Upcoming Special Programs on WFMU
Last updated: January 27th at 5:23 PM

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Jason Charles (Disco / Funk Soundtrack Set)
Tuesday, January 28th, 7pm - 8pm
on Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins

Record collector Jason Charles joins Morricone Island to spin an hour-long set of disco and funk soundtracks. Jason is the chief content producer/program director of the JasonCharles.Net DJ Podcast Network which includes DJ sets, interviews, talk shows, international arts and cultural reporting and commentary, and scripted audio drama.


Jim's Big Ego
Wednesday, January 29th, 9pm - Midnight
on
The Evan "Funk" Davies Show
Evan's show. Their music generally lands on the poppier side of the pop/rock continuum, with clever lyrics that invite your attention. Boston-area listeners can catch them live next month at the Boskone 57 science fiction and fantasy convention in Boston on February 15. Tune in Wednesday night at 9pm to hear them live on WFMU!


Penelope Trappes
Saturday, February 1st, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Penelope Trappes, one half of the band The Golden Filter, composed and recorded her first solo album over the course of 2016, just piano, vocals and effects. Her second release was a deeper dive, influenced in large part by the music of Scott Walker, and 4AD artists such as This Mortal Coil. Dark and moody synth, along with Penelope's haunting vocals, made the second album even more hypnotic than her first. The Golden Filter was touring in the States last autumn, and Penelope stopped by WFMU for a solo session. Originally from Australia, and now based in London, Penelope was actually a Jersey City resident for a number of years.


Chubby and The Gang
Saturday, February 1st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Chubby and the Gang has a particular way of playing, easily summed up in one word: speed. Like an engine modified Wilko Johnson driving too quickly through tiny familiar northwest London streets. This is today’s punk in Britain." They will be playing their new Static Shock album Speed Kills in its entirety on Todd's show! Attachments:


Nora Brown
Saturday, February 8th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Nora Brown’s love for old-time music is evident the moment her fingers touch the strings of her banjo, and when she begins to sing. She plays the old songs with uncommon grace and beauty, and her singing is a great reminder that the artist is far more interested in seeking than in finding. The songs on Nora’s debut LP, “Cinnamon Tree” (Jalopy Records) were learned not only from recordings but often firsthand, from masters of old-time music. Nora will once again be on stage at the Brooklyn Folk Festival (April 17-19), and she is appearing at both Friday and Sunday evening sessions.


Jesse Hector
Saturday, February 8th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

Jesse Hector's career dates back to 1959 when as an 11 year old in Britain he fronted his own Rock and Roll Trio. In the sixties he recorded with The Clique and formed Crushed Butler at the end of the decade. But he is best known for his work with pioneering pub/punk out The Hammersmith Gorillas (a.k.a The Gorillas). Just Add Water Records has just released a 2 lp Hammersmith Gorillas compilation entitled "Why Wait Til Tomorrow 1974-81".


The Wild Irish Roses
Monday, February 10th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

The Wild Irish Roses are a family band from upstate New York who have been getting some heavy airplay on WFMU for their Irish-inflected version of the Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties." This 10-strong brood (Mom, Dad, and their 8 kids!) can do a lot more, though, and we'll hear them play their distinctive mix of traditional and modern fare live on today's show.


The Shivas
Saturday, February 22nd, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show

The Shivas released one of 2019's best albums, Dark Thoughts (Tender Loving Empire). Don't miss these Portland pulverizers when they return to The Todd-O-Phonic Show and catch them at The Mercury Lounge the same evening!


Green/Blue
Monday, April 13th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Green/Blue is a new project made up of Minneapolis post-punk veterans including Jim Blaha of the Blind Shake, Annie Sparrows and Daniel J. Henry of the Soviettes and Hideo Takahashi of the Birthday Suits.



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