Monday, November 22, 2010

30 Days of Dead

The Grateful Dead’s “30 Day’s of Dead began this month, with a free downloadable Dead track every day throughout the month of November. Organized by, the 30 days are great for avid Dead-heads, or for new fans curious why the group has received high accolades, including being listen on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and winning a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

Check out the link below to get a free, never before released download each day in November. Then, get ready to partake in all things Deadhead. Suggestion number one: Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream, and my personal favorite Dead song: Casey Jones.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NY metal band EXEMPTION on BU in the Morning today, 10 am

Hey, do you like metal? Exemption are a sweet metal band from New York. They are on tour celebrating the release of a new record, Public Cemetery. The NY Deli magazine said this about their new record:

The songs are a kaleidoscope of musical styles: thick stoner metal mudslides slam head on into psychedelic landscapes; antehemic pop hooks give way to fiery surf-rock riffs, and crusty blues jams become violent exercises in aggressive funk. The first track “Hyperspiral” is a perfect example of this, moving seamlessly from Mastodon & Torche-esque riffage to euphoric melodies and hooks reminiscent of Rubber Soul.

Following their show Monday night at the Midway in JP, Exemption will be on BU in the Morning today to discuss their new record. Stream it here on their Bandcamp and tune in at 10am!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Senses Fail interview

Whoa! Here's an interview "You Had Me at Nerd" did with Senses Fail. Cool!

Interview with Senses Fail by wtbusa

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WTBU Weekly Charts

Last week's charts! Check em out:

1    MANNERS    Look Into Look Unto    Whitehaus Family Record
3    TOOTH ACHE    Skin [7-Inch]   
4    SMALL BLACK     New Chain    Jagjaguwar
5    SCREAMING FEMALES    Castle Talk    Self-Released
6    GLASSER    Ring    True Panther Sounds
7    DEFIANCE, OHIO    Midwestern Minutes    No Idea
8    MALE BONDING    Nothing Hurts    Sub Pop
9    NEEDY VISIONS    Needy Visions    Bodies Of Water
10    HERBCRAFT    Discovers The Bitter Water Of Agartha   
11    CHEEKY    What The Heck?    Freedom School
12    EARTHQUAKE PARTY    Dishes [EP]   
13    SHELLSHAG    Rumors In Disguise    Don Giovanni
14    WAVVES    King Of The Beach    Fat Possum
15    THERMALS    Personal Life    Kill Rock Stars
16    CLOUD NOTHINGS    Leave You Forever [EP]    True Panther Sounds
17    LIGHT POLLUTION    Apparitions    Car Park
18    PUJOL    Black Rabbit [7-Inch]    Third Man
19    BIG EYES    Big Eyes [EP]   
20    AVEY TARE    Down There    Paw Tracks
21    SWEET BULBS    Cybergaze    Self-Released
22    CHEAP TIME     Fantastic Explanations (And Similar Situations)    In The Red
23    WILD NOTHING    Gemini    Captured Tracks
24    DEERHUNTER    Halcyon Digest    4AD
25    DOM    Sun Bronzed Greek Gods    Burning Mill
26    MARNIE STERN    Marnie Stern (2010)    Kill Rock Stars
27    NO AGE    Everything In Between    Sub Pop
28    ZOLA JESUS    Stridulum    SACRED BONES
29    DEMON'S CLAWS    The Defrosting Of...    In The Red
30    FORGETTERS    Forgetters    Self-Released

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Upcoming Ticket Giveaways

Hey hey, y'all. We at WTBU love music and concerts and fun, but we love it even more when our listeners get to have music and concerts and fun. Keep reading for some info about upcoming promotions, prizes, and giveaways on our shows later this week:

"The Weekly AA Meeting" will be doing two giveaways this Sunday (Noon to 2 PM):
1) A Fearless Friends Tour prize pack with a signed Breathe Carolina poster and signed CD's from Every Avenue, Go Radio and Artist Vs. Poet, courtesy of Fearless Records
2) A pair of tickets to see Say Anything, Motion City Soundtrack and Saves The Day at House of Bl
ues on Monday, Nov. 8

"The Girls At The Rock Show" will also be giving away a pair of tickets to see Say Anything, Motion City Soundtrack and Saves The Day at House of Blues on Monday, Nov. 8 on their show, which airs Saturday from 10AM to Noon.

Thanks for listening, and good luck winning those tickets!

So, "Schist that Rocks" has an interview with...

documentarian Robert Patton-Spruill! Tune in on Tuesday, the 16th, from 2-4PM!

From BU's Film & Television Department:

"Ex-BU film students, Patton-Spruill as director, Marino as producer, have made many features and documentaries, starting with the Sundance hit, Squeeze (1997), and including Welcome to the Terrordome, starring the rap group, Public Enemy. Their newest film, Do It Again, is also their funniest, a quixotic real-life quest of Geoff Edgers, Boston Globe columnist and amateur guitarist, to reunite (mostly against their will) the fractious, dysfunctional, but genius 1960s rock group, the Kinks. With Sting, Zooey Deschannel, and other surprise guests."

Monday, November 1, 2010

Beat's Antique concert review

A romantic, misty mood set the scene on October 22nd when Beats Antique took the stage at our beloved Harpers Ferry. Beginning with hit “Beauty Beats,” off their album Collide, Beats Antique got the crowd sweating from the second they stepped on stage. While David Satori and Tommy Cappel jammed on the keyboards, drums, guitar, etc., Zoe Jakes set the pace of the show with her percussion skills and bellydancing routine. Although Zoe usually entertains the audience throughout the Beats Antique’s entire show, she danced during only a fraction of the songs.

While disappointing, it was understandable due to rumors that she was under the weather during the band’s Boston tour date. When Zoe did dance, she was exquisite—her movements put the audience in a trance, making them move along with her, not being able to stop until the song had ended.

Beat’s Antique played a two-hour set that seemed to capture the crowd’s attention. The dance floor was packed and audience members were seriously grooving to the electric beats. However, I did notice that people started leaving only an hour into the show—maybe due to the fact that Beats Antique did not begin playing until after midnight.

I would definitely recommend Beat’s Antique to anyone who craves spirituality in his or her music. A Beat’s Antique show will take you on a magical journey through an African desert, or a Middle Eastern wedding, and will end up wowing you with the incorporation of jazz and hip hop. The band release their third EP, Blind Threshold, in September. Check it out on their myspace: