Tuesday, December 10, 2013
WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC
and streaming live at http://stream.wbai.org/


The preemptions, partial preemptions, schedule changes, whining, begging, cajoling, etc. have all ended! Thump and Growl has returned to Tuesdays 10-noon. For now. Tune in, why don't ya?

Sad Programming Change

Unfortunate news from the "War is hell... even on music" department: We've just been told that due to the US action against Syria, weekday music programming at WBAI will be cut down to 11-noon beginning this Monday, Sept 9th, with the suggestion that the morning music strip may be on its way out altogether.

Due to the fact that we'll now be following a rebroadcast of something which aired hours earlier, and this will happen without an opportunity to announce the change to our listeners, I imagine my audience will drop to, well, the trusty handful who're reading this message. But I'll continue to ride the bucking bronco that is 'BAI as long as I can. Even though the buck-speed has been turned up to eleven.

I still love the fuck outta the place.

Thanks, as always, for your support, Folks. If you're interested in keeping up with my radio future (or lack thereof), I strongly urge you to join the Thump and Growl Facebook group. I'm now gonna sit down with a bag of sweet pea crisps, put on my headphones, and listen to the entire Cake discography in chronological order and at tremendous volume, and hope this has all disappeared by the end.

The Best of Thump and Growl, Volume 5

The Summer Fund Drive episode of Thump and Growl (complete with cliffhanger) is happening July 30th, where our gift to you for supporting WBAI will be The Best of Thump and Growl, Volume 5! New to the show, or just now recovering from a two-and-a-half-year long dialing finger injury? Don't fret. You'll be able to snag volumes 1 through 4, as well. Artists are daily being added to the line-up. Don't miss this one, mmmkay? 65% of life's mysteries will be answered on Tuesday the 30th, 10-noon.

Thump and Growl Summer Fundraiser
10-noon, Tuesday, July 30, 2013
WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC and streaming at http://wbai.org

UPDATE: I'm still tracking down musicians, many of whom are hiding like truffles. Participating artists so far include Red Baraat, The Coup, Kate Nash, Luna, Lilacs & Champagne, Maia Vidal, OK Star Orchestra, The Cannanes, Greg Brown, Kaleidoscope Jukebox, Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra, and my new favorite band Blue Gene, who wanted to know how the hell I found ‘em. Deets are still being worked out with some other big probablies.

~ Kimberly

PS: I call dibs on the future band name Big Probablies. 

Fall Fund Drive Episode With Thrilling Cliffhanger!

Bursting with the tastiest from recent episodes, The Best of Thump and Growl, Volume 4 includes tracks by:

The Mutts
Hearts of Darkness
Menahan Street Band
Washed Out
Marco Benevento
Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra
Hugh Masekela and the Union of South Africa
Hot Peas and Butta feat. Big Pimp Jones
Magnolia Electric Co.
Sixth Finger, Beat Inc.
Charles Walker Band
Mighty Tiny
Quantic and his Combo Barbaro

But wait!  This volume includes not one pimp, but two!  (No foolin'.)  NOW how much would you pay?  The CD is our gift to you for your pledge of 50 bucks or more.  And for the first time, we're offering volumes 1-4, a 5-disc set, bundled for a pledge of $125.  You wanna know stuff other people don't know, right?  Plus, there's a live drawing for concert tickets, CDs, and wicked-ass attire.

Thump and Growl Fall Fundraising Show
10-noon, Tuesday 10/2/2012
WBAI 99.5 fm in NYC
and streaming at http://wbai.org
Pledge Line: (212) 209-2950

Tune in, call up, plunk down.

Saluting Mark Sandman on his 60th

Morphine's Mark Sandman would've hated to have his 60th Birthday recognized.  But Thump and Growl is doing it anyway.  With music from Morphine's discography and Sandman's solo work, as well as from incarnations which came both before and after: Treat Her Right, Orchestra Morphine, Jeff Robinson Trio and Dana Colley, Bourbon Princess, Twinemen, Ever-Expanding Elastic Waste Band, Either/Orchestra, A.K.A.C.O.D., and others launched or influenced by Sandman's career. We'll also hear some unreleased material and a Morphine cover or two.  That'd really piss him off.

Thump and Growl
10-noon, Tuesday, 9/18/2012
WBAI 99.5 fm in NYC
and streaming live at wbai.org

The Best of Thump and Growl, Volume 3

This thing is bursting at the silvery seams with tasty tunes.  See how it looks all infected?  It's throbbing with thumpy, growly music by:

Johnny Dowd
Giant Sand
Seu Jorge and Almaz
The Jolly Boys
Mary Gauthier
Stephin Merritt and The 6ths with Katherine Whalen of Squirrel Nut Zippers
Baba Sissoko
Annie Ross
Moon Hooch
Sublunar Minds
Julia Haltigan
Skintologists featuring Kerieva
Adrian Younge with Calibro 35 and Shawn Lee
The Moto-Gators
the late great Mark Sandman
and more  

Snag a copy for y'self, our gift to you for your pledge of support to WBAI and Thump and Growl.

Thump and Growl Summer Fundraising Show
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC
and streaming at wbai.org

Call (212) 209-2950 to pledge during the show, and when the phone volunteer asks if I may read your name on the air, be a freakin' daredevil and say yes.  (Give 'em your email address, too.  I wanna thank you personally.)

The Occupy Thump and Growl Performance Special!

Hiya, Kids.  Tune in Tuesday, May 8th for the Occupy Thump and Growl fundraising special, where I'll be spinning tracks from the upcoming release, Occupy This Album, and making the 4-disc set (including Willie Nelson, Mogwai, Jackson Browne, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Yo La Tengo, Thievery Corporation) available to you for a pledge of $50 or more.  Double it and we'll add a pair of passes to Tuesday evening's release party at City Winery, where the performers include Michael Moore.  Singing.  Not only will you be saving money ($140 value), but you'll be helping to keep alternative radio alive.


Joining me in the studio will be producer Jason Samel along with the following artists from the 76-track album:

Angels Of Vice
Jennie Arnau
Mike Rimbaud
Ace Reporter
Los Cintron
Greg Smith and the Broken English
John Butler Trio(ish)
Aeroplane Pageant
Dylan Chambers and his father Lester Chambers of the Chambers Brothers

...and we're still working out arrangements with a few more artists I'm VERY excited about hosting.

Thump and Growl
Tuesday 5/8/12
WBAI 99.5 fm in NYC and streaming at http://stream.wbai.org

Call (212) 209-2950 to pledge during the show, and let the phone volunteer know whether you're cool with having your name read on the air.  See ya then!

Fat Tuesday Fundraising Special!

This week Thump and Growl becomes PLUMP and Growl as we salute the day with a T&G Fat Tuesday music mix celebrating all things embonpoint. The custom compilation is our gift to you for pledging your support to WBAI. Tune in live and pledge to help keep the freeform sounds of independent radio alive. Aaaaand to snag your Fat Tuesday CD. It's gonna be SO FAT.

Participating artists include:

Root Boy Slim
Eddie Mack
G Love
Savannah Churchill
David "Honeyboy" Edwards
Dirty Dubsters
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Alana Bridgewater
Roy Milton
Richard Cheese
Mississippi Gabe Carter
Candye Kane
Troy Underwood
The D.A.
Kermit Ruffins
The MarchFourth Marching Band

Thump and Growl (and jiggle)
Tuesday, February 21st
10am-noon Eastern
WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC
and streaming at http://stream.wbai.org/

Call (212) 209-2950 during the show to pledge, and when the phone volunteer asks whether I may read your name on the air, give 'em a big, fat yes.

NEW: Can't call in during the show? You now may pledge for the premium at http://www.give2wbai.org/product_p/oc0486.htm

If you'd like to make an online donation which doesn't involve a thank-you gift, you may do so by going to http://wbai.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9898&Itemid=154 and selecting your desired amount, then from the pull-down menu, hit "Thump and Growl."

Thanks, Peeps!