Pitchfork Music Festival (Ticket Giveaways!)

On July 15–17, join WCBN for three days of great music, food, and art in the Windy City at Pitchfork Music Festival! We will be hosting several several giveaways, so be sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter, as well as tune in to 88.3 FM, for news on how to win.

Among the musicians appearing this year are Beach House, Blood Orange, Super Furry Animals, and Thundercat, not to mention Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, who will be performing his classic Pet Sounds.

Also performing is musician Julia Holter, who is none other than WCBN's former music director, and who appeared on WCBN's Living Writers show this past November.

Enough excitement for you? Then get your ticket or 3-day pass here before they sell out. And keep an eye out for those giveaways.

See you at #P4kFest in July!

WCBN presents Water Hill Music Fest AfterParty featuring music from Michael Hurtt's Haunted Hearts

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Free
music
WCBN-sponsored

March in from the music fest to the Distillery with the Water Hill Liberation Social & Pleasure Club Brass Band. Parade starts 6pm at 621 Summit.

WCBN 88.3 FM presents a nice place to hang after Water Hill Music Fest, featuring music from Michael Hurtt's Haunted Hearts and the Water Hill Liberation Brass Band. Good food and interesting people will be present. All we need is you!

 

WCBN and Encore Records present the legendary Eugene Chadbourne!

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 8:00pm
Free
music
WCBN-sponsored

Chadbourne is one of the first American free improvisors, the god-father of the alt-country genre, a maverick master of the guitar and banjo.

WCBN, Sweetland, and Literati present: Writer to Writer with Robin Queen

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Free
lecture
Other

Join WCBN and the Sweetland Center for Writing for this recurring interview series.

Robin Queen is a UM professor of linguistics and will talk about everything from gender and sexuality to language variation on TV to humain-canine interation.

 

Text the DJ!

Technically, iPhone users: please iMessage the DJ; Android users: please Google Hangouts the DJ! (We still can’t receive texts to our landline number.)

Send a message to radio@wcbn.org and it’ll ding the DJ! (But not actually make a ding sound over the air, b/c that’s annoying.)

Thanks for your support of WCBN during our fundraiser!

Update: It’s over now! A thousand thanks to everyone who gave during our fundraiser.  It's thanks to you that we can continue to offer students at the U-M a unique creative and professional development experience like this—and that we can continue to broadcast the most special freeform, specialty, and talk shows for your listening pleasure.

If you forgot to give, though, it's not too late to give online!

 

Film screening: “DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL”

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 5:30pm
Free
film
WCBN-sponsored

DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music in the 1950s and 1960s as it morphs into rock and roll, blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country in the mid-1970s. 

Director John Pirozzi spent over a decade piecing together this documentary from rare footage and recordings, and conducted interviews with the few surviving Cambodian rock musicians from the era before Pol Pot.

This screening was organized by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and is co-sponsored by WCBN; the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures; the School of Music, Theatre & Dance; and the Center for World Performance Studies.

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