Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Jason Elbogen and Sara Jaffe spin and pitch this morning
Friday, March 11th, 2011, 6am - 9am
Jason Elbogen's show

Evan Funk Davies and Todd-o-Phonic Todd take their turn at the Marathon Meat Pie Tonight
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Dan Bodah and Mary Wing want you to pledge your mad money tonight.
Monday, March 7th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event

Marathon Special - Forget Aerial View: It's Aerial YOU! With Chris T and Rex.
Friday, March 4th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Aerial View
Forget Aerial View: It's Aerial YOU! If yours is the highest pledge on either Aerial View Marathon show YOU'LL be the topic for one solid hour! That's right: a show all about you, your likes and dislikes, your childhood, your family, your opinions, dreams and desires. It's all you - it's Aerial You!

Illustrator Drew Friedman
Saturday, February 26th, 2011, 1pm - 3pm
Fool's Paradise with Rex
Tune into Fool's Paradise on Saturday 2/26 from 1 -3 when Rex welcomes illustration Godhead and WFMU mensch Drew Friedman to the airwaves. Topics of discussion will include Drew's early career, Tor Johnson sightings, the healing power of Joe E Ross and Drew's latest masterwork, Sideshow Freaks (Blast Books). Zagnut bars will also be referenced.

Michael welcomes show business legends Joe Franklin AND Tom Finn of the Left Banke!
Saturday, February 26th, 2011, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
ichael welcomes two amazing guests: show business legend Joe Franklin, The King Of Nostalgia who interviewed over 500,000 guests during the forty three years New York based talk show was on the air, his record collection includes 1,000,000 78s! Joe will share the secrets to his longevity. Plus, Tom Finn, member of The Left Banke, who had a #5 hit in 1966 with "Walk Away Renée" and who is taking part in the just announced Left Banke reunion shows at Joe's Pub in NYC March 5th & 6th!

Frank Henenlotter and Mike Hunchback
Friday, February 25th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
American screenwriter, director and film historian Frank Henenlotter is known for his classic horror-sexploitation comedies, like Basket Case, Brain Damage, Frankenhooker, and the more-recent Bad Biology. Those earlier titles were staples of the 42nd Street theater market of the '60s and '70s. Henenlotter has also been instrumental in rescuing many low-budget classics from eternal obscurity, mostly via his involvement with the Something Weird Video label and catalog.

Mike Hunchback is a well-known local celebrant of all things "low culture" -- early comics, punk rock and the kind of films Mr. Henenlotter makes. Together, they join Wm. for a discussion of Frank's latest film, a documentary on Herschell Gordon Lewis, another legendary American schlockmeister, known as the Godfather of Gore and creator of the so-called "splatter film." Frank's doc on Lewis screens in early March at Anthology Film Archives in NYC, along with the Lewis classics Blood Feast, Something Weird and Scum of the Earth. The fun begins promptly at midnight.

Michael Gira
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Michael Gira of The Swans! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Trent presents: Party on Dublab's Roof in LA f/ Virtual Boy
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
Join Trent and the fine folks at Dublab as WFMU hosts a recession-proof daytime party on Dublab's roof in beautiful Silver Lake, Los Angeles.  Tune into the dubstream from 2 - 7 PM Los Angeles time as Dublab DJ's and Trent hit the 1's and 0's hard all afternoon long -- and we'll also have a live set from deeply orchestral gaming addicts Virtual Boy during the FM broadcast on 91.1 and 90.1,, and on the dubstream from 7 - 8pm Eastern time.

Live from the UCB Theatre
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Another installment of Seven Second Delay, live from the UCB Theatre! Guests on the February 23 show include Mike Sacks, author of "And Here's the Kicker" and the forthcoming "Your Wildest Dreams Within Reason"; Robert Galinsky, who runs the New York Reality TV School, for people who dream of being cast on a reality show; and another exciting guest TBA! The UCB Theatre is located at 307 West 26th Street in Manhattan, near the corner of 8th Avenue. Admission $5.

D. Charles Speer
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011, 6am - 9am
JA In The AM with John Allen
Lock yr computer speakers onto JA in the AM on Wednesday February 23rd for a special live performance by Dave Shuford of D. Charles Speer featuring material from his upcoming Thrill Jockey LP release "Arghiledes." Take this journey into a musical underworld where the modes and doubled strings of the near east meet the mournful tones of a swirling organ. Margot Bianca from Key Demo and Frankie and the Outs commands the keys, while Shuford works the bouzouki neck. Also with added textual sauce, interviews channeled out of the ether like ectoplasmic tzatziki from above.

Steve Ignorant
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Steve Ignorant, vocalist for legendary anarchist punk band, CRASS, speaks with Diane about; his autobiography- "The Rest Is Propaganda", his life before, during and after Crass, and answers questions about the specifics of his upcoming tour, which is titled "Steve Ignorant Presents: The Last Supper, Crass Songs 1977-1982." Rounding out the program will be the music of Crass, bands on the Crass label, and other bands that Steve has been associated with. Catch Steve on the Last Supper Tour locally at Santos Party House Thursday March 10th. After a finale in London in November, Steve will never again perform songs of Crass. The special program starts at 12:30pm.

Toy Sugar
Sunday, February 20th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh

Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili hangs out with the girls of Toy Sugar, teen punk pop from the Rockaways (hmmm, wasn't there another really awesome punk band from around there?). Join them on the playlist chat while listening to their live session. These girls are sweet as sugar, but they ain't toyin' around. They got chops!

Cristina Pato
Saturday, February 19th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Acclaimed gaita - bagpipe - player Cristina Pato, from Galicia in northwest Spain, started her career by making history: While still just a teenager, she was the first female Galician piper (gaitera) ever to release a solo cd. Pato now has three of her own CDs out and has collaborated on many others, including an ongoing recording (and touring) gig with Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. The ground-breaking gaitera gives us a taste of her solo playing, and she'll also introduce us to her stylistically eclectic new cd, The Galician Connection.

Live Remote Broadcast and Benefit with the Reigning Sound
Saturday, February 19th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is excited to host its first ever live show at Maxwell's in Hoboken NJ on Feb 19, Sat 3-6pm! Terre T will be doing her show from Maxwell's, spinning her favorite records and hosting a special live performance by the amazing, ruling Reigning Sound! This is a benefit for WFMU, so Maxwell's, Reigning Sound and hopefully YOU will be contributing to a good cause: the continuation of WFMU Freeform radio! The suggested donation is only $10 and you get to be part of of Terre's live remote show and see a great, rare daytime performance of the ever awesome Reigning Sound!! Maxwell's is located at 1039 Washington in Hoboken, NJ.

WFMU becomes KUSF for the afternoon
Friday, February 18th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In honor of the greatness that was (and hopefully will soon again be) San Francisco's KUSF 90.3 FM, WFMU radio will turn over its airwaves to some of KUSF's finest DJs for a special live 3-hour remote radio broadcast from Amoeba Music San Francisco. Music sets will be spun by KUSF DJs Irwin, Carolyn, Stereo Steve, Jantine B, and DJ Schmeejay who was in the middle of his show last month when the plug (literally) was pulled on the 90.3 FM transmitter. Former KUSF DJ Billy Jam will engineer and also present the event along with co-host, Gaylord Fields at Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St., San Francisco. The broadcast takes place on Friday, February 18th, 3-6pm Jersey City time which is noon to 3pm local San Francisco time. KXLU Los Angeles, KZSU Stanford in the Bay Area, KFJC Los Altos Hills CA, WREK Atlanta, KDVS 90.3 FM Davis CA, KVRX Austin 91.7FM in Texas, WITC Cazenovia 88.9FM in New York, KRFP Moscow Idaho (Free Radio Moscow) 92.5FM, KALX Berkeley CA 90.7FM, WCBN Ann Arbor, and 89.3FM WXYC Chapel Hill NC, will all be rebroadcasting the WFMU broadcast.

Instinct Control
Friday, February 18th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Originally started in 2003 under the name RGB, Ryan T. Dunn's Instinct Control started out playing only delayed microphone feedback. Since then, the project has evolved to include voice, trumpet, tape, and chiefly the manual manipulation of tape player circuitry. Interest in direct physical intervention in the produced sound, developing a connection with obsolete technology and using and drawing from the "wrong things" as tools of expression permeates the project. Recently the use of voice has expanded to include the mouth as a source of touch contact as well as learning the language of the machine. Currently based in Chicago and passing through these parts on tour, Ryan brings Instinct Control's "body circuit synth noise" absolutely live to My Castle of Quiet. Check out this video link for a dazzling example of IC in action.

Guitar Lightnin'
Thursday, February 17th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Guitar Lightnin' Lee and his band of marauders hail from New Orleans and lay down the wildest Chuck Berry infused r'n'b and high energy blues you are ever likely to hear. He has torn The Ponderosa Stomp festival apart mutliple times with his raucous high energy performances and makes his New York area debut at the Bell House Feb 18 with the Reigning Sound. Get a preview of the mayhem today on WFMU!

Jello Biafra (2011)
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Jello Biafra on the set of his new movie, "I Love You, I am the Porn Queen!"  Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Fergus & Geronimo
Sunday, February 13th, 2011, 6am - 9am
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh
The masters of eclecticity, Denton, Texas' Fergus & Geronimo bring their Jumpy, Happy, Fun Pop with Soul LIVE on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili. 

Crate-Digging Expeditions: Colombia
Saturday, February 12th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Seasoned global music trekker Yale Evelev (whose day job is running the esteemed Luaka Bop label) says that the records he brought home from his most recent field trip, to Colombia, are really, really great. So we said prove it! And he will - as our guest DJ this evening.

Exit Thru The Oaksterdam Gift Shop
Friday, February 11th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the second in the three part "WFMU Feb 2011 Bay Area Series" the WFMU remote broadcast unit will set up in the heart of the medical marijuana district of Oakland at the Oaksterdam Gift Shop where for three hours both the current legal & political status of weed in California will be discussed, and the joys of it will be celebrated through Bay Area hip-hop. Speaking guests will include cannabis activist Salwa Ibrahim, and the founder of Oaksterdam University Richard Lee who was also the chief backer of California's much publicized Proposition 19 ballot initiative from last November's election. Musical guests will include Foreign Legion, Hugh E MC, Bas-One, Philthy Rich & Stevie Joe from Oakland's Livewire crew, members of 11/5 and UDI, Apollo Mascen, and DJ DnZ who will provide beats and cuts for the entire show with Billy Jam hosting. Open to the public. Free, 18+. The Oaksterdam Gift Shop is located 405 15th Street, downtown Oakland. Friday February 11th, Noon to 3pm local Oakland time, 3-6pm WFMU New Jeresy time.

Acid Birds
Friday, February 11th, 2011, 9am - Noon
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Psychedelic free jazz trio Acid Birds drops by WFMU in the midst of their Midwest/East Coast tour. Consisting of Andrew Barker (drums + percussion), Jaime Fennelly (pedal harmonium + electronics) and Charles Waters (alto saxophone + bass clarinet), Acid Birds play a mind-warping blend of energy music and spaced electronics that satisfies. Barker and Waters are both founding members of Gold Sparkle Band and Fennelly is 1/3 of Peeesseye.  Also, check out the new Acid Birds LP on Sagittarius A-Star and catch them at ISSUE Project Room on 2/5 with the Charles Gayle Trio.

Jam Messengers
Thursday, February 10th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The Workdogs, in addition to their own records on Sympathy For the Record Industry, collaborated with Jon Spencer, the Gibson Brothers, Mo Tucker, Jad Fair and many more. Rob K. of the Workdogs unveils his new project, a collaboration with the Brazilian one-man band Uncle Butcher.

Live From The Trap: The Audio History Of Drug Rap with R.A. The Rugged Man
Thursday, February 10th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah

Tune in to hear a whole bowl full of pro & anti drug raps from the 1980s and 1990s. DJ BrownBum, special guest R.A. The Rugged Man and Noah go through the "hits" about snortin', smokin and drinkin'.

Lou Barlow
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Lou Barlow from Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr, Folk Implosion and Deep Wound! Doot doola doot doo ... doot doo!

Live from the UCB Theatre
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Ken and Andy return to the UCB Theatre for another live broadcast of Seven Second Delay on February 9 at 6 PM. Guests include: Ryan Schreiber, founder of; Craig Rowin, a stand-up comedian who was given $1 million just by asking for it on the internet; and musical guest Man Forever, featuring Kid Millions of Oneida and Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The UCB Theatre is located at 307 West 26th Street in Manhattan, near the corner of 8th Avenue. Admission $5.

Chuck Bettis and Berangere Maximin
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Berangere Maximin spent her childhood in the remote French colonial island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean and began performing in 2002 after relocating to Paris. Her vocal and electronic music melds rock and world influences with field recordings. In 2008 she released "Tant Que Les heures Passent" (As Long As The Hours Go By) on Tzadik Records.

Chuck Bettis shares Maximin's interest in vocal and electronic music, but was nurtured under the Washington DC hardcore scene. He has worked with Ikue Mori, Yellow Swans, Measles Mumps Rubella, Carols Giffoni, John Zorn, Fred Frith and Afrirampo. His band Brown Wing Overdrive released "ESP Organism" on Tzadik in 2008.

Bettis and Maximin will perform a rare duo live live live on the air on Miniature Minotaurs, Feb 9, noon to three.

70,000 Tons of Metal
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
A pirate radio tale, arggggh! Diane returns from the cruise of a lifetime featuring 42 bands on Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas... she's still got her sealegs, but never went overboard. This special will feature music from bands on the cruise and accuplaylist will chronicle the cruise in photographs in all of its seasickness and glory! Some of the bands that played were: Voivod, Saxon, Gamma Ray, Uli Jon Roth, Exodus, Death Angel, Finntroll, Malevolent Creation, Unleashed and MORE!

This week on TMI
Monday, February 7th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
The internet revolution Live from Tahrir Square! Also, gay activists use facebook to fight for freedom. Billy Jam reports on KUSF and why you can't replace a radio station with website and Evgeny Morosov talks about his new book "Net Delusion." Also - Message Party!!

Real Vocal String Quartet
Saturday, February 5th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
San Francisco's all-female Real Vocal String Quartet applies its top-notch classical chops to a wide palette of not-so-classical styles, from African songs to Balkan music to bluegrass. The quartet gives us a live taste of the heady eclecticism displayed on its self-titled debut cd.

Tim fills in for Chris T.
Friday, February 4th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Music from Daddy's Hideaway
World is Big and Circus-like, with Tim. A round-up of recent events and other things.

Live from Oakland Museum with DJ Quest, Pam the Funkstress and more
Friday, February 4th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
On February 4th, 2011 WFMU radio's remote broadcast unit will return to California to do a special California DJ themed broadcast live from the Oakland Museum of California. Among the California turntable guests performing live will be DJ Quest (Live Human, Space Travelers), Pam the Funkstress (The Coup, BASS), DJ Platurn (Oakland Faders), Mista B, DNZ, Deeandroid & Celskiii, and Mia Moretti who will later that night be the DJ at the big Oakland Museum party. Billy Jam will host this special WFMU / OMCA collaboration with live beats by Dawgisht. Titled "Put The Needle On The History of the California DJ" this live broadcast is open to the public and takes place from noon to 3pm (local time) which is 3pm to 6pm back in the Jersey City WFMU studios.

Kyle Clyde
Friday, February 4th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Borrowing heavily from her bio, Kyle Clyde "is an eponymous noise and performance project ... (that) explores the areas of folk electronics, garbage noise, the urban sublime, post-industrial recovery, the science of the mind, and aesthetic asceticism. Kyle has performed solo at PPOW Gallery (NY); Saint Mark's Poetry Project (NY); Death By Audio (NY); Enemy (Chicago); Monument II (Chicago); et al., and has toured the US. In addition, she has been a featured performer for Joan Jonas at the Guggenheim (NY). Kyle also books live music and curates art shows--formerly organizing events at AC Temple in Birmingham, AL; Goodview in Baltimore, MD; and Silent Barn in New York City. She currently runs the venue/art space Port d'Or with Dylan Hay from their storefront studio in Crown Heights, Brooklyn." Kyle's recordings, including a 7"-inch lathe split with Isa Christ, and two CD-Rs, reveal a sonic intelligence and complexity that stands apart and together with the site- and idea-specific performances she creates. Sometimes Kyle sounds like vintage Tangerine Dream (think Alpha Centauri and Zeit), at other times like thoughtfully layered, more-than-meets-the-ear wall noise. You can see and hear a lot more of Kyle's work at her myspace page, linked above. Kyle presents two live, in-the-moment sets on My Castle of Quiet, formulated especially for this broadcast.

Alex Burrows & Darwin Deez
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Alex Burrows from the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Club and Darwin Deez from New York City! Doot doola doot doo ... doot doo!

White Suns
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011, 3am - 6am
Nat Roe
Summoning up the ghosts of no-wavers past, present and future, White Suns' unrelenting and unambiguously NEW take on dismembered grindcore is among of the finest being produced in NYC's intellecto-hardcore scene.  I'm not sure if anything more caustic has been recorded since Circle X's amps finally gave out.  The trio will be coming into Nat Roe's program for a live session at WFMU close on the heels of the release of their debut LP, "Waking In The Reservoir," out on ugEXPLODE records.  Their record release show is on Friday, January 28th at Williamsburg's Death By Audio with Sightings and Zs.

Sandra Velasquez of Pistolera
Saturday, January 29th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Sandra Velasquez, leader of New York's politically conscious rock-ranchera combo Pistolera guest djs during the first hour of tonight's show. She'll share the Mexican songs she grew up with - songs that later influenced her unique brand of Mexican / American musical hybridism (which you can experience in person when Pistolera plays Joe's Pub on Friday, February 4th!).

Kim Shattuck of The Muffs
Saturday, January 29th, 2011, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael Shelley welcomes one of the world's greatest songwriters, Kim Shattuck, for a in-studio interview/live performance! The lead singer of The Muffs (in town for shows at The Bell House 1/28 & Maxwells 1/29) will chat with Michael about the band's twenty year career and play a few acoustic arrangement of classic Muffs songs & perhaps preview songs from the forthcoming Muffs release!

The Insomniacs
Thursday, January 27th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

These New Jersey rock legends made their WFMU debut on the Three Chord Monte show ELEVEN years ago! Now they return with their first LP since 2004, entitled Just Enjoy It! Grab the vinyl version on Screaming Apple Records, or the CD on Blood Red, and go to the record release party on Feb. 4 at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ. Power-pop, mod, garage - whatever you want to call them, the Insomniacs are back!

Hakim Green
Thursday, January 27th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Hakim Green is one half of the duo Channel Live. They were singed to Capitol Records in 1995 and sparked the hit "Mad Izm" (if you don't know it, check it out). The group was heavily pushed by KRS-One who was instrumental in getting them signed and recorded a lot of collaborations with them over the years. Listen up and tune in as Hakim will select some classic cuts and chat about hip-hop music.

Roger Allen: The History of Skate Rock
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Roger Allen exposes Nardwuar to the History of Skate Rock! Doot doola doot doo ... doot doo!

Ben Graves
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
On January 25 Ben Graves, the mad genius behind the Toys and Techniques blog will visit with This is the Modern World with Trouble and discuss the persuasive power of art film soundtracks from the '70s and beyond. If that doesn't hook you, what are your views on Marcel Marceau?

James Miller
Monday, January 24th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
Special guest James Miller on the Philosophical life. Socrates famously said "the examined life is not worth living." But he also said "actions are more reliable evidence than words." In his new book "Examined Lives," James Miller examines the lives of 12 Philosophers who attempt to talk the talk and walk the walk.

Two Bands from Siberia: Huun Huur Tu & Sibirskaya Vechora
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
This winter has felt a bit like Siberia in Jersey City - so it's the perfect time for what may be a New Jersey radio first: a twin bill of live sets by bands from Siberia. We kick it off with the first and still greatest traditional band from Tuva in southern Siberia, Huun Huur Tu. The tireless overtone-singing spike-fiddle-wielding marvels serenade us in-studio midway through a winter North American tour that includes a gig at Joe's Pub in NY on Saturday January 29. And later in the show Sibirskaya Vechora, an award-winning ensemble from the Krasnoyarsk region of central Siberia, steps up to the mics. The group, dedicated to researching and preserving regional traditions, performs traditional songs from Siberia and other parts of Russia.

Alejandro Escovedo
Thursday, January 20th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Alejandro was a founding member of three legendary bands - the Nuns, Rank and File and the True Believers - before embarking on an amazing solo career for the last 20 or so years. His latest album is the universally acclaimed masterpiece "Street Songs of Love."

Julian Lynch
Thursday, January 20th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Julian Lynch's knack for submerged pop might betray his Ridgewood NJ roots, but his music is as much about timbre as it is melody and rhythm. Maybe this stems from his ethnomusicology background, or influences that range from the Cocteau Twins to Kadri Gopalnath. Julian Lynch stops by WFMU for a special acoustic set joined by Ian of Big Troubles and Brody of Family Portrait. Brody's Underwater Peoples imprint has released a great smattering of JL recordings (including a split with likeminded New Jerseyan Ducktails), while two 12'' LPs are available from Olde English Spelling Bee. These releases plus a handful of cdr's can be found in various formats here. Julian Lynch will be touring Europe this summer, including a stop at the Primavera Sound Festival in May.

Conscious Rap Special
Thursday, January 20th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Tonight Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains will celebrate the days of conscious rap music, positive messages and solid beats! Tune into the late 1980's and early '90's.

Nardwuar vs. Ed Lasko  Part 3: Canadian Rockers vs. American Rockabillys
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Vancouver Record Collector Ed Lasko spins the "Rarest of the Rare"  Part 3: Canadian Rockers vs. American Rockabillys!  Doot doola doot doo ... doot doo!

William Parker
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
William Parker has been one of the most in-demand bassists in New York's downtown jazz for three decades. He has played with Cecil Taylor, Derek Bailey, Anthony Braxton and scores of others. He is also an accomplished composer and arranger and a published poet. In anticipation of his upcoming big band concert of Curtis Mayfield's songs, Parker visits the Miniature Minotaur lair for an intimate duo performance with a special guest.

The Old Codger fills in for the Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
On Tuesday nights the Old Codger likes to sit with his cronies and reminisce about how great it was before women got the right to vote. But tonight he's been called for duty filling in during Mac's Antique Phonograph Hour from 8-9pm Eastern. As usual he'll be spinning 78 rpm records like they're goin' outta style. So light up a Rancho Malario corona, pour yourself a shot of Sly Weasel bourbon, and bask in the surface noise.

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

Brooklyn's psyched out, post-progpunk, out fit Starrting rolls though the WFMU studios for a live performance. Driving bass lines, weird time changes, crazy viola, fuzzy Farfisa, huge harmonies, hard rock guitar and some flute that doesn't suck, make up this band, and a sound that will help convince all your Fugazi loving friends that sometimes you should really say yes to Yes!

Lucy Foley
Monday, January 17th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

While living in Copenhagen, Irish singer/songwriter Lucy Foley cycled past the grave of Hans Christian Andersen every day, inspiring her to write songs in which people sit on dungheaps and gaze, yearn and fall apart. Lucy's music is also really poppy. Foley is visiting the US for a show at Pianos on January 21st, and drops by to play live with her band on Irene's program.

Sunday, January 16th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh

Rumor has it Brooklyn alt-psych royalty Dinowalrus were really tired of hearing the overused "X crossed with Y" metaphors critics employ to describe anything new enough that it can't be dismissed as entirely derivative.So for their new single, "Phone Home From the Edge" they actually got a lock of Thurston Moore's hair, put it in a blender with a copy of "No Pussyfooting", a Stone Roses single, a pint of heavy cream and two shots of home-distilled corn liquor, let it whizz around for 3 and a half minutes until it became a slurry, and then siphoned it into the usb port of a laptop, which they then used to convert the liquified mess to mp3 format and turned it in to a free download for the voracious listening public. Is this rumor true? Find out for yourself on Sunday January 16, 2011, from 6-9AM EST, when DJ Keili brings you their live session on Beastin' The Airwaves!

Live from the Golden Festival
Saturday, January 15th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Tonight is night two of the massive annual Balkan and East European music and dance bacchanal, the Golden Festival. This evening's festivities feature over 40 bands on four stages. This year, the Golden Festival moves to the kitschy and fabulous Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave. in Brooklyn. We'll broadcast the first part of tonight's action live from the Ballroom stage - but the party at Grand Prospect Hall continues into the wee hours of the morning.

Tribute to the legacy of Bobby Robinson
Thursday, January 13th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
An independent record producer & songwriter in New York, founder of many great record labels from the 1950's (R&B) to the 1980's (Rap). He produced hits by The Shirelles, Elmore James, Lee Dorsey, Gladys Knight & The Pips, King Curtis, Spoonie Gee, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, & Doug E. Fresh to name a few. Bobby Robinson WAS the direct link between Rhythm & Blues and Rap music. Sadly, he passed away on January 7, 2011. Tune in to hear what Bobby heard!

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with the Blowfly, aka Clarence Reid, about the new documentary "The Weird World of Blowfly." (Directed by Jonathan Furmanski). Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Seven Second at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay is at Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre every other week with an hour of live broadcast comedy starting this month. Join Ken and Andy and their special guests which include Frank M. Ahearn, an expert at making yourself disappear, Genghis Barbie, a badass all-female french horn quartet that covers pop songs, and Chris Gethard, improv comedian and actor, most recently on Comedy Central's "Big Lake". The UCB Theatre is located at 307 West 26th Street in Manhattan, near the corner of 8th Avenue. Admission $5.

Ari Up's True Warriors
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
WFMU continues its memorial punky reggae birthday party with a never before heard recording of Ari Up's True Warriors live at Santo's Party House in 2008. The frontwoman of The Slits would have turned 49 on Jan. 17, and concerts are planned in London and NYC. To prepare for party, Diane Kamikazee will rebroadcast a 2003 True Warriors session at noon on Tuesday, and at noon on Weds Miniature Minotaurs will air the 2008 set. Tune in to both shows for more info about the New York party or go to this page.

Steinski fills in for John Allen
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, 6am - 9am
A Rough Mix with Steinski
Legendary DJ / Mixologist Steinski fills in for John Allen this Wednesday morning, January 12th from 6-9am, with spoken word of all sorts - poetry, dialogue, rants, raps - over music. Saul Williams and the grouch, Kerouac and Burroughs, The Last Poets and The First Poets. Jean Shepherd and Jean Grae. NSFW. Exclusively on WFMU's webstream.

Ari Up & The True Warriors live on WFMU from May 8, 2003
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Encore broadcast of Ari Up and the True Warriors from their WFMU performance on the Pat Duncan program from May of 2003. Ari Up of the True Warriors and more notably, frontwoman for the Slits, passed away late in 2010, and this set is to honor her contribution to music, and the vitality she brought to her life and others. In addition, for her birthday, which would be January 17th, there is a Punky Reggae Birthday Party event at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday Jan 16th, featuring original and current members of the Slits, including, Tessa Pollitt, Hollie Cook and Neneh Cherry, Bruce Smith of PiL/the Slits, and many more. Also don't miss....Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt on Wednesday from Noon-3pm, with another True Warriors broadcast.

Tom Tom Club (DJ set)
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Listen in on 1/11/11(...oooooh so cosmic), when Tom Tom Club do a swell DJ set on This is the Modern World with Trouble. In town to talk about their upcoming show at Irving Plaza on January 12th, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth share fab stories about recording at Compass Point Studio and working with Brian Eno, while playing lots of heavy reggae and Tom Tom Club remixes.

IBJ Holiday Party Live at Maxwell's
Sunday, January 9th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
The Glen Jones Radio Programme
The Glen Jones Radio Programme featuring X. Ray Burns will broadcast live from Maxwell's in Hoboken Sunday January 9th, noon to 3PM. Reno's Men & Holmes will perform live at our yearly holiday party. Join us at Maxwell's, 1039 Washington St. in Hoboken, or listen live on your radio.

Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band / Golden Festival and Globalfest Previews
Saturday, January 8th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
The holidays may be over but the party isn't - two massive world musicky festivals are coming up and Rob previews them this week: On Sunday January 9, the annual multi-stage multi-cultural mega-showcase, Globalfest at Webster Hall; and on Friday and Saturday January 14-15, the exuberant annual Balkan music and dance meltdown, the Golden Festival, featuring over 40 bands on four stages on the 15th. The Golden Festival moves this year to the kitschy and fabulous Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave. in Brooklyn. Golden Festival ringleaders the Zlatne Uste* Brass Band, North America's first and finest Balkan band and and stars of Serbia's Dragačevo* Trumpet Festival, get the festivities started early with a live set on FMU.
*Pronouncers: Zhlot-nay oosh-tay (although Zlot-nay Oos-tay is acceptable), Drah - gah - chay - voh, Goo - tzuh.

Friday, January 7th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Lussuria is the name for the solo collage creations of musician Jim Mroz, original member of The Forgotten and tour player with French black metal legends Celestia. The Lussuria releases (cassettes by Hospital Productions, amourtout, Destructive Industries, and others) are sonic mappings of the subconscious--scary, even troubling--like listening to a feeling always just out of reach. Where some of Lussuria's contemporaries in the genre bring the heaviness with pedal-punching, screaming, and ear-splitting volume, Jim chooses the subtle route to your soul, like a dreamy, obscure film soundtrack, where what sound like murmurs, footsteps, death-organ drones, and the blowing of fetid mausoleum winds paint the shifting audial landscape. Lussuria creates two live, in-the-moment sets on My Castle of Quiet.

Jay Banerjee and the Heartthrobs
Thursday, January 6th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Jay Banerjee is one of the most promising power-poppers to emerge from New York in years. Drawing on classic influences like Nick Lowe, Bobby Fuller and the Beatles, Jay delivers hooks and writing strong enough to instill hope that the hipsters have not won just yet! While Jay plays everything in the studio, including on his new CD, "BAN-ER-JEE. Just Like It's Spelled," on stage and on the radio - the Heartthrobs will be on hand to help him crank it up to 11!

Rudy Ray Moore aka Dolemite
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with the Rudy Ray Moore, aka Dolemite, the legendary "Godfather of Rap"! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Mike Sin fills in for Terre T
Saturday, January 1st, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Optical Sound with Mike Sin

New Year's Eve Eve Spazztacular
Thursday, December 30th, 2010, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Get a jump on your New Year's Eve rock & roll hangover with Dave the Spazz and other FMU luminaries dropping by to put the kibosh on 2010! Debauchery and over-the-top chimpnastics will surely ensue!

Nardwuar vs. Paul Wall, Wesley Willis (r.i.p.) & Tom Morello
Wednesday, December 29th, 2010, 8pm - 9pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Houston rapper/grill maker Paul Wall, sadly departed (r.i.p. 2003) legendary songwriter Wesley Willis plus a conversation with rocker Tom Morello!? Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Roy Nathanson
Wednesday, December 29th, 2010, Noon - 3pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
As a member of the Lounge Lizards and leader of the Jazz Passengers, Roy Nathanson was a moving force in 1970s downtown jazz. He has since ventured into writing poetry and radio plays, while extending the Passengers to have Elvis Costello, Deborah Harry and others sing his songs. His recent Sotto Voce band has furthered his interest in using text and verse in his music. He'll be coming up to WFMU to perform songs old and new, and no doubt tell a story or two, accompanied by bassist Tim Kiah.

Mudd Up fills in for Too Much Information with guest Marcus Boon
Monday, December 27th, 2010, 6pm - 7pm
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
DJ/Rupture welcomes guest, Marcus Boon, discussing his new book 'In Praise of Copying', World Music 2.0, the global rise of Autotune, and how to live in a world of copies without originals. in honor of TMI we'll front-load the discussion part 6-7pm, then shift more to music from 7-8pm.

Thomas Patrick Maguire
Sunday, December 26th, 2010, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh

What could be better the morning after over-indulging on consumerism, brandy and stuffed goose than staying in bed or the chair you passed out in and soaking up a dose of down-to-earth, sensitive, yet gritty, singer/songwriter? Thomas Patrick Maguire will cure what "ales" ya!

Twas The Midnight Matinee Before Christmas
Saturday, December 25th, 2010, Midnight - 3am
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
John Schnall's Midnight Matinee returns for a deconstruction/demolition/inoculation of Jack Nicholson and company in One Flu Shot Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Radio as a visual medium, rare and hopefully well done. Bring your own Theraflu. See this blog post for background: John will be live on the comments board this evening.

Friday, December 24th, 2010, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

FUN are Mat and Jonny, who make their home at Breathmint Records, based out of Philadelphia, PA. The duo approach "non-music" with an inventive enthusiasm, never seeming to do the same thing twice. It wouldn't be unfair to say that the sonic result of their efforts comes down somewhere between The New Blockaders, Albrecht D., Marcel Duchamp and Alvaro. Mat and Jonny, sometimes awash in a larger ensemble, always wear their trademark, tight-fitting rubber gas masks, which provide an intimidating visual dissociation for the listener/audience, and likely supply the musicians with the release of anonymity to get further lost in their sound and performances. Wm. presents two unique sets by FUN prepared especially for this broadcast.

Music To Spazz By Xmas Fiasco
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Dave the Spazz delivers the goods with hall-wreckin', eggnog-soakin', chimney-slidin', rock & roll Xmas songs that don't suck!

Einsturzende Neubauten's Alex Hacke plus Danielle De Picciotto
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Performers Alex Hacke & Danielle De Picciotto will be Fabio's very special holiday guests. They'll be bringing a bunch of music with them and we'll be chatting about The recent Einsturzende Neubauten non-tour in the US, their collaborations around the world, Berlin weather, their upcoming show at Issue Project Room in January, and Duets. Tune in.

Chris Walter
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010, 8pm - 9pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with author Chris Walter about his new bio "Argh F**k Kill!" all about the band Dayglo Abortions! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Yule Be Sorry
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010, 7pm - 8pm
Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.
On the longest night of the year, during a lunar eclipse, as Blood Master Cthulhu, Eater of the Cosmos, sends us a Sign, the brainiacs celebrate the solstice holidays with stories, songs, on-air present-giving, and nog. Lots of nog. This Tuesday, 12/21, on Thunk Tank.

Purling Hiss
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Purling Hiss' Mike Polizze has put in much time in the fried Philly blooze overdrive of the group Birds of Maya, but in his own vehicle he's expanded his grotty guitar wailing into the further cosmos, still shredding speakers aplenty. With new releases out on Richie and Woodsist Records, Purling Hiss becomes a full-fledged touring unit and arrive in the WFMU studios with the road behind them to invoke Les Rallizes Denudes, Vermonster, and Alice Cooper at sickness-inducing volume on Brian's show. Don't miss!

Micachu and the Shapes
Tuesday, December 21st, 2010, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
On Tuesday, December 21 the Winter Solstice will be brightened significantly by the live sounds of Micachu and the Shapes. This is the Modern World with Trouble offers up rockets of guitar twanged through distortion, electronic slurps and chords of fire: must be heard to be believed, or at the very least, enjoyed. All the way from east London, the ruckus will happen somewhere between the hours of 9am and noon.

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