Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: March 28th at 5:52 PM

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Bullpen Betty's Opening Day Preview
Tuesday, March 28th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
Yeah Jeets! The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today™ welcome special guest and regular MLB correspondent Bullpen Betty to the studio for a special Opening Day Preview and celebration of the new season!


Benjamin Wallfisch
Tuesday, March 28th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

British-born/Hollywood-based Benjamin Wallfisch guests on Morricone Island to discuss and listen to his most recent creepy score for Gore Verbinski's psychological horror thriller "A Cure For Wellness," the soundtrack for which has been released on 180g pearlescent white vinyl by Milan Records. Benjamin was jointly nominated this year by the Golden Globes with co-composers Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams for their score to "Hidden Figures." His soundtrack career began in 2004 scoring Dogme-95 co-founder Thomas Vinterberg's "Dear Wendy," written by Lars Von Trier.


Richard McGraw
Tuesday, March 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

The album "How To Suffer" by Richard McGraw was a favorite of Irene's this past year. McGraw's music is lushly orchestrated, capturing just the tiniest wink of his eye, with mournful tunes on such subjects as the loss of love, youth, comfort, joy and, ultimately, life. Richard McGraw performs some of those tunes live with his band on WFMU.


Filmmaker Tyler Hubby
Thursday, March 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Filmmaker Tyler Hubby comes to WFMU's studio A for a discussion with Fabio on the premier of his new film documentary TONY CONRAD: COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT. Tyler will discuss his film about Conrad, who was a pioneering musician of early Minimalism, a direct catalyst to the formation of The Velvet Underground, an experimental filmmaker, an educator, a performer, a public TV activist, an artist... the film premiers March 31st @ Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan.


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.


Dave Davies PLUS Cut Worms
Saturday, April 1st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Dave Davies, the legendary guitar player of The Kinks, joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd for a pint or two of Guiness and some no doubt insightful conversation. Dave's influence on genres ranging from garage rock to heavy metal is incalculable. He wrote and sang great songs with Kinks such as "Death Of A Clown" and "Love Me Till The Sun Shines" and has been a successful solo artist for many years. Dave's new album is entitled Open Road and he is touring in support of it. He will be performing at City Winery on April 12th.

Cut Worms released one of 2016's most indelible 45's, the pop masterpiece "Don't Want To Say Good-bye". Head honcho Max Clarke joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to perform songs in advance of Cut Worms show at Monty Hall on Friday April 7th which also features Miriam and Nobody's Babies and Saint Pè.


Pakistani Singer Sanam Marvi's Stirring Sufi Songcraft
Saturday, April 1st, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Pakistani singer Sanam Marvi is bringing new light to a beloved South Asian repertoire of mystical Sufi poetry and qawwali music, as well as folk songs and more. She'll be in town to talk music and culture - and perform a bit too - at the Asia Society on Wednesday April 5th, and for a full-on concert at the BAM Opera House on Thursday April 6th. But first, Sanam Marvi and her ensemble join us on the WFMU airwaves!


Haram
Sunday, April 2nd, 5pm - 8pm
on Hello Children with Faye

NYC's #1 Arabic-language hardcore band brings you all-powerful punk from the silt-gilded pages of the Toxic State catalog. Haram rages against oppression, racism, & discrimination by wielding the spiky flail of punk. But Haram is way more than just a cultural artifact, they're a damn good band. A bit of influence from Euro hardcore + a big dose of NYC grit. Don't miss it, creeps.


Juvie
Monday, April 3rd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

These Minneapolis maniacs deliver maximum R&G (yes, rhythm and glam!) with a healthy dose of Mad magazine flexi influence. Check out their debut album, "You Ain't Gonna Rock And Roll No More."


Uniform
Tuesday, April 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Uniform is the NYC duo of Michael Berdan and Ben Greenberg, whose latest release "Wake In Fright" raises their game as dealers of riff-mongering, relentless jackhammer destruction. Equal parts Big Black, Slayer, Young Gods, Killing Joke and more, the band appeared at Brian's Monty Hall showcase gig a couple years back with Obnox and The Wilful Boys, where witnesses watched them lay waste to the room with simple aggro vox, guitar, and programming. This new release on Sacred Bones is by far one of the most punishing records to come out of NYC in a while and we are excited to unleash them onto the airwaves today.


Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon" Live Score Producer Joseph Berger and Transcriber Frank Cogliano
Tuesday, April 4th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Producer Joseph Berger and transcriber Frank Cogliano join Devon to discuss their upcoming world premiere screening of Stanley Kubrick's " Barry Lyndon" with live score by a 50-piece chamber orchestra conducted by Ryan McAdams on Saturday, April 8th at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre in collaboration with Wordless Music and Warner Bros. Pictures. Much has been written about the cinematography and production design of "Barry Lyndon" but very little about its Oscar-winning soundtrack with Leonard Rosenman interpretations of Schubert, Handel, Bach and Mozart and traditional Irish folk songs recorded by The Chieftains. The orchestra will include piano trio, male vocalist, fife, drum corps and six-piece Irish folk band.


Joe Frank - "Emptiness"
Wednesday, April 5th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. April 5th, we'll present "Emptiness" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. In a phone conversation with Joe, Larry, whose acting career is foundering, dreams of escaping from New York to Los Angeles. He explains to Joe why he envies the comradeship of gay Broadway dancers he sees in line at a credit union. In another phone chat, Debi explains to Joe why she can't get comfortable with her boyfriend Malcolm, a talented musician who, despite financial setbacks, is always brimming with affection and optimism. Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield explains his own troubled family background.


Louie Louie Palooza
Wednesday, April 5th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
In advance of International Louie Louie Day, we honor the most recorded rock song of all time with three solid hours of covers from around the world.


Keith Colley
Saturday, April 8th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Keith Colley who spent the most of the 1960's in L.A. writing 700+ songs and garnering covers by Rick Nelson, Gary Lewis, Gene Vincent, Tom Jones, Skeeter Davis, The Newbeats, The Knickerbockers, Jackie DeShanon, The American Breed, The Browns, Gene McDaniels, Ray Baretto, Keely Smith, Pat Boone, Glen Campbell, Bobby Vee and Gary Puckett & the Union Gap just to name a few.


Mark Eitzel
Saturday, April 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Mark Eitzel hangs out with Todd-O-Phonic Todd. Mark is touring with Howe Gelb in support of his great new Merge album, "Hey Mr. Ferryman". The former frontman of American Music Club will play a few songs, shoot the breeze and discuss the time Todd and Scott McCaughey took him to see Johnny Z. and The Camaros at The Gold Dust Saloon.


Samantha Fish
Monday, April 10th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Jersey City meets Kansas City. This blues guitarist has made a name for herself shredding at blues festivals all over the world. Her next move was to go to Detroit and make a soul record with Bobby Harlow from The Go. Tune in to hear how it turned out!


Vinnie Favale on the 3rd Annual Asbury Park Music & Film Festival
Tuesday, April 11th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Vinnie Favale of the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival (and VP of CBS Late Night Programming) joins Devon in the studio to discuss the Festival's third year on April 20-23 in Asbury Park, NJ. The Festival kicks off in the Paramount Theater with an ultra rare performance by Daniel Johnston & Summer Moon (feat. members of The Strokes and Janes Addiction) after a screening of "The Devil & Daniel Johnston." Other highlights include a screening with Q&A and all-star jam of "Just Before The Dawn" (a documentary on the Upstage Club where Springsteen met future E Street Band members) and performances by Me First & The Gimmie Gimmies, Robert Randolph and Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, amongst others. The finale includes a performance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Paramount Theater. Go to apmff.com for the schedule and tickets.


Ides
Wednesday, April 12th, Midnight - 3am
on
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
Wm. Berger's My Castle of Quiet is excited to present NJ's IDES, a great hard-punk band making their second live visit to The Castle, this time debuting their new full length "Born To Run In Place."


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #14 - Ultimate Spinach
Wednesday, April 12th, 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 alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On April 12th, we'll hear Ian Bruce-Douglas, leader of the baroque-psyche band Ultimate Spinach, and Alan Lorber, the band's producer. With titles like "Ballad of the Hip Death Goddess" and "Mind Flowers," Ultimate Spinach was one of the hippie-est bands ever. But Bruce-Douglas brought 11 years of classical training into the studio, and echoes of Bach, Mozart, and Gregorian chants reverberate thru the recordings. Bruce-Douglas and Lorber devote one section of the Music Factory to explaining the production process behind the song "Pamela," passage by passage. This program originally aired in early 1968. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


Trouble Boys PLUS Cheap Fur
Saturday, April 15th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
It's double trouble when two kick-ass rock'n'roll combos from Austin join forces with Todd-O-Phonic Todd. Trouble Boys bring their "street rock" to Montgomery Street! They are celebrating the release of their six song EP on Sweetheart Records. Cheap Fur's bad boy bovver boogie will be sure to delight rock'n'roll fans of all ages. Get loose with Trouble Boys and Cheap Fur (as well as Dirty Fences and Bob Mann & The Rolling Thunder) at Diviera Drive in Brooklyn later that evening!


Moral Panic
Monday, April 17th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

No it's not a new show description for Three Chord Monte but a fantastic new punk rock band from Brooklyn, rising out of the still-smoldering cinders of the sorely missed Livids. Debut self-titled LP just released on Slovenly Records.


Lithics
Tuesday, April 18th, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Heads-up to fans of Delta 5, the Bush Tetras, and disaffected lady vocals: Lithics are coming to town from Portland, Oregon. Angular, herky-jerky post-punk for you head-boppers, the band's album "Borrowed Floors" was one of Liz's faves from last year. Catch them live at Alphaville in Brooklyn on April 16th and don't miss their set on WFMU!


Kevin Bergeron of Waxwork Records
Tuesday, April 18th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Waxwork Records' Kevin Bergeron (aka Kevin Dredge of New Orlean horror rockers She's Still Dead) joins Devon to discuss and listen to some of the NOLA-based classic and cult cinema, horror and sci-fi vinyl soundtrack label's catalog and upcoming releases. With co-owner Suzy Soto, Kevin has released an awe-inspiring number of records in the label's first four years, many on vinyl for the first time ever or from masters considered lost for decades, including "Phase IV," "Salem's Lot," "Rosemary's Baby," "Taxi Driver," "C.H.U.D.," "The Warriors," "Altered States," "The Howling," Popol Vuh's "Nosferatu" and namesake of the radio show's "The Thing." Announced upcoming 180g colored vinyl releases (with insane packaging) include Joe Loduca's "Evil Dead 2," Pino Dinaggio's "Don't Look Now" and Jennifer Kent's "The Babadook."


Steven McDonald of Redd Kross PLUS Louie Louie
Saturday, April 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Steven McDonald of Redd Kross joins the ever-growing Todd-O-Phonic Todd Cavalcade Of Stars! Todd and Steven will discuss the fascinating history of this amazing band. Steven will also spin a set of his favorite music. Redd Kross hits the road April 15th and will be appearing at Bowery Ballroom on May 4th. They will also be performing at Burger Boogaloo in Oakland on July 4th weekend.

Louie Louie is a band worthy of their name! These 4 Philly gals have just released their stunning debut album "Friend Of A Stranger" on Born Losers Records. Hear what all the fuss is about when they perform live on The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show.


Leo Bud Welch
Monday, April 24th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The world's foremost gospel blues lumberjack comes to WFMU to play music and discuss his incredible career as part of the legendary fat Possum/Big Legal Mess blues scene in Mississippi. Leo is the subject of a new documentary "Late Blossom Blues: The Journey of Leo Bud Welch" which will be screened in Asbury Park NJ on April 20.


Atlantic Thrills PLUS Baby Shakes - Live at the WFMU Record Fair
Saturday, April 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Atlantic Thrills and Baby Shakes rock The Brooklyn Expo Center live from The WFMU Record Fair. For those whose spouses won't let them attend record fairs, check out all the action on the radio. Rhode Island's high energy Atlantic Thrills are part of the Almost Ready anniversary shows happening Saturday and Sunday at Union Pool and Shea Stadium. Baby Shakes wonderful third album, Turn It Up, will be out this spring. Be sure and catch Baby Shakes at Monty Hall on Friday May 19th with Derv Gordon (of The Equals) and So What.



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