Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: April 20th at 11:34 AM

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Cliff Martinez
Tuesday, April 24th, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Cliff Martinez returns for a second week to continue his discussion regarding his 30+ year soundtrack career (Steven Soderbergh's "sex, lies, and videotape," "The Limey," "Traffic," "Solaris" and "The Knick," Nicolas Winding Refn’s "Drive," "Only God Forgives" and "Neon Demon," Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep," and Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers), his years spent drumming for the likes of Captain Beefheart, The Weirdos, The Dickies, Lydia Lunch, Jim Thirlwell and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and what's on the horizon. For those who missed it live, be sure to first visit Devon's interview with Cliff last week.

Tuesday, April 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

With a fondness for all things Victorian, Rasputina has been making cello-heavy music for some 20+ years now. Melora Creager's singular vision drives Rasputina, which they describe as a "historically based women's cello rock band that includes men." In advance of a show a headlining at The Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday April 25th, Rasputina plays live for WFMU.

Special 2 Hour Edition of Put the Needle on the Record!
Friday, April 27th, 6pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam

Honky Tonk Radio Girl is Guest Hosting for Downtown Soulville from the WFMU Record Fair
Friday, April 27th, 8pm - 9pm
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine

Anna & Elizabeth
Saturday, April 28th, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
The duo Anna & Elizabeth are without doubt among the foremost exponents of ballad singing today. More than nearly everyone else, they delve deep into archives and field recordings in search of songs which have weathered the ages, and some of which had nearly been forgotten. Their voices rival the great singers of yesteryear. Playing guitar, banjo and fiddle, their music contains the magic of the old players, a magic sometimes missing from traditional bands today. Not content to merely imitate the earlier styles, they are adding contemporary sounds into the mix, creating a music both deeply rooted in the past and carrying it into the future. Their new album, The Invisible Comes To Us, is just out on Smithsonian Folkways.

LIVE from the Record Fair- Wreckless Eric, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Hurry, Brower and Jonathan Toubin!
Saturday, April 28th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Hurry are a Philadelphia trio playing pop music of the highest order. The great new album is called Every Little Thought and features some of the best Philly songwriting since Gamble and Huff!

Jonathan Toubin a.k.a. The New York Night Train has redefined what it means to be a dj. His Soul Claps are the stuff of legend and his Friday night weekly dance party "Shakin' All Over Under Sideways Down" at Home Sweet Home is one of the longest running parties in the Big Apple. Jonathan will offer a teaser of what he will be spinning at Diviera Drive later that evening and at The Monty Hall Soul Clap on Saturday May 5th!

Wreckless Eric! Wreckless Eric burst onto the pop scene with the unforgettable "Whole Wide World" in 1977. And he has been a thorn in the side of polite society ever since! His new album Construction Time & Demolition is another wonderful notch on the belt of a remarkable career. Don't miss him performing live at The WFMU Record Fair or May 3rd at Berlin in The East Village.

"This ain't no country for hipsters or posers. It's real, raw, mean-and-evil-bad-and-nasty bidness that makes an ass-kickin sound mighty fine."- No Depression Sarah Shook and the Disarmers have a sensational new album called Years (Bloodshot Records) and they will be playing some of the stunning songs from it at The WFMU Record Fair and later that evening at Berlin.

and...Brower Nat Brower and his eponymous Brooklyn band of no-counts are introducing the world to a new musical format: POWER GLAM! Featuring members of such stellar combos as Dirty Fences, The Brooklyn Bluebirds, Velveteen Rabbit and Metalleg, Brower's songs have so many hooks you are probably going to get caught on them. Watch out for their Dig! Records full length later this year.

Petula Clark
Sunday, April 29th, 8pm - 10pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

Petula Clark recorded her first songs in 1949. Her most recent release (a French-language album) debuts on April 22nd. Within a career as a singer, songwriter, and actress that has spanned eight decades, Pet Clark has been responsible for a treasure trove of perfect pop tunes, including but by no means limited to songs ranging from 1965's "Downtown" to 2013's "Cut Copy Me." This radio show host is honored to be able to chat with one of the truly great vocalists of the 20th (and 21st) century and celebrate her career in music with WFMU's listeners.

Tom Staley of N.R.B.Q.
Saturday, May 5th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with N.R.B.Q.'s original drummer Tom Staley about his life and career, and the making of the band's newly re-released self titled 1969 debut album - for the very first time on cd!

The Harlem Gospel Travelers plus Eli Paperboy Reeds meets The High and Mighty Brass Band
Saturday, May 5th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Are you ready to testify? You better be! The Harlem Gospel Travelers were brought together by Eli Paperboy Reed when he was mentoring them as part of gospel class he was teaching. You can hear the glorious results on their debut 45 for Colemine Records and also at Monty Hall on Saturday May 5th as part of Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap.

Eli Paperboy Reed meets The High and Mighty Brass Band- The High and Mighty Brass Band brings to New York the great buoyant sounds of New Orleans. Eli Paperboy Reed brings them the tunes! Don't miss them live April 26th at The Brooklyn Bazaar and pick up a copy of their debut Yep Roc album on Record Store Day!

Saturday, May 12th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Canadian pop masters Sloan have just released their twelfth album..called coincidentally enough, 12 (Yep Roc). As Shindig magazine states of the band's music: "Pop songs, the old way, with soaring harmonies and very loud guitars. Love it." Don't miss Sloan live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show on May 12th and be sure and catch Sloan at The Bowery Ballroom on Thursday May 10th.

Friday, May 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

For over ten years, Annakalmia Travers has fronted and played saxophone in the super-festive Brooklyn indie-dance band, Rubblebucket. Then in 2013, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and had to undergo surgery and chemotherapy in the midst of Rubblebucket’s tour and recording sessions. After being declared cancer-free, Annakalmia returned to her home state of Vermont for a two-month retreat, where she wrote the demos that would eventually make up her debut solo album, Ten Flowers. The sweet n’ whimsical single “Why?!steria?” is a testament to Annakalmia’s knack for writing the most tender melodies that are often sprinkled with whistles and coyote howls, and layered in harmonies. Kalbells has since evolved into a four-piece band, and they completely blew away Sheila B. at their recent performance at Union Pool. Sheila B. is counting down the days til Kalbells bring their joyful, high-spirited pop to Sophisticated Boom Boom and insists you tune in!

Del McCoury
Saturday, May 19th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Bluegrass legend Del McCoury about his 50+ year career, his new album "Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass," and The Del McCoury Band's upcoming June 7th show in New York's Symphony Space.

Michael Rault
Saturday, June 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes as his live musical guest the debonair Michael Rault. Discover for yourself why Noisey claims "Michael has made a career out of his uncanny ability to weave through decades of rock'n'roll history, melding dirty psychedelic riffs with bubblegum power-pop hooks." Michael's latest opus, "It's A New Day Tonight", is out on Wick Records on May 18th and he will be performing at Our Wicked Lady in Bushwick on May 31st.

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