Past Special Programs on WFMU
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James Lovell and musicians from Brittany: A Garifuna-Breton Musical Exchange
Saturday, September 21st, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Musicians from two very different seafaring cultures are making music together this week in New York: James Lovell, New York-based Afro-Caribbean Garifuna singer and educator originally from Belize, bagpiper Damien Herrou of the Breton pipe-and-drum band Bagad Plougastell, and Armel An Hejer and Alain Leclere, traditional Kan ha Diskan singers visiting from Brittany in France. Lovell and his band will perform with the Breton musicians at an Inter-Celtic festival at Connolly's, West 45th St. on Friday night September 27th and at the Taste of France Festival in Bryant Park that weekend. But this unusual cross-cultural collaboration kicks off this Saturday night on WFMU!

Saturday, September 21st, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is pleased to once again welcome The Obits to the WFMU airwaves. The Brooklyn band, featuring former members of Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and Edsel, have just released "Beds & Bugs," their 3rd LP of sterling post-hardcore. Hear them this Saturday, September 21st at 3pm EST on the Cherry Blossom Clinic then see them live that night at the Bell House in Brooklyn.

She Keeps Bees
Saturday, September 21st, 2013, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
She Keeps Bees has been recording since 2006, so a live appearance on WFMU is long overdue. A duo consisting of Jessica Larrabee on guitar and vocals and Andy LaPlant on drums, they produce a sound to rival bands with a more usual lineup of four or five members. Jessica writes songs that are deep, complex and unabashedly open. She also sings with a ferocity that few singers could hope to rival. All the while, Andy is working the drums like a dynamo. However, for this session they were kind enough to change from their usual format for this early morning radio time slot, and treat us to a rare set with both of them on electric guitars, and creating a vibe that is much more laid-back but no less profound. One of the things that should happen is that listeners who are not familiar with them will lose no time in seeking out their recordings.

Friday, September 20th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

You heard her on BTAwK in 2011 as the lead singer of young chick band Still Saffire, now hear her solo and completely live on Friday, September 20th, 9am - Noon! Even without the backing of a band of three other girls, Annika's original lyrics and melodies hit hard and resonate. Oh gawrsh, they just grow up so fast! Check her out here.

The Big Beat: The Story Of Fats Domino & His Band
Thursday, September 19th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Director Joe Lauro discusses his new documentary about the 65 year collaboration of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew and the birth of rock 'n' roll.

Joe Frank - In the Dark: "The Cruise"
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Installments of Joe Frank's radio series IN THE DARK air each Wednesday at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "The Cruise" airs Weds. September 18th at 4pm (Eastern). Joe embarks on a luxury cruise ship tour from the tip of South America to Antarctica. The voyage turns out to be anything but pleasurable, as the ship endures bad weather, electrical outages, and sick passengers, while being piloted by a captain who is obsessed with an insatiable adulteress.

Richard Youngs
Monday, September 16th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Richard Youngs' new record of folk songs, Summer Through My Mind, finds him deconstructing Americana, hinting at sea shanties, and resurrecting the ghosts of incredible string bands past. Richard's always surprising and adventurous. He visits Airborne Event for a live set on September 16th during a rare US tour.

Burger Records
Monday, September 16th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Sean & Lee from Burger Records (Fullerton, CA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Dirty Beaches
Monday, September 16th, 2013, 3:01pm - 6pm
on Scott Williams's show

Now Berlin-based, the project of perpetual man-without-a-place-of-his-own Alex Zhang Hungtai returns to Scott's show with a stunning new cinematic, dark & lonesome hour-long set with longtime collaborator Shub Roy. With new arrangements and an entire new battery of electronics, percussion and Mellotrons, this set is an amazing update on their bare set just a year ago. New album Drifters / Love is the Devil is out now on Zoo Music.

Monday, September 16th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

The European-bohemian-inspired avant-rock ensemble Barbez continues to explore their musical Jewish heritage on a new album, "Bella Ciao." Conjuring a more Italian theme, the album was inspired by bandleader Dan Kaufman's meeting with composer Yotam Haber. Yotam introduced him to the mysterious, beguiling music of the Roman Jewish community, the oldest continuously living in that ancient city, which has been passed down mostly through oral tradition. Kaufman says "Bella Ciao"'s title track, probably the most famous artifact of the Italian Resistance, is central to the album's theme. Barbez gives the music their unique spin and drops by WFMU to play some of it live.

Early Bird String Band - bluegrass with a Norwegian twist
Saturday, September 14th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The high lonesome sound has taken root in the Land of the Midnight Sun! Earlybird Stringband is one of Norway's leading bluegrass bands. The group has been nominated twice for the Spellemannprisen Award (Norway's answer to the Grammys) and was runner-up for best European bluegrass band at a big Dutch festival.

But on its just-released third album LassoFolk, Earlybird branches out from straight-ahead bluegrass - by combining Norwegian folk styles with American roots. Fresh from appearances on Norwegian national TV and Radio, Earlybird is coming our way to show off its new cross-cultural sound. The band plays at the Norwegian Seaman's Church in midtown on Thursday before making its New Jersey radio debut Saturday night on FMU.

Robbie Fulks
Saturday, September 14th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes back triple threat (amazing writer, singer, guitar player) Robbie Fulks who has a new album out "Gone Away Backward" and is on tour and in town for a Mercury Lounge gig on Sept 18.

The Wrong Words
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
The Wrong Words return to WFMU to celebrate the release of their brand-new album, Everything Is Free (Trouble In Mind)! The 2011 debut from this Bay-area band was in Evan's Top 5 of 2011, and their melding of bands like Shoes, XTC and the Raspberries landed them on other Best-Of lists at WFMU and beyond. Their very first show on their fall tour is at WFMU, so the least you could do is listen. You won't regret it. Tune in at 9pm on Wednesday night, September 11.

Soft Dov
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

This week we are joined by New Brunswick NJ's Soft Dov. Raging dbeat hardcore full of knucklehead anthems. Now with more Kevin Manion (Hank Wood & the Hammerheads) on bass guitar. Power, power, sensual power.

Joe Frank - In the Dark: "Coma"
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Installments of Joe Frank's radio series IN THE DARK air each Wednesday at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "Coma" airs Weds. September 11th at 4pm (Eastern). In this disorienting story, the narrator is hospitalized, in a coma and dying, yet he vividly imagines he's somewhere exciting, such as mountain-climbing, or partying in a French nightclub.

Nic Offer from !!!
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
The Duane Train
The lead singer for NYC disco-punk stalwarts !!! will be swinging by Duane's show for a DJ set and interview focusing on his influences and some solo endeavors, including Afro-tech music created while visiting Sierra Leone.

Barrence Whitfield
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The legendary soul screamer is back and better than ever, and calls in to WFMU to give us the lowdown on the new Barrence Whitfield and the Savages LP, 'Dig Thy Savage Soul!' The Savages, led by legendary guiarist Peter Greenberg (ex-Lyres/DMZ), provide the big beat from Boston that sends this act over the top! Storming into Philly Sept. 12, Sept. 13 at the Bell House in Brooklyn and many other places the rest of this year.

The Chapin Sisters
Monday, September 9th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Tune in when musical sisters Lily and Abigail Chapin, daughters of the musical Chapin family, visit Airborne Event. On their latest record, A Date With The Everly Brothers, they transpose the boys' harmonies across time and gender. They've also been touring as part of the band She & Him. They'll come to WFMU armed with guitar and banjo to share their music on September 9th.

Sample This: The Movie
Monday, September 9th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Dan Forrer, the Director of "Sample This," a movie about the Incredible Bongo Band! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Sunday, September 8th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on Scones Radio

Straight outta Ireland, Lakker craft off-kilter soundscapes that never quite settle into comfortable techno grooves. The duo have released records on powerhouse labels like Blueprint, Stroboscopic Artefacts, and Killekill, and the man like Richard D. James himself has played out their tracks. Kick back with a scone or five and listen to an exclusive mix on this week's show.

Innovative Iranian singer Mohsen Namjoo + Adam Pogoff, director of Balkan music doc Brasslands
Saturday, September 7th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Brooklyn-based singer and setar player Mohsen Namjoo is one of Iran's most popular performers. But his songs have upset musical purists by mixing Persian classical traditions with popular styles like rock, blues and jazz. And his daring lyrical content really upset the Iranian government, which sentenced him, in absentia, to five years in prison. We'll get the story from Mohsen - and he'll give us a bit of intimate live performance. We'll also meet Rachel Cooper of the Asia Society who to talks about the Society's new Iran Modern exhibition and a sister series of concerts, New Sounds From Iran, that kicks off with a show by Namjoo later tonight.

Then, filmmmaker Adam Pogoff Joins us for a musical sampling of his new documentary Brasslands, which follows New York's Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band as it travels to a legendary brass band festival in Serbia. Brasslands will be shown alongside performances by Frank London and the Sazet Band at Drom in the East Village on Sunday evening September 22, as part of this fall's ninth annual NY Gypsy Festival.

Margaret Ross of the Cookies
Saturday, September 7th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley welcomes Margaret Ross of the Cookies who had two top twenty hits "Don't Say Nothing Bad (About My Baby)" and "Chains" (which was covered by The Beatles), and who as background singers contributed to scores of well known hits like Neil Sedaka's "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" and Little Eva's "The Loco-Motion." She'll be in town for THE GIRL GROUP SOUND SPECTACULAR at BB Kings September 8th featuring original Members of the Cookies, the Toys, the Exciters, Reparata and the Delrons, the Jaynetts, the Raindrops & more, including Baby Washington and Maxine Brown!

Joseph Walsh
Thursday, September 5th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Night People
Tune in to Night People for a rare interview with "California Split" screenwriter Joey Walsh as they discuss Robert Altman, the greatest gambling movie ever made, and his recent book "Gambler on the Loose."

Kicking Spit
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

This week we are very pleased to be joined by New Brunswick heroes Kicking Spit. Creeping from every basement, bar, or bowling alley that will have them, Kicking Spit plays insanely catchy rock and roll, in the vein of a more punk Dinosaur Jr., with a more laid back vibe than their Don Giovanni label-mates Screaming Females. Check out their brand new LP Negative Feedback, and go catch them live as they're just back in town from a Midwest Tour.

Joe Frank - In the Dark: "Third World Country"
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Installments of Joe Frank's radio series IN THE DARK air each Wednesday at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "Third World Country " airs Weds. September 4th at 4pm (Eastern). Wherever he goes, Joe is confronted by squalor, misery, and human suffering, and he reacts with brutal candor. This episode is not for the sensitive at heart.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
The Duane Train
The Hip Hop Villain is returning once again to spin a guest set, philosophize on mic & talk a bit about his excellent new album "The Peter Pan Syndrome". The notoriously curmudgeonly emcee/producer officially "Retired" from emceeing some 7 years ago, and wrote a critically acclaimed memoir called "Root For the Villain: Rap, Bull$shit & A celebration of failure." But as J-Zone so eloquently put it, "Inspiration always knocks on the door when you're trying to get some sleep." Years later, J-Zone has finished and self-released "The Peter-Pan Syndrome," and will pay a return visit to Duane's show to spin some records, talk trash & relay insight into what motivated him to return to the game he loves/loathes so much.

Experimental Cassette Culture with Ryan Martin (Dais Records)
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner
Our fourth annual visit from the caretaker of Brooklyn's Dais Records and Robert & Leopold tape label; Ryan Martin brings along another assortment of amazing experimental cassettes past and present to the program today. As usual, we'll be documenting visuals of the artifacts on the live playlist page.

R.A. The Rugged Man
Monday, September 2nd, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with R.A. The Rugged Man (Long Island, NY)! Doot doola doot doo ... doot doo!

Ian McLagan
Saturday, August 31st, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Ian McLagan, legendary keyboard player for The Faces & The Small faces who lives in Austin Texas these days and is busier then ever fronting his own band, painting, writing books and playing on sessions.

Jeff Labes
Thursday, August 29th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Night People
Pianist, composer and arranger Jef Labes checks in with Night People to discuss his work with Van Morrison (Moondance, Veedon Fleece), Bonnie Raitt and more!

Jerry A of Poison Idea
Thursday, August 29th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
This will be a very special NOONTIME edition of Peer Pressure with Jerry A of Poison Idea. Around as a band since 1980, they led the Hardcore/Metal meld and were head and shoulders above other bands trying to blend the genres. Jerry A will be live and listeners will be able to ask him questions via the live playlist. This segment will be from Noon-1pm due to time/touring constraints! Poison Idea is playing 2 shows in New York on Saturday August 31st: Matinee at St Vitus Bar and an evening show at Cake Shop!

Bleeding Rainbow
Thursday, August 29th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

The duo Reading Rainbow has become a quartet now known as Bleeding Rainbow. There isn't much blood involved, although the history of guitar smashing may prove otherwise, but there's plenty of rainbow. Fuzzy guitars surround Sarah Everton's pop-punk vocals and brand new drummer (her fourth performance!) Ashley's hyperactive rhythms add to the punk vibe. This isn't space-out shoegaze it's psychedelic post-punk that just might cause more bleeding ears than rainbows.

Hot August Dance Party!
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
It's the last Wednesday before Labor Day, so hurry and get those dancing shoes on before the unofficial end of summer! It's the fifth edition of the Evan "Funk" Davies Disco Dance Party and once again EFD will be spinning some classic jams of the mid-70s and early '80s, along with some lesser-known nuggets. It's the kind of show that makes you say "I haven't heard this in 30 years" and "why haven't I heard this before?!", so if you love the nightlife you'll tune in! The best disco in town will be on WFMU Wednesday night, August 28, between 9pm and midnight.

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

This week we are joined by Magnets from Brooklyn. Loud and energetic pop punk that's come all the way from 3rd floor walk up living rooms in Bed Stuy to your car's stereo, which are basically the only two places you're supposed to listen to music that sounds like this. Tune in to build up the courage you need to break up with your boyfriend and/or girlfriend once and for all.

Joe Frank - In the Dark: "That Night"
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Installments of Joe Frank's radio series IN THE DARK air each Wednesday at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "That Night" airs Weds. August 28th at 4pm (Eastern). Though a series of unconnected vignettes, and in sometimes violent fashion, Joe explores the thin line between order and chaos.

Guest DJ Bock Monsier (Bob W. fills in for Ken)
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013, 9am - Noon
Bob W.'s show
NYC beer scene's DJ Bock Monsieur arrives at the studios of WFMU via the Trans Eurotrash Express to play fabulous French fondue, delectable Deutsches discs and other things worthy of Eurovision praise. Bocky is Bob W's guest Wednesday Aug. 28 from 10am to 11am, as Bob fills in for Ken.

Gentlemen of Horror
Monday, August 26th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Gentlemen of Horror from Kelowna, BC, Canada! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Monday, August 26th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on amEdeo's show

The superb French synth duo Opale (Sophia Hamadi & Rocío Ortiz) stop by to perform a live set on amEdeo's show. Opale's first full length album "L'Incandescent" is a compelling journey through haunting and beautiful electronic landscapes that has garnered much praise from musical communities around the world. They can be seen touring the American east coast from August 19th through September 2nd (more info here).

Jaranatambo - Electro-Latin Roots from Colombia
Saturday, August 24th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Award-winning Colombian band Jaranatambo rocks WFMU studio B tonight. The hard-working Electro-Latin outfit from Bogota is on tour to support its self-titled third CD. Driven by Sandra Serrato's powerful vocals, Jaranatambo creates a compelling blend of Colombian and Brazilian traditions with modern sounds.

Saturday, August 24th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Pittsburgh's raucous post-punkers Gotobeds cheekily classify themselves as "mysterious guy indie rock:" this highly praised band has been compared to artists as diverse as Tyvek, Circle X and Slay Tracks-era Pavement! Join them as they make their New York-area debut, first on the Cherry Blossom Clinic at 3 pm, then at The Flat in Brooklyn (308 Hooper St) that night.

Bill Kirchen
Saturday, August 24th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes “Titan of the Telecaster” Bill Kirchen back to the show. In town for a August 30th gig at Joe's Pub, Bill will discuss his long career which started with Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more.

Trevor Stephenson
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Night People
Join harpsichordist and lecturer Trevor Stephenson in celebration of Claude Debussy's 150th birthday on Night People.

JR Robinson of Wrekmeister Harmonies
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Chicago multi media artist JR Robinson will be Diane's guest this week. Wrekmeister Harmonies is his brainchild and is always a collaboration of accomplished figures in the heavy music world. They'll be playing August 30th at St Vitus in Brooklyn, and included in his lineup for New York are: Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Dylan O'Toole & Ron Defries (Indian), Sanford Parker (Twilight, Corrections House), Mark Solotroff (Anatomy of Habit), Jamie Fennelly (Mind Over Mirrors), Mary Lattimore (Thurston Moore), Darren Verni Unearthly Trance). Listeners will be able to ask JR questions via the interactive playlist.

Technicolor Teeth
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Self-described as “séance pop” and “sunshine punk,” the members of Technicolor Teeth enjoy playing around with musical genres and twisting them into new configurations. Their debut album from 2012 creates layers of fuzz, noise, and garage rock, then swerves into 60s-styled vocal melodies and harmonies. Their new 7” (on Accidental Guest) explores shoegaze with a tinge of psych. Most of all, the Wisconsin-based band likes it loud, and louder. Catch them playing shows along the eastern coast and then moving inland, and hear their live set on 100% Whatever at 1 am on Thursday morning!

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

This week we are joined by Believer/Law from Brooklyn. This noisy industrial dance 3 piece rips into an awesome, plodding live session that the truest freaks are sure to enjoy. Members of Cult of Youth, Kama Rupa, Drunkdriver, Veins, York Factory Complaint, etc. Followed by an interview.

Joe Frank - In the Dark: "Sales"
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Installments of Joe Frank's radio series IN THE DARK air each Wednesday at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "Sales" airs Weds. August 21st at 4pm (Eastern). Joe chronicles the story of a frustrated music store salesman in New York who develops a telephone romance with a music store owner in St. Louis.

John Densmore of the Doors
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
John Densmore, legendary drummer of The Doors, joins Chris T. on Aerial View, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6- 7 PM, for an in-depth discussion of greed, integrity, music, drumming, and suing your bandmates. John's new book, "Unhinged", details his lawsuit against Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger over the use of Doors music in commercials and the misuse of the name "The Doors".

Mad Nanna
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Strung-out, electric downer drift in the form of Mad Nanna, winging their way from Melbourne, Australia for a US tour and a live session on Brian's show today. Once aptly described as "battered folk", this combo should tickle the brainlobes of avowed fans of such loose thinkers as the Dead C, Shadow Ring, Jandek, and the Godz. They've generally resided in the lo-to-no-fi realm on various releases on labels like Unwucht, Soft Abuse, and Wormwood Grasshopper; a rare opportunity to hear them in a bareboned live studio setting this afternoon on WFMU.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
Nat Roe
Compactor is a complex interconnected set of mostly obsolete equipment that is manipulated by its worker under company orders. The detritus of Industrial, Noise, Glitch, and other sonics are crushed into something else.

Kid Millions from Oneida
Monday, August 19th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Kid Millions published a piece recently in n+1 magazine gathering his thoughts on becoming a musician, the downtown NYC music scene of the late 1990s, touring with Oneida, and more. Now he's working on expanding the piece into a book. On August 19th Kid will sit down with Dan to spin some recordings of pre-Oneida bands and chat.

Mark Kleiner
Monday, August 19th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Guest DJ Mark Kleiner presents "A bunch of Monkees related stuffs!" Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Al Margolis
Sunday, August 18th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, August 18, Dave Mandl welcomes musician, label-head, and experimental-music pioneer Al Margolis to FMU for their annual summer broadcast. Al runs the excellent avant-garde label Pogus Productions, performs live as "If, Bwana," and has been a key figure in the worldwide experimental music network for years.

Ty Segall
Saturday, August 17th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
And what else can be said about Ty Segall? He released three absolute perfect albums in 2012 and topped countless Best of Lists. This time Ty is bringing his FULL band -- yes, that's with Mikal Cronin on bass, Charlie Moonheart on guitar & Emily Epstein on drums!! -- so get ready to have your head exploded on the Cherry Blossom Clinic this Saturday because this set will be the best of THEE BEST!

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
This Seattle trio, which includes former members of The Intelligence, Meth Teeth and Butts, has been compared to the likes of Redd Kross and the Dickies. Their debut full-length, Repeat (End Of Time), packs 12 songs into its 24-minute running time -- songs described as "snotty," "raucous," "propulsive," and "inspired." Tune in to their live set on Wednesday night, August 14 and choose your own adjective! You can also see them live at Cake Shop on Monday, August 12!

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week we are pleased to be joined by New York punk freaks Deformity. Deformity plays a wild mess of psychedelic raw punk, vomiting their wall noise on any social degenerate willing to listen. A pretty cool sound for a 3 piece whose members all recently graduated high school. They have an EP on La Vida Es Un Mus and Always Restrictions, and their singer/guitarist writes a cult famous zine Accept The Darkness and has a regular column in Maximum Rocknroll. 2013 here they come.

Joe Frank - In the Dark: "The Loved One"
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Installments of Joe Frank's radio series IN THE DARK air each Wednesday at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "The Loved One" airs Weds. August 14th at 4pm (Eastern). In a series of disturbing vignettes, Joe dramatizes the difficulties he faces being the world's sexiest and most desirable man.

The Old Codger fills in for Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013, 8pm - 9pm
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
You'd switch place cards if you got stuck next to the Old Codger at a dinner party. Since you're a radio listener, there's an OFF switch. If you can tolerate his incessant crankiness, you'll be regaled with 78 rpm discs rescued from the vaults of oblivion.

7" Singles special with Tom Lax of Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner
The annual visit from our pal Tom Lax, bringing up yet another assortment of obscuro and extremely special 7" singles wax from Siltbreeze headquarters in Philadelphia. If you've checked out this special in past years you know that you will certainly be hearing a lot of DIY/post-punk and general oddball stuff you will probably not hear anywhere else (and see as well, as we will be posting the sleeve art on the playlist page live). Not to be missed!

Monday, August 12th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Broadcloth is a chamber trio consisting of vocalist Anne Rhodes, cellist Nathan Bontrager, and accordionist Adam Matlock. The trio improvises and plays from nontraditional scores including graphic scores hand-embroidered by Anne. All of the members also work closely in other groups, including various projects with composer Anthony Braxton.

Xenia Rubinos
Monday, August 12th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Quirkily staccato but danceable rhythms and powerhouse vocals are a mainstay for Xenia Rubinos (pronounced SEN-ya roo_BEE-nos). As Xenia describes it, her songs, "might cause an initial reaction like you are being tasered." Rubinos has a passionate energy throughout that swells from the delicate to explosiveness within her songs, and her debut album, "Magic Trix," nicely demonstrates this trait. Xenia Rubinos drops by WFMU to play live.

Accordions Around the World - Bryant Park's summer-long squeezebox celebration
Saturday, August 10th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Every Thursday evening this summer, multitudinous accordionists fill every corner of Bryant park in midtown Manhattan with squeezebox sounds from around the globe. Accordions Around the World is produced by Bryant Park in collaboration with music and arts blogger Ariana Hellerman. Ariana joins us along with accordionist Vitor Gonçalves - of the Brazilian choro band Regional de New York - to spread some squeezebox love.

Rachel Ries
Saturday, August 10th, 2013, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Ever since seeing Rachel in a club last year, Jeffrey has been anxious to get her into the WFMU studios, but a year of extensive touring meant a bit of a wait. With two full-length releases and two EPs (one with Anaïs Mitchell), Ries is working on a new album. Drawing on classic post-war country and adding a dash of both earlier and newer styles, her songwriting has only gotten more profound, a reflection of her deeply spiritual nature. She even treated us to some material from her upcoming record, so don't miss this one.

Brother JT Live in WFMU's Love Room - Warm's the New Cool
Saturday, August 10th, 2013, 3am - 6am
Zzzzzzero Hour with Bill Mac
John Terlesky (aka Brother JT) is an author, painter, talk show host, animator, and sometimes sports fan (depending on how his teams are doing), and has also been known to be a bit of a monster on guitar, releasing over 30 albums in as many years as a solo artist and also as part of the legendary Pennsylvania garage band The Original Sins. Groove-laden gospel psych with a touch of T Rex inspired pop for good measure, JT graces the WFMU stage with friends Jamie (drums), Ron (bass) and Mike (gtr) to play some of his classics and showcase his latest release, “The Svelteness of Boogietude”. Get ye healed as the JT4 rip through an hour of the hits, invoking the power of rawk with the sounds of the Sins to the present day. Take your trousers off and come to Church!

Put the Needle on the Free Music Archive (Andrea Silenzi fills in for Billy Jam)
Friday, August 9th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Join "DJ Yo! Andrea Raps!" for a special edition of Put The Needle On The Record, a mix of Billy Jam's favorites and Creative Commons licensed jams from the Free Music Archive. After the broadcast, half of this special will be available as a free mix via the FMA.

Eric Davidson of the New Bomb Turks and The Livids
Thursday, August 8th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Eric Davidson, vocalist for the New Bomb Turks and The Livids is a busy guy, AND he's made time to put together a playlist for Peer Pressure! The New Bomb Turks' record "Destroy Oh Boy" was recently re-released as a 20th anniversary deluxe edition LP, as is the Tapeworm Blues 10" EP (with 2 unreleased songs)! Two years ago Eric authored "We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut" so there will be plenty to talk about and many of his DJ picks were featured in the book. A great playlist is on the horizon, tune in!!

Sean Coleman and the Quasars
Thursday, August 8th, 2013, 6am - 9am
on Underwater Theme Park with Meghan

The Quasars love and perform greasy, primitive, American sounds. Since his time singing with Boston's Bourbonaires and the Swinedells, Sean has relocated to New York where he performs with his new band, the Quasars. Together, they have become known for Sean's howl along with their energetic and raucous live shows. See them live at Hill Country August 14th, at 8:30 pm.

The Party Faithful
Thursday, August 8th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

After a hiatus following their first full-length album, Gold Light, New York's The Party Faithful are back playing and recording and, lucky for us, coming into the WFMU studios. Their catchy,singable tunes mesh sixties-reminiscent melodies with glam-flavored guitar that occasionally drifts into hard rock territory.

Don Bolles / Joe Frank - In the Dark: "Raymond"
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Don Bolles will appear as guest programmer on Irwin's show, Wednesday afternoon August 7, from 3-6 Eastern. Bolles is best-known as the drummer with such illustrious musical combos as The Germs, 45 Grave, Celebrity Skin, Nervous Gender, and his current projects, Fancy Space People and Kitten Sparkles. He co-hosts two idiosyncratic radio shows on KXLU, Los Angeles, and a sporadic Public Access TV show called The Threee Geniuses. He co-wrote the book "Lexicon Devil: The Short Life and Fast Times of Darby Crash and the Germs." Through all this overachieving hyperactivity, Bolles has amassed an impressive collection of vinyl oddities, including such genres as Christian ventriloquism, industrial show tunes, vanity pressings, bizarre children's records, and song-poems. On this visit to WFMU, he'll be packing some inexplicable artifacts for audio show-and-tell.

Bolles is also developing a new song-poem series, "The Now Sounds of Today," and will be airing tracks slated to appear on Volume 1. Titles include "Believe In God Until You Die," "Ode To My Kidney Stones," and "Hot Pants and Leather Boots That Shine."

There will also be a Joe Frank episode on this show at 4pm, sandwiched between Don's sets, entitled "Raymond." In this tense drama, Joe extends a helping hand to a homeless man, but the gesture turns into a nightmare when the vagrant sets up quarters behind Joe's house.

Monday, August 5th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Brooklyn psychedelic group Nymph brings free jazz tendencies and avant classical currents to the service of their massive electric jams. Their record "New Millenium Prayer" came out last month. They play live on Dan Bodah's Airborne Event on Monday August 5th.

Tame Impala
Monday, August 5th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An Interview with Tame Impala (Perth, Australia)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Andrea Silenzi guest hosts Too Much Information
Monday, August 5th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
Join Andrea for a conversation about the fun trials, tribulations, unwitting self-discovery and unshakable shame behind ONLINE DATING. She'll be joined for the hour by special guest Chiara Atik (Kyah-Rah Attic), the author of Modern Dating: A Field Guide. As a dating writer, Atik has test driven all the niche dating websites -- from J-Date to Plus, Grandma Phyllis, dudes in a bar, and your calls.

Sonny Curtis
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Sonny Curtis back to the show - a member of Buddy Holly's Crickets and the writer of "I Fought The Law", "Walk Right Back", “More Than I Can Say”, "A Fool Never Learns", "Rock Around With Ollie Vee"& The Mary Tyler Moore theme "Love Is All Around"!

Cal Folger Day
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Singer-songwriter Cal Folger Day, originally from D.C. but now a Brooklynite, paid us a visit recently for a live set and interview. Her latest recording, Drom-d'reau, has recently been released. Cal's wry sense of humor, evident both in her stage patter as well as her songs, belies the fact that she is a songwriter of uncommon depth and passion. Stylistically, she seems to channel some pre-war blues and country, 40's torchiness and a bit of Dylan, circa 1965, while remaining a thoroughly contemporary singer. For an unusual treat, catch her directing Six Children's Choruses (for choir and orchestra) by Bartok, on Friday, August 2nd, at Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn.

Sex Clark Five
Friday, August 2nd, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook

GET READY FOR THE SEX! (Clark Five). This Friday 8/2, Pseu's Thing With A Hook is pleased to bring WFMU listeners an exclusive musical set prepared by indie-pop LEGENDS Sex Clark Five! The elusive Huntsville, AL, group first came to the attention of BBC Radio's John Peel in the mid-1980's who was their major champion. In 1987 came the critical success of SC5's release "Strum & Drum" hailed as "a near-classic first step" by Trouser Press. Their 2013 release "Rembrandt X" finds the group even more developed in their quirky pop inventions. The pop-drenched set provided is short and will get started about 10pm this Friday!

GenKen Montgomery
Thursday, August 1st, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Generator main man GenKen Montgomery will be doing a phone interview this Thursday on Strength Through Failure. Ken will be checking in to discuss his upcoming show at AVA gallery where he will be recreating his legendary sound art gallery/storefront Generator which ran in the East Village and in Chelsea from 1989-1992. The show opens August 4 @ AVA (34 East 1st Street New York) and runs until Sept. 1.

Joe Frank - In the Dark: "Green Cadillac"
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Following the wrap-up on July 24th of the new Joe Frank Unfictional radio dramas, on July 31 Irwin will begin rebroadcasting selected episodes of Joe's half-hour IN THE DARK series. The broadcasts will run thru the rest of the summer. The episode entitled "Green Cadillac" airs Weds. July 31st at 4pm (Eastern). In this story, Joe unknowingly purchases a classic auto that turns out to have been stolen, and a series of strange encounters follow.

Kandia Crazy Horse Interview / DJ Set
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on The Duane Train

Originally brought up in the Chocolate CIty (Washington D.C), Kandia's paternal grandparent's introduced her to Hank Williams Jr and the Grand Ole Opry. At the same time she was enthralled with the GoGo and Funk Scene happening around D.C. Kandia's obsession with finding the connections between Country and Soul led to her award winning journalistic coverage of Neo-Soul, Southern rock and Dirty South Hip Hop for the Village Voice. Following the release of her landmark anthology of Black Rock, "Rip it Up: The Black experience in Rock N Roll" (Pallmark Macmillan 2004), Kandia focused her attention on her songwriting. The result being her debut album "Stampede" (Bluebilly Records). Kandia swings by Duane's show for an interview and a DJ set highlighting her influences and seminal songs that led her to write her book.

The Wingdale Community Singers
Monday, July 29th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
The Wingdale Community Singers is where core trio Rick Moody (author of The Ice Storm and essay collection On Celestial Music), singer Hannah Marcus, and guitarist/composer David Grubbs bring deep Brooklyn harmonies and old time folk moves to life. They'll come to WFMU on July 29th to share tunes including pieces from their third record, Night, Sleep, Death.

Monday, July 29th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An Interview with Foals (Oxford, UK)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Andrea Silenzi guest hosts Too Much Information
Monday, July 29th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
Join Andrea for a look at THE ART OF THE PICKUP, how meet people in public places, ask them to kill things for you, and make sure they won't steal your laptop when you bring them home. Featuring Laura Mayer, Grandma Phyllis, some dudes in a bar, and an interview with Dr. Robert Glover, the author of "No More Mr. Nice Guy."

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