Programs on WFMU
Last updated: September 4th at 2:00 PM
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Saturday, September 5th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Soul music legend Mable John who was the first female artist signed to Motown's Tamla label, then recorded for Stax Records and worked as the director for Ray Charles' backup singers, The Raelettes, for more than 12 years. She'll be making a rare public appearance at The Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans in October 2nd!
Saturday, September 5th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Dirty Fences from New York City sling ‘70s street-level punk rock & roll. Tommy Ramone beat. Harmonies. Tons of vocals. From fast slasher power pop tunes to country ballads to Eddie Cochran style parentsjustdontunderstand sex rock and roll, they know their stuff and have a lot of fun with it." Do they ever! Shortly after this appearance The Dirty Fences will embark on a national tour in support of their great new album on Slovenly, "Full Tramp."
Masterpiece Theatre: Melvins
Monday, September 7th, 9am - Noon
on Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
A completely classy retrospective on the music of Hollywood heavy weirdos the Melvins. Turning back the pages to their Golden Era (1983 - 2005), this program will feature deep cuts, rare songs and incredible live performances curated by resident Melvins expert Chris M. There will also be a jellybean-counting contest to determine who will be the next bass player in the band.
Monday, September 7th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
As amazing as their landmark 2014 single "Day at the Beach" was, these Providence, Rhode Island garage punkers managed to exceed the sky-high expectations with their 2015 debut full-length self-titled release on Almost Ready Records. After playing Shea Stadium on Sept 4, they make their long-awaited return to the WFMU studios!
Heather McIntosh (Z For Zachariah/Compliance)
Tuesday, September 8th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Morricone Island welcomes Heather McIntosh, composer of director Craig Zobel's "Z For Zachariah," the follow up to his 2012 critically-acclaimed "Compliance." Heather is the house cellist for the Elephant 6 Collective playing and recording with the likes of The Olivia Tremor Control, of Montreal, Elf Power, Circulatory System, Apples in Stereo and The Ladybug Transistor. She has extended her multi-instrumental talents outside of Athens with Kevin Ayers, Linda Perhacs, Faust, Animal Collective, Cat Power, Superchunk, M Ward, St. Vincent, Azure Ray, Icy Demons, Bright Eyes, Gnarls Barkley and Lil Wayne. The soundtrack was released by Varese Sarabande on September 4th.
Tuesday, September 8th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show
Leaning heavily on mysteries of nature and the moon, Johanna Warren creates music as lovely as her multi-octave voice. Warren writes simply and deep, using minimalist percussion and flute to embellish her emotional unravelings in song. Johanna Warren's second solo is titled "nūmūn" in tribute to the celestial body, and she plays some of those songs live on Irene's show. (Pronounciations: first name="jo-HA-nah, nūmūn=New Moon)
Wednesday, September 9th, Noon - 3pm
on Duane Train
Tamaryn is a vocalist originally from New Zealand and now living in NYC. Her neo Shoegaze debut album "The Waves" was released in 2010 on Mexican Summer to critical acclaim. On her brand new third release "CraneKiss," Tamaryn expands on her neo-gaze sound by letting her ethereal vocals sit at the forefront with the guitar haze being accentuated by icy programmed beats. Tamaryn and her band will be performing live.
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages
Wednesday, September 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid
Longtime station favorite Barrence Whitfield & the Savages perform a smokin' live set on Irwin's program, Weds. Sept. 9th at 4pm. Irwin and Barrence have been friends since 1975 when young Barry, then living in East Orange, was singing Gentle Giant songs in prog-rock bands. Whitfield's 13th album, "Under the Savage Sky," is on Bloodshot Records. After his WFMU set, Barrence and the boys head over to Brooklyn's Bell House to wreak havoc.
JM Van Eaton
Thursday, September 10th, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
A crucial element to the Sun Records sound was former Little Green Man, JM Van Eaton, who manned the house drum kit behind hundreds of sessions, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Billy Lee Riley, Charlie Rich, Warren Smith, Onie Wheeler, Barbara Pittman, Sonny Burgess, Hayden Thompson, Narvel Felts and many, many more. Tune in as JM Van Eaton (in anticipation of his debut performance at this year's Ponderosa Stomp) spills the dirt on the reverb-drenched secrets behind the studio doors of 706 Union Avenue!
Put The Needle On The Final Summer Series Show
Friday, September 11th, 3pm - 6pm
on Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the final episode in the extended 3 hour Friday afternoon summer series of WFMU's Put The Needle on the Record, DJs ALF, ADA, and Loop Skywalker will present a special tag team WFMU exclusive hip-hop megamix, political rappers Chuck D, Paris, and Boots Riley of the Coup will be interviewed by Billy Jam with Paris premiering more tracks from his new album "Pistol Politics" that will be released that same day, Irish correspondent to the show Ray Wingnut will interview unique Irish rapper Tommy KD, and Kimzilla will present a report on Burning Man.
Saturday, September 12th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes the recently reformed queens of punk/garage/rock/paisley underground, The Pandoras for a live set! In town for gigs at 9/12 at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall and at WFMU's Monty Hall 9/13!
Ric Flair PLUS Irma Thomas
Saturday, September 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes two very special guests to his program on Saturday September 12th. Sixteen time World Champion Pro Wrestler, "The Nature Boy" himself, Ric Flair will be making what is sure to be a memorable appearance. To be the best you've got to interview the best! We will discuss Ric's use of "The Wanderer", the origination of "WHOO!" and many other important topics. Mr. Flair will be appearing as part of Big Time Wrestling events at The Glen Falls Civic Center on 9/18 and at Bethpage High School on 9/19.
Also appearing on this program will be The Soul Queen of New Orleans, the legendary Irma Thomas. Irma's great recordings include "Breakaway", "It's Raining", "Hittin' On Nothing" and the original version of "Time Is On My Side". She will be headlining the 2015 edition of Ponderosa Stomp on Saturday October 3rd in New Orleans. Irma has had a sensational career and is still going strong today.
To the best of anyone's knowledge, this is the first time Ric Flair and Irma Thomas will be appearing together!
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