Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: October 29th at 4:27 PM

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Halloween III
Friday, October 31st, 9am - Noon
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
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
What's scarier than classical and classic rock?

Alex Chilton biographer Holly George-Warren
Saturday, November 1st, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley welcomes author Holly George-Warren for a discussion of her recent book “A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, From Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man.”

Xylouris-White: Drum and (Cretan) Lute Explorations
Saturday, November 1st, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

George Xylouris, brilliant laouto (lute) player from the Greek island of Crete, and Jim White, visionary drummer with Australia's Dirty Three among others, have joined forces. On their debut album Goats (Other Music), Xylouris-White deftly deconstruct traditional style songs from Crete as well as taking off on fully modern improvisatory journeys. Hear the full dynamic range of Xylouris-White live tonight on WFMU!

Annea Lockwood
Tuesday, November 4th, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Legendary sound artist Annea Lockwood will be a guest on This is the Modern World with Trouble on Nov 4. Along with curator and artist Stephan Moore, Annea will discuss one of her most recent projects, Wild Energy, recently part of the group show "In the Garden of Sonic Delights". Annea is a composer and performer who works with acoustic sounds and voices, recorded natural environments and spoken word.

Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires
Tuesday, November 4th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Lee and his Glory Fires blast out high-octane, high-energy road-raging rock and roll from the South but this ain't your typical classic Southern rock. Stereotypes, myths and misconceptions of southern culture get debunked, decoded, rearranged and deranged then taken out behind the woodshed for a good 21st-century working over. We'll rock, we'll roll and probably learn a thing or two as the Birmingham barnstormers blast through tunes from their new LP, "Dereconstruction." and hopefully a few oldies as well.

Chrome special with Helios Creed
Tuesday, November 4th, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner's show
When guitarist Helios Creed met up with Damon Edge and joined the San Francisco band Chrome in 1977, the world got an acid-fried, dystopian sci-fi version of the Stooges that blasted out two records that no other band has come near replicating the warped genius of. Alien Soundtracks and Half Machine Lip Moves utilized a Hendrix kind of freeform aesthetic mixed with tapes, feedback, metal percussion and cutup soundscapes all heightening the band's projections of a world of abusive technology and zombie warfare. They later became probably the most unheralded cornerstone of 80's industrial music, and in the new millenium, scores of garage punks have scrapped traditional approaches and followed Helios Creed's moves more than ever. With Damon having passed away in 2005, Creed (who has had a long solo career since 1985) now rechristens Chrome and has released the new album Feel It Like A Scientist. Brian talks at length today with Helios and gets the lowdown on the past and present of this incredible and unique psychedelic punk band.

Wednesday, November 5th, 8pm - 9pm
on Infinite Distortion

Distort Jersey City's Reed Dunlea will be co-hosting this show, bringing us a live session from Honey. This Brooklyn trio plays some rock n' roll that you all wish you heard more often. No nonsense long haired freaks, but with some really unique moments shining through. You probably recognize them from their North Brooklyn day jobs at Academy Records, Union Pool, and Ontario Bar. For those about to rock, we implore you to listen.

The Briefs
Wednesday, November 5th, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
The Briefs blasted out of Seattle in the early 2000s, releasing album after album of some of the most authentic-sounding modern punk rock you ever heard. The band won fans around the world with their take on '77 punk rock that evoked memories of the Undertones, Buzzcocks, Dead Boys and the like. After a lengthy hiatus they've been lured back out on the road by none other than The Damned for an east coast tour that will include a triumphant return to the WFMU studios! Their local dates include Irving Plaza on Halloween and the Stone Pony in Asbury Park on Saturday, Nov. 1. Get out and see them live, then tune in for more punk rock joy Wednesday night, Nov. 5, on WFMU.

Taylor Swift White Noise Remix Context
Friday, November 7th, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
On Oct. 21, an apparent glitch at the Canadian iTunes Headquarters resulted in an eight-second file of white noise and silence being made available on for download as "Track 3" from Taylor Swift's upcoming album "1989." The little blurt of an mp3 quickly topped the Canadian iTunes sales charts.

Whether or not Ms. Swift is venturing into the world of sound art or digital culture jamming remains to be seen but that's not stopping us from announcing the TAYLOR SWIFT WHITE NOISE REMIX CONTEST. Download the original track here, bleach it, rinse it, fold it and email the finished product (as an mp3 or download link) to miniature.minotaurs [at] gmail [dot] com by 11/4 (Reverse Information Day). A panel of listeners who donated to Miniature Minotaurs during the October Silent Fundraiser will judge the entries and the results will be revealed on Miniature Minotaurs on Friday, November 7 (3-6 pm).

Mary Lattimore and Jeff Ziegler
Monday, November 10th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

After a long collaborative past, harpist Mary Lattimore and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Zeigler have just released "Slant of Light," a beautifully impressionistic set of improvisations. Lattimore’s elaborate melodies are meditatively enhanced by a lush compliment of Zeigler’s tonal beds of synthesizer and guitar. Mary Lattimore and Jeff Ziegler visit Irene's show for a live performance on WFMU.

Big Mama Thornton Biographer Michael Spörke
Saturday, November 15th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley welcomes Michael Spörke author of "Big Mama Thornton: The Life and Music" to discuss the singer's struggles and successes in life and in the music business.

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