Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Interview with legendary Philadelphia disc jockey Jerry Blavatt (Todd-o-phonic Todd fills in for Joe Belock)
Thursday, August 4th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Known as "The Geator with The Heater" and "The Boss With The Hot Sauce," this summer sees the release of Blavatt's long awaited autobiography. You Only Rock Once is the wildly entertaining and unfiltered story of the man whose career began at the age of 13 on the TV dance show Bandstand and became a music legend. Lifelong friendships with the likes of Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra, a controversial relationship with Philadelphia Mafia boss Angelo Bruno that resulted in a decade-long FBI investigation, and much more colors this amazing journey from the early 60s through today.

Jerry Blavat was one of the early rock-and-roll deejays who revolutionized the profession and invented the "Oldies" format. He had national success in the '60s as host of the popular CBS-TV dance show The Discophonic Scene, but is best known as a high-energy oldies deejay on the air and at live events throughout the Middle Atlantic region. With a successful nightclub outside Atlantic City, NJ (Memories); regular radio shows on 88.5 FM WXPN in Philadelphia, 92.1 FM WVLT in South Jersey, and 98.3 FM WTKU in Atlantic City; and scores of sold-out live dance events every year, Blavat is as popular as ever. He lives in Philadelphia, PA. Please visit him at jerryblavat.com.

One of his often overlooked contributions to American culture is the influlence he has had on Todd-O-Phonic Todd, who named himself in tribute to The Geator.


Daniel Menche
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Daniel Menche presents "Acapocalypse," a 30 minute DJ mix of his hand-picked favorite vocal noise/singing/babbling/chanting songs. A full spectrum of the downright dumbest to the most beautiful voices brought to you from Portland Oregon's sound abuser: Daniel Menche. A lifetime supporter to the Do or DIY experience and someone who you likely would not expect to be a huge fan of Bronski Beat and Misfits. Who wudda thunk!


Queens of the Stone Age & Ice Age
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Queens of the Stone Age (Palm Desert, CA) and Ice Age (Denmark)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Cracked Latin
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Cracked Latin will perform in trio format on Irwin's program Weds. Aug 3 at 3:30pm. Cracked Latin is fronted by two longtime friends, Lane Steinberg of New York and Luis Accorsi of Venezuela. The band conceptually hatched over leisurely afternoons of triple espressos listening to old Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco records. The idea was to fuse Latin-American elements with a heavy dose of late '60s psychedelia. Although Cracked Latin performs live as a ten-piece orchestra with horns, this WFMU performance will feature a relaxed summery approach with a focus on vocals. Veteran drummer Charlie Zeleny, who handles many of the band's arrangements, rounds out the trio.


Guest DJs: Daniel Collas & Sean Marquand
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Duane Train
The founders of the popular 8-piece NYC-based Psych/Disco/Funk Phenomenal Handclap Band drop by Duane's show August 3rd to play a few records, preview songs from their forthcoming new album as well as their upcoming projects with Bryan Ferry among others.


The Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich Special
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
This Week on Thunk Tank, it's the Sugar-Coated Satan Sandwich Special! Trillion-dollar coins, shotgun-shell cremains, and Hugo Chavez goes head to head with Vladimir Putin! It could be the most random Thunk Tank ever.


The Men
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

(Postponed from a June date) The Men are a raucous four-piece post-punk combo out of Brooklyn whose new release "Leave Home" on Sacred Bones Records has cobbled together a pile of not-so-pounding influences (drone, Krautock, pop) and sets them into car-crash mode. Howling guitars, rocked-up Suicide references, this could be the great crossover Amphetamine Reptile spacerock band if they were around circa 1989. Seriously driving punk rock with intricate, layered structures amidst the raw power.


Aesop Dekker of Ludicra, Worm Ouroboros, and Agalloch
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Aesop Dekker of Ludicra, Worm Ouroboros, and Agalloch joins Diane for the first installment of the weekly segment entitled "Peer Pressure!" Diane invites members of the music community to spin some music and comment about it along with her; have a conversation about what's influenced them musically and personally and to pay homage to music they've been inspired by. Aesop is the drummer in all three bands, and promises to have an eclectic mix of music for the listeners to enjoy, comment on, and ask questions about!


She's Got the Power: A Girl Group Extravaganza
Saturday, July 30th, 2011, 3pm - 10pm
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

WFMU will preempt its regular irregular programming for nine hours on this Saturday to bring forth the most stunning and comprehensive array of female vocalists ever assembled on one stage! Live from the Damrosch Park bandshell in Manhattan, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation present She's Got the Power, a veritable cornucopia of feminine vocal and songwriting prowess, and WFMU has been entrusted to present every single blessed note to you, the listener, in return.

This five-hour-long stage spectacular, from 5pm to 10pm, is a roll call of girl group greats: Ronnie Spector, Lesley Gore, La La Brooks (of the Crystals), Arlene Smith (of the Chantels), Barbara Harris (of the Toys), Margaret Ross (of the Cookies), Maxine Brown, Brenda Reid and Lillian Walker Moss (of the Exciters), Peggy Santiglia Davison and Jiggs Sirico (of the Angels), Beverly Warren (of the Raindrops), Nanette Licori (of the Delrons), Baby Washington and Toni Wine.

The festivities will be hosted by WFMU boss jocks Rex, Dave the Spazz, Debbie D. and Gaylord Fields -- they'll be the ones in the matching gold blazers -- beginning at 1pm with a live broadcast of Rex's Fool's Paradise program. The radio proceedings continue with tunes and interviews, cranking up the anticipation till the ladies strut their stuff onstage at the 5 o'clock hour.


Rex broadcasts live from Lincoln Center
Saturday, July 30th, 2011, 1pm - 3pm
on
Fool's Paradise with Rex
Tune in for a special edition of "Fools Paradise," broadcasting live from Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center. Rex will warm up the crowds for "She's Got the Power: A Girl Group Extravaganza" from 5-10pm, when girl group greats take to the stage.


Rare Girl Group 45s
Thursday, July 28th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
In anticipation of the Ponderosa Stomp Girl Group Extravaganza at Lincoln Center, Girl Group aficionado Billy Miller of Norton Records drops by Spazzville with a selection of rare 45s ranging from the Ronettes and Shangri-Las to Beverly and the Donuts and Tootie and the Boquets.


The Paperhead
Thursday, July 28th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

The Paperhead are a group of teenage psychedelics from Nashville TN. Ryan, Pete, and Walker hit the road for the first time this summer, joined by Jeffrey Novak (Rat Traps, Cheap Time) on keyboards. Novak also produced The Paperhead's self-titled LP on Trouble In Mind, which also credits a fourth member named Matt with "colors, spiritual advice." Formerly known as The Looking Glass, The Paperhead previously released a 7" on Nashville's Dead, and a tape on local label Infinity Cat, "Focus In On... The Looking Glass." The sold-out tape is set to be reissued on vinyl by Trouble In Mind's TIM Records imprint, just in time for The Papearhead's national tour (dates here include Brooklyn's Death By Audio July 21st, Bruar Falls July 22nd)


Urge Overkill
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

It would be impossible, or at least ill-advised, to write a musical history of the '90s without including a chapter on Urge Overkill. Now, nearly 16 years after their last album was released, original members Nash Kato and Eddie "King" Roeser along with Mike "Hadji" Hodgkiss (Gaza Strippers) and Brian Quast (Cherry Valence, Polvo) have released a brand new Urge album, Rock & Roll Submarine. The band just wrapped up a two-week tour that included a visit to the WFMU studios for a special acousti-lectric set of some songs from the new album as well as a few selections from their Geffen and Touch & Go releases. Be sure to tune in to the Evan "Funk" Davies show at 9pm on Wednesday, July 27, to hear this unique performance! 


Alex Drool and Zohar "NicoTeen" Shafir
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Do or DIY with People Like Us
Alex Drool is an improviser percussionist-vocalist, and in the past decade he has established himself as one of the pivotal figures surrounding Israel's flourishing experimental scene. He has collaborated live w/ Blood Stereo, Adam Bohman, Fritz Welch & many others. He also co-curates Primate Arena - a platform promoting out muzak in Israel alongside Eran Sachs.

Zohar "NicoTeen" Shafir is a musician and performer based in Tel Aviv. In recent years she has been performing extensively in key experimental music events in Israel and abroad. With several beautiful independent EPs released, she creates charming catchy tunes using toy synthesizers, vocal harmonies and lo-fi recording methods. She is also part of the enigmatic duo Cassexxe Vibrato.


Casey Veggies & Cults
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with rapper Casey Veggies (Inglewood, CA) and Cults (New York, NY)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Live from the UCB Theater with John Sayles, David Wain and Mike Doughty
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Ken and Andy return to the stage of NYC's UCB Theater this Wednesday night, July 27th from 6-7pm for a live broadcast of Seven Second Delay. Joining Andy and Ken on stage will be David Wain, Director of the film Role Models and the Adult Swim series Children's Hospital, Novelist & Director John Sayles (Brother From Another Planet, Spiderwick Chronicles) and musical guest Mike Doughty (of Soul Coughing). Plus, Andy will be making fun of the congnitive impairment Ken suffered as a result of his recent head injury. The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.


Sportsy Talk: Pitchers' Duel
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
The Brainiacs attend a classic pitchers' duel, as C.C. Sabathia and the Yankees take on Whats-his-name Shields and the former Devil Rays! Recorded live in Yankee Stadium on July 10, and edited into incoherence late yesterday afternoon, this will be a very special Thunk Tank indeed! 7 PM today, on WFMU.


Tape show
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
Marty McSorley's show
Three hours of nothing but cassettes. Edan Wilber from Death By Audio and East Village Radio joins Marty McSorley to showcase some of their favorite walkman fillers.


Downliners Sekt
Monday, July 25th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture

On Monday July 25th, DJ Rupture will be joined by the mysterious duo of Downliners Sekt to talk about some of the myths that inform their "shattered electric soul music" -- all of which is available for free download from their site http://www.downliners-sekt.com/.


Matt Bauer
Monday, July 25th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

On his latest album, The Jessamine County Book of the Living, The whispery-voiced Matt Bauer has once again made a record that is an intimate, personal, and often fantastical interpretation of the natural world surrounding his native state of Kentucky. Matt said this was his most rewarding, fun album to create, but it's also the most complicated, logistically tricky, and expensive project he's attempted. It features a 4 piece band, 11 piece orchestra, 14 singers, and a number of other guest musicians who live in 10 different cities spread out across the states. Matt Bauer brings a live version of this beautiful album to WFMU.


Meghan fills in foir Keili this morning
Sunday, July 24th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
Underwater Theme Park with Meghan

Times New Viking
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is so thrilled to welcome Times New Viking back to the Cherry Blossom Clinic on July 23rd! This Ohio trio play a fractured brand of fuzzed-out garage pop evocative of Human Switchboard, Pastels, & The Bats! They are in the midst of touring in support of their new album "Dancer Equired," their debut for Merge Records, but you can hear them live on the Cherry Blossom Clinic on July 23rd.


Fountains of Wayne
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael Shelley welcomes one of his favorite bands of all time, Fountains of Wayne, for an acoustic performance and interview. The band is currently on tour & has just released a new album "Sky Full of Holes."


Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up Trio
Friday, July 22nd, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Drummer/composer Tomas Fujiwara (pronounced Toe-muh) brings a scaled down version of his band The Hook Up to The Long Rally for a live session. The trio version, featuring Mary Halvorson on guitar and Trevor Dunn (from Mr. Bungle) on bass, will play tunes from The Hook Up's 2010 album Actionspeak, in addition to new material.  Tomas writes intricate, gnarly and adventurous post-bop; expect a modern take on the classic mid-'60s Blue Note sound of Wayne Shorter, Andrew Hill and Eric Dolphy.


The Sadies
Thursday, July 21st, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
The fabulous Sadies - guitarist brothers Dallas and Travis Good, drummer Mike Belitsky and bassist Sean Dean - return to WFMU offering the band's signature swirl of alt-country, psychedelic garage rock and surf mixed with Dallas' somber and introspective lyrics.


Gwilly Edmondez
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Do or DIY with People Like Us
This special mix for DO Or DIY features new material from Gwilly, who continues to pursue a reckless collision of live vocals and collage, improvised wherever and whenever, alongside other stuff from Felt Beak posts and recent and forthcoming Kakutopia releases. Gwilly Edmondez is one of four artists in one person (he shares with Gustav Thomas, Virginia Pipe and Copydex). He performs and records solo, as well as in Falco Subbuteo (with Val Persona) and occasionally with Sound of Aircraft Attacking Britain and Radioactive Sparrow (of which he was a founder member in 1980). Gwilly comes from Bridgend in South Wales and is now based in the Northeast of England. His most recent adventure has been the anarcho-thon Felt Beak, a profligate praxis bulletin that courts the flagrantly prolific. He gave up smoking in the '90s.


Chains of Love
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Vancouver, BC's Chains of Love will be doing the guest DJ thingie and talking about their debut 7-inch! So ummm, doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


The Old Codger fills in for Mac
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
The Old Codger never fails to make an impression. In 1944 columnist Tilly Fleckstein called him "a surly curmudgeon whose behavioral spectrum consists of finely calibrated degrees of spitefulness." Fleckstein died under mysterious circumstances a year later, but the Codger parties on. He'll be making festive in WFMU's main studio on Tuesday night July 19, filling in for the Antique Phonograph Hour from 8-9pm Eastern. And he'll be around for years to come, long after you're tucked in a dirt hole you spent your entire life working to pay for.


Listener Dan from Project Appleseed
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
This week on Thunk Tank, the Brainiacs welcome special guest Listener Dan from Appleseed. Project Appleseed is an educational project of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association, teaching history and rifle marksmanship skills. We're so happy to have him on the show that we'll even take calls! So call us. This Tuesday, 7 PM, on WFMU.


Last July live at the Camden Purple Turtle
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

More music from a hot summer night in London. Cambridge-based darkwave/electronica band Last July rock Camden with their bouncy synth loops, driving guitar and energetic female vocals. Featuring former members of Rome Burns and Slamm.


The Left Banke
Monday, July 18th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Legendary NYC baroque pop band The Left Banke is back on the scene with upcoming shows at Brooklyn's Littlefield July 20th and in August at Bearsville Theatre in Woodstock. Original members Tom Finn and George Cameron have joined forces with singer Mike Fornatale,  Gripweed Rick Reil and a few other pals. The band held court for Irene in WFMU's studio B last Sunday, and Tom Finn along with longtime producer Ralph Affoumato drop by to let you hear the result and talk about The Left Banke's rich past, present and future.


Anamanaguchi
Sunday, July 17th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

Keili shares a live session recorded with Anamanaguchi. Employing traditional rock instruments with hacked NES and Gameboy sound creations since 2004, the guys of Anamanaguchi are the Kings of the chip tune scene.


Things We Did On Our Summer Vacation: Norway's Førde Festival
Saturday, July 16th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Rob and frequent fellow traveler Tom Pryor of Nat Geo World Music report back on Norway's International Førde Folk Music Festival. The Førde Festival, running from July 7-10 this year, is the biggest event of its kind in Scandinavia. It's held in a breathtakingly beautiful village in Western Norway. The festival spotlights Scandinavia's vibrant traditional music scenes, and also features an array of visiting global artists programmed around a different theme each year. This year's international theme is "women's world" with stellar artists like Esma, Oumou Sangare and the Mahotella Queens among the luminaries coming to play among the fjords. Tom and Rob will share highlights from the experience and play music by favorite festival performers.


Raspberry Bulbs
Friday, July 15th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Over the course of two short years, several cassettes, and one full-length LP, Raspberry Bulbs has quickly established itself as a unique and powerful voice in black metal, a project to be reckoned with, and one of the best in the now quite extensive American black metal universe. Their lurching, screaming, mid-tempo anthems, insanely catchy and possessing, have rapidly set the project apart from what some may have originally viewed as a "Bone Awl spinoff project." He Who Crushes Teeth (long-time Bone Awl drummer) is a serious, cornerstone figure in black metal, also having established the excellent Seed Stock label, which has brought an admirable selection of new and older BM titles to the fans on vinyl and cassette. Raspberry Bulbs' My Castle of Quiet appearance marks the first RB live performance anywhere, as most of the cassettes as well as the LP were created by RB alone via multitracking, and only the most-recent RB Tries Again cassette was recorded by the newly formed combo which we'll hear on the air. MCoQ is proud as hell to present this absolutely live session, a long time in the making, and a milestone for black metal fans everywhere.


Future of Music Coalition & Public Knowledge on the new "Copyright Alert System"
Thursday, July 14th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal
On July 7th, America's major Internet Service Providers, music, and film industries announced an agreement to cooperate on anti-piracy measures. They will establish an Orwellian "Center for Copyright Information" to monitor Peer-to-Peer networks, and to send out Copyright Alerts. The six alert levels start out as educational warnings, but may escalate to "mitigation measures" including the disruption of Internet access. 

Casey Rae-Hunter of the Future of Music Coalition, and Sherwin Siy of Public Knowledge will join to discuss the Copyright Alert System's implications for musicians and for everyone who uses the Internet.


Wobbly
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

On this week's DO or DIY, it's the turn of Jon Leidecker aka Wobbly to do a 25 minute guest DJ mix. Since 1990, Jon Leidecker has performed appropriative collage music under the pseudonym Wobbly, aiming for extended narratives spun from spontaneous yet coherent multi-sample polyphony. In the Variations podcast series at Radio Web MACBA, Leidecker reconstructs the history of sound appropriationism by looking at examples from 20th century composition, popular art and commercial media, and the convergence of all these trends today.


Mac Miller & Justice
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with rapper Mac Miller (Pittsburgh, PA) and Justice (Paris, France)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Seven Second Delay at the UCB Theatre with comedian Jon Benjamin, musician Don Fleming, director Andrew Rossi & others
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Ken and Andy return to the stage of NYC's UCB Theater this Wednesday night, July 13th from 6-7pm for a live broadcast of Seven Second Delay. Joining Andy and Ken on stage will be Comedy Central's Jon Benjamin, Director Andrew Rossi of the NY Times documentary "Page One", Saturday Night Live's Cue Card Man Wally Feresten, and musical guest Don Fleming (of Half Japanese, Velvet Monkeys, Sonic Youth, Alice Cooper, more). Plus, a very special, super secret guest. The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.


Michael Anderson (AKA WFMU's Good Doctor) Sun Ra special
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Michael Anderson of the Sun Ra Music Archive will discuss his new book, THIS PLANET IS DOOMED: THE SCIENCE FICTION POETRY OF SUN RA, on Irwin's show Weds. July 13 from 4-6pm. The program will feature tracks from Ra's albums and rare selections from the archives. THIS PLANET IS DOOMED was published by Kicks Books, a Norton Records affiliate. Anderson worked with Norton on vinyl releases of three volumes of unissued Sun Ra spoken word poetry and polemics, entitled STRANGE WORLDS IN MY MIND, THE SUB-DWELLERS, and THE OUTER DARKNESS. Anderson, a longtime WFMU DJ known as "The Good Doctor," will be reading from his book at New York's Lakeside Lounge on July 17 .


Experimental Cassette Culture (Round 2) with RYAN MARTIN of DAIS RECORDS
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
For a second year, Brian is joined by Ryan Martin of Dais Records/Robert and Leopold Tapes to dig out dusty boxes of rare cassettes old and new, discussing cassette culture starting in the late '70s post-industrial / synth realm and going through the '80s and '90s up until the deluged tape scene today. Last year's show highlighted an incredible array of sounds, some handed over from Genesis Breyer P-Orridge's own personal trove; expect more rarely-heard sounds once again!


Bastille Day Celebration + live music from Manouche Bag
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Bastille Day comes but once a year: time for tricolor and more French music that you can shake a french/english dictionary at! On July 12th from 9 -noon This is the Modern World with Trouble celebrates with a truly wonderful live band: "Manouche Bag". Making the trip all the way from a 1930's gypsy jazz houseboat floating on the Hudson, this eclectic, mostly acoustic combo thrills and delights. Those years you spent in the French Resistance will come oozing back like the soft lick of a Bouvier des Flandres.  Share in the live fun of the ensemble who roosts at cafe Madame Claude, named after the most memorable "madame" in French history.


In Isolation live at the Camden Purple Turtle
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

On London's hottest day of the year, Julie joins a club full of black-boot-clad sweltering goths for a music line-up just as steamy. First on the bill: Nottingham's 21st century post-punk band, In Isolation. Their songs feature powerful guitars, angst-poppy vocals, tight rhythms and great lyrical moments like "I'd risk my ass for you." The band features members of Die Laughing and Every Dead New Ghost.


Blissed Out
Sunday, July 10th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

Live session and conversation with Alex Winter, who creates a collage of original material mixed with random, surprising samples. Who knew Britney's latest could be worked into an actual listenable piece of art?


Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams
Sunday, July 10th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
You can't have too much Swamp Dogg! After an appearance earlier in the day on Michael Shelley's program, legendary soul singer, songwriter, and producer Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams returns to the WFMU airwaves for a short live set and some chat in advance of his New York City-area concerts on July 14th and 15th.


Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams
Saturday, July 9th, 2011, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with soul music legend (and self described "music genius") Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams, whose been making #1 hits in various guises since 1954.


Rob Sonic
Thursday, July 7th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Hail Mary Mallon is Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, and DJ Big Wiz. They just released a pretty damn great rap record on Rhymesayers titled "Are You Gonna Eat That?". Tune in as Mr. Sonic tells us all about it...


Brian Joseph Davis
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

On this edition of DO or DIY Brian does a guest mix "30 Shortest Tracks in my iTunes" and gives some exclusive tracks to play.

Davis worked at Blocks Recording Club for several years, then lived in the Mojave desert in 2010 where he experienced perfect, terrifying silence. Mornings included the grilling of hotdogs and deadpan announcements of "und meine Ohren sind Wunden." Since that time he's settled in Brooklyn and concentrated on text and writing. Recent works include adapting 300 pages of The Pentagon Papers into Star Wars fan fiction, publishing a short story collection, and running the literary magazine Joyland.


Fat Mike & Dimmu Borgir
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Fat Mike of NoFX (San Francisco, CA) and Dimmu Borgir ( Olso, Norway )! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Milk Music
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Hailing from Olympia, Washington, Milk Music are a killer electric rock trio that conjure up the downstroke punk attack of Greg Ginn with the pop hooks and Bigmuff stylings of Greg Sage & the Wipers (who are clearly a spirit looming large over the Northwest USA these days). Liberal doses of early Dinosaur and Thin Lizzy floating around as well in this, the band's first ever radio session. No-nonsense, simple, buzzed-up American rock for your afternoon listening pleasure.


John Maus (DJ Set and Interview)
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

Bedroom recording dream boat John Maus stops by the WFMU studios to spin some of his favorite tunes and chat with Marty McSorley about Quantum Leap and the current political climate in America.


The Hussy Performs Live
Sunday, July 3rd, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
The Hussy from Madison, Wisconsin will blow your mind and then your speakers as they blast the WFMU studios like a hot guy you meet at a party - singing sweet garage pop, but then stepping on the effects pedals and ramping up the UNF as if they were pulling back your hair and planting a sonic kiss on your neck and ear.


Jason Soliday
Friday, July 1st, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

One might be tempted to refer to Chicago musician Jason Soliday as a "real electronicist," inasmuch as his staggering and prolific talent bears out evidence of a driven and unstoppable artist, with more projects and side projects than one has appendages. Hell, the guy has a project called "I <3 Presets," he's won Wm. Berger over already. Wm. first heard Jason's music through their mutual friend Steve Witchbeam, and sometime later through a collaborative mini CD between OPPONENTS' Joshua Slusher and Winters in Osaka, another of Jason's (or J.'s) impressive branches of activity. So, he's had one degree of separation from the My Castle of Quiet show for a long time, and a live, on-air visit was more than simply inevitable, much closer to "pre-ordained by the gods." Sonically, Soliday is a pro, his recordings and style melding apocalyptic pounding and drone with multiple, sudden bursts of concréte-style collage and psyche-clearing power electronics, without the messy "I had a bad day" vocals that often tether such a journey to the solid ground. Visit Jason's site for a lot more info. His latest full-length work, Shivering Disorganizer, on a par in both complexity and power with his many other releases, is available for free download at Soliday's soundcloud page. Jason's Castle visit comes at the end of a round of NY-area appearances, including the Ende Tymes Festival at Silent Barn (6/26) and Port d'Or (6/29.)


Shooter Jennings + Jonny B from The Dirty Pearls
Thursday, June 30th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon
Clay Pigeon welcomes Shooter Jennings to The Dusty Show tonight at 6pm. The son of country legend Waylon Jennings holds forth on music, politics, his dad, Bocephus and Minnie Moore. Also, Jonny B from The Dirty Pearls, and The Pidge' most recent thrift store acquisitions... The Electric Eleven! 


Jared Black Lips, Katy La Sera, Ben Rayner, Two Door Cinema Club & Hunx & His Punx
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Jared of the Black Lips, Katy of La Sera/Vivian Girls, Photographer Ben Rayner, Northern Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club & Sand Francisco's Hunx & His Punx! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Pika
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011, 3am - 6am
on
Nat Roe
Most well known as the drummer of spazzy noise rockers Afrirampo, Pika (aka Pikachu) has just finished a tour of the US in a duo with Kawabata Makoto of Acid Mothers Temple. On the tail end of her time in NYC, Pika played the first solo guitar material Nat has heard from her as well as some characteristically nutty drum solos.


Bob Forrest
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Bob Forrest (Drug Counselor, Celebrity Rehab and Sober House, Musician, Thelonious Monster and Bicycle Thief) will join Chris T. to discuss the Medford Pharmacy Massacre, Oxycodone abuse and a new documentary about his life, Bob And The Monster.


Ice Age
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

This Copenhagen quartet averaged age 17 when composing their debut LP "New Brigade" for Dais Records release stateside, who describe the release as "uncontrived, pure – this record is a youthful assault of downer no-wave hardcore, wise beyond it’s years." Indeed, there's a fresh breath of air in this mix of Pink Flag/Wire-style compact energy and '81 downtown NYC guitar nods, but Ice Age's average 2-minute jams overflow with very original approach to youthful aggro-rock that has already won them a legion of fans awaiting this their first USA soujourn.


Jolie Holland
Monday, June 27th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Stepping out to solo from the Be Good Tanyas several years ago, the smoky-voiced Jolie Holland has a fifth disc of originals just out on Anti. It's called "Pint of Blood," an unusual melding of folk, country, blues, and jazz that is compellingly unclassifiable. Jolie recently contributed vocals to Matt Bauer's latest disc, "The Jessamine County Book of the Living," and collaborating in the past with the likes of Hal Willner and Booker T. Jones. Jolie Holland Drops by WFMU in advance of her show Tuesday June 28th at The Bowery Ballroom.


MKRNI Performs Live
Sunday, June 26th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Electronic dance band MKRNI (pronounced macaroni) from Santiago, Chile makes Beastin' The Airwaves! with half-Chilean DJ Keili - the first stop on their virgin trip to the US. This Chilean culture monster extracts what's good about the Santiago art and music scene, mixes in some Latin/Andean sounds, electronic dance rhythms and serves up a delicious psychedelic/electro-Latin dance party.


Anasma & Ranya Renée of NY Theatrical Bellydance Conference
Saturday, June 25th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The annual New York Theatrical Bellydance Conference - featuring daytime workshops and evening performances (as well as a bellydance shopping tour!) - is July 6-10. Its two founding directors are Anasma and Ranya Renée, both accomplished dancers, choreographers and dance teachers. Anasma and Ranya stop by to give us an inside look at the conference. We'll also look at some of the related musical traditions, as well as getting up to speed on what's happening today in this ancient but rapidly evolving dance genre.


Ty Segall
Saturday, June 25th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is so excited to welcome Ty Segall back to the WFMU airwaves! Ty will be playing stripped-down versions of his songs - which will include cuts from his amazing new album for Drag City "Goodbye Bread" - as well as some of his new classics. Hopefully we can get him to do some of his patented crazy covers! Ty and his band will be touring the US all summer long, but tune in to hear Terre T reveal a different side of Ty Segall on June 25th.


Doug Shipton
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Doug Shiptonruns one of best contemporary re-issue labels out of the UK. You might also know him from his Delay 68 Records imprint that released some solid heavy comps. He's currently trekking around the States supporting his new release "Dedicated Swallower of Fashion" and will bless the WFMU airwaves with some chit chatter & music just in time for a late cup of tea.



Roger Allen: The History of Skate Rock Part 2
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Roger Allen returns with the History of Skate Rock Part 2!  Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Bush Tetras
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011, 6am - 9am
on Marty McSorley's show

The post punk legends and no wave queens stop by the WFMU studios for a live set and to show you all why "you can't be funky if you haven't got a soul!" Tune in, turn up and get down.


Silver Ash
Monday, June 20th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Silver Ash is a trio of Aaron Dugan (guitar), Casey Block (electronics) & Jeff Arnal (percussion). They have a record release party coming up Wednesday at Shea Stadium for their new 7", and to celebrate a little in advance they'll come by for a live in-studio performance. The Wire magazine says Arnal has a "balletic sense of time" and "imaginative deployment of colour." He's been on Airborne Event before, with pianist Gordon Beeferman, and shared deft and painterly approach to the drums. Casey Block has somehow found time to turn out incredible music in Hell's Hills, Block:Gartman, and the sadly defunct Fear & Trembling, all while hosting Just Music on East Village Radio and running Eat Records in Williamsburg. His prior visits to Airborne Event have always been a pleasure. Guitarist Aaron Dugan has been a mainstay of Matisyahu's band and played with everyone from Trevor Hall to Bill Laswell. Tune in early -- the live music will start around 9:30pm.


Pistolera Performs Live
Saturday, June 18th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
New York's rock-ranchera powerhouse Pistolera is back in action with a great new cd that's both thoughtful and danceable: El Desierto y la Ciudad. And tonight's session is an FMU exclusive: Coming just ahead of the the band's big summer tour (with area stops at Franklin Township Public Library in Somerset NJ on June 29 and Drom in the East Village on July 29), it will be the first public performance of music from the album.


Barracudas live + Wild Flag (world premiere of their new single)
Saturday, June 18th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is thrilled to welcome The Barracudas to the WFMU airwaves this Saturday! This legendary UK band has been combining the garage-psych of the 13th Floor Elevators and Seeds with the folk-rock of Sire-era Flaming Groovies for the last three-plus decades! Whether you're a long-time fan or you've never heard them, this is your chance to hear a smoking session from the Barracudas this Saturday!

And if that's not enough, Terre T will be making the world premiere of the new single from Wild Flag! This is the supergroup combining members of Sleater-Kinney, Helium and the Minders. Their album doesn't come out until September, but you can get your first taste of it when the CBC premieres "Romance" this Saturday!


Michael Shelley welcomes two legendary soul guitarists: Skip Pitts and Dennis Coffey
Saturday, June 18th, 2011, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes soul music legends Skip Pitts, whose credits include “It’s Your Thing” by The Isley Brothers, “Shaft” by Isaac Hayes (that’s Skip on the Wah Wah) and a brand new record from his band The Bo-Keys ‘Got To Get Back!’ AND Dennis Coffey who played on dozens of Motown sessions, had a #6 hit in 1971 with “Scorpio,” and has a brand new self titled album!


Radical Dads perform live
Friday, June 17th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Radical Dads are a Brooklyn trio specializing in charming 90s-style guitar rock reminiscent of Electrelane, The 3Ds and the Merge Records catalog. Guitarists Lindsay Baker and Christopher Diken alternate chiming/blissed out/jangly guitar lines anchored by Robbie Guertin's floor-tom thump, while Lindsay and Robbie trade vocals. The Rad Dads have a new record called Mega Rama (Uninhabitable Mansions) and are touring the US at the end of June (and play their home turf often). Tune in for summertime rock fun!


R. Stevie Moore + Tropical Ooze
Thursday, June 16th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

In his 40-year career, lo-fi legend R. Stevie Moore has self-released 400+ home recordings, and performed on WFMU more than any other artist (he even hosted his own show in the early 80s). But R. Stevie Moore has never toured! Until now. Backed by fan support from his recent Kickstarter projects, a benevolent documentarian in need of a plot, the encouragement of disciples like Ariel Pink, and a band of young fans called Tropical Ooze, R. Stevie Moore is embarking on his first-ever tour all across the USA and Europe. He'll be playing the hits and boggling minds for the nth time on WFMU Thursday June 16th 9am-12noon -- tune in!


Anniversary Show
Thursday, June 16th, 2011, Midnight - 3am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
This radio show started on June 14, 2004, still at it for the time being, fix your radio dial and stop by to say hello as rap records go in circles on the turntable...


Nardwuar vs. Tech N9ne & Don Cherry !
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011, 7pm - 8pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with rapper Tech N9ne (Kansas City, MO) and NHL Hockey Commentator/Coach Don Cherry (Kingston, ON) ! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo !


Seven Second Delay live at the UCB Theatre wuth Dick Cavett, RL Stine, Artifical Intelligence Scientist Richard Wallace and His Robot A.L.I.C.E. & more
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Ken and Andy return to the stage of New York's UCB Theater for another live broadcast of Seven Second Delay. Joining Andy and Ken on stage will be legendary broadcaster and author Dick Cavett, musician David Peel, horror writer R.L. Stine, and Artificial Intelligence Scientist Richard Wallace and his talking Robot, A.L.I.C.E. Plus a musical guest TBA soon! The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.


Bethany fills in for Mac tonight
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011, 8pm - 9pm
on
Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker

Mia Doi Todd Performs Live
Monday, June 13th, 2011, Noon - 3pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Mia Doi Todd - Inspired by interstellar journeys, reflective encounters with friends, and explorations of forest, beach, jungle, desert, and city in Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, France, and India, Mia Doi Todd returns to the scene with her 9th album, "Cosmic Ocean Ship." There's a definite lightness of being in Mia's new songs, with a slight tint of Afro-Samba in her rhythms. In the midst of her East Coast travels, Mia Doi Todd drops by Irene's show to play live.


Laura Stevenson and The Cans on Beastin' The Airwaves
Sunday, June 12th, 2011, 6am - 9am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
This Sunday, June 12th, 6-9AM Keili welcomes her All-Ages Idol, Laura Stevenson, of Laura Stevenson and The Cans performing a stripped down version of songs from LS&TC's recently released, "Sit Resist" as well as a few of Keili's old favorites. Enjoy her awkwardly beautiful and revealing songs and fall in love with her awkwardly adorable between songs banter this Sunday on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Kelii.


Radian
Saturday, June 11th, 2011, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Tune in as Vienna's Radian pay their first visit to WFMU in nearly a decade! 15 years into their career the trio of Stefan Nemeth, Martin Brandlmayr, and John Norman continue to shapeshift with off-kilter rhythms, buzzing static, high-frequency modulation, and microscopic grooveriding. Catch the band live at Union Pool on June 8th. Then tune in on the 11th for the live session! Rad!


Zülfü Livaneli
Saturday, June 11th, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Rob talks with a Turkish cultural icon: Singer-songwriter / soundtrack composer / poet / novelist / playwright / newspaper columnist / film director / leftist politician / UNESCO goodwill ambassador Zülfü Livaneli. The multi-multi-talented artist is known on the music side for his contemporary interpretations of traditional songs. Livaneli is headlining the third annual Istanbulive concert, Friday June 17 at Central Park Summerstage (where Turkish pop rock band maNga and the the NY Gypsy All Stars will share the bill).


KUSF-in-Exile 5-Part Live Remote Series from San Francisco (Part 5)
Friday, June 10th, 2011, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Billy Jam, who in February of this year produced the WFMU remote broadcast from San Francisco with KUSF in Exile DJs that got simulcast live on 15 different radio stations across the country, has stationed himself in the Bay for May & June for a new five part series of WFMU remotes with the KUSF in Exile DJs and various artists. This unique WFMU remote series will be transmitted from San Francisco's Light Rail Studios where, since March, the KUSF in Exile DJs have been doing web shows with the assistance of bandwidth donated by WFMU. For this final fifth installment in the series Billy will be joined on the air by KUSF in Exile TerrorBull Ted, rapper DaVinci, rock band 3 Jaguars, plus other special guests TBA.


Sun Araw
Thursday, June 9th, 2011, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Fresh off appearances at Montreal's Mutek (June 2nd) and WFMU's 2011 SXSW showcase, Sun Araw takes a first-ever trip to the WFMU studios for a live session! Originally envisioned as a solo project from Magic Lanterns' Cameron Stallones, Sun Araw has evolved into a full band live performance experience alongside a flood of releases from labels like Not Not Fun, Woodsist, Leaving Records, and Araw's own Sun Ark.

Sun Araw's East Coast visit includes shows at Brooklyn's Coco 66 (June 3rd), 285 Kent St (June 4th), 108 Leonard St NYC (June 6th), and caps off with an incredible Maxwell's bill June 7th in Hoboken along with Daniel Higgs, Deep Magic, and Excepter.



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