Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Wayfaring Strangers | 7-10 PM EST


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio: A listen back to The Numero Group's sublabel focused on amateur Americana, folk, yacht rock, psychedelia, and D&D-inspired jams

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Midwinter Day | 7-10 PM EST

NOW PLAYING on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio: A three-hour mid-ear arc formed by hot and cold jets of sonic residue from Uganda, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Lebanon, USA, Japan, Palestine, Russia and Armenia, obliquely inspired by (yet having nothing really to do with) the poet Bernadette Mayer

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

La Haine: 40 Years of French Hip-Hop 1984-2024 | 7-10 PM EST


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio: Although underappreciated in the United States, French hip-hop is second only to American in terms of sales, influence, and artistic invention. Beginning with Dee Nasty’s groundbreaking Paname City Rappin’, this four-decade overview will feature pioneering legends IAM, Suprême NTM, Assassin, and MC Solaar, and spotlight sonic and lyrical brilliance from lesser knowns like Saliha, Fabe, and many others.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024



TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio: We're back at Mom's house. She continues to claim she loves "everything Gary plays." For three hours we'll be testing her patience, our patience ... and yours.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

10: A Decade on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio | 7-10 PM EST


It's our Tin Anniversary! TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio we'll be spinning old favorites and new discoveries and generally having our cake and eating it, too

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Farid & Asmahan | 7-10 PM EST

Syrian-born siblings Asmahan and Farid El Atrache took the Egyptian music scene by storm with such force in the 1930s that when Asmahan died in a car that went over the rails and into the Nile, one rumor had it that reigning diva Oum Kalthoum had had her killed in a fit of jealous rage. This all-vinyl tribute will highlight collaborative recordings from the '30s and '40s like the operetta “Intissar Eshabab” and draw from Farid’s long and storied career following his sister’s tragic, early death.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

RIBEIRO + CO 1965-80 | 7-10 PM EST


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio: A survey of French-Portuguese avant-garde icon Catherine Ribeiro's first decade-and-a-half, featuring mid- to late-60s singles, tracks from her debut with 2 Bis, favorite moments from her eight Alpes LPs, a dip into her late 70s solo tributes to Piaf and Prevert, and more

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Music from the Balconies | 7-10 PM EST

TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, we spin AI-generated pop & mashups, American jazz, and punk, hard rock and psychedelic music from Iran, Belgium, the former Yugoslavia, and beyond


Wednesday, November 1, 2023

A Palestine Episode | 7-10 PM EDT


TONIGHT on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio, we're spinning tracks from and about Palestine.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Parliament Funkadelic | 7-10 PM EDT


Join me on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio tonight for an all-vinyl celebration of America’s greatest '70s band featuring three hours of hits, deep cuts, and favorite side project tracks from 1970 to 1979