Pat Byrne presents music, comedy, and more with his variety show Prove It All Night THIS Saturday, April 25th at Monty Hall. Featuring music from Overlake, comedy from Christian Finnegan, Eliza Hurwitz, and Brett Davis, plus DJ sets by Primitive Sound System. The show starts at 9pm, tickets $5 at the door. FB event here.
Join WFMU at Monty Hall on Apr 28th for an evening of music celebrating the wide range of musical styles coming out of Cambodia in the '60s and '70s. Chhom Nimol of Dengue Fever performs the songs of Ros Serey Sothea, original members of Baksey Cham Krong and The Drakkar Band will play, and Sinn Sisamouth's grandson will perform his grandfather's beloved songs. Tickets here.
Tom Jenkinson aka Squarepusher graces the WFMU studios with a rare live session, Thursday April 30th (mid-3am) on Nickel & Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange. A virtuoso bass player and beat maker, Squarepusher plays uncompromising avant electronic music influenced by amen break jungle and heavy jazz fusion ala '70s Miles Davis.
Tuesday, April 28th 3-6pm with Brian Turner: Part 2 of three hours of The Fall live performances from BT's tape collection PLUS chats with two of the band's best instrumental anchors of its (long) history, guitarist Marc Riley (1978-83), and guitarist Brix Smith Start (1983-89) speak to WFMU on life inside and outside of the band. This past week's archive featured chat with bassist Stephen Hanley and a live set of Fall covers with Spectre Folk in studio.
The Free Music Archive challenges you to make a fake movie trailer! Enter the FMA's Unreel Trailers Challenge: grab some public domain film footage, FMA music, and create a short video trailer for a movie that doesn't exist (yet). The deadline for submissions is May 8th and the winner will receive a fancy projector.
Record Fair in Brooklyn May 1-3?! I want to go to there, but how? Mass transit tips for those not accustomed to outer-borough travel: the closest subway to the Record Fair is the G train at Greenpoint Ave (less than 5 min walk to the Brooklyn Expo Center). Coming from Manhattan? Take the A train into Brooklyn and transfer to a Queens-bound G train at Hoyt-Schermerhorn or take the 7 train to Court Square in Queens and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound G train (the L train will be down May 2-3). Hate the subway? More travel tips below...
- Take the East River Ferry to the Record Fair: NY Waterway's East River Ferry travels from Wall St/Pier 11 or 34th St in Manhattan to India St./Greenpoint, which is a short walk to the Record Fair. Ferry schedules here.
- $5 flat car service from Manhattan (near L line) to the Bedford Ave/Lorimer St areas in Brooklyn: $5 flat Sat-Sun (details here). Note, short 5-10 min walk still required.
The WFMU documentary, Sex and Broadcasting, is coming to the Montclair Film Festival right here in NJ May 6th and 10th (tickets). And if you're in Canada, the film will be showing at the Canadian Week Music Festival in Toronto May 9th (1:30pm, tickets).
Coming up at Monty Hall next month and beyond:
Thurs May 7 - Object Collection live dubs the Steven Segal film Under Siege presented by Miniature Minotaurs | tickets
Sat May 9 - The Minus 5 / Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 | tickets
Mon May 11 - Jessica Pratt | tickets
Thurs May 14 - Mac McCaughan (Superchunk) / The Flesh Wounds | tickets
Sat May 16 - Obnox / Uniform / Wilful Boys | tickets
Thurs May 21 - A screening of Revenge of the Mekons | tickets
Wed June 3 - The Woggles / Wyldlife / Sunshine & the Rain | tickets
Sat June 27 - Fucked Up / Doomsquad | tickets
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