Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: September 1st at 11:14 AM

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The Music of Wes Craven Films
Tuesday, September 1st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island pays film music tribute to horror film director Wes Craven who passed away at the age of 76 last Sunday, August 30th. Craven, best known as the man behind the Freddy Krueger and Ghostface masks as the creator of The Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises as well as The Last House On The Left and The Hills Have Eyes films, worked with many of the greats, including Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Charles Bernstein, Don Peake, Angelo Badalamenti, Harry Manfredini and Marco Beltrami.


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.


Mable John
Saturday, September 5th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Soul music legend Mable John who was the first female artist signed to Motown's Tamla label, then recorded for Stax Records and worked as the director for Ray Charles' backup singers, The Raelettes, for more than 12 years. She'll be making a rare public appearance at The Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans in October 2nd!


Dirty Fences
Saturday, September 5th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Dirty Fences from New York City sling ‘70s street-level punk rock & roll. Tommy Ramone beat. Harmonies. Tons of vocals. From fast slasher power pop tunes to country ballads to Eddie Cochran style parents­just­dont­understand sex rock and roll, they know their stuff and have a lot of fun with it." Do they ever! Shortly after this appearance The Dirty Fences will embark on a national tour in support of their great new album on Slovenly, "Full Tramp."


Masterpiece Theatre: Melvins
Monday, September 7th, 9am - Noon
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
A completely classy retrospective on the music of Hollywood heavy weirdos the Melvins. Turning back the pages to their Golden Era (1983 - 2005), this program will feature deep cuts, rare songs and incredible live performances curated by resident Melvins expert Chris M. There will also be a jellybean-counting contest to determine who will be the next bass player in the band.


Atlantic Thrills
Monday, September 7th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

As amazing as their landmark 2014 single "Day at the Beach" was, these Providence, Rhode Island garage punkers managed to exceed the sky-high expectations with their 2015 debut full-length self-titled release on Almost Ready Records. After playing Shea Stadium on Sept 4, they make their long-awaited return to the WFMU studios!


Tamaryn
Wednesday, September 9th, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane Train
Duane presents a live set by Tamaryn.


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.


The Pandoras
Saturday, September 12th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes the recently reformed queens of punk/garage/rock/paisley underground, The Pandoras for a live set! In town for gigs at 9/12 at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall and at WFMU's Monty Hall 9/13!


Ric Flair PLUS Irma Thomas
Saturday, September 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes two very special guests to his program on Saturday September 12th. Sixteen time World Champion Pro Wrestler, "The Nature Boy" himself, Ric Flair will be making what is sure to be a memorable appearance. To be the best you've got to interview the best! We will discuss Ric's use of "The Wanderer", the origination of "WHOO!" and many other important topics. Mr. Flair will be appearing as part of Big Time Wrestling events at The Glen Falls Civic Center on 9/18 and at Bethpage High School on 9/19.

Also appearing on this program will be The Soul Queen of New Orleans, the legendary Irma Thomas. Irma's great recordings include "Breakaway", "It's Raining", "Hittin' On Nothing" and the original version of "Time Is On My Side". She will be headlining the 2015 edition of Ponderosa Stomp on Saturday October 3rd in New Orleans. Irma has had a sensational career and is still going strong today.

To the best of anyone's knowledge, this is the first time Ric Flair and Irma Thomas will be appearing together!



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