Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Listeners Record a Song on Gig Talk
Thursday, August 16th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Gig Talk with Matt M and Kevin S.
For this Thursday’s special edition of Gig Talk, Matt and Kevin invite callers to overdub one-instrument-at-a-time onto their template of the Velvet Underground's White Light White Heat ... they’ll have a complete caller-created White Light White Heat cover by the end of the show.

For example, first they'll ask for a bassist to call in and play the bass part over their phone while listening to the base track over their phone. Once the bass part has been recorded, we’ll ask a guitarist to call in, then keyboards, vocals, sax, etc... all with the help of Station Manager Ken who be joining us!


DJ Tekitizi
Thursday, August 16th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
DJ Tekitizi ("take it easy") has been DJing since 2003. starting at house parties and barbecues that segued into downtown gigs like Triple Crown NYC, Happy Endings, etc. Also a designer, he took a couple of years off for his career, returning to DJing in 2010, and has been going steady since. His current residencies include Duck Duck, The Regal, The James Hotel, and Sweet Science. A pro DJ with skills to match.


Bill Kelly Celebrates 40 Years on WFMU
Wednesday, August 15th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
40 years to the day after Bill Kelly's first WFMU show the Black Hole Of Rock 'n' Roll himself will mark the occasion by spinning some of his favorite records, and Evan "Funk" Davies will play some of *his* favorite records that he first heard on Bill's Teenage Wasteland program. There may also be just the teeniest bit of reminiscing, but this landmark event will be celebrated primarily with rrrreal rock 'n' roll. Tune in and join the anniversary party Wednesday night, August 15, at 9pm!


Kevin Kastning & Mark Wingfield
Wednesday, August 15th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Both ghostly and lush, the improvisational music of Kevin Kastning and Mark Wingfield conjures up alien landscapes, dark skies, snowy fields on the edge of other worlds. After six albums together, Kevin and Mark seem to complete each other's musical thoughts. Kastning debuts his new 18-string classical guitar and makes good use of the studio piano. Wingfield loads up his electric guitar with a computer full of soaring effects. Kevin Kastning and Mark Wingfield return to Irene's show with a live improvised set for WFMU.


Grün Wasser
Wednesday, August 15th, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Electronic duo Grün Wasser makes their WFMU debut fresh on the heels of dropping their LP, Predator/Prey. Industrial techno, dark wave, trip-hop.. What more can you ask for? Grun Wasser hits hard and delivers!


Alien Trilogy
Tuesday, August 14th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
Cyberpunk trio Alien Trilogy are among the finest ensembles currently busting a move amidst the environs of NYC and its extended megalopolis. With two full-length cassettes -- including their newest Snake Trader (Already Dead) -- under their belt, Alien Trilogy are turning heads with their addictive blend of noise-rock sonics, exploded-anime aesthetics and burning punk energy. Alien Trilogy stopped by the WFMU studios last week and laid down a bruiser of a set. Tune in to SPIN AGE BLASTERS this Tuesday 8/14 to see if you can pass the Voight-Kampff Test with AT and your host Creamo Coyl.


Tune into Dance With Me Stanley for a special show chock-full of HOMEMADE POLKAS made by listeners and DJs!
Monday, August 13th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu

Paul Collins Beat featuring Mike Ruiz
Monday, August 13th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The King of Power Pop started building his legend in the 1970s with The Nerves, The Breakaways and The Beat, and is going strong in the 21st century with a string of great solo albums. His latest, 'Out Of My Head', comes out in September. Paul's many memorable appearances on WFMU include sessions with Gentleman Jesse, the Low Doses and John Wicks of The Records. This time, Paul will be playing with original Beat drummer Mike Ruiz and bassist Paul Stingo of Long Island mainstays The Rockinghams and Collins' collaborator on the new album.


Empath
Sunday, August 12th, 5pm - 8pm
on
Samantha's show
Synths, toy keys, drums, guitar, cartoon bird sounds, crazy rhythms! Philadelphia’s Empath just got back from their US/Canada tour and they are performing live on Samantha’s show from their album “Liberating Guilt and Fear."


This week's DJ Roulette will feature Laurent of the Big Beat Generation
Sunday, August 12th, 11am - Noon
on
DJ Roulette (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
This week's DJ Roulette will feature the Big Beat Generation with Laurent! Psycho garage-punk and beat direct from France via our digital pirate radio boat!


Santoor Player Vinay Desai / Preview of the Drive East Festival of South Asian Performing Arts
Saturday, August 11th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Vinay Desai joins us to introduce his music and his musical instrument, the santoor, India's 100-string member of the hammered dulcimer family. Vinay is an advanced disciple of santoor superstar Shivkumar Sharma. Vinay Desai will be performing on Tuesday evening August 14th as part of Navatman's Drive East Festival - an expansive festival of South Asian performing arts at La Mama in the East Village from August 13th to 19th.


Olivia Chaney
Saturday, August 11th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Olivia Chaney was recently in the U.S., touring her new and highly-anticipated second album, Shelter (on Nonesuch). Considered one of the leading figures of the U.K. music scene, she also is a founder of the band Offa Rex, a folk-rock group inspired by the great bands of the 1970s. This phone interview was recorded on July 28th and will be aired on August 11th.


Simon Dine / Noonday Underground
Thursday, August 9th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Simon returns to Nickel and Dime Radio after an 11 years hiatus. His new record 'On a Quiet Night' is out on his own Hands Full label and has a great 60s sensibility with modern sounds. The album features Daisy Martey who also sang in Morcheeba. Simon's previous project was Adventures in Stereo, and he's also produced music for Paul Weller and Candie Payne. Interview plus an eclectic 80 minute mix of mostly vintage sounds.


Ethan, Master of the Hawaiian Ukulele
Wednesday, August 8th, 7pm - 8pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Claiming to have been "born in a volcano with nothing but a dream and board shorts," Ethan, Master of the Hawaiian Ukulele lets his stream of consciousness flow through every song he writes. The Austin-based musician is a rail-thin six feet five inches tall, strums guitar instead of ukulele and is hilarious in his "matter of fact" way. This will be Ethan's third visit to Irene's show on WFMU, as he prepares his first release in 10 years, "No Man is an Island", out on cassette and digital this fall.


Sam Weinberg
Wednesday, August 8th, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Sam Weinberg has been making a name for himself within the NYC free-improvisational scene since landing in Brooklyn in 2014. Though generally armed with a saxophone, Weinberg returns to WFMU following in the footsteps of his recent release, A/V/E, and will be doing an electronics session. Not to be missed for fans of all things weird and out.


Justin CollectorScum
Tuesday, August 7th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
Record collector/trader/seller extraordinaire Justin CollectorScum will be stopping by Spin Age Blasters this Tuesday to spin hours of rare vinyl and chat with host Creamo Coyl about the wild n’ wooly world of collecting and sourcing underground culture (records/flyers/ephemera). Tune in at 3 PM to catch all the action...


Matt Warwick, WFMU DJ and host of Garbage Time
Monday, August 6th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
WFMU listeners may not realize that "Garbage Time Matt" is an avid smartphone user who frequently spots tech trends before they become widely known. On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst interviews Matt Warwick about his technology usage – listen in to learn about Matt's current favorite apps!


Amanda Nazario guest hosts for Todd-O-Phonic Todd at Union Pool’s Summer Thunder August 4th!
Saturday, August 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Nazario Scenario
Amanda Nazario guest hosts the Todd-O-Phonic Todd program on Saturday August 4th during another installment of Union Pool‘s formidable Summer Thunder Series of free afternoon shows. Live music will be provided by the brilliant trifecta of The Jay Vons, Miriam and Nobody’s Babies (featuring WFMU’s on-air personalities Ira Kaplan, Matt Clark, and Matt Fiveash) and PMS and The Mood Swings.
The Jay Vons kick the afternoon off with their groovy soulful winners. Miriam and Nobody's Babies have firmly established themselves as WFMU favorites and actually feature on-air personalities such as Matt Clark, Ira Kaplan and Matt Fiveash in the band. To date they have released two albums on Norton of wonderfully evocative girl group and folk rock sounds fronted by The Ashtabula Nightingale, Miriam Linna.
PMS and The Mood Swings are celebrating the release of their debut album on Burger Records, one of the best summer listens in years! Songs like "Lifeguard Steve" and "Coney Island Baby" are made for the season! Don't miss these suave pop confections live and in person at Union Pool!


John Noreen of The Rose Garden
Saturday, August 4th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with John Noreen about his time in The Rose Garden, who while John was still a teen went from rehearsing in his L.A. bedroom to being signed to ATCO Records. Along the way the band crossed paths with Neil Young, Gene Clark, Sonny Bono and other characters tangential to the swinging L.A. scene. Described as a melding of The Byrds and The Mama's and the Papa's, they were short lived, but long remembered, mostly for their 1967 single “Last Plane To London,” a #17 hit.


Courtney Marie Andrews
Saturday, August 4th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Although Courtney Marie Andrews has been recording for a decade, she came to prominence with the release of Honest Life (2016, on Mama Bird). As good as that album was, and it made many "best of" lists, Courtney's most recent, May Your Kindness Remain (2018, on Fat Possum), is an even more stunning record. Drawing from her love of 1970s country, soul, and the Laurel Canyon music scene of that time, she has created not only one of the best records of the year, but one of the finest Americana albums ever. While Andrews can write lyrically about her own heartbreak and struggles, she also finds inspiration on the road, writing with deep feeling and compassion about the people she has met along the way. A great singer as well, Courtney stopped by WFMU recently for an intimate acoustic session. She next appears in the area on September 19th, at Rough Trade.


Jancky Ray's live videostream show
Friday, August 3rd, 6pm - 7pm
on
Janky Ray’s Radio Riot (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)

Chris Bishop
Thursday, August 2nd, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Chris Bishop lives near Hudson, NY and has been DJing on community radio WGXC 90.7 FM since 2011. He runs the Garage Hangover site and will be spinning all 45s: surf instros, garage, international grooves and more. Chris is no joke! Expect some serious vintage rarities.


Scott McDowell fills in for Irene with live guest Ben Hall
Wednesday, August 1st, 7pm - 8pm
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
In the second of two fill-ins for Irene's live music show this summer, The Long Rally presents a solo + duo percussion session and interview with Ben Hall. Ben Hall is a Detroit-based percussionist, improvisor, composer, visual artist, educator, label owner, restaurant owner and food activist. He also runs the online Detroit gospel archive, Bap-tizum, a deep trove of rare recordings. Ben has enjoyed fruitful collaborations with Bill Dixon, Joe Morris, Jon Olson from Wolf Eyes, C. Spencer Yeh, Don Dietrich from Borbetomagus, and Nate Wooley, among many others. The first part of the show Ben will be joined by Tuba player Ben Stapp. The 2nd part of the set will be solo percussion, heavy on extended technique. Enough to blow minds!


The Octopus Project
Tuesday, July 31st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Austin's The Octopus Project joins Devon in the studio to discuss the band's third feature length film score for writer-director David and Nathan Zellner's western "Damsel" starring Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson (the soundtrack of which was released by Milan Records). The band previously scored the Zellner Brothers' earlier films "Kid-Thing" (2012) and "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" (2014), as well as the 70's sci-fi inspired video game soundtrack for "Thunderbeam." The Octopus Project plays Elsewhere in Bushwick on Saturday, July 14.


Lie' on Spin
Tuesday, July 31st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
Fresh off touring for their third album Hounds (released by Monofonus Press in US/Mint Records in Canada), Vancouver’s Lie’ (pronounced “leeee-ayyyy”) scorch through a live set in the WFMU studios. Between shows in NYC with Spin Age Blasters’ alums Weeping Icon and hometown legends D.O.A., Lie’ split the difference between these bands and cut their own path. Dagger-sharp guitar finds itself in a whirlwind of hardcore-paced fuzz bass while two women trade threats at those bad actors that seem so prevalent in life. Expertly recorded by Frank Lopez, this session finds the trio tour-hardened and firing on all cylinders. Thx to Ashlee, Brittany and Kati for stopping by and slaying!


Cut Worms
Saturday, July 28th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Cut Worms are a vehicle for the stunning songwriting of Max Clarke. A Cut Worms song may impress an innocent summer stroll across fields of tall grass and lavender but there's undoubtedly a severed ear out in there in the grass. Some unseen dark forces are always lurking at the edges of songs' sunbursts. Bright, beautiful lap steel or a cheery harmonica accompaniment often belie an impending doom or crestfallen narrator. Cut Worms debut album on Jagjaguwar, Hollow Ground, will no doubt appear on many Best Of 2018 lists. Max has previously appeared solo on Todd's show, but for this set he will be joined by the full orchestra.


Seymour Stein of Sire Records
Saturday, July 28th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Seymour Stein about his new autobiography "Siren Song My Life In Music" which recounts the 60 year career of "America's greatest living record man" with great stories about the record business characters that crossed his path and the artists that he's signed, including: The Ramones, The Talking Heads, The Pretenders, The Replacements, The Flamin' Groovies, The Smiths, etcetera etcetera.


Olivia Chaney
Saturday, July 28th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Olivia Chaney, who quietly entered the U.K. music scene in England less than a decade ago, didn't come to the attention of most people before her first full-length release, The Longest River, in 2015. She is one of the finest musicians recording today, and easily bears comparison to the best of the 1970s, a golden age of music from the British Isles. Her latest, Shelter, just out on Nonesuch, demonstrates once again that Chaney is one of our most poetic songwriters. Now on tour in the U.S., she visits National Sawdust on July 31st, and will spend some time chatting this morning about her new record. This segment will be in the 8-9am hour.


Waterloo Underground
Friday, July 27th, 9pm - 11pm
on
What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
For the millions of Kinks fans swarming like flies round Waterloo Underground. Miriam and Marc present two hours of Kinks songs and fandom. Ray, Dave and Mick need to hear why we want them to reform. Let's Go Kinks Reunion!


Wet Ink violinist Josh Modney
Friday, July 27th, Noon - 3pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Violinist Josh Modney is a fixture of the New York new music scene. He's a member of Wet Ink and the International Contemporary Ensemble and played with the Mivos Quartet for eight years. He's releasing his first solo album, a sprawling three-cd set with compositions by Anthony Braxton, Sam Pluta and Kate Soper, plus some old guy called Bach. He'll be stopping by to play live, preview the CD and chat a bit on Miniature Minotaurs, July 27 at noon.


Mira Fahrenheit and Cecil B
Thursday, July 26th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Mira and Cecil B (Cecily Pinkerton) frequently play together, especially at Cecilly's spot Starvue, a legendary underground loft space in Bushwick that closed recently after a 5 year run. Mira is a resident at House of Yes and they both play out quite a bit, places like Mad Tropical, Black Flamingo, Output, Jupiter Disco etc. Expect some house/disco goodness etc!


Ana Egge
Wednesday, July 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on Irene Trudel's show

With an unhurried style, Ana Egge's songs are both melancholic and filled with sweetness. Egge might be easy to miss in a crowded field of singer-songwriters but her songs have a catchiness that stays with you. Ana's 10th and latest album, White Tiger, was produced by multi-instrumentlist Alec Spiegelman, who some might know from his band Cuddle Magic. Speigelman provided just the right amount of flourishes on the album, and plays a number of instruments within the songs. Ana Egge brought Alec Spiegelman along for this live set for WFMU.


MOONDOG with Robert Scotto and Brian Carpenter
Wednesday, July 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Moondog was blind, dressed in Viking regalia, slept on 6th Avenue in New York during the 1950s, and was a musical genius who left behind a monumental catalog of fascinating works. On Weds. July 25th, Moondog's biographer, Robert Scotto, makes his sixth visit to Irwin's program to celebrate this idiosyncratic icon. The three-hour tribute will feature recordings from the 1950s to the 1990s, including cover versions, reflecting the strange sounds and exotic beauty of one of the most underappreciated American composers of the 20th century. Joining Scotto will be Brian Carpenter, leader of the Ghost Train Orchestra, who are recording an album of new arrangements of Moondog titles. Scotto is the author of Viking of Sixth Avenue, the only full-length chronicle of Moondog.


Hal Willner (Amarcord Nino Rota)
Tuesday, July 24th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Hal Willner discusses the NYC premiere of "Amarcord Nino Rota" as part of Lincoln Center's "Out Of Doors" series in Damrosch Park on Friday, July 27, a live performance of the legendary producer's first tribute album "Amarcord Nino Rota (I Remember Nino Rota)" released in 1981 in homage to the Italian composer's film scores for Federico Fellini. On the original recording, Willner employed an all-star cast, including Ron Carter, Jaki Byard, Bill Frisell, Steve Lacy, Debbie Harry, Carla Bley, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Ron Carter and the Marsalis Brothers. Willner has been the sketch music producer for SNL since 1981 and went on to produce albums for Lou Reed, Marianne Faithful, Laurie Anderson, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg as well as tribute albums for Monk, Mingus, Kurt Weill and vintage Disney music.


Pioneer Day Special
Tuesday, July 24th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Music of Mind Control with Micah
Join the Mind Control Tabernacle as we celebrate this most holy of Mormon holidays as we listen to some of the best (and worst) musical contributions by the Latter Day Saints. Thank Thee for this day, Gosh Dangit!


Crazy Doberman
Tuesday, July 24th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
If your earbuds veer towards the outer reaches of the Sun Ra system, BYG group meltdowns, sidelong portions from the Dark Magus menu, and drop-ins from Cosmic Jokers, then, boy howdy, do we have the perfect stew for you! Featuring multi-state psywarfare combo Crazy Doberman w/ 3/4s of Sunwatchers plus Grasshopper, this six piece big band brings the cosmic slop and time-stop jazz in equal measures. Recorded LIVE in the studio by Jon Flores and edited a la Teo Macero by Creamo Coyl, this set is one for the ages. Set the dial to SPIN AGE BLASTERS this TUESDAY 7/23 at 3 PM to receive further instructions.


Thatcher Keats guest hosts on Vocal Fry
Monday, July 23rd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah

Naughty Clouds
Monday, July 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Naughty Clouds is a vigorous music duo that includes Alexis Moon and Ray Kubian. They like to sing songs and beat on things in this Brooklyn/New Jersey meeting of the minds. They'll be performing songs from their debut album, "Everything's Hard."


Brian Olewnick, author of Keith Rowe: The Room Extended
Sunday, July 22nd, 9am - Noon
on
destination: OUT (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Author and critic Brian Olewnick [pronounced o-LEV-nick] stops by D:O Radio to discuss his new biography, Keith Rowe: The Room Extended (powerHouse Books). Rowe is one of the most compelling artists to emerge out of the experimental music scene of 1960s London. Co-founder of the collective AMM, Rowe has played with a wide range of composers and musicians, including Cornelius Cardew, Christian Wolff, John Tilbury, Evan Parker, Taku Sugimoto, Otomo Yoshihide, Oren Ambarchi, Christian Fennesz, Toshimaru Nakamura, and David Sylvian. Olewnick's is the first full biography of this artist, and Brian will talk about Rowe's work while also bringing some key tracks to share. (Here's hoping Brian might also discuss his days booking loft acts at Environ in NYC in the 70s.) This is the first ever guest for D:O Radio (other than that time Doug Schulkind stopped by), so while you should come for Olewnick on Rowe, you might want to stay for the inevitable technical gaffes.


Yvette Saatchi Perez of NYC's Iranian retro-pop and funk band Mitra Sumara
Saturday, July 21st, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Iran had a vibrant popular music scene in the 60s and 70s that was snuffed out by political and social upheaval. Yvette Saatchi Perez and her band Mitra Sumara revisit the sounds of pre-revolutionary Iran - blending Iranian traditional melody and rhythm with with rock, soul, pop, and more. Yvette's musical resume includes avant-pop projects Birdbrain, Fly, and H*E*R. And Mitra Sumara's lineup includes musicians drawn from New York's improv and experimental music scenes. We'll find out what led Yvette to Iranian music on this week's show. She'll introduce us to Mitra Sumara's excellent debut album Tahdig and spin some of the vintage Iranian music that inspired the band too.


Reigning Sound, Camp Cope and Bee Bee Sea
Saturday, July 21st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Reigning Sound has been cranking out the hits for most of this century! The one permanent member has been Greg Cartwright, also known for being in such other stellar combos as The Oblivians and The Compulsive Gambers. The current line-up features Greg and New York's own Jay Vons, as perfect a combination as you are ever likely to find. Check out Reigning Sound's soulful rock'n'roll live with Todd-O-Phonic Todd on July 21st and don't miss them at Monty Hall on July 20th and Elsewhere as part of Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap on the evening of July 21st.

Camp Cope are a three piece female trio from Melbourne, Australia. Their 2018 release How To Socialise & Make Friends (Run For Cover) has earned them very well deserved acclaim. The album anchors on the cycles of life, loss and growth through resilience and those moments of finding and being yourself. It also kicks ass! Catch them on tour with Petal at House Of Independents in Asbury Park on July 19th and at The Bowery Ballroom on July 20th and live on The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show 7/21.

Italy's Bee Bee Sea have perfected a brand of scuzz rock that has earned them comparisons to bands like Black Lips and Thee Oh Sees, whom they have shared stages with. The powerful trio make their New York debut Friday July 20th at Elsewhere. Don't miss them playing belters from their Sonic Boomerang album live with Todd-O-Phonic Todd on July 21st.


Marisa Anderson
Thursday, July 19th, Noon - 3pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Olivia will be unveiling a live session with Marisa Anderson, who kindly dropped by WFMU on a Monday afternoon. Marisa Anderson recently released her expansive and pensive album Cloud Corner on Thrill Jockey and is currently on tour. Tune in for a beautiful set and a quick interview!


David Nagler & friends with Bridget St. John
Wednesday, July 18th, 7pm - 8pm
on Irene Trudel's show

David Nagler & friends with Bridget St. John - Brooklyn-based musician David Nagler has a fondness for large-scale projects. Nagler set a number of Carl Sandberg's poems to music on his last album. David's latest is The Appointees, a musical observation of members, past and present, of the current US administration. He is also the musical director for Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders, has worked with Jon Langford and is a member of the band Nova Social. Among the friends in the band is Bridget St. John, notable for two well-loved British folk albums, Ask Me No Questions and Songs for the Gentle Man, sung in her rich contralto. St. John also played alongside Michael Chapman at WFMU's Monty Hall not long ago. Bridget now adds vocals to David Nagler's songs and they played a few tunes for Irene.


Brandon Lopez
Wednesday, July 18th, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Brandon Lopez makes his WFMU debut with an explosive solo improvisational set. Named the, "ubiquitous free improv bass ace," by the Village Voice and said to play with a, "bruising physicality" by the Chicago Reader, Lopez keeps you on the edge of your seat during his solo performances and will certainly beg the listener to ask the eternal question... "What Was Music?"


Alessandra Novaga
Tuesday, July 17th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Alessandra Novaga joins Devon to discuss "Fassbinder Wunderkammer," the Milan-based classical and experimental guitarist's most recent solo LP inspired by and dedicated to German auteur director Rainer Werner Fassbinder and his frequent composer collaborator Peer Raben. Alessandra has worked with the likes of Lee Renaldo and Elliott Sharp and was the first guitarist to perform the entire cycle of John Zorn's "The Book of Heads" in Italy. She performs "Fassbinder Wunderkammer" at Spectrum in Brooklyn on Thursday, July 12th at 7 pm.


Toronto's DJ Nico Guest Hosts
Tuesday, July 17th, 7pm - 8pm
on
What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
On this week's What's Happening?!?!, DJ Nico from Toronto's #1 mod party, With It, will be spinning mind-bending sounds. She is also a CIUT radio DJ so expect prime cuts sourced directly from her esteemed collection. Get With It Baby!


Jaron Lanier, author and virtual reality pioneer
Monday, July 16th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst interviews Jaron Lanier, virtual reality pioneer and author of the new book "Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now." Lanier and Mark discuss the problems caused by Big Tech companies and their social media platforms.


Faust's Jean-Hervé Péron
Monday, July 16th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show
"There is no group more mythical than Faust", said Julian Cope in his influential survey Krautrocksampler. Jean-Hervé Péron has been at the center of Faust since the very beginning, co-founding the group of radical art-errorists tasked (and funded) by Polydor to become "Germany's Beatles", and failing gloriously. Nearly 50 years later, Faust has lost none of its spontaneity, curiosity or energy. Today, Jean-Hervé joins Scott to discuss all this mad history, as well as Faust's current tour, coming to Brooklyn's Murmrr Theater on July 22.


Garcia Peoples Live
Sunday, July 15th, 10pm - Midnight
on
The Avant Ghetto with Jeff Conklin
Jeff Conklin welcomes ascendent New Jersey jammers Garcia Peoples for a live performance. Just ahead of the release of their hotly anticipated debut full-length Cosmic Cash (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records), the quintet will lay down their brand of fiery twin-guitar led psychedelia in Studio B. Don't miss a note by tuning in at 10pm ET this Sunday evening!


Pearl Charles
Saturday, July 14th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Pitchfork says of Pearl Charles' debut album Sleepless Dreamer: "Charles' record takes cues from movements all over the American map. There are hints of Southern folk and alt-country, Midwest Americana, and West Coast acid rock." Pearl manages to coalesce these and other influences into something wholly original that will be on full display with a live set on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Catch her live at Baby's All Right on July 20th.


The Bakersfield Breakers Live In The Studio!
Saturday, July 14th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes instrumental trio The Bakersfield Breakers for a live set of twang/surf/country inspired instrumentals! The band’s mission is to reawaken the classic guitar-driven sound of 1950’s Bakersfield and the driving tunes of 1960’s surf rock.


Honky Tonk Radio Girl guest hosts on Downtown Soulville
Friday, July 13th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine

Put The Needle On Marlowe
Friday, July 13th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Mello Music Group will release a 2018 album bound for many year-end lists; Marlowe which is the power duo of producer L丹range and emcee Solemn Brigham. On the phone from his North Carolina home Solemn Brigham will talk to WFMU about the unique sounding new hip-hop album.


Bastille Day Special with guests Juniore, Calypso Valois, and April March
Friday, July 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
France’s music scene is booming! Not since the heydeys of 60s yé-yé and 80s synth-pop has France churned out so much outstanding (and very sophisticated!) pop music. Parisian yé-yé noir girl group, Juniore and French-pop royalty Calypso Valois are at the center of this buzzing French-pop scene and will be on deck to kick off Sophisticated Boom Boom’s Bastille Day celebrations. Juniore will be playing songs off their new mini-album, Magnifique—soon to be released stateside by California’s Burger Records. And musician, animator, and French pop connoisseur April March will be joining Sheila B. to interview Calypso Valois, daughter of 80s electro-duo Elli & Jacno, actress, and musician, who released her debut album, Cannibale, last year. Both ladies will be selecting their female-fronted favorites. Plus the best of French pop from the 50s through today!


Sam Newsome
Friday, July 13th, Noon - 3pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Saxophonist Sam Newsome has crafted an absolutely breath-taking style by combining his own virtuosic skills with a mastery of extended instrumental techniques to bring his horn into unreal, yet in-the-pocket, realms. With chimes and percussion attached to his horn and an abiding love for Ellington and Monk, Newsome has truly created a new take on the jazz tradition. Hear the glory on at noon on July 13, when Newsome stops by the Miniature Minotaurs show.


Director Jake Meginsky
Friday, July 13th, 9am - Noon
on
JA in the AM with John Allen
Director Jake Meginsky will guest DJ rare and unreleased Milford Graves recordings and discuss his recent documentary "Milford Graves Full Mantis”. Milford Graves is recognized as one of the founding pioneers of free jazz, working alongside Albert Ayler, Paul Bley, Sonny Sharrock, and the New York Art Quartet. This feature length portrait of the native Queens percussionist stands out for it’s balanced treatment of a profoundly influential figure known for his boundless creativity within the genre and his ongoing enlightenment within the realm of healing through music. MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS opens 7/13 in NYC at The Metrograph, and 7/27 in LA at Laemmle’s Music Hall and in San Francisco at The Roxie, followed by a national release.


Laura Davis-Chanin, author of The Girl in the Back: A Female Drummer's Life with Bowie, Blondie, and the '70s Rock Scene
Wednesday, July 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Laura Davis-Chanin's new memoir The Girl in the Back: A Female Drummer's Life with Bowie, Blondie, and the '70s Rock Scene (Backbeat Books) is a vivid recollection of the heyday of the New York City punk scene and a close-up look at her experience as a founding member of The Student Teachers while still struggling to keep up with her studies at Friends Seminary. In time the band — and Laura — attracted the attention of Blondie's Jimmy Destri, who became the band's producer and champion. This relationship led to another surprising development: a friendship with David Bowie, who also took an interest in the band and got them a gig opening for Iggy Pop at the Palladium on Halloween in 1979.
Laura joins Evan "Funk" Davies on Wednesday night, July 11, to share some stories from the book, and of course you'll hear some music from that era as well. And check out the book release event at Bowery Electric on Friday, July 20, featuring a Q&A event with special guests Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley from Yo La Tengo and many more special guests.


Scott McDowell fills in for Irene with live guest William Parker
Wednesday, July 11th, 7pm - 8pm
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
In the first of two fill-ins for Irene's live music show this summer, The Long Rally presents a solo bass session and interview with William Parker. William Parker is a bassist, improviser, and composer who has recorded over 150 albums in a dizzying array of styles/settings and with a diverse range of artists like Don Cherry, Cecil Taylor, David S. Ware, Hamid Drake, Kidd Jordan, Cooper-Moore and many others. His most recent albums for AUM Fidelity include a 3CD set with an emphasis on vocals and song called Voices Fall from the Sky, as well a trio record with longtime cohorts Daniel Carter and Matthew Shipp called Seraphic Light. It is a pleasure and honor to host William Parker and one not to miss.


Mike Sin is in for Rex Today
Saturday, July 7th, 1pm - 3pm
on
Optical Sound with Mike Sin

Midnight Matinee: Daffy Ducko
Saturday, July 7th, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

John Schnall's occasional radio show Midnight Matinee presents Daffy Ducko, in which a sleepwalking duck is haunted by a mysterious and wascally wabbit, and end-of-the-world hilarity ensues.


Todd-a-Phonic Todd guest hosts for Wake
Thursday, July 5th, 6am - 9am
on
Wake with Clay Pigeon

Elephant Micah
Wednesday, July 4th, 7pm - 8pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Since the year 2000, Indiana-based Elephant Micah has been swirling traditional Appalachian-style folk slowly around with complementary atmospherics. Elephant Micah is mainly Joseph O’Connell, crafting these languid, moody tunes. On "Genericana," the new album coming out in August, Joe uses the themes of genealogy, genre, generic brands (and perhaps a bottled genie), to point to a different theory of what binds our culture together. To help fans keep up with O'Connell's sporadic output, Elephant Micah offers a $5. annual subscription through Bandcamp. For this WFMU session Elephant Micah is Joe joined by brother Matt, recorded during a recent tour through the NY area.


Garbeque 2018: Live BBQ Broadcast from the WFMU Parking Lot
Wednesday, July 4th, Noon - 3pm
on
The Duane Train
The show formally known as Garbage Time (filling in for Ken) and Duane Train will be broadcasting live from the WFMU parking lot the 2nd annual 4th of July Garbeque. The live broadcast will take place from 10-3pm. Tune in to hear the sounds of hot dogs being grilled and cold ones being enjoyed. Or stop on by and partake! BUT BRING SNACKS.


Garbeque 2018: Live BBQ Broadcast from the WFMU Parking Lot
Wednesday, July 4th, 9am - Noon
on
Garbage Time with Matt Warwick
The show formally known as Garbage Time (filling in for Ken) and Duane Train will be broadcasting live from the WFMU parking lot the 2nd annual 4th of July Garbeque. The live broadcast will take place from 10-3pm. Tune in to hear the sounds of hot dogs being grilled and cold ones being enjoyed. Or stop on by and partake! BUT BRING SNACKS.


Jon Madof of Chant Records: An Adventurous New Artist-Run Indie Label
Saturday, June 30th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Jon Madof and Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz are two brilliant musicians who've made big waves while steering utterly clear of the mainstream. They've played together in various edgy / experimental / improvisational bands. And now they've launched a label together: Chant Records is a label whose aim - in Jon and Shanir's words - is to "create a sonic temple for adventurous music". Chant Records releases run the gamut from rootsy stuff like klezmer to not-so-rootsy things like experimental doom metal! Jon Madof joins us this week to introduce us to some of the music on this exciting new label.


Matt Clark fills in for Todd and brings in special guest- The Hall Monitors!
Saturday, June 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on
What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke
Washington D.C.'s premier garage outfit The Hall Monitors will be rock 'n rolling the Live Room. The long delayed and anticipated debut LP has finally been issued on Hidden Volume Records, so we are considering this a record release bash of sorts! They are also playing at Diviera Drive in Brooklyn later that night. Make sure to bring your hall pass and tune in at 3PM!


Gwenifer Raymond
Saturday, June 30th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Early in 2017, listener Simon from the U.K. told me about a young guitar-and-banjo player living in Brighton. Following his lead, I found a small number of tracks online, including some videos of her busking. I was simply astonished not only at her level of musicianship but with the intensity of her playing. I told fellow guitar-lover Josh Rosenthal of Tompkins Square Records about her, which led to her signing with the label and to her first American gigs, in April of this year. While she was in the New York area for a gig at Wonders of Nature, she made time to stop by the WFMU studios for a live session. Her debut LP, "You Were Never Much Of A Dancer, will be released on June 29th by Tompkins Square.


Pat Byrne guest hosts Downtown Soulville
Friday, June 29th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine

DJ Quest
Friday, June 29th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Legendary turntable artist / producer DJ Quest, who emerged from the 80's Bay Area DJ battle scene, was a member of the pioneering San Francisco turntablist group the Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters before co-founding the jazz-turntablist trio Live Human will be doing a special guest performance on Put The Needle On The Record.


A tribute to forgotten R&B-rock-n-roll songwriter, Rose Marie McCoy
Friday, June 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

Despite writing over 850 songs for the biggest names in R&B and rock n’ roll like Ruth Brown, Big Maybelle, and Elvis, Arkansas-born songwriter Rose Marie McCoy remains a relative unknown. 60s Brill Building writers like Ellie Greenwich and Carole King are often credited for their roles in busting up the music biz boys club, but Rose Marie McCoy was at it 20 years earlier, when she moved from her teensy town in Arkansas to New York City to become one of the most successful and prolific female songwriters in rock n’ roll. Barbara Lewis' “I Remember the Feeling,” Ike & Tina Turner's “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” Nat King Cole’s “If I May,” Big Maybelle’s “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show,” Ruth Brown’s “Mambo Baby,” and Marie “Queenie” Lyons’ “See And Don’t See” are just a few of her killer contributions to the R&B, pop, jazz, and soul genres of the 50s and 60s. Author, journalist, and radio show host Arlene Corsano wrote a biography on the life and music of Rose Marie McCoy called Thought We Were Writing the Blues, But They Called It Rock N’ Roll, and she’ll be joining Sheila B. on this Friday’s Sophisticated Boom Boom to share the stories and music behind this oft-overlooked songwriter.


Illustrator Michael Sloan
Thursday, June 28th, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Trouble will welcome illustrator Michael Sloan to This is the Modern World. Michael is the author and creator of The Zen of Nimbus comics, graphic novels and paintings. His illustration work has appeared in many publications including The New York Times and The New Yorker.
Michael Sloan's collaboration with author Jake Halpern on Welcome to the New World, a recent NY Times comic strip that documents the lives of a Syrian refugee family recently arrived in the U.S. was awarded a 2018 Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning.


DJ Porkchop
Thursday, June 28th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
DJ Porkchop aka Jon Winfield Nicholson considers himself a genre bender in his dance music mixing and has productions under the name SSPS. Equal parts future and primitive, SSPS has released music on Avant God, K-7, Obsolete Units, Nation Records, and L.I.E.S. Be prepared for some slow burners...


Benjamin Cartel
Wednesday, June 27th, 7pm - 8pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Beatle-y jangle with touches of melancholic dream rock populates the music of Benjamin Cartel. After many years playing with the Kaiser Cartel duo, Benjamin went back to the solo life, playing with longtime bandmate friends Mike Cohen and Kieran Mulvaney, along with drummer John Bordeur. Cartel's latest, "Flickering Light," is filled with sweet folk-rock hooks and poppy melodies. Benjamin Cartel and friends play a live set for WFMU in advance of a Rockwood Music Hall gig on July 2nd.


Film Music Editor Annette Kudrak
Tuesday, June 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Film and television music editor Annette Kudrak joins Devon to discuss her experiences syncing and editing music to picture for the past 25 years including on The Royal Tenenbaums, Drive, Velvet Goldmine, Brokeback Mountain and Boardwalk Empire. Annette has worked with the likes of composers Angelo Badalamenti, Howard Shore, Pino Donaggio, David Shire, Mark Mothersbaugh, Cliff Martinez, Carter Burwell, Nico Muhly and Yo La Tengo, and directors Sydney Lumet, Robert Altman, Wes Anderson, Ang Lee, Todd Haynes, Nicholas Winding Refn and Nora Ephron.


Tracyanne & Danny
Sunday, June 24th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
This stellar new musical project is a collaboration composed of and named after singer-songwriters Tracyanne Campbell, the beating heart of Glasgow, Scotland’s Camera Obscura (who have appeared on a previous session for this program), and Bristol, England's Danny Coughlan, who typically conducts business under the band moniker of Crybaby. The complementarily twinned musical pair, with backing support, interrupt their North American tour to grace WFMU with several songs from their new, wide-ranging, and utterly captivating self-titled debut long-player.


Special: Weekly World Blues with Mark R as guest DJ
Sunday, June 24th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Weekly World Blues with Matt Fiveash

The Space Merchants
Sunday, June 24th, 3pm - 5pm
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Brooklyn's Space Merchants touch on the kind of bong-rattling, cosmic truckin' that one would expect from a band with a such a moniker. But alongside the acid-fried gestures, there's a real sense of classic songcraft and musical execution at play. The sonic maelstrom is also given a lovely counterpoint in the form of intertwined male-female vocals that recall the New Pornographers and Fleetwood Mac on the one hand and more witchy action like Stan Hubbs or Anonymous on the other. The band drops by Burn It Down! on Sunday, June 24, to play songs from their excellent new LP Kiss the Dirt.


Bronwyn B’s Beach Boys Party!
Sunday, June 24th, 3am - 6am
on
Love is Only Sleeping with Bronwyn B
In honor of Brian Wilson turning 76 this week, Bronwyn B will don her trusty “Keep It Clean with Al Jardine” shirt and play three hours of Beach Boys-related things, including: Great Beach Boys covers! Bad Beach Boys covers! Strange Beach Boys demos! Songs from all of their solo albums (yes, even Bruce’s!) Other bands that foolishly also called themselves The Beach Boys! Also, Bronwyn will rant and rave about important BB-related topics, some of which may even be comprehensible to non-Beach Boys fans!


The United States of Boogaloo's Super Groovy Monty Hall Concert Preview!
Saturday, June 23rd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The United States of Boogaloo is a rocking Jersey-based band inspired by Latin Soul and boogaloo as well as Puerto Rican roots music, punk rock and lots more. And they're coming to WFMU's Monty Hall! They'll be opening for the fabulous Puerto Rican indie salsa band, Orquesta el Macabeo at Monty Hall on Wednesday night July 11th. Don't miss our exclusive sneak preview - the United States of Boogaloo performs live on Transpacific Sound Paradise this Saturday night!


The Queers, James Williamson and The Posies
Saturday, June 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Joe Queer has been playing his Ramones influenced punk rock with The Queers since the beginning of the 1980's and there are no signs of him letting up now. Joe's songs are not only great slices of pop influenced punk but many of them are chock full of wit and humor. Expect to hear some classic Queers material like "Punk Rock Girls", "Kicked Out Of The Webelos", "I Met Her At The Rat" and "This Place Sucks". See The Queers with fellow punk rock legends The Dickies at The Stanhope House on June 12th and The Kinglsand in Brooklyn on June 13th.
plus...
James Williamson, the legendary guitarist for Iggy and The Stooges during their Raw Power/Metallic K.O. era joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to talk about that chaotic era, as well as the "Raw Power" reunion gigs and his new band James Williamson and The Pink Hearts. The groups' powerful debut album, Behind The Shade will be released on June 22nd with record release shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco to follow the next weekend.
plus...
A week after their acoustic set with Michael Shelley, The Posies make like Bob Dylan at Newport and go electric with Todd-O-Phonic Todd. The Seattle quartet is celebrating their 30th Anniversary throughout 2018 and will be playing a WFMU presented show at The Bowery Ballroom on June 17th. Don't miss their classic pop stylings on tour or on the radio!



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