Wednesday, November 30, 2016


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


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.