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Diane Kamikaze's rundown of Fury Fest
Thursday, July 14th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Follow Diane Kamikaze to LeMans, France to hear her rundown of Fury Fest, one of Europe's premier heavy music festivals. Fury Fest featured nearly 100 bands in a three day event which she attended. You'll hear field recordings, station IDs, music AND a giant companion blog entry chock full of photos will be available for your visual interest as well...TUNE IN!


Jon Judah
Wednesday, July 13th, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Jon's been a b-boy since the word applied to real hip-hop heads, when breakers were breakin' and DJ's were spinnin' JB! He comes from the era when the music was still fresh and innocent. Tune in as Judah speaks on hip-hop, plays some of his favorites and schools all the new students!


"Update on September 11th and Related Matters"
Tuesday, July 12th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #517 in Dave Emory's "For the Record' series


Peter Noone & Terry Sylvester
Monday, July 11th, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Peter Noone joins Jonesey to discuss his life and times with Herman's Hermits and beyond. Also on Hand will be Terry Sylvester who will also discuss his years in Rock & Roll. Sylvester began his career with The Escorts appearing with the Beatles at The Cavern before forming The Swinging Blue Jeans and eventually replacing Graham Nash as a Member of The Hollies with whom he sang some of their biggest hits.


Abbot Gleason and T.C. Boyle
Monday, July 11th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Abbott Gleason, Professor of History at Brown University, discusses "On Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell and our Future" and author T.C. Boyle on Kinsey.


TWO BANDS: The Kitchen Cynics & In Gowan Ring with Nick Castro
Monday, July 11th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Monday July 11th: It's a psych-folk-a-rama! First, a rare visit from Scotland's Kitchen Cynics (aka Alan Davidson), notable for weaving dreamy threads of song. The ever-prolific Mr. Davidson's latest self-made disc is "Master of the Fuzzy Fadeout, " laden with glorius echo-drenched guitars, floaty flutes and trad-folk finery. Then Nick Castro joins in with the mysterious In Gowan Ring for more than a few beautiful moments in music. Nick has just released a new album on Portland, OR's great Strange Attractors label. As a review the foxydigitalis.com website describes him: "Castro is a master craftsman. His songs flicker in the air like distant stars; they're subtle at first glance, but as you dig deeper, you realize how immense they really are." The reclusive In Gowan Ring joins Nick during this tour, with a new album on the way. It's been a great while since their last recorded output, always a unique synthesis of folk, medieval and psychedelia.


Contramano
Saturday, July 9th, 2005, 9pm - Midnight
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Transpacific Sound Paradise rocks en espanol! Or maybe we should say agit-rocks, because this rather off-kilter Argentine/Spanish/NYC indie rock trio - featuring cello as lead instrument - likes to get political. Live acoustic set, interviews, and we'll learn about the ever-growing summerlong Latino Cultural Festival in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, where Contramano is playing on July 29.


The Insomniacs
Saturday, July 9th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
New Jersey's own Masters of Mod make a return visit to the Cherry Blossom Clinic! Their latest Estrus release, 'Switched On,' is a brilliant blend of freakbeat, power pop and 70s rock -- fans of the Real Kids, Small Faces, Badfinger, and the like should definitely take notice and tune in! Then go see the Insomniacs live at Maxwells on Friday July 15 with Holly Golightly and The Woggles!


Listener Quinn Harraty ably takes the helm
Saturday, July 9th, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Mike Wexler
Saturday, July 9th, 2005, 2am - 6am
on Hatch's show

Mike Wexler, a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn by way of central New Jersey, used to play around these parts with a band called the Fourth Rome before making a go of it on his own. His lovely debut was recorded with a little help from Jordi Wheeler and Charles Burst of the Occasion. The EP was just released by the burgeoning I & Ear record label and features 5 graceful and stripped-down acoustic pop songs in the vein of Cass McCombs, M. Ward, Devendra Banhart, and Vetiver.


Ifwhen
Thursday, July 7th, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Ifwhen will be performing songs from their new record We Will Gently Destroy You. Imagine My Bloody Valentine and Air meeting King Crimson to create walls of sound for the 21st century. Ifwhen are carefully chaotic and disorienting with intertwined melodies, slightly awkward rhythms, and heavier grooves than you'd expect from anything else that could ever resemble "shoegaze." Like a pretty nightmare that's quite unsettling if you let it be - and you definitely should. Featuring ex-members of All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors.


Unshackled!
Thursday, July 7th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aircheck
Unshackled! is the longest running dramatic series in radio history, running weekly since 1950. The show still features live cheesy organ music, folie artists providing live sound effects and original morality plays, each proving "that Christ can break the fetters of sin and set the sinner free." Unshackled! is produced by The Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, and can be heard on 1,550 radio stations, in 147 countries. It's the radio equivalent of Chick Tracts and Reefer Madness.


"Interview with Daniel Hopsicker about the Venice, Florida coverup"
Tuesday, July 5th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #516 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Comets On Fire
Tuesday, July 5th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

In July 2003, these guys blew in to Brian's show from California and torched the joint with a molten brew of Chrome, Keith Moon, Hawkwind and Detroit rock; in fact it was such a monster psych jam that the biggest Head of them all, Julian Cope, even bootlegged the session and put it out on his own label. What more do you want? Since then, Comets On Fire have put out an amazing Sub Pop LP called "Blue Cathedral", toured the world, and even learned to ease back and choogle down while still delivering nothing short of a total ROCK meltdown. Ethan, Utrillo, Noel and the two Bens are back and are promising surprises for WFMU. Do not miss!


Love of Diagrams
Saturday, July 2nd, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

This three-piece from Melbourne, Australia, stops by WFMU to play songs from their latest EP, 'We Got Communication,' out now on the Unstable Ape label. Their songs evoke memories of the the early 80s, calling to mind the musical naivete and experimentation of New York no-wave and the energy and tunefulness of English post-punk. The band's list of their favorite LPs includes The Slits' "Cut," the New York Noise no-wave comp, Wire's "154," the Meat Puppets' "II" and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Fever to Tell."


Listener Kurt Gottschalk presents: Misinterpretations of The Beatles
Saturday, July 2nd, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Brush Creek Follies
Thursday, June 30th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aircheck
For nearly 20 years, from the late 1930s til the mid-'50s, radio listeners across the Midwest had a steady date every Saturday night: Brush Creek Follies presented live over KMBC in Kansas City. With a regular lineup of performers that included Tex Owens, Bud And Spud, Colorado Pete, Kit and Kay, Herby Kratoska, and emcee Hiram Mortimer Higsby, "radio's original rube," Brush Creek Follies was the second-most popular hillbilly radio show in the country, second only to Chicago's "National Barn Dance" program. This week on Aircheck, WFMU is fixin' to give you a rare chance to hear the "Irishman's Night" episode of this classic program, from 1941, courtesy of the University of Missouri library archives. Round up the family, gather round the radio (or the computer), and tune in to WFMU.


Michael Holman
Wednesday, June 29th, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Whenever the beginnings of hip-hop in New York City are discussed, the name Michael Holman comes up. His credentials read like the history itself. He is the creator and host of "Graffiti Rock", he created, directed and choreographed the New York City Breakers, and he also associate produced the film "Beat Street". He also presented artists such as DJ Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Wizard Theodore, DJ Kool Herc, and the Rock Steady Crew through his club Negril. Tune in to hear some serious stories and hear some of Mr. Holman's favorite cuts from the past!


"Funds and Games" (repeat)
Tuesday, June 28th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #446 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Annette Insdorf
Monday, June 27th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Annette Insdorf, Professor of Film in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, discusses Francois Truffaut's classic 1962 film Jules et Jim.


TWO BANDS: Viking Moses & The Wingdale Community Singers
Monday, June 27th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
A duo of folk ensembles grace the WFMU studios today. First up, Viking Moses, a dark-folk flower-child of current times starts things off. Possibly concieved in the Little America truckstop in Little America, Wyoming, Viking Moses was handpicked by Devendra Banhart to be on his compilation, "Golden Apples of the Sun." Then The Wingdale Community Singers who are the trio of Hannah Marcus (Dazzling Vocals), Rick Moody (Novel Words), and David Grubbs (Contrarian Utility Fielder). The Wingdales greatly varied talents contribute to a sound that is both urbanly modernistic in an Old-Timey sort of way.


Laura Cantrell
Saturday, June 25th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Terre T is thrilled and honored to present a live set from fellow WFMU DJ -- and Matador recording artist -- Laura Cantrell! Beloved by John Peel, Elvis Costello, and WFMU listeners alike, Laura has one of the most emotional and evocative voices you'll ever hear. Her first two albums earned comparisons to everyone from Lucinda Williams to Kitty Wells; tune in and join Laura as she steps out of the Radio Thrift Shop and into the Clinic next door. Then follow her over to Maxwell's where she performs that night to commemorate the release of her new Matador album 'Humming by the Flowered Vine.'


Listener Taso Stefanidis on the one and two
Saturday, June 25th, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

1960's Soft Drink Jingle Jungle
Thursday, June 23rd, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aircheck
Want a coke? Of course, the whole world does, and always did, thanks to the incessant piledriver ad campaigns that have been a part of radio and TV culture through the decades. Today we feature some highlights from amazing stream-of-consciousness collection of nonstop soda spew, released on the X-Static label a couple of years ago. Besides soda-shilling spots from the likes of the Troggs, Nancy Sinatra, Tom Jones, the Box Tops and more, there's plenty or random jingles presented in a rapid-fire production manner that makes it all into a mind-numbing blur. Prepare to have some of your deepest memories popped open.


MED
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
After several years of appearances on West Coast albums such as Quasimoto, Madvillain, Lootpack, Cut Chemist, and Madlib, the MC known as MED makes an amazing step forward with his debut full length "Push Come To Shove". Gearing up for The Stones Throw tour, MED will call in for a little chat about his new album, the tour and what he's grooving to at the moment!


Lee Feldman
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

Lee Feldman is a pianist and singer/songwriter from Brooklyn whose idiosyncratic songs are melodic and funny, except when they're melancholy (though they're still melodic). He has recorded three albums, "Living It All Wrong" (1997), "The Man in a Jupiter Hat" (2000), and the soon-to-be released "I've Forgotten Everything." He is also the creator of Starboy, a cartoon musical about a two-dimensional superhero who lives with his mathematician uncle and has been tapped to save the sponges from extinction. Feldman will perform live in the WFMU studios at 1:00 PM, accompanied by Byron Isaacs (bass) and Bill Dobrow (drums).


"Conversation w/John Loftus About the Muslim Brotherhood" AND "Update on the GOP-Islamist Connection"
Tuesday, June 21st, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Parts #514 and #515 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


The Rib-Eye Brothers
Tuesday, June 21st, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
This Jersey Shore-area supergroup (members of Monster Magnet and others) return to tear up WFMU's Studio B with a mix of garage-country-truckin'-rockin'-whatever tunes that will make the Shore fun again, as if Bon Jovi and medical waste never happened!


Tony Visconti
Monday, June 20th, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Famed Record Producer Tony Visconti joins Jonesey live in-studio for a conversation regarding his storied career. Visconti has produced such acts as Georgie Fame, The Moody Blues, Altered Images, The Boomtown Rats, and Badfinger. He has worked extensively with David Bowie having produced most of Bowie's albums from the 1970's as well as his latest 2 records. He also produced T-Rex and worked on the recent Ringo Starr produced documentary film "Born to Boogie".


James Tate
Monday, June 20th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian

Poet James Tate visits the show. His latest book is Return to the City of White Donkeys : Poems


Heavy Trash
Saturday, June 18th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Blues Explosion frontman Jon Spencer teams up with Matt Verta-Ray (ex-Madder Rose and Speedball Baby), and the resulting album (out now on Yep Roc) is a twisted dirtied-up take on rockabilly, R&B, and just plain rock'n'roll. Tune in to hear their live set on the Cherry Blossom Clinic, then catch them live that night at Maxwell's with the Sadies and Quintron and Miss Pussycat!


Officer Tom on the one and two!
Saturday, June 18th, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Murray Saul
Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aircheck
Through the 1970's this excitable WMMS Cleveland DJ weaved a tapestry of bellowing salutes to the upcoming weekend, literally frothing at the mic and covering it with saliva during his deep contemplations and freeform spieling on what the "Chocolate Covered Weekend meant" as well as celebrating the en masse release from the Chains of the Slavedriver. For years we knew him only as the "It's FRIIIIDAYYYYY!" guy, until finally landing his identity and recordings. We present one hopped-up DJ today for the inaugural show of Aircheck's return to WFMU.


Cylinder recording with the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (On Thomas Edison's Attic)
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on The Ragged Antique Phonograph Program with MAC and Mike the Barber

Join Rick Benjamin's world-renowned Paragon Ragtime Orchestra and wax cylinder phonograph expert Peter Dilg, as they recreate the sounds of an 1890s recording session using antique equipment.


"Keep Following the Money"
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #513 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


The Downbeat 5
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Mixing girl group hooks and harmonies with the biting guitars and spirit of punk rock, the Downbeat 5 return to WFMU to play material from their excellent new album, Victory Motel.


Freeform Fill-in for JM in the AM
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 6am - 9am
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Sami Yaffa's "Mad Juana"
Monday, June 13th, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Sami Yaffa joins Jonesey to discuss his life and times in Rock & Roll. He will be joined by his band Mad Juana who will perform live in our studios. Yaffa is a former member of Hanoi Rocks as well as Jetboy. In addition he is currently a member of the reformed New York Dolls.


Gore Vidal
Monday, June 13th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Ken Smith joins Dorian as they speak with Gore Vidal on the Conyers report and more. Don't miss it!


Freeform Fill-in for JM in the AM
Monday, June 13th, 2005, 6am - 9am
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Marqido
Monday, June 13th, 2005, Midnight - 3am
on
Janitor From Mars with R. Lim
Hailing from Tokyo, Marqido is the nom de laptop of experimental musician Matsumoto Nakayuki. His improvised combination of primitive electronic sounds with proto-industrial krautrock clatter was so enjoyable live that it led to this hastily arranged session on the Janitor From Mars radio program. Tune in to hear for yourself...


Listener Purple Shirt on the one and two
Saturday, June 11th, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

OCS, Tres Ferocious, and Eric Landmark with Nate Denver
Friday, June 10th, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on Orphan program

When word got out that the lead members of Coachwhips, Pink and Brown, Numbers, and Total Shutdown were coming to play the same room, the whole neighborhood put in their ear plugs and reinforced the walls. What they got, though, was the echoed-out lo-fi psych sweetness of OCS, melodic acoustic mastery of Tres Ferocious, and the old tymey country gospel charm of Eric Landmark. Tune in for a night of song swapin' in the summer air.


Autolux
Thursday, June 9th, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Hailing from L.A., drummer Carla Azar, guitarist Greg Edwards and bassist Eugene Goreshter all have well-rounded histories, including stints in bands like Ednaswap, Failure, and Maids of Gravity. As Autolux, they deliver post-psychedelic noise-pop that's positively captivating. Don't let California slide into the ocean without hearing this trio's vibrant squall first hand. T-Bone Burnett, who produced the soundtrack to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, also lent his expertise on the newest Autolux record, out on the Coen Bros' DMZ label.


Kenny G Rebroadcasts his first show on WFMU
Wednesday, June 8th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Kenny G will horribly embarrass himself by re-broadcasting his very first WFMU show, originally aired on January 7th 1995 during the graveyard shift at the old Upsala College studios. You will grimace as a very green, earnest, and ponderous Kenny stumbles for words and miscues records. After this show, you'll wonder why the management ever gave him a show in the first place; dull would be too polite a phrase for Kenny's early period. It's his twisted way of saying thank you, dear listeners, for indulging him for ten miserable years of radio work here at WFMU.


Tame One
Wednesday, June 8th, 2005, 2am - 6am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
One of the biggest representatives of true hip-hop culture from the the tri-state area, Tame One has been know for burning mics and bombing the land with his trademark graffiti for many years. Founding member of The Artifacts and The Boom Sqwad, Tame One has gone on to release several solo records and worked with the roughest MC's in all of the Hip-Hop Nation. Tune in as the Nottyheaded Terror drops by for a DJ set of his favorite tracks, and exclusives from his own vaults.


TWO BANDS: Rainy Day Saints and the Mainliners
Tuesday, June 7th, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
On record, the Rainy Day Saints are one-man band Dave Swanson (ex-Cobra Verde/Death of Samantha/Guided By Voices/Reactions) producing beautiful and haunting pop-rock-psych combining perfect pop melodies and rock jams. Dave has put together a band of Cleveland all-stars to take the show on the road, including a stop at WFMU. The other members have played in such Cleveland rock acts as Prisonshake, Gem, and the Unknown and put the accent on the power in the Rainy Say Saints' power pop.

The Mainliners are the latest rock export from Sweden, from Ludvika about 20 miles northwest of Stockholm. Their debut album, "Bring on the Sweetlife," combines the Stooges' raw exuberance with good old British R&B and a taste of Kinks pop sense producing an explosive yet soothing sound.


Terry Funk and Dusty Rhodes
Monday, June 6th, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Former World Heavyweight Champion Professional Wrestlers Terry Funk and Dusty Rhodes (The American Dream) join Jonesey for a conversation regarding their life and times.


Bruce Gilden and Graham Dorrington
Monday, June 6th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian

Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden gives us the goods on shooting in the streets of New York and elsewhere, followed by Graham Dorrington, the British aeropspace engineer who is the subject of the Werner Herzog documentary "White Diamond", now playing at Film Forum in Manhattan and elsewhere.


Ghetto Ways
Saturday, June 4th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

This 3-piece cranks out blistering R&B based punk. Guitarist Jenna's scorching vocals calling to mind the Bellrays or Detroit Cobras and their sleazy, crunching guitars take the Detroit soul-punk sound to a grittier, trashier NooYawkSiddy level! Their debut album last year was in Terre's Top 50 Best Faves! Tune in and hear them for yourself, and look for their new album 'Solid Brown' out later in June on Alien Snatch.


Listener Neil Kaplan spins and grins!
Saturday, June 4th, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Electrelane
Friday, June 3rd, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on Orphan program

With the recent release of their stunning latest release, "Axes", Electrelane find themselves once again in the States and back to the WFMU studios to deliver a live set of entrancing instrumental magnificence. And you can catch them on tour the following day at the Khyber in Philadelphia!


George is Dead
Thursday, June 2nd, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Jersey villains George is Dead will be performing live in the studio. Tune in & check this old school punk band doing it the way it used to be.


Lismore
Thursday, June 2nd, 2005, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Jersey City's own Lismore will perform live on Trouble's show in the electronic-chanteuse-pop stylee, got it?


"Uncle Sam & the Swastika, 25 Years Later"
Tuesday, May 31st, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #511 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Deerhoof
Tuesday, May 31st, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

After two amazing live sessions on Brian's show in 2002 and 2003, Deerhoof are back for thirds! Tune in to hear John, Greg, Satomi, and Chris once again re-write what everyone thought they knew in terms of your traditional guitar/bass/vocal/drums melodic noise-pop vocabulary, and ably demonstrate that the bridges between the Shaggs, Who, Anthony Braxton, and Caroliner aren't so far apart. But to peg the sound of Deerhoof is unfair to them and maddening in general; merely tune in and hear one of modern rock's finest at yet another creative peak!


The Crack Pipes
Tuesday, May 31st, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The Crack Pipes drag blues and funk through the garage and back to the junkyard where it belongs. Once at said junkyard, it is thrown into a steel drum with some toxic waste and genuine Austin, Texas weirdness and buried for not-so-safe keeping. The Reverend Ray Pride and company made sure to stop by WFMU on their first-ever tour through the New York area.


Jesse Malin of D Generation (re-broadcast)
Monday, May 30th, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station

Geoffrey O'Brien
Monday, May 30th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Library of America Editor Geoffrey O'Brien visits the studios to talk about his book "Sonta for Jukebox: An Autobiography of My Ears."


Andrew Lampert, Co-curator of the Eye and Ear Controlled Film Series
Sunday, May 29th, 2005, 9pm - Midnight
on
Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker
Andrew Lampert stops by to discuss the films of Argentinian-born composer Mauricio Kagel. Kagel's films are being shown in a rare screening between June 2 - 5 at the Anthology Film Archives, as part of the Eye and Ear Controlled series (May 29 - June 11), which features the films of Robert Ashley, Tony Conrad, Charlemagne Palestine and others. Andrew's bringing the soundtracks to Kagel's films, so tune in to hear the side of Kagel you've never heard before - and head to Anthology to get the full A/V experience!


NRBQ's Terry Adams and P.J. O'Connell
Sunday, May 29th, 2005, 7pm - 9pm
on
Bob Brainen's show
Bob Brainen welcomes back NRBQ's Terry Adams and P.J. O'Connell for an extrava-gonzo 2-1/2 hour show. Terry will play DJ and he and Bob will talk about stuff like his recent tour of Sweden, TV theme songs, that picture of him and Betty White, the 35th Anniversary of NRBQ, plus current and upcoming projects on the Q's EdiSun label and elsewhere. See ya there.


The Fatals
Saturday, May 28th, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Direct from France come the insaniac raw crazed punk rock band the Fatals. These cats crank it out like the Reatards at their scuzziest and most savage, or like a totally blown-out rabid version of Teengenerate mated with the Hunches. Check out the lo-fi distorted crazed 77-sounding punk noise of the Fatals live on the Cherry Blossom Clinic!


Listener Erin Finnerty spins the platters that matter
Saturday, May 28th, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Bit Shifter
Friday, May 27th, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on Orphan program

For years New York's own Bit Shifter has been blasting funky bass, bad ass beats, dirty power rock, and catchy pop melodies so good it's hard to believe they're being wrenched 8-bit stylee out of a Game Boy! He'll be stopping by WFMU to perform his nano-disco as well as drop some chip tune madness by his NES and C64 mates.


Thirstin Howl III, Rack-Lo, & Dana Dane (aka The Spit Factory)
Wednesday, May 25th, 2005, 2am - 6am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Thirstin Howl III is the Brownsville great, the polorican, the skillionaire, and he's bringing the Lo-Life lyrical genius of The Spit Factory with him. He'll be joined by Lo-Life founder and fellow polo booster Rack-Lo, as well as Hip-Hop legend Dana Dane. Keep your speakers covered 'cause these cats will be spittin'!


'Fearless Freaks' director Bradley Beesley
Tuesday, May 24th, 2005, 8pm - 11pm
on
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling
Tom Scharpling is excited to have Bradley Beesley, the director of 'Fearless Freaks', the new documentary about the Flaming Lips on the show this Tuesday, May 24 between 8-11 PM. Beesley will discuss the fifteen-year process of turning 400 hours of footage into a film, the gift of turning misery into beauty, and what Wayne Coyne is 'really like'. We will also talk about his film 'Okie Noodling', which documents guys catching fish with their bare hands.


"Deadly Echoes - I Told You So Part 2"
Tuesday, May 24th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #510 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


The Allen Oldies Band
Tuesday, May 24th, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Direct from Houston! The first and last four words on fun, The Allen Oldies Band bring their legendary oldies dance party to the WFMU studios. Recorded on May 7th, during the band's historic East Coast Oldies Invasion tour and the same day as their now-legendary FIVE AND A HALF-HOUR (!) show at Maxwell's, the band arrived 13 hours early for the session to get a feel for the room, and you will hear that the band's professionalism and dedication pays off. How do you spell Oldies? A-L-L-E-N!


Cheetah Chrome
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
The former member of both Rocket From the Tombs and The Dead Boys joins Jonesey for a conversation regarding his life and times in Rock & Roll.


"The Men Who Stare at Goats" + Director Mark Wexler
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
"The Men Who Stare at Goats." What can it mean? Investigative journalist and author Jon Ronson takes us through the wild and wacky world within the military's psychological operations unit which attempts to use mind control, cloaks of invisibility, and the ability to pass through walls. All on our tax dollars! Also, director Mark Wexler talks about his latest film, "Tell Them who You Are", a documentary on his father, famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler.


Apothecary Hymns
Monday, May 23rd, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Blend a touch of "Strawberry Fields" -era psych-pop, an epic storytelling sensibility, and a sweet vocal delivery, and you end up with the essence of the one man band Apothecary Hymns (aka Alex Stimmel). According to Locust Music, which just released Apothecary Hymns' debut album 'Trowel and Era,' "Stimmel has made a collection with one foot in kaleidoscopic coastal loner psych that floats on a musical bed of whimsical levity and another foot rooted firmly in the grand ethos of East Village troubadours of the mid 60s. Alex arrives with a duo to play live in the WFMU studios on Monday at 4 PM.


The Hungry March Band
Saturday, May 21st, 2005, 8pm - 11pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
The Hungry March band is a community-based politically-attuned (lefty, that is) brass band. The band plays original compositions as well as brass and marching music from around the word, from New Orleans to European and Gypsy Brass to Bollywood songs! It's a big band too - as many as 25 members (engineer Chris Stubbs' greatest challenge yet!) We catch the band before it heads off to Montpelier, France for a 50-band brass extravaganza...


TWO BANDS: The Saints + the Giant Haystacks
Saturday, May 21st, 2005, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Led by Chris Bailey, the Saints are a seminal punk band from Australia whose sound is equal parts energy and melody. In 1977 the Saints made rock history with the brilliant buzz-blast of their debut album, "(I'm) Stranded" which features numerous punk classics! Bailey has been keeping the Saints going since '77 and is bringing them to the USA (and to WFMU!) after a successful Euro tour earlier this year. After their set, stick around for more live music from The Giant Haystacks, an Oakland California band that plays jangly, catchy, and propulsive postpunkpop, drawing comparisons to the Minutemen, Mission of Burma, and Gang of Four.


Listener Matt Kimmel spins this morning
Saturday, May 21st, 2005, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

The Sheckies
Thursday, May 19th, 2005, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Ramones-inspired New Jersey pogo punk trio with a mission to bring the fun back to music.


Bliss Blood
Thursday, May 19th, 2005, 2am - 6am
on
Jeffrey Cobb's show
Armed with her ukelele, chanteuse Bliss Blood fronts a few New York bands, including the Moonlighters, Delta Dreambox, Voodoo Suite, The Cantonement Jazz Band, and Here's How. She was also the incendiary singer in the Texas based band Pain Teens. Bliss will be bringing her ukelele and her record collection.


Shari Elf
Wednesday, May 18th, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

California desert rat, junk artist, and girly singer Shari Elf joins Irwin in the studio on Wednesday, May 18, from 1:30-2:30 pm. Shari is renowned for mischievous sculptures and idiosyncratic art shrines built from common debris and neighborhood trash, as displayed on her web site sharielf.com. Shari will talk about her "good and sturdy" art, play tracks from her self-released album "I'm Forcing Goodness Upon You," and perhaps perform a live song or two.


DJ Mathematics of the Wu-Tang Clan
Wednesday, May 18th, 2005, 2am - 6am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Mathematics has been producing tracks for the Wu-Tang Clan from the begining and has also done collaborations with Ghostface Killah, GZA, ODB, Method Man, & Redman (Blackout). His new full length "The Problem" is out now on Nature Sounds and is packed with Wu-Tang artists. Don't be late as Mathematics drops the science!


"The Death of Iris Chang"
Tuesday, May 17th, 2005, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #509 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


The Telepathic Butterflies
Tuesday, May 17th, 2005, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

This power-pop trio from Winnipeg wraps its twisted tunes in bright, catchy melodies, finding the middle ground between Syd Barret and the Raspberries.



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