Lit&Live with Leon of Athens

London-based singer/songwriter Leon of Athens talked with WGMU’s Kate Klajbor and Fielder Wise to share details about his most recent album, Xenos (2018).


By: Kate Klajbor and Fielder Wise

London-based singer/songwriter Leon of Athens talked with WGMU’s Kate Klajbor and Fielder Wise to share details about his most recent album, Xenos (2018). Leon added insight about his U.S. tour and future endeavors.

For more information, go to leonofathens.com/.
Feature Photo By (Leon of Athens/Twitter).

Lit&Local with Ghoul Kids

Bay-area based thrash punk duo Ghoul Kids talked with WGMU’s Christian Hernandez to share details about their most recent album, Dead Beat (2018).


By: Christian Hernandez

Bay-area based thrash punk duo Ghoul Kids talked with WGMU’s Christian Hernandez to share details about their most recent album, Dead Beat (2018). Taylor and Bailey added insight about local California scene and future endeavors.

For full artist discography, go to open.spotify.com/artist/4c0lqzW0b…0S-u4bBY1dzFgaA/.

Feature Photo By (Ghoul Kids/Facebook).


Lit&Local with The Flavr Blue

Seattle-based trio The Flavr Blue talked with WGMU’s Jackie Reed to share details into their third album The Blue Dream (2017).


By: Jackie Reed

Seattle-based trio The Flavr Blue talked with WGMU’s Jackie Reed to share details into their third album The Blue Dream (2017). Hollis of The Flavr Blue offered insight into artist collaborations and future tour plans.

For full artist info, go to theflavrblue.com/.

Feature Photo By (The Flavr Blue/Official Website).


 

WGMU Exclusive: Society of Professional Journalists

By: Josh Biedrycki

WGMU’s Josh Biedrycki hosts an interview with Lauryn Cantrell, president of GMU’s Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

The GMU chapter organizes industry events that connects students to media professionals who work in broadcasting, journalism, and media news outlets. Such opportunities offer insight into the media field through networking, socials with other campus SPJ chapters, conferences, and workshops.

More information can be found at gmuspj.blogspot.com/?m=1.

Feature Photo By (GMU SPJ/Facebook).

WGMU Exclusive: Patriot Pantry

By: Quianna Marissa

WGMU’s Quianna Marissa hosts an interview with Gary Hooker, Director of George Mason University’s Patriot Pantry.

Founded in December 2014, GMU’s Patriot Pantry (originally called the Pop-Up Pantry) is housed under GMU’s Student Support and Advocacy Center (SSAC). Mainly run by volunteers, they provide access to food items, toiletries, and school supplies to in-need students. The office strives to educate the Mason population about food insecurity and homelessness.

More information can be found at ssac.gmu.edu/patriot-pantry/.

Feature Photo By (GMU Patriot Pantry/Facebook).

Lit&Live with Luke James Shaffer

By: Kate Klajbor and Jackie Reed

American singer-songwriter Luke James Shaffer stopped by WGMU’s on-air studio to reflect on his experiences making covers and original songs, tour life, living in New York and DC, current projects, and future plans. He will be performing at Volition’s Open Mic on March 8.

Follow Luke James Shaffer on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and their official website for updates.

To stream/buy Luke James Shaffer’s music, tune in to his iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and YouTube pages.

Feature Photo By (Luke James Shaffer/Official Website).


Volition Open Mic – Music Industry Night

Featuring Mannywellz, Luke James Shaffer, & Sydney Franklin

FREE FOOD & SWAG

Thurs, Mar 8

7:00pm-10:00pm

GMU’s JC Bistro // Fairfax, VA

Lit&Live with Mannywellz

By: Jackie Reed

Nigerian-born and Maryland-based artist Mannywellz stopped by WGMU’s on-air studio to share insight about his debut album Soulfro (2018), tour life, his DACA experience, and future plans. He will be performing at Union Stage on March 5, and at Volition’s Open Mic on March 8.

Interested in attending the March 5 show? House Studios will be providing round-trip transportation from GMU to Union Stage. Only requires the purchase of a ticket to the show (links are below). E-mail Daniel Strauch at dan@housestudios.com by Friday, March 2nd to secure a spot on the party bus.

For interview and in-studio links, go to https://soundcloud.com/wgmu/sets/litlive-with-mannywellz/.

Follow Mannywellz on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and their official website for updates.

To stream/buy Mannywellz’ music, tune in to his iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and YouTube pages.


Union Stage & Songbyrd Present: Mannywellz

GA: $15

Tickets

Mon, Mar 5

Doors 6:00pm

Union Stage // Washington, DC

Volition Open Mic – Music Industry Night

Featuring Mannywellz, Luke James Shaffer, & Sydney Franklin

FREE FOOD & SWAG

Thurs, Mar 8

7:00pm-10:00pm

GMU’s JC Bistro // Fairfax, VA

Lit&Live with Viniloversus

 

Photo By (Viniloversus/Official Website).

Photo By (Viniloversus/Official Website).

Viniloversus

Sun, Feb 11
Doors 7:30 pm
Black Cat // Washington, DC

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Venezuelan alt-band Viniloversus stopped by WGMU’s on-air studio for a conversation revolving around their debut English album, Days of Exile (2017), tour life, advocacy, and future plans. They will be performing at Black Cat DC on Sunday, Feb 11.

Interview, co-hosted by WGMU’s Kate Klajbor and Jackie Reed:

Part One:

Part Two:

 

In-studio Acoustic Performance, featuring songs off Days of Exile:

“So Many Stars”

“Disintegrate Me”

“So Long Schoolboy”

“Broken Cities”

 

Follow Viniloversus on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.

To stream Viniloversus, tune in to their iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and YouTube pages.

 

Lit&Local with Bell’s Roar

By: Jackie Reed

New York-based R&B artist Sean Desiree, under the stage name bell’s roar (namely after American social activist bell hooks), called into the WGMU on-air studio on Monday, February 5. They spoke with WGMU’s Jackie Reed about their advocacy for LGBTQ and QTPOC artists, their recent album We Carry Us (2017), and touring the Art Funds Art Tour.

 

Phone Interview with Bell’s Roar:

 

Follow Bell’s Roar on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

To stream Bell’s Roar, tune in to their Bandcamp and Soundcloud, and YouTube pages.

For businesses and organizations interested in being involved with the AFA tour, email: artfundsarttour@gmail.com

To donate, follow the link to their Patreon.

Feature Photo by (Bell’s Roar/Official Website).

 

 

Lit&Local with Samantha Haas (HAAS)

Local singer-songwriter Samantha Haas (HAAS) joined WGMU’s Jackie Reed in the on-air studio on Friday, December 8. From Manassas, Virginia, she’s done covers from WALK THE MOON, Harry Styles, and Lukas Graham, all while creating her own music too. Her rock and pop-alternative covers are inspired by artists like Fleetwood Mac, PVRIS, and Paramore. Haas stopped by to talk about her upbringing in music, the stories behind her songwriting, and her upcoming EP.

Interview with DJ Jackie Reed
“Never Let Me Go”
Behind “Home”
“Home”
 Follow Samantha Haas on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

 

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