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.

Celebrate WOMEN's HISTORY MONTH on Dave's Record Collection 3-19-2022 6 to 10 PM

Join Dave Sisson of "Dave's Record Collection"
In Honor of Women's History Month! This evening's broadcast will feature Women artists!
Saturday March 19th, 2022 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM

FREE FORM Radio At It's Finest!

Car Seat Headrest Preview

Kanika Mehra and Molly Szymanski

Car Seat Headrest
image courtesy of Grant Hindsley for The New York Times

Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo started wearing a mask long before March 2020. I know. How’s that for an opener?

Throwing it back to standout performances from a weekend at Firefly

by Quinn Dang

grandson at Firefly
Photo by Quinn Dang for WMUC

After a year of quarantine and an additional three-month delay from its typical June date, Firefly Music Festival roared back to the Woodlands in Dover, Delaware this past September.

Preview: half•alive To Perform At Lincoln Theatre

By Dylan Shulman

Hailing all the way from Long Beach, California, genre-bending trio half•alive is set to storm the stage of the Lincoln Theatre next week on Monday, March 7, 2022 with opener Daisy the Great. The tour promotes the band’s latest LP, Give Me Your Shoulders, Pt. 1, released on streaming February 11, 2022. The group took off in 2018 after their single “still feel” rose to popularity, securing their spot in the music industry by penning a deal with RCA Records.

A Look Back on Firefly 2021

by Joyce Lee

In honor of Firefly announcing their 2022 festival lineup, we took a look back at when WMUC attended back in 2021. Here's the recounting:

UMD’s very own WMUC College Park Radio had the opportunity to cover the 2021 Firefly Music Festival! Quinn and I entered “The Woodlands” of Dover, Delaware with three days’ notice, two sleeping bags, and no idea of what to expect. Fortunately for us, we can say that we came out with new friends, an interview with Almost Monday, and a one-of-a-kind experience.

Pinegrove! Pinegrove! Pinegrove!

by Flo Petite

New Jersey rock band, Pinegrove, will be taking the stage at the Lincoln Theater in DC Thursday, February 24th at 8pm to promote the recent release of their album 11:11. They will be performing alongside Poise and Lily Konigsburg.

Being a band for nearly 12 years - Pinegrove has had different iterations of the band through the ages but songwriter Evan Stephens Hall and drummer Zack Levine have always stuck it out, being the core band members with their long term friendship spanning all the way back to their childhood in New Jersey creating the strong backbone that a lot of newer bands lack.