Norwegian Arms, a jangly folksy trio from Philly, recently came down to WPRB to record a session.
With their mandolin, drumsticks, and synthesizer in hand, Brendan Mulvihill, Eric Slick, and Andy Molholt, respectively, rocked out in our basement—ascending to shrill heights in their rendition of Kiva Ikva.
They shared “fun facts” and some great music with us, and now we’re sharing all of that with you! Check out our recording of their time here, and be sure to check them out on the internetzzz.
Also: they’ll be performing at PhilaMOCA on March 8th; and they released an album earlier this year, Wolf Like a Stray Dog, inspired by Brendan’s time in the wilds of Siberia. Listen to it.
This Thursday from 5-8pm, the Princeton Artwalk will be happening. Here’s a short blurb on the event from the PUAM website.
“The Princeton ArtWalk invites you to discover the lively downtown Princeton visual arts scene at your own pace, with activities, events, and refreshments at venues from the Art Museum to the Arts Council of Princeton and beyond. During this ArtWalk, the Museum celebrates Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe with a three-part evening…”
WPRB will have a table, and we’ll be talking to guests of the museum as well as giving away buttons and stickers. Come meet us in person!
There will be other art-related activities at Firestone Library and the Lewis Center for the Arts. I especially urge our listeners to see the current exhibit in the Lewis Center. A senior in the visual arts program has completely transformed the gallery into a living space with rooms for perplexing performances.
The location of the Princeton University Art Museum is in the middle of campus, south of Nassau street. Our table will be within the building in one of the galleries.
People were flooding out of Stage 48. I went in–if someone was going to save us, I was not going to find him or her in the puke of people spreading across the street.
The venue was in fully lit reality-mode; the fantasy world of glowing balls levitating to loud music in the dark is over. My saviour was handing out flyers that said something-after-party-something. The flyer was Comic Sans-sketchy, but the quasi-spontaneity of the moment helped me ignore it.
The project tries to separate the video-making process from the artists’ visions. In their words, “the idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom.”
(Of course, Sigur Ros chooses artists good enough to make sure that the films are all of the same ilk.) Continue reading →
I went to a concert expecting a concert and ended up stumbling into the world of Jamtronica.
I got my first first taste for the genre when I came across Papadosio’s “Polygonz”.
Album artwork from Papadisio’s newest album, T.E.T.I.O.S.
The song exploited my weakness for climactic Electronic Dance Music sounds. Papadosio seamlessly blended the funk/rock jam-band sounds with synth. So I went to check them out at Stage 48.
The opening act was Consider the Source, a psychedelic jam-band with Middle-Eastern and metal influences. The experience was intense, the crowd totally engaged, and after two hours I had forgotten that these were the openers.
Is your PRB swag collection deficient? Could you use more laptop decals? YES. YES, YOU COULD. And now you can have them!
A laptop decal you could potentially own.
Here’s how: Every month or so, the WPRB blog is going to host a trivia session with a PRIZE! We’re going to start with two rounds–the first round will be ten questions, and the answers will have a mystery theme. The second round will be four movie mashups.
What’s a movie mashup? We take the last word of one movie title and bleed it into the first word of a second movie title–and then we give you the plot. For example–if the clue was ‘a movie about a whale who inherits a candy factory’, the answer would be ‘Free WillyWonka and the Chocolate Factory’.
To enter, send us an email at email@example.com with the following things:
The answers to the first round
The mystery theme to the first round
The answers to the second round
If you get every question right, we’ll send you some sweet decals and probably something hilarious.