Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Veteran Soul Singer Winfield Parker
Saturday, August 26th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes soul singer, songwriter and saxophonist Winfield Parker to discuss his 60th year in show business - which has included backing a slew of artists (including Little Richard) at Carr’s Beach, a segregated summer resort near Annapolis, and recording great soul sides for Ru-Jac, Spring, Wand, Calla, ATCO, GSF, P&L and Arctic and his upcoming October gig in New Orleans at The Ponderosa Stomp.


The Exquisite Course: A Brief History of a World (Perhaps, This One), An Audio Exquisite Corpse
Saturday, August 26th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Dear Listener,

For this evening’s redefining of the word entertainment, the Inflatable Squirrel Carcass has invited nine fellow DJs to contribute five minutes of audio continuing the story begun by the person before them. ‘Tis a tale of lust and love, you are about to hear, murder and mayhem, 0s and 1s, rice and beans, fahrenheit and centigrade. ’Tis a brief history of a world (perhaps, this one).

Tune in from 12am–1am and embrace your inner trilobite.

Sincerely,
The Inflatable Squirrel Caucus

P.S. It is hoped by all participants that said audio shall:
a) remain somewhat coherent over the course of 50 minutes or so
b) remain somewhat incoherent over the course of 50 minutes or so
c) none of the above
d) be successful enough so that we can consider doing an exquisite copse for Arbor Day


Video UStream Special
Friday, August 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
This week's hip-hop radio show by BillyJam will be a video show, simulcast via Ustream. Tune into WFMU on 91.1 or 90.1 or listen and watch on wfmu.org on the playlist page where the Ustream video will feed. BillyJam will be playing all corresponding videos. Lots of new hip-hop + some classics including Public Enemy, Your Old Droog, Action Bronson, Steinski, Jay-Z, Wheelchair Sports Camp and many more.


Special Guests: DJ JAH Culture and Prince of Queens
Thursday, August 24th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Nickel and Dime Radio with another doubleheader of guests- DJ JAH Culture and Prince of Queens. JAH Culture originated in the NYC punk and hardcore scene as a drummer and as a DJ plays Jamaican styles and beyond. Prince of Queens aka Felipe Quiroz normally lends his talented musicianship on keys and bass to the live ensembles of Combo Chimbita and MAKU Soundsystem, more recently making excellent dance music out of his Bunker Studio, with a release on Ocean Parkway, a sub-label of Names You Can Trust.


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #24 - Bret Morrison
Wednesday, August 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series quickly came and went, but Irwin is reviving the series on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On our August 23rd episode, Wilson welcomes to the Music Factory Bret Morrison, a voice actor who portrayed "The Shadow" on radio during the 1940s and '50s. Wilson and Morrison discuss pre-TV radio, and spin tracks by Appletree Theater, The Fabulous Farquahr, Harumi, Alan Lorber, the Beacon Street Union, and others. Paul Shalmy of Eye Magazine joins Wilson to discuss the trend in power rock trios, such as the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream.


Stephen Dima (Seaport Music Festival)
Tuesday, August 22nd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Stephen Dima of the Seaport Music Festival joins Devon to spin some favorite soundtracks and discuss the Festival's fifteenth anniversary which takes place this September 7-10 at South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan. The Festival is free for all ages and includes live performances by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Make-Up, Martin Rev, James Chance & the Contortions, The Wolfmanhattan Project, Jean Grae, Azar Swan, Big Huge, Death Valley Girls, Surfbort, War Drag and more. Other highlights include film screenings, DJs (including Jonathan Toubin), comedy and dance (the premiere of The Dance Cartel's "Warm Clutch"). Stephen also produces the New York Comedy Festival and founded freeform community radio station Little Water Radio.


Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, August 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
The annual visit from our pal Tom Lax, bringing up yet another assortment of obscuro and extremely special 7" singles wax from Siltbreeze headquarters in Philadelphia. If you've checked out this special in past years you know that you will certainly be hearing a lot of DIY/post-punk and general oddball stuff you will probably not hear anywhere else (and see as well, as we will be posting the sleeve art on the playlist page live). Not to be missed!


Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa
Tuesday, August 22nd, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

It's a collaboration made in experimental pop heaven: Dustin Wong (former guitarist of Baltimore's Ponytail and a fabulous solo artist in his own right) is teamed up with the legendary Takako Minekawa (great solo work along with collaborations with Kahimi Karie, Cornelius, Ryuichi Sakomoto, etc) for a third album release, entitled "Are Euphoria," recorded in Tokyo and released on Thrill Jockey this year. Dustin Wong's dodging, weaving guitar loops play tag with Takako Minekawa's beats, electronics, and vocals, leaving you dizzy, lightheaded, and in a happier place. We'll catch up with them for a live set during a rare U.S. visit, and you should also jump at the opportunity to see them live at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn on Saturday, August 19th.


David Nance Live from Montgomery Hall 7/30/17 Rebroadcast
Sunday, August 20th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
One of the most exciting rock songwriters to emerge from the more obscure corners of the American indie underground of late, David Nance brought his talents to Montgomery Hall a few weeks back. Equal parts ragged-glory guitar heroics and avant rust belt eccentricities, Nance's live performances take the tracks from his new album Negative Boogie to new heights. If you missed it, fear not, Burn It Down! with Nate K. has you covered and will be rebroadcasting Nance's set Sunday, August 20.


Needles//Pins PLUS Shel Talmy
Saturday, August 19th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Needles//Pins are a ferocious trio hailing from Vancouver. Their hellacious new album "Good Night, Tomorrow" is out on the renowned Mint label and is sure to make this summer even hotter. Combine heavy riffage with incredibly catchy songs and you can't lose! Don't miss Needles//Pins at Diviera Drive in Brooklyn later that same evening.

Todd-O-Phonic Todd interviews Shel Talmy about his incredible career. Shel produced The Who, The Kinks, The Creation, David Bowie and many others. He founded his own label, Planet Records. Find out a how a kid from Chicago became the premier producer on the British sixties mod scene. For a great overview of Shel's work, check out the new Ace compilation, Making Time: A Shel Talmy Production.


Mike Love PLUS NRBQ's John Perrin
Saturday, August 19th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Beach Boy front man Mike Love about his new autobiography “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy,” the band’s new cd “1967 - Sunshine Tomorrow” and their five upcoming New Jersey concerts AND NRBQ's newest member, drummer John Perrin, calls in to discuss what’s going on with America's other greatest band, and their upcoming gig at WFMU's Monty Hall Sunday August 20th!


James Duncan
Thursday, August 17th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Nickel and Dime Radio welcomes James Duncan. He's a house producer based in Brooklyn, NY w/ releases on Real Soon (UK), WNCL (UK), The Playground (US) & Dancetracks. Also a trumpet player, he has recorded w/ Metro Area, Morgan Geist, Luke Solomon and appeared on The Rapture's “The House of Jealous Lovers” 12" on DFA Records. He's also pretty decent at straight pool!


Super Japan 3 | Super kabuki to super okyokei.
Wednesday, August 16th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Over five Wednesday nights in August, join us on a 15-hour alphabetical tour of extreme examples of genres (mashup, noise), states of being (lugubrious, nuts) and more from everybody’s favorite stratovolcanic archipelago.

On tonight’s show: Super kabuki, super kamakazi, super Kanye, super kawaii, super kiss, super live, super Lolita, super loud, super love, super lugubrious, super machine, super math rock, super mashup, super medley, super metal, super micro, super movie, super new wave, super noh, super noise, super nuclear, super nuts, super opera, super onkyokei.


Joe Frank - In the Dark: "God" and "A Conversation"
Wednesday, August 16th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Joe Frank radio dramas air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On August 16th, we'll hear two half-hour episodes. In the drama entitled "God" from Joe's IN THE DARK series, Joe meets a hooker who, besides her customary practices, provides stenography services with her fee. So Joe dictates a letter to his seriously ill Uncle Murray. But Joe soon finds out there's a lot he doesn't know about Uncle Murray. And from the UNFICTIONAL series, we'll hear "A Conversation," in which Joe discusses religion with the Rev. Solomon Hicks, only to find the two have serious disagreements.


Jeff Beal (Pollock, Monk, House of Cards)
Tuesday, August 15th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Jeff Beal stops by to discuss "Frantic Beauty," the four-time Emmy Award winning composer's latest score for contemporary dance/theater choreographers Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya and their ensemble LEIMAY to be performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 14 - 17th. Beal is known for his music for Netflix's "House of Cards," the Ed Harris-directed dramas "Pollock" and "Appaloosa," HBO’s "Carnivale" and "Rome," television's "Monk" and "Ugly Betty, and documentaries "Blackfish," "Queen of Versailles," "Weiner" and "An Inconvenient Sequel." Beal’s solo albums as a bandleader and on trumpet include "Three Graces" (Triloka), "Red Shift" (Koch Jazz) and "Liberation" (Antilles/Island).


W-2
Tuesday, August 15th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

W-2 are the duo of Sam Weinberg and Flying Luttenbachers member Chris Welcome, who for the last couple of years have been purveyors of the more splattery end of Brooklyn's DIY/No-Jazz movement. On tenor sax and synthesizer respectively, W-2 blur the lines of sound in an almost electroacoustic realm, making their instrumentation sound like anything but its traditional application. Their latest release is an LP on Astral Sounds entitled Fanatics.


Apache PLUS Andy Blade of Eater PLUS Slick!
Saturday, August 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Being a band that smokes their weight in weed and spends more time in the hospital than the studio can take its toll. Apache knows it won’t last forever, but after watching them play, you will quickly realize THEY DON’T CARE. Like musicians on the Titanic, they’re going down, playing to the cold bitter end. Long story short, Apache is the cockroach family in your floorboards. Try and kill them all you want, but honestly you are probably better off moving or setting the building on fire. The Bay Area bozos rip it up live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show.

Eater were one of the first wave of British punk bands, beginning their career in the golden year of 1976. Acts like The Buzzcocks, The Damned and Sham 69 opened for them. They received a lot of notoriety for being the youngest band on the block (their ages at the time were 14-17). The band's second single "Thinking Of The U.S.A." is classic. Eater appeared on the Live At The Roxy compilation alongside The Adverts, Wire, X-Ray Spex and more. Andy will be performing a set of Eater songs backed by an all-star band featuring J. Mascis and members of Daddy Longlegs at The Meltasia festival at The Blackthorne Resort in East Durham, New York September 8th through the 10th.

Rising from the ashes of Glitz, Slick! is the nastiest band in the Bay Area, ejaculating onto the scene with the simultaneous explosion of the King Rocker record label in late 2015. This band blasts melodies that shake spurs on the dance floor (not unlike that of The Sweet, Slade, or Alice Cooper) and shock the San Andreas fault line.


Poptone
Friday, August 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
In the beginning, there was the gloriously theatrical post-punk fierceness of Bauhaus. Then came the darkly playful, genre-bending, experimental pop of Tones on Tail and the sometimes-dreamy, sometimes-blistering psychedelic glam of Love and Rockets. This summer, two of the founding members of all three era-defining bands, Daniel Ash & Kevin Haskins, have returned to the stage as Poptone! Playing tracks from throughout their storied career with a special focus on the Tones on Tail material, most of which has not been performed live since 1984 in any guise, the trio (with Diva Dompe on bass) is spectacular! Take a break from the Batcave and tune in for a performance and interview! Bubblemen not included.

See Poptone live on Thursday, August 3rd, at the Stone Pony and Saturday, August 5th, at Irving Plaza.


Jem from Australian band DEAD and We Empty Rooms record label
Thursday, August 10th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane speaks with Jem, drummer for Melbourne band DEAD, and We Empty Rooms record label co-owner. The label is known for it's almost boutique-y pressings; lots of colored vinyl, diecuts, limited editions and silkscreened covers. They'll talk about how that became the trademark of this label and Jem has a great playlist of under recognized bands, mostly from Australia. Jem will be on at 1pm, and the show, as always starts at noon!


Super Japan 2 | Super eighties to Super Junky Monkey.
Wednesday, August 9th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Over five Wednesday nights in August, join us on a 15-hour alphabetical tour of extreme examples of genres (enka, onkyokei), states of being (high, wounded) and more from everybody’s favorite stratovolcanic archipelago.

On tonight’s show: Super eighties, super electronic, super enka, super era, super exotic, super fail, super fantasy, super folk, super funky, super fusion, super gagaku, super ghost, super glitch, super group, super hair, super harsh, super heavy, super high, super I, super ice, super imagination, super J-pop, super J-rock, super jelly, super jet, Super Junky Monkey.


SCREECH
Wednesday, August 9th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Underground metal can be a daunting landscape—what's merely good, and what's great? The proof is in the hearing, of course—in intense, impassioned performance, and of course songs. The songs have to be mammoth. Call them Powerviolence, Grind, Punk—you'll hear elements of all that and more in SCREECH's sound. Three young men from NYC, who in Autumn 2016 dropped their awesome full length, The Color Greed, SCREECH grace My Castle of Quiet & WFMU with a live, in-studio set on the Aug. 8/9 program.


Jonah Parzen-Johnson
Tuesday, August 8th, 9pm - Midnight
on Samantha's show

New York City-based saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson joins Samantha to perform a live set of solo saxophone with analog synthesizer. A Chicago native, Jonah’s experimental style owes a debt to that city's saxophone legacy, but his devotion to a quirky, almost vocal approach places him in new territory altogether. He has meticulously constructed a world of warm memories remembered in a cold present, melding the evocative feeling of folk music with the power of the sonic explorer.


The Rubinoos (Tommy Dunbar & Jon Rubin)
Tuesday, August 8th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

If you didn't get enough of "Beserkley" power pop legends The Rubinoos with recent shows at Monty Hall and Union Pool (their first in NYC since 1979, broadcasted live by Joe Belock), you're in luck. Co-founders Tommy Dunbar and Jon Rubin join Devon to discuss the band's film and television soundtrack influence and how they composed the main title for "The Revenge of the Nerds" and other music for the "Bachelor Party," "Once Bitten," "Paradise Motel" and "Jailbird Rock" soundtracks, amongst others. The band marked its 45th Anniversary in 2015 with a new CD, 45 and collection of thirteen new recordings. In 2016, Wild Honey Records re-released The Rubinoos' first three albums on vinyl in a 3-LP gatefold package.


Alejandro Jodorowsky
Tuesday, August 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

A rare, in-person interview between Brian and one of the most iconoclastic and psychedelic filmmakers in the world: Chilean-born, 87-year-old, Alejandro Jodorowsky. Touted as godfather of midnight movies with the advent of 1970's El Topo and later epics The Holy Mountain and Santa Sangre, Jodorowsky talks to WFMU right on the heels of the initial release of his brand new film Endless Poetry. This is the second of three installments in which the director chronicles his own life and upbringing among Chilean poets and artist friends, as well as his tumultuous family relationships. Throughout his life, Jodorowsky has approached every multi-faceted artistic avenue with ferocity, passion and defiance; studying mime with Marcel Marceau and enacting surrealist plays and events during his tenure in Paris, then migrating to Mexico to begin his journey into filmmaking, tarot, comic art, and psychomagic. His near-miss in creating an otherworldly screen rendition of Dune was well-recounted in a recent critically-heralded documentary. He even has an asteroid named after him. Decades of stunted distrubution due to hassles with Allen Klein's Abkco organization finally ceased in 2007 when his movies became majorly available again, and finally Jodorowsky's mindblowing aesthetic has seeped into more mainstream consciousness and inspired a whole new breed of artists and fans worldwide. Meanwhile, he has simultaneously loaded the decks for a myriad of current and future projects, which will all be discussed today. Also, there will be talk of music from his films, most recently composed by his son Adan (who also portrays his father in the new Endless Poetry).


Gary U.S. Bonds PLUS Billy Bragg
Saturday, August 5th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Buy U.S. Bonds! Gary U.S. Bonds talks to Todd-O-Phonic Todd about his amazing career. Gary's records like "Quarter To Three", "School Is Out", "New Orleans" and "I Wanna Holler" are among the most raucous and joyous singles ever. He will be performing the first weekend in October at The Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans, backed by Los Straitjackets.

Billy Bragg visits Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss his new book, "Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed The World." Skiffle was a politically aware working class sensation of 1950's Britian that influenced so much of what was to come musically. Almost unknown in the States, this passionate and well-researched books aims to change that. Billy is of course well known for his own musical career.


Dial-A-Poem (Mark V. fills in for Rich)
Saturday, August 5th, Midnight - 3am
on
Tenderness Junction with Mark V.
Mark V.'s Tenderness Junction (the Connection Edition) focuses on all the ways the telephone, radio, and poetry seek and swerve around connection. At its heart is the telephonic Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno exhibition and the Dial-A-Poem Marathon hosted by Red Bull Arts on July 29th. Other tracks and transmissions include selections from Giorno Poetry Systems releases, interviews, poetry recordings from a range of archives, and a growing bibliography of audio that uses the telephone as a hook such as Jean Cocteau's The Human Voice performed by Ingrid Bergman where a woman tries desperately to connect with her lover over the telephone.


Courtis/Moore
Friday, August 4th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Argentinian artist Alan Courtis, who last performed at WFMU in 2001 as a founding member of Reynols, and has collaborated with the likes of Merzbow, Jim O'Rourke, and Pauline Oliveros, joins forces with founding member of Volcano the Bear and Gospel of Mars, Aaron Moore, as they play their first WFMU session together. With hundreds of releases between them including several as a duo, their set promises to be one full of vari-speed tape loops, soundy guitar manipulations, cracked electronics, off-kilter percussion, interstellar improv, and saucy experimentation! Don't miss! See Alan Courtis/Cyrus Pireh/Aaron Moore live at Secret Project Robot on August 2nd. Then see Alan Courtis again at Trans-Pecos on Sunday, August 6th.


Put The Needle on the Pre-DMC US Finals Record with AS-ONE & DJ ALF
Friday, August 4th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
In advance of Saturday's (Aug 5th) big DJ competition, 2017 DMC US Finals at NYC's Highline Ballroom, Billy Jam will be joined in the WFMU studios by Washington DC battle contestant DJ AS-ONE plus regular show guest DJ ALF for a live video streamed one hour radio show featuring live turntable performances plus DJ and MC videos.


Mark Deutrom
Thursday, August 3rd, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Diane's guest this week is Mark Deutrom, possibly best known as being the bass player for Melvins in the 90's, he founded Alchemy records, which was home to Clown Alley (his band), Neurosis, The Grim, Virulence, Poison Idea and more. Mark has been a champion and integral player of heavy music for decades and has just announced that Season of Mist will release his next record, as well as reissuing his solo material as well as his music released under the Bellringer moniker. He will be live and listeners can ask him questions via the interactive playlist. Show starts at noon, Mark is on at 1pm!


Super Japan 1 | Super abject to super dusk.
Wednesday, August 2nd, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Over five Wednesday nights in August, join us on a 15-hour alphabetical tour of extreme examples of genres (enka, onkyokei), states of being (abject, euphoric) and more from everybody’s favorite stratovolcanic archipelago.

On tonight’s show: Super abject, super acid, super Ainu, super AMSR, super avant-garde, super bad, super bass, super beatbox, super b-girl, super big, super bored, super brothers, super bubblegum, super cha cha, super child star, super chiptune, super city, super cosmic, super cult, super cute, super dancin’, super dark, super desire, super dirty, super disco, super DIY, super DJ, super dream, super drums, super dusk. Super Japan!


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #23 - Recording Engineers
Wednesday, August 2nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series quickly came and went, but Irwin is reviving the series on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On our August 2nd episode, Wilson welcomes to the Music Factory three notable recording engineers, Gary Kellgren of the Record Plant, Phil Ramone of A&R Studios, and Sandy Lehmann-Haupt of MGM, whose collective resumes include the Mothers of Invention, Nico, Burt Bacharach, and Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters. Wilson also welcomes Paul Shalmy of Eye magazine to discuss Apple Corps, a new business venture by the Beatles. Along with tracks by Janis Ian, Ultimate Spinach and the Blues Project, Wilson airs a never-released song by Mechanical Cloud.


Arthur Vint
Tuesday, August 1st, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

NYC-based drummer, bandleader and composer Arthur Vint joins Devon to spin some favorite Morricone tracks and take a listen to his latest Ropeadope Records release, Arthur Vint & The Associates "Death Rides A Horse," a collection of 13 Ennio reinterpretations all arranged by Arthur for his nine-piece band which includes Tony Scherr on guitar, Jon Cowherd on piano and organ, and Rich Perry on tenor sax. See Arthur's Kaw-Liga perform a Hank Williams pre-show tribute this weekend at Nitehawk Cinema's Country Brunchin' screening of Peter Bogdanovich's "The Last Picture Show."


Xylitol PLUS DAUÐIFLYN
Sunday, July 30th, 5pm - 8pm
on
Hello Children with Faye
HC welcomes Olympia screamers XYLITOL & Reykjavik shredders DAUÐIFLYN for an explosive 2-for live set. Xylitol brings us acidic hardcore punk beats with the most spastic & vicious female vocals on the planet. Dauðyflin comes from one of the smallest DIY scenes in the West, Iceland, but that doesn’t keep them from producing insane feminist punk of the highest quality. Their latest release on Iron Lung, Ofbeldi, mashes together aspects of noise & hardcore to form a genre-expanding brand of punk. This is the soundtrack to today’s decline of western civilization.

Catch both bands on tour throughout the US this summer; all dates listed here along with audio from their split tour cassette!


The Voice of Suka: Maria Pomianowska Brings Extinct Polish Fiddles Back to Life!
Saturday, July 29th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Maria Pomianowska, a classically trained Polish cellist, found that diving into fiddle traditions around the world freed her from classical music's constraints. But her explorations also brought her right back home, where she discovered the suka, a Polish fiddle that had completely disappeared. It turns out the suka has a lot in common with fiddles Maria plays from other countries. So with the help of a master luthier, she brought this forgotten instrument back to life. The result: A beautiful album with her her ensemble, ReBorn,called The Voice of Suka. Plus prestigious US debut concerts as part of the Lincoln Center Festival (earlier this week), and, this Wednesday (August 2), a free live-video-streamed performance at the Kennedy Center in DC. And most prestigious of all - Maria Pomianowska and ReBorn make their Garden State debut right here on WFMU!

PRONOUNCER: Maria Pomianowska = MAHR-yuh / Pohm-yah-NOVE-skah


Three Chord Monte Turns 21 - live remote from Union Pool in Brooklyn!
Saturday, July 29th, 3pm - 6pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Yes, the Three Chord Monte show is finally legal, and we're throwing the party of the summer to celebrate! Join in the fun in the rockin' backyard at Brooklyn's best venue, Union Pool (484 Union Ave), where there will be booze, a taco truck and of course a killer band lineup:

Dany Laj & the Looks - Montreal's finest purveyors of bubble-hockey, not bubblegum, rock n roll
Baby Shakes - NYC's top combo, combining '77 punk and '60s pop hooks and giving it all a swift kick in the butt into the 21st century
The Rubinoos - These original Beserkley Chartbusters and true power-pop legends are better than ever. Do not miss them!


Norbert Putnam
Saturday, July 29th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with studio bass player/producer Norbert Putnam about his new book "Music Lessons" which covers his 60 year career making music and documents some of the 9,000 songs his work can be heard on, including 100s of Elvis Presley sessions, The Vogues' "Five O'clock World," Tony Joe White's "Poke Salad Annie," The Newbeats "Bread And Butter," Arthur Alexander "You Better Move On" and tons more!


DJ Angola
Thursday, July 27th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
DJ Angola, with recent releases on Good For You Records, Nylon Trax, and High Pro-File, continues producing from his hometown base of Austin, TX, after being in NYC for many years. He was a resident at APT, Bungalow 8 and many other clubs when he was living here and regularly gigs worldwide.


Joe Frank - "At Last"
Wednesday, July 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. July 26th, we'll present "At Last" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. In this episode, Larry’s son Zach gets busted at school for pot-smoking, which incites Larry's paranoia about whether he's an abusive parent. Joe gets an intriguing wrong number call, which leads to a troubling encounter with a young woman who begins to stalk him. Debi spends an evening with her drunk girlfriend who wants to have one last fling before getting married.


Statiqbloom
Wednesday, July 26th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Statiqbloom is a dark, hallucinogenic trip through hard dance beats, haunting electronics and disorienting vocals pulsating into a raw vision reminiscent of early industrial and EBM sounds of the past. The Brooklyn based duo is not just a nod to a former time, however - one must be absolutely modern.. as is Statiqbloom.


Couch Slut / Contempt FULL LP premiere
Wednesday, July 26th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

It's here! Couch Slut's second full-length; an ugly, leaky bag full of Contempt. After flattening Castle listeners with a live set back in January 2015 (playing two of these songs in embryonic form), NY's Couch Slut are back, this time with an exclusive WFMU / My Castle of Quiet album premiere. More rage and just riffing than most can handle in a straight dose, but you can try. Seven new songs; album releases the following Friday 7/28 on Gilead Media. *Audio presentation (not a live set.)


The Old Codger fills in for the Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, July 25th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
The Old Codger, whose radio career at WFMU began in 1928, fills in for the Antique Phonograph Music Program on Tuesday July 25th from 8–9pm (Eastern). His music is archaic, his mic breaks crude, and his manners are toxic. His bile is so pure a sample is kept under a bell jar in the National Institute of Standards. Tune in July 25th at 8pm Eastern to catch a whiff of one of Western Civ's worst role models. The music will redeem this broadcast, somewhat.


Ben Model
Tuesday, July 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Silent film pianist and organist Ben Model joins Devon to discuss the three new Marion Davies Blu-Ray/DVDs his Undercrank Productions rare and lost silent film DVD label is releasing for "When Knighthood Was In Flower," "Beauty Worth" and "The Bride's Play." Ben has accompanied several hundred silent films internationally over the past 30+ years, carrying on the tradition learned from silent film organist Lee Erwin (1919-2000) and is a resident accompanist at MOMA and Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater (the latter of which will present his next performance on Sat. July 29th) and the co-founder and producer of The Silent Clown Film Series now in its 19th season. He's also the archivist of the Ernie Kovacs/Edie Adams collection recently curating two Ernie Kovacs television show DVD box sets for Shout! Factory and instrumental in the 2015 Library of Congress acquisition of the Kovacs film and videotape preservation.


The Stents
Tuesday, July 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on What's Happening?!?! with Matt M
(on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Don't miss a live performance from Baltimore's The Stents. These half Arthur Lee and half wild rock 'n rollers stopped by WFMU studio in preparation of their July 28th date in Brooklyn at Hank's Saloon.


Is@s@
Monday, July 24th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

Is@s@ (pronounced "ee-sa-sa") is Conrado Isasa, a guitarist and composer based in Madrid, Spain. Inspired by American Primitive guitar pickers like John Fahey and the late Jack Rose, Is@s@ has developed his own unique style, which is relaxed, atmospheric, and highly spiritual. Tune in to Surface Noise today for a special live set of Is@s@'s beautiful guitar music performed live at WFMU in advance of his American tour.


A Special Koto recital with Zach Girumon
Monday, July 24th, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
Koto player Zach Girumon was born and raised in Manhattan, but he became fascinated with Japanese culture at an early age. This interest in all things Japanese led him to enroll in the Sawai Koto Academy of New York, and eventually, to join their performing group, the 20+-piece Miyabi Ensemble of New York. In the 4 o’clock hour Monday morning, Zach will favor us with a solo recital comprising excerpts from both traditional and contemporary koto pieces.


Karaoke All Night! The Prove It All Night 3-Year Anniversary Show! Live from Montgomery Hall
Saturday, July 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Karaoke All Night: The Prove It All Night 3-Year Anniversary Show broadcasts LIVE from Monty Hall, Saturday July 22nd. Former guests return to sing their guts out in a no holds barred live band karaoke showdown! Featuring: Giulia Rozzi, Ike Ufomadu, Patti Harrison, Mary Houlihan, Jason Gore, Kristen Bartlett, Robert Dean, Mike Abrusci, Christi Chiello, surprise guests and much more! Opening the show will be a guest DJ set from: Primitive Sound System! You can watch live video of the show over at the WFMU.org homepage from 9:30 - midnight. The video will also appear on the WFMU phone apps, and Pat's playlist page. Or, if you're in the area- swing by Montgomery Hall and see the show in person! This event is a WFMU benefit with a suggested donation of $10, $5 will get you in otherwise. Support the show and the station!


Ural Thomas & The Pain PLUS Billy Bragg
Saturday, July 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Ural Thomas is Portland, Oregon's Pillar Of Soul. He has shared the stage with the likes of James Brown, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Otis Redding and "Little" Stevie Wonder and was also involved in the sixties Northwest garage scene. After performing 44 times at The Apollo Theater, Ural took a long hiatus from New York but recently wowed the crowd at The Soul Clap 10th Anniversary Show and will be performing at Madison Park in Manhattan on Wednesday July 19th. Don't miss Ural Thomas & The Pain soul stomping live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show!

Billy Bragg visits Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss his new book, Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed The World. Skiffle was a politically aware working class sensation of 1950's Britian that influenced so much of what was to come musically. Almost unknown in the States, this passionate and well-researched books aims to change that. Billy is of course well known for his own musical career.


Innov Gnawa
Saturday, July 22nd, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Based in New York, Innov Gnawa is a group of musicians specializing in the sounds of Gnawa music, the ritual trance music of Morocco. Founded by Samir LanGus and featuring Hassan Ben Jaafer, a master gnawa musician originally from Fes, Morocco, they have been performing the last several years at venues such as Barbes, Nublu, Lincoln Center, and recently played Coachella as special guests of Bonobo. Now they find themselves at WFMU on the Inflatable Squirrel Carcass and we are honored to have them. Innov Gnawa have several performances during the month of July where you can see them live including Sunday, July 16 at Pier 1 as part of Summer on the Hudson; Friday, July 21 at Prospect Park with Amadou & Mariam; and Saturday, July 29 in Lowell, Massachusetts as part of the Lowell Folk Festival. They have previously appeared on WFMU during one of Rob Weisberg’s Barbes events which you can access here.


Evie Sands
Friday, July 21st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.
Dusty Springfield once called Evie Sands her “favorite female singer.” She also found favor with musical legends like Gladys Knight and Barbara Streisand as well as indie darlings’ Beth Orton, Beck, and Belle & Sebastien, all who covered her blue-eyed soul songs. Evie Sands had a flawless 60s catalog, and cut the first versions of monster hits like “I Can’t Let Go” and “Angel Of the Morning.” She scored her biggest hit with “Any Way That You Want Me” in 1969, and then evolved into a guitarist, songwriter, and producer in the 70s. In anticipation of her upcoming headline appearance at the Ponderosa Stomp, October 5-7th in New Orleans, Evie will speak to Sheila B. about her earliest records, the unfortunate circumstances surrounding her near-hit single “Take Me For A Little While,” and the evolution from 60s soul singer to songwriter and producer.


Peer Pressure Guest, Tombs' Mike Hill
Thursday, July 20th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Starting at 1pm this Thursday, Diane welcomes Mike Hill, founder of NY's TOMBS to the Peer Pressure segment! The band has recently released it's 4th full length, "The Grand Annihilation" and just come off tour, so Mike will have plenty to share with us. He will be live, so listeners will be able to ask him questions via the comments board. Tombs' music is hard to classify, and over their progression, they have been "labeled" anything from Post Rock to Black Metal, Goth and Industrial. Mike will clue us in on the growth of the band's sound, we'll definitely hear some cuts from the new record and Mike will dip into a playlist of favorites! Tune in to see if his picks are crowd pleasers or deep cuts!


DJay Ed
Thursday, July 20th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Nickel and Dime Radio continues the international flavors with San Paulo's DJay Ed,who's part of the crew Collective Stereo Royale. Besides throwing events, he heads Bom Senso, a group dedicated to Brazilian music from the 70’s that are played exclusively on vinyl.


Ultimate Painting
Wednesday, July 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

England's Ultimate Painting returns for their third appearance on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show! The band is working on their fourth full-length, following last year's outstanding Dusk (Trouble In Mind) -- EFD's album of the year! -- but they're taking a break for a brief US/Canada tour that includes a Central Park Summerstage appearance with Yo La Tengo on Monday the 17th. Tune in to WFMU Wednesday night, July 19th, to hear the latest from Ultimate Painting!


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #21 - Harumi
Wednesday, July 19th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series quickly came and went, but Irwin is reviving the series on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On our July 19th episode, Wilson welcomes to the Music Factory the eclectic Japanese one-album wonder Harumi. Wilson features tracks from Harumi's self-titled debut double album, which Wilson produced, along with tunes by Appletree Theatre, Dave Van Ronk, and the Beacon Street Union. Wilson also interviews Claude Hall of Billboard magazine about the raging controversy over the B-side of Paul Mauriat's hit instrumental "Love Is Blue."


The Old Codger fills in for the Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, July 18th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
The Old Codger, who spins 78 rpm records "like they're going outta style," fills in for the Antique Phonograph Music Program on Tuesday July 18th from 8–9pm Eastern. The Codger, who makes rare appearances on the WFMU airwaves, is a nasty piece of work made up of many smaller pieces of nastiness. Behold his bluster when he commandeers the mic and the hand-cranked turntables on July 18th at 8pm Eastern.


Flying Lotus
Tuesday, July 18th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Steven Ellison aka producer Flying Lotus joins Devon to discuss his feature length directorial debut "Kuso," co-written by Ellison and David Firth and starring Tim Heidecker, Hannibal Buress, Anders Holm and George Clinton with a soundtrack by FLyLo himself, Aphex Twin, Thundercat, Kamasi Washington and Akira Yamaoka. The film, which depicts the aftermath of LA's worst earthquake nightmare, premiered at Sundance this year and will be released on July 21st by online horror streaming service Shudder with select theater screenings that day. The two will also get into Ellison's sampling of soundtracks in his music, his 2010 live score of Harry Smith's "Heaven and Earth Magic" and the gratitude he owes to his Motown-songwriting grandmother Marilyn McLeod (Freda Payne/Diana Ross) and great aunt Alice Coltrane.


Gwilly Edmondez
Monday, July 17th, 6pm - 7pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Gwilly Edmondez is all over the place yet usually in the wrong place at the right time. As an improvisor and recording artist he tries to play as often as possible with anyone who’s game, or solo if no one is about. What he uses mostly is his voice, but is always searching for things to go with it, like samples, tapes and beats. Anything could happen, which is why Gwilly prefers to act at the very fringes of proper. He has collaborated with all sorts of people but his primary non-solo projects at the moment are YEAH YOU (with Elvin Brandhi), Kleevex (with Faye MacCalman) and Impossibility Knox (with Odie Ji Ghast and sometimes THF Drenching).


Champagne Superchillin
Monday, July 17th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Break out the bubbly! French ex-pat Juliette Shultz brought her Francoise Hardy-influenced style across the pond to Music City, where she has teamed up with group of hep rock and roll and blues Nashville cats to form Champagne Superchillin.


Marc Johnson
Monday, July 17th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

This year saw the reissue of a neglected folk-pop classic: Marc Johnson's Years. Released in 1972 when Marc was only 21 years old, the album was atypical for its day in its emphasis on arrangements and texture over the sparse, singer-songwriter template of the James Taylors of the time. The album didn't sell and Marc wouldn't be heard from again for almost 20 years, when he returned with the power-pop classic 12 in a Room. Today on Surface Noise, we hear from both sides of Marc Johnson, the folkie and the power-popper, in a live set and interview recorded exclusively for the show.


A Tribute to St. John Coltrane
Monday, July 17th, 3am - 6am
on
Circle Time with Mark R.
On July 17, 1967, the world lost one of its true musical giants, a revolutionary in every way--physical, spiritual, emotional--when John Coltrane passed away at the age of 43 from liver cancer. Our July 17th edition of Circle Time will be a three-hour tribute to a person many believe was the greatest virtuoso musician of the 20th century, regardless of genre. While a mere three hours show barely allows us to scratch the surface of Trane's immense and diverse catalogue, we'll touch on his early days with Miles Davis, some of his most important recordings with the "classic" quartet, and his later, wide-ranging experiments in pure sound exploration.


Paíto and the Gaiteros of Punta Brava - Keeping Afro-Colombian Traditions Alive
Saturday, July 15th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Sixto "Paíto" Silgado carries on traditions born in palenques - settlements started by escaped slaves on Colombia's Atlantic coast. He's master of the "Gaita Negra" - black "gaita" style. (The gaita is a traditional end-blown flute.) Paito lives in an isolated village and still thinks of himself as a farmer. He didn't start recording and touring until well into his 60s. But when he did, people took notice: Paito’s 2006 debut album Gaita Negra was selected by Semana magazine as one of the 25 most important albums in the history of Colombian music. Don't miss this rare live session with a true cultural treasure, Paíto and the Gaiteros of Punta Brava!


Marshall Crenshaw PLUS Los Vigilantes
Saturday, July 15th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Pop purveyor Marshall Crenshaw hangs out with Todd-O-Phonic Todd to play some of his favorite records and chat about his illustrious career as musician, DJ, and fan. This one is going to be a treat!

Los Vigilantes are a screaming rock'n'roll band hailing from San Juan. One listen to the live set they will be performing on Todd's show will display beyond a doubt why they are the greatest Puerto Rican musical export since The Sunsets of "Theme One" fame. Don't miss their great Slovenly releases.


John Schnall’s Midnight Matinee returns with "Less Miserable"
Saturday, July 15th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Just in time for Bastille Day, Midnight Matinee lets them eat cake on the airwaves with Less Miserable. Host John Schnall will take a certain overblown movie musical and make it... well, maybe not tuneful, but at least somewhat Less Miserable. Here's a taste. At the stroke of midnight on Saturday July 15th on Rich Hazelton's The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass. WARNING: Russell Crowe sings; we can't help that.


Ánde Somby
Friday, July 14th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Having performed both traditional and original yoiks since 1974, in 2016, Ánde Somby released the stunning Yoiking with the Winged Ones (Ash International), an LP produced by famed sound artist and former member of Cabaret Voltaire Chris Watson. On the album, Somby pushes his voice as sounds of animals howling, wailing, and moaning come to life in his mesmerizing yoiks. For centuries yoiking, an element of pre-Christian Sámi culture, was condemned and banned as attempts were made to Christianize the Sámi people, but yoiking has survived not only this effort but also the cultural suppression and policies of forced assimilation of the Sámi. Tune in as Somby visits WFMU to yoik and to talk about the culture of the Sámi, the northernmost indigenous people of Europe!

You can also catch Ánde Somby live at the free Prismatic Park events from July 11th to the 16th at Madison Square Park!


"Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" — Part 5 (Conclusion)
Friday, July 14th, 9am - Noon
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
The sensational John Coltrane documentary wraps up today as Doug Schulkind airs the fifth and final hour-long installment beginning at 11 AM. Highlights this week include: Trane's fascination with African tonal languages, his rock-star tour of Japan, and why he'd stop playing his horn on stage and just beat his chest and howl in the microphone. Listen for hang-on-every-word interviews with Alice Coltrane, Babatunde Olatunji, Archie Shepp, and many more. Remember to tune in at 11am to hear it live as this program will not be archived.


DJ Borka
Thursday, July 13th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
For more than 15 years Borka has kept himself very busy doing a number of things music related. He co-runs rx:tx, an underground beats label from mostly regional artists. He's also part of a three men ex-yugoslav digging expedition called Tetkine Radosti that unearths jazz, funk and rock gems from the former socialist homeland. His band is called Jimmy Barka Experience, a two dj's and a drummer combo playing a collage of all sorts of funk, breaks, rock and afro sounds. He also produces beats for MCs and works at two radio stations. This dude makes me feel mad lazy. He'll be playing some serious 'Yugo' nuggets + beats and pieces.


Joe Frank - "Margarita"
Wednesday, July 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesday afternoons at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. July 12th, we'll present "Margarita" from Joe's "The Other Side" series. In this episode, Larry tells a joke about Hitler at a Nuremberg rally. Larry and Joe argue about whether the measure of an artist's work should be affected by the artist's abysmal behavior. David reveals his fantasy of being a handsome, rugged forest ranger. Kristine recalls her thrill-packed but painful affair with an older married man. Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield tells a few stories.


Zu Manifestival & Nova Convention
Wednesday, July 12th, 3pm - 5pm
on
Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ridgewood Radio presents rare and unheard tracks from two seminal events of 1978: Giorgio Gomelsky’s Zu Manifestival and John Giorno’s Nova Convention. Compiled directly from Gomelsky and Giorno’s master tapes, the show features raw, formative work by Fred Frith, Peter Blegvad, Chris Cutler, The Muffins, Yochko Seffer, Bill Laswell, Daevid Allen, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Ed Sanders, Steve Lacy, Allen Ginsberg’s rockabilly band, and William Burroughs.


Matte Black
Wednesday, July 12th, 3am - 6am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Brooklyn heavy psych rockers Matte Black deliver all the trippy, fuzzy goodness you'd expect from the genre, but unlike a lot of their peers, they keep things routed in a concise song structure with catchy hooks and melodies. Dropping by WFMU for the first time, we'll be hearing a lot of new material off of their forthcoming album. Not to be missed for fans of all that is heavy and psychedelic.


Barry Adamson
Tuesday, July 11th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Barry Adamson joins Morricone Island to have a listen to his latest release "Love Sick Dick" and to discuss his film music and directing career. Elmer Bernstein, John Barry and Ennio Morricone have all informed Adamson's solo work including his first (of nine solo albums) "Moss Side Story" conceived in 1988 as a soundtrack to an imaginary film-noir crime film. Previously a member of Magazine, Birthday Party and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, he has since composed for over a dozen films, television series and docs including "Delusion" (1991), "The Escort" (1994), "Dreams of a Life" (2011) and his own directed film-noir "Therapist" (2011). He has also contributed music to Derek Jarman's "The Last of England," David Lynch's "Lost Highway," Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers," Danny Boyle's "The Beach" and Allison Anders' "Gas, Food & Lodging."


Daniel Andréasson
Tuesday, July 11th, 7pm - 10pm
on Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Daniel Andréasson is a techno artist and photographer from Sweden with releases on Börft, Skudge White, Tabernacle and more. He runs Autodidakt Records and will drop by the show while on his first U.S. tour. More info here.


Razorlegs
Tuesday, July 11th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Bleeding walls of overloaded guitar and drum interplay from the psychedelic punk duo of Andrew Hurst on drums and PD Fadensonnen on guitar and stylophone. Fans of Blue Cheer, Fushitsusha, Chrome and general amplified confusion will dig today's in-studio proceedings.


Danny Hellman and Julian Velard
Monday, July 10th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Hot of an exhilarating week off in Cleveland, Dave returns to the airwaves with artist Danny Hellman and musician Julian Velard for a night of hot, hot fun.


Daniel Bacchieri's Worldwide Street Music Map
Saturday, July 8th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Daniel Bacchieri is literally connecting the dots between street musicians, fans and budding music-documentarians around the world with his interactive online Street Music Map and its Big Apple offshoot, Street Music Map NYC. Click on the map and you can watch buskers around the world. Collaboration is encouraged: you can contribute your own videos to the map too. And there's much more to the project - Daniel will tell us all about it as we check out street music from around the globe on this week's show.


Dion
Saturday, July 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Dion stops by the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show to chat about his new album on Norton Records, "Kickin' Child". This wonderful collection showcases Dion's lost recordings between "Runaround Sue" and "Abraham Martin & John" and are exemplary folk rock gems. Find out why they were kept under lock and key for decades.


"Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" — Part 4
Friday, July 7th, 9am - Noon
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, the amazing John Coltrane documentary "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" continues as Doug Schulkind airs Part 4: "Searching For The One", a 1-hour segment beginning at 11am. Highlights this week include: Coltrane's link with Malcolm X and the Black Liberation movement, Trane's fascination with African drums, the John Gilmore/John Coltrane connection, and Trane telling of the gig one night in New Jersey when he pulled his band off the stage. Also, hear riveting interviews with Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, and many more. Remember to tune in at 11am to hear it live as this program will not be archived.


Dennis Kane
Thursday, July 6th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Dennis Kane is a noted DJ and producer, he is one half of the recording duo SIREN, with Darshan Jesrani. Their new ep LULU drops on Compost records July 21st Kane also helms the Disques Sinthomme and Ghost Town labels, he has toured extensively and done numerous remixes, he likes coffee. Dennis is a serious collector, expect both some dance tracks and much deeper cuts.


Tom Wilson's Music Factory #20 - Bobby Callender
Wednesday, July 5th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
In 1967 and '68 the charismatic record producer Tom Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve Records. The series quickly came and went, but Irwin is reviving the series on alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern). On our July 5th episode, Wilson welcomes to the Music Factory radio programmer-turned-pop musician Bobby Callender, who explains what happened when someone stole Murray the K's bongos. Wilson features tracks from Callender's album RAINBOW, along with tunes by Lalo Schifrin, Dave Van Ronk, the Free Design, Odetta, and others. Wilson also interviews Claude Hall of Billboard magazine about a newfangled phenomenon known as "underground radio." Regular listeners of the Music Factory will be gratified to know that this episode contains THREE NEW COMMERCIALS.


Jonathan is in for William tonight
Wednesday, July 5th, Midnight - 3am
on
Blurred and Obscured with Jonathan Herweg

How cultures interact with Peter Witchalls
Tuesday, July 4th, 4pm - 7pm
on
Continental Subway with David Dichelle (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
We’ll be joined in the studio by intercultural specialist and University of Hamburg lecturer Peter Witchalls. Originally from London, and with over 20 years of experience teaching and living in Germany, Pete has developed a few theories about what to do when you meet a foreigner. He will also discuss non-violent communication and how it all comes together. Ask your questions or let us know your own personal theories via the comments board.


Garbeque
Tuesday, July 4th, 9am - 3pm
on
Garbage Time with Matt Warwick
Matt Warwick hosts a 6-hr long BBQ special live from the WFMU parking lot.



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