Death Valley Radio Program 866

Death Valley Radio is a format-free program for the musically curious.

In this age of bland radio programming (both commercial and non-) and automated music services, DVR is still built by hand, non-algorithmically — one set at a time.

Death Valley Radio can be heard here at taintradio on Saturdays at 10:00 PM ET and Wednesdays at 10:00 AM ET.

Death Valley Radio program 866 features Billy Bob Thornton’s story of a badly injured dog and a tormented man trying to do the right thing; Angaleena Presley’s feisty declaration of independence; a newly released alternate take of Bob Dylan’s “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat”; Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup’s 1941 “Death Valley Blues”; Charlie Parker’s influence on Rudresh Mahanthappa, Ornette Coleman, Gang Starr, Double Dee and Steinski; and some good reasons not to vote, courtesy of Living Colour and Jesus Jones. Also: J. Cole’s new remix of A Tribe Called Quest, Ben Monder’s “Dinosaur Skies,” and a 13-member ensemble led by Norwegian composer and saxophonist Mette Henriette.

Each week’s playlist will be archived until the end of time at


Posted in: Music