Sunday, July 27, 2014

Beirut, Then + Now


Wednesday, July 30, from 7-10 PM EDT, on Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, spend a rare evening in the City that Would Not Die with some of Lebanon's greatest musicians, from yesterday's trad tablahists and today's trip-hopping turntablists to forgotten divas like Siham Rifqi and the country's first singing stand-up comedienne, Ferial Karim.

Bookmark the page and see you this Wednesday night!


Monday, July 21, 2014

80s Ladies!


Girls with asymmetrical hair to the front!


On Wednesday, July 23, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio hosted a wild night of post-punk icons from Brazil to Yugoslavia, no-wave jaipong divas, funk sirens from Khemisset to Addis Ababa, and a solid final hour of mind-blowing gals from the front lines of the Japanese avant-garde.


Listen to the show in the archives


Friday, July 11, 2014

Hommage à Serge Gainsbourg


On Weds, July 16, 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio celebrated "France's answer to David Bowie, Mick Jagger and John Lennon rolled into one smoke cloud of controversy" with a three-hour tribute featuring rare tracks, covers incroyable, sweet samples + swipes — and a decent serving of the original, unimpeachable hits. 

Listen to the show now in the archives

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Various Artists | Bodega Pop Live


On Wednesday, July 9, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio played ear-bending tracks from some of our favorite compilations. 

Hear fallen Afghan stars, American tourists in Guam, East-African Muslims, Brazilian-influenced Bari Fez and more than two dozen other artists from the world's most awesome and outrageous compilations!

Listen to the show in the archives now!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Sharifah Aini | Nostalgia Aidilfitri (1996)


 
Listen to the title track

Grab the whole album here


Word has come to us from Facebook friends in Kuala Lumpur of the passing of one of Malaysia's most beloved singers, Sharifah 
Aini. 

Often referred to as Kak Pah, Aini was the most prolific recording artist in Malasia, having released 93 albums, 7 of them in English. Her career took off in 1969 when she was signed to EMI a year after winning the 1968 Bintang RTS singing contest in Singapore.

She was only 61 when she passed away.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Very Bodega America


We suck at soccer (we call it "soccer"); we treat corporations with more respect than we do our womenfolk; the guns you'll have to pry out of our cold, dead hands are responsible for 10 times more deaths in our country every year than we've lost in our entire history to terrorism -- but that doesn't mean we have nothing to be proud of.

On Wednesday, July 2, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio celebrated the country that invented swim fins, swivel chairs and Swiffer WetJets with three solid hours of Songs + Poems Americana by the commie pinko fags, French decadents, Puerto Rican Independence Movementers and Republic of Benin immigrants who love/hate this country the most. 

Listen to the show in the archives

Sunday, June 22, 2014

World Cup Special: Brazilian Rap + Hip Hop



Brazilian hip hop emerged in the late 1980s out of Afro-Brazilian street-party culture and, despite being ignored or condemned by the mainstream entertainment media for most of its life, flexed its musical muscle to become the country’s most important and popular genre, giving voice to black and working class youth.


On Wednesday June 25, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio took a break from the bloated $11 billion World Cup to get our funk + hip hop on with dozens of thrill-packed trax from Black Alien, Código 13, Flora Matos, Pavilhão 9 and other notorious acts from the República Federativa.  

Listen to the show in the archives

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


"Take your ears for a gallop beyond the stagnant pond of good taste and into the lush, dewy meadows of Ponytone." With these few but choice words, one of our favorite music blogs cantered onto the scene, delighting the foalish and neigh-sayers alike.

On Wednesday, June 18, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio presented a tribute to the late, great music blog, spinning some of the hottest tracks shared, from forgotten French pop, to once-hip Hungarian disco.

Listen to the show in the archives

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Who Was Ponytone?



"Take your ears for a gallop beyond the stagnant pond of good taste and into the lush, dewy meadows of Ponytone." With these few but choice words, one of our favorite music blogs cantered onto the scene, delighting the foalish and neigh-sayers alike.

This Wednesday, June 18, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio presents a tribute to the late, great music blog, spinning some of the hottest tracks shared, from forgotten French pop, to once-hip Hungarian disco.

Bookmark the page and see you Wednesday night!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

BODEGA POP LIVE THIS FRIDAY MORNING!


This Friday morning, from 9AM to Noon ET, Bodega Pop Live's Gary Sullivan will play substitute teacher for the uber-fabulous Doug Schulkind's Give the Drummer Some on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio.

Sullivan'll spin Arabic and Spanish sound collage, guitar shredding from Turkey and Hong Kong, unforgettable fado, delicious Dominican EDM and pre-hip-hop Punjabi.

Bookmark the page and see you Friday morning!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

BODEGAPOPSAMPLER


TONIGHT from 7-10 PM, I'll be spinning Thai disco, Moog breakbeats, samba rock, Nigerian pop, Swedish garage, madness from Mali -- raw power from around the world.

Listen in and join the conversation!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Jesse's Guest | Kaminsky Kamoutsky 2nite


TONIGHT from 7-9 PM, I'll be joining one of my absolute favorite DJs, Jesse Kaminsky, for a special episode of Kaminsky Kamoutsky on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio.

We'll be trading off some the most awesome, obscure, thrilling, danceable sides from Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Japan, Lebanon, Turkey ... and beyond.

Listen in and join the conversation!