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Hear The Straight Dope about The Mothers of Invention

Tune in tonight (May 22 2017) for Frank Uhle's presentation of a Frank Zappa interview from 1967.

Frank says:

In November 1967 WCBN DJ Joe Doll interviewed Frank Zappa for his pioneering Ann Arbor psychedelic-themed radio show "Strobe." All these years later he has found the tape of the 30-minute interview, and I am going to re-air it at 11pm this Monday, 5/22! It's a fascinating, slightly-contentious chat, which was taped at a Detroit head shop for added atmosphere.

The interview will be the centerpiece of a one-hour re-creation of "Strobe," using other vintage WCBN tapes Joe saved including amazing carts and commercials, a readback of campus events, and of course some early Mothers of Invention music.

Tune in Monday May 22 at 11pm at 88.3 FM or Wcbn.org to catch the extraordinary conversation between Joe Doll, fellow CBN'er Dave Pierce, and Frank Zappa, along with an atmospheric re-creation of WCBN 50 years ago.

Frank Uhle
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WCBN Presents: Water Hill Music Fest After Party

Join us on May 7th at 6pm for the Water Hill Music Festival After Party hosted by the Ann Arbor Distilling Company. Don't miss out on a chance to meet a stellar lineup of local musicians including Danny Kroha, The Wiccans, and The Royal Sweets.

Prison Reform Round Table

WCBN explores the flaws in our justice system pertaining to racial bias, women's rights and rights for prisoners after facing incarceration. Speakers include those from University of Michigan Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) and other students involved in making a difference in our justice system.

Внимание! Важное объявление!

Доброе утро, товарищи. Исполняющий работу день ожидает тех, кто наполнит их ночь сном. Все для одной страны для всех. Продолжайте следить за программами этой радиостанции. Они будут информировать вас о происходящих событиях.

clipping. on WCBN

Producers of clipping. Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson chat with The Lone Lobo about touring with The Flaming Lips, how Daveed Diggs' Hamilton career has impacted the group, and more. They're also joined by WCBN alum Kirsten Carey of Throwaway!

WCBN Presents Upcoming Shows at Ann Arbor Distilling Company

Following a great show by Danny Kroha last Saturday are a couple groups at the Ann Arbor Distilling Company you can't afford to miss!

APRIL 1, 2017 • 7:00 PM

T-Bone Paxton and the RJ Spangler Trio

Lifelong buddies RJ Spangler & Tbone Paxton started working together in 1980 with the dynamic Sun Messengers band. Since that time, Tbone has also become quite an engaging vocalist. The Great American Songbook: Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington & the Harlem Jive of Fats Waller as well as the proto jump/swing of Louis Jordan is part of each performance. Add some gut-bucket trombone & RJ’s experience with blues, swing and world jazz on drums and you have an idea what to expect at their shows.

APRIL 8, 2017 • 7:00 PM

Michael Hurtt and His Haunted Hearts

The Hearts’ patented Rock-A-Bayou Hillbilly style can be likened to a Southern gothic collision of the rural and the urban; the electrified string band sounds of Luke Thompson, Hunter Watts and Hollis Albin blending with a Cajun back beat.

 

ArtsX at UMMA Presents Spectra

Thu, 02/16/2017 (Unknown time)
Free
music
WCBN-sponsored

UMMA, in partnership with WCBN, invites performers to join in a night to share our voices with one another. Whether through tone, pitch, meter, or rhyme, spoken art and song express our humanity. This is an opportunity to explore together and celebrate the differences and similarities of our experiences. Realizing that we all exist in relation to one another along continuums…spectra.

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