Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Freakout USA
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Three solid hours of swirling '60s psych from the USA -- plus a few tracks by people who didn't notice the '60s had ended.


Telebossa
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Join This is the Modern World with Trouble on October 4th for Telebossa live from Berlin! Chico Mello and Nicholas Bussmann make stunning sounds that float between samba, jazz and chamber music. Watch them do this effortlessly when they perform at Issue Project room in Brooklyn on October 7!


The Polyps + Bird Names
Monday, October 3rd, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
Liz Berg's show
Liz Berg kicks of Shock & Awetober with 2 bands in one show!

First, we'll start with The Polyps, who is actually just one guy named Raf making lo-fi bedroom jangle pop and super-catchy chirpy experimental songs. Raf runs the Eggy tape label and is on tour in support of a forthcoming album on the Woodsist sublabel Hello Sunshine entitled "Ants On A Golden Cone."

Next up will be a live set from Bird Names of Chicago, who will delight your ears with off-kilter rock and slightly disturbing pop in the lo-fi weirdo vein. Their latest LP entitled "Metabolism: A Salute to the Energy of the Sun" (Northern-Spy) was a hit on WFMU earlier this year, and they are currently touring with Bubbly Mommy Gun. Check them out live at the Northern-Spy Records Festival at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on Oct 1st or at PS1 on Oct 2nd!


Tribute to Sylvia Robinson
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011, 7pm - 9pm
on
Monica's show
Tune in this Sunday, Oct. 2, 7-9pm as Monica presents a tribute to legendary producer, label exec, singer, and hip-hop pioneer Sylvia Robinson. From her 1950s hits with Hot Lips Page and Mickey Baker to her oft-sampled siren recordings as Sylvia to founding mother of rap with Sugarhill Records, this is one dame who did it all and did it her way.


Ladies First + live set by Jealousy
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Sunday, October 2nd, Keili kicks off Beastin' The Airwaves' Awesome Shock & Awetober with "Ladies First": Keili's favorite moments, sound bites and playlist sets from the AWEsome Female DJs of WFMU. But to make things more Shock and AWEsome, Mark Treise will throb, creep and haunt his way into your soul and "have your children" with an AWEsomely layered live set by his one man project, Jealousy.


The Unheard Music of the Uyghurs with Guest DJ Andrew Demetre
Saturday, October 1st, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Writer and performer Andrew Demetre takes us on a musical journey to Xinjiang Province, far western China. He'll spin rarely heard music of the Uyghur ethnic minority, from deeply traditional music to the latest U-Pop. And he'll shed light on how Uyghur musicians have managed to squeeze their expression through the strict filters of the Communist Party of China. Tonight's show is a preview of Radio XUAR, the Uyghur Music show-and-tell Andrew will present at Jimmy's No. 43, 43 East 7th Street in Manhattan on Thursday October 6.


Sorrows
Saturday, October 1st, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The Cherry Blossom Clinic is thrilled to welcome Sorrows to the Cherry Blossom Clinic this Saturday October 1st! Rising from the ashes of the Poppees, Sorrows created some of the greatest power-pop new wave in the '70s, melding super hooks and harmonies with a hard-driving guitar attack. Bomp!Records has released Sorrows' "Bad Times Good Times," an AMAZING collection of previously unreleased power-pop gems, demos and live performances. Sorrows East Coast tour kicks off this week, so you can see them at the Bowery Electric in NYC on October 1st or the Brighton Bar in Long Branch on October 2nd, but be sure to catch the legendary reunion of the Sorrows on the Cherry Blossom Clinic first!


Bass player & founding member of New Orleans’ The Meters, George Porter
Saturday, October 1st, 2011, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with New Orleans music legend George Porter whose credits include the funky instrumentals of The Meters that redefined the New Orleans sound in the late 1960’s & early 70’s, and session work with Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Lee Dorsey and a host of others – including Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade” and Dr. John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time.”


Allysen Callery
Saturday, October 1st, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Rhode Island singer-songwriter Allysen Callery recorded a live session at FMU recently, and this will be aired Saturday, October 1st. Her third release, “Winter Island”, from Woodland Recordings in Berlin, presents her singing and nylon-string guitar playing in beautiful, stark relief, and evokes much the same spirit of the great folk albums of the 1970s. Her songwriting, always poetic, has found an even deeper level, one that conjures not only the flavor of the UK and Irish folk revival but the magic of the old songs themselves.


Shock & Awetober
Saturday, October 1st, 2011, Midnight - Tuesday, November 1st, 2011, 3am
on
LIVE BROADCASTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Give the Drummer Radio stream & Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)

WFMU is throwing a giant party through the month of October, and you're invited! It's called Shock & Awetober.

Expect tons of special guests and on-air surprises, listener meet-ups, Singles Going Steady Week, WFMU's Record Fair (Oct 28-30 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St, Manhattan), and our first-ever RadioVision Festival & Conference (Oct 28-30, upstairs from the Record Fair).

On top of all this, we will be holding a stealth online/mail-only campaign to attempt to raise the money we need this Fall without interrupting our programming with a fundraiser. We hope you'll join us!


Singles Going Steady Week on WFMU
Monday, October 24th, 2011, Midnight - Monday, October 31st, 2011, Midnight
on
LIVE BROADCASTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
It's Singles Going Steady Week -- to commemorate the WFMU Record Fair, which takes place Oct 28-30 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan (125 W. 18th St). DJs will play nothing but 7-inch records all week long. Listen up and catch the excitement that can only happen at 45 rotations per minute.


Dorothea Schürch and Tim Hodgkinson
Friday, September 30th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Criminally unknown in America, the Swiss vocalist Dorothea Schürch is a phenom of extended larynx technique. As a talented improviser and actress, she has recently taken up the singing saw as a way to expand her role in collaborative musicmaking. She will be joined by British multi-instrumentalist Tim Hodgkinson, well known as a founding member of the legendary experimental rock band Henry Cow and more recently the trio Konk Pack. Tune on for a guaranteed session of ear expansion.


Return of the Son of Whacked-out Hillbilly 45s
Thursday, September 29th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Nutty record collector Greg Germani of Decatur, Georgia will be dropping by for another edition of full-throttle honky-tonkers and screwball hillbilly and country records from the dark corners of the vault. What's on tap? Long-forgotten records dealing with monkeys, hippies, tramps, fried food, domestic violence, hardcore alcoholics, country fuzz, adultery, dead kids, dead parents, Colonel Sanders, drug abuse, Viet Nam, outlaw bikers, depression, women's lib, and some misogynistic dating advice. And a square dancing record that's actually worth hearing!


Mikal Cronin
Thursday, September 29th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Ty Segall associate and member of the Moonhearts, Mikal Cronin steps out on his own with an amazing debut solo album on the Trouble In Mind label, who aptly sums up the LP as such: Taking influences such as late sixties Del Shannon and The Everly Brothers and filtering them through his own mutant California fuzz. We agree! Catch Mikal later the same night opening for the aforementioned Mr. Segall.


Kitchen's Floor & Fat History Month
Thursday, September 29th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Brisbane Australia's Kitchen's Floor is a 3-piece with oversaturated guitar, bass hooks and a pots-n pan ornamented drum kit. Look Forward to Nothing, their second LP, is out now on Siltbreeze stateside. KF previously released a cassette on Negative Guest List and their debut LP, Loneliness Is a Dirty Mattress, was released on Australia's R.I.P. Society and their own Bedroom Suck Records. Bedroom Suck label-mates Fat History Month are a duo from Boston, and joining Kitchen's Floor on a massive USA tour throughout September that caps off with this WFMU live session on Talk's Cheap!


Slayer and Rob Halford
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Slayer and Rob Halford of Judas Priest! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


The Jack Moves + Anika
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane's show
New Jersey based soul funk band and rcent signees to Wax Poetics record label, the Jack Moves come by Duane's on Wednesday to play a couple of songs live and to spin some hard funk 45's. Later Stones Throw's post punk chanteuse Anika, will be swinging by for a chat and to spin a few records the day after her debut NYC performance Sept 27th.


The Ex live from ATP at Minehead, UK
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

December, 2010: from the circus-tent atmosphere of All Tomorrows Parties at the Butlins resort in Minehead, England, Brian brought back assorted live recordings that will be popping up in the weeks ahead on various WFMU shows. The Godspeed You Black Emperor-curated weekend featured a lineup that included the likes of Cluster, Black Dice, and Neurosis to, amazingly enough, Weird Al Yankovic, but it was Holland's legendary Ex that got even the resort workers to stop dead in their tracks while they played. For over 30 years the anarchic punk band has roamed a wilderness of free sounds that have included collaborations with everyone from Tom Cora, Han Bennink, Getatchew Mekuria and more; they've performed live on Brian's show in 2006 previously, and headlined an incredible WFMU 50th Anniversary show in 2008 live at Lincoln Center that brought over an arsenal of kindred spirit Ethiopian musicians. Today's broadcast from Minehead showcases new singer/guitarist Arnold deBoer and finds the Ex as a quartet in total attack mode!


Chris Kirkley
Monday, September 26th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture

On Monday Sept 26th, Chris Kirkley of Sahel Sounds will join DJ Rupture to discuss his work in Mauritania and Mali exploring desert guitars and the DIY PC production featured on his "Music from Saharan Cellphones" compilation as well as his "Ishilan n-Tenere" comp for Mississippi Records.


Bird of Youth
Sunday, September 25th, 2011, 5pm - 7pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

Not all music journalists who take a go at being musicians are able to walk it like they professionally talk it. However, Beth Wawerna, an Atlanta-native/Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter, exudes true lyrical introspection interlaced with melodic whimsy in her musical project Bird of Youth. Her band's recently released first album, Defender, co-produced by Will Sheff of Okkervil River, stands as a document to Wawerna's talents on the performing side of the Industry of Human Happiness. For this absolutely live session, she will be presenting a pared-down version of her group, yet without sacrificing an iota of the power and nuance of her songs.


Seed Stock Records co-hosts My Castle of Quiet
Friday, September 23rd, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
One of the best stateside labels dealing in black metal, its antecedents and children, with a far-reaching eye on the genre, marketing titles from both dead center and the experimental fringe (on cassette, CD and vinyl) Seed Stock has made a powerful mark in its relatively short existence. RB, prime mover of the band Raspberry Bulbs, and owner/proprietor of Seed Stock, returns to My Castle of Quiet (following the band's triumphant live debut on the show in July) to dazzle the listeners with items from his extensive collection of rare and exceptional recordings, demos, etc. This is a not-to-be-missed event for black metal fans, punk fans, old-timers and newcomers alike.


German Measles
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

When German Measles made their WFMU debut, the Queens-based 4-piece consisting of former caUSE co-MOTION!'ers had yet to release any records. While sharing members with Beachniks and McD0nalds, these shambolic popsters have gone on to release a flurry of vinyls on Captured Tracks, Vivian Girls' Wild World imprint, and their latest, A German Joke Is No Laughing Matter, on What's Your Rupture. We'll be treated to a set of ALL NEW material as the Measles reveal the secret behind their name and get amp'd up for a show Sept 27th at Brooklyn's Glasslands with Veronica Falls


Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label with Bill Adler & Cey Adams
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Bill Adler was Def Jam's director of publicity from 1984 to 1990. During this period he worked with Run-DMC, Whodini, Kurtis Blow, LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Slick Rick, Eric B & Rakim, EPMD, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, 3rd Bass, De La Soul and many others. Cey Adams started writing graffiti when he was a teenager in Queens, met Russell Simmons in 1984 & became the in-house graphic artist at Def Jam, creating stage backdrops, t-shirt and hat designs, logos, advertisements, etc. He formed "The Drawing Board Graphic Design" with Steve Carr and designed album covers for countless artists. Together, Bill & Cey have just finished their collaborative book; "Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label." Fix the static on your boombox and learn a little lesson from two crucial figures in the hip-hop world.


The Authorities
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with The Authorities (Stockton, CA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Mike Doughty
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Mike Doughty will perform live on Irwin's program Weds. September 21 at 5pm. In 1992, while working as a doorman at the Knitting Factory and writing for New York Press, the singer/songwriter founded Soul Coughing, who released three albums. Since the band's breakup in Y2K, Doughty has released six solo albums and several EPs and has toured extensively. His offer to become lead guitarist for Limp Bizkit was turned down cold. Doughty will perform songs from his new album YES AND ALSO YES, accompanied by Andrew "Scrap" Livingston on cello.


Oxbow
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Oxbow are not easy listening fare: half of this legendary Bay Area combo played a somewhat dark acoustic session on Brian's show in 2004 that contained one of the most harrowing, bareboned, messed-up Beatles covers in memory. Live, singer/author/1st place divisional 2003 California Submission Fighting champion Eugene Robinson has pretty much terrorized (and sometimes physically administered beatdowns to) club audiences who attempt to ratchet up the volatility factor of Oxbow shows, which are equal parts jazzed-out metalcore, deconstructed swamp-blues, and weird, laced-with-tension postrock. They're a band of great scope; Eugene's been Lee Hazlewood to both Marianne Faithfull's and Lydia Lunch's Nancy Sinatra, and their latest LP Songs For the French (Hydra Head) showcases both their live performance side and improvisational abilities.


Joe Preston
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane's next installment of PEER PRESSURE features Joe Preston, who's been in almost every heavy band to have existed! From Earth to the Melvins, to Harvey Milk, High On Fire, Sunn O))), Men's Recovery Project - and always including his personal -heavier-than-a-blue-whale-with-an-elephant-strapped-to-it's-back - Thrones, he's contributed massively to the world of heavy music! Tune in and hear what's between the ears of this musical behemoth while Diane picks his brain! Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine airs Noon-3pm; the Peer Pressure segment begins promptly at 1pm!


No Babies
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

Oakland No-Wave revivalist shredder technicians assault their audience with dueling sax and guitar lines, twisted drums and matching underwear. Children and pregnant woman be warned.


Anthropologist Thomas Ross Miller
Monday, September 19th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Dan’s guest, anthropologist with a difference Thomas Ross Miller, returns to the Airborne Event for an archaeological dig into the 1980s post-punk avant-garde. We'll exhume sonic specters from the Dada performance art of the subversive pre-capitalist Budapest underground, the gone club scenes of Vienna, Zürich and London, and the lo-fi panchromatic haze of New York’s East Village. Buried beneath the shell heaps, the layers include a sampling of original music to knit by from Tom and various collaborators. Plus, get ready to ask Tom questions about any aspect of life, the universe or everything for our interactive feature Ask an Anthropologist! The answers will probably have *something* to do with your questions, guaranteed!


Peter Biedermann
Monday, September 19th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Following a string of performances in libraries, house concerts, churches and other similar listener friendly performance spaces.


Liquid Liquid's Salvatore Principato
Monday, September 19th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on
Therese's show
Salvatore Principato, downtown stalwart, vocalist for legendary NYC band Liquid Liquid, vegan chef, and international superstar DJ fresh off gigs in Paris & Tel Aviv, stops by Therese's show for a chat and a guest DJ session. Liquid Liquid formed in 1980, and released three EPs of dance floor-filling, minimalist punk-funk before disbanding in 1984. They have occasionally reunited for performances since then, including the Primavera Sound Festival, All Tomorrow's Parties, LCD Soundsystem's farewell shows, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Slip in and out of phenomenon...


Abstract Artimus
Sunday, September 18th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Abstract Artimus kicks out the jams and the riffs and the licks and kicks the sh*t out of everyone on the live session playground with their Stooges meets Lynyrd Skynyrd, meets Nivana, meets Ted Nugent attack on Rock N Roll. Artimus himself tells everyone to, "Drop acid, smoke weed and eat pu$$y 'til your jaw breaks!" That goes for the girls too.


Live from Barbes: Patrick Farrell & Ben Holmes + Freak Fandango Orchestra (Spain) + Forward Kwenda (Zimbabwe) + CHIA's Dance Party + Pre-show FMU Meet-and-Greet
Saturday, September 17th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

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

Featuring the talented tandem of Patrick Farrell(accordion) and Ben Holmes (trumpet), who mix their adoration of East European music with the odd bit of 60s pop and other strange musical bedfellows; uproarious Balkan-punky Barcelona band Freak Fandango Orchestra, who will jet across the Atlantic for a prestigious NY Gypsy Festival show at Drom (85 Ave. A in the East Village) on Friday Sept 16th before capping off their visit with a special set during our remote; brilliant Zimbabwean mbira vitruoso Forward Kwenda, renowned for his complex and entirely original performance technique; and CHIA's Dance Party, brassy spin-off of acclaimed Colombian roots band La Cumbiamba EneYe, which uses Colombian marching band tradition as a jumping off point but from that point on, the sky's the limit.

As usual Irene Trudel co-hosts with Rob. Admission is free during the broadcast, we'll be doling out free FMU swag, and - if that's not enough - the show will be preceded by an FMU Listener Meet-Up hosted by fabulous FMU Monday morning host and Assistant GM Liz Berg from 5 to 6 pm.


Morton Subotnick and George Lewis in Conversation
Friday, September 16th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
The Miniature Minotaur is greatly anticipating a conversation with two legends of new music. Morton Subotnick is a pioneer of electronic music. His 1967 Buchla album "Silver Apples of the Moon" remains a significant touchstone in the history of synthesizer music. Trombonist George Lewis joined the seminal Chicago jazz collective the AACM in 1974 and has gone on to do his own profound work with electronic music as well as teaching in the Jazz Studies program at Columbia University. The two are sharing a bill at Roulette's new Brooklyn theater on Sept. 22, and will stop by WFMU to talk about electronics, teaching and their lifetimes of musicmaking.


Hans Chew
Friday, September 16th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

Hans Chew will grace the Love Room with his country-tonk, barrelhouse New Orleans R&B piano tunes, emblazoned by a lineage of Dr. John, Little Feat, Bobby Charles and Jelly Roll Morton. Perhaps better known (for now) for his piano work with D. Charles Speer & The Helix, Jack Rose and Chris Forsyth, Chew's debut album Tennessee & Other Stories (Three Lobed) was number 3 on Uncut's list of Top 20 Americana albums of 2010 with a bullet. Tune in!


Jonathan Ward of Excavated Shellac
Thursday, September 15th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Jonathan Ward is the collector, researcher, and writer behind Excavated Shellac, an incredible online resource for folkloric and vernacular music from around the world. In addition to offering digitized 78rpm recordings for free at his website (and preserved on the Free Music Archive), Excavated Shellac has begun to curate compilations for Dust to Digital. Last year's Strings LP compiled "guitar, oud, tar, violin and more from the 78rpm era". On deck is Opika Pende: Africa at 78rpm, a 4-disc set of over 100 previously unissued recordings dating as far back as 1909, accompanied by a 112-page softcover book.


Thanksgiving Brown, Peter Agoston of Female Fun, Modern Shark, Junk Science, Tone Tank, Scott Thorough, & Cavalier
Thursday, September 15th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Some old friends coming by to sing songs and clap hands!


Carl Stone
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Carl Stone is checking in from his summertime perch in Umbria. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between California and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the faculty of the Information Media Technology Department, School of Information Science and Technology at Chukyo University in Japan.


Geddy Lee
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Geddy Lee of Rush (Toronto, ON)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Rich Russo "Anything Anything"
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Rich Russo, host of the commercial free-form music show "Anything Anything," which aired on the now-defunct WRXP on Sunday nights in New York, will be Irwin's on-air guest Wednesday afternoon, September 14. Despite its unpredictable mix of genre-surfing, "Anything Anything" was a ratings success on a station with an ill-fated format. Russo is currently stringing together a loose network of affiliates to revive "Anything Anything" simultaneously on both commercial and non-commercial outlets. An admitted admirer of WFMU (with the t-shirts to prove it), Russo got away with airing scratchy vinyl, warped cassettes, and audio ripped from VHS tapes on a commercial rock station. He'll talk about the rise and fall of WRXP's "New York rock experience" and about his new venture.


Stephen Duncombe & Maxwell Tremblay
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Stephen Duncombe and Maxwell Tremblay will be in studio to discuss their new book White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race. Jay will try to keep the conversion intellectual-sounding and pretend like he started listening to punk before he was old enough to buy beer while Bronwyn will call him a “young” and make knowing comments about the early days of the New York hardcore scene.


Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Tom heads up from Philly and reprises his yearly visit to BT's show with another box of excellent sounds: mostly 7" singles in the realm of curious outsiders, baked DIY auteurs from all corners of the world, basement punks, malformed synth epics and other miscellaneous home-brewed weirdness. A rare and always exciting opportunity to hear some real quality stuff from between the cracks you never even knew existed. Presented with photos of cover art in the playlist sidelines to boot!


Carl Canedy
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane's next installment of Peer Pressure features Carl Canedy of the Rods! He is legendary for his drumming skills and for producing many '80s metal staples: Anthrax's "Fistful of Metal," Exciter's "Violence" and "Force", Helstar's "Burning Star," and even a Blue Cheer record! Tune in and hear what's between his ears while Diane picks his brain! Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine airs Noon-3pm; the Peer Pressure segment begins promptly at 1pm!


High Castle
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

Oakland spaz punks High Castle drop by the WFMU studio to kick, scratch, and whine their way in to the hearts of America.


The 10 year anniversary of America losing its freaking mind
Monday, September 12th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
on
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
On September 12th 2011, TMI will present a rare "live" program commemorating ten years of American cognitive dissonance. Host Benjamen Walker will be joined by the journalists Jonathan Kay and Petra Bartosiewicz and they will take listener calls. Jonathan Kay is the author of "Among the Truthers" a book about America's growing conspiracy theory movement and the people who believe in them. Petra Bartosiewicz has been writing about the FBI's hunt for terrorist networks and sleeper cells. Her soon-to-be-published book is called "The Best Terrorists We Could Find," an investigation of terrorism trials in the U.S. since 9/11.


Les Chauds Lapins
Monday, September 12th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Les Chauds Lapins ("the hot rabbits"), lead by New York's Kurt Hoffman and Meg Reichardt, specialize in a repertoire of French swing from the 1920's through the 40's. The group has re-arranged long-forgotten French classics for banjo-ukes, string trio, guitar and winds, mixing the rootsiness of early American jazz with the lushness of a Bernard Hermann film soundtrack. They drop by WFMU to play live.


Noveller
Monday, September 12th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Noveller's beautiful layered compositions will leave you in a state of wonder. How does one woman make all of these lovely and jarring sounds all at once? How can she do it with just one electric guitar? Sarah Lipstate, the woman behind the guitar, graces the WFMU studio with a taste of her signature slow-burn songs that build to joyous noisy symphonies. Noveller's new album "Glacial Glow" (Saffron / Weird Forest) is aptly titled and a recent fave of Liz's. Tune in to drown yourself in the pretty noise!


"Peter & the Wolf" Jazz Rarity
Monday, September 12th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
(More Than A Few) Exciting Moments with Frank O'Toole
Frank will feature a jazz rarity on his program this week at 8am: The Incredible Jimmy Smith's soulful 1966 take on Serge Prokofiev's "Peter & The Wolf," arranged & conducted by Oliver Nelson.


Daniel Breland and Nathan Tempro
Sunday, September 11th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Keili hangs out with 16 year old Hip Hop and Youtube sensations, Daniel Breland and Nathan Tempro. Their beats are hot, their timing is perfect and their raps are raw and powerful, yet eloquent.


Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal
Saturday, September 10th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Over the years there have been many collaborations and crossover projects involving the entrancing West African harp-lute, the kora - but few if any have achieved the extraodinary symbiosis of French cellist extraordinaire Vincent Ségal and Malian kora virtuoso Ballaké Sissoko. The duo has released a beautiful CD, Chamber Music, and wowed a packed room at last January's Globalfest showcase in NY. They return for a highly anticipated North American Tour this month, including a big NY show at CUNY's Elebash Recital Hall, 365 5th Ave on Tuesday September 27. We're honored to meet Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal in person for an interview and performance on today's show.


Sex Pistol's Glen Matlock
Saturday, September 10th, 2011, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Glen Matlock, original bassist of the Sex Pistols - the band who changed the course of Rock & Roll and popular culture with the release of "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols."


Ponderosa Stomp Preview Show
Thursday, September 8th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

In anticipation of of a killer weekend in New Orleans, Matt Fiveash and Gaylord Fields drop by S.P.A.Z.Z. HQ for a Pre-Ponderosa Stomp Blast-a-Roo! Fiveash has lotsa records, Gaylord has lotsa records (and a Sugarboy story) and Spazz just drops lotsa records on the floor. A not to be missed three hour radio spectacular for the loud crowd monkey set!


Sally Crewe and the Sudden Moves + John Doe
Thursday, September 8th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Sally Crewe and the Sudden Moves return to WFMU with a new release, the "Transmit/Receive" EP, and a new lead guitarist, the legendary Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices, Death of Samantha, etc.) who co-produced and co-wrote the new record.

In the second half of our guest doubleheader, John Doe will be stopping by the show! John of course is the founder of the legendary L.A. punk band X, the Knitters, and is an accomplished actor (Roadhouse, Roadside Prophets, Roswell, etc.). He has just released a brand new album, "Keeper," and, well, it IS a keeper! John will be playing in NYC later the same night at the Rockwood Music Hall then be back later in the month playing three shows in the area with X!


Jonny Barber & The Living Deads
Thursday, September 8th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Underwater Theme Park with Meghan

Jonny Barber & The Living Deads perform and embody revved up American Rockabilly and Rock n' Roll music. The band features Jonny Barber on guitar and vocals, Symphony Tidwell on standup bass, and Randee McKnight on drums. Based in Denver, CO, the band was traveling across country in their home/trailer, when they swung by the WFMU studios to do a live set for Underwater Theme Park. Their raw sound and presence will make you swear that the old rockabilly legends walk again.


Cute Lepers
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

'77 punk might be the jumping off point for Cute Lepers -- there's even a song called "'77" on their latest album -- but they take that sound and run with it, taking it to places that the Ramones and Heartbreakers never imagined. That new album, Adventure Time (1-2-3-4-Go!/Damaged Goods), is chock-full of catchy anthemic hits and is a cinch to place in the upper reaches of efd's 2011 Best Of list. They're playing live on Thursday Sept. 1 at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn and are touring extensively across the US; check cutelepers.com for a show near you, and tune in on Sept. 7 to hear them live on WFMU!


Andrew Sharpley DJ mix
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Late of various obscure nineties European electronic bands, inc. Stock, Hausen and Walkman, Dummy Run, a&e, etc (no i haven't heard of them either), Andrew Sharpley is currently operative at an address surprisingly close to where you live.


Eugene Chadbourne
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with the Eugene Chadbourne (Greensboro, NC)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Seven Second Delay at the UCB Theatre with Lionel, Jane Borden & The Jingle Punk Orchestra
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay return to the stage of NYC's UCB Theater this Wednesday, September 7th from 6-7pm for a live broadcast of Seven Second Delay. Joining Ken and Andy on stage will be Talk Show and TV Commentator Lionel, Comedy Writer Jane Borden, and musical guests The Jingle Punk Orchestra. The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.


Jonti
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Duane's show

Stones Throw artist Jonti will be stopping by for an interview and a DJ set.


Dave Edwardson of Neurosis
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Bassist/vocalist of Neurosis, Dave Edwardson will be the guest DJ spinning on Diane's show this week. Comments will be welcome and questions from the listeners will be addressed, so if you have any or want to know how he gets his deeper-than-satan voice, tune in... or just listen in to hear what gems Dave wants to turn the audience onto -- both his own compositions and ones he's a fan of! DKFM Noon-3pm Tuesdays; Peer Pressure segment starts at 1pm weekly!


Angels in America
Monday, September 5th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show
The duo Angels in America gather up spitting electronics, moody textures and ghostly vocals to build an aural landscape of a creepy elsewhere - and they make good songs too! Scott's highly subjective take is to imagine Genesis P-Orridge scoring "Eraserhead" and hiring Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood to perform it.


Glenn Jones and Yair Yona
Monday, September 5th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
For his latest album "The Wanting," guitarist Glenn Jones recorded in a fourth floor apartment on Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, overlooking the commuter train line. If you listen carefully to the record, you can occasionally hear trains going by in the background. In addition to playing with the band Cul de Sac, this solo disc is Jones' first album for Thrill Jockey, overflowing with nods to the "American Primitive" guitar style popularized by John Fahey. Glenn Jones plays live.

This is followed by a set by Israeli-born fingerstyle guitarist Yair Yona. Starting out as a bassist, Yona played stints in several London bands including Human Beings, then discovered the music of Bert Jansch and followed that musical path. Yair runs the Annova label and puts out a fine musical blog called "Small Town Romance." Yair Yona was in the NYC area for a rare visit over the Labor Day weekend, and Irene is recording a live set with him.


Ivy / The Bandana Splits
Sunday, September 4th, 2011, 5pm - 7pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
It's double live gonzo as this special-edition program will present two sessions fresh from the WFMU studios.

1. Ivy have come back from a six-year hiatus with a new album, All Hours, a coast-to-coast mini-tour to show off this new album, and a visit to the WFMU studios to launch their return in grand style. The NYC-based trio of genuine French chanteuse Dominique Durand and multi-instrumentalists Adam Schlesinger (the Fountains of Wayne mainstay) and Andy Chase will bring forth their swoony take on romantic modern popcraft for the benefit of your thankful ears and poised heart.

2. Add to the impressive roll call of female vocal trios ranging from the Dinning Sisters to the Dixie Cups to Dolly Mixture the name the Bandana Splits. Annie, Dawn and Lauren will wrap their dulcet voices around a melody like three vines on a trellis during this live performance. The Brooklyn-based group's debut long-player, Mr. Sam Presents the Bandana Splits, sounds like nothing less than the results of a girl group session conducted by a prison-hardened Phil Spector on a 72-hour furlough.


Labor of Love Global Rock and Roll Ping-Pong Battle with Katie Gentile
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
An annual holiday tradition: Rob Weisberg and Katie Gentile (Rob's longtime sidekick, academic, author, open-water swimmer and violinist in the bands The Special Pillow and The Mad Scene) play "radio ping-pong," alternating tracks. Rob bounces rock-tinged world music off Katie's classic indie rock (with a special emphasis on vintage gems from New Zealand and Australia).


Nick Tosches
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011, 1pm - 3pm
on
Fool's Paradise with Rex
Celebrated scribe Nick Tosches swings by the fur-lined fallout shelter to discuss his latest tome, "Save the Last Dance for Satan," just published by Kicks Books. Nick will tell the inspired tale about an age when booze, bribes, and broads were behind every hit record. The origins of Frank Sinatra's favorite meatballs may also be revealed.


Ego Trip
Thursday, September 1st, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah

Ego Trip was one of the best hip-hop magazines to emerge from NYC in the 1990's. It lasted four years and then the staff (Sacha Jenkins, Elliott Wilson, Jefferson "Chairman" Mao, Gabriel Alvarez & designer Brent Rollins) focused on various other media outlets. They released two books: "Book of Rap Lists" & "Big Book of Racism!", and produced several TV shows: "TV's Illest Minority Moments", "Race-O-Rama!" and "The (White) Rapper Show." Gabriel Alvarez will swing by to represent "the arrogant voice of musical truth."


JG Thirlwell DJ mix
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

JG Thirlwell is a composer/producer/performer based in Brooklyn, NY. After working with experimental group Nurse With Wound, Thirlwell started making his own records in 1980, initially releasing them on his own "Self Immolation" label. In recent years, with commissions for Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can, and his occasional eighteen piece ensemble, he has been increasingly interested electronically and sample generated music being re-scored for traditional instrumentation -- played both conventionally and not (recent examples include performing with a chamber ensemble version of Manorexia). In addition, Thirlwell scores "The Venture Brothers," a hit cartoon show on Adult Swim/Cartoon Network. His project Manorexia will be playing Oct 2 at ATP's I'll be your Mirror in Asbury Park NJ with Portishead, and at the BAM cafe (free!) in Brooklyn on Nov 18.


The Jolts
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with the Jolts (Vancouver, BC) *plus* the Jolts guys will be bringing in some of their recent favourite records to spin! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Mary Lorson
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Mary Lorson performs on Irwin's program Weds. August 31. Mary was vocalist in the bands Madder Rose and Saint Low, and currently fronts Mary Lorson and the Soubrettes. She'll perform songs from her forthcoming album, "Burn Baby Burn." Lorson will also discuss her musical play-in-progress, "Freak Baby and the Kill Thought," about vaudeville wildwoman Eva Tanguay, who Lorson describes as "the first iconic, self-defined, out-of-control American female star. She was to Sarah Bernhart what Janis Joplin was to Helen Hayes--enthralling but dark and kind of crazy."


Matt & Andy from Bicep / Feel My Bicep
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Duane's show

Matt and Andy from the production crew and blog Bicep / Feel My Bicep will be spinning live on this week's show.


The Old Codger fills in for the Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
To the Old Codger, Irene was just another ticklish chorus floozy. The Codge survived hurricanes Ethel, Bessie, Magnolia, Florence, Agnes, Winifred, Prudence, Myrtle, Minerva, Clara, Maude, Edith, Beatrice, and Millicent without losing a single 78 rpm record. He'll have the goods to prove it when he fills in for WFMU's Antique Phonograph Hour on Tuesday August 30 from 8-9pm.


Phrogclock fills in for Fatty Jubbo (on the Cake & Polka Parade podcast)
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011, 2pm - 3pm
on Cake & Polka Parade with Fatty Jubbo

Stricken with a mysterious condition, Phrogclock lives in a specially constructed 'Phrogclock Box' where only his shaving cream slathered head is visible. Despite this, Phrogclock has been hauled around to host many Chicago-area events such as the Bitchpork festival in July. He has also made many appearances on the public access show Cool Clown Ground. Phrogclock plays his favorite tunes on this very special edition of the Cake & Polka Parade.


John Gallagher of Raven
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Vocalist and bassist of RAVEN, John Gallagher joins Diane and will be spinning about an hour's worth of music, chatting in between about his background and what influenced the Gallagher brothers to start Raven and where they are now. This particular segment is pretaped, so no questions from listeners are required, just your ears, and an appreciation for music! DKFM Noon-3pm Tuesdays; Peer Pressure segment starts at 1pm weekly!


Julianna Barwick
Monday, August 29th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

To call Julianna Barwick's experimental soundscapes otherworldly may be an understatement. Barwick's soundscapes grew out of her experiences as a choir girl in Louisiana and Missouri. Juilianna begins her songs quietly, usually with a single refrain, and then builds looped pieces around her extraordinary vocals until she's woven a complex, sonic architecture. Julianna Barwick plays live.


James Pants
Monday, August 29th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

James Pants takes a freeform approach to dance music, his aesthetic calling to mind Gary Wilson and Midnite Vultures-era Beck. Dirty beats, sleazy anthems, smooth retro jams, and a minimal synth revival are all emblematic of the Pants sound and shine through on his latest self-titled release on the Stones Throw label. What else would you expect from a Peanut Butter Wolf protege? Tune in for a smoking live set... you may need a shower afterwards.


Hooves
Sunday, August 28th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

You like Radiohead? You like Bon Iver? So do Hooves, and it shows in their music!


Clay Pigeon and Julie Go Onto Slurricane 2011Fill-in Duty
Sunday, August 28th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on
The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon

Deniz Tek
Thursday, August 25th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The legendary guitarist and songwriter from Radio Birdman comes to rock out at WFMU to preview a rare East Coast solo tour. Catch Deniz Aug 26 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, Aug 27 at Maxwell's in Hoboken and Aug 28 at Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia.


Ed Schrader's Music Beat
Thursday, August 25th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal
You may know Wham City's Ed Schrader as the host of The Ed Schrader Show and The Ed Schrader Podcast, or as the voice of David Bowie trying his hand at standup comedy. Ed Schrader's Music Beat began with a floor tom, a little bit of reverb on the vocals, and a three-year tour of the USA. Now joined by bassist Devlin Rice (Nuclear Power Pants), Ed Schrader's Music Beat is bringing to mind minimalist Swans songs stripped to their essence with wit, concision, and a message. Providence's mighty Load Records is responsible for the tour-only "Rats" 7", and will release the debut ESMB LP Jazz Mind later this fall.


The Wrong Words
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
There's a certain midwest power pop sensibility to the Wrong Words, despite the fact that the band is actually from San Francisco. Think the Shoes or 20/20 with Andy Partridge of XTC on vocals and you might start to get the idea. But why think when you can just tune in and hear them?! And look for their self-titled debut LP on Trouble In Mind.



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