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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:

WKUF Presents Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill

This year marks the 20th anniversay of the release of Alanis Morissette's landmark album Jagged Little Pill. To mark the occasion, WKUF is playing the album in its entirety on Friday October 30th at 8 pm. This presentation will be hosted by DJ Southern Belle (one of the co-hosts of Shaking Up the Farm), who'll be providing trivia and commentary about the album. Released in 1995, JLP went on to win 5 Grammys, 6 Juno Awards (Canada's equivalent of the Grammy), and sell 33 million copies. 

October 30th is also the date that Alanis releases two versions of Jagged Little Pill,  a four-disc collector’s edition and a two-disc deluxe set.  For more details about these reissues and the recording of the original album, please click here

If you're unable to listen to our presentation of Jagged Little Pill Friday night at 8, it'll repeat at the following times (subject to change):

Friday Oct 30th at 11 pm, Saturday Oct 31st at 11 pm and Sunday Nov 1st at 8 pm

Below is a clip of Alanis performing You Oughta Know on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in 1995

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