The Sting

WRUR's Online Radio Station

The Sting

WRUR's Online Radio Station

Friday Night Live

Just this past week, the station has started broadcasting UR Concerts’ Friday Night Live.
Friday Night Live is a weekly concert in Starbucks at the University of Rochester. Updates from each week’s show can be found here, on the Friday Night Live page.

Below is a picture from last week’s, which featured Gabe Becker & Blake Harriman.
Next week’s concert will feature Yang Yang and Reid Zuckerman. Facebook Event.

Gabe Becker & Blake Harriman

Scanning Party!

music catalog home view
This weekend, our station took the first steps to digitizing our CD catalog!  Using our fancy new scanning machines, we have added a bunch of CDs, and their reviews, to our online database.  Eventually, all of our CDs will be scanned and online, so it will be very easy to see what we have and what we need to get.  The party was full of pizza and good vibes, and apparently bubble tea.  Keep your ears open for future parties.

Walk the Rocks: How to Understand Hip Hop

On November 3, Complex published an article titled “Why Did Everyone Claim to Enjoy Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’?”. The article criticized other websites and media for releasing interviews too quickly after the album’s release, and went further to call the album “overwhelming” in its portrayal of Black experience. Today at 5 DJ Birdbrain and I will be discussing what it means to “understand” an album, as well as said article. Here are DJ Birdbrain’s thoughts as a start:

“While questioning the quick turnarounds of reviews after a dense albums release is valid, implying the the album doesn’t deserve that praise and is also misunderstood by the masses is just ignorant. All this article proves is that the writer is not connected to the music of the album, and tries to say the album is important without even believing it themselves.
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Halloween Radio Drama Special Tuesday at 8 pm
This Tuesday, 11/3, WRUR is premiering two radio dramas written, directed, voice acted, and edited by University of Rochester students. First will be John Falls into Another Dimension, a Lovecraftian Horror radio drama that follows one man during a series of increasingly unsettling events. The second will be Cops and Robbers, which documents a botched robbery. Both dramas were produced by The Pocket Radio Theater.

Walk the Rocks: Hip Hop and Sexuality

Today on Walk the Rocks, DJ Birdbrain and I discuss the complex connections between Hip Hop artists and sexuality, especially in relation to queer theory. Artists such as Azealia Banks, Janelle Monae, and The Internet have challenged the perceived dominance oh the heterosexual male in Hip Hop, and subvert gender norms through their music and live performances. Join us as we discuss the direction of Hip Hop as guided by artists embedded in Feminist theory, perceived notions of gender in Hip Hop, and much more. Our playlist today highlights our favorite sounds of the summer! Tune in today at 5 to hear the latest in Hip Hop discussion and music!


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