Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Peter Biedermann
Tuesday, September 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Despite relocating from New jersey to Arizona, guitarist Peter Biedermann still manages to find many outlets and inspirations for his music. Now mostly an acoustic guitarist, Biedermann is still influenced by the likes of musicians Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, David Torn, and incorporates electronics to fill out his lush soundscape. Peter Biedermann is back on tour of the East coast, and makes a stop by Irene's show to play live.


Suzanne Ciani
Tuesday, September 27th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Modular synth pioneer, composer, sound designer and classically-trained pianist Suzanne Ciani discusses her first solo performance in NYC since 1975. Ciani is not only the first female composer to score a major Hollywood film (Joel Schumacher's 1981 "The Incredible Shrinking Woman"), but even more well known for her sound design for films such as "The Stepford Wives" (1975) and "Fame" (1980), and commercial work for the likes of Atari, PBS and Coca Cola (e.g., the famous "Pop and Pour" sound logo), not to mention providing the analog synths for Meco's disco version of the "Star Wars" soundtrack and the "rocket flight" in Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight." Recent releases by Finders Keepers have brought her music to the attention of an all new generation of fans.


Comedian Brett Davis PLUS music from Crushed Out
Monday, September 26th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Watch the debate with Dave on in the background at least as he welcomes comedian Brett Davis and scorching hot Brooklyn/New Hampshire rock duo Crushed Out to Studio A for important chitchat about various topics of great importance. Also, Dave talks about his recent invasion of Europe and how he got a lot of stickers, which is great for him.


Peals
Sunday, September 25th, 5pm - 8pm
on Hello Children with Faye

This week Faye welcomes the rolling, bell-embroidered soundscapes of Peals from Baltimore to WFMU. Comprised of only two members: William Cashion from Future Islands and Bruce Willen from Double Dagger, Peals evoke multi-dimensional, emotionally pregnant instrumentals that have the capacity to both soothe and inspire. Their record "Walking Field" was one of Faye's Favorites in 2013! Their new record "Honey" was just released September 16th on Friends Records.


Chook Race PLUS Eric Friedl of Goner Records and the Oblivians
Sunday, September 25th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
When executed properly, there's simply no beating simple, jangly guitar pop. And rest assured, the Australian trio Chook Race is definitely proper. Formed in 2010, the band released a handful of singles and tapes before hooking up with the Trouble In Mind label in 2016 for its debut full-length, "Around the House." Wistful, catchy, peppy, Chook Race possesses everything discerning listeners could ask for in a pop band. The gang drops by Burn It Down! Sunday, September 25 for a live set. Tune in and be convinced.

Boasting a roster that includes, among many others, the Black Lips, Kid Congo, Buck Biloxi, Blind Shake, Fred and Toody Cole, Counter Intuits, and the original line-up of the Reining Sound, the long-running Memphis music festival Gonerfest officially becomes a teenager this year with its thirteenth installment. Goner Records and Gonerfest founder Eric Friedl (aka Eric Oblivian) calls in to Burn It Down! to discuss the history of the fest, his favorite moments over the years, the best BBQ in Bluff City, (possibly) the Grizz, and so much more.


Gorilla
Saturday, September 24th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Gorilla invade The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Japanese Power Pop sensations have been conquering The East Coast this week. Catch them live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show Saturday afternoon and Saturday night at Union Pool with Baby Shakes and others.


Gary Wilson
Friday, September 23rd, 9am - Noon
on
Marty McSorley's show
Endicottian man of mystery Gary Wilson returns to the WFMU studios for the first time in almost 15 years. Tune in for this live set sure to be full of hits that only this man could be responsible for. With Gary on board, Friday morning on WFMU equals make out.


Tim Abdellah Fuson of Moroccan Tape Stash
Wednesday, September 21st, 7pm - 10pm
on Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ethnomusicologist, bass player, guinbri thumper, groove researcher, Gnawa muhibb and Moroccan cassette collector extraordinaire Tim Abdellah Fuson stops by the Bodega to talk about and play his favorite Moroccan tracks – some of it never shared on his legendary blog.


The Amazing Kreskin
Wednesday, September 21st, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Emily and Kimzilla (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Renowned mentalist the Amazing Kreskin will be live in the studio this Wednesday night on In Real Life with Emily and Kimzilla! Tune in this Wednesday 9/21 from 7-8pm EST to hear the broadcast from the future...or visit the show page to watch live video feed of the show! Special guest Angel Eyedealism also featured on the air.


Tom Wilson's Music Factory Featuring the Velvet Underground
Wednesday, September 21st, 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. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes tri-weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On September 21, we'll hear the legendary Velvet Underground episode in which Lou Reed and John Cale are interviewed by Wilson, the man who signed them and produced their first two albums. Reed discusses how he plans to musicalize any person's entire life. Cale talks about a French professor who invented a death ray, then explains how music can cause or cure global warming. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


DJ Nature (BLT fills in for Duane)
Wednesday, September 21st, Noon - 3pm
on
Radio BLT
On Wednesday BLT guest conducts the train for Duane and will have DJ Nature back for a second and final (at least for the foreseeable future) appearance on WFMU. After living in NYC since the mid '90s DJ Nature is making his way back to the UK. BLT will have him on for one last live mix session at around 1pm, followed by an interview to discuss forthcoming releases, his favorite records and some NYC memories.


Worthless
Wednesday, September 21st, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

The lightless, air-deprived basements of New Jersey are more-than-valid inspiration for the darker music arts (and yes we have woods as well!), which brings us to local maniacs Worthless. Worthless give a dense, raging performance, with great songs and musicianly chops. That's not to say they don't also keep it ugly 'n' raw. These guys are ROOTED. Worthless join us to celebrate the release of their debut full-length.


The Secret Sea
Tuesday, September 20th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Back in the early 2000s, Israeli born Amit Erez started taking his first steps as a musician, infusing his music with influences from folk-rock favorites like Elliott Smith, The Decemberists and Nick Drake. Two band projects and a solo album later, Erez took over his last band's name as his own, now performing as The Secret Sea. Amit recently relocated to Portland, Oregon and just played his first NYC show. He had an extra night available, so The Secret Sea will play live on Irene's show.


Paul Haslinger (Tangerine Dream)
Tuesday, September 20th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Paul Haslinger discusses his latest Lakeshore Records release for "Halt and Catch Fire," the AMC TV series currently in its 3rd season depicting the personal computer boom of the early 1980's set in Dallas, Texas aka Silicon Prairie. Paul got his start with Tangerine Dream in the 80's recording 15 albums with the band (including the soundtracks for "Miracle Mile," "Near Dark" and "Three O'Clock High") before scoring on his own for "Crank," "Underworld" and most recently AMC's "Fear The Walking Dead" TV series and the upcoming "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter." Paul has also worked with the likes of Jon Hassell, Lustmord, Fennesz, Jason Falkner, Nona Hendryx and Graeme Revelle.


Let’s Eat Grandma
Tuesday, September 20th, 6am - 9am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

As thick as thieves, as sharp as knives, as like-minded as twins, the wildly imaginative multi-instrumentalists Rosa and Jenny, both 17, met when they were 4 years old at their local kindergarten in Norwich, England and have been inseparable ever since. The debut album “I, Gemini” was recently released on Transgressive Records and it's received accolades from Rolling Stone, NPR, Pitchfork, Spin, Fader and The New Yorker. Their music is danceable, occasionally creepy, and wonderfully weird; bringing to mind the sounds of Tricky, CocoRosie, and early Kate Bush. Hear them live on Mary Wing’s show on Tuesday at 8 am, then see them perform later that same day at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, or at Club Berlin in Manhattan on the 21st, and finally at Bar Le Ritz in Montreal on the 23rd.


Oh Boland
Sunday, September 18th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
It wouldn't be inaccurate to locate Oh Boland somewhere on the spectrum between their Emerald Isle counterparts of yore in the Belfast Good Vibrations scene and the shambolic aesthetic of the TVPs and their ilk. But, more important, this Irish trio makes it clear just how exciting and fresh the here and now is for fans of DIY kitchen-sink punk, indie, and all points in between. The band drops by Burn It Down! for a live set on Sunday, September 18, en route to Memphis for Gonerfest. You can also catch them at the Cake Shop on Friday, September 16.


Craig Bell
Sunday, September 18th, 3am - 6am
on Spin Age Blasters

Join us on September 18th as Spin Age Blasters celebrates its new Saturday night (Sun morn) slot with a special WFMU live session from Craig Bell and his band. Craig has been playing rock n' roll for over four decades, beginning with the massively influential Cleveland protopunk bands Rocket From The Tombs and Mirrors. But Craig never stopped making great rock n' roll, as his new LP ('aka Darwin Layne') collection on Ever/Never attests. Listen as Craig takes you on a historic, yet still completely relevant, tour through his many musical offerings over the years. To accompany this live set, your host Creamo Coyl will be bracketing the session with an all-Cleveland musical line-up of Mr. Bell's peers. Come join the Spin Age!


Reverend Billy and The Fiery Eagles of Justice
Saturday, September 17th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday, Pat welcomes the reverent and spiritual Reverend Billy Talen for some night time preaching, singing and then some. He won't have the Stop Shopping Choir with him, but rather a newer project called: The Fiery Eagles of Justice, featuring: Jason Candler from the Hungry March Band on sax and Brendan Burke from "Orange Is The New Black" on drums. Reverend Billy will also be discussing his new book "The Earth Wants YOU", published by City Lights Books. Earthalujah!


Palestinian musician / composer Ramzi Aburedwan and Dal`ouna Ensemble
Saturday, September 17th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Ramzi Aburedwan is not just a great musician and composer. He's music director of the Palestine National Arabic Music Ensemble. He's founder and director of Al Kamandjati, a non-profit that supports musical education for Palestinian children, especially those in refugee camps. And he's the subject of the recently published book Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan. The book chronicles Ramzi's transformation from a frustrated kid growing up in a refugee camp in Palestine into an acclaimed classical and Arabic musician.
Ramzi also leads the Arabic-French Dal`ouna Ensemble - who join us live on the air after kicking off a two-week east coast tour with shows at Le Poisson Rouge Thursday night September 15th and Clifton NJ High School Auditorium Friday night September 16th. Get to know this great man and his music on this week's show!


Mystic Braves PLUS Cozy PLUS Allah-Las DJ set
Saturday, September 17th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Mystic Braves bring their unique brand of modernized late 1966 psychedelia all the way from Echo Park to Jersey City for a live performance on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Their recent album Days Of Yesteryear (Lollipop Records) is a smorgasbord for the senses. See The Mystic Braves perform at Rough Trade later that Saturday.

Todd-O-Phonic Todd presents a Glam Slam with Cozy! These Minnesota maulers have channeled Mud and Sweet like nobody since Chinn and Chapman. Hear them perform hits like "Kiss Me Dummy" and "Cola Shock Kids" live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show and also at Berlin on Friday 9/16 and Union Pool on Saturday 9/17

Allah-Las DJ set! Check out what inspires the gorgeous and pulsating sounds of The Allah-Las when they records and talk with Mr. Todd. The Allah-Las new album on Mexican Summer, Calico Review, continues their remarkable winning streak. The Allah-Las are appearing Friday 9/16 and Saturday 9/17 at Baby's All Right.


Brinsley Schwarz band member Ian Gomm and Author John Blaney
Saturday, September 17th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats Brinsley Schwarz band member Ian Gomm (named "Best Rhythm Guitarist" by NME in 1971) and author John Blaney about their new book “Brinsley Schwarz: Happy Doing What We’re Doing” about legendary Pub Rockers.


The Piggies
Thursday, September 15th, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

The Piggies will be opening the festivities at the October 1st Monty Hall basharoo with Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, but before that they'll drop by Music To Spazz By with a dose of their distinctive brand of rock 'n' roll that all the kids clamor for!


Joe Frank - "Karma 4"
Wednesday, September 14th, 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. September 14, we'll present "Karma 4" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe and his girlfriend Kate, on the verge of a breakup, visit a new-age therapist who kneels before them and implores them to love one another. Joe's friend Larry has an affair with a neighbor, after which his wife and children all but disown him. Kate wants to make love, Joe is tired, so Kate attacks Joe with her fists. Throughout these psychodramas, Zen master Jack Kornfield offers parables.


Ilan Eshkeri
Tuesday, September 13th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

British composer Ilan Eshkeri joins Devon in the studio to discuss his latest score for "Dancer," a documentary on Ukranian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin. Ilan has well over 50 film, documentary and television credits to his name, including the scores to "Kick Ass," "Still Alice," "Alan Partridge," "Stardust," "Coriolanus," "Hannibal Rising" and David Attenborough's "Great Barrier Reef" and "Natural History Museum Alive," as well as collaborations with David Gilmour, Annie Lennox and Amon Tobin. Ilan got his start working with soundtrack composers Michael Kamen and Edward Shearmur.


Real Numbers
Tuesday, September 13th, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Minneapolis power pop powerhouse Real Numbers stop by the WFMU studios to melt our cold, jaded hearts. After years of releasing hit 7" singles, the band is finally dropping a full length LP called "Wordless Wonder" next month. Catch them Fri Sept 9th at Cake Shop and don't miss their set on WFMU: you'll be holding someone's hand by the time they're done.


Patric Quade of iwaspoisoned.com PLUS comedian/musician Mark Douglas
Monday, September 12th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Goddamn Dave Hill Show

Tonight Dave welcomes Patrick Quade, creator of iwaspoisoned.com, a website where people report where they got food poisoning. Also, comedian/musician Mark Douglas from the insanely popular Key of Awesome YouTube channel swings by for radio good times!


Baby Shakes Guest DJ set
Saturday, September 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
New York's sweetest glam pop quartet The Baby Shakes will be spinning some of their favorite glam, power pop and rock'n'roll sounds, both old and new, on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. This quartet is so high energy they will force Todd to turn it up a notch or two. Don't miss Baby Shakes at Berlin Friday September 16th with Cozy and The Jeanies!


Jo Tanz of the Tanzprocesz label
Friday, September 9th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Jo Tanz is a French artist who's created deliriously skewed DIY noise and electronic soundscapes as Fusiller, Opera Mort (with Elg), DMZ, Popeye Placenta, and the mighty Reines d'Angleterres (with Elg & Ghédalia Tazartès). Jo also runs his own label and since 2003 Tanzprocesz has released the likes of Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Baer, Joke Lanz, Smegma, Robedoor, Kevin Shields, and Ghédalia Tazartès. Tune in for an interview and a guest dj set filled to the gills with music from across the Atlantic, unreleased Jo Tanz nuggets and upcoming Tanzprocesz releases!


Noel Martin of Menace
Thursday, September 8th, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

The last time Menace, '77 Brit Punk band came to the US, they recorded at WFMU on Sept 10, 2001, and Diane actually shot photos of them outside in front of the WTC. Since then they have released 4 albums, several compilations, 7"s and a DVD, AND they are heading back to the East Coast for a tour! Diane speaks to drummer Noel Martin about their upcoming trip and catches up with him about their Menacing adventures since those days!


Brix Smith Start
Tuesday, September 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Brix Smith Start returns to Brian Turner's show a little more than a year after his marathon 6-hour radio extravaganza on The Fall, where the band's former guitarist and former Mrs. Mark E. Smith first appeared on WFMU. Since then, Brix has released her memoir, The Rise, The Fall, and the Rise (Faber Books) chronicling her American upbringing and eventual relocation to Manchester to help guide the 1980's version of The Fall into a new realm and higher public profile. The book documents her rollercoaster period of success and turmoil before landing on her feet in Britain's TV and fashion world (and a recent cameo in the Ab Fab movie!). Last month, Brix invited Brian to visit her London home she shares with her husband and her pugs Pixie and Gladys, where they sat down and talked about her long strange trip, and current return to rock with her new band The Extricated. We'll also be playing some Adult Net, live Extricated, and more live Fall material.


Kaz Mirblouk
Tuesday, September 6th, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Kill those end-of-summer blues as the warming sounds of Kaz Mirblouk's laid back, surf-laden pop with punk/garage overtones washes over you. Hailing from California, the band has just released a new album called "Imitate, Intimidate" on Lolipop Records.


Chris Reifert from Autopsy and Death PLUS comedian Bob Walles
Monday, September 5th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave is rocking into September like damn hurricane as he welcomes death metal legend Chris Reifert from Autopsy and Death to Studio A for radio good times. Also, comedian Bob Walles swings by to take things to the next level, give the finger to that level, and then keep on moving to the next level after that.


Jeff Feuerzeug, Director of: Author: The JT LeRoy Story
Saturday, September 3rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday, Pat welcomes documentary filmmaker, Jeff Feuerzeug on Prove It All Night for a special interview as he gears up for the premier of his latest film: "Author: The JT LeRoy Story," which premiers next Friday September 9th at the Sunshine Theater. They'll also discuss Jeff's other great works including: "The Devil and Daniel Johnston," "The Real Rocky", and it's upcoming narrative adaptation, "The Bleeder!"


Led Zeppelin Palantír Picnic
Thursday, September 1st, 9am - Noon
on Imaginary Radio with Chris M.

An alternate reality version of the first four Led Zeppelin albums via covers, original versions and general weirdness. Presented in order under the direct supervision of Gandalf. Bring snacks!


Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, August 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
The annual visit from our pal Tom Lax, bringing up yet another assortment of obscuro and extremely special 7" singles wax from Siltbreeze headquarters in Philadelphia. If you've checked out this special in past years you know that you will certainly be hearing a lot of DIY/post-punk and general oddball stuff you will probably not hear anywhere else (and see as well, as we will be posting the sleeve art on the playlist page live). Not to be missed!


Comedian Marlena Rodriguez and Musician Julian Velard
Monday, August 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Studio A is still smoldering from YngDave's visit last week as Dave welcomes comedian Marlena Rodriguez and musician Julian Velard to the show to fan the flames and whatnot. Also, Danne D brings cookies probably.


Former Governor, JIM MCGREEVEY! Live music from HOUND, Robert Dean, Primitive Sound System and MORE!
Saturday, August 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday night, Prove It All Night! returns to Monty hall with a special appearence by author and former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey! Live music from Philadelphia's HOUND, comedy from ROBERT DEAN, DJ primitive sound system and MORE! Watch it live on the homepage or come to Monty Hall and see the show in person. 9pm till midnight this Saturday. $5 at the door.


Andy Animal
Saturday, August 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Noted New York nightlife figure and crooner extraordinaire Andy Animal pops by The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show to talk about the amazing Meltasia festival he is producing in The Catskill Mountains on Labor Day weekend. Where else can you see Shannon and The Clams, Kool Keith, Bloodshot Bill and Pentagram rub elbows?


Lucy Dacus
Saturday, August 27th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Richmond, Virginia native Lucy Dacus has already garnered considerable praise in the last year, with the release of her full-length debut album "No Burden". Originally released on EggHunt, it has now been reissued by her new label Matador Records. Dacus displays considerable songwriting skills, and is very willing to engage with the larger questions of life, as well as being courageous enough to write about darkness and doubt. She is also possessed of one of those voices that immediately grab your attention and make you listen. "No Burden" is a dazzling beginning for a musician entering the spotlight in a big way. Though normally fronting a band, Lucy treated us to a solo set this time round, and a fascinating interview as well.


The 8th Annual Evan "Funk" Davies Show Disco and/or Dance Party!
Wednesday, August 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
It's time once again for three hours of classic dance and disco jams from the '70s and early '80s, plus some lost shoulda-been-hits that just might become your new faves. Not to mention the always popular Classic Rock Disco Block! Evan "Funk" Davies knows that's the way, uh-huh uh-huh, you like it so hook up the disco ball, pull the rug back, and tell the downstairs neighbors to go out to the movies (or just invite them up!). It all happens Wednesday night the 24th at 9pm on WFMU!


Tom Wilson's Music Factory
Wednesday, August 24th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Tom Wilson was a legendary record producer in the 1950s and '60s. He produced four Bob Dylan albums, and the first Simon & Garfunkel LP, which was a commercial failure. So Wilson added a rock backing track to the duo's acoustic recording "Sounds of Silence," and helped invent folk-rock. He signed and produced the first two albums by The Mothers of Invention and the Velvet Underground. A decade earlier, after graduating from Harvard in 1955, he founded Transition Records and produced the first albums by Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, and Donald Byrd. He later produced Nico's first album, and co-produced the first album by the Soft Machine. In 1978, at age 47, he died of a heart attack. In 1967 and '68 the charismatic Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve. The debut episode of that series, gone from radio since 1967, will be aired on Irwin's program Weds. August 24th, at 4pm. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


Rhyton
Wednesday, August 24th, 6am - 9am
on
The John Allen Show
Drawing from psychedelic rock, roots musics of many stripes, and modernist soundscapes, Rhyton explore new tunings and juxtapose country rock against synthetic “alien” sounds. Their new record 'Redshift' shows this adroit trio taking it to the limit and defying expectations with the transformational ability of turning a Joe Walsh guitar line into a bagpipe. Their shared love for Greek folk instrumentation, Alembic bass slap, and Pretty Purdy grooves recently required a music journalist to stretch too hard in describing their sound as Interstellar, No-Wave Cop Show Music. New record is on Thrill Jockey, they are touring east of the Mississippi in August.


Sugar Ponies
Tuesday, August 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

San Franciscans Suzanne Kramer and Michael McGovern have been the creative core of this folk-rock group since 2009. Kramer's voice might remind you of Lucinda Williams but she has a unique way of phrasing lyrics with a strength and tenderness behind them. McGovern counts XTC's Andy Partridge and Pete Townsend as guitar influences, and he has a Skywalker Ranch connection as well. Their latest disc, "It's a Sign," was produced by the great Ed Stasium, who worked with The Ramones, Talking Heads, Smithereens, and Living Colour. Suzanne and Michael from Sugar Ponies play some of their tunes live for WFMU.


David Wingo
Tuesday, August 23rd, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

David Wingo brings the Austin when he stops by to discuss his soundtrack work with directors David Gordon Green ("George Washington," "All The Real Girls," "Pineapple Express") and Jeff Nichols ("Take Shelter," "Mud" and "Midnight Special"), amongst others. David also co-composed for other Green films with Explosions in the Sky ("Prince Avalanche" and "Manglehorn") and electronic musician Jeff McIlwain aka Lusine ("Joe" and "The Sitter"). David's latest film with Nichols is "Loving," scheduled for release in November after generating recent buzz competing for the Palmes d'Or at Cannes last May.


Sumac
Tuesday, August 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Best described as "pugilistic rhythm-and-noise", the trio known as Sumac have just released their second album "What One Becomes", and have hit new peaks of dense, complex, face-punching, feedback-drenched chaos. The band is made up of Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Mammifer) on guitar, Nick Yacyshyn on drums (Baptists), and Brian Cook on bass (Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes, Botch). They'll be at St. Vitus in Brooklyn a couple of nights earlier, August 18th, but hear them metallicize WFMU's studio B today.


James Fernandez is in for Sasha this Morning
Tuesday, August 23rd, 6am - 9am
on
The ShoutHouse with James Fernandez

Comedian Mary Radzinski
Monday, August 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes Philadelphia-based comedian Mary Radzinski and the Pride of Bensonhurst/frequent GDDHS caller YngDave to Studio A for a magical night that will probably require the cops to swing by at some point or another.


Fayelord Presents: A Lesson in Library Music! PLUS A Live Set From Turnip King
Sunday, August 21st, 5pm - 8pm
on
Hello Children with Faye
Today's Hello Children is one for the books! We will begin our show with co-host GAYLORD FIELDS of WFMU in a fascinating discussion about Library Music. What is library music? Do you find it unbearable? Do you find it relaxing? Find out all of the whys & hows of library music history with Faye & Gaylord. THEN! At 7PM Faye will be airing a superb live set by Turnip King from Sea Cliff, NY! Turnip King previously shocked WFMU audiences as mere children on our Minor Music program, but today they return to the woof-moo studios as adults to wow you even more with fantastical experimental pop music. "Highly recommended!" -Faye


Michela Musolino of Rosa Tatuata and Terre Sangue Mare: Music of Sicily
Saturday, August 20th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

New Jersey's own Michela Musolino explores her Sicilian roots as a solo artist and with two bands, Rosa Tatuata and Terre Sangue Mare (who just released an excellent self-titled debut album). She'll introduce her music and also turn us on to some of the great sounds coming out of Sicily, home of a vibrant folk revival scene.


Midnight Matinee returns with The Zero Mostel Theorem
Saturday, August 20th, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

At the stroke of midnight on Saturday, August 20, Midnight Matinee presents a genetic fusion of Terry Gilliam's film The Zero Theorem and Fiddler on the Roof, brundleflied into The Zero Mostel Theorem. Your radio/internet will never quite recover. On Rich Hazelton's Inflatable Squirrel Carcass, right here on WFMU.


Dance Til You Get Tired
Thursday, August 18th, 9am - Noon
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
Party to the break of noon on Imaginary Radio! Three hours of uninterrupted and eclectic dance megamix: techno, rap, NOLA bounce, footwork, house, baltimore club, jungle, baile funk, drum and bass, old and new! No butts to be left unshaken.


Hurry Up
Wednesday, August 17th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Back in 2010 the three members of Portland's Hurry Up decided to start a band. Five years later they released their first record, and now a year after that they're on their first East Coast tour. (I will remind you that the band is called Hurry Up.) In their defense, band members Kathy Foster and Westin Glass have been busy with their other band, The Thermals, and third member Maggie Vail (ex-Bangs) is an Executive Director at pro-musician non-profit CASH Music. The wait has been worth it: last year's self-titled album is packed with catchy punk tunes that sometimes sound like a distant echo of fellow Portlanders Dead Moon, rooted in the trio's initial idea of starting a hardcore band. You'll be able to hear them for yourself on WFMU this Wednesday night, August 17th, at 9pm on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show.


Joe Frank - "Bad Karma"
Wednesday, August 17th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. August 17, we'll present "Bad Karma" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe attends a dinner party with the most famous mass murderers in history. He then conducts a phone interview with a patient who is about to undergo heart surgery, but Joe is disappointed that the patient isn't likely to die on his program. Larry, Kristine and Joe reflect on the morality of the interview. Joe dreams of a conversation with God, an evening at a Euro-trash nightclub, and a chance meeting with his parents when they were young.


Gil Talmi
Tuesday, August 16th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Gil Talmi guests on Morricone Island to discuss his recent analog synth score to director Kurt Vincent's documentary "The Lost Arcade" about the Chinatown Fair and the community surrounding the 8 Mott Street NYC arcade. Gil performed the score live last week at the film's release party which screens through August 18th this week at the Metrograph. Gil is a Brooklyn-based composer focused on scoring socially conscious films and documentaries. "The Lost Arcade" is one of three docs he scored which premiered simultaneously at Doc NYC 2015 last fall.


Rosali
Tuesday, August 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Rosali Middleman has just released Out of Love, a gorgeous collection of hazy, introspective, acoustic songs mining terrain somewhere in between NYC primitive urban folk of the ESP era and pre-Mac Buckingham Nicks demos of the early '70s with contemporary originality. Personal ballads with a touch of lilting psychedelia encompassed by an embracing voice, live in the studio today. Out of Love is out now on Siltbreeze Records.


Rudy Sarzo PLUS David Krumholtz
Monday, August 15th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
It's 7000 degrees in the shade as Dave gives bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Dio, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne) a call. And actor David Krumholtz, star of the new hit movie Sausage Party makes his triumphant return to Studio A. Get tested!


Prince Rama
Monday, August 15th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson founded Prince Rama in 2008 to express their philosophy of the "Now Age," a concept embodying elements of spiritual quest and transcendental thinking. Whereas this philosophy was initially expressed in folky, neo-psychedelic sounds, these days, inspired by an obsession with extreme sports and an unquenchable thirst for energy drinks, the sisters have injected their music with the non-stop excitement of a dance club. Tune in today as Prince Rama play songs from their new album "Xtreme Now"--a record of dance party hits with a metaphysical undertow.


James Chance
Saturday, August 13th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
The legendary No Wave artist swings by WFMU for a special DJ set and interview! Chance will bring records from his own collection to spin with Pat as well as tell stories and share memories from his colorful and varied career in music and current projects. Later on, Pat will open the phones to give listeners the chance to ask some of their own questions. Don't miss it!


Terry Gibson of The Downliners Sect
Saturday, August 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
This one is for all you Sect Maniacs! Todd-O-Phonic Todd is proud to welcome Terry Gibson, guitar player of the original Downliners Sect, to The Cavalcade Of Stars! The Downliners Sect are among the rudest and crudest of the original British r'n'b bands. Terry has just written a wonderful book about his days with the band entitled "Sect Appeal: The Downliners Sect 1963-1966."


El Perro Del Mar
Friday, August 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
The supremely talented + magical Swedish songstress El Perro Del Mar is readying the release of her new album, Kokoro (due out September 16th) and will stop by Sophisticated Boom Boom for a live set and deep chat about matters of the heart and how she managed to create “a borderless album that belongs nowhere, but has a universal voice and a universal heart.”


PILL
Friday, August 12th, 9am - Noon
on
Marty McSorley's show
PILL brings sweet a dose of post punk junk to the WFMU studios for a live set on Marty McSorley's show. Their heavy sounds conjure visions of Lydia Lunch fronting Nation of Ulysses attempting to play Saccharine Trust covers. Their debut album "Convenience" is about drop on Mexican Summer and this live set is not to be missed.


Please Kill Me: Voices From The Archives, Part 2
Thursday, August 11th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Two decades ago Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain recorded interviews with people in the punk scene for the book, "Please Kill Me." Now these interviews have been restored and compiled with narration from the writers, into two one-hour documentaries. Including interviews with Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, the Ramones, Jim Carroll and more, Diane is airing part two this week - subtitled- THE PUNK INVASION... The music of the Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, The New York Dolls, and others were meeting fierce resistance in the US. With no other options open to them, during the July 4th weekend of 1976, as America was celebrating its bicentennial, the Ramones went to London and launched punk rock. After their performances punk rock would explode in Britain and become a cultural force to be reckoned with.


Death Vacation PLUS Morgan Sturgeon
Thursday, August 11th, 3am - 6am
on
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
New Jersey's own Death Vacation visit Champ Sound! Classic hardcore chug vibes mixed with energetic D-Beat parts and pissed off feminist lyrics. Lead singer Michelle also sits down with writer and zine maker Morgan Sturgeon to discuss a range of topics, including the state of feminism in the punk scene and the upcoming Not Just a Boys Club Fest, which Michelle organized.

Not Just A Boys Club is a day long festival at the Warren American Legion on Sat August 13, featuring only bands with women and trans-identifying members. A large portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Essex County RAIN Foundation, an LGBTQ teen emergency shelter. Tune into this exclusive interview on Champ Sound for more info. If you are in the New Jersey/New York area don't miss this fest AKA the social event of the season AKA the turn up!


Chris Hajian
Tuesday, August 9th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

NYC-based soundtrack composer Chris Hajian drops by to discuss his latest dark synth score for director Brad Furman's Escobar 80's-era crime drama "The Infiltrator," starring Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger. Hajian’s career began over 20 years ago scoring Sundance indie films "Ten Benny" and "Mr. Vincent" before he went on to TV shows "The Upright Citizens Brigade" and "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List", documentaries ("Naked States" & sequel "Naked World" on Spencer Tunick) and over 30 feature films and TV movies (e.g., "The Take" and "Yonkers Joe").


Senyawa
Tuesday, August 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Hailing from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Senyawa forged new directions in sound by wedding experimental approach with strong elements of their cultural traditions and their musical folklore. Together, Senyawa employs extended vocal techniques with oddly-rigged and heavily amplified instruments of primitive make. Founder Rully Shabara also led the mathy-rock combo Zoo, until meeting Wukir Suryadi, an East Javanese musician who created a bamboo-based electric instrument called the Bambuwukir and began collaborating. Senyawa explores the possibilities of stringed and percussive textures, both plucked, and bowed, noised up, and again dosed with a heavy element of tradition. A number of their recordings can be found on the Free Music Archive, and New Yorkers can see them live August 10th at the Bridget Donahue Gallery 99 Bowery, 2nd Floor.


Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray
Monday, August 8th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave heads studio A straight from his invasion of London to chat with Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray! There will also be other incredible guests and stuff! Pretty sure YngDave will call in too!


Final Infinite Distortion Episode
Monday, August 8th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
DJ Bosh is packing it in and bringing Infinite Distortion to a close, just as it became a staple of the culture and a nationwide topic of controversy and intrigue. Listen in for an emotional finale as guests like Rip Torn, Valerie Solanas, and the Ruts join DJ Bosh in the studio.


Bart Plantegna for World Yodel Day
Monday, August 8th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah
Former WFMU host Bart Plantegna not only wrote the book on yodeling -- he wrote TWO! He's the host of the Wreck This Mess program and the designer of the stamp for this most illustrious of days, World Yodel Day. He joins us tonight to celebrate glottal gymnastics far beyond Olympic capacity and take a run through the chronology of recorded American yodeling.


Solo Organ
Monday, August 8th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
San Francisco's Douglas Katelus performs under the name Solo Organ whenever he plays solo - on, you guessed it - an organ. Earlier this year, he released the amazing album "Atom Heart and Beyond the Infinite," which featured the Pink Floyd epic "Atom Heart Mother" on one side and original compositions on the other, all played solo on the organ.Today, Doug takes a crack at the Lowry organ in WFMU's Studio B for a unique live session.


Gino and the Goons
Sunday, August 7th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
To paraphrase Dolly Parton’s famed adage about costing money to look cheap, it takes a lot of brains to rock as dumb as Gino and the Goons. The Tampa, Florida–based troublemakers do keep it simple, though, with their bruising beer-bash punk, channeling greats like the Ramones, the Heartbreakers, and the MC5. But Gino and his gang are no humdrum revivalists, they are dedicated keepers of the good-times flame and they have the hooks to prove it. The band drops by Burn It Down! on Sunday, August 7, to deliver their own true testimonial.


The Oswalds
Sunday, August 7th, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Reactivated after a 25-year recording hiatus, The Oswalds are acclaimed writer and songsmith Camden Joy (vocals, rhythm guitar) abetted by Hudson Valley music scene stalwarts Mark Donato (drums) and Mark Lerner (bass, multi-instruments). The fruit of this reunion is the 12-song cycle Hasta La Bye Bye, released last October. The songs are lyrically and musically adventurous vignettes of characters and consequences of the Mexican Drug wars--on both sides of the border. Joy aptly describes the project as "a mongrel sound; narcorridos as garage rock." (Narcorridos is a drug outlaw-inspired subgenre of traditional romantic folk ballads from Northern Mexico known as norteno corrido.) Noisy, skittish, comic, and profoundly imaginative, hear them play live on Mary Wing’s show at 1 am!


Laura Israel, director of Documentary film: Don't Blink - Robert Frank, Greg Parker Needham, author of Mixed Signals comic, Plus: Gross Pat Out!
Saturday, August 6th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday, Pat welcomes documentary film director Laura Israel to Studio A to discuss her new film on legendary photographer Robert Frank. Her film is currently showing at Film Forum until August 9th. Also swinging by, author of the upcoming indie comic: "Mixed Signals", Greg Parker Needham will be discussing his comic as well as his efforts in crowdfunding it. Then, Pat will open the phones up to callers on gross stories of wounds, medical mishaps, and more! He is as squeamish as they come, so get ready to try and gross him out!


Brazil: A Musical Panegyric
Saturday, August 6th, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Swimmers and sailors dodging toxic debris...
Body parts washing up on the volleyball beach...
Plague and pestilence...
Government scandals, infrastructure breakdowns, a reeling economy...
And the best music in the world.
It can only mean one thing: The Rio Olympics are finally underway.
We celebrate with three hours of Brazilian music tonight on Transpacific Sound Paradise!


Mark Volman of The Turtles
Saturday, August 6th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Mark Volman of the Turtles about the upcoming re-release of the band’s six original albums (with tons of bonus tracks) and their current Happy Together tour, which makes three New Jersey stops this month (Morristown, Asbury Park, Englewood) and about their NINE top 40 hits!


Please Kill Me: Voices From The Archives, Part 1
Thursday, August 4th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Two decades ago Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain recorded interviews with people in the punk scene for the book, "Please Kill Me." Now these interviews have been restored and compiled with narration from the writers, into two one-hour documentaries. Including interviews with Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, the Ramones, Jim Carroll and more, Diane is airing part one this week - subtitled- THE PIONEERS OF PUNK... How the Warhol 60’s morphed into the Punk 70’s, and how the marginalized inhabitants of a near-bankrupt New York City changed 20th century culture, and influenced the World.


Joe Frank - "Karma Redux"
Wednesday, August 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. August 3, we'll present "Karma Redux" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe can’t work. Debi, naked and upset, waits for love. Joe spends his birthday alone at home until Kate, crying and vomiting, calls to accuse him of infidelity. Joe recalls when, as a 7 year old, he angrily decided to leave his parents, packed his bag, and realized he had nowhere to go. Joe urges Larry to deliberately fail because this is the only way he can absolutely control his fate.


Fab 5 Freddy
Wednesday, August 3rd, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane Train
Fab 5 Freddy will be dropping by the Duane Train for a chat. NYC renaissance man needs no introduction, but just in case you don't know. American visual artist, filmmaker, rapper* and hip hop pioneer. He emerged in New York's downtown underground creative scene in the late 1970s as a camera operator and a regular guest on Glenn O'Brien's public access cable show, TV Party. There he met Chris Stein and Debbie Harry. He was immortalized in 1981 when Harry rapped on the Blondie song "Rapture" that "Fab 5 Freddy told me everybody's fly." In the late 1980s, Fab 5 Freddy became the first host of the groundbreaking and first internationally telecast hip-hop music video show, Yo! MTV Raps. He'll be swinging by to premiere his new song collaboration with Stones Throw's Vex Ruffin on the Duane Train. We're honored to have him.


Andy Hull (of Manchester Orchestra)
Tuesday, August 2nd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Andy Hull, singer-guitarist of Atlanta's Manchester Orchestra and co-composer of the first feature film by music video directing team Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (aka "The Daniels") for "Swiss Army Man," guests this week. The melodic yet quirkily unconventional score, is Andy's first soundtrack which was co-composed with bandmate, guitarist Robert McDowell. The duo use primarily "a cappella" layered voices (save a little percussion and instrumentation here and there), designed to approximate what Paul Dano's castaway character would imagine for himself while discovering and befriending a dead body portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe. The soundtrack also includes a cappella re-workings of "Cotton-Eyed Joe" and John Williams' "Jurassic Park Theme," authorized by the master himself.


Noise Nomads
Monday, August 1st, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
Western Massachusetts noise legend Noise Nomads brings the quiet violence of the wooded hills from which he emerges to WFMU through the reality warping and synapse shredding cruel electronic experiments that have come to define his practice. Tune in for the second to last episode of Infinite Distortion on August 1st at 8PM to hear Noise Nomads on FMU.


Al Margolis
Sunday, July 31st, 8pm - 10pm
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, July 31st, Dave Mandl welcomes musician, label-head, and experimental-music pioneer Al Margolis to FMU for their annual summer broadcast. Al runs the esteemed avant-garde label Pogus Productions, performs live as "If, Bwana," and has been a key figure in the worldwide experimental music network for years. He'll be bringing a stack of rare and wonderful LPs, CDs, and cassettes to play for you.



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