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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!