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Minneapolis Listener Meet-up – June 8th

Listener Lewis hosts a special WFMU listener meet-up in Minneapolis on Wed June 8th! Hang out at Squirrel Haus Arts with other WFMU listeners, munch on some food, and get pumped before heading over to the nearby Trylon Cinema for the 7pm screening of the WFMU documentary Sex and Broadcasting. RSVP here.

New Schedule Posted

WFMU’s summer schedule has been announced, and runs June 6th – Sept 12th. Some old shows return and some fresh new blood is injected into our dysfunctional radio famille. Take a gander here to see a long, ugly version that includes hosts’ show descriptions.

WFMU Documentary now in iTunes and Amazon

Don’t have a local arthouse movie theater? Too lazy to get your ass over to your local arthouse movie theater? You are in luck! The WFMU documentary Sex and Broadcasting is ready to be consumed from the comfort of your own home. Pick your flavor: iTunes | Amazon.

Ridgewood Radio debuts on WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio stream

WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio stream welcomes a new addition: Ridgewood Radio (every Wed 2-4pm), hosted by David Weinstein and Ruth Kahn. The show features live sets by adventurous bands and experimental musicians, recorded at clubs and galleries running along the L-train corridor through Brooklyn and Queens from Williamsburg to the Rockaways. Take a listen to the first episode, featuring sets by Laura Ortman & Tom Carter, Kid Lucky, MV Carbon, and more.

Where’s My Swag?

We have just begun the months-long process of mailing out swag to everyone who pledged to our 2016 Marathon (the more stuff you requested, the longer it will take), so thanks for your patience. Made a pledge but forgot to choose your swag? Please contact Listener Services Honcho Joe McGasko here and we’ll hook you up with manufactured love.

In case you missed it…

– Welsh singer Cate Le Bon performed live on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko: listen

Devon E. Levins interviewed French composer/synth pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre on Morricone Island: listen

– American primitive guitarist Anthony Pasquarosa recorded a studio session on the Avant Ghetto with Jeff Conklin: listen

Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band, the Hallucinations) shared stories of his amazing career with Todd-o-phonic Todd: listen

WFMU Broadcasts Live from the Primavera Sound Festival June 3-4!

WFMU returns to the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain as official USA radio ambassadors broadcasting full sets live June 3-4! From 3pm til Midnight each day, join Liz Berg, Brian Turner, and Cheyenne as we carry performances by John Carpenter, Thee Oh Sees, Richard Dawson, The Chills, Drive Like Jehu, James Hunter Six, Mueran Humanos, Robert Forster, Parquet Courts, Tortoise, Dam-Funk, Royal Headache, Lush, Protomartyr, Neil Hagerty, Steve Gunn, Cavern of Anti-Matter, Ty Segall, Unsane, U.S. Girls, and Dungen, with more to be announced as permissions roll in. Stay tuned to this page, WFMU’s Twitter, and Facebook for updates and set times.

Optimized! coming your way, June 6-10

Vicki Bennett / People Like Us presents Optimized! — 10 hours of new, exclusive recordings, radio, and videos by 26 artists, plus live performances by John Kilduff / Let’s Paint TV. Details and full Optimized! schedule here. Come on down to Monty Hall on Thurs June 9th to catch John Kilduff live ($5/door).

Donate your old car to WFMU

Get a tax credit in return for your old car! WFMU seeks donations of used vehicles from any state in the U.S. and in any state of disrepair. Call 1-855-WFMU-CAR (855-936-8227) to arrange for vehicle pick-up (it’s free).

Coming up at Monty Hall

Don’t miss these upcoming shows at Monty Hall:

Thurs June 9 – Optimized! featuring John Kilduff with Let’s Paint TV / People Like Us / Bryce / DIFM with Pseu Braun | tickets $5 at the door

Fri June 24 – The So So Glos / Big Ups / Honduras | tickets

Sat June 25 – Prove it All Night variety show with Pat Byrne | tickets $5 at the door

Sun June 26 – Quasi / Saqqara Mastaba | tickets

Fri July 1 – The Explorers Club / Brett Harris / Jay Gonzalez | tickets

Fri July 8 – Nap Eyes | tickets

Sat July 16 – The Muffs / Low Doses | tickets

Fri July 22 – The Fleshtones / Dirty Fences / The Paul Collins Beat / Big Huge | tickets

Fri Aug 5 – Pinegrove / Sports / Half Waif / Forth Wanderers | tickets

Sat Aug 20 – Electric Six | tickets

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