April 4, 8pm

Michele K-tel celebrates her BARFDAY with new music from Diet Cig, country dubster Jeb Loy Nichols, Chicago’s NE-HI, UK jazz collective the Heliocentrics, RAYS debut + the return of Modesto’s finest, Grandaddy.

Grandaddy “I Don’t Wanna Live Here Anymore” Last Place
salami rose joe louis “Everything is not quite fine” Zlaty Sauce Nephew
Wire “An Alibi” Silver/Lead

Jeb Loy Nichols “I Hate Hate” Country Hustle
Cab Calloway & His Orchestra “That’s What I Hate About Love” The Early Years 1930-1934
The Mekons “Hate is the New Love” OOOH! (out of our heads)
Hans Reichel “Peace And Pipe Utopia” Coco Bolo Nights
100 Flowers “I Hate” 100 Years Of Pulchritude
RAYS “Drop Dead” RAYS
Jackie McLean “Love And Hate (Rudy Van Gelder Remastering) Destination Out
King Ayisoba “Song For Peace” Wicked Leaders

Diet Cig “Barf Day” Swear I’m Good At This
The Wedding Present “Happy Birthday” John Peel Sessions 1987-1990
Hank Locklin “Happy Birthday To Me”
Rose Melberg “Happy Birthday To Me” Portola
Clem Snide “Happy Birthday” Soft Spot

NE-HI “Drag” Offers
Robyn Hitchcock “Raymond and The Wires” Robyn Hitchcock
William Tyler “No Marigolds In The Promised Land” Parallelogram
Let’s Eat Grandma “Deep Six Textbook” I, Gemini
Rogue + Jaye “Waves Of Joy” A Song A Day Subscription
Jay Som “(BedHead)” Everybody Works
Blonde Redhead “3 O’Clock” EP

The Heliocentrics “Made Of The Sun” A World of Masks
Tinariwen “Sastanàqqàm” Elwan
Les Filles de Illighadad Fatou
Mount Eerie “Emptiness, Pt. 2” A Crow Looked at Me
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “Rare Things Grow” Ears
The Kraken Quartet “Chance the dog (the song)” Separate / Migrate


March 28, 8pm

On this edition Michele K-tel reports on the highlights from this year’s genre broadening Big Ears Festival lineup that erupted last weekend in Knoxville, TN.

Playlist 3.28.17

Nils Økland Band “Start” Kjølvatn
Robyn Hitchcock “Chimes Of Freedom” Luminous Groove
Matana Roberts “As Years Roll By” Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
Colleen “Going Forth By Day” The Weighing of the Heart
Laetitia Sadier “Psychology Active (Finding You)” Find Me Finding You

Horse Lords “Toward the Omega Point” Interventions
Glenn Kotche “The Traveling Turtle” Adventureland
Matmos’ Robert Ashley PERFECT LIVES interpretation intro
Mica Levi & Oliver Coates “Xhill Stepping” Remain Calm
Xiu Xiu “Forget” Forget

Frode Haltli “Vagabonde Blu”
Dakha Brakha “Baby” South X Lullaby
Joan Shelley “Wild Indifference”
Wilco “Quarters” Schmilco
Michael Hurley “You Get Down by the Pool Hall Clickety Clack – Sister Song” First Songs

Deerhoof “Acceptance Speech” The Magic
The Magnetic Fields “’79: Rock’n’Roll Will Ruin Your Life” 50 Song Memoir
Emilia Amper “Den melancoliska pollonessen (The Melancholic Polonaise)” Lux
The Quavers “Circle Line” Fell Asleep On A Train

Musica Elettronica Viva “Cosmic Communion”
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “When I Try, I’m Full” Ears

Henry Threadgill & Zooid Tomorrow “Sunny Tomorrow” Sunny / The Revelry, Spp

¡DISCO ROTO! Pistas de Fuego

March 21, 8pm

On this episode, Michele K-tel plays new sounds from Argentinian triple threat actress/comedian/singer Juana Molina, Oakland multi-instrumentalist Jay Som, the African Electro Pop of Ennanga Vision, and ends up on a drunken road trip with Julian Cope. (oops)

Playlist 3.21.17

The Feelies “Been Replaced” In Between
Richard Conway-Jones “Get A Message” The Best Of Richard Conway-Jones
The Bairds Sisters “looking at things up close” Until You Find Your Green
Shifting Sand “All The Stars” Temporary – Selections From Dunedin’s Pop Underground 2011-2014
NE-HI “Prove” Offers

Juana Molina “Cosoco” Halo P
Las Piñas “Verano” Pistas de Fuego EP
The Magnetic Fields “’86 How I Failed Ethics” 50 Song Memoir

James Chance and The Contortions “The Splurge” The Flesh Is Weak [Explicit]
Alèmayèhu Eshèté “Afèr Yemègneshal” Ethiopiques vol 8 (swinging addis)
Ennanga Vision “Otim’s War” Ennanga Vision

Jay Som “1 Billion Dogs” Everybody Works
Kelley Stoltz “Going Up” Crockodials
Nathan Bartell “Top Going Down, Bottom Going Up” Quantic Presents Worlds Rarest Funk 45s 2
Mirah “Dogs Of Ba” Joyride: Remixes
John Cale “Everytime The Dogs Bark” Artificial Intelligence (1985)

Kate Tempest “Tunnel Vision” Let Them Eat Chaos
Funkadelic “Open Our Eyes (1969 Version)” Funkadelic
The Nazz “Open My Eyes” Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era
Eno & Hyde “A Man Wakes Up” Someday World
The Beau Hunks “I Wake Up With a Song” The Beau Hunks Play Original Laurel & Hardy Music
Half Japanese “Its Our Time” Hear The Lions Roar
Sherwood & Pinch “Charger” Man Vs. Sofa

Alasdair Roberts “Pangs” Pangs
Julian Cope “On The Road To Tralee” Drunken Songs


March 14, 8pm

Michele K-tel celebrates PI Day along with new sndz from Scottish Neo-folker Alasdair Roberts, ethereal singer Liz Harris (Grouper), something from the 10th album from San Jose experimentalists XIU XIU + a tix giveaway to the sold out solo THAO show @ The Chapel.

Barbara Manning “Your Pies” In New Zealand
The Ex “The Pie” Turn
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys “‘Tater Pie” Boot Heel Drag: The MGM Years
BLIND BOY FULLER “I Want Some Of Your Pie(1939)” Blues Guitar Legend
Emily Wells “Piece of It” Mama
Bob Dylan “Country Pie” Nashville Skyline
Meat Puppets “Six Gallon Pie” Forbidden Places
Killdozer “Peach Pie” Uncompromising War On Art Under The Dictatorship Of The Proletariat
Cindy Walker “How Many Apples Does It Take To Make A Pie?”
The Four Clefs “I Like Pie, I Like Cake” The Human Orchestra
Steltch “Keep Your Eye On The Pie” Rhythm Of Bust
Ella Fitzgerald + Chick Webb “Sugar Pie”
Pop Will Eat Itself “Sweet Sweet Pie” The Radio 1 Sessions 1986-87
Jack Payne and his B.B.C. Dance Orchestra “Make Yourself A Happiness Pie” Songs the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Taught Us

Barbara Manning “Reverse Disguise” Chico Daze @ The Make Out Room 3.18
Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn “Lover Of Love” Cubist Blues
Ben Vaughn “Heavy Machinery” Texas Road Trip
True West (Russ Tolman) “Steps To The Door (1983)” Hollywood Holiday

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down “Slash/Burn” A Man Alive
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down “Before You Vote” 1,000 Days, 1,000 Songs
Richard Buckner “Allegiance” A Song A Day Subscription
The Feelies “Flag Days” In Between
Surf City “Crazy Rulers Of The World” Kudos
Robyn Hitchcock “Mad Shelley’s Letterbox” Robyn Hitchcock
Alasdair Roberts “The Angry Laughing God” Pangs

Xiu Xiu “Get Up” Forget
Grouper “I’m Clean Now” Paradise Valley
Laetitia Sadier “Double Voice Extra Voice” Finding Me Finding You

Susan Alcorn “Hello Goodbye Hello” The Hired Hands: A Tribute to Bruce Langhorne

¡DISCO ROTO! Missing Mr. Mengelberg

March 7, 8pm

On this edition, Michele K-tel counts to three with LA lady duo GIRLPOOL, Mountain Goats go GOTH, Happy #60 Birthday to that old krank Mark E. Smith and a fond farewell to dearly departed DUTCH pianist Misha Mengelberg.

Playlist 3.7.17

Misha Mengelberg Trio “Begin The Beguine” No Idea
Han Bennink & Misha Mengelberg “Islay Malt Jitterburg” Bennink Mengelberg
Misha Mengelberg Trio “A Bit Nervous” Who’s Bridge
Misha Mengelberg “Poor Wheel” Senne Sing Song
ICP Orchestra “Oh My Deer!” Oh, My Dog

The Magnetic Fields “No” 50 Song Memoir
Richard Conway-Jones “On A Moonday Evening” The Best Of Richard Conway-Jones
Abrão Aguas “Do Ganges (Takata)” Abrão
Storm And Stress “Meet Me In The Space They Stare At Leaving Their Seat During A Show” Under Thunder And Flourescent Light
Metá Metá “Angoulême” MM3
Kiko Dinucci “o inferno tem sede”
Ibibio Sound Machine “Give Me a Reason” Uyai

girlpool “123” Powerplant
The Prophet Hens “All Over The World” Temporary – Selections From Dunedin’s Pop Underground 2011-2014
Hiccup “Fuckup” Hiccup EP
Big Walnuts Yonder “Raise the Drawbridges?” Big Walnuts Yonder
Orkesta Mendoza “Caramelos” ¡Vamos A Guarachar!
Celia Cruz Y Sonora Matancera “Caramelos” La Guarachera- The Best Of The Seeco Years – The Classics

Laura Marling “Next Time” Semper Femina
Ty Segall “Take Care (To Comb Your Hair)” Ty Segall
Lucinda Williams “Temporary Nature (Of Any Precious Thing)” Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
The Bairds Sisters “until you find your green” Until You Find Your Green
Amy Denio “Biopsy” ICS 20170201

Happy 60th Birthday Mark. E. Smith!
The Fall “Quit Iphone” Sub-Lingual Tablet
The Fall “Rowche Rumble” Psykick Dancehall

The Mountain Goats “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds” Goths

¡DISCO ROTO! Return to 1984

February 7, 8pm

On this edition of DISCO ROTO, Michele K-tel makes like it's 1984 (but in a good way) with the return of stellar artists like The Feelies, Julian Cope, and a new single from Mr. Robyn Hitchcock.

Playlist 2.7.17

Robyn Hitchcock “I Want To Tell You About What I Want” Robyn Hitchcock
Boogarins “Manchaca (live from Manchaca Roadhouse Austin, TX)” Desvio Onírico
Sun Ra & His Arkestra “Call For All Demons” Singles

Laetitia Sadier “Undying Love For Humanity” Find Me Finding You
Vanishing Twin “It Sends My Heart Into A Spin” Choose Your Own Adventure
Damien Jurado “QACHINA” Visions of Us on the Land
Roberto Fonseca “Habanera” Abuc
Ondatrópica “Lazalypso” Baile Bucanero
Orkesta Mendoza “Shadows Of The Mind” ¡Vamos A Guarachar!

The Feelies “Gone, Gone, Gone” In Between
Tim Cohen “Breathe & Die” Luck Man
Mountain Goats “The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi and Eats Their Bones”
C. Spencer Yeh / Okkyung Lee/ Lasse Marhaug “The Mermen of Poetry” Wake Up Awesome (Okkyung Lee @ Exploratorium 2/9)
Half Japanese “The Preventers” Hear The Lions Roar

Julian Cope “Drink Me Under The Table” Drunken Songs
Vlooper “Follow Me” Queendom
Julie Byrne “Sleepwalker” Not Even Happiness
Marianne Faithfull “Solitude” Easy Come, Easy Go: 12 Songs For Music Lovers
The Bairds Sisters “going west with secrets” Until You Find Your Green
Eugene Chadbourne “Land Of Use-To-Be” Songs

Califone “When The Air Runs Out In Yer Gold Elevator” A Song A Day Subscription
Amy Denio “No Games” Spoot Music
Rachel Grimes “Star-Spangled Banner ” A Song A Day Subscription (Rough Trade)

¡DISCO ROTO! 5 Day Dose

January 24, 8pm

Michele K-tel offers a 5 Day Dose from “Our First 100 Days” (a song-a-day project to raise money for causes that matter) + Ireland’s Robocobra Quartet, girl drum duo Rattle and something new from old punks WIRE.

William Onyeabor “This Kind of World” Anything You Sow (RIP)
Can “Halleluhwah” Tago Mago (RIP Jaki Liebezeit)
The Roches “Hammond Song” The Roches (RIP Maggie Roche)

Jim O’Rourke “Prelude To 110 Or 220/Women Of The World” Eureka
Ivor Cutler + Linda Hirst “Women of the World” Privelege
The Bags “Survive” 7″
Tacocat “Men Explain Things to Me” Lost Time
Childbirth “Nasty Grrls” Women’s Rights
Arcade Fire (f/ Mavis Staples) “I Give You Power”

Angel Olsen “Fly On Your Wall” Our First 100 Days (Day 1)
PWR BTTM “Vacation Our” Our First 100 Days (Day 2)
Avey Tare “Visit the Dojo (Slasher Flicks Demo)” Our First 100 Days (Day 3)
Jason Molina “Royko (demo outtake)” Our First 100 Days (Day 4)
Women “Group Transport Hall (Alternative Version)” Our First 100 Days (Day 5)

The Equals “I Can See But You Don’t Know” (1970)
Them “Don’t You Know” The Story Of Them Featuring Van Morrison
Nick Lowe “You Don’t Know Me At All” The Old Magic
Lucinda Williams “I Know All About It” The Ghosts of Highway 20
Laura Marling “Wild Fire” Semper Femina

Wire “Short Elevated Period” Silver / Lead
Rattle “STRINGER BELL” Rattle
Robocobra Quartet “Album of the Year” Music For All Occasions

Vanishing Twin “The Conservation Of Energy” Choose Your Own Adventure

¡Disco Roto! Mundo Loco

January 17, 8pm

Get ready to MARCH as Michele K-tel spins modern day protest music from CocoRosie + ANOHNI, sax quartet squonks from Battle Trance (playing SF on 1/23) and a new Afro-Euro-American collaboration from Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids.

Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra “It’s After The End Of The World” Space Is The Place
X “The World’s A Mess, It’s In My Kiss” Unclogged
LA Philharmonic “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World”
Charles Bradley f/ Menahan Street Band “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” No Time For Dreaming
Le Tigre “Dyke March 2001” Feminist Sweepstakes
CocoRosie “Smoke ´em Out” (feat. ANOHNI)”
Mirah “The World is Falling” (a)spera
Jens Lekman “The End Of The World Is Bigger Than Love” I Know What Love Isn’t
The Meters (Doodle Loop) The World Is A Little Bit Under The Weather Funkify Your Life
My Dad Is Dead “Crazy World” For Richer, For Poorer

Handsome Boy Modeling School “The World’s Gone Mad” f/Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Barrington Levy and Alex Karpranos
The Bug “Insane (f/Warrior Queen)” London Zoo
Beeler’s One Man Band “Mad World”
The Shirelles “It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World”

Battle Trance “Palace of Wind II” Palace of Wind

Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids “Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba, Pt. 1 & 2 (feat. Guy One)” Tinoge Ya Ta’a Ba
Noura Mint Seymali “Mohammedoun” Arbina
Bob Andy “Games People Play” Roots of Reggae: Rock Steady
Beastie Boys f/ Santigold “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
Barbara Manning “Slot Machine” Chico Daze
Suicide “Las Vegas Man” The Second Album + The First Rehearsal Tapes

Spaceheads “Dark Blue” Laughing Water
Chickasaw Mudd Puppies “Night Time (Ain’t Got No Eyes)” 8 Track Stomp
Xiu Xiu “Packard’s Vibration” Plays the Music of Twin Peaks
Maarja Nuut “Sammud” Une Meeles

¡DISCO ROTO! Pastels & Lapels

January 10, 8pm

Michele K-tel shares prized “SOMETHING ELSE” end of year rarities to wrap up the era courtesy DJ maestro Harry Rag.

Pastels & Lapels 2016:
The Ramones “Loudmouth (live at the Roxy 1975)”
The Ramones “Beat on the Bratt (live at the Roxy 1975)”
Beach Slang “Million Miles Away”
Peter Case “Magic In Reverse”
Bob Dylan “Ballad of a Thin Man (live in Newcastle 1966)”
The Sonics “The Hard Way”
Them “Gloria (BBC Session 1965)”
Rex Allen “Knock Knock A Rattle”
Barbara Manning “Better by Bounds” Chico Daze
Ryley Walker “Roundabout”
Carl Butler & Pearl “Sweep out the Ashes in the Morning”
Mothers of Invention “My Guitar”
The Undertones “Get Over You (MBV Remix)”
Cats Eyes “Be Careful Where You Park Your Car”
The Monkees “Love’s What I Want”
11 Mustachioed Daughters “Big Grunt”
Nora Dean “Ay Ay Ay [Angie La La)”
Sam Philips “World on Sticks”
PJ Harvey “Guilty (outtake)”
Pink Floyd “Murderotic Woman”
T.O.Y. “I’m Still Believing”
The Electric Prunes “World of Darkness”
The Fleshtones “The Band Drinks for Free”
Peter Case “Wig, The Rock n’ Roll Man”

@The Chapel Wedneday 1/11
Mirah “I Am the Garden” Changing Light
Meerna “10/9”
Lonesome Leash “Ghosts (Acoustic Session)”

Jackie Lynn “Chicken Picken”
James Chance & the Contortions “That’s Life” The Flesh Is Weak
Ray Charles “The Sun’s Gonna Shine Again” Blues + Jazz
Lèmma Dèmissèw “Lèzèlalèm Nuri E” Ethiopiques vol 8 (Swinging Addis)

Half Japanese “Attack of the Giant Leeches” Hear The Lions Roar

Happy ¡DISCO ROTO! New Year

January 3, 9pm

A Happy 2017 (Prince Can’t Die Again) Mix w/ a fitting Auld Lang Syne anthem from Mac McCaughan, the #fiercefolk of Laura Marling, Brazilian afro-jazz-funksters Metá Metá, advance “Apocalipstick” sounds from Cherry Glazerr, avant-eclectic UK ensemble Melt Yourself Down + bring your mittens for the cold weather wintering w/ DJ Michele K-tel. Happy New Year To You….

Sun Ra (The Qualities) “Happy New Year To You” The Singles
Jimmy Jules and the Nuclear Soul System “The New Year” Christmas Groove
Dear Nora “The New Year” The New Year E.P.
Mac McCaughan “Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)”
The Mekons “Fear And Beer (Hymn for Brexit)” Existentialism

Laura Marling “Soothing” Semper Femina
Cat’s Eyes “Be Careful Where You Park Your Car” Treasure House
The Ink Spots “It’s All Over But the Crying” Greatest Hits
The Dontells “Moaning and Crying” Eccentric Soul: Sitting In The Park
Cherry Glazerr “Told You I’d Be With The Guys” Apocalipstick
Melt Yourself Down “Bharat Mata” Last Evenings On Earth

The Bats “No Trace” The Deep Set
Alasdair Roberts “The Yarn Unraveller” The Wyrd Meme
Shirley Collins “Washed Ashore” Lodestar
Lee Ranaldo “The Plains of Waterloo” Shirley Inspired
Sonic Youth “Death To Our Friends” E.V.O.L.
Helen Money “Become Zero” Become Zero
Kate Tempest “Lionmouth Door Knocker” Let Them Eat Chaos
Run The Jewels “Thieves! (Screamed The Ghost)” RTJ3

Metá Metá “Toque Certeiro” MM3
Maarja Nuut “Sammud” Une Meeles
Laura Cannell “Winter Saltings” Simultaneous Flight Movement
The Heliocentrics “Winter Song” Out There
Jeb Loy Nichols “Wintering Of The Year” You Smell Me?
Tracey Thorn “In the Cold, Cold Night” Tinsel and Lights
The Choir “It’s Cold Outside” Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, Vol. 3
The Upsetters “Cold Weather” The Upsetter Compact Set [Disc 2]

Battle Trance “Blade of Love II” Blade of Love (playing @ Center for New Music 1/23/17)