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Seed Stock Records, Guest-DJ appearance #3
Wednesday, April 2nd, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Coming up on My Castle of Quiet's April Fool's Day 4/1-4/2 program, our third guest-DJ appearance from RB of Seed Stock Records. Like your host, but even more so, RB brings an excess of material for the 3-hr. allotment, and is an avid, maniacal collector of black metal—obscure cassettes, demos, vinyl, CDs, and CDrs—released by artists from the genre's regional enclaves worldwide, all assembled from his personal collection. In the past, these stints have been wildly popular with WFMU and MCoQ listeners, and I have learned over time that our guest has no trouble whatsoever filling out a three-hour program, so while we might hear a *few* of my own selections, designed to fit this night's particular mold, the programming will be largely meticulously assembled by RB of Seed Stock, the label having proven itself to be a clearing house for the most-select rarities and idiosyncratic oddities of metal's much-maligned stepchild of a sub-genre, constantly pressuring its own boundaries. So have your ears pricked, and your recorders ready, for this third installment of the most outlandish and comprehensive view of black metal that the global community has to offer. That's Tuesday night (4/1), Wednesday a.m. (4/2), midnight-3.


Nandas
Tuesday, April 1st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
This weekend we are joined by the brand new Nandas from New York City. Nandas have a completely unique sound of dissonant punk with a mess of guitar, snarled drunk lady vocals, simple but direct bass lines, and mid tempo drumming. Catch them before the rest of the world does.


James and the Ultrasounds
Tuesday, April 1st, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

James Godwin has been holding down the bottom with precision as touring bassist for such Memphis acts as Jack Oblivian and John Paul Keith but now steps out front to lead his own band. James' self-recorded 2013 release, Lovers and Ghosts, captures a gritty lo-fi mix of the Memphis sounds we all know and love - garage rock, soul, pop. With nearly two years of solid playing with the band under his belt, James is ready to unleash new material that he says will feature a "broader spectrum of musical ideas, done in more of a live setting with the full band, as opposed to me tracking alone with tall cans of beer,and no one to tell me if what I'm doing sucks or not."


Extreme Animals
Tuesday, April 1st, Midnight - 3am
on Nat Roe

NY's mish-mash of Steve Vai shreddage, "Live Strong" bracelets, net art and Monster Energy Drinks will pay Nat Roe's program a visit for a live session, DJ set and interview. Some may know of the group through Jacob Ciocci's Paperrad zines or the amazing DJ stylings of @George_Costanza. extremeanimals.biz has the lowdown!


Overlake
Monday, March 31st, Midnight - 3am
on
Therese's show
Back in the late '80s and early '90s, did you stay up late on Sunday nights to watch 120 Minutes? It's a fair bet that the members of NJ's Overlake did as well and they've brought their love of bands like My Bloody Valentine or Ride to the 21st century. Killing Horse Records will release their debut album 'Sighs' on April 15th. See them live at the Lamp Post in Jersey City on 4/5 or at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick on 4/18. Or stay up late on Sunday and hear them live on Therese's show.


Farewell to the Harry Partch Collection? + Joe Frank's "At the Border"
Wednesday, March 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Harry Partch called himself "a philosophic music-man seduced into carpentry." His legendary instruments were designed and built by the eccentric composer's own hands over a 40 year period, from the mid-1930s to Partch's death in 1974. Since then his instruments have had a half-dozen homes on both U.S coasts. In 1999, they were relocated to Montclair State University, in New Jersey, where they were maintained under the custodianship of former Partch colleague Dean Drummond. However, Drummond passed away in 2013, leaving the collection in limbo. The college has made clear it does not want the Partch instrumentarium, so after this June the collection will be headed elsewhere. Right now, there is no elsewhere. Charles Corey, Director of the Harry Partch Institute, will appear on Irwin's program on Weds. March 26 to discuss the instruments, play Partch recordings, and solicit help from the Partch community. On April 22, Corey will direct Partch's complete "Hobo Opera" The Wayward at Carnegie Hall. It could be the last time Partch's instruments appear onstage in New York.

One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. March 26th we'll air "At the Border," from Joe's WORK IN PROGRESS series. Joe offers philosophical reflections in the form of questions, stories, and absurd dreamlike experiences. Whatever doesn't kill you, makes you stronger, said Nietzsche. But, Joe points out, whatever doesn't kill you, can leave scars. Joe also ruminates about a 19th century Russian religious sect, "The Hole Worshippers," who exalted the emptiness left by God's absence.


Chris T. at the Meadowlands Flea
Tuesday, March 25th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Spend an hour hunting for bargains with Chris T. at the area’s largest ongoing flea market, the New Meadowlands Market. Chris introduces you to some of the shoppers and vendors who keep the market alive and shares tips and tricks for getting the price you want without causing offense.


Boogarins
Tuesday, March 25th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Boogarins is a group of teens from Goiânia, Brazil who are making serious waves in the psych rock scene after the release of their debut LP, "As Plantas Que Curam," on the Other Music Recording Co. and on cassette via Burger Records. See them at Glasslands, March 25, at SXSW and the Austin Psych Fest among other places.


Silent Girlfriend
Tuesday, March 25th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nat Roe
Oakland based Industrial whiz Natalee Decker puts on an amazing live show, but has never before recorded most of her amazing music -- she'll be laying the tracks down on Nat Roe's radio program.


Thou
Sunday, March 23rd, 9am - 11am
on Imaginary Radio with Chris M.

NOLA sludge metal gods make their debut on WFMU! Expect epic heaviness as the prolific and hard-touring THOU make a brief pit stop in the WFMU studios just long enough to destroy all your faces. Catch them on the 22nd in Island Park and the 23rd in both New Brunswick and Brooklyn!


Frank London & Lewis Kahn talk Judeo-Latin Music + a visit with Chinese fiddle master Guo Gan
Saturday, March 22nd, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
First, Frank London (Klezmatics, Frank London Klezmer-Brass All Stars, etc.) and Lewis Kahn (Fania All-Stars, Orchestra Harlow, etc.) talk about the long-running love affair between Jewish musicians and Latin music. Lewis is among many special guests participating in Sunday afternoon's big Town Hall concert, "The Klezmatics Present Havana Nagila".

Later, we meet Guo Gan, master of the erhu - the Chinese spike fiddle. Guo plays plenty of traditional music, but he's no purist - he's also featured on Chinese pop records and has collaborated with everyone from French world music band Lo'Jo to classical piano great Lang-Lang. Guo is in town to perform solo and in yet another cross-genre collaboration - with the Helen Sung Jazz Trio - this Tuesday evening at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall.


Rachel Lichtman, director of Boyce & Hart: The Guys Who Wrote 'Em
Wednesday, March 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Rachel Lichtman, the director, co-writer AND co-producer of Boyce & Hart: The Guys Who Wrote 'Em stops by the WFMU studios for a chat with EFD. They'll be talking all about this nearly-completed documentary about the songwriters behind many of The Monkees' biggest hits (among other songs) who also wrote and recorded one of the greatest songs ever. "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight." It's the next best thing to seeing the documentary itself, which you can't do right now anyway. Tune in Wednesday night at 9pm (EDT); Rachel Lichtman will be on at 9:30!


Episode #16: Part of Me
Wednesday, March 19th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Why Oh Why? with Andrea Silenzi
Eavesdropping on intimate moments between couples. Audrey gets drunk and asks her boyfriend to do her a very special favor -- when she dies, will he eat her ashes? And Laura sits down with her partner Danny to discuss her tame-yet-ungoogleable fetish.


Rogue States Special
Wednesday, March 19th, 7pm - 10pm
on
Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Gary Sullivan's Bodega Pop Live is going rogue, spinning music from Belarus, Burma, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria & Zimbabwe! Pop, funk, folk, rap, disco and "Dear God, what was that?!?" from the Axis of Evil, Beyond the Axis of Evil and the Outposts of Tyranny.


The Old Codger fills in for Antique Phonograph Music Program
Tuesday, March 18th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
WFMU's Old Codger is a quasi-life force fueled by steamed cabbage, gutter-plucked cigar stubs, and petty grievances. He brings his character portfolio — along with a stack of 78 rpm records — to the airwaves when he fills in for Mac's Antique Phonograph Hour on Tuesday, March 18 from 8:00 to 9:00pm (Eastern). Tune in and hear this Fossil Fool flood the airwaves with surface noise and incoherent rants.


Does Anyone Remember Laughter?!
Tuesday, March 18th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
On Aerial View Tuesday night Chris T. is seeking stories about the first, the best, the worst and the rest of the big stadium shows you've seen.


Graham Duff presents Dreamhouse Girls
Monday, March 17th, 7pm - 8pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Graham is an actor, producer and screenwriter. He created the TV comedy shows ‘Ideal’, ’Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible’ and ‘Hebburn’. For radio he’s written the long running sci-fi sit-com ‘Nebulous’ and the comedy drama ‘Stereonation’. As a script editor, he’s edited seven series of Radio 4's Sony award winning ‘Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show’ as well as the recent Alan Partridge movie ‘Alpha Papa’. He’s also a part time DJ and full time music obsessive.


So Brown
Monday, March 17th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

For her debut album, "Point Legere, So Brown returned to the hidden peninsula outside Mobile Alabama it was named for. She found inspiration for the songs surrounded by the tall pines and a brackish river in the area her family has lived for four generations. Brown recently relocated to Red Hook, Brooklyn and recorded the album live to tape, which gives the songs the feeling of playing with friends on a back porch. So Brown and her bassist drops by WFMU to play some of Point Legere live and chat about it.


Perfume Area
Saturday, March 15th, 9pm - Midnight
on Hello Children with Faye

The first ever radio reading of perfume reviews from Laurel Schwulst and Sydney Shen's lyrical fragrance review blog, "Perfume Area." Sydney Shen is an artist, photographer, and editor of the erotic print magazine Beauty Today. Laurel Schwulst is an artist, designer, and person at Beautiful Company.


WFMU broadcasting live from Beerland in Austin, Texas
Saturday, March 15th, 2pm - 6:40pm
on
Live Broadcasts and Special Events
WFMU returns once again to Austin, Texas during the annual SXSW Festival for a daytime party at Beerland! on Saturday, March 15th at 2pm Eastern (1pm Central for those in town) with a dynamite nonstop afternoon of beer-and-BBQ fueled rock! On tap: Protomartyr, Buck Biloxi and The F***s, Spray Paint, Obnox, Guerilla Toss, and Pampers! Liz Berg and Brian Turner will be hosting the broadcast live from the club, which is at 711 Red River in central Austin. It's not an official SXSW event, so no badges, but the best part is that it's FREE to the public, so those in town for the festival should get there early, or tune in to WFMU.


Bobby Hart of "Boyce & Hart"
Saturday, March 15th, 11am - 2pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Bobby Hart who as a producer, performer and songwriter had a hand in a string of hits including "Come a Little Bit Closer," "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone," "Hurt So Bad," "(Theme from) The Monkees" and "Last Train to Clarksville!"


Max Blumenthal
Thursday, March 13th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Guardian and many other publications. While he's well known as a political writer, he also has some deep crates in jazz, soul, funk, and hip hop and will be sharing them on Nickel and Dime radio Wednesday from Midnight to 3am.


He's Not Into Any Of Us with Guest Holly Wood
Wednesday, March 12th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Why Oh Why? with Andrea Silenzi
If you're a woman trying to date today, you've probably experienced this situation over and over again. This isn't a date. Let's just keep things casual. If you say the wrong thing or text too often, you might scare him away. PhD Researcher Holly Wood has been studying this phenomenon -- and it's not your fault. Her research is showing that guys under 30 in major cities aren't that hungry for relationships.

It's not that he's just not that into you. He's not into any of us.


Elysian Fields + Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Three Shingles"
Wednesday, March 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Singer Jennifer Charles and guitarist Oren Bloedow present a duo edition of their band Elysian Fields on Irwin's show, Weds. March 12, at 3:15pm (Eastern). The band just released FOR HOUSE CATS AND SEA FANS, their ninth full-length album. HOUSE CATS features guest appearances by Contortions saxophonist James Chance, J.G. Thirlwell, and John Medeski, as well the band's customary all-star sidemen (and cover art by John Lurie). The full band will host a record release concert at Rough Trade NYC on Saturday, March 22.

One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. March 12th we'll air "Three Shingles," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. At a Halloween costume party, Joe meets a cynical young woman dressed as Jesus, but she denies being in costume. They discuss her relationship with her Holy Father, then set off by car for places unknown. While she tries to overcome his innate skepticism, Joe doesn't know whether to accept her sacrament or seduce her.


Behind the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia
Tuesday, March 11th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. creates an annual tradition when he again goes "Behind the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia" tonight on Aerial View. Billy Jam, DJ Keili, Pat Byrne and Dennis Diken discuss their part in WFMU's annual musical Marathon Finale. Hear their songs (and a few others) and learn what it takes to put it all together.


Sake Sommelier Hiromi Iuchi
Monday, March 10th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today discuss the Sport of Purebred Drinking with sake sommelier Hiromi Iuchi, vice president of Kuramoto US, Inc. Ms. Iuchi will explain cold sake, hot sake, and sake cocktails. We say "Sake it to me!" on Monday's Sportsy Talk.


The WFMU Marathon Finale with the Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia (Video Feed)
Sunday, March 9th, 7pm - Midnight
on Marathon Finale
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
WFMU finishes off our 2014 Marathon with a drunken live band karaoke party! Your favorite DJs take the stage and belt out their version of the hits, backed by the infamous Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia. Mistakes will be made! Don't miss out!


Pseu and DIane: Webcam Special: Marathon Monster Makeover with Mask Making Master Mike Melillo!
Friday, March 7th, 9pm - Midnight
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Nerd alert! A terrifying transformation will take place during Pseu's 3-hour fundraiser this week, so pledge and prepare to be amazed, live from WFMU's studio B!


Pledge to make Joe McGasko curse a blue streak!
Thursday, March 6th, 2pm - 4pm
on
Matt Fiveash (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
On Matt Fiveash's week 2 Marathon show on the non-FCC-regulated Give The Drummer Radio stream, Matt's co-host Joe McGasko, WFMU's VP in charge of swag and the nicest, least potty-mouthed guy around, will say swear words that he can't say on the air for pledges of $50 or more. Tune in and pledge to hear Joe use "motherf****r", "c**ksuc*er", and other favorites in exciting phrases specially designed for this one-of-a-kind web radio event. You're really going to enjoy this bulls**t.


Chris T with Dennis Diken
Tuesday, March 4th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. celebrates Fat Tuesday and talks favorite drummers on a special Marathon edition of Aerial View with guest MC drummer extraordinaire Dennis Diken of The Smithereens!


Joe Belock with Matt Fiveash
Tuesday, March 4th, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Dress the DJ
Monday, March 3rd, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Monday, March 3, on Sportsy Talk, we're playing DRESS THE DJ on a live video stream! The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today welcomes DJ Kelly and Former Cohost Jay as we dress and undress Jim the Poet like a blow-up doll, changing his little sportsy outfits in exchange for pledges of support for WFMU. Listen! WATCH! And Pledge.


"You're not off the Hook, Mister!" with Miss Danielle, Monica and Pseu, on video!
Friday, February 28th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Pseu's Thing With A Hook (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Pseu Thing With a Hook presents "You're not off the Hook, Mister!" with Miss Danielle. Miss Danielle has no patience, and no time for listener nonsense. She's all business and all of 21. Which is how many finger wags, sneers and spankings you're in for if you don't do as she instructs and support freeform radio during Pseu's shift with co-host Monica tonight!


Julie and AmEdeo
Thursday, February 27th, 3am - 6am
on
Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Yo La Tengo plays requests in exchange for pledges, with Evan and Gaylord Fields
Wednesday, February 26th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
It's an annual WFMU Marathon tradition! Yo La Tengo plays requests in exchange for pledges live on the Evan "Funk" Davies show, with co-host Gaylord Fields. Pledge $100 and have your request ready to fire! You can use this link to submit your pledge and song request in advance. We'll be hosting a live video stream of the performance at wfmu.org, but the show won't be archived, so don't miss out!


George Harrison Karaoke with Marathon Co-Host Andrea
Tuesday, February 25th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Celebrate George Harrison’s birthday Tuesday on a special Marathon edition of Aerial View with George Harrison Karaoke! Call in (after you pledge) and sing along to George Harrison backing tracks, with the Beatles and without. Chris welcomes guest MC Andrea Silenzi of “Why Oh Why?” as they both seek monetary love for talk radio on WFMU.


Todd-o-Phonic Todd is Joe Belock's Co-Host for Fundraising Marathon 2014
Tuesday, February 25th, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Yvonne & Stan Take you Through the Early Morning Fundraising Hours
Tuesday, February 25th, 3am - 6am
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with DJ Stashu

Nat Roe and John Allen Need Your Help. In a good way.
Tuesday, February 25th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nat Roe

Dan B and Rob W Round Out the First Whole Day of WFMU's Fundraising Marathang
Monday, February 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Airborne Event

Bethany is Joined by Kurt G for the Purpose of WFMU Feeding
Monday, February 24th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker

Vicki and Pseu Do the Do or DIY Fundraiser
Monday, February 24th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Do or DIY with People Like Us

Haiku You! with Bronwyn C and Jim the Poet
Monday, February 24th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
HAIKU YOU! The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today invites their Listeners to become one with Wes Welker and all the other Denver Broncos and all the Seattle Seahawks by receiving a personal haiku from Jim the Poet and Bronwyn C. Every Listener who pledges $75 or more support to Sportsy Talk on Monday, February 24, will get a haiku written especially for them and read on-air, on the spot. Join us as we 5-7-5 for dollars, Monday on Sportsy Talk!


It's Battling Scotts! Scott Williams and Scott McDowell Steer the WFMU Fundraising Ship Today.
Monday, February 24th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show

Jim Price and Kurt G do the shortest marathon show in history today
Monday, February 24th, 3pm - 3:01pm
on
Jim Price's show

Irene and Julie Bring in the Cash for the 2014 Fundraiser
Monday, February 24th, Noon - 3pm
on
Irene Trudel's show

Liz is cojoined this morning by Station Manager Ke
Monday, February 24th, 9am - Noon
on
Liz Berg's show

Frank is joined this AM by Co-Host PGB
Monday, February 24th, 6am - 9am
on
(More Than A Few) Exciting Moments with Frank O'Toole

Live Video on amEdeo's show!
Monday, February 24th, 3am - 6am
on amEdeo's show
(on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
amEdeo is joined by fellow DJ Amanda, wrestling superstar Bobby Blayze, and an assortment of friends for his first marathon fundraiser show of 2014. Will they succeed in reaching their fundraising goal, or will two-bit dillweed Sweet Daddy Longlegs have his way with WFMU and amEdeo's timeslot?! Tune in live and find out!


Richard Baskin
Saturday, February 22nd, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael chats with singer, songwriter, film director and music producer Richard Baskin about his work as Music Supervisor on the soundtrack to Robert Altman's seminal 1975 film "Nashville."


Put The Needle On The Three Guest DJs Pt 2 with Illtech Thecutter, Loop Skywalker, and DJ Halo
Friday, February 21st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the second installment in his new monthly hip-hop guest DJ series Billy Jam will be joined by UK producer/DJ Loop Skywalker, San Diego based Arizona turntablist Illtech Thecutter, and Oakland, CA based Connecticut DJ/producer Halo of Fake Four/Future Shock fame - each of whom will do 20 minute mixes.


Jeff Olson
Thursday, February 20th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Jeff "Oly" Olson, first drummer for Trouble as well as being a founding member of Retro Grave, keyboardist for Victor Griffin's In~Graved, proprietor of Upland Recording, and drummer for The Skull will guest on the PEER PRESSURE segment of Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine. Jeff is launching his own beer in the weeks to come, so besides having a killer song list, listeners will be able to inquire about ALL that he is up to. He'll be live, so questions for Jeff can be posted on the interactive playlist!


Nancy
Tuesday, February 18th, 7pm - 8pm
on Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea

Tune in this week for a live set and interview from Nancy, a criminally underrated garage band from Brooklyn. Nancy is a rock and roll fairy tale of two young boys who met at summer camp in the Midwest, who both had mothers named Nancy, and ended up in Brooklyn sharing a basement, a band, and a dream! Classic Ramones worship two piece with dueling nasal vocals, in the vein of contemporary heroes The Spits, Nobunny, and King Tuff. Make sure you check this session out so you can say you remember them from way back when.


Move It On Over
Tuesday, February 18th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Since I first saw Southern California I've harbored a desire to move there. The place put the zap on my head. I found myself, like so many others, seduced by the weather, the topography, the architecture, the history, the stars and the laid back feel. With the way the Winter of 2013 - 2014 has been playing out here in New Jersey, I'd grab the wife and everything important to us and head out there tomorrow. Life, of course, is no longer that easy. Picking up and relocating - especially across the country - is a major life change. But I have friends who've done it, who've left the Northeast and gone to Seattle, to Portland, to Los Angeles, to New Orleans. And they're not coming back. It got me thinking. Those of you who have relocated: How difficult was it? Do you regret it or is it the best thing you've ever done? How far away did you move? And for the rest of us: Are you still in the same general area where you were born? If you were to relocate, where would you go? And what are some reasons for staying put (please don't say "snow")? Joining me by phone from the City of Angels is my relocated friend, Kaz.


Westminster Dog Show Winner
Monday, February 17th, 6pm - 7pm
on Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim

Our Very Special Guest will be Dr. Alton Pertuit, of Fyrewyre Kennels, breeder of Sky (GCH Afterall Painting the Sky), Best in Show winner of this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and #1 purebred dog in the country in 2013. Dr. Pertuit will help us figure out how showing dogs can be a sport, since it doesn't involve large men on steroids (that we know of). Join The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today as they discuss dogs with this delightful Southern gentleman. Also, here's the FyreWyre website. Why do ALL dog breeders put music on their websites? Maybe we'll ask Dr. Pertuit!


Dom La Nena
Monday, February 17th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Brazilian Born cellist and singer Dom La Nena creates stunningly intricate, beautifully minimalistic songs, providing her own accompaniment with the aid of some well chosen loop pedals. That independent spirit has helped Dom create a career and two albums, world-traveling to find the experiences she needed to create her music. In advance of a gig at Joe's Pub on February 26th, Dom La Nena plays live for Irene's show.


Julianna Barwick
Monday, February 17th, 9am - Noon
on Liz Berg's show

Experience the gorgeous, ethereal, and otherworldly sounds of Julianna Barwick! Her 2013 album, "Nepenthe," made it to Liz's top picks of the year list, and for good reason. Glacially beautiful vocal and instrumental loops build and swirl, goosebumps rise, and suddenly you find yourself reflecting in the church of an alternate universe. Don't miss Julianna's February 12th show at an actual church, Our Lady of Lebanon in Brooklyn.


Bill Kouligas
Sunday, February 16th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Daniel Blumin's show
PAN, a Berlin-based record label founded by musician and visual artist Bill Kouligas, has put out a steady stream of übergreat titles since its inception in 2008. The label has a wide-angle aesthetic with a roster that includes some of today's finest practitioners of electronic, experimental, and dance music. PAN has been a home to Sensate Focus, Heatsick, Rashad Becker, and Ghédalia Tezartès to name but a few favorites. Tune in as Bill swings by on his first visit to WFMU to chat about the label, play some upcoming releases and guest DJ up a slew of favorites of Arcadic proportions!


TSP in India Part 1: Field Recordings and new music from Rajasthan
Saturday, February 15th, 6pm - 9pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Tune in to hear some of the music and sounds the trusty TSP mobile recording unit captured on Rob's recent trip to Rajasthan in northwest India: from traditional Thar desert sounds to a wedding brass parade, spring festival music and lots more. Plus a sampling of CDs from Rajasthan Rob picked up in his travels. This is the first of several shows tied to TSP's visit to India - more to come after the Marathon.


Pampers
Saturday, February 15th, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Swiping a page from the Cheater Slicks book on bad-mood rock, Brooklyn quartet Pampers unleash a torrential downpour of fiery, ticked-off sludge. Reverb-drenched vocals and molten guitar are set to a furious punk pace on the band's 2013 self-titled debut on In the Red. And while Pampers are certainly not averse to a serious musical temper tantrum, the band also deftly weave into the meltdown touches of post-punk, psych, and even a memorable pop hook or four. The band plays Terre T's Cherry Blossom Clinic this Saturday, February 15 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.


Sondra Sun-Odeon
Saturday, February 15th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Sondra Sun-Odeon, who in 2012 released her solo debut "Aetherea", is also a member of the psych band Silver Summit. Even though accompanied by a band on her album, it is gentler and folkier than the Silver Summit output, but shares much of the same dreamy quality. Quiet and introspective, Sun-Odeon recently moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, and I was lucky to catch her for an interview and live session, just her and guitar.


Valentine's Day Special
Friday, February 14th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
"All my fond love thus do I blow to heaven - 'tis gone," cried Othello when he learned of Desdemona's betrayal. "Arise, black vengeance, from the hollow hell. Yield up, O love, thy crown and hearted throne To tyrannous hate!" It's with such sentiments that Miniature Minotaurs shall celebrate the Feast of St. Valentine. Three hours of songs about that truest showing of all acts of love, the taking of another's life. O, blood, blood, blood.


Guardian Alien
Friday, February 14th, Noon - 3pm
on
Bryce's show
Avant psychonauts Guardian Alien will stop in for some holotropic bliss-out, live on Bryce's show. Alex Drewchin, Greg Fox, and Bernard Gann kick off their 4th year of blistering transcendence with a new record, "Spiritual Emergency," and plenty of touring.


Kembra Pfahler
Thursday, February 13th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's PEER PRESSURE guest this Thursday will be Kembra Pfahler, (pron. FALLER) noted performance artist and lead singer, founder and focal point of the band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black- who will be playing the Valentine's Spectacular that night at the Bowery Electric. She'll already be prepping for that evening's performance, so we'll get a look in to the world of how she prepares for a show, AND guest DJs at the same time! Listeners will be able to ask her questions via the comments board!


Slowdance
Thursday, February 13th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Brooklyn-based Slowdance bring their moody indie pop to the dark night. Led by the cool (and often French) vocals of Quay Quinn-Settel, Slowdance is quicker than you'd expect but just as sensual.


Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Bible Salesman"
Wednesday, February 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air every other Wednesday at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. February 12th we'll air "Bible Salesman," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. Joe travels door-to-door peddling defective Bibles to support his mother in a nursing home. He recalls his mother's anti-religious fervor and his father's failed suicide attempt. Along the way, Joe sells drugs to help nuns in Montana save their convent from bankruptcy. Then he searches for peace through the catacombs of Rome and the shipyards of Rio, before finding success as an actor playing Jesus.


Ergo Phizmiz Shoots Peas
Monday, February 10th, 7pm - 8pm
on Do or DIY with People Like Us

Ergo Phizmiz takes us on a magical mystery tour into the workings of the world of his Wild West dream odyssey "PEASHOOT", which opens in August 2014 at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, London. Expect an artist's notebook falling to pieces, 1920s English versions of Cowboy tunes, a yodelling extravaganza, Jodorowsky waltzing with Morricone, thunder, lightning, rain and Marlene Dietrich.


Chris Kluwe
Monday, February 10th, 6pm - 7pm
on Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim

NFL punter Chris Kluwe, author of the new book "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" and defender of same-sex marriage, will be the very special guest on Sportsy Talk this Monday. Join Bronwyn C. and Jim the Poet—The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today—as they ask Kluwe about World of Warcraft, Ayn Rand, and whether exercising his free-speech rights got him fired from the Vikings.


Bill Carney's Jug Addicts
Monday, February 10th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Jug band music is alive and well in Bill Carney's Jug Addicts. Carney was a founding member of Les Sans Culottes, and now he leads this joyously raucous ensemble focusing on an old timey, tin pan alley, early jazz and blues repertoire. The Jug Addicts have a new album, "Let There Be Jug" and they play some tunes live on Irene's show.


Bambi Kino and Atlantic Thrills
Saturday, February 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
The sound of Hamburg, 1960! Bambi Kino faithfully recreate the sound, spirit and songs of the earliest Beatles gigs. Their rousing set of early rock n roll staples will not only appeal to Beatlemaniacs and the historically curious but to anyone who loves a rocking good time. Pebbles-infused party punk from Providence, Atlantic Thrills make their WFMU debut this Saturday on Terre's show as well, just a few short days after the release of their self-titled debut album on Almost Ready Records (Liquor Store, Nobunny, World's Lousy).


Put The Needle On The Three Guest DJs Part 1 with DJs ADA, Free Agent, and LazyBoy
Friday, February 7th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Starting this week and recurring once a month Billy Jam will invite guest DJs/producers from across the country to produce special 20 minute hip-hop mixes exclusively for his weekly "Put The Needle On The Record" program. Entitled "Put The Needle On The Three Guest DJs" the premiere edition of this new feature will include guest DJs Free Agent from Upstate New York, DJ ADA from Vallejo CA, and DJ LazyBoy from Santa Rosa, CA.


Tim Pakledinaz
Thursday, February 6th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
This week on PEER PRESSURE Diane's guest is Detroit musician Tim "Pack" Pakledinaz - best known for forming and playing guitar in Angry Red Planet and the Salt Miners. We'll catch up with him and talk about his musical experiences, where he is now, and of course, be treated to his most excellent playlist! Listeners will be able to ask him questions via our interactive playlist on wfmu.org!


Simon Raymonde (bassist of Cocteau Twins and Snowbird)
Thursday, February 6th, 6am - 9am
on
Underwater Theme Park with Meghan
Simon Raymonde stopped by the WFMU studios and sat down with Meghan to discuss all things Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, 4AD, his record label Bella Union and his new project Snowbird (which came out January 27th). The interview will be aired in full with music from the 4AD label.


Cousin Cole
Thursday, February 6th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Cousin Cole has been producing a heap quality tracks and edits in a myriad of styles, blending funk, bmore, new wave, electro, soul, rock, dancehall and tropical vibes, and has played alongside some of the biggest DJs out there. Looking forward to having this NYC pro come down and his do his thing...


Ubasute
Wednesday, February 5th, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Insanely hard-working, and with the talent to back up all that work, Ubasute play live on average twice a week, or so it seems. Their split 7" with Dutchguts (an homage to Townes Van Zandt), and crafty one-sided LP, singlehandedly prove that grindcore is not only alive and well in NJ, but pushing the boundaries way beyond the sometimes lunkheaded conventions of that genre (unreadable logos, oppressively lurid lyrical content, and excessively complex riffing and arrangements.) Like Psychic Limb who rode us out of our original weekly tenure on WFMU's air (not at all in sound, but in mighty PURPOSE), Ubasute (pronounced ooo-ba-soo-tay), are a welcome cut above, their modesty and strength ensured that they would be one of the first bands, THE first in fact, to mark My Castle of Quiet's return to live, real-time radio sessions. Fronted by vocalist Alex Caprio, whose Mountain Mover solo-noise tape made a big spash on MCoQ last year, Ubasute are quite simply NOT TO BE MISSED. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A RADIO EVENT, AND IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Tune in, and enjoy.


Beatles Karaoke
Tuesday, February 4th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
On Aerial View tonight Chris T. celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles arriving in America with BEATLES KARAOKE! Call in and sing LIVE to actual Beatles backing tracks!


John Morton
Tuesday, February 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Aside from wearing a safety-pin-riddled, torn-up jean jacket in 1971 and playing soon after in the pioneering Cleveland punk band Electric Eels, John Morton is an accomplished visual artist and has also been part of bands like The Styrenes, Amoeba (Raft Boy), Johnny and The Dicks, and a number of other outfits. One of them was X___X, who put out two 45's on Drome Records and played out four times with drummer Anton Fier, later of The Feelies, and Golden Palominos. With Finland's Ektro label about to reissue a retrospective disc of X___X, Morton stops by Brian's show today for a chat on that band's legacy and whatever else he's been up to lately.


It's the Super Bowl Post-Game Show!
Monday, February 3rd, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today went to NFL Media Day and came back with exclusive interviews with your favorite Broncos and Seahawks! (If your favorite Broncos and Seahawks are, like, the long snappers.) Why did Golden Tate try to wet-slap Jim the Poet? You'll find out on the next Sportsy Talk!


Uncle Tupelo Live on The Music Faucet
Monday, February 3rd, Noon - 3pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Way back in the summer of 1990 a midwestern trio named Uncle Tupelo played live on Nicholas Hill's Music Faucet program on WFMU. As many of you know, bandmates Jay Farrar, Mike Heidorn and Jeff Tweedy later split into the bands Son Volt and Wilco. The session predated WFMU's online archives, so on the eve of a new reissue Uncle Tupelo's influential album "No Depression" featuring a couple of these performances, Irene thought it might be time to revisit and air the original session in its entirety.


Reinaldo Laddaga
Sunday, February 2nd, 8pm - 10pm
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Late last year Dutch label Unsounds (Andy Moor, Yannis Kyriakedes) published "Things That A Mutant Needs To Know: More Short And Amazing Stories", a wonderfully bizarre collection that picks up where Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares' "Short and Amazing Stories" anthology left off in 1956. Author and compiler Reinaldo Laddaga will be discussing the project and reading from tales of moon people, iron-tailed women and man-shaped fish, compassionate cannibalism, and failed attempts to stay dead. But that's not all! To complement the fantastical writings of authors such as Lucian of Samosata, Virginia Woolf, Carl Jung, and Herodotus, the package also includes musical interpretations of each of the stories by the likes of Alan Courtis, John Butcher, and Machinefabriek, so we'll be getting to some of those as well. A perfect alternative to the Super Bowel!



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