Past Special Programs on WFMU
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"The Systematic Special" w/ Joseph Pope & Joe Carducci
Wednesday, May 25th, 6am - 9am
on
The John Allen Show
Author and former SST Records partner Joe Carducci returns to WFMU, this time with Joe Pope (of the band Angst/ former head of Systematic) to revisit the business history of independent record distribution circa 1978-1988. They’ll try to tell the history of that era's music from the business side, and play three hours of 45s that Systematic once paid a dollar for and tried to sell to record shops around the country for $1.30.


Scandinavian Prog Special v.2
Wednesday, May 25th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

*More Songs by Guys Named Jukka and Bo* A three-hour departure from the darker My Castle of Quiet standard fare, as with previous excursions into UK Blues and "Kraut-Outs." PROG. Scandinavian Progressive/Experimental rock is no less rich than its German counterpart, incorporating free-music and folk elements indigenous to the region, and extending into current times with bands like Supersilent, Circle and Krokofant. The hippies, rebels, jazzmen and freaks of the icy North. Join us! To warm up, you can listen to our first Scandinavian Prog Special v.1 June 2015.


Footings
Tuesday, May 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Peterborough, New Hampshire's Eric Gagne is a longtime fixture of the town's music scene, having been a member of Redwing Blackbird and Death to Tyrants. Footings is Gagne's latest band effort, a simple setting of guitar, viola, drums and vocals, filled with narratives and reflections on everyday life. Eric is also a founder of "The Thing in the Spring," an arts festival held annually throughout the town of Peterborough which focuses on indie, punk, folk, ambient, and other musical genres. Footings played live for Irene on a recent trip to NYC.


James Lavino (Wiener-Dog/Sex & Broadcasting)
Tuesday, May 24th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

NYC-based composer James Lavino joins Morricone Island in the studio to discuss his upcoming scores for Todd Solondz's "Wiener-Dog" (starring Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn and Julie Delphy), D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus's HBO/BBC doc "Unlocking The Cage," and Camille Thoman's "You Were Never Here" (starring Mireille Enos and Sam Shepard). Fans of the station might recognize James Lavino's name as he wrote themes for the likes of Ken Freedman, Kenny G, Tom Scharpling and Nachum Segal as the composer of the WFMU documentary "Sex & Broadcasting," now available on demand HERE.


Jon E. Erkkilä
Monday, May 23rd, 7pm - 8pm
on Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah

New Jersey native Jon Erkkilä [ER-kuh-luh] is a folk and country musician now based in Baltimore. He had a chance not long ago to go to the Republic of Tuva and study khoomei (throatsinging) at the famed music school in Kyzyl. Don't miss this special performance as Jon demonstrates a set of wild Tuvan tunes, singing in the various throatsinging styles and accompanying himself on the doshpulur (like a 2 stringed Tuvan guitar) and igil (horsehead fiddle).


Bob Mehr, author of Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements
Monday, May 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Mehr, the music critic for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis and a longtime correspondent for Mojo, arrives left of the dial to to discuss his definitive biography of the last great rock 'n' roll band of the 20th century aas well as his upcoming swingin' parties in our area - June 4 at Little City books in Hoboken (with Michael Hill, the Replacements' A&R man at Warner Bros.) and June 8 at the Strand Bookstore in NYC, to sign and discuss the book "in conversation" with Jon Wurster.


Ryley Walker
Monday, May 23rd, 3am - 6am
on
The Avant Ghetto with Jeff Conklin
On this week’s edition of the Avant Ghetto, host Jeff Conklin will air an exclusive live session from Ryley Walker. A singer-songwriter and guitarist of great depth and precision, Walker recently toured in a duo with legendary British Folk lynchpin Danny Thompson. Walker just released ‘Cannots’—a masterful set of spontaneous compositions with drummer Charles Rumback that showcases the Chicago native’s keen improvisational sense. Come late Summer, Dead Oceans will release ‘Golden Sings That Have Been Sung’, Walker’s newest song-based album that builds on its predecessor’s mix of folk and spiritual jazz while adding avant flourishes to create the young artist’s first masterpiece.


World Goth Day Kick-off featuring a live set by Night Club (Julie fills in for Mary Wing)
Sunday, May 22nd, Midnight - 3am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

It's that time of year again where Julie digs into the corners of her cave to dig out gothy tunes old and new. This year's show features a live performance by LA band Night Club, known for their soundtrack to TV's Moonbeam City as well as Nerdland which debuted at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. When they're not scoring cool cartoons, they're filling clubs with their synth-heavy dance pop.


Lakou Mizik: Vibrant Sounds of Haiti
Saturday, May 21st, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Lakou Mizik is a multi-generational pan-Haitian all-star band. The nine members brilliantly blend vodou percussion, rara street music, troubadour traditions, konpa dance music and lots more. Lakou Mizik came together with a serious mission to send a positive message after their country's cataclysmic 2010 earthquake - but they're also all about fun. They'll be spreading the musical message soon on a North American tour to support their stellar debut album Wa Di Yo (Cumbancha): They have a big show opening for Baaba Maal at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park on June 16th. They'll perform as part of a benefit for the Artists Institute of Jacmel, Haiti at Florence Gould Hall in midtown on June 1st. And of course tonight on WFMU: Lakou Mizik's Garden State debut. Plus - check out tonight's playlist page for video of their FMU performance!


Author Jon Savage
Saturday, May 21st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes noted author Jon Savage to his program. Jon's new book is the fantastic "1966: The Year The Decade Exploded" (Faber & Faber). Todd and Jon will discuss that incredible year and play a lot of records from it as well. Jon is also the author of the ultimate book on British punk, "England's Dreaming."


David Lee Myers
Friday, May 20th, 6am - 9am
on
Micah's show
David Lee Myers is a sound and visual artist living in New York City. He has produced music based on feedback principles since 1987, using his unique "feedback machines". As Arcane Device, and more recently under his own name, Myers has had twenty recordings released by Generator, ReR, Silent, RRRecords, Staalplaat, and many other labels. He has collaborated with musicians such as Asmus Tietchens, Tod Dockstader, Marco Oppedisano, and Kim Cascone. Tune in on May 20 6-9 am as David graces the webwaves with a live performance and recorded music.


Remembering John Stabb of Government Issue with Special Guest Tom Lyle
Thursday, May 19th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
John Stabb, vocalist of Government Issue, passed away May 7th, and Tom Lyle, long time guitarist for the band will join Diane at 1pm for a tribute full of music and stories of the DC Hardcore days. Tune in and honor the memory of the overwhelming spirit that was John Stabb.


Toxicology
Wednesday, May 18th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Grisly, 2/4 d-beat thrash, forged in the belly of cancer-cluster NJ, and flying the flag of anti-authoritarian, Terrorizer / Napalm Death scummy discontent. My Castle of Quiet presents this deadly home-state band, on 5/17-18 for a full-on, real-time live set. Be prepared for an all-terrain chase through chemically sodden air. Bring your gas masks, your crusty blowtorch, and plenty of extra clips.


Jean Michel Jarre
Tuesday, May 17th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

French composer/synth pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre joins Devon in the studio to discuss "The Heart of Noise," volume two to last year's "The Time Machine," his 15th studio album which featured collaborations with John Carpenter, Tangerine Dream, Air, Pete Townsend and Laurie Anderson, amongst others. Part two is an homage to Luigi Russolo, author of the 1913 Art of Noises manifesto, where he joined forces with the likes of Hans Zimmer, Gary Numan, Yello and even Edward Snowden. In 1973, Jarre composed the innovative synth score to Alain Delon's "Les Granges Brulees" two years before his mammoth hit "Oxygene" (used in endless films from Jackie Chan's 1978 "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow" to Peter Weir's 1981 "Gallipoli"). As the son of one of the greatest film composers to walk this earth Maurice Jarre ("Lawrence of Arabia" and "Dr. Zhivago"), you can say soundtracks are in his blood.


Comedians Liam McEneaney and Amy Miller
Monday, May 16th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Hot off a trip to Cleveland, Dave welcomes comedian Liam McEneaney to Studio A to talk about his new album Working Class Fancy and his life on the mean streets on Queens. Plus, comedian Amy Miller swings by for a victory lap before heading back to the west coast to meet with destiny and horrible parking!


Shana Falana
Sunday, May 15th, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Shoegazers of the world, rejoice! Shana Falana is an experimental dream-pop band emerging from New York’s vast shoegaze scene. Combining live-looping of reverb-drenched vocals and guitar with drums, backing tracks, and stunning visual projections, Shana’s live experience has often been described as transcendental. Praised as “the most entrancing modern psychedelic pop now being made,” their debut LP “Set Your Lightning Fire Free" is out now on Team Love Records. Tune in to Mary Wing’s show to hear a live set beginning at 1 am, when we will all learn the correct way to pronounce Shana Falana!


Peach Kelli Pop
Saturday, May 14th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Todd-O-Phonic Todd cavalcade of stars continues with the illustrious Peach Kelli Pop! Formerly the drummer of ace combo The White Wires, Peach Kelli Pop is known for her catchy and tongue-in-cheek songs inspired by video games, Chinese food and conspiracy theorists, illustrating not only her playfulness but also her wit and her angst. Be sure and catch Peach and her ace combo on tour throughout the month of May including a stop at Palisades in Brooklyn on Friday May 13th.


Richard Carlin, author of "Godfather of the Music Business: Morris Levy"
Thursday, May 12th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Richard Carlin drops by to discuss his new book, "Godfather of the Music Business: Morris Levy," an incredible tale of one of the most notorious figures in the history of pop music. From Birdland to Sugar Hill, "Moishe" blazed his way to the top one hit at a time! Plus, excerpts from Spazz's 1996 WFMU interview with chart-buster Lou Christie!


Chris Farlowe
Thursday, May 12th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's guest this week at 1pm is vocalist Chris Farlowe - who had hits as a solo artist and also sang for Atomic Rooster and Colosseum. Probably most famous for his version of the Rolling Stones' "Out Of Time" - which was produced by Mick Jagger and reached #1 on the UK Singles Charts in 1966, he's known for his powerful yet smooth voice, and is in the US doing some dates with Van Morrison. Chris will be on the phone live and listeners can ask questions on the playlist!


East of the Valley Blues
Thursday, May 12th, 6am - 9am
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
From Toronto, and fresh off a short and select US tour, the twin-brother acoustic guitar duo of Patrick and Kevin Cahill aka East of the Valley Blues stop by WFMU HQ for a live session. One twin plays lefty, one twin plays righty. One twin plays steel strings, one twin plays nylon. Together they weave fully improvised dual guitar tapestries that blend the Delta blues, finger-picking drones, and subtle Celtic melodies into a heady instrumental brew.


Brent Tactic
Thursday, May 12th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange welcomes Brent Tactic, who's been DJing for over a dozen years with roots in Kansas City and now based in Brooklyn. He's produced a number of tracks for labels like Mad Decent, Palms Out Sounds and Slit Jockey, done 4 turntable sets with Portland's Ben Tactic, and works as a booker for the Rogue agency. He's put together a mix of recent faves with some electronic excursions in hip-hop and dancehall.


Peter Sando of Gandalf
Tuesday, May 10th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

At the end of the Psychedelic Sixties, the band Gandalf recorded an album for Capitol Records, which was released after they broke up and became a rare collectable LP. Peter Sando wrote their song "Can You Travel in the Dark Alone," which became a favorite of WNEW-FM's Alison Steele, "The Nightbird." Flash forward to current times, and Sando is still writing dreamy songs as a solo artist. Peter's third album "Let There Be Love" was released at the end of 2015. Peter Sando visits Irene's show to play live and chat about his musical past.


Kreng (Cooties / Camino OSTs)
Tuesday, May 10th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Belgian composer and actor Kreng (aka Pepijn Caudron) joins Morricone Island to discuss his second feature length film score for "Camino" directed by Josh C. Waller, his follow up to horror comedy "Cooties" starring Elijah Wood and Rain Wilson and released digitally by Milan and on vinyl by Death Waltz. Before recently turning to film, Kreng was primarily a sample-based composer scoring over 60 theater productions, many for Belgian surrealist horror theater company Abattoir Fermé with numerous releases on Norway's Miasmah Records (now based in Berlin). The "Camino" soundtrack is available digitally by Lakeshore and on vinyl by Invada.


Vanity Fair Editor and Author Mike Sacks
Monday, May 9th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes Vanity Fair editor Mike Sacks, author of several books and host of the great new podcast "Doin' It with Mike Sacks," back once again for a night of mayhem, gunplay, and reasonably pleasant chitchat. Last time Mike was on, Dave got a letter from prison. Coincidence? You decide.


Youth Code
Monday, May 9th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
The two (married) members of Los Angeles's Youth Code, Ryan George and Sara Taylor, showed up to the WFMU studios wearing Youth Of Today and Deathpile t-shirts respectively. Their sound reflects this blend of personal politics, heavy electronics, and anthemic songwriting. It's all set to the relentless drum machine beat of YC's take on the pop-inflected industrial sound of acts like Nine Inch Nails and Skinny Puppy. They blew the roof off studio B, so don't be a dweeb and miss them live and in conversation on Infinite Distortion.


Cate Le Bon
Monday, May 9th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Welsh songstress Cate Le Bon made her first splash working with members of such stalwarts of Welsh rock as Super Furry Animals and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci. But since 2008, she's carved out a whole sound of her own, equal parts folk, psychedelia, and idiosyncratic rock. Her latest album, "Crab Day," is her most interesting yet, a full band effort with a post-punk flavor. Tune in to hear a live session featuring songs from the new album along with a bit of conversation.


Anthony Pasquarosa
Monday, May 9th, 3am - 6am
on
The Avant Ghetto with Jeff Conklin
On this week’s edition of The Avant Ghetto, Jeff Conklin hosts an exclusive studio session with Western Massachusetts’ Anthony Pasquarosa on 6 & 12-string guitar and banjo. A leading light in the fertile modern American Primitive scene, Pasquarosa has released records via Feeding Tube Records and VDSQ. Pasquarosa’s exclusive live set for WFMU features unreleased music, including a piece from the artist’s upcoming soundtrack to an imaginary spaghetti western.


Jesse Jarnow, host of The Frow Show and author of "Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America"
Sunday, May 8th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Nate the K. doesn't take his trips on LSD, isn't inclined toward the hippie lifestyle, and really doesn't like the Grateful Dead. Jesse Jarnow wrote an excellent new book called Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America about those three topics and much, much more. Nate loved the book and couldn't put it down. Jesse dropped by Burn It Down! to talk about Heads, play some acid rock records, and maybe, just maybe, convince Nate that the Dead aren't so bad. Topics will include the Deadhead/NYC-graffiti connection, tripping to Unsane and "Death Valley 69," and whether it helps to be high for that whole "Space" thing.


Osei Korankye's Ghana Seperewa Highlife
Saturday, May 7th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Osei Korankye is the captivating flag bearer of Ghana’s seperewa tradition. The seperewa is an ancient harp-lute, played by the Akan people of Ghana. It's a bit like a smaller version of the better known Mande kora. Osei's spreading the gospel of the seperewa with a great new album on the Awkaaba label. But it's extremely rare to hear this music live in the US, so we're thrilled that Osei Korankye and friends will join us live in the studio right before his NYC concert debut at Rockwood Music Hall later the same evening (Saturday May 7th)!


Peter Wolf
Saturday, May 7th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The original Woofa Goofa himself...none other than Peter Wolf joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to talk about his amazing career. Hear stories about his days as a fast-talking loudmouth DJ as part of WBCN's "American Revolution", his first band The Hallucinations backing John Lee Hooker, the details behind the J. Geils Band "Morning After" cover and his new Concord album "A Cure For Loneliness". Be sure and catch Peter at The Bowery Ballroom on Friday May 6th and at The Egg in Albany on Friday May 13th.


Beverly
Friday, May 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
On Friday May 6th, Brooklyn-based duo Beverly will be the first band ever to play live on Sophisticated Boom Boom! Fronted by vocalist and guitarist, Drew Citron, the two-piece have been hammering out single after single of melody-drenched, hooked-filled dream-rock that makes ‘em impossible to resist. They will be celebrating the release of their sophomore album “The Blue Swell” on Kanine Records with a live set and Q&A.


The 14th Day: Prince in Memoriam – Lovesexy is the Way, 'Til My Dying Day
Thursday, May 5th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
In Part 2 of Miniature Minotaur's Tribute 2 the Fallen Prince, thru the Rebirth of the Flesh we come 2 Revelation. We’ve got 2 sides and they’re both friends: the Body and the Heart are one. Armed with the Truth that Love is God and God is Love, U will free Urself. We all come from the Same December so get on the Boat. Hundelasiliah!


Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "An Enterprising Man"
Wednesday, May 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. May 4th we'll air "An Enterprising Man," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. With a bottomless fortune and boundless ambition, Joe develops one reckless venture after another. They all fail in spectacular fashion, except one. But Joe refuses to let success stand in his way.


Shulcoth! A Tribute to Citizen Kafka - Richie Shulberg
Tuesday, May 3rd, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Another year has passed since the untimely demise of Richie Shulberg in 2009. Time to pay homage to the fiddle wizard's alter ego, Citizen Kafka. We celebrate his memory in song and tasteless humor culled from The Citizen Kafka Show on WBAI many an age ago. As always, Irene is joined by celebrants / co-conspirators Edward Haber, Kenny Kosek and Marty Cutler.


Prince Soundtrack Tribute
Tuesday, May 3rd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Better late than never, Morricone Island pays tribute to Prince's soundtrack work.


Amy Miller
Monday, May 2nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes Portland comedian Amy Miller to grill her on why she moved to Los Angeles and other stuff too probably. Also, Danne D has gone missing and everyone is worried.


Behavior
Monday, May 2nd, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
Behavior stopped by the WFMU studios to record a session for Infinite Distortion on their first East Coast tour behind their debut LP "375 Images Of Angels" on Iron Lung Records. The L.A. trio dismantles hardcore and rebuilds it as a spacious examination of its internal tensions. But don't worry, DJ Bosh made the interview pretty low brow. Listen in May 2nd at 8pm on WFMU.org and 91.1 FM!


Big White
Sunday, May 1st, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Formed in Sydney in January of 2013, Big White are a twangy guitar pop five-piece band who play their own brand of infectious Australiana. Their jangly sound fuses together the ’80s sensibility of the likes of The Cure with the slight transatlantic flavoring of The Velvets. Their debut album, “Teenage Dreams,” is out now on Burger Records, and they have been touring across the USA throughout March and April. Hear them live on Mary Wing’s show at 1 am!


The Moles PLUS Colleen Green - Live from the WFMU Record Fair
Saturday, April 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Australian singer-songwriter Richard Davies performs live on Todd-O-Phonic Todd's show from the WFMU Record Fair. Richard will be performing songs from his wonderful catalog dating back to The Moles and Cardinal, as well as more recent solo work. Take a break from trying to fill your want list at the Record Fair or tune in at home!

Any girl who loves The Descendents is a girl after Todd-O-Phonic Todd's heart. And Hardly Art recording artist Colleen Green loves The Descendents so you do the math. Check out her punk infused pop live at The WFMU Record Fair and on Todd's show.


R.L. Boyce live at the WFMU Record Fair
Saturday, April 30th, 1pm - 3pm
on Fool's Paradise with Rex

Broadcasting live at the WFMU Record Fair, Fool’s Paradise is proud to present R.L. Boyce, the second most famous musician from Como, Mississippi (pop. 1310). Raw, inspired and just sloppy enough Delta Blues live and electric. Live at 2pm, bring your own moonshine.


Jason Brewer of The Explorers Club
Saturday, April 30th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Jason Brewer of The Explorers Club back to the show to talk about the band’s brand new LP "Together" and to premiere a new #1 hit single!


The Seventh Day: Prince in Memoriam – What Spooky Electric Say is Not OK
Thursday, April 28th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
In the 1st of a 2 part tribute 2 the Fallen Prince, Miniature Minotaurs focuses on the struggle and sacrifice of the War, the Days of Wild, the Temptation of the Glamorous Life and search for a Love Bizarre that stood in the Path 2 the Everlasting Now. Expect a cameo from Camille. May we live 2 see the Dawn, or at least find the Ladder.


Lindsey Anderson
Thursday, April 28th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's guest this week at 1pm is Lindsey Anderson - a fixture in the NY punk scene for decades, from being the core of Kitty and the Kowalskis, to co-owner of legendary club Coney Island High, to being an original member of the Vatican Commandos (and replaced by Moby) at age 14, she's got tales that are tall and a playlist that is perfect! All live! listeners can ask Lindsey questions in real time on our interactive playlist!!


Logan Takahashi
Thursday, April 28th, 3am - 6am
on
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
Champ Sound welcomes electronic musician Logan Takahashi. Best known as one half of the group Teengirl Fantasy, Takahashi has been a strong presence on the dancefloors of his home city of New York and around the world since his late teens. Takahashi will perform selections from his debut solo record "NoGeo", out now on Ghostly International Records, and chop it up in an interview with DJ Guy. The record explores the expressive, "organic" qualities present in pieces of technology that we often view as cold and unfeeling. "We normally think of 'technology' and 'organic' as two seperate things," Takahashi says, "but computers are made of crystals and metal and megnets from the Earth. That idea is interesting to me."


Self Help
Thursday, April 28th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange welcomes Self Help to Nickel and Dime Radio. He has been bending the barriers of dance music for the past 12 years, mixing in lots of global and bass sounds. Self Help has appeared on Diplo & Friends (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Sway in the Morning (Shade 45 Sirius XM) and KCRW-FM.


Speed the Plough
Tuesday, April 26th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Since 1984, Speed the Plough has been weaving intricate rhythms and melodies into their engaging chamber-rock music. Despite many member changes, they're still based in Haledon, NJ and have re-booted to include a couple of family members in the sextet. Their latest album "Now" also inspired a re-boot of Steve Fallon's Coyote label. Speed the Plough plays live on Irene's show.


Atli Örvarsson
Tuesday, April 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Icelandic composer Atli Örvarsson joins Devon this week to discuss his recent score for "RAMS," a film directed by Grímur Hákonarson which earned the Un Certain Regard prize at 2015's Cannes Film Festival. Atli got his start working on some of Hollywood's biggest projects, co-composing and orchestrating for Mike Post and Hans Zimmer before going off on his own. He recently relocated to his hometown of Akureyri in Northern Iceland where he was able to get back to his roots using instruments people there have been playing for the past 100-200 years, including his father's Borsini accordion, the Lundarbrekka church organ and a Taglharpa, an old Norse string instrument made from horse tail hairs.


faUSt: Video and Audiocast live from Monty Hall
Tuesday, April 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
In case you weren't able to attend, Brian Turner's program put together a night at WFMU's Monty Hall on March 28th headlined by experimental rock legends faUST, and he'll be airing the full set on his program today at 4PM ET along with streaming video document of this amazing show, right off of wfmu.org's homepage. "There is no group more mythical than Faust", said Julian Cope, and indeed, since 1971 the ensemble has created some revolutionary, inventive sounds that helped to firmly establish a German identity in the realm of psychedelic rock. Still active, the band headlined WFMU Fest at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2009, and on this return to the states, founders Jean-Herve Peron and Zappi Diermeier are joined for this set by Maxime Manac'h, Ysanne Spevack, and Robert Pepper. After the vidcast Brian will re-air his 2009 interview with Peron. Do not miss!


Raw Pony (Cheyenne fills in for Liz)
Tuesday, April 26th, Noon - 3pm
on Ephemeral Riffage with Cheyenne

Hailing from the underground of Columbus, Ohio, Raw Pony is coming to regale Ephemeral Riffage listeners with their live debut on WFMU! The four-piece will bring their signature lo-fi garage sounds to the airwaves! Dubbed "cool, trashy garage rock" by Maximumrocknroll, this won't be a set to miss for fans of basement-infused punk. The set will air at 1pm on Tuesday, April 26 while Cheyenne fills in for Liz B.


Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet
Monday, April 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes GDDHS MVP Dave Wyndorf back to Studio A to tell of his recent European invasion with Monster Magnet. There is a strong chance YngDave will call in too if history has taught us anything.


North Carolina triple-header
Monday, April 25th, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The Three Chord Monte show finds itself in the middle of Tobacco Road with three, count 'em, three bands making the trek from the Tar Heel state to Jersey City. First up is Drag Sounds from Durham. Their debut LP, Sudden Comfort, comes out in June featuring a heady mix of great Velvets/Television influence.

Next, from Charlotte, it's the evil garage gospel sounds of Wahyas. Like Johnny and June with less church. Don't miss their debut 7-inch, Third Eye, out now!

Topping the bill is the long-awaited return to WFMU of Paint Fumes, who channel the Oblivians and Gun Club into their own brand of supreme scuzz. File under: Panic Attack Punk New LP soon from Get Hip Records.


David Peel & The Lower East Side, Tynan DeLong, Marcia Belsky, Primitive Sound System and MORE! Live From Monty Hall
Saturday, April 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat and the gang are back at Monty Hall this Saturday for another live spectacle. With stand up comedy from Tynan DeLong, an interview with Marcia Belsky on her "Headless Women of Hollywood" project, and a live music set from the legendary David Peel & The Lower East Side who were recently reissued on HoZac records to great acclaim. Opening and closing the show will be resident DJ Primitive Sound System. You can watch live video of the show over at the WFMU.org homepage from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will also appear on the WFMU phone apps, and Pat's playlist page. Or, if you're near by- swing by Monty Hall and see the show in real life for the low low price of $5. Your Tinder date will think you're cultured.


Corinna Snyder on Macedonian Music
Saturday, April 23rd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Anthropologist, singer and musician Corinna Snyder joins us for a look at the rich musical traditions of the Republic of Macedonia. She'll share field recordings from her musical travels in Macedonia as well as other commercial and field recordings. We'll check out music by two Macedonian-style groups she's in: Glas and Odglasi. And we'll preview the upcoming New York concert by Macedonia's iconic Romani singer, Esma Redžepova, Sunday night (April 24th) at Le Poisson Rouge.


Audacity
Saturday, April 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Only Todd-O-Phonic Todd would have the audacity to book Audacity. This Fullerton, California quartet celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band before they were old enough to rent cars. While becoming adults might mean having a more sophisticated worldview or more artistic discipline, it hasn’t tempered Audacity’s frenzied mishmash of garage rock, power pop, and proto-punk. Catch Audacity on Burger Records and in Brooklyn on 4/13 at Shea Stadium and 4/14 at Baby's All Right.


Jan St. Werner
Saturday, April 23rd, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Whether as a member of Mouse on Mars, Microstoria or Von Sudenfed, or performing solo as Lithops, Noisemashinetapes, or himself, Jan St. Werner has been creating great music since 1992. His latest album, Felder (Fiepblatter Catalogue #4) has just been released on Thrill Jockey. Jan describes Felder (“fields” in German) as “unstable territories . . . musical situations without distinct boundaries happening simultaneously but not necessarily synced. It is possible to interpret Felder without using any of the original material. The rework can be played by a brass band or read as a story. It can also be a collaborative performance or an electronic playback piece for a radio station or a sound installation in a gallery or someone’s living room . . .”

The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass is floating somewhere above Cloud 9 as we present three hours of Felder-related material. The evening starts off with an interview with Jan, followed by Jan's reworking of sounds recorded at WFMU and its environs integrated with material from Felder, and then a number of reworkings/reactions to the WFMU/Felder piece by various DJs.

A list of Felder interventions through the month of April (including several in the New York area) is here.

For more about Jan and his recent activities please go here.


DJ Mike Q
Thursday, April 21st, 3am - 6am
on
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
Things are about to get hunty at WFMU as Champ Sound welcomes producer and DJ Mike Q to the studio. A mainstay of the ballroom scene in New York and New Jersey, Mike Q makes the beats that set the tone at parties for young, queer, drag queens known as Vogue Balls. While the ballroom scene has been active in New York City and beyond since the 1960's, Mike Q is at the forefront of a new generation in ballroom culture finding it's voice and sharing a uniquely fierce stye with the world. In addition to his prolific work as a producer and record label boss, Mike Q is, with no exaggeration, one of the best live DJs currently active in the world. Guaranteed to give you life!


Dälek
Wednesday, April 20th, 7pm - 8pm
on DIFM (Do It For Me) with Pseu Braun
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
#DIFM celebrates 4-20 with very special guests, experimental hip-hop outfit Dälek. Six amazing albums and a collaboration with krautrockers Faust under their belt, Dälek is back with a new album "Asphalt for Eden" dropping 4/22.


Joe Frank - "Karma #1"
Wednesday, April 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. April 20th we'll air an episode entitled "Karma #1," from Joe's The Other Side series. After Joe breaks up with his trophy girlfriend, an actress named Kate, he explains how he got involved with Kate in the first place. He then discloses unsavory incidents with other women that foreshadowed why his relationship with Kate was doomed, and invites listeners to pass judgment on his creepy behavior.


Steven Julien
Wednesday, April 20th, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane Train
Duane Train is happy to welcome London based producer/DJ Steven Julien to the program. Julien aka Funkineven first surfaced in 2009, during a time when young UK producers were often being lumped together because of a single commonality—they weren't making dubstep. And though it's true that Funkineven wasn't making dubstep, it's also true—and far more interesting—that the London-based producer never sounded much like any of his peers, either. While his contemporaries flirted with R&B, or big-room house, or abstract grime, Funkineven forged his own path, one which combined a raw, analog sensibility with the sounds of electro, '80s funk, and acid. Initially affiliated with the Eglo camp, Julien eventually formed his own label, Apron Records, which has become a reliable outlet in its own right, not only for Funkineven releases, but also as a home base for talents like Seven Davis Jr and Greg Beato, Devin Dare. Julien has also proven to be an avid collaborator over the years, having worked with Fatima, Delroy Edwards, and, most notably, Kyle Hall, with whom he creates the unapologetically raw sounds of FunkinEvil. His self-titled Debut album is due out this fall and the Duane Train is excited to have him aboard to guest conduct the train this week.


Noise Bliss-Out #4
Wednesday, April 20th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

It's been ~1 year since My Castle of Quiet did this last. Number four in a series, three hours of programming wholly devoted to the magic carpet of pummel & surge, pain & abandon. Selections from New Blockaders, The Haters, KK Null, and their ilk—plenty of newer artists and surprises as well! Strap in and put on your wizard hat.


Guitarist Glenn Jones
Tuesday, April 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

After many years with the post-rock ensemble Cul De Sac, guitarist Glenn Jones sent himself down the path of alternative tunings, eventually leading to his full embrace of the American Primitive playing style. His newest album, "Fleeting," was recorded almost literally on the banks of Rancocas Creek in Mount Holly, New Jersey, incorporating a comfortable environmental feeling to his music. Just prior to a European tour Glenn Jones stops by to play a few tunes on WFMU.


Homer Flynn (Manager of The Residents)
Tuesday, April 19th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Homer Flynn, manager of the infamous yet still anonymous sound and video art collective The Residents, joins Devon to discuss their 40th Anniversary Shadowland tour, which hits The Gramercy Theater on April 26 along with a pre-concert screening of Don Hardy's new documentary "Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents." The film includes unprecedented archives and interviews with the band's inner circle and superfans Matt Groening, Penn Jillette and Mickey Melchiondo Jr. of Ween obsessed with the group's 60+ albums, films, home recordings, video productions, animations, CD-Roms, laserdiscs, podcasts and web series. But, the most pressing question remains "Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats?"


Andy Breckman
Monday, April 18th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
This Monday Dave welcomes, after months of heated negotiations, Andy Breckman, whom you no doubt know from the popular Seven Second Delay program, the free clinic, and other places too probably. Pull your loved ones close as Dave and Andy take things to the next level, give the finger to that level, and keep on going to next level after that.


A Visit to the 2015 Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo - Part 3 of 3
Saturday, April 16th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Rainforest World Music Festival takes place every summer at the fascinating Sarawak Cultural Village outside of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, on the spectacular tropical island of Borneo. It's a fabulous festival at a remarkable site and Rob was fortunate enough to be invited by the Sarawak Tourism Board to attend last August. Tonight's show looks at the final day of the three-day gathering, with concert excerpts and sound bites from the festival. For more, check the archives for Rob's shows covering days one and two of the festival.


Tacocat PLUS Jon Langford
Saturday, April 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Tacocat performs their incredibly catchy pop on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Hanging out with Tacocat and listening to Tacocat are remarkably similar experiences, like the best party you’ve ever been to, where, instead of jostling for social position, everyone just wants to eat candy and talk about Sassy Magazine, sci-fi, cultural dynamic shifts, and bad experiences with men. Be sure and check out Tacocat's wonderful new album "Lost Time" out April 1st on Hardly Art and catch them at The Mercury Lounge on April 12th and Palisades on April 13th.

Jon Langford, equally talented as a musician, artist and beer drinker, returns to the WFMU Airwaves to shoot the breeze, play some records and perhaps hoist a few with Todd-O-Phonic Todd. Be sure and catch Jon's second most well-known band The Waco Bros. when they perform at Monty Hall later that same evening. And be sure to check out The Wacos excellent new release, Going Down In History, on Bloodshot Records.


See Hearty Talk! "The Genius of Travel"
Thursday, April 14th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Miracle Nutrition with Hearty White (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Travel back in time slightly to see and hear Hearty White’s appearance at Monty Hall during the WFMU marathon when he presented his show entitled “The Genius of Travel” which examines the idea that a better way to cut a cake might not be the best way to cut a cake. The video will appear on the WFMU apps, the homepage and Hearty's playlist page on April 14th at 7pm.


Richard Hell
Thursday, April 14th, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Richard Hell will be Diane's special guest today, and he will be talking about the upcoming concerts at City Winery (May 4 and May 7) for Ivan Julian's medical benefit.


Jayhood
Thursday, April 14th, 3am - 6am
on
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
Veteran Jersey Club producer Jayhood joins DJ Guy on Champ Sound. A cornerstone of the Jersey scene for years, Jayhood's productions and DJ sets have helped to shape and define the sound of Club music in Jersey and around the world. Expect to hear original productions, some hits and some new exclusive material all mixed live in the studio. Tune in and learn the newest dances for the summer before all your friends! Crucial radio!


Peter Salomone of The Walk of Life Project
Tuesday, April 12th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Peter Salomone, curator of "The Walk of Life Project," strongly believes that Dire Straits' 1985 anthem "Walk of Life" makes every movie's ending better. After pondering the idea for a couple years, Salomone put his hypothesis to the test by adding the song to the finales of 52 film conclusions, ranging from classic to contemporary, Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" to George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road." Some like "Star Wars: A New Hope" work all too well while "Halloween" borders on comical, and still others, e.g., "Casablanca" and "Psycho," teeter on passing the test. If anything, the experiment proves outright how important and powerful music choices are to any film. Film and music lovers alike are encouraged to test his theory on the website as well as submit their own.


Listener John from Union County, Special co-host
Tuesday, April 12th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
Live in Studio A! Listener John from Union County, winner of the Sportsy Talk 2016 NCAA Bracket Challenge, joins The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today as special guest cohost! We love our Listeners -- especially the ones who know more about sports than we do. And also the ones who know less.


Frow Show 20th Anniversary with Matthew Van Brink
Tuesday, April 12th, Midnight - 3am
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
One score, three radio stations, and one podcast ago (with a few years off here and there) The Frow Show lurched into freeform life on a closed-circuit high school radio station. Its name and theme song arrived not long thereafter, sometime in the spring of 1996, following a incident with bluegrass music and local non-freeform nogoodniks. Matthew Van Brink, theme writer, composer, and longtime comrade returns to the Frow-waves for the first time in decades with accordion drones, perhaps a new jingle or two, at least one live rendition of the Frow Show theme, and more.


Gladshot
Monday, April 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes New York City-based indie rock band Gladshot, whose latest EP "Maxwell's Cool Demon" was produced by Jersey City's own John Agnello, to Studio A to break out the hits in the popular stripped-down format that both young and old can't get enough of. Also, Danne D is back on phones and Dave will just have to deal with that.


Pakistani Sufi-rock guitar god Mekaal Hasan
Saturday, April 9th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

This week: A visit with Pakistani guitar god Mekaal Hasan. Hasan's Indo-Pakistani Sufi-rock band MHB - propelled by his smoldering guitar workouts and the power-packed vocals of Sharmistha Chatterjee - is on tour this month, with a stop at Joe's Pub on Friday night April 22.


Wimps
Wednesday, April 6th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

The Seattle three-piece Wimps​, with members of Butts, The Intelligence, and Meth Teeth,​ return to The Evan "Funk" Davies show​ this coming Wednesday night! They're currently on tour ​supporting their latest album Suitcase (Kill Rock Stars), which has been described as "a 27-minute uprising of stupid fun," ​and you can expect more of the same when Wimps bring their angular deadpan punk sound back to the WFMU airwaves. Tune in to WFMU this coming Wednesday night at 9pm for a live set from Wimps!


Joe Frank - "A Bottle for a Headstone"
Wednesday, April 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. April 6th we'll air an episode entitled "A Bottle for a Headstone." Joe cunningly seduces a woman abandoned by her husband, then finds himself unable to escape her clutches. He loses his long-time girlfriend because of his serial infidelities, then hooks up with a porn star known for her highly academic and philosophical adult films. A Jewish altar boy, violated by a priest, joins a motorcycle gang, becomes a professional mime and is visited by a beautiful stranger.


Pink Mass
Wednesday, April 6th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

It's always appreciated when good metal comes with a show. Pink Mass then, are grindcore dinner theatre. This NJ band has taken the time to hone their song craft, the result being one of the best grind records of this year, SLVT KVLT—a nonstop barrage of naughty, catchy, pounding pink energy—Scum-era Napalm Death meets Gwar in a porno shop, sort of. … Pink Mass are coming to My Castle of Quiet, butt cracks and cutting riffs all together, for an exclusive LIVE performance tonight. Be there! ...especially if you're part of that growing intersection of people who appreciate great metal, and men in black-leather gimp masks & chaps.


Mark Wingfield and Kevin Kastning
Tuesday, April 5th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Irene Trudel's show
Jazz-inflected guitar with heavily edgy but atmospheric overtones is how you might describe Mark Wingfield's performance style. Wingfield is based in the UK, and frequently collaborates with Kevin Kastning, a master of multi-stringed contra-guitars. Mark and Kevin recently released "Eleven Rooms," a collaborative album inspired by the art of Johannes Vermeer. Mark Wingfield and Kevin Kastning visited recently to celebrate the album's release and recorded a set of improvisational guitar pieces for Irene's show.


Vinnie Favale on the 2016 Asbury Park Music in Film Festival
Tuesday, April 5th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Devon welcomes Vinnie Favale, VP of CBS Late Night and Asbury Park Music in Film Festival Board Member, to discuss the Festival's second year on April 8-10 in Asbury Park, NJ. The Festival kicks off with the NJ premiere of “Miles Ahead” followed by Q&A with director/star Don Cheadle and a performance by Vince Wilburn, Jr. and Keyon Harrold. Other highlights include documentary screenings, Q&As and performances relating to Son House and Skip James, Colin Hay of Men at Work, Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, Jeff Buckley, Linda Chorney, and Joe Grushecky. The finale includes a performance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Tangiers Blues Band at The Stone Pony. Check apmff.com for the schedule and tickets.


Laura Hill
Tuesday, April 5th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
TODAY on Sportsy Talk: Our Special Guest for Yankees' Opening Day—the CEO of the Bronwyn C. Make-a-Wish Foundation, and inspiration for the Sportsy Talk Scorebook, Ms. Laura Hill! She'll kick off the 2016 season by taking calls on all things baseball.


ONO
Tuesday, April 5th, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

In their most recent release entitled "Spooks" (Moniker Records) Chicago experimental/industrial rock vets ONO have created a frighteningly cogent artistic interpretation of America's race problem through the ages. Particularly poignant in light of recent news events, ONO's dark sounds and subversive proclamations will alternately give you chills and leave you bobbing your head and pumping your fist.



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