Isthmus On WORT: Sobriety On The Rise?

Friday, 18 April 2014

In this week’s edition of “Isthmus on WORT”, Isthmus contributor Maggie Ginsberg-Schutz reports on the increasing number of college students opting for sobriety – even in the midst of a growing heroin problem and U.W.-Madison’s (as well as Wisconsin’s) reputation for binge drinking.   more »

April Musicians for WORT

Monday, 14 April 2014
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The Crystal Corner Bar will be hosting this month’s Musicians for WORT benefit featuring a trio of Rock and Soul powerhouses on Thursday, April 17. more »

Johnny Clegg on WORT

Monday, 14 April 2014
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Listen to this interview with Johnny Clegg on WORT! On Saturday, April 19th South African world music star and activist Johnny (“The White Zulu”) Clegg and his band will perform at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison. Johnny is touring behind his acclaimed 2010 release “Human”. This show also precedes the April 29th release of his new CD, “Best, Live & Unplugged at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town”. Both CDs are on Appleseed Recordings. Johnny is an internationally acclaimed musician and sociopolitical activist. A fascinating story, he is not only a socially conscious singer, songwriter, and guitarist, he is also an anthropologist, ethnic dancer, and even a French knight! more »

Record Store Day

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Join WORT DJs for the 7th Annual Record Store Day all over Madison!! Throughout the day they’ll be spinning live at Strictly Discs, Ear Wax, B-Side Records and Sugar Shack Records. On Friday, April 18th we’ll also have a special live remote broadcast of Who Cooks For You? from MadCity Music Exchange from 2-4:30 pm. Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April. This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include live music, DJs spinning records, specials, contests, cook-outs, meet & greets with artists and more! Listen to WORT 89.9 FM or keep an eye out for updates here, at or at You can also join our Facebook event for updates! more »

Charts for the week starting 4/8/14

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Top 30 WAR ON DRUGS Lost In The Dream Secretly Canadian PRETTY LIGHTS Color Map From The Sun Remixes 8 Minutes 20 Seconds PINS Girls Like Us Bella Union COATHANGERS Suck My Shirt Suicide Squeeze BLACK LIPS Underneath the Rainbow Vice BROKEN BELLS After The Disco Columbia LIARS Mess Mute GUIDED BY VOICES Motivational Jumpsuit GBV REAL ESTATE Atlas Domino ELBOW The Take Off And Landing Of Everything Fiction Concord TRIN TRAN Far Reaches [EP] Castle Face BLEEDING RAINBOW Interrupt Kanine ANGEL OLSEN Burn Your Fire For No Witness Jagjaguwar TENSNAKE Glow Astralwerks ST. VINCENT St. Vincent Loma Vista THIEVERY CORPORATION Saudade ESL THE MEN Tomorrow’s Hits Sacred Bones BECK Morning Phase Capitol GERMAN ART STUDENTS Time Machine SLEEPY SUN Maui Tears Dine Alone CARSICK CARS 3 Maybe Mars HANK WILLIAMS III “Ramblin Man” [Single] Curb PERFECT PUSSY Say Yes To Love Captured Tracks PACK A.D. Do Not Engage Nettwerk TEMPLES Sun Structures Fat Possum DAMAGED BUG Hubba Bubba Castle Face STEVE MARTIN AND THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS Live Rounder MARK MCGUIRE Along The Way Dead Oceans NIGHT DRIVE Position 1 [EP] Robot Dance EARGULLS Eargulls Partisan Adds AFGHAN WHIGS Do To The Beast Sub Pop AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS Enter the Slasher House Domino TWEENS Tweens Frenchkiss OFF! Wasted Years Vice MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA Cope Loma Vista Jazz DAVE STRYKER Eight Track Self-Released JANE IRA BLOOM Sixteen Sunsets Outline JAVON JACKSON Expressions Smoke Sessions HELEN SUNG Anthem For The New Day Concord SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA Inner Fire Strut PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP Kin Nonesuch FAREED HAQUE Trance Hypothesis Delmark CATHERINE RUSSEL Bring It Back Jazz Village STACEY KENT The Changing Lights warner RUFUS REID Quiet Pride Motema Adds ARCHIE SHEPP ATTICA BLUES ORCHESTRA I Hear The Sound – MITCH FROHMAN’SLATIN JAZZ QUARTET From Daddy With Love – World TINARIWEN Emmaar Anti BOSSACUCANOVA Our Kind Of Bossa Six Degrees DOM LA NENA Ela Por Eles Remixes Six Degrees THOMAS BLONDET FutureWorld Rhythm and Culture – JOE DRISCOLL AND SEKU KOUYATE Faya Cumbancha SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS Libation Modiba HABIB KOITE Soo Contre-Jour – MOVITS! Soo Contre-Jour – IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE Ibibio Sound Machine Soundway VARIOUS ARTISTS Putumayo Presents: Native America Putumayo Adds ZION I Masters of Ceremony [EP] Live Up rpm/electronic/techno PRETTY LIGHTS Color Map From The Sun Remixes 8 Minutes 20 Seconds TENSNAKE Glow Astralwerks BIKE FOR THREE! So Much Forever Fake Four TRUST Joyland Arts And Crafts GLITCH MOB Love Death Immortality Glass Air KASIM KETO Long Car Rides Babygrande DAVIDGE Slo Light The End I BREAK HORSES Chiaroscuro …. more »

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