Alice Cooper— Alma Mater from the album School's Out

Music at the Library

June 13th, 2017

We have a new Music at the Library session coming your way….. stay tuned for updates later this week.

Anna Pesut in the studio working on our next edition of Music at the Library.

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Rocket by (Sandy) Alex G takes a otherworldly approach to Indie Lo Fi Folk

June 12th, 2017

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Never being exposed to (Sandy) Alex G before this album, I was excited to dive into the sound from this Lo Fi Pennsylvania born songwriter. The album was nothing like I expected after listening to the opening few tracks, but this contrast means the album is never dull keeping you on your toes.

Three prep strums, banjo, and dogs barking is the opening to (Sandy) Alex G’s new album Rocket. The song title Poison Root, and it’s avant Garde strings, lyrics about poisons trees, and becoming wholly omniscient sets an ominous tone for the album to come. Proud is next on up, and it is filled with jangly guitar, and bright piano. Lyrically it seems to explore the feelings of doubt, and not wanting to fail love ones. County graces the 3rd spot, and it starts with a surreal soundscape, that feels Jazzier than earlier tracks. Synth organ, and multi vocal parts liter the mix, and immerse the listener within the vinyet. Lyrically exploring life within the jail system, and misfortune. Bobby is batting clean up 4th, and is back with the banjo, country jangle we’ve heard earlier. Introducing a female vocalist onto the album as well. I feel this is the first true love song of the album, and lyrically is “cute”, but also heartfelt. Ironically possibly Witch is the next track, with a harpsichord to start the mood off, and varied percussive sounds used to drive the sound. Giving into a more psych/indie sound is fresh within the middle of this folk album beginning. Laying vocals into the song as it moves to close, though it seems to end sudden. You’re greeted next to a cacophony of digitally created sounds, claps, clanks, and drones, along with a steady thump from the depths of the mix. The track is entitled Horse. Avant  Garde at its finest. Brick is just as the title implies, it comes through the album like a brick through a glass house. More uses of avant garde house flavors, distant vocals makes this track harshness less overwhelming. Sportstar leads us into space, changing the sound again, using peter frampton esque guitar, and vox. Judge is number 9 on the album, and it feels as heavy as standing in front  of one. Layered vox, eerie high melodies, and droning guitar. The track where the album might get its name sake is sprinkled in at 10, and it is littered with the motif of banjo, country strings, and another place. Powerful Man is my favorite song on the album, and it’s melding of genres, while being some of the finest uses of folk styling on the album. Alina softly graces the ending stages of this album, using hand drummed percussion, and other timekeeping devices to drive this floating sound aloft, and into space. Unlucky 13 is home to Big Fish giving us more of what we’ve been hearing, but rawer, and less symphonic. Bookending at 14, Guilty is back to the jazzy, organ filled style of earlier. Adding more instrumentation, and flavors.

Genre bending, Lo Fi generating, Indie darling (Sandy) Alex G ignites in this album that is 14 tracks with a shared goal of propelling the listener to a different world, and maybe help relax you in the process.

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AVETT BROTHERS TICKET GIVEAWAY (6/14)

June 11th, 2017

Hey Guys, DJ Annie has a special 2 hour show this Wednesday 2-4pm,

 

Tune in or stream at widrfm.org and call for a chance to win tickets to see the Avett Brothers at Wings Event Center on June 16th!

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Music at the Library EP. 2

June 8th, 2017

WIDR AND YBOT 

PRESENT YOU:

This week’s Music at the Library Session, with ADAM STEFFECK

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June 22nd – WIDRAMA at Rupert’s

June 7th, 2017

WIDR FM is hosting a WIDRAMA on June 22nd at Rupert’s Brew House.

Starting at 9pm we have :
the Suburbans
Fishing with Dynamite
Nothing New
& BFF

Stop by Rupert’s, and bring your friends for some great tunes!

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MUSIC AT THE LIBRARY EP. 1

May 25th, 2017

YBOT & WIDR present Music at the Library. The new “Tiny Desk” inspired series showcases WMU music artists performing in a very raw and stripped down environment.

Julia – CJ Wittbold

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BELL’S TICKET GIVEAWAY

May 10th, 2017

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas will be performing at Bell’s Back Room on May 21st

& WIDR just so happens to have a pair of tickets to give away!

Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas’ new albums Telephone/Telefono are due to be released June 23rd. The much anticipated second album of the Detroit group follows 2014’s Secret Evil and months of US touring.

Head to our Facebook and tag your potential guest in the comments for a chance to win!

https://www.facebook.com/WIDRfm/

The winner will be chosen and this contest will end on May 17th at 3pm EST

 

MUST BE 21+ TO ENTER/ATTEND!!!

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Thank you

May 9th, 2017

 

People's Food Co-op of Kalamazoo

 

Thank you to our friends at PFC Markets for supporting Radio Evolution and fresh eating. 

 

The PFC Markets are great way to buy  local and fresh while living in a city.  PFC Markets host cooking classes and more,  check them out online at http://pfckalamazoo.coop/ or visit one of their markets in the Kalamazoo area.

The Kalamazoo farmer’s market is on Saturday morning from 7-2 at at 1204 Bank St., Kalamazoo, 49001 

The Portage farmers market is open on Sunday from 10-2 at the Portage Senior Center 320 Library Lane, Portage, MI 49002 

Once again thank’s to PFC Markets  for keeping WIDR fresh and full.

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WIDR FM Will At Arcadia – May 7th, 2017

May 2nd, 2017

Hey everybody!!!

WIDR is going to have DJs rockin’ out from 7am-1pm on May 7th for the Borgess Marathon!

Come by Arcadia for some awesome jams and to cheer on the participants.

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BELL’S TICKET GIVEAWAY

May 2nd, 2017

Dams of the West (solo project of Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson) will be playing at Bell’s Eccentric Café on May 12th,

and we have a pair of tickets to give away!

Tickets will be given our to one lucky winner on our Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/WIDRfm/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

Share our post with your potential guest’s name for a chance to win! The winner will be chosen on May 8th at 3pm.

YOU MUST BE 21+ TO ENTER/ATTEND

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