Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Tom Wilson's Music Factory #15 - Orpheus
Wednesday, April 26th, 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 26th, we'll hear Bruce Arnold, leader of the Boston-based soft-rock band Orpheus, and Alan Lorber, the band's producer and arranger. Lorber was the svengali behind the late 1960s "Bosstown Sound," which was an east coast counterpart to the San Francisco psych scene. Lorber and Arnold devote part of this Music Factory episode to illustrating the production and arranging process behind the Orpheus song "I've Never Seen Love Like This." This program originally aired in early 1968. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


The Mitchell Quartet
Tuesday, April 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

NYC-based guitarist, composer, singer Robert Mitchell has traveled the world with his melodic music and says he remains ready for more. Mitchell's playing has a cinematic feel, not surprising since he's worked a bit in film scoring, with generous doses of jazz-laiden acoustic improv. Joining Robert are members of e'fessioux, who performed their own great set on Irene's show in January. The Mitchell Quartet plays live on WFMU.


Sampling the Seattle Mariners' finest spicy toasted grasshoppers
Tuesday, April 25th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today™ continue their hard-hitting investigative series on Ballpark Food by tasting the spicy toasted grasshoppers served at the Seattle Mariners' games, and then interviewing Steve Dominguez, general manager of concessions at Safeco Field. We have so many questions! First: Why? And second, what kind of beer does one serve with toasted grasshopper? We eat grasshoppers so you don't have to! On Sportsy Talk.


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.


Reggae Day on Surface Noise
Monday, April 24th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Long-time volunteer and avid record collector Bill Domanico drops by Surface Noise for an extended Single File featuring nothing but reggae 45s from the early-to-mid 70s. Expect appearances by folks like Delroy Wilson, the Heptones, Sugar Minott, King Tubby, and more!


Sounds of Kolachi: Rock meets Pakistani Roots
Saturday, April 22nd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

They've been called "one of the more exciting music acts to emerge from the Pakistani music scene" by Pakistan's Dawn Magazine - and they're playing live on our show this Saturday! Led by musical visionary Ahsan Bari, Sounds of Kolachi deftly mixes raga with western harmony; counterpoint with South Asian melodic lines; rock instrumentation with sitar and bowed sarangi. Thanks to the US State Dept's Center Stage cultural exchange program, Sounds of Kolachi toured the US for the first time this spring, celebrating the release of debut album Elhaam. We're thrilled to host their Garden State debut!


Steven McDonald of Redd Kross
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.


Lord Lewis the Velvet Knight
Thursday, April 20th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange welcomes Lord Lewis the Velvet Knight. a veteran radio DJ and record collector who has been on the air at WESU 88.1 FM (Wesleyan University’s radio station) since 2002 hosting the Rumpus Room. The Rumpus Room is a specialty show that is unique for its deep musical selection and being the longest running radio show in Connecticut to primarily play underground vintage and contemporary funk, soul, jazz, reggae, dub, and afro and latin rare grooves.


Surfer Blood PLUS Terry Malts PLUS Business Of Dreams
Wednesday, April 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
It's a live band tripleheader on The Evan "Funk" Davies show Wednesday night, April 19th!

ONE: Surfer Blood! They're currently on tour after releasing their fourth album, Snowdonia - their first since the death of original guitarist Thomas Fekete [rhymes with "spaghetti"] last year from a rare form of cancer. They bring their partly-sunny catchy pop to the WFMU studios ahead of their appearance at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Thursday the 20th.

TWO: Slumberland recording artists Terry Malts return to The Evan "Funk" Davies Show! They'll keep the guitar-driven good times going with songs that might leave you imagining what would have happened if The dB's had gone more post-punk or Joy Division had been more power-poppy. Terry Malts are touring the US, and they play the Mercury Lounge on Saturday the 15th.

THREE: Business Of Dreams is the name Malts mainstay Corey Cunningham recorded under for his new solo album. The pop is a little darker, with some synthesizers added to the mix that OMD fans will particularly appreciate. Business Of Dreams is conveniently opening for Terry Malts on their current tour.

Don't miss these three great live sets beginning at 9pm Wednesday, April 19, on WFMU!


Joe Frank - "Caged Heart"
Wednesday, April 19th, 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 19th, we'll present "Caged Heart" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. On a bike ride in Seattle where he's performing in a play, Larry imagines abandoning the theater to find happiness working as a railroad laborer. We hear Joe Franks across America tell their stories. An old man recites a Psalm and discusses what he doesn't know about God. And Debi tells what happened with the handsome man who was addicted to women.


John Zorn
Wednesday, April 19th, 3pm - 5pm
on
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The composer/producer/performer live in conversation for two hours with host David Weinstein reminiscing and prognosticating on Heaven, Hell, the Moon, the Stone, and of course music, all illuminated by tracks selected by the prolific and uncompromising master.


Kevin Bergeron of Waxwork Records, 2 Hours as Devon Covers for Bethany
Tuesday, April 18th, 7pm - 9pm
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."


Little League hero Daniel Franko
Tuesday, April 18th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today™ interview Daniel Franko, the 10-year-old who named his Little League team "The Illuminati." So many questions for that kid! All the answers coming up, on Sportsy Talk.


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!


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.


Hicham El Kebbaj on the Gnaoua World Music Festival in Essauoira, Morocco
Saturday, April 15th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

For generations the Gnawa people, descendents of Sub-Saharan Africans, faced discrimination in Morocco. And their rich musical traditions were neglected. The smashing success of the Gnaoua World Music Festival in the beautiful Atlantic coast city of Essauoira has helped change that. This year's 20th annual festival takes place from June 29th to July 1st. Hicham El Kebbaj, one of the festival producers, joins us this week to talk about the festival and the music.


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!


John Schnall’s Midnight Matinee returns to the airwaves
Saturday, April 15th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
At the stroke of midnight as April 14 turns into tax-day, the Inflatable Squirrel Carcass welcomes John Schnall back to the airwaves. John will be presenting a brand new Midnight Matinee for your edification. This episode will feature the film Moe Mento, documenting the short-term memory loss that is a direct result of being hit on the head with a hammer, gouged in the eye, slapped in the cranial area and otherwise Stooge-handled. Featuring extensive research from the NYU College of Konks Squared (aka NYUCK NYUCK).


Gospel of Mars
Thursday, April 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Gospel of Mars is a three piece band from Brooklyn. They make music that has the ability to sonically tap into your cerebral cortex. Tune in to Strength through Failure with Fabio on April 13, 3-6pm to hear YOUR mind give in!


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.


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."


Viking Moses and Hamish Hawk
Tuesday, April 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Irene Trudel's show
For many years Baltimore-based Viking Moses (aka Brendan Massei) has been releasing lyrical songs performed with gruffly delicate vocals, accompanied by various configurations of solo rhythmic electric guitar, simple piano or a full band. Viking Moses has also championed a number of Scottish musicians. Hamish Hawk is his latest find, and they've been touring the US together. Edingurgh-based Hawk's solo shows are described as "a colourful and confident display of wit, charm and sensitivity as a songwriter-- A natural storyteller. Schedules being what they are, a WFMU session didn't work out with the duo while they were in the NYC area, so they recorded a special set in Brendan's home studio. Viking Moses and Hamish Hawk "perform" for Irene's show tonight.


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.


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!


"The Airwaves Belong to the People!" - A Tribute to David Peel
Saturday, April 8th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday, Pat pays tribute to the radical, free-thinking, non apologetic, yippie, three chord rocking, self-proclaimed "King of Punk". David Peel was so much a part of the counterculture alternative fabric of New York City that the quilt now has a huge hole in it. Hear Pat pay tribute to his late friend by sharing some personal recorded moments from him, great tracks from his numerous records, stories, and maybe even some thoughts from his many friends and collaborators. As Mr. Peel often signed off with: "Rock N Roll forever, and forever Rock n' Roll!".


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Gershwin Brothers (Lane Steinberg & Dave Foster)
Tuesday, April 4th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Irene Trudel's show
As Lane Steinberg describes their fateful meeting, "Dave Foster and I first met in 2015 when we did the Beach Boys' 'Wild Honey' album with Murderers' Row, a musical collective we're a part of. We started bouncing around song ideas and found we had a good collaborative relationship. Our pal and colleague, Erica Smith, dubbed us the Gershwin Brothers and the name stuck. Steinberg has several underappreciated albums to his credit, the most recent being another pop gem, 8X8's "Infloresence." Foster is a longtime member of Bubble, and contributes sweet Beatlesque guitar riffs to many friends' collaborations. The Gershwin Brothers will be joined by members of Murderers' Row to premiere some of the songs that will be on an upcoming album.


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.


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.


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."


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.


Sleaford Mods
Sunday, April 2nd, 3am - 6am
on Spin Age Blasters

The duo of Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn chat with WFMU on the night of their return to NYC with a gig at Warsaw.Their latest release English Tapas is out now on Rough Trade.


Sharkmuffin
Saturday, April 1st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday, Pat welcome's the opti-mystic glam-grunge trio, Sharkmuffin to studio B for a special live session. The band will be hitting the road this May and have a new record on the way. Pat also celebrates the 100th episode of Prove It All Night!


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


Dave welcomes comedian Hal Sparks and musical guest Bright Brown
Monday, March 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes comedian/actor Hal Sparks, writer/director Anthony Fisher (Sidewalk Traffic) and musical guest Bright Brown to Studio A for extreme radio heat and then also snacks probably.


AWOTT
Monday, March 27th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Scott welcomes Russian revolutionary avant dancepunks AWOTT for their second WFMU visit. Formerly Asian Women on the Telephone, the core duo of Max and Nastia bring their drums, electronics and saxophone back to the radio following a brief US tour with the Pussy Riot Theatre group.


Deniz Tek
Monday, March 27th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The Radio Birdman co-founder/Navy fighter pilot/ER surgeon returns to the WFMU airwaves to discuss his incredible career, the latest installments of which include a new record with James Williamson of the Stooges and his first NYC show in three years coming up April 1 at Bowery Electric.


Joan Shelley
Monday, March 27th, Midnight - 3am
on
The Avant Ghetto with Jeff Conklin
On Monday’s edition of The Avant Ghetto, Jeff Conklin will air an in-studio performance from Kentucky singer songwriter and guitarist Joan Shelley.

Fresh off a string of shows opening for Wilco, Shelley and guitarist Nathan Salsburg laid down five easy pieces in Studio B, three of which feature on her upcoming self-titled album on No Quarter Records. Before her new record’s release on May 5, Shelley will embark on a tour opening for Richard Thompson.

Tune in Sunday at Midnight (9pm PST) to hear this special performance.


Radio great, Dennis McNamara
Saturday, March 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
This Saturday night, Pat welcomes radio great Dennis McNamara on the show to talk about his history and crazy stories in radio as well as the upcoming documentary film: "Dare To Be Different" which hits Tribeca Film Festival this April. Denis McNamara played an important part in music radio influencing the careers of musicians around the world. He is an award winning programmer and a personality for Long Island stations WLIR and WDRE. In 1982, WLIR couldn’t compete with the megastations in Manhattan so McNamara urged the station’s owner, Elton Spitzer to change formats, to provide listeners with the “new music” becoming popular in Europe which was risky and cutting edge, and not available anywhere else in America at the time. Some wanted a more commercial adult contemporary sound but McNamara urged his boss to "Dare To Be Different". After Spitzer accepted the challenge, McNamara led WLIR to greatness by introducing America to European groups such as U-2, The Police, The Clash, The Cure, Simple Minds and Depeche Mode and championing American artists such as Joan Jett, Talking Heads, The Ramones and Blondie. Listen in for a fun chat and maybe even a round or two of "Hit the post"!


Phil Rudd (AC/DC) PLUS The Molochs
Saturday, March 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd talks with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about the 1970's Australian rock scene, his time spent looking at Angus Young's shorts and his less than infrequent brushes with the law. Not to mention his new album, perhaps aptly titled "Head Job".

The Molochs have just released their stunning Innovative Leisure debut, America's Velvet Glory. There are flashes of 60s garage rock—like the Sunset Strip ’66 stormer “No More Cryin’” or the “Little Black Egg”-style heartwarmer-slash-breaker “The One I Love”—but like one of Foster’s and Fitzsimons’ favorites the Jacobites, the Molochs are taking the past apart, not trying to recreate it. The Molochs appear live on Todd-O-Phonic Todd's show Saturday 3/25 and later that evening at Union Pool. They will also be at Berlin (2nd St. and Ave. A in Manhattan) Monday 3/27 through Wednesday 3/29.


Chuck Berry Tribute Show
Thursday, March 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Join Dave and other WFMU air personalities for an evening of wall-to-wall Chuck Berry.


Author Robyn C Spencer
Thursday, March 23rd, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Her new book 'The Revolution has Come' narrates "the untold history of the Black Panther Party from the inside out." A wonderful storyteller, Spencer shines a light on both the incredible promise of the Panther programs and the overwhelming, coordinated repression of the government programs designed to destroy them. Equally revealing, she shows that the Panthers’ organizational reaction to this repression contributed to their demise. Most important, Spencer threads the voices of Panther women, showing how their critical leadership, skills, and creativity sustained the organization. - Judy Richardson, coeditor of Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC.


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #13 - The Lovin' Spoonful
Wednesday, March 22nd, 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 Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern). On March 22nd, we'll hear Wilson interview Jerry Yester and Joe Butler of the Lovin' Spoonful. In between chatter, Wilson spins platters by the Spoonful, James Cotton, Astrud Gilberto, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and Tim Hardin. This program originally aired in early 1968. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


Stephen Karl and Handsome Animals + Darlin Darlin
Tuesday, March 21st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Irene Trudel's show
You might've heard of guitarist Stephen Griesbraber from his previous musical endeavor, the dreamlike all-instrumental ensemble Redhooker. Now he's turned to writing and vocalizing with his latest band project, Stephen Karl and Handsome Animals. It's an exploration of American songwriting in the tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, and Bruce Springsteen. Stephen Karl and Handsome Animals play live. Also joining Irene is Darlin Darlin. They describe themselves as "the heart-break love child of Jo LG Parnell." Jo's solo project, once known as Wayward Daughter, blossomed into a ballad-driven country band once she teamed up with multi-instrumentalist and composer, Brett Parnell. Darlin Darlin is on a bill with Stephen Karl and Handsome Animals and also play on WFMU.


Dungen
Tuesday, March 21st, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Stockholm's Dungen joins Devon to discuss their latest album Häxan and current tour in support with select film screenings of German animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger's 1926 The Adventures of Prince Achmed, accompanied by the Swedish quartet's original psych/prog/folk live score. Prince Achmed is the oldest known surviving animated feature length film, pre-dating Disney's Snow White by more than a decade. Released on Black Friday Record Store Day Nov. 2016, Häxan is Dungen's first all-instrumental album. The U.S. of the tour leg ends Tuesday, March 21st at The Getty Museum in Los Angeles before the band heads back to Europe for more dates.


Esperanto: The language, the movement, the music!
Tuesday, March 21st, 4pm - 7pm
on
Continental Subway with David Dichelle (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Beginning at 5pm: Everything you may (or may not) have ever wanted to know about the international language, the people who speak it, and the music they make, in an interview with Esperantist David Mamsch. Before that, from 4 – 5pm, an international cover tribute to Chuck Berry.


Tartu Popi ja Roki Instituut
Monday, March 20th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Hailing from the Estonian city of Tartu, Tartu Popi ja Roki Instituut (The Tartu Pop and Rock Institute) has made a name for themselves with their eclectic collision of pop, folk, and psychedelic sounds. They are currently on their second visit to the U.S. and are just about to release their 4th album, Music of the Spheres. Today on Surface Noise we'll hear an exclusive live session recorded for the show.


WFMU's 2017 Marathon Finale with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia, MC'ed by Ken, with DJ Joe Belock, MC Monica
Sunday, March 19th, 7pm - 12:30am
on Marathon Finale
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
WFMU closes out our 2017 Marathon with the highly entertaining, and somewhat embarrassing spectacle of live band karaoke featuring the station's house band, the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia, and your favorite DJs belting out their versions of the hits. It's an annual tradition and also the reason none of us can ever run for public office. Don't miss it!


Bill Kelly with his co-host Dan Bodah
Sunday, March 19th, 3pm - 5pm
on
Teenage Wasteland with Bill Kelly

Glen Jones & X-Ray Burns: Last Day of Marathon 2017
Sunday, March 19th, Noon - 3pm
on
The Glen Jones Radio Programme

Jeff Sarge with his co-host Steve K.
Sunday, March 19th, 9am - Noon
on
Reggae Schoolroom with Jeff Sarge

Nate K. with his co-host Paul B.
Sunday, March 19th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.

Creamo Coyl with his co-host Marcel
Sunday, March 19th, 3am - 6am
on
Spin Age Blasters

Joel St. Germain with his co-host Thomas
Sunday, March 19th, Midnight - 3am
on
Rolling Motion with Joel St. Germain

Pat Byrne's Special Marathon Show with co-host Faye and special guest David Rees who will write custom songs for pledges!
Saturday, March 18th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Week 2 for the Prove It All Night marathon show pairs Pat and co-host Faye up with returning guest and pencil sharpening expert, David Rees! David will be writing personalized songs for pledges of $120 or more! (That's 10 bucks a month, folks!) Pledgers looking for a custom song should have 3 facts about themselves ready for Mr. Rees to turn into a thing of beauty. Don't miss out because you will never forget this and will never have this opportunity again! You can also watch the madness through the magic of live video on the WFMU homepage as well as Pat's playlist page. Also, be prepared for a surprise guest or two... PLEDGE!!!


Rob Weisberg with his co-host Trouble
Saturday, March 18th, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Yo La Tengo murders the classics yet again!
Saturday, March 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Tune into the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show on Saturday March 18th from 3-6 p.m. to hear Yo La Tengo play YOUR request during the 2017 WFMU Fundraising Marathon! Against any logic or sanity, the tradition continues! As always, Gaylord will be kidnapped earlier in the day and forced to co-host. $100 (or MORE!) buys you the opportunity to request a song of your choice as well as another year of radio happiness.


Rex with his co-host Spazz
Saturday, March 18th, 1pm - 3pm
on
Fool's Paradise with Rex

Michael Shelley with his co-host Evan D.
Saturday, March 18th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show

Bob Brainen with his co-host Mayuko
Saturday, March 18th, 9am - 11am
on
Bob Brainen's show

Jeffrey Davison with his co-host Jeff Conklin
Saturday, March 18th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison

Carol with her co-host Joe Belock
Saturday, March 18th, 3am - 6am
on
Serious Moonlight Sonatas with Carol

Rich Hazelton with co-host Daniel Blumin
Saturday, March 18th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Daniel Blumin with his co-host Dan Bodah
Friday, March 17th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show

Mr. Fine Wine with his co-host Becky B.
Friday, March 17th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine

Billy Jam with his co-host $mall ¢hange
Friday, March 17th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam

Frangry and Michele with their co-host Ken
Friday, March 17th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Shut Up, Weirdo with Frangry and Michele

Sheila B. with her co-host Jesse J.
Friday, March 17th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

Bryce with his co-host Donna
Friday, March 17th, Noon - 3pm
on
Bryce's show

Marty McSorley with his co-host Liz B.
Friday, March 17th, 9am - Noon
on
Marty McSorley's show

Matt Warwick and his cohost Lou Z
Friday, March 17th, 6am - 9am
on
The WoofMoo Morning Show


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