Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: April 23rd at 11:41 AM

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Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "An Enterprising Man"
Wednesday, April 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. April 23rd we'll air "An Enterprising Man," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. With a bottomless fortune and boundless ambition, Joe develops one reckless venture after another. They all fail in spectacular fashion, except one. But Joe refuses to let success stand in his way.

Chinas vs. SARs
Wednesday, April 23rd, 7pm - 10pm
on Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
In tandem with a talk on Rebecca Pan and the Hong Kong indie music scene that he’ll give at this year’s EMP Pop Conference, Gary Sullivan has planned a three-hour journey from the dawn of modern Chinese pop, or shidaiqu, to contemporary punk, hip-hop, hard rock and twee from the mainland, Macao, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

David J
Thursday, April 24th, 6am - 9am
on Underwater Theme Park with Meghan

David J (Bauhaus, Love & Rockets, etc.) will be performing live and speaking with Meghan about his current solo projects (and answer some questions about the former bands). Iconic gothic/post punk beginnings have mellowed to a similarly dark cabaret sound on his new album Not Long For This World. He will have just finished playing in the NYC area for 3 nights before heading up to Canada to continue on his tour.

Roadburn Recap 2014
Thursday, April 24th, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane presents 3 hours of chronicling this year's Roadburn Festival that she visited in Tilburg, Netherlands! Overflowing with sheer heaviness, doom, sludge and riff rock, she is still recovering, and will present 3 hours of music with accompanying pix for the listeners! Some bands that performed at the festival who will be featured: MAGMA, MORNE, TRIPTYKON, WINDHAND, NOOTHGRUSH, YOB and more!

International Bellows Battle: Uri Sharlin (accordion, US/Israel) & Dogcat vs Mangey Khan (harmonium, India) & Barmer Boys
Saturday, April 26th, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Two live sets tonight spotlighting a couple of our favorite bellows instruments! Ace accordionist Uri Sharlin and Dogcat blend jazz and classical influences with Balkan rhythms, Arabic modes and Brazilian harmonies. Tonight's FMU session is the first half of Dogcat's Garden State spring awakening: Uri and band will perform at the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck on Saturday evening May 3rd.

Plus: Harmonium-driven Rajasthani roots band the Barmer Boys made a big splash at home on MTV India's Coke Studio - the subcontinent's answer to MTV Unplugged. And now vocal powerhouse Mangey Khan and the Boys are raising eyebrows abroad, on their first US tour. The Barmer Boys' New York debut is this Thursday night (April 24th) at Drom in the East Village but their New Jersey debut will be right here on WFMU!

Don Bikoff with Percussionist Stephan Brandstatter
Monday, April 28th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Some forty years after the release of Don Bikoff's debut, "Celestial Explosion," the album's reissue has propelled him into the spotlight again. Bikoff's rejuvenation inspired him to create a new album called "Hallowed Ground" which is out now. Don also recently found his own "basement tape" with percussionist Stephan Brandstatter, recorded many years ago, which he hopes to release as well. Don Bikoff and Stephan Brandstatter visit WFMU's "love room" for a live performance.

The Winner and New Cohost!
Monday, April 28th, 6pm - 7pm
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Studio B Ben, winner of the Sportsy Talk NCAA Brackets Challenge, will be collecting his prize on Monday at 6:00 as he becomes an official Sportsy Talk Cohost-for-a-Day. Tune in and accord Ben all the rights and privileges attendant on a Sportsy Talk Cohost, i.e., call in and rant at him incoherently or savagely taunt him on the Comments Board. Ben!

Man Forever
Monday, April 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

Man Forever is the percussion project led by John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions), a founding member of Oneida. Colpitts is an in-demand drummer who's been all over the place lately, including stints on tour with Spiritualized and playing on the Jimmy Fallon show with Yo La Tengo. Man Forever's new record, "Ryonen," features the help of famed percussion group SO Percussion. Tune in on April 21st as Colpitts and the Man Forever crew bring their tuned drums and furious polyrhythmic precision to the WFMU airwaves.

Sharon Van Etten
Tuesday, April 29th, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
On April 29th, Sharon Van Etten will visit This is the Modern World with Trouble. Sharon will bring out some records, and a healthy appetite for cookies. We will relax and chit chat, we will talk and talk, play songs and generally have a grand ole time. Please stop by and give a holler!

Wednesday, April 30th, Noon - 3pm
Duane's show
The production duo of James Young and Aiden Whalley gathered acclaim early in 2010 for their stellar self-released 12 inches and the acclaimed "Need U" single on the Hyperdub. The always progressive duo added vocalist James Buttery and the dreamy electronic psych-pop album "New From Nowhere" on Warp Records was the result. Darkstar will be swinging through for a guest DJ set on the Duane train 4/30, ahead of their Glasslands show that night.

The Split Squad
Wednesday, April 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

The Split Squad began to take shape in 2011, when Keith Streng of the Fleshtones and Michael Giblin of the Parallax Project (and previously of early '90s power-poppers Cherry Twister) started talking about recording some songs together. The band grew to include friends and past bandmates, including Clem Burke (Blondie), Eddie Muñoz (the Plimsouls), and Fenway Park organist Josh Kantor, who also plays with the Baseball Project and Jim's Big Ego.

The Split Squad released their debut album earlier this year, and it's full of big hooks and catchy songs, as you'd expect from that lineup. If you can't catch their East Coast shows (including Friday April 27 at Bowery Electric and Monday the 28th at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch) you can hear them live WFMU Wednesday night, April 30, at 9pm!

Bill Kouligas
Sunday, May 4th, 8pm - 10pm
Daniel Blumin's show
PAN, a Berlin-based record label founded by musician and visual artist Bill Kouligas, has put out a steady stream of übergreat titles since its inception in 2008. The label has a wide-angle aesthetic with a roster that includes some of today's finest practitioners of electronic, experimental, and dance music. PAN has been a home to Sensate Focus, Heatsick, Rashad Becker, and Ghédalia Tezartès to name but a few favorites. Tune in as Bill swings by on his first visit to WFMU to chat about the label, play some upcoming releases, and guest DJ up a slew of favorites of Arcadic proportions!

Hallock Hill
Monday, May 5th, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

Tom Lecky has been releasing meditative improvised music under the name Hallock Hill since 2011. Hallock Hill's music is primarily made with guitar and, lately, piano, but other instruments and production elements also make appearances. It's careful music full of questioning -- curious, even wide-eyed, though never naive. The music is abstract, but it communicates in a narrative and visual way that's unusual for improvisation. A very special surprise guest will also join Hallock Hill in the studio.

La Nuit Obscure de L'âme Part Deux with special guest DJ Glockabelle
Thursday, May 8th, 3am - 6am
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
The French once again invade the Dark Night of the Soul as Glockabelle returns live to combine her French music collection with Julie's to give an advanced lesson in une marelle musicale française (French freeform) taking you beyond the rudiments of Gainsbourg, Gall & Piaf.

Joel Selvin, author of the new Bert Berns biography "Here Comes The Night"
Saturday, May 17th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Joel Selvin author of "Here Comes The Night" which chronicles the life and short but prolific career of Bert Berns, the force behind over fifty chart singles including work with Solomon Burke, The Drifters, Emma Franklin, The Isley Brothers, Lulu, Van Morrison, Wilson Picket and tons more!

Tuesday, May 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Japan's contemporary masters of downtuned, doom-tinged death metal arrive in Jersey City today on Brian's show. Dirty riffage, harrowing vox, these guys are a crushing live experience to behold; check them out on air today or at St. Vitus in Greenpoint on May 20th.

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