Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Dan Friel
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Fans of blissful bleepy fun, look no further: Dan Friel visits WFMU once again, and his frenetic energy is contagious. During his last visit to Liz's show in 2012, listeners described Dan as "the Phil Spector of Robot World," and his songs as "music from an ice cream truck in some demented reality." Dan's new album Life is being released on the Thrill Jockey label soon, and you should catch him live at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn on Oct 15th with ETHEL and Sunwatchers before he flits off for a European tour with Lightning Bolt.

Horns of the Devil: The Horn Rock Special
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Horn rock, brass rock, call it what you like – you hate it, right? Everyone seems to. All those blaring trumpets and that guy with the big voice bellowing away on top of it all. Well, maybe we’re all wrong. Let Tony try to change your mind with three hours of horn rock that’s actually good.

Micachu and the Shapes
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Trouble presents a live set from the charming and talented Michachu and the Shapes. In honor of their second release "Good Sad Happy Bad," they will play songs that make you feel only good and happy not sad or bad.

Mike Sacks
Monday, October 12th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
On Monday, October, 12th, humorist, author (Poking a Dead Frog), and Vanity Fair editor Mike Sacks makes his triumphant return to the Goddamn Dave Hill Show so he and Dave can continue discussing how they both very easily could have wound up living in dank basements in their hometowns until death had they not picked up and moved to the Big City.

Chuck Prophet
Monday, October 12th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Chuck Prophet hit the road straight out of high school in the '80s with the psychedelic roots band Green on Red, and he never looked back. In addition to working as a singer/songwriter, guitarist, bandleader, and collaborator with artists as diverse as Kim Carnes, Solomon Burke, and Alejandro Escovedo, Prophet's deepening solo catalog of self-produced "sideways" roots rock has steadily become his calling card. Chuck returns to WFMU on the heels of last year's acclaimed "Night Surfer" LP.

kid katie
Sunday, October 11th, 2015, 5pm - 7pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

Several years ago, a Britney Spears–obsessed 8-year-old named Katie Bennett, like many creative children, became a pop star in her bedroom, recording the musical results a cappella on a microcassette. As an adult, and a member of the DIY pop band Free Cake for Every Creature, Katie decided that instead of being embarrassed by her childhood obsessions, she would share the fruits of her youth by releasing a cassette of her kid katie sessions along with a zine recounting her brief stint as a wanna-be preteen pop queen. Song topics cover such typical young concerns as schoolgirl crushes, the power of imagination, and, of course, interplanetary travel, as found in the glorious “How Would You Feel in Space?”

Lame Drivers
Sunday, October 11th, 2015, 6am - 9am
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Brooklyn-via-Jersey trio Lame Drivers (featuring WFMU mainstay Jason Sigal) pull power pop out of the seventies, throw in a little of the wiry energy of eighties college rock, and replace the "slack" of nineties indie with an urgency and passion much needed in this insane new millennium. Boasting big hooks, a high instrumental aptitude, and a kitchen sink aesthetic philosophy, Lame Drivers dropped by BURN IT DOWN! to play songs off their new LP Chosen Era, due out October 9 on Bleeding Gold/Jigsaw records.

A Brass Band Spectacular in Advance of HONK! NYC's Assault on Monty Hall!
Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

HONK! NYC, the honking squonking brass band lovefest, is coming to WFMU’s Monty Hall on Thursday, October 15th! And we’re celebrating on this week's show with a brass band radio spectacular.

The seven-day HONK! NYC Festival is a spinoff of HONK!, Boston’s fabled Columbus Day Weekend national and international street band bacchanal. HONK! NYC events with a slew of great bands take place all around NYC all next week. But there's only one HONK! NYC event on the Jersey side: Next Thursday's HONK! NYC extravaganza at Monty Hall! With no less than five live bands playing - from Chicago, Paris, New Orleans and the Big Apple - you'll experience everything from exuberant warped-carnivalesque megaband mania to bombastic Balkan style brass and sizzling New Orleans second line. And how better to get in the mood for next Thursday's live Monty Hall extravaganza than with a radio show jam-packed with brass band records from around the globe?!

Richard Hell
Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Punk icon and author Richard Hell joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss his new non-fiction anthology Massive Pissed Love (published by Soft Skull Press). This collection contains many insightful pieces on music, film, poetry, New York City and more. Hell gained infamy as a member of Television and The Heartbreakers and as the leader of The Voidoids, but in more recent years has honed his craft as a writer and critic, as anyone who read his excellent autobiography I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp will attest.

Jake McKelvie
Thursday, October 8th, 2015, Noon - 2pm
Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Jake McKelvie, of Jake McKelvie and the Countertops, from Keene, NH, will play a solo set. Jake's songs are funny, acerbic, and insightful, full of stream-of-consciousness run-on puns and rhymes, and snappy answers to questions you didn't know you'd asked.

Sally Crewe
Thursday, October 8th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane welcomes Sally Crewe as a Peer Pressure guest this week, complete with a rockin' playlist! Her new album, "Later Than You Think" containing 10 pop blasts -has just recently been released, and we'll be hearing some selections from that along with her killer selections! The songstress and accomplished but somewhat overlooked guitarist will be live at 1pm and listeners are encouraged to ask questions via the online comments board!

Jazzactuel Redux
Thursday, October 8th, 2015, 6am - 9am
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Take a journey through the nether regions of the BYG/Actuel label catalog. Hear free jazz and psychedelia circa 1968-1970 from the likes of Art Ensemble of Chicago, Gong, Don Cherry, Archie Sheep, Sonny Sharrock and as many more as will fit into 3 hours.

Banginclude and Rootystep
Thursday, October 8th, 2015, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange welcomes two guests on Nickel and Dime radio tonight. Brooklyn's own Banginclude, who draws inspiration from various sounds and styles around the world, and is a busy producer w/ a new EP for Buraka Som Sistema's Enchufada label, and has tracks on Man Recordings, Latino Resiste and Generation Bass. Also guesting is his friend Rootystep from France, a serious reggae collector and also DJs in the group Stand High Patrol. Expect a slew of world music sounds to shake your ass to in the wee hours.

Arwen Lewis
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Arwen Lewis is the daughter of Moby Grape founder and guitarist Peter Lewis. On Arwen's new self-titled debut album, she covers a dozen Grape classics from the band's first three records. On Oct 7 at 4pm, Arwen joins Irwin on WFMU for a live quartet performance, with her dad playing in the band. She has an album release party scheduled at the Bitter End in New York on October 11.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Throaat—this nasty-as-back-alley-sex Brooklyn band combine punk and thrash-fed black metal with speed-metal chops, and a tainted dose of Satan-knows-what barely controlled chaos. Their latest EP, "Bloodf***ing Freaks" (MHOTR recs.), is a six-song ass-kick, a ferocious calling card that led to these gloriously bent metalers gracing My Castle of Quiet with a live set on our October 6-7 show.

NYC Independent Film Festival's Dennis Cieri
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Dennis Cieri, Founder and Executive Director of the NYC Independent Film Festival, joins Devon to discuss the 6th annual weeklong film event which takes place from Monday, October 12th to Sunday, the 18th with a line up of over 300 films, shorts, documentaries, and music and art videos from 39 countries plus seminars, panels and networking events. Highlights include Wildlike, Keep In Touch, Get Happy - The Film, Girl On The Edge, Women Of 69, Southern Rites and A Warm Spell. For tickets and more info, please visit:

Canterbury Follies
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Join Tony for three hours of choice Canterbury music, ranging from Soft Machine, Caravan, and Gong to their lesser-known brethren and non-English acolytes.

Comedian Nate Fernald
Monday, October 5th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave's guest tonight on the show is comedian Nate Fernald, who will be playing tracks from his debut collection of mashups "Week Music: Volume One."

Zedashe - Captivating Choral Songs from the Republic of Georgia
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Zedashe sings captivating polyphonic choral songs of the Caucasus region of Georgia - music dating from pre-Christian times that was almost lost during the Soviet era. They'll pull out the bagpipes, accordion and more for a dance tune here or there too.

Zedashe's US tour - in support of their superb new album Our Earth and Water - includes New York stops at Drom in the East Village on Thursday October 1st and at Barbes in Park Slope Saturday October 3rd. But their only Garden State appearance is on our airwaves!

WFMU Broadcasts Live from the Ponderosa Stomp Festival in New Orleans
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, 1pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

WFMU/WWOZ live broadcast from Ponderosa Stomp headquarters! Join WFMU and our legendary sister station in New Orleans, WWOZ for 5 hours of live broadcasting from the lobby of The AC Hotel in New Orleans. The Ponderosa Stomp takes places Oct. 2nd and 3rd at The Rock'n'Bowl in New Orleans and features performances by Irma Thomas, Freddy Cannon, P.F. Sloan, Barbara Lynn, Roy Head and many others. Dave The Spazz and Todd-O-Phonic Todd will co-host with WWOZ on-air personalities. Countless special guests will be stopping by along with WFMU celebrities Sheila B., Joe Belock, Gaylord Fields, Matt Fiveash, Nate K., Amanda Nazario and Michael Shelley. Don't miss it!

Jon fills in for Debbie Tonight
Friday, October 2nd, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
Atomic Jukebox with Jon (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)

Thursday, October 1st, 2015, 9am - Noon
on Imaginary Radio

Straight outta Italy, the WFMU debut of Inutili! You know them from frequently-played tracks such as "Nicotine" and "My Girlfriend Is A Zombieslut"! Now float through your Thursday morning with some live experimental psych-rock jams!

Joe Frank - "On the Edge"
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. An episode entitled "On the Edge," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. September 30th. Joe gets a publisher's advance, rents a house, and settles down to write a book. But his concentration is interrupted by a neighbor's dog, who barks and howls every day, causing Joe to plot the dog's murder. Later Joe contemplates several scenarios of his own death and the heavenly aftermath of each — which instead turn into hellish eternities.

John B. Sebastian special and interview!
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, Noon - 2pm
Nazario Scenario (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
If you believe in magic, come along with Amanda Nazario as she presents two hours of John's music, from his days leading the Lovin' Spoonful in the Sixties to his stompin' jug-band present, with detours and surprises. Amanda also talks to John about life in Greenwich Village, the new Sundazed reissues of the Spoonful's first three albums, and more. OMFG.

Nick Garrie
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

After recording a Baroque pop masterpiece in the late 60's, "The Nightmare of J.B. Stanislas," Nick Garrie and the album seemingly disappeared when the distribution deal collapsed. But that is far from the end of Nick's story. He continued to write charmingly catchy songs, occasionally collaborating with songwriter Francis Lai, and eventually topped the charts in Spain with a tune in the 1980's. "Stanislas" was finally reissued in 2005, and Garrie tours here and there. Nick Garrie was in NYC for one of those rare shows and Irene brought him into the studio for some live performance and chat.

Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban's 6th Anniversary Party
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 8pm - 2am
Debbie Does WFMU with Debbie D. (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban stream hosts a 6th anniversary benefit shindig on Tues Sept 29th (8pm) in the Safari Room at El Cortez in Brooklyn. With all your favorite WFMU Rock 'n' Soul DJs, live sets by Miriam and Nobody's Babys, Greg Cartwright solo set + surprise guests!! Jonathan Toubin dance party after the bands. Don't miss the party that Joe Belock has called the event of the year!! $10 at the door.

The Film Music of Fabio Frizzi (Pt. 1)
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
In anticipation of Italian horror music maestro Fabio Frizzi's first ever North American performances, only six in all starting this Friday, Oct. 2nd in Austin and concluding next Saturday in Philadelphia on Oct. 10th (bookending L.A., San Francisco, Seattle and Toronto), host Devon E. Levins plans the first in a two-part special dedicated to Frizzi's music. The six performances by the 8-piece "Frizzi 2 Fulci Orchestra" are in tribute to his close friend and collaborator, director Lucio Fulci, and will include suites with visuals from Zombi 2 (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters), 7 Notes in Black, The Beyond, City of the Living Dead and Manhattan Baby.

John Lydon
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Former Sex Pistols singer and current ringleader of a revitalized Public Image Limited, John Lydon talks to Brian today on WFMU. On the cusp of his 60th birthday, it's somewhat impossible to even grasp the scope of Lydon's resume: guiding light of punk and post-punk experimentalism, fashion template, vehement critic of institutionalized government and religion, TV contestant, commercial ad and film star, Judge Judy plaintiff, shark cage diver, even King Herod in Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar. He recently released a second autobiography called Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored, and brings PiL to the Best Buy Theater in New York City on November 16th. PiL has also just self-released a new LP entitled What the World Needs Now, with his continued post-2009 lineup that features ex-members of the Slits, Pop Group, Mekons and Damned. Tune in!

Karin Krog
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
The jazz singer Karin Krog is a household name in her native Norway. But to many outside of Europe and Japan her unique interpretations are unheard. In town on Sept 1 for a show that week at Joe's pub, Karin will sit down with Trouble and talk about her new anthology on Light in the Attic and how she became one of Europe's most exciting jazz musicians.

Dennis Driscoll
Monday, September 28th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave’s guest on Monday, September 28, will be New York City storyteller Dennis Driscoll. Dennis is a contemporary of Jim Carroll and a lifelong resident of Manhattan’s Inwood neighborhood who is currently opening for Television with backing from saxophonist Dana Colley from Morphine. Dennis’ most recent storytelling album "Cut the Gab" was produced by Chris Goss (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age) and recorded Rancho de la Luna studio in Joshua Tree, California.

The LAST Annual Late Night DIY Talk Show Awards
Saturday, September 26th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Please join us at the historic and elegant Monty Hall Theatre in beautiful downtown Jersey City for what may be the best, but most certainly will be the LAST Annual DIY Late Night Talk Show Awards! Featuring Dave Hill, Jo Firestone, Brett Davis, Scott Rogowsky, Jay Miller, an interview with author: Colin Atrophy Hagendorf, and music from Air Waves! You can watch live video of the show over at from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will appear on the WFMU phone apps, the WFMU homepage and Pat's playlist page. Or, if you're in the area, see the show LIVE for $5 at 43 Montgomery St. in Jersey City.

A Visit to the 2015 Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo - Part 1
Saturday, September 26th, 2015, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Rainforest World Music Festival takes place every summer at the fascinating Sarawak Cultural Village outside of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, on the spectacular tropical island of Borneo. It's a great festival at a remarkable site and Rob was fortunate enough to be invited by the Sarawak Tourism Board to attend this past August. Tonight's show looks at opening day of the three-day gathering, with concert excerpts and sound bites from the festival. Later this radio season we'll revisit days two and three of the festival.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015, 9am - Noon
on Imaginary Radio

Why, it's a culinary delight! A live trough-slop of noise rock! Brooklyn-based gastro-gurglers Dinner in session! Making their WFMU debut and it's all prix fixe!

Maga Bo
Thursday, September 24th, 2015, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Maga Bo has been producing music since the '90s, with releases on UK's Tru-Thoughts label, DJ Rupture's Soot records, and he recently has a series of compilations on his own Kafundo label. Originally from Seattle and based in Rio De Janeiro since 1999, he is a serious collector of rhythms from around the world and his productions are inspired by that. Airing 2 different mixes and an interview. Mid-3am on Nickel and Dime Radio w/ $mall ¢hange.

Ultimate Painting PLUS Worriers
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
It's a twin bill this week as The Evan "Funk" Davies Show presents live sets from Worriers and Ultimate Painting! Not appearing together on any stage, this pairing is an exclusive for WFMU listeners!

Worriers, a Brooklyn band by way of New Jersey, have just released their debut full-length, Imaginary Life (Don Giovanni). The album is packed with anthemic punk tunes that will have you singing along just like you did with your old Buzzcocks or Avengers records and your less-old Thermals records. They're currently touring the east and mid-west, including a stop at Brooklyn's Silent Barn on Saturday Sept 19. Catch them live if they're coming to your town! The Worriers set will air at around 9:30.

After Worriers we'll hear from Ultimate Painting, the English band formed last year by Jack Cooper (Mazes - the UK one) and James Hoare (Veronica Falls), They're returning to WFMU to play some songs from their latest album Green Lanes (Trouble In Mind). The new LP finds Ultimate Painting continuing to amble down the same path of dreamy, melodic guitar pop that they laid out on last year's debut; fans of the Feelies, Parquet Courts, and even the G------- D--- will likely enjoy what they hear. Ultimate Painting are touring the US, with stops at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn on Sept 18, the Bearsville Theater on Sept 20, as well as Gonerfest in Memphis. Be sure to tune in to WFMU Wednesday night, Sept 23, to hear both of these live sets!

Spaghetti Eastern Music
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

New York-based guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Sal Cataldi creates charmingly melodic off-center music as his alter-ego Spaghetti Eastern Music. Cataldi mashes up, as he describes it, "ambient soundtracks a la Morricone/Fripp and clavinet-singed funky from the P-Funk playbook... (topping) it off with acoustic ballads where smiley melodies camouflage bitter lyricism about broken love..." The resulting music is filled with musical references from Sal's "Smithsonian-Sized" record collection. Spaghetti Eastern Music plays live on Irene's show.

Mica Levi
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

In the midst of a tour supporting Micachu & The Shapes' third album "Good Sad Happy Bad," Mica Levi drops by to discuss her first film score to Jonathan Glazer's surrealist horror/sci-fi "Under The Skin" starring Scarlett Johansson, one of host Devon E. Levins' favorites of 2014. Mica has a not-so-secret background studying composition at the prestigious Guildhall School where she was commissioned to compose for the London Philharmonic in 2008 and, shortly thereafter, was the youngest individual at 24 to be invited as an Artist-in-Residence at the Southbank Centre. Mica's work on "Under The Skin" garnered her Best Film Composer at the 2014 European Film Awards and a similar shared title with Jonny Greenwood at the L.A. Film Critics Awards. Milan Records has released the soundtrack on vinyl, CD and digitally.

Dan Melchior
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

The ever-soundshifting Dan Melchior returns to Brian's program today promising a set that gets back to his early vocal/guitar roots, augmented by his friend Tony Allman on assorted keyboards and devices. Dan has a NYC show the following night, September 23rd, at Trans Pecos sharing a bill with Nick Forte.

Writer Mike Sacks
Monday, September 21st, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight, Dave's guest is writer Mike Sacks, author of "Poking a Dead Frog."

The Pink Tiles
Monday, September 21st, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Irresistibly catchy and melodic garage pop out of Melbourne, Australia. This great band, discovered by WFMU's own Joe McGasko last year, is taking the world by storm, touring across the USA for the first time this year, including a slot at Gonerfest 12 in Memphis!

Kathryn Calder
Monday, September 21st, 2015, Midnight - 3am
Therese's show
The New Pornographers' Kathryn Calder stopped by WFMU to play some lovely, atmospheric pop songs, full of synth and vocal harmonies. She released a self-titled solo record, her third, earlier this year on File Under: Music.

Lawrence English, John Chantler, and Rafael Anton Irisarri
Sunday, September 20th, 2015, 10pm - Midnight
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, September 20, Dave's guests will be Lawrence English, John Chantler, and Rafael Anton Irisarri of the great Australia-based experimental/electronic label Room40. The next night Lawrence and John will be doing a very rare performance at Artist's Space/Issue Project Room in Manhattan as part of a worldwide celebration of the label's 15th anniversary.

Dengue Fever
Sunday, September 20th, 2015, 5pm - 7pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

For their third live session on WFMU, Dengue Fever will show in both words and songs just how much they have adapted their sound in a decade-plus as a group while keeping true to their origin as Southern California's premier '60s-Cambodian-rock-influenced band. They have further integrated their varied and sympathetic musical stylings into their already potent musical mix of Khmer-language pop — as vocalized by the incomparable Chhom Nimol — with psychedelia, surf rock, and now a wider palette of pan-Afro-Caribbean-Asian influences, just for starters. Yet another big change is that they also decided to take their destiny into their own hands by releasing their latest album, The Deepest Lake, on their own newly formed Tuk Tuk label. Those fortunate European listeners can catch Dengue Fever (pun unintended) on their current tour throughout September and October.

Big Mean Sound Machine Live - The Next Generation of Afrobeat
Saturday, September 19th, 2015, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

It's hard to believe that over fifteen years have passed since Antibalas launched the global Afrobeat revival, inspired by Fela Kuti's classic soul-inspired, horn-driven workouts. Tonight we welcome a youthful instrumental outfit that proves this musical idiom can still inspire great new artists: Ithaca, New York's Big Mean Sound Machine. The band's autumn east coast tour includes a midnight show at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on Friday September 25th - and their Garden State debut in WFMU's Studio B tonight!

Put The Needle On The 2015 Colorado Crush
Friday, September 18th, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Following a summer series of live remote broadcasts from Oakland CA, Billy Jam and his WFMU remote broadcast unit are headed out on the road again. This time the destination is Denver CO where for the second year in a row WFMU has been invited to broadcast from the mile high city's annual large scale outdoor aerosol art festival - the Colorado Crush 2015 - from the Meadowlark Kitchen in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver right at the epicenter of the big aerosol art and hip-hop music festival. Guests will include Denver's number one ambassador of homegrown hip-hop Casey Karns, Colorado Crush organizer/resident artist Jonathan Lamb, plus a "WFMU Colorado Cipher" featuring such Denver emcees as Babah Fly and Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp. Put The Needle On The Record - Friday September 18th at 7pm (5pm local Colorado time - open to the public at 2710 Larimer Street, Denver, CO).

Joe Frank - "When She's Asleep She Looks Like An Angel"
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. An episode entitled "When She's Asleep She Looks Like An Angel," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. September 16th. When his elderly psychoanalyst's husband dies suddenly, Joe's treatment is undermined by his ghoulish thoughts about the man's corpse. A Holocaust survivor tells of his "heroic" escape from a death camp. Joe and his girlfriend Carla, a forensic examiner, discover a lady's handbag on an oceanside cliff and explore the mystery of what happened to the woman.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Experimental folk trio Goddess writes, as they describe it, "...songs about the dark places in our heads and pasts, influenced by madrigals, Bartok, nursery rhymes, Amish culture, Sandy Denny, the Polanski movie Fearless Vampire Killers, shamanic trance music, a deer organ we found in the woods, church hymns, showtunes and Krautrock." On their latest album, "Paradise," Fran, Tamalyn and Andy perform on their usual blend of unconventional instruments, which include a homemade horsehair fiddle, toystore guitar and keyboard, dulcimer and tree branch. Goddess brings their darkly beautiful music to the WFMU studios.

Jóhann Jóhannsson
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson joins Morricone Island this week to discuss his latest score for director Denis Villeneuve's "Secario." This is their second collaboration as the follow up to 2013's "Prisoners." Earlier this year, Johann received the Golden Globe, the first Icelander to ever receive the honor, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his score to James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything." Varese Sarabande is releasing the soundtrack to "Secario" on September 18th, the date of the film's initial limited release in theaters.

Chris Robinson from the Black Crowes
Monday, September 14th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave welcomes Chris Robinson from the Black Crowes this week.

Monday, September 14th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The Austin Texas rock and roll powerhouse returns to WFMU having lost a band member (from 5 to 4) but none of their energy. Their brand new LP 'Worth a Lot of Money' comes out on 12XU on Sept 14 (today).

Yo La Tengo
Sunday, September 13th, 2015, 5pm - 7pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

For 20 years and counting, during our annual fundraising marathon, Yo La Tengo graciously have been doing the musical bidding of you, the WFMU listener, and without complaint, despite some of your more curious song requests. However, for this appearance, coming off the recent release of their latest long-player Stuff Like That There, they have requested complete autonomy for once, so we struck a deal: What it means in practical terms is that they may sit for an interview, or they may spin some of their favorite records, or they may play a few songs live — or it could be any combination therein. Expect all those things, or perhaps none, or possibly something else entirely. This time, it really isn't up to us, and it's not up to you, either.

Eve Sicular of Isle of Klezbos and Metropolitan Klezmer
Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Drummer Eve Sicular is the leader of two of NYC's finest klezmer outfits, Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos. She's also the creator of the musical-documentary-theatre extravaganza J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files. This week Eve will share some of her favorite Yiddish / Jewish recordings - as well as introducing new albums by both of her stellar bands.

Ric Flair PLUS Irma Thomas
Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes two very special guests to his program on Saturday September 12th. Sixteen time World Champion Pro Wrestler, "The Nature Boy" himself, Ric Flair will be making what is sure to be a memorable appearance. To be the best you've got to interview the best! We will discuss Ric's use of "The Wanderer", the origination of "WHOO!" and many other important topics. Mr. Flair will be appearing as part of Big Time Wrestling events at The Glen Falls Civic Center on 9/18 and at Bethpage High School on 9/19.

Also appearing on this program will be The Soul Queen of New Orleans, the legendary Irma Thomas. Irma's great recordings include "Breakaway", "It's Raining", "Hittin' On Nothing" and the original version of "Time Is On My Side". She will be headlining the 2015 edition of Ponderosa Stomp on Saturday October 3rd in New Orleans. Irma has had a sensational career and is still going strong today.

To the best of anyone's knowledge, this is the first time Ric Flair and Irma Thomas will be appearing together!

The Pandoras
Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes the recently reformed queens of punk/garage/rock/paisley underground, The Pandoras for a live set! In town for gigs at 9/12 at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall and at WFMU's Monty Hall 9/13!

Put The Needle On The Final Summer Series Show
Friday, September 11th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the final episode in the extended 3 hour Friday afternoon summer series of WFMU's Put The Needle on the Record, DJs ALF, ADA, and Loop Skywalker will present a special tag team WFMU exclusive hip-hop megamix, political rappers Chuck D, Paris, and Boots Riley of the Coup will be interviewed by Billy Jam with Paris premiering more tracks from his new album "Pistol Politics" that will be released that same day, Irish correspondent to the show Ray Wingnut will interview unique Irish rapper Tommy KD, and Kimzilla will present a report on Burning Man.

JM Van Eaton
Thursday, September 10th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

A crucial element to the Sun Records sound was former Little Green Man, JM Van Eaton, who manned the house drum kit behind hundreds of sessions, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Billy Lee Riley, Charlie Rich, Warren Smith, Onie Wheeler, Barbara Pittman, Sonny Burgess, Hayden Thompson, Narvel Felts and many, many more. Tune in as JM Van Eaton (in anticipation of his debut performance at this year's Ponderosa Stomp) spills the dirt on the reverb-drenched secrets behind the studio doors of 706 Union Avenue!

Barrence Whitfield & the Savages
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Longtime station favorite Barrence Whitfield & the Savages perform a smokin' live set on Irwin's program, Weds. Sept. 9th at 4pm. Irwin and Barrence have been friends since 1975 when young Barry, then living in East Orange, was singing Gentle Giant songs in prog-rock bands. Whitfield's 13th album, "Under the Savage Sky," is on Bloodshot Records. After his WFMU set, Barrence and the boys head over to Brooklyn's Bell House to wreak havoc.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
The Duane Train
Tamaryn is a vocalist originally from New Zealand and now living in NYC. Her neo Shoegaze debut album "The Waves" was released in 2010 on Mexican Summer to critical acclaim. On her brand new third release "CraneKiss," Tamaryn expands on her neo-gaze sound by letting her ethereal vocals sit at the forefront with the guitar haze being accentuated by icy programmed beats. Tamaryn and her band will be performing live.

Johanna Warren
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Leaning heavily on mysteries of nature and the moon, Johanna Warren creates music as lovely as her multi-octave voice. Warren writes simply and deep, using minimalist percussion and flute to embellish her emotional unravelings in song. Johanna Warren's second solo is titled "nūmūn" in tribute to the celestial body, and she plays some of those songs live on Irene's show. (Pronounciations: first name="jo-HA-nah, nūmūn=New Moon)

Heather McIntosh (Z For Zachariah/Compliance)
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Morricone Island welcomes Heather McIntosh, composer of director Craig Zobel's "Z For Zachariah," the follow up to his 2012 critically-acclaimed "Compliance." Heather is the house cellist for the Elephant 6 Collective playing and recording with the likes of The Olivia Tremor Control, of Montreal, Elf Power, Circulatory System, Apples in Stereo and The Ladybug Transistor. She has extended her multi-instrumental talents outside of Athens with Kevin Ayers, Linda Perhacs, Faust, Animal Collective, Cat Power, Superchunk, M Ward, St. Vincent, Azure Ray, Icy Demons, Bright Eyes, Gnarls Barkley and Lil Wayne. The soundtrack was released by Varese Sarabande on September 4th.

Atlantic Thrills
Monday, September 7th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

As amazing as their landmark 2014 single "Day at the Beach" was, these Providence, Rhode Island garage punkers managed to exceed the sky-high expectations with their 2015 debut full-length self-titled release on Almost Ready Records. After playing Shea Stadium on Sept 4, they make their long-awaited return to the WFMU studios!

Masterpiece Theatre: Melvins
Monday, September 7th, 2015, 9am - Noon
Imaginary Radio
A completely classy retrospective on the music of Hollywood heavy weirdos the Melvins. Turning back the pages to their Golden Era (1983 - 2005), this program will feature deep cuts, rare songs and incredible live performances curated by resident Melvins expert Chris M. There will also be a jellybean-counting contest to determine who will be the next bass player in the band.

Dirty Fences
Saturday, September 5th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Dirty Fences from New York City sling ‘70s street-level punk rock & roll. Tommy Ramone beat. Harmonies. Tons of vocals. From fast slasher power pop tunes to country ballads to Eddie Cochran style parents­just­dont­understand sex rock and roll, they know their stuff and have a lot of fun with it." Do they ever! Shortly after this appearance The Dirty Fences will embark on a national tour in support of their great new album on Slovenly, "Full Tramp."

Mable John
Saturday, September 5th, 2015, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Soul music legend Mable John who was the first female artist signed to Motown's Tamla label, then recorded for Stax Records and worked as the director for Ray Charles' backup singers, The Raelettes, for more than 12 years. She'll be making a rare public appearance at The Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans in October 2nd!

Put The Needle On The Live From Oakland Show
Friday, September 4th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the second last installment in his 14 week WFMU summer series Billy Jam and crew, including the Mighty Grouse, will present another live remote broadcast from Oakland. And in honor of that California city's famed Hieroglyphics hip-hop collective, filmmaker Shomari Smith will curate an exclusive WFMU special culling interview material, including outtakes, from his award winning documentary "Til Infinity" on the Hieros' Souls Of Mischief crew. San Francisco emcee/painter Z-Man will be interviewed by Billy Jam, Kimizlla will interview station manager Ken on the open source platform Audience Engine, and UK DJ Loop Skywalker will present another in his exclusive WFMU hip-hop megamixes.

Joe Frank - "Nausea"
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. An episode entitled "Nausea," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. September 2nd. Joe encounters a gorgeous female hitchhiker who takes pleasure in humiliating men who offer her a ride. Later, Joe dreams of becoming a world-class race car driver and describes his exploits. Finally, a contemplative man suddenly feels compelled to walk out of a 17-year marriage, even tho he has no place to go.

The Music of Wes Craven Films
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island pays film music tribute to horror film director Wes Craven who passed away at the age of 76 last Sunday, August 30th. Craven, best known as the man behind the Freddy Krueger and Ghostface masks as the creator of The Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises as well as The Last House On The Left and The Hills Have Eyes films, worked with many of the greats, including Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Charles Bernstein, Don Peake, Angelo Badalamenti, Harry Manfredini and Marco Beltrami.

Robert Pasbani of Metal Injection
Monday, August 31st, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave's guest on the show tonight is Robert Pasbani from the heavy metal website Metal Injection.

Natural Causes
Monday, August 31st, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

These Carrboro, N.C. synthpunks came together by accident when the switched-instrument goofing of Ben Carr (Paint Fumes), Ian Rose (Drag Sounds) and Geoff Schilling (Flesh Wounds) turned dark and weird. Self-titled debut LP out now on Snot Releases!

Amber Nelson, Bill Stiteler, DJ Primitive Sound System, Live music from Milk Dick and MORE!
Saturday, August 29th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
The eleventh live late night variety show comes to Monty Hall on August 29th. With stand up comedy from Amber Nelson and Bill Stiteler, live music from Milk Dick, a DJ set from Primitive Sound System, and surprise guests! You can watch live video of the show over at from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will appear on the WFMU phone apps, the WFMU homepage and Pat's playlist page. Or, you can come to Monty Hall and see the show in person and buy some reasonably priced popcorn!

Banning Eyre, biographer of Thomas Mapfumo, with special guest musician Chartwell Dutiro
Saturday, August 29th, 2015, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Writer, musician and Afropop Worldwide radio producer Banning Eyre joins us to discuss Lion Songs, his new biography of iconic Zimbabwean musician Thomas Mapfumo. Plus a special performance by singer and mbira virtuoso Chartwell Dutiro, a former member of Mapfumo's band. Dutiro will be teaching and leading workshops and performing at a range of venues in the NY metro area area through the end of September.

Nate K.
Saturday, August 29th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Nate The K joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to spread the word about Burn It Down!, his great Sunday morning show on WFMU and play some records. Nate will also discuss his Saturday night sleeping habits and whether he gets tired of hearing The Suicide Commandos every week.

“Becoming the Beach Boys” author James Murphy
Saturday, August 29th, 2015, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael celebrates the end of summer with guest James Murphy, author of "Becoming the Beach Boys, 1961–1963" which documents the band's formation and early success - with in-depth research that is (as one review put it) "...almost absurdly thorough”

Fox Millions Duo
Friday, August 28th, 2015, 9am - Noon
Marty McSorley's show
The all star drum buddy duo of Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Alien, Zs) and Kid Millions (Oneida, Man Forever, Spiritualized) team up to beat you into submission with a live set this morning.

Conrad Schnitzler
Thursday, August 27th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
As part of the 2015 Con-Con-Mythology tribute, Fabio will broadcast for the first time ever an interview with Conrad Schnitzler recorded in 2008. Schnitzler meticulously answers 20 questions for a Japanese magazine, though only a fraction of the interview was ever published. Schnitzler's friend Jin Kawai spent nearly a year translating the entire recording into Japanese. Now you can hear the original recording straight out of Schnitzler's mouth! Only on Strength Through Failure.

Patrick Delaney and Hutch Bannister of Chips and Beer Magazine
Thursday, August 27th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Coming out with issue #9 that contains a 30 page focus on Blue Oyster Cult, Patrick and Hutch will be spinning a variety of tunes and talking about the development of this mega zine that's been around since 2011. Always meaty issues, Chips and Beer features metal new and old, without any frills or trends. Volume #9 also has a Sci-Fi/ Supernatural undercurrent. Tune in and rock off your eyebrows!

178 Product
Thursday, August 27th, 2015, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Sal P from Liquid Liquid leads this post punk improvisational group. They describe themselves as 'Jam Not Jam'. Recorded live in Studio B plus interview.

Complete *plus* Octagrape
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

The smoke hasn't even cleared from the amps at WFMU's Summer Thunder concert at Union Pool this weekend, and two of the show's acts play live on Brian's show today! COMPLETE are a Ft Worth, Texas trio that can be best described as dark-n-heavy Free Boogie from another dimension. With such songs as "Dreaming", "Hot As Hell" and "Hoogie Boogie Land" (somewhat widely circulated internet sensations), the band, fronted by Curt Low, are the Real Deal, people. This is their first trip to the NYC area and you cannot miss. OCTAGRAPE are also on the bill today: a project of Glen Galloway (of Soul Junk and onetime member of Trumans Water), this San Diego combo exercise some blowtorch psychedelic punk in the spirit of Mainliner, Swell Maps, Major Stars and other faves of this program. Tune in!

Eric Gilliland
Monday, August 24th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave's guest for tonight is writer Eric Gilliland.

Special guest co-host Kelly Jones
Monday, August 24th, 2015, 6pm - 7pm
Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.
Sportsy Talk welcomes a VERY SPECIAL GUEST COHOST— Keeper of the Sportsy Talk Trophy! Originator of the very term "Sportsy Talk"! By popular demand (of Listener Jim), it's KELLY JONES! So, you know, Sportsy Talk/Lady Talk/ Sportsy Talk/ Lady Talk ...etc. ad infinitum. Or until 7:00 PM, anyway.

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