Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Filmmaker James Spooner
Monday, June 12th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on The Speakeasy with Dorian

Bruce Bennett returns to talk film. Dorian and Bruce are joined by a special guest, filmmaker James Spooner (Afro-Punk), who is co-curator of the Afro-Punk weekend at BAM June 30 - July 4 .


David Garland
Monday, June 12th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Once described by The Village Voice as "a superb, crazily imaginative songwriter," David Garland has been releasing vocal albums since 1987 that are both beautiful and quirky. His voice is known in a completeley different context as a longtime radio host for WNYC. David reverses roles with Irene as her guest, singing and accompanying himself on 12-string guitar. Over the years David has organized various ensembles of unusual instruments to play his music, but recently he's wanted to see what might happen if he performs his unconventional songs conventionally. For this live in-studio performance beginning at 4 PM, David will present his newly devised, innovative performance format: guy with guitar.


Imaginary Icons
Saturday, June 10th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Based in NYC the IMAGINARY ICONS is a super-group of punk coolness with former of members of the SHOP FRONTS, TIE REDS and MHZ! These guys are one of Terre's favorite new NY bands right now as they are the perfect mix of punk and art, and of noise savagery, and intense sublime sounds. If you like Wire, Swell Maps, early Ultravox, Rocket from the Tombs or the Electric Eels you will love these guys! They're also at Maxwells that evening at 9:30 opening for Be Your Own Pet and Whirlwind Heat.


Listener Joe Mulligan spins the platters!
Saturday, June 10th, 2006, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Jon Auer of the Posies and Big Star
Tuesday, June 6th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Power pop perfectionist Jon Auer has just released his first solo album, "Songs From The Year of Our Demise." He returns to WFMU for an afternoon of live performance and interview. Jon even helped move WFMU's newly donated piano into Studio B. Tune in to find out if he made it through the incident unscathed!


Glenn Head
Monday, June 5th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Renowned comics artist Glenn Head visits the studios to talk about his latest project, HOTWIRE Comix and Capers, which he edited and features works by artists Tony Millionaire, Carol Swain, Danny Hellman, and many others.


Jesse Sparhawk
Monday, June 5th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

As a multi-instrumentalist/composer specializing in harp (not harmonica), guitar, electric bass, and mandolin, while dipping his toes into anything with keys, strings, or skins, Jesse has toured nationally and internationally as accompanist and band member with Greg Weeks, Timesbold, and Marissa Nadler. Besides this, Sparhawk is an amazing guitarist, highlighted on his solo guitar album, "Palmaria Palmata." A second about-to be released volume of the Imaginational Anthem will feature his original composition "Light Cycle / Tetrahedra." The compilation is set for release on Tompkins Square Records. Jesse comes by WFMU to wow us with a live performance.


The Woes + Lisa Li-Lund + Jib Kidder
Saturday, June 3rd, 2006, 8pm - 10pm
on Orphan program

The fog over the swamp is too thick to see, but you can hear a banjo faintly through the crickets. The cries of a horn and moans of an organ begin to swirl around you. Suddenly, the sharp growl of Osei Essed cuts through the mist to reveal the mud you are sinking in. There's no use fighting it.

Little sister Lisa Li-Lund does the Herman-Dune name proud. Sweetly sung songs dance over guitars and turn the grasses greener for you to lay in.

Jib Kidder's pop askew, acoustic parades, digital drell, and gamelan crunk are all in the big bag of musical tricks. Voted "Most Likely" by Readers Digest.


Goran Bregovic
Saturday, June 3rd, 2006, 6pm - 8pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
As a guitarist with the massively popular Yugoslav rock band Bijelo Dugme ("White Button") in his youth, Bregovic has created a second career writing and orchestrating Balkan/Gypsy-flavored music for films, notably Emir Kusturica's "Time of the Gypsies" (1989) and "Underground" (1995). Sometimes he's brought his musical lives together - as when he teamed up Iggy Pop with a Gypsy brass band for Kusturica's 1993 film "Arizona Dreams". In concert, Bregovic has been presenting massive Gypsy brass extravaganzas in Europe for several years. But he will be making his New York debut - along with 42 musicians including a Serbian brass band, a classical string ensemble, a choir, and Gypsy and Bulgarian vocalists - at the Lincoln Center Festival at Avery Fisher Hall on July 13. Tune in this evening for a preview.


Listener Fatty Jubbo steers the mothership this morning
Saturday, June 3rd, 2006, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Lethal Aggression
Thursday, June 1st, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

This snotty skate-thrash band from Jersey released their first demo in 1985 and played now-legendary shows with the likes of Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, and D.R.I. They managed to squeak out a couple of seven inch records and the "Life is Hard... But that's No Excuse at All" LP. Twenty years later, Lethal Aggression is back with original front man John Saltz fronting a tight new lineup featuring members of In Defiance and Payback. The band is touring this summer in support of the re-release of their LP.


Osaka Popstar vocalist John Cafiero
Wednesday, May 31st, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

Osaka Popstar vocalist John Cafiero joins Irwin for a chat'n'spin session on Wednesday May 31. John, a longtime WFMU listener, just released his first album, Osaka Popstar and the American Legends of Punk. His "legendary" backing band features Marky Ramone, Ivan Julian (of Richard Hell and the Voidoids), Dez Cadena (of Black Flag) and Jerry Only (of the Misfits). Besides originals, the band recorded re-punked versions of X-Ray Spex and Richard Hell tunes, as well as anime themes and covers of Daniel Johnston and the Kids of Widney High. John admits to being musically schooled by WFMU's free-form offerings, and he'll DJ an hour of favorites, along with Osaka Popstar album tracks.


"Moonlighting" and "Update on the Formula and the Standard-I.G. Agreement of 1929"
Tuesday, May 30th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Parts #551and 552 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


John Schooley & His One-Man Band
Tuesday, May 30th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Guitar across his lap, foot on the kick drum, and harp 'round his neck, Schooley is ready to school you on the blues. John has led the legenadary Revelators (Crypt Records) and the Hard Feelings (Sympathy for the Record Industry) but lately has been going at it alone. Tune in for a taste of the immense ruckus he can whip up all by his lonesome.


THREE BANDS: Ecstatic Sunshine, Ponytail, and Dan Deacon
Saturday, May 27th, 2006, 8pm - 10pm
on Orphan program

Ecstatic Sunshine create colors and lights from two guitars into super prisms reflecting and refracting into all the best sounds everywhere forever.

Ponytail = jumping jumping jumping! Invisible guitars and astral projected voices across the desert. Science revealed to Ponytail the most awesome noise anyone can handle before brain explosion and they push the threshold.

Dan Deacon is a man, a microphone, and all of the best and worst emotions electronically converted into thumping waveforms. It's a party for all of the best beasts. Laughing, crying, and dancing - this is the music in your heart.


The Rat Traps
Saturday, May 27th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

The Rat Traps are a crazed, raw brother & sister trio hailing from Tennessee comprising members of Jeffrey Novak's One Man Band, the Reatards, the Oblivians, and Dutch Masters! They play killer, blistering punk Americana style, calling to mind the best releases from the Dangerhouse label circa 1978! Prepare yourselves to be suitably blown away by their belligerent and scorching guitars, thrashy drums, and astounding shouts and shrieks!


Listener Tony Rettman on the one and two
Saturday, May 27th, 2006, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

Stephen Christian (smc)
Wednesday, May 24th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
If you're looking for Stephen Christian (smc), you can usually find his name in the pages of international style bibles like Lodown, Dazed + Confused, Anthem, and i-D or lending his services to top indie record companies like Warp, Lex, and BBE. While all this would seem to keep one busy, he still manages to throw parties, DJ around the globe, and hatch plans for his own limited edition 12" label. Expect some Rammellzee rarities, drum machine-driven weirdo rap, and Parisian thug bizness. Seriously.


Moondog 90th Birthday Tribute with Robert Scotto
Wednesday, May 24th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

He was blind, dressed in ancient Viking regalia, and slept on 6th Avenue during the 1950s. And he was a musical genius. Irwin and guest Robert Scotto pay tribute to the majestic Moondog from noon to 1 pm on May 24, two days before what would have been the late musician's 90th birthday. Hear recordings from the 1950s to the 1990s. Strange sounds and exotic beauty by one of the most underappreciated American composers of the 20th century. He recorded with animals, self-made instruments, and tugboat horns. He composed percussion pieces, chamber music, and works for 25 saxophones. Moondog wasn't "sort of like" anybody -- he was an original. Guest Robert Scotto, an assistant professor of literary studies at Baruch College, is writing the first full-length biography of Moondog.


"Going Native"
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #550 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


The Guilty Hearts
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Two generations of L.A. punk rock join forces to for the explosive Guilty Hearts, featuring former members of Blood on the Saddle and the Rippers.


Kate T. Williamson
Monday, May 22nd, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
The author of "A Year in Japan" stops by the Speakeasy with Dorian.


White Light
Monday, May 22nd, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Last May, guitarist Peter Biedermann debuted his psych-electronic trio White Light on Irene's show. They've had a major upheaval in the form of the passing of Peter's son, Colin, the driving light behind the percussion/electronics and much of the compositional elements of the band. White Light is carrying on with original member Jim Stagnitto on trumpet, flugelhorn, keyboards, and laptop electronics. The retooled outfit features the addition of rhythm meister Steve Meltzer, the only drummer Biedermann says has the electronic and improvisational sensibilities that would fit the new ensemble. They'll bring a little outer space to WFMU's performance studio this afternoon.


Marzipan Marzipan
Monday, May 22nd, 2006, 9am - Noon
on
Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie
Marzipan Marzipan is a soft-noise lo-fi disco-dance country-swing crossover experiment, and Zelda Panda IS Marzipan Marzipan! Based in Berlin, she is also a DJ and visual artist, but when she is Marzipan Marzipan, she plays toy keyboards, old drum machines, electric guitar, loops, and effects to accompany herself singing witty originals and surprising covers. She loves Hank Williams, Ciccone Youth, Giant Sand, and Ringo Starr, likes singing old song lyrics to accompaniment very different from the original, and comes on like a solo coffee house Stereo Total.


TWO BANDS: Drop the Lime and Mathhead
Saturday, May 20th, 2006, 8pm - 10pm
on Orphan program

Drop the Lime offers bad ass beats making fights on the dancefloor. But not some wack 'Westside Story' coreographed sissy stuff. This is real deal fists and bass thug battle. Knuck if you buck!

Mathhead doesn't drop it like it's hot, he throws it DOWN and tears it UP, son! Bass dirty to the point of sickness with beats flipping back over ninjas' heads make Mathhead's the most lethal of dances.


Times New Viking
Saturday, May 20th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T

Columbus Ohio's, Times New Viking are a young trio playing pop songs coated with equal parts punk and art noise. Their excellent album from 2005, 'Dig Yourself,' was produced by Mike Rep, (the lo-fi mastermind behind Guided by Voices "Propeller" album). Times New Viking's sound is perhaps best described as a collision of "fly-in-the-bug zapper" guitars, trashed-out drums, and tremulous keys played with tons of energy. It actually sounds like an exact cross between a 90s era Siltbreeze noise band and utterly simple, teenage garage punk. Alastair Galbraith meets the Alarm Clocks or early Modern Lovers? Tune in and decide!


Listener Kevin Seamon's "Hour of Distraction and Extinction"
Saturday, May 20th, 2006, 9am - 10am
on
The Listener Hour

The Extras, Inc.
Thursday, May 18th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on Pat Duncan's show

The Extras, Inc. have been playing together for almost 2 and a half years, delivering a mixture of punk, rock, and pop sounds. Husker Du, Dinosaur Jr., and Replacements references abound...


Critical Madness
Wednesday, May 17th, 2006, 11pm - 2am
on
Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah
The duo hails from Central Florida, and has been winning numerous live battles for quite some time. Their debut single "Amendement" with Sabac Red of Non Phixion is out now. Tune in as Critical Madness wreck shop!


Guest DJ Richard Gehr
Wednesday, May 17th, 2006, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

Journalist Richard Gehr will spin calypso and chat about the music as Irwin's guest programmer on Muriel's Treasure, Wednesday May 17. For over two decades, Gehr has written about international music for countless publications, including the Los Angeles Reader and Spin -- at both of which he held editorial posts -- as well as for the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Musician, and Blender. Gehr closed out the previous millennium by co-authoring The Phish Book, and began the current one as Sonicnet.com's World Music Editor. He now serves as eMusic's World Music and Reggae columnist, and continues to energetically freelance from polyethnic Brooklyn.


"The Pan-Turkist Movement, the Underground Reich and the Earth Island"
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #549 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series.


David Tibet of Current 93
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

As the center of Current 93 and as a very frequent contributor to Steven Stapleton's Nurse With Wound, David Michael Tibet has defined himself as one of the most enigmatic figures to grace England's modern day experimental music, art and literature scenes. Starting in 1985, C93 emerged from the movement that put wind in the sails of peers like Coil and Psychic TV, but has evolved on its own over the years to a much more emotional song-based tradition while Tibet still continues to be a master of apocalyptic imagery. He's also a longtime friend of WFMU who thrives on sharing and consuming eclectic music of all kinds, and in this rare radio interview with Brian he will be doing that at length. Tune in to hear some of David's favorite esoteric records and an overview of the long history of Current 93 including music from the brand new "Black Ships Ate the Sky" record (which features vocal contributions from friends like Marc Almond, Shirley Collins, Antony and more).


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 Grüsel's Kränkenkabinet. 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 Grüsel lending a hand during the performance. Be prepared for a rare opportunity to hear these Teutonic hellions twist your unadulterated synapses.



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