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Daniel Menche vs. Daniel Blumin

It’s a meeting of the Daniels this Friday, July 29th (9pm-mid), when renowned experimental artist Daniel Menche leads a DJ mutiny on Daniel Blumin’s show. Expect tons of rare and unreleased Menche cuts, clever Daniel vs. Daniel jibber jabber, and perhaps some chihuahua lore.

FMA now has over 100,000 songs!

Congrats to Team Free Music Archive: the site recently hit a major milestone by adding its 100,000th song! If you’re unfamiliar with the FMA, it’s a vast and wonderful collection of audio that is free and legal to download, curated by the likes of WFMU, tons of great netlabels, festivals, museums, and other cool arts groups. Head over to the FMA now and dig deep!

Toxic Comedy at Monty Hall – July 29th

Who doesn’t love to make fun of NJ’s notoriously toxic legacy? Come on down to Monty Hall on Fri July 29th for the World’s First Ever Toxic Comedy Contest (tickets $5), featuring 12 standup comics who will magically weave laughter and mirth out of benzene, chromium dioxide and landfills. The evening will be hosted by none other than Station Manager Ken Freedman, and the winner will move on to the Toxic comedy World Tour in the Fall.

RIP Alan Vega

WFMU remembers NYC music legend Alan Vega with a few snippets from our archives:

  • Pseu Braun interviewed Alan Vega and Martin Rev of Suicide in 2002: listen
  • Suicide performed live at All Tomorrow’s Parties NY in 2009 and Primavera Sound in 2011: songs for download here on the FMA
  • Alan Vega performed live at Southpaw in 2007 for WFMU’s Free Music Series concert: download the set here on the FMA

Shop with Amazon’s Smile program to help WFMU

Order stuff on Amazon? Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us!

Use this link when you shop, and a portion of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to WFMU. Please note that Amazon lists us as “Auricle Communications,” which is our grown-up, IRS official name.

WFMU pics

Check out the ever-growing Flickr collection of online photos that are all somehow designated as being WFMU related. Don’t miss our Listener Gallery, full of good-looking folks sporting their WFMU duds in glamorous and compromising settings! Got a great pic of yourself in fashionable WFMU gear? Send it to us at pictures [at] wfmu [dot] org and we’ll proudly post it to our gallery.

Coming up at Monty Hall

Don’t miss these upcoming shows at Monty Hall:

Fri July 29 – Dirty Little Secrets Toxic Comedy Contest | tickets

Sat July 30 – Karaoke All Night! Prove It All Night with Pat Byrne celebrates its 2-year anniversary | tickets $5 at the door

Wed Aug 3 – Boogarins / Crazy & the Brains | tickets

Thurs Aug 4 – The Everymen / Desir Decir / Those Pretty Wrongs (feat. Jody Stephens of Big Star) | tickets

Fri Aug 5 – Pinegrove / Sports / Half Waif | SOLD OUT

Sat Aug 13 – Screening of Fantastic Planet (Dir. René Laloux, 1973) with live score by Morricone Youth | tickets

Thurs Aug 18 – Prince Rama / Hey Anna | tickets

Sat Aug 20 – Electric Six / The Mystery Lights | tickets

Fri Aug 26 – Buzzkill / Disaster Strikes | tickets

Thurs Sept 8 – Titus Andronicus / Bueno | tickets

Sat Sept 24 – Dressy Bessy / Pylon Reenactment Society / Big Quiet | tickets

Sat Oct 1 – Barrence Whitfield & the Savages / The Piggies | tickets

Sun Oct 9 – The Get Up Kids | tickets

Tues Oct 11 – Merchandise / Public Memory | tickets

Thurs Oct 27 – Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room | tickets

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