Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Pat Vegas
Saturday, November 29th, 2008, 10am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Pat Vegas who started his career as a teenager in 1961 touring with Oscar Petterson, then played on hundreds of L.A. records sessions, backing everyone from Elvis to Sonny & Cher, in the 70's he formed Redbone and had a #1 hit with "Come & Get Your Love."  We'll also get the scoop on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in & we'll also spend one minute with music journalist Scott Shinder.

Special Program w/ co-host Jason Forrest
Friday, November 28th, 2008, 6am - 9am
HotRod's show
Electronic music producer, label owner, Wasted festival co-founder, Berlin resident, and former WFMU DJ, Jason Forrest (aka DJ Donna Summer) joins HotRod for a special collaborative effort to shake your ass and wake the neighbors. No apologies.

Jeremiah Cymerman
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008, 11pm - 2am
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

Following his excellent and strange album on Tzadik, "In Memory of the Labyrinth System," reedman Jeremiah Cymerman (pronounced simmerman) stops by to put in a mindbending set of solo clarinet + electronics.

Ian Nagoski
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008, 7pm - 8pm
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
On this week's Mudd Up, special guest Ian Nagoski, compiler of the 'Black Mirror' compilation of old 78s from around the world. Ian will share recordings and fascinating stories from his deep personal collection of 78s, and talk about 'dust-to-digital' archival issues, the meaning and uses of vintage shellac in 2008.

John Hodgman
Tuesday, November 25th, 2008, 8pm - 11pm
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling
The Best Show on WFMU is excited to welcome author-actor-general famous person John Hodgman to the WFMU studios. He will be talking all about his new book More Information Than You Require, his role as the 'PC' in the Mac-PC' commercials, his recurring status as the 'resident expert' on The Daily Show, and his goal to become the George Plimpton of the twenty-first century.

Jerusalem and the Starbaskets
Tuesday, November 25th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Jeremy Freeze and Kim Sherman make up this excellent duo out of Columbia, Missouri whose sporadic vinyl releases have clanged over our airwaves over the last couple of years. They're a most appealing hybrid of Velvets/New Zealand psych-pop worship, while turning up the levels on a splattery DIY ethic drenched in the wilder experimental moments of bands like the Hospitals.

The Shrubs
Tuesday, November 25th, 2008, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Sprouting from upstate New York in 1994, this band's VU-inspired 3-minute freakouts will take root immediately in your Shrub-conscious.

Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto AND End DJ Set full of Laughter
Monday, November 24th, 2008, 8pm - 11pm
Sound and Safe with Trent
Double-header: at 8:00, tune in to hear the psychedelic-disco-darksurf-Frenchwave-breakbeat-mangling DJ End. He'll be celebrating the release of his new album "A Girl Called Trouble" with a full hour of laughter. That's right, laughter. Real audio laughter.

At 9:30 - There is no one with a deeper, darker, and more pounding sense of music humor than Jack Dangers. For more than 20 years, he's been finding new ways to find, deconstruct, and re-present beats and samples in funny, weird, and scary ways; add to that a lot of talent on actual instruments and a feverish devotion to low end synthesis and you've got Meat Beat Manifesto, the band now touring along with a mindblowing music-coordinated widescreen visual cut-up show (and a live, live live drummer) to support its 11th album "Autoimmune." Dangers has worked with everyone from the Bee Gees to Merzbow (and, actually, kind of put out music that sounds like a cross between the two of them...or something), and he'll be brining his gear into the WFMU studios for a live session on Sound and Safe with Trent. Get your nice speakers hooked up!

Monday, November 24th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Lacrymosa is the solo-moniker of Caitlin Pasko. The 20-year-old from Virginia Beach, VA, following a classical upbringing, and quickly showed a preternatural genius for piano-driven impressionistic songs. Pasko's musical style is a dramatic melding of Regina Spektor, Kate Bush, and maybe even a touch of Laura Nyro. Lacrymosa plays a few live tunes on WFMU.

Red Dawn II and Golden Triangle
Monday, November 24th, 2008, Noon - 3pm
Liz Berg's show
Brooklyn 'Killed By Death'-esque punk band Red Dawn II spit and snarl their way through a quick set of hardcore tunes for the short-attention-spanned. The duo is Allison of Awesome Color and Wolfy (ex-Roxy Pain), and they have a number of releases on the cassette-only Party Store Music label. They've promised to bring along a pile of bad records to torture you with after the set, consider yourselves warned!

Then, a last minute addition: Brooklyn's answer to the B-52s (30 years later), Golden Triangle. Fun psychedelic party music with catchy boy-girl call and response. The band features members of Viva L'american Death Ray, ex-Angry Angles, ex-Roxy Pain and they have a show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg with King Khan and BBQ Show on Nov 29.

Greg Heffernan and Zach Brock
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008, 10pm - Midnight
A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker
A partnership forged five years ago in the Canadian Rockies, cellist Greg Heffernan (Lee Konitz, Matt Darriau, Henry Threadgill) and violinist Zach Brock (Alice Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Stanley Clarke) team up as a duo, blending improvisation, laptop-assisted effects and all-around string-on-string action.

Carlos Giffoni
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008, 6am - 9am
Airborne Event
Carlos Giffoni has become a major force for noise in New York City. Not only does he organize the annual No Fun Festival and release great albums via the No Fun Productions label, he also records his own articulate noise outings. The most recent, Adult Life, is a hive of warm analog synthesizer drones and electronic machine landscapes. Check out his visit to WFMU on Airborne Event.

The Eskalators and Music Photographer Leia Jospe
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008, 3am - 6am
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh
The Eskalators join Keili for a live session and interview. One of the cornerstones of the current DIY/All Ages community, this group of 10+ members, using a wide variety of stamdard and non-standard instruments, creates a sound that blends folk with punk and tops it off with a twist of marching band. They will also discuss their epic and highly anticipated subway shows.

Also on the program will be music photographer Leia Jospe (pronouned like the Star Wars Princess) who shoots for and Leia's work has graced the pages of Blender, MySpace's frontpage and NME. Her photos capture the movement and intensity of a live show and make you feel like you were there, even when you weren't.

Dengue Fever
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The fantastical Dengue Fever make a return trip to WFMU honoring the Cherry Blossom Clinic with a performance following up their most recent prior appearance on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg (Jan 20, 2007 -- check it out, yo!) If you dont already know, Dengue Fever are influenced by '60s psychedelia and Cambodian pop. Chlom Nimol has an amazing gorgeous, evocative voice and the entire 6 piece band delivers hypnotic, clever sounds! Dengue Fever are currently on their tour of the U.K , promoting their brilliant Venus On Earth album and the (limited edition, colored vinyl) reissue of Escape From Dragon House, both on M-80 Records. So tune on Nov 22, and hear why Terre and Rob and EVERYBODY loves this spellbinding, stunning, psychedelic Cambodian pop band. Also check out the documentary about Dengue Fever's visit to Cambodia, Sleepwalking through the Mekong, screening now throughout the US (DVD of the movie to be released in March 2009).

Brian Wilson
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008, 10am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with genius Brian Wilson about who he voted for in the recent election, plans for his next concept album ("Pleasure Island, A Rock Fantasy"), and his favorite records (which include The Doobie Brothers "What A Fool Believes"). We'll also get the skinny on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in and we'll spend one minute with music journalist Scott Schinder.

Aaron Cometbus
Friday, November 21st, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Veteran punk rock drummer & author Aaron Cometbus has been gaining notoriety since the early 1980's when his pioneering East Bay punk band Crimpshrine arrived on the scene. Around the same time he launched the now legendary, long-running Cometbus series, at first a rough, stapled, handwritten Xeroxed punk fanzine -now a soft cover book format that is available only at small independent bookstores and music stores and which the author insists on selling cheaply - only a few dollars per copy. Before he exits the New York area next week to head west for the winter, the artist will stop by WFMU to talk with Billy Jam.

Book Of Black Earth
Thursday, November 20th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane speaks with members of the Seattle outfit, Book Of Black Earth, whose new record, "Horoskopus" has just been recently released on the Prosthetic label. Their sound is menacing black metal, and you'll hear a bunch of it during the program, TUNE IN!

Scott and Gen Ken school the University of Cincinnati
Thursday, November 20th, 2008, Noon - 3pm
Scott Williams's show
Listen in at 2pm on Thursday November 20th as a full hour of Scott's show becomes the lesson plan for an audio arts class at the University of Cincinnati! Call in and take part, we'll be the teachers. Leading the class is Gen Ken Montgomery, longtime audio-, mail-, and conceptual-artist - and the world's highest living authority on the band Sparks (they're famous!). He's giving us carte blanche to twist some fragile eggshell minds, so let's rise to the occasion!

The Spunk Lads
Thursday, November 20th, 2008, 6am - 9am
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
British punk nonlegends The Spunk Lads stopped by WFMU to mark their fifth official last show ever. The self-proclaimed founders of punk have eluded notice from the press and recording industry, trudging along half bitter drunk and half drunk on bitters between Brooklyn and Blighty for more than 30 years, but now are apparently calling it a day. They played some songs, they trashed the studio, they almost answered questions.

Nick the Bard performs Magical Mystery Tour
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008, Noon - 3pm
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Guess what's happening again? Yes, Nick the Bard returns to bring you more fun with hit music. You know you want to hear it. Yes you do. Quit running away, get back here. By request, it's a foray into The Beatles catalog with whatever version of Magical Mystery Tour Nick can get his hands on, so don't blame him if you don't like it. Go complain to grandma, she won't know what's going on anyway, so you'll have something fun to discuss with the family over Thanksgiving.  Then grandma can go fall asleep in the gravy while you're throwing beer cans at the football game and the cat eats all the cranberry sauce.

Double Bill Today: Los Llamarada and Hank IV
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner
A one-two shot of great live action today on Brian's show today, first welcoming the brain-frying Los Llamarada, trekking up from Monterrey, Mexico and making their debut in NYC at last. Taking equal parts No Wave nihilism and cosmos-channelling confusion, attending FMU staffers at our March SXSW show in Austin are still talking about the live greatness that is this band. Fellow vets of our Texas hoe-down and previous FMU visits, San Francisco's Hank IV make it back into our studios this afternoon as well to shake it up in celebration of their new Siltbreeze label LP "Refuge In Genre." Both bands play together in NYC as well: November 12 at the Charleston in Brooklyn, November 13th at Maxwells in Hoboken, and November 14 at the Cake Shop.

Trouble and Bass DJs
Monday, November 17th, 2008, 8pm - 11pm
on Sound and Safe with Trent

Pounding forth from the dark goo of Brooklyn, the Trouble and Bass crew always makes you wish you had brought better earplugs. Live entertainers with penchants for getting naked and / or punched in the face while DJing (and still managing to make the beats drop in the right places), proprietors of a heavy bass record label, and hosts of parties featuring the best beat talent from around the globe and from all periods of heavy electronic music come to rock the studio on Sound and Safe with Trent. GET DESTROYED!

Jason Crigler
Monday, November 17th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

It's a miracle guitarist/singer/songwriter Jason Crigler is functional, much less alive today. Four years ago Crigler suffered a massive brain hemorrhage while on stage at a performance. Jason had been a much sought-after session guitarist, playing and touring with stellar musicians like Linda and Teddy Thompson and Marshall Crenshaw. His remarkable recovery is also the subject of a documentary, "Life. Support. Music" Jason Crigler drops by to tell his story, and play selections from a new tribute CD in his honor.

Larkin Grimm
Sunday, November 16th, 2008, 6am - 9am
Airborne Event
Larkin Grimm visits WFMU today to play some music and talk with Dan Bodah on the heels of her new record, Parplar, co-produced with Michael Gira of Angels of Light. Often lumped into the freak-folk category, Larkin's music and unique voice have always refused to sit easily in any pigeon-hole. Her liquid vocals are pure expression, moving through whispers and moans to clear-as-a-bell lyricism. Larkin started off making freeform, improvisational songs that she calls "acoustic noise." Her more recent songs have managed to adopt more conventional structure without losing the free feeling that's always distinguished her.

Sunday, November 16th, 2008, 3am - 6am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh

Banzai is a Brooklyn quartet formed in 2004. Their music is fun, energetic, happy, exciting and eclectic! With influences from jazz, hip-hop, country, film music, electronic, funk, classical and pop, in addition to the myriad of styles heard in the underbelly of modern rock music. Banzai melds creativity with accessibility, while taking pride in their noted lack of stylistic definition.

A visit with members of Italian leftist activist marching band Titubanda
Saturday, November 15th, 2008, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Titubanda - The Wavering Band - is a massive egalitarian musical collective with anywhere from 30 to 50 (plus) members. The band plays everything from traditional Italian village songs to avant-garde jazz via Latin American rhythms and Arabic melodies. In Italy Titubanda performs at demonstrations and street actions (as well as the occasional club gig). And with a right wing prime minister in Italy and a mayor with fascist roots in Rome, there's plenty to keep them busy!

The Feeling of Love
Saturday, November 15th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The Feeling of Love traveled all the way from Metz and Strasbourg, France to the studios of WFMU on the Cherry Blossom Clinic. Earlier this year, The Feeling of Love played a distorted, messed-up, punk-rawked set of hot noise-blues, not heard since the days of Pussy Galore or Gories! And as an added bonus, on this tour, The Feeling of Love featured 2 members of the amazing ITR band AH Kraken! If you like crazed-out clamor and rock racket, check this live session out!

Al Kooper
Saturday, November 15th, 2008, 10am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Al Kooper whose career highlights started at age fourteen as guitarist in The Royal Teens (best known for their hit "Short Shorts"), and went on to include writing songs for The Banana Splits, founding Blood, Sweat & Tears, producing Lynyrd Skynyrd, and playing on hundreds of sessions, including playing organ on Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone." We'll also get the dirt on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in & we'll also spend one minute with music journalist Scott Shinder.

WFMU Live from California Pt II
Friday, November 14th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
WFMU will travel to California for its second Bay Area Live Remote broadcast hosted by Billy Jam with numerous guests joining him at the Oakland location including Oakland emcees Azeem and Bas-1, East Bay scratch DJs DnZ and Deeandroid, beatmakers/producer Dawgisht and Saul Goody, BOMB Hip-Hop Records label owner Dave Paul, old school Bay Area soul/rNb record collector Buck playing some rare 45s, plus in-the-house dedicated WFMU Bay Area listeners, Porkchop, Andrew, and LS Monkey.

Kayo Dot
Thursday, November 13th, 2008, 6am - 9am
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Kayo Dot uses keyboards and clarinets, clean guitars and violins to craft an epic yet pastoral take on prog metal. The ever-transforming band is the eclectic brainchild of Toby Driver, formerly from Boston but now making his home in Brooklyn. Now the band is spread from Massachusetts to upstate New York, but were able to stop by the station's studios during a recent tour.

40s and 45s with Marty and Trent
Monday, November 10th, 2008, 8pm - 11pm
Sound and Safe with Trent
Marty McSorley and Trent review 40s, play 45s, and hold hands.

Neil Halstead, plus Micah Blue Smaldone
Monday, November 10th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
Irene Trudel's show
Former shoegazer turned "Nylon Rocker" Neil Halstead has been writing beautiful, gently-paced songs for many years. In recent years Halstead has been an integral member of the UK band Mojave 3, occasionally stepping out for solo stints. Neil recently released an album called "Oh! Mighty Engine," and he brings his trio to WFMU for a few live tunes. ( Then, Micah Blue Smaldone, favors songwriting that harkens back to an earlier age. This native of Kennebunkport, Maine began his musical career as a punker but found folk music with a 12-string far more satisfying. In addition to releasing several solo discs, Smaldone also performs with Fire On Fire and Death Vessel. Micah did a few tunes for Irene on a recent swing through town on the eve of his latest album release, "The Red River." (

Saturday, November 8th, 2008, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Balval is a lively young string-driven Paris-based band inspired by Eastern European Gypsy / Roma music but with many other elements in the mix. The band's debut CD Blizzard Boheme (Whaling City Sound) features original arrangements of traditional songs - but Balval is now developing an original repertoire as well, often creating musical accompaniments to poems by contemporary Roma writers. This live session was recorded right before Balval kicked off its US-debut inter-borough NYC tour.

The Nightingales
Saturday, November 8th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Post-punk legends Nightingales return to the USA and we are more than honored to have them at WFMU to play another amazing live set! The Nightingales were formed in 1979, put out many ground-breaking records such as Idiot Strength in 1981, and the incredible Pigs on Purpose album in 1982 and many other great records thru the '80s. They then broke up in the mid-'80s and reformed in 2004! But The Nightingales are not a nostalgia act--- yes they play their older material, but they have excellent new material! Equal parts rock-n-roll noise and melody, the Nightingales bring a fresh perspective to now!

Chris Difford
Saturday, November 8th, 2008, 10am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Chris Difford who on & off for the past thirty-four years has been a member of, and lyricist for the band Squeeze. We'll find out about Chris' recent solo work, and Squeeze's recent reunion and upcoming recordings. We'll also get the low down on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in!

WFMU's Pass The Mic 2008
Friday, November 7th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
WFMU will host a live freestyle session with several emcees including Astronautalis, Broke MC, Conscious, and Homeboy Sandman joining in a freestyle FMU studio session that will also include beatboxer Dr Boxer, vocalist Ms. Dusky, and hip-hop flutist Adina.

Remembering Rudy Ray Moore and Nathaniel Mayer
Thursday, November 6th, 2008, 8pm - 11pm
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
A double-barreled tribute to the recently departed soul legends.

Thursday, November 6th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

San Francisco's Triclops! will be playing live in the studio!!! Triclops! features members of the Fleshies, Bottles & Skulls, and Victims Family, and they are touring now, check them out at a venue near you. Their latest, Out Of Africa CD is out on Alternative Tentacles. They will probably go on around 3:30pm - Tune in!!!

Alessandro Bosetti
Thursday, November 6th, 2008, 6am - 9am
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Italian artist Alessandro Bosetti's experiments have taken him from minimal saxophone improvisations to electronic collage to text-based performances. His most recent concerts have been closer to talk show than concert, with a laptop programmed to interrupt his conversations with tones and spoken phrases. Bosetti stops in on The Brother Lucy Show for a meta-interview about electronic interruption, traveling in Africa and collecting autographs.

EFD-cision '08
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008, 11pm - 2am
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Join Evan "Funk" Davies and the best plausibly political team on radio for up-to-the minute news and commentary, FMU style, on the latest election results from across the nation. Tune in as WFMU's day-long Electile Dysfunction coverage expands to the broadcast airwaves (and continues online, of course). Evan will be joined by Hatch, Billy Jam, Bob W, and whoever else happens to stop by. This may be the most important radio program of your lifetime!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

On a landmark day for the country, Brian welcomes the midwestern band that makes his heart swell with American pride like no other. Birthed in Madison, Wisconsin in 1982, Killdozer sludged through such classic LPs as "Snakeboy", "Burl", "For Ladies Only", and "Twelve Point Buck" before calling it quits in 1996. They returned briefly for Touch and Go's 25th label anniversary bash, and have graciously agreed to perform (and put you in your Election Day mindset) today on WFMU. They'll also be at the Knitting Factory in NYC on November 2nd.

Gary Burger of the Monks
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Before he was the mayor of Turtle River, Minnesota, Gary was the lead singer and guitarist of the legendary Monks. Now the Monks' amazing story - American GIs stationed in Germany who formed a revolutionary band - is finally told in the documentary film "Transatlantic Feedback." This election day, Gary takes time from sorting out the mayoral election to talk about the film and many other aspects of the Monks. The film will be at Anthology Film Archives through Nov 6.

Listener Frosty from fills in for Laura Cantrell
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008, 6am - 9am
on The Listener Hour

This is an offering of dream sounds that float into vibrant daylight then fade back again into memory glimmers. Drift deep to get high...

Live from the Miracle Garden: Election Eve Battle of Choirs w/ Reverend Billy and the Church Of Stop Shopping Choir and the viBe SongMakers!!!
Monday, November 3rd, 2008, 8pm - 11pm
on Sound and Safe with Trent

Join WFMU, Trent, Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Choir and the viBe SongMakers for what promises to be a cold and stunningly magical night of beautiful music, fire, food, drink, and inspiration as America closes in on election day.  Reverend Billy will deliver a soft sermon on the future of the world and the teenage women of the viBe SongMakers will delight with their original acapella hip-hop numbers. S'mores materials (including fire pit and tiki torches) will be provided, but bring your own drinks.  Bundle up and head over to the Miracle Garden in the East Village - East 3rd Street between avenues A and B.  In honor of the cold, we'll be awarding the keenest of garden-goers some warm and very special WFMU Love Gloves!!!

Duck Hunting with Dick
Monday, November 3rd, 2008, 6pm - 7pm
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Politics. Of course! With cohost Ken Smith.

Songs for Newsworthy News
Monday, November 3rd, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

When it comes to music and writing, Michael Hearst can't seem to sit still. Even with such satisfying songwriting projects as One Ring Zero, Songs for Ice Cream Trucks, in addition to the 18:59 Podcast, Hearst has a timely new venture - Songs for Newsworthy News. Topical events are set to song, and there's no more perfect day to invite Michael to present this on WFMU than the day before election day.

Everyday is Like Halloween, part 2
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008, Midnight - 3am
Daniel Blumin's show
In salute to the preceding Goth holiday, Halloween, join Choking on Cufflinks and Daniel Blumin on Saturday, November 1st and Sunday November 2nd as they present a 6 hour block of everything that is... Goth.

Everyday is Like Halloween
Saturday, November 1st, 2008, 9pm - Midnight
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
In salute to the preceding Goth holiday, Halloween, join Choking on Cufflinks and Daniel Blumin on Saturday, November 1st and Sunday November 2nd as they present a 6 hour block of everything that is... Goth. Special guests will include New York City Nightlife personality Justine D. (Motherfucker, Tiswas), stopping by to discuss the 90's New York City Goth scene and the glory days of the Pyramid and the Bank. Put on your black nail polish, and favorite silk tuxedo shirt, and prepare to embrace darkness. Wear all white if you must! Expect bands from South America, Asia, Europe and such exotic locales as Cleveland in this tribute to one of the most often maligned and misunderstood genres.

Obama is Beautiful World!
Saturday, November 1st, 2008, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
A World Music Obama Love-Fest. A/K/A "Kwassa-Kwassa for Change!" Featuring Obama songs in Japanese, Luo, French, Spanish, Portuguese; Obama benga, Obama cumbia, Obama Mariachi, Obama reggae, Obama soca, Obama soukous etc. Listener suggestions / submissions welcome...

Sandy Darling
Saturday, November 1st, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Noah will be filling Terre's boots for one day spinning his favorite punk sides. He will be joined by Green Door and Coney Island High DJ / bass player in Starkist; Sandy Darling. 

Wanda Jackson
Saturday, November 1st, 2008, 10am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with The Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson (aka "Hurricane Wanda") about her 50+ years in show business, her recent Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nomination and the new documentary about her, "The Sweet Lady With The Nasty Voice." We'll also get the skinny on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in!

Music To Spazz By Halloween/Mischief Night Party!
Thursday, October 30th, 2008, 8pm - 11pm
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Spooks, ghouls, & Republicans in an all out over-the-top Halloween Extravaganza!

Thursday, October 30th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Atlanta, Georgia's answer to all that is heavy and tortured sounding, Diane speaks with guitarist Chris Freeman about all aspects of life, music, and touring, and will feature cuts from their latest release, "Folie Circulaire" as well as from Memento Mori and other related band projects. They are currently touring with Swedish black metal masters Watain, and Book of Black Earth. Tune in!

Hardy Fox of the Cryptic Corporation and The Residents
Thursday, October 30th, 2008, 6am - 9am
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
"The Bunny Boy"  marks another strange story in the long career of The Residents, the famed, masked band from San Francisco who defined DIY by founding Ralph Records more than 35 years ago. Hardy Fox of the Cryptic Corporation has been along for the ride since the beginning, and joins Kurt Gottschalk on The Brother Lucy show to discuss the new album, tour and internet film series.

Arthur Matos, Jason Stroming, and Laura Pennace of the Eastern Paranormal Investigation Center
Thursday, October 30th, 2008, 2am - 6am
Night People
Currently investigating the disturbances at St. Andrew's Church on Staten Island, members of the Eastern Paranormal Investigation Center will be discussing their research into paranormal phenomena with Dave & Sandy as well as taking your phone calls.

High Places
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008, 2am - 6am
on Marty McSorley's show

High Places bring their amazing brand of pretty, echoey, tropical, tribal, DIY pop up to the WFMU studios for a live set. With layer after layer of sweetness melting together into a tasty fondue for your ears, High Places are a treat not to be missed. Tune it in and turn it up.

Lazy Magnet
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Lazy Magnet is the project of Jeremy Harris, a staggeringly prolific and versatile musician from Providence RI who's been at it since 1994. Way back when, he was a third member of USAISAMONSTER. Jeremy's own music is a schizophrenic mix that segues from style to style at a mile a minute. Like "10 bands trapped inside one man's body" says his label, Corleone Records, who released Lazy Magnet's first "proper" album, "He Sought For That Magic By Which All the Glory and Glamor of Mystic Chivalry Were Made to Shine - or - Is Music Even Good?" This comes on the heels of 20+ other releases in formats ranging from picturebook to 500-song box set.

Live with the freaks from Coney Island USA
Monday, October 27th, 2008, 8pm - 11pm
Sound and Safe with Trent
Join Trent for beers, live and pre-recorded music, freaks, and other assorted live attractions at a live broadcast from Coney Island USA at 1208 Surf Ave (right across from the Stillwell Ave stop). We'll hear from Dick Zigun, co-founder of Coney Island USA about the awful rezoning crisis going on in the area, take a tour of the Creepshow at the Freakshow, and do other wacky stuff. Watch this space for more info....but plan to be there!!!!!!!!!

Lior, followed by Common Rotation
Monday, October 27th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
Irene Trudel's show
Virtually unknown in the US, Australian songster Lior has two albums worth of compelling pop tunes. Lior has some top music awards under his belt back home, and it's easy to hear why when he performs live.

Second up, folk/power-pop/indie trio Common Rotation. There's a Buffy- the-Vampire-Slayer connection, and they're teaming up with David Garland for an unusual collaborative concert Tuesday, October 28. They're performing in conjunction with Anne Garland and her photo project Luminous Playhouse. Visuals -- film and slides as well as live processing -- are an important part of the concert, taking place in the great little Williamsburg venue MonkeyTown, where performers and audience are surrounded by four projection screens. Common Rotation plays a live preview of their music for the show.

Yura Yura Teikoku
Monday, October 27th, 2008, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

From playing sold-out arena shows in Japan to CMJ crowds in NYC, eyebrow-shaving experimental psych band Yura Yura Teikoku hits WFMU for a second time during their latest US visit. Sakamoto Shintaro's exploding guitar is complemented by Kamekawa Chiyo's amazing hair and bass stylings, adding up to heavy jams and pop freak-outs that remain unparalleled on Western shores. Catch them live at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sun 10/19 or at Maxwell's on Mon 10/20 (their only shows in the states).

WFMU Record Fair Jukebox Jury
Saturday, October 25th, 2008, 9pm - Midnight
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
In honor of the WFMU Record Fair at the Metropolitan Pavillion, "Choking on Cufflinks" will be presenting its second annual edition of Jukebox Jury. What horrors lurk in the darkened cheapo bins, and what wonders will be found? Tune in to help choose the winners and use the playlist comments to gong the losers.

45 RPM Love Battle!
Saturday, October 25th, 2008, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Radio ping-pong: Rob trades tracks with his sidekick Katie Gentile, academic, author, and violinist for indie psyche-pop band The Special Pillow. An annual tradition, but with a twist this year, as per this week's station-wide imperative. Katie's vintage indie rock goes head to head with Rob's vintage global sounds - but this time around, exclusively at 45 revolutions per minute.

DJ Babu plays 45s during seven inch week
Friday, October 24th, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
LA producer/turntablist extraordinary DJ Babu of the world's famous Beat Junkies and Dilated Peoples fame will be spinning all seven inch singles - between chopping it up with host Billy Jam - during WFMU's special, all seven inch week when Put The Needle on The Record will broadcast a live remote show from Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (location of WFMU's Record Fair) on Friday October 24th 3-6PM.

Yet More Whacked-out Hillbilly 45s
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008, 8pm - 11pm
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Nutty record collector Greg Germani from Decatur, Georgia drops by Music To Spazz By once again armed with crates of obscure country and hillbilly records to wing at the city folk. Expect drunken odes to orphaned children, murderers, skid row, hippies, winos, suicide, women's lib, truck-driving, hare-brained novelties, hillbillies in the White House, monkeys, odes to Sheriff Buford Pusser, high school drop-out hillbilly millionaires, junkies, pro-Vietnam songs, midgets, LSD, train rides to hell, Billy Beer, Satan, go-go dancing young ladies in hot pants and a truckload of screwball honky-tonkers. It'll be like listening to "Rubber Room" for three hours but in Hillbilly Smell-O-Vision!

Jason Rosenberg
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008, 7pm - 8pm
Sinner's Crossroads with Kevin Nutt
Gospel collector, expert, and White Sox fan Jason Rosenberg stops by the Sinner's Crossroads airwave chapel with a bag full of rare gospel 78s and 45s. Actually, really rare 78s and 45s. Many of the records Jason will play are virtually unknown even to collectors and certainly have never been broadcast on the airwaves before. We'll play 'em and you listen. Tune in.

Wolmar Gottschall Filho
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
To celebrate the full week of singles only tumbling out of the airwaves at WFMU, Trouble is importing singles from Brazil via the wonderful collection of Wolmar Gottschall Filho.  Wolmar is a regular at the FMU record fair, always selling out of the fabulous Brazilian sounds he carts from across the mighty seas. Tune in to share in the singles scene from 60's-70's Brazil.

Noah fills in for Scott McDowell
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008, 11pm - 2am
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Noah will be standing in for Scott McDowell with a Coffee Break playing rap records that are wrapped to the size of 7 inches and don't go slower than 45 rotations per minute.

Seven Inches of Mayhem
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 11pm - 2am
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
As part of WFMU's Singles Going Steady Week, Evan "Funk" Davies presents another installment in his ever-popular "Mayhem" series, in which he returns to his college radio roots and only plays punk/power pop/new wave/post-punk favorites from the late '70s and early '80s. This time, he gets to leave the big bulky albums at home -- only 7" records will be spun, of course! Tune in and re-live those lost nights at Hurrah.

An Afternoon of 7"s with Shit-Fi
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

To celebrate our week of the 7" single, Brian brings in Stuart Schrader of, who promises three unrelenting hours of selections of primitive punk, hardcore, and more uncategorizable aural garbage to the ears from around the world.

Singles Going Steady Week
Monday, October 20th, 2008, 9am - Monday, October 27th, 2008, 9am
From October 20 - 26th, WFMU throws technology into the circular file and celebrates the little records with the big holes. For one full week, our DJs will play nothing but seven inch records, many of which will rotate at the recommended 45 revolutions per minute. The music will span all eras and genres, but the physical format remains the same!

Mike Lupica fills in for Bethany tonight and plays all 45s.
Sunday, October 26th, 2008, 10pm - Midnight
Mike L.'s show

Joe Belock fills in for Bill Kelly live from the Record Fair and hosts a live set from Japanese Caverockers DMBQ.
Sunday, October 26th, 2008, 3pm - 5pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Marty McSorley fills in for Glen and XRay from the Record Fair and hosts a live set from Israeli Caverockers Monotonix.
Sunday, October 26th, 2008, Noon - 3pm
Marty McSorley's show

Illusion of Safety
Sunday, October 26th, 2008, 6am - 9am
Airborne Event
For the last 25 years, Dan Burke's project Illusion of Safety has charted the intersection of sound, noise, silence and music using everything from conventional instruments to field recordings to random sound-generating objects. To celebrate the big anniversary, Illusion of Safety will perform a live set on Airborne Event. You can also catch a live show at West Nile in Brooklyn on Monday 10/20/08.

Debbie D gets hitched - Live at the WFMU Record Fair!
Saturday, October 25th, 2008, 1pm - 3pm
Fool's Paradise with Rex
The honour of your presence is requested at the marriage of Debbie Marie Daughtry to James Andrew Fountain on Saturday, the twenty fifth of October Two thousand and eight at 1:00 PM in the afternoon at the WFMU Record Fair (Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St, New York City).

Dress is casual. No gifts, unless you find a mint copy of 'The Mummy' by Bob McFadden. Vlad Tsepis is officiating the proceedings, and there will be a Ghoul A Go Go dance party after the ceremony. If you can't make it, please tune in to 91.1 FM or stream online.

Live Broadcast from Maxwell's
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay return to broadcast live from Maxwell's in Hoboken, and you're invited! Join Ken and Andy and other WFMU listeners for a special live remote broadcast from the front lounge of Maxwells, located at 1039 Washington Street, at the corner of Washington and 11th. There's no admission fee, unless you count the negative effects on your soul. But every minute with Ken and Andy is an extra minute at the end of your life, so save your receipt!

Experimental Dental School
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008, 2am - 6am
on Marty McSorley's show

Experimental Dental School takes time off from their tour with Deerhoof to stop by the WFMU studios. From Portland by way of Oakland, Experimental Dental School combines the sounds the junk yard with a drug-filled Eastern European circus on fire. With an arsenal of some crazy organs, tape loops, home made guitars, and found sounds Experimental Dental School is sure to rock your fillings loose!

Rainbow Arabia
Monday, October 20th, 2008, 8pm - 11pm
on Sound and Safe with Trent

From the hills of Echo Park comes a band with a very accurate name: Rainbow Arabia blast out a colorful psychedelic dance wash full of middle-eastern melodies and percussion topped by overdriven synthesizers and fiery female vocals that will make you feel something strange and spectacular. Tune in for a DJ set from the duo, with a distinct chance of live ouds and kazoos.

Amanda Petrusich
Monday, October 20th, 2008, 6pm - 7pm
The Speakeasy with Dorian
It Still Moves is a new book, part travelogue, part musical history. Author Amanda Petrusich hit the road and visited many of the iconic sites of America's musical heritage, and tonight she visits the Speakeasy to talk about what she learned.

Parts & Labor
Monday, October 20th, 2008, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Brooklyn experimental rockers Parts & Labor swing by WFMU to bomb your eardrums with a wall of distortion, epic pop, and guitar spasms. They're heading out on tour to promote their new album "Receivers," so be sure to check 'em live in a town near you. Parts & Labor's keyboard/electronics whiz Dan Friel recently released a killer solo album this year called "Ghost Town," which will also launch you into a spiral of blip and guitars.

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