23 April 2016: Big Tom the Lithuanian’s Lo-fi Lounge

23 April 2016: Big Tom the Lithuanian’s Lo-fi Lounge

Set your listening device for the triumphant return of Big Tom the Lithuanian’s Lo-fi Lounge from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time on What’s This Called?

Y16 - 1our host Ricardo Wang is very excited to bring Big Tom the Lithuanian and his keyboard down from Olympia to cut loose in the KPSU.org dj booth (with subtle noise accompaniment by members of the Dead Air Fresheners) for a non-stop hour of on the fly gonzo synth shenanigans.

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Tom will attempt to play any request you call in during the show to: (503) 725-5945

Big Tom’s pedigree of artists he has performed alongside in the NW is staggering but includes the likes of Green Tea, Blood Paradise, Behead the Prophet No Lord Shall Live, the aforementioned Dead Air Fresheners, and the Kelsie Love Experience. He’s even played alongside Conrad Keely from …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead in a reggae band in the early ’90s! However, the incarnation of Big Tom that many fans especially love is “the crazy street keyboard guy”, which is what we seek to recreate and reconstruct in the KPSU sub-basement this joyful Saturday lunch hour.


7 February 2015: Big Tom the Lithuanian with the Dead Air Fresheners

7 February 2015: Big Tom the Lithuanian with the Dead Air Fresheners

Legendary Olympia WA performer Big Tom the Lithuanian was slated to bring his music to the live broadcast of What’s This Called? on KPSU in Portland. Unfortunately a very real mudslide in Kelso WA held up Tom’s train and he bussed in to the Vancouver WA Amtrak station far too late to make it to KPSU. Your host Ricardo Wang did not admit defeat though, and enlisted the filmmaking genius of Ryan Ray and the musical back up of Dead Air Fresheners to make a very special video podcast of Big Tom the Lithuanian’s Lo-fi Lounge!