Death Valley Radio Program 890

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.

DVR program 890 features a Let’s Go Crazy opening set (M. Ward, Beck, P.M. Dawn, Prince, Cream); Ennio Morricone’s score to the 1973 spaghetti western My Name Is Nobody; John Doe’s new album dedicated to his friend Michael Blake, author of Dancing with Wolves and an advocate for Native American rights; a Life Is Hard set (Andrew Bird, Jim White, Timbuk3, Hanan Townsend); new music from Canadian harpist Valérie Minot; Ronnie Spector’s new cover of a song first recorded by Scottish pop singer Lulu; scathing and hopeful political and social commentary (Robert Glasper, Lupe Fiasco, Bilal, Common, Lalah Hathaway); Miranda Cuckson and Blair McMillen’s new recording of Béla Bartók’s “Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano”; and accordionist William Schimmel’s original piece inspired by Arnold Schoenberg.

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