Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Gabriel Kahane
Monday, July 7th, 2014, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

With the release of his "Craigslist Lieder" Gabriel Kahane created the perfect blur between mundane social media and mock artsong. Since then, Kahane has created increasingly gorgeous chamber-pop, showcasing his sweet vocal style, but always finding the beauty and humor in life. Gabe's latest album, "The Ambassador," draws inspiration from "Bruce Willis’ hair, detective fiction, modernist architecture, and race riots... a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles." Gabriel Kahane plays live on WFMU.

Domenic Priore and Christopher Merritt, authors of "Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier"
Sunday, July 6th, 2014, 5pm - 7pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

To quote the Beach Boys, "P.O.P. is worth the trip to L.A.," and this show's guests, Domenic Priore and Christopher Merritt—a pop-culture historian and a theme park designer, respectively—will explore the sights and especially the sounds of Disneyland's brief and illustrious competitor, the modernist and nautical-themed Pacific Ocean Park, as found in their new book. With musical acts ranging from Lawrence Welk to the Mothers of Invention supplying the soundtrack to the thrills and spills to be found jutting off a Santa Monica pier, the songs selected to accompany this program will be an exercise in amusement.

The second annual Independence Day "All Covers" Stay-at-home Party!
Sunday, July 6th, 2014, Midnight - 3am
100% Whatever with Mary Wing
What better way to enjoy your July 4th holiday weekend than with three hours of your favorite songs performed by other artists? Join Mary Wing in wee early hours of Sunday morning for another edition of the "party-where-you-are" series; this time celebrating the time-honored tradition of musical re-interpretation!

M'Bolo - Sizzling Senegalese Sounds from Beantown
Saturday, July 5th, 2014, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Boston's M'Bolo plays vibrant percussion-driven Senegalese mbalax music, the style made famous by Youssou N'Dour. The spirited Senegalese-American combo celebrates the 4th with a show at the Shrine in Harlem. And the band makes its Garden State debut on our airwaves on the 5th. M'bolo's joyous sounds are sure to obliterate your holiday hangover!

Inflatable Minotaur Carcass, 4th of July Special
Friday, July 4th, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Tune in on the afternoon of the Fourth of July as the inimitable Rich Hazelton descends into the minotaur lair in an effort to find, if not love for country, then at least love for patriotic song. The ballyhooed Bruce Springsteen / John Cougar Mellencamp challenge, however, will most likely be postponed at least until Armistice Day.

Travis Stever: Guitarist for Coheed and Cambria & Davenport Cabinet.
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Travis will share stories of the road, writing music in two bands, new Davenport songs, as well as a great set of music probably from this universe. He will be live and listeners will be able to ask him questions via our live playlist and comments board! Davenport Cabinet will be playing at Bowery Ballroom Thursday July 10th.

Valerie Gentile & Abbey Nex
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014, 3am - 6am
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
The musical resumes of Valerie Gentile & Abbey Nex read like a who's who of contemporary goth and industrial: Cruxshadows, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Angelspit, Combichrist, Genitorturers. But now they've joined forces as a duo, mingling Valerie's upbeat goth-pop with Abbey's darker industrial sound.

Musician/photographer Paul Zone
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Paul Zone's new book Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground documents a transitional time in New York music history: the years when a bridge from the glam-rock of the New York Dolls to the straight-up punk of The Ramones was being built by bands like The Mumps, Milk 'n' Cookies, The Miamis and The Fast. A teenaged Paul Zone was the singer in The Fast; he also became the resident DJ at Max's Kansas City, and went to numerous shows at the Mercer Arts Center, CBGB, Club 82 and other soon-to-be-legendary venues. Paul Zone's photos include on-stage and off-stage shots of Blondie, Suicide, Lydia Lunch, the Dead Boys, and many others -- including, perhaps more importantly, other prominent acts of that era that remain lesser-known today. After numerous worldwide exhibits his photos are collected for the first time in this exciting new book. Tune in at 9pm Wednesday night, July 2, as Paul Zone shares the stories behind the images with WFMU listeners.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

A visit to Brian's show from this seasoned experimental unit from Chicago. ONO first appeared on the scene in the 1980's and have resurrected in recent years to record and tour anew. Self-depicted as "industrial noise gospel", the band traverses lines between free jazz, Pere Ubu, Suicide, Beefheart and Throbbing Gristle, and are on tour behind their recent fourth album, Diegesis, on Moniker Records.

Nox Boys PLUS The Young
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The "Nox" in Nox Boys comes from their hometown of Blawnox, Pa. and these crazy suburban Pittsburgh teens, boosted by veteran slide guitarist Bob Powers, channel the energy and insanity of the patron garage saints of their region, the Swamp Rats. Their debut self-titled LP on Get Hip is an instant 21st-century classic, tune in and hear what they can do live!

Austin, Texas guitar grinders The Young have been growing by leaps and bounds with each release. Their third album, entitled, 'Chrome Cactus,' and coming out Aug 26, is no different. The band says the new LP was influenced by Link Wray, Dead Moon, Lungfish, and early ZZ Top. Tune in to a live set of all new material to find out!

Ben Seretan
Monday, June 30th, 2014, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event

Ben Seretan returns to Airborne Event for a live performance of "Three Sisters," an extended guitar suite inspired by his time in Alaska last summer. Tune in for blissful summer sounds.

Father Murphy
Monday, June 30th, 2014, 3:01pm - 6pm
on Scott Williams's show

Trevino duo Father Murphy brings all the weight of its Catholic Italian upbringing into deep dark sonic explorations of fear, failure, and guilt. Julian Cope calls them exemplars of the "new Italian Occult Psychedelia", and the phrase is somewhat apt. There will be giallo organs in a minor key. Catch them live on Scott's show, Monday June 30, 3:01-6pm.

Beth Sorrentino
Monday, June 30th, 2014, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

In the early 1990's, Beth Sorrentino had a good run with the pop trio suddenly, tammy! before going the solo route. Sorrentino became a singer-songwriter by night, and by day, a creative arts director and piano teacher at several acclaimed public and private schools in the NYC area. Beth's back with "Would You Like To Go: A Curt Boettcher Songbook," a fun collection of ’60s sunshine pop by the late songwriter best known for his work with The Association, Saggitarius and The Millennium. Beth Sorrentino plays some of those great tunes (and maybe a few of her own) live on Irene's show.

Vanya Zhuk and heavy mensches: Psychedelic Russian punk klezmer
Saturday, June 28th, 2014, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Klezmer is a big part of Moscow's growing world and roots music scene. But Vanya Zhuk's band Nayekhovichi stands apart with its rock and roll sound and spirit. Vanya's music combines traditional and original Yiddish and Russian songs with psychedlia, punk and lots more. Vanya crossed the pond along with fellow Muscovite Garik B. for the annual Jet Lag Russian roots & rock festival in upstate NY, and a gig at Barbes in Park Slope on Sunday July 6th. And they team up with an all-star trio of NY/NJ-based klez-rockers for a raucous one-of-a-kind FMU session tonight.

Scott Ligon of NRBQ
Saturday, June 28th, 2014, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes NRBQ’s Scott Ligon to discuss the band’s new album “Brass Tacks” and their current tour, which brings them NYC’s BB Kings July 21st.

Put The Needle on The LP, LIC
Friday, June 27th, 2014, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Following two recent live broadcasts from California Billy Jam and the WFMU remote broadcast unit return to the East Coast for a live radio show from endangered community arts space LP (Local Project) in Long Island City, Queens, NY where this Friday WFMU will broadcast live for one hour during an art opening. Guests on the mic will include LP curator Carolina Penafiel, local spoken word artists including Leon Marin, and visiting "krip-hop" act Wheelchair Sports Camp from Denver Colorado. Formerly at nearby 5POINTZ until being displaced from that graffiti mecca in late 2013, LP is currently located at 11-27 44th Road, Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101 - free and open to the public.

Blackstone Rangers
Thursday, June 26th, 2014, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Texas shoegaze trio Blackstone Rangers (aka Blackstone Rngrs) drop into the Dark Night with their swirlingly ambient and catchy dreampop. Fuzzy guitar and synth wrap around Ruth Ellen Smith's angelic but emotional vocals providing a fresh take on a classic sound.

DJs Derrick Ah Sam and DJ Frank Forearm
Thursday, June 26th, 2014, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$¢ welcomes west coast hip hop and funk DJs Derrick Ah Sam and DJ Frank Foreal, and will be airing their brand new New Orleans Brass & Funk Mix called 'Let's Go Get Em'. Derrick was a key part of the Honolulu hip hop scene in the 90s, and Frank has a weekly show on KPFK and has killer records and skills.

Dan Epstein, author of "Stars and Strikes"
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

In Dan Epstein's previous book, Big Hair and Plastic Grass, we learned how the '70s changed baseball forever. His latest book, Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76, focuses on the year that brought us the Chicago White Sox wearing shorts, C.W. McCall's "Convoy," the California Angels hiring their DH from Casablanca Records, Frampton Comes Alive, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych's brilliant rookie year, the Ramones and so much more.

Tune in at 9pm on Wednesday the 25th as Dan returns to The Evan "Funk" Davies show with more riotous tales of '70s baseball! Then come out to see Dan in person reading from the book Thursday the 26th at Bergino Baseball Clubhouse (67 E. 11th St.) and Sunday the 29th at Manitoba's (99 Avenue B).

Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "The River"
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. June 25th we'll air an episode entitled "The River," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. Joe chronicles a journey down the Nile that involves marital betrayal and the mysterious death of a small, vicious schnauzer.

Kraut Out
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014, Midnight - 3am
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
Though incorporated into the My Castle of Quiet horrorcast™, somewhat regularly, this week, for the first time since 2011, we'll be presenting a full three hours of mostly 70s (& some 80s) Krautrock, and other European progressive rock. metal, no modern "noise" etc., though a great deal of what happens weekly on the radio show can be easily, stlistically traced back to this hyper-creative period in European music, stretching far beyond the scope of "rock," in its myriad, seemingly endless permutations. Kraut-Out #1, from July 2011. We hope you'll join us, for seldom-heard tracks, and sundry mind excursions.

Mike Doughty, comedian Nick Thune, and authors Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steven Dolodovico
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight on the show Dave hosts musician Mike Doughty, comedian Nick Thune, and authors of the new book "No Slam Dancing: An Oral History of City Gardens" Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steven Dolodovico.

Sun Ra Centennial Special
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

On Tuesday June 24, Brian Turner will host his WFMU colleagues Michael D. Anderson (The Good Doctor) and Irwin Chusid to discuss the Sun Ra centennial. Anderson is Executive Director of the Sun Ra Music Archive, an extensive collection of original Sun Ra master tapes acquired after he was appointed the bandleader's tape librarian during the 1970s. Anderson has spent the subsequent decades reviewing, cataloguing, and preserving these historic tapes. Chusid recently became the interim representative of Sun Ra LLC on behalf of the heirs of the late musician. To commemorate this year's 100th anniversary of Sun Ra's arrival on Planet Earth, Anderson and Chusid issued 21 meticulously transferred and restored classic Sun Ra albums from the 1950s thru the 1970s as part of the 24-bit Mastered for iTunes series. Anderson and Chusid will talk about the Sun Ra legacy and play lots of music, including unreleased material. We'll also be airing a segment of the incredible live session from Brian's show last year featuring the Arkestra's Marshall Allen and Danny Thompson at WFMU.

Dr. George Harlow
Monday, June 23rd, 2014, 7pm - 8pm
Night People
Curator of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History, Dr. Harlow visits Night People this week to discuss geology, the origin of minerals on Earth, and the Museum's incredible gem collection.

World Cup Week 2
Monday, June 23rd, 2014, 6pm - 7pm
Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.
The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today welcome soccer writer David Winner, author of "Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer." Total Football! Flexible space! Art, culture, philosophy, architecture, and pannekoeken! Join us for a literary look at the beautiful game, with David Winner.

Meaner Pencil
Monday, June 23rd, 2014, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

When she arrived in New York City, the city subway presented itself as the perfect performance cathedral. Her cello is the main tool she uses to lift musical spirits, although the overall tone of her tunes is quite sombre. Meaner Pencil's latest album, "Senza Amanti" is Italian for "Without Lovers". She writes, "These are pieces meant to be performed without lovers, and they describe a period of my life when I was trying to live alone, after severe heartbreak, in the hope of gaining a better understanding of myself." Meaner Pencil plays live on Irene's show.

Make Music NY Summer Solstice Remote Live From Meridian23
Saturday, June 21st, 2014, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Make Music NY is a gigantic annual celebration of the first day of summer - over a thousand free concerts throughout New York City. Similar festive happenings commemorate the solstice in hundreds of cities around the world — it's a global celebration of music making.

This year for the first time WFMU joins in the revelry as Transpacific Sound Paradise travels to New York's newest world musicky venue, Meridian23, 161 W 23rd St. near 7th Ave., for three hours of wall-to-wall live music.

Tune in or drop by for five sets of great sounds from around the world - and around the corner:
Ani Cordero sings classic South American songs of love and protest;
Malian guitar master Badian Diabaté joins Sam Dickey of Benyoro for sublime string-driven duets;
Los Hacheros inject Afro-Cuban flavor with their earthy old-school salsa and charanga sounds
Gnawa Boussou explores ancient Moroccan Sufi spiritual music with Sub-Saharan roots;
and Amino Belyamani and Bed Stuy Ewe Ensemble take us home with driving West African percussion.

Admission is, of course, free - and we'll be giving away free WFMU swag too!

Producer Ed Stasium
Saturday, June 21st, 2014, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael talks about the art of making great records with New Jersey native Ed Stasium, noted engineer and producer whose hit making credentials include work with Gladys Knight & The Pips (Midnight Train To Georgia), The Ramones, Talking Heads, The Smithereens, Sha Na-Na, Motorhead, Joan Jett, and tons more.

Mutilation Rites
Friday, June 20th, 2014, 9am - Noon
on Imaginary Radio

It's the return of Mutilation Rites on Imaginary Radio! Devastating Black Metal with a Crust edge from Brooklyn invading the airwaves in a special live performance. They will be debuting new material from their upcoming album, "Harbinger"!

Emilie Simon
Thursday, June 19th, 2014, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

French chameleon Emilie Simon (pronounced Simone) finally drops in to WFMU for a solo performance preceding her Summer Stage concert in Central Park. Jumping from her unique electropop -- which uses natural sounds to complement her keyboard and guitar -- to composing the award-winning soundtrack to the original French version of March of the Penguins, from a collaboration with Tricky to the lush, orchestral sound of her latest album Mue, Emilie is a unique, unpredictable artist. After finding her CD in Montreal and falling in love with her strong and occasionally childlike voice (Kate Bush and Claudine Longet comparisons are inevitable) Julie invited Emilie after a Pianos show in 2011 but was unable to regain contact. In a session years in the making but planned with very little notice for either party, Emilie exceeds all expectations in this bilingual performance.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, 8pm - 9pm
Infinite Distortion
Baltimore's own Ed Schrader's Music Beat brings their unique, powerful brand of stripped down post-punk to WFMU. Fresh off three months of globetrotting, ESMB blasts through classics and new hits in support their new single, "Party Jail". It's the most fun you'll have with a bass and a tom drum this week.

Courtney Barnett
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Australia's storytelling songstress Courtney Barnett brings a live set to WFMU's airwaves on Irwin's program this Wednesday, June 18, at 4pm (Eastern). Her 2013 album, The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas, was released in the US on Mom + Pop Records. The world of Barnett has been described as "a hot, hazy place where suburban banalities and mindless procrastination can sound oddly compelling." Her single "Avant Gardener" is a hook-laden fog of country roots and discordant psychedelia in which Courtney sings of suffering an anaphylaxis-induced seizure during an Australian heat wave. This Wednesday, hear that song and more as Courtney Barnett and her band make their WFMU debut.

Kissey PLUS Sunrise Highway
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, Noon - 3pm
The Duane Train
The lovely and talented Kissey will drop by the Duane Train this coming Wedesday for a live performance. Although this Swedish/NYC based avant R & B singer/producer has come through the train to DJ before, this will be the first time that she will perform live AND..she will be bringing her dancers along as well, so we can look forward to seeing that on the trusty ol' WFMU vimeo site later... she' said she was gonna bring sexy back to WFMU & lord knows we need it:)

The new disco funk supergroup Sunrise Highway will also swing by for an interview in anticipation of their live show that night at Glasslands. The trio comprises of vocalist Amy Douglas and multi-instrumentalists Tim Wagner & Nick Chacona, who have all had very rich careers, making groove-oriented new skool funk in a variety of different genres. But for this project, they wanted to make a the kind of classic sounding "AM Gold" fusion of funk that had that stamp of quality, that sounded great outside of the confines of the club. One listen to their results by rising star, Tensnake, was all it took, and the trio was instantly signed to his True Romance label. The Sunrise Highway EP is out now.

Damien Echols, Lorri Davis, and Brandon Seabrook
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
This week, Dave welcomes Damien Echols (West Memphis Three) and his wife Lorri Davis, co-authors of the new book "Yours For Eternity." Plus, guitarist/banjoist Brandon Seabrook.

When Particles Collide
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

A guitar-and-drums duo but forget any comparisons to White Stripes or Black Keys immediately! Heavy riffs, catchy songs, explosive playing. As someone else somewhere said - they manage to pull off sexy and bludgeoning at the same time! After two EPs, the dup has just released their first LP, Photoelectric.

Bloomsday 2014
Monday, June 16th, 2014, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
James Joyce's novel Ulysses follows the events of a single Dublin day, June 16th, aka Bloomsday. Today, Ulysses is 110 years old and more vital than ever. In commemoration, tune in tonight for a mix of Joycean readings and other sound artifacts mixed in throughout the Airborne Event.

John DeBello
Monday, June 16th, 2014, 7pm - 8pm
Night People
Writer/director John DeBello joins Night People to discuss the past, present and future of his legendary "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" franchise.

World Cup Week 1
Monday, June 16th, 2014, 6pm - 7pm
Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.
The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today do Brazil! Longtime WFMU Listener Timotato is traveling to Brazil as our own World Cup Special Correspondent, and will phone in a full report of the action live from beautiful Estádio das Dunas, Natal, where Ghana will be beating the US national team, probably. That’s Listener Timotato, Monday, on Sportsy Talk.

Marissa Nadler
Monday, June 16th, 2014, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Eternally ethereal singer Marissa Nadler dips deep into the dark spirits for her song inspirations but presents them as comforting moments and stories. Nadler's flirtation with the gothic seems to come from ghostly stories in the vein of Edgar Allen Poe and murder ballads. Marrissa's songs are atmospheric, austere, and starkly sincere. Marissa Nadler brings her gorgeous, atmospheric folk to WFMU's love room.

Kuupuu & Tsembla
Sunday, June 15th, 2014, 7pm - 9pm
Daniel Blumin's show
Fans of Finland's psychedelic underground, rejoice! It's a two-fer this week as Marja Johansson (Tsembla) and Jonna Karanka (Kuupuu) stop by the show hot on the heels of their June 14th appearance at Issue Project Room. Both live sessions are sure to cast a spell chock-full of skewed electronics, shapeshifting sound textures, eerie atmospheres, and subliminal rhythms! A high-powered dose of magick for your inner Nordic walker. Tune in!

pHoaming Edison
Saturday, June 14th, 2014, Midnight - 3am
Undancing In The Dirt with Thomas Storck
pHoaming Edison is the name under which James Kavoussi has recorded his solo works over the last 30 years. Well over a decade after its last live incarnation, pHoaming Edison in full-band form performed a one-off show in a small room in Brooklyn last April, blowing the minds of unsuspecting spectators front to back. Due to popular demand, the band agreed to visit the WFMU studios to record perhaps the last pHoaming Edison live session. Featuring members of Fly Ashtray, Uncle Wiggly, Dymaxion.

Put The Needle on The Oakland Corner Market
Friday, June 13th, 2014, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the second WFMU live remote broadcast from the Bay Area this month Billy Jam and guests will be at the Corner Market health food store and cafe on the corner of Telegraph Ave and 61st Street in North Oakland. Put The Needle On The Record: Friday June 13th 7pm (4pm to 5pm local Pacific time).

Friday the 13th Part VI
Friday, June 13th, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
The "unlucky" attributes attributed to Friday the 13th are of course steeped in superstition, likely attributable to the fact that Gioachino Rossino - perhaps more noted for his contributions to 19th Century opera than for being steeped in solid scientific discourse - died on Friday, November 13. Much like the college co-ed guzzling wine spritzers while wearing a holy cross pendant or the businessman beginning a pleasant morning on the golf greens only to find himself cursing the Lord's very name, however, we at Miniature Minotaurs choose to heed all superstitions: spiritual, secular and sacrosanct. Tune in this Friday the 13th as we explore evil-warding and wishbone-breaking musics from a potpourri of cultures littering the globe.

Little Anthony
Thursday, June 12th, 2014, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Legendary singer Little Anthony from Little Anthony and the Imperials drops by to discuss his incredible hit records (Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop, Hurt So Bad, Tears On My Pillow) and his upcoming Joe's Pub gig.

Alexander Hacke
Thursday, June 12th, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten, Crime and the City Solution, etc.) will be making one of his annual visits to Strength through Failure on Thursday, June 12. His unique sensibilities will be on display in conversation and in his musical selections for your listening pleasure.

Psyche Corporation
Thursday, June 12th, 2014, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Psyche Corp's CEO Psyche Chimère combines lyrics right out of fantasy & sci-fi with musical influences from steampunk to electro-goth to symphonic metal. But the focal point is her sweet but strong voice that conjures images of a carnival wind-up doll enchanting you as it spins then leaving you sleepless and haunted by its delicious, dizzying circle of music.

Mike Myers
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Actor/director Mike Myers will be on The Evan "Funk" Davies show this Wednesday night, June 11, to talk about his newly released documentary Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon! The movie tells the story of, yes, Shep Gordon, who managed the likes of Alice Cooper, Luther Vandross and Pink Floyd before ushering in the culture of the celebrity chef through his work with Emeril Lagasse and others. Mike Myers tells the fascinating story of this legendary manager in his directorial debut; Wednesday night he'll share that story, and the story of directing his first film, with WFMU listeners.

Steve Lowenthal, author of John Fahey biography
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, 6am - 9am
JA In The AM with John Allen
Journalist Steve Lowenthal will stop by WFMU to discuss his new book "Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey." Dance of Death tells the story of the legendary guitarist/composer/storyteller and american blues and bluegrass preservationist with fascinating detail and dedication, and is a necessary literary companion to anyone who has ever fallen under the spell of Fahey's singular musical vision. Fellow guitar hero Leo Kotke, whose music was discovered and produced by Fahey early on, writes of Lowenthal "You did a lot of good work for John and his music. You've rendered him with insight and professionalism". Steve and John will also play favorite tracks from the Fahey discography as well as select tracks from the Takoma catalog.

Crazy & The Brains
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, 3am - 6am
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Party-Punk, Anti-Folk, Garage rockers Crazy & The Brians hit the airwaves for their WFMU debut this coming Wednesday on Redundancy Radio. Give a listen before they step out on their "Boyz of Summah" 2014 tour across the U.S. of Ayyyyyyyy!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

The duo of Chuck Bettis (All Scars/Period/Brown Wing Overdrive and more) and Mick Barr (Orthrelm/Octis/Krallice/Crom-Tech, among others) met years ago in the post-HC Washington DC environ. Mossenek began as a sporadic dive into splattery sound destruction of the improvised kind, taking Barr's precision hyperspeed playing into a pit of Onanie Bomb-era Boredoms sandblasting. Tune in for a live session today before the two head off to Japan.

Ian McLagan
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Rescheduled from May 20: A true rock legend comes to Jersey City today - McLagan of course was a founding and esssential member of the Small Faces and the Faces, played that mean electric piano on "Miss You" and did two tours with the Rolling Stones and played with just about everyone else, from Chuck Berry to Paul Westerberg. His new album, "United States," comes out June 17. He'll also be at Iridium in NYC that same night.

Ben Watt
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Ben Watt, one half of DIY post punk innovators Everything but the Girl, will be performing live this Tuesday morning June 10 at 9:00 AM on This is the Modern World with Trouble. Dang, that is early, but the man is busy! He just released a new album and a new book, which he will read from at Powerhouse Arena in BKLYN that night at 7pm.

Jerzey Derby Roller Girls
Monday, June 9th, 2014, 6pm - 7pm
on Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.

It's the Estrogen Overload Show, as the Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today welcome four (4!) of the Jerzey Derby Roller Girls to the studio to talk about smashing, bashing, flat-track action! LL Kill J, Brass Muscles, Beast Witherspoon, and CaliforniaKate will tell us what it takes to be a member of the Corporal Punishers, the all-star team of New Jersey women's roller derby. Jim the Poet will never know what hit him! Yeah Jeets!

Janka Nabay's Bubu Music from Sierra Leone
Saturday, June 7th, 2014, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Janka Nabay is a wildly charismatic DC-based Sierra Leonean singer whose hard-driving dance music is derived from bubu, a centuries-old tradition he says is rooted in witchcraft. Janka and his band, The Bubu Gang, stop in for a first-ever WFMU session tonight - right before heading to Brooklyn to play at Secret Project Robot in Bushwick.

Crazy Pills
Saturday, June 7th, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh

Fronted by one helluva vocalist, guitarist, and all-around grrrl Amanda, Crazy Pills is a shakin' garage-punk trio with a pinch of adorable. Tune in to BTAwK for their on-air tour pre-party.

John Wirt author of "Huey ‘Piano’ Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues"
Saturday, June 7th, 2014, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes John Wirt author of "Huey "Piano" Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues" the first biography of the New Orleans artist responsible for hits "Don't You Just Know It," "Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu” and "Sea Cruise," which follows the musician's extraordinary life from his Depression-era childhood to his teen years as a pianist for blues star Guitar Slim to his mainstream success in the 1950s and '60s. The book also provides new insights on Smith’s professional disappointments and financial struggles in the 1980s and 90s as he battled over royalties from his most successful and profitable work.

Put The Needle on the Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records, 2-hr special (Billy fills in for Mr. Fine Wine 8-9pm)
Friday, June 6th, 2014, 7pm - 9pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
WFMU will set up its remote unit in the Great Hall of the Oakland Museum of California during the East Bay museum's popular ongoing exhibit "VINYL: the sound and culture of records" (thru July 27th). The all-vinyl theme of the special extended two hour radio show will be strictly Bay Area hip-hop records from the crates of Billy Jam and the numerous guests that will stop by. Following the broadcast the theme will continue with a "Talk and Play" program also in the Great Hall of the Oakland Museum of California.

DJ Joey D
Friday, June 6th, 2014, 6am - 9am
Knuckle Sandwich with Dave Bombay
Disco champion and former WCBN DJ Joey D is going to be in studio with a massive freeform disco set this Friday on "Knuckle Sandwich w/ Dave Bombay". What is "freeform Disco" you may ask? Tune in at 7a on Friday to find out. ( Platform shoes not included. )

JJ Koczan (Koh-zan)
Thursday, June 5th, 2014, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
He's the brains, the brawn, and the taskmaster behind -one of the greatest heavy music online presences out there. JJ produced the daily Roadburn fanzine for this year's fest, and continues to edit NJ's Aquarian paper/website. Always ahead of the heavy music curve, he will have monstrously good music choices; you will regret missing this show! JJ will be live in the studio and listeners will be able to ask him questions via the interactive live playlist.

Joe Frank - Unfictional Radio Dramas
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. This week, we'll air two half-hour episodes of Joe's Unfictional series, which were produced for KCRW. The program "A Life Well-Lived" has not been previously aired on WFMU. The second episode, "A Hollywood True Story," aired last year, but 95% of listeners hearing this announcement missed it.

Record Fair Special
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
On Tuesday Chris T. takes Aerial View on location to the recent WFMU Record Fair. Go behind the scenes at the 69th Regiment Armory and learn what it takes to stage this mammoth event. Hear interviews with WFMU’s own Scott Williams, Michael Shelley, Chris M., Ken Freedman, Joe McGasko, Rex Doane and Clay Pigeon. Chris also talks with record dealers, food vendors and customers in the cavernous space that is the Armory. You’ll love the natural reverb!

Elysian Fields
Monday, June 2nd, 2014, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

With sultry vocals by Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow providing guitar, vocals and a host of other instruments, as Elysian Fields they have been quietly releasing their jazzy, eclectic albums since the 1990s. Jennifer and Oren were drawn together through the early incarnation of The Knitting Factory where Jennifer worked as a booker. And Oren's worked with the likes of Henry Threadgill, David Murray, Sonic Youth and Jeff Buckley, who also had ties to the Knit Fac. Their latest disc is "For House Cats And Sea Fans" and Elysian Fields drop by to play some tunes for WFMU.

Oumar Konate - Smoldering Electric Guitar from Mali
Saturday, May 31st, 2014, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Songhai towns of Northwestern Mali are a hotbed of brilliant guitarists. The late great Ali Farka Toure is still the Songhai guitar king - but now Oumar Konate is making waves with his big, bold sound. As Pop Matters put it: Oumar "shreds like a demon". The young Malian marvel is touring behind his first international release, Addoh (Clermont Music), an intense album recorded as political strife ripped apart his home region. Oumar hits NYC Wednesday May 28 at Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side, Thursday May 29 at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, and Friday June 6 at Meridian23 in Chelsea. But once again we get the Garden State exclusive - Oumar Konate and his blistering band right here on WFMU!

Dan Melchior PLUS The Flatmates
Saturday, May 31st, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Two great live sets: Dan Melchior PLUS The Flatmates perform live at WFMU's 2014 Record Fair. Tune in over the radio or watch the live video feed 3:30-5:30pm at or on your smartphone using the WFMU app.

Clay Pigeon visits the Minotaur's Lair
Friday, May 30th, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
As happy, hopeful collectors line up outside the 69th Regiment Armory, their eyes wide as saucers, their wallets fat like stuffed pasta shells, Clay Pigeon will pay a pity visit to Miniature Minotaurs, swapping musical memories and stories of vinyl fetishism all the while wishing they were there too.

Dead Leaf Echo
Thursday, May 29th, 2014, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Dreampop, shoegaze, ambient, all these words can be used to describe the Brooklyn four-piece, but they aren't easily confined. Centered around LG Galleon's echoing electric twelve string and featuring male often combined with female vocals, DLE's sound focuses more on the ethereal dreaminess reminiscent of '90s era 4AD than the distorted noise common in shoegazers. Dead Leaf Echo will be playing a tribute show for their frequent collaborator Christo Buffam at the Silent Barn on May 31st.

Bodega Pop’s Bollyvault
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, 7pm - 10pm
on Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Take an action-packed 3-hour tour from the dawn of Hindi cinema to this year’s hottest hits from the indefatigable film factories of Mumbai. Toss back a bottle of Bombay Gin with Bollywood’s biggest lush, K.L. Saigal! Thrill to the lilting highs and lows of Lata Mangeshkar’s fiercest competitors: Shamshad Begum, Geeta Dutt and Rajkumari! Get your hip drive, shoulder shuffle and hair flip on to Hindi funk, soul, disco, rock and hip-hop unavailable on any compilation!

Holly Elson / Moondog
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
British film director Holly Elson will appear on Irwin's show Wednesday May 28 between 3-4 pm to discuss "The Viking of 6th Avenue," her upcoming documentary about the miraculous musician Moondog. The film chronicles the wide-reaching influence of this blind musician and longtime New York icon known for his Viking persona. His life was an outrageous adventure, which included befriending Charlie Parker and Benny Goodman, living with Philip Glass, being photographed by Diane Arbus, having his music covered by Janis Joplin, recording a children’s album with Julie Andrews, and performing with Elvis Costello. Moondog was hugely influential and continues to inspire artists today, from Bjork to Philippe Starck.

Steve Bucemi and more tonight!
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave welcomes special guests Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Bower from Eyehategod, Comedian Myq Kaplan, and musical duo Yesway from San Francisco.

The New Lines
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
This is the Modern World welcomes the New Lines! May 23rd they will be rowing across the Hudson, dinghy overflowing with vintage organs, to officially ring in NYC Popfest week. 60's and early 70's pop psych sounds for our alien landscape. Viva la revolution! But first buy your tickets for NYC Popfest - May 29-June 1.

Split Single
Monday, May 26th, 2014, Midnight - 3am
on Therese's show

Jason Narducy (Verböten, Verbow) stopped by with his band Split Single to play a power-pop tinged set of songs from his excellent new album "Fragmented World" and discuss returning to songwriting after an 8-year hiatus, his time playing bass for the likes of Bob Mould and Superchunk and the burden of having the Sexiest Elbows in Rock Music.

Dungeons & Dragons Live! Part II
Sunday, May 25th, 2014, 9am - 11am
on Imaginary Radio

Yes, it's a D&D game live on the radio! The exciting saga continues in the land of Neverwinter as we are reunited with our heroes: the ancient wizard Quarthon, the muscle-bound king Brodus, the effete and impudent Darby and the completely creepy Creep Lord. Plus the excellent Dungeon Master Lauren of the 20 Sided Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is back! Bring your D20 and don't miss the next chapter of this tale about... well, dungeons and dragons.

Gen Ken Montgomery guest DJing: 7" singles
Sunday, May 25th, 2014, 6am - 9am
Undancing In The Dirt with Thomas Storck
Celebrated sound and mail artist, Minister of Lamination, founder of Generator Gallery and co-owner of the Generator Sound Art organization GEN KEN MONTGOMERY visits Dangerous For The Brain this Sunday to celebrate his birthday and spin 7"s from his personal collection.

The Glass House Project: Lost Hungarian Jewish Music
Saturday, May 24th, 2014, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Holocaust in Hungary was especially efficient thanks to government cooperation. But there were exceptions, including a few dozen safe houses set up for Jews in Budapest. The Glass House was one of them - and the The Glass House Project is an all-star Hungarian-American musical collaboration led by Frank London (of Klezmatics fame). Frank and company are using archival sources to recreate the Jewish musical culture lost in the Holocaust in Hungary - as well as to create new and experimental music inspired by the source material. The inspired ensemble hits the stage for the first time at Drom in the East Village this Friday (May 23) and at a free concert at the Museum of Jewish Heritage near Battery Park on Tuesday May 27 - as well as making its first-ever radio appearance right here on WFMU.

Julie Byrne
Saturday, May 24th, 2014, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Julie Byrne's first album-length release, "Rooms With Walls and Windows" (Orindal Records), was originally issued in 2012 on two separate cassettes. Easily one of my favorite records of this year, it is a deeply emotional and spiritual one, due in no small part to her beautiful and intensely poetic lyrics. After finishing up a two-month tour, she stopped at WFMU for a live session and conversation.

Alex Mitchell
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's Peer Pressure guest will be Alex Mitchell, the voice of Circus of Power and NY Hardcore legends, Crucial Truth. We'll hear some of his music and influences, and talk about his rise as a RnR raconteur -- literally-- he is working on his 4th book! Alex will be on at 1pm!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Since coming to New York, Australian dark duo Vows (formerly Wazu) have been a fixture on the local goth scene. With their synth-heavy sound, danceable beats and haunting male & female vocals they are the perfect highlight for Julie's 3rd annual World Goth Day show. Turn off the lights, feed the bats and enjoy the non-silence.

Sewer Rats
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
NYC's Sewer Rats are a healthy mix of gutter punk and electronics. Features members of God is My Co-Pilot, plus Jason Blackkat and CX Kidtronix, who will also do some guest DJ sets afterwards. Tune in for some proper mayhem.

Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Justine"
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. May 21st 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.

Ian McLagan
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

A true rock legend comes to Jersey City today - McLagan of course was a founding and esssential member of the Small Faces and the Faces, played that mean electric piano on "Miss You" and did two tours with the Rolling Stones and played with just about everyone else, from Chuck Berry to Paul Westerberg. His new album, "United States," comes out next month.

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