October is Crunch Time at WFMU and we need your support! We're about a quarter of the way to our goal and we're gaining steam! Make a pledge of any amount to WFMU this October and not only will you be a radio hero, but you can also enter your pet into our mascot contest (check out last year's contestants here)! Be sure to tell us your pet's name in the pledge comments, and upload a photo of your pet here. Don't miss out on the new swag, including our Bird Beak T-shirt and Shredding Chipmunk T-shirt!
Punk icon and author Richard Hell joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd this Saturday, Oct 10th (3-6pm) to discuss his new non-fiction anthology Massive Pissed Love. Hell gained infamy as a member of Television and The Heartbreakers and as the leader of The Voidoids, but in more recent years has honed his craft as a writer and critic.
This Tuesday, Oct 13th: Trouble presents a live set from the charming and talented Michachu and the Shapes (9am-noon). In honor of their second release "Good Sad Happy Bad," they will play songs that make you feel only good and happy not sad or bad.
Announcing another Listener Meetup! Join Michele, Frangry, Gaylord Fields, Duane, and Ken for the Shut Up Gaylord Train (with Ken) Meetup at El Cortez in Brooklyn on Thurs Oct 22, 7-10pm. RSVP here.
Singles Going Steady Week returns! From Monday October 19th to Sunday October 25th, most WFMU DJs will be paying tribute to the little records with the (mostly) big holes. Tune in for seven days of seven inch records, as we celebrate our silent fundraiser and mascot contest this October.
Got a Roku? Fill up a tub of popcorn, flop down on the couch, then tune in and drop out to many entertaining and slightly disturbing visuals presented by WFMU. That's right, WFMU now has our own Roku channel! Move over, Carol-oke channel, there's a new game in town!
Want to see all of the adorable pets who have already been entered into WFMU's Mascot Contest? What kind of question is that, of course you do! This is the internet! Check out our Mascot Contest gallery, and if your pet isn't in there, make a pledge pronto! If you need more cute in your life, you can also check out last year's mascot contestants.
This is a public service annoucement... with guitars!!! Actually, we've got plenty of guitars, but we could use more PSAs. Know of any worthy (and especially music-oriented) non-profits that would like some extra publicity? Send 'em our way! Drop Kelly Jones a line with your ideas, or feel free to send along a short (10 sentence or less) PSA if you've got one ready to roll.
In case you missed it...
- Gaylord Fields hosted a live set by psych/surf band Dengue Fever (fronted by Cambodian singer Chhom Nimol): listen
- Brian Turner presided as Dan Melchior and Tony Allman jammed out: listen
- Icelandic film score composer Jóhann Jóhannsson discussed his latest work with Devon E. Levins on Morricone Island: listen
- East Orange native Barrence Whitfield visited Irwin's show with his band the Savages to deliver a soul-tinged rock set: listen
- Kathryn Calder of New Pornographers fame performed a live solo set of pop songs on Therese's show: listen
Coming up at Monty Hall:
Thurs Oct 15 - Honk! NYC in NJ International Brass Band Mayhem | tickets
Fri Oct 16 - WFMU Movie Night: Phase IV with live score by Morricone Youth | tickets
Sat Oct 17 - Wreckless Eric | tickets
Sun Oct 18 - Michael Chapman / Steve Gunn / Bridget St. John | tickets
Thurs Oct 22 - Kylesa / Inter Arma / Indian Handcrafts / Irata | tickets
Fri Oct 23 - The Ex with Ken Vandermark / $75 Dollar Bill | tickets
Sat Oct 24 - People Like Us presents Citation City (U.S. Premiere) | tickets
Tues Oct 27 - Antique Phonograph Music Program 20 year anniversary show | Free!
Thurs Nov 5 - Todd Barry | tickets
Sat Nov 7 - Soul Clap & Dance Off feat. DJ Jonathan Toubin | tickets
Fri Nov 20 - Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys / The Defibulators / Alex Battles | tickets
Sat Nov 21 - The Flamin' Groovies | tickets
Sat Dec 5 - Rocket From the Tombs | tickets
Sat Dec 12 - The Real Kids / Baby Shakes | tickets
Remember that song you heard us play last week that went "Badda-ba-padda-ba-doomp-pa-shloobey"? And remember how you missed the DJ back-announce the name of the artist who did it? WFMU's Time Search page is just what you've been waiting for! All you have to do is input the day and time you heard that song, and the time search page will point you to the playlist, or possibly even to a link to hear it again! Try it right now!