Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Rich Russo "Anything Anything"
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Rich Russo, host of the commercial free-form music show "Anything Anything," which aired on the now-defunct WRXP on Sunday nights in New York, will be Irwin's on-air guest Wednesday afternoon, September 14. Despite its unpredictable mix of genre-surfing, "Anything Anything" was a ratings success on a station with an ill-fated format. Russo is currently stringing together a loose network of affiliates to revive "Anything Anything" simultaneously on both commercial and non-commercial outlets. An admitted admirer of WFMU (with the t-shirts to prove it), Russo got away with airing scratchy vinyl, warped cassettes, and audio ripped from VHS tapes on a commercial rock station. He'll talk about the rise and fall of WRXP's "New York rock experience" and about his new venture.

Stephen Duncombe & Maxwell Tremblay
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.
Stephen Duncombe and Maxwell Tremblay will be in studio to discuss their new book White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race. Jay will try to keep the conversion intellectual-sounding and pretend like he started listening to punk before he was old enough to buy beer while Bronwyn will call him a “young” and make knowing comments about the early days of the New York hardcore scene.

Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner
Tom heads up from Philly and reprises his yearly visit to BT's show with another box of excellent sounds: mostly 7" singles in the realm of curious outsiders, baked DIY auteurs from all corners of the world, basement punks, malformed synth epics and other miscellaneous home-brewed weirdness. A rare and always exciting opportunity to hear some real quality stuff from between the cracks you never even knew existed. Presented with photos of cover art in the playlist sidelines to boot!

Carl Canedy
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane's next installment of Peer Pressure features Carl Canedy of the Rods! He is legendary for his drumming skills and for producing many '80s metal staples: Anthrax's "Fistful of Metal," Exciter's "Violence" and "Force", Helstar's "Burning Star," and even a Blue Cheer record! Tune in and hear what's between his ears while Diane picks his brain! Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine airs Noon-3pm; the Peer Pressure segment begins promptly at 1pm!

High Castle
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

Oakland spaz punks High Castle drop by the WFMU studio to kick, scratch, and whine their way in to the hearts of America.

The 10 year anniversary of America losing its freaking mind
Monday, September 12th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
On September 12th 2011, TMI will present a rare "live" program commemorating ten years of American cognitive dissonance. Host Benjamen Walker will be joined by the journalists Jonathan Kay and Petra Bartosiewicz and they will take listener calls. Jonathan Kay is the author of "Among the Truthers" a book about America's growing conspiracy theory movement and the people who believe in them. Petra Bartosiewicz has been writing about the FBI's hunt for terrorist networks and sleeper cells. Her soon-to-be-published book is called "The Best Terrorists We Could Find," an investigation of terrorism trials in the U.S. since 9/11.

Les Chauds Lapins
Monday, September 12th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Les Chauds Lapins ("the hot rabbits"), lead by New York's Kurt Hoffman and Meg Reichardt, specialize in a repertoire of French swing from the 1920's through the 40's. The group has re-arranged long-forgotten French classics for banjo-ukes, string trio, guitar and winds, mixing the rootsiness of early American jazz with the lushness of a Bernard Hermann film soundtrack. They drop by WFMU to play live.

Monday, September 12th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Noveller's beautiful layered compositions will leave you in a state of wonder. How does one woman make all of these lovely and jarring sounds all at once? How can she do it with just one electric guitar? Sarah Lipstate, the woman behind the guitar, graces the WFMU studio with a taste of her signature slow-burn songs that build to joyous noisy symphonies. Noveller's new album "Glacial Glow" (Saffron / Weird Forest) is aptly titled and a recent fave of Liz's. Tune in to drown yourself in the pretty noise!

"Peter & the Wolf" Jazz Rarity
Monday, September 12th, 2011, 6am - 9am
More Than A Few Exciting Moments with Frank O'Toole
Frank will feature a jazz rarity on his program this week at 8am: The Incredible Jimmy Smith's soulful 1966 take on Serge Prokofiev's "Peter & The Wolf," arranged & conducted by Oliver Nelson.

Daniel Breland and Nathan Tempro
Sunday, September 11th, 2011, 6am - 9am
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh
Keili hangs out with 16 year old Hip Hop and Youtube sensations, Daniel Breland and Nathan Tempro. Their beats are hot, their timing is perfect and their raps are raw and powerful, yet eloquent.

Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal
Saturday, September 10th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Over the years there have been many collaborations and crossover projects involving the entrancing West African harp-lute, the kora - but few if any have achieved the extraodinary symbiosis of French cellist extraordinaire Vincent Ségal and Malian kora virtuoso Ballaké Sissoko. The duo has released a beautiful CD, Chamber Music, and wowed a packed room at last January's Globalfest showcase in NY. They return for a highly anticipated North American Tour this month, including a big NY show at CUNY's Elebash Recital Hall, 365 5th Ave on Tuesday September 27. We're honored to meet Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal in person for an interview and performance on today's show.

Sex Pistol's Glen Matlock
Saturday, September 10th, 2011, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Glen Matlock, original bassist of the Sex Pistols - the band who changed the course of Rock & Roll and popular culture with the release of "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols."

Ponderosa Stomp Preview Show
Thursday, September 8th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

In anticipation of of a killer weekend in New Orleans, Matt Fiveash and Gaylord Fields drop by S.P.A.Z.Z. HQ for a Pre-Ponderosa Stomp Blast-a-Roo! Fiveash has lotsa records, Gaylord has lotsa records (and a Sugarboy story) and Spazz just drops lotsa records on the floor. A not to be missed three hour radio spectacular for the loud crowd monkey set!

Sally Crewe and the Sudden Moves + John Doe
Thursday, September 8th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Sally Crewe and the Sudden Moves return to WFMU with a new release, the "Transmit/Receive" EP, and a new lead guitarist, the legendary Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices, Death of Samantha, etc.) who co-produced and co-wrote the new record.

In the second half of our guest doubleheader, John Doe will be stopping by the show! John of course is the founder of the legendary L.A. punk band X, the Knitters, and is an accomplished actor (Roadhouse, Roadside Prophets, Roswell, etc.). He has just released a brand new album, "Keeper," and, well, it IS a keeper! John will be playing in NYC later the same night at the Rockwood Music Hall then be back later in the month playing three shows in the area with X!

Jonny Barber & The Living Deads
Thursday, September 8th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Underwater Theme Park with Meghan

Jonny Barber & The Living Deads perform and embody revved up American Rockabilly and Rock n' Roll music. The band features Jonny Barber on guitar and vocals, Symphony Tidwell on standup bass, and Randee McKnight on drums. Based in Denver, CO, the band was traveling across country in their home/trailer, when they swung by the WFMU studios to do a live set for Underwater Theme Park. Their raw sound and presence will make you swear that the old rockabilly legends walk again.

Cute Lepers
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

'77 punk might be the jumping off point for Cute Lepers -- there's even a song called "'77" on their latest album -- but they take that sound and run with it, taking it to places that the Ramones and Heartbreakers never imagined. That new album, Adventure Time (1-2-3-4-Go!/Damaged Goods), is chock-full of catchy anthemic hits and is a cinch to place in the upper reaches of efd's 2011 Best Of list. They're playing live on Thursday Sept. 1 at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn and are touring extensively across the US; check for a show near you, and tune in on Sept. 7 to hear them live on WFMU!

Andrew Sharpley DJ mix
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Late of various obscure nineties European electronic bands, inc. Stock, Hausen and Walkman, Dummy Run, a&e, etc (no i haven't heard of them either), Andrew Sharpley is currently operative at an address surprisingly close to where you live.

Eugene Chadbourne
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with the Eugene Chadbourne (Greensboro, NC)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Seven Second Delay at the UCB Theatre with Lionel, Jane Borden & The Jingle Punk Orchestra
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay return to the stage of NYC's UCB Theater this Wednesday, September 7th from 6-7pm for a live broadcast of Seven Second Delay. Joining Ken and Andy on stage will be Talk Show and TV Commentator Lionel, Comedy Writer Jane Borden, and musical guests The Jingle Punk Orchestra. The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on The Duane Train

Stones Throw artist Jonti will be stopping by for an interview and a DJ set.

Dave Edwardson of Neurosis
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Bassist/vocalist of Neurosis, Dave Edwardson will be the guest DJ spinning on Diane's show this week. Comments will be welcome and questions from the listeners will be addressed, so if you have any or want to know how he gets his deeper-than-satan voice, tune in... or just listen in to hear what gems Dave wants to turn the audience onto -- both his own compositions and ones he's a fan of! DKFM Noon-3pm Tuesdays; Peer Pressure segment starts at 1pm weekly!

Angels in America
Monday, September 5th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Scott Williams's show
The duo Angels in America gather up spitting electronics, moody textures and ghostly vocals to build an aural landscape of a creepy elsewhere - and they make good songs too! Scott's highly subjective take is to imagine Genesis P-Orridge scoring "Eraserhead" and hiring Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood to perform it.

Glenn Jones and Yair Yona
Monday, September 5th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Irene Trudel's show
For his latest album "The Wanting," guitarist Glenn Jones recorded in a fourth floor apartment on Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, overlooking the commuter train line. If you listen carefully to the record, you can occasionally hear trains going by in the background. In addition to playing with the band Cul de Sac, this solo disc is Jones' first album for Thrill Jockey, overflowing with nods to the "American Primitive" guitar style popularized by John Fahey. Glenn Jones plays live.

This is followed by a set by Israeli-born fingerstyle guitarist Yair Yona. Starting out as a bassist, Yona played stints in several London bands including Human Beings, then discovered the music of Bert Jansch and followed that musical path. Yair runs the Annova label and puts out a fine musical blog called "Small Town Romance." Yair Yona was in the NYC area for a rare visit over the Labor Day weekend, and Irene is recording a live set with him.

Ivy / The Bandana Splits
Sunday, September 4th, 2011, 5pm - 7pm
Gaylord Fields's show
It's double live gonzo as this special-edition program will present two sessions fresh from the WFMU studios.

1. Ivy have come back from a six-year hiatus with a new album, All Hours, a coast-to-coast mini-tour to show off this new album, and a visit to the WFMU studios to launch their return in grand style. The NYC-based trio of genuine French chanteuse Dominique Durand and multi-instrumentalists Adam Schlesinger (the Fountains of Wayne mainstay) and Andy Chase will bring forth their swoony take on romantic modern popcraft for the benefit of your thankful ears and poised heart.

2. Add to the impressive roll call of female vocal trios ranging from the Dinning Sisters to the Dixie Cups to Dolly Mixture the name the Bandana Splits. Annie, Dawn and Lauren will wrap their dulcet voices around a melody like three vines on a trellis during this live performance. The Brooklyn-based group's debut long-player, Mr. Sam Presents the Bandana Splits, sounds like nothing less than the results of a girl group session conducted by a prison-hardened Phil Spector on a 72-hour furlough.

Labor of Love Global Rock and Roll Ping-Pong Battle with Katie Gentile
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
An annual holiday tradition: Rob Weisberg and Katie Gentile (Rob's longtime sidekick, academic, author, open-water swimmer and violinist in the bands The Special Pillow and The Mad Scene) play "radio ping-pong," alternating tracks. Rob bounces rock-tinged world music off Katie's classic indie rock (with a special emphasis on vintage gems from New Zealand and Australia).

Nick Tosches
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011, 1pm - 3pm
Fool's Paradise with Rex
Celebrated scribe Nick Tosches swings by the fur-lined fallout shelter to discuss his latest tome, "Save the Last Dance for Satan," just published by Kicks Books. Nick will tell the inspired tale about an age when booze, bribes, and broads were behind every hit record. The origins of Frank Sinatra's favorite meatballs may also be revealed.

Ego Trip
Thursday, September 1st, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah

Ego Trip was one of the best hip-hop magazines to emerge from NYC in the 1990's. It lasted four years and then the staff (Sacha Jenkins, Elliott Wilson, Jefferson "Chairman" Mao, Gabriel Alvarez & designer Brent Rollins) focused on various other media outlets. They released two books: "Book of Rap Lists" & "Big Book of Racism!", and produced several TV shows: "TV's Illest Minority Moments", "Race-O-Rama!" and "The (White) Rapper Show." Gabriel Alvarez will swing by to represent "the arrogant voice of musical truth."

JG Thirlwell DJ mix
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

JG Thirlwell is a composer/producer/performer based in Brooklyn, NY. After working with experimental group Nurse With Wound, Thirlwell started making his own records in 1980, initially releasing them on his own "Self Immolation" label. In recent years, with commissions for Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can, and his occasional eighteen piece ensemble, he has been increasingly interested electronically and sample generated music being re-scored for traditional instrumentation -- played both conventionally and not (recent examples include performing with a chamber ensemble version of Manorexia). In addition, Thirlwell scores "The Venture Brothers," a hit cartoon show on Adult Swim/Cartoon Network. His project Manorexia will be playing Oct 2 at ATP's I'll be your Mirror in Asbury Park NJ with Portishead, and at the BAM cafe (free!) in Brooklyn on Nov 18.

The Jolts
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with the Jolts (Vancouver, BC) *plus* the Jolts guys will be bringing in some of their recent favourite records to spin! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Mary Lorson
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Mary Lorson performs on Irwin's program Weds. August 31. Mary was vocalist in the bands Madder Rose and Saint Low, and currently fronts Mary Lorson and the Soubrettes. She'll perform songs from her forthcoming album, "Burn Baby Burn." Lorson will also discuss her musical play-in-progress, "Freak Baby and the Kill Thought," about vaudeville wildwoman Eva Tanguay, who Lorson describes as "the first iconic, self-defined, out-of-control American female star. She was to Sarah Bernhart what Janis Joplin was to Helen Hayes--enthralling but dark and kind of crazy."

Matt & Andy from Bicep / Feel My Bicep
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on The Duane Train

Matt and Andy from the production crew and blog Bicep / Feel My Bicep will be spinning live on this week's show.

The Old Codger fills in for the Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
To the Old Codger, Irene was just another ticklish chorus floozy. The Codge survived hurricanes Ethel, Bessie, Magnolia, Florence, Agnes, Winifred, Prudence, Myrtle, Minerva, Clara, Maude, Edith, Beatrice, and Millicent without losing a single 78 rpm record. He'll have the goods to prove it when he fills in for WFMU's Antique Phonograph Hour on Tuesday August 30 from 8-9pm.

Phrogclock fills in for Fatty Jubbo (on the Cake & Polka Parade podcast)
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011, 2pm - 3pm
on Cake & Polka Parade with Fatty Jubbo

Stricken with a mysterious condition, Phrogclock lives in a specially constructed 'Phrogclock Box' where only his shaving cream slathered head is visible. Despite this, Phrogclock has been hauled around to host many Chicago-area events such as the Bitchpork festival in July. He has also made many appearances on the public access show Cool Clown Ground. Phrogclock plays his favorite tunes on this very special edition of the Cake & Polka Parade.

John Gallagher of Raven
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Vocalist and bassist of RAVEN, John Gallagher joins Diane and will be spinning about an hour's worth of music, chatting in between about his background and what influenced the Gallagher brothers to start Raven and where they are now. This particular segment is pretaped, so no questions from listeners are required, just your ears, and an appreciation for music! DKFM Noon-3pm Tuesdays; Peer Pressure segment starts at 1pm weekly!

Julianna Barwick
Monday, August 29th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

To call Julianna Barwick's experimental soundscapes otherworldly may be an understatement. Barwick's soundscapes grew out of her experiences as a choir girl in Louisiana and Missouri. Juilianna begins her songs quietly, usually with a single refrain, and then builds looped pieces around her extraordinary vocals until she's woven a complex, sonic architecture. Julianna Barwick plays live.

James Pants
Monday, August 29th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

James Pants takes a freeform approach to dance music, his aesthetic calling to mind Gary Wilson and Midnite Vultures-era Beck. Dirty beats, sleazy anthems, smooth retro jams, and a minimal synth revival are all emblematic of the Pants sound and shine through on his latest self-titled release on the Stones Throw label. What else would you expect from a Peanut Butter Wolf protege? Tune in for a smoking live set... you may need a shower afterwards.

Sunday, August 28th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh

You like Radiohead? You like Bon Iver? So do Hooves, and it shows in their music!

Clay Pigeon and Julie Go Onto Slurricane 2011Fill-in Duty
Sunday, August 28th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon

Deniz Tek
Thursday, August 25th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The legendary guitarist and songwriter from Radio Birdman comes to rock out at WFMU to preview a rare East Coast solo tour. Catch Deniz Aug 26 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, Aug 27 at Maxwell's in Hoboken and Aug 28 at Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat
Thursday, August 25th, 2011, 9am - Noon
Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal
You may know Wham City's Ed Schrader as the host of The Ed Schrader Show and The Ed Schrader Podcast, or as the voice of David Bowie trying his hand at standup comedy. Ed Schrader's Music Beat began with a floor tom, a little bit of reverb on the vocals, and a three-year tour of the USA. Now joined by bassist Devlin Rice (Nuclear Power Pants), Ed Schrader's Music Beat is bringing to mind minimalist Swans songs stripped to their essence with wit, concision, and a message. Providence's mighty Load Records is responsible for the tour-only "Rats" 7", and will release the debut ESMB LP Jazz Mind later this fall.

The Wrong Words
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
There's a certain midwest power pop sensibility to the Wrong Words, despite the fact that the band is actually from San Francisco. Think the Shoes or 20/20 with Andy Partridge of XTC on vocals and you might start to get the idea. But why think when you can just tune in and hear them?! And look for their self-titled debut LP on Trouble In Mind.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

"This is a themed mix about cars, driving, motorways, traffic and all that stuff. It was originally an hour long and used in an installation that showed bits of road movies on a loop and as a consequence I don't think anyone other than myself ever heard it all the way through. So I thought I'd chop it up, add some new bits and hey, presto: a 20 minute session for DO or DIY." - Mark, Osymyso

A Tribute To Jani Lane of Warrant
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
A tribute to Warrant's Jani Lane (February 1, 1964 - August 11, 2011). Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Seven Second Delay at the UCB Theater 8/24 w/ Wyatt Cenac, David Carr, Eleanor Friedberger & Weev
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay returns to the stage of NYC's UCB Theater this Wednesday, August 24th from 6-7pm for a live broadcast of Seven Second Delay. Joining Ken on stage will be Daily Show Correspondent Wyatt Cenac, New York Times Columnist David Carr, Legendary Hacker Weev, and musical guest The Fiery Furnaces Eleanor Friedberger. Not joining Ken on stage will be Andy, who is too scared of Weev to show up this time. The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.

Digby Pearson of Earache Records
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Founder and owner of Earache Records, Digby Pearson, will be spinning an hour of music on the Peer Pressure segment of Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine this week. Tune in at 1pm to check out what the man who saw fit to release Napalm Death's SCUM in 1987- listens to now. He'll chat with Diane about how he chooses music for his groundbreaking record label that put grindcore on the map and made extreme metal a household word! Questions from listeners will be fielded from the comments board- ask Digby what you'd like, LIVE! DKFM Noon-3pm Tuesdays; Peer Pressure segment starts at 1pm weekly!

Marissa Nadler
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Shattering singer-songwriter preconceptions, Marissa returns to WFMU singing songs from her new kickstarter-funded album. Her lilting voice, ethereal guitar style and dark themes will float you into the morning.

Matthew Mullane
Monday, August 22nd, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

From an unassuming Ohio town comes a mighty fine fingerstyle guitarist named Matthew Mullane. His debut album was recently released on Vin Du Select Qualitite, or VDSQ, as part of the label's Solo Acoustic series, also featuring the likes of Thurston Moore, Mark McGuire, Allen Karpinski, Chris Brokaw, and more. Matthew apparently sent in a tape blind and VDSQ liked it so much they signed him up. While he was in NYC on tour Irene brought Matthew Mullane to WFMU for a live performance.

Voyageurs + Guest DJ Carlos Icaza
Monday, August 22nd, 2011, 9am - Noon
Liz Berg's show
Fist-pumping garage rock from Arkansas, of all places! Voyageurs' songs are full of catchy hooks, distorted riffs, psychedelic moments, and just enough reverb. Check out their new album "Freak Cave" on the Free Music Archive, and see them live as they tour the East coast.

Also this week, a special guest DJ set from Carlos Icaza (aka DJ Tropicaza) who's in town from Mexico City. In addition to crate digging all over Mexico and South America, Carlos plays in about 10 different Mexico City-based bands including Los Fancy Free, Las Comadrejas, and Evil Hippie. Carlos shares some old rarities and new tracks from his many musical projects.

Jean and June Millington of Fanny
Sunday, August 21st, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
"Pioneer" is almost too weak of a word for the Millington sisters. Back in the early '70s, they fronted Fanny, the first all-female band to be signed to a major label--and one of the first all-female rock bands, period! Over the course of five albums and hundreds of live shows, Fanny paved the way for other "sisters" who wanted to do it for themselves. Jean and June are back with a new album, "Play Like a Girl," and they will be visiting Surface Noise to play some songs and chat a little about their career in music.

Eleven Twenty-Nine
Friday, August 19th, 2011, 9am - Noon
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Eleven Twenty-Nine is the double guitar duo of Tom Carter (Charalambides) and Marc Orleans (Sunburned, D. Charles Speer & The Helix), augmented by drummer Michael Evans (God is my Co-Pilot). They'll be bringing their saturated blend of cosmic blues and improvised psychedelic drift to WFMU for this hot summer live session. Don't miss it.

Conrad Schnitzler Tribute
Thursday, August 18th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
A Special tribute to the recently deceased Conrad Schnitzler will air on August 18 with guest Gen-Ken Montgomery, who was a long-time friend and occasional collaborator of Schnitzler's. Schnitzler was a key figure in the development of psychedelic rock, electronic and experimental music in Germany beginning in the late sixties. His influence cannot be overstated, and can be heard everywhere right up to today's electronic music. Rare and seldom heard works including live mixing from Schnitzler's Cassette Concerts will be aired, as well as discussion about the man himself.

Ami Dang
Thursday, August 18th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Ami Dang seems to draw as much inspiration from Bollywood and North Indian classical music (she's trained in both voice and sitar) as from the fertile sounds of her native Baltimore (home to everything from Nautical Almanac to Scottie B). Her album Hukam -- released earlier this year on Ehse Records on vinyl, cd, and pay-what-you-want download -- has been in rotation on WFMU and on the Free Music Archive. Ami Dang will be joined by a live percussionist, and also performs at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on Tuesday August 16th with White Life and Ganjatronics.

Werner Von Wallenrod
Thursday, August 18th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah

A true hip hop junkie and one of the most knowledgeable ones too! He's been running the amazing Werner Von Wallenrod's Humble, Little Hip-Hop Blog for years. Listen up, pencil and paper out, now get ready to be schooled!

TWO live bands: The Limiñanas and APB
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
One of the hottest bands of the past two years and an iconic post-punk band that dates back to the early '80s both play live tonight on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show! France's Limiñanas released two killer singles in 2010 (one of which, "Je Ne Suis Pas Très Drogue," was efd's #1 single of the year) and followed those up with an outstanding full-length LP on the Trouble In Mind label. Their fuzz-filled French garage-pop is at once familiar and unique - hear them live on WFMU, then go see them at Cake Shop on Thursday the 18th with Wrong Words!

APB were the first band to play live on Evan's show back in 2006, and they return for a second appearance! Best known for their post-punk classic "(I'd Like To) Shoot You Down," the band is about to release its latest album Jaguar on the Oatcake label. They'll be playing on Aug. 18th at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch NJ, Aug. 19th at Mirelles in Westbury Long Island (My Father's Place 40th Anniv. show) and Aug. 20th at the Highline Ballroom in NYC but you can hear them FIRST on WFMU Wednesday Aug. 18th.

Irene Moon
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Do or DIY with People Like Us
Irene Moon and the Auk Theater love drama, insects, crime, and examinations. All of these elements make great theater and all occurred at Princess Ann High School documented in the yearbook created to archive the 1963-1964 school year. Irene found the record in a thrift store in early 2011, but had no idea the demon she uncovered! Of course, these elements could only be discovered in the recording by reading between the lines, backmasking, and interviewing people who know a lot about many things. The new historical drama is filled with music from Nine Fingered Thug, Juules Trakker, Yellow Tears, Secret Boyfriend, Kites, Kevin Blechdom, and, naturally, Lawrence Welks. 

Irene Moon is an entomologist at North Carolina State University who participates in music and theater. She has the duel focus to advance appreciation of art in the halls of science; as a means of connecting the public to entomology and increasing awareness of the art and creativity intrinsic to the scientific process.

Find out more information about Irene Moon, Auk Theater and the Begonia Society at

Michael Barclay
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with author Michael Barclay (Toronto, ON) about his book "Have Not Been the Same: The Canrock Renaissance, 1985-1995!" Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Gaye Advert of the Adverts
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Gaye Advert, original bassist of the Adverts, and punk icon will be presenting a set of music, talking a bit about what music she finds inspiring nowadays, and life as an Advert then and now! Tune in to this edition of "Peer Pressure," heard weekly on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine, and get on the live comments board and tell Gaye how much you adore her!!!

Eurock founder Archie Patterson fills in for Tony Coulter on Give the Drummer Radio
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Archie Patterson's Eurock, founded in 1973, was the first U.S. music magazine to cover the then-new krautrock scene, as well as the music of then-unknown progressive and experimental acts like Heldon, Lard Free, and Urban Sax. In the early '80s Archie formed Eurock Distribution and the Eurock label, which put out classic cassette-only releases by the likes of Ilitch, Pascal Comelade, and the Plastic People of the Universe. In 2009, Tony Coulter interviewed Archie for Beware of the Blog. Now Archie returns the favor by filling in during Tony's slot on WFMU's alternate stream Give the Drummer Radio. Tune in as Archie spins music by some of the artists he helped discover.

Joe Bataan
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011, 6am - 9am
Marty McSorley's show
Latin Soul legend Joe Bataan takes time before his Summer Stage show in Central Park to talk about his over 40-year carrer that took him from Boogaloo to Disco Rap and back again.

Dark Night of the Dusty Soul featuring Clay Pigeon
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011, 3am - 6am
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
After a year of Julie's frequent visits to The Dusty Show, Clay Pigeon finally gets payback by invading Dark Night. Will he be able to tolerate the bursts of "upside down bat music?" Will she be able to tolerate his non sequiturs? How many '70s metal records will she have to wrest out of his hands? Will he heckle her "girl with piano" staples? Will their friendship ever be the same?

Monday, August 15th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Drawing comparisons to dark pop masters like Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley, Icelandic singer Kalli (aka Karl Henry) is releasing his 2nd solo effort in August, which he travelled to Nashville to record. Kalli, the former frontman for Without Gravity (formerly Tenderfoot, who played live on WFMU March 1, 2004), had always wanted to record in Nashville.  He says, "Far from being traditional country songs I really wanted to mix them up with certain country music elements."  The resulting work is a dreamy melding of dark folk and alt country. Kalli plays live on Irene's WFMU show.

High Places
Monday, August 15th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

The duo of Rob Barber and Mary Pearson drop by WFMU to play a set of sparkley electronic songs perfect for a Monday morning wake-up call. From sparse and beautiful compositions to haunting and textured dance tracks, High Places will appeal to fans of Animal Collective and the Human League alike. Their new album is entitled "Original Colors" (Thrill Jockey) and is slated for release this October. Catch them live at Tammany Hall in NYC on 8/13, in St. Louis on 8/20 or Chicago on 8/21.

Ivan Julian
Saturday, August 13th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T is honored to welcome the legendary Ivan Julian to the WFMU airwaves on Saturday August 13th! Ivan Julian was an architect of the '70s punk scene - he played guitar with Richard Hell and the Voidoids, the Outsets, the Lovelies and even the Clash! This is the guy who came up with the opening to "Blank Generation"! He's got a great new album out called "The Naked Flame" on the 2:59 Label, and whether you've been a fan of him for thirty years or this is an introduction to his amazing talent, you have to tune in to the Cherry Blossom Clinic to hear Ivan Julian do his thing LIVE!

Friday, August 12th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Decimus is the name for the solo creations of Pat Murano, a sonic journeyman of many stripes. A long-time member of the No-Neck Blues Band, Pat also formed the outstanding two-man collaborations K Salvatore and Key of Shame, in addition to forming and fronting Malkuth (who played on The Castle in Jan. of 2010), one of the most important and highly original black metal bands in NY history. Here is a player with a lot to offer, the music apparently shuffling for position within and without him. The Decimus works are gloriously patient and long-form, not "noise" at all, but melodic, even "psychedelic" at times, the individual pieces ranging anywhere from 7 to 45 minutes in length. Were it not known that Pat was working multiple keyboards and a mixer from a tabletop vantage point, one might presume, based on the sound, that Decimus were some sort of progressive electronic ensemble of four-to-five persons. These pieces flow, surge and subside, with melody, counterpoint and polyrhythms bouncing off the walls, not unlike the works of Bianchi and Schnitzler. My Castle of Quiet is pleased to present a live, in-the-moment performance by Decimus.

Alex Hacke and Danielle De Picciotto
Thursday, August 11th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Coming this Thursday to WFMU to visit Fabio on Strength Through Failure will be very special guests Alex Hacke and Danielle De Picciotto. They will be coming out to do readings and discuss De Picciotto's new book chronicling her early years in Berlin when she moved there in the mid eighties, and the music, art and fashion scenes she discovered and took part in.

Mr. Len's All-Star Revue
Thursday, August 11th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
One night only, with the illustrious Mr. Len on drums & Kimani Rogers on keyboards; known to the world as Roosevelt Franklin! Invited guests: Jean Grae, Pharoahe Monch, BullyMouth, Breeze Brewin' of The Juggaknots and more!

Disco Dance Party 2011!
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Turn off the air conditioning, throw open the windows, and get ready to sweat! It's time for another Evan "Funk" Davies Disco Dance Party!  Once again EFD will be busting out the 7" AND 12" vinyl and spinning your favorite classic jams of the mid-70s and early '80s, along with some little-heard gems that will make you move your feet to the beat in the heat. Guaranteed at least one "I haven't heard this in 30 years" or "why haven't I heard this before?!" moment for every listener! The string sections and hi-hats get going at 9pm on Wednesday, August 10. See you there!

Jennifer Walshe
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

On this week's DO or DIY it's Jennifer Walshe's turn to make a DJ mix for the show. "The most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years" (The Irish Times) and "Wild girl of Darmstadt" (Frankfurter Rundschau), composer and performer Jennifer Walshe was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her music has been commissioned, broadcast and performed all over the world. She has been the recipient of fellowships and prizes from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York; the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, the Internationales Musikinstitut, Darmstadt and Akademie Schloss Solitude among others. Walshe has written a large number of operas and theatrical works, including "XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!!" an opera for Barbie dolls, available on DVD from Mere Records.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with M.I.A (London, UK), plus Bepi drops by to play a few toons! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Psychic Paramount
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Hard to believe Psychic Paramount have been around for ten years already, coming up out of the ashes of the late great Laddio Bolocko. Both on record and live, PP swerve between brutality and bliss: layers of textural distorto guitar action and color, throttling, mathy percussive pummel recalling great moments of This Heat gone into total in-the-red Japanese psych mode. Add Robert Fripp-like loops building and dismantling the songs themselves in bulldozer style, and you've got the makings of one killer progressive rock unit. Live today with Brian!

Chuck Dukowski of Black Flag, OctoberFaction, SWA, and more
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
CHUCK DUKOWSKI of Black Flag, OctoberFaction, SWA, Wurm, Chuck Dukowski Sextet. In this week's weekly "Peer Pressure" segment, Diane's guest is Chuck Dukowski, best known for playing bass in Black Flag and being co-owner of SST records. Tune in to hear what he has to say about his musical influences, what he's doing now, and to hear 40 minutes of music he's chosen for listeners to check out! He'll be live, and will be open to questions on the comments board!!

DJ Assault + Religious Girls
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011, 6am - 9am
Marty McSorley's show
One show two epic live sets. First Oakland spaz pop rockers Religious Girls bring the party to the WFMU studios. Then legendary Detroit Booty Bass pioneer DJ Assault takes to the tables to turn the party out. This is one is not to be missed.

Inkubus Sukkubus Live at the Camden Purple Turtle
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011, 3am - 6am
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
Finally, a live set from the headliner of that hot night in London. The veteran Pagan-Goth Band return to their home away from home with their tribal rhythms and electrifying vocals. This set is followed by an interview with Tony & Candia McKormack conducted in an English pub before the show.

Jozef Van Wissem
Monday, August 8th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Jozef returns to the WFMU studios for another solo performance of his bewitching trance music for lute. His new record, "The Joy That Never Ends," came out recently on Important Records. He will also be performing live at Littlefield in Brooklyn on August 21st as part of a lineup including Christopher Willits, Leisure, Noveller, and Alexander Turnquist. Catch a preview on Airborne Event and hear some of Jozef's new material.

Sunday, August 7th, 2011, 6am - 9am
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh
August 7th, 6-9 am, Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili reunites with Grooms (formerly Muggabears) for a live session. Remember when Keili was just a wee 16 year old fangirl? Now she's got them on her radio show!

Sexteto Tabala de Palenque, Colombia
Saturday, August 6th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
The music that Sexteto Tabala plays was declared "an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO in 2005: a century-old blend of cumbia and Cuban songs with influences from the Americas, Africa and Europe. We're honored to have the group in our studio on the eve of its Lincoln Center Out of Doors / CTMD Heritage Sunday free concert (on Sunday August 7th at 1pm along with two great local Colombian groups).

The Ettes
Saturday, August 6th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is thrilled to welcome The Ettes back to the Cherry Blossom Clinic this Saturday August 6th! This hardworking Nashville trio has been busy as part of the garage super group The Parting Gifts but now they're back with an amazing new album called "Wicked Will" on the Krian Music label, and it's their best to date! If you've never heard the Ettes, think of Wanda Jackson fronting Thee Headcoats - or better yet, tune in this Saturday to starting at 3pm on the Cherry Blossom Clinic to hear them do their thing LIVE!

Lady Piss
Friday, August 5th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

The band Lady Piss make their first venture northward, after dazzling local Baltimore audiences for some time, with their pummeling hooks and angular, infectious riffage. Progressive and wild, The Jesus Lizard is a fair sonic comparison for these B-more sensations, but only as a baseline -- their deft, intricate arrangements and great songwriting take flight into new, cascading zones that are uniquely the band's own. LP have an outstanding pedigree in their hometown, as the project features former members of Triac, Fight Amp, Carrion, Dactyl and Flowers in the Attic, and current members of Multicult, The Wayward, and Murder. Their debut 12" vinyl ep, "Streaming," has done quite well, especially for a first, self-made release, and you can pick up a copy and hear for yourself, as Lady Piss' Castle appearance coincides with a NY-area show, at The Charleston in Williamsburg, Saturday, August 6th, with Ancient Sky, The Catalyst and Tournament.

Interview with legendary Philadelphia disc jockey Jerry Blavatt (Todd-o-phonic Todd fills in for Joe Belock)
Thursday, August 4th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Known as "The Geator with The Heater" and "The Boss With The Hot Sauce," this summer sees the release of Blavatt's long awaited autobiography. You Only Rock Once is the wildly entertaining and unfiltered story of the man whose career began at the age of 13 on the TV dance show Bandstand and became a music legend. Lifelong friendships with the likes of Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra, a controversial relationship with Philadelphia Mafia boss Angelo Bruno that resulted in a decade-long FBI investigation, and much more colors this amazing journey from the early 60s through today.

Jerry Blavat was one of the early rock-and-roll deejays who revolutionized the profession and invented the "Oldies" format. He had national success in the '60s as host of the popular CBS-TV dance show The Discophonic Scene, but is best known as a high-energy oldies deejay on the air and at live events throughout the Middle Atlantic region. With a successful nightclub outside Atlantic City, NJ (Memories); regular radio shows on 88.5 FM WXPN in Philadelphia, 92.1 FM WVLT in South Jersey, and 98.3 FM WTKU in Atlantic City; and scores of sold-out live dance events every year, Blavat is as popular as ever. He lives in Philadelphia, PA. Please visit him at

One of his often overlooked contributions to American culture is the influlence he has had on Todd-O-Phonic Todd, who named himself in tribute to The Geator.

Daniel Menche
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Daniel Menche presents "Acapocalypse," a 30 minute DJ mix of his hand-picked favorite vocal noise/singing/babbling/chanting songs. A full spectrum of the downright dumbest to the most beautiful voices brought to you from Portland Oregon's sound abuser: Daniel Menche. A lifetime supporter to the Do or DIY experience and someone who you likely would not expect to be a huge fan of Bronski Beat and Misfits. Who wudda thunk!

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