UCLARadio’s Annual Pledge Drive Is Here!
Since 1962, UCLARadio has been dedicated to providing you with the best new music and excellent programming. Since then, the station has evolved and developed into what is it today. This past year, we received the CMJ Award for Best Student-Run Internet-Only Station, out of a pool of college radio stations across the nation. This was a very proud moment for us, as it justified the progress we’ve made in expanding our audience and improving our programming.
It is due to our growth that we are able to provide our listeners with our first ever in-station concert series throughout the week of Pledge Drive. Be sure to tune in every weeknight this week to catch some of the best up-and-coming acts in the Los Angeles area. See the flier below for details.
However, we could not have done all this without the support of our listeners, like YOU, who have kept us going with your generous donations in the past. Last year, we raised over $2,000, our most successful drive yet! This year, we are hoping to raise $3,000. This money will go toward buying new equipment for the station, such as a new computer. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support and for helping keep our station alive. As a token of our gratitude, we are offering you a series of premiums to go along with your donations.
Advanced Screening: The Hangover Part III on Wednesday, May 22
UCLAradio wants to send you to an advanced screening of the last installment of the Hangover movies, The Hangover Part III! We have front of the line tickets to see what happens when the wolfpack goes BACK to Las Vegas. The film is officially released on May 23rd, but you win tickets to see it early! The advanced screening will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatre at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 22nd. We’ll be giving you the opportunity to win these tickets over on our Facebook page beginning on Sunday!
It’s been two years. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) are happily living uneventful lives at home. Tattoos have been lasered off, files purged. The last they heard from disaster-magnet Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong), he’d been tossed into a Thai prison and, with him out of the way, the guys have very nearly recovered from their nights prowling the seamy side of Las Vegas in a roofie’d haze, and being kidnapped, shot at, and chased by drug-dealing mobsters in Bangkok.
The only member of the Wolfpack who’s not content is Alan (Zach Galifianakis). Still lacking a sense of purpose, the group’s black sheep has ditched his meds and given in to his natural impulses in a big way—which, for Alan, means no boundaries, no filters and no judgment—until a personal crisis forces him to finally seek the help he needs.
And who better than his three best friends to make sure he takes the first step.
This time, there’s no bachelor party. No wedding. What could possibly go wrong? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
“The Hangover Part III” is the epic conclusion to an incomparable odyssey of mayhem and bad decisions, in which the guys must finish what they started by going back to where it all began: Las Vegas. One way or another…it all ends here.
NBA Votes Down Relocation Deal for the Sacramento Kings
The two year saga of the relocation of the Kings and the most lucrative deal in NBA history ended Wednesday when the NBA Board of Governors, comprised of the owners of the NBA teams, voted down the deal to move the Kings to Seattle. The final vote was 22-8 in favor of keeping the franchise in Sacramento
This story has taken many twists and turns since the Seattle purchasing group, headed by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, announced their intentions to purchase the Kings in October of 2012. The group hopes to bring back the Seattle Super Sonics after the devastating loss of the team to Oklahoma City in 2008. The deal includes a new arena in Seattle’s SoDo district where Safeco Field and Century Link Field currently reside. (more…)
Recap: 2012-2013 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
What started off as 16 teams embarking on the long, arduous journey on the road to winning Lord Stanley’s Cup, has now been reduced to 8. This season’s quarterfinals included upsets, unlikely heroics, multiple game 7′s, and overtime – lots of overtime, 17 overtime contests to be exact. Here’s a look back at how things panned out in the Eastern Conference during the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Recap: 2012-2013 Stanley Cup Western Conference Quarterfinals
What started off as 16 teams embarking on the long, arduous journey on the road to winning Lord Stanley’s Cup, has now been reduced to 8. This season’s quarterfinals included upsets, unlikely heroics, multiple game 7′s, and overtime – lots of overtime, 17 overtime contests to be exact. Here’s a look back at how things panned out in the Western Conference during the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Orianthi In-Studio Performance
Orianthi, former guitarist of Michael Jackson and all around bad ass, joined UCLAradio.com earlier this week for an in-studio performance and interview. Accompanied by Cyril Niccolai of The Fairchilds, they played Heaven In This Hell, You Don’t Wanna Know, and How Do You Sleep all of which can all be heard off of Orianthi’s newest album “Heaven In This Hell” which was released by Robo Records on March 12th of this year. The duo also played the song High which was a collaboration between Orianthi and Niccolai for The Fairchild’s newest single.
Top 30 Week 6
1. ARSIS Unwelcome
2. DEERHUNTER Monomania
3. CHANCE THE RAPPER Acid Rap
4. PRO ERA Peep: The Aprocalypse
5. BLEACHED Ride Your Heart
6. MIKAL CRONIN MCII
7. THE HEMMINGBIRDS The Vines Of Age
8. THE UNDERACHIEVERS Indigoism
9. THEE OH SEES Floating Coffin
10. THUNDERCAT Apocalypse
11. MUDHONEY Vanishing Point
12. YEAH YEAH YEAHS Mosquito
13. DEVENDRA BANHART Mala
14. BLEEP BLOOP Tilt
15. HONEY COCAINE 90s Gold
16. TWO HOURS TRAFFIC Foolish Blood
17. PHOSPHORESCENT Muchacho
18. WILD YAKS Million Years
19. MAJOR LAZER Free the Universe
20. GOLD PANDA Trust EP
21. RHYE Woman
22. YELLE L’Amour Parfait (single)
23. ARAABMUZIK For Professional Use Only
24. JAMES BLAKE Overgrown
25. FEEDING PEOPLE Island Universe EP
26. YOUTH LAGOON Wondrous Bughouse
27. GOLDEN GRRRLS Golden Grrrls
28. UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA II
29. FRONTIER RUCKUS Eternity of Dimming
30. WILD CUB Youth
Album Review: They Might Be Giants – “Nanobots”
They Might Be Giants have been around going on three decades now, and for better or worse, they’ve staked out their cult territory. But after years of kiddie albums, live albums, and just plain [rhymes-with-kiddie] albums, their new album, Nanobots, is the most enjoyable song collection they’ve put on the market in years. (more…)
Album Review: Justin Timberlake – “The 20/20 Experience”
Back when JT was yet another boyband heartthrob, most analysts would have predicted, if they’d thought about it at all, that his solo career after N*SYNC would be n*consequential. So his transition from prefab menace to something like an icon of pop quality during the 2000s has been impressive and instructive. (more…)
Show Review : Japandroids x Cloud Nothings [April 24th, 2013]
Upon pulling in to the Arts Colony district in Pomona, one might find themselves smitten by the cute charm and quaint atmosphere of the area: antique shops, art galleries, cute cafes, and the modest outward appearance of The Glass House music venue. (more…)
Bleached Show Review 5/8/13
No one captures carefree, garage-y, energetic, lo-fi like the crazy chicks (and dude) that make up the band Bleached. And having them play with the chill surf-esque dudes that make up Tijuana Panthers, and chiller tunes that make up Ex-Cops, this LA show was not to be missed. Despite the long line that awaited us at the Troubadour last Wednesday, the crowd was pumped up and eager to get inside the venue. (more…)