Catch Up On WORM Radio Playlists

4th Week Rage

For all the pent up angst, stress, and frustration that fourth weeks may bring. Scream, sing, and let it all out with these high-energy songs. This doubles as a great playlist for working out, or any other activity where you need some more aggressive tunes. 

Collaging

So you have finally invited that cute girl over to your room to collage and make some art. Now what? Don’t worry, WORM radio has the playlist for you. This mellow collection features artists such as Crumb, HOMESHAKE, and Steve Lacy. So however your night goes Collaging is the perfect mood setter. 

Putting Glitter on Your Face and Feeling Invincible

This playlist was inspired by our shared love for Tierra Whack and Little Simz. We wanted to create a playlist of music by inspiring femme artists for femmes. The playlist builds into what we deemed “stomping songs,” or songs you could stomp across campus in your favorite platform boots to. We hope that this playlist makes you feel like you could eat the whole world. 

It’s Getting Dark at 5 PM Now 

Here is the soundtrack to encaptures how much winter sucks. Warning: these songs will not pep you up, rather they are for when you want to really feel your feels. This playlist includes Elliot Smith (not surprising), Florence + The Machine, and Big Star. So crawl into your bed, turn on these tunes, and wallow. 

Blooming Out

Blooming Out is a collection of songs that make you feel like your chest is exploding when you listen to them. For us these songs capture that moment when music possesses your body and makes you feel like you are spreading into infinity. The playlists includes Maggie Rogers, Fleetwood Mac, and a lot of Florence + The Machine. You can dance, jam, and scream along to these songs but mostly just Bloom out. 

Tune in every Tuesday at 8:00 pm to catch our playlists live. Happy listening from Carol and Mia!

NEW PLAYLIST: LIL MAMA Radio

In her last two shows, DJ Lily Roth created distinct playlists that offer opposing tones. Her first playlist titled “experiencing ego death” includes some staple rock tunes by artists like The Strokes and The Black Keys. The second playlist titled “toe taps and tenderness” introduces soft and sweet melodies about love and focuses on artists such as Otis Redding and The Weeknd.  Make sure you listen in every Thursday night at 10 pm!

 

Concert Review: Twin Peaks with Post Animal and Ohmme

Cadien and Clay of Twin Peaks go at the guitar back-to-back. Photo by Jane M. Harris.

On the brisk and clear night of Saturday, November 2nd Chicago indie rock took Colorado by storm. Twin Peaks headlined Englewood’s The Gothic Theatre, supported by Post Animal and Ohmme. All three groups hail from Chicago, a city well-known for some of the nation’s best early blues and jazz, as well as its current thriving and exciting alternative scene. There is no doubt that the groups that took the stage in Englewood this November are following in the footsteps of the Chicago greats.

Macie Stewart of Ohmme. Photo by Jane M. Harris.

Ohmme, composed of the power duo Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham and supported on the drums by NNAMDÏ, took the stage first, with an attentive crowd waiting to hear some fresh sounds. They jumped right in with heavy, purposeful guitar riffs and alternating harmonies that were left hanging in the air above the audience long after their songs had ended. Ohmme’s music and onstage energy showcased an interesting juxtaposition between relaxation and erraticism. The tracks “Fingerprints” and “Water” left the crowd especially mesmerized with their unique and earnest pockets of a cappella harmonies book-ended by intense guitar strumming. The orange and blue lights bouncing off the walls of The Gothic Theatre only aided in amplifying the surrealist quality of Ohmme’s music. They made my Saturday night feel like a dream.

Dalton and Jake of Post Animal. Photo by Jane M. Harris.

Next up was Post Animal, and while they set the stage for their set, Clay Frankel of Twin Peaks performed an impassioned reading of an excerpt from Milton’s Paradise Lost to the excited and anxious crowd. It was an interesting artistic decision, but one I could get behind. With the opening chord of Post Animal’s popular track “Ralphie” the audience has no choice but to lose it a little bit—the energy exuded from the band was contagious. With Dalton Allison on bass, Javi Reyes and Matt Williams on guitar, Jake Hirshland on guitar and keys, Wesley Toledo on drums, and all members singing, the band looked more like a brotherhood than just a group. During the fan favorite “Dirtpicker” they were assisted by Twin Peak’s Cadien Lake James’ guitar playing, catalyzing some intense moshing from the audience. Throughout their set Post Animal mixed neo-psychedelic sounds with heavy guitars and lulling vocals, tremendously succeeding in exciting and entertaining the audience.

After an impatient set break that I spent anxious to get back into the photo pit, the members of Twin Peaks sauntered on stage, beers in hand and smiles radiating. Twin Peaks is the collaborative effort of Clay Frankel and Cadien Lake James on vocals and guitar, Jack Dolan on vocals and bass, Colin Croom on vocals, keys, and guitar (oh my!), and Connor Brodner on drums. Their large following in the indie and alternative rock community was clearly visible in the excitement and energy in the audience at The Gothic Theatre—I saw multiple fans scramble to put their new “Twin Peaks 2019 North American Tour” t-shirts on over their outfits right before the set.

Colin of Twin Peaks. Photo by Jane M. Harris.

With their current tour Twin Peaks are celebrating the release of their latest album, Lookout Low, featuring “Dance Through It,” “Better Than Stoned,” and “Unfamiliar Sun.” Their new music highlights new horn and keys arrangements while recalling the well-loved garage rock-tendencies of their earlier work. At the Englewood show the new tracks were received with excitement and enthusiasm from the audience, but the older tracks were truly beloved. When Twin Peaks launched into their older hit “Wanted You” the crowd took to impassioned moshing under the pink, red, and blue lights that spilled from the venue ceiling to the floor. After the set and the encore everyone screamed for more.

From left: Twin Peak’s Cadien, Clay, and Jack. Photo by Jane M. Harris.

Watching the way Twin Peaks performs their music— with fervor and determination—and how they interact with their openers and audience, it is clearly visible that music, for them, is a labor of love. Though it was a cold fall night, everyone in the theater was an endearing kind of sweaty from all the singing and dancing. All three acts of the night put everything they had out onto the stage. I left the concert feeling warm and euphoric, excited to blast Twin Peaks, Post Animal, and Ohmme in the car the whole drive home.


Twin Peaks recently released a new single, “Our World.” Post Animal also released a new single, “Safe or Not: Extended Mix.” After listening to those, be sure to check out the collaborative effort of members of Twin Peaks and Post Animal: Column.

Upcoming tour dates for Twin Peaks can be found here.