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The 2017 Dominion Energy Christmas Parade on WVCW

In case you missed it, here are photos and the audio from our 8th annual coverage of the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade! You can find more photos on here on our Facebook page.

The Monday Morning Lady Lovers hosted the Parade Preshow this year!

This years coverage was hosted by Jon Carpenter, Jacob McFadden, Kiara Walker, and for the final time, senior, Katie Moody.

VCU Field Hockey vs La Salle

Field Hockey earn big win over La Salle

By: Jack Laudano

VCU’s Field Hockey team beat conference opponent La Salle 7-0 on Sunday.

The Rams came out strong, with junior forward Emily McNamara scoring at the 11 minute mark and then again at the 22nd minute. Shortly after the restart of McNamara’s 2nd, Jamee Albright scored her first goal of the day, and followed it up only a couple of minutes later with a 2nd goal forcing La Salle to take their one timeout of the match.

Right as the match was nearing halftime, Spencer Tossone scored to extend VCU’s lead at the half to 5-0. The Rams were more than pleased with their overall team performance, as their defense was electric along with the rapid goal scoring efforts from McNamara and Albright.

At the start of the 2nd half, the Rams picked up where they left off as McNamara got her third goal of the match. That goal brought McNamara’s season total to 19 goals that is one shy of the VCU record for goals scored in a season. McNamara made a strong case to earn A-10 player of the week honors, as this was her second hat trick of the season against a conference opponent.

The Rams held their opponents well defensively for the remainder of the match, and with only a minute remaining Svea Sturm added to the tally with a goal of her own. The match ended 7-0 in favor of the Rams. The team heads to St. Louis this week for one last road game before their season finale Sunday at Cary Street Field.

Top 25 Countdown for April 11th!

#25. Juliana Hatfield- Rhinoceros, from the album “Pussycat”

#24. The Matinee-Long Gone, from the album “Dancing on Your Grave”

#23. The Octopus Project- Mendoza, from the album “Memory Mirror”

#22. Dirty Projectors-Little Bubble, from the album “Dirty Projectors”

#21. Said The Whale- Realize Real Eyes, from the album “As Long as Your Eyes are Wide”

#20. Hot Flash Heat Wave- Raindrop, from the album “Soaked”

#19. Le Spunk- Amused Bouche, from the album “Shoebox full of Seashells”

#18. The Octopus Project- Leven, from the album “Memory Mirror’

#17. Slowdive- Sugar for the Pill, released as a single

#16. Juliana Hatfield-Touch You Again, from the album “Pussycat”

#15. Darwin Says-Sociopath, from the album “Cuckoo”

#14.Said The Whale- More than Ever, from the album “As Long as Your Eyes are Wide”

#13.The Octopus Project- Beta Wand, from the album “Memory Mirror”

#12. Le Spunk- Vanilla Swirl, from the album “Shoebox full of Seashells”

#11. The Dirty Projectors- I See You, from the self titled album “Shoebox full of Seashells”

#10. Puzzlecuts- All Wound Up, from the album “No Max Amount”

#9. The Octopus Project- Woah, Mossman!!,  from the album “Memory Mirror”

#8. Hot Flash Heat Wave- Make it Right, from the album “Soaked”

#7. Dirty Projectors- Death Spiral,  from the album “Dirty Projectors”

#6. The Matinee- Fireworks, from the album “Dancing on your Grave”

#5. Faintlife- Sludge Soul, from the album “Ever Was”

#4. Le Spunk- Chronopath, from the album “Shoebox full of Seashells”

#3. Hot Flash Heat Wave- Gold Years, from the album “Soaked”

#2. The Octopus Project- Cuidate, from the album “Memory Mirror”

#1. Dirty Projectors- Up In Hudson, from the album “Dirty Projectors”

 

WVCW’s Favorite Songs of 2016

For many, 2016 was a tough year. From the loss of multiple celebrities to the mess of politics that occurred this year, things could have been better. However, there was one especially bright light amidst seemingly endless darkness: music. This year brought us a number of great songs and breakout artists. Here our a few of WVCW’s staff members top song picks for 2016!

Note: Some of the songs on this list are explicit!

Leah Dickshinski- DJ

  1. No More Parties in L.A.- Kanye West
  2. Identikit- Radiohead
  3. Your Best American Girl- Mitski
  4. FloriDada- Animal Collective
  5. Pneumonia- Danny Brown
  6. Obsidian Counterpoint- Tim Hecker
  7. Frankie Sinatra- The Avalanches
  8. Judas- Esperanza Spalding
  9. I Can’t Give Everything Away- David Bowie
  10. Sister- Angel Olsen

Courtney Miller-DJ

  1. Too Dark- Frankie Cosmos
  2. Heart Shaped Face- Angel Olsen
  3. Desert Island Disk- Radiohead
  4. Mondays- Sales

Sean Pritchard-DJ

  1. Really Doe- Danny Brown
  2. Vignette: Panacea- Disasterpeace
  3. How I Died Today- Jeremy & Lynne
  4. Pain- De La Soul
  5. Ain’t It a Sin- Charles Bradley

Nia McLeod- DJ

  1. Same Drugs – Chance the Rapper
  2. Backseat – Ari Lennox
  3. Neighbors – J. Cole
  4. Redbone – Childish Gambino
  5. Me & Your Mama – Childish Gambino
  6. Caroline – Amine
  7. Stay – Mac Miller
  8. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  9. Smile – Isaiah Rashad
  10. Maniac – Jhene Aiko
  11. Wifi – D.R.A.M feat. Erykah Badu
  12. Girlfriend – NAO
  13. Wolves – Kanye West feat. Sia & Vic Mensa

Brandon Herbin- DJ

  1. I Love You So Much- V.Rose ft. Tripp Lee
  2. Skittles and Iced Tea- Hostyle Gospel ft. John Givez
  3. Ain’t Worried- Mike Bell, Legin, Sinai ft. T-Haddy
  4. Home- Sean C. Johnson
  5. Arthur Agee- K-Drama
  6. We Live It- B-Fade ft. Brvndon P & Pray Area
  7. Wanna Be- Drew Smith

Kayla Pangilinan- DJ

  1. Never Be Mine- Angel Olsen
  2. Your Best American Girl- Mitski
  3. Gemini Feed- Banks
  4. Ivy- Frank Ocean
  5. Hopeless- Khalid
  6. Wedding Singer- Modern Baseball
  7. This Song Is a Mess but So Am I- Joyce Manor
  8. Floated In- Frankie Cosmos
  9. Versace On the Floor- Bruno Mars
  10. I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore- Lucy Dacus
  11. Aquasun- Basement
  12. Barely 21 (feat. Tavi Gevinson)- Seth Bogart

Alan Booth- General Manager

  1. Radio- Sylvan Esso
  2.  Wild Horses- Bishop Briggs
  3.  Take It All Back- Judah & the Lion
  4.  Getaway- Saint Motel
  5.  Money- Con Brio
  6.  If You Want It- The Sam Roberts Band
  7.  Grand Canyon- The Wind and The Wave
  8.  Take It From Me- The KONGOS
  9. Loud(y)- Lewis del Mar
  10.  HandClap- Fitz and the Tantrums
  11.  Banshee- Santigold
  12.  Once in a While- Timeflies

Kiara Walker- Programming Director

  1. Somebody Else- The 1975
  2. Gemini Feed- Banks
  3. Room in Here- Anderson.Paak (DJ Jazzy Jeff Remix)
  4. YOURE THE ONE- Kaytranada ft. SYD
  5. C’mon- Big Gigantic ft. GRiZ
  6. 33 “GOD”- Bon Iver
  7. Have Some Love- Childish Gambino
  8. Junie- Solange
  9. Innocence- Flume ft. AlunaGeorge
  10. Alaska- Maggie Rogers

Dan Deacon – Live @ Gallery 5

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On what was a typical Tuesday night in RVA, Gallery 5 was transformed into an absolutely bananas madhouse conducted by the gleefully hypnotic Dan Deacon. Riding high off of his most recent release “Gliss Riffer” Deacon brought an off kilter amalgam of psychedelic Simon Says, collective interpretive dance, and manic rave for the venue’s 10th anniversary celebration. Standing alone against the backdrop of the red curtained stage with his magic suitcase of noisemakers, his signature dramatic vocal presentation (read: gesturing hand as though summoning fire from the audience like a disco warlock) was welcomed by an eager and receptive audience. The sold out show had been thoroughly hyped and as such the crowd was a blend of diehard fans as well as newcomers interested in having an extrasensory experience. When Deacon instructed the crowd to place their left hand on the head of the person in front of them and “swap conscientiousness with each other” it became overtly clear who was at their first Dan Deacon show, and who was accustomed to his oddball crowd manipulation. But after busting out hits such as the blissed out lead single “Feel the Lightening” from the new record, everyone in attendance began to immerse themselves in the cult like experience. After a jilted evening of dancing and pseudo-teambuilding exercises (Deacon should start booking corporate gigs) an audience left sweaty and frazzled from a must see show from one of indie electronica’s most prominent figures.