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Tom Needham's very special guest on THE SOUNDS OF FILM this week is actor Jason Biggs, star of the new film, THE SUBJECT.

Jason Biggs is well known for his roles in the AMERICAN PIE movies, SAVING SILVERMAN, Woody Allen's SOMETHING ELSE, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and Broadway's THE GRADUATE.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/AMERICAN-PIEs-Jason-Biggs-Ta...

Airs Thursday, September 3, 6-8 PM.

Exploring the Black Lives Matter Movement on LI - Monday, Aug 31, 8-10 PM.


John O of the Salvage & Recovery Radio Show welcomes organizer Terrel Tuosto from Long Island Peaceful Protest, student activist Ezekiel from William Floyd Must Fall, Dylan Rice, Democratic candidate for the 8th Assembly district and Daysi Calavia-Robertson of Newsday to discuss the state of the BLM movement on Long Island, where it's going and how it is perceived by the Long Island community.

Airs Monday, August 31, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Listen in at 90.1 fm on Long Island (107.3 in the Stony Brook area) or digitally at:


Stuart Markus of Gathering Time on The Spin Zone with Jersey Jim


Tune into the Spin Zone with Jersey Jim on Tuesday morning Sept 1st from 8 to 10 am as he features tracks from the brand new Gathering Time album called Old Friends.

He will also be interviewing band member Stuart Markus as he will also talk about the new release.

Don't miss it! Tuesday, September 1, 8-10 AM.

Oscar-Nominated Director Hubert Sauper Talks EPICENTRO On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Hubert Sauper, the director of EPICENTRO, is Tom Needham's special guest this Thursday on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.

The latest documentary from Oscar-nominated director Hubert Sauper is a creative portrait of "utopian" Cuba and its resilient people a century after the explosion of the USS Maine in Havana, the event that ushered in the American Empire alongside a modern form of world conquest: cinema itself.

For more information, visit: https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Oscar-Nominated-Direct...

Airs Thursday, August 27, 6-8 PM.

Virtual Bradstock 2020 - Sunday, September 6

Bradstock XXVII is temporarily joining the 27 club but the show must go on!

While the live Bradstock 2020 event at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck in Center Moriches has been cancelled due to COVID19, WUSB will be presenting VIRTUAL BRADSTOCK 2020 on Sunday, September 6.

Get ready for a virtual 10 hour marathon of great live music as we will be airing performances from various Bradstock's, digging back as far as 2004!

Here are the details:

Date: Sunday, September 6th 2020 (Labor Day weekend Sunday)

Time: Noon until 10 pm - 10+ hours total! (Follows right after The Charlie Backfish “Sunday Street” show)

Performances: Over 27 artists and bands compiled from our 2004-2019 live master recordings archive including but not limited to:

· Ed Travers

· Ken “The Rocket” Korb

· Miles to Dayton

· David Amram

· David Bromberg

· Tornado Alley

· Buddy Merriam

· Gathering Time

· Taj Weekes

· Shecky and the Twangtones

· Funk’n A

· Noah’s Ark

· The Waterstreet Blues Band

· KC Cowan and Tributes

· Easy Chief

· The Electrix

· Jerry McDonald

Check out the Bradstock article in the 1st edition of the WUSB Newsletter by Chris Laporta if you're interested in learning more about WUSB's history with Bradstock.

Bradstock XVIII is set to return on September 4-5, 2021.

Happy (virtual) Bradstock!

Past Billy Joel Band Members and GIG ECONOMY Director Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Billy Joel Band's Liberty DeVitto and Richie Cannata, and THE GIG ECONOMY's Keif Roberts are Tom Needham's special guests this Thursday on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.

THE GIG ECONOMY, a deep dive into the gig economy, reveals its promise and pitfalls through intimate portraits of workers and interviews with leading experts. The gig economy promises freedom, flexibility and entrepreneurship to workers, but does not emphasize the many problems.

Keif Roberts is an award winning filmmaker. He has directed or co-directed several documentaries, including Anxious, South Bronx United, Under the Bus, Peter Pan Bakery, Working Horses, The Breach, Analog Dreams and Sick School. He has worked with ABC-TV, WPIX, NYRA, The ASPCA, DIY Network and New York Road Runners.

Longtime Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto and musician Richie Cannata will also be special guests this Thursday on the Sounds of Film. Liberty played drums on every Billy Joel album from 1976-1993, including the albums Turnstiles, The Stranger, 52nd Street, Glass Houses, and An Innocent Man. He is also prominently featured in the documentary Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia. Richie joined them on the "Turnstiles," where he would play that amazing solo on New York State of Mind.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Past-Billy-Joel-Band-Members...

Airs Thursday, August 20, 6-8 PM.

Captain Phil Interviews McNally Waters on the Jim Dexter show


Tuesday August 18th 2020 Captain Phil welcomes Larry John McNally and Harry Waters (https://www.mcnallywaters.com/) to the Jim Dexter Show. Harry Waters and Larry John McNally are part of a fantastic line up of artists performing at the ProgStock Virtual series (https://www.StageIt.com/ProgStock) which continues this Saturday August 22nd with this incredible line up

Saturday, August 22:
4pm: IO Earth Acoustic (45 Minutes)
5PM: The Holzman/Getter Collective (45 minutes)
6PM: Beledo (45 minutes)
7PM: Mile Marker Zero (45 minutes)
8PM: McNally Waters (90 minutes)

This is an extended interview with Harry and Larry and we'll be featuring music by the duo as well as tracks we discussed throughout the conversation! Tune in, Stream it and then check out the online concert on Saturday August 22nd!
McNally Waters

Airs Tuesday, August 18, 6-8 AM.

CHARLES BUKOWSKI Documentary Producer, Silvia Bizio, Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Silvia Bizio, the producer and subject of YOU NEVER HAD IT - AN EVENING WITH BUKOWSKI, is Tom Needham's special guest on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.

YOU NEVER HAD IT - AN EVENING WITH BUKOWSKI features rare, rediscovered lost 1981 footage of writer Charles Bukowski on a California night of wine & cigarettes at the peak of his success. Release coincides with what would've been his 100th birthday in August. The film is directed by Matteo Borgardt and is produced by subject and journalist Silvia Bizio.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/CHARLES-BUKOWSKI-Docum...

Airs Thursday, August 13, 6-8 PM.

Sunday Street Special - Willie Nile


The Sunday, August 16th edition of Sunday Street on WUSB, hosted by Charlie Backfish, will celebrate singer/songwriter Willie Nile's 40 years as
a recording artist.

Long Island's Paradiddle Records will release Willie Nile Uncovered on August 21st. This double CD album features
an incredible array of artists --- both local as well as nationally-touring --- performing their take on songs from Willie's
rich catalogue.

The list of participating artists includes Graham Parker, James Maddock, Elliott Murphy, Dan Bern, Nils Lofgrin, Richard Shindell, Richard Barone,
Kenny White, Slaid Cleaves, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, Emily Duff, Gene Casey, Caroline Doctorow, Russ Seeger, Pete Mancini,
Quarterhorse, Caroline Doctorow, Russ Seeger and others.

We'll be sharingmuch of the album along with Willie playing his own songs, along with a conversation with Bill Herman
as well as Willie himself.

We're on from 9 am until 12 noon.

Composer Joe Wong Talks Duncan Trussell's THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL composer Joe Wong, Stephen Merritt and director Chuck Smith are Tom Needham's special guests on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Composer-Joe-Wong-Talks-Dunc...

Airs Thursday, July 30, 6-8 PM.