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El G of ZZK Records - DJ set
Monday, September 20th, 2010, 9pm - Midnight
on Sound and Safe with Trent

The wildest, most futuristic electro-cumbia on the planet right now comes from Buenos Aires, more specifically from a label called ZZK Records.  El G is the man behind the label - join Trent in welcoming him back to WFMU for an hour of mesmerizing beats from the deep, deep deep deep deep south.  Also: catch El G and friends in your town on the Frikstailers tour at the end of the month.


Tonight on TMI
Monday, September 20th, 2010, 6pm - 7pm
on
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
Learn about the connections between market research and Allen Ginsberg -  and plastic bear shaped honey bottles and Henry Darger. Also - Richard Kern reflects on the cinema of transgression, and Philip dray talks about his new history book "There is Power in a Union" - plus Groupon!  All that and more tonight at 6 pm on Too Much Information.


Ahmet Erdogdular / New York World Festival Preview
Saturday, September 18th, 2010, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
This month multi-culti musical powerhouses World Music Institute and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance join forces to present the New York World Festival, spotlighlighting music from the Black Sea regions of Europe. There will be a multi-national multi-artist Central Park Summerstage concert, the Black Sea Roma Festival on Sunday afternoon September 26, and three other big events. Tonight's guest Ahmet Erdogdular is a vocalist and virtuoso of the tanbur (plucked long-necked lute). This rising star of Turkish classical music is one of several accomplished artists featured in the festival opener, the Strings of the Black Sea concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday afternoon Sept. 19.


The Girls At Dawn
Saturday, September 18th, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is excited to welcome The Girls At Dawn to the Cherry Blossom Clinic on Saturday September 18th! This all-girl NYC trio lays down a trippy sound that is equal parts '60s psych and '80s shamble, and their upcoming Norton full-length is sure to make plenty of Best Of lists for 2010. The Girls At Dawn will be playing the Silent Barn in Brooklyn on September 18th, the Knitting Factory on September 22nd and the Mercury Lounge on September 24th. You can also see them live as part of the legendary GonerFest in Memphis. But be sure to check them out on the Cherry Blossom Clinic on September 18th from 3-6 PM!


Horrible Foreigners
Friday, September 17th, 2010, 6pm - 7pm
on
Shut Up, Weirdo with Frangry and Michele
In celebration of Frangry's triumphal return from Italy, where she found the locals not quite to her liking, Shut Up, Weird explores the wonderful world of horrible foreigners--those people from other lands who, well, just aren't our cup of tea, old chap. It's fun with stereotypes on a global scale! Call in and kvetch about charming national quirks, or even make them up! (Like on Fox News.) And just because USA = #1 doesn't mean we Norte Americanos are exempt (as we are from the ICC, Kyoto Protocol, and the metric system). It's an hour of fun you'll never forget, unless you're from Peru--Peruvians are so charmingly forgetful. Call Andy and Frangry on the air (201-209-9368) this Friday from 6 to 7pm ET, in America.


Italy to NYC Hip-Hop Special
Friday, September 17th, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
NY emcees Bisco and Broke MC, along with Italian emcees B.Q. and Ram will join Billy Jam in the WFMU studios to play their own music plus a sampling of Italian hip-hop, discuss the parallels between American and Italian hip-hop, and how both mainstream and underground American hip-hop have directly helped shape the sound of contemporary Italian hip-hop. Additionally NJ born, Bay Area based emcee Rashaan Ahmad will phone in, and the in-studio guests will do a special WFMU freestyle session.


Husere Grav
Friday, September 17th, 2010, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

This Texas-based project is certainly "metal" enough to have a page on the rigidly parametered metal archives--Athanor (aka Todd Watson) having been 1/2 of Homunculus, who released three full-lengths over 2005-6--but Husere Grav combine black-metal presience (ala Paysage d'Hiver) with MB-like crumble and haunted tunneling. All the Husere Grav releases, including vinyl splits, self-released CDrs, and tapes, are gloriously dark trip-out music (the untitled cassette on Stunned comes highly recommended), and Todd's live visit to the Castle comes highly anticipated. Athanor renders a unique performance for WFMU and My Castle of Quiet, and you can also catch Husere Grav live the following night, at Port d'Or in Brooklyn, with Castle favorites Hex Breaker Quintet and ISA Christ.


Tackleberry
Thursday, September 16th, 2010, 3am - 6am
on Awesome New Place with Bennett4Senate

Bennett is joined by Tackleberry, co-host of the disco haven 'A Downtown Affair' on WNYU. It'll be thrift store show-and-tell, with Tackleberry presenting the finest in slightly askew boogie b-sides, unconvincing ballads to forgotten girlfriends, and Sunday school funk, dutifully excavated from Goodwill and Salvation Army stores from Bed-Stuy to his old country home in the Carolinas.


Joanna Newsom, Biz Markie & Wyclef Jean
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010, 8pm - 9pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
This week it's interviews with Joanna Newsom, Biz Markie & Wyclef Jean! Any suggestions for next week? Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Ergo Phizmiz Special
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010, 7pm - 8pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Join Ergo Phizmiz in the studio for this week's DO or DIY featuring the premiere broadcast of the entirety of Ergo Phizmiz's score for "La Puce de Neige" ("The Snow Flea"), a mime puppet-opera for Buchinger's Boot Marionettes, which premiered in Marseille, November 2009. The show, created for children, tells the story of Kerugug, a snow flea who in the Arctic who is displaced to Antartica through a hole in the world, and his journey back - with an evil ice-cream in hot pursuit, sneaking snow fleas to use as anti-freeze in his produce. The piece combines field-recordings of Inuit folk songs with a memetic score that references Mussorgsky, Moondog, French folk songs, Augustus Pablo, Prokofiev, Strauss, and Raymond Scott.


Man And Wackiman with Wally Wackiman and Hatch
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling

The Gun Show show
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Bronwyn and Jay report on their 9/11 trip to the Middletown Gun Show: guns, ammo, beer, and Chief Towaco vs. the Brainiacs. Get the Full Report on this week's Thunk Tank.


Junk Science, Tone Tank & Scott Thorough
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010, Midnight - 3am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Old friends and members of the Nuclear Family crew return to the show to play goodies and talk about beer and things. Junk Science has a new record out and so does Tone Tank & Scott Thorough. Tune in, listen up and be cool!


Mexican Independence Bicentennial w/ DJ Mezcalito + DJ Trent's Mom
Monday, September 13th, 2010, 9pm - Midnight
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
DJ Mezcalito combines the sharp bite and morning-after regret of distilled agave spirits with the commercial tenderness of Mexican pop culture confection. Join us for a brief, reverse chronological celebration of the bicentennial of Mexican independence, beginning with today's downtownest hipsters and ending with classic(al) music even your (grand)mother could love.

And a special set from the most important DJ in the universe, DJ Porter, Trent's mother.


Mark Pilkington, Michael Benson, and Stan Gaz
Monday, September 13th, 2010, 6pm - 7pm
on
Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker
Author Mark Pilkington talks about the CIA's attempts to seed the UFO community with disinformation. Artist Michael Benson explores deep space, and photographer Stan Gaz stares at meteor craters - it's FAR AWAY, SO CLOSE on TMI.


John Bellows
Monday, September 13th, 2010, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

One-man recording artist John Bellows visits WFMU, bringing his own raw, twisted take on loner/troubadour songwriting. John hails from Chicago via Kentucky, and his 2005 lo-fi weirdo masterpiece "Clean Your Clock" was re-released on the Moniker label earlier this year. Fans of Beck, Daniel Johnston, Jonathan Richman, and Jeffrey Lewis are sure to dig this!


Oblivians
Saturday, September 11th, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is stoked to welcome the Oblivians to the Cherry Blossom Clinic! These Memphis legends created some of the most brutally grimy low-fi garage rock in the mid '90s before packing it in to form bands like Reigning Sound, Bad Times and Jack O and the Tearjerkers. This session was recorded during their brief reunion swing through NYC in July. You can catch the Oblivians in late September playing another reunion show at GonerFest in Memphis, but if you can't make it there, listen to the Cherry Blossom Clinic on Sept 11!


Andrew Gregory
Saturday, September 11th, 2010, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Andrew Gregory part of the team responsible for the current top 100 Billboard charting song "Bed Intruder Song" by Antoine Dodson & The Gregory Brothers - aka the catchiest #1 hit this year!


Dirty Jersey: Throw the needle in the River
Friday, September 10th, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In recently scouting the upcoming WFMU remote broadcast location in Kearny - directly across the water from Newark - along the banks of New Jersey's polluted Passaic, Billy Jam and FMU guest Passaic River anthologist Wheeler Antabanez witnessed an endless flow of garbage including used condoms & syringes float by and then decided to affectionately call their WFMU tribute to the Passaic "Dirty Jersey: Throw the Needle In The River." For this special WFMU NJ riverbank live remote broadcast they will pay homage to the Passaic River and the dirty, gritty side of New Jersey with guests that will include Passaic River lifer 73 year old Bill Rapp, the two Marks from Weird NJ magazine, WFMU personality & lifetime Kearny resident X-Ray Burns (from the Glen Jones Show), and NJ graffiti writers Snow & Demerock.


Chaos*Majik
Friday, September 10th, 2010, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

The solo electronics of Todd Brooks (aka Todd Pendu) are underrecorded and not celebrated nearly enough. He shows up with everything he needs in two hands, and with that gear creates multiverses worthy of the maestros Klaus Schulze and Roland Kayn. Todd seems to work tirelessly on pendu.org, which encompasses art gallery and occult happenings (like an Austin Osman Spare 123rd birthday party), live music every Tuesday at Brooklyn's Glasslands, the online pendu magazine--with its popular Artists & Cats gallery--and the Pendu Sound Recordings imprint, releasing recordings by Sasha Grey's aTelecine, among others. In the midst of all this somewhere fits the amazing music of Chaos*Majik, generated by Todd through several small, often home-built or home-modified boxes and devices, suitcase-bound, including a light-stimulated resonator, off of which Mr. Pendu mirrors the dancing of a candle's flame. All the Chaos*Majik sound-making devices are labeled and / or held together with dayglo electrical tape--the pendu symbol is absolutely bitchin'--and Wm. Berger is a sucker for a great marriage of sound and aesthetics...and multiverses...and alter-verses, and you will be, too. Todd performed on WFMU last November 11 on My Castle of Quiet, as 1/2 of the duo Ghost Moth, with American jazz multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, and that session can be found here. Todd returns to the Castle this time solo as Chaos*Majik, to perform one, continuous, 45-minute electronic suite, prepared especially for this broadcast.


Nardwuar vs. The Misfits & The Mentors!
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010, 8pm - 9pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with The Misfits' Jerry Only, Dez Cadena and Marky Ramone plus  a conversation with Heathen Scum of The Mentors! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Gwilly Edmondez
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010, 7pm - 8pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Improvising vocalist and sampler-spitter Gwilly Edmondez joins People Like Us to talk about paperweights, bog-standard footwear and 50 Pence, while dashing off a handful of 21st century pop songs that are already ahead of their time. In a revealing discussion, Gwilly helps unravel some of the mysteries of modern awareness while promoting the complete decomposition of all music.


Maluca + Araabmuzik
Monday, September 6th, 2010, 9pm - Midnight
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Join DJ Trent as he welcomes Maluka and Araabmuzik to Solar 1 and the WFMU airwaves. Maluca - Bronx-born, Dominican-raised, now part of Diplo's Mad Decent crew - is full of hyperfast rap-sing bounce. She'll bring it with a dance crew in tow. Rhode Islander Araabmuzik - you've probably heard his work on the Dipset track "Salute" - is a prodigy on the MPC drum machine, banging out otherworldly beats you won't believe are being performed live with just two hands. DJ Trent will also bring a stack of videos to screen live, honoring the women of hip-hop who have made the world a lot more interesting in recent decades. Join the fun live at Solar 1 on the East River at 23rd Street - and enjoy really cheap, really good beer - or tune into live audio and video streams at WFMU.org and 91.1 / 90.1FM.


Thomas Patrick Maguire and Two 15 Year Old Kids (Keili fills in for Dave Mandl)
Sunday, September 5th, 2010, 10pm - Midnight
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Joining Keili will be singer/songwriter Thomas Patrick Maguire, in to share some songs from his upcoming EP, Corporation Town. Also coming in - two 15 year old guys Keili met in Times Square: one plays a recorder on each nostril, the other plays guitar!


Iggy and the Stooges, the Scientists, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney and more: Live from All Tomorrow's Parties New York
Sunday, September 5th, 2010, 3pm - 10pm
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
Heading back to the Catskills! WFMU is going to be live from All Tomorrow's Parties at Kutshers Resort in Monticello, New York on Sunday, September 5th from 3-10PM. We'll be set up at both stages giving play by play, and carrying full and partial sets from some of the festivals' participants. Keep an eye on the home page and WFMU's Facebook and Twitter for further details, but we will be carrying Iggy and the Stooges (doing Raw Power in its entirety with James Williamson on guitar!), Mudhoney, Hallogallo, Fursaxa, White Hills, Dungen (pron. DOON-yen), Sonic Youth, Australian post-punk godfathers the Scientists, Kurt Vile, and more! This year's festival is being curated by filmmaker (and WFMU supporter!) Jim Jarmusch. If you're at Kutshers, come say hi at the WFMU broadcast booth in the hall between ballrooms, and visit our own Marty McSorley DJ in the Deep End Bar Saturday night from 8-10PM! Tentative broadcast schedule: 3:10 Scientists 4:00 Mudhoney 4:50 Hallogallo 5:25 Fursaxa 5:50 Sonic Youth 6:45 White Hills 7:00 Kurt Vile 7:30 F***ed Up 8:00 Iggy and the Stooges 9:30 Dungen


Lou Barlow
Saturday, September 4th, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is honored to welcome Lou Barlow back to the WFMU airwaves! As a founding member of both Dinosaur Jr and Sebadoh, Barlow is a living legend by this point, and his emotive and brutally honest style of songwriting has influenced countless bands. He is currently touring with Wye Oak, who also back him up during the electric portion of his live show. You can catch Lou at the Mercury Lounge on September 1st and Maxwell's at an early show on September 4th, but be sure to tune into on September 4th between 3-6 PM to hear him do his thing live on the Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T!


Roc C
Friday, September 3rd, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Stones Throw recording artist Ron C may not be quite as well known as some of the acts he has collaborated with over the years, including J-Dilla, Madlib, Aloe Blacc, and Oh No, but that looks set to change when he soon unleashes his new solo project Scapegoat. The emcee will stop by WFMU to talk with Billy Jam about this forthcoming release, and also to freestyle.


Spinnaface
Friday, September 3rd, 2010, 3am - 6am
on
Marty McSorley's show
He has a spinna for a face . . . . and his face is a spinna. In spite of his handicap, this chromed-out mystery man rocks parties like you wouldn't believe. Is it a cheesy gimmick? A comment on the state of mainstream hip-hop? Or just a straight good time? Tune in get down with the grooves and decide for yourself.


G-Chat with Willy Staley
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010, 3am - 6am
on
Awesome New Place with Bennett4Senate
Author, blog master, and San Francisco native Willy Staley joins Bennett for an assessment of rap in the internet age. Is the web ruining rap or democratizing it? But more importantly, is Lil B a genius or an idiot? What's the point of swag rap? Is Soulja Boy responsible for all this? What the hell is turf dancing? How do you "dougie?" Do you want to invest in my new streetwear company? Tune in for lots of links, and as many songs as we have time to censor. (When not articulating his views on "hella weak" raps on his blog "Nation of Thizzlam", Willy also writes for "Next American City," where he uses words like "multiplicative.")


Nardwuar vs. MGMT & Semi Precious Weapons
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010, 8pm - 9pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with MGMT & Semi Precious Weapons, plus a couple toons to help further stimulate your ears!  Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Salutin' Putin
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Bronwyn and Jay celebrate the world's most awesomest Head of State ever, with True Tales of Vlad and Putin fan fiction. Plus Kim Jong Il and Snowy the War Bear! Special guest appearance by hundreds of Gypsies expelled from France!


Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Tom heads up from Philly and reprises his yearly visit to BT's show with another box of excellent sounds: mostly 7" singles in the realm of curious outsiders, baked American and Japanese DIY auteurs putting out their own records and other miscellaneous home-brewed weirdness. A rare and always exciting opportunity to hear some real quality stuff from between the cracks you never even knew existed.


Youtube sensation thecomputernerd01 + Menya + Hasan Salaam (Keili fills in for Noah)
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010, Midnight - 3am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Youtube sensation thecomputernerd01 exposes himself to DJ Keili, sharing the genius behind his literal song parody videos,  the inside scoop on his relationship with Tyler and explains why he beats up little plastic baby dolls. 

After that, Menya will be in the studio to talk about what it's like to put your work out on youtube. And finally, Jersey-bred MC, community activist and Fuse TV's "Hip Hop President", Hasan Salaam comes in, armed with the truth, to talk with Keili about being a Muslim artist in the current Islamophobic climate. Like Keili, Hasan Salaam focuses his music on the commonalities that bind us.


Jay-Oh
Monday, August 30th, 2010, 7pm - 8pm
on
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
Jay-Oh from Berlin's DJ/producer/party-promoter duo The Sick Girls will join Rupture today for a live DJ mix and interview about Berlin's musical climate, testosterone's impact on club microgenres, and more.


Bibi Tanga and the Selenites
Saturday, August 28th, 2010, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Paris' sharp and engaging funk soul (and African) brothers Bibi Tanga and the Selenites seamlessly blend a wide array of African-American influences with African stylings reflecting the roots of singer / bassist / leader Bibi Tanga. We'll sample the Selenites' fine new CD Dunya (Nat Geo Records), hear them play a few songs live, and chat with Bibi.


Jay Vons
Saturday, August 28th, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is stoked to welcome The Jay Vons to the Cherry Blossom Clinic on Saturday August 28th. This NYC combo lays down a cool organ-driven '60s soul groove the organ courtesy of WFMU's own Dave Amels on loan from the mighty Reigning Sound! The Jay Vons' debut 45 "Maybe I Loved You" b/w "Never Take Me Back" is out now on Cryptovision Records recorded at Daptone House of Soul by Brothers featuring two of their self-described danceable heartbreakers, so pick it up! But check the Jay Vons out on the Cherry Blossom Clinic on Saturday August 28th first!


Roxanne Shante
Friday, August 27th, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Roxanne Shante was only fourteen years old when she began her rap career back in the first half of the eighties; first gaining widespread fame when she recorded her answer-rap to UTFO's hit "Roxanne, Roxanne." That was over 25 years ago, and while Shante's life may have gone through many changes in the years since then, the state of female rap (namely the uneven ratio of female to male emcees) has not progressed accordingly. One of the subjects of a new documentary "My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women In Hip-Hop" that premieres on BET August 30th, Shante will talk by phone with Billy Jam about this issue as well as her own career.


Uffie
Friday, August 27th, 2010, 6am - 9am
on
HotRod's show
Miami-born, Hong Kong-raised, Paris-based Ed Banger Records' artist Uffie stops by to chat with HotRod about her long-overdue debut album Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans. At the age of 22, she's ready to bridge the gap between cut-up basslines/distorted synths and a provocatively driven pop aesthetic.


Barry Hogan Interview and DJ set
Friday, August 27th, 2010, 3am - 6am
on
Marty McSorley's show
Barry Hogan All Tomorrow's Parties founder and curator of curators comes by the station to play us some of his favorite tacks and talk about the up coming ATP NY Sept 3-5 at Kutsher's in Monticello.


Metal Rouge
Friday, August 27th, 2010, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Andrew Scott and Helga Fassonaki--from New Zealand by way of Los Angeles--create surging, alive, dream-like improvisations on an assortment of stringed acoustic and electric instrumentation, voice and effects; they are formerly a duo, now a trio joined by Caitlin Mitchell (Thousands) on drums and trombone. Their newest LP, Trails, is an unpredictable, dazzling psych monster that runs a gamut of moods. After bringing a brighter-than-brimstone air to My Castle of Quiet (and WFMU's blog and FMA) last winter with an exclusive disc's worth of rarities, Metal Rouge return to the Castle in person (with live shows in NY 8/21-22) to render a unique performance. Their pieces strike down from the ozone, like slow-burn aerial attacks, with lots of space, percussive activity and tonal wonders aplenty. Enjoy, and be prepared to view the clouds from a different angle.


Javelin
Thursday, August 26th, 2010, 3am - 6am
on Awesome New Place with Bennett4Senate

Cousins Tom and George patch together tropical thrift store bounce, amassing a back catalog for the A.D.D. generation like they're trying to exorcise the earworms of our collective youth. Tools of the trade include MPCs, totemic boomboxes, spot-on melodies, and a great sense of knowing when to change the channel. From Brooklyn by way of Providence, the duo has records out on Luaka Bop and Thrill Jockey, and is never not dropping mixtapes. After this WFMU sesh, they take their funky two-man electronic marching-in-place band act on the road to Brazil.


Nardwuar vs. Keith Morris
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010, 8pm - 9pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Keith Morris from Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and OFF!  Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Live from the UCB Theater
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Andy and Ken
Seven Second Delay returns to the UCB Theater for another hour of live broadcast comedy. Joining them will be world record speed eater Crazy Legs Conti, comedy writer Tom Leopold, writer Mark Allen (and his gay deprogrammer), a mystery guest who Ken and Andy will have to identify with their stellar interview chops, and sanscrit chanting from Prince Rama. The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater is located at 307 West 26th Street in Manhattan, near the corner of 8th Avenue. $5.


Justic Yeldham
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010, 3am - 6am
on
Nat Roe
Australia's Lucas Abela, aka Justice Yeldham, might just be the best live act on the planet in noise. Playing broken panes of glass led by contact mic through electronics, Justice presses his face to the glass and lets loose the weirdest sounds you've ever heard. Sonically, Justice's textures are as varied as they are beautiful. Live, Justice Yeldham is notorious for biting and smashing the glass over his head. Hence the best live act on the planet in noise comment. He's on the last leg of his (probably last ever) USA tour, so don't miss your chance!


Nick Robbins, Scientist and Expert on Zombies
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Bronwyn and Jay welcome special guest Nick Robbins, a scientist and expert on ZOMBIES! Robbins studies the portrayal and meaning of monsters and zombies in popular culture, and is writing a book about the connections between zombie mythology and late-stage American capitalism. Robbins will answer Listeners' questions about all things monsters, zombies, cannibalistic banking, and will answer the age-old riddle: Which is scarier, fast zombies or slow zombies?


Hardcore History Day
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Hardcore History Day!  Diane welcomes special guests, Tony Rettman - author of "Why Be Something You're Not - Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985," a book recently put out by Revelation Publishing, and Ian Christe, of Bazillion Points, who have just published, "Touch & Go, the Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83." We'll be discussing both endeavors, playing LOTS of Hardcore, and will also talk to Tesco Vee - Meatmen frontman and co-founder of Touch & Go Zine, John Brannon - vocalist for Negative Approach, Laughing Hyenas and Easy Action, Dave Stimson/DS, co-founder of Touch & Go Zine, and Steve Miller, vocalist of The Fix. The comments board and playlist will be LIVE, and we'll be taking listener questions! Tune in and inquire!

That same night Ian and Tony will be at powerHouse arena to do a signing party where some old HC videos will be screened. The event will be from 7 to 9 pm at powerHouse arena - 37 Main Street in Dumbo Brooklyn. Free beer! 


DJ Set from Andy Votel
Monday, August 23rd, 2010, 9pm - Midnight
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Andy Votel is a man of with such curatorial prowess that he makes even WFMU DJs blush. As a co-founder of B-music, Finders Keepers Records, and Twisted Nerve Records, he's brought all types of music to the public ear, with heavy emphasis on psychedelia and foreign sounds that would remain undiscovered if it weren't for his incomparable passion for crate-digging. Most recently he's been on a motorcycle music kick. Tune in to hear 45s spun wildly from a man who knows how to do it unlike any other.


Khaira Arby
Saturday, August 21st, 2010, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Khaira Arby is a dynamic Malian singer with a distinctive style drawing on her mixed ethnic background - Berber and Songhai (the late great Ali Farka Toure was a cousin). Khaira and her potent electric / traditional band, veterans of Mali's Legendary Festival in the Desert are touring North America through early October: They're special guests on Sway Machinery's Jewish New Year concert at City Winery Sept 8 and headliners at Joe's Pub Sept 29. And they rock WFMU with a live session tonight.


Clinic
Saturday, August 21st, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T is super stoked to host the return of the amazing Clinic to the WFMU airwaves. Clinic have been making some of the most engaging and influential music of the decade, and their new album "Bubblegum" introduces a majestic orchestral pop sound to the mix. You can also see them live 8/16 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, 8/19 at Joe's Pub in Manhattan, and 8/21 at Maxwell's in Hoboken, but check them out on the CBC on Sat August 21st!


What Does the Future Hold?
Friday, August 20th, 2010, 6pm - 7pm
on
Shut Up, Weirdo with Frangry and Michele
This week on Shut Up, Weirdo, Andy and Frangry ask you to look deep, deep, deep into your crystal ball and tell us what you think the future holds in, say, the year 2525. (Will man still be alive?) Now's the time to dust off that old time machine in the basement! Holo-phone us on the air (201-209-9368) this Friday, and tell us where you see yourself in five or ten centuries.


Arnaud Fleurent-Didier
Thursday, August 19th, 2010, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble

Nardwuar vs. Skinny Puppy
Wednesday, August 18th, 2010, 8pm - 9pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with Kevin Crompton aka cEvin Key from Skinny Puppy!  Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


 Summer Rock Fest Recap
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane presents a recap of (some of) the Summer Rock Fests--she attended High Voltage in London, and calling in, and still abroad will be Miss Pee, no stranger to the Kamikaze Fun Machine! She's been hitting a couple of the Sonisphere shows, and is ready to gab. Check out Diane's blog post about the High Voltage Fest.


CAVE & Lazer Crystal
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010, 9am - Noon
on
Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Two of Chicago's finest refractors of psychedelic sound jam out live on Talk's Cheap!

Lazer Crystal bring the electro-funk synth and fractured dance-moves. The trio consists of Nicholas Read (electronics & vocals), Josh Johannpeter (percussion), & Mikale De Graff (vocals & electronics), and their debut full length-LP (MCMLXXX) is out now on Thrill Jockey. Lazer Crystal play NYC's Cake Shop August 8th, and Brooklyn's Death By Audio on August 9th.

Third-eye-opening minimalist kraut-rockers CAVE originally formed in Columbia, Missouri. The four piece of Rotten Milk (synthesizer), Cooper Crain (guitars/organ), Dan Browning (bass) and Rex McMurry (drums) found their home in Chicago's Blue Hawaii's Shape Shoppe scene, and released the Hunt Like Devil/Jamz 12'' through local record store Permanent Records. They've since released music through Important Records and Drag City, and are performing at the Important label's showcase August 15th in the ISSUE Project Room courtyard along with Master Musicians of Bukake, Jozef Van Wissem, Fursaxa and more.



Solar-powered Double Movie Dance Party: David Byrne's "True Stories" and Daft Punk's "Interstella 5555"
Monday, August 16th, 2010, 9pm - Midnight
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Join DJ Trent as he freaks out to his two favorite movies: 1) David Byrne's "True Stories," starring John Goodman and Byrne, with music by the Talking Heads, exploring the changing world of central Texas in 1986, and 2) Daft Punk's "Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem," an insane anime adventure into the year 5555 set to Daft Punk's "Discovery," possibly the best album ever made. Since both movies are set to music (but avoid the awful cliches associated with, you know, musicals) it will also be a dance party. If you can't make it in person, join the fun from home with live audio/video broadcasts. Solar-powered at and by Solar 1 right on the East River at 23rd Street. Really good beer for really cheap!


Matt Shadetek
Monday, August 16th, 2010, 7pm - 8pm
on Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture

Rupture will be joined by special guest Matt Shadetek! The top-notch producer just released his debut solo album, "Flowers", and he'll be treating us to a live DJ set followed by talk about production, new bizness strategies for creative folk, family man music, and more.


Emily and Sara of No Future Films (Keili fills in for Jesse)
Monday, August 16th, 2010, 3am - 6am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Emily and Sara of No Future Films join DJ Keili to discuss their latest project, "Bomb the Music Industry!," a documentary that follows the music collective, BTMI!, and their label Quote Unquote Records. The film surveys the group's DIY punk ethic and how their label functions in a changing music industry. Specifically, the film explores BTMI!'s all-ages, all shows under $10 mantra and the label's self-distributed, donation based record releases. 


Al Margolis
Sunday, August 15th, 2010, 9pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
Al Margolis, the proprietor of Pogus Productions and the man behind the "band" If Bwana pays yet another visit to the WFMU studios. Al will be unveiling the latest Pogus releases and spinning another batch of oddities from his vast record and cassette collection.


The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
Sunday, August 15th, 2010, 5pm - 7pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

As a result of the '60s-soaked sounds emanating from their debut single, "Jardin du Luxembourg," this duo of Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl have been called the Gainsbourg & Birkin of indie rock. They prefer to think of themselves as the Sonny & Cher of indie rock. For this session, the GOASTT will appear absolutely live and positively acoustic in our studio. Their witty interplay and palpable musical chemistry will reveal the pair to be the Steve & Eydie of indie rock.


Catalina Maria Johnson: The Spanish-Language Sounds of Chicago
Saturday, August 14th, 2010, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Guest DJ Catalina Maria Johnson produces the Beat Latino community radio show in Chicago and publishes the Beat Latino blog. The Windy City is teeming with intriguing Spanish-language and bilingual bands and artists and Catalina will give us a taste of what's happening.


Iain Matthews and Monte Melnick
Saturday, August 14th, 2010, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with singer/songwriter, former member of Fairport Convention & founder of Matthews' Southern Comfort, Iain Matthews, plus Monte Melnick who worked for 22 years & 2,263 shows as road manager for The Ramones.


Chuck D, Blitz the Ambassador, and Propaganda Anonymous
Friday, August 13th, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Hip-hop has changed considerably since the late eighties when Public Enemy released their first two landmark albums "Yo! Bum Rush the Show" and "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back." The veteran rap group, who are currently on tour playing tracks from those classic LPs alongside newer recordings, stop in NYC Sunday afternoon, August 15th, when they play the SummerStage in Central Park. Two days earlier Chuck D will talk by phone from his tour bus with Billy Jam about (among other things) how he sees the development of a musical genre that he once famously called "the CNN of Black America." Contemporary New York political emcee Blitz the Ambassador, who opens the NYC concert bill for Public Enemy, will be another of the radio show's guests when he stops by the WFMU studios. Also in the house will be NY political hip-hopper with a punk rock attitude and musical influence, Propaganda Anonymous.


MjolniirDXP and Epileptinomicon
Friday, August 13th, 2010, Midnight - 3am
on
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
If anyone ever made rumble to score a dance party for Lovecraft's Old Ones, Mt Reisinger does. Tales of a set to remember at the Aquarius Recs./WFMU SXSW showcase led Wm. Berger to the Epileptinomicon CDr, "Changeling House Summer" -- a lurching, sub-fi epic of basement gloom; an enveloping soundtrack to several nightmares, like German Oak taking five, while a sleep-deprived MB f**ks around with their gear. Known as ECON for syllabic efficiency, the project has just released a second disc, "II," a work no less haunted, but of perhaps even greater subtlety and soul-exploration. ECON's Reisinger visits the Castle on tour with the duo MjolniirDXP -- guaranteed to be ECON plus, with a slithery bottom end to support the amorphous drag of the Old Ones above. With one set each from MjolniirDXP and Epileptinomicon, this eagerly anticipated Colorado horror-rock comes "home" to My Castle of Quiet.


? and the Mysterians
Thursday, August 12th, 2010, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Can you feel it baby? Well, now you can hear it! Audio proof of the world's greatest garage band as recorded at the Ponderosa Stomp Detroit Breakdown at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors concert series.


Dean & Britta
Thursday, August 12th, 2010, 6am - 9am
on
Underwater Theme Park with Meghan
Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500 and Luna) and Britta Phillips (Luna) will be stopping by to discuss and play a few songs from their lastest release "13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests," along with questions about Dean's upcoming show where he will be playing Galaxie 500 songs.  Catch Dean Wareham at the Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey St) 9pm on Thursday, August 19th and both Dean and Britta October 22 performing the "13 Most Beautiful Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests" at the Skirball Center, NYU.


Nardwuar vs. Ed Lasko! 
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010, 8pm - 9pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with record collector Ed Lasko where Ed will be focusing in on "The Rarest of the Rare: Canadian Rockers vs. American Rockabillys" ! Yes, many toons will be played and lots of different price guides will be quoted ! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!


Jessica Kane
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Artist/storyteller Jessica Kane returns to Irwin's program. Kane appeared last April after the release of a 4-CD collection of autobiographical vignettes, "Straining to Parallel Park in an Empty Field." Her stories segue from her childhood with an overbearing, sarcastic single mom, to her screwed-up apartment life in hipster Brooklyn, to rural cabin-dwelling in the Adirondacks with her part-caveman husband Chris. This week marks the opening of Kane's new play, Two Sizes Too Small, at the New York International Fringe Festival. The show opens at The Club at La Mama, 74A East 4th Street in lower Manhattan on Friday the 13th, with five performances scheduled through August 25.


Michael Rother of Neu!/Harmonia
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

As participants in the heyday of early 70's Krautrock go, Michael Rother's resume and contributions to the world of experimental music and progressive rock might be among the highest. He spent time as guitarist in a 1971 incarnation of Kraftwerk, then co-founded the legendary combo Neu! with Klaus Dinger. With a combination of studio manipulations with producer Conny Plank, Dinger's driving motorik drumming and Rother's spirited and textural guitar playing, Neu! created a body of music that weighed heavily across sections of classic and modern music cornerstones as diverse as Joy Division, PiL, Bowie, and an entire electronic music scene.

He also was a member of Harmonia, joining Cluster's Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius, worked with Eno, and created a selection of solo recordings into the present time. Rother has been touring as Hallogallo 2010 using his past projects as a template for live performance, joined by Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth on drums, and Aaron Mullan of Tall Firs on bass. The trio recently performed during WFMU's broadcast at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, and have shows this week at Maxwell's, Lincoln Center, and in Philadelphia. Michael stops by Brian's show today joined by Steve and Aaron for an extended chat about his activities past and present, with a generous helping of excerpts from his great recordings.


Bebe Fang (Keili fills in for Therese)
Monday, August 9th, 2010, Midnight - 3am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Remember that time Jason Kuperschmidt told you morning glory seeds would get you high so you ate a handful of them? But you later found out it was really a handful of belladonna and you passed out on the couch? As you woke to your Cocker Spaniel puppy licking your face, you were enveloped by the warm cathode-ray glow of a vampire movie flickering in black and white and the smell of cinnamon buns and absinthe, while your ears tried to make sense of the fact that your brother had put on an album of whale sounds AND a muddy Kraftwerk tape, and you felt the warmth in your chest spread slowly through your body? Seriously, remember that time? Apparently Bebe Fang was there too, because that's how they sound, and they're bringing their special new meaning for the phrase "Dutch Treat" to WFMU's Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili on August 9 from 12 - 3AM. You bring the deadly nightshade, DJ Keili will bring the puppy. 


A live performance by McGinty & White
Sunday, August 8th, 2010, 9pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
Swoon to the music of keyboardist Joe McGinty (the brains behind the Loser's Lounge series), silver-throated crooner Ward White, and a live string section.


Balkan Beat Box, Mucca Pazza and Asphalt Orchestra Live from Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Saturday, August 7th, 2010, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
A supercharged genre-bashing show live from Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of New York's great free summer music series: First, we'll see if we can reel in a bit of the Bang on a Can All-Stars' spin-off artsy street band, Asphalt Orchestra, as they march around the plaza playing everything from Goran Bregovic's Balkan brass tunes to Mingus to a new commission from Yoko Ono. Then on stage at Damrosch Bandshell, we'll be literally blown away first by Chicago's big and bombastic circus punk marching band Mucca Pazza and then by the kings of the New Mediterraneo electro sound, Balkan Beat Box, who infuse hip-hop attitude and punk intensity into big beat anthems blending sounds of the Balkans, Israel, Spain and North Africa.


Death
Saturday, August 7th, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is thrilled to host a live broadcast from the legendary Death. This Detroit trio never got the credit their groundbreaking proto-punk sound deserved back in the 70s, but with the release of their universally heralded collection "For the Whole World to See," the band is finally receiving some much-deserved acclaim.

Death set New York City afire with their set at last week's Ponderosa Stomp at Lincoln Center, and Terre T got the show on tape! So tune in this Saturday to hear a live set from the one and only Death!


Pre US DMC Finals Special
Friday, August 6th, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
On the day before the 2010 US DMC finals, the annual turntablist DJ competition to be held at Santos Party House, WFMU will host a special pre-DMC special in the radio station's Jersey City studios. Special guest of the day will be Grand Wizzard Theodore - the legendary hip-hop DJ who created the scratch. Also in the studio will the reigning world champion DMC DJ Shiftee from New York, the runner up in last year's US DMC DJ Mista B from San Francisco, current DMC contestant DJ Solo representing Jersey City who made it all the way into the 2010 US Finals, Maryland turntablist and WFMU regular DJ ALF, plus the US DMC organizer Christie Z Pabon.


Chris Kucinski and Owen Osborn
Thursday, August 5th, 2010, 3am - 6am
on
Awesome New Place with Bennett4Senate
Kucinski and Osborn wield custom-built electronics live in studio for an extended, improvised set of recursive sampling. The duo is known for their collaborations with the vibrant, psychdelic artist collective Dearraindrop, and is fresh off a series of residencies at the Experimental Television Center. The performance will use six "Recorder Machines," the latest creation from Osborn's instrument-building project, Critter and Guitari. Expect a sound nest of alarming realism.


The Pleasure Kills
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

The sunny, infectious power-pop sound of the Pleasure Kills will have you checking the calendar to make sure it's still 2010 and you haven't been transported to a Blondie show in 1975 or a Nikki and the Corvettes show in 1980. Not content to simply echo the past, these guys put their own mark on a classic sound and your ears will be smiling as a result. They're on a nationwide tour to support their new album Bring Me A Match (Polypore) - local listeners can catch them at Bruar Falls in Brooklyn on Sunday August 1, and at the Cake Shop on Monday the 2nd. They'll also be playing at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ, on Thursday the 5th. Check their myspace page for a show near you!


Nardwuar vs. Drake & Greg Ginn
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010, 8pm - 9pm
on
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An Interview with Canadian rapper Drake plus Part 2 of the "Ron Reyes 50th Birthday Special" which just happens to be a conversation of with Greg Ginn of Black Flag! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo.


Borful Tang
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010, 7pm - 8pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

A beacon of light transmitted from his hermetic dwelling in Oakland, California, Borful Tang is proud to bring a gaggle of exclusive new material to the DO or DIY show. With the help of producer/engineer Dominic Cramp (Evangelista, Vulcanus 68, Qulfus) Mr. Tang has crafted a handful of short narrative pieces compromised of nuggets from his vast vault of found sounds: a news report on the Commodore 64; a warped skipping Jesus record for children; an Austrian synth demonstration DVD; the Sapphire and Steele box set! It is all source material for this fiendish cut-up specialist. And all of it set to a musical interplay that puts him in a class all his own. These pieces are also in support and celebration of Borful Tang's latest, release, Herd and Unherd, out now on Gigante Sound.


Bill Orcutt
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

During the 1990's, Miami's Harry Pussy provided among the most confrontational and challenging recordings and live sets to a post-hardcore generation, and Bill Orcutt's blasted guitar playing defied easy categorization. Such is the case upon his return last year with a solo LP A New Way to Pay Old Debts, whereupon he takes an old Kay acoustic guitar rigged with a found pickup and tears out some unbelievably gutted, aggressive yet defined picking/shredding compositions to make even even seasoned guitar composition connoisseurs turn their heads for the mere reason that you've rarely heard the instrument approached this way. Comparisons to the woolier moments of Cecil Taylor, fractured player-piano- roll sounds of Conlon Nancarrow all enter a decidedly unguitar-like realm of performance, with gutbucket resonations and almost microtonal approach to strings in the spirit of pure freedom and anarchy.


Dawn of Midi
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010, 6am - 9am
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Slow burning improvising trio with musicians from Morocco, Pakistan and India, Dawn of Midi are a shot in the arm to the "piano trio," dosing the proceedings with a restrained momentum constructed of space and timbre, referencing stuff like Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans, John Cage and Olivier Messiaen. Catch them at the Iridium (Broadway at 51st St.) midnight on Friday, July 23rd.


Turkish Delight
Sunday, August 1st, 2010, Midnight - 3am
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Join Joe for some Turkish Delight this Saturday as he welcomes Listener Olgu Ayatac as his guest for a special extended edition of Single File. Olgu will be bringing in her collection of Turkish pop and psych 45s from the 60s and 70s, most of them never comped. Tune in for some serious Anadolu sounds!



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