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Boston Calling Makes A Grand Return

Boston Calling Makes A Grand Return

After the Boston Calling lineup reveal, one can only think "What a time to be a Bostonian"! We're taking a dive into this year's set - And here are the artists coming to your city.

Warped Tour 2016? ...More like Warped SNORE 2016

Warped Tour 2016? ...More like Warped SNORE 2016

As some of you may have noticed... the lineup for Vans Warped Tour's 2016 tour has been released. So far, there has been a lot of negative feedback pertaining to some of the bands on the tour because of the many that have been recycled through the tour for years now. Now, don't get me wrong, there are some awesome Warped Tour veterans that are taking part in the tour, but for many of you that live in the Boston area, you will be disappointed to hear that they are not performing on the Mansfield date.

Fazed Out - Making Punk Cool Again

Fazed Out - Making Punk Cool Again

Hope you have all been enjoying your time off for President's Day! We sat down with one of WIRE's newest show hosts, Hailey Mulvey, to hear what her new show "Fazed Out" is all about!

Q: What can we expect to hear on your show?
H: I usually play a general mixture of post-punk and alternative punk music.

Q: What are some of your favorite bands/artists you’ll be playing?
H: Some of my favorite bands/artists that I play are Turnover, Basement, and Title Fight. They all have their own unique style and it adds good variety to the music that I play!

Q: What got you to join WIRE?
H: I had wanted to join WIRE since my first semester but I felt like I didn’t have enough time in my schedule, what really interested me though was the fact that the station was basically run by students. It was super cool to me to think that this station was completely by students, and for students.

Q: Why should we listen to your show?
H: I think that if you’re interested in hearing the underground side of music that you don’t usually hear on the radio, you should listen to my show. I always play a good variety, and try to shine a light on the local scene too. Recently, I’ve been showcasing one local band a week and I hope to start getting people in for interviews soon!

Q: Tell us about a great thing that happened during one of your shows.
H: One great thing that has happened during one of my shows was that, I was on air and I had said something along the lines of “if you have a local band and want to be featured on my show contact me,” and almost immediately after I said that I was getting messages from people I didn’t even know that are in the local scene wanting to be featured. I just thought that was super cool because it was kind of the first time that I realized that people actually do listen to my show and enjoy what they’re hearing!

Q: You’ve had a successful show so far. What’s your secret?
H: I think the secret to having a successful show is asking everyone to listen. Every week I’ll remind my friends what time my show is at and I’ll put up the link on my Facebook and twitter account to try and draw in more listeners, and soon enough I had people I didn’t even know telling me they love my show and what I play on it. And, I know my show is still relatively new, but I think the biggest secret to being successful is staying true to your personal brand, and paying attention to criticism. I know the music I play may not be necessarily liked by enormous amounts of people, but to the people that do like it, it must feel really cool to hear songs they like being played on a big station like WIRE. I try to pay close attention to criticism too, like I’ll ask my friends what they thought of my show and if they say, something like “oh it was great! But… you talked a little too fast, or your music had too big of a gap in between each song, etc.” I’ll try to focus the most on the criticism they gave me during my next show.

Catch Fazed Out every Tuesday at 12:00 Noon!
http://www.wire.wit.edu/listen

Get #Weird with Uncomfortable Sounds

Get #Weird with Uncomfortable Sounds

Happy Monday, everyone! This week's DJ of the Week is Will Reney with Uncomfortable Sounds! We sat down with Will because we wanted to know what exactly was going on during his show. Now you can know, too! Tune in to Uncomfortable Sounds every Tuesday at 5.

Q: What can we expect to hear on Uncomfortable Sounds?

W: You can expect to hear a rotating cast of random nobodies rambling about things like sweat, homeless people, Mountain Dew, and each others' mothers. In terms of music, I play mostly indie rock and hip hop, focusing on newly released albums, as well as some old favorites. I also plan on taking a lot of requests this season, so listen in to hear more about that.

Q: What are some of your favorite bands/artists you’ll be playing?

W: My current favorite bands are Hinds (who recently dropped a spectacular album), Milo/Scallops Hotel (intelligently written rap with a lot of alternative sounding production), and Grizzly Bear (quite possibly the most talented group of musicians in the past ten years).

Q: What got you to join WIRE?

W: For me, WIRE was (and continues to be) a creative outlet in a school which I feel lacks many ways for people to express themselves creatively. I thought it was really cool that I could show people some new music while also giving them something to laugh at. Also, I really like talking to specific people through the speakers in Beatty. The slightly confused look they make every time makes the show worth doing.

Q: Why should we listen to Uncomfortable Sounds?

W: I think Uncomfortable Sounds is great to listen to if you want to feel like you’re a part of something. The people I have on the show are very energetic and you really get a sense of who they are after listening to just one episode. Also, if you listen from the first episode of the first season up until now, you’ll develop favorites and realize that, for the most part, having a purposefully uncomfortable conversation leads to a lot of jokes. Like a lot of them. We still repeat things that were said on the first few episodes even when we are off air.

Q: Tell us about a great thing that happened during one of your shows.

W: The best things that ever happened on the show were the two different times we did karaoke. I believe the first time you can hear WIRE’s own Bachar Al Hady rap along with Drake’s “Energy” in Episode 4 (don’t quote me on these episode numbers). The second time was with myself and a group of friends all trying to sing “Blister in the Sun”. I believe that was episode 5(?). I don’t know, just listen to them all and thank me later.

 

Catch Uncomfortable Sounds Tuesdays at 5 pm. Check out a sneak peek here!



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