Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: June 23rd at 1:52 PM

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Honey Radar
Sunday, June 25th, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Playing a fractured, eminently catchy lo-fi psych-pop that brings together the best elements of various strains of DIY, while occasionally calling to mind the more gleefully scattershot singles of the classic Guided By Voices line-up, Honey Radar are one of the most infectious and satisfying, not to mention prolific (check out their band camp page), bands working in the underground today. They play Alphaville in Brooklyn on Tuesday, July 20, with San Francisco's Rays, Australia's Rat Columns, and local faves Home Blitz, and they will be live on Burn It Down! with Nate K. Sunday, June 25.


Rays
Monday, June 26th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

This new Oakland band is comprised of four Bay area music veterans whose current and past musical projects include The World, Life Stinks, Violent Change and Dadfag. On Rays debut album the band spins post-punk that has it roots firmly planted in Australian punk both past & present and the addictive strum of 80’s & 90’s New Zealand/Flying Nun pop.


Feral Ohms
Tuesday, June 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Feral Ohms are an Oakland trio specializing in thundering, destructive caverock of the highest degree, visiting WFMU today on the heels of their debut studio LP and a Union Pool afternoon blowout from June 24th. Featuring Ethan Miller on guitar and vox from Howlin' Rain, Comets On Fire, and most recently Heron Oblivion, with ferocity matched by drummer Chris Johnson (Drunk Horse), and Josh Haynes (Nudity). Expect blisters and boggled brains!


Wojciech Golczewski (Part 2: The Interview)
Tuesday, June 27th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Polish composer of horror, sci-fi and thriller film, tv and video game soundtracks Wojciech Golczewski ("Voy-check Gol-che-fski") joins Devon to discuss his most recent scores for "Tonight She Comes" and "Mohawk," the recently announced follow up to Ted Geoghegan's impressive 2015 directorial debut "We Are Still Here." Death Waltz Records and Data Airlines are currently releasing a trilogy of decayed, dystopian, 8-bit/analog synth vinyl and cassette albums entitled "Reality Check," its prequel "The Signal" (both out now) and the to-be-named third in the series due in early 2018. Wojciech also composed the soundtracks for "400 Days," "Beyond The Gates," "Late Phases" and "Dark Souls," amongst others. Part 1 of this two-part special is a musical primer of Wojciech's career highlights.


"Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" — Part 3
Friday, June 30th, 9am - Noon
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The amazing John Coltrane documentary "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" rolls on as Doug Schulkind airs Part 3: A Love Supreme, a 1-hour segment beginning at 11am. Highlights this week include: Interviews with Archie Shepp, Max Roach, and Rashied Ali, rare tape of Coltrane answering his critics, learning that Trane had a jolly laugh, and ear-chilling evidence that Trane based his anthem "Alabama" on the sound of Martin Luther King's voice during his famous eulogy to the four girls killed in Birmingham. Remember to tune in at 11am to hear it live as this program will not be archived.


Ron House
Sunday, July 2nd, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Nate K. celebrates Fourth of July weekend by welcoming true American hero Ron House to the program for a guest DJ spot. Frontman of Great Plains, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Psandwich, and Counter Intuits (his current project), as well as a participant in the famed Ohio supergroup project Ego Summit, House truly is an institution. But he is also an avid record collector with a daunting knowledge of Ohio music history. He was kind enough to bring a box of Buckeye State rarities by the WFMU studios and give them a spin. Tune in Sunday, July 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 AM to hear them, and, of course, God bless America.


"Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" — Part 4
Friday, July 7th, 9am - Noon
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, the amazing John Coltrane documentary "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" continues as Doug Schulkind airs Part 4: "Searching For The One", a 1-hour segment beginning at 11am. Highlights this week include: Coltrane's link with Malcolm X and the Black Liberation movement, Trane's fascination with African drums, the John Gilmore/John Coltrane connection, and Trane telling of the gig one night in New Jersey when he pulled his band off the stage. Also, hear riveting interviews with Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, and many more. Remember to tune in at 11am to hear it live as this program will not be archived.


Dion
Saturday, July 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Dion stops by the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show to chat about his new album on Norton Records, "Kickin' Child". This wonderful collection showcases Dion's lost recordings between "Runaround Sue" and "Abraham Martin & John" and are exemplary folk rock gems. Find out why they were kept under lock and key for decades.


Razorlegs
Tuesday, July 11th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Bleeding walls of overloaded guitar and drum interplay from the psychedelic punk duo of Andrew Hurst on drums and PD Fadensonnen on guitar and stylophone. Fans of Blue Cheer, Fushitsusha, Chrome and general amplified confusion will dig today's in-studio proceedings.


Barry Adamson
Tuesday, July 11th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Barry Adamson joins Morricone Island to have a listen to his latest release "Love Sick Dick" and to discuss his film music and directing career. Elmer Bernstein, John Barry and Ennio Morricone have all informed Adamson's solo work including his first (of nine solo albums) "Moss Side Story" conceived in 1988 as a soundtrack to an imaginary film-noir crime film. Previously a member of Magazine, Birthday Party and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, he has since composed for over a dozen films, television series and docs including "Delusion" (1991), "The Escort" (1994), "Dreams of a Life" (2011) and his own directed film-noir "Therapist" (2011). He has also contributed music to Derek Jarman's "The Last of England," David Lynch's "Lost Highway," Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers," Danny Boyle's "The Beach" and Allison Anders' "Gas, Food & Lodging."


"Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" — Part 5 (Conclusion)
Friday, July 14th, 9am - Noon
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The sensational John Coltrane documentary wraps up today as Doug Schulkind airs the fifth and final hour-long installment beginning at 11 AM. Highlights this week include: Trane's fascination with African tonal languages, his rock-star tour of Japan, and why he'd stop playing his horn on stage and just beat his chest and howl in the microphone. Listen for hang-on-every-word interviews with Alice Coltrane, Babatunde Olatunji, Archie Shepp, and many more. Remember to tune in at 11am to hear it live as this program will not be archived.


Marshall Crenshaw PLUS Los Vigilantes
Saturday, July 15th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Pop purveyor Marshall Crenshaw hangs out with Todd-O-Phonic Todd to play some of his favorite records and chat about his illustrious career as musician, DJ, and fan. This one is going to be a treat!

Los Vigilantes are a screaming rock'n'roll band hailing from San Juan. One listen to the live set they will be performing on Todd's show will display beyond a doubt why they are the greatest Puerto Rican musical export since The Sunsets of "Theme One" fame. Don't miss their great Slovenly releases.


Champagne Superchillin
Monday, July 17th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Break out the bubbly! French ex-pat Juliette Shultz brought her Francoise Hardy-influenced style across the pond to Music City, where she has teamed up with group of hep rock and roll and blues Nashville cats to form Champagne Superchillin.


W-2
Tuesday, August 15th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

W-2 are the duo of Sam Weinberg and Flying Luttenbachers member Chris Welcome, who for the last couple of years have been purveyors of the more splattery end of Brooklyn's DIY/No-Jazz movement. On tenor sax and synthesizer respectively, W-2 blur the lines of sound in an almost electroacoustic realm, making their instrumentation sound like anything but its traditional application. Their latest release is an LP on Astral Sounds entitled Fanatics.


Tropical Trash
Tuesday, August 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Not to be confused with the waste disposal agency in Hilton Head, South Carolina, the Louisville version of Tropical Trash liquify the proceedings with their unique blend of fried hardcore and no-wave trailerpark anthems. They play live today on the heels of their new Sophomore Lounge single and expect to headline The Rock's Presidential Victory concert in 2020.



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