♫♪  Tabs Out: Laser Focus #13 - Poor Little Music

Tabs Out is an all-cassette podcast that’s been documenting the prolific tape underground with joyful obsession and humorous expertise since 2012. Tiny Mix Tapes has teamed with Tabs Out for a show called Laser Focus, in which tape aficionados/fetishists Mike Haley, Dave Doyen, and Joe B hone in on a specific label or artist. Check out the archive here.

Robbie Michalchuk has been hanging out in Brantford, Ontario, dubbin’, cuttin’, foldin’, and stuffin’, raising the tiny noisebaby he named Poor Little Music into the weirdo eight year old it is today. PLM has been a DIY showcase of whatever Michalchuk wants to showcase, released in edition sizes ranging from small to very, very small. A wide-open range of jammers jamming. One-off collabs, box sets, spray paint, saxophones, and photocopies.

We talked with Rob about growing up in the middle of nowhere, Muppet Babies, and playing noise in a bar called Rodeo.

Tapes featured:

- Lidless Eye - Partol Cemiquol
- Rob Michalchuk & Yvan - Surprise Vegetable ‎
- Rob Michalchuk - Mars
- Apple ][プラス - Applesoft
- Hunting Rituals - Bear Eater
- Hunting Rituals with Rob Michalchuck - Fifty
- Greg Russ - Brantford Rodeo Night comp
- David Payne - Feedback 47
- Wasteland Jazz Unit - Wasteland Jazz Unit

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