Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Mystical Weapons
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Live, and totally spontaneous sounds on Brian's show today with Mystical Weapons, a duo consisting of Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier and Sean Ono Lennon, on a revolving array of instrumentation.


Ed Lasko Part 3 (2013)
Monday, February 11th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Vancouver Record Collector Ed Lasko brings out some fun stuff to play! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Matmos
Sunday, February 10th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, February 10th, on "World of Echo," host Dave Mandl will have the great experimental electronic duo Matmos performing live in the studio. Matmos has worked with everyone from Bjork to the new-music ensemble So Percussion. They're currently touring the US and will be appearing at Le Poisson Rouge in NY on February 11, so they'll be giving a preview of their live magic here at FMU the night before. That's Sunday, February 10, from 9 p.m. to midnight.


Gypsy, Pedicabs & Paris
Saturday, February 9th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
A musical look at the Romani people of France. With Brennan Stultz, director of the forthcoming documentary film Gypsy, Pedicabs & Paris and ethnomusicologist Josh Feintuch.


The Explorers Club
Saturday, February 9th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Charleston, SC band The Explorers Club for a chat and live performance. The band's music has been described as "a mash up of Burt Bacharach, Jellyfish and The Beach Boys, but what lies underneath is one of the few bands in recent times that have managed to pay homage to the past with a finely tuned ear toward the future.


San Cisco
Thursday, February 7th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Hailing from Freemantle, Australia, San Cisco formed in 2009 and quickly established themselves as the cool kids on Australian radio, winning fans and wowing critics. Combining low-fi garage with catchy pop hooks, they have a sound which gets you up out of your chair and dancing. On tour supporting The Vaccines across the US right now and next in Europe, San Cisco is ready for the rest of the world to take notice. Resistance is futile! Hear them live on Mary Wing's show on Thursday, February 7th at 1 AM!


John Carter
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
The word "legend" gets tossed around a lot, but few people are as deserving of this label and yet as unheralded as the brilliant songwriter/producer John Carter. The man sang backing vocals on "I Can't Explain," and co-wrote "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat," "Little Bit O' Soul," and "My World Fell Down" (to name just three). He also enjoyed success with the bands The Ivy League, The Flower Pot Men, and perhaps most notably with The First Class, whose hit "Beach Baby" -- co-written and produced by Carter, with frequent collaborator Tony Burrows on lead vocals -- is an unassailable pop classic. John Carter is also responsible for EFD's favorite summer song of all-time, "Sound Of Summer" by Starbreaker. Tune in and hear how all of this happened from the man himself, along with heaping helpings of music from throughout his career. It happens on Wednesday night, Feb. 6, from 9pm til midnight. Don't miss it!


Sinkane
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane Train
The Brooklyn based band Sinkane (led by mult-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallub) makes 21st cenury afro-disco, with a nice dose of funky vintage soul to boot. They have an amazing record out on DFA at the moment. They will be stopping by Duane's show to play live!


DJ Dog D
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week we are joined by DJ Dog D from Queens. We get a solo performance, as he often collaborates with other noise artists like Sewn Leather and Pictureplane, and we are lucky to catch this session fresh off of a brief tour. Dog D basically raps about the most weird topics imaginable over a wall of industrial plodding noise layered over heavy beats. It's like eating a intricately layered bean dip of noise during a blackout at the Superbowl and hoping you don't get murdered during it. The Life Stains LP is coming out soon on Hoss Records. Go see a show some time at DJ Dog D's home Red Light District in the Far Rockaways, and don't miss this sure to be freaky session.


What's he building in there?
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. examines the Alabama Hostage Crisis and asks about weird neighbors you have known.


Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Lee and Co. return to WFMU in all their ragged glory delivering ass-kicking, heart-pumping, soul-reflecting tunes. Their 2012 debut LP 'There Is a Bomb In Gilead' made a slew of best-of lists, including this show's. Proof that you don't need two drummers to play Southern rock!


Ommie Wise
Monday, February 4th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

Ommie Wise is named for one of the most famous American murder ballads, and they resurrect Ommie's spirit to wrench out songs of forsaken love and the hope of deliverance. The quintet of New York-based multi-instrumentalists plays everything from banjos to autoharps to typewriter, with influences from Jimmy Rodger’s yodel to Jelly Roll’s stomp to the Carter Family’s devotion. Their gorgeous new record is out on Copenhagen-based label Wind Some Lose Some.


Ed Lasko Part 2 (2013)
Monday, February 4th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Vancouver Record Collector Ed Lasko pays tribute to the "Fallen of 2012"! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Parquet Courts and Ex-Cult
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is thrilled to host two amazing bands on a super packed Cherry Blossom Clinic - Parquet Courts and Ex-Cult! The Ex-Cult are a Memphis powerhouse who combine the best of 60's psych and 80's art damage and their debut LP on Goner Records LP is an absolute scorcher.

Parquet Courts are comprised of transplanted Texans now living in Brooklyn and their sound is jittery and propulsive, bringing to mind all-timers like Embarrassment or the Urinals, and their new album "Light Up Gold" on Dull Tools is a must-listen.


Paul Collins
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes The King of Power Pop Paul Collins! Paul (co-founder of the Nerves, the Breakaways, and the Beat), kicks off his winter tour at Manhattan’s Cake Shop as part of the Feb 1st-2nd Power Pop-A-Licious festival which brings together some of the finest young guitar-driven power pop, garage rock and punk-pop bands from the eastern seaboard and Canada.


Games
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

This New York City band, featuring ex-members of the Carbonas and Busy Signals, have just released their debut album and it's a killer. These guys have their feet planted firmly in that mid-'70s window when glam-rock was starting to fade and power-pop and punk were starting to emerge, but they're not simply cranking out formulaic pop that was learned by rote. Instead they create their own sound that fans of the Raspberries, Shoes, Dwight Twilley, and those junk shop glam compilations will find both familiar and fresh. Tune in Wednesday night, Jan. 30, at 9pm to hear Games play live, and look for their new self-titled album on Hozac!


Nuclear Spring
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week we get a live session from Brooklyn's Nuclear Spring. Self-dubbed a "contemplative band" more than a "band to mosh to," Nuclear Spring play infectious political punk anthems whose influences range from Templars to Stiff Little Fingers to Scandinavian punk. Dueling male/female vocals, catchy guitar licks, and a cool rhythm section make these Hysteria Records all-stars a not to be missed band of 2013. Their demo is fantastic, and look out for a 12" that was recorded a real long time ago coming out some time real soon. They're touring Europe in June, so catch a show before they leave town. Members of Sucia, Natural Law, Nomos, La Misma and Putrida. Whoa! It's a war ridden world!


Space Monkey
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Help Chris T. name the Iranian Space Monkey!


Ed Lasko
Monday, January 28th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Vancouver Record Collector Ed Lasko brings out some fun stuff and $1000 Rare Rockabillies to Play! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Radiovision Keynote: The Patron Saint of DIY Culture Mark Frauenfelder with DJ Trouble
Monday, January 28th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Radio Free Culture
WFMU's Radiovision Festival reminds us again of the many ways old fashioned radio is still powerful, connected, and intertwined with the dreams and revolutionary power of the Internet. The festival brings together innovators who are doing things right now in radio, on the internet, and sometimes both.

This year's keynote speaker was one of those innovators, Mark Frauenfelder. He is the founding editor of MAKE Magazine, the founder of Boing Boing, editor at Wired Magazine from 1993-1998, and the founding editor of Wired.com. He is the author of "Made by Hand: My Adventures in the Land of DIY." He also hosts Boing Boing's podcast called Gweek. After his keynote, WFMU's own DJ Trouble joins him on stage for a brief Q&A.


Interview with Fred Smith
Monday, January 28th, 2013, 3pm - 3:01pm
on
Jim Price's show
Best known for his bass work with Television. He was the original bassist with Blondie and has also played with The Roches and Willie Nile. Fred is currently with Television and they are recording new material and a live tour is planned. In addition, Fred is a successul winemaker. The wine is Cereghino Smith.


Alejandro Zuleta on Vallenato Music of Colombia
Saturday, January 26th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Alejandro Zuleta comes from a musical family steeped in Colombian vallenato music, originally a rural folk style but today one of Colombia's most popular musical genres. Vallenato is usually centered on the accordion, but with his Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective, the young pianist shifts the focus from squeezebox to keyboard. And he blends the traditions with jazz, rock, electronic music and other influences. Alejandro will sit in the guest-DJ hot seat to introduce this rich music, playing CD tracks by his famous dad Emiro Zuleta and other old-school vallenato artists. And he'll show us how he's updating the music in his own recordings.


Ray Stinnett
Saturday, January 26th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Memphis native Ray Stinnett who as guitarist in Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs scored a #2 hit in 1965 with "Wooly Bully" and went on to record a solo album "A Fire Somewhere" in 1970, only to see it shelved by A&M records - and 41 years passed - until a test pressing of the album was found in an L.A. used record store - which started the chain of events that let the recent release of this melding of Memphis soul and San Francisco psych, folk, and rock.


Golden Retriever
Friday, January 25th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Bass clarinet/modular synth duo Golden Retriever stop by the Magic Factory all the way from Portland, OR, with their lysergic sound explorations in tow. Expect burbling crystalline drone epics with nods to Cluster, Silver Apples. Brian Eno, etc. Golden Retriever's latest record is the Thrill Jockey release Occupied with the Unspoken.


Spit Stix
Thursday, January 24th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Spit Stix or Tim Leitch as he is sometimes known, drummer for LA band Fear and currently in Portland OR's Nasalrod will be Diane's Peer Pressure guest on Thursday January 24th at 1pm! From the notoriety Fear had in the punk days to now, Tim has enough stories to fill up 3 programs! Tune in to hear his playlist and to hear some of those rare and raw Fear stories, and hear about his new band and other musical endeavors he is taking on! Listeners will be able to ask Spit questions via the LIVE interactive playlist.


Mary Blount and Jeremy Thompson, authors of WIRED UP
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

The new book Wired Up presents a history of early '70s glam rock in picture sleeves. Specifically, seven-inch picture sleeves. Even more specifically, European glam-rock seven-inch picture sleeves. Authors Mary Blount and Jeremy Thompson have assembled a gorgeous collection of actual-size reproductions of over 300 sleeves, printed on high-quality paper in riotous color. But, you're thinking, this is a RADIO show - I can't look at a book through the radio. Well, EFD is one step ahead of you: Mary and Jeremy will be bringing some of the records featured in the book to play on the air, AND a copy of the book will be given away during the show. (Make that two steps ahead.) Tune in Wednesday night, January 23, and check out the book online at wiredupbook.com.


How To Kill A Conversation
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
"Don't take this the wrong way..." "Can I be honest with you?" "I'm just being real..." Is this cruelty disguised as truth?


The Piggies
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

These little Piggies ain't going to no market nor are they staying at home. They are coming to WFMU to deliver their own brand of straight-up catchy rock and roll!


Chris Forsyth and Gato Loco de Bajo on Airborne Event live at The Castello Plan
Monday, January 21st, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Chris Forsyth and Gato Loco de Bajo live at The Castello Plan Monday, January 21st, 2013, 9pm - Midnight on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah Come down to The Castello Plan at 1213 Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn and spend some quality time with the Twelve and a Halfth Best Show on WFMU (as calculated by the station's volunteer squad of crack statisticians)! Guitarist Chris Forsyth composes simple, hypnotic pieces with rock, folk, blues, and experimental influences. His recent releases, including 2012's "Kenzo Deluxe," garnered a lot of attention around WFMU. Gato Loco de Bajo plays Cuban music of the '30s and '40s like you've never heard it before. Their languid, heart-pulsing sound features tuba, bass sax, baritone guitar, bass & percussion, making them the ultimate low-end band.


Kevin Smith
Monday, January 21st, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An Interview with director Kevin Smith (Red Bank, NJ)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Live From the Golden Festival
Saturday, January 19th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

For the fifth year, TSP presents a live broadcast from the massive annual Balkan and East European music and dance bacchanal, the Golden Festival. It's a two night affair - Friday and Saturday Jan 18 & 19 - held in Brooklyn at the kitschy and fabulous Grand Prospect Hall. We'll bring you the action live from the Grand Ballroom stage, one of four stages that will host over sixty ensembles.


Mike Sabatini of Attacker
Thursday, January 17th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Attacker, the mightiest metal band from Hoboken is still around! Drummer Mike Sabatini will join Diane as guest DJ for her Peer Pressure segment. on Thursday Jan 17th at 1pm. Mike and the band was included on the infamous Metal Massacre 5 compilation in 1984-- also featuring Voivod, Over Kill and Hellhammer, will take a walk down memory lane musically and catch the listeners up with what Attacker has to offer now!


Plumerai
Thursday, January 17th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Boston’s Plumerai has been making music since 2004; reinventing themselves in early 2012 with new vocalist Eliza Brown and drummer Mickey Vershbow joining brothers Martin Newman on guitars and keyboards and James Newman on bass. This new incarnation weaves indie, post punk, dreampop, darkwave & shoegaze styles into a cohesive & original sound which builds on their established moody atmosphere. Their recently released album, “Mondegreen,” is a sophisticated mixture of layered guitars, melodic bass lines, and driving rhythms, accompanied by seductively jazzy vocals. Hear them live on Mary Wing’s show on January 17th!


Life in your 20's
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. asks "Is life in your 20's like "Girls"? And do you have "Brooklyn Envy"?


Endless Boogie play live for three solid hours
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Rescheduled from October: NYC's greaziest triple guitar/bass/drums riff-riders invoke the spirits of Peter Green, Tony McPhee, Ron Asheton, Lobby Lloyde, Zoot Horn Rollo and other purveyors of heavy damage blues jammage live in studio today: three solid hours of Endless Boogie performance!


Triple Hex
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The grime and grit of old New York may be hard to find these days on the city's sanitized and gentrified streets but it will come oozing out of your speakers when Triple Hex hits the airwaves. It may be a Tuesday afternoon but will feel like one of those booze-soaked late nights as the spirit of the Cramps, Sun Records and all kinds of other cool stuff casts a hex on you unsuspecting listeners! New 6-song EP coming out with a record release party Jan. 17 at The Gutter in Brooklyn.


Twins of El Dorado
Monday, January 14th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Airborne Event is pleased to welcome experimental chamber duo Twins of El Dorado for a live on-air performance on January 14th. Vocalist Kristin Slipp and trumpeter Joe Moffett craft modern art songs that go from playful to ritualistic to downright bizarre. Their debut album, Portend the End, is out now on Prom Night Records.


D.O.A.
Monday, January 14th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An Interview with Joe Keithley of D.O.A (Burnaby, BC)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Grandmaster Caz
Friday, January 11th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Grandmaster Caz is a true hip-hop pioneer who, for four decades, has been consistently involved in the culture of hip-hop as an emcee and DJ. He and his crew the Cold Crush Brothers laid the groundwork for the global phenomenon that is hip-hop today although he has not always gotten the props he deserved: example not getting credited for writing the verse that Big Bank Hank "borrowed" for the groundbreaking Sugarhill Gang hit "Rapper's Delight." "Caz has been described as The Robert Johnson of rap," said Paul Toogood - the producer of recent hip-hop documentary "Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap" that Caz was the unexpected star of - because of the scarcity of recorded music by this highly influential hip-hop emcee. Earlier this week Billy Jam traveled up to the Bronx to the home of Grandmaster Caz to sit down and discuss these topics and more. Tune into "Put The Needle On The Record" Friday January 11th at 7pm to hear this interview on WFMU.


Trevor Stephenson
Thursday, January 10th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Tune into Night People for a discussion with harpsichordist and lecturer Trevor Stephenson regarding the life and profound musical influence of Johann Sebastian Bach and his work, "The Well-Tempered Clavier".


Jesse Malin
Thursday, January 10th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

The former frontman of D Generation and NYC hardcore youngsters Heart Attack, Jesse Malin will be Diane's Peer Pressure guest DJ. With a discography of over 12 full length releases we probably won't get around to talking about all his music, but, listeners will be able to ask Jesse questions via the live interactive playlist. Jesse has upcoming appearances at the Light of Day festival in Asbury Park the weekend of January 17th. Jesse's Peer Pressure appearance begins at 1pm on Thursday January 10th.


Your Last Wishes
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Cremation? Open casket? Fun funeral? Donations to a charity? What do you want once you're gone?


Trin Tran
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

The helmeted, one-man show of Madison, Wisconsin native Steve Coombes finds shards of alien soundtrack transmissions scattered throughout a steady and unhealthy diet of Berlin circa 1979 and Cleveland 1977. His new LP Dark Radar has been issued by God? Records, a new imprint founded by Ty Segall. All instruments, guitar, synth, drums, live and solo on the air today.


Colin L. Orchestra
Monday, January 7th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
The Colin L. Orchestra is where former USAISAMONSTER member Colin Langenus indulges his pop, jam band, yacht rock side. The band's new record, "Col," delves into pure sweet comfort music, abandoning itself to influences ranging from Hendrix to the Beastie Boys to Ween. It's a fun ride. Tune in when Colin L. Orchestra visits Airborne Event live on January 7th to bring in the New Year with joyous, peaceful tunes.


Issac Brock of Modest Mouse
Monday, January 7th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An Interview with Issac Brock of Modest Mouse (Issaquah, WA) from August 8, 1997! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Annual I.B.J. Holiday Party, live from Maxwell's
Sunday, January 6th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
The Glen Jones Radio Programme
The Glen Jones Radio Programme featuring X. Ray Burns will host the annual I.B.J. Holiday Party this Sunday, January 6th, noon to 3PM live from Maxwell's in Hoboken (1039 Washington). Featuring performances by Holmes and Reno's Men. Join us there live or tune in at WFMU. Admission is free.


WFMU Holiday Party
Saturday, January 5th, 2013, 9pm - 3am
on The WFMU Holiday Party!

Get down to the sweet sounds of WFMU's annual (post) holiday party!


Fatoumata Diawara Live at Pace
Saturday, January 5th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Fatoumata Diawara is an engaging young West African actress turned singer who performs original songs blending Wassalou traditions of Southern Mali with international influences. She's one of the dozen artists selected to play the prestigious annual globalFEST world music showcase at Webster Hall on Sunday January 13. You'll understand why she made the cut when you hear tonight's broadcast of her triumphant New York Debut last September at Pace University's Schimmel Center specially remixed for radio by engineer extraordinaire Don Wood.


Astro Twins
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Ring in the New Year with Night People as the Astro Twins, Tali and Ophira, return to discuss what's in the stars for 2013 and to answer your horoscopic questions!


A Very Freeform New Year's with Dan Bodah, Nat Roe, Jesse Jarnow & Friends
Monday, December 31st, 2012, 9pm - 6am
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
The Monday night crew--Dan Bodah, Nat Roe, and Jesse Jarnow--are ringing in 2013 with an epic 9-hour radio event, knocking down the illusory barriers between time-slots and years, squeegeeing the doors of perception, and offering spontaneously erupting dance parties, karaoke, year-end faves, radio plays, collaborative sound collages, sunrise drones, and a cavalcade of guests. Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, Zs, ex-Liturgy) will perform brand new material for his solo project GDFX. Alaina Stamatis--whose situationist poetry readings framed as "bird watching tours," "karate lessons," "gym memberships," and "evil yoga," have earned her the title "Queen of Bushwick"--will perform a live radio play and lead a karaoke ensemble that is possibly talented or possibly just shameless. The Sloppy Pranksters--including Starmaiden, Vape Stiles, and others--will scurry about the innards like DMT elves. Kurt Gottschalk will be appearing in the role of Kurt Gottschalk. (And if you are a WFMU DJ and happen to be in the greater Jersey City area, you're welcome to swing by and join the fun.)


Aaron Chapman
Monday, December 31st, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with author Aaron Chapman about his book "Liquor, Lust and the Law"! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Put the Needle on the Year End Hip-Hop Rap Up
Friday, December 28th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
2012 was a very good year for hip-hop music. For proof join Billy Jam when he packs into a one hour mix as many as possible of these quality hip-hop releases from the past year, as well as inviting listeners to share their favorite hip-hop (and other music) releases of 2012. Put the Needle on on the Year End Hip-Hop Rap Up: Dec 28, 2012 with Billy Jam, 7pm on WFMU.


Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 27th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Join Dave the Spazz as he welcomes the Baxx SiSi's, Sato and Jonny and special surprise musical guests for his annual edition of holiday cheers and jeers.


Steve Zing - the final Peer Pressure guest of 2012
Thursday, December 27th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Steve Zing, multi instrumentalist and member of Danzig, Samhain, Mourning Noise, The Undead, Doomtree and more, will be Diane's Peer Pressure guest DJ on Thursday at 1pm. Listeners will be able to ask Steve questions via the live interactive playlist. Tune in to the whole program for selections ahead of time that Steve had a hand in.


Courtney T. Edison Fills in for Mac This Evening
Tuesday, December 25th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
On Christmas Day, the Old Codger will muck up the festivities by filling in for the Antique Phonograph Hour from 8-9pm Eastern. While others are singing "Joy to the World," he'll be decking anyone who comes down the hall while he's spinning 78 rpm records. Tune in, Tuesday December 25, for a solid hour of surface noise and unrelenting misanthropy.


Koliadnyky from Kryvorivnia with members of Lemon Bucket Orkestra
Monday, December 24th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Tune in Airborne Event on Monday night to bring in Christmas right! The Koliadnyky are a group of Hutsuls from a little Carpathian mountain town who sing magic songs every Christmastime to ensure that spring comes again. The music includes the sound of the trembita, a 12 foot long horn made from a lightning-struck birch tree, and the words stem from pre-Christian days. Joining them will be members of Toronto's guerilla-folk party punks, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. Wild times are assured if you will only lend us your ears!


Nardwuar vs. Roger Allen: The 'Best of '
Monday, December 24th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Guest DJ Roger Allen brings more goodies to the Nardwuar show for your aural consumption! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


The Dolchnakov Brigade
Monday, December 24th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on amEdeo's show

They've performed in bars, clubs, CVS's-- Now they come to WFMU! A big "welcome-hello" to Brooklyn avant-tronic quasi-punk band The Dolchnakov Brigade, a group so wonderfully outlandish and affecting that amEdeo once had a nightmare about them. Experience an entire set of brand-new songs making their public debut, then join amEdeo as he sits, stands, and speaks with band leader Yon Yonson. Tune in and let the sweet sounds of the "Palevish!" revolution fill the heart that is of your ears!


Put the Needle on the Dublin Mid 80's Mods
Friday, December 21st, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In the mid 1980's Billy Jam traveled back to Dublin and did a series of interviews including one with a group of Irish mods at the Ric Tic club where former members of the Emerald Society mod collective would get together for retro mod parties. In this recently unearthed interview from Dublin in the 1986 "Glocko" and other Dublin mods talk about music, fashion, fanzines, drugs, fights with skinheads and trendies, the Northern Ireland mod scene, and other topics.


IDES
Friday, December 21st, 2012, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

There's so much great, new hardcore, especially in the last 10 years or so, one can hardly keep up. And New Jersey, like Boston, being one of the places where the genre was originally born and thrived, is no slouch in modern terms. With that in mind, My Castle of Quiet is proud to present a live set from IDES, a band just on the approach to some peak / plateau of their powers. IDES pack more variation and energy into their 40-sec. to 1.5-min. songs than most bands in punk put into songs twice as long. ...And not to overemphasize the "female singer" aspect, but Jillian Keats' vocals do add an enticing element to IDES' sound, a relevance of fresh energy and (girl) power, and fans of Nausea and Crass, and other legendary female-fronted hardcore bands, will not be disappointed. You can listen to their demo and single at the their bandcamp page (linked above), which will give you more than an idea of what to expect, though we also imagine IDES to be a band so fresh and so vital, that they're probably getting better and better with every show and practice session.


John Stabb of Government Issue on Peer Pressure
Thursday, December 20th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
John Stabb, the godfather of punk vocals and frontman of DC's Government Issue (among a steady stream of others) will be my PEER PRESSURE Guest This week! Listeners can ask him questions via the live interactive playlist on WFMU.ORG This is a RADIO/LISTENING event! Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine is heard on Thursdays from Noon-3pm NYC time. The PEER PRESSURE segment, of which John's appearance is part of, starts at 1pm.


Emily Danger
Thursday, December 20th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Dark cabaret isn't hard to find in New York, but the way Emily Danger mixes the sound with hard rock gives it a special bite. The powerful, nuanced vocals of Emily Nicholas lead the way for rock music heightened by Cameron Orr's searing violin. Their sound is unpredictable, and as you stomp your feet to the hard rhythms you might find yourself singing along at high volume or playing air violin.


Ali S. Qadeer
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ali S. Qadeer is a student in Providence, Rhode Island who hails from Kingston, Ontario. He peaked as a teenager when he DJed the truly timeless Out Of Step radio program on Monday nights on CFRC Queens University Radio. In 1998, he won the award for Best Rock and Pops [sic] Program. It remains to be seen whether he will lose this title should the station management ever realize he didn't play the requisite 35% Canadian Content.


Sandy Hook and Gun Ownership
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Is Sandy Hook the turning point for Gun Ownership in the US? Is it time for Gun Insurance? And Dr. Sheila Zaretsky joins Chris T. to talk about children and rage.


Jim Coleman
Monday, December 17th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Jim Coleman's compelling musical voice has been well-known since his 1990s role on samplers in seminal NYC band Cop Shoot Cop. His work has gradually shifted toward soundtracks and collages over the passing years. On his standout 2012 album "Trees," Jim assembled a crack team of musicians adept at crafting sweeping musical ecstasies in which it's almost impossible to tell where the electronic textures give way to the sheets of acoustic sound. His team included folks like Phil Puleo, drummer for Cop Shoot Cop and Swans; cellist Kirsten McCord; Dawn McCarthy of Faun Fables; and Ellen Fullman, with her self-created long stringed instrument. Tune in for a live in-studio session from Jim and the cats he herds into WFMU Studio B on December 17th.


The Flatliners
Monday, December 17th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with The Flatliners (Toronto, ON)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


The Truncated Tea Party Listenener Jil's Dad Christmas Special (Bronwyn fills in for Benjamen Walker)
Monday, December 17th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
In response to a Listener's special request, Bronwyn C. presents an hour of holiday music and a reading of "A Child's Christmas in Wales." So tune in and trim your tree with Bronwyn C!


Colombian Music Encuentro, Part 2
Saturday, December 15th, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

At last month's Colombian Music Encuentro at Le Poisson Rouge, 10 bands and artists from New York's thriving Colombian music scene kept a full house on its feet for six hours. We broadcast three hours live on November 10th and tonight we'll hear the rest of the electrifying event as recorded that evening. Including: The folk-guitar / jazz roots artistry of Alejandro Florez & Tibaguí; the effervescent Afro-Tropical-Colombian dancefloor workouts of Grupo Rebolú, the heady jazz guitar improv inventions of Sebastián Cruz's Cheap Landscape Trio, and the cathartic Afro-Colombian punk-psychedelic excursions of M.A.K.U Sound System.


St. Claire
Saturday, December 15th, 2012, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Brooklyn's folk-rock outfit St. Claire stopped by studio B recently. Their album, "Everyone Lives Here", has been in heavy rotation on my show since I came across it early this year. Led by siblings Emily and Glenn Forsythe, they treated us to six of their gorgeous songs. We also chatted about their background and songwriting process. Their next gig is at Pianos on December 11th, 8pm.


Put the Needle on the February 1993 Hip-Hop Flashback
Friday, December 14th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Back in the early 1990's when most music fans still paid for music, and when record labels still had ample promotion dollars to invest in their acts and send them out to music industry events like the long gone annual Gavin Convention in San Francisco, Billy Jam did a radio show on Bay Area station KUSF. During the time of the February 1993 radio industry convention his guests included The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, Diamond D of DITC, Charizma (RIP) & Peanut Butter Wolf, Da King & I, and Ye'all So Stupid. Hear these interviews with freestyles plus the hip-hop news from that period in hip-hop almost 20 years ago on Put The Needle on the February 1993 Hip-Hop Flashback with Billy Jam, December 14th, 7pm on WFMU.


Starred
Friday, December 14th, 2012, 9am - Noon
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Fresh off their opening slot for Psychic TV, STARRED is the duo of Matthew Koshak and Liza Thorn, swinging by The Long Rally to share their shimmering songs and downer worldview. Expect raw, atmospheric and ultimately beautiful music full of loss and faded glamour. Pendu Sound Prison to Prison EP out now and double 7" forthcoming.


Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Thursday, December 13th, 2012, 6am - 9am
on Underwater Theme Park with Meghan

Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire – best know, this trio is a force to be reckoned with. Just coming off of their tour of 250 dates, They got to quickly swing by Meghan's show to give the listeners a little taste and make them hungry for more!


Erik Ruin
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on
Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Erik is a Michigan-raised, Providence-based printmaker, shadow puppeteer, illustrator, etc.


Guitar World Editor Brad Tolinkski
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. interviews Guitar World Editor Brad Tolinski about his new book "LIGHT AND SHADE: Conversations with Jimmy Page".


Guest DJ: Eric Neuser of GNAW
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Eric Neuser, occasional public spinning cohort of BT and constant stickman of NYC industrial-infected doom combo GNAW brings a pile of platters down this afternoon to rock all into submission. Expect doses of post-Sab scabbery, obscure thrash, proto-doom and uncategorizable heaviness, with Brian throwing an occasional cut in the path.


Willie Gantrim & Raphael McGregor on Airborne Event at Castello Plan
Monday, December 10th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Airborne Event returns to the little bar with the big heart at 1213 Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn for December's remote broadcast. Come on down, because we're genuinely excited to have the singer & guitarist Willy Gantrim join us to make a stir with his rough-and-tumble bittersweet blues. Raphael McGregor will also paint the room with his lap steel blues.


Bronwyn fills in for Benjamen Walker
Monday, December 10th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Bronwyn C. fills in for Benjamen Walker and tries to do a Sportsy Talk show—football! death! fishing!— but Former Cohost Jay shows up and gets deep into the eggnog. If you laugh at tragedy, then hilarity ensues.


An African Hanukkah Live from Barbès
Saturday, December 8th, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Well, tonight's show is not totally on-theme for the first night of the Jewish festival of lights. But we couldn't think of a more festive way to celebrate the arrival of the holiday season than with a night of exuberant African sounds live from Barbès, the music-lover's haven at 9th St and 6th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Tune in or join us at Barbès for the captivating West African guitar wizardry of Abdoulaye Alhassane with special guest Banning Eyre; the cathartic Ghanaian style highlife workouts of No Small Money Brass Band; the electrifying Pan-African percussive onslaught of Akoko Nante Ensemble, and the sumptuous Sudanese stylings of Alsarah and the Nubatones.
As usual the tireless Irene Trudel will be both technical guru and co-host with Rob. Admission is free during the broadcast (although performers may pass the hat for voluntary donations) - and you can stuff your Hanukkah stockings with free FMU swag too!


Lora-Faye
Saturday, December 8th, 2012, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Brooklyn singer-songwriter Lora-Faye has a voice that conjures spirits from the 1920’s. While very much a contemporary songwriter, she will evoke a smoky Berlin cabaret or Harlem gin joint, with some down-home front porch thrown in for good measure. Having just won the 2012 Mountain Stage New Song Contest, Lora-Faye will be hitting the recording studio early next year to work on her first commercial album. She stopped by recently with members of her band for a great session.


Source of Yellow
Friday, December 7th, 2012, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

The Brooklyn-based trio Source of Yellow mix a heady concoction of krautrock repetition, classic psych guitar shred and blasts of sax and electronics to create precision jams aimed at your third eye. Don't blink! Check their digital release The Said on Twin Lakes Records.



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