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Grace Potter and Lake Street Dive Tickets!

by Chris on July 27, 2015

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WMWV is ready to help you rock out again, this Saturday, August 1 (6:00pm) with Grace Potter and Lake Street Dive! It’s all going down at Portland, Maine’s newest music venue, Thompson’s Point!   

Need tickets? Tune in this week for your cue to call this week at (603)356-9930!

 

GRACE POTTER is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and internationally performing rock musician. With her longtime backing band, The Nocturnals, she has released four studio albums. The fourth and most recent album, The Lion The Beast The Beat, debuted at #17 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and #10 on Billboard’s Digital chart. The single “Stars” reached #1 on the iTunes Rock Song chart. Grace Potter’s highly anticipated upcoming release, a solo album titled Midnight, is set to come out later in 2015. Of the first single, “Alive Tonight”, SPIN says it “sounds every bit as Black Keys as it does Sia, a satisfying halfway point”, and that the song “highlights her trademark howly-growly belt.” Grace is best known for her hit song “Paris (Ooh La La).” She has opened for Robert Plant, Dave Matthews Band and the Avett Brothers, played numerous festivals, including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Coachella and Rock in Rio, and has collaborated with members of The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, Kenny Chesney and Gov’t Mule.

Lake Street Dive find themselves on the cusp of stardom, though they insist they will always be the same people whose stage outfits once consisted of matching sweater vests. “We realize this could all go away tomorrow,” says Rachael Price. “But that won’t change what we do. We want to continue to do this for a long, long time. This is what we love. We just want to make sure we keep enjoying ourselves.”

Lake Street Dive have been performing for nearly a decade after meeting as fellow students at the New England Conservatory in Boston. The band was hand picked by Minneapolis trumpet/guitar player Mike Olson and named after an actual neighborhood of seedy bars in his hometown. Vocalist Rachael Price came from outside Nashville, Tennessee, stand-up bassist Bridget Kearney was an Iowa native, while drummer Mike Calabrese called Philadelphia home. “I wasn’t only impressed with their musicianship,” says Olson, who acquired the nickname “McDuck” while at the conservatory for his reclusive ways. “They were also a lot of fun just to hang out with. The first four years of rehearsals were more like glorified dinner parties.”

Lake Street Dive has come a long way, but this just could be the start of something even bigger.

For more info on this show, or any others courtesy of The State Theater visit statetheaterportland.com

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MAHADIN MUSIC FESTIVAL

by Chris on July 6, 2015

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Win tickets this week, Monday, July 6 – Friday, July  10…just listen for the cue to call and dial (603)356-9930, and you could be heading to Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook to see  Dirty Heads, John Butler Trio, Soja and many more live on Sunday, July 12, 2015!

The John Butler Trio is an eclectic roots/jam band from Australia led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. They have independently released five studio albums, the last three of which debuted at #1 in Australia, and have had eight Top 40 singles. Having developed a great reputation as a live act, the band have also released three live albums.

The John Butler Trio was formed in 1998 when Butler was joined by Gavin Shoesmith on bass and Jason McGann on drums, and by the end of that year had recorded their debut album John Butler.

In 2007, the John Butler Trio won the for Best Performing Independent Album as well as Best Independent Release and Best Blues and Roots Album at the ARIA Awards. In 2010, the John Butler Trio received the award for Most Popular Independent Artist at the Australian Independent Record (AIR) Awards while April Uprising was nominated at the ARIA Awards for ‘Best Blues and Roots Album’ and ‘Best Independent Release.

Dirty Heads. The Sound of Change can’t come from external forces, it has to emanate from within. For Dirty Heads, evolution beyond their reggae-rock roots has developed over time and is manifested on their new album Sound of Change.

The band’s breakout 2008 album Any Port In The Storm included the chart-topping hit track Lay Me Down which features current Sublime frontman, Rome. The track had an incredible run for eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts, laying a solid foundation for their follow up sophomore album Cabin By The Sea which was released in 2012. Dirty Heads then began their musical metamorphosis with their 2013 acoustic album Home – Phantoms Of Summer, allowing time for their metamorphosis embodied in Sound of Change.

Their own journey can be heard within the album– all you have to do is sit back and listen.

SOJA is an American Grammy-nominated pop reggae band. Formed in 1997, their music is currently produced under ATO Records. The eight-member band has released a number of singles, albums, and DVDs, including SOJA – Live in Hawaii. Their third full-length album Born in Babylon peaked at #11 on the Top Heatseekerschart while their 2012 album Strength to Survive topped the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. The band continues to tour and record new music.

The album topped the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, and received a Grammy nomination in the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category.

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93 1/2 Days of Summer is Back!

by Chris on May 29, 2015

WMWV’s biggest promotion is back…it’s the 93 1/2 Days of Summer Contest!!!

How can you win? Just listen for the sounder every Monday-Friday through August, 21st and be the correct caller at (603)356-9930…you’ll win a prize package including FIVE Daily Prizes, TWO weekly prizes, and qualify for GRAND PRIZE WEEK, the week of August 24th!

This year’s prizes are:

Daily – A Sundae from Dairy Queen in Glen/N. Conway
Daily  A Grateful Dead Bear/Koozie from Mr. Charlie’s in Ossipee
Daily – A $5 Gift Certificate from Sherman Farm in Conway
Daily – Zinc Oxide Sunscreen from Fields of Ambrosia in N. Conway
Daily – A $5 Gift Card from Elvio’s Pizzeria and Italian Marketplace in  N. Conway

Weekly – Two Value Passes to Cranmore Mountain Summer Adventure Park in N. Conway
Weekly – A Family “Valley Train” Pass to Conway Scenic Railroad in N. Conway
Weekly – Two passes to Storyland in Glen
Weekly – Two General Admission Passes to Attitash in Bartlett
Weekly – A $25 Gift Certificate to the MET Coffee House in North Conway
Weekly – A $25 Gift Certificate to Hobbs Tavern and Brewing Co. in West Ossipee
Weekly – Two passes to Monkey Trunks in Chocurua
Weekly – A Drive Yourself Pass to the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Pinkham Notch
Weekly – A $25 Gift Certificate to Midas in North Conway
Weekly – A $25 Gift Certificate to Traditions Restaurant in Madison

Grand Prize # 1 – A Suitcase from Travelpro in North Conway
Grand Prize #2 – A Kayak from Northern Extremes in N. Conway
Grand Prize #3 – A New Specialized Mountain Bike Stan and Dan Sports in N. Conway
Grand Prize #4 – A $250 Gift Cert for a New Area Rug from Milford Flooring in Intrevale
Grand Prize #5 – TBA

Good Luck!

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Dante Club Wins Local Song of the Year Contest!

by Shannon Houde on April 1, 2015

SONGCONTEST1 93.5 WMWV and Blue Moon Brewing Company are happy to announce this year’s winner of the 93.5 WMWV Local Song of the Year contest…Dante Club with their song, “Anything You Want”!

As the winners, Dante Club will receive $1,000 in cash, a live in-studio appearance on WMWV (tba), and their song will be added to our playlist for the remainder of the year!

It’s been so fun, and we’re sad to see it end but are looking forward to doing it again next year!  A sincere thank you to all of our wonderful listeners for staying tuned in and for voting, to all the amazing local musicians for participating and for your kind words about our efforts to celebrate local talent, the Artfully Crafted, Blue Moon Brewing Company and Amoskeag Beverages for supporting local music.  

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Wheels of Soul 2015 Announced!

by Chris March 24, 2015 Contests

Tedeschi Trucks Band / Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings / Doyal Bramhall II The 2015 Wheels of Soul Summer Tour has been announced, and WMWV wants to send you there!  That’s right, the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, along with special guest Doyal Bramhall II will be performing live […]

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WMWV Song Of The Year Contest 2015

by Dennis February 20, 2015 Contests

The four finalists:   Voting has ended, thanks for playing!

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