Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: March 20th at 10:25 AM

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Mad Max Special Pt. 1: Paul Johnstone (Cundalini of Mad Max)
Tuesday, March 20th, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Paul Johnstone who portrayed Cundalini in George Miller's "Mad Max" joins Devon to discuss his experiences as the mustachioed, Lolita heart-shaped glasses-wearing biker in Toecutter's menacing motorcycle gang in the 1979 Australian dystopic action film which kicked off the franchise. Paul got his start in musical theater in Australia's first productions of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in the 1970s and continued on as a touring/session drummer and vocalist for Australia bands such as The Models, Straw Dogs and The Dexters, working today as an in-demand voice actor. "That there is Cundalini...and Cundalini wants his hand back!"

Mike Scheidt - Guitars, Vocals - YOB, Vhol
Thursday, March 22nd, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Doom metal master, Mike Scheidt joins Diane live for a full Peer Pressure session! In 2017, Mike was stricken with a case of acute diverticulitis that threatened to kill him. Now YOB has a new record coming out, and 2017 seems so long ago. We will find out what lasting impact his physical ailments has created for him and learn what life for him is like now. Mike is a prolific writer, incredible guitarist and expressive vocalist, and we wait with baited breath to hear how his life has shifted and also to hear his playlist!

Hollie Cook
Friday, March 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

Daughter of the Sex Pistols’ drummer Paul Cook and Boy George’s backing singer Jeni Cook, Hollie Cook made her first foray into music as the “second singer” in the Slits, when lead singer Ari Up reformed the group in 2006. Hollie credits her time in the Slits with turning her onto the reggae-pop sound that she would fully embrace as a solo artist. Her latest and third album, Vessel Of Love, is a gorgeous collection of easy, breezy, blissed-out songs, which she describes as “tropical pop.” On Friday March 23rd, she’ll be stopping by Sophisticated Boom Boom for a live set and interview before she heads into Brooklyn for an evening performance at Elsewhere.

Put The Needle On DJ Premier, Evidence, L'Orange & Black Milk
Friday, March 23rd, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In addition to sending out multitudes of Thank-Yous to all the wonderful supporters of WFMU during the recent 2018 Marathon, Billy Jam's post-Thon show will also feature interviews with "hip-hop's greatest producer" DJ Premier, LA producer/emcee Evidence, Detroit emcee/producer Black Milk, and North Carolina producer L'Orange.

Mad Max Special Pt. 2: Tim Burns and Paul Johnstone (Johnny The Boy and Cundalini of Mad Max)
Tuesday, March 27th, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Paul Johnstone (aka Cundalini) returns with his mate Tim Burns who portrayed Johnny The Boy in George Miller's "Mad Max" (1979) to discuss their experiences in the original Australian dystopic action film. Tim is also known for his roles in "Chain Reaction" (1980) and "Monkey Grip" (1982). Devon will debut the once thought lost George Miller-rejected "End Credits" that Paul recorded for the film with Stewart D'Arrietta, David Cafe and George's brother Bill Miller. "If you're going to waste the bronze, you gotta do it big!"

Erik Larson - Drummer, Guitarist - Backwoods Payback, The Might Could, Alabama Thunderpussy, Kilara, Avail
Thursday, March 29th, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Richmond's Erik Larson joins Diane for a full live Peer Pressure session! Erik has played drums and also guitar in a handful of heavier bands over the years - Avail, Alabama Thunderpussy, Kilara, the Might Could, and most recently, he drums in Backwoods Payback; their most recent release, Fire Not Reason is metal-laden rock noise, fueled by Erik's relentless drumming. We'll catch up with Erik in real time and listen to music that makes a difference to this man who is no stranger to playing gigs and letting the music move him!

Patsy's Rats
Saturday, March 31st, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Patsy is Patsy Gelb, formerly of Scavenger C*nt and occasional collaborator of her father, Howe Gelb of Giant Sand. Her Rats consist of main-squeeze Christian Blunda (erstwhile Billy Jeans of Mean Jeans) and a rotating door of rock ‘n’ roll vermin-for-hire. They are making their first trip to the East Coast and of course wanted to join Todd-O-Phonic Todd's Cavalcade Of Stars. Don't miss them at Ceremony on Friday March 30th and Union Pool Saturday March 31st.

Les Lullies
Saturday, April 7th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Les Lullies- Les Lullies- Sacre bleu! Todd-O-Phonic Todd presents the sizzling punk sounds of the French combo Les Lullies. Hot off their wild "Don't Look Twice" EP on Slovenly, these wildmen hit the U.S. for shows including the Mercury Lounge on Tuesday April 4th and Debauch-A-Reno the next weekend.

Tony Crane of The Merseybeats
Saturday, April 21st, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Tony Crane who formed The Merseybeats in 1962, came up through the same club circuit as The Beatles, and landed eight singles on the British top 40 charts including “"Wishin' and Hopin' ", "Last Night (I Made A Little Girl Cry)", "I Stand Accused" and “Really Mystified" - The Merseybeats morphed into The Merseys who had a huge hit with their version of “Sorrow” - and they're still at it, 55 years after their formation.

Tom Staley of N.R.B.Q.
Saturday, May 5th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with N.R.B.Q.'s original drummer Tom Staley about his life and career, and the making of the band's newly re-released self titled 1969 debut album - for the very first time on cd!

Del McCoury
Saturday, May 19th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Bluegrass legend Del McCoury about his 50+ year career, his new album "Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass," and The Del McCoury Band's upcoming June 7th show in New York's Symphony Space.

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