Disco Roto


December 5, 2017
8:00 pm

On this edition, Michele K-tel (sad about the cancelled Pere Ubu shows in the Bay Area) sends audio get well wishes to that glorious grump David Thomas by playing all related Ubu Projex. 

Pere Ubu “Funk 49” 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo
Pere Ubu “Life Stinks” The Modern Dance
Pere Ubu “Heaven” Datapanik in the Year Zero: 1975-1977
Pere Ubu “Bus Called Happiness” Cloudland
David Thomas & The Pedestrians “Enthusiastic” More Places Forever
Pere Ubu “Not Happy” Warning Bells Are Ringing

Pere Ubu “Walking Again” 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo
David Thomas & Two Pale Boys “Planet Of Fools” Erehwon
Pere Ubu “Street Waves” The Modern Dance
Pere Ubu “Ubu Dance Party” One Man Drives While The Other Man Screams: Live, Volume Two: Pere Ubu On Tour
Pere Ubu “Visions of the Moon” Carnival of Souls

David Thomas & Loudon Wainwright “What Happened to Me” Night Music (1989)
David Thomas “What Do We Do With A Drunken Sailor” Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Song And Chanteys
Pere Ubu “March Of Greed” Long Live Père Ubu!

Pere Ubu “Non-alignment Pact” The Modern Dance

Pere Ubu “Birdies” Datapanik in the Year Zero 1980_1982
David Thomas & The Pedestrians “The Birds Are A Good Idea” The Sound Of The Sand And Other Songs Of The Pedestrian
David Thomas & The Pedestrians “Bird Town” Variations On A Theme
Pere Ubu “Why Go it Alone?” Cloudland
Pere Ubu “Misery Goats” One Man Drives While The Other Man Screams: Live, Volume Two: Pere Ubu On Tour
Pere Ubu “Small Was Fast” New Picnic Time

Rocket from the Tombs “Final Solution” Life Stinks!
Rocket From the Tombs “So Cold” Live In San Francisco
Pere Ubu “Love Love Love” Cloudland
David Thomas & The Pedestrians “Happy To See You” The Sound Of The Sand And Other Songs Of The Pedestrian

David Thomas & the Wooden Birds “When Love is Uneven” Blame the Messenger

Pere Ubu “Cold Sweat” 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo
Pere Ubu “Irene'” Carnival of Souls




November 28, 2017
8:00 pm

On this edition Michele K-tel spins 🎶 from the 💯 Castle Face Records release + new musical magic from BJORK, the DEATHLESS duo of IBEYI, Spanish psychedelia, Portland’s Ghost Funk Orchestra + yet another TY SEGALL single as we count down the days of the week on DISCO ROTO.

Ty Segall “The Main Pretender”
Mohama Saz “Negro es el Poder” Negro es el Poder
Django Django “In Your Beat” Marble Skies
Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra “JT Space Cumbia” Techstar

Pere Ubu “Plan from Frag 9” 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo
Ghost Funk Orchestra “Evil Minds” Something Evil
Blind James Campbell “My Gal Got Evil” JC And His Nashville Street Band
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians “Evil Guy” Luminous Groove: Bad Case of History
The Pop Group “She Is Beyond Good And Evil” Y (Remastered & expanded)
Irreversible Entanglements “Enough” Irreversible Entanglements

OCS “Memory of a Cut Off Head” Memory of a Cut Off Head
FAN “Fire” 7″
Ogoya Nengo & the DODO Women’s Group “On Monday” On Mande
Girl Ray “Monday Tuesday” Earl Grey
The Cannanes “No Visitors On Wednesday” Caveat Emptor
Charles Mingus “Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting” Very Best Of Charles Mingus
Count Basie “Thursday” Complete Decca Recordings
Ivor Cutler “Thursday” A Wet Handle
Marine Girls “Fridays” Lazy Ways/Beach Party

Ohmme “Furniture” Audiotree Live
Circuit des Yeux “A Story of This World Part II” Reaching For Indigo
Bjork “Sue Me” Utopia
Fovea Hex “Chained” The Salt Garden 2
Amy Denio “Rx For the Afterlife” The Big Embrace

Ibeyi (feat. Kamasi Washington) “Deathless” Ash
Mr. Lif & Brass Menazeri “Breathe Deep” Resilient


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¡DISCO ROTO! Gratitude

November 21, 2017
8:00 pm

Gather round as Michele K-tel serves up a heaping helping of DISCO ROTO style Thanksgiving songs on #Gratitude — so give THANKS & pass the yams (until the dysfunctional family set kicks in).

Scrabbel “Thank You for Being a Friend” Bea Arthur
Amy Denio “Thanksgiving” The Big Embrace
Frank Zappa “Food Gathering In Post-Industrial America, 1992” The Yellow Shark
William S. Burroughs “A Thanksgiving Prayer” Dead City Radio
Magazine “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)” Peel Sessions
Yo La Tengo “Be Thankful For What You Got” I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
Jackie Mittoo “Be Thankful” Jackie Mittoo Now

Chicago Underground Duo “Gratitude” 12 Degress Of Freedom
Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra “I’m Thankful”
Lambchop “For Which We Are Truly Thankful” How I Quit Smoking
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends “Thanks A Lot” Virginian
Dengue Fever “Thanks-A-Lot” Dengue Fever

Bing Crosby “I’ve Got Plenty to Be Thankful For” The Best of Bing Crosby – the Old Groaner
Jad Fair, Tenniscoats and Norman Blake “Thank You” Raindrops
Fairport Convention “Now Be Thankful (Mono Version)” 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection
Bettye LaVette “Thankful N’ Thoughtful” Thankful N’ Thoughtful
Anita O’Day “Thanks For The Boogie Ride” The Big Band Years

Willie Nelson “Shall We Gather” Original Album Classics
Bill Monroe & Doc Watson “Have A Feast Here Tonight (Rabbit In A Log)” Off The Record, Vol. 2: Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980
The Congos “At The Feast” Heart Of The Congos
Polska Orkiesta Pod Bialem Orlem “Okreznym (Holiday Feast)” Historic Polish-American Recordings
King Kong “Foolish Turkey” Old Man On The Bridge

Randy Weston “The Gathering” Saga
The Kinks “See My Friends” The Singles Collection
For Stars “We Be Friends” for Stars
Smog “My Family” Burning Kingdom
Pale Nudes “Family” Wise To The Heat
David Ivar Herman Düne “Song For The Family” Ya Ya
The Raincoats “Family Treet” Odyshape
Mount Eerie “Thanksgiving” Song Islands Vol. 2

Michael Rose “Natty Feast” Big Sound Frontline


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November 7, 2017
8:00 pm

On this edition: join Michele K-tel w/ Meric Long’s solo project FAN, Mr LIF meets BRASS MENAZARI, the new EP from Poirier, win tix to the Kelley Stoltz “Que Aura” album release show on 11/9 plus the sound of the Peruvian Andes. Don’t be afraid, it’s DISCO ROTO.

Irreversible Entanglements “Fireworks” Irreversible Entanglements
Msafiri Zawose “Chibitenyi” Uhamiaji
The Liberation Music Collective “An Afterlife For Berta Cceres” Rebel Portraiture

FAN “Disappear” Fire b/w Disappear 7″
The Teardrop Explodes “You Disappear From View” Everybody Wants To Shag…
Scrawl “Disappear Without A Trace” Velvet Hammer
The Triffids “Just Might Fade Away” In The Pines
Grizzly Bear “Disappearing Act (Ariel Pink Remix)” Horn Of Plenty (The Remixes)

Kelley Stoltz “For You” Que Aura @ the Chapel on 11/9
Moor Mother “Parallel Nightmares” Fetish Bones
Pere Ubu “Howl” 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo
Captain Beefheart “Evil Is Going On (1966 Live)” Grow Fins [Rarities 1965-1982]
Howlin’ Wolf “I’m Not Joking” Ain’t Gonna Be Your Dog
King Ayisoba “Don’t Joke To Your Father” Africa
Slouching Stars “Laugh at All My Jokes” Sad Moon Eyes
The Upsetters “No Joke” Upsetters A Go Go

Mr. Lif & Brass Menazeri “Doppio Macchiato” Resilient
The Fall “Couples vs Jobless Mid 30s” New Facts Emerge
Jad Fair, Tenniscoats and Norman Blake “I Have A Plan” Raindrops
Shout Out Louds “Oh Oh” Ease My Mind @ Great American 11/15 WEDNESDAY
Healing Gems “Emerald Village”

Poirier “Sowia ft. Samito” Be Alright EP
Los Demonios del Mantaro “La Chichera” Andina: The Sound Of The Peruvian Andes (1968-1978)




October 31, 2017
10:00 pm

That demon DJ Michele K-tel welcomes Dr. Frankenstad & DJ Luttina to her Haunted House of musical horrors #monsters #ghosts #zombies on this Halloween edition of DISCO ROTO.

Hans Reichel “My Haunted House” Yuxo
Betty Grable “Haunted House”
The Moontrekkers “Night Of The Vampire” It’s Hard To Believe It: The Amazing World Of Joe Meek
Frankie & The Witch Fingers “Sinister Position Brain Telephone
The Cramps “What’s Behind The Mask?” Songs The Lord Taught Us
John Cooper Clarke “The Face Behind The Scream” Zip Style Method
The Bug “Nightmare Messenger” Tapping The Conversation
Big Black “Strange Things” Atomizer
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein “Stranger Things (Extended) Stranger Things, Vol. 2

The Ghastly Ones “Spookmaster” A-Haunting We Will Go-Go
Daniel Johnston “Casper the Friendly Ghost”
The Melomen & Paul Frees & Betty Taylor & Bill Lee & Thurl Ravenscroft “Grim Grinning Ghosts”
Andy Fairley “Ghost” System Vertigo
Girl Ray “Ghosty” Earl Grey
Jon Rose “Hole-In-One Nightmare” Brain Weather
Spike Jones “Monster Movie Ball”
Suicide “Creature Feature” The Second Album + The First Rehearsal Tapes
The Mae Shi “Vampire Beats” Terrorbird
Martín Perna “Vampires (Bonus Track)” Dear New Orleans

Superchunk “Horror Business [Misfits]” Halloween 2010 Web Exclusive
Ghostpoet “Freakshow” Dark Days + Canapés
Cool Ghouls “Creature That I Am” Creature That I Am / See You Around
Jack Turner “Nightmare” 30’s & 40’s Era Halloween, Vol. 1
Bob Drake “The Wig Screamed Murder” The Skull Mailbox
Yo La Tengo “Demons” Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo
Robyn Hitchcock “Demons And Fiends” Spooked

Jessie Mae Hemphill “Black Cat Bone” She-Wolf
Laika “Black Cat Bone” Good Looking Blues
The Spiders “Witchcraft” The Genius Of Dave Bartholomew
Psychic Ills “Witchcraft” Breaker Dins
Kip Tyler “She’s My Witch” Ooh Yeah Baby
Jauniaux, Catherine & Ikue Mori “Witches brew” Vibraslaps

Spooky Guest DJ SET from Lutinna:

Dick Jacobs and His Orchestra “Theme from the Incredible Shrinking Man”
Lambert Hendrix & Ross “Halloween Spooks”
The Cramps “I Was A Teenage Werewolf”
The Kinks “Wicked Annabella”Village Green Preservation Society
Lord Luther & the Kingsmen “I Was a Teenage Creature”

Spoek Mathambo, Cerebral Cortex + Frown “Zombie” Red Hot + Fela
Meridian Brothers “Él No Está Muerto” ¿Dónde Estás María?




October 24, 2017
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel celebrates the legacy of DJ John Peel on the anniversary eve of his death 10.25.04 w/ an archived ” hour & three quarters of noise” favorite records & remembrances as hosted by Radio 1 colleague and friend Andy Kershaw. Extra bonus: the pet sniffing edition of John Peel hosted “Home Truths”. #KeepingItPeel

Andy Kershaw BBC Radio One Peel Tribute 2004

Grinderswitch “Picking the Blues”
Loudon Wainwright “One Man Guy”

The Damned “New Rose” (the FIRST John Peel Session)
Jimi Hendrix “Can you Please Crawl Out Your Window” (Peel Session 1967)
Bhundu Boys “Hupenyu Hwangu'(translation: ‘My Happy Life as a Musician”

Jerry Lee Lewis “Lonesome Fugitive”
James Carr “Forgetting You”

Elmore James “Something Inside of Me”
The Clash “Complete Control”
Culture “Lion Rock” Peel Session 1983

Van Morrison “Saint Dominic’s Preview”
Neil Young “Thankful for My Country Home”
Ivor Cutler “Life in a Scotch Sitting Room” Vol. 2 Ep. 12″ Peel Session (1977)

Diblo Dibala “Matchatcha Wetu'”
Half Man Half Biscuit “Twenty Four Hour Garage People”
Oldham Tinkers “Come Whoam To Thi’ Childer An’Me”
Little Richard “Keep A Knockin'”
Small Faces “Had Me a Real Good time”

Prince Far I “Psalm 87”
Lightning Hopkins “Moving Out Boogie”
Roy Harper ” When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease​” ​

John Peel Home Truths segment “Pet Sniffing”

Roky Erickson “I Walked with a Zombie” Halloween Residency @ The Chapel on 10/30+10/31
Roky Erickson “Haunt”
Rocky Erickson “You’re An Unidentified Flying Object”



¡DISCO ROTO! l’Abbraccione

October 17, 2017
8:00 pm

On this edition: Michele K-tel w/ just out sounds from Angel Olson, Pere Ubu, Amy Denio, King Krule, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, David Grubbs, NE-HI & the Souljazz Orchestra.

Playlist 10.17.17

Pere Ubu “Walking Again” 20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo
Judy Roderick “Walking Slow Behind You” Woman Blue
Kelley Stoltz “Walking Against the Greenlight” Que Aura
Deerhoof “Mountain Moves (ft. Matana Roberts)” Mountain Moves
Matt Mitchell “mini alternate” A Pouting Grimace
Amy Denio “l’Abbraccione” The Big Embrace

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “To Follow & Lead” The Kid
The Furrow Collective “Chuir M’Athair Mise dhan Taigh Charraideach” Wild Hog
Lucinda Williams “Which Will” This Sweet Old World
The Unthanks “Soft Shelled Crabs” Diversions, Vol. 4: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake
The Sandabs “Crab Louie” Frolic Diner, Part 1
King Krule “Half Man Half Shark” The OOZ

Godspeed You! Black Emperor “Fam/Famine” Luciferian Towers
Saltland “This Other Place” A Common Truth
The Dream Syndicate “Kendra’s Dream” How Did I Find Myself Here?
NE-HI “Rattled And Strange” 7″

Angel Olsen “Special” Phases
Violent Femmes “Special” Live Recordings
Hasil Adkins “My Special One” Live In Chicago
The Mekons “Special” I <3 Mekons

David Grubbs "Creep Mission" Creep Mission
Sun Watchers "Herd Of Creeps" Sun Watchers
Kids On A Crime Spree "Creep the Creeps" Creep the Creeps
The Fall "C.R.E.E.P." The Wonderful & Frightening World of the Fall

The Souljazz Orchestra "Holla holla" Under Burning Skies
Msafiri Zawose "Tamaduni" Uhamiaji


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October 10, 2017
8:00 pm

On this edition: Michele K-tel presents all the Hardly Strictly Highlights from last weekend’s festival in the park and a bonus ticket giveaway to go see Avey Tare @ The Chapel on 10/14.

Avey Tare “Roamer” Eucalyptus (@ the Chapel 10/12)

Jon Langford’s Four Lost Souls “Snake Under Glass” Four Lost Souls
T Bone Burnett “Anything I Say Can and Will Be Used Against You” Tooth of Crime
The Mekons “Calling All Demons” Ancient & Modern
Justin Townes Earle “If I Was The Devil” Kids In The Street
Lucinda Williams “What You Don’t Know” This Sweet Old World
Lila Blue “Kill All the Witnesses” The Hollows Hold the Healing

Billy Bragg “Why We Build The Wall (live)” Bridges Not Walls
Robyn Hitchcock “Do Policemen Sing?” Black Snake Dîamond Röle
Stephanie Finch Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express “The Waiting”
Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band “Wedding Day In Funeralville” Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine
John Prine “Hello In There” Great Days: Anthology

Big Thief “Shark Smile” Capacity
Gillian Welch “455 Rocket (Revival Outtake)” Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg
Ornette Coleman “Macho Woman” Hidden Man
Ornette Coleman & Prime Time “La Capella” Tone Dialing
Big Freedia “Jump on It” Just Be Free
Blood Music “The Horoscope Song (feat. First Aid Kit)” The Fire and the Flame
First Aid Kit “It’s a Shame” single
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile “Over Everything” Lotta Sea Lice

Henry Rollins “Funny Guy” The Boxed Life
Cheap Trick “He’s a Whore” Cheap Trick
Randy Newman “It’s a Jungle out There” Dark Matter
T Bone Burnett “Hefner And Disney” Proof Through the Night

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 “Struggle Sounds” Struggle Sounds



¡DISCO ROTO! Sashays up the Mall

September 21, 2017
8:00 pm

On this edition Michele K-tel blasts new music from Brooklyn Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas, trumpet/drum duo Spaceheads + (really this time) new music from noisy Canadians Godspeed You! Black Emperor.


Deerhoof “Freedom Highway” Mountain Moves
Kelley Stoltz “Walking Against the Greenlight” Que Aura
Robert Wyatt “Slow Walkin’Talk” `68
The Velvet Underground “Walk And Talk (Demo)” Loaded
Television Personalities “Walk Towards The Light” A Memory Is Better Than Nothing
Richard Thompson “Beatnik Walking” Still
Wanda Jackson “Walk with Me” Heart Trouble
Barbara Manning “Walking After Midnight” Super Scissors
Alex Chilton “I Walk The Line” Electricity By Candlelight / NYC 2/13/97

Juana Molina “In the lassa” Halo
Meridian Brothers “Yo Soy Tu Padre, Yo Te Fabriqué” ¿Dónde Estás María?
Msafiri Zawose “Tusife Majanga” Uhamiaji
Antibalas Antibalas “Gold Rush” Where the Gods are in Peace
Fela Ransome-Kuti & the Highlife Rakers “Fela’s Special” Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings from London & Lagos 1954-66
Nick Lowe “Heart (demo)” Nick the Knife vinyl re-issue extras

Spaceheads “The Revolution Sashays up the Mall” A New World in Our Hearts
Nina Simone “Revolution (Part 1)” Gold
Godspeed You! Black Emperor “Anthem For No State, Pt. III” Luciferian Towers
Spade Cooley “Swingin’ The Devil’s Dream” Spadella! The Essential Spade Cooley
BIG|BRAVE “Lull” Ardor

Sam Amidon “Gendel in 5” The Following Mountain
Girl Ray “Earl Grey (Stuck in a Groove)” Earl Grey
Francie Cool “Sad Knife” The Le Sigh Vol. III
Jad Fair, Tenniscoats and Norman Blake “Fragrant Olive Race” Raindrops


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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)