Ears Up, Eyes Open

By Ryan Hanratty

What’s New? (Oct 4th, 2011)

Hell – Distrubed [Single] (Metal – NuMetal)

Crawling Back to You [Single] – Daughtry (Rock)

Awakening – BlessTheFall (Hardcore – Emo)

The Devil’s Rain – The Misfits (Punk – Rock)

Mayday Parade – Mayday Parade (Pop Punk – Melodic Hardcore)

Radiosurgery – New Found Glory (Pop Punk – Melodic Hardcore)

In the Pit of the Stomach – We Were Promised Jetpacks (Pop Punk – Alternative)

In Stereo EP – Cartel (Pop Punk – Alternative)

Is For Karaoke Pt 2 – Relient K (Pop Punk – Alternative)

Odd Soul – MuteMath (Alternative)

Best Intentions – We Are the In Crowd (Alternative – Pop)

Metals – Feist (Indie)

People & Things – Jack’s Mannequin (Indie – Pop)

Siberia – Lights (Electronic – Pop)

I Like it Like That [Sinlge] – Hot Chelle Rae (Pop)

Hangover [Single] – Taio Cruz (Pop)

I Like How it Feels [Sinlge} – Enrique Iglesias (Pop)

Just in Love [Single] – Joe Jonas (Pop)

I’m Flexin’ [Single] – T.I. (Hip-Hop – Rap)

How Do You Do – Mayer Hawthorne (Soul)

Something to Check Out

The sequel to the award winning video game “Batman: Arkham Asylum” was released yesterday. Batman: Arkham City is an RPG action game that features many of the famous characters from the Batman comics and movies.

Batman Arkham City Soundtrack photo credit: Ryan Hanratty

Over this past week, WaterTower Music released the game’s soundtrack. The compilation contains many big name artists with tracks produced specifically for the game. Daughtry, Panic! At the Disco, Coheed and Cambria, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are just a few of the bands featured. So, if you are a gamer, a fan of “The Dark Knight”, and like good music I would say this soundtrack is Something to Check Out!






 Something Notable

Lights Poxleitner: Siberia, photo credit: Ryan Haratty

Beau Bokan, lead singer of hardcore band: BlessTheFall, contributed to the release of their third album: Awakening, released on October 4th. This is the same date that Bokan’s girlfriend, Lights Poxleitner, released her second album. Lights is a solo artist from Ontario, Canada, She has been known for incorporating synths, beats, and occasionally dubstep into her music. Her latest album “Siberia” has a sound that is very similar to that of Owl City, in my opinion.

BlessTheFall: Awakening, photo credit: Ryan Hanratty

Recently, Lights has decided get her feet wet in the world of hardcore music. She has made appearances on a few tracks written and composed by the band, Bring Me the Horizon. She has yet to be featured on any BlessTheFall tracks nor has Bokan showed up on any of hers, but who knows what is to come.


What’s Happening On the Bronc!!

Bacon Stripes – Monday’s 8pm to 10pm The Best in Variety Music

The Brew w/ Brandi – Tuesday’s 12pm to 2pm Indie Music

3 O’Clock Ska Block – Thursday’s 3pm to 4pm Ska/Punk

PUNK! – Thursday’s 10pm to 12am Punk

Jimmy Strummer’s Vintage Vinyl – Friday’s 3pm to 5pm Punk/Rock

Check out http://www.1077thebronc.com for more show information!


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Ryan Hanratty is a Sophomore Radio & TV major at Rider University. He currently is hosting the radio show “PUNK!” alongside his friend and partner Stephen Walters. The show airs Thursday nights on Rider’s 107.7 The Bronc. In addition, he also works as a reporter on the Rider University Network’s music show “Backstage Story”.

Outside of school Ryan does a lot work with music. He plays guitar and sings for his band “Take34” back in Long Island, where he resides. Ryan takes much influence from Punk and Alternative music. At home he always tries to find new bands and artists at local shows so he can help promote them on radio and television here at campus.

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