Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: November 25th at 2:04 PM

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Carter Thornton plus Tom Carter / Steve Gunn duo
Thursday, November 26th, 6am - 9am
Airborne Event
Start Thanksgiving the WFMU way. Carter Thornton (GNAW, Zashiki-Warashi, Pigeons, Enos Slaughter) brings a solo guitar set to WFMU. He's a relentless & restless innovator whose releases span the gamut from abstract classical guitar, experimental metal, field recordings, and destroyed songs. His new series of releases, Mapping the Ghost, begins this fall on Soft Abuse records.

Afterwards, guitar comrades Tom Carter & Steve Gunn will play in a duo. Tom Carter is a prolific musician who founded Charalambides in 1991 with Christina Carter. He's recently been focused on his bands with No Neck Blues Band co-founder Pat Murano as well as solo performances in collaboration with filmmakers. Tom's electric guitar work weaves melody into towering long-form drones, sculpting high-volume grit and charged silence together. His new LP is Long Time Underground (on Three Lobed).

Steve Gunn has numerous lauded solo, duo, and ensemble recordings. You can usually find him playing with his band, but he also finds time to serve as guitarist in Kurt Vile’s Violators or play duos like this with old friends. His playing shows the influence of Delta and Piedmont country blues, ecstatic jazz, and Gnawa and Carnatic music. His most recent record is the acclaimed Way Out Weather (on Paradise of Bachelors).

Scott Fagan and Harry Shearer
Saturday, November 28th, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes Scott Fagan for an interview and live performance. Fagan's first solo album, 1968's "South Atlantic Blues", has just been reissued and we'll hear the about his interesting and most unusual life. Also, multitalented Harry Shearer returns to the show to talk about his upcoming "Christmas Without Tears Tour" which stops at BAM Tuesday, December 1st.

Live at Monty Hall
Saturday, November 28th, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat welcomes special guests Ike Ufomadu, Ashley Brooke Roberts, and music from Désir Decir.

Author and Music Journalist Amanda Petrusich
Monday, November 30th, 9am - Noon
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Today on Surface Noise, Amanda Petrusich comes by to chat about music and play some favorite records. Amanda is the author of the recent book about 78 collectors Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records as well as the Nick Drake Pink Moon book in Continuum/ Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3rd series. She also writes intelligently about music for Pitchfork, the Oxford American, and The New York Times. Recently, she has started a series of articles for The New Yorker. Tune in for some great records and relaxed talk about music old and new.

Brett Milano, author of "Don't Thank Me All At Once: The Lost Pop Genius of Scott Miller"
Wednesday, December 2nd, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Scott Miller probably needs no introduction to most WFMU listeners, but let's give him one anyway: leader of the bands The Loud Family, Game Theory, and Alternate Learning. His sudden suicide in the spring of 2013 stunned longtime fans and close friends alike.

Longtime rock journalist Brett Milano has assembled the story of Miller's life through conversations with nearly all of his past bandmates as well as collaborators and admirers such as Mitch Easter, Steve Wynn and Aimee Mann. Brett will join Evan "Funk" Davies tonight to discuss Scott Miller's life and share a few stories from the book. You'll also hear plenty of music from Scott Miller's bands and some of the songs he loved, plus some exclusive treats! Tune in at 9pm (EST) Wednesday night December 2 for this celebratory and revelatory look at the life of a pop genius.

PMS & The Mood Swings
Saturday, December 5th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Finger ever on the pulsebeat, Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes New York's latest sensations, PMS & The Mood Swings for a live session! Besides having a great name, PMS & The Mood Swings play a wonderful hybrid of girl group, garage and pop that wins over even the toughest of hearts. Get in on the ground floor!

XL Kings
Monday, December 7th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

WFMU is proud to welcome in this New York supergroup featuring Stephen Hunking (Hypnolovewheel, Dew Claw, etc), Dan Cuddy (The Special Pillow, Hypnolovewheel) and Eamonn Bowles (the Martinets, Fabians).

Joe Frank - "A Landing Strip in the Jungle"
Wednesday, December 9th, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. An episode entitled "A Landing Strip in the Jungle," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. December 9th. Joe visits Sri Lanka where he develops an odd relationship with a young beggar. While living in lower Manhattan, Joe develops an odd friendship with a junkie who robs him at knifepoint on a regular basis. Later, Joe presides over the "Survivor of the Year" competition between people who have survived harrowing experiences.

Jon Spencer
Saturday, December 12th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Influential New York musician/performer/socialite Jon Spencer joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd for 3 hours of chat, records and revelry. The mastermind behind such combos as Pussy Galore and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will be spinning some wild tunes and talking about his career, his city and much more!

The Ar-Kaics
Saturday, December 19th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Ar-Kaics are Kevin, Johnny, Tim, and Patty. They play troglodyte teenbeat '60s-style punk. Hailing from Richmond, Virginia they follow in the great tradition of Virginia garage bands such as The Individuals and The IV Pack. With over half a dozen singles released and one killer album chock full of hits, The Ar-Kaics are already a force to be reckoned with. Be sure and catch them live at Berlin (in Manhattan underneath the bar 2A on 2nd St. and Ave. A) on the evening of December 19th alongside WFMU faves The Jay Vons and Dirty Fences.

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