Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Shoxx
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012, 3am - 6am
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
The future of NYC punk is here. Shoxx are the band that you should be listening to on December 12, 2012 if you know what I'm saying. Elise from Brain F≠ says "Shoxx are old dudes with long hair that play punk music but they're really good at their instruments and it sounds like 'mah-mah-mah-mah-mah-mah.' " If you thought Pollution was the best band ever, then it would be pretty hard to not be psyched on their guitar player and drummer starting a new band. Nomos was a decent band as well. Don't sleep on this, as their demo tapes are just about gone. Shoxx NYC 2012. True freaks only.


The Angry Accountant returns
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
The Angry Accountant on Mitt Romney's taxes, Goldman Sachs & more.


Charlie Burnham & Two Eye Jack (featuring Freddi Prince & Mark Growden), live from the Castello Plan
Monday, August 20th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
August's installment of the Airborne Event's monthly remote broadcast from Ditmas Park's Castello Plan restaurant features jazz violinist Charlie Burnham, who has has accompanied jazz and blues luminaries like James Blood Ulmer, Cassandra Wilson, and Medeski Martin & Wood with his violin fireworks. Mark Growden has put out a series of much-loved gut-wrenching Americana albums over the last decade or so. He has a unique, powerful voice and plays guitar, banjo & accordion. He's been based in New Orleans of late and delving into that city's music traditions, but this summer we're lucky to have him in Brooklyn playing music in a duo with his long-time compatriot Freddi Prince. Listen on WFMU or join us live at Castello Plan, 1213 Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn, 2 blocks from the Cortelyou Road Q train stop.


Fist City
Monday, August 20th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Fist City from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Sonny & the Sunsets
Saturday, August 18th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is thrilled to welcome Sonny & the Sunsets to The Cherry Blossom Clinic! This San Francisco band is riding high with the release of their epic third album "Longtime Companion," a record that adds a trippy psych element to their well-estbalished brand of melodic garage pop. Sonny and the Sunsets will be playing the Glasslands Gallery later that night but be sure to check them out on the Cherry Blossom Clinic on August 18th!


Elvis: The Show He Never Gave
Thursday, August 16th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
A.K.A. Elvis: That's the Way It Wasn't. Join Dave the Spazz for a Tupelo-fueled cavalcade of "what-if's" on the 35th anniversary of The King's Abdication."


John Strausbaugh
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Journalist/historian John Strausbaugh visits Irwin's program on August 15 to discuss Greenwich Village's long and unique role as an engine of American and world culture, as chronicled in his forthcoming book The Village. (The work will be published early next year by Ecco/HarperCollins.) Strausbaugh is developing a counterpart chronicle of Lower East Side and East Village cultural history, which will be part of the discussion.

Strausbaugh is the former editor of New York Press, and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Cabinet, and many other publications. His books include E: Reflections on the Birth of the Elvis Faith, Rock 'Til You Drop, Black Like You, and Sissy Nation. He posts vignettes of downtown NYC history at chiseler.org.


Acid Problem
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

Brooklyn's heavy punk rock maniacs Acid Problem (formerly known as Passive Aggressor) visit the WFMU studios this week. Think about The Stooges but way harder and you will get an idea of what these life-long New Yorkers are all about. Fresh off of a week on the road with North Carolina's fantastic Whatever Brains, we get a chance to hear this band in their post-tour element. Be sure to check out their awesome brand new EP on 16OH Records (Slices, Lewd Acts, Sleepies, Swann Danger, Mindless, Scam discography, etc.). For the true freaks. Not to be missed.


Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Live Concerts and Demos from Beyond the Beyond
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
On tap this week: an unreleased album from guitarist J.D. King of the Coachmen; demos from Septimania; a 1987 concert by the band Nimal, featuring Tom Cora; and a set of live recordings from London's Club Integral, by artists as varied as Toolshed, Kenny Process Team, Sean O'Hagan, and Bing Selfish. As always, the show won't be archived --- so it's Tuesday, or not at all.


Diamond Terrifier
Monday, August 13th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Diamond Terrifier, the solo project of Sam Hillmer of Zs, builds tightly compressed songs out of looped shards of effects-laden saxophone and pure reed tones. August 14th is the release date for Diamond Terrifier's first full-length album, "Kill the Self That Wants to Kill Yourself," out on Northern-Spy Records. Tune in a day early to hear a special live set in the WFMU studios.


TBNB
Monday, August 13th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
on
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
The superchild of "Weird Al" Yankovic & Led Zeppelin, TBNB are a band that manage to rock people's faces off while simultaneously making them laugh said faces off. These three young musicians (ages totaling 30) will be stopping by to entertain us, enrich our lives, and (hopefully) explain what their name means.


Juicy J & Skrillex
Monday, August 13th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Juicy J of the Three 6 Mafia (Memphis, TN) and Skrillex (Los Angeles, CA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Royal Headache
Saturday, August 11th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Syndey's Royal Headache combine sweetly crooned tunes and punking rock rama lama. Their 2011 self-titled debut album was recently re-released stateside by What's Your Rupture? and is earning rave reviews from the likes of Pitchfork and the Onion AV Club. Catch them now as they begin to light up the northern hemisphere.


Allan Fraser
Saturday, August 11th, 2012, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Allan Fraser, as half of the folk duo Fraser and DeBolt, released two albums on Columbia in 1971 and 1973. Despite rave reviews and touring the music circuit, the records sold only modestly, eventually falling into obscurity. Neither of the Fraser and DeBolt records has had an official reissue, but they have gained greater attention and a larger number of devoted fans in recent years. Their debut is simply one of the finest records to emerge from that era, and retains the ability to startle with its daring and its beauty. Daisy DeBolt and Allan Fraser went their separate ways after the second release, pursuing different avenues in the music world. As is the case with many Canadian artists, they were very well-known in their native country and less so in the United States. Fraser spoke with us by phone from his home in Montreal.


Doug Gillard
Thursday, August 9th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
As busy as he is -- just having finished a tour with Nada Surf, putting out his own solo record last year and completed recording a new record with Death of Samantha (yes it is 2012) -- Doug Gillard has found the time to visit WFMU once again, this time as a Guest DJ on the PEER PRESSURE segment of Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine. As of late, he also has under his belt a collaboration LP with Robert Pollard under the name Lifeguards, and co-wrote and recorded with Sally Crewe for a Sally Crewe And The Sudden Moves EP last year ("Transmit/Recieve"). It's likely you'll hear some of his music for the period previous, so tune in at noon, hear Doug at 1pm! Listeners are encouraged to ask Doug questions via the live playlist.


Cannibalism Night at the UCB Theater with Ken & Andy, Baratunde Thurston, Chuck Klosterman & The Dotted Eyes
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
It's Cannibalism Night as Ken & Andy return to the stage of the UCB Theater next Wednesday, August 8th at 6pm for the Bath Salts episode of Seven Second Delay. Joining Andy and an MDPV-ingesting Ken will be author & comedian Baratunde Thurston, Ethicist & Journalist Chuck Klosterman, and musical guests The Dotted Eyes, starring Josh Breckman! There will be a Q&A session following the Dotted Eyes set and please do NOT bring up anal sex during it. The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.


Potty Mouth and Chemical Peel
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
Potty Mouth and Chemical Peel from South Carolina take a break from their tour, complete with their van dying while double parked in front of the station, for a fantastic split set. Potty Mouth are an all girl band from Western Mass who play catchy as hell power pop songs about dogs and small towns and other good stuff. Chemical Peel is mostly made up of girls, and they sound a little but like a 2012 Sonic Youth from the south. Check out Chemical Peel's awesome self-titled LP and Potty Mouth's brand new LP on Feeble Minds and Ride The Snake. Great session not to be missed.


DJ Berbere
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
International superstar about town. Dj'd gigs in Arusha Tanzania, Bangkok Thailand, Hanoi Vietnam, and Hardcore House in Jamaica Plain MA USA. Also does live music at Berbere Superstar.


Jeff Salkin
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Jeff Salkin, the Anti-Defamation League's NJ Community Director on Guns, God, Oi & Hate Music.


Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records Guest DJ's
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we've barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment!


Diane Cluck
Monday, August 6th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

The idiosyncratic folk musician Diane Cluck will visit the Airborne Event for a live set on piano and guitar with cello accompaniment. She calls her music "intuitive folk," and has collaborated with fellow travelers like Herman Dune and CocoRosie. Lately, she's been exploring alternative ways of connecting with listeners through a subscription "song-of-the-week" service that offers her new songs as they come out and can even include songs on the topic of the subscriber's choice.


Sean Lennon & The White Stripes
Monday, August 6th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Nard digs into the vaults and unearths some of his past interviews with Sean Lennon and The White Stripes! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Bill McKibben
Monday, August 6th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
Writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben talks about the terrifying numbers behind global warming and the debut of a new TMI special corespondent - Josh Glenn "semiotic Brand consultant" PLUS the NRA, Hot lanes and Hot bikes


Joe McGasko, Lizzie Davis, Kelly Jones, Liz Berg, Jeff Moore, David Van Dokkum, Chris M., Anna Fiswak, Bryce, Scott Williams, Ken Freedman, and Yvonne Szymczak fill in for Jim Price
Monday, August 6th, 2012, 3pm - 3:01pm
on
Jim Price's show

Jamaica Independence Day Special (Jeff Sarge fills in for Glen and X.Ray, 12-3pm)
Sunday, August 5th, 2012, 9am - 3pm
on
Reggae Schoolroom with Jeff Sarge
Please Join Jeff Sarge as he celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence with a special extended version of The Reggae Schoolroom on Sunday, August 5th, 2012 from 9am to 3pm.

Jeff will have a variety of guests in studio and on the phone, including: Musical Icons Gemini Sounds, Merritone Music, Radio Icon Jeff Barnes, Cultural Presenter Miss Mattie Lou, Herbie Miller, Director/Curator of the Jamaica Music Museum at the Institute of Jamaica, plus Surprise guest artists and many more!

Don't miss this joyous exploration of Jamaican artists and their contributions to history through music and culture.


Zulus
Sunday, August 5th, 2012, 6am - 9am
on Dangerous For The Brain with Thomas Storck

New York City's Zulus are perhaps noise rock at it's most inviting, a dark but welcoming wall of sound with some of the deepest guitar sounds in recent memory. To say the least, they are a very LOUD band, relentlessly at times, creating a reverb-soaked sound-space the listener can feel in a very physical way. Their debut full-length, "Zulus" is just out on Aagoo Records and the band stops by WFMU to perform their last show of the summer.


Colin Blunstone of The Zombies
Saturday, August 4th, 2012, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Colin Blunstone, lead singer of The Zombies, who are currently on tour celebrating the band's 50th anniversary!


Hella Hungarian Hip-Hop: Part One
Friday, August 3rd, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For this week's episode of "Put the Needle on the Record," Billy Jam travels to Budapest, Hungary for the first in a two part series from the Central European country to unearth underground Hungarian hip-hop, and produce a live hip-hop session with American transplants Community Education from the studios of Tilos [pronounced Tilosh] Radio - the Budapest community radio station that bases its operation on the WFMU model.


Jonathan Cummins
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

You may know him as the guitarist for the awesomely poptastic Doughboys in the 80's/90s, or in Bionic at the "turn of the century" or PERHAPS you're already schooled in USA Out of Vietnam, his new band. Either way, Mr. Cummins will be kicking ass with a killer playlist on the PEER PRESSURE segment of Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine starting at 1pm! Listeners will be able to ask him questions via the LIVE interactive playlist.


No Class and Dark Ages
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012, 3am - 6am
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week on Distort Jersey City we have a split set from the two hardest bands from Kansas City, Missouri, No Class and Dark Ages. Boredom tends to produce the best hardcore punk... Both bands have a similar vibe, while Dark Ages tends to be a little catchier while No Class tends to be really, really ignorant. Recommended for fans of bashing your head against a wall repeatedly and loud, abrasive hardcore. Dark Ages are on Sorry State Records and No Class are on Deranged Records. Tired, bored, angry and violent. Be prepared to uncontrollably mosh your bedroom, car, cubicle, sidewalk, or wherever you may be living out the bleak monotony of your mortal existence.


Magzilla and BATHAUS
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on
Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Maggie Cavallo (Magzilla) and Ashley Capachione (BATHAUS) are two homies conjuring up sounds & experiences in Boston, MA. They work individually and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary, multi-media collective creating work though the cumulative fusion of sound, visuals and performance.


Experimental Cassette Culture with Ryan Martin from DAIS Records
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Brooklynite and avid tape fan Ryan Martin (DAIS Records, Robert & Leopold Tapes, member of York Factory Complaint and DeTrop) returns to Brian's show for a third year sporting another heady batch of way-out cassettes from his archives. Lots of experimental sounds past and present accompanied by some scholarly observations by Mr. Martin. Playlisted photos of the tape art will be on display for listeners live yet again (postponed from July 10th)


Zaïmph
Monday, July 30th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Zaïmph is the solo guitar project of the prolific experimentalist Marcia Bassett, who has visited the Airborne Event before as a member of the Double Leopards, the duo Zaika with Tom Carter of Charalambides, and Shackamaxon. Her recent duo record with Samara Lubelski has been roiling the airwaves at WFMU, and she visits on the heels of a new release from Zaïmph. Perhaps the closest one can come to describing Zaïmph's music is simply to explain that the project takes its name from a sacred object imbued with both dread and bliss -- the mysterious veil of the moon-goddess Tanit of Carthage.


Tommy Lee & Hannibal Burress
Monday, July 30th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Tommy Lee (Los Angeles, CA) and comedian Hannibal Buress (Chicago, IL) ! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo !


Interview with Jonathan Sterne
Monday, July 30th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Radio Free Culture
Benjamen Walker interviews author Jonathan Sterne, who wrote "The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction" (Duke, 2003), and "MP3: The Meaning of a Format" (Duke 2012), and numerous articles on media, technologies and the politics of culture. Jonathan teaches in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science Program at McGill University. He is also the editor of "The Sound Studies Reader" (Routledge, 2012).


Jealousy
Monday, July 30th, 2012, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show
The San Fran-based Jealousy summons muses such as Spacemen 3, Throbbing Gristle and Neu! with little more than a bass guitar, a theremin, and some mysterious and indistinct vocalising. For this, their second visit to WFMU, they're in very exploratory mode, mostly improvising songs on the spot and spelunking through some very dark caves. Look out for 2 soon-to-be released recordings on Moniker Records, including a split with Psychedelic Horseshit and Jennifer Herrema.


Istanbulive: Selda and friends (live remote broadcast from Lincoln Center Out of Doors)
Saturday, July 28th, 2012, 6pm - 10pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

WFMU returns to Lincoln Center's Damrosch Bandshell to broadcast the fourth annual Istanbulive - a musical celebration of Turkey.  This year's Istanbulive is the most exciting yet:  The headliner is legendary Anatolian folk-rocker Selda Bağcan, making her US debut after a 40 year career.  Earlier in the evening we'll hear from Ilhan Ersahin’s Wonderland, the Turkish-roots project of the saxophonist / club and label maven (NuBlu), producer (Wax Poetic) - featuring Turkish Roma (Gypsy) clarinet wizard Hüsnü Şenlendirici.  And opening the show will be The Secret Trio, a virtuosic mult-culti trio that bridges traditional and contemporary Mediterranean, East European and Turkish music.  The concert, like all Lincoln Center Out of Doors events, is free.  So join us there, or tune in for a very special evening of Turkish-tinged global music.


Summer Music Spectacular with Beach Boys expert, author Jon Stebbins
Saturday, July 28th, 2012, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael spins two hours of music celebrating Summer, and will chat with special guest Jon Stebbins, music journalist whose new book is titled "The Beach Boys FAQ."


Live broadcast from Austin, TX
Friday, July 27th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
on
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine
Mr. Fine Wine will be doing a live edition of Downtown Soulville at Antone's Record Shop in Austin, Texas.


Alan Dubin (GNAW, Khanate, O.L.D.), Guest DJ
Thursday, July 26th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Thursday, July 26th from 1-2:30 PM, Alan Dubin, the voice associated with some of the most terrifying music ever, will be guest DJing on the Peer Pressure segment of Diane’s Kamikaze Fun Machine on WFMU.

Listeners can ask Alan questions LIVE on the online playlist during the program! Tune in and hear what's between the ears of this vocal sh*tstorm while Diane picks his brain and Alan picks the music!


Kieran Turner, writer/director of "Jobriath A.D."
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

The new documentary Jobriath A.D. delves into the life and legacy of '70s glam-rocker Jobriath in a way that's never been done before. Known variously as "The American Bowie,' 'The True Fairy of Rock & Roll, 'Hype of the Year" -- as well as the first openly gay rock star -- Jobriath recorded two albums before the overwrought hype bubble burst. He subsequently moved to the Chelsea Hotel and tried remaking himself as "Cole Berlin," a Weimar-era cabaret singer, before passing away in July 1983 of AIDS-related illnesses. In the years since his death he has been cited as an influence by The Pet Shop Boys, Gary Numan, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, and Morrissey.

Jobriath A.D. weaves together interviews, archival material and animation, and it has already received critical acclaim on the festival circuit. It will have its NYC premiere on Saturday, July 28, as part of Lincoln Center's NewFest 2012. Writer/director Kieran Turner will join Evan "Funk" Davies to discuss the film (and share some rare bootleg recordings!) on Wednesday night, July 25th. Don't miss it!


SSD at the UCB with Pat Cooper, Kyle McDonald & Tammy Faye Starlite
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Ken & Andy return to the stage of the UCB Theater this Wed, July 25th at 6pm for another live episode of Seven Second Delay. Joining Ken and Andy will be legendary comedian Pat Cooper, NYU Professor, Artist & Secret Service Interviewee Kyle McDonald, Hypnotist Steve Marino, and musical guests Tammy Faye Starlite! The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.


Dr. Jimmy & Mr. Jim
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Dave Marsh joins Chris T. to discuss Quadrophenia & Aurora.


Black Sea Hotel and Hallock Hill on Airborne Event, live from the Castello Plan
Monday, July 23rd, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
The third installment of what's shaping up to be a monthly remote Airborne Event broadcast from Ditmas Park's Castello Plan restaurant. On July 23rd, Dan is delighted to welcome Black Sea Hotel, a NYC ensemble singing a capella Balkan music rooted in the tradition of Bulgarian women’s choirs. By turns delicate and gutsy, the group masterfully works through folk songs and modern arrangements. We will also hear the live debut of Hallock Hill, a solo acoustic guitar and electronics project of Tom Lecky. His albums "The Union" and "There He Unforeseen" have generated a lot of buzz. Hallock Hill presents intimate guitar environments that seem like they'd fit into the guitar soli tradition, but speak in a completely unique voice without real precedent. Listen on WFMU or join us live at Castello Plan, 1213 Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn by the Cortelyou Road Q train stop.


The New York Dolls
Monday, July 23rd, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with David Johansen of The New York Dolls! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Dirty Beaches
Monday, July 23rd, 2012, 3:01pm - 6pm
on Scott Williams's show

Dirty Beaches is the rockabilly-nowave-hiphop project of Alex Zhang Hungtai, a bicoastal Canadian of Taiwanese birth and no place of his own. Dirty Beaches play displacement anthems for biker westerns starring Alan Vega and directed by David Lynch. A series of cassettes and split releases with folks like U.S. Girls and Ela Orleans lead to 2011's full-length "Badlands", an instant FMU hit and one of Scott's top records of the year.


Lee Feldman
Monday, July 23rd, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

For "Album No. 4: Trying to Put the Things Together that Never Been Together Before," Lee Feldman travels familiar musical territory with another great collection of tunes that are sweet and funny, poignant and absurd. In Lee's latest newsletter, The Feldman, he asks,"Why make something as expensive and labor intensive as a hi-fi CD and put it into an over-saturated music market in a post-compensation society?" Even though the music business has not been especially kind to Lee, it's probably because he's totally driven to do it, as a self-described "pianist, songwriter, teacher, student, collaborator, franchise owner, Brooklynite and a fully effective nice fellow." Lee Feldman drops by WFMU's "Love Room" to play live and chat about the new album and his other musical ventures.


Thought Broadcast
Saturday, July 21st, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Sounding like a lost gem from the Vanity Records catalog or an unearthed DIY cassette of yore, Thought Broadcast's primitive electronics pulsate with suspense. Who needs movie night as Ravi Binning's machines turn your Saturday night into a soundtrack of decrepit generator buzz, creaky loops, cracked rhythm boxes, and electric dread? Tune in! Thought Broadcast has a limited edition S/T LP out now on Olde English Spelling Bee with Emergency Stairway coming this September on Editions Mego.


Jonah Parzen-Johnson and the Exposed Blues Duo
Friday, July 20th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
A Summer Spectacular of Dismantled Americana! Piedmont Blues and Appalachian Folk melt into American Avant Garde with live sets from Jonah Parzen-Johnson and the Exposed Blues Duo.

Jonah Parzen-Johnson grew up on the South Side of Chicago surrounded by the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and South Side music community. His music for solo baritone saxophone depicts a meticulously constructed world of warm memories recalled in a cold present, as he melds the evocative nature of American Folk music with the chilling power of experimentalism.

Vocalist Fay Victor formed Exposed Blues Duo with guitarist Anders Nilsson five years ago in order to explore the blues and enter its nasty, yearning, humorous world, performing open-ended versions, running the gamut from a whisper to a scream of Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Boy Fuller, the Doors, traditionalism and free improvisation.


CON-Mythology
Friday, July 20th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Ken Montgomery, aka Gen Ken, joins us on-air to promote a week-long, multi-venue series of events to celebrate the life and work of his friend and collaborator Conrad Schnitzler. Schnitzler (who passed away in 2011), was a driving, founding force in electronic and avant-garde music, and instrumental in the christening of the Krautrock movement, performance art, and "industrial" music, now more commonly referred to as "noise" or "sound art." Events planned include film screenings, cassette CON-certs, and a whole lot more, running from 7/24-7/30 in New York City, and streaming live on the Web. More information to come during the broadcast, as well as a live-mixed cassette CON-cert from Ken! Also see the event page.


Brad Davidson
Thursday, July 19th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Bassist of the Wipers, the recent Phantom Ratio, and who also did a stint with Jesus and Mary Chain, Brad comes to the program with a pedigree of musical tastes and background that listeners will want to know about! Listeners will be able to ask him questions via the accuplaylist in real time! Show starts at noon, Brad will be on the Peer Pressure segment, which starts at 1pm.


Ashland Mines aka DJ Total Freedom
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
on Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture

On Mudd Up! this Wednesday, artist & musicians Ashland Mines aka DJ Total Freedom will stop by the show to discuss his creative approach to DJing, the ongoing performance installation at Suzanne Geiss gallery which he organized, as well as talk about Los Angeles, the role of collaboration in his work, and more.


Debo Band live set for Duane's 1st annual Martini Lunch party
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane Train
Duane and special guests Tummy Touch head honcho Tim Love Lee, Brooklyn DJ Tiffany Krunk Pony, and others join Duane as they revisit an ol' time-tested tradition of the Martini Lunch on air. They'll spin records, shake up some elixirs, and just generally have a gay old time. The Boston Based 10-piece Ethio-Ethno outfit Debo Band, also will swing by to play live. They have a killer debut album out now on Sub Pop that requires your immediate attention.


California X
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

This week we get a visit from California X hailing from Western Massachusetts. With a single out and a 12 inch on the way, we get a taste of a fresh as hell rock and roll band that I'm sure we are only going to keep hearing. Cali X play fuzzed out, crunchy guitar rock with super catchy riffs and vocals. They kind of sound like if Milk Music lived on the east coast and never played hacky sack, ever. Tune in for five tracks of excellent punk rock coming out of one of the coolest spots in America for true underground music.


Allison Williams
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Allison Williams is an oldtime musician, audio engineer, and hedgerow folklorist. She has hosted the Cumberland Trail radio show, on east Tennessee's WDVX, and DJed at the only lesbian bar in the Arkansas Ozarks, where she was fired for not playing enough Shania Twain.


Switchblades & Barclays!
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. is joined by legendary author of all things Juvenile Delinquent, Harlan Ellison, whose new book "Pulling a Train" is out now from Kicks (the Norton Records imprint). And then the Angry Accountant is back for round 2 of our Libor discussion!


Caroline Gorman
Monday, July 16th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
on
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
Possessing a maturity and musicality that belies her age, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Caroline Gorman is quickly making a name for herself in the teenage indie music scene. She'll be stopping by to chat, play DJ, and perform songs from her debut album "Portrait Of A Picture Of A Person". Fans of Suzanne Vega, Aimee Mann, and Liz Phair - take notice.


DJ Premier
Monday, July 16th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Producer DJ Premier (Brooklyn, NY)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Clare and the Reasons
Monday, July 16th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

After two endearing albums of sweet-voiced tunes, Brooklyn-based Clare and the Reasons uprooted to Berlin to inspire their next release. Inspiration came in the form of their 1968 Schwalbe moped model KR-51s, which Clare, Olivier and Bob used to motor throughout the city they called, "a blurred filmstrip of cobblestones, trees, and graffiti." Clare and the Reasons then went to the German village of Haldern-Rees to record the album, "KR-51." The resulting music is a lush pastiche of Olivier's Paris conservatory training with pop overtones, Bob's secret mastery of Yngwie Malmsteen’s guitar solos, Clare's vocal upbringing in the Muldaur family tinted by her love of Lotte Lenya and Kate Bush, and the ancient/modern culture of Berlin. Clare and the Reasons play live on Irene's show.


TWO bands- Lame Drivers/ Home Blitz
Saturday, July 14th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Last year, Jason Sigal's Lame Drivers released "Cruisin' Classics 2003-2010," a free Creative Commons mp3 sampler that was Terre's #1 self-release of 2011. Filled with hooks, Lame Drivers songs are like a mashup all the best rock elements, from punk and power-pop, to classic indie and international psych. With bassist Joe Posner and drummer Jeff Wood, Lame Drivers tour the coasts this summer to support their "Flexi-Starter, a flexi-disc series and debut LP.

Home Blitz surfaced in the mid-2000s as the home recording project of Daniel DiMaggio, a British scouser trapped in a latent New Jersey teenager’s body. Pretty much as lo-fi as you can get without the tape disintegrating, Home Blitz songs bristle with the sort of nervous energy that powered groups like the Feelies and Game Theory. When they power through it in the live setting (with guitarist Theresa Smith, bassist Jason Sigal and teenage drummer Henry Hynes in tow), they become the greatest band on the East Coast for that moment. The new Home Blitz 12" EP "Frozen Track" is out July 17th on Mexican Summer, followed by an East coast tour.


Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Producer Ken Caillat
Saturday, July 14th, 2012, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with record producer Ken Caillat whose new book "Making Rumours" tells the full first hand story of what really went into recording Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" (endless partying, relationship dramas, creative struggles). The album took twelve months to finish, employed seven recording studios, cost nearly a million dollars and would go on have four top ten singles and win the Grammy for Best Album in 1977.


Miniature Minotaurs Third Friday the Thirteenth Special
Friday, July 13th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Miniature Minotaurs marks the third and final Friday the 13th of 2012 with a special remix call-out! Download the submissions from the previous MM Friday the 13th specials (Thelonious Monk and Jason Voorhees) and send your megamix to miniature.minotaurs [at] gmail [dot] com by July 10th to be a part of this epic and historic broadcast.


Chris Forsyth
Friday, July 13th, 2012, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

In the midst of a US tour to celebrate his new Northern-Spy release "Kenzo Deluxe," Chris Forsyth returns to WFMU to lace us with his idiosyncratic psychedelic guitar stylings. Chris plays within a long tradition of American/UK blues & folk guitarists and yet is restlessly searching for other planes of there. Tune in, drop out, etc. etc.


Jesse Jarnow, author of "Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock"
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Yo La Tengo are certainly no strangers to WFMU or WFMU listeners, but it's doubtful that even the most ardent fan is aware of all the historic details and decade-spanning connections uncovered in the fascinating new book Big Day Coming. Music writer and, yes, WFMU DJ Jesse Jarnow links the lengthy and at times meandering rise of YLT to such hallowed institutions as Maxwell's, New York Rocker, Matador Records and many more; tune in on Wednesday night, July 11th, as Jesse and EFD discuss the book and play music from YLT and others!


Tunde Adebimpe
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on Lamin

Tunde Adebimpe is a musician, actor, and visual artist (best known as lead singer of TV on the Radio). He'll be stopping by Lamin's show to play records and maybe talk about musical influences, music technology, current projects, inspirations, etc.


Vela Phelan
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on
Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Vela is an active member of the New England performance/art community both through the MEME gallery, as a member of the noise/performance group GangClanMafia and as a solo installation artist and performer. He creates energy from objects, sounds and actions while blending subconscious with spirit and allowing the unknown to present itself. He'll cohost with Jesse as they broadcast live from Roxbury, MA for two hours of song trading.


Angry Accountant Howie Seligman
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
The Angry Accountant Howie Seligman returns to Aerial View to talk Money & Happiness, LIBOR & scandal and more!


Theme for an Imaginary Nachum Segal Fill-in
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Three hours of Israeli psych, prog, and experimental music.


John Lurie
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
The fabulous John Lurie will visit This is the Modern World with Trouble, 9am-noon. John Lurie, the musician: leader of the Lounge Lizards. John Lurie, the actor: 'Stranger than Paradise', 'Down by Law', 'Fishing with John'. John Lurie, the artist. But most importantly John Lurie: the fabulous Guest. This is his second visit out to WFMU and he is a great interview, do not miss this!


Bombay Rickey
Monday, July 9th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Airborne Event is delighted to host Bombay Rickey at the WFMU studios. What began as an idea for an Yma Sumac cover band morphed into the cumbia-surf-guitar-spaghetti-western soundtrack to a Bollywood noir film from the 1960s that never existed. A few Yma Sumac and other covers speckle a repertoire mostly composed by singer/accordionist Kamala Sankaram [pronounced SHANkar-um], guitarist Drew Fleming, reeds player Jeff Hudgins, bassist Gil Smuskowitz, and percussionist Timothy Quigley. You can see Bombay Rickey at Barbès on Thursday July 5th and Branded Saloon on Friday July 13th, and in between you can catch them on Airborne Event. Too much Bombay Rickey is not possible!


Richard Wolff
Monday, July 9th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
on
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
A cross between Syd Barrett & Harry Potter, Richard Wolff is a young singer-songwriter whose words and music do not belong to any existing genre. He'll be stopping by to play live, talk about music, and explain to us the mysteries of scorpions & giant spiders.


Roger Allen: All Cassette Show
Monday, July 9th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Roger Allen brings in a pile of cassettes for Nardwuar to play! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Guitarist Matt Munisteri
Monday, July 9th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Noted ace guitarist, singer, and songwriter Matt Munisteri has been described as having a "Pre-War Heart" when it comes to musical passions. Matt has played with a lot of current jazz notables, like violinist Mark O'Connor, Steven Bernstein, "Little" Jimmy Scott, Geoff Muldaur and bandleader/arranger Vince Giordano, who did the music for "Boardwalk Empire." But latest passion goes back to the 1920's with pianist/arranger Willard Robison, whose music Munisteri brings to life on his latest CD "“Still Runninʼ ʻRound in The Wilderness.” Matt Munisteri plays live and talks about the importance of Willard Robison's music.


Belle & Sebastian's Stevie Jackson AND The English Beat's Dave Wakeling AND film maker Stan Warnow!
Saturday, July 7th, 2012, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Belle & Sebastian's Stevie Jackson about his brand new debut new solo album "(I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson" AND Michael talks to The English Beat's Dave Wakeling about the band’s new retrospective box set and current tour. Michael also chats with film maker Stan Warnow, about his new documentary film ‘Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott’, which is opening in NY on July 13th at the QUAD CINEMA.


Meg Baird
Saturday, July 7th, 2012, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Singer-songwriter Meg Baird is a member of the band Espers and also half of the Baird Sisters with sister Laura. Meg has released two gorgeous solo LPs, "Dear Companion", and "Seasons on Earth". As a singer, she will call to mind some of the greats of both the American and UK folk tradition. As a guitarist, she is quiet yet dazzling. She moves effortlessly between her own poetic songs and covers, making them indelibly hers. We were treated to five songs from her two solo albums on a recent trip to the WFMU studios, and spent time chatting as well. Vinyl hounds note that the Baird Sisters have a new release on the Grapefruit label.


Mike Viola
Friday, July 6th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook

The 'Hook welcomes back Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter Mike Viola for a special live acoustic session. His unstoppable schedule this past year has included touring Europe and the U.S., and releasing 2 albums while continuing to write music for film and television such as the new ABC Family series "Bunheads" and NBC's "The Voice". His association with WFMU recently yielded a cover of Andrew Gold's "Lonely Boy" for Michael Shelley's amazing marathon compilation of covers, and his last electric appearance on Pseu's program became an instant classic available on the Free Music Archive.


Disco Indepen-dance Party!
Wednesday, July 4th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to dance up a storm, tune in to the 4th sort-of-annual EFD Disco Dance Party! You'll hear old-school classics along with some lost gems you'll wish you'd heard 30 years ago! Watch the fireworks reflect off your mirror ball while you celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of the perfect beat starting at 9pm on the 4th of July!


Casanovas in Heat
Wednesday, July 4th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

Casanovas in Heat from Boston, MA sound like if you were in the 8th grade and wanted to start a really catchy and upbeat punk band because you were listening to everything on early '90s Epitaph, and then you were in your early 20's and actually did start that band. Members of Boston powerhouses Male Nurses, Subclinix, and probably a bunch of others. They have been compared to The Replacements, which does hold some water. Their demo tape is fantastic and they have an upcoming EP on Deranged Records. Tune in for the great jams, stay for the Dorchester accents.


The Old Codger fills in for Mac
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
Since he last appeared on WFMU, the Old Codger has had five additional mid-life crises. But he's weathered the storms to emerge as crusty and cranky as ever. The Codger fills in for Mac's Antique Phonograph Hour on Tuesday, July 3, from 8-9pm (Eastern). With his usual delicate touch, he will be playing 78 rpm records like they're goin' outta style.


The Union Square Round Table
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
At irregular intervals, The Union Square Round Table puts on a show that is mostly comedy. They say "We reserve the right to claim that not everything we do is comedy so that we have an 'out.'"



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