Former WCYT DJ Hallie Nowak’s passion for poetry has found her fitting in perfectly in Fort Wayne’s poetry scene. Hallie is currently studying at PFW and reads poetry a few times a month around town, her chapbook is now available to purchase through Lulu.
There is a new band in town, a surf rock band. Strange Waters stopped into the WCYT studios to tell us why a a city that doesn’t see any waves has a surf rock band. Listen to the interview and their first song Zando Zan from their new Self-titled EP. You can catch them at the Ruin tonight Saturday February 9 for a winter Luau. This event is 21+ so if you want to get their new EP head to the Strange Waters Bandcamp
Generations is a show consisting of a panel spanning many generations in age. Each person will discuss the song that shaped their musical foundation. Each panelist will give their opinion of everyone’s song of choice.
Dr. Phil Downs – Superintendent of SACS
Adam Schenkel – Teacher at Homestead HS
Joe Swymeler – Senior at Homestead HS
Dr. Phil Downs – King Crimson “21st Century Schizoid Man” (1969)
Adam Schenkel – Radiohead “Paranoid Android” (1997)
Joe Swymeler – Tame Impala “Let It Happen” (2015)
Anna Burch’s Quit The Curse album took me by surprise as being one of my favorite albums of 2018 so far, possibly because it is one of the few albums I’ve listened to that I enjoyed. The indie-artist’s debut comes to life with the vintage sounds provided by the use of reverb and guitars.
Quit the Curse brings me summer vibes, with the joyous guitar strings and the energetic drums. I keep imagining 1960’s aesthetics with each song and I am in no way complaining because I love all things vintage. One of my favorites include “Belle Isle”, mostly because of the play on guitars which have a poppy melody that gives listeners an imagery of paradise. The opening of “In Your Dreams” had me swaying my head back forth on the beat of each drum. And of course, the angelic guitar intro was amazing. (If you can’t already tell, I love guitars). There were a few songs that lost my interest, possibly because of the monotone presence Burch displays in her songs. In the songs that I liked, her voice was paired perfectly with the instruments, which made me favor them more.
The entire album is composed of lyrics in which Anna Burch expresses her romantic disasters. The entire album gives off a Lana Del Rey sound, with Burch possibly taking inspiration from the mainstream-alt artist, as well as working with the her sound engineer. I listened to this album imaging myself standing up in a vintage car, with my hair blowing in the breeze on the California coast. I would definitely listen to this album again, for aesthetic purposes of course.
I’ve spent the entirety of my life in Fort Wayne, IN. Seventeen years watching the city go through transition. It hasn’t been until the last few years that I’ve really noticed a sense of pride within the community, that has grown with the improvements being made within the downtown arts and music scene. I collected a series of interviews from local musicians and business owners that exhibit the change that the city has gone through in the past decade and the fast-approaching changes the city is set to go under.