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WFMU’s Fatburger Takeover

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Fatburger If you missed out on Joe Belock and Todd-o-phonic Todd's hilarious and artery-clogging remote broadcast from Fatburger in Jersey City, you can regorge on the magic by checking out the archive, a short video of the event from NJ.com, and a greasy slideshow of visual highlights (thanks Cynthia).

Special guest appearances by Mark Moran of Weird NJ, Georgia and Ira of Yo La Tengo, the Longo brothers, Robert Piersanti, and Jersey City youth rockers!

Belly bombs away!

Written by Liz Berg

May 22nd, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Drew Friedman launches new website

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Screaming Jay Hawkins Expert illustrator and longtime WFMU art contributor Drew Friedman recently launched a new website featuring his fine art prints (with the help of Irwin Chusid and Barbara Economon).

For those of you who may not be familiar with Drew's work, he was the creator of WFMU's semi-grotesque mascot, the Old Codger, contributed illustrations for our Crackpots & Visionaries cards, and designed a WFMU t-shirt and bumper sticker. Drew and his brother Josh Alan once guest-hosted for Kaz on WFMU in the 1980s, as well.

Dave the Spazz calls Drew "one of the funniest stipple cartoonists of the '80's and '90's is now one of the funniest illustrators of the 21st century. His work is as hypnotizing as Basil Wolverton's at his best. Drew Friedman is the Albrecht Dürer of liver spots."

Written by Liz Berg

May 22nd, 2009 at 10:33 am

More WFMU DJ Off-Mic Activities

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Not only can you catch Dave the Spazz rubbing shoulders with Mick Collins and the Paul Green School of Rock kids tonight at BB King Blues Club in Manhattan... a few other DJs have some upcoming off-mic events this week that are worth checking out.

HotRod DJs tonight @ the Lamp Post in Jersey City (352 2nd St), 9pm-2am... Free!


Maria Levitsky
celebrates the opening of her photography show, "Building Photographs," at Deborah Berke & Partners Architecture Gallery (220 5th Ave, 7th Floor) in Manhattan tomorrow evening (Thurs 5/21), 6:30 - 8:30pm.

Small Change DJs at the Down & Derby roller disco party at Studio B in Brooklyn (259 Banker St) this Saturday with DJ Ayres and Rok One, 10pm onward (RSVP here for discounted admission).

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Written by Liz Berg

May 20th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Mick Collins to appear at School of Rock Benefit tonight!

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2008_02_dirtbombs Rock hero Mick Collins (from the Dirtbombs!!!!) will be joining Dave the Spazz and the Paul Green School of Rock kids for the WFMU Benefit tonight at the BB King Blues Club in Manhattan!

Tonight marks the second and final night of performances hosted by Dave the Spazz, who has handpicked music to be performed by local branches of the Paul Green School of Rock and the SCHOOL OF ROCK ALLSTARS.

The kids will compete for rock glory, as Dave selects the winning school. Expect a chimpified, sonic soiree of overmodulated, toe-stubbing rock and roll music as performed by junior high and high school kids! Plus a special guest appearance by Mick Collins! Don't miss it!

Wednesday May 20th - 8pm

BB King Blues Club

New York, NY

$15 advance and door

Written by Liz Berg

May 20th, 2009 at 10:39 am

Gagosian Gallery Dumps Garbage in Jersey City?

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Station Manager Ken arrived at WFMU HQ in Jersey City this morning to find a giant, (and sadly) empty art crate in our parking lot:

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Cleverly, whoever illegally offloaded this garbage in the WFMU parking lot neglected to remove any incriminating identification:

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And, we know our new toy used to house a Jeff Koons piece from 1986:

Picture 004 I can't help but wonder which Koons piece our empty coffin used to house... Doron is hedging his bets on this or this.

In any case, WFMU would like to request that the next time Gagosian (or Dietl or Crozier) decides to unload their trash on WFMU, they include a little something for our troubles (we are a charity, after all).

Written by Liz Berg

May 12th, 2009 at 11:28 am

ISSUE Project Room’s 6th Anniversary Party

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Holymountainissuecollage2On May 19th, Brooklyn's excellent non-profit performance space, ISSUE Project Room, will be celebrating their 6th year of kicking ass and taking names in the experimental music, film, literature, and art scenes (and also on the Free Music Archive).

The 6th birthday party/benefit for ISSUE Project Room takes place at Galapagos in Dumbo Brooklyn (16 Main St), and WFMU's own Fabio will be representing on the ones and twos. Other notable highlights on the bill include:

- The Pinch of the Baboon (JG Thirlwell, Ed Pastorini, Oren Bloedow and Ben Perowsky)

- Elysian Fields

- Mountains

- members of Excepter

- “Straight and Narrow” (1970), Film screening by Tony Conrad with soundtrack by John Cale and Terry Riley

- Robot Movie by Jim Sharpe with Soundtrack by Lary Seven

On top of this, IPR will reward a prize to the person who shows up in the best Holy Mountain-inspired costume, so you know there's potential for this party to be way better than Halloween. Purchase tickets here, and you'll get $10 off if you use the promotional code fidelio - have fun!

Written by Liz Berg

May 11th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Bang on a Jam 2009, hosted by Billy Jam

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Xkenscottmike In case you missed the crazy-fun Bang on a Jam noisefest on Billy Jam's show last week, you can download the whole segment here:

Bang on a Jam - 2009 (MP3) | Playlist

Who made all that racket? Billy Jam, Station Manager Ken, Jason Sigal, Doron, Scott Williams, Jeff Mullan, Mike, Nick The Bard, and Bill Bowen, that's who.

Bang on a Jam began in 2008 after Billy was underwhelmed by the annual Bang on a Can festival in NYC. Clearly the Can has been upstaged by the Jam!

Written by Liz Berg

May 8th, 2009 at 9:00 am

WFMU Accepting Car Donations

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267006936_c9895c996b Donate your broke-down jalopy to WFMU!

We are now accepting donations of used vehicles from any state in the U.S. and in any state of disrepair.

It’s a great way to help your favorite freeform radio station, get a tax write-off, and most importantly, get that junker off your front lawn.

Call 1-877-411-DONATE to arrange for vehicle pick-up through the Center for Car Donations (it’s free and benefits WFMU).

See WFMU's obsession with old junky cars here, here, and here.

Written by Liz Berg

May 1st, 2009 at 7:00 am

Billboard Magazine archives on Google Books

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Books Just spent some time flipping through old issues of Billboard Magazine via Google Books. Turns out the goog has scanned and posted full issues of the magazine, dating all the way back to 1942.

Though it's mainly an industry mag, you'll find tons of gems like goofy old ads, lots of bad hair, an article about piracy/copyright in just about every other issue, anti smut campaigns throughout the ages, and a nice overall documentation of the rise and demise of the record industry.

Written by Liz Berg

April 24th, 2009 at 12:00 pm