Disco Roto


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



¡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