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WKUF Is Expanding Its Classic Alternative Library!

Based on the results of our survey, alternative music is one of the most popular genres among our listeners. While we had a decent amount of alternative tracks (current and classic) in our automated, we were still looking to grow. With that in mind, we recently added over 40 classic alternative tracks from the late 70s through the 90s to our lineup. The above montage represents just some of the artists with songs that were added. By row, from top left: Talking Heads, The Smiths, Oasis, The Replacements, L7, Depeche Mode, Garbage, The Pixies, and The Cure. A big shout out to J.L. Massimino (the host of The J.L. Massimino Show) for his help in making this happen. For fans of the current alternative scene, don't worry because we'll be adding more of those tracks too so please stay tuned! In the meantime, please check out this performance by The Smiths. 

 

Artist Spotlight: Black Map

The latest addition to WKUF's automated playlist is the song "Run Rabbit Run" by San Francisco alt-metal trio Black Map. Consisting of Ben Flanagan on bass and vocals, Chris Robyn on drums and Mark Engles on guitar, Black Map was formed during the hiatuses of the members' respective bands: Dredg (Engles),  Far (Robyn), and The Trophy Fire (Flanagan). So far, Black Map has released an EP and two full-length albums. Their latest album "In Droves" was released on March 10th of this year and has received strong reviews from such outlets as Metal Injection and Cryptic Rock. As I mentioned, you can hear "Run Rabbit Run" (including an intro by WKUF's very own lil_DJ) in our automated. You can also watch the video for the song below.  For more info about Black Map, you can click the photo above to access their Facebook page or visit their Bandcamp page

Mercy Beach Will Be BWB's Special Guests on R.P.M.

On Tuesday May 16th, R.P.M. host BWB will have Flint alt-rock trio Mercy Beach as her special guests.  R.P.M. airs Tuesdays from 7 pm to 8 pm. In addition to taking part in festivals featuring such acts as Three Days Grace and Pop Evil, Mercy Beach contributed the track “Eureka” to a benefit compilation titled Not Safe to Drink with proceeds going toward water crisis relief funds. If you haven't already, be sure to check out Mercy Beach via their Facebook page and website. Also, you can watch them in action below:

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