Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Long March of Chinese Rock 'n' Roll


On Wednesday, December 19, from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins mainland rock, punk, metal, hard rock, hip-hop, post-punk, synth-pop, post-rock, and more from the mainland, 1980s to present

Bookmark the playlist page and see you Wednesday night!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Voices in the Wilderness


On Wednesday, December 12, from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins lament, apology, paranoia, chagrin, boastfulness, glee, cautionary tales, and more from Austria, Benin, and Cambodia, to Malta, Singapore, Zambia ... and beyond


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Random Access Memories


This Wednesday, November 28, from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins a six-set show focused on New Zealand punk, Thai oldies, Soviet space disco, Algerian 78s, Euro psych, and female hip hop pioneers

Listen to the show in the archives

Friday, November 16, 2018

Hosono House Party

One of the most beloved Japanese musicians of all time, a man of many hats -- composer, folk musician, pop star, producer, rapper, rocker, songwriter -- Hauromi "Harry" Hosono's reputation and influence extends far beyond the archipelago. A member of Apryl Fool, Happy End, Yellow Magic Orchestra, and Tin Pan Alley, Hosono helped shape nearly every significant Japanese pop music trend of the last 50 years.

On Wednesday, November 21, from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live on WMFU's Give the Drummer Radio presents a career-spanning tribute, from the early psychedelic rock and folk 70s, through the electronic and city pop eighties and collaborative nineties, to 21st century soundtracks and tributes.

Listen to the show in the archives



Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Left Field


Three hours of unexpected hip hop from unexpected places

Listen to the show in the archives

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Nobody Knows About Persian Cats | Iran, 1906 - 2018

Photo by Taleen Dersdepanian

Persian classical, folk, funk, hip hop, pop, and psychedelic tracks, spanning most of last century and all of this one

Listen to the show in the archives

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Waves of Fear


On Halloween, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio took you on a journey to Hell and back via psychedelic, hard rock, and hip hop from Belgium, Chile, and Germany, to Japan, Korea, Thailand ... and beyond


Saturday, October 13, 2018

"Singles" Going Steady


A special 2018 WFMU Year End Fundraiser show in which the solo careers of artists formerly of iconic groups from Brazil, Germany, Japan, Morocco and the UK are interwoven back into a(n un)se(e)aml(y)ess whole.



Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Requiem for a Dream


Three super-downer hours of Tsarist- and Soviet-era sounds plucked from four now-dead or failing Russian media stores in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.

Come wallow with us!

Listen to the show in the archives

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Some of My Best Friends Are DJs


Every year, the highly-disciplined DJs at WFMU each create a special swag offering for listeners who pledge to keep America's longest running freeform radio station on the air. In addition to T-shirts, stickers, DIY publications, beer cozies, and other surprises, many broadcasters compile thrill-packed limited-edition CDs packed with of all manner of obscure or long-out-of-print tracks--there are even those who go so far as to connive and cajole their favorite musicians to write or cover and record songs just for their one-time, pledge-only release.

We kicked off our October Silent Fundraiser with a special show featuring (mostly) international tracks from the last five years (or so) of these delightful digital optical discs of polycarbonate plastic.

Bookmark the show and see you Weds night!