Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Phil Anselmo, Mike Bocchetti, and Team Spirit
Tuesday, September 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave's special guests will be Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, etc.), comedian Mike Bocchetti, and musical guest Team Spirit.


The Electric Mess
Tuesday, September 30th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The Electric Mess don't mess around, delivering super-tight snarling garage-punk from New York City. Check out their latest LP, 'House On Fire' (their third album), then check out this killer live set then get out and get messed up in person at the Fall Freakout - Friday Oct. 3 at Don Pedro in Brooklyn with Quitty and the Don'ts and Mikey and the Drags.


Joel Hodgson
Monday, September 29th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Tune in to a very special Night People as Mystery Science Theatre 3000 creator Joel Hodgson checks in to discuss everything from his career as a stand-up comic to his work with Cannae's impossible space drive.


Spanish Caribbean Double Bill: Raquel Z. Rivera’s Songs of Love and Rey Vallenato Beto Jamaica’s Accordion Rave-Ups
Saturday, September 27th, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
First: Rey Vallenato Beto Jamaica is a star of vallenato, rousing accordion-driven music from the sierras of Colombia’s Caribbean region. He earned the honorific “Rey” by being named King of the music’s biggest event, the Vallenato Legend Festival, in 2006. Beto is on the road supporting his first US release, Rey de mi Folklor and to perform as part of a big Arhoolie Records / Chris Strachwitz celebration at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn tonight (Saturday Sept. 27). But first he stops by FMU to show us how he soared to squeezebox supremacy!

Then Raquel Z. Rivera and members of her group Ojos de Sofía. Raquel and co. join us amid an East Coast swing that also brings them to Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, Queens on Friday September 26th, and Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn on Saturday October 4th. They'll serenade us with selections from Raquel's project Las Décimas del Amargue & Other Songs of Love - new music rooted in ageless poetry and song styles from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.


Glenn Tilbrook
Saturday, September 27th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley welcomes amazing singer/guitarist/songwriter and Squeeze front man Glenn Tilbrook to the studio to play a few songs and chat about his long history, his new LP "Happy Ending" and current tour that brings him across the country & back, with stops at NYC's City Winery & Iridium and The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ!


Humble Tripe
Saturday, September 27th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Humble Tripe is the musical project of Shawn Luby, who at one point walked away from music altogether. A classically-trained guitarist, Luby left performing for nearly a decade and somehow this brought him to a place where he felt he could express himself as a songwriter. His songs are deeply heartfelt, perhaps especially so, as they come from someone who has, in essence, re-discovered himself. His current collaborator, the other half of the band, is Stud Green, another musician with serious chops, and as a result they create a kind of Americana whose sound does not fit neatly into any category.


Jon Zazula
Thursday, September 25th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Known as Jonny Z, he formed Megaforce Records, to release the first Metallica record in 1982 after hearing their demo. The label lead the drive of thrash metal becoming a force in music by also releasing first records by Anthrax, Testament, Overkill and more. Also known for his Crazed Management and style, we'll be talking to Jon about his history and experiences as an icon of metal. He will be live, and listeners can post questions to the interactive playlist board.


Michael Chapman
Thursday, September 25th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Michael Chapman is a British singing/songwriting/guitar-playing legend. He made his debut with the "Rainmaker" LP in 1969, and his run of classic Harvest Records releases are currently being reissued by the Light in the Attic record label. More active than ever, Chapman continues to tour and record, deep into an incredibly varied and extensive career. Today, he drops by Surface Noise to play a few recent numbers on his acoustic guitar, including one he wrote on the plane over!


Winkie
Thursday, September 25th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

More than your average shoegaze band, this duo frames a classic wall of noise with melodic female vocals and a fuzzy bass line. Relying on synth and bass instead of droning guitars, Winkie goes from the dark and moody to ethereal upbeats. Noisy and haunting, turn it up and wake the neighbors.


DJ Ripley and DJ Searchlight
Thursday, September 25th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$¢ rolls out the red carpet for 2 esteemed selectors, DJ Ripley and Chicago's DJ Searchlight. DJ Ripley has been slaying dancefloors since 1995, and a member of Dutty Artz (NY), Surya Dub (SF). She is also a journalist, activist, and professor of music and media studies. Searchlight is the founder of Party Time Society Radio, and has been doing non-commercial radio with WNUR 89.3 FM in Chicago for over a decade. For a day gig, Searchl1te teaches reading, writing and music production to incarcerated youth in Chicago. Expect to hear a lot of proper modern bass sounds from around the world.


Sean Yseult from White Zombie, taxidermist Beth Beverly, and more!
Tuesday, September 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave's guests this week will be Sean Yseult from White Zombie and Star & Dagger and also her bandmate Dava She Wolf from Star & Dagger. Also, taxidermist Beth Beverly!


Doom
Tuesday, September 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

The kings of crust are here today. Starting in 1987 in Birmingham, Doom tore up the British touring circuit and John Peel programs with their pioneering style of anarcho metal and proto-grindcore, swerving into a heavier punk direction upon departure of Mick Harris for Napalm Death. Along with Discharge, few UK heavies have had such a worldwide influence on extreme music as Doom, who toured heavily into the '90s. After the passing of singer Wayne Southworth in 2005, the band remained dormant until 2010 and now with vocalist Denis locked in continue their worldwide assault with NYC shows at the Wick on Sept 19th and the Acheron on the 20th, and on Brian's show today.


Alice Boman (and friends)
Tuesday, September 23rd, 3am - 6am
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with DJ Stashu
Tune in to a very special DWM,S as Alice Boman and 3 others from Malmo Sweden check in to grace us with ghostly voices, ethereal sounds and down tempo upbeat lullabies.


Arrington de Dionyso & Greg Saunier
Monday, September 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Arrington de Dionyso (ex-Old Time Relijun) is a multi-instrumentalist and throatsinger from the West Coast who's taken to singing Indonesian translations of William Blake poems, blasting trance saxophone improvisations over backing tracks on lathe-cut plastic dinner plates, and generally creating a transcendental din of inspired rapture. He'll stop by WFMU to play in a duo with lightning drummer Greg Saunier of Deerhoof while visiting NYC for a handful of shows later this month.


Put The Needle On The Roc Raida
Friday, September 19th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
On September 19th, 2009 DJ extraordinaire Roc Raida of the X-Ecutioners tragically died from cardiac arrest at the age of 37. Since then the legacy of the world renowned New York City DJ/producer, who is among the handful to have been bestowed with the Grandmaster title, has grown greatly. In honor of the fifth anniversary of Grandmaster Roc Raida's passing Billy Jam will pay tribute to the artist by playing his music, airing a never broadcast 2005 interview with Roc Raida, along with interviews with others, such as Mista Sinista and Red Alert, offering their thoughts on Roc Raida.


Dante Boon and Varispeed live from Monty Hall
Friday, September 19th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Miniature Minotaurs takes Monty Hall for two performances and a live broadcast from 3-6 pm on Sept. 19. Pianist Dante Boon of the Walndelweiser collective will play compositions by Tom Johnson, Taylam Susam, Jürg Frey and himself and the ensemble Varispeed will perform an original arrangement of "The Bank" from Robert Ashley's serial opera "Perfect Lives." The public is invited to attend, tickets will be $5 at the door. Dante Boon's appearance is made possible in part by the support of the Performing Arts Fund NL.


Kid Congo Powers
Thursday, September 18th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Enroute to the Pink Monkey Birds show in Kingston, NY, Kid Congo will be checking in from the road! Let's hope this legendary guitarist keeps his seat belt on while chatting with Diane about his latest effort: Haunted Head, the band's upcoming show at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn on Friday Sept 19th, and his colorful history with The Cramps, the Gun Club, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and many, many more! Listeners can post their questions to him on the live interactive playlist!


Joe Frank - Work in Progress: "The Road to Hell"
Wednesday, September 17th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. September 17th we'll air an episode entitled "The Road to Hell," from Joe's WORK IN PROGRESS series. Joe rides the rails as a hobo, exploring America's boxcar pilgrims. Later he plots ludicrous guerrilla tactics against corporate execs, including slipping huge amounts of laxative in the office coffeemaker.


Cheetah Chrome, Shonali Bhowmik, and Jo Firestone
Tuesday, September 16th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave welcomes Cheetah Chrome, musician Shonali Bhowmik, and comedian Jo Firestone.


Rachel Ries
Monday, September 15th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

As the daughter of missionaries, Rachel Ries spent her early musical life immersed in Mennonite hymns, Suzuki violin and The Carpenters. Ries melded those influences into a considerable talent, with a freewheeling, often breezy storytelling style to her songwriting. Rachel is a frequent collaborator with Anaïs Mitchell, and released her lovely third album, "Ghost of a Gardener," earlier this year. Rachel Ries plays live for Irene in advance of a show at the Cornelia Street Cafe.


Jad Fair & Danielson
Saturday, September 13th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Hello Children with Faye
On this day underground music legend Jad Fair performs LIVE on Hello Children with Faye, backed by none other than that excellent pop outfit Danielson! You might know Jad from his extensive oeuvre of star studded collaborations with the likes of Daniel Johnston, Yo La Tengo, Teenage Fanclub, the Pastels & more! Oh yeah... and he's fronted a band called HALF JAPANESE! You might even recognize his iconic visual art which has decorated many an album cover & even a WFMU promo or two. Tune into Hello Children this week to hear magical tales & tunes be spun.


Magnificent multi-culti sounds of NYC: Live from Barbes in Park Slope
Saturday, September 13th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg


Join Rob and illustrious co-host / tech guru Irene Trudel at Barbes, the music-lover's haven at 9th St and 6th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn for another jam-packed night of live music. Tonight's stellar lineup proves once again that when it comes to seeing and hearing amazing music from around the world, there's no better place than right here in NYC:
- Joel Forrester, the prolific composer (1600+ tunes including the theme to public radio's Fresh Air) and co-founder of the renowned twisted jazz outfit Microscopic Septet, opens the show on the domestic front, with a solo piano set
- We move on to India, as Brooklyn Raga Massive mainstays shuffle over from their weekly Wednesday sessions at Art Cafe in Prospect Heights for a special Park Slope showcase: Camilia Celin (sarod), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Abhik Mukherjee (sitar), and Ehren Hanson (tabla).
- Then we open the cross-cultural floodgates as Brandon Terzic's Xalam Project blends sounds of the Islamic World, West Africa, the Balkans and beyond with downtown jazz improv, rock and lots more.
- And to put the cherry on top, special guests all the way from Mexico - but of course playing East European music! La Internacional Sonora Balkanera from Mexico, creators of the Balkanazo Tropical sound, close the show with a bang (plus they'll play another set off-air after the broadcast).
Join us at Barbes or via the airwaves for three solid hours of music. And if you do make it to Barbes, if the great music isn't enough, we'll be giving away free FMU swag too!


P.F. Sloan
Saturday, September 13th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley welcomes songwriter/performer P.F. Sloan whose hits including "Eve of Destruction" for Barry McGuire, "You Baby" for The Turtles, "A Must to Avoid" for Herman's Hermits and "Secret Agent Man" for Johnny Rivers and hundreds more. His new album "My Beethoven" and new memoir "What's Exactly the Matter with Me?" have both just been released.


Vaniish
Thursday, September 11th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

California's Vaniish is the new Project of Keven Tecon (Soft Moon, Wax Idols, Veil Veil Vanish). Their dark postpunk/shoegaze appeals to the depressive within while the frantic beat -- masterfully played by Nick Ott using a combination of acoustic and electronic drums -- inspires you to tap your combat boots. Their sound may take you back to the kings of 80s goth but Vaniish manages to take the ingredients to create their own original gloom.


WFMU Listener Meet-Up & live broadcast in Portland OR!
Wednesday, September 10th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Evan "Funk" Davies is taking his show on the road, and you're invited! EFD will be broadcasting live from Beech Street Parlor in Portland as part of a WFMU PDX Listener Meet-Up Wednesday night, Sept. 10, from 6pm - 9pm Portland time! WFMU's Tony Coulter will be on hand as well, and there will be special guest DJ sets and more! If you're in Portland come on down to Beech Street Parlor, 412 NE Beech St, to say hi to Tony and Evan, meet some fellow listeners, and grab some WFMU swag. If you can't attend in person then join the fun through your radio during EFD's show Wednesday night, Sept. 10. See you there!


Tashi Dorji + Sir Richard Bishop live from Monty Hall
Tuesday, September 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Tashi Dorji is Bhutan-born guitarist absorbed a childhood full of shortwave radio before moving to the US and discovering Derek Bailey and Albert Ayler and incorporating all his musical loves into a truly varied and forward-thinking vocabulary. In this era some may have chalked up the guitar to have exhausted itself as a means of breaking new boundaries in expression, yet Dorji, now in North Carolina, has wowed such advanced axemen as Bill Orcutt, Ben Chasny, and Sir Richard Bishop of the Sun City Girls who is part two of tonight's bill, making his second appearance on Brian's show. As a bonus, you can attend the taping of this night at WFMU's ground floor performance space, Monty Hall. Set time is 8pm on Sunday, September 7th, at 43 Montgomery Street in Jersey City (near Exchange Place and Grove PATH stops). Admission to the public is $12, with advance tickets purchasable at wfmu.org on our home page news!


Stephen Bartolomei
Monday, September 8th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Eleven years ago Stephen Bartolomei began releasing songs filled with folky rock, cassette loops and rustic instruments under the alter-ego of Mal Madrigal. The Omaha, Nebraska native often performed with the likes of Bright Eyes, Azure Ray and The Good Life, to name a few well-known locals. Bartolomei recently moved to NYC, dropped his previous moniker, and released "All the Ghosts" under his own name last year. Stephen moves easily from wistful folk to electrified minor key moodiness throughout the album, captured with a light touch by Steve Albini. Stephen Bartolomei plays a solo set of his songs for WFMU.


Yonatan Gat
Monday, September 8th, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Israel's Monotonix delivered one of the most memorable Record Fair performances ever back in 2008 (video here), and today the group's guitarist Yonatan Gat returns to WFMU under a new guise with powerful guitar riffs of a psychedelic persuasion. Although his days of scaling walls and playing amongst flying garbage and flaming cymbals may be over, Yonatan's frenetic energy hasn't diminished one bit. Let your hair down and rock out to jams from his latest release "Iberian Passage" (Joyful Noise Recordings), and don't miss seeing Yonatan live at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Fri Aug 29th or in October during CMJ.


Bombay Rickey's Multi-Culti Musical Mixology
Saturday, September 6th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Brooklyn's Bombay Rickey serves up exquisite sonic cocktails blending everything from surf rock to cumbia to Bollywood soundtrack music - each one topped off by the coloratura soprano stylings of Kamala Sankaram. The multi-culti musical mixologists of Ditmas Park celebrate the release of debut CD Cinefonia at Joe's Pub on Monday September 8 and right here on WFMU tonight!


Put The Needle on the Denver Colorado WFMU Remote
Friday, September 5th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Following the past three weeks of consecutive stops in California, New Jersey, and New York, this week Billy Jam travels west to Colorado with the WFMU remote broadcast unit to transmit live from The Meadowlark in Denver with guests/contributors including DJ Shake-One, Kalyn from WSC, Asia 1, Mace Windu (Youth On Record), Fast4ward, Babah Fly, Trini Rael, and Chris Karns (formerly known as DJ Vajra). Friday September 5th. Open to the public. The Meadowlark is located at 2701 Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado. 5pm (local mountain time) 7pm on WFMU in NJ.


Sonny Smith (Jesse Jarnow fills in for Kurt Gottschalk)
Friday, September 5th, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
San Francisco artist and songwriter Sonny Smith will be appearing as himself as he stops by The Frow Show for a solo performance before leading his ever-morphing band of Sunsets for a full show that evening at Death by Audio in Williamsburg. Whether recording under his own name, with Sonny and the Sunsets, or the some hundred personas invented for a hand-built jukebox stocked with 45s of Smith's creation, his songwriting projects a singular imagination at play in the fields of popular song. Come hang with the Frow Show and find out how Sonny spent his summer.


Imaginary Video Radio Party
Friday, September 5th, 9am - Noon
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M. (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Three hours of music videos on the radio! What is a music video, you ask? It's like a slide show except the pictures move faster and there's music playing in the background. Trust me, you'll like it. Watch live on wfmu.org this Friday (video will not be archived)!


Cheri Pi
Thursday, September 4th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane welcomes Cheri Pi, to Peer Pressure this week! Cheri is royalty on the comments board-- this WFMU listener has earned her own place on Peer Pressure. People will want to know about her amazing avatar, her musical taste and playlist picks, and will find out how on earth she has a job where she can jump on her desk, tear down the walls of her cubicle and throw her computer out the window week after week, without getting fired... Tune in at 1pm and ask her your own questions!


The Judy Blooms
Thursday, September 4th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

And now for something completely different. The Judy Blooms are not goth, shoegaze or even psychedelic but the duo bring their own special plaintive sound to the Dark Night. Jake Giesige's vocals are as haunting as any darkwave band but his guitar, more reminiscent of prog rock, destroys any attempt to place them in a "wave" category. Let Jake and drummer Angel take you on a melancholy journey.


Marco Benevento PLUS Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Lost Soul"
Wednesday, September 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Keyboard virtuoso and composer Marco Benevento offers a live trio set on Irwin's show Weds. September 3 at 5pm. Marco has played and recorded as part of the New York jazz and experimental music scene for over 15 years. Besides recording under his own name, he's performed and recorded with Garage A Trois, The Jazz Farmers, Bitches Brew Revisited and Bobby Previte's Coalition of the Willing. Marco often uses circuit bent toys to alter the sounds produced by standard instruments, and amplifies the piano with guitar pickups and electronic devices. His sixth album, SWIFT, has just been released on the Royal Potato Family label, and features Marco singing as well as handling keyboards. On the WFMU date, Benevento will be accompanied by Dave Dreiwitz on bass and Andy Borger on drums.

One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. September 3rd we'll air an episode entitled "Lost Soul," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. A young priest named Father Tristan is posted to a remote fishing village, where he attempts to comfort the locals, who undergo a series of personal and community disasters. He learns that the food chain is a hierarchy of violence and there is more sadness in the world than he can imagine. Father Tristan then falls in love with a young parishioner—and things get worse.


DJ Marcelle Van Hoof (Amsterdam/Another Fine Mess)
Wednesday, September 3rd, Noon - 3pm
on Duane Train

DJ Marcelle van Hoof is a seminal Dutch based DJ who has had an insatiable appetite for new exciting underground music since the punk era in 1977. A huge fan and later close friend of Radio One's The John Peel Show, she herself is often called 'the female John Peel' for her weekly radio show "Another Nice Mess" which she broadcasts live every Tuesday between 7-9pm on DFM which sees many John Peel fans tuning in. She also works as a freelance journalist, practices Reiki, plays football, loves reading books, smiling, riding on her Vespa scooter and doing nothing! She's a Scorpio which she says therefore makes her 'very intense...'.

Next month her new double vinyl album ''DJ Marcelle/Another Nice Mess Meets Most Soulmates At Faust Studio Deejay Laboratory'' will be released. It's the fourth album in a series on the German Klangbad label, set up by a founding member of legendary German Krautrock band Faust. The Duane train is excited to have DJ Marcelle come on board for an interview and a special eclectic guest DJ set.


Prove It All Night variety show with Pat Byrne!
Wednesday, September 3rd, 3am - 6am
on
Redundancy Radio with DJ Disk Jockey
You can listen to --and WATCH-- the first Prove it all Night variety show, that was recorded live from our new Monty Hall theater. Featuring performances by: Joe Jack Talcum of The Dead Milkmen, an interview of John Holmstrom from PUNK magazine, and stand up comedy from John F. O'Donnell, Dan Licata, Livia Scott and more! Check out the madness hosted by Pat Byrne and find out why critics are voting it as the 38th best DIY late night variety show on the internet!

Tune in to the WFMU homepage or our mobile apps to watch the video as it airs.


Music Blues
Tuesday, September 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Stephen Tanner plays bass in the much-beloved and somewhat uncategorizable Georgia band of heavies known as Harvey Milk, these days calling Brooklyn home and whipping up all kinds of good food for public consumption therein. In 2010 he spent some downtime (as in crawling away from society) holed up at fellow Milk member Creston Spiers' Georgia abode where he wrote, played, and recorded his solo work Things Haven't Gone Well, now coming out on the Thrill Jockey label. It's touted as being a more cinematic variation of his work in Harvey Milk, though no less sludge-leaning and definitely full of some more personal imagery/life chronicling/dark issues being dealt with. He's put together a touring band for this project as well, live today on Brian's show.


Helado Negro
Tuesday, September 2nd, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
The wonderful inventive sounds of Helado Negro will take over This is the Modern World with Trouble, on Tuesday September 2. Helado Negro is that perfect equilibrium of electronic music with a foot in kraut rock, while sudsily bathed in mesmerizing loops with gorgeous melodies. This live performance is not to be missed.


Put the Needle on the NY Remote
Friday, August 29th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In his quest to do four WFMU shows in four different states in four consecutive weeks, Billy Jam, who did the last two weeks' shows from both New Jersey and California and will do next week's show from Colorado, travels to New York this week. Billy sets up the WFMU remote broadcast unit at LP (Local Project) indie arts space in Long Island City his guests will include curator Carolina Penafiel, aerosol artist DEMEROCK, NYC's Broke MC, LGBT emcee Safiel Vonay and more. Put the Needle on the Record with Billy Jam on WFMU, Friday August 29th 7pm.


Fade Kainer
Thursday, August 28th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
The voice and textural contributor in Batillus, member of Theologian, InSwarm, plays live with Jarboe and is a multi instrumentalist and audio engineer. We wonder how he will have time to actually make an appearance, but will be psyched to hear the music he has picked! He will be live and listeners will be able to ask him questions via our live playlist and comments board!


Arc Waves
Thursday, August 28th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Brooklyn purveyors of dreampop with a touch of twang, Arc Waves came to visit the WFMU studio shortly after being featured in a Huffington Post music column. Singer Elaine's vocals float above guitar-heavy songs that bounce from light to dark to chaos and back again.


Episode Six of Radio Harvester with Street Eaters, also Guest Host Reed of Distort Jersey City (fill-in for Infinite Distortion)
Wednesday, August 27th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, get your appetite ready for Radio Harvester #6 with NYC's top pizza punk, THE SLICE HARVESTER. This time, Colin sits down with the East Bay's legendary punk act STREET EATERS over a hot pie to talk about love, life, and finding yourself at an all ages DIY gig. It's 8pm eastern on INFINITE DISTORTION, with guest host REED DUNLEA - of the late, great DISTORT JERSEY CITY.


Three Hours of Videos on the Radio
Wednesday, August 27th, 9am - Noon
on
Ken's show (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Station Manager Ken will broadcast three hours of music videos that you can watch OR listen to on Wednesday August 27th from 9am to Noon. If you're at a computer or on a smartphone during the show, the three-hour video feed will appear on the WFMU homepage, on Ken's playlist page or on the WFMU Android and iPhone apps. The videos will NOT be archived, although the audio will.


Awkward Girls
Wednesday, August 27th, 3am - 6am
on
Redundancy Radio with DJ Disk Jockey
Jersey City based punk rock quartet, Awkward Girls make their WFMU debut with a LIVE 3am set! And then afterwards, they're going to hang out and eat pizza.


Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, August 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we've barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.


The Martinets
Tuesday, August 26th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Formed shortly before the turn of the century, and inspired by pre-punk artists such as the New York Dolls, Mott The Hoople, Stooges, Flamin’ Groovies and MC5, The Martinets have been bashing out rock and roll with a 1977 New Yawk City vibe for over a decade and a half. With Daniel Rey on guitar (producer/guitarist/songwriter for the Ramones, Joey Ramone, Ronnie Spector , The Dictators NYC, Masters Of Reality, etc), Dave Rick on bass (Bongwater, Yo La Tengo, King Missile, Phantom Tollbooth, Robert Pollard, etc), Roger Mudock on drums (King Missile, Ronnie Spector, Joey Ramone, Leslie West) and Eamonn Bowles (The Fabians) on vocal and guitar, The Martinets have just unleashed their fourth album “Rock and Roll Will Probably Never Die” on MuSick Recordings.


Black Sea Hotel
Monday, August 25th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Known as Brooklyn's practitioners of "Balkan Vocal Pyrotechnics," Black Sea Hotel creates an ethereal blend of tight, sublime women's harmonies in the ancient Eastern-European tradition. "The Forest is Shaking and Swaying" is the latest from these wonderful singers, who are equally at home on club stages as they are in large concert halls worldwide. Black Sea Hotel performs live on WFMU, in advance of a couple of local shows.


Spider Bags
Sunday, August 24th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K
The Spider Bags are the handiwork of Jersey expat and former D.C. Sniper Dan McGee. After relocating from the Garden State to North Carolina in the late 2000s, McGee traded in the smash-and-grab punk approach of the Snipers for a scruffier, sweatier, more roots-oriented take on the whole garage rock routine. The band’s new album, "Frozen Letter," its first for Merge, splits the difference between drunken no-chaser rave-ups and lengthier, more poignant trips to the seedier side of town. The Spider Bags bring their brand of hellfire to Burn it Down! with Nate K, Sunday morning, August 24.


Ace Frehley (Todd-o-phonic Todd fills in for Michael Shelley)
Saturday, August 23rd, 11am - 1pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
In the tradition of The Michael Shelley show, fill-in DJ Todd-O-Phonic Todd interviews the legendary Ace Frehley. What a meeting of the minds! Discussion will range from the early years of Kiss to Ace's brand new LP "Space Invader" on EOne Music.


Down South Jukin': Southern Rock Special
Thursday, August 21st, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
What do you get when you combine rock 'n' roll with Rebel Yell and a bunch of longhaired hippies from below the Mason-Dixon line? Why, you get that uniquely American musical form called Southern Rock. This special episode of Surface Noise is devoted to that golden decade (the 1970s) when the South really tried to do it again. They didn't, but along the way, a lot of guitars got twanged, a lot of whiskey got drunk, and a lot of Southern cities got namechecked. Tune in for some favorites as well as some obscurities as we plumb the depths of this oft-maligned subgenre of American racket: Three full hours of down South jukin'!


Sete Star Sept
Wednesday, August 20th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
Tokyo, Japan's SETE STAR SEPT are a two-piece force of nature, perpetually circling the globe with their jaw-dropping brand of grindcore, harsh noise, free jazz, noisecore, and improvisational brilliance. They stopped by Studio B to lay down a searing set that YOU, fair listener, can hear August 20th at 8pm on WFMU's INFINITE DISTORTION. Stick around to hear them reminisce about their strangest gigs and reflect on their inspirations!


Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Mountain Rain"
Wednesday, August 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. August 20th we'll air an episode entitled "Mountain Rain," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. In this episode, while Joe is mourning the death of his father, his mother dies during the funeral. On the road to the cemetery to bury both, the funeral cortege is beset with accidents in which a number of mourners are killed. Later in the program Joe attempts to lead a group of untrained climbers up Kashmir mountain K2, the world's 2nd tallest and the most dangerous. Things happen.


Mike IX Williams, Maeve Higgins, and Doug Gillard
Tuesday, August 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Special guests this week include Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod, Corrections House, Arson Anthem, etc.), comedian/writer Maeve Higgins, and musician Doug Gillard (Guided by Voices, Nada Surf, Bambi Kino, etc.).


Vicky and the Vengents
Tuesday, August 19th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Blasting out of Southern California with a love for all things dramatic and loud, Vicky and the Vengents throw girl-groups, guitars, grease and garage into the blender to come up with their own amazing sound!


Mr. Fine Wine's 20th Anniversary
Friday, August 15th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine
Mr. Fine Wine celebrates 20 years of Downtown Soulville! Since the summer of 1994, Mr. Fine Wine has played approximately 20,000 soul 45s on WFMU. Join us for a three-hour live-in-the-flesh soul-45 dance party and live broadcast on Fri Aug 15th at Monty Hall -- 43 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, free. The party runs 7-10pm, with a live broadcast from 8-9pm. RSVP here.


Put the Needle On The WFMU Bay Series Part 4: North Oakland
Friday, August 15th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the final installment in the four-part WFMU BAY SERIES Billy Jam will set up the WFMU remote broadcast unit in North Oakland at the Corner Market for a one-hour live special that will feature a rare old school Bay Area hip-hop 12 singles set, live freestyle rap by Bas-One, and a special scratch mix tribute to Robin Williams by DJ LazyBoy. Put The Needle On The Record - Friday August 15th at the Corner Market (Telegraph and 61st Streets in Oakland) - 4pm local Pacific time, free and open to the public.


Special guests Dave the Spazz and Fabio
Thursday, August 14th, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon
Clay Pigeon welcomes WFMU colleagues Dave the Spazz and Fabio on the show tonight.


DirtyFinger
Thursday, August 14th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
We re-roll the red carpet for a true rockstar in the NYC underground scene...DirtyFinger. When not bike jousting for the Black Label Bike Club, he's manning the decks of practically every essential Brooklyn loft party with a variety of styles to keep people bouncing.


EFD's Annual Disco-Dance Party!
Wednesday, August 13th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
It's the hottest night of the year, regardless of the temperature! Once again Evan "Funk" Davies will be spinning classic dance and disco jams of the mid-70s and early '80s, along with some lesser-known nuggets sure to get your feet moving. The beat will be turned around, your whistle will be blown, and your body will be shaken down to the ground on WFMU Wednesday night, August 13, between 9pm and midnight! Be there!


Civilized
Wednesday, August 13th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
Denver, Colorado, has spawned one of the most ferocious, raw, and fresh sounding hardcore bands in recent memory with CIVILIZED. They stopped by the WFMU studios on tour supporting their new "Dust And Blood" EP on Youth Attack records, and on Wednesday, August 13th, at 8pm, hear them rip Studio B a new one on Infinite Distortion with Bosh!


Peter Doolan: Monrakplengthai
Wednesday, August 13th, 7pm - 10pm
on Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Over half a decade of curating Monrakplengthai, Peter Doolan has established himself as one of the greatest international music bloggers on the planet. Back in the States after a lengthy sojourn to Bangkok where he worked cataloging Thai records for a public university library, Peter will join Gary to talk about Southeast Asian music and spin some of the most awesome luk thung, molam and other regional delights you’ve ever heard.


"Simpsons Time" Special
Wednesday, August 13th, Noon - 2pm
on
Nazario Scenario (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Amanda includes a scholarly discussion of one Simpsons episode on her show each week. This week, she invites three colleagues for a two-hour nerdout on favorite seasons; behind-the-scenes secrets; and much more. Join WFMU DJs Pat Byrne, Paul Bruno, Nate K, and Amanda Nazario for Nazario Scenario's WORST EPISODE EVER.


Sick Thoughts
Tuesday, August 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Drew Owen is a 17 year old from Baltimore who started a punk band in his bedroom when he was in 9th Grade, playing his first shows at the tail end of high school covered in the same crust not unlike what would be found on your Oblivians, Electric Eels, and early Leather Nun records. With a bunch of 7" and 12" singles under his belt, he's ready to hit the road when he graduates, warming up for this fall's Gonerfest with a stop by WFMU today.


Corey Feldman
Monday, August 11th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Actor and musician Corey Feldman joins Night People to discuss his phenomenal career in the movies, his new album, and his terrific memoir "Coreyography."


The Art of South Indian Violin, with Arun Ramamurthy
Saturday, August 9th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Arun Ramamurthy is a great young Carnatic - South Indian - classical violinist. He adds jazz to the mix with the Arun Ramamurthy Trio, whose CD Jazz Carnatica hits the streets in October. Arun joins us tonight as guest-DJ to explore Indian violin styles. We'll preview his trio's new CD too.


Grrrl Pwr Hr Special: Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls!
Saturday, August 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

This week on BTAwK, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls takes over Grrrl Pwr Hr! Tune in to rock out with some of the young, beastin', talented campers of WMRC summer session 2, featuring exclusive interviews with Annika and WMRC's Executive Director Karla Schickele!


P.F. Sloan
Saturday, August 9th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley welcomes songwriter/performer P.F. Sloan whose his hits including "Eve of Destruction" for Barry McGuire, "You Baby" for The Turtles, "A Must to Avoid" for Herman's Hermits and "Secret Agent Man" for Johnny Rivers and hundreds more. His new album "My Beethoven" has just been released.


Put the Needle On The WFMU Bay Series Part 3: Oakland
Friday, August 8th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Following stops over the past two weeks in the Bay Area towns of Alameda and San Bruno, for this week's installment in the four-part "WFMU BAY SERIES" Billy Jam will set up the WFMU remote broadcast unit in Oakland when his guests will include Daly City turntablist DJ Qbert and East Oakland author/activist JR Valrey. Additionally scheduled are both a special live turntable session featuring DJ Quest, DJ Marz, and Mista B, and a freestyle emcee session featuring D-Wiz and Dub Esquire - both recorded specifically for this show. Listeners in the bay can swing by Corner Market, 6050 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland (4pm local Pacific time) to watch it all go down.


Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Escape From Paradise"
Wednesday, August 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. August 6th we'll air an episode entitled "Escape From Paradise," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. In this episode, after Joe is arrested for smuggling illegal immigrants across the US-Mexican border, he's sent to an enlightened federal penitentiary which works to enrich, enable and nurture the spirits of convicts. But a rebellion breaks out over artistic direction which pits the prison ballet corps against the cross-dressing warden.


Dick Cavett, David Johansen, and more!
Tuesday, August 5th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight's show features appearances by Dick Cavett, David Johansen (both by phone), and Doug Quint, founder of Big Gay Ice Cream.


The "T" Stands For "Times Square"!
Tuesday, August 5th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. goes in search of just one Elmo (or SpongeBob or Batman) willing to speak about the proposal to license and regulate "costumed performers" in the "crossroads of the world"! Hear him speak with hawkers, French tourists, NYPD officers and even "The Jewish Joker".


Matteah Baim
Monday, August 4th, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

Matteah Baim is an accomplished visual artist as well as musician. She was half of the "soft metal" duo Metallic Falcons (with Sierra Casady of CocoRosie), and her third solo record, "Falling Theater," just came out. The music is a little like what you'd expect to hear a group of community volunteers humming while they clean up an old grand theater like the classic Loew's Jersey City.


Rich Fills In for Bethany
Monday, August 4th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Brad Love of Aviary
Monday, August 4th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Pianist, composer and singer Brad Love checks in with Night People to discuss his days as frontman of incredible '70s pomp-rockers, Aviary.


Quraishi - Master of the Afghan Lute
Saturday, August 2nd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Decades of war and cultural repression have taken a huge toll on Afghanistan's once thriving music scene. Many musicians have left the country. One of the best, Quraishi, lives right here in New York. Quraishi is a master of the traditional Afghan short-necked lute, the rubab. He has a great new CD out on the Evergreene label, Mountain Melodies. He's one of several outstanding artists from Persian and Turkic cultures performing at the annual CTMD Heritage Sunday free concert, this Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. And he'll join us tonight on WFMU!


Soul legend Bobby Patterson and Rod Argent of The Zombies
Saturday, August 2nd, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael Shelley chats with soul music ledged Bobby Patterson about his new album 'I Got More Soul!' and his August 10th show, outdoors at the Damrosch Park Bandshell in Manhattan AND Rod Argent of The Zombies, who chats about the band's 50 plus year history and their current tour, which brings them to Manhattan's B.B. King's on August 8th.


Put the Needle On The WFMU Bay Series Part 2: San Bruno @ Special Tech DJ
Friday, August 1st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Following a successful kick-off broadcast last Friday out of the East Bay island city of Alameda, the WFMU BAY SERIES continues this week when Billy Jam will travel across the Bay Bridge and south of San Francisco to the city of San Bruno. There at the DJ school/art gallery/event space Special Tech DJ will be part two in the four-part WFMU Bay Series where guests will include students from the DJ school as well as DJ Cue who founded Special Tech DJ along with such others as Mista B, and fellow Bullet Proof Space Traveler members DJ Marz and Eddie K. Open to the public. Bay Area WFMU listeners are invited to attend: 572 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno. Put The Needle On The Record. August 1st 7pm (4pm local Pacific time) on WFMU.


Marquise Stillwell
Wednesday, July 30th, Noon - 3pm
on Duane Train

Marquise Stillwell has executive Produced a documentary film entitled "Shield & Spear", directed by Peter Ringbom. The film focuses on the burgeoning South African art scene 20 years after the birth of democracy in the country. By focusing on the struggles of provocative artists such as Brett Murray, Punk rock band Blk Jcks and the massive South African House Music scene, the film is an examination of the rising tensions and triumphs of a post apartheid nation, and the daily struggles they have addressing issues such as LGBT rights, Interracial dating, Censorship and Conservative thinking in a country still in it's democratic infancy. Stillwell will be stopping by Duane's show ahead of its NYC premiere at Lincoln Center 8/5/14.


Bleak and Hell Mary
Wednesday, July 30th, Midnight - 3am
on
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
This time on My Castle of Quiet, two outstanding bands of blackened / punk / grind from our own tri-state area: BLEAK (Syracuse, NY) - Irresistible songs, in a heavy, dark-grind atmosphere. For fans of Cattle Decapitation and The Communion. With a new vocalist, and a split 7" soon to be released, these guys just get better and better. HELL MARY (NJ) With a great 7" and tape already under their belts, Hell Mary spin a unique brand of hardcore, incorporating melodic riffs with raw, anguished vocals. Their songs roll hard, and swing heavy, like No Class on a trip to some wretched, personal hell. Not to be missed!



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