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Gig Talk recreates “White Light / White Heat” this Thursday…with your help!

Be a part of live radio wildness this week when Gig Talk‘s Matt and Kevin, along with Station Manager Ken, recreate the Velvet Underground classic “White Light/White Heat” live on the radio!  Have your instruments and vocal chops ready and call into Gig Talk (201-209-9368) on Thursday from 6-7 p.m. Listeners will call-in instrumental and vocal parts one at a time until by the end of the show, a complete caller-created “White Light/White Heat” will be recorded. In the immortal words of Lou Reed, “Goodness knows – do it!”

In Case You Missed It…

Our own Mr. Fine Wine, long-time DJ of the Downtown Soulville program, appeared this past week in The New York Times. Read the very nice article about his WFMU show and long-standing DJ gig at Botanica in New York City here. Also be sure to catch a double-dose of Fine Wine next week when he fills in for Weekly World Blues next Tuesday, August 21st.

Todd-O-Phonic Todd and Mr. Fine Wine DJ for a Good Cause

If you live in the New York area, come on down to Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn on Saturday, August 18th to hear an amazing roster of DJs spinning for a good cause. SPIN to WIN is a benefit to help immigrant families separated at the border. Mr. Fine Wine and Todd-O-Phonic Todd will be spinning, along with Phast Phreddie, Anna Anabolic, Mikey Post, Drew Redmond, and many more. There will also be prize raffles for donated goodies from folks like Daptone, Academy, Criterion, Beacon’s Closet, and others. Admission is $10, and doors open at 7. Find out more here.

Wake ‘n Bake Benefit Art Auction on Saturday, October 20th

WFMU’s Wake ‘n Bake Benefit Art Auction comes to Monty Hall Saturday, October 20th and we seek Glistener masterpieces! Artists, fire up your palettes or whatever it is you might use. We’re seeking art that comes out of listening to WFMU, either directly inspired by Wake and Bake, WFMU in general, or not! The deadline for submissions is October 8th and guidelines and all the info can be found here >

Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! Clay Pigeon’s Interview with Alice Cooper bassist/songwriter Dennis Dunaway

Wake’s Clay Pigeon, recently spoke with original Alice Cooper bassist/songwriter, Dennis Dunaway about his must-read book, Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!: My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group, In this hour-long interview, Dunaway explains the evolution of the band from their first release, Pretties For You, through their final as a group, Muscle of Love. Of course, plenty of classic Cooper cuts are included. Remember the Coop! Listen here >

We Want Your Records!

Just finished that Marie Kondo book and ready to tidy up your house? Start by donating your unwanted vinyl records and CDs to WFMU. We are now seeking donations of used (but undamaged) record and CD collections to fill holes in our library and to sell at our next Record Fair (April 26-28, 2019). You’ll get a tax break, too! E-mail record and CD wrangler Matt Warwick at mattw@wfmu.org or call him at 201-521-1416, ext. 243.

You Can Stick it to The Man Beyond Your Lifetime!

Plan now for a future gift to WFMU, and help us preserve this important cultural resource for many years to come. Consider including a bequest to WFMU in your will or trust. It’s easy, painless, and incredibly flexible, allowing you to continue providing support for a cause you believe in.

Coming up at Monty Hall

Don’t miss these upcoming shows at Monty Hall:

Thu Aug 16 – Vacation / Resounding No / The Daddies | tickets

Sat Sept 8 – Lost Balloons / Pale Angels / Character Actor | tickets

Fri Sept 14 – Mystic Braves / Creation Factory / The Elevator Operators | tickets

Sat Sept 29 – A Night of Comedy  with Rachael Parenta / Hilary Schwartz / Tom Nevin | tickets

Fri Oct 12 – The Scientists / Bill Nace | tickets

Mon Oct 22 – Protex | Baby Shakes | tickets

Wed Oct 24 – DOWNTOWN ‘81 (In Memory of Glenn O’Brien), with Kenneth Goldsmith | tickets

Fri Oct 26 – Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 British silent film THE LODGER with a live score by MORRICONE YOUTH! | tickets

Sun Oct 28 – DJ Stashu’s Oktoberfesty Polka Dance-tastic Party featuring a live performance by The Polka Brothers | tickets

Tue Oct 30 –  Roky Erickson / White Mystery | tickets

Fri Nov 2 – Titus Andronicus | tickets

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