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Ryan Walsh, of Hallelujah The Hills, on the Open AI Jukebox
Monday, June 1st, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
The Open AI Jukebox, using a neural network, has created hundreds of songs in the style of musicians like Elvis Presley and the Beatles. On the next Techtonic, Ryan Walsh, lead singer of Hallelujah The Hills, discusses the AI jukebox and what it means for working musicians.


Stuart Hyatt
Monday, June 1st, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Stuart Hyatt has a series on the label Temporary Residence called Field Works. Field Works mixes Stuart’s field recordings with music compositions. Collaborators include Mary Lattimore, Kelly Moran, Matmos and a bunch more. Olivia will talk to Stuart about his process and work, and we’ll hear music from the latest Field Works album called Ultrasonic, which uses bat recordings as it’s source material!


James Jabbo Ware
Saturday, May 30th, 2pm - 5pm
on
Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
James Jabbo Ware will be today's special guest. Featured will be his iconic Me We Them Orchestra recordings. We will also air a few unreleased live concert gems that have never before been available to the general listenership anywhere,


Sonny Charles of The Checkmates LTD
Saturday, May 30th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Sonny Charles for the story of how this Fort Wayne, Indiana, band became one of the hottest attractions on the Las Vegas strip. Along the way they crossed paths with the mob, Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali and Phil Spector, who produced their #13 hit "Black Pearl" (for which the received no money). Those sheltering in place might want to check out 1974's must see "The Black Connection," which the band stars in!


DRUMMER STREAM DISCOTHEQUE!
Friday, May 29th, 3pm - 7pm
on
Big Planet Noise with Bob Irwin and Gina Bacon (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Dance away the crazy with a radio party, every Friday 3-7pm (ET). Now until further notice. Bob & Gina transport you to the Cheetah Nightclub ca. 1968 with Latin jazz/pop/go-go sizzlers!


Eugene Reynolds of the Revillos/Rezillos
Wednesday, May 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Following the break-up of the Scottish punk band The Rezillos, singers Eugene Reynolds and Fay Fife learned to play instruments, honed their songwriting skills, and put together a sci-fi pop/new wave combo called The Revillos. A new six(!) CD Revillos collection called Stratoplay has just been released on the Cherry Red label in the UK; tune in to WFMU this Wednesday night at 9pm to hear Eugene talk about the new collection, share some Revillos memories, and more!


Amy Douglas (DFA/GlitterBox/Domino Records)
Wednesday, May 27th, Noon - 3pm
on The Duane Train

Amy Douglas is dance music’s bonafide rock chick. Though she has made her reputa- tion across the worlds of House and Disco with her incredible voice and stellar song- writing ability (she also bangs on a mean piano) Amy is here to ROCK you. After stun- ning features with everyone from Juan MacLean to Treasure fingers, and repetitive col- laborative work with The Crooked Man and 33Hz’s Tim Wagner, DFA’s bad girl rose to international prominence blazed a path when her first solo single “Never Saw It Com- ing” blazed up the dance charts, and the dance floors, most notably in the UK where incredible support from Bill Brewster, Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston, and the Crooked Man Remix of the song became the #2 of Brewster’s Furtive 50 of 2018.Equally exciting and on the horizon is Hard Feelings, a collaboration with the inimitable Joe Goddard of Hot Chip. and she has been hard at work with Luke Solomon and the Glitterbox/Defected camp writing more and more Disco Bombs for the Fabulous Four Ambassadors of Disco, she has four singles on their upcoming LP due on Glitterbox this year. Duane Train's excited to be hosting a live performance, DJ set and an Interview the "Rock Queen of Nu-Disco"


Colletti
Tuesday, May 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

NYC composer COLLETTI (aka Ian M. Colletti) discusses his score for director Rachel Mason's 2020 Netflix documentary "Circus of Books" and performs an on-air "live score" using analog synths, sequencers and acoustic instruments. Ian has performed in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall orchestras as well as in his bands Angriest Pussycat, Auto-Matic Vaudeville and Lost Animals, and has backed Jandek. His first score was for a film produced by members of The Residents.


Steven Levy, author, "Facebook: The Inside Story"
Monday, May 25th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Veteran tech journalist Steven Levy discusses his new book "Facebook: The Inside Story" on the next Techtonic. Mark will explain why reading the history of Facebook feels like watching a horror movie.


Archie Shepp Birthday Special!
Sunday, May 24th, Noon - 5:40pm
on
The Stork Club with Stork (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Musician, composer, civil rights activist, playwright, and professor Archie Shepp turns the clock on year 84 this Sunday, and we’re wing-dinging it at the Stork Club. It’s Shepp and nothing but the Shepp in his many musical incarnations.


Michael Hearst
Saturday, May 23rd, 9am - 11am
on
Double-Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda
The awesome composer, film scorer, multi-instrumentalist and kids' author MICHAEL HEARST is in isolation like the rest of us. He will chat with Amanda about his new YouTube series, titled SNACKTIME, which lately allows him to provide unusual, original fun for smart children and their families.


John Schnall’s Midnight Matinee Presents: Jawsy Shore
Saturday, May 23rd, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Just when you thought it was safe (or maybe not) to go back to the Joisey Shore, Midnight Matinee strikes again with a horrifying mix of vintage Spielberg and Garden State soufflé. A behemoth, a monster, an eating machine, a Situation. Tune in at Midnight, Saturday, May 23, on Rich Hazelton’s Inflatable Squirrel Carcass to experience the terror of… Jawsy Shore.


DRUMMER STREAM DISCOTHEQUE!
Friday, May 22nd, 3pm - 7pm
on
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Dance away the crazy with a radio party, every Friday 3-7pm (ET). Now until further notice. This week, Julie serves sonic libations and ablutions in accordance with World Goth Day!


Henry Maldanado aka Son Of Sound
Wednesday, May 20th, Noon - 3pm
on The Duane Train

Son of Sound and the sounds of New York have been a constant in Son Of Sound’s creative process ever since 1991 when he first started producing and the influence is evident in all of his Soulful Housey productions. Real name Henry Maldonado, he was part of house trio House 2 House, keeping Strictly Rhythm in receipt of bangers such as ‘Hypnotize Me’ and ‘I Need Your Love’. The production mechanics have evolved since then, but the Henry Maldonado style remains subtle, although nuanced by years of creating and consuming quality house music. His label District 30 is one of the very finest purveyors of left field dance floor fillers. Duane Train is happy to have him back for an encore guest set this week


Jackie McLean Birthday Broadcast
Sunday, May 17th, Noon - 6:01pm
on
The Stork Club with Stork (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Alto-sax legend Jackie McLean, celebrating his 89th birthday up on Jazz Olympus, will have the entire dance card to himself this Sunday at The Stork Club. We’ll hear him from his early dates with Miles, to bop and onward through his never-ceasing explorations—with some of his best and most fascinating work happening late in his career. Tell 'em you’ll be late for Sunday dinner—we’ll clubbing late to hear the sweet-tart tones of Jackie McLean.


Paul Carrack
Saturday, May 16th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

At age 23 Paul Carrack wrote and sang one of the most enduring hits of the '70s, Ace's "How Long," after a short tenure in Roxy Music he joined Squeeze, singing lead on the group's biggest hit "Tempted," then sang lead on Mike & The Mechanic's biggest hits, and played with countless musical luminaries including Nick Lowe, The Pretenders, The Smiths & Ringo!


DRUMMER STREAM DISCOTHEQUE!
Friday, May 15th, 3pm - 7pm
on
Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Dance away the crazy with a radio party, every Friday 3-7pm (ET). Now until further notice. This week, Jesse Kaminsky sticks your brain in a socket and throws an electro dance party!


Seven Second Delay Car Parade
Wednesday, May 13th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Come celebrate WFMU’s 62nd birthday party this Wednesday night from 6-7pm with our first public event since the lockdown began. Ken and Andy from Seven Second Delay will be hosting WFMU’s first and last ever car parade. Put on your mask , hop in the car and join the car parade circling the magic factory at 43 Montgomery Street. Put a sign on your car and join the parade this Wednesday May 13th to 7 pm. For more info email ken from this page (PARADE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 13)


Tribute to Florian Schneider
Tuesday, May 12th, 3am - 6am
on
Polyglot with Jesse Dorris
This week, Polyglot pays tribute to the late Florian Schneider, who as a founding member of Kraftwerk brought elegance to electronics, schtick to motorik, and reconceptualized the very nature of a pop group. Tune in for some radioactivity of rare early jams, soundboard recordings, interviews, rarities, and more music non-stop.


Jathan Sadowski, author, "Too Smart: How Digital Capitalism is Extracting Data, Controlling Our Lives, and Taking Over the World"
Monday, May 11th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Jathan Sadowski's new book has an especially accurate title - "Too Smart: How Digital Capitalism is Extracting Data, Controlling Our Lives, and Taking Over the World." Sadowski will be discussing digital capitalism and its effects on the next Techtonic.


Gozen Atila aka Anadol
Monday, May 11th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Olivia's been obsessed with the music of Anadol, which is a cosmic synth project created by Gozen Atila, a Turkish sound artist. Anadol's album "Uzun Havalar" came out in 2019 on Pingipung Records. We'll hear some different Anadol tracks, one of Gozen Atila's radio plays commissioned by Kunstradio, a mix of Turkish music that Gozen made specially for this program filled with "romantic pop oldies that locals mostly know," and music that listening to Anadol inspired me to hear. Tune in!


Mikko H. Haapoja: Traditional and Experimental Fiddle and Soundscapes from Finland
Saturday, May 9th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Rob met Helsinki-based musician / audio-artist Mikko H. Haapoja to record a session and chat at WFMU this past October. Mikko performed his solo piece Unheard Landscapes, combining soundscapes and electronics with performance on jouhikko, a Finnish traditional fiddle. Mikko also co-leads the offbeat folk / rap / electronic ensemble Haapoja & Illmari Kollektiivi among many other projects. We'll hear all about it and hear Mikko's WFMU performance on this week's show!


DRUMMER STREAM DISCOTHEQUE!
Friday, May 8th, 3pm - 7pm
on
Testify! with Larry Grogan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Dance away the crazy with a radio party, every Friday 3-7pm (ET). Now until further notice. This week, Larry Grogan ignites a powder keg of '60s funk & soul 45s!


Ira the K is in for Dave the Spazz Tonight
Thursday, May 7th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Ira's show

A Tribute to Tony Allen
Wednesday, May 6th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
We mark the passing of one of the greatest musicians of all time with a career-spanning tribute beginning with his early days with Fela Kuti to his just-released collaboration with the late South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela.


DJ A'KARI aka Farao
Wednesday, May 6th, Noon - 3pm
on
The Duane Train
A’KARI is the DJ moniker of Berlin based musician Farao, also half of the new contemporary disco sensation Ultraflex. A’KARI plays a mix of disco, boogie, future jazz, electro and italo – it all started with her fascination for 80s Soviet electronic music, which in turn lead her to explore ethnic disco and electronic music from around the world, resulting in joyful unpretentious DJ-sets with sensational bass lines and free-spirited flavours.


Optic Sink
Tuesday, May 5th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Shifting gears a bit and going at it alone, Natalie Hoffmann of Memphis trio Nots introduces us to her new solo synth/electronics project, Optic Sink, with a live performance kindly recorded specifically for Burn It Down! We'll talk with Natalie about the genesis of the project, the joys and perils of home recording, performing in lockdown, and other topics. Tune in on Tuesday, May 5, from 9 pm to midnight.


Tech-and-pandemic-themed movie picks
Monday, May 4th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Movies for a pandemic: on the next Techtonic, Mark and his friend Paul - who watches hundreds of movies a year - discuss how recent movies have handled pandemics, dystopias, AI, and tech gadgets.


Lyra Pramuk
Monday, May 4th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Olivia welcomes Lyra Pramuk to the program via Skype and they talk about the voice, performance / identity, and future folk, as well as listen to some tracks from her new album "Fountain", which came out in late March, features vocal processing and electronics. Lyra lives in Berlin and was supposed to do a show at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn but that got cancelled due to COVID-19.


Random Pull Returns
Monday, May 4th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
As one of the fortunate few who still has access to the incredible WFMU physical record library, Joe McG has decided to bring back "random pull." For those unfamiliar with the concept, it involves selecting never-before-heard records from the WFMU library and listening to them for the first time, with the listener, as they are played on-air. Be surprised by the unexpected on this spontaneous and unpredictable broadcast.


Tommy Uzzo: A Musical Tribute To The Life Of A True Sound Engineer
Sunday, May 3rd, 6am - 9am
on Serious Moonlight Sonatas with Carol

Join us for a tribute to the life of world renowned sound recording and mixing engineer and musician, Tommy Uzzo, whom we lost on Monday, April 27, 2020. Working with everyone from Redman and Method Man to Monet and Gloria Estefan and many others too numerous to name, we celebrate with music and memories from friends, family and those he worked with.


Sam Brown (from Whitest Kids U Know)
Sunday, May 3rd, Midnight - 3am
on Hits From The Crypt with Keilidh

Stepping through the cemetery gates this week is Sam Brown, comedian, actor, producer and writer best known as a founding member of the sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U Know. Tune in Saturday night at the stroke of midnight to hear Sam and Hits From The Crypt host Keilidh talk about WKUK's come up in the New York City sketch comedy scene, listen to some songs provided by Sam, and more!


Vilda: Two Nordic Traditions Unite: Sámi Joik and Finnish Accordion Music! Recorded at WOMEX, October 2019
Saturday, May 2nd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The young duo Vildá brings together two great Nordic traditions: Vocal yoik of indigenous Sámi people and accordion music of Finland. Vildá wowed the cognoscenti at the opening concert of last October's WOMEX world music expo in Tampere, Finland with their vibrant blends of tradition and experimentation. Their debut album Wildprint (Bafe's Factory) has gotten rave reviews too. Meet Vildá in an interview and EBU radio studio performance recorded live at WOMEX! Attachments:


Steven McDonald from Redd Kross
Saturday, May 2nd, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

At age 11 Steven McDonald joined older brother Jeff to form the band that would become Redd Kross, their showmanship and musical mixture of bubblegum, glam & punk immediately earned them a place in the burgeoning southern California punk scene. We'll find out all about their 40 year career, including their newest album"Beyond The Door."


Disco Dance Party!
Friday, May 1st, 3pm - 7pm
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
No music puts on a braver face in the presence of gloom and depression than the driving, thriving club-floor-filling grooves of disco dance music. Given the increasingly awful times we find ourselves submerged in, there may be no more mood elevating sonic tonic than the unrelenting thump of disco—turned up loud. Boot depression in the ass while you kick off the weekend in style with a four-hour Disco Dance Party on the Drummer Stream!


White Hills
Wednesday, April 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
White Hills return to the WFMU airwaves, if not the WFMU studio, with a live set of spacey psych rock recorded especially for The Evan "Funk" Davies Show at the band's New York City bunker/apartment/studio. After the set EFD will chat with Dave W and Ego Sensation about what they've been up to and their plans for "the future," whatever that is. Tune in to WFMU Wednesday night at 9pm for this live set!


Marianne Faithfull
Wednesday, April 29th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Favorite and rare originals, covers, live performances, standards, samples, alt mixes, and tributes to the world's most resilient singer-songwriter.


Singer-songwriter Sasha Speilberg aka Buzzy Lee
Wednesday, April 29th, Noon - 3pm
on The Duane Train

LA based singer-songwriter Sasha Speilberg aka Buzzy Lee has been captivating discerning music lovers over the past couple of years with her acclaimed EP's "FacePaint" and "Close Encounters of their own kind". Like a Blow Pop dipped in Robitussin, Her mysterious ethereal experimental psych-pop/soul has a bittersweet intoxicating feel, yet it never meanders. the Duane Train is happy to have her as a guest on the Duane Train this week!


Qlowksi (London, UK) - DotDash Radio's first ever live band!
Wednesday, April 29th, Midnight - 3am
on
DotDash Radio with TomDash
London's post-punk/new wave band, Qlowski, is DotDash Radio's first live band! They came to the NYC in March on their way to SXSW in support their new single "Ikea Youth b/w Grinding Halt" on Maple Death Records. SXSW was cancelled, but they were still able to record a fantastic live set at the drummer's studio - Defiant Audio, in Port Washington, NY. (more on that in the interview!)


Bob Dylan Can't Sing = All Female Covers Special
Tuesday, April 28th, Noon - 3pm
on
Feelings with Michele with One "L"
Bob can't sing, he can write a damn good song though. Join Michele as she brings you an all female Bob Dylan covers special. These women can sing.


Daniel Kahn Gillmor, senior staff technologist at the ACLU
Monday, April 27th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
The corona pandemic is drawing lots of proposals for surveillance of your health, your location, and more. Daniel Kahn Gillmor, senior staff technologist at the ACLU, joins Mark Hurst on the next Techtonic to discuss how to fight the pandemic without building an oppressive techno-surveillance state.


The Jimmy Guiffre Jamboree
Sunday, April 26th, Noon - 3:16pm
on
The Stork Club with Stork (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
(Note to reader: it's pronounced JOO-free) Coming up at noon E.D.T. this Sunday at The Stork Club on the Give the Drummer Radio stream: it’s The Jimmy Giuffre Jamboree, celebrating what would be his 99th birthday. We trace his career through his early drum-less, bass-less, and piano-less small groups, his orchestral works, and on through the eighties, as he incorporates electronic sounds, and back to the trios in his late work. Come by the Club this Sunday to sample the Joys of Giuffre.


Emilia Amper, Champion of Sweden's Nyckelharpa, Recorded at WOMEX, October 2019
Saturday, April 25th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Meet 2010 World Nyckelharpa Champion Emilia Amper! Okay, maybe you didn't know there's a world championship for Sweden's beloved keyed fiddle. Although perhaps you've heard of the Grammys - Emilia been nominated for one of those as well. She's a great musician and principled as well: Amper is among a growing number of performers who, because of climate concerns, no longer tour by plane. Emilia Amper joins us for a musical meet and greet recorded at the WOMEX world music expo.


Russell Mael (of Sparks)
Saturday, April 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Russell Mael joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd on Saturday April 25th from 3-6 p.m. to discuss Sparks 24th album, A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip (out from BMG on 5/15). Russell will also chat about his brother Ron, Dick Clark, and the upcoming musical and documentary features Sparks is working on. Tune in to hear all about this amazing and enduring band.


Robbie Fulks explains "Seventies Jesus"
Saturday, April 25th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks for a short chat all about Robbie's song "Seventies Jesus." We'll find out the true story behind Fulks' families' childhood flirtation with a cult-like, commune-living spiritual leader!


Visits Isolation
Thursday, April 23rd, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Blind Tourist with Adriene
Take a trip through every day solitude and isolation where we'll tune into radio in Argentinian Antarctica, hear fishing boats near a remote village in Iceland and wonder what it's like to be the last person on earth.


Welcome Bergey to the Airwaves For His Maiden Voyage, Filling in for Sinead
Thursday, April 23rd, 3am - 6am
on
Smiling In Stereo with Bergey

David Newman
Tuesday, April 21st, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

David Newman discusses his 35-years scoring over 100 films, from early days in horror (Critters, The Kindred, Heathers) to comedies (Bill & Ted's, Bowfinger, Mighty Ducks), children's (Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, Anastasia) and the Danny Devito-directed Throw Mama From the Train, War of the Roses and Hoffa. As a member of the most nominated Academy Award family "The Newmans" with 92 noms, David is the son of nine-Oscar composer Alfred, nephew of Lionel and Emil, brother of Thomas and cousin of Randy.


Sir Richard Bishop
Monday, April 20th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
Guitarist Sir Richard Bishop beams into Studio J for a solo session very likely drawing from his fantastic new album, Oneireic Formulary, out April 17th via Drag City. One-third of the infamous trans-global punk-psych destroyers (and now-defunct) Sun City Girls, Sir Rick continues to explore the elegant, weird, mostly-but-definitely-not-entirely-acoustic paths he’s traveled since achieving knighthood.


Toby Ord, author, "The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity"
Monday, April 20th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Let's talk about the end of the world. Oxford philosopher Toby Ord joins Mark Hurst on the next Techtonic to talk about his new book, "The Precipice," which estimates the risk of humanity getting wiped out in the next century from various disasters: asteroids, climate change, nuclear war, pandemics, AND MORE! (Good news, some of the risks are lower than you'd expect. But not all.)


New Age Crap and Meditation Noise with Guest C. Lavender
Monday, April 20th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Radio lover, noise/sound artist, and sound healing practitioner C. Lavender joins Olivia on this weed holiday. Tune in for goofy new age mixes by Olivia and C. Lavender, a sound bath mediation, and some other hippie noise. We'll try to keep the weed jokes to a minimum (but make sure you're listening at 4:20pm, dude!)


Special Lee Konitz tribute!
Sunday, April 19th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The prolific saxophonist Lee Konitz recently headed into the hereafter at age 92. Konitz was noted for his love of spontaneous improvising, preferring to play in the moment with a wide variety of collaborators over the course of a 70-year+ career. Irene Trudel (with Peter Keepnews) pays respect to Lee Konitz, airing a small fraction of this sweet man's music.


La Patronal: Boisterous Village Brass Traditions From Peru
Saturday, April 18th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

With public events on pause, venues have launched online alternatives. Flushing Town Hall (FTH), which embraces the multi-cultural flavor of Queens, offers FTH@Home: Tuesday and Friday evening live video streams from recent concert archives. Including: An exuberant performance by La Patronal, a brass band that celebrates the boisterous traditions of Peru's fiestas populares (town fairs). Their FTH show streams Friday evening April 24th. Meet César Fe of La Patronal and hear their music on this week's show!


Rachel Lichtman
Wednesday, April 15th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Director/videographer/genius Rachel Lichtman, director of the Boyce & Hart documentary The Guys Who Wrote 'Em, returns to WFMU to talk (over the phone, at a safe distance) about her latest project: MUSIQUE, which Rachel describes as "made in the retro-artistic structural style of Euro-music television such as Musikladen, TOPPOP, and other beautiful vintage variety specials." MUSIQUE includes performances and videos featuring Juliana Hatfield, Liam Hayes, Ted Leo, Margo Guryan, and others; you can watch it here. Tune in to The Evan "Funk" Davies Show on WFMU this coming Wednesday night to learn more about this remarkable project.


Valgeir Sigurðsson
Tuesday, April 14th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Icelandic composer and producer Valgeir Sigurðsson discusses his score for Grímur Hákonarson’s comedy "The County," the follow up to Grimur's 2015 Canne Un Certain Regard winner "Rams." The soundtrack was released on the Bedroom Community collective/record label he founded with Nico Muhly and Ben Frost in 2006. Valgeir also composed for "An Acceptable Loss," documentary "Dreamland" and Icelandic TV show "Mannaveiðar," in addition to his own solo works and working with Björk since her 2000 score for Lars Von Trier’s "Dancer In The Dark."


David Sax, author, "The Soul of an Entrepreneur"
Monday, April 13th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, author David Sax talks about his new book "The Soul of an Entrepreneur: Work and Life Beyond the Startup Myth." Entrepreneurs are under pressure from corona, but they represent our best hope for an economy NOT dominated by Silicon Valley giants. Tune into Techtonic for the interview, and the latest tech news.


Herbie Hancock is 80
Sunday, April 12th, Noon - 6:36pm
on
The Stork Club with Stork (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Happy 80th birthday, Herbie Hancock! The Stork Club throws a birthday bash marathon for one of the greatest, most eclectic musicians of our time, Herbie Hancock. From his first Quintets through his years with Miles Davis, into his deep dive into worlds electronical (is too a word!), to his many collaborations within and without the realms of jazz, and back to acoustical climes - a musical meander back and forth and back and forth through the Herbie Time Continuum on the advent of his ninth decade among the mortals. The Stork Club goes full Herbie-vore today, with lotsa his classics as a leader and as a sideman. No idea how long this thing is gonna stretch, stop by the Club and stay a while. And then another while.


Paul Simpson (Serious Intention, Salsoul)
Wednesday, April 8th, Noon - 3pm
on The Duane Train

From 1976 Simpson has been making a name for himself Editing, Mixing, Producing some of the most seminal records in Dance Music History. From his early beginnings, editing mega mixes for WBLS in the 80's, or producing proto-house/boogie records under the name Serious Intention, which were staples at the legendary Paradise Garage. Simpson has been in the mix, shaping the sound of Dance music for the last 30 years. The Duane Train is honored to have Simpson DJ and chat about his long, illustrious career in Dance music this week.


People Like Us video at 10:55 am
Wednesday, April 8th, 9am - Noon
on Ken's show

Join People Like Us for an hour of audiovisual entertainment, edited specially for Ken's show by Vicki (DO or DIY on WFMU). You can listen to this at home or in the... you can listen to it, er, at home... and you can watch it too! Come and watch People Like Us and friends on Ken's playlist page and on the WFMU front page at 10.55AM on Wednesday 8 April 2020.


Will Oldman (Bonnie "Prince' Billy) Pt. 2
Tuesday, April 7th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Will Oldham returns to discuss his shift from acting as a teenager to songwriting which included writing music for films and documentaries ("Ode," "Broken Giant," "Seafarers," "Wendy & Lucy") and his eventual return to acting (Phil Morrison's "Junebug," Kelly Reichardt's "Old Joy" and "Wendy & Lucy," David Lowery's "A Ghost Story"). Listen to Pt. 1 HERE where Will discusses his co-headlining tour with Jonathan Richman in promotion of his latest Drag City album "I Made A Place," working with John Sayles on Matewan, and his cameo on Jackass 3D.


Chris Gilliard, privacy scholar
Monday, April 6th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Surveillance in America is at an all-time high. On the next Techtonic, Chris Gilliard returns to the show to give an overview of how corona is accelerating the rise of surveillance technology - and what we can do about it.


Monsieur Doumani - Edgy New Roots Music From Cyprus, Recorded at WOMEX, October 2019
Saturday, April 4th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The politically outspoken Cyprus-based trio Monsieur Doumani blends traditional influences with contemporary elements, both musical and topical. They've certainly struck a chord: The band's latest album Angathin topped the Transglobal world music DJ chart, they've won critics' awards in Italy and Germany and three award nominations from UK-based Songlines magazine. And they showcased at October's influential WOMEX World Music Expo in Finland. Join us on Saturday for Rob's interview with Monsieur Doumani and their WOMEX EBU radio studio session!


Bass player Jerry Jemmott
Saturday, April 4th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Bronx native Jerry Jemmott who started gigging at age 12, joined King Curtis' Kingpins as a teen, and recorded some of the most memorable and influential bass lines in music history, including work work with Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Wilson Pickett, Roberta Flack, BB King, The Rascals & Gil Scott Heron!


Sheila & Monica special: a Duo of Dueling Divas!
Friday, April 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
A Brooklyn vs. Queens Showdown feat. a Duo of Dueling Divas! In the ring, it’s Crooklyn’s own Sheila “Boom Boom” B. and - live and direct from Sunnyside - it Monica “The Queens Crippler” Lynch!!! And by live I mean hastily pre-recorded and subject to technical difficulties! Do not MISS this all-female wrestling match of musical body slams, set vs. set headlocks, and hair-pulling as Sheila and Monica vie for the championship belt! Tune in, place your bets, and throw chairs!!!


The Blind Tourist visits the Inner Body and Outer Space
Thursday, April 2nd, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Blind Tourist with Adriene
An hour journey from one of the smallest spaces to the largest one. Complete with viscera and space meditations.


Will Oldham
Tuesday, March 31st, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Will Oldham aka Bonnie "Prince" Billy discusses his 30+ year career in film both as a composer ("Ode," "Broken Giant," "Wendy & Lucy") and an actor (John Sayles' "Matewan," Phil Morrison's "Junebug," Kelly Reichardt's "Old Joy," David Lowery's "A Ghost Story"). Will is currently co-headlining a tour with Jonathan Richman stopping at NYC's Town Hall on March 9 in promotion of his latest Drag City release "I Made A Place."


Insect Ark / This is Where: Live on WFMU via Saint Vitus
Tuesday, March 31st, Midnight - 3am
on
What Was Music? with Marcel M
"What Was Music?" proudly presents two pre-recorded live captures from, "Insect Ark," and, "This is Where," recorded live at Saint Vitus on Feb. 26th. Insect Ark is a heavy psychedelic bass/electronics/lap steel and drum duo lead by Dana Schechter that specializes in layering trippy, atmospheric textures on top of heavy bass and drums. "This is Where," is an improvisational trio of Algis Kizys, Norman Westberg (Swans) and Lynn Wright who specialize in contemplative, ambient journeys of sound. Don't miss a chance to experience live music during this crazy time of self isolation!


Kyle Chayka, author, "The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism"
Monday, March 30th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, Kyle Chayka talks about his new book "The Longing for Less" and how our understanding of minimalism is distorted by social media hashtags and the visual monoculture of Instagram. By returning to the roots of minimalism, especially in the age of corona, we have an opportunity to pursue what's really important.


Russ Giguere of The Association
Saturday, March 28th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes The Associations' Russ Giguere for a look behind the creation of such chart toppers as "Cherish," "Windy," "Never My Love," "Along Comes Mary" and they will discuss his new book "Along Comes The Association" which, somewhat surprisingly, is fill with great sex & drug stories.


Soft Stars: Pretty Music by Famous People
Tuesday, March 24th, Noon - 3pm
on
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Most of Tony's shows feature ugly music by obscure weirdos, but this time it's ... PRETTY MUSIC BY FAMOUS PEOPLE. Expect lots of classic rawk and soft rock from the '60s and '70s.


Cocteau Twins bassist and Bella Union label head, Simon Raymonde.
Tuesday, March 24th, 3am - 6am
on
Polyglot with Jesse Dorris
Tonight on Polyglot, Jesse Dorris welcomes in the Cocteau Twins bassist and Bella Union label head Simon Raymonde for a special mix of what Raymonde has been listening to and releasing lately and his thoughts about the tunes. Tonight from 3-6 AM!


Put The Needle On The Mindfulness for Jerk-Offs Remix
Friday, March 20th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For his post-Marathon, shelter-in-place weekly radio show Billy Jam's non-stop o one hour set will include a 20 minute remix of the 40-track WFMU 2020 Marathon meditation cassette "Mindfulness for Jerk-Offs." Put the needle on the record Friday March 20th at 7pm on W F M U


The 2020 Marathon Finale with Station Manager Ken, Michele, Irwin and a Hoof and Mouth Retrospective in place of the live finale party (cancelled due to virus)
Sunday, March 15th, 7pm - Midnight
on Marathon Finale


Therese with Co-Host Sheila B.
Sunday, March 15th, 5pm - 7pm
on
Therese's show

Bill Kelly with Co-Host Yvonne
Sunday, March 15th, 3pm - 5pm
on
Teenage Wasteland with Bill Kelly

Glen Jones with Co-Host TBA
Sunday, March 15th, Noon - 3pm
on
The Glen Jones Radio Programme

Jeff Sarge with Co-Host Trouble
Sunday, March 15th, 9am - Noon
on
Reggae Schoolroom

Carol with Co-Host Daniel Blumin
Sunday, March 15th, 6am - 9am
on
Serious Moonlight Sonatas with Carol

Darren with Co-Host Joe Duffy
Sunday, March 15th, 3am - 6am
on
Darren's show

Keilidh with Co-Host Daisy
Sunday, March 15th, Midnight - 3am
on
Hits From The Crypt with Keilidh


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