Pat Byrne presents music, comedy, and more with his variety show Prove It All Night on Saturday, Jan 31st at Monty Hall. Featuring an appearance from Tom Scharpling, a DJ set by Primitive Sound System, music from Mikey Erg, plus comedy from Joe Pera and Jacqueline Novak. The show starts at 9pm, tickets $5 at the door. RSVP here.
Heads-up Andy Kaufman fans: WFMU's Movie Night on Feb 5th screens "My Breakfast with Blassie." Tickets available here. The film is presented by Chris M., and features Kaufman sharing conversations and moments of insanity with former professional wrestler "Classy" Fred Blassie over a breakfast at Sambo's diner in Los Angeles.
Date change due to failed Snownado! Join Give the Drummer Radio's Amanda Nazario for a listener meet-up and Simpsons-watching party at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg on Monday, Feb 2nd (8:30pm). Commentary/heckling is welcome, and perhaps even required. RSVP here.
Got a short attention span? The Free Music Archive is hosting a microSong Challenge, now through Feb 20th! Create a song that is 15 seconds long or shorter, submit it on the FMA contest page, and you could win a 3D printer! More details here.
Mary Timony's new band Ex Hex performs live at Monty Hall on April 22nd! Advance tickets available here for $15. Check out the band's debut album "Rips," which was released late last year, and prepare to be rocked.
If you make videos, or if you make music for videos, or if you just like learning new stuff, check out the Free Music Archive's webinar for videomakers: watch the video here. The FMA's Managing Director, Cheyenne Hohman, is joined by Elliot Harmon of Creative Commons to run through the basics of using CC and FMA music in video projects.
RIP to the King of the Creeps, infamous rock producer, promoter, and musician Kim Fowley. Here are some links to remember him by:
- Michael Shelley's interview with Fowley in 2008: listen
- Pseu Braun's interview with Fowley in 2000: listen
- Dave the Spazz's recent tribute to Fowley: listen, plus a 2006 interview: listen
- Dr. Filth's interview with Fowley on the Ichiban Rock 'n Soul blog
- Fowley performing live with the Worm All-Stars: check out this track on the FMA - Chris T.'s interview with Fowley from 2013: listen
Late last year, Muuro the adorable Estonian dalmatian was named WFMU's official mascot. Now we're making Muuro the subject of our first photo remix contest of the year: grab this photo of Muuro, photoshop and remix her as you see fit, and send the result to pictures [at] wfmu [dot]org by Jan 31st.
Save your favorite songs, albums, radio show episodes, and post comments like the wind by joining WFMU's Friendship Society! Once you sign up for an account, our world will be your oyster. As a bonus, you can finally trash that dog-eared notebook full of band names like "Creepoid" and "Rancid Hell Spawn."