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WMUC Welcomes the Happy Flowers to Third Rail — April 15, 2007

The Happy Flowers stand as an “old school” WMUC favorite. The Happy Flowers became inactive in the early 1990s, but by that time they’d made their mark as a seminal noise-core band of the 80’s. Evoking the nightmare world of childhood trauma with insight, humor and surprising heart, the duo of ex-Landlords members Mr. Anus, drummer/guitarist Charlie Kramer and Mr. Horribly-Charred Infant, vocalist/guitarist John Beers teamed up to form the Happy Flowers in their native Charlottesville, Virginia in 1983. They established their singular aesthetic – brutal, improvisational noise laced with wailing vocals – over the course of tracks like “Mom and Dad Like the Baby More Than Me,” “I Wet the Bed Again,” “Mom, I Gave the Cat Some Acid,” “Razors In My Apple” and “All the Toys Hate Me.” The Happy Flowers found a growing audience within the ranks of the U.S. hardcore and noise communities and will grace the WMUC airwaves once again.

This reunion show is a rarity and one not to be missed as the Happy Flowers resurrect their brand of humorous hard core. Tune in on 88.1FM, listen right here on WMUCRadio.com or join the studio audience and watch them grind out some of their trademark songs.

Third Rail Radio: Sunday, April 1

Andrew Ortuzar
Essentials: Folk-Rock; from College Park, MD

The Sick Sick Birds
Essentials: Indie Power-Pop Band; from Baltimore, MD
How to Listen: http://www.myspace.com/sicksickbirds

The Younger Sister Band
Essentials: Indie/Country Rock; from Brookyln, NY
How to Listen: http://www.myspace.com/theyoungersisterband

Third Rail Radio: Sunday, March 25

The Farm League
Essentials: Indie Rock, from Brooklyn NY
How to Listen: http://www.myspace.com/thefarmleague

The Stalking Horses
Essentials: Rock/Pop, from Baltimore MD
How to Listen: http://www.myspace.com/stalkinghorses

Essentials: Rock/Groove/Indie, from Baltimore MD
How to Listen: http://www.myspace.com/whatisluca

Third Rail: Sunday, March 11

The Flying Eyes
Essentials: Psychedelic Rock Band, from Baltimore, MD
How to Listen: http://www.myspace.com/theflyingeyesmd

Wax and Wane
Essentials: Folk-y Indie Rock Band, from Baltimore, MD
How to Listen: http://www.myspace.com/waxandwane

Jacob Gemmell
Essentials: Pop-rock Acoustic Solo Performer, Silver Spring, MD
How to Listen: http://www.myspace.com/jacobgemmell

Friday, March 9 – Aa (Big A little a), Kinda Panda @ WMUC

This Friday, WMUC will be treated to a wonderful performance of experimental music.

Aa (Big A little a) – from Brooklyn, on Gigantic Records
Kinda Panda – College Park post-prog-psych-whatever
Women – a new band featuring four WMUC DJs!

It will be held at 8 PM at our studio atop the South Campus Dining Hall.

THIS SATURDAY, March 3rd – WMUC Record Swap in the Stamp Student Union!

Saturday, March 3rd – From 10 am to 4 pm in the Atrium of the Stamp Student Union, on campus here at the University of Maryland, over a dozen of the area’s best record dealers will have thousands of items to offer. LPs, 45s, albums, singles, CDs (yes, a few), every genre from disco to death metal… oldies, blues, psych, garage, funk, soul, hip-hop, r&b… you name it! Free admission! Just a few of our confirmed dealers:

Smash Records THE legendary shop, a DC punk institution, with a little bit of everything!

Yesterday & Today Records – former ‘MUCer Skip Groff’s famous selection of 45s and more – anything and everything!

Som Records – located in DC; rock, soul, funk, disco, r&b, and then som!

Get Hip! – Garage, indie, punk, rock, blues, etc.

…and more! 30 tables!

I’ve just got word that some people are coming down from NYC for this event. So what’s your excuse? Don’t forget to bring some of your own records by, to sell and to trade!

We’re also bringing out the legendary WMUC MobileSetup(tm) so we’ll have some live DJing. Come for the records, stay for the beats! For more information, email Scotty (metalmax at gmail dot com).

March 4 Third Rail: A Night of Ska, Oy!

The Junkyard Gang
Essentials: Ska Band; From Silver Spring, MD
How to listen: The Junkyard Gang

Essentials: Punk/Ska Band; From Columbia, MD
How to listen:Dingus

The Venkmans
Essentials: Ska Band; From Woodboro, MD
How to listen: The Venkmans

Tonight @ WMUC Studios

Come by WMUC Studios at 3130 South Campus Dining Hall at 7pm, the 16th of February (FRIDAY), to see 3 awesome bands here courtesy of WMUC-FM.

Dan Deacon
French Stewart (2 year Anniversary Show!!!)
Christian Brady (of Mass Movement of the Moth)

So come out and help us celebrate the two year anniversary of one of the station’s favorite groups along with some fantastic performers and DJs.

Feb. 11 – Monument, Blackie Knight/Daylites on Third Rail

Hey everyone, this week’s Third Rail features two bands with storied histories with WMUC.

Monument (featuring WMUC staff Anton Kropp and Dan Doggett)
Blackie Knight and the Daylites (featuring former general manager Dave Goldberg)

Also on Sunday is the broadcast of the Maryland/Duke men’s basketball game at 12:30 PM. Go Terps!


WMUC’s OPEN HOUSE will be held on Feb. 5th and 6th at 7pm. This is your chance to show you’re a better DJ then all the current ones we have. Not sure if the spotlight is for you? Then get involved with engineering live shows, recording music, being a part of the street team, reviewing new CDs, doing sports broadcast, and so much more.
We hope to see you there!

3130 South Campus Dining Hall
College Park, MD 20742

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