Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Radiovert Reads: waiting out the end of the world in Patty's Place Cafe by Hugo and Focus award winner Naomi Kritzer
Wednesday, June 19th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Radiovert with Nicole
You've got a corner booth for the Apocalypse. Coffee's hot and the sticky buns are Midwest fresh. Now, do you know what you want, hon?


Andy Human & the Reptoids
Tuesday, June 18th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Led by the Bay Area underground mainstay Andy Jordan, Andy Human and the Reptoids land in a very specific spot on the whole garage-punk/post-punk axis, hinting at everything from Chrome's sci-fi shenanigans to Crime's art damaged attitude to Roxy Music's hi-concept glitter, with plenty of good old rock 'n' roll swing, too. The band is playing some rare live dates on the East Coast and were kind enough to swing by Burn It Down for a live session.


Erik Davis
Monday, June 17th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow

Author Erik Davis discusses his head-expanding new book, High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies. Comparing psychonaut Terence McKenna, media prankster Robert Anton Wilson, and science fiction author Philip K. Dick. Erik will also be hosting a ramble in Prospect Park on 6/16, speaking at Greenwood Cemetery on 6/17, and appearing at the Assemblage on 6/18.


Damon Krukowski, author of "Ways of Hearing"
Monday, June 17th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Join Mark Hurst with live in-studio guest Damon Krukowski as they explore "the nature of listening in our digital world." Krukowski, formerly the drummer for Galaxie 500, has created a podcast and a book titled "Ways of Hearing," exploring how the switch from analog to digital has changed the way we listen to music, to radio, and to each other.


Senegalese Sensation Oumar Ndiaye Teams Up With Sideman to the Stars, Smokey Hormel
Saturday, June 15th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Senegalese guitarist / songwriter Oumar Ndiaye excels singing intimate ballads as well as mbalax dance floor workouts. He does it all on his new album Sutura, with a stellar band led by guitarist extraordinaire Smokey Hormel, sideman to the stars - from Beck to Neil Diamond. Hormel also leads Smokey's Round‑up and various cross-cultural combos. Oumar and Smokey join us in between two intimate gigs Friday and Saturday June 14th and 15th at the beautiful Issyra African Gallery in Hoboken.


Phil Kaufman, aka The Road Mangler
Saturday, June 15th, 5pm - 7pm
on
Someday Matinee with Gina Bacon (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Phil Kaufman, aka The Road Mangler, has worked with everyone from Frank Zappa to Emmylou Harris. He’s also known for burning Gram Parsons’ body out in Joshua Tree. He’s going to play DJ, and tell some tales, and then there will be live music and a chat with singer / producer / actor Billy Harvey!


Mike Chapman and John Doe
Saturday, June 15th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Australian born Mike Chapman first rose to prominence in the early 70's in the U.K. when he and his partner Nicky Chinn wrote a string of hits for glam acts such as The Sweet, Mud and Suzi Quatro. Later in that decade, Chapman produced smash albums for the likes of Blondie and The Knack. Mike discuss his remarkable career and the ever evolving music biz with Todd-O-Phonic.

John Doe, co-frontperson of the legendary L.A. band X has just come out with his second installment of the history of L.A. punk, "More Fun In The New World" (co-written with Tom DeSavia and published by Da Capo). This volume covers the years 1982-87 when bands like The Go-Go's, Blasters, X and Los Lobos spread their wings. John chats about the book on Todd's show and also at City Winery with Chris Stein on Sunday June 16th at 6 p.m.


Harry Nilsson's "The Point"
Saturday, June 15th, 9am - 11am
on
Double-Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda
Roger and Amanda honor Harry Nilsson on what would have been his 78th birthday. Join them as they broadcast The Point!, Nilsson's classic fable-in-songs released in 1970, in its entirety.


I Meta-Fella
Saturday, June 15th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Another exquisite corpse has been discovered in the field where The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass buries its acorns, and a crack squad of WFMU DJs have gathered to perform the autopsy. Tune in Saturday, June 15, at midnight as this congregation of Quincys assembles to dissect the liver at the center of one of life’s eternal questions: Can a Fourth Wall and a Brick Wall meet cute?


JMAY
Thursday, June 13th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Jordan May aka JMAY is a Portland based DJ, producer, and one of the founders of Soniklash Records. Centered on global bass culture, JMAY plays many different styles, cumbia, moombahton, dem bow, bass music, etc...turn up your radio and get down...


Radiovert Reads: A Series of Steaks
Wednesday, June 12th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Radiovert with Nicole
A deliciously meaty story by Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon Award finalist Vina Prasad.


Nots
Tuesday, June 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Back by popular demand, Memphis noise-punk stalwarts Nots return to Burn It Down! for their second live appearance on the show. This time the band is sporting a leaner, meaner three-piece line-up and will be playing tracks from their acclaimed new album "3" out now on Goner Records and Upset the Rhythm! They're also playing live at Alphaville, in Brooklyn, on June 8, with Olivia Neutron-John and Signal.


Bach to the Future
Tuesday, June 11th, 3pm - 7pm
on
Continental Subway with David Dichelle (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Berlin-based Michael Quattlebaum and Patrick Flanagan are bringing a unique sound to this year's Bach Festival in Leipzig. Flanagan, a guitarist from Detroit, comes with an eclectic pallet of musical experience, from garage rock to experimental jazz. Quattlebaum studied classical voice in Los Angeles before moving on to Berlin and the singing saw. The duo will present excerpts from their concept show Bach's Fever Dream.


Interview with Jenny Odell, author of "How to Do Nothing"
Monday, June 10th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst speaks with Jenny Odell, author of the new book "How to Do Nothing," describing how to live a more fulfilling life by using technology less, and "doing nothing" more.


Tuareg guitar wizard Mdou Moctar
Saturday, June 8th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Meet Mdou Moctar, the scorching visionary Tuareg rock guitarist! You may know Moctar from his star turn in the first-ever Tuareg-language dramatic movie, a desert-rocking adaptation of Purple Rain. Now he has a blistering new album, Ilana: The Creator (Sahel Sounds), which NPR Music calls "perhaps the most fiery psych-rock of the 21st century". Hear Moctar chat with Rob tonight and then come to WFMU's Monty Hall Wednesday night June 26th to see Mdou Moctar and his super-charged band blow your mind!


The BraziLionaires live from Nashville!!
Saturday, June 8th, 5pm - 7pm
on Someday Matinee with Gina Bacon
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The BraziLionaires sound is an infectious blend of jazz, rock, & pop over hypnotic Latin Grooves. Tune in to Someday Matinee on the Drummer Stream and join the party!


The Whiffs and Greg Ashley
Saturday, June 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Whiffs - When 4 young lads in Kansas City discover a mutual love of Nick Lowe, Badfinger, The Exploding Hearts and The Nerves what else is there to do but form a band? The glorious results will soon be heard on their Dig! Records debut long player and can also be enjoyed on Saturday afternoon June 8th on Todd's show and later that night at Our Wicked Lady in Brooklyn.

Greg Ashley is a self-described "middle age garage rock nobody". He has managed to put out many releases under his own name as well as with the likes of The Gris Gris, Sir Lord Von Raven and others. His solo material features a hefty dollop of Bukowskian fatalism which can be found in his new collection of stories, "Anecdotes" (Special Attraction Books). Catch Greg performing at Union Pool on June 6th and Almost Ready Records on June 8th.


DeForrest Brown Jr. and Geng
Friday, June 7th, 9am - Noon
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
DeForrest Brown Jr. and Geng will present their new piece called Culture War, which they've described as "drone meets Public Enemy." DeForrest Brown Jr. released The Wages of Being Black is Death with Kepla in September last year on Geng's NYC-based label PTP.


A Tribute to Roky Erickson
Tuesday, June 4th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
We're gonna miss him. In acknowledgement of his recent merging with the infinite, Roky Erickson, perhaps the single most important psychedelic artist in the history of the form, gets the tribute treatment for the majority of, and maybe all of, this week's installment of Burn It Down! Hits, deep cuts, live action, covers of and by, zombies, demons, and two-headed dogs.


Joseph Menn, author, "Cult of the Dead Cow"
Monday, June 3rd, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Joseph Menn's new book "Cult of the Dead Cow" tells the story of this secret group of hackers, founded in Texas in 1984, and which is still active today in resisting oppressive surveillance and control from Big Tech. Mark Hurst interviews Joseph Menn, live in-studio, about the Cult of the Dead Cow - on the next Techtonic, Mondays from 6-7pm.


Kellen303 fills in for Jesse D this morning
Monday, June 3rd, 3am - 6am
on
Spectrum Audio with Kellen303

The Woolly Bushmen and Southern Culture On The Skids
Saturday, June 1st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Woolly Bushmen - Orlando Florida's foremost purveyors of Garbage Rock display their formidable wares with a scorching live set in support of their 3rd full length on Pig Baby. The album is "In Shambles" and that is how they will leave the WFMU studio!

Southern Culture On The Skids - The trio of Rick Miller, Mary Huff and Dave Hartman have been tearing it up for years and show no signs of letting up! Their frenzied amalgamation of souped up country, reverbed out Link Wray guitar and gut bucket (or fried chicken bucket!) rock'n'roll will be in full effect on Todd's show.


Put The Needle On The WFMU World Premiere of DJ Pnutz' new album
Friday, May 31st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the second time in her recording career, multi-talented San Diego producer DJ Pnutz has chosen WFMU as the outlet to broadcast the world premiere of her forthcoming new album "Work Flow" that will air (along with artist interview) during Billy Jam's "Put The Needle On The Record" Friday, May 31st at 7pm


Barrence Whitfield
Thursday, May 30th, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

In anticipation of his show at Gran Torino on June 1st, legendary soul screamer Barrence Whitfield will drop by to discuss his latest platter Songs from the Sun Ra Cosmos--a collection of covers composed by Afrofuturist bandleader Sun Ra.


Gladshot and The Piggies
Wednesday, May 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Double-barreled rock action to close out the month of May!
NYC garage-pop-psych outfit Gladshot returns to WFMU for their second live appearance! The band has a couple of albums under their belt; they cite AC/DC, Neil Diamond, and Cherry Glazerr as influences. They're playing at Baby's Alright in Brooklyn on Monday June 3. After years of gigging around NYC and beyond, The Piggies have finally released their first album, Something To Chew On (Sparkle-Time). They've got a trashy punk-blues sound, kind of like if you dipped a Heartbreakers ice cream cone in a vat of delicious AC/DC chocolate. They're playing at the Windjammer in Ridgewood on Saturday June 8.


M. Geddes Gengras
Tuesday, May 28th, Midnight - 3am
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
Heady electronic wizard M. Geddes Gengras brings the weird to The Frow Show early in the wee hours of May 28th, plugging directly into the WFMU mothership for a live set celebrating the release of I Am the Last of That Green and Warm-Hued World, his layered and complex new album, out May 17th on Hausu Mountain. Ged’s last decade has included sweeping solo projects in a variety of modes, as well as ongoing projects, including participation in Duppy Gun, a dub/electronic collaboration between Ged, Sun Araw, Alex Grey, and a variety of Jamaican musicians.


Put the Needle on the Call-In Raps Rewind to '89 with G-Spot
Friday, May 24th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In 1986 Billy Jam, then a KALX Berkeley DJ, pioneered the “call-in raps” whereby he invited Bay Area radio listeners to phone in and freestyle over beats. A few years later in 1989 Gary “G-Spot” Baca became his co-host on the Northern California FM station when the two DJs expanded & elevated the call-in raps into a popular weekly feature. Currently on KPFK in LA, G-Spot will travel to NJ to re-join Billy Jam in the WFMU studios for Put The Needle On The Record on Friday May 24th @ 7pm on WFMU.


"Hoboken" Jack Silbert
Wednesday, May 22nd, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
Jack Silbert, known on the WFMU message board as “Hoboken Jack” is known for his dedication and knowledge of the NY/ NJ music scene. He is also an author, editor, internet DJ, and frequent master of ceremonies. In the summer of 2016 after surgery on his abdomen, complications lead to the amputation of both of his legs below the knees. Jack candidly speaks of the transformation, physically and emotionally, through his ordeal and about the importance of community, music and the will to find positivity in any situation. Join In Real Life on Wednesday at 7pm as they share his story.


Daniel Clark, director of the documentary "Behind the Curve"
Monday, May 20th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
The new documentary "Behind the Curve" explores the Flat Earth community, a small but devoted group of people, brought together by YouTube conspiracy videos, who sincerely believe that the earth is flat. On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst speaks with Daniel Clark, director of "Behind the Curve," on making a movie about Flat Earthers without making fun of them.


Drunken Prayer
Monday, May 20th, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Morgan Geer has toured and recorded with Freakwater and The Handsome Family among others. Drunken Prayer is his own project; The music on Cordelia Elsewhere, Drunken Prayer's fifth album, is a direct, if slightly eccentric, descendent of outlaw country. The band plays live at WFMU, then later that night at Piano's in NYC.


Hearing Things
Monday, May 20th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Brooklyn's instrumental quartet Hearing Things takes you a lot of different places musically. As you listen, you could variously imagine yourself at the beach, at a smoky nightclub, in a spy film, or even adrift in space. Tune in for a live set from this dynamic group as they feature songs from their debut LP "Here's Hearing Things," as well as some exclusive numbers they haven't even recorded yet.


Ex Hex, Tacocat, David Johansen and Simon Bonney
Saturday, May 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
On It’s Real, Ex Hex's second album, the trio's commitment to larger-than-life riffs and unforgettable hooks remains intact, but the garage-y, post-punk approach that defined their debut album Rips has grown in scale and ambition. See Mary Timony and crew in all their live glory at Elsewhere on May 9th and hear them on Todd's show May 18th.

This Mess Is a Place, Tacocat's fourth full-length and first on Sub Pop, finds the band waking up the morning after the 2016 election and figuring out how to respond to a new reality where evil isn’t hiding under the surface at all—it’s front and center yet Tacocat are doing what they’ve always done so well: mingle brightness, energy, and hope with political critique. This Mess Is a Place is charged with a hopefulness that stands in stark contrast to music that celebrates apathy, despair, and numbness. Catch their boundless energy at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Friday May 17th.

David Johansen came to renown as the lead singer of the legendary New York Dolls. Since then he has performed as a solo artist under his own name, as Buster Poindexter, with The Harry Smiths and also reunited The Dolls, among other adventures. The day before David headlines The Hoboken Arts and Music Festival in his Buster Poindexter guise, he chats with Todd about his illustrious career.

Australian Simon Bonney formed Crime and The City Solution in 1977. For the last few decades he has been making music with his wife, Bronwyn Adams. His most recent release, Past, Present and Future is a stirring collection that culls both released and unreleased material from his solo career. Currently on tour with Mark Lanegan, Simon and Bronwyn take time out to perform live on Todd's show.


Midnight Matinee Presents: Harold and Maude
Saturday, May 18th, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Hal Ashby's classic cult film gets Midnight Matineed for your... no, I would not say benefit. He is a 19 year old man obsessed with death, who stages suicides as a hobby. She is a 79 year old woman obsessed with life; compromising, enterprising, anything but tranquilizing. They fall in love. And then there's Cat Stevens.


DJ R Trane
Thursday, May 16th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
From East Harlem to Hell's kitchen to Midtown to Soundview BX, DJ R Trane is an all city party rocking NYC DJ, for many years. expect some crisp mixing and dance floor friendly cuts! part of the Disco Originalz crew


Klaus Johann Grobe
Wednesday, May 15th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Swiss duo Klaus Johann Grobe have been an EFD favorite since the release of their first album back in 2014. The group brings in some of the dancier elements of Krautrock, prompting descriptions such as "if Can had jammed with Os Mutantes" and "Krautrock informed by early '80's New York punk funk pioneers such as ESG." The band's third album Du Bist So Symmetrisch (Trouble In Mind) is out now and they're currently on tour in the US. Hear them live on WFMU Wednesday night May 15!


Moondog Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, May 15th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Moondog was blind, dressed in Viking regalia, slept on 6th Avenue in NYC during the 1950s, and was a musical genius who left behind a monumental catalog of fascinating works. On Weds. May 15, Moondog's biographer, Robert Scotto, makes his seventh visit to Irwin's program to celebrate this idiosyncratic icon. The three-hour tribute will feature recordings from the 1950s to the 1990s, reflecting the strange sounds and exotic beauty of one of the most underappreciated American composers of the 20th century. Scotto is the author of The Viking of Sixth Avenue, the only full-length chronicle of Moondog.


Jon Savage, author and journalist
Tuesday, May 14th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Esteemed UK author and journalist Jon Savage ("England's Dreaming"; "Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture") drops by the show for a discussion of his gripping new oral history of Joy Division, "This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else," which features interviews with, among others, Pete Shelley, Tony Wilson, Martin Hannett, Deborah Curtis, and all three surviving members of Joy Divison.


Stephin Merritt
Tuesday, May 14th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Stephin Merritt stops by to discuss his upcoming original live score for Tod Browning's 1925 silent film "The Unholy Three" starring Lon Chaney at Town Hall on May 18th, with accordionist/novelist Daniel Handler and violist Pinky Weitzman. In addition to releasing albums with The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, The Gothic Archies and Future Bible Heroes, Merritt has composed for films "Pieces of April," "Eban and Charley" and "In The Courtyard" as well live scored the 1916 silent "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and Tod Browning's 1927 "The Unknown."


"The Age of Surveillance Capitalism"
Monday, May 13th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Shoshana Zuboff's new book "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" describes why Google, Facebook, and other Big Tech companies are so obsessed with spying on every moment of your life. Surveillance is only part of the agenda: what they're really building is a system of predicting and controlling your behavior. Hear Shoshana Zuboff explain on the next Techtonic.


Dares
Monday, May 13th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

NYC's Dares draw influences from late '70s post-punk to '80s and '90s American Indie Underground. The band recently moved from being a power trio to a power quartet. Tune in to check out a rocking live set!


Don Muro
Monday, May 13th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

In recent years, Don Muro's profile has been raised through a series of archival releases that reveal a true synthesizer pioneer and home recordist. His debut LP, "It's Time," came out in 1977, but he had already been pioneering D.I.Y. recording and performing methods for 10 years by then. Tune in for conversation with Don about his career as musician, innovator, author, and tech head, as well as a variety of his music, from experimental electronics to catchy pop.


Mari Kalkun: New Music From Estonia, Rooted in Tradition
Saturday, May 11th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Mari Kalkun is a gifted singer and composer from Estonia. She plays (among other things) the kannel, a traditional box zither. Her songs, both solo and with her band Runorun, are inspired by nature and Estonian poetry. She's coming our way for free performances at Scandinavia House in Manhattan this Tuesday night (May 14th); and as part of the weekly Roots and Ruckus night at Jalopy in Red Hook, Brooklyn on Wednesday night. And she'll join us live on WFMU!


Mystery Lights and John Paul White
Saturday, May 11th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Originally from the small town of Salinas, California and now based in NYC, Mystery Lights live shows gradually became the stuff of legend as the quintet won their following one fan at a time in dives from Brooklyn to the Bowery. The Lights’ sound has evolved into a fuzz-fueled hopped-up 21st Century take on 60s garage pebbles, and artful 70s punk, that is all their own. Look for their new Wick lp Too Much Tension on May 10th and catch them at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on May 18th.

With The Hurting Kind, John Paul White has crafted a stunning album that draws on the lush, orchestrated music made in Nashville in the early 1960s. Yet these songs retain a modern feel, whether he's writing about overwhelming love, unraveling relationships, or the fading memory of a loved one. Don't miss the Alabama native at The Bowery Ballroom on Saturday May 11th.


Mr. Zero of The Kings
Saturday, May 11th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Mr. Zero founding member of Canada's The Kings, best remembered for their 1980 monster two song segued hit "This Beat Goes On / Switchin' to Glide." We'll find out about their years playing bars had how a chance encounter with the producer of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" lead to them getting a major record deal, and we'll hear about their new single - also a two song segue! AND, Michael chats with Mary Wilson on The Supremes about the groups career, her 60 years in show business & her May 11th Staten Island show.


Stanky of Stanky and the Coal Miners
Friday, May 10th, 6pm - 7pm
on Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu

Join Stashu as she welcomes Pennsylvania polka king John "Stanky" Stankovic and his wife Dottie to the show for conversation about his 50+ years making people dance to the polka!


Bedouine
Friday, May 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

In 2017, Syria-born Azniv Korkejian adopted the name Bedouine and released a thoughtful, delicate folk album that found a receptive audience worldwide. She will be making her second appearance on Sophisticated Boom Boom to share stories and songs from her forthcoming album, Bird Songs Of A Killjoy, due out on Spacebomb Records on May 31st.


Lee Fields visits WFMU
Thursday, May 9th, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
On Thursday May 9 Lee Fields is coming out to WFMU to chat about his new record and the secrets to staying in the soul biz for 50 years!! Pat Longo will be spinning his favorite soul 45's on the wheels of steel. You know it's going to be great! Tune in to This is the Modern World with Trouble between 9-noon.


Vivien Goldman, author of REVENGE OF THE SHE-PUNKS
Wednesday, May 8th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Author/Musician/Educator Vivien Goldman, sometimes known as "The Punk Professor," joins Evan "Funk" Davies to discuss her new book Revenge Of The She-Punks (University Of Texas Press). The book, subtitled "A Feminist Music History from Poly Styrene to Pussy Riot," covers female punk musicians around the world from the mid-1970s through the present day — a subject she is acquainted with personally thanks to her classic 1981 tune "Launderette." Goldman will be appearing at McNally-Jackson bookstore on Prince St. this coming Sunday, May 12, at 3pm.


The Dogs
Tuesday, May 7th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Hitting the Michigan scene slightly after the first Molotov cocktails were tossed by the likes of the MC5 and Stooges, and arriving in NYC just prior to the crest of the CBGB "new wave," the Dogs hit a sweet spot right between the proto and the punk. Their killer 1978 EP, "Slash Your Face," is a pinnacle of raw rock 'n' roll moxie and malevolence. Burn It Down! is honored to welcome this legendary outfit to the show for a live performance in celebration of their return to active duty. The band also plays Union Pool on Friday, May 3.


Roger McNamee, author, "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe"
Monday, May 6th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee was an early advisor to Mark Zuckerberg in the early days of Facebook. McNamee's new book "Zucked" tells the story of his disillusionment, then horror, as Facebook created a "catastrophe" for users, and democracies, around the world. Hear Roger's story on the next Techtonic.


John S. Hall
Monday, May 6th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

John S. Hall is an American poet, author, singer and lawyer best known for his work with King Missile, his recently reactivated band who will be performing on May 11 at Hank's Saloon in Brooklyn along with Dogbowl and Ray Brown.


Jason Olds, host of "Two Minutes To Late Night"
Sunday, May 5th, 10pm - Midnight
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh

Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh fills in for Therese this week, and Keilidh's bringing a guest with her! She'll sit down with Jason Olds – you may know him as "Gwarsenio," the corpse-painted host of Brooklyn's resident metal-themed late night talk show, "Two Minutes To Late Night." Tune in for two hours of Satan-hailing and puns no one asked for!


Austin's Atlas Maior: Middle Eastern Modes Meet Jazz Improv
Saturday, May 4th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Atlas Maior is an exciting band from Austin, Texas that combines Middle Eastern microtonal modality and other global influences with jazz-based improvisation. They celebrate an excellent new album, Riptide, with their first-ever NYC shows: Tuesday night May 14th at the Brooklyn Maqam Hang at Sisters, a wonderful bi-weekly series; and Wednesday night May 15th as part of a star-studded Rubulad event in Bushwick. We meet Atlas Maior's Joshua Thompson and hear the music on this week's show!


Hearty White Video Broadcast of the "Mirror Island Adventure Tour"
Thursday, May 2nd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Miracle Nutrition with Hearty White (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Ever want to see Hearty White wildly gesticulate instead of just imagining it? Tune in May 2 from 7-8pm for a video simulcast of his 2019 marathon appearance at Monty Hall. Entitled “Mirror Island Adventure Tour”, it’s some old-fashioned, down-home storytelling about recursion, memory, and the dangers of anti-propaganda.


DJ Time Travel
Wednesday, May 1st, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
Kimzilla and Emily visit DJ Time Traveler on the job. When he's not busy playing sweet and soulful tunes on his show Travel Zone (3-6am Tuesdays) you can probably find him on the #PATH train, traveling from Journal Square to 33rd Street, NY as a train conductor. They'll be sharing some great stories, sporadic songs, and more positive energy than you can shake a PATH card at!


David Hall (Director of “Where In The Hell Is The Lavender House? The Longmont Potion Castle Story”)
Tuesday, April 30th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
David Hall, co-director with Thomas D. Rotenberg of the documentary Where In The Hell Is The Lavender House? The Longmont Potion Castle Story, provides a peek behind the curtain of absurdist, avant garde, anonymous prank phone call legend Longmont Potion Castle. Beguiling victims with his surrealist phone work since 1987 and releasing 16 albums, LPC is the subject of the film which includes interviews with Rainn Wilson, Andrew Bujalski, Pissed Jeans, Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer, Weyes Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Pinback and more.


Dave the Spazz DJ's Live from the WFMU Record Fair!
Saturday, April 27th, 11am - 1pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Deonna Kelli Sayed
Wednesday, April 24th, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
Deonna Kelli Sayed is a writer, activist, storyteller, and practicing Muslim. Her work has been featured in several anthologies about Muslim women and faith, including the New York Time's featured, Love, Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women. Tune in this Wednesday from 7-8pm EST to hear about her formative years in the rural south, life as a white Muslim woman in the states and abroad, trauma, self-love, the dialogue with Israel, and the importance of storytelling.


The Golden Pelicans
Tuesday, April 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
The Golden Pelicans infuse their brutal, knuckle-headed basement punk with a solid dose of the kind of guitar pyrotechnics you get from classic '80s burnout metal. They deliver the auditory equivalent of getting sprayed in the face with beer, spit, sweat, and maybe a little blood, and yet they somehow leave you wanting more. The band also plays the Glove in Brooklyn on Friday, April 19.


Ilan Eshkeri Returns
Tuesday, April 23rd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
British composer Ilan Eshkeri returns to discuss his latest score for "The White Crow," a biopic of Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, directed by Ralph Fiennes who also stars in the film. This is Fiennes' third collaboration with Ilan who h as nearly 75 film, documentary and television credits to his name, including scores for "Kick Ass," "Still Alice," "Alan Partridge," "Stardust," "Coriolanus," "Hannibal Rising" and David Attenborough documentaries, as well as collaborations with David Gilmour, Annie Lennox and Amon Tobin. Ilan got his start working with film composers Michael Kamen and Edward Shearmur.


Paul Mozur, New York Times journalist
Monday, April 22nd, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Surveilled by cameras *and* secret police: Paul Mozur was recently in China, researching a story about surveillance there, and he was followed everywhere he went - by Chinese secret police. And he was watched by some of China's *two hundred million* surveillance cameras. On the next Techtonic, the growing police-state that is modern China.


David Cousins of the Strawbs
Monday, April 22nd, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

For over 50 years, David Cousins has been the mainstay of the Strawbs. The Strawbs originally played American bluegrass and folk music before linking up with Sandy Denny (who first sang "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" with them) and then going on to fame in the realms of both folk and progressive rock in the '70s. On April 26–28th, the band celebrates its 50th anniversary with a 3-day festival in Lakewood, New Jersey featuring band members past and present. On this episode, Joe talks to David about the festival and the band's impressive history while spinning some Strawbs favorites.


Natu Camara, a Wonderful New Voice From West Africa
Saturday, April 20th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Natu Camara is an exciting new face on the African music scene. She grew up in Guinea and led West Africa's first all-female hip-hop group, The Ideal Girls. Now she's out on her own with an efferevescent solo debut album, Dimedi. She'll celebrate with a big record release show at SOBs on Friday night April 26th. And we'll meet Natu Camara on our show this week!


Tough Shits, Sonny and The Sunsets, The Smarthearts and Reese McHenry
Saturday, April 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Philly's Tough Shits have been toiling in the dark recesses of rock'n'roll for a decade or so, but on their new album Burning In Paradise (Burger Records) they completely step up their game. An early entry in the 2019 best album field, The TS's drop 10 super charged power pop garage gems here that you won't soon forget. Rejoice listeners!

Sonny and The Sunsets are a beautiful West Coast thing. Birthed from the sand, the surf, and twilight campfires down in Ocean Beach, Sonny & the Sunsets’ busted beach-pop songs spark recollections of doo wop’s otherworldly despair, a dose of goofball humor from the Michael Hurley school, and positive possibilities exuded by Jonathan Richman. Their new lp, Hairdressers In Heaven, arrives on April 5th. Catch them at The Bell House in Brooklyn on 4/19.

The Smarthearts are a Philly based punk band that's fueled by a winning mixture of rockabilly and power pop. Featuring members of Sheer Mag, their catchy as hell songs will bring a smile to your face and movement to your feet. Catch the Smarthearts on tour with Sheer Mag at Brooklyn Bazaar on 4/20 and White Eagle Hall on 4/26.

Reese McHenry came up swinging in Northern Minnesota and she didn’t sit still for very long. A true troubadour, her powerful voice has driven her from the fresh greens of Eau Claire to the dusty motels of Albuquerque and everywhere in between. The glorious results can be heard on her new album "No Dados" out 4/12 on Suah Records and live at Alphaville on 4/16.


WFMU Weed Remote From Oakland
Friday, April 19th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Continuing in the long-running WFMU 4/19 (not 4/20) celebration of marijuana Billy Jam will curate his pot-themed and THC-fueled annual weed hip-hop special; this year coming live from Oakland CA (where it’s legal) on Friday April 19th (4/19) at 7pm (4pm local Pacific time) on WFMU


Spellling
Friday, April 19th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
When asked what inspired her latest album, Mazy Fly, Berkeley-based artist Spellling (born Chrystia Cabral) credits clowns, witches, Stevie Wonder’s 'Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants,' Ursula K. LeGuin, The Neverending Story, and Miranda July. The album is as adventurous and fantastical as her list of influences suggest, like a carnival set to music with her jarring yet dreamy voice at the center. She’ll be stopping by Sophisticated Boom Boom for an interview and live performance of songs off Mazy Fly.


Stephane Wrembel (Django a GoGo 2019)
Tuesday, April 16th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
French virtuoso guitarist Stephane Wrembel discusses his 12th "Django a GoGo Festival" celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt. Stephane brings another world-class team of French guitarists to join him at Town Hall on April 27th including Simba Baumgartner (Reinhardt’s great grandson). In addition to leading The Django Experiment and The Stephane Wrembel Band, Stephane composed the theme to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," performed in Hans Zimmer's supergroup at the 2012 Academy Awards and has scored a number of films.


Clive Thompson, author of "Coders"
Monday, April 15th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Clive Thompson's new book "Coders" goes deep into the wild world of computer programmers - what makes them tick? And what new digital things do they have in store for us? Find out on the next Techtonic: Clive Thompson, live in-studio.


Girls On Grass
Monday, April 15th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Melodic roots-rockers that can get garage-y or noisy when the mood strikes. The Brooklyn quartet returns to WFMU in support of their brand-new second LP, Dirty Power, produced by the legendary Eric 'Roscoe' Ambel!


The X-Ray Burns Memorial Party at Monty Hall with live video!
Sunday, April 14th, Noon - 3pm
on
The Glen Jones Radio Programme (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)

Wu Man, Pipa Superstar
Saturday, April 13th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Wu Man is a master of the Chinese lute, the pipa. Search "P-I-P-A" on YouTube and Wu Man dominates the results. Not surprisingly she's in high demand: On Saturday April 27th, her longtime collaborators Kronos Quartet will perform one of her compositions at NY's Town Hall. Meanwhile in California, Wu Man joins another longtime collaborator, Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, for several concerts starting April 26th. We’re honored she’ll take time from her busy schedule to join us on WFMU!


Bob Bert
Saturday, April 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Bob Bert has been part of the downtown New York scene since the 1970's. Not only has he performed in bands such as Sonic Youth and Pussy Galore, he also documented this scene and more with his fanzine BB Gun. HoZac Books has just published his first book, "I'm Just The Drummer" which combines original material with excerpts from BB Gun. Bob will be discussing his life in music, both as a drummer and fan with Todd.


A conversation and live performance with Dave Davies of The Kinks AND a live performance from Wire Troop
Saturday, April 13th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes singer, songwriter & Kinks lead guitarist Dave Davies for a chat about his long career and life, and the story behind his new release, Decade, which complies Dave’s previously unreleased ‘70s recordings. AND Michael welcomes Wire Troop for a live set as the band celebrates the release of their debut album “Trio Power”


Otis Fodder of Sheena's Jungle Room Channel fills in for Sheila Today
Friday, April 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events

Kevin Nutt
Thursday, April 11th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall Change rolls the red carpet to Montgomery Alabama to host fellow WFMU DJ and Sinner's Crossroad's host Kevin Nutt! While he's known for his gospel, we're featuring a rare funk/soul/etc set taped from his regular gig at Leroy Lounge. Plus interview


Bad Sports
Wednesday, April 10th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Texas punk rockers Bad Sports stop by the WFMU studios to drop a live set of garage-punk-pop on your hyphen-loving ears. Stacked with Lone Star luminaries, the band includes members of OBN IIIs, Mind Spiders, and High Tension Wires, to name just a few. They've just released their fifth album (and third for Dirtnap Records), and they're currently on tour on the East Coast. Check them out live on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show Wednesday night, April 10!


David Harrington (Kronos Quartet) & Sam Green (Director of "A Thousand Thoughts")
Tuesday, April 9th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Kronos Quartet founder/violinist David Harrington and filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground) discuss their April 25th Town Hall NYC debut of the live documentary "A Thousand Thoughts." The multimedia performance combines Kronos on stage revisiting their body of work, performing music by George Crumb, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, Clint Mansell and others, while Green narrates the 45-year story of the quartet along with on screen archival footage and interviews with the likes of Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Terry Riley.


Les Lullies and Tommy and the Commies
Monday, April 8th, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Sacre bleu! Brace yourselves for the return of the sizzling punk sounds of the French combo Les Lullies to WFMU. And Tommy And The Commies from Ontario sound like classic ’70s British mod-punks who just weren’t in the right place or time to make it into history. If you can't wait for the broadcast, catch these crazy combos at Union Pool in Brooklyn on April 7!


Kinloch Nelson
Monday, April 8th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Kinloch (sounds like "Kin-Law") Nelson is a master of many genres on his finger-picked guitar. He can play Bach, Miles Davis, Flatt & Scruggs, John Fahey – in short, just about anything. His earliest recordings, made when he was in student in the late '60s, have just been issued by Tompkins Square records under the title Partly in Time. On this episode of Surface Noise, Kinloch drops by to talk about the record and play some songs in advance of his gig at Troost in Brooklyn later that day.


Joe McGinty and the Loser's Lounge Present the Music of Queen
Sunday, April 7th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
The long-running musical tribute revue known as The Loser's Lounge, led by keyboardist Joe McGinty, will be making their return to WFMU's airwaves after an absence of about two decades. As such, they will be coming back strong by presenting several choice selections honoring the glorious pomp and bombast of the rock group Queen. In the wake of their shows at Joe's Pub and in advance of their live Jersey City debut at White Eagle Hall on Saturday, April 13th, a vocally gifted array of singers will breathe new life into the vast catalog of Freddie Mercury, et al., backed by a combo whose meticulous arrangements serve to do the originals justice.



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