Tag Archives: WFMU

The Monkey Power Trio makes considerable headway despite serious challenges

I forgot to mention it, but The Ballad of Christian Wolfcock, the most recent record by my one-day-a-year pseudo band, the Monkey Power Trio, debuted on the college charts a few weeks ago, which I think might be a first for us. [While we’ve always gotten played quite a bit by the likes of WFMU […]

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The Zip Code Rapists to reunite this Thursday night in Brooklyn

I know there’s a very good chance this won’t matter to one single person who reads this site on a regular basis, but it’s just come to my attention, by way of WFMU’s Brian Turner, that, this Thursday night, John Singer and Gregg Turkington will be reuniting as the Zip Code Rapists at a club […]

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Danny Fields… the man who signed the Stooges, discovered the Ramones, and changed the world

Almost a year ago now, I received an email from a reader of this site by the name of Bob Nolan, who, knowing of my love for the Ramones and Stooges, suggested that I talk with a friend of his named Brendan Toller. Brendan, he told me, had been working on a film about Danny […]

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The Ex in Ethiopia

Brian Turner at WFMU just turned me on to a band from the Netherlands called The Ex, who were just on tour in Ethiopia. Here’s how they describe themselves: Formed in 1979, The Ex has developed over the years into a melting-pot of diverse musical styles: noise, rock, jazz, improvisation, and ethnic musics have been […]

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Louis Overstreet gives way to Iggy Pop

I was just turned on to Reverend Louis Overstreet by Brian Turner at WFMU. According to Turner, Overstreet “made people go flippin punk rock crazy way before Iggy or 77.” And here’s video of Overstreet performing “Working On The Building Praise” to prove it. It’s some of the most beautiful stuff I’ve ever heard. Oh, […]

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