Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Monday, October 10th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

The adventurous post-classical string quartet Ethel has been breaking the boundaries between tradition and technology since 1998. They've collaborated with the likes of John Zorn, Steve Reich, Todd Rundgren, David Byrne, Andrew Bird, Iva Bittová, Thomas Dolby, Steve Coleman, and many others. Recently, founding member Mary Rowell left the ensemble, but they carry on capably with their new violinist Jennifer Choi. Ethel kicks off a tour with a new collaboration with flutist Robert Mirabal called "Music of the Sun," inspired by the sun mythology of Native America. Ethel plays live.

Robot Dance Party
Monday, October 10th, 2011, 9am - Noon
Liz Berg's show
Liz spins 3 hours of her favorite new wave, no wave, dark wave, cold wave, and other teutonic hits. Tell Klaus and Dieter, and be sure to wear your black turtleneck so you can show off your Sprockets moves.

The Best of Talk WFMU + live sets by Deaf Wish and The Soft Moon
Sunday, October 9th, 2011, 6am - 9am
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh
DJ Keili's favorite moments in WFMU talk radio. Also, in town from Melbourne, Australia, Deaf Wish blast out an amazing live set of thrashy art noise on speed. They take the sound of Daydream Nation and churn it into minute and a half to two minute punk genius. And stay tuned also for a live set from The Soft Moon, who will be sure to take you on a gothic, futuristic motorcycle rampage. The set will feature tracks from the group's doomy upcoming four-track EP entitled "Total Decay," to be released on Halloween, complete with synth-assisted vocal cries, and dance-y darkwave beats.

Frank Bango
Sunday, October 9th, 2011, 3am - 6am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Mary Wing welcomes Frank Bango as her first guest to the 100% Whatever program! The singer/songwriter/record label owner stops by the WFMU studios to play songs from his four albums and talk about his forthcoming album “Touchy/Feely,” which was successfully funded through a Kickstarter campaign last month. With “Touchy/Feely,” he aims to create a sonic landscape where the Shangri Las meet Tom Waits; combining the purest form of melodic pop with a dark edge to its lyrics. Tune in and hear what Frank himself calls “some of the best and most original pop music that almost no one has ever heard.”

Up from the Basement!
Sunday, October 9th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Located deep within the subterranean hollows of WFMU is The Basement Library, a sort of audio orphanage for all of the records and CDs that aren't popular enough to be included in our main record library but aren't undesirable enough to meet the reaper. In this special program, Joe delves deep into the Basement Library catacombs to dig out some long-buried and neglected gems and (hopefully) make some surprising finds.

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Saturday, October 8th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - CGS - from Salento in Puglia, southern Italy, specializes in playing the driving rhythms of the pizzica dance and other ancient rhythms on traditional instruments. The pizzica is the local variant of the legendary mystical spider-trance-dance, the tarantella. Southern Italy has long had a lively traditional music scene teeming with compelling ensembles like CGS - but the bands rarely make it to the US: Though highly regarded since its formation in 1975, CGS is on its first ever North American tour. So it's a rare treat to have this superb group live in studio to play and introduce us to the deep musical roots of the region.

Peter Case
Saturday, October 8th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Peter Case -formerly of the power-pop pioneers the Nerves and the Plimsouls - and incredible solo artist in his own right, stops by the Cherry Blossom Clinic for an electric and acoustic set. Peter Case has 2 recent LPs: "The Case Files" (demos, out-takes, a live shot & other rarities on ALIVE) and "WIG!" (great new songs on YepRoc). He’ll be playing songs from both featuring new and old material (AND he’ll even do a Nerves nugget or two!). Peter Case is massively talented and expressive muscian so don't miss his amazing set on Sat Oct 8 on Terre T’s show at 3pm. Check out his tour dates here.

London Calling
Saturday, October 8th, 2011, 3am - 6am
Zzzzzzero Hour with Bill Mac
Where were you in 1968? If you were like most kids on the planet during that point in time you were glued to your transistor cutting your teeth on TOP 40 RADIO!!! England top 40 wasn’t much different, influenced by the new ideal of the 60’s while desperately holding on to the final whimpers of Music Hall and Cabaret. In short, 1968 was a weird year. Tune in and listen to Bill’s obvious pandering to our friends across the pond.

Le Sacre du PrinceTemps: The Prince/Temptations Throwdown with special guest Moist Paula Henderson
Friday, October 7th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Tune in for a no-gloves death match to name the greatest r'n'b act of all time! Baritone saxophonist Paula Henderson (of Burnt Sugar, Moisturizer, Secretary and Rev. Vince Anderson and the Love Choir fame) will be taking the side of the Temptations, while Miniature Minotaurs host Kurt Gottschalk claims homefield advantage defending Prince's right to the throne. Joe "King" McGasko will officiate. Gambling is encouraged.

Steve Gunn
Friday, October 7th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

Steve Gunn lugged his acoustic down to Jersey City in a ferocious downpour for this special psych/raga/blues solo excursion. Gunn works in the American tradition of John Fahey and Jack Rose, but only as a starting point, winding his guitar-journeys through John Martyn and non-Western strains of stringed repetition, capping off your headspace like a trip through Tangiers. Steve is playing shows in Europe as we speak, and check out his latest record, the Gunn-Truscinski Duo's "Sand City," on Three Lobed.

Black Twilight Circle
Friday, October 7th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
Without question, the most innovative black metal coming out of the U.S. today is created by the mysterious collective known as the Black Twilight Circle. Based in Southern California, the grouping of ~a dozen bands release their material for the most part, though not exclusively, on their own Crepusculo Negro records, representing a nearly self-sufficient creative organization. The many, talented bands in the BTC run the gamut from hardcore punk to more traditionally inspired bm, at the same time weaving in elements of psychedelia, Mayan folk music and lore, and new, expansive powers so fresh as to defy description (for example, how does one pin down with words the magnetic and mighty essence of a band like Arizmenda?) As part of their first-ever East Coast tour as a collective, the Black Twilight Circle visit WFMU's My Castle of Quiet, where each of five (or perhaps more?) bands will give a brief but salient representation of their material. Expect to hear short, surging sets by Kallathon, Arizmenda, Dolorvotre, Haunting Presence, and Volahn.

The Mighty Fine
Thursday, October 6th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

New York meets New Orleans for a gritty sound the Brooklyn-based band describes as rump-shakin' garage soul. Download their sizzling new single 'Black Train' for free at Their new LP “Get Up To Get Down” - with guest Mick Collins! - comes out Oct. 25th.

Daniel Higgs live set from ATP December 2010 (Minehead,UK)
Thursday, October 6th, 2011, 3am - 6am
Mike Van Laar's show
Daniel Higgs may be best known as the lead singer of the Baltimore, MD band Lungfish, but his visual art and amazingly varied solo works implementing long neck banjo and the Jew’s Harp have won him many followers as well. Some recent releases include collaborations with Twig Harper as well as the Skull Defekts. In December of 2010 he was part of the incredibly diverse lineup of the Godspeed You Black Emperor!-curated ATP Festival from Minehead, England and we will be airing his live set from that very show. So set your clocks and join us for an early morning sermon you won't want to miss!

Farewell Broadcast
Thursday, October 6th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Tune in as Noah says goodbye to the Garden State. Moving out of New Jerusalem will bring the end to the 3 hour hip-hop show that's graced the airwaves on WFMU for the last 7 years. Joining the coffee breakers will be Slice-of-Spice Records, ReDef Records, producer K-Def (Ghostface, Real Live, Lords of the Underground) and legendary MC / producer / leader of the D.I.T.C. Lord Finesse. Static, Tune, Adjust and Listen!

The Notekillers
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

The Notekillers started out in Philadelphia in the late '70s, shoehorning their instrumental "song-structures" into a disinterested Philly punk scene. They went on to play shows in New York City with the likes of The Feelies, The Bush Tetras and Glenn Branca. Ultimately, however, the band went dormant just as -- unbeknownst to them -- Thurston Moore was including the Notekillers on a mixtape for fellow members of Sonic Youth when that band was just starting out...

Fast-forward to 2004. Improbably, Moore releases a collection of Notekillers recordings from 1977-1981 on his Ecstatic Peace label to great critical acclaim. Even more improbably, the band starts gigging and recording again, leading to the release of their very first full-length album in 2010, We're Here To Help (Prophase). Now seven years into their second life, the band plays live on WFMU! Tune in to the Evan "Funk" Davies show at 9pm on Wednesday, October 5, and hear the live set that's been 35 years in the making! And catch Notekiller David First playing with Kid Millions as the band "Matter Waves" at the Stone on Saturday, Oct. 22!

Graham Duff
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

On this week's DO or DIY Graham Duff presents a musical mix of quiet contemplation and gentle unease.

Graham Duff is a writer, actor and producer. He created and wrote all fifty three episodes of the BBC TV comedy drama Ideal starring Johnny Vegas. Other TV work includes co-writing Doctor Terrible’s House of Horrible, a series of Hammer horror homages with Steve Coogan. For BBC Radio 4, he’s written and appeared in three series of the sci-fi sit-com Nebulous starring Mark Gatiss, script edited seven series of Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show and starred in his own show Stereonation. He’s also appeared in the Harry Potter films and written articles for The Guardian and Wire Magazine. Outside the world of TV and radio, Graham has collaborated with Mark E. Smith, Wire’s Colin Newman and ‘art terrorist’ Stewart Home.

Peter Murphy and Marilyn Manson
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Peter Murphy and Marilyn Manson! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Seven Second Delay at the UCB Theatre with Nate Silver, Michael Kupperman & Bradford Cox
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay return to the stage of NYC's UCB Theater this Wednesday, October 5th from 6-7pm for a live broadcast of Seven Second Delay. Joining Ken and Andy on stage will be political and baseball Seer Nate Silver, cartoonist & illustrator Michael Kupperman, and musical guest, Bradford Cox of the bands Atlas Sound & Deerhunter. Not to mention the first ever live demonstration of Radio for the Deaf! The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.

State of the Station Talk with Station Manager Ken
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011, 11am - Noon
Ken's show
Station Manager Ken dedicates the last hour of his show this Wednesday, October 5th from 11am to Noon, for a State of the Station talk. Ken will give an update on where things stand at WFMU technically, programming-wise, philosophically and financially. He'll also be highlighting the first Shock & Awetober, WFMU's month of specials, listener meetups and silent fundraising. Email questions or comments to Ken via this page here.

Key of Shame
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

(postponed from September) Dark sound atmospherics today courtesy of Mark Morgan (Sightings) and Pat Murano (Decimus/No Neck/Malkuth/K. Salvatore). Their recent 2LP on the Italian label Planam perfectly documents burnt ambient guitar/electronics interplay at its finest. Tune in.

King Fowley of Deceased
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's "Peer Pressure" segment continues every Tuesday at 1pm... A force to be reckoned with in the metal world for years, Virginia's DECEASED has been thrashing audiences since the mid-'80s. Fronted by animated vocalist King Fowley, they have some area shows coming up: Fri Oct 7th at St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, and Sat Oct 8th at the Kearny Irish Club. King is known as a personality in the metal scene for years, whose musical scope will blow listeners away! Listeners will be able to ask him questions on the comments board!

Freakout USA
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Three solid hours of swirling '60s psych from the USA -- plus a few tracks by people who didn't notice the '60s had ended.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Join This is the Modern World with Trouble on October 4th for Telebossa live from Berlin! Chico Mello and Nicholas Bussmann make stunning sounds that float between samba, jazz and chamber music. Watch them do this effortlessly when they perform at Issue Project room in Brooklyn on October 7!

The Polyps + Bird Names
Monday, October 3rd, 2011, 9am - Noon
Liz Berg's show
Liz Berg kicks of Shock & Awetober with 2 bands in one show!

First, we'll start with The Polyps, who is actually just one guy named Raf making lo-fi bedroom jangle pop and super-catchy chirpy experimental songs. Raf runs the Eggy tape label and is on tour in support of a forthcoming album on the Woodsist sublabel Hello Sunshine entitled "Ants On A Golden Cone."

Next up will be a live set from Bird Names of Chicago, who will delight your ears with off-kilter rock and slightly disturbing pop in the lo-fi weirdo vein. Their latest LP entitled "Metabolism: A Salute to the Energy of the Sun" (Northern-Spy) was a hit on WFMU earlier this year, and they are currently touring with Bubbly Mommy Gun. Check them out live at the Northern-Spy Records Festival at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on Oct 1st or at PS1 on Oct 2nd!

Tribute to Sylvia Robinson
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011, 7pm - 9pm
Monica's show
Tune in this Sunday, Oct. 2, 7-9pm as Monica presents a tribute to legendary producer, label exec, singer, and hip-hop pioneer Sylvia Robinson. From her 1950s hits with Hot Lips Page and Mickey Baker to her oft-sampled siren recordings as Sylvia to founding mother of rap with Sugarhill Records, this is one dame who did it all and did it her way.

Ladies First + live set by Jealousy
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011, 6am - 9am
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh
Sunday, October 2nd, Keili kicks off Beastin' The Airwaves' Awesome Shock & Awetober with "Ladies First": Keili's favorite moments, sound bites and playlist sets from the AWEsome Female DJs of WFMU. But to make things more Shock and AWEsome, Mark Treise will throb, creep and haunt his way into your soul and "have your children" with an AWEsomely layered live set by his one man project, Jealousy.

The Unheard Music of the Uyghurs with Guest DJ Andrew Demetre
Saturday, October 1st, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Writer and performer Andrew Demetre takes us on a musical journey to Xinjiang Province, far western China. He'll spin rarely heard music of the Uyghur ethnic minority, from deeply traditional music to the latest U-Pop. And he'll shed light on how Uyghur musicians have managed to squeeze their expression through the strict filters of the Communist Party of China. Tonight's show is a preview of Radio XUAR, the Uyghur Music show-and-tell Andrew will present at Jimmy's No. 43, 43 East 7th Street in Manhattan on Thursday October 6.

Saturday, October 1st, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The Cherry Blossom Clinic is thrilled to welcome Sorrows to the Cherry Blossom Clinic this Saturday October 1st! Rising from the ashes of the Poppees, Sorrows created some of the greatest power-pop new wave in the '70s, melding super hooks and harmonies with a hard-driving guitar attack. Bomp!Records has released Sorrows' "Bad Times Good Times," an AMAZING collection of previously unreleased power-pop gems, demos and live performances. Sorrows East Coast tour kicks off this week, so you can see them at the Bowery Electric in NYC on October 1st or the Brighton Bar in Long Branch on October 2nd, but be sure to catch the legendary reunion of the Sorrows on the Cherry Blossom Clinic first!

Bass player & founding member of New Orleans’ The Meters, George Porter
Saturday, October 1st, 2011, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with New Orleans music legend George Porter whose credits include the funky instrumentals of The Meters that redefined the New Orleans sound in the late 1960’s & early 70’s, and session work with Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Lee Dorsey and a host of others – including Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade” and Dr. John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time.”

Allysen Callery
Saturday, October 1st, 2011, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Rhode Island singer-songwriter Allysen Callery recorded a live session at FMU recently, and this will be aired Saturday, October 1st. Her third release, “Winter Island”, from Woodland Recordings in Berlin, presents her singing and nylon-string guitar playing in beautiful, stark relief, and evokes much the same spirit of the great folk albums of the 1970s. Her songwriting, always poetic, has found an even deeper level, one that conjures not only the flavor of the UK and Irish folk revival but the magic of the old songs themselves.

Shock & Awetober
Saturday, October 1st, 2011, Midnight - Tuesday, November 1st, 2011, 3am
LIVE BROADCASTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Give the Drummer Radio stream & Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)

WFMU is throwing a giant party through the month of October, and you're invited! It's called Shock & Awetober.

Expect tons of special guests and on-air surprises, listener meet-ups, Singles Going Steady Week, WFMU's Record Fair (Oct 28-30 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St, Manhattan), and our first-ever RadioVision Festival & Conference (Oct 28-30, upstairs from the Record Fair).

On top of all this, we will be holding a stealth online/mail-only campaign to attempt to raise the money we need this Fall without interrupting our programming with a fundraiser. We hope you'll join us!

Singles Going Steady Week on WFMU
Monday, October 24th, 2011, Midnight - Monday, October 31st, 2011, Midnight
It's Singles Going Steady Week -- to commemorate the WFMU Record Fair, which takes place Oct 28-30 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan (125 W. 18th St). DJs will play nothing but 7-inch records all week long. Listen up and catch the excitement that can only happen at 45 rotations per minute.

Dorothea Schürch and Tim Hodgkinson
Friday, September 30th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Criminally unknown in America, the Swiss vocalist Dorothea Schürch is a phenom of extended larynx technique. As a talented improviser and actress, she has recently taken up the singing saw as a way to expand her role in collaborative musicmaking. She will be joined by British multi-instrumentalist Tim Hodgkinson, well known as a founding member of the legendary experimental rock band Henry Cow and more recently the trio Konk Pack. Tune on for a guaranteed session of ear expansion.

Return of the Son of Whacked-out Hillbilly 45s
Thursday, September 29th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Nutty record collector Greg Germani of Decatur, Georgia will be dropping by for another edition of full-throttle honky-tonkers and screwball hillbilly and country records from the dark corners of the vault. What's on tap? Long-forgotten records dealing with monkeys, hippies, tramps, fried food, domestic violence, hardcore alcoholics, country fuzz, adultery, dead kids, dead parents, Colonel Sanders, drug abuse, Viet Nam, outlaw bikers, depression, women's lib, and some misogynistic dating advice. And a square dancing record that's actually worth hearing!

Mikal Cronin
Thursday, September 29th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Ty Segall associate and member of the Moonhearts, Mikal Cronin steps out on his own with an amazing debut solo album on the Trouble In Mind label, who aptly sums up the LP as such: Taking influences such as late sixties Del Shannon and The Everly Brothers and filtering them through his own mutant California fuzz. We agree! Catch Mikal later the same night opening for the aforementioned Mr. Segall.

Kitchen's Floor & Fat History Month
Thursday, September 29th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Brisbane Australia's Kitchen's Floor is a 3-piece with oversaturated guitar, bass hooks and a pots-n pan ornamented drum kit. Look Forward to Nothing, their second LP, is out now on Siltbreeze stateside. KF previously released a cassette on Negative Guest List and their debut LP, Loneliness Is a Dirty Mattress, was released on Australia's R.I.P. Society and their own Bedroom Suck Records. Bedroom Suck label-mates Fat History Month are a duo from Boston, and joining Kitchen's Floor on a massive USA tour throughout September that caps off with this WFMU live session on Talk's Cheap!

Slayer and Rob Halford
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Slayer and Rob Halford of Judas Priest! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

The Jack Moves + Anika
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
The Duane Train
New Jersey based soul funk band and rcent signees to Wax Poetics record label, the Jack Moves come by Duane's on Wednesday to play a couple of songs live and to spin some hard funk 45's. Later Stones Throw's post punk chanteuse Anika, will be swinging by for a chat and to spin a few records the day after her debut NYC performance Sept 27th.

The Ex live from ATP at Minehead, UK
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

December, 2010: from the circus-tent atmosphere of All Tomorrows Parties at the Butlins resort in Minehead, England, Brian brought back assorted live recordings that will be popping up in the weeks ahead on various WFMU shows. The Godspeed You Black Emperor-curated weekend featured a lineup that included the likes of Cluster, Black Dice, and Neurosis to, amazingly enough, Weird Al Yankovic, but it was Holland's legendary Ex that got even the resort workers to stop dead in their tracks while they played. For over 30 years the anarchic punk band has roamed a wilderness of free sounds that have included collaborations with everyone from Tom Cora, Han Bennink, Getatchew Mekuria and more; they've performed live on Brian's show in 2006 previously, and headlined an incredible WFMU 50th Anniversary show in 2008 live at Lincoln Center that brought over an arsenal of kindred spirit Ethiopian musicians. Today's broadcast from Minehead showcases new singer/guitarist Arnold deBoer and finds the Ex as a quartet in total attack mode!

Chris Kirkley
Monday, September 26th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture

On Monday Sept 26th, Chris Kirkley of Sahel Sounds will join DJ Rupture to discuss his work in Mauritania and Mali exploring desert guitars and the DIY PC production featured on his "Music from Saharan Cellphones" compilation as well as his "Ishilan n-Tenere" comp for Mississippi Records.

Bird of Youth
Sunday, September 25th, 2011, 5pm - 7pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

Not all music journalists who take a go at being musicians are able to walk it like they professionally talk it. However, Beth Wawerna, an Atlanta-native/Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter, exudes true lyrical introspection interlaced with melodic whimsy in her musical project Bird of Youth. Her band's recently released first album, Defender, co-produced by Will Sheff of Okkervil River, stands as a document to Wawerna's talents on the performing side of the Industry of Human Happiness. For this absolutely live session, she will be presenting a pared-down version of her group, yet without sacrificing an iota of the power and nuance of her songs.

Seed Stock Records co-hosts My Castle of Quiet
Friday, September 23rd, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
One of the best stateside labels dealing in black metal, its antecedents and children, with a far-reaching eye on the genre, marketing titles from both dead center and the experimental fringe (on cassette, CD and vinyl) Seed Stock has made a powerful mark in its relatively short existence. RB, prime mover of the band Raspberry Bulbs, and owner/proprietor of Seed Stock, returns to My Castle of Quiet (following the band's triumphant live debut on the show in July) to dazzle the listeners with items from his extensive collection of rare and exceptional recordings, demos, etc. This is a not-to-be-missed event for black metal fans, punk fans, old-timers and newcomers alike.

German Measles
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

When German Measles made their WFMU debut, the Queens-based 4-piece consisting of former caUSE co-MOTION!'ers had yet to release any records. While sharing members with Beachniks and McD0nalds, these shambolic popsters have gone on to release a flurry of vinyls on Captured Tracks, Vivian Girls' Wild World imprint, and their latest, A German Joke Is No Laughing Matter, on What's Your Rupture. We'll be treated to a set of ALL NEW material as the Measles reveal the secret behind their name and get amp'd up for a show Sept 27th at Brooklyn's Glasslands with Veronica Falls

Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label with Bill Adler & Cey Adams
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Bill Adler was Def Jam's director of publicity from 1984 to 1990. During this period he worked with Run-DMC, Whodini, Kurtis Blow, LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Slick Rick, Eric B & Rakim, EPMD, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, 3rd Bass, De La Soul and many others. Cey Adams started writing graffiti when he was a teenager in Queens, met Russell Simmons in 1984 & became the in-house graphic artist at Def Jam, creating stage backdrops, t-shirt and hat designs, logos, advertisements, etc. He formed "The Drawing Board Graphic Design" with Steve Carr and designed album covers for countless artists. Together, Bill & Cey have just finished their collaborative book; "Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label." Fix the static on your boombox and learn a little lesson from two crucial figures in the hip-hop world.

The Authorities
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with The Authorities (Stockton, CA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Mike Doughty
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Mike Doughty will perform live on Irwin's program Weds. September 21 at 5pm. In 1992, while working as a doorman at the Knitting Factory and writing for New York Press, the singer/songwriter founded Soul Coughing, who released three albums. Since the band's breakup in Y2K, Doughty has released six solo albums and several EPs and has toured extensively. His offer to become lead guitarist for Limp Bizkit was turned down cold. Doughty will perform songs from his new album YES AND ALSO YES, accompanied by Andrew "Scrap" Livingston on cello.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner
Oxbow are not easy listening fare: half of this legendary Bay Area combo played a somewhat dark acoustic session on Brian's show in 2004 that contained one of the most harrowing, bareboned, messed-up Beatles covers in memory. Live, singer/author/1st place divisional 2003 California Submission Fighting champion Eugene Robinson has pretty much terrorized (and sometimes physically administered beatdowns to) club audiences who attempt to ratchet up the volatility factor of Oxbow shows, which are equal parts jazzed-out metalcore, deconstructed swamp-blues, and weird, laced-with-tension postrock. They're a band of great scope; Eugene's been Lee Hazlewood to both Marianne Faithfull's and Lydia Lunch's Nancy Sinatra, and their latest LP Songs For the French (Hydra Head) showcases both their live performance side and improvisational abilities.

Joe Preston
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane's next installment of PEER PRESSURE features Joe Preston, who's been in almost every heavy band to have existed! From Earth to the Melvins, to Harvey Milk, High On Fire, Sunn O))), Men's Recovery Project - and always including his personal -heavier-than-a-blue-whale-with-an-elephant-strapped-to-it's-back - Thrones, he's contributed massively to the world of heavy music! Tune in and hear what's between the ears of this musical behemoth while Diane picks his brain! Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine airs Noon-3pm; the Peer Pressure segment begins promptly at 1pm!

No Babies
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

Oakland No-Wave revivalist shredder technicians assault their audience with dueling sax and guitar lines, twisted drums and matching underwear. Children and pregnant woman be warned.

Anthropologist Thomas Ross Miller
Monday, September 19th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Dan’s guest, anthropologist with a difference Thomas Ross Miller, returns to the Airborne Event for an archaeological dig into the 1980s post-punk avant-garde. We'll exhume sonic specters from the Dada performance art of the subversive pre-capitalist Budapest underground, the gone club scenes of Vienna, Zürich and London, and the lo-fi panchromatic haze of New York’s East Village. Buried beneath the shell heaps, the layers include a sampling of original music to knit by from Tom and various collaborators. Plus, get ready to ask Tom questions about any aspect of life, the universe or everything for our interactive feature Ask an Anthropologist! The answers will probably have *something* to do with your questions, guaranteed!

Peter Biedermann
Monday, September 19th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Following a string of performances in libraries, house concerts, churches and other similar listener friendly performance spaces.

Liquid Liquid's Salvatore Principato
Monday, September 19th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Therese's show
Salvatore Principato, downtown stalwart, vocalist for legendary NYC band Liquid Liquid, vegan chef, and international superstar DJ fresh off gigs in Paris & Tel Aviv, stops by Therese's show for a chat and a guest DJ session. Liquid Liquid formed in 1980, and released three EPs of dance floor-filling, minimalist punk-funk before disbanding in 1984. They have occasionally reunited for performances since then, including the Primavera Sound Festival, All Tomorrow's Parties, LCD Soundsystem's farewell shows, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Slip in and out of phenomenon...

Abstract Artimus
Sunday, September 18th, 2011, 6am - 9am
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh
Abstract Artimus kicks out the jams and the riffs and the licks and kicks the sh*t out of everyone on the live session playground with their Stooges meets Lynyrd Skynyrd, meets Nivana, meets Ted Nugent attack on Rock N Roll. Artimus himself tells everyone to, "Drop acid, smoke weed and eat pu$$y 'til your jaw breaks!" That goes for the girls too.

Live from Barbes: Patrick Farrell & Ben Holmes + Freak Fandango Orchestra (Spain) + Forward Kwenda (Zimbabwe) + CHIA's Dance Party + Pre-show FMU Meet-and-Greet
Saturday, September 17th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

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

Featuring the talented tandem of Patrick Farrell(accordion) and Ben Holmes (trumpet), who mix their adoration of East European music with the odd bit of 60s pop and other strange musical bedfellows; uproarious Balkan-punky Barcelona band Freak Fandango Orchestra, who will jet across the Atlantic for a prestigious NY Gypsy Festival show at Drom (85 Ave. A in the East Village) on Friday Sept 16th before capping off their visit with a special set during our remote; brilliant Zimbabwean mbira vitruoso Forward Kwenda, renowned for his complex and entirely original performance technique; and CHIA's Dance Party, brassy spin-off of acclaimed Colombian roots band La Cumbiamba EneYe, which uses Colombian marching band tradition as a jumping off point but from that point on, the sky's the limit.

As usual Irene Trudel co-hosts with Rob. Admission is free during the broadcast, we'll be doling out free FMU swag, and - if that's not enough - the show will be preceded by an FMU Listener Meet-Up hosted by fabulous FMU Monday morning host and Assistant GM Liz Berg from 5 to 6 pm.

Morton Subotnick and George Lewis in Conversation
Friday, September 16th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
The Miniature Minotaur is greatly anticipating a conversation with two legends of new music. Morton Subotnick is a pioneer of electronic music. His 1967 Buchla album "Silver Apples of the Moon" remains a significant touchstone in the history of synthesizer music. Trombonist George Lewis joined the seminal Chicago jazz collective the AACM in 1974 and has gone on to do his own profound work with electronic music as well as teaching in the Jazz Studies program at Columbia University. The two are sharing a bill at Roulette's new Brooklyn theater on Sept. 22, and will stop by WFMU to talk about electronics, teaching and their lifetimes of musicmaking.

Hans Chew
Friday, September 16th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

Hans Chew will grace the Love Room with his country-tonk, barrelhouse New Orleans R&B piano tunes, emblazoned by a lineage of Dr. John, Little Feat, Bobby Charles and Jelly Roll Morton. Perhaps better known (for now) for his piano work with D. Charles Speer & The Helix, Jack Rose and Chris Forsyth, Chew's debut album Tennessee & Other Stories (Three Lobed) was number 3 on Uncut's list of Top 20 Americana albums of 2010 with a bullet. Tune in!

Jonathan Ward of Excavated Shellac
Thursday, September 15th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Jonathan Ward is the collector, researcher, and writer behind Excavated Shellac, an incredible online resource for folkloric and vernacular music from around the world. In addition to offering digitized 78rpm recordings for free at his website (and preserved on the Free Music Archive), Excavated Shellac has begun to curate compilations for Dust to Digital. Last year's Strings LP compiled "guitar, oud, tar, violin and more from the 78rpm era". On deck is Opika Pende: Africa at 78rpm, a 4-disc set of over 100 previously unissued recordings dating as far back as 1909, accompanied by a 112-page softcover book.

Thanksgiving Brown, Peter Agoston of Female Fun, Modern Shark, Junk Science, Tone Tank, Scott Thorough, & Cavalier
Thursday, September 15th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Some old friends coming by to sing songs and clap hands!

Carl Stone
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Carl Stone is checking in from his summertime perch in Umbria. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between California and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the faculty of the Information Media Technology Department, School of Information Science and Technology at Chukyo University in Japan.

Geddy Lee
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Geddy Lee of Rush (Toronto, ON)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Rich Russo "Anything Anything"
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Rich Russo, host of the commercial free-form music show "Anything Anything," which aired on the now-defunct WRXP on Sunday nights in New York, will be Irwin's on-air guest Wednesday afternoon, September 14. Despite its unpredictable mix of genre-surfing, "Anything Anything" was a ratings success on a station with an ill-fated format. Russo is currently stringing together a loose network of affiliates to revive "Anything Anything" simultaneously on both commercial and non-commercial outlets. An admitted admirer of WFMU (with the t-shirts to prove it), Russo got away with airing scratchy vinyl, warped cassettes, and audio ripped from VHS tapes on a commercial rock station. He'll talk about the rise and fall of WRXP's "New York rock experience" and about his new venture.

Stephen Duncombe & Maxwell Tremblay
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.
Stephen Duncombe and Maxwell Tremblay will be in studio to discuss their new book White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race. Jay will try to keep the conversion intellectual-sounding and pretend like he started listening to punk before he was old enough to buy beer while Bronwyn will call him a “young” and make knowing comments about the early days of the New York hardcore scene.

Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner
Tom heads up from Philly and reprises his yearly visit to BT's show with another box of excellent sounds: mostly 7" singles in the realm of curious outsiders, baked DIY auteurs from all corners of the world, basement punks, malformed synth epics and other miscellaneous home-brewed weirdness. A rare and always exciting opportunity to hear some real quality stuff from between the cracks you never even knew existed. Presented with photos of cover art in the playlist sidelines to boot!

Carl Canedy
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane's next installment of Peer Pressure features Carl Canedy of the Rods! He is legendary for his drumming skills and for producing many '80s metal staples: Anthrax's "Fistful of Metal," Exciter's "Violence" and "Force", Helstar's "Burning Star," and even a Blue Cheer record! Tune in and hear what's between his ears while Diane picks his brain! Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine airs Noon-3pm; the Peer Pressure segment begins promptly at 1pm!

High Castle
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

Oakland spaz punks High Castle drop by the WFMU studio to kick, scratch, and whine their way in to the hearts of America.

The 10 year anniversary of America losing its freaking mind
Monday, September 12th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
On September 12th 2011, TMI will present a rare "live" program commemorating ten years of American cognitive dissonance. Host Benjamen Walker will be joined by the journalists Jonathan Kay and Petra Bartosiewicz and they will take listener calls. Jonathan Kay is the author of "Among the Truthers" a book about America's growing conspiracy theory movement and the people who believe in them. Petra Bartosiewicz has been writing about the FBI's hunt for terrorist networks and sleeper cells. Her soon-to-be-published book is called "The Best Terrorists We Could Find," an investigation of terrorism trials in the U.S. since 9/11.

Les Chauds Lapins
Monday, September 12th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Les Chauds Lapins ("the hot rabbits"), lead by New York's Kurt Hoffman and Meg Reichardt, specialize in a repertoire of French swing from the 1920's through the 40's. The group has re-arranged long-forgotten French classics for banjo-ukes, string trio, guitar and winds, mixing the rootsiness of early American jazz with the lushness of a Bernard Hermann film soundtrack. They drop by WFMU to play live.

Monday, September 12th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Noveller's beautiful layered compositions will leave you in a state of wonder. How does one woman make all of these lovely and jarring sounds all at once? How can she do it with just one electric guitar? Sarah Lipstate, the woman behind the guitar, graces the WFMU studio with a taste of her signature slow-burn songs that build to joyous noisy symphonies. Noveller's new album "Glacial Glow" (Saffron / Weird Forest) is aptly titled and a recent fave of Liz's. Tune in to drown yourself in the pretty noise!

"Peter & the Wolf" Jazz Rarity
Monday, September 12th, 2011, 6am - 9am
More Than A Few Exciting Moments with Frank O'Toole
Frank will feature a jazz rarity on his program this week at 8am: The Incredible Jimmy Smith's soulful 1966 take on Serge Prokofiev's "Peter & The Wolf," arranged & conducted by Oliver Nelson.

Daniel Breland and Nathan Tempro
Sunday, September 11th, 2011, 6am - 9am
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh
Keili hangs out with 16 year old Hip Hop and Youtube sensations, Daniel Breland and Nathan Tempro. Their beats are hot, their timing is perfect and their raps are raw and powerful, yet eloquent.

Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal
Saturday, September 10th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Over the years there have been many collaborations and crossover projects involving the entrancing West African harp-lute, the kora - but few if any have achieved the extraodinary symbiosis of French cellist extraordinaire Vincent Ségal and Malian kora virtuoso Ballaké Sissoko. The duo has released a beautiful CD, Chamber Music, and wowed a packed room at last January's Globalfest showcase in NY. They return for a highly anticipated North American Tour this month, including a big NY show at CUNY's Elebash Recital Hall, 365 5th Ave on Tuesday September 27. We're honored to meet Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal in person for an interview and performance on today's show.

Sex Pistol's Glen Matlock
Saturday, September 10th, 2011, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Glen Matlock, original bassist of the Sex Pistols - the band who changed the course of Rock & Roll and popular culture with the release of "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols."

Ponderosa Stomp Preview Show
Thursday, September 8th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

In anticipation of of a killer weekend in New Orleans, Matt Fiveash and Gaylord Fields drop by S.P.A.Z.Z. HQ for a Pre-Ponderosa Stomp Blast-a-Roo! Fiveash has lotsa records, Gaylord has lotsa records (and a Sugarboy story) and Spazz just drops lotsa records on the floor. A not to be missed three hour radio spectacular for the loud crowd monkey set!

Sally Crewe and the Sudden Moves + John Doe
Thursday, September 8th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Sally Crewe and the Sudden Moves return to WFMU with a new release, the "Transmit/Receive" EP, and a new lead guitarist, the legendary Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices, Death of Samantha, etc.) who co-produced and co-wrote the new record.

In the second half of our guest doubleheader, John Doe will be stopping by the show! John of course is the founder of the legendary L.A. punk band X, the Knitters, and is an accomplished actor (Roadhouse, Roadside Prophets, Roswell, etc.). He has just released a brand new album, "Keeper," and, well, it IS a keeper! John will be playing in NYC later the same night at the Rockwood Music Hall then be back later in the month playing three shows in the area with X!

Jonny Barber & The Living Deads
Thursday, September 8th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Underwater Theme Park with Meghan

Jonny Barber & The Living Deads perform and embody revved up American Rockabilly and Rock n' Roll music. The band features Jonny Barber on guitar and vocals, Symphony Tidwell on standup bass, and Randee McKnight on drums. Based in Denver, CO, the band was traveling across country in their home/trailer, when they swung by the WFMU studios to do a live set for Underwater Theme Park. Their raw sound and presence will make you swear that the old rockabilly legends walk again.

Cute Lepers
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

'77 punk might be the jumping off point for Cute Lepers -- there's even a song called "'77" on their latest album -- but they take that sound and run with it, taking it to places that the Ramones and Heartbreakers never imagined. That new album, Adventure Time (1-2-3-4-Go!/Damaged Goods), is chock-full of catchy anthemic hits and is a cinch to place in the upper reaches of efd's 2011 Best Of list. They're playing live on Thursday Sept. 1 at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn and are touring extensively across the US; check for a show near you, and tune in on Sept. 7 to hear them live on WFMU!

Andrew Sharpley DJ mix
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Late of various obscure nineties European electronic bands, inc. Stock, Hausen and Walkman, Dummy Run, a&e, etc (no i haven't heard of them either), Andrew Sharpley is currently operative at an address surprisingly close to where you live.

Eugene Chadbourne
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with the Eugene Chadbourne (Greensboro, NC)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Seven Second Delay at the UCB Theatre with Lionel, Jane Borden & The Jingle Punk Orchestra
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay return to the stage of NYC's UCB Theater this Wednesday, September 7th from 6-7pm for a live broadcast of Seven Second Delay. Joining Ken and Andy on stage will be Talk Show and TV Commentator Lionel, Comedy Writer Jane Borden, and musical guests The Jingle Punk Orchestra. The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on The Duane Train

Stones Throw artist Jonti will be stopping by for an interview and a DJ set.

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