Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Korean female folk-rock n’ pop from the 60s + 70s with guest curator Greg Satz
Friday, February 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Avid record collector Greg Satz swapped Western living for Seoul, South Korea, where he spends all his free time digging for Korean pop LPs. We’ll be playing a mix of Korean female folk-rock n’ pop from the 60s + 70s (and a dash of 80s!) that Greg Satz made exclusively for Sophisticated Boom Boom, and chatting with him about how he developed his Korean vinyl habit and why so many of the original records were destroyed under the political regime of the 70s.


Sven Libaek Pt. II (The Music)
Tuesday, February 20th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Sven Libaek joined Morricone Island last week to discuss his 60 plus-year storied career as a Norwegian-born child prodigy pianist and actor turned A&R Manager for CBS Records Australia turned film and television soundtrack composer turned prolific "easy listening" records arranger and producer. This week Devon will spin some of his favorite Libaek tunes.


Amy Rigby returns live!
Monday, February 19th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Amy Rigby has made a life out of writing and singing about life. She returns to WFMU to perform songs off her first solo album in 12 years, The Old Guys, which comes out Feb. 23.


Tropical Trash
Sunday, February 18th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Tropical Trash are the raw, nasty, yet (make no mistake) all-around swell punk-rock alter egos of former Burn It Down! guests State Champion. If the former band embody a mellow Saturday afternoon spent with a six pack, Tropical Trash represent the weirdness that happens when day devolves into night. Providing the perfect soundtrack for destroying a dear friend's living room.


Dingonek Street Band: NY's Newest Brass Powerhouse!
Saturday, February 17th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

A fabulous new brass band has burst onto the Big Apple scene: Dingonek Street Band! This talented and eclectic outfit, led by trumpeter Bobby Spellman, draws on African and East European music, jazz, NOLA second line traditions and lots more. What's a Dingonek you ask? Find out when Dingonek Street Band celebrates the release of their superb debut LP Primal Economics with a live set right here on WFMU!


Amy Rigby
Saturday, February 17th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Amy Rigby calls in to discuss:
1. Her brand new album "The Old Guys"
2. Her current tour which brings her to The El Cortez Safari Room, in Brooklyn, Saturday February 24th
3. Her live set on Joe Belock's Show Monday February 19th


Krystle Warren
Saturday, February 17th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Kansas City born Krystle Warren, schooled in 70s Soul and R&B, dug deep for an even earlier influence, gospel music, for her latest album “Three The Hard Way”, a record that distinguishes itself for asking more questions than it answers. In addition, Warren played all the instruments. The LP was also recorded to tape, giving it uncommon warmth. That, and Warren’s gorgeous singing hearken back to recordings of earlier times, while her lyrics put her firmly in the present. Although a solo performance, just her and guitar, this session gives ample evidence of the depth of her new album.


Dana Schechter of Insect Ark
Thursday, February 15th, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane welcomes Dana Schechter to the Peer Pressure arena! She is one half of Insect Ark, whose new record will be released later in the month, is also a member of GNAW. She will be live on the program, and wields a deadly playlist! For those of you not familiar with her work, she picks up where Godflesh left off and she has a resume a mile long of collaborations and bands she works with past/present. Dana is a talent to be reckoned with, please tune in!


DJ Herbert
Thursday, February 15th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
DJ Herbert comes down to grace WFMU with some classic joints and beyond. He founded the Freedom in 2003. A classic old school hip hop party, they're about to celebrate their 800th party at Irving Plaza, plus a monthly residency in Chicago. Legendary party. Get your dancing shoes ready for this veteran NYC DJ.


Otis Fodder (The Bran Flakes/365 Days Project)
Wednesday, February 14th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Otis Fodder (of the Bran Flakes and curator of the 365 Days Project) visits Irwin's show this Valentine's Day for a 3-hour musical voyage of screaming tropical birds, power-packed action hitters, long-distance love dedications, drugged-out hippie masterpieces, prog chants for dragon-fighting queens, your grand-folks singing pop songs, and a cross-section of the animal kingdom. The Bran Flakes recently released their 8th album, titled HELP ME. They will not be performing in your town anytime soon.


Sven Libaek (Inner Space)
Tuesday, February 13th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Sven Libaek joins Morricone Island for a rare interview. The composer of "Inner Space," the legendary 1974 Australian soundtrack to the William Shatner-narrated underwater documentary TV series (re-used by Wes Anderson in "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"), and its space exotica companion "Solar Flares," the 1974 Peer International UK library recording, Libaek has released over 30 albums and influenced Australian's 1960s music scene as the Music Director and A&R Manager for CBS Records Australia. His film and TV credits include 1965 nature series "Nature Walkabout," 1968 surf film "To Ride A White Horse," 1970's censored "The Set," 1971 comedy "Nickel Queen" and 1972 detective series "Boney." Libaek hosted his own ABC-TV show "All About Music" and from 1977 to 1994 worked in L.A. orchestrating popular songs for "easy listening" radio as well as composing for Hanna-Barbera and orchestrating Maurice Jarre's "The Year of Living Dangerously." Votary Records has reissued many of these long out of print recordings on vinyl.


Dr. Demento and John Cafiero of Osaka Popstar talk about the latest compilation Covered In Punk
Monday, February 12th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu
DJ Stashu gets Demented this week on Dance with Me, Stanley. Welcoming Dr. Demento and John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar) to the program for a live telephone interview to discuss their latest madcap collaborative efforts on Covered In Punk, a compilation of cover songs associated with the Dr. Demento show. Select tracks will be played. And then, a Polka party!


Wally De Backer Explores Jean-Jacques Perrey and the Sounds of the Ondioline
Sunday, February 11th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
Musical polymath Wally De Backer visits Gaylord Fields's program on Sunday, Feb. 11, around 9 pm, to present the Ondioline music of electronic music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey. De Backer, better known as Grammy-winning pop artist Gotye, formed the Ondioline Orchestra in 2016, dedicated to preserving and extending the legacy of French inventor Georges Jenny’s remarkable electronic keyboard. De Backer will lead the Ondioline Orchestra on February 13 to mark the opening of Roulette's Mixology Festival 2018: Circuit Breakers, offering a celebration of Perrey and the Ondioline.


Frank Allen of The Searchers
Saturday, February 10th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Frank Allen of The Searchers back to program to talk about the new reissue of the band's late 70's/early 80's work for the Sire Records label which saw the 60's hit-makers sounding more contemporary & selecting covers from some unexpected sources.


John Schnall’s Midnight Matinee: Crazy Stupid Guv
Saturday, February 10th, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Midnight Matinee presents a rom-com about everyone's favorite New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: Crazy, Stupid Guv. Watch as he misappropriates money, closes a bridge for spite, cancels a popular transit project, and maybe, just maybe, wins your heart. On WFMU, streaming on your internet, and then archived for future generations.


Nadine
Friday, February 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

Sheila B. fell hard for Minneapolis-New York trio Nadine’s brand of jazzy n’ playful lo-fi pop and has been regularly spinning the group’s singles “Ultra Pink,” “Not My Kinda Movie” and “Pews” on Sophisticated Boom Boom. Lead singer Nadia Hulett boasts a warm, cheerful voice and has a knack for writing snappy yet thoughtful lyrics addressing disconnection, confidence, and the shedding of old skin. Nadine will be celebrating the release of their debut album, Oh My on Father / Daughter Records with a live set and Q&A.


David Goodwin
Thursday, February 8th, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
David Goodwin, author of Left Bank of the Hudson Jersey City and the artists of 111 1st street visits This is the Modern World with Trouble on February 8 to talk about his new book. Goodwin will discuss the legendary 111 art studio community, sacrificed in a landlord's bid to take advantage of the expanding NJ gold coast. Goodwin's tale is a story that will sound familiar to artists in many US cities, while simultaneously revealing the home spun attitudes of New Jersey politics, and how their age old eccentricities are suffocating NJ today.


Heather Christian (Lemon)
Tuesday, February 6th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Heather Christian joins Devon in the studio to discuss her first feature length film score released on Node Records for director Janicza Bravo's "Lemon," starring Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Jon Daly, Martin Starr, Rhea Perlman and Megan Mullally. A longtime collaborator with Bravo, Heather is an Obie Award winning composer/performer and recent Sundance Fellow. Her short film scores include "Gregory Go Boom" which took a 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. Heather also fronts Heather Christian & the Arbornauts.


Mark E. Smith memorial
Tuesday, February 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Brian revisits more of his cache of stellar live recordings of The Fall in honor of the passing of Mark Edward Smith. Three hours of material mostly unaired back on the program's dual April 2015 specials, including an exhumed interview Mark did on WFMU back in 1981. This time there will be no special guests from past Fall lineups, just a solid block of live soundboard and radio recordings of the band.


Scott Sugiuchi of Hidden Volume Records
Monday, February 5th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Scott, bass player extraordinaire for such rockin' garage combos as the Hate Bombs, the Stents and now the Hall Monitors, checks in to give us the latest lowdown on his Hidden Volume label and the festival he's putting on in Orlando, Florida, Field Trip South 2018, Feb. 16-17, two days of garage rock, psych, surf and trash rock for your ears and eyes featuring the most insane (or mildly agitated) acts around. We'll also be premiering exclusive tracks from The Bell Towers and the Improbables that will be on a special flexidisc given away at the festival!


Klezmer Fiddle Luminary Alicia Svigals with pianist Uli Geissendoerfer
Saturday, February 3rd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Alicia Svigals, co-founder of the Klezmatics, is one of the best klezmer fiddlers in the world. Alicia has had a lively and varied post-Klezmatics career - but her new album, Beregovski Suite, is her first in two decades. On the album, Alicia and pianist Ulli Geissendoerfer re-imagine songs Moshe Beregovski collected in Ukrainian-Jewish shtetls on the eve of World War II. Alicia and Uli have a big record release show Sunday night (February 4th) at 7 at Joe's Pub - and they stop by to chat and perform a few pieces from the album tonight on WFMU.


The Whips and Dave Aguilar
Saturday, February 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Whips return to the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show to celebrate the release of their debut album, City Wide Special with a live performance. Don't miss such hits as "Hot Tone", "Rock'n'Roll Dance" and "Kissin' In The Bathroom". These guys are the hottest Philly export since Jerry Blavat. Catch them live later that evening at The Brooklyn Bazaar with Des Demonas and The Othermen.

Plus...Dave Aguilar, lead vocalist of the legendary San Jose garage band The Chocolate Watch Band talks to Todd-O-Phonic Todd about the Sunset Strip Riots, Mike Curb, how they chose their songs and much more. Many people discovered The Watch Band through the inclusion of "Let's Talk About Girls" on Lenny Kaye's original Nuggets collection and their stature has grown ever since. The group's new 45 will be receiving it's world premier on this show.


Nicole Atkins
Friday, February 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

New Jersey-native, Nashville-resident Nicole Atkins bids farewell to her wild days of drinking and drugging on her fourth and latest album, Goodnight Rhonda Lee, a raw, impassioned country-soul record so beautifully helmed by her staggering vocal chops. Nicole will be stopping by Sophisticated Boom Boom to play a few choice cuts off Goodnight Rhonda Lee, and to chat with Sheila B. about weathering life’s upheavals, her solution to writer’s block, and the concert that changed her life.


Hasil Adkins Night
Thursday, February 1st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
On February 10th, 2018, one man band legend Hasil Adkins will be posthumously inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. In advance of this esteemed honor, Norton Records co-founder Miriam Linna will drop by the show with rare tracks, wild tales and several cases of commodity meat to commemorate this auspicious event.


Les Sans Culottes
Wednesday, January 31st, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Given EFD's love of adopting broadly exaggerated French accents it's no surprise that he's welcoming Les Sans Culottes back to his show for a très spectaculaire live set! Hailing from the little-known 21st Arrondissement, oddly located in Brooklyn, this bête à sept têtes will bring you a frisson of je ne sais quoi with their self-described blend of The Kinks meets Serge Gainsbourg meets The Shirelles meets The New York Dolls. The band is preparing to release their ninth record, She is Tossed by the Waves But Does Not Sink (a translation of Paris's Latin motto) in March, and they joue en live (that means play live, you franco-dummy) on February 16 at Bar Chord in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Be sure tune in to WFMU at 9pm Wednesday night, January 31, for this très spécial soirée!


Peter Nashel (I, Tonya)
Tuesday, January 30th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Peter Nashel joins Morricone Island in the studio to discuss his latest film soundtrack release for director Craig Gillespie's "I, Tonya," the bio-pic on complicated ice-skating champ Tonya Harding starring Margot Robbie, Allison Janney and Bobby Cannavale. Peter has scored for film, television and documentaries over the past 20+ years with credits including "Bee Season," "Freakonomics," Alex Gibney's "Client 9," Eugene Jarecki's "The Trials of Henry Kissinger," Sundance's "Iconoclasts" and 90's animated MTV series "The Head."


Gabriel Weinberg, founder and CEO, Duck Duck Go
Monday, January 29th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
This evening on Techtonic, Mark Hurst interviews Gabriel Weinberg, founder and CEO of Duck Duck Go, which is a search engine that DOESN'T TRACK YOU. Unlike Google and Facebook, which sell your private data, Duck Duck Go abides by a strict privacy policy. In his Techtonic interview, Gabriel describes how Duck Duck Go is thriving by treating its users with basic decency.


Pink Slip Daddy/Mike Sacks and Mark Rozzo
Monday, January 29th, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Pink Slip Daddy make an ultra-rare New York appearance and stop by WFMU on the way. The legendary Philly supergroup - Mick Cancer, Palmyra Delran, Sal Mineo's Only Son (aka Ben Vaughn) and Barb Dwyer - are an even more deranged version of the Cramps' sleazy aesthetic and sound, combing the best (or is it worst?) elements of The Gun Club, A-Bones and Fabian into something that has to be heard to be believed!

Plus... Get your CB ears on! An all-star cast led by Jon Hamm takes to the highway in Stinker Lets Loose, an immersive audiobook adventure by best-selling author Mike Sacks. Based on the supposed novelization of a forgotten 1970s cult trucker movie, Stinker pack a comedic punch with Rhea Seehornm Paul F. Tompkins and Andy Richter joining Hamm. Mark Rozzo, from such great bands as Maplewood and Bambi Kino, produced the soundtrack featuring the original songs of C.J. McKnight.Keep on truckin'!


Mauro Durante of Italian Roots Revival Band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Saturday, January 27th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Mauro Durante of Southern Italy's innovative roots-revival band Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino sends us an audio postcard from Salento! The topic: The band's new album, Canzoniere - which means songbook. While you'll hear many traditional instruments and rhythms on the new disc, there's very little traditional repertoire. Instead Mauro collaborated with an array of pop songwriters to compose new songs, marrying the band's distinctive contemporary roots-inspired style with the Western Pop song. Mauro tells us all about it - plus, he dons his guest DJ cap to spin a special set of music by other Italian roots-inspired bands.


Ben Vaughn and Tie Reds
Saturday, January 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Ben Vaughn sits in with Todd-O-Phonic Todd to blast some tunes and discuss his storied career. Ben came to attention in the mid-80's with the great Ben Vaughn Combo. He went on to a solo career and also produced such artists as Charlie Feathers and Arthur Alexander, and also collaborated on an album with Alex Chilton and Alan Vega. Ben has also composed for many films and TV shows including "3rd Rock From The Sun" and "That 70s Show". Most importantly, Ben is responsible for introducing the host of this program to the wizardry of Jerry Blavat.

Plus... The Tie Reds perform their overheated brand of rock'n'roll live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. The Tie Reds 2003 release, "Holy Crap It's The Tie Reds" was issued on vinyl on 2017. They are reuniting for a rare show later that night at Union Pool with Some Action and The Little Killers, an event not to be missed!


Delbert McClinton
Saturday, January 27th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Delbert McClinton to talk about his early years backing touring blues acts in the mob run bars around Fort Worth, Texas and cutting a series of 45s that are unique for their combination of Country, Blues and heavy doses of Beatles’ influence.


Special Put the Needle on the Record Ustream Video Special
Friday, January 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Thanks to Ruth in the video booth, this week’s “Put The Needle On The Record” will be another video simulcast version, featuring various videos and in studio interview and freestyle from returning Harlem hip-hop duo MANKIND’s Skiryl & Illumin@te. On freestyle guitar will be WFMU’s own Marcel M, and visiting from the UK WFMU listener Berd will stop by to say hi to Gio.


Live Ravioli Cookin'
Thursday, January 25th, 3am - 6am
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Join Olivia as she does a special broadcast from the kitchen of WFMU. The form will be 100% cooking show, "infected" with every sort of electromagnetic intervention!


Mean Mister Mustard
Thursday, January 25th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Mean Mister Mustard graces us with a mix of library funk and soul sounds. Hailing from LA, Adam aka MMM is a longtime resident of the Funky Sole party hosted by Miles from Breakestra, and has a deep collection of groovy sides.


JOE FRANK MEMORIAL BROADCAST
Wednesday, January 24th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
On Monday January 15th, legendary radio storyteller Joe Frank passed away at age 79. His radio dramas have aired on WFMU sporadically since the mid-1980s, and continue to air biweekly on Irwin's Wednesday afternoon program. On Weds. Jan. 24, Irwin will devote his entire three-hour show to Joe Frank. We'll hear dozens of memorable segments spanning 35 years of Joe's creative legacy, as well as an interview Irwin conducted with Joe at KCRW in January 1991.


Barbez
Tuesday, January 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

On their latest project, "For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War," the Chamber-Rock ensemble Barbez cover vintage Anti-Fascist anthems. Barbez liberally incorporates avant-rock, contemporary classical, cumbia and flamenco styles to refresh anthems like “L’Internationale” (The International) and “Viva la Quince Brigada” (Long Live the Fifteenth Brigade). Bandleader Dan Kaufman is also a journalist. who has written extensively on the Spanish Civil War for The New York Times, The Nation, and The New York Observer. Over the course of that reporting he got to know many veterans of the Lincoln Brigade, inspired by their story enough to come up with this musical tribute. Barbez plays some of these anthems live on WFMU.


Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird
Tuesday, January 23rd, 4pm - 7pm
on Continental Subway with David Dichelle
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Berlin-based Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird will be bringing their radical mix of "alienation klezmer" and "Yiddish punk cabaret" to Leipzig and Continental Subway. Originally from Detroit, Kahn has been a part of the Berlin and international klezmer scene as a songwriter, translator, and performer for over a decade, combining his own politically charged compositions with re-imaginings and transformations of well-known pieces in Yiddish, English, German, and Russian.


Jimmy Sturr
Monday, January 22nd, 8pm - 9pm
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu
DJ Stashu causes quite a Sturr this Monday on Dance with Me, Stanley when she welcomes the one and only polka king Jimmy Sturr to the program for an interview. The 18-time Grammy winner talks what it was like growing up Irish in a Polka town and why he chose music as a career.


Barry Tashian (of The Remains)
Saturday, January 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Barry Tashian (of The Remains). Barry Tashian, the front man of Boston's legendary sixties garage combo The Remains joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss the release The Remains new album, Live 1969 (Sundazed). Find out all about what took place on this incendiary night at The Boston Tea Party. The Remains were doing reunions before reunions were cool!


How can we help with your gig problems?
Thursday, January 18th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Gig Talk with Matt M and Kevin S.
Tonight at 6pm you can call and share your 'gig problems' i.e. live concert issues/anxieties etc. with veteran touring musicians Matt Mottel and Kevin Shea. They can't do this without you and your stories. I have given to them what will be their catch phrase, "How Can We Help"


Phil Minton along with collaborator, cellist/vocalist Audrey Chen
Thursday, January 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
This Thursday legendary performer/vocalist Phil Minton along with collaborator, cellist/vocalist Audrey Chen will be playing live on WFMU on Strength Through Failure with Fabio. Tune in for a live performance and chat.


Michael Bruce
Thursday, January 18th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Guitarist and songwriter for the original Alice Cooper Group, MICHAEL BRUCE will be Diane's guest at 1pm! His last WFMU appearance was nearly 20 years ago, and since then - he and the other surviving Alice Cooper Group band members have reunited, recorded and toured with Alice AND they have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in that space! There is a lot of catching up for Diane and Michael to do, tune in!


Joe Bataan and Jonathan Goldman
Thursday, January 18th, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
We're having a heat wave! Joe Bataan and Jonathan Goldman are returning to This is the Modern World to talk about Joe's new guest vocal track on Spanglish Fly's 'New York Rules'. Jonathan Goldman will let us in on the band's upcoming release 'Ay Que Boogaloo' while DJ Pat Longo spins the rare Boogaloo and Latin 7"s. Tune in to the hot sounds of Boogaloo and forget about winter's grasp.


Mighty Redeemer
Thursday, January 18th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
"When all works that have from cradle run to grave, redeemer's from grave to cradle run instead. Jah live." That's Mighty Redeemer's bio. who knows what that means, but homeslice does have really sick rekkids. tune in!


Party Hearty, Françoise Hardy
Wednesday, January 17th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
France’s greatest living pop artist turns 74 today! For the first two hours we’ll celebrate with collaborations, cover versions, deconstructions, deep cuts, hits, homages, mashups, samples, and translations spanning the singer-songwriter’s 50+ year career. The final hour will be devoted solely to tracks penned and performed by Hardy herself, from her 1962 debut to her final album of the seventies, Musique Saoule (1978).


Open Kimono
Tuesday, January 16th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

On his last musical project, "Bad Reputation," Pierre de Gaillande focused on presenting the gorgeously subversive music of French anarchist poet Georges Brassens to a broader audience. Now, de Gaillande has been focusing more on his own catchy chamber-art-pop music with former bandmates from Melomane and The Snow, dubbing the new ensemble Open Kimono. Pierre has also been keeping busy composing music for film, TV and dance. Open Kimono has a new album available on Bandcamp, and plays live on WFMU.


Jonathan Taplin, author, "Move Fast and Break Things"
Monday, January 15th, 6pm - 7pm
on Techtonic with Mark Hurst

Facebook and Google are "undermining democracy," says Jon Taplin in his new book "Move Fast and Break Things." On Techtonic this Monday, Mark Hurst interviews Jon Taplin and discusses what we can do - as individuals and as a society - to protect our culture, and democracy, from Big Tech monopolies.


O Wicked 2017, Thou Wert a Most Cruel Bitch/Bastard God(ess), Weren’t Thee (Thou?)
Monday, January 15th, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
Chuck Berry, Larry Coryell, Gregg Allman, Glen Campbell, Muhal Richard Abrams, Roswell Rudd, James Cotton, Geri Allen—these are just a few of the musical giants we lost in 2017. We’ll pay tribute to as many of them as we can in three hours.


IBJ Kill the Holidays Party with live video stream
Sunday, January 14th, Noon - 3pm
on
The Glen Jones Radio Programme (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)

Live from Golden Fest - Brooklyn's Spectacular Balkan Bacchanal
Saturday, January 13th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

It's our tenth annual live broadcast from Brooklyn's legendary Balkan and East European music and dance blowout! Golden Fest is a massive two night gathering of musicians, folk dance enthusiasts and fans held at the spectacular Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn's South Slope. The festival kicks off with a multi-band dance party on Friday night January 12th. Then for the big event on Saturday night January 13th, some sixty bands will perform on five stages from 6 pm until the wee hours. We'll bring you Saturday night's early action live from the Grand Ballroom, center stage of this fabulous Balkan-inspired bacchanal.


The Louis Armstrong House Museum's Ricky Riccardi
Saturday, January 13th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Director of Research Collections of The Louis Armstrong House Museum to discuss the Corona, Queens landmark, to which Armstrong moved in 1943. The house remains virtually untouched from the day Armstrong died there in 1971.


Tribute to 1960s French Yé-Yé Girl, France Gall
Friday, January 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
At the center of France’s home-grown 1960s rock n’ roll scene—affectionately known as Yé-Yé—was France Gall, a Parisian teenager with a voice that overflowed with joy and affection. Her records, written mainly by her father Robert Gall and French provocateur, Serge Gainsbourg, were shouty yet tender pop confections with cool jazzy basslines and big-band brass, striking just the right balance between adult and child-like. Although it’s her 60s recordings that are the most highly sought after, France continued recording well into the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Two years ago she was diagnosed with cancer, and on January 7th, France Gall passed away at age 70. Sheila B. will be paying tribute to the beloved French pop star, with an array of hits and misses, covers, and interviews with those whose lives she touched deeply.


Gig Talk with Matt Motell and Kevin Shea
Thursday, January 11th, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Listener Hour
Tonight at 6pm you can call and share your 'gig problems' i.e. live concert issues/anxieties etc. with veteran touring musicians Matt Mottel and Kevin Shea. They can't do this without you and your stories. I have given to them what will be their catch phrase, "How Can We Help"


Martin Bisi
Thursday, January 11th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Recorder extraordinaire and creator of a revolutionary destination for the recording of experimental music, hip-hop, noise, rock and everything in between, in his own BC Studio, comes on for a Peer Pressure segment! Martin has produced YOUR favorite records!!


DJ Prestige
Thursday, January 11th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange

In the Dark: "Problems" and "A Natural Disaster"
Wednesday, January 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Jan. 10th we'll air two half-hour episodes from Joe's In the Dark series. In "Problems," Joe laments his flawed father and eulogizes his idealized mother. In the second episode, "A Natural Disaster," Joe recites a list of historic earthquakes and their death tolls. A man, trapped in his house following an earthquake, calmly phones for help and describes the wonders of making love in the rubble. Joe seeks vengeance on nature by stabbing the earth with a knife and imprisoning air in a balloon and passing it through a filthy vacuum cleaner.


Brian Reitzell
Tuesday, January 9th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Brian Reitzell discusses his recent soundtrack release for Starz TV series "American Gods" released on vinyl by Milan Records which features collaborations with Debbie Harry, Shirley Manson and Mark Lanegan. Brian drummed for Redd Kross and Air and has worked extensively with Sofia Coppola as composer and/or music supervisor on "The Virgin Suicides," "Lost In Translation," "Marie Antionette" and "The Bling Ring." He also composed for Mike Mills' "Thumbsucker" and "Beginners," Marc Forster's "Stranger Than Fiction," and the "Friday Night Lights" and "Hannibal" TV series. Brian's 2014 solo album "Auto Music" was comprised of conceptual and textural experiments created in preparation for scoring projects.


Lola Pistola
Monday, January 8th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Brooklyn-based Lola Pistola sounds is gritty and “falls somewhere between alt-grunge and noise pop.” Her full-length solo debut album Curfew, came out last September on Burger Records, following the AJ Dávila produced “Tú Pensabas” in 2015 and last year's Everyday/Routine EP comes after years of touring with AJ.


Super Smash Hits of 2017!!!
Monday, January 8th, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
OK, some of these albums weren’t very popular at all. Some sold in the hundreds. But they were Super Smash Hits to ME, OK?! So we’ll feature some of my favorite recordings of 2017 this week.


Everything and More: A Debsey Wykes Retrospective
Sunday, January 7th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
The entirety of this two-hour show will be devoted to the thoughts and songs of one of Gaylord Fields's favorite musical artists, Ms. Deborah "Debsey" Wykes. This unique program will look back at the career of the London-born, Cambridge-raised singer, songwriter, and bassist — best known as a creator of the breathtakingly perfect postpunk pop of the all-female '80s trio Dolly Mixture. The show's musical selections will span four decades and bands that also include Captain Sensible, Coming Up Roses, Saint Etienne (with whom Debsey records and tours), and the resplendent adult pop of Birdie, her most recent group with musical and life partner Paul Kelly (ex–East Village). Interspersed among the shimmering songcraft will be a chat recently conducted with Debsey in London that will explore her life in music in her own words and memories. To quote a Dolly Mixture title, being able to produce this special program is a "dream come true."


WFMU Holiday Party with Boatloads of DJ sets!
Saturday, January 6th, 9pm - 3am
on The WFMU Holiday Party!


Drunken Foreigner Band
Saturday, January 6th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Drunken Foreigner Band plays cathartic psych-rock workouts inspired by music of northeast Thailand and Laos. The band, featuring members of Sunwatchers, Invisible Circle and other edgy Brooklyn outfits, celebrates the release of debut full-length LP White Guy Disease on Electric Cowbell Records with two live shows: They'll be at Secret Project Robot in Bushwick on Friday night January 12th. And they're one of eight great globally-inspired bands playing the Secret Planet showcase at Drom in the East Village on Saturday night January 13th. But first, the Drunken Foreigner Band makes its Garden State radio debut on our airwaves this week!


Andy Scott of The Sweet
Saturday, January 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Andy Scott of The Sweet talks to Todd-O-Phonic Todd in celebration of the release of the 9 cd box set, Sensational Sweet-Chapter One: The Wild Bunch. Over the course of the years represented in this anthology, 1971-1978 The Sweet went from neither writing their material or playing on their records to becoming a full-fledged band. As lead guitarist, Andy played a pivotal role in the band's sound. Hear the story behind such fantastic hits as "Ballroom Blitz", "Fox On The Run", "Little Willy" and many more and find out just how wild the heyday of glam was.


Ronnie Hawkins
Saturday, January 6th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Ronnie Hawkins (aka "Mr. Dynamo," "Sir Ronnie," "Rompin' Ronnie," or "The Hawk") about his 60 years making great Rock And Roll!


Hinky Dinky Time 2nd Annual All Listener Request Program
Friday, January 5th, 9am - Noon
on
Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Please join Uncle Michael for Hinky Dinky Time on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio for the second annual, all listener requests program. You be the DJ! You pick the song! Uncle Michael will be selecting from your requests. Make your requests here! (requests made on or after January 4th take priority).


Special guests: Alex Hacke and Danielle De Picciotto
Thursday, January 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Fabio Starts the new year with two of his favorite guests coming in to the studio to celebrate 2018: Alex Hacke and Danielle De Picciotto. Alex and Danielle are finishing their US tour with their visit to wfmu and will chat and play music from their recent album(s) as well as Alex's special feature: "LIES"!


babyblu
Thursday, January 4th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
babyblu is a very active DJ that has been DJing in NYC for over 20 years. A pioneer of the mash-up style, he still does all mixes live with records. Think the vein of Ted Shred, etc. an impeccable mixer. expect a mish mash of sounds.


Mary Brett Lorson with Eszter Balint
Tuesday, January 2nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Irene Trudel's show
Mary Brett Lorson with Eszter Balint - Best known for her role as lead singer of groups like Madder Rose and Saint Low, Mary Brett Lorson struck out on her own long ago, continuing to write many heartfelt songs incorporating everything stylistically from indie rock to the American Songbook.. Lorson has extended her writing skills into writing original scores for HBO and web series, as well as screenplays. With at least 10 albums of music in the rear-view, Mary also teaches English and has found time release her eleventh album, "Themes from Whatever." Lorson is joined by Eszter Balint, who is a frequent collaborator and has many albums to her credit as well. Balint is currently working on a multimedia stage show. Mary Brett Lorson and Eszter Balint visit Irene at WFMU for a live performance and chat.


Brian McOmber
Tuesday, January 2nd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Composer and drummer Brian McOmber discusses his latest soundtrack for director Trey Edward Shultz's psychological horror film "It Comes At Night" released on vinyl by Milan Records. Brian might be best known as the drummer for Dirty Projectors but he shifted to scoring for films, documentaries and shorts in 2013, including Shultz's 2015 debut film "Krisha" and Dustin Guy Defa's "Person To Person."


Matt Warwick guests hosts for Wake and Bake
Monday, January 1st, 6am - 9am
on
Wake with Clay Pigeon

Count It Down! with Nate K: A Burn It Down! Best of 2017 Special
Sunday, December 31st, 2017, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Last year was terrible, this year, 2017, has been even worse. So let's kick it to the curb in style and let the countdown to better days commence! Pre-game it with Nate K. as he looks back at his favorite LPs, singles, and reissues of the past 365 days. Who will snag that number one spot? Tune in and find out on New Year's Eve morning, December 31, 2017.


Paul Bearer (Sheer Terror, Joe Coffee)
Thursday, December 28th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Punk godfather Paul Bearer joins the Fun Machine for the full 3 hours on the 28th! Diane will sneakily make Paul talk about and play -his own music: Sheer Terror, Joe Coffee and other projects, and Paul is going to be helming the wheels of steel for a rock and punk party that will make you want to end 2017 right there. Smiles will abound!


Joe Frank - "Fire and Ice"
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. We'll present the episode "Fire and Ice," from Joe's The Other Side series. Debi and her boyfriend Malcolm draw the admiration of strangers in their beautiful designer bubble. Larry goes DWI and bumps a police car; later, he mulls his impulse to stop at liquor stores to fill a void in his life. Larry and Joe discuss trauma and long-term therapy. And after a painful break up, Kristine tells Joe why she needs to sneak into her ex-boyfriend’s apartment when he's not home.


People Like Us fills in for Ken
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017, 9am - Noon
on
Do or DIY with People Like Us
Gwilly Edmondez will be joining Vicki to sing some selections from the LP box set Now That’s What I Call Music. Ergo Phizmiz PLC will also be popping in to sing a handful of songs.


Matt Warwick guests hosts for Wake and Bake
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017, 6am - 9am
on
Wake with Clay Pigeon

Best In Soundtrack 2017
Tuesday, December 26th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
DJ Devon E. Levins spins some highlights from his favorite soundtrack releases of 2017.


Joe Belock guest hosts for Wake and Bake
Tuesday, December 26th, 2017, 6am - 9am
on
Wake with Clay Pigeon

2nd Annual Star Wars Holiday Special with Dez
Monday, December 25th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
on
The ShoutHouse with James Fernandez
What are you doing Christmas night? Do ya like Star Wars? Dave Hill will be off sleighing it with his usual aplomb but Dez will be taking the wheel and celebrating A Galaxy Far, Far, Away. The phone lines will be open and Dez wants to talk Star Wars with you. Vintage audio clips, and Star Wars inspired jams are locked and loaded already, all he needs now are your calls. You're Dez's only hope.


A Special Holiday Episode of Techtonic
Monday, December 25th, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Tune in for a Special Holiday Episode of Techtonic this Monday at 6pm. Mark will be playing tech-inspired holiday songs from the Free Music Archive. He'll also give his video game picks for the season. To cap it all off, Mark will read a short story written, in part, by a neural network. Tune in to Techtonic for some tech-infused holiday cheer.


Todd-a-Phonic Todd guest hosts for Wake and Bake
Monday, December 25th, 2017, 6am - 9am
on
Wake with Clay Pigeon


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