Wednesday, June 24, 2009

FFFreakout #168 (Aired on 6/25/09)

Real Estate - Beach Comber
Pill Wonder - Wishing Whale
Ducktails - Backyards
The Shadow Ring - Apricot Rat
The Intelligence - Tower
The Deviants - Let's Loot the Supermarket
David Blue - It Tastes Like Candy
Chrome - TV As Eyes
Dengue Fever - We Were Gonna
Scott Walker - Jean the Machine
Cheer Accident - According to the Spiral
Baja - Graph-Vlak
Blank Dogs - The Things
Sun City Girls - Cigar-Shaped Moonlight
Ex-Models - The Fun System
Bill Fay - We Have Laid Here
Alvarius B. - Deader Gentlemen

Nora from The Dirty Birds joined us on today's show. We exchanged sets of music and discussed our mutual affection for the Sun City Girls and Sir Richard Bishop, whom will be performing at the 7th St. Entry in Minneapolis this Saturday. Here's some recent footage of Sir Richard Bishop performing material from his new album on Drag City called The Freak of Araby:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

FFFreakout #167 (Aired on 6/17/09)

Sonic Youth - Antenna
Spinal Tap - Sex Farm (Funky Version)
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Prince - Mountains
Moby - Run On
Blank Dogs - No Compass
Michael Hurley - Eyes Eyes
Pumice - Pebbles
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Sometimes
Ween - Take Me Away
Meat Puppets - Blanket of Weeds
Dinosaur Jr. - Little Fury Things
Minutemen - This Ain't No Picnic
They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng
Kid Thomas - Rockin' This Joint To-Nite

The Meat Puppets, feature all the original members, will be playing at The What's Up Lounge here in Mankato on July 9 in support of their new full-length. Should be a great show.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

FFFreakout #166 (Aired on 6/10/09)

Akron Family - Everyone is Guilty
Papercuts - Future Primitive
The Heptones - Make Up Your Mind
Eight Minutes - Here's Some Dances
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Drum Thunder Suite
PJ Harvey - White Chalk
Nodzzz - In the City (Contact High)(demo)
Beat Happening - What's Important
The Wipers - Return of the Rat
The Verlaines - Pyromaniac
Suicide - Johnny
Strategy - Can't Roll Back
Dum Dum Girls - Brite Futures
Mark Sultan - Two Left Feet
25 Cents - The Witch
Ponies in the Surf - Walkin' in the City
(Outro Music: Augustus Pablo meets the Upsetter - Vibrate On)

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

FFFreakout #165 (Aired on 6/4/09)

Sylvia Hall - Don't Touch That Thing
Wet Hair - Ordinary Lives
Russian Tsarlag - I Know David
Love Is All - Make Out Fall Out
Abner Jay - I Wanna Job**
Meatballs O.S.T. - Are You Ready for the Summer
Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You (live on Conan O'Brien Show)
The Damned - New Rose
Alternative TV - Action Time Vision
Zola Jesus - Clay Bodies**
Tortoise - Eden 2
Carl Simmons - Scotty Guffy Sings**
Ween - The Mollusk (live at First Avenue)
Lou Snider & The World's Most Dangerous Polka Band - Danke Schoen
Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock
Jim Backus - Delicious

The tracks marked ** came from an excellent compilation that came with the new Yeti #7, one of the best music/art/literature publications in print. Here the are specifics for this issue:

"On the 80-minute CD: rare/previously unreleased music from: Grouper, Abner Jay, Dum Dum Girls, Wooden Shjips, Dutchess and the Duke, Jacuzzi Boys, the Great Unwashed, Nodzzz, Zola Jesus, Crystal Stilts, Finally Punk, 39 Clocks, the Bible Aires Spiritual Singers, Fresh + Onlys, Moon Duo (an awesome W. Shjips "offshoot" band), Explode Into Colors, Limes, Eternal Tapestry, Woods, Christmas Island, some Jamaican gospel -- and yes. even more. Probably the best CD we've ever done.

Inside the 200-page book: Joe Brainard's remarkable book cover designs, a rare manuscript by Abner Jay detailing his time at the antebellum-fetishizing Stepehen Foster Center in Florida, Grouper talking to Ilyas Ahmed, the life and work of poet/educator Nancy Dupree, comics by clients at Portland's Full Life center for developmentally disabled adults, drawings by J. Bradley Earl of Woods, and the music of Black Twig Pickers and Jack Rose. Plus interviews with artist Jim Woodring, author Lynne Tillman, SF-based band the Nodzzz, author/screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer, also SF-based band the Wooden Shjips, and fiction by Mimi Lipson. Contributors include Erik Davis, Doug Elliott, Justin Farrar, Ross Simonini, Sara Jaffe, Kevin Elliott, Jesse Studenberg, and Michael Neault."