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Garboth rebroadcast

Saturday May 15 at 2AM-6AM
Hosted by Garboth
KFJC rebroadcasts a show that originally aired on July 4, 2011 (see playlist).

Scott Walker

Saturday Mayhem 15 12PM-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street
Noel Scott Engel, better known by his stage name Scott Walker, was an American born British singer songwriter, composer and record producer. Walker was known for his baritone voice and an unorthodox career path which took him from 1960s teen pop icon to 21st century avant-garde musician. The Guardian said of Walker imagine Andy Williams reinventing himself as Stockhausen. Walker was described by the BBC as one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in rock history. Listen in as we play Scott Walker from his days in the Walker Brothers to his final album with Sunn O))).

Imploding Sounds

Saturday Mayhem 15 3PM-6PM
Hosted By Teachers Aids
Tumorous growth of abortion noise through digital only platform. Interview with label founder Tim Burkland.

Fudgeworthy

Saturday Mayhem 15 9PM-3AM
Hosted By Teachers Aids
Undervalued and overlooked punk/grind/metal label known for its gastrointestinal black humor and perverse splatter. Interview with Boston label founder Charlie Infection and member of Gonkulator, Psycho and many other projects.

The Fabulous George Foothill

Sunday Mayhem 16 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Avakhov
The KFJC Pandemic Players will present The Fabulous George Foothill based on a classic radio sitcom, rewritten for the KFJC Pandemic Players by Robert Emmett.
The Pandemic Players' performance of The Fabulous George Foothill will be rebroadcast on Unbedtime Stories hosted by Ann Arbor on Mayhem 26th at 7:20 am.

A Tribute to Vaughn Benjamin and the Virgin Islands Part 1

Monday Mayhem 17 2AM-6AM
Hosted By Klaudhopper
Vaughn Benjamin was only 50 years young when he died unexpectedly on November 4th 2019. He was an inspired musician, lyricist, visionary and a phenomenal vocalist. The expanse of his intellect and fervent desire to live purposefully drove the passion with which he approached his works. Performing worldwide Vaughn Benjamin created more than 68 albums, performed on numerous dub plates and collaborated with a myriad of artists. The music of Akae Beka and Midnite is deeply rooted in faith and consciousness. Vaughn Benjamin may be one of the most important and most prolific artists in reggae music history. His subject matter ranged from topics including; politics, social commentary, economics, spirituality, agriculture, the honoring of women, sacred geometry and his faith of Rastafari.

Songs About Food

Monday Mayhem 17 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Sally Goodin
Hungry for some great music? Join me for 4 hours of songs about one of our most basic needs.

Paper Thin

Tuesday Mayhem 18 5AM-6AM
Hosted By Dr. Doug
The KFJC Pandemic Players debut Jen Burke Anderson's brand new play, Paper Thin. Paper Thin is the story of six people's experience of the COVID pandemic living in an apartment building in San Francisco.
Kimbrosia hosts the rebroadcast on Unbedtime Stories Wednesday Mayhem 19th at 7:20 am.

Paper Thin - rebroadcast

Wednesday Mayhem 19 7:20AM
Hosted By Kimbrosia
The KFJC Pandemic Players rebroadcast of Jen Burke Anderson's brand new play, Paper Thin. Paper Thin is the story of six people's experience of the COVID pandemic living in an apartment building in San Francisco.

Where Anything Can Happen - The Sound Worlds of Berangere Maximin

Wednesday Mayhem 19 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Max Level
Presenting the work of this Paris-based electroacoustic sound artist, from 2008 to present. Solo projects and collaborations.

MK9/Death Squad

Wednesday Mayhem 19 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Teachers Aids
Controversial and confrontational sound and visual therapy by Bay Area noise legend. Interview with Michael Nine.

Apollo Records Part 2

Friday Mayhem 21 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Goodwrench
In the 90s, Belgium's R&S Records was arguably the largest and most influential electronic music label on the planet. Their ambient sublabel, Apollo Records, released a slew of stunning records before the label folded (temporarily) in 2000. R&S relaunched in 2006, and the Apollo ambient sublabel sprang to life as well. Part 1 of the special will examine Apollo's pre-2000 output Parts 2 & 3 will look at Apollo post-revival.

A Night and Day of the Sun - A Tribute to Sun Ra

Saturday Mayhem 22 2AM to Sunday 23 3AM
Hosted By Spliff Skankin and others
Celebrating Sun Ra's 107th birthday with a 25 hour round the clock party of experimental music, psychedelic poetry, cosmic philosophy, and Afro- futuristic space jamming.

duo B. Experimental Band 'Open Studio' Live Online Performance

Sunday Mayhem 23 3PM-7PM
Hosted By Max Level
The duo B. Experimental Band (dbXB), co-led by Bay Area improviser/composers Lisa Mezzacappa and Jason Levis, invites KFJC listeners into their online improvisation workshop, with a four-hour continuous performance showcasing compositions and structured improvisations by the ensemble's members, created specifically for making music in an online environment. Mezzacappa (bass) and Levis (drums) have been co-leading the large ensemble since December of 2018. In 2020, once Covid made rehearsing and performing in person impossible, dbXB moved online and has been convening weekly for community improvisation workshops. The ensemble uses software and a private server to connect the performers in (almost) real time.
The 18-piece lineup will feature:
Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Suki O'Kane, percussion
Steve Adams, saxes and electronics
Jon Raskin, saxes
Joel Reber, sax
Joe Hellerstein, trumpet
Heikki Koskinen, e-trumpet, flute
Rent Romus, sax
Erika Oba, flute
Nora Stanley, sax
Dave Cassini, vibes
Lea Cassini, koto and French horn
Rob Ewing, trombone
Charles Sharp, woodwinds
Jeff Schwartz, bass
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jason Levis, percussion
David Slusser, all of the above

A Tribute to Vaughn Benjamin and the Virgin Islands Part 2

Monday Mayhem 24 2AM-6AM
Hosted By Klaudhopper
Vaughn Benjamin was only 50 years young when he died unexpectedly on November 4th 2019. He was an inspired musician, lyricist, visionary and a phenomenal vocalist. The expanse of his intellect and fervent desire to live purposefully drove the passion with which he approached his works. Performing worldwide Vaughn Benjamin created more than 68 albums, performed on numerous dub plates and collaborated with a myriad of artists. The music of Akae Beka and Midnite is deeply rooted in faith and consciousness. Vaughn Benjamin may be one of the most important and most prolific artists in reggae music history. His subject matter ranged from topics including; politics, social commentary, economics, spirituality, agriculture, the honoring of women, sacred geometry and his faith of Rastafari.

Dolly Parton

Monday Mayhem 24 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Sally Goodin
Dolly is a singer, songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman and humanitarian. Her first album was released in 1967, and her latest in 2020. Join me for 4 hours of Dolly.

Remembering Pete Dixon: his music and stories

Monday Mayhem 24 7PM-10PM
Hosted By Kimbrosia
For this remembrance of Pete Dixon, I will play exclusively music from his last recurrent box. Also included will be production that he was involved with, especially ones with his voice and snippets from other DJs with stories about him. I will also include some of his writings as time permits.

San Francisco

Tuesday Mayhem 25 2AM-6AM
Hosted By Dr. Doug
Music that is about San Francisco and/or recorded in SF venues.

Robert Lloyd and the Prefects/Nightingales

Tuesday Mayhem 25 7PM-10PM
Hosted By Moe! Staiano
John Peel favourites who are on Peel's top 10 of most performed Peel Sessions, right up there with the Wedding Present, Ivor Cutler and the Fall. We start with the beginnings of punk when Robert started with the Prefects, the transformation into the Nightingales in 1980, up to the first breakup in 1986, and continuing when the Nightingales returned in 2004 to the present day, and still going strong. They just released a new documentary film, Well Done, Underdog, produced by comedian Stuart Lee, and has been getting great reviews and positive fan reactions. Includes sound clips from Robert Lloyd and the current lineup along with a few ex-Nightingales. Join guest DJ Moe! Staiano playing three hours of the Prefects and the Nightingales, which the latter band was described by John Robb as the misfits' misfits.

The Fabulous George Foothill - rebroadcast

Wednesday Mayhem 26 7:20AM
Hosted By Ann Arbor
The KFJC Pandemic Players will rebroadcast The Fabulous George Foothill, based on a classic radio sitcom, rewritten for the KFJC Pandemic Players by Robert Emmett.

David Lindley: String Theory part 1

Wednesday Mayhem 26 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Lucky Jae
From his teen years playing banjo at Disneyland and LA folk clubs and hootenannys, to his foray into So-Cal Psychedelia with his electro-acoustic band Kaleidoscope, to world-music roots-rock with his band El Rayo-X, to his ethno-music treks to the far corners of the globe, super string-man David Lindley has forged his reputation as a talented and unique multi-instrumentalist. His work as a studio musician ranges from backing for Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Ben Harper, Dolly Parton, Warren Zevon, Ry Cooder, Emmylou Harris and dozens more. You may not realize it, but you have undoubtedly heard him play. He seared the well-known Pedal Steel guitar solo on Jackson Browne's, Running on Empty into the nation's consciousness, as well as crafting the haunting violin intro to the Youngbloods' Darkness, Darkness. Come explore with us the 50+ year journey.

David Lindley: String Theory part 2

Thursday Mayhem 27 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Lucky Jae
From his teen years playing banjo at Disneyland and LA folk clubs and hootenannys, to his foray into So-Cal Psychedelia with his electro-acoustic band Kaleidoscope, to world-music roots-rock with his band El Rayo-X, to his ethno-music treks to the far corners of the globe, super string-man David Lindley has forged his reputation as a talented and unique multi-instrumentalist. His work as a studio musician ranges from backing for Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Ben Harper, Dolly Parton, Warren Zevon, Ry Cooder, Emmylou Harris and dozens more. You may not realize it, but you have undoubtedly heard him play. He seared the well-known Pedal Steel guitar solo on Jackson Browne's, Running on Empty into the nation's consciousness, as well as crafting the haunting violin intro to the Youngbloods' Darkness, Darkness. Come explore with us the 50+ year journey.

J Dilla XL

Friday Mayhem 28 7PM-10PM
Hosted By Puplaif
Three hours of J Dilla XL, immortally alive and thriving in 2021. Take a journey through time and space as we tune our ears to the sounds of this legendary artist and producer. Enter the interconnected web of Dilla produced tracks, tributes, mixes, and more. Instrumentals are the heartbeat of the special. Fast forward, rewind. We'll also hear biographical tidbits and snippets from interviews and documentaries. Collaborators, friends, and family share memories of Dilla. A celebration of life and legacy through music and memory.

Apollo Records Part 3

Friday Mayhem 28 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Goodwrench
In the 90s, Belgium's R&S Records was arguably the largest and most influential electronic music label on the planet. Their ambient sublabel, Apollo Records, released a slew of stunning records before the label folded (temporarily) in 2000. R&S relaunched in 2006, and the Apollo ambient sublabel sprang to life as well. Part 1 of the special will examine Apollo's pre-2000 output Parts 2 & 3 will look at Apollo post-revival.

Amon Duul II

Saturday Mayhem 29 12PM-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street
Emerging from the radical West German commune scene of the late 1960s, Amon Duul II is one of the pioneers of the West German Krautrock scene. Their 1970 album Yeti was described by British magazine The Wire as one of the cornerstones of the Krautrock movement.

Forbidden Sonority II

Saturday Mayhem 29 3PM-6PM
Hosted By Teachers Aids
Redux of Baphomet black metal noise allegiance on nascent local cassette label. Interview with label founder.

A Tribute to Vaughn Benjamin and the Virgin Islands Part 3

Monday Mayhem 31 2AM-6AM
Hosted By Klaudhopper
Vaughn Benjamin was only 50 years young when he died unexpectedly on November 4th 2019. He was an inspired musician, lyricist, visionary and a phenomenal vocalist. The expanse of his intellect and fervent desire to live purposefully drove the passion with which he approached his works. Performing worldwide Vaughn Benjamin created more than 68 albums, performed on numerous dub plates and collaborated with a myriad of artists. The music of Akae Beka and Midnite is deeply rooted in faith and consciousness. Vaughn Benjamin may be one of the most important and most prolific artists in reggae music history. His subject matter ranged from topics including; politics, social commentary, economics, spirituality, agriculture, the honoring of women, sacred geometry and his faith of Rastafari.

Songs About Drinking, Part 1

Monday Mayhem 31 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Sally Goodin
I was blown away with how many songs about alcohol there are in our country music library. (I previewed about a thousand songs.) So this is a 2-part special. There are funny songs - 'Liquor To Like Her', and sad ones - 'Tears Will Be the Chaser For Your Wine'. Join me for a reminder of why people drink, or don't.

An Old West Afternoon

Monday Mayhem 31 2PM-6PM
Hosted By DJB
Howdy partners, it's that time of year again and this old trail hand is lookin' to bring you block of songs from the old west. Cousin Mary brought you cowboys songs last year, and there will be a heapin' handful of that again along with some other tunes that will capture the feel of the old west. Sit back and relax under the shade of your favorite tree, pour a cold tall one, spark up a cigarillo of you're favorite leaf and forget about all your troubles.

Fred Hopkins - Jazz Avant-Bassist

Friday June 4 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Goodwrench
Fred Hopkins was a busy and influential jazz bassist most noted for his work with the trio Air along with Henry Threadgill and Steve McCall. He also worked with a variety of other artists, including Muhal Richard Abrams, Hamiet Bluiett, Kahil El Zabar, David Murray, Oliver Lake, Don Pullen, and many others. This special will look at the many facets of his career, and as a result, a wide cross-section of mind-bending jazz.

The Sula Bassana and Sulatron Records Mind Warp Pt. 1

Saturday Junehem 5 Noon-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street and Slartibartfast
German artist Dave Schmidt has been releasing music for thirty years with different musical line ups and styles. Performing under the name Sula Bassana, he has amassed an impressive musical catalog and launched his independent label Sulatron Records. Dave's musical projects have included Electric Moon, Zone Six and Interkosmos. In addition to his own projects, Dave promotes independent European artists in a wide range of musical styles including Psychedelic, Krautrock, Progressive, Electronic and Experimental. We will have an interview with Dave and a live (or pre-recorded live set) from Dave in Germany. This will be a two-part special with the first special focusing on Dave and Sula Bassana. The second part of the special will focus more on Dave's related projects and record label.

Songs About Drinking, Part 2

Monday June 7 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Sally Goodin
I was blown away with how many songs about alcohol there are in our country music library. (I previewed about a thousand songs.) So this is a 2-part special. There are funny songs - 'Liquor To Like Her', and sad ones - 'Tears Will Be the Chaser For Your Wine'. Join me for a reminder of why people drink, or don't.

The Musical Life of Laurence Miller

Wednesday June 9 6AM-10AM
Hosted By Ann Arbor
Laurence Bond Miller, one of Ann Arbor, Michigan's Miller Brothers (Roger and his twin Ben being the others) has created a lifetime's worth of music in bands which include: Sproton Layer, M3, Destroy All Monsters and many others. Ann Arbor's interview with Miller will offer the back stories to the music and will highlight the various projects he has been involved in.

The Sula Bassana and Sulatron Records Mind Warp Pt. 2

Saturday Junehem 12 Noon-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street and Slartibartfast
Picking up where we left off on Mayhem 8th we will focus on Dave Schmidt's projects outside of Sula Bassana. Electric Moon, Zone 6 and Interkosmos are just some of bands Dave has been involved with over the years. On his label Sulatron Records Dave promotes independent European artists in a wide range of musical styles including Psychedelic, Krautrock, Progressive, Electronic and Experimental. Join us for fun, good music and surprises.

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