Thursday, January 23rd, Midnight - 3am
on Nickel And Dime Radio with $mall ¢hange
Lady R is a all vinyl reggae selector originally from Japan and based in NYC. She has a weekly show on 8 Ball Radio and her sound is roots and original dancehall. Expect some classics and rarities.
Put The Needle On The Censorship (Radio/Explicit Versions)
Friday, January 24th, 7pm - 8pm
on Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam
To highlight how the FCC’s rules distort the art form of hip-hop on the radio, Billy Jam will do two versions of his show; the “radio” clean FM broadcast version plus an uncensored explicit version for the WFMU archives only. In addition to music both WFMU’s Joe D and Ken Freedman will offer their insights on censorship. Put the Needle On The Record Friday January 24th at 7pm
The Josephine Network and Bob Mould
Saturday, January 25th, 3pm - 6pm
on Todd-o-phonic Todd's show
The Josephine Network celebrates their brand new Dig Records long-player "Music Is Easy" on Dig! Records. Josephine will prove there is still room for yentas in pop music. While infamous as the leader of Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould has continued to make inspiring and relevant music. Todd-O-Phonic Todd will chat with him about his lengthy career, pro wrestling and his current solo tour.
Sounds of Siberia: Mind-Blowing Jaw Harp Playing and Overtone Singing Featuring Yuliyana Krivoshapkina and Nachyn Choreve
Saturday, January 25th, 6pm - 9pm
on Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg
The duo Sounds of Siberia combines dazzling traditions of two neighboring regions: Yuliyana Krivoshapkina is a singer and master of the otherworldly-sounding khomus (jaw harp) of Yakutia. Nachyn Choreve is a multi-instrumentalist and master of Tuva's equally unearthly khoomei (overtone singing). Yuliyana honed her craft with stellar women's ensemble Ayarkhaan. Nachyn is a member of superb Tuvan-psychedelic band Hartyga. Sounds of Siberia is touring the west coast now and will be at SXSW in March. Experience their magical sounds on WFMU this Saturday!
Tribute to Neil Innes, with Ira Kaplan
Sunday, January 26th, 8pm - 10pm
on Gaylord Fields's show
Gaylord Fields will be joined by Yo La Tengo member (and WFMU fill-in DJ) Ira Kaplan to talk a little about and play a lot of the music of the late Neil Innes. (Yo La Tengo has backed Innes live, cultivating a friendship in the process.) From the Bonzos to the Rutles to Innes' solo work and beyond, this program will merely scratch the surface in its attempt to honor the life and career of the master singer/songwriter/parodist and "seventh Python."
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".