Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Galleon
Sunday, June 16th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Making their radio debut, Galleon riffs into WFMU with their heavy brand of NWOBHM (New Wave Of Brooklyn Heavy Metal). Don't miss this Imaginary Radio exclusive!


Maracatu NY - An Afro-Brazilian Drum Onslaught
Saturday, June 15th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

It's an Afro-Brazilian Drum assault, New York Style! Maracatu is super-high-powered parade drumming from Northeast Brazil with deep African roots. It's caught on outside Brazil too. Maracatu NY leader Scott Kettner was mentored by Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante - a famous group from Recife, Brazil. Estrela Brilhante tours the US for the first time this summer (with another Scott Kettner band, Nation Beat). The tour includes free Lincoln Center Out of Doors shows August 1st and 2nd. Maracatu NY is raising awareness - and financial support - for its musical mentors with a Kickstarter campaign, and by unleashing its percussive onslaught at FMU tonight.


Chris Sprague
Saturday, June 15th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes busy musician Chris Sprague whose new band, The Outta Sites, have just released their debut album “Shake All Night With the Outta Sites”. Chris is one half of longtime show favorite The Sprague Brothers, fronts Chris Sprague & the 18-Wheelers, and currently drums for Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Los Straightjackets and Deke Dickerson!


Low Fat Getting High
Friday, June 14th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

The all-time reunion show! DJ Keili returns to the WFMU Schedule, bringing BTAwK veterans Low Fat Getting High along with her! Tune in Friday, June 14th, 9am to Noon for live PUNK RAWK - and keep beastin'!


The World According to Dave Davies
Thursday, June 13th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Night owl Julie braves the early morning hours for a sitdown with one of rock's legendary guitarists in the midst of his first US tour in nine years. Conducted in the lobby of a swank downtown hotel, the conversation is more a spiritual enlightenment session with a guru than an interview with a rock star. Dave discusses his view of life, meaning and the spiritual retreats he hosts at his house. Once she gets him talking about his deepest beliefs, the softspoken Dave transcends the usual limits of a music interview.


Career Suicide
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

In our first installment of the one hour all killer no filler version of Distort Jersey City, we are pleased to be joined by Tornoto hardcore punk stalwarts Career Suicide. After playing Ian DIckson of Hardcore Gig Volume's birthday show at The Acheron, and their first New York show in about 5 years, we met for a hungover Sunday morning session filled with the snot and aggression you would expect from these guys. Members of F'ed Up, Brutal Knights, and Mad Men. Recommended for fans of real dumb music.


Joe Frank - Unfictional Radio Dramas
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Five new Joe Frank radio dramas will air on Irwin's program during June and July. These half-hour programs, produced for KCRW's "Unfictional" series, were acquired for WFMU through the Public Radio Exchange. Each episode explores Joe Frank's penchant for the disconcerting and often darkly humorous monolog, and the creative quality matches the best of Frank's previous work heard on WFMU. Each episode will air at 4:00pm (Eastern) Wednesday. The June 12 episode is entitled "Dreamers."


"It's like a death in the family."
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Mourning Maxwell's. With the stunning news that the legendary Hoboken, NJ club is closing, outpourings of grief have flooded social media. Chris T. invites your epitaphs for another installment of "The Place You Love Is Gone." Call 201-209-WFMU Tuesday, 6 to 7 PM, and share a Maxwell's memory.


Sun Ra Arkestra's Marshall Allen and Danny Ray Thompson (Part 2)
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Two legends of Sun Ra's Arkestra performing today live! A visit to Brian's show from Marshall Allen (alto sax) and Danny Ray Thompson (baritone sax) from the Arkestra, joined by Ed Wilcox on drums and vocals, Jerry Mayall (both longtime members of Temple of Bon Matin) on upright bass, plus electronic music pioneer Charles Cohen. This newly-expanded, active working band has evolved out of Wilcox's five European tours with Allen, and we're severely honored to have them make music in the WFMU studios at last! This is part two of the marathon live session, part one of which airs June 4th.


Billy Colliton
Monday, June 10th, 2013, 8pm - 9pm
on
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
The imaginary offspring of Wesley Willis, Daniel Johnston, Brian Wilson, & Chuck Berry, singer/guitarist Billy Colliton will be stopping by to sing, strum, and steal your hearts in his radio debut. A musical visionary, rock 'n roll aficionado, and the future of outsider music.


HAIM
Monday, June 10th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with HAIM (Los Angeles, CA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Giorgio Moroder
Monday, June 10th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Liz interviews electronic music hero Giorgio Moroder! It's hard to believe that one man is singularly responsible for schlager-pop/bubblegum tracks like "Yummy Yummy Yummy" and "Mah-Na-Mah-Na," Donna Summer's top disco hits, moog experimentations like Einzelganger, and soundtracks to films like "Scarface" and "The Never Ending Story." Giorgio has collaborated with everyone from Blondie to Bowie to Freddy Mercury to Sparks, and most recently he's begun a DJ career, written a song with Daft Punk, and scored a video game by Google. With a career so varied and prolific, Giorgio's sounds are woven into the very fabric of popular culture. Tune in to find out what's next for this dynamo.


Black Pus
Sunday, June 9th, 2013, 6am - 9am
on
Dangerous For The Brain with Thomas Storck
Black Pus is the furious solo project of drummer Brian Chippendale from Lightning Bolt. Overload your earballs.


Fanfare Ciocarlia Live at Pace
Saturday, June 8th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

It's a Romanian speed-brass blast from the recent past and a taste of brass to come! Last September, legendary Romani (Gypsy) band Fanfare Ciocarlia whipped a packed house at Pace University's Schimmel Center into a frenzy with its trademark breakneck speed brass onslaught. If you missed the mayhem, fear not: We'll broadcast that Sept 22 New York Gypsy Festival concert in its entirety tonight, remixed superbly for radio by engineer extraordinaire Don Wood. And you'll have another chance to be blown away by Fanfare Ciocarlia in person, when they play Central Park Summerstage with New York's own Indian-style brass wizards Red Baraat on Sunday afternoon July 14th.


Brian Chase
Friday, June 7th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

Drummer/composer Brian Chase, (from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) comes through to play live versions of the music heard on his solo Pogus release called Drums & Drones. The record features up-close investigations of the resonant properties and drone capabilities of the various drums and techniques of the trapset, which in turn unfurl into compelling sonic textures and compositions in their own right. Tune in for this unique close study, and you may never look at a drumset the same way again.


My Castle of Quiet Finale, with Psychic Limb live
Friday, June 7th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Hearing Psychic Limb's "Queens" (2011) is nothing short of a grind revelation, like the first time one hears Circle of Dead Children's The Genocide Machine, or Pig Destroyer's Terrifyer. The record is a sonic rollercoaster, pulling you forward in a thrill-ride of shameless intensity and gutsy human energy, a musical trip akin to poring through your first Bukowski novel. This band has flawless chops, and great songs to spare. A live Psychic Limb appearance on My Castle of Quiet has been long in the discussion phase, almost didn't happen, but as fortune would have it, the band will be guesting on the last-ever MCoQ weekly broadcast, and we're honored to have a band of such great prowess escort our four-year run off of WFMU's weekly airwaves. Fill-ins to come this Summer / Fall, with live guest-spots by Verglas and The Black Twilight Circle tour. HUGE thanks to Psychic Limb—this promises to be a night to remember, so don't miss it!


DJ Greg Belson
Thursday, June 6th, 2013, 8pm - 9pm
on
Sinner's Crossroads with Kevin Nutt
Sinner's Crossroads is in Revival. Greg Belson, host of the Divine Chord Gospel Show on dublab.com, guest DJ's on Sinner's Crossroads this evening. O Man. Greg has brought the goods, a pile of righteous gospel 45 artifacts including what must be the greatest garage gospel groove track of all time. All sinners will be seated. Bring the sick.


Crispin Glover
Thursday, June 6th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Join Night People for a very special interview with actor/director Crispin Glover who is presently on tour with Parts I & II of his "It" film trilogy and his Big Slide Show, a one hour dramatic narration of eight different illustrated books.


Dave the Spazz
Thursday, June 6th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon
FMU's Dave The Spazz joins Clay Pigeon on The Dusty Show tonight. Music, talk, phone calls, station lore, and more!


Ajda the Turkish Queen
Thursday, June 6th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

The heart and voice of Black Fortress of Opium, Ajda returns to WFMU for a solo performance. With an everchanging instrumental arsenal -- keyboard, guitar, mandolin or anything else she has at hand -- and a classically trained voice, Adja's rootsy yet ethereal compositions blossom differently without the restraints of a full band.


Sun Ra Arkestra's Marshall Allen and Danny Ray Thompson
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Two legends of Sun Ra's Arkestra performing today live! A visit to Brian's show from Marshall Allen (alto sax) and Danny Ray Thompson (baritone sax) from the Arkestra, joined by Ed Wilcox on drums and vocals, Jerry Mayall (both longtime members of Temple of Bon Matin) on upright bass, plus electronic music pioneer Charles Cohen. This newly-expanded, active working band has evolved out of Wilcox's five European tours with Allen, and we're severely honored to have them make music in the WFMU studios at last! This is part one of the marathon live session, to be continued next week!


Aaron Rosenblum
Monday, June 3rd, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Airborne Event is pleased to welcome Aaron Rosenblum to WFMU for a solo live performance. Aaron has been refining a music made from his own rural and urban field recordings paired with tape loops and manipulated through a live sampling keyboard. He's been in groups including Sapat, Son of Earth, Shackamaxon, and others not necessarily beginning with the letter S. Aaron and Matt Krefting will be performing solo sets on a short East Coast tour in June and will have a limited edition cassette available at the June 14th NYC gig, occurring at an undisclosed location.


Susan Crawford
Monday, June 3rd, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
In her book Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age Susan Crawford makes the case that the Cable monopolies slow down inovation, raise the cost of access and keep us from getting advanced services and products that many other countries already have. Susan Crawford will join Benjamen Walker for an hour of live conversation and they will take audience calls.


Dmitri Slepovitch gives the lowdown on Litvak Jewish music
Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Dmitri Slepovitch is an ethnomusicologist, author, educator, composer and musician - leader of the klezmer bands Litvakus and Minsker Kapelye. If anyone knows about Litvak musical traditions - klezmer and Yiddish music from Lithuania and Belarus and the vicinity - it's Dmitri. In fact he wrote the book on it - Traditional Jewish Music in Eastern Europe. The book is in Russian though... So, we've invited Dmitri to FMU tonight to translate the story into English, illustrating with lots of recorded examples from his extensive collection.


The World's Greatest Music Experts
Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
By overwhelming popular demand Michael welcomes the return of The World's Greatest Music Experts - discussing musical minutiae, cracking wise and taking your calls. Got a question for the The World's Greatest Music Experts? Email it to: theworldsgreatestmusicexperts(at)wfmu.org!


Monochrome Set
Thursday, May 30th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on
Hello Children with Faye
Post-punk pop favorites The Monochrome Set visit Faye's Hello Children program for her first live set ever! In town for the NYC Pop fest, The Monochrome Set have enchanted listeners of all types with irresistible charm, wit, & hooks since 1978! Tune in to Hello Children this week for a VERY PREMIUM SPECIAL live set absolutely not to be missed!.


Broken Water
Thursday, May 30th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Noisy but gorgeous, Broken Water's sound mingles punk, shoegaze and psychedelia into a crunchy, droney, hazy mix. Alternating vocalists blend into distorted guitars and changeable rhythms perfect for a misty night or rain-drenched soul.


Paul Kelly
Thursday, May 30th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

For almost 40 years, in over 350 songs, Paul Kelly has been mapping out the Australian landscape and its people. Unofficially considered the poet laureate of that country, he creates musical vignettes of life, love, and the underbelly of both. His nineteenth album, “Spring And Fall,” was released last October and is his first after a five-year hiatus. The concept of the album is best described by Paul himself: “Spring And Fall is a song cycle. It’s been five years since I made a record and perhaps the experience of writing a book during that time made me attuned to the idea of developing a close-knit structure for the next thing I did… Each song contains the seed of the song that follows. They are all love songs and the album is a love story.” Currently on tour across the U.S., Mary Wing is thrilled to have Paul Kelly perform live on 100% Whatever on Thursday morning; tune in at 1 am!


Sun Ra Belated Birthday Broadcast
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Michael Anderson, WFMU's "Good Doctor," revisits Irwin's program on Weds. May 29 for a another round of Sun Ra recordings and recollections. Anderson, who maintains the Sun Ra Archives, has for years been overseeing reissues of the universe-hopping jazz legend, as well as producing first issues of unreleased recordings. Anderson is the author/editor of This Planet Is Doomed: The Science Fiction Poetry of Sun Ra, published by Kicks Books, a Norton Records affiliate. Sun Ra, born Herman Poole Blount, would have turned 99 this month, and may in fact be celebrating somewhere in the cosmic beyond. We'll celebrate on radio, May 29.


Survival
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week we have a session from Brooklyn's new goth heroes Survival. Minimal peace punk inspired goth with members of American Sun, Brain Slug, and The Guts. They have a new tape and upcoming tour with Anasazi. Music with a message. Check this out while they're still fresh.


Moira Scar
Monday, May 27th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

A trio of psychonauts from Oakland -- Roxy Monoxide, LuLu Gamma Ray, and Ryan Bonus Beast -- channel the cosmic entity Moira Scar to make a wild din of deeply weird ritual garage punk cabaret music. Their new record "Scarred for Life" is out on Resipiscent Records, and they'll make a stop at WFMU on May 27th to play live on the Airborne Event while they're touring in the East. Don't miss it!


Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Monday, May 27th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Seattle, WA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


The Copyright Alert System, Music Hack Day & More
Monday, May 27th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Radio Free Culture
The entertainment industry has changed their game plan. Instead of suing the crap out of college kids, they're now working with ISPs to find the pirates and send them to copyright reeducation camp. But will it work? Join Andrea from the Free Music Archive and Daily Dot journalist Kevin Collier for a look at the state of the Copyright Alert System. Hear about pirates seeding Rihanna, hoping their ISPs will notice, and the Orwellian Center for Copyright Information, which has recently lost its business status. Plus, take a trip to Music Hack Day in Philadelphia and listen to the sounds of a magnetic resonator piano.


Chuck Johnson
Monday, May 27th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Wrap a raga around a Chinese melody, or an Elizabeth Cotton blues, or a Roscoe Holcomb-style Appalachian guitar tune, and you'll get an inkling of where Chuck Johnson's guitar technique comes from. Johnson's fingerstyle playing touches on those influences and on elements in nature, occasionally adding a touch of electronics to the mix. Chuck's newest release, "Crows in the Basilica," is out now on Three Lobed Recordings, with a heavy focus on what he calls "folk minimalism." Chuck Johnson drops by the early part of Irene's show to play some of it live.


The Woolen Men
Sunday, May 26th, 2013, 6am - 9am
on
Dangerous For The Brain with Thomas Storck
Intense, clever, catchy, and unpretentious. Don't let their recent debut LP on Woodsist fool you - The Woolen Men have been self-releasing undeniable DIY pop gems for years now on the renowned Eggy Records label. Their complexities as song writers are subtle, but not shy, and timeless in a way that they'd feel right at home in the Happy Squid catalog in the '80s, or Flying Nun's in the '90s. This is music that will survive. Check them out on the Free Music Archive before they stop by the WFMU studios while on tour this month with power pop prodigies Lame Drivers.


WFMU Broadcasts live from the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain!
Saturday, May 25th, 2013, 3pm - Midnight
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
WFMU returns to Barcelona's amazing Primavera Sound Festival on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25th! The festival's official USA radio partner has been carrying full on live sets live from sunny Spain that in the past have included Glenn Branca, Grinderman, Sonic Youth, Codeine, The Pop Group, Demdike Stare, The Monochrome Set, Marianne Faithfull, Einsturzende Neubauten, Pavement, Pere Ubu, Wire, and many more, with a number of the archives available online and the FMA! This year's broadcast happens from 3pm to Midnight both days, artist schedule TBA, but confirmed: Swans, Nurse With Wound, Hot Snakes, Orchestre Poly Rhythmo de Cotonou, Four Tet, Omar Souleyman! Stay tuned!


Wild Leaves
Saturday, May 25th, 2013, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Brooklyn band Wild Leaves moved to New York a couple of years ago, more or less en masse, from the Cincinnati area. A young 5-piece outfit, their sound and sun-drenched harmonies will remind you of the 1970s west coast country rock bands. They dropped by WFMU's studio B recently to record five songs, including some from their debut LP, "Wind & Rain".


WFMU Broadcasts live from the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain!
Friday, May 24th, 2013, 3pm - Midnight
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
WFMU returns to Barcelona's amazing Primavera Sound Festival on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25th! The festival's official USA radio partner has been carrying full on live sets live from sunny Spain that in the past have included Glenn Branca, Grinderman, Sonic Youth, Codeine, The Pop Group, Demdike Stare, The Monochrome Set, Marianne Faithfull, Einsturzende Neubauten, Pavement, Pere Ubu, Wire, and many more, with a number of the archives available online and the FMA! This year's broadcast happens from 3pm to Midnight both days, artist schedule TBA, but confirmed: Swans, Nurse With Wound, Hot Snakes, Orchestre Poly Rhythmo de Cotonou, Four Tet, Omar Souleyman! Stay tuned!


Pat Murano and Tom Carter / Dried Up Corpse
Friday, May 24th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
As of this performance, Pat Murano will have appeared on My Castle of Quiet on WFMU more than any other individual (in addition to appearances on other shows with other projects.) A founding member of the No-Neck Blues Band, Pat has shown Castle listeners his versatility as an improvisor with K-Salvatore, his outstanding solo project, Decimus, in addition / contrast to the passionate fire of the black metal band Malkuth. (All shows archived at the My Castle of Quiet portal on the FMA.) We're excited to welcome Pat back, this time in the superb duo with guitarist / improvisor Tom Carter, of the legendary and much-loved Charalambides. Together, Murano and Carter shape the sonic space like painters, with the introspection / complexity of Mark Rothko, and the spontaneity and passion of Jackson Pollock. These are eerie, contemplative, psychedelic sound-works of the very highest order, a perfect fit for MCoQ's "lighter" side; music to lie on the roof to, looking upward, contemplating the cosmos.

Stan Reed's Dried Up Corpse is a bird of another sonic feather, peering downwards, with rotted wings, encircling a mass grave. Stan is a founding member of Blue Sabbath Black Cheer, a My Castle of Quiet and WFMU favorite / staple, a harsh-sound project of many years standing and and global reputation. Stan and BSBC are unquestionably this generation's New Blockaders, abrasive-yet-soul-infused, achingly human; if Murano and Carter recall Rothko, then Dried Up Corpse, Stan's breakaway solo project from BSBC, is Rothko's blackest canvases, the ones you could stare at for hours and always see something new at every glance. Through a series of tape, CDr and vinyl releases, Dried Up Corpse has been established a major force, and a unique shade of "dark" removed from the mother project. WFMU catches up with Dried Up Corpse, while in town to play the massive Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation, which WFMU's experimental-music-listener fans are strongly urged to attend, with many great performers performing!


Denise Mercedes and Nick Marden of the Stimulators
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Two members of one of NYC's legendary 70's punk bands, The Stimulators will join Diane on Peer Pressure May 23rd! ~ Guitarist Denise Mercedes AND Bassist Nick Marden will be spinning the tunes and answering your questions via the live playlist on the WFMU website!


World Goth Day Wrap-Up with guest Doktor Lorenz
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
Julie lives up to the reputation of her "goth show" and once again proves how she pales in comparison to the true connoisseurs of the genre. Area DJ and goth aficionado Doktor Lorenz comes in to play some gothic vinyl as Julie tries to remember which band Peter Murphy led and reminds us that Sisters of Mercy got their name from a Leonard Cohen song. Spend the waning moments of World Goth Day watching your candles become puddles and enjoying the old, the new and the "is this really goth?"


Prometheus Orders: The Liver Special! (Tim Lacy fills in for Evan "Funk" Davies)
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music from Daddy's Hideaway
Embedded deeply in the very armpit of corporate hegemony these many months, Music From Daddy's Hideaway returns to WFMU.

Once eviscerated, Tim Lacy is now and again reborn as Fill-In DJ. Mix your metaphors, confuse yourself and others, celebrate Dick Wagner's 200th birthday, and join Tim in the safety and Kämpfert of Evan Funk Davies' ersatz zeitschlöt, Wednesday, May 22, 9pm to midnight. A tidepool of complex molecular ferment is promised. Bring an enemy!


Robert Scotto discusses and plays Moondog
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

He was blind, dressed in ancient Viking regalia, and slept on 6th Avenue during the 1950s. And he was a musical genius. Louis Hardin was known as Moondog, and Irwin and guest Robert Scotto celebrate the birthday of the majestic pioneer on May 22 from 3-4pm (Eastern). Hear recordings of strange sounds and exotic beauty from the 1950s to the 1990s, including unreleased material. Moondog recorded with animals, self-made instruments, and tugboat horns, and composed percussion pieces, chamber music, and works for 25 saxophones. Author Robert Scotto wrote the first full-length biography of Moondog in 2008, and the second edition is being published in May. Scotto also wrote the Moondog entry in the second edition of The Grove Dictionary of American Music. Scotto recently retired as professor of English at Baruch College. His previous publications include a Critical Edition of Catch-22, a book on the contemporary American novel, and essays on Walter Pater, James Joyce and other major 19th and 20th century writers.


Doors Karaoke
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. commemorates the passing of Ray Manzarek by presenting Doors Karaoke. YOU become the Lizard King and sing to authentic Doors backing tracks! You know who told me? JIM F**KING MORRISON, that's who!


Born Loose
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Pretty much the best live band in NYC right now. Featuring an all-star line up with Larry May (Candy Snatchers/The Crums), Suke (Snuka/Iron Prostate/Candy Snatchers), Shane Konen (Live Ones/Ghetto Ways) and Eric Robel (Heroin Sheiks/Nova Express), Born Loose comes out swinging with real and raging rock-n-roll.Debut s/t LP out now on Drug Front Records!


The Bell Cycle on Airborne Event at Cafe Madeline
Monday, May 20th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Airborne Event will be broadcasting live from Cafe Madeline at 1603 Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn on May 20th. The Bell Cycle, multi-instrumentalists Isabel Castellvi and Rob Chamberlain, will perform live. They use melodic songs based around guitar/cello interplay and blatant vocal harmonies to induce an unfounded sense of well-being, then bewilder with nonsensical strings of noise that defy all bounds of sonic temperament. Their new record Paid By the Word comes out on May 28th.


Damo Suzuki
Monday, May 20th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Damo Suzuki (Cologne,Germany)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


No Joy
Monday, May 20th, 2013, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Montreal's "Shangri-Las of shoegaze" are noisy dead ghosts with a heart of pure throbbing pop. They bring their glorious guitar squalls to Scott's show this Monday, wrapping up their tour supporting new album "Wait to Pleasure" on Mexican Summer records.


"And this is not for your amusement. . ." - #May20th High School Subculture Spectacular!
Monday, May 20th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
amEdeo's show
Dear Diary,

Today I found out that amEdeo and his guests Rev. Joseph "Joe Philips" Duffy (WFMU Young Guns), Rachael Fox (Über Artist and WFMU Super-Volunteer), DJ Keili (Beastin' the Airwaves!), DJ Julie (Dark Night of the Soul), and the inimitable Yvonne (The "Eat It, Frank Capra" Fundraiser) will be gathering for a special discussion of high school, subcultures, and self-expression. I hear everybody's invited. Am I "everyone"? Will I ever be anyone? Do you think they noticed me? Also: Diary readings! Bad songs! and Caaaaandy!!!

I think we're alone now,
amEdeo


Black Sabbath Pancake Jamboree!
Sunday, May 19th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
In a singular, spectacular, sabbathy radio event, listeners will delight to hear the first four Black Sabbath albums in order, as covered and remixed by other artists. Yes, even "FX" has been re-done and by the end of the show you will not believe there are no pancakes at all!


Howard Kaylan
Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Howard Kaylan back to the show to discuss his new book "Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc." The book is an honest account of Howard's on and off stage life - including great stories about the creation of songs like “Happy Together,” “She’d Rather Be With Me,” “You Baby,” “It Ain’t Me Babe,” “Elenore” and “You Showed Me.”


William Tyler (Part 2)
Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
This is part 2 of an interview and live session with guitarist William Tyler, who is touring in support of his gorgeous new album, "Impossible Truth", just out on Merge Records. Quite the raconteur, you will come away with a greater appreciation of this musician, who draws deeply from the wells of inspiration.


Kevin Hufnagel
Thursday, May 16th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Kevin Hufnagel will be Diane's Peer Pressure guest on Thursday, May 16th at 1pm. Kevin is known for playing guitar in Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Byla, Vaura and guesting in Sabbath Assembly and for Jarboe as well. Kevin will spin the tunes and we'll find out a little bit about what makes him tick and how he handles all his projects! Listeners will be able to ask Kevin questions via the interactive comments board/Playlist, so tune in!


Glockabelle
Thursday, May 16th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

What do you get when you take a couple of old casio VL tones, a collection of thimbles, a glockenspiel and French vocals? You get the inimitable Annabelle Cazes and her self-described french punk-afrobeat-yé-yé. Annabelle takes a break from making her kitchen konzert videos to bring her classical training and well-cooked keyboards to the Dark Night. Ethan Snyder joins Glockabelle to add hyperactive percussion to her tiny keys and frantic pings.


Jim Behrle
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
The Listener Thom Ristow Don't Stop Believin' Thunk Tank welcomes very special guest Jim Behrle, poet, author, raconteur, and the Kreepy Kats guy. Behrle is Thunk Tank poet laureate, and the author of the best advice on how to write a novel, ever, which appeared in The Awl. Sportsy talk will no doubt ensue. ALSO: A special musical tribute to country-western story songs! Listen as Bronwyn C. and Jim Behrle discuss the narrative structure of Red Sovine's "Teddy Bear." This Wednesday, on Thunk Tank with Bronwyn sans Jay.


Explaining WFMU to the Unenlightened
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
On Aerial View tonight: Do you have a hard time explaining WFMU to the unenlightened? Do people you know constantly confuse WFMU with other radio stations that have an "F" and a "U" in their call letters? Now's your chance to take those fools to school! Record an Aerial View PSA (Public Service Announcement) all about WFMU and help set the record straight. Just call 201-209-9368 between 6 and 7 PM and record a PSA of up to two minutes in length. Don't worry, Chris T. will help you if you need some guidance.


Mudhoney
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

When WFMU broadcast Mudhoney live from ATP a few years ago, it was fully obvious that their instrumental power and Mark Arm's inimitable yowl were still very much in full force. Even more so at last year's Primavera broadcast (where they followed up after their set by bumrushing and taking over the WFMU fairway tent!). 25 years down the line Mudhoney still have the bottles and bodies flying, soaking up a past and continuing to deliver the one-two riffage even as bands they influenced have vanished and reunited at half mast. April sees Sub Pop and Mudhoney's respective anniversaries marked by a brand new full-length "Vanishing Point" (their ninth!) and a visit to Brian's show to rock faces off. They also play at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, May 11th and Bowery Ballroom May 12th. Don't miss this sure-to-be-legendary session!


Trinidad Jame$
Monday, May 13th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Trinidad Jame$ (Atlanta, GA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


People Who Only Need a Beat
Sunday, May 12th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
Three of WFMU's Hoof & Mouth rhythm-keepers--Dave Mandl, Evan "Funk" Davies, and Irwin Chusid--will celebrate rim shots, ruffs, rolls, and paradiddles with a three-hour drum throwdown on Sunday, May 12, from 9 p.m. to midnight (Eastern). Each will in turn feature tracks showcasing some of their favorite percussionists. You'll hear Art Blakey, Keith Moon, Bev Bevan, Mitch Mitchell, Bonzo, Max Roach, Bill Bruford, Chris Cutler, Aynsley Dunbar, Dave King, and lots of unsung drummers whose names you probably won't recognize. Phil Collins, even.


William Tyler (Part 1)
Saturday, May 11th, 2013, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Guitarist William Tyler, longtime member of the band Lambchop, was in town recently to perform at Mercury Lounge. Merge Records has just released his third solo album, "Impossible Truth". These records are not in the guitar soli idiom, with Tyler beautifully integrating other instruments into an organic whole. While most of the live segments on Shrunken Planet run an hour, Tyler is so fascinating that I couldn't bear to edit this, and part 2 will air next week.


DJ PNutz
Friday, May 10th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
DJ PNutz - the producer/DJ from San Diego, CA who recently released the album "Rackmount" - will stop by the WFMU on-air studios to do a live turntable set on "Put The Needle On The Record" with Billy Jam on Friday May 10th, 2013 at 7pm.


Bludded Head
Friday, May 10th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Not all doom bands are created equal, not by a long shot. Some are just trying to set downbeats as far afield from one another as possible, with lots of hard-guy posturing in between. Bludded Head play an earthy, artfully composed and deftly executed brand of doom, with electric cello serving as the bass instrument, and Nevada Hill's vocals, a wild wail that could crack drywall. Their lengthy songs don't sit in one place too long; they keep changing, evolving with each new passage, and subtle, pregnant sections thoughtfully divide up the crushing power. BH take the doom sound to places it's not been before, and MCoQ is pleased and proud to catch up with the band on tour, with a local show at Silent Barn, Friday 5/10, also featuring Guardian Alien, and previous Castle performers/friends C. Lavender and Bob Bellerue. Bludded Head have a new drummer, and are now a four-piece (originally at trio), and we can't wait to hear how they've evolved, and what new steamrolled delights and mind-expanding explosions they have for us.


Insect Ark
Thursday, May 9th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Strength Through Failure with Fabio

Insect Ark, the solo project of Dana Schecter (Angels of Light, Bee & Flower, American Music Club, etc.) hits Strength Through Failure today. Schecter utilizes bass, lap steel, keyboards, programming in performance, and she'll be talking up her forthcoming album and gig coming up May 15th at the Delancey (with Ulan Bator, Martin Bisi, and Ron Anderson also on the bill).


The Laurels
Thursday, May 9th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Fresh from the Austin Psych Fest, Sydney psychedelic shoegazers bring their two-guitared wall of sound, moody percussion and dual male vocals into the dark night in the midst of their first U.S. tour and long-awaited debut full-length release.


Wax Idols & TV Ghost
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Oakland's Wax Idols have an intense post-punk sound that might remind you of Joy Division or Siouxsie & the Banshees -- no surprise, since both bands are longtime favorites of the band's primary singer and songwriter, Hether Fortune. Their outstanding debut single and LP both landed on EFD's Best Of 2011 list and they've just released their second full-length, Discipline & Desire (Slumberland) which somehow improves on their debut. Fortune says that her strongest songwriting influences in recent years are Daniel Ash and Wire, but Wax Idols have their own sound that defies genres, among other things.

You'll also hear a live set from Wax Idols' tourmates, TV Ghost. These Indiana art-punkers have been putting out one killer record after another, with each one seemingly scarier (in a good way) than the one before it. TV Ghost sit somewhere on the spectrum between Goblin and Lightning Bolt, and the Dario Argentos of the future would do well to hire TV Ghost for their next soundtrack.

Wax Idols and TV Ghost are now on tour in the eastern half of the US, with local dates at Cake Shop in Manhattan on Friday May 3 and Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on Saturday May 4. Don't miss this rare double bill on The Evan "Funk" Davies show Wednesday night, May 8, at 9pm!


The Return of Thunk Tank
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Thunk Tank returns to the air with a cavalcade of country music.


Hal Willner
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Musical bon vivant Hal Willner will drop in on Irwin's show Wednesday May 8 at 4pm to discuss the 12th annual "Great Night in Harlem" jazz benefit concert, which he's producing. The concert, which takes place May 17 at Harlem's legendary Apollo Theater, will feature Elvis Costello, Don Byron, Steven Bernstein, Curtis Fowlkes, Art Baron, Craig Handy, and countless others. "A Great Night in Harlem" is hosted by the Jazz Foundation to benefit their Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund, which raises money to assist elderly jazz and blues musicians in crisis.


Gun Outfit
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week we're joined by Western sunset rockers Gun Outfit. This is a rock and roll band. We caught them on their minivan U.S./Canada tour right before two NYC shows at Cake Shop and Union Pool. They are vaguely based out of Olympia, although half the members live in Los Angeles and one is a vagrant. Members of Sonskull, White Boss, Comin Up Roses, Spiritual Warriors, etc. There is definitely a Milk Music vibe going on (more second 12" than first 12"). You'd be silly not to listen.


Ulan Bator
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Ulan Bator was started in 1993 in Paris by Amaury Cambuzat, who has also spent time among the ranks of Faust (a band Ulan Bator has often been cited as a kind of post-rock French kindred spirit of). They've been relatively lowkey in American circles, though some years ago released a Michael Gira-produced album "Ego Echo" released on his Young God imprint. Avant-classical leanings, subtle nods to Circle and even Swans float from their amps; Ulan Bator will be playing at the Delancey in NYC on May 15th with Insect Ark and Martin Bisi.


Pete Galub and the Annuals
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Power pop? singer-songwriter? While these overused terms certainly apply here, they don't come close to summing up Pete's unique talent. And as an in-demand lead guitarist on the New York music scene, he has the chops to go along with the tunes! Pete's latest album is "Candy Tears."


Star Rover
Monday, May 6th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

Drummer Jeremy Gustin and guitarist Will Graefe make weird new sounds taking as their starting point the dissection and reassembly of John Fahey -- not with samplers but with instrumental performances. Starting from the work of the master, Star Rover's repertoire of original compositions is surprisingly loose and exploratory, by turns full of punk rock energy and burnt-out blues crud. Their record "Western Winds Bitter Christians" comes out May 7th on FYO Records, and they'll celebrate with a visit to Airborne Event the night before.


Questlove
Monday, May 6th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Questlove of the Roots (Philadelphia, PA) from 2013! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Jewish Moments in the Morning with Nachum Segal fills in for Jim Price
Monday, May 6th, 2013, 3pm - 3:01pm
on
Jewish Moments in the Morning with Nachum Segal

Deerhunter
Monday, May 6th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Psychedelic indie overlords Deerhunter swing by WFMU for the first time ever to play a live set on Liz Berg's show. Although frontman Bradford Cox (also of Atlas Sound) seems to wind up on the Pitchfork gossip blotter somewhat regularly, the drama follows him for a reason: the man is a charismatic songwriter. Deerhunter is curating All Tomorrow's Parties in the UK this June, and are releasing their first album in three years this May. Tune in to hear Deerhunter's sublime pop anthems, and you'll know what all the fuss is about.


I'm Gonna Tear Your Playlist Down!
Sunday, May 5th, 2013, 7pm - 9pm
on
Monica's show
Monica welcomes returning DJ champion Mr. C to the WFMU radio ring as they go toe-to-toe, track-to-track in a soul diva smackdown for the ages. Uh-oh, looks like another love T.K.O.!


Dungeons & Dragons Live!
Sunday, May 5th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Grab your dice and ride a dragon through the early morning hours! The fine folks at the Twenty Sided Store in Brooklyn will be leading us through an exciting adventure as we play D&D live on the radio!


Lazurite
Saturday, May 4th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Brooklyn artist Megan Moncrief plays a Depression-era zither-like instrument called the ukelin, but her sound is more 1980's tape culture than Tennessee Waltz. Along with the 32-string behemoth, Lazurite summons percussion loops, echo-laden drones, feedback, homebuilt synths, and sundry pedals to create a rich drift deep into the heart of Lemuria. Her releases include the great Secular Geometry cassette, and you can see her live on May 7th at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge and at Silent Barn on June 15th and 24th. But this evening all you need to do is tune in and let Lazurite amplify your thoughts and wash the week's blues away!


George Jones Tribute
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
It's all George Jones night featuring hits, more hits, some misses, oddball 45s, live stuff, rare stuff, songs you've never heard of, songs you'll never forget, songs you've heard a hundred thousand times, the songs that smell like the inside of a whiskey bottle, the songs that remind you that's it's 3am and you're talking to a Fred Flintstone jelly bean jar. I could do 12 hours saluting this guy's legacy but we'll see what we can do in three. Tune in tonight for a tribute to the greatest singer living or dead.


Roadburn Recap
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's returned and has nearly recovered! For those of you who missed Roadburn Fest (Tilburg/Netherlands), or who want to re-live it; these three hours are for you! Reviewing for the entire program the bands who were featured at this year's Roadburn Festival, along with photos many! Some bands who will be featured: High On Fire, Godflesh, Sigh, The Ruins of Beverast, Witch Mountain, Royal Thunder, Die Kreuzen, Camera, Maserati, Pallbearer, The Pretty Things, Psychic TV and many many MORE!!! Yes, I feel your pain if you were not there! SO TUNE IN!


Eleni Mandell
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell has been making critically-acclaimed music since 1998. Her eighth album, “I Can See The Future,” released last year on Yep Roc, marks a departure from her usual bluesy/jazzy, noir-filled songs. Written and recorded during her pregnancy with twins, it is chock-full of breezy, likable retro-pop that reflects her new life as a single mother. But while the album marks a new phase of Mandell’s life, she is still adept at crafting compelling storylines, as well as using her voice’s versatility and nuance to breathe another dimension into her songs. Tune in to hear Eleni perform a solo set on Mary Wing’s show on Thursday morning, beginning at 1 am!



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