UPCOMING GUEST MANIA: www.wfmu.org/playlists/BT
Tuesday, August 12th, 3pm - 6pm: Sick Thoughts
Drew Owen is a 17 year old from Baltimore who started a punk band in his bedroom when he was in 9th Grade, playing his first shows at the tail end of high school covered in the same crust not unlike what would be found on your Oblivians, Electric Eels, and early Leather Nun records. With a bunch of 7" and 12" singles under his belt, he's ready to hit the road when he graduates, warming up for this fall's Gonerfest with a stop by WFMU today.
Tuesday, August 26th, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we've barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.
Tuesday, September 9th, 3pm - 6pm: Tashi Dorji
This Bhutan-born guitarist absorbed a childhood full of shortwave radio before moving to the US and discovering Derek Bailey and Albert Ayler and incorporating all his musical loves into a truly varied and forward-thinking vocabulary. In this era some may have chalked up the guitar to have exhausted itself as a means of breaking new boundaries in expression, yet Dorji, now in North Carolina, has wowed such advanced axemen as Bill Orcutt, Ben Chasny, and Rick Bishop (whom he is sharing a tour with). A few cassettes are out, but certainly an avalanche of releases to come. Check him out today on Brian's show.
Order and disorder in a freeform haze of terribly-played guitars, shorted-out electronics, found audio detritus, strange sounds from strange lands all around. Psych-punk-junk, collage, even pop. Lots of in-studio live performances to boot.