Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Debo Band live set for Duane's 1st annual Martini Lunch party
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
The Duane Train
Duane and special guests Tummy Touch head honcho Tim Love Lee, Brooklyn DJ Tiffany Krunk Pony, and others join Duane as they revisit an ol' time-tested tradition of the Martini Lunch on air. They'll spin records, shake up some elixirs, and just generally have a gay old time. The Boston Based 10-piece Ethio-Ethno outfit Debo Band, also will swing by to play live. They have a killer debut album out now on Sub Pop that requires your immediate attention.

California X
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

This week we get a visit from California X hailing from Western Massachusetts. With a single out and a 12 inch on the way, we get a taste of a fresh as hell rock and roll band that I'm sure we are only going to keep hearing. Cali X play fuzzed out, crunchy guitar rock with super catchy riffs and vocals. They kind of sound like if Milk Music lived on the east coast and never played hacky sack, ever. Tune in for five tracks of excellent punk rock coming out of one of the coolest spots in America for true underground music.

Allison Williams
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Allison Williams is an oldtime musician, audio engineer, and hedgerow folklorist. She has hosted the Cumberland Trail radio show, on east Tennessee's WDVX, and DJed at the only lesbian bar in the Arkansas Ozarks, where she was fired for not playing enough Shania Twain.

Switchblades & Barclays!
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
Chris T. is joined by legendary author of all things Juvenile Delinquent, Harlan Ellison, whose new book "Pulling a Train" is out now from Kicks (the Norton Records imprint). And then the Angry Accountant is back for round 2 of our Libor discussion!

Caroline Gorman
Monday, July 16th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
Possessing a maturity and musicality that belies her age, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Caroline Gorman is quickly making a name for herself in the teenage indie music scene. She'll be stopping by to chat, play DJ, and perform songs from her debut album "Portrait Of A Picture Of A Person". Fans of Suzanne Vega, Aimee Mann, and Liz Phair - take notice.

DJ Premier
Monday, July 16th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interview with Producer DJ Premier (Brooklyn, NY)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Clare and the Reasons
Monday, July 16th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

After two endearing albums of sweet-voiced tunes, Brooklyn-based Clare and the Reasons uprooted to Berlin to inspire their next release. Inspiration came in the form of their 1968 Schwalbe moped model KR-51s, which Clare, Olivier and Bob used to motor throughout the city they called, "a blurred filmstrip of cobblestones, trees, and graffiti." Clare and the Reasons then went to the German village of Haldern-Rees to record the album, "KR-51." The resulting music is a lush pastiche of Olivier's Paris conservatory training with pop overtones, Bob's secret mastery of Yngwie Malmsteen’s guitar solos, Clare's vocal upbringing in the Muldaur family tinted by her love of Lotte Lenya and Kate Bush, and the ancient/modern culture of Berlin. Clare and the Reasons play live on Irene's show.

TWO bands- Lame Drivers/ Home Blitz
Saturday, July 14th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Last year, Jason Sigal's Lame Drivers released "Cruisin' Classics 2003-2010," a free Creative Commons mp3 sampler that was Terre's #1 self-release of 2011. Filled with hooks, Lame Drivers songs are like a mashup all the best rock elements, from punk and power-pop, to classic indie and international psych. With bassist Joe Posner and drummer Jeff Wood, Lame Drivers tour the coasts this summer to support their "Flexi-Starter, a flexi-disc series and debut LP.

Home Blitz surfaced in the mid-2000s as the home recording project of Daniel DiMaggio, a British scouser trapped in a latent New Jersey teenager’s body. Pretty much as lo-fi as you can get without the tape disintegrating, Home Blitz songs bristle with the sort of nervous energy that powered groups like the Feelies and Game Theory. When they power through it in the live setting (with guitarist Theresa Smith, bassist Jason Sigal and teenage drummer Henry Hynes in tow), they become the greatest band on the East Coast for that moment. The new Home Blitz 12" EP "Frozen Track" is out July 17th on Mexican Summer, followed by an East coast tour.

Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" Producer Ken Caillat
Saturday, July 14th, 2012, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with record producer Ken Caillat whose new book "Making Rumours" tells the full first hand story of what really went into recording Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" (endless partying, relationship dramas, creative struggles). The album took twelve months to finish, employed seven recording studios, cost nearly a million dollars and would go on have four top ten singles and win the Grammy for Best Album in 1977.

Miniature Minotaurs Third Friday the Thirteenth Special
Friday, July 13th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Miniature Minotaurs marks the third and final Friday the 13th of 2012 with a special remix call-out! Download the submissions from the previous MM Friday the 13th specials (Thelonious Monk and Jason Voorhees) and send your megamix to miniature.minotaurs [at] gmail [dot] com by July 10th to be a part of this epic and historic broadcast.

Chris Forsyth
Friday, July 13th, 2012, 9am - Noon
on The Long Rally with Scott McDowell

In the midst of a US tour to celebrate his new Northern-Spy release "Kenzo Deluxe," Chris Forsyth returns to WFMU to lace us with his idiosyncratic psychedelic guitar stylings. Chris plays within a long tradition of American/UK blues & folk guitarists and yet is restlessly searching for other planes of there. Tune in, drop out, etc. etc.

Jesse Jarnow, author of "Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock"
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Yo La Tengo are certainly no strangers to WFMU or WFMU listeners, but it's doubtful that even the most ardent fan is aware of all the historic details and decade-spanning connections uncovered in the fascinating new book Big Day Coming. Music writer and, yes, WFMU DJ Jesse Jarnow links the lengthy and at times meandering rise of YLT to such hallowed institutions as Maxwell's, New York Rocker, Matador Records and many more; tune in on Wednesday night, July 11th, as Jesse and EFD discuss the book and play music from YLT and others!

Tunde Adebimpe
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
on Lamin

Tunde Adebimpe is a musician, actor, and visual artist (best known as lead singer of TV on the Radio). He'll be stopping by Lamin's show to play records and maybe talk about musical influences, music technology, current projects, inspirations, etc.

Vela Phelan
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Vela is an active member of the New England performance/art community both through the MEME gallery, as a member of the noise/performance group GangClanMafia and as a solo installation artist and performer. He creates energy from objects, sounds and actions while blending subconscious with spirit and allowing the unknown to present itself. He'll cohost with Jesse as they broadcast live from Roxbury, MA for two hours of song trading.

Angry Accountant Howie Seligman
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
The Angry Accountant Howie Seligman returns to Aerial View to talk Money & Happiness, LIBOR & scandal and more!

Theme for an Imaginary Nachum Segal Fill-in
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Three hours of Israeli psych, prog, and experimental music.

John Lurie
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012, 9am - Noon
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
The fabulous John Lurie will visit This is the Modern World with Trouble, 9am-noon. John Lurie, the musician: leader of the Lounge Lizards. John Lurie, the actor: 'Stranger than Paradise', 'Down by Law', 'Fishing with John'. John Lurie, the artist. But most importantly John Lurie: the fabulous Guest. This is his second visit out to WFMU and he is a great interview, do not miss this!

Bombay Rickey
Monday, July 9th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Airborne Event is delighted to host Bombay Rickey at the WFMU studios. What began as an idea for an Yma Sumac cover band morphed into the cumbia-surf-guitar-spaghetti-western soundtrack to a Bollywood noir film from the 1960s that never existed. A few Yma Sumac and other covers speckle a repertoire mostly composed by singer/accordionist Kamala Sankaram [pronounced SHANkar-um], guitarist Drew Fleming, reeds player Jeff Hudgins, bassist Gil Smuskowitz, and percussionist Timothy Quigley. You can see Bombay Rickey at Barbès on Thursday July 5th and Branded Saloon on Friday July 13th, and in between you can catch them on Airborne Event. Too much Bombay Rickey is not possible!

Richard Wolff
Monday, July 9th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
A cross between Syd Barrett & Harry Potter, Richard Wolff is a young singer-songwriter whose words and music do not belong to any existing genre. He'll be stopping by to play live, talk about music, and explain to us the mysteries of scorpions & giant spiders.

Roger Allen: All Cassette Show
Monday, July 9th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Roger Allen brings in a pile of cassettes for Nardwuar to play! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Guitarist Matt Munisteri
Monday, July 9th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Noted ace guitarist, singer, and songwriter Matt Munisteri has been described as having a "Pre-War Heart" when it comes to musical passions. Matt has played with a lot of current jazz notables, like violinist Mark O'Connor, Steven Bernstein, "Little" Jimmy Scott, Geoff Muldaur and bandleader/arranger Vince Giordano, who did the music for "Boardwalk Empire." But latest passion goes back to the 1920's with pianist/arranger Willard Robison, whose music Munisteri brings to life on his latest CD "“Still Runninʼ ʻRound in The Wilderness.” Matt Munisteri plays live and talks about the importance of Willard Robison's music.

Belle & Sebastian's Stevie Jackson AND The English Beat's Dave Wakeling AND film maker Stan Warnow!
Saturday, July 7th, 2012, 11am - 1pm
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Belle & Sebastian's Stevie Jackson about his brand new debut new solo album "(I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson" AND Michael talks to The English Beat's Dave Wakeling about the band’s new retrospective box set and current tour. Michael also chats with film maker Stan Warnow, about his new documentary film ‘Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott’, which is opening in NY on July 13th at the QUAD CINEMA.

Meg Baird
Saturday, July 7th, 2012, 6am - 9am
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Singer-songwriter Meg Baird is a member of the band Espers and also half of the Baird Sisters with sister Laura. Meg has released two gorgeous solo LPs, "Dear Companion", and "Seasons on Earth". As a singer, she will call to mind some of the greats of both the American and UK folk tradition. As a guitarist, she is quiet yet dazzling. She moves effortlessly between her own poetic songs and covers, making them indelibly hers. We were treated to five songs from her two solo albums on a recent trip to the WFMU studios, and spent time chatting as well. Vinyl hounds note that the Baird Sisters have a new release on the Grapefruit label.

Mike Viola
Friday, July 6th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook

The 'Hook welcomes back Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter Mike Viola for a special live acoustic session. His unstoppable schedule this past year has included touring Europe and the U.S., and releasing 2 albums while continuing to write music for film and television such as the new ABC Family series "Bunheads" and NBC's "The Voice". His association with WFMU recently yielded a cover of Andrew Gold's "Lonely Boy" for Michael Shelley's amazing marathon compilation of covers, and his last electric appearance on Pseu's program became an instant classic available on the Free Music Archive.

Disco Indepen-dance Party!
Wednesday, July 4th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to dance up a storm, tune in to the 4th sort-of-annual EFD Disco Dance Party! You'll hear old-school classics along with some lost gems you'll wish you'd heard 30 years ago! Watch the fireworks reflect off your mirror ball while you celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of the perfect beat starting at 9pm on the 4th of July!

Casanovas in Heat
Wednesday, July 4th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

Casanovas in Heat from Boston, MA sound like if you were in the 8th grade and wanted to start a really catchy and upbeat punk band because you were listening to everything on early '90s Epitaph, and then you were in your early 20's and actually did start that band. Members of Boston powerhouses Male Nurses, Subclinix, and probably a bunch of others. They have been compared to The Replacements, which does hold some water. Their demo tape is fantastic and they have an upcoming EP on Deranged Records. Tune in for the great jams, stay for the Dorchester accents.

The Old Codger fills in for Mac
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
Since he last appeared on WFMU, the Old Codger has had five additional mid-life crises. But he's weathered the storms to emerge as crusty and cranky as ever. The Codger fills in for Mac's Antique Phonograph Hour on Tuesday, July 3, from 8-9pm (Eastern). With his usual delicate touch, he will be playing 78 rpm records like they're goin' outta style.

The Union Square Round Table
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
At irregular intervals, The Union Square Round Table puts on a show that is mostly comedy. They say "We reserve the right to claim that not everything we do is comedy so that we have an 'out.'"

Tim Kreider
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Aerial View
Chris T. is back with a new Aerial View featuring an interview with Tim Kreider ("We Learn Nothing") about his New York Times Sunday Review piece "The Busy Trap". Are you too busy to listen?

The Sights
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Get ready for some pre Fourth of July fireworks as the rock and soul explosion known as the Sights blasts back to WFMU! On tour now with Tenacious D!

The Luddites
Monday, July 2nd, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
Mixing jazz, latin, modern classical, and avant-prog, The Luddites are an octet that is rapidly and radically redeveloping the shape of teenage music as we know it. They'll be stopping by to play live, talk about music, and prove to that jazz is not dead, nor does it smell funny.

Sharon Van Etten & Lemmy of Motorhead
Monday, July 2nd, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Sharon Van Etten (New Jersey) and Lemmy of Motorhead (London, UK)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Choban Elektrik
Saturday, June 30th, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Vintage-keyboard-driven Balkan-inspired instrumental power trio Choban Elektrik hits the Studio B radio stage playing tunes from its new self-titled debut cd and lots more. The combo, whose name means "the Electric Shepherds", hopes the positive vibes of our magical studio will grant them the good luck they'll need for their next club gig - Friday the 13th at Freddy's in Brooklyn's South Slope.

The Electric Mess
Saturday, June 30th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The Cherry Blossom Clinic is so excited to welcome The Electric Mess to the WFMU airwaves on June 30th! This Brooklyn band - fronted by the enigmatic and captivating Chip Fontaine - is a garage rock powerhouse, combining the sneer of the Yardbirds and early Stones with the Farfisa-driven punch of the Seeds. Their amazing second album "Falling Off the Face of the Earth" (Groovie records) is out now, but whether you're a super fan or a first-timer, be sure to check out The Electric Mess on the Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T on June 30th!

Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman of Weird NJ
Friday, June 29th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Now celebrating their 20th year the folks at Weird NJ magazine are presenting a mixed media, gallery show opening at Maxwell's in Hoboken on July 9 that, among other things, will feature a live graffiti installation plus interpretive readings by X Ray Burns and Wheeler Antabanez of letters to the editor from "the insane, criminals, conspiracy theorists, religious kooks, the incarcerated" - ones that "will never" be published. In advance of that Maxwell's event the two Weird NJ publishers Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman, along with Wheeler Antabanez and WFMU's own X.Ray Burns will join Billy Jam on the air when they stop by "Put The Needle On The Record" on Friday, June 29th at 7pm on WFMU.

Julie Christmas
Thursday, June 28th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Julie Christmas, vocalist for Made Out of Babies and Battle of Mice will be the guest DJ for the Peer Pressure segment of Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine this Thursday, June 28th! She will be live and listeners can ask her questions in real time on the interactive playlist. She has one of the most intense voices in heavy music and we will surely hear tracks from her solo record: "The Bad Wife" as well. Julie will be on at 1pm, Diane's show starts at NOON! Tune IN!

Yamulkah & Stripper Night at the UCB Theater with Ken and Andy
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Next Wednesday, June 27th is Yamulkah & Stripper Night at NYC's UCB Theater as Ken & Andy return to the stage from 6-7pm for another live episode of Seven Second Delay. The first 50 people to the show that night will get their very own Seven Second Delay Yamulkah, emblazoned with the beloved slogan "אוהב את השידור" (Love the Show). Joining Ken and Andy will be stripper & writer Sarah Tressler, author of Diary of an Angry Stripper, George Carlin sibling/collaborator Patrick Carlin, Hypnotist Steve Marino, and musical guests The Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co! The UCB Theatre is at 307 West 26th St in NYC, near 8th Avenue. Admission is $5.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
The Duane Train
NYC based band Ex-Cops will be doing a live set on Duane's show. The Brainchild of Brian Anthony Harding and Amelie Braun, this 5-piece band creates an intoxicating blend of the hazy psychedelic dream pop, that combines the best elements of Flying Nun-styled jangle, the dark lucidity of Love, and a heaping helping of dirty lo-fi shimmer. They have a single out on Other Music Recording Co. right now and a full length coming late fall.

Rational Animals
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012, 3am - 6am
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

We get a visit from Rational Animals of Rochester NY (and Brooklyn College), grooving out an extended punk rock and roll onslaught in the WFMU studios. They might be sick of the comparison, but its hard not to notice the My War era Black Flag worship pumping through their Genny Original soaked fingers. Rocking. Noodling. Driving. Cross Eyed Delight. Don't even bother running a vegan straight edge show space and trying to ban Rational Animals from performing because they sprayed a can of beer all over your apartment, because you will like them so much that you change your mind and have them back over and over again. And put out their records on Katorga Works. Yeah! Woo! Yeaaaah! Get into it.

Isabella Koen
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
on Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Isabella is a racecar driver, bicycle mechanic and musical selectress who produces the monthly mixcloud cast Permanent Waves and hosts a monthly record-listening party in Jamaica Plain. She'll cohost with Jesse as we broadcast live from Jamaica Plain, MA for two hours of song-trading.

Sportsy Talk (Bronwyn fills in for Chris T Tonight)
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.
Bronwyn C. fills in again for Chris T.'s Aerial View with a full hour of call-in sports talk* radio. All The Sports! The Full Gamut! Baseball! Football! The Other Kind of Football! Basketball! Boxing! Pedophilia! Knitting! Death! It's all so very sportsy, this week on Aerial View.

Black Dice
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

From their early days of post-hardcore, barstool-throwing shenanigans to today's forays into introspective, psychedelic junkyard dub, the NYC-based Black Dice has made quite a name for themselves as large scale explorers of electronic alchemy. Their latest release Mr. Impossible finds them more at ease than ever in condensing a wide array of strange sounds into a compressed grid of structured compositions, still leaving room to bug out into expansive brain-frying jams. Their visit to Brian's show today is their first ever to WFMU, don't miss!

Figures Of Light
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Three Chord Monte becomes Two Chord Monte for a day as the legendary Figures of Light, purveyors of the legendary "It's Lame" single from 1970, take over the airwaves for an interview, breaking down their pioneering days as New Jersey's answer to the Stooges and VU and updating us on the re-release of their 2011 Mick Collins-produced classic "Drop Dead!"

Melissa F. Clarke
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, Midnight - 3am
Nat Roe
With her recent installation project Untitled Antartica, Clarke reconnected seismic data collected from beneath Antarctic glaciers with its organic source. Using sound, video projection, wood, and glass sculpture, Clarke creates immersive neolandscapes giving physical form to the information collected about the giant landmass and the terrain beneath the seas surrounding it. On Nat Roe's program, Clarke will perform some music and discuss her recently funded Kickstarter, which will send her to work in the arctic.

Carter Thornton on Airborne Event, live from the Castello Plan
Monday, June 25th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Airborne Event
Airborne Event will return for another live broadcast from Ditmas Park's Castello Plan restaurant on June 25th, featuring solo guitar atmospheres from versatile musician Carter Thornton and one other guest still to be confirmed. Listen on WFMU or join us live at Castello Plan, 1213 Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn by the Cortelyou Road Q train stop.

Monday, June 25th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
Combining elements of emo, prog, and classic rock, Brooklyn-based rock quartet Jacobins have been making waves in the teenage indie scene for the last few years. They'll be popping by to play some tunes, chit chat about music, and prove to all that you're never too young to be an old soul.

Metta Word Peace & The War on Drugs
Monday, June 25th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Metta Word Peace (Queensbridge, NY) and The War on Drugs (Philadelphia, PA)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo! founder Brewster Kahle (Radio Free Culture fills in for Too Much Information)
Monday, June 25th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Radio Free Culture
"Radio Free Culture" is a brand new monthly program that will explore the complex issues of Digital Culture. The program will air 6pm - 7pm on the last Monday of every month.

Tune in this Monday for the debut episode - Station Manager Ken Freedman speaks with founder Brewster Kahle about his mission to copy and archive every piece of information on the planet.

Gentleman Jesse
Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T is so excited to welcome Gentleman Jesse back to the Cherry Blossom Clinic on Saturday, June 23. Gentleman Jesse is a power-pop dynamo, each of his songs packed with blazing power chords and unforgettable hooks. His latest album "Leaving Atlanta" (Douchemaster) is a masterpiece of modern heartache and has been getting the best reviews of his career. So whether you're a longtime fan of Gentleman Jesse or a lover of flawlessly constructed power pop, be sure to catch Gentleman Jesse and the Men on the Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T on June 23!

Nancy Comics Expert Mark Newgarden
Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Mark Newgarden about the ambitious new series of books from Fantagraphics that are re-printing every single daily strip of Ernie Bushmiller's classic Nancy comics in volumes covering three years - and about Mark's forthcoming book "How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels."

Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters
Friday, June 22nd, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In a rare East Coast appearance DJ Cue and Eddie Def of San Francisco's pioneering turntablist crew The Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters, who produced & released the very first DJ battle record two decades ago, will stop by WFMU for a live studio set. They will be in town for performances at the Tools of War produced True School Park Jam the day before and the NYC DMC battle the following day. Also in the studio and on the turntables will be DJ ALF as well as some other special surprise DJs. All happening live on "Put The Needle On The Record" with Billy Jam on Friday, June 22nd at 7pm on WFMU.

Shaved Women
Friday, June 22nd, 2012, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

St. Louis' Shaved Women are a fierce, true-of-heart American punk rock band. Their combination of pounding bottom end, slathered with inventive, sometimes angular guitar lines, and always-personal-never-business vocals set on top, is immediately grabbing. Your attention gets got. Reminiscent of early Black Flag and Circle Jerks in the best of ways. They're right in line with a great new generation of punk-rock bands that started somewhere around Cursed, and continues with The Ropes/Repos, Drunkdriver, Vile Gash, and so many others. Shaved Women are at the top of their class with those bands I mentioned, and their record is an instant mini-classic, first issued on vinyl by Rotted Tooth Recordings, now reissued on CD by Ektro, with bonus live material recorded at the St. Louis Apop store. Howabout that, supporting local talent!? WFMU's My Castle of Quiet is thrilled to catch Shaved Women on tour through our area, playing Brooklyn's Death By Audio on June 14, and Sixteen's in Philly the night of the 15th, right after recording a live set with us.

Filmmaker Drew Stone on Peer Pressure
Thursday, June 21st, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Filmmaker Drew Stone is celebrating the release of ALL AGES- The Boston Hardcore Film that he directed, with it's NY debut late in June. Drew is also the vocalist for New York Hardcore band Antidote. He will steer the Peer Pressure segment of Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine with his take on film, music and what they've both contributed to him while emerged as a filmmaker and singer. The Peer Pressure segment runs from 1-2:30pm.

Will C.
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on The Duane Train

Somerville-based Hip Hop producer Will C. is paying a surprise visit to Duane's show. In the tradition of Dangermouse's "Grey Album" and Bullion's "Pet sounds: songs in the key of Dee", the 24-year-old Will C, has created "Adieu or Die" a Sampladelic instrumental Beach Boys hip hop tribute album.The 20 tracks on "Adieu or Die" are as much an ode to the Beach Boys' musical genius as it is to their melodies, which Will C. cleverly reinterprets and masks below layers of his own creation. Instead of front-loading tracks with samples from the familiar hits, Will C. digs in, taking less recognizable melodic themes -- only the bass line from "Good Vibrations," for example -- to leave a core on which he builds a unique reinterpretation. In doing so, he builds a bridge between modern, electronically produced music and the recording styles of a generation ago. The album is almost a monument to the Wilson brothers' process, in particular Brian. There's a 38-page booklet of liner notes included with the album and you can get it for free download on Will C's website.

Ricardo DeLima
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ricardo De Lima is a Colombo-Venezuelan visual artist, hacker, DJ, & resident agitator at Spectacle in Boston. He'll be cohost with Jesse as we broadcast live from Spectacle in Jamaica Plain, MA for two hours of song-swapping.

Sportsy Talk -- Bronwyn fills in for Chris T Tonight
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Pig Talk with Bronwyn C.
This Tuesday, 6PM, Bronwyn C. fills in for Chris T.'s Aerial View with a full hour of call-in sports talk* radio. The Olympics! Lance Armstrong! Those two Australian swimmers in the gun store! Call in and get sportsy with the Iowa Firecracker, on Aerial View. (*and also probably some News of the Dead, and maybe Health Watch.)

Michael Chapman
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner

Join Brian today as he welcomes one of the true elder statesmen of British folk guitar and songcraft, easily on the same tier as musical cousins Roy Harper, John Martyn and Bert Jansch though stylistically more in tune with Harper's psychedelicized leanings. Chapman visits the USA on the heels of a flurry of releases; he's recently had output on Ecstatic Peace and some excellent reissues of his Harvest label material via Light in the Attic. Tompkins Square Records also has releaed a 2CD anthology and a brand new tribute disc called "Oh Michael, Look What You've Done", featuring Chapman's songs reworked by Lucinda Williams, Meg Baird, Bridget St. John and more. He plays Zebulon on June 18th, and Union Pool in Brooklyn on June 22nd.

Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Live Concerts and Demos from Beyond the Beyond
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Join Tony for three hours of French underground rock -- the francophone version of krautrock, perhaps? With unreleased live recordings from Wapassou and from four offshoots of Etron Fou Leloublan -- Art Moulu, Bruniferd, Octavo, and Ferdinand et les Philosophes -- plus demos from two ex-members of the band Pataphonie.

Jack Skuller
Monday, June 18th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
Minor Music with Jesse Krakow
Crooner, teen heartthrob, axeman, native New Yorker, these are just some of the words that have been used to describe Jack Skuller. An extraordinarily accomplished singer-songwriter & stage performer, he'll be stopping by to play some tunes, spin some others, and prove to all that you are never too young to be too debonair.

Willis Earl Beal & M83
Monday, June 18th, 2012, 7pm - 8pm
Nardwuar The Human Serviette Show
Interviews with Willis Earl Beal (Chicago, IL) and M83 (Antibes, FR)! Doot doola doot doo... doot doo!

Msafiri Zawose and Kabbalah
Saturday, June 16th, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Bands on the run - a far-flung twin bill of pre-gig sessions: First, Tanzanian virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Msafiri Zawose stops by on his way to play Barbes in Brooklyn later tonight, June 16th, part of his three month US tour. He'll introduce us to the fascinating Gogo musical traditions he learned from his late great father, Hukwe Zawose. Later, the sharp-edged and hyper-eclectic French outfit Kabbalah reflects the cultural mix of its hometown Marseille, blending East European, Middle Eastern and African influences with rock, klezmer and lots more. Kabbalah heads off to play at Mehanata in the Lower East Side right after the radio show - and wraps up its own big tour bright and early on Sunday morning, playing the City Winery Klezmer Brunch.

King Tuff
Saturday, June 16th, 2012, 3pm - 6pm
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Vermont's King Tuff are led by Kyle Thomas, former frontman for stoner-rock legends Witch, but this time out things are more lo-fi garagey, bringing to mind the best of Ty Segall or Jay Reatard. King Tuff are on a nationwide tour to celebrate their new self-titled album (Sub Pop) See ‘em Jun 14 Maxwells, Hoboken, NJ ! King Tuff’s new LP will definitely make a lot of Top 10 Best Of lists at the end of 2012!

Dr. Filth's show
Friday, June 15th, 2012, 3pm - 5pm (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)

Suishou No Fune
Friday, June 15th, 2012, 9am - Noon
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
All the way from Japan, Suishou No Fune bring their hazy free psych to WFMU in the midst of a US tour. Laced with unhinged Tokyo Flashback-isms, Suishou No Fune's spare, transformational, spiritually heavy music is sure to bring the extra claustrophobic humidity to the sweet New Jersey summer. Or should I say bummer.

Steve Wynn guest DJ's on Peer Pressure
Thursday, June 14th, 2012, Noon - 3pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Steve Wynn guest DJs on the PEER PRESSURE segment of Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine from 1-2:30. From the Dream Syndicate to the Baseball Project and the Miracle Three, music has taken Steve all over the globe, with far reaching experiences to match. Listeners will be able to ask Steve questions via the live accuplaylist, and he'll be in charge of the music for that portion of the program!!

Hatch's show
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight

First Ever Re-run of the Famous Seven Second Delay Drunk Show
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Seven Second Delay airs a very special re-run tonight. For the first time ever, we will re-broadcast the famous Ken Gets Drunk show, recorded at the UCB Theater on December 2, 2009. You'll roar as Ken nearly dies of alcohol poisoning as Andy struggles in his underwear to talk to a witch, Tony Shaloub, the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle, author A.J. Jacobs and two broadway understudies.

Ryan Davies
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Ryan is a musician, music producer and DJ originally from Wales, based now in Boston, MA. He has the voice, we'll broadcast live from his music studio in Jamaica Plain, MA for two hours of trading songs.

Rafael fills in for TBA
Tuesday, June 12th, 2012, 3am - 6am
Side Show with Cruciferous Green

Monday, June 11th, 2012, 8pm - 9pm
on Minor Music with Jesse Krakow

Fronted by dynamic duo Rachel Trachtenburg & Julia Cumming, Supercute! are a teenage pop band from Brooklyn who take ABBA and The Shaggs and throw them together in a multi-colored crock pot. Check out their live performance on the debut episode of "Minor Music", where musicians 18 and under have their say.

Michele Fills in for Too Much Information Tonight
Monday, June 11th, 2012, 6pm - 7pm

Monday, June 11th, 2012, 3pm - 3:01pm
Jim Price's show
"Time hangs heavy on the vine/Let's make crime," Buck Williams (pronounced WILL-YUMS) sings in the sensual verse in Potterhouse's debut album from 1981. Buck has been tending his own musical vineyard for many years but has now reformed the 80's influenced Band and will play live on the Jim Price Show to promote their new album, entitled, "Palms Up".

The Suzan
Sunday, June 10th, 2012, 6am - 9am
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keilidh
Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, The Suzan are causing the most colorful, adorable riot Brooklyn's ever seen or heard. Tune in to Beastin' the Airwaves! for a cute-splosion of shiny pop with a jungle beat, harmonic backup chants, and even some bird sound effects thrown in here and there!

Philip Sanderson
Saturday, June 9th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
Daniel Blumin's show
In 1980, Philip Sanderson (of the wonderful UK DIY underground experimentalists Storm Bugs and the Snatch Tapes label) released the outerdimensional Reprint cassette as Claire Thomas & Susan Vezey. 32 years later Philip returns to some of the ideas and techniques used on Reprint with a session of exclusive new tracks created with an analogue sequencer, synthesizer and 2-3 second delay unit, proving yet again that space is the place!

Keep an eye out for Philip's Hollow Gravity LP on Puer Gravy, check out this site for more details on the session, and drop by the comments page to chat with Philip live! Don't miss!

Mitra Sumara
Saturday, June 9th, 2012, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Like Ethiopia, Iran had a vibrant popular music scene in the 60s and 70s that was snuffed out by political and social upheaval. The band Mitra Sumara revisits the sounds of pre-revolutionary Iran - blending Iranian traditional melody and rhythm with with rock, soul, pop, and more. Mitra Sumara may look to the past, but the band is also a player in the very of-the-moment funky-big-band movement in NY: Hot on the heels of tonight's NJ radio debut, the 9-piece juggernaut joins scene-mates CSC Funk Band and People's Champs for a big show - June 10th at Brooklyn Bowl.

Friday, June 8th, 2012, 9am - Noon
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Long Rally vets Mary Halvorson (guitar) and Tomas Fujiwara (pronounced TOME-UH; drums) return to WFMU along with bassist Michael Formanek (Tim Berne's Bloodcount) for the radio debut of their new collective trio, Thumbscrew. Expect a batch of new tunes composed by some of the best jazz/improv/whatever players around. Sparks will fly.

OBN IIIs + Dan Epstein
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012, 9pm - Midnight
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Austin's OBN IIIs were put together by Orville Bateman Neeley III in early 2011, mainly to fill some open slots at Beerland, the Austin club where Neeley runs sound. The response was so overwhelming that a couple of singles and a full-length LP soon followed, and now OBN IIIs are out on their first US tour. This is '70s-influenced garage-punk at its finest (that's right, '70s-influenced), so don't miss this live set! And see OBN IIIs live at Cake Shop on Friday, June 1, and at Don Pedro's on Saturday, June 2! Complete tour dates are here.

ALSO: DAN EPSTEIN, author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass -- the acclaimed history of baseball in the 1970s -- will be making a return appearance to the show! He'll fill us in on his new rockers vs. baseball column High And Tight as well as the upcoming paperback release of Big Hair.... In honor of the paperback release Dan will be doing a reading and book-signing on Tuesday June 12 at Manitoba's - be sure to stop by! And don't miss this jam-packed edition of The Evan "Funk" Davies show Wednedsay night, June 6, at 9pm!

Javier Rodríguez
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012, 7pm - 9pm
Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Javier J. Rodríguez is a musician, amateur-ethnomusicologist and organologist from Puerto Rico who now lives in Boston via NYC. He is also a DJ/promoter of vintage Latin American and Caribbean music by the name El Cuchy Frito Man. He'll cohost with Jesse as we broadcast live from Jamaica Plain, MA for two hours of song and live music trading.

McHuge is filling in for Keili this morning
Sunday, June 3rd, 2012, 6am - 9am
McHuge Castanets

WFMU broadcasts live from the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, 3pm - Midnight
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
For a fourth year, WFMU returns to Barcelona, Spain to bring you the fullest coverage from anyone from the Primavera Sound festival! Tune in Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd from 3pm to Midnight ET and hear some hefty blocks of programming from assorted performing WFMU musical faves, with play by play from Liz Berg, Brian Turner, Scott Williams, Jason Sigal, and Scott Konzelmann. Schedule and full broadcast lineup TBA, but so far we'll be broadcasting Marianne Faithfull, Michael Gira, The Pop Group, Demdike Stare, Mudhoney, Thee Oh Sees, Ice Age, The Melvins, The Chameleons, Dirty Beaches, Codeine, Off!, Liturgy, Neon Indian, Olivia Tremor Control and more. Stay tuned, but check out the roster here! Past WFMU broadcasts have brought you sets from Swans, Glenn Branca, Diplo, No Joy, Oneohtrix Point Never, Pavement, Grinderman, Sunn o))), Ariel Pink, The Clean, Van Dyke Parks, Wire, Mission of Burma and dozens more! You can check those sets out on our Live Specials archive at, and some past Prima sets are even downloadable on the Free Music Archive. Don't miss this special live WFMU event!

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