New Free Form Freakout fundraiser t-shirts!!

Every year we try to come up with some type of exclusive item to give away during KMSU’s annual Spring Pledge Drive. In the past we’ve done record bundles, limited edition lathes, mixtapes, and other grab bag incentives. We figured this year would be a good time to do a new Free Form Freakout t-shirt…

FFFoxy Podcast #97 with in-studio guest Graham Lambkin

After a wonderful evening of performances at the Arts Center of St. Peter, Graham Lambkin and I reconvened at the KMSU studios to record this new installment of the podcast show. Our approach was rather impromptu: I grabbed some new albums that were recently acquired, and he grabbed a handful of titles off the shelves…

FFFoxy Podcast #96

As I mentioned on the last podcast show, I had a bunch of new music piling up that I wanted to play and couldn’t come even close to squeezing it all in. On this installment I continued to work my way through a bunch of mostly newer material that has arrived recently. The freshest of…

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…