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Independent Playground

The Independent Playground is the home for all underground music on CD102.5 and has been since 1998.


The Playground features only music from bands on independent labels. Punk rock, indie rock, hip hop, metal, hardcore, folk, lo-fi, and everything inbetween, its all on the Independent Playground! The Independent Playground also features live bands and guests. You never know who will stop by. Punk rock legends, local luminaries, and adult film stars have all stopped by. Listen to the Independent Playground Sunday nights from 10pm til midnight and Thursdays from 11pm - 1am. It will make you smarter and more attractive to the opposite sex. Trust me, I'm not just the president, I'm a client too. -Tom Butler

Independent Playgound
Thursday 11PM-1AM

IP Part Deux
Sunday 10PM-Midnight

To submit music for Independent Playground, please send music on CD or CDR with the band name, song titles, album name (if applicable), website, and contact info to: 

WWCD CD102.5 
Independent Playground
1036 S. Front St
Columbus, OH 43206

Join the Indie Playground on Facebook. Ohio bands designated by the asterisk.

Ohio bands designated by the asterisk.

04.17.14

11p
PAPERCUTS - JAMES CAME BY TODAY (EASY SOUND)
VETIVER - HURRY ON SUNDOWN (EASY SOUND)
BLACK ANGELS - DIAMOND EYES (BLUE HORIZON)
PINK MOUNTAINTOPS - AMBULANCE CITY (JAGJAGUWAR)
PINK MOUNTAINTOPS - SECOND SUMMER OF LOVE (JAGJAGUWAR)
THE BOTH - MILWAUKEE (SUPEREGO)
MOUNT CARMEL* - FEAR ME NOW (ALIVE)
THE SPITS - 2018 (IN THE RED)
SWANS - A LITTLE GOD IN MY HANDS (YOUNG GOD)
THE SKULL DEFEKTS - PATTERN OF THOUGHTS (THRILL JOCKEY)
BRIDESMAID* - HUNGRY LIKE NICK WOLFE (BREAK UP!)
THE GIRLS* - IT'S NOT YOU (live) (BREAK UP!)

12a
PINS - MAD FOR YOU (BELLA UNION)
DUM DUM GIRLS - IN THE WAKE OF YOU (SUB POP)
THE COATHANGERS - FOLLOW ME (SUICIDE SQUEEZE)
PLAGUE VENDOR - BLACK SAP SCRIPTURES (EPITAPH)
STRAND OF OAKS - GOSHEN 97 (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
PINK FROST - WESTERN CHILD (SMART LIKE VIRUS)
OFF! - HYPNOTIZED (VICE)
WYE OAK - GLORY (MERGE)
AUSMUTEANTS - KICKED IN THE HEAD BY A HORSE (GONER)
PROTOMARTYR - COME AND SEE (HARDLY ART)
WARPAINT - KEEP IT HEALTHY (ROUGH TRADE)
NEW WAR - SLIM DANDY (ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES)
THE MEN - PEARLY GATES (SACRED BONES)
LA DISPUTE - FOR MAYOR IN SPLITSVILLE (BETTER LIVING)
LIARS - VOX TURNED D.E.D. (MUTE)
MAC DEMARCO - GOODBYE WEEKEND (CAPTURED TRACKS)


04.20.14

10p
PINK MOUNTAINTOPS - SHAKEDOWN (JAGJAGUWAR)
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART - SIMPLE AND SURE (YEBO)
WILD ONES - GOLDEN TWIN (TOPSHELF)
SAINTSENECA* - BLOOD BATH (ANTI)
THE SPITS - BLACK CANDLES (IN THE RED)
OFF! - I WON'T BE A CASUALTY (VICE)
THE SKULL DEFEKTS - THE FABLE (THRILL JOCKEY)
WINDHAND - ORCHARD (RELAPSE)
THUMPERS - UNKINDER (A TOUGHER LOVE) (SUB POP)
GARDENS & VILLA - THUNDER GLOVE (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
HANK WILLIAMS III - OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE (CURB)
AFGHAN WHIGS - THE LOTTERY (SUB POP)
OBNOX* - BEST TIME OF MY LIFE (12XU)
THE WAR ON DRUGS - UNDER THE PRESSURE (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
THE NOTWIST - 7 HOUR DRIVE (SUB POP)

11p
CONNECTIONS* - YOU'LL FIND IT (BREAK UP!)
TACOCAT - BRIDGE TO HAWAII (HARDLY ART)
ELEPHANT STONE - L.A. WOMAN (CLEOPATRA)
PSYCHIC WHEELS* - FLOWERS IN MY SKULL (SUPERDREAMER)
DEATH - NORTH STREET (DRAG CITY)
MEAT MARKET - TOO TIRED (SUICIDE SQUEEZE)
TUNE-YARDS - WATER FOUNTAIN (4AD)
PROTOMARTYR - AIN'T SO SIMPLE (HARDLY ART)
ODONIS ODONIS - ARE WE FRIENDS (BUZZ)
NOT IN THE FACE - SINGLE FOR THE SUMMER (ELECTRIC FACTORY)
PIXIES - BLUE EYED HEXE (PIXIES / PIAS)
THE MEN - SETTLE ME DOWN (SACRED BONES)
SWANS - A LITTLE GOD IN MY HANDS (YOUNG GOD)
NATURAL CHILD - SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES (BURGER)