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Listen to No Magic with Ben Ward. BFF.fm is a San Francisco-based community radio station. Our mission is to support emerging and underground artists and bring the Bay Area music scene to the world.

Listen to No Magic with Ben Ward. BFF.fm is a San Francisco-based community radio station. Our mission is to support emerging and underground artists and bring the Bay Area music scene to the world.
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United States

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Listen to No Magic with Ben Ward. BFF.fm is a San Francisco-based community radio station. Our mission is to support emerging and underground artists and bring the Bay Area music scene to the world.

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English

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4152158096


Episodes

#8: Spectrum is Green

2/19/2019
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Guest: Mz Prizm from Night Light Radio This week we venture into a new, recurring feature on No Magic, welcoming a fellow DJ from BFF.fm as a Guest. Carolyn just wrapped her first year presenting Night Light Radio, and was featured in our Meet the DJ series back in November. What else? Liverpudlian synth-pop legends Ladytron have a new, self-titled record out. Their first self-released effort over their 20 year career. We'll be featuring tracks from that, and embracing the massive synth...

Duration:02:29:23

#7: Aesop's Fables

2/12/2019
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Guest: Simon Wistow This week we feature Grandchildren's very fine self-titled third LP, while a different British Simon shares his love for Aesop Rock, with both classic work and the brand new Malibu Ken release. Also, International Teachers of Pop's germanic cover of Pink Floyd. Enjoying the show? Please support BFF.FM with a donation. Playlist WomanKaren O and Danger MouseLux PrimaBMGExitsFoalsExitsWarnerPhantom PainsGrandchildrenGrandchildrenErnest Jenning Record Co.The PiecesSlow...

Duration:02:36:11

#6: A Riot of a Time

2/5/2019
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Guest: Fiona Miller This week No Magic welcomes Fiona back to BFF.fm, who brings a selection of the great women of punk. Meanwhile we feature the new EP “Jude, Vol. 1” from The Bright Light Social Hour. Also, new music from Balthazar, Will Burns & Hannah Peel, Florence + The Machine and San Francisco locals Balms. Enjoying the show? Please support BFF.FM with a donation. Playlist ModerationFlorence + The MachineModerationUniversalTobacco Road (feat. Susanne Sundfør)Mercury RevBobbie...

Duration:02:26:56

#5: Triple Psyence

1/29/2019
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In 1998, at the height of their hype, DJ Shadow and his Mo'wax label head James Lavelle collaborated on UNKLE, unveiling a bursting, bombastic, sometimes unwieldy debut. Combining their powers with that of collaborations with Badly Drawn Boy, The Verve's Richard Ashcroft fresh off the release of Urban Hymns, Radiohead's Thom Yorke in the afterglow of OK Computer, amongst others. Popular record now remarks that on release their effort slightly collapsed under its own weight (of expectation,...

Duration:02:02:10

#4: A Show A Week

1/22/2019
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Guest: Shannon Byrne This week's No Magic is really fun as I finally after years get to welcome Shannon Byrne to BFF.fm. She's someone I've known for years and shared all manner of musical conversations over the years, but we were never able to get her on the old show. Fortunately she's here in San Francisco so joins me on the air to talk about her current project The Process, an interview series exploring the process of survival as a creative, and plays tracks from artists she's...

Duration:02:19:34

#3: Speed of Life

1/15/2019
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Guest: Tom Coates This week we mark 3 years since the unwelcome passing of David Bowie, with our go-to Bowie expert Tom highlighting some Bowie originals and brilliant cover versions to mark the occasion. We also feature the new release from Buke and Gase; their new record “Scholars” is the album of the week (available this Friday!) Enjoying the show? Please support BFF.FM with a donation. Playlist Eye to EyeBlood Red ShoesEye to EyeJazz LifeWrong SideBuke and...

Duration:02:25:15

#2: Old Year, New Show

1/8/2019
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Guest: Alex Goffey This week, as we settle into the rhythm of the new show set-up and enjoy something of a look back at 2018, highlighting Low's magnificent record “Double Negative”, alongside picks from this week's special guest Alex. Remember, you can read about my records of the year from 2018 over here, or check out all of the BFF.fm 2018 Top 5 posts. Enjoying the show? Please support BFF.FM with a donation. Playlist Never Coming BackA Place To Bury StrangersPinnedDead OceansHouse...

Duration:02:17:46

#1: Community Radio 201

1/1/2019
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Guest: Johan Oskarsson The first episode of No Magic jumps in right where we think we're starting from. Plus some exciting “haven't been on air for a month and also jetlagged” mistakes. I'm joined by BFF.fm alumnus Johan who digs into a whole load of African music that he's been listening to lately, we revisit a few 2018 highlights, and the album of the week is the brilliant “Your Dog” from local singer-songwriter Rose Droll. You can also follow the show on Spotify to keep up with our...

PREVIEW: Introducing “No Magic” with Ben Ward

12/4/2018
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Hi! I'm Ben Ward and I want to tell you about my new show, No Magic. Starting on Tuesday, January 1st at 8pm. Live, of course, here on BFF.fm. I'll be playing a familiarly lurching mix of rock, pop, electronic and dance, hip-hip and rap… whatever feels appropriate to keep your Tuesday evening lively — or at least interesting. Plus, exploring a set of tracks from the album of the week, and indulging in older material and live performances, too. I'm most excited to continue welcoming...

Duration:00:02:00