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ROCK FIGHT 11 – MONDAY 6-midnight!!!

December 15, 4pm

Rock Fight 11
Monday, December 16, 2013
6-12AM
Radio Valencia
http://www.radiovalencia.fm

John Hell vs. Ron Donovan

Mr.’s Hell and Donovan have the largest collection of live “underground” music west of East Rutherford, New Jersey. Every June and December they go mano-a-mano in a heated throw down of EPIC proportions!

Next Monday, December 16, 2013, from 6-12AM (PST), John and Ron host Rock Fight 11!

This time around our hosts will feature one artist each for 30 minutes. Kiss, Nugent, ZZ Top, The Who, Hendrix, and more. Also, live in-studio guests including Steffan Chirazi (editor of “So What”, the official Metallica fanzine), and KISSER, the all-female Kiss cover band!!! And too many more to list here!

You do not want to miss this show!

OVVL on Cold Ones today 10/24/13 6:00-8:00pm

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

OVVL

OVVL

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!

DEADFEST for punx & grinders on Cold Ones today Aug 1st

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!936344_596040803753073_2053059439_n

Playlist for ROCK FIGHT 10!!!

July 9, 3pm

Screen shot 2013-06-20 at 5.54.13 PMIt only happen once every six months. And when it does, babies hide their children, drunks hide there malt liquor, men cry into their beer. I can only be talking about one thing: ROCK FIGHT!

It’s that time again, ladies and gentlemen, when rock poster artist Rotten Ron Donovan and Radio DJ Stalwart, John Hell get together and lay down the massive pipe that is ROCK FIGHT!!!

Ron and I have what amounts to be the largest combined collection of live bootlegs anywhere this side of analog hill (unseen on Google Maps). Every six months in December and June we get together to see who’s is bigger and badder.

Every track below is followed by the date/location and who chose the track; JH for me, and RD for Ron. As you’ll see, I’ve clearly got him beat, 2-1. He was also more than an hour late, which is why the first chunk of music is from me.

Not only is the music full of top notch performances and excellent recording quality, but the smack talk between music blocks sets a new standard (high or low, you decide).

There’s an interview with Limbomaniac’s frontman/bassist, Butthouse in the fifth hour, too.

Get ready for some prime time, low down, face-to-face, bootleg MAYHEM!!!

IT’S ROCK FIGHT 10 BABY!!!!

Enjoy.

jh

If you would like to stream this testament to ROCK, go here.
If you would like to harness the power to rock on the go, download here.
If you care to listen to all of my pounding performances, go here, or scroll down.

A Season in Hell with John Hell
Mondays 8-10PM
Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF
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Rock Fight: Cheech and Chong

Here I Am: Al Green (10-04-74 Midnight Special, Hollywood, CA)-JH
Natbush City Limits: Ike and Tina Turner (01-19-75 Soul Train)-JH

Stone Junkie: Curtis Mayfield (06-06-72 Radio City Music Hall, NYC, NY)-JH
Stevie Wonder: You Are The Sunshine Of My Life->Big Brother->Blowing In The Wind
(03-04-73 Berkeley Community Theater, Berkelely, CA)-JH
Thank You: Sly and the Family Stone (10-09-70 Piknik Kasteel Groenveld Baarn, Netherlands)-JH

One Nation Under a Groove: P Funk (11-01-78 Howard Theater, Washington DC-JH

Country Road: Toots and the Maytals (04-22-1978 The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Ontario)-JH
Midnight Ravers: Bob Marley (06-10-75 Quiet NIght Club, Chicago, IL)-JH
Let’s Work: Prince (04-24-13 Late Show, DNA Lounge, SF, CA)-RD
You Got the Look: Prince (04-24-13 Late Show, DNA Lounge, SF, CA)-RD
Endorphin Machine: Prince (04-24-13 Late Show, DNA Lounge, SF, CA)-RD
She’s Always in my Hair: Prince (04-24-13 Late Show, DNA Lounge, SF, CA)-RD

Cold Sweat: James Brown (08-26-68 Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX)-JH
Sex Machine: James Brown (03-18-71 Olympia Theater, Paris, France)-JH

Barracuda: Heart (06-17-13 West Palm Beach, FL)-RD
Bad Reputation: Joan Jett (08-08-81 Fireman’s Memorial Park, Hempstead, NJ)-JH
Back in Black: AC/DC (02-27-81 Melbourne, AU)-RD

Waiting for the Bus/ Jesus Just Left Chicago: ZZ Top (04-19-80 Rockpalast, Grugenhalle Essen, Germany)-JH
Hot Line: Black Sabbath (1983???)-RD
Cherry Bomb: The Runaways (07-19-76 The Agora, Cleveland, OH)-JH
Monkey on my Back: Aerosmith (06-04-94 Donnington, England)-RD

Motor City Madhouse: Ted Nugent (05-23-81 Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI)-JH
On Top of the World: Cheap Trick (12-31-79 Fabulous Forum, Inglewood, CA-)JH

Boys are Back in Town: Thin Lizzy (05-14-76 Detroit, MI)-JH

The Phoenix: The Cult (03-16-12 Waterloo Records – SXSW, Austin, TX)-RD

The Rover / Sick Again: Led Zeppelin (05-30-77 Capitol Centre Landover, Maryland)-JH
In My Time of Dying: Led Zeppelin (03-19-75 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada)-RD
Misty Mountain Hop: Led Zeppelin 08-11-79 Knebworth Festival Stevenage, UK-JH
Heartbreaker: Led Zeppelin: (12-06-96 Chatenay-Malabry, France-JH)

Hour Four:
Gimme Shelter: Rolling Stones (LA 1975)-RD
I’m Losing You: The Faces (04-05-73 Sundown Theater, London England)-JH

Shake!: The Time (02-03-91, Japan)-RD

My Adidas: Run DMC (1985 The Apollo Theater, NYC, NY)-JH
Time to get Ill: Beastie Boys (07-05-98 Werchter, Belgium)-JH
Rock Your Socks Off: Tenacious D (09-28-01 Higher Ground, Winooski, VT)-JH

Interview with Butthouse of Limbomaniacs

Porno: Limbomaniacs (09-01-90 I-Beam, SF, CA)-JH
Seven Nation Army: White Stripes (06-13-07 Maida Vale Studios, London, England)-JH

Hour six
Learn to Fly: Foo Fighters (2012 Buenos Aires)-RD
Hard to Handle: Black Crowes (10-19-99 Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA)-JH

X-Offender: Blondie (09-21-77 Old Wardorf  San Francisco, CA)-RD
Jocko Homo: Devo (08-03-77 Mabuhay Gardens (The “Fab Mab”), San Francisco, C)-JH
Rock and Roll: Supersuckers (???? Ron has no clue when/where this show is from)

400 Bucks: Reverend Horton Heat (06-09-06 Wakarusa Music Festival, Lawrence, KS)-JH
Blitzkrieg Bop: The Ramones (05-21-76 The Club, Cambridge, MA)-JH
Join Together/Goin’ Mobile: fIREHOSE (08-25-89 The Music Machine, Santa Monica, CA)-JH

School’s Out: Alice Cooper (Bonnaroo, TN 06-09-12)-RD

Nothing to Lose:  Kiss (09-03-76 Richfield Stadium, Richfield, OH)-JH
Take a Letter Maria: Pleasure Barons (03-93 Vancouver, BC)-JH

Rock Fight 10 on Monday, July 1st, 6-Midnight!!!

June 26, 11am

Screen shot 2013-06-20 at 5.54.13 PMROCK FIGHT 10

JOHN HELL VS. ROTTEN RONNIE DONOVAN

MONDAY, JULY 1ST, 2013

6PM-Midnight (PDST)

RADIO VALENCIA, 87.9FM in SF

HTTP://RADIOVALENCIA.FM

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!

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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!

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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

Free tix to KYLESA, SUBHUMANS/TOTAL CHAOS on todays Cold Ones

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.

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!

Hewhocannotbenamed and Subhumans/Total Chaos and Bobby Joe Ebola ticket giveaway on Cold Ones May 16th

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!

HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED slaying the masses!

DIGESTOR of GHOUL on today’s Cold Ones + more

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.

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

Clue Two

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

Clue Three

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.

 

 

 

 

ROCK FIGHT 8 IS TONIGHT!!!

June 18, 3pm

ROCK FIGHT 8 IS TONIGHT!!!
6-10PM (PDST)
87.9FM in SF
http://www.radiovalencia.fm

For over four years John Hell and Rotten Ronnie Donovan of Firehouse Kustom Posters have gone mano-a-mano in a brutal bootleg battle royal.

John and Ron are huge live bootleg collectors, and twice a year they pit their collections against one another to find out who has the superior sonic sorcery of sound. You be the judge.

Tonight’s show will feature:
*One-on-one battles
*Rock Blocks
*Local Hero Tributes
*Ronnie Montrose Tribute
*Summer Theme Rock
*Premier of an AWESOME, never before heard Led Zeppelin show from 1975!!!
*Special Guests at 7 and 9
*Silkscreen poster prizes
*….and MORE…much MUCH MORE

How do we do it? Volume, volume, TURN UP THE VOLUME!

Tune in tonight, 6-10PM (PDST) to what promises to be a battle to end all ROCK FIGHT battles (until the Rock Fight 9 in December).

Lovingly,

John Hell
Twitter: @johnhell
@radiovalenciasf