What's This Called?

Ricardo Wang

Saturday 2PM-4PM

What's This Called? began in Olympia WA at KAOS FM in 1993 and ran there until 2003. After a two year hiatus the program returned at Portland station KPSU until moving to Freeform in the Fall of 2018. The show and resulting podcasts feature experimental and strange music recordings from all genres. WTC has hosted live performances by literally dozens of bands, noise artists, and unclassifiable musicians from as far away as Moscow Russia and Tokyo Japan including The Silverman of The Legendary Pink Dots, Green Milk from the Planet Orange, Soriah, and Zoe Keating. Experimental, Drone, Noise, Post-Punk, Psych, and Beauty.

  • April 13, 2019

    13 April 2019 (Office Products & Mini-Mutations LIVE!)

    • Owls Are Not "Broadcast from Nowhere" [Radio Tree]
    • Faust "Tracks 1-5" [The Faust Tapes]
    • Green Milk from the Planet Orange "Butterfly" [He's Crying "Look"]
    • Mini-Mutations "Live on What's This Called?" [Freeform Portland]
    • Nur "Mediterranean" [Sound Mapping Package]
    • Tonga Boys "Buranda" [Vindodo]
    • Harry Nilsson "Down" [Nilsson Schmilsson]
    • Thomas (Tad) Andrew Doyle "Outside of Reality" [Experiments of the Specral Order Vol. 1]
    • Office Products "Live on What's This Called?" [Freeform Portland]
    • Senyawa "Gerhana" [Acaraki]
    • Lee Hazlewood "Won't You Tell Your Dreams" [Requiem for an Almost Lady]
    • Black Sabbath "Into the Void - Remastered Version" [Master of Reality (Remastered Edition)]
    • The Entropics "Total Communication" [Spagga]
  • March 30, 2019

    • Scott Walker "Fetish" [Soused]
    • Varese Sarabande "The Dating Game Theme" [TV Game Show Themes]
    • Sun Ra "Priest" [Somewhere Else]
    • Cyoakha Grace O'Manion "And If I Fall" [Unknown Music from Dream Quest of Kadath]
    • Hippocampus Obscura "0003" [Zilmrah]
    • CloudWatchers "Piece 1" [CloudWatchers]
    • John Cage "Writing for the Second Time Through Finnegans Wake, Pt. 4" [Cage: Roaratorio]
    • Chester Hawkins "No Body" [apostasy suite]
    • Two or The Dragon "Prelude for the Triumphant Man" [Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music]
    • Ben LaMar Gay "Oh no...not again!" [Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun]
    • Mecca Normal "Armchairs Fit Through Doorways - Live" [Brave New Waves Session]
    • Paper Dollhouse "Glass Tower" [Empty Rave]
    • Stress Distress "The Jetty" [Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music]
    • Bastard Squid Implant "Burning House Collapsing" [District of Noise Vol. 3]
    • Replikants "Centuries of Presecution Won't Stop Us" [This Is Our Message]
    • Dan West "Hear It (Creeping Down the Alley)" [d'Animal l'Ogic]
    • Hans Castrup "Re-Finition of Formal Construction (feat. Carla Worgull)" [Heterogeneous Cell Information]
    • Rev Magnetic "Sunny Windy Winter Morning (Rainbows Spanning the Valley)" [Versus Universe]
    • Scott Walker "If You Go Away" [Scott 3]
  • March 16, 2019

    • Tycho "Epoch" [Epoch]
    • Thollem/Honda/Ortman/Lurie/Momin/Hohl "Sunshine Pipeline" [Optimistic Realism]
    • Pas Musique "The Phoenix" [The Phoenix]
    • Good Moon Deer "Aloner" [Untitled]
    • Trigger Cut "Pony Pony" [BUSTER]
    • Li Yilei "0:00" [0:00]
    • David Torn "Spartan, Before It Hit" [Sun Of Goldfinger]
    • Tonga Boys "Vindodo" [Vindodo]
    • Owls Are Not "Radio Tree" [Radio Tree]
    • Aidan Baker & N "230326 Wuppertal (Wiretapper edit)" [Wiretapper 49]
    • Sílení "Malformed Creation" [Long-Forgotten Bowers (Eighth Tower Records)]
    • Prefuse 73 "Choking You" [One Word Extinguisher]
    • Kinski "A Nap is a Slice of the World" [Accustomed to Your Face]
    • Karriss Adarriss Duo "Bulbous Offshoot" [Nothing Stays Buried (la la la la)]
    • Malikat Dan Singa "Jathilan Madhu" [Honey and Poison]
    • Mess Noir "Fdbck Trpsm #4" [Mess Noir]
    • Thee Oh Sees "Ticklish Warrior" [A Weird Exits]
    • Nostromo "Sundered" [Segment the Sky]
    • Sandman "Roll Out Cowboy" [Roll Out Cowboy]
    • Dolly Parton "Coat of Many Colors" [Coat Of Many Colors]
    • Neil Diamond "The Pot Smoker's Song" [Velvet Gloves And Spit]
    • Marty Robbins "The Hanging Tree" [Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs]
    • Alex Chilton "Free Again - Version 1" [Bach's Bottom]
    • Burl Ives "Ghost Riders in the Sky" [Ghost Riders in the Sky]
    • Violent Femmes "Country Death Song" [Hallowed Ground]
    • Bobby Gentry "Ode to Billie Joe" [Ode to Billie Joe]
    • Jandek "Land of God" [Chicago Wednesday]
    • Johnny Cash "Sunday Morning Coming Down" [Folsom Prison Blues]
    • Patsy Cline "The Wayward Wind" [Showcase]
    • Kenny Rogers & The First Edition "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)" [All Time Greatest Hits, Vol. 1]
    • The Flying Burrito Brothers "Sin City" [The Gilded Palace Of Sin]
    • Tanya Tucker "Delta Dawn" [Delta Dawn]
    • Will Oldham "Ode #1" [Ode Music]
    • Ernest Tubb "Drivin' Nails In My Coffin" [20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Ernest Tubb]
    • Willie Nelson "Moonlight In Vermont" [Stardust]
    • Les Paul & Mary Ford "Live Medley" [The Colgate Comedy Hour]
    • Hank Williams "Move It On Over" [The Complete Hank Williams]
    • Roedelius/Bonerz/Way/Bickley/Marlyn/Capanni "American Steamboat" [American Steamboat]
    • Sanford Clark "It's Nothing to Me" [Vinyl Wastelands]
    • Gram Pasons & the Fallen Angels "Drugstore Truck Driving Man" [The Gram Parsons Anthology]
    • Eddie Noack "Psycho" [Psycho - The K-Ark and Allstar Recordings 1962-1969]
    • Crystal Gayle "Talking in Your Sleep (Live)" [An Evening With Crystal Gayle (Live)]
    • Harry Nilsson "Everybody's Talkin' - From "Midnight Cowboy"" [Everybody's Talkin': The Very Best of Harry Nilsson]
    • Loretta Lynn "Coal Miner's Daughter" [20 #1's: Classic Country]
    • Tex Ritter "Hillbilly Heaven" [High Noon]
  • March 07, 2019

    • Nick Cave "Little Water Song" [Ute Lemper - Punishing Kiss]
    • Sonic Youth "Antenna" [The Eternal]
    • The Beach Boys "Hang On To Your Ego" [Pet Sounds (Original Mono & Stereo Mix Versions)]
    • Spacemen 3 "An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music (edit)" [Dreamweapon (An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music)]
    • Amy Denio, Tutto Bene "Funeral Music" [Canzoni sulla Fisa]
    • Volcano the Bear "The Three Twins" [Amidst the Noise and Twigs]
    • Cocteau Twins "Sunburst and Snowblind" [Lullabies To Violaine]
    • The Byrds "Captain Soul" [Fifth Dimension]
    • Angus MacLise, Tony Conrad, John Cale "Two Speed Trance" [The Cloud Doctrine]
    • His Name Is Alive "Man On the Silver Mountain" [Always Stay Sweet]
    • Nadja "Sand Like Skin" [Belles Betes]
    • Midday Veil "Eyes All Around" [Eyes All Around]
    • Orbit Service "Dark Orange Sunset" [Twilight]
    • The Giant Worm "In the Mountains" [Murky Depths]
    • Ffej "The Disconnect" [Signal Gone Astray]
    • Long Hind Legs "I Am A Intellectual" [Feb 4th - 14th 1998]
    • Ramsey Lewis "Wade In The Water" [Wade In The Water]
    • EarthMonkey "Be That Charge Agin" [Be That Charge]
    • The Easybeats "Friday On My Mind" [Easy]
  • March 02, 2019

    2 March 2019 (Lennon's 11th Birthday Set!)

    • Cheap Trick "Heaven Tonight" [Heaven Tonight]
    • David Bowie "I Can't Give Everything Away" [Blackstar]
    • Nirvana "Son Of A Gun - BBC John Peel Session 1990" [Incesticide]
    • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts "Different" [Unvarnished (Expanded Edition)]
    • Judas Priest "Riding on the Wind" [Screaming For Vengeance]
    • Melvins "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" [Everybody Loves Sausages]
    • Radiohead "Fake Plastic Trees" [The Bends]
    • The Beatles "Doctor Robert - Remastered 2009" [Revolver (Remastered)]
    • The Beatles "Nowhere Man - Remastered 2009" [Rubber Soul (Remastered)]
    • SÍLENÍ "Malformed Creation" [Long Forgotten Bowers]
    • M.I.A. "Bamboo Banga" [Kala]
    • The Pink Fairies "Do It! (1970 Demo)" [Fuzz Freakout 1970-1971]
    • Brian Eno "St Elmo's Fire - 2004 Digital Remaster" [Another Green World]
    • (J. Krishnamurti) "In_o" [Anthology of contemporary music from African continent]
    • Gary Numan "Me, I Disconnect From You (Live)" [The Pleasure Principle]
    • Cheap Trick "Auf Wiedersehen" [Heaven Tonight]
    • Nirvana "School - Remastered" [Bleach: Deluxe Edition]
    • Jimi Hendrix "Fire" [Are You Experienced]
    • Echo & the Bunnymen "Villiers Terrace" [The Peel Session]
    • Sonic Youth "Paper Cup Exit" [Sonic Nurse]
    • Maryanne Amacher "Sound Characters" [The Throne Of Drones]
    • Lou Reed "Lisa Says" [Lou Reed]
    • David Bowie ""Heroes" - 2017 Remastered Version" ["Heroes" (2017 Remastered Version)]
  • February 22, 2019

    22 February 2019 (What's This Black Castle Called?)

    • The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown "Child of My Kingdom" [The Crazy World of Arthur Brown]
    • Sunn 0))) "Orthodox Caveman" [Black One]
    • Suicide "Rocket USA - 1998 Remastered Version" [Suicide (1998 Remastered Version)]
    • Earth "The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull" [The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull]
    • NoMeansNo "Madness and Death" [Why Do They Call Me Mr. Happy?]
    • Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. "Atomic Rotary Grinding God" [Electric Heavyland]
    • Mini-Mutations "Track 2" [Vanished]
    • Sonic Youth "Brother James" [Confusion Is Sex (Plus Kill Yr. Idols)]
    • The Howling Void "A Seed on Stone" [The Darkness at the Edge of Dawn]
    • Wally Shoup, Bill Horist, Paul Kikuchi "Delusion and Disintegration" [Chemical Language]
    • Young Marble Giants "Brand - New - Life" [Colossal Youth]
    • Melvins "Revolve" [Stoner Witch]
    • Anakrid "The Examination" [Banishment Rituals of the Disenlightened]
    • ALTO! "Piece 7 (excerpt)" [ALTO!]
    • Bolt Thrower "Cenotaph" [War Master]
    • Flipper "Way Of The World" [Album - Generic Flipper]
    • Psychic TV "Unclean" [Unclean]
    • Track 2 (edit) "Edward Ka-Spel" [Dream Loops]
  • February 17, 2019

    • L7 "American Society" [The Big One]
    • Slackhog "6ix" [Will Eat Your Brain]
    • Sotoru Wono "Ovurture" [Lulluby For Sure]
    • ALTO! "Piece 1-3" [ALTO!]
    • Tuxedomoon "Atlantis" [Ship Of Fools]
    • Shalloboi "Flowers For Kara" [Learning How to Crawl]
    • FJ Pangolin "Damage to the Field" [Damage to the Field]
    • Negativland "Helter Stupid Pt. 2" [Helter Stupid]
    • Unwound "Behold the Salt (Live)" [All Tomorrow's Parties 1.1]
    • Imagine "rx" [Internet Single]
    • Will Oldham "Every Mother's Son" [Guarapero / Lost Blues 2]
    • Fugazi "Reprovisional (Live)" [International Pop Underground Convention]
    • The Tape-Beatles "Desire" [Steal This Lick]
    • Steel Pole Melvins Task Force "Hardball" [The Big One]
    • Kronos Quartet "Dreams" [Landfall]
    • Animal Collective "Bat You'll Fly" [Spirit They've Gone, Spirit They've Vanished]
    • Big City Orchestra "tbn" [round eYe]
    • Badaseck "Nguewei" [Streets of Dakar]
    • Stereolab "Old Lungs (Live)" [All Tomorrow's Parties 1.1]
    • David Sylvian "A Fire In The Forest" [Blemish]
  • February 16, 2019

    • Ken Nordine "The Sound Museum" [You’re Getting Better: The Word Jazz - Dot Masters]
    • Peter Brotzmann & Bill Laswell "Death Rattle" [Low Life]
    • Blonde Redhead "Harmony" [La Mia Vita Violenta]
    • Healer Oran "TaP{-" [Anthology of contemporary music from Africa continent]
    • The Beach Boys "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) - Remastered" [Pet Sounds (Original Mono & Stereo Mix Versions)]
    • The Late Severa Wires "Live at the Olympia Experimental Music Festival" [My Space single]
    • Beat Happening "I Spy" [Beat Happening]
    • Sonic Youth "Madonna, Sean, and Me" [Evol]
    • Chester Hawkins "Magnetisk Nord (edit)" [Magnetisk Nord]
    • FRKTL "Hverfa at himni heioar stjornur" [Anthology of contemporary music from Africa continent]
    • Jerry Murad's Harmonicats "Peg O' My Heart" [Selected Favorites]
    • Yo La Tengo "Dreaming" [Freedom Of Choice: Yesterday's New Wave Hits As Performed By Today's Stars]
    • My Bloody Valentine "When You Sleep" [Loveless]
    • Suicide "Keep Your Dreams - 1998 Remastered Version" [Suicide (1998 Remastered Version)]
    • Big Black "Heartbeat" [Heartbeat (Remastered)]
    • No Safety "Discuss It" [Live at the Knitting Factory New York City volume 3]
    • Sonologyst "Nocturnal Anomalies" [Silencers: The Conspiracy Theory Dossiers]
    • Sun Ra "Rocket Number Nine Take Off For The Planet Venus" [Marshall Allen presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra: In The Orbit Of Ra]
    • Bardo Pond "White Turban (Live)" [All Tomorrow's Parties 1.1]
    • Windsor For The Derby "Slow Death +" [Minnie Greuzfeldt]
    • Negativland "Christianity Is Stupid" [Escape From Noise]
    • The Replacements "I Hate Music" [Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash!]
  • February 02, 2019

    • Bill Horist "The Imperatives of Subsequence" [Covalent Lodge]
    • Zilmrah "Now Is Never" [Hippocampus Obscura]
    • Driftmachine "Dogov Godov" [Colliding Contours]
    • Hans Castrup "Uncertain Memory" [Shadowplay]
    • BOAR "Tapephobia" [Evilovers]
    • Leafcutter John "Mandolin Work" [The Housebound Spirit]
    • Jessica Lurie Ensemble "Bells" [Megaphone Heart]
    • Moodring "Grip & Sway" [Phoolan Devi]
    • Ben LaMar Gay "Swim Swim" [Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun]
    • Arthur Russell "You Have Did The Right Thing When You Put That Skylight In" [Springfield]
    • Savage Republic "Exodus" [Tragic Figures]
    • UW Hypotheekadvies "De Kandidaten" [Nature or Nurture]
    • To Rococo Rot "Miss You" [Hotel Morgen]
    • Pilesar "Drastic Measures" [District of Noise Vol. 3]
    • Tzesne "Exploraclones (edit)" [La Carne]
    • Trauma Terrestrial "Rituals" [Sound Space - the 4th Annual Report]
    • ILITCH "But Nothing Happen" [Un Jour Comme Tant D'Autres]
    • Them Use Them "Able" [The Wire Tapper 21]
    • Daniel Johnston "Some Things Last A Long Time" [1990]
    • The Youngsters "Zebra" [Jungle Exotica]
    • Liars "Grown Men Don't Fall In The River, Just Like That" [They Threw Us All In A Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top]
  • January 31, 2019

    31 January 2019 (Subbing 4 My Lil Underground)

    • Kraftwerk "Computer Love - 2009 Remastered Version" [Computer World (2009 Remastered Version)]
    • Alec Empire "DF 02" [Miss Black America]
    • Pere Ubu "Dub Housing" [Dub Housing]
    • Yoko Ono "Walking On Thin Ice" [Yes, I'm A Witch]
    • Suicide "Ghost Rider - 1998 Remastered Version" [Suicide (1998 Remastered Version)]
    • Steel Pole Bath Tub "Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride" [The Miracle of Sound in Motion]
    • Soup Purse "Self Replicating Nanostars" [Nanopocalyptic Profizzy]
    • Volume Ghost "Sleeping on Camera" [Crackhouse is a Name You Can Trust]
    • Animal Collective "Brother Sport" [Merriweather Post Pavilion]
    • Amy Denio "Slugs - Gymnosalyagi" [Tongues]
    • David Lynch "In Heaven (Lady in the Radiator Song)" [Eraserhead Soundtrack]
    • Poison Dwarfs "Oh, Yes" [Labil]
    • Overdose the Katatonic "Scrambled Brains" [Sum Older ODtK Trax!]
    • Don Gere "Werewolves on Wheels" [Action! 15 Cult Movie Classics]
    • Bert Jansch "Wild Mountain Thyme - Live at McCabe's Guitar Shop" [Heartbreak / Live At McCabe's]
    • The Last Poets "Wake Up, Niggers" [Performance - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
    • Unwound "Go to Dallas and Take a Left" [Repetition]
    • Mattress "Forbidden Fruit" [Who Do You Lust?]
    • Phantom Market "Lila Shroud with Power Circus" [Bogville, Official Soundtrack]
    • Wire "A Touching Display - 2006 Remastered Version" [154]
    • Miles Davis "Directions - Live" [Live At The Fillmore East (March 7, 1970) - It's About That Time]