Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Human Adult Band
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

New Jersey's psychedelic noise rockers, Human Adult Band, make their WFMU debut on, "What Was Music?" For freaks of all types who dig that noisy psychedelic punk rock n' roll thing. Don't feel like an adult? or human? Its ok.. you'll still dig.

This Is The Kit
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Paris-based, British born Kate Stables guides This Is The Kit, a folky-trancelike outfit full of deceptively simple but deep themes and rhymes. Stables gathers a small ensemble of friends to populate This Is The Kit, having just released a fourth album, "Moonshine Freeze," on the Rough Trade label. As they finish up a North American tour, This Is The Kit play live for Irene's show.

The Carvels
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke
(on FM radio & Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
New York City rock 'n roll vets led by Lynne von Pang! The Carvels NYC, rolled up to the WFMU studios for a swingin' set. Heavily influenced by girl group sounds and the 70s NYC rock'n'roll, they are celebrating the release of their new EP! Tune in and hear a sneak peek!

Trad Attack! Turbo-Charged Estonian Roots
Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Can a bagpipe, folk-whistle and jaw-harp wielding band singing ancient village songs storm to the top of the charts? Well it happened in Estonia when Trad Attack! exploded onto the scene three years ago. Since then Trad Attack! has won 14 music awards with their dynamic roots-rocking sound, blending the traditional instruments with electric guitar and driving beats. The band toured the States recently in support of an excellent sophomore album, Kullakarva / Shimmer Gold. Hear Trad Attack!'s sizzling FMU session on this week's show!

Graham Gouldman
Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Brilliant English songwriter and musician Graham Gouldman joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss his hit songs like "For Your Love" (The Yardbirds), "Bus Stop" (The Hollies), "No Milk Today" (Herman's Hermits) and his recording career from The Whirlwinds to The Mockingbirds to 10cc and up to the present day. Check out Ace's new compilation Listen People: The Graham Gouldman Songbook 1964-2005 and Graham's new EP Play Nicely and Share.

Narvel Felts
Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Narvel Felts about his 50+ year career – which started in the 1950s with some classic Rockabilly singles and peaked in the early 70s starting with a top 10 cover of Dobie Gray's "Drift Away" – the first in a string of 20 singles Narvel placed on the Country Charts! AND Laura Cantrell drops by with her guitar to visit & play a few songs on her way to her N.J. gig at The Hopewell Theater!

Joe Keithley
Thursday, December 7th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Joe Keithley joins Diane for a chat at 1pm! DOA is a foundational punk band from Vancouver formed in 1978 and has over 20 LPs to date, and although they have had many lineups; are still going today, and just about to go in the studio. Joe lives by the phrase Talk -Minus -Action = 0. He recently ran for office in his native Burnaby, representing the Green Party. Joe will be live!

Bumpy Nuggets and Braulio Motus
Thursday, December 7th, 2017, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$¢ gears up for a late night session of house and techno with two seasoned DJs and producers, Bumpy Nuggets and Braulio Motus. Bumpy Nuggets has roots in Chicago before moving to NYC in 2001. He's the co-owner of Kolour Recordings and a resident at Cielo and various loft parties. Braulio Motus is a NYC based dance music DJ/producer, with releases on his own Handmade Recordings, Ibiza's White Island Recordings, Honeywax Records, HEAVY and most recently Kolour Recordings. $¢ kicks off the first hour.

An Interview with Dr. David Jacobs, alien abduction researcher
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
David Michael Jacobs is an American historian and recently retired Associate Professor of History at Temple University specializing in 20th century American history. Jacobs is particularly well known in the field of Ufology for his research and authoring of books on the subject of alleged alien abductions. Listen to his very dire theories on hybrids, and the take over of the human race. sorry, no more spoilers.

The Fox Sisters
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke
(on FM radio & Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Rochester's r&b frat-rockers The Fox Sisters kick it in the live room with a hot live set of their revved up roll 'n rock!

The Rebel plus Kazuki Tomokawa
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Inhabiting the strange zone somewhere in between William Burroughs, The Fall, George Jones and The Residents, The Rebel AKA Ben Wallers has existed as the solo (and more prolific) extension of London's beloved-slash-undernourished Country Teasers. Through countless recordings, Wallers' songs of whimsy and dripping societal observations and indictments have made for a solid catalogue of true English outsider greatness; in fact his 2008 visit to Brian's show with band in tow resulted in the great live LP "Northern Rocks Bear Weird Vegetable" on the Sacred Bones label. Wallers visits the program solo on the heels of a European tour with Austin pals Spray Paint, and his latest LP release "Poems With Water Triology" is out on Texan imprint Monofonus Press.

Up as well: Kazuki Tomokawa's radical music took its roots from Bob Dylan and the heyday of Japan's 1970's folk and theater movements; he began performing solo with acoustic guitar in 1985 and immediately staked his own sonic terrain with a fiery and passionate vocal delivery that has been depicted as "an exorcism." Through the years, his international profile has been raised thanks to the legendary PSF record label which has issued scores of releases, as well as a prominent appearance playing songs in director Takeshi Miike's film Izo. He continues to create music, poetry, paintings, and is a foremost commentator on bicycle races for Japanese television. His short (but completely intense) set in the WFMU studios was recorded during the week of his first ever performance in New York City at Greene Naftali in Chelsea, put on by Blank Forms.

Sex Clark 5 presents "Ghost Brigade," an Opera
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook

It's about a girl who becomes a goddess. Raymond and Christabel are a young couple who have become frustrated with their workaday lives. They seek something beyond themselves, and get more than they bargained for.Their longing meets with magical mystical forces in the universe. They meet up with the Ghost Brigade. It turns out that Christabel is fated to break the curse of the Ghost Brigade. The only way she can break the curse (and defeat evil no less!) is to join them.

A special episode of Vocal Fry hosted by DJ Stashu
Monday, December 4th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah
DJ Stashu will be guest hosting a special episode of Vocal Fry!

Fascinations Grand Chorus
Monday, December 4th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

According to the Internet, Fascinations Grand Chorus' sound is an eclectic blend of bubblegum-y pop, synth and classic pop, tinted with bright vintage colors. Tune in and find out for yourself about this local treasure!

This Frank Zappo is a pretty raunchy guy
Monday, December 4th, 2017, 3am - 6am
Circle Time with Mark R.
Back in the 70s' I was on my way out to a Mothers concert when my Dad stopped me and said, "You know, I was talking to my secretary, and she tells me this...Frank a pretty raunchy guy." I said, "Oh, no, Dad, he's a brilliant musician--composer, great guitar player. I'm just going to hear some great music." On Monday's show, we'll remember the great Frank Zappa, who was a brilliant composer, a great guitar player, and yes--a pretty raunchy guy.

Sparrow Steeple
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

From the ashes of Philadelphia's legendary Strapping Fieldhands has risen Sparrow Steeple. Sparrow Steeple offers a fractured, eccentric take on psychedelic pop, rock, and folk. Yet, for as off-kilter and beguiling as the band can be, it's only a matter of finding one's aural sea legs before it becomes clear just how catchy the band's songs really are. On the heels of an excellent full-length on Richie Records in late 2016 and with a new EP on ever/never records due later this fall, Sparrow Steeple drops by Burn It Down with Nate K. for a live session. The band will also be playing the ever/never records holiday party in Brooklyn on Saturday, December 2.

Greek Judas: Psychedelic Sounds of the Greek Underworld
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The New York Music Daily has called them "New York's best new psychedelic band", and that's saying something. But there's more: Greek Judas doesn't just play regular old psychedelic rock (not that there's anything wrong with that). Greek Judas plugs in and amps up rebetika, the anguished music of 1920s and 30s urban Greek lowlife, and takes it to another dimension. The band is playing Brooklyn's underworldly Hank's Saloon Thursday December 14th and its debut album is coming out soon. But first, join us as Greek Judas makes its Garden State radio debut right here on WFMU!

Sal Maida
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Sal Maida returns to the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show to discuss his new book "Four Strings, Phony Proof and 300 45's" published by HoZac. Sub-titled "Adventures from Roxy Music, Sparks & Milk'n'Cookies", 3 bands that Sal played bass for. Find out why Noisey says, "Sal Maida is one of the coolest 70s Rock Stars you've never heard of."

Joe Frank's Drama "God Only Knows" is on Tonight
Thursday, November 30th, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
Joe Frank's show

Ed Stasium
Thursday, November 30th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Producer Ed Stasium joins Diane for a chat and will have a playlist to delve into. If we played just one song from every record he produced, the program would have to be many weeks long, so who knows what direction the music will take! Ed is known for producing and engineering many records by The Ramones, Talking Heads, Plasmatics, Dickies, Smithereens, Julian Cope and so many more. The grammy winner is known for his diplomacy in the studio and has been referred to as the Henry Kissinger of Rock N Roll! Ed will be live and will be on at 1pm. Listeners can post questions via the interactive Comments board for him!

Joe Frank - "Evening Sky"
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. We'll present the episode "Evening Sky," from Joe's The Other Side series, on Weds. November 29th. Larry Block fights with fellow actors after a particularly good performance. Larry and Joe consider the logistics of a mutual car crash suicide. Gregory Poe interviews an aging fashion designer who tells stories about Marilyn Monroe's corpse. Gregory then reports Jesus sightings around town.

The World of Captain Beefheart
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

The World of Captain Beefheart - Giving a few new spins to the music of Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart is a natural move for Guitarist Gary Lucas, who was a part of that world for a time. And who better to breathe new life into the Captain's vocals than the Soul Diva Nona Hendryx, founding member of Labelle and a much in demand singer. On a new 12-song disc, Hendryx and Lucas energetically dive into tunes from throughout Beefheart's catalog, with helped along the way by Drummer Richard Dworkin (Microscopic Septet), Bassist (and former WFMU host) Jesse Krakow and Keyboardist Jordan Shapiro. Nona Hendrix and Gary Lucas, along with their bandmates, play live and discuss how this all came together.

Frankie and the Witch Fingers
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke
(on FM radio & Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Los Angeles psych-rockers stopped by the Love Room for a roaring set. They just made the rounds crossing the states celebrating the release of their new LP on Permanent Records, Brain Telephone. Don't miss the fuzz and freak-outs!

Polish Roots Revival Special Featuring Kapela Maliszów Live at WOMEX
Saturday, November 25th, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
There's a booming folk and roots music revival in Poland. And the fiddle-driven family trio Kapela Maliszów* is one of the most compelling bands on the scene. They have a superb new album, Wiejski Dżaz** - Village Jazz - on Poland's adventurous Unzipped Fly label. And they join us this week for an exclusive live session, recorded in Poland last month at the WOMEX world music expo. Join us for a very special session with this exceptional group, plus lots more great new roots music from Poland!

*Kapela Maliszów is pronounced "kah-PELL-uh / Mah-lee-SHOOV"
**Wiejski dżaz is pronounced "VEE-skee / JAZZ"

Interview with Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden
Saturday, November 25th, 2017, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with co-authors Mark Newgarden, Paul Karasik about their new long awaited book How To Read Nancy (with foreword by Jerry Lewis), and "Mr. Personality" Lloyd Price calls in to tell us about his Thanksgiving and his upcoming NYC show December 1st at The Cutting Room.

Beast Live on Daniel Blumin's Show
Friday, November 24th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
Daniel Blumin's show
One half of Mountains (Thrill Jockey), sound/visual artist Koen Holtkamp has also been conjuring transportive swells of cosmic flow on his own for nearly a decade. For this session, Holtkamp will be reworking the process machine music material of Beast, his latest project on Pre-Echo Press. Prepare to pass through all 14 phases of hypnogogic hallucination with modular synth whoosh and warble, burbling electronic rhythms and a virtual instrument or three!

Sure, it's harder to levitate after Thanksgiving, but to them that will, ways are not wanting! Tune in!

A Very Special Dusty Show Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon

Groovy Movies
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Tune in for a live set from Hidden Volume Records recording stars, Philadelphia's Groovy Movies! Brain child of Nick Carlisi, it's a smattering of psychedelic-pop meets Sunset Strip action!

Jonathan Hertzberg
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Soundtrack fanatic Jonathan Hertzberg returns to Morricone Island to spin a selection of his favorite "source music" cues written for film. Source music refers to music that is a part of the fictional narrative actually heard by the actors in the scene, as opposed to the underscore which is only heard by the viewer. It could be emanating from a car stereo or over a PA in a restaurant or discotheque. Most often these source pieces are previously recorded songs which were not written or performed with the movie in mind. However, Jonathan will be focusing on the occasional song that was recorded specifically for the project. His exhaustive knowledge of John Lindsay/Ed Koch-era NYC as portrayed in film can be enjoyed through his "Dirty Old New York aka Fun City" video series. Check out his past Morricone Island-curated shows of music from films featuring NYC preserved in all of its glory, teen-oriented coming of age flicks and films of 1981 (the last year of the 70's).

Up With People Torture Session: A Thanksgiving Mind Control Special
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
Music Of Mind Control with Micah
Join Micah for his second Thanksgiving Up With People special. Listen to 17 year old Glenn Close and her brainwashed teenage buddies sing out for freedom, world peace and traditional American values enforced upon them by a religious right wing mind control cult. There’s only one way to prep your gut for the white meat and this is it!

Pere Ubu
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Pere Ubu follow up their 2016 performance program with a grand return, while on tour to support their latest release "20 Years In a Montana Missile Silo". Undoubtedly one of the most important bands in the history of the American underground, Pere Ubu emerged from Cleveland in 1975 to challenge art and rock music to step outside its well-trodden '70s safety zone. They're often credited with being thee missing link between the Velvet Underground and the late 70's punk explosion, but have also established a solid discography of records way beyond that continuing into the modern era, continually reinventing their own identity and always looking forward. Pere Ubu plays the Music Hall of Williamsburg November 12th, and we're honored to have them back on the program.

Put The Needle On Another Video Simulcast
Friday, November 17th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Once again the weekly WFMU hip-hop radio show does an all video simulcast one hour program that you can watch as well as listen to with new music songs/videos from such artists as Prozack Turner, Princess Nokia, Billy Woods, Mankind, Chubs and L'Orange.

Matt Clark (What's Happening?!?) Fills in for Dave the Spazz
Thursday, November 16th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke
On a special edition of What's Happening?!?! I present heroes of the rock n roll scene. First, Orlando's folk-rock kings The Belltowers with the jingle-jangle and harmonies that will be having you take flyte. Secondly, a chat with Kaiser Johnny of the Scottish beat kings The Kaisers and Jane Maben of the fabulous beat group Janey and the Ravemen. The Kaisers are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a release for the first time on LP, Wishing Street. Beat It Up!

Jim the Poet in for the Mystery Slot Tonight!
Thursday, November 16th, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
Showy McShowface with Jim the Poet and Kelly Jones

Eyelids/Jay Gonzalez/Low Doses live from Monty Hall!
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Eyelids return for a repeat appearance on WFMU, this time from the grand stage of Monty Hall! Eyelids write (and sing!) some of the catchiest pop songs going, which is no surprise considering that members of the band have variously played with Boston Spaceships, Guided By Voices, The Decemberists, The Minus 5, Elliott Smith, and Dharma Bums, among others. You'll want to be there in person to experience the band's "pretty music played loud," as they like to say.
Also on the bill: fellow power-pop master Jay Gonzalez, of Drive-By Truckers fame, and local heroes The Low Doses! Come on down to Monty Hall Wednesday night, November 15, to catch all three bands plus EFD broadcasting live! Or tune in, if you're not in the area.

Alden Ford from the Podcast Mission to ZYXX
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
MISSION TO ZYXX is created and performed by six improv actors who met at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. Each episode features a special guest comedian who encounter the crew. Episodes are fully improvised, then lovingly edited and sound designed. IRL welcomes director and actor Alden Ford, live in studio, to talk about the podcast and how it all gets put together.

Joe Frank - "I'm Not Crazy"
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air sporadically on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "I'm Not Crazy," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. November 15th. Joe tells the story of a young woman who dates only combat veterans from every major 20th century conflict, and how she immerses herself in the historical accouterments of each wartime period. Later, Joe works as a private investigator, and winds up investigating himself. He then stands trial for his numerous crimes against women, and tells graphic stories of medical malpractice and madness.

Paper Daggers
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Dream-pop with a few touches of shoegaze-y guitars and soaring, ethereal vocals might describe Paper Daggers. This Brooklyn quartet is loaded with atmospheric, swooping music and just released their first EP this past June. Paper Daggers play live on Irene's show.

Ennio Morricone 89th Birthday Tribute
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Devon E. Levins pays annual tribute to the namesake of his show during Il Maestro's 89th birthday week. Composing for over 500 films and selling over 40 million records worldwide, many of Ennio Morricone's rarest soundtracks and recordings with his experimental composer's collective Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza have been getting the royal vinyl treatment in recent years. Morricone's composing and recording output only seems to be easing up of late to make way for his never-ending "60 Years of Music" world tour with 200-piece orchestra and choir.

Macho Blush plus Gaute Granli
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner
A twofer of live sonic disruption on the program with a US-tour pitstop at WFMU's studios. Macho Blush is the project of Austin, Texas artist Gina Probst, whose sound alchemy transcends the normal noise and collage zones, creating otherwordly atmospheres broken up and reconstructed before your very ears. She's on tour with Norwegian guitarist Gaute Granli whose past combos have included Freddy the Dyke and Skadne Krek. His set promises some further abstractions, or as once eloquently stated by Sound Projector: "riffs like a baboon casting coconuts from a tree, and percussion effects that stumble blindly about the room like a hooded goblin."

Should We Cheer Big Tech For "Helping" In Puerto Rico?
Monday, November 13th, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Almost two months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, over a million Americans there still lack electricity. Big tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Tesla have offered their own tech solutions for the recovery effort. Rutgers professor Zaire Dinzey-Flores knows what's been happening in Puerto Rico from the first-hand accounts of her family and friends who lived through the storm and the devastation afterward. On Techtonic this Monday at 6pm, Mark Hurst will conduct a live in-studio interview with Zaire about the on-the-ground reality in Puerto Rico and whether we should be cheering Big Tech's offer of help, or looking at it more skeptically.

Sachiko Kanenobu
Monday, November 13th, 2017, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Sachiko Kanenobu was one of the very first female singer-songwriters in Japan, if not the first. In 1972, she recorded Misora, which since its release has become one of the most beloved albums from the Japanese folk scene of the early '70s. Her marriage to Paul Williams, the founder of Crawdaddy magazine, put a halt to her career after she moved to America, but she returned to music later in life. Now, Light in the Attic has included her on its new survey of the Japanese folk scene, Even a Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969–1973. Tune in to hear Sachiko talk about her life before and after Misora, and the revival of interest in her music.

Discoveries From WOMEX, Europe’s World Music Expo
Saturday, November 11th, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

WOMEX - held last month in Katowice, Poland - is the annual worldwide "world music" industry trade fair, a SXSW for world music geeks. If you want to learn about new artists, new trends, new happenings in the many worlds of world music, WOMEX is the place to be.
This week Rob and these globe-trotting colleagues share their WOMEX musical discoveries: Anastasia Tsioulcas of NPR Music, Jordana Leigh of Lincoln Center’s Rubenstein Atrium concert series, Isabel Soffer of the Live Sounds concert series, writer Tom Pryor, and musician Katie Gentile.

Dirty Fences
Saturday, November 11th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Saturday Nov. 11th 3-6 p.m. Dirty Fences perform songs from their tremendous new album, Goodbye Love, on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. New York City's favorite hard-working band.

Dirty Fences fast, catchy, street-level, rock n roll will LIGHT THE FIRE OF YOUR DESIRE. Don't miss "911" their musical tribute to WFMU on "Goodbye Love" and be sure and catch Dirty Fences record release party at Diviera Drive in Williamsburg on Friday November 3rd.

The Crystal Robots
Saturday, November 11th, 2017, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes The Crystal Robots in person to talk about their new album & play a few songs live in the studio!

Hiphop duo Mankind visits the studio
Friday, November 10th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
While the mumble-rap that dominates commercial airwaves and garners the most YouTube hits nowadays may give the impression that hip-hop sucks these days, this could not be further from the truth. Case in point is the impressive New York City contemporary hip-hop group Mankind. The Harlem duo, comprised of Illumin@te and Sciryl, will visit the on-air studios of WFMU for an interview as well as debut new music and perform live on Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam. 7pm Friday November 10th on W F M U

Drew Carolan
Thursday, November 9th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Between 1983 and 1985, New York City photographer Drew Carolan photographed patrons of the now infamous hardcore matinees that were going on at the seminal underground music club, CBGB. Carolan was working as an assistant to Richard Avedon, and on weekends he set up a makeshift studio across the street from CBGB and intercepted kids on their way to the afternoon shows. The result is a collection of photographs capturing the unbridled energy of youth during the height of the Reagan years. His book is called MATINEE, and the collection is a 10"x10" hardcover volume featuring nearly 150 pages of images. On November 18th, from 7-10 pm, The Matinee Book Release and Signing event will be happening at NY's Generation Records, including a live performance by New York Hardcore legends, The Mob.

Drew will have a playlist of bands that were the heart of the NY Hardcore scene, and talk about the process of the life of a book that has finally emerged after 30+ years.

Street Eaters
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
This Bay-area punk duo released their album The Envoy (Nervous Intent) earlier this year; it's a concept album based on books by Ursula K. Le Guin, but even if you can't tell Ursula Le Guin from Ursula Andress you'll get swept up in the band's raw energy and power. You'll think there must be more than bass and drums in the band, but you'll be wrong. Catch this live set on WFMU Wednesday November 8 at 9pm!

Jenny O.
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Honey-voiced singer-songwriter Jenny O returns to Irwin's program to perform songs from her new album, Peace and Information, on Weds. Nov. 8, at 4pm. Jenny is touring the east coast during November, and will appear at the Mercury Lounge in New York on Nov. 18. Her new album was inspired by getting out of Los Angeles and living for eight months outside Nashville in a log cabin once owned by Jimmy Buffett in the 1970s. Buffett is not on her album.

Goblin (Massimo Morante and Maurizio Guarini)
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Italian soundtrack and prog legends Goblin join Morricone Island in anticipation of their Irving Plaza show, the last on the 2017 U.S. and Canada tour which winds up in NYC on November 12th. Founding guitarist Massimo Morante and keyboardist-since-1975 Maurizio Guarini discuss the band's storied history and current doings. The tour includes 4/5ths of the original band including the most consistent rhythm section of the 70s and 80s, founding bassist Fabio Pignatelli and drummer Agostino Marangolo, along with second keyboardist Aidan Zammit. This incarnation recently released an album of all new material entitled "Four of A Kind" in 2015.

Group Doueh (video and audiocast from Montgomery Hall)
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Full video and audiocast of the October 7th visit to WFMU's Montgomery Hall from one of the most blasted psychedelic Western Saharan combos to hit American shores. Founded in the 1980's, headmaster and guitarist Doueh's raw distorted electric guitar stylings juxtapose western elements of Hendrix and James Brown with the poetry of Hassania language in Saharawi folk tradition, all centered around a big band environment that includes two vocalists. "Unhinged virtuosity" is a common phrase attributed to the sound of Group Doueh, truly a spectacle to behold, and thanks to some high profile releases on the Sublime Frequencies imprint, the band's audience has grown greatly. The full concert will stream on home page November 7th on Brian's program, but listeners are strongly encouraged to attend! Tickets are on sale at Monty Hall's site, and the October 7 show, presented by Brian Turner's program, also features NYC's excellent 75 Dollar Bill supporting. A rare and not-to-be-missed stateside event!

Janelle Shane Taught A Computer To Name A Beer
Monday, November 6th, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Research scientist Janelle Shane recently set up an artificial intelligence "brain" to think up new names for craft beers. One of them is now in production by a Michigan brewery - yes, a craft beer named by a computer! On Techtonic this Monday at 6pm, Mark Hurst interviews Janelle Shane about what else her neural networks have done - including paint colors and Halloween costumes - and what we must do to avoid the downsides of artificial intelligence.

Ikebe Shakedown
Monday, November 6th, 2017, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

New York City's soulful groove merchants Ikebe Shakedown are just the people to have around if you want to start a party. Their instrumentals include elements of Afrobeat, funk, R&B, and soundtrack sounds, all of which are in evidence on their new record "The Way Home." The band plays a smoking live set on today's show. Bring your moneymakers for shaking.

Seriously, its really Bob Balaban this time!
Monday, November 6th, 2017, 3am - 6am
Circle Time with Mark R.
We had originally planned to air this interview with actor, director, producer and bon vivant Bob Balaban two weeks ago, but technical difficulties prevented us from airing it. This week, we'll finally hear this fascinating interview with one of television and film's busiest actors (over 100 film/TV appearances). Seriously, we will.

Vin Scelsa
Sunday, November 5th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
The Glen Jones Radio Programme
New York radio personality Vin Scelsa will join Jonesey & X. Ray to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first WFMU broadcast. On November 5th, 1967 Vin debuted on WFMU Radio. It was the beginning of freeform on WFMU as well as the start of his career in radio. Vin would travel up and down the dial including two stays at the legendary WNEW-FM, WXRK, WABC-FM (WPLJ), WBAI, WLIR, WFUV and Sirius XM. Since his 'retirement' in 2015, he has sporadically hosted a podcast with his daughter, author Kate Scelsa. His unique journey in broadcasting brings him back to WFMU on Sunday, November 5th, noon to 3PM.

Psychotic Reaction
Sunday, November 5th, 2017, 6am - 9am
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
The Norman, Oklahoma, trio Psychotic Reaction have songs called "Psychotic Blues," "Cavestomp," "Ron Asheton's Ghost," "Song for Roky," and "Where the Action Is." If you're guessing these guys play psyched-tinged garage punk with some Stooges clatter thrown in for good measure, well, you're correct. Tune in to Burn It Down! with Nate K. on Sunday, November 5, for formal confirmation.

Greg Ashley
Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Greg Ashley performs live on The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. A seminal part of the burgeoning Oakland scene back to his days with The Cuts and Gris Gris, Greg has embarked on a fabulous and prolific solo career. HIs latest album on Trouble In MInd, Pictures Of Saint Paul Street, continues Greg's exploration of the dark underbelly of everyday life in a way that would make both Charles Bukowski and Tom Waits proud. Don't miss Greg at Montgomery Hall on November 2nd.

Chris Difford
Saturday, November 4th, 2017, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Chris Difford , co-founder and lyricist or the band Squeeze. We'll find out about what Squeeze is up to and Chris' new autobiography "Some Fantastic Place - My Life In And Out Of Squeeze"

Copenhagen-based soul n’ r&b DJs John Berchtold & Ash Pederick
Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Copenhagen-based DJs + record collectors' John Berchtold and Ash Pederick just completed a month-long record-digging trip around the USA, and made their final stop at WFMU HQ with 437 records in tow. They’ll each be spinning their top eight finds on Sophisticated Boom Boom and chatting with Sheila B. about their American adventure, in hot pursuit of 45 rpm singles!

Fats Domino Tribute
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
WFMU air personalities drop by to celebrate the life and music of Fats Domino.

A Dusty Show Rerun today, for The TARFU Report Which is on Hiatus
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon

The Proletariat
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane welcomes members of Boston band The Proletariat to the Fun Machine! They will be enroute to their performance that night at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ, and will stop by for some talk and to spin some great tunes. Although not a hardcore-by-the-numbers band, they were at heart of the Boston hardcore scene from the 80's, and the band reformed a couple of years ago and have been playing gigs to reviews of being tirelessly energetic and poignant, Diane is happy to bring them to the listeners November 2. Go see them and tune in!

The Paranoid Style and Proper Ornaments
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
From our nation’s capital we welcome The Paranoid Style to the WFMU studios! Their album Rolling Disclosure landed in EFD’s Top 10 of 2016 with a winning combination of catchy poppy tunes and clever lyrics. They’re back with a new EP, Underworld U.S.A. (Bar/None) plus a show at Union Hall in Brooklyn on Friday October 27th. Fans of the New Pornographers, in particular, will want to tune in for this live set.

Also on tonight’s show: London’s Proper Ornaments, fronted by James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) and Max Oscarnold (TOY, Pink Flames). They’ve been making records since 2011, and their latest, Foxhole (Slumberland), came out earlier this year. Not surprisingly it’s filled with warm guitar-driven psych tunes, and the band delivers that same sound — perhaps more stretched out — in this live set. Tune in Wednesday November 1 at 9pm for both of these live sets!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Panicsville has been pushing boundaries and buttons through their blend of psychedelic experimental music concrète since 1992. Hailing from Chicaco, they return to WFMU in the midst of their tour ready to leave you scratching your head and asking... "What Was Music?" For fans of experimental-electronic, bleeps and bloops, noise and all that is strange.

A Halloween Spook-tacular!
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
Irene Trudel's show
Since Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, Irene gets to spin a spooky sonic web to transport you through the darkness to the midnight hour.

Messer Chups
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Messer Chups stop by WFMU during the middle of their North American "Halloween Howling" tour to discuss their latest album "Taste the Blood of Guitaracula" released on Friday the 13th by their new L.A.-based label MuSick Recordings for a special Halloween Edition of Morricone Island. Known for their prolific output of albums since the late 1990's, splintering from founding guitarist Oleg Guitaracula's sampledelic, post-easy listening, mondo-surf duo Messer Fur Frau Muller, the St. Petersburg, Russia-based surf trio deliver another coffin full of action-packed b-movie, exploitation, horror, sci-fi-inspired (mostly) instrumentals. Bassist Zombierella promises to also treat listeners to a couple of her carefully curated 7" Halloween favorites!

667 The Number of the Beast's Next Door Neighbor
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
Music Of Mind Control with Micah
Join Micah with a special Halloween eve bloodcast of magickal music from witches, satanists, occultists and other ghoulish fiends of the dark arts.

Sparks: Live on WFMU! Plus interview with Ron and Russell Mael
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

An incredible show planned as Brian welcomes the one and only Sparks, performing live in full glory as a 7-piece band at WFMU! Formed in 1972, brothers Ron and Russell Mael established their own turf with willfully eccentric, inventive pop music that has been spread out over 24 albums including their latest, Hippopotamus. Prolifically melding cultural satire with numerous musical traditions, Sparks have applied classicism and often theatricality with glam, new wave, disco, artrock, and baroque and bubblegum pop, consistently working within the mainstream while skimming around its edges as defined outsiders. They've worked with producers like Todd Rundgren, Giorgio Morodor, and Tony Visconti, and have had top 5 hits all over the UK and Europe; they've appeared in 80's teen flicks and created soundtrack work and have even been commissioned by the Swedish government to do a radio tribute to Ingmar Bergman. Collaborations and artists both musical and visual that they've influenced read like a guestlist to the most glamorous event you can imagine. Their current 2017 lineup touring Europe, the USA, and Japan are a full-on kickass rock band, and the results of their daylong pitstop and performance at the station is gonna be jawdropping on the radio. Afterwards, Brian chats with Ron and Russell! Absolutely not to be missed, true legends!

It's Halloween!
Monday, October 30th, 2017, 3:01pm - 6pm
Scott Williams's show
It's Halloween, it's Halloween, it's Halloween...

Monday, October 30th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The most dangerous letter in the DIY Greek alphabet, XETAS are greeting 2017 with their sophomore album, The Tower. As serious as a heart attack and more fun than the drugs they give you in the hospital after the medics bring you back to life. Pumping through Austin's clogged Red River arteries since 2014, the Austin firebrands have temporarily broken their vows of Shaolin silence with ten tracks of unadulterated defibrillation --an electrifying monument to distorted melody and verbal hooks brought to a full boil.

Random Pull: The Return
Monday, October 30th, 2017, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
It's almost Halloween, and Joe has decided to do something scary. What's the scariest thing a DJ can do? That's right: Program a radio show comprised entirely of artists he's never heard of playing music he's never heard before! On today's show, Joe randomly dips into the WFMU record library and pulls out music that's new to you as well as to him. He will not audition it in advance, so you will both be hearing it for the first time together. It might be good, it might be bad, it might be a combination of both – tune in and find out!

Count Chocula Half-Assed Halloween Spooktacular!
Monday, October 30th, 2017, 3am - 6am
Circle Time with Mark R.
Count Chocula joins Mark as they howl their way through a compendium of thrilling, chilling and just plain terrible recordings to commemorate this most Holy of Pagan Holidays, All Hallows Eve.

Sunday, October 29th, 2017, 10pm - Midnight
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
If they handed out MacArthur Genius grants for misanthropy, John D. Morton would be short-listed. Morton’s main claim to fame is his mid-’70s Cleveland band of nihilistic rock n’ roll lowlifes, electric eels. The eels plied their trade surrounded by post-industrial strife; the crumbling landscape providing inspiration -- and a reason to get the hell out. But before Morton pulled up stakes for New York City, he made one more attempt to give Cleveland the soundtrack it deserved. X__X terrorized the city’s punk scene with a smart and muscular take on no wave. Earlier this month, X__X conducted a tour of the American south, midwest and east coast, including a stop at the world-renowned Gonerfest. The band stopped by the WFMU studios at the tail end of the tour to record a stellar session for SPIN AGE BLASTERS (named after an electric eels song, natch). Morton’s cohorts -- original guitarist Andrew Klimek, Rocket From the Tombs’ Craig Bell on bass and drummer extraordinaire/man-about-town Weasel Walter -- play these songs with grit, determination and humor. Expertly recorded by Ernie Indradat, tune in this Sunday to SPIN AGE BLASTERS from 10 pm til midnight to get your dose of non-sense.

Evie Sands performs live in studio
Sunday, October 29th, 2017, 8pm - 10pm
Gaylord Fields's show
Evie Sands may have embarked upon her celebrated recording career in the early ’60s as a teenage vocalist, but more than 50 years and dozens of beloved songs later, she has steadily added songwriter, guitarist, producer, engineer, and record label head to her curriculum vitae. And beyond that she has no intention of collecting dust, as evinced by her new EP, Shine for Me, supplemented with a brace of live performances with band accompaniment, including shows on Oct. 21 at the Cutting Room in Manhattan and on Oct. 22 at Brooklyn's Union Pool.

In an exclusive session at and for WFMU, Evie's five-piece combo will revisit a career's sampling of her work from various eras, bringing forth classic and newer songs in all their soul, folk-rock and country shadings, carried by her incredible vocal instrument. Please honor Evie's gifts by tuning in to hear a true musical titan giving a master's class in performance and songcraft. Entertainment and enlightenment are guaranteed.

Todd is joined by Chris Spooner with special guest Ian Hunter
Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Todd-O-Phonic Todd chats with Ian Hunter about his life and wild times with Mott The Hoople, his illustrious solo career, David Bowie and much more. From his early days, Ian has been one of the sharpest and most observant rockers out there. Tune in to hear Todd mercilessly exploit his knowledge and kindness. Ian Hunter performs at Outpost In The Burbs in Montclair on November 17th.

Dynamic duo Rex and Spazz join the airwaves
Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 1pm - 3pm
Fool's Paradise with Rex

Michael Shelley with special MC guest and money charmer The Honky Tonk Radio Girl Becky B.
Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show

Bob Brainen with special MC guest Therese
Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 9am - 11am
Bob Brainen's show

Lea Thomas
Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Hawaiian-born singer/songwriter Lea Thomas has always had a deep and profound connection to the natural world. Moving to Brooklyn did not weaken that connection but rather made her work even harder to maintain that thread. Her songs became deeper as a result. Her January 2017 release, Want For Nothing (Tacky Records) is a portrait of the songwriter seeking greater meaning. This session runs over an hour, and thus will begin at 7:55am.

Daniel Blumin and special guest Faye
Friday, October 27th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
Daniel Blumin's show

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