Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: July 23rd at 11:31 AM

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The Clientele PLUS Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "God Only Knows"
Wednesday, July 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
The Clientele will perform on Irwin's show, Weds. July 23 around 3:15pm (Eastern). The band is now a trio of Alasdair MacLean on vocals and guitar, Mark Keen on drums, and James Hornsey on bass. The UK-based ensemble will play at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn on Saturday July 19. Other US dates include July 20 in Philadelphia, July 22 in Washington DC, July 23 in Charlottesville VA, and some west coast gigs. Check their full tour schedule at TheClientele.co.uk.

One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. June 25th we'll air an episode entitled "God Only Knows," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. In this episode, Joseph thinks his fiancée Mary is cheating on him. When she gets pregnant, he's certain of it. After Mary gives birth to the Son of God, Joseph is furious and humiliated that he has been cuckolded by God. He falls into a deep depression and starts drinking. That's just the first three minutes of this one-hour Joe Frank episode.


People Who Only Need Another Beat
Wednesday, July 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Last year, three of WFMU's in-house drummers -- Dave Mandl, Irwin Chusid and Evan "Funk" Davies -- gathered to play songs featuring some of their own favorite time-keepers. This year the rhythm section reconvenes with the addition of WFMU's own Dennis Diken, an Actual Professional Drummer! Irwin, Dennis and Dave will take turns presenting their favorite panjandrums of paradiddles and rulers of rolls, with EFD primarily acting as MC this time around. Tune in at 9pm on Wednesday July 23 for this three-hour drum throwdown on WFMU!


The Harrow
Thursday, July 24th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

The Harrow don't just play music, they bathe in it. DJ, Blogger and member of numerous bands Frank Deserto is joined by singer and internet DJ Vanessa Irena, '80s goth veteran Greg Fasolino (The Naked and the Dead) & keyboardist/remixer Barrett Hiatt. They make no secret of their influences harkening back to the darker side of 80s post-punk and coldwave. A dark and moody sound that would make Ian Curtis proud.


Ought
Thursday, July 24th, 6am - 9am
on Underwater Theme Park with Meghan

What happens when guys from New Hampshire, New Jersey and Australia share an apartment in Montreal, Quebec, while adding a guy from Portland, Oregon? Well, according to Constellation Records (one of the best labels coming from Montreal with bands such as Godspeed You Black Emperor), one of the most exciting and fun live bands on their label! Ought hailing from the Mile End district of Montreal, which is considered the hip part of the city, pulls their DIY influences from some old punk roots, being the Talking Heads, the Fall, etc. They are on their summer tour, stopping by the WFMU studios to show what an amazing live show is. There is also a special appearance by our very own Scott Williams on one of the songs.


Bobby Blitz
Thursday, July 24th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's Peer Pressure guest this week will be the vocalist for NJ thrash metal legends Over Kill: BOBBY BLITZ. They have just released their 17th album, "White Devil Armory on Nuclear Blast," and he'll chat about it and pick a couple of tunes as well. They'll be touring worldwide in the fall for the record. Check out all news on the band here.


Put The Needle on The WFMU Bay Series - Part One: Alameda
Friday, July 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the first installment in his four-part San Francisco Bay Area WFMU remote series, "The WFMU Bay Series," Billy Jam will stop in the island town of Alameda interviewing people on the street, recording random freestyles on their town, and then broadcasting live from the studios of longtime East Bay producer Dawgisht. This is part one in the four-part WFMU Bay Series - through August 15th. Put The Needle On The Record July 25th 7pm (4pm local Pacific time) on WFMU.


Tom Doyle author of the Paul McCartney biography "Man on the Run"
Saturday, July 26th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley welcomes author Tom Doyle whose new book "Man on the Run" chronicles Paul McCartney's life in the 1970's when the ex-Beatle was forced to redefine himself - releasing eccentric solo albums, embarking on a hippie lifestyle, forming a new band, and eventually helping define arena rock superstardom.


Annika
Saturday, July 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Tune in for the long awaited return of 16 year-old singer-songwriter Annika! After winning NPR's Battle Of The Boroughs for Queens and releasing an EP on iTunes, Annika joins Beastin' the Airwaves! to celebrate and showcase her complete, polished sound.


Rana Ghose of REProduce on Charanjit Singh and the new indie India
Saturday, July 26th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

In India, independent DIY rock and electronic music-making are still very new. Rana Ghose of Delhi's REProduce Artists agency is a key player on India's growing indie scene. In addition to nurturing a bevy of young artists, he has a notable veteran on his roster: Charanjit Singh, the ex-Bollywood keyboardist who broke new ground with his early 80s electronic transformation of Indian classical music, Synthesizing - Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat. Rana is bringing Charanjit Singh to New York for performances on Sunday July 27th (Globalfest, at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors), and Saturday August 2nd (PS 1's Warm Up). He'll share Charanjit's story and music and introduce us to some of India's rising stars.


Al Margolis
Sunday, July 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, July 27th, Dave Mandl welcomes musician, label-head, and experimental-music pioneer Al Margolis to FMU for their annual summer broadcast. Al runs the great avant-garde label Pogus Productions, performs live as "If, Bwana," and has been a key figure in the worldwide experimental music network for years. He'll be bringing a stack of rare and wonderful LPs, CDs, and cassettes to play for you.


Hector's Pets
Tuesday, July 29th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Brooklyn's HECTOR'S PETS make catchy pop songs for deadbeats and derelicts, and have a killer debut LP, "Pet-O-Feelia," on Oops Baby Records.


Bobby Patterson
Saturday, August 2nd, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael Shelley chats with soul music ledged Bobby Patterson about his new album 'I Got More Soul!' and his August 10th show, outdoors at the Damrosch Park Bandshell in Manhattan.


P.F. Sloan
Saturday, August 9th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley welcomes songwriter/performer P.F. Sloan whose his hits including "Eve of Destruction" for Barry McGuire, "You Baby" for The Turtles, "A Must to Avoid" for Herman's Hermits and "Secret Agent Man" for Johnny Rivers and hundreds more. His new album "My Beethoven" has just been released.


Peter Doolan: Monrakplengthai
Wednesday, August 13th, 7pm - 10pm
on Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Over half a decade of curating Monrakplengthai, Peter Doolan has established himself as one of the greatest international music bloggers on the planet. Back in the States after a lengthy sojourn to Bangkok where he worked cataloging Thai records for a public university library, Peter will join Gary to talk about Southeast Asian music and spin some of the most awesome luk thung, molam and other regional delights you’ve ever heard.


Vicky and the Vengents
Tuesday, August 19th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Blasting out of Southern California with a love for all things dramatic and loud, Vicky and the Vengents throw girl-groups, guitars, grease and garage into the blender to come up with their own amazing sound!


Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, August 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we've barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.


Fade Kainer
Thursday, August 28th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
The voice and textural contributor in Batillus, member of Theologian, InSwarm, plays live with Jarboe and is a multi instrumentalist and audio engineer. We wonder how he will have time to actually make an appearance, but will be psyched to hear the music he has picked! He will be live and listeners will be able to ask him questions via our live playlist and comments board!


Dennis McNally's author of “On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom”
Saturday, October 11th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Dennis McNally's author of “On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom.”


Deke Dickerson
Saturday, October 25th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley chats with noted author, mind blowing guitarist, crack song writer, road warrior and member of show business Deke Dickerson about his career and new collaborative album "Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits" (released October 7) and tour (which brings the super group to Brooklyn's Bell House 10/31).



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