Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Mike Viola
Friday, December 23rd, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
Pseu's Thing With A Hook
Mike Viola is, simply put, the sun in the solar system of indie melodic pop right now. From The Candy Butchers, The Nines, L.E.O., The Major Labels, Rachel Yamagata, and Best Coast to his Oscar nominated work composing music for the films "That Thing You Do!," "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," and last year’s "Get Him To The Greek," Mike Viola is making thoughtful expressive pop music for our generation. Pseu's Thing With A Hook is honored to welcome Mike and his band on the Eve before Christmas Eve in the midst of his wildly received tour for his new album "Electro de Perfecto". Expect to melt and swoon - this guy is the best in the genre!

The Miniature Minotaurs Holiday Radio Christmas Eve Eve Seasonal Streaming Spectacular
Friday, December 23rd, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
The weather outside might be spiteful, but here in the Minotaur's lair we'll be stringing carrots and letting blood from lambs to kick off this most overkill time of the year. Stop by and let us warm the knuckles of your heart! With special appearances by Yulenog and Ned Muffleburger and plenty of surprise celebrity guests dropping in to sop up rum like dying sponges and go through the medicine cabinet when no one's looking. It's sure to be a night to engender!

FUN's Go! America! Performance Series
Friday, December 23rd, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

FUN, a name so simple, and yet so indicative of the project's inventive and whimsical approach to experimental, improvised music. And why shouldn't experimental music be FUN? Out of the conservatory and into the street, please! The Philadelphia-based ensemble's first, very enjoyable session from My Castle of Quiet, almost exactly a year old, was then followed by an engaging selection of remixes that following February, which, in addition to being one of the MCoQ live sets with the most hits on Google, also speaks to the band's seemingly irresistible proclivity to mess around with stuff, their sound creations being an endlessly malleable piece of clay that's constantly under attack. As part of their FUN's Go! America! Performance Series, the band returns to WFMU's My Castle of Quiet, for a session recorded on the very day that the great state of New Jersey entered the Union, December 18. This is the third year and performance in this series. For NJ's 224th anniversary, FUN pays sonic tribute to the Garden State on the 18th, and the session will be subsequently broadcast on the My Castle of Quiet show, Dec. 22/23, at approximately 12:30 a.m.

Music To Spazz By Xmas Fiasco
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
It's time again for another hall-wreckin', eggnog-soakin', santa-chimpin', chimney-slidin' rock & roll Music To Spazz By Xmas show!

Ben Weinman of the Dillinger Escape Plan
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Ben Weinman, guitarist and founding member of the Dillinger Escape Plan will be Diane's guest DJ this week! He's been influencing the music world for years, tune in to hear what influences him! Ben has been named one of the top 25 cult guitar players on the planet by Guitar World and was recently presented with a Spirit of Independence Award by Kerrang Magazine. He won't be jumping off stacks of amps, but may make you want to!!

Ghostface Killah
Monday, December 19th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Ghostface Killah from the Wu-Tang Clan (Staten Island, NY)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

WFMU Team-Up
Monday, December 19th, 2011, 3pm - 3:01pm
Jim Price's show
Station Manager Ken will join Jim Price to discuss unemployment issues and take listener calls.

Marc Franklin
Monday, December 19th, 2011, 3am - 6am
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
Marc Franklin is a psychedelic photographer who has devoted his sometimes housing-challenged life to what he has called "transpersonal portraiture," including a stunning series documenting lysergic luminaries including Albert Hoffman, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Jerry Garcia, and many others. He served in the CIA in Japan in the '60s and fled for the Bay Area after working on Madison Avenue, eventually serving as an art director for proto-Mondo 2000 zine High Frontiers in the '80s. His first ever show--solo or otherwise--is up until the end of the year at the SPF:a gallery in Los Angeles. He is also Frow Show host Jesse's cousin. They'll rap about his career and all those wacky times he came to visit the family.

Love Butchers
Sunday, December 18th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

Fresh off a Union Pool gig with the K-Holes, Keili welcomes Love Butchers. Remember when rock felt a little dangerous and you weren't really sure what was going to happen - like when Iggy would rip his shirt off and roll around in broken glass? That's how these guys make me feel, a little on edge, but turned on. Pounding drums, droning guitars, deep, sexy, sometimes guttural, drawn out vocals. These "nice guys" are the ones your mom told you to keep away from. So you didn't.

Guest DJs Ljova and Inna get back to the USSR
Saturday, December 17th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
The dynamic husband and wife duo of Moscow-born violist, composer and arranger Lev Zhurbin a/k/a "Ljova" and Lithuanian-born singer Inna Barmash return to their musical roots: They'll spin soundtrack music and other gems from Russia and the former Soviet Union. Ljova has been thinking movie music a lot lately - his new CD Lost in Kino, which we'll also sample, is a collection of his acclaimed film soundtrack compositions. Lost in Kino is being launched with a free audio-visual extravaganza featuring live music and film clips - including sets by, among others, Inna and Ljova's bands the Kontraband and Romashka at Lincoln Center's Rubinstein Atrium on Thursday December 22.

Reigning Sound
Saturday, December 17th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
It’s the most wonderful time of the year with Reigning Sound back to the WFMU airwaves for the Cherry Blossom Clinic Christmas show! The Reigning Sound return with a newly configured band - now featuring members of the amazing Jay Vons! Reigning Sound will be tearing through their latest amazing release "Abdication For Your Love" (available for free DL here on Scion Records.) The new record features some of Greg Cartwright's greatest songs yet, so be sure to tune in to the Cherry Blossom Clinic on Sat 3-6pm ET Dec 17 to hear Reigning Sound live!

Down In the Basement With Sugar Pie!
Saturday, December 17th, 2011, 1pm - 3pm
Fool's Paradise with Rex
Soulful spitfire Umpeleya Marsema Balinton, better known as Sugar Pie DeSanto, checks in with Rex this Saturday to talk about her incredible career and her upcoming appearance at The Bell House. Get the scoop behind all her great hits like “I Want To Know”, “Slip In Mules”, and “Soulful Dress.” Plus hear about her time on the road with the Johnny Otis, her back-flipping role as “Lady James Brown” with the James Brown Revue and about her days as a JD in a girl gang known as the Lucky 20’s. Tune in to Fool’s Paradise with Rex this Saturday from 1-3PM and find out how saucy Sugar Pie can make even Millie Jackson blush!

Jake Jacobs
Saturday, December 17th, 2011, 9am - 11am
on Bob Brainen's show

Jake started out in the Village Folk scene of the 60s, joined the Magicians whose "An Invitation to Cry" was immortalized on Lenny Kaye's Nuggets comp, played with The Fugs, and formed Bunky and Jake and then Jake and the Family Jewels. He's got a brand new CD with the Jewels called "A Lick and a Promise" and we'll be listening to tunes from all of the above and chatting about Jake's history and the many folks he's crossed paths with.

Carl Michael Von Hausswolff and Leif Elggren
Thursday, December 15th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
On Dec. 15, Strength Through Failure will host the arrival (and 20th anniversary visit to WFMU) of their Royal Highnesses Carl Michael Von Hausswolff and Leif Elggren of the Kingdoms of Elgaland/Vargaland. The kings will be on hand to discuss their current activities, their status regarding recognition by the United Nations, recording and art projects, the ongoing function of ruling a benevolent kingdom with territories that extend out into the universe, ongoing collaborations and the like. There may be sound performances beyond the usual chatter. Tune in for this royal visit.

Albert Mudrian
Thursday, December 15th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's guest on the Peer Pressure segment of the program is Author and Editor in Chief of Decibel Magazine - Albert Mudrian (Mudd-Ree-Ahn). His book: "Choosing Death - The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore," has been published in several languages, and also has an accompanying soundtrack to it, released on the Relapse record label. Tune in at 1pm to hear Albert's picks as he guest DJs a variety of music that makes him an authority on metal!!

Megaupload vs Universal w/ Casey Rae-Hunter (Future of Music) [9:30am]
Thursday, December 15th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Universal Music couldn't have been too happy when some of their top artists appeared in a strange music video endorsing so-called "rogue" filesharing website Megaupload. Now, led by controversial outspoken Megaporn founder Kim 'Dotcom', Megaupload is suing Universal, claiming they abused the DMCA to censor the video on YouTube. Meanwhile, some of the artists who appear in the video -- including and P Diddy -- are saying they didn't give permission for the endorsement. What the heck is going on? Casey Rae-Hunter from the Future of Music Coalition calls in to help us understand this ridiculous situation.

Ken & Andy @ UCB Theatre 12/14 w/ Sandra Bernhard, Suzanne Vega and Tao Lin
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay returns to the stage of NYC's UCB Theatre this Wednesday, December 14th from 6-7 pm for the last live broadcast of 2012. Joining Ken and Andy will be actress and comedian Sandra Bernhard, writer Tao Lin, and musical guest Suzanne Vega! The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5. (Lou Reed has been postponed until January.)

Devin Gary and Ross
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner's show
New York's Devin Gary & Ross, the visually inclined trio of cartoon animator Devin Flynn, photographer and sign painter Ross Goldstein, and illustrator Gary Panter, perhaps best known as the art director for "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" and assorted iconic images of the LA punk scene including the infamous Screamers logo. Together they bring a musical aerial act to the WFMU studio which finds them exploring some loose ESP-style folkadelic jammage and lysergic pop.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011, 2pm - 3pm
on Scones Radio

This week on the Scones Radio podcast with Brad and Momo: A young prospect in the grime/dubstep scene, Numan has put out a number of colorful bass productions for the likes of Planet Mu, Slit Jockey and Wickey Lindows. The 18-year-old hailing from Manchester first caught Scones Radio's attention with his incredibly catchy remix of Major Lazer's "Hold the Line," reminiscent of a starry-eyed Zomby. Equal parts ebullient and rudeboy, this lad's choons got pluck. For this edition of Scones Radio, Numan sent us an exclusive mix of brutish, bass-heavy club tunes spanning genre and geography. Pow!

Brian Shimkovitz of Awesome Tapes From Africa blog
Monday, December 12th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Brian Shimkovitz curates the outstanding blog Awesome Tapes From Africa, on which he shares the music Africans might pick up at the local cassette kiosk. The sounds are more often than not nothing at all like the smooth World Music productions sold to mellow out frazzled sophisticates in the Western capitals. Instead, we hear the wild, raw, low-fi, raucous rhythms and harmonies of a far more real Africa. Brian will bring a selection of his favorite tapes and guest DJ with Dan, as well as talk about the record label on which he is beginning to reissue some of the best of his tapes.

Writing Gordon Lightfoot: Nardwuar vs. Dave Bidini
Monday, December 12th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with author Dave Bidini about his new book "Writing Gordon Lightfoot." Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Melaena Cadiz
Monday, December 12th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Drawing from that fine tradition of country folk singers, Melaena Cadiz has been making a name for herself both as a solo artist and as a backing vocalist. Her pastoral music is filled with her unusually arresting voice, a standout especially when she performs live. Melaena has been compared to the likes of June Carter Cash and Patsy Cline with a touch of Joanna Newsome's unusual style. Cadiz also haunting role in Matt Bauer's video "Blacklight Horses." Melaena Cadiz is in town with her band and plays live on WFMU.

Harpoon Forever
Sunday, December 11th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

Sunday, 12/11/11, Jersey natives and indie pop rock newcomers, Harpoon Forever, make their radio debut on Keili's show from 6-9am. Pure power pop without the pretentiousness. These nice boys will warm your heart and smash your face in. Guitarist and lead singer, Alex Goldstein has some mad swagger.

Live from Barbes: Sanda Weigl + Alexandros Papadakis + TriBeCaStan + Raya Brass band
Saturday, December 10th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Another action-packed evening of wall-to-wall live music from Barbes, the intimate music-lover's haven at 376 9th St (corner of 6th Ave) in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Featuring the splendid chanteuse Sanda Weigl accompanied by keyboardist extraordinaire Shoko Nagai; Alexandros Papadakis, a master of the spellbinding lyra (fiddle) and other traditional instruments from Crete; sonic globetrotters TriBeCaStan and their array of exotic instruments from everywhere; and the incomparable Balkan brass bashers Raya Brass Band.

As usual the tireless Irene Trudel will be both technical guru and co-host with Rob. Admission is free during the broadcast (although performers may pass the hat for voluntary donations) and we'll be doling out free FMU swag.

The Happy Refugees
Saturday, December 10th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is excited to welcome The Happy Refugees to the WFMU airwaves on December 10th! This British band created a brand of highly charged cult post-punk akin to early Mekons, Toy Love, Swell Maps and the Nightingales back in the '80s. But now they've reunited for the first time in nearly 30 years to set the record straight. Their classic record "Last Chance Saloon" (Acute) is being reissued and they're playing their first US shows ever Fri Dec 9 at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn w/ Crystal Stilts, and Dec 10 Sat at Cake Shop w/ Regal Degal.

Live from East End Bar in Portland, Oregon
Friday, December 9th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine
Mr. Fine Wine will be broadcasting live from the East End bar in Portland, Oregon (203 SE Grand Ave., 5–6 p.m. local time), featuring guests including the biggest record dealer in the world, Craig Moerer (, gospel compiler Mike McGonigal (“Fire in My Bones,” “This May Be My Last Time Singing”), and other Portland 45 luminaries.

Shelley Hirsch
Friday, December 9th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Shelley Hirsch has been a fixture of the Downtown Music scene for decades. A talented composer, improviser and vocalist, her work willfully blurs lines between singing, acting and storytelling. A performance by Hirsch could be many different things - it's often a spontaneous burst of imagery, reacting to her surroundings, lapsing into dreamlike imagery and nostalgic songs. But it's never predictable. As such we don't know quite what she'll do when she drops by the Minotaur's cave, we only know that she'll be here.

Ralphie G of The (NYC) Mob
Thursday, December 8th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Ralphie G, vocalist for The (NYC) Mob, will be guest DJing on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine on the Peer Pressure Segment of the program! Regular listeners please note, Diane has moved to Thursdays Noon-3pm!! The Peer Pressure segment is generally from 1-2:30, but Ralphie has requested extra time: his guest slot will run from 1-3! Listeners can ask Ralphie questions LIVE on the online playlist during the program! Tune in (stream or FM) to hear some of the history of this seminal band that opened doors for everyone else in the NYHC (New York Hardcore) scene, and favorites from his personal history!

Ted the Brony
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
Following their thunk-infested art opening at a fancy downtown gallery, the Brainiacs present: Ted the Brony! Ted is a grown man who enjoys a wonderful cartoon about ponies, magic, and friendship, just like all the other Bronies do. Let's talk to him! Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7–8 PM, on Thunk Tank.

Mueran Humanos
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Mueran Humanos (translated: Death To Humanity) are the duo of Carmen Burguess and Tomas Nochteff, two Argentine transplants to Berlin. Together, they've incorporated visual art and industrial synthscapes while utilizing some driving, processed bass guitar in the proceedings; they've been called a garage-rock version of Chris and Cosey. Dark elements of Suicide, DAF, Soft Cell abound amidst Spanish lyrics, they're less dancefloor and more expansive electro-psychedelia, and have a recent release on Sean from Cult of Youth's excellent Blind Prophet label. They stop by to perform on Brian's show today on their 2nd US tour.

Mudd Up live broadcast from the Spectacle Theater (DJ Rupture fills in for Bethany)
Monday, December 5th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture

Join DJ Rupture for a special live broadcast on Monday December 5th at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn. The radio show will be built from a YouTube selection of some of Rupture’s favorite Moroccan tracks from the 70s to present, and will be followed by a screening of Ahmed El Maanouni’s gripping and poetic Nass El Ghiwane documentary film, TRANSES (1981). Nass El Ghiwane, a group of working class musicians from Casablanca, revolutionized Maghrebi song in the 1970s and remain Morocco’s most important band. TRANSES captures them at the height of their power. Doors at 7:30pm, $5 admission goes to Spectacle and includes homemade mint tea and dates.

Echo and the Bunnymen
Monday, December 5th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen (Liverpool, UK) with some questions for Ian provided by Courtney Love! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Gringo Star
Sunday, December 4th, 2011, 6am - 9am
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Keili presents Gringo Star! No, not the Beatle... The white guys from the south - "We are white stars, but white in a derogatory Mexican slang kinda way." Two brothers and two others, they take turns playing each instrument and singing lead. The result is a band with a variety of sounds and influences, from country to punk, churning out a garage-y sound that's hot.

Sol Okarina
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Colombian-based singer and songwriter Sol Okarina was born in Guayana, Venezuela, where the Orinoco and Caroni rivers converge - a spectacular setting that left an indelible mark on her music and lyrics. She also continues to play her childhood instrument, the Venezuelan cuatro, a diminutive member of the guitar family. Sol Okarina blends those deep-rooted elements into her engaging modern mix of indie rock, cumbia, Caribbean and South American sounds and African-influenced champeta on her impressive debut album Sumergible - and with her band live in WFMU's Studio B this week.

Two Bands: Barrence Whitfield & the Savages + Cruddy
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
After a long hiatus, the (mostly) original line-up of Boston legends Barrence Whitfield & The Savages are back on WFMU this Sat, Dec 3rd. Their wild, searing 2011 LP, "Savage Kings" (Munster/ Shake it) with Barrence’s amazing r'n'b shouter vocals calls to mind Little Richard or Esquerita live in their prime! Plus Peter Greenberg (DMZ) is back on searing guitar! Also Barrence & the Savages are playing the early show (7pm doors) at Maxwell’s later that evening! And if that weren’t enough later in the show we’ll have a live performance from Cruddy -- Punk ROCK from Austin, TX (featuring current, former members Total Abuse & Best Fwends.) Cruddy’s debut album "Negative World" (12XU) is total hardcore punk dynamics compressed into brutally efficient short, shock songs akin to early Black Flag, Necros & the Urinals. They’re currently on tour & will be playing Sat Dec 3 in NYC at The Cake Shop.

Mark Wirtz
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with record producer/recording artist Mark Wirtz, who produced some influential 60’s gems as EMI in-house producer working at Abbey Road Studios, then moved to L.A. and worked with an interesting mix of people, including Kim Fowley, Helen Reddy, Leon Russell, and Dean Martin. Mark also paints, has written novels and does stand up comedy - it is sure to be an interesting chat!

Author Will Hermes
Friday, December 2nd, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
New York in the 1970s was reviled by the rest of the country. The city was broke, crime-ridden and seemed to be held together by graffiti and garbage bags. And out of that sludge heap blossomed hip-hop, salsa, disco and American punk and new wave. Rolling Stone senior critic Will Hermes documents New York's vital musical growth between 1973 and 1977 in his new book "Love Goes to Buildings on Fire," and he'll stop by the minotaur lair to guest DJ and talk tunes.

Former NBA player Bob Greacen
Thursday, December 1st, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Night People
Night People talk to former NBA player Bob Greacen about all things Basketball.

Fulminate Trio
Thursday, December 1st, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Fulminate Trio features Anders Nilsson on electric guitar, Ken Filiano on double bass and Michael Evans on drums, with everyone doubling on electronics. Fulminate have been playing a form of Jazz, experimental free music, and a bit of rock around the New York area for a number of years now. They released their self titled album a few years ago and have been consistently delivering their unique blend of sonic experiments with full throttle gusto. You'll have a chance to hear them live this week when they come down to WFMU and make music magic happen.

King Louie's Missing Monuments
Thursday, December 1st, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The legendary King Louie Bankston has been a mover and shaker on the rock and roll scene for years, including as a founding member of New Orleans garage rockers the Royal Pendletons, Portland's Exploding Hearts, the Persuaders, the Loose Diamonds and as his own one-man band. The Missing Monuments, his latest project, teams Louie with Seattle guitarist Julien Fried for a power-pop raveup so good that it has to be heard to be believed! So far, they have an album and single out on the Douche Master label.

The Monkees
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork of the Monkees (Hollywood, CA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Seven Second Delay at the UCB Theatre with Bill Plympton, Broad City and More!
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay returns to the stage of NYC's UCB Theatre on Wednesday, November 30th from 6-7 pm for a live broadcast. Joining Ken and Andy will be Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, stars of the very funny web series Broad City, Academy Award-winning animator Bill Plympton, and an exciting musical guest TBA! The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.

Wooden Shjips
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner's show
First visit to WFMU from the bliss-out psychedelic combo out of San Francisco. Motorik beats and dream-fuzz soundscapes evoking elements of Suicide, f/i, Spacemen 3 to float from your radio speakers this afternoon; catch the band in advance November 10th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Lydia Ainsworth
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

After a brief exile in the exotic land of Canada, Lydia Ainsworth has returned! Armed with only a keyboard and her trusty laptop, Lydia uses her soundtrack expertise to create haunting and complex textures complemented by ethereal vocals.

Misty Roses
Monday, November 28th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

The dark and the dramatic elements of towering song from a bygone era are the stylistic embodiments of Misty Roses' music. Fronted by Robert Conroy and Johnny Perl, they channel the likes of Scott Walker, Dusty Springfield, Burt Bacharach,, Serge Gainsbourg, Jimmy Webb, Ennio Morricone and many other musicians who incorporate a certain sweeping orchestral sound into their work. Since carrying an orchestra with them is a bit out of the price range these days, Misty Roses often strips things down to an electronic version. Misty Roses strips down even further to an acoustic version with piano for their latest performance on Irene's show.

Saturday, November 26th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Terre T is honored to welcome The Cynics back to the Cherry Blossom Clinic. The Cynics are garage punk legends, pioneering their brand of 6Ts influenced rock for over 30 years now. And they show no sign of letting up - their latest album "Spinning Wheel Motel" (Get Hip) is a straight-up masterpiece and is certain to top year end lists! So whether you're a long-time fan or new to the charms of Michael K and company, check out The Cynics live on the CBC!

Miniature Minotaurs Post Thanksgiving Special
Friday, November 25th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Why, what did you think "Black Friday" means?

Wild Flag
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Carrie Brownstein from WIld Flag and Portlandia (Portland, OR)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Thanksgiving Special
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
This Tuesday, 11/22, on Thunk Tank, it's the Thunksgiving Special, as Bronwyn and Jay give thanks for everything they're thankful for, but mostly for Bacon Lube! Also, Cyrillic Tiny-Voice Death Metal, artisanal bourbon, and Glenn Beck. Eat pie! There will be pie! This week, on Thunk Tank with Bronwyn and Jay.

Nate Wooley / Colin Stetson / C. Spencer Yeh / Ryan Sawyer
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner's show
Heavy soujourn into the outer realms of sound today with trumpet, sax, violin, vox, percussion and more from four fellows that have been leading lights in modern improvisation. Sawyer is curating the full month of November at Union Pool (481 Union Avenue in Williamsburg) which includes sets with Borbetomagus, Susan Alcorn, Sightings, Trevor Dunn and more. The quartet on Brian's program this afternoon is slated to perform at the Pool at 9pm that evening as well.

The Might Could
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Live this week on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine, The Might Could! Hailing from Richmond, Virginia and featuring Erik Larson of Hail Hornet, who also founded and was the talent hub of Alabama Thunderpussy, his new project The Might Could are a blend of metal and southern rock, full of melody and twin guitar goodness! Tune in to hear these these guys play a blazing set of tracks from their debut release on Small Stone Records! Airing at 1pm this week on the Fun Machine!!

Monday, November 21st, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Brooklyn experimental-psych weirdos Nymph swing by the studio for a live set and to convince you to check out the Ethan Mousike-directed "Les Rallizes Desnudes" documentary they are co-presenting with Northern Spy Records at the Spectacle Theater in Williamsburg tonight (screenings at 7:30 and 9:30pm).

Strange Boys
Saturday, November 19th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The Cherry Blossom Clinic is thrilled to welcome The Strange Boys back to the WFMU airwaves! This Austin six-piece have been a force to reckon with on the garage scene for the last few years, adding a jittery nervousness to their thump. Their latest album "Live Music" (Rough Trade) is both brilliant & beautiful and has been getting great reviews in both the US and UK. So check them out on the CBC with Terre T!

Ron Ryan
Saturday, November 19th, 2011, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Ron Ryan - a veteran of U.K. '60s groups The Blue Aces, The Walkers & The Riot Squad - who claims to have been cheated out of millions as the true writer of the Dave Clark Five hits "Because" and "Bits and Pieces."

Christian Marclay & Otomo Yoshihide
Friday, November 18th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
In anticipation of their duo concert at the Japan Society in NYC on the 19th, Christian Marclay and Otomo Yoshihide pay a visit to WFMU. Marclay is renowned in both the worlds of Downtown music and visual arts, repurposing vinyl records in both arenas to create a new art of detritus. Yoshihide has explored noise, ambient and electronic sound art, jazz and Japanese folk music through a succession of groundbreaking bands and improv meetings, playing guitars (sometimes reconstructed) and turntables (with and without records) and at one time even a turntable mounted in a guitar. Tune in for a solo guitar performance by Yoshihide followed by a conversation with these two absolute masters of sound art.

Live Ones
Thursday, November 17th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Scorching live set from Live Ones, delivering hopped up 3-piece Rock'n'Roll in the grand New York tradition. Catchy tunes, howling vocals, and a big beat. Debut album out now on Drug Front Records.

[10:30] Piracy expert Joe Karaganis on Copy Culture and SOPA
Thursday, November 17th, 2011, 9am - Noon
Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

As Congress considers the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), media piracy expert Joe Karaganis discusses preliminary conclusions from The Copy Culture Survey: Infringement and Enforcement in the US,including the discovery that most of us are pirates

Joe Karaganis is vice president at The American Assembly at Columbia University and former Program Director at the Social Science Research Council. He is the editor of The Politics of Open Source Adoption (2005), Structures of Participation in Digital Culture (2007), and the landmark report Media Piracy in Emerging Economies (2011).

Jerry Shirley
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Earlier this year, legendary Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley called in to the Evan "Funk" Davies show -- at 3am UK time! -- to share some memories of his friend and bandmate Steve Marriott on the 20th anniversary of Marriott's death. Jerry's fascinating autobiography, Best Seat In The House: Drumming In The '70s with Marriott, Frampton and Humble Pie (Rebeats/Hal Leonard), has just been released and we're happy to welcome him back to the WFMU airwaves for a more extensive interview! In addition to spending his late teens and early 20s with The Pie, one of rock & roll's first supergroups, Jerry played on Syd Barrett's solo records and did sessions with John Entwistle, B.B. King, Sammy Hagar and Badfinger's Joey Molland, among others. Jerry will be sharing stories from his remarkable career behind the kit, and EFD will be spinning plenty of Humble Pie and other related records. Don't miss this! And come out to meet Jerry (along with fellow drumming legend Carmine Appice!) at the book release party on Thursday Nov. 17 at the Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St in NYC.

The Maxines
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with The Maxines from Olympia, WA! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Seven Second Delay at the UCB Theatre with Kurt Braunohler, Sasha Frere-Jones, The Bandana Splits & an Encore!
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay return to the stage of NYC's UCB Theater this Wednesday, November 16th from 6-7pm for a live broadcast of Seven Second Delay. Joining Ken and Andy on stage will be comedian and author Kurt Braunohler, New Yorker Music Critic Sasha Frere-Jones and Musical guest The Bandana Splits. Plus, Ken & Andy duel in Spit-Take Roulette and give their first (and last) Encore EVER! The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.

Daniel Menche plus Chop Shop
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner's show
Two sound pioneers perform separately on Brian's show today, first: Portland, Oregon-based Daniel Menche has been an architect of an amazing variety of experimentation since 1989. Using basic collected sounds from completely open sources, his manipulations and layerings focus in identifying core elements in each sound utilized, showcasing its found energy upfront and transforming the sounds in a way much more imaginatively and mapped out than your average noise artist. Menche's wonderful blog also documents his running of one of the most organized, picturesque elementary school libraries in the world, as well as the day to day exploits of his kickass dog, Arrow. Up next: Scott Konzelmann's discography as Chop Shop reflects similar organic source sensibilities that traverse boundaries and definitions, though this Brooklyn-based artist also focuses on the sounds of physical decay via specialized constructions that include speakers and hybrid objects of his own creation; all emphasizing the physicality of sound again without falling into the trappings of any designated 'noise' scene. A very rare live radio appearance today on Brian's show!

Laura Pleasants of Kylesa
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Kylesa guitarist/vocalist Laura Pleasants joins Diane for the Peer Pressure segment from 1-2:30 pm. We're excited to hear about her influences as well as Kylesa's next move! Listeners will have the opportunity to ask Laura questions via our online playlist! Tune In; Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine is on from Noon-3pm on Tuesdays!

KARP Lives!
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

In the '90s KARP built some of the heaviest, unique and influential sounds to come out of the northwest that some 20 years later still no one has been able to touch. Tune in for an hour long special on KARP where Marty McSorley will be joined by William Badgley director of "Kill All Redneck Pricks: A Documentary Film about a Band Called KARP," a new documentary about the band that draws from more than 20 hours of never before seen live footage, features unreleased tracks form the band as well as interviews with The Melvins, Unwound, Calvin Johnson, Kathleen Hannah, and Joe Preston.

Mimi Goese & Ben Neill
Monday, November 14th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Mimi Goese (pronounced GAY-zuh), formerly of NYC pop-punk heroes Hugo Largo, and electro-acoustic wizard Ben Neill visit Airborne Event to share some of the neo-romantic songs from their new record, "Songs for Persephone." The songs are based on various 19th century romantic works by composers such as Mahler, Berlioz, and Bruckner. Paradoxically, the duo uses modern digital technology to bring the lush classicism of two centuries ago back to life by layering Goese's evocative vocals together with the heady ambiances of Neill's self-designed mutantrumpet and cello accompaniment. Mimi & Ben also perform on November 17th at the Lincoln Center Atrium.

Brian Degraw of Gang Gang Dance
Monday, November 14th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
Brian will DJ some of his favorite current sounds and sit down for an interview.

Monday, November 14th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

While the members of Alash play music of their ancestors and the greats of Tuva and Central Asia, they are equally influenced by such western artists as Sun Ra and Jimi Hendrix. Which is not to say they turn their backs on tradition. Alash incorporates some modern instrumentation with throat singing and sounds that span the ages. While on a rare U.S.tour, Alash make a stopover to play live in the WFMU love room.

Kardeş Türküler with Arto Tunçboyacıyan and Ara Dinkjian
Saturday, November 12th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Turkey’s Kardeş Türküler (“Songs of Fraternity”) is a group with a mission. Too often, they say, the ethnic diversity of Anatolia has led to cross-cultural conflict rather than cross-cultural collaboration. Their goal is to help change that – by featuring musicians and music from cultures across Anatolia – Turkish, Kurdish, Azerbaijani, Roma and more. Kardeş Türküler will play a Moon and Stars Project Turkish earthquake relief benefit concert at Merkin Hall, 129 W 67 St., Sunday November 13 at 7 pm. They will be joined in concert and at WFMU by Grammy-winning Turkish-Armenian jazz-roots hybridist / alchemist Arto Tunçboyacıyan and acclaimed composer and oud virtuoso Ara Dinkjian.

Kardeş Türküler = KAR – desh TER – ker - lar
Tunçboyacıyan = Tunk-boy-a-jian

The Barreracudas
Saturday, November 12th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

It’s the Atlanta show on the Cherry Blossom Clinic! We’re excited to welcome The Barreracudas to WFMU! Hailing from Atlanta, The Barreracudas combine the drive & songwriting of classic power pop with the lean muscle of garage rock AND they’ve got an insanely great, brand new album out now: Nocturnal Missions (Douchemaster.) Also on the show, is Atlantan guest DJ from Vikki Vaden of FRINGE FACTORY, so prep yourself for a psychedelic freakbeat radio head trip ! So tune in this Sat Nov 12 for a taste of Hotlanta coolness on your radio!

Jackie and the Cedrics & the Fadeaways
Thursday, November 10th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Brace your eardrums for the Japanese rock and roll invasion on Three Chord Monte! First up, it is the Far East's Kings of Surf Jackie and the Cedrics! The Tokyo legends return to the U.S. for the first time in who knows how long as Rockin' Enocky, Rockin' Jelly Bean and Jackie T-Bird kick out the twang! Up next are The Fadeaways, the best garage-punk act out of Japan since Teengenerate!

Real Estate and Glenn Danzig
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
All New Jersey interview special with Real Estate and Glenn Danzig! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, 3am - 6am
Nat Roe
For over ten years, Tokyo's power trio Nisennenmondai has been expanding their take on free-flowing Krautrock, with jazz inflected chord structures and a feel that recalls Can and Neu! They're currently on tour with Battles through the US, with New York dates in early November at Webster Hall and Death By Audio.

The Old Codger fills in for the Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
He's a nasty piece of work made up of many smaller pieces of nastiness, but he knows more about 78 rpm records than your Uncle Seymour. The Old Codger fills in for WFMU's Antique Phonograph Hour on Tuesday November 8 from 8-9pm Eastern. His third set of dentures are older than you!

Call of the Wild
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner's show
This new NYC trio whip up a Dinosaur/Thin Lizzy/Detroit-style tornado with none other than Allison Busch of Awesome Color and Red Dawn II on drum action! It is time to rock, until your head falls off your neck.

Bebe Buell
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Model, singer, author, mom and 100% rocker! Bebe Buell will guest DJ on the Peer Pressure segment of DKFM. She'll have a rocking playlist and will talk about the music she loves and what it takes to stay in the rock world! Listeners will be able to ask questions on the interactive playlist, as she will be on the program live from 1:00-2:30. Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine is on from Noon-3pm on Tuesdays.

Dark Entries DJ Set
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

Josh Cheon of the Dark Entries label brings a stack of records to share with the people. Get ready for tons of deep dark wave '80s minimal synth post punk jammy jams from the personal collection of the man behind some great reissues form Dark Day, Eleven Pond, Borghesia, xex, Jeff & Jane Hudson and more!

Live from the Spectacle Theater
Monday, November 7th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture

DJ Rupture comes to Williamsburg's Spectacle Theater for a special live cinematic transmission of his WFMU radio show "Mudd Up!" built from a YouTube selection of Rupture's favorite Algerian songs, followed by a 9pm screening of the fantastic musical comedy, "100% Arabica." $5 cover includes homemade mint tea and dates.

Saturday, November 5th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
The dynamic and compelling band Dikanda hails from an old Baltic port city in Poland. But while Polish roots are part of Dikanda's musical mix, so are traditions from across Eastern Europe and even Asia. The group sings in several languages - including an imaginary idiom sprung from accordionist / singer Anna Witczak's fertile imagination. Dikanda has won a slew of awards in Poland and the band has performed around the world. Including, now, in WFMU's Studio B right here in Jersey City.

Michael Shelley chats with Nile Rodgers!
Saturday, November 5th, 2011, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Nile Rodgers, who started as a New York session guitarist while still in his teens, then formed Chic, who were at the forefront of disco with hits like "Le Freak", and "Good Times." Rodgers also has a hand in writing and producing hits like Sister Sledge “We Are Family”, Diana Ross "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out", David Bowie “Let's Dance”, Madonna's “Like a Virgin”, The B-52’s "Love Shack". He also the author of the new book "Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny."

Norton Records 25th Anniversary Special
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
The Norton Records gang drop by to celebrate 25 years in show biz. Expect torrid tales, insane 45s and scores of celebrities from the Norton Records roster dropping in. Plus--the worldwide announcement of the Norton Records Customer of the Year (five years ago a stunned Robert Plant received this top honor).

Str8 West Coastin' with Still Life, DJ Eleven and Dopeshoes (Small Change fills in for Noah)
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Three California-bred DJs bring a taste of the West to the heart of Jersey City. DJ Eleven is part of the world famous Rub crew alongside Cosmo Baker and DJ Ayres, and Still Life is the host of Worldwide Smash on EVR, and they all have serious knowledge about the westside backyard vibes. Grill and blunts not included.

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