Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: October 20th at 4:21 PM

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il Sogno Del Marinaio (Featuring Mike Watt)
Wednesday, October 22nd, 3am - 6am
on
Redundancy Radio with DJ Disk Jockey
Il Sogno Del Marinaio is the trio of Italian musicians Stefano Pilia and Andrea Belfi with bassist Mike Watt. They put out their second album, "Canto Secondo," on August 26 via Watt's Clenchedwrench Records, which follows their 2013 debut, "La Busta Gialla." They're currently on the road in support of the new album with an extensive North American tour happening now through November 1st. After the set, Pat Longo of Primitive Sound System guests DJ's a set of 45s for singles going steady week.


Gal Pals
Wednesday, October 22nd, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Super DJ Amanda Nazario joins Gary to co-host thrill–inducing garage-pop duo GAL PALS. Pals Lauren Marie Mikus and Jillian Talley will stop by WFMU on their way to CMJ to perform early hits and songs from their upcoming debut album and spin some of the music that influenced and inspires them.


Rakta
Wednesday, October 22nd, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
Brazil's brilliant Rakta grace our airwaves with a live set on Infinite Distortion. Their sound is fluid, brooding, and cavernous, exploring the darker worlds within us all. Don't miss this post-punk sensation in the midst of a massive, multi-continental tour- here on WFMU, Wednesday night, October 22nd.


Lloyd Cole
Wednesday, October 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

30 years to the month after the release of Rattlesnakes English-by-way-of-Western-Massachusetts singer/songwriter Lloyd Cole stops by WFMU to play some songs, talk about his latest album, and even take part in Singles Going Steady Week! That new album, Standards (Omnivore), comes out in the USA this month; it is, as Lloyd himself says, "a rock record" made up of 10 original tunes and one cover. Lloyd Cole will appear on WFMU at 9pm on Wednesday night, Oct. 22, just ahead of his solo acoustic performance at City Winery in NYC on Thursday, Oct. 23. Be sure to tune in!


Kinks Kollision with special guest Gaylord Fields
Thursday, October 23rd, 3am - 6am
on
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
Gaylord (Mr. Pleasant) and Julie (Little Miss Queen of Darkness) meet once again to share favorite Kinks songs and talk about all things brothers Davies.


Pat Dinizio
Thursday, October 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Vocalist for NJ's own Smithereens, has a very distinctive voice that has set the band apart. We will talk to him about past and current Smithereens dealings, just prior to their appearance that following Saturday at the Chiller Expo in Parsippany NJ. He will be live, and listeners can post questions to the interactive playlist board.


Special 3-hr show with "Cussin' Joe" McGasko
Thursday, October 23rd, 2pm - 5pm
on
Matt Fiveash (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Cussin' Joe McGasko joins Matt this week for a special 3-hr show.


All B-Sides All Night Long
Thursday, October 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
In celebration of WFMU's annual Singles Going Steady Week, Dave the Spazz flips out and only plays B-sides all night long! Expect killer oddball and rockin' sides that historically DJs were expected NOT to plug.


Singles Going Steady
Friday, October 24th, 9am - Noon
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Chris M. has got all kinds of 7" records and he's gonna play them! You won't believe the crazy things you'll hear on this show. It's going to be 7" records, 45s, tiny 33s, the variety of small records will be limitless! Will Chris M. survive? Even he doesn't know! Check it out!


Singles Going Steady: Punk & New Wave Special
Friday, October 24th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
They said it couldn't be done. Or at least they said Kurt couldn't do it without messing it up. And indeed he hasn't done it yet. Tune in to Miniature Minotaurs on from 3 to 6 pm on Friday, Oct. 24 to see if Kurt can hold true to his word and play three hours of vintage anti-hippie vinyl.


Put The Needle On The Three Guest DJs Pt. 4
Friday, October 24th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In keeping with the "Singles Going Steady Week" theme "Put The Needle On The Three Guest DJs Part 4" will feature three turntablist guests spinning nothing but 45 singles when they join Billy Jam on WFMU this week. Virginia's DJ Dust-One who recently released a 7" single featuring DJ Quest, Northern California's DJ Enki who is a resident at the Bay Area's all 45's singles party The 45 Sessions, and Maryland based show guest regular DJ ALF will each spin 20 minute sets of nothing but seven inch singles going steady on Put The Needle On The Record Friday October 24th at 7pm on WFMU.


Deke Dickerson, Robbie Fulks and NRBQ's Casey McDonough!
Saturday, October 25th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael Shelley chats with noted author, mind blowing guitarist, crack song writer, road warrior and member of show business Deke Dickerson about his career and new collaborative album "Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits" (released October 7) and tour which brings the super group to Brooklyn's Bell House 10/31 AND Robbie Fulks visits to chat about his current tour that brings him to Brooklyn's Union Hall on October 30th AND there's more: NRBQ's Casey McDonough calls in to tell us the story behind his song "Can't Wait To Kiss You" which is a strong contender for best #1 hit song of the year!


Dan Selzer of Acute Records
Sunday, October 26th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K
To help work our way through three hours of nothing but seven-inch singles, Burn It Down! with Nate K welcomes Acute Records founder and newly minted recording artist Dan Selzer to the program. Since launching Acute in 2002, Dan has been rediscovering and reissuing various underground, post-punk, D.I.Y., and experimental treasures, including the Lines, Theoretical Girls, Ike Yard, the Trypes, and Happy Refugees, among others. In 2014, Selzer released his first album of his own music, under the name New York Endless, with Strategies, via the Golf Channel imprint. We asked Dan to join us and he said he was easy, he was cheap, and he would come and do it.


Silent Servant
Sunday, October 26th, 7pm - 9pm
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Juan Mendez aka Silent Servant drops by WFMU ahead of his sold out 8-hour Halloween DJ set at Trans Pecos in Brooklyn! Juan will not only be bringing by some of his favorite singles in honor of Singles Going Steady week but will also be unleashing some mutant techno darkness for an evening of lovely sturm & klang. Inbetween we'll be chatting about the fantastic, now defunct Sandwell District, Jealous God, the new label he co-runs with James Ruskin and Regis, forthcoming releases and more. Tune in and be served!


Graph Rabbit
Monday, October 27th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Glisteningly gorgeous musical landscapes are what Graph Rabbit play best. On their debut, "Snowblind," the Brooklyn-based duo of artist/composer Austin Donohue and experimental pianist Shy Kedmi created songs that are both sweepingly cinematic and hauntingly minimalist. With a second album in the works, Graph Rabbit visits WFMU to play live.


Mia Doi Todd
Tuesday, October 28th, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
The lovely Mia Doi Todd will be returning to This is the Modern World on October 28. She has a gorgeous new album out, "Floresta," which means forest in Portugese. She recorded this collection of Brazilian songs in Brazil with local musicians. Tune in for Mia solo on guitar, it will be stunning, like every visit Mia makes to WFMU.


The Above
Tuesday, October 28th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The Brooklyn beat masters return to WFMU hot off the release of their brand new LP, "Waterbury Street." And after this hot session, be sure to catch this mod squad live and in-person Nov. 1 at the Delancey with Palmyra Delran, the GTVs and Stupidity.


Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
Wednesday, October 29th, Midnight - 3am
WFMU listeners and noise heads will undoubtedly know Rodger Stella, from his outstanding work in Macronympha, Hollow Bush, and a seemingly endless series of high-caliber collaborations. He's a renaissance sound-smasher for our times. Kyle Clyde (aka Penny Royale aka Kyle Eyre Clyd) has graced My Castle of Quiet with a live performance before, and continues to create transcendent sound art under her various noms-de-art. They're on tour together, and we're thrilled to host an exclusive, collaborative set on our 10/29 show, stirring a heady brew just ahead of All Hallow's Eve.


Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Three Shingles"
Wednesday, October 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. October 29th we'll air "Three Shingles," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. At a Halloween costume party, Joe meets a cynical young woman dressed as Jesus, but she denies being in costume. They discuss her relationship with her Holy Father, then set off by car for places unknown. While she tries to overcome his innate skepticism, Joe doesn't know whether to accept her sacrament or seduce her.


I’ll Be Your Mirror
Wednesday, October 29th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Listeners, we need your music-collecting stories! Send your sordid and upsetting tales to bodegapop@gmail.com and Gary will tell your anecdotes and play the related tracks on tonight’s special broadcast. Inspired by Amanda Petrusich's thrilling and hilarious DO NOT SELL AT ANY PRICE: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records, BPL celebrates our collective mania, as it were, for seeking, locating, acquiring and sharing record albums, tapes and CDs.


Ultimate Painting
Wednesday, October 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Ultimate Painting is a new band started by James Hoare of Veronica Falls and Jack Cooper of Mazes. After their bands toured together the two began exchanging demos and getting together for casual jam sessions. That led to some dates opening for Parquet Courts followed by a single release in August and a full-length album, due out at the end of the month on the Trouble In Mind label. The songs have a quiet guitar-driven feel reminiscent of the Velvet Underground or later-period Wire. They're playing at Cake Shop on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 25; if you miss that show you can catch them live on WFMU at 9pm on Wednesday, Oct. 29.


Mischief Night Halloween Spooktacular!
Thursday, October 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Join Dave the Spazz and Bingo the Chimp for scary songs all night long!


Halloween III
Friday, October 31st, 9am - Noon
on
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
on
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.”


Chrome special with Helios Creed
Tuesday, November 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on
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 capturing 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 are hanging up everything they know and following 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.


The Briefs
Wednesday, November 5th, 9pm - Midnight
on
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.


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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