Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: June 22nd at 9:49 AM

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Steve Barri
Saturday, June 23rd, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael talks with Steve Barri about his mind blowing career as a writer (often with P.F. Sloan), producer and label executive whose credits include: Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man," The Turtles' "You Baby," Herman's Hermits' "Must To Avoid," Barry McGuire's "Eve Of Destruction," Tommy Roe's "Dizzy," Mama Cass' "Make Your Own Kind Of Music," Hamilton Joe-Frank & Reynolds' "Don't Pull Your Love," Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods' "Billy, Don't Be A Hero," John Sebastian's Welcome Back," Alan O'Day's "Undercover Angel," Lancelot Link And The Evolution Revolution's self titled album, tons of hits for The Grassroots AND songs recorded by Connis Stevens, Anne Margaret, Betty Everett, Dick Dale, Bruce And Terry, The Rip Chords, Shelley Fabres, Freddie And The Dreamers, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Kingsmen, The Searchers, Sandy Nelson, The Ventures, Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra, Gary Lewis, Kay Starr, The Hondells and The Mamas And The Papas.

The Queers, James Williamson and The Posies
Saturday, June 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Joe Queer has been playing his Ramones influenced punk rock with The Queers since the beginning of the 1980's and there are no signs of him letting up now. Joe's songs are not only great slices of pop influenced punk but many of them are chock full of wit and humor. Expect to hear some classic Queers material like "Punk Rock Girls", "Kicked Out Of The Webelos", "I Met Her At The Rat" and "This Place Sucks". See The Queers with fellow punk rock legends The Dickies at The Stanhope House on June 12th and The Kinglsand in Brooklyn on June 13th.
James Williamson, the legendary guitarist for Iggy and The Stooges during their Raw Power/Metallic K.O. era joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to talk about that chaotic era, as well as the "Raw Power" reunion gigs and his new band James Williamson and The Pink Hearts. The groups' powerful debut album, Behind The Shade will be released on June 22nd with record release shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco to follow the next weekend.
A week after their acoustic set with Michael Shelley, The Posies make like Bob Dylan at Newport and go electric with Todd-O-Phonic Todd. The Seattle quartet is celebrating their 30th Anniversary throughout 2018 and will be playing a WFMU presented show at The Bowery Ballroom on June 17th. Don't miss their classic pop stylings on tour or on the radio!

The United States of Boogaloo's Super Groovy Monty Hall Concert Preview!
Saturday, June 23rd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The United States of Boogaloo is a rocking Jersey-based band inspired by Latin Soul and boogaloo as well as Puerto Rican roots music, punk rock and lots more. And they're coming to WFMU's Monty Hall! They'll be opening for the fabulous Puerto Rican indie salsa band, Orquesta el Macabeo at Monty Hall on Wednesday night July 11th. Don't miss our exclusive sneak preview - the United States of Boogaloo performs live on Transpacific Sound Paradise this Saturday night!

Bronwyn B’s Beach Boys Party!
Sunday, June 24th, 3am - 6am
Love is Only Sleeping with Bronwyn B
In honor of Brian Wilson turning 76 this week, Bronwyn B will don her trusty “Keep It Clean with Al Jardine” shirt and play three hours of Beach Boys-related things, including: Great Beach Boys covers! Bad Beach Boys covers! Strange Beach Boys demos! Songs from all of their solo albums (yes, even Bruce’s!) Other bands that foolishly also called themselves The Beach Boys! Also, Bronwyn will rant and rave about important BB-related topics, some of which may even be comprehensible to non-Beach Boys fans!

The Space Merchants
Sunday, June 24th, 3pm - 5pm
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Brooklyn's Space Merchants touch on the kind of bong-rattling, cosmic truckin' that one would expect from a band with a such a moniker. But alongside the acid-fried gestures, there's a real sense of classic songcraft and musical execution at play. The sonic maelstrom is also given a lovely counterpoint in the form of intertwined male-female vocals that recall the New Pornographers and Fleetwood Mac on the one hand and more witchy action like Stan Hubbs or Anonymous on the other. The band drops by Burn It Down! on Sunday, June 24, to play songs from their excellent new LP Kiss the Dirt.

Tracyanne & Danny
Sunday, June 24th, 8pm - 10pm
Gaylord Fields's show
This stellar new musical project is a collaboration composed of and named after singer-songwriters Tracyanne Campbell, the beating heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s Camera Obscura (who have appeared on a previous session for this program), and Bristol, England's Danny Coughlan, who typically conducts business under the band moniker of Crybaby. The complementarily twinned musical pair, with backing support, interrupt their North American tour to grace WFMU with several songs from their new, wide-ranging, and utterly captivating self-titled debut long-player.

Film Music Editor Annette Kudrak
Tuesday, June 26th, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Film and television music editor Annette Kudrak joins Devon to discuss her experiences syncing and editing music to picture for the past 25 years including on The Royal Tenenbaums, Drive, Velvet Goldmine, Brokeback Mountain and Boardwalk Empire. Annette has worked with the likes of composers Angelo Badalamenti, Howard Shore, Pino Donaggio, David Shire, Mark Mothersbaugh, Cliff Martinez, Carter Burwell, Nico Muhly and Yo La Tengo, and directors Sydney Lumet, Robert Altman, Wes Anderson, Ang Lee, Todd Haynes, Nicholas Winding Refn and Nora Ephron.

Benjamin Cartel
Wednesday, June 27th, 7pm - 8pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Beatle-y jangle with touches of melancholic dream rock populates the music of Benjamin Cartel. After many years playing with the Kaiser Cartel duo, Benjamin went back to the solo life, playing with longtime bandmate friends Mike Cohen and Kieran Mulvaney, along with drummer John Bordeur. Cartel's latest, "Flickering Light," is filled with sweet folk-rock hooks and poppy melodies. Benjamin Cartel and friends play a live set for WFMU in advance of a Rockwood Music Hall gig on July 2nd.

Illustrator Michael Sloan
Thursday, June 28th, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Trouble will welcome illustrator Michael Sloan to This is the Modern World. Michael is the author and creator of The Zen of Nimbus comics, graphic novels and paintings. His illustration work has appeared in many publications including The New York Times and The New Yorker.
Michael Sloan's collaboration with author Jake Halpern on Welcome to the New World, a recent NY Times comic strip that documents the lives of a Syrian refugee family recently arrived in the U.S. was awarded a 2018 Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning.

Gwenifer Raymond
Saturday, June 30th, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Early in 2017, listener Simon from the U.K. told me about a young guitar-and-banjo player living in Brighton. Following his lead, I found a small number of tracks online, including some videos of her busking. I was simply astonished not only at her level of musicianship but with the intensity of her playing. I told fellow guitar-lover Josh Rosenthal of Tompkins Square Records about her, which led to her signing with the label and to her first American gigs, in April of this year. While she was in the New York area for a gig at Wonders of Nature, she made time to stop by the WFMU studios for a live session. Her debut LP, "You Were Never Much Of A Dancer, will be released on June 29th by Tompkins Square.

Matt Clark fills in for Todd and brings in special guest- The Hall Monitors!
Saturday, June 30th, 3pm - 6pm
What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke
Washington D.C.'s premier garage outfit The Hall Monitors will be rock 'n rolling the Live Room. The long delayed and anticipated debut LP has finally been issued on Hidden Volume Records, so we are considering this a record release bash of sorts! They are also playing at Diviera Drive in Brooklyn later that night. Make sure to bring your hall pass and tune in at 3PM!

Elephant Micah
Wednesday, July 4th, 7pm - 8pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Since the year 2000, Indiana-based Elephant Micah has been swirling traditional Appalachian-style folk slowly around with complementary atmospherics. Elephant Micah is mainly Joseph O’Connell, crafting these languid, moody tunes. On "Genericana," the new album coming out in August, Joe uses the themes of genealogy, genre, generic brands (and perhaps a bottled genie), to point to a different theory of what binds our culture together. To help fans keep up with O'Connell's sporadic output, Elephant Micah offers a $5. annual subscription through Bandcamp. For this WFMU session Elephant Micah is Joe joined by brother Matt, recorded during a recent tour through the NY area.

Midnight Matinee: Daffy Ducko
Saturday, July 7th, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

John Schnall's occasional radio show Midnight Matinee presents Daffy Ducko, in which a sleepwalking duck is haunted by a mysterious and wascally wabbit, and end-of-the-world hilarity ensues.

The Bakersfield Breakers Live In The Studio!
Saturday, July 14th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes instrumental trio The Bakersfield Breakers for a live set of twang/surf/country inspired instrumentals! The band’s mission is to reawaken the classic guitar-driven sound of 1950’s Bakersfield and the driving tunes of 1960’s surf rock.

Pearl Charles
Saturday, July 14th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Pitchfork says of Pearl Charles' debut album Sleepless Dreamer: "Charles' record takes cues from movements all over the American map. There are hints of Southern folk and alt-country, Midwest Americana, and West Coast acid rock." Pearl manages to coalesce these and other influences into something wholly original that will be on full display with a live set on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Catch her live at Baby's All Right on July 20th.

Naughty Clouds
Monday, July 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Naughty Clouds is a vigorous music duo that includes Alexis Moon and Ray Kubian. They like to sing songs and beat on things in this Brooklyn/New Jersey meeting of the minds. They'll be performing songs from their debut album, "Everything's Hard."

Thatcher Keats guest hosts on Vocal Fry
Monday, July 23rd, 7pm - 8pm
Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah

Special 2 hour edition of Vocal Fry
Monday, August 27th, 6pm - 8pm
Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah

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