Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Graham Brice
Monday, February 4th, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Singer/songwriter Graham Brice has been recording a song here and a song there for the past 10 years, but last summer, he released his first full EP, Graham Brice's Flowering Future. The CD is short but full of smart, catchy songs, and Graham will be playing some gigs to promote it. In advance of his gig at The Gutter in Brooklyn on Feb. 9th, Graham stops by Surface Noise with his guitar to play a few songs solo.

Youssra El Hawary: A Compelling New Voice From Egypt
Saturday, February 2nd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Songwriter and Paris-trained accordionist Youssra El Hawary is an innovative new artist on the Egyptian indie scene. Her excellent debut album No'oum Nasyeen was produced by Adham Zidan, a member of Alan Bishop's Cairo-based band The Invisible Hands. And - it was Egypt's first-ever crowd-funded album! Thanks to the Center Stage program, Youssra and band toured the US this fall - with a stop at FMU for the session we'll hear this Saturday!

Friendly Persuaders
Friday, February 1st, 3pm - 6pm
Friendly Persuasion with Otis Fodder (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Otis turns over the show this week to a handful of fantastic folks who jump in to program short vignettes filled with songs and stories. Featuring: Archivist Viv, Don-O, Drew Dobbs, Fortyone, Frank M. Young, Jan Turkenburg, Kevin Sukho Lee, Krys O, MarkTime, Martinibomb, Patrick Foisy.

Wednesday, January 30th, 9am - Noon
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Drums/trumpet/electronics duo Jaimie Branch (of Fly or Die) and Jason Nazary (Little Women) are Anteloper. Their music is a riddle. It's head-snapping body music, but also full of bluesy abstraction: fractured improvised beats, smeary trumpet, and bubbly synths that occasionally--satisfyingly--form a pocket. Check out their excellent release Kudu on Chicago's International Anthem label.

RIP Michel Legrand
Tuesday, January 29th, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island pays tribute to French child prodigy pianist and composer of over 200 soundtracks Michel Legrand passed away at 86 on Saturday, best known for his 1968 Oscar-winning "Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair and Jacques Demy's Palme D'Or-winning 1964 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg working with the likes of musicians Miles Davis, Getz, Coltrane, Ray Charles, Streisand and Maurice Chevalier and filmmakers Godard, Altman, Louis Malle, Orson Wells and Claude Lelouch.

Sleaford Mods
Tuesday, January 29th, 3pm - 6pm
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
SPIN AGE BLASTERS is beyond chuffed to welcome back UK agitprop duo Sleaford Mods for a live on-air interview. On the eve of the release of their new album Eton Alive, DJ Creamo Coyl will be conducting a transatlantic telephone call with Mod mouthpiece Jason Williamson. Tune in next Tuesday at 3 PM to catch the wit and wisdom, the filth and the fury.

Douglas Rushkoff, author, "Team Human"
Monday, January 28th, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Past WFMU host Douglas Rushkoff will join Mark Hurst on the next Techtonic to talk about his new book "Team Human," a manifesto arguing for genuine human connection in a society full of isolating, addictive technology.

William Tyler
Monday, January 28th, 3:01pm - 6pm
Scott Williams's show
Nashville guitarist William Tyler continues to expand the vocabulary of country music with his new album "Goes West", released this week on Merge. He'll perform a solo acoustic set on Scott's show on Monday January 28.

Paul Collins
Monday, January 28th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The King of Power Pop returns to WFMU. Paul of course was the co-founder of two legendary bands, The Nerves and The Beat, and is still making vital music as his 2018 album 'Out Of My Head' is one of his best!

Zina Bozzay on Vadalma's Debut Album Music of Elderflowers: Music From Hungary
Saturday, January 26th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Vadalma is a transcontinental trio that performs new arrangements of Hungarian traditional songs. The group just released an excellent debut album, Music of Elderflowers. Vadalma is led by singer / composer / ethnomusicologist Zina Bossay (pronounced BOH-zah-ee). Zina joins us to share her wealth of knowledge about Hungarian music, and to introduce us to the music of Vadalma. We'll also hear some of the source recordings that inspired the trio's versions - including some of Zina's own field recordings.

Saturday, January 26th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
BBQT invade The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show performing songs from their 2018 album Let's Go (No Front Teeth Records) and more. BBQT are fronted by the illustrious Gabbie Bam Bam and play high energy glam infused rock'n'roll. In addition to Todd's show they will be stomping their hands and clapping their feet at Bowery Electric on January 24th.

Erica Buettner
Saturday, January 26th, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Erica Buettner's first album, True Love and Water (2011), was steeped in the sound of the British folk revival. After moving back to the U.S. from Europe, she was diagnosed with cancer, which meant that work on her second recording, The Book of Waves, was put on hold. The album was released in 2018. While still retaining its folk roots, the new record has richer, more complex arrangements. Tune in for a set of songs and conversation. Erica also has a show Friday, January 25th at Pete's Candy Store.

Nicholas Montgomery aka DJ Monte
Thursday, January 24th, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Guest Nicholas Montgomery aka DJ Monte has been around NYC for a few decades. He's an old school raver turned professional mixer and sound designer. And still an excellent DJ! expect some dance heavy sets

Nick Hallett live in studio!
Wednesday, January 23rd, 3pm - 5pm
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ridgewood Radio presents Nick Hallett live in studio, with playlist and conversation covering the seductive and poignant vocal, electronic, and poetic musics of the composer, singer, and cultural activist. Plus a rare unheard 1999 concert recording from downtown legends David Behrman and Jon Gibson.

David Schecter of Monstrous Movie Music (Pt. 2)
Tuesday, January 22nd, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Monstrous Movie Music is a CD label specializing in previously unavailable 1940s-1970s film music of the finest composers working that era even though most are virtually unknown. MMM's initial releases were "re-recordings" faithfully restored and orchestrated by the label's co-founder Kathleen Mayne, before eventually releasing original soundtracks as well, all with striking covers painted by horror artist Robert Aragon and science fiction illustrator Vincent DiFate and meticulously researched liner notes by own er David Schecter who discusses the label for a second week.

Safiya Noble, author, "Algorithms of Oppression"
Monday, January 21st, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Techtonic commemorates MLK Day this Monday with Professor Safiya Noble. Her new book "Algorithms of Oppression" explains how search engines like Google reinforce and amplify the racism in American society.

Resounding No
Monday, January 21st, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

New Jersey's 21st century answer to the Wall of Sound: Beautiful distortion balanced with three-part harmonies and pop sensibility. The New Brunswick trio played a great show at Monty Hall in 2018, and now makes its Studio B debut!

Live from Golden Fest - Brooklyn's Spectacular Balkan Bacchanal
Saturday, January 19th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

It's our eleventh annual live broadcast from Brooklyn's legendary Balkan and East European music and dance blowout! Golden Fest is a massive two night gathering of musicians, folk dance enthusiasts and fans held at the spectacular Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn's South Slope. The festival kicks off with a multi-band dance party on Friday night January 18th. Then for the big event on Saturday night January 19th, some sixty bands will perform on five stages from 6 pm until the wee hours. We'll bring you Saturday night's early action live from the Grand Ballroom, center stage of this fabulous Balkan-inspired bacchanal.

Beach Boys Vs. Stones Vs. The Band
Saturday, January 19th, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes three authors to discuss their recent books: Harvey Kubernik on "The Story Of The Band", Ian Rusten on "The Rolling Stones in Concert, 1962-1982: A Show-by-Show History" and Tom Smucker on "Why the Beach Boys Matter"

Lorkin O’Reilly
Saturday, January 19th, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Lorkin O’Reilly emigrated to the U.S. as a very young man, settling in upstate New York. A found guitar rekindled his love for music, eventually leading to an EP in 2015. He came to the attention of Team Love Records, which put out his full-length debut, Heaven Depends, one of the finest singer-songwriter albums of 2018. His songs convey a deep connection to the world around him, as well the influences of both his newfound life and his Scots-Irish roots.

Guy fills in for Joe Duffy
Saturday, January 19th, 3am - 6am
Champ Sound with DJ Guy

Adam O’Callaghan
Friday, January 18th, 3pm - 6pm
Friendly Persuasion with Otis Fodder (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Adam swings by lugging a crate of cosmic, moog, funk, disco, and religious records. A multi-tasking mofo, Adam's projects include The Ballroom Blitz Big Band and the Raymond Scott Centennial Tribute Concerts, alongside performing in the Giri Kedaton Gamelan Orchestra and a member of the French-Canadian punk band, Idees Noires active 3 decades back.

David Schecter of Monstrous Movie Music (Pt. 1)
Tuesday, January 15th, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Monstrous Movie Music is a CD label specializing in previously unavailable 1940s-1970s film music of the finest composers working that era even though most are virtually unknown. MMM's initial releases were "re-recordings" faithfully restored and orchestrated by the label's co-founder Kathleen Mayne, before eventually releasing original soundtracks as well, all with striking covers painted by horror artist Robert Aragon and science fiction illustrator Vincent DiFate and meticulously researched liner notes by owner David Schecter who discusses the label's history.

David Lowery (Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker)
Monday, January 14th, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Singer-songwriter David Lowery, of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, will join Mark Hurst on Techtonic to talk about how tech is changing the music business, causing most musicians to make less and less money, and how things might improve in the future.

The Special Pillow
Monday, January 14th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Hoboken-based psych-pop concern dedicated to serving up the inimitable songs of Dan Cuddy (ex-Hypnolovewheel) with a distinctive string-driven sound returns to WFMU. Their latest LP is 2018's critically-acclaimed Sleeping Weird.

Kim Weston
Saturday, January 12th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Detroit native Kim Weston Weston signed with Motown Records in 1961. Her notable records for the label include the classic "Take Me In Your Arms" and her hit duet with Marvin Gaye, "It Takes Two". In 1967 she moved onto MGM Records and recorded for various labels after that, including Stax/Volt. In advance of her appearance at The Mann Center in Philadelphia on Jan. 26th for Jerry Blavat and Friends 40th Anniversary Show, Kim talks to Todd-O-Phonic Todd about her career.

Steve Gunn
Friday, January 11th, 9am - Noon
JA In The AM (PST) with John Allen
Steve Gunn will stop by to perform on John Allen’s show this Friday 11/11. Tune in for this intimate solo electric set set of songs including some off his upcoming Matador release “The Unseen In Between”, out on Jan 18th.

Best In Soundtrack 2018 (Pt. 2)
Tuesday, January 8th, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
DJ Devon E. Levins spins highlights from his favorite soundtrack releases of 2018 for a second week.

Station Manager Ken Freedman
Monday, January 7th, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
In the first Techtonic of the year, Station Manager Ken Freedman joins Mark Hurst to offer tips and resolutions for better tech usage in 2019, as well as his thoughts on anti-robot violence, a new electronic privacy wallet, and the new Black Mirror episode, "Bandersnatch."

Joy Cleaner
Monday, January 7th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Bloomfield, NJ, the town that gave us Ted Leo and Kelly Tripucka, come through again with Joy Cleaner, who brings their jangly and jagged indie pop gems to WFMU for a live performance! Their latest release is the Easter Tuesday EP on Dromedary Records.

Michael Welcomes Dennis Diken of The Smithereens
Saturday, January 5th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Dennis Diken drops by the studio to spin some records and talk about the history and the future of The Smithereens. The band formed in Carteret, New Jersey in 1980 and is still going strong despite the passing of lead singer Pat DiNizio in December of 2017. We’ll hear tales of the road, recording in The Capitol Records tower, the making of MTV videos and the band’s upcoming plans.

Best In Soundtrack 2018 (Pt. 1)
Tuesday, January 1st, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
DJ Devon E. Levins spins highlights from his favorite soundtrack releases of 2018.

Jonestown Underground
Tuesday, January 1st, Noon - 3pm
Pseu's Thing With A Hook
Kick off 2019 with three woozy hours of the coolest hooks from two of rock and roll's most infamously temperamental American bandleaders, Lou Reed and Anton Newcombe. Adjust your New Year attitude with equal measure of detached cool and violent instability. Nothin' but The Velvet Underground and Brian Jonestown Massacre played all show long.

Orquesta Akokán: Revitalizing Cuba's Classic Big-Band Mambo Sound
Saturday, December 29th, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Orquesta Akokán is a blazing Afro-Cuban band. They revitalize Cuba's classic mid-century big band mambo sound. Barely a year old, Akokán has already been chosen to play the prestigious globalFEST World Music showcase, Sun. Jan. 6 at the Copacabana in Times Square. And their self-titled debut album on Daptone Records has been nominated for a Grammy! Meet Akokán's dynamic singer José “Pepito” Gómez and composer / producer / multi-instrumentalist Jacob Plasse on our show this week.

Tune in to The Sit Down with Gina Frary Bacon on WFMU’s Rock ‘n’ Soul Ichiban
Friday, December 28th, 2018, 9pm - 10pm
on Ichiban Rock and Soul Stream
(on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Mary Gauthier’s powerful album “Rifles And Rosary Beads” was recently nominated for a Grammy Award. Not long before it was released, Mary sat down with me to talk about the songs, and the project they were born from, Songwriting With Soldiers. She also played a few songs, including some from the album, and a timely cover of This Land is Your Land.

War On Christmas Soundtracks II
Tuesday, December 25th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
This is not your Grandparents' Christmas film soundtrack special!

Bill Mac fills in for Joe McGasko- A Countdown to Christmas Party Time!
Monday, December 24th, 2018, 9am - Noon
Zzzzzzero Hour with Bill Mac
X-Mess time is a coming, so grab yourself a plate of reindeer and a shot of whiskey and tune into Bill and Maxine’s Christmas Special, featuring the usual blend of somewhat forgotten classics of the Golden Era of Christmas as well as playing some old favorites. Don't forget to hang your mistletoe in a suggestive manner and stop by!!!!

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael and co-host Gaylord Fields will disregard station rules (and common sense) as they light a yule log in WFMU's studio A and welcome some radio friends to drop in and share some favorite Christmas music, discuss current holiday plans and memories of Christmases long ago.

Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 20th, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Celebrate the holidays with Spazzy Claus and his musical guests Hamilton Joe Frankincense and Myrrh (featuring WFMU DJs Amanda Nazario, Matt Fiveash, Gaylord Fields, Matt Clarke and others)!

Count It Down! with Nate K: A Burn It Down! Best of 2018 Special
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Time is just a construct, right? So why let 2018 drag on any longer than necessary? Nate's calling it. And with that in mind, he'll take his annual look back at the year that was a couple weeks early and play tracks from his favorite LPs, EPs, singles, comps, and reissues. There are no losers, but there will be a winner!

Music of the Films of Bernardo Bertolucci (R.I.P.)
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island pays film music tribute to Italian film director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci who passed away in Rome on November 26th at the age of 77. Bertolucci, best known for directing Last Tango In Paris, The Last Emperor, The Conformist and 1900 and co-writing Once Upon A Time In The West, worked with many of the great film composers, including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Piero Piccioni and, of course, Ennio Morricone.

Dava Whisenant, director, "Bathtubs Over Broadway"
Monday, December 17th, 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
The new documentary "Bathtubs Over Broadway" tells the story of "industrial musicals" of the 1960s and 1970s. These were Broadway-style shows written and performed for sales conferences of major American corporations - featuring songs about the company's products. On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst talks with director Dava Whisenant (DAY-va WIZ-uh-nant) about inspiring story of these absurd and wonderful songs about bygone technology.

The Love Is Only Sleeping Holiday Special!
Sunday, December 16th, 2018, 3am - 6am
Love Is Only Sleeping with Bronwyn B
Bronwyn B plays three hours of the best, worst, and weirdest music the holidays have to offer, including Christmas disco, Hanukkah-themed heavy metal, and song poems about Santa Claus!

Ana Alcaide: A Spanish Take on Swedish Nyckelharpa, Sephardic Music and More - Recorded at WOMEX
Saturday, December 15th, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Ana Alcaide was drawn to Sephardic Jewish music by the history of her hometown, Toledo in Spain. A violinist by training, she fell for nyckelharpa - the traditional Swedish keyed fiddle - while living in Sweden. She's combined the two - and lots more - to make her distinctive blend of multi-cultural music. Ana Alcaide and her ensemble join us for an interview plus a little impromptu performance, recorded at October's WOMEX World Music Expo in the Canary Islands.

Governor Phil Murphy and Jeff Tweedy
Saturday, December 15th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The 56th Governor of the great state of New Jersey chats with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about the arts and diners. Tune in for a rare chance to hear a politician discuss something other than politics.

Founding member of the seminal alt-country band Uncle Tupelo and the frontman of Wilco, Jeff Tweedy talks to Todd about his wonderful new autobiography "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) and his just released solo album, "Warm". Find out what makes this intriguing performer tick!

Mack Hayes of The Countdown 5
Saturday, December 15th, 2018, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Mack Hayes of The Countdown 5 the Galveston Beach band who honed their sound playing five upbeat hours a day to drunken frat boys while avoiding ass kickings from Texans suspicious of their hair and far out clothes. They created a huge regional following, but never cracked the national charts. We’ll delve into the history of this fascinating band and the mid '60s college party crowd Texas scene.

The Pink Pussycat welcomes Mimi la Twisteuse & Flipped Out Phil
Friday, December 14th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Friendly Persuasion with Otis Fodder (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Phil & Mimi swing by the studio this week with a slew of fave-rave '45 singles, ranging from wacky novelty instrumentals to psychedelic sunshine pop numbers to super schlager songs to groovy French pop & Mod gems. Flipped Out Phil hosted the beloved 60’s garage rock radio show The Subterranean Jungle (1985-1999), while Mimi hosted Dans le garage (1995-1999) & Mondo PQ (2011-2013) - all out of Montreal. Mimi also compiled Vol. 10 of the Girls in the Garage series and hosted the popular Toronto French pop dance parties Zoï Zoï (2005-2008).

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Savak, the Brooklyn-based band that includes members of Obits, Holy Fuck, The Cops, and Edsel, return to WFMU to play a live set on The Evan “Funk” Davies Show! Savak have just released their third album, Beg Your Pardon (Ernest Jennings Recording Co.), which is already earning accolades for its Wire-meets-New-Zealand-Indie-Pop sound. You can see Savak on January 10 at Union Pool, and tune in Wednesday night, December 12, to hear them live on WFMU.

RIP Francis Lai
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Self taught French composer of over 100 films (not too mention 600 songs for singers) Francis Lai passed away at the age of 86 on November 7th, best known for his 1970 Academy Award winning score for "Love Story." His soundtracks include "Mayerling," "Three into Two Won't Go," "International Velvet," "Édith et Marcel," "Rider In The Rain," "I'll Never Forget What's'isname" and "Hannibal Brooks." Lai began his career as an accompanist for Edith Piaf before writing his first of 35 scores for New Wave director Claude LeLouch's “A Man and a Woman," for which he was working on the third installment at the time of his passing in Nice.

Sunshine and the Rain
Monday, December 10th, 2018, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Justin and Ashley Morey built their sound on girl group pop hooks, twisty psychedelia and garage-rock grit. On the new Beneath the Stars album, the duo strips away the heavier psych elements to reveal 80s synth pop, glittery new wave and hints of piano-tinged 70s soft rock. The tunes are still catchy as all hell, and this session features an expanded live lineup, adding Stephanie Cupo (Fascinations Grand Chorus) on keyboards and Andrew Pierce (Fascinations Grand Chorus/Nouvellas) on drums.

The White Album Improvement Special
Monday, December 10th, 2018, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko (on External chats)
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the self-titled album by the Beatles, colloquially known as "The White Album." Joe welcomes Beatles uber-fan Jim Price into the studio to take on a project that the Beatles' record company should have taken on long ago – chopping the White Album down to one listenable 40-minute album. Join Jim and Joe as they wrangle over what should be included and what should be scrapped, and then listen to Side 1 and Side 2 of the result.

Kalakan: Dynamic New Directions in Basque Music, Recorded Live at WOMEX
Saturday, December 8th, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Kalakan is a dynamic Basque trio from northwest France. Dynamic enough, that after being blown away by their performance at her birthday party, Madonna invited them to join her 2012 MDMA tour ensemble! But even without Madonna's seal of approval we'd love Kalakan's distinctive blend of old and new: Ancient Basque texts, divine vocal polyphony and wildly creative percussion-driven instrumental arrangements. Join us for Rob's exclusive visit with Kalakan - recorded at the 2018 WOMEX World Music Expo in the Canary Islands.

Beginner's Mynd, Dean Wareham + Chevral Sombre and Brower
Saturday, December 8th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Originally conceived as a solo home recording project, The Beginner's Mynd is Dan McNabb’s long-distance call to a bygone psychedelic era. This D.C. combo blends garage rock and pop psychedelia into a sound all their own through the exclusive use of vintage instruments, retro recording techniques, and analog technology. While influenced by the past they are in the present. Catch them live at Diviera Drive in Brooklyn after their performance on Todd's show with The Ar-Kaics, Brower and The Elevator Operators.

Dean Wareham and Chevral Sombre have released an album of "western dream pop" on Double Feature Records. The long player features ten covers of songs from the likes of Marty Robbins, Blaze Foley, Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan and more. Dean and Chevral sing wonderfully together and receive excellent backing from the likes of Britta Phillips (Luna), Anthony LaMarca (The War On Drugs) and others. The result is somewhat akin to mixing Luna and The Grand Canyon. See for yourself at LPR on Friday Dec. 7th.

After a raucous set earlier this year from the WFMU Record Fair, Brower return to the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show to celebrate the release of their debut album Buzzsaws (Dig Record Co.). This Brooklyn based quartet serves up a healthy dose of their patented "power glam" on cuts like "Real Girl", "U N Him", "Better Days" and the title track. Don't miss the buzzsaw sound of Brower at Diviera Drive on Dec. 8th alongside The Ar-Kaics, Beginner's Mynd and The Elevator Operators.

Whiskey Wolves of the West and Robyn Hitchcock
Friday, December 7th, 2018, 9pm - 10:30pm
DJ Roulette (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Tune in to The Sit Down with Gina Frary Bacon Friday night to hear the great Whiskey Wolves of the West, recorded live in Nashville! Plus one from the archives, with Robyn Hitchcock! He covers Syd Barrett and Roxy Music, and even works my name into Saturday Groovers!

OG Chino
Thursday, December 6th, 2018, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
OG Chino has crazy history in hip hop--he opened the store B-Boy Records in South Central in the late 80s, longtime graf writer, DJ, and former music promoter. Now based in LA and behind the EsCaLA restaurant in Korea Town.

When Particles Collide
Monday, December 3rd, 2018, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

This guitar-and-drums duo returns to WFMU - but forget any comparisons to White Stripes or Black Keys! Heavy riffs, catchy songs, explosive playing. They manage to pull off sexy and bludgeoning at the same time! They quit their jobs soon after their last WFMU appearance in 2014 and and have been touring nonstop ever since!

Caracoles: Effervescent Sounds of the Canary Islands Recorded Live at WOMEX
Saturday, December 1st, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Caracoles, from Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands, plays rousing blends of Spanish and Latin American styles. They have a great new album out called Flores. And they've raised money for refugees and performed at refugee camps in Greece. WOMEX, Europe's itinerant "world music" expo, was held in the Canaries this past October. Caracoles played on opening night. And they recorded an exclusive WFMU session with Rob in the WOMEX / EBU radio studio!

Cloud Nothings and Ricky Hell and The Voidboys
Saturday, December 1st, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Cloud Nothings began as the solo project of Cleveland's David Baldi. His project soon grew into a quartet. Cloud Nothings have been making music for almost a decade now With their new album "Last Building Burning" (Carpark) David and company show no signs of letting up. Catch the fury of a Cloud Nothings show December 1st at Warsaw.

No, that is not a typo. Ricky Hell & The Voidboys are clearly inspired by the 70's sounds of bands like...well, Richard Hell and The Voidoids. Hailing from Cleveland, they also carry on in the tradition of influential Ohio bands from the same decade such as Devo, The Bizarros and Pere Ubu with their art damaged approach to rock'n'roll.

Michael welcomes background singer extraordinaire Ron Hicklin
Saturday, December 1st, 2018, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

In the 1960’s & ‘70s when the L.A. studio scene was at its most prolific The Ron Hicklin singers were the go to group for background vocals, adding their unique blend to countless session including TV themes “Batman” and “Love American Style,” jingles ("Kawasaki, let the good times roll" & McDonalds’’ “You Deserve A Break Today”) and hit records from Gary Lewis, The Partridge Family & The Monkees and hundreds more. Tune in to find out the story behind one of the world’s most heard voices.

Steven "Ol' Dirty" Balogh & Matt "Map" Conger-Honkong
Friday, November 30th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Friendly Persuasion with Otis Fodder (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Get stoked for 3 solid hours of ethnographic disasters, horny banjo songs, all-grrrl gems, and transcendental transcontinental punk as two cats who have played in a heap of bands swing by the show. It's perpetually 80 degrees out, warm and sunny, and the back patio in Sheena's Jungle Room welcomes you to kick back with cool conversation & musical mood mosaics.

The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition
Monday, November 26th, 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
What do the Internet, airlines, banks, and beer have in common? They are each dominated by fewer than five giant companies, which use their size to keep out competitors that might improve things for us. On the next Techtonic, Mark speaks with Jonathan Tepper, author of "The Myth of Capitalism," to discuss how the Internet, and the rest of the world, are increasingly dominated by monopolies - and what we can do about it.

Martín Vejerano on Cumbia River Band's debut LP Rio
Saturday, November 24th, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Martín Vejerano of La Cumbiamba NY, Chia's Dance Party, and NYC Gaita Club joins us to introduce his newest project. This one goes to the heart of Colombia's most famous music: The Cumbia River Band. The band celebrates the vinyl (and digital) release of debut LP Rio with a show Friday November 30th at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens. Martín will introduce songs he wrote for the album, plus we'll hear how the band transformed some cumbia classics.

John Schnall’s Midnight Matinee: Psycho
Saturday, November 24th, 2018, Midnight - 3am
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
At midnight on November 24, as the tryptophan leaves the system, John Schnall's Midnight Matinee returns to the airwaves presenting Alfred Hitchcock's classic frightener Psycho. Be warned: this show is rated L for Loopiness and VV for violent violins.

Put the Needle On The Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters Part Two
Friday, November 23rd, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
The second part of the San Francisco turntablist crew, the Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters’ live WFMU turntable orchestration session (plus interviews) in honor of the veteran crew’s 25 year anniversary of their landmark DJ battle/break record “Hamster Breaks” with DJ Quest, DJ Cue, DJ Marz, Eddie Def plus MC Eddie K will air on Put The Needle On The Record on Friday Nov. 23rd at 7pm.

Mother's Little Helpers!
Friday, November 23rd, 2018, 1pm - 3pm
The Flange & Frigate with DJ GeorgyGirl (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
This week Georgy spins and ALL-FEMALE SPECIAL artists like Linda Lewis, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Billie Davis, Tammy St John, and more! MIND THE GAP!

Turkey Day Musical Feast!
Thursday, November 22nd, 2018, 8pm - 9pm
Make With The Shake with DJ Pat K (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Can't stand the after-dinner conversation on Thanksgiving? Or just want to re-live the culinary highs and lows of a long day spent gorging? Make With The Shake has got you covered either way with our annual Turkey Day Musical Feast episode, where Pat K puts on his chef's hat and spins nothing but food songs! Get your earbuds salivating to the sounds of hot grits, mashed potatoes, and chicken necks!

Secret Algorithms! Frank Pasquale, author, "The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information"
Monday, November 19th, 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Algorithms are rating you in ways you have no knowledge of, or control over. Big Tech and Wall Street are joining forces for just this reason - watching what you do, secretly giving you a score, and manipulating you for their own purposes. PEEK INSIDE THE BLACK BOX on the next Techtonic, when Mark interviews Frank Pasquale, law professor at University of Maryland, about his book "The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information."

Msafiri Zawose's Tantalizing Tanzanian Music of Past, Present and Future
Saturday, November 17th, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Msafiri Zawose superbly carries on the musical traditions of central Tanzania, learned from his late great father, Dr. Hukwe Zawose. And he gives the music a 21st century spin on his latest album, Uhjamiaji, on the venerable Soundway label. The album is a roots / electronic collaboration between Msafiri and Sam Jones of the cultural / humanitarian non-profit Soundthread. Old-school or new, this is captivating music not quite like any other in the world. We're thrilled Msafiri will join us to play and chat on this week's show.

Live music from Glasgow’s Starry Skies & "Anything For A Hit" author Dorothy Carvello
Saturday, November 17th, 2018, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Scottish music makers Starry Skies for an unplugged performance of songs from their new lp “Be Kind,” and Michael chats with Dorothy Carvello about her new book “Anything for a Hit: An A&R Woman’s Story of Surviving the Music Industry” which details the her rise from being secretary to Atlantic Records president Ahmet Ertegun, to becoming the first female A&R executive at Atlantic, and the years of rampant sexual harassment she was subject to and horrible behavior she was witness to in the male dominated industry.

Steady Holiday
Friday, November 16th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Rarely have such pretty pop melodies been paired with lyrics about pyramid schemes, evil-doers, and the morally corrupt, yet Steady Holiday’s Dre Babinski relishes in the clash between the sinister and the sweet. A whiff of spookiness floated over her debut album, 'Under the Influence' and crept further into last year’s 'Terror' EP. But she’s at her darkest and most delicate on her new album, 'Nobody’s Watching,’ released this past summer on Barsuk Records. At her recent gig at Mercury Lounge, she captivated the crowd with her haunting, dazzling performance, switching between guitar and violin, and singing the most devastating of break-up songs. After a quick chat at the merch table, a last-minute live session was arranged, and Sheila B. is absolutely thrilled to bring Steady Holiday to this Friday’s Sophisticated Boom Boom!

Rock & Roll Women with Meredith Ochs
Thursday, November 15th, 2018, Noon - 3pm
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Host & curator of WFMU's early 2000s "Trash, Twang & Thunder," award-winning Sirius Radio host, musician and author Meredith Ochs returns to FMU to visit Julie on the drummer stream to play some kickass female rockers and chat about her brand new book "Rock and Roll Woman, The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers" released this month by Sterling Publishing.

Debra Scherer
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
Debra Scherer is a 25-year veteran of both French and Italian Vogue where she interviewed, photographed and filmed all things fashionable. Debra is now the founder and CEO of Culture Crush, which is dedicated to linking culture to society by telling curated stories through photography, illustration, conversation, zines, filmmaking, shows, and live events. Debra, a fellow subculture aficionado, joins Kimzilla and Emily live in studio to talk about the evolution of her career from fashion and pop culture to storytelling of societies cultures.

King Vision Ultra
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Hip hop, noise, experimental electronics and catchy hooks all welded together into one transcendant blast. King Vision Ultra is making some of the most exciting and unique music right now. Tune in for his WFMU debut and a very special set.

Long Hots
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Tapping into the raw improvisational magic of the very best Velvet Underground live bootlegs, Long Hots have established a new standard for fuzzed-out, lo-fi workouts. The Philly trio call what they do "basement boogie," but to Nate K. Long Hots are precisely what he had in mind when he referred to "choogling punks" in his show description. Still not sure what either term actually means? Tune in on Tuesday, November 13, to find out for sure, when the band drops by for a live set.

Ennio Morricone 90th Birthday Tribute (Week 2)
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island pays annual tribute to Ennio Morricone as "Morri-vember" continues for a second week. Il Maestro turned 90 (!!) last Saturday (November 10th) compelling host Devon E. Levins to honor the namesake of the show's genius this entire month! Check out week one HERE if you missed it live!

M.T. Anderson, author of the novel "Feed"
Monday, November 12th, 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, Mark interviews M.T. Anderson, whose sci-fi novel "Feed" describes a dystopian future where Americans walk around constantly distracted by digital advertising and social-media messages. Sound familiar? Here's the twist: Anderson wrote the book almost 20 years ago, pre-iPhone, pre-Facebook. Mark and M.T. talk about what happens when your dystopian novel resembles the real world, and where we might all be headed next.

Run Hide Fight
Monday, November 12th, 2018, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Shindig magazine describes Rune Hide Fight's debut single as two buzzsaw slices of street swagger fuzz. We concur! Tune in for what promises to be a wild live performance from these Philly rockers, whose lineup boasts Brother JT on lead guitar!

Soft Center
Monday, November 12th, 2018, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Catchy, literate indie pop doesn't get much better than local band Soft Center. Led by long-time collaborators Gina Pensiero and Sean Lango, Soft Center has just released their energetic debut LP, No Pattern, and it's a doozie. Tune in to hear the duo, plus band, perform tracks from the album and maybe a few surprises.

1972: The Greatest Year in the History of Pop Music, Part 2 (with Bronwyn B)
Sunday, November 11th, 2018, 8pm - 10pm
Gaylord Fields's show
After broadcasting 29 examples of the best music from the best year in the annals of popular music on his October 28th program, Gaylord Fields and his guest, Love Is Only Sleeping host Bronwyn B, realized that their two-hour song sampling was a mere drop in the 1972 musical bucket. So in fairness to that singularly glorious musical epoch, they will reconvene in order to further present their case with a follow-up special show, resurrecting the spirit of ’72 with additional examples of the pinnacle of pop, rock, and soul hits.

Kurt Baker Combo, Friends Of Cesar Romero and Broncho
Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Kurt Baker Combo's new album is aptly titled Let's Get Wild! (Wicked Cool Records). Kurt and company will be making a rare U.S. appearance and be churning out their classic power pop and glam sounds with Todd-O-Phonic Todd. Their run of East Coast dates includes an appearance at Bowery Electric on Friday November 9th.

Friends of Cesar Romero are the kings of Rapid City, South Dakota rock'n'roll! Their prolific bandcamp page includes over 20 releases! Their blend of power pop, punk and garage never fails to impress. They make their East Coast radio debut on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show and perform at Coney Island Baby on a power packed bill with The Schizophonics and Benny Trokan and The Unique Splits on Friday November 9th.

Broncho joins the list of such other Oklahoma luminaries as Leon Russell, The Flaming Lips and Dwight Twilley. Their music is somewhat of a cross between the later two, with Twilley-esque breathless pop vocals intertwined with slightly off-kilter and experimental arrangements. Whatever they are doing, it's working as clearly evidenced on their new album Bad Behavior (Park The Van Records). Witness Broncho in their live glory November 6th at Rough Trade.

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