Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Tom Wilson's Music Factory
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Tom Wilson was a legendary record producer in the 1950s and '60s. He produced four Bob Dylan albums, and the first Simon & Garfunkel LP, which was a commercial failure. So Wilson added a rock backing track to the duo's acoustic recording "Sounds of Silence," and helped invent folk-rock. He signed and produced the first two albums by The Mothers of Invention and the Velvet Underground. A decade earlier, after graduating from Harvard in 1955, he founded Transition Records and produced the first albums by Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, and Donald Byrd. He later produced Nico's first album, and co-produced the first album by the Soft Machine. In 1978, at age 47, he died of a heart attack. In 1967 and '68 the charismatic Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve. The debut episode of that series, gone from radio since 1967, will be aired on Irwin's program Weds. August 24th, at 4pm. More information about Wilson can be found at

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016, 6am - 9am
JA In The AM (PST) with John Allen
Drawing from psychedelic rock, roots musics of many stripes, and modernist soundscapes, Rhyton explore new tunings and juxtapose country rock against synthetic “alien” sounds. Their new record 'Redshift' shows this adroit trio taking it to the limit and defying expectations with the transformational ability of turning a Joe Walsh guitar line into a bagpipe. Their shared love for Greek folk instrumentation, Alembic bass slap, and Pretty Purdy grooves recently required a music journalist to stretch too hard in describing their sound as Interstellar, No-Wave Cop Show Music. New record is on Thrill Jockey, they are touring east of the Mississippi in August.

Sugar Ponies
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

San Franciscans Suzanne Kramer and Michael McGovern have been the creative core of this folk-rock group since 2009. Kramer's voice might remind you of Lucinda Williams but she has a unique way of phrasing lyrics with a strength and tenderness behind them. McGovern counts XTC's Andy Partridge and Pete Townsend as guitar influences, and he has a Skywalker Ranch connection as well. Their latest disc, "It's a Sign," was produced by the great Ed Stasium, who worked with The Ramones, Talking Heads, Smithereens, and Living Colour. Suzanne and Michael from Sugar Ponies play some of their tunes live for WFMU.

David Wingo
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

David Wingo brings the Austin when he stops by to discuss his soundtrack work with directors David Gordon Green ("George Washington," "All The Real Girls," "Pineapple Express") and Jeff Nichols ("Take Shelter," "Mud" and "Midnight Special"), amongst others. David also co-composed for other Green films with Explosions in the Sky ("Prince Avalanche" and "Manglehorn") and electronic musician Jeff McIlwain aka Lusine ("Joe" and "The Sitter"). David's latest film with Nichols is "Loving," scheduled for release in November after generating recent buzz competing for the Palmes d'Or at Cannes last May.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Best described as "pugilistic rhythm-and-noise", the trio known as Sumac have just released their second album "What One Becomes", and have hit new peaks of dense, complex, face-punching, feedback-drenched chaos. The band is made up of Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Mammifer) on guitar, Nick Yacyshyn on drums (Baptists), and Brian Cook on bass (Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes, Botch). They'll be at St. Vitus in Brooklyn a couple of nights earlier, August 18th, but hear them metallicize WFMU's studio B today.

James Fernandez is in for Sasha this Morning
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016, 6am - 9am
The ShoutHouse with Dez

Comedian Mary Radzinski
Monday, August 22nd, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes Philadelphia-based comedian Mary Radzinski and the Pride of Bensonhurst/frequent GDDHS caller YngDave to Studio A for a magical night that will probably require the cops to swing by at some point or another.

Fayelord Presents: A Lesson in Library Music! PLUS A Live Set From Turnip King
Sunday, August 21st, 2016, 5pm - 8pm
Hello Children with Faye
Today's Hello Children is one for the books! We will begin our show with co-host GAYLORD FIELDS of WFMU in a fascinating discussion about Library Music. What is library music? Do you find it unbearable? Do you find it relaxing? Find out all of the whys & hows of library music history with Faye & Gaylord. THEN! At 7PM Faye will be airing a superb live set by Turnip King from Sea Cliff, NY! Turnip King previously shocked WFMU audiences as mere children on our Minor Music program, but today they return to the woof-moo studios as adults to wow you even more with fantastical experimental pop music. "Highly recommended!" -Faye

Michela Musolino of Rosa Tatuata and Terre Sangue Mare: Music of Sicily
Saturday, August 20th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

New Jersey's own Michela Musolino explores her Sicilian roots as a solo artist and with two bands, Rosa Tatuata and Terre Sangue Mare (who just released an excellent self-titled debut album). She'll introduce her music and also turn us on to some of the great sounds coming out of Sicily, home of a vibrant folk revival scene.

Midnight Matinee returns with The Zero Mostel Theorem
Saturday, August 20th, 2016, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

At the stroke of midnight on Saturday, August 20, Midnight Matinee presents a genetic fusion of Terry Gilliam's film The Zero Theorem and Fiddler on the Roof, brundleflied into The Zero Mostel Theorem. Your radio/internet will never quite recover. On Rich Hazelton's Inflatable Squirrel Carcass, right here on WFMU.

Dance Til You Get Tired
Thursday, August 18th, 2016, 9am - Noon
Imaginary Radio
Party to the break of noon on Imaginary Radio! Three hours of uninterrupted and eclectic dance megamix: techno, rap, NOLA bounce, footwork, house, baltimore club, jungle, baile funk, drum and bass, old and new! No butts to be left unshaken.

Hurry Up
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Back in 2010 the three members of Portland's Hurry Up decided to start a band. Five years later they released their first record, and now a year after that they're on their first East Coast tour. (I will remind you that the band is called Hurry Up.) In their defense, band members Kathy Foster and Westin Glass have been busy with their other band, The Thermals, and third member Maggie Vail (ex-Bangs) is an Executive Director at pro-musician non-profit CASH Music. The wait has been worth it: last year's self-titled album is packed with catchy punk tunes that sometimes sound like a distant echo of fellow Portlanders Dead Moon, rooted in the trio's initial idea of starting a hardcore band. You'll be able to hear them for yourself on WFMU this Wednesday night, August 17th, at 9pm on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show.

Joe Frank - "Bad Karma"
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. August 17, we'll present "Bad Karma" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe attends a dinner party with the most famous mass murderers in history. He then conducts a phone interview with a patient who is about to undergo heart surgery, but Joe is disappointed that the patient isn't likely to die on his program. Larry, Kristine and Joe reflect on the morality of the interview. Joe dreams of a conversation with God, an evening at a Euro-trash nightclub, and a chance meeting with his parents when they were young.

Gil Talmi
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Gil Talmi guests on Morricone Island to discuss his recent analog synth score to director Kurt Vincent's documentary "The Lost Arcade" about the Chinatown Fair and the community surrounding the 8 Mott Street NYC arcade. Gil performed the score live last week at the film's release party which screens through August 18th this week at the Metrograph. Gil is a Brooklyn-based composer focused on scoring socially conscious films and documentaries. "The Lost Arcade" is one of three docs he scored which premiered simultaneously at Doc NYC 2015 last fall.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Rosali Middleman has just released Out of Love, a gorgeous collection of hazy, introspective, acoustic songs mining terrain somewhere in between NYC primitive urban folk of the ESP era and pre-Mac Buckingham Nicks demos of the early '70s with contemporary originality. Personal ballads with a touch of lilting psychedelia encompassed by an embracing voice, live in the studio today. Out of Love is out now on Siltbreeze Records.

Rudy Sarzo PLUS David Krumholtz
Monday, August 15th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
It's 7000 degrees in the shade as Dave gives bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Dio, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne) a call. And actor David Krumholtz, star of the new hit movie Sausage Party makes his triumphant return to Studio A. Get tested!

Prince Rama
Monday, August 15th, 2016, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson founded Prince Rama in 2008 to express their philosophy of the "Now Age," a concept embodying elements of spiritual quest and transcendental thinking. Whereas this philosophy was initially expressed in folky, neo-psychedelic sounds, these days, inspired by an obsession with extreme sports and an unquenchable thirst for energy drinks, the sisters have injected their music with the non-stop excitement of a dance club. Tune in today as Prince Rama play songs from their new album "Xtreme Now"--a record of dance party hits with a metaphysical undertow.

James Chance
Saturday, August 13th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
The legendary No Wave artist swings by WFMU for a special DJ set and interview! Chance will bring records from his own collection to spin with Pat as well as tell stories and share memories from his colorful and varied career in music and current projects. Later on, Pat will open the phones to give listeners the chance to ask some of their own questions. Don't miss it!

Terry Gibson of The Downliners Sect
Saturday, August 13th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
This one is for all you Sect Maniacs! Todd-O-Phonic Todd is proud to welcome Terry Gibson, guitar player of the original Downliners Sect, to The Cavalcade Of Stars! The Downliners Sect are among the rudest and crudest of the original British r'n'b bands. Terry has just written a wonderful book about his days with the band entitled "Sect Appeal: The Downliners Sect 1963-1966."

El Perro Del Mar
Friday, August 12th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
The supremely talented + magical Swedish songstress El Perro Del Mar is readying the release of her new album, Kokoro (due out September 16th) and will stop by Sophisticated Boom Boom for a live set and deep chat about matters of the heart and how she managed to create “a borderless album that belongs nowhere, but has a universal voice and a universal heart.”

Friday, August 12th, 2016, 9am - Noon
Marty McSorley's show
PILL brings sweet a dose of post punk junk to the WFMU studios for a live set on Marty McSorley's show. Their heavy sounds conjure visions of Lydia Lunch fronting Nation of Ulysses attempting to play Saccharine Trust covers. Their debut album "Convenience" is about drop on Mexican Summer and this live set is not to be missed.

Please Kill Me: Voices From The Archives, Part 2
Thursday, August 11th, 2016, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Two decades ago Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain recorded interviews with people in the punk scene for the book, "Please Kill Me." Now these interviews have been restored and compiled with narration from the writers, into two one-hour documentaries. Including interviews with Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, the Ramones, Jim Carroll and more, Diane is airing part two this week - subtitled- THE PUNK INVASION... The music of the Velvet Underground, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, The New York Dolls, and others were meeting fierce resistance in the US. With no other options open to them, during the July 4th weekend of 1976, as America was celebrating its bicentennial, the Ramones went to London and launched punk rock. After their performances punk rock would explode in Britain and become a cultural force to be reckoned with.

Death Vacation PLUS Morgan Sturgeon
Thursday, August 11th, 2016, 3am - 6am
Champ Sound with DJ Guy
New Jersey's own Death Vacation visit Champ Sound! Classic hardcore chug vibes mixed with energetic D-Beat parts and pissed off feminist lyrics. Lead singer Michelle also sits down with writer and zine maker Morgan Sturgeon to discuss a range of topics, including the state of feminism in the punk scene and the upcoming Not Just a Boys Club Fest, which Michelle organized.

Not Just A Boys Club is a day long festival at the Warren American Legion on Sat August 13, featuring only bands with women and trans-identifying members. A large portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Essex County RAIN Foundation, an LGBTQ teen emergency shelter. Tune into this exclusive interview on Champ Sound for more info. If you are in the New Jersey/New York area don't miss this fest AKA the social event of the season AKA the turn up!

Chris Hajian
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

NYC-based soundtrack composer Chris Hajian drops by to discuss his latest dark synth score for director Brad Furman's Escobar 80's-era crime drama "The Infiltrator," starring Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger. Hajian’s career began over 20 years ago scoring Sundance indie films "Ten Benny" and "Mr. Vincent" before he went on to TV shows "The Upright Citizens Brigade" and "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List", documentaries ("Naked States" & sequel "Naked World" on Spencer Tunick) and over 30 feature films and TV movies (e.g., "The Take" and "Yonkers Joe").

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Hailing from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Senyawa forged new directions in sound by wedding experimental approach with strong elements of their cultural traditions and their musical folklore. Together, Senyawa employs extended vocal techniques with oddly-rigged and heavily amplified instruments of primitive make. Founder Rully Shabara also led the mathy-rock combo Zoo, until meeting Wukir Suryadi, an East Javanese musician who created a bamboo-based electric instrument called the Bambuwukir and began collaborating. Senyawa explores the possibilities of stringed and percussive textures, both plucked, and bowed, noised up, and again dosed with a heavy element of tradition. A number of their recordings can be found on the Free Music Archive, and New Yorkers can see them live August 10th at the Bridget Donahue Gallery 99 Bowery, 2nd Floor.

Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray
Monday, August 8th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave heads studio A straight from his invasion of London to chat with Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray! There will also be other incredible guests and stuff! Pretty sure YngDave will call in too!

Final Infinite Distortion Episode
Monday, August 8th, 2016, 8pm - 9pm
Infinite Distortion
DJ Bosh is packing it in and bringing Infinite Distortion to a close, just as it became a staple of the culture and a nationwide topic of controversy and intrigue. Listen in for an emotional finale as guests like Rip Torn, Valerie Solanas, and the Ruts join DJ Bosh in the studio.

Bart Plantegna for World Yodel Day
Monday, August 8th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah
Former WFMU host Bart Plantegna not only wrote the book on yodeling -- he wrote TWO! He's the host of the Wreck This Mess program and the designer of the stamp for this most illustrious of days, World Yodel Day. He joins us tonight to celebrate glottal gymnastics far beyond Olympic capacity and take a run through the chronology of recorded American yodeling.

Solo Organ
Monday, August 8th, 2016, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
San Francisco's Douglas Katelus performs under the name Solo Organ whenever he plays solo - on, you guessed it - an organ. Earlier this year, he released the amazing album "Atom Heart and Beyond the Infinite," which featured the Pink Floyd epic "Atom Heart Mother" on one side and original compositions on the other, all played solo on the organ.Today, Doug takes a crack at the Lowry organ in WFMU's Studio B for a unique live session.

Gino and the Goons
Sunday, August 7th, 2016, 6am - 9am
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
To paraphrase Dolly Parton’s famed adage about costing money to look cheap, it takes a lot of brains to rock as dumb as Gino and the Goons. The Tampa, Florida–based troublemakers do keep it simple, though, with their bruising beer-bash punk, channeling greats like the Ramones, the Heartbreakers, and the MC5. But Gino and his gang are no humdrum revivalists, they are dedicated keepers of the good-times flame and they have the hooks to prove it. The band drops by Burn It Down! on Sunday, August 7, to deliver their own true testimonial.

The Oswalds
Sunday, August 7th, 2016, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Reactivated after a 25-year recording hiatus, The Oswalds are acclaimed writer and songsmith Camden Joy (vocals, rhythm guitar) abetted by Hudson Valley music scene stalwarts Mark Donato (drums) and Mark Lerner (bass, multi-instruments). The fruit of this reunion is the 12-song cycle Hasta La Bye Bye, released last October. The songs are lyrically and musically adventurous vignettes of characters and consequences of the Mexican Drug wars--on both sides of the border. Joy aptly describes the project as "a mongrel sound; narcorridos as garage rock." (Narcorridos is a drug outlaw-inspired subgenre of traditional romantic folk ballads from Northern Mexico known as norteno corrido.) Noisy, skittish, comic, and profoundly imaginative, hear them play live on Mary Wing’s show at 1 am!

Laura Israel, director of Documentary film: Don't Blink - Robert Frank, Greg Parker Needham, author of Mixed Signals comic, Plus: Gross Pat Out!
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday, Pat welcomes documentary film director Laura Israel to Studio A to discuss her new film on legendary photographer Robert Frank. Her film is currently showing at Film Forum until August 9th. Also swinging by, author of the upcoming indie comic: "Mixed Signals", Greg Parker Needham will be discussing his comic as well as his efforts in crowdfunding it. Then, Pat will open the phones up to callers on gross stories of wounds, medical mishaps, and more! He is as squeamish as they come, so get ready to try and gross him out!

Brazil: A Musical Panegyric
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Swimmers and sailors dodging toxic debris...
Body parts washing up on the volleyball beach...
Plague and pestilence...
Government scandals, infrastructure breakdowns, a reeling economy...
And the best music in the world.
It can only mean one thing: The Rio Olympics are finally underway.
We celebrate with three hours of Brazilian music tonight on Transpacific Sound Paradise!

Mark Volman of The Turtles
Saturday, August 6th, 2016, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Mark Volman of the Turtles about the upcoming re-release of the band’s six original albums (with tons of bonus tracks) and their current Happy Together tour, which makes three New Jersey stops this month (Morristown, Asbury Park, Englewood) and about their NINE top 40 hits!

Please Kill Me: Voices From The Archives, Part 1
Thursday, August 4th, 2016, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Two decades ago Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain recorded interviews with people in the punk scene for the book, "Please Kill Me." Now these interviews have been restored and compiled with narration from the writers, into two one-hour documentaries. Including interviews with Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, the Ramones, Jim Carroll and more, Diane is airing part one this week - subtitled- THE PIONEERS OF PUNK... How the Warhol 60’s morphed into the Punk 70’s, and how the marginalized inhabitants of a near-bankrupt New York City changed 20th century culture, and influenced the World.

Joe Frank - "Karma Redux"
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. August 3, we'll present "Karma Redux" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe can’t work. Debi, naked and upset, waits for love. Joe spends his birthday alone at home until Kate, crying and vomiting, calls to accuse him of infidelity. Joe recalls when, as a 7 year old, he angrily decided to leave his parents, packed his bag, and realized he had nowhere to go. Joe urges Larry to deliberately fail because this is the only way he can absolutely control his fate.

Fab 5 Freddy
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016, Noon - 3pm
The Duane Train
Fab 5 Freddy will be dropping by the Duane Train for a chat. NYC renaissance man needs no introduction, but just in case you don't know. American visual artist, filmmaker, rapper* and hip hop pioneer. He emerged in New York's downtown underground creative scene in the late 1970s as a camera operator and a regular guest on Glenn O'Brien's public access cable show, TV Party. There he met Chris Stein and Debbie Harry. He was immortalized in 1981 when Harry rapped on the Blondie song "Rapture" that "Fab 5 Freddy told me everybody's fly." In the late 1980s, Fab 5 Freddy became the first host of the groundbreaking and first internationally telecast hip-hop music video show, Yo! MTV Raps. He'll be swinging by to premiere his new song collaboration with Stones Throw's Vex Ruffin on the Duane Train. We're honored to have him.

Andy Hull (of Manchester Orchestra)
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Andy Hull, singer-guitarist of Atlanta's Manchester Orchestra and co-composer of the first feature film by music video directing team Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (aka "The Daniels") for "Swiss Army Man," guests this week. The melodic yet quirkily unconventional score, is Andy's first soundtrack which was co-composed with bandmate, guitarist Robert McDowell. The duo use primarily "a cappella" layered voices (save a little percussion and instrumentation here and there), designed to approximate what Paul Dano's castaway character would imagine for himself while discovering and befriending a dead body portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe. The soundtrack also includes a cappella re-workings of "Cotton-Eyed Joe" and John Williams' "Jurassic Park Theme," authorized by the master himself.

Noise Nomads
Monday, August 1st, 2016, 8pm - 9pm
Infinite Distortion
Western Massachusetts noise legend Noise Nomads brings the quiet violence of the wooded hills from which he emerges to WFMU through the reality warping and synapse shredding cruel electronic experiments that have come to define his practice. Tune in for the second to last episode of Infinite Distortion on August 1st at 8PM to hear Noise Nomads on FMU.

Al Margolis
Sunday, July 31st, 2016, 8pm - 10pm
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, July 31st, Dave Mandl welcomes musician, label-head, and experimental-music pioneer Al Margolis to FMU for their annual summer broadcast. Al runs the esteemed avant-garde label Pogus Productions, performs live as "If, Bwana," and has been a key figure in the worldwide experimental music network for years. He'll be bringing a stack of rare and wonderful LPs, CDs, and cassettes to play for you.

The Wilful Boys
Sunday, July 31st, 2016, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

This Australia-via-NYC four-piece play the kind of desperate, gritty bad-mood rock that folks have come to rely on from bands with such a combined geographic pedigree. Offering burly, grumbling basslines, razor-sharp guitar riffs, and easily the most howlingly crazed drummer-vocalist since Don Henley, the Wilful Boys invite you to join them for a few beers for breakfast on Sunday morning, July 31, as they drop by Burn It Down! with Nate K. for a live set.

Karaoke All Night! Live at Monty Hall
Saturday, July 30th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Karaoke All Night! Prove It All Night with Pat Byrne celebrates its 2-year anniversary wiith a live karaoke show at Monty Hall (tix $5 at the door). Special guests include: Tom Scharpling, Dave Hill, Sunshine & The Rain, Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres, Brett Davis + many more!!! And insane surprises you will not want to miss!!!

Democratoz - Powerful roots, rock and rai tinged reggae from Algeria
Saturday, July 30th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Dynamic Algerian seven-piece Democratoz, from Oran, the country's cultural capital, is at its essence a reggae band. But their music draws on elements of Oran's famous rai music as well as other pop and traditional styles from the Maghreb, sub-Saharan African music, rock, and more. They're also inspired by classic reggae's (often) socially conscious lyrical spirit. Democratoz wraps up their first US tour, supported by NEFA and the US State Department's cultural exchange initiative Center Stage, with several dates in California through August 5th. And they make their first-ever full-band radio appearance right here on WFMU!

Margo Price PLUS Rocket From The Crypt PLUS William Bell PLUS Jody Stephens
Saturday, July 30th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
After appearing on Conan O'Brien and Saturday Night Live, Margo Price now ascends to the upper rung of the show business ladder. That's right...The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Margo's album on Third Man, "Midwest Farmer's Daughter", has received great and deserved acclaim and is one of the best country albums in years. Be sure and hear her perform selections from it live.

Rocket From The Crypt blast off on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show! Speedo, Petey X, Notorious ND, Apollo 9. JC 2000, Ruby Mars, and Atom bring their thrilling otherworldly high energy punk and rock'n'roll sounds from San Diego to Jersey City. Be sure and catch their incendiary live show at Irving Plaza on July 28th and The Stone Pony on July 29th.

Soul Music legend William Bell converses with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about Stax Records, his excellent new album (This Is Where I Live) and race in America. William is still a fantastic perfomer...don't miss him Saturday August 6th at Pier 97 (Hudson River Park) with The James Hunter Six.

Jody Stephens, drummer of the legendary Big Star and front man for the hopefully soon to be legendary Those Pretty Wrongs joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to talk about his two sweet pop bands, Ardent Studios and the Memphis scene. Be sure and check out Those Pretty Wrongs wonderful debut album (Ardent cd/Burger vinyl) and catch them in the New York City area Thursday 8/4 at Monty Hall, Friday 8/5 at Rough Trade and Saturday 8/6 at Lincoln Center.

Daniel Menche
Friday, July 29th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
Daniel Blumin's show
Having released music on labels such as Editions Mego, Sub Rosa, and Touch and collaborated with the likes of KK Null, Kevin Drumm, Alan Courtis and Andrew Liles, renowned experimental sound artist Daniel Menche returns to WFMU for a bang-up DJ set! Though he will not be bringing his single string cello, piano innards, tapes, or gongs, he will be slinging choice musical platters, exclusive unreleased and forthcoming material and a piquant story or three. Don't miss it!

Catch Daniel Menche live! Issue Project Room and Pioneer Works present a mammoth summer concert in Red Hook, Bklyn featuring Daniel along with Container, Ben Vida, Greg Fox, Horse Lords, Eartheater, and Profligate. Saturday July 30th, 2016. Doors at 5pm. Pioneer Works: 159 Pioneer St., Brooklyn.

Put The Needle on the Medical Marijuana (live from CBCB in Berkeley, CA)
Friday, July 29th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
As part of his Summer 2016 series of live broadcasts from Northern Cali, Billy Jam will set up the WFMU remote unit at Berkeley's CBCB medical marijuana dispensary. The weed themed one hour hip-hop radio show will feature guests DJ Kure All, emcee Kenny Loafers, and longtime cannabis reform activist Debby Goldsberry. Put the needle on the Record, Friday July 29th 7pm on WFMU = 4pm local Pacific time. Open to the public but must have a California state approved medical marijuana card.

Guest Host for Sinner's Crossroads Tonight, Jim the Poet
Thursday, July 28th, 2016, 8pm - 9pm
Sinner's Crossroads with Kevin Nutt

Jesse Malin and Danny Sage of D Generation
Thursday, July 28th, 2016, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
D Generation is releasing their first record in almost 20 years on July 29th - "Nothing Is Anywhere," was a long time coming and Diane will speak with both founding members of the native NYC band. They will be at Johnny Brenda's in Philly the night of the 28th, and Irving Plaza July 30th.

Horselords (Donna is in for Brian today)
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Gateway to Joy with Donna

Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Comedian Nore Davis, Musician Benjamin Cartel
Monday, July 25th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight's show is so action-packed you will probably have a seizure. First, Dave chats on the phone with Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub! Then later he welcomes comedian Nore Davis and musician Benjamin Cartel to Studio A for radio good times! There will also be snacks.

Vicki Peterson of the Bangles
Monday, July 25th, 2016, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Vicki Peterson, lead guitarist and primary songwriter for one of the '80s biggest bands, gives us the lowdown on the new collection of early Bangles demos and live recordings, the Paisley Underground and other topics.

Brigid Mae Power
Monday, July 25th, 2016, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Irish singer-songwriter Brigid Mae Power has been singing her thoughtful, intimate songs for several years now, originally self-recording them in churches and underground car parks. Earlier this summer, her first studio-recorded, widely distributed album, the self-titled Brigid Mae Power, was released on Tompkins Square Records. Its eight jewel-like selections showcase the haunting melodies and stirring singing that make her such a distinctive new voice in music. Hear Brigid sing and play unique solo versions of songs from the album on today's Surface Noise.

Mamadou Kelly and Ban Kai Na
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Superb self-taught singer / guitarist Mamadou Kelly, from the heart of northern Mali’s blues delta, carries on the captivating style he honed playing with the late great Ali Farka Toure. He joins us tonight with his stellar ensemble Ban Kai Na, on tour - with stops at Joe's Pub on Wednesday July 27th and Union Pool on Wednesday August 10th - in support of Mamadou's splendid new album Djamila (Clermont Music).

The Above
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Above return to the WFMU Airwaves for a live set on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. The rave reviews for their new 10" EP on Hidden Volume, "There Is A Reason," are well-earned as the dapper quartet's songwriting is approaching the level of their sixties heroes like The Zombies, The Byrds and The Roosters. Be sure and catch The Above's record release show at Berlin (25 Ave. A in lower Manhattan) on Thursday July 28th.

Coco Morier
Friday, July 22nd, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
When LA-based songwriter Coco Morier isn’t penning hits for today’s pop stars (Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato, Sky Ferreira, Selena Gomez), she’s concocting her own elegant synth-pop songs for her debut album, "Dreamer," released this month via Kobalt. On Friday July 22nd she’ll be performing live on Sophisticated Boom Boom and chatting about her songwriter father, the good ol’ days of NYC, and pop!

Segs Jennings and Dave Ruffy of RUTS DC PLUS Alex Mitchell of Circus of Power
Thursday, July 21st, 2016, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane will speak to the rhythm section of the Ruts DC, both who were members of the Ruts from the late 1970's original UK punk scene. They are releasing their first record in decades called Music Must Destroy, this fall, and will be playing Rebellion Punk Fest in August.

Previsously a peer pressure guest, Alex Mitchell of Circus of Power and Crucial Truth checks in Thursday afternoon at 2, right before their Circus of Power ROCKS OFF Cruise that night- along with Ten Ton Mojo and the Sweet Things. COP have some new material and Alex will address all that's relevant with the band. Tickets can still be purchased for the cruise at

Oskar Mann and Boogieknight
Thursday, July 21st, 2016, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange welcomes top diggers Oskar Mann and Boogieknight from what used to be East Village Radio's "Never Not Working" show. Even if the show is hiatus these ppl never stop. Expect top boogie/disco selects.

Joe Frank - "Karma 2 & 3"
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. July 20, we'll present "Karma 2 & 3" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. In two interwoven stories, Joe continues the chronicle of his conflicted breakup with longtime girlfriend Kate, while Joe's friend Larry and his teenage son engage in a combative relationship.

Joe Renzetti
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Academy Award-winning composer Joe Renzetti discusses the new Ship to Shore Records reissue of his Basket Case 2 and FrankenHooker soundtracks, on vinyl for the first time, along with his upcoming book entitled "Film Scoring - How It's Done in Hollywood." Many may recognize Mr. Renzetti from his haunting scores to Child's Play, Dead and Buried, the Basket Case sequels, Poltergeist 3, Tales from the Crypt and Vice Squad, or even his adapted scores for biopics The Buddy Holly Story and John Carpenter's Elvis. However, he had a previous career not only as a successful arranger in the 60's and 70's (Barry Manilow's "Mandy" and Bobby Hebb's "Sunny") but also as the in-house guitarist for Philadelphia's Cameo Records, playing on such classics as Chubby Checkers' "Let's Twist Again" and Dee Dee Sharp's "Mashed Potato."

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, 6pm - 7pm
Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.
Direct from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, WFMU will carry live reports all week from fearless hobo Jim the Poet, of the Sportsy Talk show (heard Tuesdays at 6:00 PM). Besides calling in as events unfold, Jim will join the other half of The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today, Bronwyn C., for an entire hour of live convention coverage Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:00. White Nationalists! Huey Newton Panther Brigade! Corrupt cops! Guns! Chaos! Those weird Polish sandwiches with the frenchfries! You'll have a front-row seat--but without having to tell the Secret Service your mother's maiden name--this week, as WFMU goes to the GOP convention.

American Standard/Macho Sluts singer Bill Dolan
Monday, July 18th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave kicks out the jams like a mofo and finally plays a handful more scorching hot jams than normal. He also does the Crime Blotter to make America safe again. And American Standard/Macho Sluts singer Bill Dolan swings by for additional guidance.

Paul Collins
Monday, July 18th, 2016, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The undisputed King of Power Pop returns to WFMU with songs and stories to get us fired up for his big show at Monty Hall July 22 with the Fleshtones and Dirty Fences! It's always a blast when Paul comes to the station so don't miss it!

Sonny & the Sunsets
Monday, July 18th, 2016, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
San Francisco's Sonny & the Sunsets play the kind of pop music that – true to the group's name – just makes you feel good, even when the songs are about things like cops on trial or goings-on at a hospital. Today on Surface Noise, Sonny and friends drop by to play low-key, stripped-down versions of some songs from their new album Moods Baby Moods as well as a couple of old favorites.

Running (Thomas Storck fills in for Faye)
Sunday, July 17th, 2016, 5pm - 8pm
Undancing In The Dirt with Thomas Storck
Millions of people worldwide do it. Many say “What’s the harm, I got home safely and no one was hurt?” Just because you made it home safely to your bed does not mean that you’ve made the right decision. When putting those keys in the ignition and driving away while listening to RUNNING LIVE ON WFMU after drinking you are not only putting your life at risk but you are risking the lives of all those you come across while driving and listening to RUNNING LIVE ON WFMU. Is drinking and driving and listening to RUNNING more important than your legal status or life? Take a cab, protect yourself as well as others.

Jared Leibowich
Sunday, July 17th, 2016, 6am - 9am
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Best known to the world as Jared Zoltar of the Zoltars, Jared Leibowich is an Austin-based musician/writer/filmmaker. His debut solo album, "Welcome Late Bloomers," is, as Jared says, "an album about how a person can experience youth, adventure, and rebirth, even as the country he or she lives in is falling apart." Indeed, think introspective Jonathan Richman-esque pop songcraft with a stripped-down veracity perfect for these heady times. Be sure to tune in for this not-to-be-missed live set on Sunday, July 17 on Burn It Down!

Bandistan Ensemble: Music of Central Asia, in Concert at the Asia Society
Saturday, July 16th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Bandistan Ensemble is a youthful Central Asian traditional and classical instrument orchestra that performs traditional and contemporary music. With support from international arts exchange organization CEC ArtsLink, they're on their first US tour, which includes a free concert at the Asia Society this Thursday night (July 14th). We'll air highlights from that concert on tonight's show. They also perform Friday night (July 15th) in the Met Museum's Gallery 999 in conjunction with the exhibition Court and Cosmos; Saturday at the Mott Haven / Port Morris Waterfront Celebration in the Bronx, and they'll improvise a live soundtrack as Sergey Paradjanov’s 1969 film The Color of Pomegranate is screened Sunday evening (July 17th) at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

The Muffs PLUS The Coathangers
Saturday, July 16th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Muffs perform live for Todd-O-Phonic Todd and the listening audience. They are celebrating the expanded Omnivore reissue of their amazing second album, "Blonder and Blonder". L.A.'s finest will be performing July 14th and 15th at Union Pool and July 16th at Monty Hall. Hopefully Todd's post-set interview will include questions about why The Dodgers are still struggling.

The Coathangers celebrate the release of their opus Nosebleed Weekend (Suicide Squeeze) with an appearance on The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Whether it’s the foreboding garage rock of the title track, the post-punk groove of “Burn Me”, the stripped-down pop of “I Don’t Think So”, or the dynamic grunge of “Down Down”, The Coathangers command their songs with passion and authority. Be sure and catch them at Bowery Ballroom on July 12th.

Put The Needle On The Punk/Hard Mod Rock (feat. Hard Left live set)
Friday, July 15th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Taking a break from his usual strictly hip-hop/rap formatted show, this week Billy Jam will switch things up by digging into his punk crates plus feature a live set from Oakland CA band Hard Left. Featuring members Donna, Tim, Nicole, and Mike, Hard Left's self-described sound is "Situationist Punk/Hard Mod." The live band set and radio show will be another WFMU live remote broadcast from Oakland CA.

Sasa from In Flagranti
Thursday, July 14th, 2016, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Sasa, 1/2 of the production duo In Frangranti gives a mix for Nickel and Dime radio tonight. Currently living in Paris and originally from Switzerland, Sasa spent a number of years in NYC in the 90s/00s, started the Organic Grooves party and Codek records, and has put out a stack of quality releases as In Flagranti w/ Alex Gloor since 2002. This exclusive mix was recorded on a vintage Citronic SM 330 DJ console. Mix plus Interview.

Janel Leppin
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Cellist /multi-instrumentalist /singer Janel Leppin was last heard on WFMU accompanying Marissa Nadler on a gorgeous live set. Out on her own, Leppin studied a more classical repertoire before turning to a more experimental side of music. This year Janel released two albums of otherworldly angelic music, "Mellow Diamond " and "Songs for Voice and Mellotron," complementing her lovely voice with with electronics and other instruments. Janel Leppin and her band play live on WFMU. (last name pronounced "LEPP-in")

Goran Bregovic
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Balkan composer Goran Bregovic joins Devon to discuss his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra's return to Lincoln Center on July 15 and 16 and their latest album "Champagne for Gypsies," a reaction to the extreme hardships Gypsies have been facing across Europe of late. Goran is the most famous rock musician of the former Yugoslavia as guitarist for the 15 million album-selling Bijelo Dugme and known internationally for his scores to the films of Serbian director Emir Kusturica ("Arizona Dream," "Underground" and "Time of the Gypsies") and French director Patrice Chereau (“La Reine Margot”). He has collaborated with the likes of Iggy Pop, Ofra Haza, Cesaria Evora and Scott Walker. Goran last visited WFMU on his first U.S. tour in 2006 on Rob Weisberg's Transpacific Sound Paradise.

Brian Babylon and Tim Ellis
Monday, July 11th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes comedian/radio host Brian Babylon and comedian/writer Tim Ellis to Studio A for some scorching hot radio. Also, Dave takes a closer look at Canada, those pricks to the north.

C Joynes
Monday, July 11th, 2016, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Today on Surface Noise, Joe is joined by Cambridge, UK-based guitarist C Joynes. The Wire has referred to Joynes as "an inheritor to Davy Graham," which gives some indication of the quality and range of his work. Echoes of Graham, John Fahey, and Jack Rose can be heard in his solo guitar forays, and in this special live session, Joynes touches on all of these influences while making music that's unmistakably his own.

Please Kill Me: Voices from the Archives – Part 2, plus Live music from Honey!
Saturday, July 9th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday Pat welcomes back the heavy Brooklyn psychedelic trio to studio B for a special live set of music! Afterwords, tune in for part two of The Please Kill Me Archive, compiled 20 years ago and presented by the original interviewers, NY Times best-selling authors and music historians Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil. It is hosted by Michael des Barres and produced by Jon Ehrens (WHYY). Hear Part Two – "The Punk Invasion" With no other options open to them, during the July 4rth weekend of 1976, as America was celebrating it’s bicentennial, the Ramones went to London and launched punk rock. In England, punk would explode and become a cultural force to be reckoned with.

Accordions Around the World / Shoko Nagai, Felipe Hostins
Saturday, July 9th, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Every Wednesday evening this summer, multitudinous accordionists fill every corner of Bryant park in midtown Manhattan with squeezebox sounds from around the globe. Accordions Around the World is produced by Bryant Park in collaboration with music and arts blogger Ariana Hellerman. Ariana joins us along with two of the many talented musicians participating in the series, Shoko Nagai and Felipe Hostins, to spread some squeezebox love.

Dave Dictor of MDC
Thursday, July 7th, 2016, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Starting out by fronting Austin's STAINS in the late 70s, and continuing with MDC (Millions of Dead Cops/Millions of Damn Christians,etc.) who relocated to SF in the early 1980's, Dave Dictor is a punk lifer. He was on the cover of the first issue of Maximum Rock n Roll, and is taking MDC to Europe in July. He has a recently published book:"Memoirs From A Damaged Civilization, Stories Of Punk, Fear and Redemption", that has been out for a couple of months. Diane will speak to him about punk, the book, MDC in general and, anything listeners wish to ask him on the comments board! Dave will be on at 1pm!

River Cult
Thursday, July 7th, 2016, 9am - Noon
on Imaginary Radio

Doomy stoner rock trio River Cult make their WFMU debut live on Imaginary Radio! Psychedelic downer rock tone poems! Also catch them playing at the Grand Victory in Brooklyn on July 12th.

Joe Frank - "The Poor Are Always With Us" and "Thief"
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. July 6, we'll present two half-hour episodes from WKCR's Unfictional series: "The Poor Are Always With Us" and "Thief." In the first episode, Joe ponders how one can maintain a sense of meaning and faith in a world of natural catastrophe, cruelty and moral failure. In "Thief," numerous thefts lead to paranoia in a suburban family, love dies, and the crime rate goes up.

The Goodnight Darlings
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Romanticizing nighttime culture, Goth-kitch and vampires while setting it all to a beat is second nature to The Goodnight Darlings. The married Miami natives now based in NYC, Kat Auster and Wilson Jaramillo, were members of Bon Bomb and Majorette respectively. As Kat describes their music, "We love juxtaposing the sweet and obvious with a dark bite." The Goodnight Darlings play live on Irene's show.

The Chills (live from WFMU's Monty Hall May 23rd)
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Tune in today for a full broadcast from the Jersey City stop on the Chills' first American tour in 20 years. Formed by Martin Phillips in 1980, the Chills spent several decades as one of the more internationally-visible New Zealand exports of lysergic pop music, touring the world, landing on both indie and major US labels, and becoming John Peel darlings. As the mid '90s hit, Phillips dissolved the band, occasionally revamping its lineup for homeland gigs, and sporadically recording material with shifting members and other artists, until finally returning to a full-time presence on Fire records last year with the album Silver Bullets. They recently headed to New York and played NYC Popfest in Brooklyn May 22nd, followed by a triumphant gig at WFMU's on Monty Hall May 23rd where they tore through a setlist of songs that appeased even the most diehard fans in attendance. Tune in today at 4pm and hear it all on Brian's program.

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