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Tonight on Sounds of Film: Mike Leigh

Tune into Tom Needham's The Sounds of Film this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB to hear an exclusive interview with legendary director Mike Leigh. They will be discussing his latest film, Mr. Turner, which was recently nominated for four academy Awards.  Mike Leigh is the writer and director of many acclaimed films including Topsy-Turvy, Secrets and Lies, Naked and Life is Sweet.  In 1993, he won the Best Director Award at Cannes for Naked.  In 1996 he won the Palme  d'Or for Secrets and Lies. His film, Topsy-Turvy, won two Academy Awards in 1999.

RADIOTHON SPECIAL: Alex Miller on Fermented Radio

Friday morning April 3rd at 10am Fermented Radio welcomes Alex Miller to WUSB.  Alex worked as an Archivist for RCA Records and is responsible for discovering The Long Road To Freedom: An Anthology Of Black Music .  Alex will be in studio to discuss the discovery of this project and many more historic RCA recordings. 

Hal Hartley on the Sounds of Film

Tune into WUSB this Thursday at 6 P.M. to hear The Sounds of Film's Tom Needham interview with the legendary film director, writer and composer, Hal Hartley.  They will be discussing his Long Island roots, influences, original music and upcoming screenings of the Henry Fool Trilogy including Henry Fool, Faye Grim and Ned Rifle at the Cinema Arts Centre(April 9th-14).

RADIOTHON SPECIAL: Captain Beefheart

This Thursday 230-430p. Mr. X presents, If you got ears you gotta listen, a Captain Beefheart fundraising special. Obscure tracks and special premiums.

Buy Groceries, Support WUSB !

Shop then Eat Good Food,at Whole Foods Lake Grove,

April 1st all day then they donate money to WUSB !

The Long Island Music Bundle

A Collection of Long Island Local Talent. 8 Bands, 8 Albums, Pay What You Want.

The idea was simple: Gather together 8 of the most talented up and coming local music acts and, through combined forces, put together a showstopper for music fans in the area and beyond. Created by Michael Perlmutter, The Long Island Music Bundle was built to help share and spread local Music. Perlmutter contacted the CEO of Groupees.com, a website specializing in content bundles, and formed a partnership. This distribution method is a first for local music being packaged this way. Music fans can pay what they want (with a small minimum) to receive full length albums from some of the biggest local talent the scene has to offer. The genre spanning compilation includes Heavy Duty Super Ego, Christine Sweeney & the Dirty Stayouts, Rice Cultivation Society and much more. The Bundle is slated for release on the weekend of March 21st and will be available as a digital download for 2 weeks. It will also be paired with a live music performance by many of the bands to be held midway through the release on March 28th at The Velvet Lounge in Setauket. In addition 20% of all proceeds will go to support charity of Community Solidarity, the local chapter of Food Not Bombs.
The full band list of the Bundle includes: Heavy Duty Super Ego, Vigilance Committee, Christine Sweeney & the Dirty Stayouts, AllOne, Rice Cultivation Society, This Damn Universe, More Than Skies and one more surprise guest TBA is a clear example of both the quality of musicianship and of sound recording that Long Island is capable of. Stony Brook University radio station WUSB has joined us as partners in promotion as well, creating promos and inviting Bundle musicians on the air to play their music during their Vinyl Library sessions, as well as spinning entire albums available from the bundle heard regularly on their programming.
“This is awesome” says WUSB music director Michael Gusev. Bundle creator Michael Perlmutter had this to say: “The Bundle can help elevate a music scene that’s boiling over, ready to be set off. This very well can help bring our local music into the spotlight where I have no doubt it can hold up with the big guys.”
In addition to the 8 full length albums to be released there will also be shorter EPs that unlock as bundle goals are met. Every purchase of a bundle will also include additional music depending on total amounts sold. There are also prizes for top contributors ranging from rare signed merchandise from the bands all the way up to being able to select your own playlist for a live performance or even to have a song written about a contributor! The inclusion of the charity Community Solidarity will keep the bundle tied to its local roots. In addition to providing a larger stage for our homegrown talent the Bundle will both raise awareness and funds to assist our community as a whole.
The Long Island Bundle, which will be available for digital distribution through Groupees.com will be here in no time with release for the 3rd week of March. The live band performance at The Velvet Lounge on March 28th is not to be missed for local music lovers and will truly showcase the diverse range and talents of all involved. All in all this will be a fantastic way to support local art and artists and still walk away feeling thrifty.

Tonight on the Sounds of Film

Tune into WUSB this Thursday at 6 P.M. to hear Tom Needham's The Sounds of Film.  Joining Tom on the air will be many special guests including Divergent composer and Elvis re-mixer, Junkie XL,  Ken Burns' documentary pianist, Jacqueline Schwab, former lead singer of Tower of Power and solo artist, Lenny Williams, and the filmmakers responsible for the SXSW Grand Jury Prize winning-film, Peace Officer, a movie about the dangerous militarization of America's SWAT teams.

Falco Brothers on WUSB

Tonight-beginning at 8.. "A Taste Of Long Island"
The Falco Brothers, Andy, Tom and Patrick, AND Dave March and Krista Preddice of Miles to Dayton, will be in the WUSB studio! Sweet Treat before their show at 89 North Music Venue, on Valentine's Day (night)!!
Listen on the dial at 90.1fm or online at www.wusb.fm.

Winter 2015 Reggae Marathon on WUSB

Time to celebrate the late Bob Marley's 70th birthday with three days of reggae music on WUSB!  The Reggae Marathon will feature The No Sound Test crew, DJ Lister, DJ Tony Stir and a whole slew of guests and special hosts as they play for you everything and anything Reggae for 3 whole days.

Tune in Thursday  February 5 at 10pm to "No Sound Test" for the start of the marathon and stay put (or dance your ass off) until Sunday February 8 11:59PM. Only on WUSB, 90.1FM on your radio or online at http://wusb.fm/listen

Note: WUSB Sports will be broadcasting Vermont at Stony Brook men's basketball game on Saturday, coverage begins at 6:45 pm. www.wusb.fm/sports for more information.

Antonio Fargas on Sounds of Film TONIGHT Feb 5. 2015

Tune into Tom Needham's The Sounds of Film on Thursday at 6 P.M. to hear an exclusive interview with Antonio Fargas, who is best known for his role as Huggy Bear on the television show Starsky & Hutch. They will be discussing his long film career including roles in Putney Swope, Across 110th Street, Foxy Brown, Shaft and Car Wash.