Live on Brian Turner's program between 3-6pm ET, full performance and interview (will be archived at Brian's playlist page for streaming, no download). Two and a half years after headlining one of WFMU's free 50th Anniversary concert broadcasts in New York, Wire appear on Brian's show today for their first ever performance in the station's studios. Formed in 1976, the group immediately staked its place as one of Britain's most celebrated exports of art-punk whose first three records (Pink Flag, 154, and Chairs Missing) are universally regarded as picture-perfect documents of innovative experimentation in songcraft. Traversing the lines between raw minimalist punk and complex experimentations, they've influenced everyone from Minor Threat to Guided By Voices, the Minutemen to the Futureheads, and continue to create new soundways with their latest release Red Barked Tree. Wire's 30 plus years have been marked by constant flux, side projects, regrouping and reinvention, and the 2011 lineup of Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey and Matt Simms play live on WFMU while in town for two shows: Music Hall of Williamsburg (April 5) and the Bowery Ballroom (April 6th). Don't miss this major event in our hallowed hallways!