WPRB & R5 Productions are proud to present an evening with Drag City recording artists the Silver Jews (pictured) and Monotonix on Tuesday, September 9th at the First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St.) in Philadelphia. Doors are at 8PM and the show’s all-ages.
Stay tuned to WPRB — you can win tickets to this show! Visit the WPRB table at the show to say hi and pick up free swag!
Um, what can we say about the Silver Jews (or its mastermind, DC Berman) that won’t make us sound like sycophantic fangeeks? Here goes: From 1990′s Dime Map of the Reef 7″ and onwards, Berman & co. have merged Americana and poetry into a constantly compelling package. (And oh, the Pavement connection never hurt, too.) The band is currently on tour in support of its sixth album, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea.
Israeli garage-punkers Monotonix open up this show and if you haven’t caught their live show yet, you’re missing out. It’s a sweaty mess of fun that hearkens back to the days of when stoner rock and maximum riffage were pretty edgy. I mean, look at that guy in the photo to the right — he’s drinking beer out of an smelly old Adidas and he’s not even a contestant on Fear Factor!
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WPRB’s series Bach on Thursday, hosted by Teri Noel Towe, wraps up its summer this Thursday 8/14 at 6 AM with its fourteenth installment entitled “Johann Sebastian Bach Went to Princeton and Was Graduated with Highest Honors”.
This final episode will be devoted to recordings of the music of Bach made by Princeton alumni and emeritus Princeton faculty members. Among the artists to be featured are William H. Scheide, ’36, h’70, and H’94 (the founder and first Director of The Bach Aria Group), Ralph Downes (University Organist at Princeton, 1928 – 1935), Carl Weinrich (University Organist at Princeton, 1943 – 1973), Arthur Mendel (legendary Bach scholar and Chairman of the Music Department at Princeton University in the 1950s and 1960s), Charles Rosen, ’48 and *51, John Solum, ’55, William Parker, ’65, Joshua Rifkin, *70, and Ann Monoyios, ’72 and *74.
Your host for “Bach on Thursday” has been Teri Noel Towe, a Princeton alumnus (Class of 1970), known to a decade and more of New York City area classical music radio listeners as “The Laughing Cavalier”. The recordings featured on “Bach on Thursday” have come from Towe’s own extensive and comprehensive collection of recordings of the music of J. S. Bach.
Ice Cream Man, the country-crossing, Yaris-driving, floppy-haired gentleman who was giving away free bars, cones and popsicles at both the WPRB/Free Yr Radio concert in Philadelphia and outside the Princeton Record Exchange, has posted a healthy number of pictures from these two events. Yum.
Marvel to image after image of listeners, WPRB staff, record store employees and random passers-by enjoying some sweet treats.
You can also see a few other snapshots that were just added to the Free Yr Radio site. Click on [Recap] next to WPRB for all the fun.
The GOODmatter Photo Booth strips will be posted soon.
We’ll let you know when they go live.
Whatever your plans are this Labor Day, make sure sure they include WPRB! Our regular Monday programming is on and we’re happy to make your day at the office, backyard BBQ and more a pleasant one!