Past Special Programs on WFMU
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The Crazy Squeeze
Monday, October 24th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Let's go crazy to the power-pop-glam-garage-punk stylings of these Los Angeles scene veterans (featuring members of the Stitches, Superbees, Teenage Frames and Richmond Sluts), making a rare East Coast appearance!

Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse
Sunday, October 23rd, 2pm - 8pm (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
At 2pm on Sunday, October 23rd, Jesse Kaminsky will perform a public reading of the book Tanstaafl! in collaboration with Gang Clan Mafia at the Mobius Artists Group gallery in Cambridge, MA. The event will be broadcast live on WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio from 2pm until it is finished. (It will surely last six hours, but maybe eight or even longer.) The book Tanstaafl! was created by John Osorio Buck and is comprised of 5,300 anagrams for the phrase “Art and Money.”

Terry Allen
Sunday, October 23rd, 6am - 9am
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Along with his fellow Lubbock, Texas, natives Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, and Joe Ely, Terry Allen is one of the original Texas country-music eccentrics. Allen, however, is also an acclaimed visual artist and augments his songs with paintings, drawings, photography, installations, or whatever else his muses offer at a given moment. "Juarez," released in 1975, is perhaps his most fully realized stand-alone concept album and it, along with the 1979 song-cycle "Lubbock (On Everything)," was recently given the deluxe reissue treatment by the Paradise of Bachelors label. Allen called in to WFMU to talk about those reissues, as well as the blurred lines between music and visual art, seeing the Velvet Underground in late-'60s Los Angeles, how learning "St. Louis Blues" helped get him the hell out of Lubbock, and so much more. A genuine raconteur, Allen delivered a conversation not to be missed.

Captain Sensible of the Damned (Diane fills in for Joel)
Sunday, October 23rd, Midnight - 3am
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
On this special fill-in edition of Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine, Diane will speak with the Damned's Captain Sensible! It will be 40 years to the day of the release of their NEW ROSE single, and they'll speak about that, as well as their upcoming 40th anniversary tour, with dates in New York and LA later in the month. Interview will air at 12:30 -- with some Damned music to precede and follow! Tune In!

New Haven goes Balkan: Orkestar BAM!
Saturday, October 22nd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

They're the east coast's brainiest Balkan-style band! Yale University's Orkestar BAM! joins us to deconstruct (and perform) music from Serbia, Albania, Turkey, Macedonia, and beyond. Your only homework assignment: Tune in!

The Rubinoos
Saturday, October 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Powerpop legends The Rubinoos perform live on Todd-O-Phonic Todd's show. The buoyant Bay Area quartet were part of the original Beserkly Records stable. Hear them play such classics as "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and "Gorilla." Catch The Rubinoos with The Bongos on their New Jersey Tour! Thursday 10/20 at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, Friday 10/21 at Mexicali Live in Teaneck and Saturday 10/22 at The Tabernalce in Mt. Tabor.

Guest DJ set by Trumpeter Steve Bernstein
Saturday, October 22nd, 9am - 11am
on Bob Brainen's show

While best known for The Millennial Territory Orchestra and Sex Mob, Steve has covered a lot of ground in concerts and studios around the world, worked on film scores and various other projects with a long list of collaborators. Today he'll be guest D.J. and we'll mix works by his favorite artists with some of his own recordings including some rarities. Join Us!

Attic Ted
Saturday, October 22nd, 3am - 6am
Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu
Grady Roper of the Texas-based Attic Ted chat with Stashu about the most recent album on Pecan Crazy Records, mask-making, kid fans, and the music scene. With a dude this cool and multi-talented you wouldn't want to miss your opportunity to hear this fun interview.

Kadhja Bonet
Friday, October 21st, 3pm - 6pm
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Los Angeles-based soulstress Kadhja Bonet may be one of the most frequently played artists on Sophisticated Boom Boom, and Sheila B. is ridiculously excited to be hosting her first WFMU live session. Bonet couches her intimate, close-to-the-mic vocal in gentle orchestral arrangements that just ooze elegance. The live session coincides with the release of her debut LP, the Visitor, written, arranged, and produced by Bonet and released on Fat Possum Records. She is without a doubt one of the most promising new artists of this decade.

All B-Sides All Night Long
Thursday, October 20th, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
This Singles Going Steady Week Dave the Spazz will once again be plugging the wrong side of the record. Often the forgotten underbelly of a 45 was usually more rockin’ and crazier than its more illustrious flip, but you knew that already. Turn on, tune in, flip out!

Singles Going Early
Thursday, October 20th, Noon - 3pm
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Surprise! It's the Singles Going Steady show but a week early! It's going to be a big mess.

Live sets from PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY (recorded at Monty Hall) and THE JEANIES!
Wednesday, October 19th, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Pylon Reenactment Society is Vanessa Briscoe-Hay, Pylon's original singer, and a group of Athens-based musicians playing Pylon's legendary songs from the early '80s. Vanessa brings the same energy and passion to her singing that she had when Pylon first started, and the band more than holds up their end of the bargain. Their set last month at WFMU's Monty Hall performance space enthralled the audience, and included special guest Richard Barone on a few songs! Evan "Funk" Davies is delighted to bring that set to WFMU listeners who weren't able to see the show in person.
You'll also hear a live set from The Jeanies! Their recent 7" "Amilee" (HoZac) captures everything you love about classic '70s power pop -- if you're a fan of Dwight Twilley, Shoes, Milk 'n' Cookies, and their descendants you'll want to tune in. You can see The Jeanies live at The Gateway in Brooklyn on October 28 (with The Above and Low Doses) and at the HoZac 10th Anniversary Festival in Chicago on November 5, and after you hear them you'll be making those plans.
That's live sets from The Jeanies AND Pylon Reenactment Society on WFMU - tune in at 9pm Wednesday night, October 19!

Xylouris White
Wednesday, October 19th, 6am - 9am
The John Allen Show
One of the best-loved artists on Crete, George Xylouris is a member of a clan long-regarded throughout Greece as musical royalty. The Cretan lute player’s concerts at home are legendary for their musicality and power; his duo with NYC based drum virtuoso Jim White (Dirty Three, and too many A-list singers to mention) is mesmerizing stuff, and they kick off their world tour with an intimate set recorded for John Allen’s show.

Wednesday, October 19th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Screeching noise guitar solos, screaming vocals and a steady low end rumble to hold it all in place. Relatively new on the scene, Brooklyn four piece, Conduit, brew a crushing mix of heavy riffs and an unhinged, raw force of sound. Call it noise, call it rock, call it noise rock. Brooklyn keeps on takin' it.

The Baird Sisters
Tuesday, October 18th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Back in 2012, Laura Baird recorded a lovely album of acoustic guitar and banjo tunes in her living room with her sister Meg. "Until You Find Your Green" was released independently then, but now the BaDaBing! label is giving the wider distribution it deserves. Laura has performed and recorded a lot with Guitarist Glenn Jones and in solo settings. Meg has had her own stellar career with Espers, Heron Oblivion and as a solo artist. The Baird Sisters have a free day following a brief East Coast tour to play live on Irene's show.

Singles Going Soundtrack
Tuesday, October 18th, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
DJ Devon E. Levins spins some of his favorite 7" OSTs a week early, along with a rare on-mic appearance by M. Island Associate Producer Rene T. Levins. Expect the greats -- Schifrin, Goldsmith, Barry and, of course, Morricone.

Tuesday, October 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Little Steven says that trios don't work in the realm of rock history, so all the more reason to get ready to pop one open and get blasted away by the sheer rock greatness of the three Melbourne gentlemen known as Power. The band basically got together in total worship of Australia's 70's titans of heaviness Lobby Lloyd's Coloured Balls and Billy Thorpe's Aztecs, pulling off an abberant wedding of proto-punk and arena rock with panache. Their debut LP is appropriately titled "Electric Glitter Boogie" and they are making their way through the USA for the first time with a slot at Goner Fest in Memphis and cranking the amps up today live on WFMU.

Dave's first live remote
Monday, October 17th, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
It's Dave's first live remote broadcast as he comes to you live from an hourly-rate motel on the outskirts of Dayton, Ohio. James Fernandez works the knobs in studio A and "Prove It All Night"'s Pat Byrne swings by to make sure nothing is on fire.

Dean Torrence
Monday, October 17th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Surf City here we come! Surf rock royalty comes to WFMU as the Three Chord Monte program welcomes Dean Torrence, half of the legendary duo Jan and Dean. Dean has just released a new book, "Surf City: The Jan and Dean Story."

Record Label Special: Elektra Records
Monday, October 17th, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
One of the first and greatest independent labels of the rock era was Elektra Records, which started out primarily as a folk music label in the 1950s but would go on to release rock, country, and world music to great success into the early 70s. Today Surface Noise salutes this unique record label by featuring music from a wide range of its artists, some more well known than others. Part of the show will include a spotlight on the Nonesuch label, the Elektra offshoot that did so much to introduce music from around the world to a wide audience.

Music For Enophiles
Saturday, October 15th, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday Pat welcome's Music For Enophiles, a NYC based band solely dedicated to playing the music of Brian Eno, specifically songs from his solo pop recordings from 1974-1977. Organized and led by founding Blue Man Group musical collaborator Larry Heinemann, Music For Enophiles play faithful versions of these songs; but rather than being a tribute band, they strive to give the material the live workout it so richly deserves, as if it were its own repertoire. Says bandleader Heinemann, “Eno's repertoire is so incredibly ripe for performance, it's a shame he never did more than a handful of live shows. It’s as if he built an exquisitely beautiful house and never moved in. I like to think of ourselves as squatters in this house.” Larry Heinemann will also hang out in studio to talk with Pat about the project as well as their upcoming performance next Tuesday at 9pm at The Bowery Electric.

Trent Ruane of The Mummies
Saturday, October 15th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes Trent Ruane of Budget Rock superstars The Mummies to his show. After their unparalleled run of chart toppers in the 1990's, The Mummies went on hiatus only to return better than ever. They will be performing two shows at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Tuesday 10/25. Tickets are still available for the late show.

Karl Blau
Saturday, October 15th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Karl Blau whose brand new (and quite beautiful) album “Introducing Karl Blau” is his 40th release. The Anacortes, Washington based DIY icon is on tour with stops at The Outpost In The Burbs in Montclair, NJ Oct. 29th and NYC’s Mercury Lounge Oct. 30th.

Jenny Hval
Friday, October 14th, 3pm - 6pm
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Menstruation, blood, and vampires take center stage on Norwegian artist Jenny Hval’s sixth and latest album, Blood Bitch, released on Sacred Bones. She’ll be bringing her haunting, cinematic sound to Sophisticated Boom Boom, performing choice cuts off Blood Bitch and discussing the appeal of cult horror films, poor quality, and 80-year-old vaginas.

Spazz Comes Alive
Thursday, October 13th, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Another batch of the nuttiest live performances ever and all in one place.

David Rees
Wednesday, October 12th, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Entrepreneur, humorist, and television personality David Rees joins Evan "Funk" Davies in the WFMU studios to share some of his favorite records with you, the WFMU listener! David co-hosts the Election Profit Makers podcast about election-related prediction markets; he's also the author of How To Sharpen Pencils and hosted Going Deep With David Rees on the NatGeo and Esquire networks; in the 2000s he created the comics Get Your War On and My New Fighting [or Filing] Technique Is Unstoppable. Tune in to hear David Rees guest DJ on the Evan "Funk" Davies show Wednesday night, October 12, at 9pm on WFMU.

Tom Wilson's Music Factory #4
Wednesday, October 12th, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes tri-weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On October 12, we'll hear Wilson interview the band members from Every Mother's Son, and their producer, Wes Farrell, while presenting tracks by the James Cotton Blues Band, Howard Tate, Eric Burdon, Wes Montgomery, Tim Buckley, Luiz Henrique, and others. This program originally aired in October 1967. More information about Wilson can be found at

Sam Coomes
Wednesday, October 12th, 6am - 9am
The John Allen Show
Sam Coomes stops by FMU accompanied by an organ and a mid-‘60s rhythm box. Best known as half of the long running underground pop duo Quasi, Sam has concurrently played and recorded with the likes of Built to Spill, Elliott Smith and Jandek. On his first ever solo album “Bugger Me”, he channels Suicide, Surfer Girl era Beach Boys, Chris Montez and Timmy Thomas, making ‘timeless outside entertainment music that speaks to the same sense of the absurd’.

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

Ozama are rousing, anthemic, cult black metal from the USA, by way of the Dominican Republic. Their songs are full, complex visions—one moment soaring like Laster, the next marching like Akitsa, the next wallowing in wretched darkness like Xasthur. Ozama represent yet another unique, creative filter and vision of black metal, through singular, individuistic eyes, which is what the genre is all about.

Simon "Luxardo" Hanes (of Tredici Bacci)
Tuesday, October 11th, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Simon "Luxardo" Hanes, bandleader of NYC 14-piece Tredici Bacci, joins Devon in the studio to discuss the band's first full-length "Amore Per Tutti" to be released on November 11th by NNA Tapes. The album is inspired by 60's and 70's Italian and French soundtracks, spaghetti westerns, big band jazz and lounge music with a cast of guest contributors including JG Thirwell (Foetus/Venture Bros.), Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields/Lovage), Charlie Looker (Zs/Dirty Projectors) and Italian composer/multi-instrumentalist Vincenzo Vasi. Hanes played bass for the Boston-based Guerilla Toss and Cloud Becomes Your Hand. Tredici Bacci's record release show is November 12th at Market Hotel with Oneida & Rhys Chatham.

The World
Tuesday, October 11th, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Fans of Essential Logic, Delta 5, and saxophones, take note: Oakland's post-punk dance heroes The World are coming to a radio station near you. Expect paranoid grooves, punky beats, disaffected lady vocals, and a primal urge to get off your butt and shake it. Catch The Wold live at Silent Barn on Oct 10th or Baby's All Right on Oct 11th.

The Frogrock Special: France in the '70s, Part 2: M–Z
Tuesday, October 11th, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Join Tony for the second half of a two-part special focused on French rock from the '70s. Once again, Tony will try to convince you that the French stuff was just as good as krautrock. This week it's the M to Z acts — everything from Magma to ZNR. If the first 12 letters of the alphabet didn't make a believer of you, maybe the second 12 will.

Monster Magnet's Dave Wyndorf
Monday, October 10th, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave moves on from all talk of chicken-based products to welcome Monster Magnet's Dave Wyndorf back to Studio A for radio good times. Dave will also ask Dave what it was like playing with Jackyl in Lakewood, New Jersey a couple weeks ago.

October Surprise: Surface Noise Random Pull Special
Monday, October 10th, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
WFMU DJs take a lot of pride in their role as curators who carefully select what they play every week. But what if a WFMU DJ suddenly decided to pull a bunch of random music from the record library that the DJ didn't know and had never heard before? Random Pull is what this game is called, a game in which DJ and listeners hear something for the first time at the same time. Today on Surface Noise, your DJ (and possibly a guest or two) will risk a full three hours of records that may be brilliant or may be terrible, but we'll find out together!

Guest DJ Danny Fields (with director Brendan Toller)
Sunday, October 9th, 8pm - 10pm
Gaylord Fields's show
Danny Fields, the subject of Danny Says, a recently released documentary by Brendan Toller, is one of the pivotal figures of late 20th century popular music. But before becoming instrumental in the development of acts raging from the Stooges to Judy Collins to the Ramones, he got his start as a DJ on WFMU during its pioneering freeform days in the late Sixties.

Joined in the studio by Toller, Fields (no relation to the show's regular host) will be on hand to discuss his now literally storied career, thanks to Toller's critically lauded film. Also, and most exciting, Fields will take over the show's programming to re-create some of the musical sets that helped make the station the freform powerhouse it is to this day, thanks to his and his WFMU contemporaries' innovative approach to radio.

HONK NYC! at Monty Hall preview - with the Merasi Master Musicians of Rajasthan
Saturday, October 8th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Merasi Master Musicians of Rajasthan are an all star team of folk musicians from the Thar Desert region of North India, playing rousing folk and Sufi songs that have been passed down for centuries. They're on a rare North American tour, and it just so happens that their final show in our area is at WFMU's Monty Hall Thursday night (October 13th), kicking off our five-band HONK NYC! concert spectacle at 7:30 pm. Meet the Merasi on Transpacific Sound Paradise this week!

The return of mastering engineer Greg Calbi
Saturday, October 8th, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
When Creg Calbi was a guest on Michael’s show in June the plan was to talk and play some examples of Greg’s exemplar work (Beatles, Dylan, Ramones, Bowie, etc.) – but the stories were so good Michael & Greg just talked for a solid hour – no music: so, as promised, Greg returns – and this time the pair will do their best to spin some Greg’s work between hearing another batch of Greg’s great stories.

Extreme Metal Casual Lunch
Thursday, October 6th, Noon - 3pm
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Continuing where the Extreme Metal Formal Brunch left off, three hours of Death metal, Black metal and Sludge! Classics and hidden gems from 1992 - 1995. Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting bloody.

Helado Negro
Thursday, October 6th, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Celebrating the release of his new record "Private Energy", Helado Negro returns to This is the Modern World. Roberto Lange is a one man band, crafting songs that ooze with a sensuous boom and a contemporary mix of electronica vibes. Tune in between 9 and noon on October 6 and feel the love.

Mayhem In The PM Salutes 1981
Wednesday, October 5th, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
EFD's always popular Mayhem In The PM show returns with three more hours of nothing but power-pop, post-punk, new wave and punk! But this year, rather than the usual range of records released from around 1977-1982, the Mayhem In The PM show marks the 35th anniversary of 1981! Each year's Mayhem playlist always includes more songs from 1981 than any other, so join Evan "Funk" Davies in celebrating this banner year in music from 9pm til Midnight this coming Wednesday night, October 5, on WFMU!

Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Bible Salesman"
Wednesday, October 5th, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air tri-weekly on Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. October 5, we'll air "Bible Salesman," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. Joe travels door-to-door peddling defective Bibles to support his mother in a nursing home. He recalls his mother's anti-religious fervor and his father's failed suicide attempt. Along the way, Joe sells drugs to help nuns in Montana save their convent from bankruptcy. Then he searches for peace through the catacombs of Rome and the shipyards of Rio, before finding success as an actor playing Jesus.

Noise Bliss-Out #5
Wednesday, October 5th, Midnight - 3am
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
To kick off WFMU's October fundraiser, My Castle of Quiet presents another full, three hours of enveloping rumble, mind-melting crunch & Sado-squeal. "Head music," by and for the boldly transgressive, with folding tables. Join us! You can hunt down Bliss-Outs #1-#4 at the My Castle of Quiet archive page at

Heroes of Toolik
Tuesday, October 4th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Friends with storied musical pasts make up the collective known as Heroes of Toolik. In the 1980's Guitarists Arad Evans and Robert Poss, Drummer Billy Ficca and Bassist Ernie Brooks met through their associations with Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, Television, The Modern Lovers and Gods and Monsters. Add trombonist John Speck and Painter Art-critic /Singer /Violinist Jennifer Coates and the collective is complete. Their new album, "Like Night," is filled with drifty, hypnotic, post-Velvet Underground groovyness. Heroes of Toolik play live on WFMU.

Alex Somers
Tuesday, October 4th, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Composer and visual artist Alex Somers joins Devon in the studio to discuss his first feature-length film score for 2016 Cannes Un Certain Regard selection "Captain Fantastic," starring Viggo Mortensen, directed by Matt Ross (aka "Gavin Belson" in the HBO series "Silicon Valley"). Baltimore-native Alex currently resides in Reykjavik, Iceland where he maintains his studio and has engineered, mixed and produced records for the likes of Death Vessel, Julianna Barwick, Briana Marela and Sigur Ros. He also co-composed for the television series "Manh(a)ttan" and his bands Parachutes, Riceboy Sleeps and Jonsi & Alex.

Bullpen Betty
Tuesday, October 4th, 6pm - 7pm
on Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet

Sportsy Talk celebrates Fan Appreciation Tuesday with baseball news maven and Yankees superfan Bullpen Betty! Betty will be live in the studio with The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today™ to take Listener calls, preview the playoffs, and discuss stalking Jacoby Ellsbury!

The Frogrock Special: France in the '70s, Part 1: A–L
Tuesday, October 4th, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Join Tony for the first half of a two-part special during which he will try to convince you that underground French rock of the '70s is as good as that krautrock stuff the Germans came up with. There's no name for it, though -- so he called it the stupidest thing possible: Frogrock. To add seasoning, choice bits of jazz and electroacoustic music will be thrown in as well.

Death Valley Girls live at Monty Hall
Tuesday, October 4th, 6am - 9am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Think of Death Valley Girls as an acid-tripping science experiment that’s been buried alive and resurrected as a sexually liberated dystopian chain-gang. Their second album, Glow in the Dark, out now on Burger Records, includes 10 tracks of bluesy, electric rock that’s both danceable punk and oozing with psychedelic slime; like a doped-up Elvis if had he been an alien and a member of L.A. garage rock pioneers The Seeds. See them on tour throughout October, and hear their frenzied live set recorded at WFMU’s Monty Hall on Mary Wing’s show on Tuesday, October 4th at 8 am!

Pat Byrne PLUS Julian Velard
Monday, October 3rd, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave enjoys fun layering potential of fall outfits as he welcomes Prove It All Night's Pat Byrne and musician/song and dance man Julian Velard of the Jewbadours to the studio for what critics are already calling a perfectly reasonable way to spend your Monday.

Tyler Keith
Monday, October 3rd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Author William Boyle describes Tyler's new LP, "Do It For Johnny," as "gritty and raw and muscled up, punk country noir at its best." Tyler's journey through darkness, which has taken him through the Neckbones, the Preacher's Kids and now his current band the Apostles, brings him back to WFMU for the first time in 12 years.

Mike Stax, author of "Swim Through The Darkness"
Sunday, October 2nd, 8pm - 9pm
The Whig Out with Glynis GirlGroupGirl and Richard W (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Author and Musician Mike Stax will be talking about the mystery of the Maitreya Kali, or Craig Smith - the once famous and then obscure musician who recorded two highly prized albums of psychedelia. In his early career Craig Smith was a well known and genial folk and pop musician of Chris and Craig and The Penny Arkade - then a sudden turn in his personality left Craig alone and invisible in LA. Writer Mike Stax talks about "Swim Through The Darkness" - his new book documenting his search for Craig Smith, and a life forgotten on the Whig Out! Sunday Oct. 2nd 8pm Rock'n'Soul Ichiban Stream.

Allen Callaci
Sunday, October 2nd, 8pm - 10pm
Gaylord Fields's show
In advance of his upcoming performance on October 4, the Refrigerator frontman drops by our Jersey City studio to discuss his new book, Heart Like a Starfish, and regale listeners with a few songs, accompanied by Franklin Bruno (Nothing Painted Blue) on guitar. Callaci's memoir, published by Pelekenesis, chronicles, among other things, the Shrimper Records mainstay's recent heart transplant.

A portion of the $10 suggested admission from Tuesday's performance of Allen Callaci and the Human Hearts, at the Hifi Bar, in Manhattan, will go to Cedars-Sinai Heart Research Institute, in Los Angeles, which performed his surgery.

No Monster Club
Saturday, October 1st, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday Pat welcome's No Monster Club on all the way from Dublin Ireland for a special acoustic set and chat. They're on tour now in the US, so check them out if you're near by and if not, listen in this Sat!

Field Recording Twofer: Ian Brennan (Grammy-nominated Zomba Prison Project, Khmer Rouge Survivors and more) + Rob's recordings of Merasi Musicians of Rajasthan
Saturday, October 1st, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

We kick off by meeting Ian Brennan, who started out as a rock writer and producer but really has gotten the itch for far-flung field recording, especially in places where people are living or have lived under very challenging circumstances. His first of two recently released Zomba Prison Project albums, recorded at a maximum security a prison in Malawi, is nominated for a Grammy. (He already has one Grammy to his name for producing Tinariwen's Tassili LP.) He also has a new album out of recordings by artists who survived the Khmer Rouge's purge of artists, They Will Kill You If You Cry. He's released albums recorded with artists in war-torn South Sudan and much more. And he has new book - How Music Dies (or Lives): Field Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the Arts. Ian will talk about the book and his mission to share unheard music in a free event at the New School's music building Thursday evening October 6th and on our show this week.

Later: In early 2014 Rob met a poor but talented and determined community of Merasi minority musicians in the Thar desert region of Rajasthan, India. Now some of the finest musicians from that community, the Merasi Master Musicians of Rajasthan, are touring North America, with area shows October 6th and 7th at Baryshnikov Arts Center plus a very special appearance to open our third annual HONK NYC! concert spectacle Thursday October 13th at WFMU's Monty Hall. Rob field-recorded a session with musicians from the community in Rajasthan and we'll hear it on tonight's show.

Peter Greenberg and Barrence Whitfield
Saturday, October 1st, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Peter Greenberg and Barrence Whitfield of the world's most racuous r'n'b combo, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, join Todd-O-Phonic Todd to blast 45's and swap stories prior to their appearance later that evening at Monty Hall (they will also be performing Sunday 10/2 at The Mercury Lounge).

Daniel Franco and Shane Moloney
Thursday, September 29th, Midnight - 3am
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange welcomes back ace selecter/digger Daniel Franco this time alongside his friend and frequent DJ partner Shane Moloney. expect top notch disco and funk treats and whatever else they feel like playing.

Wednesday, September 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

The punky-pop band Zerodent visits the WFMU studios all the way from Perth (Australia, not Amboy). Their self-titled album, released earlier this year on Alien Snatch, is a catchy choppy mix of early Wire​ and DIY punk sounds​, and​ it​ quickly became an EFD favorite. Improbably Zerodent was able to cobble together a ​US ​tour around an appearance at Gonerfest in Memphis that also includes a stop at ​Elvis Guesthouse in NYC on Tuesday Sept. 27. Tune in to WFMU Wednesday night at 9 for a l​i​ve set from these international sensations!

Trish Keenan birthday memorial
Wednesday, September 28th, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
On Weds. Sept 28, at 4pm, Irwin celebrates the artistry of Patricia Anne Keenan, a.k.a. Trish Keenan, singer of the band Broadcast. Keenan, born on Sept. 28, passed away at age 42 in 2011, leaving behind a singular recorded legacy. Blessed with a voice in a million, Keenan was the anti-diva. She crooned, cooed, whispered, hummed and seduced the ear. The music of Broadcast could sound like a dark night, which Keenan's voice illuminated like a moonbeam. Irwin will features tracks from albums, EPs, singles, and collaborative projects. That's Weds. Sept., 28, at 4pm, a Trish Keenan birthday memorial.

Peter Biedermann
Tuesday, September 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Despite relocating from New jersey to Arizona, guitarist Peter Biedermann still manages to find many outlets and inspirations for his music. Now mostly an acoustic guitarist, Biedermann is still influenced by the likes of musicians Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, David Torn, and incorporates electronics to fill out his lush soundscape. Peter Biedermann is back on tour of the East coast, and makes a stop by Irene's show to play live.

Suzanne Ciani
Tuesday, September 27th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Modular synth pioneer, composer, sound designer and classically-trained pianist Suzanne Ciani discusses her first solo performance in NYC since 1975. Ciani is not only the first female composer to score a major Hollywood film (Joel Schumacher's 1981 "The Incredible Shrinking Woman"), but even more well known for her sound design for films such as "The Stepford Wives" (1975) and "Fame" (1980), and commercial work for the likes of Atari, PBS and Coca Cola (e.g., the famous "Pop and Pour" sound logo), not to mention providing the analog synths for Meco's disco version of the "Star Wars" soundtrack and the "rocket flight" in Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight." Recent releases by Finders Keepers have brought her music to the attention of an all new generation of fans.

Comedian Brett Davis PLUS music from Crushed Out
Monday, September 26th, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Watch the debate with Dave on in the background at least as he welcomes comedian Brett Davis and scorching hot Brooklyn/New Hampshire rock duo Crushed Out to Studio A for important chitchat about various topics of great importance. Also, Dave talks about his recent invasion of Europe and how he got a lot of stickers, which is great for him.

Sunday, September 25th, 5pm - 8pm
on Hello Children with Faye

This week Faye welcomes the rolling, bell-embroidered soundscapes of Peals from Baltimore to WFMU. Comprised of only two members: William Cashion from Future Islands and Bruce Willen from Double Dagger, Peals evoke multi-dimensional, emotionally pregnant instrumentals that have the capacity to both soothe and inspire. Their record "Walking Field" was one of Faye's Favorites in 2013! Their new record "Honey" was just released September 16th on Friends Records.

Chook Race PLUS Eric Friedl of Goner Records and the Oblivians
Sunday, September 25th, 6am - 9am
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
When executed properly, there's simply no beating simple, jangly guitar pop. And rest assured, the Australian trio Chook Race is definitely proper. Formed in 2010, the band released a handful of singles and tapes before hooking up with the Trouble In Mind label in 2016 for its debut full-length, "Around the House." Wistful, catchy, peppy, Chook Race possesses everything discerning listeners could ask for in a pop band. The gang drops by Burn It Down! Sunday, September 25 for a live set. Tune in and be convinced.

Boasting a roster that includes, among many others, the Black Lips, Kid Congo, Buck Biloxi, Blind Shake, Fred and Toody Cole, Counter Intuits, and the original line-up of the Reining Sound, the long-running Memphis music festival Gonerfest officially becomes a teenager this year with its thirteenth installment. Goner Records and Gonerfest founder Eric Friedl (aka Eric Oblivian) calls in to Burn It Down! to discuss the history of the fest, his favorite moments over the years, the best BBQ in Bluff City, (possibly) the Grizz, and so much more.

Saturday, September 24th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Gorilla invade The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Japanese Power Pop sensations have been conquering The East Coast this week. Catch them live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show Saturday afternoon and Saturday night at Union Pool with Baby Shakes and others.

Gary Wilson
Friday, September 23rd, 9am - Noon
Marty McSorley's show
Endicottian man of mystery Gary Wilson returns to the WFMU studios for the first time in almost 15 years. Tune in for this live set sure to be full of hits that only this man could be responsible for. With Gary on board, Friday morning on WFMU equals make out.

Tim Abdellah Fuson of Moroccan Tape Stash
Wednesday, September 21st, 7pm - 10pm
on Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ethnomusicologist, bass player, guinbri thumper, groove researcher, Gnawa muhibb and Moroccan cassette collector extraordinaire Tim Abdellah Fuson stops by the Bodega to talk about and play his favorite Moroccan tracks – some of it never shared on his legendary blog.

The Amazing Kreskin
Wednesday, September 21st, 7pm - 8pm
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Renowned mentalist the Amazing Kreskin will be live in the studio this Wednesday night on In Real Life with Emily and Kimzilla! Tune in this Wednesday 9/21 from 7-8pm EST to hear the broadcast from the future...or visit the show page to watch live video feed of the show! Special guest Angel Eyedealism also featured on the air.

Tom Wilson's Music Factory Featuring the Velvet Underground
Wednesday, September 21st, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes tri-weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On September 21, we'll hear the legendary Velvet Underground episode in which Lou Reed and John Cale are interviewed by Wilson, the man who signed them and produced their first two albums. Reed discusses how he plans to musicalize any person's entire life. Cale talks about a French professor who invented a death ray, then explains how music can cause or cure global warming. More information about Wilson can be found at

DJ Nature (BLT fills in for Duane)
Wednesday, September 21st, Noon - 3pm
Radio BLT
On Wednesday BLT guest conducts the train for Duane and will have DJ Nature back for a second and final (at least for the foreseeable future) appearance on WFMU. After living in NYC since the mid '90s DJ Nature is making his way back to the UK. BLT will have him on for one last live mix session at around 1pm, followed by an interview to discuss forthcoming releases, his favorite records and some NYC memories.

Wednesday, September 21st, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

The lightless, air-deprived basements of New Jersey are more-than-valid inspiration for the darker music arts (and yes we have woods as well!), which brings us to local maniacs Worthless. Worthless give a dense, raging performance, with great songs and musicianly chops. That's not to say they don't also keep it ugly 'n' raw. These guys are ROOTED. Worthless join us to celebrate the release of their debut full-length.

The Secret Sea
Tuesday, September 20th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Back in the early 2000s, Israeli born Amit Erez started taking his first steps as a musician, infusing his music with influences from folk-rock favorites like Elliott Smith, The Decemberists and Nick Drake. Two band projects and a solo album later, Erez took over his last band's name as his own, now performing as The Secret Sea. Amit recently relocated to Portland, Oregon and just played his first NYC show. He had an extra night available, so The Secret Sea will play live on Irene's show.

Paul Haslinger (Tangerine Dream)
Tuesday, September 20th, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Paul Haslinger discusses his latest Lakeshore Records release for "Halt and Catch Fire," the AMC TV series currently in its 3rd season depicting the personal computer boom of the early 1980's set in Dallas, Texas aka Silicon Prairie. Paul got his start with Tangerine Dream in the 80's recording 15 albums with the band (including the soundtracks for "Miracle Mile," "Near Dark" and "Three O'Clock High") before scoring on his own for "Crank," "Underworld" and most recently AMC's "Fear The Walking Dead" TV series and the upcoming "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter." Paul has also worked with the likes of Jon Hassell, Lustmord, Fennesz, Jason Falkner, Nona Hendryx and Graeme Revelle.

Let’s Eat Grandma
Tuesday, September 20th, 6am - 9am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

As thick as thieves, as sharp as knives, as like-minded as twins, the wildly imaginative multi-instrumentalists Rosa and Jenny, both 17, met when they were 4 years old at their local kindergarten in Norwich, England and have been inseparable ever since. The debut album “I, Gemini” was recently released on Transgressive Records and it's received accolades from Rolling Stone, NPR, Pitchfork, Spin, Fader and The New Yorker. Their music is danceable, occasionally creepy, and wonderfully weird; bringing to mind the sounds of Tricky, CocoRosie, and early Kate Bush. Hear them live on Mary Wing’s show on Tuesday at 8 am, then see them perform later that same day at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, or at Club Berlin in Manhattan on the 21st, and finally at Bar Le Ritz in Montreal on the 23rd.

Oh Boland
Sunday, September 18th, 6am - 9am
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
It wouldn't be inaccurate to locate Oh Boland somewhere on the spectrum between their Emerald Isle counterparts of yore in the Belfast Good Vibrations scene and the shambolic aesthetic of the TVPs and their ilk. But, more important, this Irish trio makes it clear just how exciting and fresh the here and now is for fans of DIY kitchen-sink punk, indie, and all points in between. The band drops by Burn It Down! for a live set on Sunday, September 18, en route to Memphis for Gonerfest. You can also catch them at the Cake Shop on Friday, September 16.

Craig Bell
Sunday, September 18th, 3am - 6am
on Spin Age Blasters

Join us on September 18th as Spin Age Blasters celebrates its new Saturday night (Sun morn) slot with a special WFMU live session from Craig Bell and his band. Craig has been playing rock n' roll for over four decades, beginning with the massively influential Cleveland protopunk bands Rocket From The Tombs and Mirrors. But Craig never stopped making great rock n' roll, as his new LP ('aka Darwin Layne') collection on Ever/Never attests. Listen as Craig takes you on a historic, yet still completely relevant, tour through his many musical offerings over the years. To accompany this live set, your host Creamo Coyl will be bracketing the session with an all-Cleveland musical line-up of Mr. Bell's peers. Come join the Spin Age!

Reverend Billy and The Fiery Eagles of Justice
Saturday, September 17th, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday, Pat welcomes the reverent and spiritual Reverend Billy Talen for some night time preaching, singing and then some. He won't have the Stop Shopping Choir with him, but rather a newer project called: The Fiery Eagles of Justice, featuring: Jason Candler from the Hungry March Band on sax and Brendan Burke from "Orange Is The New Black" on drums. Reverend Billy will also be discussing his new book "The Earth Wants YOU", published by City Lights Books. Earthalujah!

Palestinian musician / composer Ramzi Aburedwan and Dal`ouna Ensemble
Saturday, September 17th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Ramzi Aburedwan is not just a great musician and composer. He's music director of the Palestine National Arabic Music Ensemble. He's founder and director of Al Kamandjati, a non-profit that supports musical education for Palestinian children, especially those in refugee camps. And he's the subject of the recently published book Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan. The book chronicles Ramzi's transformation from a frustrated kid growing up in a refugee camp in Palestine into an acclaimed classical and Arabic musician.
Ramzi also leads the Arabic-French Dal`ouna Ensemble - who join us live on the air after kicking off a two-week east coast tour with shows at Le Poisson Rouge Thursday night September 15th and Clifton NJ High School Auditorium Friday night September 16th. Get to know this great man and his music on this week's show!

Mystic Braves PLUS Cozy PLUS Allah-Las DJ set
Saturday, September 17th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Mystic Braves bring their unique brand of modernized late 1966 psychedelia all the way from Echo Park to Jersey City for a live performance on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Their recent album Days Of Yesteryear (Lollipop Records) is a smorgasbord for the senses. See The Mystic Braves perform at Rough Trade later that Saturday.

Todd-O-Phonic Todd presents a Glam Slam with Cozy! These Minnesota maulers have channeled Mud and Sweet like nobody since Chinn and Chapman. Hear them perform hits like "Kiss Me Dummy" and "Cola Shock Kids" live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show and also at Berlin on Friday 9/16 and Union Pool on Saturday 9/17

Allah-Las DJ set! Check out what inspires the gorgeous and pulsating sounds of The Allah-Las when they records and talk with Mr. Todd. The Allah-Las new album on Mexican Summer, Calico Review, continues their remarkable winning streak. The Allah-Las are appearing Friday 9/16 and Saturday 9/17 at Baby's All Right.

Brinsley Schwarz band member Ian Gomm and Author John Blaney
Saturday, September 17th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats Brinsley Schwarz band member Ian Gomm (named "Best Rhythm Guitarist" by NME in 1971) and author John Blaney about their new book “Brinsley Schwarz: Happy Doing What We’re Doing” about legendary Pub Rockers.

The Piggies
Thursday, September 15th, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

The Piggies will be opening the festivities at the October 1st Monty Hall basharoo with Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, but before that they'll drop by Music To Spazz By with a dose of their distinctive brand of rock 'n' roll that all the kids clamor for!

Joe Frank - "Karma 4"
Wednesday, September 14th, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air tri-weekly on Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. September 14, we'll present "Karma 4" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe and his girlfriend Kate, on the verge of a breakup, visit a new-age therapist who kneels before them and implores them to love one another. Joe's friend Larry has an affair with a neighbor, after which his wife and children all but disown him. Kate wants to make love, Joe is tired, so Kate attacks Joe with her fists. Throughout these psychodramas, Zen master Jack Kornfield offers parables.

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