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Musical Travelogue with Richard Gehr: India's Saptak Festival
Saturday, February 13th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Music journalist Richard Gehr recently attended the Saptak Festival, one of India's foremost Hindustani Classical Music festivals. The Saptak Festival spotlights superstars as well as emerging artists. Join us as Richard shares the music - with live recordings from the festival - and the memories.


Will Oldham
Thursday, February 11th, 9am - Noon
on Imaginary Radio with Chris M.

Music legend the Bonnie "Prince" Billy stops by to perform some songs and to talk at length about a great variety of projects and points of interest. His new Peel Sessions album is called Pond Scum and is out now on Drag City. Check out this Imaginary Radio Session as well!


The Unspeakable Practices
Thursday, February 11th, 6am - 9am
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
The Unspeakable Practices is an all-star team conceived by the novelist Rick Moody and Kid Millions (Oneida, Man Forever, etc.) along with bassist Brad Truax (Home, Interpol), bassist Richard Hoffman (Sightings), guitarist Shahin Motia (Ex-Models), organist David Grubbs (solo, Gastr del Sol), saxophonist Michael Foster (Barker Trio) and trumpeter Jaimie Branch (Weasel Walter, Chris Pitsiokos Quartet). They merge to play blasting post-punk improvisation with layers, accompanied by molten Rick Moody rants. Sure to clean your bean.


Blazer Soundsystem
Thursday, February 11th, 3am - 6am
on
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
Guy welcomes Blazer Soundsystem to the Champ Sound. Deeply devoted to soundsystem culture, for the past few years Blazer have been throwing some of the best reggae parties in New York City. They bless the FMU airwaves with an extended mix of roots and dub. Heavy is an understatement!


Joe Frank - "Love Is"
Wednesday, February 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. An episode entitled "Love Is," from Joe's The Other Side series, airs Weds. February 3rd. At an airport, a man has a strange encounter with an old woman who insults him, then passes out and dies in front of him. He sees his wife waiting in an arrival lounge to meet another man. Told that he has terminal cancer, he’s offered a highly unorthodox, experimental treatment that involves meeting a surgeon dressed as Santa Claus. Viewing a photograph that reveals his contempt for his son, he feels he deserves nothing less than death. Then things take a turn for the worse.


Andorkappen
Wednesday, February 10th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

My Castle of Quiet celebrates its 300th broadcast, with special live guest Andorkappen. Currently strafing the US with graveyard ambience & funereal filth, a talented artist of many masks, staring you down hard from 1,000 vantage points atop 1,000 noisy pies—vocalist / percussionist in KILT, Lord Time in Harassor, Lord Time in Lord Time, and guru of Universal Consciousness Records. A mad hatter of many hats, it all comes together under the flag of Andorkappen—a project that nicely stews the many voices of Sandor Finta, and a real-time sound-smashing to help us crack the champagne on Castle show #300.


Marcelo Zarvos
Tuesday, February 9th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Brazilian-born/NYC-based soundtrack composer Marcelo Zarvos joins Devon in the studio to discuss his most recent Milan Records release for "The Choice," directed by ("Lost in Translation" producer) Ross Katz. Marcelo has nearly 65 scoring credits to his name, including five for director Barry Levinson, Robert DiNero's second directorial film "The Good Shephard," Cary Fukunaga's "Sin Nombre" and current Showtime television series "Ray Donovan" and "The Affair."


Girls On Grass
Monday, February 8th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Roots-cowpunk-country outta New York City. Girls on Grass was formed by singer-guitarist Barbara Endes (ex-Elk City, the Lovelies) and drummer Nancy Polstein (the Silos, Cheri Knight). The Girls woodshedded throughout 2014, recruiting bassist Dave Mandl (of WFMU's Hoof and Mouth Sinfonia) and lead guitarist Sean (Luna, Elk City) before heading into the studio to capture the initial burst of songwriting. The result is an amazing self-titled debut album. Find out what all the fuss is about with what is sure to be an incendiary live session!


Akoko Nante Ensemble - Drums of West Africa in NYC
Saturday, February 6th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Percussion juggernaut Akoko Nante Ensemble bases its powerful music on folk traditions of Ghana. But their dynamic sound also reflects the angst and energy of growing up in Queens, New York. After bringing their percussive onslaught to WFMU, Akoko Nante celebrates the release of debut CD Nkrabea / Destiny with two shows in Harlem: At The Shrine later tonight (Saturday February 6th); and at Silvana on Saturday February 27th.


Daddy Long Legs
Saturday, February 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The most blues-wailing Daddy Long Legs join Todd-O-Phonic Todd to destroy Saturday afternoon. Find out why these Norton recording artists are the toasts of both Europe and Bushwick! The closest thing we will ever see to a cross between Slim Harpo and Harpo Marx.


Kowloon Walled City bassist Ian Miller
Thursday, February 4th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's Peer Pressure guest this week is Ian Miller, bassist for the Bay area's Kowloon Walled City. Their new record, "Grievances" is on the Neurot records label, and is in heavy rotation on the Fun Machine! Ian will be live on the air, so listeners can ask him questions via the live comments board - that is, if Diane can stop talking about HIS Voivod fan page long enough to field any other questions!


The Sharp Things
Tuesday, February 2nd, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Reminiscent of the best 1970's era bands, The Sharp Things play pleasant chamber-pop floating on a cloud of tight harmonies and horn-filled orchestrations. Their new album "EverybodyEverybody" the fourth in a conceptual opus, part of a series of albums called The Dogs Of Bushwick, in tribute to The Kennel, a now defunct studio. Bandleader Perry Serpa describes it as "...a straight stream of music and sound from top to (almost) bottom." The Sharp Things play live on Irene's show.


Music of NFL Films (Super Bowl Special)
Tuesday, February 2nd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Anyone who remembers the old NFL Films highlight shows ("NFL Game of the Week") will fondly remember the music of synth pioneer Sam Spence or KPM library music production composers Johnny Pearson, Syd Dale and Keith Mansfield. For most football fans, the music is etched into their memories. Nobody knew the names of the songs nor the composers but they surely recognized the music when they heard it. Tune into Morricone Island, your source for all things soundtrack, this Super Bowl week, as host Devon E. Levins' spins highlights of his favorite NFL Films Music records. Music that football fans and (non-football) soundtrack fans alike are guaranteed to all get behind.


Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet
Monday, February 1st, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
This Monday Dave welcomes Goddamn Dave Hill Show favorite Dave Wyndorf back to studio A for more rock-n-roll good times before he heads off to Europe with his band Monster Magnet. Also, Danne D is off of house arrest and will hopefully bring cookies.


Giulia Rozzi, Colin Burgess, Dogs On Acid and MORE!
Saturday, January 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat's first live late night variety show of 2016 comes to Monty Hall this Saturday. With stand up comedy from Giulia Rozzi and Colin Burgess. A live music set from Dogs On Acid, DJ Primitive Sound System, and surprise guests! You can watch live video of the show over at the WFMU.org homepage from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will also appear on the WFMU phone apps, and Pat's playlist page. Or, you can come to Monty Hall and see the show in person and meet others who also listen to this radio station! Maybe even your future spouse...


A Visit to the 2015 Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo - Part 2 of 3
Saturday, January 30th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Rainforest World Music Festival takes place every summer at the fascinating Sarawak Cultural Village outside of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, on the spectacular tropical island of Borneo. It's a fabulous festival at a remarkable site and Rob was fortunate enough to be invited by the Sarawak Tourism Board to attend this past August. Tonight's show looks at day two of the three-day gathering, with concert excerpts and sound bites from the festival. For more, check out Rob's show covering day one of the festival and stay tuned, there's still one more installment to come.


Robyn Hitchcock PLUS Author Rick Moody
Saturday, January 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Robyn Hitchcock stops by The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show for a live performance and some chit chat. From The Soft Boys through his present day solo career, Robyn his never been short on whimsy and excellent songwriting and this visit should display plenty of both. Catch Mr. Hitchcock later that evening at The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC).

Author Rick Moody drops in to chat with Todd-O-Phonic Todd. Mr. Moody is the author of the highly acclaimed novel "The Ice Storm". His fascinating new novel, "Hotels Of North America", purports to be the RateYourLodging.com review of Reginald Edward Morse but winds up as his biography. Later in the evening Rick will be reading and performing his own songs with Yo La Tengo associate Dave Schramm at Little City Books, 100 Bloomfied St. in Hoboken.


Eddi Front
Wednesday, January 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Eddi Front is the solo project of Brooklyn-based, Las Vegas-born artist Ivana Carrescia, who will perform live on Irwin's program on January 27. Eddi's debut album, “Marina," is set for release on March 4th. The album, produced by Dan Chen, was recorded in Brooklyn, and follows Front’s sultry 2012 self-titled debut EP. Eddi first performed on Irwin's program in 2012 under the name "Ivana XL."


Imperial Trumpet
Wednesday, January 27th, Midnight - 3am
on
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
WFMU's My Castle of Quiet presents our first live-music event of 2016. For many of you, this will be the first time hearing this USBM supergroup of sorts, featuring members of Yellow Eyes and Vorde, both of those bands having graced us with live sets in the past. Imperial Trumpet sound not quite like either of those related projects, though—with their own signal—a special, candlelit dirge, a trudge through ever-primitive times, with excellent song composition and a forceful presentation all their own.


John Woods (Nitehawk Cinema Programming Director)
Tuesday, January 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Nitehawk Cinema Programming Director (and all around film music fanatic) John Woods joins Morricone Island this week to curate a selection of his favorite punk soundtracks. Many know John as the co-founder of Williamsburg's Reel Life Video way back in 1997...or as the lead singer of New York hardcore band Hell No or editor of Hot Poop fanzine...but John has since been responsible for the fearless programming at Williamsburg's Nitehawk, including next month's punk-driven screenings of "Return of the Living Dead" and "Positive Force: More than a Witness," as well as March 3rd's WFMU doc "Sex and Broadcasting" which includes a Q&A with station manager Ken Freedman and director Tim K. Smith.


Comedian Joe Pera
Monday, January 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes comedian and Buffalo native Joe Pera back to studio A to discuss the blizzard, something called "clootie dumplings", and other topics of great importance.


The Deafening Colors
Monday, January 25th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Local four-piece The Deafening Colors recently released their second album, Carousel Season, an album that brims over with beautiful and poignant pop music. Today the band plays a special live session on Surface Noise.


Jesse Wagner & Vic Ruggiero - Live Music Set
Saturday, January 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday, Pat welcomes Jesse Wagner of The Aggrolites and frequent guest, Vic Ruggiero back to debut a special live set of music featuring the songs of their recently released collaboration: "Reggae Workers of the World." Don't be tricked by the name, this album features much more than one genre. The two singers share an unequivocal reverence for reggae, rhythm n‘ blues and rock n‘ roll classics.


Sal Maida
Saturday, January 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Sal Maida chats with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about the resurgence of Power Pop darlings Milk 'N' Cookies as well as his time served playing bass for Roxy Music. Be sure and catch Milk 'N' Cookies playing the hits at Baby's All Right on Sunday Jan. 24th.


Eric Wagner of The Skull
Thursday, January 21st, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane welcomes Eric Wagner, vocalist for The Skull to the Fun Machine! As the former vocalist for doom masters Trouble, he's a master in the world of doom and heavy music. The Skull is releasing an EP this week and we will debut some of those tracks, as well as chart out their upcoming European tour! Listeners can ask questions of Eric via the interactive playlist, as he will be live on the show at 1pm!


Rova Saxophone Quartet
Thursday, January 21st, 6am - 9am
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

The Bay Area-based Rova Saxophone Quartet has been making music since 1977, mining free jazz, contemporary composition and avant rock to create their idiosyncratic blend of ecstatic horn blues. Rova's in town to play a concert called Channeling Coltrane: Rova's Electric Ascension at Le Poisson Rouge for Winter Jazz Fest on January 17th, as well as a residency at The Stone from January 19-24, where they'll pair up with a variety of locals. Amidst this flurry of activity the band found time to grace the WFMU live room with their music and it is sure to blow minds!


Choreographer Steve Paxton, Composer Tom Hamilton and Producer Mimi Johnson
Thursday, January 21st, 3am - 6am
on
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
These folks will be in the studio discussing Quicksand, an opera by the late Robert Ashley. All three collaborated with Ashley to produce the work which will have a run at The Kitchen at the end of the month. We talk about their history of collaboration with the legendary composer, how and what they chose to contribute to this new work and what they see as the future of Ashley's legacy. The performance dates at the Kitchen are: January 28, 29, 30 and February 4, 5, 6, 2016 at 7 p.m.


Savak
Wednesday, January 20th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

The band Savak (pronounced "sah-vawk) (I think) was formed last year by members of The Obits, Holy F*ck, Nation of Ulysses, and The Cops. Their influences range from '60s Texas psychedelia to British pub rock to early-'80s American hardcore, with some Zamrock and Chicha thrown in for good measure. Tune in to WFMU Wednesday night, January 20, and hear them connect the dots from The Adverts to Bubble Puppy to The 101ers to MDC, with some Chrissy Zebby Tembo, Los Mirlos, and the like thrown in for good measure. Their first album is coming out later this year on the Comedy Minus One label, and you can see them live Friday the 22nd at Union Pool in Brooklyn (with Kerbivore) and Saturday the 23rd at Songbyrd Music House in Washington DC.


Joe Frank - "Windows"
Wednesday, January 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. An episode entitled "Windows," from Joe's The Other Side series, airs Weds. January 20th. Joe chronicles Michael, a lonely apartment-dweller who imagines he's in love with a single woman who lives in an apartment across the courtyard, and whose daily routine he follows obsessively. When her daily routine changes, Michael is devastated. In a long and graphic telephone conversation, Joe's friend Debi mocks the men in her life.


Taiwan Housing Project
Tuesday, January 19th, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Philly-based noise rock/post-punk meltdown with femme vox, Taiwan Housing Project is a collaboration between Mark Feehan (Harry Pussy) and Kilynn Lundsford (Little Claw), who are joined by Pat Ganley, Adam Cooper, and perhaps another local character or two. Aggro fun for the whole family!


Tim Daniels and Tom Reynolds
Monday, January 18th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes Tim Daniels and Tom Reynolds, hosts of the podcast The Complete Guide to Everything, which they unleashed on an unsuspecting public from a Greenpoint basement only to go on to international acclaim and making out with a lot of English chicks on the regular.


Guest DJ Rommel Wood
Monday, January 18th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Rommel Wood hosts Ear Hammer, a fine radio show currently appearing on Internet radio station Radio Free Brooklyn. Rommel likes 45s, and she is bringing along a box of her favorites so that she and Joe can go mano a mano (or perhaps mano a womano?) for an extended Single File. Tune in for 45 frenzy!


From cover to cover, with guest DJ Julie
Sunday, January 17th, Midnight - 3am
on
100% Whatever with Mary Wing
Mary invites Julie from Dark Night of The Soul to help her spin three hours of cover songs, because who doesn’t like covers? There’ll be chat, laughs, and lots of songs you know--done by other people!


Live from Golden Fest - Brooklyn's Spectacular Balkan Bacchanal
Saturday, January 16th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

It's our eighth annual live broadcast from Brooklyn's legendary Balkan and East European music and dance blowout! Golden Fest is a massive two night gathering of musicians, folk dance enthusiasts and fans held at the spectacular Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn's South Slope. The festival kicks off with a multi-band dance party on Friday night January 15th. Then for the big event on Saturday night January 16th, some seventy bands will perform on four stages from 6 pm until the wee hours. We'll bring you Saturday night's early action live from the Grand Ballroom, center stage of this fabulous Balkan bacchanal.


Jacques Le Coque
Saturday, January 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Jacques Le Coque bring their own brand of music and mayhem to the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show with a live set. They will be celebrating their great new Windian 45 "Tip Of My Tongue" as well as their top selling cassette on Pizza King. We guarantee you Jacques Le Coque will leave listeners saying "Sacre Bleu!"


Zephaniah and the 18 Wheelers
Wednesday, January 13th, 8pm - 9pm
on Honky Tonk Radio Girl with Becky

This Wednesday, January 13th, Becky pays tribute to the patron saint of truckermusic, Red Simpson, with an hour of truck-driving country records and a live performance from Zephaniah and the 18 Wheelers.


David Bowie memorial broadcast (Kurt Gottschalk fills in for Amanda Nazario)
Wednesday, January 13th, Noon - 3pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk will be giving an extended goodbye to Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke, Thomas Jerome Newton, David Robert Jones and David Bowie in an extended Give the Drummer Some program Wednesday at noon.


Norbert Rodenkirchen, Albrecht Maurer and Robbie Lee
Tuesday, January 12th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Irene Trudel's show
Creating non-traditional music with medieval instruments is a passion with Norbert Rodenkirchen, Albrecht Maurer and Robbie Lee. In Germany Rodenkirchen and Maurer have collaborated on a number of albums, the most recent being "Loplop's Call" a musical tribute to the pioneering Dada artist Max Ernst. American multi-instrumentalist Robbie Lee entered the picture after a few collaboration sessions with Rodenkirchen on medieval flutes. Robbie and Norbert perform some flute improvs, then Norbert performs duos with Albrecht on medieval violin for WFMU.


Bowie Sound + Vision
Tuesday, January 12th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island pays tribute to David Bowie's soundtrack work.


Bull Riding Champion J. B. Mouney
Tuesday, January 12th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
Two-Time Professional Bull Riding Champion J. B. Mouney, the $6 Million Dollar Man," will be our special guest! This is a big deal! We'll ask him about the professional bull riding circuit, hats versus helmets, and red-and-white cows!


Kevin Townley
Monday, January 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes actor, comedian, and musician Kevin Townley, whom you no doubt know from "Men in Black 3" and the three episodes of Law and Order he was on, to studio A for good times all the time. Danne D works the phones. Sorry about that.


Adam Matta
Monday, January 11th, 7pm - 8pm
on Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah

Adam Matta is a virtuoso beatboxer. The Village Voice says "his ability to remix his own voice is remarkable...singing over a synced beat and then slowing it down, speeding it up, dubbing, scratching." He has appeared on TV and radio programs including Damon Wayans' "The Underground", "Mountain Stage," and "All Things Considered," and has performed Off-Broadway and at venues like Carnegie Hall, BAMCafe, and Joe's Pub. Vocal Fry is pleased that Adam will join us in the WFMU studios for some live beatboxing on January 11th.


The Preview Show to End All (World Musicky) Preview Shows
Saturday, January 9th, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Thanks to a rare conference/festival convergence, a slew of superb multi-artist multi-culti musical events are coming to NYC. There's the annual Balkan music-lover's bacchanal Golden Fest Friday and Saturday January 15th and 16th. There's globalFEST, the annual 3-stage 12-artist world music extravaganza at Webster Hall on Sunday January 17th. AND there are a slew of bountiful showcases in the coming days that, like globalFEST, are pegged to the annual APAP arts presenter's conference. It's a world musicky fest-a-geddon! We'll whet your appetite with preview tracks by artists playing globalFEST and other big showcases. We'll play music WFMU recorded at Golden Fest 2015 c/o the Free Music Archive. (A week from tonight we'll once again broadcast live from Golden Fest.) And - we'll have ticket giveaways for some of the big shows!


Honky Tonk Radio Girl makes a guest appearance
Saturday, January 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
WFMU's own Honky Tonk Radio Girl makes a guest appearance to spread the word about her fantastic show which airs on Wednesday nights from 8-9 p.m.. Find out how Becky became so immersed in the great country and rockabilly sides she spins weekly and where she likes to go honky tonkin'!


Lloyd Price!
Saturday, January 9th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes "Mr. Personality" Lloyd Price to the WFMU studios for an in-person chat. From his millions sellers “Personality” and “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” to his newest book “sumdumhonky” - there will be plenty to discuss.


Joe Frank - "In the Dark, Pt. 2"
Wednesday, January 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. An episode entitled "In the Dark, Pt. 2," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. January 6th. A night watchman reminisces about a long-ago love affair. Joe ponders how people get lost in life, ruminates over the deeper meaning of punctuation, and explains how people who ask questions cause trouble.


29 Hour Music People
Tuesday, January 5th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Founded on the mission of creating an album in a weekend, 29 Hour Music People is a loose collective of musicians fronted by Rob Christiansen. As they describe their process, the collective "brainstorms lyrics on Friday, writes and records music on Saturday, sings direct to tape, no AutoTune, on Sunday, and returns to normal life with their other bands on Monday, before anyone notices they have been missing. 29 Hour Music People's just released 3rd album, "Transportation," benefits Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and they visit Irene's show to play some of it live.


Warren Ellis (of Dirty Three, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
Tuesday, January 5th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Warren Ellis joins Morricone Island to discuss his latest score for director Deniz Gamze Erguven's "Mustang," which depicts the life of five orphaned sisters who face the challenges of a conservative society in a remote Turkish village. The film has been nominated for a Golden Globe and selected as the French entry in the 88th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Best known as a member of Dirty Three, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Ellis has been composing film and theater scores since 1998, first with Dirty Three for John Curran's "Praise" and then from 2004 to the present with Nick Cave for such films as "The Proposition," "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," and "The Road." "Mustang" is Ellis's first feature length film score on his own. The soundtrack is available from Milan Records.


Dave Wyndorf PLUS Liam McEneaney
Monday, January 4th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
It’s 2016 and Dave is coming out with guns blazing as rock god Dave Wyndorf from New Jersey’s own Monster Magnet stops by for a quality hang, which totally rules. Also, Liam McEneaney swings by the studio to tell Dave about how he is recording his new comedy album at the Bell House on January 10. This is great for America.


Count It Down! with Nate K: A Burn It Down! Best of 2015 Special
Sunday, January 3rd, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Sure, politically, current events–wise, 2015 was a serious clunker. But musically, it was as rockin' a year as one could hope for. Nate K. kicks off 2016 with a look back at the past 365 days of jammage and counts down his favorite LPs, singles, and reissues. Who will snag that number one spot? Tune in and find out on January 3, 2016.


Dave Feldman of Wyldlife
Saturday, January 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Dangerous Dave Feldman, lead vocalist of the ace rock'n'roll combo Wyldlife, joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd for the final hour of the show to unveil his best of 2015 and also to discuss Wyldlife's upcoming sizzler "Out On Your Block" (being released this spring on Rock and Rule). Find out why Mr. Feldman is a man not only of distinction but also of taste.


Billy Jam does a 3-hr show today (fill-in for Shut Up Weirdo and Downtown Soulville)
Friday, January 1st, 6pm - 9pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Giving the hosts of both "Shut Up Weirdo" and "Downtown Soulville" the first day of the new year off, Billy Jam will present a special one-time, extended three-hour "Put The Needle On The Record" show. For this January 1st music & talk special, guests will include Mad Skillz and Eboness B, the hip-hop highlights of 2015 will be played back and the WFMU listener phone lines will be opened up for predictions for 2016 and contests for giveaways.


New Year's Eve All-Star Cavalcade of DJs Spazztacular!
Thursday, December 31st, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Blast into 2016 with Music To Spazz By as your drunken, hedonistic, rock ‘n’ roll monkey orgy soundtrack! Your favorite WFMU Top Jocks drop by to spin party platters plus a mystery live band will astound and confuse you. A radio event not to be missed!


Remembering Lemmy: 3 Full Hours
Thursday, December 31st, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
We have lost the man that embodied Rock n Roll in every way, shape and form. Diane pays tribute to Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who passed away on Monday with many, many, Motorhead, Hawkwind and other related tunes as well as some anecdotes from a number of people who knew the man. He would never condone a weepy tribute, so we are turning it up even louder for three hours. A fitting way to end 2015! Listeners are encouraged to share Lemmy stories on the comments board, and Diane will take time to read a few as well!


David Lang (of Bang on a Can)
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Bang on a Can co-founder and Pulitzer Prize for Music award-winning composer David Lang joins Morricone Island to discuss his latest film score for Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's "Youth" starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and Jane Fonda. "Simple Song #3" from "Youth" was nominated for the 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and is a likely contender for an Academy Award nomination. Lang has also scored "(Untitled)" and documentary "The Woodmans" as well as writing the arrangements for the Kronos Quartet in "Requiem for a Dream."


Live Sessions Time Capsule
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Join BT this week as he plows through the vaults and showcases some of the 200-plus live sessions he's hosted on his program through the years! Dig in to excerpts from the likes of The Oblivians, Rocket From the Tombs, Lee Ranaldo and the Dust, Lightning Bolt, Jandek, The Ex, Wire, Legendary Pink Dots, Blues Control, Bill Orcutt, Negative Approach, Skullflower, Deerhoof, Country Teasers, Doom, Complete, Henry Kaiser, Spray Paint, and more who have visited the confines of WFMU's Studio B and made a glorious noise.


2015 Faves from the Free Music Archive
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on
Liz Berg's show
At the close of each year, Liz compiles an epic list of her favorite hits found on the Free Music Archive. It turns out that 2015 was a killer year for free jams, and you won't want to miss this 3-hour explosion of the best alternatively-licensed music the web has to offer.


Jo Firestone PLUS Lukas Kaiser
Monday, December 28th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes Jo Firestone, host of WFMU’s Dr. Gameshow, to the program. Also comedian Lukas Kaiser is coming back because he didn’t get to talk nearly enough last week and, man, that guy is great! Also, Dave has a bad cold and is about to lose his voice. This show is a profile in courage.


Worse
Monday, December 28th, 2015, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
Members of Pollution, Shoxx and No Power converge yet again to bum out audiences and service their hunger for disgusting noise rock. Lose some more of your hard earned self-respect with this degrading adventure into positively negative music.


Christmas Extravaganza!
Thursday, December 24th, 2015, 9am - Noon
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
For the fifth year running, it's time to celebrate Christmas music Imaginary Radio style! Enjoy a morning eggnog, feed the reindeer, then whack the Tió de Nadal with a stick and out will drop all your holiday favorites in a nice pile! Yes, you will actually hear nothing but holiday music for three hours so bring the kids and lie to them about Santa!


Joe Frank - "The Best"
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. An episode entitled "The Best," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. December 23rd. In this program, Joe juxtaposes historical figures against one another to judge who is superior. Norman Rockwell as a visionary, plumbing the depths of our collective unconscious, is matched against Keane, who painted portraits with large saucer-like eyes. The work of Christo, the environmental artist, is compared to the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Pol Pot is measured against Charles Manson, and Wilhelm Reich’s Orgone Box is compared to the ballads of Barry Manilow.


Seaching for some seasonal spirit
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
Irene Trudel's show
Consider this your retreat from all the clamorous, commercial celebrating. Cozy up to your Christmas tree with thoughts of a crackling fireplace as Irene soothes you with her version of holiday music.


Best in Soundtrack 2015
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Host Devon E. Levins spins some highlights from his favorite 2015 soundtrack releases.


Lukas Kaiser PLUS Wheeler Walker Jr.
Monday, December 21st, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes comedian Lukas Kaiser back to Studio A for a night of mayhem. Last time he was on the show, Lukas brought Dave AIDS trading cards and a sexy used paperback so this should be a nice one, too. Also, country music sensation Wheeler Walker, Jr. calls in to discuss his hit single “Fuck You, Bitch” without actually mentioning the name of the song on the air.


Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah
Monday, December 21st, 2015, 7pm - 9pm

The Nude Party
Monday, December 21st, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

It's a clothing-optional Christmas at Three Chord Monte headquarters! Formed in the questionably warm lake water of Lake Norman, North Carolina, The Nude Party is a groovy 60's-styled psychedelic rock'n roll group. After paying their dues at basement shows, raging house parties, and local liquor bars, they have developed a strong name and following in their new hometown of Boone, NC.


Mercury Girls & Expert Alterations
Sunday, December 20th, 2015, 7pm - 10pm
on Hello Children with Faye

Faye presents a very C86 evening with live music from Mercury Girls & Expert Alterations! Mercury Girls are a lovely dreampop outfit hailing from Philadelphia, featuring members of Literature, Pet Milk, & Little Big League. Echoey female vocals hover about glittering instrumentals! ...and Expert Alterations bring us jangle pop from Baltimore. Reminding us of the likes of the Wedding Present, this Slumberland band provides wistful melodies & contemplative vocals. Have a cozy night in Sunday Dec 20 with your friends at Hello Children!


The Annual Winter Soul-stice, with Debbie D.
Sunday, December 20th, 2015, 5pm - 7pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
WFMU Rock ’n’ Soul Ichiban mastermind Debbie D. will once again join program host Gaylord Fields to take part in his long-running tradition of celebrating the wonders of soul music based on a labored pun.

As always, The Winter Soul-stice celebration will team up America's greatest Southern white woman/Northern black man duo since Tallulah Bankhead and her "chauffeur" — who will commence to broadcasting and webcasting 45 rpm discs lovingly recorded by your favorite dukes and damsels of soul. And, in keeping with the show's unofficial designation as a battleground in The War on Christmas, the "C-word" (or even its "X-word" variant) will not be uttered by either host or any vocalist during the two-hour length of this program.

A reverb unit will be abused, as always, for your sporadic amusement.


Jim Tews, Anna Drezen, Joe Rumrill, Live music from Sean Kiely and MORE! Live From Monty Hall
Saturday, December 19th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
The fifteenth live late night variety show comes to Monty Hall This Saturday. With stand up comedy from Jim Tews, Anna Drezen, and Joe Rumrill. A live music set from Sean Kiely, DJ Primitive Sound System, and surprise guests! You can watch live video of the show over at WFMU.org from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will appear on the WFMU phone apps, the WFMU homepage and Pat's playlist page. Or, you can come to Monty Hall and see the show in person and meet others who also listen to this radio station!


The Ar-Kaics PLUS Doug Yule PLUS Todd Rundgren
Saturday, December 19th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Ar-Kaics are Kevin, Johnny, Tim, and Patty. They play troglodyte teenbeat '60s-style punk. Hailing from Richmond, Virginia they follow in the great tradition of Virginia garage bands such as The Individuals and The IV Pack. With over half a dozen singles released and one killer album chock full of hits, The Ar-Kaics are already a force to be reckoned with. Be sure and catch them live at Berlin (in Manhattan underneath the bar 2A on 2nd St. and Ave. A) on the evening of December 19th alongside WFMU faves The Jay Vons and Dirty Fences.

It's a YULEtide Holiday Special! That's right, Todd-O-Phonic Todd questions Doug Yule of the Velvet Underground in honor of the release of not one, but two box sets of Velvets recordings that feature Doug. There is the brilliant 4 cd set of live recordings from Thanksgiving 1969 at The Matrix Club in San Francisco, as well as a 6 cd 45th anniversary edition of Loaded. Find out in this rare interview if Doug hung out at Specs' Alder Museum Cafe in between sets at The Matrix!

When Todds collide! Todd-O-Phonic Todd and Philly legend Todd Rundgren shoot the breeze about The Nazz, Jerry Blavatt, The Jersey Shore and much more! Be sure and catch Todd performing "fan favorites" Friday 12/18 at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair and Saturday 12/19 at The Gramercy Theater in Manhattan.


James Hunter
Saturday, December 19th, 2015, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes James Hunter to the studio for conversation and an acoustic performance. The James Hunter Six have a new number one hit album “Hold On” due out shortly on the Daptone label.


Put The Needle On Tone Tank and Homeboy Sandman
Friday, December 18th, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Gifted Brooklyn emcee Tone Tank returns to the WFMU studios to premiere tracks off his new album that comes out this week. Entitled "ONE-OFFS & ONE-UPMANSHIPS" it is, like many new albums coming out these days, being released on cassette. The multi-talented artist / musician will talk about his music as well as some of the art action figures he crafts. During the show, fellow BK-based MC Homeboy Sandman will phone in.


Interview with Alvin Lucier + Charles Curtis
Friday, December 18th, 2015, 3pm - 5pm
on
Champ Sound with DJ Guy (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
DJ Guy sits down for an extended interview with legendary composer Alvin Lucier and the cellist Charles Curtis, one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary avant-garde music. Lucier discusses the upcoming New York premiere of Orpheus Variations, a new work he composed for Mr. Curtis. In addition Lucier reflects on his legacy as a pillar of the American avant-garde and discusses and upcoming performance of his work by the band Yo La Tengo. Don't miss this fascinating chat with one of our century's greatest musical minds!


Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 17th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
All-Star Xmas band The Jingleberries plus legendary one-man band Bloodshot Bill slide down the WFMU chimney to help wreck the halls on a very special Spazz Xmas Fiasco!


Aaron Moore
Thursday, December 17th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Tune in Thursday for a special in-studio visit by Aaron Moore of Volcano the Bear. He'll be bringing a stack of previously unreleased or extremely limited archival recordings by Volcano the Bear that have recently been released as a massive vinyl boxed set.


DJ BLT is in for Duane
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on
Radio BLT

Matt Bauer
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Using his whispery-raspy voice and a banjo, Matt Bauer creates beautiful, thematic albums filled with tales of death and mysterious circumstances. Bauer embellishes these song cycles with an ensemble of chamber music players. On Matt's newest, "Dream's End," a sci-fi scenario unfolds, in which the protagonist is described as "(breaking) himself apart to find wires and circuits and a body made of glass and gold." Matt Bauer brings his ensemble to WFMU for a live performance.


Jonathan Hertzberg returns
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Filmmaker, writer, blogger and all around soundtrack fanatic Jonathan Hertzberg returns to curate a selection of songs and scores written for teen-oriented and coming-of-age films from the '50s through the '80s. Jonathan's exhaustive knowledge of John Lindsay and Ed Koch-era New York City as portrayed in film can be experienced and enjoyed through his "Dirty Old New York aka Fun City" video series. Check out Jonathan's first Morricone Island-curated show of music from films featuring NYC preserved in all of its glory here.


Sam Kulik
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015, Midnight - 3am
on The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow

There is nothing quite like The Broadcast, Sam Kulik's 20-track recreation of a full nine-inning baseball game set to music with live commentary, music by an all-star cast of New York improv and jazz musicians, original advertisements, and accompanying trading cards. Sam, a New York experimental trombonist mainstay and member of bands including Escape From Society and Starring, will stop by the Frow Show to discuss just why and how he created a score to a May 2015 Mets/Marlins game, the time he played a solo trombone version of the National Anthem at CitiField, the brilliance of Howie Rose, and other topics. In addition, Sam will call a few innings of a ballgame with musical color commentary by the local DJ. Can't wait until the spring to meet the Mets again? Tune into the Frow Show for a mid-winter reprieve.


Michael Cavadias PLUS Johnny Gallagher
Monday, December 14th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes actor and performance artist Michael Cavadias, whom you no doubt know from the hit movie "Wonder Boys," the HBO program Girls, and off-Broadway’s "Clay Woman." As if all of that is not enough, singer/songwriter/actor Johnny Gallagher (Spring Awakening, American Idiot, The Newsroom) swings by to play the hits from his debut album "Six Day Hurricane." Get tested!



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