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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

This week in history - all you need to know about this week's musical past lives.
1902: The Gibson Mandolin guitar company was formed. Gibson's first electric guitar the ES-150 was produced in 1936, and in 1946 Gibson introduced the P-90 single coil pickup, which was eventually used on the first Les Paul model made in 1952.

1964: The B

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Moving Debut from Hozier: Self Titled Album Review

This summer, I believe I spent one full day watching videos of “So You Think You Can Dance”’s Jessica and Casey dancing to “Like Real People Do” by Hozier. I had become a bit obsessed with the show, and this rout

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Catfish And The Bottlemen: The Balcony

One listen to Catfish And The Bottlemen's debut album "The Balcony", and you will undoubtedly be transported back 10 years to 2004, when garage rock was at the forefront of indie rock success and shaggy-haired-leather-clad frontmen were a dime a dozen. The big glaring difference between Catfish And

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Under the Covers: Chvrches / Arctic Monkeys

Your weekly dose of genre-bending with your favorite WBRU artists/songs!
From the genuinely good to the what-the-hell weird, we got you covered.

 

Earlier this year, Chvrches synth-ified the Arctic

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Home BRU’d Sessions: ZOX

John Zox eats an apple. The drummer’s bites echo around the sound-proofed room in downtown Pawtucket. Spencer Swain takes out a violin and gives it a few strokes with his bow. In the space next door, some band practices their cover of the Beatles’ "Daytripper", but when we close the door, the sound fades away

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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music

The Wrap-Up brings you the 10 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases.
HEADLINES OF THE WEEK
 

1. New Lorde song is here!

As promised in last week's Wrap-Up, Lorde's single "Yellow Flicker Beat"

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

Here are the deets on what went down this week in music history:

1945 – Elvis Presley made his debut public appearance in a talent contest at the Mississippi Alabama Dairy Show. Ten-year-old Elvis sang 'Old Shep' and came in 2nd place, winning $5 and free carnival rides. Guess all the g

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Home BRU’d Session: Neo Nouveau

After the whimsical straight-up rock n' roll of their 2013 release "Action Figures", Providence pop-punk outfit Neo Nouveau has been keeping things on the down low. They only play a couple shows a year, so catching them when you can

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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music

The Wrap-Up brings you the 10 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases.
HEADLINES OF THE WEEK
1. Radiohead is recording new music

On Tuesday, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke posted a sequence of cryptic tweets telling fans that they have been recording new mus

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

1964: The Temptations record their hit song, 'My Girl,' which goes on to be their first US number one.

1965: Towards the end of a long European tour, Roger Daltry punches Keith Moon and is temporarily kicked out of The Who. (Moon was probably seeing st

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