Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: January 25th at 12:24 PM

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Jodi Lennon PLUS Walter Schreifels
Monday, January 26th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave welcomes comedian/writer Jodi Lennon and musician Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits).


Sundance Edition: Bobby Johnston (City of Gold composer)
Tuesday, January 27th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Composer/multi-instrumentalist Bobby Johnston will be joining Morricone Island host Devon E. Levins this Tuesday, January 27th (7 pm ET) by phone from the Sundance Film Festival in Utah after the premiere of "City of Gold," the latest documentary directed by Laura Gabbert chronicling Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold's relationship to his beloved Los Angeles. The film is the latest of over 25 films and documentaries Bobby has scored, including "Wristcutters: A Love Story," "No Impact Man," "Larry Clark's Marfa Girl," horror director Stuart Gordon's "King of the Ants," "Edmond and Stuck," and "Splat Pack" director Darren Lynn Bousman's "The Barrens" and "Mother's Day." Bobby's soundtracks have been released by Lakeshore, La-La Land, Citadel and Lionsgate Records and featured extensively in This American Life.


The Cellar and Point
Tuesday, January 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Calling themselves a "garage chamber" ensemble, The Cellar and Point meld modern classical, downtown jazz and a touch of rock to form their other-worldly music. Drummer/producer Joseph Branciforte and guitarist Christopher Botta are childhood friends who made music together, resulting in this ensemble. The Cellar and Point's debut, "Ambit," is out on Cuneiform Records, and following their January residence Spectrum NYC they visit WFMU to play live.


Joe Frank - "Obsessions"
Wednesday, January 28th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "Obsessions," from Joe's Somewhere Out There series, airs Weds. January 28th. Joe becomes obsessed with women he meets at a party, in an elevator, at a diner. Joe describes an underwater hotel during a monsoon, a brothel where patrons are offered medical records of the prostitutes, and a woman who smears cake batter on her breasts and plays the piano. He also recounts how saying NO might be a more creative path than YES.


Mucca Pazza
Wednesday, January 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Mucca Pazza describe themselves as "a marching band that thinks it's a rock band," and that sums it up well. The Chicago outfit is making a return trip to WFMU (having successfully crammed all 30ish of its members inside our cozy Love Room back in 2009), and they'll be featuring songs from their latest album L.Y.A.! Their songs reflect a panoply of influences, from French yé-yé to Balkan brass bands to Henry Mancini, P.T. Barnum and The Stooges. Tune in and feast your ears Wednesday night, January 28, at 9pm. And if you're in the NJ/NYC area be sure to catch the full Mucca Pazza experience live at The Wick in Brooklyn on Saturday, January 24!


Will Birch
Saturday, January 31st, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Will Birch about the musician and author's book "No Sleep Till Canvey Island - The Great Pub Rock Revolution."


Tom Scharpling, Joe Pera, Jacqueline Novak, and Mikey Erg
Saturday, January 31st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove it All Night with Pat Byrne
Pat kicks off his second live variety show from Monty Hall with a visit from Tom Scharpling, stand up comedy from Joe Pera and Jacqueline Novak, and music from Mikey Erg. Also, starting and ending the night will be a DJ set from Primitive Sound System.


Kerri LeBon
Tuesday, February 3rd, 3am - 6am
on
Ning Nong Radio
California-based DJ/producer Kerri LeBon has released music on Nation and a mix CD on Jealous God. Following a set recently aired on Knekelhuis's program on Intergalactic FM, she will be DJing a live one-hour session on Ning Nong Radio.


Joan Jett biographer Dave Thompson
Saturday, February 7th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with author Dave Thompson abut his book "Bad Reputation: The Unauthorized Biography of Joan Jett."


Topography of the Spleen
Tuesday, February 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Top form trio improvisation live on Brian's show today to celebrate legendary guitarist Henry Kaiser's residency at The Stone. Kaiser, who has been putting out a wildly diverse musical output since 1979 playing solo and with a stunning variety of musicians including Derek Bailey, Richard Thompson, David Lindley, Jim O'Rourke, John Oswald, and Fred Frith. In the last decade he's also dedicated a great amount of time deployed as a research diver in the Antarctic and has provided underwater camerawork to two Werner Herzog films to Oscar-nominated acclaim. Today on air, drummer Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers/Cellular Chaos and currently of Lydia Lunch's Retrovirus) and saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos join in, playing as Topography of the Spleen; catch this lineup live also February 5th during Henry's Feb 3-8th Stone stint (located on Avenue C and 2nd Street).


Les Sans Culottes
Wednesday, February 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

It's said that French is the language of love, so why not spend the Wednesday night before Valentine's Day with the plausibly French rock et rollers Les Sans Culottes? They'll be bringing their melange formidable of Dutronc, Duchamp and Dubonnet to the WFMU studios on Wednesday February 11 at 9pm, so be sure to tune in for some faux français fun with Brooklyn's enfants terrible de la musique! You can also catch them live at the Rock Shop in Brooklyn on Friday February 27 avec les Zambonis, and their latest album, The Gods Have Thirst, is out now on the band's own Disque Escargo-go label.

Put on your best beret, tear off a piece of baguette, and tune in to The Evan "Funk" Davies Show on WFMU Wednesday night, February 11 at 9pm for this très spécial soirée.


Friday the 13th Part You
Friday, February 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
For the seventh Miniature Minotaurs Friday the 13th special, we're asking you to create your own score. No Jason Vorhees or Thelonious Monk, this time it's just your own, personal soundtrack to your own, personal Friday the 13th. Submissions should be sent as wav or mp3 files to miniature[dot]minotaurs[at]gmail[dot]com by Monday, February 9. All submissions will also be made available for listener remixes to be played on Friday, March 13.



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