Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Peelander-Z and Coney Island USA
Friday, June 21st, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
CRAZED CRAZED CRAZED Japanese punk rock...they call themselves 'the japanese noodle samurai punk band!' I don't know what it is about the japanese and over the top nuttiness, but these guys are out of their gourd! Think Boredoms crossed with Sham 69 on crank??? Checkit online at peelander-z.com, and pick up their CD Rocket Gold Star out on, yes, the Eat Rice label.

Also tune in for an interview with Coney Island USA founder Dick Zygun hosted by Chris T. Chris asks all about the Sideshow, the Tuesday night music series and - of course - the 20th Anniversary of the Mermaid Parade. Get all the details this Friday with Terre on the Cherry!


Two Bands - Faction Zero and Against the Grain
Thursday, June 20th, 2002, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show

Dick Cavett
Wednesday, June 19th, 2002, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
The legendary Dick Cavett joins Glen for an hour of conversation. Cavett began his career as a stand-up comic and was a writer for Jack Paar, Merv Griffin, Jerry Lewis and Johnny Carson. His series of talk shows began with ABC's infamous Dick Cavett Show. He hosted a series of talk programs since on CBS, PBS, USA, and CNBC. Cavett has been nominated for 11 Emmys and has won 3. He had appeared in such movies as Annie Hall and Forrest Gump. He recently appeared in the Broadway production of Rocky Horror.


Dategirl's back, and Jonbenet's got her!
Wednesday, June 19th, 2002, 6pm - 7pm
on
Jonbenet's Book Club with Bronwyn C.
Sex and advice columnist Judy McGuire, better known as Dategirl, will join the panel of distinguished crackpots on Jonbenet's Book Club. Dategirl will use her expertise to help us figure out what the heck is wrong with Sylvia Smith, as we discuss Smith's book Misadventures.


Hostage Drama, '70s Freakin' and more Shep
Wednesday, June 19th, 2002, 5pm - 6pm
on
Aircheck
Hank Earl Carr, fugitive/killer calls in to WFLA Tampa, holed up in a hostage drama. Plus, 5 minutes of unknown '70s DJ out of his mind. Also, Jean Shepherd broadcast from 3/2/61, "Underground Network."


MaxiGeil
Monday, June 17th, 2002, 2pm - 3pm
on The John Allen Show

Art Forum refers to this act as "a classically adolescent fusion of ironic cool with the near-hysterical desire for acceptance!"


Father's Day Special with Isle of Klezbos
Sunday, June 16th, 2002, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
All-women's klezmer band Isle of Klezbos performs live for the entire show. The perfect Fathers' Day present! Isle of Klezbos drummer and leader Eve Sicular was just nominated for Outstanding Producer by the OutMusic Awards. Eve also leads a dual-gender band, Metropolitan Klezmer, whose latest cd Mosaic Persuasion features guest appearances by Isle of Klezbos.


DJ Jester
Friday, June 14th, 2002, 8pm - 9pm
on
Re:Mixology with DJ Jesuspants
San Antonio, Texas represents on the show tonight with DJ Jester, aka "The Filipino Fist", also a member of the Genuine Electric Latin Love Machine and official driver of the Boca Burger Mobile. Tonight Jester does up a live mix, and based on his past records where artists like Ice T, Pavement, Devo, Iron Butterfly and Ennio Morricone all shared the same closet-space, expect anything to happen. Jester even promises that Yo La Tengo's cover of Daniel Johnston gets the scratch-treatment tonight!


Creme Blush
Friday, June 14th, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
This two-girl duo from NYC make tuff+lovely synth pop. Their sound calls to mind OMD, Young Marble Giants, Human League, Girls at Our Best and early Depeche Mode. Their CD New York is out now, and check them out on the web at www.iluvcremeblush.com.


Two Bands - Cement Head and the Lake People
Thursday, June 13th, 2002, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show

The Warlocks
Thursday, June 13th, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Playing Live in the Studio, THE WARLOCKS. Presenting their brand of psyched out, Velvets-drenched hallucinatory pop mayhem, as only these Californians can do...with 2 drummers to boot! Playing a live set previous to their appearance at Warsaw that night, they're also in & around town on Friday June 14th at The Mercury Lounge and Saturday June 15th at Maxwell's in Hoboken.


Ted Nugent
Wednesday, June 12th, 2002, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
The Motor City Madman Ted Nugent joins Glen for conversation, rants and lectures. Nugent began hunting at the age of 5 and playing guitar professionally at 8. He has recorded 29 albums and sold over 30 million records. He was a founding member of 'The Amboy Dukes' and 'Damn Yankees" and has had a monstrously successful solo career. Nugent has hosted radio programs and TV shows. He has is a lecturer, spokesperson and writer with a New York Times Best seller to his credit.


Spotlight on Huey Meaux, and more Jean Shepherd
Wednesday, June 12th, 2002, 5pm - 6pm
on
Aircheck
Spotlight on Huey Meaux.
Also: Jean Shepherd's The Camel and the Coat (1/6/71 airdate)


Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Tuesday, June 11th, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Travelling the roads of America via a giant 1970s city transit bus, the Bay Area's Sleepytime Gorilla Museum make a much-anticipated pitstop in our Jersey City studios. Made up of members of Idiot Flesh, Tin Hat Trio, Charming Hostess, Species Being and Faun Fables, SGM are a veritable art-rock carnival, taking in everything from long orchestral lulls to heavy metal outbursts, utilizing an array of homemade instruments and an arsenal of scrapyard percussion.


Connie Acher & Blind Drunk John
Monday, June 10th, 2002, 9am - Noon
on
Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie
Return visit from modern folk-everything legend Connie Acher. Sweetly freaky songs and drunk urban ballads, with hot vapor guitar from Blind Drunk. New album, For the Love of It, is out on Flipped Out records. Playing live after 11 am (folk legends gotta sleep in, you know).


Michele Kort
Sunday, June 9th, 2002, 10pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
Dave's guest will be Michele Kort, author of the new book Soul Picnic: The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro.


Sylvain Leroux
Sunday, June 9th, 2002, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Sylvain Leroux is a French-Canadian musician now living in New York who has mastered the "tambin", the traditional flute played by the Peulh people of the Fouta Djallon highlands in Guinea, West African. He plays in various African roots and jazz groups in New York and has recently released a new cd of music for the tambin and traditional ensemble, Fula Flute. Hopefully a few members of the group will join Sylvain for this show.


Evolution Control Committee, People Like Us, Wobbly and Irene Moon
Friday, June 7th, 2002, 8pm - 9pm
on
Re:Mixology with DJ Jesuspants
Kicking off our new weekly series Re:Mixology, four of today's most mischievous sound manipulators sit down and duke it out in the WFMU studios. Political subervision, soothing plant talk, flatulence samples ahoy in an hour mix to warp your brain.


Richard Hell
Friday, June 7th, 2002, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. talks with legendary punk pioneer Richard Hell about his life, career and what he's been up to lately. We'll even take your calls!


Coach Whips
Friday, June 7th, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Coach Whips are led by John Dwyer of the SF crazed-noise group Pink and Brown. But these cats don't play it that way baby! We're talking extremely rockin, distorted raw blues- based punk calling to mind Thee Headcoats, Pussy Galore, Royal Trux, and the Gories! What pretty messes...get it on yr dresses!


2 bands: Joe Coffe and Arson
Thursday, June 6th, 2002, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Paul Bearer ex Sheer terror fronts Joe Coffe, a new Brooklyn based drunk punk band. The band features veterans of the NYHC scene. An Ep will be out soon on Flatfoot records. Arson has an ep out called "words written in blood" a seven inch ep "less perfect than death" and a new full length which came out in April called "lacerate the sky." All records on resurrection-ad.


The Fabulous Wailers
Thursday, June 6th, 2002, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
The original Northwest punk garage legends perform LIVE on a very special Music To Spazz By.


Dick Manitoba
Wednesday, June 5th, 2002, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Dick Manitoba joins Glen in Jonesville. He is the handsomest man in rock & roll and is the lead singer of the legendary Dictators as well as Manitoba's Wild Kingdom. He is considered one of the most important pioneers of the punk rock movement. The Dictators' latest release DFFD features the single "Who Will Save Rock & Roll" and the answer may very well be the Handsome Dick Manitoba.


The Hives
Wednesday, June 5th, 2002, 3pm - 5pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Join Joe as he jumps on his own bandwagon with a rebroadcast of the Hives' visit to WFMU from last November. Now that Hives fever is buzzing throughout the nation, relive the magic from before the huddled masses of morons known as commercial radio got hip to these mod Swedes.


Gutbucket
Monday, June 3rd, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Monday, June 3, 3 to 6pm: gutbucket In their own words, "gutbucket leads New York's newest generation of genre-destroyers, fearlessly devoted to unique, pushy melodies, high-energy rhythms and improvisational adventures." They drop by to play live and bring some treasures from their own record collections.


Guest DJ Ed Morales
Sunday, June 2nd, 2002, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Writer Ed Morales, frequent contributor to the Village Voice, spins Spanish-language music from across the musical spectrum. Ed's new book "Living in Spanglish: The Search for Latino Identity in America" is published by LA Weekly Press.


Bad Wizard
Friday, May 31st, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Back to the Cherry Blossom Clinic come hard rockers Bad Wizard! These guys play a crunching, riff-heavy blend of hard rock, metal and punk filtered thru a 7Ts pot filled rec hall. Bad Wizard call to mind MC5, Molly Hatchet, Blue Cheer, white people with afros and way too much booze!


Blackeyes and Early Humans
Thursday, May 30th, 2002, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Blackeyes are drum-corps-core from D.C., featuring ex-Rapture member. Massive percussion (two full-time drummers, other drum kit pieces scattered around the stage), bass-driven. A very rhythmic feel. Think of a no-wave !!! or the dubbed-out version of the Slits. They've just recorded their first 7" with Ian MacKaye.

Early Humans play loud rock on see-through drums. The sound is closest family-tree-wise to West Coast hardcore of the mid-1990s: Antioch Arrow, Angel Hair, that sort of thing. They toured in 2001 with Blood Brothers.


Sasha Alcott & the Possibilities
Thursday, May 30th, 2002, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
After contributing bass, vocals and songwriting to Palomar's two excellent albums, Sasha strikes out on her own, this time on guitar fronting her own band and a brand new batch of songs.


Nils Lofgren
Wednesday, May 29th, 2002, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Nils Lofgren joins Glen Jones for conversation and live performance. Lofgren formed the group Grin in 1969 and was a member of Neil Young's band in the early '70s. He has had a distinguished solo career and his latest CD Break Away Angel is currently Jonesey's favorite album. Lofgren has been a member of The E Street Band since 1984.


John Hajeski and Jean-Philippe Plazas
Wednesday, May 29th, 2002, 2am - 6am
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
The Franco-American sound collage duo of Hajeski and Plazas bring the noise back to Airborn Event to celebrate the latest visit of Montpelier-based Plazas to the western shores of the Atlantic. Analog synths! The sampled ambience of daily life! Computer sound wizardry! All woven into a lovely aural quilt! Don't miss it!


Sigh
Tuesday, May 28th, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
If Japan's rock scene hasn't blown enough minds, tune in today and get a taste of the utter insanity going down in its Black Metal world. Sigh are a trio without categorization: Black Metal roots (they actually recorded their first record for a label run by Euronymous of Mayhem before he was killed), but upon listening to their new album Imaginary Sonicscape they swing into realms trodden by the likes of Schoenberg, Naked City, Goblin, Thin Lizzy, Kix, Ennio Morricone, Booker T, and even Giorgio Morodor and ELO. A rare chance to hear a Black Metal band that utilizes saxophone and Hammond organ on their records; what they will be like live will surely blow minds. You do not want to miss this.


Dave DeCastro and Sid Griffin
Monday, May 27th, 2002, 8pm - 11pm
on
Trash, Twang and Thunder with Meredith Ochs
Meredith bids Monday nights adieu with a cavalcade of stars:

Longtime bassist for the late Health & Happiness Show, Steve Wynn and Amy Rigby, singer/songwriter Dave DeCastro finally steps out on his own. He'll play live in the studio, on the eve of his first European solo tour (8pm).

Currently the mastermind behind the group Western Electric, Sid Griffin participated in the Los Angeles 'paisley underground' scene of the 1980s as frontman of the Long Ryders, and has since played in numerous other bands, including the Coal Porters. He'll play live with special guest picker Buddy Woodward (of Nitro Express fame) (9:30pm).


Gelatine
Friday, May 24th, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

From Japan come the crazed rockers Gelatine! Led by Seiko, (a woman who has left audiences dumbfounded in her previous bands), has put together a group who play an insane, erotic, frightening mixture of Japanese war songs, Hardcore punk, Retro, Jazz and Heavy metal! Oh man, this is sure to be 'the next big thing' in popular music (not)! www.gelatine5.com


Grandmaster Flash
Friday, May 24th, 2002, Noon - 3pm
on
Monica's show
"Flash is fast, Flash is cool" and now Grandmaster Flash checks in with Monica to discuss his nearly three decade career as a turntable innovator, hip hop icon and his continuing adventures on the wheels of steel. The first DJ to ever release a rap record is celebrated in two recent retrospectives of his hits and influences, The Official Adventures of Grandmaster Flash and Essential Mix: Classic Edition. Tune in to hear the man who transformed the turntable and brought breakbeats to the world.


Dead and Gone
Thursday, May 23rd, 2002, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
On GSL Records. Often compared to The Jesus Lizard, Birthday Party, and Laughing Hyenas, Dead And Gone have a presence that is undeniably their own. Check out their new record The Beautician.


Soledad Brothers
Thursday, May 23rd, 2002, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Comin' at you like a train wreck that never goes off the track loaded with cargo made up of minimalist blues, white panther energy and Ohio toxic waste.


Kenny Laguna
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2002, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Laguna began his career in music at the age of 12 playing professionally at WMCA Radio's High School Hops. In the 60s he worked with Tony Orlando and was a member of Tommy James & The Shondells, Music Explosion, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Ohio Express, Archies, Derek Shadows of Night and Kazenetz-Kats Orchestral Circus. He is a distinguished producer of such groups as Bow Wow Wow and the list of those with whom he has worked reads as a who's who of rock & roll. Laguna is a longtime member, producer and songwriting partner of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.


Twilight Circus Dub Sound System
Tuesday, May 21st, 2002, 11pm - 2am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hi-¢hing welkomms the one and only Twilight Circus Dub Sound System One Man Band Soap On A Rope Planetarium Main Street Electrical Light Parade Going Out Of Business Rub-A Dub Spectacular. Seriously, for years now, Ryan Moore aka Twilight Circus etc. has been putting out Dub music so heavy you'll be...well, lets keep it family here. Tune in and light up to some ridiculously deep riddims, live. Nickel and Dub Radio.


Jim Black's AlasNoAxis
Tuesday, May 21st, 2002, 9am - Noon
on Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker

Improv-minded drummer/composer Jim Black leads group of adventurous players from Iceland and New York through electro-acoustic songscapes, textures and forms. This devious, yet loyal band's new album S p l a y (Winter & Winter) continues the direction of their debut: teasing ears with slow-tilt ballads and quick-flash outbursts; stretching all possible opposites out of one pliable mass. See them live at Tonic on May 9th for the record release party.


The Boggs
Monday, May 20th, 2002, 8pm - 11pm
on
Trash, Twang and Thunder with Meredith Ochs
Arena Rock recording artists are no-wave meets the Harry Smith box. Live in the studio at 8:15pm.


Reverend Glasseye and His Wooden Legs
Monday, May 20th, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Equal parts medicine show, Klezmer and Vaudeville-style theatrics, Reverend Glasseye and His Wooden Legs stopped by to record a set for WFMU on their first ever, 3-week tour from their hometown of Boston to California.


Gary Wilson
Friday, May 17th, 2002, 8pm - 11pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Ever since Gary Wilson self-released his slick psycho-erotic underground masterpiece You Think You Really Know Me in 1977, WFMU (not to mention the worldwide rock music underground) has had an intense, albeit unrequited love affair with him. He's a mystery - he's a cult - he's a hero - he's a mysterious cult hero! And after 24 years of obscurity, he's finally coming to WFMU!! Don't miss it ... really.


Author of "American Hardcore," Steven Blush
Friday, May 17th, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Author Steven Blush of the recently published book , American Hardcore: A Tribal History will be in the WFMU studios to discuss and spin records by the major players of the first yrs of the American Hardcore scene, including such bands as Black Flag, Minor Threat, Big Boys, Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains etc. Should be pretty interesting to hear Blush's take on straight edge, bent edge, anarchism, nazi punx, girlpunx, homosexuality, violence, unity and in-fighting in the hardcore scene.


The Commons
Thursday, May 16th, 2002, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
The Commons are a band from Trenton, NJ. Their sound has been described as "gritty, high strung, and powerful, highlighted by angelic soundscapes." Their influences range from Lucinda Williams to Slayer. Their latest self-released record is called "Eat off the Vines."


The Shakes
Thursday, May 16th, 2002, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Four brothers from Chicago mix the sound of Da Brudders from New York with power pop and some other stuff. Here's a review stolen from their website: "The Shakes put on a fun power pop/garagey rock show. Catchy Cheap Trick influences, upbeat fast." Tune in and find out for yourself.


Dan Ingram
Wednesday, May 15th, 2002, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Glen Jones' guest will be New York radio legend Dan Ingram.


Block:Gartman
Wednesday, May 15th, 2002, 2am - 6am
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
NYC based duo of Casey Block and Mark Gartman lay out a set of guitar, bass, lap steel, keyboard, and electronics duos with the possible addition of a special guest on trumpet.


Ted Shred and Simon Sun
Tuesday, May 14th, 2002, 11pm - 2am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Nickel and Dime radio gives ya two muthas for the price of none. The one and only Ted Shred, responsible for the excellent Hip Hop vs. It All mix CDs, is in town from SF and will be throwing down his skewered mixes live on the air! Around 11pm or so. Later, Simon Sun will be playing some funky selections and talk about his electronically influenced live group, Plan 9, who've been playing around NYC for a minute.


Antique Phonograph Music Program presented in "Phonovision"
Tuesday, May 14th, 2002, 7pm - 8pm
on
Antique Phonograph Music Program with MAC
Go to our web page for a very special edition of the Antique Phonograph Music Program presented in "Phonovision". Through the magic of technology, the show will be webcast live. See MAC changing needles. See MAC changing records. See MAC run from phonograph to phonograph. Run, MAC, run! It's a one time event you won't want to miss!


Brother JT
Tuesday, May 14th, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Rescheduled after JT was feeling under the weather in February, Bethlehem Pennsylvania's finest performs with band in studio today. For the uninitiated, JT's music is soulful and psychedelic, full of zonked fuzzified guitars to accompany some of his wild outer-mind explorations, but completely pop and accessible. JT has two new amazing discs out on the Birdman and Drag City record labels.


Curtis Eller's American Circus
Monday, May 13th, 2002, 8pm - 11pm
on
Trash, Twang and Thunder with Meredith Ochs
Sometimes-Anti-hoot participant/banjo picker Curtis Eller sounds like 16 Horsepower unplugged and tends to perform with a tuba player. Live in the studio at 9:15pm.


Picastro
Monday, May 13th, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
One of Canada's best kept indie rock secrets, Picastro is comprised of adept cello, acoustic and electric guitars, drums and vocals articulating bittersweet tunes instilled with melancholy, moments of aggressive restlessness, and a good dose of morbid humour.


Cobra Verde
Friday, May 10th, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Just booked!! Tune for a live set from these amazing Cleveland rockers who are currently out on tour with Mike Watt! Plus they just finished recording a new album - maybe they'll give us a sneak preview live?? Listen and find out!


Lola
Thursday, May 9th, 2002, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Lola, from Baltimore MD is what happens when you cram Catherine Wheel, The Wedding Present, Doves, and Husker Du into a big road case, shake it up, and ship it directly to your Mom's doorstep. Although only a year old, Lola is creating a huge buzz from Washington DC to Boston, Mass. Check it out.


Luna
Thursday, May 9th, 2002, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
For the last 10 years - that went quick! - Luna has wowed listeners with Velvet-esque songwriting and mesmerizing guitar solos. They celebrate the perfect 10 with a fab new release, Romantica, looking to conquer one last market - Jersey City.


Cousin Brucie
Wednesday, May 8th, 2002, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Cousin Bruce Morrow joins Glen in Jonesville for a discussion of his 40 plus years in rock & roll radio. Cousin Brucie founded New York University's radio station before launching a career that led him to WINS, the legendary Musicradio WABC, WNBC and his current home WCBS-FM. Along the way Brucie owned and operated a network of radio stations and acted in movies such as Dirty Dancing.


Daniel Menche
Wednesday, May 8th, 2002, 2am - 6am
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Listen in for a set of carefully crated "somatic noise" during the New York visit of Portland Orgeonian Daniel Menche (pronounced "men-chee"). Menche uses the sounds of the human body, lo-fi electronics, sand, stones, wood, and other objects to create habitable music full of the rich depth and the intimacy of dreams. A true original in the often-cliched world of electronic noise.


Swampbelly
Monday, May 6th, 2002, 8pm - 11pm
on
Trash, Twang and Thunder with Meredith Ochs
Arty, Latino-flavored roots rock. If this band was around in the '80s, they surely would've been on the Repo Man soundtrack. Live in studio at 9:15pm.


A Jaw Harp Jamboree
Sunday, May 5th, 2002, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Globetrotting Jawharpist Lena Strayhorn returns to guide us through a wall-to-wall high energy jawharp extravaganza. Lena will twang away on a range of different harps from around the world and share tales of her global jawharp vision-quest. Plus the funkiest and freakiest jawharp recordings Rob and Lena can dig up from their bountiful collections. Nothing but jawharps!


Damo Suzuki with Cul De Sac
Saturday, May 4th, 2002, 5pm - 7pm
on
Brian Turner's show
One-time vocalist with Krautrock legends CAN, Damo Suzuki has been touring in the past few years with pickup bands that vary from city to city. Now, however, he's on a U.S. tour backed by Cul De Sac, the the amazing Massachusetts band that not only channels the spirit of prime-era Kraut sounds, but add in equal parts of everything from Middle Eastern trance, Greek surf guitar, folk, industrial and many other influences. See them at the Record Fair Saturday afternoon with host Brian Turner. (Metropolitan Pavillion: 125 West 18th Street btw 6th & 7th).


Slaid Cleaves and Caroline Herring
Saturday, May 4th, 2002, Noon - 3pm
on
The Radio Thrift Shop with Laura Cantrell
Live performances at the WFMU Record Fair!


GKS Live at the WFMU Record Fair!
Saturday, May 4th, 2002, 10am - Noon
on
Greasy Kid Stuff with Belinda and Hova
Greasy Kid Stuff will be broadcasting live from the WFMU Record Fair at Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavillion. Come on down and get a free ride on glad scientist Al Gori's Homespun Merry Go Round - now with 45% more MONKEYS! Performers from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus will be running amok and doing all sorts of crazy clowny balloony things. Kids under 12 get in free! Adults only $5! Here's the information station: wfmu.org/recfair


"Looking Forward" Clocktower Simulcast
Friday, May 3rd, 2002, 8pm - 9pm
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
WFMU will present a live simulcast of Looking Forward, an enormous video installation by Michael Counts at the Clocktower building in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The installation, which will be running for a month (from April 5 through May 5) will consist of projections onto the faces of the Clocktower's four fourteen-foot-high clocks. On May 3, the projections will SPEAK for one hour in the FMU simulcast. The broadcast will also feature an original score by composer Joseph Diebes.
If you're within viewing distance of the Clocktower (at 1 Main St. in Brooklyn), you can watch the projections while listening to the audio over WFMU. The Clocktower can be seen from most of downtown Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, and also from the walkways of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.


The Livingbrooks
Thursday, May 2nd, 2002, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Joey may be gone but the spirit of the Ramones lives on through this up-and-coming new band. Proof positive that not every college kid today listens to Dave Matthews Band!


Andrew W. K.
Wednesday, May 1st, 2002, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Andrew W.K. joins host Glen Jones for conversation and philosophical rants. W.K.'s debut album I Get Wet is riding high on the charts and it's first single "Party Hard" is a smash hit. W.K. speaks his mind in Jonesville.


Seth Misterka
Wednesday, May 1st, 2002, 2am - 6am
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Seth Misterka, the man behind the Newsonic record label, and the brilliant Seth Misterka and the Misterka Clones project, stopped by the WFMU studios to lay down two saxophone tracks and chat about his various musical activities and recent trips.


Qool Marv
Tuesday, April 30th, 2002, 11pm - 2am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange finally hooks up with NYC mofo Qool Marv. The man has a busy schedule so we're happy to have him rock the friggin' freeform house. From his longstanding Monday night thang to the Wednesday night Spa jam to spinnin' with the Grand Central cats across the water, the man constantly throws down.


Infidel? Castro!
Tuesday, April 30th, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Hyper and surreal soundscapes from these Philadelphians performing live in the WFMU studios. Doom-tinged cinematic visions complete with dialogue excerpt samples laced with themes of paranoia and conspiracy plots, plus insane bursts of metallic grind, ominous drones and surgical-like incisions of fractured electronics.


David Zollo and James Jewel & Shew
Monday, April 29th, 2002, 8pm - 11pm
on
Trash, Twang and Thunder with Meredith Ochs
Iowa roots-blues singer/songwriter David Zollo joins Meredith for a live set at 8pm. James Jewlel & Shew play live in the studio at 9:30.


Mecca Normal
Monday, April 29th, 2002, Noon - 3pm
on
The John Allen Show
Mecca Normal return to the WFMU studios. The Duo of Jean Smith, vocals and David Lester, guitar have relentlessly been spreading their message since the late '80s with their personal brand of anti-strum-politic-folk-punk. With releases on K, Kill Rock Stars, Matador, among others, they are major players in the Independent world of music.


DJ Mel Puljic celebrates South African Freedom Day
Sunday, April 28th, 2002, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
South African Freedom Day mini-special: Mel Puljic steps in for an hour or so to guest-spin South African Jazz, Kwaito and Pop. Mel's various musical affiliations include most recently Sterns Music, the great World Music shop just north of Ground Zero.


Choro Ensemble
Saturday, April 27th, 2002, 7pm - 9pm
on
Are We There Yet? with Tamar
Choro (pronounced Shorro) is a Brazilian instrumental music style popularized in the early-middle 20th century by Brazilian composers Pixinguinha (Peesh-een-GHEEN-ya) and Jacob do Bandolim. Try imagining sweet melodic, rhythmic carnival swing by way of klezmer, and that's close. Based in New York, the Choro Ensemble have regular Sunday night gigs at Jules' Bistro on St. Mark's Place and will be doing their first concert series at the Brooklyn Lyceum Fridays at 10 p.m. starting April 26. Tune in to hear them play some songs and talk about the development of choro music.


The Dishes
Friday, April 26th, 2002, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The Dishes are a quartet from Chicago and they will rock u out with their garage-punk-rock. If u like crazed, fast electric guitar, low-fi percussion, melodic hooks, fierce female vocals all contained in songs under 3 minutes then check out the Dishes. (And check out their new CD 1-2.) www.thedishes.com


The Ghouls
Thursday, April 25th, 2002, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Evil punk rock from New Jersey, the Ghouls take up where all those dark and evil horror movies left off. They've been spreading the message of terror and fear across the East Coast for the past 3 years. Horror punk will never be the same.


More of "The Price is Beans"
Wednesday, April 24th, 2002, 8pm - 11pm
on
Price is Beans
The second and final program of the best of The Price is Beans. After many years as solo deejays, Frank "The Bean" Balesteri and Jim Price teamed up for a weekly, hour-long program 1997-1998. New material recently found will be aired along with the Bean's favorite music. The first program aired November 25, 2001 can heard at wfmu.org/playlists/BP.


Joseph D. Pistone AKA the Real Donnie Brasco
Wednesday, April 24th, 2002, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Pistone, a former FBI agent, infiltrated the Mafia and spent six years working undercover while posing as a jewel thief. His biography, a New York Times best seller was made into a major motion picture release starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp playing the part of Pistone. Jones and Pistone will be joined by Joe Mazilli who as a member of the NYPD also infiltrated the mob as an undercover agent. This live broadcast will take place from an undisclosed location.


DJ Shadow
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002, 11pm - 2am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange goes big money with guest DJ Shadow. From his groundbreaking production work to his lengendary crate diggin' mix-CDs with Cut Chemist, Shadow is one of the true muthas on the scene today. He'll be spinning rekkids and talking ish on Nickel and Dime radio.


John Train
Monday, April 22nd, 2002, 8pm - 11pm
on
Trash, Twang and Thunder with Meredith Ochs
Playing live in the studio at 9:30.


Tribute to Kevin Smith, TV Star of Xena, Warrior Princess
Monday, April 22nd, 2002, Noon - 3pm
on
The John Allen Show
Kevin Smith, a.k.a. Ares of Hercules, died of complications from injuries related to a movie set accident in February. The New Zealand hunk of Maori descent enjoyed relatively no level of success prior to his acting career. Regardless, he released over a half dozen records of lo-fi pop and folk music in the first half of the '80s which are comparable to the professional amatuer releases on exclusive underground labels such as Flying Nun and Rough Trade. Why was his music career hushed over the years, and why shortly after his death followed the announcement of plans for an ambitious re-issue effort to make available these long out of print recordings by Smith's bands Say Yes To Apes, Hyphen-Smyth and the Legacy of Ears? Tune in at 1:30 pm. Here's a good Kevin Smith website ... surabufix.simplenet.com/kevin.html



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