During their 13 years on WFMU, Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster devised a virtual small town of fictional weirdos. Now they’re back with a studio of their own, a new box set, and a touring live act.
To help celebrate the return of The Best Show, the Reader asked Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster to revisit their first collaboration, the famous “Rock, Rot & Rule” sketch, which predated the show by several years—and still stands as one of the great moments in the history of trolling. Wurster played fictional blowhard Ronald Thomas […]
Current musical obsessions of Verma’s Whitney Johnson, Toupee’s Whitney Allen, and the Reader‘s Kevin Warwick
Current musical obsessions of the Numero Group’s head researcher, Reader staff writer Peter Margasak, and the Hideout’s talent buyer
The Touré-Raichel Collective vs. Music From Saharan Cellphones: foreigners make better music when they aren’t making it for you
“People tell me my music sounds like a combination of Vangelis and Burzum.”
Doug Schulkind, one of WFMU’s best DJs, shares his online buried treasures.
WFMU is (almost) ready to stream a Sonic Youth concert recorded this past July 4 at Battery Park.
Positive side effects of obsessing about records: A DJ at WFMU tracks down an amazing and obscure minimalist disco group.
WFMU streams live from this weekend’s All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in the Catskills.
WFMU’s streaming a killer concert Wednesday: the Ex with Getatchew Mekuria, Extra Golden, and the Either/Orchestra with Mahmoud Ahmed and Alemayehu Eshete, live in New York.
A look back at another tragedy from 2001.
Flipper is still plodding on, but how can they can compete with their early days?
Getting sucked into WFMU’s blog
Rock, Rot & Rule (Stereolaffs) Once I was like you. I used to read the reviews in this section and think, “How the hell did that guy get to be a rock critic? I know more about music than he does.” Then one morning in the summer of 1996 I decided it would be more […]