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Clarence Carter
Saturday, March 31st, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with soul music legend Clarence Carter about his amazing body of work including "Slip Away", "Tell Daddy", "Patches", "Back Door Santa," and of course "Strokin'." 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 Hatch has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Blythe Sheldon on the one and two
Saturday, March 31st, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

The WFMU Graffiti Special
Friday, March 30th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In celebration of modern art's most controversial form, graffiti, WFMU will dedicate a show to the outlawed aerosol artform through interviews and hip-hop music: exploring its history, its place in the art world, its impact on commerce and advertising, plus its ever-increasing legal battles. In an examination of these topics, Billy Jam will host a round table discussion with studio guests that will include graffiti artists MUCK, EZO, DEMER, HOST18, and TABOO plus longtime graffiti photo-journalists Jim & Karla Murray: authors of the critically acclaimed books "Burning New York" and "Broken Windows."


Whacked-out Hillbilly 45s Night
Thursday, March 29th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Nutty record collector Greg Germani from Decatur, Georgia drops by Music To Spazz By armed with crates of obscure country and hillbilly records to wing at the city folk. Expect drunken odes to dead children, incarcerated felons, horrific car crashes, abortion, capital punishment, skid row, hippies, winos, more hippies, murderers, suicide, women's lib, truck-driving, hare-brained novelties, and a truckload of toe-tappin' hillbilly mambo noise, country rhumbas, country tangos, and country twists. It'll be like listening to "Rubber Room" for three hours but in Hillbilly Smell-O-Vision!


Author Joel Gausten
Thursday, March 29th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Joel Gausten is the author of the upcoming book Albums that (Should've) Changed the World, as well as the preview/mini books Tales of Horror-History of the Misfits & the Undead and Pandemonium: Inside Killing Joke. We'll be talking about his writing projects and listening to music related to all of them!


The Travelling Mongoose
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on
Phuj Phactory with Ergo Phizmiz
For one week only the Phuj Phactory will be a co-production with musician and composer The Travelling Mongoose. Recorded live on portable turntables on a kitchen table, deep in the countryside of South-West England, just outside Scoriton where people keep being abducted by aliens. Expect a soundclash of classical music, acid, and bossa-nova, mixed live like a hot vegetable casserole.


"Update on September 11 and Related Matters"
Tuesday, March 27th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part 587 in Dave EMory's "For the Record" series


Lee Feldman
Monday, March 26th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Evoking platitudes from reviewers such as, "Harry Nilsson meets Fats Waller," and "Randy Newman by way of Lou Reed and Paul Simon," Lee Feldman is a very entertaining singer, pianist and songwriter. His third album, "I've Forgotten Everything" is, according to Stereophile Magazine, "unlike anything else in contemporary pop." Lee is also the creator of STARBOY, an animated musical about a 2-dimensional superhero who lives with his uncle, a Mathematician. Lee stops by tickle the ivories on WFMU's piano.


Gabriel Kahane
Monday, March 26th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

"The bastard child of Alban Berg," as he calls himself on myspace, Gabriel Kahane makes music out of contradictions. Gabriel has created the Craigslistlieder-- ribald postings from craigslist.org set to chromatic, harmonically dense, and rhythmically jagged music in a song cycle. But to call him gimmicky would tell only part of the story. Kahane, while rooted in the classical tradition, writes funny and moving pop songs which he accompanies on piano. He drops by WFMU to play a few of them.


Peeesseye
Monday, March 26th, 2007, Midnight - 3am
on Woody's show

The Peeesseye and its many offshoots (Phantom Limb & Bison, P.I.M.F.W.S., collaborations with Tetuzi Akiyama and Stephen O'Malley, etc.) have been slinging mud and clawing at the foundations of the experimental noise underground for five years now. They've released 5 CDs and a 7 inch (all on Evolving Ear) in that time. Tune in to Woody's show as the Brooklyn trio drops by WFMU for a late-night live performance.


Solomon Burke
Saturday, March 24th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with one of the all time greats, Solomon Burke. The "King of Rock and Soul" reveals all about his amazing career & his recent Grammy nomination. 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 Brian Turner has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Jim Briggs fills the ether with glorious sound!
Saturday, March 24th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

El-P
Wednesday, March 21st, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Right on the heels of the release date for El-P's new album; "I'll Sleep When You're Dead", the man behind the music stops by to play some selections off the record as well as some of his favorite tunes....oh yeah, he'll do some talkin' too.


Vernon Lenoir : Jodorama
Wednesday, March 21st, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on Phuj Phactory with Ergo Phizmiz

Vernon LeNoir explores the world of Alejandro Jodorowsky. Vernon's goal is to make the one truth transparent: if any spiritual culture has a Holy Mountain at which the top of lies the secret of immortality, there also has to be one Alejandro Jodorowsky in each culture who by his work and passion makes that culture immortal.


"Miscellaneous Articles and Updates"
Tuesday, March 20th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #586 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Brad Sheppard of the Hoodoo Gurus
Tuesday, March 20th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Lead guitarist Brad Sheppard gives us the lowdown on the Aussie wildmen's reunion, new projects etc. ... Like Wow, indeed!


The Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia!
Sunday, March 18th, 2007, 7pm - 1am
on Marathon Finale

If you thought WFMU DJs were too cool for school, you haven't heard them sing. While drunk. On the air. Tune in Sunday March 18th at 7pm, when WFMU blows out its annual fundraising Marathon with a 5-hour drunken DJ songfest known as The Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia. Witness your fave freeformers soiling themselves aurally for your entertainment.


Yo La Tengo take your requests for pledges!
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on
Pseu Braun
As is storied tradition here at the Magic Factory, Ira, Georgia, James, and trusty pal Bruce will once again lend their considerable talents to the WFMU fundraising mothership! Join Pseu Braun and esteemed co-host Gaylord Fields for an evening of off-the-cuff covers done up in the style of Hoboken's finest.


Mid-marathon State of the Station Address
Saturday, March 10th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
Ken's show
Ken will take Listener questions and emails live on the air, as well as update everyone on the status of this year's fundraising goals.


Jeff Murphy of Shoes
Saturday, March 3rd, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Jeff Murphy of Shoes, the legendary Zion, Illinois power pop band. Jeff will share stories from his new book "Birth of the Band." 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 Evan "Funk" Davies has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Jason Smith guides you across the sonic spectrum this morning
Saturday, March 3rd, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Bombers AND The Ghouls
Thursday, March 1st, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Haunting melodies, danceable rhythms, and a dual vocal attack...Bombers feature former members of Disnihil and Saints of 35th Street. They sound nothing like either band!

The Ghouls formed out of the spike & stud punk movement of the late 90's, and sound like a cross between hardcore punk and horror rock. They are currently on a US tour in support of their new CD "Stand Alone" on SOS Records and they are playing with The Exploited and Final Conflict.


4,000,000 Telephones
Wednesday, February 28th, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on Phuj Phactory with Ergo Phizmiz

4,000,000 Telephones play the fool like virtuosos. Hard post punk with a funk inflection that's taken just seriously enough to sound good. Being silly is a serious business. The Lincoln, UK based band have reformed after 20 years to assist the CD release of their 1985 LP on Summerhouse Records. They have re-recorded three tracks specially for the Phuj Phactory, "Horses", "Safe", and "Cereal Commercial" from the eponymously titled album, plus a toothsome slab of improvisation, for your delectation. Bon appetite pour vos oreilles!


Mahogany
Wednesday, February 28th, 2007, 2am - 6am
on Mita!

The Brooklyn-based dreampop septet Mahogany make their debut on WFMU playing several selections from their new Darla Records' release, Connectivity! before heading overseas to tour with Bloc Party. Featuring three guitarists, two bassists, a drummer, a keyboardist and multiple vocalists, Mahogany is indeed larger than life. Tune in as they seamlessly mesh the pop sensibilities of New Order with the blissed out shoegaze of Cocteau Twins to create a breathtaking sound that is truly their own.


"Update on Lyme Disease and Biological Warfare"
Tuesday, February 27th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #585 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


The Safes
Tuesday, February 27th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The O'Malley Brothers from Chicago return for a third visit to WFMU, and as one of their new songs says, "Cool Sounds Are Here Again." The Safes' sound is sizzling pop and rock that's sugar sweet on the outside and snarling conviction on the inside.


Buzz Poole
Monday, February 26th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Buzz Poole visits to talk about his investigations of facial sightings in taco shells, toast, rocks, and other unlikely places. He is the author of author of Madonna of the Toast.


Inlets
Monday, February 26th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Under the guise of a low-fidelity project out of a Brooklyn nook, Inlets are Sebastian Krueger as chamber pop ensemble. Sebastian says, "I'm writing songs for the allergic. My nose itching from time spent sniffling at my odd ball instrumental writing, I began sneezing out lyrical melody and form in between between writing for my now-defunct instrumental group, and playing in My Brightest Diamond (of Asthmatic Kitty Records). This is the way of the post-academic: Plan, scrape, cough and dream." Krueger arrives at WFMU with a few fellow musicians to sneeze out a few tunes.


Erika Stucky
Saturday, February 24th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Sly Swiss-American singer / songwriter / yodeler / accordionist / performance artist Erika Stucky incorporates elements of kitschy Alpine folklore, cheesy American pop, and jazz and world musics into her sometimes serious, sometimes satirical, always theatrical performances. Her various projects carry her from tuba-driven Michael Jackson covers to histrionic Swiss-German dialect vocal competitions to unlikely mixtures of African rhythms and Swiss alphorns. And she's becoming increasingly obsessed with, of all things, the yodel. Rob met Erika at FMU while she toured the US in September. On tonight's show we'll hear the interview, a bit of live performance and - of course - a yodel demonstration.


Sonny Curtis + Brian Limond
Saturday, February 24th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Sonny Curtis - a member of Buddy Holly's Crickets and the writer of "I Fought The Law", "Walk Right Back", & The Mary Tyler Moore theme "Love Is All Around." Michael also chats with Brian Limond, the creator of the amazing podcast "Limmy's World of Glasgow." 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 Irene Trudel has left in Michael's Mailbox!


DJ/Rupture hosts the Listener Hour with help from Mala (of Digital Mystikz) and Loefah
Saturday, February 24th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Static Radio
Thursday, February 22nd, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Static Radio play no-nonsence NJ hardcore. Their songs are short, fast, and loud -- as evidenced on their new single on Chunksaah label. This evening's performance on WFMU is the kickoff for the band's US tour.


Wee Bee Foolish
Wednesday, February 21st, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
DJ Bless, Ken Boogaloo, & Yeshua daPoED hail from Brooklyn and have played a major role in the New York City independent hip-hop scene for quite some time. They have a sound that is fresh and rarely heard these days. Tune in to hear the fellas play some music and drop some verses.


"Rewriting History"
Tuesday, February 20th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #584 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Bobby Hebb
Monday, February 19th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Singer songwriter Bobby Hebb, who was catapulted into fame in 1966 with his hit song and album, "Sunny".


The Trolleyvox
Monday, February 19th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

These power-pop wonders from Philly have some of the catchiest tunes The Who and Beatles never got around to writing in their folkier moments. As on their two earlier discs, the newest offering, "The Trollyvox Present The Karaoke Meltdowns" features what have been called "Flower-Power" vocals from Beth Filla and Andrew Chalfen's abstract lyricism tossed together with a bit of rock-candy guitar. The Trolleyvox take the drive up the turnpike to play live in WFMU's Jersey City Studios.


Andy Statman
Saturday, February 17th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Brilliant clarinetist and mandolinist Andy Statman is a musical pacesetter on two fronts: Following his 1960s apprenticeship with mandolin master Dave Grusin, Statman helped redefine bluegrass as a member of the 70s "newgrass" band Country Cookin' with Tony Trischka. He was also one of the leading lights in the klezmer music revival of the same era, prized pupil of the legendary klezmer clarinetist Dave Tarras. Tarras so adored Statman that he bequeathed his instruments to Andy when he died.

Statman will stop by for a live performance and to get the word out about his two new CDs on Shefa records, one representing each of the major strains in his music: the bluegrassy /American-rootsy "East Flatbush Blues" and "Awakening from Above", an exploration of Chassidic Jewish music.


Lalo Schifrin
Saturday, February 17th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with pianist, composer, and arranger Lalo Schifrin about his amazing career. They'll discuss his early days in Argentina, and his 100+ scores for film and television, including "Mission Impossible," "Bullitt", and "Cool Hand Luke." We'll also get the lowdown on recently deceased Rock & Rollers when Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in with the Decedent Activity Update, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Mike Lupica has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Services Czarina Megan Murphy does radio the way it used to be
Saturday, February 17th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Dan Bryk
Friday, February 16th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on Pseu Braun

Dan Bryk has spent a few years in hiding: hiding from the INS, hiding from ex-girlfriends, hiding from massively unrecouped record labels and credit card issuers, and hiding from the long shadow his singular CD release "Lovers Leap" cast over nerd pop fetishists everywhere. But he's finally left his cave with a handful of new releases, stopping by Pseu's show for performance and pop chatter. Dan is also returning to play live in NYC after more than three years on Sat., February 17th at Googie's Lounge at The Living Room.


The Sterns
Thursday, February 15th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Boston based quintet The Sterns exemplify the knack for masterful song craft, studio work ethic, and a get-in-the-van-and-go DIY mentality. Their newest release "Sinners Stick Together" is scheduled to be released on March 13th, and it showcases the band's deft lyrical turn of phrase and sonic anglophilia, melding the best elements of The Kinks, The Clash, Belle and Sebastian, and The Smiths.


Dick Valentine from Electric Six
Thursday, February 15th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine

Electric Six vocalist Dick Valentine stops by the studio to chat with Diane, explain the bizarre references in the Detroit band's' songs, and play some acoustic guitar like a rock star! Their new release is called "Switzerland" and was released by Metropolis Records. In between the on-mic antics, Dick will be showcasing some new and old Electric Six material.


The Love Phactory
Wednesday, February 14th, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on
Phuj Phactory with Ergo Phizmiz
An especially loved-up episode of Phuj Phactory. Ergo Phizmiz is inviting couples to submit via e-mail at ergo at wfmu dot org "their song" - you know what we mean, the song that accompanied your first kiss (or what-not), that track that's special to you as a couple. You can either send an mp3 or just the artist and title. Then if you're feeling brave, record yourselves singing "your song" and send that too, with a little paragraph (or ideally a recorded paragraph) about why this song is special to you. Don't worry about the sound quality of the recordings, because love is the key! Ergo will then mix and mash these tracks into a loved-up Valentine's collage for a kissy-kissy, lovey-dovey slice of Valentine's Phuj.


"Update on Islamic Fascism"
Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #583 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Blues Control
Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

The duo of Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse have somehow found a hazy but powerful common musical thread between Conrad Schnitzler's jabbering electronic workouts, the gauze of Locust Abortion Technician-era Butthole Surfers, and the more unicorn-saddling moments of Jan Hammer. Or perhaps in fact they are driving off in the car piloted by mid-period ZZ Top. Either way, we're psyched to have them making sounds in the studio today in advance of their forthcoming releases on the Woodsist and Holy Mountain labels sometime this year.


The Mofos
Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Live performance from this instrumental trio from upstate New York that finds the middle ground in between Dick Dale and Motorhead to invent its own genre: Surf-instro-Metal.


Dälek
Monday, February 12th, 2007, 8pm - 11pm
on Mike L.'s show

Hip Hop's peerless sonic architects return to WFMU for their third visit to Mike's show. This live performance will showcase songs from the upcoming "Abandoned Language" LP on Ipecac Records. Now complimented by richly textured keyboard and ambient guitar sounds, Dälek ascends into all new realms while still retaining their passion for planet-shattering beats and commanding wordplay. Ascendent newcomers be warned.


Frans de Waal
Monday, February 12th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Primatologist Frans de Waal. He will discuss his new book "Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved"


Mor
Monday, February 12th, 2007, 6am - 9am
on
Black Ops's show
Mor are a duo from Iceland who play jazzy covers and originals with just vocals and bass. They've recently released a whole CD of Duran Duran covers that is quite a different take on those bad boys of the British pop scene. This enchanting live set will include a number covers and originals.


David Daniell
Sunday, February 11th, 2007, 3am - 6am
on Evan Muse

Having just released his solo release "Coastal" on Xeric/Table of the Elements and in between a series of shows at the Issue Project Room, David Daniell stops by WFMU for an exclusive solo set of shimmering electronics and haunting guitar work. Daniell has collaborated with kingpins like Rhys Chatham, Jonathan Kane, Doug McCombs of Tortoise, Thurston Moore, and Loren Connors, as well as performing regularly with his own band, San Agustin.


Ansambl Mastika
Saturday, February 10th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Ansambl Mastika is kind of a Nuyo-Balkan all-star band led by saxophonist Greg Squared and featuring members from acclaimed groups Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band, Slavic Soul Party, Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar, and Romashka. The band's repertoire ranges from the plaintive clarinet 'miroloi' of northern Greece to the rollicking grooves of Serbian and Macedonian Roma (Gypsy) bands - with a lot more in between. Mastika joins us for a live set of songs from their debut CD, 'Gde si, Bre?' on Chamsa Records. 'Gde si, Bre?' is a Serbian expression that means, roughly, 'Where are YOU at?'.


Osvaldo Fattoruso
Saturday, February 10th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with Osvaldo Fattoruso of the Uruguyan band Los Shakers, aka "the Beatles of South America", for the story behind their many #1 hits. 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 Pseu Braun has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Roland Woodbe from Siltblog
Saturday, February 10th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on The Listener Hour

Trucking up from Fishtown and praying for no Saturday morning traffic, the inimitable Roland Woodbe of Siltblog fame is promising a hefty slab of obscuro 7" singles for your Listener Hour pleasure.


Love songs! Nothing but love songs!
Friday, February 9th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
The plucky little DJ you know as Bronwyn C salutes Valentine's Day--and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show--with love songs, love poems, spontaneous love haiku, and hobo runes! You might as well tune in.


X-Clan's Brother J
Friday, February 9th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
X-Clan return after a long hiatus and two deaths. The funk-fueled, militant, Afrocentric rap group, who blazed onto the hip-hop scene in the early nineties with two acclaimed albums but who disappeared soon after, have recently released their first album ("Return to Mecca") in fifteen years. In that absence the politically charged group lost two of its four original members: Sugar Shaft whose 1995 death was AIDS related and Professor X who died last March from meningitis. Original member Brother J now heads the new 2007 X-Clan.


Post No Bills
Thursday, February 8th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

You've seen the signs. Now you can hear the band! Post No Bills play classic NJ Punk Rock.


"The Jews of Asia:The Sook Ching Massacres and their Significance for Today" PLUS "Update on Japanese Fascism"
Tuesday, February 6th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Parts 580 and 581 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Editors and Writers of The Onion, America's Finest News Source
Monday, February 5th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian



Rio en Medio (Danielle Stech Homsy) PLUS Matt Bauer
Monday, February 5th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Rio en Medio principal Danielle Stech Homsy was born into visions and questions. With a gay Syrian painter and a Ukrainian flamenco dancer for parents, peculiar circumstance and mysterious blessings were the norm. Danielle's own songs are simple and beautifully mysterious, and she's been known to create some unusually stripped-down versions of a few pop songs on baritone ukelele.

Then banjoist Matt Bauer drops by for a set. Matt's music is loaded with imagery: Soldiers at Fort Campbell... Kentucky train to fight fires in the American west... A black deer slips through the floodlights on a suburban lawn... A teenage couple aborts a robbery at a gas station convenience store.... The music Bauer tends to lean on is from a bygone era, but he adds a thematically contemporary spin to his tunes.


Gamelan Dharma Swara
Saturday, February 3rd, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Gamelan Dharma Swara is a New York-based group of over thirty dancers and musicians performing traditional and new works for Balinese gamelan. The ensemble will perform Gamelan Rwa Bhineda: The Sacred Balance at Symphony Space on February 17th. Rwa Bhineda explores the Balinese use of dance, music, and drama as sacred mediators that open the door to the unseen world and restore balance to the ever-tipping forces of good and evil. We'll learn about this work as well as the basics of Balinese gamelan, and members of the ensemble will perform a few pieces live in the studio.


Travis Wammack
Saturday, February 3rd, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with guitar whiz Travis Wammack about his time as a sideman at FAME studios and gets the story behind his 1963 number one hit "Scratchy." We'll also get the lowdown on recently deceased Rock & Rollers when Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in with the Decedent Activity Update, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Charlie Lewis has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Listener Wei Chian steers the mothership this morning
Saturday, February 3rd, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

The Rub DJs
Friday, February 2nd, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Brooklyn based DJ crew The Rub DJs, comprised of DJs Eleven, Cosmo Baker, and Ayers, who are renowned for such accomplishments as their remixes and their ever-popular monthly parties at Southpaw will be getting busy live in the WFMU studios.


The Problem
Thursday, February 1st, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Driving guitar on guitar punk rock with lots of hooks! They'll be performing songs from their new self-titled CD.


Super Chron Flight Brothers
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Billy Woods and Priviledge are members of The Reavers, but also form the The Super Chron Flight Bros, a dynamic duo who's upcoming album features production by MF Doom and guest spots from Cannibal Ox, Trife Da God, and The Reavers. Tune in to hear what they have to say....


Blank Beats
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007, 7pm - 8pm
on
Phuj Phactory with Ergo Phizmiz
A visit to the Phuj Phactory from some of the UK's finest purveyors of hip-hop topsy-turyvdom. In their own words: "Blank Beats is IAM8, Aaron Islamb, DJ HOT1, HevRok, B-NUT. This 20 minute session took us 20 minutes, in the presence of the tranquiliger. When we finished, he went. The blank of it all was to express the blank to keep it blank and blank you all in the blankess. You know. Some ancient artefacts still remain in private hands." Expect unquantized beats, sampled squeezeboxes, and literate lipshaking to get yer hipshaking...... or something like that.


"Retrospective on the Assassination of RFK"
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #582 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Ike Yard
Monday, January 29th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on The John Allen Show

Founded in 1979, the downtown art band Ike Yard created a new sound by tapping into the UK post-punk dub of PiL and Joy Division, the Neue Deutsche Welle of DAF, and the krautrock experimentation of Can. Their 1982 album 'A Fact A Second' (released on Factory Records) has stood the test of time and is considered a classic in the minimalist genre. In conjunction with their recent 1980-82 retrospective CD on Acute Records, Ike Yard will perform a set of new music for the first time in 25 years right here in the WFMU studios.


Bob Stein
Monday, January 29th, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian

Bob Stein of The Institute for the Future of the Book.


Peter Walker
Monday, January 29th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
A true original on the 60's Greenwich Village scene, Peter Walker recorded two influential fingerstyle guitar albums for Vanguard. Walker's early style is best described as American folk-raga, although he later developed a deep love of flamenco guitar. Peter drops by to play a few tunes and tell tales of wanderings through Spain.


Bjornsdotter-Reid
Saturday, January 27th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Emma Reid and Alicia Bjornsdotter-Abrams both studied Swedish traditional fiddling at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. They also share an interest in the UK's Shetland Isles fiddle tradition. On this show - and a new CD, "Rough and Shiny" - they perform in the unusual and compelling fiddle duo format. The Swedish term for two fiddles played an octave apart is 'rough and shiny'. The high, shiny melody gets depth and colour from the low, rough octave. Among their many other musical undertakings, Emma and Alicia also play together in a band called Ditt Ditt Darium.


Collin Hare of Honeybus
Saturday, January 27th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with former Honeybus member Collin Hare about the U.K. group's amazing 60s recordings, as well as his solo works dating from the 70s to the present. We'll also check in with Phast Phreddie Patterson for the Decedent Activity Update and find out what #1 hit song Kevin Nutt has left in Michael's Mailbox!


Wilco keyboardist Mike Jorgensen
Saturday, January 27th, 2007, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour
The former WFMU live music engineer is back in town from his busy touring schedule. This morning, he'll be here to spin some faves from his personal collection.


"James Brown is Dead... But Not Buried"
Friday, January 26th, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Scott Williams, Bronwyn C, Dutchie, and LSD. Mike Lupica, MLK, JFK, Francois K, Kenny G, and Terre T. Ken, Brian, Liz Berg, Hamburger Lady, Throbbing Gristle, T-Rex, Safe Sex, PE, M.I.A., OCDJ, Rodney O & Joe Cooley, and much more - all in the mix on FMU!


Feu de Joie
Thursday, January 25th, 2007, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Feu de Joie will be performing songs from their new CD "Protostar", out on Not Rock Records. Their sound is comparable to Moss Icon & The Hated!


"Gimme a Break! Reflections on the Death of Gerald Ford"
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #579 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


2006 Film Overview
Monday, January 22nd, 2007, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Critics Kent Jones and Geoffrey O'Brien join Dorian for the Best of 2006 film roundup.


Edison Woods
Monday, January 22nd, 2007, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Eqally velvety and melancholic, Edison Woods craft sonic loveliness from their Brooklyn homebase. The floating threads throughout are Julia Frodahl's drifting vocals and piano, and in advance of shows at BAM Cafe and Makor, the ensemble alights in WFMU's love room for a live set.


Dengue Fever
Saturday, January 20th, 2007, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Dengue Fever is a six-piece California band fronted by Cambodian-born vocalist Chhom Nimol. Mega-bearded guitarist Zac Holtzman got the idea for a retro Cambodian rock band after hearing tapes his brother brought back from a backpacking trip. Chhom Nimol comes from a musical family in Cambodia, one fortunate enough to have survived the purges of artists and intellectuals by the Khmer Rouge. Zac found Chhom in the Cambodian community of Long Beach CA, and the rest is history...

Dengue Fever is one of the many great bands participating in the annual one-night world music festival Globalfest at Webster Hall, 125 East 11th St, on January 21st.


Gary Lewis
Saturday, January 20th, 2007, 10am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats Gary Lewis for the story behind the #1 hit "This Diamond Ring." We'll also get the lowdown on recently deceased Rock & Rollers when Phast Phreddie Patterson checks in with the Decedent Activity Update, and we'll find out what #1 hit song Scott Williams has left in Michael's Mailbox!



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