WRCT is giving you TWO chances to win tickets to ZOOGMA w/ Universal Beat Union March 28 at Club Cafe. Tune in to Couch Dancing with DJ Firefly Wednesday (3/19) 2-5pm or The Hustle on Sunday (3/23) 3-5pm to win!
More info on the show below:
Music lovers who have attended summer music festivals in recent years may have seen signs and totems with the words “WTF is ZOOGMA?”
Evolving in the dirty south, ZOOGMA’s sound combines the sonic diversity and precision of a DJ with the excitement and immediacy of a four-piece rock group. ZOOGMA is able to blend genres in a musical experience that is refreshingly original yet steeped in dance music tradition, appealing to a range of audiences. Known for their energetic performances and retina pleasing light shows, the band consistently dishes out heavyweight beat-driven dance parties across the nation.
ZOOGMA will be in Pittsburgh for the first time on March 28, 2014, in support of their new album Anthems 4 Androids! This, and all of ZOOGMA’s music can be downloaded for free from zoogma.net.
Opening for ZOOGMA will be Pittsburgh’s Universal Beat Union. UBU is a progressive electronic/rock trio featuring WRCT’s DJ Firefly on synths, her husband ERX on electronic drums, and long-time Pittsburgh guitarist Paul Ferraro. With diverse tastes and backgrounds, this fiercely creative group serves up an intriguing blend of musical styles that suddenly seem to have more in common than anyone thought. A captivating symphony of three!
On March 5, WRCT welcomed female rapper and social/political/environmental activist Kellee Maize into the studio. She sat at her computer (homemade juice at hand), loaded up a beat, and began one of the most entertaining and interesting sessions I’ve been a part of. Quite literally. She had me clap alongand even sing with her for a few songs. The whole studio was bumping! Listen to the whole session below.
From the moment Kellee arrived, she had so much positive energy surrounding her that it was no surprise to hear how incredibly involved she is in the Pittsburgh community. Her company, Nakturnal, is dedicated to building and connecting artists within the community. Every other month they host an arts showcase called RAW which helps artists spread their work and their message. My favorite quote from the session: “We all have a voice and all have something to share, and it’s really about us all, together, growing.”
Tune into Pinkney Hall on Fridays from 9-10 a.m. for the following themed broadcasts.
To keep from playing the same songs over and over again, during most shows, we play some new music and music from artists with shows in Pittsburgh. In addition, during March, our song selection will be governed by the following themes:
March 7 — International Women’s Day 2014 is on March 8, so we will play songs by women artists.
March 14 — No show on the 14th! Kenny Joe will be out out of town attending the West Philadelphia Orchestra/Raya Brass Band double bill in Philadelphia.
March 21 — On the day after the vernal equinox, we’ll be playing spring songs.
March 28 — Tune in on March 28 and you’ll hear musics from Eastern Europe.