The Arbitrary Guide to Popular Culture @ WFMU
Music from April 17th, 2015 to June 3rd, 2015

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An incomplete and arbitrary guide of musical events in and around the WFMU broadcast area. If there's an event you'd like considered for inclusion, send announcements here.

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Last updated April 17th, 2015

Date Artist/Event Event Time Cost Venue Address City Phone
Fri 4/17 DJ Trouble presents a special screening of
My Secret World - The Story Of Sarah Records a film by Lucy Dawkins
My Secret World is the first feature length documentary to explore this legendary, influential and often misunderstood label.
Now the label founders, former Sarah band members, music critics and those that have been inspired by the label tell their story. 
Q&A to follow with Sarah Records co-founder Clare Wadd. Trailer.


8 PM  $8  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Sold Out 
Sat 4/18 WFMU and DJ Trouble present
To Create Something Beautiful: in the spirit of Sarah Records
The New Lines
Pale Lights
Ghost Gum
DJ Keith D'Arcy



8 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Wed 4/22 WFMU presents
Ex Hex
Live in Monty Hall with special guests The Above
Ex Hex is the DC trio of Mary Timony (ex-Helium / Wild Flag), Laura Harris, and Betsy Wright.


9 PM  $15  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Sold Out 
Tue 4/28 WHEN THE MOON TURNS GREEN: THE MYTH AND MUSIC OF BILLIE HOLIDAY
(RSVP required) (web site)
7:30 PM  Free!  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Tue 4/28 Cambodian Rocks Concert with Chhom Nimol from Dengue Fever
Join WFMU for an evening of music covering the wide range of musical styles coming out of Cambodia in the 60s and 70s
before the Khmer Rouge came close to destroying all traces of modern Cambodia. On the bill: Dengue Fever's Chhom Nimol, singing a collection of Ros Serey Sothea's songs; Baksey Cham Krong, the first Cambodian guitar band; The Drakkar band, bringing their own mix of current western influences and hard rock, Cambodian style, and the songs of Sinn Sisamouth. Cambodian pop's most revered singer, sung by his grandson, Sinn Sethakol.


8 PM  $20  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Thu 4/30 "PARALLEL LIVES" BILLIE HOLIDAY & EDITH PIAF - CURATED BY NONA HENDRYX (web site) 7:30 PM  $35  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Fri 5/1 "PARALLEL LIVES" BILLIE HOLIDAY & EDITH PIAF - CURATED BY NONA HENDRYX (web site) 7:30 PM  $35  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Mon 5/4 UPTOWN NIGHTS ROUNDTABLE: JAZZ NOW
(RSVP required) (web site)
7:30 PM  Free!  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Tue 5/5 SUPREME SONACY: HARPIST BRANDEE YOUNGER & PIANIST RAYMOND ANGRY (web site) 7:30 PM  $10  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Wed 5/6 MARCUS STRICKLAND’S “TWI-LIFE” (web site) 7:30 PM  $10  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Thu 5/7 JOSÉ JAMES - YESTERDAY I HAD THE BLUES: THE MUSIC OF BILLIE HOLIDAY (web site) 7:30 PM  $35  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Thu 5/7 WFMU Movie Night presented by Miniature Minotaurs
Object Collection Live dubbed Movie Night
In 1992 a film called Under Si3ge came out. In 2015, Object Collection live-dubs it (featuring Smell-O-Vision!).
by Kara Feely and Travis Just
and a special DJ set by Clay Pigeon


8 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Fri 5/8 JOSÉ JAMES - YESTERDAY I HAD THE BLUES: THE MUSIC OF BILLIE HOLIDAY (web site) 7:30 PM  $35  Harlem Stage Gatehouse 150 Convent Avenue  Manhattan     
Sat 5/9 The Minus 5 with guests Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3
The Minus 5 is... a rock/folk/pop collective captained by Scott McCaughey .. By design from its inception,
the line-up for recordings and live appearances is completely fluid, dependent on musician availability,
whim, and wind direction.
The Minus Five Facebook page
minus5.com
Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3
"A first-class songwriter in the simple-yet-profound tradition of Lou Reed, Neil Young and post-Beatles John Lennon,
[with] an ear for balancing his pop sensibility with artful dissonance." - PopMatters.com
stevewynn.net
$13 adv./$15 d.o.s.


9 PM  $13  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Mon 5/11 WFMU presents the wide-ranging LA-based singer Jessica Pratt
Minimal yet rich acoustic/vocal stylings in the realm of Nico, Vashti Bunyan, Sibylle Bayer. Touring in support of her newest record, On Your Own Love Again, out on Drag City.


8:30 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Thu 5/14 WFMU presents Mac McCaughan w/special guests
Ryley Walker and The Flesh Wounds
McCaughan was a founding member of the rock band Superchunk, founder of Merge Records,
and has also recorded and performed in solo capacity as Portastatic.
Ryley Walker is the reincarnation of the true American guitar player.
Flesh Wounds have released a 7" of raw and blustery primitive R&B-infused R&R on Merge and kick off tonight.


8:30 PM  $12  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Sat 5/16 WFMU welcomes Obnox with Uniform and Wilful Boys
Obnox
Not a lot of comparisons can be made to Lamont 'Bim' Thomas' mighty Obnox project: 5 years, 15 records, the perfect wedding of
soulpunk heaviosity with the treble blare and lo-fi layers of gunk traditional to so much Ohio history.

Uniform
Organized industrial chaos from the NYC duo of Ben Greenberg (Hubble/Pygmy Shrews, ex-The Men) and Michael Berdan (ex-Drunkdriver).

Wilful Boys
Pummeling NYC combo led by drummer/singer/Australian Steven Fisher; this band dishes out some grotty Antipodean riffer in the best tradition of the likes of Cosmic Psychos/Venom P Stinger: https://evernever-records.bandcamp.com/album/anybody-there Doors 7, sets 8, 9, 10pm.
presented by Brian Turner


8 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Thu 5/21 Revenge of the Mekons
A documentary feature by Joe Angio
Political provocateurs. Social agitators. Punk’s reigning contrarians. The Mekons have been called all this and more.
Revenge of the Mekons chronicles the unlikely story of a group of radical British art students who formed in the
first blast of punk rock in 1977.
A rich and illuminating account of a fascinating, criminally under-recognized band,
Revenge of the Mekons is a lively, inspiring and entertaining film—with killer music, to boot!
mekonsmovie.com


8 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 
Wed 6/3 The Woggles
From songs that shake the rafters to shows that make for "a dance party rave-up that could melt Dick Clark's face off" (Village Voice),
the Woggles are a four-man delivery system for 200-proof, nitro-fueled rock'n'roll.
They share a vision and blaze a trail with the same insanity as the true wildman originators of three-chord mayhem.
As their die-hard fans around the world know, music fads and fashions may come and go,
but the Woggles have always cut to the chase to drink from the source.
www.thewoggles.com www.facebook.com/TheWoggles
Wyldlife
Still digging on their collection of 70's punk and power pop, Wyldlife, forming out of Purchase College, were perhaps born
into the entirely wrong decade altogether. With a insanely kinetic live show that has been compared to
Iggy & The Stooges, The Hives and The Ramones, you do not want to miss it!
wyldlife.bandcamp.com
Sunshine & the Rain
Husband-wife duo mesh raw punk, electronic pop, garage rock, noise pop and psychedelia to create a sound entirely their own. www.facebook.com/sunshineandtherain


8:30 PM  $10  Monty Hall (web site) 43 Montgomery Street  Jersey City  201-521-1416  Buy tickets 

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