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Short descriptions of Mayhem Specials

Kaleidoscope Part 1

Sunday, Mayhem 1 12:00pm — Tuesday, Mayhem 3 9:57am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 1 from noon to 4:P
"Dive Into Yesterday" - the Kaleidoscope Special, Part 1
Hosted by: Pete Dixon and Earl Grey
England's Kaleidoscope had their ups and downs in the late sixties, but never really achieved the success or recognition they deserved at the time. Part 1 starts in 1963 with the R & B flavoured sounds of earlier band incarnations and follows their development into the psychedelic pop/rock of Kaleidoscope in 1967-68.

Live from Gilman St

Monday, Mayhem 2 10:00pm — Tuesday, Mayhem 3 1:00am   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 2 from 10:P to 12:30A
Live from 924 Gilman Street
Hosted by Groundswell
Tragedy from Oregon, from Finland, and Cut-Throat from Oregon all recorded live on April 1st, 2005 at in Berkeley and rebroadcast here for your listening amazement.

Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests

Wednesday, Mayhem 4 6:00am — 10:00am   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 4 sometime from 6:A to 10:A
Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests
Hosted by: Ann Arbor
The first guest in the series will be who will clue us about his latest projects

Day Before International Tuba Day Special Number 5

Thursday, Mayhem 5 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 5 from 10:A to 2:P
Day Before International Tuba Day Special #5
Hosted by Dave Richoux
Celebrating everything Tuba, the annual "Day Before Special" will explore music from old fashion Oompah to Techno-Tuba performed on Sousaphones, Helicons, Tubas, Baritones, Euphoniums, Ophicleides, Alto Horns, Serpents and other members of the Tuba Family.

The Bill Direen Special

Thursday, Mayhem 5 10:00pm — Friday, Mayhem 6 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 5 from 10:P to 2:A
The Bill Direen Special
Hosted by Justin Outlier
Underrated genius songwriter from New Zealand, It is time to give the Kiwi his due.

Soundbyte Hell

Saturday, Mayhem 7 12:00pm — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 7 from noon to 3:P
Soundbyte Hell - The Ad Nauseam Self-Test Special
Hosted by: Austin Space
Join Austin Space as he tip-toes through countless endless infinities of what has been said with two lips or more on radio, TV, and screen. Challenge yourself, sit back and recall. Velcro yourself to your chair its going to be a rough three hour ride.

Kaleidoscope Special Part 2

Sunday, Mayhem 8 11:00am — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 8 from 11:A to 3:P
Dive Into Yesterday" - the Kaleidoscope Special, Part 2
Hosted by: Pete Dixon and Earl Grey
England's Kaleidoscope had their ups and downs in the late sixties, but never really achieved the success or recognition they deserved at the time. Part 2 continues the story through 1968, as the psychedelic pop/rock of Kaleidoscope slowly developed into the more progressive sounds of Fairfield Parlour at the end of the sixties, and concludes in 1971 when they decided to call it a day. The interviews will be interspersed with plenty of music from Kaleidoscope and Fairfield Parlour albums, as well as film soundtrack material, several BBC radio sessions, and some more recent solo material.

The Devil May Care

Monday, Mayhem 9 10:00pm — Tuesday, Mayhem 10 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 9 from 10:P to 2:A
The Devil May Care
Hosted by Guy Montag
A guide through an aural extravaganza, attempting to breach the ensuing perennial battle of extremes. Can good prevail over evil? Or, will evil reign supreme? The Devil May Care

Riddims of Jamaica pt 1

Tuesday, Mayhem 10 3:00pm — 5:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 10 from 3:PM to 5:PM
Riddims of Jamaica Part 1
Hosted by Mr. Lucky
A selection of the most versioned and influential riddims of reggae, from the days of Studio One to the emergence of the digital dancehall era and beyond. This session is dedicated to the "Classic" era of reggae, where we'll be checking out the tunes that were the foundation of the original Jamaican Sounsystems.

Pop Mute Party

Tuesday, Mayhem 10 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 10 from 7:P to 10:P
Pop Mute Party:
Backing Tracks from the Sixties

Hosted by: Art Crimes
Who needs singers, anyway? The backing tracks created by such sixties hitmakers as the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Burt Bacharach, Phil Spector and others are full of surprises when you hear them without the vocals. Plus: rehearsals, outtakes, and session bloopers!

Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests

Wednesday, Mayhem 11 6:00am — 10:00am   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 11 sometime from 6:A to 10:A
Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests
Hosted by: Ann Arbor
Each Wednesday morning during Mayhem join Ann Arbor as she hosts at least 1 special guest who will join her either by phone or in person to share something that they are doing.

Strangeness Attracts

Wednesday, Mayhem 11 10:00pm — Thursday, Mayhem 12 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 11 from 10:P to 2:A
Strangeness Attracts
Hosted by Terry Tyke
An overview of the Portland, Oregon based label, , whose mission is to flood the musical world with Strangeness. There?ll be lots of this strange music featured, along with interviews with label founder, Chris, and with some of the artists featured on the label. Also, some items from the catalog will be given away throughout the special, so mark your calendar for a very Strange night !

Beth Custer Speaks Clarinet

Thursday, Mayhem 12 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 12 from 7:P to 10:P
Beth Custer Speaks Clarinet
Hosted by: Shawn Dupree
Join Shawn Dupree as she talks with San Francisco based composer and performer , whose varied career jumped-started with Club Foot Orchestra, a group best known for producing soundtracks to silent films. Other projects include teaming up with didgeridoo player to form the world/ambient ensemble Trance Mission, and currently she's leading the Latin-jazz-funk inspired Beth Custer Ensemble.

Angus MacLise

Thursday, Mayhem 12 10:00pm — Friday, Mayhem 13 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 12 from 10:P to 2:A
The Angus MacLise Special
Hosted by Justin Outlier
Poet, percussionist, calligrapher, mystic, shaman and visionary musical GOD. A purist of soul and music, MacLise never compromised and his recordings prove it.

Mellotron Special

Friday, Mayhem 13 8:00pm — 11:59pm   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 13 from 8:P to midnight
"Tales of the 8-second Orchestra, Part 4" - the Mellotron Special
Hosted by Earl Grey, Pete Dixon and Joe Schlabotnik
Fourth year of our long-running introspective of the Mellotron.

Plug & Play: Plug Research Revealed

Saturday, Mayhem 14 12:00pm — 4:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 14 from 12:P to 4:P
PLUG & PLAY: Revealed
Hosted by Trinity
Plug Research churns out music ranging from dub to electronic to hip hop and more. Their roster includes Ammoncontact, Nobody, Mia Doi Todd, Calamalka, Dntel, John Tejada, Thomas Fehlmann, Daedelus and more. Come explore the wonders of Plug Research through music, interviews, and giveaways. Special live performance with Daedelus and Montag!

Aquarius In tUMULt

Sunday, Mayhem 15 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 15 from 2:P to 6:P
In tUMULt
Hosted by: Terry Tyke and Andee and Allan from Aquarius Record store
A look at the beginnings and development of this haven for the musically lost and wayward souls, whose music may never be heard were it not for outlets like Aquarius ? case in point, the music on the tUMULt label, run by Aquarius co-commander, Andee.

Big Noise from Nigeria

Sunday, Mayhem 15 6:00pm — 11:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 15 from 6:P to midnight
Big Noise from Nigeria
Hosted by: Art Crimes & Rocky Rococo
An overview of the development of Afrobeat, starting at Ground Zero: Nigeria. We?ll trace a path from Nigeria?s traditional drum and vocal music, to highlife, juju, and other styles, including Fela?s introduction of Afrobeat. And we?ll hear some modern practitioners of these styles, from both Africa and beyond.

Silber Records Special

Tuesday, Mayhem 17 6:00pm — Wednesday, Mayhem 18 12:00am   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 17 from 6:PM to midnight
From The Bedroom To Your Ears
Hosted by Max Level
Spotlight on the label and its family of artists from around the world - including Small Life Form, Rollerball, Aarktica, Clang Quartet, Tara Vanflower and Kobi just to name a few. Expect plenty of drone, love, honesty, sound, interviews, and giveaway goodies.

Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests

Wednesday, Mayhem 18 6:00am — 10:00am   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 18 sometime from 6:A to 10:A
Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests
Hosted by: Ann Arbor
Each Wednesday morning during Mayhem join Ann Arbor as she hosts at least 1 special guest who will join her either by phone or in person to share something that they are doing.

Brass Insanity

Thursday, Mayhem 19 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 19 from 10:A to 2P
Brass Insanity
Hosted by Dave Richoux
Seemingly inspired equally by Sousa, Sun Ra, Zappa, and Spike Jones - BrassWind musicians from all over the world have been creating a lot of strange new sounds - mixing ancient traditions (Klezmer, Vaudeville, Balkan, etc.) with modern jazz and rock. This special will focus on groups like Flat Earth Society, Willem Breuker Kollektief and many others.

Actuel Jazz

Thursday, Mayhem 19 10:00pm — Friday, Mayhem 20 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 19 from from 10:P to 2:A
Actuel Jazz Label
Hosted by Justin Outlier
What Blue Note is to popular jazz, Actuel is to free jazz. Four hours is not enough time to appropriately highlight all of the BYG/Actuel library but we'll make due with what time we have - tune in and free you assssss!

Mellotron Special part II

Friday, Mayhem 20 8:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 21 12:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 20 from 8:P to midnight
Tales Of The Eight Second Orchestra - Part 4.2
Hosted by Earl Grey, Pete Dixon and Joe Schlabotnik
The many mysteries and moods of the Mellotron. Some say madness. We say mighty nice.

Transmissions From The Turin Spacelab

Saturday, Mayhem 21 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday, Mayhem 21 from 2:P to 6:P
Transmissions From The Turin Spacelab
Hosted by: Terry Tyke
A look at the space research and experimentation being conducted by the brothers Roberto and Maurizio Opalio, as we hopefully resolve conundrum of why they insist on stating, ??, via interviews with the brothers, various co-conspirators and the music created in the Spacelab, and maybe one or 2 surprises.

24 Hours of Sun RA

Sunday, Mayhem 22 12:00am — 11:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 22 from midnite to midnite
24 Hours of Sun RA
Hosted by: Spliff Skankin, Nancy Reagan, Hawkeye Joe, Dave Richoux and others
All things Sun RA including live performance, live recording, interviews, rare recordings, unreleased music

Burnt Ramen Retrospective

Monday, Mayhem 23 8:00pm — Tuesday, Mayhem 24 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 23 from 8:P to 2:A
The Ramen Days: A Burnt Ramen Retrospective
Hosted by Guy Montag
Regale Burnt Ramen's inspirational history with John the Baker and Myk Ramen. Fixate as JTB & Myk perform live in KFJC's pit with their respective bands, Instant Asshole and Ill Gotten Gainz! Observe unreleased live recordings from the extensive Burnt Ramen Archives! Utter mayhem that breeds the unexpected! Not to be missed!

Riddims of Jamaica - pt 2

Tuesday, Mayhem 24 3:00pm — 5:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 24 from 3:PM to 5:PM
Riddims of Jamaica - part 2
Hosted by Mr. Lucky
A selection of the most versioned and influential riddims of reggae, from the days of Studio One to the emergence of the digital dancehall era and beyond. Part 2 is dedicated to the begining of the digital era starting with the Sleng-Teng riddim, as well as some new, contemporary riddims popular in the dance today.

Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests

Wednesday, Mayhem 25 6:00am — 10:00am   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 25 from 7:A to 9:A
Hot Damn - it's Haiku Slam!
Hosted by: Ann Arbor
How much can you say in 17 syllables?
Make it fun or sad, be it truthful or fiction, it's all !

KFJC Classics

Friday, Mayhem 27 7:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 28 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 27 from 7:P to 2:A
KFJC Classics
Hosted by: Goodwrench and Hawkeye Joe
Tucked away in the KFJC archives are tons of exhilarating, goofy, irritating, and sometimes frightening tunes, many of which had anthemic status when first unleashed on the unsuspecting airwaves, but were forgotten and buried in the library afterwards. We intend to dig up some of these moldy treasures again and expose them to the light, an exercise rather like kicking over a rotten log to see what sort of creature scuttles out.

Homestead and Wolfe

Saturday, Mayhem 28 5:00pm — 9:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 28 from 5:P to 9:P
The Homestead and Wolfe Special
Hosted by Mitch LeMay
Join original HOMESTEAD & WOLFE members Brian Gundy, JoAnne Avery and Ted Larson, with special guest Karl Ikola, in live performance and interview with Mitch LeMay in a Mayhem Special celebrating The Gold Star Tapes 1973-75 release, and the life and times of HOMESTEAD & WOLFE

Day of Dub

Sunday, Mayhem 29 12:00am — 11:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 29 from midnite to midnite
The 6th Annual Day of Dub
Another year, and another Day of Dub. 24 hours of psychedelic, instrumental, super-groovin? x-ray music. From the classic riddims of yesterday to the spaced out explorations bubblin? into the future. Featuring Spliff Skankin at 4PM. Check the for schedule, downloads, and links.

Les is the Most. A Les Baxter retrospective.

Monday, Mayhem 30 12:00pm — 4:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 30 from noon to 4:P
Les is the Most
Hosted by Mitch LeMay and Gallium Arsenide
A retrospective featuring the music of , the leading figure in the history of exotica.

Mellotron redux

Monday, Mayhem 30 7:00pm — 11:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 30 from 7:P to midnight
"Tales of the 8-second Orchestra, The Final Fling" - the Mellotron Special.
Hosted by Earl Grey, Pete Dixon and Joe Schlabotnik
One last chance to play the "spot the Mellotron" game! Two earlier specials this Mayhem just haven't been enough to accommodate the mass of material that we continue to discover that features the Marvelous Mighty Mellotron. As before, expect some progressive sounds, but also expect plenty of big surprises - hear this curious but versatile keyboard instrument cropping up in the unlikeliest of places!

Folk Song Roots with Shirley Collins

Tuesday, Mayhem 31 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 31 from 7:P to 10:P
Folk Song Roots with
Hosted by Art Crimes
Shirley Collins has studied and sung English and all her life. Recently Art Crimes talked with Shirley about English folk songs and their journey ?Over the Water? to America. We?ll hear English and American versions of a few of those songs, including some of Shirley?s own performances and a few newly recorded versions as well.

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