Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Tom Wilson's Music Factory #6 - Paul Williams, Editor of Crawdaddy Magazine
Wednesday, December 7th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes tri-weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On December 7th, we'll hear Wilson interview Paul Williams, editor of the just-launched Crawdaddy magazine. Wilson also presents new recordings by Janis Ian, Seth Connors, Odetta, Willie Bobo, Judy Collins, James Cotton, and a rare Mothers of Invention single. This program originally aired in November 1967. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


Jeff Leach
Monday, December 5th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes British comedian/lothario Jeff Leach to the show to ask him what it's like to be a guy who just moved to America right now of all times. They talk about other stuff too. Also, Dave plays some hot clips from the Goddamn Dave Hill Show live at the London Podcast Festival this past September, including the Crime Blotter and a live performance from the Smoke Fairies.


Amirtha Kidambi of Elder Ones
Monday, December 5th, 7pm - 8pm
on Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah

Vocalist and composer Amirtha Kidambi has just released the record "Holy Science" with her band Elder Ones. Kidambi plays harmonium and sings in a wordless vocal style she first developed while working with the Elizabeth-Caroline Unit and Darius Jones. (She has also worked with Robert Ashley and Seaven Teares.) She'll visit Vocal Fry to talk about the new record and play some excerpts from recent tour recordings.


Author David Klein
Monday, December 5th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
A special "fun with numbers" episode! Joe welcomes writer David Klein, the author of the book "If 6 Was 9 (and Other Assorted Number Songs from the No. 1 Song in Heaven to the 99th Floor)." For every number from 1 to 99, David has written about special songs, bands, and albums that contain or are about that number. Obsessive? Yes. Crazy fun? You bet! We'll talk about the book and play some favorite number songs. There may even be a quiz, so be sure to tune in.


La Yegros: Futuristic Cumbia and Chamamé from Buenos Aires
Saturday, December 3rd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Buenos Aires has had a thriving electro-cumbia scene for over a decade, radiating from the Zizek club and then the ZZK record label. But it was mostly a boys club until La Yegros stormed onto the scene with her debut album Viene de Mi in 2013. La Yegros has as great new album out, Magnetismo (Soundway/Waxploitation), which on top of giving a charge to cumbia also re-imagines the traditional chamamé style of northeastern Argentina. La Yegros performs and chats on TSP this week!


Dean Wareham
Saturday, December 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Dean Wareham and Todd-O-Phonic Todd chat Velvet Underground and more in preparation for the Dec. 15th tribute to The Velvets at The Gersham Y in Philadelphia. Dean & Britta and Yo La Tengo will be performing that evening on the 50th anniversary of The VU's first Philly show. Other subjects are likely to include Luna and baseball.


The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass welcomes Midnight Matinee back to the airwaves
Saturday, December 3rd, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Midnight Matinee presents Be Boppa Bubba HoTep, the King of movies, featuring 18 of the greatest songs Elvis Presley would have recorded had he not switched places with Sebastian Haff, ending up in a rest home with John F Kennedy and an ancient Egyptian mummy. At the stroke of midnight when December 2nd turns into December 3rd right here on WFMU. Here's a taste of things to come: https://youtu.be/ef6N0tPeceo.


Joe Frank - "Karma 5"
Wednesday, November 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air tri-weekly on Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. November 30th, we'll present "Karma 5" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe's friend Kristine laments about why romantic love cannot be sustained. Joe, who is breaking up with his girlfriend Kate, drives himself neurotic over Kate's present and future lovers, all of whom are better men than Joe. Adding to his worries, Joe becomes obsessed about losing his inheritance to his mother’s gay hairdresser.


Ennio Morricone 88th Birthday Tribute
Tuesday, November 29th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Devon pays annual tribute to the namesake of his show on Il Maestro's 88th birthday month. Composing for over 500 films and selling over 40 million records worldwide, Ennio Morricone has scored for the greats: Leone, Argento, Carpenter, Polanksi, Nichols, Malick, De Palma and Tornatore. Morricone doesn't appear to be easing up his workload with recent scores completed/in progress for Tornatore, Malick, Tarantino, Lajos Koltai and Joshua Sinclair squeezed into his never-ending "60 Years of Music" world tour with 200-piece orchestra and choir.


Listening, Deeply, to Pauline Oliveros (Kurt Gottschalk fills in for Doug Schulkind)
Tuesday, November 29th, 3pm - 7pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk pays respect to one of the pioneers of electronic music and extended tone, Pauline Oliveros, who left our shared space on November 25 at the age of 84. The impact of her work, her aesthetic philosophy and her generosity of spirit already stretches far beyond her own reputation.


Josie Long PLUS Matt Pond PA
Monday, November 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
This Monday Dave welcomes British comedian Josie Long, currently in town performing her new one-woman show at the Barrow Street Theatre in Manhattan, and musical guest Matt Pond PA. Brace yourself for hot times!


Vanity
Sunday, November 27th, 5pm - 8pm
on Hello Children with Faye

Vanity's Don't Be Shy LP is easily one of the most enjoyable records of 2016. It's all-killer-no-filler rock'n roll with all the joyful adrenaline pumpin' aspects of power pop with bites of acidic dirty punk sprinkled throughout. Every song on this record is an anthem that makes you feel invincible. Don't miss this post-Thanksgiving exclusive live set on Hello Children before Vanity takes the world by storm. And don't forget to snatch up Don't Be Shy from the Katorga Works label so you can hit it hard while you're planning the revolution or just buying another round (or both).


The Most (Matt Marando fills in for Michael Shelley)
Saturday, November 26th, 11am - 1pm
on What's Happening?!?! with Matt M

The Most, Sweden's best mod export, bring their maximum pop-art sound to What's Happening?!?!


The Othermen (Matt Marando fills in for Dave the Spazz)
Thursday, November 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on What's Happening?!?! with Matt M

Hide your leftover turkey legs and stuffing! New York's resident trash-garage royalty The Othermen make their WFMU debut just in time for Thanksgiving dinner digestion!


Patric and Hutch of Chips and Beer Magazine (Diane fills in for Evan "Funk" Davies)
Wednesday, November 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Turkey and Apple Cider? How about CHIPS and BEER? Diane welcomes to the program Patrick and Hutch of CHIPS and BEER MAGAZINE who stop by for another wonderfully fun and heavy edition of Peer Pressure! Join Diane and the fellas for some pre-Thanksgiving celebration -- baste that turkey while rockin!! Chips and Beer Magazine is up to Issue #10, featuring; Doro, Suzi Quatro, Leather Leone, [Kim McAullife, Enid Williams & Jackie Chambers (Girlschool)], and still much more, not to mention the additional 8 PAGE FULL COLOR GLOSSY PULL OUT CONTAINING A NEVER BEFORE SEEN KISS PHOTOSHOOT FROM THE GLORY DAYS... Check it out now, AND tune in on the 23rd!


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #7 - Tim Buckley
Wednesday, November 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes tri-weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On November 23, we'll hear Wilson interview Tim Buckley (Jeff Buckley's troubadour dad), while presenting tracks by Nico, Ian & Sylvia, Hugh Masekela, Richie Havens, Cal Tjader, Jimmy Smith, and others. This program originally aired in November 1967. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


LoveyDove
Tuesday, November 22nd, 6am - 9am
on
100% Whatever with Mary Wing
LoveyDove is the seductive high-grade modernist pop duo of lo-fi indie rock pioneer Azalia Snail and psych-rock virtuoso Dan West. With their 2015 album, ShowStopper, Dan and Azalia pull out all the stops to showcase their uncanny ability to blend anthem rock, bubblegum pop, old-school soul, Bee Gees disco, and modern electro-pop in a way that is completely irresistible and memorable. They will be playing at the Cake Shop on November 18th, at Union Hall in Brooklyn on the 19th, and at the Treehouse on November 20th. Hear them weave their musical spell on Mary Wing’s show at 8 am on Tuesday the 22nd!


Simone Kelly PLUS Robert Crane
Monday, November 21st, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave broadcasts remotely from his dad's apartment in a woodsy area of Northeastern Ohio. Guests include Dave's dad, estate sales expert Simone Kelly (who will be talking about Prince, not Dave's dad), and Robert Crane, son of Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane (whose new book discusses his dad's unsolved murder). All this plus hot jams, technical difficulties, and probably Dave's dad's next door neighbors telling him to shut the hell up.


The Dexateens
Monday, November 21st, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Birmingham, Alabama's Dexateens have been raising hell on and off stage since 1998, covering 5 LPs, a few EPs, a bunch of singles and years of legendary live shows. After taking a few years off, the band is back with a new album, "Teenage Hallelujah," as well as their first appearance on WFMU since 2010.


David del Tredici
Monday, November 21st, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
Aaron Copland has said of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David del Tredici, "I know of no other composer who composes music of greater freshness and daring." Mr. del Tredici's more than 50 year-journey through the world of music began in the realm of serial, atonal composition and, after various twists and turns, has led to his being known as the "father of neo-romanticism." Mr. del Tredici joins the Circle in the 4 am hour (Eastern time) for an hour of conversation and music, including selections from his award-winning "Alice in Wonderland" series. An enlightening encounter with one of America's great musical artists.


Fur Helmet
Sunday, November 20th, 5pm - 8pm
on Hello Children with Faye

This week Faye welcomes NY/NJ psych-rock outfit FUR HELMET to the Hello Children airwaves! Let the melodies guide you through hazy reverb & distortion! Featuring kids from punky bands like PLEASURE INDUSTRY and JJ DOLL playing mystery-laden psychedelic grooves! Fur Helmet's first 12" was just self-released in August of 2016.


The Stompin' Riff Raffs
Saturday, November 19th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
One of Japan's greatest exports, The Stompin' Riff Raffs perform live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. These masters of mayhem are known for their crazed performances and boundless energy. Nao sings and Rie, Mikou and Saori scream! Be sure and catch The Stompin' Riff Raffs at The Bowery Ballroom with The King Khan & BBQ Show on 11/22.


Gene Sculatti
Saturday, November 19th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with writer/raconteur Gene Sculatti about his new book "Tryin’ to Tell a Stranger ‘bout Rock and Roll: Selected Writings 1966-2016."


Billy Miller Tribute
Thursday, November 17th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
WFMU DJs and mutual friends drop by the show to spin records and celebrate the life of recently departed A-Bones singer/Norton Records honcho Billy Miller.


Chris Pitsiokos Quartet
Thursday, November 17th, 6am - 9am
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
In anticipation of his upcoming residency at The Stone (Nov. 22-27th), Chris Pitsiokos brings his quartet to WFMU (CP, alto sax; Andrew Smiley, guitar; Henry Fraser, fretless bass; Connor Baker, drums). The band's music pulls from some unlikely sources to create its highly technical and expressive skronk: Ornette Coleman's Prime Time, Anthony Coleman's M-BASE, '70s ECM prog-jazz, no wave, Weather Report, and pure free jazz. It's a blend of unexpected touchstones that hits all the pleasure centers.


79.5
Thursday, November 17th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Nickel and Dime Radio welcomes a live set and DJ session from the Brooklyn based group 79.5. They blend future sounds and tones with elements of '90s R&B, psych rock, and soul with triple female harmonies. We'll feature their new single on Big Crown Records and DJ sets from the band members.


Jean-Jacques Perrey Tribute with Wally De Backer
Wednesday, November 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Musician Wally "Gotye" De Backer visited Irwin's program on November 2 to feature music played on the vintage electronic keyboard, the Ondioline. Much of the featured music was performed by electronic music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey. Two days after the program, Perrey passed away in Switzerland at the age of 87. On Weds. Nov. 16, at 5pm (Eastern), De Backer returns to WFMU for a one-hour tribute to Perrey, with whom he had become very close over the past few years. De Backer has also formed the Ondioline Orchestra, whose debut performance, a tribute to Perrey, will be staged in Brooklyn at National Sawdust on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The concert will showcase multiple restored Ondiolines alongside other early electronic musical instruments, including theremins and Moog synthesizers.


Tribute to David Mancuso and the Loft (BLT fills in for Duane)
Wednesday, November 16th, Noon - 3pm
on
Radio BLT
David Mancuso is a founder of club music and laid the foundation for the dance scene in NYC, which had a significant cultural impact around the country and the world. BLT will be playing classic Loft tracks as well as reading a few selected pieces of writing about the man.


Queen Elephantine
Wednesday, November 16th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Queen Elephantine conjures a blend of doom, psych, tribal rhythms and chanting that will make you feel like you're in some sort of Buddhist temple in the depths of hell. Making their WFMU debut fresh from releasing their new LP, Kala.


Essence Goldman
Tuesday, November 15th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

A daughter of San Franciscan "flower children," Essence Goldman has been channeling her life experiences into song since the 1990s. Essence has opened for the likes of Tom Petty, Shawn Colvin, Chris Isaac, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Chrissie Hynde, to name a few, and has had music on major labels and TV shows, but national fame has been a bit elusive. Her latest, "Black Wings," channels her crumbling marriage into catchy, honest tunes. Essence Goldman drops by to play a few of them on Irene's show.


Steven Emerson (of True West)
Tuesday, November 15th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Steven Emerson joins Devon to discuss his score for noted photographer Katy Grannan's documentary "The Nine" which premieres in NYC this Monday & Wednesday, November 14th & 16th at the 2016 DOC NYC Festival at Cinepolis Chelsea. The film explores the lives of marginalized people in California’s Central Valley. Since his early days as drummer and later guitarist/songwriter for 1980's S.F. paisley underground band True West, Steven has gone on to release several solo albums, compose music for documentaries, online games, television productions and commercials, publish a collection of poetry, and write and direct his own film "Second Person." Steven will be performing at the post-screening reception on Monday.


Breanna Barbara
Tuesday, November 15th, 6am - 9am
on
100% Whatever with Mary Wing
Singer-songwriter Breanna Barbara was born in Edina, Minnesota and raised in Bradenton, Florida. She began writing and performing songs at house shows and bars in St. Augustine, Florida, then traveled around the north and southeast before settling in New York City. Her third album Mirage Dreams, released on No Roads Records, introduces a bold new voice steeped in occult blues (think of it as a Southern Gothic fusion of blues and psychedelia), with songs about losing a parent to an overdose and a New York full of empty clubs and sweaty, un-air-conditioned lofts; but also about falling in love and finding an artistic voice. Hear Breanna and her band live on Mary Wing’s show at 8 am on Tuesday!


Overlord and Odyssey Works
Monday, November 14th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave attempts to make it all better by inviting Brooklyn rock band Overlord and Odyssey Works, a team of people who has been transforming the lives of one person each year for more than a decade, to Studio A for a night of glorious gloriousness. Also, Danne D is in jail.


Quin Galavis
Monday, November 14th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

This Austin, Texas, scene veteran has played in the Dead Space, Nazi Gold, False Idol among other projects, and recently released his solo masterpiece, 'My Life In Steel and Concrete' which was recorded with Thor Harris of Swans and Shearwater.


Julianna Barwick
Monday, November 14th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Last month, Julianna Barwick played an entrancing concert at WFMU's Monty Hall. Looping and layering vocals into hypnotic waves and eddies, she lulled, amazed, and stunned the assembled audience. Tune in to Surface Noise today to hear this memorable live performance.


Joshua Neuman, director of the film: "Johnny Physical Lives!"
Saturday, November 12th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday, Pat welcomes documentary filmmaker Joshua Neuman, director of the film: "Johnny Physical Lives" to Studio A for a live interview. "Johnny Physical Lives" is the story of the secret world of two brothers making a rock n’ roll documentary as one goes through treatment for leukemia. When younger brother Jonathan passes away in the midst of the production, older brother Joshua must finish the project on his own. First time filmmaker, Joshua Neuman weaves footage of his brother Jonathan in and out of the hospital during treatment with an interview of Jonathan shot by famed documentarian Albert Maysles and live animation to “physically” bring to life Jonathan’s inner world, showing how he experienced cancer through the eyes of a rock star. This powerful documentary film has made it to numerous festivals and this coming Monday November 14th, New York City will see the premiere at the DOC NYC festival.


El Foukr R'Assembly: Algeria Meets Ghana
Saturday, November 12th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

El Foukr R'Assembly is a cross-cultural collaboration between musicians from Algeria and Ghana, spearheaded by Algerian filmmaker Oualid Khelifi. The vibrant band aims to close the cultural divide between these two very different parts of Africa. They make their Garden State radio debut on WFMU tonight!


Straight Arrows
Saturday, November 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Sydney quartet Straight Arrows kick out the jams on The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Maybe the best Aussie combo since The Missing Links! Don't miss them on tour with Thee Oh Sees.


Amy Rigby
Saturday, November 12th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Amy Rigby calls in to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of her debut masterpiece "Diary Of A Mod Housewife" and it's recent vinyl debut. She's on tour now, with a stops at NYC's HiFi Bar November 16 & 17th.


Sonic Avenues and the Steve Adamyk Band
Wednesday, November 9th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Get ready for TWO live sets of 1977-inspired punk rock from north of the border! ​Sonic Avenues are from Montreal - they've just released their fourth LP, and third on the Dirtnap label, Disconnector. They're currently on tour with tonight's other live guests, the Steve Adamyk Band, all the way from Ottawa. Their latest album, Graceland is also on Dirtnap and includes guest appearances from Mike Krol and Colleen Green -- as well as members of Sonic Avenues.

They're wrapping up their joint tour with shows at Cake Shop in NYC on Nov. 4 and Mr. Beery's on Long Island on Nov. 5, but if you miss them you can hear Sonic Avenues and the Steve Adamyk Band live on the Evan "Funk" Davies show Wednesday night, November 9, at 9pm on WFMU.


John Strausbaugh: City of Sedition
Wednesday, November 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Journalist/historian John Strausbaugh returns to Irwin's program on Wednesday November 9 to discuss his new book, "City of Sedition: The History of New York City During the Civil War" (published by Twelve Books). The work chronicles the localized conflicts between New York constituent groups and how their respective actions helped or hampered President Lincoln's war effort. No city raised more men, money, and materiel for the war, and no city raised more hell against it. New York was a city of patriots, war heroes, and abolitionists, but also a city of antiwar protest, draft resistance, and sedition. Strausbaugh is a foremost authority on the history of New York City. He is a former editor of New York Press, and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications. His previous books include "The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues," "E: Reflections on the Birth of the Elvis Faith," "Black Like You," and "Sissy Nation."


Vyctoria
Wednesday, November 9th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Vyctoria is the result of a harmonious blend of power and beauty, melody and dissonance, tranquility and noise, made with equal parts fuzzed out riffage and spacey improvisations. Visiting WFMU for the first time while on tour from Mexico City, Vyctoria will be joined by artists Camille Mandoki and Oscar Coyoli for this session.


Election Night Soundtrack Special
Tuesday, November 8th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
We interrupt the regularly-scheduled Annual Ennio Morricone Birthday Show to bring you live election soundtrack coverage!


Joan As Police Woman PLUS Jim Tews
Monday, November 7th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
It is the eve of destruction (maybe) as Dave welcomes musician Joan Wasser aka Joan As Police Woman to discuss here collaboration with Cuddle Magic’s Benjamin Lazar Davis and have a really nice time in general. Also, comedian Jim Tews swings by to discuss his new comedy special taping and hopefully give Dave a ride home.


Elliott McPherson of the Dexateens
Monday, November 7th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Hallelujah! The Dexateens, the finest purveyors of southern rock for the 21st century (yes, they have THREE guitars!) are back with their first full-length album in seven years, "Teenage Hallelujah." Frontman Elliott McPherson checks in to let us know what to expect for the band's upcoming rare trek over the Mason-Dixon Line, which includes the Mercury Lounge in NYC on Nov. 11 and Atwood's in Somerville, Mass. on Nov. 13.


Mary Lattimore
Monday, November 7th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Last month, Philadelphia harpist Mary Lattimore played a heavenly concert at WFMU's performance space Monty Hall. Performing solo with only her harp and an effects unit, she created whole new worlds of gorgeous sound. Hear her set in its entirety on today's Surface Noise.


El Combo Chimbita: Scintillating Psychedelic Cumbia
Saturday, November 5th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

El Combo Chimbita infuses Colombian cumbia, champeta, porro and more with psychedelia, electronica, funk, soul and lots of raw energy. The ascendant aggregation celebrates the release of new EP El Corredor del Jaguar (on the Names You Can Trust label) with its Garden State debut on this week's Transpacific Sound Paradise, before heading home to Brooklyn to play Barbes in Park Slope on Monday night.


Roy Loney
Saturday, November 5th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Roy Loney returns to the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Roy's previous visit to the show was highly acclaimed, so the Flamin' Groovie fireball is returning for more platter chatter!


The Du-Rites
Thursday, November 3rd, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
The Du-Rites are here to put a neckbone in your kale salad! The duo is comprised of MC/author/producer J-Zone and guitarist Pablo Martin of the Tom Tom Club. Together they have released a debut LP of raw, heavy funk sounds, we'll be playing a lot of it plus a 45s set from J-Zone. Wednesday Night Mid-3am on Nickel and Dime Radio w/ $mall ¢hange.


Wally De Backer and the Ondioline Orchestra PLUS Tom Wilson's Music Factory #5
Wednesday, November 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Musical polymath Wally De Backer visits Irwin's program on Wednesday November 2, at 5pm. De Backer, better known as Grammy Winning pop artist Gotye, has formed the Ondioline Orchestra, dedicated to preserving and extending the legacy of French inventor Georges Jenny’s remarkable electronic keyboard, the Ondioline. The Orchestra's debut performance, a tribute to electronic music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey, will take place in Brooklyn at National Sawdust on Tuesday, November 22. The ensemble will showcase multiple restored Ondiolines alongside other early electronic musical instruments, including theremins and Moog synthesizers. During his WFMU visit, De Backer will feature historic Ondioline recordings by Perrey and others, and he'll discuss his work helping to safeguard Perrey's archives.

In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes tri-weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On November 2, we'll hear Wilson interview four family members of The Cowsills, while presenting tracks by Tim Hardin, Richie Havens, Janis Ian, David Hemmings, Calvin Arnold, Eric Burdon, and others. There’s also a creepy Mothers of Invention commercial. This program originally aired in November 1967. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


Adam Jones (S U R V I V E / Holodeck Records / Stranger Things)
Tuesday, November 1st, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Adam Jones, one-fourth of Austin-based analog synth quartet S U R V I V E and owner of Holodeck Records, joins Devon in the studio to discuss the band's second full length album "RR7349" (their first on Relapse Records) along with the recent spotlight shined on the band with the success of the "Stranger Things" soundtrack composed by S U R V I V E members Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. The band will be performing downstairs in WFMU's performance space Monty Hall right after the show with Massachusetts openers Dust Witch.


Halloween special with Comedian Tig Notaro
Monday, October 31st, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
It's the scariest Goddamn Dave Hill Show ever as Dave does his first Halloween broadcast. Comedian Tig Notaro (Amazon's One Mississippi) calls in ahead of her Carnegie Hall show. Also, the entire studio is covered in blood. And Danne D is haunted.


Stephen McCarthy of the Long Ryders
Monday, October 31st, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The Long Ryders' lead guitarist checks in to fill us in on the band's upcoming reunion tour, which inlcude their first NYC area dates in 29 years! (including WFMU's own Monty Hall on Nov. 9).


Prove It All FRIGHT! with Blair Socci, Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, and MORE!
Saturday, October 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat Byrne presents his second annual PROVE IT ALL FRIGHT Halloween special! With comedy from Blair Socci and Maria Wojciechowski. Music from Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, surprise guests, halloween hi-jinx and MORE! You can watch live video of the show over at WFMU.org from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will appear on the WFMU phone apps, WFMU homepage and Pat's playlist page. Or, you can come to "Haunty Hall" and see the show in person and buy some very reasonably priced popcorn! You can't escape! You WON'T escape! (This ones haunted, brah!)


John Doe
Saturday, October 29th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with John Doe about his recent book "Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk", his new album "The Westerner" and his current tour which brings him to Montclair's Outpost In The Burbs in Montclair, NJ November 5th!


Singles Going Steady: The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass presents DJ Husband vs. DJ Wife VIII
Saturday, October 29th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
For the eighth year in a row, DJ Husband and DJ Wife (aka the long-suffering Tamar, host of Are We There Yet?) meet on the tune-soaked battleground of Studio A. Armed with a heckuvalotta 7" records, this annual ritual begins with one hour of DJ Husband, followed by one hour of DJ Wife, and then brace yourself for one hour of auditory connubial bliss.


Singles Going Roundtable Two Presents: The 12"!
Friday, October 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
A Singles Going Steady special featuring the almighty 12" single! WFMU's Jack Mello, Thomas Storck (Undancing in the Dirt), and Jeff M (Noise and Syrup) join Daniel Blumin to reprise last year's 7" bacchanal. Surprise guests are a distinct possibility! Tune in!!!


Halloween Spazztacular!
Thursday, October 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Count Spazzula and Bingo the Gorilla bid you welcome for another dark house ride on the spooky side of the street.


Halloween 4: The Return
Thursday, October 27th, Noon - 3pm
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
A haunted afternoon of scary music, occult references and eldritch horrors. Sit alone in the dark and eat candy, slowly going mad! Or just enjoy listening to it, whatever. #demogorgon


Singles Going Seventies!
Wednesday, October 26th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
It's Singles Going Steady week on WFMU, and once again Evan "Funk" Davies revisits the forgotten hits, remembered hits, should-have-been-hits, never-came-close-to-hits, and other seven-inch platters released from 1970 through 1979 (inclusive)! Rock, disco, punk, glam, and more will all be a part of the best three hours of Top 40 radio that never was. Tune in Wednesday night, October 26, at 9pm on WFMU!


DJ Wool (Dublin Ireland)
Wednesday, October 26th, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane Train
Beginning his career as a DMC champion in his native Ireland in the 90's, Glen spent most of the 2000's touring and releasing as cofounder of NYC based Indie dancers The Glass before returning to his 90's moniker as DJ Wool releasing on Discobelle Records, Top Billin', Sounds of Sumo, Plant Music and many more from his base in Berlin. Glen ‘DJ Wool’ Brady is an Audio engineer/Music Producer & DJ with over 20 years in the game. He has a massive resume with mixing and production credits for a vast array of styles and artists including REM, Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries), Spoek Mathambo, Todd Terry, Far East Movement, Herbert Gronemeyer, Jagz Kooner, Howie B, Andy Rourke (The Smiths), Tittsworth and so many more... Replacing some of those iconic samples with warm modular and analog soundscapes, this album comes across as a classic breakbeat document evocative of the NYC and Berlin music scenes that have shaped Wool’s sonic evolution. His new album "A life in Breaks" is an all Analog, no sample workout that pulls From Breakdance and 808 workouts engaging the smoothness of all night Neuköln House clubs to Florida breaks influenced funk phenomena and downtempo musings, this is breakbeat culture that harkens back to pre-Jungle UK Rave but still has the flair, simplicity and minimalism to fit smartly into the headphones of today .


Andy Ortmann / HOGG
Wednesday, October 26th, Midnight - 3am
on
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
Andy Ortmann's sound is a grand marriage of what the kids call "noise," and some more-informed, more studied, musique-concrete-era, classical-avant-garde electronics, but whatever you call it it's catchy. Yeah I said it, catchy noise. Buoyant listening, though sometimes more than a shred creepy. Andy also hosts WFMU's The Eternal Now monthly podcast, itself a blend of the classic and rough contemporary. We're super-psyched to host a live electronics set from Andy, along with a set from his touring companions HOGG. HOGG, labelmates on the great Nihilist Records label, are a heady blur of LAFMS vibes and post-punk ferocity, with vicious attacks along the lines of Sword Heaven. Sort of… there's a lot to listen for in their three-person assault. My Castle of Quiet will be wrapping some singles going steady around these Chicago noiselords on our 10/26 show.


Dave Vanian of The Damned
Tuesday, October 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
The Damned vocalist Dave Vanian talks film, television and soundtracks on this special Halloween edition of Morricone Island. In addition to taking inspiration from film noir, horror, crime and sci-fi films, The Damned, as well as Vanian and guitarist Captain Sensible individually, have written music for numerous film, tv and video game productions over the years (e.g., "The Return of the Living Dead," "The Young Ones"). A pre-soundtrack composer-era Hans Zimmer produced 1980's The Black Album while splinter band Naz Nomad & The Nightmares' 1984 Give Daddy The Knife Cindy was packaged as a soundtrack re-issue to an imaginary 1967 B-horror film. The legendary band plays NYC's Gramercy Theatre on October 29th and 30th for two of only three U.S. shows in support of their "40th Anniversary Tour" commemorating Stiff Records' release of the first U.K. punk single for New Rose/Help on October 22, 1976.


Four hours of b-sides (Kurt Gottschalk fills in for Doug Schulkind)
Tuesday, October 25th, 3pm - 7pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Miniature Minotaurs celebrates Singles Going Steady week with four hours of b-sides: non-lp tracks, tributary covers, filler and detritus culled from a big stack of punk, new wave, rock and r'n'b 45s. With a special "Today in 45s" segment by Mini-Mino musical historian The Zingerr.


Happy Chichester
Monday, October 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave once again broadcasts live from a cheap motel in Dayton, Ohio, where he is on the lam or shooting a movie depending on whom you ask. This time around, singer/songwriter Happy Chichester (Royal Crescent Mob, Howlin' Maggie, Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers) swings by Dave's room for radio good times. There will also be other secret special guests assuming they can find Dave's room, which is down this weird hallway.


The Crazy Squeeze
Monday, October 24th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Let's go crazy to the power-pop-glam-garage-punk stylings of these Los Angeles scene veterans (featuring members of the Stitches, Superbees, Teenage Frames and Richmond Sluts), making a rare East Coast appearance!


Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse
Sunday, October 23rd, 2pm - 8pm (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
At 2pm on Sunday, October 23rd, Jesse Kaminsky will perform a public reading of the book Tanstaafl! in collaboration with Gang Clan Mafia at the Mobius Artists Group gallery in Cambridge, MA. The event will be broadcast live on WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio from 2pm until it is finished. (It will surely last six hours, but maybe eight or even longer.) The book Tanstaafl! was created by John Osorio Buck and is comprised of 5,300 anagrams for the phrase “Art and Money.”


Terry Allen
Sunday, October 23rd, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Along with his fellow Lubbock, Texas, natives Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, and Joe Ely, Terry Allen is one of the original Texas country-music eccentrics. Allen, however, is also an acclaimed visual artist and augments his songs with paintings, drawings, photography, installations, or whatever else his muses offer at a given moment. "Juarez," released in 1975, is perhaps his most fully realized stand-alone concept album and it, along with the 1979 song-cycle "Lubbock (On Everything)," was recently given the deluxe reissue treatment by the Paradise of Bachelors label. Allen called in to WFMU to talk about those reissues, as well as the blurred lines between music and visual art, seeing the Velvet Underground in late-'60s Los Angeles, how learning "St. Louis Blues" helped get him the hell out of Lubbock, and so much more. A genuine raconteur, Allen delivered a conversation not to be missed.


Captain Sensible of the Damned (Diane fills in for Joel)
Sunday, October 23rd, Midnight - 3am
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
On this special fill-in edition of Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine, Diane will speak with the Damned's Captain Sensible! It will be 40 years to the day of the release of their NEW ROSE single, and they'll speak about that, as well as their upcoming 40th anniversary tour, with dates in New York and LA later in the month. Interview will air at 12:30 -- with some Damned music to precede and follow! Tune In!


New Haven goes Balkan: Orkestar BAM!
Saturday, October 22nd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

They're the east coast's brainiest Balkan-style band! Yale University's Orkestar BAM! joins us to deconstruct (and perform) music from Serbia, Albania, Turkey, Macedonia, and beyond. Your only homework assignment: Tune in!


The Rubinoos
Saturday, October 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Powerpop legends The Rubinoos perform live on Todd-O-Phonic Todd's show. The buoyant Bay Area quartet were part of the original Beserkly Records stable. Hear them play such classics as "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and "Gorilla." Catch The Rubinoos with The Bongos on their New Jersey Tour! Thursday 10/20 at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, Friday 10/21 at Mexicali Live in Teaneck and Saturday 10/22 at The Tabernalce in Mt. Tabor.


Guest DJ set by Trumpeter Steve Bernstein
Saturday, October 22nd, 9am - 11am
on Bob Brainen's show

While best known for The Millennial Territory Orchestra and Sex Mob, Steve has covered a lot of ground in concerts and studios around the world, worked on film scores and various other projects with a long list of collaborators. Today he'll be guest D.J. and we'll mix works by his favorite artists with some of his own recordings including some rarities. Join Us!


Attic Ted
Saturday, October 22nd, 3am - 6am
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu
Grady Roper of the Texas-based Attic Ted chat with Stashu about the most recent album on Pecan Crazy Records, mask-making, kid fans, and the music scene. With a dude this cool and multi-talented you wouldn't want to miss your opportunity to hear this fun interview.


Kadhja Bonet
Friday, October 21st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Los Angeles-based soulstress Kadhja Bonet may be one of the most frequently played artists on Sophisticated Boom Boom, and Sheila B. is ridiculously excited to be hosting her first WFMU live session. Bonet couches her intimate, close-to-the-mic vocal in gentle orchestral arrangements that just ooze elegance. The live session coincides with the release of her debut LP, the Visitor, written, arranged, and produced by Bonet and released on Fat Possum Records. She is without a doubt one of the most promising new artists of this decade.


All B-Sides All Night Long
Thursday, October 20th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
This Singles Going Steady Week Dave the Spazz will once again be plugging the wrong side of the record. Often the forgotten underbelly of a 45 was usually more rockin’ and crazier than its more illustrious flip, but you knew that already. Turn on, tune in, flip out!


Singles Going Early
Thursday, October 20th, Noon - 3pm
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Surprise! It's the Singles Going Steady show but a week early! It's going to be a big mess.


Live sets from PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY (recorded at Monty Hall) and THE JEANIES!
Wednesday, October 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Pylon Reenactment Society is Vanessa Briscoe-Hay, Pylon's original singer, and a group of Athens-based musicians playing Pylon's legendary songs from the early '80s. Vanessa brings the same energy and passion to her singing that she had when Pylon first started, and the band more than holds up their end of the bargain. Their set last month at WFMU's Monty Hall performance space enthralled the audience, and included special guest Richard Barone on a few songs! Evan "Funk" Davies is delighted to bring that set to WFMU listeners who weren't able to see the show in person.
You'll also hear a live set from The Jeanies! Their recent 7" "Amilee" (HoZac) captures everything you love about classic '70s power pop -- if you're a fan of Dwight Twilley, Shoes, Milk 'n' Cookies, and their descendants you'll want to tune in. You can see The Jeanies live at The Gateway in Brooklyn on October 28 (with The Above and Low Doses) and at the HoZac 10th Anniversary Festival in Chicago on November 5, and after you hear them you'll be making those plans.
That's live sets from The Jeanies AND Pylon Reenactment Society on WFMU - tune in at 9pm Wednesday night, October 19!


Xylouris White
Wednesday, October 19th, 6am - 9am
on
The John Allen Show
One of the best-loved artists on Crete, George Xylouris is a member of a clan long-regarded throughout Greece as musical royalty. The Cretan lute player’s concerts at home are legendary for their musicality and power; his duo with NYC based drum virtuoso Jim White (Dirty Three, and too many A-list singers to mention) is mesmerizing stuff, and they kick off their world tour with an intimate set recorded for John Allen’s show.


Conduit
Wednesday, October 19th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Screeching noise guitar solos, screaming vocals and a steady low end rumble to hold it all in place. Relatively new on the scene, Brooklyn four piece, Conduit, brew a crushing mix of heavy riffs and an unhinged, raw force of sound. Call it noise, call it rock, call it noise rock. Brooklyn keeps on takin' it.


The Baird Sisters
Tuesday, October 18th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Back in 2012, Laura Baird recorded a lovely album of acoustic guitar and banjo tunes in her living room with her sister Meg. "Until You Find Your Green" was released independently then, but now the BaDaBing! label is giving the wider distribution it deserves. Laura has performed and recorded a lot with Guitarist Glenn Jones and in solo settings. Meg has had her own stellar career with Espers, Heron Oblivion and as a solo artist. The Baird Sisters have a free day following a brief East Coast tour to play live on Irene's show.



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