Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: June 24th at 3:49 PM

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Scott Urban, designer of anti-surveillance eyewear
Monday, June 24th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Chicago-based artist Scott Urban used to spend his time handcrafting custom-made eyeglass frames. Then a few years ago, he started noticing the spread of surveillance cameras throughout his neighborhood. Tune into the next Techtonic to learn about how Scott Urban invented what he calls "privacy eyewear": anti-surveillance glasses that defeat facial recognition


Sarah Louise
Monday, June 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
North Carolina musician Sarah Louise has emerged as one of the most exciting new artists in recent years, with a discography already including ecstatic 12-string guitar explorations, electronics, and occasionally songs, as with House and Land, her not-quite-traditional folk duo with Sally Anne Morgan. Their second album, Across the Field, is out June 14th on Thrill Jockey. When she appears at Monty Hall on June 27th, and stops by the Frow Show for a session on the 24th, she will be doing none of the above, but playing in a duo with percussionist Thom Staton.


Alan Courtis of Reynols
Tuesday, June 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
Tune in to the Blast tomorrow from 3-6 PM to hear an on-air interview with Alan Courtis of the legendary Argentinian avant-rock group Renyols. Reynols made unclassifiable music that transcended every mundane pigeon-hole that you could attempt to cram them in. Alan stops by to chat with Creamo Coyl about the band and play selections from their new CD box set Minecxio Emanations 1993-2018.


Radiovert Reads: The Worldless by Indrapramit Das
Wednesday, June 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Radiovert with Nicole
This week Nicole reads The Worldless by Indrapramit Das. Indrapramit Das (aka Indra Das) is a writer and editor from Kolkata, India. His fiction has appeared in several publications including Clarkesworld Magazine, Asimov’s, Lightspeed Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com, and has also been widely anthologized. He is a Shirley Jackson Award nominee, an Octavia E. Butler scholar, and a grateful graduate of Clarion West 2012.


COVER GIRLS: A listener-led special of female-fronted covers
Friday, June 28th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Upon hearing an episode of Sophisticated Boom Boom featuring the Bird & the Bee covering Van Halen, Grace Jones doing Roxy Music, and the Cardigans’ cheery take on Black Sabbath, a listener suggested that Sheila B. dedicate an entire show to female-fronted covers. And so on Friday June 28th she will be doing just that—devoting a three-hour special to female-fronted covers selected by YOU, the listeners! Please direct all cover girl suggestions to sheilab (at) wfmu (dot) org, now until 6/26.


Pointed Man Band
Saturday, June 29th, 9am - 11am
on Double-Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda

Pointed Man Band hail from the Pacific Northwest, led by multi-instrumentalist Dan Elliott. Roger and Amanda are excited to welcome them for a live set of music! Their genre-defying new album, Amongst the Tall Trees, highlights the relationship between humans and nature, from childhood to adulthood.


Twink
Saturday, June 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Twink's musical exploits are legendary. As a drummer he started his recording career during the beat boom with The Fairies and has been involved with such legendary bands as The In Crowd, Tomorrow, The Pretty Things and The Pink Fairies. He also was briefly bandmates with Syd Barrett. Twink's 1970 solo album "Think Pink" is extremely sought after and now almost 50 years later he has a follow-up! "Think Pink IV: Return To Deep Space" on Noiseagonymayhem Records. Twink talks to Todd about his amazing career and the new release.


A-WA: Exuberant Yemeni-Jewish Dance Music For the 21st Century
Saturday, June 29th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Take three vocally gifted Israeli sisters, an old Yemeni-Jewish song, add musical guidance from a leader of electro-roots groundbreakers Balkan Beat Box... the result: A-WA's Habib Galbi, a global smash with over 12 million YouTube views. A-WA takes ancient Yemenite Jewish women's songs to the dancefloor and they're taking the world by storm. A-WA is touring to support their wonderful second album Bayti Fi Rasi, with a big Central Park Summerstage show Sunday evening June 30th. But first, experience A-WA live on WFMU!


Gilbert O'Sullivan
Saturday, July 6th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Gilbert O'Sullivan about his long career, his #1 hit "Alone Again (Naturally)," and his current tour, which brings him to Manhattan's City Winery for his first U.S. shows in 40 years!


Carl Carlton
Saturday, July 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Detroit soul singer Carl Carlton began his career as Little Carl Carlton. After some local singles, Carl moved to Houston in the late sixties while recording for Don Robey's Backbeat label and released such dynamite jams as "Competition Ain't Nothing" and "46 Drums, One Guitar". He later scored with his version of "Everlasting Love" and "She's A Bad Mama Jama". Carl makes a rare appearance at The Coney Island Ampitheater on Sunday July 21st and chats with Todd the weekend before.


Drunk Mums
Saturday, July 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
You’d be hard pressed to find someone that’s into rock and roll and not into a Drunk Mums record. It’s well written, raw and most importantly free of pretension. In essence what they do is straight up Aussie rock and roll reminiscent of The Saints with a contemporary garage slant and an enthusiasm to match in the live setting. Catch the action at Elsewhere on 7/25 and The Saint in Asbury Park on 7/26.



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