Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Allah-Las
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Garage rock, California style! They met while working at Ameoba Records and soon were creating a 21st-century riot on Sunset Strip! On tour with the Black Angels and Elephant Stone, April 8 at Webster Hall, April 10 at the Bell House and across the USA.


Lonnie Holley Month
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
April is Lonnie Holley month on This is the Modern World with Trouble. On his way to perform at the Whitney Museum as part of the "Blues for Smoke" show, Lonnie visited the WFMU studios and recorded almost 2 hours of cosmic soul. So much wonderfulness that we have to spread the love around! Tune in each Tuesday morning in April to hear never before heard live sounds from the multi-talented Lonnie Holley.


Pusha T, Fred Armisen & Marc Maron
Monday, April 8th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with rapper Pusha T, plus comedians Fred Armisen & Marc Maron! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Don Bikoff
Monday, April 8th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

After releasing a solo album, ‘Celestial Explosion’, on the little known Keyboard Records in 1968, Don Bikoff played on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour. After Bikoff's performance on the TV show, the host remarked, “That’s unusual to say the least.” Now his long-out-of-print album has been reissued on Tompkins Square. Don Bikoff, still playing strong at 65, drops by WFMU to play live on Irene's show.


Ashley Paul
Friday, April 5th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

Composer & multi-instrumentalist Ashley Paul drops by to play a mesmerizing set of solo music drawn from fragile folk forms and introspective experimental meanderings. Her one-woman arsenal includes voice, sax, guitar, various bells, bowed cymbals, warbly cassettes, etc. all adding up to songs that are patient, sparse and tense in a way quite unlike anything else. Ashley's gripping new LP Line the Clouds is out now on the REL label.


Lenny Sblendorio
Thursday, April 4th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Lenny was operations manager of NJ's Buy Our Records, one of the earliest Hardcore record labels, a member of Bedlam, George Is Dead, Priapism, Hearse, and publisher of the zine "Friends of the Deceased." He currently drums with Devilhaus. Listeners will be able to ask Lenny questions via the live interactive playlist while he spins the tunes and talks smack about the old NJ Hardcore scene!


Jenny O.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Singer/songwriter Jenny O. visits Irwin's program and performs a solo acoustic set on Wednesday April 3 at 4pm. Jenny released a five-song EP called Home in 2010, and most tracks ended up in commercials, TV soundtracks and video games, but not because they were slickly produced. Born in the New York area and transplanted to Los Angeles, Jenny just released her first full-length album, Automechanic, on her own Holy Trinity Records. She is currently on tour opening for the legendary Rodriguez, subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man.


Container
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week we have a live session and interview with Container of Providence RI. Container one of the coolest and most intense acts making techno right now, or “weird techno” as he may describe it to all us noobs, or maybe even “post-techno.” Container makes a chaotic wall of disgusting sonic layers all built over a techno beat, and it is a unique and intense listening experience. We recorded this session on Easter Sunday on a day off from a two week Northeast/Canadian/Midwest tour with Brooklyn’s Ital, and before leaving for another three week European tour right after that. Check out his new Treatment EP on Morphine Records, a follow-up to his incredible second self-titled LP on Spectrum Spools. For true freaks, not to be missed.


Your Worry List
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. wants a peek at your Worry List. What's on there? Drug-resistant bacteria? Asteroids? Getting fired? Dying bees? Let's worry together!


Lonnie Holley Month
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
April is Lonnie Holley month on This is the Modern World with Trouble. On his way to perform at the Whitney Museum as part of the "Blues for Smoke" show, Lonnie visited the WFMU studios and recorded almost 2 hours of cosmic soul. So much wonderfulness that we have to spread the love around! Tune in each Tuesday morning in April to hear never before heard live sounds from the multi-talented Lonnie Holley.


Thee Open Sex
Monday, April 1st, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Stop by to get your April thoroughly fooled by guests Thee Open Sex from Bloomington, Indiana. They're in the area for a show at Death By Audio, and their new record is fresh out on Magnetic South Recordings, which is run by one of the members with a pal from sister band Apache Dropout. After a string of deep drone worship cassettes, Thee Open Sex have discovered alchemical chants allowing them to embed bluesy garage rock into a cloudy matrix of cosmic sauerkraut and fuzz stacked deeper than Neil Young's lyrics. Lend us your ears and we will make you a believer.


Snoop Dogg (2002, 2007, 2010, 2013)
Monday, April 1st, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Snoop Dogg / Lion (Long Beach, CA) from 2002, 2007,2010, and 2013! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Stacian and Gel Set
Monday, April 1st, 2013, 9am - Noon
on
Liz Berg's show
Ladies rule April Fool's Day on Liz's show! Milwaukee-based one-woman prodigy Stacian delivers dark, synth-y melodies perfect for your next robot dance party. Stacian's 2012 release "Songs for Cadets" (Moniker Records) made it to Liz's top picks for the year, so don't miss out! Also performing will be Gel Set from Chicago, with creepy beats and even more minimal synth action.


Mavrothi Kontanis and Mild Mannered Rebel
Saturday, March 30th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Mild Mannered Rebel deftly blends instrumentation and musical influences from leader Mavrothi Kontanis' northern Greek roots with English-language lyricism. Today's semi-plugged FMU session is an early tune up for a big record release gig, celebrating the band's debut disc Ear to the Sky, at East Village nightspot Drom on Friday April 26th.


Johnny Spampinato
Saturday, March 30th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Former NRBQ guitarist and current member of The Incredible Casuals and the Spampinato Brothers, Johnny Spampinato, drops by to spin some rough mixes from the forthcoming Spampinato Brothers album and to chat about all things rock & roll!


Vinnie Stigma (Agnostic Front, Stigma, Madball)
Thursday, March 28th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Sometimes known as the godfather of New York HardCore and also owner of NYHC Tattoos, Vinnie will talk about Stigma's new release, "For Love And Glory," as well as some NY stories. This is not a full Peer Pressure segment, but we will hear some Stigma related tunes as well as some of his stated favorites during the show!


Jacco Gardner
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Jacco Gardner brings his version of baroque psych to WFMU as he wraps up his US tour with a stop in our Jersey City studios on his way to the airport. His 2012 release "Where Will You Go" was Evan's #1 single of 2012, and his new full-length album Cabinet Of Curiosities (Trouble In Mind) picks up where that left off: building on a '60s sensibility that will be pleasantly recognizable to fans of Curt Boettcher or Billy Nicholls as well as more recent acts like the Black Angels or Dungen. Catch him at the Mercury Lounge on Saturday March 23 (with TiM label-mates Mmoss), and tune in Wednesday the 27th at 9pm for the live set!


Pete Swanson
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013, 7pm - 9pm
on Lamin

Electronic musician Pete Swanson [one half of experimental noise duo Yellow Swans (R.I.P)] will be Lamin's special guest. He's stopping by to play tunes and chat. He recently released an EP titled Punk Authority on Daniel Lopatin's Software recording label. The music is difficult and noisy, dysfunctional and extreme, but also grooving and psychedelic; if you are able to find an entry point, you can get lost in it. Punk Authority follows previous releases, Pro Style and Man With Potential for Type Recordings, and various issues on labels such as Three Lobed, Blackest Ever Black, Amish, etc.


Sportsy Talk (Bronwyn fills in for Chris T.)
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Jeter's broken ankle! Mariano's migraines! Guns and ammo! Shamble brackets! Let us now praise FGCU.


The Above and Billy Gibbons
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
British R&B and freakbeat are starting points for these Brooklyn rock and rollers, who infuse those influences with a 21st-century edge and energy. The Above, who previously rocked the FMU airwaves on two triumphant appearances on The Cherry Blossom Clinc program, have a brand new 45 on the Boppa Do Down label out of Toronto. They will be playing Friday March 29 at Grand Victory in Brooklyn. Also, a rebroadcast of an interview with Billy Gibbons, legendary guitarist of ZZ Top who is reuniting his pre-fame band the Moving Sidewalks. The Texas psych legends are playing BB King's in NYC on March 30.


Interview with "Yacht Rock" mastermind JD Ryznar
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on
Nat Roe
The cult-classic comedy "Yacht Rock" is the branchild of JD Ryznar, who wrote, directed and starred as Michael McDonald in the TV show. "Yacht Rock" made soft rockers like Kenny Loggins and Toto cool again for a generation of hipsters who longed to share common cultural references with their lame parents. Nat Roe has studied "Yacht Rock" obsessively and will pepper Ryznar with many burning questions. Callers are also welcome to chat with Ryznar as well. Ryznar continues to create TV for Channel101, and Nat strongly encourages anyone and everyone to watch "Yacht Rock" on Channel101.


Jessica Pavone & Pure Horsehair
Monday, March 25th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Airborne Event is glad to be able to share live sets from two great acts with you on March 25th. Jessica Pavone is a prolific avant garde composer. She put out the solo album "Hope Dawson Is Missing" last year on Tzadik Records, has an ongoing duo with guitarist Mary Halvorson, and plays with numerous ensembles. Jessica augments and extends her solo violin and viola playing with electronics to create complex art songs, with lyrics that get beyond conscious defenses to detonate at the border of dreamworld. Pure Horsehair is the moniker under which singer and guitarist Garrett Devoe plays his primitive rock and roll chamber music. He's played with folks like Laura Veirs, Jolie Holland, and Kimya Dawson. Tune in on March 25th prepared!


Radio Passover: Baby Got Backlash + The New Birthday Song
Monday, March 25th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on Radio Free Culture

For the next Radio Free Culture, join Andrea and her Grandma Phyllis for Radio Passover. While the two munch matza and bitter herbs, they'll present a selection of stories about the intersections between music, technology and copyright law. First up, a story about theft in plain sight. Hear nerd king Jonathan Coulton describe how his cover of "Baby Got Back" ended up an an episode of the Fox TV show Glee unbeknownst to him. Then an update on the FMA and WFMU's attempt to dethrone "Happy Birthday to You," including the radio debut of the winning song.


A Hawk and a Hacksaw
Monday, March 25th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

On the eve of a new album release, the New-Mexico-based ensemble, A Hawk & A Hacksaw are on a road that brings them to Jersey City. The duo of Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost incorporate Balkan traditions in their music, put to good use on the new disc, "You Have Already Gone to the New World." The album is their own soundtrack to a Russian film called "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors." In addition to touring, as they say on their website they "...still play weddings, bar mitvahs, circumcisions, quinceaneras, saints day feasts, general parties, etc," but A Hawk & A Hacksaw will happily play for the WFMU audience.


M.A.K.U Sound System
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

M.A.K.U Sound System's cathartic sonic cocktail takes off from traditional Afro-Colombian rhythms and soars through the punk-psychedelic-electronic-jazz-Afrobeat stratosphere. With a great new new vinyl / digital EP M.N.D. just released, the 8-piece juggernaut returns to WFMU for another scintillating live session.


Plates of Cake
Friday, March 22nd, 2013, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

Brooklyn band Plates of Cake stops by to punch WFMU in the face with their wise old songs and swirling stately rock, mining the wintry rock/punk mix (Lou Reed, The Soft Boys, Television). Their new album "Teenage Evil" is full of poise (and a Soft Boys cover), out March 26th on the Uninhabitable Mansions label.


Mice Parade
Thursday, March 21st, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Mice Parade originally began as the solo project of Adam Pierce, who has played in Swirlies, The Dylan Group, HiM, Philistines Jr., and Múm. Over the years, Adam has sought different musicians to expand his musical vision across a variety of genres, from indie-rock, electronica and shoe-gaze, to African and Eastern-influenced rhythms. Yet as ever, Mice Parade’s sound is essentially modern, informed by an esoteric palette, retaining a familiar acoustic presence via an uncliched take on folk/world influences. The group blends live instrumentation, layers of overdubs, and intricate percussion into a distinctive, playful sound. Their tenth album, “Candela” was released in January, and AllMusic praised it as presenting Adam’s “eclectic, often globe-trotting influences in some of his most accessible songs yet.” Tune in to hear them play live on Mary Wing’s show on Thursday morning, beginning at 1 am!


Creem
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
Our first post-marathon-success live band on Distort Jersey City, Creem makes a visit to the WFMU studios fresh off of a Northeast mini-tour. SS Decontrol era Boston hardcore worship by way of New York City 2013. This is the angriest music you will listen to today, by far. They have a great 12" out on Deranged Records and Katorga Works, and leave for a European tour with Nuclear Spring in June. Members of Hounds of Hate, Backtrack, Black Kites, Natural Law, Nomos, Warthog, Sucia, and Dustheads. Do you think the opening track off their demo is about an ex-girlfriend or an ex-roommate? Does it really matter?


Behind the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Go backstage at the Marathon Finale as Chris T. takes you "Behind the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia". Featuring interviews with PGB, Dennis Dyken, Matt Fiveash, Irene Trudel, Ernie Inradat, Rob Weisberg and Scott Williams and lots of Hoof & Mouth favorites!


The 2013 WFMU Marathon Finale with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia
Sunday, March 17th, 2013, 7pm - 12:30am
on Marathon Finale


Hatch Joins Therese Tonight for the WFMU Fundraising Marathon
Monday, March 11th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on
Therese's show

Jesse J Welcomes Amanda to Frow Show Land for Marathon 2013
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow

Author Tony Fletcher
Monday, March 4th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on
Therese's show
Tony Fletcher, author of "A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths," published in December by Crown Archetype, chats with Therese about Morrissey and Marr's songwriting partnership, the belligerent ghouls who ran Manchester schools and how a band that broke up 25 years ago can still be a topic of debate in the UK's House of Commons.


Joyce Linehan talks about her campaign to make "Roadrunner" the official Rock Song of Massachusetts
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Longtime Boston arts and music publicist/manager/label exec Joyce Linehan -- who, by the way, also had A LOT to do with Elizabeth Warren winning the Massachusetts Senate race last fall -- is spearheading a campaign to make "Roadrunner," by Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers, the official state Rock Song. The movement has gathered a great deal of momentum in recent weeks -- enough that now two state legislators are proposing that Aerosmith's "Dream On" be named the state Rock Song instead. Joyce will be speaking with Evan "Funk" Davies at 9:30 on Wednesday night to state her compelling case. Be sure to tune in! You'll also hear at least one or two of the several versions of "Roadrunner" that exist.


Nick Brooke
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Nick Brooke will be interviewed by Irwin about his new recording BORDER TOWNS, on Weds. Feb. 27 at 4pm. Border Towns is a mashup of musical Americana covering over six decades. It was partly inspired by the powerful 1950s outlaw border radio stations in Mexico that blasted idiosyncratic programming north into U.S. airspace. Border Towns was staged in New York as a theater piece in 2010, intended to blur the line between pre-recorded music and live voices. Brooke's new CD on Innova is the studio version of that theater piece. More information about Nick Brooke's projects can be found here.


Silence
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Tonight on Aerial View Chris T. asks, "If this is the quiet car, why don't you shut the f*ck up?!" How important is silence to you?


Sh*t & Shine
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Sh*t & Shine's heavy, primitive weirdness tore up the WFMU/Aquarius SXSW show in 2010, and now they're headed to their first ever NYC shows with a stop at WFMU. Hailing from the UK and Austin, S&S take you into crusty rhythmic zones inhabited by smatterings of the Butthole Surfers, Hawkwind, Neu, even mutant dubstep, industrial and disco splatterings. Live mayhem will ensue on BT's show today!


Organs
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Blasting out of Brooklyn - without at organ player no less - this awesome trio will be blasting their blues garage blasts for the WFMU audience today! They have a bunch of cool singles out (even a flexi!) and their debut LP is slated for this spring.


Understanding Artist Revenue Streams
Monday, February 25th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on Radio Free Culture

How are today's musicians earning money? Thanks to the Future of Music Coalition's pioneering Artist Revenue Streams project, we finally have some real answers to this complex question. Through interviews, case studies, and a methodological survey of over 5000 musicians, the study identified 25 different types of musicians and 42 unique revenue streams. As the data analysis unfolds, ARS is already busting myths, informing artist advocacy, and likely to shape policy for years to come. Host Jason Sigal will be joined by the project's co-director Jean Cook, as well as fellow musicians Rebecca Gates and Greg Fox. Framing paper by Kristin Thomson.


Robyn Hitchcock
Monday, February 25th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

On the eve of a brand new album, a tour and a significant birthday, Robyn Hitchcock is dropping by some of his favorite radio stations with solo performance sessions. Mr. Hitchcock is no stranger to Irene's show, having been on twice before, and said he felt it was important that WFMU not be left out. In advance of the new album, Robyn will be ensconced in WFMU's Love Room to play songs from his newest disc, "Love from London," to be released in early March.


OFF!
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
OFF! features some of hardcore's earliest prognosticators, sounding just as vital as they did 30-plus years ago. Comprised of Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks), Steve McDonald (Redd Kross), Mario Rubalcaba (Rocket from the Crypt, Hot Snakes, Pinback, Clikatat Ikatowi) and Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), OFF!'s pair of LPs have garnered praise from both the mainstream and underground for their brutal, efficient, no-nonsense approach to punk rock. This is Keith's best work since "Nervous Breakdown!" So be sure to check them out on the Cherry Blossom Clinic this Saturday February 23rd between 3-6pm!


Johnny Cash's Birthday Celebration with Jonathan Silverman author of "Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture"
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael celebrates Johnny Cash's Birthday with guest Jonathan Silverman author of "Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture," a new biography of the tumultuous life of the Man in Black.


Sera Cahoone
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Sera Cahoone, singer-songwriter, is originally from Colorado, and currently is a part of the great music scene in Seattle. She was in NYC recently to do two nights at City Winery as part of a two-week tour with Kathleen Edwards. Cahoone's third release, "Deer Creek Canyon", was released last September on Sub Pop. Each of the albums is great from beginning to end, a testament to her skills as a musician of uncommon depth and emotion. Though a modern songwriter, you will also hear echoes of classic country and old-timey music.


Lisa MacKinney on Shadow Morton and the Shangri La's
Friday, February 22nd, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
In memory of George Francis "Shadow" Morton, who died on Valentine's Day, scholar/musician Lisa MacKinney visits the miniature lair to discuss the legendary producer and his crowning achievement, the Shangri-La's. MacKinney is a historian (or is that "an historian"?) from Melbourne, Australia, who won a green card in the lottery and moved to NYC a little under a year ago. She has a Masters degree in medieval history and has completed a doctoral dissertation on the Shangri-Las, whose music she has long been obsessed with (or is that "with whom's music she has long been obsessed"?). She also plays guitar and organ, and performs long psychedelic drones under the name "Mystic Eyes."


Altered Boys
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

Hardcore heroes from all over Northern NJ, Altered Boys blast through a ripping set live in the WFMU studios. From the depths of New Brunswick basements to the Warehouse Motor Club in Middlesex to the frequent trips to DIY Brooklyn spaces, these not-so-juvenile delinquents play straightforward fast hardcore that is not to be missed. Altered Boys has a fantastic new EP on Katorga Works that opens and closes with samples from The Best Show on WFMU, an upcoming EP on Deranged Records, and a handful of cassettes slated to come out soon. The lead singer cried at the last Kill Your Idols show. Get ready to slam.


Two bands: The Recordettes and the Party Lights
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The Records or the Ronettes? No need to choose with the Recordettes! Led by New York-via-Montreal mover and shaker Tony Lo-Fi, this band brings it all together - punk, hooks, energy and fun! The Recordettes are part of an amazing bill Feb. 22 at the Bell House in Brooklyn with Acid Baby Jesus, Hellshovel, The Psyched, Twin Guns, The Mess Around plus WFMU's own Dave The Spazz on the wheels of steel! Next up is the Party Lights, gritty girl-group garage from Brooklyn, led by Anna Anabolic, formerly, of course, of the Anabolics!


Bliss Blood and Al Street
Monday, February 18th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Bliss Blood was a core member of Houston psychedelic punks Pain Teens and has played in The Moonlighters and with The Melvins. Lately she's been singing and playing ukelele with Al Street, a jazz guitar master who's traveled the world as an official Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State. Tune in to the Airborne Event when they come by WFMU to share their sensual, stripped-down rhapsodies to longing, love, heartbreak, and secret desires.


XXYYXX
Monday, February 18th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An Interview with XXYYXX (Orlando, FL)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Alexander Turnquist and Eric Carbonara
Monday, February 18th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Guitarist/composer uses his 12-string acoustic as his main tool in creating dramatic, emotionally engaging music with an experimental approach from the onset. Alexander Turnquist's latest disc, "Like Sunburned Snowflakes" focuses on intense guitar-harmonics wafting over you in minimalist waves. Guitarist Eric Carbonara take a slightly more traditionalist approach to his playing, incorprating Roma-Flamenco styles but infuses the music with noise & electro-acoustic elements. The Paradise Abyss is Eric Carbonara’s newest album, a solo effort written on a friction peg flamenco guitar. Both Turnquist and Carbonara play Pete's Candy store in Brooklyn with David Copenhafer Monday night, and on Irene's show at about 1pm.


Martin Koenig's Vintage Balkan Village Vinyl
Saturday, February 16th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Martin Koenig* founded New York's Balkan Arts Center (now CTMD) in 1968, a vital cultural organization building cross-cultural bridges through music, dance and folklore. Koenig first fell in love with East European folk dancing in college in the 1950s. He adventurously traveled behind the iron curtain in Eastern Europe to learn the dances directly from the source. Seeing the old traditions rapidly disappearing he started documenting, with tape recorder and camera. One result was three classic 1970s Nonesuch Explorer LPs. But less well known were over a dozen 7" vinyl EPs of his field recordings (often made with his CTMD co-director Ethel Raim**), the Balkan Arts Series, that circulated only in folk-dance circles. Now over four decades later the Balkan Arts series is getting a broader release for the first time, both digitally and on the original 7" vinyl (with beautiful new cover art from Martin's photo archive, expansive liner notes and even an audio commentary from Koenig). Martin Koenig joins us to talk about his musical travels and share a sampling of this treasure trove of music.

*Koenig pronounced KAY-nig **Raim pronounced RAYM


Chris Stamey and Lulu calls in!
Saturday, February 16th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Chris Stamey drops by with his guitar to play a few songs and to discuss a musical history that has taken him from a basement four-track studio in Winston-Salem, NC to relocating to New York to play and record with Alex Chilton in the burgeoning late '70s rock scene, to his influential work with The dB's and his new album "Lovesick Blues" which Chris describes as "...the closest I've ever gotten to the sound I hear in my head in the middle of the night." AND Lulu calls in to fill us in on her journey from "To Sir With Love" (one of her 18 top 40 UK hits) to her Feb. 16th show at B.B.Kings Blues Club in NYC.


Blessed State
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

This week we are joined by Blessed State from Western Massachusetts. Blessed State plays melodic punk in the vein of Husker Du meets the Replacements, and if you want a current band to compare them to, check out the live session from Casanovas In Heat in the Distort Jersey City archive. Despite the blizzard this weekend, the band still drove into town for a great show at Stolen Sleeves in Brooklyn and this session the next day. House band of Row House in Holyoke, the band features members of Iron Hand, Ratzinger, Hackles, and The Outdates.


Valentine's week special
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. offers "Crappy Advice for the Lovelorn" & Builds a "Lover's List".


Mystical Weapons
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Live, and totally spontaneous sounds on Brian's show today with Mystical Weapons, a duo consisting of Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier and Sean Ono Lennon, on a revolving array of instrumentation.


Ed Lasko Part 3 (2013)
Monday, February 11th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Vancouver Record Collector Ed Lasko brings out some fun stuff to play! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Matmos
Sunday, February 10th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, February 10th, on "World of Echo," host Dave Mandl will have the great experimental electronic duo Matmos performing live in the studio. Matmos has worked with everyone from Bjork to the new-music ensemble So Percussion. They're currently touring the US and will be appearing at Le Poisson Rouge in NY on February 11, so they'll be giving a preview of their live magic here at FMU the night before. That's Sunday, February 10, from 9 p.m. to midnight.


Gypsy, Pedicabs & Paris
Saturday, February 9th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
A musical look at the Romani people of France. With Brennan Stultz, director of the forthcoming documentary film Gypsy, Pedicabs & Paris and ethnomusicologist Josh Feintuch.


The Explorers Club
Saturday, February 9th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Charleston, SC band The Explorers Club for a chat and live performance. The band's music has been described as "a mash up of Burt Bacharach, Jellyfish and The Beach Boys, but what lies underneath is one of the few bands in recent times that have managed to pay homage to the past with a finely tuned ear toward the future.


San Cisco
Thursday, February 7th, 2013, Midnight - 3am
on 100% Whatever with Mary Wing

Hailing from Freemantle, Australia, San Cisco formed in 2009 and quickly established themselves as the cool kids on Australian radio, winning fans and wowing critics. Combining low-fi garage with catchy pop hooks, they have a sound which gets you up out of your chair and dancing. On tour supporting The Vaccines across the US right now and next in Europe, San Cisco is ready for the rest of the world to take notice. Resistance is futile! Hear them live on Mary Wing's show on Thursday, February 7th at 1 AM!


John Carter
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
The word "legend" gets tossed around a lot, but few people are as deserving of this label and yet as unheralded as the brilliant songwriter/producer John Carter. The man sang backing vocals on "I Can't Explain," and co-wrote "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat," "Little Bit O' Soul," and "My World Fell Down" (to name just three). He also enjoyed success with the bands The Ivy League, The Flower Pot Men, and perhaps most notably with The First Class, whose hit "Beach Baby" -- co-written and produced by Carter, with frequent collaborator Tony Burrows on lead vocals -- is an unassailable pop classic. John Carter is also responsible for EFD's favorite summer song of all-time, "Sound Of Summer" by Starbreaker. Tune in and hear how all of this happened from the man himself, along with heaping helpings of music from throughout his career. It happens on Wednesday night, Feb. 6, from 9pm til midnight. Don't miss it!


Sinkane
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane's show
The Brooklyn based band Sinkane (led by mult-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallub) makes 21st cenury afro-disco, with a nice dose of funky vintage soul to boot. They have an amazing record out on DFA at the moment. They will be stopping by Duane's show to play live!


DJ Dog D
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week we are joined by DJ Dog D from Queens. We get a solo performance, as he often collaborates with other noise artists like Sewn Leather and Pictureplane, and we are lucky to catch this session fresh off of a brief tour. Dog D basically raps about the most weird topics imaginable over a wall of industrial plodding noise layered over heavy beats. It's like eating a intricately layered bean dip of noise during a blackout at the Superbowl and hoping you don't get murdered during it. The Life Stains LP is coming out soon on Hoss Records. Go see a show some time at DJ Dog D's home Red Light District in the Far Rockaways, and don't miss this sure to be freaky session.


What's he building in there?
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. examines the Alabama Hostage Crisis and asks about weird neighbors you have known.


Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Lee and Co. return to WFMU in all their ragged glory delivering ass-kicking, heart-pumping, soul-reflecting tunes. Their 2012 debut LP 'There Is a Bomb In Gilead' made a slew of best-of lists, including this show's. Proof that you don't need two drummers to play Southern rock!


Ommie Wise
Monday, February 4th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

Ommie Wise is named for one of the most famous American murder ballads, and they resurrect Ommie's spirit to wrench out songs of forsaken love and the hope of deliverance. The quintet of New York-based multi-instrumentalists plays everything from banjos to autoharps to typewriter, with influences from Jimmy Rodger’s yodel to Jelly Roll’s stomp to the Carter Family’s devotion. Their gorgeous new record is out on Copenhagen-based label Wind Some Lose Some.


Ed Lasko Part 2 (2013)
Monday, February 4th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Vancouver Record Collector Ed Lasko pays tribute to the "Fallen of 2012"! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Parquet Courts and Ex-Cult
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is thrilled to host two amazing bands on a super packed Cherry Blossom Clinic - Parquet Courts and Ex-Cult! The Ex-Cult are a Memphis powerhouse who combine the best of 60's psych and 80's art damage and their debut LP on Goner Records LP is an absolute scorcher.

Parquet Courts are comprised of transplanted Texans now living in Brooklyn and their sound is jittery and propulsive, bringing to mind all-timers like Embarrassment or the Urinals, and their new album "Light Up Gold" on Dull Tools is a must-listen.


Paul Collins
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes The King of Power Pop Paul Collins! Paul (co-founder of the Nerves, the Breakaways, and the Beat), kicks off his winter tour at Manhattan’s Cake Shop as part of the Feb 1st-2nd Power Pop-A-Licious festival which brings together some of the finest young guitar-driven power pop, garage rock and punk-pop bands from the eastern seaboard and Canada.


Games
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

This New York City band, featuring ex-members of the Carbonas and Busy Signals, have just released their debut album and it's a killer. These guys have their feet planted firmly in that mid-'70s window when glam-rock was starting to fade and power-pop and punk were starting to emerge, but they're not simply cranking out formulaic pop that was learned by rote. Instead they create their own sound that fans of the Raspberries, Shoes, Dwight Twilley, and those junk shop glam compilations will find both familiar and fresh. Tune in Wednesday night, Jan. 30, at 9pm to hear Games play live, and look for their new self-titled album on Hozac!


Nuclear Spring
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, 3am - 6am
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week we get a live session from Brooklyn's Nuclear Spring. Self-dubbed a "contemplative band" more than a "band to mosh to," Nuclear Spring play infectious political punk anthems whose influences range from Templars to Stiff Little Fingers to Scandinavian punk. Dueling male/female vocals, catchy guitar licks, and a cool rhythm section make these Hysteria Records all-stars a not to be missed band of 2013. Their demo is fantastic, and look out for a 12" that was recorded a real long time ago coming out some time real soon. They're touring Europe in June, so catch a show before they leave town. Members of Sucia, Natural Law, Nomos, La Misma and Putrida. Whoa! It's a war ridden world!


Space Monkey
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Help Chris T. name the Iranian Space Monkey!


Ed Lasko
Monday, January 28th, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Vancouver Record Collector Ed Lasko brings out some fun stuff and $1000 Rare Rockabillies to Play! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Radiovision Keynote: The Patron Saint of DIY Culture Mark Frauenfelder with DJ Trouble
Monday, January 28th, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Radio Free Culture
WFMU's Radiovision Festival reminds us again of the many ways old fashioned radio is still powerful, connected, and intertwined with the dreams and revolutionary power of the Internet. The festival brings together innovators who are doing things right now in radio, on the internet, and sometimes both.

This year's keynote speaker was one of those innovators, Mark Frauenfelder. He is the founding editor of MAKE Magazine, the founder of Boing Boing, editor at Wired Magazine from 1993-1998, and the founding editor of Wired.com. He is the author of "Made by Hand: My Adventures in the Land of DIY." He also hosts Boing Boing's podcast called Gweek. After his keynote, WFMU's own DJ Trouble joins him on stage for a brief Q&A.


Interview with Fred Smith
Monday, January 28th, 2013, 3pm - 3:01pm
on
Jim Price's show
Best known for his bass work with Television. He was the original bassist with Blondie and has also played with The Roches and Willie Nile. Fred is currently with Television and they are recording new material and a live tour is planned. In addition, Fred is a successul winemaker. The wine is Cereghino Smith.


Alejandro Zuleta on Vallenato Music of Colombia
Saturday, January 26th, 2013, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Alejandro Zuleta comes from a musical family steeped in Colombian vallenato music, originally a rural folk style but today one of Colombia's most popular musical genres. Vallenato is usually centered on the accordion, but with his Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective, the young pianist shifts the focus from squeezebox to keyboard. And he blends the traditions with jazz, rock, electronic music and other influences. Alejandro will sit in the guest-DJ hot seat to introduce this rich music, playing CD tracks by his famous dad Emiro Zuleta and other old-school vallenato artists. And he'll show us how he's updating the music in his own recordings.


Ray Stinnett
Saturday, January 26th, 2013, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Memphis native Ray Stinnett who as guitarist in Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs scored a #2 hit in 1965 with "Wooly Bully" and went on to record a solo album "A Fire Somewhere" in 1970, only to see it shelved by A&M records - and 41 years passed - until a test pressing of the album was found in an L.A. used record store - which started the chain of events that let the recent release of this melding of Memphis soul and San Francisco psych, folk, and rock.


Golden Retriever
Friday, January 25th, 2013, 9am - Noon
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Bass clarinet/modular synth duo Golden Retriever stop by the Magic Factory all the way from Portland, OR, with their lysergic sound explorations in tow. Expect burbling crystalline drone epics with nods to Cluster, Silver Apples. Brian Eno, etc. Golden Retriever's latest record is the Thrill Jockey release Occupied with the Unspoken.


Spit Stix
Thursday, January 24th, 2013, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Spit Stix or Tim Leitch as he is sometimes known, drummer for LA band Fear and currently in Portland OR's Nasalrod will be Diane's Peer Pressure guest on Thursday January 24th at 1pm! From the notoriety Fear had in the punk days to now, Tim has enough stories to fill up 3 programs! Tune in to hear his playlist and to hear some of those rare and raw Fear stories, and hear about his new band and other musical endeavors he is taking on! Listeners will be able to ask Spit questions via the LIVE interactive playlist.


Mary Blount and Jeremy Thompson, authors of WIRED UP
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

The new book Wired Up presents a history of early '70s glam rock in picture sleeves. Specifically, seven-inch picture sleeves. Even more specifically, European glam-rock seven-inch picture sleeves. Authors Mary Blount and Jeremy Thompson have assembled a gorgeous collection of actual-size reproductions of over 300 sleeves, printed on high-quality paper in riotous color. But, you're thinking, this is a RADIO show - I can't look at a book through the radio. Well, EFD is one step ahead of you: Mary and Jeremy will be bringing some of the records featured in the book to play on the air, AND a copy of the book will be given away during the show. (Make that two steps ahead.) Tune in Wednesday night, January 23, and check out the book online at wiredupbook.com.


How To Kill A Conversation
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
"Don't take this the wrong way..." "Can I be honest with you?" "I'm just being real..." Is this cruelty disguised as truth?



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