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Month of Mayhem 2018
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Mayhem 1

 

Mayhem 2

----6am----
On Beyond Belafonte: The Real Calypso Superheroes

----2pm----
Steve Albini is a Meanie

----10pm----
Sup Nerds: 20 years of Phat N Phunky Records

 

Mayhem 3

----2am----
Doing It To Death

 

Mayhem 4

----10am----
Return of the Black Saint

----10pm----
Worm Interface Part 1

 

Mayhem 5

----3am----
Three Hours of Chanting

----Noon----
Rubble

----3pm----
Colonial Collapse

 

Mayhem 6

----7pm----
Trifectas

 

Mayhem 7

----10am----
Country Comedy Part 1

----10pm----
Bill Laswell

 

Mayhem 8

----6pm----
The Nakatani Percussion Family

 

Mayhem 9

----6am----
On Beyond Belafonte: The Real Calypso Superheroes

----2pm----
Welcome to the Black Lodge

----7pm----
Immortal Gods

 

Mayhem 10

----2pm----
Electronic Music Herstory

 

Mayhem 11

----10pm----
Worm Interface Part 2

 

Mayhem 12

----2am----
Temple of Techno

----Noon----
Weather Report

----3pm----
Portuguese Men of War and Saharan Caliphate

 

Mayhem 13

---Midnight---
WU-HEM: a WU-TANG Mayhem Special Vol. II

----7pm----
Adrian Belew: Twang Bar King

 

Mayhem 14

----10am----
Country Comedy Part 2

----10pm----
NO LESS THAN THREE

 

Mayhem 15

----6pm----
An Assortment of Audio Ailments - The Auris Apothecary label

----10pm----
Kaleidoscope of Colored Vinyl - Volume 4

 

Mayhem 16

----2pm----
Femme Metale

 

Mayhem 17

 

Mayhem 18

----10pm----
Dealing With The Box

 

Mayhem 19

----Noon----
Psych Now

----3pm----
Gaijin Shogun Imperial Dynasty

 

Mayhem 20

 

Mayhem 21

----10am----
Country Comedy Part 3

----10pm----
A Night and Day of the Sun

 

Mayhem 22

 

Mayhem 23

 

Mayhem 24

----10pm----
Pink Floyd Variations

 

Mayhem 25

----2pm----
John Benson and Milk Drum

----10pm----
Ai Records - A Retrospective

 

Mayhem 26

----Noon----
Winters

----3pm----
Oxen Castration

 

Mayhem 27

----7pm----
The Best of the Best

----10pm----
What is Grime?

 

Mayhem 28

----10am----
Uncle Sam and the Swastika

 

Mayhem 29

----10pm----
Tribute to Spiderman Ken Hamilton

 

Mayhem 30

 

Mayhem 31

 

June 1

 

June 2

 

June 3

---Midnight---
Day of Dub

 

Short Descriptions for Mayhem Specials

On Beyond Belafonte: The Real Calypso Superheroes

Wednesday Mayhem 2 6AM-10AM
Hosted by Ann Arbor

Calypso music originated in Trinidad in the 19th century and has been a means of subversive communication since the days of slavery.

You'll meet the superheroes of Calypso since the 1930s: Roaring Lion, Lord Kitchener, Lord Invader, Mighty Sparrow, Mighty Terror and others.

Steve Albini is a Meanie

Wednesday Mayhem 2 2PM-6PM
Hosted by Monotone Heroine and Honey Bear

Everyone (or basically everyone?) knows that Steve Albini is a prolific producer. We want to focus on another facet, his bands. Playing from his wide body of work, expect to hear anything and everything Albini has been a part of during his musical career.

Sup Nerds: 20 years of Phat N Phunky Records

Wednesday Mayhem 2 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Honey Bear

Diving deep into the Phat N Phunky discography to shed some light on this bedroom record label that is celebrating its 20th anniversary. What started as a silly idea from a cat loving, anime watching punk rocker, to a humble and meaningful label. Label operator Bob Vilma takes us through the odds and ends of what the Phat N Phunky family has to offer.

Doing It To Death

Thursday Mayhem 3-Friday Mayhem 4 2AM Thu-2AM Fri
Hosted by Spliff Skankin' and others

Return of the Black Saint

Friday Mayhem 410AM-2PM
Hosted by Goodwrench

Black Saint is an exquisite avant-jazz label established in Milan, Italy in 1975. Their catalog includes over 190 albums, many of them meticulously recorded in Milan with artists passing through. Back in Octorber 2006, the KFJC Jazz Collective was kicked off with an All-Black Saint set - this special offers a more informed return to the label 12 years down the line.

Worm Interface Part 1

Friday Mayhem 410PM-2AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

Worm Interface was a very special London-based electronic label associated with the Ambient Soho record store. The label began in 1994 and lasted until 2004, releasing everything from sublime ambience to mad drum & bass. Join Goodwrench for a mad roller coaster ride...

Three Hours of Chanting

Saturday Mayhem 5 3AM-6AM
Hosted by Katie 2

Three hours of chanting from different parts of the world hosted by Katie 2.

Rubble

Saturday Mayhem 5 12PM-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street

Each and every volume of The Rubble Collection is a mind blowing treasure trove of acid rock and pop. Rubble is more obscure, and in some ways more compelling, than Nuggets. The Rubble Collection features a myriad of lesser known acts and tracks. Are there bands whose names you will recognize? Maybe. Join me for three hours of rocking Rubble and find out.

Colonial Collapse

Saturday Mayhem 5 3PM-6PM
Hosted by Teachers AIDS

black metal incinerates interlopers of Europe, Eastern Bloc, Austrailia and Canada. folk music from KFJC's International library toasts the fallout. hosted by Teachers AIDS

Trifectas

Sunday Mayhem 6 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Droll

A Trifecta occurs when the album title, artist's name, and track name are all the same. The KFJC library has over 100 Trifectas spanning all libraries and genres, although there's enough of a metal bias to make the Trifecta seem like a genre signpost (Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Body Count, Motorhead, Leatherwolf, etc.). Get a "Happy Feeling" and/or be a "Hallucinator"! "Slow Walkers" and "Old & in the Way" listeners are welcome. Experience that refreshing Trifecta oneness feeling over and over and over again.

Country Comedy Part 1

Monday Mayhem 7 10AM-2PM
Hosted by Sally Goodin

Bill Laswell

Monday Mayhen 7th 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Les Payne

A thematic survey of the prolific bassist-producer and his frequent collaborators.

The Nakatani Percussion Family

Tuesday Mayhem 8 6PM-10PM
Hosted by Max Level

An overview of solo work and collaborations by contemporary percussion master Tatsuya Nakatani. Will feature recorded interview.

On Beyond Belafonte: The Real Calypso Superheroes

Wednesday Mayhem 9 6AM-10AM
Hosted by Ann Arbor

Calypso music originated in Trinidad in the 19th century and has been a means of subversive communication since the days of slavery.

You'll meet the superheroes of Calypso since the 1930s: Roaring Lion, Lord Kitchener, Lord Invader, Mighty Sparrow, Mighty Terror and others.

Welcome to the Black Lodge

Wednesday Mayhem 9 2PM-6PM
Hosted by Monotone Heroine

David Lynch works are known for their spookiness, thrill, darkness, and details. While wildly talented, Lynch truly shines at pairing music to secure the mood of a scene or even the theme music. Tune in to hear songs from a variety of Lynch's works.

Immortal Gods

Wednesday Mayhem 9 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Lexi Glass

Eddy Detroit is a acid-fried satanist biker punk turned free-love hippy bongo player extraordinaire. Originally from (you guessed it) Detroit, Eddy was on the periphery of the MC5/White Panther scene before moving to Los Angeles in the 70s and getting caught up in the avant-garde punk movement there. In the 80s he moved to Phoenix, where playing with local bands like the Meat Puppets and becoming an unofficial member of the Sun City Girls. Tune in for an interview with Eddy and selections from his discography, from his first LP, the 1982 cult classic Immortal Gods to his latest freak folk works.

Electronic Music Herstory

Thursday Mayhem 10 2PM-6PM
Hosted By Billie Joe Tolliver

We will explore some of electronic music herstory and artists who have created space for much of the sounds we enjoy today. Featuring: Laurie Anderson, Bebe Barron, Johanna Beyer, Wendy Carlos, Suzanne Ciani, Delia Derbyshire, Doris Norton, Daphne Oram, Pauline Oliveros, Eliane Radigue, Clara Rockmore, Jessica Rylan, Laurie Spiegel, Carla Scaletti, and others.

Worm Interface Part 2

Friday Mayhem 1110PM-2AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

Worm Interface was a very special London-based electronic label associated with the Ambient Soho record store. The label began in 1994 and lasted until 2004, releasing everything from sublime ambience to mad drum & bass. Join Goodwrench for a mad roller coaster ride...

Temple of Techno

Saturday Mayhem 12 2AM-6AM
Hosted By Kai Sync

The Ancient Mystical Order of the Temple of Techno opens its creaky doors for the fifth time for a Berlin club-like experience. Join in for a continuous 4-hour live techno mix by Kai Sync.

Weather Report

Saturday Mayhem 12 12PM-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street

Weather Report is considered to be one of the preeminent jazz fusion bands. They outlasted all of their contemporaries with a career that lasted sixteen years. The band was nearly always a quintet of keyboards, sax, bass, drums, and percussion. Numerous personnel changes over the years kept the band fresh and innovative. They remained centered on jazz but also included various elements of art music, ethnic music, R&B, funk and rock. Tune in for the music of Weather Report.

Portuguese Men of War and Saharan Caliphate

Saturday Mayhem 12 3PM-6PM
Hosted by Teachers AIDS

black metal torches rivals in the conquest of Gondwana and the African Arab alliance. Folk music from KFJC's International library cauterizes the wound. Hosted by Teachers AIDS

WU-HEM: a WU-TANG Mayhem Special Vol. II

Sunday Mayhem 13 12AM-3AM
Hosted by Herb Rockwell

Adrian Belew: Twang Bar King

Sunday Mayhem 13 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Droll

Adrian Belew is an experimental guitarist, popster, sideman, and railfan.

Discovered by Zappa, envied by Eno, poached by Bowie, sideman on dozens of hits, prog front-man, art popster, punny weirdo, and nice guy. Adrian Belew's signature guitar style has stayed relevant for over 40 years, he continues to be on the forefront of using effects and extended technique.

Country Comedy Part 2

Monday Mayhem 14 10AM-2PM
Hosted by Sally Goodin

NO LESS THAN THREE

Monday Mayhem 14 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Les Payne

a wilderness journey through layered sound with nothing but a compass, a knife, and a magnifying glass.

An Assortment of Audio Ailments - The Auris Apothecary label

Tuesday Mayhem 15 6PM-10PM
Hosted by Max Level

This label based in Bloomington, IN embraces obscure formats, atypical packaging, and DIY ethics. Wide-ranging sounds from ukulele ballads to headcrushing metal. AA is notorious for, among other things, their "anti-records" releases in various formats that are difficult, sometimes nearly impossible, to play. Tune in and find out what's up with that. We will also have a few strange/beautiful things to give away to lucky listeners.

Kaleidoscope of Colored Vinyl - Volume 4

Tuesday Mayhem 15 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Ras Babo, Mickey Slim, Milo Minderbender, and special guests

Fourth annual Kaleidoscope of Colored Vinyl will be an audio and video special. Only colored vinyl albums will be played and artistically displayed live via our webcam footage. Hypnotize yourself as you watch the spinning colored platters and gyrate uncontrollably to the music.

Femme Metale

Wednesday Mayhem 16 2PM-6PM
Hosted By Monotone Heroine

Metal is music for men, or so the stereotype goes. But scratch the surface and you'll see that, whether on the stage or in the moshpit, there's room for everyone to scream or shred their hearts out. Dispelling the myth that you need to be a dude or dude-adjacent to be a metal enthusiast, we'll spend four hours with the best of what the women on the scene have to offer. Welcome to the darkness, where gender is irrelevant ('cause you can't see it).

Dealing With The Box

Friday Mayhem 18 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

'Die Welt Ist Klang' (The World is Sound) was a massive 8-CD boxed set released in 2013 to benefit the family of Fax Records label head Peter Kuhlman (Pete Namlook), who passed away suddenly in November 2012. In addition to contributions from former and current Fax artists, the set contains tributes from many other artists from around the globe. Goodwrench dives into the box and tries to make some sense of its contents.

Psych Now

Saturday Mayhem 19 12PM-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street

Psychedelic music continues to evolve and influence other genres. Never stronger than in the current "Psychedelic Renaissance" psych music inspires festivals around the world and new bands emerge every year. So who???s doing what over the last few years? How about we listen to Sula Bassana, Radio Moscow, Mmoss, Black Bombaim, Libido Fuzz, Dead Lettuce, Male Gaze Wolf People and more. Join me for some Psych fun.

Gaijin Shogun Imperial Dynasty

Saturday Mayhem 19 3PM-6PM
Hosted by Teachers AIDS

black metal cremates the blood of Asian and Vedic civilisation. folk music from KFJC's International library shuffles the ash. Hosted by Teachers AIDS.

Country Comedy Part 3

Monday Mayhem 21 10AM-2PM
Hosted by Sally Goodin

A Night and Day of the Sun

Monday Mayhem 21-Wednesday Mayhem 23 10PM Mon-2AM Wed
Hosted by Spliff Skankin' and others

Pink Floyd Variations

Thursday Mayhem 24 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Phineas Narco

KFJC alumnus Phineas Narco (of The National Cynical Network) returns for MAYhem to guide us through a late-night craftily-rendered 4-hour sonic odyssey of many, many obscure Pink Floyd remixes, mash-ups, versions, re-interpretations and covers. From bluegrass, to 8-bit, from polka and classical to experimental collage and beyond, this genre-bending psychedelic mixture of the familiar and the unfamiliar will astound your eardrums in this 'All Pink Floyd / No Pink Floyd' Special.

John Benson and Milk Drum

Friday Mayhem 25 2PM-6PM
Hosted by Grawer

Tune in and watch a plastic-plathered performance with John Benson and his milk-drum. What is milk-drum? What is Grawer?

Ai Records - A Retrospective

Friday Mayhem 25 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

Ai Records (stands for "Area Info") was a tasty British electronic label active from 2001-2011, mainly on the IDM tip. Goodwrench hosts a brief and bumpy ride through their catalog.

Winters

Saturday Mayhem 26 12PM-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street

Join me for rock and blues time with legendary brothers Johnny and Edgar Winter.

Johnny Winter (1944-2014) described as a "blues guitarist, known for his scorching riffs, flowing white hair and gravelly hard-times voice" was a versatile singer, songwriter and producer. His long career spanned the successful blues-rock albums and live performances of the 60s and 70s to his Grammy Award winning work as a producer for Muddy Waters and continued international touring until his death.

Younger brother Edgar also came blazing out of Beaumont, Texas and is best known for his musical successes in the 1970s with The Edgar Winter Group and White Trash. Adept since childhood on guitar, keyboard, saxophone and percussion, Edgar continues to write and perform rock, jazz, blues and pop music. He has also been involved in numerous film, television and advertising projects.

Oxen Castration

Saturday Mayhem 26 3PM-6PM
Hosted by Teachers AIDS

Based in Los Angeles, Oxen is a limited release label run by Matt Purse and Leah Purse specializing in harsh noise, noise and experimental genres released on cassette, CD and occasionally vinyl formats since 2014. We're going to play exlusive Oxen label material + Unsustainable Social Condition will perform a scathing live mic that will reset your consciousness to zero.

The Best of the Best

Sunday Mayhem 27 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Droll

Releasing a Greatest Hits album is not very impressive. What is impressive is how many Greatest Hits albums an artist releases. Hear "The Best" music in the KFJC library as determined by the greatest number of Greatest Hits albums. KFJC has nearly 500 Greatest Hits compilations spanning all styles of music. Tune in to see which artist beats James Brown, Hank Williams, and Jerry Lee Lewis in the fight for the right be the called KFJC's Greatest Greatest Hits Artist. Please, No Wagering -- This is an exhibition, not a competition.

What is Grime?

Sunday Mayhem 27 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Kai Sync

A history and overview of one of the most innovative contemporary music genres that emerged in this century. We will also track current and future development of Grime including its sub-genres.

Uncle Sam and the Swastika

Monday Mayhem 28 10AM-7PM
Hosted by Dave Emory

Tribute to Spiderman Ken Hamilton

Tuesday Mayhem 29 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Ras Babo

Ken "Spiderman" Hamilton was a DJ here at KFJC during the same time when I was first up and coming here. (1995)

He was only about 1 or two quarters ahead of me, so we were cohorts. During my first few years here, Ken and I formed a friendship and he introduced me to some very influential music for my life.

Ken's legacy lives on as many great titles here in the library bear the Spiderman tag on the review sticker. My goal is to play albums that were either added during his time as Music Director, reviewed by him, or generally bear his characteristic signature. Brief anecdotes about Ken may also be shared by various staff.

Day of Dub

Sunday Junehem 3 - Monday Junehem 4 12AM Sun-2AM Mon
Hosted By Ras Babo and friends

Originally expressed as the instrumental track on the B-side of Jamaican 7" singles, the "version" or Dub has taken on a life of its own. No longer in the shadow of the Vocal or A-side, producers and DJs have made the dub an art form unto itself. Tune in as we set off on a version excursion and play dubwise selection without objection.

 

   

 

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