Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Javier Rodríguez
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on
Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Javier J. Rodríguez is a musician, amateur-ethnomusicologist and organologist from Puerto Rico who now lives in Boston via NYC. He is also a DJ/promoter of vintage Latin American and Caribbean music by the name El Cuchy Frito Man. He'll cohost with Jesse as we broadcast live from Jamaica Plain, MA for two hours of song and live music trading.


McHuge is filling in for Keili this morning
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012, 6am - 9am
on
McHuge Castanets

WFMU broadcasts live from the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, 3pm - Midnight
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
For a fourth year, WFMU returns to Barcelona, Spain to bring you the fullest coverage from anyone from the Primavera Sound festival! Tune in Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd from 3pm to Midnight ET and hear some hefty blocks of programming from assorted performing WFMU musical faves, with play by play from Liz Berg, Brian Turner, Scott Williams, Jason Sigal, and Scott Konzelmann. Schedule and full broadcast lineup TBA, but so far we'll be broadcasting Marianne Faithfull, Michael Gira, The Pop Group, Demdike Stare, Mudhoney, Thee Oh Sees, Ice Age, The Melvins, The Chameleons, Dirty Beaches, Codeine, Off!, Liturgy, Neon Indian, Olivia Tremor Control and more. Stay tuned, but check out the roster here! Past WFMU broadcasts have brought you sets from Swans, Glenn Branca, Diplo, No Joy, Oneohtrix Point Never, Pavement, Grinderman, Sunn o))), Ariel Pink, The Clean, Van Dyke Parks, Wire, Mission of Burma and dozens more! You can check those sets out on our Live Specials archive at wfmu.org, and some past Prima sets are even downloadable on the Free Music Archive. Don't miss this special live WFMU event!


WFMU broadcasts live from the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain
Friday, June 1st, 2012, 3pm - Midnight
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
For a fourth year, WFMU returns to Barcelona, Spain to bring you the fullest coverage from anyone from the Primavera Sound festival! Tune in Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd from 3pm to Midnight ET and hear some hefty blocks of programming from assorted performing WFMU musical faves, with play by play from Liz Berg, Brian Turner, Scott Williams, Jason Sigal, and Scott Konzelmann. Schedule and full broadcast lineup TBA, but so far we'll be broadcasting Marianne Faithfull, Michael Gira, The Pop Group, Demdike Stare, Mudhoney, Thee Oh Sees, Ice Age, The Melvins, The Chameleons, Dirty Beaches, Codeine, Off!, Liturgy, Neon Indian, Olivia Tremor Control and more. Stay tuned, but check out the roster here! Past WFMU broadcasts have brought you sets from Swans, Glenn Branca, Diplo, No Joy, Oneohtrix Point Never, Pavement, Grinderman, Sunn o))), Ariel Pink, The Clean, Van Dyke Parks, Wire, Mission of Burma and dozens more! You can check those sets out on our Live Specials archive at wfmu.org, and some past Prima sets are even downloadable on the Free Music Archive. Don't miss this special live WFMU event!


7 Second Delay at the UCB with Judah Friedlander, David Rees, & They Might Be Giants!
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Ken and Andy return to the stage of NYC's UCB Theatre for a live broadcast of Seven Second Delay. Special guests include comedian Judah Friedlander, known for his extensive collection of trucker hats & role as TV writer Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock; David Rees, artisanal pencil sharpener & author of the Get Your War On comic strip, & musical guest They Might Be Giants! Plus every attendee will be in the running to win a three hour radio show on WFMU. The UCB Theater is located at 307 West 26th Street in Manhattan, near the corner of 8th Avenue. Admission $5. Tickets can be purchased at the theater 15 minutes before the show.


Ivana XL
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Singer/composer/guitarist Ivana XL makes her live radio debut on Irwin's program, Wednesday, May 30, at 4:00 pm. Ivana, who lives and works in Brooklyn, releases free songs weekly at "Love, Santa" on Bandcamp.com. She's finishing up her first studio EP with pianist-producer Joe McGinty and Daniel Chen, and plans to tour in the Fall. For this WFMU appearance, she'll be accompanied by McGinty on keyboards and laptop. Joe is the founder and music director of the Loser's Lounge, and has worked with the Psychedelic Furs, the Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Devendra Banhart, Ryan Adams, Nada Surf and others.


Diemo Schwarz/Hans Leeuw duo
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on
Nat Roe
Diemo Schwarz is a monumental figure in contemporary sound research. Working at IRCAM in Paris, Schwarz developed cataRT, a musical interface that cuts sound into microscopic pieces and graphs them visually for live playback. cataRT is particularly useful for manipulating live sound on the fly. For Nat Roe's show, Hans Leeuw will create fodder for Schwarz with electric trumpet. This "electrumpet" is a cutting-edge hybrid instrument that augments a typical trumpet with buttons and sensors. This is future music, do not miss it!


Live Remote Broadcast from Bryant Park!
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
on Antique Phonograph Music Program with MAC

The Antique Phonograph Music Program RETURNS to Bryant Park for a night of music and revelry on Tuesday, May 29th. Music starts at 7pm with the broadcast transmitted from 8pm-9pm. If you can't make it, tune in!


Vela Phelan
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on
Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Vela is an active member of the New England performance/art community both through the MEME gallery, as a member of the noise/performance group GangClanMafia and as a solo installation artist and performer. He creates energy from objects, sounds and actions while blending subconscious with spirit and allowing the unknown to present itself. He'll cohost with Jesse as we broadcast live from Roxbury, MA for two hours of song trading.


Damn - I got scammed!
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Have you ever been the victim of a con? What happened & how much did it cost you?


The Enthusiasts
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Straight ahead rock and roll out of Ardsley, NY will make you an Enthusiasts enthusiast!


William Jans & Kendrick Lamar
Monday, May 28th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with photographer William Jans (Vancouver, BC) and rapper Kendrick Lamar (Compton, CA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Ceremony + Mark Sultan
Saturday, May 26th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is stoked to welcome Ceremony to the WFMU airwaves on May 26 Sat 3-6pm. The Rohnert Park, CA band has been pummeling audiences with their brand of hardcore for nearly a decade. With their latest excellent album "Zoo" - their first for Matador - they're refining their attack, adding the precision of Mission of Burma and Wire into the mix. Their live shows are already legendary for their intensity, so tune in Sat May 26 between 3-6pm to the Cherry Blossom Clinic to hear Ceremony bring it hard and live!

JUST ADDED!! ALSO on the The Cherry Blossom Clinic we welcome MARK SULTAN to the WFMU airwaves! Sultan has been a favorite of the Cherry Blossom Clinic, from his work as one-half of the King Khan and BBQ Show and as a member of the Almighty Defenders in addition to his amazing solo work. He combines the fury of prime garage rock with a 50s/punk swagger and he's only getting better as proven by his new album WAR ON ROCK AND ROLL!!


Tift Merritt
Saturday, May 26th, 2012, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Country/folk singer-songwriter Tift Merritt, with four studio albums and two live albums over the course of a decade (and another record on the way), graced the WFMU studios on a recent sunny Saturday afternoon and recorded an electrifying set of six songs, accompanying herself on guitar and piano. Possessing an extraordinarily beautiful voice, and in complete command of her powers, this is not a set you will want to miss. Tift also produces a show on KRTS out of Marfa, Texas, called "The Spark", which "explores the real lives and processes of the people behind great works of art." As if that isn't enough, her muses entice her now and again into picking up a camera as well.


Memorial Day Memories from the Underline Gallery
Friday, May 25th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Visitors to the Underline Gallery in Manhattan's Meat-Packing District are being asked to record memories as a part of Jordan Sullivan's show "Natural History." Those audio reflections are being collected for a future limited edition CD release, but some of them will be shares on "Miniature Minotaurs" at the beginning of Memorial Day weekend.

Artist Jordan Sullivan deals with themes of Americana and remembrance via photography, prose, artifacts, and sculpture. The exhibition "Natural History" explores his grandparents’ relationship through the lens of WWII Germany, where they first met. Using such touchstones, Sullivan widens the scope in which memory is conceived, sliding between individual and collective registers.


The Gate
Friday, May 25th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

"...and so it came to pass, that seeds of Jazz were sown, yet sometime later, it was instead Doom that broke the dirt, hungering for sunlight." Thus The Gate were born. Originally known as The Dan Peck Trio (debut LP, Heat Retention Records, 2009), The Gate play doom like no other band that has earned that label. Doom conveys its tension not so much in the hits, the downbeat, but rather, power often lurks in the pregnant space between those hits—the lingering, hovering anxiety that wades in the space between the punches. The Gate are unique in many ways, firstly and most-obviously it's the tuba (played by Dan Peck) that guides the mighty beast on its path of destruction, joined by double (aka upright) bass (Tom Blancarte) and drums (Brian Osborne) on its take-no-prisoners journey. The debut LP was right impressive, for those who heard it, consisting of three intense chunks of jazz-doom, quite instantly defining its genre as its territory was staked. With a name change, and a new full-length (Destruction of Darkness, this time on CD from Carrier Records), The Gate peel back another layer of their own mystery, with three more slabs of heavyweight playing, but with the sensitivity that comes from individuals who really know their instruments, and communicate like seasoned improvisers. My Castle of Quiet is thoroughly excited to present this unique and fresh combo, with power and sophistication in every blow, absolutely LIVE on the WFMU airwaves, early Friday a.m., 5/25. Check out this brief, exciting promo clip for their CD.


Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp Night
Thursday, May 24th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
To commemorate the DVD release of this exceptional 1970 chimpanzee TV series, original producer Allan Sandler and music composer Bob Emenegger drop by Spazz HQ to fling some facts about "A.P.E.," "C.H.U.M.P.," and everything you need to know about "The Evolution Revolution".


Roomrunner
Thursday, May 24th, 2012, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Denny Bowen, drummer of Baltimore's late great Double Dagger, fronts Baltimore's Roomrunner. They've got a self-titled cassette and a brand new 12" EP, Super Vague, on Fan Death. The group brings their infectious grungey riff rock on a tour that includes May 20th at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium, and May 24th on WFMU!


Charles Nesson
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Charles Nesson, Internet Lawyer and Harvard Professor, discusses Supreme Court refusing to hear appeal of Joel Tenenbaum vs. RIAA $675K fine for downloading 30 songs illegally.


+DOG+
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Formed in Osaka in 1990 but residing in Southern California since 1997, +DOG+ has been a central project of Steve Davis' excellent Love Earth Music label and scene, with a group output of 36 albums to date. Direct, adrenalin-jolt ugliness abounds in a sound that has been called the noise equivalent to an amalgamation of Ildjarn, Poison Idea, and Black Flag's Damaged. Oppression, destruction, power electronic chaos today!


The Long Gones
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The Long Gones take their name from the song "Long Gone" by Cinicinatti legends the Customs, and continue that band's fine Queen City tradition of high energy rock and roll!


Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Live Concerts and Demos from Beyond the Beyond
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Join Tony for the third installment of "Tape Hiss." This week's program focuses on the great French underground '70s band Heratius, who only released one official album, 1978's Gwendolyne Blues. Featured will be two private cassette recordings, a test press of an unreleased 2nd LP, and a 1981 single released in an edition of 3, featuring group leader Armand Miralles together with Pascal Comelade. As always with "Tape Hiss" programs, this show will not be archived.


World Goth Day Celebration with special guest DJ Avril "Bronxelf" Korman
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012, 3am - 6am
on
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
Upside down bats rejoice! May 22nd is World Goth Day and the world goes dark for 24 hours. Guest DJ Bronxelf joins Julie as Dark Night goes into goth mode as they celebrate 30+ years of music for nightwalkers. Lay out your capes and pour your Jager as cobwebs fill the corners of your soul.


White Lung
Monday, May 21st, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An Interview with White Lung (Vancouver, BC), plus White Lung play some of their favourite records! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Dave Foster & Mark Humble
Monday, May 21st, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
As a founding member of the pop purveyors Bubble, Dave Foster moved on to making music with the Losers Lounge. Dave then started hosting "Bubble Do the Beatles" for adults and their children. He's also released a couple of solo albums of power-pop wonderfulness. Mark Humble is a longtime friend and fellow musician, first heard on WFMU's airwaves at the Simon & Garfunkel-inspired duo "Perry Humble." Mark Humble just released CD, One Centre Street, featuring many melodic, moody and often quite funny tunes. Humble has also contributed songs and soundtracks to Scrubs, A&E’s Biography and The Smithsonian Institute. They both drop by to pay a few solo tunes in WFMU's Love Room.


Sarah Aroeste
Saturday, May 19th, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Sarah Aroeste writes and sings in Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish dialect developed by Sephardic Jews after they were kicked out of Spain in 1492. Sarah will give us a guest-DJ-style musical introduction to the language: She'll spin some of the music that has inspired her as well as selections from her new Ladino-electric CD Gracia - the release of which she'll celebrate with a big gig at Joe's Pub on Thursday May 31st.


Deniz Tek
Saturday, May 19th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is excited to welcome Deniz Tek to the Cherry Blossom Clinic on Sat May 19 Sat 3-6pm! Deniz is a straight-up living legend; he was a founding member and chief songwriter of Radio Birdman, Visitors and the New Race, helping to put the Australian rock scene on the map. He's been rocking for four decades now and shows no signs of slowing down. If you've never seen Deniz Tek live you can catch him at the Bowery Electric in Manhattan on May 18th and Maxwell's in Hoboken on May 19th. But be sure to catch Deniz Tek live on the Cherry Blossom Clinic on Sat May 19 between 3-6pm!


Night Birds
Thursday, May 17th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Although they are local fellas, Night Birds sounds as if they were born and bred in California in the '80s. Their influences range from The Adolescents to Universal Monster Movies and everything in between. A great mix of hardcore, punk, and sinister teenage thoughts, the Night Birds will be performing live on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine at 12:30 pm Thursday May 17th. They will also be jetting to a show with the Queers and Screeching Weasel at Baltimore's Sonar later the evening of May 17th. Catch them now before they explode all over your walls!


The Yellow Dogs and the Free Keys
Thursday, May 17th, 2012, 6am - 9am
on
Underwater Theme Park with Meghan
Two Iranian bands have braved the underground indie scene in Tehran: the Yellow Dogs and the Free Keys. They have moved to Brooklyn to be able to play music without the fear of being arrested. Both bands are featured in the movie "No One Knows About Persian Cats," where the musicians from Tehran are documented trying to make music. Both bands will be performing live sets along with an interview and taking over Meghan's show, basically, playing the music that influenced them growing up in an area where free speech & rock and roll are illegal.


Translator Humphrey Davies
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
on
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
On Wednesday May 16th, DJ Rupture will host award-winning translator Humphrey Davies (The Yacoubian Building, Naguib Mahfouz, Elias Khoury). Davies will share some of his favorite sounds and songs from Cairo and the Middle East, as well as discuss his literary translations from Arabic to English.


7 Second @ the UCB Theatre with A.J. Jacobs, Dr. Laurie Hess & more TBA!
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
This live broadcast of Seven Second Delay at NYC's UCB Theatre features special guests A.J. Jacobs, stunt journalist who immerses himself in an extreme lifestyle and writes about it & Dr. Laurie Hess, exotic pet vet and expert as seen on Animal Planet & more. They will also be joined by musical guest Michael Hearst & his "Songs for Unusual Creatures," playing the theremin, daxophone and other unusual instruments. The UCB Theater is located at 307 West 26th Street in Manhattan, near the corner of 8th Avenue. Admission $5. Tickets can be purchased at the theater 15 minutes before the show.


Goodiepal
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on
Nat Roe
Goodiepal is one of the greatest oddball computer musicians and theorists of our day. He is infamous for building mechanical singing birds, lecturing at length on transhumanist sci-fi scenarios, and he recently traversed Europe on a recumbent bicycle after becoming wanted by Danish authorities. Goodiepal and Nat Roe will discuss time, robotics, and Goodiepal's upcoming publications on the air. Expect the unexpected.


Hatch hosts the Best Show this week
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling

Angela Sawyer
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on
Kaminsky Kamoutsky with Jesse (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Proprietor of Weirdo Records and member of bands like Preggy Peggy and the Lazy Babymakers, Exusamwa and Duck That!, Angela Sawyer has been a fixture on the Boston noise/records scene for many exciting years. She'll be the co-host collaborator on the first real live episode of Kaminstky Kamoutsky with Jesse Kaminsky on Give The Drummer Radio.


Tonight on Aerial View
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Direct from Jury Duty, Chris T. examines this annoying lynchpin of Democracy and asks "Have you served on a jury? If not, how did you get out of it?" PLUS: Actual Voir Dire questions!


Fahey! and Spirit Family Reunion
Monday, May 14th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Airborne Event will broadcast live from Ditmas Park's Castello Plan restaurant on May 14th, featuring the guitar & drums duo Fahey! and the high-octane Brooklyn Appalachia of Spirit Family Reunion. Fahey! is Will Graefe on hollow-body guitar and Jeremy Gustin on drums, playing warped blues inspired by, of course, John Fahey. Spirit Family Reunion are a swirling maelstrom of banjo, guitar, violin and footstompin' good times. Sing along to your radio or join us live at Castello Plan, 1213 Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn.


A$AP Rocky & Grimes
Monday, May 14th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with rapper A$AP Rocky (Harlem, NY) and Grimes (Vancouver, BC)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


The Next More or Less Annual Citizen Kafka Memorial Programme
Monday, May 14th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Old time fiddler, band leader, record collector, poet, artist, unterKultur archivist and antiques dealer Richard Shulberg created the Citizen Kafka persona ca. 1976. "Shulky" passed a few years ago but he still lives afloat the radio waves and myspace rebroadcasts of the much adored and reviled "Citizen Kafka Show." Longtime co-conspirators Marty Cutler, Edward Haber and Kenny Kosek bring an audio tribute to the Citizen on Irene's show.


Mark Van Hoen
Saturday, May 12th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Looped & time-stretched ghost bounce lovers take note: Mark Van Hoen, founding member of pioneering UK outfit Seefeel and producer of rhythmic electronic drift as Locust visits WFMU for the first time! Van Hoen recently released the terrific "The Revenant Diary" album on Editions Mego, but for this live in-studio session expect exclusive new material brimming w/ an army of analog synths and sonic sorcery. Tune in and oscillate wildly!


Mount Carmel
Saturday, May 12th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is thrilled to welcome Mount Carmel to the Cherry Blossom Clinic. Mount Carmel are a Columbus Ohio-based heavy blues rock power trio armed with massive riffs and throaty vocals that bring to mind all-timers like Cream, Humble Pie and Free. Their second album "Real Women" is out on Siltbreeze and it's a lock for Terre's top picks for 2012. If you've been wondering where The Rock went, tune in Sat May 12 between 3-6pm to the Cherry Blossom Clinic to hear Mount Carmel bring it back in full force!


Don Bikoff
Saturday, May 12th, 2012, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Guitarist Don Bikoff, a contemporary of John Fahey and Robbie Basho, drew from the same influences in American music, also adding Eastern scales. In the late 1960's, his lone LP, "Celestial Explosion" was released, and sits comfortably among the great guitar soli records. He stopped by the WFMU studios recently and treated us to a set of instrumentals, plus a cover of Dylan's "Rocks and Gravel."


Man Forever
Friday, May 11th, 2012, 9am - Noon
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Drummer/composer Kid Millions (Oneida) stops by WFMU with Man Forever, his rotating, outer-limits drum project, exploring the phasing and overtones of repetitive patterns, drum rolls and layers of percussive pounding. Today's version of Man Forever will include Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) with the possible addition of a guitar and/or Farfisa player. Tune in and thump along at home.


The Spiritual Switchboard
Friday, May 11th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
on
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
The Spiritual Switchboard (formerly Night Travelers) are the latest splinter faction / collaboration to come out of Brooklyn's continually vibrant and prolific analog electronics scene. The project brings together two of Brooklyn electronics' major players; Jesse DeRosa, Baked Tapes impresario and member of both Grasshopper and The Hex Breaker Quintet /Quartet, and Joshua Slusher, of OPPONENTS, Creeplings, and The Grand Selector, someone who in my observation treats electronic music with a solemn, almost holy reverence. Their one cassette release, on Baked Tapes, under the early name of Night Travelers, is a moody masterpiece that will grow on you like a weed, is heavy without shying away at all from melody and counterpoint, and is very much its own thing while pleasantly recalling Popol Vuh, Edgar Froese / T-Dream, and The Residents' Eskimo. Hear The Spiritual Switchboard emanating 100% LIVE from WFMU / My Castle of Quiet on May 11.


Raleigh Moncrief
Thursday, May 10th, 2012, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

If you've dug the sound of new records by Ganglians and Dirty Projectors, or the guitar work in Marnie Stern's band, then you're already a fan of Raleigh Moncrief's work. The Sacramento-based producer took the web by storm with his beat-oriented Combed Over Chrome EP on the Obstructive Vibrations netlabel. Last year, he signed with Anticon to release Watered Lawn, a fantastically eclectic LP of electronic soul and psychedelic folk-hop. Raleigh Moncrief plays Brooklyn's Glasslands on April 23rd with Hubble and Jonas Reinhardt.


Bad Noids (Deed Runlea fills in)
Thursday, May 10th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

From the town that brought you 9 Shocks Terror, H100s and Inmates, the new school of Cleveland Ohio hardcore punk is here with Bad Noids. On tour with the 4th pressings of their fantastic EP, Bad Noids pay us a visit for a live set and interview in the WFMU studios. Simple, anthemic, catchy punk rock for simple, anthemic, catchy people. Did I mention that their singer Oddjob lights his hair on fire while playing? Did I also mention that they have a harmonica solo that might be even better than Gorilla Biscuits? A lot of bands wish they were from Cleveland, others actually are. Up the gamma toaster punks.


The Old Codger fills in for Mac
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
On WFMU this evening, there will be an unreasonable facsimile of a disk jockey in the 8 to 9pm hole. Courtney T. Edison, a.k.a. The Old Codger, will be filling in for Mac's Antique Phonograph Hour. On tap will be dubious recollections, insolent assertions, and glorious 78 rpm records in between the claptrap.


Dark Shadows Day
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
That Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie opens on Friday, so this week's special guest will be Matt Hall, who grew up in the shadow of "Dark Shadows:" his mother, actress Grayson Hall, was a star of the original TV series; his dad, Sam Hall, was one of the writers who turned Barnabas Collins into a complex, sympathetic vampire; and Matt himself was one of the writers of the Dark Shadows revival series. PLUS: Thunk Tank salutes Night Shift Workers Day, May 9. Get your shift together! It's one of the most benighted Thunk Tank shows ever!


Thank A Teacher Day
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
It's Teacher Appreciation Week and today is Thank A Teacher Day (#thankateacher). Aerial View wants to know which teachers changed YOUR life and how. Call Chris T. at 201-209-9368 from 5 - 7 PM Eastern time.


Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Live Concerts and Demos from Beyond the Beyond
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Join Tony for the second installment of a new biweekly program devoted to unreleased concert recordings and demos. This week focuses on mid-'80s Downtown NYC improv and post-No Wave, and features the music of Lytle/Cartwright/Moss, Christian Marclay, Zero Pop, Zozobra, Songs from a Random House, the Krakatoans, Fracas, and Rhythm Pie.


Action Bronson & Eamon McGrath
Monday, May 7th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with rapper Action Bronson (Queens, NY) and Eamon McGrath (Toronto, ON)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Serious Fun
Monday, May 7th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Original poetry, combined with spontaneous, creative improvisations that create fever dreams of avant Americana is what the ensemble Serious Fun is all about. This New Jersey collective musically mind-melds the original poetry of John Hammel (vocals, harmonica etc.); Peter Biedermann (guitars and electronics) and Pastor Anthony LaMort (keyboards, electronics, laptop) into a blend of mayhem and musical madness, straining to reach cathartic epiphanies of the soul and spirit. Serious Fun performs live in WFMU's "love" room.


Barbès Tenth Anniversary Remote
Saturday, May 5th, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Barbès, the intimate music-lover's haven celebrates at 376 9th St (corner of 6th Ave) in Park Slope Brooklyn, celebrates its tenth anniversary with a series of jam-packed concerts from May 1 to 6. We join the celebrations with a multi-band remote broadcast live from Barbès tonight from 6 to 9 pm. Featuring an all-star lineup of Barbès venue and label stalwarts including the Amazonian cumbia kings Chicha Libre, silken-voiced song-spinners Las Rubias del Norte, Northeast Brazil mangue beat bashers Nation Beat and Brassens Anglo-interpreters Pierre De Gaillande's Bad Reputation. Plus multi-instrumentalist Quince Marcum (of Barbès vets Stagger Back Brass Band, Hungry March Band and others) performs Greek rembetika and American work songs. As usual the tireless Irene Trudel will be both technical guru and co-host with Rob. Admission is free during the broadcast (although performers may pass the hat for voluntary donations) and if all that is not enough, we'll also be doling out free FMU swag.


Luke Roberts
Saturday, May 5th, 2012, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Nashville singer/songwriter Luke Roberts is currently on tour for his new album, "The Iron Gates and Throop and Newport" (Thrill Jockey), and will be in town for a show May 4th at Zebulon. He's stopping by the WFMU studios early on May 5th to play live during the 8am-9am hour of the program. His 2011 debut, "Big Bells and Dime Songs," caught the attention of a lot of people with its particular brand of plaintive and poetic country folk. The new album has a fuller sound, but for this session Luke will be solo.


"Put The Needle on The Downtown Soulville" Billy Jam & Mr. Fine Wine Team up for Remote from the East Village's Good Records
Friday, May 4th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the final of three in a row live remote WFMU broadcasts from Lower Manhattan Billy Jam will join forces with Mr. Fine Wine to do their respective weekly one-hour WFMU shows out of Good Records in the East Village spinning all vinyl sets. Joining Billy Jam will be store owner & DJ Jonathan Sklute along with his former Kemetic Suns hip-hop crew partner Kirby Dominant for a rare reunion set by the legendary underground Bay Area group. Meanwhile Mr. Fine Wine will spin his usual impeccable mix of rare soul and funk 45's. Open to the public Good Records is located at 218 E 5th Street. "Put The Needle On The Record" + "Downtown Soulville" at 7pm and 8pm respectively, Friday May 4th on WFMU.


Leif Elggren of the Kingdoms of Elgaland/Vargaland
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Coming to the WFMU studios to perform for us live will be the one and only, Leif Elggren of the Kingdoms of Elgaland/Vargaland. He will be in to discuss recent work, his audio and visual art, his current extended visit in the US among many other things. Additionally, he will be treating us to a rare live performance from our studios. Tune in for this royal treat.


7 Second Delay Bingo Night @ the UCB Theatre with, Todd Barry, Todd Colby, Dinosaur Feathers & More
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
This live broadcast of Seven Second Delay at NYC's UCB Theatre features special guests comedian Todd Barry, poet/performer/musician/exuberant genius Todd Colby; & musical act Dinosaur Feathers. PLUS! It's 7 Second Delay Bingo Night with the loveliest Bingo Announcer Ever, Miss Seven Second Delay 2012, Quinn! The winner of Bingo will leave the UCB Theater after the show in a Limousine! The UCB Theatre is located at 307 West 26th Street in Manhattan, near the corner of 8th Avenue. Admission $5. Tickets can be purchased at the theater 15 minutes before the show.


Kelly Cordes
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
This week on Thunk Tank, we’ll be interviewing professional climber, Patagonia (the company, not the country) ambassador, American Alpine Journal Senior Editor, and margarita connoisseur Kelly Cordes. Jay will be alternately nerding out, asking questions like, “Did you modify your ice tool’s pick profile for the rime ice on Cerro Torre?” and trying to dig into the Big Questions about Life, Sacrifice, Fear, and Glory in the high peaks. Bronwyn will be translating for the laymen keeping things light.


May Day Special
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Howie Seligman - "The Angry Accountant" - joins Chris T. to discuss the origins and history of May Day.


The Jigglers
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Unhinged punk rock and roll from a New York band actually made up of people from New York!


Young Jeezy
Monday, April 30th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with rapper Young Jeezy (Atlanta, GA) plus Nardwuar spins a bunch of music that has been sent to him! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Kevin Kastning
Monday, April 30th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

For a number of years Kevin Kastning has been turning acoustic guitar playing inside out. Sonic landscapes populate his music, with microtonal overlays of tones and textures. The Massachusetts-based Kastning also favors collaborations that mesh into musical other-ness, such as his discs with Hungarian guitarist Sándor Szabó and one with U.K guitarist Mark Wingfield last year. His lateest, "Tryptich" features a trio with Szabó and Balázs Major, and there's another new one on the way. Kevin Kastning plays live.


Marisa Anderson
Saturday, April 28th, 2012, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Guitarist Marisa Anderson was in New York recently to kick off a mini-tour with Doug Keith. Classically trained, she combines great technique with a powerful style. Drawing on a variety of influences, she is especially connected to pre-war blues. Playing both archtop and lap guitar, she creates music of profound emotional depth. Her latest album, "The Golden Hour" (Mississippi Records) was one of Jeffrey's favorites of 2011.


"Put The Needle On Tribeca WFMU with Conspiracy Of Beards + Benjamen Walker" live from the Jack Hanley Gallery
Friday, April 27th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For this second of three in a row, live remote WFMU broadcasts from Lower Manhattan, Billy Jam will set up the New Jersey radio station's remote broadcast unit out of NYC's TriBeCa district Jack Hanley Gallery where he will both pay tribute to the ongoing Tribeca Film Festival with guest co-host Benjamen Walker (WFMU's "Too Much Information"), and produce a performance by San Francisco's Conspiracy of Beards. This will the the third time the visiting West Coast 36 member, all male, vocal ensemble, whose repertoire consists of all acapella interpretations of Leonard Cohen songs - will perform live on WFMU. Open to the public, this one hour show will take place at 7pm out of the Jack Hanley Gallery, located at 136 Watts Street in TriBeCa on Friday April 27th on "Put The Needle On The Record" on WFMU.


Occultation
Friday, April 27th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

New York's Occultation are a metal band that nearly defy comparison. Baroque, otherworldly guitar and bass dance melodically over shifting time signatures, underpinning dissonant, eerie, male and female vocals; the overall effect evoking a haunted fortress, one hidden somewhere just above the clouds. With one foot in the post-psychedelic '70s, try to imagine Mortuary Drape in a collision with The Art Bears, if you will—if you can! The band were invited to My Castle of Quiet on the strength of a video shot by Beware of The Blog contributor (((unARTig))), as well as their 3-song CDr demo, Somber Dawn, which received heavy airplay on the show. Occultation now bring us their live set, in-person and in real time, on MCoQ. Their debut album, Three & Seven, is coming very soon.


Disappears
Thursday, April 26th, 2012, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Chicago 4-piece Disappears play trance-inducing rock music that draws on a range of influences from kraut to shoegaze to primordial punk. Founded in 2008 by vocalist/guitarist Brian Case (90 Day Men, The Ponys), they've just released their third LP in as many years for the hometown Kranky label. Pre Language features new drummer Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Crucif**s), who joins original members Jonathan Van Herik and Damon Carruesco for this live session. Disappears are in the midst of a tour that includes 4/19 at Brooklyn's Glasslands and 4/20 at Philly's Johnny Brendas—more tourdates here.


Raw Nerve + Chaos in Tejas Preview (Deed Runlea fills in)
Thursday, April 26th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
Chicago's Raw Nerve gasp their final breaths as they deliver a set of complete chaos and fury live in the WFMU studios. Recorded Easter Sunday the day of their last NYC show and one week before the band calls it quits, our listeners get to posthumously relive the magic one last time after their final performance on April 14 in Chicago with SQRM, Vile Gash, Manipulation, and Culo. This set spans their recorded output on the cult favorite Youth Attack Records, and captures Raw Nerve as one of the most brutally intense live hardcore bands of recent years. Dark, disorienting, violent, ugly, and ripping fast hardcore for the bold and adventurous listener. "Don't cry for me, I'm already dead." -Barney Gumble.

Later, we speak with Timmy Hefner, curator of the mighty Chaos In Tejas festival. In its eight year, this annual punk fest held in Austin TX hosts some of the most exiting names in underground music from all over the country and world. Performing this year are bands like Sham 69, Moss Icon, Nasum, The Clean, Saint Vitus, Dropdead, Midnight, Iceage, Ted Leo, Ringworm, The Mob, Toys That Kill, No Age, Screaming Females, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments and Big Freedia, as well as too many solid American DIY hardcore acts to list. We hear about the history and current state of Chaos, the DIY punk scene in Austin, and what Timmy carries in his punk pouch, as well as a mixtape of acts from this year. May 31 through June 2, 2012 Austin.


Terry Malts
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
As far as we know, Terry Malts haven't co-opted the old "Blondie Is A Group" tag line/rallying cry, but they might want to consider it. The Bay Area three-piece -- which includes no one named "Terry" OR "Malts" -- bring their distortion-filled punky pop to WFMU as they hit the east coast in support of their fine new full-length, Killing Time (Slumberland). If you enjoy simple catchy punk rock songs a la Buzzcocks or Ramones, covered with a nice fuzzy blanket of... well, fuzz, then tune in to the Evan "Funk" Davies Show on Wednesday night, April 25th, to hear Terry Malts play live! And see them in person on Friday April 20 at Mercury Lounge and Saturday April 21 at Glasslands Gallery!


Poet Jim Behrle
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
"Poetry occupies a cultural space in Contemporary American Society somewhere between Tap Dancing and Ventriloquism," says Thunk Tank Poet Laureate Jim Behrle. The Brainiacs wind up their salute to National Poetry Month with a live on-air interview with Behrle, as he discusses the state of American poetry. How fancy is that?!

THUNK TANK! (haiku)
I listened to it.
What are you supposed to think
Of a show like that?

April is National Poetry Month, and Thunk Tank will be celebrating all month long with special weekly features and guests!


What's the Matter With Florida?
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Florida's been in the news lately and it got Chris T. thinking about how he's never had a good time in the Sunshine State. What about you? Call 201-209-9368.


Los Vigilantes and the Paint Fumes
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Jersey City may not survive this double dose of crazy rock and roll. First, the juvenile delinquent garagepunk sounds en espanol of San Juan, Puerto Rico's Los Vigilantes. Next, out of Charlotte, North Carolina we have the Paint Fumes, whose dizzying punk rock mix will leave you gasping for air.


Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Live Concerts and Demos from Beyond the Beyond
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Join Tony as he kicks off his new biweekly series devoted to unreleased concert recordings and demos. This week: Early demos and a complete 1976 concert from Virginia/Washington, D.C. proggers Happy the Man. Warning: This show will not be archived and will contain the gentle hissing of tapes.


Hockey Songs
Monday, April 23rd, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
In honour of the NHL Playoffs Nardwuar and Vancouver Record Collector/DJ Ed Lasko spin some Hockey Tunes! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Bill Griffith
Monday, April 23rd, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
Legendary cartoonist Bill Griffith will join Benjamen Walker in the studio for a LIVE one hour conversation about Zippy the Pinhead and his work in Underground comix - much of which is featured in his new book "Lost and Found". PLUS they will take listener calls.


Charanams
Saturday, April 21st, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Queens sextet Charanams adroitly blends South India's carnatic classical music and instrumentation with jazz improv and other influences. Led by gifted mother-and-daughter team Nivedita and Sam ShivRaj, Charanams won WNYC's Battle of the Boroughs last year. We won't make the band do battle at WFMU, but Charanams' Studio B engagement does kick off an ambitious spring campaign, which continues with assaults on Drom in the East Village on May 4 and LIC Bar in Long Island City on May 7.


Tronics and Literature
Saturday, April 21st, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Tronics are a DIY lo-fi post-punk band originally active from 1979-84. The band released the legendary "Love Backed by Force" LP and a number of EPs for labels including Creation Records. What's Your Rupture Records has reissued "Love Backed by Force" and the "Shark F*cks" 7" and band leader Zarjaz will perform the songs of Tronics and his project Freakapuss!

We will also have the amazing band Literature from Austin, Texas. These guys are jumpy, jangly, ultra-catchy pop music sure to please Flying Nun or C86 fans. "Arab Spring," the debut LP from this Austin, TX is available now from Square of Opposition. So tune in this Sat April 21 on Cherry Blossom Clinic starting at 3pm to hear 2 incredible bands live: LITERATURE and the TRONICS!


T Valentine
Saturday, April 21st, 2012, 1pm - 3pm
on
Fool's Paradise with Rex
In anticipation of his first ever NYC appearance, T Valentine will share candid revelations about his life and music career in an exclusive one on one interview with Rex. Learn the story behind T Val’s chart-topper “Hello, Lucille, Are You A Lesbian?” and the true identity of his muse, Betty Sue. Don’t miss the broadcast event of a lifetime!


Two Hours of Nick Lowe!
Saturday, April 21st, 2012, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Two hours of Nick Lowe and Nick Lowe related music – including part two of Michael’s chat with the man himself. We’ll discuss his 40+ year career and his current tour that brings him to New York’s Town Hall on April 25th.


"Put The Needle On The 420 Themed Records" live from the East Village's Good Records (Billy Jam fills in for Shut Up, Weirdo 6-7pm)
Friday, April 20th, 2012, 6pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the first of three in a row, live remote WFMU broadcasts from Lower Manhattan, Billy Jam will produce a special extended two-hour edition of "Put The Needle On The Record" out of East Village record shop Good Records in honor of both the unofficial cannabis holiday "420" (April 20th), and as a warm-up to Record Store Day (the following day Saturday April 21st). As well as spinning cannabis themed hip-hop music, the current legal status of medical marijuana in New York, New Jersey, and California will be discussed during this broadcast that is open to the public. Note the early start of this extended edition of "Put The Needle on the Record" (also filling in for "Shut Up Weirdo"); 6pm to 8pm on WFMU out of Good Records at 218 East 5th Street, NYC.


Crazy 45s Party!
Thursday, April 19th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Norton Records Honcho Billy Miller recently alphabetized his thousands of 45s and came across some rockin' oddballs that haven't been heard on the airwaves since Eisenhower was in short pants. Billy drops by with those rare killers along with an exclusive preview of the new Esquerita album "Sinner Man."


Roadburn Recap 2012 - in Technicolor!
Thursday, April 19th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane returns from the mighty Roadburn fest from Tilburg, Netherlands with stories to tell, pix to see and music to hear, and she's sharing! The lineup is massive: some highlights will be-Agalloch, Ancient VVisdom, Black Tusk, dIsembowelment, The Obsessed, OM, Sleep, Saviours, Tombs, Killing Joke, Voivod, Ulver... check the site in the meantime. The playlist will be accompanied by photos AND a blog post. Tune in to experience the festival the best way you can if you cannot be there! The entire 3 hours of the Fun Machine will be dedicated to coverage of the Roadburn Festival.



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