Tuesday, February 27th, 8pm - 9pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Pipa soloist Min Xiao-Fen discusses her new album "Metta" on Asian Improv Records of music she composed for live scores of 1930s Chinese silent films "Romance of the Fruit Peddler" and "Romance of the Western Chamber," both to be performed at this year's Big Ears Festival alongside percussionist River Guerguerian. Min performs traditional Chinese classical, jazz, free improv and experimental musics with the likes of John Zorn, Derek Bailey, Wadada Leo Smith and Björk.
Dick Monda (aka Daddy Dewdrop)
Wednesday, February 28th, Noon - 3pm
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
In 1971, "Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)" by Daddy Dewdrop became a worldwide smash. Improbably, the man behind that record — Dick Monda — followed that up a few years later by anonymously making one of the most inscrutable records of the '70s, the self-titled album by Christ Child. Dick chats with EFD about these contrasting releases and more on today’s show. Tune in, you’ll jes’ love it!
Brian Carpenter of Ghost Train Orchestra Discusses Moondog
Wednesday, February 28th, 3pm - 6pm
Moondog was blind, dressed in Viking regalia, slept on 6th Avenue in New York during the 1950s, and was a musical genius who left behind a monumental catalog of fascinating works spanning a dozen genres. Moondog's music was re-envisioned by Ghost Train Orchestra and Kronos Quartet on the recent album Songs and Symphoniques: The Music of Moondog. On Weds. Feb 28th, Brian Carpenter, leader of the Ghost Train Orchestra, will visit Irwin's program from 4–6pm to discuss the collaboration with Kronos and bring Moondog's music to the airwaves. Unreleased recordings from the project will be included in the musical offerings. Ghost Train and Kronos will perform the works of Moondog live at New York's Town Hall on April 16.
Friday, March 1st, 9pm - Midnight
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Elusive sophisti-pop purveyor Richard Papiercuts recently dropped by the WFMU studios for a live session featuring songs from across his catalog and a few new ones to boot. Delivered live by a band featuring members of Lames Drivers, Lycaon Pictus, and WFMU's own Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia, among others, Papiercuts' utterly distinctive take on new wave, post-punk, pure pop, and classic soul and funk is not to be missed.
Kay Adams Saturday, March 2nd, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Country music legend Kay Adams about her long career and her new Sundazed release "Little Pink Mack," which collects her live studio cuts from the Buck Owens Ranch Show.
Special Guests: Burnt Sugar – The Arkestra Chamber
Saturday, March 2nd, 2pm - 5pm
Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber is a territory band, a neo-tribal thang, a community hang, a society music guild aspiring to the condition of all that is molten, glacial, racial, spacial, oceanic, mythic, antiphonal and telepathic. They will join us to talk about upcoming shows and their first vinyl release.
Drop In Presents Cloud Nine with Dave T
Saturday, March 2nd, 6pm - 7pm
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)
We are going to a happening…we are going to the North West of England where the Northern nightclubs swung to the sound of DJ’s playing American soul imports in the 1960s and 70s. These records were later dubbed Northern Soul. Stomping beats, Soaring vocals, cool horns and fabulous string arrangements. Are you ready now?
Jake Ephros guest hosts!
Sunday, March 3rd, 5pm - 6pm
Jake hosts an hour of worker power, with labor union music, class-conscious jams, and words from labor organizers, including some basic steps for listeners to organize at their jobs.
Episode 8 of Antenna Alley with Daniel Blumin and his co-host Jesse Dorris
Monday, March 4th, 9pm - Midnight
Daniel Blumin's show
Here comes Episode 8 of Antenna Alley, a new series of short, absurd yet factual insect-music adventures created by Irene Moon. This special marathon edition episode features a short selection of cicada recordings from Borneo by Francisco López!
Sunday, March 10th, 5pm - 6pm
A mid-marathon fireside "State of the Station" chat with Station Manager Ken
The Annual Yo La Tengo Song-a-Thon
Tuesday, March 12th, 9pm - Midnight
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
Join Jesse Jarnow, Gaylord Fields and Yo La Tengo for the annual song-a-thon in which listeners pledging $100 to the fundraising marathon get to request a song (any reasonably well known song) from the band. Make your Yo La Tengo pledge here.
The Grand Finale of the WFMU Marathon!
Sunday, March 17th, 7pm - Midnight
Interview with Jane Duffus, author of These Things Happen, the Sarah Records story
Thursday, March 21st, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Trouble interviews Jane Duffus, author of These Things Happen, the Sarah Records Story, a definitive history of the British independent label that ran from 1987 to 1995. Sarah records was a secret world, located in the heart of Bristol, whose music is still much-loved today. The book is an oral history including interviews with every Sarah band with chapters on fanzines and the vitriolic London music press.
Duffus provides a social history of the indy UK music world: before the proliferation of the internet, when fans sent coins through the Royal Post to their beloved Sarah label run by Clare Wadd and Matt Haynes.
Leo guest hosts!
Sunday, March 24th, 5pm - 6pm
Leo will be playing an eclectic selection of misty, ethereal and ambient sounds.
Saturday, March 30th, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes the multitalented Robbie Fulks back to the show to discuss his incredible songwriting, applause-inducing guitar playing, Grammy nominating record making, and his area show, April 12th at Montclair's Outpost In The Burbs.
DJ Kewpie guest hosts!
Sunday, March 31st, 5pm - 6pm
DJ Kewpie spins awesome tunes for the squarest of squares and the coolest of the cool.
Stereogram #7 w/ Arvo Zylo
Tuesday, April 2nd, 9pm - 11pm
Mid-Valley Mutations with Austin Rich
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
For this season's Stereogram, Arvo Zylo returns to Mid-Valley Mutations with a full tray of brain cakes and officially certified fair-trade, farm-raised, free-range swamp meats. Two hours of selections from his private collections.