Disco Roto


February 20, 2018
8:00 pm

On this edition Michele K-tel hops on new “Disgraced in America” sndz from Ought, Courtney Melba Barnett plus takes a peek at this year’s Noise Pop line-up and declares no more B.S. on #guns.

Playlist 2.20.18

Sunwatchers “There Are Weapons You Can Bring To School” II
Gorillaz “Kids With Guns (Quiet Village Remix)” D-Sides: Remixed
Miss Red & The Bug “No Guns” Murder
Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat “Country Of Guns” Rough Guide To Afrobeat Revolution
XTC “Melt The Guns” English Settlement
David Bowie “Valentine’s Day” The Next Day
Mirah “No Guns No Guns” 30 Days Project

Courtney Barnett “Nameless, Faceless” Tell Me How You Really Feel
Yo La Tengo “You Are Here” There’s a Riot Going On
Superchunk “Bad Choices” What a Time to Be Alive
Built to Spill “You Were Right” Keep It Like A Secret
Mount Eerie “Toothbrush / Trash” A Crow Looked at Me
Ghost Funk Orchestra “The Death Waltz” Double EP Cassette

Jay Som “Everybody Works” Everybody Works
Palehound “Feeling Fruit” A Place I’ll Always Go
Weaves “Scream (feat. Tanya Tagaq)” Wide Open

Ought “Disgraced in America” Room Inside the World
Roger Robinson “Flowers” Dog Heart City
Múm “Cycle Boats (Live in Berlin)” Menschen am Sonntag
Sarah-Jane Summers “Onplast” Virr

Mohama Saz “Oro Cíngaro” Negro es el Poder
Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca & Tamer Abu Ghazaleh “Mathaf Fonoun El Ghesh” Lekhfa
Ayalew Mesfin “Hasabe (My Worries)” Hasabe


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February 13, 2018
10:58 pm

This week Michele K-tel celebrates Chinese New Year by doing the DOG on DISCO ROTO. Happy Year of the Dog!
The Specials “Do The Dog” (live at Paris Theater 1979) BBC In Concert
Georgie Fame “Do the Dog” The Whole World’s Shakin’
Uncle Tupelo “I Wanna Be Your Dog” 7″
Animal Collective “Doggy” Campfire Songs

The Staves & yMusic “Year of the Dog” The Way Is Read
Sufjan Stevens “Year of the Dog” Enjoy Your Rabbit
Pere Ubu “All The Dogs Are Barking” New Picnic Time
John Cale “Everytime The Dogs Bark” Artificial Intelligence
Muddy Waters “My Dog Can’t Bark” One More Mile
David Kilgour “Dogs Barking” Frozen Orange

Cat Stevens “I Love My Dog (live)”
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh “March of the One-legged Dog” Where The One Eyed Man is King
Thee Headcoatees “Just Like A Dog” Bozstik Haze
Jackie Shane “Walking the Dog” Any Other Way
Rufus Thomas “The Dog” Walking the Dog (Mono)
Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings

Monkees “Gonna Buy Me a Dog”
The Moaners “Terrier” Dark Snack
Tall Dwarfs “Dog” Fork Songs
Dog Faced Hermans “Hear The Dogs” Hum Of Life

Juana Molina “El Perro” Segundo
Laurie Anderson “Walk The Dog” United States Live
Laurie Anderson “Birth of Lola” Heart of a Dog
Matt Elliott (Flying Saucer Attack) “The Dog Beneath The Skin” Score! 20 Years Of Merge Records, Vol. 1
Devendra Banhart “Dogs They Make Up The Dark” Rejoicing In The Hands
Nick Drake “Black Eyed Dog” Time Of No Reply
Jason Lytle “Ghost Of My Old Dog” Yours Truly, The Commuter
Rachel’s “Ghost Dog” Significant Others
The Be Good Tanyas “Dogsong 2” Chinatown

Caesar “Dogs” Leaving Sparks
Bert Brown “Calling Dogs” Hollerin’
The Who “Dogs, Part Two” Two’s Missing


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¡DISCO ROTO! It’s the New! Mumbo Jumbo

February 6, 2018
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel spins up NEW! sounds from indie oldsters Superchunk, UK trio Bas Jan, Godspeed!’s Efrim Manuel Menuck gone solo + Brooklyn’s Sunwatchers II (too).

Playlist 2.6.18

Superchunk “What a Time to Be Alive”
Tune-Yards “Private Life” I can feel you creep into my private life
Bas Jan “Argument” Yes, I Jan
Jen Cloher “Analysis Paralysis”
Yo La Tengo “She May, She Might” There’s a Riot Going On

Joshua Abrams “Dolphin Cave Dazzling” Natural Information
Jeff Parker “Get Dressed” The New Breed
Thelonious Monk “Crepuscule With Nellie” Thelonious Monk Orchestra @ Town Hall
Efrim Manuel Menuck “A Lamb In The Land Of Payday Loans” Pissing Stars

The Orielles “Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)” Silver Dollar Moment
Forth Wanderers “Tough Love”
Shopping “Shave Your Head” The Official Body (@ the Rickshaw 3/24)
The Fall “Repetition” Psykick Dance Hall

Jupiter & Okwess “Pondjo Pondjo” Kin Sonic
Warren Ellis “Number 2” Three Pieces for Violin
Orchestre Les Mangelepa “Nyako konya” Last Band Standing
Sunwatchers “Nose Beers” II

Ghost Funk Orchestra “What Now” Something Evil
Bob Dylan “Pledging My Time (Take 1, Alternate Take)” The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12
First Aid Kit “To Live a Life” Ruins
The Soul Stirrers f/ R.H. Harris “Feel Like My Time Ain’t Long (Take 2)” Shine On Me
Mouse On Mars “The End” Radical Connector
Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra “It’s After The End Of The World” Space Is The Place

Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca & Tamer Abu Ghazaleh “Nefsif Akli” Lekhfa


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January 30, 2018
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel explores the Wonderful (and Frightening) World of Mark E. Smith and The Fall.

The Fall “Rowche Rumble (1979)”
The Fall “Gut of the Quantifier” This Nation’s Saving Grace
The Fall “Totally Wired” Grotesque
The Fall “Rebellious Jukebox” Words Of Expectation (BBC Live, John Peel Sessions)
The Fall “Live in Cologne (2001)” John Peel Show

The Fall “It’s the New Thing” Psykick Dance Hall
The Fall “Open The Boxoctosis #2” The Real New Fall LP Country on the Click)
The Fall “Oh! Brother” The Wonderful And Frightening World Of….
The Fall “Mr. Pharmacist (live)” 2G+2

The Fall “Lay Of The Land” The Wonderful And Frightening World Of….
The Fall “Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul” Words Of Expectation – The BBC Sessions
The Fall “Psycho Mafia” Psykick Dance Hall
The Fall “Wrong Place, Right Time” I Am Kurious Oranj
The Fall “Theme From Sparta FC” The Real New Fall LP Country on the Click)
The Fall “Maquis Cha-Cha” Psykick Dance Hall
The Fall “Telephone Thing” Extricate
The Fall “Psykick Dance Hall” “Dragnet” 1979

The Fall “Eat Y’Self Fitter (Peel Session #6)” Perverted By Language (Expanded Edition)
The Fall “Cab It Up” I Am Kurious Oranj
The Fall “Feeling Numb” Cerebral Caustic
The Fall “F-‘oldin’ Money” The Marshall Suite
The Fall “Dr Buck’s Letter” The Unutterable Plus

The Fall “Brillo De Facto” New Facts Emerge
The Fall “Bingo Master’s Breakout” August 1978
The Fall “Quit Iphone” Sub-Lingual Tablet
The Fall Clasp Hands (24th Session) Final Peel Session August 2004
The Fall “Bill Is Dead” Extricate (Mark E. Smith’s favorite FALL SONG)

Von Südenfed “Dearest Friends” Tromatic Reflexxions



¡DISCO ROTO! Fears Something Evil

January 23, 2018
10:00 pm

Michele K-tel returns with another round of NEW w/ the mighty Yo La Tengo, Combo Chimbita’s Columbian psych, The Sea & Cake, Jupiter & Okwess + all HAIL Hugh Masakela.

Playlist 1.23.18

The Beginning Of The End "Bahamian Boogie" The Beginning Of The End
Belle And Sebastian "Show Me the Sun" How to Solve Our Human Problems (Part 2)
Yo La Tengo "Shades of Blue" There's a Riot Going On

Ghost Funk Orchestra "Fear Something Evil"
David Bowie "I'm Afraid Of Americans (Earthlings)" Bowie At Beeb: Best Of BBC Radio 68-72
The Mad Lads "So Afraid" Winston Riley's Rock Steady & Early Reggae 1968-1969
Colin Stetson "Fear of the unknown and the blazing sun" New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
The Thermals "When I Was Afraid" Now We Can See
Bauhaus "In Fear Of Fear" Mask
The Residents "Safety is the Cootie Wootie"  The Big Bubble (Part Four Of The Mole Trilogy)
Antibalas "Hook & Crook" Where the Gods Are in Peace

Hugh Masakela "Ade f/ the Union of South Africa"

Joshua Abrams "Hope For The Future" Music For Life Itself & The Interrupters
Nicole Mitchell "Move into Our Own Liberation" Narratives
Lambchop "Please Rise" OH (Ohio)
First Aid Kit "Ruins" Ruins
Bob Dylan "I Threw It All Away"
Ocs "On and On Corridor" Memory of a Cut Off Head
The Sea and Cake "Any Day"

Combo Chimbita "Ampárame" Abya Yala (@ the Rickshaw Stop 3/25)
Shopping "Wild Child" The Official Body
Tune-Yards "Colonizer" I can feel you creep into my private life
Jupiter & Okwess "Nzele Momi" Kin Sonic

King Ayisoba "1000 Can Die (feat. M3nsa & Lee "Scratch" Perry)"1000 Can Die
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band "God Bless Our Dead Marines" Horses In The Sky


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January 9, 2018
8:00 pm

Michele K-tel kicks off the new year with the annual best of 2017 DISCO ROTO countdown hit parade.

DISCO ROTO Top 30 of 2017

1 Juana Molina “In the lassa” Halo (Crammed Discs)
2 Kelley Stoltz “Walking Against the Greenlight” Que Aura (Castle Face)
3 Ibeyi (feat. Kamasi Washington) “Deathless” Ash (XL)
4 Sam Amidon “Another Story Told” The Following Mountain (Nonesuch)
5 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “To Follow & Lead” The Kid (Western Vinyl)

6 Irreversible Entanglements “Fireworks” Irreversible Entanglements (International Anthem)
7 Laetitia Sadier “Undying Love For Humanity” Find Me Finding You (Drag City)
8 Angel Olsen “California” Phases (Jagjaguwar)
9 Yorkston/Thorne/Khan “False True Piya” Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars (Domino)
10 Jay Som “1 Billion Dogs” Everybody Works (Polyvinyl)

11 Robyn Hitchcock “I Want To Tell You About What I Want” Robyn Hitchcock (Yep Roc)
12 Msafiri Zawose “Pole Pole” Uhamiaji (Soundway)
13 Sacred Paws “Everyday” Strike A Match (Rock Action)
14 Girl Ray “Stupid Things” Earl Grey (Moshi Moshi)
15 jaimie branch “theme 001” Fly or Die (International Anthem)

16 The Unthanks “The First Day” Diversions, Vol. 4: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake (RabbleRouser)
17 Fazerdaze “Lucky Girl” Morningside (Flying Nun)
18 This Is The Kit “Riddled with Ticks” Moonshine Freeze (Ba Da Bing!)
19 Paula Frazer and Tarnation “What Is and Was” What Is and Was (New High)
20 NE-HI “Don’t Wanna Know You” Offers (Grand Jury)

21 Nadia Reid “Reach My Destination” Preservation (Nadia Reid)
22 The Feelies “Way Down” Here Before (Bar/None)
23 Big Thief “Shark Smile”Capacity (Saddle Creek)
24 Fatou Seidi Ghali & Alamnou Akrouni “Inigradan” Les Filles de Illighadad (Sahel Sounds)
25 Aldous Harding “What If Birds Aren’t Singing They’re Screaming” Party (4AD)

26 Saltland “This Other Place” A Common Truth (Constellation)
27 Julie Byrne “Follow My Voice” Not Even Happiness (Ba Da Bing!)
28 The Liberation Music Collective “An Afterlife For Berta Cceres” Rebel Portraiture (Ad Astrum)
29 Jeb Loy Nichols “I Hate Hate” Country Hustle (City Country City)
30 Bill Orcutt “Star Spangled Banner” Bill Orcutt (Palilalia)


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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)