Past Special Programs on WFMU
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gal (aka Bernhard Gal)
Sunday, May 23rd, 2004, 10pm - Midnight
on Stochastic Hit Parade / A440 with Bethany Ryker

Berlin-based composer/sound artist/musicologist Bernhard Gal presents a live studio construction of his latest work "Hinaus:: In den, Wald" which is best described as an aural translation of the idiosyncratic writings and drawings of "outsider artist" Adolf Woelfli. Gal recommends listening in darkness, the way it was originally presented as an installation. The lights come back on as he and Bethany discuss this work and others, including "Rock's Role: (After Ryoanji)," a group sound installation on display through 6/26 at Art in General.


Simon Wickham-Smith
Sunday, May 23rd, 2004, 3am - 6am
on
Airborne Event with Dan Bodah
Tune in when the renowned underground musical and spiritual adventurer Simon Wickham-Smith visits the WFMU studios to record some of his tunes and talk with Dan B., who's hoping he's lucky enough to get an astrological reading.


"Compendium on Nazi & Fascist Connections to 9/11"
Thursday, May 20th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #456 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


George Monbiot
Wednesday, May 19th, 2004, 8pm - 11pm
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
Dave Mandl will be interviewing the radical writer, activist, and Guardian columnist George Monbiot. George's latest book, "Manifesto for a New World Order," has just been published by The New Press. World of Echo airs from 8-11 p.m. The interview will air at around 9.


Sexton Ming
Wednesday, May 19th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

A rare US appearance by Sexton Ming, underground poet/artist and self-proclaimed Godfather of British outsider music. Ming has been pursuing and performing "uncouth" songcraft for over 25 years, and has recorded several albums with Billy Childish. Sexton recently launched his own label, RIM Records, to promote himself and other artists who haven't got a hope in hell. His new CD collection is entitled "Crumb Girl." Ming will perform on Irwin's program from 1-2 pm accompanied by his wife, Ella Guru, on melodica. Sexton will also toss recordings by other artists into the mix. Because of near-universal indifference to his existence, Sexton claims that after fulfilling a few US gigs on this transatlantic visit, he will never perform live again.


The Return of Dr. Colby
Tuesday, May 18th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Kelly Jones Show Starring Bronwyn Carlton
Tune in on May 18th at 6 PM for Hoity Toity Tuesday featuring the Return of Dr. Colby who will do a dramatic reading of Sarah A. Ferrell's brilliant piece, "When a Poodle Invites You to Tea." Then hang on as Kelly and Bronwyn review the Amato Opera production of Donizetti's "Lucia di Lamamoor." Opera! Teaparties! Poodles! Dr. Colby! It just doesn't get any hoity-toitier than that. Make yourself a nice little cucumber sandwich with the crusts cut off, and use the good china!


The Bigger Lovers
Tuesday, May 18th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Philadelphia's preeminent purveyors of power pop return to WFMU with a tasty new batch of tunes from their new album, "This Affair Never Happened."


Chris Stamey
Monday, May 17th, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Former lead singer of The dB's, Chris Stamey will join Jonesey live in the studio for conversation and song. Stamey's band will be on hand for a live musical performance.


The Autumdivers
Monday, May 17th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Formed by Rochester legend Gregory Paul, The Autumdivers present dreamy, mesmerizing pop without the self-consciousness of the shoegazer style of music. The music's deceptively simple, a perfect travelling soundtrack to a lazy day. Their new self-titled album, Autumdivers, is out on the OnlineRock label, and they stop by the studio in advance of a show at CBGB on the 22nd of May.


Luis Dias
Sunday, May 16th, 2004, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
This iconoclastic Dominican bachata/roots-rocker was an "Alt.Latin" forerunner back in the seventies and eighties, and he continues to create unique and unusual blends of traditional and electric music -- in firm opposition to the musical trends in his home country. He's also a a scholar of traditional and rural music of the Dominican Republic. Dias is in town for a May 22nd concert at Symphony Space in conjunction with the release of Smithsonian Folkways' "Quisqueya en el Hudson" compilation CD.


Burning Spear
Sunday, May 16th, 2004, 9am - Noon
on
Reggae Schoolroom with Jeff Sarge
Three hours of music and a live in-studio chat with Reggae legend Burning Spear.


Thalia Zedek
Saturday, May 15th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
WFMU is honored to present Thalia (pronouced TAL-leah) Zedek. Thalia is one of the most important artists in underground rock from her seminal punk band Dangerous Birds to the dark electro-acoustics of UZI to the downtown NY noise of LIVE SKULL, and the blues-Velvets rock of COME. David Michael Curry on viola (Come, Will Oldham) Daniel Coughlin on drums (Come, Braindance) join her on this WFMU session bringing beautiful, moving, and emotional songs calling to mind Patti Smith and John Cale. And check out Thalia that night at the Mercury Lounge in NYC and Southpaw in Brooklyn on Sunday, May 16th.


The Roughstars
Friday, May 14th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange takes a break from the decks and hosts a live band, the Roughstars. Drawing from influences from Liquid Liquid to Fishbone to Jay Dee to drum n' bass, they have a unique sound and definitely one to watch. They'll be doing a live set and talking mad schlitz.


New York Burlesque Festival preview
Friday, May 14th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on Monica's show

Bump and grind with Monica this Friday, May 14 from 2-3 PM as she salutes this weekend's 2nd Annual New York Burlesque Festival -- three days of Glitter & Glamour in Gotham. Burlesque Fest organizer Angie Pontani will be swinging by with guests Kitten on the Keys, Torchy Taboo, and the Wet Spots, who'll all be performing live in the flesh for your lust-ening pleasure. Author Michelle Williams (a.k.a, Vivienne Va-Voom) will also be on hand to discuss her new book, Burlesque and the New Bump-n-Grind.


The Shop Fronts
Thursday, May 13th, 2004, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
The Shop Fronts do their punk rock thing live in the studio. Featuring ex-members of Zodiac Killers, F-Hole, Tie Reds and the Primate 5.


"Compendium on the Muslim Brotherhood"
Thursday, May 13th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #455 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


The last episode of "Friends", rebroadcast Kenny G style
Wednesday, May 12th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Did you miss the last episode of Friends on Thursday night? Fear not, dear listener, because Kenny G will be rebroadcasting the show in its entirety on Anal Magic, this coming Wednesday afternoon, May 12th from 3-6. We know you liked it so much, that we've decided to stretch this one-hour show out to a full three hours, so that even the most diehard Friends fans will get their fill. Don't miss this the replay of this historic event, as Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, Ross and Gunther appear, only on WFMU, up close and personal, twisted beyond recognition, as you've never heard them before!


Jeremy Wallace
Wednesday, May 12th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

Gravel-voiced country blues picker Jeremy Wallace plays live on Irwin's show, Wednesday, May 12, at 1 pm. The backwoods stylist with a drunk-by-noon sound recently released his second CD, "She Used to Call Me Honey." The album features a guest vocal by Wallace's mentor, the late growling blues bear, Dave Van Ronk. Wallace first appeared live on Irwin's show around 1988, and this is his fourth visit to the WFMU airwaves.


Eric Burdon
Monday, May 10th, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
The lead singer of both the Animals and War, Eric Burdon joins Jonesey live in the studios for an hour of conversation regarding his life and times as well as selected recordings from his new album "My Secret Life".


Yoel Ben-Simhon
Sunday, May 9th, 2004, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
A young composer/bandleader/oud player born in Israel of Moroccan heritage, Ben Simhon now leads the Sultana Ensemble in New York. Sultana Ensemble bridges Arabic and Mediterranean music, with elements of flamenco and jazz as well as other influences in the mix. The group will celebrate the release of its new CD at Satalla on May 13.

Ben-Simhon is also a music scholar, researching the relationship between Jewish and Arabic music in the Middle East and North Africa.


Mother's Day show
Saturday, May 8th, 2004, 9am - 10am
on
Sinner's Crossroads with Kevin Nutt
The sheer number of gospel songs about Mother rival those about Jesus. In honor of Mother's Day, Sinner's Crossroads will feature an entire show of vintage gospel songs praising, yearning for and crying over Mother. 17 Mother songs in all. Please tune in. You will be blessed.


The Great Fredini
Friday, May 7th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. welcomes Coney Island's Sword Swallower, Human Blockhead, Magician, and Outside Talker -- they're all contained within the tall frame of Fred Kahl, aka the Great Fredini, whose been a fixture at Sideshows by the Seashore for more than a decade. Fred will discuss his life as a Coney Island Sideshow attraction and give us a taste of his latest venture, This or That! Like strip poker without the cards, This or That! brings adult entertainment to stage and screen as contestants answer trivia questions, stuff marshmallows in their mouths, take off their clothes, become encased in giant balloons, or try to name that smell. Bootylicious co-host Julie Atlas Muz (who'll also join Fred in the studio) calls the shots as contestants vie for cash, prizes, or the chance to be spanked. The fun and humiliation climax when the "winning" contestant chooses one of two curtains: "This" or "That", out of which emerges either a classic burlesque hottie or an act that stinks so bad it's brilliant! This or That! will stage a special matinee as part of the 2004 New York Burlesque Festival but you can catch a sneak preview on Aerial View Friday, May 7th!


The Play DJs
Friday, May 7th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange host's the Play DJs -- Don Vu, Pete Sung and Jay Lee; Longtime local NYC house-heads and party rockers. Jay also runs Modal Records, putting out some tight production from folks like Brennen Green and Lindbaek & Lindstrom.


The Yams
Thursday, May 6th, 2004, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Dave the Spazz and his musical partners in crime will tear it up all garage and punk rock-like live in the studio.


"The Mooning of America's Teens" and "Verges For the Defense"
Thursday, May 6th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Parts 452 and 453 of Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Rope
Tuesday, May 4th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Originally formed as a Poland-based guitar/bass duo in 1998, this group has now relocated to Chicago and added on a third member with a penchant for household kitchen items and metal percussion. Cinematic, seething, and dynamic rock that has drawn comparisons to Angels of Light and slow-mo Birthday Party; crystallized guitar layers over free-swinging, jazzy rhythms, dabs of No-Wave, dark classical, and more.


Vernon Reid
Monday, May 3rd, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on Jonesville Station

The former lead guitarist of Living Colour and the co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition Vernon Reid & his current band Masque join Jonesey for an hour of conversation and live performance. They will be performing songs from their new album 'Known Unknown'.


Ken Smith
Monday, May 3rd, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Author and humorist Ken Smith, of "Junk English" fame, returns to talk about the sad decline of our language and to participate in The Speakeasy's new political segment, "Duck Hunting with Dick." Get your questions and comments ready!


Michael Hurley on John Allen and Irene Trudel's programs
Monday, May 3rd, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
The John Allen Show
John Allen and Irene Trudel welcome Michael Hurley to WFMU. Known for his numerous solo LPs and collaborations with the Holy Modal Rounders as well as he is for his transient lifestyle and paintings of cartoon werewolves, Hurley is one of a very few guitarists/storytellers with iconic status. He recorded a live set of music for us while downtown in NYC last week that will be aired on John's show at 2:30 and will end an hour later on Irene's program.


It's Cherry Blossom time!
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Two hours of Japanese roots and world music and quirky pop. With a special focus on Oki Kano, musical champion of the indigenous Ainu people of northern Japan.


Tape
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004, 6am - 9am
on
Janitor From Mars with R. Lim
The Swedish trio Tape creates music that defies categorization, combining acoustic instruments with processed field recordings to form a cohesive and melodic whole. While their recordings focus on shorter pieces, their live shows allow them ample room to expand on their unique marriage of folk sounds and electronics. Make sure to tune in for an exclusive set recorded at WFMU during their recent east coast tour. The set will begin at 8AM.


The Super Karaoke Fun Time Band & Brother JT -- Live from the Record Fair!
Saturday, May 1st, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
If you can't make the WFMU Record Fair in person, join Terre T. and guest MC Tom Scharpling for a live broadcast from the Fair featuring two performances that are sure to leave the crowd stunned and amazed! First up at 3 PM, the Super Karaoke Fun Time Band will storm the Metropolitan Pavilion's stage and welcome a rotating cast of guest singers, who'll perform everything from the MC5 to the Beastie Boys to Pavement to the J. Geils Band. The best singer of the afternoon will walk home with a spangly new copy of Rhino Records' punk 4-CD box set, "No Thanks!"

Then at 5 PM, psychedelic soulman, Drag City Records recording artist, and all around swell pal to WFMU, Brother JT, will take the stage for a solo performance. If you can't be there in person, make sure you're tuned in for the broadcast!


"Petals From the Golden Lilly"
Thursday, April 29th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part 451 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


So Percussion
Wednesday, April 28th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

So Percussion will make objects collide on Irwin's program, Weds. April 28 from 1-2 pm. In Japanese, "so" is a verb, meaning "to play," which is what the ensemble will do, performing several works by Steve Reich. They'll also spin selections from their new album. The quartet was formed in New Haven, but will shortly be New York City-based. So Percussion aims "to combine the thrill and physicality of percussion playing with the sophistication and intimacy of classical chamber music." Their repertoire includes works by Reich, Cage, Xenakis, David Lang, and others.


psi
Tuesday, April 27th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Some cathartic, hermetic, meditative noise today from this great Brooklyn electro-acoustic trio. Jaime Fennelly (electronics), Chris Forsyth (guitar) and Fritz Welch (drums,cymbals & objects) join Brian live in studio this afternoon.


Jesse Malin of D Generation
Monday, April 26th, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Former lead singer of D Generation and solo artist Jesse Malin joins Jonesey for an hour of conversation and live musical performance featuring songs from his forthcoming album "The Heat."


Alexis Rockman
Monday, April 26th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Fresh from completing a specially commissioned mural at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, artist Alexis Rockman visits the show.


Casual Dots
Saturday, April 24th, 2004, 8pm - 11pm
on Orphan program

This DC based three piece, featuring ex-members of Quix*o*tic, Slant 6, and Bikini Kill, make the dualing guitar melodies you're happy to have stuck in your head. Between shows at the Knitting Factory and Boogaloo in support of their new self-titled album, the Casual Dots will drop in on the Plug & Play program for some live magic.


Git
Friday, April 23rd, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Git is short for jitterbug, from back in his uprocking days. Now homeslice spends more time digging for rare disco and hip hop twelves. He's been dealing blackcrack (vinyl) for over a decade, and will have a few tables at the WFMU Record Fai. Hear what he keeps for himself, as well as some very tasty original productions.


Billy Miller of Norton Records
Thursday, April 22nd, 2004, 8pm - 11pm
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Norton Records head honcho Billy Miller drags his mammoth 45 collection down to Spazz Central for some spinnin' & grinnin'. Expect rare Fortune sides, doo-wop, instrumentals, and the usual spazz-worthy crapola!


"9/11, Proxy War, and the Underground Reich: An Update"
Thursday, April 22nd, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #450 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Seven Second Delay Stereo Show
Wednesday, April 21st, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Seven Second Delay with Ken and Andy
Join Ken or Andy this Wednesday, April 21st from 6-7pm for the most self-indulgent Seven Second Delay show of all time. Ken and Andy will each do their own shows in separate studios, with Andy on the left channel and Ken on the right channel. Listeners will have to use the balance controls on their stereos to listen to one show or the other. If you listen to the show in mono, you're out of luck. Or maybe mono listeners are actually IN luck, cause they'll miss the whole mess. Listeners wanting to talk to Andy can call 201-209-9368 and listeners who want to talk to Ken can call 201-200-9368. By show time, there might even be a topic to talk about.


Kenny G sings Karaoke
Wednesday, April 21st, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Join Kenny G next Wednesday afternoon for three solid hours of karaoke! Urm, that is.. Kenny G singing karaoke. Kenny G, as you can well imagine, has an awful voice. And after three straight hours of singing karoke to you, his voice will be... well, we'll leave that one up to your imagination. Suffice it to say, he'll be singing all the classics until his voice is gone.


Eszter Balint
Wednesday, April 21st, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

Eszter Balint will perform songs from her new album, "Mud," on Irwin's program, April 21, at 2 pm. "Mud" is Eszter's second solo effort, although her songs, voice and violin playing have been featured in film soundtracks and on other artists' albums for years. Her recording resume includes such collaborators as Marc Ribot, John Lurie, Michael Gira, The Kropotkins, and others. The Hungarian-born Balint has also acted in films directed by Jim Jarmusch, Woody Allen, and Steve Buscemi.


The Hospitals
Tuesday, April 20th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Portland-via-San Francisco's ugliest rock and roll. This guitar/drum duo now includes Jon Dwyer of the Coachwhips, Pink and Brown, OCS, and a zillion other bands, and they're gonna trash up the place today real good while Brian hides underneath the console. "For fans of the Electric Eels, Flipper, the King Brothers, and passing kidney stones".


Dexter Romweber of the Flat Duo Jets
Tuesday, April 20th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Dex, leader of the now-legendary Flat Duo Jets, makes his first appearance at WFMU, offering up a preview of his upcoming album, "Blues That Defy My Soul", and maybe some old favorites as well.


Turn Me On Dead Man
Tuesday, April 20th, 2004, 9am - Noon
on Mike L.'s show

A swirling mix of heavy jams, poppy hooks, glammy delights, and influences like Redd Kross and Mudhoney made Turn Me On Dead Man's "God Bless the Electric Freak" a recent treasure from the WFMU new bin. The band stops by this morning for a live set, and to answer for so blatantly pandering to all of Mike's musical obsessions. Get your freak on, Left Coast stoner-rock style!


Jimmy Sturr: "The King of Polka" + Eartha Kitt
Monday, April 19th, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
The king of Polka Jimmy Sturr joins Jonesey for a conversation about his life and career. Sturr and his Orchestra have released over 100 albums and have won 14 Grammy Awards since their debut in the 1960s. Also Catwoman Eartha Kitt will be on hand to discuss her life and times.


Kathleen Cleaver
Monday, April 19th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Kathleen Cleaver of Yale University's African American Studies department and Co-director of the Human Rights Research Fund talks about her upcoming public forum, "Freedom in America: Human Rights vs. USA Patriot Act" which happens on April 24, at Yale Law School Auditorium.


Peter Biedermann
Monday, April 19th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
A new album's on its way, Peter's back to play and chat about it, and it's a fine combination of acoustic and electronic soundscapes for guitar. Peter Biedermann's fretwork is reminiscent of the likes of Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Jon Hassel, David Torn, and many other lesser-known pioneers of ambient musical sound structures with improvisation.


Hungarian music meets the world - with guests Kalman Magyar and Michel Montanaro.
Sunday, April 18th, 2004, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Violinist Magyar is a member of NYC-based Hungarian roots band Eletfa and the Hungarian/African/jazz band Dallam-Dougou. On his new solo CD "Exposed" he branches out from his roots to explore musical traditions from across Eastern Europe. French multi-instrumentalist Montanaro is a cross-cultural alchemist with a huge array of collaborative recording projects to his name. He's worked with artists from Java to Eastern Europe to West Africa. Magyar will be strutting his stuff with Montanaro and a cast of Eastern European/American all-stars at Satalla on April 22nd.


The Amber Smith
Saturday, April 17th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Brooklyn's premiere power-popsters pop by the Cherry Blossom Clinic for a live set. This four-piece includes a former BMX Bandit, and their sound calls to mind great pop artists like the Hollies, dBs, Velvet Crush, the Everly Brothers, Alex Chilton, etc. Don't miss this session, and don't miss the Amber Smith that same night live at Don Hill's Tiswas night!


Doug Lee
Friday, April 16th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
While keeping a low profile NYC, Doug is a recent LA transplant and collector of funky vinyl artifacts. Man has serious schlitz. Set your alarm and get schooled.


Tom Brosseau
Friday, April 16th, 2004, 9am - Noon
on Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind

Doug Schulkind welcomes in for a live solo performance Tom Brosseau, native of Grand Forks, North Dakota (now living in San Diego), and possessor of a voice so filled with ache you'll be astonished that it sounds so pretty. Brosseau's self-released record was one of Doug's Favorites of 2003. Grab a hanky and settle in with your radio starting around 11am.


Clearlake
Wednesday, April 14th, 2004, 11pm - 2am
on Dan Mackta's show

Clearlake play dark and mesmerising Britpop, music hall tunesmithery ala Ray Davies or Jarvis Cocker meeting David Lynchian atmospherics. The music is chaotic and experimental but the outlook recalls the Smiths - What's not to like? They'll be performing live in the WFMU studios and thens on Saturday the 18th with Stereolab at Irving Plaza.


Los Super Elegantes & Assume Vivid Astral Focus
Wednesday, April 14th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Kenny G's Hour of Pain
Join Kenny G next Wednesday afternoon, April 14th from 4:30-6 as he welcomes his special guests Los Super Elegantes and Assume Vivid Astral Focus to Anal Magic. This rock band and artist are both part of this spring's Whitney Biennial and will be here talking about their upcoming project for Central Park's skating rink next month. Think of this gang as the new Warhol's Silver Factory / Exploding Plastic Inevitable.


Southern Culture on the Skids
Tuesday, April 13th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Mods, rockers, and trailer trash unite! Rick, Dave, and Mary - joined by ex-Firehose singer Ed From Ohio! - finally make their debut at WFMU. It's hot on the heels of the release of their new album, Mojo Box -- their best in years. Rick Miller is one of the greats on guitar - the swampy, twangy, surfy, distorted, and whatever else is between your couch cushions all rolled into one. Don't miss it, they might even toss in an amazing Fugs or Pretty Things cover.


Freeform fill-in for JM in the AM
Tuesday, April 13th, 2004, 6am - 9am
on
Steve Krinsky's show

Photograper Mitch Epstein
Monday, April 12th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Speakeasy with Dorian
Mitch Epstein talks about his latest book, "Family Business," which documents the demise of his father's business and his hometown.


Dom Minasi's DDT+2
Monday, April 12th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Guitarist Dom Minasi has been quietly inhabiting the edges of outside jazz for several decades. In the last two years he has come out of hiding with a few impressive Trio releases. His most recent album, "Time Will Tell," with new ensemble DDT + 2 (featuring cellist Tomas Ulrich and bassist Ken Filiano and augmented by John Bollinger on drums and vocalist Carol Mennie) is causing huge ripples in the pond of progressive music, showing the gentler but no less provocative side of this extraordinary guitarist/composer.


Freeform fill-in for JM in the AM
Monday, April 12th, 2004, 6am - 9am
on
Marc Grobman's show

Ethnic/Electronic music with guest DJ: Ayo Osinibi
Sunday, April 11th, 2004, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
Club DJ and record producer Ayo Osinibi co-directs the ultra-eclectic Mulatta record label with fellow musical alchemist Dave Soldier. Ayo's latest project as a producer is the African/Electronic hybrid Manding Elektrik. Ayo will introduce the new CD and play many other intriguing examples from the burgeoning world of ethnic/Electronic hybridism.


Mark E. Smith of The Fall
Saturday, April 10th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
Terre T interviews the super-sweet Mark E. Smith of the FALL at 5 PM!


Amy Allison
Friday, April 9th, 2004, 9am - Noon
on
Give The Drummer Some with Doug Schulkind
Doug Schulkind welcomes in the divine Amy Allison for a live thang. The singing starts around 11am.


"The Coup Attempt of 1934" & "The July Surprise"
Thursday, April 8th, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Parts 448 and 449 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Joseph Lanza, author of "Elevator Music"
Wednesday, April 7th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on Irwin Chusid

Joseph Lanza, author of "Elevator Music" returns to Irwin's show on Wednesday April 7 from 12 noon to 2 PM. His book, subtitled "A Surreal History of Muzak, Easy Listening, and Other Moodsong," has been republished in a revised and expanded edition by University of Michigan Press. Lanza will discuss the intrigue underlying supermarket soundtracks, and spin some feathery instrumental pop for your afternoon pleasure. It'll be just like going to the dentist -- without having to rinse and spit.


Freeform fill-in for JM in the AM
Wednesday, April 7th, 2004, 6am - 9am
on
Marc Grobman's show

Electric Frankenstein
Tuesday, April 6th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Legendary monsters of New Jersey punk rock return to WFMU for the fourth time. The guys will crank out some old favorites not heard for some time, some great covers, and new tunes. They'll also give us the lowdown on the new Electric Frankenstein book.


Freeform fill-in for JM in the AM
Tuesday, April 6th, 2004, 6am - 9am
on
Marc Grobman's show

Chubby Checker
Monday, April 5th, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Chubby Checker, the king of the Rock & Roll dance craze, joins Jonesey for an hour of conversation.


The Sisterhood of Convoluted Thinkers
Monday, April 5th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
The gentle, minimal, and cerebral electronic-ish pop music and storytelling troupe stops by to perform live.


Electrelane
Saturday, April 3rd, 2004, 8pm - 11pm
on Orphan program

Electrelane takes a quick break from their latest tour of blowing up the indie rock scene to stop by WFMU to perform songs from their new album "The Power Out." Amazing, beautiful, driving instrumentals that sound like a cross between Stereolab and Do Make Say Think, keen lyric writing, and massive live energy will make this one not to be missed.


The Labiators
Saturday, April 3rd, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T
This trio of 2 guitars and drums from Asheville NC stops by the Cherry Blossom Clinic to rip through songs ranging from from 3-chord punkrockers to extended swirling rock-outs. Their sound calls to mind early Dinosaur, the Cheater Slicks and the Oblivians. Tune in to hear them live on WFMU, then see them live at Lit later that night! Also check out their new double-7" release on Secret Keeper!


Tes & DJ Signify
Friday, April 2nd, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
This Friday Nickel and Dime radio has a left field hip hop throw-down with both Tes and DJ Signify coming down. DJ Signify has been in the game forever and his scratches can be heard on many a Steinski record, and Tes is a versatile new school MC/producer. Both have their debut records out on Lex -- Warp Records' hip hop label, and one to watch. With cameo appearences by japanese beatbox king Afra and DJ Raydawn.


Latchkey
Thursday, April 1st, 2004, 11pm - 2am
on
Pat Duncan's show
Latchkey are a four piece punk band hailing from Washington DC that draws heavily on old-school DC punk and hardcore influences, but have an eclectic style reminiscent of Samiam, Agnostic Front, Descendents, and Verbal Assault. Recently, they were included on a 4-way split CD called Furious World on Basement Records. With the addition of new drummer Chris Crabtree, formerly of Baltimore HC legends Wake Up Cold, the band is now tighter than ever and writing new songs for an upcoming EP.


"Update on 9/11 and Related Matters"
Thursday, April 1st, 2004, 6pm - 7pm
on
Dave Emory's show
Part #447 in Dave Emory's "For the Record" series


Preston School of Industry
Tuesday, March 30th, 2004, Noon - 3pm
on
Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock
Spiral Stairs from Pavement fame leads his new version of his new band into the studios to play live for the WFMU audience. Their latest release, "Monsoon," is on Matador Records.


Chuck Wepner
Monday, March 29th, 2004, 7pm - 8pm
on
Jonesville Station
Chuck Wepner, former Heavyweight Boxer and real life inspiration for the movie Rocky returns to Jonesville for a live follow-up to his prior interview with Glen.


Samara Lubelski
Monday, March 29th, 2004, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
In a departure from her work with the psyche-folk ensemble, The Tower Recordings, Samara Lubelski has come up with some stunningly beautiful songs of her own. Samara's songs have graceful melodies and are lightly embellished with nice classical touches. She drops by with guitar in hand to grace the WFMU studios at 4 PM.


A preview of the Reel Rhythms World Music Film Festival
Sunday, March 28th, 2004, 8pm - 10pm
on
Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
A look at the inaugural Reel Rhythms World Music Film Festival at Symphony Space Thalia theatre. We'll talk about the films and about music and film in general, and play related music. Guests will be the festival's two primary producers, Isabel Soffer of World Music Institute and Akenataa Hammagaadji.

The festival screenings are Saturdays (various times) from March 27 through May 15. The schedule includes films about music or with musical themes as well as commercially-produced musicals from around the world. There's quite a range - everything from "The Harder They Come" to Bollywood films to Alan Lomax documentaries, films about Gypsy music, Middle Eastern music, klezmer, blues, flamenco, African and Latin music, etc...



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