Past Special Programs on WFMU
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A Very Special Dusty Show Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 23rd, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon

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


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


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


Pere Ubu
Tuesday, November 21st, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

Mr Finewine and Daniel Blumin- a dynamic cash makin' duo!
Friday, October 27th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine

Shelia B and special MC Monica
Friday, October 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

John Allen and Marcel M join forces to raise cash for WFMU
Friday, October 27th, 9am - Noon
on
JA in the AM with John Allen

Clay Pigeon and Irwin ask nicely and sternly for your dollars
Friday, October 27th, 6am - 9am
on
Wake with Clay Pigeon

Halloween Spazztacular!
Thursday, October 26th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Count Spazzula and Bingo the Gorilla bid you welcome for another dark house ride on the spooky side of the street. Tricks, Treats and Zombie Tex Antoine await you if you dare!


Fabio and Clay Pigeon On a Four Hour Extravaganza, Filling in For the TARFU Report
Thursday, October 26th, 3pm - 7pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio

Texas Women In Punk - Mydolls
Thursday, October 26th, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

A discussion featuring members of Mydolls, a female fronted punk band formed in 1978 in Houston, Texas. We'll talk about their experiences as a predominantly female band in the infancy of the Texas punk scene, and celebrate their new EP, "It's Too Hot For Revolution".


Jesse Pollack
Thursday, October 26th, Noon - 2pm
on
Underwater Theme Park with Meghan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
To celebrate the spooky season Underwater Theme Park has invited Jesse Pollack, author of Death on the Devil's Teeth: The Strange Murder That Shocked Suburban New Jersey and a writer for Weird NJ, to come share stories of his research and experiences on the field. Ghost stories, murder stories and the unexplained!


DJ Trouble and Michele Exhort Your Support
Thursday, October 26th, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble

Clay Pigeon and Station Manager Ken Raise the Cash
Thursday, October 26th, 6am - 9am
on
Wake with Clay Pigeon

Kid Chalupa, plus Guest DJ Guy
Thursday, October 26th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Small Change welcomes ace selector Luis Enrique Bocanegra. He goes under 2 aliases, Kid Chalupa & Chakana Inca. Between both he covers a lot of genre's from Dem Bow to House. Funky, Soulful, Spiritual and Tropical. He'll be playing it all.


Punk/Post-punk/Power Pop/New Wave Throwback! with Co-Host Gaylord Fields
Wednesday, October 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Evan "Funk" Davies returns to his college radio roots and plays nothing but punk, post-punk, power pop, and new wave records (that’s right, records!) from the late '70s and early '80s — all from his personal collection. It’s one of EFD's most popular shows of the year, and it’s become an October tradition, so don’t miss it! Tune in to WFMU Wednesday night, October 25, at 9pm


Becky and Pat Byrne Hold Down the Fort
Wednesday, October 25th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Honky Tonk Radio Girl with Becky

Emily and Kimzilla Raise Funds with their Guest Mark Hurst of Skeptech/Techtonic
Wednesday, October 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily

Irwin and his Co-Host Bethany Exhort Your Support!
Wednesday, October 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid

Duane with his Co-Host Small Change ask for your pledges
Wednesday, October 25th, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane Train

Víktor Lux Cruz
Wednesday, October 25th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Víktor Lux Cruz, founder of the Barcelona based electronic/experimental label and event space, Magia Roja, drops by WFMU to discuss the current music scene in Spain, where unique blend of industrial inspired electronic music has been cropping up since the economic upheaval in 2011. Magia Roja has been on the forefront of showcasing the new "post-industrial" scene both through releases, shows and late night DJ sessions going into the early hours of the morning. Along with the interview, Marcel will be playing selections that will showcase music from Magia Roja and the local scene.


Philip Lewin
Tuesday, October 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

In 1975, Philip Lewin released a charming homebrew of an album, all of 300 copies worth. "Am I Really Here All Alone?" was barely noticed outside of Toronto where it was created. In time, Lewin's album was sought after by collectors, fetching a premium price for this collection of melancholic folk with a mildly psychedelic tone. Tompkins Square rescued Philip's album from obscurity, and he's been touring in support of the re-release. Philip Lewin stops by to play a few tunes for WFMU.


Fabio Frizzi (the Italian soundtrack legend returns!)
Tuesday, October 24th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Italian horror soundtrack legend Fabio Frizzi returns to Morricone Island in anticipation of his first ever New York City performances at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 29th (a live score of director Lucio Fulci's "The Beyond" by the Frizzi 2 Fulci Orchestra) and October 30th (a tribute to Frizzi's close friend and collaborator Fulci who passed away in 1996 which will include suites with visuals from Zombi 2, Seven Notes in Black, The Beyond, City of the Living Dead and Manhattan Baby). Il Maestro will also be in attendance for a Q&A at Nitehawk Cinema's November 2nd screening of Fulci's "City of the Living Dead." Reacquaint yourself to Frizzi's work by revisiting Morricone Island's archive of its two-part 2015 Frizzi special here: Pt. 1 (the music primer) and Pt. 2 (the interview).


Roger Anderson
Monday, October 23rd, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Roger Anderson is the founder of Jolly Roger Telephone Company, which creates robots to take your place when telemarketers call you on the phone. On Techtonic this Monday at 6pm, Mark Hurst will interview Roger about how his robots are protecting us from unwanted calls - and Mark will play some recordings of the robots in action with real live telemarketers. Mark will also have a ticket giveaway for Skeptech, the evening event he's hosting downstairs at Monty Hall a few days later on Thursday, October 26.


Scott Williams 20th Anniversary show!
Monday, October 23rd, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Scott's been on WFMU for 20 years! Help him celebrate this milestone on the radio, because he sure doesn't know how to do it.


BLAHA
Monday, October 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

BLAHA is the solo project of Mike Blaha from intense Minneapolis surf-psych band The Blind Shake. New album The Art of Not (Wet Bridge Records) and EP Fresh Horse (Slovenly) out now.


Singles Going Steady with Bob Balaban
Monday, October 23rd, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
"Hey, it's that guy," everybody says when they see Bob Balaban. An inauspicious film debut as a timid schoolboy performing oral sex on Jon Voigt in "Midnight Cowboy" blossomed into a film and television career that includes roles in over 100 movies and TV shows, including all four of Christopher Guest's improvised quasi-reality comedies, as Elaine's jilted NBC executive on "Seinfeld," roles in "Catch 22," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind,""Absence of Malice," and literally dozens of others, as well as numerous Broadway appearances. And that's just his acting resume. He's also served as director, producer (for the Academy Award-nominated "Gosford Park") and children's book author (the acclaimed "McGrowl" series, about a boy and his bionic dog). Yes, he's got stories. Tune in Monday morning at 3 am to hear a few.


Electorama Comedy Night
Saturday, October 21st, 8pm - 11pm
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events (on Video)
NJ ELECTORAMA WITH COMEDIANS: JO FIRESTONE, CALISE HAWKINS, SCOTT CHAPLAIN, AND JULIA JOHNS

NJ Electorama with Comedians: Jo Firestone, Calise Hawkins, Scott Chaplain, and Julia Johns

Does it ever feel like voting for a candidate is like choosing a spouse? Are you tired of swiping right and not getting what you expect? The state of New Jersey can relate.

We are breaking up with Governor Christie, and this November the people of New Jersey are jumping back into the dating game and giving a new governor their final rose.

In the spirit of gubernatorial romance, WFMU, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Center for Cooperative Media are teaming up to bring you “Electorama: Jersey’s Election Game Show” a dating game show inspired by the upcoming election in New Jersey.

Host Jo Firestone will help our bachelors and bachelorettes, Comedians: Calise Hawkins, Scott Chaplain, and Dina Hashem choose which mystery candidate is the one for them. From long walks on the beach to detailed plans for legal marijuana, Jo will help our contestants navigate through all the things that can make or break a loving relationship.

We’ll have trivia and prizes and a few fun surprises! Join us on October 21, 2017 and see our lucky contestants find true love on Electorama: Jersey’s Election Game Show.


Rob and Katie Dueling 45s: Indie Rock vs the Planet + the Genre-Bending Sounds of Sandcatchers
Saturday, October 21st, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

As part of WFMU’s annual Singles Going Steady Week, Rob ping-pongs tracks with better half Katie Gentile. Katie pits her collection of rare and classic vintage indie rock against Rob's vintage and contemporary global sounds - exclusively on 7" vinyl.
Plus: A live set from Sandcatchers - a stellar instrumental quartet whose music, in their words (and to our ears) is inspired "both by Arabic maqam and the Appalachian Trail". The band's debut album What We Found Along The Way is coming out later this month on the new artist-run label Chant Records. Sandcatchers join us ahead of a a big record release show Thursday night November 2nd at National Sawdust in Williamsburg.


Alvvays and Richard Gottehrer
Saturday, October 21st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Alvvays (pronounced Always) bring their magical brand of pop to Saturday afternoon. The Toronto group has really hit their stride on their second album for Polyvinyl, "Antisocialites". Alvvays continues to grow in popularity and will be headlining Brooklyn Steel on October 7th.

Richard Gottehrer chats with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about his amazing career as writer, performer, producer and industry magnate. Many of Richard's greatest numbers can be heard on the newly released Ace cd, "Smash Boom Bang!: The Songs and Productions of Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer". Get the lowdown on such great tunes as "Right Hand Man" and "Cara-Lin" directly from the source!



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