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Give Me All the Bacon & Eggs You Have

Tuesday, Mayhem 1 8:00am — 10:00am   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 1 8:AM to 10:AM
Give Me All the Bacon & Eggs You Have: hosted by Cadillac Margarita.
A simple homage to the most basic of breakfast foods.

Legal Counsel

Tuesday, Mayhem 1 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 1 2:PM to 6:PM
Legal Counsel: hosted by abacus finch.
To commemorate the legacy and significance of Labor Day we'll explore the history of radical politics.

Touch and Go

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

Tuesday Mayhem 1 10:PM to 2:AM
Touch and Go: hosted by Surfer Rosa.
An exploration of the massive amalgamation of artists signed onto the Touch and Go record label.

Pleasures of the Damned

Wednesday, Mayhem 2 2:00am — 6:00am   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 2 2:AM to 6:AM
Pleasures of the Damned: hosted by Will Dennison and Mike Ryko.
4 hours of poetry and prose from everyone's favorite dirty old man, Charles Bukowski.

Doing it to Death

Wednesday, Mayhem 2 10:00pm — Friday, Mayhem 4 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Wed, Mayhem 2 10PM - 2AM Fri., 5/4
Doing it to Death: Hosted by Spliff Skankin' and others. 28-hour birthday tribute to James Brown and his music. Live recordings, rare tracks, artist interviews and profiles.

Doing it to Death continued

Thursday, Mayhem 3 12:00am — Friday, Mayhem 4 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Zeuhl Assault

Friday, Mayhem 4 6:00am — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 4 6:AM to 2:PM
Zeuhl Assault: hosted by Laethaka. Eight hours of extreme prog music.

Planetary Sounds from Cleveland-The Music of Dan Curtin Part 1

Friday, Mayhem 4 10:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 5 3:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 4 10:PM to 2:AM
Planetary Sounds from Cleveland-The Music of Dan Curtin Part 1: Hosted by Goodwrench. Chronicling the musical output of electronic producer Dan Curtin.

Embrace the Vague

Saturday, Mayhem 5 12:00pm — 4:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 5 Noon to 3:PM
Embrace the Vague: hosted by Max Level. A three hour super-ultra-mega-mix of sounds released on the enigmatic Dolor Del Estamago label.

King's Eye on the Elvi

Saturday, Mayhem 5 3:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 5 3:PM to 6:PM
King's Eye on the Elvi: Hosted by Curtis Kimby. Curled Lips, Swingin' Hips & Trips into Disgraceland... Uh, huh... Huh?

Michael Davis

Saturday, Mayhem 5 8:00pm — Sunday, Mayhem 6 1:00am   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 5 8:PM to Midnight
Michael Davis: Hosted by Nancy Reagan. The career of Michael Davis from the MC5 and Destroy All Monsters is explored.

Return to the HOUSE OF GAMES, Part 1

Sunday, Mayhem 6 9:00am — 12:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 6 9:AM to 12:PM
Return to the HOUSE OF GAMES, Part 1: In honor of the late KFJC DJ . Hear selections from the new Jack Diamond library and excerpts from his radio show.

Fiesta Patronales

Sunday, Mayhem 6 12:00pm — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 6 12:PM to 3:PM
Fiesta Patronales: Hosted by eveningly infinitely wipes.Understanding the Local, National, Religious, Cultural, and Historical Significance of La Virgen de Guadalupe.

The Worldly Psych

Sunday, Mayhem 6 10:00pm — Monday, Mayhem 7 1:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 6 10:PM to 12:AM
The Worldly Psych: hosted by Surfer Rosa. Indulging in garage-punk and psychedelia of the 60s and 70s from all around the world.

George Jones

Monday, Mayhem 7 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 7 10:AM to 2:PM
George Jones: Hosted by Sally Goodin. Four hours of George Jones, the greatest voice ever to sing country music.

Mum's the word

Monday, Mayhem 7 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 7 2:PM to 6:PM
Mum's the word: hosted by Ms.Tiza. Will Sprott, of the Mumlers, joins Ms.Tiza to perform a live set and spin a few of his own records on Groove Therapy.

Pow! Magazine Anthology, Part 3

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

Monday Mayhem 7 7:PM to 10:PM
Pow! Magazine Anthology, Part 3: Hosted by Dennis Gonzales & Pete Dixon. Pow! Magazine was a 1980s 'zine covering the college radio and indie music scene of San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland, California.

Sick Sick Sick - Noise from the High Desert

Monday, Mayhem 7 10:00pm — Tuesday, Mayhem 8 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 7 10:PM to 2:AM
Sick Sick Sick - Noise from the High Desert: Hosted by Muad'Dib and Number 6. Exploring the releases of the Sick Sick Sick label and the history of Albuquerque noise.

Love Earth Music

Tuesday, Mayhem 8 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 8 2:PM to 6:PM
Love Earth Music: hosted by abacus finch. Mind-bending sonic deterioration compliments of grit and grime noise label Love Earth Music.

Brother from Another Planet: The Johnny Otis Story

Tuesday, Mayhem 8 6:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 8 6:PM to 10:PM
Brother from Another Planet: the Johnny Otis Story: Hosted by Art Crimes and John Goldfarb. Johnny Otis (1921-2012) defined much of the character of black rhythm and blues in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Mike Kelley

Tuesday, Mayhem 8 10:00pm — Wednesday, Mayhem 9 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 8 10:PM to 2:AM
Mike Kelley: Hosted by Nancy Reagan. Mike Kelley was a founding member of Destroy All Monsters and The Poetics. We will look at his musical contributions.

Empty Pleasures and Desperate Measures

Wednesday, Mayhem 9 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 9 7:PM to 10:PM
Empty Pleasures and Desperate Measures: hosted by Dianthus.
A tribute to San Francisco artist Frank Kozik and Man's Ruin Records.

Musical Innovations

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

Thursday Mayhem 10 6:AM to 10:AM
Musical Innovations: An exploration of the Innova/American Composers label: hosted by Pax Humana. Selections from among the Innova/American Composers label.

Special Edition of the Jazz Collective with Guest Patty Waters

Friday, Mayhem 11 10:00am — 3:36pm   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 11 10:AM to 2:PM
Special Edition of the Jazz Collective: Hosted by Cynthia Lombard and Patty Waters. Jazz legend will join KFJC DJ Cynthia Lombard as a guest DJ on a special edition of KFJC's jazz program.

Planetary Sounds from Cleveland-The Music of Dan Curtin Part 2

Friday, Mayhem 11 10:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 12 3:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 11 10:PM to 2:AM
Planetary Sounds from Cleveland-The Music of Dan Curtin Part 2: Hosted by Goodwrench. Chronicling the musical output of electronic producer Dan Curtin.

Bay Area masters of the "lap piano"

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

Saturday Mayhem 12 12:PM to 3:PM
Bay Area masters of the "lap piano": hosted by Page of Wands. Long before the electronic age when not every home could afford a piano, many COULD afford a guitar, which was sometimes called "the lap piano." Hear local masters play jazz on theirs.

Don't Just Dream It, Scream It!: The Dion McGregor Special

Saturday, Mayhem 12 3:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 12 3:PM to 6:PM
Don't Just Dream It, Scream It!: The Dion McGregor Special: Hosted by Curtis Kimby. Pop over to Dion McGregor's pad for a hysterically deranged dip into dreamland.

Sax on the Beach

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

Saturday Mayhem 12 7:PM to 9:PM
Sax on the Beach: Hosted by Cousin Mary. In the 1960s the saxophone shared the limelight with the guitar in surf music. We'll take a trip back and explore how the sax continues to ride the waves of Reverb.

Return to the HOUSE OF GAMES, Part 2

Sunday, Mayhem 13 9:00am — 12:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 13 9:AM to 12:PM
Return to the HOUSE OF GAMES, Part 2: In honor of the late KFJC DJ , playing selections from the new Jack Diamond library and excerpts from his radio show.

Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death

Sunday, Mayhem 13 12:00pm — 7:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 13 12:PM to 7:PM
Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death: Hosted by Nancy Reagan and others. Playing the best of the Firesign Theater albums and excerpts from the radio show.

Arithmetic Lessons

Sunday, Mayhem 13 10:00pm — Monday, Mayhem 14 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 13 10:PM to 2:AM
Arithmetic Lessons: hosted by Surfer Rosa and abacus finch.
4 hours of mathematical inconsistencies, rhythmic assymetries, and structural unpredictability.

The Monday Beatdown

Monday, Mayhem 14 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 14 10:AM to 2:PM
The Monday Beatdown: Hosted by Japanic. Recreating an episode of the legendary hip-hop radio show (ca. '95-00), which was hosted by Spiderman.

Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death

Monday, Mayhem 14 6:00pm — Tuesday, Mayhem 15 1:00am   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 14 6:PM to Midnight
Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death: Hosted by Nancy Reagan and others. Playing the best of the Firesign Theater albums and excerpts from the radio show.

Summertime time time

Tuesday, Mayhem 15 8:00am — 10:00am   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 15 8:AM to 10:AM
Summertime time time: hosted by Surfer Rosa. Two hours of songs about the summertime to help you ease into summer and bathe in the sunshine.

Back and Forth

Tuesday, Mayhem 15 12:00pm — 4:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 15 12:PM to 4:PM
Back and Forth: hosted by Mickey Slim and abacus finch. An amalgamation of Slim's blues and Abacus' sounds into a cut-and-paste four hour long segment.

You Talkin' to Me? Spoken Interludes in American Popular Music

Tuesday, Mayhem 15 6:00pm — 8:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 15 6:PM to 8:PM
You Talkin' to Me? Spoken Interludes in American Popular Music: Hosted by Art Crimes. We'll hear some of the saddest (and jaw-droppingly ridiculous) recitations ever, sampling from a smorgasbord of genres.

CHRIS JOSS: Bombay By Bus and All After

Wednesday, Mayhem 16 8:00am — 11:00am   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 16 8:AM to 10:AM
CHRIS JOSS: Bombay By Bus and All After: Hosted by Ann Arbor. U.K.-based Chris Joss has had his work featured in movies, movie trailers, commercials, media software, games and compilation albums.

Jewelled Antler Collective

Wednesday, Mayhem 16 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 16 2:PM to 6:PM
Jewelled Antler Collective: hosted by Abacus Finch. An immersion into the earthly tones emanating from artists associated with the mythological Jewelled Antler Collective.

Futurist Music and the First 100 Years of Noise

Thursday, Mayhem 17 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 17 7:PM to 10:PM
Futurist Music and the First 100 Years of Noise: Hosted by Pete Dixon and Anoush Ella. With his uniquely engineered noise-makers, Painter Luigi Russolo brought the sound of noise into composition and performance. This special will trace his influence on noise today.

Time for more Vitamin B-3

Friday, Mayhem 18 10:00am — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 18 10:AM to 2:PM
Time for more Vitamin B-3: Hosted by Cousin Mary. It's time to get back to some fundamental funk nutrition, featuring the Hammond B-3.

From the Ashes-The Revival of 100% Pure Part 1

Friday, Mayhem 18 10:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 19 2:41am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 18 10:PM to 2:AM
From the Ashes-The Revival of 100% Pure Part 1: Hosted by Goodwrench. This special will look at the Dutch techno label since 2004, including releases from Shindoe, 2000 and One, DJ Madskillz, and others.

DJ Female Convict Scorpion

Saturday, Mayhem 19 12:00pm — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 19 12:PM to 3:PM
live in the pit. Hosted by Thom Ankhs

Touchy Me Here!: The Luie Luie Special

Saturday, Mayhem 19 3:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 19 3:PM to 5:PM
Touchy Me Here!: The Luie Luie Special: Hosted by Curtis Kimby. Luie Luie is the one man band providing the far out soundtrack for fun physical contact!

Music from the Bay Area Improviser's Network

Saturday, Mayhem 19 6:00pm — 9:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 19 6:PM to 9:PM
Music from the Bay Area Improviser's Network: hosted by Page of Wands. An artistic collective with a connection to the Free Jazz movement.

Return to the HOUSE OF GAMES, Part 3

Sunday, Mayhem 20 9:00am — 12:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 20 9:AM to 12:PM
Return to the House of Games, Part 3
To commemorate the late KFJC DJ , we will play selections from the new Jack Diamond library and play excerpts from his radio show.

Buried Alive Under Six feet of Sludge

Sunday, Mayhem 20 10:00pm — Monday, Mayhem 21 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 20 10:PM to 2:AM
Buried Alive Under Six feet of Sludge: hosted by Surfer Rosa. Four painful hours of the Doom and Sludge genre.

Hank Williams

Monday, Mayhem 21 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 21 10:AM to 2:PM
Hank Williams: Hosted by Sally Goodin. Hank Williams has had a major influence on country music. Join Sally for a program of his songs, sung by Hank and others.

Isolated Wax

Monday, Mayhem 21 4:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 21 4:PM to 6:PM
Isolated Wax: Hosted by Mstiza.
Mstiza draws the Isolated Wax crew out of reclusion. This local hip hop label, though young, is headed by South Bay Area heavyweights- Megabusive and Dave Dub. Tune in for interviews, new music, and more.

Space Is The Place

Tuesday, Mayhem 22 12:00am — Wednesday, Mayhem 23 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 22
Space is the Place: Hosted by Spliff Skankin' and others. 28 hour birthday tribute to Sun Ra beginning Mon, Mayhem 21 at 10pm through Wed, Mayhem 23 at 2am.

TONY ALLEN: On Beyond Fela

Wednesday, Mayhem 23 8:00am — 11:00am   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 23 8:AM to 10:AM
TONY ALLEN: On Beyond Fela: Hosted by Ann Arbor. Tony Allen is best known as the music director of Fela Kuti's band. Ann Arbor will look at his work after 1979 when he left Fela's band and went out on his own.

Get it on with MC Mabon from A_Zed!

Wednesday, Mayhem 23 2:00pm — 7:00pm   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 23 2:PM to 7:PM
Get it on with MC Mabon from A_Zed!: hosted by Shark Starr I. Highlighting the career of the 'Serge Gainsbourg' of Wales!

With Malice Aforethought, Part 2

Wednesday, Mayhem 23 7:00pm — 8:00pm   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 23 7:PM to 10:PM
With Malice Aforethought, Part 2: Hosted by Goodwrench and Greta Clue. There are covers that equal or better the original and there are covers that butcher the original, sometimes with an extra twist of knife.

Lord of the Dance

Thursday, Mayhem 24 7:00am — 8:00am   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 24 7:AM to 8:AM
Lord of the Dance: Hosted by Pax Humana. What do Sydney Carter, Shiva, Jesus, and a Quaker song have to do with "Lord of the Dance"? A mini-lesson on this hymn.

2012 Eurovision Song Mayhem Special

Thursday, Mayhem 24 10:00am — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 24 10:AM to 2:PM
2012 Eurovision Song Mayhem Special: Hosted by Sir Cumference. A presentation of the various entries to this year's Eurovision Song Contest as well as past participants.

The OTHER Boris Karlov: An Accordion Legend

Friday, Mayhem 25 6:00pm — 7:00pm   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 25 6:PM to 7:PM
The OTHER Boris Karlov: An Accordion Legend: Hosted by SAL9000 and Thee Opinataur. Folk dances, melodies, Balkanton records and rare 78s of this legendary Bulgarian accordionist.

From the Ashes-The Revival of 100% Pure Part 2

Friday, Mayhem 25 10:00pm — 3:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 25 10:PM to 2:AM
From the Ashes-The Revival of 100% Pure Part 2: Hosted by Goodwrench. Looking at the prolific output of the Dutch techno label since 2004, including releases from Shindoe, 2000 and One, & DJ Madskillz.

120'00"

Saturday, Mayhem 26 6:00pm — 9:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 26 6:PM to 8:PM
120'00": hosted by Cousin Mary.Two hours of exploration of John Cage's work.

Powerpearls!

Saturday, Mayhem 26 8:00pm — Sunday, Mayhem 27 12:00am   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 26 8:PM to 12:AM
Powerpearls!: hosted by Zero Gravity.
Back at the turn of the millennium, a mysterious series of blank-labeled LPs entitled Powerpearls started turning up in record stores. On Mayhem the 26th, Zero Gravity will be playing the best from all ten volumes of this groundbreaking series.

Day of the Dead

Sunday, Mayhem 27 12:00am — Monday, Mayhem 28 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 27 12:AM to 2:AM Monday
Day of the Dead: Hosted by Goodwrench and others. "They're Dead, that's all".

24 HOURS of FELA KUTI

Monday, Mayhem 28 2:00am — Tuesday, Mayhem 29 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 28 2:AM to 2:AM Tues.
24 HOURS of FELA KUTI: Hosted by Ann Arbor w/ DJ Bobo Z and others.

Catch the Weasel!

Tuesday, Mayhem 29 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 29 2:PM to 6:PM
Catch the Weasel!: hosted by abacus finch. Exploring Weasel Walter's massive output of musical creation and destruction.

A Face Made For Radio

Wednesday, Mayhem 30 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 30 10:AM to 2:PM
A Face Made For Radio: hosted by J. Edward Dick. Four hours of radio drama, and we're naming names.

Why I Love Welsh Music

Wednesday, Mayhem 30 2:00pm — 7:00pm   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 30 2:PM to 7:PM
Why I Love Welsh Music: hosted by Shark Starr I. Translates to Welsh Love! Playing all Welsh music from the sixties to present with emphasis on the Super Furry Animals!!!!

Tip Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me: A Tribute to Tiny Tim

Thursday, Mayhem 31 7:00am — 10:00am   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 31 7:AM to 10:AM
Tip Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me: A Tribute to Tiny Tim: Hosted by Pax Humana. Did you ever stop to consider the wide vocal range of Tiny Tim?

It's... Owl Stretching Time: The Music of Monty Python

Thursday, Mayhem 31 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 31 10:AM to 2:PM
It's... Owl Stretching Time: The Music of Monty Python's Flying Circus: Hosted by Sir Cumference.

Rova Saxophone Quartet

Friday, June 1 10:00am — Saturday, June 2 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Friday June 1 10:AM to 2:PM
Rova Saxophone Quartet: Hosted by Goodwrench. Rova Saxophone Quartet has been a nucleus of creativity since 1977. This special will untangle their prodigious output.

A Dutch Treat

Friday, June 1 10:00pm — Saturday, June 2 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday June 1 10:PM to 2:AM
A Dutch Treat: Hosted by Goodwrench. In the late 80's/early 90's Dutch electronic music producers were very quick to pick up the new house and techno sounds from America. Tune in to check out their unique spin on house and techno.

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