Past Special Programs on WFMU
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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!

Divorce Money
Friday, August 24th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Brooklyn's Divorce Money sound airborne, wicked and lurching—like an 18-wheeler, flying off a cliff in alternating fast- and slow-motion. The band is part of a mighty, new generation of dark punk bands that have been on the rise since the turn of the millennium. With one cassette demo and a vinyl EP under their belts, Divorce Money have already proved their mettle as an empowered, creative entity—ripe and ready for a My Castle of Quiet visit. For fans of Drunkdriver, Veins, Salvation, Total Abuse, et al.

Dr. Mark Van Stone
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Night People
Tune into Night People as Dr. Mark Van Stone discusses his recent book "2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya" which uses science, archaeology and Precolumbian art to decipher what the Maya actually said about 2012.

Josh Graham
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
A member of Neurosis and A Storm of Light currently, ex- of Red Sparrowes and Battle of Mice, he is a visual artist, guitarist and keyboardist. The multi talented Graham will lend his DJing skills to the Peer Pressure segment of Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine. Listeners will be able to ask him questions via the live accuplaylist. Tune in at noon for the whole program; 1pm for Graham's appearance.

Ladies Night at the UCB Theater with Seven Second Delay
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
It's Ladies Night at the UCB Theater as Ken and Andy return to the stage next Wednesday August 22nd from 6-7pm for a live broadcast of Seven Second Delay. Special guests include cartoonist & writer Mimi Pond, science writer & bed bug expert; Brooke Borel, topless activist Moira Johnston & musical guest Sarah Lipstate aka Noveller. All women will be admitted free and with the free admission comes a mani-pedi from Andy, and a chocolate covered tampon from Ken. The UCB Theater is located at 307 West 26th Street in Manhattan, near the corner of 8th Avenue. Admission $5. Tickets can be purchased at the theater 15 minutes before the show.

Peanut Butter Wolf
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on The Duane Train

The excellent DJ, Stones Throw Head honcho and famed superman lover supreme Peanut Butter Wolf will be swinging by Duane's show to shoot the ish and play some records before his Krautrock Classics show at Le Poisson Rouge Thursday night.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
The future of NYC punk is here. Shoxx are the band that you should be listening to on December 12, 2012 if you know what I'm saying. Elise from Brain F≠ says "Shoxx are old dudes with long hair that play punk music but they're really good at their instruments and it sounds like 'mah-mah-mah-mah-mah-mah.' " If you thought Pollution was the best band ever, then it would be pretty hard to not be psyched on their guitar player and drummer starting a new band. Nomos was a decent band as well. Don't sleep on this, as their demo tapes are just about gone. Shoxx NYC 2012. True freaks only.

The Angry Accountant returns
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
The Angry Accountant on Mitt Romney's taxes, Goldman Sachs & more.

Charlie Burnham & Two Eye Jack (featuring Freddi Prince & Mark Growden), live from the Castello Plan
Monday, August 20th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
August's installment of the Airborne Event's monthly remote broadcast from Ditmas Park's Castello Plan restaurant features jazz violinist Charlie Burnham, who has has accompanied jazz and blues luminaries like James Blood Ulmer, Cassandra Wilson, and Medeski Martin & Wood with his violin fireworks. Mark Growden has put out a series of much-loved gut-wrenching Americana albums over the last decade or so. He has a unique, powerful voice and plays guitar, banjo & accordion. He's been based in New Orleans of late and delving into that city's music traditions, but this summer we're lucky to have him in Brooklyn playing music in a duo with his long-time compatriot Freddi Prince. Listen on WFMU or join us live at Castello Plan, 1213 Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn, 2 blocks from the Cortelyou Road Q train stop.

Fist City
Monday, August 20th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Fist City from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Sonny & the Sunsets
Saturday, August 18th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is thrilled to welcome Sonny & the Sunsets to The Cherry Blossom Clinic! This San Francisco band is riding high with the release of their epic third album "Longtime Companion," a record that adds a trippy psych element to their well-estbalished brand of melodic garage pop. Sonny and the Sunsets will be playing the Glasslands Gallery later that night but be sure to check them out on the Cherry Blossom Clinic on August 18th!

Elvis: The Show He Never Gave
Thursday, August 16th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
A.K.A. Elvis: That's the Way It Wasn't. Join Dave the Spazz for a Tupelo-fueled cavalcade of "what-if's" on the 35th anniversary of The King's Abdication."

John Strausbaugh
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Journalist/historian John Strausbaugh visits Irwin's program on August 15 to discuss Greenwich Village's long and unique role as an engine of American and world culture, as chronicled in his forthcoming book The Village. (The work will be published early next year by Ecco/HarperCollins.) Strausbaugh is developing a counterpart chronicle of Lower East Side and East Village cultural history, which will be part of the discussion.

Strausbaugh is the former editor of New York Press, and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Cabinet, and many other publications. His books include E: Reflections on the Birth of the Elvis Faith, Rock 'Til You Drop, Black Like You, and Sissy Nation. He posts vignettes of downtown NYC history at

Acid Problem
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

Brooklyn's heavy punk rock maniacs Acid Problem (formerly known as Passive Aggressor) visit the WFMU studios this week. Think about The Stooges but way harder and you will get an idea of what these life-long New Yorkers are all about. Fresh off of a week on the road with North Carolina's fantastic Whatever Brains, we get a chance to hear this band in their post-tour element. Be sure to check out their awesome brand new EP on 16OH Records (Slices, Lewd Acts, Sleepies, Swann Danger, Mindless, Scam discography, etc.). For the true freaks. Not to be missed.

Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Live Concerts and Demos from Beyond the Beyond
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
On tap this week: an unreleased album from guitarist J.D. King of the Coachmen; demos from Septimania; a 1987 concert by the band Nimal, featuring Tom Cora; and a set of live recordings from London's Club Integral, by artists as varied as Toolshed, Kenny Process Team, Sean O'Hagan, and Bing Selfish. As always, the show won't be archived --- so it's Tuesday, or not at all.

Diamond Terrifier
Monday, August 13th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Diamond Terrifier, the solo project of Sam Hillmer of Zs, builds tightly compressed songs out of looped shards of effects-laden saxophone and pure reed tones. August 14th is the release date for Diamond Terrifier's first full-length album, "Kill the Self That Wants to Kill Yourself," out on Northern-Spy Records. Tune in a day early to hear a special live set in the WFMU studios.

Monday, August 13th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
The superchild of "Weird Al" Yankovic & Led Zeppelin, TBNB are a band that manage to rock people's faces off while simultaneously making them laugh said faces off. These three young musicians (ages totaling 30) will be stopping by to entertain us, enrich our lives, and (hopefully) explain what their name means.

Juicy J & Skrillex
Monday, August 13th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Juicy J of the Three 6 Mafia (Memphis, TN) and Skrillex (Los Angeles, CA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Royal Headache
Saturday, August 11th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Syndey's Royal Headache combine sweetly crooned tunes and punking rock rama lama. Their 2011 self-titled debut album was recently re-released stateside by What's Your Rupture? and is earning rave reviews from the likes of Pitchfork and the Onion AV Club. Catch them now as they begin to light up the northern hemisphere.

Allan Fraser
Saturday, August 11th, 2012, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Allan Fraser, as half of the folk duo Fraser and DeBolt, released two albums on Columbia in 1971 and 1973. Despite rave reviews and touring the music circuit, the records sold only modestly, eventually falling into obscurity. Neither of the Fraser and DeBolt records has had an official reissue, but they have gained greater attention and a larger number of devoted fans in recent years. Their debut is simply one of the finest records to emerge from that era, and retains the ability to startle with its daring and its beauty. Daisy DeBolt and Allan Fraser went their separate ways after the second release, pursuing different avenues in the music world. As is the case with many Canadian artists, they were very well-known in their native country and less so in the United States. Fraser spoke with us by phone from his home in Montreal.

Doug Gillard
Thursday, August 9th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
As busy as he is -- just having finished a tour with Nada Surf, putting out his own solo record last year and completed recording a new record with Death of Samantha (yes it is 2012) -- Doug Gillard has found the time to visit WFMU once again, this time as a Guest DJ on the PEER PRESSURE segment of Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine. As of late, he also has under his belt a collaboration LP with Robert Pollard under the name Lifeguards, and co-wrote and recorded with Sally Crewe for a Sally Crewe And The Sudden Moves EP last year ("Transmit/Recieve"). It's likely you'll hear some of his music for the period previous, so tune in at noon, hear Doug at 1pm! Listeners are encouraged to ask Doug questions via the live playlist.

Cannibalism Night at the UCB Theater with Ken & Andy, Baratunde Thurston, Chuck Klosterman & The Dotted Eyes
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
It's Cannibalism Night as Ken & Andy return to the stage of the UCB Theater next Wednesday, August 8th at 6pm for the Bath Salts episode of Seven Second Delay. Joining Andy and an MDPV-ingesting Ken will be author & comedian Baratunde Thurston, Ethicist & Journalist Chuck Klosterman, and musical guests The Dotted Eyes, starring Josh Breckman! There will be a Q&A session following the Dotted Eyes set and please do NOT bring up anal sex during it. The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.

Potty Mouth and Chemical Peel
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
Potty Mouth and Chemical Peel from South Carolina take a break from their tour, complete with their van dying while double parked in front of the station, for a fantastic split set. Potty Mouth are an all girl band from Western Mass who play catchy as hell power pop songs about dogs and small towns and other good stuff. Chemical Peel is mostly made up of girls, and they sound a little but like a 2012 Sonic Youth from the south. Check out Chemical Peel's awesome self-titled LP and Potty Mouth's brand new LP on Feeble Minds and Ride The Snake. Great session not to be missed.

DJ Berbere
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
International superstar about town. Dj'd gigs in Arusha Tanzania, Bangkok Thailand, Hanoi Vietnam, and Hardcore House in Jamaica Plain MA USA. Also does live music at Berbere Superstar.

Jeff Salkin
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
Jeff Salkin, the Anti-Defamation League's NJ Community Director on Guns, God, Oi & Hate Music.

Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records Guest DJ's
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner
Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we've barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment!

Diane Cluck
Monday, August 6th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event

The idiosyncratic folk musician Diane Cluck will visit the Airborne Event for a live set on piano and guitar with cello accompaniment. She calls her music "intuitive folk," and has collaborated with fellow travelers like Herman Dune and CocoRosie. Lately, she's been exploring alternative ways of connecting with listeners through a subscription "song-of-the-week" service that offers her new songs as they come out and can even include songs on the topic of the subscriber's choice.

Sean Lennon & The White Stripes
Monday, August 6th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Nard digs into the vaults and unearths some of his past interviews with Sean Lennon and The White Stripes! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Bill McKibben
Monday, August 6th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
Writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben talks about the terrifying numbers behind global warming and the debut of a new TMI special corespondent - Josh Glenn "semiotic Brand consultant" PLUS the NRA, Hot lanes and Hot bikes

Joe McGasko, Lizzie Davis, Kelly Jones, Liz Berg, Jeff Moore, David Van Dokkum, Chris M., Anna Fiswak, Bryce, Scott Williams, Ken Freedman, and Yvonne Szymczak fill in for Jim Price
Monday, August 6th, 2012, 3pm - 3:01pm
Jim Price's show

Jamaica Independence Day Special (Jeff Sarge fills in for Glen and X.Ray, 12-3pm)
Sunday, August 5th, 2012, 9am - 3pm
Reggae Schoolroom with Jeff Sarge
Please Join Jeff Sarge as he celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence with a special extended version of The Reggae Schoolroom on Sunday, August 5th, 2012 from 9am to 3pm.

Jeff will have a variety of guests in studio and on the phone, including: Musical Icons Gemini Sounds, Merritone Music, Radio Icon Jeff Barnes, Cultural Presenter Miss Mattie Lou, Herbie Miller, Director/Curator of the Jamaica Music Museum at the Institute of Jamaica, plus Surprise guest artists and many more!

Don't miss this joyous exploration of Jamaican artists and their contributions to history through music and culture.

Sunday, August 5th, 2012, 6am - 9am
on Undancing In The Dirt with Thomas Storck

New York City's Zulus are perhaps noise rock at it's most inviting, a dark but welcoming wall of sound with some of the deepest guitar sounds in recent memory. To say the least, they are a very LOUD band, relentlessly at times, creating a reverb-soaked sound-space the listener can feel in a very physical way. Their debut full-length, "Zulus" is just out on Aagoo Records and the band stops by WFMU to perform their last show of the summer.

Colin Blunstone of The Zombies
Saturday, August 4th, 2012, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Colin Blunstone, lead singer of The Zombies, who are currently on tour celebrating the band's 50th anniversary!

Hella Hungarian Hip-Hop: Part One
Friday, August 3rd, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For this week's episode of "Put the Needle on the Record," Billy Jam travels to Budapest, Hungary for the first in a two part series from the Central European country to unearth underground Hungarian hip-hop, and produce a live hip-hop session with American transplants Community Education from the studios of Tilos [pronounced Tilosh] Radio - the Budapest community radio station that bases its operation on the WFMU model.

Jonathan Cummins
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

You may know him as the guitarist for the awesomely poptastic Doughboys in the 80's/90s, or in Bionic at the "turn of the century" or PERHAPS you're already schooled in USA Out of Vietnam, his new band. Either way, Mr. Cummins will be kicking ass with a killer playlist on the PEER PRESSURE segment of Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine starting at 1pm! Listeners will be able to ask him questions via the LIVE interactive playlist.

No Class and Dark Ages
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week on Distort Jersey City we have a split set from the two hardest bands from Kansas City, Missouri, No Class and Dark Ages. Boredom tends to produce the best hardcore punk... Both bands have a similar vibe, while Dark Ages tends to be a little catchier while No Class tends to be really, really ignorant. Recommended for fans of bashing your head against a wall repeatedly and loud, abrasive hardcore. Dark Ages are on Sorry State Records and No Class are on Deranged Records. Tired, bored, angry and violent. Be prepared to uncontrollably mosh your bedroom, car, cubicle, sidewalk, or wherever you may be living out the bleak monotony of your mortal existence.

Magzilla and BATHAUS
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Maggie Cavallo (Magzilla) and Ashley Capachione (BATHAUS) are two homies conjuring up sounds & experiences in Boston, MA. They work individually and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary, multi-media collective creating work though the cumulative fusion of sound, visuals and performance.

Experimental Cassette Culture with Ryan Martin from DAIS Records
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner
Brooklynite and avid tape fan Ryan Martin (DAIS Records, Robert & Leopold Tapes, member of York Factory Complaint and DeTrop) returns to Brian's show for a third year sporting another heady batch of way-out cassettes from his archives. Lots of experimental sounds past and present accompanied by some scholarly observations by Mr. Martin. Playlisted photos of the tape art will be on display for listeners live yet again (postponed from July 10th)

Monday, July 30th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Zaïmph is the solo guitar project of the prolific experimentalist Marcia Bassett, who has visited the Airborne Event before as a member of the Double Leopards, the duo Zaika with Tom Carter of Charalambides, and Shackamaxon. Her recent duo record with Samara Lubelski has been roiling the airwaves at WFMU, and she visits on the heels of a new release from Zaïmph. Perhaps the closest one can come to describing Zaïmph's music is simply to explain that the project takes its name from a sacred object imbued with both dread and bliss -- the mysterious veil of the moon-goddess Tanit of Carthage.

Tommy Lee & Hannibal Burress
Monday, July 30th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Tommy Lee (Los Angeles, CA) and comedian Hannibal Buress (Chicago, IL) ! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo !

Interview with Jonathan Sterne
Monday, July 30th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Radio Free Culture
Benjamen Walker interviews author Jonathan Sterne, who wrote "The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction" (Duke, 2003), and "MP3: The Meaning of a Format" (Duke 2012), and numerous articles on media, technologies and the politics of culture. Jonathan teaches in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science Program at McGill University. He is also the editor of "The Sound Studies Reader" (Routledge, 2012).

Monday, July 30th, 2012, 3:01pm - 6pm
Scott Williams's show
The San Fran-based Jealousy summons muses such as Spacemen 3, Throbbing Gristle and Neu! with little more than a bass guitar, a theremin, and some mysterious and indistinct vocalising. For this, their second visit to WFMU, they're in very exploratory mode, mostly improvising songs on the spot and spelunking through some very dark caves. Look out for 2 soon-to-be released recordings on Moniker Records, including a split with Psychedelic Horseshit and Jennifer Herrema.

Istanbulive: Selda and friends (live remote broadcast from Lincoln Center Out of Doors)
Saturday, July 28th, 2012, 6pm - 10pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

WFMU returns to Lincoln Center's Damrosch Bandshell to broadcast the fourth annual Istanbulive - a musical celebration of Turkey.  This year's Istanbulive is the most exciting yet:  The headliner is legendary Anatolian folk-rocker Selda Bağcan, making her US debut after a 40 year career.  Earlier in the evening we'll hear from Ilhan Ersahin’s Wonderland, the Turkish-roots project of the saxophonist / club and label maven (NuBlu), producer (Wax Poetic) - featuring Turkish Roma (Gypsy) clarinet wizard Hüsnü Şenlendirici.  And opening the show will be The Secret Trio, a virtuosic mult-culti trio that bridges traditional and contemporary Mediterranean, East European and Turkish music.  The concert, like all Lincoln Center Out of Doors events, is free.  So join us there, or tune in for a very special evening of Turkish-tinged global music.

Summer Music Spectacular with Beach Boys expert, author Jon Stebbins
Saturday, July 28th, 2012, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael spins two hours of music celebrating Summer, and will chat with special guest Jon Stebbins, music journalist whose new book is titled "The Beach Boys FAQ."

Live broadcast from Austin, TX
Friday, July 27th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine
Mr. Fine Wine will be doing a live edition of Downtown Soulville at Antone's Record Shop in Austin, Texas.

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