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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 Andy and Ken

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!


"The Plot to Seize the White House--Interview with Jules Archer"
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #602 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Matt Shulman
Monday, July 9th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
The innovative trumpeter and vocalist visits to talk about his music and the unique system he developed.


Guest DJs Claire Frisbie and Nuria Net
Saturday, July 7th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Claire Frisbie and Nuria Net of the NYC Latin alternative music blog NYRemezcla / NYCMosaico guest DJs this evening's edition of Transpacific Sound Paradise. Claire will help preview the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference that returns to NYC on July 10th through the 14th. The Conference brings in lots of great bands for concerts and showcases and we'll hear music from many of them as well as other major players in the booming alt.Latin world.


Brenda Lee
Saturday, July 7th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with music legend Brenda Lee about her 50+ year career in show business which started at the age eleven. We'll also get the skinny on recently deceased musicians when Goldmine Magazine's obituary writer Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Glen Jones has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Stu Rutherford on the one and two
Saturday, July 7th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Bob fills in for Scott, but carries on with the "2:40" beer tasting!
Friday, July 6th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Bob W.'s show
Bob W tackles the 2:40 Beer tasting segment with a focus on beer cocktails -- blending different beers together and adding non-traditional ingredients to beer. Today we'll try:

The traditional (Berliner weiss beer with woodruff and raspberry).

The neuvo-gourmet (blending various high-end beers together).

The trailer park variety (ever had a Ballengina or a Man-mosa)?


Ron Morelli of Reagan Disco Headache
Thursday, July 5th, 2007, 2am - 6am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Attention all disco-philes. $mall Change introduces a new segment to compliment your mid-week cracked out late nights... Disco Dementia from 3am-4am. Every week he'll round up NYC DJs with after hours sleaze to get your game on. From baleric smoothness to pounding acid, we will give you what you need. We kick things off 4th of July style with Ron Morelli of Reagan Disco Headache fame. Recently back from a stint in Philly, Ron is one of Small Change's favorite selectors in NYC for that jackin' Detroit/Chicago sounds.


"You Gotta be Kiddin': 9/11 Update"
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #601 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Rasputina
Monday, July 2nd, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Culling subjects from current world events, and finding them stranger than anything the past could conjure, Rasputina frontperson Melora Creager penned the ensemble's 6th disc, "Oh Perilous World", which has just been released on their own Filthy Bonnet Records. Rasputina employs elaborate costuming during performances, partly in response to the fact that cellists sit to play. Melora, along with percussionist Jonathon Tebeest and second cellist Sara Bowman bring their theatrical music to WFMU's performance studio.


Jasmine Dellal, Director of "Gypsy Caravan"
Saturday, June 30th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

"Gypsy Caravan" (screening at Village East Cinemas and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas) documents the World Music Insitute-produced Romani (gypsy) music mega-tour of 2002. Shot in part by music-doc legend Albert Maysles, the film intercuts concert and tour footage with segments shot back in the artists' home countries. The film features artists such as Esma, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Antonio el Pipa, Taraf de Haidouks and Maharaja.

Director Jasmine Dellal initially made her cinematic mark with "American Gypsy", about a US Romani family. She'll talk to Rob about her experience taking the Romani on the road, and we'll hear music from the soundtrack on World Village records.


Listener Chris Lowe spins for you!
Saturday, June 30th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

SPECIAL: Scott's "2:40" Beer Tasting
Friday, June 29th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Join Scott and a haphazard panel of beer fans as they get schooled by uber Beer Geek and reviewer of over 900 brews Joe Mulligan, who'll present us with the following super exotic bottles of beer: New Glarus Belgian Red - A Fruit Beer brewed in Wisconsin Southampton Abbot 12 - An Abt/Quadrupel brewed in New York USA And more TBA!


Billy Miller of Norton Records
Thursday, June 28th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Norton Records' inimitable Billy Miller drops by to spin hot bop 'n' slop records with The Spazz!


"The Axis Revisited: Changing the Past and Controlling the Present"
Tuesday, June 26th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #600 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Ron Carter AND Jean-Luc Ponty
Monday, June 25th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Dorian's first guest will be legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter. He will perform on Wednesday June 27 at Carnegie Hall in a concert celebrating his 70th birthday.

Second in the lineup is violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, who made his mark playing early in his career with Al Di Meola and Stanley Clarke, Frank Zappa, and others. He will also be performing on Wednesday June 27, at Zankel Hall.


Kenny Young and the Eggplants
Monday, June 25th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Claiming to be from Brooklyn (but perhaps from another galaxy altogether), Kenny Young and the Eggplants are known to some loyal WFMU listeners as the band that recorded such Greasy Kid Stuff hits as "Earl the Squirrel," "Space Frog," and "The Search for Eggplantis." Their new album entitled "Arrr!" explores what transpires when a pirate radio station is run by actual pirates. They play live in WFMU's love room.


Blanketship
Monday, June 25th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Genre-skipper Blanketship stops by Liz Berg's show with a laptop, a Library Of Congress turntable, and a tape player for the blind. Witness his magical combination of groovy beats, goofy samples, and tape loops for a catchy set of warped electronic pop experimentalism. Blanketship recently recorded an excellent album with the Dollson Family Singers called "Music with a Message," out now on the Gigante Sound label.


DJ Kingdom
Monday, June 25th, 2007, 6am - 9am
on
Sound and Safe with Trent
Do you like psychedelic animated GIFs? Secret ritual homothug parties? Those BAPE sweatshirts that you can't find in your size or price range? Then DJ Kingdom is your man, blurring the lines between 1995 and 2095. Tune in to hear Aux 88, Crime Mob, SWV, 808 State, grime n' rave, and other things filtered through the mind of an aesthetician dedicated to the warping of space-time continuii.


The Old Codger fills in for Rich Hazelton
Sunday, June 24th, 2007, Midnight - 3am
on Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison

The Old Codger says he's been "dying to get back on WFMU's airwaves." No such luck -- he's still alive, and refusing to budge from his perch atop Mt. Cranky. Find out why they call it the "graveyard shift." Tune in for The Old Codger, Courtney T. Edison, spinning 78 rpm records like they're going outta style.


Spotlight on the Festival of Sacred Music in Fes, Morocco
Saturday, June 23rd, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Festival of Sacred Music in the medieval city of Fes, Morocco is an annual event that brings together prominent musicians from the three Abrahamic religions - Christian, Jewish, Muslim - as well as other faiths, in what's literally a weeklong lovefest. While it's wonderful to hear great music in remarkable settings, amid Roman ruins and centuries-old Moorish gardens, it should be noted that the festival has a broader agenda, too: It was launched in 1994 as a pro-peace response to the first Gulf War.

Transpacific Sound Paradise host Rob Weisberg will be attending the festival for the first time this year. He and fellow travelers Tom Pryor of National Geographic's World Music Website and Richard Gehr of emusic.com and AARP online will report back on the music, the mission, and the fabulous city of Fes. They'll also play music by notable festival performers and possibly some site-recorded audio, too.


Hal Blaine
Saturday, June 23rd, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with session drummer extraordinaire Hal Blaine who's thousands of recordings include 40 #1 hits & 150 top 10 hits including work with Phil Spector, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Tommy Roe, The Partridge Family, and thousands more. 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 has been left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Sady Sullivan brings the hits!
Saturday, June 23rd, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

SPECIAL: "2:40" Beer Tasting
Friday, June 22nd, 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 be drinking the Mahrs Bru Weisse and Witkap Pater Singel that Bill Zurat has left in Scott's icebox!


"Update on September 11 and Related Matters (Control This)"
Tuesday, June 19th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #599 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Glenn Mercer
Tuesday, June 19th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Leader of the legendary Feelies, Glenn Mercer has just released his first solo album, "Wheels in Motion". Glenn brings his band, which also includes former Feelies Dave Weckerman and Vinny DeNunzio, to WFMU for a live performance.


Lexie Mountain Boys
Monday, June 18th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Is it a cult? Performance art? Hare Krishnas on quaaludes? Experimental theater? A hardcore band who forgot their instruments? Demented cheerleading squad? Vocal group Lexie Mountain Boys bring all of this to the table in a heaping, writhing mass of playful energy. These six ladies from Baltimore specialize in schizophrenic ramblings, innocent playground chants, tourettian outbursts, whooping, hollering, bratty tantrums, down-home balladry, and bipolar moments of sincerity and frustration. Tune in for an out of body experience, and check out the Lexie Mountain Boys' new CD on Heresee.


Mike Doughty
Monday, June 18th, 2007, 9am - Noon
on Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie

Former Soul Coughing frontman and guitarist Mike Doughty has released two and a half solo albums in a more singer-songwriter vein than his work with that musical mish-mashing hipster ensemble. He's still got the fine tunes and jazzy wordplay, but he's mining more personal territory -- yearning, but also edgy and funny. He'll sing a batch of songs accompanied by his lively, idiosyncratic acoustic guitar playing, around 11am.


Dandi Wind
Monday, June 18th, 2007, 6am - 9am
on Sound and Safe with Trent

Montreal's Skinny Puppy-loving extremely extreme but also somehow poppy and really personable Dandi Wind stops by for a blistering performance and well-rounded interview on Sound and Safe. They'll play songs from their upcoming album Yolk of the Golden Egg and talk about really great topics like art, Bjork, Vancouver, youth, The Knife, eBay, Gary Glitter, the meaning of "pop," and, of course, Skinny Puppy. It's the kind of thing you hope future-goths will enjoy, having ditched their torn stockings and eyeliner and adopted neon tank tops, purple acid-wash jeans, and mid-90's Reeboks, in like a future goth way.


Steve Alaimo
Saturday, June 16th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Steve Alaimo, whose incredible career includes some amazing solo recordings, hosting the TV show "Where The Action Is," a stint as a B-movie actor appearing in films like "Wild Rebels" & "Hooked Generation (aka Alligator Alley)", and behind the scenes work with KC & The Sunshine Band, Betty Wright's "Clean Up Woman", and tons more. 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 Zurat has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Michael King on the one and two
Saturday, June 16th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

SPECIAL: Scott's "2:40" Beer Tasting
Friday, June 15th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Scott Williams's show
Join Scott and a haphazard panel of beer fans every Friday at 2:40 PM, as they drink beer, listen to music, and discuss. This week, they'll be sampling the savory suds known as Arcadia Shipwreck Porter and Allagash Odyssey which DJ Mike Lupica has kindly deposited in Scott's icebox!


Shackleton
Wednesday, June 13th, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on Mudd Up! with DJ/Rupture

London dubstep producer Shackleton of the Skull Disco label visits with DJ Rupture this evening to talk about drum programming, dancing with the dead, sufi Islam as expressed via Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and how everything changed when minimal techno demi-god Ricardo Villalobos offered to remix Shackleton's epic track about the twin towers.



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