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Throbbing Gristle
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Strength Through Failure with Fabio

Formed in 1975, Throbbing Gristle are thee premiere Industrial/art/noise pioneers, with influence that has reached into almost every corner of modern experimental, and even popular music, visuals and culture. They disbanded in 1981 with members moving on to projects like Psychic TV, Coil, and Chris and Cosey, until reuniting in 2004. The reformed Throbbing Gristle are the premiere Industrial/art/noise pioneers, playing their first ever NYC shows (Brooklyn Masonic Temple dates are sold out, but a night at Manhattan's Le Poisson Rouge has been added April 17) land the lineup of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter, and Peter Christopherson will be chatting here in WFMU's studios, playing unreleased recordings and taking your live phone calls on Strength Through Failure!


Holmes
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

You've heard them rock the Glen Jones remote broadcasts over the years, now enjoy a live performance in the studio from Hudson County's phenomenal pop combo! See them live April 18 at Maxwell's in Hoboken with the Woggles and Insomniacs and April 25 at the Lamp Post in Jersey City with the Subway Surfers!


Bottom Up Media with Xeni Jardin
Monday, April 13th, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
on
The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff
Xeni Jardin, co-editor of BoingBoing.net and BoingBoingTV, talks about the potential of bottom-up media. How far have we come, and does success mean turning from bottom-up to top-down?


The Citizen Kafka Memorial Show
Monday, April 13th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

A longtime fixture on NYC's bluegrass scene, Citizen Kafka was probably best known as a radio host for a subversive comedy/music show on WBAI and producer of The Secret Museum of the Air, which also ran on WFMU. The Citizen recently passed, and two of his co-conspirators in comedy and music, Ed Haber and Kenny Kosek, join Irene for a tribute show.


Kurt Dahlke aka Pyrolator
Sunday, April 12th, 2009, Midnight - 3am
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Kurt Dahlke aka Pyrolator is a key figure in the history of German New Wave. In addition to being a member of the great off-kilter electropop trio Der Plan, Dahlke was a founding member of the first incarnation of D.A.F, whose debut album was the initial release on Ata Tak, the label co-founded by Dahlke that went on to release the music of seminal bands such as Die Todliche Doris, Wirtschaftwunder and Oval. Since the Eighties Kurt has continued collaborating, composing and playing in bands (A Certain Frank) and producing and remixing acts (Kreidler, to rococo rot, Fehlfarben). Currently in New York for a few weeks playing some shows w/ Lukas Ligeti's Burkina Electric project, Dahlke is dropping by WFMU for a Pyrolator live set of unreleased electronic material using the Lightning II controller (built by Don Buchla!) that allows him to control the music by the movement or the pressure of his hands. And that ain't all. Pyrolator will then take control and spin tracks of Ata Tak past and present as well as some other choice musik aus Deutschland. In between we'll chat about Dusseldorf and German punk and new wave as well as Herr Pyrolator's more recent adventures. Tune in and Pyrolate wildly!


Live Broadcast from Barbes: Conjunto Guantanamo, Nikolay Kolev, Brazilian Brass, Gaida Hinnawi, & Diabetela
Saturday, April 11th, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Rob Weisberg and guest co-host Irene Trudel broadcast live from Barbes, 376 9th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Three hours of live music from five bands / artists - and this time around, a thoroughly mixed bag: Pure Cuban roots a la Beny More and Arsenio Rodriguez with Conjunto Guantanamo (who will also play after the broadcast); virtuosic Bulgarian gadulka - fiddle - from Nikolay Kolev, a member of the wonderful ensemble Bulgarika; Arabic songs from Damascus-born Gaida Hinnawi - speech pathologist by day, singer by night who's worked with many bands on the local Arabic scene as well as Gillian Welch and Alejandro Escovedo. 

Plus a couple of groups new to the local scene:  A new still-unnamed Brazilian-style brass band under the guidance of drummer Scott Kettner, who also leads New York's ultra-dynamic electro-Pernambuco-style band Nation Beat, and Diabetela, a talented griot duo - kora and percussion - from Burkina Faso that has toured extensively in Europe. Free WFMU swag, and admission during the broadcast is free.


The World's Greatest Music Experts
Saturday, April 11th, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael spins nothing but genre-defying #1 hits and from noon to 1pm welcomes The World's Greatest Music Experts!


Nick Name calls the shots this morning
Saturday, April 11th, 2009, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Jinx Lennon & Mira Cook
Friday, April 10th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Dundalk, Ireland's Jinx Lennon has been labeled "punk poet" and been compared to the likes of John Cooper-Clarke, The Streets, and Mark E. Smith. He's been booked on concerts with hip-hop and electronic artists and cites MF Doom as one of his all time favorite artists. His just released fourth album, "Trauma Themes, Idiot Times" on Septic Tiger Records, captures the always observant & often satirical border-town wordsmith at his most insightful & engaging lyrical best. Meanwhile San Francisco's Mira Cook, a ballerina who constructs her own loops to accompany her singing, has been compared to U.S. Girls as well as some of the artists on New Zealand's defunct Xpressway record label by WFMU's Brian Turner who has played the Bay Area artist's recently released self-titled cassette full-length on his show.


From Bacteria to Boys
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

Drummer/hustler Mike Pride brings his superbly named quartet, From Bacteria to Boys, to WFMU for a live session. Expect a freeform approach to jazz that encompasses interlocking rhythms, repetition, R&B, noise, modern/free jazz, etc. with a sick band including Darius Jones (alto), Alex Marcello (piano) and Peter Bitenc (bass).


Das Black Milk
Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Das Black Milk traveled all the way from the wilds of Scranton, PA, to bring their garage post-punk sound to the WFMU audience. They've been described as The Fall meets Mudhoney, and Evan figures that's a close enough comparison that he's not going to try to come up with another one. (He's used to referring to himself in the third person thanks to Facebook.) They've got a new full-length album coming soon, but in the meantime you can listen to their past releases at their blog and of course check them out live on Evan's show Tuesday night, April 7, at 11pm.


The Maestrosities
Tuesday, April 7th, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
on
The Ragged Antique Phonograph Program with MAC and Mike the Barber
New York musical vaudeville ensemble, the Maestrosities will appear on The Antique Phonograph Music Program Tuesday April 7th at 7pm. Their repertoire spans close 100 years of songs ranging from 1920's classics to 1990's pop hits.


Open Source Everything?
Monday, April 6th, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
on
The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas' featured guest will be Steven Johnson, author of the book "Invention of Air," a look at how Joseph Priestly went against the orthodoxies of his day to develop cross-disciplinary theories. How does his collaborative style inform our approach to today's challenges?


Kirsten Hoving & Antonio Ciacca
Monday, April 6th, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Art and architecture historian Kirsten Hoving talks about the enigmatic artist Joseph Cornell and his fascination with astronomy, then jazz pianist Antonio Ciacca talks about his music. Kirsten Hoving has a new book, "Joseph Cornell and Astronomy." Antonio Ciacca's newest CD is called Rush Life. He can also be heard live in NYC on Tuesday evenings from 7-10 PM at Creole restaurant (118th Street and 3rd Ave) and on Thursdays fro 7-10 PM at Roth's Westside Steakhouse, 93rd Street and Columbus Ave.


M Shanghai String Band
Monday, April 6th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

On the cusp of releasing their 3rd album, the 11-piece M Shanghai String Band is still practicing a playful slant on Bluegrass and Americana. Their new album, "The Mapmaker's Daughter," captures the same energy that we've come to expect from the M Shanghai mob, in the highest fidelity yet. "Mapmakers" is testimony to their years of performing together. The M Shanghai String Band drops by WFMU to play live.


The Fly Girlz and 911 Thesaurus
Sunday, April 5th, 2009, 3am - 6am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Straight out of East Brooklyn to your ears; from the halls of our public schools to your radio - the sound of youth empowerment Beasts the Airwaves. It's the first in a series of performances by young people laying down the hottest beats and expressing themselves in rhymes where social consciousness is delivered with energy and exuberance. The Fly Girlz and 911 Thesaurus, ranging in age from 14 to 20, coming fresh from the after-school program that gave them the means of self-expression to perform live for WFMU's listeners on Beastin' The Airwaves with Keili.


Free Music Archive Launch Party: Thee Oh Sees, Excepter, Sightings, and Pink Skull
Saturday, April 4th, 2009, 8pm - Midnight
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
WFMU is throwing a launch party for our new social music website, the Free Music Archive, on April 4th at The Bell House in Brooklyn (149 7th St). Join us in person at the Bell House or tune in to 91.1 FM and wfmu.org for live music from Thee Oh Sees, Excepter, Sightings, and Pink Skull, a DJ set from WFMU music director Brian Turner, and much more. Advance tickets are available at TheBellHouseNY.com. High quality recordings from this show will be just some of the thousands of free, legal mp3s that you'll be able to download from FreeMusicArchive.org.


Zizek + Cordero: An Alt-Latin FMA Warm Up! 6-8pm
Saturday, April 4th, 2009, 6pm - 8pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
(*At 8pm we throw it to Bell House for the Free Music Archive remote)
Cordero is a sometimes rocking, sometimes deeply introspective bilingual indie rock band. Cordero began in Tucson (original members came from Calexico and Giant Sand) and was resurrected in New York where leader Ani Cordero relocated along in 2000 with hubby and collaborator Chris Verene (ex- The Rock*A*Teens and D.Q.E.). The band's latest CD is "De Donde Eres" (Bloodshot), its most Latin-tinged to date (reflecting Ani's Puerto Rican roots).

Zizek is a cutting edge genre-clashing club in Buenos Aires. The current Zizek tour (hitting Union Pool in Brooklyn April 3 and Santos Party House in lower Manhattan April 4) features cumbia-crazed lower-Andean MC / DJ crew Fauna, French emigre Douster's "Lazer Bass Cumbia Reggaetón" blends, and the Latin-tinged mixes of gringo ringer El G.


P.J. Proby
Saturday, April 4th, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with P.J. Proby, the Houston Texas native who moved to the U.K. and recorded a score of hits in the 60's, crossed paths with The Beatles and pre-Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page, and was known for swashbuckling pirate shirts & skin-tight velvet suits & pants that split and drove audiences wild. We'll also get the low down on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in & we'll also spend one minute with music journalist Scott Shinder.


T Lacy invades your morning
Saturday, April 4th, 2009, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Conspiracy Of Beards
Friday, April 3rd, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
The Bay Area will be in the house when both San Francisco's Conspiracy Of Beards, the 30-member a capella male vocal group who cover Leonard Cohen's songbook will stop by the WFMU studios to perform live. It will be a return visit for Conspiracy of Beards who stopped by WFMU last March for a memorable live set. For this visit the unique vocal group will unveil some never performed Cohen material.


8 Solar Bits On The River: Solar-powered broadcast from Solar One with Glomag, Nullsleep, Natty, & Bubblyfish
Monday, March 30th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Tune in to hear a completely solar-powered radio broadcast from the beautiful and amazing Solar One facility on the East River. Featuring live performances from the best of the best in the 8-bit / video gaming music world - Glomag, Bubblyfish, Natty, and Nullsleep - performing music from Game Boys with photovoltaic-charged AAs, of course. Learn about the technology behind the show, and email your questions about solar power to trent at wfmu dot org to get some ANSWERS live on the air.


QQQ
Monday, March 30th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

They're not some sort of power-share stock but rather QQQ is a string-driven bluegrass-leaning folk ensemble with a classical twist. The quartet's label, New Amsterdam Records, describes the ensemble this wedding march, mix in some 2 and 4 and add a bit of improvisation and a post-something classical style. Now you have an idea of one QQQ tune." QQQ just released a debut album, and come out to WFMU to play live.


Oorutaichi
Monday, March 30th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Japanese spazz-out experimental electronic artist Oorutaichi brings a crazy-fun mix of future pop to the WFMU studios. Load up on caffeine and bounce around in glitchy, blippy bliss and catch him live on 3/20 at The Smell's showcase at SXSW in Austin.


German Measles
Saturday, March 28th, 2009, 9pm - Midnight
on
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
Brooklyn/Queens shambolic popsters The German Measles bring their brand of bubblegum anarchy to Choking on Cufflinks. The secret weapon for indie pop, the Measles have finally been hunted down and convinced to load up the van to come to Jersey. They'll be playing live, fogging up eyeglasses and taking questions on air. Also - Catch them live on 3/27 at Dead Herring in Brooklyn with the Beets, Ghost Town, Teenage Night War and Garbage Strike.


Lucia Pulido + Esau Mwamwaya
Saturday, March 28th, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
First Esau Mwamwaya, from Malawi by way of London, stops by to perform solo and spin a few of his favorite tracks from Malawi and beyond. On the new CD "The Very Best", Esau mixes traditional Malawian music and other styles with contemporary beats, in collaboration with UK-based European DJ duo Johan Karlberg and Etienne Tron (whose stage name we can't say on the air). Later in the show: a visit with Lucia Pulido, a gifted and charismatic Colombian-born singer known for her brilliant interpretations of Colombian traditional vocal styles. Lucia's latest CD is "Waning Moon" (Adventure Music) and the NY release party is at Joe's Pub on Tuesday March 31. She'll also be at Barbes in Park Slope on Monday April 13.


Robert Parker
Saturday, March 28th, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with New Orleans native Robert Parker - best known for his 1966 hit "Barefootin'," but his career as a journeymen sax player started in 1949 backing Professor Longhair and eventually saw him cross paths with Fats Domino, Huey "Piano" Smith, Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas & scores more. We'll also get the low down on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in & we'll also spend one minute with music journalist Scott Schinder.


Nick Malter hosts this morning
Saturday, March 28th, 2009, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

WFMU Live from Ireland, Part II (The Limerick Sessions)
Friday, March 27th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Following the success of the first Live from Ireland WFMU remote broadcast in December out of Dublin's All City Records, Jersey City's WFMU will again travel across the Atlantic to the Emerald Isle for a second Irish hip-hop-themed live remote broadcast. This time host Billy Jam, with close production assistance from FMU fan Johnny Doobs + Shane Curtin of Cheebah, will broadcast out of Limerick City's Viva Music Studios with an all star cast of local and national luminaries including Limerick freestyle champ Jay Red, comedy/rap act Rubberbandits, Side2Shoes, Lineage, Wexford emcee Rob Kelly, DJs A2DF & Lenny, Cheebah's Paul Tarpey, Limerick drum & bass act Code, and Galway turntablist quartet Vince Mack Mahon. If you are in Limerick, Ireland on Friday March 27th, stop by Viva Studios at 46 O'Connell Street, city centre (7pm to 10pm local time) or tune into WFMU.


Jaap Blonk
Thursday, March 26th, 2009, 6am - 9am
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Dutch absurdist-futurist-protagonist-vocalist Jaap Blonk stops by WFMU, cheek synthesizer in tow, to perform his unparalleled vocal gymnastics.


Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
One of Scott's favorite musicians in modern jazz, Taylor Ho Bynum, drops by the Long Rally with his longtime accomplice Tomas Fujiwara for a cornet/drums improv throwdown. Tune in for brass titters, drum smears, and some prodigious musical telepathy.


Mr. Joe Funko
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Fabio welcomes Mr. Joe Funko to the airwaves to discuss Thai music and play some rare records. From Funk & Disco to pop, rock and traditional much will be covered. Mr. Funko is a music archivist, collector, dealer and radio broadcaster in Bangkok, Thailand. He'll be airing very rare recordings from his private collection as well as a compilation he has released of some of his favorite music.


Cyclone 60
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Tuesday March 24: Cyclone 60
Dudes: if you are ready for hard, heavy, head-banging, sore-neck-making, and most importantly RIFFTASTIC rock 'n' roll then you are SO ready for Cyclone 60's live set this Tuesday night. This three-piece from right here in New Jersey reaches back to the early '70s hard rock of Black Sabbath and Blue Cheer and throws in a dash of more recent bands like Queens Of The Stone Age and Priestess. Plus they have just the right amount of cowbell. Their new album Instant Classic is out now, and they're playing on Saturday March 28 at the Delancey in NYC. Tune in for this killer live set this Tuesday night at 11pm!


The Condo Fucks
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Straight outta Connecticut, the swingin' New London legends returned to action last year and today mark the release of the new album, "Fuckbook." The shot in the arm the slumping real estate market in the Tri-State Area needs.


Screaming Females
Sunday, March 22nd, 2009, 3am - 6am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Contrary to their name, there aren't only females in this powerful trio! Only the vocalist is a gal, and her unique style complete with distorted, chilling vibrato, will surely leave a lasting impression. This New Brunswick, NJ, band's music is up-and-down-- jumpy, chill, however you like it!-- and will definitely get you moving!  So listen in to Beastin' the Airwaves! with Keili, Saturday-Sunday overnight, 3-6am, get up early, and get get down!


Mavrothi Kontanis
Saturday, March 21st, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

A visit with Mavrothi Kontanis, gifted young Jersey City-based Greek-American singer, composer and oud player. Kontanis recently released two debut CDs simultaneously: one (Sto Kafesli Sokaki) a collection of old Greek and Turkish urban songs of the early 1900's, and one (Wooden Heart) featuring a wider range of traditional and contemporary styles from the region as well as his original compositions. He'll sample the CDs and also spin some music that has inspired him - as well as playing a bit solo. Mavrothis performs regularly at ELO restaurant (2-14 31st Ave) in Astoria and he'll be at Alwan for the Arts (16 Beaver St near Battery Park) on Saturday March 28. He also teaches oud and is working on a series of oud method books.


Tommy Roe
Saturday, March 21st, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Tommy Roe who had six top ten hits in the 1960s including "Sweet Pea," "Dizzy" & "Shelia. We'll also get the scoop on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in and we'll spend one minute with music journalist Scott Schinder.


Ruy Mauricio steers the freeform mothership this morning
Saturday, March 21st, 2009, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

WFMU / Aquarius Records SXSW showcase and broadcast
Friday, March 20th, 2009, 8pm - 3am
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

Once again, WFMU's going to be broadcasting live from Austin, Texas's South By Southwest Festival on Friday, March 20th, from 8pm til 3am. This year's show once again takes place downtown at Spiro's on 611 Red River, and we're happy to announce that the two stage event will be co-curated with our pals at Aquarius Records in San Francisco! It's a killer lineup of psych, punk, pop, metal, folk and some of these acts have come down just for the broadcast! On tap: the Obits, Woven Hand, the Renderers, Major Stars, Ovens, XYX, the Mayyors, Wildildlife, Slough Feg, Absu, the Gunslingers, Prizehog, Elm, and Gary War! We'll be simulcasting the outdoor stage live, and hopefully be bringing you the rest of the bill over WFMU's airwaves in the near future.


Arrington de Dionyso
Tuesday, March 17th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Old Time Relijun's front-man will perform some of his true folk sounds live on the radio. Instruments may include bass clarinet, snare drum, shruti box, and multiphonic voice. Arrington de Dionyso's grand textural experiments are inspired by Indian classical music, Tuvan throat-singing, and free jazz. He's playing NYC at The Stone on March 11 (curated by Lucas Ligeti), March 19 at Zebulon in Brooklyn, and March 20 at Theater Lab in the West Village.


The Pictish Trail, Viking Moses and Golden Ghost
Monday, March 16th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
A trio of troubadours today, joining their music together. First, Scotsman Johnny Lynch, not content with only running Fence Records in a remote fishing village in Fife, is out touring on his own under the moniker of The Pictish Trail. Lynch prolifically writes warm neo-folky tunes peppered with tiny bursts of electronica for himself and label mates James Yorkston, Lone Pigeon, HMS Ginafore, Pip Dylan ... and not least King Creosote, with whom he has played guitar and sang since 2003. Johnny was in the states in January for a bit of touring, joined by the distinctive duo of Viking Moses (Brendan Massei) and Golden Ghost (Laura Goetz) respectively. Each of the three did a set of their own songs intermingled with each others' contributions.


WFMU's 2009 Marathon Finale with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia
Sunday, March 15th, 2009, 7pm - 1am
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
For the 9th year running, WFMU caps off its annual fundraising marathon with the one thing that never gets old: LIVE BAND KARAOKE! Tune in to hear upwards of 40 of your fave FMU jocks belting out the songs in their hearts as though they'd been on a 2-week bender and forgot their were mics on. Join us for the fun at Maxwell's in Hoboken, 1039 Washington St. Admission is $5 (proceeds go to WFMU) until the joint is packed.


Yo La Tengo play requests for pledges
Friday, March 13th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Pseu Braun
Ira, Georgia, James, and their pal Bruce are back again for WFMU's fundraiser! This year Yo La Tengo will plug into Pseu Braun's show as she and Gaylord Fields guide your pledges and live cover song requests; your duty is to pledge to WFMU's marathon during the course of the three hour program to get the band to perform your song! Any song!


The Sensational Happy Travelers
Thursday, March 12th, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
on
Sinner's Crossroads with Kevin Nutt
This Thursday's show will feature Mississippi Records gospel recording artists The Sensational Happy Travelers! All the way from somewhere in the US, the Happy Travelers stop by to shout to the faithful to support WFMU.


Ted Leo, Aimee Mann, Paul F Tompkins and John Hodgman on TBSOW
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling
The Best Show On WFMU with Tom Scharpling does its second and final marathon show for the 2009 fundraiser, and Tom's going to be joined by some awesome people. The amazing Ted Leo, and Aimee Mann will both be on hand to play songs for contributions. If that wasn't enough, the one and only host of VH1's Best Week Ever Paul F Tompkins will be in the studio. And last but not least, the legendary author/actor/computer spokesman John Hodgman will join in the festivities! So tune in Tuesday 8-11pm and pledge!


Lenny Lacour
Saturday, February 28th, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats Chicago music legend & Louisiana native Lenny Lacour about his long career as a writer, producer, arranger, promoter, talent scout and performer of fine Rock & Roll, Doo Wop, Swamp Pop & Disco and about Lenny's new best of album "Walkin' the Bullfrog." We'll also get the dirt on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in and we'll spend one minute with music journalist Scott Schinder.


DJ Atom C spins the jams this morning
Saturday, February 28th, 2009, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Telepathe
Wednesday, February 25th, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
on
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
This Wednesday, DJ Rupture will be hosting Busy & Melissa from Telepathe. The band will be talking about their fantastic sound - from hi-tech synths to smart sexy lyrics and back -- as well as playing some current jams from hiphop, dubstep, and elsewhere.


Hawnay Troof
Wednesday, February 25th, 2009, 2am - 6am
on Marty McSorley's show

Hawnay Troof, (aka Vice Cooler from XbXrX) rolls up to the WFMU studios to preform his one man, noise-pop, dance-rock, electro-punk, d.i.y., hip hop EXPLOSION! This is no joke Vice's skills are the Real Deal Hollyfield working with artists like No Age, Deerhoof, and Steve Albini. Cooler works hard, and plays hard and has more energy than an can of radio active jumping beans. With a 20 month tour, 8 full albums, a photo book, a cookbook and countless other releases all under his belt by the age of 24 if you aren't already hip to this guys tip, you should probably get on board (or at lest tune in a check it out).


Patton Oswalt in the Studio, Robert Popper & Peter Serafinowicz on the Phone
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling
Tune in as the one and only Patton Oswalt stops by WFMU. The legendary comedian and man behind "The Comedians of Comedy" will be in studio, talking about everything and taking calls and having fun. It's always the greatest when Patton stops by!

And if that wasn't enough, Robert Popper and Perer Serafinowicz - the creators of the amazing British show "Look Around You," which is currently airing on Adult Swim - will call in! Holy moley what a great show, right?!


Food Time
Monday, February 23rd, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Hey, do you like to eat some food?  Do you like to cook some food?  Do you like that channel where they do all the food on TV?  Well, this is the thing for you. Join Trent, a bunch of WFMU DJs and friends, and a lot of pots and pans as they cook and enjoy their favorite dishes LIVE on the air, talk about them, and play songs about them. Wanna come cook and/or eat? Email trent[at]wfmu[dot]org for location and participation information. FOOD TIME FOOD TIME IT'S FOOD TIME!


Pianist Jason Moran
Monday, February 23rd, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Jason returns to the program this week to talk about his event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Thelonius Monk's Town Hall concert.


Sam Sadigursky
Monday, February 23rd, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

In addition to being a multi-talented sax and woodwind player, Sam Sadigursky has embarked on an an ambitious project of creating music around words. His creations may at first conjure images of The Beat Poets set to Jazz, but Sadigursky's creations border on Art-Song territory. Two albums-worth later, Sam's Words Project continues to grow, with a live show featuring many of the contributors next Saturday. He drops by to play a few live tunes and to chat about the Words Project on WFMU.


Robert Lippok and Beatrice Martini
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009, Midnight - 3am
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Tune in to hear a collaboration especially recorded for Daniel Blumin's show by Robert Lippok, co-founder of German band To Rococo Rot (with records on City Slang, Mute & Domino), and Italian harpist Beatrice Martini. As a solo artist, Lippok has released minimal electronic music on a variety of labels (e.g., Raster-Noton) and collaborated with musicians such as Barbara Morgenstern. Here he conspires with Martini, who creates sound art pieces and composes and performs theater and dance works.  "Branches", based on several improvisations featuring harp, computer, and percussion, was recorded in December, 2008 at Beatrice Martini's home in Berlin. For those who have always clamored for more harp in electronic music, we salute you and give you Martini & Lippok! All others welcome, too!


Choking on Cufflinks Live in Los Angeles
Saturday, February 21st, 2009, 9pm - Midnight
on
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
Choking on Cufflinks is teaming with Dublab and Los Angeles' Machine Project for a special live remote broadcast from Los Angeles. Expect sets from Nite Jewel, and the Blankket, guest DJ sets by Frosty from Dublab and the Part Time Punks, unique workshops, secret guests, free food, and much more. If you're in the Los Angeles, you can be a part of the remote by visiting Machine Project space at 1200 D North Alvarado, in Echo Park, Los Angeles from 6 to 9 p.m. PST.


The World's Greatest Music Experts
Saturday, February 21st, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael spins nothing but genre-defying #1 hits, and from noon to 1pm welcomes The World's Greatest Music Experts! We'll also get the scoop on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in and we'll spend one minute with music journalist Scott Schinder.


Paul Simpson is in the driver's seat this morning
Saturday, February 21st, 2009, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Give the Daughter Some
Friday, February 20th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind
This Friday beginning at 9am (EST) is the return of GIVE THE DAUGHTER SOME, as Doug Schulkind's 8-year-old progeny, Lincoln, will co-host the program, providing sharp commentary, stinging retorts and withering asides. She'll also be presenting an all-new set of tunes of her own choosing. Listen for it this coming Friday morning. No kidding!


MV & EE
Thursday, February 19th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Join in the February freakout fantasmus when MV&EE drop by for a jawdropping jam on it, February 19th, 9-noon, with Trouble.


Lexie Mountain Boys
Thursday, February 19th, 2009, 6am - 9am
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Baltimore's finest and WFMU favorites The Lexie Mountain Boys visit The Brother Lucy Show to sing about peanuts and knives and talk about birthdays and karaoke, among other things.


Nod
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Besides Genesee beer and Kodak film, Rochester, N.Y., is home to some fine bands, and Nod is no exception. Their lo-fi, and sometimes lo-key, jazzy grooves sometimes veer into dreamy pop or even a heavy dose of light psych. Nod released three albums on Steve Shelley's Smells Like Records. Their most recent work is last year's self-released masterpiece "Tree Stuff & Lightning." This will be the band's third appearance on WFMU but first since 2002.


Bird Names
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Chicago's Bird Names are a lo-fi avant-pop troupe led by the prolific David Lineal. Influences include popular music of the great depression, early '60s easy listening, shoegaze and scrappy-jangle-punk. A warped playfulness, simultaneously joyous and disturbing, inhabits their music. Jason first stumbled upon them holding some sort of picnic on the floor. The potluck was not well planned. Someone forgot the bass amp. But everyone seemed to be having a good time, blowing their horns, strumming away, and singing even if there weren't any words.


Mi Ami
Monday, February 16th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Drum-heavy post-punkers from San Francisco beat your brains out today on Liz Berg's show. Mi Ami features members of Black Eyes, and have 3 great 12" releases under their belt, with a full-length called Watersports out now on Touch and Go / Quarterstick. Catch them live at Cake Shop on Feb 11th, or at Death By Audio on Feb 12th.


Robert Vickers
Sunday, February 15th, 2009, Midnight - 3am
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Robert Vickers will be joining Daniel Blumin for a special post-Valentine's Day guest DJ set. Most might know Vickers from his time playing bass in The Go-Betweens (1983-1987), but Robert started out in the Brisbane punk scene playing in The Numbers before moving to New York and joining new wave power-popping band The Colors (1979-1983). Robert will be spinning some tunes from Down Under and talking about the late 70's scene in Australia, early 80's New York, and of course the Forster/McLennan partnership. Hopefully, we'll also get some stories about his tours with Yo La Tengo and Lloyd Cole, as well as his mid-90's work with the fine local band, The Mad Scene. Listening to music and chatting as we cry bitter Valentine's Day tears by the bucketful. What could be better? Tune in!


Cold Cave & Silk Flowers - Valentines Day Double Bill
Saturday, February 14th, 2009, 9pm - Midnight
on
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
Philadelphia's Cold Cave is a new band who brings industrial noise back to its early '80s roots. With three keyboards and assaulting backing tracks, the band calls to mind artists such as Maurizio Bianchi, SPK, Whitehouse, and the aggressive and addictive sounds of early Front 242. Cold Cave's three 2008 releases (a self released 12" on Heartworm, a 7" on New York's Hospital Records and a 12" on Dais Records) are beautiful and sonically cathartic.

Silk Flowers is a new New York City trio featuring ex- and current members of Soiled Mattress & the Springs, the Red Scare, Car Clutch, USAisamonster, BARR, and many others. Already developing a strong live following due with near-constant shows around the New York area, their debut 7" November sold out almost immediately upon release. The trio weaves disparate analog electronic sounds into a deceptively catchy synth pop form.


Valentines Day Special - all duets!
Saturday, February 14th, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael celebrates Valentines day by playing nothing but #1 hit duets. From Country to Soul, from Rockabilly to Rocksteady: three hours of nothing but duets! We'll also get the low down on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in and we'll spend one minute with music journalist Scott Schinder.


Mark Haydn plays his faves this morning
Saturday, February 14th, 2009, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Tombs
Thursday, February 12th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

A week before their Relapse Records release "Winter Hours," Diane will be hosting Brooklyn's TOMBS live in the studio. With a sound that combines Godflesh, Mastodon, and a backhoe, the walls of the live room will be challenged to continue standing! Tombs will be just off tour, and ready to roar!


Gervase
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
on
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
Tonight's radio show - special guest Gervase from London's Heatwave crew! He's coming straight from the airport to share "some UK and Caribbean sounds - bashment, funky, grime, soca. New tunes. Tropical via East London!"


Remote Broadcast, Birthday Party and Roast from Maxwells
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Join Ken and Andy for a very special edition of Seven Second Delay, live from Maxwells in Hoboken, as Ken celebrates his 50th birthday party and Andy does his best to make Ken feel as bad about himself as possible. The live broadcast takes place from 6-7pm, but once the the broadcast ends, Ken's roast begins. Admission is free. Maxwells is located at 1039 Washington Street in Hoboken.


Jon Glaser
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling
The Best Show On WFMU is thrilled to welcome the amazing Jon Glaser to the program. Known as a long-time titan on the comedy scene with his countless characters on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," Glaser is currently the creator and star of a fantastic new show on Adult Swim called "Delocated." He's one of the funniest dudes in history, so don't forget to tune in!


The Necks
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

The Necks hail fron Sydney, Australia and since 1987 have utilized the piano/bass/drums format in a singular, unorthodox fashion that has left them uncategorizable, yet critically-acclaimed and in high demand from jazz, ambient, and avant-rock festivals. This past year, the trio of Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck, and Lloyd Swanton performed their sprawling, dense, and tranced-out pieces at four shows at their hometown Sydney Opera House, and now arrive in America for a short Northeast tour that including shows February 10th at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC, and Feb 11th at Princeton University, as well as this afternoon on Brian's show.


Gary War
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Gary War makes warbley Tascam psych-wave with the best of 'em. His debut LP, New Raytheonport (Shdwply 2008), was not only mastered by Ariel Pink, but features guest appearances from Haunted Graffiti members Tim Koh and Jimi Hey. He also played in Bobb Trimble's backing band at a recent one-off show. Gary War started out as a core member of eclectic freak-folkers Chas Mtn, who released a well-received album on Western Vinyl in 2006. He's continuing the solo path in 2009. with releases on the way from the Woodsist and Sacred Bones labels, and NYC shows on Feb 6th and Feb 7th with Wavves, Blank Dogs and Nodzz. Gary War has assembled a full band for these shows, and that lineup -- including Kris Thompson (Lothars, The Prefab Messiahs) and Mr. Blank Dogs -- will be in the house for a set of live music on Talk's Cheap.


QQQ
Monday, February 9th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

They're not some sort of power-share stock but rather QQQ is a string-driven bluegrass-leaning folk ensemble with a classical twist. The quartet's label, New Amsterdam Records, describes the ensemble this way, "Cram together a waltz a la Bill Monroe with a Norwegian wedding march, mix in some 2 and 4 and add a bit of improvisation and a post-something classical style. Now you have an idea of one QQQ tune." QQQ just released a debut album, and come out to WFMU to play live.


Regia
Monday, February 9th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Pretty, melodic indie rock compositions from a few NYC fellahs. Ranging from dreamy and bare pop to Beirut-esque bombast, these sweet sounds are sure to elicit a collective sigh. The band opened up for Of Montreal recently and are working on some new recordings.


Trevor Wishart
Saturday, February 7th, 2009, 9pm - Midnight
on
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
Leading British electroacoustic composer Trevor Wishart will be discussing his career including his interest in sound transformations and the formation of regional music cooperatives in the 1970s. Mr. Wishart has been noted as an influence on artists ranging from the Aphex Twin to Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound (who included him on his legendary list accompanying their first album). He will be making a rare appearance in New York as part of the The Human Voice in a New World Series. This series will feature the NY Premieres of Vocalise and Globalalia, at the Judson Church on February 27th.


Two Bands: Paul Collins Beat and Gentleman Jesse & His Men
Saturday, February 7th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Paul Collins started out in the legendary Los Angeles proto-punk, power pop band The Nerves. (Y'know that Blondie hit "Hanging On The Telephone"?...that was a Nerves tune!) After The Nerves, Paul Collins formed his own group The Paul Collins Beat as singer, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter. The Beats self-titled 1979 debut is regarded as a power pop masterpiece including amazing songs such as "Rock-Roll Girl" and "Walking Out On Love." And now, Paul Collins Beat put out a fantastic new album, "Ribbon of Gold" in 2008 on Get Hip, and he will be playing songs from this record (and maybe some of his old ones too!) on WFMU.

And then also on the same day Atlanta's own Gentleman Jesse & His Men bring their brand of spectacular high-voltage power pop to the Cherry Blossom Clinic. With songs that positively explode with excitement ( think of '70s greats like Nick Lowe, Raspberries, Eddie and the Hotrods, Dave Edmunds) - it's no wonder that their self-titled Douchemaster album made so many Best Of lists for 2008. So tune into the Cherry Blossom Clinic on Feb 7th as Gentleman Jesse AND The Paul Collins Beat make their WFMU debut! And go see both Gentleman Jesse and The Paul Collins Beat the night before, Feb 6 at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ!


Sandy Nelson
Saturday, February 7th, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with session drummer Sandy Nelson who had a string of instrumental hits in the early 60's including two that made the top ten "Teen Beat" and "Let There Be Drums."  We'll also get the low down on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in and we'll spend one minute with music journalist Scott Schinder.


George Sinfield is your host this morning
Saturday, February 7th, 2009, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

The WFMU Bay Area Remote Part III
Friday, February 6th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
WFMU will travel to California for its third Bay Area Live Remote broadcast hosted by Billy Jam. For this latest session the numerous guests joining him at the Oakland location will include such WFMU West Coast regulars as DJ DnZ, beatmaster Dawgisht, and producer Saul Goody, plus special guests Conscious Daughters, Audio Angel, Zion I, Bored Stiff, DJ Quest (Bulletproof Space Travelers/Live Human), DJ Shortkut (Beat Junkies), and keyboardist Eric Daniels. Also coming through will be old school Bay Area soul/rNb record collector Buck playing some rare 45s, plus KC of the High Decibels with tips on how to get your indie band's music on the Super Bowl. Also in-the-house will such dedicated WFMU Bay Area listeners as Porkchop, Timi D, LS Monkey, and DnZ's mom.



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