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Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Supersuckers main dude Eddie Spaghetti stops by Jersey City to give us the lowdown on his band's new releases, premier new Supersuckers material, and perform tunes from his second solo record, appropriately titled "Old. No. 2"


John Haskell
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Author John Haskell visits the studios to talk about his latest book, "American Purgatorio".


The Kitchen Cynics + Nick Schillace, Mike Tamburo, and Keenan Lawler
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

A double plus good show, starting off with Alan Davidson, the chief Kitchen Cynic. Alan's a longstanding Folk/Psych practitioner from Aberdeen, Scotland with lots of recordings of every stripe under his alter-ego. His emphasis is on love, loss, and decay with an equal blend of humor and history. The latest Kitchen Cynics release, "Distant Voices, Distant Songs" focuses on Alan's parents stories with his own unique interwoven music. Irene caught up with Mr. Davidson just prior to his stint at Terrastock in Providence.

Next up, a trio of American Piimitive practitioners. Nick Schillace, Mike Tamburo, and Keenan Lawler all are skilled fingerstyle guitarists who are traveling together this spring. Their music collectively is both serene and mesmerizing. You'll hear more than a few small musical references to Fahey, Basho, and more.


Mike Peters of The Alarm
Sunday, May 14th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on
The Glen Jones Radio Programme
Mike Peters of The Alarm joins Jonesey & X. Ray Burns for in studio banter and a live performance.


Sic Alps
Saturday, May 13th, 2006, 8pm - 10pm
on Orphan program

Sic Alps are as aw as raw gets. San Francisco blues marinated for weeks in reverb and charred over hot rock flames to perfection. Noisy voices in your head telling you to ask for seconds.


Live broadcast from Barbes with Lamazi Kolektsia, Luminescent Orchestri, & Musette Explosion
Saturday, May 13th, 2006, 6pm - 8pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Come down to 376 9th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn or tune in live for this amazing lineup!

Lamazi Kolektsia is an all-female A Capella group with some of the most beautiful voices in Brooklyn. They explore the common ground between the folk music from the former Caucasus Republic of Georgia, and the raw exuberance of British Isles folk and early American shape-note singing.

Luminescent Orchestrii will be up next, with their punked up gypsy attack featuring no less that three fiddlers. Finally, stick around for Musette Explosion's re-creation of the music of the great French Accordionists of the 30's and 40's who, along with Django Reinhardt, borrowed from American Jazz to create Hot Swing, Gypsy Swing, and other delightful hybrids.

Hosts Rob Weisberg and Irene Trudel will be on-hand to distribute mountains of WFMU swag upon all who stop by the broadcast booth to say hello, so please come down and be a part of the night! Once again, Barbes is located at 376 9th St., in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Showtime is 6 PM.


Priestess
Saturday, May 13th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Montreal's Priestess are Heavy Metal in the 1970s way, calling to mind heavyweights such as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Nazareth, and AC/DC. The mixed bag of stoners, garage rockers, punks, indie kids, dirtbags, and metalheads their shows attract is likely due to their predilection for mixing equal parts heavy rock with melody and hooks. Priestess recently caught the the attention of Lemmy from Motorhead, who asked them to open for them on their last tour.


Listener Drew Katchen on the one and two
Saturday, May 13th, 2006, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

"Tibet or Not Tibet"
Tuesday, May 9th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #548 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


The Major Stars
Tuesday, May 9th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Through the 80's and 90's Wayne Rogers and Kate Village went on a psychedelic guitar warpath with such bands as Crystalized Movements, Vermonster, B.O.R.B., and Magic Hour, all centered around their mighty Massachussetts-based Twisted Village label and store. These days the Major Stars are completely without peer as *the* guitar rock ensemble to beat live in terms of sheer destructo-power, touching cornerstones of Hendrix, Quicksilver and Cream and blasting it all at massive volume into spiralling, insane over-the-top modal jams that rival anything else previously on the map as "out psychedelia". They've kept upping the stakes too, last year adding a third guitarist, new bassist, new drummer and even new lead singer Sandra Barrett. This is the session of mayhem we've all been waiting for.


Radio 4
Monday, May 8th, 2006, 8pm - 11pm
on Mike L.'s show

Brooklyn's unparalleled proponents of dance-punk theory pay a long overdue visit to Mike's show in advance of their "Enemies Like This" album on Astralwerks. Radio 4 have fought long and hard to earn their top of the heap status, and like the band's records and live shows, this evening's performance is destined to be one for the ages.


TWO BANDS: The Celebs and Videohippos
Saturday, May 6th, 2006, 8pm - 10pm
on Orphan program

The Celebs are total thumping star power bass and drums from Philly. 10,000%+1 they will rock your simple brains. As seen on VH1's "Best Ever Forever". You only wish you could hang out with them.

Videohippos are big drum and guitar beasts with keyboards revved up on giant pixie sticks and liquid fun. Freakout fuzz coordinated with video plunder, though tonight will just be the sounds. So grab your dream machines or stare eyes-closed at a strobe light and crank that radio UP!


Les Sans Culottes
Saturday, May 6th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Formed in Brooklyn in 1998, Les Sans Culottes are NYC's first and original, real fake French rock band! they play high energy French rock n roll inspired in equal parts by Serge Gainsbourg and the Kinks. Their live show is a blast, and they bring a veritable Cirque du Soleil stage presence! They've made five recordings and will soon be making a new one for the upstart Vibratone label.


Listener Gentress Myrhh spins the sounds that astound!
Saturday, May 6th, 2006, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

East Flatbush Project
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Dropping their first record in 1994 on the 10/30 Uproar Records label and then going on to international success, this group has been a staple in independent hip-hop. Their latest cut is already a hit on many playlists, tune in as they swing by the station for a session!


Robin Kahn sings Patti Smith's "Horses"
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Kenny welcomes back Robin Kahn for her annual visit to WFMU. This year she will sing Patti Smith's "Horses" in its entirety. A capella, of course. Long time listeners who remember her unforgettable performances of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and Carole King's "Tapestry" will not want to miss this!


Danny Krivit
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006, 2am - 6am
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Legendary New York club DJ/producer Danny Krivit started his music career early in life. His mother was a jazz singer and his step-father ran the Greenwich Village club Ninth Circle where he hung out at as a kid and first DJ'd at age 14 -- some 35 years ago. Since then Danny Krivit has evolved and grown as an integral part of NYC's disco and house scenes: from such now-legendary New York clubs as the Loft, the Gallery, and Paradise Garage where he nurtured long term collaborations with Larry Levan (considered by many to be the greatest DJ of all time) and Francois Kevorkian (with whom he and Joe Claussell later ran the internationally acclaimed "Body & Soul' parties). Currently Danny hosts regular parties in both New York and Japan, and continues to produce. He joins Billy Jam for an interview and a special DJ mix on "Bring That Beat Back".


"Hell-O Dalai"
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #547 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Avarus
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

The Finnish Invasion continues on Brian's show! Making their first trip to America as a group, Avarus have since 2001 sported a revolving cast of up to 20 of Finland's free music characters from such outfits as Maniacs Dream and Kemialliset Ystavat. Their dreamlike jams have incorporated everything from folk to Krautrock to free jazz, and have been known to seamlessly transform from hushed improvisations to roaring slabs of clatter and noise, almost like forest-dwelling bretheren to New Zealand's Dead C. You can see them beforehand at Terrastock in Providence (April 21-23), but by all means don't miss this sure-to-be-blissful live set.


Thee Exciters
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Not to be confused with the girl group of "Tell Him" fame, this band adds the extra 'E' in 'Thee', which stands for EXTRA fuzz and scuzz -- just what you'd expect from a crazy 'Thee' band from London town!


Food critic Ruth Reichl & Duke University Professor Henry Petroski
Monday, May 1st, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Food critic and editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine Ruth Reichl visits the show to talk about her latests book, Garlic and Sapphires. Then, Duke University Professor of Engineering and author Henry Petroski returns to talk about Success Through Failure, the Paradox of Design.


Southside Johnny
Sunday, April 30th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on
The Glen Jones Radio Programme
Southside Johnny will join Jonesey & X Ray Burns in the studio for a sit down. Johnny will guest DJ and hang with the boys.


The Magic Carpathians
Sunday, April 30th, 2006, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
The Magic Carpathians have spent years bringing forth a joyous noise combining elements of krautrock, drone, folk, and backwoods jazz improvisation. Their delight in anything that makes a sound sees them using an eclectic arsenal of instruments, toys, and found objects to weave their enveloping sonic tapestry. On their way from Poland to the Terrastock festival, they stopped by WFMU to appear on the Inflatable Squirrel Carcass (a tough sell for any band) for an hour of great music beginning at midnight. They'll be returning to the New York area on May 8 to perform at Tonic.


Guest DJs Paula Jaakkola and Jaana Kantola
Saturday, April 29th, 2006, 6pm - 8pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Paula and Jaana will provide a Finnish roots and pop music primer. They'll also be introducing the new CD by their band, Kaiku.


The Modey Lemon
Saturday, April 29th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

This Pittsburgh band delivers insane rock a la MC5, Oneida, Ram Jam, and Golden Earring. Their intense sound is complemented with Moog, synth, and other noises to create a truly hypnotic and ominous noise. The Modey Lemon's album on Birdman Records entitled "The Curious City" was Terre T's 3rd Best Fave record of 2005!


Listener Pandemonica picks the hits!
Saturday, April 29th, 2006, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Roosevelt Franklin
Wednesday, April 26th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah

Mr. Len is a DJ and a producer who founded the legendary hip-hop group Company Flow. Kimani Rogers is a rapper and used to run a great independent label called Third Earth Music. Together these two comprise the duo called Roosevelt Franklin who will perform live on Noah's show.Their new record "Bare Food" is available for free anywhere there is a computer at

www.myspace.com/rooseveltfranklin


The Muldoons
Tuesday, April 25th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Punk rock, family style: 9-year-old Shane Muldoon writes lyrics poignant for any age while his 12-year-old brother Hunter writes guitar riffs equal parts Asheton and Ramone. Their dad Brian plays drums. Their EP was produced by Jack White. Nuff said!


Latitude/Longitude
Saturday, April 22nd, 2006, 8pm - 10pm
on Orphan program

Latitude/Longitude (Michael Garofalo and Patrick McCarthy) weave melodies, lush textures, and loops into electro-acoustic dream songs. Conjuring unfamiliar sounds from familiar sources such as guitars, radios, synthesizers, clarinets, and toy instruments, the duo chart the diverse sonic terrain of their own insular world.


African Xylophone Festival preview
Saturday, April 22nd, 2006, 6pm - 8pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Festival instigator Raul Rothblatt will join Rob Weisberg to discuss the event, which takes place from May 5th-7th at Makor and Columbia University. Rothblatt will also discuss his travels far afield in West Africa, as wekk as his role as a tenants' rights activist right here in Brooklyn.


M.O.T.O.
Saturday, April 22nd, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Hailing from Chicago, Singer/guitarist Paul "Jet" Caporino formed MOTO in the early 1980s. MOTO are punk rock cult legends and Terre is proud to have them on! MOTO play lo-fi propulsive, energetic, pop-infused buzzsaw punk that's also funny as hell! MOTO have been tenaciously slugging away at their pop-hook laden lo-fi ponk rock for so long that they are often called the "punk rock Guided by Voices!"


Listener Boris Hladek guides the mothership
Saturday, April 22nd, 2006, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Roger O'Donnell, ex-member of The Cure
Thursday, April 20th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Roger O'Donnell, ex-member of The Cure, will present the premiere live performance of his new CD "The Truth In Me" on Pat's show. Is it Punk? Goth? No, more like Tangerine Dream, IfWhen, or even Fripp & Eno! Synthetic Pleasure!!


Steve MacKay and Radon Ensemble
Thursday, April 20th, 2006, 2am - 6am
on
Acapulco Dance Party with Acapulco Rodriguez
Steve MacKay is a powerhouse tenor sax player best known for his work with The Stooges on their legendary "Fun House" LP. Thirty-six years on, his playing is as fierce as ever: a brain-frying marriage of free-jazz lyricism and rhythm and blues raunch. More recently, he's worked with Snakefinger, Violent Femmes, Smegma, and even joined the reconstituted Stooges for their reunion gigs and recordings. In 1999 he hooked up with Radon Ensemble, a free-rock collective helmed by Scott Nydegger and featuring members of Nequaquam Vacuum and Temple of Bon Matin. His new record, "Michigan and Arcturus," is a monster Their previous WFMU session on Brian Turner's program will soon be issued on Qbico Records.


Guest DJ R.A. the Rugged Man
Wednesday, April 19th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
The return of R.A. The Rugged Man and his Ultimate Hip-Hop Classics! Listen closely as R.A. hand picks his favorite cuts, talks about the stories behind the tracks and the artists. From the great response of the last time he was up, you will not be disappointed!


Mighty Sparrow Tribute, with special guest Van Dyke Parks
Wednesday, April 19th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

The Mighty Sparrow is the greatest calypsonian -- the Elvis, Sinatra, Lennon, and Dylan of calypso. "Birdie," as he is sometimes known, made his first recordings in 1956. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of a legendary career, guest co-host Lane Steinberg joins Irwin on Muriel's Treasure for a two-hour retrospective of Sparrow's first half-century. Part of the program will feature a live phone interview with arranger/composer Van Dyke Parks, who produced an album for Sparrow in the mid-1970s. In addition to recordings covering all decades, the tribute will feature a radio interview with Sparrow that aired in the UK in the late 1980s. At age 70, he still records and tours worldwide. Find out why no one disputes that, when it comes to crowning a King of Calypso, the unanimous choice is The Mighty Sparrow.


Freeform fill-in for JM in the AM
Wednesday, April 19th, 2006, 6am - 9am
on
Jason Elbogen's show

"Update on September 11 and Related Matters"
Tuesday, April 18th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #545 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Headquarters
Tuesday, April 18th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

New York's own Mod squad makes its way to WFMU for a set of sharp-dressed power pop.


Andrew Ross + Lawrence Joseph
Monday, April 17th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
NYU Professor of American Studies Andrew Ross discusses corporate flight and the lessons of free trade as explained in his latest book, "Fast Boat to China: Lessons from Shanghai".

ALSO: April is Poetry Month. Lawyer/poet Lawrence Joseph helps celebrate.


Sharron Kraus, with Alec K. Redfearn and Helena Espvall
Monday, April 17th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
A British songbird from the dark regions of psych, Sharron has a new album out with Christian Kiefer called "The Black Dove," which upholds the glorious English folk tradition of 'gloom and doom'. Christian can't make the current east coast tour, so Sharron will be playing the remaining shows together with Alec K. Redfearn on accordion and Helena Espvall of Espers on cello. They'll be at Pianos Monday evening, and on Irene's WFMU show just before it for an afternoon of gorgeous murder ballads and insect incest.


The Choke
Saturday, April 15th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The Choke is a New York City Punk n' Roll band dedicated to urban odes of lust, longing, and human desperation. Their sound filters soul, garage, and girl group influences through the raw attack of punk rock calling to mind bands like the The Bags, The Avengers crossed with the Shangri-Las crossed with the Dead Boys! The Choke is currently finishing its debut full-length LP with Tony Barber, bassist/producer of the legendary Buzzcocks, again behind the boards. This summer they will hit the road in the USA. Hear why THE CHOKE'S demo was in Terre T's Best Faves of 2005...


Listener James Tregaskis spins the hits!
Saturday, April 15th, 2006, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Gorilla Angreb
Thursday, April 13th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Gorilla Angreb hai from Denmark and are an early 80's style punk band. Think X, Avengers, Dils, Bags, and other bands from the classic Dangerhouse label. They're currently on tour with the Subhumans (UK).


Four Tet and Steve Reid
Thursday, April 13th, 2006, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Trouble welcomes one of her personal favorites from the spectacular world of lush electronica: Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet. Straight from visiting with Her Majesty the Queen of England, in regards to his recent knighthood: oops, that's actually another personal Welsh fave: Tom Jones. Anyway, Kieran is mixing it up live with legendary jazz master drummer Steve Reid. Although not Welsh, or a Knight, Steve Reid has drummed with some of the most fantastic music greats of our time, including Sun Ra, Miles Davis, James Brown, Fela, and Ornette Coleman. Listen in and feel the royalty.


The 45 King
Wednesday, April 12th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
If you don't know who 45 King is, then you don't know Queen Latifah, Jay Z, Eminem or countless other hip-hop notables. Just about every known rap artist has passed through the subway turnstile at his studio and walked out with a golden track. Tune in as The 45 King and Noah chat about music and play some sides.


Boots Riley of The Coup
Wednesday, April 12th, 2006, 2am - 6am
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Outspoken emcee/activist Boots Riley of longtime Oakland hip-hop group The Coup will speak on the inspiration behind the politically charged album "Pick A Bigger Weapon" that he and collaborator DJ Pam the Funkstress are about to release on Epitaph. The self-described communist will also offer his theories on such topics as "America's new slavery" and address the heated controversy surrounding the cover art to the Coup's September 2001 release "Party Music" which portrayed the Twin Towers burning after being attack.


Hans Grüsel's Kränkenkabinet
Tuesday, April 11th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on Bill Zurat's show

Imagine a post-apocalyptic nightmare world where mutated Hans Christian Andersen characters play noisy synthesizers stretched through an assortment of brain-bleeding sound effects and oscillators and you'll be halfway to comprehending Hans Grsel's Krnkenkabinet. This San Francisco outfit is set to release their new album "Happy as Pitch" following the two stunning albums that devastated these airwaves last year. Lucky for us, Hans has Gretel and Johan Livingston Grsel lending a hand during the performance. Be prepared for a rare opportunity to hear these Teutonic hellions twist your unadulterated synapses.


The Dark Brothers
Tuesday, April 11th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The Dark Brothers are a new band featuring New Jersey punk rock veterans led by Josh Silverman, probably best known from Bar/None recording artists Shirk Circus. Josh's last trip to WFMU was a few years ago as a solo artist on Trash, Twang, and Thunder, and expect this to be another raucous affair!


Trisha McLaughlin + Bettyann Kevles
Monday, April 10th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Artist Trisha McLaughlin talks about her latest body of work, Aquatecture, and historian of science and technology Bettyann Kevles talks about her latest book, Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space.


Nikolai Dunger
Monday, April 10th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

After being discovered while singing on a balcony in his home town of Pite in northern Sweden, Dunger gave up a promising career as a Swedish national soccer player and decided to pursue his passion for music. He has since recorded or toured with artists as varied as Soundtrack of Our Lives, Will Oldham, Calexico, and Sufjan Stevens. Nikolai has a new album on the Zoe Label and drops by the WFMU studios to play a few of his tunes.


Listener Ben McOsker on the wheels of veal
Saturday, April 8th, 2006, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

BonBomb
Thursday, April 6th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

BonBomb return to WFMU to present their complex & danceable punk with subtle political undertones. They have released two CDs; "The Sedated Nations" & "Is Who We Are And Right Now, We Are..." and are currently recording their 3rd.


TWO GUESTS: Brian Coleman & Boots from The Coup
Wednesday, April 5th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Brian Coleman is the author of 2005's "Rakim Told Me: Hip-Hop Wax Facts, Straight From The Original Artists. The '80s." In the past decade he has written for Scratch, Wax Poetics, XXL, and Complex. From 1995 through 2005 he was also the host of the popular "School Beats" and "Funk To The Folks" radio shows on WZBC 90.3 FM in Boston, MA. He is currently at work on Volume Two of his book series, focusing on classic albums from the 1990s. Fix the dial to hear Brian play some of his favorites and talk about his amazing book! Also appearing will be The Coup, who are one of the most respected groups in Hip-Hop for their diversity, live instrumentation, heavy funk, and political awareness. Debuting on the legendary Wild Pitch Records on 1993 and now on Epitaph Records, The Coup continue to enlighten minds and ear holes! Listen up as Boots comes by and chats with Noah & Brian Coleman!


Cake-a-Thon, Part II
Wednesday, April 5th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Join Kenny G for Cake-a-Thon Part 2 this Wednesday from 3-6 p.m., as he features yet another 100 + versions of Todd Colby's Cake [Download MP3] done by you, our listeners.


Tommy Boy Records retrospective with Tom Silverman
Wednesday, April 5th, 2006, 2am - 6am
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
What do Afrika Bambaataa, De La Soul, Queen Latifah, Coolio, Paris, and Digital Underground all have in common? They are among the countless acts that were signed to Tommy Boy Records. On the "Hip-Hop History" segment of this week's 'Bring That Beat Back' Tom Silverman, who set up the pioneering label 25 years ago, will talk with Billy Jam about his label's history and play music from Tommy Boy's extensive back-catalog.


Ex-Cocaine
Tuesday, April 4th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on
Bill Zurat's show
In town for the recent No Fun Fest, this heavy-folk duo from Montana will swing by the WFMU studios for a live set of their sedate noise, all of which is delivered on congas and a distorted electric guitar. You'll be utterly entranced by the band's sludgey-chill vibe, as also heard on their "Keep America Mellow" LP.


"Hell and High Water: Cartoongate and the Dubai Ports Controversy"
Tuesday, April 4th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #543 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Kelley Stoltz
Tuesday, April 4th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
San Francisco home-recording multi-instrumentalist Kelley Stoltz brings his special combination of psych rock, folk, blues, and improvised pop back to WFMU. His latest LP is called "Below the Branches". Last time he was here, he did Echo & the Bunnymen covers with Spiral Stairs, so who knows what'll happen this time.


Listener Sadie Stein
Saturday, April 1st, 2006, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour
Listener Sadie Stein brings you a solid hour in the retro-romance department!


Theo and the Skyscrapers
Thursday, March 30th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Theo and The Skyscrapers, featuring Theo Kogan, singer of the legendary Lunachicks, will perform live on WFMU in support of their new CD/DVD. They perform a hypnotic concoction of dark, new wave lazer punk. Blondie meets Slayer!


The Everydaybeats Crew
Wednesday, March 29th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
Centered in NYC, The Everydaybeats Crew is a team of six emcees and producers. Instilling their music with the essence and aesthetic of b-boy culture, they represent the next generation of independent hip hop with raw rhymes and that old boom bap.


Author Karen Schoemer
Wednesday, March 29th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

Author Karen Schoemer will discuss her new book, "Great Pretenders: My Strange Love Affair With '50s Pop Music." Far from being a definitive history of the genre, the book recounts Schoemer's personal odyssey to discover how creamy teen ballads of the late 1950s reflected her parents' marriage -- and how the music's fall from grace presaged their divorce. Schoemer is a former Pop Music critic for Newsweek, and wrote the book partly to refute the common hipster notion that white-bread hits of the '50s are worthless crap. Along the way, she interviewed Pat Boone, Patti Page, Connie Francis, and other pop idols of the '50s. Her journalist colleagues thought that writing such a book was a waste of time. Tune in and find out why Schoemer disagreed.


Daniel Johnston Documentarian Jeff Feuerzeig
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006, 8pm - 11pm
on The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling

Tom welcomes Jeff Feuerzeig - the award winning director of the amazing documentary THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON - to The Best Show On WFMU. Listen in as Jeff talks about the man behind the film, what it's like handing your life over to a movie, the finer points of producing a film with the drummer from Crime and more! THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON opens on March 31st at a theater near you.


The Old Codger fills in for Mac this evening
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006, 7pm - 8pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
The Codger is allowed to operate WFMU equipment because it functions on simple, ancient technological principles -- the concepts of ON and OFF. These concepts, though it's hard to believe, are older than The Codger. He'll play his usual motley mix of 78 rpm balderdash, and rankle listeners with his impertinent guff.


"Interview with Daniel Hopsicker - Catching up with the Boys in Florida"
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #542 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Th' Faith Healers
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
England's Faith Healers appeared on the scene in 1990, coming out of the same Too Pure label stable as kindred spirits Stereolab and PJ Harvey, whom some folks claimed the band fell somewhere between stylistically. While the Healers did share a pronouced leaning towards Kraut-like repetition and also had a strong female presence in vocalist Roxanne Stephen, they easily leave both in the dust in terms of sonic capability; fragile, tense melodies explode into total guitar chaos, basslines lumber like runaway trucks, and as soon as the songs regain some semblance of control, they lose it at the next drop of a hat. They split in 1994 but are amazingly back together for live shows in the USA in support of their recent Peel Sessions disc (Ba Da Bing Records), playing live North Six 3/27, the Mercury Lounge 3/29 and here on Brian's show.


Scott McCaughey
Tuesday, March 28th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Scott, the leader/culprit behind such beloved projects as the Young Fresh Fellows and the Minus 5, returns to WFMU to sing and talk and play some records. He's on tour with the Minus 5 supporting their new, self-titled album, which is quickly becoming known as "The Gun Album" due to its cover art. This description is based on hearsay since the record company did not send us the cover art, perhaps waiting for the firearms backround check results.


Edward Tenner & Simen Johan
Monday, March 27th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
The return of author and historian of technology Edward Tenner, this time to talk about Google, science education, and the emerging plagiosphere. Then photographer Simen Johan discusses his latest work, "Until the Kingdom Comes".


Hellenic Hoedown
Saturday, March 25th, 2006, 6pm - 8pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Three perspectives on music from Greece: Akis Perdikis, Athenian Rock and Roller gets us up to date on Greek indie rock and introduces his latest cd: "To Fronimo Paidi" ("The Well-Behaved Boy"); George Sempepos, Greek-American pop-hybridist (of Annabouboula fame) explores Greek music's give-and-take with the world, and Rob Weisberg, American guy who bought a bunch of CDs in Athens last summer, gets George and Akis to decipher the track listings!


Evan "Funk" Davies Fills in for Terre T
Saturday, March 25th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show

Listener John Scanlan steers the ship!
Saturday, March 25th, 2006, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Double Dagger
Thursday, March 23rd, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

Baltimore-based Double Dagger plays art rock for punk kids or punk rock for art kids, with a decided emphasis on the rock half of the equation. The trio employs a minimalist palette of bass, drums, vocals, and graphic design --- the moderately-successful results of which have led to Double Dagger playing at home and on the road with such bands as Black Eyes, Melt Banana, Lightning Bolt, The Buzzcocks, and Boyz II Men (seriously). Listen in while the band attempts to contain the confrontation, noisiness, and volume of its live shows within the studio at WFMU.


MC Lars
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah

Educated at Stanford and Oxford, this Brooklyn-based Post Punk Laptop rapper is a member of what he dubs the "iGeneration." Performing with his laptop and lyrics, Lars reaches out to a group born and raised in the time of the Ninja Turtles and cassette tapes. His newest album, "The Graduate" will be released in March. Tune in to check his tracks as well as what he's diggin'!


"Style Wars" producers Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant.
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006, 2am - 6am
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
The influential 1983 hip-hop documentary "Style Wars" introduced the world to the New York phenomenon of graffiti art and is directly responsible for making it as a global street art movement. Director Tony Silver and producer/photo-journalist Henry Chalfant talk with Billy Jam about making their pioneering film (with just camera), struggling to get it shown (it aired on PBS), the documentary's impact in the subsequent 23 years, and the new DVD version of "Style Wars." This week's Hip-Hop History segment begins at 4:20AM.


"Leaks"
Tuesday, March 21st, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #541 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Nikki Sudden
Monday, March 20th, 2006, 8pm - 11pm
on Mike L.'s show

The iconic guitarist, founding member of pre-punk greats the Swell Maps, one half of the Dylanesque acoustic duo the Jacobites, noted solo artist, and one of Mike's all-around musical heroes drops by the WFMU studios for a live session and chat.


Y.A.C.H.T, The Blow, E*Rock, & Bobby Birdman
Saturday, March 18th, 2006, 8pm - 10pm
on Orphan program

A fun filled night for Plug & Play as four guests on tour from the Pacific Northwest converge in WFMU studios. Bobby Birdman brings his smooth blend of electro crooning with Broze Own tourmate E*rock's dark lyrics and bad ass beats. The Girlz Nite Out tour gets rep'ed by Y.A.C.H.T.'s mega-retarded break cuts and The Blow's hyped dance jams as well as her intimate guitar serenades.


Love is All
Saturday, March 18th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, Love Is All stops by WFMU studios with a new album, "9 Times That Same Song" on What's Your Rupture? Love is All play scrappy, darkly happy pop utilizing keyboards and sax in an old school DIY way. Think of Love is All as a modern day counterpart to Kleenex, Essential Logic, X-Ray Spex, and Au Pairs!


Listener Eric Savage spins the platters that matter!
Saturday, March 18th, 2006, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour


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