Disco Roto

¡DISCO ROTO! Return to 1984

February 7, 2017
8:00 pm

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)


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¡DISCO ROTO! 5 Day Dose

January 24, 2017
8:00 pm

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


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¡Disco Roto! Mundo Loco

January 17, 2017
8:00 pm

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


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¡DISCO ROTO! Pastels & Lapels

January 10, 2017
8:00 pm

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


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Happy ¡DISCO ROTO! New Year

January 3, 2017
9:30 pm

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)


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¡DISCO ROTO! Top Hits of 2016

December 20, 2016
8:00 pm

Join Michele K-tel as she kicks off the DISCO ROTO Best of 2016 countdown.

30. Roberto Fonseca “Afro Mambo” Abuc (IMPULSE!)
29 Zeal and Ardor “Devil Is Fine” Devil Is Fine (Reflection)
28. John Doe “Get on Board” Westerner (Cool Rock)
27. A Tribe Called Quest “The Space Program” We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service (Epic) (RIP Gene Wilder)
26. Vanishing Twin “Floating Heart” Choose Your Own Adventure (Soundway)
25. Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie Prince Billy “May Life Throw You a Pleasant Curve” Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties
24. Spaceheads “Machine Molle” Laughing Water (Electric Brass)
23. Car Seat Headrest “Vincent” Teens Of Denial (Matador)
22. Half Japanese “Hold On” Perfect (Joyful Noise)
21. Elza Soares “A Mulher do Fim do Mundo” The Woman at the End of the World (Mais Um Discos)
20. Carmelo Torres y Los Toscos “La Camisola” El Chacho (Names You Can Trust)
19. Ty Segall “Diversion” Emotional Mugger (Drag City)
18. The Dwarfs of East Agouza “Clean Shahin” Bes (Nawa)
17. Radiohead “Decks Dark” A Moon Shaped Pool (XL)
16. Nels Cline “Secret Love” Lovers (Blue Note)
15. Maarja Nuut “ÕDANGULE” Une Meeles (Maarja Nuut)
14. Horse Lords “Truthers” Interventions (Northern Spy)
13. case/lang/veirs “I Want To Be Here” case/lang/veirs (Anti)
12. Matmos “Excerpt Five” Ultimate Care II (Thrill Jockey)
11. Bon Iver (OVER S∞∞N) [Bob Moose Extended Cab Version] 21, A Million (Jagjaguwar)
10. ANOHNI “Crisis” Hopelessness (Secretly Canadian)
9. The Julie Ruin “I’m Done” Hit Reset (Hardly Art)
8. Ghost Wave “Blues Signal ’79” Radio Norfolk (Flying Nun)
7. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds “Anthrocene” Skeleton Tree (Anti)
6. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down “Meticulous Bird” A Man Alive (Ribbon)
5. Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids Rhapsody in Berlin We Be All Afrikans (Strut!)
4. Freakwater “Take Me with You” Scheherazade (Bloodshot)
3. Allen Toussaint “American Tune” American Tunes (Nonesuch)
2. Angel Olsen “Shut Up Kiss Me” MY WOMAN (Jagjaguwar)
1. The Mekons “1848 Now!” Existentialism (Mekons)


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November 22, 2016
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel brings an eclectic mess o’ musical truth from NZ’s The Bats, The Spaceheads’ acid brass, Columbian supergroup Ondatrópica to Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca. Jump In and Be Calmed.

Nick Lowe & The Convincers “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love and Understanding?” Untouched Takeaway
XTC “All along the watchtower” White Music
A Tribe Called Quest “The Space Program” We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
The Clash “Hate & War” The Essential Clash
Run The Jewels “2100 f/ Boots Riley”

The Bats “Antlers” The Deep Set
Pere Ubu “Visions of the Moon” Carnival of Souls
Spaceheads “Be Calmed” Laughing Water
Me And My Friends “Holiday” Hide Your Way
Alasdair Roberts and James Green “If There is Any Light” Plaint of Lapwing
Golden Grrrls “Wrld Peace” Golden Grrrls
Laetitia Sadier “There Is a Price to Pay For Freedom (And It Isn’t Security)” Silencio
Superqueens “Let’s Not Call In The Heavy Bombers” Cheap Shots
The Saints “Security” All Times Through Paradise

Ondatrópica “Hummingbird” Baile Bucanero
Roberto Fonseca “Family” Abuc
The Melodians “It’s All in the Family” Sweet Sensation: The Best of The Melodians
Devon Sproule “Runs in the Family” I Love You, Go Easy
The Ramones “We’re A Happy Family” Mania
The Beau Hunks “We’re Just A Happy Family” The Beau Hunks Play The Original Laurel & Hardy Music

The Limiñanas “Cold Was the Ground” Costa Blanca
Mirel Wagner “The Dirt” When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day
Blind Willie Johnson “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” (1927)
Neneh Cherry & The Thing “Dirt (Kurzmann remix)” The Cherry Thing Remixes
Sarah Neufeld “Dirt” Hero Brother

RIP to the wonderful ones:
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Nobody’s Baby” 100 Days, 100 Nights
Leonard Cohen “Traveling Light” You Want It Darker


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November 15, 2016
10:00 pm

Michele K-tel gets Neko Cased (Pt. 2) because the worse things get,the harder we fight, the harder we fight, the more we play NEKO. Pt. 1 here.

Neko Case “Things That Scare Me” Blacklisted
Neko Case “Afraid” The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Neko Case “Thrice All American” Furnace Room Lullaby
Neko Case “Mood To Burn Bridges” Furnace Room Lullaby
Neko Case “In California” Canadian Amp
Neko Case “Night Still Comes (acoustic)” Live in Studio Q

case/lang/veirs “Supermoon” case/lang/veirs
Neko Case “Tightly” Blacklisted
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends “Timber” Virginian
Neko Case “People Got A Lotta Nerve” Middle Cyclone
Neko Case “I’m An Animal” Middle Cyclone
Neko Case “Dirty Knife” Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
The New Pornographers “Champions of Red Wine” Brill Bruisers

Neko Case & Nick Cave “She’s Not There” True Blood: Music Volume 3
Neko Case “John Saw That Number” Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
The New Pornographers “My Shepherd” Together
Neko Case “That Teenage Feeling” iTunes Originals
Neko Case “Favorite” The Tigers Have Spoken
MaOW “Ms. Lefevre” Unforgiving Sounds of Maow (Mint)
Neko Case Over / Under Pitchfork.TV
Neko Case “Man” The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Neko Case “Dreaming Man” Canadian Amp

Neko Case “Middle Cyclone” iTunes Originals
Neko Case “Nearly Midnight, Honolulu” The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Neko Case “Star Witness” Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Neko Case “Knock Loud” Canadian Amp
Neko Case “Lady Pilot” Blacklisted
The New Pornographers “Go Places” Challengers
Neko Case “Calling Cards” The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

Neko Case “Margaret Vs. Pauline” Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
Neko Case “Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden)” Wits Radio
The Dodos “Sleep” No Color
Neko Case “Vengeance Is Sleeping” Middle Cyclone

The Corn Sisters “This Little Light” The Other Woman


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November 1, 2016
10:00 pm

Join Michele K-tel for more smash hits and new sounds from clipping., The Lovely Eggs, The Pop Group and Orlando duo SALES. WAKE UP!

Savage Republic “Procession” Live Trek 1985-1986 (part of the DADA World Fair in SF on 11/11 @ The Roxie.
Ennio Morricone “March Of The Beggars” A Fistful Of Film Music
Raymond Scott “March Of The Diddles” The Secret 7: “The Unexpected”
The Dwarfs of East Agouza “Hungry Bears Don’t Dance” Bes

clipping. “Wake Up” Splendor & Misery (Sub Pop)
Cab Calloway & His Orchestra “Wake Up And Live” New York 1935 – 1937
The Replacements “Wake Up” Nothing For All
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes “Wake Up Everybody”

The Pop Group “Days Like These” Honeymoon On Mars
The Mekons “Bucket” Existentialism
Me and My Friends “Hide” Hide Your Way
Kate Tempest “Don’t Fall In” Let Them Eat Chaos
Anita O’Day “No Soap, No Hope Blues” This Is Hip
Future Bible Heroes “Hopeless” Red Hot & Bothered
The Vaselines “No Hope” The Way Of The Vaselines
Teenage Fanclub “The First Sight” Here

SALES “Checkin’ Out” SALES LP
Lambchop “NIV” Flotus (Merge)
Laura Cannell “A New Theory of Eclipse” Simultaneous Flight Movement
Bon Iver “21 M◊◊N WATER” 22, A Million
Sao Paulo Underground “Lost Corners Boogie” Cantos Invisiveis
The Pyramids “Otherworldly” Otherworldly

The Lovely Eggs “On the Line” Drug Braggin’
U.S. Girls “Telephone Play No. 1” Half Free
Micachu & The Shapes “Golden Phone” Jewelery
Bad Brains “She’s Calling You” I Against I
Monty Python “The Phone-In” Instant Record Collection, Vol. 2
BEEP telephone_telephone_demon_telephone City of the Future
LCD Soundsystem “Somebody’s Calling Me” This Is Happening


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October 25, 2016
10:00 pm

Join Michele K-tel for a #bracing bag of tricks packed with Witches, Zombies, Skeletons + Vampires OH MY!

The Ghastly Ones “An Invitation” A-Haunting We Will Go-Go
Cool Ghouls “Witch’s Game” Cool Ghouls
A Hawk And A Hacksaw “Witch’s Theme” You Have Already Gone to the Other World
Thee Headcoat Sect “The Witch” Deerstalking Men
Martin Phillipps “Witch’s Hat” Sketch Book: Volume One
Thurston Moore “Wonderful Witches” Trees Outside The Academy

Inflatable Boy Clams “Skeletons” Inflatable Boy Clams (Superior Viaduct re-issue)
Captain Beefheart “Skeleton Makes Good” Ice Cream For Crow
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Jack The Ripper [Acoustic Version]” B-Sides And Rarities
Howlin’ Wolf “Evil (Is Going On)” Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960
The Dwarfs of East Agouza “Museum Of Stranglers (Part III)” Bes

Sao Paulo Underground “Falling Down From the Sky Like Some Damned Ghost” Cantos Invisiveis (CUNEIFORM)
Salty Holmes “The Ghost Song” Spooky Novelty Songs
Ty Segall “Ghost” Twins
Freakwater “Ghost Song” Scheherazade
Lake Of Dracula “The Carpet (Old Ghost)” Lake of Dracula
Gun Club “Ghost On the Highway” Fire of Love
Paula Frazer “Like A Ghost” A Place Where I Know
Jackie McLean “Ghost Town” One Step Beyond (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)

Daniel Johnston “I Killed The Monster” Artistic Vice
Jad Fair “Monster vs. Monster” The Attack Of Everything
John Cooper Clarke “(I Married A) Monster From Outer Space” Disguise In Love
Roky Erickson “I Walked With A Zombie” The Evil One
Jazz Butcher “Zombie Love”
The Cramps “Zombie Dance” Songs The Lord Taught Us
Richard Swift “Zombie Boogie” Walt Wolfman

Jenny Hval “Female Vampire” Blood Bitch
Jonathan Richman “Vampiresa Mujer” Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow
Beth Custer & The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble “Scary Monster String Trio” Bernal Heights Suite
Back Announce Music: The Sabres of Paradise “Haunted Dancehall”