26 March 2016

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Spring into this week’s live foray into sounds of otherness from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time, What’s This Called? on KPSU.org

Streaming Live Like a Sun Break.

On Tap: Okay Molg, Terry Riley, Suzanne Ciani, Sea Charms, Holger Czukay, :Eaton Flowers, Stefano Musso, Butthole Surfers and MORE!



Opening up with: Jandek – “The Distance Is Gone” – Portland Thursday

Eaton Flowers – “Fractalife” – SadoDamascus Winter Copulation 2016; Suzanne Ciani – “The Fifth Wave: Water Lullaby” (1982); Terry Riley – “Dream Music / Keyboard Study #2 (excerpt)” (1967)

Sea Charms – “Shift262” – SadoDamascus Winter Copulation 2016; Muslimgauze – “Opiate and Mullah” – Gun Aramaic; Butthole Surfers – “Revolution part 2” – Piouhgd

Okay Molg – “Longwalknow” – SadoDamascus Winter Copulation 2016; Holger Czukay – “Persian Love” (1979); Stefano Musso – “In the Labyrinth Garden (excerpt)”


19 March 2016

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Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time is the 484th episode since What’s This Called? moved to KPSU in 2005!

Streaming Live for your pleasure.

On Tap: Dead Moon (goodbye Andrew Loomis), brand new Iggy Pop,
Seattle’s horned collective Fhtagn, New Zealand noise rockers The Biscuits, NZ experimenter Tangent, ’80s Seattle aleatory ensemble Savant, the late great Sun City Girls, dub pioneer Scientist, the legendary Jarboe and (possibly) MORE!

It’s in the trees, it’s coming…



At the Top: Dead Moon – “Graveyard” – In a Graveyard; “Unknown Passage” – Crack in the System; “40 Miles of Bad Road” – Echoes of the Past

Savant – “The Neo-Realist”- Artificial Dance; The Biscuits – “Trick” – soundcloud; Fhtagn – “Rots (Ryan mix)” – Bandcamp

Iggy Pop – “American Valhalla” – Post-Pop Depression; Tangent – “Twitch” – Sweet Release; Jarboe – “To Forget” – The Men Album

The Berg Sans Nipple – “Mystic Song” – Along the Quai; Sun City Girls – “Cooking with Satan” – Box of Chameleons; Scientist – “Every Dub Shall Scrub” – Scientific Dub

Closing with: Hüsker Dü – “Turn On the News” – Zen Arcade

12 March 2016

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Join us Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time TODAY on KPSU.org where your host Ricardo Wang brings What’s This Called? Live and Streaming.

On Tap: Tuxedomoon (goodbye Bruce Geduldig), New Amy Denio, E.E. Cummings, Art Blakey, Zoviet France, Daniel Menche, Pink Fairies, Mahler Haze, Death, and More!



Out the Gate: Pink Fairies – “Do It” – Pretty Vacant, Mojo Presents 15 Pre-Punk Nuggets; E.E. Cummings – “Spring is like a perhaps hand” – The Voice of the Poet

Tuxedomoon – “Desire” – Desire; “No Tears” – single

Art Blakey – “Feast” – Holiday for Skins; Mahler Haze – “Rock Skimmer” – psithurism

Amy Denio – “Earth Slows Down” – ReverbNation; Death – “Politicians in My Eyes” – Pretty Vacant, Mojo Presents 15 Pre-Punk Nuggets

Daniel Menche – Raw Cello Session (excerpt) – Raw Cello Sessions; :zoviet*france: – A Duck in a Tree (excerpt) – A Duck in a Tree; E.E. Cummings – “My father moved in dooms of love” – Voice of the Poet


5 March 2016

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TODAY Noon-1PM PST on KPSU.orgWhat’s This Called?:
Smog, Broadcast, Squarepusher, Hafler Trio, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Liquid Liquid, Sonic Youth (Fall cover), Flying Lotus, Pro Ex Marauders, Scientist, The Soft Boys, Azalia Snail, Gullwing
Stream Across the Solar Bridge.
Smog – “I Could Drive Forever” – Knock Knock; Broadcast – “You And Me in Time” – Tender Buttons…
“Ruin” – Music Is Rotted One Note; Hafler Trio – “All Largely Propoganda” – Bang!: An Open Letter…
Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Big Balls” – Guarapero: Lost Blues 2; Liquid Liquid – “Eyes Sharp” – Liquid Liquid; Space 1999 excerpt – “Cell Life Deceased”; Sonic Youth – “Psycho Mafia” – Peel Session on October 19, 1988.
Flying Lotus – “Drips/Auntie’s Harp” – Cosmogramma; Pro Ex Marauders (Deanne McAdams) – “Wash Hands” – Austin TX Recordings Vol. 1; Scientist – “Super Nova Explosion” – Scientist Meets the Space Invaders…
The Soft Boys – “Human Music” – A Can of Bees; Azalia Snail – “Teenage Bedroom side B” – Teenage Bedroom; Gullwing – “Shaker” – MySpace Download!