Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Linda Draper
Monday, July 22nd, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

From a father who studied guitar with Segovia to a credible guitarist/singer/songwriter on her own, Linda Draper developed her own timeless style through renaissance fairs and church choirs. Producer Kramer took a liking to her style of songwriting, working with Draper on her first three albums. On her newest, "Edgewise," produced by Matt Keating, her spare songs are embellished with full band arrangements, hinting at influences like Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and Nick Drake. Linda Draper drops by to play some of her new songs solo.


Ben Miller: Interview + Spinning Records and CDs
Sunday, July 21st, 2013, 6am - 9am
on
Dangerous For The Brain with Thomas Storck
Artist/novelist/multiphonic guitar player/multi-instrumentalist BENJAMIN MILLER (Sproton Layer, M3, Transistor, The Glenn Branca Ensemble) stops by WFMU for a pre-tour interview. Ben discusses the past, present and future of the newly reformed Sproton Layer with his brothers Roger (Mission of Burma) and Laurence Miller (Destroy All Monsters), his most recent solo projects and collaborations, as well as what we can expect from his current east coast tour.


The Mantles
Saturday, July 20th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Hello Children with Faye
San Francisco's jangly-est pop outfit The Mantles visit the WFMU studios for an infallibly good-mood inducing live set. Their latest record "Long Enough to Leave" out earlier this year made it to WFMU's heavily played records list faster than you can say "Slumberland." Turn up your radio this Saturday night at any midsummer party & all your company will be sure to thank you.


The Mouthbreathers -- punk-psyche from Kansas
Saturday, July 20th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is stoked to welcome a live session from The Mouthbreathers straight out of Lawrence, KS! These guys play rough, scuzzy garage punk infused with a creepy crawl Ubu/Hawkwind psych out vibe. After a trio of impressive seven inches, their forthcoming debut full-length on In The Red is sure to blow minds, so check them out live on Sat July 20 from 3-6pm on the Cherry Blossom Clinic!


Walter Roadburn
Thursday, July 18th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Founder and head honcho of the world renowned ROADBURN FEST, held annually in Tilburg/Netherlands, Walter Hoeijmakers is also the Editor in Chief, Artistic director and Promoter of the Roadburn.com website. Always ahead of the curve, Walter will undoubtedly play something you haven't heard yet on Diane's PEER PRESSURE segment! Listeners will be able to ask him questions via the live playlist, let's try to make them a little more focused than "How are you so awesome?", which is what Diane will ask him repeatedly.


Ruthann Friedman
Thursday, July 18th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Ruthann Friedman may not be a household name, but you know at least one of her songs: "Windy," recorded by the Association, remains one of the most-played songs on radio over 40 years after it first hit #1. Ruthann's solo album, Constant Companion, originally released in 1969, has also endured, becoming a favorite of the freak-folk fraternity since its reissue in 2006. Join us today on Surface Noise as Ruthann talks about her life in music and we play cuts from the new release Windy: A Ruthann Friedman Songbook, a collection of previously unheard mid-60s gems.


Burnt Ones
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

San Francisco's Burnt Ones play super-catchy songs that are equal parts garage and glitter rock or, as Evan likes to call it, glitterage™®. Their second full-length LP, You'll Never Walk Alone, is out now on Burger Records and it's chock full of stripped-down Cheap Trick meets Gary Glitter goodness! Don't miss this live set Wednesday night, July 17, and keep an eye out for Burnt Ones passing through your town as they wrap up their nationwide tour!


Omegas
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week we have a live session from the almighty Omegas from Montreal. We caught them on a weekend tour with Night Birds and Give, on a hungover afternoon after a 3am set the night before. This is the sort of hardcore we can't make in the USA. You've slammed with the best, now skank with the rest.


Joe Frank - Unfictional Radio Dramas
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Another new Joe Frank radio drama will air on Irwin's program on July 17. These half-hour programs, produced for KCRW's "Unfictional" series, were acquired for WFMU through the Public Radio Exchange. Each episode explores Joe Frank's dark thoughts and candid observations. The dramatic quality of these new episodes matches the best of Frank's previous work heard on WFMU. "A Hollywood True Story" will air Weds. July 17 at 4pm (Eastern).


Sonido Martines (Small Change fills in for Duane)
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange welcomes back to WFMU the esteemed South American digger Sonido Martines. Originally from La Paz, Bolivia and grew up in Buenos Aries, he has a ridiculous collection of cumbia, garage rock, surf, and more. Lately he's been slowing down faster cumbias in a DJ Screw style. Expect a lot of treats and unknown rarities.


Sportsy Talk (Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet fill in for Chris T.)
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
On this week's Sportsy Talk, it's the All-Star Game Special! Tim Lincecum! Chris Davis! Jordany Valdespin! Join the Most Trusted Team in Sports-Talk Radio Today, Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet, as they discuss baseball players who are neither Yankees nor Red Sox, and take your All-Star calls!


Bombay Rickey
Monday, July 15th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event

To prepare a Bombay Rickey, mix one part 1960s Bollywood film noir soundtrack, two parts imaginary spaghetti western from the dreams that haunted you the first time you watched A Fistful Of Dollars, shake with Yma Sumac and a jigger of surf-rock cumbias, and pour. Tune in to Airborne Event at 9pm tonight to intoxicate your ears!


Big Eyes
Monday, July 15th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An Interview with Big Eyes (Seattle, WA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Speed the Plough
Monday, July 15th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Naming themselves after an old Scottish folk tune, Speed the Plough played their first gig at Maxwell's in Hoboken in the early 1980's. They also played numerous times on WFMU, and once included WFMU host Frank O'Toole as a bandmate. As the club is closing down at the end of July, StP is rising up again with the release of a retrospective CD and a flurry of live performances. One of those Speed the Plough performances will be in WFMU's love room for Irene's show.


Bands from Mali's Legendary Festival in the Desert: Imharhan, Tartit, Mamadou Kelly
Saturday, July 13th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Festival in the Desert was a world-renowned annual musical gathering held near Timbuktu in northern Mali, beloved by local folk as well as lovers of the "desert blues" sound who visited from around the world. That is, until the political unrest that began in 2012 forced a hiatus after that year's festival. This summer three artists who played that last festival hit the road in an awareness-raising North American "Caravan for Peace" Tour, including a free Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors concert on Wednesday July 31st. All three will also come in to play live on Transpacific Sound Paradise: Mamadou Kelly, former sideman for the late great Ali Farka Toure; acclaimed Timbuktu Tuareg acoustic ensemble Tartit (led by singer F.W. Oumar, better known as “Disco"); and Imharhan - a rocking Tuareg electric unit led by (and named after) Disco's brother. Tune in tonight for a taste of the magic of the Festival of the Desert.


Abstract Artimus
Friday, July 12th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

Back for his third visit to WFMU's live studio is sourthern-tinged American rocker/music composer Abstract Artimus, promoting his forthcoming album "My Wild Dreams". New material, new stories, but still the perfect blend of Punk, Boogie, and Old School Rock and Blues.


Guest DJ Alexander Hacke
Thursday, July 11th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Today on Strength through Failure, guest DJ Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten, Crime & the City Solution, etc.) will be in to discuss, eat, and play songs about, for and by FOOD! Join us for this audio degustation. 3-6pm today.


Larry Livermore of Lookout Records
Thursday, July 11th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Co-founder of LOOKOUT! Records, member of the Lookouts and zine writer and contributor, Larry Livermore will be guest DJing on Diane's PEER PRESSURE segment on Thursday! "Spy Rock Memories" is the title of his newest book, which we'll be talking about, as well as the Bay Area Punk Scene. Listeners will be able to ask him questions via the live playlist on our website. Tune In!


Martin Bisi
Thursday, July 11th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Producer, musician, songwriter and activist Martin Bisi comes in for a guest DJ set and to chat about his rich history as a music producer. Starting with hiphop, punk and no wave in 1981, Bisi's endless resume includes work with Sonic Youth, Brian Eno, Swans, White Zombie, Cibo Matto, Dresden Dolls and Dark Night favorites Black Fortress of Opium. He also co- produced the Grammy-winning Rockit by Herbie Hancock. Along with participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement, he is currently focusing on his own original music. Bisi will be playing at the Cake Shop on July 16th before he heads off for dates in Eastern Europe.


Verglas / Volahn / Bilirubin / Arizmenda / Blue Hummingbird on the Left (William Berger fills in for Evan Funk Davies)
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

As part of the Anahuac Tour 2013 (you may recall the Black Twilight Circle's visit to WFMU in October 2011), Crepusculo Negro returns to My Castle of Quiet, this time with a four-band lineup of Volahn, Bilirubin, Arizmenda and BHL. As it also turns out, program favorites, the mighty Quebécois band Verglas, are in town that very same weekend, joining us in the studio, and joining the Anahuac Tour on stage as well, at Saint Vitus on July 7. For fans of true underground black metal, and the wild, creative directions it has taken in the past few years, this show is not to be missed! Hopefully all FIVE live sets will fit into one three-hour program, where Wm. Berger will be filling in for Evan "Funk" Davies, on July 10, 9-12 p.m.


Punks on Mars
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

This week we've got a live session and interview with the pop punk mod revival stylings of Punks on Mars. Bedroom recording project turned full band turned full band with brand new lineup from the head of Ryan Howe. Members of Guadalupe and The Fish. Tune in!


Lee Morgan 75th Birthday Salute
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Join Irwin and The Good Doctor in a birthday salute to the late trumpet legend Lee Morgan on Wednesday, July 10, from the 3pm (Eastern) opening theme until whenever. Morgan, a hard bop and soul jazz mainstay from the 1950s thru the early 1970s, would have turned 75 on July 10. Despite his premature death in 1972 at age 33, Morgan recorded 25 albums as a leader for the Blue Note label, and played on countless sessions for such jazz legends as Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Smith, and John Coltrane. Tune in and NOT hear Morgan's biggest hit, "The Sidewinder." What you will hear are tracks from his early years with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, a survey of his work as a bandleader, and selections from his dates as a sideman. Irwin once said that "Every Lee Morgan track sounds like a party." There's one taking place on July 10 and you're invited, as we celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest horn players in jazz.


CX Kidtronix DJ set and interview
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Duane Train

The aggressive afro--digital thump of CX has been subversively influencing all of your fave music for years. From production stints with Trent Reznor, Saul Williams and Kanye West, touring and performing stints with Anti-Pop Consortium and Atari Teenage Riot, CX's idiosyncratic and original style has always remained unmatched in it's focus and intensity. On the 10th he will be on Duane's show to guest DJ, shoot the ish and promote his new album on Stones Throw dropping in the early fall.


Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band
Monday, July 8th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event
Prolific underground guitarist Chris Forsyth will visit Airborne Event with his crack squad of psychonauts known as The Solar Motel Band: guitarist Paul Thomas Sukeena, drummer Steve Urgo, and Peter Kerlin on bass. Their record is coming this October on the Paradise of Bachelors label. Tune in for a night of cosmic Americana and staring at the moon.


Purity Ring
Monday, July 8th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An Interview with Purity Ring (Edmonton, AB)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Spazz Fourth of July Fireworks Simulcast
Thursday, July 4th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
As the fireworks soar over the Hudson River, tune in to Music To Spazz By for an explosive simulcast that will leave you seeing stars and stripes and polka dots and flying monkeys in Uncle Sam hats!


Doug Evans
Thursday, July 4th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Doug "Didjit" Evans, will be Diane's Peer Pressure guest on this special exploding July 4th edition! Fascinated with hot rods, bikes, & punk rock, Doug will unleash on the listeners a playlist that is celebration-worthy! Doug is known for being the drive (bassist) in Chicago-based Touch & Go band, Didjits, and currently plays in Blower and builds dragsters! Listeners will be able to ask Doug questions via the Live Comments Board! Tune IN!


Lorelle Meets the Obsolete
Thursday, July 4th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Guadalajaran duo Lorelle and the one-man Obsolete swerve from psychedelic shoegaze to garage to hypnotic noise. Summer heat with aural fireworks to start off your Independence Day.


The Fourth of July "All Covers" Stay-at-home Party!
Thursday, July 4th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on
100% Whatever with Mary Wing
What better way to start off your July 4th than with three hours of your favorite songs performed by other artists? Join Mary Wing at midnight in the wee early hours of Thursday morning for another edition of her "party-where-you-are" series; this time celebrating the time-honored tradition of musical re-interpretation. And yes, requests will be accepted!


Big Eyes
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

This week we are joined by Big Eyes of Seattle by way of New Brunswick and Long Island. Melodic rock and roll meets pop punk in a very New Jersey way. They've had releases on Grave Mistake Records, Don Giovanni Records, and Dirtnap Records, and are now back on the West Coast from their month long USA tour in a minivan. Tune in.


Joe Frank - Unfictional Radio Dramas
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Three more new Joe Frank radio dramas will air on Irwin's program during July. These half-hour programs, produced for KCRW's "Unfictional" series, were acquired for WFMU through the Public Radio Exchange. Each episode explores Joe Frank's dark thoughts and candid observations. The dramatic quality of these new episodes matches the best of Frank's previous work heard on WFMU. The fourth episode, entitled "A Conversation," airs Weds. July 3 at 4pm (Eastern). The dialogue in this episode will tick off some people. Tune in and test the limits of your tolerance.


Kissey
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Duane Train

The lovely & Talented Producer/DJ/Singer Kissey will be making a return visit to Duane's show . The Swedish/NYC based artist gained immediate acclaim for leftfield hip hop/R& B debut album "Plethora" released in 2008. Since then, Kissey has come into her own as a producer, incorporating her love for icy tech-influenced sounds into her music. She has dropped remixes on acclaimed labels DFA, Wondewheel and more.


Los Angeles
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. is headed back to California and wants to hear YOUR suggestions for things to see and do in and around Los Angeles. He's also got his list of "45 Things I Love About So Cal" to share with you. See the list here.


Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi's Rabbit Rabbit
Monday, July 1st, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event
Did you know that you can bring yourself month-long good luck, and a gift, if you make sure that the first words you say on the first day of the month are "Rabbit, rabbit"? Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi have been making some of the most deftly adventurous music around for many years in bands like Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and Tin Hat Trio. Recently they've created Rabbit Rabbit Radio, a subscription service for their song-oriented material, releasing a digital single and extensive documentation on the first of every month. Their first record assembling the Rabbit Rabbit songs will be out on August 6th. You can catch them at Joe's Pub on July 13th. They'll also stop by Airborne Event on July 1st to talk about the project and share some of the tunes with us. Don't miss it!


Sigur Ros & Jello Biafra (2013)
Monday, July 1st, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An Interview with Sigur Ros (Iceland) & Jello Biafra (SF, CA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Glenn Jones
Monday, July 1st, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

A number of musicians who have played live on Irene's show recently have cited landscapes and places from childhood as big influences on their music. This subject is especially in focus on the latest disc from guitarist Glenn Jones. Titled "My Garden State," the entire album is a meditation on Glenn's childhood home in Northern New Jersey, written while caring for his mother who suffered from Alzheimers. Glenn Jones drops by Irene's show to talk about the album and to play a live set.


Parno Graszt, Hungary's Romani Roots Powerhouse
Saturday, June 29th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Rocking Romani (Gypsy) band Parno Graszt helps shore up the roots in its tradition-loving hometown, the Romani village of Paszab in northeast Hungary. The nine-piece powerhouse is making its mark elsewhere in Europe too: It has showcased at the prestigious WOMEX World Music Expo; it's been featured on a BBC documentary, and its cds have made the European World Music charts. Parno Graszt extends its reach to the US later this month as one of the featured artists at the esteemed Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC. (Hungary is a main focus of the Folklife Festival this year.) Parno Graszt follows Folklife with a short tour that brings the potent old-country old-school outfit to WFMU tonight and on to Drom in the East Village on Sunday June 30th.


The Hussy
Saturday, June 29th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
From Madison, WI, a new LP Pagan Hiss on Southpaw, primitive fuzz punk rockers The Hussy return WFMU once again!

Madison, WI's The Hussy return to the Cherry Blossom Clinic to once again unleash their primitive fuzz on the WFMU audience. The guitar/drum/vocals duo have won acclaim from sources as diverse as The Onion AV Club, Maxium Rock N Roll, Terminal Boredom and Pitchfork. Their recently released third LP, Pagan Hiss, may be their finest achievement yet.


Donnie and Joe Emerson AND Ian Rusten, co-author of the new book “The Beach Boys in Concert”
Saturday, June 29th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes Donnie and Joe Emerson (in town for a June 29th gig at The Mercury Lounge) who'll drop by in person to discuss the recent reissue of their 1979 do-it-yourself classic "Dreamin' Wild". The brothers grew up on a farm in rural Washington State and recorded the album in the home studio their father took a second mortgage to build for them. Their isolated upbringing, limited exposure to mainstream music and lack of formal record production experience led them to produce unique and endearing recordings, which 33 years later sound an odd mixture of dated and timeless. AND Michael chats with Ian Rusten, co-author of the new book “The Beach Boys in Concert”. Written after more than ten years of exhaustive research, the book provides a unique window into the Beach Boys' successes, personal tragedies, inter-band dramas, and globe-trotting, rock-and-roll adventures from 1961 to 2012.


Joe Frank - Unfictional Radio Dramas
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Five new Joe Frank radio dramas are airing on Irwin's program during June and July. These half-hour programs, produced for KCRW's "Unfictional" series, were acquired for WFMU through the Public Radio Exchange. Each episode explores Joe Frank's penchant for the disconcerting and often darkly humorous monolog, and the creative quality matches the best of Frank's previous work heard on WFMU. The third episode, entitled "Thief," airs Weds. June 26 at 4pm (Eastern).


The Man Who Seduced Hollywood
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. welcomes B. James Gladstone, and learns how Greg Bautzer rose from humble beginnings to become the most powerful lawyer in Tinseltown, bedding and wedding some of the most famous stars of the day, including Lana Turner, Jane Wyman, Joan Crawford, Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth, Dorothy Lamour, Peggy Lee and more. He's "The Man Who Seduced Hollywood".


Windhand
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Windhand hail from Richmond, Virginia, and their split release on Relpase Records with the band Cough (with whom they share a member) is one of the most massive sounding doom releases in a long time. Live today on Brian's show, and also at St. Vitus in Greenpoint on Friday, June 7th.


Ben Seretan Group, and Joseph Hammer of LAFMS
Monday, June 24th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event
Ben Seretan is a Brooklyn-based drone musician focused on joy. He plays electric guitar, sings, and makes "long music" in the attempt to find heaven with delay pedals. When he gets there, he'll seek out John Fahey and Alice Coltrane so they can bliss out together forever. His recording New Song came out in November of 2012 and he regularly plays in NYC. On June 24th, he'll be premiering the group he's been assembling over the last month. Then in the latter half of the show Joseph Hammer, a member of the Los Angeles Free Music Society and the trio Solid Eye, will visit fresh off a set at ISSUE Project Room. His multi-dimensional audio collages are second to none, yielding completely unorthodox, hypnosis-inducing free-form improvisations from junk CDs.


Roger Allen (Part 8)
Monday, June 24th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Guest DJ Roger Allen presents "Some Canadian Hip Hop Singles"! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Heatsick
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on Scones Radio

As Heatsick, Berlin-based Steven Warwick performs and records something resembling dance music using an abused Casio, microphone, and pedals. Through a series of iterative loops, Heatsick perverts Chicago house's production and mixing techniques to unmask the genre's affinities with psych and noise. Heatsick will stop by Scones Radio for a live and DJ set in between a scheduled talk at Goethe-Institut and performance at MoMA PS1's Warm Up, as part of the PAN_ACT events in Boston and New York.


Invasion of the Italian Roots Bands: Taluna + Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Two compelling acoustic bands from Italy, north and south: Turin's Taluna explore styles from around Italy, the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. The barnstorming band brings its US / Mexican road show to The Shrine in Harlem on Friday June 21st before making its Garden State debut tonight at FMU.

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS) from Salento, "the heel of the boot" of southeast Italy, keeps the focus on its own roots: The cathartic pizzica tarantata - the (literally) trance-inducing tarantella style from the band's home region. CGS is also on tour now: We'll hear the enervating outfit recorded live in concert earlier this year at Pace University's Schimmel Center - a taste of what to expect when CGS returns to New York to rock Joe's Pub on Thursday June 27th.


Sweet Talk
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
From Austin, TX with new LP on 12XU, Sweet Talk are hook-laden melodic modern day “Replacements."

Sweet Talk play the sort of hook-filled, melodic punk rock that would have thrilled your 16 year old self minus the trappings that would embarrass your adult self. The Austin quartet, featuring members of Mind Spiders, Video, Wiccans and Uptown Bums, released their debut LP, Pickup Lines, this year on 12XU, which is gaining notice for its top notch songwriting and rock n roll grit. Imagine Reigning Sound meet primo mid-period Replacements and you're close the approximating the mighty wallop of Sweet Talk.


Insect Duets
Friday, June 21st, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Kurt Gottschalk wants to hear you jamming with the emerging Brood II cicadas. Go out and play with them, sing with them or record and remix them. If you don't live on the East Coast or they aren't cooperating in your area, other insect duets will be accepted. Get them done and send them in to miniature.minotaurs [at] gmail [dot] com by June 18 for broadcast on the first day of summer. But first, please go to spearmintmusic.blogspot.com for full submission details.


Riot Of Spring
Friday, June 21st, 2013, 9am - Noon
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Kind of like a family reunion, kind of like a breakfast club, definitely a good time, here come the classical inspired punks (let's call them Punklassical, shall we?) of Riot Of Spring (feat. members of Fiasco, No One and the Somebodies, Porches and more) to the WFMU studio on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili, this Friday, 9am-Noon! Tune in to hear all about this exciting new project of some of BTAwK's earliest featured bands, and expect a lot of nostalgia!


Dave the Spazz Live Broadcast from Barcade Brooklyn
Thursday, June 20th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Join Dave the Spazz for a live broadcast/listener meetup featuring a Cavalcade DJ All-Stars: Mr. Fine Wine, Gaylord Fields, Rex, Matt Fiveash, Michael Shelley, Joe Belock and Todd-a-Phonic Todd! Barcade is located at 388 Union Ave (Between Ainslie & Powers Streets) in Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn.


Joe Frank - Unfictional Radio Dramas
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Five new Joe Frank radio dramas will air on Irwin's program during June and July. These half-hour programs, produced for KCRW's "Unfictional" series, were acquired for WFMU through the Public Radio Exchange. Each episode explores Joe Frank's penchant for the disconcerting and often darkly humorous monolog, and the creative quality matches the best of Frank's previous work heard on WFMU. Each episode will air at 4:00pm (Eastern) Wednesday. The June 19 episode is entitled "Old Man."


Audrey Pellicano
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Tonight on Aerial View, Chris T. is joined by Audrey Pellicano, a hostess of the monthly Death Cafe NY (focus of a recent New York Times report). The cafe meets tomorrow night: tonight, Chris T. gets to the bottom of the thorniest subject of all: DEATH.


The Oblivians
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
They've been off record since 1997, but the kings of Memphis soul-punk have returned to heap another tinnitus-inducing set of songs on the unsuspecting public. Despite a few reunion gigs over the years, The Oblivians had yet to record a new album, but that's all changed with "Desperation" out on In the Red Records. Ripped on to Dan Auerbach's Skully 8-track tape machine in Nashville, the band's no-fi live sound preserved for another go-around, and they're touring as well! Join Greg, Jack, and Eric for a blowout on Brian's show, and New Yorkers can catch them live August 16th at the Bell House.


Alt-J
Monday, June 17th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An Interview with Alt-J (Leeds, UK)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Anonymity Chic and Skyjackings
Monday, June 17th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
During the first half of the show British journalist Stuart Jeffries asks "Is being ungoogleable the new black?" And during the second half of the show writer Brendan I. Koerner will be live on the program talking about his new book "The Skies Belong To Us" a story a time when hijacking was all the rage.


Galleon
Sunday, June 16th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Making their radio debut, Galleon riffs into WFMU with their heavy brand of NWOBHM (New Wave Of Brooklyn Heavy Metal). Don't miss this Imaginary Radio exclusive!


Maracatu NY - An Afro-Brazilian Drum Onslaught
Saturday, June 15th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

It's an Afro-Brazilian Drum assault, New York Style! Maracatu is super-high-powered parade drumming from Northeast Brazil with deep African roots. It's caught on outside Brazil too. Maracatu NY leader Scott Kettner was mentored by Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante - a famous group from Recife, Brazil. Estrela Brilhante tours the US for the first time this summer (with another Scott Kettner band, Nation Beat). The tour includes free Lincoln Center Out of Doors shows August 1st and 2nd. Maracatu NY is raising awareness - and financial support - for its musical mentors with a Kickstarter campaign, and by unleashing its percussive onslaught at FMU tonight.


Chris Sprague
Saturday, June 15th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes busy musician Chris Sprague whose new band, The Outta Sites, have just released their debut album “Shake All Night With the Outta Sites”. Chris is one half of longtime show favorite The Sprague Brothers, fronts Chris Sprague & the 18-Wheelers, and currently drums for Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Los Straightjackets and Deke Dickerson!


Low Fat Getting High
Friday, June 14th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

The all-time reunion show! DJ Keili returns to the WFMU Schedule, bringing BTAwK veterans Low Fat Getting High along with her! Tune in Friday, June 14th, 9am to Noon for live PUNK RAWK - and keep beastin'!


The World According to Dave Davies
Thursday, June 13th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Night owl Julie braves the early morning hours for a sitdown with one of rock's legendary guitarists in the midst of his first US tour in nine years. Conducted in the lobby of a swank downtown hotel, the conversation is more a spiritual enlightenment session with a guru than an interview with a rock star. Dave discusses his view of life, meaning and the spiritual retreats he hosts at his house. Once she gets him talking about his deepest beliefs, the softspoken Dave transcends the usual limits of a music interview.


Career Suicide
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

In our first installment of the one hour all killer no filler version of Distort Jersey City, we are pleased to be joined by Tornoto hardcore punk stalwarts Career Suicide. After playing Ian DIckson of Hardcore Gig Volume's birthday show at The Acheron, and their first New York show in about 5 years, we met for a hungover Sunday morning session filled with the snot and aggression you would expect from these guys. Members of F'ed Up, Brutal Knights, and Mad Men. Recommended for fans of real dumb music.


Joe Frank - Unfictional Radio Dramas
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Five new Joe Frank radio dramas will air on Irwin's program during June and July. These half-hour programs, produced for KCRW's "Unfictional" series, were acquired for WFMU through the Public Radio Exchange. Each episode explores Joe Frank's penchant for the disconcerting and often darkly humorous monolog, and the creative quality matches the best of Frank's previous work heard on WFMU. Each episode will air at 4:00pm (Eastern) Wednesday. The June 12 episode is entitled "Dreamers."


"It's like a death in the family."
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Mourning Maxwell's. With the stunning news that the legendary Hoboken, NJ club is closing, outpourings of grief have flooded social media. Chris T. invites your epitaphs for another installment of "The Place You Love Is Gone." Call 201-209-WFMU Tuesday, 6 to 7 PM, and share a Maxwell's memory.


Sun Ra Arkestra's Marshall Allen and Danny Ray Thompson (Part 2)
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Two legends of Sun Ra's Arkestra performing today live! A visit to Brian's show from Marshall Allen (alto sax) and Danny Ray Thompson (baritone sax) from the Arkestra, joined by Ed Wilcox on drums and vocals, Jerry Mayall (both longtime members of Temple of Bon Matin) on upright bass, plus electronic music pioneer Charles Cohen. This newly-expanded, active working band has evolved out of Wilcox's five European tours with Allen, and we're severely honored to have them make music in the WFMU studios at last! This is part two of the marathon live session, part one of which airs June 4th.


Billy Colliton
Monday, June 10th, 2013, 8pm - 9pm
on
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
The imaginary offspring of Wesley Willis, Daniel Johnston, Brian Wilson, & Chuck Berry, singer/guitarist Billy Colliton will be stopping by to sing, strum, and steal your hearts in his radio debut. A musical visionary, rock 'n roll aficionado, and the future of outsider music.


HAIM
Monday, June 10th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with HAIM (Los Angeles, CA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Giorgio Moroder
Monday, June 10th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Liz interviews electronic music hero Giorgio Moroder! It's hard to believe that one man is singularly responsible for schlager-pop/bubblegum tracks like "Yummy Yummy Yummy" and "Mah-Na-Mah-Na," Donna Summer's top disco hits, moog experimentations like Einzelganger, and soundtracks to films like "Scarface" and "The Never Ending Story." Giorgio has collaborated with everyone from Blondie to Bowie to Freddy Mercury to Sparks, and most recently he's begun a DJ career, written a song with Daft Punk, and scored a video game by Google. With a career so varied and prolific, Giorgio's sounds are woven into the very fabric of popular culture. Tune in to find out what's next for this dynamo.


Black Pus
Sunday, June 9th, 2013, 6am - 9am
on
Dangerous For The Brain with Thomas Storck
Black Pus is the furious solo project of drummer Brian Chippendale from Lightning Bolt. Overload your earballs.


Fanfare Ciocarlia Live at Pace
Saturday, June 8th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

It's a Romanian speed-brass blast from the recent past and a taste of brass to come! Last September, legendary Romani (Gypsy) band Fanfare Ciocarlia whipped a packed house at Pace University's Schimmel Center into a frenzy with its trademark breakneck speed brass onslaught. If you missed the mayhem, fear not: We'll broadcast that Sept 22 New York Gypsy Festival concert in its entirety tonight, remixed superbly for radio by engineer extraordinaire Don Wood. And you'll have another chance to be blown away by Fanfare Ciocarlia in person, when they play Central Park Summerstage with New York's own Indian-style brass wizards Red Baraat on Sunday afternoon July 14th.


Brian Chase
Friday, June 7th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

Drummer/composer Brian Chase, (from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) comes through to play live versions of the music heard on his solo Pogus release called Drums & Drones. The record features up-close investigations of the resonant properties and drone capabilities of the various drums and techniques of the trapset, which in turn unfurl into compelling sonic textures and compositions in their own right. Tune in for this unique close study, and you may never look at a drumset the same way again.


My Castle of Quiet Finale, with Psychic Limb live
Friday, June 7th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Hearing Psychic Limb's "Queens" (2011) is nothing short of a grind revelation, like the first time one hears Circle of Dead Children's The Genocide Machine, or Pig Destroyer's Terrifyer. The record is a sonic rollercoaster, pulling you forward in a thrill-ride of shameless intensity and gutsy human energy, a musical trip akin to poring through your first Bukowski novel. This band has flawless chops, and great songs to spare. A live Psychic Limb appearance on My Castle of Quiet has been long in the discussion phase, almost didn't happen, but as fortune would have it, the band will be guesting on the last-ever MCoQ weekly broadcast, and we're honored to have a band of such great prowess escort our four-year run off of WFMU's weekly airwaves. Fill-ins to come this Summer / Fall, with live guest-spots by Verglas and The Black Twilight Circle tour. HUGE thanks to Psychic Limb—this promises to be a night to remember, so don't miss it!


DJ Greg Belson
Thursday, June 6th, 2013, 8pm - 9pm
on
Sinner's Crossroads with Kevin Nutt
Sinner's Crossroads is in Revival. Greg Belson, host of the Divine Chord Gospel Show on dublab.com, guest DJ's on Sinner's Crossroads this evening. O Man. Greg has brought the goods, a pile of righteous gospel 45 artifacts including what must be the greatest garage gospel groove track of all time. All sinners will be seated. Bring the sick.


Crispin Glover
Thursday, June 6th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Join Night People for a very special interview with actor/director Crispin Glover who is presently on tour with Parts I & II of his "It" film trilogy and his Big Slide Show, a one hour dramatic narration of eight different illustrated books.


Dave the Spazz
Thursday, June 6th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon
FMU's Dave The Spazz joins Clay Pigeon on The Dusty Show tonight. Music, talk, phone calls, station lore, and more!


Ajda the Turkish Queen
Thursday, June 6th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

The heart and voice of Black Fortress of Opium, Ajda returns to WFMU for a solo performance. With an everchanging instrumental arsenal -- keyboard, guitar, mandolin or anything else she has at hand -- and a classically trained voice, Adja's rootsy yet ethereal compositions blossom differently without the restraints of a full band.


Sun Ra Arkestra's Marshall Allen and Danny Ray Thompson
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Two legends of Sun Ra's Arkestra performing today live! A visit to Brian's show from Marshall Allen (alto sax) and Danny Ray Thompson (baritone sax) from the Arkestra, joined by Ed Wilcox on drums and vocals, Jerry Mayall (both longtime members of Temple of Bon Matin) on upright bass, plus electronic music pioneer Charles Cohen. This newly-expanded, active working band has evolved out of Wilcox's five European tours with Allen, and we're severely honored to have them make music in the WFMU studios at last! This is part one of the marathon live session, to be continued next week!


Aaron Rosenblum
Monday, June 3rd, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event
Airborne Event is pleased to welcome Aaron Rosenblum to WFMU for a solo live performance. Aaron has been refining a music made from his own rural and urban field recordings paired with tape loops and manipulated through a live sampling keyboard. He's been in groups including Sapat, Son of Earth, Shackamaxon, and others not necessarily beginning with the letter S. Aaron and Matt Krefting will be performing solo sets on a short East Coast tour in June and will have a limited edition cassette available at the June 14th NYC gig, occurring at an undisclosed location.


Susan Crawford
Monday, June 3rd, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
In her book Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age Susan Crawford makes the case that the Cable monopolies slow down inovation, raise the cost of access and keep us from getting advanced services and products that many other countries already have. Susan Crawford will join Benjamen Walker for an hour of live conversation and they will take audience calls.


Dmitri Slepovitch gives the lowdown on Litvak Jewish music
Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Dmitri Slepovitch is an ethnomusicologist, author, educator, composer and musician - leader of the klezmer bands Litvakus and Minsker Kapelye. If anyone knows about Litvak musical traditions - klezmer and Yiddish music from Lithuania and Belarus and the vicinity - it's Dmitri. In fact he wrote the book on it - Traditional Jewish Music in Eastern Europe. The book is in Russian though... So, we've invited Dmitri to FMU tonight to translate the story into English, illustrating with lots of recorded examples from his extensive collection.


The World's Greatest Music Experts
Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
By overwhelming popular demand Michael welcomes the return of The World's Greatest Music Experts - discussing musical minutiae, cracking wise and taking your calls. Got a question for the The World's Greatest Music Experts? Email it to: theworldsgreatestmusicexperts(at)wfmu.org!



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