Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: January 16th at 6:20 PM

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WFMU's New Morning Show with Guest Host Clay Pigeon!
Monday, January 16th, 6am - 9am
on
Wake and Bake Radio
Join Clay Pigeon as he plays all the hits and dispenses the daily farm report.


Themo Melikidze and Elliot Brietta
Monday, January 16th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave has just returned from scenic San Francisco as he welcomes Patriot's Dave star Themo Melikidze and resident young person Elliot Brietta to studio A for a night of tough talk and reasonably good times.


WFMU's New Morning Show with Guest Host Clay Pigeon!
Tuesday, January 17th, 6am - 9am
on
Wake and Bake Radio
Join Clay Pigeon as he plays all the hits and dispenses the daily farm report.


Eastern Bloc postpunk sounds with guest DJ Kevin Failure
Tuesday, January 17th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Kevin Failure of Pink Reason returns to the show after a long spell, armed with another couple of crates of new wave, post-punk and experimental records from communist Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. We'll be posting the sleeve art on the playlist page as well; if you caught Kevin's appearance on the program years ago you know you're going to be hearing some brain-melting stuff so follow along and don't miss!


Jonathan Hertzberg Returns
Tuesday, January 17th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Soundtrack fanatic Jonathan Hertzberg returns to spin a selection of cues from films of 1981, a year which has been referred to as "the last year of the 70s." Jonathan's exhaustive knowledge of John Lindsay and Ed Koch-era NYC as portrayed in film can be experienced and enjoyed through his "Dirty Old New York aka Fun City" video series. Check out Jonathan's past Morricone Island-curated shows of music from films featuring NYC preserved in all of its glory and teen-oriented coming-of-age films here and here.


M. Lamar
Wednesday, January 18th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Diamanda Galas put it best when speaking of M. Lamar, "That bitch can sing!" He returns to WFMU to discuss his latest albums, Funeral Doom Spiritual (featuring Hunter Hunt Hendrix) and Surveillance Punishment and the Black Psyche (featuring Mivos Quartet and Charlie Looker). Tune in to hear cuts off of each album and a conversation about what went into making them.


The New WoofMoo Morning Show with Guest DJ Dan Carlisle
Wednesday, January 18th, 6am - 9am
on
Wake and Bake Radio

Joe Frank - "Karma Crash"
Wednesday, January 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air tri-weekly on Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. January 18th, we'll present "Karma Crash" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. Joe's estranged girlfriend Kate tries to reconnect with him, but the reconciliation leads to a series of disastrous incidents. Larry recounts his attempts to reconnect with a girlfriend named Rosalie who refuses to answer his messages. Joe recalls the night his wife packed her bags and walked out of his life.


The New WoofMoo Morning Show with Guest DJ Dan Carlisle
Thursday, January 19th, 6am - 9am
on
Wake and Bake Radio

Peter Parker from Dirty Looks
Saturday, January 21st, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley's chats with drummer Peter Parker of the Staten Island band Dirty Looks – who formed in 1977 and released two albums on Stiff /Epic Records and may be best remembered for their power-pop classic “Let Go”.


Derv Gordon of the Equals
Saturday, January 21st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd chats with Derv Gordon, lead vocalist of the legendary Equals! While best known for "Baby Come Back" and "Police On My Back", The Equals had so many great records. They were also one of the relatively few mixed race groups that formed in the sixties. Derv will be performing in America for the first time on Friday Jan. 27th at The Elbo Room in San Francisco, backed by Equals worshipers So What.


Tim Evans
Sunday, January 22nd, 6am - 9am
on
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)
Monday, January 23rd, 9am - Noon
on
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.


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #10 - Jazz Producer Teddy Reig
Wednesday, January 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
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
on
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!


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!


e'fessioux
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
on
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.


Alan Bishop & Robert Millis
Tuesday, February 7th, 3pm - 6pm
on
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).


Greg Cartwright
Saturday, February 11th, 3pm - 6pm
on
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
Saturday, February 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
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!


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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