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Mock-U-Mental
Radio Free Brooklyn
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March 04, 2019 10:29 AM PST

Join us for this very special episode of MUM in which we feature some fantastic shows from the NY Frigid Fest 2019! You'll hear snippets, interviews and Fest camaraderie from Am I A Man. Hardcore Corn, Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me, I'm Just Kidneying, Persephone's Cave, Voice Of Authority, CC You In Hell and Sleep Depraved.

Check out the full Fest schedule at www.horsetrade.info!

February 24, 2019 12:40 PM PST

This bi-monthly LIVE radio show on Radio Free Brooklyn hosted by NYC's Killy "Mock$tar" Dwyer is a tasty quirky, comedy music treat for your ear holes. Mock-U-Mental is served up with a healthy dose of live jams and interviews with your favorite comedic/quirky musicians, topped with listener questions, comments, requests and prank calls, paired with a feel good, mock bottom drinking game. Come play along with Killy Dwyer, her enigmatic husband Craig Schober and featuring Fish And Chips

Listen here to the LIVE show!: http://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/mock-u-mental/
AND CALL IN AT 718-928-9RFB (9732) any time during the show to ask a question or make a comment!

Erin's band!
Gabe Shuford (www.gabeshuford.com) and
John Bollinger (www.johnbollingerhere.com)

Donate to their Kickstarter here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/erinandhercello/great-blue-a-new-album-from-erin-hall?ref=project_link

February 23, 2019 04:17 PM PST

This bi-monthly LIVE radio show on Radio Free Brooklyn hosted by NYC's Killy "Mock$tar" Dwyer is a tasty quirky, comedy music treat for your ear holes. Mock-U-Mental is served up with a healthy dose of live jams and interviews with your favorite comedic/quirky musicians, topped with listener questions, comments, requests and prank calls, paired with a feel good, mock bottom drinking game. Come play along with Killy Dwyer, her enigmatic husband Craig Schober and featuring Fish And Chips

Listen here to the LIVE show!: http://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/mock-u-mental/ every other Friday 8-10pm
AND CALL IN AT 718-928-9RFB (9732) any time during the show to ask a question or make a comment!

January 01, 2019 02:15 PM PST

This bi-monthly LIVE radio show on Radio Free Brooklyn hosted by NYC's Killy "Mock$tar" Dwyer is a tasty quirky, comedy music treat for your ear holes. Mock-U-Mental is served up with a healthy dose of live jams and interviews with your favorite comedic/quirky musicians, topped with listener questions, comments, requests and prank calls, paired with a feel good, mock bottom drinking game. Come play along with Killy Dwyer, her enigmatic husband Craig Schober and featuring Fish and Chips!

Listen here to the LIVE show EVERY OTHER FRI. 8-10PM http://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/mock-u-mental/
AND CALL IN AT 718-928-9RFB (9732) any time during the show to ask a question or make a comment!

More about our guests: Fish & Chips is a pseudo-serious musical odyssey spanning 30 years specializing in spiritual awakening and catchy tunes, and cute little comedy bits.

December 16, 2018 01:27 PM PST

This bi-monthly LIVE radio show on Radio Free Brooklyn hosted by NYC's Killy "Mock$tar" Dwyer is a tasty quirky, comedy music treat for your ear holes. Mock-U-Mental is served up with a healthy dose of live jams and interviews with your favorite comedic/quirky musicians, topped with listener questions, comments, requests and prank calls, paired with a feel good, mock bottom drinking game. Come play along with Killy Dwyer, her enigmatic husband Craig Schober and featuring La Dynasty and Ramon Bender!

Listen here to the LIVE show every other Friday 8-10pm http://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/mock-u-mental/
AND CALL IN AT 718-928-9RFB (9732) any time during the show to ask a question or make a comment!

About our guests!
"Huge nerd and musical comedian from SJ. Cat person. Secretly wants to get married to Killy and Craig"

Megan Reilly (AKA La Dynasty) is a sassy, outrageous Jersey girl hailing from the beautiful suburb of Princeton. She has a passion for the moon, Chipotle burrito bowls and Blades of Glory. Currently, you can find her performing with LMAO Improv Off-Broadway and Eight is Never Enough at The Broadway Comedy Club, where she is most often finding ways to make people understand that Kim Kardashian really is one of us. The icing on her cake is performing with her indie musical improv team, Dance Floor Makeout. She has also studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and The Second City. She attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where she received her BFA in Drama.

Megan knows that one day she will be unveiled as the next Iggy Azaela, but until then you can find her in a bar, sipping on a vodka soda and writing her next ratchet rap. If you ask nicely, she?ll most likely buy you a drink and show you how she can talk with her mouth shut. Rain or shine, she is always chasing the dream.

November 27, 2018 02:36 PM PST

This bi-monthly LIVE radio show on Radio Free Brooklyn hosted by NYC's Killy "Mock$tar" Dwyer is a tasty quirky, comedy music treat for your ear holes. Mock-U-Mental is served up with a healthy dose of live jams and interviews with your favorite comedic/quirky musicians, topped with listener questions, comments, requests and prank calls, paired with a feel good, mock bottom drinking game. Come play along with Killy Dwyer, her enigmatic husband Craig Schober and featuring The One and Only Jackson Sturkey

Listen here to the LIVE show every other Friday 8-10pm!: http://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/mock-u-mental/
AND CALL IN AT 718-928-9RFB (9732) any time during the show to ask a question or make a comment!

Charlie Landsman is a comedian and songwriter based in New York City. His comedy music covers a wide range of genres, from folk/rock to r&b to club pop to jazz. He sings about the NYC subway, toxic masculinity, boy bands, online dating, and so much more. Charlie has performed at Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater to name a few. He has worked as a producer for Comedy Central and has performed stand up across the country and in Europe.

November 01, 2018 09:54 AM PDT

This bi-monthly LIVE radio show on Radio Free Brooklyn hosted by NYC's Killy "Mock$tar" Dwyer is a tasty treat for your ear holes. Mock-U-Mental is served up with a healthy dose of live jams and interviews, topped with listener questions, comments, requests and prank calls, paired with a feel good, mock bottom drinking game. Come play along with Killy, her enigmatic husband Craig Schober, her dog Monkey, and featuring Rory Scholl.
Listen here to the LIVE show every other Friday http://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/mock-u-mental.
AND CALL IN AT 718-928-9RFB (9732) any time during the show to ask a question or make a comment!

About our guests: Rory is an improv comic who is also a voice-over actor for documentaries and Disney characters at live events. He's in the touring improv troupes BEERPROV and Happy Karaoke Fun Time and has played the NY Funny Song Festival and was in the famed BTK band for many years!
Jackson is a singer, actor, author, lyricist and stand up comic who's trying to find his way in a world that is wayward. He runs a neo-vaudeville variety show at Under St. Mark's Theater in NYC the 4th Wednesday of every month!

October 13, 2018 02:33 PM PDT

This bi-monthly LIVE radio show on Radio Free Brooklyn hosted by NYC's Killy "Mock$tar" Dwyer is a tasty treat for your ear holes. Mock-U-Mental is served up with a healthy dose of live jams and interviews, topped with listener questions, comments, requests and prank calls, paired with a feel good, mock bottom drinking game. Come play along with Killy, her enigmatic husband Craig Schober, her dog Monkey, and featuring Sourdoe!
Listen here to the LIVE show every other Friday 8-10pm http://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/mock-u-mental.
AND CALL IN AT 718-928-9RFB (9732) any time during the show to ask a question or make a
comment!

About the artists:
Zara and Alison are only 17/18 years old. They've done 3 shows. I'm THRILLED to introduce them to an international audience on Radio Free Brooklyn! Sourdoe is the kind of band that restores your faith in humanity. Their antifolk dreampunk style is truly one of a kind. IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME for you to know about them - I can barely contain myself. They are going places and I'm so honored to have them on Mock-U-Mental!

October 13, 2018 01:57 PM PDT

This bi-monthly LIVE radio show on Radio Free Brooklyn hosted by NYC's Killy "Mock$tar" Dwyer is a tasty treat for your ear holes. Mock-U-Mental is served up with a healthy dose of live jams and interviews, topped with listener questions, comments, requests and prank calls, paired with a feel good, mock bottom drinking game. Come play along with Killy, her enigmatic husband Craig Schober, her dog Monkey, and featuring Timothy Dark and Kelsey Warren/ Blak Emoji
Listen here to the LIVE show every other Friday 8-10pm http://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/mock-u-mental.
AND CALL IN AT 718-928-9RFB (9732) any time during the show to ask a question or make a comment!

About our guests:

Kelsey Warren has been around the block, having fronted a long-running and successful rock band based on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. But Blak Emoji, the current face of Kelsey Warren, is something entirely different and new--both for Warren himself and for the listener weary of monotonous music trends.

Warren is capable of plenty: He studied jazz guitar, classical voice and music theory at the University of Miami, and has played and sung in every possible context, as leader, sideman and hired gun around New York City. Blak Emoji is where he puts it all together for himself, mixing his tendencies as a brainy, substantive and complex writer with a fixation on synth sounds.

Blak Emoji songs are rarely simple and compact, but neither are they droning and repetitive like so much contemporary electronic music. One might fit in at the club, another as a morning pump-up song in your earbuds on the way to work or class, another as a bedroom jam, but as as rule they pack complexity without forcing it. The common denominator is Warren’s effortless vocals, which might closest recall Seal. Whether over electroboogie-inspired dance music or a sweet ballad, Warren’s smooth voice makes every track pop perfection.

Joined by bass/synth player Bryan Percivall, drummer Max Tholenaar-Maples and keyboardist Sylvana Joyce, Warren has made Blak Emoji his focus as a musician, tying together his longtime interest in alt-rock (think Nine Inch Nails, Bjork) with a more recently kindled romance with dance beats.

Blak Emoji, which Warren began late 2015, released its debut EP, INTRO on January 20, 2017. It’s likely to be music the like of which you haven’t heard in some time, if ever -- and that’s precisely how Blak Emoji wants it.
Timothy Dark
In a painful five-year stretch, New York-based rapper and performer Timothy Dark lost his mother, godmother, father, beloved dog, his home, and lost his job to Hurricane Sandy. The one thing he had left was his music—that’s what got him through those truly dark times. Now, he emerges soulfully triumphant with his latest opus, The Last Days Of Dark, a milestone album of healing through bravely confronting heartache.

“When friends and family heard the title, they were like, ‘Are you dying?,’” Timothy recalls with a hearty laugh. “Some days it felt like I was, but the music was my therapy. It taught me to live each day as if it was my last. Even in the worst of times, remember you have life—don’t waste your time wallowing in sorrow.”

Dark's expansive artistry encompasses politically charged hip-hop, buttery R&B, grimy rock, street savvy poetry, literature, non-dogmatic spirituality, and singer-songwriter style emotional intimacy. The main protagonist throughout his wildly eclectic six-album catalog is a Dark Warrior alter ego beamed down to earth to share a platform of enlightenment, raw truths, love, music, and political revolution. He also uses his fluid creativity to inhabit ancillary alter egos to deeply express the full range of his emotions through his musicality. These all come together in an artistic dynamic he calls “constant harmonious” conflict. His latest album is a profound panoramic of these perspectives and genres with a crisp and modern production aesthetic.

“All these different voices and sides allow me not to be pigeonholed so I can express all sides of my soul, from straight rage to singing songs that make you cry,” he shares.

Timothy was born in Harlem, but raised in and East Elmhurst, Queens and the South Bronx before the streets were sanitized.
He was a man learning how to survive amidst the violence and corruption of hard times New York. One of his most formative moments was his mother boldly placing him onstage during a James Brown concert and the Godfather Of Soul shaking his hand. It has become a symbolic gesture on many levels. It showed his mother’s encouragement and total support for Timothy becoming a musician, or whatever he might hope to achieve in life. He also felt like in that handshake James Brown transferred an electricity that courses through Timothy to this day.

The emergence of hip-hop as an art form became a way to observe and experience and street life and turn it into something special. At a very early age he began to express himself through spitting his own rhymes over the popular beats of the day. He cultivated his burgeoning talents with various crews before going solo. On his artistic path he has experienced a variety of highlights both as a solo artist, and as a member of rap crews. He’s opened for Nas, Black Rob, and immersed himself in New York City’s thriving Antifolk scene where he collaborated with such talents as Nellie Mckay, Nicole Atkins, and Paleface.

As a solo artist, his work has been shaped by a poetic catharsis from pain.” You can’t appreciate light without darkness,” he says. “A lot of what I do is connected to death. Death and violence were a part of where I grew up. As a kid, we were always attending funerals and wakes at least once or twice a month. My music is about acknowledging this, working through it, and giving people a release from the madness. By sharing rage and vulnerability, I’m showing people I’m someone they can turn to. “

The Last Days Of Dark is an 11-song album brimming with rugged beats, sensual hooks, organic touches of piano and guitar, barbed rhymes, bold sentimentality, and irresistible melodies. Each track will be paired with a video unpacking the song’s message with poetic cinematography and captivating narratives. Select album highlights include “The Future,” “They Gon’ Call Me (Unpatriotic),” and the deeply personal “E.L.S.I.E.”

“The Future” is classic banger conjuring the militancy of Public Enemy, where ominous guitars and moody soundscapes are the backdrop for Timothy's sinister flow. The song’s accompanying video is a harrowing mini epic, written by Timothy and shot by Sean Tracy that shows our country’s future as a Trump-ian dystopia with severe martial law overtones. “They Gon’ Call Me (Unpatriotic)” is a fist-in-the-air urban anthem that stirs ups emotions with a message of galvanizing unity. The track fuses a fiery verse with majestic hooks. “E.L.S.I.E. (feat. Stephanie Linn)” is a powerful tribute to Timothy’s mom and their time together. The track hits heavy with stately strings, organ, a gorgeous alt-rock melodic guitar hook, and potent, unguarded sentimentality.

Dark views his music as part of a highly curated artistic experience for his audience, and, therefore, is very thoughtful about his all facets of his imaging and videos. Surrounding him is a close artistic family of musicians, filmmakers, producers, and clothing designers. Longtime collaborator Dan "The Band' Policar (Sean Paul, Raekwon The Chef) produced The Last Days Of Dark. He is also joined in the studio and onstage by his musical posse—which includes "Guitar Goddess" Lisa Bianco (Hunter Valentine, Kiyomi Valentine)—under the moniker The Indestructible Characters, (his musical version of Marvel or DC comics super team) to showcase his players’ ace talents and add extra fuel to his high energy stage show.
In the future, Timothy hopes to explore other avenues of his creativity through Darkseed Entertainment.

Timothy recently sat down and listened to his latest album. When he did, the weight of the last few years hit him. He recalls: “Hearing the music, I could feel everything that I’ve survived coming through the speakers: the deaths, the triumphs, losing my job, losing my home and everything in between. This album is me—it’s my soul on wax. I hope it brings people light and strength for their own journeys.”

September 24, 2018 04:40 PM PDT

This bi-monthly LIVE radio show on Radio Free Brooklyn hosted by NYC's Killy "Mock$tar" Dwyer is a tasty treat for your ear holes. Mock-U-Mental is served up with a healthy dose of live jams and interviews, topped with listener questions, comments, requests and prank calls, paired with a feel good, mock bottom drinking game. Come play along with Killy, her enigmatic husband Craig Schober, her dog Monkey, and featuring Daniel Saftler and Ray Brown of the NYC Anti-Folk scene!
Listen here to the LIVE show every other Friday http://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/moc...
AND CALL IN AT 718-928-9RFB (9732) any time during the show to ask a question or make a comment!

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