07 January 2017 (Snow day)

Fearing white death from above (and also fearing our fellow Portlanders on the road as the minimal frosting of snow hit, seriously 1/2 an inch here = 2 feet anywhere else…) we opted to do What’s This Called? an hour early this week. Snowplows were literally pacing up and down the streets in anticipation.

Stream and/or Download the Snowy Show!

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Playlist: Artist – “Thang” – Where From?:
Nocturnal Habits – “Back to Snowdonia” – New Skin for Old Children
ALTO! – “Piece Seven (excerpt)” – Tour Cassette
Derek M Johnson Love – “KPSU Set 1 (excerpts)” – Cello Sampler
Fischkopf Sinfoniker – “I’m Pretty Sick” – Soundcloud
Marlo Eggplant – “Identity vs. Role Confusion” – Internal External
Sun Ra – “The World of the Invisible” – Cymbals
LIquid Letters (China Star) – “Crystal Drone” – 12″
Can – “Oh Yeah” – Tago Mago
 La STPO – “IceMesAmis” (blrrrecords.com excerpt)” – Le Combat Occulte
Sudden Infant – “Beautiful Tile” – Psychotic Einzelkind

31 December 2016 (What’s This METAL?)

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Longtime What’s This Called? cohost and webhost Austin Rich and his wife Marla suffered a horrible theft on Christmas day while moving and were robbed of several thousand dollars of possessions including computers and all of Austin’s recording equipment. I’ll post the link below to the fundraising site where our community is banding together to try to help recoup some small portion of their losses.

Meanwhile in What’s This Called? land, the show must go on, and I’ve decided to close out the grim reaper year of 2016 with a special tribute to Yet Another Pope Austin Rich called What’s This METAL? 

Stream or Download It Like an Axe Grinder, A Pile Driver…

And every time you bang your head click the link below and give a little: Austin and Marla’s Robbery Rescue Fund!

Playlist As The Hammer Fell: Band – “Song” – Album/Gig

Black Sabbath – “Into the Void” – Master of Reality

Diamond Head – “Helpless” – Lightning to the Nations

The Runaways – “Wasted” – Old Grey Whistle Test 1977

Judas Priest – “Victim of Changes (Live)” – Unleashed in the East

Accept – “Fast As a Shark” – Restless and Wild

Motorhead – “Overkill” – Overkill

Crazy World of Arthur Brown – “Fire” – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Metallica (Cliff Burton) – “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth” – Kill ‘Em All

Iron Maiden – “Wrathchild” – Killers

Budgie – “Crash Course in Brain Surgery” – Squawk!

Voivod – “Astronomy Domine” – Nothingface