Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Put the Needle on the NY Remote
Friday, August 29th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In his quest to do four WFMU shows in four different states in four consecutive weeks, Billy Jam, who did the last two weeks' shows from both New Jersey and California and will do next week's show from Colorado, travels to New York this week. Billy sets up the WFMU remote broadcast unit at LP (Local Project) indie arts space in Long Island City his guests will include curator Carolina Penafiel, aerosol artist DEMEROCK, NYC's Broke MC, LGBT emcee Safiel Vonay and more. Put the Needle on the Record with Billy Jam on WFMU, Friday August 29th 7pm.


Fade Kainer
Thursday, August 28th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
The voice and textural contributor in Batillus, member of Theologian, InSwarm, plays live with Jarboe and is a multi instrumentalist and audio engineer. We wonder how he will have time to actually make an appearance, but will be psyched to hear the music he has picked! He will be live and listeners will be able to ask him questions via our live playlist and comments board!


Arc Waves
Thursday, August 28th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Brooklyn purveyors of dreampop with a touch of twang, Arc Waves came to visit the WFMU studio shortly after being featured in a Huffington Post music column. Singer Elaine's vocals float above guitar-heavy songs that bounce from light to dark to chaos and back again.


Episode Six of Radio Harvester with Street Eaters, also Guest Host Reed of Distort Jersey City (fill-in for Infinite Distortion)
Wednesday, August 27th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Distort Jersey City with Reed Dunlea
On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014, get your appetite ready for Radio Harvester #6 with NYC's top pizza punk, THE SLICE HARVESTER. This time, Colin sits down with the East Bay's legendary punk act STREET EATERS over a hot pie to talk about love, life, and finding yourself at an all ages DIY gig. It's 8pm eastern on INFINITE DISTORTION, with guest host REED DUNLEA - of the late, great DISTORT JERSEY CITY.


Three Hours of Videos on the Radio
Wednesday, August 27th, 9am - Noon
on
Ken's show (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)
Station Manager Ken will broadcast three hours of music videos that you can watch OR listen to on Wednesday August 27th from 9am to Noon. If you're at a computer or on a smartphone during the show, the three-hour video feed will appear on the WFMU homepage, on Ken's playlist page or on the WFMU Android and iPhone apps. The videos will NOT be archived, although the audio will.


Awkward Girls
Wednesday, August 27th, 3am - 6am
on
Redundancy Radio with DJ Disk Jockey
Jersey City based punk rock quartet, Awkward Girls make their WFMU debut with a LIVE 3am set! And then afterwards, they're going to hang out and eat pizza.


Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, August 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we've barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.


The Martinets
Tuesday, August 26th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Formed shortly before the turn of the century, and inspired by pre-punk artists such as the New York Dolls, Mott The Hoople, Stooges, Flamin’ Groovies and MC5, The Martinets have been bashing out rock and roll with a 1977 New Yawk City vibe for over a decade and a half. With Daniel Rey on guitar (producer/guitarist/songwriter for the Ramones, Joey Ramone, Ronnie Spector , The Dictators NYC, Masters Of Reality, etc), Dave Rick on bass (Bongwater, Yo La Tengo, King Missile, Phantom Tollbooth, Robert Pollard, etc), Roger Mudock on drums (King Missile, Ronnie Spector, Joey Ramone, Leslie West) and Eamonn Bowles (The Fabians) on vocal and guitar, The Martinets have just unleashed their fourth album “Rock and Roll Will Probably Never Die” on MuSick Recordings.


Black Sea Hotel
Monday, August 25th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Known as Brooklyn's practitioners of "Balkan Vocal Pyrotechnics," Black Sea Hotel creates an ethereal blend of tight, sublime women's harmonies in the ancient Eastern-European tradition. "The Forest is Shaking and Swaying" is the latest from these wonderful singers, who are equally at home on club stages as they are in large concert halls worldwide. Black Sea Hotel performs live on WFMU, in advance of a couple of local shows.


Spider Bags
Sunday, August 24th, 6am - 9am
on
Burn It Down! with Nate K
The Spider Bags are the handiwork of Jersey expat and former D.C. Sniper Dan McGee. After relocating from the Garden State to North Carolina in the late 2000s, McGee traded in the smash-and-grab punk approach of the Snipers for a scruffier, sweatier, more roots-oriented take on the whole garage rock routine. The band’s new album, "Frozen Letter," its first for Merge, splits the difference between drunken no-chaser rave-ups and lengthier, more poignant trips to the seedier side of town. The Spider Bags bring their brand of hellfire to Burn it Down! with Nate K, Sunday morning, August 24.


Ace Frehley (Todd-o-phonic Todd fills in for Michael Shelley)
Saturday, August 23rd, 11am - 1pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
In the tradition of The Michael Shelley show, fill-in DJ Todd-O-Phonic Todd interviews the legendary Ace Frehley. What a meeting of the minds! Discussion will range from the early years of Kiss to Ace's brand new LP "Space Invader" on EOne Music.


Down South Jukin': Southern Rock Special
Thursday, August 21st, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
What do you get when you combine rock 'n' roll with Rebel Yell and a bunch of longhaired hippies from below the Mason-Dixon line? Why, you get that uniquely American musical form called Southern Rock. This special episode of Surface Noise is devoted to that golden decade (the 1970s) when the South really tried to do it again. They didn't, but along the way, a lot of guitars got twanged, a lot of whiskey got drunk, and a lot of Southern cities got namechecked. Tune in for some favorites as well as some obscurities as we plumb the depths of this oft-maligned subgenre of American racket: Three full hours of down South jukin'!


Sete Star Sept
Wednesday, August 20th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
Tokyo, Japan's SETE STAR SEPT are a two-piece force of nature, perpetually circling the globe with their jaw-dropping brand of grindcore, harsh noise, free jazz, noisecore, and improvisational brilliance. They stopped by Studio B to lay down a searing set that YOU, fair listener, can hear August 20th at 8pm on WFMU's INFINITE DISTORTION. Stick around to hear them reminisce about their strangest gigs and reflect on their inspirations!


Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Mountain Rain"
Wednesday, August 20th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. August 20th we'll air an episode entitled "Mountain Rain," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. In this episode, while Joe is mourning the death of his father, his mother dies during the funeral. On the road to the cemetery to bury both, the funeral cortege is beset with accidents in which a number of mourners are killed. Later in the program Joe attempts to lead a group of untrained climbers up Kashmir mountain K2, the world's 2nd tallest and the most dangerous. Things happen.


Mike IX Williams, Maeve Higgins, and Doug Gillard
Tuesday, August 19th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Special guests this week include Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod, Corrections House, Arson Anthem, etc.), comedian/writer Maeve Higgins, and musician Doug Gillard (Guided by Voices, Nada Surf, Bambi Kino, etc.).


Vicky and the Vengents
Tuesday, August 19th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Blasting out of Southern California with a love for all things dramatic and loud, Vicky and the Vengents throw girl-groups, guitars, grease and garage into the blender to come up with their own amazing sound!


Mr. Fine Wine's 20th Anniversary
Friday, August 15th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine
Mr. Fine Wine celebrates 20 years of Downtown Soulville! Since the summer of 1994, Mr. Fine Wine has played approximately 20,000 soul 45s on WFMU. Join us for a three-hour live-in-the-flesh soul-45 dance party and live broadcast on Fri Aug 15th at Monty Hall -- 43 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, free. The party runs 7-10pm, with a live broadcast from 8-9pm. RSVP here.


Put the Needle On The WFMU Bay Series Part 4: North Oakland
Friday, August 15th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the final installment in the four-part WFMU BAY SERIES Billy Jam will set up the WFMU remote broadcast unit in North Oakland at the Corner Market for a one-hour live special that will feature a rare old school Bay Area hip-hop 12 singles set, live freestyle rap by Bas-One, and a special scratch mix tribute to Robin Williams by DJ LazyBoy. Put The Needle On The Record - Friday August 15th at the Corner Market (Telegraph and 61st Streets in Oakland) - 4pm local Pacific time, free and open to the public.


Special guests Dave the Spazz and Fabio
Thursday, August 14th, 6pm - 7pm
on
The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon
Clay Pigeon welcomes WFMU colleagues Dave the Spazz and Fabio on the show tonight.


DirtyFinger
Thursday, August 14th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
We re-roll the red carpet for a true rockstar in the NYC underground scene...DirtyFinger. When not bike jousting for the Black Label Bike Club, he's manning the decks of practically every essential Brooklyn loft party with a variety of styles to keep people bouncing.


EFD's Annual Disco-Dance Party!
Wednesday, August 13th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
It's the hottest night of the year, regardless of the temperature! Once again Evan "Funk" Davies will be spinning classic dance and disco jams of the mid-70s and early '80s, along with some lesser-known nuggets sure to get your feet moving. The beat will be turned around, your whistle will be blown, and your body will be shaken down to the ground on WFMU Wednesday night, August 13, between 9pm and midnight! Be there!


Civilized
Wednesday, August 13th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Infinite Distortion
Denver, Colorado, has spawned one of the most ferocious, raw, and fresh sounding hardcore bands in recent memory with CIVILIZED. They stopped by the WFMU studios on tour supporting their new "Dust And Blood" EP on Youth Attack records, and on Wednesday, August 13th, at 8pm, hear them rip Studio B a new one on Infinite Distortion with Bosh!


Peter Doolan: Monrakplengthai
Wednesday, August 13th, 7pm - 10pm
on Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Over half a decade of curating Monrakplengthai, Peter Doolan has established himself as one of the greatest international music bloggers on the planet. Back in the States after a lengthy sojourn to Bangkok where he worked cataloging Thai records for a public university library, Peter will join Gary to talk about Southeast Asian music and spin some of the most awesome luk thung, molam and other regional delights you’ve ever heard.


"Simpsons Time" Special
Wednesday, August 13th, Noon - 2pm
on
Nazario Scenario (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Amanda includes a scholarly discussion of one Simpsons episode on her show each week. This week, she invites three colleagues for a two-hour nerdout on favorite seasons; behind-the-scenes secrets; and much more. Join WFMU DJs Pat Byrne, Paul Bruno, Nate K, and Amanda Nazario for Nazario Scenario's WORST EPISODE EVER.


Sick Thoughts
Tuesday, August 12th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Drew Owen is a 17 year old from Baltimore who started a punk band in his bedroom when he was in 9th Grade, playing his first shows at the tail end of high school covered in the same crust not unlike what would be found on your Oblivians, Electric Eels, and early Leather Nun records. With a bunch of 7" and 12" singles under his belt, he's ready to hit the road when he graduates, warming up for this fall's Gonerfest with a stop by WFMU today.


Corey Feldman
Monday, August 11th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Actor and musician Corey Feldman joins Night People to discuss his phenomenal career in the movies, his new album, and his terrific memoir "Coreyography."


The Art of South Indian Violin, with Arun Ramamurthy
Saturday, August 9th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Arun Ramamurthy is a great young Carnatic - South Indian - classical violinist. He adds jazz to the mix with the Arun Ramamurthy Trio, whose CD Jazz Carnatica hits the streets in October. Arun joins us tonight as guest-DJ to explore Indian violin styles. We'll preview his trio's new CD too.


Grrrl Pwr Hr Special: Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls!
Saturday, August 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili

This week on BTAwK, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls takes over Grrrl Pwr Hr! Tune in to rock out with some of the young, beastin', talented campers of WMRC summer session 2, featuring exclusive interviews with Annika and WMRC's Executive Director Karla Schickele!


P.F. Sloan
Saturday, August 9th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael Shelley welcomes songwriter/performer P.F. Sloan whose his hits including "Eve of Destruction" for Barry McGuire, "You Baby" for The Turtles, "A Must to Avoid" for Herman's Hermits and "Secret Agent Man" for Johnny Rivers and hundreds more. His new album "My Beethoven" has just been released.


Put the Needle On The WFMU Bay Series Part 3: Oakland
Friday, August 8th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Following stops over the past two weeks in the Bay Area towns of Alameda and San Bruno, for this week's installment in the four-part "WFMU BAY SERIES" Billy Jam will set up the WFMU remote broadcast unit in Oakland when his guests will include Daly City turntablist DJ Qbert and East Oakland author/activist JR Valrey. Additionally scheduled are both a special live turntable session featuring DJ Quest, DJ Marz, and Mista B, and a freestyle emcee session featuring D-Wiz and Dub Esquire - both recorded specifically for this show. Listeners in the bay can swing by Corner Market, 6050 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland (4pm local Pacific time) to watch it all go down.


Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Escape From Paradise"
Wednesday, August 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. August 6th we'll air an episode entitled "Escape From Paradise," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. In this episode, after Joe is arrested for smuggling illegal immigrants across the US-Mexican border, he's sent to an enlightened federal penitentiary which works to enrich, enable and nurture the spirits of convicts. But a rebellion breaks out over artistic direction which pits the prison ballet corps against the cross-dressing warden.


Dick Cavett, David Johansen, and more!
Tuesday, August 5th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight's show features appearances by Dick Cavett, David Johansen (both by phone), and Doug Quint, founder of Big Gay Ice Cream.


The "T" Stands For "Times Square"!
Tuesday, August 5th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Aerial View with Chris T.
Chris T. goes in search of just one Elmo (or SpongeBob or Batman) willing to speak about the proposal to license and regulate "costumed performers" in the "crossroads of the world"! Hear him speak with hawkers, French tourists, NYPD officers and even "The Jewish Joker".


Matteah Baim
Monday, August 4th, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

Matteah Baim is an accomplished visual artist as well as musician. She was half of the "soft metal" duo Metallic Falcons (with Sierra Casady of CocoRosie), and her third solo record, "Falling Theater," just came out. The music is a little like what you'd expect to hear a group of community volunteers humming while they clean up an old grand theater like the classic Loew's Jersey City.


Rich Fills In for Bethany
Monday, August 4th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

Brad Love of Aviary
Monday, August 4th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Pianist, composer and singer Brad Love checks in with Night People to discuss his days as frontman of incredible '70s pomp-rockers, Aviary.


Quraishi - Master of the Afghan Lute
Saturday, August 2nd, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Decades of war and cultural repression have taken a huge toll on Afghanistan's once thriving music scene. Many musicians have left the country. One of the best, Quraishi, lives right here in New York. Quraishi is a master of the traditional Afghan short-necked lute, the rubab. He has a great new CD out on the Evergreene label, Mountain Melodies. He's one of several outstanding artists from Persian and Turkic cultures performing at the annual CTMD Heritage Sunday free concert, this Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. And he'll join us tonight on WFMU!


Soul legend Bobby Patterson and Rod Argent of The Zombies
Saturday, August 2nd, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael Shelley chats with soul music ledged Bobby Patterson about his new album 'I Got More Soul!' and his August 10th show, outdoors at the Damrosch Park Bandshell in Manhattan AND Rod Argent of The Zombies, who chats about the band's 50 plus year history and their current tour, which brings them to Manhattan's B.B. King's on August 8th.


Put the Needle On The WFMU Bay Series Part 2: San Bruno @ Special Tech DJ
Friday, August 1st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
Following a successful kick-off broadcast last Friday out of the East Bay island city of Alameda, the WFMU BAY SERIES continues this week when Billy Jam will travel across the Bay Bridge and south of San Francisco to the city of San Bruno. There at the DJ school/art gallery/event space Special Tech DJ will be part two in the four-part WFMU Bay Series where guests will include students from the DJ school as well as DJ Cue who founded Special Tech DJ along with such others as Mista B, and fellow Bullet Proof Space Traveler members DJ Marz and Eddie K. Open to the public. Bay Area WFMU listeners are invited to attend: 572 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno. Put The Needle On The Record. August 1st 7pm (4pm local Pacific time) on WFMU.


Marquise Stillwell
Wednesday, July 30th, Noon - 3pm
on Duane Train

Marquise Stillwell has executive Produced a documentary film entitled "Shield & Spear", directed by Peter Ringbom. The film focuses on the burgeoning South African art scene 20 years after the birth of democracy in the country. By focusing on the struggles of provocative artists such as Brett Murray, Punk rock band Blk Jcks and the massive South African House Music scene, the film is an examination of the rising tensions and triumphs of a post apartheid nation, and the daily struggles they have addressing issues such as LGBT rights, Interracial dating, Censorship and Conservative thinking in a country still in it's democratic infancy. Stillwell will be stopping by Duane's show ahead of its NYC premiere at Lincoln Center 8/5/14.


Bleak and Hell Mary
Wednesday, July 30th, Midnight - 3am
on
Wm. Berger presents My Castle of Quiet
This time on My Castle of Quiet, two outstanding bands of blackened / punk / grind from our own tri-state area: BLEAK (Syracuse, NY) - Irresistible songs, in a heavy, dark-grind atmosphere. For fans of Cattle Decapitation and The Communion. With a new vocalist, and a split 7" soon to be released, these guys just get better and better. HELL MARY (NJ) With a great 7" and tape already under their belts, Hell Mary spin a unique brand of hardcore, incorporating melodic riffs with raw, anguished vocals. Their songs roll hard, and swing heavy, like No Class on a trip to some wretched, personal hell. Not to be missed!


Cartoonist David Rees, Comedian Liam McEneaney, and musician Tommy Wallach
Tuesday, July 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Goddamn Dave Hill Show
Tonight on Dave's show: David Rees, cartoonist and host of Nat Geo's "Going Deep with David Rees", comedian Liam McEneaney, and musician Tommy Wallach.


Hector's Pets
Tuesday, July 29th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Brooklyn's HECTOR'S PETS make catchy pop songs for deadbeats and derelicts, and have a killer debut LP, "Pet-O-Feelia," on Oops Baby Records.


Al Margolis
Sunday, July 27th, 9pm - Midnight
on
World of Echo with Dave Mandl
On Sunday, July 27th, Dave Mandl welcomes musician, label-head, and experimental-music pioneer Al Margolis to FMU for their annual summer broadcast. Al runs the great avant-garde label Pogus Productions, performs live as "If, Bwana," and has been a key figure in the worldwide experimental music network for years. He'll be bringing a stack of rare and wonderful LPs, CDs, and cassettes to play for you.


Rana Ghose of REProduce on Charanjit Singh and the new indie India
Saturday, July 26th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

In India, independent DIY rock and electronic music-making are still very new. Rana Ghose of Delhi's REProduce Artists agency is a key player on India's growing indie scene. In addition to nurturing a bevy of young artists, he has a notable veteran on his roster: Charanjit Singh, the ex-Bollywood keyboardist who broke new ground with his early 80s electronic transformation of Indian classical music, Synthesizing - Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat. Rana is bringing Charanjit Singh to New York for performances on Sunday July 27th (Globalfest, at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors), and Saturday August 2nd (PS 1's Warm Up). He'll share Charanjit's story and music and introduce us to some of India's rising stars.


Annika
Saturday, July 26th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Beastin' The Airwaves! with Keili
Tune in for the long awaited return of 16 year-old singer-songwriter Annika! After winning NPR's Battle Of The Boroughs for Queens and releasing an EP on iTunes, Annika joins Beastin' the Airwaves! to celebrate and showcase her complete, polished sound.


Author Tom Doyle and rock star Ben Vaughn!
Saturday, July 26th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael Shelley welcomes author Tom Doyle whose new book "Man on the Run" chronicles Paul McCartney's life in the 1970 when the ex-Beatle was forced to redefine himself - releasing eccentric solo albums, embarking on a hippie lifestyle, forming a new band, and eventually helping define arena rock superstardom AND we'll hear from the great Ben Vaughn who has just released a new album "Texas Road Trip."


Put The Needle on The WFMU Bay Series - Part One: Alameda
Friday, July 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
For the first installment in his four-part San Francisco Bay Area WFMU remote series, "The WFMU Bay Series," Billy Jam will stop in the island town of Alameda interviewing people on the street, recording random freestyles on their town, and then broadcasting live from the studios of longtime East Bay producer Dawgisht. This is part one in the four-part WFMU Bay Series - through August 15th. Put The Needle On The Record July 25th 7pm (4pm local Pacific time) on WFMU.


Bobby Blitz
Thursday, July 24th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Diane's Peer Pressure guest this week will be the vocalist for NJ thrash metal legends Over Kill: BOBBY BLITZ. They have just released their 17th album, "White Devil Armory on Nuclear Blast," and he'll chat about it and pick a couple of tunes as well. They'll be touring worldwide in the fall for the record. Check out all news on the band here.


Ought
Thursday, July 24th, 6am - 9am
on Underwater Theme Park with Meghan

What happens when guys from New Hampshire, New Jersey and Australia share an apartment in Montreal, Quebec, while adding a guy from Portland, Oregon? Well, according to Constellation Records (one of the best labels coming from Montreal with bands such as Godspeed You Black Emperor), one of the most exciting and fun live bands on their label! Ought hailing from the Mile End district of Montreal, which is considered the hip part of the city, pulls their DIY influences from some old punk roots, being the Talking Heads, the Fall, etc. They are on their summer tour, stopping by the WFMU studios to show what an amazing live show is. There is also a special appearance by our very own Scott Williams on one of the songs.


The Harrow
Thursday, July 24th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

The Harrow don't just play music, they bathe in it. DJ, Blogger and member of numerous bands Frank Deserto is joined by singer and internet DJ Vanessa Irena, '80s goth veteran Greg Fasolino (The Naked and the Dead) & keyboardist/remixer Barrett Hiatt. They make no secret of their influences harkening back to the darker side of 80s post-punk and coldwave. A dark and moody sound that would make Ian Curtis proud.


People Who Only Need Another Beat
Wednesday, July 23rd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Last year, three of WFMU's in-house drummers -- Dave Mandl, Irwin Chusid and Evan "Funk" Davies -- gathered to play songs featuring some of their own favorite time-keepers. This year the rhythm section reconvenes with the addition of WFMU's own Dennis Diken, an Actual Professional Drummer! Irwin, Dennis and Dave will take turns presenting their favorite panjandrums of paradiddles and rulers of rolls, with EFD primarily acting as MC this time around. Tune in at 9pm on Wednesday July 23 for this three-hour drum throwdown on WFMU!


The Clientele PLUS Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "God Only Knows"
Wednesday, July 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
The Clientele will perform on Irwin's show, Weds. July 23 around 3:15pm (Eastern). The band is now a trio of Alasdair MacLean on vocals and guitar, Mark Keen on drums, and James Hornsey on bass. The UK-based ensemble will play at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn on Saturday July 19. Other US dates include July 20 in Philadelphia, July 22 in Washington DC, July 23 in Charlottesville VA, and some west coast gigs. Check their full tour schedule at TheClientele.co.uk.

One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. June 25th we'll air an episode entitled "God Only Knows," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. In this episode, Joseph thinks his fiancée Mary is cheating on him. When she gets pregnant, he's certain of it. After Mary gives birth to the Son of God, Joseph is furious and humiliated that he has been cuckolded by God. He falls into a deep depression and starts drinking. That's just the first three minutes of this one-hour Joe Frank episode.


Blaire Alise and the Bombshells
Tuesday, July 22nd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Teen sensations from Detroit take all of those classic Motor City influences and rev it into a 21st -century engine built for speed - garage, girl groups, Motown, etc. The city may be bankrupt but still has a rich musical output!


Alien Whale
Monday, July 21st, 9pm - Midnight
on Airborne Event with Dan Bodah

Alien Whale is Colin Langenus (USAisaMonster), Matt Mottel (Talibam!), and Nick Lesley (Necking) and what they are doing in Alien Whale is as much a mystery as the ocean depths. Is this psychedelic metal hullaballoo? Is it jazzed-up muzak dirt bike rock? Proto avant primal scream prog? Don't ask, just tune in and hear its name with your own ears. The Alien Whale 10" EP is on Care in the Community Records.


World Cup Bracket Challenge Winner
Monday, July 21st, 6pm - 7pm
on
Sportsy Talk with Bronwyn C.& Jim
Jaime Gutierrez, winner of the Sportsy Talk World Cup Bracket Challenge, joins The Most Trusted Team in Sports Talk Radio Today™ in the studio to co-host Sportsy Talk. That's his prize! He gets to co-host! Tune in and hear the disillusionment, Monday at 6:00pm.


Global Genre-Bending with Guest DJ Jeremy Bloom of Tipsy Oxcart
Saturday, July 19th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Jeremy Bloom is accordionist and ringleader of the riotous young Balkan band Tipsy Oxcart. During his not-long-ago college days, he hosted "Beyond the Balkans" on Vassar College radio station WVKR. Tonight we'll hear Jeremy's distinctive take on a favorite Transpacific Sound Paradise theme: Cross-cultural connections in music, through covers versions, songs that blend styles from varied cultures, and multi-cultural collaborations.


Shirley Collins
Saturday, July 19th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
UK folk music legend Shirley Collins, without doubt one of the greatest British musicians of the 20th Century, played a pivotal role at a time when folk music was undergoing unparalleled revival and revolution. Though out of the music scene for more than three decades, her music nevertheless continues to be a source of inspiration for many. However, probably due in part to her enforced retirement in the late 1970s, her legacy is not as widely known as it should be. Musician David Tibet has been a key figure in bringing Shirley Collins' music once again to its rightful place. (And frankly, WFMU DJs have always had a place for her music.) Now, filmmakers Tim Plester and Rob Curry are raising funds on Kickstarter for "The Ballad of Shirley Collins", inspired in part by her poignant 2004 memoir "America Over The Water" and the connection her music has to the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" There simply is no musician more deserving of this growing renewal on interest and I would urge you to assist the filmmakers in their endeavor. Donations can be made up to July 22nd. The interview with Ms. Collins will focus mostly on the forthcoming documentary and the American sojourn which led both to her book and the film. For your additional enjoyment, there is also a tribute album coming out shortly, "Inspired by Shirley".


Second Annual Hostage Situation, Loss Leaders Edition (fill-in for Doug 9am-noon)
Friday, July 18th, 9am - 3pm
on
Hinky Dinky Time with Uncle Michael (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Doug Schulkind takes a rare Friday morning off, once again leaving Uncle Michael holding a six-hour bag. Uncle Michael will fill it sharing favorites from his collection of Warner Brothers "Loss Leaders" samplers, spanning the complete history of the series.


John Otway
Thursday, July 17th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

The legendary John Otway bills himself as “Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Greatest Failure,” but few musicians have had such a long and colorful career with so many artistic successes. One of the great jesters of the punk era, famous for songs like “Beware of the Flowers ‘Cause I'm Sure They’re Going to Get You Yeah” and “Really Free,” Otway could also deliver a tender ballad with the best of them. He’s also staged some of the most memorable publicity stunts in the history of the industry, such as ensuring a Top 10 hit by having 900 fans sing back-up on his single (which, naturally, every one of them bought several copies of). Next week in New York, a documentary about his life called "Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie" premieres, and we’ll talk to John about the film and his 40-plus years of insanity.


Suzi Quatro
Thursday, July 17th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

50-year rock and roll veteran Suzi visits the dark night via phone from her Essex living room. From an all-girl band started with her sisters and friends, to a string of solo hits produced by Mickie Most, to a reoccurring role on as Leather Tuscadero on American sitcom Happy Days, to BBC-2 radio DJ, there's little Suzi hasn't done in her life. At age 64, she still tours extensively with no sign of slowing down. There's far too much in Suzi's history to touch on in a short interview, but lifelong fan Julie attempts to hit on some of the highlights.


I Love Vinyl crew guest DJs
Thursday, July 17th, Midnight - 3am
on Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange

$mall ¢hange invites the I Love Vinyl crew to guest on Nickel and Dime radio. I Love Vinyl is a bi-weekly all vinyl freeform dance party, founded by Ben Goldfarb aka DJ Scribe, that began in 2009 in New York City and has grown into an institution known worldwide. The DJs, Scribe, Jon Oliver, Amir Abdullah, OP! and Shawn Dub, are all heavyweight collectors and accomplished DJs in their own right. Check ilovevinyl.org for more information.


Hommage à Serge Gainsbourg
Wednesday, July 16th, 7pm - 10pm
on Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
How better to celebrate La Fête Nationale than with a three-hour tribute to "France's answer to David Bowie, Mick Jagger and John Lennon rolled into one smoke cloud of controversy"? Prep your ears for rare tracks, covers incroyable, sweet samples & swipes — and a decent serving of the original, unimpeachable hits.


The Money Shot (Live) Plus Roberta Bayley and Godlis discuss Tommy Ramone
Wednesday, July 16th, 3am - 6am
on
Redundancy Radio with DJ Disk Jockey
Jersey City local punkers, The Money Shot make their WFMU debut with a LIVE 3am set! And right after, a special Tommy Ramone tribute with insight from legendary photographers Roberta Bayley and Godlis. Hey Ho! Great Show!


The Old Codger fills in for the Ragged Phonograph Hour
Tuesday, July 15th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
The Old Codger is living proof that they don't make 'em like they used to. When he fills in for WFMU's Ragged Phonograph Program on Tuesday July 15th, you'll hear why that's a good thing. Tune in for delusional rants, cranky diatribes, and high-decibel doses of 78 rpm surface noise. That's Tuesday, July 15th, from 8 to 9 pm (Eastern), the Old Codger.


Michael White
Monday, July 14th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Night People
Certified professional hypnotist extraordinaire and accomplished improv comedian, Michael White visits Night People to help you with your problems.


Michaela Anne
Monday, July 14th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Country music convert Michaela Anne turned away from her dissatisfying time as a jazz student after meeting bluegrass musician Michael Daves. She's been making people take notice at festivals like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Merlefest, and SXSW with her sweet soprano and plain-spoken songs. "Ease My Mind" is her resulting album, full of the turbulence of being a young woman in making her own path in America. Michaela Anne Plays live on Irene's show.


Eyal Maoz and Edom: Levantine Guitar Power!
Saturday, July 12th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Visionary guitarist / composer Eyal Maoz knows no musical boundaries, exploring jazz, experimental, chamber, world musics and more with myriad ensembles. He'll perform with no less than ten (!) of his groups during a six day residency at John Zorn's esteemed East Village outpost, The Stone, July 15-20. And he'll bring perhaps the most dynamic of all, electric Judeo / Mediterranean / Rock / Improv powerhouse Edom to rock WFMU tonight.


Jonathan King PLUS Larry Tamblyn of The Standells
Saturday, July 12th, 11am - 1pm
on
Michael Shelley's show
Michael welcomes Larry Tamblyn of 1960's L.A. garage rockers, The Standells - best know for their songs 'Dirty Water' and "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White" Michael also chats with U.K. performer/producer/author/DJ/TV presenter Jonathan King whose eclectic career started with the 1965 million seller “Everyone's Gone To The Moon.”


The Thunderroads
Thursday, July 10th, 9pm - Midnight
on Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz

Direct from Tokyo, killer rock n' roll trio The Thunderroads invade the WFMU studios with a scorching, insane live performance!


Dr. Chud
Thursday, July 10th, Noon - 3pm
on
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Dr. Chud is the former drummer for the Misfits and current focal point of Dr. Chud's X-Ward. This masked man has over 20 recordings to his credit and a year as a WCW wrestler. He'll be picking the tunes and giving us a peek into what life is like as Dr. Chud! He will be live and listeners will be able to ask him questions via our live playlist and comments board!


Twilight Nuages
Thursday, July 10th, 9am - Noon
on
Surface Noise with Joe McGasko
Back in 1977, a high school music teacher named Bill Last joined forces with some of his students to record an LP in his parents' basement. Charming, poignant, and often lovely, that rare private-press album has just been reissued by the Folk Evaluation label. Renewed interest has motivated the group to get back together for a few reunion gigs, and today on Surface Noise, we'll talk with Bill and play some exclusive tracks recorded at the band's first reunion gig last month. Fans of Milos Foreman's Taking Off and the Langley Schools Music Project would do well to tune in.


Azar Swan
Thursday, July 10th, 3am - 6am
on Dark Night of the Soul with Julie

Featuring a revolving cast of musicians (co-founder Joshua Strawn contributes mostly long-distance) centered around the ethereal yet powerful voice of Zohra Atash, Azar Swan combines a '90s goth synth feel with middle eastern influences. Zohra is joined in the studio by keyboard player Faten Kanaan following their appearance at Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Germany.


Brian Beattie PLUS Joe Frank - Somewhere Out There: "Just Get Me Out of Here"
Wednesday, July 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Brian Beattie will be Irwin's guest on July 9th. Formerly with the avant-pop Austin band Glass Eye, Beattie has produced albums by the Dead Milkmen, Daniel Johnston, Okkervil River, Shearwater, Amy Annelle, and Bill Callahan. His projects have been unpredictable, and his latest is no different. Beattie and his wife, artist Valerie Fowler, created "Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase," which they call an “illustrated ear-movie musical.” It's a depression-era folkmyth in music, song, narration and sound effects, packaged in a lavishly illustrated hard-cover book. Performers include Daniel Johnston, Bill Callahan, Will Sheff, K. McCarty, James Hand, and Grace London. Brian Beattie and Valerie Fowler are taking “Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase” on tour, and will appear on WFMU on Weds. afternoon July 9th to explain how you promote an “Illustrated Ear-movie Musical.”

One-hour radio dramas by Joe Frank air alternate Wednesdays at 4pm (Eastern) on Irwin's program. On Weds. July 9th we'll air an episode entitled "Just Get Me Out of Here," from Joe's SOMEWHERE OUT THERE series. After a Joe has a breakdown, he's committed to a mental hospital on a ship that declares itself an independent nation that plans to invade New Zealand. He recalls attending a scientific conference on aphrodisiacs, where a remarkable wonder drug is introduced which has the side effect of enhancing memory. He then goes on an archeological dig in Peru with a beautiful woman, whose comic stories are juxtaposed against her chronicle of a masochistic love affair with a detached narcissist.


The Old Codger fills in for the Ragged Phonograph Hour
Tuesday, July 8th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Old Codger with Courtney T. Edison
Nothing is new to the Old Codger, who will be filling in for WFMU's Ragged Phonograph Program on Tuesday, July 8th, from 8 to 9 pm (Eastern). What the kids call "file-sharing music" the Codger has been doing since the 1930s — only back then it was called "shoplifting." Tune in for an hour of purloined platters spinning at the only speed known to civilized man: 78 rpm. That's Tuesday July 8th. The Codger will also fill-in the following week, July 15th.


Jim Keller Band
Tuesday, July 8th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Jim Keller is a co-founder of the band Tommy Tutone and and the co-writer of the ubiquitous '80s pop sensation "867-5309/Jenny." After that band broke up, Jim took a 10-year break as an artist and ended up managing Philip Glass (!). He returned to recording and performing in 2009 and has just released his third solo album, "Heaven Can Wait."


Gabriel Kahane
Monday, July 7th, Noon - 3pm
on Irene Trudel's show

With the release of his "Craigslist Lieder" Gabriel Kahane created the perfect blur between mundane social media and mock artsong. Since then, Kahane has created increasingly gorgeous chamber-pop, showcasing his sweet vocal style, but always finding the beauty and humor in life. Gabe's latest album, "The Ambassador," draws inspiration from "Bruce Willis’ hair, detective fiction, modernist architecture, and race riots... a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles." Gabriel Kahane plays live on WFMU.


Domenic Priore and Christopher Merritt, authors of "Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier"
Sunday, July 6th, 5pm - 7pm
on Gaylord Fields's show

To quote the Beach Boys, "P.O.P. is worth the trip to L.A.," and this show's guests, Domenic Priore and Christopher Merritt—a pop-culture historian and a theme park designer, respectively—will explore the sights and especially the sounds of Disneyland's brief and illustrious competitor, the modernist and nautical-themed Pacific Ocean Park, as found in their new book. With musical acts ranging from Lawrence Welk to the Mothers of Invention supplying the soundtrack to the thrills and spills to be found jutting off a Santa Monica pier, the songs selected to accompany this program will be an exercise in amusement.


The second annual Independence Day "All Covers" Stay-at-home Party!
Sunday, July 6th, Midnight - 3am
on
100% Whatever with Mary Wing
What better way to enjoy your July 4th holiday weekend than with three hours of your favorite songs performed by other artists? Join Mary Wing in wee early hours of Sunday morning for another edition of the "party-where-you-are" series; this time celebrating the time-honored tradition of musical re-interpretation!


M'Bolo - Sizzling Senegalese Sounds from Beantown
Saturday, July 5th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Boston's M'Bolo plays vibrant percussion-driven Senegalese mbalax music, the style made famous by Youssou N'Dour. The spirited Senegalese-American combo celebrates the 4th with a show at the Shrine in Harlem. And the band makes its Garden State debut on our airwaves on the 5th. M'bolo's joyous sounds are sure to obliterate your holiday hangover!



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