Disco Roto


September 12, 2017
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel salutes experimental rock icon and Can co-founder Holger Czukay, who left us (at age 79) with a multitude of innovative sounds and glorious Halleluwahs.

Holger Czukay “I Get Weird Dreams” Radio Wave Surfer
Holger Czukay “Cool In The Pool” Movie
Can (presented by Holger Czukay)
Can “I Want More” live on Top of the Pops 1976
Can “Red Hot Indians” Landed

Holger Czukay, Jah Wobble, Jaki Liebezeit “Where’s the money” Full Circle 1981
Holger Czukay “Photo Song” Der Osten Ist Rot
CAN “Moonshake” Future Days
Holger Czukay “Sudetenland” Rome Remains Rome
Can “Vitamin C” Ege Bamyasi
Holger Czukay “Good Morning Story” Good Morning Story (1999)
Holger Czukay “Perfect World” Rome Remains Rome

Can “Spoon” Ege Bamyasi
Krautrock: Holger Czukay’s Take
Holger Czukay “All Night Long” Moving Pictures
Holger Czukay “Floatspace” Moving Pictures
Can “One More Night” Ege Bamyasi

Holger Czukay “Music is a Miracle” (songs from “On the Way to the Peak of Normal”
Can “Yoo Doo Right” Monster Movie (1969)



¡DISCO ROTO! Keeps It Peel

August 29, 2017
8:00 pm

#KeepingItPeel as Michele K-tel celebrates the 8/30 birthday of her DJ hero John Peel with a broadcast of a vintage 1982 BBC Peel programme featuring sessions from Animal Magic & Tears for Fears.

John Peel Show Radio 1 – 9.22.82

Serious Drinking “He’s An Angry Bastard”
The Dainties “Roll On Summertime”
Jah Woosh “Don’t Fight” Sing & Chant With Jah Woosh
Animal Magic “Busta Bulla Weigho” (Peel Session 1982)
Willie Hutch “Your Love Has Made Me A Man” For Dancer’s Only”
OK Jive “Magic Man” Life at the Blue Chonjo Sky Day & Night Club
The Cocteau Twins “Feathers-Oar-Blades” Lullabies
Tears for Fears “Suffer the Children” (Peel Session 1982)
Laurel & Hardy “You’re Nicked”
Anne Clark “Swimming/An Ordinary Life” The Sitting Room
Wham! “Young Guns (Go For It)” Fantastic
Musica Del Palo de Mayo Costa Atlantica de Nicaragua
Animal Magic “Honesty” (Peel Session 1982)
Tears for Fears “Ideas As Opiates” (Peel Session 1982)
Undivided Roots “Live Up” Well Crucial
The Better Beatles “Penny Lane” 7″
Pink Industry “Enjoy the Pain”
Animal Magic “Love Subversion” (Peel Session 1982)
Sinatras “Sweat”
Tears for Fears “The Prisoner” (Peel Session 1982)
Jal Fender & Prince Busters All Stars “Holly Version” 7″
Serious Drinking “Love on the Terraces”
The Beat “Ackee 123” Special Beat Service
Pere Ubu “My Hat” Song of the Bailing Man
Animal Magic “Slim Jim from the Bone Yard” (Peel Session 1982)
Cocteau Twins “Alas Dies Laughing” Lullabies
Pat Kelly “Try to Remember
The Raincoats “No One’s Little Girl”
Tears For Fears “The Hurting” (Peel Session 1982)
100 Flowers “Salmonella (Happy Squid)”
The Psychedelic Furs “Run & Run”
The Beat “She’s Going” Special Beat Service


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August 22, 2017
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel plays the new super DISCO ROTO hits from Ohio’s favorite grump David Thomas and his band PERE UBU, SF wunder kid Kelley Stoltz, the return of Thee Oh Sees (!), melancholy MC Ghostpoet PLUS the laughter of Jad Fair, the Tenniscoats & Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake.

Jad Fair, Tenniscoats & Norman Blake “Neighborhood Association” Raindrops
Bonnie Prince Billy w/ The Roots of Music “The Curse” Fanatic Voyage
Jon Langford & Sally Timms “Dark Sun” Songs Of False Hope And High Values
Ground-Zero “Eclipse” Ground Zero
Colleen “Eclipse” Captain of None
CAN “When Darkness Comes” The Lost Tapes
Mind Over Mirrors “Sky Colorer” Our First 100 Days

NEW! Pere Ubu “Monkey Bizness” 20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo
The Yardbirds “Ha Ha Said The Clown” The Yardbirds Ultimate!
Syd Barrett “Clowns & Jugglers (Take 1)” Opel
Thee Oh Sees “The Static God” Orc
Human People “Mood Swings” The Le Sigh Vol. III
James Elkington “Too Much On My Mind” Aquarium Drunkard: Lagniappe Sessions

Downtown Boys “Lips That Bite” Cost of Living
Boyscout Thriller “b i g m o o d” The Le Sigh Vol. III

NEW! Kelley Stoltz “Tranquilo” Que Aura
Meridian Brothers “¿Dónde Estás María?”
El Búho “Pasale” Chinampa EP
Lydia Mendoza “Ojitos Verdes” La Gloria De Texas (Chulas Fronteras Doc @ The Roxie 8/26)
Ghostpoet “Immigrant Boogie” DARK DAYS + CANAPÉS
Emptyset “Body” Borders
Deerhoof “Your Dystopic Creation Doesn’t Fear You (ft. Awkwafina)” Mountain Moves

Godspeed You! Black Emperor “Rockets fall on Rocket Falls” Yanqui U.X.O. (uh, new to digital)
Suicide “Rocket USA” Suicide
Television “The Rocket” Television
Tackhead “Ticking Time Bomb” Friendly As A Hand Grenade




August 15, 2017
8:00 pm

In advance of his sold-out visit to the East Bay, Michele K-tel takes a detour w/ legendary Ethio-jazz arranger Mulatu Astatke, gives away tix to Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble show 8/20 @ The Chapel PLUS new music from Downtown Boys, The Fall and Bogata’s Meridian Brothers.

Meridian Brothers “Estaré Alegre, No Estaré Triste” ¿Dónde Estás María?
Rodrigo Gallardo & Nicola Cruz “Maria Sabina ft. Huaira (Nicola Cruz Remix)” El Origen
Dion Lunadon “Howl” Dion Lunadon
Junip “Howl”Fields
Howlin’ Wolf “Howlin’ Blues” Smokestack Lightning /The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960

Girl Ray “Stupid Things” Earl Grey
Laetitia Sadier “The Woman With The Invisible Necklace” Find Me Finding You @ The Chapel 8/20
Stereolab “Daisy Click Clack” Chemical Chords

Downtown Boys “A Wall” Cost of Living
A Tribe Called Quest “Solid Wall of Sound” We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
Anita O’Day “The Walls Keep Talking” The Big Band Years
Go-Betweens “Poison In The Wall” Bright Yellow Bright Orange

The Fall “Brillo De Facto” New Facts Emerge
Nice Try “Restart” The Le Sigh Vol. III
Emptyset “Dissolve” Borders
LEAN LEFT “Margo Inferior” l forgot to breathe
Daddy Issues “Bad” The Le Sigh Vol. III
Johnny Thunder “I’m Alive” Flower Bomb Songs

Mulatu Astatke “Yègellé Tezeta” New York – Addis – London: The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975
Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics “Chik Chikka” Inspiration Information
Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience “Yekatit” Cradle of Humanity (2016)
Mulatu Astatke “Hager fiker” Sketches of Ethiopia (2013)

Mulatu Astatke “Chifara” Mulatu of Ethiopia (1972).
Mulatu Astatke “Mulatu’s Mood” Steps Ahead (2010)
Mulatu Astatke “Gubelye” Ethiopiques, Vol. 10: Ethiopian Blues & Ballads
Girma Bèyènè, Mulatu Astatke “Yebekagnale” Ethiopiques Box 7” Buda Musique

Mulatu Astatke “Soul Power” Racubah (A Collection of Modern Afro Rhythms)



¡DISCO ROTO! Troubles

August 8, 2017
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel plays new DEERHOOF, the 32nd release from that cranky fellow Mark E. Smith and The Fall, UK trio Girl Ray, advice from Circuit De Yeux on where to put your head, Boredoms connected quartet SAICOBAB (translation: Most Ancient Baby) + all those troubles…

John Cale “Mercenaries” Sabotage/Live
June Tabor “Rumours Of War” Angel Tiger
Car Seat Headrest “War Is Coming (If You Want It)” [March Mix]
Pere Ubu “Laughing” Modern Dance
Deerhoof “Come Down Here and Say That (ft. Lætitia Sadier)” Mountain Moves
Laetitia Sadier “Deep Background” Find Me Finding You @ The Chapel 8/20

Girl Ray “Trouble [Bonus Track]” Earl Grey
Christopher Owens “My Troubled Heart” A New Testament
The Dixie Hummingbirds “Too Many Troubles” Diamond Jubilation: 75th Anniversary
Timber Timbre “Trouble Comes Knocking” Timber Timbre
Howlin’ Wolf “My Troubles And Me” Memphis Days: The Definitive Edition, Vol. 1
The Roches “The Troubles” The Roches
Holly Golightly “Trouble in Mind” All Her Fault
Sam Amidon “Trouble in Mind” The Following Mountain

The Fall “Second House Now” New Facts Emerge
Kitten Forever “Afterlife” The Le Sigh Vol. III
Daniel Sandié “Defoule 3e Age” Ote Maloya
Forro in the Dark “Ou Sim” Sandcastle

Four Tet “Planet” Morning/Evening
Sun Ra And His Myth-Science Arkestra “Angels And Demons At Play” Marshall Allen presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra: In The Orbit Of Ra
JUSTIN WALTER “It’s Not What You Think” Unseen Forces
Circuit des Yeux “Paper Bag” Reaching For Indigo

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan “Halleluwah” Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars


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¡DISCO ROTO! Travels the Spaceways

August 1, 2017
8:00 pm

Travel the Spaceways with Michele K-tel as she brings the sounds of the Sun Ra Arkestra to DISCO ROTO in advance of their landing @ SFJAZZ (8/3-8/6).

Sun Ra And His Year 2000 Myth Science Arkestra “Frisco Fog” Live In London (1990)
Sun Ra & His Arkestra “Along Came Ra” The Lost Arkestra Series
Yochanan With Sun Ra & His Arkestra “The Sun Man Speaks[Alt Take]” The Singles
Sun Ra “Enlightenment” The Orbit of Ra (Strut)
Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra “Call For All Demons” Singles

Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra “Rocket Number Nine Take Off For The Planet Venus” Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth/Interstellar Low Ways
The Sun Ra Arkestra “Outer Spaceways Incorporated” Space Is The Place
Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra “I Am Strange” Singles
Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Orchestra “Somebody Else’s World” My Brother The Wind Vol. II
Sun Ra & His Arkestra “Love In Outer Space” Singles

Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra “The Lady With The Golden Stockings”
Marshall Allen presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra: In The Orbit Of Ra
Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra “Space Aura” Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth/Interstellar Low Ways
Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra “Planet Earth” Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth/Interstellar Low Ways
Sun Ra and his Astro Infinity Arkestra “Back In Our Own Backyard” Sound Sun Pleasure!

Sun Ra Arkestra LIVE @ Pitchfork Music Festival 2016
Le Sun Ra & His Arkestra “Saturn” Singles
Spaceways INC “We Travel the Spaceways” Thirteen Cosmic Standards By Sun Ra & Funkadelic
Sun Ra “Space Is The Place (Live In France)” To Those Of Earth… And Other Worlds
Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra “Neptune” (1973)
Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity Orchestra “Journey To The Stars” My Brother The Wind vol. II
Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra “It’s After The End Of The World” Space Is The Place

Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra “Interplanetary Music” Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth/Interstellar Low Ways
Sun Ra & The Nu Sounds “Spaceship Lullaby” Singles
Sun Ra “Hour Of Parting” Sound Sun Pleasure!
Sun Ra Arkestra “Nuclear War” Singles


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¡DISCO ROTO! Tout Le Sighs

July 25, 2017
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel is back with new music from French electronic loops & pedals composer Colleen, lovable weirdo Avery Tare, Columbian dub+poetry project El Leopardo, mid-70’s Maloyan sounds from a volcanic island in the Indian Ocean + the first song escapes from The Le Sigh Vol. III on Father/Daughter Records.

Bill Orcutt “Star Spangled Banner” Bill Orcutt
75 Dollar Bill “I’m not trying to wake up” WOOD/METAL/PLASTIC/PATTERN/RHYTHM/ROCK (Glitterbeat)

Colleen “Separating” A flame my love, a frequency (Thrill Jockey)
Vanishing Twin “Oblique Smile” Dream By Numbers EP
Boogarins “Lá Vem a Morte, Pt. 3” Lá Vem a Morte
Laetitia Sadier “Committed” Find Me Finding You @ The Chapel on 8/20 Sunday
Michou “Maloya Ton Tisane” Ote Maloya

El Leopardo “El Leopardo” (Glitterbeat)
Kasai Allstars “Quick As White (Ramzi Remix)” Félicité Remixes
Fatou Seidi Ghali & Alamnou Akrouni “Telilit” Les Filles de Illighadad
Mdou Moctar “J’ai Pas Le Choix” Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) @ The Starline Social Club in Oakland on 9/9.

Avey Tare “Jackson 5” Eucalyptus
Jackson 5 “Get It Together” The Ultimate Collection: Jackson 5
Beastie Boys “Get It Together (Buck-Wild Remix)” Ill Communication
Madlib “Get It Right” Beat Konducta, Vol. 3-4: Beat Konducta In India
Holger Czukay “Get It Sweet” Radio Wave Surfer
jaimie branch “theme 001” Fly or Die

Cadet Kelly “Hot Model Lehigh” The Le Sigh Vol. III
Chastity Belt “5am” I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone 8/1 @ Great American Music Hall
First Aid Kit “You are the Problem Here” International Womens Day Single 2017

Paula Frazer and Tarnation “Like a River What Is and Was
The Gaylettes Silent River Runs Deep Roots of Reggae: Rock Steady
The Saints “River Deep Mountain High (Live At The Hope And Anchor, London)” All Times Through Paradise


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July 18, 2017
8:00 pm

On this edition, Michele K-tel brings the usual mixed bag of NEW Brazilian psych rock from Boogarins, the return of Paula Frazer & Tarnation, wall-of-noise Scots Mogwai + a tip of the hat to interstellar AACM trumpet/frankiphone player + early Sun Ra Arkestra member Kelan Philip Cohran, who left this planet in June after celebrating his 90th birthday.

Mogwai “Party In The Dark” Every Country’s Sun
Jay Som “Turn The Other Cheek” Our First 100 Days
Ex Eye “Xenolith; The Anvil” Ex Eye

Paula Frazer and Tarnation “North Wind” What Is and Was
Marisa Anderson “Waltz of Shadows” Into the Light
Amy Denio “Whimsy for GK” Spoot Music
Guy Klucevsek f/ Todd Reynolds “Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy” Guy Klucevsek: Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy

Timber Timbre “Sincerely, Future Pollution”
Boogarins “Polução Noturna” Lá Vem a Morte
Pieces Of Peace “Pollution” Pieces of Peace
Sam Amidon “Correspondence” Our First 100 Days
Lou Reed “Magician” Magic and Loss
Bill Orcutt “The World Without Me” Bill Orcutt @ the Lab 7/23 w/ 75 Dollar Bill!
75 Dollar Bill “Hollis” Wooden Bag

Antonette Goroch “Night Concerns” Songs From Bologna Sono Americana Tour @ the Lost Church 7/22
Waxahatchee “8 Ball (Demo)” Out in the Storm
Devon Sproule “Drawing Circles” The Gold String
Mountain Man “Loon Song” Made The Harbor
The Unthanks “The First Day” Diversions, Vol. 4: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake

Philip Cohran & the Artistic Heritage Ensemble “New Frankiphone Blues” On The Beach (1968)
Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble “Spin” Kelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Philip Cohran And The Artistic Heritage Ensemble “Loud Mouth” The Zulu 45s Collection




July 11, 2017
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel presents a DISCO ROTO REPORT on June’s Eaux Claires #TROIX fest in the Midwest with the amazing @blobtower & friendz.

Quindar “Honesuckle This Is Houston” Hip Mobility
Sam Amidon “Trouble in Mind” Any Mountain
Sylvan Esso “Kick Jump Twist” What Now
Mountain Man live @ EAUX CLAIRES 2017

John Prine “Some Humans Ain’t Human” Fair & Square
Justin Vernon “Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone” Live @ Eaux Claires
Justin Vernon “That’s The Way That The World Goes ‘Round”
Lambchop “Six O’Clock News” Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine
John Prine & Iris Dement “In Spite of Ourselves”

This Is The Kit “Riddled with Ticks” Moonshine Freeze
Collections Of Colonies Of Bees “Vorms” Giving
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Liquid Music: Poliça and s-t-ar-g-a-z-e: “How Is This Happening? Music for The Long Emergency
Anais Mitchell “Why We Build the Wall” Xoa
Wilco “Normal American Kids” A Take Away Show La Blogothèque
Jeff Tweedy “Laminated Cat Together At Last

Eli & Mark E. Smith 21 Again Collaborations
Mouse On Mars & Laetitia Sadier “My Toe Is on Fire” 21 Again Collaborations
Mouse On Mars “Distroia” Niun Niggung
Spank Rock “Gully”
Danny Brown “Downward Spiral” Atrocity Exhibition

Julieta Venegas “Una Respuesta” Algo Sucede
Happy Apple “Lefse Los Cubanos” Back On Top
Midnight Express “Saturday Night Grand Entry”

Feist “Get Not High, Get Not Low” Pleasure




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