new danny brown track switches up the pace and brings things down for a smooth enchanting two minutes and fifty two seconds. if you’re listening and thinking “is this really his voice?”. yes, it is his voice.
This new cut from Dinosaur Jr.’s forthcoming LP I Bet On Sky is a slower, more downtrodden affair than their earlier, more aggressive material. That doesn’t mean this isn’t a jam, though. I’m honestly kind of blanking on what else to say. If you haven’t listened to Dinosaur Jr. what are you doing? Remedy that right now.
Also don’t forget to come to WQAQ’s involvement fair today at 4pm until 6pm!
Frank Ocean - Super Rich Kids (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt)
It’s kind of old hat now, but regardless: this new Frank Ocean is fire. Everything everyone is saying is right. This album rules. This song rules. The production is amazing. The guest feature is quickly becoming one of my favorite things Earl has done and it is definitely the best thing he’s done since his return. If you haven’t listened to channel ORANGE yet, get on that. I suspect we’ll be spinning this heavily come fall.
Here at WQAQ, we love music so obviously we love The Replacements. One of our friends had a chance to work on the Replacements centric film “Color Me Obsessed” last summer and there’s a screening of the film in New Haven. Check it:
After a packed screening at Yale last fall, COLOR ME OBSESSED, A FILM ABOUT THE REPLACEMENTS, comes back to New Haven in what many would feel is a more appropriate venue for a film about the most notorious rock band of all time. You can drink, you can scream at the film, you can relive their infamous Grotto show. Hell, it’s Cafe 9. It’s going to be a rockin’ good time.
And following right after:
THE REPLACEMENTS STINK AND SO DO WE !!! Will be performing after the viewing of “Color Me Obsessed” Featuring Ed Valauskas, Jim Balga, Dean Falcone & MANY Special guests. They will ham-fist (sorry to all the vegetarians) their way through The Replacements catalog and make you want to go home and listen to the real thing.
In an effort not to clog your News & Twitter feeds, here’s the remainder of the 2011-2012 WQAQ Superlative Winners! Thanks to Tom and Gerry, and Scotty, for helping me with these earlier today!
This year at WQAQ has been so much fun, and I’ve had a blast getting to know our management and staff members. They’re the reason everyone was crying at our last staff meeting yesterday, the reason our events were so successful this year, and the reason there are never enough chairs in the station.
You may remember back in February WQAQ hosted a small show in the Cafe with The Guru and Fridge and the Spin$. Well recently, besides dropping the dollar sign off their name (a decision I can’t say I fully support), Fridge and the Spins have released their first full length. It’s full of synth pop/rock goodness and includes many of the songs they played at QU in February including many new ones! So check it out! It’s FREE! It’s AWESOME.
Recommended Tracks: Bom Dizzy, Night Like Fire, God in Good Times (my all time favorite Spins track), Sarah Belle
Ever since finding out about Single Mothers over spring break I find myself unable to stop listening to them. My love for the Hold Steady should be well known at this point; Single Mothers is essentially an hardcore version of The Hold Steady sent from an alternate universe where the consequence of not rocking is death. Make sense? It probably doesn’t until you listen to it. Which you totally should.
Because we’ve had one fabulous college radio week.
First of all, thanks again to everyone who came out to Festapalooza last Friday! It was one of the best events WQAQ has hosted in recent history, and featured crowd surfing, beach balls, dancing, broken glasses, and first-pumping. It was magical. Not in a romantic way. But definitely in a college radio/punk rock sort of way. (Thanks also to our staff members who helped set up, and stayed to clean up until 1:30am.)
On Saturday, WQAQ management & staff members attended the first annual (?!) student media banquet. General Manager Kyle Murphy impressed everyone with a heart-warming speech, announced that Music Director Benjamin Goodheart had won the election for next year’s GM, and honored other managers with prestigious awards. I won “Most Hummus Consumed in the WQAQ Office.”
(Photo Credit: Trish Hibner)
Throughout the week our managers hosted info sessions on their positions for staff members who are running for management next year. So far we’ve got an awesome group of contenders. General staff: you don’t want to miss next week’s meeting!
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July 10th 2010 may have been the first truly beautiful day of my life. If the previous March was the watershed month that set my life on the course that it’s been on for the past two years, then July 10th was the first real manifestation of that change. That night, Titus Andronicus played a…
Replay Records on Whitney Ave in Hamden will be having a midnight opening for Record Store Day (4/21)!
Replay will be open for one hour, starting at 12am. …What? Does that make this the first place in CT where you can buy these releases? YUP. Their final list will be available tomorrow night @ replayrecordsct.com.
If you absolutely can’t make it to the midnight opening because you break your leg or your car gets stolen, they’ll be open normal hours on Saturday from 10am-5pm.
Too many exclamation marks? I disagree! Personally, I don’t think there could be enough as BTMI is going to perform at WQAQ’s #FESTAPALOOZA this Friday! Also on the bill are TITUS ANDRONICUS, THE FRONT BOTTOMS, THE GURU, GREAT CEASAR, and THE MIDNIGHTERS! It’s free for QU students and $5 bucks for everyone else. There will be free food, a guitar give away, and free FROYO! Doors are at 5:30; we’ll see you there! That’s a lot of exclamation marks.
Currently listening to 98.1 WQAQ via itunes. It’s still beautiful. Get it here if you haven’t already!
Now you have no reason not to check out our awesome lineup of Thursday night shows.
6pm-7pm: Bobcat Sportscast
7pm-8pm: Sports Talk with Small & Tall
8pm-10pm: The Inferno
10pm-11pm: The Time Machine
11pm-12am: The Night Before
12am-1am: Rocking & Ranting
I don’t even follow professional or college sports (sans baseball) and I enjoy these two sports shows. And The Time Machine with our DJ Dylan Pollack is always super fun. He puts a lot of thought into his show so check it out!
Titus Andronicus - Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape With The Flood of Detritus
Hey all! Your FESTAPALOOZA headliner’s released a new single a few weeks back, and it’s a killer. Judging from this song and their new ones they played live, Titus Andronicus is delving into some weird experimental punk trip. I couldn’t be more excited. Check it out, and then see them on APRIL 20th at FESTAPALOOZA.
It’s our second week back from spring break, and WQAQ couldn’t be more ready for the remainder of the spring semester! In addition to our upcoming spring concert on April 20 featuring Titus Andronicus, we’re excited to be a part of Quinnipiac’s 3rd annual Big Event.
The Big Event started in 1982 at Texas A&M University as a way for college students to give back to their surrounding communities. It became a Quinnipiac tradition in spring 2010. Students are divided into teams and sent to various locations, ranging from food banks to local schools to public parks and everything in-between, and complete one day of service.
Last year WQAQ had a team of 20 and we spent the day cleaning up Edgarton Park in New Haven. We gave back and had a ton of fun in the process! If you’re a student at QU and weren’t able to sign up this year, I highly recommend being part of a team next spring!
live at the Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ 3/4/2012, recorded by Tommy R the soundman
3. Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape with the Flood of Detritus
from the forthcoming split seven inch single with Diarrhea Planet, recorded…
HEY GUYS. Titus Andronicus (our headliner for FESTAPALOOZA on 4/20) has just released a free download for their mixtape featuring covers, first recordings, demos, and live performances. And again, IT’S FREE. Take a listen!
We’re having some technical difficulties with the stream and the encoding software. We’re working as hard as we can to get everything all fixed up so you can keep tuning in. Until then, tune your radio dial to 98.1 fm in the Hamden/Wallingford area. We apologize for the inconvenience!
Thank you to everyone who came out to Battle of the Bands last night! Between the rock bands, solo acoustic artists, rap artists, and even a performance during intermission by Quinnipiac’s new a cappella group, there was really something for everyone to enjoy. Congrats to all the winners, including The Midnighters who will be opening for our Spring Concert on April 20th. Woo Hü!
For those of you who weren’t able to make it out, don’t forget to Snag Your Swag! Stop by the station (SC203) to pimp out your eyes with approximately the raddest eyewear in the western hemisphere. You’ll never want to stop rocking them. Ever. Even during cloudy Sundays spent studying for midterms in your apartment.