Surface Noise

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  • Wednesday

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Surface Noise is a showcase of new-wave, power pop, mod, punk, garage, neo and real-60s, and glam rock centering on the 1980s and spinning out from 1966 influences to early 1990s progeny. Host DJ Lounge Laura Taylor delves into some old favorites, and brings you the ultra-cool and obscure from France, Brazil and other non-US/UK countries.

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Choose from these Thank You Gifts when you support Surface Noise:

Mojo Books and Records Gift Certificate!

A $25 gift certificate to Mojo Records and Books in the USF Area of Tampa! Mojo is a generous WMNF Community Partner.

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Daddy Kool Gift Certificate!

A $25 gift certificate to generous WMNF Community Partner Daddy Kool record store in St. Petersburg.

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Luna Gypsy Acoustic Guitar

Luna-Tampa’s hometown guitar maker- offers thsi mahogany Gypsy with a tortoise shell. This acoustic is ideal for finger-style players who desire a powerful punch with an inviting midrange.

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A Salute to The Thin White Duke; the songs of David Bowie CD (Surface Noise)
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The Florida Strawberry Festival Presents Cheap Trick (Surface Noise)

Cheap Trick at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, March 5, 2016, 7:30pm. Includes general admission ticket ($10) and concert ticket

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Cigar City Hunahpu’s Day Tickets (Surface Noise)

Cigar City Brewery Hunahpu’s Day at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, March 12, 2016, HARD TIX

Includes Festival ticket and four bottles of Hunahpu Beer

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Herb Alpert Tickets (Surface Noise)

Herb Alpert @ the Capitol, March 5, 2016, HARD TIX

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Darlene Love Tickets (Surface Noise)

Darlene Love @ the Capitol, February 24, 2016, HARD TIX

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Surface Noise Cocktail Mix Shaker

Wow, you can have your own Surface Noise Cocktail Mix!

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These are exclusive gifts of Surface Noise, more Thank You gifts available

Hosted By...

Lounge Laura Taylor

Nicknamed "Lounge Laura" or "LLT" by at first herself and now by listeners, Taylor has been in public broadcasting for 23 years. She started out in news at WUSF-FM and moved over to fundraising at WGBH in Boston from 1999-2003. Taylor saw her dream to work at WMNF come true when the late Vicki Santa hired her as Development Director in 2006. Program Director Randy Wind assigned her a show and dubbed it Surface Noise in February 2007. Taylor has since carried out her vision for the program of what it was like to listen to WMNF in the 80s...a mix of underground new wave and punk mixed with 60s garage punk and English Mod.

An award-winning journalist who has been recognized for her music features, Taylor's knowledge comes not only from owning some 10,000 records, but also from writing as former music critic for Creative Loafing, The Tampa Bay Times and Tampa Tribune, among other local publications. Taylor is also obsessed with her husband, tikis, and cats.

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