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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

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Ohio bands designated by the asterisk.


08.28.14

11p
DARK BLUE - SUBTERRANEAN MAN (KATORGA WORKS)
ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT - LAUGHING (INFINITY CAT)
KING TUFF - EYES OF THE MUSE (SUB POP)
TY SEGALL - FEEL (DRAG CITY)
MAMA'S BOYS* - LET'S DANCE (MAMA'S BOYS)
THE BOTS - ALL I REALLY WANT (FADER)
MERCHANDISE - ENEMY (4AD)
AUSMUTEANTS - FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (GONER)
SWIMMING - ALL I WANT (OLD FLAME)
DUB THOMPSON - PTERODACTYLS (DEAD OCEANS)
CRAFT SPELLS - NAUSEA (CAPTURED TRACKS)
CELEBRATION - TOMORROW'S HERE TODAY (BELLA UNION)
FAT WHITE FAMILY - HEAVEN ON EARTH (FAT POSSUM)
THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS - FLATLINING (DOMINO)
PINK FROST - TRAITORS (SOUND LIKE VIRUS)

12a
CONNECTIONS* - BEAT THE SKY (ANYWAY)
DAN MELCHIOR UND DAS MENACE - A WIZARD DOESN'T NEED A COMPUTER (CASTLE FACE)
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - 30 PAST 7 (FLIGHTLESS/REVOLVER)
J. MASCIS - BETTER PLANE (SUB POP)
MURDER CITY DEVILS - CRUELTY ABOUNDS (MURDER CITY DEVILS)
HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS - THE GHOST (TOXIC STATE)
THE RENTALS - THOUGHT OF SOUND (POLYVINYL)
JJ - DYNASTI (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
ZOLA JESUS - DANGEROUS DAYS (MUTE)
ZIG ZAGS - DOWN THE DRAIN (IN THE RED)
ZATH - GOAT BLACK RAZOR (GOD?)
LOWER - TRADITION (MATADOR)
NAOMI PUNK - FIREHOSE FACE (CAPTURED TRACKS)
OPERATORS* - BOOK OF LOVE (OPERATORS)
SINKANE - HOW WE BE (DFA)

08.31.14

10p
BISHOP ALLEN - GIVE IT BACK (DEAD OCEANS)
CONNECTIONS* - BEAT THE SKY (ANYWAY)
TY SEGALL - CONNECTION MAN (DRAG CITY)
WAND - CLEARER (GOD?0
LIA ICES - THOUSAND EYES (JAGJAGUWAR)
ESBEN & THE WITCH - NO DOG (NOSTROMO)
AVI BUFFALO - SO WHAT (SUB POP)
THE RAVEONETTES - SISTERS (BEAT DIES)
SINKANE - NEW NAME (DFA)
BLONDE REDHEAD - LADY M (KOBALT)
PALLBEARER - FOUNDATIONS (PROFOUND LORE)
THE RENTALS - SONG OF REMEMBERING (POLYVINYL)
OWEN PALLETT - THE RIVERBED (DOMINO)
SO COW - BARRY RICHARDSON (GONER)

11p
MERCHANDISE - LITTLE KILLER (4AD)
XENO & OAKLANDER - INTERFACE (GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL)
TWIN PEAKS - I FOUND A NEW WAY (GRAND JURY)
BEAR IN HEAVEN - AUTUMN (DEAD OCEANS)
RUNNING - FRIZZLED (GOD?)
PINK FROST - THE SHEET (SMART LIKE VIRUS)
MIREL WAGNER - OAK TREE (SUB POP)
DAVID KILGOUR & THE HEAVY 8'S - LOSE MYSELF IN SOUND (MERGE)
OUGHT - HABIT (CONSTELLATION)
THE YOUNG - RAMONA CRUZ (MATADOR)
THE WYTCHES - BEEHIVE QUEEN (PARTISAN)
THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE - TERRIFIED (SADDLE CREEK)
CELEBRATION - RAZOR'S EDGE (BELLA UNION)
BLACK ANGELS - TIRED EYES (BLUE HORIZON)
BORIS - HEAVY RAIN (SARGENT HOUSE)