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


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


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


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