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.
DVR program 894 features hokum blues (Tommy McClennan, Paul Asbell, Ivas John); a little traveling music (Sara Watkins, Son Volt, Robert Ellis, Angaleena Presley, Big Thief, Liz Phair, Aimee Mann); a short visit to Twin Peaks (Blake Mills, Marissa Nadler, Angelo Badalamenti); subversive party music (MURS with Snoop Dogg and LaToiya Williams, N.A.S.A. with George Clinton and Chali 2na, Salt-N-Pepa); big-beat synth pop (Jesus Jones, Janet Jackson, Paloma Faith); and new music from trumpeter Cuong Vu and guitarist Pat Metheny.
Each week’s playlist will be archived until the end of time at deathvalleyradio.org.