Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: July 31st at 1:57 PM

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Author Wyndham Wallace
Saturday, August 1st, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Wyndham Wallace author of "Lee, Myself & I: Inside The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood."


Prove It All Night! One-Year-Anniversary Show
Saturday, August 1st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat and the gang celebrate one year of monthly live variety show madness this coming Saturday night with the tenth episode from Monty Hall. Featuring some favorite returning guests from the past year including comedians: Christi Chiello, Joe Pera, Brett Davis, and Dan Licata. Music from Sunshine & The Rain and surprise guests as always! You can watch live video of the show over at WFMU.org from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will appear on the WFMU phone apps, the WFMU homepage and Pat's playlist page.


Bummers Eve
Sunday, August 2nd, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K

After a chance encounter in the middle of a mall in Florence, KY, the Cincinnati-based space-punk trio Bummers Eve was born. Playing tough KBD-style rock filtered through a thick cloud of weed smoke and phasers, Bummers Eve is also capable of writing some seriously catchy tunes for a band harboring such a thinly veiled distaste for life. The band dropped by WFMU to play songs off their new single and upcoming LP. Tune in to Burn It Down! with Nate K on Sunday, August 2, to find out what's got these guys so worked up.


Tempers (Julie fills in for Irene)
Tuesday, August 4th, 9pm - Midnight
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

New York's Tempers bring their haunting sound to a special early edition of Dark Night. Hypnotic female vocals over spacey fuzz and electronic post punk rhythms will satiate dancing goths as well as swaying shoegazers.


Volahn
Wednesday, August 5th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

As part of their Volahn / Vorde East Coast tour 2015: Emanations of Elektrik Hate Kaos, Volahn returns to My Castle of Quiet for the *third* time, on the heels of their massive, landmark double LP, AQ'AB'AL (Ajna / Iron Bonehead.) No other band in any genre sounds like Volahn, their voice has been unique and mighty from their very beginnings; a careening horde of Aztec black metal, progressive, complex, ferocious, and a challenge always to those who expect the expected. We're more than chuffed to host them for what has become a ritual visit, their live set to air on MCoQ's August 4-5 program.


Joe Frank - "No Show"
Wednesday, August 5th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "No Show," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. August 5th. Joe is distracted by unexpected events, interrupted by demands for his attention, and exhausted from lack of sleep. Consequently, he has no time to produce his next radio program. For 60 minutes he explains to the listeners why there is "no show."


The Mekons
Saturday, August 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
"The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock 'n' roll" – wrote rock critic Lester Bangs. This genre-defying collective emerged from the 1977 British punk scene, where The Mekons progressed from socialist art students with no musical skills to the prolific, raucous progeny of Hank Williams. The Mekons will be doing select U.S. dates in July, including The Boot & Saddle in Philly on 7/20 and The Bowery Ballroom on 7/21.


Tall Firs
Tuesday, August 11th, Midnight - 3am
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
For the past decade, the bleak-folk Brooklyn duo the Tall Firs have remained one of the north side's quietest institutions. With the release of their fourth album, Ghostlight Ensemble (out this summer on All Tomorrow's Parties), Aaron Mullan and Dave Mies enters a new phase of a career that stretches back to an over-the-phone collaboration while the two were still in high school in Baltimore in the early '90s. As Mullan prepares to relocate to the northwest, the pair will play a New York farewell at Union Pool on Wednesday, August 5th (with Spectre Folk and Metal Mountains) and take over the Frow Show in the wee hours of August 11th, playing live, guest DJing, and sharing ribald tales from summers on the Maryland shore and beyond.


Kurt Vile
Tuesday, August 11th, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

One of America's best singer-songwriters, Kurt Vile pays WFMU another visit along with his band to tempt us with tunes from the soon-to-be-released "B'lieve I'm Goin Down" (Matador). Vile possesses a unique artistic range, veering between his signature warm twang with folk/blues-influenced guitar-picking and full-blown epic psych-rock jams that have been known to inspire involuntary fits of air guitar. You can catch Kurt Vile on tour later this Fall (Oct 7 at Webster Hall), but you won't want to miss this intimate studio session.


Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, August 11th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
The annual visit from our pal Tom Lax, bringing up yet another assortment of obscuro and extremely special 7" singles wax from Siltbreeze headquarters in Philadelphia. If you've checked out this special in past years you know that you will certainly be hearing a lot of DIY/post-punk and general oddball stuff you will probably not hear anywhere else (and see as well, as we will be posting the sleeve art on the playlist page live). Not to be missed!


Kim Shattuck of The Muffs
Saturday, August 15th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Kim Shattuck of The Muffs about the new remastered and expanded re-release of the band's self titled 1993 totally amazing debut album.


The Barreracudas
Saturday, August 15th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes Powerpop and Rock'n'Roll sensations The Barreracudas for a live set to celebrate the release of their dazzling new LP, Can Do Easy (Oops Baby Records). Find out why their most recent single "Promises, Promises" shot to #1 on the WFMU charts! Adrian Barrera and the gang will be performing in Brooklyn on the 14th and 15th and should not be missed!


Joe Frank - "To the Bar Life"
Wednesday, August 19th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "To the Bar Life," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. August 19th. Joe raises his glass (repeatedly) to an American named Johnny who was raised in an upper-class family during the Depression, but enlists in World War II hoping to die in combat. Despite a near-death experience, Johnny survives and returns home to his now-troubled family, including a destructive, alcoholic father.


Eleventh Dream Day
Monday, August 24th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

For going on 30 years now, Chicago's Eleventh Dream Day has been melding an amazing array of influences (Neil Young, Television, blues, garage, probably a bunch of other cool stuff) into their own brand of powerful and expressive rock and roll. Their new LP, Works For Tomorrow, is one of their strongest yet. The only question is will WFMU's Studio B still be standing after today!


Mansion
Tuesday, September 1st, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

New Oakland CA combo fronted by Candace Lazarou, featuring twin guitar/drums and programming attack akin to the early 80's sound of such East Coast gutterdwellers as Live Skull, UT, Confusion-era Sonic Youth. They're hitting NYC for a gig TBA on August 29th, and live on Brian's show September 1st.


Joe Frank - "Nausea"
Wednesday, September 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. An episode entitled "Nausea," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. September 2nd. Joe encounters a gorgeous female hitchhiker who takes pleasure in humiliating men who offer her a ride. Later, Joe dreams of becoming a world-class race car driver and describes his exploits. Finally, a contemplative man suddenly feels compelled to walk out of a 17-year marriage, even tho he has no place to go.


Barrence Whitfield & the Savages
Wednesday, September 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Longtime station favorite Barrence Whitfield & the Savages perform a smokin' live set on Irwin's program, Weds. Sept. 9th at 4pm. Irwin and Barrence have been friends since 1975 when young Barry, then living in East Orange, was singing Gentle Giant songs in prog-rock bands. Whitfield's 13th album, "Under the Savage Sky," is on Bloodshot Records. After his WFMU set, Barrence and the boys head over to Brooklyn's Bell House to wreak havoc.



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