The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases. This week: a web series, rock frontmen being awesome, and two rad shows sponsored by your favorite alt station.
Patrick Stump sings National Anthem at Game 3 of World Series
For the first time in 71 years, Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs, hosted the World Series. Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy frontman and Chicago native, opened Game 3 with a powerful rendition of the National Anthem. He wasn’t the only one to show his singing chops. Bill Murray impersonated Daffy Duck’s voice as he sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” It must have been good luck, because the Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 107 years! #FlytheW
WBRU Winter Warmer
Celebrate the season with Winter Warmer, featuring Warpaint, K.Flay, and Joseph! Proceeds from the December 14th concert at Lupo's benefit Girls Rock! RI, a nonprofit that uses music to empower young girls. Get your tickets now for $15, or pay $18 at the door. The doors open at 7 PM and show begins at 8 PM. Learn more here!
The Maine launches web series
To prepare for their new album, a follow-up to 2015’s American Candy, The Maine has released a web series, Miserable Youth, available exclusively on YouTube. In the first episode, we take a look inside the band’s recording home in Northern California. Watch the first episode here!
Billie Joe Armstrong performed original songs for his new movie
In the recently released movie Ordinary World, Billie Joe Armstrong plays Perry, an aging, former punk rocker facing a mid-life crisis on his fortieth birthday. For the film, Armstrong wrote and performed two new songs, “Devil’s Kind” and “Body Bag.” A third track, “Ordinary World,” is also featured on the band’s third No.1 album Revolution Radio.
WBRU New Year’s Eve Eve
New Year can’t come soon enough? WBRU and Gogol Bordello have got you covered. Kick off your celebration a day early on December 30th at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel. Doors open at 8 PM and show begins at 9 PM. Learn more here!