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Apr 10, 2014
If you read the Buzzworthy you would know that we polled St. Bonaventure Campus what they were listening to. Here are the full results of what SBU is listening to:
U2, Beatles, Tragically Hip, Van Morrison, Dr. John, Tab Benoit, Four Tops, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Duffy, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, All-American Rejects, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Leona Lewis, Cute is What We Aim For, Valencia, The Format, The Morning Light, Bruce Springsteen, The Doors, Pearl Jam, R.E.M, BB King, Bob Dylan, The Killers, Phantom Planet, Spoon, Zox, The Raconteurs, Kings of Leon, Something Corporate, Rogue Wave, Jack Johnson, Mat Kearney, Yellowcard, Say Anything, Hit The Lights, Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, Rilo Kiley, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, City and Colour, Empire of the Sun, Anthem, The Hold Steady, Whiskeytown, The Game, Joe Budden, Ludacris, Incubus, RHCP, OAR, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Puddle of Mudd, Snoop Dogg, Robert Plant, Blues Traveler, Genesis, Jay Z, Eminem, Umphrey’s McGee, The New Deal, DVDA, Kool Keith, Ween, LCD Soundsystem, Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews, Garth Brooks, Poison, Buckcherry, Brooks & Dunn, Band of Horses, Rogue Wave, Brand New, Billy Talent, Sufjan Stevens, Jason Reeves, Matchbox Twenty, Relient K, Jars of Clay, Josh Turner, The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, Carrie Underwood, The Band, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Bravery, Evanescence, Tokyo Hotel, My Chemical Romance, Dierks Bentley, Bon Jovi, Steller Kart, Backstreet Boys, N’sync, 98 Degrees, Atreyu, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Rascal Flatts, Mozart, Lady Gaga, Radiohead, TV On The Radio, Robert Johnson, Waylon Jennings, Psychedelic Cowboys, John Mellencamp, Keisha Cole, Colbie Calliat, Jason Mraz, Tim McGraw, Coheed & Cambria, Minus the Bear, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Weezer, Third Eye Blind, State Radio, Kate Nash, Ingrid Michaelson, Katy Perry, Ra Ra Riot. . .
Deleted Scenes burst on the scene in 1998. Hailing from Maryland, the band tried to follow the pop/rock way of life. Deleted Scenes have a creative way of creating their brand of music. Although compared to Modest Mouse, Deleted Scenes has more of a mellow sounding style. The band has been described as Peter Gabriel meets Sunny Day Real Estate. This album specifically demonstrates the style especially in the track "Ithaca," which is a song that you will never get sick of listening to. The lyrics are what you expect from a pop band but the instrumentals show the bands talent and creativity. Deleted Scenes shows us all what it is to be a successful working band that sticks to its specialties and sticks to them very well.
AON Sessions: Deleted Scenes, "Ithaca" from All Our Noise on Vimeo.
The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team tied a program record for wins in a season Tuesday night with a 54-48 win over Rhode Island. The Bonnies are now 18-6 on the season and have five games remaining before the conference tournament begins March 6.
ESPN columnist and Bona alum Charlie Creme has the Bonnies on the NCAA tournament watch, under the category "Next Four Out." If SBU can do some damage in the conference tournament, the Bonnies might be dancing in March.
Here's the remaining schedule with a breakdown of each game until the end of the season. (Conference standings can be found at the bottom.)
2/14 @ Fordham
2/18 Duquesne *Listen on wsbufm.net
2/21 @ George Washington
2/25 @ St. Louis
2/28 Charlotte *Listen on wsbufm.net
If the Bonnies win out, they will be 12-2 in the conference and clinch the second seed in the tournament, based on the head-to-head match up with Charlotte.
This schedule, at first glance, seems like it could allow SBU do just that. However, five games are an eternity in college basketball. Here's a breakdown of St. Bonaventure's last five contests.
Fordham didn’t win a game last year. This year they’ve won 8. However, they’ve only won one game in conference, and that was a three-point game at La Salle. Fordham’s ranked 14th in the league in scoring offense (53.5), and SBU’s ranked 2nd in scoring defense (55.9). The Bonnies should handle Fordham no problem, 76-45.
Duquesne in the Reilly Center should be a good game. The Bonnies snuck by the Dukes 61-55 in the Palumbo Center earlier this season. The last three games between the two schools have been decided by 6 points or less. The Bonnies won each of those games. The Dukes currently lead the A-10 in scoring at 69.8 points per game. The Bonnies, on the other hand, are only giving up 55.9. As coach Crowley said after the Rhody game, his players are learning how to lean on defense to win the close games. I think that will happen here. Chalk this one up for the Bonnies, 67-62.
Going to D.C. to tip-off with the Colonials scares me. After what happened in the RC last year, I’m sure the GW players haven’t forgotten. GW is 11-3 at home this season, with the three losses coming to: No. 7 Tennessee; No. 10 Auburn; and Richmond, a team the Bonnies lost to. Former GW coach Joe McKeowan may have left the conference, but he didn’t take his players with him. George Washington takes this one, 57-53.
St. Louis’ Theresa Lisch leads the conference in scoring at 20.4 points per game, but the Billikens still don’t have a record above .500. St. Bonaventure hasn’t lost to a team with a losing record all season. The lowest RPI out of SBU’s six losses is 74 (Oakland). St. Louis’ RPI: 190. Hopefully, the Bonnies won’t have any travel legs on them. They should win this game easily, 75-59.
When the 49ers dig their way into Bob Lanier Court, the Bonnies will be ready. This game could be the difference, depending on what the rest of the conference does, between a 2, 3, 4 or 5 seed for the Brown and White. Charlotte has run the table since losing to Xavier in its first conference game of the year. In those 8 games, the 49ers beat their opponents by an average of 11.75 points per game. In the four road wins, they’ve won by an average of 13.5. All of these numbers are fine and dandy, but the Wolfpack will be out in droves that night to support its team. And we all know how tough it is to play in the RC when it gets loud. I might be off my rocker, but the RC will be a magical place on the last day of February. Bonnies win this game, 64-60, and take at least a 3 seed in the tournament.
The coaching staff and the players have worked hard to put this program in a position to make it to its first post-season birth, whether the NCAAs or the WNIT. The conference tournament is in Charlotte this year, and there’s a huge contingent of Bona Alumni in North Carolina. Maybe some of those proud grads will make their way toward Halton Arena to support the Bonnies.
If you can't make it, listen to the games right here at WSBUFM.NET or over the airwaves on 88.3-FM in the Allegany/Olean area.
Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Standings:
1. Xavier 9-0 (21-4)
2. Charlotte 8-1 (17-6)
3. St. Bonaventure 7-2 (18-6)
4. George Washington 6-3 (14-10)
Temple 6-3 (15-8)
6. Richmond 5-4 (17-7)
7. Dayton 4-5 (15 -10)
Duquesne 4-5 (14-10)
Saint Louis 4-5 (10-14)
10. Massachusetts 3-6 (10 -14)
Saint Joseph's 3-6 (11-13)
12. Rhode Island 2-7 (9-15)
13. Fordham 1-8 (8-16)
La Salle 1-8 (10-14)
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Bear Hands was born from the same mold as hype-generating bands like MGMT, Chairlift, and Passion Pit. However, Bear Hands has yet to be snatched up into the ever-reaching mainstream. Rest assured, it won't be long though.
Bear Hands self-released EP, Golden, caught the attention of Cale Parks, known for his work in indie band Aloha, as well as his solo work. He even remixed one of their latest songs, "What a Drag." They sound somewhat similar to bands that they have shared the stage with, like Ra Ra Riot and Ambulance Ltd.
The band's brief autobiography states simply: "Bear Hands formed in Aug 2006. They're doing the best they can." That's all we could ever ask for.
Check out the live video for "Vietnam", featured on FearlessMusicTV:
Of Montreal has amassed a large fan base as a result of their acclaimed 2007 record Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?. They shifted from an originally Elephant 6 sound to a more accessible electronica-pop modulation. Although they might have changed their instruments to accommodate Kevin Barnes' vision, the underlying musical ideas still go hand-in-hand with bands like Apples in Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Elf Power. Toward the end of his 2007 album Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, frontman Kevin Barnes introduced his inner alter-ego named Georgie Fruit. One year later, this alter-ego is completely entrenched in the album Skeletal Lamping, turning it into a conglomeration of experimental R&B, glam rock, and Scissor Sisters-styled sex-funk.
Just as puzzling as his alter-ego, Georgie Fruit, is the album. Skeletal Lamping is elaborate and extravagant. Every song is composed of multiple snippets of musical ideas, sometimes juxtaposing ideas that are completely different in style. Some songs spill into others connecting effortlessly and unrestrained.
So is the album good or bad? Unfortunately it's not that clear-cut. Songs like "Nonpareil Of Favor" illustrate Barnes' attempt to throw every misconstruing idea into a pot, expecting Hissing Fauna. One might enjoy some of the segments, but as a whole it doesn't give you the sugary melodies seen in his previous albums. However, songs like "An Eluardian Instance" shine brightly out of the album as one of his best pieces of musical artwork. By using an array of instruments to convey several musical parts of the abstract, Barnes creates a cheeky pop, self-indulgent masterpiece.
It all comes down to whether or not one is willing to tolerate Barnes' unstrained ambition toward "the beyond." Depending on your musical patience, Skeletal Lamping can be an irresistibly polarizing album or, for you more conservative types, an overly pretentious album reeking of self-accolade.
Check out the band's video for "Id Engager" below!
The 88's name is derived from a number of things involving the number 88. There are 88 keys on a piano and 88 cities in California. They live in one of them. It's Los Angeles, where music is plentiful. The 88 have made a name for themselves with Beatle-like lyrics and a relaxing musical feel. The 88 is prime for success with their songs popping up all over television. They were recently featured on iTunes for their free single of the week promotion. The 88 indepently released their first album, Over and Over. Island Records signed them for Not Only...But Also, and they're bound for big things.
The 88 can be listened to during almost any instance. Their output fits the category of "good music," and that's all a band can ask for.
Check out their video for "Go Go Go" below!
Combining the haunting swell of Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) with the timeless lyrics of Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), frontman Matthew Milia creates images of the backwoods in the minds of the listener. Musically speaking, Frontier Ruckus finds common ground with a wide spectrum of bands including The Music Tapes and fellow Michiganians Anathallo.
The band's debut album, The Orion Songbook, will be released November 6 on Quite Scientific Records.
Check out the homemade video for "Animals Need Animals":