October 24, 4pm
The Bay Area has always been a hot bed of cool and unique musical acts, a plethora of bands that are the creators of their chosen genre. The Bay just doesn’t dissapoint when it comes to non-regurgitated music! With this in mind, we’re stoked to have the Bay’s own OVVL on Cold Ones and Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless. Over the past few years OVVL has released an LP, cassette single and an EP; All have been met with critical acclaim by not only this band’s peers but also the most discerning music critics alike. OVVL play a tight and heavy jammed out style of solid rock and roll, with a stoney nod to the 70’s era. Easy comparisons could be made to BLACK SABBATH, HAWKWIND and PENTAGRAM, yet OVVL’s sound adds a heavy dose of raw brutality into the mix. While you can definitly hear this band’s influences here and there throughout thier releases, they manage to keep thier stylings fresh and uncompromisingly new, this band isn’t fallowing bland trends, they’re creating a genre that pays homage to the past. Today on Cold Ones with Ami Lawless, drummer Clint Baechle will be swinging through the Radio Valencia studios with some of
his OVVL bandmates (FYI, two band members are his brothers) to chat us up about what the band is up to. We’ll spin some sweet OVVL tracks and they’ll play some tunes form other bands they are into. This show is not to be missed. Tune in for the music/stay for the chaos!
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 20, 4pm
On today’s episode of Cold Ones & Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless, Ami’s in studio guests will be; Eric Cutler and Erika Osterhout of Bay Area old school death metal band NECROSIC. Although NECROSIC is a newer band, both Cutler and Osterhout have been kicking around the bay area metal scene for some time; Cutler a founding member of legendary AUTOPSY and DOOMED, while Osterhout has done time in SCOLAX. We will be spinning some tunes from NECROSIC as well as the other bands both these bad asses have been a part of and of course we will be chatting about all things NECROSIC as well as the Bay Area metal scene/community. You can always hit us up in the chat room or on the phone lines during the show if you want to ask a question. This is a not to be missed show and if you’ve ever been a fan of old school death metal, thrash or punk; then this is for you. Other members of NECROSIC include vo-killist Steve Morris (ENVIRUSMENT & DEMENSION 13), guitarist Scott Stanton (MUMMIFICATION & GLOB) and rounding out this stellar line up is drummer John Shafer (FUNERAL). This is a band to keep an eye on because they seriously rule with their brand of death/thrash/punk shenanigans and are already building quite the fan-base here as well as abroad. You know the drill, hardcore/punk/metal shall be played, tune in for the music/stay for the chaos! 6:00-8:00pm every Thursday.
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.
February 21, 3pm
Shane grinding the crowd to dust!
On today’s episode of the only radio show that matters AKA Cold Ones & Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless; guests will be 80’s speed metal legends WEHRMACHT (from Seattle WA) and Shane Pain McLachlan of west coast grind masters PHOBIA. We will be giving away a few sets of tickets to the WEHRMACHT, SMD, VOETSEK, CRYPT KEEPER show at The Oakland Metro Opera House for this Friday February 22nd. Be sure to tune in for your chance to win and of course we’ll be spinning only the best in hardcore/punk/metal to please your quiet ears.WEHRMACHT can be directly linked as an inspiration of contemporary thrash and speed metal bands of today. Bands like MUNICIPAL WASTE and TOXIC HOLOCAUST would not be doing what their doing without WEHRMACHT laying the ground work. After taking some years off WEHRMACHT have over the past few years been bringing back their brand of crucial speed metal to the masses… and the fans of this genre are stoked! This ain’t no reunion tour, this is the real deal metal attitude with head banging and circle pits! This band was never for the meek and nothing has changed for these dudes over the years.
PHOBIA will be playing in San Francisco this Saturday at what used to be called The Rocket Room. One can not talk of the grind genre without mentioning this band! Shane has kept this beast of a band going strong since 1990, through line up changes, solid release after solid release and continuous touring. This band has built a cult fallowing and deservedly so with critically acclaimed releases like “What Went Wrong demo”, “All That Remains”, “Return to Desolation”,”Enslaved” and all the other crucial releases and splits….this bands’s discography is massively impressive.
PHOBIA just experienced every bands worst nightmare yesterday. While on tour they had a pretty bad car accident; totaled their van and their roadie Danny Ruiz of Phoenix grind band GAWDAWFULNOISE sustained a broken back. We here at CO&RO wish Danny a speedy and full recovery; it takes more than a car accident to keep a true grinder down!
November 29, 3pm
Jennifer Blanc walking the red carpet
Cold Ones is stoked to have the multi-talented Jennifer Blanc on this Thursday’s show. Jennifer is rolling through Frisco to promote her new film Among Friends (showing at The Roxie this Saturday at 9:00pm as part of the beloved Another Hole in the Head Film Festival), which she not only stars in but also produced. This extremely busy lady is involved in many projects, last year coming on Coldies to promote her film The Victim (once again wearing both hats as star and producer). Some folks might remember Jennifer from her stint as Kendra on Dark Angel with Jessica Alba, as Kate on Party of Five and her numerous film roles, including appearances in Fish Without A Bicycle, The Divide, Jacob, The Blood Bond, Jack of Spades and countless others as well as too many television shows to list here. Jennifer Blanc is carving out a remarkable career in the entertainment industry on her own terms, which is quite refreshing and appreciated by fans and industry peers. Tune in to hear us chat about Among Friends and Jennifer’s take on “the bizz”. As usual I will be spinning all forms of hardcore/punk/metal, tune in for the music and stay for the chaos!