Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: January 22nd at 9:34 AM

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Tim Evans
Sunday, January 22nd, 6am - 9am
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Emerging from the grimy maelstrom that is NYC-via-Australia’s Degreaser, Tim Evans stepped out as a solo artist in late 2016 with his debut, Wretched Wings, on ever/never records. Known for his work in swamp-punk howlers Bird Blobs, as well as the aforementioned Degreaser, Evans the solo artist strips things down and turns inward, but doesn’t sacrifice a modicum of the intensity and skill he displayed as a bandleader. Think Townes Van Zandt, Nikki Sudden, and the experimental musings of Kim Salmon. Decide for yourself what he sounds like, though, when Evans drops by Burn It Down! with Nate K. for a live set on Sunday, January 22.

D:O Radio's best-of-2016 (part 2)
Sunday, January 22nd, 9am - Noon
destination: OUT (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
So 2016 sucked in epic fashion in many, many ways. One way in which it didn't suck? New music. Jeff & Jeff will celebrate some of the good that came out of this past year with two shows highlighting the wonderful sounds - new and old - that emerged out of the muck and mire.

Sloppy Heads
Monday, January 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

These Brooklyn indie rockers have been around since 2009 but are just now finally ready to unveil their first full-length album. Useless Smile, produced by James McNew (Dump/Yo La Tengo) comes out on Shrimper Jan. 27, to be preceded by a record release show at Union Pool on Jan. 25.

Tom Wilson's Music Factory #10 - Jazz Producer Teddy Reig
Wednesday, January 25th, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on sporadic Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On January 25th, we'll hear Wilson interview legendary jazz, R&B, and Latin producer Teddy Reig. Reig was one of the most colorful and controversial characters on the music scene from the 1940s thru the 1960s. A 300-lb, fast-talking, reefer-smoking street-smart Jew who lived Black, Reig produced the first recordings by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Stan Getz, before transitioning into Latin Music. The program features recordings by Chico O'Farrill, Roland Kirk, Count Basie, Jerome Richardson, Willie Bobo, and more. This program originally aired in December 1967. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.

Eli Keszler
Friday, January 27th, 9pm - Midnight
Daniel Blumin's show
Drummer, instrumentalist, and composer Eli Keszler returns to WFMU on the heels of releasing his first album in four years. Having collaborated with the likes of Rashad Becker and Oren Ambarchi, Keszler follows up his solo LP on PAN with "Last Signs of Speed" (Empty Editions), and it's a dandy! Tune in to hear tracks from the album performed live! Expect full-throttle, careening rhythms, expansive rumblings, agitated evocations of free drumming, a helping of mysterious rustling, an illusory woodpecker or two and stories of how this percussive universe came to be!

Ron Gallo
Saturday, January 28th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Ron Gallo plays badass garage rock and writes righteous songs from a personal perspective that questions the way things are. Hence his debut album on New West is called "Heavy Meta". Catch a storming live set from Ron on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show and also at Baby's All Right on Feb. 23rd and The Bowery Ballroom on April 20th.

Mark Stewart
Tuesday, January 31st, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

An in-depth, spirited chat with the one and only Mark Stewart on Brian's program today. The Pop Group blasted right through the stylized cosmetics bogging down the Punk movement in 1978 by blurring the boundaries between funk, dub, free jazz, and more, with anarchic music and proactive politics, all in the purest of DIY sensibilities. After their disbanding in 1981 Stewart chased down his dub-leaning muse with assorted projects with Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound crew, and his own Maffia, all the while cementing his influence in countless musicians in his wake from The Birthday Party to Massive Attack. The Pop Group returned in 2010 and have just released a brand new album Honeymoon On Mars, working with legendary producer Dennis Bovell for the first time since their debut album. Tune in!

Tuesday, January 31st, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Friends since childhood, the members of e'fessioux congure images of wildlife through their improvisational music. The band name is derived from a combination of members Steve Foreman, Ian Smit, Clive Smith and Bill Weisbach On their debut album, 'Jangala', e'fessioux describes their musical process single pass performance with no overdubs and only slight editing for shape and length, creating spontaneous compositions." e'fessioux bring in a dizzying array of electronics, percussion and guitars to perform live on Irene's show.

Joe Frank - "Karma Don't Deny Me"
Wednesday, February 1st, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air on sporadic Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. February 1st, we'll present "Karma Don't Deny Me," from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe's friend Larry becomes enraged at a neighbor's New Age nostrums. Joe recalls a strange encounter with an attractive female colleague while they were both teaching at an upscale private school in New York.

The Golden Grass
Sunday, February 5th, 6am - 9am
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
The Golden Grass are a Brooklyn-based power trio in the classic mold of Grand Funk Railroad, Blue Cheer, and Dust, adding in a dose of first-wave psychedelia and maybe a hint of prog for good measure. Over the course of a batch of singles, EPs, and a pair of full-lengths, the band has delivered pitch-perfect acid-fried boogie and slow-burn stoner anthems. Burn It Down! with Nate K. fires up the lava lamp (among other accoutrements) and welcomes Golden Grass to the show.

Alan Bishop & Robert Millis
Tuesday, February 7th, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner's show
While one mere program is not nearly ample time to dig in to the collections of these two fellows, we'll be checking out the guest DJ sounds of Alan Bishop and Rob Millis as they visit Brian's show today from 4-6pm. Alan, returning for a second visit to the show, rightfully owns several feet of WFMU's library stacks with his work in the Sun City Girls, and solo as Alvarius B and Uncle Jim. On top of that, he's the co-founder of the Sublime Frequencies imprint, which has documented esoteric sounds from around the world with focus on Southeast Asia, the Middle East, North and West Africa. Millis has produced work for Sublime Frequencies including Indian Talking Machine, a 300-page book and CD anthology of his excavation of 78s from the Subcontinent. He's also a producer and co-founder of the Climax Golden Twins. Both their work and shared discoveries have burned into WFMU's collective DNA for decades, we're extremely excited to have them out to the station today and hear what's in their bag. Alvarius B also performs at Union Pool in Brooklyn February 4 and 5, Bishop will also DJ at BAM Cafe on February 3rd (free).

Tom Wilson's Music Factory #12 - Janis Ian
Wednesday, February 8th, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series has been gone from radio ever since, but Irwin is airing episodes on alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On February 8th, we'll hear Wilson interview 16-year-old songstress Janis Ian, whose 1967 hit "Society's Child," about an interracial romance, created controversy on Top 40 radio. Ian was born in New York, but grew up in New Jersey and went to high school in East Orange. This program originally aired in early 1968. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.

Gospel of Mars
Thursday, February 9th, 3pm - 6pm
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Aaron Moore (Volcano The Bear), Jef Brown (ex JOMF), and Bob Jones (Eaters) traverse a musical landscape that runs a rich gamut of hypnotic modal jazz, frenetic rhythmic meltdowns, and outer limits explorations. Their sound is forged in tiny rooms across New York City where audiences are invited to be delighted, battered, cracked up, and mesmerized over the course of a single set.

Greg Cartwright
Saturday, February 11th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Greg Cartwright sits in on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show with a stack of 45's and a closet full of stories. Greg is best known for his triumphant combos The Oblivians and Reigning Sound. He has been involved in many more musical projects and also performs solo. In this latter guise he will be playing at Monty Hall on Friday Feb. 10th and Union Pool Sat. Feb. 11th.

Tommy Roe
Saturday, February 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

The illustrious Tommy Roe joins the Todd-O-Phonic Todd Cavalcade of Stars! You know him from such great hits as "Sheila", "Everybody" and "Dizzy" but among many other things, Tommy opened for The Beatles and is the first guest of the show to have appeared on an episode of Green Acres. Tommy has just published his autobiography, "From Cabbagetown to Tinseltown" available via tommyroe.com.

Death By Unga Bunga PLUS Archie Bell
Saturday, February 25th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The return of Death By Unga Bunga! Death By Unga Bunga crushed it on the 3/26/16 installment of the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show so much that they have been asked to return! Do not miss one of the greatest live bands extant today on their U.S. visit. Catch them at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on Friday 2/24 and Baby's All Right in Brooklyn on Saturday 2/25!

Archie Bell instructs Todd-O-Phonic Todd's listeners on how to do the "Tighten Up". Archie Bell and The Drells hit big that dance tune and such great 45's as "I Can't Stop Dancing" and "(There's Gonna Be A) Showdown". They practically created the "Philly Sound". Archie performs as part of an amazing line-up for The Soul Clap 10th Anniversary on Friday March 3rd at Warsaw.

Phil Rudd
Saturday, March 4th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd talks with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about the 1970's Australian rock scene, his time spent looking at Angus Young's shorts and his less than infrequent brushes with the law. Not to mention his new album, perhaps aptly titled "Head Job".

Elvis Costello
Saturday, April 1st, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley's welcomes Elvis Costello to the studio to chat about his recent autobiography “Unfaithful Ink & Disappearing Music,” his 30 studio albums and to play unplugged versions of some of his classic #1 hits.

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