Past Special Programs on WFMU
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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.


Nick Lowe, Daddy Long Legs and Uncle Floyd!
Saturday, April 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Nick Lowe stops by for afternoon tea with Todd. They will discuss his remarkable career from the Kippington Lodge days to his upcoming "Love Starvation" EP. Todd as always relishes the opportunity to interview a guest Michael Shelley has spoken with so he can display what a superior interviewer he is. Don't miss Nick and Los Straitjackets at The Bowery Ballroom on Saturday April 13th.

Daddy Long Legs return to The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show on Saturday April 6th. They will be belting out soon to be classics from their upcoming Yep Roc debut, Lowdown Ways. The most blues wailing New York trio has stayed true to their roots but simultaneously branched out on this great new album. Be sure to join them in the "Winner's Circle" on April 6th.

Two comedy legends join forces as Todd-O-Phonic Todd chats with Uncle Floyd about his illustrious career. We will chart the meteoric rise of his career from Channel 68 to Temple Beth-El in Jersey City where he will performing later that evening for All Points Borscht.


The return of Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass!
Saturday, April 6th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass returns to the show to discuss the story behind “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) and to let us know what to expect at his April 16th show at Rockwood Music Hall!


DJ Sampsa Vilhunen
Friday, April 5th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Marine biologist Sampsa Vilhunen has dedicated much of his life to amassing a jaw-dropping collection of jazz, Brazilian, funk, disco, and soul records. Over the past twenty years, he has hosted regular DJ parties in his hometown of Helsinki and has toured all across Europe. He’s headed stateside for a brief record-digging trip and will be stopping by Sophisticated Boom Boom to play a mix of his latest sweet soul, Thai, Brazilian, and disco favorites.


John Carbonella aka Jungle Cat
Thursday, April 4th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
When not going under his Jungle Cat name for DJing, John plays congas and drums in the Budos Band, Shaolin's finest funk outfit. now based in California, he throws a dance party called 'Boogie Night' in San Luis Obispo


Robin Lane
Wednesday, April 3rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Robin Lane began her music career in the late ‘60s as part of the legendary Laurel Canyon scene in Los Angeles, including a collaboration with Neil Young. Ten years later she was in Boston, where she formed Robin Lane & The Chartbusters. Their song “When Things Go Wrong” was a local smash, and the video was popular in the early days of MTV, but the group never had that national breakout. A new Robin Lane & The Chartbusters career-spanning 3-CD set, Many Years Ago (Blixa Sounds) has just been released and Robin will be calling in to talk about it with Evan “Funk” Davies on Wednesday night, April 3. Tune in!


Interview with Bob Bellerue of Ende Tymes Festival
Wednesday, April 3rd, Midnight - 3am
on
What Was Music? with Marcel M
Tune in to hear an interview with Bob Bellerue, curator of the Ende Tymes Festival happening April 4-7 at Secret Project Robot. Bob will be discussing this year's festival and experiences from the past and we will be hearing selections from the upcoming performers. We'll also be giving tickets away to the opening night.


Ren G.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 7pm - 10pm
on Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ren G is a DJ & producer based in Ridgewood, Queens. She is 1/4 of Xiao Ma Party Controllers (XMPC), and the co-founder of the party series Club Eat. This mix was recorded in one take using vinyl from her inherited collection of records from her father & uncle, as well as her own collection.


RIP Andre Previn
Tuesday, April 2nd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
The RIPs keep coming. Morricone Island pays belated tribute to jazz and classical pianist, conductor and composer Andre Previn who died in Manhattan on February 28th at 89. Previn started his career in LA in 1946 as an arranger, conductor and composer for MGM while still in high school, eventually composing over 50 films before turning his nose to the world of film scoring after 1975's "Rollerball." However, his work on "Valley of the Dolls" never allowed him to shake his Hollywood past.


Sam Schwartz
Monday, April 1st, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Self-driving cars are here, and we're not ready for them. On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst speaks with Sam Schwartz, aka "Gridlock Sam," whose new book "No One At the Wheel" discusses how autonomous vehicles will affect our lives. They're coming at us, faster than we think.


Robert Kimbrough Sr.
Monday, April 1st, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Robert Kimbrough Sr continues the Cotton Patch Soul Blues style created by his father, the legendary Junior Kimbrough, coming to WFMU with his band Blues Connection for what promises to be a killer live set (This is not an Elvis Costello-type April Fools joke -- this is for real!).


Roy Vucino
Friday, March 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Friendly Persuasion with Otis Fodder (on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Roy aka Choyce will drop in to play some movie scores, soul music, hip hop and some weirdo punk rock. Roy aka Choyce has played in numerous Montreal garage oufits like Les Sexareenos, Pypy and CPC Gangbangs and now plays with Red Mass, Nightseeker (from the TV show FUBAR) and experimental pop rock band Birds of Paradise


A Tribute to Scott Walker
Friday, March 29th, Noon - 3pm
on
Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
On WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, Uncle Michael will present a career-spanning memorial tribute to Scott Walker on Hinky Dinky Time, from Noon till 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Scott Walker, whose artistic evolution over a span of 57 years as a recording artist is surpassed by absolutely no one, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019. On Friday's program, Uncle Michael will present the world premier of a Scott Walker recording from 1959.


Michele Mercure
Thursday, March 28th, Noon - 3pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Visionary composer and producer Michele Mercure released a series of cassettes in the mid 1980s and 90s, which circulated through various tape-trading networks in the electronic music scene. Late last year, RVNG Intl. compiled an anthology of these cassette works in a double LP entitled Beside Herself. A fascinating figure who's existed on the fringes of the American underground, Mercure gives us this rare radio performance - tune in!


Navarro
Thursday, March 28th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Navarro has been holding it down in NYC for decades, crazy digger, ran a few labels over the years and has a large collection of obscure alcohol. pour some of your finest and enjoy some choice selections.


Kevin Dugan, New York Post reporter
Monday, March 25th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, New York Post reporter Kevin Dugan discusses his new story on "Earnin," a startup with over $100 million in Silicon Valley venture capital, which allows users to get an advance payment on their paycheck. But the startup claims that they're not engaging in payday loans - which happen to be highly regulated. Mark Hurst will try to get to the bottom of what's really happening.


Iberi Choir: Sublime Vocal Polyphony From the Republic of Georgia
Saturday, March 23rd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Republic of Georgia is known for its ancient tradition of vocal polyphony and improvisation. New groups like Iberi - led by a rugby star who gave up the sport to sing - are bringing the tradition into the 21st century. Iberi sings their way into your hearts on WFMU this Saturday - ahead of an east coast tour including Manhattan shows downtown at Joe's Pub Wednesday night April 3rd and a free concert uptown at Our Saviour Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon April 7th.


Nick Waterhouse, Crazy and the Brains and Brenda Sauter
Saturday, March 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Nick Waterhouse is a master of acknowledging his musical inspirations while simultaneously creating new and exciting sounds. This is in evidence once again on his new self-titled album for Innovative Leisure. Waterhouse combines the soulful strut of the great soul 45's he cherishes with the electricity of sixties garage rock. Catch a blistering live set from Nick and his stellar combo on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show and don't miss him May 14th at Music Hall Of Williamsburg.

Crazy and The Brains stand alongside Healy's as a great Jersey City institution. Their new album, "Into The Ugly", continues their manic mission to be the funniest, most melodic and irreverent band out there. Don't miss them on tour this spring with The Bouncing Souls and live on Todd's show!

Brenda Sauter is best known as the bass player for The Feelies, but her musical career does not begin and end there. She has also performed in such winning combos as Speed The Plough and Wild Carnation. On Saturday March 23rd at Monty Hall, Brenda will give a musical overview of her career, performing with these 3 bands and more as part of a tribute to local female performers that will also include Karen Kuhl, Wygalator and Long Neck. Brenda stops by Todd's show earlier in the day to chat about her history.


Andre Williams Tribute
Thursday, March 21st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
A celebration of the life and career of recently departed singer/songwriter/producer/poet Andre "Mr. Rhythm" Williams. Andre cemented his place in R&B history with his own hits ("The Greasy Chicken," "Bacon Fat," "Jail Bait") as well as writing and producing sides for Mary Wells, The Temptations, Little Stevie Wonder, The Dramatics, Alvin Cash, The Five Du-Tones, John Sayles, Sir Mack Rice and countless other. Tune in for three hours of hits, deep cuts and excerpts from Andre's visit to WFMU in 2010.


State of the Station with Station Manager Ken, filling in for Seven Second Delay
Wednesday, March 20th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Ken's show
Station Manager Ken, aka Staysh, gives a State of the Station report to the listeners in the wake of the 2019 Fundraising Marathon. If you have any questions or comments about the recent fundraiser, or anything WFMU related, please email Ken ahead of time at ken at wfmu dot org


Simon Hanes
Wednesday, March 20th, 3pm - 5pm
on
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ridgewood Radio presents Simon Hanes, Naked: The composer/bandleader and movie soundtrack aficionado live in studio with rare and obscure recordings from his projects Tredici Bacci and ANONYM plus select eclectica from Olivier Messiaen and Jerry Goldsmith to Ennio Morricone and Frank Zappa. Blessed and obsessed.


Carla Bley and Steve Swallow interview
Wednesday, March 20th, 9am - Noon
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
In this interview recorded a few days ago in their home in the Catskills, Carla Bley and Steve Swallow talk about the people and history of their lives in music since the 1950s and 60s. Carla Bley is a composer, pianist, and improvisor, who was an elemental figure in the development of free jazz in the 1960s. She is often recognized as one of the greatest living jazz composers. Steve Swallow is an electric bassist, improvisor, and composer, who played with Thelonious Monk before switching to electric bass. The two play together with saxophonist Andy Sheppard as the Carla Bley Trio with live dates at The Jazz Standard in NYC on March 19th and 20th.


Dennis Bovell (Matumbi) & Brinsley Forde (Aswad)
Tuesday, March 19th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Dennis Bovell & Brinsley Forde discuss the first U.S. theatrical release of Franco Ross's 1980 British film "Babylon" starring Forde as a dancehall DJ in Thatcher-era South London pursuing his musical ambitions while battling the xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police and the National Front. Written by Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia) with cinematography by two-time Oscar winner Chris Menges (The Killing Fields/The Mission), the incendiary film is set to a reggae, dub and lovers rock score by Bovell. Check Kino Lorber's site for screenings near you.


Marathon 2019 Finale, with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia, MC DJ Stashu, Station Mgr Ken, Michele, Clay Pigeon and YOU! Listen, or WATCH via live video stream.
Sunday, March 17th, 7pm - Midnight
on Marathon Finale
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)


Li
Friday, March 15th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Staysh and Stash together again! Let us gather round the Marathon (Human) Maypole and watch Miss Stashu get ALL WRAPPED UP! Listen live at www.wfmu.org and watch the live stream on the main page to find out what the heck we're talking about!


Emily and Kimzilla and MC Pseu Braun plus Swagbot!
Wednesday, March 13th, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Tune in to this special live video marathon edition of In Real Life. Pseu will be the girls MC, but we also have a special live video cam for Swagbot, who will offer pledgers of over $75, bad robot fortunes, and if your lucky Swagbot might even dance for you. AND if the gIRLs on Fire make their goal, they will reveal Swagbots real DJ identity!


The Seven Second Delay Wheel of Fate Episode with Ken and Andy
Wednesday, March 13th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Tune into the Annual Seven Second Delay Wheel of Fate! Watch the all the antics LIVE at www.wfmu.org.


Yo La Tengo song request live videocast with Co-Host Gaylord Fields
Saturday, March 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)

Beat The Devil Down for Merry 'thon featuring DJ MELLLLISSSAAA
Friday, March 8th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu
Shashu and her special guest DJ MELLLISSSAAA are gonna beat the devil down, piñata-style. Shashu will live stream this via Facebook. Link will be posted on her playlist comments board.


Joe and his Co-Host Emily
Monday, March 4th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Grande Dames! Celebrating Female Artists Over Fifty
Friday, March 1st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Much has been written about society’s nod of approval for men entering their golden years whilst women of a similar age are cast aside and made invisible. In their eternal infatuation with youth, the creative industries have been especially unfriendly to older women, having largely ignored their artistic contributions. Thankfully, times they are a changing! And as part of the growing movement seeking to reverse this yawn-worthy ageism, Sheila B. will be dedicating an entire show to the music performed and /or written by women over fifty.


Singles Sliced & Stitched (2nd Edition)
Thursday, February 28th, Noon - 3pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Celebrate the end of February with Olivia, who will be breaking up 45s, taping them up back together again, and playing all the imperfections live. Get lost in the glitch, the groove, & the skips - there's gonna be a lot of surface noise and plenty of surprising melodic twists.


Gladshot
Wednesday, February 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
NYC garage-pop-psych outfit Gladshot returns to WFMU for a live set on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show! The band has a couple of albums under their belt, both produced by quality-band-knower John Agnello, and they cite AC/DC, Neil Diamond, and Cherry Glazerr as influences. Tune in on Wednesday February 27 to hear them live on WFMU, and go out and see them in person at Union Pool on Thursday the 28th!


47SOUL Brings Shamstep From Palestine to the World
Saturday, February 23rd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

London-based Palestinian band 47SOUL calls its music Shamstep. The Guardian calls it "a cheerfully wide-screen fusion of electronic hip-hop and traditional dabke dance music." Whatever you want to call it, it's great stuff. You can hear it on their album Balfron Promise (on Cooking Vinyl) - and live at Brooklyn's BRIC House on Thursday night March 7th. And we'll hear all about it with guest El Far3i (pronounced el-f'ry-EE) of 47SOUL on this week's show!


A live performance from The Cactus Blossoms
Saturday, February 23rd, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes back brothers Jack and Page of The Cactus Blossoms for a set of live music, hopefully including a few songs from their upcoming release "Easy Way," due out March 1st. You may remember their 2016 release "You're Dreaming" was Michael's album of the year.


Disreputable Shaman
Thursday, February 21st, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Disreputable Shaman will administer a near-fatal dose of psychedelic cumbia from South America, mixed with some killer salsa dura and guaguanco...


Chris O'Leary, author of "Ashes To Ashes: The Songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016"
Wednesday, February 20th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Ashes To Ashes completes Chris O'Leary's survey of David Bowie's entire career, song by song. This new book follows Bowie's undulating career arc from Low all the way through to Blackstar. O'Leary returns to The Evan "Funk" Davies Show to talk about the book and play some of the songs it covers. A must for Bowie fans! He'll also be appearing at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan on February 21 and Rough Trade in Williamsburg on February 25.


Somewhere Out There: The Joe Frank film (with director DP Carlson)
Wednesday, February 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Joe Frank radio dramas aired on WFMU for many years. A new feature-length bio-pic, "Somewhere Out There," directed by DP Carlson, screens at the Anthology Film Archives in New York on Weds Feb. 20. That afternoon from 3–6pm (Eastern), Carlson visits WFMU to talk about Joe on Irwin's program. Classic clips from Joe's dramas will be featured. The film will also screen at WFMU's Monty Hall on Sunday March 10 during our fundraising festival. "Somewhere Out There" features interviews with Joe's friends, actors, engineers and close associates, revealing his art, creative process, and personal life.


Maxim Pozdorovkin, director, "The Truth About Killer Robots"
Monday, February 18th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst speaks with Maxim Pozdorovkin, director of the documentary "The Truth About Killer Robots," which explores cases in which robots have been involved in human fatalities.


Philip King
Saturday, February 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Philip King joins The Boss Groover to chat about the stunning new 3 cd box set All The Young Droogs: 60 Juvenile Delinquent Wrecks the he compiled for Cherry Red Records in the UK. The set consists of 60 examples of Junkshop Glam at its finest and should be a sublime treat for Todd-O-Phonic Todd listeners.


Valentines Day Spazztacular
Thursday, February 14th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Love songs--love gone right, love gone wrong. Nothing but love songs.


Jessica Pavone
Wednesday, February 13th, 9am - Noon
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Jessica Pavone brings her viola to WFMU for a solo performance. You may have heard her duo with the guitarist Mary Halvorson or in Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Orchestra. Over the years, Jessica has collaborated with Aaron Siegel, Matthew Welch, William Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, Glenn Branca and many others. Her approach to the viola stems from years of concentrated long tone practice and interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration. Jessica will play music from her excellent new album, In the Action (Relative Pitch).


Jonathan Hertzberg (Dirty Old New York aka Fun City II)
Tuesday, February 12th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Jonathan Hertzberg is back for a fifth installment (the second employing his exhaustive knowledge of John Lindsay and Ed Koch-era New York City portrayed in film which can be experienced through his "Dirty Old New York aka Fun City" video series). Whether it's the subway, Twin Towers, baseball, punk vs. disco or crooked cops off in the distance, a long-gone NYC is undeniably in the foreground, preserved in all of its glory, as is the music from this era. Check out Jonathan's first Morricone Island-curated show of music from films featuring NYC preserved in all of its glory here.


Paleo Future
Monday, February 11th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst talks with Matt Novak, editor of "Paleo Future," a website covering an unusual topic: **past visions of the future.** Over the years these visions have been utopian, like the Jetsons, or they've been dystopian, like Blade Runner. Matt will describe where these future visions have come from, and what he thinks about the techie future we're headed into today.


Peter Noone and Eyelids
Saturday, February 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Peter Noone renowned vocalist of Herman's Hermits joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss the new musical "My Very Own British Invasion" which can be found at The Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ through March 3rd. The play is based on his experiences as a teenage in Britain. Among other things, Peter's rather unique Instagram page will no doubt also be a topic of discussion.

For years, John Moen and Chris Slusarenko played and wrote in the company of some of the most legendary songwriters of indie rock including Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices), Stephen Malkmus (Pavement/Jicks), Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) and Elliott Smith. In 2014 they decided that it was time to finally start writing and recording together and Eyelids were born. The glorious results can be heard most recently on their new Chunklet Industries 45, "It's About To Go Down". Hear Eyelids on Todd's show and see them the same night with Brower and Hurry at Union Pool!


Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass
Saturday, February 9th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes Elliot Lurie the singer and guitarist of New Jersey's own Looking Glass - who shot to number one in 1972 with "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)"


Danny Weinkauf and His Red Pants Band
Saturday, February 9th, 9am - 11am
on Double-Dip Recess with Roger and Amanda

Danny Weinkauf’s Grammy-winning career in writing and performing started with They Might be Giants, for whom he has played bass for over 20 years. Marking the first ever live performance on WFMU’s new kids' show, Danny Weinkauf and His Red Pants Band will serve up songs from their three family-friendly releases.


Deidre & the Dark
Friday, February 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

It would be difficult to imagine Deidre Muro choosing a path other than music. She grew up singing in church, alongside her mother who played the organ and directed the choir. And her father, Don Muro was a synthesizer pioneer whose 70s reissues have received substantial WFMU airplay. Whilst in college, Deidre founded indie pop duo Savoir Adore and in 2011 began her side-project Deidre & the Dark, where she would fully embrace her love of the 60s girl groups, Motown, and mid-century style. This week she releases her debut album, Variety Hour, and will be celebrating with a live session and interview.


J.G. Thirlwell
Tuesday, February 5th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
J.G. Thirlwell joins Morricone Island to discuss his film, television and video installation soundtrack work (The Venture Brothers, Archer, The Blue Eyes, Imponderable and Richard Kern films) and the upcoming public debut of JG Thirlwell + Ensemble at Brooklyn's National Sawdust on Feb. 28. After debuting two compositions at a private event at The Kitchen honoring Lydia Lunch and Nan Goldin, the Ensemble has been expanded into a full set of music drawing from Thirlwell's Foetus and Wiseblood projects along with new compositions by Thirlwell and Simon Hanes (Tredici Bacci) with new chamber arrangements for harp, viola, piano, acoustic guitar and voice.


Susan Crawford, author, "Fiber"
Monday, February 4th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
If you're dissatisfied with your Internet access (from Verizon, Comcast, or Spectrum), this show is for you. Harvard Law School professor Susan Crawford, author of the new book "Fiber," will speak with Mark Hurst on the next Techtonic about why Internet access is so awful in the US, and how places like Sweden, South Korea, and Singapore enjoy low-cost, super-high-speed Internet access from fiber optic cables.


Graham Brice
Monday, February 4th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Singer/songwriter Graham Brice has been recording a song here and a song there for the past 10 years, but last summer, he released his first full EP, Graham Brice's Flowering Future. The CD is short but full of smart, catchy songs, and Graham will be playing some gigs to promote it. In advance of his gig at The Gutter in Brooklyn on Feb. 9th, Graham stops by Surface Noise with his guitar to play a few songs solo.


Youssra El Hawary: A Compelling New Voice From Egypt
Saturday, February 2nd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Songwriter and Paris-trained accordionist Youssra El Hawary is an innovative new artist on the Egyptian indie scene. Her excellent debut album No'oum Nasyeen was produced by Adham Zidan, a member of Alan Bishop's Cairo-based band The Invisible Hands. And - it was Egypt's first-ever crowd-funded album! Thanks to the Center Stage program, Youssra and band toured the US this fall - with a stop at FMU for the session we'll hear this Saturday!



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