Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Prove It All Night! One-Year-Anniversary Show
Saturday, August 1st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat and the gang celebrate one year of monthly live variety show madness this coming Saturday night with the tenth episode from Monty Hall. Featuring some favorite returning guests from the past year including comedians: Christi Chiello, Joe Pera, Brett Davis, and Dan Licata. Music from Sunshine & The Rain and surprise guests as always! 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, the WFMU homepage and Pat's playlist page.


Author Wyndham Wallace
Saturday, August 1st, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Wyndham Wallace author of "Lee, Myself & I: Inside The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood."


The Glamorous Miss Danielle
Wednesday, July 29th, 7pm - 8pm
on
DIFM (Do It For Me) with Pseu Braun
#DIFM welcomes back The Glamorous Miss Danielle, who returns to the LIVE WEBCAM for the first time since Pseu's last fundraising Marathon show in 2014. The live video will be embedded on Pseu's playlist page, and as usual you will be asked to CALL IN AND DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!!


Tim Sweeney
Wednesday, July 29th, Noon - 3pm
on Duane Train

Through his homespun weekly radio show, New York's Tim Sweeney has quietly become one of the most important people in dance music. Beats In Space has just turned 15 years old, making it perhaps the longest running college-radio show in history. Sweeney himself graduated back in 2003, but the show still airs on NYU's station, 89.1 on your FM dial, as well as at beatsinspace.net. He's also a phenomenal DJ, producer and now helms the acclaimed BIS label. The Duane Train is thrilled to have him aboard as a co-conductor this week.


Adam Resnick PLUS Lifeguard Nights
Monday, July 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes writer Adam Resnick and musical guest Lifeguard Nights.


The Gulls
Monday, July 27th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Great new garage band from New York City comes to WFMU to prove that rock and roll is indeed alive and well in the rotting Apple.


Al Margolis of Pogus Productions
Sunday, July 26th, 10pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
Al Margolis, who runs the esteemed experimental-music label Pogus Productions, stops by for his annual visit with Dave. Al will be previewing various upcoming Pogus releases and spinning yet another batch of strange and wonderful rarities from his archive.


Brasil Summerfest Preview with Beco Dranoff
Saturday, July 25th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

For over two decades Béco Dranoff has helped push Brazilian music in new directions, as a producer, manager, and DJ. He's the man behind the groundbreaking Red Hot + Rio collaborative compilation project in support of AIDS-awareness (and the more recent follow-up). And he was founder and head honcho of Crammed Discs' Ziriguiboom sublabel. Red Hot + Rio and Ziriguiboom both spotlighted new artists and new hybrids of electronics, rock and old school Brazilian roots and pop styles. Here in New York, Béco is co-producer of Brasil Summerfest, the city's sensational summer series of new Brazilian music. He joins us tonight to preview this year's Brasil Summerfest, which takes place July 30th through August 8th in various venues around NYC.


Augie Meyers
Saturday, July 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes one of this musical heroes, Augie Meyers of The Sir Douglas Quintet, The Texas Tornados and more. Augie will tell tales of eating apples in a limousine with Bob Dylan, his upcoming Ponderosa Stomp appearance and the new documentary, "Sir Doug and The Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove" amongst other tasty tidbits.


Rick Hall
Saturday, July 25th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Rick Hall the founder of Muscle Shoals, Alabama's FAME recording studios, and architect of The Muscle Shoals Sound. The 83-year-old has just published his autobiography "The Man from Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame."


Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto
Thursday, July 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto will be visiting the studio with Fabio on Thursday to chat, play music, talk about upcoming projects: like Danielle's new book to be published in August, her recently released solo album, Alex's soon to be published memoirs, and any and all Einsturzende Neubauten gossip we can get out of Alex! plus, this visit's musical theme: Spoken Word... tune in Thursday, July 23rd 3-6pm for all the action!


Penelope Houston of the Avengers
Thursday, July 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Although the Avengers formed in 1977, Penelope Houston has never stopped writing music. Her most recent release is a solo record, called On Market Street. She will be on the east coast with The Avengers who are performing at The Bell House Tuesday August 4th. We'll discuss the Avengers, punk history and her solo work during the interview. Please note, she will be on earlier than most guests are scheduled, but will be live on the phone, so Diane can field questions from listeners from the comments board. Check out more of her own material on Penelope.net.


Real Numbers
Wednesday, July 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Over the nine years they've been together the Minneapolis trio Real Numbers have forged a sparse punk/mod sound that shows signs of Television Personalities, The Kinks, and C86 bands, among others. They'll be playing at Pine Box Rock Shop on Friday July 17, Don Pedro on Saturday the 18th, and Cake Shop on Sunday July 19. If you can't make any of those shows then tune in at 9pm on Wednesday night, July 22, to hear them live on WFMU!


Joe Frank - "Mercy"
Wednesday, July 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode entitled "Mercy" from Joe's The Other Side series, airs Weds. July 22nd. A middle-aged man in a dead-end marriage, involved in a dead-end affair, and living a dead-end life takes his wife to Big Sur for a New Year’s vacation. On the beach he has recurring hallucinations of a beautiful young girl flirting with him. But he's not certain they're hallucinations.


Jonathan Hertzberg (Dirty Old New York aka Fun City)
Tuesday, July 21st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Filmmaker, writer, blogger and soundtrack fanatic Jonathan Hertzberg curates this week's installment of Morricone Island. Jonathan's exhaustive knowledge of John Lindsay and Ed Koch-era New York City as portrayed in film can be experienced and enjoyed through his "Dirty Old New York aka Fun City" video series. Whether its the subway, Twin Towers, baseball, punk vs. disco or crooked cops off in the distance, a long-gone NYC is undeniably in the foreground, preserved in all of its glory, as is the music from this era.


Mark Moran of Weird NJ
Tuesday, July 21st, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Mark Moran of Weird NJ and Jesse P. Pollack join Chris T. to discuss their new book Death on the Devil's Teeth: The Strange Murder That Shocked Suburban New Jersey.


Derek Gadino PLUS Steve Levin
Monday, July 20th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes veterinarian Derek Gadino and actor Steve Levin from "Better Call Saul."


Rachel Mason
Monday, July 20th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on Scott Williams's show

Visual artist/filmmaker/musician Rachel Mason (Little Band of Sailors) returns to Scott's show, performing lovely spare & melancholy songs from her film The Lives of Hamilton Fish, screening at Anthology Film Archives on July 21.


El Habib Louai sings Alan Ginsberg and Amiri Baraka in Arabic, plus lots more
Saturday, July 18th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Moroccan Berber poet, scholar, translator and teacher El Habib Louai was inspired to write by the Beat Poets, who famously were inspired by travels to his home country. His love is not unrequited: Habib recently won a scholarship to the Naropa Institute's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics - which was founded by Beat Poets Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Diane di Prima and kindred spirit John Cage. El Habib Louai's work includes translating poetry from English into the Berber language of his home region in southern Morocco, as well as into Classical Arabic. He joins us along with a couple of musical fellow travelers for Arabic-language musical interpretations of poems by Ginsberg and Amiri Baraka as well as Berber sung-poetry and lots more.


Fred Goodman author of "Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll"
Saturday, July 18th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Fred Goodman author of the new biography: "Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out the Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll."


Hookworms, recorded live at the Primavera Sound Festival
Wednesday, July 15th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Hookworms' 2013 full-length Pearl Mystic put them firmly in the forefront of the latest wave of neo-psychedlia, and last year's follow-up The Hum proved that the praise heaped upon them by the likes of Julian Cope and others was well-deserved. The band, based in Leeds, pulls together VU-style drone, Krautrock-style rhythms and repetitions, and the sonic intensity of Spacemen 3 or Wooden Shjips to deliver mesmerizing and catchy heavy jams. Their set at Primavera was one of EFD's favorites, and he's excited to air it in full on Wednesday night, July 15 at 9pm. Don't miss it!


The First women in Rock: the Clinger Sisters
Wednesday, July 15th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Crayons to Perfume with Glynis GirlGroupGirl (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Forget what you've been told in the past, the TRUTH is that the Clingers were the very first all-girl rock band, to be signed to a major label in 1969. On Wed. July 15th at 7pm Crayons to Perfume (on the Rock'n'Soul Ichiban Stream) is very pleased to present drummer Patsy (Walker) Clinger who talks of the ups and downs of being a woman in music in the '60s. She and her sisters had triumphs and pitfalls, but the paved the way for other female rockers!


Live video this week
Wednesday, July 15th, 7pm - 8pm
on
DIFM (Do It For Me) with Pseu Braun
Hot on the heels of last Wednesday's live webcam whipping with Nick the Bard and the recreation of the first fake moon landing three weeks ago, DIFM with Pseu Braun will present another live spectacle this Wednesday at 7pm. The live video will be embedded on Pseu's playlist page, and as usual you will be asked to CALL IN AND DO IT, DO IT, DO IT.


Eszter Balint (pronounced "BAHL-int")
Tuesday, July 14th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

You might know Eszter Balint best as an actress, with key roles in last season's "Louie" on F/X and Jim Jarmusch's "Stranger Than Paradise." But Balint has an alternate role as a songwriter and violinist, with several albums to her credit. Eszster's latest album, "Airless Midnight," has just been released and includes some masterful and provocative guitar work from Chris Cochrane, Marc Ribot, Dave Schramm, with singer/songwriter Sam Phillips on harmonies. Eszter Balint joins Irene for a live set in advance of a show at Joe's Pub July 15th.


The Old Codger fills in for Ragged Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, July 14th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
His lumbago's been acting up, but the Old Codger is a gamer. He'll be filling in for WFMU's Antique Phonograph Hour on Tuesday, July 14, from 8-9pm Eastern, spinning 78 rpm records like they're going outta style. Tune in on your crusty Philco. Spittoons optional.


Roger Miller (Alloy Orchestra/Mission of Burma)
Tuesday, July 14th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Devon E. Levins welcomes Roger Miller of Boston's silent film live score pioneers Alloy Orchestra who will perform their original live score to George Fitzmaurice's "Son of the Sheik" (1926), starring Rudolph Valentino (the greatest lover of the silver screen in his last and greatest role), at Prospect Park's Celebrate Brooklyn on Friday, July 17. The trio is approaching its 25th year with over 30 feature length classic silent film original scores under their collective belts. When not moonlighting as the guitarist/vocalist of post-punk legends Mission of Burma (e.g., Saturday, July 18 at Fenway Park), Roger has held down Alloy Orchestra's keyboard chair since co-founder Caleb Sampson's untimely passing in 1998. Devon and Roger will discuss the upcoming screening and history of the band as well as take a listen to some of its recorded highlights.


The Knowledge: A new Mix from Steinski
Tuesday, July 14th, 3pm - 4:15pm
on
A Rough Mix with Steinski (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Sharpen your chakras, speak fluent Broken English; a further exploration of spoken word audio, containing excerpts from over 80 instructional recordings, covering topics from skeet shooting and handwriting analysis to multi-level marketing and penis enlargement. With musical instructions from Bonnie Raitt, Dinah Washington, Dr. John, Redman, Andre Williams, Ray Bryant, and Shirley Ellis.


Christian Finnegan PLUS Phil Costello
Monday, July 13th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave's guests for tonight are comedian Christian Finnegan and musical guest Phil Costello.


Big Quiet
Sunday, July 12th, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K

The members of Big Quiet know their source material: they drive a direct route from 1980s Athens, GA, up north to Washington, D.C., circa 1994, and blast the C-86 tape the whole ride. But this Brooklyn-based power-jangle trio doesn't play some kind of stoic record-collector rock either: they're loud, they're fun, and frontwoman Marisa Cerio’s Rickenbacker can scorch faces. The band dropped by Burn It Down! to record a live set and celebrate the release of their debut single (produced by the legendary Mitch Easter) out on Unblinking Ear Records, and we couldn’t be happier to have them.


Monk Parker
Sunday, July 12th, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Simmering in the fertile musical casserole of Austin, Texas, Monk Parker brings his shimmering, eloquent songs to WFMU on Sunday, July 12th. At times haunting and mournful, with organ and horns washing over each other in a reverb sea, it perfectly captures the sound of twilight; those hours just before the sky turns completely black. Previously creating music in the bands Parker & Lily and The Low Lows, he is currently on tour to promote his first solo album, “How The Spark Loves The Tinder,” to be released on August 28th on the Bronze Rat label; see him live if you can or hear him on Mary Wing’s show starting at 1 am!


Doogie Horner, Ana Fabrega, live music from Wax Darts and MORE!
Saturday, July 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat airs his ninth late night variety show recorded live from Monty Hall this Saturday night. Featuring stand up comedy from Dougie Horner and Ana Fabrega, live music from Wax Darts, a DJ set from Primitive Sound System, and surprise guests! You can watch the video live on our mobile apps or at wfmu.org.


Remembering Charanjit Singh, Bollywood Synth Guru and Unlikely Acid Jazz Pioneer
Saturday, July 11th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Charanjit Singh was a Bollywood-veteran keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist, not a dance club DJ. But he has been called an “acid jazz pioneer” for his early 80s electronic transformation of Indian classical music, the LP Synthesizing - Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat.

Sadly, Singh passed away this past Sunday. On this week's show we'll hear an interview recorded last summer with Charanjit Singh and Dutch DJ and Producer Thee J Johanz, Singh's collaborator on recent live performances. And we'll enjoy highlights from their July 27th, 2014 Lincoln Center Out of Doors performance.


Thee Tsunamis Play Live
Saturday, July 11th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes the darlings of Bloomington, Indiana...Thee Tsunamis! Saturday Night Sweetheart, their new album on Magnetic South, marries the New York Dolls’ gutter-glam attitude with the sound of Brill Building teen-sploitation, to a much bloodier effect. From heart-in-a-blender tales and drag-race party anthems to the title track’s proto-punk pyrotechnics, these 12 tunes are as catchy as they are cutting and together they tell a story as old as time: what the men don’t know, the little girls understand.

Be sure to see them live later that evening at Elvis Guesthouse!


Johnny Farina
Saturday, July 11th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Johnny Farina who as half of Santo And Johnny (with his brother Santo Farina) had a #1 hit with "Sleepwalk" in 1959.


Joanna Sternberg
Saturday, July 11th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Hearing Joanna Sternberg's album "Lullaby to Myself", Jeffrey was struck by how reminiscent it was of folk albums of the 1950s, with a kind of sound seldom heard nowadays, as most singer-songwriters are busy mining the 1960s and 1970s. As with the songs from the dawn of the "folk revival", Joanna's draw upon the country and folk songs of the pre-war era, and mirror their straightforward lyrics and simple but beautiful melodies.


Rik Letendre
Thursday, July 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Rik Letendre, erstwhile guitarist & keyboard player for Circle X will be Fabio's guest for 3 hours of record playing, name calling and general mischievousness. Tune in for the good times!


Bob Suren, Author of "Crate Digger"
Thursday, July 9th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Bob Suren's Crate Digger is a unique book. Each chapter is about a particular punk album. Bob traces his discovery of punk, and obsession with underground music through the book, chapter by chapter, unfolding his life alongside his favorite records. Bob owned Sound Idea records near Tampa, as well as the label Burrito Records - none which would have been possible if it weren't for his immersion in the world of discovering underground music. Bob will be live, listeners can post questions for him via the comments board.


Joe Frank - "The Dictator, Part 2"
Wednesday, July 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "The Dictator, Part 2," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. July 8th. In this episode, the dictator reflects on the despicable act of sending to war a nation’s most valuable resource, its young men, while worthless housewives, children, and old people are spared. The country undergoes a siege, and cut off from the rest of civilization creates six "themed cities" to reflect the world as it used to be. When the city receives the gift of a Trojan Horse, scholars attempt to interpret General Ibrahim’s prophetic dream.


Monika
Wednesday, July 8th, Noon - 3pm
on Duane Train

Monika was already a platinum-selling star in her native Greece when, on a trip to New York in 2012, she made a pilgrimage to Dunham Sounds Studios Brooklyn headquarters to see where some of her favorite artists from the Daptone soul scene. Almost on a whim, Monika knocked on the door, and Homer Steinweiss (founding member of the Dap-Kings & Menahan Street Band) answered. Soon she was playing her own demos from her phone for Homer and Thomas Brenneck (MSB, Budos Band, etc). The connection was immediate, and in the following months, Monika and Homer worked together crafting the sound and the songs that would become Monika's first international release, out October 2 on Other Music Recording Co. "Secret In The Dark" was recorded by Steinweiss and Brenneck at Dunham, with Homer producing, and a band featuring Steinweiss, Brenneck, Nick Movshon, Victor Axelrod, Leon Michels, and others from the Brooklyn scene. A blend of organic ‘70s-styled left field disco, ‘80s art-pop, and much more, the record puts Monika’s incredible voice and talents as a songwriter and performer into a completely new context, and also pushes Homer and the band in directions they have rarely explored before. Duane Train is super excited to have her anther band play live in the studio ahead of their 7/8/15 show at Union Pool in Williamsburg Brooklyn.


Circuit des Yeux
Wednesday, July 8th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Since around 2008, Circuit des Yeux, (aka Haley Fohr) has been blazing a trail of wholly original, hypnotically idiosyncratic releases, that embrace the electronic long-form as often as they convey an earthy, acoustic-plus-electroacoustic solo song-craft. Haley's unearthly tenor and haunting compositions will recall everything from Fairport Convention, to Scott Walker's more-recent experiments, to sonic-collage bizarros like Cremation Lily. My Castle of Quiet is excited to host Circuit des Yeux (with accompanist Ryan Jewell), as they zip through our area on tour, with a local show at Trans-Pecos on July 2. Circuit des Yeux's latest full-length, In Plain Speech, is a dazzler, on Thrill Jockey records.


Morricone Iceland
Tuesday, July 7th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island highlights the work of Icelandic film composers with an obvious focus on the scores of Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson (a frequent collaborator with director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Bjork, Psychic TV, Current 93, Sigur Ros and Sugarcubes singer Einar Örn and guitarist Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson), as well as a sampling of scores by Ólafur Arnalds, Johann Johansson and Atli Orvarsson.


Aerial View 4th of July Asbury Park
Tuesday, July 7th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Join Chris T., Mrs. T. and their friends as they bicycle over to Asbury Park for a rendezvous with fireworks and FMU favorites Dave The Spazz and Glen Jones on this red, white and blue Aerial View!


Sewers
Tuesday, July 7th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Scornful sludge out of Brisbane, Australia; these gentlemen swing through WFMU on their US tour bringing their finely tuned and dashed to bits brand knuckle-dragging postpunk. Their newest LP Weight is out shortly on Homeless Records, and New Yorkers can catch them live June 30th at Alphaville with Cyanide Tooth and Ballroom.


Nick Stevens
Monday, July 6th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes comedian/Bostonian Nick Stevens.


The Coffin Daggers
Monday, July 6th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Thee dynamic NYC instrumental rock and roll combo is back and makes its long-awaited return to WFMU!


The third annual Independence Day Weekend "All Covers" Stay-at-home Party!
Sunday, July 5th, Midnight - 3am
on
100% Whatever with Mary Wing
What better way to enjoy your July 4th holiday weekend than with three hours of your favorite songs performed by other artists? Join Mary Wing in wee early hours of Sunday morning for another edition of the "party-where-you-are" series; this time celebrating the time-honored tradition of musical re-interpretation!


Midnight Matinee: "Independence Day"
Saturday, July 4th, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

As the clock strikes midnight, Friday turns to Saturday, and July 4th begins, Rich Hazelton will present another edition of John Schnall's Midnight Matinee, focusing on the film Independence Day. So put on your red white and blue and get ready to kick some alien butt, Broadway style.


Prosciutto di Parma: Night Bus
Friday, July 3rd, 6am - 9am
on
Micah's show
Prosciutto di Parma, the only living expert of “Night Bus” and “Late Night Grocery Run” music, will be Micah's guest as they explore this unknown micro genre.


Gene October of Chelsea
Thursday, July 2nd, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's guest is Gene October, founding member and vocalist of punk legends, Chelsea. They have a new album out, "Saturday Night/Sunday Morning," that is getting rave reviews. We'll hear some of the record and talk about his 35+ year history immersed in the punk world of the UK. He will be on air live, so listeners can post questions via the comments board.


Brontez Purnell on Radio Harvester
Wednesday, July 1st, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
Brontez Purnell (of Younger Lovers, Gravy Train!!!, The Brontez Purnell Dance Company, author of Fag School and co-author of The Cruising Diaries with Janelle Hessig) talks to Colin about growing up queer and black in the Deep South, finding punk, his familial history in Oakland, studying and performing dance as an extension of punk performance. Tune in at 8pm Wednesday during Infinite Distortion to hear this True American Weirdo talk sh*t on the garage rock scene, the Midwest, everyone else from Alabama.


Unholy Two
Wednesday, July 1st, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Unholy Two are an insane, full-throttle punk band from Columbus, Ohio. They can manage a brutal pendulum of doom-stoner groove as adeptly as a pounding, brittle 2/2. Some of their latest material is a bludgeoning noise-march of the highest order, and they're swinging through the NY area on tour, laying it all down. ...They cover a wide map, but always sound like Unholy Two. Their 2014 album, Talk About Hardcore (on 12XU), is an unrelenting masterpiece that will shake loose the cobwebs of the dullest minds and tightest anuses. WFMU is excited to host them on next week's My Castle of Quiet—"can't f***ing wait" is more like it. ...Live set begins at 12:15 a.m.


Matt Keating
Tuesday, June 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Eleven albums in Matt Keating still has such an easy feel for words and melodies that roll off the tongue. On Matt's latest, "This Perfect Crime," there's no shortage of the great story-songs laiden with catchy hooks and dark, meaningful lyrics that he's known for. Matt Keating returns to Irene's show for a live set.


The Writhing Squares
Tuesday, June 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Welcoming a heavy psychedelic punk breeze from Philadelphia today on the show; the Writhing Squares are a bass and sax-slash-synth duo made up of fellows who have collaborated in such heady combos as Purling Hiss, Ecstatic Vision, and Spacin'. They just issued a new 7" single and have a split cassette out with the band Igneous Eyes. Good times promised!


Gorilla Chief
Monday, June 29th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

You are gonna go ape for this wild new Brooklyn garage rock and roll combo!


Extreme Metal Formal Brunch
Monday, June 29th, 9am - Noon
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Kick it old school with three hours of early extreme metal in the AM! Classics and deep cuts of Death Metal, Grindcore and Black Metal, separated into three parts so it doesn't get too messy. For the uninitiated: find out what those words mean; for fans: complete and violent satisfaction! The noise won't stop until you've had enough. RSVP / black tie required.


Jon Fine
Sunday, June 28th, 10pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
Jon Fine was co-founder of the bands Bitch Magnet, Coptic Light, and Don Caballero. He’ll be discussing his new memoir “Your Band Sucks,” about the trials and tribulations of trying to make it as an indie-rock star in 1990s America, and maybe spinning some obscure records.


Irka Mateo: Music of the Dominican Republic and more
Saturday, June 27th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Singer, songwriter and folklorist Irka Mateo began her career performing Brazilian music before returning to her roots in the Dominican Republic. She immersed herself in Dominican folk music, popular religion and indigenous Taino culture. and incorporated what she learned into her debut solo album Anacaona. Now she's branching out again with new globally-inspired songs that she'll perform at a big show Tuesday July 14th at Joe's Pub. We'll learn about about Irka Mateo's music and her musical explorations tonight on WFMU.


Mick Collins interview and DJ set
Saturday, June 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes legendary Detroit rocker Mick Collins. He will be spinning some hep platters he picked up on a recent European tour and also chat about The Gories, The Dirtbombs, the Detroit music scene new and old and much more.


Hugh Cornwell
Thursday, June 25th, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Hugh Cornwell is on tour right now and will be checking in from the road at 1pm! Locally, he can be seen at The Good Room in Brooklyn on June 30th. Other tour dates are listed on hughcornwell.com.


Joe Frank - "The Dictator, Part 1"
Wednesday, June 24th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "The Dictator, Part 1," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. June 24th. Having cheated death after a devastating drought and a brutal invasion by cannibals, Joe becomes autocratic ruler of a tribe. He weaves stories about an unfortunate seller of precious oil and about the Dirt Boy who sprouted his own vegetables and became a self-sufficient ecosystem.


Kurt presents a 5-hr Ornette Coleman tribute special (fill-in for Destination:Out and Nazario Scenario)
Wednesday, June 24th, 9am - 2pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Miniature Minotaurs returns to the webways as Kurt Gottschalk sits in for the vacationing Destination: Out and Nazzario Scenario with a five-hour tribute to the late Ornette Coleman. One of the primary architects of American music in the 20th Century, Coleman died June 11 at the age of 85. Tune in from 9am to 2pm EST for an immersion into his harmolodic mastery.


Musette Explosion
Tuesday, June 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

The virtuosic trio, Musette Explosion, approaches Parisian dancehall music with a modernistic yet vintage-style flair. Led by Accordionist Will Holshouser, a composer who's enjoyed many of musical collaborations, the trio is filled out by Guitarist Matt Munisteri, whose love of Willard Robison's music led to his album appreciation called "Still Runnin' Round in the Wilderness" and Tuba-player Marcus Rojas, a regular with Spanish Fly and Les Miserables Brass Band. Musette Explosion swings by the WFMU studios for a live performance.


James Horner R.I.P.
Tuesday, June 23rd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island pays tribute to film composer James Horner who died yesterday at the age of 61 in a plane crash in Los Padres Forest near Santa Barbara, California. Although Horner will likely be best remembered for his blockbuster scores to Braveheart, Avatar and (the best-selling orchestral film soundtrack of all-time) Titanic, host Devon E. Levins will highlight some of his personal favorites from earlier in Horner's 100-plus career which began in the late 1970's.


Experimental Cassette Culture with guest Ryan Martin of Dais Records
Tuesday, June 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Ryan Martin of Dais Records and Robert & Leopold Tapes returns once again to Brian's show to share a treasure trove of experimental cassettes from the 1980's thru present, once again with live accuplaylist tape artwork as it rolls.


Ted Shumaker PLUS Anni Rossi
Monday, June 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes comedian/radio host Ted Shumaker and musician Anni Rossi.


The Britemores
Monday, June 22nd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

First trip to new York area for a brand new Detroit rock and roll supergroup featuring Jonny Chan (New Dynasty 6, Split Signals), Jeff Meier (Detroit Cobras/Rocket 455/ Nathaniel Mayer/ Gino Washington), Adam Stanfel (Melvin Davis, the Party Stompers) and Jerry Barterian (Hysteric Narcotics).


Special Guests: Spook School!
Sunday, June 21st, 7pm - 10pm
on
Hello Children with Faye
This week only on Hello Children with Faye! Faye welcomes SPOOK SCHOOL from Edinburg, Scottland. Purveyors of contemporary genuine gender smashing pop music. Recently in town for the NY Pop Festival, we were lucky enough to have them stop by & grace us with a melody & a message or two about being non-binary ;)


The Annual Summer Soul-stice, with Debbie D
Sunday, June 21st, 5pm - 7pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
Bestowing the humblest of apologies preemptively to any antipodean fans of soul music who may choose to listen, show host Gaylord Fields reunites with WFMU Rock & Soul Ichiban webstream programmer extraordinaire Debbie D for the annual Summer Soul-stice program. This hand-clapping, finger-snapping, toe-tapping, hip-shaking, body-quaking, back-breaking, bona fide, certified, Southern fried, energetic, authentic and Northern Hemisphere—centric tradition of airing nothing but the cream of Sixties soul 45s during the solstice has endured for more than 20 years, practically elevating it to a pagan rite in and of itself.


Birdstriking
Sunday, June 21st, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Although Birdstriking’s debut 2012 LP received limited distribution in China due to its socially critical lyrics, it gained a diehard following in the Beijing underground music scene. The record’s mix of tuneful hooks, calculated psych-noise meltdowns, precision rhythmic structure, and brash lyrical frankness quickly cemented them as the frontrunner of a new generation of young Beijing rockers with an equal mix of heart, grit, and vision. Now on their first North American tour, coinciding with the official international release of their album on June 2, 2015 by A Recordings, Birdstriking brings the new sound of young China to WFMU; hear them at 1 am on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing!


Author Sheree Homer
Saturday, June 20th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Sheree Homer author of "Dig That Beat! Interviews with Musicians at the Root of Rock ’n’ Roll."


Innerstellarmedium on a special edition of Tarot With Me, Stanley
Saturday, June 20th, 3am - 6am
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with DJ Stashu
On this episode the Innerstellarmedium talks about the past, the present and the future. Call in if you would like your fortune to be told, or tune it if you want to catch some psychic electromagnetic waves.


Child Abuse
Friday, June 19th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nick Name's show
On Nick Name's first ever session , Child Abuse drop by the WFMU studio's to record songs from their latest LP 'Trouble In Paradise.' Bassist/vocalist Tim Dahl (Lydia Lunch Retrovirus), drummer Oran Canfield, and Keyboardist Eric Lau showcase their unique sound, which has been described as 'somewhere in between noise, metal, and avant-jazz. LINK: https://www.facebook.com/childabusetheband


Cold Beat
Wednesday, June 17th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
San Francisco's Cold Beat was started by Hannah Lew as an outlet for songs she'd been working on while playing in Grass Widow, but "didn't feel like Grass Widow songs." With that band on unannounced and indefinite hiatus, Lew completed those songs and continued writing on her own, releasing an EP in 2013 and the full-length album Over Me (Crime On The Moon) last year with a band that also includes former Erase Errata drummer Bianca Sparta. Reviewers struggled to put the album's sound in a familiar box, describing it variously as "surf-rock," "post-punk," "punkish," "poppy" and (gasp) "new wave." You can decide for yourself when Cold Beat play live on The Evan "Funk" Davies show Wednesday, June 17, at 9pm.


Brian Wilson Birthday Bash
Wednesday, June 17th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Brian Wilson turns 73 on June 20. That's as good an excuse as any to spend three hours playing and analyzing his music. On June 17th, Irwin invites Beach Boys historian (and occasional drummer) Dennis Diken down for an afternoon of deep cuts, session tracks, outtakes, rarities, and sonic artifacts that demonstrate why Brian Wilson is a musical science project.


The Music of Christopher Lee Films
Tuesday, June 16th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island pays a film music tribute to Sir Christopher Lee, the Master of Horror, who passed away at the age of 93 on June 7. Lee was best known as Count Dracula in the Hammer Horror Films but his career spanned nearly nearly 70 years with over 250 film and television credits including those of Lord Summerisle in 1973's The Wicker Man, Bond villain Francis Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun, Count Dooku in the Star Wars series, and Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. He will be missed but fortunately his work will live on forever.


Tony Ortega on Aerial View to Discuss Scientology
Tuesday, June 16th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
On Aerial View this Tuesday 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 discusses his new book The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, 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 was also seen in Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary Going Clear, (based on the Lawrence Wright 2013 book of the same name.


The Kurt Baker Band
Monday, June 15th, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Kurt Baker is a singer, songwriter and rock n’ roll performer from Portland, Maine who has always gone by the famous saying “Have a Good Time All the Time”. Now residing in Spain, Kurt and band stop by WFMU during a rare (these days) New York appearance.


Live from Monty Hall, taped on May 30th: Michelle Wolf, Matt Koff, Primitive Sound System and music from The Hamiltons!
Saturday, June 13th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Pat broadcasts his eighth variety show recorded live from Monty Hall on May 30th. With stand up comedy from Michelle Wolf and Matt Koff! Also, making their WFMU debut that night will be The Hamiltons from Toronto Canada! And a DJ set from Primitive Sound System! 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, the WFMU homepage and Pat's playlist page.


Spider Bags
Saturday, June 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Merge Recording stars Spider Bags kick out the jams live on Todd-O-Phonic Todd's show 6/13. This stellar 3 piece combo features 3 Jersey high school pals including former D.C. Snipers member Dan McGee. Their high energy brand of unruly rock'n'roll is wonderfully displayed on their most recent album, Frozen Letter, and will be just the thing for a Saturday afternoon. Be sure and catch them opening for Ex Hex at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 6/12 and appearing with local heroes The Ribeye Brothers (performing with The Detroit Cobras @ Monty Hall on 7/17) at The Anchor's Bend in Asbury Park on 6/13.


Urochromes on Infinite Distortion
Wednesday, June 10th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
Two Western Mass wastrels unite to choke out snotty reflections on our pitiful planet over catchy, bold riffs that demand your attention as much as their progenitors demand sympathy. Driven by a drum machine fever and a panicked sense of imminent mortality, Urochromes are one of the best punk bands currently scratching out meaning from this parched earth. Hear them on Infinite Distortion on June 10th, at 8pm Eastern.



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