Live Broadcasts and Special Events at the 2015 WFMU Record Fair
Performance, Live Broadcast and AV Lounge Schedule
May 1 - May 3, 2015
record fair web pages by Evan "Funk" Davies photo: Al Quaglieri
The 2015 WFMU Record Fair will be taking place at the Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St, in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.|
Here is the schedule of live broadcasts, band performances and AV Lounge events; keep checking back for any late additions/changes.
Friday, May 1:
3-6pm [note that the Fair opens at 4pm]: Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt
Live broadcast from Fair with Pramrod Sexena! Audio sadism for early entry shoppers! The evil spawn of Mr. Dorgon and Jamie Saft, Pramrod Sexena will play live on Miniature Minotaurs, unleashing a thorough beat-down not seen since the heyday of Rowdy Roddy Piper. Crushing turntable diatribes will go up against 8-string fretless bass guitar and Gemini FlashFormers in evil distortion chambers straight from the dungeons of the underworld.
7pm - 8pm: Put The Needle On The Leonard Cohen Record with Billy Jam
Live Broadcast from Fair. Conspiracy Of Beards, the unique 30 member male acapella choir from San Francisco who do interpretations of Leonard Cohen's music, will return to WFMU to join Billy Jam for a very special live performance on "Put The Needle On The Record" broadcast live from the WFMU Record Fair. Also performing will be Tin Sandwich (comprised of 2 singers, 2 harmonicas, and a horn) + Daniel Kahn (accompanying himself on ukulele).
8pm - 9pm: Mr. Fine Wine
Live Broadcast from Fair.
Saturday, May 2:
10am: Carnival Of Souls (dir.: Herk Harvey)
Made by industrial filmmakers on a modest budget, Carnival of Souls was intended to have the "look of a Bergman" and "feel of a Cocteau" (ed. note: and the "talent of neither"). Creepy and ponderous.
11am - 1pm: Michael Shelley
Live Broadcast from Fair
1pm - 3pm: Fool's Paradise with Rex
Live Broadcast from Fair
1:30pm: Sex and Broadcasting (dir.: Tim Smith)
A portrait of the freeform radio station of the nation, and how it got that way. There will be a Q&A with Station Manager Ken and director Tim Smith after the screening.
2:30pm: Live performance by Danny Kroha (of The Gories and Demolition Doll Rods)!
3pm-6pm: Todd-O-Phonic Todd!
Live Broadcast from Fair, with a live performance by Bambi Kino! Plus The Baseball Project and Miriam!
4:40pm: Radio Unnameable (dir.: Paul Lovelace & Jessica Wolfson)
Portrait of WBAI radio legend Bob Fass. A must see for all self-respecting radio nerds.
6:10pm: Dance Of The Clones (dir.: Dan Lucal)
Computer Command, Computer Control. Clones on the bike. Clones on the Nordic Track. Fertile Clones. Command Control. Space Robot impregnates she-clone with Lazer. And so on until the end of life as we know it. Weirdness from artist and filmmaker Dan Lucal.
6:30pm: Heritage (dir.: Cate Giordano)
It is 1888 and all the buffalo are gone, leaving one of the largest cities in South Dakota empty, except for Beau and his disgruntled wife Ruby. A preacher and his followers come to town and turn Beau's life upside down. A period melodrama in drag by filmmaker and artist Cate Giordano.
Sunday, May 3:
10am: Dementia 13 (dir.: Francis Ford Coppola)
One of the many Psycho knockoffs produced in the Sixties. Except this one was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Roger Corman.
2pm: Live performance by Olivia Neutron John!
2:40pm: Song (dir.: Selma Vilhunnen)
Documentary which follows the relationship betweeen Hanneriina Moisseinen, a visual artist and cartoonist, and Jussi Huovinen, the only living Finnish rune singer. Directed by Selma Vilhunen.
4pm: The Pierced Heart & The Machete (dir.: Olivia Wyatt)
From the Sublime Frequencies website: "The Pierced Heart & The Machete is a vivid, unflinching exploration of two annual Vodou pilgrimages in Haiti. Director Olivia Wyatt's vision is always sharp, unerring and unobtrusive."
5:10pm: I Sing The Desert Electric (dir.: Christopher Kirkley)
Magic from Sahel Sounds founder, the ever-excellent Christopher Kirkley.
5:30pm: The Inner Scar/Cicatrice Interieure (dir.: Philippe Garrel)
From the 1972 Time Out review: "You need a bloody big spliff to enjoy this."" An hour-long navel gaze from French bad boy auteur Philippe Garrell, featuring real-life lover Nico (she composed and performed the soundtrack), and beautiful footage of Iceland, Death Valley, and Sinai.
Beer provided by Sierra Nevada