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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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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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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts

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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The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts

NEW WBRU FEATURE, The Wrap-Up brings you the 10 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about the best new album and music video releases.
HEADLINES OF THE WEEK
1. Julian Casablancas open

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Throwback Thursday: This Week in History

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

1931: The first long-playing record, a 33 1/3 rpm recording, was demonstrated at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York. The high price of record players ($95, $1140 in today's standards) doomed the technology, however, and it would not be revived for another 17 years.

1955: Little Richard enters

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Boston Calling Behind the Scenes

Taz and Race hit the road to Boston a few weeks back for this Falls edition of Boston Calling Music Festival! Whether you were luckily enough to win tickets from WBRU or not, check out our behind-the-scenes exclusives below!

First we got the chance to sit down with Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots on their tour bus to talk about their bl

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Broods at Fete: All You May Have Missed!

 

I walked into Fete for about 2 minutes only to find myself back outside, standing in the parking lot with the rest of the crowd. The fire alarm had gone off during Jetty’s set. The openers took it all in stride and returned to t

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Home BRU’d Session: Kid Mountain

An old Home Bru'd favorite, Kid Mountain stopped by the studios for this week's exclusive Home BRU'd Session (and broke new ground by bringing a Glockenspiel into the building). Check out the exclusive set RIGHT HERE. The latest from WBRU Home Bru'd:

A quick

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Home BRU’d Session: Ravi Shavi

Brace yourself, cyber travelers, because we may have the craziest Home BRU'd Session yet for you this week! Meet Ravi Shavi, one of the craziest names in Providence rock. Don't believe me? See for yourself - we have four exclusive live tracks and an interview BELOW!

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