Announcing a Listener Meet-Up at Barcade Brooklyn on Thurs June 20th (7pm-midnight)! Join WFMU's Dave the Spazz and his Cavalcade of Stars (Gaylord Fields, Michael Shelley, Rex, Mr. Fine Wine, Todd-a-Phonic Todd, Joe Belock, and Matt Fiveash) for a live broadcast, listener meet-up, and video game throw-down at Barcade (388 Union Ave, Brooklyn)! RSVP here, and don't forget to bring quarters! Proceeds from selected beer sales will benefit WFMU.
Thanks to the following breweries for their generous donations: Brooklyn Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Bronx Brewery, Lagunitas, Founders, Port Jeff, Captain Lawrence, Bluepoint, Allagash, and Wandering Star.
WFMU's monthly e-newsletter, Blast of Hot Air, has just been unleashed for the month of June. Find out who won the fake Prog Rock album cover contest, catch up on WFMU news, and load up on all sorts of linky goodness! Check it out here, or subscribe here!
Five new Joe Frank radio dramas will air on Irwin's Wednesday 3-6pm program during June and July. These half-hour programs, produced for KCRW's "Unfictional" series, were acquired for WFMU through the Public Radio Exchange. Each episode explores Joe Frank's penchant for the disconcerting and often darkly humorous monolog, and the creative quality matches the best of Frank's previous work heard on WFMU. Each episode will air at 4:00pm (Eastern) Wednesday. See our Upcoming Events page for a list of titles!
Saturday, June 29th from 11am-1pm: Michael Shelley welcomes Donnie and Joe Emerson (in town for a gig that evening at The Mercury Lounge) who'll drop by in person to discuss the recent reissue of their 1979 do-it-yourself classic "Dreamin' Wild". The brothers grew up on a farm in rural Washington State and recorded the album in the home studio their father took a second mortgage to build for them. Their isolated upbringing, limited exposure to mainstream music and lack of formal record production experience led them to produce unique and endearing recordings, which 33 years later sound an odd mixture of dated and timeless.