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Order and disorder in a freeform haze of terribly-played guitars, shorted-out electronics, found audio detritus, strange sounds from strange lands all around. Psych-punk-junk, collage, even pop. Lots of in-studio live performances to boot.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 3pm - 6pm: Wire
A return to the program six years since their last visit, Wire perform live in studio on WFMU. Formed in 1976, the group immediately staked its place as one of Britain's most celebrated exports of art-punk whose first three records (Pink Flag, 154, and Chairs Missing) are universally regarded as picture-perfect documents of innovative experimentation in songcraft. Traversing the lines between raw minimalist punk and complex experimentations, they've influenced everyone from Minor Threat to My Bloody Valentine, and continue to create new soundways with their latest release Silver and Lead. Wire's 40 years have been marked by constant flux, side projects, regrouping and reinvention, yet they have been without fail pushing their futuristic ideas into the present, never resting on past laurels. The current lineup of Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey and Matthew Simms visit Brian Turner while in town for a three-night, sold out stand at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn from September 28-30.

Tuesday, November 7th, 3pm - 6pm: Group Doueh (video and audiocast from Montgomery Hall)
Full video and audiocast of the October 7th visit to WFMU's Montgomery Hall from one of the most blasted psychedelic Western Saharan combos to hit American shores. Founded in the 1980's, headmaster and guitarist Doueh's raw distorted electric guitar stylings juxtapose western elements of Hendrix and James Brown with the poetry of Hassania language in Saharawi folk tradition, all centered around a big band environment that includes two vocalists. "Unhinged virtuosity" is a common phrase attributed to the sound of Group Doueh, truly a spectacle to behold, and thanks to some high profile releases on the Sublime Frequencies imprint, the band's audience has grown greatly. The full concert will stream on wfmu.org home page November 7th on Brian's program, but listeners are strongly encouraged to attend! Tickets are on sale at Monty Hall's site, and the October 7 show, presented by Brian Turner's program, also features NYC's excellent 75 Dollar Bill supporting. A rare and not-to-be-missed stateside event!

Tuesday, November 14th, 3pm - 6pm: Macho Blush plus Gaute Granli
A twofer of live sonic disruption on the program with a US-tour pitstop at WFMU's studios. Macho Blush is the project of Austin, Texas artist Gina Probst, whose sound alchemy transcends the normal noise and collage zones, creating otherwordly atmospheres broken up and reconstructed before your very ears. She's on tour with Norwegian guitarist Gaute Granli whose past combos have included Freddy the Dyke and Skadne Krek. His set promises some further abstractions, or as once eloquently stated by Sound Projector: "riffs like a baboon casting coconuts from a tree, and percussion effects that stumble blindly about the room like a hooded goblin."

Tuesday, November 21st, 3pm - 6pm: Pere Ubu
Pere Ubu follow up their 2016 performance program with a grand return, while on tour to support their latest release "20 Years In a Missile Silo". Undoubtedly one of the most important bands in the history of the American underground, Pere Ubu emerged from Cleveland in 1975 to challenge art and rock music to step outside its well-trodden '70s safety zone. They're often credited with being thee missing link between the Velvet Underground and the late 70's punk explosion, but have also established a solid discography of records way beyond that continuing into the modern era, continually reinventing their own identity and always looking forward. Pere Ubu plays the Music Hall of Williamsburg November 12th, and we're honored to have them back on the program.

Tuesday, November 28th, 3pm - 6pm: The Rebel
Inhabiting the strange zone somewhere in between William Burroughs, The Fall, George Jones and The Residents, The Rebel AKA Ben Wallers has existed as the solo (and more prolific) extension of London's beloved-slash-undernourished Country Teasers. Through countless recordings, Wallers' songs of whimsy and dripping societal observations and indictments have made for a solid catalogue of true English outsider greatness; in fact his 2008 visit to Brian's show with band in tow resulted in the great live LP "Northern Rocks Bear Weird Vegetable" on the Sacred Bones label. Wallers visits the program on the heels of a European tour with Austin pals Spray Paint, and his latest LP release "Poems With Water Triology" is out on Texan imprint Monofonus Press.


Playlists from 2000 Nov 14th, 2000 show features live set from the ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE
Playlists from 1999
Playlists from 1998
Playlists from 1997

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