Disco Roto


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




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”




October 18, 2016
10:00 pm

Michele K-tel plays new releases from olde favorites Barbara Manning, Robert Scott + Battle Trance love songs and a little MAMBO.

Playlist 10.18.16

The Pyramids “Memory Ritual” Otherworldly (Strut)
John Zorn / The Dreamers “Mystic Circles” (Tzadik)
Sunwatchers “Moonchanges” (Castle Face)
Ghost Wave “Spaceman” Radio Norfolk (Flying Nun)
Damaged Bug “Smoggy Terminus” The Tarot of Personal Experience (Castle Face)

Robert Scott “Winter At My Door (Rough Church)” RePort (Thokei Tapes)
Television “Adventure (Previously Unissued)” Adventure
The Raincoats “Adventures Close To Home” The Raincoats
Feels “Bird’s Eye” Feels (Telepathic Arts)
Surf City “Jekyll Island (And the Psycosphere)” Jekyll Island (Fire)
Vanishing Twin “Floating Heart” Choose Your Own Adventure (Soundway)
Battle Trance “Blade of Love III” Blade of Love (New Amsterdam)

Barbara Manning “Island” Chico Daze
Marvin Gaye “Me And My Lonely Room” That Stubborn Kinda Fellow
The Melodians “Lonely” Sweet Sensation: The Best of The Melodians
Jeb Loy Nichols “Lonely King Of The Country (alternate mix)” Long Time Traveller (On Usound)
Sam Amidon “Rocky Island” But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted (Omnivore)
Allen Toussaint “American Tune” American Tunes (Nonesuch)

The Mekons “Onion” Existentialism (Mekons)
Chivalrous Amoekons “Big Zombie” Fanatic Voyage (Drag City)
Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta “El Sabotaje” Dos Santos (Alebrije Records and Tapes)
Nidia Góngora and Quantic “Ñanguita Muévelo Negro” Ñanguita
Quantic And His Combo Barbaro “Mambo Los Quantic” Tradition In Transition


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October 4, 2016
8:00 pm

Join Michele K-tel for the usual mix of future hits and classics from White Fence’s Tim Presley, UK’s Goat Girl, Vanishing Twin, French producer Astrobal (w/ Laetitia Sadier) and the latest existentialist chant from The Mekons.

The Mekons “1848 Now!” Existentialism
The New Pornographers “Marching Orders” Brill Bruisers
Dr. John “Revolution” Locked Down
Johnny Cash “The One On The Right Is On The Left” The Essential Johnny Cash
Chumbawamba “Song on the Times” (live) English Rebel Songs

Moon Hooch “Something Else” Red Sky
The Tiptons “Calder´s Circus” Tsunami
Melt Yourself Down “Listen Out” Last Evenings On Earth
Aziza (Dave Holland/Chris Potter/Lionel Loueke/Eric Harland “Aziza Dance” Aziza

Astrobal “Australasie (feat. Laetitia Sadier)” Karaoke Kalk
Stereolab “We’re Not Adult Orientated” Space Age Batchelor Pad Music
Laetitia Sadier “Fragment pour le Future del l’Homme” Silencio
Silver Apples I Have Known Love (1969)
Vanishing Twin “Truth Is Boring” Choose Your Own Adventure
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds “Anthrocene” Skeleton Tree

Half Japanese “That’s Right” Perfect
Juana Molina “The Wrong Song” Segundo
Son House “Am I Right or Wrong” Son House Library of Congress Recordings 1941-1942
Giant Giant Sand “Mostly Wrong” Tucson
Milton Brown And His Musical Brownies “Right or Wrong” Daddy of Western Swing, Vol. 4 : Keep a Knockin’

Devendra Banhart “Fancy Man” Ape in Pink Marble
The Kinks “Dandy” Face To Face
John Santos Martins “Fancy Baby” Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings from London & Lagos 1954-66

Tim Presley “Long Bow” The Wink!
Television “Glory (Early Version)” Adventure
Goat Girl “Country Sleaze” single


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September 20, 2016
8:00 pm


The X-ATHON continues w/ Kr©B + K-Tel trading assorted “Unheard Music” from L.A. punk legends X, along with spoken word rants and stories (Exene!) + various side projects.

X “I’m Coming Over (Demo)” Los Angeles
John Doe “Get on Board” Westerner
X “The Unheard Music” Los Angeles
The Knitters “Rank Stranger” Modern Sounds of the Knitters
(le interlude mystère)
The John Doe Thing “Beer, Gas, Ride Forever”

X “White Girl” Unclogged
X “Breathless” Live on David Letterman 1983
X “The Once Over Twice (Unissued Single Mix)” Wild Gift
X “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” 7″
X I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts (Demo/Remix Version) More Fun In the New World
X “Home Motel” Twisted Willie
X “See How We Are” Live on KEXP

X “Los Angeles” Los Angeles (with intro live from Whisky-A-Go-Go)
Exene spoken word
John Doe & Exene Cervenka “The Sound of Coming Down” Singing & Playing
John Doe & Exene Cervenka “See How We Are (Live on KEXP)” KEXP Recorded 12/31/10
X “Cyrano de Berger’s Back” See How We Are
X “Some Other Time” Beyond & Back
X True Love Part 2 (Demo/Remix Version) More Fun In the New World”
X “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes”
John Doe & the Sadies “Help Me Make It Through the Night” Country Club

X “The New World” More Fun in the New World
Knitters “Easy Going Sunday”
The Knitters “Rock Island Line” Poor Little Knitter on the Road
X “Riding With Mary” Under The Big Black Sun
X “Johnny Hit & Run Pauline” Los Angeles
X “The Crystal Ship” The X-Files: The Album

X “The World’s A Mess It’s In My Kiss” Unclogged


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September 13, 2016
9:00 pm

On this edition: Michele K-tel cheers the return of Grandaddy, The Pop Group’s latest crowd-funded single, Lambchop do the Hustle!, Bill Frisell’s Space Age Guitar and Existentialism from The Mekons! It’s Disco Roto. Can you feel it?

Playlist 9.13.16

Lulus Band “I Can Feel It” Kenya Special: Vol.2
Bill Nelson “Feels Like Up To Me”
The Creation “How Does it Feel to Feel”
Yo La Tengo “How Does it Feel” Hanukkah 2001 Live @ Maxwells
The International Submarine Band “Do You Know How It Feels To Be Lonesome?” Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology
Nadia Reid “Just to Feel Alive” Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs
Feels “Tell Me” Feels

Grandaddy “Way We Won’t”
Lambchop “The Hustle” Flotus
Marc Ribot & The Young Philadelphians “The Hustle” Live in Tokyo
Bill Frisell “The Shortest Day” Guitar in the Space Age!
Angel Olsen “Those Were the Days” MY WOMAN
Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta “Camino Infernal / Phantom Weight” Fonografic

The Pop Group “Zipperface” Honeymoon On Mars
The Pop Group “We Are Time” Y (Remastered & Expanded)
Jennie Bellestar and The Artist Taxi Driver “The Most Dangerous Man in Britain” Contra Pop Festival 2015
The Mekons “Traveling Alone” Existentialism

Wilco “Cry All Day” Schmilco
Bobby “Blue” Bland “I’m Not Ashamed” I Pity The Fool -The Duke Recordings Vol.1
Ty Segall & White Fence “Crybaby” Hair
The Third Guitar “Baby Don’t Cry” Quantic Presents Worlds Rarest Funk 45s 2
Robyn Hitchcock “Flesh Number 1” While Thatcher Mauled Britian
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “I Need You” Skeleton Tree


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¡DISCO ROTO! September Songs

September 6, 2016
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel unveils new (long awaited) music from Nick Cave + the latest from Angel Olsen, Okkervil River, Noura Mint Seymali – and a trio of “Heretics” f/ The Ex’s Andy Moor, sound poet Anne-James Chaton w/ that tall fellow Thurston Moore.

Grandaddy “Summer…It’s Gone” Just Like The Fambly Cat
Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys “Summertime Is Past And Gone” 16 Gems
Dear Nora “On To September” The New Year E.P.
Clifford Brown And Sarah Vaughan “September Song” Brownie: The Complete EmArcy Recordings Of Clifford Brown
The Claudia Quintet “September 29th, 1936: Me Warn You” September

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Jesus Alone” Skeleton Tree
Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble “Sequence Shadows” Xenogenesis Suite
Zeal and Ardor “Devil Is Fine” Devil Is Fine
Ghost Wave “Blues Signal ’79” Radio Norfolk

Angel Olsen “Heart Shaped Face” MY WOMAN
Barbara Dane And Tammy Hall “My Brain” Throw It Away
The Julie Ruin “Let Me Go” Hit Reset
Elza Soares “Firmeza (feat. Rodrigo Campos)” The Woman at the End of the World
Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra “Pa Bat Kòw” Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra
Fire! Orchestra “Ritual Part 2” Ritual
Noura Mint Seymali “Na Sane” Arbina
Feels “Running’s Fun” Feels

Okkervil River “Okkervil River R.I.P.” Away
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends “Bird Song” Day of the Dead
The Devil’s Interval “The Cuckoo”

Anne-James Chaton / Andy Moor / Thurston Moore “Dull Jack” Heretics (UnSounds)


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¡DISCO ROTO! John Peel Birthday Salute

August 30, 2016
6:00 pm

Michele K-tel celebrates the birthday of legendary DJ John Peel with an array of BBC Radio 1 archives from ’82-2004 f/ unreleased sessions from New Order, The Fall, Broken Family Band, Hyper Kinako, Detroit Cobras and a record nerd “interview” w/ Jack White.

Gang of Four “Life, It’s a Shame” (John Peel Show 1982)
B-Team “What Is This?”
Eek-A-Mouse “For Hire & Removal”
New Order “Too Late” Peel Session (1982)

Prosthetic Cunt “Let the Probing Begin”
Detroit Cobras “Hot Dog” Peel Session (2004)
Harry Trevor “Jolly Good Luck to the Girl Who Loves A Soldier” (Big Pig’s 78″)
Hyper Kinako “Don’t Delete My Frog” Peel Session
Odd Nosdom “Track #3”

Allen Shaw “Moanin’ the Blues” Chrome Dreams Box
The Fall “Blindness” (the 24th Peel Session from the Fall) 8.4.2004
People Like Us “Ya Ich”
Gene Vincent “B. I. Bicky Bi, Bo Bo Boo”
Don Carter “B. I. Bicky Bi, Bo Bo Boo” (the original)

Gun Club “Preaching the Blues” Fire of Love
Sonic Subjunkies “Central Industrial The Lockdown”
Clapham & Dwyer “A Day’s Broadcasting” 1930s (Big Pig’s 78″)
Positive Black Soul “Boul Fale Remix” Rough Guide to African Rap – Rappers, Rebels & Ragamuffins
Graham Coxon “Freakin’ Out”
Scott Majestik “The Siren Song”
John Peel the “Why You?” Interview with Jack White – BBC Radio One (2004)
Blanche “Bluebird ” You Can’t Trust the Doctors
Jawbone “What’s Going On”
Loretta Lynn “Whispering Sea”

Shawnees “No One To Love Me” (the perfect song for Morrissey to cover)
*Story about how John Peel thinks Frank Zappa is “odious”*
Broken Family Band “Happy Days are Allegedly Here Again” Peel Session
Asobi Seksu “Sooner”
Nouvelle Vague “Teenage Kicks”

“It’s the ‘doodley doodley doodley doo’ part I like particularly.” – John Peel


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