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Delible: Disappearing Independent Hits from the Golden Age of College Rock (1985-1990) is tonight's College Radio Primer

Tonight's College Radio Primer
 
College Rock was the term used to describe the music played on non-commercial radio stations throughout the 1980s. Although “college rock” isn’t necessarily genre specific, the non-commercial radio band was used mainly to focus on music that was being largely ignored by the mainstream, and much of that was influenced by the previous non-mainstream styles such as punk, post-punk and garage music. “The Golden Age of College Radio” is a term that is now used to describe the second half of this decade. It’s not only defined by the popularity of the underground music of the time, but also the fact that many of these bands were getting so popular that they were getting signed by major labels, thus blurring the lines between underground and mainstream. As this happened the term “college rock” became less useful and (ironically) a new term emerged: Alternative. Later the term “Indie Rock” was used to differentiate a new non-mainstream.
 

You Can Miss Out School

You Can Miss Out School: Comparing and Contrasting The Kinks and Small Faces from 1965-1969

Tonight's College Radio Primer

8-10pm

Hosted By Alison

 

Slam Dance 2011 Round Two is up!

Click here to go to the brackets!

Lots of BIG upsets in round one with several regional bands pushing through to round two.  If you aren't familiar with some of the bands, then check them out!  Be an informed voter!

Slam Dance 2011 is our answer to spring sports insanity.  The Nobody's Driving crew put together an highly unscientific list of their favorite punk bands, put them into brackets and are spinning it out to the listeners to decide!

You can vote on all or just some of the pairings -- just click on a band's name to get to a voting page.

We will announce the winners and play more of their music next Tuesday night during Nobody's Driving, 10-midnight!

 

 

Slam Dance 2011 Tournament Brackets

Click here to go to the brackets!

Slam Dance 2011 is our answer to spring sports insanity.  The Nobody's Driving crew put together an highly unscientific list of their favorite punk bands, put them into brackets and are spinning it out to the listeners to decide!

You can vote on all or just some of the pairings -- just click on a band's name to get to a voting page.

We will announce the winners and play more of their music next Tuesday night during Nobody's Driving, 10-midnight!

Click here to check out last night's paylist where we highlighted some of our favorites and several of the underdogs.

 

 

Incest in Music part 53: In Which Country & Rock Get It On -- College Radio Primer 2/21 8-10pm


Music is a giant cesspool of the best kind.  Perhaps you would prefer to call it a melting pot.  Whatever.  The main thing is, all musics are all stirred up together in one big ol' mixing bowl, not sitting in little cubby holes called "genres."   And therefore they cannot help but intermingle, crossbreed, influence one another.   This we believe.  This we know.   And so this Monday night on the College Radio Primer, we examine one small corner of the crossbreeding spectrum:   WXDU Presents...   Incest in Music part 53:  In Which Country & Rock Get It On
 

The Songs That Saved Your Life: and evening of music by The Smiths!

Tonight we bring in guest hosts Catie Braly and Molly Jones to spin their favorite Smiths songs and talk about the band.  Tune in to the College Radio Primer tonight from 8-10pm.

 

SF Bay Area Avant-Freaks: Late 70s-Early 80s -- College Radio Primer tonight from 8-10pm

Put on your eyeball heads and prepare yourselves for a Monday evening of surreal freakish music by the likes of The Residents, Tuxedomoon, Factrix, Minimal Man and others as DJ Decker traces the 1980s Avant Garde Performance Art scene that broke out of the San Francisco Bay area.

 

Lurch frontman Jme guest-hosts tonight's Regurgitated Guts!

JME from Lurch is our guest-host on tonight's Regurgitated Guts.  Lurch is joining Cantwell, Gomez and Jordan to help Maple Stave celebrate the release of LP1 this Saturday at the Pinhook.  Tuen in to hear JME blast the metal!  

Regurgitated Guts -- 10pm-midnights -- Every Thursday!