October 30, 2018 8:00pm


On this Eve of Halloween join Michele K-tel w/ the original REAL PIRATES of Pirate Cat Radio: DJ Big Cookie and the notorious LabKat (!) for the Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of DISCO ROTO chock full of ghosts, zombies, space aliens + just plain evil going on.... Trick, or Treat? You decide.

¡DISCO ROTO! Hops a Night Train
October 16, 2018 8:00pm


Tonight 8-10 PM (PDT) we'll see what's new w/ NENEH CHERRY, SAUNA YOUTH, MOUNTAIN MAN trio, JERUSALEM IN MY HEART and welcome back that wonderful beast CALVIN JOHNSON +hops a night train . Are We Ready?

October 9, 2018 8:00pm


On this edition Michele K-tel looks into Mirrors + sees new sndz from SoCal chanteuse Sam Phillips, local drummer, trumpeter + producer Anna Hillburg, the haunted harmonies of Louisville folk duo The Other Years, a Sunwatchers + Eugene Chadbourne collab + call la policia it's new Meridian Brothers!

Hardly Strictly ¡DISCO ROTO!
October 2, 2018 8:00pm


it's Hardly Strictly DISCO ROTO as Michele K-tel takes just a peek at what will be 70+ acts performing this weekend across 5⃣ stages in Golden Gate Park @HSBFest

September 25, 2018 8:00pm


Tonight on Disco Roto – expect the usual favorites to appear in the next two hours along with new folktronica from Tunng, sonic reverb from Duluth’s Low, London’s Sauna Youth + jazz trio Thumbscrew + music from The Scientists — on their first ever US tour and making a stop in SF on Sunday!

September 11, 2018 8:00pm


On this edition: more Songs of Resistance from Marc Ribot to the Mountain Goats + new music from New Zealand (The Chills! Wax Chattels! Roy Montgomery! Tiny Ruins!) an Angel Olsen unreleased live track + a tix giveaway to see Ethio-Jazz legend Hailu Mergia.

September 4, 2018 8:00pm


¡DISCO ROTO! Crying Time
June 26, 2018 8:00pm


Tonight on DISCO ROTO! New sndz from Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts, the powerful protest trio of saxophonist Charles Lloyd, guitarist Bill Frisell + Lucinda Williams, the Sunwatchers from Brooklyn & Bay Area improv/avant-gospel group the Trouble Ensemble + more songs about CRYING,

¡DISCO ROTO! NICK KNOX ROCKS (+ a few big trees)
June 19, 2018 8:00pm


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.

5 Years O' ¡DISCO ROTO!
June 5, 2018 8:00pm


On this edition: Michele K-tel celebrates FIVE 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

May 8, 2018 8:00pm


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, Eleanor Friedberger, Yo La Tengo, Hailu Mergia, Damien Jurado, Bethlehem Casuals + a live Robyn Hitchcock record store day 7" single surprise.

April 17, 2018 8:00pm


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

April 10, 2018 8:00pm


Join Michele K-tel for a DISCO ROTO full o' #accordions + Sonido Gallo Negro's Mambo Cósmico, new Nick Lowe + tix to see that marvelous crooner Kelley Stoltz.

April 3, 2018 8:00pm


On this edition: Michele K-tel celebrates that mysterious SF art collective of oddball eyeballs The Residents.

March 27, 2018 8:00pm


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 100 year-old songs plus Superorganism.

¡DISCO ROTO! In the Clouds
March 20, 2018 8:00pm


Michele K-tel returns with new sounds from Sneaks, West Africa’s Tal National, dreamy Chicano kid CUCO, plus Mauskovic Dance Band space disco sounds (and more songs about CLOUDS).

March 13, 2018 8:00pm


Michele K-tel spins fiercely independent sounds from around the globe including new! Neko Case, The Orielles, Sons of Kemet + a wad of Bubble Gum Soul & Synth Boogie in ‘80s South Africa.

February 27, 2018 8:00pm


On this edition: Michele K-tel screams w/ new feisty sounds from Sons of Kemet, The Lovely Eggs, Goat Girl, Girl Ray, Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids, Muslim Jewish Resistance from Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog + more SUPERCHUNK.

February 20, 2018 8:00pm


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.

February 13, 2018 8:00pm


This week Michele K-tel celebrates Chinese New Year by doing the DOG on DISCO ROTO. Happy Year of the Dog!

¡DISCO ROTO! It's the New! Mumbo Jumbo
February 6, 2018 8:00pm


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).

January 30, 2018 8:00pm


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

¡DISCO ROTO! Fears Something Evil
January 23, 2018 8:00pm


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 Masekela.

January 9, 2018 8:00pm


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

December 5, 2017 8:00pm


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. 

November 28, 2017 8:00pm


On this edition Michele K-tel spins the 100th Castle Face Records release + new musical magic from BJORK, the DEATHLESS duo of IBEYI, Portland's Ghost Funk Orchestra + yet another TY SEGALL single as we count down the days of the week.

¡DISCO ROTO! Gratitude
November 21, 2017 8:00pm


Gather round as Michele K-tel serves up a heaping helping of DISCO ROTO style Thanksgiving songs on #Gratitude

November 7, 2017 8:00pm


On this edition: join Michele K-tel w/ Meric Long's solo project FAN, Mr LIF meets BRASS MENAZARI, the new EP from Poirier plus the sound of the Peruvian Andes.

October 31, 2017 8:00pm


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.

October 24, 2017 8:00pm


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.

¡DISCO ROTO! l'Abbraccione
October 17, 2017 8:00pm


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.

October 10, 2017 8:00pm


On this edition: Michele K-tel presents all the Hardly Strictly Highlights from last weekend's festival in the park.

¡DISCO ROTO! Sashays up the Mall
September 19, 2017 8:00pm


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

September 12, 2017 8:00pm


Michele K-tel salutes experimental rock icon and Can co-founder Holger Czukay, who left us with a multitude of innovative sounds and glorious Halleluwahs.

¡DISCO ROTO! Keeps It Peel
August 29, 2017 8:00pm


Tonight #KeepingItPeel as Michele K-tel celebrates tomorrow's 8/30 birthday of her DJ hero John Peel w/ a rebroadcast of a vintage 1982 BBC Peel programme.

August 22, 2017 8:00pm


Michele K-tel plays the new super DISCO ROTO hits from Ohio’s favorite grump David Thomas and his band PERE UBU, SF wunder kid Kelley Stoltz, the return of Thee Oh Sees (!) + melancholy MC Ghostpoet

August 15, 2017 8:00pm


Michele K-tel takes a detour w/ legendary Ethio-jazz arranger Mulatu Astatke PLUS new music from Downtown Boys, The Fall and Bogata’s Meridian Brothers

¡DISCO ROTO! Troubles
August 8, 2017 8:00pm


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...

¡DISCO ROTO! Travels the Spaceways
August 1, 2017 8:00pm


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.

¡DISCO ROTO! Tout Le Sighs
July 25, 2017 8:00pm


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 + a sampling from The Le Sigh III sampler on Father/Daughter Records.

July 18, 2017 8:00pm


The usual mixed bag with NEW Boogarins Brazilian psych, the return of Paula Frazer & Tarnation, wall of noise Scots MOGWAI plus a salute to legendary AACM trumpet player Kelan Philip Cohran.

July 11, 2017 8:00pm


Michele K-tel presents a DISCO ROTO REPORT on June's Eaux Claires #TROIX fest in the Midwest with the amazing @blobtower & friendz.

June 13, 2017 8:00pm


Michele K-tel plays the odd hits, rarities and random mutterings of Mr. Robyn Hitchcock.

¡DISCO ROTO! 4 Year Salute
June 6, 2017 8:00pm


Michele K-tel salutes 4 years of ¡DISCO ROTO! w/ new psych-jazz sounds from The Heliocentrics, Walla Walla, WA women Chastity Belt, UK's dreamy Vanishing Twin

May 23, 2017 8:00pm


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.

May 16, 2017 8:00pm


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.

May 9, 2017 8:00pm


On this edition, Michele K-tel digs into the New! from Argentinian indietronica musician (and comedienne) Juana Molina, saxophonist Colin Stetson, L.A. lady duo Girlpool, and a record store day 7" from NZ's The Chills that ends up launching a rocketship.

May 2, 2017 8:00pm


DJ Michele K-tel spins new Sam Amidon, ICP Orchestra, Ray Davies, Thurston Moore + re-issued Rock Steady from the '60s.

April 25, 2017 8:00pm


Michele Ktel spins NZ newness from Nadia Reid and Fazerdaze, the debut LP from London-to-Glasgow duo Sacred Paws plus re-mastered re-issued Ethio-Jazz from Mulatu Astatke.

April 4, 2017 8:00pm


Michele K-tel celebrates her BARFDAY with new music from Diet Cig, country dubster Jeb Loy Nichols, Chicago's NE-HI, UK jazz collective the Heliocentrics, RAYS + the return of Modesto's finest, Grandaddy.

March 28, 2017 8:00pm


On this edition Michele K-tel reports on the highlights from this year’s mind broadening Big Ears Festival lineup that erupted last weekend in Knoxville, TN

¡DISCO ROTO! Pistas de Fuego
March 21, 2017 8:00pm


Michele K-tel plays new sounds from Argentinian triple threat actress/comedian/singer Juana Molina, Oakland multi-instrumentalist Jay Som, Ennanga Vision’s African Pop, and ends up on a drunken road trip with Julian Cope. (oops)

March 14, 2017 8:00pm


DJ Michele K-tel celebrates PI Day along with new sndz from Scottish Neo-folker Alasdair Roberts, ethereal singer Liz Harris (Grouper) plus San Jose experimentalists XIU XIU.

¡DISCO ROTO! Missing Mr. Mengelberg
March 7, 2017 8:00pm


On this edition, Michele K-tel counts to three with LA lady duo GIRLPOOL, Mountain Goats go GOTH, Happy #60 Birthday to that old krank Mark E. Smith and a fond farewell to dearly departed DUTCH pianist Misha Mengelberg.

February 21, 2017 8:00pm


(Guest-ghosted by Sherilyn Connelly and Pete Goldie)

Chatroom History
February 21, 2017 8:00pm - 10:30pm

vj pussycat: sounds like nosehair lint gland more than end of the world (8:16pm)
vj pussycat: or rather, the end of the world sounds a lot like nhlg (8:16pm)
vj pussycat: que paso (8:25pm)
vj pussycat: mkt, are you at the station (8:28pm)
vj pussycat: remote robo dj has taken over (8:32pm)
vj pussycat: the worst show ever (9:45pm)
vj pussycat: not me so good luck (9:48pm)
vj pussycat: your show starts in seven minutes (9:53pm)

¡DISCO ROTO! Return to 1984
February 7, 2017 8:00pm


On this edition of DISCO ROTO, Michele K-tel makes like it's 1984 (but in a good way) with the return of stellar artists like The Feelies, Julian Cope, and a new single from Mr. Robyn Hitchcock.

¡DISCO ROTO! 5 Day Dose
January 24, 2017 8:00pm


Michele K-tel plays a 5 Day Dose from "Our First 100 Days" (a song-a-day project to raise money for causes that matter) + Ireland's Robocobra Quartet, girl drum duo Rattle and something new from old punks WIRE.

¡Disco Roto! Mundo Loco
January 17, 2017 8:00pm


Get ready to MARCH as Michele K-tel spins modern day protest music from CocoRosie + ANOHNI, sax quartet squonks from Battle Trance + a new Afro-Euro-American collaboration from Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids.

¡DISCO ROTO! Pastels & Lapels
January 10, 2017 8:00pm


Michele K-tel shares prized SOMETHING ELSE end of year rarities to wrap up the era courtesy DJ maestro Harry Rag.

Happy ¡DISCO ROTO! New Year
January 3, 2017 8:00pm


A Happy 2017 (Prince Can't Die Again) Mix with new music from Mac McCaughan, the #fiercefolk of Laura Marling, Brazilian afro-jazz-funksters Metá Metá + avant-eclectic UK ensemble Melt Yourself Down.

¡DISCO ROTO! Top Hits of 2016
December 20, 2016 8:00pm


Join Michele K-tel as she kicks off the DISCO ROTO Best of 2016 countdown.

November 22, 2016 8:00pm


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.

November 15, 2016 8:00pm


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.

November 1, 2016 8:00pm


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!

October 25, 2016 8:00pm


Join Michele K-tel for a #bracing bag of tricks involving Witches, Zombies, Skeletons + Vampires OH MY!

Disco Roto RePort
October 18, 2016 8:00pm


Michele K-tel plays new releases from olde favorites Barbara Manning, Robert Scott + Battle Trance horns + a bit of MAMBO,

October 4, 2016 8:00pm


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.

September 20, 2016 8:00pm


The X-ATHON continues w/ Kr©B + K-Tel trading assorted “Unheard Music”, with spoken word rants and side projects.

September 13, 2016 8:00pm


On this edition: advance music from Grandaddy, The Pop Group’s crowd-funded latest single, Lambchop do the Hustle! Bill Frisell’s Space Age Guitar and Existentialism from The Mekons. Can you feel it?

¡DISCO ROTO! September Songs
September 6, 2016 8:00pm


Michele K-tel unveils new (long awaited) music from Nick Cave + the latest from Angel Olsen, Okkervil River, Noura Mint Seymali – and a trio of “Heretics” f/ The Ex’s Andy Moor, sound poet Anne-James Chaton and that tall fellow Thurston Moore.

¡DISCO ROTO! John Peel Birthday Salute
August 30, 2016 8:00pm


A birthday salute of legendary DJ John Peel w/ an array of BBC archives from '82-2004 f/ unreleased sessions from New Order, The Fall, Broken Family Band, Detroit Cobras and a record nerd "interview" w/ Jack White.

DISCO ROTO! Wise Women + the Long Walk
August 23, 2016 8:00pm


New music from Quasi’s Sam Coomes, Scandinavian big band super group Fire! Orchestra, and two wise women with new albums – Brazilian Salsa Queen Elza Soares and folk blues jazz legend and activist Barbara Dane.

August 16, 2016 8:00pm


New music from the UK's Fat White Family, Nels Cline's big band Blue Note debut and The Dwarfs of East Agouza from Cairo.

¡DISCO ROTO! Guns + Ghost Wave
August 9, 2016 8:00pm


Michele K-tel gets out her guns w/ new disruptions from Thee Oh Sees, Ghost Wave and Cuban pianos.

DISCO ROTO! Plays Unpopular Music
August 2, 2016 8:00pm


Michele K-tel shares an earful of Unpopular Music thanks to BBC 3's Late Junction Sessions release.

¡DISCO ROTO! Suicide Salute
July 19, 2016 8:00pm


\Michele K-tel salutes electro-punk pioneer Alan Vega and the minimalist synth of SUICIDE.

¡DISCO ROTO! All Apologies
July 12, 2016 8:00pm


Michele K-tel is still apologizing with mo' Deerhoof, + new Scots sounds from the re-united Arab Strap, PAWS and the neo-trad plaint of Alasdair Roberts & James Green.

¡DISCO ROTO! End of the Rainbow
July 5, 2016 8:00pm


Michele K-tel gives away Deerhoof tix and spins newness from The Julie Ruin, Paul Simon + reconfigured Sounds & Colours from Columbia and Peru.

June 28, 2016 8:00pm


On this edition — Michele K-tel spins the Magic from Deerhoof, Aussie psychedelia from King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard plus invites you to hitch a ride down I-5 with case/lang/viers and do the HUSTLE with Marc Ribot.

¡DISCO ROTO! Strange Things
June 14, 2016 8:00pm


Michele K-tel files a DISCO ROTO REPORT from HUICHICA, along with new music from Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista, the "Intern" Angel Olsen, NYC’s 75 Dollar Bill (and other strange things).

¡DISCO ROTO! Singles Going Steady
May 10, 2016 8:00pm


On tonight's edition Michele K-tel spins 2 hours of singles going steady from the legendary Buzzcocks in honor of their 40th anniversary tour stop in SF

¡DISCO ROTO! with Michele K-tel
May 3, 2016 8:00pm


This week Michele K-tel plays new not-yet-out-sounds from jazz ensemble Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Baltimore's Horse Lords + the ethereal vocal loops of Miss Juliana Barwick.

April 26, 2016 8:00pm


On this edition: new music from the artist formerly known as Antony, San Jose's Xiu Xiu does Twin Peaks, Colin Stetson goes G�recki and we'll pause for a cool glass of water -- after we party like it's 1999.

April 5, 2016 8:00pm


Michele K-tel gives a DISCO ROTO! glimpse into Knoxville's wonderfully eclectic Big Ears Festival.

March 29, 2016 8:00pm


Michele K-tel MOVES IT w/ new music from Jeb Loy Nichols, Bitchin' Bajas + Bonnie Prince Billy, Mexrissey, Mavis, Xenia Rubinos, UK jazz outfit The Heliocentrics.

March 22, 2016 8:00pm


Michele K-tel celebrates St. Paddy's Day by spinning up jigs, reels, celtic indie folksters + Gaelic guitar feedback from #Ireland. Slinte!

March 8, 2016 8:00pm


An International Womens Day lady legend celebration + new music from the FEROCIOUS Thao and the knockout trio of Neko Case, Laura Viers + kd lang.

February 23, 2016 8:00pm


Michele K-tel plays the usual eclectic earful with NEW! music from Animal Collective, Canadian violinist Sarah Neufeld, local clarinet queen Beth Custer, Brooklyn-based keyboardist Xenia Rubinos PLUS Portuguese-Venezuelan psychedelic fuzz funk from Fumaa Preta.

February 16, 2016 8:00pm


On this edition: Michele K-tel brings in the new squall from Ty Segall & the Muggers, tenor saxman Charles Lloyd & the Marvels, the jazz electronics of GoGo Penguin, Chicago duo FREAKWATER + a few lullabies to put you straight to sleep.

DISCO ROTO! Candy + Cumbia
February 2, 2016 8:00pm


On this edition: Michele K-tel digs up newness from UK post-punk she-ros SAVAGES, fresh feedback fuzz from Ty Segall, Ava Rocha's neo-tropicalismo, Cuban pianist Arun Ortiz + Columbian accordion maestro Carmelo Torres y Los Tos

DISCO ROTO! Winterized
January 26, 2016 8:00pm


On this edition -- Michele K-tel spins new sounds from Jeb Loy Nichols, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Tortoise, Eleanor Friedberger, Freakwater, Mini-Mekons (with Robbie Fulks) and a set of music inspired by 80-year-old British folk singer Shirley Collins.

January 12, 2016 8:00pm


On this edition Michele K-tel salutes the irreplaceable David Bowie by spinning classics, covers, vintage Peel Sessions + assorted live space oddities.

DISCO ROTO! 2015 Hit Parade
January 5, 2016 8:00pm


Kick off the new year by listening to Michele K-tel's favorites of 2015 on this hit parade countdown to #1 edition of DISCO ROTO!

DISCO ROTO! Happy Birthday Barbara Pt. 1
December 8, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition: Michele K-tel celebrates the music of the marvelous Barbara Manning in honor of her 12.12 birthday and upcoming Saturday performance in Portland.

December 1, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition -- Michele K-tel spins more new music from NZ - including an invertebrate project from Auckland's WORMSTAR + a collaboration between singer-songwriter Tiny Ruins (Hollie Fullbrook) and drummer Hamish Kilgour from The Clean. Also a new solo song from Stereolab vocalist Leaetitia Sadier, Mercury Prize winner Benjamine Clementine and a dive into some TRASH themed trx.

November 17, 2015 8:00pm


Michele K-tel brings the usual eclecticism + new sounds from Columbia's Meridian Brothers, Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts and SF's own Magical-Musical-Melody-Maker Kelley Stoltz.

DISCO ROTO! Tip of the Hat to Toussaint
November 10, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition, Michele K-tel celebrates N'Awlins legend Allen Toussaint with a Second Line of songs + newness from indie harpist Joanna Newsom, UK jazz collective Polar Bear, the psych sounds of Brazil's BOOGARINS and a hike way up a CLARINET SUMMIT.

November 3, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition, Michele K-tel spins a ballot-counting-Election-Day-soundtrack along with new sounds (their first full length release in nearly two decades!) from legendary Kiwi's The Chills as well as eclectic Canadians Frog Eyes and noisy newness from Detroit's Wolf Eyes.

October 20, 2015 8:00pm


Michele K-tel kicks things off with a dollop of "Dead Air" from Aussie punks Deaf Wish, along with new improv from AACM legend Nicole Mitchell, cellist Tomeka Reid, Montreal ambient metal trio BIG BRAVE, Sao Paulo big band Bixiga 70, a bit of FUZZ from Ty Segall plus #FOOLISHNESS from ex-Headcoatee Holly Golightly.

October 13, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition, Michele K-tel gets #LAZY, salutes Camera Obscura keyboardist Carey Lander and plays new music from Sons of Kemet, Julia Holter, plus a Miss Courtney Barnett cover of an Aussie classic.

September 29, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition, Michele K-tel plays new sndz from a solo Lou Barlow, indie-pop experimentalists Micachu & the Shapes, musical crossover project King Midas Sound (w/ Fennesz), mod rocker Paul Weller, alto saxophonist Darius Jones plus a spot of weeping near the end (sob).

September 22, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition, Michele K-tel races against time as her laptop battery runs out mid-ROTO. Will she still be able to play new music from OUGHT and THE LOVE JERKS? What about all those songs about REVOLUTION?

DISCO ROTO! Battles, Bitchin Bajas + Kingsize Bananas
September 8, 2015 8:00pm


Michele K-tel plays new girl group sounds from BLOOMINGTON (Thee Tsunamis), Chicago's BITCHIN' BAJAS (and NATURAL INFORMATION SOCIETY) and can you stand a few songs about BANANAS? Plus, look! It's a new track from BATTLES.

September 1, 2015 8:00pm


New music from indie old timers Eleventh Dream Day, The Coolies from Auckland, NZ the usual #chachacha plus a DISCO ROTO HUZZAH to the mighty Neko Case in honor of her upcoming stop in the South Bay.

August 25, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition Michele K-tel plays new music from DEERHUNTER, DERADOORIAN (the new solo project from Angel Deradoorian of the Dirty Projectors) plus (#newfavoriteband alert) more charming lady sounds from Kate Stables and THIS IS THE KIT.

August 11, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition Michele K-tel HI-FIVES Radio Valencia's 5 YEAR anniversary, plays new sounds from harpist-turned-Paul-Thomas-Anderson-film-narrator JOANNA NEWSOM, Peruvian cumbia from Los Pakines, MINISNAP's Kiwi indie-pop and gives away tix to upcoming shows @ The Chapel!

DISCO ROTO! Celebrates Rahsaan Roland Kirk
August 4, 2015 8:00pm


Michele K-tel celebrates the 80th Birthday of jazz innovator and multi-instrumentalist RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK along with new music (!) from YO LA TENGO plus a bicycle ride with DJ QUANTIC.

July 23, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition Michele K-tel blabbers on about last weeks inaugural EAUX CLAIRES music fest in Wisconsin.

June 25, 2015 8:00pm


Join Michele K-tel for the usual eclectic musical roller coaster ride featuring upstarts The Lovely Eggs (Lancaster, England), Palehound (Boston), Juan Wauters (Uruguay) and NZ sonic noizemkerz EYE > not to mention new releases from ye olde geezers The Fall, The Nightingales and WIRE.

DISCO ROTO! Harmolodic Salute
June 18, 2015 8:00pm


Michele K-tel salutes the harmolodics of ORNETTE COLEMAN and other musical rule breakers.

Pop Upstart
June 11, 2015 8:00pm


KrOB fills in for Michele K-tel

June 4, 2015 8:00pm


Michele K-tel plays new music from old folks WIRE, the latest movie score collaboration between Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, "SCRAMBLED!" from Italian jazz sextet OU (that's EGG in Sardinian) + a tix giveaway to solo synth works from Chicago's SEA AND CAKE member Sam Prekop @ Slim's 6/9.

May 28, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition Michele K-tel goes ALL Mountain Goats -- with a pile of Shrimper cassettes, Merge 7"s, festival recordings, etched EPs, and favorites from their 15+ studio releases (including The Extra Glenns!).

May 21, 2015 8:00pm


Join Michele K-tel for an ever-eclectic cavalcade of sounds including the Congo's trad-meets-electro Mbongwana Star, Welsh indie act Joanna Gruesome, guitarist David Torn, pianist Myra Melford and YES (on red vinyl even) a collaboration between Half Japanese's Jad Fair and Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub. Jump in!

May 14, 2015 8:00pm


On this weeks edition -> Michele K-tel spins new sounds from Thee Oh Sees, Boston NOISE makers Guerrilla Toss, AVANT JAZZ saxophonist Tim Bernes Snake Oil, a little RHUMBA from Lagos via London, Surf Citys NZ INDIE + ride a BRIT ROCK wave with Django Django (plus some songs about TV).

April 30, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition, Michele K-tel #swings into Spring with Duke Ellington, Canadian sax + violin duo Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld, BLUR, plus The Mountain Goats get choked out by National Poetry Month.

April 9, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition: Michele K-tel spins the latest in eclectic newness -> from Godspeed You! Black Emperors atmospheric dirge, viola da gamba-ist COLLEEN, plus desert hoodoo from Tucsons CALEXICO..and #BIRDS...lots and lots o' #BIRD #CHIRPS.

DISCO ROTO! Smoke Cloud
April 2, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition, Michele K-tel spins glorious new sounds from UK wordsmith Ghostpoe, SF's Vetiver, ex-Tunng project Diagrams, singer-storyteller Tom Brosseau plus...a side detour into a cloud of #smoke.

March 26, 2015 8:00pm


Michele K-tel plays new discoveries and nostalgic favorites from this year's SXSW music festival.

March 12, 2015 8:00pm


Michele K-tel gets heavy with new Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Sherwood & Pinch, The Twerps + a fond farewell wave to beloved Bay Area ensemble Tin Hat.

DISCO ROTO! New Pop Group +
March 5, 2015 8:00pm


Michele K-tel catches up with a big pile of recent new releases including locals Sonny & the Sunsets, The Dodos, The Twerps from Australia, and, after 35 years, The Pop Group.

DISCO ROTO! La Familia de Los Feelies Pt. 1
February 26, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition Michele K-tel spins "college rock" classics from New Jersey suburbanites The Feelies and their (muchos) side projects.

February 19, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition of DISCO ROTO we celebrate the Year of the Ram/Sheep/Goat with Al Green, Julian Cope, Robert Wyatt, Thinking Fellers n more. Happy Lunar New Year! Baaaaaa!

Valentine's Day Press Repeat
February 12, 2015 8:00pm


February 5, 2015 8:00pm


KrOB covers for Michele K-tel

January 29, 2015 8:00pm


Your host KrOB "Let's It Go" (or etta er ng) in 40+ different languages.

Idina Menzel Let It Go ( English )

| Khun Vichayanee Pearklin ปล่อยมันไป ( Thai )

| gsta Eva Erlendsdttir etta er ng ( Icelandic )

| Sia Koskina Και ξεχνώ ( Greek )

| Nesma Mahgoub أطلقي سـركِ ( Arabic )

| Serena Autieri Allalba Sorger ( Italian )

| Nataa Mirkovic ( Croatian )

| V H? Trm Hy bước đi ( Vietnamese )

| Girmante Vaitkute Tebūnie ( Lithuanian )

| Lisa Stokke La Den G ( Norwegian )

| Taryn Szpilman Livre Estou ( Brazilian Portuguese )

| Jelena Gavrilovic Сад је кра ( Serbian )

| Gisela Sueltalo! ( Castilian Spanish )

| Annika Herlitz Sl Dig Fri ( Swedish )

| Shanis Все одно ( Ukrainian )

| Jolanta Strikaite Lai nu snieg ( Latvian )

| Gisela Vol Volar ( Catalan )

| Mona Mor לעזוב ( Hebrew )

| Andrea Somorovsk Von to dm ( Slovakian )

| Jobelle Ubalde 冰心鎖 ( Cantonese )

| Iva Mareov Najednou ( Czech )

| Nadezhda Panayotova Слагам край ( Bulgarian )

| Lin Hsin Yi 放開手 ( Taiwanese Mandarin )

| Ana Encarnao J Passou ( Portuguese )

| Anna Buturlina Отпусти и забудь ( Russian )

| Nuka Dracek Rojko Zaivim ( Slovenian )

| Carmen Sarah Libre Soy ( Latin America Spanish )

| Begm Gnceler Aldirma ( Turkish )

| May J. レット・イット・ゴー~ありのままで~ ( Japanese )

| Fredi Nikolett Legyen h! ( Hungarian )

| Dalma Kovacs S-a ntmplat ( Romanian )

| Katja Sirki Taakse j ( Finnish )

| Maria Lucia Heiberg Rosenberg Lad Det Ske ( Danish )

| ( instrumental )

| KrOB :: San Francisco

| Hu Wei Na 随它吧 ( Mandarin )

| Katarzyna Laska Mam tę moc ( Polish )

| Willemijn Verkaik Lass jetzt los ( German )

| Hanna-Liina Vsa Olgu nii ( Estonian )

| Willemijn Verkaik Laat het los ( Dutch )

| Elke Buyle Laat het los ( Flemish )

| Юлия Довганишина Отпусти и забудь ( Russian End Credit Version )

| Hyolyn 다 잊어 ( Korean End Credit Version )

| Martina Stoessel Allalba Sorger ( Italian End Credit Version )

| Marsha Milan Londoh Bebaskan ( Malay End Credit Version )

| Anas Delva Libre, Dlivre ( French End Credit Version )

| May J. レット・イット・ゴー~ありのままで~ ( Japanese End Credit Version )

| Bella Yao 随它吧 ( Mandarin End Credit Version )

| Martina Stoessel Libre Soy ( Latin America Spanish End Credit Version )

| Demi Lovato Let It Go ( English End Credit Version )

| (excerpts from) The Ice Storm

| ( instrumental ) / Loop Forever

| (excerpts from) Let Her Go

DISCO ROTO! New Freq Fest
January 22, 2015 8:00pm


It's #slam and #squonk as Michele K-tel swerves to hit pro-wrestling sagas and innovative #jazz erupting at YBCA's New Frequencies Fest in Feb.

DISCO ROTO! Surf's Down
January 15, 2015 8:00pm


On this edition, Michele K-tel brings the usual mixed bag of surprises, including a twisted surf guitar ride from the Bambi Molesters to Big more new sounds from The Dodos to Deerhoof to David Virelles

DISCO ROTO! Rings in the NEW #Numb
January 8, 2015 8:00pm


Ringing in the NEW with singer-songwriter Laura Marling, twee Scots Belle & Sebastian, Animal Collective gone solo member Panda Bear and local boys the Dodos.

DISCO ROTO! Best of 2014
January 1, 2015 8:00pm


Kicking off the new year with Michele K-tel's 2014 favorites!

12 PODS of Christmas
December 25, 2014 8:00pm


KrOB fills in for Michele K-tel and rolls out the Xmas carpet.

DISCO ROTO! Yo La Tengo Takeover
December 18, 2014 8:00pm


Michele K-tel celebrates 30 YEARS of Hoboken, NJ threesome Yo La Tengo!

DISCO ROTO! Stormy Weather
December 11, 2014 8:00pm


The #Hellastorm edition when Michele K-tel floods the studio with buckets of Moo Rah Rah Rain.

DISCO ROTO! Bowie to Bored
December 4, 2014 8:00pm


On this edition -- the usual shitstorm of eclecticism: from a David Bowie salute, rare Soul Fire! sounds to a stellar new release from Mauritanian vocalist Moura Mint Seymali.

November 27, 2014 8:00pm


(another K-rOB sub-show for disco roto)

DISCO ROTO! Trash Kit Joy
November 20, 2014 8:00pm


On this edition: Michele K-tel spins a new single from UK's TRASH KIT, the "last transmission" between The Heliocentrics and film director Melvin Van Peebles + solo outings w/ former Girls frontman Christopher Owens and Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals. Add a dash of #JOY and #SHYNESS.

November 13, 2014 8:00pm


On this edition of DISCO ROTO! New Sleater-Kinney, Antony and the Johnsons, unearthed BBC Sessions from NZ's the Chills. We'll also have a peek at new releases on Montreal's Constellation label, take an accordion detour round the world and dig into archival 70's psychedelic soul jazz w/ The Pyramids.

November 6, 2014 8:00pm


Travel the Spaceways as DISCO ROTO zooms in on next's week "Friendly Galaxies" 100 Years of Sun Ra celebration at SF's Center for New Music. Prepare for interstellar Sun Ra sounds along with commentary from special guests - event curator Jan Michaels, Reconnaissance Fly vocalist Polly Moller and bassist Tim Walters.

DISCO ROTO! #bracing #blues
October 9, 2014 8:00pm


Michele K-tel plays new music from Afro-pop saxophonist Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics, The NOTS (girls who rock from Memphis, TN), and a new single from La Habana's Danay Suarez + more #bracing sounds from Pere Ubu's "Carnival of Souls".

October 2, 2014 8:00pm


Michele K-tel rolls out her blanket in anticipation of this weekend's free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass fest in the park. Mostly the young'uns + new Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Lucinda Williams, Sun Kil Moon + more songs about trains.

September 18, 2014 8:00pm


Tonight Michele K-tel embraces the independent sounds of Scotland (King Creosote, Mogwai, Alasdair Roberts, The Pastels, and the eccentric storytelling of Glaswegian Ivor Cutler) no matter todays historic AYE or NAW election results.

DISCO ROTO! Superheroes + Souls
September 11, 2014 8:00pm


On tonights edition: Michele K-tel plays songs of superheroes, 9/11, drugz and more newness from Pere Ubu, Souls of Mischief, Deerhoof, Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen and French Cuban sister duo Ibeyi. Reports reveal it was a bit #bracing.

September 4, 2014 8:00pm


On this weeks edition Michele K-Tel spills new sounds from Robyn Hitchcock, THE BUG, NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, Shabazz Palaces, OKCs BRONCHO and from the Ukraine > DakhaBrakha. Plus! a spotlight on the Mission Creek Oakland Music Fest.

August 28, 2014 8:00pm


Tonight a salute to legendary DJ John Peel honor of his upcoming 75th Birthday on 8/30/14.

¡DISCO ROTO! Panic Attack
August 21, 2014 8:00pm


On tonights edition Michele K-tel plays new fuzz funk tropicalia from Fumaa Preta, debuts Ty Segalls solo garage fuzz, gets PANICKED with Mission of Burma, Bratmobile + Bill Haley and the COMETS

August 14, 2014 8:00pm


Michele K-tel festivates on the 50th anniversary of The Kinks classic You Really Got Me (August 4th 1964) + frontman Ray Davies 70th birthday in June.

July 31, 2014 8:00pm


On this edition of DISCO ROTO Michele K-tel debuts songs from David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights new album. Plus, Buffalo Daughter are back, Karen O goes solo and from Scotland (with love) the new doc soundtrack from King Creosote oh, and more from the Meridian Brothers right? right!

¡DISCO ROTO! Lets the Good Times Roll
July 24, 2014 8:00pm


On this edition Michele K-tel lets the good times roll, disrespects Disneyland and spins new music from Swedish experimental big band FIRE! Orchestra, UKs grubby Fat White Family + new sounds from the lovely little country of Wales including Super Furry Animals spin-off GULP and the solo project from Mekon (now based in Chicago) Jonboy Langford & Skull Orchard. Come on up!

DISCO ROTO! Hops Back on the Bicycle
July 17, 2014 8:00pm


Michele K-tel jumps back on the bicycle to present the usual freeform mix along with new around-the-world sounds from Meridian Brothers (Columbia), Owen Pallett (Canada), Kasai All Stars (Congo), Tiny Ruins (New Zealand) + Jungle (not the electro dance music, but UK pals J&T).

June 26, 2014 8:00pm


Michele K-tel salutes DJ/Producer/Accordionist and Crate Digger Will Hollands 6/26 stop in Oakland by playing non-stop Quantic connected Funk Soul Cumbia Descarga Downtempo beats from Brighton, UK to Cali, Columbia.

KrOB covers for KtEL
June 19, 2014 8:00pm


KrOB has a POP seizure filling in for Michele K-Tel.

June 12, 2014 8:00pm


Michele K-Tel introduces Italian sextet OU (playing 6/19 at the Berkeley Botanical Garden) visits New Zealand for an earful of Kiwi indie-pop and if time allows perhaps a little prog rock about the moon. Ready?

Take a Chance on ¡DISCO ROTO!
June 5, 2014 8:00pm


Michele K-Tel plays NEW sndz from So Paulo afro-punk-jazz trio Met Met, Chicagos Dead Rider + Brooklyn transplants Sharon Van Etten and Mirah + Big Benefit @ Benders Happy Fangs Hype!

May 29, 2014 8:00pm


¡DISCO ROTO! goes all Marc Ribot to celebrate this weeks SFJAZZ residency of this jazz+noise+rock+twang+surf guitar maverick.

¡DISCO ROTO! w/ Michele K-tel
May 22, 2014 8:00pm


Tonight on DISCO ROTO! Michele K-tel presents new music from tUnE-yArDs, Nels Cline Singers, First Aid Kit + previews this weekends dreamy line-up at SF Popfest 2014.

KrOB covers for KtEL
May 15, 2014 8:00pm


May 1, 2014 8:00pm


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

¡DISCO ROTO! Gets Sweet
April 17, 2014 8:00pm


onight on DISCO ROTO! Michele K-tel gives a nod to upcoming RECORD STORE DAY festivities w/ solo newness from local pro-vinyl troubadour Kelley Stoltz + yr chance to snag tix to see Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra in SF. Plus, we feed the chickens and get sweet with Peggy Lee, King Khan, The Julie Ruin and Hank Williams (among others).

¡DISCO ROTO! Dose of Sunshine
April 10, 2014 8:00pm


Tonight on DISCO ROTO! new avant jazz from the Chicago Underground Duo, Actress UK minimal techno and from Brazil > legend Caetano Veloso, hip-hop MC Karol Conka + Boogerins psychedelic tropicalismo. In the second hour, try a heavy duty dose of sunshine that peeks out from behind the SF fog.

April 3, 2014 8:00pm


The ladies of Happy Fangs (Rebecca Gone Bad + Jess) join Michele K-Tel to spin their favorite music, talk about show at Bottom of the Hill and maybe even sing an insta-acapella song (or two) based on your suggestions!

¡DISCO ROTO! Revs Up & Gets Out
March 27, 2014 8:00pm


Tonights themes? Departures and graveyards. Well balance out the grim with new (localish) sounds from Carla Bozulich, tUnE-yArDs, +/- along with Quantic, Polar Bear and wha? even a little polka.

March 20, 2014 8:00pm


This week follow Michele K-Tels audio trail through Austin, Texas and discover new sounds from Sylvan Esso, Lowell, Jambinai, The Wytches + reunited favorites Buffalo Daughter (!) plus random sidewalk run-ins with pizza themed Velvet Underground tribute acts.

K-Rob Fills in for K-Tel
March 13, 2014 8:00pm


¡DISCO ROTO! Or Thousands of Prizes 3.6.14
March 6, 2014 8:00pm


Michele K-tel plays new music from French-Chilean hip-hop goddess Ana Tijoux, solo acoustic Damon Albarn, a tUnE-yArDs MEGAMIX, UK-meets-Nigeria combo Ibibio Sound Machine, gamelan from drummer Glenn Kotche PLUS the first in the Merge Records 25th Anniversary single-of-the-month series "Or Thousands of Prizes"! Tonight's 7" selection? Mountain Goats do Ozzy. The website was down, but the podcast is up!

K-Rob Subs for K-Tel
February 27, 2014 8:00pm


K-Rob fills in for Michele K-Tel and even plays a little DISCO on this stimulus regressioned edition of DISCO ROTO.

¡DISCO ROTO! Rolls the Dice 2.20.14
February 20, 2014 8:00pm


Tonight! New music from Neneh Cherry, UK jazz outfit Polar Bear, indie-electro act the Notwist and nice Canadians OUGHT. Plus, Michele K-Tel ROLLS THE DICE with a set of loosely connected musical gambles.

February 13, 2014 8:00pm


This week> a DISCO ROTO Valentine full of XOs.

¡DISCO ROTO! Hops on the Horse
February 6, 2014 8:00pm


On tonight's edition --> Michele K-Tel celebrates the year of the HORSE along with new Yellow Ostrich, Tinarawin, German pianist Hauschka and Aussie slacker singer-songwriter -- Courtney Barnett.

¡DISCO ROTO! 1.30.14
January 30, 2014 8:00pm


On tonights edition > Michele K-Tel plays music from the first CIBO MATTO album in 15 years, exposes Bill Callahan in dub, salutes earnest folk hero Pete Seeger and takes a wee journey to Scotland with Alasdair Roberts, Withered Hand, King Creosote + Jon Hopkins and Mogwai.

January 23, 2014 8:00pm


On tonights edition > Michele K-Tel presents Neneh Cherrys new Four Tet produced project + the third release from Franc-o-phonic crooners The Limianas. Also get ready for a DISCO ROTO Rocket (#9) to the Planet Venus and a musical leap into the arctic vortex. Brrrrrr. Confused? Tune in and singalong to the snow.

¡DISCO ROTO! 1.9.14 ¡Feliz ao nuevo!
January 9, 2014 8:00pm


On this weeks edition > Michele K-Tel blares new music from Mogwai, Stephen Malkmus, French hurdy-gurdy maestro Valentin Clastrier and Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra, PLUS hops a freight train with The Cramps, Laura Veirs and Bonnie Prince Billy and gets HAPPY in the new year with mm, The Buzzcocks, Willem Brueker and Lee Scratch Perry. Feliz ao nuevo!

Michele K-Tel presenta ¡DISCO ROTO! Best of 2013
December 19, 2013 8:00pm


On this weeks edition, Michele K-Tel presents her Best of 2013 picks in a countdown race to #1. The question is will she make it?

Michele K-Tel presenta ¡DISCO ROTO! 12.12.13
December 12, 2013 8:00pm


This week’s edition –> Michele K-Tel spins NEW! Bailter Space + Blind Boys of Alabama + a mini-Ubu Dance Party in honor of the best. band. ever. Pere Ubu appearing at Slim’s next week. + benefit alert! Myra Melford @ the Piedmont Piano Company 12/13

Michele K-Tel presenta ¡DISCO ROTO! 12.4.13
December 5, 2013 8:00pm


Tonight’s edition –> a Special AKA salute to Nelson Mandela (RIP), NEW music from DOTT, Xiu Xiu covering Nina Simone, live Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Niger’s Tal National + Michele K-Tel celebrates the 80th anniversary of REPEAL DAY with a bunch of songs about booze.

Michele K-Tel presenta ¡DISCO ROTO! Thanksgiving 2013
November 28, 2013 8:00pm


On this week's edition --> Michele K-Tel presents "Reasons to be Thankful - Pt.2013" stuffed full of songs about mashed potatoes (hey!), PIE PIE PIE and other reasons to give thanks -- including being joined by special guest co-host DJ Lutinna! Gobble Gobble.

Michele K-Tel presenta ¡DISCO ROTO! 11.21.13
November 21, 2013 8:00pm


This week’s edition — Michele K-Tel plays new music from Death Grips, Thee Oh Sees, Gary Lucas, The Limiñanas…and maybe-maybe-maybe —> advance sounds from Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra’s upcoming 2014 release Fuck Off We Pour Free Light On Everything.

KrOB presenta ¡DISCO ROTO! 11.14.13
November 14, 2013 8:00pm


This week KrOB of Stimulus Progression Radio sits in and spins for Michele-Tel. Thanks KrOB!

¡DISCO ROTO! 11.7.13
November 7, 2013 8:00pm


On this week’s episode — Michele K-Tel spins new music from Psapp, Juana Molina, Boogarins and Bill Callahan, gets LAZY with Moe Tucker and Mochipet –> PLUS shines a jazz squonk spotlight on next week’s 11/13 performance with saxophonist Peter Brotzmann at SF’s Center for New Music.

October 31, 2013 8:00pm


Vampires, Werewolves & Ghosts, oh my! Your ghoulish guide Michele K-Tel leads the way through this MONSTER edition of DISCO ROTO.

Michele K-Tel presenta el quince episodio de ¡DISCO ROTO!
October 24, 2013 8:00pm


On this week’s episode of DISCO ROTO –> Michele K-Tel plays new music from Son Lux, Four Tet and Alex Chilton (recorded live during a power outage at The Knitting Factory in 1997) + Luscious Jackson sings about #1 bums (think J Lo). Stick around to the end and throw a few punches with Linda Thompson, Nick Cave, Ivor Cutler, Superchunk and more….ouch.

Michele K-Tel presenta el catorce episodio de ¡DISCO ROTO!
October 10, 2013 8:00pm


On this week’s episode of DISCO ROTO –> Michele K-Tel plays new music from Juana Molina, Luscious Jackson, Son Lux and the Red, Hot & Fela compilation (in tribute to the legendary Afrobeat pioneer), gives away tix to the Dodos concert @ Great American Music Hall on 10/16, PLUS gets LONELY with Danny Brown, Neo Boys, Barbara Manning and the blue yodeler Jimmie Rodgers. …and I think I heard a dog bark. Did you? Download the podcast to find out!

Michele K-Tel presenta el trece episodio de ¡DISCO ROTO!
September 26, 2013 8:00pm


On this week’s edition —> Michele K-Tel rolls out the red carpet for royalty (King Krule, King Tuff, King Khan & the Shrines) and goes Hardly Strictly DISCO ROTO crazy with a preview of the upcoming music explosion in Golden Gate Park. Did someone say “FREAKONS”?!?!?!?!

Michele K-Tel presenta el duodécimo episodio de ¡DISCO ROTO!
September 19, 2013 8:00pm


In this week's edition --> new music from Juana Molina, Joanna Gruesome, Ethiopian legend Mulutu Astake + adventurous jazz from Cuba's Roberto Fonseca and UK's Sons of Kemet. Join Michele K-tel as she takes a walk that turns into a run with Devon Sproule, Lulu, Ghislain Pourier and the Julie Ruin...which must be the reason she had a hard time pronouncing "Big Sur". Don't believe it? Download the podcast now!

Michele K-Tel presenta el undecimo episodio de ¡DISCO ROTO!
September 12, 2013 8:00pm


In this week’s episode of DISCO ROTO — new music! including the sweaty garage psych of King Khan & The Shrines, Múm’s Icelandic electronica, the Seattle she-ro multi-instrumentalist that is Amy Denio, plus the debut collaboration between Japanese pop artist Takako Minekawa and ex-Ponytail guitarist Dustin Wong. Also join Michele K-Tel as she “stays at home” with Emilíana Torrini, Elizabeth Cotton, R. Stevie Moore, Superchunk and others who would rather not leave their couches.

Michele K-Tel presenta el décimo episodio de ¡DISCO ROTO!
September 5, 2013 8:00pm


Celebrate DISCO ROTO’s new Thursday 8-10pm slot with the just-out-sounds of NZ’s Ghost Wave, Montreal’s Land of Kush, Deltron 3030′s scifi hip-hop, the still-riot-grrrl-after-all-these-years of The Julie Ruin, and experimental saxophonist Matana Roberts. Michele K-tel also mulls the meaning of life with the Dodos, First Aid Kit, R.L. Burnside, the Cool Ghouls plus calls out a few artists who are participating in International Cassette Store Day (!) on 9/7 (Volcano Choir, Los Campesinos & more). c30 c60 c90 go!

Michele K-Tel presenta el noveno episodio de ¡DISCO ROTO!
August 20, 2013 12:00am


On this week’s edition – Michele K-Tel plays the new kiwi sounds of Surf City, advance music from The Julie Ruin and Neko Case (including a rare Robyn Hitchcock cover!), celebrates la vida with Jagwar Ma, Vic Chesnutt, Le Tigre, k. McCarty AND Earl Sweatshirt plus salutes The Tiptons (those amazing ladies formerly known as the Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet) who will be performing @ Duende in Oakland’s Uptown district for TWO nights on 8/21+8/22. Disco Roto trophy for best new album title? Neko’s out-next-week “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You”. Exactly.

Michele K-Tel presenta el octavo episodio de ¡DISCO ROTO!
August 13, 2013 12:00am


In this week's edition -- Michele K-Tel presents NEW music from The Dodos, Jon Hopkins, Typhoon, WOOF and Superchunk, does the MAGIC CLAP with The Coup, Link Wray, Ella Fitzgerald, A Tribe Called Quest, Ikue reveals her all-time favorite record (shhhh)!

Michele K-Tel presenta el séptimo episodio de ¡DISCO ROTO!
August 6, 2013 12:00am


In this week's episode Michele K-Tel does the SHIMMY with Nancy Elizabeth, Bo Diddley, Múm and the Tall Dwarfs, pays tribute to master Tuvan throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar and plays NEW music from The Chills, Juliana Barwick, Chucho Valdés and more.

Michele K-Tel presenta el sexto episodio de ¡DISCO ROTO!
July 30, 2013 12:00am


On this week's edition -- Michele K-Tel recites the lyrics to Sun Ra's "Enlightenment", runs away to the CIRCUS with Tom Waits, Sonny & the Sunsets and (don't forget) The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet and, via a quick stop in Milwaukee, hails the golden state of California with Howlin' Wolf, Lia Rose and The Daredevil Christopher Wright.

Michele K-Tel presenta el quinto episodio de Disco Roto!
July 23, 2013 12:00am


In this week's edition of Disco Roto, Michele K-Tel remembers to play The Memories, takes an extended detour into garage rock, connects Foxygen to chicha, the 60's-era psychedelic cumbia music of Peru + decides that Neo Hip Hot Kiddies Community wins best band name of the night (sorry Cool Ghouls).

Al presentar cuarto episodio de Radio DISCO ROTO!
July 16, 2013 12:00am


In today's episode, Michele K-Tel explores the connection between Deerhoof and 70's African Funk, gets CRAZY with K.Flay, Spade Cooley and The Bug plus salutes the just-announced SF Jazz residency with guitarist Marc Ribot.

Al presentar tercero episodio de Radio DISCO ROTO!
June 25, 2013 12:00am


Al presentar tercero episodio de Radio DISCO ROTO! on Radio Valencia .FM. On this week's episode --> Bobby "Blue" Bland gets into trouble with The Replacements, The Funkees declare "Dancing Time" and your hostess Michele K-Tel attempts to pronounce Silje Nes (sorry Norway).

Al presentar el segundo episodio de Radio DISCO ROTO!
June 11, 2013 12:00am


This week Michele K-Tel breaks hearts with Dinah Washington, Catherine Irwin and Hank Williams plus dedicates a set to the jangling indie-pop of New Zealand (her favorite).

Al presentar el primer episodio de Radio DISCO ROTO!
June 4, 2013 12:00am


The debut of Disco Roto (aka Broken Record) on Radio Valencia. This week Michele K-Tel admits "I'm So Green" as she figures out all the knobs and things in the studio while spinning some of her favorite music from The Savages, Mount Kimbie, The Ink Spots, Laura Marling and more!

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