Monday, December 14, 2009

Selected Setlists From WMUA's Vinyl Fair on Saturday December 5th 2009.

Setlists after the break.


Friday, August 21, 2009

WMUA loves beards.

I've been neglecting my duties on the blog lately, but this show tonight is so awesome that it pulled me out of my posting slump.

Friday, August 21st (that's tonight!)
DANIEL HIGGS (he used to be in an amazing band called Lungfish; maybe you've heard of them)
at the APE Gallery (126 Main Street) in Northampton
8pm, $5

While you're there, check out the excellent Release The River art show, featuring drawings from a whole slew of rad area folks!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Chaos 1st Music Festival

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Join us for Chaos 1st! : An all-day music festival brought to you by WMUA at UMass Amherst on Sunday, August 16th.
Bands will begin playing at 2pm SHARP outside on the Library Lawn (inbetween the campus pond and the library) until 6pm and move into the Student Union Ballroom from 7pm to Midnight!
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Noise Nomads!
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Invisible Circle!
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Id M Theftable!
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Brava Spectre!
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Problem With Dragons!
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Gastric Lavage!
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Cellura Peptid!
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White Crime!
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Able Archer!
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Untitled Original!
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Sisters and Brothers!
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Yak Snot!
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19 Bands back to back! Be there or be square!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

concert photos! golden cities + these are powers.

big thanks again to fossil mountain, hadoken, golden cities, and these are powers for playing wmua's summer kick-off concert on june 15. it was a total blast, we were so glad to have all those bands on board. everyone kicked some serious tush.

some photos from the night:

golden cities
Golden Cities
Golden Cities
these are powers
Anna Barie of These Are Powers
Pat Noecker('s bass) of These Are Powers
Bill Salas of These Are Powers
Anna Barie of These Are Powers
Pat Noecker of These Are Powers
Bill Salas of These Are Powers
Anna Barie of These Are Powers

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Yeah, yeah! WMUA has a podcast page now (, where you can currently download two live in-studio noise performances by Rot Ton Bone and Skirt Flank & Pizzle from the 6/13/09 episode of MYNDBLYNDRZ. Hopefully many more podcasts are to come as we upload archived and future in-studios and interviews.

ONE CATCH! There aren't going to be many full show podcasts, because, in order to avoid breaking copyright laws, the podcasts have to feature music that has been given the consent of the artist or label to use. EACH and EVERY artist. That's like 50 artists per show. So don't expect your favorite WMUA shows to start putting up every episode online, this isn't a replacement for the real deal - that is good olde fashioned WMUA live broadcasts, streamin and reamin out yr computer and radio speakers (respectively).

So please... SUBSCRIBE! The instructions are listed on the page, and if you use an RSS Feed or iTunes, its easy as pie. If you are a WMUA dj, please contact Gabe, Dana or Wei for information on how you can post your own stuff.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


You know we at WMUA, we're big fans of our listeners (and blog readers). We just love to make you smile, whether its the music we pump through the frequencies and online streams, the on-air giveaways we surprise you with, the record festivals we organize now and then, or the badA$$ free concerts we like to throw every coupla months. And our FREE SUMMER KICK OFF CONCERT on June 15th is no exception!!!

In the words of that seductive chanteuse, Alice Cooper, "schooool's out for summer!", but that doesn't mean we've forgotten about our loyal local listeners (nor does it mean that our summer programming is any less balls-2-tha-wall). That's why when These Are Powers asked us to help them get a show together in the valley, we were like BRING IT OWWWN! Yadda yadda yadda, here's a press release...

"WMUA 91.1fm is launching off the summer season with a free avant-garde rock concert on Monday, June 15th at the Earthfoods Cafe in the UMass Campus Center. The line-up features UMass' resident soundscapers Hadoken, the debut performance by Amherst instrumental punk melody-makers Fossil Mountain, psychedelic post-rock from Houston's Golden Cities, and is headlined by Brooklyn's experimental dance-deconstructionists These Are Powers. Currently traversing the East Coast to promote their sophomore album on Dead Oceans, All Aboard Future, These Are Powers (press kit) combine elements of noise, electronic, dance and punk into a heavy sonic assault that promises a memorable live show.

The show will start at 8pm, doors will open at 7:30. Mark your calendars and help us spread the word about this free, exciting evening of underground rock and roll. Please contact or visit for more information."

Thursday, May 14, 2009

photo report: wmua's spring record fair.

hey hey, so in the spirit of capturing wmua's history as it happens, here are some photos from our april 4 record fair. they're not very good photos, but i never claimed to be a photographer.

rosa drives a hard bargain! (catch her on air wednesdays 12 - 2:30.)

gabe has a giggle while holding down the 1s and 2s.

now i play something.

turn it up repping noho at the fair.

it's all about digging.

wmua's rock block represents.

sesame street band aids <3s the smiths.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

flywheel record fair!

hey everyone! what are you doing this saturday morning? what's that, you're supporting your local arts collective and checking out their new space? cool!

that's right, flywheel is throwing their twice-a-year record fair from 10 - 3. you can get a sneak peak at their new home, the former easthampton town hall. it's a really great space, it's gonna get you pumped for the forthcoming grand reopening.

bring yr ears, and bring yr wallets! (and then after you beef up yr record collection, head to amherst for the second week of the farmer's market. i love spring!)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Hi WMUA Listeners - Ladewtangclan here.

Jandek went all LAST EXIT / Funkadelic at his first show in Houston 04/05/2009.

I didn't believe it either until someone showed me this.

When are we getting 'dek to New England again? I'll see you all there.

Until then - Parts and Labor awaits this weekend - see for more info.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thurston Moore Book Signing - Northampton MA

Tuesday March 3rd 2009
7:30 PM @ A.P.E. Gallery
126 Main St Northampton MA

Thurston will be involved in a multimedia presentation focusing on his 2008 book written with Byron Coley No Wave Post-Punk Underground New York 1976-1980

Be there to support Flywheel in opening their new space!

R.I.P. Touch and Go Records

Pitchfork is reporting T+G will no longer release new music. I am one sad, sad panda today, folks.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

MAgik Markers / Thurston Moore & Mats Gustaffson et. al 01/29/09 Florence MA

This Thursday 1/29 in Florence at the vfw, CT's own Magik Markers!


Thurston Moore will be performing alongside Sweedish free jazz stalwart Mats Gustafsson. I'll refrain from naming too many names of the latter 2 musician's spec sheets, but lets just say that they are also a major chunk of a group called Original Silence which should be checked out promptly @

Noise nomads, Bill Nace and Pak will also be on hand.

8pm. 7 bucks. 18 meadow st. florence

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday, Feb. 3rd @ Earthfoods @7:00

The Cheaters Club

Sunrise Swords

Eric Hnatow


Mark Brown

Thrust Lab

PS. If you have christmas lights or any other type of colorful/fancy lighting, BRING EM