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Mary Weiss
Tuesday, October 9th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Lead singer of the legendary Shangri-La's has mounted the comeback of the year with her 2007 release "Dangerous Game". Mary gives us the lowdown on her return to action, her October 12th show at Southpaw, and more.


TWO BANDS: The Ugly Beats ANDThe Cynics
Saturday, October 6th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Austin's Ugly Beats mix equal parts anthemic, raw, stompin' garage with amazingly melodic jangle-pop. Think the Kinks meet the Bruthers or the Standells meet the Beau Brummels or the Litter meets The Byrds! The Ugly Beats most recent album Take A Stand on Get Hip is an amazing collection of catchy hooks and rockin' garage punk and will definitely place accordingly in Terre T's Top 20 for 2007!

Legendary Pittsburgh garage rockers The Cynics have been around for 2 decades cranking out solid 6Ts influenced punk and pop. The songwriting, singing, and playing is all top notch, and their latest full-length Here we Are is out now on Get Hip Records.


Dave Berry
Saturday, October 6th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Dave Berry whose Mickey Most produced 1960s UK hits include "The Crying Game" and "Little Things" and also featured the pre-Led Zeppelin guitar of Jimmy Page! We'll also get the low down on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Steve Krinsky has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Julianne Piscotta spins the non-dollar records!
Saturday, October 6th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

SPECIAL: "2:40 Beer Tasting"
Friday, October 5th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
It's the 2:40 Season Finale! To blow out more than 4 months' worth of suds-sippery, we'll welcome back as many past cast members as will deign to return and provide a variety of entertainments, including fond looks back, retrospective analysis and commentary, and most importantly, Scott will force all assembled to drink his first ever homebrew.


SPECIAL: "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone"
Friday, October 5th, 2007, 9am - Noon
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind
Beginning October 5th, and running for five consecutive Fridays, Doug Schulkind will be presenting the acclaimed radio documentary "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone." Twenty years in the making, this 5-hour audio masterpiece -- a thrilling kaleidescope of rare interviews, reminiscences, music selections and commentary -- analyzes and celebrates the creative genius of John Coltrane. First broadcast in 2001, Steve Rowland's prize-winning "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" is particularly poignant today with the recent loss of many who were interviewed, including the late Max Roach, Dr. Art Davis, Alice Coltrane, Elvin Jones, and Sekou Sundiata.

This week will feature rare recorded interviews with Charlie Parker and John Coltrane; Coltrane's first-ever recorded performance, in 1946 on alto sax, while with the Navy in Hawaii; interviews with Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Steve Lacy, Rashied Ali and numerous other musical titans; a fascinating walking tour of the 1940s jazz scene in Philadelphia were the young John Coltrane began his musical journey. Each of five one-hour segments will air Fridays at 11AM beginning on October 5 and continuing through November 2nd, during the third hour of "Give the Drummer Some." These broadcasts will not be archived, so make sure you tune in live!


Bruce Tantum
Thursday, October 4th, 2007, 2am - 6am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Nickel and Dime Radio welcomes longtime Time Out club editor and DJ Bruce Tantum. Bruce has a large selection of jackin' chunes old and new and will give up the current climate of what's going on 'round town. Continuing the summertime disco dementia series, Bruce goes on at 3 AM.


Alex Ross of The New Yorker
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Kenny G welcomes Alex Ross, music critic of the New Yorker to chat about his new book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century which covers everything from Arnold Schoenberg to the Velvet Underground. Starting with the riots surrounding Stravinsky all the way to new age California minimalism, Alex will discuss the history of the past century as viewed through the lens of the music it produced.


"Update on 9-11 and Related Matters: Networks at Work"
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #611 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


The Hi-Risers
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The best-kept secret from Rochester, N.Y. since Genesee Cream Ale, the Hi-Risers are a super-talented trio whose sound is an eclectic mix of rockabilly, surf, and 60's frat rock, with a little country twang thrown in. Fans of NRBQ, the Crickets, Rockpile or just good music and good times in general should tune in.


Ben Ratliff
Monday, October 1st, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
The New York Times jazz critic returns to the program to talk about his new book, Coltrane: The Story of a Sound.


Skammens Vogn
Monday, October 1st, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Danish weirdos Skammens Vogn bring their simple and strange pop experimentalism to WFMU. With songs covering the gamut of sincere, accordian-laced ballads to head-bopping, drum machine and keyboard electro, they come off like a deranged version of Magnetic Fields. In addition to their fun new self-titled album on the equally quirky Lolita Industri label, Skammens Vogn will be playing a few Cabaret Tribunale shows at the Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, Manhattan) in late September and early October.


Wax Stag
Monday, October 1st, 2007, 6am - 9am
on Sound and Safe with Trent

You might know Wax Stag from his song "Short Road" that appeared on the Hot Chip DJ Kicks mix. Or you might not know Wax Stag at all, in which case you should get to know him. His bright, simple songs remind you of a simpler world where all you had to do is dance and play video games, but they're sophisticated enough to sit perfectly alongside New Order in a mix. Tune in for a special DJ mix from Wax Stag, and a little phone interview from the man himself, direct from St. Albans, UK!


The Budos Band
Saturday, September 29th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Budos Band is a dynamic young all-instrumental ensemble with roots in Staten Island. Their sound has Afrobeat and 70s funk at the core but the new album Budos Band II on Daptone Records also shows the influence of 70s Ethiopian music and jazz. This (very!) big band squeezes in to WFMU's Studio B for a live session.


The Armitage Shanks
Saturday, September 29th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

All the way from the UK come the newly re-activated Armitage Shanks, blasting through the U.S. on their reunion tour! Always the rawest and punkest band of the whole Medway scene, the Shanks were the opening act for Billy Childish and Thee Headcoats for nearly 10 years at the Dirty Water club. Terre is psyched, honored, and a little bit scared to have these legends come down to WFMU and rip our eardrums apart! Damn!


John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants
Saturday, September 29th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Saturday, Sept. 29th, 10am - John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants. Michael chats with John Flansburgh, 50% of They Might Be Giants, about the band's 25 year career, their new album "The Else", and the state of American music. We'll also get the lowdown on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Dave Mandl has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Marty Ackley steers the freeform mothership!
Saturday, September 29th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

SPECIAL: "2:40 Beer Tasting"
Friday, September 28th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
This week on Scott's 2:40 Beer Tasting, Patrick Hambrecht of Flaming Fire supplies the suds. As the leader of the house band at God's secret backwoods speakeasy, we expect Patrick will have much to contribute!


Mike Osborne tribute
Friday, September 28th, 2007, 9am - Noon
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind
British sax titan Mike Osborne, who passed away September 19, was one of the brightest lights on the glittering London jazz scene of the 1960s and '70s. Celebrating the legacy of this brilliant improviser, Give the Drummer Some will devote the entire three hours to the man's incandescent recordings. Tune in on September 28 -- what would have been Osborne's 66th birthday -- for a loving tribute to this heartbreakingly underappreciated genius. Listen to Mike Osborne's 1976 duet with Stan Tracey Back to Berks. (Real Audio)


Iller Than Theirs
Thursday, September 27th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Tone Tank & Krayo together are Iller Than Theirs -- part of the ever growing Nuclear Family label who've been releasing amazing hip-hop records independently for several years now. Their self titled debut is a reaction to all things bloated, phony, boring, corporate, fancy, fashioned, dead, and robotic. Clear the airwaves for the duo as they swing by for some doughnuts and chattin'....


Dick Valentine of the Electric 6
Thursday, September 27th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Dick Valentine of Electric 6 returns to the Diane's show for more abuse and to unleash upon the listeners...the band's new record! The new Electric 6 album will be released on October 9th, and you, the WFMU listener, will get the opportunity to hear some of it well before mere mortals. This special event, as well as another intimate discussion with Mr. Valentine himself, will make for an afternoon of astounding radio!


Colleen
Wednesday, September 26th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
The French experimental folk musician will perform live in the studio and talk about her recent projects, including a CD of music made entirely with music boxes and her most recent release, made using ancient instruments like viola da gamba, harpsichord, and crystal glasses.


Dave Q and JuaKali
Wednesday, September 26th, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
The resident DJ & MC of NYC's pioneering 'Dub War' club nights pay a visit to the Mudd Up program. Trinidadian-born JuaKali adds his vocals to a variety of projects spanning dub, dubstep, and world music. Dave Q was one of the first US DJs to break the UK-based dubstep sound, and his party is now North America's biggest, with a label in works. Expect exclusive international dubplates & their signature blend of Manhattan bass weight.


Cynthia Sley of the Bush Tetras
Wednesday, September 26th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Kenny welcomes Cynthia Sley from the Downtown 80s avant-rock band the Bush Tetras. They'll be catching up on what the group's been up to and listening to tracks from the new "Very, Very Happy" LP, which is the Bush Tetras first new record in nearly a decade


"The Knights of Malta Revisited
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #610 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Circle
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

New Wave of Finnish Heavy Metal in the house! That's the self-appointed phrase for the one and only Circle, making their return trip to Brian's show today! Of course, the thing with these Finns is: while they have been kicking out some seriously blistering rock as of late, they can also at the flip of a switch immerse listeners into deep, introspective Kraut-informed psychedelia, icy soundscapes punctuated by minimal piano, or anything else they might be feeling at the time. Their last visit featured some amazing extended group improvisations and resulted in one of their best live LPs, "Arkades". We can't wait to hear what Finland's finest will dish out today. (Circle also performs live at the Knitting Factory in NYC on September 22nd).


Purple Knif
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Surf music for the 21st century! A veritable supergroup with Chris Butler (Tin Huey, Waitresses), Ted Lawrence (Supertones, Human Tornadoes), Baker Rorick (Life in a Blender) and Johnny Teagle (Vice Royals, Fender amp historian).


Kent Jones
Monday, September 24th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian

Kent Jones, associate director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, editor-at-large of Film Comment magazine, and member of the Selection Committee for the New York Film Festival, pays a visit to talk about this year's NY Film Festival and his new book, Physical Evidence: Selected Film Criticism.


The Quavers
Monday, September 24th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Following an extended road tour, The Quavers returned to Brooklyn with a trunk full of tunes written over the course of that tour. The result is Lit By Your Phone, an album full of haunted samples, twin vocals, and narratives gathered on the side of the road. (The Richard Davies set originally scheduled for this date is being re-scheduled).


Carlos Icaza of Las Comadrejas
Monday, September 24th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Carlos Icaza rolls in from Mexico with Angel Sanchez (Antiguo Automata Mexicano/Seekers Who Are Lovers) to spin their favorite tunes from the Mexican underground. The duo will discuss their many musical collaborations, the current scenes in Monterrey and Mexico City, and will share with us some rare and unreleased gems from the ever-burgeoning creative community south of the border. Carlos and Angel will perform as Antiguo Automata Mexicano at Seattle's Decibel Festival on 9/23, after which Carlos will return to NYC, guest DJing with WFMU's Mr. Fine Wine at Botanica Bar in Manhattan on 9/26.


P.J. O'Connell
Sunday, September 23rd, 2007, 7pm - 9pm
on
Bob Brainen's show
O'Connell is a musician, raconteur, and beloved character who's been an integral part of the Chapel Hill and Cape Cod music scenes, in addition to having members of NRBQ and The Incredible Casuals all over his CDs. He'll do some DJ-ing, play some of his own music, and have a ball. Joining Bob and PJ in the peanut gallery will be Terry Adams and Pete Tomlinson.


Ken Braun on Tabu Ley Rochereau
Saturday, September 22nd, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Ken Braun is US head of the great world music label / distributor Sterns Music, whose great strength is African popular music. Ken just produced a definitive 2-cd anthology covering the golden years of the seminal Congolese bandleader Tabu Ley Rochereau: The Voice of Lightness, Congolese Classics 1961-1977 (Sterns). He also wrote extensive liner notes. On today's show Ken will explore the life and times of Tabu Ley Rochereau, one of the most influential figures in the history of African Popular Music.


Bob Shane of the Kingston Trio
Saturday, September 22nd, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Bob Shane who founded The Kingston Trio 50 years ago, and guided them through an amazing career - at one point the group had four albums at the same time in the top 10. We'll also get the lowdown on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Todd-O-Phonic-Todd has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Larry Stanic calls 'em like he sees 'em
Saturday, September 22nd, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Volunteer Rudy
Friday, September 21st, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Bronwyn is joined by very special guest (and sometime WFMU volunteer) Rudolph Delson, who will be discussing his new book, Maynard & Jennica, just published by Houghten Mifflin. Maynard & Jennica is a very funny book that somehow involves love, independent filmmaking, September 11th, hip-hop, and Mr. Peanut, and in spite of the fact that it's considered "literary," it is really, really good. Please join us as Bronwyn C. asks Mr. Delson to explain himself.


Davy and Peter Rothbart of Found magazine
Friday, September 21st, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Davy and Peter Rothbart of Found and Dirty Found magazines, which specialize in publishing found items (letters, emails, pictures, laundry lists etc.) in its pages, will discuss the fifth issue of their magazine -- The Crime Issue. They'll also talk about their exhibits and live shows in New York this week and reveal how you can avoid being in the pages of future editions of Found. The publishing brothers will also stick around to perform some music live in the studio.


SPECIAL: "2:40 Beer Tasting"
Friday, September 21st, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
This week on Scott's 2:40 Beer Tasting, we welcome back X-Ray Burns from his month long purgatory in some detestable confederate backwater! We don't yet know what suds he'll supply, but he's promised no Heineken or rainwater.


Kelli Shay Hicks
Friday, September 21st, 2007, 9am - Noon
on Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind

Lovely and enchanting songs delivered without artifice or bluster, but with faint echoes of old-timey mystery and modern history. Hicks is a native Midwesterner now living in Nashville. Her new album "Bucked," on Carbon Records is an unassuming gem.


Prince Paul
Thursday, September 20th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Without a doubt one of the greatest music producers in the last 20 years, Prince Paul changed the sound of hip-hop as well as the way it's listened to. His latest project is called "Baby Elephant" with Newkirk (long time collaborator) & Bernie Worrell. Clean your ear dust to hear what Paul & Newkirk play for the world.....


"Illegal Procedure"
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part # #304 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Jon Rauhouse
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Steel guitarist extraordinaire Jon Rauhouse, best known for his work backing Neko Case in the studio and on the road, puts the pedal to the metal at WFMU to put an end to Three Chord Monet's lazy hazy days of summer. Jon has been Bloodshot Records' secret weapon for years, playing on records by Case, Sally Timms, Kelly Hogan, and more. He is touring in support of his fourth solo album, "Steel Guitar Heart Attack".


Craig Zobel and Pat Healy
Monday, September 17th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian

Bruce Bennett joins Dorian and guests Craig Zobel and Pat Healy, director and star of the film "Great World of Sound".


Dobet Gnahore [Doh - BAY Nah - Haw - RAY]
Saturday, September 15th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Dobet Gnahore is an extremely talented young singer and dancer raised in an unusual interdisciplinary artists' colony in the Ivory Coast. After moving to France, she formed a band with her French husband / guitarist Colin LaRoche de Feline. On their new CD "Na Afriki (Cumbancha)", the band updates a sort of musical pan-Africanism that's unique to French-African artists. Before forming the band, Dobet and Colin used to perform as a duo, and they'll play a few songs today in that intimate format.


Ron Dante of the Archies
Saturday, September 15th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Ron Dante of The Archies who sang the #1 hit record of 1969 "Sugar Sugar." We'll find out about the scores of jingles, demos, and sessions he cut and his work as a producer of many of Barry Manilow's biggest hits AND his roll as the as the publisher of the Paris Review! We'll also get the scoop on recently deceased musicians when Rock & Roll obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Bob W. has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Nat Roe picks the platters
Saturday, September 15th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Felix Kubin
Thursday, September 13th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Sci-fi pop/noise maker, animator, experimental broadcaster and owner of Gagarin Records, Felix Kubin will be guest selecting the music for this week's show, choosing music that he loves, laughs, lives, and works to. Dazzle and bemuse yourself through a full hour of lunacy and expect an exclusive Felix Kubin mix too.


R. Stevie Moore and Haun Saussy
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
You know WFMU's own R. Stevie Moore but bet you didn't know that his father, Bob Moore, was a bassist on cuts by Elvis and Roy Orbison. It turns out that Haun's dad, the gifted pianist Tupper Saussy, collaborated with R. Stevie's pop on three jazz albums issued by Monument Records. Join us for strolls down memory lanes, jazz, foreign languages, noise, discussion, stories and songs. Chinese opera, concrete poetry, dubbing and transmutation of sound are on the agenda.


New Zealand-fest with Siltbreeze's Tom Lax
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Today it's three hours of New Zealand sounds, thanks to a collection of records owned by the fella who's imported more than a few of that country's stellar lights (Dead C, Alastair Galbraith, Pin Group included) into our consciousness via his Philadelphia-based Siltbreeze label. Today's show will be mostly bypassing the more familiar Flying Nun path in favor of lesser known terrain that leads through labels such as Onset/Offset, obscure one-offs such as the Portage & Nux Vomica as well as a smattering of lathe cuts. As an added bonus, Hamish Kilgour from the Clean/Mad Scene/Bailter Space/Great Unwashed fame will be visiting to tell some war stories of being smack dab in the middle of New Zealand punk/post-punk! Todays progam is sure to include all that is Clean & unclean. Tune in!


Ashford & Simpson
Monday, September 10th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian

Husband & wife performers and songwriting/production team Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, who wrote such hit songs as "Aint No Mountain High Enough", "You're All I Need To Get By", "Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand", and "I'm Every Woman" visit the show to discuss their career. They'll be performing at Feinstein's at the Regency from September 11th through the 29th.


Michael Holt
Monday, September 10th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Holt's name is no doubt familiar to Mommyheads fans. He has several albums under his belt since that much-beloved group split up, and since that time he's relocated to Toronto and released a solo album called "Windows". He drops by WFMU today to play some of his quirkily beautiful songs.


Transpacific Sound Paradise broadcasts from Barbes, Brooklyn!
Saturday, September 8th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Rob Weisberg and co-host Irene Trudel host an evening of live music from the popular Brooklyn nightspot, featuring performances from Chejere, Lucia Pulido, and Jose Conde y Ola Fresca.

Based in Mexico, Chejere mixes traditional Son Jarocho - the traditional style from Veracruz that most famously gave us La Bamba - with Latin rhythms and other contemporary elements.

One of the most charistmatic Latin American singers around, Lucia Pulido is known in New York for her brilliant interpretations of the traditional and popular vocal styles of Colombia.

Jose Conde y Ola Fresca are a wildly eclectic Cuban-rooted band, incorporating genres like son, changui, songo-funk, mambo, and timba as well as rock and soul in their sound.

Barbes is located at 376 9th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Their website is here.


Haunted George
Saturday, September 8th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Haunted George is a one-man band featuring Steve Pallow, formerly of garage punk kingpin acts like the Necessary Evils and the Beguiled. In the live setting, Steve is joined by Jimmy Hole from the Screws, and together they make completely sick, lo-fi, blues-tinged, fuzzed out country rock evoking the nightmares of a child grown up in this ugly Now. Think Hasil Adkins meets Michael Yonkers or Johnny Cash performing at Abu Ghraib instead of Folsom Prison. Madman Blues for these troubled times.


General Johnson
Saturday, September 8th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with show biz veteran General Johnson, the voice behind The Showmen's "It Will Stand" and The Chairmen Of The Board's "Give Me Just a Little More Time" - as well as the writer of #1 hits like Clarence Carter's "Patches" & The Honey Cones' "Want Ads." We'll also get the lowdown on recently deceased musicians when Rock & Roll obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Gaylord Fields has left in Michael's Mailbox!


The "Scientists and Experts" special!
Friday, September 7th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
All Scientists! All Experts! This edition of the program will feature Dr. Anna M. Bartlett, a real, live, prize-winning behavioral neurologist and neurorehabilitationist. She'll discuss her work on "spatial neglect" while Bronwyn C. makes snarky comments about levitation and the decline of the ginger gene! You might as well tune in.


SPECIAL: "2:40" Beer Tasting
Friday, September 7th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Join Scott and a haphazard panel of beer fans who shall drink beer, listen to music, and discuss. This week WFMU live music genius Bil Bowen supplies the suds.


"Sheikhs on a Plane and Other Scary Stories" + "Interview with Daniel Hopsicker"
Tuesday, September 4th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #607 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Jerry Alison
Saturday, September 1st, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Jerry Alison, drummer of The Crickets & co-writer of #1 hits like "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be The Day" about his inventive and influential style and his work with Buddy Holly, Roger Miller, The Everly Brothers, and more! We'll also get the lowdown on recently deceased musicians when Goldmine Magazine's obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Dan Bodah has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Brian Shimkovitz of Awesome Africa Tapes blog chooses the selections
Saturday, September 1st, 2007, 9am - 10am
on The Listener Hour


Jennifer Gentle AND 2:40 Beer Tasting!
Friday, August 31st, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Scott Williams's show

Italian psych-poppers Jennifer Gentle named themselves after a Syd Barrett song, started sipping Gong's tea, and have been one of Scott's favorites ever since. Friday, August 31st marks their 3rd visit to the show.

After Jennifer Gentle has torn the roof off our sucker, Scott and a haphazard panel of beer fans shall drink beer, listen to music, and discuss. This week Chad supplies the suds. We don't know what kind of beer he'll be bringing, but we'll all be bringing lots of fine beer stories!


The Underthings
Thursday, August 30th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Influenced in equal parts by Little Richard and Roddy McDowell, Brooklyn's newest hitmakers will rock it out like nobody's business in the FMU studios!


DJ Sonido Martines
Wednesday, August 29th, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
DJ Rupture welcomes Argentinian producer/DJ Sonido Martines, who will discuss las cumbias rebajadas and other unexpected mutations of cumbia in South America, as well as the contemporary electronic scene in Buenos Aires.


"Project Paperclip and AIDS"
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #606 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


To Live and Shave in L.A.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Yes, visit #3 in as many years from the gang, Brian must have some swell caterer. Coming right off recording a new album in Sonic Youth's Hoboken studio, the Shavers will pack it up, drive a mile down to FMU and unfurl their latest live antics. And based on the last two amazing WFMU sessions where they sounded like two distinctly different units, we can't help but wonder what they'll be up to this time. Past radio participants included Tom Smith, Andrew WK, Don Fleming, Rat Bastard, Mark Morgan, Ben Wolcott, Graham Moore, and Chris Grier; word has it we may be in for more surprise guests this time around. Tune in and find out.


Johnny Irion
Monday, August 27th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

The tunes on "Ex Tempore," the newest album from folk-ster Johnny Irion, spilled out of him in a burst of creativity last summer in rural Massachusetts. An equal burst of recording energy brought out this collection of piano balladry, Americana, chamber pop and folk-style fingerpicking, with the occasional blast of skronky rock to clear the air. Johnny's carrying on in the Guthrie family's great sense of balladry (he's married to Arlo's daughter Sarah Lee), and he brings it all to the WFMU studios with guitar in hand.


Stereo Total
Monday, August 27th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

International pop royalty visit WFMU! Stereo Total have been making addictively playful music together for 14 years, perfecting the two-minute song with infusions of disco, French pop, garage, punk, and vintage synthesizers. This Berlin duo veers between lyrics in English, German, French, Japanese, and Spanish, tied together with fun-loving boogie grooves. Beware, they're known to cause cavities even in the saltiest of characters.


Paul Elwood
Monday, August 27th, 2007, Midnight - 3am
on Woody's show

Paul Elwood is a composer and banjo player who fuses contemporary composition, old-time banjo, and noisy musique concrète into a vibrant melange. He holds the title of 1986 Kansas State Bluegrass Banjo Champion while having his works performed internationally by numerous symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles. Paul is in town from North Carolina for a number of performances at Eugene Chadbourne's Chadfest 2007 festival at the Stone. Tune in for a live set of twisted banjo performances.


Pseu Braun
Sunday, August 26th, 2007, 5pm - 7pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
For the previous three summers, WFMU DJ nonpareil Pseu Braun has interrupted her usual stellar programming to broadcast her special poptastic program Pseu's Thing With a Hook. While she has taken the current summer schedule off for reasons she is legally unable to disclose, she will be co-hosting a special one-off version of the program with Gaylord Fields. They not only promise to deliver the hookiest pop your sweet tooth can handle, they will also assault listeners with the infamous two-people-with-one-brain snappy patter that garnered them the first-ever Nobel Prize for Banter.


Roy Head
Saturday, August 25th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with the wild man, Swamp Pop legend, and inventor of the dance "The Gator" about his giant hit "Treat Her Right" (which was #2 for eight weeks!) and his long career - from Texas juke-joints to the top 40 and the many ups and downs that followed. We'll also get the scoop on recently deceased musicians when Goldmine Magazine's obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Laura Cantrell has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Pat Byrne behind the decks!
Saturday, August 25th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

SPECIAL: 2:40 Beer Tasting
Friday, August 24th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Thirty seven years ago, conceptual artist Tom Marioni installed a group of people drinking beer in a gallery and called it "The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends Is the Highest Form of Art", a now legendary social statement. This Friday, join Scott and his revolving panel of beer enthusiasts as they welcome the man who validates their whole scene as their guest and drinking buddy, then head out to the Elizabeth Dee Gallery for Marioni's revival of "The Act of Drinking Beer..."


Peter Agoston
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
The impresario's impresario Peter Agoston (aka Thanksgiving Brown) details life as a bedroom record executive, moonlighting hip-hop journalist, filmmaker, and photographer. As owner and creator of numerous boutique imprints, Agoston traverses the extended discography of his brands: Female Fun, Cult 45 Records, Riverside Drive and Culturama. A collector of many - the show itself will surely hold some rather interesting surprises & anecdotes.


Kelly Jones is Andy's co-host this evening
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Andy and Ken

The Death Set
Monday, August 20th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

From Baltimore by way of Australia, the Death Set spins through the WFMU studios with guitars, drum beats, and a sampler drizzled in sweat. Their spastic, happy, short punk tunes are laced with dance party energy, similar to other Baltimore illuminati Dan Deacon and OCDJ. Join Liz for a fun live session that will make you wish you forgot to take your ritalin. Check out the Death Set's new CD, "Rad Warehouses Bad Neighborhoods" on the Morphius label, and merrily launch yourself into a hyperglycemic fit


Listener James Tregaskis spins and grins!
Saturday, August 18th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Martin Atkins
Friday, August 17th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
If you're in a touring rock band and you insist on smoking weed - never do it while the band's tour bus is parked and don't smoke up in front of the bus, but rather, when it's moving and down the back and with the window wide open. This is just one of the many tidbits of helpful advice offered to touring musicians in the informative and illustrated new book Tour Smart by Martin Atkins. And as a drummer as well as an author, Atkins should know. He's been a member of such bands as Public Image Limited, Ministry, Killing Joke, and PIgface and has, as they say, seen it all. On Friday, August 17th he'll talk about his experiences, his new book, and a new show at Fuse Gallery documenting his 30 years in the music biz.


SPECIAL: 2:40 Beer Tasting
Friday, August 17th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Join Scott and a haphazard panel of beer fans as they drink beer, listen to music, and discuss. This week, a special visit from Shane, the brewmaster at Brooklyn's Six Points Craft Ales


SPECIAL: Thirty Years Without Elvis Tribute Show
Thursday, August 16th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Thirty years ago today, The King of Rock & Roll abdicated his porcelain throne. Elvis means a lot of things to a lot of people. To some, he's that Hillbilly Cat. To others, his existence is negotiable at best. To Dave the Spazz, Elvis is the guy who dressed up his pet monkey as a chauffeur, sat him down behind the wheel of his Cadillac while him and his pals steered the car from the backseat and drove around downtown Memphis flipping out the locals just for kicks. His non-monkey, musical side will be observed tonight for three hours.


Al Margolis
Wednesday, August 15th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on World of Echo with Dave Mandl

Al is proprietor of the experimental music label Pogus Productions, bassist in the Styrenes, and the brains behind the avant-garde outfit If, Bwana. He'll be previewing some upcoming Pogus releases and digging deeper than ever into his extensive archive of rare and obscure releases from the heyday of the international cassette network. (This show has been rescheduled from August 1).


"Interview with Dean McLeod and Peter Vogel about Port Chicago"
Tuesday, August 14th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #605 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Jerry Coyne and Avishai Cohen
Monday, August 13th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
University of Chicago Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution Jerry Coyne gives us the update of evolution and anti-evolution in the political sphere.

Then we turn to matters more musical as trumpeter Avishai Cohen visits to talk about his latest CD, "After the Big Rain".



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