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Double dose of The Damned

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of their “New Rose” single on Stiff Records, members of The Damned visit WFMU! Catch an interview with guitarist Captain Sensible on Diane Kamikaze‘s fill-in for Joel this Sunday Oct 23rd (mid-3am), and you should also tune in to Morricone Island on Tuesday Oct 25th (7-8pm) to hear vocalist Dave Vanian talk film, television, and soundtracks. The Damned will be playing NYC’s Gramercy Theatre Oct 29th and 30th.

Listener Meet-Up in Brooklyn, Oct 20th

Michele and Frangry of Shut Up, Weirdo! host a listener meet-up at El Cortez in Brooklyn (17 Ingraham, Bushwick), with DJ sets by Sheila B, Gaylord Fields, and Duane! Station Manager Ken may also make an appearance. Come be weird and awkward with us, let your social anxiety shine. RSVP here. FB event here.

Pledge to WFMU this October

WFMU faces a terrifying challenge and we need your support! Nachum Segal and JM in the AM are moving on: we’ll lose their supporters, but we’ll gain back the most prime slot on the radio. Help us make our goal by midnight on Halloween night! Make a pledge of any amount to WFMU and enter your pet into our mascot contest (check out last year’s contestants here)! Be sure to tell us your pet’s name in the pledge comments, and upload a photo of your pet here. Don’t miss out on the new swag, including our Typographic Critters T-shirt and Malevolent Bunny T-shirt (DJ Premiums and Prize Warehouse items up for grabs as well)!

Check out our mascot contenders

Want to see tons of adorable pets who have already been entered into WFMU’s Mascot Contest? What kind of question is that, of course you do! This is the internet! Check out our Mascot Contest gallery, and if your pet isn’t in there, make a pledge pronto! If you need even more cute in your life, you can also check out last year’s mascot contestants.

Hoof and Mouth Halloween

WFMU’s Hoof & Mouth Sinfonia returns to Jersey City’s Historic Harsimus Cemetery on Saturday Oct 22nd for the best Halloween party going, The Ghost of Uncle Joe’s! This year, we’ll be appearing as Alice Cooper. ‘FMU goes on at 5:10pm, the show starts at 1pm. FB event.

WFMU Documentary comes to West Virginia

The WFMU documentary, Sex and Broadcasting, hits the West Virginia International Film Festival this week! WTSQ presents the screening on Friday Oct 21st at 6:30pm including a Q&A with Director Tim Smith. The film screens once more at the fest this Sunday Oct 23rd at 3:30pm. Info/tickets here.

In case you missed it…

Ian Brennan visited Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg to share far-flung recordings by people in challenging circumstances: Malian prisoners, Khmer Rouge survivors in Cambodia, war-torn southern Sudanese: listen

Devon E. Levins interviewed synth pioneer and composer Suzanne Ciani on Morricone Island: listen

– Baltimore’s Peals performed their multi-dimensional soundscapes live on Hello Children with Faye: listen

– Provocateur, songwriter, and man of mystery Gary Wilson performed live on Marty McSorley’s show, backed by Tredici Bacci: listen

Rhyton performed psychedelic rock and roots combined with alien synthetics on John Allen’s show: listen

Get creepy with these Halloween specials

Get ready for Halloween: stuff your face with candy corn, comb your Trump wig carefully, and take a stroll through WFMU’s graveyard of Halloween-themed specials from years past… Morricone Islandlisten | Dave the Spazzlisten | Imaginary Radiolisten | DIFM/Pseu Braunlisten | Rexlisten | Debbie D./Ichibanlisten | Bill Kellylisten | Kenlisten

Don’t miss out on this year’s Halloween specials: Thurs Oct 27th with Chris M. (noon-3pm) and Dave the Spazz (9pm-mid).

Check out WFMU on Roku or Fire TV

Got a Roku or Fire TV? Fill up a tub of popcorn, flop down on the couch, then tune in and drop out to many entertaining and slightly disturbing visuals presented by WFMU. Check out WFMU’s Roku channel or hit up our Fire TV app.

Coming up at Monty Hall

Don’t miss these upcoming shows at Monty Hall:

Thurs Oct 27 – Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room / Dan P / Derek Grant | tickets

Sat Oct 29 – Prove It All Night variety show hosted by Pat Byrne with Blair Socci, Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, and MORE! | tickets $5 at the door

Tues Nov 1 – S U R V I V E | tickets

Wed Nov 2 – Quintron & Miss Pussycat | tickets

Sat Nov 5 – Silver Apples / American Watercolor Movement | tickets

Wed Nov 9 – The Long Ryders | tickets

Fri Nov 11 – Natural Child | tickets

Mon Nov 14 – Honus Honus (of Man Man / Mr. Heavenly) | tickets

Thurs Nov 17 – Jonathan Richman (feat. Tommy Larkins on drums) | SOLD OUT

Sat Nov 19 – Sad13 / Vagabon / Sam Evian | tickets

Fri Dec 9 – The Blind Shake / Battery Electric | tickets

Fri Dec 16 – Jon Langford and Walter Salas-Humara’s Bumper Holiday Sing-Song | tickets

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