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Always all kinds of stuff happening A Night and Day of the Sun
Sunday Mayhem 21-Tuesday Mayhem 23 10PM Sun-2AM Tue
Hosted by Spliff Skankin and others

KFJC's annual 28 hour birthday tribute to Sun Ran and his Arkestra. Astral exploration through the space and times of all things Sun Ra, music, poetry, art and philosophy. From the Afro-centric to the outer-galactic.

Barrington Levy- Unstoppable
Tuesday Mayhem 23 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Ras Babo

Barrington Levy first arrived on the Jamaican reggae scene in 1979, and is still active today. His wailing vocal style is unmistakeable and has shaped the way Jamaican dancehall and DJ culture has evolved. Originally singing love songs and Rasta 'upfull living' mantras, he also shaped the way that vocal duets first came out of the Kingston scene, blending a MC or toasting style with his soulful crooning. Blending original album cuts, dub remixes, and more modern duets and styles we will show why his style has persevered for 40 years.

Wednesday May 24 from noon to 2pm
Lauren Barth and Jesse Aycock perform live in the pit on the heels of their 5/23 show in San Francisco. Barth is a Californian now living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Her current album, Forager, is on Horton Records, a nonprofit volunteer-based label, also in Tulsa. Joe Ed hosts.

Righteous Ones part 1
Tuesday Mayhem 23 2PM-6PM
Hosted by Alizarin Crim and Milo Minderbender

The Tzadik record label was founded by composer/producer/saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist John Zorn in 1995, and showcases avant-garde and experimental music. Tzadik is Hebrew for 'righteous one', a title that perhaps fittingly describes the label?s approach to releases. The Tzadik catalog contains an amazing variety of sounds, instrumentation, and approaches to the production of contemporary music. What is experimental music? There may be no definitive answer, but Righteous Ones will lend some perspective on how Tzadik has shaped the landscape of the genre over that past two decades.

Halfway to Paradise - Stack 'O Records Special Part 2
Wednesday Mayhem 24 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Robert Emmett

I got a stack a records here,
A stack of records there,
I've got records scattered all over everywhere.
But I'm looking for one that I can't find,
The one where the guitar plays so fine,
'Cause that's the only one my baby loves to hear.

Before the digital age, before the age of CDs, there was vinyl and acetates spinning in juke joints, shotgun shacks, and smoky bars. In 1948, Billboard magazine started calling 'race music' rhythm and blues.

Hip hillbillies were going electric, suave entertainment personalities were flirting in these sweaty backwaters, and rock had a 4-letter-word connotation.

The 40's and 50's were a great time for music Jump Blues, Rockabilly, R&B - all just crazy hopping music.

On this special we'll be listening to the should-have-beens, the never-were's, the wish-they-were's and the importance of early radio braking this music to a wider public.

Some were big hits on small stations and sold in places like Motormouth Maybelle's Baltimore records store in John Waters Hairspray - R&B legend Ruth Brown played Maybelle.

And we'll be playing stuff rom all over the world, as well as the Southside.

Listen and Obey!

Clean Feed Records: A Passion For All Things Jazz
Thursday Mayhem 25 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Naysayer

Clean Feed Records, out of Lisboa, Portugal, has put out over 400 releases since its start in 2001. The label works with a mixture of established artists who are allowed to record how they prefer as well as focusing on unknown and/or younger artists worth getting attention. The sound is postmodern and avant-garde jazz of an impeccable quality. Join Naysayer for a listening to some Clean Feed releases.

Cubby Control Records
Friday Mayhem 26 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Mitch LeMay

San Francisco indie label Cubby Control Records head man Brian Weaver will join Mitch LeMay for a 3-hour spotlight of retrospective, new, and upcoming releases, rare recording & unreleased material. We will celebrate the 20th anniversary of seminal label group The Cubby Creatures in a special featurette. Expect to hear a freewheeling and funny show with lots of sounds from label bands REPTIEL, THE CUBBY PREACHERS, GNOI SNEGOVIK, THE DRUGGLES, plus clips, commentary, and assorted anecdotes from the SF live music scene.

Mother Mallard
Friday Mayhem 26 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

Ithaca, NY based Mother Mallard was one of the first all-Moog bands, made possible in part by a very supportive Bob Moog right up the road in Trumansburg. Co-founder David Borden went on to a faculty position at Cornell University, where he is still active. Tune in for a sampling of Mother Mallard's and Borden's work

Gov't Mule
Saturday Mayhem 27 12PM-3PM
Hosted by Carson Street

Gov't Mule is band in which the Allman Brothers' influence is apparent but is complicated with the psychedelic, bluesy power trio feel of Cream. Originally formed as a southern rock jam band in 1994 they were a side project of the Allman Brothers Band lead by guitarist Warren Hayes and bassist Allen Woody. Some psych, some prog (Dark Side of the Mule) and lots of straight ahead rock. Three hours of Mayhem Mule.

Black Horizons part 4
Saturday Mayhem 27 3PM-6PM
Hosted by label founder James Livingston and Teachers AIDS

Digitate divination and live mic from Glochids.

Glochids


Nitty-Gritty of 60's punk feat. Cyril Jordan
Saturday Mayhem 27 9PM-12AM
Hosted by Zero Gravity and Cocktailsfor2

3 hours of music and interviews with Cyril Jordan from the Flamin Groovies, whose 1971 album Teenage Head is listed in the 2006 book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

The Hippie's Graveyard - A Slight Return
Sunday Mayhem 28 12PM-3PM
Hosted by Goodwrench

An exploration of the AM radio fare I grew up with long ago, plus a few discoveries made along the way...

Wolf From The North: Investigating Nordvargr
Sunday Mayhem 28 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Lord Gravestench

Lord Gravestench attempts to summit the intimidating discography of Swedish experimental musician Henrikk Nordvargr Björkk, who has released music under nearly two dozen aliases.

The World Will Be Plunged Into an Abyss...
Monday Mayhem 29 10AM-4PM
Hosted by Dave Emory

In observance of Memorial Day, Dave Emory discourses on what a Nazi future might look like.

Righteous Ones part 2
Tuesday Mayhem 30 2PM-6PM
Hosted by Alizarin Crim and Milo Minderbender

The Tzadik record label was founded by composer/producer/saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist John Zorn in 1995, and showcases avant-garde and experimental music. Tzadik is Hebrew for 'righteous one', a title that perhaps fittingly describes the label?s approach to releases. The Tzadik catalog contains an amazing variety of sounds, instrumentation, and approaches to the production of contemporary music. What is experimental music? There may be no definitive answer, but Righteous Ones will lend some perspective on how Tzadik has shaped the landscape of the genre over that past two decades.

Listening to the Mind of a Record Collector
Thursday Junehem 1 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Naysayer

There are collectors, and then there are?. COLLECTORS. Miles Goodrich, co-editor of the Hungry Freaks zine (Mayhem 2014) is a collector of many things extraordinary, especially recorded sound. His true passion for records of unique and obscure quality astounds the ear and eye. Join Naysayer as we chat with and listen to Miles as he plays some of his collection of rare soundtracks, one of a kind soul sounds, odd foreign releases, original jazz recordings and so much more.

Day of Dub
Sunday Junehem 4 12AM Sun-12AM Mon
Hosted by Ras Babo and a cast of others

When Jamaican record labels first released 7? singles, the A-side was typically the vocal track and the B-side was the instrumental version, also called the Dub. Producers like King Tubby, Scientist, and Lee Perry to name only a few, then remixed these dub tracks, adding effects and dropping parts of the songs in and out to create a spacy vibe transporting the listener far beyond that original vocal version. The remixed Dub Version became an art form unto itself and is still deeply entranched in the way tracks are remixed to this day.

Day of Dub celebrates this musical style by playing 24 hours of dub music, from traditional reggae rhythms to more modern musical cross-over styles. A consortium of KFJC personalities will offer their take on what is Dub.

Country Songwriter Series: Townes Van Zandt
Monday Junehem 5 10AM-2PM
Hosted by Sally Goodin

Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997) was born in Fort Worth to a prominent Texas family. Inspired by seeing Elvis Presley on television in 1956, he got a guitar that Christmas. He was a good student, active in sports, and his family started grooming him to become a lawyer or senator. He went to college in 1962, but by 1964 his parents had brought him home, due to his binge drinking and fits of depression. He was diagnosed as manic-depressive, and received 3 months of the now discredited Insulin Shock Therapy, which wiped out his long term memory.

In 1965 Townes began playing shows in Houston. He started writing his own songs, and moved to Nashville in 1968. Between 1968 and 1979, he released 8 albums. Despite critical acclaim, he remained a cult figure, playing small venues, and living a reclusive life in a shack outside of Nashville.

Townes struggled with drug and alcohol addiction all his adult life, going into rehab but never staying sober for long. Yet in spite of this, he is considered a "songwriter's songwriter" and his songs a source of inspiration and comfort for many.

This program features his songs, sung by him and others.

Saturday June 10 at 4:PM
Cartilage, purveyors of gore soaked death f&$% metal on Transylvania Tapes, play live in the pit. Hosted by Teachers AIDS.

Thursday June 15 10pm-2am
Percussive mantras for the 21st Century. Beat drones and explosive pounding jolts, guided by Infinite Plastic Internal. Fall into the rhythm in the KFJC Pit. Naysayer hosts.

 

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