Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Craig Safan ("Last Starfighter" soundtrack composer)
Tuesday, March 24th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Soundtrack composer Craig Safan joins Morricone Island host Devon E. Levins to discuss his career which began in the mid-1970's with indie action comedies such as Corvette Summer, Roller Boogie and The Great Smokey Roadblock before transitioning over to larger scale action, thriller, horror and science fiction films such as Wolfen, Remo Williams, Nightmare on Elm Street 4 and The Last Starfighter, the latter of which recently received a complete score release by Intrada Records. The two will no doubt discuss these films as well as Craig's television work on Cheers, The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Crypt and The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents along with his unique mentorship experiences through his close friends' dads -- Ernst Gold, Elmer Bernstein and Fred Steiner.


Tony Ortega
Tuesday, March 24th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Tonight on Aerial View Chris T. is joined by special guest Tony Ortega, executive editor of Raw Story and former editor of the Village Voice, who's been investigating Scientology for twenty years and whose website The Underground Bunker documents the outrages of the "Church". Tony's new book - The Unbreakable Miss Lovely - is about the journalist Paulette Cooper, who exposed inner workings of the church only to experience Scientology's full wrath in a coordinated "Fair Game" campaign to ruin her life.

Tony can also be seen in Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary Going Clear, (based on the Lawrence Wright 2013 book of the same name), debuting on HBO this Sunday, March 29.


Joe Randazzo PLUS TheUse
Monday, March 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight Dave welcomes comedian/writer Joe Randazzo and musical guest TheUse.


Journalist and Author Jill Caryl Weiner
Monday, March 23rd, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Some OTHER shows may have a post-Marathon let-down, but not Sportsy Talk! On Monday, the Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today™ welcomes journalist and author Jill Caryl Weiner to discuss her just-published piece in Publishers Weekly on the best upcoming sports books and American publishers' new global perspective on sports. Jill also will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of her first sportsy piece, published by the Newspaper that Dare Not Speak Its Name. Join Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet for a little literary soiree, this Monday on Sportsy Talk!


The WFMU Marathon Finale with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia, Station Manager Ken, DJ Monica, Therese and More!
Sunday, March 22nd, 7pm - 12:30am
on Marathon Finale
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
WFMU finishes off our 2015 Marathon with a drunken live band karaoke party! Your favorite DJs take the stage and belt out their version of the hits, backed by the infamous Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia. Mistakes will be made! Don't miss out!


Joe Jack Talcum writes custom songs for pledges! (Pat Byrne with Co-Host Nate K.)
Saturday, March 21st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Singer and songwriter of The Dead Milkmen, Joe Jack Talcum returns to Prove It All Night for Pat's last marathon show to play not just his own songs... Joe will be writing CUSTOM songs for pledges of $100 or more! Have your own custom short song writing about YOU by the guy who gave us Punk Rock Girl, Methodist Coloring Book, Watching Scotty Die, and so many more... Don't miss out!


Spazz TV Video Stream (Dave the Spazz and Co-Host Bill Kelly)
Thursday, March 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Tune in for the first ever three hour video accompaniment for the insanity that is the Music To Spazz By fundraising show!


Scientology special with Chris T and Co-Host Therese
Tuesday, March 17th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
For the first time EVER a WFMU show will use Scientology practices, including the Oxford Capacity Analysis and L. Ron Hubbard’s own affirmations, to put us “On the Bridge” to “Going Clear” of our money woes! Join Chris T. and his MC Therese on tonight's Aerial View, guaranteed to free you of body Thetans!

Don't be a Suppressive Person! Call Gold Base at 800-989-WFMU or pledge online at wfmu.org. Tell your freed body Thetans to pledge, too!


Friday the 13th Marathon Special with Kurt and Co-Host Daniel Blumin
Friday, March 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Miniature Minotaurs isn't letting a little thing like the Marathon get in the way of tradition! A team of teeny half-bulls is hard at work preparing the festivities for the 8th Friday the 13th Special, to be observed right in the middle of the annual WFMU fundraiser.


Dave Hill with Co-Host Pseu Braun and Musical Guest Doug Gillard
Monday, March 9th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
The one and only Doug Gillard stops by to play a couple songs live in studio.


John Ellison of The Soul Brothers Six
Saturday, March 7th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
John Ellison of The Soul Brothers Six chats about his career and his Dig Deeper show the following Saturday at Littlefield. The Soul Brothers Six are one of the greatest guitar driven soul bands of all-time, with roots firmly entrenched in gospel. Their best known song is "Some Kind Of Wonderful" (later a hit for Grand Funk) but their catalog is tremendous.


Itasca
Saturday, March 7th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Singer-songwriter Itasca (Kayla Cohen) stopped by WFMU recently. Her most recent record, "Unmoored By the Wind" (on New Images) is evidence that the same well that musicians drew from during the "folk revival" of the 1960s and 70s, and later, is in no danger of running dry. Subtly invoking musical textures from the recent past as well as from earlier and even ancient times, Itasca creates songs of a deeply poetic and magical nature.


Interview with Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets (Dan Bodah fills in for Martha)
Friday, March 6th, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event

Tune in as Dan fills in for Martha with an exclusive interview with bassist and artist Cris Kirkwood from the Meat Puppets. A 1993 interview with Cris recently surfaces online in which Cris mentioned his deep interest in making experimental noise collages in his home studio. Tune in for an in-depth discussion with Cris about Meat Puppetry through the decades, his currently misplaced avant garde noise works of the early 90s -- and the airing of a unreleased experimental improvisation by Cris and his comrade Ron Stabinsky.


Put The Needle On The Manchester Live Remote Broadcast
Friday, March 6th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Billy Jam travels to the North of England to broadcast this week's radio show live from the Manchester living room of dedicated WFMU listener/DJ Spidermank. There both DJ Spidermank and DJ Loop Skywalker, who will drive 80 miles along the Motorway from Nottingham, will play special UK hip-hop sets on Put The Needle On The Record - March 6th 7pm (midnight local UK time).


Tim Wyskida
Thursday, March 5th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Drummer for Blind Idiot God and Khanate, Tim will play some advance tracks of the upcoming Blind Idiot God release-"Before Ever After" their first in over 20 years! BIG will be performing on Saturday March 7th at Paper Box -17 Meadow St, Brooklyn, New York 11206, along with Gnaw, Rhyton and Oneirogen. Listeners can ask Tim questions via the live interactive playlist, as he will be live at 1pm.


Richard Balls, author of "Be Stiff: The Stiff Records Story"
Wednesday, March 4th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Stiff Records was one of the most groundbreaking labels of the punk/new wave era, launching the careers of Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Madness, Lene Lovich, Ian Dury, Rachel Sweet, Wreckless Eric, and dozens of others.

British author Richard Balls -- who previously documented the life of Stiff star Ian Dury in a 1999 biography -- has put together a definitive history of the much-beloved label. Evan will be chatting with the author about his blow-by-blow account of The World's Most Flexible Record Label, and of course playing hit after hit from Stiff's glory days. Tune in to the Evan "Funk" Davies show Wednesday night at 9pm and find out why it took Balls to write about Stiff.


Giulia Rozzi, Elna Baker, PLUS the Grooms
Monday, March 2nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave welcomes comedians Giulia Rozzi and Elna Baker and musical guest the Grooms.


Jake Fogelnest, Christi Chiello, Julio Torres, and music from Sunshine & the Rain
Saturday, February 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat kicks off his third live variety show from Monty Hall with a visit from Jake Fogelnest, stand up comedy from Julio Torres and Christi Chiello, and music from Sunshine & the Rain. Also, starting and ending the night will be a DJ set from Primitive Sound System!


Mu Qian's Field Recordings: Music of Chinese Minorities
Saturday, February 28th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Mu Qian is an ethnomusicologist, arts journalist, concert producer and all-around champion of roots music. He's a major player in China's small but growing multi-culti music scene: He curates China's first world music festival, World Music Shanghai. And he's director of Pentatonic Workshop, a Beijing-based non-profit that promotes and presents traditional and roots-inspired music from Asia and the Asian Diaspora to Chinese audiences. Mu Qian has traveled across China exploring the music of the country's ethnic minorities, and he'll share his musical discoveries on WFMU tonight.


Nick Waterhouse
Saturday, February 28th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Todd-O-Phonic Todd welcomes soul singer extraordinaire Nick Waterhouse to his action-packed show. Nick is putting on his judges robes later that evening for The Soul Clap competition at Brooklyn Bowl. Prior to that appearance enjoy listening to selections from Nick's great catalog on Innovative Leisure, amazing 45's from his fantastic collection and the usual witty banter between Todd and his guests.


Joan Shelley
Saturday, February 28th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Kentucky singer-songwriter Joan Shelley was in New York recently to do a show before heading out for a tour in Ireland and the UK. Her most recent album, “Electric Ursa” (No Quarter) finds her once again surrounded by the group of musicians she feels most comfortable with, and with stunning results. As fine a record as was issued in 2014, each of the seven songs refers in some way to a journey, and some are reminiscent of the “leave-taking” songs of the British Isles. With her deeply emotional but restrained manner of singing, she calls to mind earlier styles from the Southern Mountains and their antecedents in England, Scotland and Ireland. She was joined on guitar and vocals by Nathan Salsburg, as well as Glen Dentinger on vocals.


Brann Dailor - Part TWO!
Thursday, February 26th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Mastodon's amazing drummer was Diane's first guest of 2015, and his playlist got heavily edited. Diane welcomes him back to have another day of PEER PRESSURE, so we'll get another show full of selections from him! Brann will be live and listeners will be able to ask questions via our live interactive playlist!


Joe Frank - "The Road to Calvary"
Wednesday, February 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "The Road to Calvary," from Joe's Somewhere Out There series, airs Weds. February 25th. Joe works at a slaughterhouse and a nuclear power plant before becoming the subject of a bizarre federal drug study. Hopes for a spiritual breakthrough with an Indian in the desert end in failure. Joe tells the story of Jesus’s spiritual struggle on the road to Calvary.


Emma Tricca
Tuesday, February 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

With an early push from the likes of John Renbourne and Odetta, Emma Tricca dove deeply into the pool of 70s folkies from Italy and England, where she was born and grew up. Tricca's pretty, unadorned music shows a reaction to all her travels and family life with scientists and artists. Emma Tricca's latest album is "Relic," and she drops by WFMU to play some of her beautiful tunes.


Elna Baker PLUS Mesiko
Monday, February 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave's guests tonight will be comedian/storyteller/writer Elna Baker and musical guest Mesiko.


Dennis Young
Sunday, February 22nd, 7pm - 9pm
on
Daniel Blumin's show
In 1982, Dennis Young, marimba player/percussionist of legendary early 80's NYC band Liquid Liquid bought a 2 track reel-to-reel tape recorder and began experimenting on his own using effects boxes, voice, drums, analog synths, and guitars. "Reel to Real," released on Staubgold last month, is a selection of the previously unheard tremendousness recorded between 1982 and 1983. Tune in to hear Dennis discuss the making of the album, spin some tracks he was listening to at the time, and debut pieces not found on the album!


Jerry Paper LIVE, and Bayonet Records co-owners, Katie Garcia and Dustin Payseur
Saturday, February 21st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
BAYONET OR BUST! This week's Prove It All Night features hot new Brooklyn label, Bayonet Records! Label owners Katie Garcia (former head of Captured Tracks) and Dustin Payseur (of Beach Fossils) will talk about the label's recent launch and plans for 2015. Then, label artist Jerry Paper will deliver a live set of his bizarro electro synth sound collages! Come on, feel the noise! Or, at least try to!


Galeet Dardashti on Judeo-Persian Musical Traditions
Saturday, February 21st, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Galeet Dardashti's grandfather Yona Dardashti was an iconic performer of Persian Classical music as well as being a Jewish cantor. During his heyday in Tehran, Jews and Muslims alike would line up to hear him sing. Galeet Dardashti was inspired by his life to incorporate Judeo-Persian traditions into her own music. She joins us tonight to introduce her music and the traditions at its roots. She'll also explain how biblical stories of strong women were central to her debut solo release The Naming. Galeet's FMU visit comes ahead of a big concert sharing the bill with another Jewish singer from the Arab world: Dardashti and Bukharian / Uzbek singer Muhabbat Shamayeva perform Wednesday evening February 25th at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side.


JD McPherson
Saturday, February 21st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
JD McPherson chats with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about his great new Rounder LP "Let The Good Times Roll," and life on the road with a straight-edge drummer (amongst other things). Be sure and catch JD on his current tour, which includes dates at The Bowery Ballroom on 2/25 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on 2/28.


Friendly Womack Jr.
Saturday, February 21st, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Friendly Womack Jr. who, with his four brothers, formed The Womack Brothers who after a few Gospel recordings switched to secular soul music at the urging of Sam Cooke - they then changed their name to The Valentinos and found success with hits like "Lookin' for a Love" and "It's All Over Now."


Put The Needle on the Reverend
Friday, February 20th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Rev Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir return to WFMU to Billy Jam's show to discuss the activist's recent role in the Black Lives Matter movement plus the recent $500k claim for false arrest and defamation at the Grand Central Vigil. Six members of the choir will join the Rev Billy to perform live in the WFMU on air studio.


Not Blood, Paint
Friday, February 20th, 6am - 9am
on
Knuckle Sandwich with Dave Bombay
Brooklyn psych-art-rockers are stopping by WFMU to get weird with Dave Bombay! Tune in for the ruckus.


Tom Scharpling on Radio Harvester
Wednesday, February 18th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
He needs no introduction to the WFMU community, but Best Show host sat down for a hot slice with Radio Harvester, and the monthly Infinite Distortion segment airs this week!


Pink Painful
Tuesday, February 17th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Post-punk/shoegaze duo Pink Painful meld a bit of New Order with touches of Motorhead to create their slowdance sound. Monica Velasquez (Rexxy) and Ian Peksa (ex-Goodnight Darlings, Small Devices) blend bass with soaring, reverb-drenched vocals, meshed together with driving drums. Pink Painful calls Brooklyn their home, and they drive out to WFMU for a live performance.


Alfonso Vilallonga, composer of Spanish silent film "Blancanieves" (2012)
Tuesday, February 17th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Alfonso Vilallonga joins Morricone Island host Devon E. Levins to discuss the U.S. premiere of 2012 silent film "Blancanieves" (Snow White), written and directed by Spanish director Pablo Berger, on February 18th (with a second performance on February 20th) at the Brookfield Place Winter Garden in downtown Manhattan. Alfonso Vilallonga’s original soundtrack will be performed live by the composer himself along with the Wordless Music Orchestra and Julian Koster of Neutral Milk Hotel.


Ramon Rivas, Brian Babylon, and George Sand
Monday, February 16th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight, Dave welcomes comedians Ramon Rivas and Brian Babylon, plus musical guest George Sand.


Westminster Kennel Club dog show special
Monday, February 16th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Sportsy Talk is going to the dogs on Presidents' Day! The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today™, Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet, have somehow achieved Working Press designation at the 139th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, and will be conducting haiku-reading interviews from the benching area on Monday, Feb. 16. Hear the results on this Monday's show: Sportsy Talk, 6 PM, on WFMU.


Fire Retarded
Monday, February 16th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Garage-punk from Madison, Wisconsin, with Bobby from The Hussy on lead guitar. Debut LP out now on Big Neck Records.


Pre–Mardi Gras NOLA Special
Sunday, February 15th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K
So you won't be in the Crescent City this Tuesday? Well then tune in to Burn It Down! this Sunday, February 15, as host Nate K delves into the deep waters of New Orleans and Louisiana music for three solid hours of musical bons temps. Cajun, zydeco, soul, funk, and R&B; King Louie, Mr. Quintron, and, probably, Dr. John; big chiefs, wild men, and spy boys; bounce, both sissy and the regular kind. And, but of course, the "Emperor of the Universe," Ernie K-Doe. Burn It Down! on WFMU, always for pleasure.


Ghazals for Valentines Day: South Asian song-poems of devotion, with Kiran Ahluwalia
Saturday, February 14th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

These days the accomplished India-born, NYC-based vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia really does her own thing musically. She writes original material in a range of styles and collaborates with artists like Mali's Tinariwen. But early in her career Kiran specialized in interpreting ghazals, ancient and modern poems known for blurring the line between romantic and spiritual devotion. For a Valentine's day treat, we asked Kiran to bring in some favorite recorded ghazals and other South Asian romantic songs. Plus we'll hear songs from her latest album Sanata - many of which she'll perform at her only New York concert of the season, Saturday night February 21st at Roulette in downtown Brooklyn.


Sidewalk Chalk & Sister Fa
Friday, February 13th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
his week live in the studio with Billy Jam will be Sidewalk Chalk - the Chicago nine piece hip-hop, funk, jazz, and soul ensemble who are in town to play Bell House that night. There will also be an interview with Senegal rapper/singer/activist Sister Fa (founder of the grassroots campaign “Education Without Excision”) who is the subject of the documentary "Sarabah" that examines her musical life and activist work and how she melds the two together.


Friday the 13th Part You
Friday, February 13th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
For the seventh Miniature Minotaurs Friday the 13th special, we're asking you to create your own score. No Jason Vorhees or Thelonious Monk, this time it's just your own, personal soundtrack to your own, personal Friday the 13th. Submissions should be sent as wav or mp3 files to miniature[dot]minotaurs[at]gmail[dot]com by Monday, February 9. All submissions will also be made available for listener remixes to be played on Friday, March 13.


Hallicrafters
Thursday, February 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Hallicrafters are a shortwave radio duet hailing from Brooklyn. For over 20 years Eric Hubel and Algis Kizys, Hallicrafters, have been performing and recording using live shortwave transmissions and test equipment in ways they were not meant and designed to be used, receiving realtime shortwave transmission to effectively create an atmosphere in an atmosphere. Hallicrafters on WFMU, radio on the radio.


Jordan Lovelace
Thursday, February 12th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Drummer for Pampers and Tournament, and an accomplished graphic artist, Jordan takes the reigns of Peer Pressure with tastes of his own! Listeners can ask him questions via the live interactive playlist. Jordan will be on at 1pm!


Les Sans Culottes
Wednesday, February 11th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

It's said that French is the language of love, so why not spend the Wednesday night before Valentine's Day with the plausibly French rock et rollers Les Sans Culottes? They'll be bringing their melange formidable of Dutronc, Duchamp and Dubonnet to the WFMU studios on Wednesday February 11 at 9pm, so be sure to tune in for some faux français fun with Brooklyn's enfants terrible de la musique! You can also catch them live at the Rock Shop in Brooklyn on Friday February 27 avec les Zambonis, and their latest album, The Gods Have Thirst, is out now on the band's own Disque Escargo-go label.

Put on your best beret, tear off a piece of baguette, and tune in to The Evan "Funk" Davies Show on WFMU Wednesday night, February 11 at 9pm for this très spécial soirée.


Joe Frank - "A Pact with God"
Wednesday, February 11th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "A Pact With God," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. February 11th. Joe chronicles his step-father Freddy's illness at The Fountains, a luxury compound where Joe’s parents live. He recounts Freddy’s obsessive frugality and the suffering it causes Joe’s mom; Freddy’s gaffes, like eating a fortune cookie with the fortune still in it; the brain shrinkage of Freddy’s admired friend, Conrad, which reduces him to incoherence; and the marathon Joe runs for Freddy’s life.


Chris Moore
Tuesday, February 10th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

After a punkier musical start as Negative Approach's drummer, Chris Moore settled into a gentler approach becoming a muti-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter, collaborator and teacher. These days Chris fronts Moore and Sons, described as "rustic chamber folk" with his emotionally wry, conversational vocals up front. Moore just released "Harmless Blues" with another album, "Community Service," not far behind. Chris Moore plays some of these new tunes live for us on WFMU.


Topography of the Spleen
Tuesday, February 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Top form trio improvisation live on Brian's show today to celebrate legendary guitarist Henry Kaiser's residency at The Stone. Kaiser, who has been putting out a wildly diverse musical output since 1979, has played solo and with a stunning variety of musicians including Derek Bailey, Richard Thompson, David Lindley, Jim O'Rourke, John Oswald, and Fred Frith. In the last decade he's also dedicated a great amount of time deployed as a research diver in the Antarctic and has provided underwater camerawork to two Werner Herzog films to Oscar-nominated acclaim. Today on air, drummer Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers/Cellular Chaos and currently of Lydia Lunch's Retrovirus) and saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos join in, playing as Topography of the Spleen; catch this lineup live also February 5th during Henry's Feb 3-8th Stone stint (located on Avenue C and 2nd Street).


Jodi Lennon
Monday, February 9th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight, Dave welcomes comedian/writer Jodi Lennon.


The Church Bats
Monday, February 9th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

New to the NYC rock and roll scene, this wild garage-punk trio is led by Todd Colberg, veteran of such amazing outfits as the Spinns, the Gondoliers and the Siberians. Brand new 45 out on Windian!


Milk D-K
Saturday, February 7th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Brooklyn's scuzz pop trio make their FMU debut with a live session. The band is just back from an east coast tour in support of their "Romantic Superstore" cassette and the "It Grows On You" EP. Rising from the ashes of the infamous Easter Vomit, Milk D-K carries the torch high and heavy with the hoard of angry villagers looking for Frankenstein. They are from the level above human, and you're gonna love them, damn it.


Joan Jett biographer Dave Thompson
Saturday, February 7th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with author Dave Thompson abut his book "Bad Reputation: The Unauthorized Biography of Joan Jett."


Midnight Matinee: "Groundhog Day"
Saturday, February 7th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass is happy to announce that John Schnall’s Midnight Matinee will be returning to the WFMU airwaves on Saturday, February 7 at midnight to celebrate that greatest of American holidays, Groundhog Day. Join John, who will be live on the comments board, as the most midnight matinee-like movie every made, Harold Ramis’s Groundhog Day, receives the Midnight Matinee treatment.


Dunk Tank
Wednesday, February 4th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
More of a question than an answer, Western Massachusetts' DUNK TANK take public humiliation and the exploration of total ego death to unprecedented heights. A mixture of minimalist free jazz exploration, funk-punk explosion, and beyond no-wave psychedelia, DUNK TANK is like taking a resin hit in a dark basement during the apocalypse.


Mind Over Mirrors
Wednesday, February 4th, 6am - 9am
on
The John Allen Show
Mind Over Mirrors will provide an in studio performance this Weds morning during the 8 am hour. This evolving project of Jaime Fennelly deploys modest acoustic constituent materials—an Indian pedal harmonium and the human voice—to produce roiling, meditative music that conjures the ceaseless rhythms of tidal surges. The recent addition of vocalist Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux) adds a gorgeous textual dimension. You will not want to miss this. On The John Allen Show Weds 6-9 am.


NightBitch
Wednesday, February 4th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

If you were weaned on 70s-brand hard rock and 80s metal, you'll appreciate a great band like Night Bitch. From New Haven, CT, these guys render solid, bottom-heavy, testosterone-fueled metal, with outstanding original songs like "Chainmaker" and "Disrober," and choice covers like Deep Purple's "Into The Fire" and Blue Öyster Cult's "Cities on Flame." Their sound recalls everything from the aforementioned rock legends, to later bands like Danzig and Candlemass. With a brand new 10" about to drop on Ajna, NightBitch drive their muscle-car metal straight into the main courtyard at My Castle of Quiet. Turn left just past the dungeon stairs.


The Music of John Carpenter
Tuesday, February 3rd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
In honor of John Carpenter's debut solo album "Lost Themes" out this Tuesday on Sacred Bones and his upcoming rare in-person appearance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this Thursday to kick off a month-long film retrospective, host Devon E. Levins will be dedicating this week's show to the music of the Master of Fear.


Kerri LeBon
Tuesday, February 3rd, 3am - 6am
on
Ning Nong Radio
California-based DJ/producer Kerri LeBon has released music on Nation and a mix CD on Jealous God. Following a set recently aired on Knekelhuis's program on Intergalactic FM, she will be DJing a live one-hour session on Ning Nong Radio.


Giulia Rozzi PLUS Ava Luna
Monday, February 2nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
This week, Dave welcomes comedian/actress Giulia Rozzi and musical guests Ava Luna.


Post-Super Bowl Wrap-Up
Monday, February 2nd, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
The Super Bowl is over, and Jim the Poet is sad and Bronwyn C. is hopping around bragging about the time she almost lived in Seattle. So this week's Sportsy Talk features Special Guest Mike from #RedBullOut, who will discuss the Red Bull Out movement and the new activism of sports fans generally. Sportsy!


Special Pillow
Monday, February 2nd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Hoboken-based psych-pop concern dedicated to serving up the inimitable songs of Dan Cuddy (ex-Hypnolovewheel) with a distinctive string-driven sound.


Tom Scharpling, Joe Pera, Jacqueline Novak, and Mikey Erg
Saturday, January 31st, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Pat kicks off his second live variety show from Monty Hall with a visit from Tom Scharpling, stand up comedy from Joe Pera and Jacqueline Novak, and music from Mikey Erg. Also, starting and ending the night will be a DJ set from Primitive Sound System.


The Horse Lords' Globally Tinged Rock Explorations
Saturday, January 31st, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Horse Lords are an adventurous improvisatory instrumental rock band from Baltimore. Their mesmerizing sonic explorations are inspired by African guitar technique and polyrhythms - as well as Krautrock and lots more. The band celebrates the recent release of its second LP. Hidden Cities, with tonight's FMU debut and a Brooklyn gig at Union Pool on Thursday February 5th.


Will Birch
Saturday, January 31st, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Will Birch about the musician and author's book "No Sleep Till Canvey Island - The Great Pub Rock Revolution."


Derek Bailey Special
Friday, January 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
A day after what would have been his 85th birthday, and a month after the 10th anniversary of his death, Miniature Minotaurs dedicates a full three hours to Derek Bailey, the grandfather of British free improvisation and one of the 20th Century's greatest guitar innovators.


Mucca Pazza
Wednesday, January 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Mucca Pazza describe themselves as "a marching band that thinks it's a rock band," and that sums it up well. The Chicago outfit is making a return trip to WFMU (having successfully crammed all 30ish of its members inside our cozy Love Room back in 2009), and they'll be featuring songs from their latest album L.Y.A.! Their songs reflect a panoply of influences, from French yé-yé to Balkan brass bands to Henry Mancini, P.T. Barnum and The Stooges. Tune in Wednesday night, January 28, at 9pm and feast your ears AND eyes! That's right, you can watch a video simulcast of the performance at wfmu.org and in our free iOS and Android apps, so don't miss it!


Video Broadcast of The Naughty Kids Show
Wednesday, January 28th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
A video broadcast of the Seven Second Delay Naughty Naughty Kids Show, recorded live at WFMU's Monty Hall on January 16th 2015. Featuring a magician revealing his secrets, an Ex-Con scaring kids straight, an almost-Doctor's advice on playing hookie, jokes by 8-year-old Evan Breckman and more. When the video goes live at 6pm, it will appear on the WFMU homepage, the Seven Second Delay episode/chat page and the WFMU apps on iPhone / Android.


Joe Frank - "Obsessions"
Wednesday, January 28th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. The episode "Obsessions," from Joe's Somewhere Out There series, airs Weds. January 28th. Joe becomes obsessed with women he meets at a party, in an elevator, at a diner. Joe describes an underwater hotel during a monsoon, a brothel where patrons are offered medical records of the prostitutes, and a woman who smears cake batter on her breasts and plays the piano. He also recounts how saying NO might be a more creative path than YES.


Sundance Edition: Bobby Johnston (City of Gold composer)
Tuesday, January 27th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Composer/multi-instrumentalist Bobby Johnston will be joining Morricone Island host Devon E. Levins this Tuesday, January 27th (7 pm ET) by phone from the Sundance Film Festival in Utah after the premiere of "City of Gold," the latest documentary directed by Laura Gabbert chronicling Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold's relationship to his beloved Los Angeles. The film is the latest of over 25 films and documentaries Bobby has scored, including "Wristcutters: A Love Story," "No Impact Man," "Larry Clark's Marfa Girl," horror director Stuart Gordon's "King of the Ants," "Edmond and Stuck," and "Splat Pack" director Darren Lynn Bousman's "The Barrens" and "Mother's Day." Bobby's soundtracks have been released by Lakeshore, La-La Land, Citadel and Lionsgate Records and featured extensively in This American Life.


I'm Stranded in Radio City
Tuesday, January 27th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Tonight's Aerial View was recorded during the failed blizzard they called Juno. Hear Chris T. wander the streets of Times Square and report from his hotel room.


Jodi Lennon PLUS Walter Schreifels
Monday, January 26th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave welcomes comedian/writer Jodi Lennon and musician Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits).


The David Bowie Stay-at-home Party!
Sunday, January 25th, Midnight - 3am
on
100% Whatever with Mary Wing
David Bowie celebrated his 68th birthday on January 8th; join Mary Wing for 3 hours of exploring the many facets of his 50-year musical career. Which persona is your favorite Bowie?


Mike V of The Everymen plus Brett Davis
Saturday, January 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Mike V, frontman of The Everymen swings by Prove it all Night for a special live acoustic performance. Also, Brett Davis- man of a thousand voices- stops over for hijinx and hoo-ha.


Golem's Cathartic Klezmer Rock Alchemy
Saturday, January 24th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Supercharged klezmer-rockers Golem have always pushed the traditions forward with their thrashy style and theatricality. But in the past their M.O. has mainly been to interpret classic Yiddish songs in their own style. That changes with the band's new release Tanz - produced by Tony Maimone of Pere Ubu fame - which features mostly original material. We think they do a great job of it and we hope you'll agree when Golem rocks WFMU's Studio B this Saturday on Transpacific Sound Paradise!


Put The Needle On The 3 Guest DJs: Part 5
Friday, January 23rd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the first 2015 installment of his ongoing guest DJ quick-mix series Billy Jam has invited three stylistically different DJs to each contribute WFMU exclusive 20 minute mixes for "Put The Needle On The Three Guest DJs Pt. 5." Contributing for the first time will be SoCal turntablist DJ Anubus who throws down a funky disco themed set he's entitled "The Dude Mix," returning UK DJ Loop Skywalker who laces up a scratch-heavy, musically diverse set that incorporates 40 different records, and WFMU show regular DJ ALF who has put together his deepest mix yet - one that incorporates a wide variety of original beats and found sounds including one segment that samples and remixes WFMU's own Jim Price.


Brett Saxon & Kris Laikos
Friday, January 23rd, 6am - 9am
on
Knuckle Sandwich with Dave Bombay
Brett Saxon (solo) & Kris Laikos (of Fixtures) will be playing on Kunckle Sandwich w/ Dave Bombay this Friday 6-9a. Join in for all the acoustic fun in studio!


Kim Fowley Tribute
Thursday, January 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Billy Miller of Norton Records drops by with a rare assortment of wild and amazing 45s straight from the twisted mind of the recently departed Kim Fowley.


75 Dollar Bill
Thursday, January 22nd, 6am - 9am
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

75 Dollar Bill, the guitar/percussion duo of Rick Brown (Run On) & Che Chen, stops by the WFMU studio with their loping repetitive psychedelia. Evoking hill country blues, Henry Flynt's rural minimalism, Saharan desert blues, Indian ragas, and pure American psychedelia, we're betting 75 Dollar Bill's searching jams sound mighty sweet on the radio. Be sure to check out their debut LP, Wooden Bag, on the Other Music Recording Co. label.


Couch Slut
Wednesday, January 21st, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Couch Slut are nothing if not the perfect band at the perfect time. In a world where sex slavery is at some insane height of prevalence, rapists routinely escape indictment, and women commonly carry weapons on first dates, the world needs a great band to unflinchingly show us what's often not easy or comfortable to see. Their ferocious, mid-tempo songs, many of them concocted of a series of interlocking, maddeningly anthemic riffs, take you on an ever-arcing if disquieting ride, and leave you drained but wanting more. Megan O.'s screams ride atop the glorious din, the icing on the best-of-all-possible cakes. Their debut album, My Life As A Woman, has been out digitally for a while, but delayed in hard copy for some time due to its provocative cover, an image some people would look at on their computer every day, but one that becomes a "problem" when shoved out into the public marketplace, which only serves to show that free speech is VERY conditional, not only here but the world over. This is simply fantastic rock / punk music, that will move you physically and emotionally, as all the best music should. After roughing up audiences around the country, Couch Slut bring their unflinching force to WFMU's My Castle of Quiet.


Don Bikoff
Tuesday, January 20th, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

Popping in to play a few tunes for a wintery night, Don Bikoff is a fingerstyle guitarist who has had a resurgence thanks to the reissue of his debut "Celestial Explosion." Bikoff returned to the studio after that long break to put out last year's "Hallowed Ground." To shake things up a little for this show, Don Bikoff is dipping into his collection of records to co-DJ with Irene.



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