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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.


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

June 12th, 2017


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.


Music at the Library EP. 2

June 8th, 2017



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


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 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.



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:

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


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Looking for something cool to do Friday, Feb. 23rd?

February 21st, 2017

WMU’s Jazz Quartet (including special guests) will be bringing you a live recording concert experience at Overneath Creative Collective.
Here is the event page for more information:


We hope to see you there!


2017 Battle of the Bands: Semi-finalists!

January 5th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce our lineup for our 2017 Battle of the Bands competition!

Each band brings a different, unique sounds and we already have no clue how we are going to choose our winners.

But, then again, who could ask for a better problem to have?




Kiva Session with Saxsquash & The Bridge Band!

November 16th, 2016

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!


Looking for something to do on a Thursday night?

November 9th, 2016

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!


WIDR FM’s 2017 Battle of the Bands

November 2nd, 2016



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!

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