If you are not following us on Twitter, you are missing out… We are holding a contest now to give away two tickets to the Deerhoof show this Thursday at the Middle East in Cambridge.
All you have to do is follow us, and send a tweet using the hashtag #DeerhoofWMFO to enter. A winner will be selected from eligible entrants using a random number generator on Thursday at 10am. Good luck!
If you’ve ever wanted Daft Punk to play at your house, time is running out. LCD Soundsystem announced today on their website that they will be playing their final show ever at Madison Square Garden on April 2nd. The band, fronted by James Murphy, have been rocking out since 2001. Tickets to this final show can be bought soon, see their official website for more details.
We were featured in the Tufts Daily twice in the past two weeks. First for our record label, On the Side Records, and again for the DMCA policies that we have been discussing for a while. Check out the articles below!
Last Saturday, WMFO hosted our very first Library Roof dance party. The event went smoothly and was well attended; the Facebook event had over 700 “Attending” RSVPs. Did you miss it? Don’t fret! This definitely won’t be our last foray into large outdoor rave-style soirees, but check out the pics after the jump to see what you might have missed.
Editors Note: This is the first of our weekly columns from our eager contributors. Every day during the week we will post one column, and you can expect to see the same author’s work every week after that unless otherwise noted. Ellen Mayer’s column is entitled “The Awkward Freshman Playlist” and will chronicle her experiences at Tufts and the music that goes along with it. -MD
For freshmen, most conversations during the first weeks of school go something like this: Nice to meet you, (insert name), where are you from? What dorm are you living in? Do you know what you want to study? This conversation is unsatisfactory on oh so many levels. To begin with, you know you’ll forget a solid half of the people you’ve met anyway. And then, if you’re like me, what you really want to know is not whether you’re new friend is from Connecticut, Massachusetts, or New Jersey, but rather what music does he or she like.
Back in the early ’80s, WMFO started a magazine entitled “Freeform.” This publication had everything from music reviews to DJ profiles; it helped the station stick true to its freeform roots while also reaching out the community and giving students something to read/doodle on while in class. The zine disappeared in the early ’90s, and back copies were stored in the station. Last year, AGM Chase Gregory stumbled across the copies and I began the process to push for another WMFO publication. Here it is.
The WMFO Blog will be a smattering of all things, music, radio, entertainment, community, and freeform. Basically, if a DJ wants to write about it, we’d love to have it here. Concert reviews, album previews, and artists interviews are just the beginning; the blog will host content about our DJs, their shows, and what they are doing in the Tufts community and beyond. If you’ve ever wanted to be a member of the press, hangout backstage at the House of Blues while interviewing your favorite band, and writing about it all… this is the place to do it.
If you are interested in writing for the blog shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.