28 May 2011: Power Circus, LIVE!

28 May 2011: Power Circus, LIVE!

Today on What’s This Called?, I’m thrilled to host the Portland experimental convivial coterie Power Circus. If you’ve listened to the show a bit, you’ll recognize them from the Bogville Creature Feature soundtrack. The musical intimations of Meghann Rose, Jesse Reno and Lana Guerra today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Time Streaming Live from http://www.kpsu.org/

How Ghosts Affect Relationships His Name Is Alive Always Stay Sweet
When Mama Was Moth Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels
Fly Nick Drake Bryter Layter
LIVE Power Circus on What’s This Called?

14 May 2011: It’s After the End of the World

14 May 2011: It’s After the End of the World

Man On the Silver Mountain His Name Is Alive Always Stay Sweet
Outside the Trains Don’t Run On Time Gang of Four Solid Gold
No One is There Nico The Marble Index
Instruments of the Devil Artifact Shore Wiretapper 25
Death Dies Goblin Volume II 1975-1980
Escapades Sonic Youth SYR 9: Simon Werner A Disparu
Way Over the Rainbow Sun City Girls valentines from matahari
Fire and Smoke Taming the Outback 1986-1989
Heads Will Roll Echo and The Bunnymen Porcupine
Strange Phenomenon Jandek Living in a Moon So Blue
The Antigravitational Sense Of Nothingness my cat is an alien Wiretapper 25
We’ll Hang For That Swans Body to Body, Job to Job
Weeping Throbbing Gristle D. O. A.
Tenderness of Wolves Coil Scatology
Eggs In The Head (excerpt) Upside Down Umbrella Drinking The Goats Blood

7 May 2011: Pledge Drive Week 2 (No Recording)

7 May 2011: Pledge Drive Week 2 (No Recording)

Shows that play the kind of music you hear on What’s This Called? are rare even on college and community stations (and non-existent anywhere else). When a station has one it’s usually on at 3 AM sometime in the middle of the week.

NOT at KPSU though. For 6 years running, KPSU has been bold enough to let me doWhat’s This Called? on Saturdays at Noon Pacific Time, a slot most community station fill with the likes of Car Talk, bluegrass music, and Prairie Home Companion. Even in other time zones WTC is still on earlier than experimental music shows ever get to be (8 PM in merry old England for instance!) In broad daylight you get to hear the likes of Merzbow, Crank Sturgeon, John Cage, Sun Ra, Sun City Girls, and Marlo Eggplant, something unheard of practically anywhere else in the world. Nothing assures this continue more than when you pledge support to KPSU during or on behalf of What’s This Called?
Today, I am featuring scads of new and new-to-me music from the likes of Sonic Youth (SYR 9!), His Name is Alive, Taming the Outback and Sylvi Alli. I also have generous Thank You Gifts for those that contribute to keep the ship afloat including 2 CD sets from Beta-lactam Ring Records artists for a mere $25 pledge (choose from Legendary Pink Dots, Earthmonkey, Pepe Wismeer, and Tecumseh, or a single cd from Ilitch for a $15 pledge!) Plus anyone who pledges and is in or can visit Portland gets free gelato from Legong Gelato in St. John’s.
If anybody would like to claim one of those gifts NOW you can pledge right at http://www.kpsu.org, then just message my Facebook page with which cds you want!
Thanks to KPSU for giving the show a stable and dependable home since 2005, and thanks to YOU for making that possible!

Theme de Laetitia Sonic Youth SYR 9: Simon Werner A Disparu
Why People Disappear His Name Is Alive Always Stay Sweet
How to be a Werewolf Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Through the Veil Sylvi Alli Vessel
Crack in Your Brain (Westworld) Taming the Outback 1986-1989
Heart of Darkness Pere Ubu Datapanik in the year zero
I Did Crimes for You Deerhoof Vs. Evil
June Fifth Paco Jones Radio
Worlds Approaching Sun Ra Strange Strings