Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Only Todd-O-Phonic Todd would have the audacity to book Audacity. This Fullerton, California quartet celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band before they were old enough to rent cars. While becoming adults might mean having a more sophisticated worldview or more artistic discipline, it hasn’t tempered Audacity’s frenzied mishmash of garage rock, power pop, and proto-punk. Catch Audacity on Burger Records and in Brooklyn on 4/13 at Shea Stadium and 4/14 at Baby's All Right.

Jan St. Werner
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Whether as a member of Mouse on Mars, Microstoria or Von Sudenfed, or performing solo as Lithops, Noisemashinetapes, or himself, Jan St. Werner has been creating great music since 1992. His latest album, Felder (Fiepblatter Catalogue #4) has just been released on Thrill Jockey. Jan describes Felder (“fields” in German) as “unstable territories . . . musical situations without distinct boundaries happening simultaneously but not necessarily synced. It is possible to interpret Felder without using any of the original material. The rework can be played by a brass band or read as a story. It can also be a collaborative performance or an electronic playback piece for a radio station or a sound installation in a gallery or someone’s living room . . .”

The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass is floating somewhere above Cloud 9 as we present three hours of Felder-related material. The evening starts off with an interview with Jan, followed by Jan's reworking of sounds recorded at WFMU and its environs integrated with material from Felder, and then a number of reworkings/reactions to the WFMU/Felder piece by various DJs.

A list of Felder interventions through the month of April (including several in the New York area) is here.

For more about Jan and his recent activities please go here.

DJ Mike Q
Thursday, April 21st, 2016, 3am - 6am
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
Things are about to get hunty at WFMU as Champ Sound welcomes producer and DJ Mike Q to the studio. A mainstay of the ballroom scene in New York and New Jersey, Mike Q makes the beats that set the tone at parties for young, queer, drag queens known as Vogue Balls. While the ballroom scene has been active in New York City and beyond since the 1960's, Mike Q is at the forefront of a new generation in ballroom culture finding it's voice and sharing a uniquely fierce stye with the world. In addition to his prolific work as a producer and record label boss, Mike Q is, with no exaggeration, one of the best live DJs currently active in the world. Guaranteed to give you life!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on DIFM (Do It For Me) with Pseu Braun
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
#DIFM celebrates 4-20 with very special guests, experimental hip-hop outfit Dälek. Six amazing albums and a collaboration with krautrockers Faust under their belt, Dälek is back with a new album "Asphalt for Eden" dropping 4/22.

Joe Frank - "Karma #1"
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. April 20th we'll air an episode entitled "Karma #1," from Joe's The Other Side series. After Joe breaks up with his trophy girlfriend, an actress named Kate, he explains how he got involved with Kate in the first place. He then discloses unsavory incidents with other women that foreshadowed why his relationship with Kate was doomed, and invites listeners to pass judgment on his creepy behavior.

Steven Julien
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, Noon - 3pm
The Duane Train
Duane Train is happy to welcome London based producer/DJ Steven Julien to the program. Julien aka Funkineven first surfaced in 2009, during a time when young UK producers were often being lumped together because of a single commonality—they weren't making dubstep. And though it's true that Funkineven wasn't making dubstep, it's also true—and far more interesting—that the London-based producer never sounded much like any of his peers, either. While his contemporaries flirted with R&B, or big-room house, or abstract grime, Funkineven forged his own path, one which combined a raw, analog sensibility with the sounds of electro, '80s funk, and acid. Initially affiliated with the Eglo camp, Julien eventually formed his own label, Apron Records, which has become a reliable outlet in its own right, not only for Funkineven releases, but also as a home base for talents like Seven Davis Jr and Greg Beato, Devin Dare. Julien has also proven to be an avid collaborator over the years, having worked with Fatima, Delroy Edwards, and, most notably, Kyle Hall, with whom he creates the unapologetically raw sounds of FunkinEvil. His self-titled Debut album is due out this fall and the Duane Train is excited to have him aboard to guest conduct the train this week.

Noise Bliss-Out #4
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

It's been ~1 year since My Castle of Quiet did this last. Number four in a series, three hours of programming wholly devoted to the magic carpet of pummel & surge, pain & abandon. Selections from New Blockaders, The Haters, KK Null, and their ilk—plenty of newer artists and surprises as well! Strap in and put on your wizard hat.

Guitarist Glenn Jones
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

After many years with the post-rock ensemble Cul De Sac, guitarist Glenn Jones sent himself down the path of alternative tunings, eventually leading to his full embrace of the American Primitive playing style. His newest album, "Fleeting," was recorded almost literally on the banks of Rancocas Creek in Mount Holly, New Jersey, incorporating a comfortable environmental feeling to his music. Just prior to a European tour Glenn Jones stops by to play a few tunes on WFMU.

Homer Flynn (Manager of The Residents)
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Homer Flynn, manager of the infamous yet still anonymous sound and video art collective The Residents, joins Devon to discuss their 40th Anniversary Shadowland tour, which hits The Gramercy Theater on April 26 along with a pre-concert screening of Don Hardy's new documentary "Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents." The film includes unprecedented archives and interviews with the band's inner circle and superfans Matt Groening, Penn Jillette and Mickey Melchiondo Jr. of Ween obsessed with the group's 60+ albums, films, home recordings, video productions, animations, CD-Roms, laserdiscs, podcasts and web series. But, the most pressing question remains "Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats?"

Andy Breckman
Monday, April 18th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
This Monday Dave welcomes, after months of heated negotiations, Andy Breckman, whom you no doubt know from the popular Seven Second Delay program, the free clinic, and other places too probably. Pull your loved ones close as Dave and Andy take things to the next level, give the finger to that level, and keep on going to next level after that.

A Visit to the 2015 Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo - Part 3 of 3
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Rainforest World Music Festival takes place every summer at the fascinating Sarawak Cultural Village outside of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, on the spectacular tropical island of Borneo. It's a fabulous festival at a remarkable site and Rob was fortunate enough to be invited by the Sarawak Tourism Board to attend last August. Tonight's show looks at the final day of the three-day gathering, with concert excerpts and sound bites from the festival. For more, check the archives for Rob's shows covering days one and two of the festival.

Tacocat PLUS Jon Langford
Saturday, April 16th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Tacocat performs their incredibly catchy pop on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Hanging out with Tacocat and listening to Tacocat are remarkably similar experiences, like the best party you’ve ever been to, where, instead of jostling for social position, everyone just wants to eat candy and talk about Sassy Magazine, sci-fi, cultural dynamic shifts, and bad experiences with men. Be sure and check out Tacocat's wonderful new album "Lost Time" out April 1st on Hardly Art and catch them at The Mercury Lounge on April 12th and Palisades on April 13th.

Jon Langford, equally talented as a musician, artist and beer drinker, returns to the WFMU Airwaves to shoot the breeze, play some records and perhaps hoist a few with Todd-O-Phonic Todd. Be sure and catch Jon's second most well-known band The Waco Bros. when they perform at Monty Hall later that same evening. And be sure to check out The Wacos excellent new release, Going Down In History, on Bloodshot Records.

See Hearty Talk! "The Genius of Travel"
Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
Miracle Nutrition with Hearty White (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Travel back in time slightly to see and hear Hearty White’s appearance at Monty Hall during the WFMU marathon when he presented his show entitled “The Genius of Travel” which examines the idea that a better way to cut a cake might not be the best way to cut a cake. The video will appear on the WFMU apps, the homepage and Hearty's playlist page on April 14th at 7pm.

Richard Hell
Thursday, April 14th, 2016, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Richard Hell will be Diane's special guest today, and he will be talking about the upcoming concerts at City Winery (May 4 and May 7) for Ivan Julian's medical benefit.

Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 3am - 6am
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
Veteran Jersey Club producer Jayhood joins DJ Guy on Champ Sound. A cornerstone of the Jersey scene for years, Jayhood's productions and DJ sets have helped to shape and define the sound of Club music in Jersey and around the world. Expect to hear original productions, some hits and some new exclusive material all mixed live in the studio. Tune in and learn the newest dances for the summer before all your friends! Crucial radio!

Peter Salomone of The Walk of Life Project
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Peter Salomone, curator of "The Walk of Life Project," strongly believes that Dire Straits' 1985 anthem "Walk of Life" makes every movie's ending better. After pondering the idea for a couple years, Salomone put his hypothesis to the test by adding the song to the finales of 52 film conclusions, ranging from classic to contemporary, Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" to George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road." Some like "Star Wars: A New Hope" work all too well while "Halloween" borders on comical, and still others, e.g., "Casablanca" and "Psycho," teeter on passing the test. If anything, the experiment proves outright how important and powerful music choices are to any film. Film and music lovers alike are encouraged to test his theory on the website as well as submit their own.

Listener John from Union County, Special co-host
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016, 6pm - 7pm
Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.
Live in Studio A! Listener John from Union County, winner of the Sportsy Talk 2016 NCAA Bracket Challenge, joins The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today as special guest cohost! We love our Listeners -- especially the ones who know more about sports than we do. And also the ones who know less.

Frow Show 20th Anniversary with Matthew Van Brink
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016, Midnight - 3am
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
One score, three radio stations, and one podcast ago (with a few years off here and there) The Frow Show lurched into freeform life on a closed-circuit high school radio station. Its name and theme song arrived not long thereafter, sometime in the spring of 1996, following a incident with bluegrass music and local non-freeform nogoodniks. Matthew Van Brink, theme writer, composer, and longtime comrade returns to the Frow-waves for the first time in decades with accordion drones, perhaps a new jingle or two, at least one live rendition of the Frow Show theme, and more.

Monday, April 11th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes New York City-based indie rock band Gladshot, whose latest EP "Maxwell's Cool Demon" was produced by Jersey City's own John Agnello, to Studio A to break out the hits in the popular stripped-down format that both young and old can't get enough of. Also, Danne D is back on phones and Dave will just have to deal with that.

Pakistani Sufi-rock guitar god Mekaal Hasan
Saturday, April 9th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

This week: A visit with Pakistani guitar god Mekaal Hasan. Hasan's Indo-Pakistani Sufi-rock band MHB - propelled by his smoldering guitar workouts and the power-packed vocals of Sharmistha Chatterjee - is on tour this month, with a stop at Joe's Pub on Friday night April 22.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

The Seattle three-piece Wimps​, with members of Butts, The Intelligence, and Meth Teeth,​ return to The Evan "Funk" Davies show​ this coming Wednesday night! They're currently on tour ​supporting their latest album Suitcase (Kill Rock Stars), which has been described as "a 27-minute uprising of stupid fun," ​and you can expect more of the same when Wimps bring their angular deadpan punk sound back to the WFMU airwaves. Tune in to WFMU this coming Wednesday night at 9pm for a live set from Wimps!

Joe Frank - "A Bottle for a Headstone"
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. April 6th we'll air an episode entitled "A Bottle for a Headstone." Joe cunningly seduces a woman abandoned by her husband, then finds himself unable to escape her clutches. He loses his long-time girlfriend because of his serial infidelities, then hooks up with a porn star known for her highly academic and philosophical adult films. A Jewish altar boy, violated by a priest, joins a motorcycle gang, becomes a professional mime and is visited by a beautiful stranger.

Pink Mass
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

It's always appreciated when good metal comes with a show. Pink Mass then, are grindcore dinner theatre. This NJ band has taken the time to hone their song craft, the result being one of the best grind records of this year, SLVT KVLT—a nonstop barrage of naughty, catchy, pounding pink energy—Scum-era Napalm Death meets Gwar in a porno shop, sort of. … Pink Mass are coming to My Castle of Quiet, butt cracks and cutting riffs all together, for an exclusive LIVE performance tonight. Be there! ...especially if you're part of that growing intersection of people who appreciate great metal, and men in black-leather gimp masks & chaps.

Mark Wingfield and Kevin Kastning
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
Irene Trudel's show
Jazz-inflected guitar with heavily edgy but atmospheric overtones is how you might describe Mark Wingfield's performance style. Wingfield is based in the UK, and frequently collaborates with Kevin Kastning, a master of multi-stringed contra-guitars. Mark and Kevin recently released "Eleven Rooms," a collaborative album inspired by the art of Johannes Vermeer. Mark Wingfield and Kevin Kastning visited recently to celebrate the album's release and recorded a set of improvisational guitar pieces for Irene's show.

Vinnie Favale on the 2016 Asbury Park Music in Film Festival
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Devon welcomes Vinnie Favale, VP of CBS Late Night and Asbury Park Music in Film Festival Board Member, to discuss the Festival's second year on April 8-10 in Asbury Park, NJ. The Festival kicks off with the NJ premiere of “Miles Ahead” followed by Q&A with director/star Don Cheadle and a performance by Vince Wilburn, Jr. and Keyon Harrold. Other highlights include documentary screenings, Q&As and performances relating to Son House and Skip James, Colin Hay of Men at Work, Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, Jeff Buckley, Linda Chorney, and Joe Grushecky. The finale includes a performance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Tangiers Blues Band at The Stone Pony. Check for the schedule and tickets.

Laura Hill
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, 6pm - 7pm
Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.
TODAY on Sportsy Talk: Our Special Guest for Yankees' Opening Day—the CEO of the Bronwyn C. Make-a-Wish Foundation, and inspiration for the Sportsy Talk Scorebook, Ms. Laura Hill! She'll kick off the 2016 season by taking calls on all things baseball.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

In their most recent release entitled "Spooks" (Moniker Records) Chicago experimental/industrial rock vets ONO have created a frighteningly cogent artistic interpretation of America's race problem through the ages. Particularly poignant in light of recent news events, ONO's dark sounds and subversive proclamations will alternately give you chills and leave you bobbing your head and pumping your fist.

Lukas Kaiser
Monday, April 4th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave returns from a weekend in the woods to welcome comedian Lukas Kaiser, the man responsible for bringing the book "Macho Sluts" to Dave's attention, back to studio A for a record third appearance. Pull your loved ones close!

8th Annual All Covers Show Show with Live Set by Sarah Murcia (Kurt Gottschalk fills in for Therese)
Monday, April 4th, 2016, Midnight - 3am
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Miniature Minotaurs returns to the airwaves filling in for Therese with the 8th Annual All Covers Show Show with a live set by Sarah Murcia's Never Mind the Future playing all Sex Pistols covers.

The Lopez
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, 6am - 9am
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Pittsburgh-based duo the Lopez play a delightfully uncategorizable take on scuzzy, bratty, hook-filled rock. Throwing synths and drum machines into the mix and penning odes to their cat, the Pittsburgh-based outfit are as much spiritual heirs to the sort of everything-and-the-kitchen sink approach of '90s stalwarts like the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion or Dub Narcotic Sound System as they are products of the current garage punk scene. The Lopez barnstormed their way up the east coast and back recently, and found some time to drop by WFMU to play a few songs along the way.

Live from Barbes in Park Slope - Global Sounds of NYC
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Join Rob and illustrious co-host / tech guru Irene Trudel at Barbes, the music-lover's haven at 9th St and 6th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn for a jam-packed four-act evening of sounds from around the world. Admission is free of charge!

- Neel Murgai, sitar and Sameer Gupta, tabla of the Brooklyn Raga Massive collective open the show with the sublime classical sounds of India;

- Sofie Salonika concocts captivating Sephardic / Balkan / jazz / improv blends;

- Bulla en el Barrio rocks the Afro-Colombian percussive roots;

- and Innov Gnawa takes it home with cathartic Moroccan Gnawa spiritual music

Join us at Barbes or via the airwaves for three solid hours of music. And if you do make it to Barbes, if the great music (free of charge) isn't enough, we'll be giving away free FMU swag too!

Sid Griffin
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Sid Griffin of The Long Ryders (and author of books on Dylan and Gram Parsons) joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss the epic 4 CD Long Ryders box set, "Final Wild Songs," released by Cherry Red. Find out if Sid is still looking for Lewis and Clark and hear all about The Long Ryders reunion.

Jimmy Curtiss
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Jimmy Curtiss - whose long and prolific career started in the late 1950s with the doo-wop group The Emjays, includes stints writing commercial jingles (Yum Yum Bumble Bee, Bumble Bee Tuna...), three albums as a member of psychedelic-folk-rockers The Hobbits, the cult classic 1969 psych-pop solo lp "Life" and the truly amazing 1967 bubblegum cult classic "Psychedelic Situation."

Francisco López
Thursday, March 31st, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
on Strength Through Failure with Fabio

Sound artist Francisco López will be visiting Fabio's show to discuss his month-long audio installation called JUNGLE-IZED: a sort of virtual walking tour/soundscape of the Amazon jungle that will overlay onto a large area of Times Square in Manhattan, composed by Soundwalk Collective and recorded by López for this event.

Brooklyn Folk Festival preview
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

For the past 7 years The Brooklyn Folk Festival has been growing as a NYC alternative to the Newport version. Festival producer, folklorist and musician Eli Smith (who plays in the Downhill Strugglers) will join Irene, along with Don Fiero, who has streamed audio and hosted the festivals over Jalopy Theatre's Down Home Radio. Don and Eli will be bringing recordings from past festivals and bring some musicians by to play in advance of this year's Brooklyn Folk Festival, which takes place April 8th-10th.

Andrzej Korzyński
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Polish composer Andrzej Korzyński joins Devon during his first ever U.S. trip to attend Lincoln Center's "Spotlight on Andrzej Zulawski" which included the U.S. premiere of "Cosmos," his final collaboration with Zulawski who passed days before the series on February 17, 2016. Their collaborative efforts spanned four and a half decades beginning with "The Third Part of the Night" (1971) and continuing with the banned "Diabel" (1972), "Possession" (1980), "On The Silver Globe" (1988) and "Szamanka" (1996). Maestro Korzyński got his start with Poland's other great "Andrzej" director, Andrzej Wajda, with "Everything For Sale" (1968) and notably later "Man of Marble" (1977) and its sequel, Cannes Palme D'Or winner "Man of Iron" (1981). For a primer, check out Devon's 75th birthday tribute to Korzyński (Morricone Island's 3-3-2015 archive) and the many recent Finders Keepers Records releases.

Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Join Brian as he celebrates the first-ever New York visit of renowned experimental Romanian composers Iancu Dumitrescu and his wife Ana-Maria Avram, with a two hour special from 4-6pm. He'll be showcasing their amazing recordings through the years, and host an exclusive interview with them at WFMU's studios while in town to present their music at Columbia University's Miller Theater March 1-5. Pairing learned concepts of Phenomenology with Acousmatic-leaning composition, Dumitrescu led the charge in outlining a new objectivity over purely academic approach to the creation of music. He and Ana-Maria both share the philosophies of being Spectralist composers, utilizing sonographic and mathematic data visuals as decision-making elements in sound with acoustic, electronic, and tape sources; it's something touched on by the likes of Varese and Xenakis in the past, made prominent by the French, but never done as uniquely-stylized as with them. They've influenced many avant composers in recent decades, and even legions of Noise kids with their detailed attention to finely-crafted chaos. Tune in for heavy sounds and discussion on the essence of music with two major innovators.

Volt Direction
Monday, March 28th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave is back from across the pond, specifically Scotland, as he wrestles back the reins from Danne D and welcomes New Jersey-based ambient synthwave duo Volt Direction into the studio to chat and play the hits.

David Ellenbogen's World Music Concert Treasure Chest
Saturday, March 26th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

David Ellenbogen, producer of the podcast NYC Radio Live and veteran of WKCR as well as Radio Univers in Ghana, shares choice selections from his bountiful archive of world music concert recordings.

Dion PLUS Death By Unga Bunga
Saturday, March 26th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The king of the New York streets, Dion, converses with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about Belmont Ave. in The Bronx, his great folk-rock era on Columbia Records and his brand new album, "New York City Is My Home". Be sure and catch Dion Saturday April 9th at The Kings Theatre where he will be performing along with the great Ronnie Spector.

Then, from Norway with love comes the amazing rock'n'roll band Death By Unga Bunga. Pineapple Pizza, their new album on Jansen is a dazzling array of pop hooks with punk energy. Be sure and catch them 3/23 at The Mercury Lounge and 3/26 at The Saint in Asbury Park.

Midnight Matinee returns
Saturday, March 26th, 2016, Midnight - 3am
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Midnight Matinee presents Can't Stop The Jesus, a genetic merging of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Village People's early eighties movie Can't Stop The Music. It's 39 lashes of non-stop ear-piercing fun. John will be joining us live on the comments board.

Greg Cartwright guest hosts the show, interviews Don Nix of the Mar-Keys
Friday, March 25th, 2016, 7pm - 9pm
Debbie Does WFMU with Debbie D. (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Tune in Friday, March 25th when Greg Cartwright from the Oblivians and Reigning Sound fills in for Debbie Does WFMU. Greg interviews Don Nix from the Mar-Keys & spins some of his favorite 45s.

Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Justine"
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. March 23rd we'll air an episode entitled "Justine," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. After going thru a devastating breakup, Joe begins stalking his ex-girlfriend late at night. Later a female friend explains to Joe why she's attracted to older men. Then, in a dream, Joe witnesses his own death and resurrection.

Collapsible Shoulder
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

A quartet of vets from NYC's Downtown/Brooklyn Music scenes come together to form Collapsible Shoulder's trippy-tronica sound. Guitarist Chris Cochrane pulled the ensemble together, featuring Brian Chase, Kato Hideki, and Kevin Bud Jones. "Everywhere" is Collapsible Shoulder's debut, and they describe it as "neo-psychedelic with unpredictable twists and turns, an electronic-acoustic-sonic mash." Collapsible Shoulder plays live on Irene's show.

Jon Brion & Ryan McAdams ("Punch-Drunk Love")
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Composer Jon Brion and conductor Ryan McAdams discuss the Wordless Music live score screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's 2002 film "Punch-Drunk Love" at BAM on Saturday, March 19 performed by Brion, the 50-piece Wordless orchestra, percussionists Yuri Yamashita-Morales and Wilson Torres, and Norah Jones who sings "He Needs Me," originally written by Harry Nilsson for Shelley Duvall in Robert Altman's 1980 film "Popeye" which features prominently in the film. Joanna Newsome covered the part at the recent L.A. screening. Brion has produced the likes of Elliott Smith, Fiona Apple, Kanye West and Aimee Mann, and scored Michele Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind," Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia," David O. Russell's "I Heart Huckabees" and Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck." Tickets are still available here.

WFMU's 2016 Marathon Finale with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia
Sunday, March 20th, 2016, 7pm - Midnight
on Marathon Finale
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
WFMU closes out our 2016 Marathon with the highly entertaining, and somewhat embarrassing spectacle of live band karaoke featuring the station's house band, the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia, and your favorite DJs belting out their versions of the hits. It's an annual tradition and also the reason none of us can ever run for public office. Don't miss it! MC'ed by Jo Firestone, DJ sets by Station Manager Ken with his co-hosts Jim the Poet and DJ Trouble.

Tom Scharpling, Special Marathon Co Host!
Saturday, March 19th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
This Saturday, Pat welcomes back Tom Scharpling to Studio B as his final marathon show co host! Laughs and hi-jinks will be had with some surprise guests and more! Members of Pat's house band the All-Nite-Tears, will be writing custom theme songs to pledgers who donate $100 or more! Tune in live from 9pm till Midnight or catch the live video on the homepage as well as Pat's playlist. A special Scharpling & Wurster signed 3 poster set will be given away at the end of the show to one lucky listener!

Frank O'Toole and his co-host Julie
Monday, March 14th, 2016, 6am - 9am
More Than A Few Exciting Moments with Frank O'Toole

Yo La Tengo plays YOUR requests in exchange for pledges with Todd-o-Phonic Todd and Gaylord Fields!
Saturday, March 12th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Once more with feeling! That's right, the day of the year that EVERYONE looks forward to is upon us yet again! Yo La Tengo perform for pledges! Pledge $100 or more during the show(or even better send those pledges/requests in advance) with a song request and the brilliant men and woman of Yo La Tengo will do their best to perform YOUR REQUEST! The more songs and pledges that come in the less Todd-O-Phonic Todd and Gaylord will talk! The band will be performing at The Landmark Loew's Theatre in Jersey City on Saturday April 9th.

Station Manager Ken with his co-host Bethany
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, 9am - Noon
Ken's show

A Garbage Time Dream Come True with Matt and Micah!
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016, 3am - 6am
Garbage Time with Matt Warwick

Söndörgő - String-Driven Serbian Sounds of Hungary
Saturday, March 5th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

When you think of Hungarian folk music, you might think of the violin. But Hungary's tamburitza band Söndörgő (SHOW-en-DOOR-go) is a different animal. The group comes from a village near Budapest with a strong Serbian tradition. And their music is driven by breakneck jams on the tambura - a small, bright-sounding long-necked lute. The virtuosic and charismatic outfit kicks off a bi-coastal tour in New York at Joe's Pub, Saturday April 2nd. Tonight's FMU session is an exclusive sneak preview!

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016, 3am - 6am
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
DJ and Producer Tygapaw (pronounced Tig-ah-paw) visits the Champ Sound to mix live on the air and discuss Shottas, the monthly party which she help organize in Brooklyn. Tygapaw plays self-described "sultry club" music and strives to create uplifting and inclusive spaces for the queer Caribbean community in New York.

Comedian Jacqueline Novak
Monday, February 29th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes comedian Jacqueline Novak on the eve of the release of her excellent new book "How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows." Also, Dave has finally watched Vinyl and is condemning it because it rips on Slade.

Live at Monty Hall: Aparna Nancherla, Dan Chamberlain, live music from My Teenage Stride and MORE!
Saturday, February 27th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat's second live late night variety show of 2016 comes to Monty Hall this Saturday. With stand up comedy from Aparna Nancherla and Dan Chamberlain! A live music set from My Teenage Stride, special guest DJ Gaylord Fields! Plus, the usual cavalcade of surprise guests! You can watch live video of the show over at the homepage from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will also appear on the WFMU phone apps, and Pat's playlist page. Or, if you're near by- swing by Monty Hall and see the show in real life. What a time to be alive!

Evan Rapport on Central Asian Jewish Music
Saturday, February 27th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Bukharian music - music of Jews from predominately Muslim countries of Central Asia - is a fascinating blend of Middle Eastern modal traditions with Jewish and Western influences. We'll learn all about it and hear lots of the music tonight with New School Prof, Ethnomusicologist, and musician Evan Rapport, author of Greeted with Smiles: Bukharian Jewish Music and Musicians in New York (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus
Saturday, February 27th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes noted performer and philosopher Patrick Stickles of the highly acclaimed band Titus Andronicus. Patrick will be playing some of his songs live and doing some DJing and chatting as well. Get ready for lots of Jersey Talk! Be sure and catch Titus on tour, starting with Webster Hall on Feb. 29th.

Emitt Rhodes!
Saturday, February 27th, 2016, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes back to the show Emitt Rhodes, whose "Rainbow Ends" (his first full-length release in over 40 years) comes out this week. Emitt started making great music while still a teen first as the drummer of The Palace Guard, then as the front man of The Merry Go Round, then after three solo albums in 18 months he was burned out at age 23. Although he surfaced occasionally his life was a series of battles (legal, mental, physical) and throughout his fallow period his influence steadily grew as new generations discover his music, unfortunately, his troubles grew as well. His new record brings a new chapter to the story - as Emitt collaborates with an all-star line up of backing musicians and reflects on his journey in his new songs.

Jukebox Special
Friday, February 26th, 2016, 9am - 3pm
on Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
This Friday from noon to 3:00 PM Eastern Time, join Uncle Michael as Hinky Dinky Time celebrates the jukebox on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio. On February 26th, 1906, John Gabel submitted the patent application for his "Automatic Entertainer;" the first coin-operated device that allowed patrons to select from multiple records. 110 years later Uncle Michael is punching the buttons and supplying the nickels.

Julissa Vale
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, 7pm - 10pm
on Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Brooklyn-bred drummer and percussionist Julissa Vale studied with Johnny “Mr. Boogaloo Blues” Colon and Jimmy Delgado, a journey that led her to perform with numerous artists, including Victor Jones, Mino Cinelu, and Tato Torres y Yerbabeuna. She has been artist in residence for several New York City colleges and hosts “On the Rocks with Jules” Mondays from 7pm – 9pm on KPISS.FM. Julissa visits the bodega to share some of her grooviest tracks from Latin America.

Joe Frank - In the Dark: "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" and "Raymond"
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Joe Frank radio dramas air each Wednesday at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. Two half-hour episodes from Joe's IN THE DARK series will air on Weds. February 24th. In the episode "Just A Closer Walk With Thee," Joe lists the things we lose in life, and laments that despite our efforts to better ourselves, everything leads to decay. Later, Joe goes to a hospital to visit an elderly woman exhibiting signs of dementia, and talks to her about sex and death. In the second episode, "Raymond," Joe extends a helping hand to a homeless man, but the gesture turns into a nightmare when the vagrant sets up quarters behind Joe's house.

Cape of Bats
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Cape of Bats (from Philadelphia) visit WFMU for a real-time live strafing. With their Spider-Baby aesthetic, and the barely controlled sound of their unique occult-a-billy, Cape of Bats combine punk & post-punk song styles with black-metal shriek, Rowland Howard guitar twang, and horror-host piano intros & interludes. Their songs are great, catchy and wildly energized, and while labels like "raw black metal" or "dark punk" might attach themselves, Cape of Bats shake off genre-fixation the second they start playing. A blast of feral energy and meaty riffage, Cape of Bats' reputation among fellow musicians and fans seems ever-growing. Their first full-length, Violent Occultism, further cements Cape of Bats' well-earned reputation as one of the best, most-originally conceived USBM bands today. My Castle of Quiet welcomes the band for this very special, exclusive LIVE performance.

Davis Rogan
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

New Orleans pianist/songwriter Davis Rogan is one of those local characters whose story is is as large as the community he's a part of. Rogan scored the HBO series "Treme," drawing on his longtime residency in that neighborhood, and the Davis McAlary character, played by Steve Zahn, was even based on him. He's DJ'd at WWOZ-FM, rapped with ’90s funk-rap band All That, and even taught music in the Orleans Parish Public Schools. On his three album releases Davis shows a passionate love of New Orleans culture and music, twisted together with his oddball sense of humor. Davis Rogan is joined by Afroskull percussionist Jason Isaac for a live performance on Irene's show.

The Ragged Phonograph Program with Mike Haar
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016, 8pm - 9pm

Morricone Island's 2016 Oscars Party
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
You and a guest are cordially invited to attend Morricone Island's 2016 Oscar Party. Black tie/formal attire only please. A primer will be presented on the five nominated soundtracks of the 74 that the 88th Academy deem eligible for this year's Best Original Score category. Will it be Carter Burwell's "Carol," Thomas Newman's "Bridge of Spies," John Williams' "The Force Awakens," Johann Johannsson's "Sicario" or Ennio Morricone's "Hateful Eight"? Help ensure an informed opinion in the category in your very own Oscar pool this year.

Comedian Kulap Vilaysack and Writer Mike Sacks
Monday, February 22nd, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave struggles with his wardrobe in this ever shifting climate as he welcomes writer and comedian Kulap Vilaysack, host of the popular Who Charted? podcast and creator of the new TV show Bajillion Dollar Properties. Also, writer and Vanity Fair editor Mike Sacks, author of Poking a Dead Frog and other exhilarating titles, makes his triumphant third appearance on the program. No one can believe it.

Monday, February 22nd, 2016, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Freakwater's Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin first put their distinctive harmonies to tape under a swinging Kentucky country ham in Janet's parent's basement in 1985. Over three decades and eight infrequently released albums, Catherine and Janet's unflinching lyrics and compelling vocal harmonies can stab you in the heart from a mile away. Freakwater continues its tradition of defying classifications on the new album, Scheherazade, coming February 5th.

Sunshine & the Rain + Life Eaters
Saturday, February 20th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat will kick off his program Saturday night by checking in with live audio of the opening bands at the sold-out Rye Coalition Monty Hall show. Returning guests Sunshine & the Rain, and long time wishlist guest- Life Eaters will both be featured live over the air before headliner, Rye Coalition kick out their respective jams. Due to time and FCC restraints, the Rye set, will be posted later on the WFMU Vimeo portal.

Jacob Plasse of Los Hacheros, Torchbearers for the Golden Age of Latin Music
Saturday, February 20th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Jacob Plasse (PLASS-see) of Los Hacheros joins us to preview the youthful old-school Latin quintet's exhilarating new album, Bambulaye. Los Hacheros revisit classic dance styles like son montuno, guaracha and salsa, as well as bomba, a fiery traditional rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico. Jacob will also introduce us to other artists on his Chulo record label - and spin some of the songs that got him hooked on the classic styles that have inspired Los Hacheros. And if you like what you hear, catch the band in action Sunday nights at Verlaine on the Lower East side as well as at their free record release party Friday February 26 at Django at the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca.

Put The Needle On Syl Johnson
Friday, February 19th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For this week's show, Billy Jam interviews former WFMU DJ turned filmmaker Rob Hatch-Miller about his critically acclaimed new documentary "Syl Johnson: Any Way The Wind Blows" that screens in San Francisco this weekend as part of the Noise Pop 2016 festival. The film's subjects include Syl Johnson devotees RZA, Prince Paul, and Peanut Butter Wolf who each weigh in on this highly influential, albeit little known, soul music great whose records rank among the most sampled in hip-hop history.

Lesely Gore Tribute
Friday, February 19th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
On Friday February 19th, Sophisticated Boom Boom will pay tribute to the late Lesley Gore, America's strawberry-blonde icon who gave rise to an unforgettable feminist anthem and countless pop classics. Sheila B. will be airing an interview with Ms. Gore from October 2013, and journeying through her extensive 60s catalogue.

JJ Doll
Thursday, February 18th, 2016, 3am - 6am
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
Brooklyn punk rockers JJ Doll do their thing live on Champ Sound. Hitting that perennial sweet-spot between Amerikan hardcore and sleazy downtown punk, JJ Doll rip! For fans of pizza, the J train, bodegas that take food stamps for beer, etc.

​ Andrew Horn, director of "We Are Twisted F*​*​ king Sister!"
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Before they took the rock world by storm in 1984, before MTV even existed, Twisted Sister spent nearly 10 years ​playing six nights a week at rock club​s across the tri-state area and beyond. Director Andrew Horn (who also directed the critically acclaimed Klaus Nomi documentary The Nomi Song) focuses on this ​early ​part of the band's career in his new documentary We Are Twisted F*​*​king Sister!. Andrew will join Evan "Funk" Davies in the WFMU studios Wednesda​​y night Feb 1​7​ at 9pm to talk about the film and play ​some music from this era of the band and from some of their NYC contemporaries.

The documentary has its New York City premiere at Cinema Village on Friday Feb 19, and there will be a Q & A session at the screening with Andrew and Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French. Tune in to WFMU at 9pm on Wednesday the 17th for a fascinating look at a band you've probably heard but might not know.

Hiroshi Hasegawa / Desiccant
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Hiroshi Hasegawa makes his first visit to WFMU / My Castle of Quiet. A living legend of Japanese noise, Hiroshi Hasegawa co-founded C.C.C.C., cementing a near-Krautrock approach to Japanoise, one that had been hovering over it since Magical Power Mako, and later Merzbow, but C.C.C.C. really brought it home—with disk-long compositions/performances, that allowed listeners to float off on a cosmic bed of multicolored squeal and rumble. Hasegawa has continued this creative arc, through such projects as his solo Astro material, and the Astromero collaborations with Damion Romero.

Returning to our show are two seasoned and celebrated Castle guests; Mat Rademan (of FUN, Newton) and Andy Borsz (of Slasher Risk & countless collabs.), playing together as Desiccant; both of them natural improvisers, intuitive players who work at ease with unconventional sounds, their union sure to be full of excitement and surprise.

Scott Johannsson (Ondes Positives Recordings/LARVA)
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

"Put the mask on now!"...or at least your 3-D glasses...when Scott Johannsson, co-owner of limited edition vinyl and cassette soundtrack label Ondes Positives Recordings and member of UK-based live score band LARVA, joins Morricone Island to discuss the "The Mask" aka "Eyes of Hell" (1961). "The Mask" is both Canada's first "horror" film and 3-D motion picture and Ondes Positives has recently released a limited double vinyl LP of Myron Schaeffer's original score (blue vinyl) along with Larva's 2013 re-score (red vinyl). The result is not that far from Bebe and Louis Barron's groundbreaking "Forbidden Planet" (1956). The album coincides with the 3-D Film Archive restoration of the film (and Kino blu-ray release) which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in Sept. 2015. Scott is also the co-host of the likeminded soundtrack podcast The Damn Fine Cast with Tony Giles.

Comedian Bob Walles
Monday, February 15th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave tries to figure out what a polar vortex is and if he has one. Also, comedian Bob Walles drops by Studio A for some tough talk about a lot of the topics out there today. Danne D works the phones, brings cookies, and hopefully doesn't do anything to enrage Dave.

Single File with Special Guest Todd-O-Phonic Todd
Monday, February 15th, 2016, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Joe McGasko likes 45 rpm records. Todd-O-Phonic Todd also likes 45 rpm records. Today on Surface Noise Todd-O-Phonic Todd is going to get up REALLLLLLLY early to play some records on Joe's show for a special extended Single File segment.

Sunday, February 14th, 2016, 7pm - 10pm
Hello Children with Faye
Faye presents a short, beautiful, & heartwarming set from Japanese acoustic duo Tenniscoats as a valentine's gift for you listeners!

Musical Travelogue with Richard Gehr: India's Saptak Festival
Saturday, February 13th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Music journalist Richard Gehr recently attended the Saptak Festival, one of India's foremost Hindustani Classical Music festivals. The Saptak Festival spotlights superstars as well as emerging artists. Join us as Richard shares the music - with live recordings from the festival - and the memories.

Will Oldham
Thursday, February 11th, 2016, 9am - Noon
on Imaginary Radio

Music legend the Bonnie "Prince" Billy stops by to perform some songs and to talk at length about a great variety of projects and points of interest. His new Peel Sessions album is called Pond Scum and is out now on Drag City. Check out this Imaginary Radio Session as well!

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