Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Astro Twins
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013, 7pm - 8pm
Night People
Ring in the New Year with Night People as the Astro Twins, Tali and Ophira, return to discuss what's in the stars for 2013 and to answer your horoscopic questions!

A Very Freeform New Year's with Dan Bodah, Nat Roe, Jesse Jarnow & Friends
Monday, December 31st, 2012, 9pm - 6am
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
The Monday night crew--Dan Bodah, Nat Roe, and Jesse Jarnow--are ringing in 2013 with an epic 9-hour radio event, knocking down the illusory barriers between time-slots and years, squeegeeing the doors of perception, and offering spontaneously erupting dance parties, karaoke, year-end faves, radio plays, collaborative sound collages, sunrise drones, and a cavalcade of guests. Greg Fox (Guardian Alien, Zs, ex-Liturgy) will perform brand new material for his solo project GDFX. Alaina Stamatis--whose situationist poetry readings framed as "bird watching tours," "karate lessons," "gym memberships," and "evil yoga," have earned her the title "Queen of Bushwick"--will perform a live radio play and lead a karaoke ensemble that is possibly talented or possibly just shameless. The Sloppy Pranksters--including Starmaiden, Vape Stiles, and others--will scurry about the innards like DMT elves. Kurt Gottschalk will be appearing in the role of Kurt Gottschalk. (And if you are a WFMU DJ and happen to be in the greater Jersey City area, you're welcome to swing by and join the fun.)

Aaron Chapman
Monday, December 31st, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
An interview with author Aaron Chapman about his book "Liquor, Lust and the Law"! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Put the Needle on the Year End Hip-Hop Rap Up
Friday, December 28th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
2012 was a very good year for hip-hop music. For proof join Billy Jam when he packs into a one hour mix as many as possible of these quality hip-hop releases from the past year, as well as inviting listeners to share their favorite hip-hop (and other music) releases of 2012. Put the Needle on on the Year End Hip-Hop Rap Up: Dec 28, 2012 with Billy Jam, 7pm on WFMU.

Spazz Xmas Fiasco!
Thursday, December 27th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Join Dave the Spazz as he welcomes the Baxx SiSi's, Sato and Jonny and special surprise musical guests for his annual edition of holiday cheers and jeers.

Steve Zing - the final Peer Pressure guest of 2012
Thursday, December 27th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Steve Zing, multi instrumentalist and member of Danzig, Samhain, Mourning Noise, The Undead, Doomtree and more, will be Diane's Peer Pressure guest DJ on Thursday at 1pm. Listeners will be able to ask Steve questions via the live interactive playlist. Tune in to the whole program for selections ahead of time that Steve had a hand in.

Courtney T. Edison Fills in for Mac This Evening
Tuesday, December 25th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
On Christmas Day, the Old Codger will muck up the festivities by filling in for the Antique Phonograph Hour from 8-9pm Eastern. While others are singing "Joy to the World," he'll be decking anyone who comes down the hall while he's spinning 78 rpm records. Tune in, Tuesday December 25, for a solid hour of surface noise and unrelenting misanthropy.

Koliadnyky from Kryvorivnia with members of Lemon Bucket Orkestra
Monday, December 24th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Tune in Airborne Event on Monday night to bring in Christmas right! The Koliadnyky are a group of Hutsuls from a little Carpathian mountain town who sing magic songs every Christmastime to ensure that spring comes again. The music includes the sound of the trembita, a 12 foot long horn made from a lightning-struck birch tree, and the words stem from pre-Christian days. Joining them will be members of Toronto's guerilla-folk party punks, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. Wild times are assured if you will only lend us your ears!

Nardwuar vs. Roger Allen: The 'Best of '
Monday, December 24th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Guest DJ Roger Allen brings more goodies to the Nardwuar show for your aural consumption! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

The Dolchnakov Brigade
Monday, December 24th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on amEdeo's show

They've performed in bars, clubs, CVS's-- Now they come to WFMU! A big "welcome-hello" to Brooklyn avant-tronic quasi-punk band The Dolchnakov Brigade, a group so wonderfully outlandish and affecting that amEdeo once had a nightmare about them. Experience an entire set of brand-new songs making their public debut, then join amEdeo as he sits, stands, and speaks with band leader Yon Yonson. Tune in and let the sweet sounds of the "Palevish!" revolution fill the heart that is of your ears!

Put the Needle on the Dublin Mid 80's Mods
Friday, December 21st, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In the mid 1980's Billy Jam traveled back to Dublin and did a series of interviews including one with a group of Irish mods at the Ric Tic club where former members of the Emerald Society mod collective would get together for retro mod parties. In this recently unearthed interview from Dublin in the 1986 "Glocko" and other Dublin mods talk about music, fashion, fanzines, drugs, fights with skinheads and trendies, the Northern Ireland mod scene, and other topics.

Friday, December 21st, 2012, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

There's so much great, new hardcore, especially in the last 10 years or so, one can hardly keep up. And New Jersey, like Boston, being one of the places where the genre was originally born and thrived, is no slouch in modern terms. With that in mind, My Castle of Quiet is proud to present a live set from IDES, a band just on the approach to some peak / plateau of their powers. IDES pack more variation and energy into their 40-sec. to 1.5-min. songs than most bands in punk put into songs twice as long. ...And not to overemphasize the "female singer" aspect, but Jillian Keats' vocals do add an enticing element to IDES' sound, a relevance of fresh energy and (girl) power, and fans of Nausea and Crass, and other legendary female-fronted hardcore bands, will not be disappointed. You can listen to their demo and single at the their bandcamp page (linked above), which will give you more than an idea of what to expect, though we also imagine IDES to be a band so fresh and so vital, that they're probably getting better and better with every show and practice session.

John Stabb of Government Issue on Peer Pressure
Thursday, December 20th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
John Stabb, the godfather of punk vocals and frontman of DC's Government Issue (among a steady stream of others) will be my PEER PRESSURE Guest This week! Listeners can ask him questions via the live interactive playlist on WFMU.ORG This is a RADIO/LISTENING event! Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine is heard on Thursdays from Noon-3pm NYC time. The PEER PRESSURE segment, of which John's appearance is part of, starts at 1pm.

Emily Danger
Thursday, December 20th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Dark cabaret isn't hard to find in New York, but the way Emily Danger mixes the sound with hard rock gives it a special bite. The powerful, nuanced vocals of Emily Nicholas lead the way for rock music heightened by Cameron Orr's searing violin. Their sound is unpredictable, and as you stomp your feet to the hard rhythms you might find yourself singing along at high volume or playing air violin.

Ali S. Qadeer
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ali S. Qadeer is a student in Providence, Rhode Island who hails from Kingston, Ontario. He peaked as a teenager when he DJed the truly timeless Out Of Step radio program on Monday nights on CFRC Queens University Radio. In 1998, he won the award for Best Rock and Pops [sic] Program. It remains to be seen whether he will lose this title should the station management ever realize he didn't play the requisite 35% Canadian Content.

Sandy Hook and Gun Ownership
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
Is Sandy Hook the turning point for Gun Ownership in the US? Is it time for Gun Insurance? And Dr. Sheila Zaretsky joins Chris T. to talk about children and rage.

Jim Coleman
Monday, December 17th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Jim Coleman's compelling musical voice has been well-known since his 1990s role on samplers in seminal NYC band Cop Shoot Cop. His work has gradually shifted toward soundtracks and collages over the passing years. On his standout 2012 album "Trees," Jim assembled a crack team of musicians adept at crafting sweeping musical ecstasies in which it's almost impossible to tell where the electronic textures give way to the sheets of acoustic sound. His team included folks like Phil Puleo, drummer for Cop Shoot Cop and Swans; cellist Kirsten McCord; Dawn McCarthy of Faun Fables; and Ellen Fullman, with her self-created long stringed instrument. Tune in for a live in-studio session from Jim and the cats he herds into WFMU Studio B on December 17th.

The Flatliners
Monday, December 17th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with The Flatliners (Toronto, ON)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

The Truncated Tea Party Listenener Jil's Dad Christmas Special (Bronwyn fills in for Benjamen Walker)
Monday, December 17th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
In response to a Listener's special request, Bronwyn C. presents an hour of holiday music and a reading of "A Child's Christmas in Wales." So tune in and trim your tree with Bronwyn C!

Colombian Music Encuentro, Part 2
Saturday, December 15th, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

At last month's Colombian Music Encuentro at Le Poisson Rouge, 10 bands and artists from New York's thriving Colombian music scene kept a full house on its feet for six hours. We broadcast three hours live on November 10th and tonight we'll hear the rest of the electrifying event as recorded that evening. Including: The folk-guitar / jazz roots artistry of Alejandro Florez & Tibaguí; the effervescent Afro-Tropical-Colombian dancefloor workouts of Grupo Rebolú, the heady jazz guitar improv inventions of Sebastián Cruz's Cheap Landscape Trio, and the cathartic Afro-Colombian punk-psychedelic excursions of M.A.K.U Sound System.

St. Claire
Saturday, December 15th, 2012, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Brooklyn's folk-rock outfit St. Claire stopped by studio B recently. Their album, "Everyone Lives Here", has been in heavy rotation on my show since I came across it early this year. Led by siblings Emily and Glenn Forsythe, they treated us to six of their gorgeous songs. We also chatted about their background and songwriting process. Their next gig is at Pianos on December 11th, 8pm.

Put the Needle on the February 1993 Hip-Hop Flashback
Friday, December 14th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Back in the early 1990's when most music fans still paid for music, and when record labels still had ample promotion dollars to invest in their acts and send them out to music industry events like the long gone annual Gavin Convention in San Francisco, Billy Jam did a radio show on Bay Area station KUSF. During the time of the February 1993 radio industry convention his guests included The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, Diamond D of DITC, Charizma (RIP) & Peanut Butter Wolf, Da King & I, and Ye'all So Stupid. Hear these interviews with freestyles plus the hip-hop news from that period in hip-hop almost 20 years ago on Put The Needle on the February 1993 Hip-Hop Flashback with Billy Jam, December 14th, 7pm on WFMU.

Friday, December 14th, 2012, 9am - Noon
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Fresh off their opening slot for Psychic TV, STARRED is the duo of Matthew Koshak and Liza Thorn, swinging by The Long Rally to share their shimmering songs and downer worldview. Expect raw, atmospheric and ultimately beautiful music full of loss and faded glamour. Pendu Sound Prison to Prison EP out now and double 7" forthcoming.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Thursday, December 13th, 2012, 6am - 9am
on Underwater Theme Park with Meghan

Roaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire – best know, this trio is a force to be reckoned with. Just coming off of their tour of 250 dates, They got to quickly swing by Meghan's show to give the listeners a little taste and make them hungry for more!

Erik Ruin
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Erik is a Michigan-raised, Providence-based printmaker, shadow puppeteer, illustrator, etc.

Guitar World Editor Brad Tolinkski
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
Chris T. interviews Guitar World Editor Brad Tolinski about his new book "LIGHT AND SHADE: Conversations with Jimmy Page".

Guest DJ: Eric Neuser of GNAW
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner's show
Eric Neuser, occasional public spinning cohort of BT and constant stickman of NYC industrial-infected doom combo GNAW brings a pile of platters down this afternoon to rock all into submission. Expect doses of post-Sab scabbery, obscure thrash, proto-doom and uncategorizable heaviness, with Brian throwing an occasional cut in the path.

Willie Gantrim & Raphael McGregor on Airborne Event at Castello Plan
Monday, December 10th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Airborne Event returns to the little bar with the big heart at 1213 Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn for December's remote broadcast. Come on down, because we're genuinely excited to have the singer & guitarist Willy Gantrim join us to make a stir with his rough-and-tumble bittersweet blues. Raphael McGregor will also paint the room with his lap steel blues.

Bronwyn fills in for Benjamen Walker
Monday, December 10th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
Bronwyn C. fills in for Benjamen Walker and tries to do a Sportsy Talk show—football! death! fishing!— but Former Cohost Jay shows up and gets deep into the eggnog. If you laugh at tragedy, then hilarity ensues.

An African Hanukkah Live from Barbès
Saturday, December 8th, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Well, tonight's show is not totally on-theme for the first night of the Jewish festival of lights. But we couldn't think of a more festive way to celebrate the arrival of the holiday season than with a night of exuberant African sounds live from Barbès, the music-lover's haven at 9th St and 6th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Tune in or join us at Barbès for the captivating West African guitar wizardry of Abdoulaye Alhassane with special guest Banning Eyre; the cathartic Ghanaian style highlife workouts of No Small Money Brass Band; the electrifying Pan-African percussive onslaught of Akoko Nante Ensemble, and the sumptuous Sudanese stylings of Alsarah and the Nubatones.
As usual the tireless Irene Trudel will be both technical guru and co-host with Rob. Admission is free during the broadcast (although performers may pass the hat for voluntary donations) - and you can stuff your Hanukkah stockings with free FMU swag too!

Saturday, December 8th, 2012, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Brooklyn singer-songwriter Lora-Faye has a voice that conjures spirits from the 1920’s. While very much a contemporary songwriter, she will evoke a smoky Berlin cabaret or Harlem gin joint, with some down-home front porch thrown in for good measure. Having just won the 2012 Mountain Stage New Song Contest, Lora-Faye will be hitting the recording studio early next year to work on her first commercial album. She stopped by recently with members of her band for a great session.

Source of Yellow
Friday, December 7th, 2012, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

The Brooklyn-based trio Source of Yellow mix a heady concoction of krautrock repetition, classic psych guitar shred and blasts of sax and electronics to create precision jams aimed at your third eye. Don't blink! Check their digital release The Said on Twin Lakes Records.

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner's show
Recorded at the Knitting Factory for broadcast on Brian's show today: Lydia Lunch performing a cross-section of her illustrious musical career from the No Wave era and beyond. 8-Eyed Spy, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, solo and collaborative material all done up live, raw, and bloody with the help of Weasel Walter on guitar, Bob Bert on drums, and Algis Kizys on bass.

The Grip Weeds plus Dom Mariani
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Two legends of power pop come to ONE episode of Three Chord Monte. First, the Grip Weeds, New Jerseys Grip Weeds get ready to ring in the holiday season with their big holiday show Dec. 7 at Maxwells with the Doughboys and the Anderson Council. Next up, Dom Mariani, the genius behind Australian legends DM3 and the Stems!

Showdown of the Smooths: Alex Craig vs Nat Roe
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
Nat Roe
Alex Craig is well known as the songwriter behind Big Troubles, as guitarist of Ducktails and for his solo project Limited, which just released a 7", "You Must Be Dreaming", on New Images records. But Alex is also in possession of an unquenchable thirst for adult contemporary music. On the 4th, Alex Craig will challenge WFMU's Iron Chef of easy listening to a smooth-off. The challenger will represent the era of 1985-1990, with your host defending 1980-1985. From Amy Grant to ZZ Top (late era, duuuuh), tune in and decide for good: which era is the most very special smooth moods music era?

Bronwyn fills in for Benjamen Walker
Monday, December 3rd, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet
SPORTSY TALK! Continuing the in-depth sports analysis Listeners have come to expect from Benj. Walker, Bronwyn C. fills in for an hour of extreme Sportsy Talk this Monday, 6-7 PM, with special guest color commentator, Former Cohost Jay! Call in at 201-209-9368.

Moore & Sons
Monday, December 3rd, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

On their new disc, "Holdouts," (Chris) Moore & Sons go for a louder, heavier feel than previous outings. Chris describes the band's performances on disc as very emotive, while remaining edgy. Moore & Sons return for another acoustic performance on Irene's show.

Harry Shearer AND Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby!
Saturday, December 1st, 2012, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Harry Shearer about his new album "Can’t Take a Hint," his musical history (Spinal Tap), his acting career (The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, A Mighty Wind, etc.) and his Dec. 2 Holiday Sing-Along benefit for the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation at New York's City Winery. AND Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby will drop by with their guitars to play a few songs live and discuss their recent return to the USA (from the French countryside) and their new album "A Working Museum".

Ken & Andy Halloween Party at UCB Theatre with an Exorcism and the Saw Lady
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy

Miss out on Halloween this year? Come join Ken and Andy down in the dark basement of New York's UCB Theatre on Wednesday, November 28th at 6pm for a Seven Second Delay Halloween Party where nothing could possibly go wrong. Fun party activities include Candy Bag Roulette, An Exorcism*, Ken vs. Andy Apple Bobbing, Professional Makeup Art and Saw Music with Natalia Paruz. The UCB Theatre is located at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5, and free for those in costume. RSVP on Facebook.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Duane Train
The NYC based Ex-Cops return to the WFMU studios to give us another live dose of shimmery psych-enthused power pop. Their debut album "Tru Hallucinations" comes out 1/22 on Othermusic recording co/Fatpossum, but check out their excellent WFMU live set from last summer on the Free Music Archive, as well as their first single "James" from their debut album here.

Hounds of Hate
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
We are very happy to host a live set and interview from Hounds of Hate. The Hounds stopped in the WFMU studio on their off night from a tour or ripping hardcore shows including Not Dead Yet in Toronto, where they played an absurd set with The Rival Mob, Urban Blight, The Boston Strangler, Step Forward and Peacebreakers. They play mid-to-late '80s NYHC to a tee, and whether or not you are a member of the drug free youth you should check out their jams for the sick mosh/pit action. We also get a pretty awesome and straight forward assessment of being straightedge in 2012. They drive a vegetable oil Sprinter van they converted and maintain themselves, and they own several homes in Braddock PA. Members of Pissed Jeans, Rambo, CREEM, Natural Law, Black Kites, among many others. Hounds of Hate Straightedge.

WFMU Santa competition
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
Do YOU have what it takes to be our WFMU Santa?! Audition LIVE!

Suzuki Junzo
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Brian Turner's show
Guitarist of the excellent Japanese psych band Miminokoto has just released an album called Eight Sided Infinity, and makes his first stop of a US tour at WFMU this afternoon for a solo electric performance. He'll be at Union Pool in Brooklyn that night, with Rhyton, Eidetic Seeing and more on the bill.

Hot and Cold
Monday, November 26th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Much-lauded guitarists Aaron Dugan and Anders Nilsson bring their intricate, evocative duo project Hot and Cold to the Airborne Event on November 26th on the heels of the release of their first album, Hogwild Manifesto. Aaron has played with musicians ranging from Bill Laswell, Sly and Robbie, and Bootsy Collins to John Zorn and Matisyahu. Swedish-born Anders leads numerous groups (Anders Nilsson Group, The Hot Trio, Fulminate Trio, Exposed Blues Duo) and has collaborated with musicians across the spectrum of blues, jazz, and experimental music, including Sabir Mateen, Eugene Chadbourne, Paquito D’Rivera, William Parker, Elliot Sharp, and art-metal band Angelblood.

Waka Flocka Flame & Riff Raff
Monday, November 26th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Waka Flocka Flame (ATL, GA) & Riff Raff (Houston, TX)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Jesse von Doom & Maggie Vail of CASH Music
Monday, November 26th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
on Radio Free Culture

The Internet was supposed to level the playing field for independent artists, but many seem to be worse off in the cloud. As co-executive directors of CASH Music, Jesse von Doom and Maggie Vail are building open source tools that put technology into the hands of musicians, and could help the web live up to its potential.

Nina Nielsen
Saturday, November 24th, 2012, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Singer-songwriter Nina Nielsen's debut album, "Love and Terror in the Wilderness" has just been released on Biophon (Norway). The record seems destined to bring her lots of attention, as its dark and ethereal beauty will captivate you from the very first moment you hear it. As luck would have it, Nina is passing through New York this week, and will stop by the studio for a live session this Saturday morning.

Put The Needle On Black Friday with Rev Billy and Homeboy Sandman (Billy Jam fills in for Shut Up, Weirdo, 6-7pm)
Friday, November 23rd, 2012, 6pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
On Black Friday, while consumers are out en force in retail-land fighting each other to get the latest disposable product, Rev Billy and The Church of Life After Shopping will be preaching the truth all day including when they stop by WFMU studios. Also joining Billy Jam for this special extended two hour show (no Shut Up Weirdo this week) will be NYC school teacher turned full time emcee / Stones Throw artist Homeboy Sandman.

Black Friday Special with Guest DJs Om
Friday, November 23rd, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
The epic downtempo duo Om was scheduled to come by for a guest DJ spot in August until a skateboarding injury forced them to postpone their tour. Fortunately, Emil is healed and he and Al are back on that long road that leads from Reykjavik and Prague through Chicago and Montreal and to Boston, New York and WFMU. En route to Philly they'll park the van and cool their skates for a guest DJ spot. What does the spiritual stoner doom duo listen to in the tour bus? Tune in to see what they bring to spin!

Foster Care
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012, 3am - 6am
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This week we get a live set from NYC's Foster Care. This band plays in more of the NYC garage rock scene, but their sound might fit in a little better as fast and sloppy punk more than anything else. Featuring members of Ex-Humans and other New York rock and roll acts. Check out their awesome recent LP "Bad Vibe City" on Jackshack Records (Call of the Wild, Pygmy Shrews, Pampers). Reed has never had a band drink as much as they did when recording this session; and they apparently out-drank The Spits at their hometown venue. If you like stupid punk for stupid people, don't miss this session.

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
Today on Aerial View it's that time of year again: no, not Thanksgiving! It's WTF JFK?! Time! Chris T. examines the that fateful day in Dallas and takes YOUR conspiracy-minded calls LIVE!

Special Guests David Nuss of Sabbath Assembly and Timothy Wyllie of the Process Church
Monday, November 19th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
David Nuss's project Sabbath Assembly performs contemporary rock arrangements of hymns and songs from the liturgy of the compelling & mysterious '60s and '70s occult sect called The Process Church of the Final Judgment. The second Sabbath Assembly record, "Ye Are Gods," has just come out. David will visit to talk about the new record and Process Church history, theology, and practice. He'll also bringing along some unreleased recordings of Process liturgy recorded by Genesis Breyer P'Orridge & Lydia Lunch. Founding member of the Process, Timothy Wyllie, will join us by phone. Timothy was the first member of the Process to joint he co-founders, and was heavily involved in Process music in the 1960s and 1970s. In 2009, he authored a memoir of his Process years called "Love Sex Fear Death: The Inside Story of The Process Church of the Final Judgment."

Dan Forrer (Director of the movie "Sample This!")
Monday, November 19th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Dan Forrer, director of the movie "Sample This!" which is all about Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Monday, November 19th, 2012, 3:01pm - 6pm
Scott Williams's show
It's a synth-porn special as Scott welcomes Brooklyn/Chicago duo Balboa. Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen and tech genius Travis Thatcher fill WFMU's Love Room with an ungodly array of vintage, modern and homemade synths, sequencers, filters, triggers, drum machines, and patchbays, and they do it with style, sensitivity and major know-how. From EMS-synthis to iPad apps, it's 1971 meets 2012 and a thrilling master class in electronic music history in between. And yes, we took pictures.

Daniel Bachman and Mark Fosson
Monday, November 19th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Irene Trudel's show
One of the best young fingerstyle guitarists to emerge in recent times, Daniel Bachman's playing brings you on an intense string-filled journey to the towns and places he's internalized since childhood. Locales like his hometown Fredricksburg, Virginia, and more recently Philadelphia, play into what Bachman calls his “Psychedelic Appalachia" style of playing. His new disc, "Seven Pines," is out now on Tompkins Square. Joining Daniel is guitarist/songwriter Mark Fosson, a Kentucky native who briefly worked with John Fahey in the 1970's just as the Takoma Label was failing. Fosson has since worked with fellow songwriter Edward Tree in the Bum Steers in the 80's, and moved on to other collaborations before going solo again. Mark has been compared to Americana folks like Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Joe Ely, John Prine, and Guy Clark. His Takoma tapes were \ released on Drag City a few years ago. Mark Fosson and Daniel Bachman play live on Irene's show.

G. Green
Monday, November 19th, 2012, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Hailing from Sacramento, CA, G. Green bring a much-needed blast of warm, punky sunshine rock to the Sandy-ravaged East Coast. The band recently released their debut LP, "Crap Culture," on the Mt St Mtn label, and you can catch them at 285 Kent Ave on Friday, Nov 16th.

Surface Noise Bicentennial Special
Sunday, November 18th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Tune in as Joe celebrates a personal milestone: His 200th show on WFMU! In honor of this (somewhat) auspicious occasion, tonight's show will feature only songs from the year of that "other" Bicentennial, the one that happened in 1976. There will be some songs about that Bicentennial, as well as plenty of your 200th-American-year favorites. Kiss? Check. Stevie Wonder? Check. Ramones? Sure! Please note that Surface Noise personally guarantees no "Hotel California."

WOMEX 2012 - A World Music Summit in Greece
Saturday, November 17th, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

WOMEX is the annual worldwide world music industry expo, something like a SXSW or CMJ for world music moguls, musicians, pundits and enthusiasts. If you want to learn about new artists, new trends, new happenings in the worlds of world music, WOMEX is the place to be.
This October WOMEX was held in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. Despite the difficult times in Greece, Thessaloniki was a marvelous host city. Rob was there along with musician George Sempepos of groundbreaking Greek-American electro-roots band Annabouboula (and more recently rembetic surf-rock band the Byzantones), and esteeemed journalist Anastasia Tsioulcas of NPR Music. George and Anastasia join Rob this week to talk about the experience and share music by artists and bands they were turned on to at WOMEX and in their travels.

DJ Husband v DJ Wife
Saturday, November 17th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
It's the fifth annual 7" only challenge: 1 hour of Rich, 1 hour of his long-suffering missus, 1 hour of connubial sonic bliss.

Jacques Demierre
Friday, November 16th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
The last time Jacques Demierre visited WFMU he was performing with fellow sound poet Vincent Barras. This time he's here to play the piano: the baby grand recently donated to WFMU, in fact, which hasn't been tuned since since being moved to the station (and maybe long before that!). Tune in to hear one of the most inventive players of prepared piano around as he christens a new WFMU detunification.

Thursday, November 15th, 2012, 3am - 6am
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie
Put on your best shoes because California duo Tamaryn envelopes the night. Transcending the constraints of shoegaze, Tamaryn blends wispy vocals with fuzzy guitar, creating a layered, ethereal clash of sound both soothing and electric.

Ken & Andy at UCB Theatre with Dave Hill, Pete Hamill, Tristan Taormino, Oorutaichi and Vermin Supreme
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
After Hurricane Sandy's failed attempt to take down Andy Breckman, Seven Second Delay returns to the stage of New York's UCB Theater on Wednesday, November 14th at 6pm to create a man-made disaster of their own. Joining Ken & Andy will be performer and writer Dave Hill, veteran New York journalist and novelist Pete Hamill, feminist author and sex educator Tristen Taormino, Japanese spazz-out experimental electronic artist Oorutaichi and Vermin Supreme of the Free Pony Party. The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5. RSVP on Facebook.

Journalist and Author Sylvie Simmons
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Irwin welcomes journalist Sylvie Simmons to his program on Weds. November 14 at 4pm. Simmons will discuss her new book, I'M YOUR MAN: THE LIFE OF LEONARD COHEN, recently published by Ecco/HarperCollins. Over half a century, Cohen has established a near-mythic reputation as a cultural icon and ladies' man. His work as a singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist explores sex, religion, power, and romance. Born in Montreal, where he achieved fame as a poet in the fifties, Cohen lived in London and on the Greek island of Hydra, before launching his music career in New York in the sixties. The book traces the arc of his literary and musical achievements, including his retreat in the mid-1990s, when on the verge of marriage to a beautiful actress after the success of his best-selling album ever, Cohen entered a monastery on a rocky mountaintop above Los Angeles. When he returned home, he found his bank accounts had been bled dry by someone he trusted, and he was forced back onto the road at age 73. Sylvie Simmons has penned bios of Serge Gainsbourg and Neil Young, and is a Contributing Editor at Mojo magazine.

Reaching the Finnish Line: The 100% Finnish Music Show
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Join Tony as he spins three hours of Finnish rock and experimental music, much of it acquired on his recent trip to the land of the Finns.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
Nat Roe
Yximalloo has been infamous for decades as an outsider musician with hundreds of self-released cassettes and CDRs in addition to a release on ESP Discs and a legendary collaboration with Jad Fair. He first appeared on FMU 20 years ago on Tony Coulter's show. Yximalloo comes into FMU's studios this week to tell Nat about some of his recent work, which spastically cuts up the sounds of 1950's Americana, and he ended up ranting for a half hour about his horrible neighbors! Very incredible! Yximalloo is a man without comparison, so tune in for some weirdness.

Tenores de Aterúe and Paul & Jody live at Castello Plan
Monday, November 12th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Airborne Event will broadcast live music again from The Castello Plan at 1213 Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn on November 12th.  The quartet Tenores de Aterúe will sing "cantu a tenore," a vibratory polyphonic folk music native to Sardinia that must be heard to be believed. Longtime New York City based folk musicians Paul Friedman (on fiddle) and Jody Kruskal (playing concertina) will share their repertoire of scrumptious old-time music from the US, Canada, England, Sweden and Scotland.  Join us in person in Flatbush or tune in if you can't make it out.

Flying Lotus & Chilly Gonzales
Monday, November 12th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Flying Lotus (Los Angeles, CA) & Chilly Gonzales (Paris, France)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

The Letter Yellow
Monday, November 12th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Guitarist/Vocalist Randy Bergida, after many years with Portland rockers Skidmore Fountain, moved to Brooklyn to form The Letter Yellow. Laid-back guitar tunes blended with sweet harmonies fill The Letter Yellow's debut release, "Walking Down the Streets." It's an ode to the pleasures of NYC life, and The Letter Yellow plays some of it live on WFMU.

Colombian Music Encuentro live from Le Poisson Rouge
Saturday, November 10th, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Colombia has an incredibly rich musical landscape - traditional, modern and everything in-between. And there is a major new wave of music sweeping South America's second most populous country and inspiring musicians worldwide. A global cumbia boom has bands and DJs mixing Colombian roots, electronics and rock. But there is much more to Colombian music: Puya, currulao, joropo, and bambuco are among the myriad of traditional Colombian styles you'll hear today - sometimes in pure form, sometimes radically reimagined - at the Encuentro NYC Colombian Music Festival. The Encuentro NYC is a massive gathering of musicians and bands from New York's burgeoning Colombian music scene, with special guests visiting from Colombia. Today we'll hear 3 hours of the festival broadcast live from Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. in Greenwich Village. Plus if all goes well we'll stream the entire event (4-10 pm EST) on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio stream.

The Karl Hendricks Trio
Saturday, November 10th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
This Sat Nov 10, Terre T is proud to present The Karl Hendricks Trio! The Karl Hendricks Trio is a Pittsburgh rock institution. The band blasts out a massive yet melodic wall of guitars, bass, and drums that serves as a launching pad for frontman Hendricks’s wry, bittersweet tragicomic short-stories on the nasty business of life. The band is celebrating the release of "The Adult Section," on Comedy Minus One, the ninth album of their nearly twenty-year career. After their radio appearance on Nov 10, Sat 3-6pm--they'll be playing at Milkboy in Philadelphia, with Lefty's Deceiver and JJL, later that same evening.

Stompin' Riff Raffs
Saturday, November 10th, 2012, 1pm - 3pm
Fool's Paradise with Rex
Originally scheduled to perform at the WFMU Record Fair, Tokyo’s Stompin’ Riff Raffs will make good on their commitment to lowbrow sounds this Saturday on Fool’s Paradise with Rex. Thrill to the sounds of lead man Nao and his merry band of Fujiyama Mamas Rie, Saori, Miku. Expect to hear many Fool’s Paradise Favorites covered by these spirited trans-continental teens! If you’ve got a grudge against the whole square world—tune in to Fool’s Paradise with Rex this Saturday from 1-3 PM EST!!

Fay Fife of The Rezillos
Saturday, November 10th, 2012, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Fay Fife of the Edinburgh Scotland's The Rezillos, who formed in 1976 and are in the middle of a U.S. tour.

"Danny Says"
Thursday, November 8th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Filmmaker Brendan Toller and author Justin Skrakowski drop by to discuss Toller's upcoming documentary about one of the "godfathers of punk" Danny Fields. Danny's storied career includes stints managing The Stooges and The Ramones, signing the MC5 to Elektra Records and working with The Doors, The Modern Lovers and The Velvet Underground. Danny also hosted a show on WFMU during its early groundbreaking years in the late sixties. Also featured will be the not-to-be-missed radio premiere of Iggy playing Danny Funhouse for the first time over the phone in 1970!

Rescheduled Singles Going Steady with Gregg Leto of Rye Coalition
Thursday, November 8th, 2012, 6am - 9am
Underwater Theme Park with Meghan
Even though Sandy kicked our ass last week, we are not going to succumb! In the small strange universe that we all live in, Meghan happened to find out that her old high school friend lived the next town over. Her husband taught guitar to her neighbor. That guitar teacher happens to be one of the brothers of Rye Coalition! He will be sharing his singles record collection with the show, and giving him a good excuse to dust them off! Tune in and hear the influences behind the man.

Singles Going Seventies
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
(Re-scheduled due to Hurricane Sandy!) Somewhere in an alternate universe - or maybe just in EFD's brain - there's a Top 40 radio station from the '70s where Con Funk Shun and Shaun Cassidy, the Babys and the Bay City Rollers, Charlie and Hot Chocolate, Starz and Silver Convention, Kiss and KC & the Sunshine Band, and their lesser-known contemporaries are all getting regular airplay. Tune in this Halloween night to hear AM tin masquerading as AM gold as Evan "Funk" Davies presents three hours of singles from the '70s as a delayed part of WFMU's Singles Going Steady week!

Seven Second Delay Cares A Little Foundation
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay cares a little about their fans. To prove it, they will be making one-time only cash grants to listeners in need. To be eligible you have to 1) Have at least $4 worth of damage from Hurricane Sandy 2) Pose for a photo in front of your damage while sobbing 3) Upload that photo to the World Wide Web 4) Send a link (with your mailing address and phone number!) to ken at wfmu dot org. Since our studio phones are kaputt, but sure to patiently wait by your phone between 6-7pm ET tonight.

The Skinny Emmer Effing Tribute to Prince
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012, 12:30pm - 3pm
Duane Train
The androgynous purple clad genius finally gets the long delayed 2 hour tribute on 11/7. The listeners spoke and Duane listened... Duane will be dedicating two hours of his set to play rare, unreleased Prince oddities, demos and live recordings that he's been collecting and hoarding like a madman for years.

State of the Station address
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ken's show
Station Manager Ken delivers a State of the Station address to discuss the effects of Hurricane Sandy on WFMU's operations and finances. E-mail him with your questions.

Waiting for the End of the World
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
Tonight on WFMU hear the replacement Aerial View "Waiting For The End Of The World" show that never aired due to Hurricane Sandy. Please go to and contribute to our ongoing fundraiser.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

The sounds of psychedelic New Zealand today have been well represented by Kraus, who over the last few years has unleashed an excellent series of tapes, CDRs, singles and most recently The Supreme Commander LP just out on Moniker Records. Today he'll bringing live exclusive sounds to WFMU via an Auckland living room: Kraus on guitar, Stefan Neville of Pumice on drums and synthesizer, and Maryann on bass and percussion.

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