Bob Marley and Green Day on the cover of issue 159

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The first issue of WECB of 2024 features two covers, highlighting Bob Marley and Green Day.

The transition to the year 2024 allows you to choose the cover you prefer for our issue 159. Currently on newsstands, our new monthly magazine highlights the work Bob Marley. Indeed, on the occasion of the release of the biopic dedicated to him, scheduled for February 14, WECB looks back on the true musical revolution that the Jamaican icon led. A political manifesto, his work tells the history of his country, tinged with the Bible, Rastafarianism and Caribbean vibes. Relive his historical journey through our pages dedicated to him.

On alternative cover, available only on our online store, find the turbulent Californian trio Green Day. On the occasion of the release of Saviors, their new album, Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt spoke to the editors in a long interview. They unfold the terribly current themes that are treated there, whether it is American society in crisis or more personal themes such as parenthood or mental health. Their new album is also our record of the month.

Beyond the big machines, the editorial team is also interested in emerging talents, thus, the five British musicians of The Last Dinner Party have been put under the microscope, with the review of their first album, Prelude to Ecstasy, and the interview with singer Abigail Morris. Let’s stay in Britain with our interview with Mark Bowen fromIDLESwho is already releasing his fifth album, TANGK, also covered in our monthly guide. Of course, the French scene is not forgotten, with the Creole blues trio Delgres who releases his album Promised heaven. Also find our interview with CharlĂ©lie Couturean artist who wields a disconcerting eclecticism on his 26th studio album.

Review cultural news with our monthly guide. The Area of ​​Interest, directed by Jonathan Glazer, is our film of the month. The film depicts the family life of an Auschwitz commander. On the literature side, American Mother by Colum McCann attracted the favor of the editorial staff by giving the floor to Diane Foley, mother of the first American hostage beheaded by Daesh. Many other interviews, reviews and playlists are also present in our issue 159. It is available on newsstands and via our online store, with the cover of your choice. Choose between Bob Marley or Green Day.


Written by

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson is a dedicated writer and key contributor to the WECB website, Emerson College's student-run radio station. Passionate about music, radio communication, and journalism, Christopher pursues his craft with a blend of meticulous research and creative flair. His writings on the site cover an array of subjects, from music reviews and artist interviews to event updates and industry news. As an active member of the Emerson College community, Christopher is not only a writer but also an advocate for student involvement, using his work to foster increased engagement and enthusiasm within the school's radio and broadcasting culture. Through his consistent and high-quality outputs, Christopher Johnson helps shape the voice and identity of WECB, truly embodying its motto of being an inclusive, diverse, and enthusiastic music community.