Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: September 26th at 12:52 PM

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The Electric Mess
Tuesday, September 30th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The Electric Mess don't mess around, delivering super-tight snarling garage-punk from New York City. Check out their latest LP, 'House On Fire' (their third album), then check out this killer live set then get out and get messed up in person at the Fall Freakout - Friday Oct. 3 at Don Pedro in Brooklyn with Quitty and the Don'ts and Mikey and the Drags.


Citizen Blast Kane
Wednesday, October 1st, 3am - 6am
on
Redundancy Radio with DJ Disk Jockey
North and South American habitual Regatta winners and jungle animal communicators, who enjoy discovering rare and unusual coins, down hill skiing techniques from 1980's movies and late night programming on Cinemax. They hail from Hackensack, New Jersey, play ultra raw and snotty garage punk and are pretty sore about having to wait for their sandwiches when they wanna eat.


John Strausbaugh PLUS Joe Frank - Work in Progress: "Stories for Nothing"
Wednesday, October 1st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
John Strausbaugh is the author of the widely acclaimed history of Greenwich Village, The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues. One of Kirkus Review's Best Books of 2013, it has just been reissued in paperback. On Thursday Oct 9, Strausbaugh will celebrate the paperwork edition with a talk and book signing at Cornelia Street Cafe in the heart of the Village, at 6pm. Strausbaugh will visit Irwin's show on Weds. Oct. 1, from 5-6pm, to share colorful chronicles about the Village's heralded history.

One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. October 1st we'll air an episode entitled "Stories for Nothing," from Joe's WORK IN PROGRESS series. A travel journal with a series of stories, including vignettes of a Third World hotel with one toilet and a long line of tourists suffering dysentery; a bored housewife who walks out on her family and hitches a ride with drugged hippies; the show trial of a penny-ante cult leader; and more.


The Pink Tiles
Thursday, October 2nd, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Fresh from Melbourne, Australia come The Pink Tiles, a band whose sound is neatly encapsulated by their name: bubblegum pop with a hard edge. Today they appear on Surface Noise playing songs from their just released self-titled LP. Don't miss!


Mark Stewart
Thursday, October 2nd, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
After 35 years of un-reissued silence, the Pop Group is finally doing it! They are re releasing We Are Time as well as a new collection, Cabinet of Curiosities later this year. Diane will speak to him about the releases, the Pop Group reunited and what it means to him to be with this seminal band that made an impact on so many to come, while the band members were still in their teens.


Elect Erode
Friday, October 3rd, 9am - Noon
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Psychedelic Techno wizards from the future stop by for a rare live in-studio set. Legends of the European fringe techno scene for almost a decade, this marks their first North American appearance!


Moppa Elliott
Friday, October 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Moppa Elliott is the bassist and leader of one of New York City's hottest jazz bands, Mostly Other People Do the Killing. The group gained notice in 2007 with its first record, not just for the hot, contemporary take on hard bop but for the cover, which lifted the design of a 1960 Art Blakey record. Since then they have continued to "borrow" covers of great jazz albums for their releases. The logical extension of that is to borrow the music, which MOPDtK does on the new, note-for-note remake of Miles Davis's Kind of Blue. Moppa will stop by Miniature Minotaurs on Friday, October 3, from 3-6 pm to guest DJ and talk about replication and tribute in music.


Tiny Ruins
Saturday, October 4th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
New Zealander Hollie Fullbrook began performing solo as Tiny Ruins but soon found herself leading a trio with Cass Basil and Alexander Freer, and they began releasing albums beginning in 2011. Her songs, which may give the appearance of poetry written in moments of inspiration, are actually carefully crafted and highly polished jewels of great beauty, easily putting her in the first rank of songwriters working today. The band stopped by the WFMU studios recently at the tail end of a tour. Hollie joins Sharon Van Etten on tour for most of October.


The Figgs
Tuesday, October 7th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Twenty-five years, 10 or so albums, one car commercial - The Figgs are simply one of the best bands in America. Coming together in upstate New York in the late 1980s, the band has covered so much territory - power pop, garage, any other kind of rock and roll you can think of - that they are hard to pigeonhole. You can always count on great songs, amazing hooks and high energy.


The Kate Bush Reunion Special with special guest Zohra Atash
Thursday, October 9th, 3am - 6am
on
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
At the great expense of time, blood and money,international fans flocked to the first Kate Bush concerts in 35 years. Zohra (Azar Swan, Religious to Damn) and Julie are two of those crazy people. It'll be a belated Katemas as Zohra and Julie compare KT notes and play songs from Kate's long but relatively unproductive career. Warning:may contain non-Kate content.


Torturing Twitter with Adachi Tomomi
Friday, October 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
"Torturing Twitter" is an interactive performance by Berlin-based Japanese performer/composer/sound poet Tomomi Adachi. Singing and reciting a realtime stream of Twitter hashtags and search words Adachi will do a "destructive reading" live on the air on Miniature Minotaurs, 3-6 pm on Friday, October 10. The Twitter timeline becomes a realtime text generator and live score for the performance. Listeners will be invited to attempt to shape the performance by tweeting using a hashtag that will be announced during the show.


Dennis McNally's author of “On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom”
Saturday, October 11th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Dennis McNally's author of “On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom.”


The Gizmos
Tuesday, October 14th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

When you drop the phrase proto-punk, Bloomington, Indiana's Gizmos are synonymous with The Electric Eels, Styrenes and Rocket From the Tombs in terms of Midwest-bred, Creem-magazing-reading, Stooge-oid worshipping innovation. Now, the original 1976 Gizmos are coming to the East Coast following their return to the Midwest in June and an upcoming appearance at Gonerfest in Memphis. Founders Ken Highland and Eddie Flowers will bring the Gizmos experience to Union Pool in Brooklyn on October 11 and Boston on October 12, and laying it down at WFMU on the 14th for Brian's show. As an added bonus, Flowers (who's also been active in chronicling great underground rock through the years via his Slippytown site, Gulcher Record label, writing, and his L.A. band Crawlspace) is gonna reprise his WIUS Bloomington radio show "Divine Decadence" with Ken and transport everybody back to 1974 with some obscuro heavy jams!


Even Twice
Sunday, October 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, October 19, on World of Echo w/Dave Mandl, Dave's guests will be the punk/prog/metal duo Even Twice. The Brooklyn-based bass-and-drums pair will be performing a set of their blistering eight-alarm music live in Studio B, and playing some songs from their new self-titled CD, starting at 9:30 p.m.


Little Band of Sailors
Monday, October 20th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on Scott Williams's show

Streaming video (and audio) of a live performance by NYC glam-folk-metal performance group Little Band of Sailors. LBOS is the musical outlet for sculptor/filmmaker/performance artist Rachel Mason. Expect theatrics in an Alice Cooper vein, unusual instrumentation, unbridled gymnastics, and some haunted caterwauling. (Added bonus: c'mon out to the taping of this event in our Monty Hall space on Monday 10/13 at 8pm! Free.)


Pat Dinizio
Thursday, October 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Vocalist for NJ's own Smithereens, has a very distinctive voice that has set the band apart. We will talk to him about past and current Smithereens dealings, just prior to their appearance that following Saturday at the Chiller Expo in Parsippany NJ. He will be live, and listeners can post questions to the interactive playlist board.


Singles Going Steady
Friday, October 24th, 9am - Noon
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Chris M. has got all kinds of 7" records and he's gonna play them! You won't believe the crazy things you'll hear on this show. It's going to be 7" records, 45s, tiny 33s, the variety of small records will be limitless! Will Chris M. survive? Even he doesn't know! Check it out!


Singles Going Steady: Punk & New Wave Special
Friday, October 24th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
They said it couldn't be done. Or at least they said Kurt couldn't do it without messing it up. And indeed he hasn't done it yet. Tune in to Miniature Minotaurs on from 3 to 6 pm on Friday, Oct. 24 to see if Kurt can hold true to his word and play three hours of vintage anti-hippie vinyl.


Deke Dickerson
Saturday, October 25th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley chats with noted author, mind blowing guitarist, crack song writer, road warrior and member of show business Deke Dickerson about his career and new collaborative album "Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits" (released October 7) and tour (which brings the super group to Brooklyn's Bell House 10/31).


Mischief Night Halloween Spooktacular!
Thursday, October 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Join Dave the Spazz and Bingo the Chimp for scary songs all night long!


Halloween III
Friday, October 31st, 9am - Noon
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
For the third year running it's the Halloween special! Three hours of spooky songs; a real horror show! It's famous!


Miniature Minotaurs Halloween Special
Friday, October 31st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
What's scarier than classical and classic rock?



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