Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Halloween Soundtrack (Belated) Singles Going Steady
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
A couple days late (or a couple days early depending on how you view it), DJ Devon E. Levins will spin some of his favorite horror and monster soundtrack 45's this Tuesday in anticipation of All Hallows' Eve. Devon had his hands full during Singles Going Steady week interviewing horror maestro Fabio Frizzi but wants to make it up to you the listener with an hour of some of the spookiest 7 inches around...


Big Blood
Monday, October 26th, 2015, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show
It's the long-awaited WFMU live radio debut of Big Blood! For nearly a decade, this phantom combo from Portland ME has been tingling our senses with their haunted folk-psych, an approach both grimy and gorgeous, and some of the most inspired cover versions since the Sun City Girls. This Summer, Big Blood performed a captivating live set in our Monty Hall; Scott will be airing that set Monday October 26th at 4pm.


Sweet Talk
Monday, October 26th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Sweet Talk have just released their second LP, "Double Perfect," which finds the Austin quartet avoiding the sophomore slump as they continue to perfect their mix of the best elements of classic rock and Texas punk.


Raga Rock Special
Monday, October 26th, 2015, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
In the mid-to-late 60s, Indian classical music began to have an audible influence on the pop and rock musicians of the day. Turning on to the sounds of the sitar and tabla while adopting melodic modes uncommon to Western music, these musicians created an interesting hybrid sometimes referred to as "raga rock." Today's special will survey this genre, including several famous examples, some more obscure ones, and also some contemporary material to show that Indian modes continue to fascinate Western rock musicians even now.


Most Recent Singles Going Steadily Backwards Through Time
Sunday, October 25th, 2015, 5pm - 7pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
For Singles Going Steady Week, this program’s host will air, in strict reverse chronological order and without any omissions, every 45 he has recently purchased, starting with the most recent and working back in time until he runs out of radio show. Unless your host goes on a very heavy singles-buying spree before this airdate, listeners can expect to hear, among a diversity of styles, jazz groovers, R&B stompers, harmonizing girl groups, a Beatles soundalike, and a singing cat!


Terry and Louie
Sunday, October 25th, 2015, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Joining forces musically for the first time since the tragic demise of the beloved power pop band the Exploding Hearts, Terry Six ( Nice Boys) and King Louie Bankston (Missing Monuments, Loose Diamonds, Persuaders, Royal Pendletons, all-around man about town) have released a pair of exquisitely sweet singles under the name Terry & Louie on Six's newly launched Tuff Break label. Equal parts starry-eyed, heart-on-the-sleeve pop and gutter-glam grit, the band's music is everything you've come to expect from these rock 'n' roll lifers. They're in town October 23 to October 25 for the epic Tuff Weekend celebration (performing at Palisades on 10/23) and they will be making their WFMU debut on BURN IT DOWN! Sunday, October 25. And if we're lucky, maybe they'll join in with a few favorites of their own for Singles Going Steady! This is not to be missed!


Singles Going Steady Special with Stan R. Krause of Catamount Records, plus a LIVE set from Richard Lloyd!
Saturday, October 24th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Stan R. Krause started his own independent record label right here in Jersey City in 1964 called Catamount. Many of his 45's became rare collectibles for fans of RnB, soul, vocal groups, and even garage. He recorded dozens of artists across the 60's and 70's and even still works with groups in his Jersey City store front today, Stan's Square Records. He's lived quite a life, and this interview will capture the Catamount story and then some as Stan brings along some of his original stock 45's from the label as well as some of his favorites from growing up. After the interview, hear a live set of music from Richard Lloyd and his Quartet. Richard Lloyd has once again left his pioneering group Television, to focus on his solo work. He stops by Studio B with his Quartet to let loose on an amazing live set as the band gears up for some upcoming NYC dates. Don't miss it!


The Brothers Nazaroff Revisit a Folkways Cult Classic
Saturday, October 24th, 2015, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Brothers Nazaroff are an intercontinental klezmer supergroup inspired by a 1954 Folkways Records 10" that has become a cult classic: Jewish Freilach Songs, by the mysterious outsider Russian-American Yiddish-language troubadour Nathan "Prince" Nazaroff. This Sunday night they're celebrating the release of their tribute to Nazaroff, The Happy Prince (Smithsonian Folkways) with a big show at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant on 2nd Avenue. And we get a preview with three of the Brothers Nazaroff - Daniel "Danik Nazaroff" Kahn, Jake "Yankl Nazaroff" Shulman-Ment and Psoy "Pasha Nazaroff" Korolenko - performing live tonight on WFMU!


Holly Golightly and The Broke-Offs
Saturday, October 24th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Holly Golightly and The Broke-Offs join forces with Todd-O-Phonic Todd. Holly is riding high with her excellent LP on Damaged Goods, "Slowtown Now!" This radio show will begin her takeover of the Metropolitan area which will also include stops at 10th Ave. Burrito in Belmar, as well as The Mercury Lounge and Knitting Factory.


DJ Husband vs. DJ Wife VII
Saturday, October 24th, 2015, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Tonight as part of Singles Going Steady The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass presents DJ Husband vs. DJ Wife VII, the seventh time that DJ Wife and DJ Husband have squared off, tone-armed with a handful of 7”, one hour of DJ Husband, one hour of DJ Wife, and one hour of connubial aural bliss.


Singles Going Roundtable
Friday, October 23rd, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
It's singles night! DJ's Martha, Jack Mello, Thomas Storck (Dangerous for the Brain), Sue P. (Solid Gold Hell), and Jeff M (Noise and Syrup) join Daniel to regale you with 45's and tales aplenty! Tune in!


Jeff Stevenson, author of "Fortney Road"
Friday, October 23rd, 2015, 6am - 9am
on
Micah's show
Fortney Road is a disturbing account of calculated mental, physical, and sexual abuse in an evangelical Christian cult. Drawing on seven years of research including interviews with seventeen survivors, it tells the story of the rise and fall of the Church of the Risen Christ, its sadistic leader the Reverend Larry Hill, and its outreach tool The All Saved Freak Band, one of the earliest religious rock groups borne out of the Jesus Movement. Unfolding against the backdrop of the 1960s and early '70s, Fortney Road is also the story of one brilliant musician who fell victim to a charismatic, cruel zealot. While other cult leaders such as David Koresh and Jim Jones have become infamous, Larry Hill and his followers on Fortney Road have flown largely under the radar-until now.


All B-Sides All Night Long
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
It's WFMU's Singles Going Steady Week and once again Dave the Spazz flips out and ONLY spins B-sides of 45s all night long!


2nd annual Matt Fiveash vs. Joe McGasko Singles Going Steady program
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, 2pm - 5pm
on
Matt Fiveash (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
This year's future "seemed like a good idea at the time" gimmick: Anything goes as long as it's a 45 on the Atlantic or Atco label. The show will be 3 hours this week instead of the customary 2.


Singles Going Steady
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, 9am - Noon
on
Imaginary Radio with Chris M.
It's that time of year for 45s to start dating each other again! They've been seeing other DJs for eleven months but now they're giving it another shot! Awkward fumbling on the turntables on this very HOT episode of Imaginary Radio! "Vinyls"!


Byron Westbrook
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, 6am - 9am
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Brooklyn-based sound artist and musician Byron Westbrook graces the WFMU Love Room to play a set of immersive and atmospheric electronic music. Known for his multi-channel sound performances that play on a listener's perception and awareness, Byron's new album, Precipice, is out October 2nd on Root Strata. He's playing a record release show at Trans Pecos on October 28th.


Brother Jonno, The Shake, and Clifton
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange rolls a very long red carpet out to welcome guests from London, Utrecht, and LA for Singles Going Steady week on WFMU. All vinyl seven inch sets from Brother Jonno and The Shake from the Out of Sight Club in Utrecht, plus Clifton from Funky Sole in LA, with a few from $¢ as well. Heavy on the soul side. Dust off your dancing shoes.


Singles Going Seventies!
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
This year's Singles Going Steady Week program will be limited to singles released from 1970 through 1979 -- but as regular EFD listeners know, this really isn't much of a limitation at all! Saddle up for sassy 7" releases from the seventies: from disco to pop to punk to rock (classic and otherwise) to AM gold, whether it was in the Top 40 or just Bubbling Under you'll hear it all! Tune in to WFMU at 9pm on Wednesday night, October 21!


Julia Kent
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

On "Asperities," the fourth solo album by acclaimed Canadian cellist Julia Kent, the theme of conflict creeps into her music. The word "asperity" means a roughness or sharpness of temper/conditions and Kent says, "As the title suggests, this is a record born of conflict: internal, personal and global." Julia creates these musical conflicts by looping cello, effects and found sound. Julia Kent performs some of these pieces live for the WFMU listeners.


The Film Music of Fabio Frizzi (Pt. 2 - The Interview)
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Devon interviews Italian film composer Fabio Frizzi during his first ever North American tour on Tuesday, October 20th. The radio program will be the second of a two-part special dedicated to Il Maestro's music (see Morricone Island's 9-29-2015 archive for Pt. 1). The five performances by the "Frizzi 2 Fulci Orchestra" are in tribute to the Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci who was Frizzi's close friend and collaborator as the director of such Italian classics as Zombi 2, Seven Notes in Black, The Beyond, City of the Living Dead, Four of the Apocalypse and Manhattan Baby.


Spray Paint
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

This Austin trio (and former stars of WFMU's SXSW show in 2014) has already issued a slew of singles and LPs in their relatively short run, never short on ideas. Taking classic postpunk traits of the likes of The Urinals, The Fall, 1983-era Butthole Surfers and other paranoia-inducing art rockers, Spray Paint mesh equal parts economy and mastery of the sideways hook, and they promise to make a nice din over your afternoon today with Brian.


Comedian Des Bishop
Monday, October 19th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
On Monday night, Dave welcomes Irish-American comedian Des Bishop. A Queens native, Bishop moved to Ireland in his teens and later established himself as one of the country’s top comedians. He is perhaps best know for his entertainment documentaries, The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), Joy in the Hood (2006) and In the Name of the Fada (2008), all of which aired on Irish Network RTÉ. Bishop has recently been touring his one-show Made in China, which is about his experiences moving to China and learning to perform stand-up comedy in Mandarin.


Dungen
Monday, October 19th, 2015, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
Gorgeous, warm, yearning, bright, rich, compelling, driving, mournful, joyous, intimate and exposed all at once. A band with a limitless vision and a unique ability to start in one place and travel somewhere far, far away within a single track. They stopped by WFMU on their current US tour behind Allas Sak, Dungen's first release in five years, to play a set for Infinite Distortion. Listen in Monday, October 19th, at 8PM Eastern.


Singles Failing to Go Steady with Greg Saunier
Monday, October 19th, 2015, 5pm - 7pm
on
Play Vertigo with Mayuko (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Deerhoof drummer, composer and producer Greg Saunier visits Play Vertigo on WFMU Give The Drummer Radio to kindly help the host who owns zero 45s but is excited for Singles Going Steady week. In between mis-cues, the host and guest will chat a little bit about music too. Greg Saunier has an upcoming collaborative show with a dance performance project BOOMERANG at Roulette in Brooklyn on Monday, October 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm. But tune in on the 19th for the 45rpm madness!


Paul Collins' Beat
Monday, October 19th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The King of Power Pop returns to WFMU - Paul Collins has been churning out top notch tunes for 40 years, first with the Nerves, then the Beat, then as Paul Collins' Beat. His most recent solo LP, Feel the Noise, was one of 2014's top releases!


Singles Going Steady Showdown with Matt Fiveash
Monday, October 19th, 2015, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Last year, Surface Noise's buddy Matt Fiveash from the Give the Drummer Radio stream dropped by for a 45 duel of Epic proportions (and Atlantic, Mercury, and Columbia proportions, for that matter!). Matt returns this year for another hour and a half of 45 r.p.m. revelry -- no grudges in this grudge match, just great music!


The Beautiful Sounds of WFMU
Sunday, October 18th, 2015, 5pm - 7pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
In the 1970s, the New York City/Northern New Jersey area was the broadcast home of four easy-listening stations — WRFM and WTFM, both of which transmitted out of New York; WPAT, from Paterson; and Newark's WVNJ. As a loving tribute to a programming format that is all but dead on U.S. terrestrial radio, this show host will offer a re-creation of a “Beautiful Music” station — complete with appropriate call-sign jingles, weather forecasts, announcing style, and, of course, music for gracious living. (You are welcome to play the archived program during your next visit to the dentist for full effect.)


HONK NYC!: Five fabulous brass bands storm WFMU's Monty Hall!
Saturday, October 17th, 2015, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

This past Thursday Transpacific Sound Paradise and the HONK NYC! festival teamed up to bring a brass and street band performance spectacle to WFMU's Monty Hall. Relive all the action tonight: Exhilarating performances by Environmental Encroachment (Chicago) + Les Vilains Chicots (France) + Batala NYC (NY) + Raya Brass Band (NY) + New Creations Brass Band (New Orleans). And if for some reason you missed the show at Monty, you have one more chance to experience the exuberance and avant-pageantry of HONK NYC! in person, at tonight's HONK NYC! finale at the Wick in Brooklyn.


Shannon and the Clams PLUS The Hooten Tennis Club
Saturday, October 17th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Shannon and The Clams come to town celebrating the release of their fantastic new album on Hardly Art, Gone By The Dawn. Check out their stirring update of golden AM radio era sounds. Catch them live at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Friday Oct. 16th. Also joining the fun will be The Hooton Tennis Club, a brilliant new band from the U.K. performing such hits as "Kathleen Sat On The Arm Of Her Favourite Chair" and "P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L. P.I.E.R.R.E.".


John Doe
Saturday, October 17th, 2015, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes John Doe - in town for gigs at the Manhattan & Brooklyn branches of Hill Country BBQ - to chat about his long and prolific career - from his Baltimore beginnings, to his move to Los Angeles as a new music scene was blooming there - the ups and downs (and ups) of X - and his ten solo albums.


Dave the Spazz Live Band Cassette Caravan
Thursday, October 15th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz
Dave the Spazz digs down into Music To Spazz By cassette archives back to 1989 for a bunch of rock n' roll bands that have dropped by over the years. Expect pre- and post-internet live band insanity!


Dennis Dunaway
Thursday, October 15th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Original bassist of the Alice Cooper Group, and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dennis released his memoirs in a book titled, "Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!" this summer. Credited with writing some of rock's most famous songs; i.e. " I'm Eighteen" and "School's Out", and also a current member of Blue Coupe with the Bouchard Brothers, Dennis will be appearing locally at the Chiller Theatre Expo in Parsippany NJ, October 23-25th! Listeners will be able to ask him questions via the live playlist, so get your thinking caps on!


TIGUE
Thursday, October 15th, 2015, 6am - 9am
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
The percussion trio TIGUE (pronounced just like the 2nd syllable of fatigue) drops by to perform their dazzling compositions, combining post-rock architecture and slow-building melodies with the compositional language of early minimalism. Their debut album Peaks will be out in November on New Amsterdam Records and features contributions from Kid Millions and Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan and James McNew.


Son Of The Return Of Mayhem In The PM!
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
It's become an October tradition! Once again EFD rummages through his record collection and pulls out some of his favorite punk, post-punk and power-pop platters from the late '70s and early '80s. Relive the excitement of hearing these killer tunes on the radio for the first time, or just experience the excitement for the first time if you missed it 35 years ago. You'll hear some of your old faves and discover plenty of new faves too! This is always one of the most anticipated shows of the year, so make sure you're listening to WFMU Wednesday night, October 14, at 9pm!


Joe Frank - "Bible Stories"
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. An episode entitled "Bible Stories," from Joe's Somewhere Out There series, airs Weds. October 14th. Joe recounts the story of Adam and Eve. A faux evangelist playfully mocks believers on the phone. Later Joe, tied to a stake on a raft, drifts down river in a surrealist jungle. Jesus is spotted on water skis. Finally, we hear from a group of dial-a-prayer preachers.


Horoscope
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

WFMU listeners, and those with a taste for the finer things in NY punk, have probably heard Rene Nunez roar as the frontman for both Herzog Rising (dirty death-rock; played live on the Distort Jersey City on WFMU program) and Divorce Money (dense, screaming, dark-thrashing punk; played live on My Castle of Quiet in 2012.) Horoscope, Nunez' multifaceted solo electronics / performance project, is a different kind of roar—one of intimate, personal catharsis, set to eerie, enveloping synth pulsations and haunted samples. It's deep, high-caliber stuff, and very rewarding to see and hear an already-admired artist pursue even deeper, more personal pathways of (sonic) expression.


Ben Mason and Luiz Murá
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
Irene Trudel's show
Melbourne Singer/songwriter Ben Mason may not be well known in the US, but he's gained fans among Portland's finest musicians including members of Death Cab For Cutie, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists and The Delines, who helped him record his third album, "She'd Need a Heart." Mason describes his latest album as, "Exploring themes of unrequited love, loneliness and gardening,(the album) combines classic 60s orchestral pop, psychedelic ambient folk lullabies, and atmospheric weather jams into a cohesive collection of songs telling the story of a man and his scarecrow." Ben's songs have a sweetness about them, sung with a simple tenor, often punctuated by complementary strings. While here on a short visit, Ben Mason will play a few tunes on Irene's show.

Also, a last minute booking brings Brazilian singer/songwriter/guitarist Luiz Murá in to play a few tunes. Coming from a Japanese, Portuguese and Italian family, mixture a large part of Murá's personality and music. In 2012 Luiz collaborated with the Swedish ensemble Unit on a world music/jazz fusion collaboration, but has plans for a solo album in more of a samba vein soon. Now based in Barcelona, Luiz Murá plays live late in Irene's show.


Deaf Wish (Chris M. fills in for Brian Turner)
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on Imaginary Radio with Chris M.

Despite being around for 8 years, Australia's excellent Deaf Wish have yet to become household names, though their latest release Pain has landed them on Sub Pop, which might change matters (stateside anyway). A democratic unit, Deaf Wish's songs vary in approach with no distinct trait to sum them up; they can alternate between evocative soundscapes to blizzards of guitar destruction with total seamlessness, melodies murdered and revived. Tune in to hear this great band live today on Brian's show.


Dan Friel
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Fans of blissful bleepy fun, look no further: Dan Friel visits WFMU once again, and his frenetic energy is contagious. During his last visit to Liz's show in 2012, listeners described Dan as "the Phil Spector of Robot World," and his songs as "music from an ice cream truck in some demented reality." Dan's new album Life is being released on the Thrill Jockey label soon, and you should catch him live at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn on Oct 15th with ETHEL and Sunwatchers before he flits off for a European tour with Lightning Bolt.


Horns of the Devil: The Horn Rock Special
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Horn rock, brass rock, call it what you like – you hate it, right? Everyone seems to. All those blaring trumpets and that guy with the big voice bellowing away on top of it all. Well, maybe we’re all wrong. Let Tony try to change your mind with three hours of horn rock that’s actually good.


Micachu and the Shapes
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
Trouble presents a live set from the charming and talented Michachu and the Shapes. In honor of their second release "Good Sad Happy Bad," they will play songs that make you feel only good and happy not sad or bad.


Mike Sacks
Monday, October 12th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
On Monday, October, 12th, humorist, author (Poking a Dead Frog), and Vanity Fair editor Mike Sacks makes his triumphant return to the Goddamn Dave Hill Show so he and Dave can continue discussing how they both very easily could have wound up living in dank basements in their hometowns until death had they not picked up and moved to the Big City.


Chuck Prophet
Monday, October 12th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Chuck Prophet hit the road straight out of high school in the '80s with the psychedelic roots band Green on Red, and he never looked back. In addition to working as a singer/songwriter, guitarist, bandleader, and collaborator with artists as diverse as Kim Carnes, Solomon Burke, and Alejandro Escovedo, Prophet's deepening solo catalog of self-produced "sideways" roots rock has steadily become his calling card. Chuck returns to WFMU on the heels of last year's acclaimed "Night Surfer" LP.


kid katie
Sunday, October 11th, 2015, 5pm - 7pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

Several years ago, a Britney Spears–obsessed 8-year-old named Katie Bennett, like many creative children, became a pop star in her bedroom, recording the musical results a cappella on a microcassette. As an adult, and a member of the DIY pop band Free Cake for Every Creature, Katie decided that instead of being embarrassed by her childhood obsessions, she would share the fruits of her youth by releasing a cassette of her kid katie sessions along with a zine recounting her brief stint as a wanna-be preteen pop queen. Song topics cover such typical young concerns as schoolgirl crushes, the power of imagination, and, of course, interplanetary travel, as found in the glorious “How Would You Feel in Space?”


Lame Drivers
Sunday, October 11th, 2015, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K.
Brooklyn-via-Jersey trio Lame Drivers (featuring WFMU mainstay Jason Sigal) pull power pop out of the seventies, throw in a little of the wiry energy of eighties college rock, and replace the "slack" of nineties indie with an urgency and passion much needed in this insane new millennium. Boasting big hooks, a high instrumental aptitude, and a kitchen sink aesthetic philosophy, Lame Drivers dropped by BURN IT DOWN! to play songs off their new LP Chosen Era, due out October 9 on Bleeding Gold/Jigsaw records.


A Brass Band Spectacular in Advance of HONK! NYC's Assault on Monty Hall!
Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

HONK! NYC, the honking squonking brass band lovefest, is coming to WFMU’s Monty Hall on Thursday, October 15th! And we’re celebrating on this week's show with a brass band radio spectacular.

The seven-day HONK! NYC Festival is a spinoff of HONK!, Boston’s fabled Columbus Day Weekend national and international street band bacchanal. HONK! NYC events with a slew of great bands take place all around NYC all next week. But there's only one HONK! NYC event on the Jersey side: Next Thursday's HONK! NYC extravaganza at Monty Hall! With no less than five live bands playing - from Chicago, Paris, New Orleans and the Big Apple - you'll experience everything from exuberant warped-carnivalesque megaband mania to bombastic Balkan style brass and sizzling New Orleans second line. And how better to get in the mood for next Thursday's live Monty Hall extravaganza than with a radio show jam-packed with brass band records from around the globe?!


Richard Hell
Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Punk icon and author Richard Hell joins Todd-O-Phonic Todd to discuss his new non-fiction anthology Massive Pissed Love (published by Soft Skull Press). This collection contains many insightful pieces on music, film, poetry, New York City and more. Hell gained infamy as a member of Television and The Heartbreakers and as the leader of The Voidoids, but in more recent years has honed his craft as a writer and critic, as anyone who read his excellent autobiography I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp will attest.


Jake McKelvie
Thursday, October 8th, 2015, Noon - 2pm
on
Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Jake McKelvie, of Jake McKelvie and the Countertops, from Keene, NH, will play a solo set. Jake's songs are funny, acerbic, and insightful, full of stream-of-consciousness run-on puns and rhymes, and snappy answers to questions you didn't know you'd asked.


Sally Crewe
Thursday, October 8th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane welcomes Sally Crewe as a Peer Pressure guest this week, complete with a rockin' playlist! Her new album, "Later Than You Think" containing 10 pop blasts -has just recently been released, and we'll be hearing some selections from that along with her killer selections! The songstress and accomplished but somewhat overlooked guitarist will be live at 1pm and listeners are encouraged to ask questions via the online comments board!


Jazzactuel Redux
Thursday, October 8th, 2015, 6am - 9am
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
Take a journey through the nether regions of the BYG/Actuel label catalog. Hear free jazz and psychedelia circa 1968-1970 from the likes of Art Ensemble of Chicago, Gong, Don Cherry, Archie Sheep, Sonny Sharrock and as many more as will fit into 3 hours.


Banginclude and Rootystep
Thursday, October 8th, 2015, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
$mall ¢hange welcomes two guests on Nickel and Dime radio tonight. Brooklyn's own Banginclude, who draws inspiration from various sounds and styles around the world, and is a busy producer w/ a new EP for Buraka Som Sistema's Enchufada label, and has tracks on Man Recordings, Latino Resiste and Generation Bass. Also guesting is his friend Rootystep from France, a serious reggae collector and also DJs in the group Stand High Patrol. Expect a slew of world music sounds to shake your ass to in the wee hours.


Arwen Lewis
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on Irwin Chusid

Arwen Lewis is the daughter of Moby Grape founder and guitarist Peter Lewis. On Arwen's new self-titled debut album, she covers a dozen Grape classics from the band's first three records. On Oct 7 at 4pm, Arwen joins Irwin on WFMU for a live quartet performance, with her dad playing in the band. She has an album release party scheduled at the Bitter End in New York on October 11.


Throaat
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, Midnight - 3am
on Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet

Throaat—this nasty-as-back-alley-sex Brooklyn band combine punk and thrash-fed black metal with speed-metal chops, and a tainted dose of Satan-knows-what barely controlled chaos. Their latest EP, "Bloodf***ing Freaks" (MHOTR recs.), is a six-song ass-kick, a ferocious calling card that led to these gloriously bent metalers gracing My Castle of Quiet with a live set on our October 6-7 show.


NYC Independent Film Festival's Dennis Cieri
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Dennis Cieri, Founder and Executive Director of the NYC Independent Film Festival, joins Devon to discuss the 6th annual weeklong film event which takes place from Monday, October 12th to Sunday, the 18th with a line up of over 300 films, shorts, documentaries, and music and art videos from 39 countries plus seminars, panels and networking events. Highlights include Wildlike, Keep In Touch, Get Happy - The Film, Girl On The Edge, Women Of 69, Southern Rites and A Warm Spell. For tickets and more info, please visit: nycindieff.com.


Canterbury Follies
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on
Tony Coulter's show (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Join Tony for three hours of choice Canterbury music, ranging from Soft Machine, Caravan, and Gong to their lesser-known brethren and non-English acolytes.


Comedian Nate Fernald
Monday, October 5th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave's guest tonight on the show is comedian Nate Fernald, who will be playing tracks from his debut collection of mashups "Week Music: Volume One."


Zedashe - Captivating Choral Songs from the Republic of Georgia
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Zedashe sings captivating polyphonic choral songs of the Caucasus region of Georgia - music dating from pre-Christian times that was almost lost during the Soviet era. They'll pull out the bagpipes, accordion and more for a dance tune here or there too.

Zedashe's US tour - in support of their superb new album Our Earth and Water - includes New York stops at Drom in the East Village on Thursday October 1st and at Barbes in Park Slope Saturday October 3rd. But their only Garden State appearance is on our airwaves!


WFMU Broadcasts Live from the Ponderosa Stomp Festival in New Orleans
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, 1pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

WFMU/WWOZ live broadcast from Ponderosa Stomp headquarters! Join WFMU and our legendary sister station in New Orleans, WWOZ for 5 hours of live broadcasting from the lobby of The AC Hotel in New Orleans. The Ponderosa Stomp takes places Oct. 2nd and 3rd at The Rock'n'Bowl in New Orleans and features performances by Irma Thomas, Freddy Cannon, P.F. Sloan, Barbara Lynn, Roy Head and many others. Dave The Spazz and Todd-O-Phonic Todd will co-host with WWOZ on-air personalities. Countless special guests will be stopping by along with WFMU celebrities Sheila B., Joe Belock, Gaylord Fields, Matt Fiveash, Nate K., Amanda Nazario and Michael Shelley. Don't miss it!


Jon fills in for Debbie Tonight
Friday, October 2nd, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on
Atomic Jukebox with Jon (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)

Inutili
Thursday, October 1st, 2015, 9am - Noon
on Imaginary Radio with Chris M.

Straight outta Italy, the WFMU debut of Inutili! You know them from frequently-played tracks such as "Nicotine" and "My Girlfriend Is A Zombieslut"! Now float through your Thursday morning with some live experimental psych-rock jams!


Joe Frank - "On the Edge"
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. An episode entitled "On the Edge," from Joe's Work in Progress series, airs Weds. September 30th. Joe gets a publisher's advance, rents a house, and settles down to write a book. But his concentration is interrupted by a neighbor's dog, who barks and howls every day, causing Joe to plot the dog's murder. Later Joe contemplates several scenarios of his own death and the heavenly aftermath of each — which instead turn into hellish eternities.


John B. Sebastian special and interview!
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015, Noon - 2pm
on
Nazario Scenario (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
If you believe in magic, come along with Amanda Nazario as she presents two hours of John's music, from his days leading the Lovin' Spoonful in the Sixties to his stompin' jug-band present, with detours and surprises. Amanda also talks to John about life in Greenwich Village, the new Sundazed reissues of the Spoonful's first three albums, and more. OMFG.


Nick Garrie
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

After recording a Baroque pop masterpiece in the late 60's, "The Nightmare of J.B. Stanislas," Nick Garrie and the album seemingly disappeared when the distribution deal collapsed. But that is far from the end of Nick's story. He continued to write charmingly catchy songs, occasionally collaborating with songwriter Francis Lai, and eventually topped the charts in Spain with a tune in the 1980's. "Stanislas" was finally reissued in 2005, and Garrie tours here and there. Nick Garrie was in NYC for one of those rare shows and Irene brought him into the studio for some live performance and chat.


Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban's 6th Anniversary Party
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 8pm - 2am
on
Debbie Does WFMU with Debbie D. (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban stream hosts a 6th anniversary benefit shindig on Tues Sept 29th (8pm) in the Safari Room at El Cortez in Brooklyn. With all your favorite WFMU Rock 'n' Soul DJs, live sets by Miriam and Nobody's Babys, Greg Cartwright solo set + surprise guests!! Jonathan Toubin dance party after the bands. Don't miss the party that Joe Belock has called the event of the year!! $10 at the door.


The Film Music of Fabio Frizzi (Pt. 1)
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
In anticipation of Italian horror music maestro Fabio Frizzi's first ever North American performances, only six in all starting this Friday, Oct. 2nd in Austin and concluding next Saturday in Philadelphia on Oct. 10th (bookending L.A., San Francisco, Seattle and Toronto), host Devon E. Levins plans the first in a two-part special dedicated to Frizzi's music. The six performances by the 8-piece "Frizzi 2 Fulci Orchestra" are in tribute to his close friend and collaborator, director Lucio Fulci, and will include suites with visuals from Zombi 2 (aka Zombie Flesh Eaters), 7 Notes in Black, The Beyond, City of the Living Dead and Manhattan Baby.


John Lydon
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Former Sex Pistols singer and current ringleader of a revitalized Public Image Limited, John Lydon talks to Brian today on WFMU. On the cusp of his 60th birthday, it's somewhat impossible to even grasp the scope of Lydon's resume: guiding light of punk and post-punk experimentalism, fashion template, vehement critic of institutionalized government and religion, TV contestant, commercial ad and film star, Judge Judy plaintiff, shark cage diver, even King Herod in Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar. He recently released a second autobiography called Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored, and brings PiL to the Best Buy Theater in New York City on November 16th. PiL has also just self-released a new LP entitled What the World Needs Now, with his continued post-2009 lineup that features ex-members of the Slits, Pop Group, Mekons and Damned. Tune in!


Karin Krog
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 9am - Noon
on
This Is The Modern World with Trouble
The jazz singer Karin Krog is a household name in her native Norway. But to many outside of Europe and Japan her unique interpretations are unheard. In town on Sept 1 for a show that week at Joe's pub, Karin will sit down with Trouble and talk about her new anthology on Light in the Attic and how she became one of Europe's most exciting jazz musicians.


Dennis Driscoll
Monday, September 28th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Dave’s guest on Monday, September 28, will be New York City storyteller Dennis Driscoll. Dennis is a contemporary of Jim Carroll and a lifelong resident of Manhattan’s Inwood neighborhood who is currently opening for Television with backing from saxophonist Dana Colley from Morphine. Dennis’ most recent storytelling album "Cut the Gab" was produced by Chris Goss (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age) and recorded Rancho de la Luna studio in Joshua Tree, California.


The LAST Annual Late Night DIY Talk Show Awards
Saturday, September 26th, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
Prove It All Night! with Pat Byrne
Please join us at the historic and elegant Monty Hall Theatre in beautiful downtown Jersey City for what may be the best, but most certainly will be the LAST Annual DIY Late Night Talk Show Awards! Featuring Dave Hill, Jo Firestone, Brett Davis, Scott Rogowsky, Jay Miller, an interview with author: Colin Atrophy Hagendorf, and music from Air Waves! You can watch live video of the show over at WFMU.org from 9:30 - 11:30. The video will appear on the WFMU phone apps, the WFMU homepage and Pat's playlist page. Or, if you're in the area, see the show LIVE for $5 at 43 Montgomery St. in Jersey City.


A Visit to the 2015 Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo - Part 1
Saturday, September 26th, 2015, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

The Rainforest World Music Festival takes place every summer at the fascinating Sarawak Cultural Village outside of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, on the spectacular tropical island of Borneo. It's a great festival at a remarkable site and Rob was fortunate enough to be invited by the Sarawak Tourism Board to attend this past August. Tonight's show looks at opening day of the three-day gathering, with concert excerpts and sound bites from the festival. Later this radio season we'll revisit days two and three of the festival.


Dinner
Thursday, September 24th, 2015, 9am - Noon
on Imaginary Radio with Chris M.

Why, it's a culinary delight! A live trough-slop of noise rock! Brooklyn-based gastro-gurglers Dinner in session! Making their WFMU debut and it's all prix fixe!


Maga Bo
Thursday, September 24th, 2015, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Maga Bo has been producing music since the '90s, with releases on UK's Tru-Thoughts label, DJ Rupture's Soot records, and he recently has a series of compilations on his own Kafundo label. Originally from Seattle and based in Rio De Janeiro since 1999, he is a serious collector of rhythms from around the world and his productions are inspired by that. Airing 2 different mixes and an interview. Mid-3am on Nickel and Dime Radio w/ $mall ¢hange.


Ultimate Painting PLUS Worriers
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
It's a twin bill this week as The Evan "Funk" Davies Show presents live sets from Worriers and Ultimate Painting! Not appearing together on any stage, this pairing is an exclusive for WFMU listeners!

Worriers, a Brooklyn band by way of New Jersey, have just released their debut full-length, Imaginary Life (Don Giovanni). The album is packed with anthemic punk tunes that will have you singing along just like you did with your old Buzzcocks or Avengers records and your less-old Thermals records. They're currently touring the east and mid-west, including a stop at Brooklyn's Silent Barn on Saturday Sept 19. Catch them live if they're coming to your town! The Worriers set will air at around 9:30.

After Worriers we'll hear from Ultimate Painting, the English band formed last year by Jack Cooper (Mazes - the UK one) and James Hoare (Veronica Falls), They're returning to WFMU to play some songs from their latest album Green Lanes (Trouble In Mind). The new LP finds Ultimate Painting continuing to amble down the same path of dreamy, melodic guitar pop that they laid out on last year's debut; fans of the Feelies, Parquet Courts, and even the G------- D--- will likely enjoy what they hear. Ultimate Painting are touring the US, with stops at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn on Sept 18, the Bearsville Theater on Sept 20, as well as Gonerfest in Memphis. Be sure to tune in to WFMU Wednesday night, Sept 23, to hear both of these live sets!


Spaghetti Eastern Music
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on Irene Trudel's show

New York-based guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Sal Cataldi creates charmingly melodic off-center music as his alter-ego Spaghetti Eastern Music. Cataldi mashes up, as he describes it, "ambient soundtracks a la Morricone/Fripp and clavinet-singed funky from the P-Funk playbook... (topping) it off with acoustic ballads where smiley melodies camouflage bitter lyricism about broken love..." The resulting music is filled with musical references from Sal's "Smithsonian-Sized" record collection. Spaghetti Eastern Music plays live on Irene's show.


Mica Levi
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

In the midst of a tour supporting Micachu & The Shapes' third album "Good Sad Happy Bad," Mica Levi drops by to discuss her first film score to Jonathan Glazer's surrealist horror/sci-fi "Under The Skin" starring Scarlett Johansson, one of host Devon E. Levins' favorites of 2014. Mica has a not-so-secret background studying composition at the prestigious Guildhall School where she was commissioned to compose for the London Philharmonic in 2008 and, shortly thereafter, was the youngest individual at 24 to be invited as an Artist-in-Residence at the Southbank Centre. Mica's work on "Under The Skin" garnered her Best Film Composer at the 2014 European Film Awards and a similar shared title with Jonny Greenwood at the L.A. Film Critics Awards. Milan Records has released the soundtrack on vinyl, CD and digitally.


Dan Melchior
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

The ever-soundshifting Dan Melchior returns to Brian's program today promising a set that gets back to his early vocal/guitar roots, augmented by his friend Tony Allman on assorted keyboards and devices. Dan has a NYC show the following night, September 23rd, at Trans Pecos sharing a bill with Nick Forte.


Writer Mike Sacks
Monday, September 21st, 2015, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight, Dave's guest is writer Mike Sacks, author of "Poking a Dead Frog."


The Pink Tiles
Monday, September 21st, 2015, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Irresistibly catchy and melodic garage pop out of Melbourne, Australia. This great band, discovered by WFMU's own Joe McGasko last year, is taking the world by storm, touring across the USA for the first time this year, including a slot at Gonerfest 12 in Memphis!


Kathryn Calder
Monday, September 21st, 2015, Midnight - 3am
on
Therese's show
The New Pornographers' Kathryn Calder stopped by WFMU to play some lovely, atmospheric pop songs, full of synth and vocal harmonies. She released a self-titled solo record, her third, earlier this year on File Under: Music.


Lawrence English, John Chantler, and Rafael Anton Irisarri
Sunday, September 20th, 2015, 10pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, September 20, Dave's guests will be Lawrence English, John Chantler, and Rafael Anton Irisarri of the great Australia-based experimental/electronic label Room40. The next night Lawrence and John will be doing a very rare performance at Artist's Space/Issue Project Room in Manhattan as part of a worldwide celebration of the label's 15th anniversary.



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