Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Prince Paul
Thursday, September 20th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Without a doubt one of the greatest music producers in the last 20 years, Prince Paul changed the sound of hip-hop as well as the way it's listened to. His latest project is called "Baby Elephant" with Newkirk (long time collaborator) & Bernie Worrell. Clean your ear dust to hear what Paul & Newkirk play for the world.....


"Illegal Procedure"
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part # #304 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Jon Rauhouse
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Steel guitarist extraordinaire Jon Rauhouse, best known for his work backing Neko Case in the studio and on the road, puts the pedal to the metal at WFMU to put an end to Three Chord Monet's lazy hazy days of summer. Jon has been Bloodshot Records' secret weapon for years, playing on records by Case, Sally Timms, Kelly Hogan, and more. He is touring in support of his fourth solo album, "Steel Guitar Heart Attack".


Craig Zobel and Pat Healy
Monday, September 17th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian

Bruce Bennett joins Dorian and guests Craig Zobel and Pat Healy, director and star of the film "Great World of Sound".


Dobet Gnahore [Doh - BAY Nah - Haw - RAY]
Saturday, September 15th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Dobet Gnahore is an extremely talented young singer and dancer raised in an unusual interdisciplinary artists' colony in the Ivory Coast. After moving to France, she formed a band with her French husband / guitarist Colin LaRoche de Feline. On their new CD "Na Afriki (Cumbancha)", the band updates a sort of musical pan-Africanism that's unique to French-African artists. Before forming the band, Dobet and Colin used to perform as a duo, and they'll play a few songs today in that intimate format.


Ron Dante of the Archies
Saturday, September 15th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Ron Dante of The Archies who sang the #1 hit record of 1969 "Sugar Sugar." We'll find out about the scores of jingles, demos, and sessions he cut and his work as a producer of many of Barry Manilow's biggest hits AND his roll as the as the publisher of the Paris Review! We'll also get the scoop on recently deceased musicians when Rock & Roll obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Bob W. has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Nat Roe picks the platters
Saturday, September 15th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Felix Kubin
Thursday, September 13th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Sci-fi pop/noise maker, animator, experimental broadcaster and owner of Gagarin Records, Felix Kubin will be guest selecting the music for this week's show, choosing music that he loves, laughs, lives, and works to. Dazzle and bemuse yourself through a full hour of lunacy and expect an exclusive Felix Kubin mix too.


R. Stevie Moore and Haun Saussy
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
You know WFMU's own R. Stevie Moore but bet you didn't know that his father, Bob Moore, was a bassist on cuts by Elvis and Roy Orbison. It turns out that Haun's dad, the gifted pianist Tupper Saussy, collaborated with R. Stevie's pop on three jazz albums issued by Monument Records. Join us for strolls down memory lanes, jazz, foreign languages, noise, discussion, stories and songs. Chinese opera, concrete poetry, dubbing and transmutation of sound are on the agenda.


New Zealand-fest with Siltbreeze's Tom Lax
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Today it's three hours of New Zealand sounds, thanks to a collection of records owned by the fella who's imported more than a few of that country's stellar lights (Dead C, Alastair Galbraith, Pin Group included) into our consciousness via his Philadelphia-based Siltbreeze label. Today's show will be mostly bypassing the more familiar Flying Nun path in favor of lesser known terrain that leads through labels such as Onset/Offset, obscure one-offs such as the Portage & Nux Vomica as well as a smattering of lathe cuts. As an added bonus, Hamish Kilgour from the Clean/Mad Scene/Bailter Space/Great Unwashed fame will be visiting to tell some war stories of being smack dab in the middle of New Zealand punk/post-punk! Todays progam is sure to include all that is Clean & unclean. Tune in!


Ashford & Simpson
Monday, September 10th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian

Husband & wife performers and songwriting/production team Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, who wrote such hit songs as "Aint No Mountain High Enough", "You're All I Need To Get By", "Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand", and "I'm Every Woman" visit the show to discuss their career. They'll be performing at Feinstein's at the Regency from September 11th through the 29th.


Michael Holt
Monday, September 10th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Holt's name is no doubt familiar to Mommyheads fans. He has several albums under his belt since that much-beloved group split up, and since that time he's relocated to Toronto and released a solo album called "Windows". He drops by WFMU today to play some of his quirkily beautiful songs.


Transpacific Sound Paradise broadcasts from Barbes, Brooklyn!
Saturday, September 8th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Rob Weisberg and co-host Irene Trudel host an evening of live music from the popular Brooklyn nightspot, featuring performances from Chejere, Lucia Pulido, and Jose Conde y Ola Fresca.

Based in Mexico, Chejere mixes traditional Son Jarocho - the traditional style from Veracruz that most famously gave us La Bamba - with Latin rhythms and other contemporary elements.

One of the most charistmatic Latin American singers around, Lucia Pulido is known in New York for her brilliant interpretations of the traditional and popular vocal styles of Colombia.

Jose Conde y Ola Fresca are a wildly eclectic Cuban-rooted band, incorporating genres like son, changui, songo-funk, mambo, and timba as well as rock and soul in their sound.

Barbes is located at 376 9th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Their website is here.


Haunted George
Saturday, September 8th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Haunted George is a one-man band featuring Steve Pallow, formerly of garage punk kingpin acts like the Necessary Evils and the Beguiled. In the live setting, Steve is joined by Jimmy Hole from the Screws, and together they make completely sick, lo-fi, blues-tinged, fuzzed out country rock evoking the nightmares of a child grown up in this ugly Now. Think Hasil Adkins meets Michael Yonkers or Johnny Cash performing at Abu Ghraib instead of Folsom Prison. Madman Blues for these troubled times.


General Johnson
Saturday, September 8th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with show biz veteran General Johnson, the voice behind The Showmen's "It Will Stand" and The Chairmen Of The Board's "Give Me Just a Little More Time" - as well as the writer of #1 hits like Clarence Carter's "Patches" & The Honey Cones' "Want Ads." We'll also get the lowdown on recently deceased musicians when Rock & Roll obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Gaylord Fields has left in Michael's Mailbox!


The "Scientists and Experts" special!
Friday, September 7th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
All Scientists! All Experts! This edition of the program will feature Dr. Anna M. Bartlett, a real, live, prize-winning behavioral neurologist and neurorehabilitationist. She'll discuss her work on "spatial neglect" while Bronwyn C. makes snarky comments about levitation and the decline of the ginger gene! You might as well tune in.


SPECIAL: "2:40" Beer Tasting
Friday, September 7th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Join Scott and a haphazard panel of beer fans who shall drink beer, listen to music, and discuss. This week WFMU live music genius Bil Bowen supplies the suds.


"Sheikhs on a Plane and Other Scary Stories" + "Interview with Daniel Hopsicker"
Tuesday, September 4th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #607 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Jerry Alison
Saturday, September 1st, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Jerry Alison, drummer of The Crickets & co-writer of #1 hits like "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be The Day" about his inventive and influential style and his work with Buddy Holly, Roger Miller, The Everly Brothers, and more! We'll also get the lowdown on recently deceased musicians when Goldmine Magazine's obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Dan Bodah has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Brian Shimkovitz of Awesome Africa Tapes blog chooses the selections
Saturday, September 1st, 2007, 9am - 10am
on The Listener Hour


Jennifer Gentle AND 2:40 Beer Tasting!
Friday, August 31st, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Scott Williams's show

Italian psych-poppers Jennifer Gentle named themselves after a Syd Barrett song, started sipping Gong's tea, and have been one of Scott's favorites ever since. Friday, August 31st marks their 3rd visit to the show.

After Jennifer Gentle has torn the roof off our sucker, Scott and a haphazard panel of beer fans shall drink beer, listen to music, and discuss. This week Chad supplies the suds. We don't know what kind of beer he'll be bringing, but we'll all be bringing lots of fine beer stories!


The Underthings
Thursday, August 30th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Influenced in equal parts by Little Richard and Roddy McDowell, Brooklyn's newest hitmakers will rock it out like nobody's business in the FMU studios!


DJ Sonido Martines
Wednesday, August 29th, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
DJ Rupture welcomes Argentinian producer/DJ Sonido Martines, who will discuss las cumbias rebajadas and other unexpected mutations of cumbia in South America, as well as the contemporary electronic scene in Buenos Aires.


"Project Paperclip and AIDS"
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #606 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


To Live and Shave in L.A.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Yes, visit #3 in as many years from the gang, Brian must have some swell caterer. Coming right off recording a new album in Sonic Youth's Hoboken studio, the Shavers will pack it up, drive a mile down to FMU and unfurl their latest live antics. And based on the last two amazing WFMU sessions where they sounded like two distinctly different units, we can't help but wonder what they'll be up to this time. Past radio participants included Tom Smith, Andrew WK, Don Fleming, Rat Bastard, Mark Morgan, Ben Wolcott, Graham Moore, and Chris Grier; word has it we may be in for more surprise guests this time around. Tune in and find out.


Johnny Irion
Monday, August 27th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

The tunes on "Ex Tempore," the newest album from folk-ster Johnny Irion, spilled out of him in a burst of creativity last summer in rural Massachusetts. An equal burst of recording energy brought out this collection of piano balladry, Americana, chamber pop and folk-style fingerpicking, with the occasional blast of skronky rock to clear the air. Johnny's carrying on in the Guthrie family's great sense of balladry (he's married to Arlo's daughter Sarah Lee), and he brings it all to the WFMU studios with guitar in hand.


Stereo Total
Monday, August 27th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

International pop royalty visit WFMU! Stereo Total have been making addictively playful music together for 14 years, perfecting the two-minute song with infusions of disco, French pop, garage, punk, and vintage synthesizers. This Berlin duo veers between lyrics in English, German, French, Japanese, and Spanish, tied together with fun-loving boogie grooves. Beware, they're known to cause cavities even in the saltiest of characters.


Paul Elwood
Monday, August 27th, 2007, Midnight - 3am
on Woody's show

Paul Elwood is a composer and banjo player who fuses contemporary composition, old-time banjo, and noisy musique concrète into a vibrant melange. He holds the title of 1986 Kansas State Bluegrass Banjo Champion while having his works performed internationally by numerous symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles. Paul is in town from North Carolina for a number of performances at Eugene Chadbourne's Chadfest 2007 festival at the Stone. Tune in for a live set of twisted banjo performances.


Pseu Braun
Sunday, August 26th, 2007, 5pm - 7pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
For the previous three summers, WFMU DJ nonpareil Pseu Braun has interrupted her usual stellar programming to broadcast her special poptastic program Pseu's Thing With a Hook. While she has taken the current summer schedule off for reasons she is legally unable to disclose, she will be co-hosting a special one-off version of the program with Gaylord Fields. They not only promise to deliver the hookiest pop your sweet tooth can handle, they will also assault listeners with the infamous two-people-with-one-brain snappy patter that garnered them the first-ever Nobel Prize for Banter.


Roy Head
Saturday, August 25th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with the wild man, Swamp Pop legend, and inventor of the dance "The Gator" about his giant hit "Treat Her Right" (which was #2 for eight weeks!) and his long career - from Texas juke-joints to the top 40 and the many ups and downs that followed. We'll also get the scoop on recently deceased musicians when Goldmine Magazine's obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Laura Cantrell has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Pat Byrne behind the decks!
Saturday, August 25th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

SPECIAL: 2:40 Beer Tasting
Friday, August 24th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Thirty seven years ago, conceptual artist Tom Marioni installed a group of people drinking beer in a gallery and called it "The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends Is the Highest Form of Art", a now legendary social statement. This Friday, join Scott and his revolving panel of beer enthusiasts as they welcome the man who validates their whole scene as their guest and drinking buddy, then head out to the Elizabeth Dee Gallery for Marioni's revival of "The Act of Drinking Beer..."


Peter Agoston
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
The impresario's impresario Peter Agoston (aka Thanksgiving Brown) details life as a bedroom record executive, moonlighting hip-hop journalist, filmmaker, and photographer. As owner and creator of numerous boutique imprints, Agoston traverses the extended discography of his brands: Female Fun, Cult 45 Records, Riverside Drive and Culturama. A collector of many - the show itself will surely hold some rather interesting surprises & anecdotes.


Kelly Jones is Andy's co-host this evening
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy

The Death Set
Monday, August 20th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

From Baltimore by way of Australia, the Death Set spins through the WFMU studios with guitars, drum beats, and a sampler drizzled in sweat. Their spastic, happy, short punk tunes are laced with dance party energy, similar to other Baltimore illuminati Dan Deacon and OCDJ. Join Liz for a fun live session that will make you wish you forgot to take your ritalin. Check out the Death Set's new CD, "Rad Warehouses Bad Neighborhoods" on the Morphius label, and merrily launch yourself into a hyperglycemic fit


Listener James Tregaskis spins and grins!
Saturday, August 18th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Martin Atkins
Friday, August 17th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
If you're in a touring rock band and you insist on smoking weed - never do it while the band's tour bus is parked and don't smoke up in front of the bus, but rather, when it's moving and down the back and with the window wide open. This is just one of the many tidbits of helpful advice offered to touring musicians in the informative and illustrated new book Tour Smart by Martin Atkins. And as a drummer as well as an author, Atkins should know. He's been a member of such bands as Public Image Limited, Ministry, Killing Joke, and PIgface and has, as they say, seen it all. On Friday, August 17th he'll talk about his experiences, his new book, and a new show at Fuse Gallery documenting his 30 years in the music biz.


SPECIAL: 2:40 Beer Tasting
Friday, August 17th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Join Scott and a haphazard panel of beer fans as they drink beer, listen to music, and discuss. This week, a special visit from Shane, the brewmaster at Brooklyn's Six Points Craft Ales


SPECIAL: Thirty Years Without Elvis Tribute Show
Thursday, August 16th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Thirty years ago today, The King of Rock & Roll abdicated his porcelain throne. Elvis means a lot of things to a lot of people. To some, he's that Hillbilly Cat. To others, his existence is negotiable at best. To Dave the Spazz, Elvis is the guy who dressed up his pet monkey as a chauffeur, sat him down behind the wheel of his Cadillac while him and his pals steered the car from the backseat and drove around downtown Memphis flipping out the locals just for kicks. His non-monkey, musical side will be observed tonight for three hours.


Al Margolis
Wednesday, August 15th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on World of Echo with Dave Mandl

Al is proprietor of the experimental music label Pogus Productions, bassist in the Styrenes, and the brains behind the avant-garde outfit If, Bwana. He'll be previewing some upcoming Pogus releases and digging deeper than ever into his extensive archive of rare and obscure releases from the heyday of the international cassette network. (This show has been rescheduled from August 1).


"Interview with Dean McLeod and Peter Vogel about Port Chicago"
Tuesday, August 14th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #605 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Jerry Coyne and Avishai Cohen
Monday, August 13th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
University of Chicago Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution Jerry Coyne gives us the update of evolution and anti-evolution in the political sphere.

Then we turn to matters more musical as trumpeter Avishai Cohen visits to talk about his latest CD, "After the Big Rain".


Terry Adams of NRBQ visits with Bob tonight
Sunday, August 12th, 2007, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bob Brainen's show
Terry Adams returns to Bob Brainen's show for a special 3 hour expanded edition from 7-10 pm. Best known as a founder and the outrageous keyboardist of NRBQ, Terry's played and recorded with a lot of different artists over the years including members of Sun Ra's Arkestra, Carl Perkins, Thelonious Monk's band, Chuck Berry, Carla Bley, Joe Pesci, Skeeter Davis, Annie Ross, Bonnie Raitt, etc. etc. This appearance, "The 4th In The Trilogy," will include Terry co-DJ-ing and playing all kinds of music, chatting, reminiscing, and looking to the future. Also, he's consented to answering some questions, so please e-mail your inquiries to Bob. And don't forget, Terry will be interviewed on Michael Shelley's show on Sat. Aug. 11 as part of WFMU's Terry Adams Weekend Extravaganzo!


The Golden Boys
Saturday, August 11th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The Golden Boys play shrooms-n-coke fueled Psych-Country-Punk that summons comparisons to artists like the Gibson Brothers, Gun Club, Reigning Sound, Hasil Adkins, Neil Young, Roky Erickson, Doug Sahm, Gene Clark, Sky Saxon, and Lee Hazlewood (Lord rest his soul). Tune in for a snazzed out and tasty sample of their wares.


Terry Adams of NRBQ
Saturday, August 11th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Terry Adams - songwriter, Clavinet virtuoso and leader of NRBQ, the greatest band in the history of the world (besides The Beatles). We'll find out how the Louisville native formed the band in 1968 and what playing one night stands for almost 40 years will do to you. We'll also get the dirt on recently deceased musicians when Goldmine Magazine's obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Bill Mac has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Therese fills the air with beautiful sounds!
Saturday, August 11th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

SPECIAL: 2:40 Beer Tasting
Friday, August 10th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Join Scott and a haphazard panel of beer fans as they drink beer, listen to music, and discuss. This week, our afterparty flickr-master Jeff will bring the suds.


Heatwave
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture

Heatwave is one of London's finest bashment crews. Expect hot reggae & Caribbean sounds with a UK twist! Heatwave will also chat with Rupture about the latest developments in London bass culture, the concept behind their upcoming "England Story" compilation for Soul Jazz Records, and the evolutionary power of dancehall poptimism.

In addition to hosting a popular club night that mixes dancehall with MCs from London's hip-hop & grime scenes, Heatwave embellishes their sound with the Punchline remix label, and their Mas Fuego nights helped pioneer the Reggaeton sound over there.


"An Interview with John Buchanan"
Tuesday, August 7th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #481 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Burce Bennett
Monday, August 6th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian

Frequent cohost and New York Sun film critic Bruce Bennett visits to talk about the cinematic scene.


Hank Thompson
Saturday, August 4th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Country music legend Hank Thompson aka "The King of Western Swing" about his music, his career, his early days with The Brazos Valley Boys and his 1950s string of 21 songs that reached the Top 20 on the country charts! We'll also get the dirt on recently deceased musicians when Goldmine Magazine's obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Bethany Ryker has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Ashley Cleek
Saturday, August 4th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour
Listener Ashley spins her faves this week on the Listener Hour.


SPECIAL: 2:40 Beer Tasting
Friday, August 3rd, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Join Scott and a haphazard panel of beer fans as they drink beer, listen to music, and discuss. This week, one of WFMU's Mad Computer Gods, Doron, supplies the suds.


Orrin Keepnews
Monday, July 30th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
The legendary music producer who helped build the reputations of such giants as Thelonius Monk and Bill Evans spends an hour discussing his life and career.


David Garland
Monday, July 30th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Stepping away from the stripped down approach of his last work, David Garland populates his new disc, "Noise in You," with a stellar cast of musicians. His songs are sweetly embellished by folks like Sufjan Stevens, Mira Romanshuk of Mi & L'au, Viking Moses, and even family members Anne and Kenji Garland. David brings an ensemble to WFMU this time, featuring Kenji Garland (bass, etc.) and Justin Riddle of Rio en Medio (drums, etc.)


Domenic Priore
Sunday, July 29th, 2007, 5pm - 7pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

The dean of California pop culture will visit Gaylord's program to discuss his new book, Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood. This book details the mid-'60s Hollywood club scene that spawned the likes of the Buffalo Springfield, Love, the Doors, the Standells and many other groups both huge and obscure before burning out swiftly and permanently.


David Marks of the Beach Boys
Saturday, July 28th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with David Marks who joined The Beach Boys in 1962 at age 14, quit the band after their 4th album, then re-joined the band from 1997-99. We'll also get the lowdown on recently deceased musicians when Goldmine Magazine's obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Kenny G. has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Berlin Listener Andrew Horn
Saturday, July 28th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour
Listener Andrew will play 1989-92 recordings sourced from East German rock radio during the time of the Wall's demise.


SPECIAL: "2:40" Beer Tasting
Friday, July 27th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Join Scott and a haphazard panel of beer fans as they drink beer, listen to music, and discuss. This week, we'll find out what savory suds volunteers Therese Mahler and Colleen Kane have left in Scott's icebox!


Al Jardine of the Beach Boys
Thursday, July 26th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Spazz chats with Al Jardine who joined The Beach Boys in 1961 at age 19, quit the band after their first single, then re-joined the band from 1963-1998.


"Kicking Over the Traces Update"
Tuesday, July 24th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #604 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Victoria Gotti
Monday, July 23rd, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Victoria Gotti, wife of John Gotti Senior, talks about her art and life.


Phonograph
Monday, July 23rd, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Combining a stripped down alt-country sound with a tinge of psychedelia, Phongraph has been catching a lot of ears from their Brooklyn base. They call their sound a kind of "50's inspired folk and country".


Donne Roberts
Saturday, July 21st, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Guitarist and songwriter Donne Roberts has an unusual international background: Born in Madagascar, raised in Moscow, studied in Paris and now lives in Toronto. He was the first African to host a show on MTV Russia. And he participated in the African-Canadian project African Guitar Summit, and was the 2005 Juno Award winner for best World Music Album. His fine solo debut CD "Rhythm Was Born" was released in 2006. Donne's music is driven by his roots in Madagascar but plays on other influences as well from aboriginal Canadian, to rock and soul. He'll tell his story and we'll hear music from the CD.


Tyvek and Fucked Up perform on the Cherry Blossom Clinic today.
Saturday, July 21st, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
From Detroit, Tyvek play intense, fast punk rock along the lines of Wire, The Urinals, or 100 Flowers. They have an amazing full-length album coming out soon on the Whats Your Rupture label.

F*cked Up bring over-the-top sick heavy heavy hardcore punk that will slay you! Hear a tasty tease of these bands live on WFMU, and then go see them live and in the flesh later that evening at Southpaw.


Listener Sue Pieschalski spins the hits!
Saturday, July 21st, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

SPECIAL: "2:40" Beer Tasting
Friday, July 20th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Join Scott and a haphazard panel of beer fans as they drink beer, listen to music, and discuss. This week, Scott himself will supply the following suds: Sly Fox Saison Vos, Climax ESB, (outta Roselle Pk, NJ!), and another summery brew TBD!


Charlie Ahearn
Thursday, July 19th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Charlie Ahearn is one of the most respected people in the world of Hip-Hop, mainly for delivering the first movie to capture it all: 1983's "Wild Style". He also edited the book Yes Yes Y'All - An Oral History of Hip-Hop's First Decade which is a must for any true fan of the genre. His latest book, Wild Style: The Sampler provides an inside look at the making of the film, its release, and the reverberations it caused around the world. Tune in to hear a true legend talk about the film and spin some choice cuts!


The No Ordinary Monkey Crew
Thursday, July 19th, 2007, 2am - 6am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall Change welcomes the No Ordinary Monkey crew for this week's disco dementia boogie til you puke special. Phil and Anton have been throwing quality loft parties at forgotten Chinese restaurants near Wall Street, the East River Park (where they threw a old piano in the east river last summer), and at Love, the club with the best soundsystem in NYC. Serious disco collectors and have brought out underground folks from the UK like Quiet Village and the Voices crew.


Sonido Martines
Wednesday, July 18th, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
Today's show features a special Mudd Up! exclusive mix of cumbias rebajadas by Sonido Martines! He explains: es una seleccion muy variada de cumbia rebajadas de diferentes estilos, muchas clasicas y otras q he rebajado yo de algunos viejos vinilos colombianos. q lo disfrutes! (It's a varied selection of cumbias rebajas across several different styles, a lot of classic rebajadas and a few that i pitched-down myself from old Colombia records. Enjoy it!)

If you like what DJ Screw did to hiphop, then you need to check what the rebajadas do to cumbia? Same approach, only three decades earlier!!

Sonido is an Argentinean DJ specializing in urban styles and tropical music. In his mixes, Argentinean and Colombian Cumbia meet Vallenato and Chicha, Dub hits upon electronic music, and Hip Hop gets married to Latin American street rhythms.

Rupture will also be spinning exclusively Latin American tunes on the show. A few weeks from now, they'll have a live on-air chat so that Sonido can better explain what's going on in the world of cumbia these days.


"I Told You So Part III Update"
Tuesday, July 17th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #603 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Bone Sheriff / Absoluten Calfeutrail
Tuesday, July 17th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Some glorious destruction all the way from Australia this afternoon: Bone Sheriff are the duo of Rob Mayson of the Grey Daturas and Simon Taylor from Melbourne's sludge kings Whitehorse, joining forces to create a beautiful, dark wall of processed guitar and bass sound to get you through your workday afternoon. And for the annoying co-workers in the adjoining cubicle to where you're listening, we follow things up with some vicious skull-frying solo hatred from Mark Groves AKA Absoluten Calfeutrail. Don't miss!


Douglas A. Martin
Monday, July 16th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
The novelist discusses his work, including Outline of my Lover.


Stevie Jackson of Belle & Sebastian
Saturday, July 14th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Belle & Sebastian's Stevie Jackson about the Glasgow band's amazing music & unusual modus operandi. We'll also get the dirt on recently deceased musicians when Goldmine Magazine's obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Trouble has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Julia Factorial rules behind the decks!
Saturday, July 14th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

SPECIAL: "2:40" Beer Tasting
Friday, July 13th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Join Scott and a haphazard panel of beer fans as they drink beer, listen to music, and discuss. This week, we'll find out what savory suds bonafide British person Jason Slack has left in Scott's icebox!


Bastille Day festivities with guest Clermont Ferrand of Les Sans Culottes
Thursday, July 12th, 2007, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Clermont Ferrand is an early rising, bon vivant. Not only that, but he's also an early celebrator, and he will be doing both of these with Trouble on June 13th at 11:00 am, when the Bastille Day festivities crack open like a good bottle of Cote du Rhone.


Sasha Frere-Jones
Wednesday, July 11th, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on
Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture
The pop music critic for the New Yorker & former member of the band Ui [Pronounced: Ooo-eee] visits with DJ Rupture this evening. Sasha's gonna bring some special records for the airwaves, and will chat about music journalism in the era of MP3 blogs, the complex pleasures of rap music, and why he's been listening to all those old On U Sound LPs.


Never Healed
Wednesday, July 11th, 2007, 2am - 6am
on Tony Rettman's show

If the ABC No Rio crowd of the early 90's drank more whiskey, listened to more Motorhead, and had dirty sex more often, they might have ended up sounding like Oakland California's Never Healed. Their self titled debut 12" on the Parts Unknown label (original home of Pissed Jeans, Snake Apartment, etc.) is the audio equivalent of sticking your face into a blast furnace. With any luck, their live session on Old Man Rettman's show will make you a fan and singe an eyebrow or two.


Patton Oswalt
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on
The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling
The legendary comedian Patton Oswalt visits with Tom Scharpling on the Best Show on WFMU! The man behind The Comedians Of Comedy and the voice of the lead rat in "Ratatouille" will be on the air, taking calls, making funny jokes, and entertaining everyone! Get ready for a good old time!



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