10:00am – 12:00pm
Chris Kissel w/guest somesurprises – Contact Wave
Hosted by Los Angeles DJ and journalist Chris Kissel, Contact Wave enthusiastically celebrates the best experimental, avant garde, psychedelic, and off-the-grid music crafted in L.A. and beyond.
This week’s show features special guests Josh Medina and Natasha El-Sergany of somesurprises. somesurprises started as El-Sergany’s solo project in Charlottesville, Virginia in mid-2013, and was at first a Soundcloud page used for collecting the best or first takes of obsessive late-night spontaneous phone recordings of original and cover songs. The project draws inspiration from emotionally-resonant movie scores, lo-fi/shoegaze legends, and decades of heartbroken country, soul, pop, and folk music.
A move to Seattle in late 2013 introduced Natasha to kindhearted and talented folks in the underground experimental music community who counterintuitively gave her repeated opportunities to perform songs on the same bills as more abstract/”noise” musicians whose adventurous and egoless work consequently had a deep impact on her songwriting.
Throughout much of 2014 and 2015, she collaborated, performed, and recorded with harsh noise aficionado Samuel Henry (Plastic Boner Band) and gifted guitarist Dustin Williams (Mind Beams, ex-Stalebirth). In 2016 Natasha began performing with Josh Medina (Medina/Walsh), who adds warm atmospheric tones and effects on electric guitar. Later that year Nico Sophiea was added on drums and Andrew Scott Young on bass.
Natasha released a solo cassette called Voice Memos in 2016 via Happy Accident Records and teamed up with Josh to record a new album called Serious Dreams, released by Eiderdown Records in 2017.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Davina Two Bears – Indigenous Voice
Indigenous Voice provides a platform to share the unique traditional and contemporary music by Native Americans, American Indian, First Nations, Aboriginal, and other Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Music played will represent many Indigenous peoples and genres, like the contemporary folk music of Mohawk singer, Bear Fox, the “electronic pow wow” music of A Tribe Called Red, or the powerful lyrics of Sincangu Lakota rapper Frank Waln. Traditional music may include songs composed in Indigenous languages by such artists as the Navajo singer, Radmilla Cody, Alaskan Yup’ik teen, Byron Nicholai, or pow wow singers, such as Northern Cree. The spirit of Indigenous peoples is conveyed through their music, so listen in and experience the Indigenous Voice.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Zebulon FMR – Radio Zebulon
A music venue is usually all about reception, providing a physical place where audiences can come to receive musical transmissions from around the world. On this show, we’ll flip the switch and broadcast the sounds of Zebulon back to the world. We’ll be sharing recordings gathered over the ten years of our original incarnation in Brooklyn, alongside recent releases from musical friends and favorite works by inspirational artists – to be followed in the near future by weekly broadcasts from Zebulon’s new Los Angeles location.
Zebulon, a new center for artistic and cultural exchange, will be opening soon in Elysian Valley. Starting in early 2017, we hope you will join us at 2478 Fletcher Drive for community, food, drinks, music, film, theater and dancing. Until then, please listen in every Sunday to hear some of what’s in store…
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Joe Rihn – Audio Days
Audio Days are here. Cross-genre selections and conversations with the musically obsessed.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
McAllister and Kyle Art Threat – Please and Thank you
This show is a first date of a mixtape brought to you by two kindred spirits, a selection of new and old sounds brought together for your listening enjoyment. We hope you appreciate our awkward attempts to impress each other, two music nerds competing to curate a monthly blend of sounds for all the world to hear. From folk songs to post punk and everything in between, love is in the airwaves.