Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: October 21st at 4:36 PM

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Guest DJ set by Trumpeter Steve Bernstein
Saturday, October 22nd, 9am - 11am
on Bob Brainen's show

While best known for The Millennial Territory Orchestra and Sex Mob, Steve has covered a lot of ground in concerts and studios around the world, worked on film scores and various other projects with a long list of collaborators. Today he'll be guest D.J. and we'll mix works by his favorite artists with some of his own recordings including some rarities. Join Us!

The Rubinoos
Saturday, October 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Powerpop legends The Rubinoos perform live on Todd-O-Phonic Todd's show. The buoyant Bay Area quartet were part of the original Beserkly Records stable. Hear them play such classics as "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and "Gorilla." Catch The Rubinoos with The Bongos on their New Jersey Tour! Thursday 10/20 at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, Friday 10/21 at Mexicali Live in Teaneck and Saturday 10/22 at The Tabernalce in Mt. Tabor.

New Haven goes Balkan: Orkestar BAM!
Saturday, October 22nd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

They're the east coast's brainiest Balkan-style band! Yale University's Orkestar BAM! joins us to deconstruct (and perform) music from Serbia, Albania, Turkey, Macedonia, and beyond. Your only homework assignment: Tune in!

Captain Sensible of the Damned (Diane fills in for Joel)
Sunday, October 23rd, Midnight - 3am
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
On this special fill-in edition of Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine, Diane will speak with the Damned's Captain Sensible! It will be 40 years to the day of the release of their NEW ROSE single, and they'll speak about that, as well as their upcoming 40th anniversary tour, with dates in New York and LA later in the month. Interview will air at 12:30 -- with some Damned music to precede and follow! Tune In!

Terry Allen
Sunday, October 23rd, 6am - 9am
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Along with his fellow Lubbock, Texas, natives Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, and Joe Ely, Terry Allen is one of the original Texas country-music eccentrics. Allen, however, is also an acclaimed visual artist and augments his songs with paintings, drawings, photography, installations, or whatever else his muses offer at a given moment. "Juarez," released in 1975, is perhaps his most fully realized stand-alone concept album and it, along with the 1979 song-cycle "Lubbock (On Everything)," was recently given the deluxe reissue treatment by the Paradise of Bachelors label. Allen called in to WFMU to talk about those reissues, as well as the blurred lines between music and visual art, seeing the Velvet Underground in late-'60s Los Angeles, how learning "St. Louis Blues" helped get him the hell out of Lubbock, and so much more. A genuine raconteur, Allen delivered a conversation not to be missed.

Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse
Sunday, October 23rd, 2pm - 8pm (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
At 2pm on Sunday, October 23rd, Jesse Kaminsky will perform a public reading of the book Tanstaafl! in collaboration with Gang Clan Mafia at the Mobius Artists Group gallery in Cambridge, MA. The event will be broadcast live on WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio from 2pm until it is finished. (It will surely last six hours, but maybe eight or even longer.) The book Tanstaafl! was created by John Osorio Buck and is comprised of 5,300 anagrams for the phrase “Art and Money.”

The Crazy Squeeze
Monday, October 24th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Let's go crazy to the power-pop-glam-garage-punk stylings of these Los Angeles scene veterans (featuring members of the Stitches, Superbees, Teenage Frames and Richmond Sluts), making a rare East Coast appearance!

Four hours of b-sides (Kurt Gottschalk fills in for Doug Schulkind)
Tuesday, October 25th, 3pm - 7pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Miniature Minotaurs celebrates Singles Going Steady week with four hours of b-sides: non-lp tracks, tributary covers, filler and detritus culled from a big stack of punk, new wave, rock and r'n'b 45s. With a special "Today in 45s" segment by Mini-Mino musical historian The Zingerr.

Dave Vanian of The Damned
Tuesday, October 25th, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
The Damned vocalist Dave Vanian talks film, television and soundtracks on this special Halloween edition of Morricone Island. In addition to taking inspiration from film noir, horror, crime and sci-fi films, The Damned, as well as Vanian and guitarist Captain Sensible individually, have written music for numerous film, tv and video game productions over the years (e.g., "The Return of the Living Dead," "The Young Ones"). A pre-soundtrack composer-era Hans Zimmer produced 1980's The Black Album while splinter band Naz Nomad & The Nightmares' 1984 Give Daddy The Knife Cindy was packaged as a soundtrack re-issue to an imaginary 1967 B-horror film. The legendary band plays NYC's Gramercy Theatre on October 29th and 30th for two of only three U.S. shows in support of their "40th Anniversary Tour" commemorating Stiff Records' release of the first U.K. punk single for New Rose/Help on October 22, 1976.

Andy Ortmann / HOGG
Wednesday, October 26th, Midnight - 3am
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
Andy Ortmann's sound is a grand marriage of what the kids call "noise," and some more-informed, more studied, musique-concrete-era, classical-avant-garde electronics, but whatever you call it it's catchy. Yeah I said it, catchy noise. Buoyant listening, though sometimes more than a shred creepy. Andy also hosts WFMU's The Eternal Now monthly podcast, itself a blend of the classic and rough contemporary. We're super-psyched to host a live electronics set from Andy, along with a set from his touring companions HOGG. HOGG, labelmates on the great Nihilist Records label, are a heady blur of LAFMS vibes and post-punk ferocity, with vicious attacks along the lines of Sword Heaven. Sort of… there's a lot to listen for in their three-person assault. My Castle of Quiet will be wrapping some singles going steady around these Chicago noiselords on our 10/26 show.

Singles Going Seventies!
Wednesday, October 26th, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
It's Singles Going Steady week on WFMU, and once again Evan "Funk" Davies revisits the forgotten hits, remembered hits, should-have-been-hits, never-came-close-to-hits, and other seven-inch platters released from 1970 through 1979 (inclusive)! Rock, disco, punk, glam, and more will all be a part of the best three hours of Top 40 radio that never was. Tune in Wednesday night, October 26, at 9pm on WFMU!

Halloween 4: The Return
Thursday, October 27th, Noon - 3pm
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
A haunted afternoon of scary music, occult references and eldritch horrors. Sit alone in the dark and eat candy, slowly going mad! Or just enjoy listening to it, whatever. #demogorgon

Halloween Spazztacular!
Thursday, October 27th, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Count Spazzula and Bingo the Gorilla bid you welcome for another dark house ride on the spooky side of the street.

Singles Going Roundtable Two Presents: The 12"!
Friday, October 28th, 9pm - Midnight
Daniel Blumin's show
A Singles Going Steady special featuring the almighty 12" single! WFMU's Jack Mello, Thomas Storck (Undancing in the Dirt), and Jeff M (Noise and Syrup) join Daniel Blumin to reprise last year's 7" bacchanal. Surprise guests are a distinct possibility! Tune in!!!

John Doe
Saturday, October 29th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with John Doe about his recent book "Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk", his new album "The Westerner" and his current tour which brings him to Montclair's Outpost In The Burbs in Montclair, NJ November 5th!

Prove It All FRIGHT! with Blair Socci, Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, and MORE!
Saturday, October 29th, 9pm - Midnight
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat Byrne presents his second annual PROVE IT ALL FRIGHT Halloween special! With comedy from Blair Socci and Maria Wojciechowski. Music from Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, surprise guests, halloween hi-jinx and MORE! You can watch live video of the show over at WFMU.org from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will appear on the WFMU phone apps, WFMU homepage and Pat's playlist page. Or, you can come to "Haunty Hall" and see the show in person and buy some very reasonably priced popcorn! You can't escape! You WON'T escape! (This ones haunted, brah!)

Stephen McCarthy of the Long Ryders
Monday, October 31st, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The Long Ryders' lead guitarist checks in to fill us in on the band's upcoming reunion tour, which inlcude their first NYC area dates in 29 years! (including WFMU's own Monty Hall on Nov. 9).

Wally De Backer and the Ondioline Orchestra
Wednesday, November 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Musical polymath Wally De Backer visits Irwin's program on Wednesday November 2, at 5pm. De Backer, better known as Grammy Winning pop artist Gotye, has formed the Ondioline Orchestra, dedicated to preserving and extending the legacy of French inventor Georges Jenny’s remarkable electronic keyboard, the Ondioline. The Orchestra's debut performance, a tribute to electronic music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey, will take place in Brooklyn at National Sawdust on Tuesday, November 22. The ensemble will showcase multiple restored Ondiolines alongside other early electronic musical instruments, including theremins and Moog synthesizers. During his WFMU visit, De Backer will feature historic Ondioline recordings by Perrey and others, and he'll discuss his work helping to safeguard Perrey's archives.

John Strausbaugh: City of Sedition
Wednesday, November 9th, 3pm - 6pm
Irwin Chusid
Journalist/historian John Strausbaugh returns to Irwin's program on Wednesday November 9 to discuss his new book, "City of Sedition: The History of New York City During the Civil War" (published by Twelve Books). The work chronicles the localized conflicts between New York constituent groups and how their respective actions helped or hampered President Lincoln's war effort. No city raised more men, money, and materiel for the war, and no city raised more hell against it. New York was a city of patriots, war heroes, and abolitionists, but also a city of antiwar protest, draft resistance, and sedition. Strausbaugh is a foremost authority on the history of New York City. He is a former editor of New York Press, and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other publications. His previous books include "The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues," "E: Reflections on the Birth of the Elvis Faith," "Black Like You," and "Sissy Nation."

Amy Rigby
Saturday, November 12th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Amy Rigby drops by to play a few songs & to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of her debut masterpiece "Diary Of A Mod Housewife" and it's recent vinyl debut. She's on tour now, with a stops at NYC's HiFi Bar November 16 & 17th.

Straight Arrows
Saturday, November 12th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Sydney quartet Straight Arrows kick out the jams on The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. Maybe the best Aussie combo since The Missing Links! Don't miss them on tour with Thee Oh Sees.

Quin Galavis
Monday, November 14th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

This Austin, Texas, scene veteran has played in the Dead Space, Nazi Gold, False Idol among other projects, and recently released his solo masterpiece, 'My Life In Steel and Concrete' which was recorded with Thor Harris of Swans and Shearwater.

The Stompin' Riff Raffs
Saturday, November 19th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
One of Japan's greatest exports, The Stompin' Riff Raffs perform live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. These masters of mayhem are known for their crazed performances and boundless energy. Nao sings and Rie, Mikou and Saori scream! Be sure and catch The Stompin' Riff Raffs at The Bowery Ballroom with The King Khan & BBQ Show on 11/22.

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