Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Secret Algorithms! Frank Pasquale, author, "The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information"
Monday, November 19th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Algorithms are rating you in ways you have no knowledge of, or control over. Big Tech and Wall Street are joining forces for just this reason - watching what you do, secretly giving you a score, and manipulating you for their own purposes. PEEK INSIDE THE BLACK BOX on the next Techtonic, when Mark interviews Frank Pasquale, law professor at University of Maryland, about his book "The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information."


Msafiri Zawose's Tantalizing Tanzanian Music of Past, Present and Future
Saturday, November 17th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Msafiri Zawose superbly carries on the musical traditions of central Tanzania, learned from his late great father, Dr. Hukwe Zawose. And he gives the music a 21st century spin on his latest album, Uhjamiaji, on the venerable Soundway label. The album is a roots / electronic collaboration between Msafiri and Sam Jones of the cultural / humanitarian non-profit Soundthread. Old-school or new, this is captivating music not quite like any other in the world. We're thrilled Msafiri will join us to play and chat on this week's show.


Live music from Glasgow’s Starry Skies & "Anything For A Hit" author Dorothy Carvello
Saturday, November 17th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Scottish music makers Starry Skies for an unplugged performance of songs from their new lp “Be Kind,” and Michael chats with Dorothy Carvello about her new book “Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman’s Story of Surviving the Music Industry” which details the her rise from being secretary to Atlantic Records president Ahmet Ertegun, to becoming the first female A&R executive at Atlantic, and the years of rampant sexual harassment she was subject to and horrible behavior she was witness to in the male dominated industry.


Steady Holiday
Friday, November 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Rarely have such pretty pop melodies been paired with lyrics about pyramid schemes, evil-doers, and the morally corrupt, yet Steady Holiday’s Dre Babinski relishes in the clash between the sinister and the sweet. A whiff of spookiness floated over her debut album, 'Under the Influence' and crept further into last year’s 'Terror' EP. But she’s at her darkest and most delicate on her new album, 'Nobody’s Watching,’ released this past summer on Barsuk Records. At her recent gig at Mercury Lounge, she captivated the crowd with her haunting, dazzling performance, switching between guitar and violin, and singing the most devastating of break-up songs. After a quick chat at the merch table, a last-minute live session was arranged, and Sheila B. is absolutely thrilled to bring Steady Holiday to this Friday’s Sophisticated Boom Boom!


Rock & Roll Women with Meredith Ochs
Thursday, November 15th, Noon - 3pm
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Host & curator of WFMU's early 2000s "Trash, Twang & Thunder," award-winning Sirius Radio host, musician and author Meredith Ochs returns to FMU to visit Julie on the drummer stream to play some kickass female rockers and chat about her brand new book "Rock and Roll Woman, The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers" released this month by Sterling Publishing.


Debra Scherer
Wednesday, November 14th, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
Debra Scherer is a 25-year veteran of both French and Italian Vogue where she interviewed, photographed and filmed all things fashionable. Debra is now the founder and CEO of Culture Crush, which is dedicated to linking culture to society by telling curated stories through photography, illustration, conversation, zines, filmmaking, shows, and live events. Debra, a fellow subculture aficionado, joins Kimzilla and Emily live in studio to talk about the evolution of her career from fashion and pop culture to storytelling of societies cultures.


King Vision Ultra
Wednesday, November 14th, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Hip hop, noise, experimental electronics and catchy hooks all welded together into one transcendant blast. King Vision Ultra is making some of the most exciting and unique music right now. Tune in for his WFMU debut and a very special set.


Long Hots
Tuesday, November 13th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Tapping into the raw improvisational magic of the very best Velvet Underground live bootlegs, Long Hots have established a new standard for fuzzed-out, lo-fi workouts. The Philly trio call what they do "basement boogie," but to Nate K. Long Hots are precisely what he had in mind when he referred to "choogling punks" in his show description. Still not sure what either term actually means? Tune in on Tuesday, November 13, to find out for sure, when the band drops by for a live set.


Ennio Morricone 90th Birthday Tribute (Week 2)
Tuesday, November 13th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island pays annual tribute to Ennio Morricone as "Morri-vember" continues for a second week. Il Maestro turned 90 (!!) last Saturday (November 10th) compelling host Devon E. Levins to honor the namesake of the show's genius this entire month! Check out week one HERE if you missed it live!


M.T. Anderson, author of the novel "Feed"
Monday, November 12th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, Mark interviews M.T. Anderson, whose sci-fi novel "Feed" describes a dystopian future where Americans walk around constantly distracted by digital advertising and social-media messages. Sound familiar? Here's the twist: Anderson wrote the book almost 20 years ago, pre-iPhone, pre-Facebook. Mark and M.T. talk about what happens when your dystopian novel resembles the real world, and where we might all be headed next.


Run Hide Fight
Monday, November 12th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Shindig magazine describes Rune Hide Fight's debut single as two buzzsaw slices of street swagger fuzz. We concur! Tune in for what promises to be a wild live performance from these Philly rockers, whose lineup boasts Brother JT on lead guitar!


Soft Center
Monday, November 12th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Catchy, literate indie pop doesn't get much better than local band Soft Center. Led by long-time collaborators Gina Pensiero and Sean Lango, Soft Center has just released their energetic debut LP, No Pattern, and it's a doozie. Tune in to hear the duo, plus band, perform tracks from the album and maybe a few surprises.


1972: The Greatest Year in the History of Pop Music, Part 2 (with Bronwyn B)
Sunday, November 11th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
After broadcasting 29 examples of the best music from the best year in the annals of popular music on his October 28th program, Gaylord Fields and his guest, Love Is Only Sleeping host Bronwyn B, realized that their two-hour song sampling was a mere drop in the 1972 musical bucket. So in fairness to that singularly glorious musical epoch, they will reconvene in order to further present their case with a follow-up special show, resurrecting the spirit of ’72 with additional examples of the pinnacle of pop, rock, and soul hits.


Kurt Baker Combo, Friends Of Cesar Romero and Broncho
Saturday, November 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Kurt Baker Combo's new album is aptly titled Let's Get Wild! (Wicked Cool Records). Kurt and company will be making a rare U.S. appearance and be churning out their classic power pop and glam sounds with Todd-O-Phonic Todd. Their run of East Coast dates includes an appearance at Bowery Electric on Friday November 9th.

Friends of Cesar Romero are the kings of Rapid City, South Dakota rock'n'roll! Their prolific bandcamp page includes over 20 releases! Their blend of power pop, punk and garage never fails to impress. They make their East Coast radio debut on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show and perform at Coney Island Baby on a power packed bill with The Schizophonics and Benny Trokan and The Unique Splits on Friday November 9th.

Broncho joins the list of such other Oklahoma luminaries as Leon Russell, The Flaming Lips and Dwight Twilley. Their music is somewhat of a cross between the later two, with Twilley-esque breathless pop vocals intertwined with slightly off-kilter and experimental arrangements. Whatever they are doing, it's working as clearly evidenced on their new album Bad Behavior (Park The Van Records). Witness Broncho in their live glory November 6th at Rough Trade.


Put The Needle On Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters
Friday, November 9th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In 1993 pioneering San Francisco turntablist crew the Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters created the very first battle/break record tailored specifically for hip-hop DJs; “Hamster Breaks.” In honor of the landmark record’s 25th anniversary the crew recorded a live set exclusively for WFMU, featuring DJ Quest, DJ Cue, DJ Marz plus MC Eddie K, to air on Put The Needle On The Record on Friday November 9th at 7pm


Ennio Morricone 90th Birthday Tribute
Tuesday, November 6th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Devon E. Levins pays annual tribute to the namesake of the show this Tuesday night as Il Maestro turns 90 this Saturday, November 10th! Composing for over 500 films and selling over 40 million records worldwide, many of Ennio Morricone's rarest soundtracks and recordings with his experimental composer's collective Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza continue to receive the royal re-issue treatment. Morricone's composing and recording output only seems to be easing up of late to make way for his never-ending "60 Years of Music" world tour with 200-piece orchestra and choir which continues through 2019.


David Nance Group
Tuesday, November 6th, 9am - Noon
on
Garbage Time with Matt Warwick
Fresh off the release of their new album, "Peaced and Slightly Pulverized", the David Nance Group stops by the ol' Garbaggio Lounge to play a live set of brain melting rock. Don't miss out on this election day special!


Ava Kofman, journalist, The Intercept
Monday, November 5th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Ever wonder what's up with those giant "Link NYC" kiosks that have started appearing on the streets of New York recently? On the next Techtonic, The Intercept journalist Ava Kofman describes to Mark what she learned in her investigation of Link NYC... and who's really behind the project.


Roky Erickson
Saturday, November 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Roky Erickson is the legendary vocalist of Austin's seminal psychedelic combo, The 13th Floor Elevators, as well as being one of the main songwriters. After numerous mental health issues (documented in the 2005 film "You're Gonna Miss Me") Roky began making solo albums in 1980, often delving into his fandom of horror movies for subject matter. In 2007 he performed for the first time in New York and has triumphantly returned numerous times since. He currently performs Elevators classics as well as such beloved songs from his solo career as "Starry Eyes" and "I Walked With A Zombie". Roky's Oct. 30th show at Monty Hall is sold out, but you can see him on Halloween at The Knockdown Center and Bushwick and hear him live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show.


Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams!
Saturday, November 3rd, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams for the story behind the Chicago band's rise from teen garage band to the force behind the 1967 #1 hit, "Kind of a Drag."


Evil Sounding Electronic Sounds with Peter Gunn and Crito
Thursday, November 1st, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Still technically Halloween, and $¢ is joined by returning guests Peter Gunn and Crito for an exploration into the dark side of electronic and bass music, old and new. Both of them have records for days, should be a good session!


Halloween Special featuring The War Of The Worlds!
Wednesday, October 31st, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Taking advantage of the rare Halloween night show, tonight Evan "Funk" Davies presents a broadcast of a classic story that's been associated with the holiday for decades: The War Of The Worlds. What's that? Orson who? No, not THAT War Of The Worlds — Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds! This 2-LP set from 1978 features performances by Richard Burton, Justin Hayward, Phil Lynott, and more, bringing you a progtastic orchestral telling of the H.G. Wells classic. Make sure you're done with trick or treating by 9pm so you can tune in to WFMU!


Hell and High Water- A Hurricane Sandy Story
Wednesday, October 31st, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
Twelve years ago hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast and the WFMU studios in Jersey City, NJ. WFMU was knocked off the air for almost a week, but dedication, ingenuity and creativity prevailed as listeners tuned into events on the WFMU.org message boards. In the meantime, several intrepid DJ’s were able to set up remote studios to bring the station back to life. Tune in as the gIRLs on Fire recounts those events with exclusive interviews with Ken Freedman, Clay Pigeon, Therese, Dan Bodah, Doug Schulkind, Jeff Moore and Scott Williams.


The Teenage Wasteland / Ichiban Helloween Spooktacular
Wednesday, October 31st, 3pm - 5pm
on
Debbie Does WFMU with Debbie D. (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Debbie D is flying in from Brooklyn to join Bill Kelly on Teenage Wasteland. Debbie's "Queen-for-a-Day" arms might be tired, but not enough that she won't be able to bring some of her diabolical, Ichiban-flavored, rock, slop and soul along with her. Debbie and Bill will co-host and co-program this event which will air live on Teenage Wasteland Oct 28th, 3-5pm, and on the Ichiban Stream on Oct 31st from 3-5pm.


“Scarin’ Darren’s Halloween Party (For One)
Wednesday, October 31st, 3am - 6am
on
Darren's show
After you’ve egged your teacher’s condo, unloaded a buttload of toilet paper into your neighbor’s trees, and smashed so many pumpkins Billy Corgan is definitely considering litigation, join Darren, WFMUs newest overnight DJ, for a frightful night of horrors and hijinx this Halloween. Tune in as “Scarin” Darren opens his Chamber of Horrors to unleash spooky sounds, tricks and/or treats, and special guests that promise to scare you stupid.


Opening Bell
Wednesday, October 31st, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Opening Bell weave a variety of sounds into a cohesive whole, from ambient textures to harsh beats with distorted guitars and screeching vocals. Not to be missed for fans of eeire electronics and Godflesh inspired darkness. This is their WFMU debut.


Wax Chattels
Tuesday, October 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Who needs guitars? Wax Chattels definitely do not. The New Zealand trio's take on minimalist post-punk revivalism is built instead on menacing synths, rumbling bass, and beats that are precise but never inflexible. Add to all that a hint of the cinematic and you get a sound that ranges from dense, driving sonic polemics to gorgeously eerie odes to the "X-Files," and all with nary a six-string in sight. Wax Chattels were kind enough to drop by Burn It Down to play some songs from their recent self-titled LP on Captured Tracks, and you can also check them out Thursday, October 18, at Elsewhere in Brooklyn.


Devil's Night Metallic Panic (w/co-host Pseu Braun)
Tuesday, October 30th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Music Of Mind Control with Micah
An hour of black, death and doom metal from various worldwide card carrying members of Satanic houses of worship. Listen as we celebrate the night of mischief as we try on our costumes for tomorrow and sample nasty sweet treats hot outta the ovens of Hell!


Upper Wilds
Tuesday, October 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
This week finds NYC power trio Upper Wilds releasing their sophomore effort Mars, for the esteemed Thrill Jockey label. Led by former Parts & Labor mainstay (and TJ solo recording artist) Dan Friel, Upper Wilds weds near-future sci-fi themes to anthemic and pummeling noise rock. Friel's fiery guitar playing and wild, oscillating vocal effects seamlessly blend hooky melodies with a crushing rhythm section. Currently on tour throughout the east coast and midwest, you can tune in to SPIN AGE BLASTERS this Tuesday Oct. 30th to hear an interstellar live transmission from Upper Wilds.


Sweden in the '80s: Post-Punk, Avant-Prog, and Experimental Music
Tuesday, October 30th, Noon - 3pm
on
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Everything from Lars Hollmer to Twice a Man to Kitchen & the Plastic Spoons.


Boot City U.S.A.
Tuesday, October 30th, Midnight - 3am
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
Three Chord Monte’s Joe Belock joins Jesse celebrate the power of noncommercial radio with a special full episode dive into their collections of unofficial/live/demo/bootleg recordings. If it’s been released, it’s not getting played.


WFMU's Jesse Jarnow, author, "A Biography of Psychedelic America"
Monday, October 29th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, Mark interviews WFMU's own Jesse Jarnow - host of The Frow Show - about his book "Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America" and the history of psychedelics in the formative early years of the Internet.


The Halloween show
Monday, October 29th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show
The Halloween show is the show Scott would do every week, if there wasn't an actual Halloween forcing him to make it some kind of special thing.


Random Pull Special
Monday, October 29th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
It's almost Halloween, and Joe has decided to do something scary. What's the scariest thing a DJ can do? That's right: Program a radio show comprised entirely of artists he's never heard of playing music he's never heard before! On today's show, Joe randomly dips into the WFMU record library and pulls out music that's new to you as well as to him. He will not audition it in advance, so you will both be hearing it for the first time together. Joe calls this "Random Pull," and special guests will be dropping by to present their own random pulls. This show might be good, it might be bad, or it might be a combination of both – tune in and find out what happens!


1972: The Greatest Year in Pop Music History (with Bronwyn B)
Sunday, October 28th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
Gaylord Fields and his guest for this special program, Love Is Only Sleeping host Bronwyn B, are in 100 percent agreement that 1972 was, without a doubt, the best year ever in the annals of popular music — even though only one of the pair was even alive during that glorious time span. They aim to prove this conclusively by featuring exclusively Top 40 hits from '72 during this program, and will brook no arguments to the contrary in the process.


The Teenage Wasteland / Ichiban Helloween Spooktacular
Sunday, October 28th, 3pm - 5pm
on
Teenage Wasteland with Bill Kelly
In support of WFMU's annual WFMU October fundraiser, Debbie D is flying in from Brooklyn to join Bill Kelly on Teenage Wasteland on Oct 28th. Debbie's "Queen-for-a-Day" arms might be tired, but not enough that she won't be able to bring some of her diabolical, Ichiban-flavored, rock, slop and soul along with her. Debbie and Bill will co-host and co-program this event. Don Cornelius' soul may depend on it.


I Want My M(oon)TV!! - The Early Days & Music of MTV
Sunday, October 28th, 6am - 9am
on
Serious Moonlight Sonatas with Carol
Remember that day when MTV blasted into our living rooms and rock(et)ed our pop music lunarscape? Well, WE do here at Serious Moonlight Sonatas...and we'll be blasting into the past and playing all your favorite 80s MTV hits! Join us as we journey back to our moonsical "happy place." Do YOU want your MTV?


Love Is Only Spooky
Sunday, October 28th, 3am - 6am
on
Love Is Only Sleeping with Bronwyn B
Celebrate the world’s greatest holiday with a Love Is Only Sleeping Halloween special featuring spooky show tunes, creepy classical music, petrifying pop, and more!


Protex, Gold Star, Music City and The Goon Sax
Saturday, October 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Protex formed in 1978 in Dublin and were among the first wave of Irish punk bands along with Good Vibrations label-mates Rudi and The Undertones. The original incarnation of the band lasted until 1981. In 2010 the New York based Sing Sing label issued an album of unreleased recordings originally intended for Polydor, under the title "Strange Obsessions". The great reception it received encouraged the band to reform and they've been going strong since. See Protex along with Baby Shakes and Music City at Diveria Drive in Brooklyn on Tuesday October 23rd.

Marlon Rabenreither is a throwback to the days when songwriting was entrenched as a celebrated art form. The music he crafts under the moniker Gold Star is, in a word – timeless. His first two albums, Dark Days and Big Blue, captured the energy and spirit of the late ’60s and ’70s when rock ‘n roll and folk-rock were at their peak. Today, many of those artists and bands are legends. With his third album Uppers & Downers, Gold Star scales his own summit to deliver a memorable record that is still etched in the classics, but its stories are told through the prism of the present- The Revue. Gold Star makes a rare New York appearance at Baby's All Right on October 24th.

Conor Lumsden has been playing in bands since he was 12, having made two LPs as part of Irish group The Number Ones and having played in backing groups for Cian Nugent, Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting) and A. Savage (Parquet Courts.) He’s now set out on his own with new project Music City that picks up where The Number Ones left off, making classic, crunchy ‘70s style power-pop- Brooklyn Vegan Music City's new 45 on Static Shock Records, "Pretty Feelings" is an instant pop classic! See them perform it live at Diviera Drive on Tuesday Oct. 23rd with Baby Shakes and Protex!

The Goon Sax follow in the fabled tradition of Australian indie pop...band member Louis Forster is the son of The Go-Between's Robert Forster. Although all three members of The Goon Sax just reached twenty, they have just released their second album, We're Not Talking (Wichita Recordings). Don't miss this charming band at Alphaville in Brooklyn on October 25th.


Double Dip Creepfest!
Saturday, October 27th, 9am - 11am
on
Double-Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda
Make sure you put on two pairs of pants! Double Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda, WFMU’s kids' show, will be playing 2 hours of spooky songs and stories. You might get scared right outta yer pants.


Champ Solutions presents: Halloweekend
Saturday, October 27th, 3am - 6am
on
Peaceful Solutions with Joe D.
Join DJ Joe D. and his guest DJ Guy as they keep your Friday night Halloween party rolling with all the horrorcore hip hop, spooky house beats and gothy punk your Hot Topic warped heart desires. Steal your mom's wine coolers, light up a clove cigarette and tune in as we delve deep into this horror business.


From the Fleischer Brothers to the Venture Bros.
Saturday, October 27th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Join The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass for three hours of soundtracks, songs, and trailers from various shorts and features that feature animation in some form.


Put the Needle On Rap-tober 2018/Hip-Hop History, Part 4/Lesson 4
Friday, October 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the final installment of “Put The Needle On The Record’s” October hip-hop history series host Billy Jam will be joined in the studio by fellow WFMU DJ / former Tommy Boy Records president Monica Lynch, when WFMU will premiere Double Dee & Steinski’s “Lesson 4.” This long awaited fourth installment in the hip-hop cut-and-paste mixmasters’ series began exactly 35 years ago when the legendary duo won a Tommy Boy contest who pressed up and released “Lesson 1” as a white label 12” single.


Molly Burch
Friday, October 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Los Angeles-raised, Austin-based songwriter Molly Burch emits a soft-spoken ferocity on her sophomore album, First Flower, released earlier this month on Captured Tracks. Whilst heartache took center stage on her debut album, Please Be Mine, fear, anxiety, and self-acceptance are frequent themes on First Flower. Guitars are gentle and arrangements sparse, making plenty of room for the album's focal point—Molly’s smoky, airy voice that flits between laid-back (“Every Little Thing”) and playful (“For The Boys”). She’s currently on the American road promoting her new record, and will be dropping by Sophisticated Boom Boom for a live performance and interview.


John Allen and Clay Pigeon- 70' hard rock tag team match
Friday, October 26th, 9am - Noon
on
JA In The AM with John Allen
John Allen and Clay Pigeon will forego IQ for feeling in a tag team match for 70s hard rock vibes this friday morning


Deadly Orgone Radiation
Friday, October 26th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nick Name's show
A live session with Alex Ward, James Sedwards and Weasel Walter recorded for the Nick Name show and made possible by Sedwards and Ward's visit to NY back in July as members of This Is Not This Heat.


Halloween Spazztacular!
Thursday, October 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Count Spazzula and Bingo the Gorilla bid you welcome for another dark house ride on the spooky side of the street.


Caitlin Keegan
Thursday, October 25th, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Illustrator Caitlin Keegan joins Trouble on This is the Modern World. Many listeners will know Caitlin from the wonderful t-shirt she drew for WFMU with a bird beak as phonograph needle. Recently Caitlin created the Illustrated Tarot deck, based on her interest in this ancient divination practice. She will talk about her love of tarot cards and how she uses them in her day to day life. Tune in and learn about tarot decks going back as far as 15th century Italy.


Modrums
Thursday, October 25th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Modrums aka Morgan plays rhythms from around the world, and throws the Zona Libra party with DJ Tres Dos. His recent all vinyl mix 'Zoukous Makossa' focus on zouk, makossa, soukous and rara/konpa from the 80's and '90s.


The Essex Green
Wednesday, October 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
This past summer onetime Elephant 6 associates The Essex Green released Hardly Electronic (Merge), their first album in 12 years. Longtime fans and new ones alike were delighted to discover that the band's penchant for baroque pop with occasional shafts of sunshine breaking through remains intact. They wrapped up a recent tour with a live set at WFMU; tune in to the Evan "Funk" Davies Show at 9pm on Wednesday October 24 to hear it.


Who love's ya' baby?
Wednesday, October 24th, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
Join the Girls on Fire as they battle with their radio neighbors Ken and Andy where they will be playing their very own version of The Newlywed Game to see who knows their co-host better. Ken and Andy- with their 20+ year history or Kimzilla and Emily who were thrown together in a WFMU hallway a little more than 2 years ago.


Elliott Sharp Live
Wednesday, October 24th, 3pm - 5pm
on
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
A live session with Elliott Sharp, composer, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, media artist, and writer featuring conversation, unreleased tracks, and a playlist of projects including his band Carbon and many collaborations from solos to large ensembles and even something called opera.


Kenneth Goldsmith
Wednesday, October 24th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Longtime radio rogue Kenneth Goldsmith, a.k.a. "Kenny G," returns to the WFMU airwaves for one hour on Irwin's show, Weds. Oct. 24 at 5pm. Hijinks will ensue. Three days later, on Oct. 27, Goldsmith presents a multi-media program, "Downtown '81," at WFMU's Monty Hall. In "Downtown '81" Goldsmith reads from his book, "New York: Capital of the 20th Century," a rewriting of Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project adapted for the Big Apple. Accompanied by an evocative slideshow of vintage art and iconic photographs, plus a period music soundtrack, Goldsmith revisits the downtown New York scene of the late '70s and early '80s: the era of CBGB, Rammellzee, Patti Smith, and Basquiat. Goldsmith will read from the eyewitness chronicles of Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Anthony Haden-Guest, Glenn O’Brien, Andy Warhol, Bret Easton Ellis, and others.


BLT & Small Change present, the great Duane Train Robbery!
Wednesday, October 24th, Noon - 3pm
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Small Change and BLT tag team round 2 with a tropical themed takeover/derailment of the Duane Train. lotsa of reggae and world sounds!


Sunrot
Wednesday, October 24th, Midnight - 3am
on
What Was Music? with Marcel M
New Jersey's compulsive post-noise power sludge unit Sunrot make their WFMU debut on, "What Was Music?" Their combination of drones, doom and unhinged, aggressive vocals create a palpable and intense energy that is felt even through the radio waves. Tune in and drop out!


Needless Nineties Nostalgia with special guests Paul Bruno and Amanda Nazario
Tuesday, October 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Like, ya know, whatever. Paul, Nate, and Amanda have a special place in their hearts for the aforementioned decade—when the plural of vinyl was still vinyl, but most people bought CDs anyway. On this very special episode of Burn It Down! the trio will dive head first into the Buzz Bin, and discuss how this last era of pre-Internet cultural discovery shaped their tastes and identities. Expect furious debates, cringe-inducing memories, and an unavoidable Seinfeld reference or two.


Silenzio!
Tuesday, October 23rd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Shhhhh...silent soundtrack special.


Going Dutch: Beat, Psych, & Prog from the Netherlands, 1966–1980
Tuesday, October 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Join Tony for a sampling of choice Dutch treats, ranging from pop psych to flat-out freakiness. Count on hearing everything from Shocking Blue to Woorden.


Charmaine Lee
Monday, October 22nd, 7pm - 8pm
on Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah

Join Vocal Fry on October 22nd for a visit from Charmaine Lee, an Australian-born vocalist based in New York. As Jazz Right Now said when reviewing her record Ggggg, “The variety of sounds Lee is able to create with her own mouth is impressive.” Her hallmarks are spontaneity, playfulness, and risk-taking. Tune in and help us welcome Lee to WFMU.


Yasha Levine, author of the new book "Surveillance Valley"
Monday, October 22nd, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Author Yasha Levine joins Mark Hurst on the next Techtonic to talk about the EFF - the Electronic Frontier Foundation - and its surprising role in the rise of surveillance giants Facebook and Google. Also discussed in the interview is Levine's new book "Surveillance Valley," which explains how surveillance has been a part of the Internet from the very beginning.


The Nothing-But-The-Best show
Monday, October 22nd, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Scott plays a lot of good songs on his show, but only about 2 or 3 songs per show are the best ones. Today, it's nothing but THE BEST SONGS. It's a guaranteed argument starter, featuring all your favorite glaring omissions!


Borzoi and Swilson
Monday, October 22nd, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Borzoi returns to WFMU in support of their first full length LP entitled 'A Prayer For War' out on the 12XU label. Described by Byron Coley as 'very thudly' this Austin Texas trio's fast and furious squall has made itself evident on a series of 7" singles.

Is the word ready for Swilson, New York City's finest purveyors of occult pub rock? Probably not, which is why we can't wait to unleash this supergroup's power on you, the unsuspecting audience. Record release show for their self-titled debut album is Saturday, Oct. 27 at the soon to be closing/moving Hank's Saloon in Brooklyn!


Singles Going Sixties: Beat Group Throwdown (with Matt Clarke)
Sunday, October 21st, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
In honor of Singles Going Steady Week, Gaylord Fields and What's Happening?!?! host Matt Clarke a.k.a. WFMU's very own Beat Brothers, will go head-to-head in spinning songs from their respective collections of mid-’60s British (and British-sounding) 7-inch discs. Please tune in and count how many rare and obscure beat group 45s they play before one or the other finally gives in and puts on a Beatles record!


Sowndhauz
Sunday, October 21st, 6am - 9am
on
Serious Moonlight Sonatas with Carol
Beacon, NY-based duo Sowndhauz will be stopping by Carol's Serious Moonlight Sonatas show for an exciting live set and chat. With Matt Harle on electricsownds & Edwin Torres on wordsownds, these two artists create sonic landscapes that will leave you agog with wonder and delight! You won't want to miss this aural adventure!


Radio: The Musical!
Sunday, October 21st, 3am - 6am
on
Love Is Only Sleeping with Bronwyn B
On this week’s Love Is Only Sleeping, Bronwyn B will attempt to construct a three-hour musical made entirely out of songs from other musicals (primarily of the unusual, obscure, and/or terrible variety). This FrankenMusical will take you from overture to finale and include all your favorite musical tropes, like the I Want song and the eleven o’clock number, as well as all the ones you don’t really care about, like the entr’acte and the irrelevant duet between two tertiary characters!


Hairbone
Sunday, October 21st, Midnight - 3am
on
Rolling Motion with Joel St. Germain
Hairbone join Joel St. Germain on Rolling Motion in support of their new LP on Blank Forms Editions, Earth To Momma. The band is doing a live set and hanging out in the studio as well. Will there be songs or three hours of wiggling? Tune in to find out.


Singles Going Steady 45 RPM Love Battle: Rob vs. Katie / Indie Rock vs. the Planet
Saturday, October 20th, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Intra-Planetary radio ping-pong: As part of WFMU’s annual Singles Going Steady Week, Rob alternates tracks with his better half - musician and scholar Katie Gentile. Katie pits her collection of rare and classic vintage indie rock against Rob's vintage and contemporary global sounds - exclusively on 7" vinyl.


The Crack Pipes
Saturday, October 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Led by singer Ray Colgan, Crack Pipes have been an Austin, Texas tradition since 1995. They bill themselves as "super blues soul garage" and they aren't lying! Their forthcoming album "Fake Eyelashes" (to be released 10/19 on Super Secret Records) captures this great combo in the studio as they have never been before, displaying both the excitement of their live sound and the diversity of their influences. Be sure and see The Crack Pipes Friday Oct. 19th at Home Sweet Home on Chrystie St. in lower Manhattan.


Singles Playing Vertigo with Mayuko san & her guest Joe McGasko san
Saturday, October 20th, Noon - 2pm
on
Play Vertigo with Mayuko (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
In the first 2 weeks of October, Play Vertigo host Mayuko will be traveling and collecting singles in Japan, be it herbivore or carnivore, bringing them to WFMU land for the Singles Going Steady week. Expect beautiful folk songs from Okinawa, some weirdos from Tokyo, and more. The show welcomes special guest Joe McGasko, the host of Surface Noise, will also be on hand to enjoy and talk about Mayuko's finds!


"The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society" reissue producer Andrew Sandoval
Saturday, October 20th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with WFMU's host of "Come To The Sunshine," Andrew Sandoval, about his work on the new "The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society" reissue, including a behind the scenes look into preparing the 174 track "Super Deluxe Edition."


Vera Sola
Saturday, October 20th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Vera Sola, despite a background as a musician, writer, and actor, never considered performing or recording her own songs until she was encouraged by others, notably Elvis Perkins, for whom she had worked as a vocalist. Overcoming her own resistance, Vera Sola's debut, Shades, debuts November 9th. She stopped by the WFMU studios to share her beautiful and complex songs and chat about her background and the upcoming album.


Splitsville w/ Darren and Joe
Saturday, October 20th, 3am - 6am
on
Peaceful Solutions with Joe D.
Join WFMU's only current platonic flatmates as DJ Darren and DJ Joe D. raid the station's 7" library for split singles that remind them of the dissolute late 2000's adolescence they squandered while driving around Northern New Jersey and getting kicked out of Man Man concerts. Expect to hear experimental indie rock of various flavors and dueling stoned digressions about Japanese wrestling and climate-driven societal collapse, culminating in the final ultimate showdown about exactly whose job it is to take out the recycling, dude.


DJ Husband vs. DJ Wife X
Saturday, October 20th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
For the tenth time, the Inflatable Squirrel Carcass welcomes DJ Tamar, host of Are We There Yet?, for their annual 7-inch, winner takes all, no rpms barred, barbed-wire steel cage DJ showdown. Tune in for an hour of me, an hour of she, and an hour of we.


Singles Going Roundtable IV: The Tale of the 10"
Friday, October 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
As part of Singles Going Steady Week, Blumin reconvenes his spirited panel of WFMU freeformists to celebrate the 10" record! DJ's Jack Mello, Thomas Storck, Jeff M, Martha and a possible surprise guest or two shall cue 'em up and spin 'em round till the 70's Soviet children's music sidles up to the Crumb Duck Stereolab/Nurse With Wound split and the roundtable adjourns with dreams of fêting the much-misunderstood 3" CD single format in years to come!


All B-Sides All Night Long
Thursday, October 18th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Once again, Dave the Spazz celebrates Singles Going Steady Week by plugging the wrong side of the record. Usually crazier, typically more rockin’, these forgotten B-sides will flip you out!


Singles Sliced & Stitched!
Thursday, October 18th, Noon - 3pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Olivia will be chopping up a bunch of 45s and reassembling them! Join her for a whirlwind mix of unexpected pops & grooves.


Cassingles Casgoing Casstead
Thursday, October 18th, 3am - 6am
on
Norflax Oxdun Sidetower with Nick The Bard
Nick the Bard skips the vinyl and digs through his copy paper boxes playing only the regular sized but shorter cassettes in the cardboard sleeves


Singles Going Steady week with Monk One
Thursday, October 18th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Veteran DJ/Journalist Monk One joins Small Change for Singles Going Steady week. Monk throws the excellent 'Shake' party with DJ Prestige, has written many pieces for Wax Poetics, helps run the Names You Can Trust label, and of course has a few 45s.


Singles Going Seventies!
Wednesday, October 17th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
This year during WFMU's Singles Going Steady week Evan "Funk" Davies starts with the '70s, continues with the '70s, and ends with the '70s. It's Singles Going Seventies, with a mix of forgotten, remembered, and never-were hit singles released from 1970 through 1979 (inclusive)! Tune in for three hours of Top 40 radio from an alternate universe: rock, disco, punk, glam, and more all jumbled together as they should be.


Steven Taylor
Wednesday, October 17th, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
This month on In Real Life—exorcism, shamans, recipe swapping, and Beat Poets—the girls on fire welcome Steven Taylor, the poet and musician whose book Don’t Hide the Madness transcribes the conversations between Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs from Ginsberg’s own recordings. Taylor collaborated on music and poetry with Ginsberg for more than 20 years, was a key member of the band The Fugs, and happens to be a brilliantly riveting storyteller—you don’t want to miss this one.



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