Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Beyond the Pale
Monday, July 13th, 2009, 3pm - 5pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Toronto may not seem to be a Klezmer breeding ground but Beyond The Pale pulls it off beautifully. Melding musical influences from a Jewish mandolin virtuoso, a Dutch-Canadian clarinetist to Serbians proficient on violin and accordion, it's more Jewish-Balkan twang than Klezmer. Beyond The Pale dropped by to record a set for Irene and WFMU on a recent swing through NYC.


Duck Dunn, of Booker T & The MGs
Saturday, July 11th, 2009, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Duck Dunn bass player for Booker T & The MGs who had many hits themselves & also backed up STAX Records' amazing roster, including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, The Staple Singers & Wilson Pickett.


Live broadcast from Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing Series
Friday, July 10th, 2009, 7pm - 11pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

A special live broadcast from Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing Series, hosted by Rob Weisberg. First we'll hear from the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, a Chicago-based collaboration between American jazz players and two former members of the highly regarded Ghanaian highlife band Western Diamonds. The Occidentals, who just released their first CD, are building a following playing shimmering old-school West African and Congolese electric dance music. Then at 9 pm we'll be treated to a performance by one of the all-time great singers of Congolese style electric dance music, Samba Mapangala with Orchestra Virunga. While based in Kenya in the early 80s, Samba and Virunga recorded one of the all time African classics, Malako.  And Samba's still going strong today:  His 2008 election song Obama Ubarikiwe (Obama Be Blessed) was a YouTube sensation.


The Dan Deacon Ensemble / Live at the Primavera Sound Festival (originally aired May 30, 2009)
Friday, July 10th, 2009, 6am - 9am
on
HotRod's show
This is an UNCENSORED web exclusive re-broadcast of the Dan Deacon Ensemble's live performance from this past May at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. Tell your friends, join hands and celebrate. Audience participation is mandatory.


Climax Golden Twins
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
on
Antique Phonograph Music Program with MAC
Coming up on The Antique Phonograph Music Program on Tuesday July 7 will be Rob Millis and Jeffery Taylor aka Climax Golden Twins. They will discuss their musical output and Dust to Digital releases Victrola Favorites and current release, "Take Me to the Water: Immersion Baptism in Vintage Music and Photography 1890-1950." We will play records and talk about the dogged pursuit of 78s. Tune in, turn on and listen to us drop steel needles.


Afterparty
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Texas psychedelic punk meltdown with a full house of assorted past and present players of the Houston underground. Members of Rusted Shut, Pain Teens, Culturcide, Future Blondes and Truth Decay join Brian and get the room sticky with what sounds like a residue extracted from ZZ Top's Afterburner outtakes, with a good dose of Flipper and Revolting Cocks thrown in. Even some Butthole Surfers covers promised!


Yo La Tengo
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The WFMU staff has returned from a triumphant broadcast from Spain, but the Primavera Sound Festival rolls on with Yo La Tengo! Tune in to hear our local heroes wowing the huge Barcelona audience. After all the years of dedicated marathon-covers service this indie-rock institution has given to WFMU, traveling 3,800 miles to record an amazing set of originals was the least we could do. This should hold you over until their new album comes out in September.


The Sediment Club
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Brooklyn's finest all-ages no wave 4-piece. With direct lineage to early '80s NYC post-punk out-funk. Inspired by James Brown, Electric Eels, Sun Ra, Contortions, Liquid Liquid, and of course the Bush Tetras. This is no joke!


Solar-powered Dance Party at Water Taxi Beach f/ Cousin Cole, Pocketknife, and Bad Brilliance!!!
Monday, July 6th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Sound and Safe with Trent

Bang!  A completely wireless, solar-powered dance party at the gorgeous and tons of fun Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City, Queens, overlooking the Manhattan skyline.  Featuring Cousin Cole and Pocketknife, famous famous remixers of Bruce Spingsteen and Joanna Newsom - and infamous partymakers on their own accord, as well as balloon-headed, red-carpet rollin' party machine Bad Brilliance. Come out, take your shoes off, get wild, and feel the POWER OF THE SUN! Featuring WFMU and Solar 1's brand-spanking-new techno wonder, the Portable Solar Broadcaster. Check here for directions, or if you REALLY can't make it out, tune in.


Chief Boima
Monday, July 6th, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
on
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
Chief Boima, a Bay Area DJ/producer specializing in diasporic African musical mutations, will be joining Rupture today. Boima will discuss his influences, and share new Africa dance beats: Ivorian Coupe Decale, Senegalese Mbalax, Nigerian Club, Sierra Leonean heat, and more.


Camera Obscura
Sunday, July 5th, 2009, 5pm - 7pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

Glasgow's finest sextet has decided to conclude its monthlong North American tour at WFMU before jetting home to Scotland, and we are all the better for it. Tracyanne Campbell once again proves herself the heiress apparent to the great songwriter crown, as exemplified by Camera Obscura's latest LP, "My Maudlin Career." You'll find yourself bopping around to the peppy tunes, only to be blindsided by the melancholy behind each delectable hook.


Pan-Planetary Patriotism: World Music of the U S of A with Scott Kettner of Nation Beat
Saturday, July 4th, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Nation Beat, the rousing New York band inspired by the music of Northeast Brazil but also with New Orleans, Appalachia, rock, funk, even klezmer in the mix, recently found itself effectively censored at a "world music" festival: the band was told that it could only perform its Portuguese-language songs, not the English ones. This inspired Nation Beat to take control of the musical agenda and create a platform to question the informed wisdom about "world music" - by starting its own festival.

The all-day event, "Is America Part of the World?" takes place Saturday July 11 at the Brooklyn Yard in Carroll Gardens. On today's show Nation Beat's leader Scott Kettner stops by to do a little rabble-rousing - as well as spinning selections by festival artists and also some Brazilian faves. And Rob will play tracks by other artists who blur the distinction between music of the US of A and the rest of the planet.


The Collins Kids and Soul music legend William Bell
Saturday, July 4th, 2009, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
The Collins Kids and Soul music legend William Bell. Michael chats with Larry & Laurie Collins who recorded some mind blowing Rockabilly records starting when they were 11 & 13, and STAX writer & performer William Bell.


Silver Pines
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Gorgeous Texas purveyors of extra-terrestrial sound, Silver Pines, will play live on This is the Modern World, July 2, somewhere between 9-noon. They'll provide a slowed down country fuzz with a gallop of heavy electronic bliss for your morning soundtrack.


Z's
Wednesday, July 1st, 2009, 2am - 6am
on Marty McSorley's show

Brooklyn avant noise rockers Z's roll up to the WFMU studio for what promises to be a sick live set. Their slaying guitar, powerful effected sax and insane drumming will march you down a road to audio ecstasy (or insanity). Tune in and be on the look out for their new EP "Music of the Modern White" dropping on the The Social Registry.


Belgian Underground retrospective with Kraak Records
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
With major European cities' rents climbing, Belgium has quickly become an escape hatch for many artists, and hence an exploding hub of underground art, music, and culture. Tommy Denys and Steve Marreyt play in Silvester Anfang and run the Kraak record label out of Ghent which has been exporting WFMU faves like Ignatz and Paris' El-G among others. Today they're going to stop by around 4PM to Brian's show and put the magnifying glass on a history of cool sounds past and present from a land that has given us such riches as Aksak Maboul, Bene Gesserit and the Honeymoon Killers. Cassette rarities, Belgian outsiders, and even some metal are promised.


Bobb Trimble
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

In his early 20s, Bobb Trimble self-released two surreal psychedelic folk albums: "Iron Curtain Innocence" (1980) and "Harvest of Dreams" (1982). He played a handful of shows around the local Worcester, MA area with teenage backing bands The Kidds and The Crippled Dog Band, then disappeared. Meanwhile, his recordings lived on as sought-after collector's items, and inspired countless contemporary artists like Ariel Pink. In 2007, Secretly Canadian reissued both Bobb Trimble albums. This inspired a new Bobb Trimble band, the Flying Spiders, to form for a series of special shows, including the Homegrown psychedelic music festival taking place this July in Boston. Joined by the Flying Spiders, Bobb Trimble makes his long overdue NYC-area debut on Thursday, June 25th @ Rose Live Bar in Williamsburg (you must RSVP here to attend!).


Nouvelle Vague
Monday, June 29th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Sound and Safe with Trent

Sexy French girls who sing post-punk and other songs with a bossanova beat (and other beats) that they'd never heard before. It doesn't get much better than this. New Album "NV3" out soon featuring appearances by Martin Gore of Depeche Mode, Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen, Terry Hall of the Specials, and Barry Adamson of Magazine.


Live from the Personal Democracy Forum
Monday, June 29th, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff
The MediaSquat will be coming to you live from the Personal Democracy Forum in New York. Guests will be culled from the day's speakers, Mark Pesce, Craig Newmark, David Weinberger, Dan Gillmor.... whoever we can drag into our corner.


Dan Meth
Sunday, June 28th, 2009, 9pm - Midnight
on Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker

When a cartoonist/animator comes up with playlists of songs that are entirely in dialogue form and songs that are, in essence, just the recitation lists, the Stochastic Hit Parade can't resist. Dan Meth - author of the The Meth Minute , Nite Fite, and other funny viral web cartoons - joins Bethany for a romp through odd pop tunes in the above categories in addition to some hilarious audio he's used for animations. Imagine what transpires when a comedian calls a phone sex operator to reveal his secret fetish for Self-Empowerment Seminars. FCC approved.


The Goodnight Loving
Saturday, June 27th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Goodnight Loving have been blowing minds and topping critics’ lists for the last couple years, and the Cherry Blossom Clinic is stoked to have them live in the studio June 27th from 3-6pm. Hailing from Milwaukee, the Goodnight Loving combine the flawless songcraft and intensity of the Reigning Sound with a hard country kick to arrive at a place that it completely their own.


Clarence "Frogman" Henry
Saturday, June 27th, 2009, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Saturday June 27th, 11am - 1pm: Clarence "Frogman" Henry Michael chats with New Orleans R&B music legend Clarence "Frogman" Henry!


The Lost Crusaders
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Get ready to testify! Yes it is New York's one and only rock/gospel/country supergroup taking to the WFMU airwaves to spread their good word! Former members of the Raunch Hands, Vendettas, Fleshtones and many more are the stars out to save both souls AND rock and roll!


Upsilon Acrux on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009, 9am - Noon
on
Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal
This Southern California prog quintet recalls the finest instrumental moments of bands like US Maple, Don Caballero, and This Heat. They've been at it for more than a decade, and their new new album, Radion Futura, is out now on avant-garde label Cuneiform Records. Upsilon Acrux plays NYC's Cake Shop on June 17th, and Brooklyn's Death By Audio on June 18


Dam-Funk and DJ Hayden Honey of Superglorious
Monday, June 22nd, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
L.A.'s Dam-Funk (say that like DAME) has been funking up the freakmosphere lately with a  ton of help from his amazing Animal Collective "Summertime Clothes" remix.  This guy is so smooth you'd have a hard time getting a grip on him if he were a pencil. Peanut Butter Wolf of Stone's Throw Records says he brought Dam on board "to glide into the future with his unique, synth and bass-driven vibe."  Yes.

DJ Hayden Honey, who headlined the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Cherry Blossom Festival, plays out-of-this-would Japanese pop and lounge jams from 8:30-10:30pm EDT on Trent's show. One of the premier ambassadors of new foreign pop to New York City, Hayden Honey will make your brain flower into other dimensions. Yeah, really.


Trevor Dunn
Sunday, June 21st, 2009, 10pm - Midnight
on Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker

Stochastic Research Laboratories calculates that Mr. Trevor Dunn's appearance on 70+ albums with such groups as Fantômas, Mr. Bungle and the Melvins, plus myriad projects with John Zorn,  Dunn's own Trio Convulsant and duo with Shelly Burgon have been aired on WFMU the equivalent of the volume of the Guggenheim Museum divided by pi  (where seconds = cubic feet). Despite this staggering number, the alarming discovery was recently made that Mr. Dunn has never performed at, nor set foot into the WFMU studios. Drastic measures are being taken to arrange a live performance by his new rock band Mad Love this fall, but in the interim, Mr. Dunn brings favorites from his record collection to the Stochastic Hit Parade as an esteemed guest DJ. Aside from music, Trevor likes to answer your questions. Reference this page for past topics.


Kenny Wessel (Steve Krinsky fills in for Rob Weisberg)
Saturday, June 20th, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on
Steve Krinsky's show
Visionary guitarist Kenny Wessel, formerly of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time, joins Steve Krinsky (filling in for Rob) at 6 pm.  Wessel will be part of a group with Badal Roy (tablas), Michael Henderson (bass), Steve Gorn (woodwinds) and others playing the River to River Festival on July 9 to commemorate Miles Davis' controversial 1972 jazz funk classic "On the Corner." Badal Roy & Michael Henderson played with Miles on that recording.


Jonny Chan & New Dynasty 6 on The Cherry Blosson Clinic
Saturday, June 20th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is psyched to present a live performance from the legendary Jonny Chan and the New Dynasty 6. Chan has been an underground legend on the garage scene for nearly two decades, mining their special brand of low-fi 60’s punky jangle rock – and occasionally singing in Chinese! So tune in to hear them crank out their Groovies/Kinks-inspired awesomeness Saturday June 20th from 3-6 PM!


The 1.6 Band & Bobby Steele of The Undead
Thursday, June 18th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
First up is The 1.6 Band. Back together for the first time since 1993, this legendary hardcore band features ex-members of Beyond and Crown Hate Ruin. And at Midnight: Bobby Steele of The Undead stops by for an interview, band update and an acoustic set.


School of Rock Benefit Live Recording
Thursday, June 18th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Paul Green's School of Rock kids play songs as chosen by Dave the Spazz! Recorded at a WFMU benefit concert at BB Kings NYC in May 2009. Tune in to hear tomorrow's Spazztastic superstars today!


Dame Darcy
Thursday, June 18th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
The last time we saw Dame Darcy, she was singing "Long Black Veil" to a piece of lasagna. On June 18th, the comic artist, doll-designer, and always whimsical weirdo returns to Scott's show to sing sea chanteys and Appalachian ballads accompanying herself on banjo and singing saw, with her pal Ben Smiley on accordion.


Coralie Clement
Thursday, June 18th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
In town to play Summerstage this weekend, the lovely and very French singer Coralie Clement will stop by This is the Modern World, June 18th, to play live. Coralie is a wonderful mix of 60's royalty Francoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg with a contemporary jolt of French je ne sais quoi.  Later this month her new record Toystore will be released.  Produced by Benjamin Biolay the record features all sorts of toy instruments.


Mark Passio
Thursday, June 18th, 2009, 2am - 6am
on Night People

Night People welcome Mark Passio whose presentation 'What On Earth Is Happening' is a culmination of over twelve years of extensive research and investigation into the nature of our shared reality.


Aaron Siegel, Katherine Young, Alex Chechile, Woody Sullender, Matt Bauder, Jeremiah Cymerman
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
A preview to the Telluric Currents Series happening at Ibeam in Brooklyn June 19th-21st, we'll be laying down an improv jam sesh/battle royale with Matt Bauder (bass clarinet & sax), Aaron Siegel (percussion), Katherine Young (bassoon), Alex Chechile (electronics), Woody Sullender (banjo) and Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet), playing in different formations and combos, solo, duo, and who knows what else. Tune in to find out!


J.G. Thirlwell
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Special guest visit by the one and only J.G. Thirlwell (aka Foetus, Clint Ruin, etc.). Thirwell has had a long career in music going back to the late 1970s in London, where he worked with Nurse with Wound, Marc Almond and Nick Cave among others. He would later work with Lydia Lunch and Thurston Moore, produced many other artists and is generally associated with the New York music scene from the mid nineteen eighties to the present. More recently, he has been composing for chamber ensembles including the Kronos Quartet and has had his music performed live all over the world. His music for the Venture Brothers cartoon series and a collection of early experimental works have recently been released. Thirwell will be coming down to talk about all this and more. So tune in!


Talk Normal
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009, 2am - 6am
on Marty McSorley's show

Brooklyn's d.i.y., noise, pop, destruction duo Talk Normal roll up to the WFMU studios for a killer live set. Pulsing drum beats and powerful guitar rhythms, movements and blasts combined with a bit of magic make for a toughly amazing audio experience. Talk Normal just finished a tour with Sweeden's Skull Defekts and now have Menlo Park reissuing thier self-released EP so you betta recognize. Tune in.


El Jesus de Magico
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

El Jesus de Magico stop by WFMU while in town for their NYC debut. They'd rather be recording in a funeral home, but we will do our best to make them feel comfortable. El Jesus will be opening for fellow Columbus, OH, legends Times New Viking and Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments at Brooklyn's Bell House on Saturday June 13, so get there early!


Sound and Safe Live from Listener Dave Kormann's Porch
Monday, June 15th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Listener Dave Kormann cashes in on his WFMU Marathon prize: a live broadcast from his house! And it has a porch! It's "concept radio" so tune in and get conceptual.


Cults Suck
Monday, June 15th, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
on
The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff
Today Douglas will be joined by Jody Radzik, controversial host of the anti-guru website guruphiliac.com, for a no-holds-barred conversation entitled "Cults Suck." The Secret, Scientology and Landmark Forum graduates are welcome to call in!


Gutbucket
Monday, June 15th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Combining Rock-Jazz-fusion and audio acrobatics comes naturally to Gutbucket. On their fourth album, "A modest Proposal," they've kept up that high tradition of playfulness, touring all over North America and Europe with plenty of zest in their performances. In advance of their show with avant-string-meisters Ethel at the Prospect Park Bandshell, Gutbucket plays live on WFMU.


Youssou N'Dour
Saturday, June 13th, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Youssou N'Dour is simply the most popular African artist in the world today. He is truly an icon - Time Magazine put him on their list of the 100 most influential people in the world. But sometimes such influence has a price: In 2004 he broke from his usual two streams of music - "mbalax" dance albums for the Senegalese audience, and crossover pop albums for the international audience - and did something entirely different: An album of songs performed with an Egyptian orchestra and dedicated to Sufi saints called "Egypt". While Egypt was a huge hit abroad, leading to his first Grammy, there was a firestorm back home in the Islamic country of Senegal, where some considered the songs to be blasphemous. A new film, "I Bring What I Love" (premiering at the BAM Muslim Voices festival on Saturday June 6 and opening at IFC Center June 12), documents the controversy and the rapprochement that followed. Youssou N'Dour is in town for the premiere, and a sold-out BAM concert to launch the Muslim Voices festival, and he will talk with Rob about this experience, his latest cd Rokku Mi Rokka (Nonesuch) and other musical adventures.


John Wicks and Paul Collins in Terre T's Cherry Blossom Clinic
Saturday, June 13th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Tune in to the Cherry Blossom Clinic to hear the legendary JOHN WICKS of THE RECORDS and PAUL COLLINS from the PAUL COLLINS BEAT! Two of the undisputed architects of 70’s power pop, John Wicks and Paul Collins have joined forces to play all their hits – including “Starry Eyes”, “Hearts Will Be Broken”, “Rock N Roll Girl” – in special stripped down arrangements. Catch them live at The Record Collector in Bordentown NJ on June 13th and at Kenny’s Castaways on June 15th, but be sure to check them out live on The Cherry Blossom Clinic first!


Lenis Guess
Saturday, June 13th, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Lenis Guess, a pioneer of the 60's Norfolk, Virginia soul music scene who now lives in New York City & had directed plays & films such as "Prichard Johnson: Spirit Dick."  We'll also get the low down on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in.


WFMU Annual Graffiti Special: Miami vs. New York Styles
Friday, June 12th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the third annual WFMU graffiti round-table special regulars, graf artist DEMER (Wallnuts crew) and photo-journalist authors Jim & Karla Murray (Broken Windows, Burning New York, Miami Graffiti) will be joined in the studio with Billy Jam by Miami, Florida artists JUNK and REKAL of the FDC crew discussing, among other topics, the sharp differences between New York and Miami graffiti styles. Also in the studio doing scratch routines will be DJ ALF.


Tony Coulter fills in for Trouble this morning
Thursday, June 11th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on
Tony Coulter's show

Glows in the Dark
Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

From Richmond, VA, Glows in the Dark blends unruffled jazz improv with cinematic soundscapes evoking dusty vistas or hardboiled crime scenes. Tune in for a freeform concoction of cool jazz, Django swing, Ennio Morricone, Lounge Lizards, John Zorn's Naked City, and pulp soundtracks.


Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey Live on Irwin's program
Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey will perform an acoustic set on Irwin's program Wednesday, June 10 at 3:15 pm. Longtime frontmen in the DBs, their new album "Here and Now" was just released on Bar/None Records. It's their first duo album since "Mavericks" in 1991.


Pulse Emitter
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Pulse Emitter is the project of Portland, Oregon programming master Daryl Groetsch, and over the years has produced a fantastic variety of modular mayhem both turbulent and soothing, utilizing a bank of home-made synths and electronics. Deep space explorations worthy of Hawkwind, precise, controlled soundbombing akin to the most broken Throbbing Gristle moments. Pulse Emitter perform a live set today on Brian's show, and you can check out the sounds in public at the No Fun Festival on May 16th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.


Sound and Safe Live From Berlin: Eine Kleine Berlinenparty f/ Momus, Cylob, J-pop Karaoke, DJ Feel PRO and Your Body
Monday, June 8th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Join Trent as he makes Big Party in Berlin, LIVE from DJ Your Body's studio! It's also his birthday party, so, you know. Featuring the inimitable MOMUS on inevitable weirdness via storytelling, DJ Feel PRO and Your Body on birthday party beats, Hanayo on j-pop Karaoke, and DJ CYLOB with 2 records and maybe some commentary on German lifestyles. If you're in the hood, drop by from 2-5am Berlin time to get your face melted: Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Schleiermacherstr. 31-37.


The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff
Monday, June 8th, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
The MediaSquat on Monday, June 8, 7pm. "Life Inc:" Rushkoff reports from his book tour, plays excerpts from the just-released audio book, interviews members of the Handmade Toy Alliance, and revives his long-distance love affair with counterculture legend Joanna Harcourt-Smith.


The Georges Brassens Translation Project
Monday, June 8th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Transforming iconic French anarchist poet/singer Georges Brassens into an English-friendly form is composer/singer/songwriter Pierre de Gaillande's (The Snow, Melomane) latest musical venture. Pierre has translated a collection of Brassens' songs, strictly adhering to the rhyme scheme, meter, and meaning of the original texts, while preserving their flow and lyricism. He's recording an album of Brassiens' songs, keeping to the pared-down, simple yet undeniably catchy arrangements of the originals. Pierre de Gaillande and friends will play some of those songs live for the WFMU listeners.


Zeke Healy on Bethany's Show
Sunday, June 7th, 2009, 10pm - Midnight
on
Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker
Zeke Healy plays on a seventy year-old metal guitar with a glass slide. The sound of the instrument alone will stop you in your tracks, but even more, his compositions explore the simple melodic beauty of traditional music from every continent. Healy was also a founding member of the Appalachian/no-wave group The Boggs and a contributor to Brooklyn Browngrass and The Dogwoods. This is National Steel Guitar as you've never heard it before - not to be missed.


Domenic Priore on Gaylord Fields's show
Sunday, June 7th, 2009, 5pm - 7pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
Domenic Priore, The Connoisseur of California Culture makes his annual foray to the land of the hodad, this time to discuss his most recent publication, Pop Surf Culture. Written with Brain Chidester, this book explores how the sport of surfing influenced 20th century popular youth culture. Needless to say, surf-related tunes, along with lively and informed discussion, will figure prominently in any broadcast featuring Mr. Priore. On Gaylord Fields' show, Sunday June 7th form 5-7pm.


Sigmund Droid
Sunday, June 7th, 2009, 3am - 6am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Straight out of Brooklyn, taking the '70s downtown proto-punk sound and turning it on its head to mess with yours, Sigmund Droid joins Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili. Did they just sing, "Psychic Healer?" or was that a Freudian slip?


Brahim Frigbane
Saturday, June 6th, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Brahim Frigbane (prounounced Bruh HEEM Frig - BAHN) is a talented Moroccan-born oud player and percussionist whose repertoire ranges from Berber folk songs to sub-Saharan influenced gnawa music to classical styles of the Middle East and North Africa. His collaborations reflect an even broader range of styles - he's recorded with Hassan Hakmoun, Sussan Deyhim, South African jazz player Pops Mohammed, DJ Logic, and even Morphine. And he was chosen as one of just a handful of local artists to be featured among the global luminaries at the Muslim Voices Festival of performing arts at BAM (the Brooklyn Academy of Music) and the Asia Society from June 5-14: He's playing a free show (along w/ zerobridge) on Friday June 12 at the BAM Cafe. You can also check out Brahim Frigbane over at Myspace.


The World's Greatest Music Experts!
Saturday, June 6th, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael spins nothing but genre-defying #1 hits and from noon to 1pm welcomes the return of The World's Greatest Music Experts!


Vera Ramone King
Thursday, June 4th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Dee Dee Ramone's former wife will discuss details on life on and off the road with Dee Dee and The Ramones.


James Fei
Thursday, June 4th, 2009, 6am - 9am
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Saxophonist and synthesist James Fei visited the Brother Lucy show on a recent trip back to New York from Mills College, where he's teaching electronic arts. After a solo set on his own array of boxes and springs, he talked about vintage synthesizers and played some rare recordings of ANS, Rhythmicon and Bode frequency shifters.


Group Doueh live from Paris!
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Brian's first ever remote, and it's happening live from Paris, France! Tune in as we'll be spinning live at Les Instants Cavires and crossing paths with the Euro-touring Sublime Frequencies caravan, with a live set from Western Saharan combo Group Doueh! Led by Hendrix-inspired guitarist Doueh and including friends and family, this music is raw, DIY, distorted insanity splicing together Western rock/funk, modal Mauritanian structures and sung Saharawi poetry. Their LP two years ago on Sublime Frequencies is a total destroyer, and with no USA tour on the horizon this will be a rare opportunity to hear this powerful music live on the radio! Don't miss it!


Live from the Future: Barcelona-cast With Comte d'Urgell and Meneo
Monday, June 1st, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Comte d'Urgell is/has a psychedelic Catalonian vision of the future of music and the internet. So naturally Trent will be doing July 1st's edition of Sound and Safe show from the Comte's home studio for a live / DJ / broken-catalan-broke-english-interview program. Joining the fun will be the naked 8-bit band Meneo.  Naked men, not naked women, FYI. Weird is going to go down.


Zee Avi, followed by Black Sea Hotel
Monday, June 1st, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
From YouTube poster to pop star hopeful, Zee Avi earned an album for her efforts. Zee, a Borneo-born, Malasia-based singer songwriter, channels a fair amount of Nora Jones and Billie Holiday in her charming, self titled debut, which features her playing both guitar and ukelele. Zee Avi drops by to play a few tunes live.

Then a debut conjuring up another part of the world from Black Sea Hotel. Focusing on the angelic a capella traditions of Bulgarian women's choirs, the quartet melds a contemporary, other-worldly style with a reverence for this ancient tradition. Black Sea Hotel perform and bring some recordings to spin on WFMU.


Thomas Patrick Maguire
Sunday, May 31st, 2009, 3am - 6am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Tune in to celebrate the one year anniversary of "Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili!" with special guest, singer/songwriter Thomas Patrick Maguire - like Kurt Cobain mugging John Lennon under the bridge.


Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona
Saturday, May 30th, 2009, 3pm - Midnight
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

WFMU broadcasts live from Barcelona, Spain! More details and the schedule of artists we'll be carrying all forthcoming, but check out the amazing (and very-WFMU-freeform-friendly) lineup here!


Harold Battiste
Saturday, May 30th, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Harold Battiste, New Orleans native whose long musical career as a composer, arranger & performer includes work on #1 hit records by Sam Cooke, Lee Dorsey, Sonny & Cher, Joe Jones and tons more - Harold also founded the groundbreaking A.F.O. Records, one of the first black owned labels. We'll also get the dirt on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in & we'll also spend one minute with music journalist Scott Schinder.


Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona
Friday, May 29th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

WFMU broadcasts live from Barcelona, Spain! More details and the schedule of artists we'll be carrying all forthcoming, but check out the amazing (and very-WFMU-freeform-friendly) lineup here!


Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona
Friday, May 29th, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

WFMU broadcasts live from Barcelona, Spain! More details and the schedule of artists we'll be carrying all forthcoming, but check out the amazing (and very-WFMU-freeform-friendly) lineup here!


Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona
Friday, May 29th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

WFMU broadcasts live from Barcelona, Spain! More details and the schedule of artists we'll be carrying all forthcoming, but check out the amazing (and very-WFMU-freeform-friendly) lineup here!


Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona
Thursday, May 28th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

WFMU broadcasts live from Barcelona, Spain! More details and the schedule of artists we'll be carrying all forthcoming, but check out the amazing (and very-WFMU-freeform-friendly) lineup here!


Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona
Thursday, May 28th, 2009, 4:30pm - 7pm
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

WFMU broadcasts live from Barcelona, Spain! More details and the schedule of artists we'll be carrying all forthcoming, but check out the amazing (and very-WFMU-freeform-friendly) lineup here!


Philip Cope of Kylesa (3-4:30pm, then Primavera broadcast 4:30-7pm)
Thursday, May 28th, 2009, 3pm - 4:30pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Philip Cope, guitarist for psychedelic sludge masters Kylesa, and once a member of crust-tinged Damad, will visit with Diane! Kylesa are playing at Maxwells on 5/27 and the Cake Shop on 5/30. In addition to airing some Damad and Kylesa, listeners will hear bands that Philip has produced recently - a feast for the ears! Tune In!


DJ Japhy
Monday, May 25th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
This week on Nickel and Dime Radio, we welkommen recent SF transplant DJ Japhy. When not playing with the Extra Action Marching Band, homeboy plays all kindsa effed up rekkids, from 20th Century compositions to Cannibal Corpse (well, not really Cannibal Corpse, but it sounded good). He is the thinking mans' DJ... for you, for me, for all.


A Camp (featuring Nina Persson of The Cardigans)
Monday, May 25th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Sound and Safe with Trent

In the magical and highly selective society of female Swedish pop singers, Nina Persson reigns supreme. OK, maybe she co-reigns with Agnetha and Anni-Frid from ABBA, but still - not bad company. In A Camp, her forceful, seductive, and rock n' rollin' voice powers its way through a fantastic, off-kilter take on Pop Americana. As if Persson herself weren't enough, husband Nathan Larson (of Shudder To Think) kills it on guitar and other instruments. You'll hear a lot of The Cardigans in here - they are, after all, Persson's other band - but A Camp heads a little bit more into Neko / Nico territory. Trent is so excited he can barely contain himself. A Camp's new album Colonia is out now - pick it up, and don't miss them on Tuesday 5/26 at Bowery Ballroom.


Jeffrey Lewis
Monday, May 25th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

NYC anti-folk hero and genius comic-artist Jeffrey Lewis pays another visit to Liz's show. Last time we touched base with Jeffrey, he had just released an album full of folkified Crass covers ("12 Crass Songs"), and now he's touring in support of a new record, " 'Em Are I" (Rough Trade) with his band The Junkyard. With a slot at All Tomorrow's Parties in the UK this year, a weekly video podcast for the Guardian called "Jeffrey Lewis TV," blogging duties at the NY Times for the column "Measure For Measure," the man is finally getting some recognition and respect. Catch Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard at Bowery Ballroom on Wed May 20th.


Victoire
Sunday, May 24th, 2009, 10pm - Midnight
on Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker

Victoire, a Brooklyn-based band founded by composer Missy Mazzoli, has a distinct sound that harks back to the age of the gramophone (Victoire was once called "Victrola", but RCA shut that down pretty quickly) but in a modern setting. Strings, clarinets and keyboards sweep around sounds ranging from sewing machines and answering machine tapes into what has been called "minimalist, post-rock bliss."


Asa Ransom
Sunday, May 24th, 2009, 3am - 6am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
As a continuation of the Toilet Records series, Asa Ransom joins Keili tonight. If Richard Hell, Brian Eno, and David Byrne shared a loft in Williamsburg and started a New Wave band, It would be called Asa Ransom.


Ceremony & Screen Vinyl Image
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009, 9pm - Midnight
on
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
A special Memorial Day weekend Virginia/D.C. shoegazer extravaganza on Choking on Cufflinks as Ceremony and Screen Vinyl Image stop by for live sets. Ceremony is 2/3 of WFMU favorites Skywave (who played on Scott Williams show twice.) Their approach consists of layers of volume built around a perfect pop song. Screen Vinyl Image is ex-members of the Alician Blue and blend Suicide style electronic primitivism with loud atmospheric guitars. The bands also have a split LP out on Custom Made Music.


Madame XD
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

X. D. Wei is an accomplished performer of Chinese traditional classical music.  She sings and plays erhu (two-string fiddle) and various other stringed instruments. Since moving from Beijing to Detroit she's also taken up rock and roll, blending Chinese instrumentation and vocals with guitar, bass and drums. She'll be bringing her rock combo Madame XD from the Motor City to WFMU for a live session as part of its first visit to the NY metro area. Madame XD also will be playing at the Annex on Orchard St on the Lower East Side on Friday May 22 and going down the Jersey shore to play the Brighton Bar in Long Branch NJ, Sunday May 24.


Big Jim Sullivan, U.K. Session Guitarist
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Big Jim Sullivan one of the U.K.'s busiest session musicians of the 60's & 70's. Jim's resume includes playing guitar on #1 hits by Dusty Springfield, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Georgie Fame, Patula Clark, Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, and tons more . We'll also get the scoop on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in & we'll also spend one minute with music journalist Scott Schinder.


Pseu hosts Sexlab (Web-Only) while Dave Mandl fills in over the air
Friday, May 22nd, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Pseu Braun
Join Asstronauts Wm. Berger, Pseu Braun and Mark Allen for an uncensored evening of conversation about all things Sex. Your hosts will be stationed in Sexlab, subsisting on Tang and Astroglide, orbiting terrestrial WFMU and broadcasting on the Web Only. The phonelines will be open to all species for your live questions and transmissions at 201-209-9368, so strap on your helmets and tune in.


Kid Ginseng, Texture, and Harlequinade
Friday, May 22nd, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Published Edinburgh, Scotland slam-poet Texture, who is a founding member of the Chemical Poets collective as well as lead vocalist for the experimental electronic band Double Helix, will be traveling to the NY/NJ area this month along with fellow underground Scottish spoken word & mixed-media artist Harlequinade to do a series of shows including a live set on Billy Jam's show. Also in the house will be Connecticut turntable artist Kid Ginseng, a renowned electro turntablist and tour DJ for The Tom Tom Club. All three will be guests on Put The Needle On The Record on Friday, May 22nd, 3-6pm.



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