Posted in music | tour dates on May 27, 2014

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The WFMU Record Fair is this weekend (May 30 - June 1) at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan (25th & Lex). They've released their live performance schedule that includes sets by Dan Melchior, Laura Cantrell (who used to have a show on WFMU), UK band The Flatmates (in for Popfest), a high-concept Pere Ubu cover band, and more. Full schedule and details are listed below.

Admission to the WFMU Record Fair is $7 per day or you can pay $25 which gets you early admission on Friday (5/30) and lets you in all three days. If you want in for less, you can get $2 off admission with a BrooklynVegan coupon, found below. Either print it out or show on your mobile device to redeem.

WFMU Record Fair schedule and BV discount coupon below...

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WFMU RECORD FAIR - 2014 LIVE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Friday, May 30:

3-6pm: Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt
Live broadcast from Fair

7-8pm: Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Live broadcast from Fair, with guests DJ ALF and Homeboy Sandman

8-9pm: Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine
Live broadcast from Fair

Saturday, May 31:

11am-1pm: The Michael Shelley Show
Live broadcast from Fair

3pm - 6pm: The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Live Broadcast from Fair, with performances by Dan Melchior (3:30) and The Flatmates (4:30).

Sunday, June 1:

2pm: Live performance by Laura Cantrell

5pm: Ubu Sings Ubu Band
Direct from the off-off Broadway hit, Ubu Sings Ubu Band plays the obscenely classic 70's songs of cult band Pere Ubu, as sung by the character Pere Ubu (Tony Torn) from Alfred Jarry's classically obscene play Ubu Roi. "Loud, inspired and more than a little deranged." - NY Times; "Splendid, enraged, hilarious and fucking well played" - Time Out New York

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Comments (49)

Cute.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | May 27, 2014 4:21 PM

Wait, I though music was free in the internet age?

Seriously though, you've got to question the intelligence of someone who collects obsolete
pieces of plastic and cardboard sleeves in 2014.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 4:36 PM

What if those obsolete pieces of plastic and cardboard can be sold for a reasonable profit in the future?

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 4:56 PM

^ See? Like I said....

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 4:58 PM

Or ... what if the aforementioned slabs o' plastic gave someone a great deal of pleasure listening to the music the way it was orginally released? There are so many ways in which the power of music impacts us all. Dearest 4:36PM, please don't be such a jackass and clutter this site with your closed-minded-ignorance. Thanks, babe.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 9:04 PM

4:36 nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 9:11 PM

@9:04

Music doesn't have anything to do with pieces of plastic and cardboard. Just ask any musician that's ever lived. Keep trying to buy your way out of the miserable hole in your heart though. I'm sure it'll work eventually. Y'know... once you own enough obsolete pieces of plastic and cardboard.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 9:29 PM


@9:29

Perhaps you should go back and read the comment again:

"gave someone a great deal of pleasure listening to the music the way it was orginally released?"

As in, the act of listening to it on vinyl or shellac reminded the listener of when they first heard the music so many years ago. Next time, please don't be so quick to want to insult. Slow your sweet ass down, read, comprehend and then, should you feel the need, open your filthy mouth upon trying to articulate a comment. Fucker.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 9:46 PM

4:36 = 9:11

try harder, darling.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 9:47 PM

I think the record collectors think it's going to get them laid.

They're, of course, wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 9:49 PM

LOL @ the wanting to hear the music the way it was originally released angle.

Too funny.

Just admit it is an attempt to buy your was into a kind of social relevance.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 9:51 PM

The best though is the NYC record collector. You have these craven nerds living in these tiny apartments, and half the space is taken up by cardboard and plastic. They schlep crates and crates of obsolete cardboard and plastic, from dump to dump, through the years. They could have every song on a device the size of their hand, but nope. And they spend THOUSANDS of dollars on this cardboard and plastic. )And the record collectors tend not to be the types that have it to spend.) There is something terribly wrong with them.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 10:11 PM

lol@ "the music the way it was orginally (sic) released?"

Those "records" bear little resemblance to the actual music as it was performed and played every night. Only a mind as small as yours could believe something so ridiculous. Oh, but it's nostalgia you say? Seriously, how much can an aging myopic loser be nostalgic about if he's still the same myopic loser he always was? lol, the good ol' days, right? Too funny.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 10:15 PM

^ Awww. Slow interwebs connection on your normal porn sites? Run out of Kleenex to clean up? Sweetheart, you're a small-minded, lonely boy.

LOL. 10:15pm craves the girls but can only get looks from the boyz.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 10:24 PM

Fuck, I though we put down that lame dog Grammar Nazi last night. I should have realized that a true sociopath has no sense of shame or embarrassment. Ain't that right, friend? Now you're onto vinyl? Why? Am? I? Not? Surprised?

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 10:30 PM

I heart WFMU so much! I do miss hearing The Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker, however. She would meld Xenakis with Andrew Bird without missing a beat. Have y'all ever heard when Yo La Tengo is on there during pledge time, and for a certain amount, you can request any song, and they'll perform it live. I have yet to hear them ever get stumped. That band is Wylie Coyote-style-super-fucking-genius! Anyway ... laterz, bitches.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 10:32 PM

So if I enjoy music originally released on 8-track, but i'm not proud or dumb enough to nostalgically cling to outdated technology, can I still enjoy the music? Yes, better.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 10:34 PM

Laura Jane Grace is a confused dude with a dick and a Y chromosome.

Can't get around Natural Law, Adolf. You of course don't believe in Natural Law since it dismisses your lifestyle. That makes you a pre-Enlightenment caveman. Ignoramus. I don't mean that in a bad way.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 10:38 PM

I think the nerd's theory is that the more records they own the more of a music expert or authority they are. The records are basically nerd muscle.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 10:42 PM

10:32 Wile E. Coyote was a stooge. He always failed. Your misreading of that as 'genius' says a lot about you.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 10:46 PM

^ And ........... your misreading that as being serious is pure idiocy. Congratulations, tool.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 10:48 PM

@ 10:38pm

That's a fascinating, scientific-based statement you gave going on there. Your grammar, however, is fairly horrendous. Had I been constructing that, starting off the second sentence by marking off your prep phrase would have been the ideal approach. Do you understand how to do that, kiddo? Beyond that, your cluster of comments is just, well, simply that. There's no cohesive flow to your collection of small-minded, brain blips. Come on, sweetheart. I know you can do better than that. Maybe put on your Real Estate CD to give you that sense of pussy power. Go for it, babe!

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 10:53 PM

"That's a fascinating, scientific-based statement you gave going on there."

whoops

You thrown in a 'cis' or two in there. Ya'know, for science.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 11:00 PM

I like to watch the record spin when I'm stoned. And that's reason enough.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 11:01 PM

^Here you go dogg. I'll save you a lot of time and money.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pinwheel-Party-Favors-4pk/35715762

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 11:08 PM

^ Asshat. you're as messed up as the dude who can't spell on here/

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2014 11:31 PM

I like to think that I have a pretty decent sound system on my computer, but I do like to buy certain new records that I'm really into. I would agree that if you have a really good digital system, then you're probably not missing much. Then again, putting on a record on my sl-1200 feels like an event. There's a certain body and gravitas(trying to avoid saying warmth, but obviously that's true as well) to the sound that you can't get from an mp3 or Spotify. You have this big cover in front of you, the liner notes. Everything seems to matter a little more. For everyone that treats music seriously and not as some disposable commodity, vinyl has plenty of value. CDs on the other hand, those can eat a stiff dick.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 9:47 AM

Oh so Grammar Fag likes Titus AND vinyl ...

why am I not surprised

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 9:50 AM

"Wait, I thought music was free in the internet age?" Only if you download illegally.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 10:33 AM

Grimes just release a 78. When you assholes are done googling what that is you should run out and buy it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 10:55 AM

I still use a rotary dial phone. Sure it's antiquated and obsolete. And of course, it's a tremendous waste of time. But I feel it gives my phone calls a a certain body and gravitas.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 11:05 AM

^ Dumb shit making a lazy joke with no thought or intelligence. Probably lives in Texas.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 11:08 AM

^truth hurts

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 11:14 AM

It's lazy and unintelligent because we're talking about the sound quality of music. Voice quality has never improved with phones, and has in fact gotten worse with cell phones unless you count wi-fi calling. Which again is irrelevant.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 11:33 AM

I'll be there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 11:40 AM

lol @ these people pretending it's about the sound quality of music.

No one believes that.

I think Albini took all of the air out of that hustle years ago.

Just admit that you want authority.

You can do it.

Baby steps.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 11:47 AM

I only listen to music on 5-1/4" floppy discs
My shit is tight yo

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 12:03 PM

lol @ the freaks whose most valuable asset is their record collection. Way to think that one through winners.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 12:11 PM

12:03 me too! But Shugart only!!! They sound so much warmer than Memorex, Burroughs et al.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 12:20 PM

I have trained the mice that live in the walls of my apartment to play instruments and perform my favorite jams live.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 12:35 PM

Reel to reel is the only want to listen to music, without a doubt

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 12:41 PM

^^
Everything here is two people trolling each other. The calling each other about how bad they just nailed it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 3:39 PM

I know Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 3:39 PM. Post city boyz don't understand contests.


Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | May 28, 2014 4:38 PM

Fruitcakes always think that being make-believe people makes them funny.

They would be wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 5:05 PM

C O O L

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 5:59 PM

Hey, maybe some people want to support music and have an artifact that actually appreciates in value. Don't knock it. Some people also like to feel some physical connection with the music. It's probably a fetishistic practice, but so are a large percentage of the things humans do. Go with it grasshopper.

WFMU is an actual national treasure that does more to celebrate popular music than anything in the metro area, so just go to support them. Serious. And stop being such a dick.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 7:42 PM

Grimes on Spotify on an iPhone ftw

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 7:46 PM

Grimes on Spotify on an iPhone is just plain sad. But it's also an apt description of Bushwick.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2014 9:04 PM

Best record show In the city

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2014 9:56 PM

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