Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Andre Williams Tribute
Thursday, March 21st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
A celebration of the life and career of recently departed singer/songwriter/producer/poet Andre "Mr. Rhythm" Williams. Andre cemented his place in R&B history with his own hits ("The Greasy Chicken," "Bacon Fat," "Jail Bait") as well as writing and producing sides for Mary Wells, The Temptations, Little Stevie Wonder, The Dramatics, Alvin Cash, The Five Du-Tones, John Sayles, Sir Mack Rice and countless other. Tune in for three hours of hits, deep cuts and excerpts from Andre's visit to WFMU in 2010.


State of the Station with Station Manager Ken, filling in for Seven Second Delay
Wednesday, March 20th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Ken's show
Station Manager Ken, aka Staysh, gives a State of the Station report to the listeners in the wake of the 2019 Fundraising Marathon. If you have any questions or comments about the recent fundraiser, or anything WFMU related, please email Ken ahead of time at ken at wfmu dot org


Simon Hanes
Wednesday, March 20th, 3pm - 5pm
on
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ridgewood Radio presents Simon Hanes, Naked: The composer/bandleader and movie soundtrack aficionado live in studio with rare and obscure recordings from his projects Tredici Bacci and ANONYM plus select eclectica from Olivier Messiaen and Jerry Goldsmith to Ennio Morricone and Frank Zappa. Blessed and obsessed.


Carla Bley and Steve Swallow interview
Wednesday, March 20th, 9am - Noon
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
In this interview recorded a few days ago in their home in the Catskills, Carla Bley and Steve Swallow talk about the people and history of their lives in music since the 1950s and 60s. Carla Bley is a composer, pianist, and improvisor, who was an elemental figure in the development of free jazz in the 1960s. She is often recognized as one of the greatest living jazz composers. Steve Swallow is an electric bassist, improvisor, and composer, who played with Thelonious Monk before switching to electric bass. The two play together with saxophonist Andy Sheppard as the Carla Bley Trio with live dates at The Jazz Standard in NYC on March 19th and 20th.


Dennis Bovell (Matumbi) & Brinsley Forde (Aswad)
Tuesday, March 19th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Dennis Bovell & Brinsley Forde discuss the first U.S. theatrical release of Franco Ross's 1980 British film "Babylon" starring Forde as a dancehall DJ in Thatcher-era South London pursuing his musical ambitions while battling the xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police and the National Front. Written by Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia) with cinematography by two-time Oscar winner Chris Menges (The Killing Fields/The Mission), the incendiary film is set to a reggae, dub and lovers rock score by Bovell. Check Kino Lorber's site for screenings near you.


Marathon 2019 Finale, with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia, MC DJ Stashu, Station Mgr Ken, Michele, Clay Pigeon and YOU! Listen, or WATCH via live video stream.
Sunday, March 17th, 7pm - Midnight
on Marathon Finale
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)


Li
Friday, March 15th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Staysh and Stash together again! Let us gather round the Marathon (Human) Maypole and watch Miss Stashu get ALL WRAPPED UP! Listen live at www.wfmu.org and watch the live stream on the main page to find out what the heck we're talking about!


Emily and Kimzilla and MC Pseu Braun plus Swagbot!
Wednesday, March 13th, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Tune in to this special live video marathon edition of In Real Life. Pseu will be the girls MC, but we also have a special live video cam for Swagbot, who will offer pledgers of over $75, bad robot fortunes, and if your lucky Swagbot might even dance for you. AND if the gIRLs on Fire make their goal, they will reveal Swagbots real DJ identity!


The Seven Second Delay Wheel of Fate Episode with Ken and Andy
Wednesday, March 13th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Tune into the Annual Seven Second Delay Wheel of Fate! Watch the all the antics LIVE at www.wfmu.org.


Yo La Tengo song request live videocast with Co-Host Gaylord Fields
Saturday, March 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)

Beat The Devil Down for Merry 'thon featuring DJ MELLLLISSSAAA
Friday, March 8th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu
Shashu and her special guest DJ MELLLISSSAAA are gonna beat the devil down, piñata-style. Shashu will live stream this via Facebook. Link will be posted on her playlist comments board.


Joe and his Co-Host Emily
Monday, March 4th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Grande Dames! Celebrating Female Artists Over Fifty
Friday, March 1st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Much has been written about society’s nod of approval for men entering their golden years whilst women of a similar age are cast aside and made invisible. In their eternal infatuation with youth, the creative industries have been especially unfriendly to older women, having largely ignored their artistic contributions. Thankfully, times they are a changing! And as part of the growing movement seeking to reverse this yawn-worthy ageism, Sheila B. will be dedicating an entire show to the music performed and /or written by women over fifty.


Singles Sliced & Stitched (2nd Edition)
Thursday, February 28th, Noon - 3pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Celebrate the end of February with Olivia, who will be breaking up 45s, taping them up back together again, and playing all the imperfections live. Get lost in the glitch, the groove, & the skips - there's gonna be a lot of surface noise and plenty of surprising melodic twists.


Gladshot
Wednesday, February 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
NYC garage-pop-psych outfit Gladshot returns to WFMU for a live set on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show! The band has a couple of albums under their belt, both produced by quality-band-knower John Agnello, and they cite AC/DC, Neil Diamond, and Cherry Glazerr as influences. Tune in on Wednesday February 27 to hear them live on WFMU, and go out and see them in person at Union Pool on Thursday the 28th!


47SOUL Brings Shamstep From Palestine to the World
Saturday, February 23rd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

London-based Palestinian band 47SOUL calls its music Shamstep. The Guardian calls it "a cheerfully wide-screen fusion of electronic hip-hop and traditional dabke dance music." Whatever you want to call it, it's great stuff. You can hear it on their album Balfron Promise (on Cooking Vinyl) - and live at Brooklyn's BRIC House on Thursday night March 7th. And we'll hear all about it with guest El Far3i (pronounced el-f'ry-EE) of 47SOUL on this week's show!


A live performance from The Cactus Blossoms
Saturday, February 23rd, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes back brothers Jack and Page of The Cactus Blossoms for a set of live music, hopefully including a few songs from their upcoming release "Easy Way," due out March 1st. You may remember their 2016 release "You're Dreaming" was Michael's album of the year.


Disreputable Shaman
Thursday, February 21st, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Disreputable Shaman will administer a near-fatal dose of psychedelic cumbia from South America, mixed with some killer salsa dura and guaguanco...


Chris O'Leary, author of "Ashes To Ashes: The Songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016"
Wednesday, February 20th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Ashes To Ashes completes Chris O'Leary's survey of David Bowie's entire career, song by song. This new book follows Bowie's undulating career arc from Low all the way through to Blackstar. O'Leary returns to The Evan "Funk" Davies Show to talk about the book and play some of the songs it covers. A must for Bowie fans! He'll also be appearing at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan on February 21 and Rough Trade in Williamsburg on February 25.


Somewhere Out There: The Joe Frank film (with director DP Carlson)
Wednesday, February 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Joe Frank radio dramas aired on WFMU for many years. A new feature-length bio-pic, "Somewhere Out There," directed by DP Carlson, screens at the Anthology Film Archives in New York on Weds Feb. 20. That afternoon from 3–6pm (Eastern), Carlson visits WFMU to talk about Joe on Irwin's program. Classic clips from Joe's dramas will be featured. The film will also screen at WFMU's Monty Hall on Sunday March 10 during our fundraising festival. "Somewhere Out There" features interviews with Joe's friends, actors, engineers and close associates, revealing his art, creative process, and personal life.


Maxim Pozdorovkin, director, "The Truth About Killer Robots"
Monday, February 18th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst speaks with Maxim Pozdorovkin, director of the documentary "The Truth About Killer Robots," which explores cases in which robots have been involved in human fatalities.


Philip King
Saturday, February 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Philip King joins The Boss Groover to chat about the stunning new 3 cd box set All The Young Droogs: 60 Juvenile Delinquent Wrecks the he compiled for Cherry Red Records in the UK. The set consists of 60 examples of Junkshop Glam at its finest and should be a sublime treat for Todd-O-Phonic Todd listeners.


Valentines Day Spazztacular
Thursday, February 14th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Love songs--love gone right, love gone wrong. Nothing but love songs.


Jessica Pavone
Wednesday, February 13th, 9am - Noon
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Jessica Pavone brings her viola to WFMU for a solo performance. You may have heard her duo with the guitarist Mary Halvorson or in Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Orchestra. Over the years, Jessica has collaborated with Aaron Siegel, Matthew Welch, William Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, Glenn Branca and many others. Her approach to the viola stems from years of concentrated long tone practice and interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration. Jessica will play music from her excellent new album, In the Action (Relative Pitch).


Jonathan Hertzberg (Dirty Old New York aka Fun City II)
Tuesday, February 12th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Jonathan Hertzberg is back for a fifth installment (the second employing his exhaustive knowledge of John Lindsay and Ed Koch-era New York City portrayed in film which can be experienced through his "Dirty Old New York aka Fun City" video series). Whether it's the subway, Twin Towers, baseball, punk vs. disco or crooked cops off in the distance, a long-gone NYC is undeniably in the foreground, preserved in all of its glory, as is the music from this era. Check out Jonathan's first Morricone Island-curated show of music from films featuring NYC preserved in all of its glory here.


Paleo Future
Monday, February 11th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst talks with Matt Novak, editor of "Paleo Future," a website covering an unusual topic: **past visions of the future.** Over the years these visions have been utopian, like the Jetsons, or they've been dystopian, like Blade Runner. Matt will describe where these future visions have come from, and what he thinks about the techie future we're headed into today.


Peter Noone and Eyelids
Saturday, February 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Peter Noone renowned vocalist of Herman's Hermits joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss the new musical "My Very Own British Invasion" which can be found at The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ through March 3rd. The play is based on his experiences as a teenage in Britain. Among other things, Peter's rather unique Instagram page will no doubt also be a topic of discussion.

For years, John Moen and Chris Slusarenko played and wrote in the company of some of the most legendary songwriters of indie rock including Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices), Stephen Malkmus (Pavement/Jicks), Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) and Elliott Smith. In 2014 they decided that it was time to finally start writing and recording together and Eyelids were born. The glorious results can be heard most recently on their new Chunklet Industries 45, "It's About To Go Down". Hear Eyelids on Todd's show and see them the same night with Brower and Hurry at Union Pool!


Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass
Saturday, February 9th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes Elliot Lurie the singer and guitarist of New Jersey's own Looking Glass - who shot to number one in 1972 with "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)"


Danny Weinkauf and His Red Pants Band
Saturday, February 9th, 9am - 11am
on Double-Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda

Danny Weinkauf’s Grammy-winning career in writing and performing started with They Might be Giants, for whom he has played bass for over 20 years. Marking the first ever live performance on WFMU’s new kids' show, Danny Weinkauf and His Red Pants Band will serve up songs from their three family-friendly releases.


Deidre & the Dark
Friday, February 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

It would be difficult to imagine Deidre Muro choosing a path other than music. She grew up singing in church, alongside her mother who played the organ and directed the choir. And her father, Don Muro was a synthesizer pioneer whose 70s reissues have received substantial WFMU airplay. Whilst in college, Deidre founded indie pop duo Savoir Adore and in 2011 began her side-project Deidre & the Dark, where she would fully embrace her love of the 60s girl groups, Motown, and mid-century style. This week she releases her debut album, Variety Hour, and will be celebrating with a live session and interview.


J.G. Thirlwell
Tuesday, February 5th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
J.G. Thirlwell joins Morricone Island to discuss his film, television and video installation soundtrack work (The Venture Brothers, Archer, The Blue Eyes, Imponderable and Richard Kern films) and the upcoming public debut of JG Thirlwell + Ensemble at Brooklyn's National Sawdust on Feb. 28. After debuting two compositions at a private event at The Kitchen honoring Lydia Lunch and Nan Goldin, the Ensemble has been expanded into a full set of music drawing from Thirlwell's Foetus and Wiseblood projects along with new compositions by Thirlwell and Simon Hanes (Tredici Bacci) with new chamber arrangements for harp, viola, piano, acoustic guitar and voice.


Susan Crawford, author, "Fiber"
Monday, February 4th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
If you're dissatisfied with your Internet access (from Verizon, Comcast, or Spectrum), this show is for you. Harvard Law School professor Susan Crawford, author of the new book "Fiber," will speak with Mark Hurst on the next Techtonic about why Internet access is so awful in the US, and how places like Sweden, South Korea, and Singapore enjoy low-cost, super-high-speed Internet access from fiber optic cables.


Graham Brice
Monday, February 4th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Singer/songwriter Graham Brice has been recording a song here and a song there for the past 10 years, but last summer, he released his first full EP, Graham Brice's Flowering Future. The CD is short but full of smart, catchy songs, and Graham will be playing some gigs to promote it. In advance of his gig at The Gutter in Brooklyn on Feb. 9th, Graham stops by Surface Noise with his guitar to play a few songs solo.


Youssra El Hawary: A Compelling New Voice From Egypt
Saturday, February 2nd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Songwriter and Paris-trained accordionist Youssra El Hawary is an innovative new artist on the Egyptian indie scene. Her excellent debut album No'oum Nasyeen was produced by Adham Zidan, a member of Alan Bishop's Cairo-based band The Invisible Hands. And - it was Egypt's first-ever crowd-funded album! Thanks to the Center Stage program, Youssra and band toured the US this fall - with a stop at FMU for the session we'll hear this Saturday!


Friendly Persuaders
Friday, February 1st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Friendly Persuasion with Otis Fodder (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Otis turns over the show this week to a handful of fantastic folks who jump in to program short vignettes filled with songs and stories. Featuring: Archivist Viv, Don-O, Drew Dobbs, Fortyone, Frank M. Young, Jan Turkenburg, Kevin Sukho Lee, Krys O, MarkTime, Martinibomb, Patrick Foisy.


Anteloper
Wednesday, January 30th, 9am - Noon
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Drums/trumpet/electronics duo Jaimie Branch (of Fly or Die) and Jason Nazary (Little Women) are Anteloper. Their music is a riddle. It's head-snapping body music, but also full of bluesy abstraction: fractured improvised beats, smeary trumpet, and bubbly synths that occasionally--satisfyingly--form a pocket. Check out their excellent release Kudu on Chicago's International Anthem label.


RIP Michel Legrand
Tuesday, January 29th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island pays tribute to French child prodigy pianist and composer of over 200 soundtracks Michel Legrand passed away at 86 on Saturday, best known for his 1968 Oscar-winning "Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair and Jacques Demy's Palme D'Or-winning 1964 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg working with the likes of musicians Miles Davis, Getz, Coltrane, Ray Charles, Streisand and Maurice Chevalier and filmmakers Godard, Altman, Louis Malle, Orson Wells and Claude Lelouch.


Sleaford Mods
Tuesday, January 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
SPIN AGE BLASTERS is beyond chuffed to welcome back UK agitprop duo Sleaford Mods for a live on-air interview. On the eve of the release of their new album Eton Alive, DJ Creamo Coyl will be conducting a transatlantic telephone call with Mod mouthpiece Jason Williamson. Tune in next Tuesday at 3 PM to catch the wit and wisdom, the filth and the fury.


Douglas Rushkoff, author, "Team Human"
Monday, January 28th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Past WFMU host Douglas Rushkoff will join Mark Hurst on the next Techtonic to talk about his new book "Team Human," a manifesto arguing for genuine human connection in a society full of isolating, addictive technology.


William Tyler
Monday, January 28th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Nashville guitarist William Tyler continues to expand the vocabulary of country music with his new album "Goes West", released this week on Merge. He'll perform a solo acoustic set on Scott's show on Monday January 28.


Paul Collins
Monday, January 28th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The King of Power Pop returns to WFMU. Paul of course was the co-founder of two legendary bands, The Nerves and The Beat, and is still making vital music as his 2018 album 'Out Of My Head' is one of his best!


Zina Bozzay on Vadalma's Debut Album Music of Elderflowers: Music From Hungary
Saturday, January 26th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Vadalma is a transcontinental trio that performs new arrangements of Hungarian traditional songs. The group just released an excellent debut album, Music of Elderflowers. Vadalma is led by singer / composer / ethnomusicologist Zina Bossay (pronounced BOH-zah-ee). Zina joins us to share her wealth of knowledge about Hungarian music, and to introduce us to the music of Vadalma. We'll also hear some of the source recordings that inspired the trio's versions - including some of Zina's own field recordings.


BBQT
Saturday, January 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
BBQT invade The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show performing songs from their 2018 album Let's Go (No Front Teeth Records) and more. BBQT are fronted by the illustrious Gabbie Bam Bam and play high energy glam infused rock'n'roll. In addition to Todd's show they will be stomping their hands and clapping their feet at Bowery Electric on January 24th.


Erica Buettner
Saturday, January 26th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Erica Buettner's first album, True Love and Water (2011), was steeped in the sound of the British folk revival. After moving back to the U.S. from Europe, she was diagnosed with cancer, which meant that work on her second recording, The Book of Waves, was put on hold. The album was released in 2018. While still retaining its folk roots, the new record has richer, more complex arrangements. Tune in for a set of songs and conversation. Erica also has a show Friday, January 25th at Pete's Candy Store.


Nicholas Montgomery aka DJ Monte
Thursday, January 24th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Guest Nicholas Montgomery aka DJ Monte has been around NYC for a few decades. He's an old school raver turned professional mixer and sound designer. And still an excellent DJ! expect some dance heavy sets


Nick Hallett live in studio!
Wednesday, January 23rd, 3pm - 5pm
on
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ridgewood Radio presents Nick Hallett live in studio, with playlist and conversation covering the seductive and poignant vocal, electronic, and poetic musics of the composer, singer, and cultural activist. Plus a rare unheard 1999 concert recording from downtown legends David Behrman and Jon Gibson.


David Schecter of Monstrous Movie Music (Pt. 2)
Tuesday, January 22nd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Monstrous Movie Music is a CD label specializing in previously unavailable 1940s-1970s film music of the finest composers working that era even though most are virtually unknown. MMM's initial releases were "re-recordings" faithfully restored and orchestrated by the label's co-founder Kathleen Mayne, before eventually releasing original soundtracks as well, all with striking covers painted by horror artist Robert Aragon and science fiction illustrator Vincent DiFate and meticulously researched liner notes by own er David Schecter who discusses the label for a second week.


Safiya Noble, author, "Algorithms of Oppression"
Monday, January 21st, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Techtonic commemorates MLK Day this Monday with Professor Safiya Noble. Her new book "Algorithms of Oppression" explains how search engines like Google reinforce and amplify the racism in American society.


Resounding No
Monday, January 21st, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

New Jersey's 21st century answer to the Wall of Sound: Beautiful distortion balanced with three-part harmonies and pop sensibility. The New Brunswick trio played a great show at Monty Hall in 2018, and now makes its Studio B debut!


Live from Golden Fest - Brooklyn's Spectacular Balkan Bacchanal
Saturday, January 19th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

It's our eleventh annual live broadcast from Brooklyn's legendary Balkan and East European music and dance blowout! Golden Fest is a massive two night gathering of musicians, folk dance enthusiasts and fans held at the spectacular Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn's South Slope. The festival kicks off with a multi-band dance party on Friday night January 18th. Then for the big event on Saturday night January 19th, some sixty bands will perform on five stages from 6 pm until the wee hours. We'll bring you Saturday night's early action live from the Grand Ballroom, center stage of this fabulous Balkan-inspired bacchanal.


Beach Boys Vs. Stones Vs. The Band
Saturday, January 19th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes three authors to discuss their recent books: Harvey Kubernik on "The Story Of The Band", Ian Rusten on "The Rolling Stones in Concert, 1962-1982: A Show-by-Show History" and Tom Smucker on "Why the Beach Boys Matter"


Lorkin O’Reilly
Saturday, January 19th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Lorkin O’Reilly emigrated to the U.S. as a very young man, settling in upstate New York. A found guitar rekindled his love for music, eventually leading to an EP in 2015. He came to the attention of Team Love Records, which put out his full-length debut, Heaven Depends, one of the finest singer-songwriter albums of 2018. His songs convey a deep connection to the world around him, as well the influences of both his newfound life and his Scots-Irish roots.


Guy fills in for Joe Duffy
Saturday, January 19th, 3am - 6am
on
Champ Sound with DJ Guy

Adam O’Callaghan
Friday, January 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Friendly Persuasion with Otis Fodder (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Adam swings by lugging a crate of cosmic, moog, funk, disco, and religious records. A multi-tasking mofo, Adam's projects include The Ballroom Blitz Big Band and the Raymond Scott Centennial Tribute Concerts, alongside performing in the Giri Kedaton Gamelan Orchestra and a member of the French-Canadian punk band, Idees Noires active 3 decades back.


David Schecter of Monstrous Movie Music (Pt. 1)
Tuesday, January 15th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Monstrous Movie Music is a CD label specializing in previously unavailable 1940s-1970s film music of the finest composers working that era even though most are virtually unknown. MMM's initial releases were "re-recordings" faithfully restored and orchestrated by the label's co-founder Kathleen Mayne, before eventually releasing original soundtracks as well, all with striking covers painted by horror artist Robert Aragon and science fiction illustrator Vincent DiFate and meticulously researched liner notes by owner David Schecter who discusses the label's history.


David Lowery (Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker)
Monday, January 14th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Singer-songwriter David Lowery, of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, will join Mark Hurst on Techtonic to talk about how tech is changing the music business, causing most musicians to make less and less money, and how things might improve in the future.


The Special Pillow
Monday, January 14th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Hoboken-based psych-pop concern dedicated to serving up the inimitable songs of Dan Cuddy (ex-Hypnolovewheel) with a distinctive string-driven sound returns to WFMU. Their latest LP is 2018's critically-acclaimed Sleeping Weird.


Kim Weston
Saturday, January 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Detroit native Kim Weston Weston signed with Motown Records in 1961. Her notable records for the label include the classic "Take Me In Your Arms" and her hit duet with Marvin Gaye, "It Takes Two". In 1967 she moved onto MGM Records and recorded for various labels after that, including Stax/Volt. In advance of her appearance at The Mann Center in Philadelphia on Jan. 26th for Jerry Blavat and Friends 40th Anniversary Show, Kim talks to Todd-O-Phonic Todd about her career.


Steve Gunn
Friday, January 11th, 9am - Noon
on
JA In The AM with John Allen
Steve Gunn will stop by to perform on John Allen’s show this Friday 11/11. Tune in for this intimate solo electric set set of songs including some off his upcoming Matador release “The Unseen In Between”, out on Jan 18th.


Best In Soundtrack 2018 (Pt. 2)
Tuesday, January 8th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
DJ Devon E. Levins spins highlights from his favorite soundtrack releases of 2018 for a second week.


Station Manager Ken Freedman
Monday, January 7th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
In the first Techtonic of the year, Station Manager Ken Freedman joins Mark Hurst to offer tips and resolutions for better tech usage in 2019, as well as his thoughts on anti-robot violence, a new electronic privacy wallet, and the new Black Mirror episode, "Bandersnatch."


Joy Cleaner
Monday, January 7th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Bloomfield, NJ, the town that gave us Ted Leo and Kelly Tripucka, come through again with Joy Cleaner, who brings their jangly and jagged indie pop gems to WFMU for a live performance! Their latest release is the Easter Tuesday EP on Dromedary Records.


Michael Welcomes Dennis Diken of The Smithereens
Saturday, January 5th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Dennis Diken drops by the studio to spin some records and talk about the history and the future of The Smithereens. The band formed in Carteret, New Jersey in 1980 and is still going strong despite the passing of lead singer Pat DiNizio in December of 2017. We’ll hear tales of the road, recording in The Capitol Records tower, the making of MTV videos and the band’s upcoming plans.


Best In Soundtrack 2018 (Pt. 1)
Tuesday, January 1st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
DJ Devon E. Levins spins highlights from his favorite soundtrack releases of 2018.


Jonestown Underground
Tuesday, January 1st, Noon - 3pm
on
Pseu's Thing With A Hook
Kick off 2019 with three woozy hours of the coolest hooks from two of rock and roll's most infamously temperamental American bandleaders, Lou Reed and Anton Newcombe. Adjust your New Year attitude with equal measure of detached cool and violent instability. Nothin' but The Velvet Underground and Brian Jonestown Massacre played all show long.


Orquesta Akokán: Revitalizing Cuba's Classic Big-Band Mambo Sound
Saturday, December 29th, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Orquesta Akokán is a blazing Afro-Cuban band. They revitalize Cuba's classic mid-century big band mambo sound. Barely a year old, Akokán has already been chosen to play the prestigious globalFEST World Music showcase, Sun. Jan. 6 at the Copacabana in Times Square. And their self-titled debut album on Daptone Records has been nominated for a Grammy! Meet Akokán's dynamic singer José “Pepito” Gómez and composer / producer / multi-instrumentalist Jacob Plasse on our show this week.


Tune in to The Sit Down with Gina Frary Bacon on WFMU’s Rock ‘n’ Soul Ichiban
Friday, December 28th, 2018, 9pm - 10pm
on Ichiban Rock and Soul Stream
(on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Mary Gauthier’s powerful album “Rifles And Rosary Beads” was recently nominated for a Grammy Award. Not long before it was released, Mary sat down with me to talk about the songs, and the project they were born from, Songwriting With Soldiers. She also played a few songs, including some from the album, and a timely cover of This Land is Your Land.


War On Christmas Soundtracks II
Tuesday, December 25th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
This is not your Grandparents' Christmas film soundtrack special!


Bill Mac fills in for Joe McGasko- A Countdown to Christmas Party Time!
Monday, December 24th, 2018, 9am - Noon
on
Zzzzzzero Hour with Bill Mac
X-Mess time is a coming, so grab yourself a plate of reindeer and a shot of whiskey and tune into Bill and Maxine’s Christmas Special, featuring the usual blend of somewhat forgotten classics of the Golden Era of Christmas as well as playing some old favorites. Don't forget to hang your mistletoe in a suggestive manner and stop by!!!!


HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!
Saturday, December 22nd, 2018, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael and co-host Gaylord Fields will disregard station rules (and common sense) as they light a yule log in WFMU's studio A and welcome some radio friends to drop in and share some favorite Christmas music, discuss current holiday plans and memories of Christmases long ago.


Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 20th, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Celebrate the holidays with Spazzy Claus and his musical guests Hamilton Joe Frankincense and Myrrh (featuring WFMU DJs Amanda Nazario, Matt Fiveash, Gaylord Fields, Matt Clarke and others)!


Count It Down! with Nate K: A Burn It Down! Best of 2018 Special
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Time is just a construct, right? So why let 2018 drag on any longer than necessary? Nate's calling it. And with that in mind, he'll take his annual look back at the year that was a couple weeks early and play tracks from his favorite LPs, EPs, singles, comps, and reissues. There are no losers, but there will be a winner!


Music of the Films of Bernardo Bertolucci (R.I.P.)
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island pays film music tribute to Italian film director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci who passed away in Rome on November 26th at the age of 77. Bertolucci, best known for directing Last Tango In Paris, The Last Emperor, The Conformist and 1900 and co-writing Once Upon A Time In The West, worked with many of the great film composers, including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Piero Piccioni and, of course, Ennio Morricone.


Dava Whisenant, director, "Bathtubs Over Broadway"
Monday, December 17th, 2018, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
The new documentary "Bathtubs Over Broadway" tells the story of "industrial musicals" of the 1960s and 1970s. These were Broadway-style shows written and performed for sales conferences of major American corporations - featuring songs about the company's products. On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst talks with director Dava Whisenant (DAY-va WIZ-uh-nant) about inspiring story of these absurd and wonderful songs about bygone technology.


The Love Is Only Sleeping Holiday Special!
Sunday, December 16th, 2018, 3am - 6am
on
Love Is Only Sleeping with Bronwyn B
Bronwyn B plays three hours of the best, worst, and weirdest music the holidays have to offer, including Christmas disco, Hanukkah-themed heavy metal, and song poems about Santa Claus!


Ana Alcaide: A Spanish Take on Swedish Nyckelharpa, Sephardic Music and More - Recorded at WOMEX
Saturday, December 15th, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Ana Alcaide was drawn to Sephardic Jewish music by the history of her hometown, Toledo in Spain. A violinist by training, she fell for nyckelharpa - the traditional Swedish keyed fiddle - while living in Sweden. She's combined the two - and lots more - to make her distinctive blend of multi-cultural music. Ana Alcaide and her ensemble join us for an interview plus a little impromptu performance, recorded at October's WOMEX World Music Expo in the Canary Islands.


Governor Phil Murphy and Jeff Tweedy
Saturday, December 15th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The 56th Governor of the great state of New Jersey chats with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about the arts and diners. Tune in for a rare chance to hear a politician discuss something other than politics.

Founding member of the seminal alt-country band Uncle Tupelo and the frontman of Wilco, Jeff Tweedy talks to Todd about his wonderful new autobiography "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) and his just released solo album, "Warm". Find out what makes this intriguing performer tick!


Mack Hayes of The Countdown 5
Saturday, December 15th, 2018, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Mack Hayes of The Countdown 5 the Galveston Beach band who honed their sound playing five upbeat hours a day to drunken frat boys while avoiding ass kickings from Texans suspicious of their hair and far out clothes. They created a huge regional following, but never cracked the national charts. We’ll delve into the history of this fascinating band and the mid '60s college party crowd Texas scene.


The Pink Pussycat welcomes Mimi la Twisteuse & Flipped Out Phil
Friday, December 14th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
on
Friendly Persuasion with Otis Fodder (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Phil & Mimi swing by the studio this week with a slew of fave-rave '45 singles, ranging from wacky novelty instrumentals to psychedelic sunshine pop numbers to super schlager songs to groovy French pop & Mod gems. Flipped Out Phil hosted the beloved 60’s garage rock radio show The Subterranean Jungle (1985-1999), while Mimi hosted Dans le garage (1995-1999) & Mondo PQ (2011-2013) - all out of Montreal. Mimi also compiled Vol. 10 of the Girls in the Garage series and hosted the popular Toronto French pop dance parties Zoï Zoï (2005-2008).


Savak
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Savak, the Brooklyn-based band that includes members of Obits, Holy Fuck, The Cops, and Edsel, return to WFMU to play a live set on The Evan “Funk” Davies Show! Savak have just released their third album, Beg Your Pardon (Ernest Jennings Recording Co.), which is already earning accolades for its Wire-meets-New-Zealand-Indie-Pop sound. You can see Savak on January 10 at Union Pool, and tune in Wednesday night, December 12, to hear them live on WFMU.



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