Ticket Giveaways

Let’s face it. We know it. You know it. 881 the ‘Burg owes a lot to its listeners. That’s why we try to give back–apart from the great music available streaming live 24/7, of course. Check out ticket giveaways for this week. Tune in for your chance to win!

Guster-Monday, March 12th at the Neptune Theater

Be prepared to get cozy. It doesn't get more intimate than long johns.

Fans of O.A.R. or Ben Folds should tune in on Monday for their chance to catch Guster next month in Seattle!

Tune in on Monday, February 27th from 1-3 and 6-8 for a chance to win!


Balkan Beat Box-Tuesday, March 13th at the Showbox SoDo

Their awesome music aside, if this photo doesn't make you want to see them live, we're not sure what will.


Fusing the musical styles of Mediterranean and Balkan traditions with hip hop and dance hall beats, Balkan Beat Box has been hitting the streets with their hybrid genre since 2005.

Listen to the ‘Burg on Tuesday, February 28th from 3-6 and Friday, March 2nd from 6-8 to win tickets!


Vetiver-Saturday, March 17th at Columbia City Theater

Almost 99% sure that the one of the left is Justin Long with a long beard and a glorious mane.


The indie-folk band aptly named after grass–clever–has been touring extensively, jamming with their natural, simplistic since 2002.

You get one chance to win on Wednesday, February 29th  from 1-3.


Your Favorite DJ’s Thoughts On Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again. Candy hearts inscribed with sweet nothings, boxes of half-melted chocolates, an armed cherub: all things that most happy couples look forward to, and are dreaded by many others, on Valentine’s Day. Whether you consider it commercial or romantic, many of us have strong feelings about the infamy Valentine’s Day. Here, your favorite DJs dish their thoughts.

Jane Doe

“Okay, yeah. It’s definitely perpetuated by the media and Hallmark but it’s not a bad thing to celebrate love.”


“My wife and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. It seems odd to only celebrate one day. You should always do something to make your significant other special. Would you rather have one fancy date or a lot of less elaborate, fun, impromptu dates?

Vince Stone

“Valentine’s Day should be unique and original. Roses and boxes of chocolates are completely clichéd. Big romantics should go for a surprise like something homemade. Just be spontaneous.”

Ruby Red

“I think it’s stupid but I have a boyfriend who buys me gifts which is cool and thoughtful.”

Sonic Boom

“I’m pretty indifferent since I’m single at the moment. It’s a commercial holiday anyway.”

Suzy B

“I’m pretty neutral every year but I always end up having a really great day because I tell the people I love that I care about them.”

Rice Krispy

“It’s cool that you can totally pig out on candy and chocolates and not get crap for it. I plan on buying cookies.”

Patsy Grime

“Any excuse to get dirty seems like a good reason to celebrate.”

 Commander Cody

“First of all, if you wait for one day out of the year to please your lover, then you’re not a true lover. But at the same time, it’s one of the best holidays in the world – there’s nobody getting hurt, no huge traffic problems, and nobody gets harmed. There’s nothing wrong with getting your grandma or mom a gift. By the way, if you’re reading this, I love you. <3″



Finding Purpose for Friday

How often do you find yourself geared up for the weekend only to realize that you have nothing to do? To many of us, it happens more than we’d like to admit. To make things a little easier, we’ve decided to highlight some of the events going on in Ellensburg so you can have a good time without turning to something questionable.

You don't want to end up like this guy.


Do your homework-All kidding aside, school is first. But we know all of you are responsible and have completed your homework already.

First Friday Art Walk-On the first Friday of every month, Ellensburg honors local artists and their work by showcasing art of all forms in galleries and non-traditional spaces.

When: The first Friday of every month at 4 p.m.

Where: Downtown

Cost: Free

Wine Tasting-Featuring the wines of DiStefano Winery

When: Tonight at Brix

Cost: Free

Dan Taylor Trio-Good ol’ jazz music.

Where: Raw Space

When: 6-8 p.m.

Cost: Free






Amateur Youtube Covers Worth Watching


When five people are crowded around one guitar you KNOW things are about to get intense.


Youtube covers. All the cool kids do it.  We wouldn’t be surprised if you knew at least two people with a channel devoted to their covers. It goes without being said that there are some pretty terrible covers out there and with social media on the rise it’s almost impossible to find a half-decent amateur cover these days. Lucky for us, we have websites like reddit and iwastesomuchtime to show us the light. We found a few gems that range from adorable-to-the-point-of-tears to completely badass.

Maria Aragon-Born This Way

This Lady Gaga tune has become a worldwide anthem for empowerment. Ten year old Maria Aragon is a perfect example of what the song is about. She’s a cute as a button with a voice that will take you to church.

After posting the video, Aragon has performed on Ellen and  with Lady Gaga herself.

Pinn Panlle-Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Okay, okay. So, admittedly, this one may not fall under the “amateur” category but it can’t go without being mentioned. The Skrillex song was released in 2010 and is still heard blasting in the halls of dormitories all over the country. Pinn Panelle gives it a rock spin with state-of-the-art technology and a cutthroat demeanor.

The coolest things: the bassist and the fact that the lead singer samples his own voice for the cover. We’re willing to bet that you’ve hit “replay” on this video at least twice already.

AJ Rafael and Jess Delgado-Such Great Heights

It’s really a cover of a cover. With around 15 covers by famous recording artists, saying this song is a huge success may be a bit of an understatement. This version is a heart-warming cover of Iron and Wine’s take on the Postal Service song.


Rafael has over 250 videos on his channel and is currently touring in Asia.

Walk Off the Earth-Somebody That I Used to Know

Gotye‘s single has become a world-wide hit and has found home in the hearts of many of our DJs. This cover is so simplistic. Five people. One guitar. Words cannot describe the awesome. You’ll have to watch it for yourself.

How crazy is it when the girl looks straight into the camera? This cover is so popular that a lot of people hear it before the original track.

Jorge and Alexa Narvaex-Home

If you thought the Postal Service cover was heart-warming, brace yourself for the aww-ness of this cover. Father and daughter perform the popular Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes song. If you don’t feel a twinge in your chest during this then you have no soul!

That little girl has such a great ear! This duo has 169 videos but none quite as touching as this. This song may never be the same.