There are a lot of things that have gone by the wayside, from VHS cassettes to phrases like "moving at a glacial pace" – which means something completely different to a millennial raised on a steady diet of images from shows like Vice TV or the latest reports on climate change. But one thing that never changes is the joy of entertaining wherever you are, with your friends or just with someone special.
One area of stress for most hosting an event is the desire to build a solid playlist that will have your guests asking, "Who is this?" or nonchalantly grabbing for their Shazam app to find the track name quickly. Luckily for those facing the pressures of building this aural experience along comes the weekly broadcast of New Standards with Troy and Tricia at WYCE's 88.5 FM.
What started off as a weekly reminder in my calendar to not miss this show has become a source of pure music pleasure as my alarm reminds me each week to turn my attention to 88.5 FM and listen in to the fresh new music. And when I say fresh music, you better believe it. This program only plays the very latest tracks, many of which are only 6 – 8 weeks old, with the rare, new preview release that will have you scratching your head after your music app produces no listing – the music is not even on Shazam yet.
As we enter our summer season, now is a good time to set the alarm on your calendar or phone to tune in and enjoy the music they curate each week. Just in time for backyard parties and beach blanket afternoons, take the time to discover some fresh new tunes courtesy of New Standards with Troy and Tricia – only on community-sponsored WYCE.
Lifestyle Editor's Note: If you find the experience of music on the radio cold, then on Tuesday consider seeing attending the event An Evening at Bar Divani w/ Molly Bouwsma Schultz & Scott Schultz. According to Schultz, "These duo gigs because it gives us a chance to jump around between genres and experiment with new songs.
I love covering songs in unexpected ways and seeing people's faces when they recognize a familiar tune played in a different way. You can expect to hear anything from George Gershwin to Radiohead to Mavis Staples as well as new and old originals including songs from the new Vox Vidorra album Promise Land scaled back" They will be appearing May 19 and throughout the summer on June 16, July 21, and August 25. All shows begin at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free (but seriously consider a donation to WYCE if you like what you hear)