Go Deep w/ Bruce Rave


Bruce Rave is the former Capitol A&R exec Bruce Ravid. Following a DJ/Music Director stint as “David Ravid” in radio at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, he spent ten years at Capitol Records. In A&R, he was instrumental in the acquisition and development of such artists as The Knack (“My Sharona”), Iron Maiden, Duran Duran, Missing Persons, The Motels, Weird Al Yankovic, The Church, and Thomas Dolby (“She Blinded Me With Science”). Bruce also was the A&R guy for Kraftwerk, who were already on the label.

Rolling Stone called him an “A&R whiz,” but Rave found that he couldn’t do that job and continue to be a passionate music fan. He continued in career development as a corporate headhunter, and founded the successful firm Ravid & Associates. That Rave blood again began to warm, With airplay and a blog Bruce wrote awhile back, he was well ahead of national press and radio on such established artists as Muse (picked in 1999), Arcade Fire, The Killers, Matt & Kim, and The Drums. More recently, he has helped lead the charge on The Wombats, The Vaccines, Fidlar, Gold Fields, Temples, The Strypes, and so many others.

Go DeepThe “Go Deep” radio program is designed to expose listeners to the most compelling emerging music while giving those artists the chance to gain added exposure. Listeners will hear newer or deeper tracks from familiar artists and will get turned out to some newbies as well. It’s an uptempo, melodic show. His passions lie in “breaking” new bands as well as in broadcasting. Bruce is a consultant to the music and entertainment industries. Projects include the provision of creative and marketing input to up and coming indie/alternative artists, music supervision, and handling business development for growing companies. He is managing the national airplay band Trapdoor Social.

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The Black Angels – Currency (From “Death Song”) The Afghan Whigs – Arabian Heights (“In Spades”) Waxahatchee – Silver (“Out In the Storm”) Spoon – I Ain’t the One (“Hot Thoughts”) Chuck Berry – Wonderful Woman (“Chuck”) Benjamin Booker – Right On You (“Witness”) Temples – Mystery of Pop (“Volcano”) The Shins – Painting A […]
Gorillaz – Andromeda (From “Humanz”) Mavis Staples f/ Wyn and Regine from Arcade Fire – Slippery People (“Living On a High Note”) Wavves – Million Enimies (“You’re Welcome”) We Three Kings – Brother From Another Mother (“Embers”) Angel Olson – Who’s Sorry Now (Brenda Lee cover from “Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle”) […]
White Reaper – The World’s Best American Band (From “The World’s Best American Band”) Future Islands f/ Blondie – Shadows (“The Far Field”) The New Pornographers – Play Money (“Whiteout Conditions”) The Black Angels – Hunt Me Down (“Death Song”) Beck – Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis cover from “Resistance Radio: The Man in […]
The New Pornographers – High Ticket Attractions (From “White Out Conditions”) Cloud Nothings – Internal World (“Life Without Sound”) The Molochs – No More Cryin’ (“America’s Velvet Glory”) Missio – Middle Fingers (Single) Passion Pit – Inner Dialogue (Single) Animal Collective – Kinda Bonkers (“The Painters”) Los Campesinos – The Fall of Home (“Sick Scenes”) […]