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Short descriptions of Mayhem Specials

M Is For Mayday

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

Wednesday Mayhem 1 10AM-2PM
M Is For Mayday: Hosted by Joe Ed. It's all about the 13th letter. Artists and titles that begin with M.

Doing it to Death (start)

Thursday, Mayhem 2 10:00pm — 11:00pm

Doing it to Death

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

Friday Mayhem 3 begins Thursday 10PM to Friday 10PM
Doing it to Death: Hosted by Spliff Skankin', Danny Detroit, John Hell, Ricky Vincent, Soul Patrol Coll, Kevin O'Dante and more. The annual birthday tribute to James Brown.

Resource Connection

Friday, Mayhem 3 10:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 4 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 3 10PM-2AM
Resource Connection: Hosted by Goodwrench. A focus on the work of four UK artists who played a role in the outsider techno label General Production Recordings.

An Audience With The Don

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

Monday Mayhem 6 6AM-10AM
An Audience With The Don: Hosted by Roland Blunt. Don Caballero pioneered what became known as Math Rock with their release of 5 highly influential albums. Treat your ears to a 4-hour onslaught of asymmetrical time signatures, complex rhythmic structures, dissonant chords and angular melodies.

Traditional Themes in Bluegrass

Monday, Mayhem 6 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 6 10AM-2PM
Traditional Themes in Bluegrass: Hosted by Sally Goodin. Bluegrass songs are often about the hardships of rural life.

I Am Not a Number: The Music of The Prisoner

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

Monday Mayhem 6 2PM-7PM
I Am Not a Number: The Music of The Prisoner: hosted by Sir Cumference. In October of 1967 the television series The Prisoner changed the face of television with its puzzling plots and mysterious music.

Australian Punkers- '73-'85

Monday, Mayhem 6 10:00pm — Tuesday, Mayhem 7 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 6 10PM-2AM
Australian Punkers- '73-'85: Hosted by Greta Clue. A brief history of Australian punk, post punk, and art rock. Everyone talks about the American and British scenes, but who is down to go down under? I'm game.

Bad Legal Habits

Tuesday, Mayhem 7 12:00pm — 4:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 7 12PM-4PM
Bad Legal Habits: 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.

The Broken Heart Of Man: Part 1: Black Sun

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

Tuesday Mayhem 7 10PM-2AM
The Broken Heart Of Man: Your Guide To David Tibet and Current 93, part 1: Black Sun: Hosted by Tommy Katkins.

Movies on the Radio

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

Wednesday Mayhem 8 10AM-2PM
Movies on the Radio: Hosted by Joe Ed. It was not unusual for a hit movie to be adapted for radio, often with the original cast.

Children's Songs of All Ages

Wednesday, Mayhem 8 7:00pm — 9:00pm   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 8 7PM-9PM
Children's Songs of All Ages: Hosted by Jersey Girl. Listen to sweet, silly songs of yesteryear and be amazed (and sometimes frightened) at what you can find now.

Stih Tsetaerg of the 60's, 70's and 80's

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

Wednesday Mayhem 8 9PM-10PM
Stih Tsetaerg of the 60's, 70's and 80's: Hosted by Jersey Girl. Put your car in reverse and listen to the greatest hits of the 60's, 70's, and 80's, backwards (or sdrawkcab as the case may be).

8 on 8

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

Wednesday Mayhem 8 10PM-2AM
8 on 8: Hosted by Dominic Trix. 4 straight hours of 8 track tapes.

Top of the Morning--A Cup of Irish Coffee

Thursday, Mayhem 9 7:00am — 10:00am   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 9 7AM-10AM
Top of the Morning--A Cup of Irish Coffee: Hosted by Pax Humana. A search through KFJC's International Library to unearth musical jewels either about, from, or distantly related to the Emerald Isle.

Ascension Day

Thursday, Mayhem 9 1:00pm — 7:00pm   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 9 1PM-7PM
Ascension Day: Hosted by Max Level. John Coltrane's landmark 1965 release "Ascension" was a controversial recording, the culmination of Coltrane's search for spirituality expressed in the chaotic black free jazz vocabulary of the turbulent 1960s.

The Scientology Remix Project

Thursday, Mayhem 9 10:00pm — Friday, Mayhem 10 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 9 10PM-2AM
The Scientology Remix Project : Hosted by Mr. Pumpkinhead and Phineas Narco. Mr. Pumpkinhead is back along with Phineas Narco. Join them, as they deconstruct Scientology in this psychedelic 4-hour live, and lively, collage mix.

Sound Machine of Limitless Capacity

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

Friday Mayhem 10 2PM-6PM
Sound Machine of Limitless Capacity: Hosted by abacus finch. For 4 hours we will explore Zeena Parkins career through music, interviews and a live performance in KFJC's Pit.

One-Stop Shopping: Store-Based Electronic Music Labels, Pt. 1

Friday, Mayhem 10 10:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 11 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 10 10PM-2AM
One-Stop Shopping: Store-Based Electronic Music Labels, Pt. 1: hosted by Goodwrench. This special will showcase music from several store-based labels, including Kompakt, Worm Interface, Solid Grooves/Solid Trax, among others.

Monday Beatdown Tribute

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

Saturday Mayhem 11 12PM-3PM
Monday Beatdown Tribute: Hosted by Japanic. Dedicating some air time to the late Ken Hamilton and his super dope rap show which aired on KFJC during the late 90's.

Surf Music Combo Swell

Saturday, Mayhem 11 6:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 11 6PM-10PM
Surf Music Combo Swell: Hosted by Cousin Mary. Join Cousin Mary for a combo swell when the Wave of the West meets the wave of surf music. Kick out with a live performance from .

Hank Williams and his Music

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

Monday Mayhem 13 10AM-2PM
Hank Williams and his Music: Hosted by Sally Goodin. Music by one of the most important country artists of all time and by others performing his songs.

The 2013 Eurovision Song Mayhem Special

Monday, Mayhem 13 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 13 2PM-6PM
The 2013 Eurovision Song Mayhem Special: hosted by Sir Cumference. A presentation of the 39 entries to this year's Eurovision Song Contest being held in Sweden.

Eeyore's Electronic Corner

Monday, Mayhem 13 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 13 7PM-10PM
Eeyore's Electronic Corner: Hosted by Pete Dixon, Earl Grey and Joe Shlabotnic. KFJC staff member Alan Turnbaugh, a.k.a. Eeyore, tragically passed away over 5 years ago but left a record collection with many gems, including a fine selection of electronic music.

Dangerhouse Records- Live Fast, Die Broke

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

Monday Mayhem 13 10PM-2AM
Dangerhouse Records- Live Fast, Die Broke: Hosted by Greta Clue. Dangerhouse records was a short lived, but super important LA punk label. Greta Clue gives Black Randy, The Bags, The Eyes, The Alleycats, and many more some sonic luv.

Mississippi Mud Jam

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

Tuesday Mayhem 14 10AM-2PM
Mississippi Mud Jam: Hosted by Lucy Rose and Micky Slim. Showcasing the works of Mississippi Records specializing in reissues and limited pressings of old school blues, gospel, folk, country, obscure international and even a bit of lo-fi garage and punk.

Straight Up and Down 17 West

Tuesday, Mayhem 14 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 14 2PM-6PM
Straight Up and Down 17 West: Hosted by abacus finch. In 6 short years before his untimely death, Eric Dolphy made a lasting impression on the world of jazz dismantling the wall separating the mainstream from freer forms.

The Broken Heart Of Man: Part 2: Bloody Moon

Tuesday, Mayhem 14 10:00pm — Wednesday, Mayhem 15 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 14 10PM-2AM
The Broken Heart Of Man: Your Guide To David Tibet and Current 93, part 2: Bloody Moon: Hosted by Tommy Katkins.

Bukowski Mayhem

Wednesday, Mayhem 15 2:00am — 6:00am   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 15 2AM-6AM
Bukowski Mayhem: Hosted by Will Dennison and Mike Ryko. 4 hours of poetry and prose from everyone's favorite dirty old man, Charles Bukowski. Readings by hosts Will Dennison and Mike Ryko along with some archival recordings of the dog himself.

Ladies First

Thursday, Mayhem 16 10:00pm — Friday, Mayhem 17 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 16 10PM-2AM
Ladies First: Hosted by Dianthus. From the streets to your ears, we will take you through the boundary-breaking history of these unique female artists who express themselves with lyrical skill and feminine will.

Malditos Live Mic

Friday, Mayhem 17 8:00pm — 11:00pm   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 17 at 8:PM
Oakland-based perform their dark zone desert psychedelia live in the KFJC pit...intertwining the scenes/seances. Hosted by Maybelline.

One-Stop Shopping: Store-Based Electronic Music Labels, Pt. 2

Friday, Mayhem 17 10:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 18 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 17 10PM-2AM
One-Stop Shopping: Store-Based Electronic Music Labels, Pt. 2: hosted by Goodwrench. This special will showcase music from several store-based labels, including Kompakt, Worm Interface, Solid Grooves/Solid Trax, among others.

Battle of the Surf Bands

Saturday, Mayhem 18 1:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 18 1-5PM @ , Pacifica
Cousin Mary hosts the KFJC Battle of the Surf Bands. Live audio broadcast and video webcast. $10 admission to benefit KFJC.

Marie's The Name

Saturday, Mayhem 18 5:00pm — Monday, Mayhem 13 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 18 5PM-6PM
Marie's The Name: Hosted by Max Level. Songs about girls named Marie. Why? Well, why not?

Isn't it Wonderful?

Sunday, Mayhem 19 12:00am — 3:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 19 Midnight-3AM
Isn't it Wonderful?: Hosted by Dianthus. Tales from the musical adventures of the great self-taught musician Stevie Wonder.

Praying to the Aliens

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

Sunday Mayhem 19 12PM-3PM
Praying to the Aliens: Hosted by SAL9000. Since 1979, Gary Numan, the English synth pop singer, has been widely known for his thick robotic sound with song lyrics about depression and alienation.

Ratskin Records

Sunday, Mayhem 19 10:00pm — Monday, Mayhem 20 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 19 10PM-2AM
Ratskin Records: Hosted by Surfer Rosa. Showcasing the weird and warped sounds of the experimental, Oakland based record label.

Women in Country Music

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

Monday Mayhem 20 10AM-2PM
Women in Country Music: hosted by Sally Goodin. An informal survey of women singers in country music, from the 1940s through the 1990s.

The 78 Survey

Monday, Mayhem 20 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 20 2PM-6PM
The 78 Survey: hosted by Sir Cumference. Sir Cumference digs through a dusty box of 78 rpm records for a randomly arranged mix of high-bandwidth audio recordings from yesteryear!

Tales of the 8-second Orchestra: The Mellotron Special, part 10

Monday, Mayhem 20 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 20 7PM-10PM
Tales of the 8-second Orchestra: The Mellotron Special, part 10: Hosted by Pete Dixon, Earl Grey and Joe Shlabotnic. KFJC's Mellotronic researchers have unearthed yet more examples of music featuring this unusual keyboard instrument.

Ladies Of Easy Virtue

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

Monday Mayhem 20 10PM-2AM
Ladies Of Easy Virtue: Hosted by Greta Clue. This ones for the ladies.. of the night. A sonic celebration of hookers, prostitutes, and the oldest profession.

Fonal-phile Fantasies

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

Tuesday Mayhem 21 2PM-6PM
Fonal-phile Fantasies: Hosted by abacus finch. Four hour flight through the fantastical freak fairyland of Finnish label Fonal Records.

Dark was the Night: The Gospel of Blind Willie Johnson

Tuesday, Mayhem 21 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 21 7PM-10PM
Dark was the Night: The Gospel of Blind Willie Johnson: Hosted by Art Crimes. We'll hear a wide variety of interpretations from Johnson's catalog of visionary gospel, as well as the original Columbia recordings.

A Night and Day of the Sun (start)

Tuesday, Mayhem 21 10:00pm — 11:00pm

A Night and Day of the Sun

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

Wednesday Mayhem 22
A Night and Day of the Sun: Hosted by Spliff Skankin' and others. The annual birthday tribute to Sun Ra.

The Lighthouse Search

Thursday, Mayhem 23 7:00am — 8:00am   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 23 7AM-8AM
The Lighthouse Search: Hosted by Pax Humana. An exploration of how lighthouses have influenced music at KFJC. Searching for the Holy Grail of music by examining tracks that have lighthouses as their inspiration.

Punk Rock High - Reform School Girl Version

Friday, Mayhem 24 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 24 7PM-10PM
Punk Rock High - Reform School Girl Version: Hosted by Maybelline and Reject Girl. 3 hours of bad ass punk rock!

David Moufang - the Best Electronic Producer You Never Heard

Friday, Mayhem 24 10:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 25 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 24 10PM-2AM
Moufang - the Best Electronic Producer You Never Heard: hosted by Goodwrench. David Moufang has over 20 years of work under his belt, including the Source label, collaborations with Jonah Sharp and Pete Namlook (R.I.P.), and other projects.

The Mini Detest-A-Thon

Saturday, Mayhem 25 2:00am — 4:00am   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 25 2AM-4AM
The Mini Detest-A-Thon: a survey of the musical obsession with loathing: Hosted by Naysayer. Listen in as Naysayer explores some of the best, worst, oddest and most surprising things that make folks want to sing "I Hate...."

The Taiga Region

Saturday, Mayhem 25 3:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 25 3PM-6PM
The Taiga Region: Hosted by Max Level. A look at Minnesota's Taiga Records, home of high quality, artfully packaged vinyl releases in limited editions.

Son of Powerpearls!

Saturday, Mayhem 25 9:00pm — Sunday, Mayhem 26 12:00am   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 25 9PM-Midnight
Son of Powerpearls!: Hosted by Zero Gravity. Part one was last year...this year it's part two of Zero Gravity's excavation of the best and rarest of the golden age of Power Pop worldwide, 1978-1982!

Day of the Dead

Sunday, Mayhem 26 12:00am — Monday, Mayhem 27 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 26 Midnight to Monday 2AM
Day of the Dead: Hosted by Goodwrench and others. They're dead, that's all.

Day of the Dead (end)

Monday, Mayhem 27 2:00am — 3:00am

Skafunkrastapunks: The Life & Times of Skankin' Pickle

Monday, Mayhem 27 6:00am — 10:00am   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 27 6AM-10AM
Skafunkrastapunks: The Life & Times of Skankin' Pickle : Hosted by Roland Blunt. A sonic celebration of Skankin' Pickle.

George Jones - The Greatest Country Voice of All Time

Monday, Mayhem 27 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 27 10AM-2PM
George Jones - The Greatest Country Voice of All Time: Hosted by Sally Goodin. George Jones is considered by many to be the best country singer, ever.

Stand By for Action

Monday, Mayhem 27 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 27 2PM-6PM
Stand By for Action: hosted by Sir Cumference and Sci-Fi Bob Eckman. An auditory tour through the music of Barry Gray.

The Stomp Box: History of Sound

Monday, Mayhem 27 6:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 27 6PM-10PM
The Stomp Box: History of Sound: Hosted by Andy Cadaver and Paul Trombetta. 45 years of effects pedal madness squeezed into 4 hours, from Hendrix to Nels Cline: fuzz, chorus, vibrato, delay - learn the secrets tricks of how some of your favorite songs where made.

Operation Rudiment

Tuesday, Mayhem 28 2:00am — 6:56am   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 28 2AM-6AM
Operation Rudiment: Hosted by Roland Blunt. Celebrating the work of two influential bands that were born out of the East Bay/924 Gilman Street punk scene, Operation Ivy (1987-1989) and Los Rudiments (1990-1996).

Such A Queen: A Tribute to Queen and Freddie Mercury

Tuesday, Mayhem 28 6:00am — 10:00am   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 28 6AM-10AM
Such A Queen: A Tribute to Queen and Freddie Mercury: Hosted by Cadillac Margarita. Who doesn't love (A) Queen? They have inspired many musicians over the years with their theatrical glam rock, and front man Freddie Mercury was one of the greatest stage performers and rock vocalists ever!

Eyegoo for Aagoo

Tuesday, Mayhem 28 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 28 2PM-6PM
Eyegoo for Aagoo: Hosted by abacus finch. Aagoo Records, a label out of New Jersey, seeks to link music from around the globe through the common connective tissue of creativity and originality.

Name That Game

Tuesday, Mayhem 28 6:00pm — 7:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 28 6PM-7PM
Name That Game: Hosted by HackersMuse. HackersMuse hosts musical Mayhem games, bringing you an eclectic selection of songs from, and inspired by, video games. Put your 1337 gamer knowledge to the test and call in to Name That Game for fabulous loot!

M Is For Mystery, D is for Dick

Wednesday, Mayhem 29 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 29 10AM-2PM
M is For Mystery, D is For Dick: Hosted by Joe Ed. From Sam Spade to Candy Matson, from Nero Wolfe to the peerless Pat Novak, this is all about your favorite Dick for Hire.

Firebunker

Thursday, Mayhem 30 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Thursday Mayhem 30 2PM-6PM
Firebunker: Hosted by Nancy Pagan. Nancy Pagan descends down the spiral stair and the circle of eternal return, to hear the voices of the damned and the possessed in defiance of the dominant paradigm.

Chance Meeting at the Rock 'n' Roll Station

Friday, Mayhem 31 6:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 31 6-10:PM
Abacus Finch, Roland Blunt, and Nozmo King will attempt to wade into the shallow end of the , attempting to make sense of it all.

Source Records Roundup

Friday, Mayhem 31 10:00pm — Saturday, June 1 2:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 31 10PM-2AM
Source Records Roundup: hosted by Goodwrench. Source Records launched in 1992 in Heidelberg, Germany and continued until 2006. Tune in for a tour of a rather well-stoked musical menagerie...

Hamiet Bluiett - Baritone Sax

Friday, June 14 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Friday June 14 10AM-2PM
Hamiet Bluiett - Baritone Sax: hosted by Goodwrench. Hamiet Bluiett is one of the finest practitioners of the baritone sax in this (and the last) century. This special will be a brief introduction to over 50 years of stellar jazz.

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