Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: March 22nd at 3:09 PM

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Nick Waterhouse, Crazy and the Brains and Brenda Sauter
Saturday, March 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.

Crazy and The Brains stand alongside Healy's as a great Jersey City institution. Their new album, "Into The Ugly", continues their manic mission to be the funniest, most melodic and irreverent band out there. Don't miss them on tour this spring with The Bouncing Souls and live on Todd's show!

Brenda Sauter is best known as the bass player for The Feelies, but her musical career does not begin and end there. She has also performed in such winning combos as Speed The Plough and Wild Carnation. On Saturday March 23rd at Monty Hall, Brenda will give a musical overview of her career, performing with these 3 bands and more as part of a tribute to local female performers that will also include Karen Kuhl, Wygalator and Long Neck. Brenda stops by Todd's show earlier in the day to chat about her history.


Iberi Choir: Sublime Vocal Polyphony From the Republic of Georgia
Saturday, March 23rd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Republic of Georgia is known for its ancient tradition of vocal polyphony and improvisation. New groups like Iberi - led by a rugby star who gave up the sport to sing - are bringing the tradition into the 21st century. Iberi sings their way into your hearts on WFMU this Saturday - ahead of an east coast tour including Manhattan shows downtown at Joe's Pub Wednesday night April 3rd and a free concert uptown at Our Saviour Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon April 7th.


Kevin Dugan, New York Post reporter
Monday, March 25th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, New York Post reporter Kevin Dugan discusses his new story on "Earnin," a startup with over $100 million in Silicon Valley venture capital, which allows users to get an advance payment on their paycheck. But the startup claims that they're not engaging in payday loans - which happen to be highly regulated. Mark Hurst will try to get to the bottom of what's really happening.


Michele Mercure
Thursday, March 28th, Noon - 3pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Visionary composer and producer Michele Mercure released a series of cassettes in the mid 1980s and 90s, which circulated through various tape-trading networks in the electronic music scene. Late last year, RVNG Intl. compiled an anthology of these cassette works in a double LP entitled Beside Herself. A fascinating figure who's existed on the fringes of the American underground, Mercure gives us this rare radio performance - tune in!


Roy Vucino
Friday, March 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Friendly Persuasion with Otis Fodder (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Roy aka Choyce will drop in to play some movie scores, soul music, hip hop and some weirdo punk rock. Roy aka Choyce has played in numerous Montreal garage oufits like Les Sexareenos, Pypy and CPC Gangbangs and now plays with Red Mass, Nightseeker (from the TV show FUBAR) and experimental pop rock band Birds of Paradise


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!).


Daddy Long Legs and Uncle Floyd
Saturday, April 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Daddy Long Legs return to The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show on Saturday April 6th. They will be belting out soon to be classics from their upcoming Yep Roc debut, Lowdown Ways. The most blues wailing New York trio has stayed true to their roots but simultaneously branched out on this great new album. Be sure to join them in the "Winner's Circle" on April 6th.

Two comedy legends join forces as Todd-O-Phonic Todd chats with Uncle Floyd about his illustrious career. We will chart the meteoric rise of his career from Channel 68 to Temple Beth-El in Jersey City where he will performing later that evening for All Points Borscht.


Kinloch Nelson
Monday, April 8th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Kinloch (sounds like "Kin-Law") Nelson is a master of many genres on his finger-picked guitar. He can play Bach, Miles Davis, Flatt & Scruggs, John Fahey – in short, just about anything. His earliest recordings, made when he was in student in the late '60s, have just been issued by Tompkins Square records under the title Partly in Time. On this episode of Surface Noise, Kinloch drops by to talk about the record and play some songs in advance of his gig at Troost in Brooklyn later that day.


Les Lullies and Tommy and the Commies
Monday, April 8th, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Sacre bleu! Brace yourselves for the return of the sizzling punk sounds of the French combo Les Lullies to WFMU. And Tommy And The Commies from Ontario sound like classic ’70s British mod-punks who just weren’t in the right place or time to make it into history. If you can't wait for the broadcast, catch these crazy combos at Union Pool in Brooklyn on April 7!


Tough Shits, Sonny and The Sunsets and The Smarthearts
Saturday, April 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Philly's Tough Shits have been toiling in the dark recesses of rock'n'roll for a decade or so, but on their new album Burning In Paradise (Burger Records) they completely step up their game. An early entry in the 2019 best album field, The TS's drop 10 super charged power pop garage gems here that you won't soon forget. Rejoice listeners!

Sonny and The Sunsets are a beautiful West Coast thing. Birthed from the sand, the surf, and twilight campfires down in Ocean Beach, Sonny & the Sunsets’ busted beach-pop songs spark recollections of doo wop’s otherworldly despair, a dose of goofball humor from the Michael Hurley school, and positive possibilities exuded by Jonathan Richman. Their new lp, Hairdressers In Heaven, arrives on April 5th. Catch them at The Bell House in Brooklyn on 4/19.

The Smarthearts are a Philly based punk band that's fueled by a winning mixture of rockabilly and power pop. Featuring members of Sheer Mag, their catchy as hell songs will bring a smile to your face and movement to your feet. Catch the Smarthearts on tour with Sheer Mag at Brooklyn Bazaar on 4/20 and White Eagle Hall on 4/26.


Dave the Spazz DJ's Live from the WFMU Record Fair!
Saturday, April 27th, 11am - 1pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

McKinley James
Saturday, May 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
McKinley James is a 17 year old rock'n'roll guitarist and singer from Rockin' Rochester. His father, Jason Smay (JD McPherson band, Los Straitjackets, Hi-Risers) helped raise McKinley in a very musical household. He started on the Hammond B3 organ at age 7, but discovered his passion for guitar at 10. His influences range from Link Wray to Freddie King to Otis Redding. The first live gig McKinley caught was a Sonics matinee show at Maxwell's. Be among the first to discover this prodigy live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show and later that evening at Hank's Saloon.



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