Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: April 16th at 12:45 PM

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Arto Lindsay
Wednesday, April 16th, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane's show
For many WFMU listeners, this godfather of Downtown NYC avant-rock, needs no introduction. From forming and leading the seminal No-Wave band DNA, creating forward thinking, Mingus inspired post-Jazz with John Lurie's, to his beautiful explorations of the Brazilian samba of his youth, Arto Lindsay is musical force of nature. He will visit the Duane train for an interview and solo performance this coming Wednesday in support of his excellent double disc retrospective "The Encyclopedia of Arto."


¿Cómo se dice "bodega" en español?
Wednesday, April 16th, 7pm - 10pm
on Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Bodega Pop’s Gary Sullivan has spent the last two decades scouring New York City’s bodegas from Brooklyn to Bronx in search of the spiciest, mas caliente tracks ever burned into wee sound-bearing discs of polycarbonate plastic. Join him as he spins three solid hours of candombe rock, Afro-Cuban hip hop, a rare extended disco track by filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, new wave mambo and mucho música corriente from Argentina to Venezuela by way of your local bodega.


Neue Vocalsolisten
Friday, April 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk

For 30 years, the German a cappella group Neue Vocalsolisten has been merging contemporary composition with theater, video and electronic sound. The seven-voice ensemble has performed works by such composers as Luciano Berio, Luigi Nono, Salvatore Sciarrino and probably some non Italians as well. The group is in New York for an Easter Sunday performance at the MATA Festival and will stop by WFMU to perform live on the air.

For 30 years, the German a cappella group Neue Vocalsolisten has been merging contemporary composition with theater, video and electronic sound. The seven-voice ensemble has performed works by such composers as Luciano Berio, Luigi Nono, Salvatore Sciarrino and probably some non Italians as well. The group is in New York for an Easter Sunday performance at the MATA Festival and will stop by WFMU to perform Berio's stellar 1974 composition "A-Ronne" live on the air.


Amarrass Records Radiates Rajasthani Roots and Arki Sound Mines Ethiopian Gold
Saturday, April 19th, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Arki Sound is a NYC-based outfit inspired by the Golden Age of popular music in Ethiopia - the 1960s to early 1970s. Arki follows this evening's live FMU debut with a show at Silvana in Harlem a week from tonight, Saturday April 26th.

Plus, we travel to Delhi to meet Ashutosh Sharma and Ravneet Kler, two of the four pals who run indie label Amarrass Records. The Amarrass mission is to spread the traditional desert sounds of Rajasthan around the world. One of the label's hottest properties is the Barmer Boys, whose first US tour includes a show at Drom in the East Village on Thursday April 24th. (Note: This segment was rescheduled from April 12th.)


The Austerity Program
Sunday, April 20th, 9am - 11am
on Imaginary Radio with Chris M.

"The Austerity Program is two people from New York City and their drum machine." Making their WFMU debut, the Austerity Program perform new songs as well as some recent classics and then have a bit of a chat about their upcoming album, tour and new record label, Controlled Burn. And it's gonna be loud.


Cibo Matto
Monday, April 21st, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Rescheduled! NYC legends Cibo Matto have officially reunited and will swing by the WFMU studio for a short live set of fabulous and fun electronic pop! Tune in to hear hits from their new release "Hotel Valentine."


Mark Fosson
Monday, April 21st, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

After his home recordings were unearthed for the album "Digging in the Dust," Mark Fosson has been getting some well deserved recognition for his other body of work as a singer-songwriter. In 2005 Fosson released a solo project, "Jesus on a Greyhound", a fine showcase for his rich baritone and fingerstyle guitar work. Mark Fosson has been touring a lot and drops by WFMU to play live.


Good Throb
Tuesday, April 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Good Throb are a blazing, snot-headed primitive punk quartet out of London, snarling and ripping their way through a few 7" singles so far and doing their second ever radio session today. they're equal parts Flipper at 78 RPM and Messthetics DIY postpunk series, with singer Ellie sounding like Eve Libertine from Crass trying to get out of a woodchipper. See them live at Death By Audio in Brooklyn on April 5th and 18th, or catch 'em on the air and netwaves here!


Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "An Enterprising Man"
Wednesday, April 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. April 23rd we'll air "An Enterprising Man," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. With a bottomless fortune and boundless ambition, Joe develops one reckless venture after another. They all fail in spectacular fashion, except one. But Joe refuses to let success stand in his way.


Chinas vs. SARs
Wednesday, April 23rd, 7pm - 10pm
on Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
In tandem with a talk on Rebecca Pan and the Hong Kong indie music scene that he’ll give at this year’s EMP Pop Conference, Gary Sullivan has planned a three-hour journey from the dawn of modern Chinese pop, or shidaiqu, to contemporary punk, hip-hop, hard rock and twee from the mainland, Macao, Taiwan and Hong Kong.


David J
Thursday, April 24th, 6am - 9am
on Underwater Theme Park with Meghan

David J (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets, etc.) will be performing live and speaking with Meghan about his current solo projects (and answer some questions about the former bands). Iconic gothic/post punk beginnings have mellowed to a similarly dark cabaret sound on his new album Not Long For This World. He will have just finished playing in the NYC area for 3 nights before heading up to Canada to continue on his tour.


Don Bikoff with Percussionist Stephan
Monday, April 28th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Forty years after the release of Don Bikoff's debut, "Celestial Explosion," the album's reissue has propelled him into the spotlight again. Bikoff's rejuvenation inspired him to create a new album called "Hallowed Ground" which is out now. Don also recently found his own "basement tape" with a percussionist named Stephan, which he hopes to release as well. Don Bikoff and Stephan visit WFMU's "love room" for a live performance.


Man Forever
Monday, April 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

Man Forever is the percussion project led by John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions), a founding member of Oneida. Colpitts is an in-demand drummer who's been all over the place lately, including stints on tour with Spiritualized and playing on the Jimmy Fallon show with Yo La Tengo. Man Forever's new record, "Ryonen," features the help of famed percussion group SO Percussion. Tune in on April 21st as Colpitts and the Man Forever crew bring their tuned drums and furious polyrhythmic precision to the WFMU airwaves.


Sharon Van Etten
Tuesday, April 29th, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
On April 29th, Sharon Van Etten will visit This is the Modern World with Trouble. Sharon will bring out some records, and a healthy appetite for cookies. We will relax and chit chat, we will talk and talk, play songs and generally have a grand ole time. Please stop by and give a holler!


The Impalers
Tuesday, April 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Hitting Brian's show today are Austin's crusty answer to Motorhead: The Impalers are a punk-first-and-foremost combo featuring Chris Ulsh who rotates instruments and tours with other combos like Hatred Surge, Vaaska, Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder and more. They're on tour after releasing a killer LP on 540 Records, playing The Acheron April 17th, and the NY's Alright Festival at The Wick on the 20th, both in Brooklyn.


The Split Squad
Wednesday, April 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

The Split Squad began to take shape in 2011, when Keith Streng of the Fleshtones and Michael Giblin of the Parallax Project (and previously of early '90s power-poppers Cherry Twister) started talking about recording some songs together. The band grew to include friends and past bandmates, including Clem Burke (Blondie), Eddie Muñoz (the Plimsouls), and Fenway Park organist Josh Kantor, who also plays with the Baseball Project and Jim's Big Ego.

The Split Squad released their debut album earlier this year, and it's full of big hooks and catchy songs, as you'd expect from that lineup. If you can't catch their East Coast shows (including Friday April 27 at Bowery Electric and Monday the 28th at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch) you can hear them live WFMU Wednesday night, April 30, at 9pm!


Bill Kouligas
Sunday, May 4th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Daniel Blumin's show
PAN, a Berlin-based record label founded by musician and visual artist Bill Kouligas, has put out a steady stream of übergreat titles since its inception in 2008. The label has a wide-angle aesthetic with a roster that includes some of today's finest practitioners of electronic, experimental, and dance music. PAN has been a home to Sensate Focus, Heatsick, Rashad Becker, and Ghédalia Tezartès to name but a few favorites. Tune in as Bill swings by on his first visit to WFMU to chat about the label, play some upcoming releases, and guest DJ up a slew of favorites of Arcadic proportions!


Hallock Hill
Monday, May 5th, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

Tom Lecky has been releasing meditative improvised music under the name Hallock Hill since 2011. Hallock Hill's music is primarily made with guitar and, lately, piano, but other instruments and production elements also make appearances. It's careful music full of questioning -- curious, even wide-eyed, though never naive. The music is abstract, but it communicates in a narrative and visual way that's unusual for improvisation. A very special surprise guest will also join Hallock Hill in the studio.


La Nuit Obscure de L'âme Part Deux with special guest DJ Glockabelle
Thursday, May 8th, 3am - 6am
on
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
The French once again invade the Dark Night of the Soul as Glockabelle returns live to combine her French music collection with Julie's to give an advanced lesson in une marelle musicale française (French freeform) taking you beyond the rudiments of Gainsbourg, Gall & Piaf.


Joel Selvin, author of the new Bert Berns biography "Here Comes The Night"
Saturday, May 17th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Joel Selvin author of "Here Comes The Night" which chronicles the life and short but prolific career of Bert Berns, the force behind over fifty chart singles including work with Solomon Burke, The Drifters, Emma Franklin, The Isley Brothers, Lulu, Van Morrison, Wilson Picket and tons more!


Coffins
Tuesday, May 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Japan's contemporary masters of downtuned, doom-tinged death metal arrive in Jersey City today on Brian's show. Dirty riffage, harrowing vox, these guys are a crushing live experience to behold; check them out on air today or at St. Vitus in Greenpoint on May 20th.



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