The Music Department is WBRS’s largest department, with over 40 original and diverse music shows broadcast every week. In addition to our on-air programs, the Music Department oversees WBRS’s extensive physical and digital music collections. With one of the largest record collections in New England, and an ever-growing library of new CDs and MP3s, our DJs have a comprehensive and eclectic array of music to pull from. The WBRS Music Department also puts on concerts at Brandeis’s student-run coffeehouse, Cholmondeley’s (more often known as “Chum’s”). Averaging four or five shows each semester, bands we’ve brought in the past include The Antlers, Vundabar, Best Coast, Cloud Nothings, Das Racist, Oberhofer, Phantogram, Sleigh Bells, the So So Glos, Surfer Blood, Titus Andronicus, tUnE-yArDs, Twin Shadow, Wavves, YACHT, Tei Shi, and many more.
WBRS works with Brandeis Student Events to put on Springfest, a huge annual concert that brings a wide range of artists to Brandeis. In 2016, T-Pain, Metro Boomin, The Internet, and Foxtrax performed at Springfest. In past years, artists like Kendrick Lamar, Icona Pop, Childish Gambino, RJD2, American Authors, St. Lucia, ILOVEMAKONNEN, and of Montreal have come to the campus. Be sure to check the WBRS Upcoming Events page to see what we have planned for this semester!
Thunderstorms / Clear Skies
Punk and Experimental
AIRS: TUESDAYS @ 3:00 PM
Home Cookin' Jazz with Judith Stone and Nancy Connery
Home Cookin' Jazz with Judith and Nancy is a weekly show with a theme or featured artist....primarily jazz vocals, but other genres pop up, such as Broadway, Cabaret, Opera (no kidding), Vocalise, American Songbook - you get the picture - if it conveys feeling, we spin it. Give a listen, and then come back for more!
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 1:00 PM
Black Jack Davy with Andy Nagy
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 8:30 PM
True Blues with Greg Sarni
True Blues plays contemporary and classic blues. Both local and national.
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 10:00 AM
Stay Saucy with Madison Matthews and Savannah Edmondson
AIRS: TUESDAYS @ 9:00 PM
Middle School Dropout with DJ Clang
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 11 PM
Mics of the Round Table with Isaac Zukin
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 10:00 PM
Mellow Hits for a Lazy Autumn Day with Jamie Branson
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 12:00 PM
Originals (Original Songs by Brandeis Students)
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 5:00 PM
That Cosmic Echo with David Redfield
Future Soul / Beats / Astral Jazz / Underground Hip-Hop / Ambient Funk ::: That Cosmic Echo's presentation of sounds is precise, bass heavy, and just right. The show routinely debuts new music while simultaneously digging deep across genres to curate lush, eclectic soundscapes. ::: Listen & follow @ www.mixcloud.com/thatcosmicecho
AIRS: FRIDAYS @ 8:00 PM
Teachings for the Electronic Brain with DJ Synaesthetics
AIRS: FRIDAYS @ 9:00 PM
Off the Beaten Path with Michael Kane
AIRS: SUNDAYS @ 9:00 AM
Ginger Haze with Rebecca Goldfarb
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 10:00 PM
Sage Thyme with Sage Rosenthal
Herbaceous good stuff
AIRS: SUNDAYS @ 7:00 PM
But Wait, There's More with Tobias Reynolds and Yair Koas
AIRS: SUNDAYS @ 8:00 PM
In Between with Gemma Curnin
AIRS: TUESDAYS @ 1:00 PM
BIG INDIE ENERGY!
A show that strives to bring attention to lesser-known indie artists, focusing on pop and rock. I aim to give female fronted acts the recognition they deserve, but also to play other various music genres and artists in my current listening repertoire.
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 7:00 PM
Full Disclosure with by DJ-Ro$ aka Sharona
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 8:00 PM
The Zoe and Hannah Show with Hannah Ehrlich and Zoe Klein
Music show of whatever music we currently are listening to of varying genres, with talk sections in between where we talk about current events and recap last week's episode of the Bachelor!
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 9:00 PM
Big Noise with Rachel Sterling
AIRS: FRIDAYS @ 7:00 PM
Friend Crush! with Peter Diamond and Mina Bond
AIRS: SUNDAYS @ 11:00 PM
probably playing Elliott Smith with Ellie
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 3:00 PM
Feel the Illinoise with Gavin McIsaac
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 7:00 PM
For the Record with Sam Stern
A variety of music pulled from recent releases and the WBRS archives.
AIRS: FRIDAYS @ 5:00 PM
Welcome to the Battlefield with Spencer Jones
New and upcoming artists from the genres of Punk, Metal, Hard Rock and hardcore hip hop (plus) classics and artists I love.
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 11:00 PM
Fairy Circle with Eli Kane
Once a week, we're gonna sit around the microphone table, listen to some good tunes, and maybe chat every once in a while.
AIRS: SATURDAYS @ 8:30 PM
SNS with Benjamin Siege
AIRS: SATURDAYS @ 6:00 PM
Sweet Thing with Anna Bartusis
A different theme is chosen each week to curate a Cool™ playlist. Listen to some rad tunes and also hear me talk about life, etc.
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 8:00 PM
deadairspace with DJ Knobs
binge on reverb if we feel like it
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 4:00 PM
Fugue with Mercedes
AIRS: WEDNESDAYS @ 6:00 PM
Roundtable Discussions with Mehmet Zorluoglu
A weekly discussion on current events and politics
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 3:00 PM
Tracked Tunes with Esther Bley
Tracked Tunes is a show that plays music centered around a particular theme or genre. Ranging from a word such as fame, to a more concrete sound like, upbeat 70s, or even a playlist centered on a tv show.
AIRS: TUESDAYS @ MIDNIGHT
Troll Time with Chicky Shi*ty
AIRS: TUESDAYS @ 10:30 PM
TBD with Sara Hessdorf and Noa Laden
Music/fun and games
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 4:00 PM
Something Approachable with Michael Harlow AKA Jerry Mantis
AIRS: TUESDAYS @ 12:00 PM
Music You Might Otherwise Miss with Todd Chrostowski
Triple A genre - Curated new music to create an eclectic blend of Neo-Folk, Indie, Alternative and Alt. Pop
AIRS: THURSDAYS @ 10:00 AM
Vast Ovarian Force with Miranda Sullivan
This show has a combination Matrix-Inception-Black Mirror level of mind blowingly rad music. Tune in and turn up for some sick beats and sweet tunes. Music is anything- folk, rap, hip-hop, r+b, indie, alt, slime, punk, noise, rock n roll, and MORE.
AIRS: SUNDAYS @ 10:00 PM
Pass the Aux with Haley Brown
Showcasing a different Brandeisian's playlist each week! Mixture of music, talking about the music, and potential guest stars (the people behind the playlists).
AIRS: MONDAYS @ 7:30 PM