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John Prine
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Short descriptions of Mayhem Specials

Word Jazz and Then Some: A Tribute to Ken Nordine (part 1)

Wednesday, Mayhem 1 6:00am — 10:08am   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 1 6AM-10AM
Hosted By Ann Arbor and Bryan Chandler
Ken Nordine died in February of this year at the age of 98. It is only fitting that we pay tribute to the work of our fellow radio broadcaster, voice over artist, and performer. Part 1 of 2 Both Part 1 and Part 2 will include interviews and material about Nordine that has never been aired before.

Doing It To Death

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

Thursday Mayhem 2 at 10PM - Sat May 4 at 2 am
Spliff Skankin, JC Clone, Danny Detroit, John Hell, and other KFJC Soul Patrol Enthusiasts

KFJC's annual birthday tribute to the Godfather of Soul. A round the clock 28 hour celebration of all things James Brown: his music, movies, tours, bands, dancing, and style. Log on to KFJC.org for the dance contest, fashion show, and hairstyle competition.

Neurosis -Times Of Grace 20th Anniversary

Saturday, Mayhem 4 2:00am — 7:00am   ·   Full details...

Mayhem 4 2AM-6AM
Hosted By Atavist

We pay tribute to the release of "Times of Grace" on Mayhem 4, 1999, by the pioneering East Bay project Neurosis. The album marks the beginning of a long and highly successful collaboration with producer Steve Albini, and launched the sound that the band is now best known for.

Delerium Records: The Last Daze of the Underground

Saturday, Mayhem 4 12:00pm — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 4 12PM-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street
Exploring the output of psychedelic music-focused record label Delerium Records (1991-2003).

PNWeird

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

Saturday Mayhem 4 at 3-6PM
Hosted by Abacus Finch

Abacus Finch hosts Northwest weirdos fhtagn and Tarsier Eyes excavating the sick sad world of Cascadian noise experimental audio oddities. Live mics and other surprises.

What If You Knew Her?: The Kent State Massacre - 49th Anniversary

Saturday, Mayhem 4 6:00pm — 9:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 4 6PM-9PM
Hosted By Mitch LeMay and Buddy Love
Tune in to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the Kent State massacre, featuring music reflecting the time, as well as contextual archived audio.

Alcatraz Occupation 1970

Sunday, Mayhem 5 5:30am — 6:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 5 5:30 AM- 6AM
Hosted By Abacus Finch

From November, 1969 to June, 1971, a group called Indians of All Tribes, Inc., occupied Alcatraz Island. This group, made up of Indigenous people, relocated to the Bay Area, to protest against the United States government's policies that took aboriginal land away from American Indians and aimed to destroy their cultures. The Alcatraz occupation is recognized today as one of the most important events in contemporary Native American history. In 1970 Phil Pflager of KFJC documented and aired the voices and ambitions of those champions of native rights and culture so that we can reexperience their vision today.

The Delia Derbyshire Birthday Party

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

Sunday Mayhem 5 Noon- 3 PM
Hosted By Sir Cumference

Celebrating the 82nd birthday of the British electronic music pioneer. Three hours of solid Delia, from her TV and radio work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, library music, film sounds, and and even pop music.

Caedmon: A Fourth Dimension for the Printed Page

Sunday, Mayhem 5 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 5 at 7-10PM
Hosted by Mickey Slim
An all vinyl journey into the record label that pioneered spoken word audio. Hear from the likes of Dylan Thomas, Pablo Neruda, e.e. cummings, Kurt Vonnegut, and many more.

Women Singer Songwriters in Country Music, Part 1

Monday, Mayhem 6 10:00am — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday May 6 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Sally Goodin

This is country music from the feminine perspective. Part 1 of 2.

The Interconnectedness of All Things Music

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

Monday Mayhem 6 at 6-7PM
Hosted by Earl Grey and Ron Lung

We present an interview with the founder and CEO of Discogs. Discogs was launched in November 2000 by programmer, DJ, and music fan Kevin Lewandowski, originally as a database of electronic music. We'll talk to Kevin about the birth of the idea, how it was set up and how it's developed over the years.

Balkan Arts 101

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

Tuesday Mayhem 7 6PM-7PM
Balkan Arts 101
Hosted by Sal 9000
Balkan Arts 101 explores the traditional folk dance music released on the Balkan Arts label recorded in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Romania.

KFJC at 60: Hades Ham Journal

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

Tuesday Mayhem 7 at 7-10PM
Hosted by Cynthia Lombard and Nora Maki

During KFJC's 60th anniversary year, we are flashing back to programming from the past, including the surreal radio serial "Hades Ham Journal" from the 1990s. Writer and producer Nora Maki joins Cynthia Lombard to reminisce about the show, air a selection of vintage episodes, and perhaps share a new installment.

Loaded With Dynamite

Tuesday, Mayhem 7 10:00pm — Wednesday, Mayhem 8 3:00am   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 7 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Ras Babo

Soul Jazz Records has issued a series of early reggae and rock steady, a seven album series titled 100% Dynamite through 700% Dynamite. We will explore all seven of these multi-record sets as we take a tour of Jamaica during the 1970s. A four-hour all-vinyl mixdown of great tacks from this series.

Word Jazz and Then Some: A Tribute to Ken Nordine (part 2)

Wednesday, Mayhem 8 6:00am — 11:00am   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 8 6AM-10AM
Hosted By Ann Arbor and Bryan Chandler

Ken Nordine died in February of this year at the age of 98. It is only fitting that we pay tribute to the work of our fellow radio broadcaster, voice over artist, and performer. Part 2 of 2 Both Part 1 and Part 2 will include interviews and material about Nordine that has never been aired before.

Agnostos Theos: The God Unknown Records Special

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

Wednesday Mayhem 8 at 10AM-2PM
Hosted by Earl Grey and Guests

God Unknown Records is a small European-based label established in 2013 and specializing in "the best heavy and far out sounds around," with a definite leaning towards neo-psych from all over the world. Label founder Jason Stoll and artist Sam Wiehl join to guide us through God Unknown's unique, limited edition, subscription-only "Singles Club" series that wraps up this year.

High Holy Hours of the Smoke Covenant

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

Wednesday Mayhem 8 2PM-6PM
Hosted By Monotone Heroine

Four hours of metal influenced by the sweet leaf. Playing only the finest stoner metal, this special will make use of all those sticky sweet, slow tracks that grind your soul while you light up. Follow the smoke to the riff filled land while you drop out of life with bong in hand.

Women in Opera

Thursday, Mayhem 9 2:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Thorsday Mayhem 9 2-4 PM
Hosted By Billie Joe Tolliver

Inspired by Florence Foster Jenkins' passion for singing opera, this special will highlight vocalists who are pleasing to the ear and demonstrate the best of the art form. Celebrating women in opera, we will feature Maria Callas, Montserrat Cabaille, Anna Moffo, Beverly Sills, and Joan Sutherland among others.

Musik Aus Strom

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

Friday Mayhem 10 at 10PM -
Hosted by Goodwrench

Musik Aus Strom was an electronic label formed by Michael Fakesch of Funkstorung, mining the eclectic side of electronic music.

Black Bombaim

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

Saturday Mayhem 11 12PM-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street

Black Bombaim are a fuzzed out stoner psychedelic/space rock band from Barcelos, Portugal. They are one of those well-kept secrets that the rest of the world just seems to be catching on to. Put on your tin foil hats, adjust the antenna and tune in.

Cowboy Songs

Saturday, Mayhem 11 6:00pm — 8:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 11 6PM-8PM
Hosted By Cousin Mary

Songs by and about cowboys or the guys who played them in the movies.

Foray into Funk

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

Sunday Mayhem 12 12AM-3AM
Foray Into Funk
Hosted by Kimbrosia
An exploration of the genre of funk music, starting with its historical roots as a reaction to the establishment; on to a wide sampling of different types of funk varieties; and ending with a look at both the current and local funk music scenes.

John Prine

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

Monday Mayhem 13 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Sally Goodin

Exploring the work of country folk singer songwriter John Prine. He released his first album in 1971; his 24th album came out in 2018. His songs tell stories - they are often humorous, with social commentary.

The Percussion Pit

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

Monday Mayhem 13 2PM-6PM
The Percussion Pit
Hosted By Max Level

Unscripted percussion adventures. Live sets by percussion artists in the KFJC Pit, collaborations, improvisations, relevant recordings, conversations with the artists, and who knows what else will develop. We will enjoy a visit by internationally-acclaimed percussion master Tatsuya Nakatani.

A Tribute to Phil Durr

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

Monday Mayhem 13 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Les Payne

Detroit guitarist Phil Durr died suddenly in January at the tender age of 53. Self taught, brilliantly skilled, and much loved, Durr was a prolific contributor to the Detroit music scene, lending his ace-in-the-pocket axe to high energy roots-rock, funky soul garage, psychedelic art-rock, 3rd wave krautrock, and beyond. Bands featured in this special will include Big Chief, Five Horse Johnson, Luder, Giant Brain, and more. This show will rock.

Ladies on 78s

Tuesday, Mayhem 14 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 14 7PM-10PM
Hosted By Cynthia Lombard

Cynthia Lombard is joined by record collector Pete Gowdy (AKA DJ Chas Gaudi) for an exploration of 78rpm records featuring female artists. Production of 78rpm records trailed off by the late 1950s, so this special will focus on material that predates 1960, across a range of genres, including R&B, post-war blues, early rock 'n roll, country, bebop, and early jazz.

Kaleidoscope of Colored Vinyl 2019

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

Tuesday Mayhem 14 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Ras Babo and Mickey Slim

Babo and Slim join forces in their annual tradition to explore the variety of colored vinyl in the KFJC library. Watch the platters spin via the live cam and enjoy the rainbow of color and sound.

Transformational Covers

Wednesday, Mayhem 15 6:00am — 11:00am   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 15 6-10AM
Hosted by Ann Arbor and TxC

Cover songs are new performances of a previously recorded, commercially released song by someone other than the original artist or composer. Some cover songs take the original song to a new and more wonderful place. Some are more popular and well-known than the original song. Others give the song new meaning, or more depth. These are the songs that we will showcase. Join us for 4 hours of cover songs that transform their originals.

Everywhere At The End Of Time

Wednesday, Mayhem 15 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Wednesday Mayhem 15 at 7-10PM
Hosted by Lexi Glass

A special focusing on electronic music artist James Kirby's work as The Caretaker. Each album represents a stage in the progression of early onset dementia, and together, the works are a sonic portrait of The Caretaker's experience of the disease as it advances.

KFJC at 60: Understanding Libido with Ronnie Libido

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

Thursday Mayhem 16 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Hemroid The Leader

In his neat and steady hand, Ronnie Libido reviewed many early CDs in KFJC's International library, short one- or two- sentence affairs in ballpoint pen. We'll talk with Ronnie to find out how the station was, how he related to the music, about the cranky equipment and even crankier characters from the KFJC of Yore.

It's Sublime - Part 1

Friday, Mayhem 17 10:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 18 3:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 17 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Goodwrench

Sublime was formed in 1994 by DJ Yama, featuring the cream of Japanese electronic producers, plus a couple of ringers from the USA. Part two showcases the output of the label after 2000.

The Web of King Crimson

Saturday, Mayhem 18 2:00am — 6:00am   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 18 2AM-6AM
The Web of King Crimson
Hosted By Atavist
Members of prog-rock standard bearers King Crimson have collaborated with a wide range of influential musicians over the years. For four hours we'll listen to this web and trace the connections across many projects.

Trad Gras Och Stenar

Saturday, Mayhem 18 12:00pm — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 18 12PM-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street

Exploring the work of Trad Gras Och Stenar ("Trees, Grass and Stones"), a Swedish rock band formed in 1969 from previous incarnations Parson Sound, International Harvester and Harvester. The group was one of the premier acts of the Swedish prog scene. Their sound has been described as a raw psych rock jam. The band encourages their audiences to improvise and collaborate. In 2017 they headlined the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.

Black Horizons - Side A

Saturday, Mayhem 18 3:00pm — 6:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 18 at 3-6PM
Hosted by Teachers AIDS

Ritual noise, ambient and metal cassette label Black Horizons' owner James Livingston returns to masticate KFJC's annual rite of Mayhem with his forbidden cache of lost hopes, dreams and desires. Live performance by ASOMC.

Battle of the Surf Bands #8

Saturday, Mayhem 18 6:00pm — 10:54pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 18 at 6-10PM
Hosted by Cousin Mary

Join us at The Art Boutiki (44 Race Street, San Jose, CA) for a reverb filled evening with short sets from a variety of fine surf bands including Frankie & the Pool Boys, Reverbivores, Reefriders, Young Barons, Aloha Screwdriver, Gillbillies, GnarlyMen, Del Novas, Pyronauts, New Shockwaves, Drifting Sand, Uncle Sea Monster, and Meshugga Beach Party!

WU-hem: A Wu-Tang Mayhem Special, Volume 3

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

Sunday Mayhem 19 Midnight- 3 :00 AM
Hosted By Herb Rockwell

The third and final installment of the Wu-Hem Mayhem specials. To showcase the many styes of the Wu-Tang Clan and its affiliates. Play group projects and Wu-member solo albums alongside releases from Wu-Sub groups and friends. Showcase tracks by artist who have collaborated, been inspired by, or inspired the Wu-Tang Clan.

Women of Jah's Music

Sunday, Mayhem 19 3:00pm — 7:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 19 3PM-7PM
Women of Jah's Music
Hosted by Kimbrosia
Reggae music has long been dominated by men, yet from it's very beginnings women have played a pivotal role. This special looks at the women of reggae music, ranging all over from big names to the virtually unknown, hitting many favorites along the way. Special attention will be paid to the empowering effect of reggae music to uplift and transform lives, highlighting Cherine Anderson and her rise from poverty to international stardom and humanitarian works, all through reggae.

Jet Cassette Radio

Sunday, Mayhem 19 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 19 at 7-10PM
Hosted by Mickey Slim

A non-in-depth journey into KFJCs cassette library.

Women Singer Songwriters in Country Music, Part 2

Monday, Mayhem 20 10:00am — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 20 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Sally Goodin

This is country music from the feminine perspective. Part 2 of 2

Planet Bass

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

Monday Mayhem 20 2PM-6PM
Planet Bass
Hosted By Max Level
Contrabass = Upright bass = Double bass. Can you imagine what an ensemble of a DOZEN of them would sound like Thanks to Musical Director Lisa Mezzacappa, who has put together just such an ensemble especially for this occasion, we are going to find out. Tune in and hear (and see) what happens when 12 accomplished bassists get together to play compositions and improvisations. Expect massive overtones and rampant musical creativity. It is all about the low notes.

Crawl live in the pit

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

Monday Mayhem 20 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Teachers AIDS

Crawl performs live in the pit. Bones, drums and bass enigma Crawl return to the pit to drag you back into your cell for another lesson in futile escape from this tortured existence for four hours of doom in the cave of evil. Hosted by Teachers AIDS

Women's Works

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

Tuesday Mayhem 21 2PM-6PM
Women's Works
Hosted By Cousin Mary
Female composers of classical music are relatively few in number but are well worth searching out. Tune in to hear women's works for voice, chamber ensembles, and orchestras.

KFJC at 60: Bad TV Theatre

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

Tuesday Mayhem 21 at 7-10PM
Hosted by Cynthia Lombard and J.C. Clone

During KFJC's 60th anniversary year, we are flashing back to programming from the past, including the radio drama/70s TV show mashup "Bad Television Playhouse Theatre" from the early 1990s. Writer and producer J.C. Clone joins Cynthia Lombard to share the back story of this KFJC classic. An original performance will also be rebroadcast.

A Night and Day of the Sun

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...

Tuesday Mayhem 21 at 10PM - Thurs Mayhem 23 at 2:00 am
Hosted by Spliff Skankin, Morris Minor, Dada Diogenes, and other KFJC Jazz Collectivists

Celebrating Sun Ra's 105th birthday with a 28 hour round the clock party of experimental music, psychedelic poetry, cosmic philosophy, and Afro- futuristic space jamming.

Slartibartfast International Psychedelic Experience

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

Thursday Mayhem 23 at 10 AM-2PM
Hosted by Slartibartfast

A global excursion of psychedelic music.

Songs about Jesus

Friday, Mayhem 24 2:00am — 6:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday May 24 at 2AM to 6AM
Hosted by Buddy Love
The KFJC Library has 669 songs with titles mentioning Jesus, spanning all libraries and genres. Come along on an early morning odyssey and explore this complex music relationship.

It's Sublime - Part 2

Friday, Mayhem 24 10:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 25 3:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 24 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Goodwrench

Sublime was formed in 1994 by DJ Yama, featuring the cream of Japanese electronic producers, plus a couple of ringers from the USA. Part two showcases the output of the label after 2000.

Attention Deficit Rock: Hooks, Lines, and Stinkers

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

Saturday Mayhem 25 9AM-12PM
Attention Deficit Rock: Hooks, Lines, and Stinkers
Hosted By Robert Emmett

Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers Part Deux

Saturday, Mayhem 25 12:00pm — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 25 12PM-3PM
Electric Psychedelic Sitar Headswirlers Part Deux
Hosted By Carson Street

Black Horizons - Side B

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

Saturday Mayhem 25 at 3-6PM
Hosted by Teachers AIDS

Black Horizons label owner James Livingston continues our doomed voyage beyond self delusion and all-consuming rancor that circles back to its original sublimation of existence. Oakland's Silence in the Snow will darken the pit to celebrate the band's new record release.

Park Rangers of Lake Cocytus

Saturday, Mayhem 25 6:00pm — Sunday, Mayhem 26 12:00am   ·   Full details...

Saturday Mayhem 25 6PM-12AM
Hosted By Teachers AIDS and Monotone Heroine

The soundtracks to the scary, horror, and thriller genres help build the tension of scenes and make the ultimate harrowing reveal more impactful. We'll be worshipping the satanic tracks and spooky sounds that take horror movies to the next level, from the classic films to the avant garde. Live phone interview with Michelle Osis and David Arcus, soundtrack composers of the independent horror film Knuckleball, which featured Michael Ironside and was shown at Cinequest 2018.

To Turn the Stone - a Donna Summer Soul Patrol Retrospective

Sunday, Mayhem 26 12:00am — 3:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 26 Midnight - 3AM
Hosted By Buddy Love

The show would take the audience from her early works, like a few of her hippie songs when she sang in the German version "Hair" - she was fluent in German, through the disco days, and finally to her post disco period. Will cover some of the hits, but want to drill down to some of her lesser- known works, and also include a few interviews in the mix.

Uncle Sam and the Swastika

Sunday, Mayhem 26 11:00am — 7:00pm   ·   Full details...

Sunday Mayhem 26 11AM-7PM
Uncle Sam and the Swastika
Hosted By Dave Emory
This marathon program will examine in detail how globalization and the international cartel system fostered the development of fascism, the driving force behind World War II.

Golden Warriors

Monday, Mayhem 27 10:00am — 7:00pm   ·   Full details...

Monday Mayhem 27 10AM-7PM
Golden Warriors
Hosted By Dave Emory
This marathon program will examine in detail how globalization and the international cartel system fostered the development of fascism - the driving force behind World War II.

A Spoonful of Dixon: The Music and Legacy of Willie Dixon

Tuesday, Mayhem 28 10:00am — 2:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 28 at 10AM - 2PM
Hosted by Lucky Jae and Jack Tar

An overview of the man and his music as well as offshoots of Willie Dixon. This will highlight artists who have taken Willie Dixon songs into new directions, from British Blues to Punk; Cream to Captain Beefheart, to Hindu Love Gods.

KFJC at 60: Interview with Alumna DJ Leah Lubin

Tuesday, Mayhem 28 6:00pm — 7:08pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 28 6PM-7PM
KFJC at 60: Interview with Alumna DJ Leah Lubin, AKA Leah Angel / Leah Raim
Hosted By Jersey Girl
An interview with former KFJC host (1982-1985) Leah Lubin, who was KFJC's Public Affairs Director. This special is part of KFJC's 60th Birthday celebration.

Microwave Windows and Blood of Chhinnamastika: Live and Dangerous

Tuesday, Mayhem 28 7:00pm — 10:00pm   ·   Full details...

Tuesday Mayhem 28 at 7-10PM
Hosted by Lord Gravestench

Microwave Windows (est. 1995) and Blood of Chhinnamastika (spurted 2018 from the stump of Botched Facelift) are two of the Bay Area's most uncompromising purveyors of harsh electronic noise. They descend upon KFJC for an evening of Mayhemic mutilations and militant madness. Solo and collab live mic sets, interview, guest DJ picks and more. Toasted by Lord Gravestench.

Skulltime for Kids

Wednesday, Mayhem 29 6:00am — 10:00am   ·   Full details...

Wednesday May 29 at 6-10AM
Hosted by Cap'n Jack

Skulltime for Kids returns for some Mayhem fun. Special will include vintage show revisits and more heavy bizarre.

KFJC at 60: Diamonds are Forever - Revisiting Jack Diamond's House of Games

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

Wednesday Mayhem 29 at 2 PM- 6PM
Hosted by Lucky Jae and Jack Tar

Pulling from the vast collection left to KFJC by the late KFJC DJ Jack Diamond, your hosts touch up quintessential selections and memories.

Grace Jones

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

Thorsday Mayhem 30 2PM- 4PM
Hosted By Billie Joe Tolliver

To celebrate the Jamaican-American Queer Icon Queen of Everything's birth month we will explore the musical aspect of her art. Jones was a groundbreaking artist in many mediums as a model, actress, visual, and performance among others. Tune in to enjoy the audio work of Taurus Goddess Grace Beverly Jones.

Nessa Records and the Art Ensemble

Friday, Mayhem 31 10:00am — 3:00pm   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 31 10AM-2PM
Hosted by Goodwrench

Nessa Records was formed in 1967 by Chuck Nessa and was instrumental in documenting the early years of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. This special focuses on early Nessa releases featuring the embryonic Art Ensemble.

Fall In A Hole (of Live Fall)

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

Friday Mayhem 31 7PM- 10PM
Hosted By Dominic Trix and Brian Turner

The Fall in its 40 year existence were an ever-evolving, unpredictable unit under the direction of the late, iconoclastic Mark Edward Smith. This special in particular focuses on rare live recordings through several 70s-90s eras of the band, a formative time where key players anchored the sound and shared its legacy alongside Smith's unmatched, obtuse lyrical approach. Guest Brian Turner (who also penned notes for 7 of Superior Viaduct's LP reissue campaign of the band) plays some live sounds, and visits excerpts of interviews he conducted with crucial ex-members Marc Riley, Steve Hanley, and Brix Smith Start.

Nonesuch Records and the Electronic Conection

Friday, Mayhem 31 10:00pm — Saturday, June 1 3:00am   ·   Full details...

Friday Mayhem 31 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Goodwrench

Nonesuch Records was formed in 1964 as a budget classic label, but found itself championing electronic music in the late Sixties, going as far as to commission important works by composers like Morton Subotnick. This special will examine early work from electronic composers like Subotnick, George Crumb, Charles Dodge, and others on the Nonesuch label.

Day of Dub

Sunday, June 2 12:00am — Tuesday, June 4 1:00am   ·   Full details...

Sunday June 2-3 Midnight-Midnight or more
Hosted By Ras Babo, Spliff Skankin, and the Dub Enthusiasts of KFJC

24 hours (or more) of all shades of Dub music. Originally expressed as the B-side on Jamaican seven-inch singles, the Version or Dub has taken on a life of its own. No longer in the shadow of the vocal or A-side, producers and DJs have made the dub version an art form unto itself. Tune in as we set off on a version excursion and play dub-wise selection without objection.

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