Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Rays
Monday, June 26th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

This new Oakland band is comprised of four Bay area music veterans whose current and past musical projects include The World, Life Stinks, Violent Change and Dadfag. On Rays debut album the band spins post-punk that has it roots firmly planted in Australian punk both past & present and the addictive strum of 80’s & 90’s New Zealand/Flying Nun pop.


Honey Radar
Sunday, June 25th, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Playing a fractured, eminently catchy lo-fi psych-pop that brings together the best elements of various strains of DIY, while occasionally calling to mind the more gleefully scattershot singles of the classic Guided By Voices line-up, Honey Radar are one of the most infectious and satisfying, not to mention prolific (check out their band camp page), bands working in the underground today. They play Alphaville in Brooklyn on Tuesday, July 20, with San Francisco's Rays, Australia's Rat Columns, and local faves Home Blitz, and they will be live on Burn It Down! with Nate K. Sunday, June 25.


Shane Vidaurri
Saturday, June 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday Pat welcomes back singer/songwriter/artist and author Shane Vidaurri to the program. Shane will hang out and also perform some acoustic numbers from his brand new album: "Return Of The Cat Man" out now on MINT 400 Records!


Jen Shyu
Saturday, June 24th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Jen Shyu incorporates elements of music and dance from many countries into her ambitious performance works and recordings. But she doesn't just casually borrow a little bit of this or that - she is a firm believer in total immersion. Jen has spent years studying music, dance and storytelling in various countries. She's learned to speak as well as sing in Spanish, Taiwanese, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Javanese, and even Tetum (a language spoken in Timor). She also plays a number of East Asian traditional instruments. All that comes together in Jen Shyu's newest work, Nine Doors, which she will premiere in two World Music Institute-produced concert / performances at National Sawdust in Williamsburg on Thursday night June 29th. We'll learn about Nine Doors and much more when we meet this visionary artist on this week's show.


The Regrettes PLUS Peter Perrett (The Only Ones)
Saturday, June 24th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The latest teenage sensation from California, The Regrettes, power through a live set. Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Courtney Barnett or Karen O - with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50's and 60's acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly - the LA based four piece create infectious, punk driven tracks. The Regrettes Warner Bros. debut, "Feel Your Feelings Fool!," is a joyous and honest romp through the emotional rollercoaster of the teenage dream. Catch The Regrettes at Rough Trade on June 21st.

40 years after The Only Ones made their debut, Peter Perrett has released a new solo album on Domino Records, "How The West Was Won." He has rediscovered the importance of rock'n'roll and now rock'n'roll can rediscover the importance of Peter Perrett. Enjoy a conversation between two masters of deadpan wit.


Derek Walmsley & Sukhdev Sandhu (The Wire) Guest DJ Roundtable
Friday, June 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
As The Wire magazine celebrates it's 400th issue, editor Derek Walmsley drops in for a virtual visit to spin some favorites and chat about where the magazine has been and where it's heading. He will also be live-editing everything that is said making this the least discombobulated radio program on record. But where was I? Since the first issue of The Wire emerged in 1982, features such as Epiphanies and Invisible Jukebox as well as the heterodox reviews section have done much to encourage open-minded approaches to listening and musical discovery - an accomplishment worth celebrating!

But that's not all, folks! Once the editing is complete, tune in for a guest DJ set and conversation with one of the edited. Don't miss the musical selections from Wire writer Sukhdev Sandhu that'll make your toes twirl and your minds sizzle!


"Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" — Part 2
Friday, June 23rd, 9am - Noon
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Settle in as Doug Schulkind presents the second installment of the historic, five-hour John Coltrane documentary, "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone." Titled In the Pyramids, Part 2 investigates the science and spirituality of Coltrane's improvising and composing. Learn his motivations from transitioning from playing standard chord progressions into embracing first a model style, then a more spiritual grounding. Interviews with modal theorist George Russell, and Coltrane scholar Andrew White are featured. Hear John Coltrane himself speak about getting to "the best good" he can get to on his horn and as a man. Also hear the earliest known taped interview with Coltrane as he speaks about religion. Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Steve Lacy, Sonny Fortune, Cornel West and Amiri Baraka are also a significant part of this section of the documentary. Remember to tune in at 11am to hear it live as this program will not be archived.


Director Drew Stone
Thursday, June 22nd, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
At 1pm Diane welcomes Drew Stone, Director of 2 music scene movies that are both in premiere status. "The New York Hardcore Chronicles" is a journey through the community and culture of the NYHC scene. Shot in an episodic format, the film contains interviews, never before seen footage and a blazing soundtrack. He also is responsible for the production and direction of "Who The F**K Is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago" - the story of a NYC icon -a man's journey in the music business from making coffee to signing Metallica. Both movies are in different stages of release, and Drew will be here with a playlist and take a little bit of a break out from his busy schedule to talk about the films! Drew will be live, listeners can ask him questions via the comments board!


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #19 - Sandy Posey
Wednesday, June 21st, 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 has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On our June 21st episode, Wilson welcomes to the Music Factory country-pop singer Sandy Posey and features tracks from four Posey albums. Elsewhere in the program, Wilson spins tunes by Evie Sands, the Blues Project, the Fabulous Farquahr, Ohio Express, and others. Wilson also interviews Claude Hall of Billboard magazine about the groovy new "Playtape" audio system soon to be optional in Volkswagens.


Thomas Andrew Doyle (TAD)
Tuesday, June 20th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Thomas Andrew Doyle (TAD, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Hog Molly) joins Morricone Island for a listen and to discuss his "return-to-roots" latest release entitled "Incineration Ceremony." Spending his formative years playing jazz clubs while studying classical music at Boise State University, Doyle releases his symphonic take on the dark and dreary textures, rhythms and material rolling around in his head informed by the likes of Morricone, horror films and Mozart. Not for the meek at heart.


New Zealand extravaganza with Roger Shepherd (founder of Flying Nun Records), Hamish Kilgour of The Clean, and Francisca Griffin of Look Blue Go Purple
Tuesday, June 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

When Roger Shepherd conceived his record label Flying Nun in the backroom of a Christchurch, New Zealand record store in the early '80's, he gave birth to one of the most fertile and influential imprints in the independent music world. It's DIY aesthetic and connectivity to the country's post-punk zeitgeist gave international exposure to such artists as The Chills, Verlaines, Clean, Tall Dwarfs, Bailter Space, Straitjacket Fits, Bats, Axemen, and more. The label was sold off in 1990, but returned to its independent self in 2009, and continues to create a platform for New Zealand's music scene. Recently, Shepherd authored his memoir, In Love With These Times, out on Harper-Collins. He stops by Brian's show today with Hamish Kilgour of The Clean in tow for a retrospective on the great Flying Nun, with plenty of rarely-heard live recordings of the label's roster, collected by Brian to complement their visit. As a bonus, Francisca Griffin (one-time known as Kathy Bull) phones in to talk about her time in the fantastic 1980's all- female combo Look Blue Go Purple who hailed from Dunedin, NZ. For the uninitiated, Captured Tracks and Flying Nun have just released a stateside 2LP anthology of this great band's wonderful and enduring lysergic pop.


Over The Edge
Monday, June 19th, 6pm - 7pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

From 1981 to 2015, Negativland's Don Joyce hosted Over The Edge, the longest running block of freeform live mix collage radio in broadcast history -- a program which continues today, having been inherited by long time show participant and collaborator Jon Leidecker. In this very Wobbly interview, Vicki and Jon discuss the history of collage radio, and the slow evolution of the Edge, as well as its many possible futures, both True and False.


The Annual Summer Soul-stice, Fathers Day Edition, With Matt Fiveash
Sunday, June 18th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
Show host Gaylord Fields will be joined for the very first time in the storied annals of the Summer Soul-stice program by the breakout star (sorry, Doug and other GTDR jocks) of WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio stream, Mister Matt Fiveash! This hand-clapping, finger-snapping, toe-tapping, hip-shaking, body-quaking, back-breaking, bona fide, certified, Southern fried, energetic, authentic, and Northern Hemisphere–centric (sorry, Australia and New Zealand) tradition of airing nothing but the cream of soul 45s on or near the estival solstice (and six months later to celebrate the hibernal solstice) has endured for almost 25 years, with only the abuse of a reverb unit as collateral damage. Enjoy the aural pleasures of two middle-aged guys who don't have fathers anymore and never had children celebrating the only family they've ever really loved (sorry, wife and girlfriend) — the family of soul!

Will Gaylord and Matt play "Color Him Father," by the Winstons? Tune in to the Summer Soul-stice, or read further to learn that the answer is no.


Phil Marcade PLUS Coco Hames
Saturday, June 17th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Phil Marcade, the lead singer of the notorious Senders, has magnificently captured the 1970's and early 1980's New York underground and punk scene in his new book Punk Avenue (Three Rooms Press). Phil joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to revisit the days of CBGB's, drugs, Max's Kansas City, drugs, The Heartbreakers, drugs and more.

Coco Hames, former frontwoman for The Ettes, has released a stunning solo debut on Merge. The eponymous album features a great array of diverse songs in a variety of winning styes. “I grew up listening to ’60s pop like Dusty Springfield, but also classic country music, like Patsy Cline, and things that bridged both worlds, like Bobbie Gentry,” notes Hames. “With this record, the end result doesn’t fit into any one category. Which is an exciting thing to me.” Hear her perform live on Todd-O-Phonic Todd's show and witness the magic June 16th at The Asbury Park Brewery and June 17th at Union Pool.


45 RPM Party with Mike Sin (Matt Marando fills in for Rex)
Saturday, June 17th, 1pm - 3pm
on
What's Happening?!?! with Matt M
Matt will be joined by Mike Sin of WFMU's Optical Sound for a non-stop 45rpm party!


Lea Bertucci
Friday, June 16th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Musician and composer Lea Bertucci makes a triumphant return to WFMU hot on the heels of her NNA Tapes release All That Is Solid Melts Into Air. Tune in as Bertucci performs transfixing new sound pieces for alto saxophone and loops. Hold the presses! She'll also be premiering several new recordings including Oracle, a composition for children's choir and surround sound that is being performed live on Saturday, June 17th at Madison Square Park (NYC) as part of the Prismatic Park series. Don't miss!


Women of Force! The girl groups, pop songs + story behind 60s songwriter and artist, Brute Force
Friday, June 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Long before the Beatles discovered the genius of songwriter Brute Force, and privately pressed 2000 copies of his single “King Of Fuh” for their Apple record label (the rarest 45 on Apple!), the New Jersey-born songwriter was penning a host of wild and wonderful pop songs for 60s girl singers + their groups. We’ll be chatting to Brute Force about the records he wrote for the Chiffons, Bernadette Peters, Peggy March, Reparata & the Delrons, and more, as well as delving into the time he spent in doo-wop group, the Tokens (of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” fame), his solo material, and his near-brush with fame.


"Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" — Part 1
Friday, June 16th, 9am - 3pm
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's death (on July 17, 1967), Doug Schulkind will be re-broadcasting the historic, unforgettable five-hour documentary, "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone," — a thrilling kaleidescope of rare interviews, reminiscences, music selections and commentary that analyzes and celebrates the creative genius of John Coltrane. Produced by Steve Rowland and written (and co-produced) by Larry Abrams, this prize-winning documentary is particularly poignant today with the recent loss of many who were interviewed, including Max Roach, Dr. Art Davis, Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Rashied Ali, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Babatunde Olatunji, Sekou Sundiata, Amiri Baraka, Nat Hentoff, Bob Thiele, and the documentary's host, Michael S. Harper.

Airing on five consecutive Fridays, beginning at 11am, the broadcast of this documentary will occur during the third hour of Doug Schulkind's program, Give the Drummer Some. This content will not be archived, so you must tune in during the live broadcast to hear it.

Part 1
This week will feature rare recorded interviews with Charlie Parker and John Coltrane; Coltrane's first-ever recorded performance, in 1946 on alto sax, while with the Navy in Hawaii; interviews with Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Steve Lacy, Rashied Ali and numerous other musical titans; a fascinating walking tour of the 1940s jazz scene in Philadelphia were the young John Coltrane began his musical journey. Each of five one-hour segments will air Fridays at 11AM beginning on June 16 and continuing through July 14, during the third hour of "Give the Drummer Some." These broadcasts will not be archived, so make sure you tune in live!


King Crimson's Tony Levin
Thursday, June 15th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
At 1pm, Diane talks to bassist Tony Levin from the road - King Crimson starts their US "Radical Action Tour 2017" on June 11th, which concludes with 2 dates at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ July 9th and 10th. Coinciding with the first leg of the tour, King Crimson will be releasing a CD EP featuring their version of “Heroes” recorded in Berlin during the band's 2016 European tour. Robert Fripp, founding member of King Crimson, played on the original recording of Heroes for Bowie. Tony Levin has played on over 500 recordings along with his long time standing in King Crimson.


David Rothenberg
Thursday, June 15th, 9am - Noon
on This Is The Modern World with Trouble

David Rothenberg, clarinetist and philosopher talks to birds. And whales, and insects. He is the author of 'Why Birds Sing' and he will be improvising with birds on June 21 as part of Make Music New York, with Inside the Bird Chorus. Ever wonder what it's like to make music with birds? David will walk us through what it's like to play the clarinet with feathered accompanists, tell us about their demanding back stage habits, and share with us why with all the wonderful musicians in NYC he wants to make music with birds. Tune in Thursday, June 15 at 11 am on This is the Modern World with Trouble.


Joe Frank - "Endings"
Wednesday, June 14th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. June 14th, we'll present "Endings" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe invites a young woman to take a bath at his house, but he has more on his mind than soapy water. Larry chronicles his recurring romantic disappointments, including an affair with an attractive older woman and his encounter with a stardom-bound actress. Joe obsesses about his ex-girlfriend Kate’s imagined new lovers. Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield offers observations.


Shelley Hirsch
Wednesday, June 14th, 3pm - 5pm
on
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The legendary composer/singer/storyteller Shelley Hirsch in a special 2-hour in-studio session with a live performance, selections from her archive, unreleased rarities, and a guaranteed colorful chat.


The Return of Seed Stock / M. del Rio
Wednesday, June 14th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

M. del Rio, compendious black-metal collector, head of the Seed Stock and Personnel Records labels, and founding member of Bone Awl, Raspberry Bulbs, and now Special Breed, returns to My Castle of Quiet on WFMU for his fourth guest-DJ presentation. Having not visited the show since 2014, one can only imagine what's in store. Everything from raw, punk & oi! flavored black metal, to the more "traditional," to idiosyncratic solo, cassette-only projects will most surely be represented. Join us!


Wojciech Golczewski
Tuesday, June 13th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Wojciech Golczewski pronounced (Voy-check Gol-che-fski), Polish composer of horror and sci-fi film, television and video games, joins Devon to discuss his most recent score for "Shadows of the Dead" along with his debut solo release of decayed, dystopian, 8-bit synth madness entitled "Reality Check" and its prequel "The Signal," both available on vinyl through Death Waltz Records. Wojciech also composed the scores for "400 Days," "We Are Still Here," "Beyond The Gates" and "Dark Souls," amongst others.


The Ribeye Brothers PLUS comedian Doug Moe
Monday, June 12th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
It's hot outside but it's even hotter inside studio A as Dave welcomes musical guest the Ribeye Brothers and comedian Doug Moe, author of "Man vs. Child," to the program for a lovely evening of radio fun times.


Martin Phillipps of the Chills
Monday, June 12th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

From their early days as one of the flagship bands of New Zealand's Flying Nun label to their current revitalized presence on the indie scene, the Chills remain the pre-eminent purveyors of the Dunedin sound. Today on a very special Surface Noise, Martin Phillipps, the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding force, plays an intimate solo set of Chills songs and sits down for a chat about exciting upcoming Chills activities. Don't miss it!


The Meltaways
Sunday, June 11th, 5pm - 8pm
on Hello Children with Faye

Enter The Meltaways: a bright burst of melody-laced punk to delight your ears. Hailing from the creative caverns of Brooklyn, these women have come to Hello Children to crush the DIY music game live on air. Rightfully compared to riot grrrl acts like Huggy Bear & Bratmobile by many a music blog, The Meltaways provide anthems to for the modern girl in the midst of the mainly male NYC punk scene. Check out their bandcamp page & see them live at Silent Barn on Saturday, June 17th.


Weeping Icon
Sunday, June 11th, 3am - 6am
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
In just one short year, Weeping Icon has rocketed to the top of must-see/must-hear bands in the Brooklyn underground. Consisting of three Sara(h)s and a Lani, Weeping Icon are like the living embodiment of the M train barreling at you full bore, brakes squealing and throwing sparks and making your heart beat a little faster as the train seems to want to throw itself off the elevated tracks. With their debut EP’s release imminent (courtesy of Kanine/Fire Talk Records), Spin Age Blasters brings you a scorching session perfectly captured by engineer Ernie Indradat. Blasting through melodic fireballs like “Jail Billz,” “Germs” and the harrowing/thrilling “Teeth (& A Handbag),” Weeping Icon make no doubt as to who can claim the title of New York City’s most exciting band. Tune in to SPIN AGE BLASTERS at 3 AM on Sunday, June 11th to bear witness.


Duncan Reid (of The Boys)
Saturday, June 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

As singer and bass player of Joey Ramone’s favorite band, The Boys, Duncan rode on the crest of a wave during punk’s original late-1970s heyday as part of a wider collective of friends and peers that included Sex Pistols, The Clash, Generation X and a host of other power-chord pioneers. The Boys remain one of the best-loved and influential bands of their generation. Duncan has just released his third and best album, Bombs Away, with his current aggregation, Duncan Reid and The Big Heads. The Big Heads' "Heavy Melody Punk Rock" is unavoidably catchy. Duncan chats about the 70's UK punk scene and his current activities.


Gaylord Fields is in for Mister Finewine Tonight
Friday, June 9th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show

Michael Alago
Thursday, June 8th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's first guest back on the schedule is Michael Alago - who will talk about the film that chronicles his life: Who The F#@K Is That Guy?: The Fabulous Journey Of Michael Alago , when he stops in at 1pm for a visit. The last time Michael and director Drew Stone appeared on the show, the film was not much more than an idea, and now we celebrate the completion and debut in NYC - the world premiere is sold out, the next showing after that is at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema July 19th! From starting the Dead Boys fan club to signing Metallica to a major label deal at age 24, he has quite a story. Tune in! Listeners can ask Michael questions in real time on our interactive playlist!!


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #18 - Dave Van Ronk
Wednesday, June 7th, 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 has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On our June 7 episode Wilson welcomes to the Factory folk singer Dave Van Ronk, the legendary "Mayor of Macdougal Street." Wilson spins several tunes from Van Ronk's first electric album, recorded with the band the Hudson Dusters, who had a keyboard player named "Pot." Elsewhere in the program, Wilson spins tunes by the Cowsills, The Blues Project, Orpheus, and Tim Hardin.


Louie Louie
Tuesday, June 6th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Samantha's show
Samantha ushers in her summer with a live set from Louie Louie, a rock group from Philadelphia who creates a new sound from 60s rock, 70s punk, Motown, Spector, Meek, and surf influences. They will play songs featured on their debut LP, "Friend of a Stranger," released earlier this year.


John Wesley Harding
Monday, June 5th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
This Monday Dave welcomes musician, author, and so much more Wesley Stace aka John Wesley Harding, who will chat with Dave about important topics and also perform live on-air in advance of his June 15 album release show at City Winery.


Tuff Sunshine
Monday, June 5th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

This Brooklyn trio melds post-punk and power pop to make ... post power pop punk? Words don't do their unique sound justice so tune in to hear for yourself!


Parlor Walls
Sunday, June 4th, 3am - 6am
on Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl

On their new debut album, Brooklyn’s Parlor Walls display a rare grace in balancing visceral rock power with methodical intention. Released by NYC avant-rock label Northern Spy, Opposites contains eleven songs of goosebump guitar and rhythmic churn courtesy of singer/guitarist Alyse Lamb and drummer/keyboardist Chris Mulligan. Joined by Jason Shelton on clarinet and electronics, the band were kind enough to come down to the WFMU studios and record a set for Spin Age Blasters. Expertly engineered by Ernie Indradat, Parlor Walls serve up a potent brew of stuttering drum figures, snaking guitars and dustclouds of treated horns and synths. Lamb’s breathy vocals walk the edge between warning and threat, the music shadowing close behind. Tune in to Spin Age Blasters at 3 AM on Sunday, June 4th to hear Parlor Walls before they head out to the West Coast for a tour.


Joe Frank - "Karma Memories"
Wednesday, May 31st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. May 31st, we'll present "Karma Memories" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe visits his mother and stepfather in Florida, where he observes how their marriage has spiraled into a Hellish cycle of hypercritical nagging and alcoholism. Larry offers quotations from literature that define his failed life. Debi is disappointed that a long phone conversation with Joe was left out of his program. Larry ponders his own obituary, and David provides a mocking eulogy.


Doomsquad
Wednesday, May 31st, Noon - 3pm
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Having formed in 2010, siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas began to explore trance and electronic beat making. Their shared fascination with dance culture, rhythm, and the unknown, along with their lifelong immersion in the arts, began to manifest as a collective ethos. Before long, Doomsquad had mushroomed into a full-scale music and art project in Toronto. Their second album, “Total Time,” was released in April 2016 on Bella Union, and features tribal chanting, worldbeat percussion and ethereal psychedelic atmospheres meant to evoke the wonder of the natural world and elevate your consciousness to another plane. You’ll find yourself dancing with abandon when they play live on 100% Whatever on Give The Drummer Radio on May 31st at 1 pm! Then see them live on June 8th as part of the three-day Northside Festival in Brooklyn, and later in the summer at Our Wicked Lady in Brooklyn on August 11th.


Mandy Hoffman (The Lovers / I Love Dick)
Tuesday, May 30th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

NYC-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Mandy Hoffman joins Devon in the studio to discuss and take a listen to her most recent scores for director Azazel Jacobs' "The Lovers" (starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts) and Jill Soloway's Amazon series "I Love Dick" (starring Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn). "The Lovers" soundtrack has been released by Milan Records.


Fletcher C. Johnson
Monday, May 29th, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Hailing from Southern Vermont and now based in Brooklyn, Fletcher C. Johnson writes catchy guitar-pop. He was been a member of King Tuff, The Weight, and other bands before carving out his own career with three albums on Burger Records.


The Mighty Manfred (of the Woggles) PLUS Tiger! Tiger! (Matt M. fills in for Todd-o-phonic Todd)
Saturday, May 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on
What's Happening?!?! with Matt M
While Todd-o-phonic Todd is soaking up the Jersey sun, Matt continues the cavalcade of stars! He welcomes The Mighty Manfred of the legendary Woggles for a chat about their upcoming local shows. Also on the show will be a live set from Atlanta garagers "Tiger! Tiger!" who will be playing at Gold Sounds in Brooklyn that night.


Put The Needle On "Hip-Hop" Creator: LoveBug Starski
Friday, May 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Among hip-hop's first generation of core contributors, genre pioneers who helped shape the Bronx born urban culture from its 1970's beginnings, LoveBug Starski was a central figure. The MC's name is not only synonymous with the influential South Bronx club Disco Fever (that recently celebrated its 40th anniversary) and its spinoff label Fever Records (as well as Epic for whom he later recorded), but this hip-hop MC's legacy includes being credited with creating the very term "hip-hop." Now living in Las Vegas where he DJs but seldom does interviews these days, the Bronx hip-hop pioneer born Kevin Smith phones into WFMU to talk hip-hop history with Billy Jam.


DJ Jedi and Prince Klassen
Thursday, May 25th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
DJ Jedi is a another longtime NYC selector that's way overdue to guest on Nickel and Dime Radio. from early Konkrete Jungle days to his longtime Sunday night residency at Fat Buddha in east village, he's always bring it.

Originally from San Antonio, Prince Klassen is a resident of NYC's The Rub, host of his own Wild Combination radio show on The Lot Radio, former marketing director for New York's cultural landmark Turntable Lab.

These two excellent club DJs keeping you moving in the wee hours on WFMU.


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #17 - The Beacon Street Union
Wednesday, May 24th, 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 has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On the marquee for our May 24th episode is the Boston-based psychedelic outfit the Beacon Street Union. Wilson welcomes to the Factory … no one from the band. Instead, he talks with their producer, Wes Farrell, about the studio techniques used to record the first BSU album. Along the way, Wilson spins tunes by the Cowsills, Jim & Jean, Ultimate Spinach and Every Mother's Son. Elsewhere in the show, Wilson and Pauline Rivelli, editor of Jazz & Pop magazine, discuss the 1967 jazz & pop winners of the publication's annual "Jay" Awards.


Nikitov, PLUS an interview with Phillip Johnston of The Microscopic Septet
Tuesday, May 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Irene Trudel's show
Keeping Yiddish music alive and vibrant is very important to Nikitov's lead singer Niki Jacobs. Over the course of fifteen years, four albums and an EP, Jacobs' Netherlands-based ensemble has been keeping the Yiddish tradition of music alive. Nikitov is touring the US with a new album, "Mameloshn" and they play live on WFMU.

Then, notable as an ensemble that defies categories, The Microscopic Septet describe themselves as a wickedly clever, raucously fun jazz band. The Micros have a long, tale-filled library of tunes dating to the 1980's, almost innumerable performances and a number of great albums, most recently on the Cuneiform label. One of the two bandleaders, Soprano Saxophonist Phillip Johnston, chats about the Microscopic Septet and their new album, "Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me."


John Massari (Killer Klowns From Outer Space)
Tuesday, May 23rd, 7pm - 9pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

John Massari joins Devon to discuss his 35-plus year soundtrack career with early opportunities to orchestrate and compose for episodes of "Little House on the Prairie" and "Hart to Hart" which lead to the Hanna-Barbera "Johnny Quest" 80's re-boot and cult classics such as the Lorenzo Lamas' "Snake Eater" franchise, Puppermaster 5, Mike Jittlov's "The Wizard of Speed and Time" and, of course, the Chiodo Brothers' "Killer Klowns From Outer Space," for which the long-awaited sequel has recently been announced (sort of). Mentored by Jerry Fielding, David Rose and Mark Snow and studying with the legendary David Raskin and Leonard Stein, John has composed for over 100 film and TV productions.


Cool Ghouls
Monday, May 22nd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The San Francisco quartet responsible for one of 2016's best albums, the scary-good "Animal Races" brings its jangling guitars and great songs to WFMU.


Five bands! So What, Holly Macve, RMBLR, Bash & Pop, and Bob Mann and Rolling Thunder
Saturday, May 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Big Combo Series mounts a comeback as three bands appear on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd Show:

So What are a brand spanking new glam and high energy power pop band from the Bay Area. Their first full-length on Just Add Water is an explosion of hooks and melodies. Heavily influenced by The Equals, it is fitting that they are Equals' vocalist Derv Gordon's backing band for his shows at Monty Hall on Friday 5/19 and Baby's All Right Saturday 5/20. They will also be doing their own set each night.

In their four star review of her eponymous debut, Record Collector says Holly Macve is like "an ethereal offspring of Nick Cave blessed with the stark musical backdrop of Johnny Cash's American series, 21 year-old Macve turns country music on its head." Check out her new album on Becca Union and see her perform at Rough Trade on May 17th.

RMBLR is the rambunctious brain-child of former Dino's Boys frontman Chase Tail. Beer soaked and gin fueled rock'n'roll is what you would expect and what you get and you'll be damn happy about that. These good ole Southern Boys have a sizzling 7" EP on Fat Possum and will be playing with So What, Daddy Long Legs and Derv Gordon at Baby's All Right on Saturday 5/20.

"Anything Could Happen," the recent album by Bash & Pop is one of 2017's best albums and rivals front man Tommy Stinson's work with The Replacements. Look forward to hearing songs from this great release performed live and perhaps some stories of rock'n'roll debauchery. Bash & Pop perform at The Bell House on May 18th.

Rising from the ashes of Hector's Pets comes one of the rowdiest bands on the Brooklyn scene. Bob Mann and Rolling Thunder's debut cassette, "Champagne Taste On A Beer Budget" displays these righteous dudes in all their rock'n'roll glory. Find out for yourself at Union Pool later the very same evening when the boys play The Real Cool Time Festival.


Steve Keene
Saturday, May 20th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Brooklyn based Steve Keene, who for many years has been selling his paintings at WFMU Record Fairs for under $5, and has been called "The World's Most Prolific Painter." They'll discuss why & how Steve does what he does and the details behind his show at New York's Marlborough Gallery, whcih opens May 25th.


Put The Needle On The Video Stream
Friday, May 19th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
WFMU's weekly one-hour "Put The Needle On The Record" will present a simultaneous live video stream of the radio show this Friday only when turntablist guest DJ ALF will do an in-studio showcase performance and host Billy Jam will play music video versions of all the songs in his hip-hop themed mix.


Nappy G and DJ Stylus
Thursday, May 18th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Nappy G is one of the main folks involved with Turntables on the Hudson alongside Nickodemus, and a founding member of Groove Collective. He's both DJed and played percussion for over 25 years, plays a great mix of classics and global sounds.

DJ Stylus is an audubon expert and DJs in between bird watching tours that he leads, and has thrown a number of loft parties in NYC. Expect some top notch funk, disco and hip hop selections.


Joe Frank - Work in Progress: "Dreams of the River"
Wednesday, May 17th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air every other Wednesday at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. May 17th we'll air "Dreams of the River," from Joe's WORK IN PROGRESS series. The episode chronicles a promising college student admired by his classmates for his wit and mischievous pranks. But his sense of invincibility begins to fray as he ages and drifts through life, hired and fired from menial jobs, lacking any sense of purpose, and envying the freedom of the homeless.


Shulcoth! A Celebration of Citizen Kafka
Tuesday, May 16th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

As the the planet has completed another revolution around the sun, it is once again time for Shulcoth! This celebration in song and comedy pays tribute to the dearly departed, unrepentant force of nature known as Citizen Kafka, a.k.a. Richie Shulberg. Edward Haber and Kenny Kosek and a cast of dozens of characters join Irene in celebration of the Citizen.


R.I.P. Alessandro Alessandroni (2014 Interview Re-Broadcast)
Tuesday, May 16th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
True soundtrack legend Alessandro Alessandroni left us on March 26th in Rome at 92. The prolific Italian multi-instrumentalist, composer and leader of the I Cantori Moderni rose to fame with his signature guitar and whistle on the Leone/Morricone spaghetti western classics A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West. His I Cantori Moderni's wordless vocals would become synonymous with the 60s/70s Italian sound. While his most enduring impact on pop culture might be his and wife Julia De Mutiis' vocals on Piero Umiliani's "Mah Na Mah Na," Alessandroni had even more impact on the avant-garde as a leading figure of the Italian library movement and composing over 50 soundtracks on his own in addition to collaborations with Morricone, Umiliani, De Masi, Macchi, Trovaioli, Brugnolini and Braen Machine. Devon will re-broadcast his discussion with Alessandroni from February 2014.


Borzoi
Tuesday, May 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
In what Brian hopes to be the kickoff of a series of live guests named after Russian dogs, today's program welcomes the trio known as Borzoi out of Austin, Texas. Kicking up a blitzkreig of noise combined with a more subtle leaning towards hooks, the band's fast and furious squall has made itself evident on 7" singles on Pau Wau and most recently 12XU Records. See them live May 20th at Pet Rescue, on a bill with Language and Rathaus.


Scarlet Sails (Julie fills in for Gaylord Fields)
Sunday, May 14th, 8pm - 10pm
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Scarlet Sails are the creation of singer/songwriter Olya Viglione and her husband, Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione – a career musician who has also worked with Violent Femmes and Nine Inch Nails. Their high energy sound straddles the border between contemporary alternative and 70s glam, with Olya's haunting vocals as the centerpiece. An exceptionally hard-rocking early evening edition of Dark Night.


Live from Barbes in Park Slope - Global Sounds of NYC!
Saturday, May 13th, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Join Rob and illustrious co-host / tech guru Irene Trudel at Barbes, the music-lover's haven at 9th St and 6th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn for a jam-packed four-act evening of NY-based ensembles inspired by music from around the world. Admission is free of charge!
- Seyyah opens the show with a fresh take on music from Turkey
- Songwriter Ilusha Tsinadze explores his roots in the Republic of Georgia and life in NYC
- Navatman Music Collective re-imagines South Indian vocal music
- and Rosa Tatuata closes the show with stirring sounds from Southern Italy and Sicily.
Join us at Barbes or via the airwaves for three solid hours of music. And if you do make it to Barbes: If the great music (free of charge) isn't enough, we'll be doling out free FMU swag too - but get there early before we give it all away!


White Hills
Wednesday, May 10th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Brooklyn-based heavy psych duo White Hills return for their third appearance on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show, and fourth appearance on WFMU overall! Their latest album Stop, Mute, Defeat (Thrill Jockey) was mixed by Martin Bisi and finds the band in a somewhat more experimental/industrial place, and still every bit as vital and compelling than their previous records. They're playing at Union Pool on Thursday May 11 before heading off on a European tour, to be followed by US dates later this summer. Tune in Wednesday night, May 10, to hear White Hills live on WFMU!​


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #16 - Appletree Theatre
Wednesday, May 10th, 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 has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On May 10th, Tom Wilson welcomes to the Factory John Boylan, one-half of the two-brother band Appletree Theatre. In addition to presenting tracks by Appletree from their album "Playback," Wilson spins tunes by Jimmy Smith, Ultimate Spinach, the Blues Project, and Pat Williams. Also in the program, Wilson and Pauline Rivelli, editor of Jazz & Pop magazine, discuss the increasing confluence of jazz and rock, name-checking Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Zappa, Sun Ra, and John Coltrane along the way.


Ora Cogan
Tuesday, May 9th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

With a wispy, haunted voice, Ora Cogan picks out her psych-folkish-americana influenced tunes on guitar, sometimes embellished with synths and multi-layered percussion. Starting out in the Vancouver music scene, Cogan recently added a couple of darkly beautiful and poignant songs from her forthcoming album "Crickets" to her bandcamp page. Ora Cogan performs in a stripped-down setting for WFMU.


Jed Kurzel (Alien: Covenant)
Tuesday, May 9th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Jed Kurzel discusses his most recent score for the sixth installment of Ridley Scott's Alien series "Alien: Covenant," the soundtrack of which will be released this month by Milan Records. Jed is the singer/guitarist of Australian garage duo The Mess Hall, getting his feature length film scoring start on his director brother Justin Kurzel's true crime drama "Snowtown." He also scored the critically-acclaimed directorial debuts for Jennifer Kent's horror thriller "The Babadook" and John Maclean's western "Slow West."


The Amazing Kreskin, Will Miles, Patti Harrison, Tim Platt, Special Surprise Music Guests and More!
Saturday, May 6th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Saturday May 6th marks the return of Pat Byrne's Prove It All Night! variety show to Montgomery Hall. This show will feature talk show legend and famous mentalist The Amazing Kreskin! Comedy from: Will Miles, Patti Harrison, and Tim Platt! Plus, live music from TWO very special surprise musical guests! Check the WFMU homepage and the Prove It All Night playlist page for live video of the show starting between 9 and 9:30. If you're local, swing by Montgomery Hall for fun starting at 9pm with Primitive Sound System! $10 suggested donation with all money going to benefit WFMU radio, but if your feeling cheap, $5 will still get you in.


Mokoomba: Electrifying New Sounds from Zimbabwe
Saturday, May 6th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Mokoomba is an ebulliant young band from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe making a big splash on the international scene with an electrifying blend of Afro-rock, traditional sounds and lots more. On tour now in support of their excellent new album, Luyando (on Outhere Records), area gigs include a stop at Subrosa in NY's Meat Packing District on Wednesday night May 3rd as well as atThe Falcon up in Marlboro NY on Wednesday night May 17th. And we're thrilled to bring Mokoomba to the Garden State airwaves with a live session on WFMU!


Black Lips
Saturday, May 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Black Lips will make for an even more chaotic Todd-O-Phonic Todd show than usual. Atlanta's finest are releasing their latest opus, "Satan's Graffiti or God's Art?" the day before. Produced by Sean Lennon, the album is the group’s most musically evolved to date, while still staying true to their original blistering take on fuzzy, dirty rock n’ roll. Catch Black Lips at Webster Hall on Friday May 5th.


Don Bryant
Saturday, May 6th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Memphis soul music legend Don Bryant whose recording career started in 1958 and includes classic recordings with Willie Mitchell on the Hi Records label, a songwriting catalog that includes titles recorded by Solomon Burke, Albert King, Fontella Bass, Otis Clay, Etta James and his wife Ann Peebles’ biggest hit “I Can't Stand The Rain”. Don’s upcoming album ''Don’t Give Up On Love” is out May 12 on Fat Possum, and features performances by The Hi Rhythm Section, and The Bo-Keys.


Liondub
Thursday, May 4th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Liondub comes through Nickel and Dime radio. A longtime Brooklyn selector, his musical mindset was formed at the crossroads of major international bass vibrations originating from Jamaica, NYC and the UK. He runs Liondub International records, has a regular show on Kool London in the UK, and tours around the world pushing jungle, dancehall, reggae and beyond...


Joe Frank - "The Box" and "Third World Country"
Wednesday, May 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On May 3rd, we'll air two half-hour episodes. From Joe's THE OTHER SIDE series, we'll hear "The Box." Joe takes over the family business following his father's death. While working late one night, he's confronted by an enigmatic woman dressed in black holding a mysterious box. And from Joe's IN THE DARK series we'll hear "Third World Country." Wherever he goes, Joe is confronted by squalor, misery, and human suffering, and he reacts with brutal candor.


Barker Trio
Wednesday, May 3rd, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

The Barker trio plays free-jazz - and they do it damn well. The group clearly respects their roots but what makes them so exciting is their devil-may-care attitude towards tradition and the overwhelming sense that this is really happening NOW. Tune in to hear 3 totally improvised pieces from this explosive unit - not to be missed! Barker trio is: Andrew Barker on drums, Tim Dahl on bass and Michael Foster on soprano/tenor sax and electronics.


Janel Leppin with Anthony Pirog
Tuesday, May 2nd, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Cello is multi-instrumentalist/composer Janel Leppin's main instrument, but she's equally adept at keyboards, vocals and guitar, creating lush sonic dreamscapes throughout her meditative music. Following last year's dual album releases, Leppin has a new one called "American God," filled with, as she describes it, "dream-pop vocal works, Persian classical glimpses, and psychedelic reveries." She is joined by guitarist Anthony Pirog, who weaves complementary sonics into Janel's music. The duo return to perform live on WFMU.


Michael Yezerski
Tuesday, May 2nd, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Australian composer Michael Yezerski joins Devon to discuss his "ambient-doom-metal" score for horror film "The Devil's Candy," the soundtrack of which is receiving a vinyl release by Death Waltz Records in early May. "Devil's Candy" is writer/director Sean Byrne's follow up to "The Loved Ones". Michael's previous scores include Elissa Down's "The Black Balloon," Peer Pedersen’s "We Don’t Belong Here," Claire McCarthy's "The Waiting City," and HBO's "Only The Dead See The End of War."


Jon Glaser
Saturday, April 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday Pat welcomes writer/ comedian Jon Glaser to Prove It All Night! Jon will be talking to Pat about his many TV shows including Delocated, Late Night with Conan, GILRS, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, and his brand new season of Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter! Tune in and be enlightened!


Riyaaz Qawwali interview: Sufi qawwali music and more, from the Lone Star State
Saturday, April 29th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

You may know the late great Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, whose ecstatic Sufi qawwali music broke through to international audiences. That success paved the way for other qawwali artists from South Asia to go global. But now there is a top-notch qawwali ensemble right here in the US: Houston-based Riyaaz Qawwali, who are in town to play Sunday night at Roulette in Brooklyn as part of the weekend-long World In Trance Festival. Riyaaz, with two albums out - Ishq and Kashti - has an emigre twist: While much of the material is based in Sufi mysticism, this multi-cultural ensemble - with members from several countries - incorporate Hindu, Sikh and other themes as well. We'll learn about that and more on this week's show!


Atlantic Thrills PLUS Baby Shakes PLUS Ronnie Fujiyama (5.6.7.8.'s) - Live at the WFMU Record Fair
Saturday, April 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Atlantic Thrills, Baby Shakes, and Ronnie Fujiyama (5.6.7.8.'s) rock The Brooklyn Expo Center live from The WFMU Record Fair. For those whose spouses won't let them attend record fairs, check out all the action on the radio. Rhode Island's high energy Atlantic Thrills are part of the Almost Ready anniversary shows happening Saturday and Sunday at Union Pool and Shea Stadium. Baby Shakes wonderful third album, Turn It Up, will be out this spring. Be sure and catch Baby Shakes at Monty Hall on Friday May 19th with Derv Gordon (of The Equals) and So What.

Ronnie Fujiyama from the 5.6.7.8's (a.k.a. Yoshiko) performs a special solo set live at The WFMU Record Fair. The 5.6.7.8's created an international sensation with their performance of "Woo Hoo" in "Kill Bill" but have been thrilling audiences with their Japanese interpretation of American rock'n'roll since 1986. The 5.6.7.8's are making two U.S. appearances, Friday 4/28 at Cafe Nine in New Haven and Saturday 4/29 at Music Hall Of Williamsburg as part of the power-packed Billy Miller celebration.


Bloodshot Bill
Saturday, April 29th, 1pm - 3pm
on Fool's Paradise with Rex

The Montreal mauler performs live at the WFMU Record Fair under Rex's nervous gaze. The Canadian crusher is so authentic he has his own brand of grease! Not only will he be performing hits from his Norton Records catalog, he'll also be performing later that night at The Billy Miller Forever Celebration at Music Hall Of Williamsburg alongside such greats as Reigning Sound, Roy Loney, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages and The 5.6.7.8's.


Live from the Record Fair
Saturday, April 29th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michel Shelley broadcasts live from the WFMU Record Fair at the Brooklyn Expo Center. On this all vinyl show Michael will welcome some WFMU staff members to share a treasured recording they've picked up at a past fair!


Eugene Chadbourne and Sunwatchers
Thursday, April 27th, Noon - 3pm
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Legendary improviser/re-interpreter Eugene Chadbourne teams up with the stunning psych-jazz-rock band Sunwatchers to perform a set of Minutemen and Doug Sahm songs. Incredible and unprecedented? Yes! They have an album coming out on Amish Records. The Sunwatchers have a residency at Union Pool on Tuesdays, April 11 - 24th.


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #15 - Orpheus
Wednesday, April 26th, 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 has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On April 26th, we'll hear Bruce Arnold, leader of the Boston-based soft-rock band Orpheus, and Alan Lorber, the band's producer and arranger. Lorber was the svengali behind the late 1960s "Bosstown Sound," which was an east coast counterpart to the San Francisco psych scene. Lorber and Arnold devote part of this Music Factory episode to illustrating the production and arranging process behind the Orpheus song "I've Never Seen Love Like This." This program originally aired in early 1968. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


The Mitchell Quartet
Tuesday, April 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

NYC-based guitarist, composer, singer Robert Mitchell has traveled the world with his melodic music and says he remains ready for more. Mitchell's playing has a cinematic feel, not surprising since he's worked a bit in film scoring, with generous doses of jazz-laiden acoustic improv. Joining Robert are members of e'fessioux, who performed their own great set on Irene's show in January. The Mitchell Quartet plays live on WFMU.


Sampling the Seattle Mariners' finest spicy toasted grasshoppers
Tuesday, April 25th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today™ continue their hard-hitting investigative series on Ballpark Food by tasting the spicy toasted grasshoppers served at the Seattle Mariners' games, and then interviewing Steve Dominguez, general manager of concessions at Safeco Field. We have so many questions! First: Why? And second, what kind of beer does one serve with toasted grasshopper? We eat grasshoppers so you don't have to! On Sportsy Talk.


Leo Bud Welch
Monday, April 24th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The world's foremost gospel blues lumberjack comes to WFMU to play music and discuss his incredible career as part of the legendary fat Possum/Big Legal Mess blues scene in Mississippi. Leo is the subject of a new documentary "Late Blossom Blues: The Journey of Leo Bud Welch" which will be screened in Asbury Park NJ on April 20.



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