Surface Noise

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  • Wednesday

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    new-wave, power pop, mod, punk, garage, neo & real-60s, glam

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                                    new-surface-noise-sticker-2-300x190.jpg 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. At 7:45p or so we bring you “The Cocktail Mix” segment which centers around lounge, exotica, soundtracks, now-sound and more, produced by DJ Thee Ana Lu, pictured left. Stefan wrangles the phones and your amazing requests! Thanks for listening to WMNF!

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Thank You Gifts available from Surface Noise
Manhattan Transfer – Herb Alpert Capitol Theatre Saturday December 8, 2018 8PM
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FOR SURFACE NOISE ONLY

The Manhattan Transfer move effortlessly from smooth to stylin’ as they cover Christmas classics. With numerous GRAMMY® Awards under their belt and millions of albums sold worldwide, The Manhattan Transfer is arguably the most successful vocal harmony group of all time. Jazz icon & trumpeter Herb Alpert and famed Brasil ’66 vocalist Lani Hall put the cool in Yule. With eleven Grammy Awards between them, Alpert & Hall infuse an eclectic mix of jazz, world, and American pop standards with their uniquely effervescent and joyful sound sprinkled with Brazilian flavors and songbook favorites. Make sure to deck the halls this season with an unforgettable night of music from these jazz virtuosos!

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Liquid Sky DVD – For Surface Noise
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Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model.  Great new wave electronica score as well!

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The Replacements for Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986
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Live at Maxwell’s 1986 is the first official delve into the vaults for The Replacements since the 2008 expanded CD reissues, and hopefully the first of a series of albums of unreleased material. And what better place to start that with this live recording from Maxwell’s in 1986, a relic from the much beloved era.

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Surface Noise-David Bowie DJ Turntable Slipmat
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See Bowie spin around on your wheels of steel with this David Bowie Slipmat with “A New Career in a New Town” and his face emblazoned on it!

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Surface Noise Twin Peaks CD Soundtracks-Limited Event Series
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We are offering both the “classic” and updated Angelo Badalamenti Twin Peaks score as well as the cool new indie heard at the Bang Bang Bar by Chromatics, Rebekah Del Rio and even the Platters and Booker T and the MGs!

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For Surface Noise- Laura Palmer Wrapped in Plastic!
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She’s dead, wrapped in plastic…but Laura Palmer from Twin Peaks is breathing new life into WMNF! Get this fun Funko Laura Palmer doll and Twin Peaks Key chain from the Bang Bang Bar and show the world you’re a real Peaks Geek!

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Surface Noise 2018 Hunaphu CCB Imperial Stout & Swag
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Cheers to Surface Noise listeners for great taste in radio and beer! Get this collectible 2018 Hunahpu Imperial Stout, collectible glass, Cigar City Brewing Ball Cap, Cigar City sticker, Surface Noise sticker and Lounge Laura’s undying gratitude!

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Surface Noise Guest Host Both Hours $500
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These are exclusive gifts of Surface Noise, more Thank You gifts available

Hosted By...

Lounge Laura Taylor  Laura@wmnf.org

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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