Thollem is a classically trained pianist with a love for the lo-fi as well, who’ll likely be bringing in thrift store half broken keyboards to apply his vast knowledge of musical possibilities to, completely on the fly. Thollem, who’ll be playing at the Portland Cinema Project tomorrow night. Thollem lives on the road, constantly collaborating and performing solo and expanding his music. We are thrilled to nab this opportunity to capture him having fun at the Saturday lunch hour!
Punkish Pre-Game Show Starting NOW! :
Playlist as it goes down! – Red Kross – “Lita Ford Blues” – Born Innocent; The Runaways – “Cherry Bomb” – The Best of…; Coffin Break – “Kill the President” – No Sleep Till the Stardust Motel; The Wipers – “Return of the Rat” – Hype! The Motion Picture Soundtrack
So to give the artists their due speed… Red Kross – “Linda Blair” – Born Innocent; The Runaways – “Born to Be Bad” – The Best of…; Coffin Break – “Just Say No…” – No Sleep Till the Stardust Motel; U-men – “Dig It a Hole” – Hype! Motion Picture Soundtrack
Frightwig – “My Crotch Does Not Say Go” – Wild Women Never Die… … They Just Dye Their Hair; Echo and the Bunnymen – “No Dark Things” – Heaven Up Here; The Cramps – “Caveman” – Psychedelic Jungle
Big Star – “You Get What You Deserve” – Radio City; Dolly Parton – “Here You Come Again” – Super Hits; (the) Melvins – “Grinding Process” – 10 Songs; SubArachnoid Space – “Slow Boat to China” – Delicate Membrane;Psychic TV – “Message from thee Temple” – Force the Hand of Chance
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?
Your 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.
Streaming Live in the PNW Noon Hour.
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.
Beachfront property on Mars and now even Pluto gets wet. Stephen Hawking says that E.T. wants to EAT you, and the latest word from the string theorists is that the Universe will just keep on expanding until the Ramones sound like a prog rock band.
Don’t worry you won’t live to have to hear that, even with the new life expansion nano-vitamin injections. But you will live to hear What’s This Called? cohost Austin Rich return to the KPSU studios from his explorations of the south end of the galaxy! The Eagle has landed and your host Ricardo Wang looks forward to sitting back in hyperspace and letting Austin run havoc on the turntables and decks. Though RW might launch a photon torpedo or two just for fun as well.
Streaming Like a Briney Martian Oasis.
01.) Genetic * Sonic Youth * Dirty
02.) Ziggy Stardust * The Moog Cookbook * Ye Olde Space Band: Plays the Classic Rock Hits
03.) Austin Rich & Ricardo Wang Break It Down For You
Journey Into Space (performed live by Austin Rich & Ricardo Wang)
04.) metallized excitements of our shared dreams of technology * Tärr * Tärr / Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III
05.) Operation Luna Episode 1 * Journey Into Space * BBC Radio (1953)
06.) Ricardo Wang & Austin Rich, LIVE!
07.) Piece 7 (Excerpt) * ALTO! * ALTO!
08.) Quadruple Penetration (chapters 1-4) * Overdose The Katatonic * Feel The Frequency: 2015 Norcal Noisefest Audio Compilation Document
09.) [untitled Side B] * L.A. Lungs * Rrest
10.) Driving Eyes Open * Bob Bucko Jr. * How to Fuck All Your Coworkers in One Sitting
12.) The Fallow Field of Vision * Dull Knife * Dull Knife
13.) Subtle Afterthoughts * Expo ’70 * Expo ’70 / Plankton Wat Split LP
14.) Total Massacre * Uneasy Chairs * Feel The Frequency: 2015 Norcal Noisefest Audio Compilation Document
15.) Heaven And Hell Part 2 [Excerpt] * Vangelis * Heaven And Hell
16.) metallized excitements of our shared dreams of technology * Tärr * Tärr / Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III
17.) Whipsnapper * Small Drone Orchestra * Feel The Frequency: 2015 Norcal Noisefest Audio Compilation Document
Today at Noon Pacific Standard Time on What’s This Called? I am thrilled to present Live in the KPSU studio, the delicate noise guitar stylings of Patrick Neill Gundran AKA Uneasy Chairs! Patrick is a member of many avant groups in the Seattle area including Colour Out of Space, the Rolling Blackouts, and Devil’s Club, but his solo outings have a special over the top energy that you won’t want to miss for brunch.
TODAY from Noon to 1 PM on What’s This Called? on KPSU.org you get the ultimate Nofest 8 preview for the day as Olympia’s bowed and stringed sensation Derek M Johnson,
as his trusty cello, and vast box of effects pedals make their first appears on the program in 9 years!
After that Derek MAY be one of the secret Dead Air Fresheners performing at the Nofest mainstage oustside in the historic St. John’s Square at 2:30 PM, and he will certainly be tearing up the stage inside at Slim’s from 7-8 PM.
Hard to believe it’s been nearly 5 years since the long running Bay Area experimental pioneers Big City Orchestra played on What’s This Called? but it really has!
BCO ended up enlisting some unmasked members of Dead Air Fresheners to help them play the KPSU studio with contact mics and processors.
Big City Orchestra, Live:
Track * Artist * Album
First Dream * Big City Orchestra * Daydreams of Night
Live on What’s This Called? * Big City Orchestra * KPSU
Interview * Big City Orchestra * KPSU
Church of the Sub Species (edit) * Big City Orchestra * Church of the Sub Species
Live on What’s This Called? * Big City Orchestra * KPSU
Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Standard Time on What’s This Called? your host Ricardo Wang says farewell to the long running program character actor and sound effects producer Tunacan Jones who is passing to the pastoral pastures of Spokane, Warshington. TJ, as his listeners and fans affectionately refer to him, has provided countless skits and commercials during the program as well as unsurmountable creaking chair and coffee percolating audio since he first became involved in the program in the late ’60s when he was fired from the Closet Radio show by Miss Rikki. Perhaps TJ’s most triumphant performance on WTC was as the absent Noah Mickens during this past year’s White Noise Christmas, where he magically became the popular PDX circus impresario for the entire podcast. In any case, this will be your last chance to catch TJ’s wacky shenanigans live on WTC before he retires to a life of agriculture and dedicated WoW playing! Shove aside those rumors he’s actually moving to Gresham and not Spokane, this is probably for real this time!
Goodbye Tunacan Jones:
Track * Artist * Album
Pink Turns to Blue (edit) * Husker Du * Zen Arcade
Tunacan Spokane Blues in D- * Tunacan Jones * Live on What’s This Called?
Goat Boat * The Giant Worm * Castings
Dogs and Cattle Prods * The Melvins * Tres Cabrones
Dying Diary * Sons of Amargosa * Pelucas! ep
Jungle Fever Part 3 * Von Helwig * Jungle Fever
Tunacan Spokane Blues in F- Meltdown * Tunacan Jones and the Wang Family * Live on What’s This Called?
Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Time on What’s This Called? your host Ricardo Wang is thrilled to welcome Kamal Sabran, visiting artist from Malaysia, performing with Eric Hausmann in their Space Gambus Experiment collaboration!
Kamal Sabrann is multidisciplinary yet sound plays a key role in his practice.
His instrument? The Gambus.
A qanbūs or gambus (Arabic: القنبوس is a short-necked lute that originated in Yemen and spread throughout the Arabian peninsula. Sachs considered that it derived its name from the Turkic komuz, but it is more comparable to the oud.
Eric Hausmann Music is no stranger to What’s This Called? having performed on the show in Tres Gone, and Easter Island Project, as well as having tons of great solo recordings from his Spilling Audio label in semi-regular rotation.
(Unfortunately, this recording is incomplete, and only contains the first half of the performances.)
What’s This Called? is thrilled to be closing out the 2nd ever KPSU All Night Broadcast this Saturday with our own 3 hour block of experimental crunchy goodness!
Set your alarms for 10 AM so you can hear all the great live sounds emitting from your listening device. Here’s the schedule of performers (all times are Pacific Standard Time, so adjust appropriately for your own time zone!):
This whole event is part of the KPSU Pledge Drive, which unlike other college/community stations doesn’t involve a lot of hitting you over the head every 5 minutes asking for money. If you like what you hear and want to support where you hear it, feel free to call (503) 725-5945 and your host Ricardo Wang will set you up with some rare recordings nobody else even has. Cool?
(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
Nathan Youngblood & Soriah – Recuerdos De Luna
Lustmord w/ Soriah – Grigori
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!
Ricardo Wang’s old friend and former KAOS dj from the Olympia, Washington days is in town from Milwaukee WI. I’m thrilled to bring Kait Moon (AKA DJ Glas) on What’s This Called? today in the Kpsu Portland studio as a guest writer. Kait came to PDX a few days ago to read at the Wayward Writers Group open mic and to pick up printed copies of her brand new book The LunaSea Scout Guide for Breastfeeding Families! Kait is going to read some on the air, share music and stories. Not to be missed!
The Final Spirit Love
Europe/Nirvana/Dead Air Fresheners
The Wizard of Oz
Wind from Nowhere
To Be an Angel Blind the Crippled Soul Divide
Nature of Illusion (excerpt)
Nature of Illusion
Trees and Ashes Sometimes Make Me Weightless
Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island
Selections from Scout Guide for Breastfeeding Families
Soriah will be giving his last Portland radio performance before moving to Tuva! Special 2 hour show with Jonathan Howitt providing percussion! Due to a tech glitch with the web stream, only the second hour was recorded, which includes this live performance!
And, for those of you who would like to see these performances, they will be posted (as they are rendered) to this very playlist:
Throbbing LIVE double drum and guitar loop madness set, and an interview to remember as well! Alto! from Portland live warming up for their gig at the free KPSU benefit at Slim’s in St. John’s TONIGHT!
Sonic Boom & Spectrum
What Came Before
Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra
Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth / Interstellar Low Ways
All the way from Russia this revolving noise rock quartet put on a highly original and exciting performance. Psych out and lose it all today on What’s This Called? as we welcome Live to the KPSU studio from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Time the mutated sound of Moscow, Russia’s Asian Women on the Telephone! Not to be missed!
Today on What’s This Called? from Noon to 1 PM Pacific time we present a live in-studio appearance from Bay Area spacey ethereal dream-pop duo Callow http://callow.bandcamp.com/. Never mind the blistering sun outside, pull the blinds, light a candle and drift off with us.
Our amps go up to 12. Today on What’s This Called? a live experience featuring the dulcet sounds ofOverdose the Katatonic direct from Seattle WA! Cuddle up next to the speakers and prepare for a pharmaceutical wash of white noise bliss…
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/