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Mar 5, 2014
After his 2005 debut album, Sometimes, Dallas Green, the lone member of City And Colour (a band name that comes directly from Green's actual name), had something left to prove. That's not to say Sometimes was a weak album; it just hinted at more than it was. Bring Me Your Love, his newest release pleases listeners as it welcomes them into the depths of his soul.
With a sound somwhat akin to Iron & Wine (not only in band name), City And Colour uses lush acoustic instrumentation and the occasional harmonica to create folky, almost ambient tracks. Green, singer from the screamo band Alexisonfire, surprises with his soothing voice and attention to melody on Bring Me Your Love. Not your stereotypical solo acoustic singer-songwriter, City And Colour has successfully made his mark.
Watch and listen below to "Waiting...," the first single off his new album, Bring Me Your Love!
Los Campesinos! are a seven piece indie pop band hailing from the mean streets of Cardiff, Wales. The band name originates from the Spansh term for farmers. This seven piece is as quirky and spazz as it is beautiful.
These newcomers were formed just over two years ago at their alma matter the Cardiff University. With boy/girl alternating vocals, a full backing band with punky undertones, it is not surprising the band received the uncommon score of an 8.4/10 on Pitchfork Media.
Check out Los Campesinos! single, "Death to Los Campesinos!"
Detroit hip-hop duo, The Cool Kids bring a whole new sound to the current rap scene. Dubbed BMX hip-hop by critics and fans, emcees Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish are rapidly gaining fans as well as youtube plays on their debut music video "Black Mags."
The Cool Kids may look or sound familiar because the band was featured on Rhapsody's commercial with Sara Bareilles. They were later cut and replaced with another Sara Bareilles song.
Currently on tour with M.I.A, these youngsters are the future of the rap game. Check out their single "Black Mags."
Bona Women's Basketball: Why You Should Pay Attention, by Jeff Landers
I understand that unless you live in Tennessee or Connecticut, women’s basketball probably doesn't top your list of favorite sports. But I am going to give you three reasons why you should care about St. Bonaventure’s women’s basketball team.
1. They are winning, and there’s nothing people like more than winners. The 63-60 upset victory over then #14/13 George Washington on February 16 set the program’s single-season record at 17. They’re not done yet, either. The Bonnies have three games left before heading to Philadelphia for the Atlantic-10 Tournament.2. These girls can play. Many people live their lives under the assumption that men’s basketball is just a better game than women’s basketball. While it may be generally true that men are stronger and faster than women, it doesn’t mean the game itself is better. The women’s breed of basketball is, in most cases, a more fundamentally sound game than the men’s game. The Bonnies tend to use more set offenses, setting more screens and distributing the ball with higher frequency. Head coach Jim Crowley likes his team to spread the floor and use as little dribbling as possible.
3. They are true student athletes. No welding scandals can be found here. These Bonnies ranked third on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Team Honor Roll with an overall GPA of 3.594 during the 2006-07 academic year. Not to mention junior guard Katelyn Murray boasts a 4.0 overall average… as a bio major.
If you can’t root for a team that is winning - and doing it the right way - then you probably shouldn’t be a college-basketball fan at all. St. Bonaventure's women's program is on the upswing, and you should be paying attention. The Bonnies’ remaining schedule follows:
2/24 vs. St. Louis (1 p.m. Reilly Center) *
2/27 @ UMass (7 p.m. Mullins Center)
3/1 vs. Xavier (1 p.m. Reilly Center) *
* Listen live on 88.3 The Buzz in Olean/Allegany or log on to wsbufm.net.
Jeff Landers is Station Manager of 88.3 The Buzz and announced play-by-play for the women's basketball team from 2006 to 2008.
Son of acclaimed Crowded House frontman, Neil Finn, Liam Finn is surely making a name for himself. Hailing from New Zealand this 23 year-old singer/songwriter, writes pop songs that are guaranteed to hook listeners. His debut release, I'll Be The Lightning, is the beginning of a promising career as a musician. Don't let his uncanny resemblence to Zach Galifianakis deter you from listening to "Second Chance."
Liam Finn- "Second Chance"
The Buzz will hold its General Interest Meeting for the spring 2008 semester on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in Murphy A/B.
WSBU-FM wants to welcome all the Bonaventure students back to campus for the spring semester. We hope you had a good holiday break.
The Buzz's programming department will have student shows up and running in just over a week's time. Keep an eye on the look-out for the date and time of the general interest meeting, which we hope to hold early next week.
The Buzz is a perfect resume builder, so we invite you to get involved this semester. From sports to public relations, from marketing to news, the Nation's No. 1 College Radio Station can't survive without support from students like you.
Jeff Landers - Station Manager
The Buzz will continue its coverage of St. Bonaventure women's basketball this winter, bringing you three games from Central New York during the break.
The Bonnies will matchup with the Bearcats of Binghamton University, the Syracuse Orange and the Cornell Big Red.
Sat. Dec. 29 @ Binghamton (Events Center) 2 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 31 @ Syracuse (Carrier Dome) 1 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 4 @ Cornell (Newman Arena) 7 p.m.
All games can be heard live on 88.3 The Buzz or right here on wsbufm.net.
Without a doubt, the best, new up-and-coming band is The Wombats. This Liverpool-based trio have already made a name for themselves in their native UK, and are rapidly gaining fans within the US due to their infectiously catchy songs. The Buzz has already been spinning the single "Moving to New York," off the album The Wombats Proudly Present.. A Guide To Love, Loss, and Desperation. The full album will be released in the US in early 2008. Check out "Kill the Director" below: