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Live Broadcast from the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Day 2
Saturday, May 30th, 3pm - Midnight
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events
Once again WFMU returns to the amazing Primavera Sound festival as official USA radio ambassadors broadcasting full sets live over the weekend of May 29th and 30th! From 3pm til Midnight join Liz Berg, Brian Turner, and Evan "Funk" Davies as we carry performances by Ex Hex, Mdou Moctar, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Swans, Belle & Sebastian, Earthless, Einsturzende Neubauten, Arthur Russell Instrumentals Project, Julie Ruin, Twerps, Run the Jewels, Disappears, Babes In Toyland, Giant Sand, Mikal Cronin, Pharmakon, Voivod, The Church, Sleaford Mods, Thee Oh Sees, and more TBA! Stay tuned to this page, WFMU's Twitter and Facebook for specific set times! Some will be archived, some not!
Sunday, May 31st, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K
Beech Creeps formed out of a variety of Brooklyn outfits, including Ex Models, Knyfe Hyts, Pterodactyl, and Yeasayer. The trio plunges into the depths of rock's primordial sludge and emerges wielding a massive blob of fiery, lysergic skree. We'll put it this way: If the arms of the T. Rex were as powerful as the Beech Creeps song of the same name, dinosaurs might have actually avoided extinction, as the fabled comet would have been easily smashed to bits. The band recently dropped by Burn It Down! for a live set featuring songs from its self-titled debut LP on Monofonus.
Monday, June 1st, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Their producer described them as bluesy boozy rock and roll, and we couldn't agree more! Ex-members of Organs and Dream Police.
Monday, June 1st, 9pm - Midnight
on The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave welcomes the one and only Loudon Wainwright as a guest tonight.
Drew McDowall (ex-Coil)
Tuesday, June 2nd, 3am - 6am
on Ning Nong Radio
Ning Nong Radio presents a live modular synth set by ex-Coil member Drew McDowall. A true master of the instrument, McDowall elevates the modular synthesizer beyond the realm of the gear fetishist and brings us as close as we can get to experiencing the unique magic that Coil were achieving upon their untimely demise.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show
Equally moving as an interpreter of traditional British folk songs and of her original tunes, Olivia Chaney possesses an expressive voice reminiscent of the best moments by Anne Briggs, Sandy Denny or Joni Mitchell. Chaney brings a passion to her slowly unwinding traditional songs of love and longing on guitar, piano and exquisite Indian harmonium. Olivia Chaney's debut, "The Longest River," is out now on Nonesuch and she returns to Irene's show for a live set.
Joe Frank - "Iceland Part 1"
Wednesday, June 3rd, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "Iceland Part 1," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. June 3rd. Joe itemizes the annoying habits of his unreliable and unfaithful girlfriend Lila. He chronicles his adventures traveling around the world, digressing on the convoluted nature of truth in a manner that will have you hungering for lies.
Put The Needle On The Northern California Live Remote from Dawgisht's Studios
Friday, June 5th, 7pm - 8pm
on Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the final show of the current WFMU radio season Billy Jam will travel back to Northern California to set up the FMU remote broadcast unit in the Alameda studios of producer Dawgisht for a live jam session that, in addition to the veteran Cali beatmaker, will include performances from DJ Six-Kutter, MC Dopestyle, Bas-One, and Dub Esquire.
Saturday, June 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Roy Loney, former lead vocalist of the fabulous Flamin' Groovies, will join Todd-O-Phonic Todd on Saturday June 6th, 3-6 pm. Roy will show off his impeccable taste by spinning some of his favorite tunes and also perform a few numbers (not necessarily yesterday's). Todd and Roy will also discuss The Bay Area's musical golden age and their mutual passion for The San Francisco Giants.
Sunday, June 7th, 9pm - Midnight
on World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, June 7, on World of Echo with Dave Mandl, Dave will be presenting a live set by electronics/circuit-bending duo Tonic Train (Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington), who stopped by the FMU studios last week during a rare visit from their home in Germany. Knut and Sarah play a tableful of hi- and lo-tech gear, including transistor radios, toys, transmitters, and other unidentified flying gadgets. That’s Sunday, June 7, from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Tuesday, June 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show
Brian welcomes Mark Dwinell for a session of just intonation farsfisa work in the spirit of his new LP Golden Ratio (Amish Records). Dwinell, a member of the Brooklyn combo Forma (and onetime of the Boston group Bright) incorporates both static pulsing drones and heavily arpeggiated passages, culminating in melodic lines that epitomize a unique musical vocabulary as developed over the last twenty years.
Saturday, June 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Merge Recording stars Spider Bags kick out the jams live on Todd-O-Phonic Todd's show 6/13. This stellar 3 piece combo features 3 Jersey high school pals including former D.C. Snipers member Dan McGee. Their high energy brand of unruly rock'n'roll is wonderfully displayed on their most recent album, Frozen Letter, and will be just the thing for a Saturday afternoon. Be sure and catch them opening for Ex Hex at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 6/12 and appearing with local heroes The Ribeye Brothers (performing with The Detroit Cobras @ Monty Hall on 7/17) at The Anchor's Bend in Asbury Park on 6/13.
Experimental Cassette Culture with guest Ryan Martin of Dais Records
Tuesday, June 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show
Ryan Martin of Dais Records and Robert & Leopold Tapes returns once again to Brian's show to share a treasure trove of experimental cassettes from the 1980's thru present, once again with live accuplaylist tape artwork as it rolls.
Joe Frank - "The Dictator, Part 1"
Wednesday, June 17th, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "The Dictator, Part 1," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. June 17th. Having cheated death after a devastating drought and a brutal invasion by cannibals, Joe becomes autocratic ruler of a tribe. He weaves stories about an unfortunate seller of precious oil and about the Dirt Boy who sprouted his own vegetables and became a self-sufficient ecosystem.
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