Past Special Programs on WFMU
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The 14th Day: Prince in Memoriam – Lovesexy is the Way, 'Til My Dying Day
Thursday, May 5th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
In Part 2 of Miniature Minotaur's Tribute 2 the Fallen Prince, thru the Rebirth of the Flesh we come 2 Revelation. We’ve got 2 sides and they’re both friends: the Body and the Heart are one. Armed with the Truth that Love is God and God is Love, U will free Urself. We all come from the Same December so get on the Boat. Hundelasiliah!


Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "An Enterprising Man"
Wednesday, May 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. May 4th we'll air "An Enterprising Man," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. With a bottomless fortune and boundless ambition, Joe develops one reckless venture after another. They all fail in spectacular fashion, except one. But Joe refuses to let success stand in his way.


Shulcoth! A Tribute to Citizen Kafka - Richie Shulberg
Tuesday, May 3rd, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Another year has passed since the untimely demise of Richie Shulberg in 2009. Time to pay homage to the fiddle wizard's alter ego, Citizen Kafka. We celebrate his memory in song and tasteless humor culled from The Citizen Kafka Show on WBAI many an age ago. As always, Irene is joined by celebrants / co-conspirators Edward Haber, Kenny Kosek and Marty Cutler.


Prince Soundtrack Tribute
Tuesday, May 3rd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Better late than never, Morricone Island pays tribute to Prince's soundtrack work.


Amy Miller
Monday, May 2nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes Portland comedian Amy Miller to grill her on why she moved to Los Angeles and other stuff too probably. Also, Danne D has gone missing and everyone is worried.


Behavior
Monday, May 2nd, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
Behavior stopped by the WFMU studios to record a session for Infinite Distortion on their first East Coast tour behind their debut LP "375 Images Of Angels" on Iron Lung Records. The L.A. trio dismantles hardcore and rebuilds it as a spacious examination of its internal tensions. But don't worry, DJ Bosh made the interview pretty low brow. Listen in May 2nd at 8pm on WFMU.org and 91.1 FM!


Big White
Sunday, May 1st, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Formed in Sydney in January of 2013, Big White are a twangy guitar pop five-piece band who play their own brand of infectious Australiana. Their jangly sound fuses together the ’80s sensibility of the likes of The Cure with the slight transatlantic flavoring of The Velvets. Their debut album, “Teenage Dreams,” is out now on Burger Records, and they have been touring across the USA throughout March and April. Hear them live on Mary Wing’s show at 1 am!


The Moles PLUS Colleen Green - Live from the WFMU Record Fair
Saturday, April 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Australian singer-songwriter Richard Davies performs live on Todd-O-Phonic Todd's show from the WFMU Record Fair. Richard will be performing songs from his wonderful catalog dating back to The Moles and Cardinal, as well as more recent solo work. Take a break from trying to fill your want list at the Record Fair or tune in at home!

Any girl who loves The Descendents is a girl after Todd-O-Phonic Todd's heart. And Hardly Art recording artist Colleen Green loves The Descendents so you do the math. Check out her punk infused pop live at The WFMU Record Fair and on Todd's show.


R.L. Boyce live at the WFMU Record Fair
Saturday, April 30th, 1pm - 3pm
on Fool's Paradise with Rex

Broadcasting live at the WFMU Record Fair, Fool’s Paradise is proud to present R.L. Boyce, the second most famous musician from Como, Mississippi (pop. 1310). Raw, inspired and just sloppy enough Delta Blues live and electric. Live at 2pm, bring your own moonshine.


Jason Brewer of The Explorers Club
Saturday, April 30th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Jason Brewer of The Explorers Club back to the show to talk about the band’s brand new LP "Together" and to premiere a new #1 hit single!


The Seventh Day: Prince in Memoriam – What Spooky Electric Say is Not OK
Thursday, April 28th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
In the 1st of a 2 part tribute 2 the Fallen Prince, Miniature Minotaurs focuses on the struggle and sacrifice of the War, the Days of Wild, the Temptation of the Glamorous Life and search for a Love Bizarre that stood in the Path 2 the Everlasting Now. Expect a cameo from Camille. May we live 2 see the Dawn, or at least find the Ladder.


Lindsey Anderson
Thursday, April 28th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's guest this week at 1pm is Lindsey Anderson - a fixture in the NY punk scene for decades, from being the core of Kitty and the Kowalskis, to co-owner of legendary club Coney Island High, to being an original member of the Vatican Commandos (and replaced by Moby) at age 14, she's got tales that are tall and a playlist that is perfect! All live! listeners can ask Lindsey questions in real time on our interactive playlist!!


Logan Takahashi
Thursday, April 28th, 3am - 6am
on
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
Champ Sound welcomes electronic musician Logan Takahashi. Best known as one half of the group Teengirl Fantasy, Takahashi has been a strong presence on the dancefloors of his home city of New York and around the world since his late teens. Takahashi will perform selections from his debut solo record "NoGeo", out now on Ghostly International Records, and chop it up in an interview with DJ Guy. The record explores the expressive, "organic" qualities present in pieces of technology that we often view as cold and unfeeling. "We normally think of 'technology' and 'organic' as two seperate things," Takahashi says, "but computers are made of crystals and metal and megnets from the Earth. That idea is interesting to me."


Self Help
Thursday, April 28th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange welcomes Self Help to Nickel and Dime Radio. He has been bending the barriers of dance music for the past 12 years, mixing in lots of global and bass sounds. Self Help has appeared on Diplo & Friends (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Sway in the Morning (Shade 45 Sirius XM) and KCRW-FM.


Speed the Plough
Tuesday, April 26th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Since 1984, Speed the Plough has been weaving intricate rhythms and melodies into their engaging chamber-rock music. Despite many member changes, they're still based in Haledon, NJ and have re-booted to include a couple of family members in the sextet. Their latest album "Now" also inspired a re-boot of Steve Fallon's Coyote label. Speed the Plough plays live on Irene's show.


Atli Örvarsson
Tuesday, April 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Icelandic composer Atli Örvarsson joins Devon this week to discuss his recent score for "RAMS," a film directed by Grímur Hákonarson which earned the Un Certain Regard prize at 2015's Cannes Film Festival. Atli got his start working on some of Hollywood's biggest projects, co-composing and orchestrating for Mike Post and Hans Zimmer before going off on his own. He recently relocated to his hometown of Akureyri in Northern Iceland where he was able to get back to his roots using instruments people there have been playing for the past 100-200 years, including his father's Borsini accordion, the Lundarbrekka church organ and a Taglharpa, an old Norse string instrument made from horse tail hairs.


faUSt: Video and Audiocast live from Monty Hall
Tuesday, April 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
In case you weren't able to attend, Brian Turner's program put together a night at WFMU's Monty Hall on March 28th headlined by experimental rock legends faUST, and he'll be airing the full set on his program today at 4PM ET along with streaming video document of this amazing show, right off of wfmu.org's homepage. "There is no group more mythical than Faust", said Julian Cope, and indeed, since 1971 the ensemble has created some revolutionary, inventive sounds that helped to firmly establish a German identity in the realm of psychedelic rock. Still active, the band headlined WFMU Fest at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in 2009, and on this return to the states, founders Jean-Herve Peron and Zappi Diermeier are joined for this set by Maxime Manac'h, Ysanne Spevack, and Robert Pepper. After the vidcast Brian will re-air his 2009 interview with Peron. Do not miss!


Raw Pony (Cheyenne fills in for Liz)
Tuesday, April 26th, Noon - 3pm
on Ephemeral Riffage with Cheyenne

Hailing from the underground of Columbus, Ohio, Raw Pony is coming to regale Ephemeral Riffage listeners with their live debut on WFMU! The four-piece will bring their signature lo-fi garage sounds to the airwaves! Dubbed "cool, trashy garage rock" by Maximumrocknroll, this won't be a set to miss for fans of basement-infused punk. The set will air at 1pm on Tuesday, April 26 while Cheyenne fills in for Liz B.


Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet
Monday, April 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes GDDHS MVP Dave Wyndorf back to Studio A to tell of his recent European invasion with Monster Magnet. There is a strong chance YngDave will call in too if history has taught us anything.


North Carolina triple-header
Monday, April 25th, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The Three Chord Monte show finds itself in the middle of Tobacco Road with three, count 'em, three bands making the trek from the Tar Heel state to Jersey City. First up is Drag Sounds from Durham. Their debut LP, Sudden Comfort, comes out in June featuring a heady mix of great Velvets/Television influence.

Next, from Charlotte, it's the evil garage gospel sounds of Wahyas. Like Johnny and June with less church. Don't miss their debut 7-inch, Third Eye, out now!

Topping the bill is the long-awaited return to WFMU of Paint Fumes, who channel the Oblivians and Gun Club into their own brand of supreme scuzz. File under: Panic Attack Punk New LP soon from Get Hip Records.


David Peel & The Lower East Side, Tynan DeLong, Marcia Belsky, Primitive Sound System and MORE! Live From Monty Hall
Saturday, April 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat and the gang are back at Monty Hall this Saturday for another live spectacle. With stand up comedy from Tynan DeLong, an interview with Marcia Belsky on her "Headless Women of Hollywood" project, and a live music set from the legendary David Peel & The Lower East Side who were recently reissued on HoZac records to great acclaim. Opening and closing the show will be resident DJ Primitive Sound System. You can watch live video of the show over at the WFMU.org homepage from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will also appear on the WFMU phone apps, and Pat's playlist page. Or, if you're near by- swing by Monty Hall and see the show in real life for the low low price of $5. Your Tinder date will think you're cultured.


Corinna Snyder on Macedonian Music
Saturday, April 23rd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Anthropologist, singer and musician Corinna Snyder joins us for a look at the rich musical traditions of the Republic of Macedonia. She'll share field recordings from her musical travels in Macedonia as well as other commercial and field recordings. We'll check out music by two Macedonian-style groups she's in: Glas and Odglasi. And we'll preview the upcoming New York concert by Macedonia's iconic Romani singer, Esma Redžepova, Sunday night (April 24th) at Le Poisson Rouge.


Audacity
Saturday, April 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Only Todd-O-Phonic Todd would have the audacity to book Audacity. This Fullerton, California quartet celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band before they were old enough to rent cars. While becoming adults might mean having a more sophisticated worldview or more artistic discipline, it hasn’t tempered Audacity’s frenzied mishmash of garage rock, power pop, and proto-punk. Catch Audacity on Burger Records and in Brooklyn on 4/13 at Shea Stadium and 4/14 at Baby's All Right.


Jan St. Werner
Saturday, April 23rd, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Whether as a member of Mouse on Mars, Microstoria or Von Sudenfed, or performing solo as Lithops, Noisemashinetapes, or himself, Jan St. Werner has been creating great music since 1992. His latest album, Felder (Fiepblatter Catalogue #4) has just been released on Thrill Jockey. Jan describes Felder (“fields” in German) as “unstable territories . . . musical situations without distinct boundaries happening simultaneously but not necessarily synced. It is possible to interpret Felder without using any of the original material. The rework can be played by a brass band or read as a story. It can also be a collaborative performance or an electronic playback piece for a radio station or a sound installation in a gallery or someone’s living room . . .”

The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass is floating somewhere above Cloud 9 as we present three hours of Felder-related material. The evening starts off with an interview with Jan, followed by Jan's reworking of sounds recorded at WFMU and its environs integrated with material from Felder, and then a number of reworkings/reactions to the WFMU/Felder piece by various DJs.

A list of Felder interventions through the month of April (including several in the New York area) is here.

For more about Jan and his recent activities please go here.


DJ Mike Q
Thursday, April 21st, 3am - 6am
on
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
Things are about to get hunty at WFMU as Champ Sound welcomes producer and DJ Mike Q to the studio. A mainstay of the ballroom scene in New York and New Jersey, Mike Q makes the beats that set the tone at parties for young, queer, drag queens known as Vogue Balls. While the ballroom scene has been active in New York City and beyond since the 1960's, Mike Q is at the forefront of a new generation in ballroom culture finding it's voice and sharing a uniquely fierce stye with the world. In addition to his prolific work as a producer and record label boss, Mike Q is, with no exaggeration, one of the best live DJs currently active in the world. Guaranteed to give you life!


Dälek
Wednesday, April 20th, 7pm - 8pm
on DIFM (Do It For Me) with Pseu Braun
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
#DIFM celebrates 4-20 with very special guests, experimental hip-hop outfit Dälek. Six amazing albums and a collaboration with krautrockers Faust under their belt, Dälek is back with a new album "Asphalt for Eden" dropping 4/22.


Joe Frank - "Karma #1"
Wednesday, April 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. April 20th we'll air an episode entitled "Karma #1," from Joe's The Other Side series. After Joe breaks up with his trophy girlfriend, an actress named Kate, he explains how he got involved with Kate in the first place. He then discloses unsavory incidents with other women that foreshadowed why his relationship with Kate was doomed, and invites listeners to pass judgment on his creepy behavior.


Steven Julien
Wednesday, April 20th, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane Train
Duane Train is happy to welcome London based producer/DJ Steven Julien to the program. Julien aka Funkineven first surfaced in 2009, during a time when young UK producers were often being lumped together because of a single commonality—they weren't making dubstep. And though it's true that Funkineven wasn't making dubstep, it's also true—and far more interesting—that the London-based producer never sounded much like any of his peers, either. While his contemporaries flirted with R&B, or big-room house, or abstract grime, Funkineven forged his own path, one which combined a raw, analog sensibility with the sounds of electro, '80s funk, and acid. Initially affiliated with the Eglo camp, Julien eventually formed his own label, Apron Records, which has become a reliable outlet in its own right, not only for Funkineven releases, but also as a home base for talents like Seven Davis Jr and Greg Beato, Devin Dare. Julien has also proven to be an avid collaborator over the years, having worked with Fatima, Delroy Edwards, and, most notably, Kyle Hall, with whom he creates the unapologetically raw sounds of FunkinEvil. His self-titled Debut album is due out this fall and the Duane Train is excited to have him aboard to guest conduct the train this week.


Noise Bliss-Out #4
Wednesday, April 20th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

It's been ~1 year since My Castle of Quiet did this last. Number four in a series, three hours of programming wholly devoted to the magic carpet of pummel & surge, pain & abandon. Selections from New Blockaders, The Haters, KK Null, and their ilk—plenty of newer artists and surprises as well! Strap in and put on your wizard hat.


Guitarist Glenn Jones
Tuesday, April 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

After many years with the post-rock ensemble Cul De Sac, guitarist Glenn Jones sent himself down the path of alternative tunings, eventually leading to his full embrace of the American Primitive playing style. His newest album, "Fleeting," was recorded almost literally on the banks of Rancocas Creek in Mount Holly, New Jersey, incorporating a comfortable environmental feeling to his music. Just prior to a European tour Glenn Jones stops by to play a few tunes on WFMU.


Homer Flynn (Manager of The Residents)
Tuesday, April 19th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Homer Flynn, manager of the infamous yet still anonymous sound and video art collective The Residents, joins Devon to discuss their 40th Anniversary Shadowland tour, which hits The Gramercy Theater on April 26 along with a pre-concert screening of Don Hardy's new documentary "Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents." The film includes unprecedented archives and interviews with the band's inner circle and superfans Matt Groening, Penn Jillette and Mickey Melchiondo Jr. of Ween obsessed with the group's 60+ albums, films, home recordings, video productions, animations, CD-Roms, laserdiscs, podcasts and web series. But, the most pressing question remains "Whatever Happened to Vileness Fats?"


Andy Breckman
Monday, April 18th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
This Monday Dave welcomes, after months of heated negotiations, Andy Breckman, whom you no doubt know from the popular Seven Second Delay program, the free clinic, and other places too probably. Pull your loved ones close as Dave and Andy take things to the next level, give the finger to that level, and keep on going to next level after that.


A Visit to the 2015 Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo - Part 3 of 3
Saturday, April 16th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Rainforest World Music Festival takes place every summer at the fascinating Sarawak Cultural Village outside of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, on the spectacular tropical island of Borneo. It's a fabulous festival at a remarkable site and Rob was fortunate enough to be invited by the Sarawak Tourism Board to attend last August. Tonight's show looks at the final day of the three-day gathering, with concert excerpts and sound bites from the festival. For more, check the archives for Rob's shows covering days one and two of the festival.


Tacocat PLUS Jon Langford
Saturday, April 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Tacocat performs their incredibly catchy pop on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Hanging out with Tacocat and listening to Tacocat are remarkably similar experiences, like the best party you’ve ever been to, where, instead of jostling for social position, everyone just wants to eat candy and talk about Sassy Magazine, sci-fi, cultural dynamic shifts, and bad experiences with men. Be sure and check out Tacocat's wonderful new album "Lost Time" out April 1st on Hardly Art and catch them at The Mercury Lounge on April 12th and Palisades on April 13th.

Jon Langford, equally talented as a musician, artist and beer drinker, returns to the WFMU Airwaves to shoot the breeze, play some records and perhaps hoist a few with Todd-O-Phonic Todd. Be sure and catch Jon's second most well-known band The Waco Bros. when they perform at Monty Hall later that same evening. And be sure to check out The Wacos excellent new release, Going Down In History, on Bloodshot Records.


See Hearty Talk! "The Genius of Travel"
Thursday, April 14th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Miracle Nutrition with Hearty White (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Travel back in time slightly to see and hear Hearty White’s appearance at Monty Hall during the WFMU marathon when he presented his show entitled “The Genius of Travel” which examines the idea that a better way to cut a cake might not be the best way to cut a cake. The video will appear on the WFMU apps, the homepage and Hearty's playlist page on April 14th at 7pm.


Richard Hell
Thursday, April 14th, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Richard Hell will be Diane's special guest today, and he will be talking about the upcoming concerts at City Winery (May 4 and May 7) for Ivan Julian's medical benefit.


Jayhood
Thursday, April 14th, 3am - 6am
on
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
Veteran Jersey Club producer Jayhood joins DJ Guy on Champ Sound. A cornerstone of the Jersey scene for years, Jayhood's productions and DJ sets have helped to shape and define the sound of Club music in Jersey and around the world. Expect to hear original productions, some hits and some new exclusive material all mixed live in the studio. Tune in and learn the newest dances for the summer before all your friends! Crucial radio!


Peter Salomone of The Walk of Life Project
Tuesday, April 12th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Peter Salomone, curator of "The Walk of Life Project," strongly believes that Dire Straits' 1985 anthem "Walk of Life" makes every movie's ending better. After pondering the idea for a couple years, Salomone put his hypothesis to the test by adding the song to the finales of 52 film conclusions, ranging from classic to contemporary, Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" to George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road." Some like "Star Wars: A New Hope" work all too well while "Halloween" borders on comical, and still others, e.g., "Casablanca" and "Psycho," teeter on passing the test. If anything, the experiment proves outright how important and powerful music choices are to any film. Film and music lovers alike are encouraged to test his theory on the website as well as submit their own.


Listener John from Union County, Special co-host
Tuesday, April 12th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
Live in Studio A! Listener John from Union County, winner of the Sportsy Talk 2016 NCAA Bracket Challenge, joins The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today as special guest cohost! We love our Listeners -- especially the ones who know more about sports than we do. And also the ones who know less.


Frow Show 20th Anniversary with Matthew Van Brink
Tuesday, April 12th, Midnight - 3am
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
One score, three radio stations, and one podcast ago (with a few years off here and there) The Frow Show lurched into freeform life on a closed-circuit high school radio station. Its name and theme song arrived not long thereafter, sometime in the spring of 1996, following a incident with bluegrass music and local non-freeform nogoodniks. Matthew Van Brink, theme writer, composer, and longtime comrade returns to the Frow-waves for the first time in decades with accordion drones, perhaps a new jingle or two, at least one live rendition of the Frow Show theme, and more.


Gladshot
Monday, April 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes New York City-based indie rock band Gladshot, whose latest EP "Maxwell's Cool Demon" was produced by Jersey City's own John Agnello, to Studio A to break out the hits in the popular stripped-down format that both young and old can't get enough of. Also, Danne D is back on phones and Dave will just have to deal with that.


Pakistani Sufi-rock guitar god Mekaal Hasan
Saturday, April 9th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

This week: A visit with Pakistani guitar god Mekaal Hasan. Hasan's Indo-Pakistani Sufi-rock band MHB - propelled by his smoldering guitar workouts and the power-packed vocals of Sharmistha Chatterjee - is on tour this month, with a stop at Joe's Pub on Friday night April 22.


Wimps
Wednesday, April 6th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

The Seattle three-piece Wimps​, with members of Butts, The Intelligence, and Meth Teeth,​ return to The Evan "Funk" Davies show​ this coming Wednesday night! They're currently on tour ​supporting their latest album Suitcase (Kill Rock Stars), which has been described as "a 27-minute uprising of stupid fun," ​and you can expect more of the same when Wimps bring their angular deadpan punk sound back to the WFMU airwaves. Tune in to WFMU this coming Wednesday night at 9pm for a live set from Wimps!


Joe Frank - "A Bottle for a Headstone"
Wednesday, April 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. April 6th we'll air an episode entitled "A Bottle for a Headstone." Joe cunningly seduces a woman abandoned by her husband, then finds himself unable to escape her clutches. He loses his long-time girlfriend because of his serial infidelities, then hooks up with a porn star known for her highly academic and philosophical adult films. A Jewish altar boy, violated by a priest, joins a motorcycle gang, becomes a professional mime and is visited by a beautiful stranger.


Pink Mass
Wednesday, April 6th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

It's always appreciated when good metal comes with a show. Pink Mass then, are grindcore dinner theatre. This NJ band has taken the time to hone their song craft, the result being one of the best grind records of this year, SLVT KVLT—a nonstop barrage of naughty, catchy, pounding pink energy—Scum-era Napalm Death meets Gwar in a porno shop, sort of. … Pink Mass are coming to My Castle of Quiet, butt cracks and cutting riffs all together, for an exclusive LIVE performance tonight. Be there! ...especially if you're part of that growing intersection of people who appreciate great metal, and men in black-leather gimp masks & chaps.


Mark Wingfield and Kevin Kastning
Tuesday, April 5th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Irene Trudel's show
Jazz-inflected guitar with heavily edgy but atmospheric overtones is how you might describe Mark Wingfield's performance style. Wingfield is based in the UK, and frequently collaborates with Kevin Kastning, a master of multi-stringed contra-guitars. Mark and Kevin recently released "Eleven Rooms," a collaborative album inspired by the art of Johannes Vermeer. Mark Wingfield and Kevin Kastning visited recently to celebrate the album's release and recorded a set of improvisational guitar pieces for Irene's show.


Vinnie Favale on the 2016 Asbury Park Music in Film Festival
Tuesday, April 5th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Devon welcomes Vinnie Favale, VP of CBS Late Night and Asbury Park Music in Film Festival Board Member, to discuss the Festival's second year on April 8-10 in Asbury Park, NJ. The Festival kicks off with the NJ premiere of “Miles Ahead” followed by Q&A with director/star Don Cheadle and a performance by Vince Wilburn, Jr. and Keyon Harrold. Other highlights include documentary screenings, Q&As and performances relating to Son House and Skip James, Colin Hay of Men at Work, Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, Jeff Buckley, Linda Chorney, and Joe Grushecky. The finale includes a performance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Tangiers Blues Band at The Stone Pony. Check apmff.com for the schedule and tickets.


Laura Hill
Tuesday, April 5th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
TODAY on Sportsy Talk: Our Special Guest for Yankees' Opening Day—the CEO of the Bronwyn C. Make-a-Wish Foundation, and inspiration for the Sportsy Talk Scorebook, Ms. Laura Hill! She'll kick off the 2016 season by taking calls on all things baseball.


ONO
Tuesday, April 5th, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

In their most recent release entitled "Spooks" (Moniker Records) Chicago experimental/industrial rock vets ONO have created a frighteningly cogent artistic interpretation of America's race problem through the ages. Particularly poignant in light of recent news events, ONO's dark sounds and subversive proclamations will alternately give you chills and leave you bobbing your head and pumping your fist.


Lukas Kaiser
Monday, April 4th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave returns from a weekend in the woods to welcome comedian Lukas Kaiser, the man responsible for bringing the book "Macho Sluts" to Dave's attention, back to studio A for a record third appearance. Pull your loved ones close!


8th Annual All Covers Show Show with Live Set by Sarah Murcia (Kurt Gottschalk fills in for Therese)
Monday, April 4th, Midnight - 3am
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Miniature Minotaurs returns to the airwaves filling in for Therese with the 8th Annual All Covers Show Show with a live set by Sarah Murcia's Never Mind the Future playing all Sex Pistols covers.


The Lopez
Sunday, April 3rd, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Pittsburgh-based duo the Lopez play a delightfully uncategorizable take on scuzzy, bratty, hook-filled rock. Throwing synths and drum machines into the mix and penning odes to their cat, the Pittsburgh-based outfit are as much spiritual heirs to the sort of everything-and-the-kitchen sink approach of '90s stalwarts like the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion or Dub Narcotic Sound System as they are products of the current garage punk scene. The Lopez barnstormed their way up the east coast and back recently, and found some time to drop by WFMU to play a few songs along the way.


Live from Barbes in Park Slope - Global Sounds of NYC
Saturday, April 2nd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Join Rob and illustrious co-host / tech guru Irene Trudel at Barbes, the music-lover's haven at 9th St and 6th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn for a jam-packed four-act evening of sounds from around the world. Admission is free of charge!

- Neel Murgai, sitar and Sameer Gupta, tabla of the Brooklyn Raga Massive collective open the show with the sublime classical sounds of India;

- Sofie Salonika concocts captivating Sephardic / Balkan / jazz / improv blends;

- Bulla en el Barrio rocks the Afro-Colombian percussive roots;

- and Innov Gnawa takes it home with cathartic Moroccan Gnawa spiritual music

Join us at Barbes or via the airwaves for three solid hours of music. And if you do make it to Barbes, if the great music (free of charge) isn't enough, we'll be giving away free FMU swag too!


Sid Griffin
Saturday, April 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Sid Griffin of The Long Ryders (and author of books on Dylan and Gram Parsons) joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss the epic 4 CD Long Ryders box set, "Final Wild Songs," released by Cherry Red. Find out if Sid is still looking for Lewis and Clark and hear all about The Long Ryders reunion.


Jimmy Curtiss
Saturday, April 2nd, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Jimmy Curtiss - whose long and prolific career started in the late 1950s with the doo-wop group The Emjays, includes stints writing commercial jingles (Yum Yum Bumble Bee, Bumble Bee Tuna...), three albums as a member of psychedelic-folk-rockers The Hobbits, the cult classic 1969 psych-pop solo lp "Life" and the truly amazing 1967 bubblegum cult classic "Psychedelic Situation."


Francisco López
Thursday, March 31st, 3pm - 6pm
on Strength Through Failure with Fabio

Sound artist Francisco López will be visiting Fabio's show to discuss his month-long audio installation called JUNGLE-IZED: a sort of virtual walking tour/soundscape of the Amazon jungle that will overlay onto a large area of Times Square in Manhattan, composed by Soundwalk Collective and recorded by López for this event.


Brooklyn Folk Festival preview
Tuesday, March 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

For the past 7 years The Brooklyn Folk Festival has been growing as a NYC alternative to the Newport version. Festival producer, folklorist and musician Eli Smith (who plays in the Downhill Strugglers) will join Irene, along with Don Fiero, who has streamed audio and hosted the festivals over Jalopy Theatre's Down Home Radio. Don and Eli will be bringing recordings from past festivals and bring some musicians by to play in advance of this year's Brooklyn Folk Festival, which takes place April 8th-10th.


Andrzej Korzyński
Tuesday, March 29th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Polish composer Andrzej Korzyński joins Devon during his first ever U.S. trip to attend Lincoln Center's "Spotlight on Andrzej Zulawski" which included the U.S. premiere of "Cosmos," his final collaboration with Zulawski who passed days before the series on February 17, 2016. Their collaborative efforts spanned four and a half decades beginning with "The Third Part of the Night" (1971) and continuing with the banned "Diabel" (1972), "Possession" (1980), "On The Silver Globe" (1988) and "Szamanka" (1996). Maestro Korzyński got his start with Poland's other great "Andrzej" director, Andrzej Wajda, with "Everything For Sale" (1968) and notably later "Man of Marble" (1977) and its sequel, Cannes Palme D'Or winner "Man of Iron" (1981). For a primer, check out Devon's 75th birthday tribute to Korzyński (Morricone Island's 3-3-2015 archive) and the many recent Finders Keepers Records releases.


Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram
Tuesday, March 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Join Brian as he celebrates the first-ever New York visit of renowned experimental Romanian composers Iancu Dumitrescu and his wife Ana-Maria Avram, with a two hour special from 4-6pm. He'll be showcasing their amazing recordings through the years, and host an exclusive interview with them at WFMU's studios while in town to present their music at Columbia University's Miller Theater March 1-5. Pairing learned concepts of Phenomenology with Acousmatic-leaning composition, Dumitrescu led the charge in outlining a new objectivity over purely academic approach to the creation of music. He and Ana-Maria both share the philosophies of being Spectralist composers, utilizing sonographic and mathematic data visuals as decision-making elements in sound with acoustic, electronic, and tape sources; it's something touched on by the likes of Varese and Xenakis in the past, made prominent by the French, but never done as uniquely-stylized as with them. They've influenced many avant composers in recent decades, and even legions of Noise kids with their detailed attention to finely-crafted chaos. Tune in for heavy sounds and discussion on the essence of music with two major innovators.


Volt Direction
Monday, March 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave is back from across the pond, specifically Scotland, as he wrestles back the reins from Danne D and welcomes New Jersey-based ambient synthwave duo Volt Direction into the studio to chat and play the hits.


David Ellenbogen's World Music Concert Treasure Chest
Saturday, March 26th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

David Ellenbogen, producer of the podcast NYC Radio Live and veteran of WKCR as well as Radio Univers in Ghana, shares choice selections from his bountiful archive of world music concert recordings.


Dion PLUS Death By Unga Bunga
Saturday, March 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The king of the New York streets, Dion, converses with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about Belmont Ave. in The Bronx, his great folk-rock era on Columbia Records and his brand new album, "New York City Is My Home". Be sure and catch Dion Saturday April 9th at The Kings Theatre where he will be performing along with the great Ronnie Spector.

Then, from Norway with love comes the amazing rock'n'roll band Death By Unga Bunga. Pineapple Pizza, their new album on Jansen is a dazzling array of pop hooks with punk energy. Be sure and catch them 3/23 at The Mercury Lounge and 3/26 at The Saint in Asbury Park.


Midnight Matinee returns
Saturday, March 26th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Midnight Matinee presents Can't Stop The Jesus, a genetic merging of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Village People's early eighties movie Can't Stop The Music. It's 39 lashes of non-stop ear-piercing fun. John will be joining us live on the comments board.


Greg Cartwright guest hosts the show, interviews Don Nix of the Mar-Keys
Friday, March 25th, 7pm - 9pm
on
Debbie Does WFMU with Debbie D. (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Tune in Friday, March 25th when Greg Cartwright from the Oblivians and Reigning Sound fills in for Debbie Does WFMU. Greg interviews Don Nix from the Mar-Keys & spins some of his favorite 45s.


Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Justine"
Wednesday, March 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. March 23rd we'll air an episode entitled "Justine," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. After going thru a devastating breakup, Joe begins stalking his ex-girlfriend late at night. Later a female friend explains to Joe why she's attracted to older men. Then, in a dream, Joe witnesses his own death and resurrection.


Collapsible Shoulder
Tuesday, March 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

A quartet of vets from NYC's Downtown/Brooklyn Music scenes come together to form Collapsible Shoulder's trippy-tronica sound. Guitarist Chris Cochrane pulled the ensemble together, featuring Brian Chase, Kato Hideki, and Kevin Bud Jones. "Everywhere" is Collapsible Shoulder's debut, and they describe it as "neo-psychedelic with unpredictable twists and turns, an electronic-acoustic-sonic mash." Collapsible Shoulder plays live on Irene's show.


Jon Brion & Ryan McAdams ("Punch-Drunk Love")
Tuesday, March 22nd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Composer Jon Brion and conductor Ryan McAdams discuss the Wordless Music live score screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's 2002 film "Punch-Drunk Love" at BAM on Saturday, March 19 performed by Brion, the 50-piece Wordless orchestra, percussionists Yuri Yamashita-Morales and Wilson Torres, and Norah Jones who sings "He Needs Me," originally written by Harry Nilsson for Shelley Duvall in Robert Altman's 1980 film "Popeye" which features prominently in the film. Joanna Newsome covered the part at the recent L.A. screening. Brion has produced the likes of Elliott Smith, Fiona Apple, Kanye West and Aimee Mann, and scored Michele Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind," Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia," David O. Russell's "I Heart Huckabees" and Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck." Tickets are still available here.


WFMU's 2016 Marathon Finale with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia
Sunday, March 20th, 7pm - Midnight
on Marathon Finale
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
WFMU closes out our 2016 Marathon with the highly entertaining, and somewhat embarrassing spectacle of live band karaoke featuring the station's house band, the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia, and your favorite DJs belting out their versions of the hits. It's an annual tradition and also the reason none of us can ever run for public office. Don't miss it! MC'ed by Jo Firestone, DJ sets by Station Manager Ken with his co-hosts Jim the Poet and DJ Trouble.


Tom Scharpling, Special Marathon Co Host!
Saturday, March 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
This Saturday, Pat welcomes back Tom Scharpling to Studio B as his final marathon show co host! Laughs and hi-jinks will be had with some surprise guests and more! Members of Pat's house band the All-Nite-Tears, will be writing custom theme songs to pledgers who donate $100 or more! Tune in live from 9pm till Midnight or catch the live video on the homepage as well as Pat's playlist. A special Scharpling & Wurster signed 3 poster set will be given away at the end of the show to one lucky listener!


Frank O'Toole and his co-host Julie
Monday, March 14th, 6am - 9am
on
(More Than A Few) Exciting Moments with Frank O'Toole

Yo La Tengo plays YOUR requests in exchange for pledges with Todd-o-Phonic Todd and Gaylord Fields!
Saturday, March 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Once more with feeling! That's right, the day of the year that EVERYONE looks forward to is upon us yet again! Yo La Tengo perform for pledges! Pledge $100 or more during the show(or even better send those pledges/requests in advance) with a song request and the brilliant men and woman of Yo La Tengo will do their best to perform YOUR REQUEST! The more songs and pledges that come in the less Todd-O-Phonic Todd and Gaylord will talk! The band will be performing at The Landmark Loew's Theatre in Jersey City on Saturday April 9th.


Station Manager Ken with his co-host Bethany
Wednesday, March 9th, 9am - Noon
on
Ken's show

A Garbage Time Dream Come True with Matt and Micah!
Wednesday, March 9th, 3am - 6am
on
Garbage Time with Matt Warwick

Söndörgő - String-Driven Serbian Sounds of Hungary
Saturday, March 5th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

When you think of Hungarian folk music, you might think of the violin. But Hungary's tamburitza band Söndörgő (SHOW-en-DOOR-go) is a different animal. The group comes from a village near Budapest with a strong Serbian tradition. And their music is driven by breakneck jams on the tambura - a small, bright-sounding long-necked lute. The virtuosic and charismatic outfit kicks off a bi-coastal tour in New York at Joe's Pub, Saturday April 2nd. Tonight's FMU session is an exclusive sneak preview!


Tygapaw
Thursday, March 3rd, 3am - 6am
on
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
DJ and Producer Tygapaw (pronounced Tig-ah-paw) visits the Champ Sound to mix live on the air and discuss Shottas, the monthly party which she help organize in Brooklyn. Tygapaw plays self-described "sultry club" music and strives to create uplifting and inclusive spaces for the queer Caribbean community in New York.


Comedian Jacqueline Novak
Monday, February 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes comedian Jacqueline Novak on the eve of the release of her excellent new book "How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows." Also, Dave has finally watched Vinyl and is condemning it because it rips on Slade.


Live at Monty Hall: Aparna Nancherla, Dan Chamberlain, live music from My Teenage Stride and MORE!
Saturday, February 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat's second live late night variety show of 2016 comes to Monty Hall this Saturday. With stand up comedy from Aparna Nancherla and Dan Chamberlain! A live music set from My Teenage Stride, special guest DJ Gaylord Fields! Plus, the usual cavalcade of surprise guests! You can watch live video of the show over at the WFMU.org homepage from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will also appear on the WFMU phone apps, and Pat's playlist page. Or, if you're near by- swing by Monty Hall and see the show in real life. What a time to be alive!


Evan Rapport on Central Asian Jewish Music
Saturday, February 27th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Bukharian music - music of Jews from predominately Muslim countries of Central Asia - is a fascinating blend of Middle Eastern modal traditions with Jewish and Western influences. We'll learn all about it and hear lots of the music tonight with New School Prof, Ethnomusicologist, and musician Evan Rapport, author of Greeted with Smiles: Bukharian Jewish Music and Musicians in New York (Oxford University Press, 2014).


Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus
Saturday, February 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes noted performer and philosopher Patrick Stickles of the highly acclaimed band Titus Andronicus. Patrick will be playing some of his songs live and doing some DJing and chatting as well. Get ready for lots of Jersey Talk! Be sure and catch Titus on tour, starting with Webster Hall on Feb. 29th.


Emitt Rhodes!
Saturday, February 27th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes back to the show Emitt Rhodes, whose "Rainbow Ends" (his first full-length release in over 40 years) comes out this week. Emitt started making great music while still a teen first as the drummer of The Palace Guard, then as the front man of The Merry Go Round, then after three solo albums in 18 months he was burned out at age 23. Although he surfaced occasionally his life was a series of battles (legal, mental, physical) and throughout his fallow period his influence steadily grew as new generations discover his music, unfortunately, his troubles grew as well. His new record brings a new chapter to the story - as Emitt collaborates with an all-star line up of backing musicians and reflects on his journey in his new songs.



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