Events

MAN BOULDER (girl rock! april fools) 4/13/22

In honor of April Fools, Girl Rock! turned into Man Boulder for the evening. Tonight’s episode featured men’s renditions of songs written by women! 

playlist here, picks below

Like A Virgin // Motley Crue // Madonna
Straight Back // Washed Out // Fleetwood Mack
Genesis // Spencer. // Grimes
Early Morning Breeze // Fruit Bats // Dolly Parton

Hammond Song // Whitney // The Roches
Where Gravity Is Dead // Shamir // Laura Veirs
A Crime // Big Red Machine // Sharon Van Etten
You Don’t Own Me/Canopy // serpentwithfeet // Lesley Gore

Cheers // Shakey Graves // The Wild Reeds
Jolene // The White Stripes // Dolly Parton
Who Has Seen the Wind // David Byrne, Yo La Tengo // Yoko Ono
Girls Just Want to Have Fun // STRFKR // Cyndi Lauper

Archie, Marry Me // Flyte // Alvvays
Hounds of Love // The Futureheads // Kate Bush
Please Mister Postman // The Beatles // The Marvelettes

WREKtacular 2022!

WREKtacular is back! This year our music festival will be held on April 16th at Eyedrum. Tickets are on sale now at this link!

Our lineup includes Lil Heart Eyes, Staysie Atoms, Dinner Time, and Hey Cowboy!, as well as an exclusive performance from WREK’s own DJ-duo Clock Offset. A preview playlist can be found here. We will also have a food truck, No Bun Intended, and merch available from WREK’s design collective. You won’t want to miss out.

Doors open at 6pm. Clock Offset will be on at 6:30.

Ticket Prices:

Students ($10/$15 at the door)

Other ($15/$20 at the door)

WREKtacular Pre-Party ~ get hyped!!

hey WREKers!! i’m sure you’ve all heard of WREKtacular by now, but have you heard of the WREKtacular pre-party?? that’s right, there’ll be a pre-party to get everyone excited for WREKtacular! it’ll feature musical performances from Caughy & The Cosmos and Great Great Great Beautiful Lives Yes Yes, as well as DJ sets from Deadstream, DJ Dr. Halloween, and Clock Offset! the fun begins at 8 pm on April 8th!

for more information, please check the WREK slack or email news.director@wrek.org !!

see you there everyone!

ヾ(・ω・*)ノ

Album Club #1 – Cocoro

This week was the first week of WREK’s newest initiative, ‘Album Club‘! Every week we pick a new album to listen to together in the station. More information can be found at the #album-club channel in our slack!

For our first pick, we chose ‘Cocoro‘ by Plastic Girl in Closet! The album is described as dream-pop/shoegaze.

Our Thoughts:

  • A lot lighter and playful take on shoegaze, not as grimy and condensed compared to western shoegaze
  • Closer to My Bloody Valentine than other shoegaze bands, specifically Loveless with its glide-guitar
  • Melodies seem to have a J-Pop influence
  • Clear vocals contrast it against other typical shoegaze albums.
  • Lots of abrasive guitar with contrasting breezy vocals
  • ‘Best of both worlds’: pop songwriting and heavy instrumentation tamed by good mixing.
  • Album started out more accessible, slowly evolved and added dissonance and resolutions.

Our Rating: 3.73/5

Cocoro by Plastic Girl in Closet Album Cover

girl crush! ep.2 11/16/21

Today was the second installment of girl rock!’s collaboration with WREK’s shoegaze show, crush. Thanks to Elise (and Abby) for helping us with this episode!

Aurora | SLOW CRUSH

Playlist here, picks below:

23 // Aerofall
Aid and Abet // Slow Crush
No Signs of Pain // Azure Ray

On the Sunset // Sharks Tears
Rainbow // White Poppy
Chimera // Weathering

Bells Ring // Mazzy Star
Blame // Blushing ft. Miki Berenyi
Cranekiss // Tamaryn

Seventeen // Wildhoney
Memória Colorida // Winter
Dr Strangeluv // Blonde Redhead

Honeybee // Pinkshinyultrablast
Face to Face on a High Place // School of Seven Bells
Hare Tarot Lies // No Joy