With the beginning of March being hogged by your dual fascinations with A) the WFMU Marathon, and B) the poor fashion decisions of the Academy Award pre-game shows, it's hard to envision anything rolling along that'd be impressive or important enough to tear our attentions away for even a few moments. But imagine for a moment, if you will, the many dances with possibility to be offered for this most glorious National Frozen Foods month...
Recently moustachioed WFMU webstream kingpin John Allen moonlights as axeman supreme for the gallery-hoppin' NYC artrock combo Maxi Geil! & Playcolt, and you can catch the band's headlining slot at Northsix (Brooklyn) on March 12th. You can download a couple of MP3s from their debut album here, or scan through WFMU's index of playlists featuring the band, and click your way through to hear even more in Real Player. You'll be knockin' 'em out in Chelsea in no time. Bear in mind, however, that this event takes place opposite of WFMU's 6th annual performance of the Hoof n' Mouth Sinfonia, so I guess that means John won't be gracing us with another brilliant demolition of a Boz Scaggs tune, but rest assured that he'll be back at ya on the webstreams come 6 AM Monday morning.
Cherry Blossom Clinic hostess Terre T will be spinning the wheels of vegetarian veal on March 4th at the Pussycat Lounge (96 Greenwich, at Rector -- 2nd floor), inbetween and after live sets from Garage Shocker bands including The Black Hollies, Holmes, The Insomniacs, and Creatures of the Golden Dawn. There's a 10 buck cover, and you must be 21 to enter.
Also spinning and grinning this month are Dave the Spazz, who holds forth with the rock n' roll platters every Sunday at Union Pool, just under the BQE in Brooklyn, and Mr. Finewine, who brings the soul 45s with style and efficiency every Wednesday at Manhattan's Botanica. Finewine will also be spreading the good news from his 45 box like some kind of wax-wielding traveling salesman on March 17th at Royal Oak's Horse River Social soul party.
Finally, WFMU's Antique Phonograph Music Program got a great writeup in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Star-Telegram (of all places!) for program host Mac's podcasting efforts. The program, which highlights some of the earliest recorded sounds (in some cases recorded on actual Edison cylinders) has found a huge audience in the podcast realm, as has WFMU's other scratchy-record fave, Thomas Edison's Attic, with both programs collecting thousands of downloads a month. You can read the whole article here, and find out all you need to know about the rest of WFMU's myriad podcasts here.