Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Al Margolis
Sunday, July 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, July 27th, Dave Mandl welcomes musician, label-head, and experimental-music pioneer Al Margolis to FMU for their annual summer broadcast. Al runs the great avant-garde label Pogus Productions, performs live as "If, Bwana," and has been a key figure in the worldwide experimental music network for years. He'll be bringing a stack of rare and wonderful LPs, CDs, and cassettes to play for you.


Rana Ghose of REProduce on Charanjit Singh and the new indie India
Saturday, July 26th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

In India, independent DIY rock and electronic music-making are still very new. Rana Ghose of Delhi's REProduce Artists agency is a key player on India's growing indie scene. In addition to nurturing a bevy of young artists, he has a notable veteran on his roster: Charanjit Singh, the ex-Bollywood keyboardist who broke new ground with his early 80s electronic transformation of Indian classical music, Synthesizing - Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat. Rana is bringing Charanjit Singh to New York for performances on Sunday July 27th (Globalfest, at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors), and Saturday August 2nd (PS 1's Warm Up). He'll share Charanjit's story and music and introduce us to some of India's rising stars.


Annika
Saturday, July 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Tune in for the long awaited return of 16 year-old singer-songwriter Annika! After winning NPR's Battle Of The Boroughs for Queens and releasing an EP on iTunes, Annika joins Beastin' the Airwaves! to celebrate and showcase her complete, polished sound.


Author Tom Doyle and rock star Ben Vaughn!
Saturday, July 26th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael Shelley welcomes author Tom Doyle whose new book "Man on the Run" chronicles Paul McCartney's life in the 1970 when the ex-Beatle was forced to redefine himself - releasing eccentric solo albums, embarking on a hippie lifestyle, forming a new band, and eventually helping define arena rock superstardom AND we'll hear from the great Ben Vaughn who has just released a new album "Texas Road Trip."


Put The Needle on The WFMU Bay Series - Part One: Alameda
Friday, July 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the first installment in his four-part San Francisco Bay Area WFMU remote series, "The WFMU Bay Series," Billy Jam will stop in the island town of Alameda interviewing people on the street, recording random freestyles on their town, and then broadcasting live from the studios of longtime East Bay producer Dawgisht. This is part one in the four-part WFMU Bay Series - through August 15th. Put The Needle On The Record July 25th 7pm (4pm local Pacific time) on WFMU.


Bobby Blitz
Thursday, July 24th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's Peer Pressure guest this week will be the vocalist for NJ thrash metal legends Over Kill: BOBBY BLITZ. They have just released their 17th album, "White Devil Armory on Nuclear Blast," and he'll chat about it and pick a couple of tunes as well. They'll be touring worldwide in the fall for the record. Check out all news on the band here.


Ought
Thursday, July 24th, 6am - 9am
on Underwater Theme Park with Meghan

What happens when guys from New Hampshire, New Jersey and Australia share an apartment in Montreal, Quebec, while adding a guy from Portland, Oregon? Well, according to Constellation Records (one of the best labels coming from Montreal with bands such as Godspeed You Black Emperor), one of the most exciting and fun live bands on their label! Ought hailing from the Mile End district of Montreal, which is considered the hip part of the city, pulls their DIY influences from some old punk roots, being the Talking Heads, the Fall, etc. They are on their summer tour, stopping by the WFMU studios to show what an amazing live show is. There is also a special appearance by our very own Scott Williams on one of the songs.


The Harrow
Thursday, July 24th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

The Harrow don't just play music, they bathe in it. DJ, Blogger and member of numerous bands Frank Deserto is joined by singer and internet DJ Vanessa Irena, '80s goth veteran Greg Fasolino (The Naked and the Dead) & keyboardist/remixer Barrett Hiatt. They make no secret of their influences harkening back to the darker side of 80s post-punk and coldwave. A dark and moody sound that would make Ian Curtis proud.


People Who Only Need Another Beat
Wednesday, July 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Last year, three of WFMU's in-house drummers -- Dave Mandl, Irwin Chusid and Evan "Funk" Davies -- gathered to play songs featuring some of their own favorite time-keepers. This year the rhythm section reconvenes with the addition of WFMU's own Dennis Diken, an Actual Professional Drummer! Irwin, Dennis and Dave will take turns presenting their favorite panjandrums of paradiddles and rulers of rolls, with EFD primarily acting as MC this time around. Tune in at 9pm on Wednesday July 23 for this three-hour drum throwdown on WFMU!


The Clientele PLUS Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "God Only Knows"
Wednesday, July 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
The Clientele will perform on Irwin's show, Weds. July 23 around 3:15pm (Eastern). The band is now a trio of Alasdair MacLean on vocals and guitar, Mark Keen on drums, and James Hornsey on bass. The UK-based ensemble will play at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn on Saturday July 19. Other US dates include July 20 in Philadelphia, July 22 in Washington DC, July 23 in Charlottesville VA, and some west coast gigs. Check their full tour schedule at TheClientele.co.uk.

One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. June 25th we'll air an episode entitled "God Only Knows," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. In this episode, Joseph thinks his fiancée Mary is cheating on him. When she gets pregnant, he's certain of it. After Mary gives birth to the Son of God, Joseph is furious and humiliated that he has been cuckolded by God. He falls into a deep depression and starts drinking. That's just the first three minutes of this one-hour Joe Frank episode.


Blaire Alise and the Bombshells
Tuesday, July 22nd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Teen sensations from Detroit take all of those classic Motor City influences and rev it into a 21st -century engine built for speed - garage, girl groups, Motown, etc. The city may be bankrupt but still has a rich musical output!


Alien Whale
Monday, July 21st, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

Alien Whale is Colin Langenus (USAisaMonster), Matt Mottel (Talibam!), and Nick Lesley (Necking) and what they are doing in Alien Whale is as much a mystery as the ocean depths. Is this psychedelic metal hullaballoo? Is it jazzed-up muzak dirt bike rock? Proto avant primal scream prog? Don't ask, just tune in and hear its name with your own ears. The Alien Whale 10" EP is on Care in the Community Records.


World Cup Bracket Challenge Winner
Monday, July 21st, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Jaime Gutierrez, winner of the Sportsy Talk World Cup Bracket Challenge, joins The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today™ in the studio to co-host Sportsy Talk. That's his prize! He gets to co-host! Tune in and hear the disillusionment, Monday at 6:00pm.


Global Genre-Bending with Guest DJ Jeremy Bloom of Tipsy Oxcart
Saturday, July 19th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Jeremy Bloom is accordionist and ringleader of the riotous young Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart. During his not-long-ago college days, he hosted "Beyond the Balkans" on Vassar College radio station WVKR. Tonight we'll hear Jeremy's distinctive take on a favorite Transpacific Sound Paradise theme: Cross-cultural connections in music, through covers versions, songs that blend styles from varied cultures, and multi-cultural collaborations.


Shirley Collins
Saturday, July 19th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
UK folk music legend Shirley Collins, without doubt one of the greatest British musicians of the 20th Century, played a pivotal role at a time when folk music was undergoing unparalleled revival and revolution. Though out of the music scene for more than three decades, her music nevertheless continues to be a source of inspiration for many. However, probably due in part to her enforced retirement in the late 1970s, her legacy is not as widely known as it should be. Musician David Tibet has been a key figure in bringing Shirley Collins' music once again to its rightful place. (And frankly, WFMU DJs have always had a place for her music.) Now, filmmakers Tim Plester and Rob Curry are raising funds on Kickstarter for "The Ballad of Shirley Collins", inspired in part by her poignant 2004 memoir "America Over The Water" and the connection her music has to the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" There simply is no musician more deserving of this growing renewal on interest and I would urge you to assist the filmmakers in their endeavor. Donations can be made up to July 22nd. The interview with Ms. Collins will focus mostly on the forthcoming documentary and the American sojourn which led both to her book and the film. For your additional enjoyment, there is also a tribute album coming out shortly, "Inspired by Shirley".


Second Annual Hostage Situation, Loss Leaders Edition (fill-in for Doug 9am-noon)
Friday, July 18th, 9am - 3pm
on
Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Doug Schulkind takes a rare Friday morning off, once again leaving Uncle Michael holding a six-hour bag. Uncle Michael will fill it sharing favorites from his collection of Warner Brothers "Loss Leaders" samplers, spanning the complete history of the series.


John Otway
Thursday, July 17th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

The legendary John Otway bills himself as “Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Greatest Failure,” but few musicians have had such a long and colorful career with so many artistic successes. One of the great jesters of the punk era, famous for songs like “Beware of the Flowers ‘Cause I'm Sure They’re Going to Get You Yeah” and “Really Free,” Otway could also deliver a tender ballad with the best of them. He’s also staged some of the most memorable publicity stunts in the history of the industry, such as ensuring a Top 10 hit by having 900 fans sing back-up on his single (which, naturally, every one of them bought several copies of). Next week in New York, a documentary about his life called "Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie" premieres, and we’ll talk to John about the film and his 40-plus years of insanity.


Suzi Quatro
Thursday, July 17th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

50-year rock and roll veteran Suzi visits the dark night via phone from her Essex living room. From an all-girl band started with her sisters and friends, to a string of solo hits produced by Mickie Most, to a reoccurring role on as Leather Tuscadero on American sitcom Happy Days, to BBC-2 radio DJ, there's little Suzi hasn't done in her life. At age 64, she still tours extensively with no sign of slowing down. There's far too much in Suzi's history to touch on in a short interview, but lifelong fan Julie attempts to hit on some of the highlights.


I Love Vinyl crew guest DJs
Thursday, July 17th, Midnight - 3am
on Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange

$mall ¢hange invites the I Love Vinyl crew to guest on Nickel and Dime radio. I Love Vinyl is a bi-weekly all vinyl freeform dance party, founded by Ben Goldfarb aka DJ Scribe, that began in 2009 in New York City and has grown into an institution known worldwide. The DJs, Scribe, Jon Oliver, Amir Abdullah, OP! and Shawn Dub, are all heavyweight collectors and accomplished DJs in their own right. Check ilovevinyl.org for more information.


Hommage à Serge Gainsbourg
Wednesday, July 16th, 7pm - 10pm
on Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
How better to celebrate La Fête Nationale than with a three-hour tribute to "France's answer to David Bowie, Mick Jagger and John Lennon rolled into one smoke cloud of controversy"? Prep your ears for rare tracks, covers incroyable, sweet samples & swipes — and a decent serving of the original, unimpeachable hits.


The Money Shot (Live) Plus Roberta Bayley and Godlis discuss Tommy Ramone
Wednesday, July 16th, 3am - 6am
on
Redundancy Radio with DJ Disk Jockey
Jersey City local punkers, The Money Shot make their WFMU debut with a LIVE 3am set! And right after, a special Tommy Ramone tribute with insight from legendary photographers Roberta Bayley and Godlis. Hey Ho! Great Show!


The Old Codger fills in for the Ragged Phonograph Hour
Tuesday, July 15th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
The Old Codger is living proof that they don't make 'em like they used to. When he fills in for WFMU's Ragged Phonograph Program on Tuesday July 15th, you'll hear why that's a good thing. Tune in for delusional rants, cranky diatribes, and high-decibel doses of 78 rpm surface noise. That's Tuesday, July 15th, from 8 to 9 pm (Eastern), the Old Codger.


Michael White
Monday, July 14th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Certified professional hypnotist extraordinaire and accomplished improv comedian, Michael White visits Night People to help you with your problems.


Michaela Anne
Monday, July 14th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Country music convert Michaela Anne turned away from her dissatisfying time as a jazz student after meeting bluegrass musician Michael Daves. She's been making people take notice at festivals like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Merlefest, and SXSW with her sweet soprano and plain-spoken songs. "Ease My Mind" is her resulting album, full of the turbulence of being a young woman in making her own path in America. Michaela Anne Plays live on Irene's show.


Eyal Maoz and Edom: Levantine Guitar Power!
Saturday, July 12th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Visionary guitarist / composer Eyal Maoz knows no musical boundaries, exploring jazz, experimental, chamber, world musics and more with myriad ensembles. He'll perform with no less than ten (!) of his groups during a six day residency at John Zorn's esteemed East Village outpost, The Stone, July 15-20. And he'll bring perhaps the most dynamic of all, electric Judeo / Mediterranean / Rock / Improv powerhouse Edom to rock WFMU tonight.


Jonathan King PLUS Larry Tamblyn of The Standells
Saturday, July 12th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes Larry Tamblyn of 1960's L.A. garage rockers, The Standells - best know for their songs 'Dirty Water' and "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White" Michael also chats with U.K. performer/producer/author/DJ/TV presenter Jonathan King whose eclectic career started with the 1965 million seller “Everyone's Gone To The Moon.”


The Thunderroads
Thursday, July 10th, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Direct from Tokyo, killer rock n' roll trio The Thunderroads invade the WFMU studios with a scorching, insane live performance!


Dr. Chud
Thursday, July 10th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Dr. Chud is the former drummer for the Misfits and current focal point of Dr. Chud's X-Ward. This masked man has over 20 recordings to his credit and a year as a WCW wrestler. He'll be picking the tunes and giving us a peek into what life is like as Dr. Chud! He will be live and listeners will be able to ask him questions via our live playlist and comments board!


Twilight Nuages
Thursday, July 10th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Back in 1977, a high school music teacher named Bill Last joined forces with some of his students to record an LP in his parents' basement. Charming, poignant, and often lovely, that rare private-press album has just been reissued by the Folk Evaluation label. Renewed interest has motivated the group to get back together for a few reunion gigs, and today on Surface Noise, we'll talk with Bill and play some exclusive tracks recorded at the band's first reunion gig last month. Fans of Milos Foreman's Taking Off and the Langley Schools Music Project would do well to tune in.


Azar Swan
Thursday, July 10th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Featuring a revolving cast of musicians (co-founder Joshua Strawn contributes mostly long-distance) centered around the ethereal yet powerful voice of Zohra Atash, Azar Swan combines a '90s goth synth feel with middle eastern influences. Zohra is joined in the studio by keyboard player Faten Kanaan following their appearance at Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Germany.


Brian Beattie PLUS Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Just Get Me Out of Here"
Wednesday, July 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Brian Beattie will be Irwin's guest on July 9th. Formerly with the avant-pop Austin band Glass Eye, Beattie has produced albums by the Dead Milkmen, Daniel Johnston, Okkervil River, Shearwater, Amy Annelle, and Bill Callahan. His projects have been unpredictable, and his latest is no different. Beattie and his wife, artist Valerie Fowler, created "Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase," which they call an “illustrated ear-movie musical.” It's a depression-era folkmyth in music, song, narration and sound effects, packaged in a lavishly illustrated hard-cover book. Performers include Daniel Johnston, Bill Callahan, Will Sheff, K. McCarty, James Hand, and Grace London. Brian Beattie and Valerie Fowler are taking “Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase” on tour, and will appear on WFMU on Weds. afternoon July 9th to explain how you promote an “Illustrated Ear-movie Musical.”

One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. July 9th we'll air an episode entitled "Just Get Me Out of Here," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. After a Joe has a breakdown, he's committed to a mental hospital on a ship that declares itself an independent nation that plans to invade New Zealand. He recalls attending a scientific conference on aphrodisiacs, where a remarkable wonder drug is introduced which has the side effect of enhancing memory. He then goes on an archeological dig in Peru with a beautiful woman, whose comic stories are juxtaposed against her chronicle of a masochistic love affair with a detached narcissist.


The Old Codger fills in for the Ragged Phonograph Hour
Tuesday, July 8th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
Nothing is new to the Old Codger, who will be filling in for WFMU's Ragged Phonograph Program on Tuesday, July 8th, from 8 to 9 pm (Eastern). What the kids call "file-sharing music" the Codger has been doing since the 1930s — only back then it was called "shoplifting." Tune in for an hour of purloined platters spinning at the only speed known to civilized man: 78 rpm. That's Tuesday July 8th. The Codger will also fill-in the following week, July 15th.


Jim Keller Band
Tuesday, July 8th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Jim Keller is a co-founder of the band Tommy Tutone and and the co-writer of the ubiquitous '80s pop sensation "867-5309/Jenny." After that band broke up, Jim took a 10-year break as an artist and ended up managing Philip Glass (!). He returned to recording and performing in 2009 and has just released his third solo album, "Heaven Can Wait."


Gabriel Kahane
Monday, July 7th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

With the release of his "Craigslist Lieder" Gabriel Kahane created the perfect blur between mundane social media and mock artsong. Since then, Kahane has created increasingly gorgeous chamber-pop, showcasing his sweet vocal style, but always finding the beauty and humor in life. Gabe's latest album, "The Ambassador," draws inspiration from "Bruce Willis’ hair, detective fiction, modernist architecture, and race riots... a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles." Gabriel Kahane plays live on WFMU.


Domenic Priore and Christopher Merritt, authors of "Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier"
Sunday, July 6th, 5pm - 7pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

To quote the Beach Boys, "P.O.P. is worth the trip to L.A.," and this show's guests, Domenic Priore and Christopher Merritt—a pop-culture historian and a theme park designer, respectively—will explore the sights and especially the sounds of Disneyland's brief and illustrious competitor, the modernist and nautical-themed Pacific Ocean Park, as found in their new book. With musical acts ranging from Lawrence Welk to the Mothers of Invention supplying the soundtrack to the thrills and spills to be found jutting off a Santa Monica pier, the songs selected to accompany this program will be an exercise in amusement.


The second annual Independence Day "All Covers" Stay-at-home Party!
Sunday, July 6th, Midnight - 3am
on
100% Whatever with Mary Wing
What better way to enjoy your July 4th holiday weekend than with three hours of your favorite songs performed by other artists? Join Mary Wing in wee early hours of Sunday morning for another edition of the "party-where-you-are" series; this time celebrating the time-honored tradition of musical re-interpretation!


M'Bolo - Sizzling Senegalese Sounds from Beantown
Saturday, July 5th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Boston's M'Bolo plays vibrant percussion-driven Senegalese mbalax music, the style made famous by Youssou N'Dour. The spirited Senegalese-American combo celebrates the 4th with a show at the Shrine in Harlem. And the band makes its Garden State debut on our airwaves on the 5th. M'bolo's joyous sounds are sure to obliterate your holiday hangover!


Inflatable Minotaur Carcass, 4th of July Special
Friday, July 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Tune in on the afternoon of the Fourth of July as the inimitable Rich Hazelton descends into the minotaur lair in an effort to find, if not love for country, then at least love for patriotic song. The ballyhooed Bruce Springsteen / John Cougar Mellencamp challenge, however, will most likely be postponed at least until Armistice Day.


Travis Stever: Guitarist for Coheed and Cambria & Davenport Cabinet.
Thursday, July 3rd, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Travis will share stories of the road, writing music in two bands, new Davenport songs, as well as a great set of music probably from this universe. He will be live and listeners will be able to ask him questions via our live playlist and comments board! Davenport Cabinet will be playing at Bowery Ballroom Thursday July 10th.


Valerie Gentile & Abbey Nex
Thursday, July 3rd, 3am - 6am
on
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
The musical resumes of Valerie Gentile & Abbey Nex read like a who's who of contemporary goth and industrial: Cruxshadows, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Angelspit, Combichrist, Genitorturers. But now they've joined forces as a duo, mingling Valerie's upbeat goth-pop with Abbey's darker industrial sound.


Musician/photographer Paul Zone
Wednesday, July 2nd, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Paul Zone's new book Playground: Growing Up in the New York Underground documents a transitional time in New York music history: the years when a bridge from the glam-rock of the New York Dolls to the straight-up punk of The Ramones was being built by bands like The Mumps, Milk 'n' Cookies, The Miamis and The Fast. A teenaged Paul Zone was the singer in The Fast; he also became the resident DJ at Max's Kansas City, and went to numerous shows at the Mercer Arts Center, CBGB, Club 82 and other soon-to-be-legendary venues. Paul Zone's photos include on-stage and off-stage shots of Blondie, Suicide, Lydia Lunch, the Dead Boys, and many others -- including, perhaps more importantly, other prominent acts of that era that remain lesser-known today. After numerous worldwide exhibits his photos are collected for the first time in this exciting new book. Tune in at 9pm Wednesday night, July 2, as Paul Zone shares the stories behind the images with WFMU listeners.


ONO
Tuesday, July 1st, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

A visit to Brian's show from this seasoned experimental unit from Chicago. ONO first appeared on the scene in the 1980's and have resurrected in recent years to record and tour anew. Self-depicted as "industrial noise gospel", the band traverses lines between free jazz, Pere Ubu, Suicide, Beefheart and Throbbing Gristle, and are on tour behind their recent fourth album, Diegesis, on Moniker Records.


Nox Boys PLUS The Young
Tuesday, July 1st, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The "Nox" in Nox Boys comes from their hometown of Blawnox, Pa. and these crazy suburban Pittsburgh teens, boosted by veteran slide guitarist Bob Powers, channel the energy and insanity of the patron garage saints of their region, the Swamp Rats. Their debut self-titled LP on Get Hip is an instant 21st-century classic, tune in and hear what they can do live!

Austin, Texas guitar grinders The Young have been growing by leaps and bounds with each release. Their third album, entitled, 'Chrome Cactus,' and coming out Aug 26, is no different. The band says the new LP was influenced by Link Wray, Dead Moon, Lungfish, and early ZZ Top. Tune in to a live set of all new material to find out!


Ben Seretan
Monday, June 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

Ben Seretan returns to Airborne Event for a live performance of "Three Sisters," an extended guitar suite inspired by his time in Alaska last summer. Tune in for blissful summer sounds.


Father Murphy
Monday, June 30th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on Scott Williams's show

Trevino duo Father Murphy brings all the weight of its Catholic Italian upbringing into deep dark sonic explorations of fear, failure, and guilt. Julian Cope calls them exemplars of the "new Italian Occult Psychedelia", and the phrase is somewhat apt. There will be giallo organs in a minor key. Catch them live on Scott's show, Monday June 30, 3:01-6pm.


Beth Sorrentino
Monday, June 30th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

In the early 1990's, Beth Sorrentino had a good run with the pop trio suddenly, tammy! before going the solo route. Sorrentino became a singer-songwriter by night, and by day, a creative arts director and piano teacher at several acclaimed public and private schools in the NYC area. Beth's back with "Would You Like To Go: A Curt Boettcher Songbook," a fun collection of ’60s sunshine pop by the late songwriter best known for his work with The Association, Saggitarius and The Millennium. Beth Sorrentino plays some of those great tunes (and maybe a few of her own) live on Irene's show.


Vanya Zhuk and heavy mensches: Psychedelic Russian punk klezmer
Saturday, June 28th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Klezmer is a big part of Moscow's growing world and roots music scene. But Vanya Zhuk's band Nayekhovichi stands apart with its rock and roll sound and spirit. Vanya's music combines traditional and original Yiddish and Russian songs with psychedlia, punk and lots more. Vanya crossed the pond along with fellow Muscovite Garik B. for the annual Jet Lag Russian roots & rock festival in upstate NY, and a gig at Barbes in Park Slope on Sunday July 6th. And they team up with an all-star trio of NY/NJ-based klez-rockers for a raucous one-of-a-kind FMU session tonight.


Scott Ligon of NRBQ
Saturday, June 28th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes NRBQ’s Scott Ligon to discuss the band’s new album “Brass Tacks” and their current tour, which brings them NYC’s BB Kings July 21st.


Put The Needle on The LP, LIC
Friday, June 27th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Following two recent live broadcasts from California Billy Jam and the WFMU remote broadcast unit return to the East Coast for a live radio show from endangered community arts space LP (Local Project) in Long Island City, Queens, NY where this Friday WFMU will broadcast live for one hour during an art opening. Guests on the mic will include LP curator Carolina Penafiel, local spoken word artists including Leon Marin, and visiting "krip-hop" act Wheelchair Sports Camp from Denver Colorado. Formerly at nearby 5POINTZ until being displaced from that graffiti mecca in late 2013, LP is currently located at 11-27 44th Road, Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101 - free and open to the public.


Blackstone Rangers
Thursday, June 26th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Texas shoegaze trio Blackstone Rangers (aka Blackstone Rngrs) drop into the Dark Night with their swirlingly ambient and catchy dreampop. Fuzzy guitar and synth wrap around Ruth Ellen Smith's angelic but emotional vocals providing a fresh take on a classic sound.


DJs Derrick Ah Sam and DJ Frank Forearm
Thursday, June 26th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$¢ welcomes west coast hip hop and funk DJs Derrick Ah Sam and DJ Frank Foreal, and will be airing their brand new New Orleans Brass & Funk Mix called 'Let's Go Get Em'. Derrick was a key part of the Honolulu hip hop scene in the 90s, and Frank has a weekly show on KPFK and has killer records and skills.


Dan Epstein, author of "Stars and Strikes"
Wednesday, June 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

In Dan Epstein's previous book, Big Hair and Plastic Grass, we learned how the '70s changed baseball forever. His latest book, Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76, focuses on the year that brought us the Chicago White Sox wearing shorts, C.W. McCall's "Convoy," the California Angels hiring their DH from Casablanca Records, Frampton Comes Alive, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych's brilliant rookie year, the Ramones and so much more.

Tune in at 9pm on Wednesday the 25th as Dan returns to The Evan "Funk" Davies show with more riotous tales of '70s baseball! Then come out to see Dan in person reading from the book Thursday the 26th at Bergino Baseball Clubhouse (67 E. 11th St.) and Sunday the 29th at Manitoba's (99 Avenue B).


Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "The River"
Wednesday, June 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. June 25th we'll air an episode entitled "The River," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. Joe chronicles a journey down the Nile that involves marital betrayal and the mysterious death of a small, vicious schnauzer.


Kraut Out
Wednesday, June 25th, Midnight - 3am
on
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
Though incorporated into the My Castle of Quiet horrorcast™, somewhat regularly, this week, for the first time since 2011, we'll be presenting a full three hours of mostly 70s (& some 80s) Krautrock, and other European progressive rock. So...no metal, no modern "noise" etc., though a great deal of what happens weekly on the radio show can be easily, stlistically traced back to this hyper-creative period in European music, stretching far beyond the scope of "rock," in its myriad, seemingly endless permutations. Kraut-Out #1, from July 2011. We hope you'll join us, for seldom-heard tracks, and sundry mind excursions.


Mike Doughty, comedian Nick Thune, and authors Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steven Dolodovico
Tuesday, June 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight on the show Dave hosts musician Mike Doughty, comedian Nick Thune, and authors of the new book "No Slam Dancing: An Oral History of City Gardens" Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steven Dolodovico.


Sun Ra Centennial Special
Tuesday, June 24th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

On Tuesday June 24, Brian Turner will host his WFMU colleagues Michael D. Anderson (The Good Doctor) and Irwin Chusid to discuss the Sun Ra centennial. Anderson is Executive Director of the Sun Ra Music Archive, an extensive collection of original Sun Ra master tapes acquired after he was appointed the bandleader's tape librarian during the 1970s. Anderson has spent the subsequent decades reviewing, cataloguing, and preserving these historic tapes. Chusid recently became the interim representative of Sun Ra LLC on behalf of the heirs of the late musician. To commemorate this year's 100th anniversary of Sun Ra's arrival on Planet Earth, Anderson and Chusid issued 21 meticulously transferred and restored classic Sun Ra albums from the 1950s thru the 1970s as part of the 24-bit Mastered for iTunes series. Anderson and Chusid will talk about the Sun Ra legacy and play lots of music, including unreleased material. We'll also be airing a segment of the incredible live session from Brian's show last year featuring the Arkestra's Marshall Allen and Danny Thompson at WFMU.


Dr. George Harlow
Monday, June 23rd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Curator of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History, Dr. Harlow visits Night People this week to discuss geology, the origin of minerals on Earth, and the Museum's incredible gem collection.


World Cup Week 2
Monday, June 23rd, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today welcome soccer writer David Winner, author of "Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Soccer." Total Football! Flexible space! Art, culture, philosophy, architecture, and pannekoeken! Join us for a literary look at the beautiful game, with David Winner.


Meaner Pencil
Monday, June 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

When she arrived in New York City, the city subway presented itself as the perfect performance cathedral. Her cello is the main tool she uses to lift musical spirits, although the overall tone of her tunes is quite sombre. Meaner Pencil's latest album, "Senza Amanti" is Italian for "Without Lovers". She writes, "These are pieces meant to be performed without lovers, and they describe a period of my life when I was trying to live alone, after severe heartbreak, in the hope of gaining a better understanding of myself." Meaner Pencil plays live on Irene's show.


Make Music NY Summer Solstice Remote Live From Meridian23
Saturday, June 21st, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Make Music NY is a gigantic annual celebration of the first day of summer - over a thousand free concerts throughout New York City. Similar festive happenings commemorate the solstice in hundreds of cities around the world — it's a global celebration of music making.

This year for the first time WFMU joins in the revelry as Transpacific Sound Paradise travels to New York's newest world musicky venue, Meridian23, 161 W 23rd St. near 7th Ave., for three hours of wall-to-wall live music.

Tune in or drop by for five sets of great sounds from around the world - and around the corner:
Ani Cordero sings classic South American songs of love and protest;
Malian guitar master Badian Diabaté joins Sam Dickey of Benyoro for sublime string-driven duets;
Los Hacheros inject Afro-Cuban flavor with their earthy old-school salsa and charanga sounds
Gnawa Boussou explores ancient Moroccan Sufi spiritual music with Sub-Saharan roots;
and Amino Belyamani and Bed Stuy Ewe Ensemble take us home with driving West African percussion.

Admission is, of course, free - and we'll be giving away free WFMU swag too!


Producer Ed Stasium
Saturday, June 21st, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael talks about the art of making great records with New Jersey native Ed Stasium, noted engineer and producer whose hit making credentials include work with Gladys Knight & The Pips (Midnight Train To Georgia), The Ramones, Talking Heads, The Smithereens, Sha Na-Na, Motorhead, Joan Jett, and tons more.


Mutilation Rites
Friday, June 20th, 9am - Noon
on Imaginary Radio with Chris M.

It's the return of Mutilation Rites on Imaginary Radio! Devastating Black Metal with a Crust edge from Brooklyn invading the airwaves in a special live performance. They will be debuting new material from their upcoming album, "Harbinger"!


Emilie Simon
Thursday, June 19th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

French chameleon Emilie Simon (pronounced Simone) finally drops in to WFMU for a solo performance preceding her Summer Stage concert in Central Park. Jumping from her unique electropop -- which uses natural sounds to complement her keyboard and guitar -- to composing the award-winning soundtrack to the original French version of March of the Penguins, from a collaboration with Tricky to the lush, orchestral sound of her latest album Mue, Emilie is a unique, unpredictable artist. After finding her CD in Montreal and falling in love with her strong and occasionally childlike voice (Kate Bush and Claudine Longet comparisons are inevitable) Julie invited Emilie after a Pianos show in 2011 but was unable to regain contact. In a session years in the making but planned with very little notice for either party, Emilie exceeds all expectations in this bilingual performance.


Ed Schrader's Music Beat
Wednesday, June 18th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
Baltimore's own Ed Schrader's Music Beat brings their unique, powerful brand of stripped down post-punk to WFMU. Fresh off three months of globetrotting, ESMB blasts through classics and new hits in support their new single, "Party Jail". It's the most fun you'll have with a bass and a tom drum this week.


Courtney Barnett
Wednesday, June 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Australia's storytelling songstress Courtney Barnett brings a live set to WFMU's airwaves on Irwin's program this Wednesday, June 18, at 4pm (Eastern). Her 2013 album, The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas, was released in the US on Mom + Pop Records. The world of Barnett has been described as "a hot, hazy place where suburban banalities and mindless procrastination can sound oddly compelling." Her single "Avant Gardener" is a hook-laden fog of country roots and discordant psychedelia in which Courtney sings of suffering an anaphylaxis-induced seizure during an Australian heat wave. This Wednesday, hear that song and more as Courtney Barnett and her band make their WFMU debut.


Kissey PLUS Sunrise Highway
Wednesday, June 18th, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane's show
The lovely and talented Kissey will drop by the Duane Train this coming Wedesday for a live performance. Although this Swedish/NYC based avant R & B singer/producer has come through the train to DJ before, this will be the first time that she will perform live AND..she will be bringing her dancers along as well, so we can look forward to seeing that on the trusty ol' WFMU vimeo site later... she' said she was gonna bring sexy back to WFMU & lord knows we need it:)

The new disco funk supergroup Sunrise Highway will also swing by for an interview in anticipation of their live show that night at Glasslands. The trio comprises of vocalist Amy Douglas and multi-instrumentalists Tim Wagner & Nick Chacona, who have all had very rich careers, making groove-oriented new skool funk in a variety of different genres. But for this project, they wanted to make a the kind of classic sounding "AM Gold" fusion of funk that had that stamp of quality, that sounded great outside of the confines of the club. One listen to their results by rising star, Tensnake, was all it took, and the trio was instantly signed to his True Romance label. The Sunrise Highway EP is out now.


Damien Echols, Lorri Davis, and Brandon Seabrook
Tuesday, June 17th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
This week, Dave welcomes Damien Echols (West Memphis Three) and his wife Lorri Davis, co-authors of the new book "Yours For Eternity." Plus, guitarist/banjoist Brandon Seabrook.


When Particles Collide
Tuesday, June 17th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

A guitar-and-drums duo but forget any comparisons to White Stripes or Black Keys immediately! Heavy riffs, catchy songs, explosive playing. As someone else somewhere said - they manage to pull off sexy and bludgeoning at the same time! After two EPs, the dup has just released their first LP, Photoelectric.


Bloomsday 2014
Monday, June 16th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
James Joyce's novel Ulysses follows the events of a single Dublin day, June 16th, aka Bloomsday. Today, Ulysses is 110 years old and more vital than ever. In commemoration, tune in tonight for a mix of Joycean readings and other sound artifacts mixed in throughout the Airborne Event.


John DeBello
Monday, June 16th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Writer/director John DeBello joins Night People to discuss the past, present and future of his legendary "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" franchise.


World Cup Week 1
Monday, June 16th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today do Brazil! Longtime WFMU Listener Timotato is traveling to Brazil as our own World Cup Special Correspondent, and will phone in a full report of the action live from beautiful Estádio das Dunas, Natal, where Ghana will be beating the US national team, probably. That’s Listener Timotato, Monday, on Sportsy Talk.


Marissa Nadler
Monday, June 16th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Eternally ethereal singer Marissa Nadler dips deep into the dark spirits for her song inspirations but presents them as comforting moments and stories. Nadler's flirtation with the gothic seems to come from ghostly stories in the vein of Edgar Allen Poe and murder ballads. Marrissa's songs are atmospheric, austere, and starkly sincere. Marissa Nadler brings her gorgeous, atmospheric folk to WFMU's love room.


Kuupuu & Tsembla
Sunday, June 15th, 7pm - 9pm
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Fans of Finland's psychedelic underground, rejoice! It's a two-fer this week as Marja Johansson (Tsembla) and Jonna Karanka (Kuupuu) stop by the show hot on the heels of their June 14th appearance at Issue Project Room. Both live sessions are sure to cast a spell chock-full of skewed electronics, shapeshifting sound textures, eerie atmospheres, and subliminal rhythms! A high-powered dose of magick for your inner Nordic walker. Tune in!


pHoaming Edison
Saturday, June 14th, Midnight - 3am
on
Dangerous For The Brain with Thomas Storck
pHoaming Edison is the name under which James Kavoussi has recorded his solo works over the last 30 years. Well over a decade after its last live incarnation, pHoaming Edison in full-band form performed a one-off show in a small room in Brooklyn last April, blowing the minds of unsuspecting spectators front to back. Due to popular demand, the band agreed to visit the WFMU studios to record perhaps the last pHoaming Edison live session. Featuring members of Fly Ashtray, Uncle Wiggly, Dymaxion.


Put The Needle on The Oakland Corner Market
Friday, June 13th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the second WFMU live remote broadcast from the Bay Area this month Billy Jam and guests will be at the Corner Market health food store and cafe on the corner of Telegraph Ave and 61st Street in North Oakland. Put The Needle On The Record: Friday June 13th 7pm (4pm to 5pm local Pacific time).


Friday the 13th Part VI
Friday, June 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
The "unlucky" attributes attributed to Friday the 13th are of course steeped in superstition, likely attributable to the fact that Gioachino Rossino - perhaps more noted for his contributions to 19th Century opera than for being steeped in solid scientific discourse - died on Friday, November 13. Much like the college co-ed guzzling wine spritzers while wearing a holy cross pendant or the businessman beginning a pleasant morning on the golf greens only to find himself cursing the Lord's very name, however, we at Miniature Minotaurs choose to heed all superstitions: spiritual, secular and sacrosanct. Tune in this Friday the 13th as we explore evil-warding and wishbone-breaking musics from a potpourri of cultures littering the globe.


Little Anthony
Thursday, June 12th, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Legendary singer Little Anthony from Little Anthony and the Imperials drops by to discuss his incredible hit records (Shimmy Shimmy Ko-Ko-Bop, Hurt So Bad, Tears On My Pillow) and his upcoming Joe's Pub gig.


Alexander Hacke
Thursday, June 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten, Crime and the City Solution, etc.) will be making one of his annual visits to Strength through Failure on Thursday, June 12. His unique sensibilities will be on display in conversation and in his musical selections for your listening pleasure.


Psyche Corporation
Thursday, June 12th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Psyche Corp's CEO Psyche Chimère combines lyrics right out of fantasy & sci-fi with musical influences from steampunk to electro-goth to symphonic metal. But the focal point is her sweet but strong voice that conjures images of a carnival wind-up doll enchanting you as it spins then leaving you sleepless and haunted by its delicious, dizzying circle of music.


Mike Myers
Wednesday, June 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Actor/director Mike Myers will be on The Evan "Funk" Davies show this Wednesday night, June 11, to talk about his newly released documentary Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon! The movie tells the story of, yes, Shep Gordon, who managed the likes of Alice Cooper, Luther Vandross and Pink Floyd before ushering in the culture of the celebrity chef through his work with Emeril Lagasse and others. Mike Myers tells the fascinating story of this legendary manager in his directorial debut; Wednesday night he'll share that story, and the story of directing his first film, with WFMU listeners.



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