Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Video Simulcast: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll Revival - at WFMU's Monty Hall!
Saturday, May 2nd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

WFMU had the honor of hosting an extraordinary concert earlier this week - a celebration of Cambodia's Golden Age of rock and roll, from the mid-60s until the Khmer Rouge literally wiped it out in 1975. An acclaimed new film, Don't Think I've Forgotten (now playing at IFC Center in the West Village and screening around the country this spring and summer) documents this musical era for the first time. And director John Pirozzi assembled a remarkable cast of musicians to perform together and help bring the film to life: Members of Cambodia's first guitar band, Baksey Cham Krong, and 70s hard-rockers Drakkar Band; and singers including Sinn Sethakol (singing songs of his iconic grandfather Sinn Sisamouth) and Dengue Fever's Chhom Nimol. Tune in or go to wfmu.org for the video simulcast at 7 pm Garden State time Saturday night, and you can share this amazing and inspiring experience!


Todd-O-Phonic Todd's Show Of Shows live from The WFMU Record Fair: Bambi Kino, The Baseball Project, Miriam, and more!
Saturday, May 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Join Todd-O-Phonic Todd live from The Brooklyn Expo Center as he presents an all-star spectacular. Live performances from Bambi Kino and The Baseball Project plus appearances from celebrities such as Norton Recording Star Miriam, AP Mike, Ira Kaplan, Joe Belock and most likely many more! Thrills galore!


William Wegman talks about dogs and painting
Saturday, May 2nd, 3am - 6am
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with DJ Stashu
On this episode the multi-media artist known for his photos of Weimaraners has some things to say about painting, photography, and what it's like to dress up dogs. Then shortly after, there will be a dance party. Maybe with dog barks.


Put The Needle On The Leonard Cohen Record
Friday, May 1st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Conspiracy Of Beards - the unique 30 member male acapella choir from San Francisco who do interpretations of Leonard Cohen's music - will return to WFMU to join Billy Jam for a very special live in-studio performance on "Put The Needle On The Record" broadcast live from the WFMU Record Fair at the Brooklyn Expo Center on WFMU, Friday, May 1st at 7pm 2015.


Pramrod Sexena live from the WFMU Record Fair
Friday, May 1st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Audio sadism for early entry shoppers! The evil spawn of Mr. Dorgon and Jamie Saft, Pramrod Sexena will play live on Miniature Minotaurs, unleashing a thorough beat-down not seen since the heyday of Rowdy Roddy Piper. Crushing turntable diatribes will go up against 8-string fretless bass guitar and Gemini FlashFormers in evil distortion chambers straight from the dungeons of the underworld.


Thollem McDonas
Thursday, April 30th, 6am - 9am
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
The improvising road dog/pianist Thollem McDonas stops by WFMU on his way to another airport for a solo session. Having played well over 1000 gigs in the last decade, and heard recently on recordings with Brian Chase, Michael Snow, Lukas Lugeti, Sara Lund (from Unwound), William Parker and Nels Cline, you can expect a player with some ideas. For this session Thollem will be manipulating a modified chopped-in-half Yamaha PF-10 keyboard from 1980. Whatever happens it is guaranteed to exist in the eternal now.


Squarepusher
Thursday, April 30th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Tom Jenkinson aka Squarepusher graces the WFMU studios with a rare live session. A virtuoso bass player and beat maker, Squarepusher has made a name for himself making uncompromising avant electronic music influenced by amen break jungle and heavy jazz fusion ala 70s Miles. With over 15 LPs and other EPs, Squarepusher shows no signs of stopping.


Chris O'Leary, author of "Rebel Rebel"
Wednesday, April 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

In 2009 Chris O'Leary started a blog discussing every David Bowie song, in chronological order. The first post was about Bowie's first single: "Liza Jane," by Davie Jones and the King Bees, which was released in June of 1964. That's also the starting point for Rebel Rebel, O'Leary's new book that is essentially a full-length revision of the blog entries covering the period from that 1964 debut through the release of Station To Station. In addition to singles and album tracks the book includes live performances, session outtakes and unreleased demos -- who recorded them, who played on and produced them, and when they were played live or broadcast on TV or radio. O'Leary will join Evan "Funk" Davies in the WFMU studios on Wednesday April 29 to listen to and discuss some of the more obscure songs discussed in the book - and maybe a few of the songs we all know and love as well. This show will be a must for David Bowie fans; tune in to WFMU at 9pm on Wednesday, April 29!


An Hour of Ellington
Wednesday, April 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
In celebration of the 116th birthday of Edward Kennedy Ellington, Irwin will play 60 minutes of his recordings on Weds. April 29. Every decade from the 1920s to the 1970s will be covered, but not sequentially. It'll be a free-form mix, highlighting the astonishing stylistic diversity of one of America's greatest composers. Tune in at 4:00pm (Eastern) for an hour of pure musical joy.


Henry Maldonado (Son of Sound, House 2 House, Urban Culture) & Recloose (Rush Hour/ Planet E)
Wednesday, April 29th, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane Train
Wow! A double shot of Deep House goodness on Wednsday. First we welcome the talented Queens-Bred NYC DJ/Producer Henry Maldonado, who is a man of many aliases. His early '90s releases on the classic Strictly Rhythm label are some of the most treasured, yet underrated releases on that prolific label. Tracks like "Hypnotize Me" Straddled the line between deep house and rave/techno and are still major staples in the sets of such luminaries as Derrick May, Moby and Tony Humphries. His new self-titled forthcoming album is under the Son of Sound moniker and it's a great fusion of Patrick Adams Disco and funky deep NYC House that is dripping with soul!

Swinging back to Detroit. Matt Chicoine aka Recloose was at the forefront of the Detroit electronic Renaissaince of the late '90s early oughts. Alongside luminaries such as Dwele, J dilla, Carl Craig and Slum Village. Chicoine carved out his own unique brand of high-tech 4/4 soul that incorporated bits and pieces of all of his contemporaries, but with a more prevalent Techno edge.


Vorde
Wednesday, April 29th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Vorde are quite simply one of the best US black metal bands working today. Now based in Brooklyn, originating from California, mere words will unquestionably fall short of describing their assertive, eerie, sonic envelopment. Their self-titled, debut album (Psychic Violence / Fallen Empire) feels like a walk through a haunted house—your footing is immediately lost, spectres run at you from all sides, and you're blinded by smoke and chaos. Prolonged, murky synth figures slowly give way to chattering blast beats, call-to-violence riffs and gurgling vocals (ala "De Mysteriis..." era Mayhem.) Baroque melodies ride atop a wave of restless spirits. Some bands in the genre are adept at immediately crafting a unique, personal sonic environment, "welcome to our world of horror," so to speak, and with this record, Vorde have done so in spades. Whether or not they will bring their haze of purplish light and smoke to WFMU remains to be seen, but you'll feel it, hear it, just by listening.


Shulcoth!
Tuesday, April 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

As the debris from another year is cast aside, it signals the time for Shulcoth! --the mythic celebration of Citizen Kafka's life. Richie "Shulky" Shulberg passed in 2009 but lives afloat radio waves and MySpace rebroadcasts. The dearly departed one was responsible for some rather questionable but entertaining comedy on WBAI, was a fiddler in the equally questionable but entertaining Wretched Refuse String Band and a vast collector of obscure pieces of what one of the faithful calls "Shulbergalia." The usual cast of co-conspirators helps pay tribute to Citizen Kafka on Irene's show.


The Fall: Second half of 2-Week special with Marc Riley and Brix Start Smith
Tuesday, April 28th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Second part of a two week special: today's entire three hours is dedicated to the exhuming of some stellar live tapes in Brian's collection from The Fall, mainly soundboard and FM broadcasts from mostly of the '78 to '96 era. As a bonus, three of the band's biggest instrumental anchors of that period, ex-guitarist Marc Riley (1978-83, and now a well-beloved BBC Radio6 DJ), post-Riley guitarist Brix Smith Start (1983-89) and ex-bassist Stephen Hanley (1979-98) speak to WFMU on life inside of and outside of the band; in fact Hanley has recently released a memoir called The Big Midweek. Last week's show featured Hanley and a live set from Spectre Folk performing Fall covers at WFMU, this week we have some chats with Marc Riley (guitarist 1979-83, now a BBC6 Radio DJ) and Brix Smith Start (former Mrs. Mark E. Smith and the band's guitarist from 1983-89 and 1995-6). Mark E. Smith's current lineup of The Fall releases an album, his 31st, on May 25th called Sub-Lingual Tablet.


John Early PLUS Danny Fingers and the Thumbs
Monday, April 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave welcomes comedian John Early and musical guest Danny Fingers and the Thumbs live in-studio.


Mueran Humanos
Monday, April 27th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show
This boy/girl duo from Argentina via Berlin manages to combine a dark synthwave heart with muy rockismo fuzz-bass and an effortless pop sensibility. Their return to WFMU for a visit to Scott's show promises to be very noiry, and very sexy.


Steve Holtje of ESP-Disk
Sunday, April 26th, 9pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On World of Echo with Dave Mandl this Sunday (April 26, from 9 p.m. to midnight): Dave’s guest live in the studio will be Steve Holtje, who runs the ESP-Disk record label. ESP was at the forefront of the Greenwich Village avant-garde and hippie scene of the ’60s, releasing records by Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, Timothy Leary, and the Fugs (among many others) in just its first few years, and is still releasing crucial jazz recordings today. Steve will be playing old and new ESP releases, including some rarities, and talking about the life of ESP’s legendary founder and visionary Bernard Stollman, who died just this week.


Christian Finnegan, Brett Davis, Eliza Hurwitz, and music from Overlake!
Saturday, April 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove it All Night with Pat Byrne
Pat kicks off his sixth live variety show from Monty Hall with a stand up comedy from Christian Finnegan, Eliza Hurwitz and the return of Brett Davis! Also making their Monty Hall debut that night will be local music hero's, Overlake. And starting and ending the night will be a DJ set from Primitive Sound System! You can watch live video of the show over at WFMU.org from 9:30 - 11:30. When the video feed goes live, it will appear on the WFMU phone apps, the WFMU homepage and Pat's playlist page.


Marc Weiner talks about Puppets
Saturday, April 25th, 3am - 6am
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with DJ Stashu
Marc Weiner is a puppeteer known for his variety puppet show/game show called "Weinerville" that aired on Nickelodeon from 1993-1997. And if you don't know what the Weinerizer is... tune in and find out! There will also be plenty of dancing as per usual.


Cheetah Chrome
Thursday, April 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
At 1pm, Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Rocket From the Tombs) will be calling in from the road. He is playing on Saturday April 25th at NY's Bowery Electric along with the Fleshtones, and recently released his record, SOLO on Nashville's Plowboy Record label. Listeners will be able to ask him questions via the playlist, as he will be LIVE.


Jon Langford PLUS Joe Frank - "Sleep"
Wednesday, April 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Noted painter and comic strip artist Jon Langford will be Irwin's guest on Weds. April 22 at 3pm. Langford, a UK native who has lived in Chicago since the early 1990s, has been lauded for his iconic portraits of country music legends and diabolic figures, which have graced galleries, album covers, books, and beer bottles. Those in the art world might not be aware that Langford has a musical side. He was a founding member of the Mekons, and has performed and recorded with the Waco Brothers, the Sadies, the Three Johns, the Old 97s, Sally Timms, Alejandro Escovedo, Rosie Flores, the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, and the Beatles. Langford will bring along his paint brush and his electric guitar, one of which will be used on the WFMU airwaves. On May 21, WFMU will screen the documentary, The Revenge of the Mekons in our Monty Hall performance space.

One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "Sleep," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. April 22nd. A child dressed for bed attends an adult party where he witnesses a murder. Joe confesses past sins and appeals to God for leniency. A man calls an escort service and describes his ideal woman, but is deeply disappointed with the escort who arrives, who is ugly, overweight and shallow. Still, he falls in love with her.


Mark Lerner (1948-2015) Memorial Show (BLT fills in for Duane)
Wednesday, April 22nd, Noon - 3pm
on
Radio BLT
Mark Lerner was an American folk enthusiast, railroad man, WFMU listener and supporter. Mark's cousin and WFMU fill-in DJ Daniel Arlein (DJ BLT) talks about his life through words and song. Join on as BLT curates a set of music from Mark's comprehensive folk record collection. Expect to hear everything from Bluegrass to Ragtime, The Blues, train whistles, American Primitivism and more!


Tribeca Film Festival Edition: Laura Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
Tuesday, April 21st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Composers Laura Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum will join host Devon E. Levins in the studio this Tuesday, April 21st, while in town for the premier of "CODE: Debugging The Gender Gap" at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. CODE is the the latest documentary directed and produced by Robin Hauser Reynolds which exposes the dearth of female and minority computer software engineers and explores the reasons for the gender gap and digital divide. The film marks the two composers' most recent documentary co-composition, the last being Regarding Susan Sontag which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Lara and Nora are both students of late electronic music pioneer Milton Babbitt and have well over 100 combined film, documentary and television credits to their names, including Stephen Spielberg's miniseries Taken, The Tournament, Carrie (2002), Man in the Chair and Stockholm, Pennsylvania.


No Stairway / No Teen Spirit / No Singing
Tuesday, April 21st, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
On a very guitar-centric Aerial View, musician Noah Wall - joins former Guitar Center employee Chris T. to discuss what's been described as "The absolutely worst concept album of all time.": Live At Guitar Center, which features "secret" recordings of dozens of Guitar Center customers noodling away. Let's shred!


The Fall: 2-Week special with Stephen Hanley, Brix Smith Start, and Marc Riley, plus Spectre Folk covers the Fall live in studio
Tuesday, April 21st, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

First Part of a two week special: today's entire three hours is dedicated to the exhuming of some stellar live tapes in Brian's collection from The Fall, mainly soundboard and FM broadcasts from mostly of the '78 to '96 era. As a bonus, three of the band's biggest instrumental anchors of that period, ex-guitarist Marc Riley (1978-83, and now a well-beloved BBC Radio6 DJ), post-Riley guitarist Brix Smith Start (1983-89) and ex-bassist Stephen Hanley (1979-98) speak to WFMU on life inside of and outside of the band; in fact Hanley has recently released a memoir called The Big Midweek. This week's show features Hanley, and as a double bonus, we get a live set in the WFMU studio of Fall covers courtesy of Spectre Folk (featuring members of Magik Markers, Sonic Youth, Pavement, Nation of Ulysses and Tall Firs). Next week, more live recordings and extended chats with Riley and Brix. Mark E. Smith's current lineup of The Fall releases an album, his 31st, on May 25th called Sub-Lingual Tablet.


Ed Lucas
Monday, April 20th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
This Monday, April 20, The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today™ welcome Emmy-winning broadcaster, sports columnist, and Jersey City native Ed Lucas to WFMU to discuss his new book, "Seeing Home." The first release from the Jeter Publishing imprint, "Seeing Home" tells Ed's incredible, inspiring story of overcoming his blindness to become a beloved baseball broadcaster. Joining Mr. Lucas in the studio will be his son and co-author, Christopher Lucas. We hope you'll join us, too.


The Achtungs
Sunday, April 19th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K
Graduates of the young, loud, and snotty school of punk rock, Finnish trio the Achtungs harken back to the genre's KBD/'77-'82 golden era.The band brought its buzz saw guitars and hooked-filled bad vibes to the U.S. for a month-long tour and stopped by Burn It Down! for a live set. Good times were had by all.


Cambodian Rock with John Pirozzi & Nate Hun (Gary Sullivan fills in for Rob W.)
Saturday, April 18th, 6pm - 9pm
on Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan

In advance of the New York opening of Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll at Film Forum and the DTIF Tour 2015 concert at Monty Hall, DJ Gary will be joined by film director John Pirozzi and Khmer vinyl collector Nate Hun to talk about the history of Cambodian rock 'n' roll – a vibrant and rich movement cut short by the genocide following the Khmer Rouge takeover in 1975 – and to spin tracks from the upcoming, fully re-mastered soundtrack being released by Dust-to-Digital later this month. (Gary is filling in for Rob Weisberg.)


Live performance from The Cactus Blossoms
Saturday, April 18th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

After having his mind blow seeing The Cactus Blossoms (Brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum) open for a recent Nick Lowe show Michael is please to welcome the duo to the show with their hypnotic harmonies and fantastic original songs.


Dr. Demento speaks
Saturday, April 18th, 3am - 6am
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with DJ Stashu
On this episode Dr. Demento reminds us to stay de-mented. Listen in as he sings about shaving cream, talks about the tape stashes, and more! Don't know what this is about? Then tune in! There will also be plenty of dancing as per usual.


Blevin Blectum
Friday, April 17th, Noon - 3pm
on Bryce's show

Blevin Blectum alights in Jersey City to mesmerize some electrons live on the air, scattering silvery slivers of sound directly into the radio flue. From here, she's off to France, Germany, and Poland for a string of shows, including a multichannel blowout for kids, with video artist Ryan Junell.


Miracle Nutrition's March 20th Monty Hall Program (with video stream)
Thursday, April 16th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Miracle Nutrition with Hearty White (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Hearty White's Miracle Nutrition presents Hearty's March 20th live performance at Monty Hall, broadcast in audio as well as glorious HD video. In this thrilling episode, Hearty tells the tale of The Archbishop and the Chambermaid, a guided time-travel tour through the lives of scientists and poets of the 1790s and how they both mattered a lot and not at all. Video will air on the WFMU homepage, Hearty's playlist page and the WFMU apps.


NY Hardcore Spotlight
Thursday, April 16th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Special guest hosts Ralphie G (The Mob NYC) and Josh Waste (Urban Waste) will be picking the tunes, paying homage to old and new NY Hardcore bands and celebrating their upcoming performance at BOWERY ELECTRIC. The Mob and Urban Waste will be opening for Agnostic Front for their record release party, Friday April 24th. The show is already sold out, so check out the host of bands that laid the foundation, and others that still play today during this program! Ralph and Josh start spinning at 1pm.


Protomartyr
Wednesday, April 15th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
The one and only Protomartyr of Detroit, Michigan, sing us songs of isolation, drink, and hardship with their eerily tight, total spectral control of what anthropologists of the future will call "rock music." An absolute delight, this excellent group is playing new songs off their yet untitled and yet unscheduled next record- alongside a favorite from their first LP. A smoker of a set. Not to be missed.


"Marathon Pledger's Request Hour" on Morricone Island
Tuesday, April 14th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Thanks to all who pledged for Morricone Island during WFMU's successful 2015 marathon. As promised, host Devon E. Levins will be playing the soundtracks his pledgers designated as their favorite for this week's "Marathon Pledger's Request Hour." From Yojimbo and Aguirre to Free Willy and Dick Tracy, somehow Devon's gonna make it all work out (despite some teetering on the verge of getting him yanked from the station). Can the listeners curate a better soundtrack to their Tuesday night than the host? You be the judge as it is, after all, your show this week!


Director Scott Crawford PLUS Radical Dads
Monday, April 13th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave welcomes Scott Crawford, director of "Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)," plus musical guest Radical Dads.


Connections
Sunday, April 12th, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K

Flying the flag high and proud for the Buckeye Sate's rock underground, Columbus ensemble Connections--which features members of Times New Viking, El Jesus De Magico, and 84 Nash--play smart, catchy lo-fi guitar rock that nods to and builds on the classic Ohio sound (if such a thing exists). "Indie" in the classic sense of the word, Connections wobbly melodies and sly hooks are punctuated by guitar heroics worthy of J Mascis and Neil Young. The band stops by Burn It Down! for a live session on Sunday, April 12.


Charlie Hankin and Mary Houlihan
Saturday, April 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove it All Night with Pat Byrne
Cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, and one half of sketch duo Good Cop Great Cop, Charlie Hankin drops by to discuss all this plus season two of his Comedy Central webseries, New Timers. Also on the program is Mary Houlihan, curator and producer of the Comedy Cassette Tape series, Cartoon Moonsoon, MEAT Videos and so much more! It's going to be a fun good time and who knows, they might even order a pizza! You gotta listen, Carl.


Far-Flung Roots Reimagined: Schizophonia's Revved-Up Cantorial Music from Brooklyn + Tal National's Super-Charged Polyrhythms from Niger
Saturday, April 11th, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
First - Niger's superstar juggernaut Tal National returns to our airwaves with a studio session and interview. We catch them in the early stages of an extended tour of North America. The band is on the road to support their most rhythmically adventurous recording yet, the scintillating Zoy Zoy (FatCat Records). We'll hear their show-stopping super-charged adaptation of a Hausa spirit possession ritual plus lots of earth-shaking originals.
Then, a very different adaptation of ritual music: Guitarist Yoshie Fruchter, who established himself as one of New York's leading Judeo-mashers with his instrumental band Pitom, introduces us to his new project, Schizophonia: Super-energized electric arrangements of songs learned from Ashkenazi Jewish cantorial recordings of the early 20th century. (The regional record release show for the Schizophonia album (Blue Thread Music) is at Temple University's Feinstein Center in Philadelphia on Thursday May 7th.) We'll contrast-and-compare, listening to the original recordings followed by Schizophonia's amped-up adaptations.


Denny Tedesco, director of "The Wrecking Crew"
Saturday, April 11th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Denny Tedesco, director of "The Wrecking Crew" - a documentary almost twenty years in the making that chronicles the studio musicians that gave birth to the West Coast Sound of the 1960's - a small group who worked mostly behind-the-scenes racking up hits with an incredibly diverse list of artists like The Monkees, The Byrds, The Association, The Mamas & The Papas, The Beach Boys, Gary Lewis, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Elvis, Phil Spector and tons more.


7th Annual All Covers Show
Friday, April 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Miniature Minotaurs observes its 7th Annual All Covers Show with another round of reconsidered and potentially ill-conceived renditions or popular favorites and forgotten folklore.


Joe Frank - "Night Pt. 2"
Wednesday, April 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "Night Part 2," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. April 8th. Floods, fires, and crime rage through a California canyon. Kevin, a pool cleaner and short order cook, finds solace at The Circus of Love, where he meets Donna, an ex-stripper with a colorful past. Turner, a former pilot in Vietnam, serves prison time for selling drugs before he moves into the wilderness.


Clark
Wednesday, April 8th, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane Train
The Duane Train is happy to welcome the acclaimed leftfield electronic dance artist Chris Clark to the program on Wednesday. Since 2001, Clark has been putting out genre-defying music that touches upon the classic IDM touches of Aphex Twin. to the progressive boom-bap stylings of Dilla and classic Detroit Techno melodies. We're more that excited to welcome Clark to the WFMU studios, for a special live set. Don't miss!


Noise Bliss-Out #3
Wednesday, April 8th, Midnight - 3am
on
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
> As promised during the marathon.... My Castle of Quiet presents a full three hours of the sweet, cranial crunch and mystic envelopment of noise. It's been over five years since the program has done so. A barrow-full of sounds, both new and old, most often relegated to My Castle of Quiet's final hour of weekly broadcasting (so naturally, the "dam" of great selections has been under considerable strain.) Grab your inebriant of choice, or none at all (as the music will more than likely do that for you), and tune in, starting @ midnight ET.


I Think Like Midnight
Tuesday, April 7th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Relinquishing his role as Benevolent Dictator of The Trolleyvox (a great Philly power-pop band), Andrew Chalfen has diverted his energy into an instrumental form for I Think Like Midnight. There are still plenty of guitars in the mix but lots of electronics intertwine. And the band even includes Dead Milkmen drummer Dean "Clean" Sabatino. I Think Like Midnight plays live on Irene's show.


Disasterpeace (It Follows composer)
Tuesday, April 7th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Disasterpeace aka Rich Vreeland joins host Devon E. Levins on Morricone Island for an in depth discussion and listen to his first film score, It Follows. Staten Island-born/Berkeley-based Vreeland is an electronic musician perhaps best known, until now, for a series of video game soundtracks. The "make you jump right out of your seat" throwback to the 80's horror film, written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, was officially released last month as was the creepy synth-laden, pulsating soundtrack. The limited vinyl edition comes out on April 7th.


Aerial View Auto Show
Tuesday, April 7th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
It's the first-ever Aerial View Auto Show! The New York Auto Show is in town and Chris T. wants to talk wheels! Do you own a car? Which make and model? What's your best and worst car ever? Who's you mechanic? Most importantly, what's the greatest car song of all time? Hit the gas and give a call!


Phil Sutton, guest DJ
Tuesday, April 7th, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Trouble welcomes Phil Sutton of Brooklyn's Pale Lights (formerly of Comet Gain and Kicker). Phil will sail across the Hudson carrying precious cargo of British indie records. In preparation for the NYC premiere of the Sarah Records documentary "My Secret World" at WFMU's Monty Hall, Phil will share his fave british indie-pop hits and talk about the scene that shaped a generation of music lovers. On April 18 Pale Lights will play at Monty Hall along with Ghost Gum and The New Lines as part of To Create Something Beautiful: in the spirit of Sarah Records.


David Krumholtz / Adrian Perry
Monday, April 6th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave's guests for tonight are actor David Krumholtz and musician Adrian Perry from Dead Boots.


Turbo Fruits
Monday, April 6th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Nashville garage-rockers return to WFMU with a hot new turbo-charged platter, No Control, due out April 20. Catch 'em live April 9 at Baby's All Right and April 10 at The Saint in Asbury Park.


Jesse Malin
Sunday, April 5th, Noon - 3pm
on
The Glen Jones Radio Programme
Jesse Malin will be performing live in studio this Sunday April 5th on The Glen Jones Radio Programme featuring X. Ray Burns. Tune in live from noon to 3PM ET.


La Inédita: Chichamuffin from Peru
Saturday, April 4th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Lima, Peru’s energized young outfit La Inédita has been barnstorming its way from SXSW to New York playing an irresistible “chichamuffin” mix of Peruvian guitar-driven cumbia, dancehall reggae toasting and more. The band is doing a bevy of area gigs including Thursday at Bowery Electric, Friday at the Swamp in Williamsburg and Sunday at Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. And they make their US radio debut right here on WFMU this Saturday!


Gerry Roslie of The Sonics
Saturday, April 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd is honored to host one of the greatest shouters in rock'n'roll history, none other than Gerry Roslie of The Sonics. In recent years The Sonics place in rock'n'roll and popular culture has only been elevated. The Sonics will be performing at Irving Plaza on April 8th and The Stone Pony on April 9th to support their new album, "This Is The Sonics," on Revox Records.


Rev. Bill Alberts, PHD
Saturday, April 4th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Rev. Bill Alberts, PHD about his unusual 1968 Date Records single "Teenage Son's Open Letter To His Father"/"Hey God" - the A-side of which is told from the point of view of a young man in jail for burning his draft card, and the B-side of which is an open letter to God, urging God to get "with it" and "care for all his children."


Put The Needle On The Two Guest DJs and One MC: Mista B and DJ ALF with Azeem
Friday, April 3rd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Living up to its name "Put The Needle On The Record" will feature a very special live freeform turntablist session when show regular DJ ALF will drive up from Maryland, and DJ Mista B will fly in from California to put needles on records and create beautiful skratch magic. Joining them will be NJ born emcee and regular show guest Azeem. All will join Billy Jam on Put The Needle On The Record, Friday April 3rd at 7pm.


Orrin Keepnews Tribute
Tuesday, March 31st, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

On Irene Trudel's show at 9pm tonight, Peter Keepnews will be celebrating his father, Jazz Producer Orrin Keepnews, who passed just over a month ago. Expect more than a few deep jazz cuts and a number of stories to go with 'em.


Lloyd Kaufman (The Music of Troma)
Tuesday, March 31st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Troma co-founder, director, producer, screenwriter and occasional actor Lloyd Kaufman joins Morricone Island host Devon E. Levins in the studio to discuss the Music of Troma, the studio which brought you the likes of The Toxic Avenger I-IV, Surf Nazis Must Die, Class of Nuke 'Em High I-III, Tromeo & Juliet and Poultrygeist. Mr. Kaufman's storied film career embraces the spirit of independence beginning at Yale (as a classmate of Oliver Stone and George Bush) and then working alongside John Avildsen at Cannon Films prior to forming Troma Entertainment in 1974 with Michael Herz while continuing to moonlight wearing various hats on the productions of Rocky, Saturday Night Fever and The Final Countdown (the latter of which put the nail in the coffin of his dealings with major studios).


Dom La Nena
Tuesday, March 31st, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
On Tuesday March 31 , 9-noon, Brazilian-born cellist, singer and songwriter Dom La Nena will return to WFMU. Dom studied classical cello in Paris and Buenos Aires before taking up her first pop gig playing with Jane Birkin. That two year stint produced her desire to write and record her own pop gems. Her first release ELA was a gorgeous mix of influences from Brazil, Paris, Argentina, classical music, and pop. Dom la Nena's second release SOYO is released this month. Singing in Portugese, Spanish, French and English, recorded in Mexico City, Paris and Lisbon this new record continues her modern take on making gorgeous music. While visiting This is the Modern World, Dom La Nena's long wandering melodies, interwoven with solo cello will be sure to entrance.


Johnny Aries
Monday, March 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes Johnny Aries from the Drums.


James & the Ultrasounds
Monday, March 30th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The four-piece lo-fi rock and roll band is the brainchild of Memphis native James Godwin, who cut his teeth playing bass in the touring ensembles of Jack Oblivian and John Paul Keith. Their heady 70's twanged rock'n'roll -with a just a touch of Johnny Thunders ramalama- turned heads and now they're back with their first full-lngth LP, "Bad To Be Here."


Kate Pierson of the B-52's
Monday, March 30th, Midnight - 3am
on
Therese's show
Bona fide icon Kate Pierson stopped by to chat with Therese about her career with the B-52s, her burgeoning motel empire and her debut solo album, "Guitars and Microphones." With bonus fish sounds!!


Mark Rogers and Mary Byrne
Sunday, March 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
Dave's guests live in the studio will be the Brooklyn-based acoustic duo of Mark Rogers and Mary Byrne. Help Mark and Mary usher in spring with their haunting, gorgeous folk tunes before they head to the UK for an appearance at the Gate to Southwell Folk Festival (with Chris Wood, Clannad, Billy Bragg, among others). That's Sunday, March 29, from 9 p.m. to midnight.


David Rees, Maeve Higgins, live music from EZTV, and special surprise guests!
Saturday, March 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove it All Night with Pat Byrne
Pat kicks off his fifth live variety show from Monty Hall with a visit from David Rees- star of Nat Geo's "Going Deep with David Rees", stand up comedy from Maeve Higgins and live music from Brooklyn's, EZTV! Not to mention- surprise guests that you do NOT want to miss! (So please don't)


Tal National in Concert: Electrifying Rock and Roots from Niger
Saturday, March 28th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Niger's roots rock powerhouse Tal National is a culturally diverse band, with members from Niger's Songhai, Fulani, Hausa, and Tuareg populations. The band transforms elements from all those traditions into high energy electric dance music, driven by hypnotic and cathartic guitar-led workouts. Tal National blew away audiences during its North American debut tour in 2013. And the band is back on tour in North America now supporting an excellent new LP, Zoy Zoy (FatCat Records) - with stops at at Pace University's Schimmel Center on Thursday April 2nd and at the Falcon in Marlboro, NY on Friday April 3rd. We get a taste of Tal National's awesome powers tonight with highlights from a rousing October 2013 show at the Mercury Lounge.


Put The Needle On The Eire/UK Hip-Hop Sessions
Friday, March 27th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For his first post-2015 WFMU Marathon show Billy Jam will feature two recorded sessions from his recent Irish/UK trip: an exclusive DJ Loop Skywalker mix of Welsh/Irish/Scottish hip-hop plus a special live DJ/MC session with West of Ireland emcee Sebi C and Irish turntablist/producer extraordinaire Jimmy the Hideous Penguin - recorded for WFMU in Jimmy's Galway studios two Saturday nights ago. Put The Needle on the Eire/UK hip-hop with Billy Jam Friday March 27th at 7pm on WFMU.


Station Manager Ken Broadcasts Live from Birmingham UK
Friday, March 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Ken's show
On the eve of the UK premiere for the WFMU documentary 'Sex and Broadcasting,' the station itself has moved from New Jersey to Birmingham UK for the night. With People Like Us's help, Station Manager Ken will be DJing and VJing from 3-6pm (US time) during Kurt's show, which is 7-10pm UK time. The party happens at Warwick Bar 158 Fazeley St., Digbeth in Birmingham. LINK.


Joe Frank - "Eye in the Sky"
Wednesday, March 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "Eye in the Sky," from Joe's Somewhere Out There series, airs Weds. March 25th. From a helicopter high above Los Angeles, traffic reporter Joe describes one incident of mayhem after another on the freeways of Los Angeles, and advises alternate routes. After his copter is hit by a missile, Joe philosophizes about life as his chopper plummets to the ground.


DJ Nature
Wednesday, March 25th, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane Train
DJ Nature (aka Nature Boy, DJ Milo) is an underground legendary and influential figure in the world of Dance music. He was one of the founding members of the legendary Bristol UK sound system collective (which included members of Massive Attack,Tricky and Nellee Hoopper) while in Japan. He was a member of the legendary Major Force label and spent the early nineties based in New York City where he set up an exporting company, supplying records to Japan, and his nights saw him frequenting underground house and disco clubs to hear legendary DJs like Larry Levan (The Choice), Louie Vega (Sound Factory Bar) and Tony Humphries (Zanzibar). He's also been quietly releasing sought-after Deep House gems and has 2 acclaimed albums out on the respected NYC based Golf Channel Recordings label. The Duane Train is honored to have him as guest conductor.


Craig Safan ("Last Starfighter" soundtrack composer)
Tuesday, March 24th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Soundtrack composer Craig Safan joins Morricone Island host Devon E. Levins to discuss his career which began in the mid-1970's with indie action comedies such as Corvette Summer, Roller Boogie and The Great Smokey Roadblock before transitioning over to larger scale action, thriller, horror and science fiction films such as Wolfen, Remo Williams, Nightmare on Elm Street 4 and The Last Starfighter, the latter of which recently received a complete score release by Intrada Records. The two will no doubt discuss these films as well as Craig's television work on Cheers, The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Crypt and The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents along with his unique mentorship experiences through his close friends' dads -- Ernst Gold, Elmer Bernstein and Fred Steiner.


Tony Ortega
Tuesday, March 24th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Tonight on Aerial View Chris T. is joined by special guest Tony Ortega, executive editor of Raw Story and former editor of the Village Voice, who's been investigating Scientology for twenty years and whose website The Underground Bunker documents the outrages of the "Church". Tony's new book - The Unbreakable Miss Lovely - is about the journalist Paulette Cooper, who exposed inner workings of the church only to experience Scientology's full wrath in a coordinated "Fair Game" campaign to ruin her life.

Tony can also be seen in Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary Going Clear, (based on the Lawrence Wright 2013 book of the same name), debuting on HBO this Sunday, March 29.


Joe Randazzo PLUS TheUse
Monday, March 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes comedian/writer Joe Randazzo and musical guest TheUse.


Journalist and Author Jill Caryl Weiner
Monday, March 23rd, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Some OTHER shows may have a post-Marathon let-down, but not Sportsy Talk! On Monday, the Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today™ welcomes journalist and author Jill Caryl Weiner to discuss her just-published piece in Publishers Weekly on the best upcoming sports books and American publishers' new global perspective on sports. Jill also will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of her first sportsy piece, published by the Newspaper that Dare Not Speak Its Name. Join Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet for a little literary soiree, this Monday on Sportsy Talk!


The WFMU Marathon Finale with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia, Station Manager Ken, DJ Monica, Therese and More!
Sunday, March 22nd, 7pm - 12:30am
on Marathon Finale
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
WFMU finishes off our 2015 Marathon with a drunken live band karaoke party! Your favorite DJs take the stage and belt out their version of the hits, backed by the infamous Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia. Mistakes will be made! Don't miss out!


Joe Jack Talcum writes custom songs for pledges! (Pat Byrne with Co-Host Nate K.)
Saturday, March 21st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove it All Night with Pat Byrne (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Singer and songwriter of The Dead Milkmen, Joe Jack Talcum returns to Prove It All Night for Pat's last marathon show to play not just his own songs... Joe will be writing CUSTOM songs for pledges of $100 or more! Have your own custom short song writing about YOU by the guy who gave us Punk Rock Girl, Methodist Coloring Book, Watching Scotty Die, and so many more... Don't miss out!


Spazz TV Video Stream (Dave the Spazz and Co-Host Bill Kelly)
Thursday, March 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Tune in for the first ever three hour video accompaniment for the insanity that is the Music To Spazz By fundraising show!


Scientology special with Chris T and Co-Host Therese
Tuesday, March 17th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
For the first time EVER a WFMU show will use Scientology practices, including the Oxford Capacity Analysis and L. Ron Hubbard’s own affirmations, to put us “On the Bridge” to “Going Clear” of our money woes! Join Chris T. and his MC Therese on tonight's Aerial View, guaranteed to free you of body Thetans!

Don't be a Suppressive Person! Call Gold Base at 800-989-WFMU or pledge online at wfmu.org. Tell your freed body Thetans to pledge, too!


Friday the 13th Marathon Special with Kurt and Co-Host Daniel Blumin
Friday, March 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Miniature Minotaurs isn't letting a little thing like the Marathon get in the way of tradition! A team of teeny half-bulls is hard at work preparing the festivities for the 8th Friday the 13th Special, to be observed right in the middle of the annual WFMU fundraiser.


Dave Hill with Co-Host Pseu Braun and Musical Guest Doug Gillard
Monday, March 9th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
The one and only Doug Gillard stops by to play a couple songs live in studio.


John Ellison of The Soul Brothers Six
Saturday, March 7th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
John Ellison of The Soul Brothers Six chats about his career and his Dig Deeper show the following Saturday at Littlefield. The Soul Brothers Six are one of the greatest guitar driven soul bands of all-time, with roots firmly entrenched in gospel. Their best known song is "Some Kind Of Wonderful" (later a hit for Grand Funk) but their catalog is tremendous.


Itasca
Saturday, March 7th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Singer-songwriter Itasca (Kayla Cohen) stopped by WFMU recently. Her most recent record, "Unmoored By the Wind" (on New Images) is evidence that the same well that musicians drew from during the "folk revival" of the 1960s and 70s, and later, is in no danger of running dry. Subtly invoking musical textures from the recent past as well as from earlier and even ancient times, Itasca creates songs of a deeply poetic and magical nature.


Interview with Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets (Dan Bodah fills in for Martha)
Friday, March 6th, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event

Tune in as Dan fills in for Martha with an exclusive interview with bassist and artist Cris Kirkwood from the Meat Puppets. A 1993 interview with Cris recently surfaces online in which Cris mentioned his deep interest in making experimental noise collages in his home studio. Tune in for an in-depth discussion with Cris about Meat Puppetry through the decades, his currently misplaced avant garde noise works of the early 90s -- and the airing of a unreleased experimental improvisation by Cris and his comrade Ron Stabinsky.



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