August 1, 5pm
Stay punk Stay grind and F*#@ Scion! What local promoter not only created this motto but actually lives it? Why Oakland’s own Gregg DeadFace of course! DeadFace has created a massively essential Fest that has become well known and much anticipated by punx, metal heads and grinders worldwide. This year’s DeadFest is being held once again at the Oakland Metro Opera House and is chock full of some of the most respected underground bands that are currently active. Rhode Island stalwarts DROPDEAD will be headlining both nights, Friday August 16th and Saturday August 17th; respectively doing two completely different sets each night! Both bills each night are stacked with crucial bands like; GRAVES AT SEA, TURBOKRIEG (from Texas), TRANSIENT (from PDX), D.I.S. (from L.A.), LOLITA BLACK (from RI), NIGHT NURSE (from PDX),COMPLETED EXPOSITION (from Japan) and a plethora of others, including some of the Bay Area’s best up and comers like DERAS KRIEG, CRYPT KEEPER, PANCAKE LIZARD, YOUR ENEMY, BRAINOIL and NOOTHGRUSH. This Fest has become well respected and a must for extreme music lovers and we here at Radio Valencia are honored to have several of the band members on for interviews this evening on Cold Ones & Rolled Ones with Ami LawLess. Tune in from 6:00-8:00pm to hear from Jordan of DERAS KRIEG, Bob of DROPDEAD & LOLITA BLACK, Krysta of TRANSIENT and Eric of TURBOKRIEG. Tonight’s show is ALL DEADFEST ALL THE TIME! Remember STAY PUNK/STAY GRIND!
June 26, 11am
ROCK FIGHT 10
MONDAY, JULY 1ST, 2013
RADIO VALENCIA, 87.9FM in SF
John Hell and Ron Donovan meet mano-a-mano in a toe-to-toe rematch that promises to outdo their previous nine meetings, COMBINED!
THIS SHOW IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
John and Ron are obsessive live bootleg collectors, and twice a year they meet in the Radio Valencia studios to prove who has the greatest ROCK BOOTLEG COLLECTION OF THEM ALL!!!
IF YOU’RE IN JAIL BREAK OUT!
John Hell is the devilish minister of the airwaves, pumping out 25 years of aural brilliance as the master of every genre, but specializing in all things ROCK!
Ron Donovan is silk-screen rock poster printer SUPREME! If you love rock (and we know that you do) then Ron screened a poster for your favorite band some time in the past 25 years.
JOHN AND RON KNOW THEIR ROCK!
Rock blocks, one-offs, special guests, TICKET GIVEAWAYS, and more, more, MORE!!!
YOU KNOW YOU WANT MORE!
Tune in live, 6PM-MIDNIGHT (PDST), Monday, July 1st on Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF, or http://www.radiovalencia.fm around the globe.
6 HOURS?!?!? HOW WILL THEY EVER SURVIVE?
Don’t be late to the party. Rock Fight 10 only happens ONCE! Say you were there and MEAN IT!
We’ll be live tweeting (because that’s what you expect us to do!) as well as posting embarrassing pictures throughout the night.
To see the setlists of previous Rock Fights, as well as listen to the archived shows, go here. Search June and December of each year for previous Rock Fights.
Follow John Hell on twitter: @johnhell
Follow Ron Donovan on twitter: @rondonart
May 23, 3pm
Today’s Cold Ones & Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless is chock full of punk & metal goodness! Best tune in 6pm-8pm for your chance to win tickets to SUBHUMANS and TOTAL CHAOS at The Oakland Metro this Friday and Savannah metal-freaks KYLESA at Slims this Saturday. huge thanks to the fine folks at The Oakland Metro and Slims/Great American Music Hall for providing tickets.
Laura Pleasants guitar-goddess of KYLESA.
As if the ticket giveaways aren’t enough, Dick Lucas from UK anarcho-punk legends SUBHUMANS will be chatting us up about punk and the meaning of life. It’s almost unfathomable that the SUBHUMANS first EP “Demolition War” was releases in 1981 and their first album “The Day The Country Died” came out thirty years ago this year! Not many punk bands have kept it going this long and have stayed as relevant as the SUBHUMANS have. This band did take some years off between 1985-1998, with only a one off reunion gig during this period, however when they came back they became quite the touring entity. Making the jump across the pond to North America regularly playing sold out clubs and DIY venues. Dick also fronts the dancy political ska-punk band CITIZEN FISH, his brand of well thought out socio-political and witty lyrics definitely makes him stand out in the crowd of punk.
Rob Chaos of TOTAL CHAOS will also be calling in from the road and giving away the secret on how to live your life in TOTAL CHAOS. TOTAL CHAOS started shaking up the punk scene in Pomona CA back in 1989 and were the political punks that actually got things done in their local punk community. Rob was a part of Food Not Bombs, helped open the Los Angeles Anarchist Center and helped bring attention to The Big Mountain Indian Reservation. Rob is also a co-founder of S.O.S. Records and was the owner of The Showcase Theatre in Corona; which was a mainstay venue from 1993-2008, hosting thousands of bands over the years.
But wait, there’s more; in the first hour our home-grrrl Laura Pleasants (vo-kills and guitar) of dark psych-metal band KYLESA will be on the show talking about all things KYLESA and the true meaning of “the dirty south”. Laura has also generously given us a couple brand new KYLESA tracks to premier on the show and we’ll also play some of their classic oldies. Don’t forget KYLESA will be decimating Slims this coming Saturday May 25th.
This is going to be one helluva show today! Be sure to tune in at radiovalencia.fm from 6:00pm-8:00pm today Thursday May 23, 2013, tune in for the music and free stuff, stay for the chaos!
May 16, 1pm
On today’s episode of Cold Ones & Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless, we are stoked to invite y’all to tune in for punx rawk icon/bad ass guitarist HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED (of THE DWARVES). HEWHO, will be performing a rare acoustic performance live in the Radio Valencia studios tonight with his band, this is not to be missed! HEWHO has a brand spanking new album out called LOVE/HATE, we debuted some tracks off it on last weeks show to critical acclaim from listeners near and far. Tonight’s show will be chock full of surprises, HEWHO is one of those larger than life punx, no telling what will fall out of his mouth between songs. We’ll also play some tracks from LOVE/HATE and will be chatting about all things HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED…anyone remember him and THE DWARVES hoax regarding his death back in 1993? That hoax led to THE DWARVES being dropped by their label Sub-Pop Records while landing them in the Punx Rawk Hall of Fame for thumbing their noses at one of “thee” biggest labels to be on at that time; fucking classic. We here at Radio Valencia woud like to sincerely thank HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED for playing our upcoming Radio Valencia Aggressive Acoustic Benefit at 518 Valencia on June 15th. As if this show wasn’t busting with enough goodness as is, we will also be giving away a couple sets of tickets to the much anticipated BOBBY JOE EBOLA & the CHILDREN MacNUGGITS show at Great American Music Hall and also a couple sets of tickets to the SUBHUMANS and TOTAL CHAOS show coming up at The Oakland Metro. Be sure to listen for your chance to win some tickets and sooth your quiet ears with some punx rawk goodness! Tune in for the music/stay for the chaos! You’ve been warned!
HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED slaying the masses!
May 9, 3pm
On today’s episode of Cold Ones and Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless, local punkers AGATA will be live in the studio. If you’re not familiar with AGATA; Emerging from a a smokey cloud of the east bays finest came four dudes hell bent for leather. With minds rotted with rock and roll, squalled teenage warehouse punk and endless backpacks of tall cans they set forth to record a raging no frills testament to the power of 100% loud tone. Original screamer Tom has left the fold to pursue a full time career in cataloging Russian nesting dolls for the national museum of Costa Rica, leaving behind the three soldiers known as Omar, Dan and the elusive beast known as Yeti to carry the torch of all things good and right in the world. As the sun rises, America can rest knowing that Agata soldiers on providing the soundtrack for burrito chompers, slam dancing grandmas and other assorted bad ass motherfuckers to make it through another day. Hey Ho Let’s Go. Tune into radiovalencia.fm from 6:00-8:00pm tonight, tune in for the music/stay for the chaos!!
AGATA band logo
May 2, 2pm
On this episode of Coldies with Ami Lawless; it’s that time of year again! Our good buddie and local punx icon John The Baker is throwing SKATE TIL YOU DIE 2013 an ANNUAL BENEFIT SKATE FROM RICHMOND TO SAN JOSE OVER THE COARSE OF 3 DAYS. This year the skaters will be raising awareness about the indigenous people of Hawaii and their struggle for independence and raising money for the Music Cares Foundation. Skate Til You die is a skate a thon where skaters get people to make donation pledges based on how many miles a skater skates. For example if someone pledges .10 cents a mile and the skater skates the whole 66 miles then the person owes $6.66. Skaters can collect the money after the event or can get one time donations and bring donations at the start of the event. The skater that raises the most money will win the Grand Prize.
On today’s Cold Ones some of the bands & skaters that will be performing & skating at this years Skate Til You Die will be coming in to the Radio Valencia studios and chatting about why they decided to get involved. The guests on today show will be members of FUCKTARD, LAS MALAS PULGAS & Mykee Ramen of BLACK MARKET PROPHETS (we’re hoping he brings his acoustic guitar in and plays us s little ditty or two). We are also expecting a call in from John The Baker himself.
Also later in the show local street artist/slap artist/apparel & deck designer plus all around good guy Chris Micro will be coming in and giving out the secret location of his exhibit slated for this Saturday across the bridge in Oaklandia. We will of course be chatting about his #trashlife concept. Chris Micro has built a die-hard cult fallowing with his take on low brow street art. Be sure to check out his works at chrismicro.com and be sure to tune into Cold Ones for the music but stay for the chaos.
SKATE TIL U DIE POSTER 2013
April 25, 2pm
On this scary episode of Cold Ones & Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless,we are pettrified to announce; straight from Creepsylvania, Digestor guitar and vox as well as cannibal of GHOUL will be live in the Radio Valencia
DIGESTOR will cut you up into bite sized peices, in order to savor your flavor.
studio. You are forwarned that DIGESTOR has a very important announcement that he wants each and every one of you little humanoids to tune in for…your puny existance may depend on this. DIGESTOR will pick a couple of you flesh-bags (AKA listeners) to win some amazing GHOUL goodies, trust me you wont be sorry. And in case you are left wondering about GHOUL;
A GHOUL is a folkloric monster associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh and playing bone-snapping splatterthrash, often classified as but not necessarily undead.
If you are perpexed by this post;
Ghoul is playing a secret show some time very soon in the Bay Area. A riddle will be released every few days that will give you a clue as to where and when. It is up to YOU to use your addled brain to follow the clues. YOUR FIRST CLUE is:
In Creepsylvania things are hidden
Under piles of bones and midden
But stranger still, I can relate
Is under fig leaves hides a date
I think the last riddle may have been a little too abstruse for some of you lovelies out there, so here’s another shot at figuring out the date of the secret show!
A spider’s home
A blind man’s dream
In page and chapter
Hides the key
Mr. Fang here. I’ve made a new riddle telling you WHERE the secret show is.
An Old French sword and a tiny train
222 is cleaved in twain
A ruined meal in a hill of riches
This show will make you shit your britches
TUNE INTO COLD ONES & ROLLED ONES between 6:00pm-8:00pm for all the info, free tickest to the Secret GHOUL Show and even some limited edition GHOUL vinyl!!!
Also a call in chat with Adam Jennings from Chicago noise band WINTERS IN OSAKA & The PAUCITIES. We will also be giving away copies of the brand new WINTERS IN OSAKA (with Eric Wood on vo-killz)/AMPS FOR CHRIST split LP. This beast is guaranteed to swallow yr soul and is super limited edition of only 200.
April 16, 2pm
Radio Valencia would like to thank everybody who came out to Speakeasy Ales & Lagers for our first-ever Listener Appreciation Party. The day was a huge success, and the bands—Sweat Lodge, Maurice Tani, and The Atom Age—blew us all away. You can relive the entire day’s broadcast right here:
Part 1 (Featuring Sweat Lodge):
Part 2 (Featuring Maurice Tani):
Part 3 (Featuring The Atom Age):
February 28, 5pm
Cold Ones & Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless is honored to have legendary metal bad-ass Paul Speckmann of MASTER on tonight’s show. MASTER who originated in Chicago, has been laying down the most brutally uncompromising death metal on the planet since 1985 and Paul (vo-kills & bass) has managed to keep this beast chugging away for 28 years now! This band has been a true influencial force in the international death-metal genre, who remain as vital today as they did in the early days. This weekend bay area metal heads will have the opportunity to experience MASTER in person at The Oakland Metro Opera House. This is a rare opportunity since Paul now calls the Czech Republic home, making US visits far and few between. If this chat with Mr. Speckmann wasn’t enough; the good folks at Rogue Ronnin Promotions will be giving a few sets of tickets away on the show tonight as well. If you’re wanting to attend the MASTER show this coming Saturday March 2nd at The Metro, listen in for your chance to win. Of course only thee most crucial in hardcore/punk/metal will be spun and chaos shall rule the airwaves!
Paul Speckmann and his band MASTER; playing the Oakland Metro Sat March 2nd, 2013.
January 6, 1pm
Tonights Cheap Hooch is broadcasting LIVE from Thee Parkside in San Francisco! It’s Twang Sunday and we’ve partnered with Thee Parkside to bring you a live performance from Mad Mama & The Bona Fide Few. We also have Special Guest Summer Murase from Rocketship Rocketship sitting in with us. Please tune in from 4-6PM or come down and visit us at 1600 17th Street in SF – Twang Sunday is Free! You can check out Mad Mama here:
Mad Mama & The Bona Fide Few