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Mayhem 1

----7pm----
Psychedelic Dungeons
Part 1 of 3

Mayhem 2

 

Mayhem 3

---Midnight---
Doing it to Death - A James Brown Special

Mayhem 4

----9pm----
Not-So-Compact Introduction to Kompakt
Part 1 of 3

Mayhem 5

----2am----
Insomnia

Mayhem 6

---Midnight---
Locked and Loaded

Mayhem 7

 

Mayhem 8

----10am----
Klezmer Old & New

Mayhem 9

 

Mayhem 10

----10am----
Nothin' but Polkas

Mayhem 11

----10am----
Riddims of Jamaica Part 5: Sir Coxsone Dodd

Mayhem 12

----Noon----
Radio Caroline: The Early Years

Mayhem 13

---Midnight---
Not-So-Compact Introduction to Kompakt
Part 2 of 3

Mayhem 14

 

Mayhem 15

----10am----
The Trane House: Impulse! Records

[more info]

----7pm----
Psychedelic Dungeons
Part 2 of 3

Mayhem 16

 

Mayhem 17

----2pm----
The Bardo Plane


----6pm----
Music of John Carter

Mayhem 18

----10am----
Riddims of Jamaica Part 6: Junjo Lawes


----10pm----
Not-So-Compact Introduction to Kompakt
Part 3 of 3

Mayhem 19

----Noon----
Super Soul Showdown Round #3: Saints vs Sinners


----3pm----
Sick Sounds: The Ipecac Records Special

Mayhem 20

---Midnight---
Day of Dub

Mayhem 21

----6pm----
Luciano Berio's Sequenzas

[more info]

Mayhem 22

---Midnight---
A Night and Day of the Sun

Mayhem 23

----2pm----
Adroit Retrograde Perversions: The Degenerate Art Ensemble

Mayhem 24

----Noon----
Where the Sun Never Shines

[more info]

Mayhem 25

----7pm----
Dinsdale's Dulcet Tones


----10pm----
A Muslimgauze Mash-UP

Mayhem 26

----6pm----
8-bit Operators Special

Mayhem 27

----7pm----
Darkwave - Horror and Romance Arising


----10pm----
Caught & Captured: A Special Exercise in Abduction

Mayhem 28

----7pm----
Weird Black Metal


----10pm----
Soundbytes from Hell V2 - The Hell Enchilada

Mayhem 29

----2pm----
Zen of Meat


----7pm----
Psychedelic Dungeons
Part 3 of 3

Mayhem 30

----1pm----
The Gospel According to Elvis

Mayhem 31

 

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Short Descriptions for Mayhem Specials

Psychedelic Dungeons
Part 1 of 3

Tuesday Mayhem 1 7pm to 10pm
Hosted by Art Crimes.

San Francisco had such an active music scene in the sixties that it could keep several ballrooms and auditoriums busy most days of the week with local and touring acts. Promoters like Bill Graham and Chet Helms put together imaginative lineups and papered the city with psychedelic posters that sell for megabucks these days. We?ll conjure up those days at the Matrix, the Avalon Ballroom, the Carousel Ballroom (later to become the Fillmore West), the Family Dog on the Great Highway, and the original Fillmore Auditorium (the only one of these places that still presents shows today) with recollections of sixties survivors and music recorded live at each location.

Doing it to Death - A James Brown Special

Thursday Mayhem 3 Midnight to Midnight
Hosted by Spliff Skankin, Hawkeye Joe, KJ Dweller, Mr. Lucky & more.

A James Brown Birthday Special featuring live & rare recordings, interviews, dance contests, fashion show, testimonials and tributes.

Not-So-Compact Introduction to Kompakt
Part 1 of 3

Friday Mayhem 4 10pm to 2am
Hosted by Goodwrench

Cologne, Germany is a seething hotbed of techno music. The king of all Cologne techno labels is Kompakt, founded in 1998 by minimalist pioneer Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Mayer, and Jurgen Paape. Nine years down the road, the label is a major trendsetter with a distribution arm, production, a shop, and booking all under one roof, and over 200 releases to their credit. Part one of this special will examine Kompakt's foray into the techno and 21st Century pop arena, and will attempt to answer the question, "what is schaffelfieber?".

URL: www.kompakt-net.de

Insomnia

Saturday Mayhem 5 2am to 6am
Hosted by Cujo [Playlist from the special]

Songs about going to sleep. Songs about not being able to sleep. Towards the end, songs about waking up.

Locked and Loaded

Sunday Mayhem 6 12am to 2am
Hosted by Goodwrench

Conventional records are cut with a continuous spiral groove so that a turntable stylus proceeds in a more or less orderly fashion from the outer edge of the record to the center. It is possible, however, to cut a track such that the stylus gets trapped into a never-ending circuit at the end. This is called a locked groove, and will play and play (and play some more) until the record (or your patience) wears out. There exist records consisting of nothing but locked grooves, one of the more infamous being RRR Record's RRR 500, a 12-inch hunk of vinyl with 500 locked grooves. This sort of record can be a powerful DJ tool, rather like having your own analog sampler on a little piece of plastic. With this in mind, consider the possibilities latent in 5 turntables, a fistful of locked groove records, one deranged DJ, and 3 hours of air time. You have been warned.

Klezmer Old & New

Tuesday May 8 10am to 2pm
Hosted by Dave Richoux

Not exactly jazz, but yet a major part of it. From recordings of the early 1900s to the latest from Tzadik - Klezmer

Nothin' but Polkas

Thursday Mayhem 10 10am to Noon
Hosted by Art Crimes

The Polka has spread throughout the world with its message of merriment and inebriation. But Polka Culture is so much more than Heffe-Weisee, sausage, and the Chicken Dance. Will two hours of polkas from across the globe convince you of this? Probably not, but please tune in anyway to confirm your worst fears.

Riddims of Jamaica Part 5: Sir Coxsone Dodd

Friday Mayhem 11 10am to 2pm
Hosted by Mr. Lucky

Join Mr. Lucky in explorations of Reggae "riddims". This year's installments focus on 2 producers who's influence on reggae has been lasting and profound. Part five will revisit some of the classic instrumentals to come out of Coxsone Dodd's Studio One label.

Radio Caroline: The Early Years

Saturday Mayhem 12 Noon to 3pm
Presented by Ann Arbor with special guests DJ Bobo Z and Tom Lodge (formerly of Radio Caroline).

Founded in 1964 by Ronan O' Rahilly, a club owner and band manager, Radio Caroline began broadcasting from the ex-passenger ferry MV Ferdericia anchored in international waters 3 miles off the coast of Essex, southeast, England. The name Caroline refers to Caroline Kennedy, daughter of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. We'll revisit the early years of this infamous pirate radio station which had 23 million listeners, through the reminiscences of Tom Lodge who was a part of the station from the beginning, and play some of the music heard on Radio Caroline at that time.

Not-So-Compact Introduction to Kompakt
Part 2 of 3

Sunday Mayhem 13 Midnight to 3am
Hosted by Goodwrench

Part 2 of the Kompakt special showcases the label's soft ambient underbelly, featuring artists like Dettinger, Klimek, Markus Guenther, Ulf Lohmann, Kaito, Thomas Fehlmann, and selections from Kompakt's annual "Pop Ambient" compilation series, seven releases strong.

The Trane House: Impulse! Records

Tuesday Mayhem 15 10am to 2pm
Hosted by Austin Space

In the 60's and 70's if you were deep into jazz, you were deep into Impulse! Records.
Impulse! Records is an American based jazz record label, originally launched in 1960 by Creed Taylor as a subsidiary of ABC-Paramount Records in New York City. Most Impulse! albums were produced by Bob Thiele who joined the company after Taylor left to head Verve Records, assisted by the sound engineer, Rudy Van Gelder. It was apparently John Coltrane who insisted that Taylor bring Van Gelder into the fold; Coltrane was Impulse!'s first major signing and the label came to be known in retrospect as "the house that Trane built" Join host Austin Space for a review of the history and the artists involved with the Impulse label.

[ more information ]

Psychedelic Dungeons
Part 2 of 3

Tuesday Mayhem 15 7pm to 10pm
Hosted by Art Crimes

San Francisco had such an active music scene in the sixties that it could keep several ballrooms and auditoriums busy most days of the week with local and touring acts. Promoters like Bill Graham and Chet Helms put together imaginative lineups and papered the city with psychedelic posters that sell for megabucks these days. We?ll conjure up those days at the Matrix, the Avalon Ballroom, the Carousel Ballroom (later to become the Fillmore West), the Family Dog on the Great Highway, and the original Fillmore Auditorium (the only one of these places that still presents shows today) with recollections of sixties survivors and music recorded live at each location.

The Bardo Plane

Thursday Mayhem 17 2pm to 6pm
Hosted by Cy Thoth

An exploration of Tantric Buddhist temple music and related history, myth and iconography underlying it's concurrence with esoteric mysticism and arcana from Egypt to DuChamps.

Music of John Carter

Thursday Mayhem 17 6pm to 11pm
Hosted by Andy Cadaver

The virtuosic clarinetist John Carter died in 1991, but not before leaving 25 years of stunning music that defies categorization. Carter's work, especially his Octets, has a deep aura of mystery: it sounds abstract, yet swings- it feels ancient, but also futuristic. This five hour special will focus on his life and music, featuring interviews with his friends and musical collaborators- cornet player Bobby Bradford, multi-instrumentalist Vinnie Golia and guitarist Nels Cline.

Riddims of Jamaica Part 6: Junjo Lawes

Friday Mayhem 18 10am to 2pm
Hosted by Mr. Lucky

Join Mr. Lucky in explorations of Reggae "riddims". This year's installments focus on 2 producers who's influence on reggae has been lasting and profound. Part six will revisit the distinct sound of 80's producer Henry "Junjo" Lawes.

Not-So-Compact Introduction to Kompakt
Part 3 of 3

Friday Mayhem 18 10pm to 2am
Hosted by Goodwrench

The final installment of the Kompakt special puts all the pieces of the Kompakt puzzle together, with selections form the mind-blowing "Total" compilation series, odds and sods, and some mixed sets from Kompakt honcho and world-class DJ Michael Mayer.

Super Soul Showdown Round #3: Saints vs Sinners

Saturday Mayhem 19 Noon to 2pm
Hosted by Trinity and Art Crimes

The heavens themselves will quake as Trinity and Art Crimes carry on the age-old battle of good against evil, using only the power of soul to determine the victor. The baddest of the superbad, with their screaming, shouting, lowdown cheating ways, go up against those god-fearing, praying, testifying, white-suit-wearing gospel elites, as the fate of the cosmos hangs in balance.

Sick Sounds: The Ipecac Records Special

Saturday Mayhem 19 3pm to 9pm
Hosted by Guy Montag

Ipecac Records (www.ipecac.com) is the bastard brainchild of Mike Patton & Greg Werckman. Spewing out the sickest artists since 1999, Ipecac?s diverse dimensions of sound now originate from Orinda, California via New York & L.A. Gag on the gut churning sickos who sculpted this mastermind experiment in terror. Melvins, Ghostigital, Ennio Morricone, Dalek, Otto Von Schirach, Messer Chups & much more! Plus, interviews with label co-founder Greg Werckman! Forthcoming new & unreleased material! ?and hopefully some giveaway surprises too!

Day of Dub

Sunday Mayhem 20 Midnight to Midnight
Day of Dub

  • Midnight to 3:AM — DJ Wrench
  • 3:AM to 6:AM — DJ Autumn
  • 6:AM to 9:AM — Dangerous Dan
  • 9:AM to Noon — Jah Bone
  • Noon to 3:PM — Sensei Mila
  • 3:PM to 6:PM — Spliff Skankin'
  • 6:PM to 9:PM — Mr. Lucky
  • 9:PM to Midnight — Guy Montag

Luciano Berio's Sequenzas

Monday Mayhem 21 6pm to Midnight
Hosted by CUJO

Over the course of his career, Luciano Berio (1925-2003) composed a series of 14 tour-de-force solo instrumental works called Sequenzas. They are a landmark of 20th century music and helped to shape our modern concepts of virtuosity, technique, and performance. We'll explore all 14 Sequenzas, including some of their closely related works such as the Chemins, and talk with some Berio experts. Warum?

[ more information ]

A Night and Day of the Sun

Tuesday Mayhem 22 Midnight to Midnight
Hosted by Spliff Skankin, Hawkeye Joe, Nancy Reagan, Anubis and more.

A Sun Ra Birthday Special. Featuring live and rare recordings of Sun Ra solo and with The Arkestra. Interviews, interpretations, tributes, fashion, art, dance and cosmic exploration.

Adroit Retrograde Perversions: The Degenerate Art Ensemble

Wednesday Mahyem 23 2pm to 7pm
Hosted by Guy Montag.

Seattle stage theatrics & bizarre orchestral experimental dance metamorpheses. Degenerate Art Ensemble jagged jazz-punk shatters those bland pop cultural values, pushing culture & perceptions to imaginative extremes. Deconstructing & re-inventing art & music is only the beginning. Join Guy Montag as he takes the plunge into this living exhibition that is Degenerate Art Ensemble. Did I mention they?re playing live @ 5pm too?! Plus live interviews?! Geez!

Where the Sun Never Shines

Thursday Mayhem 24 Noon to 2pm
Hosted by Art Crimes

"In The Pines" (aka "Black Gal" and "Where Did You Sleep Last Night") was first recorded in 1925, and its lyrics were documented by song collector Cecil Sharp even earlier, in 1917. It's among the many songs that John and Alan Lomax recorded in southern prisons during the 30s and 40s. Leadbelly and Bill Monroe both made well-known recordings of the song, under different titles, in the 40s. The song has been performed and recorded hundreds of times since. We'll hear a large variety of approaches to this song, but we will never know what it means.

[ more information ]

Dinsdale's Dulcet Tones

Friday Mayhem 25 7pm to 10pm
Hosted by Earl Grey

Dinsdale's dulcet tones will be heard again when we rebroadcast his fine Partridge Family special "Come on, get happy" which originally aired 10 years ago in Mayhem 1997.

A special Mayhem rebroadcast in memory of Charlie Diggins, aka Dinsdale, a former KFJC DJ who recently passed away.

A Muslimgauze Mash-UP

Friday Mayhem 25 10pm to 2am
Hosted by Goodwrench

Muslimgauze was the brainchild of Manchester's Bryn Jones, who forged a hypnotic fusion of Middle Eastern rhythm, found sound, and electronics. His 16 -year recording career was tragically cut short in 1999, though he left behind a huge legacy of recorded works, most released in severely limited editions. This special will attempt a whirlwind introduction to the Muslimgauze sound, mash-up style, including relatively obtainable releases on Extreme and Soleilmoon, as well as some rare early 80's vinyl releases.

URL: www.the-edge.ws/muslimgauze

8-bit Operators Special

Saturday Mayhem 26 6pm to 9pm
Hosted by Guy Montag

8 bit audio assailants using Nintendo to their Advantage! Arcade addicts reinvent 8 bit music as a viable & versatile subgenre. Gameboy, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, video game consoles, chipmusic samples & monophonic SID magic were all used to simulate & create diverse styles within this emerging & widely populated 8 Bit scene. Some dispense with the electronics using analong synths, guitars, & samples. Whatever the methodology, this 8 bit music spin is gaining popularity. Warp level waveforms & digital soundwaves showcasing original video game music, followed with engaging listens to the current surge of 8 bit revivalists and innovators? no cheat codes necessary!

Darkwave - Horror and Romance Arising

Sunday Mayhem 27 7pm to 10pm
Hosted by wavers Austin Space and Belladona

Darkwave music is rumored to come to life in the 70's as the antithesis to New Wave. It's broad category that spans horror and romance, noise and melody, thoughtful expression and ambience, all with undertones of darkness and sorrow. Darkwave embodies elements from goth rock, synthpop, medieval and others spaces. Join us for three hours of musing through this very interesting and phenomenal music space. From the deep core of Goth to the edges of medieval. A dark and wonderful experience for all.

Caught & Captured: A Special Exercise in Abduction

Sunday Mayhem 27 10pm to 2am
Hosted by Guy Montag

Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) embraced absurdity & obscurity upon founding Abduction Records in 1993. Since then, he?s given gleaning hope to those fringe outfits & unusual artists struggling outside normality & daring to supersede popularity or radio friendly conventionality. You?ll pray for Abduction as you immerse in the music of Sun City Girls, Original Space Neighbors, Master Musicians of Bukkake & a slough of others. Plus, insights from Abduction?s eccentric Las Vegas style spooky crooner extraordinaire, Herb Diamante a.k.a. John Godbert (Vibracathedral Orchestra, Skullflower)! The mother ship has landed!

Weird Black Metal

Monday Mayhem 28 7pm to 10pm
Hosted by Terry Tyke and Andee from Aquarius Records

Metal has evolved into many different strains ? death, drone, sludge, black, etc. ? and this special looks at the more weird side of the Black variety. How weird can you get ? Tune in and find out.

Soundbytes from Hell V2 - The Hell Enchilada

Monday Mayhem 28 10pm to 2am
Hosted by Austin Space

It's been a few years since the first Soundbytes from Hell special. Join Austin Space as he opens up his entire soundbyte collection to play random bytes from seconds up to 2 minutes including previously heard and unheard Drawn out Dramas from Robert Emmett. Hold on to your seat and ears. Since it's after 10pm, it'll be a rougher ride than last time.

Zen of Meat

Tuesday Mayham 29 2pm to 6pm
Hosted by Meat Scientist

Songs about meat, taken to the point of obsession...vegans need not apply...

Psychedelic Dungeons
Part 3 of 3

Tuesday Mayhem 29 7pm to 10pm
Hosted by Art Crimes

San Francisco had such an active music scene in the sixties that it could keep several ballrooms and auditoriums busy most days of the week with local and touring acts. Promoters like Bill Graham and Chet Helms put together imaginative lineups and papered the city with psychedelic posters that sell for megabucks these days. We?ll conjure up those days at the Matrix, the Avalon Ballroom, the Carousel Ballroom (later to become the Fillmore West), the Family Dog on the Great Highway, and the original Fillmore Auditorium (the only one of these places that still presents shows today) with recollections of sixties survivors and music recorded live at each location.

The Gospel According to Elvis

Wednesday Mayhem 30 1:PM to 2:PM
Hosted by Joe Ed Dick

Elvis Presley was a three-time Grammy winner, but those awards were all for gospel recordings his agents, managers and producers advised him against making. Joe Ed Dick joins WFMU's Laura Cantrell exploring an unfamiliar side to the man immortalized in a million black velvet paintings.

   

 

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