Disco Roto

¡DISCO ROTO! Crying Time

June 26, 2018
8:00 pm

On this edition: Michele K-tel plays new sndz from Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts, the powerful protest trio of saxophonist Charles Lloyd, guitarist Bill Frisell + Lucinda Williams (& the Marvels), D.C.’s Mock Identity, the Sunwatchers from Brooklyn + Bay Area improv/avant-gospel group the Trouble Ensemble + (don’t forget) more songs about dancing and crying.

Quantic & Mr Scruff “It’s Dancing Time” Shapes One
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert “Party On” Here Lies The Body
David Byrne “I Dance Like This” American Utopia
The Funkees “Dancing in the Nude” Dancing Time, the Best of Eastern Nigeria’s Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77 (Soundway Records)

Sunwatchers “The City Gates” Basement Apes Vol. 1
Nadah El Shazly “Palmyra” Ahwar
Maurice Louca “Al-Mallahat (Salt Pans)” Benhayyi Al-Baghbaghan (Salute the Parrot)

Juniore “Les Héros de Barbès”
Hamish Kilgour “Hayride” Finklestein
Wurld Series “Oh Well, Oh Well” Air Goofy
Rolling Blackouts “How Long?” Coastal Fever

The Slits “Kill Them With Love” Revenge Of The Killer Slits (Watch “Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits” now available on HULU)
Ari Up of the Slits inteview
The Slits “Instant Hit” Cut

Sam Gendel and Sam Wilkes “BOA” Music for Saxofone and Bass Guitar
Trouble Ensemble “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round” In The Water
Charles Lloyd + Bill Frisell + Lucinda Williams “We’ve Come Too Far To Turn Around” Vanished Gardens
Colin Stetson “Lord I just can’t keep from crying sometimes” New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
Mouse On Mars (f/ Eric D. Clark) “Tear To My Eye” Dimensional People
Bim Sherman “Can I Be Free (From Crying)” Pay It All Back Volume 5
Catherine Irwin “Cry Our Little Eyes Out” Cut Yourself A Switch

Mock Identity “Nación de Opresión” Paradise
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog “Pennsylvania 6 6666” YRU Still Here?


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¡DISCO ROTO! NICK KNOX ROCKS (+ a few big trees)

June 19, 2018
8:00 pm

On this edition: Michele K-tel plays new sounds from 80-yr-old Brazilian samba diva Elza Soares, Atlanta indie act OMNI, a psychobilly salute to NICK KNOX of the CRAMPS (RIP), songs about trees + another professional wrestling ballad from the Mountain Goats — all in a race to beat her battery life to the finish line.

The Mountain Goats “Song for Sasha Banks” 7″
The Nightingales w/ Vic Godard “Underdog” Commercial Suicide Man 7″
Protomartyr “You Always Win (w/ Kelley Deal)” Consolation EP
Omni “After Dinner” Multi-task
XTC “Chain Of Command” Drums And Wires

Marisa Anderson “Lift” Cloud Corner
Laura Veirs “True Love Will Find You In The End” Record Store Day 7″
Dos Santos “purísima” Logos
Sonido Gallo Negro “La Focá (Cha Cha Chá)” Mambo Cósmico
Roberto Fonseca “Cubano Chant (Solo Piano Version)” Abuc
Blanca Rosa Gil “Mi Triste Condena” Las Voces Del Siglo
Daymé Arocena “Mambo na’ mà” Cubafonía
Elza Soares “Credo” Deus É Mulher

The Cramps “I’m Cramped (Original Mix)” Songs The Lord Taught Us
The Cramps “Primitive” Psychedelic Jungle (1981)
Howlin’ Wolf “Smokestack Lightnin’”
The Groupies “Primitive”
The Cramps “Love Me” Off The Bone
Charlie Feathers Can’t Hardly Stand It
The Electric Eels w/ Nick Knox “Anxiety” (1975)
Archie and The Bunkers “I’m Not Really Sure What I’m Gonna Do”
The Cramps “People Ain’t No Good” A Date With Elvis
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds “People Ain’t No Good” Live From KCRW
John Prine “Some Humans Ain’t Human” Fair & Square

Nate Wooley “General Sherman” Nate Wooley/Ken Vandermark: East by Northwest
Guided By Voices “I Am A Tree” Mag Earwhig!
Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash “The Pine Tree”
Smog “In The Pines” A River Ain’t Too Much To Love
Tin Hat Trio “Willow Weep For Me” The Rodeo Eroded

Superchunk “What a Time to Be Alive (acoustic)” Record Store Day 7″


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June 12, 2018
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel spins the sweet sweet sounds of the Sea and Cake, Midwestern Afro-cumbia quintet DOS SANTOS, guitarist Marisa Anderson’s “Cloud Corner” + sad sad songs about Suicide… #DONTDOIT on DISCO ROTO.

Playlist 6.12.18

Hermeto Pascoal “Avestruz do Fabrício na Madrugada” Hermeto Pascoal e sua Visão Original do Forró
Vytas Brenner “Bang-Going-Gone” Venezuela 70: Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth
Los Superiores “Descarga Superior” Panama! 2: Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk on the Isthmus 1967-77

The Sea and Cake “I Should Care” Any Day @Great American 6/12
Ken Vandermark “Best Coast” Nate Wooley/Ken Vandermark: East by Northwest
Dos Santos “caminante” Logos
Alemayehu Eshete “Ney-Ney Weleba” Éthiopiques 8: Swinging Addis

Jon Spencer “Trash Can” Spencer Sings the Hits (for Bourdain)
Superchunk “Trash Heap” Sur La Bouche — Live in Montreal 1993
The Blood Brothers “Trash Flavored Trash” Crimes
The Ex “Silent Waste” 27 passports

Marisa Anderson “Lament” Cloud Corner
Lucinda Williams “Sweet Old World” This Sweet Old World
Dirty Three “Warren’s Lament” Horse Stories
Caroline Rose “To Die Today” Loner
Willem Breuker Kollektief “On Suicide” Fidget
Suicide “Dream Baby Dream” The Second Album + The First Rehearsal Tapes
Orange Juice “A Sad Lament” Texas Fever EP
Cyro Baptista “Lamento” Banquet Of The Spirits

Damien Jurado “Marvin Kaplan” 2 Meter Sessions 2018
Jeb Loy Nichols “That’s All I Want” Country Hustle
The Mekons “All I Want” I (Heart Symbol) Mekons
The Broken Family Band “All I Want From You Is Some Effort” Balls
Bob Dylan “All I Really Want to Do” Another Side Of Bob Dylan
Robyn Hitchcock “I Want To Tell You About What I Want (acoustic)” Sawyer Sessions
June Tabor “I Want To Vanish” Against The Streams

Mary Halvorson “My Mind I Find In Time” Code Girl @SFJAZZ 6/14


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5 Years O’ ¡DISCO ROTO!

June 5, 2018
10:50 pm

On this edition: Michele K-tel celebrates 5⃣ Years of DISCO ROTO w/ new music from the Nightingales, Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids, Bitchin’ Bajas, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, the Dwarfs of East Agouza + other popular💥hits w/ mass appeal.

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog “YRU Still Here?”
The Raincoats “Go Away” Odyshape
The Shirelles “Please Go Away” Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found: One Kiss Can Lead To Another
The Soft Boys “Leave Me Alone” Underwater Moonlight
The Roches “Keep On Doing What You Do/ Jerks On The Loose” Keep On Doing
The Nightingales w/ Vic Godard “Commercial Suicide Man” 7″

Heliocentrics “The Five Thing” From the Deep
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids “Land of Ra” An Angel Fell
Sun Ra & his Myth Science Arkestra “Angels and Demons at Play”
Bitchin Bajas “Angels and Demons At Play” Bajas Fresh
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers “Angels Watching Over Me”

Yonatan Gat “Cockfight” Universalists
La Luz “Greed Machine” Floating Features
Omni “Equestrian” Audiotree Live
Warmduscher “Standing on the Corner”
Hailu Mergia “Tizita” Lala Belu
Fawda Trio ft. SwamiMillion “I Got The Blues” Road To Essaouira

Neko Case “Pitch or Honey” Hell On
Hamish Kilgour “Under the Moon” Finklestein
Cut Worms “Till Tomorrow Goes Away” Hollow Ground
Randolph’s Leap “Television” WORRYINGLY OKAY

The Dwarfs of East Agouza “Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers”
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “Yugoslavia”
Sam Gendel “Pure Imagination (Lo Fi)”


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May 8, 2018
8:00 pm

Get ready for the crazy rhythms as Michele K-tel spins new sndz from the same ol’ suspects Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, Yonatan Gat, Omni, Eleanor Friedberger, Yo La Tengo, Hailu Mergia, Damien Jurado, Bethlehem Casuals + a live Robyn Hitchcock record store day 7″ single surprise.

The Slits “In the Beginning There Was Rhythm”
Ian Dury & The Blockheads “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” (for Daniel Hyatt)
King Radio “It’s The Rhythm We Want” Calypso Carnival 1936-1941
Patsy Cline “Gotta Lot of Rhythm in My Soul” Don’t Ever Leave Me Again
The Feelies “Crazy Rhythms” Crazy Rhythms
Nat King Cole “Crazy Rhythm (Live Version)” The Best of Nat King Cole
Sam Newsome “Rhythm-A-Ning” Monk Abstractions

Yonatan Gat “Cue the Machines” Universalists @ The Chapel 5/18
Sonido Gallo Negro “Cumbia Ishtar” Mambo Cósmico
Ben LaMar Gay “Music For 18 Hairdressers: Braids & Fractals” Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun
Ganser “Satsuma” Odd Talk

Bethlehem Casuals “Mind’s Eye” Feels on Wheels
The Dance Asthmatics “Nothing” Sickest Smashes from Arson City
my bloody valentine “nothing is” m b v
Ghostpoet “Nothing In The Way” Shedding Skin
Eleanor Friedberger “It’s Hard” Rebound

Robyn Hitchcock & His LA Squires “If You Were A Priest live RECORD STORE DAY SINGLE 7”
Omni “Sunset Preacher”
Damien Jurado “Percy Faith” The Horizon Just Laughed
Percy Faith “Delicado” Delicado
Yo La Tengo “Forever” There’s a Riot Going On

Wurld Series “Shirley In The Sun” Sickest Smashes from Arson City
Joshua Abrams “Sungazer” Represencing
Hailu Mergia “Anchihoye Lene” Lala Belu

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog “Personal Nancy” YRU Still Here?
The Lovely Eggs “People Are Twats” Cob Dominos
Bush Tetras “Too Many Creeps” @ the Elbo Room 5/13
The Fall “c.r.e.e.p.” The Wonderful And Frightening World Of….


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May 1, 2018
8:00 pm

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Tonight on ¡DISCO ROTO! Michele K-tel spins a MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY! emergency distress soundtrack as she goes down with the boat.

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs “No Help Coming” (Transdreamer)
The Damned “Help” 7″ B-side (Stiff)
Richard Cook “Somebody Got’A Help Me” Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels (Numero Uno)
Brian Eno & David Byrne “Help Me Somebody” My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (Nonesuch)
Jay Reatard “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me” Watch Me Fall (Matador)
Jagwar Ma “Save Me” Howlin’

Kelley Stoltz “Rescue” Crockodials (KS)
Elsie Mae “Do You Really Want To Rescue Me, Part. 1” LateNightTales: Belle & Sebastian (Late Night Tales)
Deerhoof “Super Duper Rescue Heads!” Deerhoof vs. Evil (Polyvinyl)
Bad Brains “Let Me Help” I Against I (SST)
The Carlisles “No Help Wanted” Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 3 – Legends Of Nashville (Rhino)
Death Grips “Bootleg (Dont need your help)” Government Plates (Harvest)
tUnE-yArDs “Sink-O” Nikki Nack (4AD)
Johnny K. Killen & The Dynamics “I Don’t Need Help” Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label (Numero Uno)
Railroad Jerk “Help Yourself” One Track Mind (Matador)

Orange Juice “I Can’t Help Myself (Kid Jensen – April 1982)” …Coals To Newcastle (Domino)
The Lyres Help You Ann On Fyre (Ace of Hearts)
No-Man “Save Me” Whamon Express (SST)
The Broken Family Band “The Mardi Gras Rescue Mission” Cold Water Songs (Snowstorm)
GodHeadSilo “Bereft Rescue Mission No. 43” The Scientific Supercake LP (Kill Rock Stars)
Th’Faith Healers “S.O.S” 7″ (Clawfist)

Moe Tucker “S.O.S” I Spent a Week There the Other Night (50 Skadillion Watts)
Jon Langford “Little Bit Of Help” Gold Brick (Roir)
Thee Headcoatees “Help Out” Here Comes Cessation (Damaged Goods)
Hot Hot Heat “Save Us S.O.S.” Make Up The Breakdown (Sub Pop)
Motorhead “Emergency” Ace Of Spades (Sanctuary)
The Undertones “Emergency Cases” The Undertones

The Meat Purveyors “S.O.S.” All Relationships are Doomed to Fail (Bloodshot)
Okay “Rescue” High Road (Absolutely Kosher)
Sam Phillips “Help Yourself” Omnipop – It’s Only A Flesh Wound Lambchop (Virgin)
Tim Berne /Jim Black /Nels Cline “Rescue Her” The Veil (Cryptogramophone)




April 17, 2018
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel plays NEW! vinyl from local hero Kelley Stoltz plus a spate of bad luck songs + a quick trip to New Zealand.

The Clean “Chumpy” Anthology
Salad Boys “Daytime Television” Sickest Smashes from Arson City
Wurld Series “Rabbit” Air Goofy
Death And The Maiden “Ooooh Baby In The Chorus” Wisteria
Mavis Gary “Dim the Droog” Temporary – Selections From Dunedin’s Pop Underground 2011-2014
Kane Strang “Don’t Follow Me” Two Hearts & No Brain

Sons of Kemet “My Queen Is Angela Davis” Your Queen Is A Reptile
Hailu Mergia “Gum Gum” Lala Belu
Sonido Gallo Negro “Danza del Mar” Mambo Cósmico
Mouse On Mars (with Zach Condon & Eric D. Clark “Daylight” Dimensional People

Neko Case “Bad Luck” Hell-On
Evangelista “Lucky Lucky Luck” Hello, Voyager
Holly Golightly “The Luckiest Girl” Slowly But Surely
King Khan & the Shrines “Better Luck Next Time” Idle No More
R.L. Burnside “Bad Luck City” Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down
Thee Headcoatees “You’re Right, I’m Wrong” Punk Girls
Barbara Manning “Whatever I Do Is Right/Wrong” In New Zealand
The Buzzcocks “Something’s Gone Wrong Again” Singles Going Steady

Kelley Stoltz “My Friend” Natural Causes (Banana & Louie)
Caroline Rose “Soul No. 5” Loner
Nick Lowe “She’s Got Soul” live! accoustic
K.Flay “The President Has a Sex Tape”

The Ex “The Heart Conductor” 27 passports
Etran Finatawa “Iriarer”
Les Filles de Illighadad “Inssegh Inssegh” Eghass Malan
Imarhan “Tumast”


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¡DISCO ROTO! Mambo Cósmico

April 10, 2018
8:00 pm

Join Michele K-tel for a DISCO ROTO full o’ #accordions + Sonido Gallo Negro’s Mambo Cósmico, new Nick Lowe + yr chance to win tix ‼️ to see that marvelous crooner Kelley Stoltz @ The Chapel (4/11) .

Sonido Gallo Negro “Mambo Cósmico”
Cuco “CR-V”
Makaya McCraven “The Locator” Highly Rare
Hailu Mergia “Addis Nat” Lala Belu
The Ex “New Blank Document” 27 passports
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog “Fuck La Migra” YRU Still Here?

The Mauskovic Dance Band “Continue The Fun” Down In The Basement EP
The Quavers “Money Money” Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings from London & Lagos 1954-66
Kevin Coyne with Jon Langford & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts “Money Like Water” One Day In Chicago
The Flying Lizards “Money (That’s What I Want)” Sedated In The Eighties
The Ink Spots “With Plenty of Money and You” Greatest Hits
The Fall “F-‘oldin’ Money” The Marshall Suite
Caroline Rose “Money” Loser

Kelley Stoltz “Possessor” Que Aura (@The Chapel 4/10 w/ Bart & the Bedazzled & The Rays)
Kelley Stoltz “Reverberation” Australia Tour LP 2003
Kelley Stoltz “I Nearly Lost My Mind” Circular Sounds
Kelley Stoltz “The Rabbit Hugged the Hound” Below the Branches
Willie Weird “I Don’t Care What the World’s Up To” The Skuzzy Inputs of Willie Weird
Bart & The Bedazzled “The House That Built Itself” Blue Hotel
RAYS “Drop Dead” RAYS

Nick Lowe “Tokyo Bay”
Big Thief “High Tide” Hummingbirds & Helicopters, Vol 1: A Benefit for South Texas
Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse and David McGuinness “Long A-Growing” What News
Mario Batkovic “Gravis” Mario Batkovic
Guy Klucevsek “The Landscape Listens”
Amy Denio “Whimsy for GK”

Baloji “Kongaulois” 137 Avenue Kaniama
Quantic & Nidia Góngora “E Ye Ye E Ye Ye”


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April 3, 2018
8:00 pm

On this edition: Michele K-tel celebrates that mysterious SF art collective of oddball eyeballs The Residents as they perform in the Bay Area this week in a Chapel & a Red Barn. Get ready for an ALL Residents DISCO ROTO.

The Residents feat. Snakefinger “Intro” Live In The USA 13th Anniversary Show
The Residents “Hello Skinny / Constantinople” 13th Anniversary Show Live In Tokyo!
The Residents “Dimples and Toes” The Commercial Album
The Residents “Breath And Length” Meet the Residents
Snakefinger “Smelly Tongues” Eyesore: A Stab At The Residents

The Residents “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” 7″ single
The Residents “Gotta Gotta Get” The Big Bubble (Part Four Of The Mole Trilogy)
The Residents “Walter Westinghouse” 13th Anniversary Show Live In Tokyo!
The Residents “The Baby King Part 1” King & Eye
The Residents “Viva Las Vegas” King & Eye

The Residents “Lizard Lady” 13th Anniversary Show Live In Tokyo!
Amy Denio and Ubzub “Act Of Being Polite and N-Err-Gee (Crisis Blues)” Eyesore: A Stab At The Residents
The Residents “The Act of Being Polite” The Commercial Album
The Residents “Easter Woman” 13th Anniversary Show Live In Tokyo!
The Residents “Go Where You Wanna Go” The Big Bubble (Part Four Of The Mole Trilogy)
The Residents feat. Snakefinger “This Is A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” Live In The USA 13th Anniversary Show

The Residents “The Thing About Them” God in Three Persons
The Residents “Pain & Pleasure” Instrumental Excerpts From God In Three Persons
The Residents “Blow Blusy Balloon” The Delta Nudes
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 “Electrocutioner” Eyesore: A Stab At The Residents

The Residents “Part Three: Ship’s a’Going Down” Not Available
The Residents “The Angry Angakok” Eskimo
The Residents “Boots” Meet the Residents
The Residents “Baja” Demons Dance Alone
Pink Floyd The Barber “Boo Who” Eyesore: A Stab At The Residents
The Residents “Jambalaya” Stars and Hank Forever

The Residents “Smack your Lips (Clap your Teeth)” The Tunes Of Two Cities
The Residents “La La” The Commercial Album
Splatter Trio “6 Things To A Cycle Part 2 (Good Good Coffee)” Eyesore: A Stab At The Residents
The Residents “The Stars and Stripes Forever” Stars and Hank Forever

The Residents “The Great Circus Train Wreck of 1918” The Ghost Of Hope




March 28, 2018
8:00 pm

On this edition: Michele K-tel spins glorious new sounds from Dutch 🇳🇱 anarchists THE EX, improv innovations from Makaya McCraven + Mary Halvorson, Sam Amidon’s surprise Micro EP, Alasdair Robert’s 💯 year-old songs plus Superorganism – why do they think Nobody Cares here on #DISCOROTO 📻🎶💥
Playlist 3.27.18
Superorganism “Nobody Cares” Superorganism
Ibibio Sound Machine “Color in Your Cheeks” I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats
The Mountain Goats “Harlem Roulette” Transcendental Youth
Sneaks “Look Like That” It’s a Myth

The Ex “Soon All Cities” 27 Passports
Makaya McCraven “Left Fields” Highly Rare
Sunwatchers “Silent Boogie” II
Tal National “Akokas” Tantabara

Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse and David McGuinness “Babylon” What News
Mountain Man “River” Made The Harbor
Trembling Bells “I’m Coming” Dungeness
Porches “Country” Country
Anna McClellan “Shit’s in the Stars” Yes and No
Haley Heynderickx Oom Sha La La I Need To Start A Garden
Sam Amidon and Sam Gendel “Written Upon the Occasion of 2 Chainz Owning All Of His Own Masters” 3 songs for J/H
Mary Halvorson “Pretty Mountain” Code Girl

Tracey Thorn “Babies” Record
The Teardrop Explodes “Bouncing Babies” Piano
SALES “be my baby” SALES LP
DakhaBrakha “Baby” Light
Negro Leo oooh! baby Niños Heroes
Stereo Total “Relax Baby Be Cool” Paris Berlin
Spank Rock “Baby” Everything Is Boring And Everyone Is A F—Ing Liar
Ty Segall “Baby Big Man (I Want A Mommy)” Emotional Mugger

Mount Eerie “Tintin in Tibet” Now Only
The Ink Spots “We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)” Greatest Hits
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “Until I Remember” The Kid
Robyn Hitchcock “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” Albert Queen Albert & Beautiful Homer


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