The Big Takeover

The Big Takeover is a radio show on WJJW, the college radio station of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. The station broadcasts on 91.1FM in Northern Berkshire County, and can also be streamed from the MCLA Campus Network at

The Big Takeover is run by Tyson Luneau and features all of the latest as well as some of the classics in underground music, spanning genres such as punk, emo, hardcore, indie, pop punk, folk, and more.

If you want your band played on the show, send an email to I prefer physical copies of demos, but will accept digital if that's not possible.

Tune in to the show on Thursday nights from 9pm-12am

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Tonight on the show:

- Music from Night Birds, Iron Chic, Hot Water Music, Rise and Fall, Sleepwalkers, Snowing, and tons more!

- Info about shows coming up in the New England area

- Other MCLA/Berkshire County news/etc.

Tune in from 9pm until midnight on 91.1fm if you’re in the north Berkshire County area, or at if you’re on the MCLA campus!

Sleepwalkers - Your Hell Looks Like Heaven to Me

Sleepwalkers is one of the more unique bands around right now. Based out of Worcester, Massachusetts, the 4-piece band has made a huge impact with the release of their 7-song EP entitled “Your Hell Looks Like Heaven to Me”. The band also features former members of bands like Short Ride and Lifeloss.

"Your Hell Looks Like Heaven to Me" is amazing. I downloaded it from their bandcamp a couple of months ago when I found out that I’d be playing a show in Cambridge with them. I thought the demo was great, but it was really the live performance that hit it home. If they’re playing your area, don’t miss out on the experience. The EP isn’t overly long, and I suppose that is my one criticism. Regardless, each song is awesome and showcases superb musicianship. Musically, I suppose you could make comparisons to bands like Bars, Converge, Botch, and maybe Twelve Hour Turn.

These guys are all amazing musicians, performers, and people. Getting the chance to hang out with them all at Bard College the other weekend was great, and I look forward to having more opportunities like that in the future.

Check out Sleepwalkers, and download their EP for free:


Tonight on the show!

- New music from Expire, Sleepwalkers, Barnswallow, Featherweight, and more!
- Also playing stuff from Sabertooth Zombie, Soul Control, Caravels, Big Kids, Iron Chic, Dinosaur Jr, and tons more!
- Info about shows coming up in the Western Mass/New England areas
- MCLA/Berkshire County news

If you’re on the MCLA campus, listen online at:

Currently playing: Until Your Heart Stops - A Cult Classic

Tonight on the show: new music, live in-studio interview…

Tonight on the show:

- LIVE, in-studio interview with STAIRWELL SEA (formerly Warsynium). I’ll be talking to the guys about what they’ve been up to, their new record, and more

- New songs from Trap Them, Expire, Villain, Hockey Dads, Crucial Times, and tons more

- Local and regional music news, upcoming shows, etc.

If you’re in Northern Berkshire County, tune into 91.1fm. If you’re on the MCLA campus, stream the show online at:

I’ll be on the air from 9pm till midnight.

On the show tonight!

- New music from Sleepwalkers, Hockey Dads, Iron Age, Crucial Times, The Nasty, and more!

- Some exciting news about next week’s show!

- More music from bands like Mineral, Castevet, Descendents, Fairweather, Rise and Fall, and tons more!

Stream the station online from the MCLA campus at:

Now playing on the show: Choke Up - Look Up

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Now playing on the show: Algernon Cadwallader - Look Down…



Currently playing on the show: Hightide Hotel - Porch Luck



Currently playing on the show: Hightide Hotel - Porch Luck

A&O/Expire/Revenge weekend tour (MA & NY)

Alpha & Omega (CA) and Expire (IA) are on tour right now, and they are heading this way. Joining them will be Western Mass’s own Revenge. They’ll be doing three dates in the northeast:

03/25 @ Beukendaal Masonic Temple in Scotia, NY w/ Alpha & Omega (CA), Expire (IA), Take Offense, Born Low, Revenge

03/26 @ Anchors Up in Haverhill, MA w/ Alpha & Omega (CA), Expire (IA), Revenge, Think Again, The Nasty, Take Offense, Powerwolves

03/27 @ The Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke, MA w/ Alpha & Omega (CA), Expire (IA), Revenge, Swamps, Low Tide, Flesheater


Barnswallow “Twos” EP available for FREE DOWNLOAD

New Bedford, MA/Rhode Island natives Barnswallow have a brand new 4-song EP called “Twos” that is available for free download! Check it out on Bandcamp!



1. Not the Slightest
2. Roof
3. Wolfbed
4. Is That Your Flower?


Want your stuff played on the show? Submit a demo!

Send a physical copy to:

Tyson Luneau
375 Church St. Unit # 6668
North Adams, MA 01247

All physical copies are added to the station’s music library for play on other shows. I prefer them for this reason.

If you are unable to send a physical copy, send an email to:

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