Tiny Hueman: Philly’s Newest Alt Rock Powerhouse

For Philly-based five piece Tiny Hueman,
2017 has been a busy year. This year alone, the band fully solidified their lineup, released their first EP, Shallow, and played shows from Philadelphia to New York, including the first annual Philly Music Fest at the World Cafe Live this past September.

On November 24, Tiny Hueman released their sophomore EP, Drift, through New Noise Magazine. Experimenting with texture, instrumentation, and rhythm, Tiny Hueman successfully combines the brightness of indie rock with heavy alternative sounds. Dustin Miller and Vinny Vaccaro’s dynamic guitar riffs effortlessly blend with the driving rhythms of drummer Kevin Miller and bassist Josh Halberstadt, all rounded out by Richie Hollahan’s melodic and powerful vocal lines. Drift is an impressive work that establishes Tiny Hueman’s endurance in a densely packed Philadelphia music scene — just ask Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green.

Days before the release, Tiny Hueman stopped by The Music Room to perform in the WVUD lounge and talk with Liz about the new EP, their inspirations, and their collaboration and growth as a band.

Listen to the Interview

Tiny Hueman, recorded November 10, 2017, aired November 28, 2017.
66.3 MB

The Music

Artist Song Source
Tiny Hueman Hollowhead WVUD Session, November 10, 2017
Tiny Hueman Kate WVUD Session, November 10, 2017
Tiny Hueman Shallow WVUD Session, November 10, 2017
Tiny Hueman RIO WVUD Session, November 10, 2017
Tiny Hueman Stay Awake WVUD Session, November 10, 2017

Liz Webb: Producer, Host, Audio Engineer, Audio Editor, Web Page Author
Katie Mazur: Production Assistant
Sam O’Donnell: Production Assistant
Emily Webb: Production Assistant

The Forest View Movement

With the groove of ’70s soul, the bite of southern blues, and the coolness of alternative rock, The Forest View Movement evoke a unique sound through their reimagined take on these genres. The New Jersey-based band stopped by The Music Room this week for a live performance in the WVUD lounge and spoke to Liz about their new music, their touring experience, and their inspirations.

The Forest View Movement’s unique sound comes from both the musical creativity of its members and their strong belief in collaboration. For vocalist and guitarist Zack Treusch, drummer Anthony Drzal, saxophonist Justin Drzal, and bassist Joe Reader, songwriting comes naturally when bandmates double as best friends. “Friends is, like, an understatement,” Justin explained. “It’s more like family at this point.”


Check out the link below to hear The Forest View Movement’s live performance and interview in the WVUD lounge.

Listen to the Interview

The Forest View Movement, recorded live November 3, 2017.
102.8 MB

The Music

Artist Song Source
Due to copyright restrictions, the podcast contains excerpts of some of the music heard during the broadcast of the interview.
The Forest View Movement Life on the Road WVUD Session, November 3, 2017
The Forest View Movement Won’t Stray WVUD Session, November 3, 2017
The Forest View Movement Long Run WVUD Session, November 3, 2017
The Forest View Movement The Queen WVUD Session, November 3, 2017
The Forest View Movement Use Me (Bill Withers cover) WVUD Session, November 3, 2017
The Forest View Movement Pretty Child WVUD Session, November 3, 2017

Liz Webb: Producer, Host, Audio Editor, Web Page Author
Richard Gordon: Producer, Audio Engineer
Katie Mazur: Production Assistant, Videographer

Jordana Greenberg: Harpeth Rising

Jordan Greenberg, violinist of Harpeth Rising, spoke with WVUD regarding their newly released album, “Against All Tides.” Greenberg spoke with us about her band, Harpeth Rising, and their focus on Chamberfolk.

The trio consists of Maria Di Meglio on the cello, Michelle Younger on the banjo, and of course Jordan Greenberg on the violin.

Listen To The Interview

Jordana Greenberg, recorded live on June 13, 2017. Aired October 17, 2017.
51.8 MB

About The Group

Harpeth Rising consists of a combination of Folk, Newgrass, Rock, and Classical music all blending into one unique unforgettable sound. The three ladies of the trio all hold prestigious classical performance degrees from Indiana University, Eastman School of Music, and Oberlin. But the desire to preform sparked way before that. Di Meglio was brought up learning Eastern European folk, Younger grew up under the influence of family member Cole Younger, who is a banjo player himself, and Greenberg attained her love for music by following the sounds of Stan Rogers, Leonard Cohen, and Natalie McMaster. Harpeth Rising’s new album “Against All Tides”  was released last spring and the feedback has been nothing but positive things!

The Music

Due to copyright issues this podcast only features excerpts from “Dance Me To The End Of Love,” which appeared in this radio broadcast.

  • Artist / Track / Album / Year
  • Harpeth Rising / Love Child / Against All Tides / 2017
  • Harpeth Rising / Dance Me To The End of Love / Shifted / 2015
  • Harpeth Rising / Shades of Orange / Against All Tides / 2017

Richard Gordon: Producer, Audio Engineer, Host
Ryan Thornton: Audio Editor

Nicole Parr: Audio Editor, Web Page Editor