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WFMU broadcasts live from All Tomorrow's Parties
Sunday, September 13th, 2009, 5pm - Midnight
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
WFMU will broadcast live from the 2009 All Tomorrow's Parties festival at Kutsher's resort in the heart of the Borscht Belt! The three-day long event in Monticello NY runs from September 11-13th, and if you caught last year's simulcast from the My Bloody Valentine-curated fest you know that having WFMU is the next best thing to being there. Today's sets include Deerhunter, the Melvins, Animal Collective, Boss Hog, Deerhoof, and the Caribou Variation Ensemble.

This year's lineup is co-curated by the Flaming Lips, and WFMU's simulcasts will happen Saturday Sept. 12 from 6PM-Midnight, Sunday the 13th from 5PM to Midnight, and some other sets Monday the 14th from Noon to 5PM after the fest. We're still working out assorted artist permissions, but expect to hear sets from the Melvins, Black Dice, Antipop Consortium, Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Deerhoof, Atlas Sound, Grouper, and more!


WFMU broadcasts live from All Tomorrow's Parties
Saturday, September 12th, 2009, 6pm - Midnight
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
WFMU will broadcast live from the 2009 All Tomorrow's Parties festival at Kutsher's resort in the heart of the Borscht Belt! The three-day long event in Monticello NY runs from September 11-13th, and if you caught last year's simulcast from the My Bloody Valentine-curated fest you know that having WFMU is the next best thing to being there. Today's sets include Panda Bear, Grouper, Black Dice, Antipop Consortium, Atlas Sound and Akron/Family.

This year's lineup is co-curated by the Flaming Lips, and WFMU's simulcasts will happen Saturday Sept. 12 from 6PM-Midnight, Sunday the 13th from 5PM to Midnight, and some other sets Monday the 14th from Noon to 5PM after the fest. We're still working out assorted artist permissions, but expect to hear sets from the Melvins, Black Dice, Antipop Consortium, Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Deerhoof, Atlas Sound, Grouper, and more!


Wau y Los Arrrghs!!!
Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Brace yourselves for the raw fury and wild and wooly savage sounds of Wau Y Los Arrrghs!!! Yes, three exclamation points are required to convey the excitement generated by these dashing young Spainiards! Their new LP, Viven!, is out now on Slovenly. After these maniacs blow you away on the radio, go see them at Don Pedro's Sept. 8, Bar 9 in Manhattan Sept. 9 or Maxwell's in Hoboken Sept. 15.


Neal at the Wheel (Part 4)
Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, 6am - 9am
on
(More Than A Few) Exciting Moments with Frank O'Toole
The ramblings of Neal Cassady (AKA: Dean Moriarity, AKA: "Intrepid Traveller, and his Merry Band of Pranksters look for a Kool Place"), culled from reel to reel tapes that were recorded on the bus "Furthur," led by Ken Kesey. The tapes document their cross-country trip, from Oregon to Manhattan, where Kesey was to deliver his newest work, "Sometimes A Great Notion." Cassady was the ultimate free-form DJ, making up his own sounds as he was the navigator, to get to the World's Fair in June 1964. The journey was detailed by Tom Wolfe, in his book, "Electric Kool Aid Acid Test." What we have are 4 segments, each 15 minutes, each week, with the final installment on September 8th. Neal Cassady ranting and raving, driving crazy, as traveling up the NJ Turnpike.


Alexander Turnquist
Monday, September 7th, 2009, 3pm - 5pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Raising the acoustic guitar to epic heights with a minmalist approach seems to come easily to Alexander Turnquist. Musical landscapes pour from Turnquist's fingers, embelished with light touches of strings and electronica. A second album, "As the Twilight Crane Dreams in Color," has just been released by Alexander Turnquist and he performs some of his atmospheric compostions live on WFMU.


Tribute to J.G. Ballard
Saturday, September 5th, 2009, 9pm - Midnight
on
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
J.G. Ballard's signature dystopian science fiction was a key influence on the New Wave, Punk and Industrial movements of the late '70s. To honor Ballard's passing in April of this year, Stuart Argabright (Ike Yard, Death Comet Crew, "Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight") returns to WFMU with his Outpost project to pay tribute to Ballard's writings. Outpost will be providing music inspired by Ballard as well as reading excerpts of Ballard's writing.

The current schedule includes:
* Atrocity Exhibition Chapter 1 excerpts, read by David Silver, soundtrack by Outpost.
* Drowned World soundscape by Mark Fisher aka K- Punk.
* Ice Planet & Serial Angels recorded live in Studio + interview, discussion after 10pm.


The Phenomenal Handclap Band
Thursday, September 3rd, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah

An eight-member powerhouse band that blends psychedelic space disco & smooth 60s-style soul perfectly with early hip hop, and moody, synth-soaked hooks. Hailing from Lower Manhattan & Brooklyn this dynamic group is based around veteran producers Daniel Collas and Sean Marquand. Their debut album (Friendly Fire Recordings) features contributions from Aurelio Valle, Carol C, Jaleel Bunton, Bart Davenport, Jon Spencer, and Lady Tigra.  Fix the static on the dial, clean the ear holes and shine the shoes!


Caldera Lakes
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

The duo of Caldera Lakes mix elegiac vocal melodies with bubbling analog collage, and surges of harsh and psychedelic noise, as demonstrated on their excellent 2008 tape, "Can't See the Forest for the Trees." Brittany and Eva, living as they do in the Pacific Northwest, and currently unable to travel the many weeks' journey by horseback to My Castle of Quiet, have been gracious enough to share a rough cut of their new album with Wm. Berger and WFMU. Tune in for an exclusive preview of the recordings -- a new plateau of realization in the exciting development of soundcasters Caldera Lakes.


Outrageous Cherry
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Detroit's Outrageous Cherry returns to WFMU for a killer live set that you won't want to miss! Singer, songwriter and producer extraordinaire Matthew Smith and guitarist Larry Ray continue to form the core of the band, and they're currently aided and abetted by past members of the Cyril Lords and Little Claw. Their sound is a delicious layer cake of Motown backbeats with power-pop harmonies, covered with a tasty layer of psych. Their ninth(!) full-length release, Universal Malcontents, is out now on the Alive label, and they start a west coast tour on Sept 4 at the Hemlock in San Francisco. Be sure to tune in on September 1 at 11pm!


Neal at the Wheel (Part 3)
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009, 6am - 9am
on
(More Than A Few) Exciting Moments with Frank O'Toole
The ramblings of Neal Cassady (AKA: Dean Moriarity, AKA: "Intrepid Traveller, and his Merry Band of Pranksters look for a Kool Place"), culled from reel to reel tapes that were recorded on the bus "Furthur," led by Ken Kesey. The tapes document their cross-country trip, from Oregon to Manhattan, where Kesey was to deliver his newest work, "Sometimes A Great Notion." Cassady was the ultimate free-form DJ, making up his own sounds as he was the navigator, to get to the World's Fair in June 1964. The journey was detailed by Tom Wolfe, in his book, "Electric Kool Aid Acid Test." What we have are 4 segments, each 15 minutes, each week, with the third installment on September 1st. Neal Cassady ranting and raving, driving crazy, as traveling up the NJ Turnpike.


NiCad
Monday, August 31st, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
NiCad, the best band named for a power source since Love Battery stop by Beastin' the Airwaves! with Keili August 31st, as they kickoff a run of local shows. While they call the Netherlands home, NiCad's members are more multicultural than sushi pizza. They will make you wish you'd been more reliable about taking your meds so you'd be able to catch all the riffs, references and dynamic shifts without getting so dizzy you have to sit down like someone's grandma.


Live from New Orleans at the Spellcaster Lodge: Home of Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Monday, August 31st, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Sound and Safe touches down in THE BIG EASY at the home studio of deep-fried electrorock weirdness champs Quintron and Miss Pussycat. Tune in for transmissions from what just might be another planet. If you're in the area, roll into the Spellcaster Lodge at 3052 St. Claude Avenue for a good time.


A show about chemicals and evolution
Monday, August 31st, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff
Guest: Dr. Julie Holland, discussing current psychedelics research, as well as her new book "Weekends at Bellevue." Also, a reported piece on Monsanto, by MediaSquat Collective member Charles Rivera.


Jessie Evans
Monday, August 31st, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Expats living in Berlin stop by WFMU for a dancey set of coldwave -- an exclusive East Coast appearance. Jessie Evans previously collaborated with Bettina Koster of Malaria! in a band called Autonervous, and is now embarking upon a solo career. Jessie's loungey, borderline indifferent vocals and new wave sax stylings mix well with drummer Toby Dammit's intense and complicated rhythms. Fans of Glass Candy and old NYC post-punk, take notice. Jessie's new album, "Is It Fire?" was just released on her own Fantomette label.


The Frightingales
Sunday, August 30th, 2009, 6am - 9am
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
The Frightingales are drummer Rock Savage (ex-Barkmarket), bassist Bob Ross (ex-Debris), reeds player Jeff Hudgins (Debris, Mad Jazz Hatters), and viola player Dylan Fitzgerald. Tune in to hear their free improvisations hanging in the air somewhere between jazz and rock and roll.


Jackie DeShannon
Saturday, August 29th, 2009, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Jackie DeShannon who as a performer had hits like "Needles and Pins" & "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" and as a writer her songs were done by a diverse list of performers including Brenda Lee, The  Ronettes, Irma Thomas, The Searchers, Wynona Carr,  Marianne Faithful, Duane Eddy, Glen Campbell, The Byrds, P.J. Proby and hundreds more. She also opened for The Beatles on their 1st US tour, and dated Jimmy Page.


The Back C.C.'s
Thursday, August 27th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Crazed Japanese (by way of Brooklyn) Desperate Rock & Roll-esque punk rockers invade the FMU studios for a live performance!


Grasshopper
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Grasshopper, a multifaceted trumpet duo, comprised of Jesse DeRosa and Josh Millrod, don't so much play their instruments, as they do brutally butcher them in an outpouring of drone poems, noisescapes, feedback shrieks and gentle amp hums, portraying as much a direct lineage from Black Flag as they do Stravinsky, Bitches-era Miles Davis or Morton Subotnick. Grasshopper have been described as the sound of "a wolf's heartbeat on ultrasound," "a windspiel made of knives" and "snake charming music made by industrial robots." Basically, these Brooklyn boys take all the "nice" out of the implications of your mental picture of either a friendly garden insect, or a young Kwai Chang Caine. Terrifying sounds, but beautiful too, and perfect for My Castle of Quiet, hosted by Wm. Berger.


Amy Annelle
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Amy Annelle will perform a solo acoustic set on Irwin's program on Wednesday August 26 at 4:00. The Austin-based Annelle formerly recorded under the group name The Places. Her new album, The Cimarron Banks, offers sparse, spiritual, high-plains melodies.


Tom Lax of Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Today on Brian's show, making a 3rd return is Tom Lax from Philadelphia's Siltbreeze Records, spinning a brace of 7" vinyl, taking time to fill some obscure gaps left from the all-New Zealand show he did with Hamish Kilgour in '07. This time Tom promises to delineate even more sketchy DIY gems, as well as highlighting the grubbier side of German post-wave. Tune in for the ride.


Neal at the Wheel (Part 2)
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009, 6am - 9am
on
(More Than A Few) Exciting Moments with Frank O'Toole
The ramblings of Neal Cassady (AKA: Dean Moriarity, AKA: "Intrepid Traveller, and his Merry Band of Pranksters look for a Kool Place"), culled from reel to reel tapes that were recorded on the bus "Furthur," led by Ken Kesey. The tapes document their cross-country trip, from Oregon to Manhattan, where Kesey was to deliver his newest work, "Sometimes A Great Notion." Cassady was the ultimate free-form DJ, making up his own sounds as he was the navigator, to get to the World's Fair in June 1964. The journey was detailed by Tom Wolfe, in his book, "Electric Kool Aid Acid Test." What we have are 4 segments, each 15 minutes, each week, with the second installment on August 25th. Neal Cassady ranting and raving, driving crazy, as traveling up the NJ Turnpike.


¡Outernational!
Monday, August 24th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

¡Outernational! drops in on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili to talk about the kick off of their September-long series of "Wednesdays at Maxwell's" shows and to chat about politics, art, music and All Ages culture. Outernational! will get you drunk on your own outrage and then make sure you dance it out all night long. Just remember to stay hydrated at this party - you wouldn't want to be late for your soul-sucking day job kissing corporate America's butt!


David Pescovitz & Stuart Reid
Monday, August 24th, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff
David Pescovitz of the Institute for the Future talks to us about Nano, Robots, and the race for technological superiority. Then for Real People Doing Real Things: Stuart Reid - Food Co-op Development Specialist for Food Co-op 500, where he provides technical assistance, information and resources to groups organizing new retail food co-ops across the United States. He has an extensive background working with a variety of cooperative and investor-owned businesses.


Josh Mease
Monday, August 24th, 2009, 3pm - 5pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Wandering musician Josh Mease took the road away from Houston to Brooklyn, exploring the abandoned corners of his adopted city, finding peaceful solace in cemeteries, empty swimming pools, and abandoned waterfronts. On Mease's debut, "Wilderness," these themes turn to musical daydreams about those spaces. Josh drops by WFMU with his band to play live.


Thomas Ross Miller
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009, 6am - 9am
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Thomas Ross Miller is an ethnomusicologist, curator and composer who focuses his academic work on shamanism in circumpolar and Siberian indigenous communities. He'll visit Airborne Event to chat and share some of his experimental compositions, including excerpts from his opera and pieces composed for performances by William Pope. L. We'll also listen to some of Tom's field recordings and recordings from his multimedia installation "The Shaman's Journey," which was on exhibit at the Linden State Museum of Ethnology in Stuttgart, Germany earlier this year.


Impediments & Buzzer (2 bands)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
All the way from California come Impediments featuring four recent high school grads from Oakland. Their punk, rock& roll debut was produced/recorded by psych recluse, Greg Ashley (from Gris Gris and Sir Lord Von Raven!). Buzzer is another Oakland, CA, band who rock a power-pop junkshop glam sound! Buzzer features two Impediments (Mike and Ray) + Andy Jordan from The Cuts & Time Flys! Impediments & Buzzer are on tour now, so get a hot taste on the radio, then go see them that night at 9:00pm at Don Pedro's in Brooklyn, w/ Ex-Humans and Electric Shadows. They will also be playing Sunday 8/23 at Death By Audio and Monday 8/24 at Alligator Greenpoint.


Gary S. Paxton
Saturday, August 22nd, 2009, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Gary S. Paxton - writer, producer, performer and entrepreneur whose 50 year career started with hits by Skip & Flip and continues today in Branson, Missouri. Along the way he was a member of The Hollywood Argyles ("Alley Oop"), produced "The Monster Mash" and worked on records by Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Association, Tommy Roe and 1000s more.


A Tribute to Jim Dickinson with guest Robert Gordon
Friday, August 21st, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Inner Ear Detour with David

When James Luther Dickinson passed away last week at the age of 67, the world lost one of the great musical giants. Producer, pianist, and raconteur extraordinaire, Jim Dickinson was one of the pillars of Memphis music for four decades, during which time he recorded or produced artists ranging from Furry Lewis and Othar Turner to rising stars Amy Lavere and Ron Franklin. Along the way he played with the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan and produced Big Star's "Third" and The Replacements' "Pleased to Meet Me." Tune in as David pays tribute to an American master and reminisces about Dickinson's life and career with Robert Gordon, author of the fabulous book "It Came From Memphis."


Seven Second Delay Live at the UCB Theater with Roz Chast, Steve Guttenberg and Vic Thrill
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay returns to the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater in Manhattan for a live broadcast comedy and variety hour next Wednesday, August 19th from 6-7pm. Joining Ken and Andy will be the great cartoonist and humor writer Roz Chast, actor, movie star and jogging enthusiast Steve Guttenberg, musical guest Vic Thrill and much much more, including an incredible talking animal segment. UCB Theater is located at 307 West 26th Street in Manhattan, near the corner of 8th Avenue. Admission is $5, but if you save your receipt, the admission fee will be refunded to you at the end of your life, or Andy's life, whichever happens first.


Jeremy Wallace
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Whisky-voiced country blues picker Jeremy Wallace plays live on Irwin's show, Wednesday, August 19, at 4 pm. The backwoods stylist with a drunk-by-noon delivery will perform in a trio setting backed by bass & drums. Jeremy recently released his third CD, "Suicide Suitcase." This is Wallace's fifth appearance on Irwin's show since 1988.


Anavan
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009, 2am - 6am
on Marty McSorley's show

The bass driven, post punk, synth, dance rocking underground kings of the LA Smell scene stop by the WFMU studios for a live set. With their debut record on Gold Standard Laboratories and their sophomore effort dropping now on Slanty Shanty you should get aboard this party train before it leaves the station.


Kurt Vile and the Violators
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Chubby Checker, Schoolly D, Hall & Oates, Robert Hazard, Left-Eye Lisa; some of them may have monuments to themselves in their hometown City of Brotherly Love, or at least a signed glossy at Pat's Steaks. Kurt Vile is an Philly talent whose largeness cannot be denied; while his album debut Constant Hitmaker hinted at a future of hazy bedroom-pop Tom Pettyisms, his last few releases on Mexican Summer and Richie Records have painted up expansive Spacemen 3-worthy soundscapes with no lesser songwriting greatness. His next album Chilidsh Prodigy releases on Matador this fall, and Kurt returns to WFMU once again, this time for Brian's show, with his full band the Violators in tow.


Neal at the Wheel (Part 1)
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009, 6am - 9am
on
(More Than A Few) Exciting Moments with Frank O'Toole
The ramblings of Neal Cassady (AKA: Dean Moriarity, AKA: "Intrepid Traveller, and his Merry Band of Pranksters look for a Kool Place"), culled from reel to reel tapes that were recorded on the bus "Furthur," led by Ken Kesey. The tapes document their cross-country trip, from Oregon to Manhattan, where Kesey was to deliver his newest work, "Sometimes A Great Notion." Cassady was the ultimate free-form DJ, making up his own sounds as he was the navigator, to get to the World's Fair in June 1964. The journey was detailed by Tom Wolfe, in his book, "Electric Kool Aid Acid Test." What we have are 4 segments, each 15 minutes, each week, with the first installment on August 18th. Neal Cassady ranting and raving, driving crazy, as traveling up the NJ Turnpike.


Historian & Author Stuart Ewen + Stuart Reid of Food Co-op 500
Monday, August 17th, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff
Stuart Ewen,  Historian and author of "PR!: A Social History of Spin," which focuses on the history of public relations in United States. He was featured in BBC's four-part series, "Century of the Self," produced by Adam Curtis. 

Then real people doing real things: Stuart Reid - Food Co-op Development Specialist for Food Co-op 500, where he provides technical assistance, information and resources to groups organizing new retail food co-ops across the United States. He has an extensive background working with a variety of cooperative and investor-owned businesses.


Gato Loco
Saturday, August 15th, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Gato Loco is a NY-based band with three different incarnations. But all three play some variant of Afro-Cuban music filtered through an aggressively improvisational jazz lens, with classical and rock influences in the mix as well. The group recently released a debut CD, "Coconino," featuring its 12-piece psychotic-mambo-band look. Today (August 15) happens to be leader / sax player Stefan Zeniuk's birthday. So Gato Loco - in some form - will honor the occasion by playing live in our studios - before heading off to the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery on Wednesday August 18 for a more public celebration.


Live recording from Lincoln Center: The Collins Kids, Joe Clay, Carl Mann and Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonics
Thursday, August 13th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Recorded at the Ponderosa Stomp at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center, a rockabilly show like no other! New Orleans wild man Joe Clay, Sun Records legend Carl Mann and the out-of-this-world Collins Kids backed by Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonics. File under: In-freaking-credible!


Amen Dunes
Thursday, August 13th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
From the pastoral to the paranoid, Amen Dunes has pretty well got all the acid folk & psychedelic rock angles covered; and whether or not the name puns on "Amon Duul", the Krautrock connection is clear. Tune in this Thursday at 2pm when Amen Dunes plays live on Scott's show, prior to their gig at Cameo in Williamsburg BKLN that night.


Eats Tapes
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009, 2am - 6am
on Marty McSorley's show

Broken 8-bit noisy break core from the future! When the duo that is Eats Tapes stops by the WFMU studios for a live set they will take all your favorite bit crushes and atom smashes and transport them into an evil alternate universe governed only by the laws of dance. This universe is called Party City.


Ben Edmonds remembers Willy DeVille
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Willy DeVille, leader of the band Mink DeVille and a critically acclaimed solo artist, died late last week of pancreatic cancer. While they wouldn't be considered a "punk" band today, Mink DeVille were regulars at CBGB in the early/mid-'70s, alongside the Ramones, Television and Talking Heads. Ben Edmonds, a former editor for Creem, signed the band to Capitol Records in 1976 and subsequently paired them with legendary producer/arranger Jack Nitzsche. Ben will be on the air tonight to share his memories of Willy and to provide his unique perspective on how a soul-blues-roots-Latin band fit in -- and didn't -- with the dawn of the NYC punk rock scene.


Graveyards
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Brian welcomes to the studio the heavy sound of Free Michigan: Ben Hall, Chris Riggs, and Wolf Eyes' John Olson rassle like Anthony Braxton and the Taj Mahal Travellers in a tarpit with dark billowing clouds of electric guitar, bowed metal, echo-drenched sax, electronics and more. Graveyards sidestep the free jazz tag altogether and create a gorgeous, and definitely psychedelic collision of sound and space unlike any you've heard before.


Davila 666
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Killer Spanish-language garage pop from Puerto Rico with gang vocals, tambourines, hooks and all the fixins. Their 2008 self-titled debut on In The Red is chock full of hits, as are the new 7''s on HoZac and Douchemaster. Davila 666 is touring the US thru Goner Fest Sept 25th, so don't miss 'em!


The Yes Men & Lonny Grafman from Appropedia
Monday, August 10th, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff
A group of culture jamming activists who practice what they call "identity correction" by pretending to be powerful people and spokespersons for prominent organizations. They create and maintain fake websites similar to ones they want to spoof, and then they accept invitations received on their websites to appear at conferences, symposia, and TV shows. We will be talking to them about their upcoming movie, "The Yes Men Fix the World," and how they manage to create and get away with this type of activist media.

Real People Doing Real Things guest: Lonny Grafman from Appropedia. Appropedia is the site for collaborative solutions in sustainability, poverty reduction and international development. Appropedia helps us sustain our world.


Dark Meat
Monday, August 10th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

With a rotating cast of up to 15 band members, Athens Georgia quasi-culty weirdos Dark Meat pull their schoolbus into the WFMU parking lot and leave a trail of glitter and 99-cent store tchotchkes in their wake. The band plays horn-heavy, coked-up hippie-sing-along southern rock laced with soul, punk, and free jazz freakouts. It will be like a Mardi Gras hangover in August. Check out Dark Meat live at the Williamsburg waterfront on Sunday, August 9th (opening for the Fiery Furnaces), free.


The Tel Aviv Show a/k/a Not Quite JM in the PM
Saturday, August 8th, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
This week Transpacific Sound Paradise time-shifts back to Rob's recent Holy Land Tour for a show recorded at Israel College of Management radio station Kol Ha Kampus ("The Campus Voice"). Kol Ha Kampus is probably Israel's most adventurous and influential non-commercial music station - in fact by some accounts it is the second most listened to radio station in Tel Aviv. Rob is joined by guest-DJs Gil Rouviou of Kol Ha Kampus and Ilan Rosenberg, Tel Aviv native but currently host of Jaffa Jive Sundays at noon on WCBN-FM in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Gil and Ilan give us a multi-genre intro to rootsy contemporary Israeli (and some Palestinian) artists, many of whom have rarely been heard on US airwaves. This is not your stereotypical Jewish music - not a bit of schmaltz, and nary a klezmer song is in the mix. Well except, of course, for Oy Division.


The World's Greatest Music Experts!
Saturday, August 8th, 2009, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes the return of The World's Greatest Music Experts for two hours of ear shattering discussion of nuance (with musical illustration,) definitive judgementalness and your phone calls!


Joe Pernice
Friday, August 7th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook

Joe Pernice, well known as the main man behind Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys and Big Tobacco is also the brand new novelist of "It Feels So Good When I Stop," published by the Penquin Group. Joe is in town for his Bowery Ballroom headlining gig on Friday night and heading off for more national touring dates, but stops by Pseu's show to talk and play some tunes from his new CD release which accompanies the book "It Feels So Good When I Stop."


Call Me, Irresponsible (Bronwyn & Kelly fill in for Andy & Frangry)
Friday, August 7th, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
The call-in fill-in show featuring DJs Bronwyn C. and Kelly, premieres this Friday, August 7, from 6-7 PM. The lovely ladytalkers will introduce TWO new Listener call-in fun games, "New Car or Drugs?" and "DJ Nightmare Madlibs." Listen, call, play, and see if we remember not to mention those two things we're not supposed to mention on-air.


Birthday Broadcast
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
Wm.'s Birthday broadcast begins @ 8, with readings from Anton LaVey and Theron Q. Dumont, plus visits to the Castle from lost travelers. Phone? We don't have a phone, but you're welcome to stay the night. Maybe. And maybe Wm. will just slit his throat and gunk up the broadcast console with black blood....


The Old Codger fills in for the Antique Phonograph Hour
Tuesday, August 4th, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
on Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison

Playing 78 rpm records like they're goin' outta style. Since 1932, Courtney T. Edison has programmed 4,798 consecutive complete shows. Unlike today's pampered DJs with weak tone arms, the Codge has never needed a late-inning closer. He goes the distance, and it's invariably one more for the 'Win' column.


Beach Blanket Belock! (Todd-o-phonic Todd fills in for Joe Belock)
Tuesday, August 4th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Hey Gremmies: The best 3 hours of summer are almost here! That's right, Tuesday from noon-3 it's time for the annual party known as Beach Blanket Belock! While the host of the award-winning Three Chord Monte program wails on the beach, Todd-O-Phonic Todd fills the airwaves with 3 hours of summer, sun and surf music. It'll turn any office into Pismo Beach!


Twin Stumps
Tuesday, August 4th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Hardcore sinking in the same quicksand as Flipper and Drunks With Guns. NYC's Twin Stumps have been playing heavily with likeminded locals like Drunkdriver and Pygmy Shrews. They're playing NYC's Annex Basement on 7/21 (with Pink Reason and Queening) and again on 7/28. Twin Stumps' debut 12'' is on the way from Dais Records, and they'll be live in-studio on Tuesday 8/4.


The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff
Monday, August 3rd, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
"Lucifer Principle" author Howard Bloom has requested a debate with MediaSquat host Douglas Rushkoff about the virtues of corporate capitalism. While Rushkoff sees the invention of corporate capitalism as a short-sighted maneuver by early kings to maintain dwindling power, Bloom sees capitalism as part of our natural evolution as a species.


Aaron Moore
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009, Midnight - 3am
on
Daniel Blumin's show
2009 has been a busy one for Aaron Moore, a founding member of fab UK experimental/improv oufit Volcano the Bear! For starters, Moore has terrific new recordings out with both Textile Orchestra and Alan Courtis, and Volcano the Bear itself has just released a corker of a split with French band La STPO. All the while, Moore's been playing in Amolvacy and FreeTime, two rippin' local bands. Clearly that's still left a few hours unaccounted for leaving time for Moore to work on solo material. Tune in to hear the new unreleased songs performed on a bevy of instruments including thumb piano, trumpet, drums, and the pipe thing! Then follow all that up with a special Aaron Moore DJ set! Groovy!


Alash Ensemble
Saturday, August 1st, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Alash Ensemble is a quartet of master throat singers and instrumentalists from Tuva, the tiny but music-rich Central Asian republic. Proteges of Tuvan musical ambassador Kongar-ool Ondar (who you may know from the documentary film Genghis Blues), Alash mainly focuses on traditional repertoire. But the group also cites Jimi Hendrix as an influence and has collaborated with the Sun Ra Arkestra and Béla Fleck. Alash is currently on the road in North America, and we catch the ensemble for a live session in advance of their tour-ending August 15 gig at cozy Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn.


Mark Tulin of The Electric Prunes AND Johnny Echols of Love!
Saturday, August 1st, 2009, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with 60's hitmakers Mark Tulin of The Electric Prunes and Johnny Echols, lead guitarist of Love. 


Steve Krinsky fills in for Mister Finewine today
Friday, July 31st, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
on
Steve Krinsky's show

Police Story
Friday, July 31st, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
Shut Up, Weirdo with Frangry and Michele
Being a super-famous professor at America's most-famousest university couldn't keep Harvard's Skip Gates out of the hoosegow when he (allegedly) mouthed off to The Man. So what chance does a loser like you have when faced with Johnny Law? (And by Johnny Law, I don't mean any actual person named Johnny Law--like the 18th-century Scottish economist or that sexy-angel dude from "Barbarella"--but rather a personification of institutionalized law enforcement. I hope that was clear.)

So who's right? Who's wrong? Who's to blame? What would you do? How did I get here? And is it all so black and white? [Smirks knowingly. Relights pipe.] Call Good Cop Andy and Bad Cop Frangry on the air this Friday (201-209-9368) with your run-ins with Johnny Law (and by Johnny Law, I mean, you know, police and stuff, not sexy-dude Scottish economists).


Darcy James Argue's Secret Society (Scott McDowell fills in for Doug)
Friday, July 31st, 2009, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

Filling in for Doug S., The Long Rally is proud to present a live set from Darcy James Argue's Secret Society!  An impossible plan to cram this 18-piece big band into WFMU's 'Love Room' was abandoned in favor of the comfortable spacious environs of (le) Poisson Rouge in New York City with this live set recorded directly from the board on July 15, 2009.  Featured recently in Newsweek Magazine and heralded by, well, anyone who bothers to listen, Secret Society's new album Infernal Machines draws on sources like indie rock, Steve Reich and Fela Kuti to inform its thoroughly modern orchestral jazz potpourri, of and above the tradition. 


Dave P.
Thursday, July 30th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Heavy hitter record collector, creator of Kind clothing company, and long time NYC DJ  who has been seen opening up for Blues Explosion, Sonic Youth, Luscious Jackson etc. Dave swings by to drop some of his favorite 90's hip-hop gems. Grab a Steel Reserve and tune in!


Seven Second Delay Live at the UCB Theater with Jim Downey, The Rhodes and more
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay returns to the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater in Manhattan for a live broadcast comedy and variety hour this Wednesday, July 29th from 6-7pm. Joining Ken and Andy will be veteran Saturday Night Live writer Jim Downey, comedian Aldo Marachlian, musical guest The Rhodes and one of the stars of the Steven Spielberg film War of the Worlds, whose name we are contractually prohibited from announcing prior to the show. UCB Theater is located at 307 West 26th Street in Manhattan, near the corner of 8th Avenue. Admission is $5, but if you save your receipt, the admission fee will be refunded to you at the end of your life.


The Amanda Chronicles, Pt. 2
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Amanda, the growling Alabama power child, and her instigator brother Jody continue the chronicle about their now-legendary 1986-89 home recordings. Excerpts of the interview, recorded in the streets of Brooklyn a few weeks ago, will be scattered throughout the program along with vintage recordings of Amanda and her rowdy cohorts.


The Mighty Boosh
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling
Tom Scharpling is very excited to welcome UK comedy troupe The Mighty Boosh to The Best Show On WFMU! The main men behind The Boosh, Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, will join Tom for some awesome conversation and maybe some phone calls (if you behave). Be sure to catch their show, which is running on Adult Swim, and say hi yourself at their in-store signing at Other Music on July 21st, or see them live at the Bowery Ballroom later that night. But whatever you do, don't miss them on the Best Show!


The Pink Noise
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

The first live visit to WFMU from the mysterious Montreal combo that's been churning out an assortment of basement synth/sci-fi/punk weirdness over the last few years on such imprints as Kill Shaman, Almost Ready, and Sacred Bones. Cheap Korg and Moog synths, tape recorders, drum machines, and guitars, Suicide/Chrome love in the air. You can also catch them live on July 26th at Market Hotel in Brooklyn (playing on a bill with Gary War).


Keygrip & Neutra
Monday, July 27th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Keygrip comes in to share their sparkly fresh pop sounds, live, and talk about their All Ages album release party (which will be on July 30th). Neutra is coming in with them to play some of their hard rockin' songs, unelectric.


YACHT from the Sun on the Water: Solar-powered broadcast from the Waterpod on the Hudson
Monday, July 27th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
DJ Trent brings the Sound and Safe program aboard the amazing Waterpod, a sustainable boat habitat docked at 125th Street on the dark waters of the Hudson River. Featuring a performance from YACHT, who are celebrating the release of their new album "See Mystery Lights" on DFA Records. Powered by WFMU and Solar 1's Mobile Solar Broadcast Unit.

Come join WFMU on the Waterpod - space is very limited, so RSVP to Trent for (free) admission.


Ethan, Master of the Hawaiian Ukelele and Spiked Punch
Monday, July 27th, 2009, 3pm - 5pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Ethan, Master of the Hawaiian Ukulele is back on Irene's show, this time with his reggae-infused three piece "Spiked Punch." Voted "Austin Band of the Summer" by the Casavista Blog, these boys have been gearing up for tour by playing a steady diet of pool parties, birthday parties and luaus. Rumor has it they also spent $100 dollars at the inflatables section of Party City prior to their embarkment. Sit back and relax as they bring the record breaking heat of Austin's summer of '09 to you. Swimming after the show.


Live from LA part II
Saturday, July 25th, 2009, 9pm - Midnight
on
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
Choking on Cufflinks returns to LA with a live broadcast in collaboration with Dublab and Michael from Part Time Punks' (KXLU on Thursdays, Sundays at the Echo) who agreed to broadcast CoC from his living room!

Expect an inside peek into the high stakes world of DIY/flexi/Indiepop record trading, and overlapping conversation between the East coast and West coast Michaels.

Los Angeles listeners please note - while this event isn't open to the public, we will announce a meet-up right after the show somewhere in the Fairfax area (99% sure it will be Canters), with the location confirmed on air.


Bomba Estereo
Saturday, July 25th, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Bomba Estereo is a super-energized young band from Bogota, Colombia whose enervating sound is an electro-psychedelicized potpourri of that vibrant city's many musical influences: traditional bullerengue, cumbia, African-influenced champeta, reggae, dub, hip-hop - not to mention rock and roll. It's been a breakout year for the band, which made a smashing North American debut at SXSW and blew away a field full of Danes at the legendary Roskilde festival. Bomba Estereo joins us for a live set at the tail end of its first east coast tour - in support of new CD "Blow Up" on Nacional Records - before flying off to Amsterdam's famous Melkweg and further European adventures.


Personal and the Pizzas
Saturday, July 25th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Personal and the Pizzas are traveling all the way from Hoboken, NJ, to the studios of WFMU on the Cherry Blossom Clinic this Sat, July 25! Personal and the Pizzas play lo-fi, Ramones-influenced punk rock calling to mind the Heartbreakers (if Thunders sang about Pizza instead of dope!) Hear 'em live on the radio, then go see 'em at the Cake Shop in NYC (with Tyvek!). You can also check 'em out live on July 24 at the Silent Barn in Brooklyn.


Robbie Fulks
Saturday, July 25th, 2009, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Robbie Fulks plays live in the studio! Robbie Fulks drops by to answer a few questions & play a few songs from his excellent catalog.


Will C & KARMA (Brick Records)
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah

22 year old rap anthropologist Will C just released his debut; Evil In The Mirror on Brick Records. KARMA; Boston MC of legendary group God Complex both come down to the show to play us some goodies and talk about their favorite baseball team.


Telecult Powers
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Who could be more appropriate for My Castle of Quiet's premiere live musical guest than a band that plays by candlelight, builds their own synthesizers, and generally spooks the hell out of people? Telecult Powers bring their heady, melodic, "electro-occultism" from Brooklyn to Wm. Berger's weekly horrorcast. If you throw equal parts Louise Huebner, Dario Argento, The Process Church, Wendy Carlos, Marie Laveau, Dr. Phibes and a stack of E.C. comics into the cauldron, you may create a brew that sounds remotely like Telecult Powers.


The Amanda Chronicles, Pt. 1
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Amanda, the growling Alabama power child, has surfaced. She and her brother Jody describe the chaotic process behind their 1986-89 home recordings.


Theo Angell
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on
Day For Night with Maria Levitsky
The fascinating sounds of Theo Angell on Maria's show Wednesday July 22 at 1pm, where Theo will share some live acoustic songs. On the heels of his fourth album "Tenebrae," this son of a minister who grew up in rural Oregon will share some songs, play stuff off of some of his previous CDs (Dearly Beloved, Auraplinth) and talk about what shaped his musical sensibilities.

His sound is unclassifiable, but makes allusions to shape song, spirituals, bluegrass and the blues with some off the wall mysterious psychedelic sensibility overseeing the mood. His albums contain a combination of calliope-like polyphonic vocals followed by mournful dirges shot through with a cartoon foghorn melancholy.

 "The music sounds like hallucinogenic campfire songs with a UFO hovering above the treeline. There are both crawling dirges and scampering ditties here" -Todd Simmons in an article about Auraplinth


John Wiese
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009, 2am - 6am
on Marty McSorley's show

L.A. based noise artist and experimental musician John Weise stops by the WFMU studios to blast your ear drums into another dimension. With over 200 releases under various names and collaborations with the likes of Merzbow, Man is The Bastard, Amps for Christ, Cattle Decapitation, Wolf Eyes, The Liars, Smegma, and The Haters you might want to think about checking this dude out. And be on the look out for his new album Circle Snare on No Fun Productions as well as as a new colaboration with C. Spencer Yeh (of Burning Star Core) out now on Drone Disco.


Michael Lachowski from Pylon
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Just confirmed! Michael Lachowski from Pylon will be calling in tonight at 11:15pm on The Evan "Funk" Davies show to fill us in on the special "Randy's Birthday" celebration this Saturday in Athens GA that celebrates the life of Randy Bewley, Pylon's guitarist, who passed away earlier this year. The show benefits Nuçis Space, a non-profit health and music resource center. Michael will also tell us about some upcoming releases that will include contributions from Randy, as well as other Pylon-related news and notes. Be sure to tune in! And if you're near Athens this Saturday, head over to the 40 Watt Club for Randy's Birthday.


Billy Bao
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
When not plopped on a stage at the No Fun Festival spewing barbs at confused audiences, Basque-via-Brooklyn transplant Mattin has helped the experimental and noise scenes chase its tail in circles via assorted musical, anti-musical and multimedia projects (a "collaboration" with Merzbow was pretty much him bringing a glass of water out to Masami Akita in mid-performance). The official bio places Billy Bao as a Nigerian punk rock vocalist fronting a band he fell in with in Bilbao; this rescheduled WFMU airing includes Mattin, Barry Weisblat, Margarida Garcia, Tim Barnes and Taku Unami. It happened while Brian was downstairs paying Ibby's Falafel deliveryman for the band's dinner so he can't quite recount what went on. We still can't quite figure it out either but hope you will enjoy it.


Cro Magnon
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

Cro Magnon is a new two-piece from Lafayette, Indiana. They were first heard on WFMU via last year's XXperiments compilation LP, alongside female-fronted contemporaries US Girls and Zola Jesus. The LP also had featured Cro Magnon solo projects Bird (Kate) and Circuit des Yeux (Haley, who has a couple LPs on De Stijl). As for Cro Magnon, they have a pretty confounding Bruit Direct Disques 7'', where they sound like Times New Viking noise-pop one moment and primitive skronk the next. Their live shows are said to be worthy of their moniker; witness Cro Magnon for yourself at Brooklyn's Silent Barn on July 17th, along with Estrogen Highs, Cheveu and Pink Reason.


Reverend Billy
Monday, July 20th, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff
Reverend Billy, of the Church after Shopping, discusses his latest anti-corporate guerrilla sigll, as well as his upcoming show in NYC with the church gospel choir and Joan Baez.


Reynold Philipsek
Monday, July 20th, 2009, 3pm - 5pm
on Irene Trudel's show

After 30-plus engaging albums in styles ranging from XTC-styled pop to straight-forward jazz, Django-influenced guitarist Reynold Philipsek shows no signs of slowing down, despite being virtually unknown outside of Minnesota. Reynold plays Hot-Club-of-France-styled music every week to enthusiastic audiences. Philipsek most recently put out "East Side," an album of conventional jazz featuring local chromatic harmonica wizard Clint Hoover. Reynold Philipsek sat down in the studio with Irene to record a set of solo guitar on a recent visit to New York.



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