Author: Ricardo Wang
A week ago through the awesome natural force of weedeater juice, the Universe unleashed it’s fury on several of Ricardo’s compact discs. Yet just yesterday the program was gifted by the very same Universe with this mysterious pile of empty jewel cases and the CDR marked only as Chi Chi Mix. All perfectly arranged on […]
Your enduring host Ricardo Wang brings the noise in all 31 flavors.
Ricardo Wang‘s weekly radio show What’s This Called? has been around since 1993, and in the late ’90s and early ’00s had a bi-weekly feature called “No Skinny Ties” where Ricardo would play all underground and independent music from the 1980s. Not the “new wave” hits but the no wave, noise rock, post-punk, and outright […]
For all the dads and grads and bads in the crowd…
Goodbye to Ornette Coleman and More!
Today from Noon to 1 PM Pacific Time on What’s This Called? your host Ricardo Wang from Earth Two will be battling the salmon bravely this week with words from Ernie Kovacs and Brother Theodore, songs from leopards feat. Deanne McAdams, Nina Hagen and Princess Chelsea. Les Baxter will showing off his x-ray eyes […]
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 […]
experimental sounds from out there
Two separate incarnations of your host Ricardo Wang met through the simple philosophy that all times are happening simultaneously. Ricardo Wang in the KPSU blithely spun Glenn Branca and then took a phone call from Ricardo Wang live at the St. John’s Parade in Portland’s most surreal neighborhood. Hilarity and a good deal of distortion […]
Your host Ricardo Wang brings you experimental sounds from out there including Mahler Haze, Eric Hausmann, Marissa Magic, Ornette A. Coleman, Jandek, Yellow Swans, Akai Ikuo, Cabaret Voltaire, noisepoetnobody & Vance Galloway and MORE on What’s This Called?