DJ Murray Superior!!! He also keeps ya up to date on current up-and-coming post-punk. Served ice cold***


Raspberry Rush w/ DJ luketoast

Tuesdays 2-3 am

***Do yourself a favor and stay up to hear an assortment of 90’s emo n punk. DJ luketoast keeps your ears happy with artists like The Get Up Kids and I Hate Myself. Mmmm, toasty***


Make your Monday late-late nights (ehhh, maybe Tuesday early-early mornings) count! Tune in y’all!

-Kathryn, Program Director ’13-14

Dem-Now technical difficulties

November 7th, 2013

Hi everyone,

we are aware that Democracy Now did not stream today. We apologize for the inconvenience. There are technical difficulties on their online streaming port’s end, and we have emailed them for clarification as to the problem. We’ll post an update as soon as we have one. The problem has been erratic recently, so it is certainly possible that the program will play without any problems tomorrow morning.



Solange Concert

November 6th, 2013

A Review in Verse

It was dope dope dope,
Hitting my fave musical tropes.
She played a Dirty Projectors song
Kept me thinkin’ all night long
Solange Knowles, only if we could elope.

Bad poetry, aside. The concert was awesome. Solange had great energy and some pretty sweet dance moves. Much love to VICE and CBS for bringing her. We here at WVKR approve.

Check it- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x7wSlrwKJQ

Stay tuned for some DJ Interviews in the near future and a new music blast from our Music Directors.

Music Office Pick of the Weak

November 6th, 2013

By Rick Golson

(Riley + Nick, New Music Directors)

Our first “pick of the weak” goes to Chance of Rain, the new LP by Michigan-born, New York-based producer Laurel Halo. It’s her second release on Hyperdub, the first being 2012’s Quarantine (named album of the year by The Wire). She’s also released material on Hippos In Tanks and collaborated on FRKWYS 7 with abstract electronic bros James Ferraro, David Borden, Sam Godin, and Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never). But back to the album: Chance of Rain is a raw, dark record of live hardware compositions. Hi-hats jitter and synths pulse over clouds of noise with the occasional disembodied vocal sample. There’s a definite Detroit techno influence: the unrelenting force of Jeff Mills, the outer space synths of Juan Atkins and Terrence Dixon, the twitchy industrial smacks and deep funk bass lines of Omar-S. But this is a different breed of machine music; it feels looser, jazzier, more improvisational and urgent. There’s less funk, more paranoia. And as each throbbing track builds and contracts, you feel Halo thinking, sense her intentions. It’s a terrifying and stimulating ride.