Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: September 22nd at 3:55 PM

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

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


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

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


Trish Keenan birthday memorial
Wednesday, September 28th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
On Weds. Sept 28, at 4pm, Irwin celebrates the artistry of Patricia Anne Keenan, a.k.a. Trish Keenan, singer of the band Broadcast. Keenan, born on Sept. 28, passed away at age 42 in 2011, leaving behind a singular recorded legacy. Blessed with a voice in a million, Keenan was the anti-diva. She crooned, cooed, whispered, hummed and seduced the ear. The music of Broadcast could sound like a dark night, which Keenan's voice illuminated like a moonbeam. Irwin will features tracks from albums, EPs, singles, and collaborative projects. That's Weds. Sept., 28, at 4pm, a Trish Keenan birthday memorial.


Zerodent
Wednesday, September 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

The punky-pop band Zerodent visits the WFMU studios all the way from Perth (Australia, not Amboy). Their self-titled album, released earlier this year on Alien Snatch, is a catchy choppy mix of early Wire​ and DIY punk sounds​, and​ it​ quickly became an EFD favorite. Improbably Zerodent was able to cobble together a ​US ​tour around an appearance at Gonerfest in Memphis that also includes a stop at ​Elvis Guesthouse in NYC on Tuesday Sept. 27. Tune in to WFMU Wednesday night at 9 for a l​i​ve set from these international sensations!


Peter Greenberg and Barrence Whitfield
Saturday, October 1st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Peter Greenberg and Barrence Whitfield of the world's most racuous r'n'b combo, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, join Todd-O-Phonic Todd to blast 45's and swap stories prior to their appearance later that evening at Monty Hall (they will also be performing Sunday 10/2 at The Mercury Lounge).


Mike Stax, author of "Swim Through The Darkness"
Sunday, October 2nd, 8pm - 9pm
on
The Whig Out with Glynis GirlGroupGirl and Richard W (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Author and Musician Mike Stax will be talking about the mystery of the Maitreya Kali, or Craig Smith - the once famous and then obscure musician who recorded two highly prized albums of psychedelia. In his early career Craig Smith was a well known and genial folk and pop musician of Chris and Craig and The Penny Arkade - then a sudden turn in his personality left Craig alone and invisible in LA. Writer Mike Stax talks about "Swim Through The Darkness" - his new book documenting his search for Craig Smith, and a life forgotten on the Whig Out! Sunday Oct. 2nd 8pm Rock'n'Soul Ichiban Stream.


Heroes of Toolik
Tuesday, October 4th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Friends with storied musical pasts make up the collective known as Heroes of Toolik. In the 1980's Guitarists Arad Evans and Robert Poss, Drummer Billy Ficca and Bassist Ernie Brooks met through their associations with Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, Television, The Modern Lovers and Gods and Monsters. Add trombonist John Speck and Painter Art-critic /Singer /Violinist Jennifer Coates and the collective is complete. Their new album, "Like Night," is filled with drifty, hypnotic, post-Velvet Underground groovyness. Heroes of Toolik play live on WFMU.


Helado Negro
Thursday, October 6th, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Celebrating the release of his new record "Private Energy", Helado Negro returns to This is the Modern World. Roberto Lange is a one man band, crafting songs that ooze with a sensuous boom and a contemporary mix of electronica vibes. Tune in between 9 and noon on October 6 and feel the love.


The return of mastering engineer Greg Calbi
Saturday, October 8th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
When Creg Calbi was a guest on Michael’s show in June the plan was to talk and play some examples of Greg’s exemplar work (Beatles, Dylan, Ramones, Bowie, etc.) – but the stories were so good Michael & Greg just talked for a solid hour – no music: so, as promised, Greg returns – and this time the pair will do their best to spin some Greg’s work between hearing another batch of Greg’s great stories.


Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd
Saturday, October 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd talks with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about the 1970's Australian rock scene, his time spent looking at Angus Young's shorts and his less than infrequent brushes with the law. Not to mention his new album, perhaps aptly titled "Head Job".


The World
Tuesday, October 11th, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Fans of Essential Logic, Delta 5, and saxophones, take note: Oakland's post-punk dance heroes The World are coming to a radio station near you. Expect paranoid grooves, punky beats, disaffected lady vocals, and a primal urge to get off your butt and shake it. Catch The Wold live at Silent Barn on Oct 10th or Baby's All Right on Oct 11th.


John Strausbaugh: City of Sedition
Wednesday, November 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Journalist/historian John Strausbaugh returns to Irwin's program on Wednesday November 9 to discuss his new book, "City of Sedition: The History of New York City During the Civil War" (published by Twelve Books). The work chronicles the localized conflicts between New York constituent groups and how their respective actions helped or hampered President Lincoln's war effort. No city raised more men, money, and materiel for the war, and no city raised more hell against it. New York was a city of patriots, war heroes, and abolitionists, but also a city of antiwar protest, draft resistance, and sedition. Strausbaugh is a foremost authority on the history of New York City. He is a former editor of New York Press, and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications. His previous books include "The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues," "E: Reflections on the Birth of the Elvis Faith," "Black Like You," and "Sissy Nation."


Straight Arrows
Saturday, November 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Sydney quartet Straight Arrows kick out the jams on The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Maybe the best Aussie combo since The Missing Links! Don't miss them on tour with Thee Oh Sees.


The Stompin' Riff Raffs
Saturday, November 19th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
One of Japan's greatest exports, The Stompin' Riff Raffs perform live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. These masters of mayhem are known for their crazed performances and boundless energy. Nao sings and Rie, Mikou and Saori scream! Be sure and catch The Stompin' Riff Raffs at The Bowery Ballroom with The King Khan & BBQ Show on 11/22.



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