The Arbitrary Guide to Popular Culture @ WFMU
Music from April 25th, 2015 to June 27th, 2015

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An incomplete and arbitrary guide of musical events in and around the WFMU broadcast area. If there's an event you'd like considered for inclusion, send announcements here.

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Last updated April 24th, 2015

Date Artist/Event Event Time Cost Venue Address City Phone
Sat 4/25 Pat Byrne presents music, comedy, and more with his variety show Prove It All Night.
Featuring music from Overlake, comedy from Christian Finnegan, Eliza Hurwitz, and Brett Davis,
plus DJ sets by Primitive Sound System.

9 PM  $5  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416   
Tue 4/28 WHEN THE MOON TURNS GREEN: THE MYTH AND MUSIC OF BILLIE HOLIDAY
(RSVP required) (web site)
7:30 PM  Free!  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Tue 4/28 Cambodian Rocks Concert with Chhom Nimol from Dengue Fever
Join WFMU for an evening of music covering the wide range of musical styles coming out of Cambodia in the 60s and 70s
before the Khmer Rouge came close to destroying all traces of modern Cambodia. On the bill: Dengue Fever's Chhom Nimol, singing a collection of Ros Serey Sothea's songs; Baksey Cham Krong, the first Cambodian guitar band; The Drakkar band, bringing their own mix of current western influences and hard rock, Cambodian style, and the songs of Sinn Sisamouth. Cambodian pop's most revered singer, sung by his grandson, Sinn Sethakol.


8 PM  $20  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Thu 4/30 "PARALLEL LIVES" BILLIE HOLIDAY & EDITH PIAF - CURATED BY NONA HENDRYX (web site) 7:30 PM  $35  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Fri 5/1 "PARALLEL LIVES" BILLIE HOLIDAY & EDITH PIAF - CURATED BY NONA HENDRYX (web site) 7:30 PM  $35  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Mon 5/4 UPTOWN NIGHTS ROUNDTABLE: JAZZ NOW
(RSVP required) (web site)
7:30 PM  Free!  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Tue 5/5 SUPREME SONACY: HARPIST BRANDEE YOUNGER & PIANIST RAYMOND ANGRY (web site) 7:30 PM  $10  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Wed 5/6 MARCUS STRICKLAND’S “TWI-LIFE” (web site) 7:30 PM  $10  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Thu 5/7 JOSÉ JAMES - YESTERDAY I HAD THE BLUES: THE MUSIC OF BILLIE HOLIDAY (web site) 7:30 PM  $35  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Thu 5/7 WFMU Movie Night presented by Miniature Minotaurs
Object Collection Live dubbed Movie Night
In 1992 a film called Under Si3ge came out. In 2015, Object Collection live-dubs it (featuring Smell-O-Vision!).
by Kara Feely and Travis Just
and a special DJ set by Clay Pigeon


8 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Fri 5/8 JOSÉ JAMES - YESTERDAY I HAD THE BLUES: THE MUSIC OF BILLIE HOLIDAY (web site) 7:30 PM  $35  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Sat 5/9 The Minus 5 with guests Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3
The Minus 5 is... a rock/folk/pop collective captained by Scott McCaughey .. By design from its inception,
the line-up for recordings and live appearances is completely fluid, dependent on musician availability,
whim, and wind direction.
The Minus Five Facebook page
minus5.com
Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3
"A first-class songwriter in the simple-yet-profound tradition of Lou Reed, Neil Young and post-Beatles John Lennon,
[with] an ear for balancing his pop sensibility with artful dissonance." - PopMatters.com
stevewynn.net
$13 adv./$15 d.o.s.


9 PM  $13  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Mon 5/11 WFMU presents the wide-ranging LA-based singer Jessica Pratt and special guest Jaye Bartell.
Minimal yet rich acoustic/vocal stylings in the realm of Nico, Vashti Bunyan, Sibylle Bayer. Touring in support of her newest record, On Your Own Love Again, out on Drag City.
Jaye Bartell performs stark and soulful literary ballads in the tradition of Leonard Cohen, Nico, and John Cale.


8:30 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Thu 5/14 WFMU presents Mac McCaughan w/special guests
Ryley Walker and The Flesh Wounds
McCaughan was a founding member of the rock band Superchunk, founder of Merge Records,
and has also recorded and performed in solo capacity as Portastatic.
Ryley Walker is the reincarnation of the true American guitar player.
Flesh Wounds have released a 7" of raw and blustery primitive R&B-infused R&R on Merge and kick off tonight.


8:30 PM  $12  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Fri 5/15 The Reverend Billy and his Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
will return to WFMU but for the first time will grace the stage of Monty Hall for a one hour performance. Never one to keep silent on the injustices of society he sees around him the the notorious, lifelong activist Reverend, whose most recent arrest was in January during a 'Black Lives Matter' protest in Grand Central Terminal in NYC (all charges were recently dropped), will sing and preach and inform along with his extended Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, live broadcast/concert from Monty Hall broadcast on
"Put The Needle On The Record"
on WFMU.
All ages. No cover.

7 PM  Free!  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416   
Sat 5/16 WFMU welcomes Obnox with Uniform and Wilful Boys
Obnox
Not a lot of comparisons can be made to Lamont 'Bim' Thomas' mighty Obnox project: 5 years, 15 records, the perfect wedding of
soulpunk heaviosity with the treble blare and lo-fi layers of gunk traditional to so much Ohio history.

Uniform
Organized industrial chaos from the NYC duo of Ben Greenberg (Hubble/Pygmy Shrews, ex-The Men) and Michael Berdan (ex-Drunkdriver).

Wilful Boys
Pummeling NYC combo led by drummer/singer/Australian Steven Fisher; this band dishes out some grotty Antipodean riffer in the best tradition of the likes of Cosmic Psychos/Venom P Stinger: https://evernever-records.bandcamp.com/album/anybody-there Doors 7, sets 8, 9, 10pm.
presented by Brian Turner


8 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Thu 5/21 Revenge of the Mekons
A documentary feature by Joe Angio
Political provocateurs. Social agitators. Punk’s reigning contrarians. The Mekons have been called all this and more.
Revenge of the Mekons chronicles the unlikely story of a group of radical British art students who formed in the
first blast of punk rock in 1977.
A rich and illuminating account of a fascinating, criminally under-recognized band,
Revenge of the Mekons is a lively, inspiring and entertaining film—with killer music, to boot!
mekonsmovie.com


8 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Fri 5/22 WFMU presents The Wonderful World of Industrial Musicals
Steve Young and Sport Murphy, authors of “Everything’s Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals,”
share some of the most wonderfully bizarre corporate musical films ever made.
www.industrialmusicals.com

8 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Fri 5/29 WFMU Movie Night presented by Three Chord Monte
"Boyce & Hart: The Guys Who Wrote 'Em" with special guest Bobby Hart!
www.officialboyceandhart.com

8 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Wed 6/3 The Woggles
From songs that shake the rafters to shows that make for "a dance party rave-up that could melt Dick Clark's face off" (Village Voice),
the Woggles are a four-man delivery system for 200-proof, nitro-fueled rock'n'roll.
They share a vision and blaze a trail with the same insanity as the true wildman originators of three-chord mayhem.
As their die-hard fans around the world know, music fads and fashions may come and go,
but the Woggles have always cut to the chase to drink from the source.
www.thewoggles.com www.facebook.com/TheWoggles
Wyldlife
Still digging on their collection of 70's punk and power pop, Wyldlife, forming out of Purchase College, were perhaps born
into the entirely wrong decade altogether. With a insanely kinetic live show that has been compared to
Iggy & The Stooges, The Hives and The Ramones, you do not want to miss it!
wyldlife.bandcamp.com
Sunshine & the Rain
Husband-wife duo mesh raw punk, electronic pop, garage rock, noise pop and psychedelia to create a sound entirely their own. www.facebook.com/sunshineandtherain


8:30 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Sat 6/27 Fucked Up with DOOMSQUAD
Fucked Up are one of the most prolific hardcore punk bands of our generation. Since their 2001 inception, they’ve challenged listeners with thoughtful artful chaos and a seemingly limitless drive for musical experimentation. Because of this, they’ve also become a record collectors worst nightmare; releasing over 80 recordings and collaborations on countless labels that include Arts & Crafts, Matador, Jade Tree, and more. Year of the Hare is the latest installment of their Zodiac themed releases.
zodiac.fuckedup.cc

Dark new agers DOOMSQUAD re-code the electronic music narrative with a more worldly and cosmological presence than the genre would normally dictate. Their songs are rich in variance and full of vividness, spanning across their entire debut LP Kalaboogie. Doomsquad’s mixing of influences leaves you feeling awakened.
DOOMSQUAD
Doors 8pm

9 PM  $15  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 

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