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!
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.
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!
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!