Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: February 5th at 5:13 PM

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Daddy Long Legs
Saturday, February 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The most blues-wailing Daddy Long Legs join Todd-O-Phonic Todd to destroy Saturday afternoon. Find out why these Norton recording artists are the toasts of both Europe and Bushwick! The closest thing we will ever see to a cross between Slim Harpo and Harpo Marx.


Akoko Nante Ensemble - Drums of West Africa in NYC
Saturday, February 6th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Percussion juggernaut Akoko Nante Ensemble bases its powerful music on folk traditions of Ghana. But their dynamic sound also reflects the angst and energy of growing up in Queens, New York. After bringing their percussive onslaught to WFMU, Akoko Nante celebrates the release of debut CD Nkrabea / Destiny with two shows in Harlem: At The Shrine later tonight (Saturday February 6th); and at Silvana on Saturday February 27th.


Girls On Grass
Monday, February 8th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Roots-cowpunk-country outta New York City. Girls on Grass was formed by singer-guitarist Barbara Endes (ex-Elk City, the Lovelies) and drummer Nancy Polstein (the Silos, Cheri Knight). The Girls woodshedded throughout 2014, recruiting bassist Dave Mandl (of WFMU's Hoof and Mouth Sinfonia) and lead guitarist Sean (Luna, Elk City) before heading into the studio to capture the initial burst of songwriting. The result is an amazing self-titled debut album. Find out what all the fuss is about with what is sure to be an incendiary live session!


Marcelo Zarvos
Tuesday, February 9th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Brazilian-born/NYC-based soundtrack composer Marcelo Zarvos joins Devon in the studio to discuss his most recent Milan Records release for "The Choice," directed by ("Lost in Translation" producer) Ross Katz. Marcelo has nearly 65 scoring credits to his name, including five for director Barry Levinson, Robert DiNero's second directorial film "The Good Shephard," Cary Fukunaga's "Sin Nombre" and current Showtime television series "Ray Donovan" and "The Affair."


Andorkappen
Wednesday, February 10th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

My Castle of Quiet celebrates its 300th broadcast, with special live guest Andorkappen. Currently strafing the US with graveyard ambience & funereal filth, a talented artist of many masks, staring you down hard from 1,000 vantage points atop 1,000 noisy pies—vocalist / percussionist in KILT, Lord Time in Harassor, Lord Time in Lord Time, and guru of Universal Consciousness Records. A mad hatter of many hats, it all comes together under the flag of Andorkappen—a project that nicely stews the many voices of Sandor Finta, and a real-time sound-smashing to help us crack the champagne on Castle show #300.


Joe Frank - "Love Is"
Wednesday, February 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. An episode entitled "Love Is," from Joe's The Other Side series, airs Weds. February 3rd. At an airport, a man has a strange encounter with an old woman who insults him, then passes out and dies in front of him. He sees his wife waiting in an arrival lounge to meet another man. Told that he has terminal cancer, he’s offered a highly unorthodox, experimental treatment that involves meeting a surgeon dressed as Santa Claus. Viewing a photograph that reveals his contempt for his son, he feels he deserves nothing less than death. Then things take a turn for the worse.


The Unspeakable Practices
Thursday, February 11th, 6am - 9am
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
The Unspeakable Practices is an all-star team conceived by the novelist Rick Moody and Kid Millions (Oneida, Man Forever, etc.) along with bassist Brad Truax (Home, Interpol), bassist Richard Hoffman (Sightings), guitarist Shahin Motia (Ex-Models), organist David Grubbs (solo, Gastr del Sol), saxophonist Michael Foster (Barker Trio) and trumpeter Jaimie Branch (Weasel Walter, Chris Pitsiokos Quartet). They merge to play blasting post-punk improvisation with layers, accompanied by molten Rick Moody rants. Sure to clean your bean.


Will Oldham
Thursday, February 11th, 9am - Noon
on Imaginary Radio with Chris M.

Music legend the Bonnie "Prince" Billy stops by to perform some songs and to talk at length about a great variety of projects and points of interest. His new Peel Sessions album is called Pond Scum and is out now on Drag City. Check out this Imaginary Radio Session as well!


Single File with Special Guest Todd-O-Phonic Todd
Monday, February 15th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Joe McGasko likes 45 rpm records. Todd-O-Phonic Todd also likes 45 rpm records. Today on Surface Noise Todd-O-Phonic Todd is going to get up REALLLLLLLY early to play some records on Joe's show for a special extended Single File segment.


Scott Johannsson (Ondes Positives Recordings/LARVA)
Tuesday, February 16th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

"Put the mask on now!"...or at least your 3-D glasses...when Scott Johannsson, co-owner of limited edition vinyl and cassette soundtrack label Ondes Positives Recordings and member of UK-based live score band LARVA, joins Morricone Island to discuss the "The Mask" aka "Eyes of Hell" (1961). "The Mask" is both Canada's first "horror" film and 3-D motion picture and Ondes Positives has recently released a limited double vinyl LP of Myron Schaeffer's original score (blue vinyl) along with Larva's 2013 re-score (red vinyl). The result is not that far from Bebe and Louis Barron's groundbreaking "Forbidden Planet" (1956). The album coincides with the 3-D Film Archive restoration of the film (and Kino blu-ray release) which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in Sept. 2015. Scott is also the co-host of the likeminded soundtrack podcast The Damn Fine Cast with Tony Giles.


​ Andrew Horn, director of "We Are Twisted F*​*​ king Sister!"
Wednesday, February 17th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Before they took the rock world by storm in 1984, before MTV even existed, Twisted Sister spent nearly 10 years ​playing six nights a week at rock club​s across the tri-state area and beyond. Director Andrew Horn (who also directed the critically acclaimed Klaus Nomi documentary The Nomi Song) focuses on this ​early ​part of the band's career in his new documentary We Are Twisted F*​*​king Sister!. Andrew will join Evan "Funk" Davies in the WFMU studios Wednesda​​y night Feb 1​7​ at 9pm to talk about the film and play ​some music from this era of the band and from some of their NYC contemporaries.

The documentary has its New York City premiere at Cinema Village on Friday Feb 19, and there will be a Q & A session at the screening with Andrew and Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French. Tune in to WFMU at 9pm on Wednesday the 17th for a fascinating look at a band you've probably heard but might not know.


Comedian Jim Breuer
Thursday, February 18th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Jim Breuer has a long resume of comedy behind him, but he has a unique way of bonding humor with metal. Diane is sure his playlist will be old school and may or may not feature Goat Boy, his character that was popular during his 3 seasons on SNL. Currently he has a podcast called "the Metal In Me" and has a new band called Jim Breuer and the Regulators that have recently been signed to Metal Blade Records. He'll be live, and will be fielding questions from listeners as well!


Lesely Gore Tribute
Friday, February 19th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
On Friday February 19th, Sophisticated Boom Boom will pay tribute to the late Lesley Gore, America's strawberry-blonde icon who gave rise to an unforgettable feminist anthem and countless pop classics. Sheila B. will be airing an interview with Ms. Gore from October 2013, and journeying through her extensive 60s catalogue.


Freakwater
Monday, February 22nd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Freakwater's Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin first put their distinctive harmonies to tape under a swinging Kentucky country ham in Janet's parent's basement in 1985. Over three decades and eight infrequently released albums, Catherine and Janet's unflinching lyrics and compelling vocal harmonies can stab you in the heart from a mile away. Freakwater continues its tradition of defying classifications on the new album, Scheherazade, coming February 5th.


Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus
Saturday, February 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes noted performer and philosopher Patrick Stickles of the highly acclaimed band Titus Andronicus. Patrick will be playing some of his songs live and doing some DJing and chatting as well. Get ready for lots of Jersey Talk! Be sure and catch Titus on tour, starting with Webster Hall on Feb. 29th.


Jam Messengers
Monday, February 29th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Time to kick out the Jams! Rob K (Workdogs, Gibson Brothers) and Uncle Butcher (Thee Butcher's Orchestra) make their long-awaited return to WFMU delivering their unique brand of trash blues-silky soul rock 'n roll.



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