Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: August 14th at 5:06 PM

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Kevin Kastning & Mark Wingfield
Wednesday, August 15th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Both ghostly and lush, the improvisational music of Kevin Kastning and Mark Wingfield conjures up alien landscapes, dark skies, snowy fields on the edge of other worlds. After six albums together, Kevin and Mark seem to complete each other's musical thoughts. Kastning debuts his new 18-string classical guitar and makes good use of the studio piano. Wingfield loads up his electric guitar with a computer full of soaring effects. Kevin Kastning and Mark Wingfield return to Irene's show with a live improvised set for WFMU.


Bill Kelly Celebrates 40 Years on WFMU
Wednesday, August 15th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
40 years to the day after Bill Kelly's first WFMU show the Black Hole Of Rock 'n' Roll himself will mark the occasion by spinning some of his favorite records, and Evan "Funk" Davies will play some of *his* favorite records that he first heard on Bill's Teenage Wasteland program. There may also be just the teeniest bit of reminiscing, but this landmark event will be celebrated primarily with rrrreal rock 'n' roll. Tune in and join the anniversary party Wednesday night, August 15, at 9pm!


DJ Tekitizi
Thursday, August 16th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel and Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
DJ Tekitizi ("take it easy") has been DJing since 2003. starting at house parties and barbecues that segued into downtown gigs like Triple Crown NYC, Happy Endings, etc. Also a designer, he took a couple of years off for his career, returning to DJing in 2010, and has been going steady since. His current residencies include Duck Duck, The Regal, The James Hotel, and Sweet Science. A pro DJ with skills to match.


Listeners Record a Song on Gig Talk
Thursday, August 16th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Gig Talk with Matt M and Kevin S.
For this Thursday’s special edition of Gig Talk, Matt and Kevin invite callers to overdub one-instrument-at-a-time onto their template of the Velvet Underground's White Light White Heat ... they’ll have a complete caller-created White Light White Heat cover by the end of the show.

For example, first they'll ask for a bassist to call in and play the bass part over their phone while listening to the base track over their phone. Once the bass part has been recorded, we’ll ask a guitarist to call in, then keyboards, vocals, sax, etc... all with the help of Station Manager Ken who be joining us!


Swimming Bell
Saturday, August 18th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Katie Schottland, who goes by the name Swimming Bell, visits Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison. Playing electric guitar, and with an array of effects pedals, Katie adds guitar, vocal and percussive loops with hypnotic results. Lyrically, she reconfigures her life into understated, dreamlike vignettes. Katie played songs from her EP, The Golden Heart, along with selections from her forthcoming full-length, Wild Sight. Her next local appearance is August 23rd at Wonders of Nature in Brooklyn.


Brett Berns director of "BANG! The Bert Berns Story"
Saturday, August 18th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes Brett Berns, director of "BANG! The Bert Berns Story" which tells the story of the creative force Bert Berns, whose childhood bout with rheumatic fever left him with a short life expectancy which inspired his prolific creative output. His mort successful run was a seven year period in the 60's where he had a hand in 51 charting singles. He died in 1967 at age 38 and left behind a safe full of cash and a musical legacy that includes "A Little Bit Of Soap," "Hang On Sloopy," "I Want Candy," "Under The Boardwalk" and work with Solomon Burke, Van Morrison, Erma Franklin, The Isley Brothers, Wilson Pickett, Ben E. King and tons more.


The Rock N' Roll Hi-Fives
Saturday, August 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
If you want to find the hardest rocking family band in the truest sense of the word, look no further than The Rock N' Roll Hi-Fives. Comprised of parents Joe (guitar) and Gloree (bass) and their progeny Eilee (vocals), and Evren (drums) the Rock N’ Roll Hi-Fives are more than gimmick. They’re a great band with great songs which are clearly on display on their brand new album, Re-Introducing The Rock N' Roll Hi-Fives (Little Dickman). Since their tour of Japan earlier this year, the band is firing on all cylinders like never before. Catch them live on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show as well as at FM in Jersey City on 8/16 and The Asbury Park Yacht Club on 8/18.


This week's DJ Roulette will feature the Atomic Jukebox with Jon Von!
Sunday, August 19th, 11am - Noon
on
DJ Roulette (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
This week's DJ Roulette will feature the Atomic Jukebox with Jon Von! Greasy rockabilly, french garage and sultry sweaty soul direct from Von headquarters via our digital pirate radio boat!


Borshty Talk
Monday, August 20th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu
Tune in for the 2nd Edition of Borshty Talk with Borshtwyn (Stashu) and Jim the Pierogi (Micah of Music of Mind Control) for a special exposè on everything you ever wanted to know about pierogis and more. Calls are encouraged.


Wimps
Wednesday, August 22nd, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Seattle's Wimps return for their third appearance on WFMU, and coincidentally their third album has just been released! It's called Garbage People (Kill Rock Stars), and you've never seen three people look happier when surrounded by literal garbage than Wimps do on the cover of this album. Wimps play catchy, trashy, funny punk songs about subjects including (but not limited to) bees, procrastination, birthdays, and O.P.P. No, not *that* O.P.P. — they're talking about Other People's Pizza (but only if it's cheese). Don't miss Wimps live on The Evan "Funk" Davies show Wednesday night, August 22, at 9pm!


The 10th Annual Evan "Funk" Davies Show Disco/Dance Party!
Wednesday, August 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Is there a better way to close out the month of August than getting down with three hours of classic dance and/or disco jams from the '70s and early '80s? No, there is not. You can count on EFD to just be good to you, and he's been stockpiling newly acquired 12-inches in addition to the classics you wait for every year. Hook up the disco ball, pull the rug back, and tell the downstairs neighbors to go out to the movies (or just invite them up!). It all happens Wednesday night the 29th at 9pm on WFMU!


Rinde Eckert
Friday, August 31st, Noon - 3pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Writer, composer, performer and intense presence Rinde Eckert will play live on Miniature Minotaurs on August 31. Over the last four decades, Eckert has worked with such luminaries as Paul Dresher, Steve Mackey, Paola Prestini and the Kronos Quartet, while mounting numerous award-winning theatrical productions of his own. The Natural World is Eckert's first completely solo album. Writing, singing and playing more than a dozen instruments, the powerful performer has delivered a surprisingly personal and melancholy record. He'll perform songs from the new album and talk about the creative process and his New Jersey roots.


Mike Pace
Sunday, September 9th, 3pm - 5pm
on Burn It Down! with Nate K.

During the mid-aughts, as the guitarist and singer for the late, great Oxford Collapse, Mike Pace helped bring a wry, yet nonetheless anthemic and heartfelt, take on first-wave American indie to a New York City scene that, at the time, seemed unable to imagine such a thing could exist. With his excellent solo project, featuring an on-again/off-again backing band called the Child Actors, Pace takes his songwriting to a new level, moving away from the punk underpinnings of his old band in favor of a more elaborate, classically sparkling pop sensibility and recalling the likes of ELO, Warren Zevon, and Todd Rundgren, among others, in equal measure. Mike drops by Burn It Down! on September 9 for a solo set of songs from his new album Smooth Sailing.



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