Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: January 23rd at 2:51 PM

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Nick Hallett live in studio!
Wednesday, January 23rd, 3pm - 5pm
on
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ridgewood Radio presents Nick Hallett live in studio, with playlist and conversation covering the seductive and poignant vocal, electronic, and poetic musics of the composer, singer, and cultural activist. Plus a rare unheard 1999 concert recording from downtown legends David Behrman and Jon Gibson.


Nicholas Montgomery aka DJ Monte
Thursday, January 24th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Guest Nicholas Montgomery aka DJ Monte has been around NYC for a few decades. He's an old school raver turned professional mixer and sound designer. And still an excellent DJ! expect some dance heavy sets


Erica Buettner
Saturday, January 26th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Erica Buettner's first album, True Love and Water (2011), was steeped in the sound of the British folk revival. After moving back to the U.S. from Europe, she was diagnosed with cancer, which meant that work on her second recording, The Book of Waves, was put on hold. The album was released in 2018. While still retaining its folk roots, the new record has richer, more complex arrangements. Tune in for a set of songs and conversation. Erica also has a show Friday, January 25th at Pete's Candy Store.


BBQT
Saturday, January 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
BBQT invade The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show performing songs from their 2018 album Let's Go (No Front Teeth Records) and more. BBQT are fronted by the illustrious Gabbie Bam Bam and play high energy glam infused rock'n'roll. In addition to Todd's show they will be stomping their hands and clapping their feet at Bowery Electric on January 24th.


Zina Bozzay on Vadalma's Debut Album Music of Elderflowers: Music From Hungary
Saturday, January 26th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Vadalma is a transcontinental trio that performs new arrangements of Hungarian traditional songs. The group just released an excellent debut album, Music of Elderflowers. Vadalma is led by singer / composer / ethnomusicologist Zina Bossay (pronounced BOH-zah-ee). Zina joins us to share her wealth of knowledge about Hungarian music, and to introduce us to the music of Vadalma. We'll also hear some of the source recordings that inspired the trio's versions - including some of Zina's own field recordings.


William Tyler
Monday, January 28th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Nashville guitarist William Tyler continues to expand the vocabulary of country music with his new album "Goes West", released this week on Merge. He'll perform a solo acoustic set on Scott's show on Monday January 28.


Sleaford Mods
Tuesday, January 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
SPIN AGE BLASTERS is beyond chuffed to welcome back UK agitprop duo Sleaford Mods for a live on-air interview. On the eve of the release of their new album Eton Alive, DJ Creamo Coyl will be conducting a transatlantic telephone call with Mod mouthpiece Jason Williamson. Tune in next Tuesday at 3 PM to catch the wit and wisdom, the filth and the fury.


Chris Stein
Saturday, February 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Chris Stein is best known as being the guitarist and co-founder of Blondie. That in itself would make for an illustrious career, but he is also an accomplished photographer. Photos of he has taken of New York and the punk scene have been compiled by Rizzoli in a new hardcover, "Point Of View". These mostly black and white photos cover both the grittiness and artistry of the times. Chris stops by Studio B to discuss Blondie, his new book and much more with Todd.


J.G. Thirlwell
Tuesday, February 5th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
J.G. Thirlwell joins Morricone Island to discuss his film, television and video installation soundtrack work (The Venture Brothers, Archer, The Blue Eyes, Imponderable and Richard Kern films) and the upcoming public debut of JG Thirlwell + Ensemble at Brooklyn's National Sawdust on Feb. 28. After debuting two compositions at a private event at The Kitchen honoring Lydia Lunch and Nan Goldin, the Ensemble has been expanded into a full set of music drawing from Thirlwell's Foetus and Wiseblood projects along with new compositions by Thirlwell and Simon Hanes (Tredici Bacci) with new chamber arrangements for harp, viola, piano, acoustic guitar and voice.


Somewhere Out There: The Joe Frank film (with director DP Carlson)
Wednesday, February 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Joe Frank radio dramas aired on WFMU for many years. Joe passed away in 2018, but now there's a feature-length documentary about to be released. Directed by DP Carlson, the bio-pic "Somewhere Out There" will make its east coast premiere at the Anthology Film Archives in New York on Weds evening Feb. 20. That afternoon from 3–6pm (Eastern), Carlson visits WFMU to talk about Joe on Irwin's program and feature classic clips from Joe Frank shows. Joe made radio come alive in a riveting way, with monologues that veered between thought-provoking meditations on the human condition and absurd scenarios that bordered on the outrageous. The film will also be screened at WFMU's Monty Hall on Sunday March 10 during our 2019 fundraising festival. "Somewhere Out There" features dozens of interviews with Joe's friends, actors, engineers and close associates, revealing his art, creative process, and personal life. The film stars Joe Frank, Harry Shearer, Ira Glass, David Cross, Grace Zabriskie, Larry Block, Debi Mae West, David Rapkin, and others.


Nick Waterhouse and Mike Krol
Saturday, February 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Nick Waterhouse is a master of acknowledging his musical inspirations while simultaneously creating new and exciting sounds. This is in evidence once again on his new self-titled album for Innovative Leisure. Waterhouse combines the soulful strut of the great soul 45's he cherishes with the electricity of sixties garage rock. Catch a blistering live set from Nick and his stellar combo on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show and don't miss him May 14th at Music Hall Of Williamsburg.

Power Chords, Mike Krol's new Merge release, picks up where 2015’s Turkey left off. It traces Krol’s journey back to punk rock, harnessing both the guitar technique and the musical redemption referenced in its title. He’s wielding the same influences—Misfits, The Strokes, early Weezer, Ramones—but turning up the gravity and the gain. Indeed, Krol has gone somewhere new; yes, he bludgeoned himself with over-analysis and self-loathing, but along the way he stumbled upon a trove of intricate guitar lines and artfully mutating melodies. Find out for yourself when Krol performs at The Knitting Factory on March 5th and on Todd's show March 23rd.


Robert Kimbrough Sr.
Monday, April 1st, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Robert Kimbrough Sr continues the Cotton Patch Soul Blues style created by his father, the legendary Junior Kimbrough, coming to WFMU with his band Blues Connection for what promises to be a killer live set (This is not an Elvis Costello-type April Fools joke -- this is for real!).



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