This week we are reminded to keep calm and think positively.
Join us for a Pokémon Themed Night at the Museum featuring a scavenger hunt, planetarium shows, a make-your-own wolverine footprint station, and pizza at 10pm.
Meet some of the DJ's from WCBN and find out what we're all about!
Free to students with M-Card!
Literati is pleased to partner with the University of Michigan's Sweetland Center for Writing in support of their Word Squared: Writer to Writer program. Professor Philip J. Deloria is this installment's featured guest.
Hear directly from University professors about their challenges, processes, and expectations as writers and also as readers of student writing.
This session will be broadcasted live on WCBN. If there's anything you've ever wanted to ask a professor about writing, Word Squared gives you the chance.
WCBN presents Clear Plastic Masks live and free in a university lecture hall! This rag tag band of garage rockers are finishing up a release tour for their sophomore LP, Nazi Hologram, with your pals here at WCBN.
It's all going down in Angell Hall Auditorium B this Saturday night at 9:45 p.m. Students, radioers, vibers, lovers, hoodlums, and rugrats get in free. See you there!
On Thursday, August 4 at 1 PM, WCBN welcomes Paul VornHagen, a bandleader in his own right and member of the award-winning Lunar Octet and Tumbao Bravo for an in-studio interview and recorded music feature. Substitute DJ Michael G. Nastos will conduct this talk during the Freeform with Ian radio program.
Some thirty years after they formed, The Lunar Octet reunited two years ago at the Kerrytown Concert House, and in mid-July of this year at the Michigan Jazz Festival. They will be joining together again to play the Flint Jazz Festival Saturday, August 13, and The Ark on Sunday, August 14. Out-of-town residents and former Ann Arborites, leader/drummer Jon Krosnick (Northern California), saxophonist/composer Steve Hiltner (North Carolina) and keyboardist Mark Kieswetter (Toronto) will reconvene in an expanded Lunar Octet with Ann Arbor’s Sam Clark on electric guitar, percussionists Aron Kaufman and Olman Piedra, Mid-Michigan bassist Jeff Dalton, founding bassists Dan Bilich and Dan Ladin, and A2 trumpeter Brandon Cooper for these performances.
Ann Arbor-based multi-woodwind veteran and vocalist Paul VornHagen will be on the airwaves to discuss his solo career, his new PKO label CD, history of the ensembles, the band members various roles, as well as the repertoire of original Latin, jazz, funk and fusion that has served The Lunar Octet well over many decades.
To listen to this broadcast, either tune in to 88.3 FM Ann Arbor or follow the link at the top of this page to stream online.
On Saturday at 2 PM, WCBN will be welcoming Mark Lavengood—bluegrass artist and dobroist extroardinaire—and his band on The Down Home Show to talk with Tex and perform live on the air! Lavengood, a Grand Rapids native, mastered a variety of musical instruments and genres before entering the Michigan bluegrass scene, then turning to perfect his technique with the dobro, a type of resonator guitar, and forming his Mark Lavengood Bluegrass Bonanza! band. Be sure to tune in to 88.3 FM, or click the link at the top of this page to stream live, and enjoy this special presentation of some of the best country-related music in Michigan.
On Friday at 8 PM, Sean will be taking the helm on this week's What It Is and featuring an incredible treat. Bill Laswell has put together an epic mixtape highlighting his work with Bernie Worrell, and Sean will be sharing it with us. Here's what Sean has to say about this feature:
"Bill Laswell is a legendary producer and Bernie Worrell is the legendary keyboard player for Parliament and Funkadelic, Talking Heads and countless others. Bill and Bernie worked together extensively over the years and this is a mixtape of some of those collaborations put together by Bill Laswell himself."
You won't hear this kind of quality material anywhere else, so tune into 88.3 FM tomorrow night (or stream right here—look for the link at the top of the page)!