Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Trevor Dunn
Sunday, June 21st, 2009, 10pm - Midnight
on Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker

Stochastic Research Laboratories calculates that Mr. Trevor Dunn's appearance on 70+ albums with such groups as Fantômas, Mr. Bungle and the Melvins, plus myriad projects with John Zorn,  Dunn's own Trio Convulsant and duo with Shelly Burgon have been aired on WFMU the equivalent of the volume of the Guggenheim Museum divided by pi  (where seconds = cubic feet). Despite this staggering number, the alarming discovery was recently made that Mr. Dunn has never performed at, nor set foot into the WFMU studios. Drastic measures are being taken to arrange a live performance by his new rock band Mad Love this fall, but in the interim, Mr. Dunn brings favorites from his record collection to the Stochastic Hit Parade as an esteemed guest DJ. Aside from music, Trevor likes to answer your questions. Reference this page for past topics.


Kenny Wessel (Steve Krinsky fills in for Rob Weisberg)
Saturday, June 20th, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on
Steve Krinsky's show
Visionary guitarist Kenny Wessel, formerly of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time, joins Steve Krinsky (filling in for Rob) at 6 pm.  Wessel will be part of a group with Badal Roy (tablas), Michael Henderson (bass), Steve Gorn (woodwinds) and others playing the River to River Festival on July 9 to commemorate Miles Davis' controversial 1972 jazz funk classic "On the Corner." Badal Roy & Michael Henderson played with Miles on that recording.


Jonny Chan & New Dynasty 6 on The Cherry Blosson Clinic
Saturday, June 20th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is psyched to present a live performance from the legendary Jonny Chan and the New Dynasty 6. Chan has been an underground legend on the garage scene for nearly two decades, mining their special brand of low-fi 60’s punky jangle rock – and occasionally singing in Chinese! So tune in to hear them crank out their Groovies/Kinks-inspired awesomeness Saturday June 20th from 3-6 PM!


The 1.6 Band & Bobby Steele of The Undead
Thursday, June 18th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
First up is The 1.6 Band. Back together for the first time since 1993, this legendary hardcore band features ex-members of Beyond and Crown Hate Ruin. And at Midnight: Bobby Steele of The Undead stops by for an interview, band update and an acoustic set.


School of Rock Benefit Live Recording
Thursday, June 18th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Paul Green's School of Rock kids play songs as chosen by Dave the Spazz! Recorded at a WFMU benefit concert at BB Kings NYC in May 2009. Tune in to hear tomorrow's Spazztastic superstars today!


Dame Darcy
Thursday, June 18th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
The last time we saw Dame Darcy, she was singing "Long Black Veil" to a piece of lasagna. On June 18th, the comic artist, doll-designer, and always whimsical weirdo returns to Scott's show to sing sea chanteys and Appalachian ballads accompanying herself on banjo and singing saw, with her pal Ben Smiley on accordion.


Coralie Clement
Thursday, June 18th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
In town to play Summerstage this weekend, the lovely and very French singer Coralie Clement will stop by This is the Modern World, June 18th, to play live. Coralie is a wonderful mix of 60's royalty Francoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg with a contemporary jolt of French je ne sais quoi.  Later this month her new record Toystore will be released.  Produced by Benjamin Biolay the record features all sorts of toy instruments.


Mark Passio
Thursday, June 18th, 2009, 2am - 6am
on Night People

Night People welcome Mark Passio whose presentation 'What On Earth Is Happening' is a culmination of over twelve years of extensive research and investigation into the nature of our shared reality.


Aaron Siegel, Katherine Young, Alex Chechile, Woody Sullender, Matt Bauder, Jeremiah Cymerman
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
A preview to the Telluric Currents Series happening at Ibeam in Brooklyn June 19th-21st, we'll be laying down an improv jam sesh/battle royale with Matt Bauder (bass clarinet & sax), Aaron Siegel (percussion), Katherine Young (bassoon), Alex Chechile (electronics), Woody Sullender (banjo) and Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet), playing in different formations and combos, solo, duo, and who knows what else. Tune in to find out!


J.G. Thirlwell
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Strength Through Failure with Fabio
Special guest visit by the one and only J.G. Thirlwell (aka Foetus, Clint Ruin, etc.). Thirwell has had a long career in music going back to the late 1970s in London, where he worked with Nurse with Wound, Marc Almond and Nick Cave among others. He would later work with Lydia Lunch and Thurston Moore, produced many other artists and is generally associated with the New York music scene from the mid nineteen eighties to the present. More recently, he has been composing for chamber ensembles including the Kronos Quartet and has had his music performed live all over the world. His music for the Venture Brothers cartoon series and a collection of early experimental works have recently been released. Thirwell will be coming down to talk about all this and more. So tune in!


Talk Normal
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009, 2am - 6am
on Marty McSorley's show

Brooklyn's d.i.y., noise, pop, destruction duo Talk Normal roll up to the WFMU studios for a killer live set. Pulsing drum beats and powerful guitar rhythms, movements and blasts combined with a bit of magic make for a toughly amazing audio experience. Talk Normal just finished a tour with Sweeden's Skull Defekts and now have Menlo Park reissuing thier self-released EP so you betta recognize. Tune in.


El Jesus de Magico
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

El Jesus de Magico stop by WFMU while in town for their NYC debut. They'd rather be recording in a funeral home, but we will do our best to make them feel comfortable. El Jesus will be opening for fellow Columbus, OH, legends Times New Viking and Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments at Brooklyn's Bell House on Saturday June 13, so get there early!


Sound and Safe Live from Listener Dave Kormann's Porch
Monday, June 15th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Listener Dave Kormann cashes in on his WFMU Marathon prize: a live broadcast from his house! And it has a porch! It's "concept radio" so tune in and get conceptual.


Cults Suck
Monday, June 15th, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
on
The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff
Today Douglas will be joined by Jody Radzik, controversial host of the anti-guru website guruphiliac.com, for a no-holds-barred conversation entitled "Cults Suck." The Secret, Scientology and Landmark Forum graduates are welcome to call in!


Gutbucket
Monday, June 15th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Combining Rock-Jazz-fusion and audio acrobatics comes naturally to Gutbucket. On their fourth album, "A modest Proposal," they've kept up that high tradition of playfulness, touring all over North America and Europe with plenty of zest in their performances. In advance of their show with avant-string-meisters Ethel at the Prospect Park Bandshell, Gutbucket plays live on WFMU.


Youssou N'Dour
Saturday, June 13th, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Youssou N'Dour is simply the most popular African artist in the world today. He is truly an icon - Time Magazine put him on their list of the 100 most influential people in the world. But sometimes such influence has a price: In 2004 he broke from his usual two streams of music - "mbalax" dance albums for the Senegalese audience, and crossover pop albums for the international audience - and did something entirely different: An album of songs performed with an Egyptian orchestra and dedicated to Sufi saints called "Egypt". While Egypt was a huge hit abroad, leading to his first Grammy, there was a firestorm back home in the Islamic country of Senegal, where some considered the songs to be blasphemous. A new film, "I Bring What I Love" (premiering at the BAM Muslim Voices festival on Saturday June 6 and opening at IFC Center June 12), documents the controversy and the rapprochement that followed. Youssou N'Dour is in town for the premiere, and a sold-out BAM concert to launch the Muslim Voices festival, and he will talk with Rob about this experience, his latest cd Rokku Mi Rokka (Nonesuch) and other musical adventures.


John Wicks and Paul Collins in Terre T's Cherry Blossom Clinic
Saturday, June 13th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Tune in to the Cherry Blossom Clinic to hear the legendary JOHN WICKS of THE RECORDS and PAUL COLLINS from the PAUL COLLINS BEAT! Two of the undisputed architects of 70’s power pop, John Wicks and Paul Collins have joined forces to play all their hits – including “Starry Eyes”, “Hearts Will Be Broken”, “Rock N Roll Girl” – in special stripped down arrangements. Catch them live at The Record Collector in Bordentown NJ on June 13th and at Kenny’s Castaways on June 15th, but be sure to check them out live on The Cherry Blossom Clinic first!


Lenis Guess
Saturday, June 13th, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Lenis Guess, a pioneer of the 60's Norfolk, Virginia soul music scene who now lives in New York City & had directed plays & films such as "Prichard Johnson: Spirit Dick."  We'll also get the low down on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in.


WFMU Annual Graffiti Special: Miami vs. New York Styles
Friday, June 12th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the third annual WFMU graffiti round-table special regulars, graf artist DEMER (Wallnuts crew) and photo-journalist authors Jim & Karla Murray (Broken Windows, Burning New York, Miami Graffiti) will be joined in the studio with Billy Jam by Miami, Florida artists JUNK and REKAL of the FDC crew discussing, among other topics, the sharp differences between New York and Miami graffiti styles. Also in the studio doing scratch routines will be DJ ALF.


Tony Coulter fills in for Trouble this morning
Thursday, June 11th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on
Tony Coulter's show

Glows in the Dark
Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

From Richmond, VA, Glows in the Dark blends unruffled jazz improv with cinematic soundscapes evoking dusty vistas or hardboiled crime scenes. Tune in for a freeform concoction of cool jazz, Django swing, Ennio Morricone, Lounge Lizards, John Zorn's Naked City, and pulp soundtracks.


Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey Live on Irwin's program
Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey will perform an acoustic set on Irwin's program Wednesday, June 10 at 3:15 pm. Longtime frontmen in the DBs, their new album "Here and Now" was just released on Bar/None Records. It's their first duo album since "Mavericks" in 1991.


Pulse Emitter
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Pulse Emitter is the project of Portland, Oregon programming master Daryl Groetsch, and over the years has produced a fantastic variety of modular mayhem both turbulent and soothing, utilizing a bank of home-made synths and electronics. Deep space explorations worthy of Hawkwind, precise, controlled soundbombing akin to the most broken Throbbing Gristle moments. Pulse Emitter perform a live set today on Brian's show, and you can check out the sounds in public at the No Fun Festival on May 16th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.


Sound and Safe Live From Berlin: Eine Kleine Berlinenparty f/ Momus, Cylob, J-pop Karaoke, DJ Feel PRO and Your Body
Monday, June 8th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Join Trent as he makes Big Party in Berlin, LIVE from DJ Your Body's studio! It's also his birthday party, so, you know. Featuring the inimitable MOMUS on inevitable weirdness via storytelling, DJ Feel PRO and Your Body on birthday party beats, Hanayo on j-pop Karaoke, and DJ CYLOB with 2 records and maybe some commentary on German lifestyles. If you're in the hood, drop by from 2-5am Berlin time to get your face melted: Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Schleiermacherstr. 31-37.


The Media Squat with Douglas Rushkoff
Monday, June 8th, 2009, 7pm - 8pm
The MediaSquat on Monday, June 8, 7pm. "Life Inc:" Rushkoff reports from his book tour, plays excerpts from the just-released audio book, interviews members of the Handmade Toy Alliance, and revives his long-distance love affair with counterculture legend Joanna Harcourt-Smith.


The Georges Brassens Translation Project
Monday, June 8th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Transforming iconic French anarchist poet/singer Georges Brassens into an English-friendly form is composer/singer/songwriter Pierre de Gaillande's (The Snow, Melomane) latest musical venture. Pierre has translated a collection of Brassens' songs, strictly adhering to the rhyme scheme, meter, and meaning of the original texts, while preserving their flow and lyricism. He's recording an album of Brassiens' songs, keeping to the pared-down, simple yet undeniably catchy arrangements of the originals. Pierre de Gaillande and friends will play some of those songs live for the WFMU listeners.


Zeke Healy on Bethany's Show
Sunday, June 7th, 2009, 10pm - Midnight
on
Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker
Zeke Healy plays on a seventy year-old metal guitar with a glass slide. The sound of the instrument alone will stop you in your tracks, but even more, his compositions explore the simple melodic beauty of traditional music from every continent. Healy was also a founding member of the Appalachian/no-wave group The Boggs and a contributor to Brooklyn Browngrass and The Dogwoods. This is National Steel Guitar as you've never heard it before - not to be missed.


Domenic Priore on Gaylord Fields's show
Sunday, June 7th, 2009, 5pm - 7pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
Domenic Priore, The Connoisseur of California Culture makes his annual foray to the land of the hodad, this time to discuss his most recent publication, Pop Surf Culture. Written with Brain Chidester, this book explores how the sport of surfing influenced 20th century popular youth culture. Needless to say, surf-related tunes, along with lively and informed discussion, will figure prominently in any broadcast featuring Mr. Priore. On Gaylord Fields' show, Sunday June 7th form 5-7pm.


Sigmund Droid
Sunday, June 7th, 2009, 3am - 6am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Straight out of Brooklyn, taking the '70s downtown proto-punk sound and turning it on its head to mess with yours, Sigmund Droid joins Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili. Did they just sing, "Psychic Healer?" or was that a Freudian slip?


Brahim Frigbane
Saturday, June 6th, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Brahim Frigbane (prounounced Bruh HEEM Frig - BAHN) is a talented Moroccan-born oud player and percussionist whose repertoire ranges from Berber folk songs to sub-Saharan influenced gnawa music to classical styles of the Middle East and North Africa. His collaborations reflect an even broader range of styles - he's recorded with Hassan Hakmoun, Sussan Deyhim, South African jazz player Pops Mohammed, DJ Logic, and even Morphine. And he was chosen as one of just a handful of local artists to be featured among the global luminaries at the Muslim Voices Festival of performing arts at BAM (the Brooklyn Academy of Music) and the Asia Society from June 5-14: He's playing a free show (along w/ zerobridge) on Friday June 12 at the BAM Cafe. You can also check out Brahim Frigbane over at Myspace.


The World's Greatest Music Experts!
Saturday, June 6th, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael spins nothing but genre-defying #1 hits and from noon to 1pm welcomes the return of The World's Greatest Music Experts!


Vera Ramone King
Thursday, June 4th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Dee Dee Ramone's former wife will discuss details on life on and off the road with Dee Dee and The Ramones.


James Fei
Thursday, June 4th, 2009, 6am - 9am
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Saxophonist and synthesist James Fei visited the Brother Lucy show on a recent trip back to New York from Mills College, where he's teaching electronic arts. After a solo set on his own array of boxes and springs, he talked about vintage synthesizers and played some rare recordings of ANS, Rhythmicon and Bode frequency shifters.


Group Doueh live from Paris!
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Brian's first ever remote, and it's happening live from Paris, France! Tune in as we'll be spinning live at Les Instants Cavires and crossing paths with the Euro-touring Sublime Frequencies caravan, with a live set from Western Saharan combo Group Doueh! Led by Hendrix-inspired guitarist Doueh and including friends and family, this music is raw, DIY, distorted insanity splicing together Western rock/funk, modal Mauritanian structures and sung Saharawi poetry. Their LP two years ago on Sublime Frequencies is a total destroyer, and with no USA tour on the horizon this will be a rare opportunity to hear this powerful music live on the radio! Don't miss it!


Live from the Future: Barcelona-cast With Comte d'Urgell and Meneo
Monday, June 1st, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Comte d'Urgell is/has a psychedelic Catalonian vision of the future of music and the internet. So naturally Trent will be doing July 1st's edition of Sound and Safe show from the Comte's home studio for a live / DJ / broken-catalan-broke-english-interview program. Joining the fun will be the naked 8-bit band Meneo.  Naked men, not naked women, FYI. Weird is going to go down.


Zee Avi, followed by Black Sea Hotel
Monday, June 1st, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
From YouTube poster to pop star hopeful, Zee Avi earned an album for her efforts. Zee, a Borneo-born, Malasia-based singer songwriter, channels a fair amount of Nora Jones and Billie Holiday in her charming, self titled debut, which features her playing both guitar and ukelele. Zee Avi drops by to play a few tunes live.

Then a debut conjuring up another part of the world from Black Sea Hotel. Focusing on the angelic a capella traditions of Bulgarian women's choirs, the quartet melds a contemporary, other-worldly style with a reverence for this ancient tradition. Black Sea Hotel perform and bring some recordings to spin on WFMU.


Thomas Patrick Maguire
Sunday, May 31st, 2009, 3am - 6am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Tune in to celebrate the one year anniversary of "Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili!" with special guest, singer/songwriter Thomas Patrick Maguire - like Kurt Cobain mugging John Lennon under the bridge.


Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona
Saturday, May 30th, 2009, 3pm - Midnight
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

WFMU broadcasts live from Barcelona, Spain! More details and the schedule of artists we'll be carrying all forthcoming, but check out the amazing (and very-WFMU-freeform-friendly) lineup here!


Harold Battiste
Saturday, May 30th, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Harold Battiste, New Orleans native whose long musical career as a composer, arranger & performer includes work on #1 hit records by Sam Cooke, Lee Dorsey, Sonny & Cher, Joe Jones and tons more - Harold also founded the groundbreaking A.F.O. Records, one of the first black owned labels. We'll also get the dirt on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in & we'll also spend one minute with music journalist Scott Schinder.


Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona
Friday, May 29th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

WFMU broadcasts live from Barcelona, Spain! More details and the schedule of artists we'll be carrying all forthcoming, but check out the amazing (and very-WFMU-freeform-friendly) lineup here!


Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona
Friday, May 29th, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

WFMU broadcasts live from Barcelona, Spain! More details and the schedule of artists we'll be carrying all forthcoming, but check out the amazing (and very-WFMU-freeform-friendly) lineup here!


Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona
Friday, May 29th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

WFMU broadcasts live from Barcelona, Spain! More details and the schedule of artists we'll be carrying all forthcoming, but check out the amazing (and very-WFMU-freeform-friendly) lineup here!


Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona
Thursday, May 28th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

WFMU broadcasts live from Barcelona, Spain! More details and the schedule of artists we'll be carrying all forthcoming, but check out the amazing (and very-WFMU-freeform-friendly) lineup here!


Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona
Thursday, May 28th, 2009, 4:30pm - 7pm
on Live Broadcasts and Special Events

WFMU broadcasts live from Barcelona, Spain! More details and the schedule of artists we'll be carrying all forthcoming, but check out the amazing (and very-WFMU-freeform-friendly) lineup here!


Philip Cope of Kylesa (3-4:30pm, then Primavera broadcast 4:30-7pm)
Thursday, May 28th, 2009, 3pm - 4:30pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Philip Cope, guitarist for psychedelic sludge masters Kylesa, and once a member of crust-tinged Damad, will visit with Diane! Kylesa are playing at Maxwells on 5/27 and the Cake Shop on 5/30. In addition to airing some Damad and Kylesa, listeners will hear bands that Philip has produced recently - a feast for the ears! Tune In!


DJ Japhy
Monday, May 25th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
This week on Nickel and Dime Radio, we welkommen recent SF transplant DJ Japhy. When not playing with the Extra Action Marching Band, homeboy plays all kindsa effed up rekkids, from 20th Century compositions to Cannibal Corpse (well, not really Cannibal Corpse, but it sounded good). He is the thinking mans' DJ... for you, for me, for all.


A Camp (featuring Nina Persson of The Cardigans)
Monday, May 25th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on Sound and Safe with Trent

In the magical and highly selective society of female Swedish pop singers, Nina Persson reigns supreme. OK, maybe she co-reigns with Agnetha and Anni-Frid from ABBA, but still - not bad company. In A Camp, her forceful, seductive, and rock n' rollin' voice powers its way through a fantastic, off-kilter take on Pop Americana. As if Persson herself weren't enough, husband Nathan Larson (of Shudder To Think) kills it on guitar and other instruments. You'll hear a lot of The Cardigans in here - they are, after all, Persson's other band - but A Camp heads a little bit more into Neko / Nico territory. Trent is so excited he can barely contain himself. A Camp's new album Colonia is out now - pick it up, and don't miss them on Tuesday 5/26 at Bowery Ballroom.


Jeffrey Lewis
Monday, May 25th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

NYC anti-folk hero and genius comic-artist Jeffrey Lewis pays another visit to Liz's show. Last time we touched base with Jeffrey, he had just released an album full of folkified Crass covers ("12 Crass Songs"), and now he's touring in support of a new record, " 'Em Are I" (Rough Trade) with his band The Junkyard. With a slot at All Tomorrow's Parties in the UK this year, a weekly video podcast for the Guardian called "Jeffrey Lewis TV," blogging duties at the NY Times for the column "Measure For Measure," the man is finally getting some recognition and respect. Catch Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard at Bowery Ballroom on Wed May 20th.


Victoire
Sunday, May 24th, 2009, 10pm - Midnight
on Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker

Victoire, a Brooklyn-based band founded by composer Missy Mazzoli, has a distinct sound that harks back to the age of the gramophone (Victoire was once called "Victrola", but RCA shut that down pretty quickly) but in a modern setting. Strings, clarinets and keyboards sweep around sounds ranging from sewing machines and answering machine tapes into what has been called "minimalist, post-rock bliss."


Asa Ransom
Sunday, May 24th, 2009, 3am - 6am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
As a continuation of the Toilet Records series, Asa Ransom joins Keili tonight. If Richard Hell, Brian Eno, and David Byrne shared a loft in Williamsburg and started a New Wave band, It would be called Asa Ransom.


Ceremony & Screen Vinyl Image
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009, 9pm - Midnight
on
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
A special Memorial Day weekend Virginia/D.C. shoegazer extravaganza on Choking on Cufflinks as Ceremony and Screen Vinyl Image stop by for live sets. Ceremony is 2/3 of WFMU favorites Skywave (who played on Scott Williams show twice.) Their approach consists of layers of volume built around a perfect pop song. Screen Vinyl Image is ex-members of the Alician Blue and blend Suicide style electronic primitivism with loud atmospheric guitars. The bands also have a split LP out on Custom Made Music.


Madame XD
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

X. D. Wei is an accomplished performer of Chinese traditional classical music.  She sings and plays erhu (two-string fiddle) and various other stringed instruments. Since moving from Beijing to Detroit she's also taken up rock and roll, blending Chinese instrumentation and vocals with guitar, bass and drums. She'll be bringing her rock combo Madame XD from the Motor City to WFMU for a live session as part of its first visit to the NY metro area. Madame XD also will be playing at the Annex on Orchard St on the Lower East Side on Friday May 22 and going down the Jersey shore to play the Brighton Bar in Long Branch NJ, Sunday May 24.


Big Jim Sullivan, U.K. Session Guitarist
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Big Jim Sullivan one of the U.K.'s busiest session musicians of the 60's & 70's. Jim's resume includes playing guitar on #1 hits by Dusty Springfield, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Georgie Fame, Patula Clark, Peter & Gordon, Tom Jones, and tons more . We'll also get the scoop on recently deceased musicians when obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in & we'll also spend one minute with music journalist Scott Schinder.


Pseu hosts Sexlab (Web-Only) while Dave Mandl fills in over the air
Friday, May 22nd, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Pseu Braun
Join Asstronauts Wm. Berger, Pseu Braun and Mark Allen for an uncensored evening of conversation about all things Sex. Your hosts will be stationed in Sexlab, subsisting on Tang and Astroglide, orbiting terrestrial WFMU and broadcasting on the Web Only. The phonelines will be open to all species for your live questions and transmissions at 201-209-9368, so strap on your helmets and tune in.


Kid Ginseng, Texture, and Harlequinade
Friday, May 22nd, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Published Edinburgh, Scotland slam-poet Texture, who is a founding member of the Chemical Poets collective as well as lead vocalist for the experimental electronic band Double Helix, will be traveling to the NY/NJ area this month along with fellow underground Scottish spoken word & mixed-media artist Harlequinade to do a series of shows including a live set on Billy Jam's show. Also in the house will be Connecticut turntable artist Kid Ginseng, a renowned electro turntablist and tour DJ for The Tom Tom Club. All three will be guests on Put The Needle On The Record on Friday, May 22nd, 3-6pm.


Cheetah Chrome
Thursday, May 21st, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Cheetah Chrome will be stopping by the WFMU studios on Thursday May 21st near the 3 o'clock hour to chat with Dianekamikaze! He's got some new recordings, and much to say about playing now AND then! Cheetah is performing in the area this week - Wednesday May 20th at Maxwell's and Thursday May 21st at Europa, be sure to check this guitar legend out live or tune in for the interview!


Ascension Day Special
Thursday, May 21st, 2009, 6am - 9am
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
The Brother Lucy Show marks the national holiday honoring John Coltrane with a full program of the master's music, including "Ascension" in its entirety and heard again in the Rova saxophone quartet's reinterpretation, plus plenty of other takes on the Coltrane legacy.


Live from UCB Theater
Wednesday, May 20th, 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 on Wednesday, May 20th from 6-7pm. Joining Ken and Andy will be Andy's new best friend Moby, as well as comedy writer and author Simon Rich and stand up comic Mike Weiss. The 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.


Skullflower
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Skullflower emerged in the 1980s as a guitar-based spawning of the UK industrial/noise underground of the that included Whitehouse as well as the Broken Flag label scene of which Skullflower's members were also a part. Matthew Bower discontinued the influential unit in the late 90's to continue on with such psychedelicized noise projects as Total, Sunroof, and the Hototogisu (the last two having performed on Brian's show over the years). Skullflower's reemergence in the last few years with different collaborators have found their music as wrecked and amazing as ever, and Bower joined by Samantha Davies and Lee 'Culver' Stokoe will be playing live at WFMU on the heels of their gig at the No Fun Festival on May 17th (at the Music Hall of Williamsburg).


Live Remote from Fatburger in downtown Jersey City!
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The last two years WFMU has done remotes from all sorts of exotic locations, so we figured, why not Jersey City! The first Three Chord Monte remote happens May 19 with Joe B. and cohost Todd-o-phonic Todd giving new meaning to Fat Tuesday as they broadcast live from Fatburger in downtown Jersey City. They will explore the legendary jukebox there as well as sampling the fine food!


Jonathan Kane's Jet Ear Party
Monday, May 18th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Percussion powerhouse Jonathan Kane has been involved with so many musical ventures it's hard to list them all in one small space. Starting out with the likes of The Swans and Rhys Chatham, Kane's latest venture, Jet Ear Party, puts him in the frontman seat. As described on Jonathan's myspace page, "...he's powering guitar-driven minimalism into the blues, and the blues into guitar-driven harmonic maximalism." Jonathan Kane lands the Jet Ear Party in WFMU's Love Room to play live.


Guest DJ Set from Allison and Wolfy of Red Dawn II
Monday, May 18th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on
Liz Berg's show
Allison and Wolfy brought in a giant pile of amazing and rare punk records when their band Red Dawn II played Liz's show earlier this year. Unfortunately, there was only time to hear 5 or 6 songs, so they've been invited back to share the rest of their incredible records. Expect Killed By Death-esque gems, international scuzz, and other inept masterpieces that clock in under 3 minutes!


Siesta Fiesta!
Sunday, May 17th, 2009, 3am - 6am
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
The 1st annual Beastin' The Airwaves! Siesta Fiesta! Featuring Truth or Dare, Pillow Fights, Scary Stories, Hot Gossip, Seance, Spin the Bottle and a Super Secret Live Performance! Let's Do Each Other's Nails!


Abdoulaye Alhassane Toure
Saturday, May 16th, 2009, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Adboulaye Ahlassane Toure (pron - Ahb doo LAH yay - Al Hah SAHN - Too RAY) is a brilliant guitarist, songwriter, producer and bandleader from Niger in West Africa. He co-founded his country's first internationally-touring electric traditional band, Mamar Kassey and now leads his own band as well as accompanying other West African artists like Malian Wassalou great Coumba Sidibe.

Abdoulaye's music has a deep bluesy feel incorporating traditional rhythms and pentatonic scales of Niger but also heavily influenced by Malian icon Ali Farka Toure as well as the Southern Saharan Tuareg guitar sound of bands like Tinarwen. On this week's show Abdoulaye plays a few acoustic duets with his buddy, Afropop Worldwide radio producer and author / journalist Banning Eyre and we preview a few tracks from his forthcoming solo debut CD.

Adbdoulaye will be leading his acoustic ensemble (with special guest Kali. Z. Fasteau) at the Stone, Ave C and E 2nd St. Tuesday May 19 (8pm) and you can also catch him many Saturday evenings at the all-night African sessions at St Nick's Jazz Pub, St Nicholas Ave and W 149 St. in Harlem.


The Damned
Saturday, May 16th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Few bands are as legendary as The Damned, and they're stopping by the Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T to perform live on Saturday May 16th! The band promises that they will 'make your mum's ears bleed', so check them out as they tear through their classic catalog. Don't miss this broadcast...it may just be their last! See The Damned live at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York on Thursday May 14 and at The Stone Pony in New Jersey on Friday, May 15. (Also Tue May 12 at The Black Cat in Washington, DC and Wed May 13 at TLA in Philadelphia, PA)


Sea Monster
Thursday, May 14th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

An explosive rock 'n' roll band combining elements of punk, psychobilly and blues. They have typically shared the stage with White Zombie, Iggy Pop and Butthole Surfers.


Kalashnikov
Thursday, May 14th, 2009, 6am - 9am
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Kalashnikov is the heavy sounding positive vibing metal improv of Jamie Saft (bass, mini-moog) and Mike Pride (drums, vocals). They made their way to WFMU's Love Room during a month of Wednesdays playing at Zebulon in Brooklyn. They will know if you don't listen.


Parapsychologist Dr. Alexander Imich
Thursday, May 14th, 2009, 2am - 6am
on
Night People
This week Night People will air their long-anticipated interview with 106 year old parapsychologist Dr. Alexander Imich. Tune in to hear his tales of fork mutilating, levitation and reflections on his life and the paranormal.


Weasel Walter / Mary Halvorson / Peter Evans
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009, 11pm - 2am
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
In antipation of a week of dates in Europe, Weasel Walter (drums, ex-Flying Luttenbachers), Mary Halvorson (guitar) and Peter Evans (trumpet) stop by for an improv tussle. If recent ugExplode recordings featuring Evans and Halvorson are evidence, this combo should bring a punk rock tenacity to its boundary-pushing instrumental technique and leave the Love Room in a smoldering pile of ash. 


Seven Second Delay Picnic Broadcast From Battery Park
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
It's the first and last Seven Second Delay picnic broadcast ever! This Wednesday,May 13th from 6-7pm, come on down to Battery Park for a picnic with Ken and Andy. We'll be the group of picnickers with the cardboard cutout Andy Breckman and a big WFMU banner. Look for us in the grassy area just north of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.
Games! Contests! Sports! BYOSnacks! Red Rover! Wheel Barrel Racing! Tug of War! Water Balloon Toss! Potato Sack Races! Three Legged Races! Sing-a-longs! and a Hot Dog Eating Contest!

BRING: Food + Blankets
MEET: Battery Park, in the grassy area just north of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal
WHEN: Weds May 13th, 6-7pm (unless it rains)
FREE


Patton Oswalt & Aimee Mann
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling
Tune into The Best Show On WFMU with Tom Scharpling tonight to hear Tom's special guests Aimee Mann and Patton Oswalt live in the studio! I don't know what else to say about it other than to let you know that it's gonna be great and there will be surprises!


Prince Rama of Ayodhya
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

The trio of Michael Collins, Taraka Larson, and Nimai Larson met in the summer of 2007 on a Florida Hare Krishna farm, relocating to Boston and immersing themselves deep into the creation of ritualistic, holistic, and cinematic psychedelic sound. Having played shows in the US and UK with the likes of Teeth Mountain, Magik Markers, Indian Jewelry and others, their live sets have garnered a reputation for incorporating its audiences into the instrumental fold, and drawing musically from a rich variety of multicultural musical sources. Tune in to hear them on Brian's show today, and check them out at several upcoming Brooklyn shows in April and May, listed on their My Space page.


The Greg Ashley Band
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Modern psych master Greg Ashley, the driving force behind bands the Gris Gris and the Mirrors, brings his new three-piece project to the WFMU studios for what should be a mind-blowing set!


So Cow
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009, 9am - Noon
on Talk's Cheap with Jason Sigal

So Cow's debut 7'', the power-pop gem "Moon Geun Young," came out on Almost Ready Records while So Cow himself was teaching English in South Korea. The Irish native brought a little piece of South Korea with when he stopped by Liz Berg's show last year with a South Korean mp3 player as his backing band. This time around, So Cow is bringing the full 3-piece to the WFMU live room. They're touring in support of their excellent new 12'' on Tic Tac Totally. Tour dates here.


Happy Hour on WFMU
Monday, May 11th, 2009, 8pm - 11pm
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Everybody likes a nice, cheap drink...but WHY?  Join WFMU for a live broadcast exploring the naval origins and modern connotations of Happy Hour.  Join Designated DJ Trent and artist-team Rancourt/Yatsuk as they transform the Kate Werble Gallery into a living, breathing, open bar - complete with scores of foreign-accented bartenders, obscure drinks mixed on-air, free beer + booze, and karaoke. Join the fun at the gallery at at 7pm  - 83 Vandam Street between Greenwich and Hudson, in Soho - or listen on the air starting at 8pm. Have a drink suggestion?  Email Trent or comment on the live playlist.  We'll be posting ingredients and instructions on the playlist as well so you can mix along at home, Rachael Ray style. Come out and get enlightened.


Guitarist Peter Biedermann
Monday, May 11th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Notable for creating spatial landscapes for acoustic and electric guitars, Peter Biedermann has been making ambient music since 1977. Biedermann's latest, an EP entitled "Rumination," continues soaring off into space in that tradition. Peter has been a frequent guest on Irene's show, and also hosts his own program called "Sound In The Head" every Wednesday evening at 9 on the internet based Home Grown Radio New Jersey. Peter Biedermann brings his string wizardry to WFMU's Love Room for a live performance.


We Are The Arm
Monday, May 11th, 2009, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Ithaca, NY synth-weirdos We Are the Arm return to WFMU to unveil some new sounds from their upcoming release, "Togetherness" (Achord Records). Last time these mild-mannered chaps visited Jersey City, they performed paranoid post-punk numbers for the masses, but this time their sound has shifted closer to the Emerson, Lake, and Palmer/dance-funk end of the synth spectrum. Expose your chest hair and get ready for some greasy, aural sleaze. Catch WATA live at NYU's Strawberry Festival on May 1st, at The Shop in Ithaca on May 15th, or at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn on May 16th.


Akron/Family improv set
Monday, May 11th, 2009, 3am - 6am
on The Frow Show with Jesse Jarnow

Segueing between hushed hippie folk, beardo abandon, group chants, gnarly guitar action, and Afro-psych throbs, the Williamsport-by-Williamsburg trio Akron/Family swing through the overnight for a special all-improv set. Working with Rhys Chatham, William Parker and Hamid Drake, Burlington experimenter Greg Davis, and others, the band has constantly sought to push beyond boundaries. Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free, their third and newest album, points at the dream-suites and fourth-wall busting chaos of their live show, which hits the Bowery Ballroom on May 6th.


Petit Mal
Saturday, May 9th, 2009, 9pm - Midnight
on
Choking On Cufflinks with Michael Goodstein
Part of the Difficult Fun UK DIY art collective which also birthed Antifamily and Asja Auf Capri, Petit Mal are an overeducated synth pop duo. Their newest single "Crisis in the Credit System," calls to mind a bit of Young Marble Giants, a bit of Robert Wyatt's pop for Rough Trade, and a little bit of Yaz or early Adult if they were more interested in systemic risk rather than relationship drama. They'll also be playing live at the Issue Project Room on Tuesday May 6, 2009.


Chrome Cranks
Saturday, May 9th, 2009, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

After a twelve year hiatus, New York's legendary Chrome Cranks have reunited, and the Cherry Blossom Clinic has them! They'll be performing songs from their new greatest hits collection "The Murder of Time" (Bang Records). Tune in to hear their timeless blend of garagey punk-blues, and be sure to check them out at Santo's Party House on May 8th and Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn on May 15th.



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