Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: September 18th at 4:04 PM

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Joel Hodgson
Monday, September 22nd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Tune in to a very special Night People as Mystery Science Theatre 3000 creator Joel Hodgson checks in to discuss everything from his career as a stand-up comic to his work with Cannae's impossible space drive.


Arrington de Dionyso & Greg Saunier
Monday, September 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Arrington de Dionyso (ex-Old Time Relijun) is a multi-instrumentalist and throatsinger from the West Coast who's taken to singing Indonesian translations of William Blake poems, blasting trance saxophone improvisations over backing tracks on lathe-cut plastic dinner plates, and generally creating a transcendental din of inspired rapture. He'll stop by WFMU to play in a duo with lightning drummer Greg Saunier of Deerhoof while visiting NYC for a handful of shows later this month.


Alice Boman (and friends)
Tuesday, September 23rd, 3am - 6am
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with DJ Stashu
Tune in to a very special DWM,S as Alice Boman and 3 others from Malmo Sweden check in to grace us with ghostly voices, ethereal sounds and down tempo upbeat lullabies.


Doom
Tuesday, September 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

The kings of crust are here today. Starting in 1987 in Birmingham, Doom tore up the British touring circuit and John Peel programs with their pioneering style of anarcho metal and proto-grindcore, swerving into a heavier punk direction upon departure of Mick Harris for Napalm Death. Along with Discharge, few UK heavies have had such a worldwide influence on extreme music as Doom, who toured heavily into the '90s. After the passing of singer Wayne Southworth in 2005, the band remained dormant until 2010 and now with vocalist Denis locked in continue their worldwide assault with NYC shows at the Wick on Sept 19th and the Acheron on the 20th, and on Brian's show today.


Winkie
Thursday, September 25th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

More than your average shoegaze band, this duo frames a classic wall of noise with melodic female vocals and a fuzzy bass line. Relying on synth and bass instead of droning guitars, Winkie goes from the dark and moody to ethereal upbeats. Noisy and haunting, turn it up and wake the neighbors.


Michael Chapman
Thursday, September 25th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Michael Chapman is a British singing/songwriting/guitar-playing legend. He made his debut with the "Rainmaker" LP in 1969, and his run of classic Harvest Records releases are currently being reissued by the Light in the Attic record label. More active than ever, Chapman continues to tour and record, deep into an incredibly varied and extensive career. Today, he drops by Surface Noise to play a few recent numbers on his acoustic guitar, including one he wrote on the plane over!


Jon Zazula
Thursday, September 25th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Known as Jonny Z, he formed Megaforce Records, to release the first Metallica record in 1982 after hearing their demo. The label lead the drive of thrash metal becoming a force in music by also releasing first records by Anthrax, Testament, Overkill and more. Also known for his Crazed Management and style, we'll be talking to Jon about his history and experiences as an icon of metal. He will be live, and listeners can post questions to the interactive playlist board.


Humble Tripe
Saturday, September 27th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Humble Tripe is the musical project of Shawn Luby, who at one point walked away from music altogether. A classically-trained guitarist, Luby left performing for nearly a decade and somehow this brought him to a place where he felt he could express himself as a songwriter. His songs are deeply heartfelt, perhaps especially so, as they come from someone who has, in essence, re-discovered himself. His current collaborator, the other half of the band, is Stud Green, another musician with serious chops, and as a result they create a kind of Americana whose sound does not fit neatly into any category.


Peter Jefferies
Tuesday, September 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Throughout the 1980's and 1990's Peter Jefferies created a stunning body of work via assorted New Zealand combos like Nocturnal Projections, This Kind of Punishment and Plagal Grind, as well as collaborating with various staples of Bruce Russell from the Dead C's legendary Xpressway label. His sound blended the somber richness of John Cale with raw minimalist power amped up by the utilization of basic recording means; his first stateside release in 1990 "Last Great Challenge in a Dull World," and the 1994 "Electricity" LP have just seen vinyl reissues by DeStijl and Superior Viaduct respectively. Last September in Auckland Brian saw Peter's first show in 11 years (opening for Amanda Palmer who had been championing him again), and he was in great form; it's great thrill to have him back in the States and stopping by the show today for some live songs and an interview on the eve of his Issue Project Room show October 1st.


John Strausbaugh PLUS Joe Frank - Work in Progress: "Stories for Nothing"
Wednesday, October 1st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
John Strausbaugh is the author of the widely acclaimed history of Greenwich Village, The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues. One of Kirkus Review's Best Books of 2013, it has just been reissued in paperback. On Thursday Oct 9, Strausbaugh will celebrate the paperwork edition with a talk and book signing at Cornelia Street Cafe in the heart of the Village, at 6pm. Strausbaugh will visit Irwin's show on Weds. Oct. 1, from 5-6pm, to share colorful chronicles about the Village's heralded history.

One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. October 1st we'll air an episode entitled "Stories for Nothing," from Joe's WORK IN PROGRESS series. A travel journal with a series of stories, including vignettes of a Third World hotel with one toilet and a long line of tourists suffering dysentery; a bored housewife who walks out on her family and hitches a ride with drugged hippies; the show trial of a penny-ante cult leader; and more.


The Pink Tiles
Thursday, October 2nd, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Fresh from Melbourne, Australia come The Pink Tiles, a band whose sound is neatly encapsulated by their name: bubblegum pop with a hard edge. Today they appear on Surface Noise playing songs from their just released self-titled LP. Don't miss!


Mark Stewart
Thursday, October 2nd, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
After 35 years of un-reissued silence, the Pop Group is finally doing it! They are re releasing We Are Time as well as a new collection, Cabinet of Curiosities later this year. Diane will speak to him about the releases, the Pop Group reunited and what it means to him to be with this seminal band that made an impact on so many to come, while the band members were still in their teens.


The Kate Bush Reunion Special with special guest Zohra Atash
Thursday, October 9th, 3am - 6am
on
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
At the great expense of time, blood and money,international fans flocked to the first Kate Bush concerts in 35 years. Zohra (Azar Swan, Religious to Damn) and Julie are two of those crazy people. It'll be a belated Katemas as Zohra and Julie compare KT notes and play songs from Kate's long but relatively unproductive career. Warning:may contain non-Kate content.


Torturing Twitter with Adachi Tomomi
Friday, October 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
"Torturing Twitter" is an interactive performance by Berlin-based Japanese performer/composer/sound poet Tomomi Adachi. Singing and reciting a realtime stream of Twitter hashtags and search words Adachi will do a "destructive reading" live on the air on Miniature Minotaurs, 3-6 pm on Friday, October 10. The Twitter timeline becomes a realtime text generator and live score for the performance. Listeners will be invited to attempt to shape the performance by tweeting using a hashtag that will be announced during the show.


Dennis McNally's author of “On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom”
Saturday, October 11th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Dennis McNally's author of “On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom.”


The Gizmos
Tuesday, October 14th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

When you drop the phrase proto-punk, Bloomington, Indiana's Gizmos are synonymous with The Electric Eels, Styrenes and Rocket From the Tombs in terms of Midwest-bred, Creem-magazing-reading, Stooge-oid worshipping innovation. Now, the original 1976 Gizmos are coming to the East Coast following their return to the Midwest in June and an upcoming appearance at Gonerfest in Memphis. Founders Ken Highland and Eddie Flowers will bring the Gizmos experience to New York City on October 11 and Boston on October 12, and laying it down at WFMU on the 14th for Brian's show. As an added bonus, Flowers (who's also been active in chronicling great underground rock through the years via his Slippytown site, Gulcher Record label, writing, and his L.A. band Crawlspace) is gonna reprise his WIUS Bloomington radio show "Divine Decadence" with Ken and transport everybody back to 1974 with some obscuro heavy jams!


Pat Dinizio
Thursday, October 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Vocalist for NJ's own Smithereens, has a very distinctive voice that has set the band apart. We will talk to him about past and current Smithereens dealings, just prior to their appearance that following Saturday at the Chiller Expo in Parsippany NJ. He will be live, and listeners can post questions to the interactive playlist board.


Singles Going Steady: Punk & New Wave Special
Friday, October 24th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
They said it couldn't be done. Or at least they said Kurt couldn't do it without messing it up. And indeed he hasn't done it yet. Tune in to Miniature Minotaurs on from 3 to 6 pm on Friday, Oct. 24 to see if Kurt can hold true to his word and play three hours of vintage anti-hippie vinyl.


Deke Dickerson
Saturday, October 25th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley chats with noted author, mind blowing guitarist, crack song writer, road warrior and member of show business Deke Dickerson about his career and new collaborative album "Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits" (released October 7) and tour (which brings the super group to Brooklyn's Bell House 10/31).


Miniature Minotaurs Halloween Special
Friday, October 31st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
What's scarier than classical and classic rock?



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