Howard Bloom Talks Michael Jackson, Prince, Billy Joel And Jordan Peterson On Tom Needham's THE SOUNDS OF FILM

Author Howard Bloom is Tom Needham's special guest this Thursday at 6 pm EST on WUSB's 'The Sounds of Film.'

Britain'sChannel4 TV once called Howard Bloom "the next in a lineage of seminal thinkers that includes Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Freud." He is the author of many books including 'The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History,' 'Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century,' 'The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Revision of Capitalism,' The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates,' and 'How I Accidentally Started the Sixties.'

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Airs Thursday, March 21, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Casey McNeil in WUSB's Sunday Street on March 31

Pete Mancini will open this show

Casey is based in Portland, Oregon, where he has honed his unique style, mixing influences from folk and Celtic music, with elements of punk, often generating comparisons with R.E.M., The Decemberists, and The Pogues.

After graduating college with a degree in ethnomusicology, Neill developed as an artist in the underground music community of the Pacific Northwest where he recorded several acclaimed albums with one of them featuring a signature song, “Riffraff.”

A New York stay of several years resulted in a brilliant music collaboration with Scottish musician and producer Johnny Cunningham, yielding two studio albums as well as a live recording featuring Cunningham on fiddle (his last recordings before his untimely passing in 2003).

Neill can also be found on an acclaimed tribute collection of Pete Seeger songs, along with his work on three albums with his band, The Norway Rats, the most recent being 2018’s Subterrene. (`

Accompanying Casey Neill for this show is keyboard and accordion player Josh Kantor. Kantor is also the organist for all Boston Red Sox home games.

Pete Mancini has recently signed with Diversion Records, who has released a well-received single, “Pine Box Derby” from a forthcoming album by this Americana artist. Foothill Freeway (2017) was Pete’s debut solo album following several albums with his earlier band, Butcher’s Blind. Pete will be celebrating the release of his new single, "My Hometown." (

Advance sale tickets are $20 at through March 29th , with tickets at the door for $25

Other upcoming shows:

The Songs of Randy Newman, Sunday, April 14th, 5 P.M. with The Kennedys, Jack Licitra, and Miles To Dayton

Lucy Kaplansky, Sunday, May 5th, 5 P.M.

Bob Dylan's 78th Birthday Celebration, Sunday, May 19th, 7 P.M., with The Kennedys, Rod MacDonald, Russ Seeger and others

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Ricki Lake talks WEED THE PEOPLE on the Sounds of Film with Tom Needham

TV Host, Ricki Lake, is Tom Needham's exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's 'The Sounds of Film.' She will be discussing her career and new film, "Weed the People.'

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Airs Thursday 3/14, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Bill & Ted's Alex Winter And CNN's Don Lemon Talk PANAMA PAPERS On Tom Needham's Sounds Of Film

Director/actor, Alex Winter, and TV host Don Lemon will be discussing the film ‘THE PANAMA PAPERS’ this Thursday on WUSB on ‘Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film.’

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Airs Thursday, February 28, 6-8 PM.

Kerry Kearney on The Bayou - 2/28 8:00 PM

Kerry Kearney pays an encore visit to “The Bayou” show this Thursday night at 8:00 PM to visit with Chris and talk about his newest release “Smokehouse Serenade” along with the latest developments in his continuing journey on the Highway of the Blues. A good time is GUARANTEED!