Win Some FREE Tickets!

26 Feb

Here are some ways you can win free tickets to the show over the next few days:

Win tickets by entering your name in a giveaway contest:

Win tickets by listening to WCDB:

****Tuesday 6-10pm – WCDB 35th Anniversary Radio Show Extravaganza:
We’re digging through the vinyl library and old airplay charts to bring you our favorite songs from the past 35 years.

(2 pairs of tickets to giveaway!) with DJs: Nicole, Jackie, DJ Heat, Alexis, and whoever else jumps on the mic.

*** Wednesday 12-2pm
(1 pair of tickets to giveaway!) with DJ: Jeanny

*** Wednesday 6-8pm
(1 pair of tickets to giveaway!) with DJ: Melissa


Set Times!!!

20 Feb

It’s finally that time! The 35th Anniversary Extravaganza is less than 10 days away!

Here are the set times! 

You should probably also buy your ticket if you haven’t yet –>




5:30 doors open 5:30pm doors closed until 7:30pm
5:30-7:30 dj set: Noah Bondy ’14
7-7:30 Dirty Face
7:40-8:15 if Madrid dj set: Stu Levitt ’82 & Ross Brown ’84
8:20-9 dj set: Kenny Herzog ’01 & Kevin Smith ’01 Blotto
9:05-9:40 Summer People dj set: Adam Fass ’86
9:45pm-10:35 dj set: Patrick Donges ’09 Oberhofer
10:40-11:20 Barons in the Attic dj set: Nicole Dellarocca ’12
11:25-12:25 dj set: Club 91 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart


16 Feb

Let us take a second to appreciate how awesome this year’s artwork came out. Original photo (pictured below) taken at WCDB in 1986, photo of alumni Maria Biasucci-Vianna ’88. Artwork by alumni and former Program Director Andrew White ’11.

We’ll have a few posters signed by all of the bands to giveaway during the show! And plain ol’ posters without the band signatures available at the merch table for $2 

The Poster


The Web Banner


The Metroland Ad

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The Quarter Flyer



And Finally …

The Original


Thanks Maria for letting us make you the WCDB 35th Anniversary poster girl + thanks to Andrew for making multiple variations of the original design and altering it 30 million times for us when we wanted little tiny things on it changed.

If you haven’t picked up a ticket yet, you should do so, here–>

Let Us Give You Free Stuff ~OR~ why not to wait until march 1st to buy tickets at the door

12 Feb

1) Starting Now:

For every 10th ticket buyer, we will give you a FREE WCDB 35th Anniversary T-Shirt.

Now that ticket sales are starting to move, the 50th, 60th, 70th etc etc ticket buyer gets a free 35th shirt. We’ll notify you by email to let you know if that person is you and your name will be on a will call list by the merch table. Buy tickets HERE.

ticket at the door $23 + t-shirt $10 = $33.00. This ticket = $19.62 w/service fee You Save $13.38 


2) This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (February 14-16th):

Buy any 12″ record at Fuzz Record Shop – get your ticket for $15 flat. Cash only. No service fees.

ticket at the door = $23.  This ticket = $15.00 You Save $8.00


3) Every day that is not February 14th, 15th, 16th:

Tickets are $18  at Fuzz Record Shop. No Service Fee

tickets at the door =$23. This ticket = $18. You Save $5.00


4) Don’t live near Fuzz Records?

Tickets are $18 (or rather, $19.62 w/service fee) on the internet via Brown Paper Tickets.

tickets at the door = $23. This ticket = $19.62. You Save $3.38 

FULL LINE UP ANNOUNCED! Summer People + if Madrid added Downstairs

4 Feb

Summer People

Summer People

Hailing from all over the Upstate and New York City areas, Summer People are a 5-piece (former 7-piece collective) whose music has been described as “eerie and expansive indie rock” with “post-punk and progressive impulses that explode in sonic freakouts lurking around each corner” [exploding in sound]. They have been quiet most of last year (in Albany at least; zero shows here)– after a big 2011 where they released a split EP Do It with HotChaCha, toured with Aficionado down to SXSW, and pressed their self-released sophomore album Teamwork to vinyl. Summer People are currently finished recording and are currently in the process of mixing their third full length album Burn the Germs; due out later this year.

Preview demo tracks from the album:

if Madrid

Summer People
From Binghamton, NY – if Madrid include former WCDB DJ (and Promotions Director) Liam Murphy and have previously graced the Valentine’s downstairs stage at last year’s 34th anniversary, and as an opener for our Wye Oak show in 2011. They just finished recording their debut full-length, a follow up to last year’s Funeral Porn EP. The album was recorded at the WCDB studios over a 3-day session in January 2012 (the first album to be mixed in WCDB’s newly built production studio); engineered and mixed by Barons in the Attic’s Dan Maddalone. The yet-to-be-titled album is coming out on B3nson Records and will be released next month – if Madrid will be celebrating their CD release party at our 35th birthday party! The CD will be available at the merch table (and will be one of the prize items, along with their debut EP, being given away between sets)


\\\ Upstairs \\\

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

\\\ Downstairs \\\

Summer People
Barons in the Attic
if Madrid
Dirty Face

Summer People


WCDB 35th T-Shirts!

27 Jan

Available at the merch table, sold to you by our lovely wcdb merch ladies.

Have you bought your tickets to the 35th yet? You should get on that….

WCDB 35th t-shirt

Physical Tickets On-Sale Now at Fuzz Records

19 Jan

Starting now, a limited number of  physical tickets to the WCDB 35th Anniversary Festival (40, to be exact), will be available for purchase at Fuzz Records.

You pay $18 flat – absolutely no service fee. Cash Only.

Fuzz Records is located on 209 Lark Street and is our favorite new place to buy brand new vinyl. They have the best selection of new releases + reissues, plus some really cool cassettes, 7″ singles, and local releases. Pick up a pair of tickets and buy a record. Support the best thing to happen to Lark Street since 288.

Fuzz Ticket

Headliners Announced: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart & Oberhofer

3 Jan

We are ecstatic to announce our national headliners, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Oberhofer!

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart


The Pains of Being Pure at Heart captured our hearts early with their debut self-titled release in 2009, which was one of the most played albums on WCDB that year. That love affair continued with their 2011 release Belong, which came in at #10 on WCDB’s station-wide “Best Albums of 2011” list (#4 on NYTimes, #5 on Stereogum, #15 on NME, #19 on Pitchfork). Belong was recorded with the production and mixing team of Flood (Depeche Mode, U2) and Alan Moulder (Jesus and Mary Chain). Both albums came out on Slumberland Records and received Pitchfork’s Best New Music.



Oberhofer released their debult album Time Capsules II early in 2012 on Glassnote Records. An instant hit the day we got it into the studio, the album charted at #11 on WCDB’s Top Albums of 2012 (#5 on WCDB Rock Director Kyle Ryan’s list). 2012 for Oberhofer also saw a national tour with Matt & Kim (which made a stop at Albany’s PearlPalooza in September), and earlier in the year with Pond (members of Tame Impala).

Tickets are $18 in advance and
on-sale now.  To celebrate the announcement of our headliners, we’re lowering the ticket price to $15 from now until 11:59pm on Friday, January 5th!



Stay Tuned! We still have two (or maybe three?) more bands to be announced!

tickets: $18 adv / $23 day of

4 Dec

Okay fine. We’ve thought about it a little and we decided to lower the ticket price to this thing.

Instead of having tickets be $20 in advance and $25 at the doors the night of the show, we’re lowering the price to $18 in advance at $23 the day of.

Tickets go on sale TODAY, Tuesday December 4th at noon.

And yeah, we said we would have the full line up finalized and announced by now. Sit tight folks, we’ll tell you everything soon enough. Hopefully by next week! BLOTTO and DIRTY FACE were already announced, we have 3 more national bands and 2 local bands to go….

Get your tickets now!! see you there!


25 Nov

To coincide with the start of our ALUMNI DISCOUNTED TICKET PRE-SALE (if you’re an alumni, tickets are ON-SALE NOW for only $15), we’re thrilled to announce the first two bands playing our 35th Anniversary Birthday Bash, DIRTY FACE and BLOTTO!!!!!!!!!

Both Blotto and Dirty Face were huge on ‘CDB in the early 80s and late 80s to early 90s respectively. We’ve had a ton of requests from our alumni last year for them, so we’re really excited we were able to make this happen this year.

Instead of writing long bios, we’ll just let these AIRWAVES clippings speak for themselves. If you’re an alumni and you have fond memories seeing either of these bands at J.B. Scott’s, QE2, 288, interviewed at ‘CDB, in your basement or wherever else.. let us know your stories and how excited you are in the comments!


Dirty Face live at 288

WCDB Airwaves Program Guide, 1986

WCDB Airwaves Program Guide, 1987


WCDB Airwaves Program Guide, 1981; Read Full Article

Albany Student Press, 1980

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, on-sale to the general public Tuesday December 4th at noon.

The first 50 tickets are reserved at for WCDB Alumni for a special discounted pre-sale. If you’re an alumni, tickets are on-sale now! Buy tickets for only $15 (note: you need the pre-sale password)

We have 6 more bands to be announced folks, stay tuned for more…