When our DJs aren't out scaring neighborhood children with bloody claws, grotesque masks or their own personal frightwigs, they honor the calendar's scariest month by offering up dark musical sacrifices to their own personal gods. Abandon hope, all ye who enter here:
On Saturday, October 1st, Downtown Soulville's Mr. Fine Wine, along with his minions Jared, David G. & the Chairman spin with their very special guest CUT CHEMIST (Jurassic 5, "Brainfreeze," "Product Placement," etc.). 10PM-4AM at the apt, 519 West 14th Street, Manhattan. Only $10!
The last "purpose-built" Communication Breakdown podcast arrives Monday, October 3rd and features all the songs Chris T. sang with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia since the tradition began in 2001. Communication Breakdown first appeared two weeks after Aerial View went off the air and has featured music, rants, interviews and lots of filth. The one element missing is what made Aerial View so compelling: real-time communication (hence the "breakdown") with listeners on the phone. What's that crap about one door closing and another opening? If all goes well, beginning October 14th, Communication Breakdown will no longer be time-shifted but will join WFMU's new "Mayhem in the AM" web-only roster, streaming live 6 - 9AM Friday mornings. A portion of the 3-hour program will subsequently be excerpted for the new-style Communication Breakdown podcast. The best part of this new paradigm? The phones will once again be open, with listeners able to call in from all around the world! And the filth will remain: because it's a webcast, the FCC's got no horse in this race. Saddle up, suckers!
Dave the Spazz continues his long-running love-and-sweat fest at Union Pool, every Sunday night during the month of October. Union Pool is at 484 Union Street (at Meeker) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If you arrive early, there's no cover. Actually, there's no cover whenever you arrive (but you still have to pay for your beer).
People Like Us (Do or DIY) announces the People Like Us DVD Launch Party, featuring a special screening of the People Like Us DVD "Story Without End." The event will be held at the beautiful and luxurious Everyman Cinema Club in Hampstead, England, and will feature a live AV performance by People Like Us, plus film screenings and a DJ set by Rough Trade’s Simon Russell. Commissioned by Sonic Arts Network, the film uses footage from the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks, and addresses the ever changing technologies of the 20th century. Thursday, October 20th, from 8PM until 11PM at the Everyman Cinema Club, Hampstead. £5 admission. Tickets now available from www.sonicartsnetwork.org.
World of Echo's Dave Mandl will be participating in an art exhibition at Art Interactive in Cambridge, MA during the entire month of October. On Saturday, October 22nd, he'll be conducting a musical performance based on the computer game "The Game of Life," and is currently looking for performers (musicians and non-musicians welcome), so if you'll be in the area, and want to join the fun, please contact him.