Disco Roto


October 30, 2018
8:00 pm

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.

“The Haunted House” Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House
Ghost Funk Orchestra “The Death Waltz” Double EP Tape
Low “Dancing and Blood” Double Negative
Ty Segall “Despoiler Of Cadaver” Freedom’s Goblin
The Flamin’ Groovies “Slow Death” Groovies Greatest Grooves

Heaven’s Gate Intro.
TV On the Radio “Wolf Like Me”
Kelly Stoltz “Pictures on My Wall”
NOSOTRÄSH “Mi Pequeño Frankenstein” 7″
Charles Mintz & Scrappy Cartoon “I’m A Ghost”
Daniel Johnston “A Ghostly Story” Artistic Vice
Chilling Sounds of the Haunted House “Screams And Groans”

Twin Steps “Son of Sam” 7″
Frank Zappa & Bob Guy “Dear Jeepers”
Magnetic Fields “Zombie Boy”
The Cramps “Zombie Dance” Songs The Lord Taught Us
Jazz Butcher “Zombie Love” Bath of Bacon

Chilling Sounds of the Haunted House “The Martian Monster”
Sonny & the Sunsets “Green blood”
Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo “Texas Man Abducted By Aliens For Outer Space Joy Ride” Strange But True
Meridian Brothers “Salsa Del Zombie (Perseguido Por Alegres Buitres)” Desesperanza

Peaches “Tombstone Baby”
Pixel Stiffs “Death of the Party”
Ghost Funk Orchestra “Evil Minds” Something Evil
Captain Beefheart “Evil Is Going On (1966 Live)” Grow Fins [Rarities 1965-1982]
Grinderman “Evil”
ChemTrails “Watch Evil Grow” Calf of the Sacred Cow

Jenny Hval “Female Vampire” Blood Bitch
Spooky Mansion “Torture” Alright”

Marc Ribot & Ohene Cornelius “Rata de dos Patas” Songs Of Resistance 1942 – 2018


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¡DISCO ROTO! Hops a Night Train #bananas

October 16, 2018
8:00 pm

On this edition Michele K-tel sees what’s new w/ NENEH CHERRY, MOUNTAIN MAN, JERUSALEM IN MY HEART and welcomes back that wonderful beast CALVIN JOHNSON (+ hops a night train full of bananas) Are We Ready?

Calvin Johnson “Are We Ready?” A Wonderful Beast
Mi Ami “African Rhythms” Africafunk: The Original Sound of 1970’s Funky Africa
Lee “Scratch” Perry “Magic Music” Who Put The Voodoo `Pon Reggae?
June Christy “The Magic Gift” The Ballad Collection

Neneh Cherry “Shot Gun Shack” Broken Politics
Irreversible Entanglements “Projects” Irreversible Entanglements
Animal Collective “Moonjock” Centipede Hz
Mountain Man “Moon Magic” Ship

Cat Power “In Your Face” Wanderer
Sam Phillips “How Much Is Enough” World on Sticks
The Other Years “Talkeetna” The Other Years
maarja nuut & ruum “Mahe” muunduja
Marielle V Jakobsons “Star Core” Star Core
Jerusalem In My Heart “Thahab, Mish Roujou'” Thahab Daqa’iq Tudaiq

Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate “Music & Science Lovers” Time Boom X De Devil Dead
The Melodians “Last Train to Expo.’67” Sweet Sensation: The Best of The Melodians
Robyn Hitchcock “I Often Dream Of Trains” I Often Dream Of Trains In New York
The Magnetic Fields “Fear Of Trains” The Charm Of The Highway Strip
Freakwater “Little Black Train” Old Paint
Gun Club “Black Train” Fire of Love
Peggy Lee “Waitin’ For The Train To Come” In The Capitol Collector’s Series
The Roches “The Train” The Roches
Primal Scream “Last Train”


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October 9, 2018
8:00 pm

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! 🎶📻

Meridian Brothers y Grupo Renacimiento “La Policia”
Blanca Rosa Gil “Estoy Decepcionada” Las Voces Del Siglo
Me and My Friends “High As The Sun” Look Up
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band Odoo Be Ba Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band

Sons of Kemet “My Queen Is Albertina Sisulu” Your Queen Is A Reptile
Thumbscrew [Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson] “Saturn Way” Ours
Sun Ra & His Astro-Intergalactic Infinity Arkestra “Journey To Saturn” Singles
Sunwatchers + Eugene Chadbourne “I Felt Like a Gringo” 3 Characters

Mountain Man “Fish” Magic Ship
Low “Disarray” Double Negative
Sam Phillips “Continuous Limit” World on Sticks
maarja nuut & ruum “Käed-mäed” muunduja
Roy Montgomery “Rain Bird (feat. She Keeps Bees)” Suffuse
The Other Years “Adaline” The Other Years

The Chills “Easy Peasy” Snow Bound
Shirley Horn “Nice N Easy” Live At The 1994 Monterey Jazz Festival
Anna Hillburg “I Can’t Get Free” REALLY REAL
The Halo Benders “Freedom Ride” God Don’t Make No Junk
The Ink Spots “The Best Things in Life Are Free” Greatest Hits
Robert Wyatt “At Last I Am Free” Compilation

The Mekons “Mirror” Me
Chris Knox “Mirror Mirror” Songs Of You & Me
Here Comes The Here Comes “I’ll Be Your Mirror” The Velvet Underground & Nico by Castle Face and Friends
Deerhoof Mirror Monster La Isla Bonita
Eleanor Friedberger “She’s A Mirror” Personal Record
Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid “Mirrors” Tongues



Hardly Strictly ¡DISCO ROTO!

October 2, 2018
10:00 pm

It’s a HARDLY STRICTLY DISCO ROTO as Michele K-tel takes a peek at just a few of the 60+ acts performing FOR FREE this weekend in Golden Gate Park –> including a Robyn Hitchcock Electrospective, Nick Lowe w/ Los Straitjackets surf backup, Chilean rapper turned folk chanteuse Ana Tijoux, Texas legend Roky Erickson, Bay Area Bluegrass Badass Molly Tuttle + the return of the QUEEN (!) Mavis Staples. Get ready!

Matador Soul Sounds “Get Ready” Get Ready
Jon Langford & Sally Timms “Anything Can Happen’ Songs Of False Hope And High Values
Roky Erickson “I Pledge Allegiance” Never Say Goodbye
Los Lobos “Peace (Live)” Just Another Band From East L.A.
Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets “(I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass (Live)” The Quality Holiday Revue

Robyn Hitchcock “I Wanna Destroy You” Sawyer Sessions
Hurray for the Riff Raff “Pa’lante” The Navigator
Emmylou Harris “Take That Ride”
I’m With Her “I-89” See You Around
Mavis Staples “I’ll Take You There (live)” Hope at the Hideout

Ani DiFranco “Which Side Are You On (live)” Live In Charlottesville
Steve Earle “Conspiracy Theory” Jerusalem
Sera Cahoone “Nervous Wreck” Deer Creek Canyon
Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Stealin’ Stealin'” Downey to Lubbock
Dale Watson “A Day at a Time”

Vetiver “Time Flies” By Complete Strangers
Jeff Tweedy “Some Birds” Warm
Roky Erickson w/ Okkervil River “Think of as one” True Love Cast Out as Evil
Robert Finley “Get It While You Can Goin’ Platinum!
Aki Kumar “Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo” Hindi Man Blues
Ana Tijoux “Somos Sur” Vengo
ANA TIJOUX presenta ROJA Y NEGRO “Calaveritas (RGP Live Sessions)”

Molly Tuttle “Super Moon” Rise
Jon Langford & Sally Timms “Dark Sun” Songs Of False Hope And High Values
Buddy Miller & Emmylou Harris “Why I’m Walkin'”The Majestic Silver Strings
Marc Ribot, Steve Earle & Tift Merritt “Ain’t Gonna Let Them Turn Us Round” Songs Of Resistance 1942 – 2018


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September 25, 2018
8:00 pm

On this edition Michele K-tel to plays the usual DISCO ROTO favorites along w/ new TUNNG, the sonic slowcore of Duluth’s Low, UK act Sauna Youth + jazz trio Thumbscrew + a dose of The Scientists — on their first ever US tour and making a stop in SF on Sunday!

Playlist 9.25.18

Peggy Lee “From Now On” C’est Magnifique
Low “Always Trying To Work It Out” Double Negative
Pere Ubu “Real World” Datapanik in the Year Zero: 1975-1977
Tunng “Dream In” Songs You Make at Night

Marc Ribot, Sam Amidon & Fay Victor “How To Walk In Freedom” Songs Of Resistance 1942 – 2018
Deerhoof “Freedom Highway” Mountain Moves
Ty Segall “Freedom”
Bill Callahan “Free’s” Apocalypse
Fellow Travellers “Freedom To Be Poor” Just A Visitor
Curtis Mayfield “Wild And Free” Curtis! (Deluxe Edition)

The Chills “Lord Of All I Survey” Snow Bound
Sauna Youth “Unreal City” Deaths
The Jam “In The City” At The BBC
Big Boys “In The City” The Skinny Elvis
Waco Brothers “Wickedest City” Do You Think About Me?
Daddy Issues “Pissed” Fuck Marry Kill

Scientists “This is my happy hour” Blood Red River
Scientists Swampland (1986) Weird Love
Scientists “When fate deals its mortal blow” Blood Red River
Scientists “Shake (Together Tonight)” 1979 Frantic Romantic
Beasts Of Bourbon “Psycho” (1988) The Axeman’s Jazz
Kim Salmon & the Surrealists “Lightning Scary”

Ty Segall “I’m A Man” Fudge Sandwich
Lee Fields & The Explorers “I’m The Man” The Soul Fire Box Set: Rare Sides
Killdozer “A Man’s Gotta Be A Man” Intellectuals are the Shoe Shine Boys of the Ruling Elite
Moe Tucker “I’m Waiting For The Man” I Spent a Week There the Other Night
The Residents feat. Snakefinger “This Is A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” Live In The USA 13th Anniversary Show (RIP HARDY FOX)

Maarja Nuut & Ruum “Haned kadunud” Muunduja
Thumbscrew [Michael Formanek / Tomas Fujiwara / Mary Halvorson] “Snarling Joys” Ours



¡DISCO ROTO! Ethio-Jazz + NZ Groove

September 11, 2018
8:00 pm

On this edition: Michele K-tel spins 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 + win tix to see Ethio-Jazz legend Hailu Mergia at The Chapel in SF 9/23 + 9/24.

The Boswell Sisters “Rarin’ to Go” Syncopating Harmonists from New Orleans
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids “Tinoge” An Angel Fell
Makaya McCraven “Black Lion (feat. Dezron Douglas)” Universal Beings

Marc Ribot & Meshell Ndegeocello “The Militant Ecologist (based on Fischia II Vento)” Songs Of Resistance 1942 – 2018
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog “Rawhide” YRU Still Here?
Marisa Anderson “Surfacing” Cloud Corner

The Chills “Complex” Snowbound
Best Bets “All Roads Lead Back” Life Under The Big Top (Melted Ice Cream)
Wax Chattels “Stay Disappointed” Wax Chattels
Roy Montgomery “Landfall (feat. Liz Harris)” Suffuse
Tiny Ruins “How Much” single

Hailu Mergia “Anchihoye Lene” Lala Belu
Walias Band “Kalatashew Akal”
Mulatu Astatke “Soul Power” Racubah (A Collection of Modern Afro Rhythms)
Hailu Mergia “Lala Belu” Lala Belu

Angel Olsen “Drunk And With Dreams” Strange Cacti EP
Angel Olsen (solo) “Whole New Mess” (Courtrai, Avril 2018)
Fuck “Leave My Body” Album
Pram “Mayfly” Across The Meridian

The Mountain Goats “Song for Ted Sallis” Hex of Infinite Binding EP
Ava Luna “Set It Off” Moon 2
Alba & The Mighty Lions “Esperando” La Verdad
Accordion Tribe “0` 0” Lunghorn Twist

Hailu Mergia “Hailu”


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September 4, 2018
10:56 pm

Michele K-tel returns to Tuesdays w/ NEW experimental pop from PRAM, the pagan gospel soul of serpentwithfeet, Estonian duo Maarja Nuut + RUUM, SF indie oldsters FUCK (the band) a song of Resistance from Marc Ribot & Steve Earle PLUS a mini 65th b-day🎂🎉🎈 salute to that cranky 🎷NYC composer #JohnZorn Ready?

Alba & The Mighty Lions “La Verdad” 7″
Cuco “Summertime Hightime (feat. J-kwe$t)” Chiquito EP
Fuck “Bossy Nova” The Album
Quarteto Em Cy O “Canto De Ossanha Brazil” Bossa Beat ! Bossa Nova And The Story Of Elenco Records, Brazil
Geoff Soule “They Are In The Gate” A Dialogue Between Feminine Wisdom And Masculine Uncertainty

Pussy Riot “Straight Outta Vagina (feat. Desi Mo & Leikeli47)” XXX
Serpentwithfeet “messy” Soil
Jonathan Richman “Cerca” I, Jonathan

Maarja Nuut & Ruum “Muutuja” Muutuja
Automatisme “Bureau 1” Transit
Sam Amidon and Sam Gendel “Mental Notes” 3 songs for J/H
The Stranglers “Hey! (Rise Of The Robots)” Black And White
Lars Hollmer “Humanoid Robottango” XII Sibiriska Cyklar & Vill Du Höra Mer
Looper “My Robot” The Geometrid
The Saints “International Robots” All Times Through Paradise

John Zorn / Banquet of the Spirits “Yesod” Hekhalot Rabbati (The Book Beriah)
Banquet of the Spirits “Chamie” Caym: The Book Of Angels Vol. 17
Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet “Gongs and Bells” Sing Landfall
Pram “Ladder to the Moon” Across The Meridian

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels “Unsuffer Me” Vanished Gardens
Marc Ribot, Steve Earle & Tift Merritt “Srinivas” Songs Of Resistance 1942 – 2018


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¡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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