GUITAR SHOW!!! Dave's Record Collection April 23rd, 2022 6-10 PM

April is International Guitar Month.
In honor of this, "Dave's Record Collection" will feature songs about guitars and some of the greatest achievers of the instrument.
APRIL 23rd, 2022 6:00 to 10 PM
Tune in for an incredible journey related to the guitar! Thanks for your continued support of free form radio!

Playlist http://wmucradio.org/station/playlists/display/30837

Preview: Fruit Bats

by Iman Noor

Formed in Chicago in 1997, Fruit Bats is one of the early bands forming the folk-rock music genre in the early 2000s. With the use of fuzzed-out guitars, organs, accordions, the fiddle and more the Fruit Bats utilize instruments that aren’t usually seen in traditional rock music which paves the way for a rock sound that gives you the warm and fuzzies.

Preview: Big Thief to Perform at The Anthem

by Jennifer Garcia-Herrera and Flo Petite

Brooklyn-based indie rock and folk band Big Thief will make their return to DC on Thursday, April 21, performing at The Anthem for the first time in their career. The band’s last stop to DC was over 2 years when they performed at the 9:30 Club back in November of 2019. The jump in venues highlights their enormous growth and success as a band in recent years. Big Thief is made up of lead vocalist and guitarist Adrianne Lenker, guitarist Buck Meek, bassist Max Oleartchik, and drummer James Krivchenia. In 2019, the group released two albums, “U.F.O.F.” and “Two Hands,” both of which received critical acclaim and were nominated for Grammy awards. The effects of COVID on shows, and musicians in general, makes this long-awaited return all the more emotional for the band's die-hard fans.

Hit Singer-Songwriter Tom Odell to Perform at Lincoln Theatre

By Kanika Mehra and Iman Noor

English singer-songwriter Tom Odell recently kicked off his North American tour, with one of the first few spots taking place April 20th, at DC’s Lincoln Theatre–– an intimate sit-down venue suited perfectly to his haunting vocals.

Welcome to Night Vale haunts The Lincoln Theatre in D.C.

by Taneen Momeni
For the first time in two years, podcast Welcome to Night Vale brings its show to listeners across the world with the Haunting of Night Vale, starting in The Lincoln Theatre in D.C.

Welcome to Night Vale

From College Park to Brighton: WMUC Speaks With ArrDee

By Erica Javadpour
ArrDee
Courtesy of Universal Music Group

At the young age of 19, budding rapper Riley Davies, better known to the internet as ArrDee, was flung into stardom with the massive buzz around his feature on Russ and Tion Wayne’s “Body Remix,” becoming the first drill track to ever top the UK Singles Charts, now amassing over 222 million streams on Spotify.

Preview: Pod Saves America @ The Anthem

by Kanika Mehra and Iman Noor

Amid a war raging between Russia-Ukraine, the new SCOTUS justice confirmation, and Biden’s latest groundbreaking proposed billionaire tax, Obama’s wunderkind speechwriters-turned-seasoned political commentators are returning to D.C. for a live rendition of what they promise is a “no bullshit conversation about politics.”

Hosts Tommy Vietor, Jon Lovett, and Jon Favreau will be at The Anthem on April 14th for a live taping of “Pod Save America” as part of their (A)live and On Tour event.

Mitski Owns My Soul: How the internet’s indie dream girl brought D.C. to tears

By Molly Szymanski

After waiting on the freezing, windy D.C. Wharf for nearly two hours and struggling to find a spot where I could see the stage, I was a little apprehensive for this concert. Just hours before, Mitski’s team had announced that there would be no opener for the show due to a positive COVID-19 test, meaning concertgoers had to wait until 8:30 p.m., nearly two hours after they were admitted into the venue, before they would hear music. This had me a little bummed, but after some perseverance and a couple iMessage games, Mitski and her touring band took the stage.

Preview: HOMESHAKE and duendita to hit the 9:30 Club

by Dylan Shulman and Molly Szymanski

Montréal musician Peter Sagar left Mac DeMarco’s live band in 2014 and soon made a name for himself with the dream pop project HOMESHAKE.

Washington Twee-C, Cat Power’s coming to town!

by Molly Szymanski and Carey Cameron

Amidst the craze of the pandemic, Cat Power, who received acclaim for her rendition of “Sea of Love,” released her newest album “Covers” in January. It is the third in singer Chan Marshall’s collection of cover albums.

The mother of modern indie rock, Marshall pours intimacy and emotion into each of her recordings, whether it be an original or a cover. Despite being in the industry for nearly three decades, Cat Power tracks don’t seem to age, maintaining a timeless sound.