"I'm with the Band," I thought as I posed awkwardly with the Punch Drunk Taglongs
In case you missed it, Cleveland's famous Brite Winter Art and Music Festival on the West Bank of the Flats was this past Saturday. I almost froze but it was totally worth it to hear some incredible local music and experience all the Cleveland scene has to offer. At the festival I had the opportunity to meet and see The Punch Drunk Tagalongs. Their sound is all over the place with elements of indie rock, grunge and shoegaze...but trust me, it's cool. Alisha Stahnke, the front woman of the group has the ability to whisper or shriek into the mic at a moments notice and along with their raw and fun energy, it's impossible not to have a good time seeing them live. They're also incredibly friendly and down to earth and it was great just to meet with them and hang out at the festival. Their performance was even better than I could have imagined and they didn't disappoint fans by playing their latest single, "Hazy." Although the band began in Akron they now reside in Cleveland and are quickly becoming a Cleveland favorite. If you missed them at Brite there's still plenty of opportunities to see them. They plan to release their first full length album on April 7th and will celebrate it with an album release party at the Grog Shop. They'll also be playing with another Cleveland favorite, Nights.
If you want to hear more from Alisha of the Punch Drunk Tagalongs, check out our recorded interview on our SoundCloud. You can now listen to their latest single "Hazy" on their Spotify, Bandcamp or on WBGU-FM's local hour. But remember, you heard it here first.
“Not Thrilled”?? Worst name for an awesome album that is definitely thrilling.
Fine China are indie rock band from Phoenix, Arizona originally formed in 1997. They have taken the indie stage this year with a killer comeback. I’m a typical indie rock/emo/new wave music fan and this has become the soundtrack of my life lately. I haven’t stopped listening to it since I discovered it. The band’s definitely got some Cure and Smiths influence but they balance it well with fresh melodies and riffs. Their guitars are seriously groovy and bound to make an impression on you.
Favorite tracks: “Anybody Else” is the first up. Great establishing track of the band’s sound and what’s to come. Chill jam that you’ll definitely be singing along to after one listen. “The Light of Spring” comes next and was the first song I heard off the album. Twinkly fast paced guitar and synths, what’s not to love? “Feel Not” might be my favorite, favorite. The chorus is crazy powerful. You can feel the energy through the track and It makes me want to belt it out with him every time I hear it. Sidenote: it’s super cool to listen to when you’re on a plane and taking off. “Iron is Your Love” is chill but insanely catchy. Rob Withem’s vocal range is seriously impressive and impossible to not fall in love with.
Honestly love every track off the album and how often can you say that about a band? Even if you aren’t a huge fan, I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying something off this album. It’s easy listening at the very least. Check it out. If you don’t love it, you’re wrong. The album is available to stream on Spotify but you heard it first from WBGU-FM.
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Watch the Falcon Flame Game!
No Valentine’s Day plans? That’s a bummer. But wait! You can watch OTHER people find love this Valentine’s Day. Starting at 4:30pm, Falcon Media’s will be hosting The Falcon Flame Game, a remake of the 60s/70s dating game helping BGSU students find their Falcon Flame. The show will be recorded live in front out a studio audience and broadcast live on facebook.com/BGFalconmedia
The Falcon Flame Game is brought to you by Cookie Jar. Cookie Jar’s Valentine’s Day special includes a frosted sugar heart cookie and their signature chocolate covered strawberry cookies. They’re locally made with love in Downtown Bowling Green
The Falcon Flame Game is sponsored by Qdoba Mexican Grill.
Valentines day specials includes #QDOBAforaKiss. Get ready to celebrate your love of QDOBA and No Kid Hungry on Valentine's Day. Stop by any participating QDOBA on February 14, purchase an entrée, share a smooch and get a free entrée - no coupon necessary.
The Falcon Flame Game is sponsored by BG Burgers. Combining the American Classic with the Local Neighborhood staple from Bellville Meats to create the perfect little place to get that big juicy burger and more! BG Burgers also offers appetizers, salads, wings, and even something sweet like Cheesecake factory cheesecake! BG Burgers, where the Burger meats the bun!
Exhale and Create: The Falcon Flame Game is brought to you by Exhale and Create. A DIY inspired creative studio, Exhale and Create is a fun and creative space for group classes or private parties. Have a craft you have pinned on Pinterest but will never get around to making? Exhale and create can help! More information can be found at exhaleandcreate.com
Falcon Swing Society:
The Falcon Flame Game is brought to you by The Falcon Swing Society, offering weekly lessons and informal dances every Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m in the Anderson Arena Lobby. No experience or partner is necessary, they’ll teach you everything you need to know. And your first visit is free! The Falcon Swing Society (FSS) is open to community members and students. After the first lesson, the Membership fee is only $10 a semester.
Ever watch a movie or TV show and wonder Why do I feel so nostalgic during this scene? Or so happy or so sad?
Chances are – it’s because of the music. Cinema Tunes is all about the music. And the cinema. Hosted by Maddy Grimm and featuring notable soundtracks and songs as well as up and coming indie artists who might just find their way into a soundtrack someday. Stay Cinema Tuned every Thursday 10pm-11pm on 88.1 WBGU-FM to learn about the connections between music and media.
Aardvark Underwriting Spots Spot 1: Suzanna & Sam “The Vark”
Sam: Hey Suz, what’s up?
Suz: Ugh. My sorority is having a bar crawl and I don’t know what to wear.
Sam: Why not get matching t-shirts? That’d be funny
Suz: Matching shirts?? How can I do that?
Sam: You know, the Vark…..Aardvark downtown. They make designs and shirts all the time for BG students. You can design your own artwork too if you want. WBGU FM is brought to you by Aardvark Screen printing and embroidery. Located at 123 S. Main St. Bowling Green, Ohio and always open at aardvarkspe.com
Spot 2: Family WBGU FM is brought to you by Aardvark Screen printing and embroidery. Want to print a funny family quote on a mug? Or get some matching t shirts for a family reunion? Aardvark Screen Printing and Embroidery can help. A veteran-owned family business serving the community for over 25 years. Located on 123 S. Main St. Bowling Green, Ohio and always open at aardvarkspe.com
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BRITE WINTER RADIO PROMO
The end of winter should be a celebration.
(SFX: crowd screams) Spring is approaching, warm weather is coming but more importantly, so is your favorite winter music festival. This winter will be celebrated the right way with Cleveland’s famous – Brite Winter Art and Music Festival.
The 8th annual Brite Winter Art and Music Festival will take place on February 18th at the Flats West bank in Cleveland, Ohio. The festival runs from 3:00pm to approximately 2:00am. The show will feature over 30 local bands on six indoor/outdoor stages, fire pits, s’more making, over 10,000 square feet of heated artful experiences, and more food and beverage trucks than ever before. The best part? The event is open to the public and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Art, Music, Fire, and Fun. You won’t find a better combination of support for the local arts. More information can be found at britewinter.com or the Brite Winter Facebook page. (Have a Brite Winter)