Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Put The Needle on the Irish Hip-Hop: Fall 2012 Version
Friday, October 5th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Ex-pat Billy Jam returns to his homeland once again to find all the latest in Irish Hip-Hop, which is in its healthiest state to date, with lots of new music, some classics, plus interviews and freestyles from select Irish hip-hop artists on Put The Needle on The Record Friday, October 5th, 7pm

What's a Record Label?
Friday, October 5th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
And for that matter, what does "unreleased" mean? Send Kurt your favorite Soundcloud, Bandcamp or other streaming tunes (they can even be your own!) and then tune in for three full hours of music not "put out" by any "record label." Please send links to miniature.minotaurs [at] gmail [dot] com or write through the playlist here.

The Astro Twins
Thursday, October 4th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Night People
Mark your calendars for a very special episode of Night People featuring The Astro Twins: Tali and Ophira Edut- authors, and astrologists for and Lifetime- as they discuss their unique applied method of astrology and what you can learn about love and life by reading the planets and stars!

Life In A Blender
Thursday, October 4th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

In an alternate reality, Life In A Blender’s lead singer Don Ralph would be Skype-ing with Kanye West. In this reality, however, Don and his bandmates released their seventh album “Homewrecker Spoon” a year ago to rave reviews. The disk is full of arty and erudite pop songs, infused with dark humor and inventive arrangements that include violin, cello, and horns. Hear their rollicking live performance on Mary Wing’s show on Thursday morning, October 4th, from midnight to 3am. The live action begins at 1am!

Warm Soda
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Oakland's Warm Soda is the latest combo to spring from the glam- and fuzz-soaked brain of Matthew Melton, formerly of Bare Wires and Snake Flower 2. Warm Soda continues along a similar musical path, with catchy guitar riffs and Melton's smooth-punk vocals creating power-pop that's so sticky-sweet it's in danger of being banned by Mayor Bloomberg! Warm Soda is touring the US in September and October, with stops at NYC's Cake Shop on Oct. 4, Public Assembly in Brooklyn on Oct 6, and in your own personal soundspace right here on WFMU Wednesday night Oct. 3 at 9pm!

Debate Night @ UCB Theatre 10/3 w DC Pierson, Chris Baker, Chris Cohen & More
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Ken & Andy return to the stage of the UCB Theater this Wed, October 3rd at 6pm for the Presidential Debate episode of Seven Second Delay. Joining Ken & Andy will be author & comedian D.C. Pierson, artist, author and online baby replacer Chris Baker, and musical guest Chris Cohen of Deerhoof. Ken & Andy will also debate to determine who will serve as president of Seven Second Delay for the next four years. The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.

Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Charleston, South Carolina-based duo Megan Jean & the Klay Family Band perform a delirious blend of euro-gypsy, circus, roots Americana, and avant-garde. They'll bring their low-country swamp-soul to Irwin's program on October 3 at 4pm Eastern.

Megan Jean and Byrne Klay met in 2004 while living in New York City, where they were avid WFMU listeners. Disillusioned with the music-mill mentality in the concrete jungle, they sold their possessions, quit their day jobs, and hit the road full-time, focusing on the Southeast. Fourteen shows turned into 200 a year and a newfound home in Charleston's music community. While on the road, the pair forged their unique sound. Megan sings, plays guitar, washboard and converted kick drum, while Byrne sings and plays upright bass and banjo. Their most recent album is DEAD WOMAN WALKING. They perform at New York's Rodeo Bar on October 4.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week we have a live set and interview from Brooklyn's Trepanning. Trepanning play an infectious set of synth and guitar garage punk, with lyrics ranging from Patty Hearst to a failed seance. This is the first time Trepanning has recorded any material, so by tuning in you can be one of the cool kids and say you remember them way back when. In the interview Bender also lets us know about his beef with Jay Reatard (RIP) and fighting The Dwarves on stage.

Eve of Destruction Radio: The Earth Died Screaming
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
Chris T. explores ways the world might end with the month-long series Eve of Destruction Radio. This week, Chris T. talks with Fred Guterl, Executive Editor of Scientific American and author of The Fate of the Species: Why The Human Race May Cause It's Own Extinction And How We Can Stop It, about fundamental changes human beings will need to make in order to survive.

Gay Witch Abortion
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner
Two piece guitar/drums ensemble from Minneapolis, comprised of Shawn Walker and Jesse Bottomley. Heavy and jazzy Sabbath vibes abound coexisting nicely with modern noise rock moves and total raw power.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

No it's not time to call in for the pledge drive, but 1-800-band dials up irresistible power pop. The former members of Crimson Sweet have regrouped and produced one of the year's best LPs, produced by Greg Ashley of the Gris Gris and availabel on Slow Gold Zebra Records.

Spaghetti Rock Special
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Join Tony for a three-hour Italian rock extravaganza that will offer up everything from progressive noodling to post-punk pastakraut.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
October 2, from Tokyo: MI-GU! Drummer / vocalist Yuko Araki & guitarist Hirotaka Shimmy Shimizu of Cornelius group, Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band and Brother's Sister's Daughter (with Mike Watt), performing live on This is the Modern World with Trouble, 10:30 am eastern time.

Mike Shiflet
Monday, October 1st, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Prolific experimental musician Mike Shiflet will kick off the 31 Days of October on Airborne Event with a live set on October 1st. Mike used to run the renowned noise label Gameboy Records, and his recent record "Llanos" was a favorite around here when it came out. He sometimes describes what he does as ambient punk rock -- or maybe skewed new age is a better phrase. His music often has hints of accessible melodies hovering under a surface of intricate sound textures. Mike's "Ego Blasphemy" tour has him stopping by WFMU before an October 2nd performance at Zebulon and shows in New England and Philly. You can check Mike out online at his Blogspot page, Editions Shiflet.

Horser McHester McFields
Monday, October 1st, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
A band of pre-teens that fuses The Velvet Underground, Joe Meek, & The Shaggs into one, Horser McHester McFields will be stopping by to introduce the world to their stark, dark, & honest sound. Captain Beefheart's quote "You don't have to be weird to be weird" has never been more prophetic.

Ian MacKaye (2012 interview)
Monday, October 1st, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Ian MacKaye (Washington, DC) ! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo !

M Shanghai String Band
Monday, October 1st, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Named for the restaurant where their first shows were staged, The M Shanghai String Band is a free-spirited collective bent on playing original Americana with a sense of abandon. Their cast of musical characters swells to about 10 members, and they're about to release a new disc titled "Two Thousand Pennies." The M Shanghai String Band drops by play some of this live on WFMU.

Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Monday, October 1st, 2012, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Ring the alarm, New Orleans duo Quintron (drum buddy/organ master) and Miss Pussycat (high priestess puppeteer) return to WFMU for a set of playful noise and to share some of their favorite Zydeco records. Hot off the press from the duo's Rhinestone Records is a new live LP, a split single with Steve Riley covering Keith Frank, and the fantastic 9th Ward Marching Band LP. Catch Quintron and Miss Pussycat live on Sept 23 at NYC's All Tomorrow's Parties, and then hang out with them on WFMU for the afterparty.

The Everymen
Monday, October 1st, 2012, Midnight - 3am
Therese's show
You know that feeling you get when you’re out too late on a weeknight, and have maybe had one too many beers and should seriously consider going home, but you’re having too much fun and have made, like, 7 new best friends? If that feeling had a sound, it would sound like the Everymen. Their new record, “New Jersey Hardcore,” is out October 9th on Killing Horse Records. The Everymen will play an album release party on October 7th at Public Assembly (70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn,), and the 4th Street Art & Music Festival in downtown Jersey City on October 13th.

Joff Winterhart from Bucky!
Saturday, September 29th, 2012, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with the great Joff Winterhart from the band Bucky about their new album "Women, Ladies and Girls Sing the Bucky Songbook." You may know Bucky from Michael’s repeated playing of their 2009 album “All The New Mistakes” (Michael’s favorite release of 2009) or from their contribution to “Super Hits of the Seventies”, or from Joff’s brand new graphic novel “Days of the Bagnold Summer.”

John Ricci of Exciter
Thursday, September 27th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Innovators/originators in the Speed/Thrash Metal genre, Exciter have lasted decades through many lineup changes. Diane's Peer Pressure guest is original guitarist John Ricci, who'll be talking about influences and history of the band and, as a band named after a Judas Priest song, it may be easy to surmise what's on his playlist. Tune in to find out! The Peer Pressure segment starts at 1pm; Diane's full program starts at Noon.

Pink Reason
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
We are happy to be joined by Pink Reason from Columbus Ohio. In true freak form, this session was recorded at 2am after they played an awesome show with Cult of Youth, Phamakon and Zatsuon. The band plays a tight, catchy, and straight forward set of garage punk, something not to be missed by fans and new listeners alike. Another cool output from a band that has a ton of cool outputs. Smoke some drugs before you tune in.

Chris T. explains Yom Kippur
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

No to be confused with the Christian youth organization with the same spelling, Wyldlife delivers fast rhythms and sweet melodies. Young, loud and snotty for the 21st century. When they're huge in a couple years, we can say, we told you so!

Chris Tarantino fills in for Nat Roe with guest Neil Halstead
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
The Private Sector with Chris Tarantino
Neil Halstead of Mojave 3/Slowdive joins Chris.

Aperiodic plus Melinda Faylor & Frederick Trumpy
Monday, September 24th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
The trio Aperiodic improvises mighty whirlwinds of music inspired by punk rock and free jazz, with samples and traditional Eastern instruments adding webs of subtle color to the proceedings. Kevin Parrett, Ben Perkins, and Matt Schulz have been on hiatus for a long time, but they'll visit the Airborne Event while in town for a record release party in celebration of the release of their first full length LP, "Future Feedback", out on Phratry Records the next day.

Then, pianist Melinda Faylor and percussionist Frederick Trumpy will visit to talk about CageHop, a John Cage centennial celebration happening in NYC during September. Melinda's ARETÉ Ensemble and the Iktus Percussion ensemble, joined by Trumpy, will perform Cage's 1941 radio play "The City Wears a Slouch Hat" live at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City on September 29th. Melinda and Frederick will talk about the piece, the festival, and the upcoming performance, and Frederick will demonstrate some of the percussion sound effects used. We'll also hear the original 1942 recording of the piece.

Supercute! Invades WFMU!
Monday, September 24th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
Hot off the trails of recording with Kate Nash and playing with R. Stevie Moore, Brooklyn's disarming and dynamic duo Supercute! will be taking over the airwaves and treating the rest of us mere mortals to the happiest show on earth. With special guest Liz Hogg.

Ian Mackaye (2001)
Monday, September 24th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Ian MacKaye (Washington, DC)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing and WFMU's Radiovision Festival
Monday, September 24th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Radio Free Culture
September's edition of Radio Free Culture focuses on WFMU's upcoming Radiovision Festival. Benjamen Walker will speak with a number of invited guests about topics like community, podcasts, piracy, and internet radio. Keynote speaker Mark Frauenfelder will join Benjamen for the second half of the program for a live conversation about BoingBoing and Maker culture.

Golden Boys / Spider Bags
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is thrilled to welcome the Golden Boys and the Spider Bags to the Cherry Blossom Clinic on September 22nd! The Golden Boys hail from Austin and have been one of the best bands going for a few years now - their latest album "Dirty Fingernails" on 12XU is the highlight of their career, a perfect mix of CCR and the Replacements that's guaranteed to make plenty of Top Ten lists.

And Chapel Hill's Spider Bags have added a Minutemen-like punk to their shambling brand of countrified rock over the last few years and their new album "Shake My Head" is a straight-up classic. So be sure to tune in to the Cherry Blossom Clinic to check out two of the best bands in the land!

Johnny Rivers
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes the great Johnny Rivers back to the show to discuss his amazing string of '60s hits (including fifteen that made the top 40) and his upcoming 70th birthday gig in New York at B.B Kings on September 28th!

Duane's Disco tribute to Walter Gibbons w/ Special guest Prince Language
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
The Duane Train
This coming Wednesday afternoon, Duane pay's tribute to the genius of Seminal NYC Disco producer, DJ and remixer Walter Gibbons. Like his peer Arthur Russell, Gibbons leftfield percussive heavy, dubbed out remixes of artists ranging from Loleatta Holloway, Strafe and Clark Sisters are some of the most influential Dance Cuts ever made. But his influence on modern leftfield Dance bands/producers like LCD Soundsystem, Metro Area and Hot Chip has made his work worth reexamining again. Duane and special guest DJ Prince Language (No comprendo, Negroclash) will devote a full three hours to Gibbon's productions and the groups who have gained inspiration from him.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week Nomad launches its insane noise raid attack on Jersey City. The NYC band rips through a blistering set of d-beat raw punk, all sung in Japanese (where their singer is originally from). Think a more melodic version of Confuse but with wilder guitar parts. A true study in the genre. Featuring members of (the almighty) Perdition, Sad Boys, and Zatsuon. Followed by an interview with the band and extended posse. Don't pose, tune in.

"The Master"
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
Chris has seen "The Master" and explains it all for you. Or maybe you can explain it to him. Also: Is Mitt Done?

The Mess Around
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

High-energy rock and roll/punk rock roaring out of New York with a great new album that we can't even say the name of on the air! Check Drug Front Records' site for the album info, and tune in to WFMU 9/18 be blown away!

Frankenpine & Lexie Roth on Airborne Event Live from The Castello Plan
Monday, September 17th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Five-piece acoustic string band Frankenpine, named after the cell phone towers shaped like trees, fill their songs with old time inspiration and tight harmonies. Lexie Roth's dark, languid voice and guitar are perfect settings for her introspective lyrics. Both will perform live on the Airborne Event on September 17th, broadcasting live from The Castello Plan at 1213 Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn.

The Fresh & Onlys
Monday, September 17th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with The Fresh & Onlys (San Francisco, CA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Janine Nichols & Semi Free
Monday, September 17th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

As she likes to describe it, Janine Nichols enjoys "Music as slow motion thrill ride." The singer/writer/rhythm guitarist fronts the band Semi-Free, creating atmospheric songs and renditions of others' tunes in a gentler mode of music. Janine Nichols & Semi-Free join Irene for a live set in WFMU's "love" room.

Will Oldham and Alan Licht
Monday, September 17th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
Therese's show
Will Oldham, a.k.a Bonnie "Prince" Billy, recently sat down for a series of extended interviews with editor, musician and long-time friend Alan Licht. The resulting book, “Will Oldham on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy,” will be published this month by W.W. Norton & Company. They’ll both join Therese to chat about Oldham's music, an acting career that includes John Sayles' "Matewan" and R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet," and whatever else comes up. The phones and the playlist comments board will be open for your questions.

Alan Licht will be at Housing Works Bookstore at 7PM on 9/24 for the book's release party. Housing Works is at 126 Crosby Street in NYC.

Sunday, September 16th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Imaginary Radio

Noise rock (in the most flattering sense of the term) power trio from Baltimore stops by to melt speakers and ruin minds. The band's sound is an intelligent sort of primitive - think AmRep in the early '90s with Rapeman thrown in. They are currently on tour supporting an excellent new full-length will be performing a live set on Imaginary Radio.

Philip Jeck & Mike Harding (Touch 30th Anniversary Special)
Saturday, September 15th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on Daniel Blumin's show

Premier UK experimental label Touch turns 30 this year. To celebrate, Touch has been organizing events in Europe, and from September 13th to the 16th the celebration lands in New York City with a series of events at Issue Project Room, Anthology Film Archives, and Experimental Intermedia. Afraid of leaving home? Not to worry - the festivities also hit WFMU as label co-owner Mike Harding and composer Philip Jeck drop in for a visit!

Tune in as Harding discusses the label's history and spins tracks from the imprint's long out-of-print cassettes, recordings from the label's roster of hit makers (e.g. Fennesz, Mika Vainio, Oren Ambarchi), and music that served to inspire the founding of the label!

Then, Philip Jeck, a Touch mainstay and artist primarily known for his mesmerizing work with prepared vinyl, performs live! Layers of creaky loops, hints of long-forgotten melodies, and echo-chamber strings meld with crackle, bass hum, and recombinant wormholes of sound. A Saturday night to remember. Do not miss!

Musicians for Mali
Saturday, September 15th, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Political instability has caused a major refugee crisis in Northern Mali. It's a cultural crisis too: In this region that gave us the sublime desert blues sound of Tinariwen and so many others, religious fundamentalists have now banned music. On Saturday September 22, African and American musicians will join in Musicians for Mali, a concert at City Winery to benefit refugees and raise awareness. The headliners are Toubab Krewe, a band of North Carolinians inspired by Malian music. Two more Americans taking part in the benefit, Banning Eyre and Sam Dickey, join Rob tonight to explore how this music has resonated so much with musicians outside Africa. They'll play favorite CDs from the region and update us on what's happening and what can be done to help.

Apache Dropout / Pow Wows
Saturday, September 15th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Clinic welcomes TWO bands live to WFMU: Apache Dropout and also Pow Wows! Newly minted Trouble in Mind recording artists Indiana's Apache Dropout will be swinging by the Cherry Blossom Clinic to grace listeners with some tunes from their new full-length Bubblegum Graveyard. Think Nuggets-style garage, hard R&B, psych, punk, and, yes indeed, bubblegum! Catch 'em live on the radio from 3 to 6 pm and then see 'em at Cake Shop in NYC later in the night on September 15, and at Death by Audio in Brooklyn on September 16.

And then check Toronto’s Pow Wows: think equal parts saturnine Velvet Underground evil psych, goofball Kingmen -style garage, happy Searchers pop & creepy crawly Weirdos punk! Pow Wows are on tour to support their fantastic LP "Nightmare Soda" (Get Hip) and will be playing with Paul Collins at the Parkside in NYC on Friday 9/14 and at Don Pedro's on Saturday 9/15 w/ Tunnel of Love.

Susan Cowsill
Saturday, September 15th, 2012, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Susan Cowsill who at age eight joined her five brothers and mother in the family rock group The Cowsills. The group went on to have four top 40 hits & were the model for The Partridge Family. We’ll find out about the group's unusual and often tragic story and their current tour – which brings them to NYC’s B.B. Kings on September 17th.

Composer/Conductor Petr Kotik and Composer Bunita Marcus
Friday, September 14th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Composer / conductor / flautist Petr Kotik first met John Cage when he was living in Czechoslovakia more than five decades ago. He worked with the famed composer/philosopher extensively after moving to America in 1969, premiered some of Cage’s works and organized a concert at Carnegie Hall for Cage's 80th birthday. Sadly the honoree died just months before the event. Kotik is now restaging that birthday concert as a part of his "Beyond Cage" festival.

Bunita Marcus, born in Madison, Wisconsin, was a recognized pianist and bass clarinetist when she began composing at the age of thirteen. She has worked in both electronic and instrumental mediums and received a Ph.D. in Composition from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1981. Marcus met Morton Feldman in 1976, beginning a long association that lasted until his death in 1987. Feldman and Marcus composed side by side, sharing musical thoughts and ideas. In 1985 Feldman dedicated his new piano composition: For Bunita Marcus.

They will stop by to discuss the much beloved and misunderstood Cage, his longtime associate Feldman, and to play some of his favorite Cage (and beyond) recordings.

Friday, September 14th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Together since 1999, Grafvolluth are black-metal craftsmen, creating complex, epic material that incorporates experimental music (they have shared membership with Kama Rupa) and progressive-rock arranging. The core of their songs stays very raw and dirty, though; no less "ugly" for the sophistication of its context. Their latest full-length, Long Live Death! on Regimental Records (a longstanding [2002] purveyor of vital black metal), is a My Castle of Quiet favorite, equal parts rough-hewn and contemplative/spiritual, like some beautiful, old-Teuton carving. Grafvolluth rarely play live, maybe never on the radio, so their LIVE appearance on MCoQ is truly an event "against time." Don't miss it!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Night People
Tune into a very special Night People, as Arwen, President of the American Tarot Association, checks in with Night People to discuss her Jungian approach to introspective divination, the basics of Tarot, and to perform readings for your hosts, Dave and Sandy.

Hugo Burnham
Thursday, September 13th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Hugo Burnham guest DJs on Diane's Peer Pressure segment. Drummer for Gang of Four, known for his stark rhythms and approach, we're excited to see what Hugo brings to the guest DJ table and recounts where else life has taken him. Listeners can post questions live via the comments board!

Greg Saunier of Deerhoof
Thursday, September 13th, 2012, 9am - Noon
Hello Children with Faye
The hyper-energetic, super-charismatic Greg Saunier, drummer of noise-pop group Deerhoof joins Faye in WFMU's Studio A! Greg will be informing Faye's playlist with guest DJ expertise & colorful, inspired chatter & interview. Deerhoof's newest album "Breakup Song" was released in the US just this month on Polyvinyl.

Jason Karaban
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Singer-songwriter Jason Karaban performs a few original tunes from SHIFT, his new (and fourth) album, on Irwin's show, Weds. Sept. 12, at 4pm. Karaban, who lives in Los Angeles, will play CD release gigs at Philadelphia's Tin Angel on September 7 and at New York's Rockwood Music Hall September 12.

Herzog Rising
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

This week we are joined by from Brooklyn's Herzog Rising. Featuring members of Divorce Money among other Brooklyn acts, Herzog Rising blast through a dissonant, loud, chaotic live set. Rene's howling vocals are a perfect match to the pummeling wall of sound put forth by the rest of the band. After one of the songs he was asked about the lyrics, to which he replied "oh I was just yelling." The closest band we can compare this to is Clockcleaner. Their new LP (recorded by Ben of Pygmy Shrews, The Men, Hubble, etc.) is due out very soon. Check them out live this Thursday at 538 Johnson Ave in Brooklyn with NASDAQ Werewolf, Worsh*t (Russia), Nuclear Spring, Shoxx, and a special guest.

Could 9/11 have been prevented?
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
New evidence outlines the Bush Administration's dismal failure to take heed of CIA warnings about an imminent attack.

Monday, September 10th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
Based in NYC but hailing from hell, Diabolicus are a young death-metal band that is currently blinding the world's eye. They'll be stopping to be crack both skulls and jokes, and destroy all that it sees. Gonna be brutally beautiful.

Monday, September 10th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with E-40 from Vallejo, CA! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Kemp & Eden
Monday, September 10th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Irene Trudel's show
As childhood friends in suburban Georgia, Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Eden Rice shared an imaginary language and love of creativity that eventually led to their writing dozens of songs. Time passed and the two drifted apart, reuniting eight years later to record these childhood songs. Muhl is also 1/2 of Ghost of a Sabre tooth Tiger. Kemp & Eden's debut, "Black Hole Lace," is out now on Chimera Music and they drop by WFMU's Love Room to play some of it for us.

Dan Friel
Monday, September 10th, 2012, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Armed with a keyboard, a sampler, an array of pedals, and a tangle of christmas lights, Dan Friel is a one-man party. Formerly of the great band Parts & Labor, Dan's solo work is a fireball of thumping, lo-fi, glitched-out melodic fun. Dan recently joined the Thrill Jockey label and will be performing at their 20th Anniversary party at Death By Audio on Sept 14th, along with 
White Hills, 
Guardian Alien, Man Forever, and 
Rhyton. But don't miss his Monday morning wake-up call on Liz Berg's show... skip the caffeine, otherwise your head might explode.

Clare and the Reasons
Sunday, September 9th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
This week, Dave Mandl will be presenting a live performance by Clare & the Reasons. The adventurous, multi-instrumentalist group, who recently toured with Van Dyke Parks, will be playing live in the studio and talking about their new CD release, "KR-51."

Spray Lodge and Gatsby of West Egg
Sunday, September 9th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Imaginary Radio

Brand-new Tampa-based hip hop group West Egg create catchy, innovative music and incendiary (literally) videos. Spray Lodge performs live in the WFMU studio and will be joined with Gatsby via phone for an interview. Check out the future of hip hop on Imaginary Radio!

White Wires
Saturday, September 8th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The Cherry Blossom Clinic is stoked to present The White Wires from Ottawa Canada. These guys are fantastic ye olde fashioned pop music handcrafted by 'band'...instead of a computer! The White Wires' sound is equal parts Equals, Barracudas, Undertones, the Knack and 20/20. They have a great new LP "WW III" (Dirtnap). The White Wires will be playing their NY show at the Bell House on Sat Sept 8, but catch a joyous sneak peek at earlier in the day on the Cherry Blossom Clinic 3-6pm!

Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Saturday, September 8th, 2012, 1pm - 3pm

Jeff Murphy of Shoes
Saturday, September 8th, 2012, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes back to the show Jeff Murphy of the Zion, Illinois band Shoes to discuss the band's 38 year history and their brand new album "Ignition," their first release in 18 Years.

Members of the International Contemporary Ensemble
Friday, September 7th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Guitarist Dan Lippel and percussionist Nathan Davis of the International Contemporary Ensemble will stop by to discuss the important and fascinating relationship between Pierre Boulez and John Cage, two very different composers with great respect for each other, and to perform pieces by each in anticipation of ICE's Sept. 20 Boulez / Cage concert at Miller Theater on the campus of Columbia University. Over the 11 years of its existence, ICE has become one of the most exciting new music groups around. The ensemble has premiered over 500 compositions in venues ranging from New York’s Lincoln Center and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art to galleries, bars, clubs, and schools around the world.

Yan Wagner
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on The Duane Train

New Jack Parisian new wave(Music) revivalist Jan Wagner will be swinging by to talk shop, skinny ties and do a quick DJ set as well. His latest twelve inch for the NYC based UNO label is called "Turmoil" and will have you Gothic Twirlin like a dervish at Danceteria.

Estrogen Highs
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
Distort Jersey City is excited to be joined by prolific New Haven CT garage punks Estrogen Highs. This was recorded on their last day of tour before a wild Bushwick house show with NYC bands Nuclear Santa Claust, Trepanning and Trash Tide. Stefan has been booking shows, running DIY spaces (including Popeye's Garage), playing, and recording in Connecticut for years, and Estrogen Highs is the culmination of that work. For fans of Tyvek, Jay Reatard, and The Oblivians. New LP out now on Trouble In Mind Records (Ty Segall, Mean Jeans, Hex Dispensers, The Fresh & Onlys, etc.). Tune in drop out!

Chris T. at 50
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
Join Chris as he commemorates his last day as a 49 year-old and tells the story of "The Other Chris".

Monday, September 3rd, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
Mixing old-school prog & modern-day pop, Summit is a young band committed to playing complicated music as emotionally as possible. They'll be stopping by to perform some epic pieces, pontificate about the meaning of music, and impress the hell out of everyone.

The Growlers
Monday, September 3rd, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with The Growlers from Dana Point, CA! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Belle & Sebastian's Stevie Jackson live in the studio
Saturday, September 1st, 2012, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes Belle & Sebastian's Stevie Jackson back to the show to play a few songs live in in the studio and to chat about his brand new debut solo album "(I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson"!

Adam Lore from 50 Miles of Elbow Room
Friday, August 31st, 2012, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

50 Miles of Elbow Room is the umbrella for Adam Lore's unique documentation and celebration of "American vernacular music." 50MOER specializes in lost American sounds and presents them any which way -- a magazine, concerts, a mailorder outfit and an in-house label. Adam stops by this morning to chat about, among other things, two new projects: Lord You're So Good, the 2nd LP of live recordings from Rev. Charlie Jackson, culled from hours of homemade cassettes, as well as the first-ever NYC-area shows from Mississippi blues musician, RL Boyce.

Seed Stock Records
Friday, August 31st, 2012, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

RB, the modest mastermind behind Raspberry Bulbs and Seed Stock Records, and a passionate black metal collector, returns to My Castle of Quiet for a second guest-DJ appearance. A show of obscurities, demo cassettes, rare and out-of-print vinyl—basically, a boatload of black metal that many fans will be hard-pressed to find. The last Seed Stock guest appearance wowed My Castle of Quiet listeners, and inspired some to go hard-digging for these tatty musical gems, so don't miss this second go-round of scarce and outstanding selections.

Sam Kean
Thursday, August 30th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Night People
Sam Kean, author of "Violinist's Thumb" and "Disappearing Spoon" checks in with Night People to explain the difference between genetics and DNA and the unusual ways in which they continue to shape humanity.

DJ Throwdown: Clay Pigeon Vs. Fabio
Thursday, August 30th, 2012, 3pm - 7pm
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
This week Clay Pigeon and Fabio will once again meet on the airwaves to battle for DJ dominance. For their third installment of this "duel" Clay and Fabio have agreed to independent tallying of their scores for an open and fair assessment of their progress. Tune in and hear it for yourself -- and you decide on who spins the "better" records. Thursday, August 30, beginning around 4:30pm during Strength Through Failure and continuing on through The Dusty Show (barring fisticuffs!)

Nite Jewel
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on The Duane Train

Ramona Gonzalez aka Nite Jewel and her band will be dropping by the show to play some songs and shoot the ish. Fresh from a 2-month tour abroad, Nite Jewel will be bringin' their unique blend of hazy, robotic nu-romantic soul to the 'FMU airwaves for the very first time.

Jason Sigal fills in for Sue P. w/ live music from Dikes of Holland
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Straight from the heart of Austin Texas, Dikes of Holland play punk rock with garage party energy: tight Wipers riffs and neo-surf grooves, ferocious hooks and gang vox chanelling LA's X. An incredible live band, they've taken their music to new heights following their 2010 debut LP on Sundae and appearances on 12XU's first Casual Victim Pile comp. Dikes of Holland are on the road in support of a fantastic new LP, Braindead USA on Screamers Records. They hit Cake Shop Aug 24 and Death By Audio Muchmore's Aug 28.

Chris T. and Chris Christie Buzzword Bingo
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
Join Chris T. for Buzzword Bingo, an RNC Keynote speech drinking game!

John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

John Paul Keith is a blistering guitarist and singer who WFMU listeners have likely heard bending the strings with Jack Oblivian and the Tennessee Tearjerkers, and the kind of songwriter who makes great melodies and incredible lyrics sound effortless.

Monday, August 27th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with EL-P from Brooklyn, NY! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

The Rise & Fall of MP3 Blogs
Monday, August 27th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on Radio Free Culture

Has the music blogosphere's golden age already passed us by? In a guest post for WFMU, the Future of Music Coalition's Casey Rae describes how government crackdowns, competition from streaming services, and a blurring of curatorial bounds are contributing to the decline of the MP3 blog. Casey Rae joins the Free Music Archive's Jason Sigal and a panel of music bloggers past & present—including Matthew Perpetua (Fluxblog, Buzzfeed), Michael McGregor (ex-Chocolate Bobka), Emilie Friedlander (Ad Hoc, ex-Pitchfork's Altered Zones) and Doug Schulkind (WFMU's Mining the Audio Motherload)—to discuss the state of the music blogosphere.

David Bromberg
Monday, August 27th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

It all started with an unexpected solo slot on stage at the Isle of Wight Festival for David Bromberg. The 1970 festival-goers were tough on the performers, but Bromberg managed to win them over and gained a contract with Columbia Records in the process. Since then David has, as his bio notes, "...played with everyone, he’s toured everywhere, he can lead a raucous big band or hold an audience silent with a solo acoustic blues." David Bromberg is playing three nights later in the week at City Winery, but managed to make time to stop at WFMU for a live set on Irene's show.

Bee and Flower
Sunday, August 26th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Imaginary Radio

Their bio explains: "NYC/Berlin-based Bee and Flower is led by the smoky-voiced singer/bassist/songwriter Dana Schechter. The group specializes in twisted, yet catchy melodies, heartbreaking swoons, and a fierce, dark sonic tableaux" and to this we would add "unforgettable, beautiful songs that breathe and leave their mark. Don't miss them performing live in Brooklyn on August 18th!

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