Friday, December 18, 2009

NO WAVE NO DIEGO: Sam Lopez and guests present SD Experimental Guitar Show

Today's show we had Sam Lopez from SD Noise / Zsa Zsa Gabor discussing the upcoming San Diego Experimental Guitar Show taking place at the Soda Bar. Nathan Aguilar was also present and we played various tunes from the artists performing at the show.

Click here to listen to the entire show!

Click here for more info on the SD Experimental Guitar show.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Eli Pechman performed this week at No Wave No Diego. The link for his interview and the entire performance can be found at the bottom of this post. Dig it.

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Friday, December 4, 2009


Here be the play list for this week's show. Be sure to check out the link at the bottom of the post for the mp3 of the whole show!

1. Alan Licht - Rabbi Sky [5 Permutations]
2. Christian Marclay and Elliott Sharp - Ghost Town
3. Toshimaru Nakamura & Sachiko M - Uninvited 1
4. Toshimaru Nakamura & Sachiko M - Unplaced 1

Click here to download the mp3 of the entire show!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Eli Pechman performing at No Wave No Diego Friday December 4th

Eli Pechman will perform at No Wave No Diego to promote the Other Ideas show at the Kava Gallery December 13th. Check out his myspace.


Friday, November 27, 2009


The link to download the entire show is at the bottom of this post!

1. Alfred Schnittke - Moz-Art a la Haydn
2. Sun Ra - Atlantis
3. Hair Police - Rattler's Echo
4. Greg Davis/Sebastien Roux - Paquet Surprise
5. Greg Davis/Sebastien Roux - To See the Wonderful World

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Friday, November 20, 2009


Check out our show and don't forget the link at the way bottom for the mp3!

1. John Adams - Nixon in China: Act 1, Scene 1
2. Axolotl - Untitled 3
3. Rhys Chatham - A Crimson Grail Part 2
4. Wold - Invocation of Fire
5. Wold - Invocation of Water
6. Valerio Cosi and Enzo Franchini - Part One

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Friday, November 13, 2009

NO WAVE NO DIEGO November 6th, 2009

Don't forget to check out the link at the bottom of the post!

1. The GerogerigegegeHer - Her Name's On My Cock
2. Karlheinz Stockhausne - Gesang der Jünglinge, for electronics &
taped boy's voice
3. Masonna - Anne (Parts 1 And 2)
4. Pierre Henry - Levitation
5. Unknown - Bossobe
6. Steve Reich - Clapping Music
7. Merzbow - Noritsukehousi

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Friday, November 6, 2009


Corigliano was the center piece for this weeks show and we played his entire first symphony. Check out the link at the bottom of the post for the link to download the entire show.

1. John Corigliano - Symphony No. 1
2. Tim Hecker - The Work of Art in the Age of Cultural Overproduction
3. Samka - sschr

Click here to download the entire show!

Shi Xinning

Great artist from Beijing:

Friday, October 30, 2009


From low-brow, to high-brow, we managed to cover a little bit of both and what's in between.

Be sure to download the show from the link below:

1. Ruins - Del Fanci Kant
2. John Wiese - Circle Snare (First Part)
3. Anthony Braxton & Derek Bailey - The First Set - Area 1
4. Pierre-Laurent Aimard - Music for Piece of Wood (by Reich)
5. Alva Noto - Xerox Phaser Acat 1
6. Ben Frost - Killshot

Download here!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


The archiving feature of KSDT is back in working condition, so be sure to check out the link to our show at bottom of this post so you can listen to it. We are also starting to use which lets files to be on the web for a much longer period of time.

1. Arrington de Dionyso - All Is On!
2. Arrington de Dionyso - Aion (Intuition and Science)
3. Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar
4. Merzbow - Requiem for the 259,000 quails culled at a farm in Toyohashi Part 3
5. Emeralds - Alive In The Sea Of Information

The link:
Click to here to download and listen to the show in mp3!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Back in Business

1. Wolves in the Throne Room - Vastness and Sorrow
2. Tim Hecker - 100 Years Ago
3. Tim Hecker - Sea of Pulses
4. Tim Hecker - The Inner Shore
5. John Cage - Imaginary Landscape No. 2
6. John Cage - Imaginary Landscape No. 4
7. Lotte Anker/Sylvie Courvoisier/Ikue Mori - Dancing Rooster Comp
8. Lotte Anker/Sylvie Courvoisier/Ikue Mori - Whistling Swan
9. Tetuzi Akiyama - Atheist
10. Tetuzi Akiyama - Mystification

Friday, July 31, 2009


Sorry! No link to actual show since said show was not recorded!

1. Andromeda Express Orchestra - Milky Way Fables
2. Anthony Braxton - Dedicated to Multi-Instrumentalist Jack Gell
3. Anthony Braxton - To Composer John Cage
4. Derek Bailey and The Ruins - Dhamzhai/Sytnniwa
5. AMM - Ailantus Glandulosa

Friday, July 10, 2009


1. Sunn O))) - Big Church
2. Nico Muhly - Keep In Touch
3. Petro Loa - No Rada No Rada
4. Axolotl - Untitled 1
5. Godfrey J Kola - Somalia!
6. Lucien Monbuttou - Kpiele

Sorry! No link to actual show since said show was not recorded!

Friday, July 3, 2009

No Wave No Diego Policy Changes!! And! Introducing FALD!

Attention! Attention! This just in!!

We here at the No Wave No Diego headquarters have reached a new policy which we will initiate immediately, by executive decree! If you have been following our programme, then you know that every week we focused on a specific theme in music(this very blog is a testament to that). But, if you listened really closely (or maybe from a distant), then you would have noticed that we tend to focus on "new" (AKA "extreme" AKA "experimental" AKA "avant garde", etc) music a great deal of the time. And, occasionally, we would also play music that is very accessible, commercial, and fun.

Thus, the plan is to split the show in TWO, like a schism. The first hour of show will be "pop" music oriented (we loosely define pop as anything that is "tonal"). That show, dubbed "fuck art, let's dance!", will be hosted on

As for No Wave No Diego, we will continue doing shows but we will now focus solely on "new" music. Hopefully this way it will make everyone happy!!!


Shoot away any questions, whatever!


HR of No Wave No Diego

Friday, May 22, 2009

KSDT updates

Just an update on what's been happening these past couple of weeks:

  • KSDT's site went down and we lost the electroacoustic show that we did (le sigh).

  • Last week KSDT had a little festival dubbed Shun God with tons of pretty good bands (obviously I'm biased towards my own duo M&M Blues)

  • Also, check out the upcomming show:

Friday, May 1, 2009


No Wave History:
1. Rock music becomes trendy because people think it sounds original and anti-establishment, though it is essentially tonal music with 4 chords.
2. Rock music becomes cliche and instead punk music becomes trendy because people think it sounds original and anti-establishment, though it is essentially tonal music with 4 chords.
3. Note bands like Ramones, Sex Pistols, Black Flag, the Clash, etc. are not too different from the Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, etc. (minus poor musicianship)
4. No Wave is the only genuine anti-art movement in this tradition.
The play list:
1. The Contortions - Dish It Out
2. The Contortions - Flip Your Face
3. The Contortions - Jaded
4. The Contortions - I Can't Stand Myself
5. Teenage Jesus and the Jerks - Burning Rubber
6. Teenage Jesus and the Jerks - The Closet
7. Teenage Jesus and the Jerks - Red Alert
8. Teenage Jesus and the Jerks - I Woke Up Dreaming
9. Mars - Helen Fordsdale
10. Mars - Hairwaves11. Mars - Tunnel
12. Mars - Puerto Rican Ghost
13. DNA - Egomaniac's Kiss
14. DNA - Lionel
15. DNA - Not Moving
16. DNA - Size
17. Theoretical Girls - Theoretical Girls (live)
18. The Static - My Relationship
19. 8-Eyed Spy - Motor Oil Shanty
20. Glenn Branca - Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar
21. Liquid Liquid - Cavern
22. ESG - Moody
23. Lydia Lunch - Atomic Bongos
24. Mars & DNA - Overture
25. Mars & DNA - I Awake
26. Ut - Evangelist
27. Ut - I.D.
28. Ikue Mori - Slush
29. Marc Ribot - Disposable Head
30. Marc Ribot - Clever White Youths
31. Swans - Take Advantage
32. Sonic Youth - The Burning Spear

Friday, April 24, 2009

Touch and Go

Touch and Go didn't just have a lot of bands, but a lot of GOOD bands. Phenomenal stuff. To this day, groups like Mi Ami and Crystal Antlers are interesting and original. Touch and Go is no longer around. We reviewed some of the best groups they supported for nearly three decades.

1. Blonde Redhead – For the Damaged
2. Blonde Redhead – Mother
3. Blonde Redhead – Untitled
4. Big Black – My Disco
5. Big Black – Grinder
7. Scratch Acid - Lay Screaming
8. Scratch Acid - Mary Had a Little Drug Problem
9. !!! - Pardon My Freedom
10. Rodan - Shiner
11. Rodan - Tooth Fairy Retribution Manifesto
12. Girls Against Boys - Rockets Are Red
13. Rapeman - Steak and Black Onions
14. Rapeman - Hated Chinee
15. Slint - Ron
16. Slint - Carol
17. Quasi - A Case of No Way Ou
18. The Jesus Lizard - Mouth Breather
19. The Jesus Lizard - Monkey Trick
20. June of '44 - The Dexterity of Luck
21. Polvo - Snowstorm in Iowa
22. Polvo - The Purple Bear
23. Shellac - My Black Ass
24. Shellac - Dog and Pony Show
25. Shipping News - Books on Trains
26. Killdozer - Hamburger Martyr
27. Don Caballero - Nicked and Liqued
28. Don Caballero - Rocco
29. Don Caballero - Subdued Confections
30. Mi Ami - New Guitar
31. Crystal Antlers - Vexation

Friday, April 17, 2009


Turntablism! Most equate turntablism with hip hop, dance clubs and cheesy beats. On our show we took an art music approach at turntablism. Indeed, music featured show the turntable as a serious art instrument with loads of potential and exploration.
1. John Cage - Imaginary Landscape No. 1
2. John Cage - Imaginary Landscape No. 2
3. Christian Marclay - Phonodrum
4. Christian Marclay - Smoker
5. DJ Spooky - Galactic Funk
6. Christian Marclay & Otomo Yoshihide - Derailment
7. Janek Schaefer - Thousand Camera Corona
8. Philip Jeck - Fanfares Over
9. Philip Jeck - Demolition
10. DJ Shadow - Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
11. Paul D. Miller - Prologue [The Duchamp Effect]
12. Paul D. Miller - Indra's Net [Song of the Circular Ruins Edit]
13. Christian Marclay/Elliott Sharp - Ghost Town

Friday, April 10, 2009

Jazz Standards

Jazz standards are standards for a reason. We played a lot of classic tunes done by the usual suspectes in jazz and some newer interpretations. Enjoy:
1. Miles Davis - Some Day My Prince Will Come
2. Duke Ellington and John Coltrane - Take the Coltrane
3. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Summertime
4. Billie Holiday - Willow Weep For Me
5. The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five
6. Charlie Parker - Ornithology
7. Charles Mingus - Better Get It In Yo' Soul
8. Miles Davis - Bye Bye Blackbird
9. Min Xiao-Fen - Ask Me Now
10. Leo Hahan - Polka Dots and Moonbeams
11. Wes Montgomery - Polka Dots and Moonbeams
12. Bill Evans Trio - Polka Dots and Moonbeams
13. Antonio Carlos Jobim - Insensatez
14. Ella Fitzgerald - All Through the Night
15. Ella Fitzgerald - Anything Goes
16.Jeff Parker - Pannonica
17. Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
18. Dizzy Gillespie - A Night in Tunisia
19. John Coltrane - Blue Train
20. Blossom Dearie - It Amazes Me

Friday, March 6, 2009

Post Rock

Ah, post rock. Just what does that mean? It was a lot trendier in the 90's to listen to this stuff, but with bands like Signal Hill and El Ten Eleven (not to mention giants like The Battles), post rock is making a slow revival. Woo hoo. Tune in to get a little feel.
1.Slint - Breadcrumb Trail
2.Gastr del Sol - For Soren Mueller
3.Mogwai - Like Herod
4.Tortoise - I Set My Face to the Hillside
5.Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls
6.Vibracathedral Orchestra - Your Head Shone Like a Stone
7.Do Make Say Think - Horns of a Rabbit
8.Unwound - Terminus
9.Sigur Rós - Untitled 4
10.Grouper - Second Skin/Zombin Wind
11.Talk Talk - Ascension Day
12.Physics - + O -
13.Aspects of Physics - Scene of Changery
14.El Ten Eleven - Jumping Frenchmen of Maine
15.El Ten Eleven - Paranoid Android
16.Stereolab - Neon Beanbag

2009 so far

A 2009 show already? Make no mistake, this is not a 2009-in-review show or anything of that sort. It is simply a selection of records released in 2009 so far. That's all. We are not claiming these are the best, the worst, etc. Just records from 2009. But this Wavves guy is pretty darn good (FYI: Wavves > Wavvves)

1. Zu - Ostia
2. Zu - Chthonian
3. Zu - Carbon
4. Zu - Beata Viscera
5. Wavves - Wavves
6. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Contender
7. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Come Saturday
8. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction
9. Black Dice - Nite Creme
10. Black Dice - Glazin
11. Black Dice - Earnings Plus Interest
12. Black Dice - Whirligig
13. Black Dice - La Cucaracha
14. Animal Collective - In the Flowers
15. Animal Collective - My Girls
16. Times New Viking - Call and Response (Pitchfork TV)
17. Iran - I Can See the Future
18. Iran - Buddy
19. Iran - I Already Know You're Wrong
20. Iran - Airport '99
21. Times New Viking - Hate Hate Hate (PItchfork TV)
22. Wavves - So Bored
23. Wavves - Beach Demon
24. Wavves - Weed Demon
25. Wavves - Untitled
26. Black Dice - Lazy TV

Music from/inspired-by Iran

Mehrdad went to Iran last Christmas and had a blast. As a result, this show focused on music from/inspired-by Iran. Sorry, no Iranian pop music (ew).

1. Hossein Alizadeh, Pejman Hadadi - Improvisation
2. Hossain Tehrani - Do Zarbi
3. Ramin Zoufonoun, Amirabbas Etemadzadeh, Jamshid Zarringhalam - Shur
4. Otomo Yoshihide - Persepolis (Remix)
5. Reza Vali - String Quartet No. 2
6. Merzbow - Persepolis (Remix)


You know who they are. They've only been releasing consistent recordings since the early 80's, but they are much more than Sonic Youth. Each Sonic Youth member participate in very active side projects that make Sonic Youth look like a side project. Here we look at a few of these.

1.Sonic Youth, Mats Gustafsson, Merzbow - Andre Sider Af Sonic Youth
2.Cat Power - We All Die
3.Glenn Branca - Lesson No. 1 For Electric Guitar
4.Free Kitten - DJ Spooky's Spatialized Chinatown Mix
5.Original Silence - Crepescular Refractions/Mystery Eye
6.Christian Fennesz, Jim O'Rourke, Peter Rehberg - Shinjuku Baby, Pt. 2
7.Thurston Moore - See-Through Play/Mate8.Thurston Moore - Hang Out

Thursday, January 22, 2009


'08 came and went! We played lots of music in 08. Had a few concerts (Battlehooch played a sick set, interviewed thee Oh Sees, and M&M Blues revolutionized the world, etc. etc.), a few avant-garde performances (Post-Thanksgiving free improv, performance of Cage's 4'33'', etc. etc.) and we played one horrible drone piece (yuck!).

Anyways, thank you for listening and your kind words about our show. Keeping this blog updated is tough stuff but we will try our best to keep going! More great shows coming up in 2009.

Oy vey!

Here is the link for some of our favorites from 08:

1.Vivian Girls - Where Do You Run To
2.Aufgehoben - Jederfürsich...
3.Xiu Xiu - Under Pressure
4.Excepter - Kill People
5.Q-Tip - Shaka
6.The Goslings - Brohm Bramin
7.Thee Oh Sees - Maria Stacks
8.Crystal Castles - Alice Practice
9.Gang Gang Dance - Bebey
10.Gang Gang Dance- First Communion
11.Flying Lotus - Camel
12.Fennesz - Saffron Revolution
13.Experimental Dental School - Microscope Lab Voices
14.Yellow Swans - Burnt Dub
15. Times New Viking - Teen Drama
16.Times New Viking - My Head
17.The Raveonettes - Aly, Walk With Me
18.Original Silence - Argument Left Hanging/Rubber Cement
19.Evangelista - The Blue Room
20.Evangelista - Truth Is Dark Like Outer Space
21.Deerhoof - Jagged Fruit