Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Conrad Schnitzler
Thursday, August 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
As part of the 2015 Con-Con-Mythology tribute, Fabio will broadcast for the first time ever an interview with Conrad Schnitzler recorded in 2008. Schnitzler meticulously answers 20 questions for a Japanese magazine, though only a fraction of the interview was ever published. Schnitzler's friend Jin Kawai spent nearly a year translating the entire recording into Japanese. Now you can hear the original recording straight out of Schnitzler's mouth! Only on Strength Through Failure.


Patrick Delaney and Hutch Bannister of Chips and Beer Magazine
Thursday, August 27th, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Coming out with issue #9 that contains a 30 page focus on Blue Oyster Cult, Patrick and Hutch will be spinning a variety of tunes and talking about the development of this mega zine that's been around since 2011. Always meaty issues, Chips and Beer features metal new and old, without any frills or trends. Volume #9 also has a Sci-Fi/ Supernatural undercurrent. Tune in and rock off your eyebrows!


178 Product
Thursday, August 27th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Sal P from Liquid Liquid leads this post punk improvisational group. They describe themselves as 'Jam Not Jam'. Recorded live in Studio B plus interview.


Complete *plus* Octagrape
Tuesday, August 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

The smoke hasn't even cleared from the amps at WFMU's Summer Thunder concert at Union Pool this weekend, and two of the show's acts play live on Brian's show today! COMPLETE are a Ft Worth, Texas trio that can be best described as dark-n-heavy Free Boogie from another dimension. With such songs as "Dreaming", "Hot As Hell" and "Hoogie Boogie Land" (somewhat widely circulated internet sensations), the band, fronted by Curt Low, are the Real Deal, people. This is their first trip to the NYC area and you cannot miss. OCTAGRAPE are also on the bill today: a project of Glen Galloway (of Soul Junk and onetime member of Trumans Water), this San Diego combo exercise some blowtorch psychedelic punk in the spirit of Mainliner, Swell Maps, Major Stars and other faves of this program. Tune in!


Eric Gilliland
Monday, August 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave's guest for tonight is writer Eric Gilliland.


Special guest co-host Kelly Jones
Monday, August 24th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Sportsy Talk welcomes a VERY SPECIAL GUEST COHOST— Keeper of the Sportsy Talk Trophy! Originator of the very term "Sportsy Talk"! By popular demand (of Listener Jim), it's KELLY JONES! So, you know, Sportsy Talk/Lady Talk/ Sportsy Talk/ Lady Talk ...etc. ad infinitum. Or until 7:00 PM, anyway.


Eleventh Dream Day
Monday, August 24th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

For going on 30 years now, Chicago's Eleventh Dream Day has been melding an amazing array of influences (Neil Young, Television, blues, garage, probably a bunch of other cool stuff) into their own brand of powerful and expressive rock and roll. Their new LP, Works For Tomorrow, is one of their strongest yet. The only question is will WFMU's Studio B still be standing after today!


All Dogs
Sunday, August 23rd, 7pm - 10pm
on
Hello Children with Faye
Today on Hello Children with Faye! All Dogs present: power-ballad pop perfection from Columbus & Philly. As the New York Times says, "there's something about 2015 that sounds like 1994." Here it live on HC & then save the episode for next time you need a good walk around your neighborhood at twilight, or are perhaps alone in a field or on a beach. Their new record Kicking Every Day is out 08/28 on Salinas Records.


All Dogs
Sunday, August 23rd, 7pm - 9pm
on
Hello Children with Faye
Power-ballad pop perfection from Columbus & Philly. As the New York Times says, "there's something about 2015 that sounds like 1994." Hear it live on HC & then save the episode for next time you need a good walk around your neighborhood at twilight, or are perhaps alone in a field or on a beach. Their new record Kicking Every Day is out 08/28 on Salinas Records.


The Fast Set
Saturday, August 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
The Fast Set began as a writing assignment that singer/songwriter Gina Pensiero gave herself but has now transformed into a full on rock and roll experience, with Sean Lango on bass and Karl Sturk on drums. The Fast Set currently only has five songs, so you are actually guaranteed a very literal fast set. Hear them make their WFMU debut with a live set this Saturday night.


EFD's Annual Disco-Dance Party!
Wednesday, August 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Turn the dog days of August into the dance days of August this coming Wednesday night on the Evan "Funk" Davies show! You'll hear three hours of classic dance and disco jams from the mid/late '70s and early '80s, plus some lost shoulda-been-hits that just might become your new faves. Hook up the disco ball, pull the rug back, and tell the downstairs neighbors to go out to the movies because you'll be wearing out your boogie shoes from 9pm to midnight Wednesday night, August 19, on WFMU!


Joe Frank - "To the Bar Life"
Wednesday, August 19th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "To the Bar Life," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. August 19th. Joe raises his glass (repeatedly) to an American named Johnny who was raised in an upper-class family during the Depression, but enlists in World War II hoping to die in combat. Despite a near-death experience, Johnny survives and returns home to his now-troubled family, including a destructive, alcoholic father.


Marc Ribot
Tuesday, August 18th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Marc Ribot guests on Morricone Island. In addition to leading Ceramic Dog and Los Cubanos Postizos, and playing guitar on recordings by John Zorn, Lounge Lizards, Tom Waits, Robert Plant and Elvis Costello, Marc is a composer of feature length films and documentaries as well as a go-to session guitarist for many film directors and music supervisors alike (that's him on "Walk The Line", "Where The Wild Things Are" and "The Departed"), not to mention an avid live scorer of silent films since the 80's. Marc Ribot will be performing a live score with Ikue Mori to Jennifer Reeves' "Shadows Choose Their Horrors" (2005) on Wed., Aug. 26 at Le Poisson Rouge.


Lord Buckley Special with Oliver Trager (Jeff Golick fills in for Doug Schulkind)
Tuesday, August 18th, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Magic Hour with Jeff Golick (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Filling in for Doug Schulkind's Give the Drummer Some, Jeff Golick presents an hour of Lord Buckley with Buckley biographer Oliver Trager. Written and performed by Trager, his play "Dig Infinity!" is being present next week as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.


Josh Zepps PLUS the Teen Commandments
Monday, August 17th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps and musical guest the Teen Commandments.


The Barreracudas
Saturday, August 15th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes Powerpop and Rock'n'Roll sensations The Barreracudas for a live set to celebrate the release of their dazzling new LP, Can Do Easy (Oops Baby Records). Find out why their most recent single "Promises, Promises" shot to #1 on the WFMU charts! Adrian Barrera and the gang will be performing in Brooklyn on the 14th and 15th and should not be missed!


Kim Shattuck of The Muffs
Saturday, August 15th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Kim Shattuck of The Muffs about the new remastered and expanded re-release of the band's self titled 1993 totally amazing debut album.


Kyle Eyre Clyd
Thursday, August 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Kyle Eyre Clyd's work draws on the histories of electroaucoustic performance, meditative drone, performance art, music concrete, beatnik mind expansion techniques, and American folk melancholy. Using a home-built theremin, room feedback, wave generators, mono speakers, and mathematics, Kyle Eyre Clyd presents a unique kind of floating, shifting, pulsating synthesis, and will perform a live set and talk about her work on Fabio's show.


Peter Aaron of Chrome Cranks
Thursday, August 13th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Peer Pressure Guest = Peter Aaron, vocalist/guitarist for Chrome Cranks, bassist for NJ Hardcore pioneers, Sand In The Face and author of a new book: "If You Like The Ramones..." The Sand In The Face reissue just came out, and his book, which is like a time capsule guide to all things Ramones-era, is new as well. Peter can answer listener posted questions, as he will be live at 1pm, spinning tunes and chatting with Diane.


Live Webcam this week + Miss Danielle
Wednesday, August 12th, 7pm - 8pm
on
DIFM (Do It For Me) with Pseu Braun
DIFM delivers a LIVE Freaky-ass psychedelic webcam experience each week while we take your calls on the air! This week's live video will be embedded on Pseu's playlist page Wednesday night at 7pm. Sultry Miss Danielle returns to mesmerize dazed onlookers and as usual you will be asked to CALL IN AND DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!!


Encounters
Wednesday, August 12th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Encounters, for the purpose of this current tour, are a live collaboration between Husere Grav & FRKSE (the recent split LP on Divergent Series between the aforementioned should then give you a good idea of what to expect.) Over three releases on CDr & cassette, Encounters (Reno of NRIII is a constant / founder member, but is not on this tour) have painted a broad, minimal sonic canvas of Rothko / Mondrian-esque drones, eerie guitar rumble, and haunted pop-art soundscapes. Please join us on My Castle of Quiet for a live, in-the-moment session of dark, cinematic envelopment.


The Many, Many Themes of Ron Grainer
Tuesday, August 11th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island remembers Australian-born film and television composer Ron Grainer (1922-1981) on what would have been his 93rd birthday. Perhaps most well known as the composer of the Doctor Who Theme (with Delia Derbyshire and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop), Grainer's body of work is so much more. While a fixture on the British pop music scene in the early 60's, he composed for television (Maigret, The Prisoner, Steptoe & Son) and film (To Sir, With Love, The Omega Man). He also discovered The Eagles! No, not Glen Frey and Don Henley, but the Bristol-based instrumental quartet which he produced and used as studio musicians for a number of his television themes.


Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, August 11th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
The annual visit from our pal Tom Lax, bringing up yet another assortment of obscuro and extremely special 7" singles wax from Siltbreeze headquarters in Philadelphia. If you've checked out this special in past years you know that you will certainly be hearing a lot of DIY/post-punk and general oddball stuff you will probably not hear anywhere else (and see as well, as we will be posting the sleeve art on the playlist page live). Not to be missed!


Tall Firs
Tuesday, August 11th, Midnight - 3am
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
For the past decade, the bleak-folk Brooklyn duo the Tall Firs have remained one of the north side's quietest institutions. With the release of their fourth album, Ghostlight Ensemble (out this summer on All Tomorrow's Parties), Aaron Mullan and Dave Mies enters a new phase of a career that stretches back to an over-the-phone collaboration while the two were still in high school in Baltimore in the early '90s. As Mullan prepares to relocate to the northwest, the pair will play a New York farewell at Union Pool on Wednesday, August 5th (with Spectre Folk and Metal Mountains) and take over the Frow Show in the wee hours of August 11th, playing live, guest DJing, and sharing ribald tales from summers on the Maryland shore and beyond.


Gary Richardson PLUS Jawbreaker Reunion
Monday, August 10th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes comedian Gary Richardson and musical guest Jawbreaker Reunion.


TheUse
Monday, August 10th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on Scott Williams's show

TheUse is the solo synth/theremin/laptop project of Jersey City-based instrument builder, field recordist, beat-maker and multi-instrumentalist Michael Durek. He's also half responsible for the monthly Zip Zap Vroom party, presenting fun avant-electronic music performance for JC's long-neglected weirdo music community. TheUse performs a full set on Scott's show today.


John "Jughead" Pierson
Saturday, August 8th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Musician, playwright, author, actor, podcaster, and former wizard John Jughead Pierson swings by Prove It All Night this coming Saturday to chat about his upcoming performances in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind with The Neo-Futurists. Hear stories from his days in legendary Chicago punk band Screeching Weasel, a look back on his training as part of the infamous Chicago improv scene, his Japan theme park days and more! John will be doing his final performance with the Neo-Futurists this Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th at 10:30pm in Manhattan.


The Mekons
Saturday, August 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
"The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock 'n' roll" – wrote rock critic Lester Bangs. This genre-defying collective emerged from the 1977 British punk scene, where The Mekons progressed from socialist art students with no musical skills to the prolific, raucous progeny of Hank Williams. The Mekons will be doing select U.S. dates in July, including The Boot & Saddle in Philly on 7/20 and The Bowery Ballroom on 7/21.


Joe Frank - "No Show"
Wednesday, August 5th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "No Show," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. August 5th. Joe is distracted by unexpected events, interrupted by demands for his attention, and exhausted from lack of sleep. Consequently, he has no time to produce his next radio program. For 60 minutes he explains to the listeners why there is "no show."


Volahn
Wednesday, August 5th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

As part of their Volahn / Vorde East Coast tour 2015: Emanations of Elektrik Hate Kaos, Volahn returns to My Castle of Quiet for the *third* time, on the heels of their massive, landmark double LP, AQ'AB'AL (Ajna / Iron Bonehead.) No other band in any genre sounds like Volahn, their voice has been unique and mighty from their very beginnings; a careening horde of Aztec black metal, progressive, complex, ferocious, and a challenge always to those who expect the expected. We're more than chuffed to host them for what has become a ritual visit, their live set to air on MCoQ's August 4-5 program.


Tempers (Julie fills in for Irene)
Tuesday, August 4th, 9pm - Midnight
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

New York's Tempers bring their haunting sound to a special early edition of Dark Night. Hypnotic female vocals over spacey fuzz and electronic post punk rhythms will satiate dancing goths as well as swaying shoegazers.


Egisto Macchi Tribute
Tuesday, August 4th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island pays tribute to Italian avant-garde/film composer Egisto Macchi (1928-1992) on what would have been his 87th birthday. Macchi's incredible body of work includes over 50 soundtracks for mostly Belgian and French-produced films and documentaries, library production music for the Gemelli and Ayna labels and numerous recordings as a member of Franco Evangelisti's Gruppo di Improvvisazione di Nuova Consonanza which recruited Macchi's close friend and collaborator Ennio Morricone.


Bummers Eve
Sunday, August 2nd, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K

After a chance encounter in the middle of a mall in Florence, KY, the Cincinnati-based space-punk trio Bummers Eve was born. Playing tough KBD-style rock filtered through a thick cloud of weed smoke and phasers, Bummers Eve is also capable of writing some seriously catchy tunes for a band harboring such a thinly veiled distaste for life. The band dropped by WFMU to play songs off their new single and upcoming LP. Tune in to Burn It Down! with Nate K on Sunday, August 2, to find out what's got these guys so worked up.


Prove It All Night! One-Year-Anniversary Show
Saturday, August 1st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat and the gang celebrate one year of monthly live variety show madness this coming Saturday night with the tenth episode from Monty Hall. Featuring some favorite returning guests from the past year including comedians: Christi Chiello, Joe Pera, Brett Davis, and Dan Licata. Music from Sunshine & The Rain and surprise guests as always! You can watch live video of the show over at WFMU.org from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will appear on the WFMU phone apps, the WFMU homepage and Pat's playlist page.


Author Wyndham Wallace
Saturday, August 1st, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Wyndham Wallace author of "Lee, Myself & I: Inside The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood."


The Glamorous Miss Danielle
Wednesday, July 29th, 7pm - 8pm
on
DIFM (Do It For Me) with Pseu Braun
#DIFM welcomes back The Glamorous Miss Danielle, who returns to the LIVE WEBCAM for the first time since Pseu's last fundraising Marathon show in 2014. The live video will be embedded on Pseu's playlist page, and as usual you will be asked to CALL IN AND DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!!


Tim Sweeney
Wednesday, July 29th, Noon - 3pm
on Duane Train

Through his homespun weekly radio show, New York's Tim Sweeney has quietly become one of the most important people in dance music. Beats In Space has just turned 15 years old, making it perhaps the longest running college-radio show in history. Sweeney himself graduated back in 2003, but the show still airs on NYU's station, 89.1 on your FM dial, as well as at beatsinspace.net. He's also a phenomenal DJ, producer and now helms the acclaimed BIS label. The Duane Train is thrilled to have him aboard as a co-conductor this week.


Adam Resnick PLUS Lifeguard Nights
Monday, July 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes writer Adam Resnick and musical guest Lifeguard Nights.


The Gulls
Monday, July 27th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Great new garage band from New York City comes to WFMU to prove that rock and roll is indeed alive and well in the rotting Apple.


Al Margolis of Pogus Productions
Sunday, July 26th, 10pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
Al Margolis, who runs the esteemed experimental-music label Pogus Productions, stops by for his annual visit with Dave. Al will be previewing various upcoming Pogus releases and spinning yet another batch of strange and wonderful rarities from his archive.


Brasil Summerfest Preview with Beco Dranoff
Saturday, July 25th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

For over two decades Béco Dranoff has helped push Brazilian music in new directions, as a producer, manager, and DJ. He's the man behind the groundbreaking Red Hot + Rio collaborative compilation project in support of AIDS-awareness (and the more recent follow-up). And he was founder and head honcho of Crammed Discs' Ziriguiboom sublabel. Red Hot + Rio and Ziriguiboom both spotlighted new artists and new hybrids of electronics, rock and old school Brazilian roots and pop styles. Here in New York, Béco is co-producer of Brasil Summerfest, the city's sensational summer series of new Brazilian music. He joins us tonight to preview this year's Brasil Summerfest, which takes place July 30th through August 8th in various venues around NYC.


Augie Meyers
Saturday, July 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes one of this musical heroes, Augie Meyers of The Sir Douglas Quintet, The Texas Tornados and more. Augie will tell tales of eating apples in a limousine with Bob Dylan, his upcoming Ponderosa Stomp appearance and the new documentary, "Sir Doug and The Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove" amongst other tasty tidbits.


Rick Hall
Saturday, July 25th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Rick Hall the founder of Muscle Shoals, Alabama's FAME recording studios, and architect of The Muscle Shoals Sound. The 83-year-old has just published his autobiography "The Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame."


Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto
Thursday, July 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto will be visiting the studio with Fabio on Thursday to chat, play music, talk about upcoming projects: like Danielle's new book to be published in August, her recently released solo album, Alex's soon to be published memoirs, and any and all Einsturzende Neubauten gossip we can get out of Alex! plus, this visit's musical theme: Spoken Word... tune in Thursday, July 23rd 3-6pm for all the action!


Penelope Houston of the Avengers
Thursday, July 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Although the Avengers formed in 1977, Penelope Houston has never stopped writing music. Her most recent release is a solo record, called On Market Street. She will be on the east coast with The Avengers who are performing at The Bell House Tuesday August 4th. We'll discuss the Avengers, punk history and her solo work during the interview. Please note, she will be on earlier than most guests are scheduled, but will be live on the phone, so Diane can field questions from listeners from the comments board. Check out more of her own material on Penelope.net.


Real Numbers
Wednesday, July 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Over the nine years they've been together the Minneapolis trio Real Numbers have forged a sparse punk/mod sound that shows signs of Television Personalities, The Kinks, and C86 bands, among others. They'll be playing at Pine Box Rock Shop on Friday July 17, Don Pedro on Saturday the 18th, and Cake Shop on Sunday July 19. If you can't make any of those shows then tune in at 9pm on Wednesday night, July 22, to hear them live on WFMU!


Joe Frank - "Mercy"
Wednesday, July 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "Mercy" from Joe's The Other Side series, airs Weds. July 22nd. A middle-aged man in a dead-end marriage, involved in a dead-end affair, and living a dead-end life takes his wife to Big Sur for a New Year’s vacation. On the beach he has recurring hallucinations of a beautiful young girl flirting with him. But he's not certain they're hallucinations.


Jonathan Hertzberg (Dirty Old New York aka Fun City)
Tuesday, July 21st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Filmmaker, writer, blogger and soundtrack fanatic Jonathan Hertzberg curates this week's installment of Morricone Island. Jonathan's exhaustive knowledge of John Lindsay and Ed Koch-era New York City as portrayed in film can be experienced and enjoyed through his "Dirty Old New York aka Fun City" video series. Whether its the subway, Twin Towers, baseball, punk vs. disco or crooked cops off in the distance, a long-gone NYC is undeniably in the foreground, preserved in all of its glory, as is the music from this era.


Mark Moran of Weird NJ
Tuesday, July 21st, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Mark Moran of Weird NJ and Jesse P. Pollack join Chris T. to discuss their new book Death on the Devil's Teeth: The Strange Murder That Shocked Suburban New Jersey.


Derek Gadino PLUS Steve Levin
Monday, July 20th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes veterinarian Derek Gadino and actor Steve Levin from "Better Call Saul."


Rachel Mason
Monday, July 20th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on Scott Williams's show

Visual artist/filmmaker/musician Rachel Mason (Little Band of Sailors) returns to Scott's show, performing lovely spare & melancholy songs from her film The Lives of Hamilton Fish, screening at Anthology Film Archives on July 21.


El Habib Louai sings Alan Ginsberg and Amiri Baraka in Arabic, plus lots more
Saturday, July 18th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Moroccan Berber poet, scholar, translator and teacher El Habib Louai was inspired to write by the Beat Poets, who famously were inspired by travels to his home country. His love is not unrequited: Habib recently won a scholarship to the Naropa Institute's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics - which was founded by Beat Poets Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Diane di Prima and kindred spirit John Cage. El Habib Louai's work includes translating poetry from English into the Berber language of his home region in southern Morocco, as well as into Classical Arabic. He joins us along with a couple of musical fellow travelers for Arabic-language musical interpretations of poems by Ginsberg and Amiri Baraka as well as Berber sung-poetry and lots more.


Fred Goodman author of "Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll"
Saturday, July 18th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Fred Goodman author of the new biography: "Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll."


Hookworms, recorded live at the Primavera Sound Festival
Wednesday, July 15th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Hookworms' 2013 full-length Pearl Mystic put them firmly in the forefront of the latest wave of neo-psychedlia, and last year's follow-up The Hum proved that the praise heaped upon them by the likes of Julian Cope and others was well-deserved. The band, based in Leeds, pulls together VU-style drone, Krautrock-style rhythms and repetitions, and the sonic intensity of Spacemen 3 or Wooden Shjips to deliver mesmerizing and catchy heavy jams. Their set at Primavera was one of EFD's favorites, and he's excited to air it in full on Wednesday night, July 15 at 9pm. Don't miss it!


The First women in Rock: the Clinger Sisters
Wednesday, July 15th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Crayons to Perfume with Glynis GirlGroupGirl (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Forget what you've been told in the past, the TRUTH is that the Clingers were the very first all-girl rock band, to be signed to a major label in 1969. On Wed. July 15th at 7pm Crayons to Perfume (on the Rock'n'Soul Ichiban Stream) is very pleased to present drummer Patsy (Walker) Clinger who talks of the ups and downs of being a woman in music in the '60s. She and her sisters had triumphs and pitfalls, but the paved the way for other female rockers!


Live video this week
Wednesday, July 15th, 7pm - 8pm
on
DIFM (Do It For Me) with Pseu Braun
Hot on the heels of last Wednesday's live webcam whipping with Nick the Bard and the recreation of the first fake moon landing three weeks ago, DIFM with Pseu Braun will present another live spectacle this Wednesday at 7pm. The live video will be embedded on Pseu's playlist page, and as usual you will be asked to CALL IN AND DO IT, DO IT, DO IT.


Eszter Balint (pronounced "BAHL-int")
Tuesday, July 14th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

You might know Eszter Balint best as an actress, with key roles in last season's "Louie" on F/X and Jim Jarmusch's "Stranger Than Paradise." But Balint has an alternate role as a songwriter and violinist, with several albums to her credit. Eszster's latest album, "Airless Midnight," has just been released and includes some masterful and provocative guitar work from Chris Cochrane, Marc Ribot, Dave Schramm, with singer/songwriter Sam Phillips on harmonies. Eszter Balint joins Irene for a live set in advance of a show at Joe's Pub July 15th.


The Old Codger fills in for Ragged Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, July 14th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
His lumbago's been acting up, but the Old Codger is a gamer. He'll be filling in for WFMU's Antique Phonograph Hour on Tuesday, July 14, from 8-9pm Eastern, spinning 78 rpm records like they're going outta style. Tune in on your crusty Philco. Spittoons optional.


Roger Miller (Alloy Orchestra/Mission of Burma)
Tuesday, July 14th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Devon E. Levins welcomes Roger Miller of Boston's silent film live score pioneers Alloy Orchestra who will perform their original live score to George Fitzmaurice's "Son of the Sheik" (1926), starring Rudolph Valentino (the greatest lover of the silver screen in his last and greatest role), at Prospect Park's Celebrate Brooklyn on Friday, July 17. The trio is approaching its 25th year with over 30 feature length classic silent film original scores under their collective belts. When not moonlighting as the guitarist/vocalist of post-punk legends Mission of Burma (e.g., Saturday, July 18 at Fenway Park), Roger has held down Alloy Orchestra's keyboard chair since co-founder Caleb Sampson's untimely passing in 1998. Devon and Roger will discuss the upcoming screening and history of the band as well as take a listen to some of its recorded highlights.


The Knowledge: A new Mix from Steinski
Tuesday, July 14th, 3pm - 4:15pm
on
A Rough Mix with Steinski (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Sharpen your chakras, speak fluent Broken English; a further exploration of spoken word audio, containing excerpts from over 80 instructional recordings, covering topics from skeet shooting and handwriting analysis to multi-level marketing and penis enlargement. With musical instructions from Bonnie Raitt, Dinah Washington, Dr. John, Redman, Andre Williams, Ray Bryant, and Shirley Ellis.


Christian Finnegan PLUS Phil Costello
Monday, July 13th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave's guests for tonight are comedian Christian Finnegan and musical guest Phil Costello.


Big Quiet
Sunday, July 12th, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K

The members of Big Quiet know their source material: they drive a direct route from 1980s Athens, GA, up north to Washington, D.C., circa 1994, and blast the C-86 tape the whole ride. But this Brooklyn-based power-jangle trio doesn't play some kind of stoic record-collector rock either: they're loud, they're fun, and frontwoman Marisa Cerio’s Rickenbacker can scorch faces. The band dropped by Burn It Down! to record a live set and celebrate the release of their debut single (produced by the legendary Mitch Easter) out on Unblinking Ear Records, and we couldn’t be happier to have them.


Monk Parker
Sunday, July 12th, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Simmering in the fertile musical casserole of Austin, Texas, Monk Parker brings his shimmering, eloquent songs to WFMU on Sunday, July 12th. At times haunting and mournful, with organ and horns washing over each other in a reverb sea, it perfectly captures the sound of twilight; those hours just before the sky turns completely black. Previously creating music in the bands Parker & Lily and The Low Lows, he is currently on tour to promote his first solo album, “How The Spark Loves The Tinder,” to be released on August 28th on the Bronze Rat label; see him live if you can or hear him on Mary Wing’s show starting at 1 am!


Doogie Horner, Ana Fabrega, live music from Wax Darts and MORE!
Saturday, July 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat airs his ninth late night variety show recorded live from Monty Hall this Saturday night. Featuring stand up comedy from Dougie Horner and Ana Fabrega, live music from Wax Darts, a DJ set from Primitive Sound System, and surprise guests! You can watch the video live on our mobile apps or at wfmu.org.


Remembering Charanjit Singh, Bollywood Synth Guru and Unlikely Acid Jazz Pioneer
Saturday, July 11th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Charanjit Singh was a Bollywood-veteran keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist, not a dance club DJ. But he has been called an “acid jazz pioneer” for his early 80s electronic transformation of Indian classical music, the LP Synthesizing - Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat.

Sadly, Singh passed away this past Sunday. On this week's show we'll hear an interview recorded last summer with Charanjit Singh and Dutch DJ and Producer Thee J Johanz, Singh's collaborator on recent live performances. And we'll enjoy highlights from their July 27th, 2014 Lincoln Center Out of Doors performance.


Thee Tsunamis Play Live
Saturday, July 11th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes the darlings of Bloomington, Indiana...Thee Tsunamis! Saturday Night Sweetheart, their new album on Magnetic South, marries the New York Dolls’ gutter-glam attitude with the sound of Brill Building teen-sploitation, to a much bloodier effect. From heart-in-a-blender tales and drag-race party anthems to the title track’s proto-punk pyrotechnics, these 12 tunes are as catchy as they are cutting and together they tell a story as old as time: what the men don’t know, the little girls understand.

Be sure to see them live later that evening at Elvis Guesthouse!


Johnny Farina
Saturday, July 11th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Johnny Farina who as half of Santo And Johnny (with his brother Santo Farina) had a #1 hit with "Sleepwalk" in 1959.


Joanna Sternberg
Saturday, July 11th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Hearing Joanna Sternberg's album "Lullaby to Myself", Jeffrey was struck by how reminiscent it was of folk albums of the 1950s, with a kind of sound seldom heard nowadays, as most singer-songwriters are busy mining the 1960s and 1970s. As with the songs from the dawn of the "folk revival", Joanna's draw upon the country and folk songs of the pre-war era, and mirror their straightforward lyrics and simple but beautiful melodies.


Rik Letendre
Thursday, July 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Rik Letendre, erstwhile guitarist & keyboard player for Circle X will be Fabio's guest for 3 hours of record playing, name calling and general mischievousness. Tune in for the good times!


Bob Suren, Author of "Crate Digger"
Thursday, July 9th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Bob Suren's Crate Digger is a unique book. Each chapter is about a particular punk album. Bob traces his discovery of punk, and obsession with underground music through the book, chapter by chapter, unfolding his life alongside his favorite records. Bob owned Sound Idea records near Tampa, as well as the label Burrito Records - none which would have been possible if it weren't for his immersion in the world of discovering underground music. Bob will be live, listeners can post questions for him via the comments board.


Joe Frank - "The Dictator, Part 2"
Wednesday, July 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "The Dictator, Part 2," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. July 8th. In this episode, the dictator reflects on the despicable act of sending to war a nation’s most valuable resource, its young men, while worthless housewives, children, and old people are spared. The country undergoes a siege, and cut off from the rest of civilization creates six "themed cities" to reflect the world as it used to be. When the city receives the gift of a Trojan Horse, scholars attempt to interpret General Ibrahim’s prophetic dream.


Monika
Wednesday, July 8th, Noon - 3pm
on Duane Train

Monika was already a platinum-selling star in her native Greece when, on a trip to New York in 2012, she made a pilgrimage to Dunham Sounds Studios Brooklyn headquarters to see where some of her favorite artists from the Daptone soul scene. Almost on a whim, Monika knocked on the door, and Homer Steinweiss (founding member of the Dap-Kings & Menahan Street Band) answered. Soon she was playing her own demos from her phone for Homer and Thomas Brenneck (MSB, Budos Band, etc). The connection was immediate, and in the following months, Monika and Homer worked together crafting the sound and the songs that would become Monika's first international release, out October 2 on Other Music Recording Co. "Secret In The Dark" was recorded by Steinweiss and Brenneck at Dunham, with Homer producing, and a band featuring Steinweiss, Brenneck, Nick Movshon, Victor Axelrod, Leon Michels, and others from the Brooklyn scene. A blend of organic ‘70s-styled left field disco, ‘80s art-pop, and much more, the record puts Monika’s incredible voice and talents as a songwriter and performer into a completely new context, and also pushes Homer and the band in directions they have rarely explored before. Duane Train is super excited to have her anther band play live in the studio ahead of their 7/8/15 show at Union Pool in Williamsburg Brooklyn.


Circuit des Yeux
Wednesday, July 8th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Since around 2008, Circuit des Yeux, (aka Haley Fohr) has been blazing a trail of wholly original, hypnotically idiosyncratic releases, that embrace the electronic long-form as often as they convey an earthy, acoustic-plus-electroacoustic solo song-craft. Haley's unearthly tenor and haunting compositions will recall everything from Fairport Convention, to Scott Walker's more-recent experiments, to sonic-collage bizarros like Cremation Lily. My Castle of Quiet is excited to host Circuit des Yeux (with accompanist Ryan Jewell), as they zip through our area on tour, with a local show at Trans-Pecos on July 2. Circuit des Yeux's latest full-length, In Plain Speech, is a dazzler, on Thrill Jockey records.


Morricone Iceland
Tuesday, July 7th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island highlights the work of Icelandic film composers with an obvious focus on the scores of Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson (a frequent collaborator with director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Bjork, Psychic TV, Current 93, Sigur Ros and Sugarcubes singer Einar Örn and guitarist Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson), as well as a sampling of scores by Ólafur Arnalds, Johann Johansson and Atli Orvarsson.


Aerial View 4th of July Asbury Park
Tuesday, July 7th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Join Chris T., Mrs. T. and their friends as they bicycle over to Asbury Park for a rendezvous with fireworks and FMU favorites Dave The Spazz and Glen Jones on this red, white and blue Aerial View!


Sewers
Tuesday, July 7th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Scornful sludge out of Brisbane, Australia; these gentlemen swing through WFMU on their US tour bringing their finely tuned and dashed to bits brand knuckle-dragging postpunk. Their newest LP Weight is out shortly on Homeless Records, and New Yorkers can catch them live June 30th at Alphaville with Cyanide Tooth and Ballroom.


Nick Stevens
Monday, July 6th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes comedian/Bostonian Nick Stevens.


The Coffin Daggers
Monday, July 6th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Thee dynamic NYC instrumental rock and roll combo is back and makes its long-awaited return to WFMU!


The third annual Independence Day Weekend "All Covers" Stay-at-home Party!
Sunday, July 5th, Midnight - 3am
on
100% Whatever with Mary Wing
What better way to enjoy your July 4th holiday weekend than with three hours of your favorite songs performed by other artists? Join Mary Wing in wee early hours of Sunday morning for another edition of the "party-where-you-are" series; this time celebrating the time-honored tradition of musical re-interpretation!


Midnight Matinee: "Independence Day"
Saturday, July 4th, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

As the clock strikes midnight, Friday turns to Saturday, and July 4th begins, Rich Hazelton will present another edition of John Schnall's Midnight Matinee, focusing on the film Independence Day. So put on your red white and blue and get ready to kick some alien butt, Broadway style.



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