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Roadburn Recap!!!
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane went to the Netherlands for Roadburn 2011 and all the listeners got was a lousy radio special! But wait, the playlist will have photos, and she'll be playing music from the bands she had the opportunity to see there, as well as maybe a story or two about camping in those there parts! You can pretend you were there with her!!!

Some of the bands featured in the program who played the legendary festival will be: Voivod, Godflesh, Candlemass, Pentagram, Ludicra, Grave Miasma, White Hills, Pharoah Overlord, COC, Swans, Shrinebuilder, Sunn O))), Blood Ceremony, The Secret, Hooded Menace and many more!!!


Captain Ahab
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

Los Angeles killers of irony and lords of the dance Captain Ahab stop by WFMU for a live set complete with integrated video projections and puppet show. Veterans of the "Snakes on a Plane" soundtrack and coming fresh off an epic double LP "The End of Irony," Captain Ahab will dare you to strip down to your skivvies, get sweaty, and rub up against 50 of your closest strangers.


Family Underground
Sunday, May 1st, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

Experimental electronic drone masters, Family Underground, will take us on a trip to the stratosphere on a yummy analog Danish.


Banda de los Muertos - the lost Barbès tapes
Saturday, April 30th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Well, not really lost... it's just that technology failed us during the first hour of our remote broadcast from Barbès in Park Slope on March 26 - so Banda de los Muertos's scorching set didn't make it to the airwaves. But we'll right that wrong by airing their set this evening. Banda de los Muertos, by the way, is a stellar unit of NY jazz, experimental and multi-culti musicians playing the bombastic yet sublime brass band music of Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico - the first band in New York to take on this great tradition. And they hit the Brooklyn circuit again soon - for a big Cinco de Mayo show with Chicha Libre at Littlefield in Gowanus - plus another Barbès show on Saturday May 7.


Shannon and the Clams + Tyler John Tyler
Saturday, April 30th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Shannon and the Clams are a Bay Area trio that combine high energy punk with evocative '50s vocal stylings! They have a new LP "Sleep Talk" on 1-2-3-4-Go! Records.

Tyler John Tyler are a Chicago trio featuring former members of the Ponys and Daily Void that play a lean brand of rock that brings to mind the Modern Lovers fronted by Poly Styrene (rest in peace)! They have a new LP on Slow Fizz records.

It's a double dose of greatness this Saturday, so get ready to be rocked two times by Shannon & the Clams and Tyler John Tyler!


Weird NJ's Mark Moran and Rusty Tagliareni
Friday, April 29th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In advance of the Weird NJ curated photography exhibit at Maxwell's, opening May 16th, photographer Rusty Tagliareni and Weird NJ publisher Mark Moran will visit WFMU to discuss the behind the scenes stories on the exhibit and the corresponding recently published Weird NJ special issue "FORSAKEN: Abandoned In And Around New Jersey" - which is an impressive photo collection devoted to abandoned and forgotten sites throughout the Garden State.


Dominic Lash & Nate Wooley
Friday, April 29th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
When Scott found out Oxford, UK double bassist Dominic Lash is currently living and playing in the States, he knew he had to ask him down to WFMU. Scott admires his holistic approach to free improvisation, utilizing (and expanding upon) the full language of his instrument: violent plucking or tapping of the strings, dense resonant bowing, rhythmic thumping or tapping the bass's wood, etc. Dom is adept at a range of styles (minimalism, lowercase music, Derek Bailey-esque free improv, jazz) and sometimes even uses them in all in the same passage, yet he plays with a sense of humor, sensitivity and spontaneous intensity that is worth witnessing. Dom brought along trumpet alchemist, improv expert, and WFMU pal Nate Wooley to spar and chatter with. Should be a doozy.


"The Wrecking Crew" director Denny Tedesco
Thursday, April 28th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

The Wrecking Crew were the busiest and most successful studio musicians in pop music history and their amazing stories are told in Denny Tedseco's documentary "The Wrecking Crew." Denny drops by with the inside stories on the unsung heroes of 1960s rock and roll.


Steve Wynn
Thursday, April 28th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Steve Wynn was the leader of the legendary Dream Syndicate then established a solo career that is going strong after 11 or 12 albums, the most recent of which is "Northern Aggression," his third with the Miracle 3. Wynn's track record for varied and entertaining side projects also continues with the Baseball Project, who have just released "Volume 2: High and Inside."

The lineup card for Wynn's record SIXTH appearance on the Three Chord Monte (and ninth overall on WFMU!) has yet to be made out, so tune in to find out who shows up! Steve has a doubleheader scheduled for the next night at the Bell House in Brooklyn: sets with both the Baseball Project and the Miracle 3.


Mike Watt
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with the Mike Watt  from San Pedro, California! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


A/V Extravaganza!
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
In the most exciting event in broadcasting since the invention of television, Miniature Minotaurs presents a full three hour show of live music with live video art, five sets of webstreamed multimedia improvisation and experimentation, curated by artist David Linton. Artists include Kamran Sadeghi, Richard Garet, Bicameral Research Sound & Projection System, Adam Kendall & Bubblyfish, Urular Scherrer & Kato Hideki and the Fair Use Trio.


Jason McKittrick
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
An interview with Jason McKittrick about his great spooktastic art! Plus Jay Day baskets, Dr. Lakra, King Tut's trumpet, and sex in space with Vladimir Putin.


Moon Unit
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
One of the best bug-out psych ensembles to hail from Scotland in some time, Glasgow's Moon Unit's debut LP "Hell Horse" on the Blackest Rainbow imprint rained some serious sci-fi shred over the WFMU airwaves this past winter. Influenced by the frozen-space zones of UK combos like the Vibracathedral Orchestra and some of the best 90's skree from Japan's PSF label, Moon Unit lock into focus as often as they drift into netherworlds and foggy deconstructions where space and time collapse. Awesome sounds today. The band will be playing live in NYC April 10th at Death By Audio in Brooklyn as well.


Elks
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

Brooklyn power sludge outfit Elks stampede into the WFMU studios with a huge heavy sound reminiscent of KARP and Godheadsilo. Tune in, turn it up, wake up the neighbors and party.


The 2nd Would-Be Annual Citizen Kafka Memorial Programme
Monday, April 25th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Old time fiddler, band leader, record collector, poet, artist, unterKultur archivist and antiques dealer Richard Shulberg created the Citizen Kafka persona ca. 1976. Shulberg/Kafka passed two years ago but he still lives afloat the radio waves and myspace rebroadcasts of the much adored and reviled  "Citizen Kafka Show." Longtime co-conspirators Edward Haber and Kenny Kosek drop by to pay tribute to the Citizen on Irene's show.


Richard X. Heyman
Sunday, April 24th, 2011, 5pm - 7pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

The singer, songwriter and one-man recording whiz drops in to chat and premiere songs from his long-awaited and just-released double-CD, Tiers/And Other Stories. Expect not only to hear Heyman's newest examples of hook-heavy mastery of popular music forms but also a selection of classic songs from the musician who has been called "America's greatest unsung hero of power pop." Conversation will be spirited, tunes will be melodic, and smiling, head-nodding and even dancing along at home will be encouraged.


JM Airis
Sunday, April 24th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

Drummer of the infamous Madison, WI garage bands, The Cummies and Dead Sparrows, JM Airis, backed by "Indian Summer", takes a complete 180 and performs sweet, soulful, indie rock, Sunday April 24th, 6-9 am on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili.


Müller / Moore
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Fresh off their terrific one-off appearance at the Numina Lente festival in NYC last week, Thierry Müller (Ilitch, Ruth) and Aaron Moore (Volcano the Bear, Dragon or Emperor) will be visiting WFMU to perform live. Thierry's been experimenting with sound since beginning his musical career as Arcane in the early '70s. His outings with Ilitch and Ruth have run the gamut from atmospheric drift to synth wave. A reissue of Ilitch's 10 Suicides album is forthcoming on Beta Lactam Ring this summer, so in addition to playing live, Thierry will be spinning bonus tracks from that album plus an assortment of tunes from projects past and present. You want more? Past guest on my show and intrepid sonic explorer, Aaron Moore, will be debuting tracks from the as yet unreleased Volcano the Bear album and other wonderments! Don't miss!


Duo Jalal
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Duo Jalal is a collaboration between Kathryn Lockwood (viola) and Yousif Sheronick (Middle Eastern and African percussion). The two acclaimed chamber musicians deftly blend contemporary art music with world musical traditions. Duo Jalal will celebrate the release of its debut CD April 27th at Drom, 85 Ave. A in the East Village and with an intimate live session in FMU Studio B tonight.


Bare Wires
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The Cherry Blossom Clinic is honored to welcome back Bare Wires to the WFMU airwaves! Imagine if Yardbirds/Hollies songwriter Graham Gouldman joined the Flamin' Groovies instead of 10cc---the resultant band would sound something Oakland's Bare Wires, who mix punk temperament with the British Invasion's fondness for hooks and sonic scope. Having first appeared on the Evan "Funk" Davies show last year, Bare Wires return on their new tour with brand new songs! Check out the rest of their N. American tour this month (see their myspace page for tour dates) and be on the lookout for their forthcoming album "Cheap Perfume," due out later this year.


Marshall Crenshaw
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw about the 30th anniversary of the release of his debut album, changes in the music business and Marshall's plans to release "No more CDs" and his upcoming shows at New York's City Winery, where he'll be playing his entire debut album!


SCUO
Friday, April 22nd, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
The duo of SCott Clark (drums) and SCott Burton (guitar) are SCUO. Representing Richmond, VA's fertile jazz scene, SCUO's stated goal has been to challenge themselves to write music that is simply too difficult for them to play. The music that emerges is precise, robotic, strange and minimalist, yet not without humor.  Imagine Hella's proggy virtuoso approach to noise rock (but in a jazz context) + the repetition and slow evolution of Steve Reich and you're getting close. And, yes, along with Long Rally host SCott, it makes a SCRIO.


Castevet
Friday, April 22nd, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

New York's Castevet create introspective, complex black metal, with gutsiness fully intact -- that is to say, they're neither as oppressively brainy as Deathspell Omega, nor as lunkheaded as Carpathian Forest, and with force aplenty. Their debut full length on Profound Lore, Mounds of Ash, is a loaded document, with one great song after another. Castevet's songs take you through their considerable chops as a band, with that extra touch which comes only when the musicians can really manage their instruments with expertise. Death/grind heads will make the blanket statement that all black metal is overtly simplistic, but you'd be hard-pressed to make that accusation with Castevet. Without question, the songs on Mounds of Ash are grimy, riff-laden and monstrous, making Castevet somehow "pro" and "dirty" at the same time. What more could one ask of their black metal? As with the overwhelming percentage of My Castle of Quiet guests, Castevet have also opted to play absolutely live and in the moment, no pre-recording, do-overs or alt-takes. Don't miss a night of groundbreaking, modern black metal, as MCoQ continues its trend of bringing great local underground metal to the airwaves.


Steve Grauberger
Thursday, April 21st, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Sinner's Crossroads with Kevin Nutt

Ethnomusicologist, folklorist and producer Steve Grauberger stops by Sinner's Crossroads for the evening to talk about and play selections from his new release, "New Book Gospel: Shape Note Singing." The CD features the influential but obscure style of gospel singing known as Convention Singing.

Convention Singing is part of the 7 shape shape note singing tradition and has long been concentrated in northeast Alabama. Grauberger will talk about the song book culture, distinctive piano playing and influential harmony singing that informs this tradition.


Alto Verde
Thursday, April 21st, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Andy Bopp, the Baltimore-based power-pop genius behind the bands Myracle Brah and Love Nut, unveils his new band, Alto Verde, making its New York-area debut today! Andy promises more power and less pop so tune in to hear the results!


David Seubert / Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
Thursday, April 21st, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

The Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project is a digital collection of recordings held by the University of California at Santa Barbara. Their website currently hosts over 8,000 cylinder recordings that would not otherwise be available or accessible, but are now free to share under a Creative Commons license. As the CPDP embarks on a curatorial collaboration with the Free Music Archive, we'll speak with Project Director David Seubert and listen to a few fascinating snapshots of musical and popular culture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Susan Jacks
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with the real Susan Jacks from the Poppy Family! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Seven Second Delay at the UCB Theatre with Co-Host Joe Franklin, a Dominatrix, Brute Force, and Others
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Andy Breckman and his special co-host Joe Franklin bring Seven Second Delay to the stage of the UCB Theater on Wednesday, April 20th, at 6 PM. Joe will give Andy tips on hosting a real-live talk-show format, and with the help of a dominatrix, will whip Andy into shape. Joe Franklin and Andy will also welcome Mentalist Sam Eaton, NYC film location scout and blogger Nick Carr, and a musical performance by the legendary Brute Force. The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission $5.


Travis Just: "Innova"
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Composer Travis Just of Object Collection presents a live excerpt of his three-hour modern opera Innova. With five vocalists, electric guitar, percussion and electronics, Innova is a raucous piece of Robert Wilson inspired nightmarish futurism. The story is set "within an urban grotto that evokes a cosmopolitan vision of productive decay and resonantly colliding languages," according to the producers. Tune in as they remake WFMU's Love Room into their own frightful grotto, and then catch the full production May 13-22 at Manhattan's Abrons Arts Center.


Blank Realm + Slug Guts
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Two excellent exports from sunny Brisbane, Australia visiting Brian's show today. Up first, Blank Realm who create a levitating atmosphere built on improvisations that focus sharp into excellent, tuneful songs reminiscent of a grimier early Pere Ubu. Following up are fellow locals Slug Guts, who wage serious sax-inflicted junkyard reverb chaos with the spirit of Rowland S. Howard hovering close above. They recently did a split single with the Primitive Calculators and a full LP called "Howlin' Gang" on Sacred Bones records and are a stomping, Stooged-out, snarling sextet in the live forum. Hear both bands live today after they cris-cross the USA on their first ever tour.


Still Saffire
Sunday, April 17th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

Keili can't say it better than Karla, Director of Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls: "Still Saffire is not just one of the most talented 'kid bands' around right now, they're quite simply one of the most exciting and interesting bands of any age. Their songs are pop gems, with some that will move you to tears, and some that will have you humming for weeks afterwards, all performed with a combination of natural stage presence and a lack of pretentiousness that should be the envy of bands twice (and three times) their age." Listen to them live, Sunday, April 17th, 6-9AM on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili.


Jowe Head
Saturday, April 16th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Swell Maps were one of the UK's greatest bands of the '70s. No foolin'! Their DIY sound universe ranged from careening full-speed ahead off-kilter singles to brilliant head-expanding instrumentals with tasty morsels of post-punk experimentation in between. Tune in as Swell Map Jowe Head, Solihull's most esteemed musical emissary, stops by WFMU to spin influences, favorites, rare Swell Maps tracks and radio sessions and to chat about former, current, and future projects! You can check out Jowe live April 20th at the Rock Shop, April 22nd at Bruar Falls, and April 23rd at Cake Shop!!!


Elikeh
Saturday, April 16th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Washington DC's effervescent Elikeh serves up buoyant blends of Afrobeat and rock mixed with traditional West African polyrhythms. The band's sound is a decidedly pan-African musical concoction: bandmembers hail from Togo, Benin, Cameroon and Nigeria - as well as the U.S.A. Elikeh made a triumphant NY debut at Joe's Pub last summer and return to Joe's April 16 (tonight, that is) at midnight - with a stop just hours before the gig to rock WFMU studio B.


Come
Saturday, April 16th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Formed in 1990 from the remnants of Codeine, Dangerous Birds/Uzi and other combos, singer/guitarist Thalia Zedek and guitarist Chris Brokaw wrote and crafted some of the most amazing and powerful twin-guitar rock of the 1990s before calling it quits. They're doing a one off show at the Bell House in Brooklyn April 16th, and a completely rare live radio session that afternoon on WFMU! Do not miss!


Remote Broadcast from Modern Shark Studios in Brooklyn
Friday, April 15th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Following a series of live broadcasts from the West Coast and Europe, Billy Jam travels closer to home this time out when he sets up the WFMU remote unit in Brooklyn, NY at the Modern Shark studios where guests will include hosts Junk Science and such label mates as Scott & Tone and others TBA, plus a variety of Brooklyn hip-hop music in the mix.


Blood Stereo
Thursday, April 14th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Blood Stereo are coming to the WFMU studios this afternoon (3-6pm) on Strength Through Failure. They are in the US for a short tour and will be playing the Numina Lente Festival this weekend. Aside from playing live in our studio, they will sit down to chat about the festival in Brighton they host every fall, their record label Chocolate Monk and anything else that may fancy their Scottish blood! Tune in 3 to 6pm on Fabio's show.


Two bands: The Overnight Lows and Bambi Kino
Thursday, April 14th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
First, The Overnight Lows... Wow, a dose of manic punk rock and roll from Jackson, Mississippi! The Overnight Lows are anything but an overnight sensation as their debut album, City of Rotten Eyes, was 10 years in the making! But it was well worth the wait as the Goner Records-released album was easily one of the best of 2010.

Then, music from Bambi Kino. It's Hamburg time on the Three Chord Monte with Bambi Kino! This supergroup (members of Guided By Voices, Nada Surf, Maplewood, Cat Power, etc.) formed in 2010 to pay tribute to the days in Germany of the savage young Beatles. Tune in as Bambi Kino (the porno theater where the Beatles slept in Hamburg) rocks us back to the Reeperbahn!


Harald Grosskopf with Axel Heilhecker
Thursday, April 14th, 2011, 3am - 6am
on
Awesome New Place with Bennett4Senate
Harald Grosskopf, legendary percussionist for kosmische heavyweights Ashra and Klaus Schulze, comes to Studio B with his long-time collaborator guitarist Axel Heilhecker after their performance at the Unsound Festival here in New York. Grosskopf's debut solo album, "Synthesist," recorded in isolation in 1980, has been recently reissued by RVNG, with an accompanying remix/tribute album from the synth-minded youth of 2011.


Ari Gold
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with the real Ari Gold, director of the movie "Adventures of Power"! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Third Annual All Covers Show Show
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Kurt's yearly desperate plea for love and popularity.


Robert Crumb, part 2
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
The Ragged Antique Phonograph Program with MAC and Mike the Barber
Legendary artist and 78rpm disc collector Robert Crumb will be appearing once again on WFMU's Antique Phonograph Music Program on April 12 at 8pm. Robert will chat about 50 years of collecting records and in this part of the series, he will be playing mandolin with The East River String Band. Don't miss this discussion about why no music matters after 193X and NO DISCUSSION of Mr. Natural. The show will include links to video of Crumb's appearance!


Mike Watt and the Missingmen
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Mike Watt remains an unstoppable force of nature. Having been the bass anchor in the legendary Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Iggy and the Stooges, and countless other projects and collaborations, he's faced middle age head-on with a tour of 51 dates in 52 days and a newly-released third full-on "opera" called Hyphenated Man. The album and live set is a nod to the classic Minutemen song approach, written on D. Boon's Telecaster itself: 30 short blasts of songs strung together as a whole reflect on Watt's past, present and future and are also based on individual characters from Hieronymus Bosch paintings. Watt's Missingmen trio assemble on Brian's show today and feature Tom Watson on guitar and Raul Morales on drums, they're going to perform the album in its entirety live in the WFMU studios!


Artist/Author Maira Kalman & Elefant frontman Diego Garcia
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
On April 12th, from 9-noon, This is the Modern World with Trouble welcomes two guests.  The fabulous artist and author Maira Kalman opens up the morning.  Maira has many books and several illustrated blogs to her credit, full of thoughtful and gorgeous ponderings of the oddities of nature and culture.  Her latest book "Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)" serves as the catalog for her gorgeous touring museum show of the same name. Later in the morning former Elefant frontman Diego Garcia brings his band by to celebrate his new solo release, "Laura", and a concert the next day at Joe's Pub.  Diego's sound blissfully taps into his Argentinian roots via a spare contemporary beauty.


Author Daniel Hernandez
Monday, April 11th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
On Monday April 11th, DJ Rupture will be joined by journalist Daniel Hernandez, who will be sharing sounds + stories from contemporary Mexico City, which he chronicled in the new nonfiction book 'Down & Delirious In Mexico City'.


DJ Afro from Los Amigos Invisibles
Saturday, April 9th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Tonight's show kicks off with a guest DJ set from Jose Luis Pardo a/k/a DJ Afro of the uproarious yet cerebral Venezuelan party band Los Amigos Invisibles. We'll sample new releases by Afro (Free) and Los Amigos (Not So Commercial) (both on Nacional Records). And then Jose, who often DJs after-shows following Amigos gigs, will spin a few gems from his enormous collection.


NRBQ
Saturday, April 9th, 2011, 9am - 11am
on
Bob Brainen's show
Bob Brainen welcomes the latest chapter of NRBQ. Terry, Scott, Pete and Conrad will be playing live at the FMU Studios for the very first time as well as chatting about their brand new album and other future happenings and impossibilities. Check out the original free-form band live at last on the world's longest lasting free-form station.


The Golden Age of Hip-Hop With Dan Charnas and Azeem
Friday, April 8th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Billy Jam will be joined in the WFMU studios for this special on the topic of hip-hop's "golden age" or "golden era" by hip-hop author Dan Charnas ("The Big Payback") who will discuss & play music from that oft lamented period in the music (circa '88 - '93) that so many hip-hop fans consider to be when the highest caliber and most influential music in the genre was ever made. Fellow guest, Oakland to Brooklyn hip-hop artist Azeem will join in on the discussion, as well as play new music & perform live on the air. Put The Needle On The Record. Friday April 8th 3 to 6pm.


Jason Rosenberg
Thursday, April 7th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Sinner's Crossroads with Kevin Nutt

Monster gospel record collector (and White Sox fan) Jason Rosenberg spends the hour on Sinner's Crossroads' cushioned pews spinning 45s and 78s from his pile of rare vinyl gospel gems.


DJ Filetype SWF ("Swiff")
Thursday, April 7th, 2011, 3am - 6am
on Awesome New Place with Bennett4Senate

Two months ago, Brooklyn artist Joel Holmberg realized that he needed a way to showcase his bookmarked collection of websites with noisy splash pages, chilled out background music, and bangin' sound effects - and thus DJ FILETYPE SWF was born. Joel comes through to DJ the internet itself for a live-surfed set, followed by casual web browsing and conversation. "You're in the mix with two tabs!"


Nu Sensae & White Lung
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Nu Sensae plus a special appearance by White Lung! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Seven Second Delay at The UCB Theatre
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Ken and Andy return to NYC for another live broadcast from the UCB Theatre on Wednesday, April 6th, at 6 PM. Guests include: Chanteuse and Bukowski / Brecht / Weill interpretor Ute Lemper, professional poker player Shane Schleger, and a special musical performance: Judy Garland Sings the Smiths. Plus, more excitement TBA soon! The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission $5.


Robert Crumb, part 1
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
The Ragged Antique Phonograph Program with MAC and Mike the Barber
Legendary artist and 78rpm disc collector Robert Crumb will be appearing on WFMU's Antique Phonograph Music Program on April 5 & 12 at 8pm. Robert will chat about 50 years of collecting records. Don't miss this discussion about why no music matters after 193X and NO DISCUSSION of Mr. Natural. The show will include links to video of Crumb's appearance!


Wire
Tuesday, April 5th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Two and a half years after headlining one of WFMU's free 50th Anniversary concert broadcasts in New York, Wire appear on Brian's show today for their first ever performance in the station's studios. Formed in 1976, the group immediately staked its place as one of Britain's most celebrated exports of art-punk whose first three records (Pink Flag, 154, and Chairs Missing) are universally regarded as picture-perfect documents of innovative experimentation in songcraft. Traversing the lines between raw minimalist punk and complex experimentations, they've influenced everyone from Minor Threat to Guided By Voices, the Minutemen to the Futureheads, and continue to create new soundways with their latest release Red Barked Tree. Wire's 30 plus years have been marked by constant flux, side projects, regrouping and reinvention, and the 2011 lineup of Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey and Matt Simms play live on WFMU while in town for two shows: Music Hall of Williamsburg (April 5) and the Bowery Ballroom (April 6th). Don't miss this major event in our hallowed hallways!


Stephen Vitiello
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Electronic musician, sound artist, and current Associate Prof. of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University, Stephen Vitiello, returns to WFMU to play live and chat about his recent & upcoming collaborations w/ Machinefabriek, Lawrence English, and MOSS (Molly Berg, Olivia Block, and Steve Roden). No advanced degrees necessary. Tune in and prepare to be synthesized!

You can hear a free talk by Stephen about the exchange between sound and public art as part of the Unsound festival at 1pm on Sunday, April 3rd at the Goethe-Institut.


Put The Needle To The Wandering Streets of Dublin with Jinx Lennon
Friday, April 1st, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For this special Irish edition of Put The Needle On The Record WFMU's perennial traveling broadcaster DJ Billy Jam will be joined by Ireland's premiere punk-poet, Jinx Lennon as they wander the streets of Dublin's city centre, spinning music sets and stopping at various points along the way (including a couple of pubs) for Jinx to chat about music and life in the country's current post-Celtic Tiger (aka Septic Tiger) environment, as well as perform some spoken word pieces. This unique micro-broadcast will be done exclusively via a prototype of the anticipated iLine App which, in conjunction with the Tap DJ App, will render this completely wireless broadcast 100% mobile & battery powered.


Brian Coleman
Thursday, March 31st, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah

Check The Technique is one of the most crucial books on hip hop in the last 20 years. Tune in as the author stops by to play some records and chat about rap music, Boston, and food! Whoever can guess the theme of this show while it's happening will receive a signed copy of Brian's book.


Jacuzzi Boys
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Forget how it came in, March is guaranteed to go out like a crocodile as Miami F-L-A's Jacuzzi Boys breeze in to the WFMU studios for what's sure to be a killer live set of garage-y rock! Fresh off the already-legendary Bruise Cruise, and with a new LP due later this year on the Hardly Art label, these guys are hotter than South Beach in August! You can also check their new Live At Third Man LP that just came out, and they're playing live at Bruar Falls on Friday March 25 and Cake Shop on Saturday the 26th. Iggy Pop is a fan - tune in to the Evan "Funk" Davies show next Wednesday at 9pm and you'll be one too!


Man or Astroman
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Birdstuff of Man or Astroman?  Doot doola doot doo... doot doo !


Eddie Trunk
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
On the eve of the eve of the publication of Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, the voice of VH1's That Metal Show and Q104's Friday Night Rocks visits the Miniature Minotaur to talk about the finer points of Great White, Whitesnake and White Zombie, Blue Öyster Cult and Black Sabbath and maybe even Rihanna.


Batillus
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane is proud to welcome back to the airwaves of the Fun Machine, industrial doom masters Batillus; hard at work since their last WFMU appearance, they will have just completed a US tour with Hull, and scant moments from the release of their first full-length, entitled "Furnace," which is to be released on the Seventh Rule label. They'll be serving up a set of harrowing metallic hymns before your very ears!! You'll be able to snag a CD or a very special, very limited vinyl tour-pressing from them directly when they tour to SXSW and back, so keep your eyes peeled for these guys, I promise you, they will have your senses reeling! Tour dates and pressing info available here.


Silk Flowers
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
Marty McSorley's show
Ever wonder what it would sound like if Ian Curtis came back form the grave, reunited with New Order, but did it real cool and casual? Just getting pretty high, playing at 4 am, jamming on some syths in the back of the club and dancing with ghosts, not really caring if you saw it or not? Well yeah, who wouldn't, so you should probably check out this Silk Flowers live set and look out for their new record out now on PPM.


Live Broadcast from Barbes: Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos, Maeandros, Spanglish Fly
Saturday, March 26th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Rob Weisberg and guest co-host Irene Trudel broadcast live from Barbes, 376 9th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Three hours of live music from three bands: We kick it off with Banda Sinaloense de los Muertos, a stellar unit of NY jazz, experimental and multi-culti musicians playing the bombastic brass band music of Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico. Things then get a little more intimate with a set by Maeandros. The ensemble, led by the brilliant oud player, singer and songwriter Mavrothi Kontanis, performs classic traditional and popular songs of Greece and the surrounding countries as well as Mavrothi's origional compositions. Then we turn it back up a notch for the big finale as Spanglish Fly delivers a scorching set of 60s-style Latin soul and boogaloo. Plus free WFMU swag, and admission during the broadcast is free.


Jody Stephens
Saturday, March 26th, 2011, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael Shelley welcomes Jody Stephens of Big Star! The band's drummer is in town for a tribute show to the legendary 3rd/Sister Lovers LP, a year after the passing of Alex Chilton. The live extravaganza happens later that evening at Mason Hall in Baruch College here in Manhattan, and will feature guests Mitch Easter, Ira Kaplan, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Norman Blake, Chris Stamey, Matthew Sweet and more taking vocal turns at this classic record's songs.


Live and Direct with the German Connect
Friday, March 25th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
WFMU's remote broadcast unit will travel to Dusseldorf Germany on March 25th for a special three hour live broadcast from the studios of Community Education - the hip-hop/funk/soul US group based in Germany. In addition to Community Education's DJ Goersch, Dulce The Moss Man, and Dusky Diana, also performing live will be German MC Micness, Turkish hip-hop duo Freman, the nine-piece German/Spanish funk band Don Cabron, plus others TBA. Put The Needle On The Record Live and Direct with the German Connect from Dusseldorf, March 25th 9pm to midnight local time or 3-6pm Jersey City WFMU time.


Long Distance Poison
Friday, March 25th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Long Distance Poison present an irresistible concoction of convergent psychedelic and electronic energies, everything from a love of nature and Rothko-like visual aesthetics, to musical influences like Sky Records, John Carpenter soundtracks, and a less-jittery Mother Mallard or post-Phaedra Tangerine Dream. They've released some excellent tapes, on Life Like and Cryptic Carousel, releases that capitalize on the band's strength in long-form electronic composition with a wealth of improvisational wiggle-room. (Yet more can be heard at the band's soundcloud page.) There's a "ground" concept for each piece, but that merely serves as a taking-off point for LDP's pulsating extrapolations, typically about 30 minutes in length, or longer. They've been wowing local Brooklyn audiences for some time now, and part of the fun of their shows is the opportunity to experience the band finding their way in the moment, watching the clay of their ideas take on form and urgency. Long Distance Poison now bring their live power to My Castle of Quiet in a performance that's not to be missed; a collaboration of sorts with Castle host Wm. Berger, their live set will be a score to an imagined film by Wm., a Nordic romance entitled Sisu.


The Shrubs
Thursday, March 24th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Sprouting from upstate New York in 1994, this band's VU-inspired 3-minute freakouts will take root immediately in your Shrub-conscious. Their most recent release is 2009's "Forgotten How To Fall."


Seven Second Delay at The UCB Theater on March 23 with Jon Lovitz, Jolie Holland and Bloody Nipples!
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Ken and Andy return to NYC for another broadcast live from The UCB Theater this Wed, March 23 at 6 PM. Guests include: Jon Lovitz, live and not in person as Ken and Andy bring the puppetmaster concept to Hollywood, TV chef Mike Colameco, balloon handler Sara Taksler and musical guest Jolie Holland. Plus, Andy gets his nipple pierced, so there WILL be blood. The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission $5. But there's more! If you pledged to either Seven Second Delay show, Ken and Andy each owe you a drink.. If you donated to Seven Second Delay this marathon, then not only are you awesome, Ken and Andy each want to buy you a drink. And Andy will perform his brand new standup act! Join us at BILLY MARKS, 332 9th Ave between 29th St and 30th St.at 8pm for the Seven Second Delay afterparty. Of course you're welcome to come even if you didn't pledge, but you're on your own at the bar.

AND!! If you are owed a Seven Second Delay Magical T-Shirt, see Ken out of sight of Andy and he will give you one, provided you promise to use the magical shirt against Andy and not Ken on this one magical night.


Soft Circle
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
Marty McSorley's show
Former member of Black Dice and Lighting Bolt, and Boredoms collaborator Hisham Bharocha's project Soft Circle has expanded from a solo kraut rock inspired loop fest into a not quite pop duo with guitarist Ben Vida since his last stop in the WFMU studios. Tune in to hear the evolution and another great live set!


Matthews/Radding/Drury
Monday, March 21st, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
improvised electric and acoustic synthesis - This international trio collaboration featuring Wade Matthews, a French-born American turned 25 year-Madrid resident, with New Yorkers Reuben Radding and Andrew Drury began its life officially in 2006 when the three embarked on an extensive tour in the US Midwest and East Coast. Over the course of that trip and subsequent tours, the three developed an improvised musical brotherhood tinted by shared emotional colorings. Matthews wields laptop synthesizer and manipulated field recordings, while Radding and Drury create the backbone on bass and percussion respectively. They play live on Irene's WFMU program.


Ljova and the Kontraband
Saturday, March 19th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Lev Zhurbin a/k/a "Ljova" is an acclaimed viola player, composer and arranger: His many collaborators have included Yo-Yo Ma, Osvaldo Golijov, the Kronos Quartet (for their project with Bollywood legend Asha Bhosle), and Jay-Z. His Kontraband is a virtuousic acoustic unit that crafts new and original blends of Eastern European and Gypsy melodies, Latin rhythms, jazz-inspired improvisations, and deeply rooted classical forms. We grab them for a live session as they get in gear for a flurry of area gigs - including April 3 as part of the Ditmas Accoustic series in Brooklyn and April 6 at Joe's Pub in Manhattan.


Broadcasting live from the WFMU and Free Music Archive SXSW showcase
Friday, March 18th, 2011, 9pm - 3am
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
WFMU is back in Austin, Texas on Friday, March 18th with another bill of great artists visiting the SXSW Festival! We're going to miss co-presenting with our friends at Aquarius Records this time as they're sitting the show out, but WFMU now teams up with the Free Music Archive at Barbarella, 615 Red River Street in downtown Austin starting 9PM Eastern, 8PM Central time. If you can't join us, tune in live and full sets will be carried in their entirety, with some WFMU staffers in attendance giving play by play. On the bill:

AMEN DUNES
EL-G
SUN ARAW
THE ENDTABLES (Louisville punk gods' first show in decades!)
WHITEHORSE
and a special artist to be announced later on due to bookers' contractual wishes, but rest assured they're WFMU faves as well!

There's a link to more info about the artists and sound samples offered up on the wfmu.org home page news!


Chris Forsyth & the Paranoid Cat Band
Friday, March 18th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

Guitarist Chris Forsyth stops by the WFMU studios in support of his new LP on Family Vineyard, "Paranoid Cat." The album criss-crosses American roots, psychedelia, and avant blues, and hints at a discerning guitar lineage consisting of John Fahey, Jack Rose, Tetuzi Akiyama, Richard Lloyd/Television among others. For "Paranoid Cat," Chris assembled a killer band featuring drummer Mike Pride, bassist Peter Kerlin, pianist Hans Chew (D. Charles Speer & Helix), pedal steel player Marc Orleans (Sunburned, D. Charles Speer), synth player Koen Holtkamp (Mountains), trumpeter Nate Wooley and others. For this WFMU live session, it'll be a modified version of the band including Mike Pride (drums), Peter Kerlin (bass), Don Bruno (organ), and Hans Chew (piano)..  The band will also be at ISSUE Project Room on the evening of 3/18.


Occult Detective Club
Thursday, March 17th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

This Denton, Texas punk rock outfit recalls The Boys and Sham 69. One of their songs has already been covered by fellow Texas punks the Hex Dispensers! The band has just released its second LP, Crimes, ion Alive Records and are hitting the New York area for the first time the next two nights!


Ne(x)tworks plays Cage
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Members of the New York contemporary chamber ensemble present a program of John Cage's compositions, along with some extemporaneous creations. Featuring vocalist Joan La Barbara and Miguel Frasconi on glass in anticipation of La Barbara's concert the following night at Greenwich House in New York City's West Village.


Poet Luis Francia (Tim fills in for Ken)
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
Music from Daddy's Hideaway
Poet, fiction writer, journalist Luis Francia will read selections from two of his poetry collections: Museum of Absences, which deals with 9/11; and The Beauty of Ghosts, on Filipino immigrants in Queens. Luis is a superb writer, and a great reader of his own work.


WFMU's 2011 Marathon Finale with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia
Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 7pm - 12:30am
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
WFMU rounds out our 2011 Marathon with a big ol' finale party that will be broadcast live from Maxwell's in Hoboken, and you can check out our live video stream at wfmu.org. Expect all-out insanity as WFMU's Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia take the stage with live band karaoke, featuring your favorite DJs belting out (our version of) the hits! We hope to reach our goal of raising $1.2 million. Help us get there! At midnight, we'll draw a lucky winner for a trip for two to Barcelona (pledge $1000 or more to be eligible)!


Jason Elbogen and Sara Jaffe spin and pitch this morning
Friday, March 11th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
Jason Elbogen's show

Evan Funk Davies and Todd-o-Phonic Todd take their turn at the Marathon Meat Pie Tonight
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Dan Bodah and Mary Wing want you to pledge your mad money tonight.
Monday, March 7th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event

Marathon Special - Forget Aerial View: It's Aerial YOU! With Chris T and Rex.
Friday, March 4th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Forget Aerial View: It's Aerial YOU! If yours is the highest pledge on either Aerial View Marathon show YOU'LL be the topic for one solid hour! That's right: a show all about you, your likes and dislikes, your childhood, your family, your opinions, dreams and desires. It's all you - it's Aerial You!



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