Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: June 22nd at 6:43 PM

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Scott Homan, director of Witness Underground and Ryan Sutter, founder of Nuclear Gopher Productions
Tuesday, June 22nd, 6pm - 7pm
on Music Of Mind Control with Micah

Witness Underground is an upcoming documentary about Nuclear Gopher, a Minnesota based indy record label that released rock music made by artists in Jehovah's Witnesses. Ryan Sutter, the main proprietor of Nuclear Gopher will be joined by filmmaker Scott Homan in a discussion about this astonishing project.


Chris Brokaw Band
Wednesday, June 23rd, Midnight - 3am
on DotDash Radio with TomDash

Chris Brokaw has been in bands for over 30 years, including Codeine, Come, and Charnel Ground. He has also recorded with loads of other artists, such as Thurston Moore, Tara Jane O'Neil, Steve Wynn, and GG Allin(!). He will be performing a set with his current band from his most recent stellar release "Puritan" (12XU Records) -- thrilled to be hosting this first live set in over a year!


L'Rain
Friday, June 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

One of the most eagerly awaited new albums of the summer is Fatigue, the second album by Brooklynite Taja Cheek, who records under the name L’Rain. Pulling from jazz, experimental, pop, and funk styles, L’Rain has concocted a unique and beautiful sound full of unexpected twists and turns. Tune in next Friday, June 25th as L’Rain drops by SBB to talk about the new album on the day of its release.


Interview with Creed Bratton of The Grassroots!
Friday, June 25th, 9pm - Midnight
on The Perfumed Garden with Zoe Lynn!
(on Rock'n'Soul Radio stream)


SPACE WORM SPECIAL!
Saturday, June 26th, 9am - 11am
on Double-Dip Recess with Roger

Double Dip Recess welcomes the space worms back to planet earth with songs about SPACE and WORMS! Earlier this year, tiny worms were sent to the International Space Station to help scientists determine the cause of muscle weakening that astronauts can experience in microgravity. Those worms are on their way back to earth!


Paul Rutner of The Mumps
Saturday, June 26th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael welcomes The Mumps' drummer Paul Rutner to discuss the band's interesting history. Fronted by the original reality TV star Lance Loud whose family was featured in PBS’ 1973 docuseries, An American Family, the band was a mainstay on the 70s CBGB scene and attracted fans like Andy Warhol. A new compilation of their recordings is titled "Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That: Best Case Scenario, You’ve Got Mumps


Special Guest: Chad Taylor
Saturday, June 26th, 2pm - 5pm
on Music For a Free World with Dave Sewelson
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Chad Taylor is a composer, educator, percussionist and scholar who is a co-founder of the Chicago Underground ensembles. Originally from Tempe, AZ, Chad grew up in Chicago where he started performing professionally at the age of 15.


Suzy Hotrod interviews Lunachicks
Sunday, June 27th, 3pm - 5pm
on Rock and Roller Derby with Suzy Hotrod

Suzy Hotrod will be joined by Lunachicks members Theo Kogan and Gina Volpe to discuss snacks, blacking out your teeth when someone wants to see a "hot chick band" and of course their new biography Fallopian Rhapsody: The Story of the Lunachicks, co-written by Jeanne Fury. Get ready to punch the stereotypes of beauty in the face and celebrate female friendship and music.


Paul D. Millar guest hosts
Sunday, June 27th, 5pm - 6pm
on Radio Row

Late 20th-c. zonk rock, above-ground basement recordings, synth baroque, and tape music/sound effects.


The New Jersey Pine Barrens!
Monday, June 28th, 3am - 6am
on Six Degrees with Alan

Exploring the music and cultural history of the beautiful Pinelands of central and southern New Jersey. An interview with Elaine Everett, the President of the Pinelands Cultural Society and Albert Music Hall; a field recording of Jackson Pines in the northern reach of the Pine Barrens; rare folk music by old time Pine Barrens musicians; and an on site interview with homesteaders and Pinelands influenced artists and musicians Jenny Mustachio and Daimon Alexandrius of Bone & Marrow.


Cannibal Heels! Cha Cha Heels Teams with Cannibal Stew for a special 2 hour joint show.
Monday, June 28th, 3pm - 5pm
on Cannibal Stew with ARB
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
Cannibal Heels returns, this time with Badtime Stories: 2 hours of nasty nursery rhymes and filthed up fairy tales. Presented by ARB, Solo Mon & special guests!


Albion: An Invocation, a four hour show filling in for BC Sterrett too.
Friday, July 2nd, 2pm - 6pm
on The Flange & Frigate with DJ GeorgyGirl
(on Sheena's Jungle Room Stream)
The mist swirls and the sun slowly rises on the hedgerow. At first glance, you see the rolling hills of this green and pleasant land, but look closer ... a flutter of a witch's cape, the glint of a fae's wing, the smell of damp peat burning on a ritual bonfire, the sound of a low horn and chanting in the distance. From chalk horses on hillsides to stone circles in fields - this is mystic, magic Albion.


Midnight Matinee: Alexhamill Zanderton
Saturday, July 3rd, Midnight - 3am
on Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton

The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass is, as always, excited to welcome John Schnall back to the WFMU airwaves. Join John as he kicks off Independence Day weekend with a story that describes description. Follow Founding Flounder Alexhamill from humble beginnings through scandal to finally achieving obscurity. We're not shotting away our throw. On your radio or internet.


The Music of Brian Jones on Bob Brainen's show with co-host Pete Tomlinson
Saturday, July 3rd, 11am - 2pm
on Bob Brainen's show
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
n the 52nd anniversary of his passing, a tribute to the founder of the Rolling Stones, a true visionary. Rock's first great multi-instrumentalist who played over two dozen instruments and added new sounds, colors and textures as well as hooks. He was also an iconic figure and a pioneer of World Music.


Abigail Haness of 60s girl group, the Pussycats and 70s rock band, Jo Mama
Friday, July 9th, 3pm - 6pm
on Sophisticated Boom Boom with Sheila B.

Much detective work went into tracking down Abigail Haness, who fronted 60s girl garage group the Pussycats and recorded for Bert Berns' label, Bang Records as Gayle Haness. In the 70s, she played Janet Weiss in the original LA and Broadway production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and formed rock band Jo Mama, who backed Carole King and James Taylor. She'll be joining Sophisticated Boom Boom to share songs and stories from her life as a rock n' roll singer.


Howard Grimes
Saturday, July 10th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with legendary drummer Howard Grimes whose revealing new biography "Timekeeper" recounts his Memphis upbringing, his first gig at age 12, and countless sessions for STAX and Hi Records backing acts like Al Green, Ann Peebles, Eddie Floyd and Sam & Dave.


Justin Adams on the New Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino Album and His Many Musical Adventures
Saturday, July 10th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

If you're a fan of music from around the globe, you've probably heard guitarist and producer Justin Adams' stellar work: With Tinariwen, Lo'Jo, Rachid Taha, Juldeh Camara; not to mention Robert Plant, Sinead O'Connor and Jah Wobble. Now his magic touch has helped take Meridiana, the new album by Italy's Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS), to the top of the Transglobal chart. We'll meet Justin and hear his work with CGS and much more!



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