Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Writing Gordon Lightfoot: Nardwuar vs. Dave Bidini
Monday, December 12th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with author Dave Bidini about his new book "Writing Gordon Lightfoot." Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Melaena Cadiz
Monday, December 12th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Drawing from that fine tradition of country folk singers, Melaena Cadiz has been making a name for herself both as a solo artist and as a backing vocalist. Her pastoral music is filled with her unusually arresting voice, a standout especially when she performs live. Melaena has been compared to the likes of June Carter Cash and Patsy Cline with a touch of Joanna Newsome's unusual style. Cadiz also haunting role in Matt Bauer's video "Blacklight Horses." Melaena Cadiz is in town with her band and plays live on WFMU.


Harpoon Forever
Sunday, December 11th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

Sunday, 12/11/11, Jersey natives and indie pop rock newcomers, Harpoon Forever, make their radio debut on Keili's show from 6-9am. Pure power pop without the pretentiousness. These nice boys will warm your heart and smash your face in. Guitarist and lead singer, Alex Goldstein has some mad swagger.


Live from Barbes: Sanda Weigl + Alexandros Papadakis + TriBeCaStan + Raya Brass band
Saturday, December 10th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Another action-packed evening of wall-to-wall live music from Barbes, the intimate music-lover's haven at 376 9th St (corner of 6th Ave) in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Featuring the splendid chanteuse Sanda Weigl accompanied by keyboardist extraordinaire Shoko Nagai; Alexandros Papadakis, a master of the spellbinding lyra (fiddle) and other traditional instruments from Crete; sonic globetrotters TriBeCaStan and their array of exotic instruments from everywhere; and the incomparable Balkan brass bashers Raya Brass Band.

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 we'll be doling out free FMU swag.


The Happy Refugees
Saturday, December 10th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is excited to welcome The Happy Refugees to the WFMU airwaves on December 10th! This British band created a brand of highly charged cult post-punk akin to early Mekons, Toy Love, Swell Maps and the Nightingales back in the '80s. But now they've reunited for the first time in nearly 30 years to set the record straight. Their classic record "Last Chance Saloon" (Acute) is being reissued and they're playing their first US shows ever Fri Dec 9 at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn w/ Crystal Stilts, and Dec 10 Sat at Cake Shop w/ Regal Degal.


Live from East End Bar in Portland, Oregon
Friday, December 9th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine
Mr. Fine Wine will be broadcasting live from the East End bar in Portland, Oregon (203 SE Grand Ave., 5–6 p.m. local time), featuring guests including the biggest record dealer in the world, Craig Moerer (recordsbymail.com), gospel compiler Mike McGonigal (“Fire in My Bones,” “This May Be My Last Time Singing”), and other Portland 45 luminaries.


Shelley Hirsch
Friday, December 9th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Shelley Hirsch has been a fixture of the Downtown Music scene for decades. A talented composer, improviser and vocalist, her work willfully blurs lines between singing, acting and storytelling. A performance by Hirsch could be many different things - it's often a spontaneous burst of imagery, reacting to her surroundings, lapsing into dreamlike imagery and nostalgic songs. But it's never predictable. As such we don't know quite what she'll do when she drops by the Minotaur's cave, we only know that she'll be here.


Ralphie G of The (NYC) Mob
Thursday, December 8th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Ralphie G, vocalist for The (NYC) Mob, will be guest DJing on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine on the Peer Pressure Segment of the program! Regular listeners please note, Diane has moved to Thursdays Noon-3pm!! The Peer Pressure segment is generally from 1-2:30, but Ralphie has requested extra time: his guest slot will run from 1-3! Listeners can ask Ralphie questions LIVE on the online playlist during the program! Tune in (stream or FM) to hear some of the history of this seminal band that opened doors for everyone else in the NYHC (New York Hardcore) scene, and favorites from his personal history!


Ted the Brony
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Following their thunk-infested art opening at a fancy downtown gallery, the Brainiacs present: Ted the Brony! Ted is a grown man who enjoys a wonderful cartoon about ponies, magic, and friendship, just like all the other Bronies do. Let's talk to him! Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7–8 PM, on Thunk Tank.


Mueran Humanos
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Mueran Humanos (translated: Death To Humanity) are the duo of Carmen Burguess and Tomas Nochteff, two Argentine transplants to Berlin. Together, they've incorporated visual art and industrial synthscapes while utilizing some driving, processed bass guitar in the proceedings; they've been called a garage-rock version of Chris and Cosey. Dark elements of Suicide, DAF, Soft Cell abound amidst Spanish lyrics, they're less dancefloor and more expansive electro-psychedelia, and have a recent release on Sean from Cult of Youth's excellent Blind Prophet label. They stop by to perform on Brian's show today on their 2nd US tour.


Mudd Up live broadcast from the Spectacle Theater (DJ Rupture fills in for Bethany)
Monday, December 5th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture

Join DJ Rupture for a special live broadcast on Monday December 5th at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn. The radio show will be built from a YouTube selection of some of Rupture’s favorite Moroccan tracks from the 70s to present, and will be followed by a screening of Ahmed El Maanouni’s gripping and poetic Nass El Ghiwane documentary film, TRANSES (1981). Nass El Ghiwane, a group of working class musicians from Casablanca, revolutionized Maghrebi song in the 1970s and remain Morocco’s most important band. TRANSES captures them at the height of their power. Doors at 7:30pm, $5 admission goes to Spectacle and includes homemade mint tea and dates.


Echo and the Bunnymen
Monday, December 5th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen (Liverpool, UK) with some questions for Ian provided by Courtney Love! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Gringo Star
Sunday, December 4th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Keili presents Gringo Star! No, not the Beatle... The white guys from the south - "We are white stars, but white in a derogatory Mexican slang kinda way." Two brothers and two others, they take turns playing each instrument and singing lead. The result is a band with a variety of sounds and influences, from country to punk, churning out a garage-y sound that's hot.


Sol Okarina
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Colombian-based singer and songwriter Sol Okarina was born in Guayana, Venezuela, where the Orinoco and Caroni rivers converge - a spectacular setting that left an indelible mark on her music and lyrics. She also continues to play her childhood instrument, the Venezuelan cuatro, a diminutive member of the guitar family. Sol Okarina blends those deep-rooted elements into her engaging modern mix of indie rock, cumbia, Caribbean and South American sounds and African-influenced champeta on her impressive debut album Sumergible - and with her band live in WFMU's Studio B this week.


Two Bands: Barrence Whitfield & the Savages + Cruddy
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
After a long hiatus, the (mostly) original line-up of Boston legends Barrence Whitfield & The Savages are back on WFMU this Sat, Dec 3rd. Their wild, searing 2011 LP, "Savage Kings" (Munster/ Shake it) with Barrence’s amazing r'n'b shouter vocals calls to mind Little Richard or Esquerita live in their prime! Plus Peter Greenberg (DMZ) is back on searing guitar! Also Barrence & the Savages are playing the early show (7pm doors) at Maxwell’s later that evening! And if that weren’t enough later in the show we’ll have a live performance from Cruddy -- Punk ROCK from Austin, TX (featuring current, former members Total Abuse & Best Fwends.) Cruddy’s debut album "Negative World" (12XU) is total hardcore punk dynamics compressed into brutally efficient short, shock songs akin to early Black Flag, Necros & the Urinals. They’re currently on tour & will be playing Sat Dec 3 in NYC at The Cake Shop.


Mark Wirtz
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with record producer/recording artist Mark Wirtz, who produced some influential 60’s gems as EMI in-house producer working at Abbey Road Studios, then moved to L.A. and worked with an interesting mix of people, including Kim Fowley, Helen Reddy, Leon Russell, and Dean Martin. Mark also paints, has written novels and does stand up comedy - it is sure to be an interesting chat!


Author Will Hermes
Friday, December 2nd, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
New York in the 1970s was reviled by the rest of the country. The city was broke, crime-ridden and seemed to be held together by graffiti and garbage bags. And out of that sludge heap blossomed hip-hop, salsa, disco and American punk and new wave. Rolling Stone senior critic Will Hermes documents New York's vital musical growth between 1973 and 1977 in his new book "Love Goes to Buildings on Fire," and he'll stop by the minotaur lair to guest DJ and talk tunes.


Former NBA player Bob Greacen
Thursday, December 1st, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Night People talk to former NBA player Bob Greacen about all things Basketball.


Fulminate Trio
Thursday, December 1st, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Fulminate Trio features Anders Nilsson on electric guitar, Ken Filiano on double bass and Michael Evans on drums, with everyone doubling on electronics. Fulminate have been playing a form of Jazz, experimental free music, and a bit of rock around the New York area for a number of years now. They released their self titled album a few years ago and have been consistently delivering their unique blend of sonic experiments with full throttle gusto. You'll have a chance to hear them live this week when they come down to WFMU and make music magic happen.


King Louie's Missing Monuments
Thursday, December 1st, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The legendary King Louie Bankston has been a mover and shaker on the rock and roll scene for years, including as a founding member of New Orleans garage rockers the Royal Pendletons, Portland's Exploding Hearts, the Persuaders, the Loose Diamonds and as his own one-man band. The Missing Monuments, his latest project, teams Louie with Seattle guitarist Julien Fried for a power-pop raveup so good that it has to be heard to be believed! So far, they have an album and single out on the Douche Master label.


The Monkees
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork of the Monkees (Hollywood, CA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Seven Second Delay at the UCB Theatre with Bill Plympton, Broad City and More!
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Andy and Ken
Seven Second Delay returns to the stage of NYC's UCB Theatre on Wednesday, November 30th from 6-7 pm for a live broadcast. Joining Ken and Andy will be Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, stars of the very funny web series Broad City, Academy Award-winning animator Bill Plympton, and an exciting musical guest TBA! The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.


Wooden Shjips
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
First visit to WFMU from the bliss-out psychedelic combo out of San Francisco. Motorik beats and dream-fuzz soundscapes evoking elements of Suicide, f/i, Spacemen 3 to float from your radio speakers this afternoon; catch the band in advance November 10th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.


Lydia Ainsworth
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

After a brief exile in the exotic land of Canada, Lydia Ainsworth has returned! Armed with only a keyboard and her trusty laptop, Lydia uses her soundtrack expertise to create haunting and complex textures complemented by ethereal vocals.


Misty Roses
Monday, November 28th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

The dark and the dramatic elements of towering song from a bygone era are the stylistic embodiments of Misty Roses' music. Fronted by Robert Conroy and Johnny Perl, they channel the likes of Scott Walker, Dusty Springfield, Burt Bacharach,, Serge Gainsbourg, Jimmy Webb, Ennio Morricone and many other musicians who incorporate a certain sweeping orchestral sound into their work. Since carrying an orchestra with them is a bit out of the price range these days, Misty Roses often strips things down to an electronic version. Misty Roses strips down even further to an acoustic version with piano for their latest performance on Irene's show.


Cynics
Saturday, November 26th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Terre T is honored to welcome The Cynics back to the Cherry Blossom Clinic. The Cynics are garage punk legends, pioneering their brand of 6Ts influenced rock for over 30 years now. And they show no sign of letting up - their latest album "Spinning Wheel Motel" (Get Hip) is a straight-up masterpiece and is certain to top year end lists! So whether you're a long-time fan or new to the charms of Michael K and company, check out The Cynics live on the CBC!


Miniature Minotaurs Post Thanksgiving Special
Friday, November 25th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Why, what did you think "Black Friday" means?


Wild Flag
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Carrie Brownstein from WIld Flag and Portlandia (Portland, OR)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Thanksgiving Special
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
This Tuesday, 11/22, on Thunk Tank, it's the Thunksgiving Special, as Bronwyn and Jay give thanks for everything they're thankful for, but mostly for Bacon Lube! Also, Cyrillic Tiny-Voice Death Metal, artisanal bourbon, and Glenn Beck. Eat pie! There will be pie! This week, on Thunk Tank with Bronwyn and Jay.


Nate Wooley / Colin Stetson / C. Spencer Yeh / Ryan Sawyer
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Heavy soujourn into the outer realms of sound today with trumpet, sax, violin, vox, percussion and more from four fellows that have been leading lights in modern improvisation. Sawyer is curating the full month of November at Union Pool (481 Union Avenue in Williamsburg) which includes sets with Borbetomagus, Susan Alcorn, Sightings, Trevor Dunn and more. The quartet on Brian's program this afternoon is slated to perform at the Pool at 9pm that evening as well.


The Might Could
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Live this week on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine, The Might Could! Hailing from Richmond, Virginia and featuring Erik Larson of Hail Hornet, who also founded and was the talent hub of Alabama Thunderpussy, his new project The Might Could are a blend of metal and southern rock, full of melody and twin guitar goodness! Tune in to hear these these guys play a blazing set of tracks from their debut release on Small Stone Records! Airing at 1pm this week on the Fun Machine!!


Nymph
Monday, November 21st, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Brooklyn experimental-psych weirdos Nymph swing by the studio for a live set and to convince you to check out the Ethan Mousike-directed "Les Rallizes Desnudes" documentary they are co-presenting with Northern Spy Records at the Spectacle Theater in Williamsburg tonight (screenings at 7:30 and 9:30pm).


Strange Boys
Saturday, November 19th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The Cherry Blossom Clinic is thrilled to welcome The Strange Boys back to the WFMU airwaves! This Austin six-piece have been a force to reckon with on the garage scene for the last few years, adding a jittery nervousness to their thump. Their latest album "Live Music" (Rough Trade) is both brilliant & beautiful and has been getting great reviews in both the US and UK. So check them out on the CBC with Terre T!


Ron Ryan
Saturday, November 19th, 2011, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Ron Ryan - a veteran of U.K. '60s groups The Blue Aces, The Walkers & The Riot Squad - who claims to have been cheated out of millions as the true writer of the Dave Clark Five hits "Because" and "Bits and Pieces."


Christian Marclay & Otomo Yoshihide
Friday, November 18th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
In anticipation of their duo concert at the Japan Society in NYC on the 19th, Christian Marclay and Otomo Yoshihide pay a visit to WFMU. Marclay is renowned in both the worlds of Downtown music and visual arts, repurposing vinyl records in both arenas to create a new art of detritus. Yoshihide has explored noise, ambient and electronic sound art, jazz and Japanese folk music through a succession of groundbreaking bands and improv meetings, playing guitars (sometimes reconstructed) and turntables (with and without records) and at one time even a turntable mounted in a guitar. Tune in for a solo guitar performance by Yoshihide followed by a conversation with these two absolute masters of sound art.


Live Ones
Thursday, November 17th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Scorching live set from Live Ones, delivering hopped up 3-piece Rock'n'Roll in the grand New York tradition. Catchy tunes, howling vocals, and a big beat. Debut album out now on Drug Front Records.


[10:30] Piracy expert Joe Karaganis on Copy Culture and SOPA
Thursday, November 17th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

As Congress considers the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), media piracy expert Joe Karaganis discusses preliminary conclusions from The Copy Culture Survey: Infringement and Enforcement in the US,including the discovery that most of us are pirates

Joe Karaganis is vice president at The American Assembly at Columbia University and former Program Director at the Social Science Research Council. He is the editor of The Politics of Open Source Adoption (2005), Structures of Participation in Digital Culture (2007), and the landmark report Media Piracy in Emerging Economies (2011).



Jerry Shirley
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Earlier this year, legendary Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley called in to the Evan "Funk" Davies show -- at 3am UK time! -- to share some memories of his friend and bandmate Steve Marriott on the 20th anniversary of Marriott's death. Jerry's fascinating autobiography, Best Seat In The House: Drumming In The '70s with Marriott, Frampton and Humble Pie (Rebeats/Hal Leonard), has just been released and we're happy to welcome him back to the WFMU airwaves for a more extensive interview! In addition to spending his late teens and early 20s with The Pie, one of rock & roll's first supergroups, Jerry played on Syd Barrett's solo records and did sessions with John Entwistle, B.B. King, Sammy Hagar and Badfinger's Joey Molland, among others. Jerry will be sharing stories from his remarkable career behind the kit, and EFD will be spinning plenty of Humble Pie and other related records. Don't miss this! And come out to meet Jerry (along with fellow drumming legend Carmine Appice!) at the book release party on Thursday Nov. 17 at the Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St in NYC.


The Maxines
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with The Maxines from Olympia, WA! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Seven Second Delay at the UCB Theatre with Kurt Braunohler, Sasha Frere-Jones, The Bandana Splits & an Encore!
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Andy and Ken
Seven Second Delay return to the stage of NYC's UCB Theater this Wednesday, November 16th from 6-7pm for a live broadcast of Seven Second Delay. Joining Ken and Andy on stage will be comedian and author Kurt Braunohler, New Yorker Music Critic Sasha Frere-Jones and Musical guest The Bandana Splits. Plus, Ken & Andy duel in Spit-Take Roulette and give their first (and last) Encore EVER! The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.


Daniel Menche plus Chop Shop
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Two sound pioneers perform separately on Brian's show today, first: Portland, Oregon-based Daniel Menche has been an architect of an amazing variety of experimentation since 1989. Using basic collected sounds from completely open sources, his manipulations and layerings focus in identifying core elements in each sound utilized, showcasing its found energy upfront and transforming the sounds in a way much more imaginatively and mapped out than your average noise artist. Menche's wonderful blog also documents his running of one of the most organized, picturesque elementary school libraries in the world, as well as the day to day exploits of his kickass dog, Arrow. Up next: Scott Konzelmann's discography as Chop Shop reflects similar organic source sensibilities that traverse boundaries and definitions, though this Brooklyn-based artist also focuses on the sounds of physical decay via specialized constructions that include speakers and hybrid objects of his own creation; all emphasizing the physicality of sound again without falling into the trappings of any designated 'noise' scene. A very rare live radio appearance today on Brian's show!


Laura Pleasants of Kylesa
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Kylesa guitarist/vocalist Laura Pleasants joins Diane for the Peer Pressure segment from 1-2:30 pm. We're excited to hear about her influences as well as Kylesa's next move! Listeners will have the opportunity to ask Laura questions via our online playlist! Tune In; Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine is on from Noon-3pm on Tuesdays!


KARP Lives!
Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

In the '90s KARP built some of the heaviest, unique and influential sounds to come out of the northwest that some 20 years later still no one has been able to touch. Tune in for an hour long special on KARP where Marty McSorley will be joined by William Badgley director of "Kill All Redneck Pricks: A Documentary Film about a Band Called KARP," a new documentary about the band that draws from more than 20 hours of never before seen live footage, features unreleased tracks form the band as well as interviews with The Melvins, Unwound, Calvin Johnson, Kathleen Hannah, and Joe Preston.


Mimi Goese & Ben Neill
Monday, November 14th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Mimi Goese (pronounced GAY-zuh), formerly of NYC pop-punk heroes Hugo Largo, and electro-acoustic wizard Ben Neill visit Airborne Event to share some of the neo-romantic songs from their new record, "Songs for Persephone." The songs are based on various 19th century romantic works by composers such as Mahler, Berlioz, and Bruckner. Paradoxically, the duo uses modern digital technology to bring the lush classicism of two centuries ago back to life by layering Goese's evocative vocals together with the heady ambiances of Neill's self-designed mutantrumpet and cello accompaniment. Mimi & Ben also perform on November 17th at the Lincoln Center Atrium.


Brian Degraw of Gang Gang Dance
Monday, November 14th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
Brian will DJ some of his favorite current sounds and sit down for an interview.


Alash
Monday, November 14th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

While the members of Alash play music of their ancestors and the greats of Tuva and Central Asia, they are equally influenced by such western artists as Sun Ra and Jimi Hendrix. Which is not to say they turn their backs on tradition. Alash incorporates some modern instrumentation with throat singing and sounds that span the ages. While on a rare U.S.tour, Alash make a stopover to play live in the WFMU love room.


Kardeş Türküler with Arto Tunçboyacıyan and Ara Dinkjian
Saturday, November 12th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Turkey’s Kardeş Türküler (“Songs of Fraternity”) is a group with a mission. Too often, they say, the ethnic diversity of Anatolia has led to cross-cultural conflict rather than cross-cultural collaboration. Their goal is to help change that – by featuring musicians and music from cultures across Anatolia – Turkish, Kurdish, Azerbaijani, Roma and more. Kardeş Türküler will play a Moon and Stars Project Turkish earthquake relief benefit concert at Merkin Hall, 129 W 67 St., Sunday November 13 at 7 pm. They will be joined in concert and at WFMU by Grammy-winning Turkish-Armenian jazz-roots hybridist / alchemist Arto Tunçboyacıyan and acclaimed composer and oud virtuoso Ara Dinkjian.

Pronouncers:
Kardeş Türküler = KAR – desh TER – ker - lar
Tunçboyacıyan = Tunk-boy-a-jian


The Barreracudas
Saturday, November 12th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

It’s the Atlanta show on the Cherry Blossom Clinic! We’re excited to welcome The Barreracudas to WFMU! Hailing from Atlanta, The Barreracudas combine the drive & songwriting of classic power pop with the lean muscle of garage rock AND they’ve got an insanely great, brand new album out now: Nocturnal Missions (Douchemaster.) Also on the show, is Atlantan guest DJ from Vikki Vaden of FRINGE FACTORY, so prep yourself for a psychedelic freakbeat radio head trip ! So tune in this Sat Nov 12 for a taste of Hotlanta coolness on your radio!


Jackie and the Cedrics & the Fadeaways
Thursday, November 10th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Brace your eardrums for the Japanese rock and roll invasion on Three Chord Monte! First up, it is the Far East's Kings of Surf Jackie and the Cedrics! The Tokyo legends return to the U.S. for the first time in who knows how long as Rockin' Enocky, Rockin' Jelly Bean and Jackie T-Bird kick out the twang! Up next are The Fadeaways, the best garage-punk act out of Japan since Teengenerate!


Real Estate and Glenn Danzig
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
All New Jersey interview special with Real Estate and Glenn Danzig! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Nisennenmondai
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, 3am - 6am
on
Nat Roe
For over ten years, Tokyo's power trio Nisennenmondai has been expanding their take on free-flowing Krautrock, with jazz inflected chord structures and a feel that recalls Can and Neu! They're currently on tour with Battles through the US, with New York dates in early November at Webster Hall and Death By Audio.


The Old Codger fills in for the Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
He's a nasty piece of work made up of many smaller pieces of nastiness, but he knows more about 78 rpm records than your Uncle Seymour. The Old Codger fills in for WFMU's Antique Phonograph Hour on Tuesday November 8 from 8-9pm Eastern. His third set of dentures are older than you!


Call of the Wild
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
This new NYC trio whip up a Dinosaur/Thin Lizzy/Detroit-style tornado with none other than Allison Busch of Awesome Color and Red Dawn II on drum action! It is time to rock, until your head falls off your neck.


Bebe Buell
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Model, singer, author, mom and 100% rocker! Bebe Buell will guest DJ on the Peer Pressure segment of DKFM. She'll have a rocking playlist and will talk about the music she loves and what it takes to stay in the rock world! Listeners will be able to ask questions on the interactive playlist, as she will be on the program live from 1:00-2:30. Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine is on from Noon-3pm on Tuesdays.


Dark Entries DJ Set
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

Josh Cheon of the Dark Entries label brings a stack of records to share with the people. Get ready for tons of deep dark wave '80s minimal synth post punk jammy jams from the personal collection of the man behind some great reissues form Dark Day, Eleven Pond, Borghesia, xex, Jeff & Jane Hudson and more!


Live from the Spectacle Theater
Monday, November 7th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture

DJ Rupture comes to Williamsburg's Spectacle Theater for a special live cinematic transmission of his WFMU radio show "Mudd Up!" built from a YouTube selection of Rupture's favorite Algerian songs, followed by a 9pm screening of the fantastic musical comedy, "100% Arabica." $5 cover includes homemade mint tea and dates.


Dikanda
Saturday, November 5th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
The dynamic and compelling band Dikanda hails from an old Baltic port city in Poland. But while Polish roots are part of Dikanda's musical mix, so are traditions from across Eastern Europe and even Asia. The group sings in several languages - including an imaginary idiom sprung from accordionist / singer Anna Witczak's fertile imagination. Dikanda has won a slew of awards in Poland and the band has performed around the world. Including, now, in WFMU's Studio B right here in Jersey City.


Michael Shelley chats with Nile Rodgers!
Saturday, November 5th, 2011, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Nile Rodgers, who started as a New York session guitarist while still in his teens, then formed Chic, who were at the forefront of disco with hits like "Le Freak", and "Good Times." Rodgers also has a hand in writing and producing hits like Sister Sledge “We Are Family”, Diana Ross "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out", David Bowie “Let's Dance”, Madonna's “Like a Virgin”, The B-52’s "Love Shack". He also the author of the new book "Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny."


Norton Records 25th Anniversary Special
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
The Norton Records gang drop by to celebrate 25 years in show biz. Expect torrid tales, insane 45s and scores of celebrities from the Norton Records roster dropping in. Plus--the worldwide announcement of the Norton Records Customer of the Year (five years ago a stunned Robert Plant received this top honor).


Str8 West Coastin' with Still Life, DJ Eleven and Dopeshoes (Small Change fills in for Noah)
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Three California-bred DJs bring a taste of the West to the heart of Jersey City. DJ Eleven is part of the world famous Rub crew alongside Cosmo Baker and DJ Ayres, and Still Life is the host of Worldwide Smash on EVR, and they all have serious knowledge about the westside backyard vibes. Grill and blunts not included.


The Bon
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Tune in this coming Wednesday night for the first-ever live set from a Canadian band on the Evan "Funk" Davies show! The Bon recently blew through town like a Canadian rock front, leaving stunned fans in their wake at their live shows as well as at their WFMU recording session. Featuring former members of the Leather Uppers and Tijuana Bibles, Toronto's The Bon blend '60s garage with what we used to just call "rock" in the '70s. A liberal helping of wah-wah pedal gives the final result a kind of Cream-meets-The-Cynics feel; fans of late-'60s era Rolling Stones will likely dig it as well. Tune in this Wednesday night at 9pm to hear The Bon live, and look for their new album Static Electricity out now on the Boppa Do Down label!


Roger Allen: Scary Music
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
In honour of "Hallowe'en Week" Roger Allen presents a bunch of Scary Music! Doot doola doot doo... Boo Boo!


Seven Second Delay at the UCB Theatre with Andy Borowitz, Michael Showalter and Rebecca Gates
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Andy and Ken
Seven Second Delay return to the stage of NYC's UCB Theater this Wednesday, November 2nd from 6-7pm for a live broadcast of Seven Second Delay. Joining Ken and Andy on stage will be comedian and author Michael Showalter, creator of the Borowitz Report Andy Borowitz and Musical guest Rebecca Gates. Plus, an Occupy Wall Street Drum Circle and more Radio Sight Gags! The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.


Ital
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011, Noon - 2pm
on Scones Radio

On the Scones Radio Podcast with Brad LaBonte and Momo:
As a member of Black Eyes and Mi Ami, Daniel Martin-McCormick has been responsible for some heavily rhythmic, noisy, percussive rock music. He has also put out several releases of dubbed-out murk-pop under his Sex Worker alias. As of late, he's been turning heads in dance music circles for his releases as Ital. Over three solo 12"s, two for the Not Not Fun-related 100% Silk and one on his own Lover's Rock label, Ital has carved out an original modern house sound. He takes some cues from classic Detroit acts, but the productions have a rough, personal feel that firmly aligns Martin-McCormick with not only 100% Silk's current crop of basement producers, but truly distinctive weirdos like Omar-S and Hieroglyphic Being.

For this edition of the Scones Radio podcast, Ital is contributing an exclusive mix. We have no idea what it's going to sound like, but given his wide range of influences and impeccable taste, it's sure to be a treat.


Bob Bert
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
From Sonic Youth to the Knoxville Girls, Bewitched, Chrome Cranks, Pussy Galore, Boss Hog, International Shades and now Five Dollar Priest, Bob Bert has an impressive rock resume as a drummer. He'll be Diane's guest on the Peer Pressure segment of the program, so will be giving the listeners a taste of his world, which is sure to be loud! Let this BBGun Zine founder and writer blow your mind! Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine is on from Noon-3pm; the Peer Pressure segment starts at 1pm!


Black Fortress of Opium
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Reverberating guitar joins both rock and middle-eastern influenced sounds to create melodic darkwave with forays into prog rock and psychedelia. The diverse musical soundscape frames the haunting voice of Ajda, the Turkish Queen.


Debbie spins Halloween songs
Monday, October 31st, 2011, 8pm - 10pm
on
Debbie Does WFMU with Debbie D. (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
DJ Debbie spins Halloween songs tonight!


D-O RADIO Premiere Broadcast
Monday, October 31st, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
destination: OUT (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Eloquent commentary and exquisite taste are the hallmarks of the jazz and adventurous music blog Destination Out. Now the authors of Destination Out, Jeff Golick and Jeff Jackson, are bringing their passions — and their record collections — to WFMU via a new monthly broadcast airing on WFMU's 24-hour alternate stream Give the Drummer Radio. Listen for the premiere broadcast of D-O RADIO on Monday October 31, from Noon to 3pm. Subsequent broadcasts will be presented at noon on the last Monday of every month.


Singles Going Steady Week with Ted Barron of the Boogie Woogie Flu
Monday, October 31st, 2011, 3am - 6am
on
The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow
Returning for his 3rd year of Singles Going Steady, the Ted Barron of the Boogie Woogie Flu blog will once again transmogrify Frowville into Fluville with piping fresh country, soul, folk-pop, and other species of 45s. Some vintage, some new, all 100% guaranteed to be awesome or, well, nothing.


Monica Presents Single File: An Unorderly Procession of Digi 7"s From the WFMU Blog Empire
Sunday, October 30th, 2011, 7pm - 9pm
on
Monica's show
Eschewing the dust mites and bother of shlepping her own 7"s out of cold storage, Monica digs deep into the digital dungeons of WFMU's blog empire for singles swag and non-hits ripped at unacceptably low bit rates. Expect an unwieldy array of unearthed gems from Beware of the Blog, Mining the Audio Motherlode, Rock'N'Soul Ichiban, UbuWeb, and much more.


Singles Going Steady, Live from the WFMU Record Fair: Beat for Go!
Sunday, October 30th, 2011, 5pm - 7pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
Yeah, yeah, yeah! Throughout the years, Gaylord Fields has amassed quite a collection of British (and British-sounding) original beat group 45s of both center hole sizes, and he's keen on giving them a proper airing on the unstable turntables set up at the WFMU Record Fair. Expect to hear 1960s groups ranging in success from the Beatles down to Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers. (Moptop wig is suggested attire but not required.)


Matt Shadetek & Dave Linnenbank
Sunday, October 30th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
Lamin
Electronic musician, producer, DJ, and co-founder of Dutty Artz, Matt Shadetek will be Lamin's guest, along with singer and media technologist Dave Linnenbank.


EULA
Sunday, October 30th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

EULA's got it all. You want the pounding drumbeat and art rock guitar of Talk Normal? EULA's got it. You want nice, structured punk/pop covered with a little grungy mud? EULA's got it all together. The cherry on top is the adorably sweet, sexy and powerful lead singer/guitarist, Alyse Lamb with a distinct throaty vibrato and back-leaning swagger a la Kat Bjelland.


Singles Going Steady 45 RPM Love Battle - Segue Impossible with Katie Gentile
Saturday, October 29th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Radio ping-pong: In their second and final annual radio showdown, Rob trades tracks with connubial companion Katie Gentile. Among other things, Katie is an academic, author, open water swimmer, violinist for indie bands Special Pillow and Mad Scene, and former WCBN radio DJ. Somehow she'll find time to stop by FMU and pit her collection of rare and classic vintage indie rock (with special Aussie / NZ emphasis) against Rob's vintage and contemporary global sounds - exclusively on 7" vinyl.


Terre T deejays LIVE from RECORD FAIR with 2 bands: Sediment Club + Black Hollies
Saturday, October 29th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
SEDIMENT CLUB - Incredible New NoWave (Feat. Austin whose parents were in Bush Tetras and Richard Hell & the Voidoids- Cool genes!)

BLACK HOLLIES – NJ’s finest Psychedelic Rock! Rolling Stone says "guitar heroics and psychedelia that would bring a smile to Brian Jones' face."


The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass presents DJ Husband v. DJ Wife V4
Saturday, October 29th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Just like last year (and the year before [and the year before]) Rich's off-air banter partner stops by to spin those little records that take up quite a bit of space on our shelves. One hour of DJ Husband playing 7", one hour of DJ Wife playing 7", one hour of revolving connubial bliss.


Night People Hypnotize You
Thursday, October 27th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Join Dave and Sandy as they attempt to make radio history by hypnotizing the entire tri-state area as part of Dave's good-natured plan to take over the United States. He's read Braid, studied Faria and he's ready to put New Jersey in a deep state of Halloween related relaxation!


Conrad Schnitzler Tribute, Part 2
Thursday, October 27th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Part 2 of our special tribute to the recently deceased Conrad Schnitzler will air on October 27, with guest and long time friend of Schnitzler's Gen-Ken Montgomery. This program will feature Con himself speaking in excerpts from interviews and CONversations, a premiere broadcast of his only recording made specifically for a 7-inch record, another mix of a CONcert performed live by Gen-Ken, and a very special CONversation with Wolfgang Seidel who was a long time collaborator with Schnitzler going back to the earliest incarnations of Kluster, Eruption and other projects. Schnitzler was a key figure in the development of psychedelic rock, electronic and experimental music in Germany beginning in the late sixties. His influence cannot be overstated, and can be heard everywhere right up to today's electronic music. Rare and seldom heard works will be aired as well as discussion about the man himself.


Les Kitschenettes
Thursday, October 27th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

One mademoiselle and five messieurs from Normandy, France, bring the sound and spirit of the French '60s to life in an ingenious way, recalling the era of Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg, Ronnie Bird and all the others. To make everyone dance is, of course, the main goal. Appearing Thursday, October 27th @ Local 269 in New York (269 E,. Houston) and Saturday, October 29th @ Lone Wolf, Brooklyn with Los Vigilantes, The Above and The Eeries.


Peaking Lights [10am] & Pujol [11am]
Thursday, October 27th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis of California-via-Wisconsin's Peaking Lights note that their initials spell A.C.I.D. and describe their music as dub-pop-psych. 936, released earlier this year on Not Not Fun, takes the duo's distinct hypnotic tapestries -- as weaved for labels like Night-People and F' it Tapes -- to more refined heights. Peaking Lights visit WFMU on a New York trip that includes a show @ Glasslands, Brooklyn, Oct 28th, as well as the recording of their next album which may be inspired by the Ethiopian music they've been listening to (judging by this mix).

Nashville via Tullahoma's Daniel Pujol returns to WFMU with a brand new set of infectious, consciousness-streamin' garage rawk. Pujol's got a new 10" (Nasty, Brutish, And Short), and a revised lineup featuring a drummer named Stewart Copeland. Catch 'em at Brooklyn's Public Assembly on 10/22 (w/ Shonen Knife, White Fence and Grass Widow), on 10/24 down in James' New Brunswick NJ Basement, and on a Southward tour with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (tour dates)




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