Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: August 22nd at 3:50 PM

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Rhyton
Wednesday, August 24th, 6am - 9am
on
The John Allen Show
Drawing from psychedelic rock, roots musics of many stripes, and modernist soundscapes, Rhyton explore new tunings and juxtapose country rock against synthetic “alien” sounds. Their new record 'Redshift' shows this adroit trio taking it to the limit and defying expectations with the transformational ability of turning a Joe Walsh guitar line into a bagpipe. Their shared love for Greek folk instrumentation, Alembic bass slap, and Pretty Purdy grooves recently required a music journalist to stretch too hard in describing their sound as Interstellar, No-Wave Cop Show Music. New record is on Thrill Jockey, they are touring east of the Mississippi in August.


Tom Wilson's Music Factory
Wednesday, August 24th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Tom Wilson was a legendary record producer in the 1950s and '60s. He produced four Bob Dylan albums, and the first Simon & Garfunkel LP, which was a commercial failure. So Wilson added a rock backing track to the duo's acoustic recording "Sounds of Silence," and helped invent folk-rock. He signed and produced the first two albums by The Mothers of Invention and the Velvet Underground. A decade earlier, after graduating from Harvard in 1955, he founded Transition Records and produced the first albums by Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, and Donald Byrd. He later produced Nico's first album, and co-produced the first album by the Soft Machine. In 1978, at age 47, he died of a heart attack. In 1967 and '68 the charismatic Wilson hosted a free-form radio program called "The Music Factory," sponsored by MGM-Verve. The debut episode of that series, gone from radio since 1967, will be aired on Irwin's program Weds. August 24th, at 4pm. More information about Wilson can be found at ProducerTomWilson.com.


The 8th Annual Evan "Funk" Davies Show Disco and/or Dance Party!
Wednesday, August 24th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
It's time once again for three hours of classic dance and disco jams from the '70s and early '80s, plus some lost shoulda-been-hits that just might become your new faves. Not to mention the always popular Classic Rock Disco Block! Evan "Funk" Davies knows that's the way, uh-huh uh-huh, you like it so 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 24th at 9pm on WFMU!


Lucy Dacus
Saturday, August 27th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Richmond, Virginia native Lucy Dacus has already garnered considerable praise in the last year, with the release of her full-length debut album "No Burden". Originally released on EggHunt, it has now been reissued by her new label Matador Records. Dacus displays considerable songwriting skills, and is very willing to engage with the larger questions of life, as well as being courageous enough to write about darkness and doubt. She is also possessed of one of those voices that immediately grab your attention and make you listen. "No Burden" is a dazzling beginning for a musician entering the spotlight in a big way. Though normally fronting a band, Lucy treated us to a solo set this time round, and a fascinating interview as well.


Andy Animal
Saturday, August 27th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Noted New York nightlife figure and crooner extraordinaire Andy Animal pops by The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show to talk about the amazing Meltasia festival he is producing in The Catskill Mountains on Labor Day weekend. Where else can you see Shannon and The Clams, Kool Keith, Bloodshot Bill and Pentagram rub elbows?


Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records
Tuesday, August 30th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Brian Turner's show
The annual visit from our pal Tom Lax, bringing up yet another assortment of obscuro and extremely special 7" singles wax from Siltbreeze headquarters in Philadelphia. If you've checked out this special in past years you know that you will certainly be hearing a lot of DIY/post-punk and general oddball stuff you will probably not hear anywhere else (and see as well, as we will be posting the sleeve art on the playlist page live). Not to be missed!


Led Zeppelin Palantír Picnic
Thursday, September 1st, 9am - Noon
on Imaginary Radio with Chris M.

An alternate reality version of the first four Led Zeppelin albums via covers, original versions and general weirdness. Presented in order under the direct supervision of Gandalf. Bring snacks!


Kaz Mirblouk
Tuesday, September 6th, Noon - 3pm
on Liz Berg's show

Kill those end-of-summer blues as the warming sounds of Kaz Mirblouk's laid back, surf-laden pop with punk/garage overtones washes over you. Hailing from California, the band has just released a new album called "Imitate, Intimidate" on Lolipop Records.


Brix Smith Start
Tuesday, September 6th, 3pm - 6pm
on Brian Turner's show

Brix Smith Start returns to Brian Turner's show a little more than a year after his marathon 6-hour radio extravaganza on The Fall, where the band's former guitarist and former Mrs. Mark E. Smith first appeared on WFMU. Since then, Brix has released her memoir, The Rise, The Fall, and the Rise (Faber Books) chronicling her American upbringing and eventual relocation to Manchester to help guide the 1980's version of The Fall into a new realm and higher public profile. The book documents her rollercoaster period of success and turmoil before landing on her feet in Britain's TV and fashion world (and a recent cameo in the Ab Fab movie!). Last month, Brix invited Brian to visit her London home she shares with her husband and her pugs Pixie and Gladys, where they sat down and talked about her long strange trip, and current return to rock with her new band The Extricated. We'll also be playing some Adult Net, live Extricated, and more live Fall material.


Jo Tanz of the Tanzprocesz label
Friday, September 9th, 9pm - Midnight
on
Daniel Blumin's show
Jo Tanz is a French artist who's created deliriously skewed DIY noise and electronic soundscapes as Fusiller, Opera Mort (with Elg), DMZ, Popeye Placenta, and the mighty Reines d'Angleterres (with Elg & Ghédalia Tazartès). Jo also runs his own label and since 2003 Tanzprocesz has released the likes of Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Baer, Joke Lanz, Smegma, Robedoor, Kevin Shields, and Ghédalia Tazartès. Tune in for an interview and a guest dj set filled to the gills with music from across the Atlantic, unreleased Jo Tanz nuggets and upcoming Tanzprocesz releases!


Baby Shakes Guest DJ set
Saturday, September 10th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
New York's sweetest glam pop quartet The Baby Shakes will be spinning some of their favorite glam, power pop and rock'n'roll sounds, both old and new, on the Todd-O-Phonic Todd show. This quartet is so high energy they will force Todd to turn it up a notch or two. Don't miss Baby Shakes at Berlin Friday September 16th with Cozy and The Jeanies!



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