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Circle
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Bela Fleck
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Hot Tuna
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Short descriptions of Mayhem Specials

UK Jazz: The Next Generation

Friday Mayhem 1 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Ann Arbor and Rocky Rococo
There are exciting new developments in UK Jazz these days: a blending of musical styles from many kinds of music, new instruments, more woman musicians, resulting in a vibrance that is refreshing as well as interesting. We will introduce you to the key players and their music.

1989, The Year that Rocked!

Friday Mayhem 1 2PM-6PM
Hosted By DJB
The year was 1989, and it was a rocker of a year! Tiananmen Square in Beijing was rocked by a pro-democracy, student-led demonstration that lasted three months. Game 3 of the Battle of the Bay World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A's was rocked by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake. Communism was rocked and rolled, starting with the Soviets leaving Afghanistan, communist regimes deposed in Romania and Czechoslovakia and capping it off with the Berlin Wall being rocked to the ground. It was a helluva year and a wild end to the 80s. With all this craziness, there was also the music that rocked the year. All the heaviest, hardest hitting metal released in 1989 will be played.

Sublime Residuals

Friday Mayhem 1 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Goodwrench
Last year's 2-part special feature on Japan's Sublime Records touched on many of Japan's important electronic producers, but some slipped through the cracks. This time I aim to fix that...

Circle

Saturday Mayhem 2 12PM-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street
Circle is a Finnish experimental rock band formed in Pori in 1991. Their eclectic, ever-changing style has been associated with genres such as krautrock, heavy metal, progressive rock and ambient. On some albums they have defined themselves as the New Wave of Finnish Heavy Metal. Circle members have participated in a great number of side projects and split-offs, including stoner rock spin-off Pharaoh Overlord. Join me as we listen to Circle this week and Pharaoh Overlord next week.

Beethoven is 250!

Saturday Mayhem 2 6PM-8PM
Hosted By Cousin Mary
Part 1 of the Exploration of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven in the 250th anniversary of his birth year. Many seldom heard works with a few warhorses thrown in.

Doin It To Death - Honoring James Brown

Sunday Mayhem 3 Midnight to Midnight
Hosted By Ann Arbor and the JB Enthusiasts of KFJC
Although conditions dictate a departure from the usual marathon, Spliff Skankin will lead the charge of the JB Birthday Celebration with various other JB surprises throughout the day.

Rebroadcast - Fantastic 5/4

Monday Mayhem 4 at 2AM-6AM
KFJC rebroadcasts Droll's "Fantastic 5/4" Mayhem special, which originally aired on Mayhem 4, 2017 (see playlist). Four hours of songs featuring 5/4 time signature. 5/4 is one of the least danceable time signatures but some songs can really pull it off. Find your favorite 5/4 tune on 5/4!

Rebroadcast - Ant Zen Hymen Records Special

Monday May 4 at 6AM-10AM
KFJC rebroadcasts Roland Blunt's Fre"aking Out Severely on Ant Zen/Hymen Records" Freak Week special that originally aired on December 23, 2013 (see playlist).

Girl Punks: How the 90s Riot Grrrl Scene Launched a Revolution Pt. 1

Tuesday Mayhem 5 at 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Cynthia Lombard
Tonight we rebroadcast part one of a two part Mayhem special from 2010 (see playlist). With connections to punk rock and 'zine culture; the riot grrrl scene was spawned in the Pacific Northwest and the D.C. area in the early 1990s. Taking a DIY approach to both music and feminism, young women drew on the intensity of punk to bring girls to the forefront of their own music scene. In the special, we'll provide a bit of history about riot grrrl and hear music from the artists typically associated with the scene, including Bratmobile, Lois, Mecca Normal, Heavens to Betsy, Excuse 17, Tream Dresch, and Jenny Toomey. We'll discuss how festivals in the Pacific Northwest helped to foster the movement, including the International Pop Underground Festival and later Yo Yo a Go Go. And, we'll take a look at how the riot grrrl scene empowered girls to start their own festivals and music tours, including "Free to Fight" (shows with music and self-defense demonstrations), and Ladyfest. Tune in next week for part two.

Remembering Tony Allen

Wednesday Mayhem 6 at 6AM-10AM
Ann Arbor pays tribute to pioneering Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, who passed away on April 30.

An Old West Afternoon

Thursday Mayhem 7 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.

Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

Thursday Mayhem 7 at 7PM-10PM
KFJC rebroadcasts Cadillac Margarita's Mayhem special about Willie Nelson, "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die," which first aired on Mayhem 6, 2015 (see playlist). Doobies, braids, tax evasion, custom tour buses, unlikely collaborations, and a career that won't die. Willie Nelson can't be defined.

The Box in the Back of the Attic

Thursday Mayhem 7 at 10PM-11PM
Join Naysayer and guest DJ Andrew Crane for "The Box In the Back of the Attic." Andrew Crane is a filmmaker, musician, composer and singer involved in projects Killerwail, Drowning Pool (original) and Acorn. For the past 25+ years he has been the Membership Manager and Short Film Programmer at the American Cinematheque. Through phone conversation, he and Naysayer will talk about the changing independent music scene and the world of non-profit arts with a focus on film in this time of COVID-19. Join us for conversation and musical selections at kfjc.org and 89.7 FM.

Karl Berger

Friday Mayhem 8 10AM-2PM
Hosted By Goodwrench
Jazz pianist and vibraphonist Karl Berger has had a varied career as both a side man and band leader. Join me for a altogether too-brief romp through his extensive discography.

An Injection of Ampoule

Friday Mayhem 8 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Goodwrench
Scotland - based Ampoule Records is the home for some interesting artists in the realm of IDM and ambient electronic music. Tune in and get schooled...

Rebroadcast - Goat Special

Saturday Mayhem 9 at Noon to 3pm
KFJC rebroadcasts Carson Street's Mayhem special about the band Goat, which originally aired in Mayhem 2017 (see playlist). Sweden's enigmatic GOAT may qualify as the greatest modern pop-culture music mystery. Who are these masked musicians? Are they truly members of the Arctic community of Korpilombolo? Are their songs part of their isolated communal heritage? Goat is a Swedish alternative, experimental and PSYCHEDELIC band with music that runs up your spine and back down again. Tune in, turn on and get ready for a musical trip like no other.

Beethoven is 250!

Saturday Mayhem 9 6PM-8PM
Hosted By Cousin Mary
Part 2 of the Exploration of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven in the 250th anniversary of his birth year. Many seldom heard works with a few warhorses thrown in.

Rebroadcast - Surf Music from Canada

Saturday Mayhem 9 at 8PM-9PM
Who knew there were so many great surf bands from our neighbor to the north? Find out more when you tune in for a survey of tracks from Canadian surf bands. A rebroadcast of the Mayhem special "Surf, eh? Surf Music from Canada" from May 9, 2015 (see playlist). Cousin Mary hosts.

Algha Marghen Records Freq Week

Monday Mayhem 11 at 2AM-10AM
KFJC rebroadcasts Roland Blunt's Freak Week special about Algha Marghen Records, which originally aired on November 16, 2015 (see playlist).

Pete Dixon's Pow Magazine Anthology Pt. 3

Monday Mayhem 11 at 7PM-10PM

Hosted by Pete Dixon and Dennis Gonzales
KFJC rebroadcasts "Pow Magazine Anthology Part 3," which originally aired on Mayhem 7, 2012 (see playlist). Pow! Magazine was a 1980's amateur 'zine that covered the local college radio and indie music scene of San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland, California. Pow! Magazine, self-produced by Dennis Gonzales for three years, was distributed by record stores throughout California and the East Coast. The magazine was comprised of musicians, artists and volunteers interviewing bands, DJs and club owners. Last Mayhem featured two 4-hour shows highlighting interviews and music from the college bands of the era. The third and final installment will feature the Psychedelic Underground music of LA and beyond in the late 80's with unpublished tape interviews & reviews such as The Morlocks, The Fuzztones, The Pandoras, The Tell-Tale Hearts, Thee Forgiven and many more.

Girl Punks: How the 90s Riot Grrrl Scene Launched a Revolution, Pt. 2

Tuesday Mayhem 12 at 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Cynthia Lombard
Tonight we rebroadcast part two of a two part Mayhem special from 2010 (see playlist). This week's focus is on the descendants and influence of riot grrrl. With connections to punk rock and 'zine culture; the riot grrrl scene was spawned in the Pacific Northwest and the D.C. area in the early 1990s. Taking a DIY approach to both music and feminism, young women drew on the intensity of punk to bring girls to the forefront of their own music scene. In the special, we'll provide a bit of history about riot grrrl and hear music from the artists typically associated with the scene, including Bratmobile, Lois, Mecca Normal, Heavens to Betsy, Excuse 17, Tream Dresch, and Jenny Toomey. We'll discuss how festivals in the Pacific Northwest helped to foster the movement, including the International Pop Underground Festival and later Yo Yo a Go Go. And, we'll take a look at how the riot grrrl scene empowered girls to start their own festivals and music tours, including "Free to Fight" (shows with music and self-defense demonstrations), and Ladyfest.

Little Richard and Kraftwerk Tributes

Wednesday Mayhem 13 at 6AM-10AM
This Wednesday Ann Arbor pays tribute to Little Richard and Kraftwerk. Unable to choose between them she chose both Little Richard and Florian Schneider both of whom departed this life during the past week.

Soundtrack to the Real New York

Thursday May 14 at 2PM-6PM
KFJC rebroadcasts Ann Arbor's special, "Soundtrack to the Real New York: A Portrait of Wonderwheel Recordings," which originally aired on Mayhem 4, 2016 (see playlist). Brooklyn-based Wonderwheel Recordings captures the authentic ethnic sounds of New York's neighborhoods: Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Eastern European, Latin American, Asian and mixes them up with electronics, hip hop, reggae to create wonderfully original, danceable mixes. We'll dance through the five boroughs while listening to the best of twelve years of releases, as well as an interview with DJ Nickodemus, the globetrotting producer/remixer and founder of Wonderwheel.

Pants off Dance Off

Thursday May 14 at 7PM-10PM
KFJC rebroadcasts the special "Pants off Dance Off," hosted by Cadillac Margarita and Ms. Tiza, which originally aired on Mayhem 16, 2015 (see playlist). An eclectic mix of dirty jams that will make you drop trow and shake your money maker!!!

Jazz from the Keystone State

Friday Mayhem 15 at 10AM-2PM
Pennsylvania native Cousin Mary explores jazz music and musicians from her home state. No profound analysis of the effect of coal mines and steel mills on improvisation, just a surprising range of great sounds. Rebroadcast from a show that originally aired on Mayhem 20, 2016 (see playlist).

The Flenser: The First Decade

Friday Mayhem 15 2PM-6PM
Hosted By Atavist
This four-hour program explores KFJC's collection of releases from The Flenser, supplemented by a couple pieces from my own collection. Over the past decade, The Flenser has emerged as an eclectic home for a diverse group of artists engaged in dark sounds that defy easy categorization. The label releases records that have a common undercurrent of darkness and ethereality, while spanning genres from cold electronics to avant garde, black metal and other strange territories.

Skull Disco

Friday Mayhem 15 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Goodwrench
UK-based Skull Disco consistently mined the dark and spooky side of Dubstep, owing a lot to Bryn Jones' Muslimgauze project. Tune in for a hair-raising four hours.

International Psychedelia Pt. 2

Saturday Mayhem 16 at 2AM-6AM
Hosted by Mr. Paulsky
KFJC rebroadcasts the special, "International Psychedelia Pt. 2," which originally aired on Mayhem 12, 2015 (see playlist). We'll be taking a closer look at our International Library and the psychedelic, experimental side of things. Styles of music that will be explored include Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Afrobeat, Folk, Gypsy Jazz, Ethiojazz, Indian Classical, Latin Jazz, Gypsy, and much more. Hear wonderful sounds and great music from these different cultures and countries.

Autumn Records

Saturday Mayhem 16 12PM-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street
Underground radio pioneer Big Daddy Tom Donahue (KMPX & KSAN) founded Autumn Records in the mid-1960s. Autumn Records laid the foundation for the 1960s San Francisco rock scene before bands like the Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead and Big Brother & the Holding Company made the San Francisco Sound famous. The Great Society, The Beau Brummels, Bobby Freeman, Sly Stone, The Tikis, The Vejtables and more were all part of Autumn Records.

The Microphone Assassin

Monday Mayhem 18 at 2AM-6AM
KFJC rebroadcasts Roland Blunt's special, "The Microphone Assassin," which originally aired on January 5, 2015 (see playlist).

Return to the House of Games

Monday Mayhem 18 at 6AM to 10AM
Hosted by Nancy Reagan, Roland Blunt and others
KFJC rebroadcasts "Return to the House of Games, Part 1," which originally aired on Mayhem 6, 2012 (see playlist). To commemorate the late KFJC DJ Jack Diamond, we will play selections from the new (at the time) Jack Diamond library and play excerpts from his radio show.

Six Strings in Stereo: The Double Lead Guitar Special - Part 1

Monday May 18 at 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Pete Dixon, Earl Grey, & Joe Shlabotnik
KFJC rebroadcasts "Six Strings in Stereo: The Double Lead Guitar Special, Part 1," which originally aired on Mayhem 16, 2011 (see playlist). The primal aesthetic of "2 guitars, bass, and drums" still holds sway with the great majority of most rock outfits. However, what to do when the abilities (and/or egos) of both guitarists threaten the treasured dynamic of rhythm + lead? Result: Two lead guitarists! We shall examine, celebrate, and quite literally dissect (through the magic of stereo separation) the double lead guitar throughout the Rock Era. Harmony, interplay, trade-offs, call & response, counter punching, and the elusive (but glorious) simultaneous solo will all be experienced anew. From primitive proto-punk and psychedelia, through the time honored twin leads of classic 70's FM rock, to poly-rhythmic post rock and experimental noise, no double axis of axes will be off limits. Headphones recommended for maximum six string splittage*

Skate Rock Mayhem Volume 1

Monday Mayhem 18 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Whinger
Delving into the sounds inspired by the skateboard and surge in its popularity during the 80's and early 90's. In this installment we focus on the bands that rocked so that we might better roll through the streets, empty pools and parks of skateboarding's heyday.

Vintage Vinyl from Asia

Tuesday Mayhem 19 at 7PM-10PM
In this rebroadcast of her Freak Week special from April 12, 2011 (see playlist), Cynthia Lombard showcases vintage vinyl records from Asia. Selections include the 1960s pop of the Silverstones to a number of 1960s and 1970s albums from Singapore and Japan, including some mystery releases.

International Psychedelia Pt. 3

Wednesday Mayhem 20 at 2AM-6AM
Hosted by Paulsky
KFJC rebroadcasts the Mayhem special "International Psychedelia Pt. 3," that originally aired on Mayhem 19, 2015 ( see playlist). We'll be taking a closer look at our International Library and the psychedelic, experimental side of things. Styles of music that will be explored include Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Afrobeat, Folk, Gypsy Jazz, Ethiojazz, Indian Classical, Latin Jazz, Gypsy, and much more. Hear wonderful sounds and great music from these different cultures and countries.

All Hail the Flexi Disc!

Wednesday Mayhem 20 2PM-6PM
Hosted By Kimbrosia
A look into one of the most versatile and approachable forms of music ever invented, the flexi disc. First known as Talking Postcards, flexi discs emerged in the early 1900s, but had their heyday in the 1960s and 1970s. Join Kimbrosia as she explores the flexi disc and its musical cousins. Some history and current trends in discs will also be covered.

A Tribute to Sun Ra

Thursday Mayhem 21 10PM - Saturday Mayhem 23 2am
Hosted By Spliff Skankin and the Intergalactic Explorers of KFJC
Travel to the farthest reaches of the universe with Sun Ra as we celebrate his birthday. Multiple sonic surprises await us all as we voyage to the stars.

Bela Fleck

Saturday Mayhem 23 12PM-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street
Bela Fleck has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map. We will listen to Bela play classical music with the Colorado Symphony, jazz with Chick Corea, ragas with Jie-Bing Chen & V.M. Bhatt and experimental stretching of the banjo with his band The Flectones.

Rusty Axe Records RIP Part 1

Saturday Mayhem 23 at 3PM-6PM
Hosted by Number Six
KFJC rebroadcasts the special, "Rusty Axe Records, Part One," which originally aired on Mayhem 9, 2015 (see playlist). Legendary outsider underground DIY death/blackmetal noise WTF label founded by Andy Krupinski between 2003-2010 that Number Six first discovered via metal madmen Andee and Allan of Aquarius Records. Featuring the blown out noise assault of Enbilulugugal, the True Sheffield Black Psychedelia of Black Vomit, the Redneck Black Metal of Blood Cult, the Halloween horror obsessed lofi black metal of Tjolgtjar, two bands who sound like the Cure with harsh black metal vokills, lots of crushing putrid church burning metal in the ancient tradition, the weird and the wasted.

Surfing with Surf Music

Saturday Mayhem 23 at 6PM-9PM
Hosted by Cousin Mary
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 10, 2014 (see playlist). Cousin Mary asks the eternal question - what do surf music and surfing have to do with each other? Will the answer come from interviews or from 3 hours of carefully selected surf music?

Praying to the Aliens

Sunday May 24 at Midnight to 3AM
Hosted by Sal 9000
KFJC rebroadcasts the special, Praying to the Aliens," which originally aired on Mayhem 19, 2013 (see playlist). 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. This show explores Numan's music styles from synth pop to more recent gothic industrial.

Phil Hendrie Special

Monday Mayhem 25 at 2AM-6AM
KFJC rebroadcasts Roland Blunt's Phil Hendrie Freak Week special, which originally aired on November 24, 2014 (see playlist).

Warren Terror's Christless Eve

Monday Mayhem 25 at 6AM-10AM
KFJC rebroadcasts Warren Terror's "Christless Eve" show, which originally aired on December 24, 2013 (see playlist).

Six Strings in Stereo: The Double Lead Guitar Special part 2

Monday May 25 at 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Pete Dixon, Earl Grey, & Joe Shlabotnik
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 19, 2011 (see playlist). The primal aesthetic of "2 guitars, bass, and drums" still holds sway with the great majority of most rock outfits. However, what to do when the abilities (and/or egos) of both guitarists threaten the treasured dynamic of rhythm + lead? Result: Two lead guitarists! We shall examine, celebrate, and quite literally dissect (through the magic of stereo separation) the double lead guitar throughout the Rock Era. Harmony, interplay, trade-offs, call & response, counter punching, and the elusive (but glorious) simultaneous solo will all be experienced anew. From primitive proto-punk and psychedelia, through the time honored twin leads of classic 70's FM rock, to poly-rhythmic post rock and experimental noise, no double axis of axes will be off limits. Headphones recommended for maximum six string splittage*

Skate Rock Special Vol. II -The Salad Daze

Monday Mayhem 25 10PM - 2AM
Hosted by Whinger
Returning to the scene of the crime we find the key players begin to mature. The drugs, booze, and injuries have all taken their toll and the swelling popularity of skateboarding shows no signs of decline. The kids have begun to take control of their own destiny. As skateboarding rolls into the 90s and the proliferation of affordable video equipment puts cameras into the hands of the young phenoms, it appears that sonically, almost anything goes.

All 7-inch Vinyl Groove Therapy

Tuesday May 26 at 6AM-10AM
KFJC rebroadcasts Ms. Tiza's all-7" vinyl Freak Week special, which originally aired on December 17, 2012 (see playlist).

World of Warcraft

Tuesday Mayhem 26 at 6PM-7PM
Hosted by Hackers Muse
KFJC rebroadcasts a World of Warcraft-themed Freak Week special that originally aired on November 25, 2014 (see playlist), featuring music from the video game.

School Show

Tuesday Mayhem 26 at 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Cynthia Lombard
KFJC rebroadcasts Cynthia Lombard's Freak Week special, "School Show," which originally aired on December 3, 2013 (see playlist). The program features three hours of material from educational film strip cassette tapes, with topics ranging from United States history to music appreciation to poetry.

Love Earth Music

Wednesday May 27 at 2AM-6AM
Hosted by Abacus Finch
KFJC rebroadcasts the special, "Love Earth Music," which originally aired on Mayhem 8, 2012 (see playlist). Unlock your subconscious with mind-bending sonic deterioration complements of grit and grime noise label Love Earth Music. Possible interviews from feral canine Steve Davis and other degenerates.

Slice of Psychedelia

Thursday Mayhem 28 at 2AM-6AM
Hosted by Carson Street
KFJC rebroadcasts a special which originally aired on Mayhem 12, 2015 (see playlist), featuring bands that played at the Liverpool Psych Fest and Eindhoven Psych Lab.

High Holy Hours of the Smoke Covenant

Thursday May 28 at 2PM-6PM
Hosted by Monotone Heroine KFJC rebroadcasts this special which originally aired on Mayhem 8, 2019 (see playlist). 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.

Absolute Null: The Fertile Mind of KK Null

Friday Mayhem 29 at 2AM-6AM
Hosted by Honey Bear
KFJC rebroadcasts a special which originally aired on Mayhem 10, 2016 (see playlist). Let's dive right in to the sonic splendor that is KK Null. We'll root back to Null's abrasive, harsh sounds of youth to his progressive spin on hardcore punk to his "nullsonic" solo career.

Carl Craig and the Art of the Remix

Friday Mayhem 29 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Goodwrench
Carl Craig is one of Detroit techno's overachievers, and runs the excellent Planet E imprint. He is also much in demand as a remixer, working his magic on tunes from a variety of genres, from electronic to pop to jazz, and even reggae. Eight hours is just enough for an introduction to his remix work.

Ode to Salty Greens

Saturday Mayhem 30 at 2AM-6AM
Hosted by Honey Bear
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 20, 2014 (see playlist). Joe Preston is the heaviest bassist around! Playing on some of the best Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal albums in the last 25 years. With more heart then anyone else in the genre, he forges on and continues showing us how much power one man can wield. Let's take a listen and celebrate 25 years of thick bass lines, robotic vocals, and miles upon miles traveled!

Hot Tuna

Saturday Mayhem 30 12PM-3PM
Hosted By Carson Street
Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen formed Hot Tuna in 1969 and they still perform to the present day. Hot Tuna has always been a fluid aggregation, with musicians coming and going, anchored by Casady and Kaukonen. The group has morphed over the years from an acoustic blues unit to an electric boogie band to a rampaging metal act and back again. Join me as we listen to three hours of Hot Tuna.

Music from Iceland - More than Bjork

Saturday Mayhem 30 at 6PM-9PM
Hosted by Cousin Mary
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 9, 2011 (see playlist). Music from Iceland - More than Bjork In three hours, we will sample the vibrant music scene in Iceland -- an incredible variety of pop, indie, electronic, folk, experimental, metal, punk and more! Recordings and interviews with Icelandic musicians will be featured. Find out how a country with such a small population (319,000) can produce such sonic riches.

Stack-a-Records

Sunday Mayhem 31 at 3AM-6AM
Hosted by Robert Emmett
KFJC rebroadcasts a special which originally aired on Mayhem 21, 2014 (see playlist).

I got a stack a records here,
A stack of records there,
I've got records scattered all over everywhere.
But I'm looking for one that I can't find,
The one where the guitar plays so fine,
'Cause that's the only one my baby loves to hear.

Before the digital age, before the age of CDs, there was vinyl and acetates spinning in juke joints, shotgun shacks, and smoky bars. In 1948 Billboard magazine started calling "race music" rhythm and blues. Hip hillbillies were going electric. Suave entertainment personalities were flirting in these sweaty backwaters, and rock had 4-letter-word connotations. The 40s and 50s were a great time for music. Jump Blues, Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues - just all this crazy hopping music. On the special, we'll be listening at has-been's, the shoulda-been's, the never-were's playing on 78s and 45s from the 40's and 50's and the edge of the 60's. Some of these were big hits - on small stations and in places like Motormouth Maybelle's Baltimore record store (John Waters Hairspray - AND Maybelle was played by RnB legend Ruth Brown!).

Web of King Crimson

Monday June 1 at 2AM-6AM
Hosted by Atavist
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 18, 2019 (see playlist). 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.

Mayhem Concrete Pt. 2

Monday June 1 at 6AM-10AM
Hosted by Roland Blunt
KFJC rebroadcasts a special which originally aired on Mayhem 26, 2014 (see playlist). In the late 1940's, French composer and theoretician Pierre Schaeffer coined the term "concrete" to describe sound manipulation experiments that were designed "to point out an opposition with the way musical work usually goes. Instead of notating musical ideas on paper - and entrusting their realization to well-known instruments, the question was to collect concrete sounds, wherever they came from, and to abstract the musical values they were potentially containing." In this two part special, Roland Blunt presents some of the earliest works by composers (Pierre Henry, Edgard Verese, Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Boulez, Luc Ferrari, Michel Chion, Hugh Le Caine, Francis Dhomont, Todd Dockstader, Robert Normandau, Otto Luening, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Alvin Lucier, Milton Babbit, Francois Bayle, and many others) that were inspired by Schaeffer's electroacoustic techniques, and achieved through the development of such concepts and devices as shellac record players/recorders, microphone arrays, magnetic tape recorders, mechanical reverb, high/low pass filters, the "phonogene", the "morphophone", mixing desk, and the "Acousmonium".

E-Bow Music

Monday June 1 at 2PM-6PM
Hosted by Kai Sync
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 4, 2016 (see playlist). An EBow is a hand-held string resonator for guitars, resulting in the guitar strings resonance, the effect is reminiscent of using a bow on a string even if the resonator could be used with other techniques to produce very non-guitar like sounds. One of the most common examples of a known Ebow song is David Bowie's Heroes, even if there are plenty of other artists and bands that have used EBows to create very different kind of music: Bill Nelson, Opeth, Radiohead, Adrian Belew and Robert Fripp, Richard Barone. This tool has also been used in contemporary art music such as John Cage in his harp piece A Postcard from Heaven, Karlheinz Esslr in Sequitur VIII, David First and others. This special will play various bands, artists and composers where the E-Bow plays an instrumental part in the music soundscape.

Beyond Room 222 rebroadcast

Monday June 1 at 7PM-10PM
We continue to honor the memory of our fallen brother Pete Dixon , who tragically passed away a few weeks ago, by re-running some of his old shows in his regular time slot of Monday 7-10pm. This week we've dug out the oldest show of his we can find in our archives: a "Beyond Room 222" show from November 2005 (see playlist).

Edgetone Records Special

Tuesday June 2 at 6AM-10AM
Hosted by Max Level
KFJC broadcasts a Freak Week special focusing on Edgetone Records that originally aired on December 4, 2017 (see playlist).

Pow! Magazine Anthology Part 1

Tuesday June 2 at 2PM-6PM
Hosted by SAL9000 & Dennis Gonzales
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 10, 2011 (see playlist). POW! was a 1980s amateur zine that covered the local college radio and independent music scene of San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland, California. Self-produced by Dennis Gonzales for three years, Pow! was distributed by vinyl record stores throughout California. The magazine was comprised of musicians, artists and other cool people interviewing bands, club owners and other cites through out the country. Before the boom of the dotcoms, amateur zines were the only form of information that helped spread the word of independent record companies and dug deep into the music scene and college radio. This unique show will highlight vintage, new and recorded music from the college bands of the era such as Flying Color, Flaming Lips, The Catheads, YO, Morlocks, Camper van Beethoven, Social Club, Ramones, The Endmen, Game Theory, The Smithereens and more.

Sleeves on Hearts

Tuesday June 2 at 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Cynthia Lombard and DJ Irwin
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 31, 2011 (see playlist). On January 18, 2011, college radio station KUSF-FM was taken off the air without warning and University of San Francisco was attempting to sell the station's FM license to Classical Public Radio Network out of Los Angeles. Although KUSF DJs were fighting the sale, this turn of events left them without a permanent radio home at the time of this special in 2011. We were happy to bring back a small slice of KUSF-FM to the airwaves during Mayhem 2011. DJ Irwin presents "sleeves on hearts," taking a trip through the vast musical map. Miles Davis to Betty Davis Slowdive to Sylvester Julee Cruise to Celia Cruz You may have heard Irwin on KFJC's airwaves on February 18th, 2011 when we aired the "KUSF DJs in Exile" live broadcast from Amoeba Records in San Francisco. MAYHEM 2020 UPDATE: DJ Irwin's show, "sleeves on hearts," resumed and can be heard on BFF.fm.

Rebroadcast - Music From Iceland

Wednesday June 3 at 2AM-5AM
Hosted by Cousin Mary
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 9, 2011 (see playlist). Music from Iceland - More than Bjork In three hours, we will sample the vibrant music scene in Iceland -- an incredible variety of pop, indie, electronic, folk, experimental, metal, punk and more! Recordings and interviews with Icelandic musicians will be featured. Find out how a country with such a small population (319,000) can produce such sonic riches.

Rebroadcast - Name that Game Round 1

Wednesday June 3 at 5AM-6AM
Hosted by HackersMuse
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 17, 2011 (see playlist). 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.

Rebroadcast - Music from Iceland

Wednesday June 3 at 2PM-5PM
Hosted by Cousin Mary
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 9, 2011 (see playlist). Music from Iceland - More than Bjork In three hours, we will sample the vibrant music scene in Iceland -- an incredible variety of pop, indie, electronic, folk, experimental, metal, punk and more! Recordings and interviews with Icelandic musicians will be featured. Find out how a country with such a small population (319,000) can produce such sonic riches.

Rebroadcast - Name that Game Round 1

Wednesday June 3 at 5PM-6PM
Hosted by HackersMuse
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 17, 2011 (see playlist). 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.

Shoegazing

Thursday June 4 at 2PM-6PM
Hosted by Kai Sync
KFJC rebroadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 27, 2016 (see playlist). Hosted by Kai Sync This special will showcase the shoegaze music movement that emerged from the United Kingdom in the late 1980s and reached popularity in the early to middle nineties. This rock style is typified by extensive use of guitar effect pedals for distortion, feedback, delays and chorus as well as obscured vocals blurred with the musical parts to form an indistinguishable wall of sound. The term 'shoegaze' was actually devised by the British music press as a give to ridicule the bands who performed still during their shows, often with their heads down. It didn't help that the guitar players were busy controlling their effect pedals... Sometimes this genre is also called dream pop. By the mid-nineties the shoegaze bands where pushed aside by both the American grunge movement as well as emerging Brit pop bands such as Blur and Sueve. The last fifteen years there has been a renewed interest in this genre, now called 'nu gaze.'

This Mayhem special starts with finding the inspiration for shoegaze bands, even to the early days of psychedelic rock with effect use such as Jimi Hendrix (If 6 was 9), 10cc, Pink Floyd, Cabaret Voltaire, Simple Minds, up to Cocteau Twins, Jesus and the Mary Chain, A.R Kane, Verve, My Bloody Valentine, Loop, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur JR. and many others. We will also explore why shoe gaze disappeared, how it evolved in the background and modern bands that have shoegaze influences.

A Little Dap'll Do 'Ya - A Celebration of Daptone Records

Thursday June 4 at 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Cadillac Margarita
KFJC broadcasts a special that originally aired on Mayhem 11, 2014 (see playlist). A Celebration of Brooklyn's Daptone Records, a musician- owned and run record label, which has brought us stellar funk, soul, & R&B releases from talented and charismatic performers like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band, The Budos Band, The Sugarman 3, and Antibalas, and many more. They continue to expand, adding Ever Records, Dunham Records, and a series of funky 45s to their impressive list of musical endeavors.

Carl Craig and the Art of the Remix - Part 2

Friday June 5 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Goodwrench
Carl Craig is one of Detroit techno's overachievers, and runs the excellent Planet E imprint. He is also much in demand as a remixer,working his magic on tunes from a variety of genres, from electronic to pop to jazz, and even reggae. Eight hours is just enough for an introduction to his remix work.

Sublime - the Residua of the Residua

Friday June 12 10PM-2AM
Hosted By Goodwrench
Japan's Sublime label has been representing Japanese electronic music since 1994. As such, there's a bunch of people on the roster. This last segment will introduce some of the lesser-known (but still swell) artists, as well as some some Japanese female electronic producers. Be set for a brief and bumpy ride....

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