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Last updated: May 26th at 9:01 AM
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Moondog: 99th Birthday Tribute
Wednesday, May 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid
Moondog was blind, dressed in ancient Viking regalia, slept on 6th Avenue in New York during the 1950s, and was a musical genius. Biographer Robert Scotto revisits Irwin's program to pay tribute to the majestic Moondog for two hours on May 27 in honor of the late musician's 99th birthday. The show will feature recordings from the 1950s to the 1990s, reflecting the strange sounds and exotic beauty of one of the most underappreciated American composers of the 20th century. Moondog recorded with animals, self-made instruments, and tugboat horns; composed percussion pieces, chamber music, and works for 25 saxophones. Scotto is the author of The Viking of Sixth Avenue, the first full-length biography of Moondog. This is his fourth visit to Irwin's program.
Wednesday, May 27th, 8pm - 9pm
on Infinite Distortion
For almost two decades, Kenny Sanderson has honed his mastery of harsh noise under the name Facialmess. Characterized by frenetic cut ups, moments of deathly silence interspersed with churning static blasts, an ingenious employment of sampling, and a thrilling unpredictability that speaks to the complete control of his craft, Facialmess recorded a session at WFMU while in the States from Japan during the Ende Tymes festival. Listen in on May 27th to Infinite Distortion with DJ Bosh at 8pm Eastern to hear his set as well as an interview about his musical history, influences, life, and other projects.
Peer Pressure Guest: Ron "U-Ron Bondage" Bond
Thursday, May 28th, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Ron "U-Ron Bondage" Bond, vocalist of Houston Punk/HC legends, Really Red joins Diane this week. Alternative Tentacles just released an anthology collection of all of Really Red's output. Ron Bond will be on the air with Diane at 1pm for Peer Pressure. Tune in at noon to hear lots of Really Red leading up to Ron's appearance. Listeners can post questions for Ron on the live comments board!
Live Broadcast from the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Day 1
Friday, May 29th, 3pm - Midnight
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events
Once again WFMU returns to the amazing Primavera Sound festival as official USA radio ambassadors broadcasting full sets live over the weekend of May 29th and 30th! From 3pm til Midnight join Liz Berg, Brian Turner, and Evan "Funk" Davies as we carry performances by Ex Hex, Mdou Moctar, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Swans, Belle & Sebastian, Earthless, Run the Jewels, Disappears, Einsturzende Neubauten, Arthur Russell Instrumentals Project, Julie Ruin, Twerps, Babes In Toyland, Giant Sand, Mikal Cronin, Pharmakon, Voivod, The Church, Sleaford Mods, Thee Oh Sees, and more TBA! Stay tuned to this page, WFMU's Twitter and Facebook for specific set times! Some will be archived, some not!
Saturday, May 30th, 3am - 6am
on Dance With Me, Stanley with DJ Stashu
Join us as Monte Halprin, better known as Monty Hall of the game show "Let's Make A Deal," answers some questions, solves some problems, and talks about what it's like to be Monty Hall. Come see what is behind this door on this very special episode of DWM,S!
Live Broadcast from the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Day 2
Saturday, May 30th, 3pm - Midnight
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events
Once again WFMU returns to the amazing Primavera Sound festival as official USA radio ambassadors broadcasting full sets live over the weekend of May 29th and 30th! From 3pm til Midnight join Liz Berg, Brian Turner, and Evan "Funk" Davies as we carry performances by Ex Hex, Mdou Moctar, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Swans, Belle & Sebastian, Earthless, Einsturzende Neubauten, Arthur Russell Instrumentals Project, Julie Ruin, Twerps, Run the Jewels, Disappears, Babes In Toyland, Giant Sand, Mikal Cronin, Pharmakon, Voivod, The Church, Sleaford Mods, Thee Oh Sees, and more TBA! Stay tuned to this page, WFMU's Twitter and Facebook for specific set times! Some will be archived, some not!
Sunday, May 31st, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K
Beech Creeps formed out of a variety of Brooklyn outfits, including Ex Models, Knyfe Hyts, Pterodactyl, and Yeasayer. The trio plunges into the depths of rock's primordial sludge and emerges wielding a massive blob of fiery, lysergic skree. We'll put it this way: If the arms of the T. Rex were as powerful as the Beech Creeps song of the same name, dinosaurs might have actually avoided extinction, as the fabled comet would have been easily smashed to bits. The band recently dropped by Burn It Down! for a live set featuring songs from its self-titled debut LP on Monofonus.
Monday, June 1st, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Their producer described them as bluesy boozy rock and roll, and we couldn't agree more! Ex-members of Organs and Dream Police.
Drew McDowall (ex-Coil)
Tuesday, June 2nd, 3am - 6am
on Ning Nong Radio
Ning Nong Radio presents a live modular synth set by ex-Coil member Drew McDowall. A true master of the instrument, McDowall elevates the modular synthesizer beyond the realm of the gear fetishist and brings us as close as we can get to experiencing the unique magic that Coil were achieving upon their untimely demise.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show
Equally moving as an interpreter of traditional British folk songs and of her original tunes, Olivia Chaney possesses an expressive voice reminiscent of the best moments by Anne Briggs, Sandy Denny or Joni Mitchell. Chaney brings a passion to her slowly unwinding traditional songs of love and longing on guitar, piano and exquisite Indian harmonium. Olivia Chaney's debut, "The Longest River," is out now on Nonesuch and she returns to Irene's show for a live set.
Joe Frank - "Iceland Part 1"
Wednesday, June 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "Iceland Part 1," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. June 3rd. Joe itemizes the annoying habits of his unreliable and unfaithful girlfriend Lila. He chronicles his adventures traveling around the world, digressing on the convoluted nature of truth in a manner that will have you hungering for lies.
Put The Needle On The Northern California Live Remote from Dawgisht's Studios
Friday, June 5th, 7pm - 8pm
on Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the final show of the current WFMU radio season Billy Jam will travel back to Northern California to set up the FMU remote broadcast unit in the Alameda studios of producer Dawgisht for a live jam session that, in addition to the veteran Cali beatmaker, will include performances from DJ Six-Kutter, MC Dopestyle, Bas-One, and Dub Esquire.
Saturday, June 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Roy Loney, former lead vocalist of the fabulous Flamin' Groovies, will join Todd-O-Phonic Todd on Saturday June 6th, 3-6 pm. Roy will show off his impeccable taste by spinning some of his favorite tunes and also perform a few numbers (not necessarily yesterday's). Todd and Roy will also discuss The Bay Area's musical golden age and their mutual passion for The San Francisco Giants.
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