Past Special Programs on WFMU
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A Special Koto recital with Zach Girumon
Monday, July 24th, 2017, 3am - 6am
Circle Time with Mark R.
Koto player Zach Girumon was born and raised in Manhattan, but he became fascinated with Japanese culture at an early age. This interest in all things Japanese led him to enroll in the Sawai Koto Academy of New York, and eventually, to join their performing group, the 20+-piece Miyabi Ensemble of New York. In the 4 o’clock hour Monday morning, Zach will favor us with a solo recital comprising excerpts from both traditional and contemporary koto pieces.

Karaoke All Night! The Prove It All Night 3-Year Anniversary Show! Live from Montgomery Hall
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Karaoke All Night: The Prove It All Night 3-Year Anniversary Show broadcasts LIVE from Monty Hall, Saturday July 22nd. Former guests return to sing their guts out in a no holds barred live band karaoke showdown! Featuring: Giulia Rozzi, Ike Ufomadu, Patti Harrison, Mary Houlihan, Jason Gore, Kristen Bartlett, Robert Dean, Mike Abrusci, Christi Chiello, surprise guests and much more! Opening the show will be a guest DJ set from: Primitive Sound System! You can watch live video of the show over at the homepage from 9:30 - midnight. The video will also appear on the WFMU phone apps, and Pat's playlist page. Or, if you're in the area- swing by Montgomery Hall and see the show in person! This event is a WFMU benefit with a suggested donation of $10, $5 will get you in otherwise. Support the show and the station!

Ural Thomas & The Pain PLUS Billy Bragg
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Ural Thomas is Portland, Oregon's Pillar Of Soul. He has shared the stage with the likes of James Brown, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Otis Redding and "Little" Stevie Wonder and was also involved in the sixties Northwest garage scene. After performing 44 times at The Apollo Theater, Ural took a long hiatus from New York but recently wowed the crowd at The Soul Clap 10th Anniversary Show and will be performing at Madison Park in Manhattan on Wednesday July 19th. Don't miss Ural Thomas & The Pain soul stomping live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show!

Billy Bragg visits Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss his new book, Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed The World. Skiffle was a politically aware working class sensation of 1950's Britian that influenced so much of what was to come musically. Almost unknown in the States, this passionate and well-researched books aims to change that. Billy is of course well known for his own musical career.

Innov Gnawa
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, Midnight - 3am
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Based in New York, Innov Gnawa is a group of musicians specializing in the sounds of Gnawa music, the ritual trance music of Morocco. Founded by Samir LanGus and featuring Hassan Ben Jaafer, a master gnawa musician originally from Fes, Morocco, they have been performing the last several years at venues such as Barbes, Nublu, Lincoln Center, and recently played Coachella as special guests of Bonobo. Now they find themselves at WFMU on the Inflatable Squirrel Carcass and we are honored to have them. Innov Gnawa have several performances during the month of July where you can see them live including Sunday, July 16 at Pier 1 as part of Summer on the Hudson; Friday, July 21 at Prospect Park with Amadou & Mariam; and Saturday, July 29 in Lowell, Massachusetts as part of the Lowell Folk Festival. They have previously appeared on WFMU during one of Rob Weisberg’s Barbes events which you can access here.

Evie Sands
Friday, July 21st, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Dusty Springfield once called Evie Sands her “favorite female singer.” She also found favor with musical legends like Gladys Knight and Barbara Streisand as well as indie darlings’ Beth Orton, Beck, and Belle & Sebastien, all who covered her blue-eyed soul songs. Evie Sands had a flawless 60s catalog, and cut the first versions of monster hits like “I Can’t Let Go” and “Angel Of the Morning.” She scored her biggest hit with “Any Way That You Want Me” in 1969, and then evolved into a guitarist, songwriter, and producer in the 70s. In anticipation of her upcoming headline appearance at the Ponderosa Stomp, October 5-7th in New Orleans, Evie will speak to Sheila B. about her earliest records, the unfortunate circumstances surrounding her near-hit single “Take Me For A Little While,” and the evolution from 60s soul singer to songwriter and producer.

Peer Pressure Guest, Tombs' Mike Hill
Thursday, July 20th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Starting at 1pm this Thursday, Diane welcomes Mike Hill, founder of NY's TOMBS to the Peer Pressure segment! The band has recently released it's 4th full length, "The Grand Annihilation" and just come off tour, so Mike will have plenty to share with us. He will be live, so listeners will be able to ask him questions via the comments board. Tombs' music is hard to classify, and over their progression, they have been "labeled" anything from Post Rock to Black Metal, Goth and Industrial. Mike will clue us in on the growth of the band's sound, we'll definitely hear some cuts from the new record and Mike will dip into a playlist of favorites! Tune in to see if his picks are crowd pleasers or deep cuts!

DJay Ed
Thursday, July 20th, 2017, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Nickel and Dime Radio continues the international flavors with San Paulo's DJay Ed,who's part of the crew Collective Stereo Royale. Besides throwing events, he heads Bom Senso, a group dedicated to Brazilian music from the 70’s that are played exclusively on vinyl.

Ultimate Painting
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

England's Ultimate Painting returns for their third appearance on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show! The band is working on their fourth full-length, following last year's outstanding Dusk (Trouble In Mind) -- EFD's album of the year! -- but they're taking a break for a brief US/Canada tour that includes a Central Park Summerstage appearance with Yo La Tengo on Monday the 17th. Tune in to WFMU Wednesday night, July 19th, to hear the latest from Ultimate Painting!

Tom Wilson's Music Factory #21 - Harumi
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series quickly came and went, but Irwin is reviving the series on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On our July 19th episode, Wilson welcomes to the Music Factory the eclectic Japanese one-album wonder Harumi. Wilson features tracks from Harumi's self-titled debut double album, which Wilson produced, along with tunes by Appletree Theatre, Dave Van Ronk, and the Beacon Street Union. Wilson also interviews Claude Hall of Billboard magazine about the raging controversy over the B-side of Paul Mauriat's hit instrumental "Love Is Blue."

The Old Codger fills in for the Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, 8pm - 9pm
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
The Old Codger, who spins 78 rpm records "like they're going outta style," fills in for the Antique Phonograph Music Program on Tuesday July 18th from 8–9pm Eastern. The Codger, who makes rare appearances on the WFMU airwaves, is a nasty piece of work made up of many smaller pieces of nastiness. Behold his bluster when he commandeers the mic and the hand-cranked turntables on July 18th at 8pm Eastern.

Flying Lotus
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Steven Ellison aka producer Flying Lotus joins Devon to discuss his feature length directorial debut "Kuso," co-written by Ellison and David Firth and starring Tim Heidecker, Hannibal Buress, Anders Holm and George Clinton with a soundtrack by FLyLo himself, Aphex Twin, Thundercat, Kamasi Washington and Akira Yamaoka. The film, which depicts the aftermath of LA's worst earthquake nightmare, premiered at Sundance this year and will be released on July 21st by online horror streaming service Shudder with select theater screenings that day. The two will also get into Ellison's sampling of soundtracks in his music, his 2010 live score of Harry Smith's "Heaven and Earth Magic" and the gratitude he owes to his Motown-songwriting grandmother Marilyn McLeod (Freda Payne/Diana Ross) and great aunt Alice Coltrane.

Gwilly Edmondez
Monday, July 17th, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Gwilly Edmondez is all over the place yet usually in the wrong place at the right time. As an improvisor and recording artist he tries to play as often as possible with anyone who’s game, or solo if no one is about. What he uses mostly is his voice, but is always searching for things to go with it, like samples, tapes and beats. Anything could happen, which is why Gwilly prefers to act at the very fringes of proper. He has collaborated with all sorts of people but his primary non-solo projects at the moment are YEAH YOU (with Elvin Brandhi), Kleevex (with Faye MacCalman) and Impossibility Knox (with Odie Ji Ghast and sometimes THF Drenching).

Champagne Superchillin
Monday, July 17th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Break out the bubbly! French ex-pat Juliette Shultz brought her Francoise Hardy-influenced style across the pond to Music City, where she has teamed up with group of hep rock and roll and blues Nashville cats to form Champagne Superchillin.

Marc Johnson
Monday, July 17th, 2017, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

This year saw the reissue of a neglected folk-pop classic: Marc Johnson's Years. Released in 1972 when Marc was only 21 years old, the album was atypical for its day in its emphasis on arrangements and texture over the sparse, singer-songwriter template of the James Taylors of the time. The album didn't sell and Marc wouldn't be heard from again for almost 20 years, when he returned with the power-pop classic 12 in a Room. Today on Surface Noise, we hear from both sides of Marc Johnson, the folkie and the power-popper, in a live set and interview recorded exclusively for the show.

A Tribute to St. John Coltrane
Monday, July 17th, 2017, 3am - 6am
Circle Time with Mark R.
On July 17, 1967, the world lost one of its true musical giants, a revolutionary in every way--physical, spiritual, emotional--when John Coltrane passed away at the age of 43 from liver cancer. Our July 17th edition of Circle Time will be a three-hour tribute to a person many believe was the greatest virtuoso musician of the 20th century, regardless of genre. While a mere three hours show barely allows us to scratch the surface of Trane's immense and diverse catalogue, we'll touch on his early days with Miles Davis, some of his most important recordings with the "classic" quartet, and his later, wide-ranging experiments in pure sound exploration.

Paíto and the Gaiteros of Punta Brava - Keeping Afro-Colombian Traditions Alive
Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Sixto "Paíto" Silgado carries on traditions born in palenques - settlements started by escaped slaves on Colombia's Atlantic coast. He's master of the "Gaita Negra" - black "gaita" style. (The gaita is a traditional end-blown flute.) Paito lives in an isolated village and still thinks of himself as a farmer. He didn't start recording and touring until well into his 60s. But when he did, people took notice: Paito’s 2006 debut album Gaita Negra was selected by Semana magazine as one of the 25 most important albums in the history of Colombian music. Don't miss this rare live session with a true cultural treasure, Paíto and the Gaiteros of Punta Brava!

Marshall Crenshaw PLUS Los Vigilantes
Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Pop purveyor Marshall Crenshaw hangs out with Todd-O-Phonic Todd to play some of his favorite records and chat about his illustrious career as musician, DJ, and fan. This one is going to be a treat!

Los Vigilantes are a screaming rock'n'roll band hailing from San Juan. One listen to the live set they will be performing on Todd's show will display beyond a doubt why they are the greatest Puerto Rican musical export since The Sunsets of "Theme One" fame. Don't miss their great Slovenly releases.

John Schnall’s Midnight Matinee returns with "Less Miserable"
Saturday, July 15th, 2017, Midnight - 3am
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Just in time for Bastille Day, Midnight Matinee lets them eat cake on the airwaves with Less Miserable. Host John Schnall will take a certain overblown movie musical and make it... well, maybe not tuneful, but at least somewhat Less Miserable. Here's a taste. At the stroke of midnight on Saturday July 15th on Rich Hazelton's The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass. WARNING: Russell Crowe sings; we can't help that.

Ánde Somby
Friday, July 14th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
Daniel Blumin's show
Having performed both traditional and original yoiks since 1974, in 2016, Ánde Somby released the stunning Yoiking with the Winged Ones (Ash International), an LP produced by famed sound artist and former member of Cabaret Voltaire Chris Watson. On the album, Somby pushes his voice as sounds of animals howling, wailing, and moaning come to life in his mesmerizing yoiks. For centuries yoiking, an element of pre-Christian Sámi culture, was condemned and banned as attempts were made to Christianize the Sámi people, but yoiking has survived not only this effort but also the cultural suppression and policies of forced assimilation of the Sámi. Tune in as Somby visits WFMU to yoik and to talk about the culture of the Sámi, the northernmost indigenous people of Europe!

You can also catch Ánde Somby live at the free Prismatic Park events from July 11th to the 16th at Madison Square Park!

"Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" — Part 5 (Conclusion)
Friday, July 14th, 2017, 9am - Noon
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The sensational John Coltrane documentary wraps up today as Doug Schulkind airs the fifth and final hour-long installment beginning at 11 AM. Highlights this week include: Trane's fascination with African tonal languages, his rock-star tour of Japan, and why he'd stop playing his horn on stage and just beat his chest and howl in the microphone. Listen for hang-on-every-word interviews with Alice Coltrane, Babatunde Olatunji, Archie Shepp, and many more. Remember to tune in at 11am to hear it live as this program will not be archived.

DJ Borka
Thursday, July 13th, 2017, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
For more than 15 years Borka has kept himself very busy doing a number of things music related. He co-runs rx:tx, an underground beats label from mostly regional artists. He's also part of a three men ex-yugoslav digging expedition called Tetkine Radosti that unearths jazz, funk and rock gems from the former socialist homeland. His band is called Jimmy Barka Experience, a two dj's and a drummer combo playing a collage of all sorts of funk, breaks, rock and afro sounds. He also produces beats for MCs and works at two radio stations. This dude makes me feel mad lazy. He'll be playing some serious 'Yugo' nuggets + beats and pieces.

Joe Frank - "Margarita"
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. July 12th, we'll present "Margarita" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. In this episode, Larry tells a joke about Hitler at a Nuremberg rally. Larry and Joe argue about whether the measure of an artist's work should be affected by the artist's abysmal behavior. David reveals his fantasy of being a handsome, rugged forest ranger. Kristine recalls her thrill-packed but painful affair with an older married man. Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield tells a few stories.

Zu Manifestival & Nova Convention
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017, 3pm - 5pm
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ridgewood Radio presents rare and unheard tracks from two seminal events of 1978: Giorgio Gomelsky’s Zu Manifestival and John Giorno’s Nova Convention. Compiled directly from Gomelsky and Giorno’s master tapes, the show features raw, formative work by Fred Frith, Peter Blegvad, Chris Cutler, The Muffins, Yochko Seffer, Bill Laswell, Daevid Allen, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Ed Sanders, Steve Lacy, Allen Ginsberg’s rockabilly band, and William Burroughs.

Matte Black
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Brooklyn heavy psych rockers Matte Black deliver all the trippy, fuzzy goodness you'd expect from the genre, but unlike a lot of their peers, they keep things routed in a concise song structure with catchy hooks and melodies. Dropping by WFMU for the first time, we'll be hearing a lot of new material off of their forthcoming album. Not to be missed for fans of all that is heavy and psychedelic.

Barry Adamson
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Barry Adamson joins Morricone Island to have a listen to his latest release "Love Sick Dick" and to discuss his film music and directing career. Elmer Bernstein, John Barry and Ennio Morricone have all informed Adamson's solo work including his first (of nine solo albums) "Moss Side Story" conceived in 1988 as a soundtrack to an imaginary film-noir crime film. Previously a member of Magazine, Birthday Party and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, he has since composed for over a dozen films, television series and docs including "Delusion" (1991), "The Escort" (1994), "Dreams of a Life" (2011) and his own directed film-noir "Therapist" (2011). He has also contributed music to Derek Jarman's "The Last of England," David Lynch's "Lost Highway," Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers," Danny Boyle's "The Beach" and Allison Anders' "Gas, Food & Lodging."

Daniel Andréasson
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, 7pm - 10pm
on Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Daniel Andréasson is a techno artist and photographer from Sweden with releases on Börft, Skudge White, Tabernacle and more. He runs Autodidakt Records and will drop by the show while on his first U.S. tour. More info here.

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Bleeding walls of overloaded guitar and drum interplay from the psychedelic punk duo of Andrew Hurst on drums and PD Fadensonnen on guitar and stylophone. Fans of Blue Cheer, Fushitsusha, Chrome and general amplified confusion will dig today's in-studio proceedings.

Danny Hellman and Julian Velard
Monday, July 10th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Hot of an exhilarating week off in Cleveland, Dave returns to the airwaves with artist Danny Hellman and musician Julian Velard for a night of hot, hot fun.

Daniel Bacchieri's Worldwide Street Music Map
Saturday, July 8th, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Daniel Bacchieri is literally connecting the dots between street musicians, fans and budding music-documentarians around the world with his interactive online Street Music Map and its Big Apple offshoot, Street Music Map NYC. Click on the map and you can watch buskers around the world. Collaboration is encouraged: you can contribute your own videos to the map too. And there's much more to the project - Daniel will tell us all about it as we check out street music from around the globe on this week's show.

Saturday, July 8th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Dion stops by the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show to chat about his new album on Norton Records, "Kickin' Child". This wonderful collection showcases Dion's lost recordings between "Runaround Sue" and "Abraham Martin & John" and are exemplary folk rock gems. Find out why they were kept under lock and key for decades.

"Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" — Part 4
Friday, July 7th, 2017, 9am - Noon
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, the amazing John Coltrane documentary "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" continues as Doug Schulkind airs Part 4: "Searching For The One", a 1-hour segment beginning at 11am. Highlights this week include: Coltrane's link with Malcolm X and the Black Liberation movement, Trane's fascination with African drums, the John Gilmore/John Coltrane connection, and Trane telling of the gig one night in New Jersey when he pulled his band off the stage. Also, hear riveting interviews with Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, and many more. Remember to tune in at 11am to hear it live as this program will not be archived.

Dennis Kane
Thursday, July 6th, 2017, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Dennis Kane is a noted DJ and producer, he is one half of the recording duo SIREN, with Darshan Jesrani. Their new ep LULU drops on Compost records July 21st Kane also helms the Disques Sinthomme and Ghost Town labels, he has toured extensively and done numerous remixes, he likes coffee. Dennis is a serious collector, expect both some dance tracks and much deeper cuts.

Tom Wilson's Music Factory #20 - Bobby Callender
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series quickly came and went, but Irwin is reviving the series on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On our July 5th episode, Wilson welcomes to the Music Factory radio programmer-turned-pop musician Bobby Callender, who explains what happened when someone stole Murray the K's bongos. Wilson features tracks from Callender's album RAINBOW, along with tunes by Lalo Schifrin, Dave Van Ronk, the Free Design, Odetta, and others. Wilson also interviews Claude Hall of Billboard magazine about a newfangled phenomenon known as "underground radio." Regular listeners of the Music Factory will be gratified to know that this episode contains THREE NEW COMMERCIALS.

Jonathan is in for William tonight
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017, Midnight - 3am
Blurred and Obscured with Jonathan Herweg

How cultures interact with Peter Witchalls
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, 4pm - 7pm
Continental Subway with David Dichelle (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
We’ll be joined in the studio by intercultural specialist and University of Hamburg lecturer Peter Witchalls. Originally from London, and with over 20 years of experience teaching and living in Germany, Pete has developed a few theories about what to do when you meet a foreigner. He will also discuss non-violent communication and how it all comes together. Ask your questions or let us know your own personal theories via the comments board.

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, 9am - 3pm
Garbage Time with Matt Warwick
Matt Warwick hosts a 6-hr long BBQ special live from the WFMU parking lot.

Garbecue! Matt does his own show, then fills in for Liz
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, 9am - 3pm
Garbage Time with Matt Warwick

Dominic Robertson aka Ergo Phizmiz
Monday, July 3rd, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
Do or DIY with People Like Us
One Summer's morning Vicki Bennett was visited by Dominic Robertson aka the composer, writer, theatre director and collagist Ergo Phizmiz. He brought with him stories of political prophecy, homemade opera, and laments on the death of the internet-of-dreams.

Doug Gillard
Monday, July 3rd, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Guitarist to the stars Doug Gillard returns to WFMU for an afternoon of music and conversation, with one possible topic his recent return to Guided By Voices.

Ron House
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017, 6am - 9am
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Nate K. celebrates Fourth of July weekend by welcoming true American hero Ron House to the program for a guest DJ spot. Frontman of Great Plains, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Psandwich, and Counter Intuits (his current project), as well as a participant in the famed Ohio supergroup project Ego Summit, House truly is an institution. But he is also an avid record collector with a daunting knowledge of Ohio music history. He was kind enough to bring a box of Buckeye State rarities by the WFMU studios and give them a spin. Tune in Sunday, July 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 AM to hear them, and, of course, God bless America.

Pat Byrne Reviews Every Jandek CD In The WFMU Library
Saturday, July 1st, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
The WFMU record library holds 76 albums on the compact disc format by the elusive Houston Texas musical project known as Jandek. This Saturday, Pat Byrne will attempt to listen to and review every single one in a single three hour show. His efforts will either go down in the Guinness Book of World Records, or, they won't. Tune in!

Red Baraat: Brooklyn's Masters of Dhol 'n' Brass
Saturday, July 1st, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

NPR calls them "the best party band in years" - but they're not just any old party band: Red Baraat's exuberant brass-driven explorations blend north Indian roots and bhangra with New Orleans second line, funk, soul, jazz and more. The band kicks off a summer tour at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg Thursday night (June 29th), celebrating its latest greatest album, Bhangra Pirates. And then it's on to WFMU! (Actually it's on to Ann Arbor, Michigan too, where Red Baraat is playing the same day as their FMU session, Saturday July 1. How is that possible? Chalk one up to the magic of radio!)

Joe Bataan
Saturday, July 1st, 2017, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Latin soul pioneer Joe Bataan about his long career, and his upcoming area gigs Saturday July 1st at Union Pool in Brooklyn and Friday July 7th at The Damrosch Park Bandshell at Lincoln Center.

"Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" — Part 3
Friday, June 30th, 2017, 9am - Noon
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The amazing John Coltrane documentary "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" rolls on as Doug Schulkind airs Part 3: A Love Supreme, a 1-hour segment beginning at 11am. Highlights this week include: Interviews with Archie Shepp, Max Roach, and Rashied Ali, rare tape of Coltrane answering his critics, learning that Trane had a jolly laugh, and ear-chilling evidence that Trane based his anthem "Alabama" on the sound of Martin Luther King's voice during his famous eulogy to the four girls killed in Birmingham. Remember to tune in at 11am to hear it live as this program will not be archived.

Martin Popoff
Thursday, June 29th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Author Martin Popoff will be Diane's special Peer Pressure guest Thursday at 1pm. He's written almost 80 books, mostly about rock or heavy music, and we'll be discussing at least two of them at length - WHO INVENTED HEAVY METAL, a book where Martin wrote a complete treatise on the subject, based on 126 different speakers over the course of 120,000 words, and CAUGHT IN A MOSH:THE GOLDEN AGE OF THRASH, an intensive timeline about the maturity of thrash and the ascendance of the Big 4. He'll have a playlist to match these subjects and will be live so listeners can ask him questions via the live comments board.

Sound collage aircheck from Austin 2004
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017, 5pm - 7pm
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
A lost episode of Kenzo's from 2004, never published or rebroadcast prior to today's debut, called: "Whatever Happens Will Happen Again." Originally created live on KOOP radio in Austin, TX. Relive that place and moment in time, complete with ridiculous phone callers, in this dazzlingly complex and absurd environmentally immersive and once live improvised sound collage.

Joe Frank - "Karma for Dollars"
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. June 28th, we'll present "Karma for Dollars" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. In this episode, Larry recalls how he was about to scold a disruptive couple sitting behind him on an airplane—when he made a startling discovery. In an extended thread, Joe and Larry argue about how much Larry's recorded telephone monologs are worth in dollars, after which they debate the difference between social and mercenary conversation. Larry tells the story of a tennis match with a woman psychologist that turned into a debacle.

Bill Frisell: Lost & Found
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017, 3pm - 5pm
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ridgewood Radio Lost & Found Special: a long lost recording of Bill Frisell's first ever solo concert from 1989 at Roulette with prescient glimpses into his career from Rota and Gershwin to Monk and Zorn; plus newly acquired sets from Joshua Goldberg & Matthew Gantt, Diamond Terrifier (Sam Hillmer), Dylan Marcheschi, and Jessica Ackerley. Frisell returns to Roulette this Friday June 30th with Thomas Morgan! When you wish...

Alfa Anderson (OG lead vocalist of CHIC)
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
The Duane Train
Duane Train faithful know that the music of CHIC and co. hold a special place in Duane's heart. So it is a pleasure to have Alfa Anderson, one of the original vocalists of CHIC, swing by for a Q & A ahead of her solo show at Joe's Pub on 7/7/17 celebrating her new album "From the Heart." Alfa sang lead on such CHIC classics as "I Want Your Love," "Le Freak" and "At Last I am Free," as well as back-up for groups ranging from Gang of Four to Sister Sledge (We Are Family). We're more than excited to have her here to share some insights into her storied career.

Wojciech Golczewski (Part 2: The Interview)
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Polish composer of horror, sci-fi and thriller film, tv and video game soundtracks Wojciech Golczewski ("Voy-check Gol-che-fski") joins Devon to discuss his most recent scores for "Tonight She Comes" and "Mohawk," the recently announced follow up to Ted Geoghegan's impressive 2015 directorial debut "We Are Still Here." Death Waltz Records and Data Airlines are currently releasing a trilogy of decayed, dystopian, 8-bit/analog synth vinyl and cassette albums entitled "Reality Check," its prequel "The Signal" (both out now) and the to-be-named third in the series due in early 2018. Wojciech also composed the soundtracks for "400 Days," "Beyond The Gates," "Late Phases" and "Dark Souls," amongst others. Part 1 of this two-part special is a musical primer of Wojciech's career highlights.

Feral Ohms
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Feral Ohms are an Oakland trio specializing in thundering, destructive caverock of the highest degree, visiting WFMU today on the heels of their debut studio LP and a Union Pool afternoon blowout from June 24th. Featuring Ethan Miller on guitar and vox from Howlin' Rain, Comets On Fire, and most recently Heron Oblivion, with ferocity matched by drummer Chris Johnson (Drunk Horse), and Josh Haynes (Nudity). Expect blisters and boggled brains!

Monday, June 26th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

This new Oakland band is comprised of four Bay area music veterans whose current and past musical projects include The World, Life Stinks, Violent Change and Dadfag. On Rays debut album the band spins post-punk that has it roots firmly planted in Australian punk both past & present and the addictive strum of 80’s & 90’s New Zealand/Flying Nun pop.

Honey Radar
Sunday, June 25th, 2017, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Playing a fractured, eminently catchy lo-fi psych-pop that brings together the best elements of various strains of DIY, while occasionally calling to mind the more gleefully scattershot singles of the classic Guided By Voices line-up, Honey Radar are one of the most infectious and satisfying, not to mention prolific (check out their band camp page), bands working in the underground today. They play Alphaville in Brooklyn on Tuesday, July 20, with San Francisco's Rays, Australia's Rat Columns, and local faves Home Blitz, and they will be live on Burn It Down! with Nate K. Sunday, June 25.

Shane Vidaurri
Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday Pat welcomes back singer/songwriter/artist and author Shane Vidaurri to the program. Shane will hang out and also perform some acoustic numbers from his brand new album: "Return Of The Cat Man" out now on MINT 400 Records!

Jen Shyu
Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Jen Shyu incorporates elements of music and dance from many countries into her ambitious performance works and recordings. But she doesn't just casually borrow a little bit of this or that - she is a firm believer in total immersion. Jen has spent years studying music, dance and storytelling in various countries. She's learned to speak as well as sing in Spanish, Taiwanese, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Javanese, and even Tetum (a language spoken in Timor). She also plays a number of East Asian traditional instruments. All that comes together in Jen Shyu's newest work, Nine Doors, which she will premiere in two World Music Institute-produced concert / performances at National Sawdust in Williamsburg on Thursday night June 29th. We'll learn about Nine Doors and much more when we meet this visionary artist on this week's show.

The Regrettes PLUS Peter Perrett (The Only Ones)
Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The latest teenage sensation from California, The Regrettes, power through a live set. Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Courtney Barnett or Karen O - with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50's and 60's acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly - the LA based four piece create infectious, punk driven tracks. The Regrettes Warner Bros. debut, "Feel Your Feelings Fool!," is a joyous and honest romp through the emotional rollercoaster of the teenage dream. Catch The Regrettes at Rough Trade on June 21st.

40 years after The Only Ones made their debut, Peter Perrett has released a new solo album on Domino Records, "How The West Was Won." He has rediscovered the importance of rock'n'roll and now rock'n'roll can rediscover the importance of Peter Perrett. Enjoy a conversation between two masters of deadpan wit.

Derek Walmsley & Sukhdev Sandhu (The Wire) Guest DJ Roundtable
Friday, June 23rd, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
Daniel Blumin's show
As The Wire magazine celebrates it's 400th issue, editor Derek Walmsley drops in for a virtual visit to spin some favorites and chat about where the magazine has been and where it's heading. He will also be live-editing everything that is said making this the least discombobulated radio program on record. But where was I? Since the first issue of The Wire emerged in 1982, features such as Epiphanies and Invisible Jukebox as well as the heterodox reviews section have done much to encourage open-minded approaches to listening and musical discovery - an accomplishment worth celebrating!

But that's not all, folks! Once the editing is complete, tune in for a guest DJ set and conversation with one of the edited. Don't miss the musical selections from Wire writer Sukhdev Sandhu that'll make your toes twirl and your minds sizzle!

"Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" — Part 2
Friday, June 23rd, 2017, 9am - Noon
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Settle in as Doug Schulkind presents the second installment of the historic, five-hour John Coltrane documentary, "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone." Titled In the Pyramids, Part 2 investigates the science and spirituality of Coltrane's improvising and composing. Learn his motivations from transitioning from playing standard chord progressions into embracing first a model style, then a more spiritual grounding. Interviews with modal theorist George Russell, and Coltrane scholar Andrew White are featured. Hear John Coltrane himself speak about getting to "the best good" he can get to on his horn and as a man. Also hear the earliest known taped interview with Coltrane as he speaks about religion. Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Steve Lacy, Sonny Fortune, Cornel West and Amiri Baraka are also a significant part of this section of the documentary. Remember to tune in at 11am to hear it live as this program will not be archived.

Director Drew Stone
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
At 1pm Diane welcomes Drew Stone, Director of 2 music scene movies that are both in premiere status. "The New York Hardcore Chronicles" is a journey through the community and culture of the NYHC scene. Shot in an episodic format, the film contains interviews, never before seen footage and a blazing soundtrack. He also is responsible for the production and direction of "Who The F**K Is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago" - the story of a NYC icon -a man's journey in the music business from making coffee to signing Metallica. Both movies are in different stages of release, and Drew will be here with a playlist and take a little bit of a break out from his busy schedule to talk about the films! Drew will be live, listeners can ask him questions via the comments board!

Tom Wilson's Music Factory #19 - Sandy Posey
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On our June 21st episode, Wilson welcomes to the Music Factory country-pop singer Sandy Posey and features tracks from four Posey albums. Elsewhere in the program, Wilson spins tunes by Evie Sands, the Blues Project, the Fabulous Farquahr, Ohio Express, and others. Wilson also interviews Claude Hall of Billboard magazine about the groovy new "Playtape" audio system soon to be optional in Volkswagens.

Thomas Andrew Doyle (TAD)
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Thomas Andrew Doyle (TAD, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Hog Molly) joins Morricone Island for a listen and to discuss his "return-to-roots" latest release entitled "Incineration Ceremony." Spending his formative years playing jazz clubs while studying classical music at Boise State University, Doyle releases his symphonic take on the dark and dreary textures, rhythms and material rolling around in his head informed by the likes of Morricone, horror films and Mozart. Not for the meek at heart.

New Zealand extravaganza with Roger Shepherd (founder of Flying Nun Records), Hamish Kilgour of The Clean, and Francisca Griffin of Look Blue Go Purple
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

When Roger Shepherd conceived his record label Flying Nun in the backroom of a Christchurch, New Zealand record store in the early '80's, he gave birth to one of the most fertile and influential imprints in the independent music world. It's DIY aesthetic and connectivity to the country's post-punk zeitgeist gave international exposure to such artists as The Chills, Verlaines, Clean, Tall Dwarfs, Bailter Space, Straitjacket Fits, Bats, Axemen, and more. The label was sold off in 1990, but returned to its independent self in 2009, and continues to create a platform for New Zealand's music scene. Recently, Shepherd authored his memoir, In Love With These Times, out on Harper-Collins. He stops by Brian's show today with Hamish Kilgour of The Clean in tow for a retrospective on the great Flying Nun, with plenty of rarely-heard live recordings of the label's roster, collected by Brian to complement their visit. As a bonus, Francisca Griffin (one-time known as Kathy Bull) phones in to talk about her time in the fantastic 1980's all- female combo Look Blue Go Purple who hailed from Dunedin, NZ. For the uninitiated, Captured Tracks and Flying Nun have just released a stateside 2LP anthology of this great band's wonderful and enduring lysergic pop.

Over The Edge
Monday, June 19th, 2017, 6pm - 7pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

From 1981 to 2015, Negativland's Don Joyce hosted Over The Edge, the longest running block of freeform live mix collage radio in broadcast history -- a program which continues today, having been inherited by long time show participant and collaborator Jon Leidecker. In this very Wobbly interview, Vicki and Jon discuss the history of collage radio, and the slow evolution of the Edge, as well as its many possible futures, both True and False.

The Annual Summer Soul-stice, Fathers Day Edition, With Matt Fiveash
Sunday, June 18th, 2017, 8pm - 10pm
Gaylord Fields's show
Show host Gaylord Fields will be joined for the very first time in the storied annals of the Summer Soul-stice program by the breakout star (sorry, Doug and other GTDR jocks) of WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio stream, Mister Matt Fiveash! This hand-clapping, finger-snapping, toe-tapping, hip-shaking, body-quaking, back-breaking, bona fide, certified, Southern fried, energetic, authentic, and Northern Hemisphere–centric (sorry, Australia and New Zealand) tradition of airing nothing but the cream of soul 45s on or near the estival solstice (and six months later to celebrate the hibernal solstice) has endured for almost 25 years, with only the abuse of a reverb unit as collateral damage. Enjoy the aural pleasures of two middle-aged guys who don't have fathers anymore and never had children celebrating the only family they've ever really loved (sorry, wife and girlfriend) — the family of soul!

Will Gaylord and Matt play "Color Him Father," by the Winstons? Tune in to the Summer Soul-stice, or read further to learn that the answer is no.

Phil Marcade PLUS Coco Hames
Saturday, June 17th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Phil Marcade, the lead singer of the notorious Senders, has magnificently captured the 1970's and early 1980's New York underground and punk scene in his new book Punk Avenue (Three Rooms Press). Phil joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to revisit the days of CBGB's, drugs, Max's Kansas City, drugs, The Heartbreakers, drugs and more.

Coco Hames, former frontwoman for The Ettes, has released a stunning solo debut on Merge. The eponymous album features a great array of diverse songs in a variety of winning styes. “I grew up listening to ’60s pop like Dusty Springfield, but also classic country music, like Patsy Cline, and things that bridged both worlds, like Bobbie Gentry,” notes Hames. “With this record, the end result doesn’t fit into any one category. Which is an exciting thing to me.” Hear her perform live on Todd-O-Phonic Todd's show and witness the magic June 16th at The Asbury Park Brewery and June 17th at Union Pool.

45 RPM Party with Mike Sin (Matt Marando fills in for Rex)
Saturday, June 17th, 2017, 1pm - 3pm
What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke
Matt will be joined by Mike Sin of WFMU's Optical Sound for a non-stop 45rpm party!

Lea Bertucci
Friday, June 16th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
Daniel Blumin's show
Musician and composer Lea Bertucci makes a triumphant return to WFMU hot on the heels of her NNA Tapes release All That Is Solid Melts Into Air. Tune in as Bertucci performs transfixing new sound pieces for alto saxophone and loops. Hold the presses! She'll also be premiering several new recordings including Oracle, a composition for children's choir and surround sound that is being performed live on Saturday, June 17th at Madison Square Park (NYC) as part of the Prismatic Park series. Don't miss!

Women of Force! The girl groups, pop songs + story behind 60s songwriter and artist, Brute Force
Friday, June 16th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Long before the Beatles discovered the genius of songwriter Brute Force, and privately pressed 2000 copies of his single “King Of Fuh” for their Apple record label (the rarest 45 on Apple!), the New Jersey-born songwriter was penning a host of wild and wonderful pop songs for 60s girl singers + their groups. We’ll be chatting to Brute Force about the records he wrote for the Chiffons, Bernadette Peters, Peggy March, Reparata & the Delrons, and more, as well as delving into the time he spent in doo-wop group, the Tokens (of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” fame), his solo material, and his near-brush with fame.

"Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" — Part 1
Friday, June 16th, 2017, 9am - 3pm
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's death (on July 17, 1967), Doug Schulkind will be re-broadcasting the historic, unforgettable five-hour documentary, "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone," — a thrilling kaleidescope of rare interviews, reminiscences, music selections and commentary that analyzes and celebrates the creative genius of John Coltrane. Produced by Steve Rowland and written (and co-produced) by Larry Abrams, this prize-winning documentary is particularly poignant today with the recent loss of many who were interviewed, including Max Roach, Dr. Art Davis, Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Rashied Ali, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Babatunde Olatunji, Sekou Sundiata, Amiri Baraka, Nat Hentoff, Bob Thiele, and the documentary's host, Michael S. Harper.

Airing on five consecutive Fridays, beginning at 11am, the broadcast of this documentary will occur during the third hour of Doug Schulkind's program, Give the Drummer Some. This content will not be archived, so you must tune in during the live broadcast to hear it.

Part 1
This week will feature rare recorded interviews with Charlie Parker and John Coltrane; Coltrane's first-ever recorded performance, in 1946 on alto sax, while with the Navy in Hawaii; interviews with Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Steve Lacy, Rashied Ali and numerous other musical titans; a fascinating walking tour of the 1940s jazz scene in Philadelphia were the young John Coltrane began his musical journey. Each of five one-hour segments will air Fridays at 11AM beginning on June 16 and continuing through July 14, during the third hour of "Give the Drummer Some." These broadcasts will not be archived, so make sure you tune in live!

King Crimson's Tony Levin
Thursday, June 15th, 2017, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
At 1pm, Diane talks to bassist Tony Levin from the road - King Crimson starts their US "Radical Action Tour 2017" on June 11th, which concludes with 2 dates at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ July 9th and 10th. Coinciding with the first leg of the tour, King Crimson will be releasing a CD EP featuring their version of “Heroes” recorded in Berlin during the band's 2016 European tour. Robert Fripp, founding member of King Crimson, played on the original recording of Heroes for Bowie. Tony Levin has played on over 500 recordings along with his long time standing in King Crimson.

David Rothenberg
Thursday, June 15th, 2017, 9am - Noon
on This Is The Modern World with Trouble

David Rothenberg, clarinetist and philosopher talks to birds. And whales, and insects. He is the author of 'Why Birds Sing' and he will be improvising with birds on June 21 as part of Make Music New York, with Inside the Bird Chorus. Ever wonder what it's like to make music with birds? David will walk us through what it's like to play the clarinet with feathered accompanists, tell us about their demanding back stage habits, and share with us why with all the wonderful musicians in NYC he wants to make music with birds. Tune in Thursday, June 15 at 11 am on This is the Modern World with Trouble.

Joe Frank - "Endings"
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. June 14th, we'll present "Endings" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe invites a young woman to take a bath at his house, but he has more on his mind than soapy water. Larry chronicles his recurring romantic disappointments, including an affair with an attractive older woman and his encounter with a stardom-bound actress. Joe obsesses about his ex-girlfriend Kate’s imagined new lovers. Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield offers observations.

Shelley Hirsch
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, 3pm - 5pm
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The legendary composer/singer/storyteller Shelley Hirsch in a special 2-hour in-studio session with a live performance, selections from her archive, unreleased rarities, and a guaranteed colorful chat.

The Return of Seed Stock / M. del Rio
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

M. del Rio, compendious black-metal collector, head of the Seed Stock and Personnel Records labels, and founding member of Bone Awl, Raspberry Bulbs, and now Special Breed, returns to My Castle of Quiet on WFMU for his fourth guest-DJ presentation. Having not visited the show since 2014, one can only imagine what's in store. Everything from raw, punk & oi! flavored black metal, to the more "traditional," to idiosyncratic solo, cassette-only projects will most surely be represented. Join us!

Wojciech Golczewski
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Wojciech Golczewski pronounced (Voy-check Gol-che-fski), Polish composer of horror and sci-fi film, television and video games, joins Devon to discuss his most recent score for "Shadows of the Dead" along with his debut solo release of decayed, dystopian, 8-bit synth madness entitled "Reality Check" and its prequel "The Signal," both available on vinyl through Death Waltz Records. Wojciech also composed the scores for "400 Days," "We Are Still Here," "Beyond The Gates" and "Dark Souls," amongst others.

The Ribeye Brothers PLUS comedian Doug Moe
Monday, June 12th, 2017, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
It's hot outside but it's even hotter inside studio A as Dave welcomes musical guest the Ribeye Brothers and comedian Doug Moe, author of "Man vs. Child," to the program for a lovely evening of radio fun times.

Martin Phillipps of the Chills
Monday, June 12th, 2017, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

From their early days as one of the flagship bands of New Zealand's Flying Nun label to their current revitalized presence on the indie scene, the Chills remain the pre-eminent purveyors of the Dunedin sound. Today on a very special Surface Noise, Martin Phillipps, the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding force, plays an intimate solo set of Chills songs and sits down for a chat about exciting upcoming Chills activities. Don't miss it!

The Meltaways
Sunday, June 11th, 2017, 5pm - 8pm
on Hello Children with Faye

Enter The Meltaways: a bright burst of melody-laced punk to delight your ears. Hailing from the creative caverns of Brooklyn, these women have come to Hello Children to crush the DIY music game live on air. Rightfully compared to riot grrrl acts like Huggy Bear & Bratmobile by many a music blog, The Meltaways provide anthems to for the modern girl in the midst of the mainly male NYC punk scene. Check out their bandcamp page & see them live at Silent Barn on Saturday, June 17th.

Weeping Icon
Sunday, June 11th, 2017, 3am - 6am
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
In just one short year, Weeping Icon has rocketed to the top of must-see/must-hear bands in the Brooklyn underground. Consisting of three Sara(h)s and a Lani, Weeping Icon are like the living embodiment of the M train barreling at you full bore, brakes squealing and throwing sparks and making your heart beat a little faster as the train seems to want to throw itself off the elevated tracks. With their debut EP’s release imminent (courtesy of Kanine/Fire Talk Records), Spin Age Blasters brings you a scorching session perfectly captured by engineer Ernie Indradat. Blasting through melodic fireballs like “Jail Billz,” “Germs” and the harrowing/thrilling “Teeth (& A Handbag),” Weeping Icon make no doubt as to who can claim the title of New York City’s most exciting band. Tune in to SPIN AGE BLASTERS at 3 AM on Sunday, June 11th to bear witness.

Duncan Reid (of The Boys)
Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

As singer and bass player of Joey Ramone’s favorite band, The Boys, Duncan rode on the crest of a wave during punk’s original late-1970s heyday as part of a wider collective of friends and peers that included Sex Pistols, The Clash, Generation X and a host of other power-chord pioneers. The Boys remain one of the best-loved and influential bands of their generation. Duncan has just released his third and best album, Bombs Away, with his current aggregation, Duncan Reid and The Big Heads. The Big Heads' "Heavy Melody Punk Rock" is unavoidably catchy. Duncan chats about the 70's UK punk scene and his current activities.

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