FFFreakout #557-558

April has arrived and there are some great things happening locally this month that have us pretty exited. Next weekend, on April 15th & 16th, the 10th annual Post-Holiday Extravaganza is taking place in Mankato. This event, headed up by the non-profit group Midwest Art Catalyst, includes an art raffle, silent auction, bake sale, beer,…

FFFoxy Podcast #95

On this installment of the FFFoxy Podcast show, we get back to combing through a bunch of new releases and notable reissues that have arrived in the mailbox over the past month. There is A LOT of really top-notch material this time around, so much so that I had to hold off on playing a…

FFFreakout #553-556

So, here’s what has been happening on the weekly Free Form Freakout show over the past four weeks. In that time span, we started off by observing the sad passing of Hideo Ikeezumi, founder of the legendary Japanese experimental music label P.S.F. Records, and we moved through some busy weeks with shows that were peppered…

FFFoxy Podcast #94: The Helen Scarsdale Agency feature

On this installment of the FFFoxy Podcast show I delve into the world of The Helen Scarsdale Agency, the superbly curated label run by sound artist Jim Haynes since 2003. The label’s stellar catalog features artists from around the world working with unique approaches to sound art, drone, and otherwise experimental composition, including Omit, Robert…

FFFreakout #550-552

Three more weeks have passed and three more FFF shows are in the can. During that time we went from record breaking warm weather to buzzworthy blizzard warnings, from brand new releases to recent bargain bin finds, from scuzzy lo-fi rockers to delicate drone folk drift, from Pumice to Parsons and plenty more. Thanks for…

FFFoxy Podcast #93

On this episode of the show, I played a bunch of music that I picked up on a recent record store expedition to Minneapolis that I went on with a group of fellow KMSU hosts and listeners. In what has become an annual adventure, we hit up several record stores (and had a few drinks…

FFFreakout #547-549

On the last couple of weeks on Free Form Freakout’s regular Thursday show we touched on such topical matters as the January thaw out, the cold & flu outbreak, the sad passing of Can’s Jaki Liebezeit and Nigerian future funk mystery man William Onyeabor, and the selection of resistance music. Oh, and a Free Form…

FFFoxy Podcast #92

On this installment of the podcast, I have several new releases to play that I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of. Specifically, I’m referring to the latest works from Rashad Becker, Talugung, Blue Chemise, and Eli Keszler. In addition to these, there also has been plenty of other fantastic new surprises that have arrived…

FFFreakout #543-546

Here’s what has been happening on the weekly FFF show through the holidays and up to this past week: the obligatory holiday-themed show, an extended three-hour fill-in shift, and some 2016 favorites sprinkled throughout. Hope your 2017 is off to a solid start. FFFreakout #546 (Aired on 1/12/17):  Bill Callahan “Footprints” from Woke On A…

FFFoxy Podcast #91

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday time and that you all feel energized and ready to tackle head on what is sure to be another year filled with its own joys, its own challenges, and its own heartbreaks. With this first podcast show of 2017, I thought I’d get…