Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The Fall | 7-10 PM EDT

 


For our first show of Fall 2022, we dive into four decades of recordings by the most prolific band of the British post-punk movement.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

BANDE À PART | 7-10 PM EDT

 

TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, we focus on the music of exiles, loners, outsiders, rebels, and castaways.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Mom Reacts | 7-10 PM EDT

 


Regular listeners know that Gary's Mom likes to show up in the comments now and then and claims to "love everything Gary plays." Mom joins us live on air tonight for the three full hours; we'll see whether or not she's lying

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

African 78s Part 2: Central + East + South


From 7-10 PM EDT tonight on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, we spin early 20th Century recordings on 78 RPM records from Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa

Bookmark the page and see you at 7pm EDT!

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

SATISFACTION | 7-10 PM EDT

 


TONIGHT from 7-10 PM EDT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, we spin covers, samples, deconstructions, mash-ups, quotes, and mere mentions of the putatively greatest rock and roll song



Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Thrift Score | 7-10 PM EDT


Now in progress on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio: 50+ gobsmacking international vinyl gems found in our local thrift shop. Inspired by my stepfather Hal & his own thrift-store obsession. Hal is in the hospital. Thinking of him, mom and family tonight

Listen to the show now in progress

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Unpredictable Sounds: The Americas

 


TONIGHT from 7-10 PM EDT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio: Mexican & Chicano rock 'n' roll. Armenian jazz. An American-Egyptian collaboration. Chilean psychedelic. Immigrant songs from the dawn of recording history. Electronic Uruguayan folk. Hard rock from the Middle East. Progressive boogaloo. Early left-field hip-hop.


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

NIEMEN: The Psychedelic Years (1966-78) | 7-10 PM EDT

 


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, we spin our second three-hour tribute to Poland's greatest recording artist. This special episode focuses on Niemen's most psychedelic and experimental studio output of the 1960s and '70s.


Wednesday, July 6, 2022

FEARFULLY IN DANGER | 7-10 PM EDT

 


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio: Disquieting Venezuelan avant-electro-pop. Yugoslavian female hardcore. Russian apocalyptic industrial. Nigerian commentary on the general condition. Heartbreaking songs from the most distressing Indian film ever. South American riot grrrls. A Rastafari ritual. And Nico.


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Bodega Pop's Super-Lush Summer Solstice-ish Listening Party!

 

TONIGHT from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins unedited sides of ear-bending DIY, funk, hip-hop, new wave, psychedelic, surf, and synthpop LPs from Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Japan, Mali, Mexico, South Africa, and Singapore

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Ziad Rahbani | 7-10 PM EDT

 


Ziad Rahbani is Lebanon’s most famous living composer. The son of the legendary singer Fairuz, Rahbani began his career in his early teens. Beirut-born DJ Ernesto Chahoud and French label We Want Sounds have reissued a handful of Rahbani’s enduring albums recently, but this show will mostly concentrate on work by the composer that has yet to be published outside of the Arabic-speaking world.


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Chants Algériens | 7-10 PM EDT

 


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, Bodega Pop spins Algerian music on 45, cassette, and LP

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

London Is the Place for Me | 7-10 PM EDT

 


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, we spin African, African-American, Arabic, Asian, Caribbean, and Yiddish artists in the capital


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

From Mahraganat to Shaabi with special guest Andrew Simon

 


TONIGHT from 7-10 PM EDT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, Bodega Pop will be taking something of an audio tour of Andrew Simon’s new book Media of the Masses: Cassette Culture in Modern Egypt. Simon joins the broadcast (at approx. 7:30 pm)  to explore how Cairo street music mahraganat—and the official attempts to censor it—began decades earlier with shaabi, a form of folk music from northern Egypt, popular on cassette.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

On the DL: Stalking Duppi | 7-10 PM EDT

 


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, we'll listen to Japanese '80s underground from 45s, LPs, and flexi-discs downloaded from the late, great music blog, Stalking Duppi.



Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Asakawa Maki 1970-80 | 7-10 PM EDT

 


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, Bodega Pop spins an all-vinyl immersion into the first decade of Asakawa Maki (浅川マキ), one of Japan's most beloved underground singers, featuring some of her greatest folk, blues, jazz, and avant-garde tracks


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Every Day Is Record Store Day | 7-10 PM EDT

 


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio we spin recent-ish record store finds on vinyl from Benin, Brazil, Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Turkey, and Zambia


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

WORLD 2.0 | 7-10 PM EDT

 


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, we spin adventurous 21st century tracks from Brazil, China, Congo, East Turkistan, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Spain, Senegal, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, USA, Vietnam


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Third Unheard | 7-10 PM EDT

 

TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, we'll be spinning  leftfield sounds from Japanese women and East German men on vinyl. Libyan Tuareg and some other obscure North African stuff. Israeli-Yemenite funk and International folk. Connecticut hip hop.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

GROUP SOUNDS | NIGERIA

 


TONIGHT from 7-10 PM EDT, Bodega Pop on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins rock, soul, funk, afrobeat, and disco from Africa's most populous country


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

GROUP SOUNDS | JAMAICA

 


TONIGHT from 7-10 PM EDT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, Bodega Pop spins pioneers, stalwarts, harmonizers, ambassadors, session men, and one-hit wonders of soul, ska, rocksteady, reggae, disco, funk, lovers rock, and dub

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Music from a Millionaires' Playground | 7-10 PM EDT Tonight

 



TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio we spin vinyl from the Mediterranean. Tunisian traditional, Yugoslavian electronic, Egyptian noise, Greek dance, Moroccan folk, Israeli operatic, Algerian rai, Spanish DIY, Turkish Fuzz, Italian synth, Lebanese pop, French avant-garde, and more


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Marathon Week 2 | Stage Manage This!

 

7-10 PM EST TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, Bronwyn B (Acid Jazz Hands) joins Gary in the bodega to spin the kahrayzee musiq and give away prizes -- all to help raise $ to keep the world's greatest freeform radio station in the black and on the air!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Marathon Week #1: Jeff and Gary Wing It! | 7-10 PM

 


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, Destination:Out's Jeff Golick joins Gary to play random tracks from around the world and give away prizes and help raise money for the greatest freeform radio station on earth


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Back to the Bodega | 7-10 PM EST

 


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio we'll spin music from around the world found in New York City's mom & pop grocery, media, and variety stores. Ukrainian electronica, Cuban son, Vietnamese soul, Syrian lament, Bosnian protest, and more.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Bappi Lahiri (1952-2022)

 


7-10 PM tonight on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio: Crowned Bollywood’s “Disco King” in the 1980s, Bappi Lahiri was the only child of Bengali musical artists Aparesh and Bansuri Lahiri and the nephew of playback singer Kishore Kumar. Though best known for his upbeat hits written for Disco Dancer and Dance Dance, Lahiri’s oeuvre was as varied as anyone’s in the business, including romantic soundtracks for evergreen classics like Chalte Chalte. Lahiri passed away last Wednesday, and this three-hour tribute will honor the full spectrum of his output.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

What I listen to when you're not around

 



 
TONIGHT from 7-10 PM EST on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, we spin tracks on vinyl from Algeria, Angola, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, and Zambia

Bookmark the page and see you at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Lata (1929-2022) | 7-10 PM EST TONIGHT

 


Tonight on Bodega Pop on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio: South Asia lost its greatest voice on Sunday with the passing of revered Bollywood playback singer, Lata Mangeshkar. Lata’s career began before the partition and she continued to record, if sporadically, into the 21st century. This tribute will focus on her greatest tracks, from her first major hits of the late 1940s to rare but standout performances of the 1990s.


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Artifacts of the CD Era | 7-10 PM EST TONIGHT!

 


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, Bodega Pop spins highlights from Les Archives de la Musique Arabe, DJ Spooky's book-CDs, Sublime Frequencies' radio series, John Peel's failed U.S. invasion, and Shibuya-kei's world takeover.


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Elza Soares: My Name Is Now | 7-10 PM EST

 


In a career that spanned six decades, Brazilian vocalist Elza Soares, who died last Thursday at 91, released some three dozen culture-shifting albums, becoming a national icon and international superstar. This tribute will touch on a bit of everything, from her early samba and samba-soul records of the 1960s and '70s to lesser-known gems from the '80s and '90s to her innovative, Grammy-winning work of the 21st century.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

A-Sides + Asides | 7-10 PM EST

 

TONIGHT from 7-10 PM EST, Bodega Pop on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spins some favorite A-Sides ripped from our personal collection of LPs and cassettes from Japan, Nigeria, the United States, Lebanon, Poland, and Tanzania. Plus some gossip about those sides.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Dutch Masters | 7-10 PM EST

 


Join us TONIGHT from 7-10 PM EST on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio as we spin three hours of folk, funk, prog, psychedelic, and punk sounds from the Netherlands


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Cairo Cassette Shop | 7-10 PM EST

 


TONIGHT on Bodega Pop on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio we play al-jil, al-tarab, bedouin, commercial pop, music for television, shaabi, and sung poetry from our personal collection of Egyptian tapes. See you there?