Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: March 23rd at 10:03 AM

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Hollie Cook
Friday, March 23rd, 3pm - 6pm
on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

Daughter of the Sex Pistols’ drummer Paul Cook and Boy George’s backing singer Jeni Cook, Hollie Cook made her first foray into music as the “second singer” in the Slits, when lead singer Ari Up reformed the group in 2006. Hollie credits her time in the Slits with turning her onto the reggae-pop sound that she would fully embrace as a solo artist. Her latest and third album, Vessel Of Love, is a gorgeous collection of easy, breezy, blissed-out songs, which she describes as “tropical pop.” On Friday March 23rd, she’ll be stopping by Sophisticated Boom Boom for a live set and interview before she heads into Brooklyn for an evening performance at Elsewhere.

Put The Needle On DJ Premier, Evidence, L'Orange & Black Milk
Friday, March 23rd, 7pm - 8pm
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
In addition to sending out multitudes of Thank-Yous to all the wonderful supporters of WFMU during the recent 2018 Marathon, Billy Jam's post-Thon show will also feature interviews with "hip-hop's greatest producer" DJ Premier, LA producer/emcee Evidence, Detroit emcee/producer Black Milk, and North Carolina producer L'Orange.

Eva Salina and Peter Stan - Great Balkan Romani Songs
Saturday, March 24th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Eva Salina may be North America's finest vocal interpreter of Sevdalinka - popular Romani (or Gypsy) songs from the former Yugoslavia.
On Subdina, her new album with accordionist Peter Stan, Eva interprets the songs of late great Serbian Roma singer Vida Pavlovic.
Eva and Peter celebrate the album's release with an intimate show at Greenwich House in the West Village on Thursday night March 29th. And they'll be at St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights on Saturday night April 7th as part of the three-day Brooklyn Folk Festival. But first: Eva Salina and Peter Stan visit WFMU to introduce us to this significant artist who's little-known in the US. And of course they'll play for us!

Mad Max Special Pt. 2: Tim Burns and Paul Johnstone (Johnny The Boy and Cundalini of Mad Max)
Tuesday, March 27th, 7pm - 8pm
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Paul Johnstone (aka Cundalini) returns with his mate Tim Burns who portrayed Johnny The Boy in George Miller's "Mad Max" (1979) to discuss their experiences in the original Australian dystopic action film. Tim is also known for his roles in "Chain Reaction" (1980) and "Monkey Grip" (1982). Devon will debut the once thought lost George Miller-rejected "End Credits" that Paul recorded for the film with Stewart D'Arrietta, David Cafe and George's brother Bill Miller. "If you're going to waste the bronze, you gotta do it big!"

Erik Larson - Drummer, Guitarist - Backwoods Payback, The Might Could, Alabama Thunderpussy, Kilara, Avail
Thursday, March 29th, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Richmond's Erik Larson joins Diane for a full live Peer Pressure session! Erik has played drums and also guitar in a handful of heavier bands over the years - Avail, Alabama Thunderpussy, Kilara, the Might Could, and most recently, he drums in Backwoods Payback; their most recent release, Fire Not Reason is metal-laden rock noise, fueled by Erik's relentless drumming. We'll catch up with Erik in real time and listen to music that makes a difference to this man who is no stranger to playing gigs and letting the music move him!

Patsy's Rats
Saturday, March 31st, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Patsy is Patsy Gelb, formerly of Scavenger C*nt and occasional collaborator of her father, Howe Gelb of Giant Sand. Her Rats consist of main-squeeze Christian Blunda (erstwhile Billy Jeans of Mean Jeans) and a rotating door of rock ‘n’ roll vermin-for-hire. They are making their first trip to the East Coast and of course wanted to join Todd-O-Phonic Todd's Cavalcade Of Stars. Don't miss them at Ceremony on Friday March 30th and Union Pool Saturday March 31st.

Juliana Hatfield
Monday, April 2nd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Juliana's stellar 30-plus year career as a singer/songwriter/guitarist has included work with the Blake Babies, the Lemonheads, The Juliana Hatfield Three, a dozen solo records and many other collaborations. Her latest project is "Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John," and she checks in with Three Chord Monte to discuss how hopelessly devoted to the Aussie pop legend she is.

Martin Rev
Thursday, April 5th, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
An interview with MARTIN REV -Renowned visionary and musician, one-half of Suicide and a solo artist for years, Martin talks about working solo, being in the NYC art scene and how that has changed, and much more! He will be performing at Elsewhere (Brooklyn) along with Wolf Eyes and Insect Ark on Sunday April 15th. Interview will be aired at 1pm, and has been pre-recorded.

Les Lullies
Saturday, April 7th, 3pm - 6pm
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Les Lullies- Les Lullies- Sacre bleu! Todd-O-Phonic Todd presents the sizzling punk sounds of the French combo Les Lullies. Hot off their wild "Don't Look Twice" EP on Slovenly, these wildmen hit the U.S. for shows including the Mercury Lounge on Tuesday April 4th and Debauch-A-Reno the next weekend.

Marc Gaffney of Gozu
Thursday, April 12th, Noon - 3pm
Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine
Marc Gaffney of GOZU joins Diane the day before the release of the Boston band's newest effort: Equilibrium. He talks about the albums leading up to this one, producers, and vocal influences, among other things. Marc has submitted a song list for Diane to play for the audience, and she'll be airing some Gozu tracks, so it will be a rocking time for sure! Marc's segment starts at 1pm, and has been pre-recorded.

Tony Crane of The Merseybeats
Saturday, April 21st, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Tony Crane who formed The Merseybeats in 1962, came up through the same club circuit as The Beatles, and landed eight singles on the British top 40 charts including “"Wishin' and Hopin' ", "Last Night (I Made A Little Girl Cry)", "I Stand Accused" and “Really Mystified" - The Merseybeats morphed into The Merseys who had a huge hit with their version of “Sorrow” - and they're still at it, 55 years after their formation.

Tom Staley of N.R.B.Q.
Saturday, May 5th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with N.R.B.Q.'s original drummer Tom Staley about his life and career, and the making of the band's newly re-released self titled 1969 debut album - for the very first time on cd!

Del McCoury
Saturday, May 19th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Bluegrass legend Del McCoury about his 50+ year career, his new album "Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass," and The Del McCoury Band's upcoming June 7th show in New York's Symphony Space.

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