Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: October 21st at 3:41 PM

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Kendra Amalie
Tuesday, October 22nd, 9am - Noon
Garbage Time with Matt Warwick
Kendra Amalie stops by WFMU to bring her cosmic guitar sounds into the Garbaggio Lounge. Her new album "Intuition" is out now on Beyond Beyond is Beyond.

Michele Brings You "The Feelings Guide to Life - Information, Instruction, Inspiration"
Tuesday, October 22nd, Noon - 3pm
Feelings with Michele with One "L"
Join Michele as she brings you tips and strategies to get though this wonderful tragedy we call life. Hopefully making your time on hell's creation a little bit funnier and easier.

Spanish Sounds
Tuesday, October 22nd, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Spanish Sounds: Three hours of Spanish psych, prog and experimental music from the '60 and '70s.

Guerilla Toss
Tuesday, October 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
SPIN AGE BLASTERS is mega-stoked to bring you a two-parter from freak-funk overlords GUERILLA TOSS. Guerilla Toss hijack all seventeen of your senses and take us on a journey down the superhighway of life with a frantic set of lysergic post-punk disco followed by an extended foray into uncharted and farflung regions. Masterfully recorded/mastered by Ernie Indradat and sliced/diced by Creamo Coyl, don't miss this extra special episode of queasy and pleasy cosmic vibrations.

Messer Chups Return! (Live Set)
Tuesday, October 22nd, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Messer Chups return to Morricone Island half way through their U.S./Mexico "Halloween Howling 2019" tour to unleash a coffin full of action-packed b-movie, exploitation, horror, sci-fi re-workings of soundtrack favorites live in the WFMU Studios in promotion of their 20-year career-spanning "Spook-A-Rama: The Best Of Messer Chups" compilation to be released on Halloween by their U.S.-based label MuSick Recordings. "Spook-A-Rama" is 26 tracks from the Russian surf trio's 1999 inception to the present with a couple new tracks to boot, including a ripping rendition of Charles Bernstein's "A Nightmare On Elm Street!"

Ken and Andy's Bob Dylan Extravaganza
Wednesday, October 23rd, 9am - Noon
Ken's show
Join Station Manager Ken and Andy Breckman for three hours of Bob Dylan obsessiveness, highlighted by a live remake of the famous 1996 WFMU Bob Dylan Advanced Obituary Show, from 10:15 to 11:15 AM, during which time listener phone calls and remembrances of Bob will be welcome on the air at 201-209-9368.

Lawrence Kumpf
Wednesday, October 23rd, 3pm - 5pm
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Lawrence Kumpf: An illustrated conversation with the founder and director of Blank Forms, whose concerts, talks, and publications have added depth and context to New York’s new music scene.

A Fine Way to Treat a Steinway: Piano Blues
Wednesday, October 23rd, 7pm - 8pm
Weekly World Blues with Matt Fiveash
America's most unhelpful blues radio program presents one hour of Blues on the 88s, from Leroy Carr to Professor Longhair, Monk to Big Maceo and who knows what else.

A salute to New York Rocker
Wednesday, October 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
In the late 1970s and early 80s New York Rocker's extensive coverage and arresting visual style made it a vital companion for music fans, and it remains revered today by those who read it. Andy Schwartz, who took over the reins from founding editor Alan Betrock, joins Evan "Funk" Davies tonight to talk about all things Rocker, and they'll be joined by former NYR staffers Glenn Morrow, Lisa Jane Persky, and other former staffers still to be confirmed. Don't miss it!

CX Kidtronik
Thursday, October 24th, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
CX produces throwback dancefloor rap, electro, and beyond, has had DJ stints for Anti-Pop Consortium, Atari Teenage Riot and Saul Williams, part of the NYC hardcore/rave outfit Sewer Rats, and is generally out of his mind

Rosanna Bruno, artist and creator of 'The Slanted Life'
Thursday, October 24th, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
This is the Modern World welcomes Rosanna Bruno, artist and creator of 'The Slanted Life'. Rosanna's witty hand drawn graphic novel enlarges the life of Emily Dickinson, suggesting an alternate Emily to the poet we believe we have come to know. Through her ridiculously funny cartoons, Rosanna creates the social media world of Emily Dickinson, illustrates her closet filled with contemporary designers and reveals Emily pitching reality tv shows. "Tell all the truth but tell it slant" takes on new meaning in this fresh look at a mysterious literary icon.

Andrew Sandoval with special appearance by Gaylord Fields
Thursday, October 24th, Noon - 3pm
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Grammy-nominated producer, engineer, author and host of Come to the Sunshine on WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban Andrew Sandoval joins Julie (and special guest fellow Davies Devotee & WFMU DJ Gaylord Fields) to talk about his work on The Kinks 50th Anniversary Arthur & The Decline and Fall of the British Empire box set. Following the interview, Gaylord will be in the studio live to for more Kink-y fun.

It's the Song Not the Singer
Thursday, October 24th, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Messed-up mind bending instrumentals that'll leave you speechless!

Marika Hackman
Friday, October 25th, 3pm - 6pm
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Music writer Sophie Kemp called Marika Hackman’s third and most recent album, Any Human Friend (Sub Pop), “a singular, extraordinarily horny, and occasionally bleak pop record.” Pleasures of the flesh are explored both alone (“Hand Solo”) and with partners (“Come Undone”), but the sharp guitars, chilly melodies, and Marika’s soft yet serious voice don't quite evoke feelings of sensuousness as much as they do loneliness and a longing for connection. British born and London based, Marika is currently touring the US in support of Any Human Friend, and will be performing live on Sophisticated Boom Boom with her backing band, Girl Friday.

Put The Needle On The October Hellraiser Hip-Hop History Pt 4: Turntablism & The DJ with DJ ALF
Friday, October 25th, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In the final of four parts in the 2019 October Hellraiser hip-hop history series Billy Jam, along with co-host and in studio turntablist DJ ALF, will focus on the history of the DJ in hip-hop music/culture. In addition to live scratch routines by DJ ALF, Billy will present a quick mix of early era DJ tracks. Put The Needle On The Record; Friday October 25th at 7pm on WFMU.

Downtown Popcornville: 100 percent popcorn 45s!
Friday, October 25th, 8pm - 9pm
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine

Inflatalk Radio
Saturday, October 26th, Midnight - 3am
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Three hours of spoken word recordings. That’s the kind of talk radio I like, and perhaps you will too. Samuel Beckett radio plays, Boris Karloff, Leonard Nimoy, John Barth, myths, legends, sound poetry, unsound poetry, instructional records, perhaps a piece or two from some of our DJs, these are a few of the things you may or may not hear tonight.

Saturday, October 26th, 9am - 11am
Double-Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda
Let Roger and Amanda be the soundtrack to your pumpkin-carving and costume-planning. Caution: songs may be ghoulish, gruesome, or ridiculous.

Author Burt Kearns
Saturday, October 26th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael gets ready for Halloween with a chat with Burt Kearns co-author of "The Show Won't Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage."

4 Live Sets: Fast Eddy, Kacy and Clayton, Redd Kross and Surf Curse
Saturday, October 26th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd is proud to present live sets from 4 of the hottest acts in today's world of showbiz. Fast Eddy hails from Denver and is the rock'n'roll result of too many nights spent drinking at The Satire Lounge. Their new EP "Toofer One" is out now on Spaghetty Town. Kacy and Clayton's new Carrying On album (New West) is produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. The second cousins from Saskatchewan continue to excel with their arresting amalgamation of psychedelic folk, English folk revival and the ancestral music of Southern Appalachia. Redd Kross are in the midst of a massive tour with The Melvins. L.A.'s finest take a few moments off to play live on WFMU and celebrate the release of their latest Merge smash "Beyond The Door". Band leaders Jeff and Steven MacDonald have been doing this since they were pre-teens! Surf Curse's new long-player Heaven Surrounds You (Danger Collective), is a coming of age epic, inspired by the many cult films they've cherished throughout their young adulthood. The duo of Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck flush out the live band with a full 5 piece line-up.

SPEAKING WORDS OF WISDOM: The Flashback 1960s - 2000s Edition
Sunday, October 27th, 6am - 9am
Serious Moonlight Sonatas with Carol
Hear a veritable freeform array of music, along with the artists themselves speaking about their songs, their craft, their influences, that whacky band name they came up with & maybe even an amusing anecdote about that strange encounter with an Oscar Meyer weiner truck near the Ho-Ho-Kus exit on Route 17. Sure to enlighten your Sunday morning!

Play the Game Show "Name That Tune in My Head"
Sunday, October 27th, 8pm - 10pm
Gaylord Fields's show
Gaylord Fields and his co-host Daisy Lee invite listeners to play "Name That Tune in My Head"! The rules are simple and open to anyone with access to WFMU.org during the show: Employing a series of yes-and-no questions on the show's comments board, anyone and everyone can chime in to winnow down the name of a predetermined song by a specific artist. The person with the correct answer wins a valuable WFMU-related prize currently unavailable to the public!

*Diabolus X Machina*
Monday, October 28th, Midnight - 3am
Nowhere Places with SV
Metal of the 8-bit variety (when chugs become bleeps)

Play It Again, Band
Monday, October 28th, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
If you have a hit in pop music, it's never a bad idea to see if it could be a hit again. That's why the Ventures did "Walk Don't Run" and then "Walk Don't Run '64." That's why David Bowie did "Fame" and then "Fame '90." Tune in for an entire show made up of performers reviving their hits for new pop eras with varying degrees of success.

Three Hour Edition of The Secret Harmony
Monday, October 28th, 3:01pm - 6pm
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Over the last couple months, Olivia has been making original compositions for radio in a segment on her show called "The Secret Harmony." Usually lasting five minutes or less, this one will last the entire show, and will feature found sounds, radio collage, and original electronics, with Olivia guiding you through the fray. Whether you catch a few minutes or tune into the entire show, prep your ears for a deep dive into sound and memory on this special show, where dreams become thought.

Big Planet Noise 4th Annual “Halloween-Not-Halloween” Special!
Monday, October 28th, 8pm - 10pm
Big Planet Noise with Bob Irwin and Gina Bacon (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
We play three kinds of records in our “Halloween-Not-Halloween” shows: records that scared the crap out of me as a kid, records that still scare the crap out of me, and records that my father forbade me from playing in the house (while simultaneously threatening to send me to “military school to straighten me out.”)

Eyes of Chaos/Veil of Order with Gary Lambert
Monday, October 28th, 9pm - Midnight
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
Radio veteran Gary Lambert visits WFMU to discuss to Eyes of Chaos/Veil of Order, the avant-garde KPFA show he hosted with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh in the early ‘90s. Gary and Jesse will dive into a trove of music submitted for consideration during the show’s last season and talk about (and listen to) recordings from Gary’s 50+ years of music freakdom.

Halloween Spooktacular: Jonathan Herweg joins Micah on Music of Mind Control
Tuesday, October 29th, 6pm - 7pm
Music Of Mind Control with Micah
DJ Herweg will join Micah for some pre-Halloween hijinx as he allows the Micah to use him as an open channel for the spirit world.

A profile and sampling of Arthur Russell's work.
Wednesday, October 30th, 3pm - 5pm
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Arthur Russell: A profile and sampling of the songwriter’s work including recently restored recordings and a long lost, unheard concert of experimental work from 1985.

Pre-War Blues Special with Andy Maltz
Wednesday, October 30th, 7pm - 8pm
Weekly World Blues with Matt Fiveash
Friend of the show Andy Maltz drops by to play some of his favorite pre-war sides and chat with us about how great and misunderstood this music is and how much everything else sucks.

Stag plays live
Wednesday, October 30th, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
GET READY TO BE BEDAZZLED! Seattle's Stag, who wowed WFMU listeners a couple of years ago with "The Bedazzler" (Evan's #1 single of 2017!) bring their '70s-infused glam-pop swagger to the WFMU airwaves at long last! The band includes That Petrol Emotion singer Steve Mack, as well as former members of Alcohol Funnycar and The Cops. Their latest album Electric Mistress is out now! Make sure you're there for the Stag party on Wednesday night, October 30, at 9pm!

Halloween evil muzak special with Peter Gunn and Crito
Thursday, October 31st, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Becoming an annual thing? Peter Gunn and Crito return once again to trade off dark sided electronic and other sounds into the wee hours

Caitlin Keegan
Thursday, October 31st, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Caitlin Keegan, illustrator and surface pattern designer returns to WFMU to celebrate All Hallows' Eve. Caitlin is the author and illustrator of The Illuminated Tarot and Dreamer’s Journal. We will talk about dreams, nightmares and tarot cards while playing music that might please witches.

Witch Camp
Thursday, October 31st, Noon - 3pm
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Take a special Halloween journey to Witch Camp where Amber Martin and Nath Ann Carrera, the Ises Black, transport you through camp drop-off, Learning Yurts, the pre-dawn camp favorite “Morning Horses/Blood Sacrifice,” and beyond. Isis and Isis rid the room of chode intentions while singing the face-melting duets of Aphrodite’s Child, Black Widow, It’s A Beautiful Day, Led Zeppelin, along with Sandy Denny, Yoko Ono, Pentangle, Pink Floyd, Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Stone Poneys, Black Sabbath, and more! Grab your baggie full of hair and your black latex glove. Come gather around the campfire for a battle cry against the patriarchal rape heads in this ONGOING inquisition!

Fabio has Clay Pigeon as his co-host today!
Thursday, October 31st, 3pm - 6pm
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Fabio will have the inimitable Clay Pigeon as his co-host for a head scratching pairing unlike any other in the history of WFMU personalities. Tune in to hear frustrating musical selections, unlikely statements of wonder, non sequiturs and other hair raising personality juxtapositions. Most importantly, tune in to help us raise money for WFMU! 3pm, October 31.

Halloween Frightfest!
Thursday, October 31st, 8pm - 9pm
Make With The Shake with DJ Pat K (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Hang some garlic above the turntable, steal your kids' candy, and do the zombie watusi! Make With The Shake on WFMU's Rock & Soul Ichiban stream will be delivering a Halloween horrorfest of the most chilling soul, r&b, and garage 45s that DJ Pat K can dig out from his vinyl crypt! (WFMU not legally responsible if you DIE of fright!)

Halloween Spooktacular!
Thursday, October 31st, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Blast away your trick-or-treaters with this Halloween Stereo Simulcast Soundtrack in Spazz-A-Rama! Count Spazzula and Bingo the Gorilla guide you through the dark ride that is the Music To Spazz By Halloween Spooktacular.

Pale Lips + Chrissie Hynde
Saturday, November 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Montreal's Pale Lips refer to themselves as "drippy mascara slopped rock'n'roll with sprinkles!". Their latest album for Spaghetty Town, "After Dark", is a joyous concoction of punk infused two and half minute number one hits. Don't miss them rocking out at St. Vitus in Brooklyn on October 27th and be sure to tune in for their live set on Todd's show. Rock goddess Chrissie Hynde shoots the breeze with Todd-O-Phonic regarding her new album "Valve Bone Woe", The Pretenders and more!

Jennifer Vanilla
Monday, November 4th, 3:01pm - 6pm
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Jennifer's here to help! Performance artist and self-described "culturally absorbent prototype" Jennifer Vanilla joins Olivia in the studio to perform, take calls, and play some records. Jennifer Vanilla released her motivational dance floor hit J.E.N.N.I.F.E.R. EP on Beats In Space on October 18. We'll hear new cuts from J.E.N.N.I.F.E.R. EP and more. Tune in!

Bentenya: All-Women's Chindon Street Band From Japan
Saturday, November 16th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Chindon is a uniquely Japanese street music tradition. It began over 150 years ago when shopkeepers started hiring musicians to march through the streets to promote their shops. Ubiquitous in mid-20th-century Japan, it's now less common, but groups like Nagoya's vibrant - and very colorful - all-female chindon outfit Bentenya carry on the tradition. Bentenya joins us to perform live.

Ka Baird
Monday, November 18th, 3:01pm - 6pm
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Ka Baird stops by to play new music off album Respires, which comes out on October 25 on RVNG Intl.

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