An experiment in form, this month's off-mic news is brought to you in scintillating digest form, for easy perusal and utility. We talk enough as it is.
* WFMU DJs Plucking, Spinning, and Grinning About Town... and Beyond
Music and Program Director Brian Turner will be manning the wheels of steel in Los Angeles at Arthur Magazine's Arthur Nights Festival, happening October 19-22 at the Palace Theaster, 630 S.
Broadway in Downtown L.A. The fest includes appearances by Bert Jansch, the Watts Prophets, Devendra Banhart, Tav Falco and the Unapproachable Panther Burns, Boris, Sun Ra Arkestra, Om, Money Mark, Six Organs of Admittance, Michael Hurley, Comets On Fire, and more. Other DJs include the Dublab crew from L.A. as well as the Numero Group label folks. Arthur's website has the full skinny as well as links to buy tickets. While visiting the lovely left coast, Brian will also be DJing on Friday, October 13th at the Hank IV release party at the Elbo Room, 647 Valencia Street, in San Francisco's Mission district.
Also, it would do all you locals well to be advised that Gaylord Fields will be backed up by Norton Records superstars The A-Bones at Union Pool (484 Union St. in Williamsberg, Brooklyn) on Wednesday, October 11th right alongside Andre "Mr. Rhythm" Williams. The internet tells of a similar event taking place several days later far across the sea, but Gaylord has been unavailable for comment.
Downtown Soulville's Mr. Fine Wine is assuredly manning the decks across Yurp this month. See him in Germany on the 14th, in Plymouth UK on the 18th, in London (Madame JoJo's on the 20th, and then at the Perseverence Pub on the 21st). Closer to home, he'll also be setting hindquarters into motion at Botanica (47 East Houston Street) every Wednesday at 10 pm EXCEPT wednesday the 18th, for...uhhh, geographical reasons that should be apparent if you were paying attention for the duration of this paragraph.
Also appearing cityside in the coming weeks is WFMU's Hatch and his band Charter Oak. They'll be playing with Christy & Emily, The Winter Pageant, and Paul Duncan on October 25th at Tonic -- the band's first show in six months. Buy the bassist a beer and tell him how delighted to hear him in his new timeslot (Tuesday mornings, 9 AM - noon.)
Finally, trooper that he is, Dave the Spazz continues his assault on all auditory senses every Sunday night at Union Pool, but will also be tearing it up with The Yams on October 27th at Trash Bar (256 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.) Also on the bill are World War IX, The Bullys, Blackout Shoppers, and The Deacons.