Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Interview with Vicki Boykis
Monday, September 18th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Mark Hurst will interview Vicki Boykis, a data scientist who studies the impact of data and technology on the human condition. Tune in to Techtonic to find out what Facebook is doing with your data, and how your life is impacted as a result.


Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate and Antietam
Monday, September 18th, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The legendary Dream Syndicate are back with their first album in 29 years, "How Did I Find Myself Here?" Frontman Steve Wynn returns to the show to give us the lowdown! Speaking of legends, Antietam, led by singer/guitar hero Tara Key, returns with their first new LP since 2011, "Intimations of Immortality" and comes to WFMU to play an explosive live set!


All Hendrix tribute show on Circle Time
Monday, September 18th, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
Flea calls Jimi Hendrix "The Greatest Virtuoso Musician of the 20th Century," and we at Circle Time make it a practice never to argue with Flea. Monday, September 18th, marks the 47th anniversary of Jimi's tragic passing. In his all-too-short life, Jimi left behind a recorded legacy so rich, that nearly 5 decades on, we're still making new discoveries. Tune in to a very special All-Hendrix Tribute show on September 18th and hopefully you'll make some new discoveries of your own.


Guest DJ Junf Ga, host of Mexico City radio show Radio Pocajú, spins tropical sounds live in studio
Saturday, September 16th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Junf Ga, host of the show Radio Pocajú on Ibero 90.9 FM in Mexico City, joins us to spin cumbia, salsa, boogaloo, calypso, champeta, funaná and more sounds of the world.


Special guests The Fadeaways and The Mellvins
Saturday, September 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Fadeaways are a high energy power trio from Tokyo inspired by garage rock and punk from the sixties through the present day. These guys do their heroes proud as anyone who saw them backing Jeff Conolly for a Lyres set at the 2016 Burger Boogaloo will attest! Don't miss them Sat. Sept. 16th at Union Pool with The Mellvins, B-Girls and Baby Shakes. The Mellvins This Japanese girl trio are big fans of The Girls In The Garage comps and girl powered rock'n'roll bands like The Pandoras and The Brood. Their debut EP on Long Tall Records features enthusiastic renditions of Toni McCann's "Saturday Date" and The Tamrons "Wild Man". Catch them both live in the studio with Todd-O-Phonic Todd and later that night at Union Pool with Baby Shakes, The B-Girls and The Fadeaways.


Robbie Fulks
Saturday, September 16th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Quadruple thread (he writes amazing songs, is one of the world’s greatest guitar players, sings his ass off, and makes great {Grammy nominated} records) Robbie Fulks drops by with his guitar to chat with Michael and play a few songs!


New on the schedule! The TARFU Report with Matt Taibbi and Alex Pareene.
Thursday, September 14th, 6pm - 7pm
on
The TARFU Report with Matt Taibbi and Alex Pareene
A news and commentary program and podcast featuring renowned political writers and journalists Matt Taibbi and Alex Pareene is on the WFMU schedule. TARFU is a long-lost cousin to SNAFU and FUBAR, invented in the U.S. Army during World War II, standing for Totally and Royally F'ed Up. Pareene and Taibbi spend each episode tackling the TARFU news of the week.


Interview with Helene Stapinski on In Real Life
Wednesday, September 13th, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
Helene Stapinski began her career at her hometown newspaper, The Jersey Journal. She's the author of the well known family "tell all" memoir: Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History. Helene has also written extensively for The New York Times, for Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Salon, Real Simple, New York magazine and dozens of other newspapers, magazines and blogs. Helene joins Kim and Emily in studio to talk about her roots in Jersey City and share stories of family corruption and local politics.


Joe Frank - "Terminal" episode on Irwin's show
Wednesday, September 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. September 13th, we'll present "Terminal" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Larry and Joe debate Larry’s questionable judgment and how it negatively affects Larry's son. When Larry claims victimhood, Joe scoffs. Kristine describes to Joe his peculiar behavior while he was heavily medicated during hospitalization. Joe in turn explains to Kristine how he found spiritual solace during this medical crisis.


Special guest Monk Parker
Wednesday, September 13th, Noon - 3pm
on
100% Whatever with Mary Wing (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Simmering in the fertile musical casserole of Austin, Texas, Monk Parker returns to WFMU to bring his shimmering, eloquent songs on Wednesday, September 13th. At times haunting and mournful, with guitar, organ and horns washing over each other in a reverb sea, it’s the perfect sound of twilight; those hours just before the sky goes completely black. Currently on tour to promote his second album, “Crown Of Sparrows,” released on August 4th on Grand Jury Music; tune in to Mary Wing’s show starting at 1 pm and then see him live at Café Berlin in Manhattan later that night! The full tour schedule, including dates in Europe in 2018, can be found here.


Special guest Trey Spruance live in studio
Tuesday, September 12th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Secret Chiefs 3 founder Trey Spruance joins Devon in the studio to discuss the band's current tour both supporting Dave Lombardo's Dead Cross and as a headliner which includes a stop at WFMU's Montgomery Hall, as well as the band's recent and upcoming hectic release schedule on Trey's Mimicry Recordings expanding the SC3 subgroups: The Electromagnetic Azoth, UR, Ishraqiyun, Traditionalists, Holy Vehm, FORMS and NT Fan. Although Traditionalists have been described as "decidedly walking in the footprints of the Great Masters of cinema music" (e.g., 2009's "Le Mani Destre Recise Degli Ultimi Uomini" is an imaginary giallo score inspired by Italian composers Morricone, Piccioni, Umiliani and Goblin), nearly all of the SC3 subgroups have visual and cinematic elements (for example, UR and FORMS' reinterpretations of "Exodus," "Halloween" and "The Day the Earth Stood Still" are always SC3 live highlights). Mimicry released two 7"s for Traditionalists and Ishraqiyun earlier this year and announced the long awaited "Book of Souls: Folio B" album along with a full length for Holy Vehm.


David Grubbs
Sunday, September 10th, 10pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
Dave Mandl's special guest, composer/musician/writer, David Grubbs will be in studio. David has played with Gastr del Sol, Matmos, Royal Trux, and Tony Conrad, among countless others. He'll be playing a solo guitar set and talking about his new CD, "Creep Mission."


"Native New Yorkers" with special guest Amanda Nazario
Sunday, September 10th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
For the past few years, Amanda Nazario has devoted the Nazario Scenario show closest to the date of 9/11 to deliver a sideways tribute to that emotionally complex and disconcerting "holiday" by featuring a selection of musical artists who, like Amanda herself, were born and raised in New York City. This year, as she is currently taking a break from her Give the Drummer Radio program, she has enlisted her fellow native New Yorker Gaylord Fields to assist her in maintaining this tradition during his show. Amanda and Gaylord will use their allotted time to compose a love letter of sorts to NYC, but to say that two people playing music for two hours will not come close to covering enough ground will be an understatement.


TSP Live From Issyra African Gallery, Hoboken - 4 Bands, Free Admission!
Saturday, September 9th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Issyra Gallery at 300 Observer Highway in Hoboken is an amazing space, it must be seen to be believed, jam-packed - floor to ceiling - with traditional African art and contemporary art. And for one night only we are filling this fabulous space with fabulous percussion-driven live music! Join us in person - admission is free - or tune in live for performances by four dynamic ensembles:

- Martin Vejarano and the NYC Gaita Club (African and indigenous-rooted flute and drum traditions from Colombia's Caribbean Coast)
- Tuki Buki Trio featuring Smokey Hormel, Ngor Jallow and Issa Sow (shimmering West African songs)
- Akoko Nante Ensemble (powerful drumming with deep roots in West Africa)
- Maracatu NY (driving northeast Brazilian style percussion)

Admission is free and we will be giving away free WFMU swag too!
And if you are still not convinced you can check out photos of this remarkable under-the-radar must-see space at http://tiny.cc/africanhoboken.


Doug Tuttle PLUS Don Winslow PLUS Starcrawler, The Shivas PLUS Lost Balloons!
Saturday, September 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Massachusetts songwriter Doug Tuttle has just released his third solo album, “Peace Potato”, on Chicago label Trouble In Mind. Tuttle’s guitar picking and soloing echoes the greats of decades prior, Harrison, Thompson, Clarence White, with a conscious eye to the bedroom and basement weird pop genius of sung and unsung artists like Harumi, Sixth Station, The Bachs and Jim Sullivan. The ease at which Tuttle’s songs fold and unfold, suggests something more than your usual home-recorded musings. “Peace Potato” feels natural and comfortable in it’s skin. Don't miss Doug Tuttle live at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on Monday August 28th.

Best-selling crime author Don Winslow gets gritty with Todd-O-Phonic Todd. Winslow's new novel, "The Force" is a tour de force exposing the underbelly and moral quagmires of policing, specifically in Manhattan. Stephen King says “The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It’s that good.”

Los Angeles current rock'n'roll dynamos, Starcrawler features fearless teenage frontwoman Arrow de Wilde. Their great debut 7" on Rough Trade has gotten them on the playlists of noted dj's such as Elton John and Todd-O-Phonic Todd. Don't miss Starcrawler's high-octane live show at Union Pool on Friday Sept. 8th.

The Shivas are a rock and roll band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2006. In the 10 years since forming they have brought their raucous dance party to almost all 50 states, and over 25 countries worldwide, meanwhile releasing five full-length albums and three EPs on labels such as K Records and Burger Records. They are currently touring across the U.S. in support of their latest opus Turn Me On (on Burger/Annibale Records) and will be at Alphaville in Brooklyn on 8/26. Most importantly they have the Hoboken Jack seal of approval!

Lost Balloons are Jeff Burke (Radioactivity, Marked Men, etc etc) and Yusuke Okada (of Japan’s incredible Suspicious Beasts). Their brilliant sophmore album, Hey Summer, is out on Dirtnap Records. Hey Summer works fantastically well as an ALBUM, meant to be listened to from start-to-finish. Wistful, sunshiney 60’s-inspired pop with a bit of 80’s college rock jangle and even a little modern garage/Americana twang are all contained in the buoyant grooves. Don't miss their stunning live set on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show.


Special Guest Harlem Rapper Bill Ray live on Put the Needle on the Record with BillyJam
Friday, September 8th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Harlem NY hip-hop artist Bill Ray, who many got introduced through his opening slots on numerous De La Soul shows. Billy Ray will be stopping by WFMU for an interview and freestyle session. Plus, he'll be playing recent recorded tracks of his In Maseo We Trust (De La Soul) produced "Cut The Check." The phone lines will also be opened up during this special visit from one of NYC’s most underrated emcees. Put The Needle On The Record 7pm on Friday Sept. 8th on WFMU


Diane Kamikaze interviews Martyn Ware of Heaven 17
Thursday, September 7th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane welcomes Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 to the Fun Machine! Heaven 17 will be playing the US for the first time at the Highline Ballroom on September 17th. She will talk to Martyn about that band, the Human League, which he also formed, the British Electric Foundation, another group he founded as well as his producing career, which has a stint with Tina Turner associated with it. Martyn will be live at 1pm and listeners will be able to ask him questions via the live playlist/comments board!


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #25 - Rosko
Wednesday, September 6th, 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 quickly came and went, but Irwin is reviving the series on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On our September 6th episode, Wilson welcomes to the Music Factory William Mercer, better known as "Rosko," one of the great voices in New York '60s radio, and a recording artist as well. Wilson spins tunes by Appletree Theater, Janis Ian, Harumi, and Richie Havens, and interviews both Paul Shalmy of Eye Magazine and Ray Riepen, owner of the concert venue the Boston Tea Party.


Special 2 hr Morricone Island (fill in for Sportsy Talk 6-7pm) with guest Collin Hegna of Federale
Tuesday, September 5th, 6pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Collin Hegna of Federale joins Morricone Island in the studio to discuss the Portland, Oregon based seven piece band's most recent album entitled "All The Colours of the Dark," released by Death Waltz Records. Collin, who has played bass for Brian Jonestown Massacre for the past 13 years, conceived Federale in 2006 as an outlet for his love of 60s and 70s European film soundtracks, particularly Italian spaghetti western and giallo films. He has also been contributing and composing music for director Ana Lily Amirpour's film and television work, including her 2014 feature length film "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" and 2017 follow up "The Bad Batch." This will be a two-hour show.


Special 2 hour Morricone Special with guest Collin Hegna of Federale
Tuesday, September 5th, 6pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Collin Hegna of Federale joins Morricone Island in the studio to discuss the Portland, Oregon based seven piece band's most recent album entitled "All The Colours of the Dark," released by Death Waltz Records. Collin, who has played bass for Brian Jonestown Massacre for the past 13 years, conceived Federale in 2006 as an outlet for his love of 60s and 70s European film soundtracks, particularly Italian spaghetti western and giallo films. He has also been contributing and composing music for director Ana Lily Amirpour's film and television work, including her 2014 feature length film "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" and 2017 follow up "The Bad Batch." This will be a two-hour show.


The Schizophonics PLUS The Rebel Set
Saturday, September 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
What's Happening?!?! with Matt M
Today on What's Happening?!?! Matt presents The Wild West! San Diego's The Schizophonics with their high-powered thrilling rock 'n soul. Also, Phoenix's organ driven surf-punkers The Rebel Set will send those tumbleweeds moseyin' down the road. Saddle up partner and don't miss a thing!


James Hand
Saturday, September 2nd, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with one of the world's greatest songwriters, Texas legend James Hand, who developed hid utterly unique style in a forty year career spent mostly in smoky dives and dancehalls performing for a slowly widening circle of admirers.


Becky, the Honky Tonk Radio Girl will be a guest host on Downtown Soulville
Friday, September 1st, 8pm - 9pm
on
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine
It may seem like a long drive from hillbilly heaven to Downtown Soulville, but Honky Tonk Radio Girl Becky has the roadmap, and it'll be paved with soul 45s when she fills in for Mr. Fine Wine.


Joe Carducci and Mugger
Thursday, August 31st, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
This week, Joe Carducci and Mugger, a.k.a. Steve Corbin, will be Diane's guests. They are as close to the source of SST Records from the time of their most popularity- and notoriety, as anyone can be, and have lived to tell tales! They are both appearing at Quimby's Bookstore 536 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn from 8-10 pm that same day. Carducci has a new book out called "Stone Male: Requiem for the Living Picture". which we will talk about, AND we've got a mostly SST playlist on tap! Tune in! They will be on the show from Noon, and possibly shove Diane out of the way and take up the whole 3 hours!!!


Joe Frank - "Small World Karma"
Wednesday, August 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. August 30th, we'll present "Small World Karma" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. In this episode—lots of DEATH! Joe believes he triggered the death of his hospitalized uncle Ben during the 1965 New York City blackout. Debi describes a spiritual moment while witnessing her father's final moments of life. And at the end of the program, Joe suggests a miniature tombstone for a tiny murder victim. Also in the show, Joe draws spiritual meaning from the film "The Incredible Shrinking Man."


Noise Bliss-Out #7
Wednesday, August 30th, Midnight - 3am
on
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
One more noise special to end My Castle of Quiet's season. It's been "that kind of summer." Lots of new tapes and records, too many to parse out and gradually squeeze in to the weekly program. Three hours of sweet envelopment, fuzz and clamor. A spring cleaning for your mind, and soul, AGAIN. Classic and modern selections, as always.


Joel P. West (The Glass Castle)
Tuesday, August 29th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Songwriter and film composer Joel P. West stops by to discuss his latest score for "The Glass Castle," his third collaboration with director Destin Daniel Cretton, along with their 2013 SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner "Short Term 12" and "I Am Not A Hipster." "The Glass Castle" is based on the best selling memoir by Jeanette Wells and stars Brie Larson with Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson. Joel also fronts the San Diego chamber folk band The Tree Ring and LA-based 80's dream pop Flood Coats with Darla Hawn, the latter of which just released its album "Vaquita."


Al Margolis
Sunday, August 27th, 10pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, August 27th, Dave welcomes Al Margolis for his annual visit to FMU. Al, who runs the avant-garde label Pogus Productions among many other projects, will be bringing yet another batch of obscure cassette recordings, strange and lovely music from all corners of the world, and sneak previews of upcoming Pogus releases. Sunday, August 27, 10 p.m. to midnight.


The Flat Duo Jets
Saturday, August 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Don't miss a live set from the dynamic duo that influenced and inspired practically every two piece that formed after them (including The White Stripes). Dexter Romweber and his drummer Crash are still performing manic rock'n'roll and paying tributes to their heroes like Benny Joy, Link Wray, and Eddie Cochran. Their live performance on Todd-O-Phonic Todd's show is just the warm-up for their appearance with The Sonics and Fleshtones on The Liberty Belle as part of The Rocks Off Concert Cruise later that evening.


Veteran Soul Singer Winfield Parker
Saturday, August 26th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes soul singer, songwriter and saxophonist Winfield Parker to discuss his 60th year in show business - which has included backing a slew of artists (including Little Richard) at Carr’s Beach, a segregated summer resort near Annapolis, and recording great soul sides for Ru-Jac, Spring, Wand, Calla, ATCO, GSF, P&L and Arctic and his upcoming October gig in New Orleans at The Ponderosa Stomp.


The Exquisite Course: A Brief History of a World (Perhaps, This One), An Audio Exquisite Corpse
Saturday, August 26th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Dear Listener,

For this evening’s redefining of the word entertainment, the Inflatable Squirrel Carcass has invited nine fellow DJs to contribute five minutes of audio continuing the story begun by the person before them. ‘Tis a tale of lust and love, you are about to hear, murder and mayhem, 0s and 1s, rice and beans, fahrenheit and centigrade. ’Tis a brief history of a world (perhaps, this one).

Tune in from 12am–1am and embrace your inner trilobite.

Sincerely,
The Inflatable Squirrel Caucus

P.S. It is hoped by all participants that said audio shall:
a) remain somewhat coherent over the course of 50 minutes or so
b) remain somewhat incoherent over the course of 50 minutes or so
c) none of the above
d) be successful enough so that we can consider doing an exquisite copse for Arbor Day


Video UStream Special
Friday, August 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
This week's hip-hop radio show by BillyJam will be a video show, simulcast via Ustream. Tune into WFMU on 91.1 or 90.1 or listen and watch on wfmu.org on the playlist page where the Ustream video will feed. BillyJam will be playing all corresponding videos. Lots of new hip-hop + some classics including Public Enemy, Your Old Droog, Action Bronson, Steinski, Jay-Z, Wheelchair Sports Camp and many more.


Special Guests: DJ JAH Culture and Prince of Queens
Thursday, August 24th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Nickel and Dime Radio with another doubleheader of guests- DJ JAH Culture and Prince of Queens. JAH Culture originated in the NYC punk and hardcore scene as a drummer and as a DJ plays Jamaican styles and beyond. Prince of Queens aka Felipe Quiroz normally lends his talented musicianship on keys and bass to the live ensembles of Combo Chimbita and MAKU Soundsystem, more recently making excellent dance music out of his Bunker Studio, with a release on Ocean Parkway, a sub-label of Names You Can Trust.


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #24 - Bret Morrison
Wednesday, August 23rd, 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 quickly came and went, but Irwin is reviving the series on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On our August 23rd episode, Wilson welcomes to the Music Factory Bret Morrison, a voice actor who portrayed "The Shadow" on radio during the 1940s and '50s. Wilson and Morrison discuss pre-TV radio, and spin tracks by Appletree Theater, The Fabulous Farquahr, Harumi, Alan Lorber, the Beacon Street Union, and others. Paul Shalmy of Eye Magazine joins Wilson to discuss the trend in power rock trios, such as the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream.


Stephen Dima (Seaport Music Festival)
Tuesday, August 22nd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Stephen Dima of the Seaport Music Festival joins Devon to spin some favorite soundtracks and discuss the Festival's fifteenth anniversary which takes place this September 7-10 at South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan. The Festival is free for all ages and includes live performances by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Make-Up, Martin Rev, James Chance & the Contortions, The Wolfmanhattan Project, Jean Grae, Azar Swan, Big Huge, Death Valley Girls, Surfbort, War Drag and more. Other highlights include film screenings, DJs (including Jonathan Toubin), comedy and dance (the premiere of The Dance Cartel's "Warm Clutch"). Stephen also produces the New York Comedy Festival and founded freeform community radio station Little Water Radio.


Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, August 22nd, 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!


Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa
Tuesday, August 22nd, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

It's a collaboration made in experimental pop heaven: Dustin Wong (former guitarist of Baltimore's Ponytail and a fabulous solo artist in his own right) is teamed up with the legendary Takako Minekawa (great solo work along with collaborations with Kahimi Karie, Cornelius, Ryuichi Sakomoto, etc) for a third album release, entitled "Are Euphoria," recorded in Tokyo and released on Thrill Jockey this year. Dustin Wong's dodging, weaving guitar loops play tag with Takako Minekawa's beats, electronics, and vocals, leaving you dizzy, lightheaded, and in a happier place. We'll catch up with them for a live set during a rare U.S. visit, and you should also jump at the opportunity to see them live at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn on Saturday, August 19th.


David Nance Live from Montgomery Hall 7/30/17 Rebroadcast
Sunday, August 20th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
One of the most exciting rock songwriters to emerge from the more obscure corners of the American indie underground of late, David Nance brought his talents to Montgomery Hall a few weeks back. Equal parts ragged-glory guitar heroics and avant rust belt eccentricities, Nance's live performances take the tracks from his new album Negative Boogie to new heights. If you missed it, fear not, Burn It Down! with Nate K. has you covered and will be rebroadcasting Nance's set Sunday, August 20.


Needles//Pins PLUS Shel Talmy
Saturday, August 19th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Needles//Pins are a ferocious trio hailing from Vancouver. Their hellacious new album "Good Night, Tomorrow" is out on the renowned Mint label and is sure to make this summer even hotter. Combine heavy riffage with incredibly catchy songs and you can't lose! Don't miss Needles//Pins at Diviera Drive in Brooklyn later that same evening.

Todd-O-Phonic Todd interviews Shel Talmy about his incredible career. Shel produced The Who, The Kinks, The Creation, David Bowie and many others. He founded his own label, Planet Records. Find out a how a kid from Chicago became the premier producer on the British sixties mod scene. For a great overview of Shel's work, check out the new Ace compilation, Making Time: A Shel Talmy Production.


Mike Love PLUS NRBQ's John Perrin
Saturday, August 19th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Beach Boy front man Mike Love about his new autobiography “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy,” the band’s new cd “1967 - Sunshine Tomorrow” and their five upcoming New Jersey concerts AND NRBQ's newest member, drummer John Perrin, calls in to discuss what’s going on with America's other greatest band, and their upcoming gig at WFMU's Monty Hall Sunday August 20th!


James Duncan
Thursday, August 17th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Nickel and Dime Radio welcomes James Duncan. He's a house producer based in Brooklyn, NY w/ releases on Real Soon (UK), WNCL (UK), The Playground (US) & Dancetracks. Also a trumpet player, he has recorded w/ Metro Area, Morgan Geist, Luke Solomon and appeared on The Rapture's “The House of Jealous Lovers” 12" on DFA Records. He's also pretty decent at straight pool!


Super Japan 3 | Super kabuki to super okyokei.
Wednesday, August 16th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Over five Wednesday nights in August, join us on a 15-hour alphabetical tour of extreme examples of genres (mashup, noise), states of being (lugubrious, nuts) and more from everybody’s favorite stratovolcanic archipelago.

On tonight’s show: Super kabuki, super kamakazi, super Kanye, super kawaii, super kiss, super live, super Lolita, super loud, super love, super lugubrious, super machine, super math rock, super mashup, super medley, super metal, super micro, super movie, super new wave, super noh, super noise, super nuclear, super nuts, super opera, super onkyokei.


Joe Frank - In the Dark: "God" and "A Conversation"
Wednesday, August 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Joe Frank radio dramas air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On August 16th, we'll hear two half-hour episodes. In the drama entitled "God" from Joe's IN THE DARK series, Joe meets a hooker who, besides her customary practices, provides stenography services with her fee. So Joe dictates a letter to his seriously ill Uncle Murray. But Joe soon finds out there's a lot he doesn't know about Uncle Murray. And from the UNFICTIONAL series, we'll hear "A Conversation," in which Joe discusses religion with the Rev. Solomon Hicks, only to find the two have serious disagreements.


Jeff Beal (Pollock, Monk, House of Cards)
Tuesday, August 15th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Jeff Beal stops by to discuss "Frantic Beauty," the four-time Emmy Award winning composer's latest score for contemporary dance/theater choreographers Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya and their ensemble LEIMAY to be performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 14 - 17th. Beal is known for his music for Netflix's "House of Cards," the Ed Harris-directed dramas "Pollock" and "Appaloosa," HBO’s "Carnivale" and "Rome," television's "Monk" and "Ugly Betty, and documentaries "Blackfish," "Queen of Versailles," "Weiner" and "An Inconvenient Sequel." Beal’s solo albums as a bandleader and on trumpet include "Three Graces" (Triloka), "Red Shift" (Koch Jazz) and "Liberation" (Antilles/Island).


W-2
Tuesday, August 15th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

W-2 are the duo of Sam Weinberg and Flying Luttenbachers member Chris Welcome, who for the last couple of years have been purveyors of the more splattery end of Brooklyn's DIY/No-Jazz movement. On tenor sax and synthesizer respectively, W-2 blur the lines of sound in an almost electroacoustic realm, making their instrumentation sound like anything but its traditional application. Their latest release is an LP on Astral Sounds entitled Fanatics.


Apache PLUS Andy Blade of Eater PLUS Slick!
Saturday, August 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Being a band that smokes their weight in weed and spends more time in the hospital than the studio can take its toll. Apache knows it won’t last forever, but after watching them play, you will quickly realize THEY DON’T CARE. Like musicians on the Titanic, they’re going down, playing to the cold bitter end. Long story short, Apache is the cockroach family in your floorboards. Try and kill them all you want, but honestly you are probably better off moving or setting the building on fire. The Bay Area bozos rip it up live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show.

Eater were one of the first wave of British punk bands, beginning their career in the golden year of 1976. Acts like The Buzzcocks, The Damned and Sham 69 opened for them. They received a lot of notoriety for being the youngest band on the block (their ages at the time were 14-17). The band's second single "Thinking Of The U.S.A." is classic. Eater appeared on the Live At The Roxy compilation alongside The Adverts, Wire, X-Ray Spex and more. Andy will be performing a set of Eater songs backed by an all-star band featuring J. Mascis and members of Daddy Longlegs at The Meltasia festival at The Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, New York September 8th through the 10th.

Rising from the ashes of Glitz, Slick! is the nastiest band in the Bay Area, ejaculating onto the scene with the simultaneous explosion of the King Rocker record label in late 2015. This band blasts melodies that shake spurs on the dance floor (not unlike that of The Sweet, Slade, or Alice Cooper) and shock the San Andreas fault line.


Poptone
Friday, August 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
In the beginning, there was the gloriously theatrical post-punk fierceness of Bauhaus. Then came the darkly playful, genre-bending, experimental pop of Tones on Tail and the sometimes-dreamy, sometimes-blistering psychedelic glam of Love and Rockets. This summer, two of the founding members of all three era-defining bands, Daniel Ash & Kevin Haskins, have returned to the stage as Poptone! Playing tracks from throughout their storied career with a special focus on the Tones on Tail material, most of which has not been performed live since 1984 in any guise, the trio (with Diva Dompe on bass) is spectacular! Take a break from the Batcave and tune in for a performance and interview! Bubblemen not included.

See Poptone live on Thursday, August 3rd, at the Stone Pony and Saturday, August 5th, at Irving Plaza.


Jem from Australian band DEAD and We Empty Rooms record label
Thursday, August 10th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane speaks with Jem, drummer for Melbourne band DEAD, and We Empty Rooms record label co-owner. The label is known for it's almost boutique-y pressings; lots of colored vinyl, diecuts, limited editions and silkscreened covers. They'll talk about how that became the trademark of this label and Jem has a great playlist of under recognized bands, mostly from Australia. Jem will be on at 1pm, and the show, as always starts at noon!


Super Japan 2 | Super eighties to Super Junky Monkey.
Wednesday, August 9th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Over five Wednesday nights in August, join us on a 15-hour alphabetical tour of extreme examples of genres (enka, onkyokei), states of being (high, wounded) and more from everybody’s favorite stratovolcanic archipelago.

On tonight’s show: Super eighties, super electronic, super enka, super era, super exotic, super fail, super fantasy, super folk, super funky, super fusion, super gagaku, super ghost, super glitch, super group, super hair, super harsh, super heavy, super high, super I, super ice, super imagination, super J-pop, super J-rock, super jelly, super jet, Super Junky Monkey.


SCREECH
Wednesday, August 9th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Underground metal can be a daunting landscape—what's merely good, and what's great? The proof is in the hearing, of course—in intense, impassioned performance, and of course songs. The songs have to be mammoth. Call them Powerviolence, Grind, Punk—you'll hear elements of all that and more in SCREECH's sound. Three young men from NYC, who in Autumn 2016 dropped their awesome full length, The Color Greed, SCREECH grace My Castle of Quiet & WFMU with a live, in-studio set on the Aug. 8/9 program.


Jonah Parzen-Johnson
Tuesday, August 8th, 9pm - Midnight
on Samantha's show

New York City-based saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson joins Samantha to perform a live set of solo saxophone with analog synthesizer. A Chicago native, Jonah’s experimental style owes a debt to that city's saxophone legacy, but his devotion to a quirky, almost vocal approach places him in new territory altogether. He has meticulously constructed a world of warm memories remembered in a cold present, melding the evocative feeling of folk music with the power of the sonic explorer.


The Rubinoos (Tommy Dunbar & Jon Rubin)
Tuesday, August 8th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

If you didn't get enough of "Beserkley" power pop legends The Rubinoos with recent shows at Monty Hall and Union Pool (their first in NYC since 1979, broadcasted live by Joe Belock), you're in luck. Co-founders Tommy Dunbar and Jon Rubin join Devon to discuss the band's film and television soundtrack influence and how they composed the main title for "The Revenge of the Nerds" and other music for the "Bachelor Party," "Once Bitten," "Paradise Motel" and "Jailbird Rock" soundtracks, amongst others. The band marked its 45th Anniversary in 2015 with a new CD, 45 and collection of thirteen new recordings. In 2016, Wild Honey Records re-released The Rubinoos' first three albums on vinyl in a 3-LP gatefold package.


Alejandro Jodorowsky
Tuesday, August 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

A rare, in-person interview between Brian and one of the most iconoclastic and psychedelic filmmakers in the world: Chilean-born, 87-year-old, Alejandro Jodorowsky. Touted as godfather of midnight movies with the advent of 1970's El Topo and later epics The Holy Mountain and Santa Sangre, Jodorowsky talks to WFMU right on the heels of the initial release of his brand new film Endless Poetry. This is the second of three installments in which the director chronicles his own life and upbringing among Chilean poets and artist friends, as well as his tumultuous family relationships. Throughout his life, Jodorowsky has approached every multi-faceted artistic avenue with ferocity, passion and defiance; studying mime with Marcel Marceau and enacting surrealist plays and events during his tenure in Paris, then migrating to Mexico to begin his journey into filmmaking, tarot, comic art, and psychomagic. His near-miss in creating an otherworldly screen rendition of Dune was well-recounted in a recent critically-heralded documentary. He even has an asteroid named after him. Decades of stunted distrubution due to hassles with Allen Klein's Abkco organization finally ceased in 2007 when his movies became majorly available again, and finally Jodorowsky's mindblowing aesthetic has seeped into more mainstream consciousness and inspired a whole new breed of artists and fans worldwide. Meanwhile, he has simultaneously loaded the decks for a myriad of current and future projects, which will all be discussed today. Also, there will be talk of music from his films, most recently composed by his son Adan (who also portrays his father in the new Endless Poetry).


Gary U.S. Bonds PLUS Billy Bragg
Saturday, August 5th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Buy U.S. Bonds! Gary U.S. Bonds talks to Todd-O-Phonic Todd about his amazing career. Gary's records like "Quarter To Three", "School Is Out", "New Orleans" and "I Wanna Holler" are among the most raucous and joyous singles ever. He will be performing the first weekend in October at The Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans, backed by Los Straitjackets.

Billy Bragg visits Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss his new book, "Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed The World." Skiffle was a politically aware working class sensation of 1950's Britian that influenced so much of what was to come musically. Almost unknown in the States, this passionate and well-researched books aims to change that. Billy is of course well known for his own musical career.


Dial-A-Poem (Mark V. fills in for Rich)
Saturday, August 5th, Midnight - 3am
on
Tenderness Junction with Mark V.
Mark V.'s Tenderness Junction (the Connection Edition) focuses on all the ways the telephone, radio, and poetry seek and swerve around connection. At its heart is the telephonic Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno exhibition and the Dial-A-Poem Marathon hosted by Red Bull Arts on July 29th. Other tracks and transmissions include selections from Giorno Poetry Systems releases, interviews, poetry recordings from a range of archives, and a growing bibliography of audio that uses the telephone as a hook such as Jean Cocteau's The Human Voice performed by Ingrid Bergman where a woman tries desperately to connect with her lover over the telephone.


Courtis/Moore
Friday, August 4th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Argentinian artist Alan Courtis, who last performed at WFMU in 2001 as a founding member of Reynols, and has collaborated with the likes of Merzbow, Jim O'Rourke, and Pauline Oliveros, joins forces with founding member of Volcano the Bear and Gospel of Mars, Aaron Moore, as they play their first WFMU session together. With hundreds of releases between them including several as a duo, their set promises to be one full of vari-speed tape loops, soundy guitar manipulations, cracked electronics, off-kilter percussion, interstellar improv, and saucy experimentation! Don't miss! See Alan Courtis/Cyrus Pireh/Aaron Moore live at Secret Project Robot on August 2nd. Then see Alan Courtis again at Trans-Pecos on Sunday, August 6th.


Put The Needle on the Pre-DMC US Finals Record with AS-ONE & DJ ALF
Friday, August 4th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
In advance of Saturday's (Aug 5th) big DJ competition, 2017 DMC US Finals at NYC's Highline Ballroom, Billy Jam will be joined in the WFMU studios by Washington DC battle contestant DJ AS-ONE plus regular show guest DJ ALF for a live video streamed one hour radio show featuring live turntable performances plus DJ and MC videos.


Mark Deutrom
Thursday, August 3rd, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane's guest this week is Mark Deutrom, possibly best known as being the bass player for Melvins in the 90's, he founded Alchemy records, which was home to Clown Alley (his band), Neurosis, The Grim, Virulence, Poison Idea and more. Mark has been a champion and integral player of heavy music for decades and has just announced that Season of Mist will release his next record, as well as reissuing his solo material as well as his music released under the Bellringer moniker. He will be live and listeners can ask him questions via the interactive playlist. Show starts at noon, Mark is on at 1pm!


Super Japan 1 | Super abject to super dusk.
Wednesday, August 2nd, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Over five Wednesday nights in August, join us on a 15-hour alphabetical tour of extreme examples of genres (enka, onkyokei), states of being (abject, euphoric) and more from everybody’s favorite stratovolcanic archipelago.

On tonight’s show: Super abject, super acid, super Ainu, super AMSR, super avant-garde, super bad, super bass, super beatbox, super b-girl, super big, super bored, super brothers, super bubblegum, super cha cha, super child star, super chiptune, super city, super cosmic, super cult, super cute, super dancin’, super dark, super desire, super dirty, super disco, super DIY, super DJ, super dream, super drums, super dusk. Super Japan!


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #23 - Recording Engineers
Wednesday, August 2nd, 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 quickly came and went, but Irwin is reviving the series on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On our August 2nd episode, Wilson welcomes to the Music Factory three notable recording engineers, Gary Kellgren of the Record Plant, Phil Ramone of A&R Studios, and Sandy Lehmann-Haupt of MGM, whose collective resumes include the Mothers of Invention, Nico, Burt Bacharach, and Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters. Wilson also welcomes Paul Shalmy of Eye magazine to discuss Apple Corps, a new business venture by the Beatles. Along with tracks by Janis Ian, Ultimate Spinach and the Blues Project, Wilson airs a never-released song by Mechanical Cloud.


Arthur Vint
Tuesday, August 1st, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

NYC-based drummer, bandleader and composer Arthur Vint joins Devon to spin some favorite Morricone tracks and take a listen to his latest Ropeadope Records release, Arthur Vint & The Associates "Death Rides A Horse," a collection of 13 Ennio reinterpretations all arranged by Arthur for his nine-piece band which includes Tony Scherr on guitar, Jon Cowherd on piano and organ, and Rich Perry on tenor sax. See Arthur's Kaw-Liga perform a Hank Williams pre-show tribute this weekend at Nitehawk Cinema's Country Brunchin' screening of Peter Bogdanovich's "The Last Picture Show."


Xylitol PLUS DAUÐIFLYN
Sunday, July 30th, 5pm - 8pm
on
Hello Children with Faye
HC welcomes Olympia screamers XYLITOL & Reykjavik shredders DAUÐIFLYN for an explosive 2-for live set. Xylitol brings us acidic hardcore punk beats with the most spastic & vicious female vocals on the planet. Dauðyflin comes from one of the smallest DIY scenes in the West, Iceland, but that doesn’t keep them from producing insane feminist punk of the highest quality. Their latest release on Iron Lung, Ofbeldi, mashes together aspects of noise & hardcore to form a genre-expanding brand of punk. This is the soundtrack to today’s decline of western civilization.

Catch both bands on tour throughout the US this summer; all dates listed here along with audio from their split tour cassette!


The Voice of Suka: Maria Pomianowska Brings Extinct Polish Fiddles Back to Life!
Saturday, July 29th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Maria Pomianowska, a classically trained Polish cellist, found that diving into fiddle traditions around the world freed her from classical music's constraints. But her explorations also brought her right back home, where she discovered the suka, a Polish fiddle that had completely disappeared. It turns out the suka has a lot in common with fiddles Maria plays from other countries. So with the help of a master luthier, she brought this forgotten instrument back to life. The result: A beautiful album with her her ensemble, ReBorn,called The Voice of Suka. Plus prestigious US debut concerts as part of the Lincoln Center Festival (earlier this week), and, this Wednesday (August 2), a free live-video-streamed performance at the Kennedy Center in DC. And most prestigious of all - Maria Pomianowska and ReBorn make their Garden State debut right here on WFMU!

PRONOUNCER: Maria Pomianowska = MAHR-yuh / Pohm-yah-NOVE-skah


Three Chord Monte Turns 21 - live remote from Union Pool in Brooklyn!
Saturday, July 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Yes, the Three Chord Monte show is finally legal, and we're throwing the party of the summer to celebrate! Join in the fun in the rockin' backyard at Brooklyn's best venue, Union Pool (484 Union Ave), where there will be booze, a taco truck and of course a killer band lineup:

Dany Laj & the Looks - Montreal's finest purveyors of bubble-hockey, not bubblegum, rock n roll
Baby Shakes - NYC's top combo, combining '77 punk and '60s pop hooks and giving it all a swift kick in the butt into the 21st century
The Rubinoos - These original Beserkley Chartbusters and true power-pop legends are better than ever. Do not miss them!


Norbert Putnam
Saturday, July 29th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with studio bass player/producer Norbert Putnam about his new book "Music Lessons" which covers his 60 year career making music and documents some of the 9,000 songs his work can be heard on, including 100s of Elvis Presley sessions, The Vogues' "Five O'clock World," Tony Joe White's "Poke Salad Annie," The Newbeats "Bread And Butter," Arthur Alexander "You Better Move On" and tons more!


DJ Angola
Thursday, July 27th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
DJ Angola, with recent releases on Good For You Records, Nylon Trax, and High Pro-File, continues producing from his hometown base of Austin, TX, after being in NYC for many years. He was a resident at APT, Bungalow 8 and many other clubs when he was living here and regularly gigs worldwide.


Joe Frank - "At Last"
Wednesday, July 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. July 26th, we'll present "At Last" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. In this episode, Larry’s son Zach gets busted at school for pot-smoking, which incites Larry's paranoia about whether he's an abusive parent. Joe gets an intriguing wrong number call, which leads to a troubling encounter with a young woman who begins to stalk him. Debi spends an evening with her drunk girlfriend who wants to have one last fling before getting married.


Statiqbloom
Wednesday, July 26th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Statiqbloom is a dark, hallucinogenic trip through hard dance beats, haunting electronics and disorienting vocals pulsating into a raw vision reminiscent of early industrial and EBM sounds of the past. The Brooklyn based duo is not just a nod to a former time, however - one must be absolutely modern.. as is Statiqbloom.


Couch Slut / Contempt FULL LP premiere
Wednesday, July 26th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

It's here! Couch Slut's second full-length; an ugly, leaky bag full of Contempt. After flattening Castle listeners with a live set back in January 2015 (playing two of these songs in embryonic form), NY's Couch Slut are back, this time with an exclusive WFMU / My Castle of Quiet album premiere. More rage and just riffing than most can handle in a straight dose, but you can try. Seven new songs; album releases the following Friday 7/28 on Gilead Media. *Audio presentation (not a live set.)


The Old Codger fills in for the Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, July 25th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
The Old Codger, whose radio career at WFMU began in 1928, fills in for the Antique Phonograph Music Program on Tuesday July 25th from 8–9pm (Eastern). His music is archaic, his mic breaks crude, and his manners are toxic. His bile is so pure a sample is kept under a bell jar in the National Institute of Standards. Tune in July 25th at 8pm Eastern to catch a whiff of one of Western Civ's worst role models. The music will redeem this broadcast, somewhat.


Ben Model
Tuesday, July 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Silent film pianist and organist Ben Model joins Devon to discuss the three new Marion Davies Blu-Ray/DVDs his Undercrank Productions rare and lost silent film DVD label is releasing for "When Knighthood Was In Flower," "Beauty Worth" and "The Bride's Play." Ben has accompanied several hundred silent films internationally over the past 30+ years, carrying on the tradition learned from silent film organist Lee Erwin (1919-2000) and is a resident accompanist at MOMA and Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater (the latter of which will present his next performance on Sat. July 29th) and the co-founder and producer of The Silent Clown Film Series now in its 19th season. He's also the archivist of the Ernie Kovacs/Edie Adams collection recently curating two Ernie Kovacs television show DVD box sets for Shout! Factory and instrumental in the 2015 Library of Congress acquisition of the Kovacs film and videotape preservation.


The Stents
Tuesday, July 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on What's Happening?!?! with Matt M
(on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Don't miss a live performance from Baltimore's The Stents. These half Arthur Lee and half wild rock 'n rollers stopped by WFMU studio in preparation of their July 28th date in Brooklyn at Hank's Saloon.


Is@s@
Monday, July 24th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Is@s@ (pronounced "ee-sa-sa") is Conrado Isasa, a guitarist and composer based in Madrid, Spain. Inspired by American Primitive guitar pickers like John Fahey and the late Jack Rose, Is@s@ has developed his own unique style, which is relaxed, atmospheric, and highly spiritual. Tune in to Surface Noise today for a special live set of Is@s@'s beautiful guitar music performed live at WFMU in advance of his American tour.


A Special Koto recital with Zach Girumon
Monday, July 24th, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
Koto player Zach Girumon was born and raised in Manhattan, but he became fascinated with Japanese culture at an early age. This interest in all things Japanese led him to enroll in the Sawai Koto Academy of New York, and eventually, to join their performing group, the 20+-piece Miyabi Ensemble of New York. In the 4 o’clock hour Monday morning, Zach will favor us with a solo recital comprising excerpts from both traditional and contemporary koto pieces.


Karaoke All Night! The Prove It All Night 3-Year Anniversary Show! Live from Montgomery Hall
Saturday, July 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Karaoke All Night: The Prove It All Night 3-Year Anniversary Show broadcasts LIVE from Monty Hall, Saturday July 22nd. Former guests return to sing their guts out in a no holds barred live band karaoke showdown! Featuring: Giulia Rozzi, Ike Ufomadu, Patti Harrison, Mary Houlihan, Jason Gore, Kristen Bartlett, Robert Dean, Mike Abrusci, Christi Chiello, surprise guests and much more! Opening the show will be a guest DJ set from: Primitive Sound System! You can watch live video of the show over at the WFMU.org homepage from 9:30 - midnight. The video will also appear on the WFMU phone apps, and Pat's playlist page. Or, if you're in the area- swing by Montgomery Hall and see the show in person! This event is a WFMU benefit with a suggested donation of $10, $5 will get you in otherwise. Support the show and the station!


Ural Thomas & The Pain PLUS Billy Bragg
Saturday, July 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Ural Thomas is Portland, Oregon's Pillar Of Soul. He has shared the stage with the likes of James Brown, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Otis Redding and "Little" Stevie Wonder and was also involved in the sixties Northwest garage scene. After performing 44 times at The Apollo Theater, Ural took a long hiatus from New York but recently wowed the crowd at The Soul Clap 10th Anniversary Show and will be performing at Madison Park in Manhattan on Wednesday July 19th. Don't miss Ural Thomas & The Pain soul stomping live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show!

Billy Bragg visits Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss his new book, Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed The World. Skiffle was a politically aware working class sensation of 1950's Britian that influenced so much of what was to come musically. Almost unknown in the States, this passionate and well-researched books aims to change that. Billy is of course well known for his own musical career.


Innov Gnawa
Saturday, July 22nd, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Based in New York, Innov Gnawa is a group of musicians specializing in the sounds of Gnawa music, the ritual trance music of Morocco. Founded by Samir LanGus and featuring Hassan Ben Jaafer, a master gnawa musician originally from Fes, Morocco, they have been performing the last several years at venues such as Barbes, Nublu, Lincoln Center, and recently played Coachella as special guests of Bonobo. Now they find themselves at WFMU on the Inflatable Squirrel Carcass and we are honored to have them. Innov Gnawa have several performances during the month of July where you can see them live including Sunday, July 16 at Pier 1 as part of Summer on the Hudson; Friday, July 21 at Prospect Park with Amadou & Mariam; and Saturday, July 29 in Lowell, Massachusetts as part of the Lowell Folk Festival. They have previously appeared on WFMU during one of Rob Weisberg’s Barbes events which you can access here.


Evie Sands
Friday, July 21st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Dusty Springfield once called Evie Sands her “favorite female singer.” She also found favor with musical legends like Gladys Knight and Barbara Streisand as well as indie darlings’ Beth Orton, Beck, and Belle & Sebastien, all who covered her blue-eyed soul songs. Evie Sands had a flawless 60s catalog, and cut the first versions of monster hits like “I Can’t Let Go” and “Angel Of the Morning.” She scored her biggest hit with “Any Way That You Want Me” in 1969, and then evolved into a guitarist, songwriter, and producer in the 70s. In anticipation of her upcoming headline appearance at the Ponderosa Stomp, October 5-7th in New Orleans, Evie will speak to Sheila B. about her earliest records, the unfortunate circumstances surrounding her near-hit single “Take Me For A Little While,” and the evolution from 60s soul singer to songwriter and producer.


Peer Pressure Guest, Tombs' Mike Hill
Thursday, July 20th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Starting at 1pm this Thursday, Diane welcomes Mike Hill, founder of NY's TOMBS to the Peer Pressure segment! The band has recently released it's 4th full length, "The Grand Annihilation" and just come off tour, so Mike will have plenty to share with us. He will be live, so listeners will be able to ask him questions via the comments board. Tombs' music is hard to classify, and over their progression, they have been "labeled" anything from Post Rock to Black Metal, Goth and Industrial. Mike will clue us in on the growth of the band's sound, we'll definitely hear some cuts from the new record and Mike will dip into a playlist of favorites! Tune in to see if his picks are crowd pleasers or deep cuts!


DJay Ed
Thursday, July 20th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Nickel and Dime Radio continues the international flavors with San Paulo's DJay Ed,who's part of the crew Collective Stereo Royale. Besides throwing events, he heads Bom Senso, a group dedicated to Brazilian music from the 70’s that are played exclusively on vinyl.



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