Sunday, December 11, 2016

Looking Back on Looking Back in 2016


On Wednesday, December 14, from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins three hours of tracks from our favorite historical compilations and reissues of the year, from French punk and German electronic to Moroccan funk and Nigerian rock.



Friday, December 2, 2016

NO YORK | No Wave, Mutant Disco, Nascent Hip-Hop

On Wednesday, December 7, from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio celebrates New York City at its noisiest, with a three-hour tour of seventies and eighties scenes from the Lower East Side to the South Bronx.



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Epiphanies


The Epiphanies column has been running in the U.K. music magazine The Wire for nearly 20 years. Each month a different writer, musician and/or academic describes a life-changing encounter with music. Last year, The Wire released a collection of 52 Epiphanies, ranging from Geeta Dayal's discovery of extremely repetitious music as a bridge between herself and her classical Indian music enthusiast parents to Matthew Collin's remembrance of Belgrade independent radio station B92 as a beacon of resistance in 1990s Serbia. 

TONIGHT, from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins a few dozen life-changing tracks discovered over the last 20 years in bodegas and mom-and-pop run media stores from Flushing, Queens, and Oakland, California, to the Medina of Marrakesh and the banlieues of Paris.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sub-Saharan 70s | Rock, Funk, Psych


On Wednesday, Novemer 23, from 7-10 PM ET, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins seventies rock, funk and psych from Benin and Burkina Faso to Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Saturday, November 12, 2016

FUCK YOU, DONALD TRUMP


What does protest music sound like in 2016? 

In the weeks leading up to the election, and in the days that have followed, hundreds of American, Asian, bi, black, Canadian, European, female, gay, Jewish, Latin, lesbian, male, Muslim, queer, straight, trans and white artists have written, produced, and disseminated anti-ignorance, anti-racist, anti-misogynist, anti-homophobic, anti-Trump tracks ranging from punk, folk and metal, to hip-hop, glitch, and sound collage.

Join us tonight from 7-10 PM ET for a three-hour sonic middle finger to the world's most dangerous jackass.

Bookmark the page and see you tonight!


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bedroom Stars

"Bedroom Stories" by Yang Fan
On Wednesday, November 9, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio focuses on home recording artists from around the world, from legendary Nashville artist R. Stevie Moore to Beijing rocker-turned-recluse composer (former Hang on the Box guitarist) Yang Fan. 




Sunday, October 30, 2016

Rock around the ROK


On Wednesday, November 2, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins three hours of Korean rock, acid folk, progressive rock and psychedelia. 


Sunday, October 23, 2016

A CENTURY+ OF SINGLES


It's Singles Going Steady Week on listener-supported WFMU!

On Wednesday, October 26, Bodega Pop Live spun some of our favorite cylinders, 78s, 45s, Cassette and CD singles, one-off MP3 tracks and YouTube hits from the 1900s to today.


There is only a week or two left of WFMU's 2016 Silent Fundraiser, and now is the time to get up, stand up, find your ATM or credit card, sit back down again, and donate any amount to keep this incredible cultural resource alive. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

SYNTHESIZE ME


On Wednesday, October 19, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spun three hours of synth pop, minimal synth, techno, house, and related synth-y goodness.


WFMU's 2016 Silent Fundraiser runs through the month of October. If great music you'll likely hear nowhere else is something you care about, if you're a listener of my show or any of the nearly 100 other programs the station offers up every week, please make a tax-deductible donation. Every amount helps!


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

LIKE A ROLLING STONE


On Wednesday, October 12, on Bodega Pop Live, the world responded to the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band with feminist revisions, politically savvy samples, cuckoo covers, pharmaceutically fueled tributes, and more!

Listen to the show now in the archives

WFMU's 2016 Silent Fundraiser runs through the month of October. If great music you'll likely hear nowhere else is something you care about, if you're a listener of my show or any of the nearly 100 other programs the station offers up every week, please make a tax-deductible donation. Every amount helps!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

PLEDGE to WFMU's SILENT FUNDRAISER!



Pledge here to support WFMU during our silent fundraiser!

This month I’ll broadcast my 150th show on WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio – 450 hours of action-packed tracks by artists you’ve rarely (if ever) heard anywhere else, much of it found in immigrant-run bodegas in New York, Montreal, Chicago, Paris, Dallas, Seattle, and beyond.

Tonight’s show is no different: 3 hours of sizzling tracks from Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Libya, focusing mostly on music produced over the last several years in Aleppo, Damascus, Amman, Cairo, and Benghazi.

I’m just one of nearly 100 DJs at listener-supported WFMU – from legends like Vicki BennettLiz BergKen FreedmanGaylord FieldsDoug Schulkind, and Brian Turner, to newer voices like GTDR stream-mates Mayuko FujinoJeff GolickJesse Kaminsky, and Amanda Nazario – who serve up audio delights you may never hear, even on the most adventurous stations, let alone Clear Channel, Spotify, etc.

If the shared cultural experience of mind-warping music radio curated by people with awe-inspiring collections and zero obligation to advertisers, corporations, or government agencies is something you care about, then show your love by pledging here, and ensure its continued existence on this planet – which, I hardly need to remind you, is your planet, too.

Pledge here to support WFMU!!!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Aleppo to Benghazi


On Wednesday, October 5, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio will take a three-hour road-trip from Syria to Libya, with stops in Aleppo, Damascus, Amman, Cairo, and Benghazi. On the way we'll hear some of the region's most gripping avant-garde, black metal, collage, hip-hop, punk, synth-pop, and more. 

Bookmark the page and see you Wednesday night!



Sunday, September 25, 2016

WTF?!?


On Wednesday, September 28, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins three hours of our favorite strange, peculiar, weird, queer, funny, bizarre, abnormal, eccentric, unusual, unconventional, and outlandish pop tracks from Acid Elf to Zoogz Rift.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Tim Abdellah Fuson | Moroccan Tape Stash


On Wednesday, September 21st, from 7 to 10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio welcomes ethnomusicologist, bass player, guinbri thumper, groove researcher, Gnawa muhibb and Moroccan cassette collector extraordinaire Tim Abdellah Fuson, who'll talk about and play his favorite Moroccan tracks – some of it never shared on
his legendary blog

Bookmark the page and see you Wednesday night!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bloc Rockin' Beats


Coming up at 7 PM EDT tonight on Bodega Pop Live, extended cuts from rare albums by Brygada Kryzys, Grazhdanskaya Oborona, Indust-Bag, Pekinška Patka, Phoenix, Plastic People of the Universe, The Rock & Jokes Extempore Band, Sfinx, and (pictured above) Trabant.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Bodega Pop Comes Alive!


On Wednesday, September 14, in addition to our regularly scheduled program, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio fills in for our neighbors to the south, Ridgewood Radio, with a 2 hour special broadcast focusing on live performances from Australia, Japan, Lebanon, Poland, Syria, and the United States.

Show begins at 2:00 PM EDT.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Eastern Roc


This Wednesday, September 14, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio will spin three hours of music from half a dozen seminal Eastern Bloc rock groups: Brygada Kryzys, Grazhdanskaya Oborona, Indust-Bag, Pekinška Patka, Phoenix, Plastic People of the Universe, The Rock and Jokes Extempore Band, Sfinx, and Trabant. 



Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Don't Make Us Cry, Daw Mar Mar Aye



TONIGHT, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins three mind-altering hours of music from Myanmar (Burma), much of it from Burmese cassettes -- ranging from traditional vocal and instrumental tracks, to covers that, despite their feigned loyalty to the originals, sound as though they were recorded via funhouse mirror -- none of it previously aired on western radio.




Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Gỗ Lim | Gái Làng


Before her death from lupus in 2012, Nga Nhí fronted popular Vietnamese riot grrrl band Gỗ Lim.

Though they were together for only a year, they recorded one of the greatest albums of the genre, Gái Làng, an angular but sprawling sonic assault with nods to Gang of Four, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fugazi, Bikini Kill, and the more experimental end of Vietnamese hard rock and metal, but ultimately unlike anything before it.

I'm going to open tonight's Bodega Pop Live show with half a dozen tracks from this astonishing, bar-raising, ear-altering album, and I'd love for you to be there to hear it with me.

Bookmark the page and see you at 7:00 PM EDT tonight!

Friday, August 26, 2016

GIRLS TO THE FRONT



On Wednesday, August 31, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins three super-rawkin hours of anarcho-feminists, voodoo queens, bad-mouthed bitches, punk priestesses and riot grrrls from Asunción, Beijing, Cebu, Hà Nội, São Paulo, Singapore and beyond.



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I MIX WHAT I LIKE!


Bodega Pop Live is on the air in half an hour! Join us from 7-10 PM EDT tonight as we spin tracks on wax from Yunnan, Thailand, Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, and beyond.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

GAMES: Rio, Pokémon, Plunderphonics, Kew. Rhone.


This Wednesday, August 10, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio celebrates games of all kinds with three hours of Brazilian hip hop, select tracks from an ongoing Pokémon tribute project, a sample of our favorite moments in plunderphonics, and a generous helping from John Greaves, Peter Blegvad, and Lisa Herman's legendary Kew. Rhone. album (released on Virgin Records the same day as Never Mind the Bollocks). 

Bookmark the page and see you Wednesday night!

Monday, August 1, 2016

AMSTERDAM > LONDON


This Wednesday, August 3, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio returns from vacation with a thrill-packed mix of Dutch post-punk, Surinamese pop, South African hip hop, Indonesian rock and qasidah, British punk, jungle, grime and sound collage, and much more plucked from nearly a dozen music stores from Mokum to the Big Smoke.

Bookmark the page and see you Wednesday night!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bastille Day


This Wednesday, July 13, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio celebrates Bastille Day with three hours of French favorites and forgottens, from Anisette, C.O.M.A. and Guy Skornik, to Heldon, Lard-Free, and Les Nouveaux Riches.

Bookmark the page and see you Wednesday night!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Ya Layalit al Eid



This Wednesday, July 6, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio tips our hat to those celebrating Eid el-Fitr with three hours of religious + ecstatic music from Egypt, Indonesia, and Pakistan.







Saturday, June 25, 2016

OTHER MUSIC


On Wednesday, June 29, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio mourns the passing of one of my favorite record stores, ever, OTHER MUSIC, which closed its doors forever on Saturday, June 25. 


While I found most of the CDs I've collected over the last 20 years in immigrant-run bodegas and media stores, I often wound up at Other Music to poke about for things I wasn't going to stumble on in an Algerian meat & hookah shop or Burmese video & dry goods store.

American, British, and French music, yes, but mostly dozens of reissues and compilations of music from all over the world -- I knew I could count on Other Music to have the latest Sublime Frequencies, Dust-to-Digital, or Honest Jon's release, and they never disappointed. 

What's surprising, in retrospect, is all of the imported stuff I found there; last week, it was a mini-treasure trove of Thai hip-hop CDs imported from Thailand. (I have literally scoured every Thai grocery, electronics store, restaurant, and sweets shop from here to Portland looking for Joey Boy's 2004 EP Sorry I'm Happy, but where and when did I finally find it? Last week, Other Music. Yes! *fist pump*)

I was nowhere near the most adventurous nor the most prolific shopper at Other Music, but what I casually picked up over the last two decades has proven essential, thrilling, inspiring, life-affirming listening -- from the first thing I ever bought there, a then-new Raincoats live recording released on CD in 1998, to Alice Bag's debut album, Alice Bag, which I picked up on its official release date, literally yesterday. (Yes, they were still stocking the shelves with new product the day before they closed.)

If you live, or lived in New York, I don't need to tell you what a great place Other Music was. 

Was! God, it hurts to say that. Nothing, likely, will ever replace it. Not here, anyway, or not in Manhattan.

The once mighty Tower Records that occupied the entire block across the street from Other Music is now a Blink Fitness Gym. (I have nothing against gyms; I belong to one. I never go, but I nonetheless proudly belong.) I don't know what Other Music's much smaller space will become in the future -- though my money is on a juice bar. Because God knows when you finish rocking your Blink workout, you are one mother. fucking. parched. bitch. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Made in Taiwan


On Wednesday, June 22, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio takes you on a three-hour tour of Taiwanese pop, folk, post-rock, hip hop, indigenous / ethnic minority music, from Taipei to Kaohsiung City. 

Bookmark the page and see you Wednesday night!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Midnight at the Pera Palace | Turkish Oldies


WHO: Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio

WHAT: Spinning three hours of mostly early 20th Century Turkish music

WHEN: Wednesday, June 15, from 7-10 PM EDT

WHERE: http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/66975

WHY: We're reading Charles King's ridiculously entertaining book on Istanbul between the two World Wars and that seemed like a good enough excuse to play some of our favorite tracks from the dozens of CDs we've collected over the years from Uludag Video in Brooklyn and elsewhere.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

NEVER MIND THE ORIGINALS ...


This Wednesday, June 8, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins our all-time favorite cover version of every track on Never Mind the Bollocks ... Here's the Sex Pistols, in order. 

For the remaining two hours and change, we'll hear select tracks from our all-time favorite album of cover tunes in the world, and some of the most inventive covers of songs by a handful of our own favorite artists, some of your favorite artists, and absolutely nobody's favorite artists.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

SMASH HITS | BEST OF THE BODEGA


This FRIDAY, June 3, from 9 AM to 3 PM, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio fills in for thrillmaster DJs Doug Schulkind and Uncle Michael to bring you 6 solid hours of listener and DJ favorites from our first couple of years on the air.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Firas Abou Fakher | Mashrou' Leila


This Wednesday, June 1, from 7-10 PM EDT, guitarist Firas Abou Fakher, of Lebanon's legendary Mashrou' Leila, will join us in the studio to talk about the evolution of the band's music since they started playing in 2008, the Lebanese alt music scene they came out of and helped to define, and their first ever North American tour.

Much of the band's press has focused on their openly gay frontman Hamed Sinno, their frank lyrics, often satirizing the attitudes and oppressive tendencies of conservative politics and social mores in the middle east, and the controversies, bannings, and huge popularity that have been the result.

We may touch on these issues, but will focus mostly on the music, listening to tracks from their first, eponymous 2009 album, the 2011 EP El Hal Romancy, their breakout 2013 album Raasük, and their latest, last year's Ibn El Leil

Bookmark the page and see you Weds night!


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

PETER DOOLAN | MONRAKPLENGTHAI


For eight glorious years, since he first opened his doors to the public on October 8, 2008, our friend and colleague Peter Doolan has been sharing some of the most amazing Thai pop, soul & folk music we've ever heard via the legendary Monrakplengthai.

TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 25, from 7 to 10 PM EDT, Peter will join us in our humble studio to share some his favorite Thai, Lao, Burmese, and Egyptian tracks from his personal collection. 

Bookmark the page and see you tonight!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

NEUE DEUTSCHE WELLE


This Wednesday, May 18, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins three hours of deep cuts, hits, and forgotten tracks from the German-speaking world ca. 1977-89. 

Bookmark the page and see you Wednesday night!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

ALT.J-ROCK


TONIGHT, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spends some quality time with Boris, Guitar Vader, 54-71, Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her, Guitar Wolf, and Melt-Banana. 

Listen to the show and join the conversation

Friday, April 22, 2016

LA SOUTERRAINE


On Wednesday, April 27, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio celebrates France's grooviest record label, La Souterraine, with a three-hour tour of their finest moments, from an extended Aquaserge freak-out to Laetitia Sadier's cover of Serge Gainsbourg's weirdest song of all time.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

BALIGH HAMDI


Like Mohamed Abdel Wahab before him, Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi helped to modernize Arabic music, pushing at its boundaries through popular songs and music for film and television that sampled from western and other eastern ideas and instrumentation (saxophone, electric guitar, sitar, electronic keyboards) while steeped in the folkloric tradition he studied as a young adult.

Born in Cairo in 1931, Hamdi reputedly dedicated his life to becoming a composer before he was even a teen. He got his first major break in 1957 when Oum Kalthoum tracked him down through friend and fellow composer Muhammad Fawzi; Hamdi and Kalthoum collaborated on "Inta Feen wi-'l-Hubb Feen?" recorded in 1960 for Misrophon -- Hamdi subsequently wrote a new song for the diva nearly every year after that until her death in 1975.

Hamdi's work with Kalthoum was considered "light" in comparison to standbys Riad al-Sunbati and Zakariyya Ahmed, but Kalthoum knew that the younger composer brought her image a fresh appeal -- this is the period, after all, when electric guitarist Omar Khorshid became a permanent fixture of her orchestra. 

Hamdi worked with all of the other major singers of the time, from Shadia and Faiza Ahmed to Abdel Halim Hafez, for whom he wrote the enduring "Mahwood" and "Khosara Khosara," which was sampled decades later by Timbaland for Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin'" -- the subject of a highly publicized copyright battle with Hamdi's family. (His work has been sampled by artists across at least three continents.)

Hamdi continued to write for up and coming singers -- Najat al-Saghira, Sabah, Hani Shaker, Warda (to whom he was married for nearly a decade), Mayada el-Hennawy, and Latifa, supporting and in some cases launching their careers.

This Wednesday night, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio pays tribute to this towering figure of Arabic music, with a three-hour retrospective including rare live solo tracks, out of print collaborations and experimentation, and some of the hits that made him famous throughout the Arabic-speaking world.

Bookmark the page and see you Wednesday night!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

RAW POWER


On Wednesday, April 13, from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio loads up three hours of mind-blowing rare cassette tracks from Rwanda, living room recordings from Mauritania, folk, punk and post-punk from the former Yugoslavia, and 1980s hits from Indonesia.


Sunday, April 3, 2016

I WANNA BE YOUR BEATLES!!!


This Wednesday, April 6, from 7 to 10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio celebrates the most popular skiffle band of all time with a three-hour trip through some of the thrill-craziest covers, mashups, samples, forgeries, and flat-out ripoffs by would-be fifth Beatles from Buenos Aires, São Paulo, and Warsaw through Bangkok, Manila, and Tokyo. 

Bookmark the page and see you Wednesday night!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

THE THINNEST OF THREADS


Join me TONIGHT from 7-10 PM ET on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio for a three-hour sonic adventure you can unravel ... with your ears.

Listen to the show and join the conversation (starts at 7 PM sharp!)

Friday, March 18, 2016

Kraftwerk | YMO | Stereolab


On Wednesday, March 23, from 7 to 10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio will celebrate three of the most innovative electropop groups of all time -- Kraftwerk, Yellow Magic Orchestra, and Stereolab -- with an hour-long, career-spanning survey of each band's über-genki oeuvre. 

Bookmark the page and see you on Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CAMBODIAN BODEGA


Hear selections from this exclusive comp TONIGHT from 7-10 PM EDT on WFMU's Bodega Pop Live on Give the Drummer Radio when I'm joined by 100% Whatever's Mary Wing, who'll be bringing along some of her favorite synthpop to spin.

Over the years I've found more than 130 Khmer CDs in Cambodian bodegas and video stores from the Bronx to Portland and Seattle. For WFMU's 2016 Marathon, I compiled 20 of my favorite tracks from the 1960s to the 1990s -- *tracks you won't find on any other comp, anywhere* -- and it can be yours for a pledge of $75 or more.

I'll also be giving away 9 different CDs of thrill-packed music from Africa, Latin America, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Texas, USA; pledges of $20 or more get you in the running to win one (or more).

Listen to the show, join the conversation, and pledge to keep the mighty WFMU on the air in 2016!




Wednesday, March 2, 2016

YURI MOROZOV


On Wednesday, March 2, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio took a tour of the 70s and early 80s work of one of Soviet Russia's most thrilling and enigmatic figures: Yuri Morozov (aka Yury Morozov).


Russian studio engineer / music producer Yuri Morozov (Юрий Морозов, 1948 – 2006) led a series of not-so-secret double lives: he was also a poet, novelist, musician, singer-songwriter, composer, visual artist, and hippie scofflaw. He was not exactly Russia’s John Lennon, as some have claimed, although Lennon was one of many significant influences. He was Russia’s Lennon & McCartney, R. Stevie Moore, William Onyeabor, Bob Dylan, Konrad Plank, David Byrne, Captain Beefheart, Czesław Niemen, Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and David Bowie all wrapped up into one. 

Morozov recorded a reputed 60 albums—60 studio albums—the bulk of them in the 1970s and 80s, self-released and distributed magnitizdat-style. The earliest were recorded in his small, cluttered St. Petersburg apartment; these include the legendary Land of the Gnomes (1972), Cherry Orchard of Jimi Hendrix (1973) and Cretin Wedding (1976); beginning in 1977 he courted imprisonment by recording his work illegally, after hours, in the state-run studio where he worked. The next year he recorded the first of at least three album-length electronic music experiments—but rather than austere collections of purely synthesized chirps, bleeps and warbles, The Inexplicable (1978) and its follow-ups, Spells and Human Extinction (both 1979) were trippy psychedelic masterpieces with shrieking guitars, human grunts and squeals, and endlessly mutating and bizarre synth landscapes and textures.

Friday, February 19, 2016

JULISSA VALE


Brooklyn-bred drummer and percussionist Julissa Vale studied with Johnny “Mr. Boogaloo Blues” Colon and Jimmy Delgado, a journey that led her to perform with numerous artists, including Victor Jones, Mino Cinelu, and Tato Torres y Yerbabeuna. She has been artist in residence for several New York City colleges and hosts “On the Rocks with Jules” Mondays from 7 PM – 9 PM on KPISS.FM. Julissa visits the bodega on Wednesday, February 24, from 7 PM – 10 PM to share some of her grooviest tracks from Latin America.

Listen to the show in the archives

Monday, February 15, 2016

ALGERIANS


On Wednesday, February 15, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spun three hours of Algerian psych and progressive, Berber metal, Meghrebi rap, O.G. chioukhs and cheikhates, dark Kabylie folk, raw raï, Muslim oudists, and Jewish pianists.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CRAZY EIGHTIES


Three hours from a dozen albums by born-again Nigerian pop stars, queer Spanish filmmakers, American art world turntablists, Japanese punk poets, trans Turkish divas, and other krazy kids who helped make the decade worth revisiting. 

Listen to the show in the archives

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DRINKING ELECTRICITY


Three hours of forgotten American and European post-punk, hidden Iranian hip hop, exquisite Lebanese pop, and just enough Japanoise to set your teeth on edge.