WFMU is takin' the act on the road! On Saturday, April 28th, we'll be staging a freeform styled invasion of Brooklyn's wonderful Southpaw nightclub. On the evening's menu will be live sets from The Major Stars, Jonathan Kane's February, Flaming Fire, and DJ/Rupture (w/ accompanying video by Daniel Perlin). Admission will be free!
Ehh, wouldja dance that back to me, pilgrim?
Yes indeed, this event will be the kickoff for a multi-part series of WFMU-sponsored FREE live music events to be held in the city over the coming months. We're desperately excited to be stepping back into the realm of live music events, and even more excited to be working with such an incredible lineup of artists. We'll be spotlighting each of the performers here on the blog in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for further developments, all of which will be announced on the air, on the WFMU homepage, and right here on BoTB. Mark your calendars and saddle up, folks. This'll definitely be one for the record books, and I ain't talkin' about Trouser Press.
The Free Music Series is being made possible through a grant that WFMU received from the New York State Music Fund, which was set up by New York Governor Elliott Spitzer. The fund's goal is to help creatively-minded artists who are not afforded the same opportunities for exposure that bands with the backing of commercial radio, slick-talking industry insiders, and major record labels are. In fact, it's some of those same major labels who were found to be engaging in payola to drum up airplay for their various flavor-of-the-moment acts. The subsequent fines paid by said labels were collected by the NYSMF, and have been deployed to non-profit arts organizations like us to promote the kind of independent musicians that we feel a special artistic kinship with. We're extremely proud to have assembled such a dizzying collection of top-notch performers, all of whom bring wildly different yet perfectly complementary sounds to the bill. If you're a fan of what this radio station does, you'll want to make attendance your weekend's top priority.
Although admission to this event will be free, there are no advanced tickets available. Admission will be first come, first served on the evening of the show. Southpaw is located at 125 5th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. 18+ to enter, 8 PM doors.
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