Programs on WFMU
Last updated: December 4th at 12:15 PM
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Joe Frank - In the Dark: "Pilgrim (Part 2)"
Wednesday, December 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin's show
Installments of Joe Frank's radio series IN THE DARK air each Wednesday at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "Pilgrim (Part 2)" airs Weds. December 4th at 4pm (Eastern). In this episode, Joe pays a stranger $15,000 for a battered 1953 Buick convertible that's only worth a few hundred. He then fills the tank and sets out on a pilgrimage from Atlantic to Pacific to revel in the splendors of manifest destiny.
Thursday, December 5th, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Hugh Cornwell will be on the phone live with Diane at 1pm this coming Thursday. He's on tour in the US in support of his Steve Albini-produced release: Totem and Taboo. If you get on the interactive playlist fast enough, Diane might ask Hugh one of your questions!! The ex-Stranglers frontmand will be at the Record Collector in Bordentown on the 6th, the Brighton Bar in Long Branch the 7th, or his NY City show at the Highline Ballroom on Sunday December 8th. Hugh has just added Ian Rubbish to the Highline Ballroom appearance.
Saturday, December 7th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes back Nick Lowe to about his new Christmas album "Holiday Street" and his 40+ year career!
The Encounter: New Directions in Iranian and Syrian Pipes, Drums and Flutes
Saturday, December 7th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
The Encounter takes Silk Road traditions in new directions. The genre-bashing Iranian-Syrian trio blends modern and traditional styles, featuring the rarely heard bagpipes of Southern Iran plus percussion and Syrian wind instruments. The Encounter makes its New York debut tonight, Saturday December 7th at the Asia Society on Park Avenue (with a live video webcast too). And the adventurous trio performs at Alwan for the Arts downtown on Sunday evening. But you'll hear this exciting new collaboration first right here on WFMU.
Joe Frank - In the Dark: "Just a Closer Walk With Thee"
Wednesday, December 11th, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin's show
Installments of Joe Frank's radio series IN THE DARK air each Wednesday at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" airs Weds. December 11th at 4pm (Eastern). Joe lists the things we lose in life, and laments that despite our efforts to better ourselves, everything leads to decay. On the bright side, Joe goes to a hospital to visit an elderly woman exhibiting signs of dementia, and talks to her about sex and death.
Saturday, December 14th, 6am - 9am
on Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
January of this year saw the debut recording by Torres (Mackenzie Scott). The self-titled disc is good from beginning to end, and is as impressive a first album as you're likely to hear. Her approach to writing is that of the singer/songwriter, giving us songs of emotional honesty and depth, not rock bombast. Her voice matches her lyrics, making her a most compelling performer. Though customarily appearing in concert fronting a trio, Mackenzie agreed to do a more subdued solo set, just her and her electric guitar, for our Saturday morning listeners.
Joe Frank - In the Dark: "A Natural Disaster"
Wednesday, December 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin's show
Installments of Joe Frank's radio series IN THE DARK air each Wednesday at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "A Natural Disaster" airs Weds. December 18th at 4pm (Eastern). On this program about natural catastrophes, Joe recites a list of historic earthquakes and their death tolls. A man trapped in his house following an earthquake, calmly phones for help and describes the wonders of making love in the rubble. Joe seeks vengeance on nature by stabbing the earth with a knife and imprisoning air in a balloon and passing it through a filthy vacuum cleaner.
Spazz Xmas Fiasco: Holiday Hangover Edition!
Thursday, December 26th, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Local rock 'n' roll superstars drop by to give the holidays one final musical kick in the Santa pants!
Lee Ranaldo and The Dust
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show
Sonic Youth guitarist/co-founder returns to Brian's show for a live session in amidst a busy year of world travels, and making his latest Matador Records release Last Night On Earth. Since last visit, Lee's live sets and recordings have definitely taken on a dynamic of a more developed band relationship; players Steve Shelley on drums, Tim Luntzel on bass, and second guitarist Alan Licht still explore expansive electric jams, but also have worked to frame Lee's songcraft and lyrical poeticism into even sharper realms. Lee and the Dust headline at the Bell House in Brooklyn January 11th, with Steve Gunn and Spectre Folk also on the bill.
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