If you are not a big fan of pop/smooth jazz, Christmas time can feel like a bit of a dry spell for music. While I personally can’t relate to the dislike of traditional Christmas music, I am here to review the most iconic alternative Christmas album ever to exist: Just Can’t Get Enough: New Wave Xmas. This album was the Christmas soundtrack of my childhood and to this day I still just can't get enough - pun intended. If you're looking to have a really fun and slightly weird ti
Happy holidays everyone! As Christmas gets closer we're here to share a holiday playlist filled with variety to listen to during all of the festivities curated by the DJs here at WIDR! Give the playlist a listen on Spotify here!
This week I was given the honor of reviewing the a local band's new EP. The band, Basic Comfort released their EP: “Visions” on December 10th, 2021. It includes four tracks available for purchase on Bandcamp, here. The group features five members, all with immeasurable talent. Their music is a tremendous vibe, full of grove and wistful melodies. Basic Comfort is showcasing some of the finest rhythms and harmonies paired with excelled instrumental in their new EP, Visions. The
Anyone who knows me is well-aware that I’m always watching movies. All year every year, I obsessively inhale them and catalogue them. It’s pathetic, really. And December is a special month for Hank. Not just because he gets the treat of watching Love, Actually again with his terrible friends, but because he has an excuse to catch up on all the movies he missed from the rest of the year! And what a plus it is when one’s a pitch-black Christmas comedy! Silent Night has been on
Hey all! Because Trans Awareness week just passed, I have created a playlist consisting of all of my favorite trans artists… The playlist features everything from Nonbinary lead art pop to Transhardcore punk. These next few weeks I will be writing a blog on each of the artists featured! Check it out!!
The yearly phenomena of holiday tunes are creeping their way back into the speakers and stereos of folks tuning in to hear that jingle jangle. There is no shortage to the slew of Bublè's and Carey’s waxing poetic about Santa Clause’s misdeeds with my mother. I am sure those who celebrate Christmas are jolly and content with the onslaught of music available to consume. When it comes to other forms of holiday music, while there is a lot out there, the universal recognition seem
Cover Your Bases is a compilation album put together to raise money for FOOD NOT BOMBS. Released on November 5, 2021 and curated by Fake Baseball, the album consists of covers from Kalamazoo bands and artists. FOOD NOT BOMBS is an organization that uses donated foods to make and deliver weekly hot meals to the unhoused population in Kalamazoo. All proceeds received from the album through February 5, 2022 will go directly to FOOD NOT BOMBS to aid them in their endeavors. The a