Past Special Programs on WFMU
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Aya Katz
Wednesday, September 19th, 7pm - 8pm
on
In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily
The girls on fire welcome Aya Katz, an ape language researcher with a PhD in linguistics, and the author of several books for adults and children. Aya adopted Bow, a chimpanzee, into her family and began teaching him literacy over a decade ago, and he has since learned to communicate effectively using English and Hebrew. Join Emily and Kimzilla as they talk with Aya about learning, linguistics, and life with an ape!


The Music of Burt Reynolds Films and TV shows
Tuesday, September 18th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Love him or hate him, much of the music spawned from the best films and TV shows featuring Burt Reynolds is undeniable. The actor, director, producer and stuntman died on September 6th at the age of 82 in Jupiter, Florida. With nearly 200 film and tv credits to his name, one can expect a jam-packed hour of some of Devon's favorite soundtracks of all time.


Ray Cooper
Tuesday, September 18th, 4pm - 7pm
on Continental Subway with David Dichelle
(on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Acoustic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Ray Cooper, formerly of Oysterband, will join the Subway for a few songs and an interview. Currently residing in Sweden, Ray is currently on tour in Central Europe, showcasing his new solo album, Between the Golden Age & The Promised Land. One of his recent releases, Palace of Tears, reflects his time as a musician in East Germany, something we will have to get to the bottom of!


Deaf Wish
Tuesday, September 18th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
Spin Age Blasters is proud to present the third WFMU visit in seven years by Aussie powerhouse Deaf Wish. Following the release of their fifth LP (and second for Sub Pop), Lithium Zion, Deaf Wish once again burn down the studio with their lightning-strike twin-guitar attack anchored by an unwavering rhythm section. All four members contribute vocals, emphasizing their collective approach to catharsis. The band even played some as-yet-unreleased material that they are currently hammering out on a full US tour. Check your local listings to see if Deaf Wish is coming to your area; but until that day comes, we've got this session (expertly captured by engineer Mario Santana) to whet your whistle and maintain your equilibrium. Tune in next Tuesday to SPIN AGE BLASTERS with Creamo Coyl to catch some lightning in your bottle.


The True Loves
Monday, September 17th, 9am - Noon
on Surface Noise with Joe McGasko

The True Loves are an 8-piece band from Seattle, Washington who specialize in deep-pocket instrumental grooves. Their 2017 self-released album, Famous Last Words, is about to be reissued by the soul-funk specialists at Colemine Records, and in celebration, the band stopped by WFMU to play a few tunes from the LP. If you like funky instrumental music, you're sure to dig the True Loves. Tune in around 11 a.m. for this excellent live session.


The Creation Factory and Wayne Kramer
Saturday, September 15th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
People don’t dance anymore to rock bands, but The Creation Factory is here to change that. Channeling the sounds of 1960s psychedelic beats, the Los Angeles-based five-piece isn't just making music—"we're capturing the sort of sounds that people don’t hear anymore," says front man Shane Stots—it's creating an experience. That experience is captured on their fantastic debut album on Lollipop Records as well as their amazing live shows. Don't miss The Creation Factory on tour at Monty Hall on Friday Sept. 14th and Rough Trade Saturday Sept. 15th.

Wayne Kramer, fabled guitarist of the legendary MC5 chats with Todd-O-Phonic Todd about his new autobiography, "The Hard Stuff" (Da Capo). This piercing book details Kramer's time not only with The MC5 and his Detroit upbringing, but also his travails with crime, hard drugs and prison after the band called it quits. Wayne made it through the darkness and can be seen with The 2018 MC50 Tour at Irving Plaza on Monday September 17th.


Mother Termite Lives in Chicken and Other Tales
Saturday, September 15th, Midnight - 3am
on
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass with Rich Hazelton
Imagine a sequence of unrelated tales translated from the tattooed hieroglyphics on the tongues of a chorus of old salts who, upon emerging from a pub after several days and nights of hard drink, bawdy song, and a barkeep who had threatened them with all manner of violent acts to be perpetrated upon their bodies if they didn’t shut up, had a brief brush with fame when a photographer of some reknown captured a moment where they, staggering at angles so severe, were prisoners of a gravity that you and I will never know.

Now, forget that and imagine a warehouse find of a stash of unknown Caedmon LPs: Cary Grant reading Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception, Groucho Marx reading Mark Twain’s The Mysterious Stranger, Dirk Bogarde reading Colin Wilson’s The Outsider, Shel Silverstein reading from Francois Rabelaiis’ Gargantua and Pantagruel. Now, forget that and imagine 40+ minutes of air time featuring the literary talents of Gaylord Fields, Bronwyn C., Steinski, DJ Stashu, Cheyenne, Scott Williams, and the Inflatable Squirrel Carcass. That’s what you're going to hear if you tune in this evening at midnight.


Thou
Wednesday, September 12th, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Baton Rouge heavies Thou make their WFMU debut on, "What Was Music?" fresh off the release of their Magus LP. Thou not only has a massive sound but also write songs laden with emotion and feeling unlike so many of their sludgy peers. Tune in to get crushed.


Tamar-kali
Tuesday, September 11th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Tamar-kali discuss her 2017 film score debut for director Dee Rees' "Mudbound" and Netflix's "Come Sunday." The Brooklyn born and bred vocalist leads her own Psychochamber Ensemble and is a member of the Black Rock Coalition. Her voice has been featured in the Rees' 2011 film "Pariah," HBO’s 2015 biopic "Bessie" and documentaries "AfroPunk" and "Songs For Nina." Tamar-kali returns home from last week's "Future Is Female" concert celebrating the music of woman film composers performed by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra and last month's Soundtrack Cologne 15 in Germany.


Pelvis$$
Sunday, September 9th, 5pm - 8pm
on Samantha's show

Pelvi$$ comes to play a set on Samantha'a show. Influences from Butthole Surfers and New York No Wave, Pelvi$$ describe themselves as psychedelic sludge punk on a swamp pop skeleton. The foursome have a new tape out on Fuzzy Warbles Cassettes, and are playing next on Saturday September 8 at Ceremony in Brooklyn.


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.


Spotlight on Flushing Town Hall, Celebrating Queens' cultural diversity, with Sami Abu Shumays
Saturday, September 8th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Flushing Town Hall is an urban success story. The beautiful 1862 Romanesque Revival landmark building had over time been a Civil War recruitment center, theatre (Tom Thumb was the resident celebrity for a time), courthouse and jail. But by the 1970s it had fallen into a severe state of disrepair. It was restored in 1990 and turned into a cultural center with a mission "to present multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City". That includes lots of great concerts, and the fall season kicks off with a doozie: The exuberant sounds of Peruvian village brass band La Patronal, making an ultra-rare appearance on Friday September 14th. Flushing Town Hall Deputy Director Sami Abu Shumays, who leads New York's wonderful Egyptian-movie-music-style band Zikrayat by night, joins us to tell the story and preview some upcoming season highlights.


Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis
Saturday, September 8th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Robbie Fulks & Memphis rock-n-roll royalty Linda Gail Lewis about their just release collaborative album "Wild! Wild! Wild!" which, f.y.i., is Michael's #1 album of 2018!


Put The Needle On The Colorado Crush Walls - Denver Remote
Friday, September 7th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
All this week (thru Sept 9) in Denver Colorado is the annual street art festival "Crush Walls" where 100+ local & international aerosol artists will do live wall art throughout the Mile High City's RiNo art district. Billy Jam will broadcast this Friday's "Put The Needle On The Record" from the festival area's Meadowlark Kitchen, located at 2705 Larimer Street, Friday Sep 7th at 5pm local Mountain Time / 7pm back in NJ on WFMU.


Arthur Moon
Wednesday, September 5th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Irene Trudel's show
Lora-Faye Åshuvud heads up Arthur Moon, a pop-trionica ensemble based in Brooklyn. In an article for Paper, they write "She's an award-winning composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist who doesn't read music; she writes her lyrics using collaged newspaper clippings, and she cites an out-of-tune banjo and her own aphasia migraines (which cause her to speak nonsensically) as inspiration." The music is both disorienting and lovely at the same time. Arthur Moon has a new album and they perform a live set for WFMU.


Conduit
Wednesday, September 5th, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Brooklyn based noise-somethings Conduit return to, "What Was Music?" to premiere their new LP, Drowning World, and hang out for an interview. Tune in to hear the album in its entirety and drink some beers with us. Conduit is easily one of the best bands in NYC right now. Not to be missed!


The Lemon Twigs
Tuesday, September 4th, Noon - 3pm
on Pseu's Thing With A Hook

Brothers Michael and Brian D'Addario (19 and 21 years old respectively) have been very busy re-invigorating the pop-rock music form practically since they were out of diapers. Even with film and Broadway under their belts, the Boys' laser focus on the mastery of songwriting, instrumentation and recording have gotten international attention from fans, critics and music luminaries like Elton John, Brian Wilson and Todd Rundgren. With the release of their second LP, Go To School, The D'Addarios boldly tackle the rock musical/concept album form to address the ills of the world and the purity of love we can still retain. The band will perform three songs from Go To School then will sit down and chat with Pseu.


Come to the Sunshine marathon
Monday, September 3rd, 11am - 8pm
on Come to the Sunshine with Andrew Sandoval
(on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
Tune in to WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban webstream all day on Labor Day for a Come To The Sunshine marathon!! Starting at 11am, we'll play 3 episodes of summer sounds, followed by a countdown of all the most played songs and artists starting at 6 PM.


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.


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!


Michael Hurley
Wednesday, August 29th, 7pm - 8pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Noted for his charmingly simple, story songs sung with a twinkle in his eye, Michael Hurley has to his credit so many solo albums that they're a little had to keep track of. A former member of the Holy Modal Rounders, Hurley is also a fine artist who occasionally adds his homebrew Snock Comix to his website, Snocko News. Lately, a younger generation has been discovering Michael's charms. In honor of his live show coming up at Union Pool in September, Irene is re-airing a live set Michael Hurley recorded for John Allen and herself, which they ran on their overlapping shows back in 2004.


Think Tank
Wednesday, August 29th, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Think Tank are dropping by, "What Was Music?" for their WFMU debut. The Brooklyn/Baltimore based quartet is equally at home in noisy free rambles as well as melodic and introspective passages. Think Tank are an exciting group that conjure up a unique and individual sound each time they play.


Uni
Sunday, August 26th, 8pm - 10pm
on
Gaylord Fields's show
Grandiose and flamboyant in sound and style, the band Uni (pronounced OO-nee, as in the Japanese delicacy consisting of the gonads of some poor unfortunate sea urchin) grace WFMU's studios for the first time. Judging by the glam-art-psych-pop-grunge-rock splendor of the group's discography of four singles so far, expect them in this live performance to rip it up like they just don't care and then superglue it all back together, like the good-bad but not evil boys and girls they ultimately are.


Yuriy Gurzhy of Rotfront and Russendisko: An Audio Postcard from Ukraine via Berlin
Saturday, August 25th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Yuriy Gurzhy, originally from Ukraine, has made a name for himself in Berlin as a musician, DJ, producer, and radio broadcaster. In the 90s he co-founded Berlin's legendary Russendisko club nights, which brought music from the former USSR to the dancefloor. Russendisko trademarked a mix of Iron Curtain kitsch and of-the-moment edginess. Yuriy also co-founded Rotfront - an uproarious band that brings the Russendisko ethos to life. To celebate the Day-After-Ukrainian-Independence-Day, Yuriy sends us an audio postcard from Berlin. He'll introduce the music of Rotfront and spin some great new music from Ukraine.


Live video stream on Janky Ray's Radio Riot
Friday, August 24th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Janky Ray’s Radio Riot (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)

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!


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.


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!


Chalaw Garu and Anu Kaliting of Basiwali: Taiwanese Indigenous Roots Music
Saturday, August 18th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Chalu Garu and Anu Kaliting, talented singer / songwriters from Taiwan, are both are members of the Amis ethnic minority. They are among a growing number of indigneous artists from Taiwan creating music inspired by their roots. They also explore broader cultural connections in the group Basiwali, which also features Kilema, who's from Madagascar. (Taiwanese indigenous people and people from Madagascar are both part of the broader Austronesian cultural family.) A duo version of Basiwali featuring Chalu with Anu Kaliting Sadipongan is in town to perform Friday night August 17th at Flushing Town Hall and Sunday night August 19th at Joe's Pub - and in between they'll join us live on WFMU!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


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.


Grün Wasser
Wednesday, August 15th, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Electronic duo Grün Wasser makes their WFMU debut fresh on the heels of dropping their LP, Predator/Prey. Industrial techno, dark wave, trip-hop.. What more can you ask for? Grun Wasser hits hard and delivers!


Alien Trilogy
Tuesday, August 14th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
Cyberpunk trio Alien Trilogy are among the finest ensembles currently busting a move amidst the environs of NYC and its extended megalopolis. With two full-length cassettes -- including their newest Snake Trader (Already Dead) -- under their belt, Alien Trilogy are turning heads with their addictive blend of noise-rock sonics, exploded-anime aesthetics and burning punk energy. Alien Trilogy stopped by the WFMU studios last week and laid down a bruiser of a set. Tune in to SPIN AGE BLASTERS this Tuesday 8/14 to see if you can pass the Voight-Kampff Test with AT and your host Creamo Coyl.


Tune into Dance With Me Stanley for a special show chock-full of HOMEMADE POLKAS made by listeners and DJs!
Monday, August 13th, 8pm - 9pm
on
Dance With Me, Stanley with Stashu

Paul Collins Beat featuring Mike Ruiz
Monday, August 13th, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

The King of Power Pop started building his legend in the 1970s with The Nerves, The Breakaways and The Beat, and is going strong in the 21st century with a string of great solo albums. His latest, 'Out Of My Head', comes out in September. Paul's many memorable appearances on WFMU include sessions with Gentleman Jesse, the Low Doses and John Wicks of The Records. This time, Paul will be playing with original Beat drummer Mike Ruiz and bassist Paul Stingo of Long Island mainstays The Rockinghams and Collins' collaborator on the new album.


Empath
Sunday, August 12th, 5pm - 8pm
on
Samantha's show
Synths, toy keys, drums, guitar, cartoon bird sounds, crazy rhythms! Philadelphia’s Empath just got back from their US/Canada tour and they are performing live on Samantha’s show from their album “Liberating Guilt and Fear."


This week's DJ Roulette will feature Laurent of the Big Beat Generation
Sunday, August 12th, 11am - Noon
on
DJ Roulette (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
This week's DJ Roulette will feature the Big Beat Generation with Laurent! Psycho garage-punk and beat direct from France via our digital pirate radio boat!


Santoor Player Vinay Desai / Preview of the Drive East Festival of South Asian Performing Arts
Saturday, August 11th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Vinay Desai joins us to introduce his music and his musical instrument, the santoor, India's 100-string member of the hammered dulcimer family. Vinay is an advanced disciple of santoor superstar Shivkumar Sharma. Vinay Desai will be performing on Tuesday evening August 14th as part of Navatman's Drive East Festival - an expansive festival of South Asian performing arts at La Mama in the East Village from August 13th to 19th.


Olivia Chaney
Saturday, August 11th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Olivia Chaney was recently in the U.S., touring her new and highly-anticipated second album, Shelter (on Nonesuch). Considered one of the leading figures of the U.K. music scene, she also is a founder of the band Offa Rex, a folk-rock group inspired by the great bands of the 1970s. This phone interview was recorded on July 28th and will be aired on August 11th.


Simon Dine / Noonday Underground
Thursday, August 9th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Simon returns to Nickel and Dime Radio after an 11 years hiatus. His new record 'On a Quiet Night' is out on his own Hands Full label and has a great 60s sensibility with modern sounds. The album features Daisy Martey who also sang in Morcheeba. Simon's previous project was Adventures in Stereo, and he's also produced music for Paul Weller and Candie Payne. Interview plus an eclectic 80 minute mix of mostly vintage sounds.


Ethan, Master of the Hawaiian Ukulele
Wednesday, August 8th, 7pm - 8pm
on Irene Trudel's show

Claiming to have been "born in a volcano with nothing but a dream and board shorts," Ethan, Master of the Hawaiian Ukulele lets his stream of consciousness flow through every song he writes. The Austin-based musician is a rail-thin six feet five inches tall, strums guitar instead of ukulele and is hilarious in his "matter of fact" way. This will be Ethan's third visit to Irene's show on WFMU, as he prepares his first release in 10 years, "No Man is an Island", out on cassette and digital this fall.


Sam Weinberg
Wednesday, August 8th, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Sam Weinberg has been making a name for himself within the NYC free-improvisational scene since landing in Brooklyn in 2014. Though generally armed with a saxophone, Weinberg returns to WFMU following in the footsteps of his recent release, A/V/E, and will be doing an electronics session. Not to be missed for fans of all things weird and out.


Justin CollectorScum
Tuesday, August 7th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
Record collector/trader/seller extraordinaire Justin CollectorScum will be stopping by Spin Age Blasters this Tuesday to spin hours of rare vinyl and chat with host Creamo Coyl about the wild n’ wooly world of collecting and sourcing underground culture (records/flyers/ephemera). Tune in at 3 PM to catch all the action...


Matt Warwick, WFMU DJ and host of Garbage Time
Monday, August 6th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
WFMU listeners may not realize that "Garbage Time Matt" is an avid smartphone user who frequently spots tech trends before they become widely known. On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst interviews Matt Warwick about his technology usage – listen in to learn about Matt's current favorite apps!


Amanda Nazario guest hosts for Todd-O-Phonic Todd at Union Pool’s Summer Thunder August 4th!
Saturday, August 4th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Nazario Scenario
Amanda Nazario guest hosts the Todd-O-Phonic Todd program on Saturday August 4th during another installment of Union Pool‘s formidable Summer Thunder Series of free afternoon shows. Live music will be provided by the brilliant trifecta of The Jay Vons, Miriam and Nobody’s Babies (featuring WFMU’s on-air personalities Ira Kaplan, Matt Clark, and Matt Fiveash) and PMS and The Mood Swings.
The Jay Vons kick the afternoon off with their groovy soulful winners. Miriam and Nobody's Babies have firmly established themselves as WFMU favorites and actually feature on-air personalities such as Matt Clark, Ira Kaplan and Matt Fiveash in the band. To date they have released two albums on Norton of wonderfully evocative girl group and folk rock sounds fronted by The Ashtabula Nightingale, Miriam Linna.
PMS and The Mood Swings are celebrating the release of their debut album on Burger Records, one of the best summer listens in years! Songs like "Lifeguard Steve" and "Coney Island Baby" are made for the season! Don't miss these suave pop confections live and in person at Union Pool!


John Noreen of The Rose Garden
Saturday, August 4th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with John Noreen about his time in The Rose Garden, who while John was still a teen went from rehearsing in his L.A. bedroom to being signed to ATCO Records. Along the way the band crossed paths with Neil Young, Gene Clark, Sonny Bono and other characters tangential to the swinging L.A. scene. Described as a melding of The Byrds and The Mama's and the Papa's, they were short lived, but long remembered, mostly for their 1967 single “Last Plane To London,” a #17 hit.


Courtney Marie Andrews
Saturday, August 4th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Although Courtney Marie Andrews has been recording for a decade, she came to prominence with the release of Honest Life (2016, on Mama Bird). As good as that album was, and it made many "best of" lists, Courtney's most recent, May Your Kindness Remain (2018, on Fat Possum), is an even more stunning record. Drawing from her love of 1970s country, soul, and the Laurel Canyon music scene of that time, she has created not only one of the best records of the year, but one of the finest Americana albums ever. While Andrews can write lyrically about her own heartbreak and struggles, she also finds inspiration on the road, writing with deep feeling and compassion about the people she has met along the way. A great singer as well, Courtney stopped by WFMU recently for an intimate acoustic session. She next appears in the area on September 19th, at Rough Trade.


Jancky Ray's live videostream show
Friday, August 3rd, 6pm - 7pm
on
Janky Ray’s Radio Riot (on WFMU stream & FM radio & Video)

Chris Bishop
Thursday, August 2nd, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Chris Bishop lives near Hudson, NY and has been DJing on community radio WGXC 90.7 FM since 2011. He runs the Garage Hangover site and will be spinning all 45s: surf instros, garage, international grooves and more. Chris is no joke! Expect some serious vintage rarities.


Scott McDowell fills in for Irene with live guest Ben Hall
Wednesday, August 1st, 7pm - 8pm
on
The Long Rally with Scott McDowell
In the second of two fill-ins for Irene's live music show this summer, The Long Rally presents a solo + duo percussion session and interview with Ben Hall. Ben Hall is a Detroit-based percussionist, improvisor, composer, visual artist, educator, label owner, restaurant owner and food activist. He also runs the online Detroit gospel archive, Bap-tizum, a deep trove of rare recordings. Ben has enjoyed fruitful collaborations with Bill Dixon, Joe Morris, Jon Olson from Wolf Eyes, C. Spencer Yeh, Don Dietrich from Borbetomagus, and Nate Wooley, among many others. The first part of the show Ben will be joined by Tuba player Ben Stapp. The 2nd part of the set will be solo percussion, heavy on extended technique. Enough to blow minds!


The Octopus Project
Tuesday, July 31st, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Austin's The Octopus Project joins Devon in the studio to discuss the band's third feature length film score for writer-director David and Nathan Zellner's western "Damsel" starring Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson (the soundtrack of which was released by Milan Records). The band previously scored the Zellner Brothers' earlier films "Kid-Thing" (2012) and "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" (2014), as well as the 70's sci-fi inspired video game soundtrack for "Thunderbeam." The Octopus Project plays Elsewhere in Bushwick on Saturday, July 14.


Lie' on Spin
Tuesday, July 31st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
Fresh off touring for their third album Hounds (released by Monofonus Press in US/Mint Records in Canada), Vancouver’s Lie’ (pronounced “leeee-ayyyy”) scorch through a live set in the WFMU studios. Between shows in NYC with Spin Age Blasters’ alums Weeping Icon and hometown legends D.O.A., Lie’ split the difference between these bands and cut their own path. Dagger-sharp guitar finds itself in a whirlwind of hardcore-paced fuzz bass while two women trade threats at those bad actors that seem so prevalent in life. Expertly recorded by Frank Lopez, this session finds the trio tour-hardened and firing on all cylinders. Thx to Ashlee, Brittany and Kati for stopping by and slaying!


Cut Worms
Saturday, July 28th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Cut Worms are a vehicle for the stunning songwriting of Max Clarke. A Cut Worms song may impress an innocent summer stroll across fields of tall grass and lavender but there's undoubtedly a severed ear out in there in the grass. Some unseen dark forces are always lurking at the edges of songs' sunbursts. Bright, beautiful lap steel or a cheery harmonica accompaniment often belie an impending doom or crestfallen narrator. Cut Worms debut album on Jagjaguwar, Hollow Ground, will no doubt appear on many Best Of 2018 lists. Max has previously appeared solo on Todd's show, but for this set he will be joined by the full orchestra.


Seymour Stein of Sire Records
Saturday, July 28th, 11am - 1pm
on Michael Shelley's show

Michael chats with Seymour Stein about his new autobiography "Siren Song My Life In Music" which recounts the 60 year career of "America's greatest living record man" with great stories about the record business characters that crossed his path and the artists that he's signed, including: The Ramones, The Talking Heads, The Pretenders, The Replacements, The Flamin' Groovies, The Smiths, etcetera etcetera.


Olivia Chaney
Saturday, July 28th, 6am - 9am
on
Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison
Olivia Chaney, who quietly entered the U.K. music scene in England less than a decade ago, didn't come to the attention of most people before her first full-length release, The Longest River, in 2015. She is one of the finest musicians recording today, and easily bears comparison to the best of the 1970s, a golden age of music from the British Isles. Her latest, Shelter, just out on Nonesuch, demonstrates once again that Chaney is one of our most poetic songwriters. Now on tour in the U.S., she visits National Sawdust on July 31st, and will spend some time chatting this morning about her new record. This segment will be in the 8-9am hour.


Waterloo Underground
Friday, July 27th, 9pm - 11pm
on
What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
For the millions of Kinks fans swarming like flies round Waterloo Underground. Miriam and Marc present two hours of Kinks songs and fandom. Ray, Dave and Mick need to hear why we want them to reform. Let's Go Kinks Reunion!


Wet Ink violinist Josh Modney
Friday, July 27th, Noon - 3pm
on
Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk
Violinist Josh Modney is a fixture of the New York new music scene. He's a member of Wet Ink and the International Contemporary Ensemble and played with the Mivos Quartet for eight years. He's releasing his first solo album, a sprawling three-cd set with compositions by Anthony Braxton, Sam Pluta and Kate Soper, plus some old guy called Bach. He'll be stopping by to play live, preview the CD and chat a bit on Miniature Minotaurs, July 27 at noon.


Mira Fahrenheit and Cecil B
Thursday, July 26th, Midnight - 3am
on
Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Mira and Cecil B (Cecily Pinkerton) frequently play together, especially at Cecilly's spot Starvue, a legendary underground loft space in Bushwick that closed recently after a 5 year run. Mira is a resident at House of Yes and they both play out quite a bit, places like Mad Tropical, Black Flamingo, Output, Jupiter Disco etc. Expect some house/disco goodness etc!


Ana Egge
Wednesday, July 25th, 7pm - 8pm
on Irene Trudel's show

With an unhurried style, Ana Egge's songs are both melancholic and filled with sweetness. Egge might be easy to miss in a crowded field of singer-songwriters but her songs have a catchiness that stays with you. Ana's 10th and latest album, White Tiger, was produced by multi-instrumentlist Alec Spiegelman, who some might know from his band Cuddle Magic. Speigelman provided just the right amount of flourishes on the album, and plays a number of instruments within the songs. Ana Egge brought Alec Spiegelman along for this live set for WFMU.


MOONDOG with Robert Scotto and Brian Carpenter
Wednesday, July 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Irwin Chusid
Moondog was blind, dressed in Viking regalia, slept on 6th Avenue in New York during the 1950s, and was a musical genius who left behind a monumental catalog of fascinating works. On Weds. July 25th, Moondog's biographer, Robert Scotto, makes his sixth visit to Irwin's program to celebrate this idiosyncratic icon. The three-hour tribute will feature recordings from the 1950s to the 1990s, including cover versions, reflecting the strange sounds and exotic beauty of one of the most underappreciated American composers of the 20th century. Joining Scotto will be Brian Carpenter, leader of the Ghost Train Orchestra, who are recording an album of new arrangements of Moondog titles. Scotto is the author of Viking of Sixth Avenue, the only full-length chronicle of Moondog.


Hal Willner (Amarcord Nino Rota)
Tuesday, July 24th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Hal Willner discusses the NYC premiere of "Amarcord Nino Rota" as part of Lincoln Center's "Out Of Doors" series in Damrosch Park on Friday, July 27, a live performance of the legendary producer's first tribute album "Amarcord Nino Rota (I Remember Nino Rota)" released in 1981 in homage to the Italian composer's film scores for Federico Fellini. On the original recording, Willner employed an all-star cast, including Ron Carter, Jaki Byard, Bill Frisell, Steve Lacy, Debbie Harry, Carla Bley, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Ron Carter and the Marsalis Brothers. Willner has been the sketch music producer for SNL since 1981 and went on to produce albums for Lou Reed, Marianne Faithful, Laurie Anderson, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg as well as tribute albums for Monk, Mingus, Kurt Weill and vintage Disney music.


Pioneer Day Special
Tuesday, July 24th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Music Of Mind Control with Micah
Join the Mind Control Tabernacle as we celebrate this most holy of Mormon holidays as we listen to some of the best (and worst) musical contributions by the Latter Day Saints. Thank Thee for this day, Gosh Dangit!


Crazy Doberman
Tuesday, July 24th, 3pm - 6pm
on
Spin Age Blasters with Creamo Coyl
If your earbuds veer towards the outer reaches of the Sun Ra system, BYG group meltdowns, sidelong portions from the Dark Magus menu, and drop-ins from Cosmic Jokers, then, boy howdy, do we have the perfect stew for you! Featuring multi-state psywarfare combo Crazy Doberman w/ 3/4s of Sunwatchers plus Grasshopper, this six piece big band brings the cosmic slop and time-stop jazz in equal measures. Recorded LIVE in the studio by Jon Flores and edited a la Teo Macero by Creamo Coyl, this set is one for the ages. Set the dial to SPIN AGE BLASTERS this TUESDAY 7/23 at 3 PM to receive further instructions.


Thatcher Keats guest hosts on Vocal Fry
Monday, July 23rd, 7pm - 8pm
on
Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah

Naughty Clouds
Monday, July 23rd, Noon - 3pm
on Three Chord Monte with Joe Belock

Naughty Clouds is a vigorous music duo that includes Alexis Moon and Ray Kubian. They like to sing songs and beat on things in this Brooklyn/New Jersey meeting of the minds. They'll be performing songs from their debut album, "Everything's Hard."


Brian Olewnick, author of Keith Rowe: The Room Extended
Sunday, July 22nd, 9am - Noon
on
destination: OUT (on Give the Drummer Radio stream)
Author and critic Brian Olewnick [pronounced o-LEV-nick] stops by D:O Radio to discuss his new biography, Keith Rowe: The Room Extended (powerHouse Books). Rowe is one of the most compelling artists to emerge out of the experimental music scene of 1960s London. Co-founder of the collective AMM, Rowe has played with a wide range of composers and musicians, including Cornelius Cardew, Christian Wolff, John Tilbury, Evan Parker, Taku Sugimoto, Otomo Yoshihide, Oren Ambarchi, Christian Fennesz, Toshimaru Nakamura, and David Sylvian. Olewnick's is the first full biography of this artist, and Brian will talk about Rowe's work while also bringing some key tracks to share. (Here's hoping Brian might also discuss his days booking loft acts at Environ in NYC in the 70s.) This is the first ever guest for D:O Radio (other than that time Doug Schulkind stopped by), so while you should come for Olewnick on Rowe, you might want to stay for the inevitable technical gaffes.


Yvette Saatchi Perez of NYC's Iranian retro-pop and funk band Mitra Sumara
Saturday, July 21st, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg

Iran had a vibrant popular music scene in the 60s and 70s that was snuffed out by political and social upheaval. Yvette Saatchi Perez and her band Mitra Sumara revisit the sounds of pre-revolutionary Iran - blending Iranian traditional melody and rhythm with with rock, soul, pop, and more. Yvette's musical resume includes avant-pop projects Birdbrain, Fly, and H*E*R. And Mitra Sumara's lineup includes musicians drawn from New York's improv and experimental music scenes. We'll find out what led Yvette to Iranian music on this week's show. She'll introduce us to Mitra Sumara's excellent debut album Tahdig and spin some of the vintage Iranian music that inspired the band too.


Reigning Sound, Camp Cope and Bee Bee Sea
Saturday, July 21st, 3pm - 6pm
on
Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
Reigning Sound has been cranking out the hits for most of this century! The one permanent member has been Greg Cartwright, also known for being in such other stellar combos as The Oblivians and The Compulsive Gambers. The current line-up features Greg and New York's own Jay Vons, as perfect a combination as you are ever likely to find. Check out Reigning Sound's soulful rock'n'roll live with Todd-O-Phonic Todd on July 21st and don't miss them at Monty Hall on July 20th and Elsewhere as part of Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap on the evening of July 21st.

Camp Cope are a three piece female trio from Melbourne, Australia. Their 2018 release How To Socialise & Make Friends (Run For Cover) has earned them very well deserved acclaim. The album anchors on the cycles of life, loss and growth through resilience and those moments of finding and being yourself. It also kicks ass! Catch them on tour with Petal at House Of Independents in Asbury Park on July 19th and at The Bowery Ballroom on July 20th and live on The Todd-O-Phonic Todd show 7/21.

Italy's Bee Bee Sea have perfected a brand of scuzz rock that has earned them comparisons to bands like Black Lips and Thee Oh Sees, whom they have shared stages with. The powerful trio make their New York debut Friday July 20th at Elsewhere. Don't miss them playing belters from their Sonic Boomerang album live with Todd-O-Phonic Todd on July 21st.


Marisa Anderson
Thursday, July 19th, Noon - 3pm
on
Radio Ravioli with Olivia
Olivia will be unveiling a live session with Marisa Anderson, who kindly dropped by WFMU on a Monday afternoon. Marisa Anderson recently released her expansive and pensive album Cloud Corner on Thrill Jockey and is currently on tour. Tune in for a beautiful set and a quick interview!


David Nagler & friends with Bridget St. John
Wednesday, July 18th, 7pm - 8pm
on Irene Trudel's show

David Nagler & friends with Bridget St. John - Brooklyn-based musician David Nagler has a fondness for large-scale projects. Nagler set a number of Carl Sandberg's poems to music on his last album. David's latest is The Appointees, a musical observation of members, past and present, of the current US administration. He is also the musical director for Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders, has worked with Jon Langford and is a member of the band Nova Social. Among the friends in the band is Bridget St. John, notable for two well-loved British folk albums, Ask Me No Questions and Songs for the Gentle Man, sung in her rich contralto. St. John also played alongside Michael Chapman at WFMU's Monty Hall not long ago. Bridget now adds vocals to David Nagler's songs and they played a few tunes for Irene.


Brandon Lopez
Wednesday, July 18th, Midnight - 3am
on What Was Music? with Marcel M

Brandon Lopez makes his WFMU debut with an explosive solo improvisational set. Named the, "ubiquitous free improv bass ace," by the Village Voice and said to play with a, "bruising physicality" by the Chicago Reader, Lopez keeps you on the edge of your seat during his solo performances and will certainly beg the listener to ask the eternal question... "What Was Music?"


Alessandra Novaga
Tuesday, July 17th, 7pm - 8pm
on
Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins
Alessandra Novaga joins Devon to discuss "Fassbinder Wunderkammer," the Milan-based classical and experimental guitarist's most recent solo LP inspired by and dedicated to German auteur director Rainer Werner Fassbinder and his frequent composer collaborator Peer Raben. Alessandra has worked with the likes of Lee Renaldo and Elliott Sharp and was the first guitarist to perform the entire cycle of John Zorn's "The Book of Heads" in Italy. She performs "Fassbinder Wunderkammer" at Spectrum in Brooklyn on Thursday, July 12th at 7 pm.


Toronto's DJ Nico Guest Hosts
Tuesday, July 17th, 7pm - 8pm
on
What's Happening?!?! with Matt Clarke (on Rock & Soul Ichiban stream)
On this week's What's Happening?!?!, DJ Nico from Toronto's #1 mod party, With It, will be spinning mind-bending sounds. She is also a CIUT radio DJ so expect prime cuts sourced directly from her esteemed collection. Get With It Baby!


Jaron Lanier, author and virtual reality pioneer
Monday, July 16th, 6pm - 7pm
on
Techtonic with Mark Hurst
On the next Techtonic, Mark Hurst interviews Jaron Lanier, virtual reality pioneer and author of the new book "Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now." Lanier and Mark discuss the problems caused by Big Tech companies and their social media platforms.


Faust's Jean-Hervé Péron
Monday, July 16th, 3:01pm - 6pm
on
Scott Williams's show
"There is no group more mythical than Faust", said Julian Cope in his influential survey Krautrocksampler. Jean-Hervé Péron has been at the center of Faust since the very beginning, co-founding the group of radical art-errorists tasked (and funded) by Polydor to become "Germany's Beatles", and failing gloriously. Nearly 50 years later, Faust has lost none of its spontaneity, curiosity or energy. Today, Jean-Hervé joins Scott to discuss all this mad history, as well as Faust's current tour, coming to Brooklyn's Murmrr Theater on July 22.



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