Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Nuclear Santa Claust
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week on Distort Jersey City we have a live session with Nuclear Santa Claust, hailing from Brooklyn by way of New Brunswick. Nuclear Santa Claust sounds just like The Spits. The Spits sound just like The Ramones. They are really sick, that's all you really need to know. Guitarist/vocalist Zach G is also one half of Don Giovanni Records. Please for the love of everything holy do not sleep on Nuclear Santa Claust. Up the punks in 2012.

Studs Jerkel
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
As one half of the Midnight Mongo Soundsystem, Studs Jerkel has been DJing a fragrant blend of tropical bass, dancehall classics, punk, funk and freestyle at shows, parties, clubs or wherever else the "smart set" are found. He lives in Providence with his 14 year old cat Thelma.

Eve of Destruction Radio: It’s A Smallpox World
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
October 16, 1975: the World Health Organization (WHO) gets a report of the last known person to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox. They fly to Bangladesh and care for the 2 year-old victim, who recovers fully. Smallpox in nature may be gone but the risk of some other viral outbreak lives on. Chris T. speaks with the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention about the likelihood of a devastating pandemic. Chris T. explores ways the world might end with the month-long series "Eve of Destruction Radio."

Spaghetti Rock Special, Week 3
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Join Tony for the third and final installment of his nine-hour, three-week Italian rock extravaganza. Expect everything from Italo Wave to prog to flat-out unclassifiable sounds -- from Chrisma to Le Orme to Franco Battiato. As for Cicciolina: only if she releases a noise cassette by Tuesday.

All Requests
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
All requests all the time, well at least between the hours of 9 and noon. Send Trouble the name of the best song you ever heard on her show and she will round it up for you. That is if you give her at least a week's notice.

The Killer Dwarfs
Monday, October 15th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An Interview with Darrell Dwarf of and The Killer Dwarfs (Toronto, ON)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

2nd Annual Robot Dance Party
Monday, October 15th, 2012, 9am - Noon
Liz Berg's show
For the second year in a row, Liz spins 3 hours of her favorite new wave, no wave, dark wave, cold wave, and other teutonic hits.

Pat Thomas, author of Listen, Whitey! (co-hosted by Trouble)
Sunday, October 14th, 2012, 5pm - 7pm
Gaylord Fields's show
Join Gaylord and his WFMU colleague Trouble as they hold a roundtable discussion with Pat Thomas, writer of the book "Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975" and compiler of its companion 2-LP/1-CD album. Expect a spirited conversation on how both black and white performing artists reported on and contributed to the civil rights struggle during the racially turbulent Sixties and Seventies, with a special emphasis on the Black Panther Party. Copious musical examples will illustrate.

Straight from the Crate - Country Style
Sunday, October 14th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Attention, honky tonk angels and lovesick blues boys: Joe recently acquired a big crate of country 78s from the 40s and 50s. Tonight on Surface Noise he will play them for you. You will cry into your beer and take a turn around the sawdust floor. Mothers will be honored; hearts and promises will be broken. There will be cheating; there will be dying. But don't worry: a concluding barrage of good ol' country hymns will make sure that Jesus stays in your corner.

A.C. Newman
Saturday, October 13th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is thrilled to welcome the amazing A.C. Newman back to the Cherry Blossom Clinic on Oct 13, Sat 3-6pm ET. In addition to being the main songwriter and singer for pop-rock legends the New Pornographers, Newman has also released three amazing solo albums that expand the emotion and range of his craft. His latest is "Shut Down the Streets" on Matador Records and it is a masterfully moody record that documents the birth of his first child and the passing of his mother and is guaranteed to top endless 2012 Best Of lists. So tune in to the Cherry Blossom Clinic to hear AC Newman this Saturday on the Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T!

Ember Schrag
Saturday, October 13th, 2012, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Nebraska-born singer-songwriter Ember Schrag will be rising early to do a live-in-studio solo session in the 8-9am hour. Now based in Brooklyn, Ember has been releasing music on her own for awhile now, and her latest, "The Sewing Room" (put out by Single Girl/Married Girl and Edible Onion) raises her profile another notch. Her songs are poetic, complex and deep, and may have you wondering why you hadn't heard of her sooner. Some of us at FMU have the same question! She has toured with Kath Bloom, Susan Alcorn, P.G. Six, and The Black Twig Pickers, among others.

Repeat from the future
Friday, October 12th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Last week, while clearing out a server shed in a secret location which has been plagued by nesting possums, WFMU’s crack IT team found an unusual parcel. Right now it exists as information, believed to be audio, encoded in a beam of light at a 1:12,000 ratio. While in the process of trying to convert it so it would be playable using in-use technology, WFMU was contacted by NASA and the light parcel was seized. The only information we were able to cull from it was a still image with the text ARLL+KRT±GUDTST20221012. It’s believed that this is an episode of “Ariella and Kurt’s Good Taste” that was broadcast, or will be broadcast, in the year 2022. NASA has ensured us that the information will be decoded, converted to WAV files and returned to us for broadcast. If all goes as planned, that show will air during the Miniature Minotaurs time slot on Oct. 12 of the current year.

D. Charles Speer & the Helix
Friday, October 12th, 2012, 9am - Noon
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
No-Neck Blues Band alums D. Charles Speer & the Helix bring their twangy and smoky brand of roots rock to The Long Rally for a live set in celebration of the 31 Days of October. The ghost of Ray Vernon sips whiskey in the rafters.

MCoQ double-bill: Lea Bertucci and K Salvatore
Friday, October 12th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
Lea Bertucci is a sound-sculptress extraordinaire, both in her solo work and as a member of the famed Brooklyn duo Twistycat. Lea manipulates magnetic tape, voice, and woodwinds, in a creepy and contemplative style; as wide as the horizon, and blissfully organic and enveloping. Hearing Lea execute her works live is an absolute treat—a simultaneously haunting and spirit-loosening mind-trip. Her latest tape, Carillon, on Obsolete Units, is a must-have of sprawling envelopment, and her live appearance on MCoQ is much anticipated.

The duo of Jason Meagher, and Pat Murano (Decimus, Malkuth, Key of Shame, et al.) have been creating mystery-laden soundworks since the middle '90s. Both members of the No-Neck Blues Band, K Salvatore present similar vibes to the parent group, but as a duo, their sonic creations are even more intimate and idiosyncratic—murky, horror-chamber basement happenings of the highest order. Their latest LP on Kelippah, Tsar Ova Elk, references classic 20th-century improv (everything from Sperm to M. Kagel) and Krautrock giants like Faust and Kluster. MCoQ is proud to welcome K Salvatore in their first-ever live WFMU appearance.

Gospel Collector Jason Rosenberg, Part 1
Thursday, October 11th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Sinner's Crossroads with Kevin Nutt
One hour ain't enough! World's reigning gospel music collector and researcher Jason Rosenberg will join Sinner's Crossroads for two consecutive weeks to play, as Moses himself would say, "a mess," of obscure, unknown, only-one-known-copy 45s, 78s and acetates that he has spared no sacrifice for. Bring your easywalkers! You will be blessed.

Fabio and Clay Pigeon's Ultimate Four-Hour Power Duel!
Thursday, October 11th, 2012, 3pm - 7pm
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
If you've caught these two tangling in the past, you know about their competitive passion and impotent fury. You'll hear Fabio's erudite, indie-pandering, nogginmusik pitted against Clay Pigeon's onslaught of dud-upon-dud-upon-dud. Fabio is 2-0, but The Pidge's mysterious point-tallying system guarantees to keep things Binaca-close. Tune-in and award points to the songs you find most tolerable. Good clean fun at a fraction of the cost of Six Flags or Cave of the Winds!

Dave Smalley
Thursday, October 11th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Dave Smalley's recording career started in 1983 as the vocalist for DYS, who are experiencing a resurgence and playing more shows. He also was the lead vocalist in Dag Nasty, ALL, and Down By Law. If anyone's written the book on punk rock, it's Dave! He will be guest DJing at 1pm on the show, and listeners will be able to ask him questions via the interactive playlist!

Hieroglyph Thesaurus (Keili fills in for Mary Wing)
Thursday, October 11th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh
Beastin' the Airwaves! with Keili is BACK just in time for WFMU's 31 Day Of October, filling in for Mary Wing THIS Thursday (that's 10/11/12!), 12-3am. Not only will she be showering you all with love and beastiness but there will be some special guests, including BTAwK veterans, hip-hop group Hieroglyph Thesaurus (formerly 911 Thesaurus)! Be sure to tune in and put on something festive or something!

Mayhem in the PM! With LPs!
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
In recent years, the EFD "Mayhem" shows, which only include power-pop, post-punk, new wave and punk records from 1976-1982, have occurred during WFMU's Singles Going Steady week. Not this year! Evan's dusting off those 30- and 35-year-old long-players for your listening enjoyment, along with some singles too of course. Relive your youth -- or your parents' youth -- with three hours of obscure punk and power-pop classics and classic post-punk and new wave obscurities! Tune in at 9pm on Wednesday, Oct 10 - you won't want to miss a single song!

Sorie Kondi (Lamin fills in for DJ Rupture 8-9pm)
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on Lamin

Sierra Leonean blind street musician Sorie Kondi, who is on his first tour of the United States, will be making his debut on US radio. We'll talk about his profession as a street musician in Sierra Leone, his current US tour, the current situation back home, and he's going to sing and perform.

Marco Benevento
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Keyboard virtuoso and composer Marco Benevento performs a live set on Irwin's show Weds. Oct 10. Marco has played and recorded as part of the New York jazz and experimental music scene for almost 15 years. Besides recording under his own name, he's performed and recorded with Garage A Trois, The Jazz Farmers, Bitches Brew Revisited and Bobby Previte's Coalition of the Willing. With drummer Joe Russo, Marco formed the Benevento-Russo Duo. Marco often uses circuit bent toys to alter the sounds produced by standard instruments, and amplifies the piano with guitar pickups and electronic devices. His fifth album, TigerFace, has just been released on the Royal Potato Family label.

Joe Carducci
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012, 6am - 9am
JA In The AM (PST) with John Allen
Joe Carducci is best known as the author of Rock and the Pop Narcotic, perhaps THE manifesto of Rock as an artistic form. He is also a former co-owner of the legendary SST Records, and wrote lyrics for the song "Jesus & Tequila" by the Minutemen. Joe will drop by WFMU once again on John Allen's show Weds, 10/10 at 6am, this time to play live and studio recordings by The Sleepers and other related San Francisco bands. The Sleepers 1981 album "Painless Nights", described by Jon Savage as "…the deepest drive into the late 70’s unconscious that you can find outside Joy Division", will be reissued by Superior Viaduct in November with liner notes by Carducci . Joe will also be reading from his new book, "Life Against Dementia - Essays, Reviews, Interviews 1975-2011."

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week on Distort Jersey City we have a live session with Ylajali (pronounced eal-ah-jolly) from Queens NY. These guys play a wild mess of melodic punk. Most people compare them to Husker Du or the Wipers, but the flyer that I recently saw that described them as anthemic hardcore sounded right. They play DIY punk shows around Brooklyn all the time, so go check them out. Side note: front man Steven Raftis is a major dreamboat ask him on a date or something.

Live Broadcast from Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Centennial Songs / The Antique Phonograph Music Program with MAC
Join Mac for a listener meet-up and live broadcast from the Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain (513 Henry Street). Music starts at 7pm. Broadcast at 8pm.

Eve of Destruction Radio: You Bet Your Asteroid
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
On this day in 1992, a 13-kilogram fragment of the Peekskill meteorite destroys the Knapp family’s 1980 Chevy Malibu. Chris T. asks Ed Lu, Asteroid Hunter, NASA Astronaut and CEO of the B612 Foundation, “How likely is it a devastating meteorite strike will destroy MY car? Or even life as we know it?” Chris T. explores ways the world might end with the month-long series "Eve of Destruction Radio."

The Blind Shake
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The Blind Shake are a detuned, garage-stomp, punk trio from Minneapolis, MN. Two brothers, Mike and Jim Blaha, front the band and play baritone and regular guitar respectively, while longtime friend Dave Roper plays drums. Known for ferocious live shows and collaborations with psychedelic noise legend Michael Yonkers, see them Oct. 10 at Cake Shop, and Oct. 11 at Death by Audio.

Guest DJ Pat Longo
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
This Is the Modern World welcomes back indefatigable record collector and fab DJ Pat Longo for a Boogaloo schoolroom session. Pat is going to teach us all we need to know about the crazy and fantastic world of Boogaloo, the magical Latin take on soul and funk. Hoping you will be in attendance!

Monday, October 8th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Supruli is a New York-based vocal chorus singing the unique traditional music of Georgia -- the country in the Caucasus, not the U.S. state. Directed by Carl Linich, the ensemble has performed before at the Golden Festival, and some mp3s of their music are available on the Free Music Archive. Supruli will visit Airborne Event to sing this totally alien-sounding music from the heart of Europe in the WFMU studios on October 8th. Nine out of ten ethnomusicologists agree: Supruli will edify your ears, mind, and heart.

Roger Allen: The History of Skate Rock Part 3
Monday, October 8th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Roger Allen returns with the History of Skate Rock Part 3! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

DJ Paul Bruno Makes his Maiden Voyage on WFMU's Airwaves this Morning!
Monday, October 8th, 2012, 3am - 6am
Paul Bruno's show

Exquisite Corpse
Sunday, October 7th, 2012, 3am - 6am
Imaginary Radio
Surrealist parlor games come to the airwaves on Imaginary Radio. Other WFMU DJs will determine what song comes next based on the last ten seconds of the previous song. It will probably sound like a creature with the head of a cat and the body of a skyscraper with two cigarette legs!

Czech Invasion: Jana Vébrová + Dva
Saturday, October 6th, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
A double-bill of edgy artists from the Czech Republic's adventurous Indies Scope label: Self-described "non-existent nations folklore" duo Dva - whose singular sound draws on everything from tango to freakfolk to what they call "kitchen beatbox"; plus poetic and emotive accordionist / songwriter Jana Vébrová. Jana and Dva will start their Saturday on E73rd St., shaking up NYC's Czech Street Festival, before heading to FMU for this live session.

Cheap Time
Saturday, October 6th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is thrilled to welcome Cheap Time to the WFMU airwaves! This Nashville trio led by the prolific Jeffrey Novak straddles the line between punk and power pop, bringing to mind Cheap Trick, Redd Kross and Alex Chilton. Their latest album "Wallpaper Music" on In The Red Records will most definitely top plenty of Best Of lists this year, so be sure to tune in on Oct 6 to hear the amazing Cheap Time live on the Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T!

Mark Dillon, author of "Fifty Sides of The Beach Boys"
Saturday, October 6th, 2012, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Mark Dillon, author of the new book "Fifty Sides of The Beach Boys" which tells the story behind 50 of the band's greatest songs through exclusive interviews with the Beach Boys, their collaborators, fellow musicians, and famous fans.

Mariee Sioux
Saturday, October 6th, 2012, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Mariee Sioux, passing through the New York area for two shows (Saturday, Sept. 8 at Rock Shop, Brooklyn. Sunday, Sept. 9 at Zebulon, Brooklyn (this concert also features Glenn Jones and Laura Baird) will bring her guitar and pre-record a session for this October date. Her latest, "Gift for the End" (on Whale Watch/Almost Musique) manages to be both ethereal and deeply rooted, a stunning folk psych album that will remind you of some of the classics of the genre and will likely be on many best of 2012 lists.

Solos, Duos, Trios
Saturday, October 6th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
One set of solos, one set of duos, one set of trios.
Solo - One-man bands are solo performers.
Duo - An & between two names does not necessarily mean duo.
Trio - The Beatles are not a trio.

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.

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