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Hearts & Plugs “Summer Essentials” for a Shindig

Hearts & Plugs “Summer Essentials” for a Shindig

Hearts & Plugs, our friendly neighborhood record label, has done it again. Founder Dan McCurry carefully curated some of the …

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Moogfest 2016 Remembered

Moogfest 2016 Remembered

Moogfest 2016 brought artists, thinkers and musicians alike to Durham, NC last weekend, focusing all festival goers on its themes …

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Big Gigantic at the Music Farm – A Show Review

Big Gigantic at the Music Farm – A Show Review

Another night at the Music Farm filled with debauchery and showgirls was exactly what happened during the Big Gigantic concert. …

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#CYRTakesHangout: An Interview with The Revivalists’ Michael Girardot

We are beyond excited to hit the road for the Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival this weekend. Between the killer …

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#CYRTakesMoogfest: A Lesson in Moogfest History

#CYRTakesMoogfest: A Lesson in Moogfest History

The annual Moogfest (rhymes with “rogue-fest”) celebrates this synthesizer’s storied tradition not only in the mainstream of synth-driven pop music …

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Waka Flocka Flame at the Music Farm – A Show Review

Waka Flocka Flame at the Music Farm – A Show Review

We arrived at the always amazing Music Farm at around 8:15ish Wednesday night, only to be greeted by a huge …

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An Interview with SUSTO at Savannah Stopover

An Interview with SUSTO at Savannah Stopover

On Wednesday, March 9, I had the pleasure of talking with Justin Osbourne, the front man of Susto, as part …

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Joan Baez at the Charleston Music Hall – A Show Review

Joan Baez at the Charleston Music Hall – A Show Review

In 1963, when Joan Baez performed “We Shall Overcome” during MLK’s March on Washington, she solidified herself as not only …

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Heartless Bastards at the Music Farm – A Show Review

Heartless Bastards at the Music Farm – A Show Review

When I was first introduced to the Heartless Bastards’ music, it was three people as a backing band for a …

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SUSTO at the Music Farm – A Show Review

SUSTO at the Music Farm – A Show Review

A swarm of notes overpowered the crowd’s applause as SUSTO demanded the stage. The beehive of guitars lulled into one …

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DJ Spotlight: Josh Cronin of “KosherBeets”

DJ Spotlight: Josh Cronin of “KosherBeets”

Josh Cronin is probably one of the more relaxed people here at CisternYard Radio. It also reflects in the music …

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Buku Music & Arts Festival Preview: Crescendo & DJ Slothbox Weigh In

Buku Music & Arts Festival Preview: Crescendo & DJ Slothbox Weigh In

New Orleans is no stranger to colorful festivals and districts full of sound. This lively environment provides the perfect backdrop …

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Savannah Stopover Preview: Beside the Point’s Most Anticipated Acts

Savannah Stopover Preview: Beside the Point’s Most Anticipated Acts

Savannah Stopover, often thought of as a springboard or a pit stop for artists on their way south for spring …

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Morgan Heritage & Blackalicious – A Show Review

Morgan Heritage & Blackalicious – A Show Review

“Patience is a virtue” a common phrase that come to light during my experience at the Morgan Heritage and Blackalicious …

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Lucy Dacus “No Burden” – An Album Review

Lucy Dacus “No Burden” – An Album Review

In the first track of her debut album “No Burden,” Lucy Dacus tells the world “I don’t need to be …

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Cherub at the Music Farm – A Show Review

Cherub at the Music Farm – A Show Review

We rolled up to Music Farm at approximately 9:20 and were welcomed by a questionable crowd and some rap beats. …

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DJ Spotlight: Seth Barry-Hinton of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

DJ Spotlight: Seth Barry-Hinton of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

No two DJs are alike here at CisternYard Radio and in our history, we have never had anyone quite like …

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DJ Spotlight: Kei of “YamaKei Radio”

DJ Spotlight: Kei of “YamaKei Radio”

You are never really sure what you seem to get when you meet someone. Kei came to CisternYard Radio as …

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An Examination of “PILLOWTALK” by Zayn Malik

An Examination of “PILLOWTALK” by Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik’s newest single “PILLOWTALK” was dropped as a music video launch on YouTube. Many fans of his that know …

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Papadosio at the Music Farm – A Show Reaction

Papadosio at the Music Farm – A Show Reaction

The lights drew the eye The instruments drew the ear but the bands compositions really painted the picture. Papadosio’s ambient …

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Rihanna “Anti” – A Surprise Album Review

Rihanna “Anti” – A Surprise Album Review

Rihanna has always been the badass female popstar. We just didn’t see that in her early days of singing “Pon …

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Reel Big Fish at The Music Farm – A Show Review

Reel Big Fish at The Music Farm – A Show Review

On Monday, January 25th, I went to the Music Farm to see Reel Big Fish (a band I didn’t even …

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Staff Spotlight: Programming Director, Harrison

Staff Spotlight: Programming Director, Harrison

There’s no real way to describe the Programming Director for CisternYard Radio. Harrison is a man of many names and …

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DJ Spotlight: Brantley of “Folkin’ Around”

DJ Spotlight: Brantley of “Folkin’ Around”

This semester, we have a familiar face in our new fleet of flagship DJs. Brantley has been with us since …

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Megadeth “Dystopia” – An Album Review

Megadeth “Dystopia” – An Album Review

I’d be hard-pressed to identify which of the “Big Four” of thrash metal has had the most tragic, Paradise Lost-style …

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DJ Spotlight: Geoffrey and Phillip of “Beside The Point”

DJ Spotlight: Geoffrey and Phillip of “Beside The Point”

With every semester here at CisternYard Radio, we gather a new crop of up and coming DJs we call flagships. …

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Our Goblin King: CisternYard Radio’s Eulogy for David Bowie

Our Goblin King: CisternYard Radio’s Eulogy for David Bowie

So I started writing a review of David Bowie’s Blackstar at about 10 PM on Sunday night. I listened to …

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Brave Baby at the Music Farm – A Show Review

Brave Baby at the Music Farm – A Show Review

At concerts, we often find that one performer lacks or the bands don’t mesh well, but this line-up worked in …

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DJ Spotlight: DJ Phillip of “The Music Box”

DJ Spotlight: DJ Phillip of “The Music Box”

Power metal is not a genre we have much here at CisternYard Radio, but one brave man has decided to …

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Futurebirds at the Music Farm – A Show Review

Futurebirds at the Music Farm – A Show Review

The show began with an incredible opening set by a band called Hermits Victory. This band filled the stage with …

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Sufjan Stevens – A Show Review

Sufjan Stevens – A Show Review

Sufjan Stevens has been the experimental darling of the indie rock scene for well over a decade now, with an …

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Suicide Girls’ Blackheart Burlesque – A Burlesque Review

Suicide Girls’ Blackheart Burlesque – A Burlesque Review

Attending a burlesque show is one of those things I’ve never particularly imagined myself doing. They have always seemed to …

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DJ Spotlight: Luke Bradley “Around the World”

DJ Spotlight: Luke Bradley “Around the World”

We love all of our eccentric DJs here at CYR and we have had one guy has taken the station …

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Staff Spotlight: PR Manager, Donovan/Crescendo

Staff Spotlight: PR Manager, Donovan/Crescendo

After a few DJ Spotlights, we decided to change a bit of the focus and show you the brains behind …

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5 Seconds of Summer “Sounds Good, Feels Good” – An Album Review

5 Seconds of Summer “Sounds Good, Feels Good” – An Album Review

5 Seconds of Summer has taken the world by storm with the release of their new album Sounds Good Feels …

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Deerhunter “Fading Frontier” – An Album Review

Deerhunter “Fading Frontier” – An Album Review

Atlanta based indie rock band Deerhunter often defies description when trying to summarize their style. They incorporate sounds from a …

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Desaparecidos at the Music Farm – A Show Review

Desaparecidos at the Music Farm – A Show Review

Desaparecidos is a band that I don’t quite know what to make of. As a lover of punk rock and …

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DJ Spotlight: KAB Radio with Kevin, Austin, and Bob

DJ Spotlight: KAB Radio with Kevin, Austin, and Bob

Are you still a believer in old fashioned rock and roll? Well you aren’t the only one! Kevin, Austin, and …

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Dj Spotlight: Stephanie and Maria “Tuesdays with 215”

Dj Spotlight: Stephanie and Maria “Tuesdays with 215”

Every year we get a new batch of special DJs and these next two have gone completely above and beyond. …

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Coheed and Cambria “Color Before the Sun” – An Album Review

Coheed and Cambria “Color Before the Sun” – An Album Review

Coheed and Cambria is, as far as I can discern from a lot of self-reflection, the band most important to …

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