Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: April 21st at 7:46 PM

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Reggae Day on Surface Noise
Monday, April 24th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Long-time volunteer and avid record collector Bill Domanico drops by Surface Noise for an extended Single File featuring nothing but reggae 45s from the early-to-mid 70s. Expect appearances by folks like Delroy Wilson, the Heptones, Sugar Minott, King Tubby, and more!


Leo Bud Welch
Monday, April 24th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The world's foremost gospel blues lumberjack comes to WFMU to play music and discuss his incredible career as part of the legendary fat Possum/Big Legal Mess blues scene in Mississippi. Leo is the subject of a new documentary "Late Blossom Blues: The Journey of Leo Bud Welch" which will be screened in Asbury Park NJ on April 20.


The Mitchell Quartet
Tuesday, April 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

NYC-based guitarist, composer, singer Robert Mitchell has traveled the world with his melodic music and says he remains ready for more. Mitchell's playing has a cinematic feel, not surprising since he's worked a bit in film scoring, with generous doses of jazz-laiden acoustic improv. Joining Robert are members of e'fessioux, who performed their own great set on Irene's show in January. The Mitchell Quartet plays live on WFMU.


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #15 - Orpheus
Wednesday, April 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On April 26th, we'll hear Bruce Arnold, leader of the Boston-based soft-rock band Orpheus, and Alan Lorber, the band's producer and arranger. Lorber was the svengali behind the late 1960s "Bosstown Sound," which was an east coast counterpart to the San Francisco psych scene. Lorber and Arnold devote part of this Music Factory episode to illustrating the production and arranging process behind the Orpheus song "I've Never Seen Love Like This." This program originally aired in early 1968. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


Eugene Chadbourne and Sunwatchers
Thursday, April 27th, Noon - 3pm
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Legendary improviser/re-interpreter Eugene Chadbourne teams up with the stunning psych-jazz-rock band Sunwatchers to perform a set of Minutemen and Doug Sahm songs. Incredible and unprecedented? Yes! They have an album coming out on Amish Records. The Sunwatchers have a residency at Union Pool on Tuesdays, April 11 - 24th.


Live from the Record Fair
Saturday, April 29th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michel Shelley broadcasts live from the WFMU Record Fair at the Brooklyn Expo Center. On this all vinyl show Michael will welcome some WFMU staff members to share a treasured recording they've picked up at a past fair!


Bloodshot Bill
Saturday, April 29th, 1pm - 3pm
on Fool's Paradise with Rex

The Montreal mauler performs live at the WFMU Record Fair under Rex's nervous gaze. The Canadian crusher is so authentic he has his own brand of grease! Not only will he be performing hits from his Norton Records catalog, he'll also be performing later that night at The Billy Miller Forever Celebration at Music Hall Of Williamsburg alongside such greats as Reigning Sound, Roy Loney, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages and The 5.6.7.8's.


Atlantic Thrills PLUS Baby Shakes PLUS Ronnie Fujiyama (5.6.7.8.'s) - Live at the WFMU Record Fair
Saturday, April 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Atlantic Thrills, Baby Shakes, and Ronnie Fujiyama (5.6.7.8.'s) rock The Brooklyn Expo Center live from The WFMU Record Fair. For those whose spouses won't let them attend record fairs, check out all the action on the radio. Rhode Island's high energy Atlantic Thrills are part of the Almost Ready anniversary shows happening Saturday and Sunday at Union Pool and Shea Stadium. Baby Shakes wonderful third album, Turn It Up, will be out this spring. Be sure and catch Baby Shakes at Monty Hall on Friday May 19th with Derv Gordon (of The Equals) and So What.

Ronnie Fujiyama from the 5.6.7.8's (a.k.a. Yoshiko) performs a special solo set live at The WFMU Record Fair. The 5.6.7.8's created an international sensation with their performance of "Woo Hoo" in "Kill Bill" but have been thrilling audiences with their Japanese interpretation of American rock'n'roll since 1986. The 5.6.7.8's are making two U.S. appearances, Friday 4/28 at Cafe Nine in New Haven and Saturday 4/29 at Music Hall Of Williamsburg as part of the power-packed Billy Miller celebration.


Liondub
Thursday, May 4th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Liondub comes through Nickel and Dime radio. A longtime Brooklyn selector, his musical mindset was formed at the crossroads of major international bass vibrations originating from Jamaica, NYC and the UK. He runs Liondub International records, has a regular show on Kool London in the UK, and tours around the world pushing jungle, dancehall, reggae and beyond...


Don Bryant
Saturday, May 6th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Memphis soul music legend Don Bryant whose recording career started in 1958 and includes classic recordings with Willie Mitchell on the Hi Records label, a songwriting catalog that includes titles recorded by Solomon Burke, Albert King, Fontella Bass, Otis Clay, Etta James and his wife Ann Peebles’ biggest hit “I Can't Stand The Rain”. Don’s upcoming album ''Don’t Give Up On Love” is out May 12 on Fat Possum, and features performances by The Hi Rhythm Section, and The Bo-Keys.


Black Lips
Saturday, May 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Black Lips will make for an even more chaotic Todd-O-Phonic Todd show than usual. Atlanta's finest are releasing their latest opus, "Satan's Graffiti or God's Art?" the day before. Produced by Sean Lennon, the album is the group’s most musically evolved to date, while still staying true to their original blistering take on fuzzy, dirty rock n’ roll. Catch Black Lips at Webster Hall on Friday May 5th.


Borzoi
Tuesday, May 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
In what Brian hopes to be the kickoff of a series of live guests named after Russian dogs, today's program welcomes the trio known as Borzoi out of Austin, Texas. Kicking up a blitzkreig of noise combined with a more subtle leaning towards hooks, the band's fast and furious squall has made itself evident on 7" singles on Pau Wau and most recently 12XU Records. See them live May 20th at Pet Rescue, on a bill with Language and Rathaus.


Quadruple header! Featuring So What, Holly Macve, RMBLR, and Bash & Pop
Saturday, May 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Big Combo Series mounts a comeback as three bands appear on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd Show:

So What are a brand spanking new glam and high energy power pop band from the Bay Area. Their first full-length on Just Add Water is an explosion of hooks and melodies. Heavily influenced by The Equals, it is fitting that they are Equals' vocalist Derv Gordon's backing band for his shows at Monty Hall on Friday 5/19 and Baby's All Right Saturday 5/20. They will also be doing their own set each night.

In their four star review of her eponymous debut, Record Collector says Holly Macve is like "an ethereal offspring of Nick Cave blessed with the stark musical backdrop of Johnny Cash's American series, 21 year-old Macve turns country music on its head." Check out her new album on Becca Union and see her perform at Rough Trade on May 17th.

RMBLR is the rambunctious brain-child of former Dino's Boys frontman Chase Tail. Beer soaked and gin fueled rock'n'roll is what you would expect and what you get and you'll be damn happy about that. These good ole Southern Boys have a sizzling 7" EP on Fat Possum and will be playing with So What, Daddy Long Legs and Derv Gordon at Baby's All Right on Saturday 5/20.

"Anything Could Happen," the recent album by Bash & Pop is one of 2017's best albums and rivals front man Tommy Stinson's work with The Replacements. Look forward to hearing songs from this great release performed live and perhaps some stories of rock'n'roll debauchery. Bash & Pop perform at The Bell House on May 18th.


Marshall Crenshaw
Saturday, June 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Pop purveyor Marshall Crenshaw hangs out with Todd-O-Phonic Todd to play some of his favorite records and chat about his illustrious career as musician, DJ, and fan. This one is going to be a treat!



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