Thursday December 1st WIDR is having their first Kiva session of the semester with Kalamazoo’s very own Saxsquash & The Bridge Band! The Kiva room is adjacent to the WIDR studio in the basement of the Faunce Student Services building. Come bring yourself and some friends down to the Faunce Building on December 1st for some rockin’ tunes.
This is a great opportunity to dive into the DIT community inside WMU. Help make our show great! You can check out some of their stuff here!
Homegrown in Kalamazoo, Performers Workshop
hosted by singer/songwriter, Kaitlin Rose
Old Dog Tavern
every Thursday night from 8pm-11pm (21+ after 9)
Free of charge!
- This workshop is aimed at helping musicians take their act to the next level.
- Group participation is strongly encouraged.
- Kaitlin takes notes on each performers and participants workshop together once during the intermission and again at the end of the night.
- We’re all about providing constructive feedback, sharing where
we think artists can grow as well as complimenting them on what they do well!
If anyone is interested! It’s worth checking out!
CALLING ALL LOCAL BANDS
WIDR FM is Proud to Announce That we Will be Hosting our First Annual Battle of the Bands Competition, and we Need You!
We are opening for submissions from November 12th-December 16th.
Each band is asked to fill out an online application, and submit 2-3 song recordings along with a band photo.
If you are interested, and want to find more information about how you can get involved, head to our new Battle of the Bands 2017 tab!
Rock On Kalamazoo!
PS: Don’t forget to check out our events on Facebook.com/widrfm
You can come out to Rupert’s Brew House on Thursday Oct. 27th to get spooky. The doors open at 8 pm and the show starts at 9 pm. There is a costume contest with WIDR prizes to win, the costume theme is battle of the bands. There will also be some awesome bands to listen to and enjoy!
The Cantaloupes (Kzoo)- https://thecantaloupes.bandcamp.com/
The Hemingers (Coldwater)- https://thehemingers.bandcamp.com/
Ghost Bunnies (Kzoo)- https://theghostbunnies.bandcamp.com/
There is also WIDR merch to give away and sell. This is not a show to miss out on! Hope to see you there!
Check out some local music this Friday the 16th at Shakespeare’s Lower Level for our WIDRAMA!
Pets, Last Gasp Collective, Vines and True F.O will be playing.
Check out the FB event page for more details:
Pedal Bicycle for supporting the station for another year. You can discover the spin within at http://pedalbicycle.com/ or visit them at 611 West Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or at 185 Romence Rd Portage, MI 490252
Looking for something to do August 5th-7th? Fat Guy Fest just might be your bag.
Check out https://www.facebook.com/events/1033467436689821/ for more details!
Two of our WIDR members will be embarking upon a journey from July 21st-July 24th to Ontario, Canada to see an eclectic mix of marvelous music.
Keep it tuned to 89.1 FM for ticket giveaways, festival updates, reviews and more!
Interested in checking out one of Detroit’s most acclaimed festivals of the year? MoPop is back and full of eclectic, catchy artists that will bring a great line up of music for everyone to enjoy. Artists like Mac DeMarco, Alex G, Matt & Kim, Fidlar, Nothing But Thieves and many more!
Keep your eyes peeled on WIDR FM’s snapchat, widrfm, and you just might have to find one of the directors in person on Western’s campus for a chance to win tickets to this event.
Good luck and we hope to have some winners today!