Archive for September, 2009

Seven Days presents Burlington Bands 101: This Wednesday

September 20, 2009

Burlington Bands 101This Wednesday, Seven Days is putting on the second annual Burlington Bands 101 showcase, taking up both floors at Nectar’s and Club Metronome.  St. Michael’s alums and PV favorites In Memory of Pluto will be playing, along with six more Vermont-based artists.  It’s a nice primer on the vibrant, diverse, and overall kickass Burlington music scene if you’re new to it…and even if you aren’t, it’s a damn lot of great music in one place at one time for a cheap price.  And WWPV will be there, so stop by our table and say what’s up.

Details: It’s this Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 9 p.m. at Nectar’s and Club Metronome.  The show’s 18+, and there’s a $5 cover charge with all proceeds benefitting our friends in independent, non-commercial community radio, The Radiator.

Click here for more info, including the full lineup.


Hippest Week Ever

September 13, 2009
Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo

This week is shaping up to be an unusually indie week for shows in Burlington…a nice change of pace from the usual concert booking trends around here.  Out with the Birkenstocks and hemp necklaces, in with the berets and skinny jeans?  Who knows.  But hipsters, those too hip to be hipsters, and people who are simply into slightly experimental, outside-the-mainstream music have quite the week ahead of them.

It all starts tonight with Death Vessel and Barbacoa at The Monkey House in Winooski tonight.  This show is being put on by Angioplasty Media, who’ve been booking quite a few nifty little shows of late.

Tuesday is going to be huge, as indie legends Yo La Tengo hit up Higher Ground in support of their newly released 12th album, Popular Songs.  Amazingly, tickets are only $20 (that’s less than a dollar for every year this band’s been in existence).  If there’s only one show you check out this week, make it this one; bands on the level of Yo La Tengo don’t make it up to Vermont very often.

On Thursday night, Here We Go Magic play Club Metronome with support from local artists The Vacant Lots and DJ Disco Phantom.  Here We Go Magic have accrued quite a bit of hype this year, but their self-titled album is worth it–reminds me of Sung Tongs-era Animal Collective, which is a very good thing.

The Decemberists

The Decemberists

Rounding out the week, next Sunday the 20th, The Decemberists play the Flynn Center.  They’ll be playing their new album The Hazards of Love in its entirety, followed by a second set of older material.  Opening act Laura Veirs is the female vocalist in the Decemberists duet “Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then”, so maybe that will make an appearance…?

The indiefication of Burlington’s music scene doesn’t stop this week, thankfully, with Andrew Bird, Matt & Kim, Great Lake Swimmers, Amanda Palmer, and lots more great acts coming to town this fall.

WWPV means music 24/7.

September 9, 2009

Did you know WWPV now plays music all day, every day?  Even when there are no DJs in the studio, we’re broadcasting an eclectic mix of music from our music library.  So no matter when you tune into 88.7, early in the morning, late at night, or any time in between, you’ll hear music.  Even during the summer and breaks from the school year.

If you’re having BBC World Service withdrawals, you can still get your fix at Vermont Public Radio’s Web site or on channel 107.9-2 on HD Radio.

Follow us!

September 8, 2009

Have you ever had the craving to be attached to your campus radio station WHEREVER YOU ARE?  Well we’re still working on that one.  But you can still declare your WWPV fandom in all kinds of ways on the Internet.

First, our website at is as rad as ever.  Here you’ll find our schedule of shows, playlists from previous shows, and our live streaming Webcast so you can listen online from anywhere in the world.  Now we’ve added a Downloads section, where you’ll be able to download podcasts, music recorded in our studio, and whatever else we think to put up there.  It’s a work in progress.

You can also become a fan of ours on Facebook at Facebook fans will get access to exclusive contests and giveaways, so trust us, it’s a good idea.  You can also connect with other PV listeners and tell us what you’ve got to say.

If you’d prefer your WWPV updates in 140 characters or less, then you can follow the station’s Twitter.  All things PV, text-message style.  And, we promise to be less annoying than the guy who’s always Tweeting about the weather and what he’s having for dinner.  We hate that guy too.

So follow us everywhere you can for maximum access to new music and free stuff from your friends here at WWPV.  And if you’re old fashioned, you can still tune in 88.7 FM on your tube radio to hear us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


September 8, 2009

Welcome to the WWPV blog.  Here the staff members at your favorite St. Mike’s radio station will post musical and non-musical thoughts, and keep you updated on the latest news and updates on all things related to WWPV and Burlington-area music.  Stop by often.  You’ll enjoy it.