Friday, March 13, 2009


Spring break has come for those of us at the 5-colleges in the Pioneer Valley.
Here are a few things to help you keep going without your usual WOZQ tune-in.

Stream Metric
Stereogum has just posted a wonderful little web stream of Metric's new album Fantasies. Go to Metric's website to look at more information on pre-ordering the new upcoming release.

Metric - Fantasies

Keep yourself updated with the latest in film, media, and upcoming acts in music by checking up on SXSW's site. There will be plenty of sources loading up videos via youtube, and maybe even some streaming. For more updates, keep coming back here to the DIRT blog throughout the weekend and all next week. Like most years, we will be seeing a bunch of great acts thanks to this wonderful festival. Here's a list some of the music acts that'll be at SXSW:

Ra Ra Riot (Syracuse, NY)
Gabriella Cilmi (AUSTRALIA)
Ximena SariƱara (Mexico City, MEXICO)
Primal Scream (Glasgow SCOTLAND/UK)
Friendly Fires (St Albans, ENGLAND/UK)
B.o.B (Atlanta, GA)
Sage Francis (Providence, RI)
Buraka Som Sistema (Lisbon, PORTUGAL)
Arc Angels (Austin, TX)
Courteeners (Manchester, England/UK)
Raul Malo (Nashville, TN)
8Ball & MJG (Memphis, TN)
Reflection Eternal (New York, NY/Cincinnati, OH)
Wale (Washington, DC)
Ben Harper and Relentless7 (Los Angeles, CA)

click here for the entire SXSW music schedule.

Friday mix
Download a little 8-bit medley, courtesy of First Up!.

8-bit HipHop medley



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