Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: July 22nd at 9:59 AM

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Brigid Mae Power
Monday, July 25th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Irish singer-songwriter Brigid Mae Power has been singing her thoughtful, intimate songs for several years now, originally self-recording them in churches and underground car parks. Earlier this summer, her first studio-recorded, widely distributed album, the self-titled Brigid Mae Power, was released on Tompkins Square Records. Its eight jewel-like selections showcase the haunting melodies and stirring singing that make her such a distinctive new voice in music. Hear Brigid sing and play unique solo versions of songs from the album on today's Surface Noise.


Vicki Peterson of the Bangles
Monday, July 25th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Vicki Peterson, lead guitarist and primary songwriter for one of the '80s biggest bands, gives us the lowdown on the new collection of early Bangles demos and live recordings, the Paisley Underground and other topics.


Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Comedian Nore Davis, Musician Benjamin Cartel
Monday, July 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight's show is so action-packed you will probably have a seizure. First, Dave chats on the phone with Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub! Then later he welcomes comedian Nore Davis and musician Benjamin Cartel to Studio A for radio good times! There will also be snacks.


Horselords (Donna is in for Brian today)
Tuesday, July 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Gateway to Joy with Donna

Chris Hajian
Tuesday, July 26th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

NYC-based soundtrack composer Chris Hajian drops by to discuss his latest dark synth score for director Brad Furman's Escobar 80's-era crime drama "The Infiltrator," starring Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger. Hajian’s career began over 20 years ago with Sundance indie films "Ten Benny" and "Mr. Vincent" before he went on to score TV shows "The Upright Citizens Brigade" and "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List", documentaries "Naked States" and sequel "Naked World" on Spencer Tunick, and feature films "The Take" and "Yonkers Joe."


Jesse Malin and Danny Sage of D Generation
Thursday, July 28th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
D Generation is releasing their first record in almost 20 years on July 29th - "Nothing Is Anywhere," was a long time coming and Diane will speak with both founding members of the native NYC band. They will be at Johnny Brenda's in Philly the night of the 28th, and Irving Plaza July 30th.


Put The Needle on the Medical Marijuana (live from CBCB in Berkeley, CA)
Friday, July 29th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
As part of his Summer 2016 series of live broadcasts from Northern Cali, Billy Jam will set up the WFMU remote unit at Berkeley's CBCB medical marijuana dispensary. The weed themed one hour hip-hop radio show will feature guests DJ Kure All, emcee Kenny Loafers, and longtime cannabis reform activist Debby Goldsberry. Put the needle on the Record, Friday July 29th 7pm on WFMU = 4pm local Pacific time. Open to the public but must have a California state approved medical marijuana card.


Daniel Menche
Friday, July 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Having released music on labels such as Editions Mego, Sub Rosa, and Touch and collaborated with the likes of KK Null, Kevin Drumm, Alan Courtis and Andrew Liles, renowned experimental sound artist Daniel Menche returns to WFMU for a bang-up DJ set! Though he will not be bringing his single string cello, piano innards, tapes, or gongs, he will be slinging choice musical platters, exclusive unreleased and forthcoming material and a piquant story or three. Don't miss it!

Catch Daniel Menche live! Issue Project Room and Pioneer Works present a mammoth summer concert in Red Hook, Bklyn featuring Daniel along with Container, Ben Vida, Greg Fox, Horse Lords, Eartheater, and Profligate. Saturday July 30th, 2016. Doors at 5pm. Pioneer Works: 159 Pioneer St., Brooklyn.


Margo Price PLUS Rocket From The Crypt PLUS William Bell
Saturday, July 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
After appearing on Conan O'Brien and Saturday Night Live, Margo Price now ascends to the upper rung of the show business ladder. That's right...The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Margo's album on Third Man, "Midwest Farmer's Daughter", has received great and deserved acclaim and is one of the best country albums in years. Be sure and hear her perform selections from it live.

Rocket From The Crypt blast off on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show! Speedo, Petey X, Notorious ND, Apollo 9. JC 2000, Ruby Mars, and Atom bring their thrilling otherworldly high energy punk and rock'n'roll sounds from San Diego to Jersey City. Be sure and catch their incendiary live show at Irving Plaza on July 28th and The Stone Pony on July 29th.

Soul Music legend William Bell converses with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about Stax Records, his excellent new album (This Is Where I Live) and race in America. William is still a fantastic perfomer...don't miss him Saturday August 6th at Pier 97 (Hudson River Park) with The James Hunter Six.


The Wilful Boys
Sunday, July 31st, 6am - 9am
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

This Australia-via-NYC four-piece play the kind of desperate, gritty bad-mood rock that folks have come to rely on from bands with such a combined geographic pedigree. Offering burly, grumbling basslines, razor-sharp guitar riffs, and easily the most howlingly crazed drummer-vocalist since Don Henley, the Wilful Boys invite you to join them for a few beers for breakfast on Sunday morning, July 31, as they drop by Burn It Down! with Nate K. for a live set.


Al Margolis
Sunday, July 31st, 8pm - 10pm
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, July 31st, Dave Mandl welcomes musician, label-head, and experimental-music pioneer Al Margolis to FMU for their annual summer broadcast. Al runs the esteemed 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.


Andy Hull and Robert McDowell (of Manchester Orchestra)
Tuesday, August 2nd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Andy Hull and Robert McDowell, singer/guitarist and lead guitarist, respectively, of Atlanta's Manchester Orchestra, discuss their first film score for "Swiss Army Man," the first feature film by music video directing team Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (aka "The Daniels"). The melodic yet quirkily unconventional score uses primarily "a cappella" layered voices (save a little percussion here and there), designed to approximate what Paul Dano's castaway character would imagine for himself while discovering and befriending a dead body played by Daniel Radcliffe. The soundtrack includes a cappella re-workings of "Cotton-Eyed Joe" and John Williams' "Jurassic Park Theme," authorized by the master himself.


Gino and the Goons
Sunday, August 7th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
To paraphrase Dolly Parton’s famed adage about costing money to look cheap, it takes a lot of brains to rock as dumb as Gino and the Goons. The Tampa, Florida–based troublemakers do keep it simple, though, with their bruising beer-bash punk, channeling greats like the Ramones, the Heartbreakers, and the MC5. But Gino and his gang are no humdrum revivalists, they are dedicated keepers of the good-times flame and they have the hooks to prove it. The band drops by Burn It Down! on Sunday, August 7, to deliver their own true testimonial.


Senyawa
Tuesday, August 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Hailing from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Senyawa forged new directions in sound by wedding experimental approach with strong elements of their cultural traditions and their musical folklore. Together, Senyawa employs extended vocal techniques with oddly-rigged and heavily amplified instruments of primitive make. Founder Rully Shabara also led the mathy-rock combo Zoo, until meeting Wukir Suryadi, an East Javanese musician who created a bamboo-based electric instrument called the Bambuwukir and began collaborating. Senyawa explores the possibilities of stringed and percussive textures, both plucked, and bowed, noised up, and again dosed with a heavy element of tradition. A number of their recordings can be found on the Free Music Archive, and New Yorkers can see them live August 10th at the Bridget Donahue Gallery 99 Bowery, 2nd Floor.


Terry Gibson of The Downliners Sect
Saturday, August 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
This one is for all you Sect Maniacs! Todd-O-Phonic Todd is proud to welcome Terry Gibson, guitar player of the original Downliners Sect, to The Cavalcade Of Stars! The Downliners Sect are among the rudest and crudest of the original British r'n'b bands. Terry has just written a wonderful book about his days with the band entitled "Sect Appeal: The Downliners Sect 1963-1966."


Rosali
Tuesday, August 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Rosali Middleman has just released Out of Love, a gorgeous collection of hazy, introspective, acoustic songs mining terrain somewhere in between NYC primitive urban folk of the ESP era and pre-Mac Buckingham Nicks demos of the early '70s with contemporary originality. Personal ballads with a touch of lilting psychedelia encompassed by an embracing voice, live in the studio today. Out of Love is out now on Siltbreeze Records.


The Mystery Lights
Saturday, August 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Mystery Lights might be the next great New York rock'n'roll band. Their sound is so captivating that Daptone Records started a new rock imprint just to release their powerful debut longplayer. Check out The Mystery Lights in all their caterwauling glory on The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show Saturday afternoon and at Monty Hall with The Electric Six that evening.


Sumac
Tuesday, August 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Best described as "pugilistic rhythm-and-noise", the trio known as Sumac have just released their second album "What One Becomes", and have hit new peaks of dense, complex, face-punching, feedback-drenched chaos. The band is made up of Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Mammifer) on guitar, Nick Yacyshyn on drums (Baptists), and Brian Cook on bass (Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes, Botch). They'll be at St. Vitus in Brooklyn a couple of nights earlier, August 18th, but hear them metallicize WFMU's studio B today.


Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, August 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
The annual visit from our pal Tom Lax, bringing up yet another assortment of obscuro and extremely special 7" singles wax from Siltbreeze headquarters in Philadelphia. If you've checked out this special in past years you know that you will certainly be hearing a lot of DIY/post-punk and general oddball stuff you will probably not hear anywhere else (and see as well, as we will be posting the sleeve art on the playlist page live). Not to be missed!


The return of mastering engineer Greg Calbi
Saturday, September 10th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
When Creg Calbi was a guest on Michael’s show in June the plan was to talk and play some examples of Greg’s exemplar work (Beatles, Dylan, Ramones, Bowie, etc.) – but the stories were so good Michael & Greg just talked for a solid hour – no music. So, as promised, Greg returns – and this time the pair will do their best to spin some Greg’s work between hearing another batch of Greg’s great stories.


Baby Shakes Guest DJ set
Saturday, September 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
New York's sweetest glam pop quartet The Baby Shakes will be spinning some of their favorite glam, power pop and rock'n'roll sounds, both old and new, on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. This quartet is so high energy they will force Todd to turn it up a notch or two. Don't miss Baby Shakes at Berlin Friday September 16th with Cozy and The Jeanies!



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