Disco Roto


June 13, 2017
10:42 pm

Gotta Let This Hen Out Part III. Michele K-tel plays the odd hits, rarities and random mutterings of Mr. Robyn Hitchcock. Preceded (Part 1 & Part 2) by KrOB.

Robyn Hitchcock & John Paul Jones “Not Dark Yet” Talking Bob Dylan Blues 2005
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians “The President (Demo)” Element Of Light
Robyn Hitchcock “1974” A Star For Bram

Robyn Hitchcock “I Want To Tell You About What I Want (acoustic)” Sawyer Sessions
Robyn Hitchcock “Traveller’s Fare” I Often Dream Of Trains
Robyn Hitchcock “It’s A Mystic Trip” Black Snake Dîamond Röle
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 “Saturday Groovers” Goodnight Oslo
Robyn Hitchcock “Young People Scream” Gravy Deco

Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians “The Yip Song” Spectre – Robyn Hitchcock Explains The Songs On Respect
Robyn Hitchcock “Surgery” While Thatcher Mauled Britian
Robyn Hitchcock “A Day In The Life” Live Death
Robyn Hitchcock “She Reached For A Light” While Thatcher Mauled Britian
Robyn Hitchcock “Silver Dagger” Spinner Sessions 7.28.99
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians “I’m Only You” Fegmania!
Robyn Hitchcock “I Wanna Destroy You (acoustic)” Sawyer Sessions

Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians “Raymond Chandler Evening(Demo)” Element Of Light
Robyn Hitchcock “Visions of Johanna” Robyn Sings
Robyn Hitchcock “My Favourite Buildings” Spinner Sessions 7.28.99
Robyn Hitchcock on Captain Beefheart: My Favorite Things
Robyn Hitchock & Gary Lucas “China Pig” Beefheart Night at the Knit,” 4/9/08

Robyn Hitchcock “Flesh Number 1 (Beatle Dennis)” While Thatcher Mauled Britian
Robyn Hitchcock “I Watch The Cars No. 2” Black Snake Dîamond Röle
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians “Driving Aloud (Radio Storm)” (Alternate Vocals)
Robyn Hitchcock “Soul Love” Live @ Rough Trade East London 9 April 2013
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians “Airscape (Live)” Element Of Light
Robyn Hitchcock “One L” Luxor
Robyn Hitchcock “What You Is” Goodnight Oslo

Robyn Hitchcock “Be Here Now” Trolley Bus
Robyn Hitchcock “I Wanna Go Backwards” I Wanna Go Backwards Box
Robyn Hitchcock “Goodnight I Say” I Often Dream Of Trains In New York



¡DISCO ROTO! 4 Year Salute

June 6, 2017
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel salutes 4 years of ¡DISCO ROTO! on Radio Valencia w/ new psych-jazz sounds from The Heliocentrics, Walla Walla, WA women Chastity Belt, UK’s dreamy Vanishing Twin, a preview of this weekend’s Huichica Festival in Sonoma PLUS a tix giveaway to Robyn Hitchcock at the Chapel on Thursday 6/8.

Cool Ghouls “Days” Animal Races @ Huichica 6/10
Tom Brosseau “Today Is a Bright New Day” Grass Punks
Ought “Today More Than Any Other Day” More Than Any Other Day
Tim Darcy “Still Waking Up” Saturday Night @ The Hemlock 6/11

Heliocentrics “Time” A World of Masks
Robyn Hitchcock “Autumn Sunglasses” Robyn Hitchcock @ The Chapel 6/8
The Soft Boys “I Wanna Destroy You” Underwater Moonlight
Kelley Stoltz “Destroyer & Drones” In Triangle Time
Horace Silver “Filthy McNasty” Doin’ The Thing: The Horace Silver Quintet At The Village Gate

Do Make Say Think “As Far as the Eye Can See” Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Sam Amidon “Another Story Told” The Following Mountain
Aldous Harding “The World Is Looking For You” Party

Chastity Belt “Caught in a Lie” I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone
Scrawl “Standing Around” Nature Film
The Fall “All Leave Cancelled” Wise Ol’ Man EP
Heron Oblivion “Sudden Lament” Heron Oblivion @ Huichica 6/9
GospelbeacH “Strange Days” Another Summer of Love @ Huichica 6/10

Vanishing Twin “Million Dollar Mermaid” Dream By Numbers EP
Charles M. Bogert “Mating call of the Mexican Treefrog joined by the Mexican Burrowing Frog” Sounds of North American Frogs: The Biological Significance of Voice in Frogs
Man From Uranus “Alien Frogs” Alien Flowers
Laetitia Sadier “Reflectors” Find Me Finding You
Quantic “Que Me Duele?” Curao

Boogarins “Infinu (live from Levitation Vancouver 2016)” Desvio Onírico @ Huichica Festival 6/10


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May 23, 2017
8:00 pm

On this edition -> overdue newness from Canadians DO MAKE SAY THINK, UK folk artist This is the Kit + Micachu sings with Mount Kimbie. Read along as we listen to songs about books.

Shrimp Boat “Welcome To The Way It Is” Something Grand
Phil Cohran & Legacy “Theme” African Skies
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda “Om Shanti” The Ecstatic Music of…
Ogoya Nengo & the Dodo Women’s Group Rang’ala Arum New Recordings From Siaya County, Kenya
BBC “Ngozi” New Wave Dance Music From South Africa

Girlpool “Static Somewhere” Powerplant (@The Chapel
Sacred Paws “Ride” Strike A Match
Scrawl “Cold Hearted Snake” Bloodsucker
PJ Harvey “Snake” 4-Track Demos
St. Vincent “Rattlesnake” St. Vincent

Robyn Hitchcock “Virginia Woolf” Robyn Hitchcock
Guy Klucevsek “Clarissa (Mrs. Dalloway)” The Well-Tampered Accordion
Ryan Adams “Sylvia Plath” Gold
Morphine “Kerouac”
Modest Mouse “Bukowski” Good News For People Who Love Bad News
John Cale “Graham Greene (Live with orchestra)” Paris 1919
The Teardrop Explodes “Books” Piano
Killdozer “Lupus” Twelve Point Buck & Little Baby Buntin’

Big Walnuts Yonder “Ready to Pop!” Big Walnuts Yonder
Quantic & Nidia Gongora “Ojos Vicheros” Curao

Do Make Say Think “Horripilation” Stubborn Persistent Illusions
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan “The Blues You Sang” Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars
Aldous Harding “What If Birds Aren’t Singing They’re Screaming” Party
This Is The Kit “Moonshine Freeze” Moonshine Freeze

Mount Kimbie “Marilyn (feat. Micachu)”
Doc Watson “Look Down That Lonesome Road” The Doc Watson Family
Alasdair Roberts “The Downward Road” Pangs


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May 16, 2017
10:00 pm

On this edition: A salute to the man of GWENT (and many other musical projects) including (but not limited to) The Mekons, Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Waco Brothers, Skull Orchard, Three Johns, & the Jelly Bishops (!) All hail Mr. Jon Langford in honor of his upcoming career retrospective hit parade appearance @ the Makeout Room on 5/18. PT. 2 Lord Fang erupts with KrOB on Stimulus Regression Programming.

Jon Langford “Message from Gwent” City Skull Orchard
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard “Lil’ Ray of Light” Here Be Monsters
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard “Self Portrait” Old Devils
The Mekons “Skintrade” Existentialism
Jon Langford “Deep Sea Diver” Skull Orchard

Jon Langford “Nashville Radio/Death of Country Music” Gravestone EP
Jon Langford & Sally Timms “Watching The Horizon” Songs Of False Hope And High Values
Jon Langford “The Country Is Young” All the Fame of Lofty Deeds
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard “Drone Operator” Here Be Monsters
Jon Langford “Sentimental Marching Song” Skull Orchard
Jon Langford “Little Bit Of Help” Gold Brick
The Waco Brothers “Walking on Hell’s Roof Looking at the Flowers” Electric Waco Chair

Jon Langford “Tubby Brothers” Skull Orchard
Richard Buckner & Jon Langford “Torn Apart” Sir Dark Invader vs. The Fanglord
The Pine Valley Cosmonauts “Sweet Kind of Love” Salute the Majesty of Bob Wills
Jon Langford “When I Get Home I’m Gonna Be Satisfied” Face A Frowning World: An E.C. Ball Memorial Album
Waco Brothers “Big River” Cowboy In Flames
KatJonBand “Crackheads” Beware KatJonBand
The Three Johns “English White Boy Engineer” Live In Chicago

Kevin Coyne w/ Jon Langford & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts “Money Like Water” One Day In Chicago
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard “Getting Used to Uselessness” Old Devils
Jon Langford’s Men of Gwent “Rebecca Been in a Riot” The Legend of Ll
Jon Langford’s Men of Gwent “Ballad of Soloman Jones” The Legend of Ll

The Killer Shrews “We Know Your Secrets” Jon Langford, Gary Lucas, Tony Maimone
Jon Langford “Last Fair Deal Gone Down” Dear New Orleans
Jon Langford & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts “Trouble in Mind” All the Fame of Lofty Deeds
Jelly Bishops “Crushed Armadillo” Kings of Barstool Mountain

Jon Langford & His Sadies With The Burlington Welsh Male Chorus “Are You An Entertainer? (Live)” With A Bow: A Benefit For Disaster Relief In Japan




May 9, 2017
8:00 pm

On this edition, Michele K-tel digs into the New! from Argentinian indietronica musician (and comedienne) Juana Molina, saxophonist Colin Stetson, L.A. lady duo Girlpool, and a record store day 7″ from NZ’s The Chills that ends up launching a rocketship.

Juana Molina “Sin dones” Halo
Colin Stetson “All This I Do For Glory” All This I Do For Glory
Julia Holter “So Lillies” In The Same Room’ (Recoded live at RAK)

The Chills “Rocket Science” Record Store Day 7″
Sun Ra & His Outer Space Arkestra “Rocket #9” Singles
Sun Ra Arkestra “On Jupiter / Cosmo Drama (Prophetika 1)” Singles
Television “The Rocket” Television
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion “Rocketship” Now I Got Worry
The Unicorns “Rocket Ship” (Daniel Johnston cover)
Hauschka Rocket Man (Traffic) Versions Of The Prepared Piano
David Kilgour “Rocket” Frozen Orange
Nadia Reid “Reach My Destination” Preservation
Fazerdaze “Last to Sleep” Morningside

Phil Cohran & Legacy “The Dogon” African Skies
Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force “Jigeen” Yermande
Rang’ala “Ohangla I” New Recordings From Siaya County, Kenya
Sacred Paws “Empty Body” Strike A Match
Sleaford Mods “I Feel So Wrong” English Tapas
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins “There’s Something Wrong With You” Cow Fingers And Mosquito Pie
Betty Wright & the Roots “So Long, So Wrong” Betty Wright: The Movie

Girlpool “It Gets More Blue” Powerplant
Eleanor Friedberger “Your Word” 12/2/2015 acoustic – Paste Studios, NYC
Saltland “Magnolia” A Common Truth
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Distant Sky” Skeleton Tree
Chris KNOX Thokei Tapes “Get A Life” KnoxTraxFine

Robyn Hitchcock “I Pray When I’m Drunk” Robyn Hitchcock
ANOHNI “Jesus Will Kill You” Paradise [EP]
The Soul Stirrers Featuring R. H. Harris “Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb” Shine On Me
Sonny Treadway “Jesus Will Fix It For You” Sacred Steele




May 2, 2017
8:00 pm

On this edition DJ Michele K-tel spins new Sam Amidon, ICP Orchestra, Ray Davies, Thurston Moore + re-issued rock steady.

Thurston Moore “Turn On” Rock n Roll Consciousness
Sleater-Kinney “Turn It On” Dig Me Out
The Halo Benders “Turn It My Way” The Rebels Not In
Eddy Current Suppression Ring “Turn Your Page”

Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force “Lamb Ji” Yermande
Colin Stetson “Between Water and Wind” All This I Do For Glory
Grandaddy “This is the Part” (RIP Kevin Garcia) Last Place

Sacred Paws “Getting Old” Strike A Match
Eleventh Dream Day “All In All” A Song A Day Subscription
Nadia Reid “The Way It Goes” Preservation
The Techniques “What Am I to Do?” Winston Riley’s Rock Steady & Early Reggae 1968-1969
Ondatrópica “Malaria” Baile Bucanero
ICP Orchestra “Samba Zombie” Restless In Pieces

Ray Davies “The Great Highway” Americana
Allison Crutchfield “I Don’t Ever Wanna Leave California” Tourist in This Town
Richard Conway-Jones “California It’s My Scene” The Best Of Richard Conway-Jones
Yo La Tengo “Move To California” Fade Deluxe Bonus Disc

Sam Amidon “Juma Mountain” The Following Mountain
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan Samant Saarang “Just A Bloke” Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars
Han Bennink Trio “My Melancholy Baby” Adelante
Nels Cline & Yuka Honda (Fig) “We Were Made For This” 2010-05-15
Duke Ellington Clouds In My Heart The Duke’s Men: Small Groups Volume I
Clarinet Thing – Ben Goldberg’s arrangement of Duke Ellington’s “Creole Love Call”
The Mountain Goats “Duke Ellington” Protein Source Of The Future…Now!

Trembling Bells Featuring Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy “I Made A Date (With An Open Vein)”


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April 25, 2017
8:00 pm

On this edition Michele K-tel spins NZ newness from Nadia Reid and Fazerdaze, Indian-celtic-folk-jazz-fusion (!) from Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, the debut LP from London-to-Glasgow duo Sacred Paws, PLUS re-mastered re-issued Ethio-Jazz from Mulatu Astatke.

The Hombres “Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)” Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, Vol. 3
Link Wray & The Wraymen “Hang On” Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray (’65)
Betty Davis “Hangin’ Out” The Columbia Years 1968-1969
The Stranglers “Hanging Around” Rattus Norvegicus (’77)
Railroad Jerk “Hanging Around” Raise The Plow

Fazerdaze “Lucky Girl” Morningside
Television Personalities “You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are” Closer To God
Nadia Reid “Right On Time” Preservation
NE-HI “Don’t Wanna Know You” Offers
The Bats “Busy” The Deep Set

Half Japanese “On The Right Track” Hear The Lions Roar
Han Bennink Trio “Supertyphoon” Adelante
Richard Conway-Jones “I Got Sunshine” The Best Of Richard Conway-Jones
Robyn Hitchcock “Time Coast” Robyn Hitchcock
Broken Social Scene “Halfway Home”

4/26 @ The Chapel
The Long Ryders “Still Get By” The Long Ryders Anthology: Looking for Lewis and Clark
Translator “Lost” Sometimes People Forget

Wire “Playing Harp for the Fishes” Silver / Lead
Sleaford Mods “Dull” English Tapas
Saltland “Light Of Mercy” A Common Truth
Yorkston/Thorne/Khan “False True Piya” Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars
Julie Byrne Follow My Voice Not Even Happiness
Mount Eerie “Toothbrush / Trash” A Crow Looked at Me
ANOHNI “She Doesn’t Mourn Her Loss” Paradise [EP]

Mulatu Astatke “Mulatu” Mulatu Of Ethiopia
Fatou Seidi Ghali & Alamnou Akrouni “Inigradan” Les Filles de Illighadad
Sacred Paws “Everyday” Strike A Match
75 Dollar Bill “I’m not trying to wake up” WOOD/METAL/PLASTIC/PATTERN/RHYTHM/ROCK




April 4, 2017
8:00 pm

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, 2017
8:00 pm

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, 2017
8:00 pm

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


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