Past Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: January 22nd at 12:01 PM

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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

The Weirdest Goddamn Christmas Show Ever
Monday, December 25th, 2017, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
December 25th is Christmas, of course, but if you think we’re going to spend three hours drinking eggnog and listening to Nat King Cole, think again. Sure, we’ll have the occasional Christmas tune (Sonny Boy Willamson? Really?), but we’ll also hear from James Brown, Jimmy Reed, Vic Chestnut, and Johnny Ace. Oh, and did we mention? Santa Claus himself will be dropping by! Gather the children around the hearth at 3 am for an early Christmas morning extravaganza the whole family will enjoy!


Cotton Candy
Sunday, December 24th, 2017, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
With apologies to Rod Stewart and his ilk, Teen-Beat Records principals (and wedded couple) Evelyn Hurley (Blast Off Country Style) and Mark Robinson (Unrest, Air Miami, among others) sing the real and true Great American Songbook. A typical Cotton Candy set list will likely consist of voice renditions ranging in duration from a few seconds to perhaps an entire minute — with said lineup likely comprising TV commercials, radio jingles, public-service announcements, station IDs, and all sorts of media flotsam and jetsam lovingly re-created exclusively by Mark and Evelyn's a cappella vocal stylings.


"¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?”: A War on Xmas Report
Saturday, December 23rd, 2017, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Join secular humanists, multiculturalists, the Cult of Reason, the Puritans, the Pilgrims, communists, the Illuminati, Krampus, Sol Invictus, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen (and of course Darwin) with a few nonsequiturs and whadda ya got? Why another exquisite corpse of course. Nine of WFMU’s crack team of investigative DJs report from the frontlines of the annual struggle of one Kris Kringle to maintain some dignity during an onslaught of vile reconfigurings of the meaning of this finest of shopping seasons. Can they make sense of what it’s all about? Can they make nonsense of what it’s all about?


Matt Warwick guests hosts for Wake and Bake
Friday, December 22nd, 2017, 6am - 9am
on
Wake with Clay Pigeon

Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 21st, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Celebrate the holidays with Spazzy Claus and his very special musical guests Sleigher!


Dave Witte - Drummer - Municipal Waste, Melt Banana, Discordance Axis & more!
Thursday, December 21st, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Ultimate drummer Dave Witte will be in the hot seat for Peer Pressure at 1pm on the 21st. Dave is originally from NJ and has been the engine in countless bands. He will have a killer playlist, hopefully talk about his new vegan food truck GO GO VEGAN GO, based in RIchmond and famous for their "Not So Pad Thai Fries"... tune in and chow down! Dave will be live!


DJ Turmix
Thursday, December 21st, 2017, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
DJ Turmix hails from Barcelona and has been in NYC since 2008. Turmix has done it all over his 22+ year career, playing at venues big and small around the world, hosting various radio shows, and was behind the legendary boogaloo concert a few years back at Lincoln Center. He's the official DJ for Fania Records, and his collection is beyond deep.


Limbs Bin
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Limbs Bin returns to WFMU to dish out that noise-core, power-electronics fix you've been waiting for (even if you didn't realize you were waiting for it). Blast anthemics for a new generation of ecstatic youth! Not to be missed for fans of power drills, jackhammers and screaming into a microphone.


Daniel Hart (A Ghost Story)
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Composer and violinist Daniel Hart discusses his latest Milan Records soundtrack release for director David Lowery's "A Ghost Story" which stars Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara and Will Oldham. Daniel has recorded and toured with St. Vincent, The Polyphonic Spree, Broken Social Scene, Other Lives, The Rosebuds and Swans, and with his band Dark Rooms. His film and television credits include Lowery's 2013 breakout film "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," Disney's "Pete Dragon," documentaries "Eating Animals" and "Uncertain," and "The Exorcist" and "Smilf" television series.


Videocast of Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band!
Monday, December 18th, 2017, 2pm - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock (on Video)

The Love-Birds plus a Videocast of Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band!
Monday, December 18th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The Love Birds. The latest and greatest pop export from San Francisco. Check out their 7-inch EP from this past summer on Empty Cellar, and look for the debut full-length album soon on Trouble In Mind Records.

Recorded and filmed live at WFMU's Monty Hall on Nov. 17, Chris Forsyth and band blast through the epic, transcendent sonic sprawl that made "Dreaming in the Non-Dream" one of 2017's best albums, channeling Television, Pere Ubu and Beefhart, among others. Relive this magical night in Jersey City, or be prepared to blown away for the first time!

Video stream for Chris Forsyth's set starts at 2 pm on the playlist page, the WFMU homepage and apps and on Ustream!


Iss Keef’s Birfday, Innit?
Monday, December 18th, 2017, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
Keith Richards has been legally dead since 1972, but the thanks to the marvel of robotics, his animated corpse has been kept “alive,” performing at concerts, churning out modified Chuck Berry riffs and mumbling various pre-recorded phrases to interviewers for the past 45 years. Nevertheless, December 18th marks his “74th” birthday, and in memoriam, we’ll devote an hour to celebrating some of Keef’s finer musical moments.


The Annual Winter Soul-stice, with Debbie D.
Sunday, December 17th, 2017, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
WFMU Rock ’n’ Soul Ichiban doyenne Debbie D. returns to the airwaves once again to take on the role of enabler in Gaylord Fields's over-two-decade-long tradition of celebrating both paganism and the manifold wonders of African-American vernacular music of the 1960s, inspired by a corny-ass pun.

This year's Winter Soul-stice celebration will have these two friends reunited — you can call them "Georgia Peaches and (Soon to Be Legal in) New Jersey Herb" — as they endeavor to air nothing but 45 rpm soul music platters. And, in keeping with this annual program's unofficial designation as a battleground in The War on Christmas, neither the "C-word" nor its "X-word" variant will be uttered by either Gaylord or Debbie or any recording artist during its two-hour duration. So if you love soul music, hate Santa Claus, or some strange combination of the two — we daresay this show may be just what you didn't know you needed!

As is also tradition, the WFMU studio reverb unit will be abused for your sporadic amusement.


Tsibele: Klezmer's Newest Hit Makers!
Saturday, December 16th, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

It's Hannukah with the Onions! Onions being the English translation of "Tsibele", a great new group on New York's Klezmer / Yiddish / East European roots scene. Tsibele has a fab debut album called It's Dark Outside - Indroysn iz Finster. They're running off to play at the Brooklyn Jews Hanukkah Party in Crown Heights later tonight (Saturday December 16). And they're part of the Yiddish New York Festival's emerging artists showcase at the Town and Village Synagogue in the East Village Monday night December 25th (a/k/a Christmas) - along with Goyfriend and Overnight Kugel. But first: Meet the Onions - Tsibele, that is - tonight on WFMU!


The Holidays: Love It or Hate It
Thursday, December 14th, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
on
Showy McShowface with Jim the Poet and Kelly Jones
Tune in for Showy McShowface with Jim the Poet and Kelly Jones to castrate or decorate...The Holidays: Love It or Hate It.


Fred Ones
Thursday, December 14th, 2017, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Fred Ones is a true NYC OG. DJ, producer, studio engineer and graffiti artist who has been active in the New York underground since 1997. He is the dj for the Internet radio show Guerrilla Grooves Radio which can be heard every Tuesday from 7-10pm, cutting up new and underground hip hop for the masses.


Joe Frank - In the Dark: "The Cruise" and "Just Hold Me"
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Dec. 13th we'll air two half-hour episodes from Joe's In the Dark series. In "The Cruise," Joe embarks on a luxury ship tour from South America to Antarctica. The voyage turns out to be hellish, as the ship endures bad weather, electrical outages, and sick passengers, while being piloted by a captain who is obsessed with an insatiable adulteress. The episode "Just Hold Me" features a series of vignettes about Joe's encounters with women who desire to be held: strangers, girlfriends, dive-bar pickups, and his mother. But these physical bonds are devoid of real connection, and Joe feels compelled to move on to the next one.


Human Adult Band
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

New Jersey's psychedelic noise rockers, Human Adult Band, make their WFMU debut on, "What Was Music?" For freaks of all types who dig that noisy psychedelic punk rock n' roll thing. Don't feel like an adult? or human? Its ok.. you'll still dig.


This Is The Kit
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Paris-based, British born Kate Stables guides This Is The Kit, a folky-trancelike outfit full of deceptively simple but deep themes and rhymes. Stables gathers a small ensemble of friends to populate This Is The Kit, having just released a fourth album, "Moonshine Freeze," on the Rough Trade label. As they finish up a North American tour, This Is The Kit play live for Irene's show.


The Carvels
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke
(on FM radio & Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
New York City rock 'n roll vets led by Lynne von Pang! The Carvels NYC, rolled up to the WFMU studios for a swingin' set. Heavily influenced by girl group sounds and the 70s NYC rock'n'roll, they are celebrating the release of their new EP! Tune in and hear a sneak peek!


Trad Attack! Turbo-Charged Estonian Roots
Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Can a bagpipe, folk-whistle and jaw-harp wielding band singing ancient village songs storm to the top of the charts? Well it happened in Estonia when Trad Attack! exploded onto the scene three years ago. Since then Trad Attack! has won 14 music awards with their dynamic roots-rocking sound, blending the traditional instruments with electric guitar and driving beats. The band toured the States recently in support of an excellent sophomore album, Kullakarva / Shimmer Gold. Hear Trad Attack!'s sizzling FMU session on this week's show!


Graham Gouldman
Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Brilliant English songwriter and musician Graham Gouldman joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss his hit songs like "For Your Love" (The Yardbirds), "Bus Stop" (The Hollies), "No Milk Today" (Herman's Hermits) and his recording career from The Whirlwinds to The Mockingbirds to 10cc and up to the present day. Check out Ace's new compilation Listen People: The Graham Gouldman Songbook 1964-2005 and Graham's new EP Play Nicely and Share.


Narvel Felts
Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Narvel Felts about his 50+ year career – which started in the 1950s with some classic Rockabilly singles and peaked in the early 70s starting with a top 10 cover of Dobie Gray's "Drift Away" – the first in a string of 20 singles Narvel placed on the Country Charts! AND Laura Cantrell drops by with her guitar to visit & play a few songs on her way to her N.J. gig at The Hopewell Theater!


Joe Keithley
Thursday, December 7th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Joe Keithley joins Diane for a chat at 1pm! DOA is a foundational punk band from Vancouver formed in 1978 and has over 20 LPs to date, and although they have had many lineups; are still going today, and just about to go in the studio. Joe lives by the phrase Talk -Minus -Action = 0. He recently ran for office in his native Burnaby, representing the Green Party. Joe will be live!


Bumpy Nuggets and Braulio Motus
Thursday, December 7th, 2017, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$¢ gears up for a late night session of house and techno with two seasoned DJs and producers, Bumpy Nuggets and Braulio Motus. Bumpy Nuggets has roots in Chicago before moving to NYC in 2001. He's the co-owner of Kolour Recordings and a resident at Cielo and various loft parties. Braulio Motus is a NYC based dance music DJ/producer, with releases on his own Handmade Recordings, Ibiza's White Island Recordings, Honeywax Records, HEAVY and most recently Kolour Recordings. $¢ kicks off the first hour.


An Interview with Dr. David Jacobs, alien abduction researcher
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
David Michael Jacobs is an American historian and recently retired Associate Professor of History at Temple University specializing in 20th century American history. Jacobs is particularly well known in the field of Ufology for his research and authoring of books on the subject of alleged alien abductions. Listen to his very dire theories on hybrids, and the take over of the human race. sorry, no more spoilers.


The Fox Sisters
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke
(on FM radio & Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Rochester's r&b frat-rockers The Fox Sisters kick it in the live room with a hot live set of their revved up roll 'n rock!


The Rebel plus Kazuki Tomokawa
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Inhabiting the strange zone somewhere in between William Burroughs, The Fall, George Jones and The Residents, The Rebel AKA Ben Wallers has existed as the solo (and more prolific) extension of London's beloved-slash-undernourished Country Teasers. Through countless recordings, Wallers' songs of whimsy and dripping societal observations and indictments have made for a solid catalogue of true English outsider greatness; in fact his 2008 visit to Brian's show with band in tow resulted in the great live LP "Northern Rocks Bear Weird Vegetable" on the Sacred Bones label. Wallers visits the program solo on the heels of a European tour with Austin pals Spray Paint, and his latest LP release "Poems With Water Triology" is out on Texan imprint Monofonus Press.

Up as well: Kazuki Tomokawa's radical music took its roots from Bob Dylan and the heyday of Japan's 1970's folk and theater movements; he began performing solo with acoustic guitar in 1985 and immediately staked his own sonic terrain with a fiery and passionate vocal delivery that has been depicted as "an exorcism." Through the years, his international profile has been raised thanks to the legendary PSF record label which has issued scores of releases, as well as a prominent appearance playing songs in director Takeshi Miike's film Izo. He continues to create music, poetry, paintings, and is a foremost commentator on bicycle races for Japanese television. His short (but completely intense) set in the WFMU studios was recorded during the week of his first ever performance in New York City at Greene Naftali in Chelsea, put on by Blank Forms.


Sex Clark 5 presents "Ghost Brigade," an Opera
Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook

It's about a girl who becomes a goddess. Raymond and Christabel are a young couple who have become frustrated with their workaday lives. They seek something beyond themselves, and get more than they bargained for.Their longing meets with magical mystical forces in the universe. They meet up with the Ghost Brigade. It turns out that Christabel is fated to break the curse of the Ghost Brigade. The only way she can break the curse (and defeat evil no less!) is to join them.


A special episode of Vocal Fry hosted by DJ Stashu
Monday, December 4th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on
Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah
DJ Stashu will be guest hosting a special episode of Vocal Fry!


Fascinations Grand Chorus
Monday, December 4th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

According to the Internet, Fascinations Grand Chorus' sound is an eclectic blend of bubblegum-y pop, synth and classic pop, tinted with bright vintage colors. Tune in and find out for yourself about this local treasure!


This Frank Zappo is a pretty raunchy guy
Monday, December 4th, 2017, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
Back in the 70s' I was on my way out to a Mothers concert when my Dad stopped me and said, "You know, I was talking to my secretary, and she tells me this...Frank Zappo...is a pretty raunchy guy." I said, "Oh, no, Dad, he's a brilliant musician--composer, great guitar player. I'm just going to hear some great music." On Monday's show, we'll remember the great Frank Zappa, who was a brilliant composer, a great guitar player, and yes--a pretty raunchy guy.


Sparrow Steeple
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

From the ashes of Philadelphia's legendary Strapping Fieldhands has risen Sparrow Steeple. Sparrow Steeple offers a fractured, eccentric take on psychedelic pop, rock, and folk. Yet, for as off-kilter and beguiling as the band can be, it's only a matter of finding one's aural sea legs before it becomes clear just how catchy the band's songs really are. On the heels of an excellent full-length on Richie Records in late 2016 and with a new EP on ever/never records due later this fall, Sparrow Steeple drops by Burn It Down with Nate K. for a live session. The band will also be playing the ever/never records holiday party in Brooklyn on Saturday, December 2.


Greek Judas: Psychedelic Sounds of the Greek Underworld
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The New York Music Daily has called them "New York's best new psychedelic band", and that's saying something. But there's more: Greek Judas doesn't just play regular old psychedelic rock (not that there's anything wrong with that). Greek Judas plugs in and amps up rebetika, the anguished music of 1920s and 30s urban Greek lowlife, and takes it to another dimension. The band is playing Brooklyn's underworldly Hank's Saloon Thursday December 14th and its debut album is coming out soon. But first, join us as Greek Judas makes its Garden State radio debut right here on WFMU!


Sal Maida
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Sal Maida returns to the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show to discuss his new book "Four Strings, Phony Proof and 300 45's" published by HoZac. Sub-titled "Adventures from Roxy Music, Sparks & Milk'n'Cookies", 3 bands that Sal played bass for. Find out why Noisey says, "Sal Maida is one of the coolest 70s Rock Stars you've never heard of."


Joe Frank's Drama "God Only Knows" is on Tonight
Thursday, November 30th, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
on
Joe Frank's show

Ed Stasium
Thursday, November 30th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Producer Ed Stasium joins Diane for a chat and will have a playlist to delve into. If we played just one song from every record he produced, the program would have to be many weeks long, so who knows what direction the music will take! Ed is known for producing and engineering many records by The Ramones, Talking Heads, Plasmatics, Dickies, Smithereens, Julian Cope and so many more. The grammy winner is known for his diplomacy in the studio and has been referred to as the Henry Kissinger of Rock N Roll! Ed will be live and will be on at 1pm. Listeners can post questions via the interactive Comments board for him!



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