News From the Freeform Front

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!

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.

Check out our local events guide

NYC area concert-goers, have a gander at WFMU’s Arbitrary Guide To Popular Culture, a one stop shop for listings of cool musical events in the area. Add the Arb Guide to your bookmarks, and if you’d like to submit an event for possible submission, email us here.

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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