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Month of musical mayhem at KFJC

Foothill College's student-run, volunteer radio station KFJC 89.7 FM is hosting a month of special programming called the Month of Mayhem, through May 31.

Since 1981, the station's DJs have dedicated the month to a variety of different topics, from queer punk and outsider artists to 1950s rockabilly music and Ethiojazz.

"I love the time and effort and creativity that DJs put into their specials during the month of Mayhem. Right now I'm obsessed with Mickey Slim's 'Vinylicious' special," said Cynthia Lombard, who goes by the moniker DJ Too Cool For School on Tuesday nights.

The role of music in popular culture will be explored in several specials, as will video game music, the music used in the Cosmos television series and in the 'zine Hungry Freaks.

Other specials will look into the work produced by independent labels like Skin Graft Records, Bloodshot Records and Feeding Tube Records, among others. The careers of various producers and artists, from avant artist Anna Holmet to punk and metal producer Jack Shirly, will also be featured.

"Milk and Cookies with Caddy and Pax" is a three-hour special featuring songs with either of the words "milk" or "cookies" in the titles, hosted by Cadillac Margarita and Pax Humana.

The program will end on May 31 with a live "24 Hour Drone" special, where over 40 musicians will work in concert. Drone is a style of music that is rhythmically still with minimal variation. DJ Nozmo King and The Norman Conquest will host the month's last special.

The specials are run at various times throughout the day. A full program schedule is at kfjc.org/mayhem/. To see the KFJC HD livecam, visit http://kfjc.org/live.

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