21 March 2015: Tunacan Jones turns 50 LIVE

11082473_973794299328139_9204434502883314222_n21 March 2015: Tunacan Jones turns 50 LIVE

Saturday, March 21st from noon to 1 PM Pacific Time, we spring into celebration as Tunacan Jones turns 50 LIVE on What’s This Called? That’s right, Portland’s favorite napping guest star is taking on the big 5-0 publicly and with the dignity you’ve come to expect from him.

11082459_974024339305135_6879398361291458747_nYes there will be music! Streaming audio goodness from the likes of They Keep to Themselves, Crank Sturgeon, Akero – Jedi girl, Blonde Redhead, Luigi Russolo, Tuxedomoon, ARU, Remora, Half Japanese,Jandek, and MORE! (well maybe not much more because when Tunacan gets to talking…)


Tuxedomoon “No Tears”
Blonde Redhead “Jetstar”
Remora “Slow Ghost”
1/2 Japanese “Lucky Town”
Fritzi Massary
Number Girl “I Don’t Know”
Buck Owens
ARU “Perfect Horizon”
Jandek “Down Clown”
Crank Sturgeon
Akero “Maiden’s Grave”
Burt Bacharach “Raindrops Falling”

14 March 2015: Soriah, LIVE!

Soriah14 March 2015: Soriah, LIVE!

(Note: This is a heavily trunkated version of the broadcast, which has been lost, unfortunately.  This recording contains both performances by Soriah, with a small story told by him that was not included as part of the original broadcast.  The playlist that follows is from the lost broadcast.)  


“Daglarym” by Uger-Khan from Songs of the Masters
“And Slowly Fell My Ocean Drone” by Sevens Collective
Chad Organica in A Minor
Soriah Live
Nathan Youngblood & Soriah – Recuerdos De Luna
Lustmord w/ Soriah – Grigori

Austin’s MyFacester+ & Twinsti-Risto-Grammaphone Photoset


13 December 2014: Bruce Pavitt Interview! (Retrocast)

Bruce Pavitt

Bruce Pavitt

13 December 2014: Bruce Pavitt Interview! (Retrocast)

Your host Ricardo Wang has the pleasure of interviewing the founder of the Sub Pop fanzine and subsequent record label Bruce Pavitt. Bruce has a new book that celebrates the early zine and radio show days of Sub Pop, and we’ll hear some selections from Sub Pop 5 one of his earliest cassette zines.

What’s Important Beakers Sub Pop 5
Kill Yr. Idols Sonic Youth Sub Pop 100
Come Out Tonight Steven Jesse Bernstein Sub Pop 200
Gila U-Men Sup Pop 100
Digital Alarm Steve Fisk Sup Pop 5
Job Club Jungle Nausea Sup Pop 5
Untitled Steve Fisk Sup Pop 200
Spy vs. Spy Pell Mell Sup Pop 5
Pajama Party in a Haunted Hive Beat Happening Sub Pop 200
Interview Bruce Pavitt On What’s This Called?
Lifespan Embarrassment Sub Pop 5
Debbie Bruce Pavitt Sub Pop 5
Nothing to Prove Wipers Sub Pop 100
Gonna Find a Cave Girl Trouble Sub Pop 200