I’m currently knee-deep in writing the liner notes for an enormous 60s girl-pop project, and have thus sworn off most DJ gigs + nightlife for October / November, but I’ve got two gigs coming up this week that I wanted to tell you about.
This Thursday October 20th from 7pm-10pm, Frangry + Michele of WFMU’s Shut Up Weirdo will be throwing a meet-up party at the beautiful mid-century-inspired cocktail bar, El Cortez, 17 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn. I’ll be spinning 45s along with WFMU DJs Gaylord Fields and Duane Harriot. Check out the flyer below and the facebook event is here.
And the following evening, Friday October 21st from 10pm – 4am, I’ll be hosting my regular sexy ’60s rock n’ roll party Sh-Boom! and my guest will be the ever-classy rock n’ roll DJ Matt Clarke (of The Above, Quitty and the Don’ts + WFMU’s What’s Happening!?!? with Matt M.). Plus the razzling dazzling go-go star Anna C Cabanna, projections of vintage erotica to keep you hot n’ bothered and soul, garage, girl-pop R&B 45s spinning all night long. 10pm – 4am + free! Here’s the Facebook invite.
Also, WFMU just lost its regular 6am-9am morning programming, JM in the AM, which means a sizeable chunk of our funding will be gone once JM in the AM goes off the air on December 1st. So during the month of October we’re very quietly asking for pledges to help keep the station running during the winter. We’ve got two new WFMU t-shirts as incentives and if any of you missed out on my WFMU 2016 marathon premium—Go Go! Mini Mini! Ye Ye! Groovy Japanese Girl Pop 1958-1971—a $100 pledge will get you a copy of that (as well as a t-shirt).
You can pledge directly to Sophisticated Boom Boom by clicking on the link below:
Thanks for supporting the radio station that survives solely because of listener support!
And lastly, if you regularly tune into Sophisticated Boom Boom, you know that I am completely mad about Los Angeles-based artist Kadhja Bonet. She is the best new artist I’ve heard in years (what a voice!) and the artist I’m most keen to have on my show. And I’ve completely lucked out because it’s happening this week! Kadhja Bonet is going to be playing live on Sophisticated Boom Boom this Friday October 21st at 3:30pm. And I can’t friggin’ wait!!! If any of you New Yorkers like what you hear, you’ll be able to catch her live on Saturday October 22nd at the Greene Space, as part of a Live Wire Radio event. Details can be found here.
I hope you’ll tune in!