2015 WUSB Benefest

The 2015 WUSB Benefest is a benefit to raise funds for equipment upgrades and the ongoing operations of WUSB Radio, 90.1 FM in Stony Brook. This festival includes many of the best names in the Long Island music scene, and is the largest grouping of performers ever to come together for the benefit of WUSB, 90.1 FM in Stony Brook. 

WHERE: Katie's of Smithtown

45 West Main Street, Smithtown, NY

WHEN: August 22 and August 23 

For more information visit http://www.wusb-benefest.com/

Jimmy LaFave and his band at Port Jefferson Village Center

Jimmy LaFave and his band
 Sunday, August 2,  7:00 P.M.
 Port Jefferson Village Center, Port Jefferson, New York

The Sunday Street Acoustic Series (sponsored by WUSB-FM) and The Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council are pleased to present Jimmy LaFave, an Austin, Texas based singer songwriter and his band in concert on Sunday, August 2 at 7:00 P.M. at The Port Jefferson Village Center in Port Jefferson, New York.

Jimmy has been a prominent figure on the Austin music scene since he arrived there in 1986.  Dave Marsh says of Jimmy:  “One of America’s greatest voices…he sings like one of those clear channel radio stations, cutting across the night ."  In addition to his original songs, Jimmy is an outstanding interpreter of Bob Dylan’s songs and has recorded a host of them. The Dylan songs also find their way into Jimmy’s performances along with brilliant covers of songs by Townes Van Zandt, Jackson Browne, and others, resulting in a seamless mix of music.

Information and tickets at www.universitycafe.org or at www.gpjac.org (click on University Café logo)

WUSB Sponsors Alive After Five: A Celebration of Women in the Arts

We're excited to be a part of Alive After Five: A Celebration of Women in the Arts, this Thursday July 23.

Please visit their Facebook Event for more information. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Guests on The Sounds of Film

Tune into Tom Needham's The Sounds of Film on WUSB this Thursday at 6 P.M.to hear an exclusive interview with Robert Scheer, author of They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying America. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Truthdig, the website that features regular columns by Chris Hedges and Amy Goodman. Other guests on the show include actor and singer, Donny Most, who is most well-known for playing Ralph Mouth on Happy Days, David Letterman Show writer, Steve Young, who will be appearing at the Cinema Arts Centre with his show about the unique world of Industrial Musicals, and cellist, Peter Gregson, who composed the score for the film A Little Chaos.

Sounds of Film guests: Nile Rodgers, Simon Curtis and Laurie Berkner

Tune into Tom Needham's The Sounds of Film this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB to hear interviews with music legend Nile Rodgers, director Simon Curtis and children's recording artist Laurie Berkner.  Nile Rodgers, who is  the leader of the group Chic, as well as one of the music industry's most successful producers for artists like Daft Punk, David Bowie, Madonna, and Diana Ross, will be speaking about his career and his upcoming Riverhead FOLD Festival at Martha Clara Vineyards featuring performances by Beck, Keith Urban, Duran Duran, Chuck D,, Chaka Khan and Pharrell Williams.  Simon Curtis, who rose to fame as the director of My Week with Marilyn, will be discussing his new film, Woman in Gold,
starring Helen Mirren.  Laurie Berkner, one of the world's most well-known children's recording artists, will be discussing her music, television career and upcoming performance at the Great South Bay Music Festival.