Nick Manna will host a weekly program called Roadrunner beginning January 2015. Here are his favorite albums of the year from bottom to top:
The CMJ marathon starts today! If you’re as confused as we are about how you’re going to make time for all the great artists this year, consult our list of artists we’re most excited for below. Will we see you there?
Repping Cheeseteaks: The PHILADELPHIA CREW
– Moody post-punk from Siltbreeze Records
Catch their set: Tuesday @ Cameo Gallery, Saturday @ Knitting Factory
– Alt-rock straight out of 1995 from Tiny Engines Records
Catch their set: Saturday @ Baby’s All Right
BANDS FROM EVERYWHERE ELSE
– Cincinnati trash pop trio singin’ about boredom, love, and weed. Listen our live session with them here.
–Eighties British shoegaze pioneers return after 20 years of silence
Catch their set: (Sold out!) Thursday @ Terminal 5
– Psych punk from the UK
PANEL AND SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS
Ripping off the Band-Aid: Why Feminism Matters in the Music Industry
The Color of Noise: Amphetamine Reptile Records Documentary with Q&A from director Eric Robel and Haze XXL
All Through A Life: Emo’s Revival
& of course, the College Radio Awards!
– Among the nominees for Station of the Year, Promoter of the Year and Best Taste in Music lies Best Community Resource. Check out what we’ve recently done for the Philadelphia community here and vote WKDU!
Beautiful Noise: Documentary screening and Q&A with Nick Chaplin and Simon Scott of Slowdive