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Singles Going Soundtrack! (Blaxploitation Edition)
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island host DJ Devon E. Levins spins some of his favorite blaxploitation 7" OSTs.

DJ Justin CollectorScum
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
For this year's installment of Singles Going Steady, Creamo Coyl welcomes back record collector extraordinaire Justin CollectorScum. Justin will be bringing another deep box stacked with top-shelf punk singles from the days of yore. If you tuned in last time Justin visited, then you know that you are in store for a serious treat.

Dave Hill sits in with Pseu!
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, Noon - 3pm
Pseu's Thing With A Hook
WFMU's own Dave Hill, comedian and musician knows a good hook when he hears one, and makes lots of his own in his band Valley Lodge. Pseu and Dave will team up on Pseu's Thing With A Hook this coming Tuesday at noon to compare all things riff-related!

Matt & Ken's Friendly Battle TO THE BLOODY DEATH!
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, 9am - Noon
Garbage Time with Matt Warwick
Station Manager Ken Freedman joins Matt Warwick on Garbage Time this week for a friendly dueling of singles TO THE DEATH Who will win? Who will die? Tune in to FIND OUT.

Station Manager Ken Freedman and a new Scam Roundup
Monday, October 15th, 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
Station Manager Ken visits Techtonic as cohost with Mark Hurst for a special October Fundraiser episode. Ken will bring along a scam or two for the return of the beloved "Scam Roundup" segment, as he and Mark Hurst talk about the latest creep-tastic ways that technology is permeating our lives.

The Singles-Going-Steady show
Monday, October 15th, 2018, 3:01pm - 6pm
Scott Williams's show
The Singles-Going-Steady show gives Scott a reason to buy a bunch of 45s once a year.

21st Century Gold
Monday, October 15th, 2018, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Singles Going Steady week at WFMU isn't just for those delectable collectibles and oldies but goodies! Tune in Monday Oct 15 noon-3 pm to hear three hours of solid gold gems from the past 10 years.

Scary Music
Sunday, October 14th, 2018, 5pm - 8pm
Samantha's show
Marcel of “What Was Music?” joins Samantha to play unnerving sounds. Tune in for soundtracks, strange noises and sound effects.

West Coast Jazz
Sunday, October 14th, 2018, 9am - Noon
destination: OUT (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Not Mulligan and Baker, but Carter, Bradford, Golia, and Tapscott. Among others.

Doctor Nativo's Guatemaya: New Mayan-Inspired Music From Guatemala
Saturday, October 13th, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Guatemalan singer Doctor Nativo named his excellent debut solo album Guatemaya to honor the inspiration he gets from his home country's Mayan culture and spirituality. The album, on the esteemed Central American indie label Stonetree Records, also features Tzutu Kan. Kan raps in Tz’utujil, a Mayan language. Nativo and Tzutu are joined by an all-star crew of New York musicians for a live set on this week's show.

Joan Jett and Kenny Laguna, The Scientists and Mark Sultan, The Mystery Lights, The Number Ones and Amyl and The Sniffers
Saturday, October 13th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Joan Jett is a vital part of rock'n'roll history and continues to add to her legacy. She gained infamy as a member of The Runaways and commercial success on her own with The Blackhearts. Joan has also been the inspiration for many women to pick up the guitar (and no doubt some dudes too). Kenny Laguna is her producer, mentor and label head. Kenny is largely known for his work in the bubblegum era of the late sixties, experience he has to put to good use with Joan. Joan and Kenny can currently be viewed in the Magnolia Pictures documentary "Bad Reputation". Joan and Kenny will discuss their history this Saturday.

Australia's legendary Scientists have reunited their classic 1982 line-up of Kim Salmon, Tony Thewlis, Boris Sujdovic and Brett Rixon and are doing their first ever US tour. They will also be recording their first album since 1987's, The Human Jukebox. Their legend has deservedly grown over time and will be on full display Friday October 12th at Monty Hall.

Mark Sultan has played in such legendary Canadian garage combos as Les Sexareenos and performed in duos with the likes of King Khan (as King Khan and BBQ) and Bloodshot Bill (as The Ding Dongs). For his new album on Modern Sky, Mark has teamed up with one of New York's top combos, Mystery Lights. The glorious results of this union can be heard live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show.

The Number Ones are Dublin's Kings Of Power Pop! Their recent EP on Static Shock Records, "Another Side Of The Number Ones" contains 4 absolute gems. Hear them in all their glory live on The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show and at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Sheer Mag on October 10th!

Amyl and The Sniffers are causing a world-wide sensation with their startling blend of punk and 70's spirited rock from their home country of Australia. Lead vocalist Amy Taylor's dynamic performances are already turning their live shows into the stuff of legend. They raised the roof at Goner Fest and will do the same at Baby's All Right on Thursday Oct. 11th. Find out what all the fuss is about when they perform live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show.

Charley Crockett
Saturday, October 13th, 2018, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Charley Crockett about his amazing new album "Lonesome As A Shadow" and the years he spent traveling the world, singing on New York City subway cars and streets of New Orleans - all of whcih helped Crockett develop his unique style, a musical gumbo of Delta blues, honky-tonk, gospel, cajun jazz, soul and Tejano.

Downtown Deep Soulville
Friday, October 12th, 2018, 8pm - 9pm
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine
Downtown Deep Soulville, featuring strictly deep, growling, intense, screaming 45s.

The Third Edition of Borschty Talk: The Keilbasa Special
Friday, October 12th, 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu
Link up with the Kielbasa specialists Micah and Stashu as they explore the spices behind the meats that make you salivate. Also be prepared for a healthy helping of Polka songs related to the topic.

Friday, October 12th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
In honor of the undisputed champion of the domestic pet, Sophisticated Boom Boom will be dedicating a three-hour special to the sultry n’ sophisticated, independent and intelligent, bold n’ brilliant, soft n’ silky, unequaled and exceptional FELIS CATUS. Listeners who have inundated Sheila B. with their favorite cat songs, poetry, artwork, videos and shouts of support (and dissent) will have their voices heard and song requests honored! Plus special appearances by Garfield, Grumpy Cat, Sylvester, Tigger, Hello Kitty, Heathcliff, Bagpuss, the Cheshire Cat, and more! Please direct all cat-song suggestions to sheilab (at) wfmu (dot) org, now until 10/10.

Spazz Comes Alive
Thursday, October 11th, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
The Greatest Live Show in the Universe from all of your favorite Music To Spazz By favorites!

Kaye Blegvad
Thursday, October 11th, 2018, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Trouble welcomes Kaye Blegvad to This is the Modern World. Kaye is an illustrator, who also creates jewelry, ceramics and books. Her work often deals with ideas about female identity and mental health. Her recent book 'Dog Years' is about learning to live with depression as if it was a bad dog; training it, making peace with it, and realizing you aren't alone.

Disco and Space Jazz with BLT
Thursday, October 11th, 2018, Midnight - 3am
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
BLT joins Small Change to trade off disco favorites that will segue into spacier sounds for the wee hours.

Annual Punk/Post-punk/Power Pop/New Wave Throwback Show!
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Three things you can count on in October: A chill in the air, leaves changing color, and Evan "Funk" Davies returning to his early '80s college radio roots and playing nothing but vintage punk, post-punk, power pop, and new wave records — all from his personal collection. It’s one of EFD's most popular shows of the year, so don’t miss it!

A Shut Up Weirdo Re-Run Fills in for Seven Second Delay
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Shut Up, Weirdo with Frangry and Michele

The Return of Amanda
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
From 2009 to 2011 Irwin regularly aired home recordings by a hyperactive Alabama pre-teen named Amanda. These recordings drove listeners wild, up the wall, or AWAY. They were eventually compiled on two marathon premium CDs. Recently Amanda's brother Jody discovered a previously unaired seven-track cassette from 1987 featuring Amanda and her friend Brandy in their hellacious prime, shrieking and chanting along with drum machines, keyboards and kitchen utensils. As part of WFMU's month-long October Jamboree—TRIGGER WARNING!—Irwin will air these recordings throughout his show on Weds., October 10, between 3 and 6 pm Eastern.

Gong Gong Gong (工工工 in Chinese)
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

Scott welcomes the Beijing-based rhythm n' drone duo Gong Gong Gong to the Long Rally, (工工工 in Chinese) tapping into the spirit of Bo Diddley, the Monks, and West African desert blues. Tom Ng’s percussive guitar and Joshua Frank’s melodic, charging bass create a repetitive pulse and a "phantom drummer." Atop this framework, Ng recounts Cantonese tales of absurdity, love and lust. Don't miss.

Jonathan Herweg guest hosts with Marcel M
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, Midnight - 3am
What Was Music? with Marcel M
Jonathan Herweg of the program, "Blurred and Obscured," drops by to spin some records and chat about what was blurred and what was obscured and probably some other stuff too. You'll love it.

Peplum with Co-Host Joel St. Germain
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
In support of WFMU's annual October silent fundraiser, Rolling Motions' Joel St. Germain joins Devon E. Levins in open-toed footwear with swords in hand on a special episode of Morricone Youth celebrating the greased up, shirtless muscle men of Peplum, the historical and Biblical costume drama epics that dominated Italian cinema from 1958-1965.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
NYC trio BLOOR have been tearing up the stage locally for the past year and are preparing the release of their debut album for the Astral Spirits label in early 2019. Comprised of sax/guitar/drums, BLOOR recall no wave/jazz attack units such as Massacre, Blurt and The Flying Luttenbachers. But there is more to BLOOR than mere blare, so tune into Spin Age Blasters this Tuesday, October 9th at 3 PM to hear all of this and more.

100% Canadian Content, Part 2
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Time for the second half of Tony's Canuck psych and prog extravaganza. This week it's "les frogs canadiens" — the francophones of Quebec. "La belle province" had a strong prog scene in the '70s, so expect plenty of swirling keyboards.

Jamie Brew, cofounder of Botnik, playing AI-assisted pop songs
Monday, October 8th, 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
What do you get when you mix Bob Dylan lyrics with negative Yelp reviews? An AI-inflected folk song, straight out of the uncanny valley. You'll hear this song and more on the next Techtonic, when Mark interviews Jamie Brew, cofounder of Botnik, using machine learning and artificial intelligence to remix language into comedy and art.

The Synth show
Monday, October 8th, 2018, 3:01pm - 6pm
Scott Williams's show
There was a time when bands used their liner notes to declare that they used NO SYNTHESIZERS. This show is Volume 2 of the opposite of that. (Vol 1, from November 2012, is here).

Chuck Prophet live from Monty Hall
Monday, October 8th, 2018, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Rocktober kicks into high gear with an amazing live performance from Chuck Prophet and Mission Express! Recorded last summer at WFMU's Monty Hall, this set captures Chuck and band at the top of their game featuring tunes from his latest LP. Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins and other faves from his vast catalog. After being blown away by this performance, you won't want to miss Chuck & Co. Oct 12 at Rent Party in Maplewood NJ!

More People You May Know
Monday, October 8th, 2018, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Last year around this time, Joe did a show he really enjoyed. He played songs with titles that named people: First name, last name. An example of this type of song would be David Bowie's "Andy Warhol" (even though he hasn't played this one). This year, Joe will be playing more songs like this. He will enjoy it. He hopes that you will, too!

Loft Jazz
Sunday, October 7th, 2018, 9am - Noon
destination: OUT (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
A three-hour tour of downtown NYC, circa 1975, inspired by Michael Heller's book, Loft Jazz

Preview of the Oct 11 HONK NYC! @ Monty Hall Brass and Street Band Concert Extravaganza
Saturday, October 6th, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Our brass-tastic annual collaboration with NY's beloved brass and street band extravaganza, the HONK NYC! Festival, returns to WFMU's Monty Hall Thursday night October 11th. This year's show features no less than five power-packed bands: Unidos do Swing from Brazil, New Creations from New Orleans, NY Afro-Colombian crew Bulla en el Barrio; Brooklyn phalanx The L Train Brass Band; plus the NOLA / Brazil / NYC mix of Nation Beat. We'll get psyched with music from this year's bands plus highlights from last year's Monty Hall HONK NYC! spectacular.

Jacques Le Coque
Saturday, October 6th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Hailing from Stamford, Connecticut, Jacques Le Coque play Replacements-style garage pop with a lot more youth and a very Velvet-y Underground warmth on the master mix. Their return engagement on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show celebrates the release of their brand new album "Positively Jacques Le Coque". Catch them performing the great songs from this album that evening at Our Wicked Lady in Bushwick.

The World's Greatest Music Experts
Saturday, October 6th, 2018, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael Shelley welcomes the long awaited return of The World's Greatest Music Experts! Tune in and hear the panel discuss musical minutia. Better yet, take part by asking a question or suggesting a topic by emailing the experts at:

Celebrating 50 Years of CAN w/ special guest Rob Young, author of All Gates Open
Friday, October 5th, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
Daniel Blumin's show
Celebrate 50 Years of wunderschnapps sound explorers Can w/ special guest Rob Young, author of All Gates Open: The Story of Can! The definitive biography includes special material by Can's keyboardist Irmin Schmidt and clocks in at over 500 pages, so there will be stories aplenty as we play Can trax and chat about the history and career of one of the most legendary Krautrock bands of all time! Tune in and post your Can questions on the playlist at!

Downtown Latin Soulville
Friday, October 5th, 2018, 8pm - 9pm
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine
Downtown Latin Soulville, featuring strictly Latin soul 45s from the likes of Larry Harlow and Manny Corchado.

Put the Needle On Rap-tober 2018: WFMU's Condensed History of Hip-Hop
Friday, October 5th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Call it “Rap-tober 2018” when WFMU’s “Put The Needle On The Record” will neatly condense 45 years of hip-hop history into four one hour shows. Part One will be “Hip-Hop History: Roots, Birth + Uncertain First Decade” when host Billy Jam will be joined in the studio by fellow WFMU DJ $mall Change.

Friday, October 5th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Within just a few months of releasing her debut single, Australian dream-pop artist Hatchie was popping up on music blogs across the globe, lauded for her melody-drenched guitar-pop that recalls 90s British bands like the Cocteau Twins, the Sundays, and My Bloody Valentine. Heavenly Records signed her on the spot, Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins re-mixed her second single, “Sure,” and her debut EP “Sugar & Spice” was met with the warmest of receptions. She just completed a run of sold-out shows with Alvvays and Snail Mail, and will be stopping by WFMU HQ for a live session and interview.

It’s the Song Not the Singer
Thursday, October 4th, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
There are no words to describe this special Shut Up! version of Music To Spazz By: three hours of mind bending instrumentals that will leave you speechless.

Burlesquetastic Chat Session!
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
This week on In Real Life, join the Girls on Fire as they welcome to the show some fellow girls who are on fire—the rising and super stars of the New York City burlesque scene! Tune into to hear all your burning questions about burlesque answered—including "what's the strangest thing you've ever used to cover yourself on stage?"—and to get all the sordid details on a very special burlesque show happening near you this very weekend! It's a stimulating show you won't want to miss.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Like the house band at the last bar at the end of the universe, Quietus lingers, contemplates, broods, while subtly building to a sublime cacophonous pinnacle before pulling the rug out from listeners and sending them crashing to the ground. Like a post-rock take on late-night-tale tellers such as Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, and the Tindersticks, and with a touch of the world-weary melancholy of Townes Van Zandt, Quietus offers the perfect soundtrack to our most current existential crisis. The band is celebrating the release of its new album, Volume Four, at Wonders of Nature in Brooklyn on Thursday, September 13 and will be live on Burn It Down! on October 2. Have your whiskey and cigarettes at the ready.

Stelvio Cipriani R.I.P.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island pays tribute to Italian film composer giant Stelvio Cirpriani who died yesterday on October 1st at the age of 81 in Rome battling severe cerebal ischemia since December. Although Cipriani will likely be best remembered for his blockbuster 1970 score to "The Anonymous Venetian," host Devon E. Levins will highlight some of his personal favorites from career of approximately 250 film and television soundtrack credits beginning in 1966 with spaghetti western "The Bounty Killers," starring Thomas Milian.

Allen Ravenstine
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
Creamo Coyl welcomes the one and only Allen Ravenstine to the studio for an extended chat and a bird’s-eye view of his long career as a pioneering synthesizer master in such groups as Hy Maya, Red Krayola and, most famously, Pere Ubu. We’ll take in a wide sampling of Allen’s music while discuss life in the avant-garage of proto-punk Cleveland, his later career as a commercial aviator and his return to form on excellent new solo album, Waiting For The Bomb (ReR Megacorp). Tune in October 2nd at 3 PM for this special installment of the Spin Age.

100% Canadian Content, Part 1
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Join Tony for the first half of a two-part miniseries focused on psych and prog from our sisters and brothers of the Great White North. Part one features the Anglo-Canadians. Expect everything from big stars like The Guess Who to fabulous obscurities.

Fayelord- Instrumental Superhits
Monday, October 1st, 2018, 8pm - 9pm
Domestic Partner with Faye
To celebrate the first day of the October Silent Marathon, esteemed radio duo Fayelord (Faye & Gaylord Fields) return to the airwaves for a very special episode of Domestic Partner! During this hour, Faye & Gaylord will be exploring the phenomenon of the instrumental superhit- a concept that seems foreign in today's musical landscape. Cast your FAYEte to the wind & listen in for the whole scoop!

Delphine Blue is in for Vocal Fry Tonight
Monday, October 1st, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
The Rest Is Noise with Delphine Blue

Douglas Durst Interview on The National Debt Clock
Monday, October 1st, 2018, 6pm - 7pm
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
One of the most striking data visualizations in the world sits half a block from Times Square: the National Debt Clock, which displays the current U.S. national debt, and your family's share of it. On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst interviews Douglas Durst, who manages the National Debt Clock - using technology to raise awareness about this pressing issue. That's Monday October 1st from 6-7 on Techtonic with Mark Hurst.

Delgres Live: A Unique Power Trio Connects the Caribbean, the Bayou, The Mississippi Delta and More
Saturday, September 29th, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Delgres is a compelling guitar, sousaphone and drum power trio. They're based in Paris, but inspired by leader Pascal Danaë's ancestral roots in Guadalupe, they forge a sort of missing musical link between African diaspora cultures in the French Caribbean and the US. And they really rock out. We're thrilled to have Delgres stop in to perform live in the studio during their fall US tour. (Their NY date is / was Tuesday night Sept 25th at Joe's Pub.) We'll hear Delgres perform music from their excellent new album Mo Jodi and more - include a surprising twist on a blues-inspired British rock classic. Don't miss Delgres' Garden State debut right here on WFMU!

Put The Needle On Illingsworth
Friday, September 28th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Detroit producer (and sometime rapper) Illingsworth has teamed up with Mello Music Group for his latest project; the mostly instrumental 17 track album “You're No Fun” that gets released September 28th. That same day WFMU’s Billy Jam will interview the innovative artist on “Put The Needle On The Record."

Kelly Jones Guest Hosts Honky Tonk Radio Girl Tonight
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018, 8pm - 9pm
Honky Tonk Radio Girl with Becky

Jessica Bruder
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
Jessica Bruder is a journalist who reports on subcultures and economic justice. In her recent book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, she spent months living in a camper van affectionately named “Van Halen”, documenting itinerant Americans who gave up traditional housing and hit the road full time, enabling them to travel from job to job and carve out a place for themselves in our precarious economy. The project spanned three years and more than 15,000 miles of driving—from coast to coast and from Mexico to the Canadian border. Jess Bruder will join Kimzilla and Emily in studio live to talk about her book and her own experiences being on the road.

En Attendant Ana
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

French sensations En Attendant Ana have been on the Burn It Down! radar for a couple years now, and we are delighted to welcome the Parisian quintet to the show for a live set. Recalling Unrest at its most infectious, the band also brings to mind the furious strum of the Wedding Present, the gleefully skewed sensibilities of the Clean, and the avant-garde cool of fellow Gauls Stereolab (also, dig that trumpet!). A perfect melding of pure pop precision and old-fashion racket-making, the band is on tour in the States now and will play Alphaville, in Brooklyn, on September 20. Catch them live on Burn It Down! on Tuesday, September 25. And look for them as they take over Gonerfest, in Memphis, Tennessee, September 27-30.

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai discusses the band's latest soundtrack for directors Jonathan and Josh Baker's 2018 sci-fi film "Kin." Formed in Glasgow in 1995, the band has been scoring for feature length films, tv and documentaries since 2006 collaborating with Clint Mansell and Kronos Quartet on "The Fountain" and on their own for "Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait." Others include Duncan Roy's 2007 "The Picture of Dorian Gray," French TV series "Les Revenants," and documentaries "Atomic: Living In Dread And Promise" and "Before The Flood" (co-written with Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Gustavo Santoalalla). The "Kin" soundtrack is available on limited vinyl and CD in the U.S. via Temporary Residence.

Oh Boland
Monday, September 24th, 2018, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Oh Boland returns to WFMU to deliver another helping of boredom-fueled pop melodies driven by a love of girl group, country music and '70s power pop, enshrouded in the drunken slop of the Irish barroom rock n roll band and the unbridled motion of punk.

Carmen Marsico of Newpoli: Dynamic New Directions in Italian Roots Music
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Boston-based Newpoli re-imagines the lively tarantella and other sounds of Southern Italy and around the Mediterranean. The band celebrates the release of an excellent new album of traditional and original songs, Mediterraneo, with a big show as part of the New York Gypsy Festival at Drom in the East Village on Friday October 5th. Newpoli's Carmen Marsico joins us to introduce the album and contrast and compare some of the traditional source songs with Newpoli's inventive re-imaginings.

People Like Us screening and interview with live videostream!
Friday, September 21st, 2018, Noon - 3pm
Bryce's show (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Yes, it’s possible to do such a thing on WFMU! Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) will join Bryce for a chat, and the new People Like Us movie The Mirror will screen in full in theatrical form on the front page of the website with simultaneous radio broadcast on Bryce’s Show on Friday 21 September 2018 at 2pm.

Aya Katz
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
The girls on fire welcome Aya Katz, an ape language researcher with a PhD in linguistics, and the author of several books for adults and children. Aya adopted Bow, a chimpanzee, into her family and began teaching him literacy over a decade ago, and he has since learned to communicate effectively using English and Hebrew. Join Emily and Kimzilla as they talk with Aya about learning, linguistics, and life with an ape!

The Music of Burt Reynolds Films and TV shows
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Love him or hate him, much of the music spawned from the best films and TV shows featuring Burt Reynolds is undeniable. The actor, director, producer and stuntman died on September 6th at the age of 82 in Jupiter, Florida. With nearly 200 film and tv credits to his name, one can expect a jam-packed hour of some of Devon's favorite soundtracks of all time.

Ray Cooper
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018, 4pm - 7pm
on Continental Subway with David Dichelle
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Acoustic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ray Cooper, formerly of Oysterband, will join the Subway for a few songs and an interview. Currently residing in Sweden, Ray is currently on tour in Central Europe, showcasing his new solo album, Between the Golden Age & The Promised Land. One of his recent releases, Palace of Tears, reflects his time as a musician in East Germany, something we will have to get to the bottom of!

Deaf Wish
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
Spin Age Blasters is proud to present the third WFMU visit in seven years by Aussie powerhouse Deaf Wish. Following the release of their fifth LP (and second for Sub Pop), Lithium Zion, Deaf Wish once again burn down the studio with their lightning-strike twin-guitar attack anchored by an unwavering rhythm section. All four members contribute vocals, emphasizing their collective approach to catharsis. The band even played some as-yet-unreleased material that they are currently hammering out on a full US tour. Check your local listings to see if Deaf Wish is coming to your area; but until that day comes, we've got this session (expertly captured by engineer Mario Santana) to whet your whistle and maintain your equilibrium. Tune in next Tuesday to SPIN AGE BLASTERS with Creamo Coyl to catch some lightning in your bottle.

The True Loves
Monday, September 17th, 2018, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

The True Loves are an 8-piece band from Seattle, Washington who specialize in deep-pocket instrumental grooves. Their 2017 self-released album, Famous Last Words, is about to be reissued by the soul-funk specialists at Colemine Records, and in celebration, the band stopped by WFMU to play a few tunes from the LP. If you like funky instrumental music, you're sure to dig the True Loves. Tune in around 11 a.m. for this excellent live session.

The Creation Factory and Wayne Kramer
Saturday, September 15th, 2018, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
People don’t dance anymore to rock bands, but The Creation Factory is here to change that. Channeling the sounds of 1960s psychedelic beats, the Los Angeles-based five-piece isn't just making music—"we're capturing the sort of sounds that people don’t hear anymore," says front man Shane Stots—it's creating an experience. That experience is captured on their fantastic debut album on Lollipop Records as well as their amazing live shows. Don't miss The Creation Factory on tour at Monty Hall on Friday Sept. 14th and Rough Trade Saturday Sept. 15th.

Wayne Kramer, fabled guitarist of the legendary MC5 chats with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about his new autobiography, "The Hard Stuff" (Da Capo). This piercing book details Kramer's time not only with The MC5 and his Detroit upbringing, but also his travails with crime, hard drugs and prison after the band called it quits. Wayne made it through the darkness and can be seen with The 2018 MC50 Tour at Irving Plaza on Monday September 17th.

Mother Termite Lives in Chicken and Other Tales
Saturday, September 15th, 2018, Midnight - 3am
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Imagine a sequence of unrelated tales translated from the tattooed hieroglyphics on the tongues of a chorus of old salts who, upon emerging from a pub after several days and nights of hard drink, bawdy song, and a barkeep who had threatened them with all manner of violent acts to be perpetrated upon their bodies if they didn’t shut up, had a brief brush with fame when a photographer of some reknown captured a moment where they, staggering at angles so severe, were prisoners of a gravity that you and I will never know.

Now, forget that and imagine a warehouse find of a stash of unknown Caedmon LPs: Cary Grant reading Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception, Groucho Marx reading Mark Twain’s The Mysterious Stranger, Dirk Bogarde reading Colin Wilson’s The Outsider, Shel Silverstein reading from Francois Rabelaiis’ Gargantua and Pantagruel. Now, forget that and imagine 40+ minutes of air time featuring the literary talents of Gaylord Fields, Bronwyn C., Steinski, DJ Stashu, Cheyenne, Scott Williams, and the Inflatable Squirrel Carcass. That’s what you're going to hear if you tune in this evening at midnight.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Baton Rouge heavies Thou make their WFMU debut on, "What Was Music?" fresh off the release of their Magus LP. Thou not only has a massive sound but also write songs laden with emotion and feeling unlike so many of their sludgy peers. Tune in to get crushed.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Tamar-kali discuss her 2017 film score debut for director Dee Rees' "Mudbound" and Netflix's "Come Sunday." The Brooklyn born and bred vocalist leads her own Psychochamber Ensemble and is a member of the Black Rock Coalition. Her voice has been featured in the Rees' 2011 film "Pariah," HBO’s 2015 biopic "Bessie" and documentaries "AfroPunk" and "Songs For Nina." Tamar-kali returns home from last week's "Future Is Female" concert celebrating the music of woman film composers performed by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra and last month's Soundtrack Cologne 15 in Germany.

Sunday, September 9th, 2018, 5pm - 8pm
on Samantha's show

Pelvi$$ comes to play a set on Samantha'a show. Influences from Butthole Surfers and New York No Wave, Pelvi$$ describe themselves as psychedelic sludge punk on a swamp pop skeleton. The foursome have a new tape out on Fuzzy Warbles Cassettes, and are playing next on Saturday September 8 at Ceremony in Brooklyn.

Mike Pace
Sunday, September 9th, 2018, 3pm - 5pm
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

During the mid-aughts, as the guitarist and singer for the late, great Oxford Collapse, Mike Pace helped bring a wry, yet nonetheless anthemic and heartfelt, take on first-wave American indie to a New York City scene that, at the time, seemed unable to imagine such a thing could exist. With his excellent solo project, featuring an on-again/off-again backing band called the Child Actors, Pace takes his songwriting to a new level, moving away from the punk underpinnings of his old band in favor of a more elaborate, classically sparkling pop sensibility and recalling the likes of ELO, Warren Zevon, and Todd Rundgren, among others, in equal measure. Mike drops by Burn It Down! on September 9 for a solo set of songs from his new album Smooth Sailing.

Spotlight on Flushing Town Hall, Celebrating Queens' cultural diversity, with Sami Abu Shumays
Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Flushing Town Hall is an urban success story. The beautiful 1862 Romanesque Revival landmark building had over time been a Civil War recruitment center, theatre (Tom Thumb was the resident celebrity for a time), courthouse and jail. But by the 1970s it had fallen into a severe state of disrepair. It was restored in 1990 and turned into a cultural center with a mission "to present multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City". That includes lots of great concerts, and the fall season kicks off with a doozie: The exuberant sounds of Peruvian village brass band La Patronal, making an ultra-rare appearance on Friday September 14th. Flushing Town Hall Deputy Director Sami Abu Shumays, who leads New York's wonderful Egyptian-movie-music-style band Zikrayat by night, joins us to tell the story and preview some upcoming season highlights.

Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis
Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks & Memphis rock-n-roll royalty Linda Gail Lewis about their just release collaborative album "Wild! Wild! Wild!" which, f.y.i., is Michael's #1 album of 2018!

Put The Needle On The Colorado Crush Walls - Denver Remote
Friday, September 7th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
All this week (thru Sept 9) in Denver Colorado is the annual street art festival "Crush Walls" where 100+ local & international aerosol artists will do live wall art throughout the Mile High City's RiNo art district. Billy Jam will broadcast this Friday's "Put The Needle On The Record" from the festival area's Meadowlark Kitchen, located at 2705 Larimer Street, Friday Sep 7th at 5pm local Mountain Time / 7pm back in NJ on WFMU.

Arthur Moon
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
Irene Trudel's show
Lora-Faye Åshuvud heads up Arthur Moon, a pop-trionica ensemble based in Brooklyn. In an article for Paper, they write "She's an award-winning composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist who doesn't read music; she writes her lyrics using collaged newspaper clippings, and she cites an out-of-tune banjo and her own aphasia migraines (which cause her to speak nonsensically) as inspiration." The music is both disorienting and lovely at the same time. Arthur Moon has a new album and they perform a live set for WFMU.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Brooklyn based noise-somethings Conduit return to, "What Was Music?" to premiere their new LP, Drowning World, and hang out for an interview. Tune in to hear the album in its entirety and drink some beers with us. Conduit is easily one of the best bands in NYC right now. Not to be missed!

The Lemon Twigs
Tuesday, September 4th, 2018, Noon - 3pm
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook

Brothers Michael and Brian D'Addario (19 and 21 years old respectively) have been very busy re-invigorating the pop-rock music form practically since they were out of diapers. Even with film and Broadway under their belts, the Boys' laser focus on the mastery of songwriting, instrumentation and recording have gotten international attention from fans, critics and music luminaries like Elton John, Brian Wilson and Todd Rundgren. With the release of their second LP, Go To School, The D'Addarios boldly tackle the rock musical/concept album form to address the ills of the world and the purity of love we can still retain. The band will perform three songs from Go To School then will sit down and chat with Pseu.

Come to the Sunshine marathon
Monday, September 3rd, 2018, 11am - 8pm
on Come to the Sunshine with Andrew Sandoval
(on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Tune in to WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban webstream all day on Labor Day for a Come To The Sunshine marathon!! Starting at 11am, we'll play 3 episodes of summer sounds, followed by a countdown of all the most played songs and artists starting at 6 PM.

Rinde Eckert
Friday, August 31st, 2018, Noon - 3pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Writer, composer, performer and intense presence Rinde Eckert will play live on Miniature Minotaurs on August 31. Over the last four decades, Eckert has worked with such luminaries as Paul Dresher, Steve Mackey, Paola Prestini and the Kronos Quartet, while mounting numerous award-winning theatrical productions of his own. The Natural World is Eckert's first completely solo album. Writing, singing and playing more than a dozen instruments, the powerful performer has delivered a surprisingly personal and melancholy record. He'll perform songs from the new album and talk about the creative process and his New Jersey roots.

The 10th Annual Evan "Funk" Davies Show Disco/Dance Party!
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Is there a better way to close out the month of August than getting down with three hours of classic dance and/or disco jams from the '70s and early '80s? No, there is not. You can count on EFD to just be good to you, and he's been stockpiling newly acquired 12-inches in addition to the classics you wait for every year. Hook up the disco ball, pull the rug back, and tell the downstairs neighbors to go out to the movies (or just invite them up!). It all happens Wednesday night the 29th at 9pm on WFMU!

Michael Hurley
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, 7pm - 8pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Noted for his charmingly simple, story songs sung with a twinkle in his eye, Michael Hurley has to his credit so many solo albums that they're a little had to keep track of. A former member of the Holy Modal Rounders, Hurley is also a fine artist who occasionally adds his homebrew Snock Comix to his website, Snocko News. Lately, a younger generation has been discovering Michael's charms. In honor of his live show coming up at Union Pool in September, Irene is re-airing a live set Michael Hurley recorded for John Allen and herself, which they ran on their overlapping shows back in 2004.

Think Tank
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Think Tank are dropping by, "What Was Music?" for their WFMU debut. The Brooklyn/Baltimore based quartet is equally at home in noisy free rambles as well as melodic and introspective passages. Think Tank are an exciting group that conjure up a unique and individual sound each time they play.

Sunday, August 26th, 2018, 8pm - 10pm
Gaylord Fields's show
Grandiose and flamboyant in sound and style, the band Uni (pronounced OO-nee, as in the Japanese delicacy consisting of the gonads of some poor unfortunate sea urchin) grace WFMU's studios for the first time. Judging by the glam-art-psych-pop-grunge-rock splendor of the group's discography of four singles so far, expect them in this live performance to rip it up like they just don't care and then superglue it all back together, like the good-bad but not evil boys and girls they ultimately are.

Yuriy Gurzhy of Rotfront and Russendisko: An Audio Postcard from Ukraine via Berlin
Saturday, August 25th, 2018, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Yuriy Gurzhy, originally from Ukraine, has made a name for himself in Berlin as a musician, DJ, producer, and radio broadcaster. In the 90s he co-founded Berlin's legendary Russendisko club nights, which brought music from the former USSR to the dancefloor. Russendisko trademarked a mix of Iron Curtain kitsch and of-the-moment edginess. Yuriy also co-founded Rotfront - an uproarious band that brings the Russendisko ethos to life. To celebate the Day-After-Ukrainian-Independence-Day, Yuriy sends us an audio postcard from Berlin. He'll introduce the music of Rotfront and spin some great new music from Ukraine.

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