Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: May 5th at 9:29 AM

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Tuesday, May 5th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Brooklyn’s newest vocal creature, Hydra, basks in dark, thick harmony. As they describe themselves, "I sing for you… to us… as one, as three. We speak five languages – English, Albanian, Spanish, Macedonian and HydraTongue – and we’d like to learn yours." With members Sarah Small (Black Sea Hotel), Yula Be'eri, and Rima Fand, Hydra brings its vocal dance to the WFMU Love Room.

Chris Galloway of Soft Rocks recordings/Roots Unit
Wednesday, May 6th, Noon - 3pm
on Duane Train

The Brighton based Chris Galloway is a founding member of the Soft Rock Collective, who have made a name for themselves with stellar cosmic re-edits and remixes for 10 years plus. It would be no understatement to say that Chris & co. are at the forefront of the neo-cosmic disco movement and whether releasing pysch-disco rock on their label or on noted labels like ESP Institute, DFA and more, their dub house project Roots Unit pushes the boundaries on the electronica end. The Duane train is honored to have Chris DJ a guest set ahead of his NYC gig w/ the ShareGroove Collective @ Good Room 5/8.

Joe Frank - "Iceland Part 2"
Wednesday, May 6th, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "Iceland Part 2," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. May 6th. As we witness the decline of civilization and people feel spiritually disconnected, Joe announces the founding of a new radio ministry, begins recruiting clergy, and solicits your monetary donations!

Put The Needle on LIC Arts Open @ LP
Friday, May 8th, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
WFMU's Billy Jam returns to Long Island City to broadcast another live show from LP (Local Project) where this time he's invited an emcee cipher curated by Jose Castillo aka Jon Doesociety, plus an interview with LP's Carolina Peñafiel about the former 5Pointz site where the independent arts space was once located, and about the five day LIC ARTS OPEN festival that opens May 13th. Following the broadcast from 7pm to 8pm, Mr Fine Wine's show will be played loud in the gallery.

Amy Rigby
Saturday, May 9th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Amy Rigby about her return to life as a solo artist (after three collaborative albums with husband Wreckless Eric) and her first solo shows in almost a decade (every Thursday in May at HiFi Bar in NYC).

Bigg Butt
Monday, May 11th, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Garage punk, Jersey style. One 'g' just wasn't enough!

Tuesday, May 12th, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
After a three year hiatus, Vetiver just released a gorgeous new album, "Complete Strangers." The warmth of this album is paired with a sense of being from another place and time. Song to song they create a new sonic atmosphere that builds upon that sunny California vibe they are known for. One of the harbingers of the neo folk scene when they first appeared in 2003, Vetiver has created the definitive album of this season.

Mikal Cronin
Tuesday, May 12th, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

From garage rock anthems to gorgeously orchestrated pop melodies, Mikal Cronin's third solo album, "MCIII," is the perfect sunny antidote to a long New Jersey winter. Get all warm and fuzzy inside as Mikal and his band play the WFMU studios before they head to Europe later this month.

Ambrosia Parsley
Tuesday, May 12th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

After her tune with Shivaree, "Good Night Moon," became a huge hit playing under the credits for "Kill Bill 2," Ambrosia Parsley retreated into the world of child-rearing and solo performance. Parsley's voice is equal parts smoke and silkiness, and she's performed for bright lights from Laurie Anderson to Chuck D to Hal Wilner. There were several failed attempts to release a solo album, and a French label finally released Ambrosia's "Weeping Cherry," in 2013. Now it's been released in the US on Barbès Records and Ambrosia Parsley performs some of the album's dark, sweet songs on Irene's show.

Celebrating WHTG and station owner Faye Gade
Wednesday, May 13th, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
From 1984 until 2000 New Jersey was the home of one of the most respected and beloved commercial rock radio stations in the country, WHTG-FM (aka FM 106.3). The station broadcast from a house in Asbury Park NJ where the station's owner, the late Faye Gade, also lived. There weren't many radio stations playing "modern rock" or "alternative" music at the time, nor were there many stations owned by women. Gade played a key role in nurturing the station's independence and giving DJs an unusual amount of freedom for a commercial radio station, which led to a loyal and devoted listenership.

Faye Gade passed away earlier this year, so to celebrate her memory and the legacy of WHTG Evan will be joined in the studio by former WHTG staffers Jerry Rubino and Neal Adams (Neal is also a former WFMU DJ). Throughout the night they'll be talking with other past FM 106.3 DJs and, more importantly, playing some of the music that made the station stand out among its peers. Tune in Wednesday night, May 13, from 9pm-12 midnight!

Rev Billy & Stop Shopping Choir
Friday, May 15th, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Some WFMU on air performers need to be seen as well as heard hence why Billy Jam has invited the Reverend Billy and his 50 member Stop Shopping Gospel Choir back onto WFMU for a live audio & video streamed one-hour, concert from the stage of WFMU's Monty Hall on May 15th. Never one to keep silent on the injustices of society he sees around him the the notorious, lifelong activist Reverend Billy, whose most recent arrest was in January during a 'Black Lives Matter' protest in Grand Central Terminal in NYC, will sing and preach and inform along with his extended Stop Shopping Gospel Choir, on Friday May 15th @ 7pm live broadcast/concert from Monty Hall (Free admission to the Monty Hall concert) on "Put The Needle On The Record" on WFMU.

Dorit Chrysler
Tuesday, May 19th, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
The multi-instrumentalist Dorit Chrysler will perform feats of witchcraft on the theremin, May 19. The most magical and beguiling of instruments, Dorit will charm and entrance.

Live Broadcast from the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn
Tuesday, May 19th, 8pm - 9pm
on The Ragged Antique Phonograph Program with MAC and Mike the Barber

The Ragged Antique Phonograph Program will host a LIVE BROADCAST on May 19th at The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn from 6:30pm-9pm. Join MAC and Mike for an evening of creepy old shellac 78s (made from dead beetles), cocktails, and morbid fun!

The Cellar and Point
Tuesday, May 26th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Calling themselves a "garage chamber" ensemble, The Cellar and Point meld modern classical, downtown jazz and a touch of rock to form their other-worldly music. Drummer/producer Joseph Branciforte and guitarist Christopher Botta are childhood friends who made music together, resulting in this ensemble. Their sound is prog-ish, filled with eccentric electronics, soaring strings and a menacing vibraphone to a driving beat The Cellar and Point's debut, "Ambit," is out on Cuneiform Records, and they visit WFMU to play live.

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