Friday, December 28, 2007

Flyweight : Top Ten Releases of 2007

Flyweight airs every Thursday evening 5:00- 7:00 pm. An expanded playlist of the 2007 retrospective show can be viewed here. This year's Top 10 in alphabetical order.
- Ravioli

A Place To Bury Strangers
"A Place To Bury Strangers"
(Killer Pimp)
Total Sonic Annihilation - a phrase attributed to their pedals and live shows.

Flyweight Track
: "Ocean"

"Cryptograms" became an instant hit at the Z. The follow up "Flourescent Grey" EP and a Daytrotter Session rounded off a busy recording year for the beloved band.

Flyweight Track
: "Octet"

Duke Spirit
"Cuts Across the Land"
The Duke Spirit evokes a sultry psychedelia crossed with The Gun Club, Nick Cave, Gallon Drunk & early PJ Harvey.

Flyweight Track
: "Love Is An Unfamiliar Name"

Film School
(Beggars Banquet)
"Hideout" sounds like a lost recording from the classic shoegaze era sitting comfortably among MBV, Ride, and The Swirlies. Flyweight sponsored the Boston stop on their 2007 tour.

Flyweight Track
: "Lectric"

Loose Salute
"Tuned To Love"
Dream country? They use terms like "sunny days", "mellow waves" and "bright stars" to describe their sound. The song "Mutineer" makes good on that. Features Ian McCutcheon of Mojave 3.

Flyweight Track
: "Mutineer"

Sunny Day In Glasgow
"Scribble Mural Comic Journal"
A core of 3 siblings from Philadelphia, Sunny Day released a lysergic-laced, kaleidoscopic, psych- pop album.

Flyweight Track: "5:15 Train"

Trembling Blue Stars
"The Last Holy Writer"
Bobby Wratten may be the last holy dream popper. Fitting alongside the releases of his past projects, The Field Mice and Northern Picture Library, this album is a breezy, jangly, experimental pop album.

Flyweight Track
: "Colder Darker Slower"

Twilight Sad
"14 Autumns and 15 Winters "
(Fat Cat)
Oppressive. Intense. Dramatic. Album of the Year.

Flyweight Track
: "Cold Days From The Birdhouse"

Wooden Shjips
"Wooden Shjips EP"
(Holy Mountain)
Hallucinatory, garagey, druggy, jammy, fuzzy, noisy, spacey, heady, psyche. Hooray!

Flyweight Track
: "Losin Time"

Working For A Nuclear Free City
"Businesmen and Ghosts"
(Deaf, Dumb and Blind)
A Manchester band pulling in elements of Stone Roses, Air, Beta Band, shoegaze, dub, Krautrock, 70's soundtracks, and more. Their US debut is an impressive 29 song release.

Flyweight Track
: "Quiet Place"

Other releases this year:
A Northern Chorus - "The Millions Too Many"
Caribou - "Andorra"
Do Make Say Think - "You, You're A History In Rust"
Electrelane - "No Shouts, No Calls"
Explosions in The Sky - "All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone"
Flowers of Hell - "Flowers of Hell"
Fridge - "The Sun"
His Name Is Alive - "XMMER"
Hotel Alexis - "Goliath, I'm On Your Side"
Brad Laner - "Neighbor Singing"
Low - "Drums and Guns"
M83 - "Digital Shades Vol.1"
Mogwai - "Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait"
Mum - "Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy"
Pram - "The Moving Frontier"
Seefeel - "Quique (Redux)"
Siouxsie Sioux - "Mantaray"
The The - "Mrs Mac"
Thurston Moore - "Trees Outside The Academy"
Ulrich Schnauss - "Quicksand Memory EP"

Thursday, December 27, 2007

And Yet Another Top Ten List!

Behold, we have two top ten lists for you today. First comes from Peter of Love and Mathematics (Monday Rock I) with Chris of Electric Blue Watermelon (Wed Rock 4) bringing up the rear.

1. Tristan Da Cunha, Instanter
2. Reports, Mosquito Nets
3. Big Disappointments, Big Disappointments
4. Prime Movers, Back in Line
5. Pernice Brothers, Live a Little
6. A.K.A.C.O.D., Happiness
7. Polyethylene, What Goes on Inside Houses
8. Frank Smith, Heavy Handed Peace and Love
9. Area C, Haunt
10. Jessica Rylan, Interior Designs


1. Dirty Projectors, Rise Above
2. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
3. Panda Bear, Person/Pitch
4. The Field, From Here We Go Sublime
5. Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam
6. Wooden Shjips, Wooden Shjips
7. Apparat, Walls
8. Of Montreal, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
9. Burial, Untrue
10. Charalambides, Likeness

and now for Chris' list.

1 panda bear -person pith
2 !!! -myth takes
3 justice -cross
4 animal collective -strawberry jam
5 black dice -load blown
6 peter bjorn and john -writer's block
7 architecture in helsinki -places like this
8 dungen -tio bitar
9 no age -weirdo rippers
10 lcd soundsystem -sound of silver
11 devendra banhart -smokey rolls down thunder canyon
12 akron/family -love is simple
13 old time relijun -catharsis in crisis
14 battles -mirrored
15 health -s/t
16 chromeo -fancy footwork
17 deerhunter -cryptograms
18 rodrigo y gabriela -s/t
19 jose gonzalez -in our nature
20 black moth super rainbow -dandelion gum

woot woot.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Top Ten Madness Continues with Nick of Spectra Sonic Sound!

So every year, I sit down to come up with a list of records I've really like from the past year. And every year I find that my list never even comes close to hitting ten. Are my standards so high and lofty that few artists are capable of hitting the peak? Or am I really just a lazy fan and find myself listening to the same six records that I've been listening to since sophomore year of high school?

More than likely, it's the latter. But this year, I did it! I managed to come across ten records that actually held my attention for a calender year, and now I'm gonna list them here, complete with navel-gazing WTITYB mini-reviews too! A Christmas Miracle indeed.

Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends

It's absolutely insane to think that the last new record we had from Les Savy Fav was also when I was a sophomore in high school (2002's Go Forth). Inches notwithstanding, it was far too long for me to go without a new record from Les Savy Fav. They've reigned in some of their more aggro tendencies, such as on the beautiful slow build of "Pots&Pans" and the meditative "Brace Yourself," which features some of Seth Jabber's most restrained playing to date. But that doesn't mean they still forgot how to shove a bag full of rocks down your throat. "The Equestrian", "Raging in the Plague Age", and "Slugs in the Shrubs" are all candidates for the LSF hall of fame of ragers.

Health - Health

Heavy as shit without being metal. This is what My War-era Black Flag would sound like if they were still around today. Did I mention it's fucking heavy?

No Age - Weirdo Rippers

What Damaged-era Black Flag would sound like if they were still around today.

Ghostface Killah - The Big Doe Rehab

People may disagree and say it should be the new Wu-Tang record, but I haven't heard it yet (remember what I said about being a lazy listener?). Anyway, It's pretty hard for Ghostface to do anything wrong. And while Fishscale remains the gold standard he's set for the next few years, it's pretty hard to find anything remotely worth complaining about on The Big Doe Rehab, except maybe when that cunt-mop from Fall Out Boy bleats all over "The Prayer." Still though, it's Ghostface, you know it's gonna be good. And that's why it's number seven here.

A Place to Bury Strangers - A Place to Bury Strangers

Well I say it's about goddamn time we had a shoegaze revival. Chapterhouse have some debts they need to pay off. And this is the perfect soundtrack to the nascent "nu-gaze" movement (you saw it here first folks). Best played at spirit crushing volume.

Magik Markers - Boss

Now that we know they can play their instruments, they can start making albums that are just as arresting and powerful as Boss.

Lil' Wayne - Services Rendered

Does Lil' Wayne sleep at night? I can't imagine that he does. The man is the hardest working rapper on the scene to day, even beating out Tupac (whose output has begun to look less like a geyser and more like a manageable stream). The fact is he's not even that great on the mic when you first hear him! He doesn't have the charisma of a Jay-Z or Snoop Dogg, and his albums are typically mixed bag affairs. So why is he number 4? I have no idea, except that he's managed to lodge onto my brain this year like a fucking STD.

Times New Viking - Present the Paisley Reich

Times New Viking like to get beer thrown on them as they play. Times New Viking sound as though they were recorded in a tin can or in a Perfect Sound Forever afterthought. Times New Viking wrote the best song about being a teenager ever, which pretty much ensures their greatness for all time.

Black Dice - Load Blown

Art school white boy funk for art school white boy people.

Beirut - Fly Club Cup

:Fap fap fap: (Hey, Fuck you. It's good. He's like the indie Michael MacDonald or something.)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Top Records of the Year Continue

But first...

Celebrate the birth of your lord and savior in style this Christmas with JFK of Kick Out the James! He'll be rocking "Jesus" songs all day so be sure to check it out.

And now for Jess Kelly of Say Goodbye to the Ground and her favorite records of the year. You will notice that aside from number one, Jess has dispensed with any sort of numerical hierarchy. A bold statement that says something about our reliance on quantification and ranking? We can only hope so.

#1 to the Max:
Do Make Say Think – You, You’re a History In Rust

The following tie for “Totally Sweet Highlights of 2k7, but Not #1, Nope, No Way”:
Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam
LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
Halleljuah the Hills – Collective Pyschosis Begone
Bread and Roses – Deep River Day
The Lucksmiths – Spring a Leak
Trans Am – Sex Change
Feist – The Reminder
Jason Anderson - Tonight

Friday, December 21, 2007

Top Ten of 2007 Part II

Here's Rock DJ Mike Mulhall's Best of '07 list. You'll note the list was compiled in the standard 1-N format, not that ridiculous N-1 style that has caused so much trouble for so many. When all the other lists are posted you'll probably agree that this list is objectively better than all the other lists, and maybe even all the other lists combined.

1. Stars of the Lid- And their Refinement of the Decline

2. Sir Richard Bishop- While my Guitar Violently Bleeds

3. Blank Dogs- All those EPs if you Compile them Together and Pretend it was an LP

4. Glenn Mercer- Wheels in Motion

5. Carbonas- S/T

6. Liars- S/T

7. King Khan & the Shrines- What Is?!

8. Grinderman- S/T

9. Psychedelic Horseshit- Magic Flowers Droned

10. No Age- Weirdo Rippers

Thursday, December 20, 2007

And So it Begins...

As 2007 sputters to a close, we here at the ZBC have been waxing nostalgic over the records we've heard this year. Yes, I will truly never forget the exact moment I heard the Jans Lekman record and thought, "Wow, this is really boring. Christ, did we really add this shit?"

Questionable adds aside, 2007 was a great year for music. For the next couple days, we'll be devoting blog space to our favorites of the year list and (probably) long-winded year end overviews. We promise that ours won't suck as hard as Pitchfork's though. Honest.

Today we have Court Hillman '07, former ZBC Rock DJ and resident computer dudes list. Stay tuned for more throughout the week!

Full Lengths
  1. Panda Bear's Person Pitch
  2. LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver
  3. Zeitkratzer's take on Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music
  4. Daft Punk's Alive 2007 live recording from Paris
  5. Ricardo Villalobos' Fabric 36 mix
  6. Rhys Chatham's A Crimson Grail (for 400 Electric Guitars)
  7. Animal Collective's Strawberry Jam
  8. Trans Am's Sex Change
  9. Black Dice's Load Blown
  10. Boredoms' Super Roots 8
  11. Justice's †
  12. Ellen Allien's Fabric 34 mix
  13. Battles' Mirrored
  14. Radiohead's In Rainbows
  15. Aa's gAame
  16. Pantha du Prince's This Bliss
  17. MIA's Kala
  18. Boris and Merzbow's live collaborative Rock Dream in Tokyo
  19. HEALTH's self titled release
  20. Deerhunter's Cryptogram's
- EYE's remixes of OOIOO (OOEYEOO)
- Gang Gang Dance's RAWWAR
- Free Blood's debut EP1

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Thursday, December 13th: WZBC Countdown + 2 Featured DJs at River Gods

December 13th is the 2nd Thursday of the month, so:

Countdown from 10-11:
WZBC's favorite tracks from our favorite discs of November

Plus 2 Featured DJs:
8:30 - 10: Tracey Stark (host of WZBC’s Mass Ave & Beyond every Friday from 5-6 pm) spinning some of her favorite local holiday and non-holiday tunes. Bands are invited to come with their own CDs to play on the spot.

11-1: Linda (host of WZBC's Shadowbox every Sunday from 6-8 pm) embracing the frigid darkness of December by indulging in some of the most deliciously listenable goth-tinged tracks of the last 25 years.

21+, no cover
125 River Street near Central Square
kitchen closes at 10, bar closes at 1.

WZBC's Top-14 of November 2007:
No. 14: Prints, “Too Much Water,” Prints (Temporary Residence)
No. 13: Gravenhurst, “Trust,” The Western Lands (Warp)
No. 12: We Are Wolves, “Fight & Kiss,” Total Magique (Dare to Care Canada)
No. 11: Grizzly Bear/CSS, “Knife” (covered by CSS), Friend (Warp)
No. 10: Kinski, “Alcohol and Passwords,” Down Below It’s Chaos,” (Sub Pop)
No. 9: Six Organs of Admittance, “Coming to Get You,” Shelter from the Ash (Drag City)
No. 8: Yea Big and Kid Static, “Joining Forces,” Yea Big and Kid Static (Jib Door)
No. 7: Caribou, “Sandy,” Andorra,” (Merge)
No. 6: Christina Kubisch, “Homage with Minimal Disinformation," Five Electrical Walks (Important)
No. 5: Bear in Heaven, “Bag of Bags,” Red Bloom of the Boom (Exile on Mainstream)
No. 4: A Place to Bury Strangers, “To Fix the Gash in Your Head," A Place to Bury Strangers (Killer Pimp)
No. 3: Wooden Shijps, “Blue Sky Bends,” Wooden Shijps (Holy Mountain)
No. 2: Black Dice, “Gore,” Load Blown (Paw Tracks)

No. 1: M.I.A., “20 Dollar,” Kala (Interscope)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Well, What ZBC Wants to Know is Whatever Happened to the OLD Pornographers.

Hey folks, be sure to tune in next week as we will be giving away three passes to the New Pornographers show at the Berklee Performance Center next Wednesday (Dec. 12)!

A pair of tickets will be given away during Rock II (10AM-12pm) on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week, so make sure to listen in for your chance to see one of the best goddamn AM Pop bands since the DeFranco Family! Will all 47 members turn out? Only by listening in and winning can you find out!

Saturday, December 1, 2007


For those of our listeners who don't notice every little development at WZBC (I'm talking about you Creepy Guy and the Democracy Now! audience), I'm happy to announce that we are now fully linked from our main web site! This means you don't have to go digging around through Google or scratch your head in confusion when someone mentions the WZBC Blog. It's right there, in all its hyperlinked glory.

In other news, we'll be posting individual DJs favorite records of 2007 lists here, so keep an eye out for those as the month goes on.

Also, thanks to everyone who tuned in for my Emo Sob Fest yesterday. You may notice on the program schedule listed on that Pip was scheduled to do a Test Pattern of "Good Vibrations" sessions. Well, I fucked up, and forgot that I was scheduled for next week, not yesterday. So those of you who tuned in to hear Brian Wilson shouting incomprehensible commands as grizzled session musicians only to hear poorly recorded ruminations on girls that don't exist and sunsets, I apologize. Pip will be doing his Test Pattern next Friday from 6pm - 7pm.

That's all for now!

Monday, November 26, 2007

This Week on Test Pattern: Super Mid 90s Emo Sob Fest with DJ Nick

Dust off those old Gloria Record 7" and revisit a simpler time - a time when college age boys wrote near incomprehensible lyrics about Illinois and maps; a time when looking "spock-like" was considered the height of fashion, and when telling a girl, "You know, Tim Kinsella and I used to play youth league soccer together" was a sure fire way into her tight fitting corduroys.

That's right, it's the first annual Super Mid-90s Emo Sob Fest!!!!

Call in, make requests, do whatever. But be sure to tune in whatever you do!

This Friday from 6-7pm EST.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

CMJ Charts 11/20

Radio 200

1 NO AGE Weirdo Rippers FatCat
2 WOODEN SHJIPS Wooden Shjips Holy Mountain
3 M.I.A. Kala Interscope
4 GRIZZLY BEAR Friend [EP] Warp
5 SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE Shelter From The Ash Drag City
6 KINSKI Down Below It's Chaos SUB POP
7 BONNIE PRINCE BILLY Ask Forgiveness Drag City
8 A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS A Place To Bury Strangers Killer Pimp
9 BLACK DICE Load Blown Paw Tracks
10 HEALTH Health Lovepump United
11 JOSE GONZALEZ In Our Nature Mute
12 GRAVENHURST Western Lands Warp
13 CARIBOU Andorra Merge
14 PRINTS Prints Temporary Residence Limited
15 MODESELEKTOR Happy Birthday! Bpitch Control
17 SIGUR ROS Hvarf-Heim XL
18 PEOPLE Misbegotten Man I And Ear
19 MUM Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy Fat Cat
20 LONEY, DEAR Sologne Rebel Group
21 GALACTIC From The Corner To The Block Anti
22 FEU THERESE Ca Va Congner Constellation
24 MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS You In Honey Friendly Noise
25 M83 Digital Shades, Vol. 1 Mute
26 CHARALAMBIDES Likeness Kranky
27 BASSNECTAR Underground Communication Om
28 BEAR IN HEAVEN Red Bloom Of The Boom Hometapes
29 STARS In Our Bedroom After The War Arts And Crafts
30 GLASS SET Couples Therapy [EP] Plant Music

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Radio 200 Charts

1 BLACK DICE Load Blown Paw Tracks
2 A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS A Place To Bury Strangers Killer Pimp
3 HALLELUJAH THE HILLS Collective Psychosis Begone Misra
4 WE ARE WOLVES Total Magique Dare To Care
5 BEAR IN HEAVEN Red Bloom Of The Boom Hometapes
6 BOYS NOIZE Oi Oi Oi Last Gang-Turbo
7 WOODEN SHJIPS Wooden Shjips Holy Mountain
8 CARIBOU Andorra Merge
9 ANGELS OF LIGHT We Are Him Young God
10 DIAL 168K Cede
11 I BROKE MY ROBOT Tomorrow Does Not Exist broken fader cartel
12 FEU THERESE Ca Va Congner Constellation
13 FLYING LOTUS Reset [EP] Warp
14 KINSKI Down Below It's Chaos SUB POP
15 LES SAVY FAV Let's Stay Friends Frenchkiss
16 PRINTS Prints Temporary Residence Limited
17 M.I.A. Kala Interscope
18 JOY DIVISION Still Rhino
19 OLD TIME RELIJUN Catharsis In Crisis K
20 BEAR CLAW Slow Speed: Deep Owls Sick Room
22 FRIGHTENED RABBIT Sing The Greys Hits The Fan
23 GANG GANG DANCE Rawwar Social Registry
24 ELECTRONICAT Chez Toi Disko B
25 IRON AND WINE The Shepherd's Dog SUB POP
26 LETTERS LETTERS* Letters Letters Type
27 SIGUR ROS Hvarf-Heim XL
28 AHLEUCHATISTAS Even In The Midst Cuneiform
29 3/4 HAD BEEN ELIMINATED Theology Soleilmoon
30 MAGIK MARKERS Boss Ecstatic Peace

Radio 200 Adds

1 JOY DIVISION Closer Rhino
2 I BROKE MY ROBOT Tomorrow Does Not Exist broken fader cartel
3 BOYS NOIZE Oi Oi Oi Last Gang-Turbo
5 FRIGHTENED RABBIT Sing The Greys Hits The Fan

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thursday, Nov. 16: WZBC Night at River Gods

Normally happens on the 2nd Thursday of the month, but we spent an extra week getting this one ready, so you know it's going to be extra special!

This Thursday, Nov. 16th WZBC Presents:

Monthly Countdown Plus 2 featured DJs

Countdown runs from 10-11 p.m.
Our favorite tracks from our favorite discs of October

This month's Featured WZBC DJs:
8:30 - 10: Joe Conran riding the line between rock and electronic, as heard every Monday from 1-3 p.m. on WZBC's Cheval Noir.

11-1: Matt Kane (host of WZBC's Hydrogen Economy every Friday from 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.) Matt's set at River Gods will feature messed-up fuzzy-brained electronics - new and old.

21+, no cover
125 River Street near Central Square
kitchen closes at 10, bar closes at 1

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Place to Bury Strangers at WZBC!!!

Apologies for the short notice, but I am very excited to announce that NYC noise-pop band A Place to Bury Strangers will be stopping by WZBC this Thursday before their show at the Middle East Upstairs with the Black Angels and will be laying down a couple tracks! The songs will be played this Friday during my show Spectra Sonic Sound (from 1pm to 3pm).

Be sure to tune in this Friday to hear these sick tracks!

Nick over and out.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween! (and R.I.P. Robert Goulet)

Today at 3pm, several student DJs will be getting together to do a series of dramatic readings of one of the most profound and well-known gothic poets of our age - Glenn Danzig. Join us TODAY on "The Electric Blue Watermelon" for a poetry reading that will with out a doubt be sinister in nature and questionable in content.


Robert Gerard Goulet, 1933 - 2007.

This isn't some winking irony bit. This is legitimate. I really liked Robert Goulet. He always seemed really nice, funny, and most importantly, self-deprecating. He was a man who could make retired grandma's forget about menopause and scream like prepubescent girls. He was also a man who could, with one well-hit note, make panthers purr. Seriously, the guys voice was like melted sex. White sex, sure, but sex just the same.

In his later years, he played engagements in Vegas, private parties for wealthy retirees, spoke out about prostate cancer, casted himself in some now classic commercials ("The two sweetest words in the English language after chorus girl — college hoops,") , played himself on "The Simpsons," and was immortalized by a now overly quoted Will Farrell impression.

Anyway, without getting too ridiculous here (because I know no one is going to take the seriously, which is fine), the thing that I always really liked about Robert Goulet is that he didn't care what you thought about him. And that, I guess, makes him pretty cool in my book.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Radio 200

1 BLACK DICE Load Blown Paw Tracks
2 FILM SCHOOL Hideout Beggars Banquet
3 OLD TIME RELIJUN Catharsis In Crisis K
4 GANG GANG DANCE Rawwar Social Registry
5 CARIBOU Andorra Merge
6 M83 Digital Shades, Vol. 1 Mute
7 CHARALAMBIDES Likeness Kranky
8 MUM Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy Fat Cat
9 MAGIK MARKERS Boss Ecstatic Peace
10 PREFUSE 73 Preparations Warp
11 MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS you in honey friendly noise
12 STUDIO Yearbook 1 Information
13 THE MAYBELLES leavin' town little red hen
14 BIRD NAMES wooden lake/sexual diner unsound records
15 BLACK LIPS Good Bad Not Evil Vice
16 AKRON/FAMILY Love Is Simple Young God
17 OM Pilgrimage Southern Lord
18 WOODEN SHJIPS Wooden Shjips Holy Mountain
19 LES SAVY FAV Let's Stay Friends Frenchkiss
20 GRAVENHURST Western Lands Warp
21 JAPANTHER Skuffed Up My Huffy Tapes
22 SIC ALPS Description Of The Harbour awesome vistas
23 MV AND EE WITH THE GOLDEN ROAD Gettin Gone Ecstatic Peace
24 AFROMOTIVE Scare Tactics Harmonized
25 DEVENDRA BANHART Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon XL-Beggars
27 VAGIANT public display of infection self-released
28 HAUNTED GEORGE Pile O'Meat Hook Or Crook
29 SCOUT NIBLETT This Fool Can Die Now Beggars
30 COPAL eso terra copal

Radio 200 Adds

1 BLACK DICE Load Blown Paw Tracks
2 GANG GANG DANCE Rawwar Social Registry
3 THESE ARE POWERS Terrific Seasons Hoss
4 WHITE RABBITS Fort Nightly Say Hey
5 LONEY, DEAR Sologne Rebel Group
6 MUSCLES Guns Babes Lemonade Modular

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

ZBC Charts 10/22

Radio 200

1 WOODEN SHJIPS Wooden Shjips Holy Mountain
2 FILM SCHOOL Hideout Beggars Banquet
3 CIRCLE Katapult No Quarter
4 MODESELEKTOR Happy Birthday! Bpitch Control
5 MUM Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy Fat Cat
6 APPARAT Walls Shitkatapult
7 PSYCHIC TV Hell Is Invisible... Heaven Is Here
8 SIGNAL TO TRUST Golden Armour Modern Radio
9 HEALTH Health Lovepump United
11 PRINTS Prints Temporary Residence Limited
12 CLIPD BEAKS Horse Lords lovepump
13 JAPANTHER Skuffed Up My Huffy Tapes
14 GRAVENHURST Western Lands Warp
15 YASUSHI MIURA Eternal Clash Karidome
16 ANGELS OF LIGHT We Are Him Young God
17 KINSKI Down Below It's Chaos SUB POP
18 BLACK LIPS Good Bad Not Evil Vice
19 FEU THERESE Constellation
20 VAMPIRE HANDS Virgin Dust/American Lips
21 PREFUSE 73 Preparations Warp
22 YIKES Whoa Comas/Blood Bomb Kill Shaman
23 STRINGS OF CONSCIOUSNESS Our Moon Is Full Central Control
24 M83 Digital Shades, Vol. 1 Mute
25 DIRTY PROJECTORS Rise Above Dead Oceans
26 GULF Chinatown self released
27 BRING BACK THE GUNS Dry Futures Feow
28 HEAVY That Kind Of Man Counter
29 PEOPLE Misbegotten Man I And Ear
30 M.I.A. Kala Interscope

No Adds this week -hey man it happpens, get over it
but the new prints, black dice, and gang gang dance CDs are pretty delicious

Friday, October 19, 2007

WZBC is Singularity Stupid

Recently, WZBC has received several phone calls from "Dr." Gene Ray, master electrician, marbles enthusiast, and founder of the Time Cube theory of life. During our conversations, Dr. Gene Ray has contended that we, WZBC, have hacked his website and have redirected all the traffic to YouTube. He has also threatened legal action.

He states on his website:

"Now, Boston College WZBC
has a link on my Time Cube
Site - highjacking it to the
YouTube Site - doing great
harm to a site I have nutured
over 10 years on the web, and
at a personal cost of several
hundred thousands of dollars."

Given that the last time WZBC had any contact with Dr. Gene Ray was when one of our DJs conducted an interview with him in the fall of 2005, this claim is highly dubious, and in reality, flat out false. But should there be any further doubt as to our hand in the matter, let me help kill those doubts.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Concert Report

Until the link at is fixed, the WZBC concert report can be accessed directly by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Charts 10/8

Radio 200

1 MUM Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy Fat Cat
2 VARIOUS ARTISTS Boston Underground 1979-1982 Moulty
3 IRON AND WINE The Shepherd's Dog SUB POP
5 AKRON/FAMILY Love Is Simple Young God
6 SIR RICHARD BISHOP Polytheistic Fragments Drag City
7 LETTERS LETTERS* Letters Letters Type
8 WOODEN SHJIPS Wooden Shjips Holy Mountain
9 ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Strawberry Jam Domino
10 CARIBOU Andorra Merge
11 GHOST In Stormy Nights Drag City
12 POLYETHYLENE What Goes On Inside Houses Optimistic
13 MAGIK MARKERS Boss Ecstatic Peace
15 KINSKI Down Below It's Chaos SUB POP
16 SIC ALPS Description Of The Harbour awesome vistas
17 YASUSHI MIURA Eternal Clash Karidome
18 GNAC The Arrival Of The Fog LTM
20 FRIDGE The Sun Temporary Residence
22 VARIOUS The Portable Supersound Smalltown Supersound
23 MICKEY HART AND ZAKIR HUSSAIN Global Drum Project Shout! Factory
24 ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI Places Like This Polyvinyl
25 DEVENDRA BANHART Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon XL-Beggars
26 FIRE ENGINES Hungry Beat Acute
27 GRAND OLE PARTY Humanimals DH
28 BLACK LIPS Good Bad Not Evil Vice
29 HEALTH Health Lovepump United
30 HRSTA Ghosts Will Come And Kiss Our Eyes Constellation

Radio 200 Adds

1 LETTERS LETTERS* Letters Letters Type
2 SIR RICHARD BISHOP Polytheistic Fragments Drag City
3 HEALTH Health Lovepump United
4 YASUSHI MIURA Eternal Clash Karidome
5 IRON AND WINE The Shepherd's Dog SUB POP

WZBC Presents: Countdown + 2 Featured DJs at River Gods

This Thursday, October 10 - and the 2nd Thursday of every month
WZBC Presents a monthly countdown + 2 featured DJs at River Gods
Countdown from 10-11 p.m. - WZBC's favorite tracks from our favorite discs of the previous month
Featured DJs this Thursday:
8:30 - 10: DJ Phader Playing chopped up bits that provoke whiskey soaked lips to
mutter, " I remember when..."

Jess: Close your eyes and imagine an "80s Night"...if you're thinking
"gag me with a spoon!" then get stoked. She will be spinning her
favorite punk rock, post-punk, and only-slightly-cliche nostaglia from
1979-1990. Hot pants are discouraged.

21+, no cover
kitchen closes at 10, bar closes at 1
125 River Street near Central Square

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Upcoming Live In-Studio

On Sunday, October 21, three members of local music collective Euphony Groove will be stopping by came from the east from 4-5 p.m. The band will be playing a live set featuring the ney, guitar, percussion, and bouzouki, talking about their modern use of ancient instruments, and upcoming shows in the region. Tune in for original and improvised sounds of the near & far east. For more info, contact itcamefromtheeast [at]

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Welcome to the WZBC Blog!

Hey folks,

This is our new blog. We're pretty excited about it. Hopefully there will be some sick content up here soon. In the meantime, allow me to show you the cover of our Fall 2007 program guides, which was lovingly crafted by our Publicity Director David Dekeyser, with special help from SaxHorse.

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- Nick