Pattern Recognition

About Pattern Recognition

Pattern Recognition is a novel by William Gibson. Pattern Recognition is a song by Sonic Youth. Pattern Recognition was a broadcast radio show that I did at WSUM in Madison, Wisconsin, 2009-2015. Pattern Recognition is an internet radio show that I do now on .

I don't understand how a heart is a spade.

But somehow the vital connection is made.

If you have questions or feedback, hit me up.

Email: djwikiben at gmail dot com

  • Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00am


  • New music this week from Automatic, Chelsea Wolfe, Ride, The New Pornographers, Velvet Negroni, !!!, Chastity Belt, and Jenny Hval.

  • New music this week from Chelsea Wolfe, Chk Chk Chk, Pixies, Lana Del Rey, Ezra Furman, Chastity Belt, Bat For Lashes, Alex Cameron, and Jenny Hval…

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  • Tributes to Daniel Johnson, Ric Ocasek, and David Berman. New music from Bat for Lashes, Pixies, B Boys, Operators, Jenny Hval, Blanck Mass, and !!!

  • Going for a more eclectic mix this week. Older stuff. I was trying to surprise myself and you, dear listener.

  • New music this week from Spoon, Ride, Oh Sees, Cate Le Bon, black midi, Julia Shapiro, and Vanishing Twin.

  • Rest easy, David Berman. Songs by his bands Silver Jews & Purple Mountains are peppered throughout the show. Other darkness from Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky's…

  • Metamodern sounds in country music to start the show with Sturgill Simpson, Orville Peck, and Purple Mountains. Positive hip-hop from Shad, Jurassic 5, and A Tribe…

  • Lots of post-Burger Boogaloo goodies: King Tuff, Shannon & The Clams, Dead Boys, The Scientists, Amyl & The Sniffers, Phantom Surfers, and (of course) The Jesus…

  • Starting the show with local music from Brijean, Toro Y Moi, and Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2. Preview of Burger Boogaloo featuring Amyl And The…

  • Slacker music and knob twiddling from Stef Churra, Car Seat Headrest, Stephen Malkmus, John Dwyer as Damaged Bug, Black Bananas. Jangle-pop from Jeanines, Papercuts, and Seablite.