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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tonight! | MAKE with the SHAKE | Thursdays at 8!

Starting tonight Make With The Shake with DJ Pat K goes weekly, spinning hair-raising rock & soul for discerning freeks every Thursday from 8-9pm EST! Tune into tonight's episode here and GET THE SHAKES!!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Billy Miller Forever Memorial Celebration

Saturday April 29 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg is a night you do not want to miss.

Billy Miller was a true rock'n'roll guru. Already a feverish record collector and zine writer he founded with his soul-mate Miriam Linna, Kicks magazine in the late 1970s. From there he formed the legendary groups The Zantees and The A-Bones. And if that wasn't enough for a rock'n'souler, he and Miriam opened up Norton Records, with the release of Hasil Adkins' "Out To Hunch" in 1986. He lived and breathed "fandom."

Friends and fans pay tribute to the man who paved the way...

Join in this Saturday in a shivaree for the ages! 

Featuring Lenny Kaye, Reigning Sound, Peter Zaremba, Roy Loney, Andy Shernoff, Mick Collins and so many more! 

All proceeds from this show go to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation

Buy your tickets here!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Gettin' High at the Fringe Factory!

GET HIGH with the Fringe Factory! This time we’re going to do it ALL..SONICALLY that is! With these rare tunes about getting' stoned, wasted, tripping' out, comin' on, sped up, shot up, wasted & then falling down for your 4-20 any day! And of course; it all starts with the Dealer, so there's songs about them too! Click & take a TRIP with DJ Vikki Vaden in her Rock-N-Roll Time Machine. Be careful though...because once you listen YOU JUST CAN'T STOP!

Playlist & player here in the WFMU archive:
or listen via the Fringe Factory Mixcloud page!

(this show originally aired 4/19/17 on WFMU Rock-N-Soul Ichiban)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

WFMU's 2017 Record Fair

Don't miss the WFMU Record Fair April 28-30 at the Brooklyn Expo Center!

Record dealers with their hot wax need your dollars. And it all helps support WFMU too!

Don't miss Saturday's live broadcasts from the fair featuring...

Live performances from Bloodshot Bill, Atlantic Thrills, Baby Shakes and Ronnie Fujiyama of the's!

Details here:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jean Thomas - Singer, Songwriter, Session girl Extraordinaire!

Jean Thomas unwittingly became one of the most heard voices in the early 60's girl group era - her sweet sounds with the teen style voice are those you often hear as the back up shooby doo wahs on so many girl group records, but Jean sang back ups for the guys too! Jean started as a solo artist, but soon came to the attention of Bob Crewe, who was putting together the Rag Dolls - his girl group answer to the 4 Seasons. Jean's high range and sweet sounds filled the bill for a falsetto lead, and she became the voice of the Rag Dolls, the Cheese Cakes, the Surfer Girls and so many more. She's also the voice behind Neil Diamond's earlier hits, the Beach Nuts and really too many more to count. You can read a lot more about Jean here! and also here and tune in to Crayons to Perfume! this evening at 7pm to hear Jean's voice.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Real Nitty Gritty -- tonight at 7 on ICHIBAN

Keep Your Mind On It -- The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00PM ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters! Then Whig Out! at 8:00
Playlist and pop up player here:

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sunday 11am | Pat K returns to DJ Roulette!

Tune in Sunday morning as DJ Pat K makes a return visit to "DJ Roulette" with a set of 100%-certified wigflippers from 11am-12pm EST! Get down with the WOW sound at point your antennae to!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Boys! Boys! Boys!

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Join the girls at 7pm today - Boys Boys Boys! Tune in right here:

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Our special guest today on the Whig Out! is Jorge Explosion from one of Ichiban's current fave groups, Los Munjitas del Fuzz - the Little Nuns of Fuzz - from Gijon, Spain - and we're also giving away TWO copies of Munjita del Fuzz most recent single, so be sure to tune in right here today at 8, right after the Real Nitty Gritty, to WIN! Now here's a little taste of these wild uh, uhrrr, women at the Funtastic Dracula Carnival!

DJ Roulette Presents: Border Beat!

Today on DJ Roulette, the new member of the Ichiban family!

We present Reyes Rodriguez, of Norton Records, with a fantastic set of South-Western and Mexican 45s!

Don't miss this at 11am!

Border Beat is here!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Fringe Factory w/guest Mike Brandon of The Mystery Lights!

Tonight The Fringe Factory Radio Show is back with DJ Vikki V and a guest interview with lead singer/guitarist Mike Brandon of the band The Mystery Lights! Also featuring brand new music from The Schizophonics, Try Umphs, The Routes, Paint Fumes & more!  Turn it up March 29th at 8pm ET or if you miss it you can listen the archive show after at

Girl Sounds - Crayons to Perfume!

Each week, Ichiban brings you an hour of girl sounds from the sixties on Crayons to Perfume! List at 7 on Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SHHHHH! Wordless Women, today on Crayons to Perfume!

Sometimes almost silent is golden! Today, the girls hum, scream, clap, sigh, moan, ooh , ahh , la la and make the most pleasant sounds on Wordless Women, a relaxing hour of 60s and early 70's groovy girls. Tune in here at 7pm:

Monday, March 20, 2017

RIP Chuck Berry

What can possibly be said about the father to us all...

He Wrote The Rock 'n' Roll Bible

RIP Chuck Berry


WFMU made our goal!

We thank everyone who pledged to Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban! You are the greatest. We would be nuthin' without ya!

YOU will save Rock 'n' Soul!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Real Nitty Gritty -- tonight at 7:00 + WHIG OUT at 8:00

It's the last day of the WFMU Marathon! Tune in to The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7PM to hear a whole mess of records. Anyone who pledges $20 or more during the show tonight gets the chance to win one of this week's prizes: -Kill 'em and Leave- James Brown biography by James McBride OR Norton Records Early Northwest Rockers & Instrumentals.
Pledge at to keep freeform corporate-free radio alive!

Mop Melting Whig Out!

Whig Out! with Mop Melting 60's and modern garage - tonight featuring the NEW version of the Sellwood's hit, City of People (originally by the Illusions), now with added JUNE on the Keyboards!

It's the last day of the WFMU Marathon and the Whig Out! is pulling out the stops! We've got our GRAND PRIZE package from HIDDEN VOLUME records, plus a handful of great 45's to give away so be sure to tune and of course PLEDGE to WIN! We're also giving our premium, premium track from Flyp Your Lid - our WFMU premium full of the Wyld and Whiggy sounds that start and end our show every week, a spin - it's an exclusive from the Reverberations out of Portland, Oregon and it's just gonna blow your little mind to bits so make sure you catch this week's show! Here's the link to tune in, at 8pm right after the Real Nitty Gritty!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fuzz Bomb Babes on Crayons to Perfume! at 7

Fuzz Bomb Babes - turning it up to 10, on today's Crayons to Perfume! Garage, Psych, ye-ye, and rock'n'roll dolls dig deep and dive in head first into a fizzy fountain of fuzz....I'll play some tracks from my WFMU Marathon Premium Fuzzy Bunnies, plus give away some CD prizes and the grand prize thanks to Sundazed Records, a copy of the Pleasure Seekers What A Way To Die vinyl LP. So tune in to rock out and to win!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Real Nitty Gritty WFMU Marathon Week 2

Tune in to The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7PM to hear the greasy slop and sleaze records you've become accustomed to. You can also pledge your support for WFMU by clicking on the widget at the top of our Playlist page: to keep freeform corporate-free radio alive! Anyone who pledges $20 or more during the show tonight gets the chance to win one of the great prizes we are giving away: Rock-n-Soul art by Lisa Petrucci and Melissa Jean Gibson. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

The Whig Out's Off The Hook!!

The WFMU Marathon is off the hook! and the Whig Out! is raising some cash for our beloved WFMU - one of the few freeform radio stations in the nation and one of the very few with no corporate sponsorship - and commercial free - so please pledge today and tune in Sunday, 8pm for some great prizes! Listen right here!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Fringe Factory Takes An International Time-Trip From 1966-2017!

It's MARATHON TIME again here at WFMU & The Fringe Factory! For this first marathon show DJ Vikki Vaden takes you on an International Time Trip thru the years 1966 to 2017! Stream it right here!  Hear 60s garage rarities from The Plagues, We the People, Five Americans, The Chessmen, Wool & more! Plus some brand new music from The Creation Factory, The Mad Caps, Las Munjitas Del Fuzz, Los Platillos Volantes, The Outta Sites and others inspired by killer 60s Garage, Psych & Fuzz! It's time to dig into those pockets, pick cool swag and make a pledge to support our parent station WFMU, the coolest and oldest freeform, non-commercial, listener-supported radio station on the Planet! Keep Radio Alive!! 

Lee's Ladies on Crayons to Perfume!

It's no secret, Lee Hazlewood loved the ladies, and today on Crayons to Perfume! the girls sing Lee's songs - either those he wrote or recorded - Ann Margret, Dusty, Dalida, Zebra - they're all here.... and great prizes are here as well! You can win one of three special Crayons to Perfume! CD's made up from listeners favorite shows so tune in at 7pm to pledge and to win while you pledge your support to WFMU, Rock'n'Soul Ichiban and of course, the GIRLS! I've also got a killer no filler WFMU Marathon premium - Fuzzy Bunnies! featuring 21 fuzzed out females from the 60's - garage, psych, ye ye & sunshine pop from France, Australia, Germany, Indonesia, South America, the USA and the UK.

thanks to Kim Silva for the front cover!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

What's Happening?!?! WFMU Marathon Week 1

Alright, it is time. The time it is. What time is that you say?

Time to raise dough, bread, scratch, cash, dinero, etc....

Tonite at 7PM, I will be joined by Mike Sin, of WFMU's Optical Sound and garage rock drumming legend!

Prizes to give away and a premium sized pledge will get you my 2017 premium.

What's Happening?!?! Sings For You

15 1960's tunes with the one man band of myself.

Join in Tuesday 7PM EST

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Marathon Time!!! The REAL NITTY GRITTY tonight at 7pm ET!

Tune in to The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7PM for your weekly dose of Greasy Slop and while you're there, make sure to pledge to WFMU! At the top of our Playlist page: there's a widget that makes pledging easy peasy! Anyone who pledges $20 and above during the show tonight gets the chance to win one of the great prizes we are giving away - the first 3 volumes of EARLY NORTHWEST ROCKERS & INSTRUMENTALS on Norton Records! Approve Of The Groove? PLEDGE!!!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

WFMU Marathon 2017!

The time it is today...

March 5th begins the WFMU marathon to keep us on the air! 

It's a mighty undertaking, but your WFMU Rock 'N Soul Ichiban DJs are ready!

Consider making a pledge to your favorite Ichiban program and get in the running for some fabulous prizes. 

Also our toppermost of the poppermost djs have created premiums that with a premium sized pledge, you automatically get one! 

The process is as quick as getting up to flip the 45 to the B side!

Take us to the top Johnny!

Click the handy widget at anytime

March 5th-19th

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Nothin' but T-R-O-U-B-L-E at the Fringe Factory!

Tonight at 8pm ET after Crayons To Perfume on WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban it's Nothin' but T-R-O-U-B-L-E with DJ Vikki Vaden at The Fringe Factory! Hear a brand spankin' new song from The Prefab Messiahs, Fogbound, plus The Music Machine, The Electric Prunes, The Schizophonics, The Woolly Bushmen & more! Rock Out with Your Psych-Out! Stream it on Live playlist, archive & comments here:

Fruity Frauleins on Crayons to Perfume!

More Kinky Cuties? No! Just some fresh, juicy and ripe girl group and female fronted r&b and soul goodness, with a little bit of pop and some jazz, all with loads of appeal! Hear it here, 7pm Wednesday on Ichiban!

Sunday, February 26, 2017


Wild Teens gather no moss here at the Whig Out! Tune in and turn on, Sunday at 8pm right after Pat K's Make with the Shake (filling in for The Real Nitty Gritty). We'll make you twist and we'll make you shout! Right here! Tune in!

Make With The Shake fills in for The Real Nitty Gritty, tonight at 7PM EST!

Tonight DJ Pat K & Make With The Shake fills in for the Real Nitty Gritty while Tania & Thomas take a powder this week. Tune in at 7PM EST for a dose of swinging soul & stomping garage, then don't forget to Whig Out at 8!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Field Tripping South with FringeFactory guests The Midnight Larks!

The Midnight Larks plan to stop in tonight to help spin & play some of their own songs never aired before plus DJ Vikki V salutes the other bands of Hidden Volume's Field Trip South Weekender with music by The Woggles, Ar-Kaics, The SubSonics, Hate Bombs, The Little Richards, The Belltowers & more! Tune in tonight Feb 22nd at 8pm ET to's Ichiban Stream!
Join the chat and view the live playlist during the show at: or listen to the archive there later!

Decca Darlings 5 on Crayons to Perfume!

The last of the Decca Darlings series airs today on Crayons to Perfume! with America Decca Girls on US Decca. Tune in at 7pm for a little bit of soul, some girl groups, a smidgen of country tinged pop and all the Decca Girl Goodness!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wow Wow Wow Whig Out!

Wow Wow Wow Whig Out! Tune in at 8pm Eastern, 4 Pacific for tonight's Whig Out! Right after The Real Nitty Gritty! We've got our usual heaping helping of garage topped off with some Dutch Beat, a sprinkling of psych and a dash of beat!

Traveling Soul

Be the first person to name the distribution company started by John Abbey for the Curtom Record Company out of Atlanta, Ga.  Winner will receive a copy of Traveling Soul The Life of Curtis Mayfield.  Written by Todd Mayfield with Travis Atria.  If you'd like to know who the people in the slideshow are, pick up a copy of the book.  It's fantastic.  Curtis Mayfield forever, Amen.

Mish Mash Real Nitty Gritty

Mish Mash record party with The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00PM ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters! then Whig Out! at 8:00
Playlist and pop up player here:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Heavy Distortions! Brand New Reverberations, Gentle Cycle, Fogbound & more on the Fringe Factory!

Tonight's The Fringe Factory Radio Show with DJ Vikki Vaden features brand spankin' new music from The Reverberations, The Gentle Cycle, Fogbound & more! Plus lots of fuzzy & groovy garage & pysch nuggets. Catch it at 8pm ET or the archived version after right here on the playlist page:

Georgia Girls on Crayons To Perfume!

Today it's the remarkable Georgia Girls on Crayons to Perfume! featuring Gladys Knight and the Pips, Sandy Gaye, Nancy Broom, the Ravenettes and many may more. Liz Lands was Georgia's Motown Girl in the 60's - under appreciated, she had a long road to the stardom she never really attained - a unique voice most suitable for the gospel and praise music she grew up singing, Liz turned to secular music as a way to become independent. There is a great interview with Liz below, make sure you check it out. She is a great character and had a very interesting life, including a stint as a Freedom singer for Martin Luther King. Tune in to Crayons to Perfume! today at 7pm for Georgia Girls, and then stay tuned for the Fringe Factory at 8.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day!

The Electras - Ten Steps To Love

Wilson Picket - Everybody Needs Someone To Love


Jean Shepard - Just Give Me Love

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Alright With Me!!! The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00PM ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN!

Alright With Me -- The Real Nitty Gritty -- tonight at 7:00PM ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters! then Whig Out! at 8:00
Playlist and pop up player here:

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Hidden Volume Field Trip South!

Attention all rock n roll freaks!

Are You Gonna Be There?!?!

February 24 and 25th in Orlando, Florida at Will's Pub is the place to be!

Baltimore's Hidden Volume, the impeccable label saving the garage-rock'n'roll scene for people like you and me, is throwing a party that'll be outta site!

Friday February 24
The Little Richards (San Diego)
The Hatebombs (Orlando)
Subsonics (Atlanta)
The Woolly Bushmen (Orlando)
The Wildtones (Orlando)
Little Sheba & the Shamans (Tampa)

Saturday February 25
Southern Culture On the Skids (Chapel Hill)
The Woggles (Atlanta)
The Ar-Kaics (Richmond)
The Schizophonics (San Diego)
Midnight Larks (Atlanta)
The Stents (Baltimore)
The BellTowers (Orlando)

WFMU Ichiban DJs Vikki Vaden, Dave Ewing and Matt Clarke spin the wax!

Will's Pub
1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, Florida

Buy your tickets now!

This Sunday on DJ Roulette, DJ Pat K returns with another edition of "Make With The Shake" from 11am to 12pm EST. Tune at (or via WFMU's swanky custom mobile app for iPhone or Android) for a Sunday morning dose of the finest 45rpm rock & soul hipshakers, guaranteed to scramble your eggs, burn your toast, and pop your percolator!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Penny Valentines Day! Crayons to Perfume!

Crayons to Perfume! is celebrating Penny Valentine, the first lady of rock journalism by playing the ladies she loved. In the mid-60's, Penny got her start reviewing records and conducting interviews with the beat and pop scene in the UK, eventually focusing a lot on her favorite soul artists of the US, helping them gain strong careers in the UK. You can read some of her articles from the 60's and 70's on the Rock's Back Pages website Tune in at 7 pm this evening to hear Penny's girls and even a record Penny cut herself!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Whig Out!

We're back again, today at 8pm, right after The Real Nitty Gritty (at 7pm) as always with wild garage, a touch of psych, a bit of jangle with Richard & The Young Lions, The Troggs, Electric Healing Sound, the Masonics, Painted Ship, and the Molochs plus many more! Check us out here at 8pm Eastern, 5 Pacific and then in the archive shortly afterwards.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Whig Out! Maximum Fuzz & Freaky Beats!

Hello Liz! Are you a freak? Rogues, Devil worshipers, junk food addicts, jive turkeys, and of course Hangmen all today on the Whig Out! at 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific right after a whompin' good time with the Real Nitty Gritty!

The Real Nitty Gritty! tonight at 7:00

PITTER PATTER -- hop & slop with The Real Nitty Gritty tonight at 7:00PM ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters! then Whig Out! at 8:00
Playlist and pop up player here:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

People! LET's FREAK OUT! at the Fringe Factory!

People...LET's FREAK OUT!! Time are changin' BUT there's a party in 1969 and you're invited! This week features more 60s underground garage, heavy headbangers & psychedelic sounds with J Vikki Vaden!  Playlist & comments here: 
Tune in and TURN IT UP!

Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Crayons to Perfume!

Today at 7 on Crayons to Perfume! It's the 4th in the Decca Darlings series with an hour of Goldie & The Gingerbreads! The Gingerbreads were one of the very first all-girl bands signed to a major label in the 60's which took them from the US to the UK and back again with records not only for Decca, but Fontana, Immediate and Atco too. We'll hear pre-Gingerbreads and also solo records from the girls as well. Tune in right here, and check out the Gingerbreads in action (singing a song they came to hate)!!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Anesthesia -- The Real Nitty Gritty!

Anesthesia -- The Real Nitty Gritty -- tonight at 7:00PM ET on WFMU's Rock-n-Soul ICHIBAN! Savage R&B, gutbucket blues, gruesome garage, sweaty soul, greasy rockabilly & sleazy instrotrash platters! then Whig Out! at 8:00
Playlist and pop up player here:

Put Yer Dukes Up! and Whig Out!

Southern California vs Northern California today on the Whig Out! Tune in at 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific right here right after The Real Nitty Gritty and dig the Harbinger Complex, Rubber Maze, The Hurricanes and many more plus freak-outs and some jangle!

Here's a great folk-rocker from Northern California's Knightriders

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

International Decca Girls at 7pm on Crayons to Perfume!

Today, as part of a series of shows dedicated to the Darlings of Decca, it's International Girls with some girl group sounds, garage-y numbers & quirky weirdness featuring schlager swingers, ye ye yummies, and beat babes from all over the world. If you missed the first two segments, check out the Crayons to Perfume! archive and tune in here at 7pm for International Decca Darlings.