Disco Roto

¡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”




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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