Special guest TRUUS DE GROOT Friday on Sound Of Plaid

June 19, 6pm

Our next radio show (Fri 6am) welcomes Dutch musician Truus de Groot!  Her career as a musician and singer has spanned several decades, propelling her from Eindhoven to solo performances and group collaborations (Plus Instruments, Rhys Chatham)throughout the world.  She’s also designed her own electronic instruments, some of which she brought for her excellent 2014 Fuse Factory performance.

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Truus de Groot

Truus de Groot

Special guests OTIS FODDER & IRWIN CHUSID Friday on Sound Of Plaid

February 18, 2pm

On Friday’s radio show we welcome very special guests Otis Fodder (Bran Flakes) and Irwin Chusid (WFMURaymond Scott Archives) to celebrate the album release of RAYMOND SCOTT REWIRED!  Otis and Irwin will discuss the album with co-collaborator TradeMark and co-host Frilly (but without Mark Vidler of Go Home Productions, who couldn’t make it) and play many of the album’s 19 tracks including the joint collaboration finale of the album, Raymond Scott’s classic Powerhouse.

Tune in Friday morning 6a-8a on February 28th!

Friday at 4PM Sonic Subversion Welcomes Carlos Souffront

February 7, 2pm

Tune in to The Sonic Subversion Program with Brian And Janine Friday at 4 PM Pacific time when our very special guest will be Carlos Souffront:

After the show we all head down to Monarch at 6th and Mission for “Music By Proxy” where Janine and Carlos will play live at the Amazing Hour At Monarch (6th and Mission San Francisco) for Amazing Music, Amazing Drinks and  amazing company (including some of the radio Valencia Djs) NO COVER 5:30 to 9:30 PM


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



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!

AntiChristian of SIDE EFFECTS on Cold Ones today 6:00pm

September 12, 3pm

Tune into Cold Ones & Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless today Thursday September  12th, 6:00pm-8:00pm, the in studio guest is AntiChristian of Oakland/Davis based d-beat band SIDE EFFECTS. AntiChristian will be spinning some of his favorite hardcore punk records, some of the releases he carries in his record distro as well as some tracks by his band. SIDE EFFECTS will be the support to Swedish d-beat legends MOB 47, DESPERAT (members of MOB 47 and WARVICTIMS playing sick Swedish hardcore) and KOSZMAR (from Vancouver BC), along with other bay area heroes FILTHCHAIN and FEMACOFFIN at the Oakland Metro side room this Friday September 13th, $10, all ages/21 to drink. Yep this bad ass d-beat down takes place on Friday thee 13th! You can pre-sale tickets at  Tune in for the music/stay for the chaos!

AntiChristian of d-beat band SIDE EFFECTS

AntiChristian of d-beat band SIDE EFFECTS

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

Eric Cutler & Erika Osterhout of NECROSIC on todays Cold Ones

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.



DAVE DICTOR OF MDC & HOLZFEUER of ARNOCORPS on Cold Ones today June 13th

June 13, 4pm

On today’s episode of Cold Ones & Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless, Ami’s guests will be punk rawk icon Dave Dictor of legendary band MDC and ARNOCORPS super hero/front man Holzfeuer. MDC were an integral part of the Austin, Texas hardcore scene in the early 80’s along side THE DICKS & THE BIG  BOYS, then relocated around the same time to San Francisco and were a part of this ever growing punk rawk community as well. Not many bands can say they were there for the birth of both these vibrant music scenes. MDC’s main component has been Dave Dictor. Dave has fronted this band since the get go (they started out under the name THE STAINS), helping to establish MDC as one of the best and longest running punk bands that have always questioned & confronted the status quo through their music. With Dave’s unique socio-politcal lyrics MDC have called out everything from multi-corporate domination to homophobia to Reagan era shenanigans to the violent suppression of Communism in Central America. MDC is a band that fully utilizes the “soap box” they’ve been given to educate and get their audiences thinking & questioning the world at large. MDC will be making their return back to the bay, playing Gilman On Friday June 14th. Action adventure, hardcore rock n rollers, ARNOCORPS is celebrating a brand spanking new release called THE FANTASTIC EP and will be bringing the super hero action to Slims in San Francisco Friday June 14th. Holzfeuer frontman & kick ass hero will be taking some time out of his busy super hero schedule to chat us up and let us premier some tracks off the new EP. ARNOCORPS has won best band in Best of The Bay and have built quite the loyal hero/she-ro fan fallowing over the past decade, with good reason; This band is fun, exciting and play some of the best hardcore-punk-n-roll! If you’ve not seen ARNOCORPS, this Friday is your chance to come correct and join the rescue team!

Dave Dictor of MDC, delivering the message to the masses!

Dave Dictor of MDC, delivering the message to the masses!

crust band KONTRASEKT, live on Cold Ones today Thursday June 6th.

June 6, 4pm

Bob and KONTRASEKT, laying doen the heavy crust.

Bob and KONTRASEKT, laying down the heavy crust.

On today’s episode of Cold Ones & Rolled Ones with Ami Lawless (6:00pm-8:00pm), Minneapolis crust bastards KONTRASEKT will be live in the Rad-Val studios! This band is on a full US tour, bringing their aggressive hardcore brand of crust punk to the masses while leaving each city they play in flames. Front man BOB DK, who’s also done time in mid-west punk legends URBAN DK & DESPITE has been an integral part of the Wisconsin & Minneapolis punk community for decades. This guy has played in numerous bands, set up shows, housed & fed touring bands and been a real stand up supporter of his regions vibrant punx community. This guy is one of my personal heroes and somebody I am honored to call a friend. We’ve been trying to schedule an interview for almost two years now and the day has come, tune in for his wise words and wit, along with his bandmates. We will be playing some KONTRASEKT as well! Actually I did interview Bob about 15 years ago in one of the fan zines I used to put out in the 90’s called Selfish Satan. This interview was when Bob was in DESPITE, who had put out one of my Top 15 albums of all time; DESPITE- The Destroyers Will Be Destroyed (Six Weeks Records) around that time and was touring the West Coast, playing venues like the legendary Gilman Street Project. Many years have passed but things haven’t changed too drastically; Bob is still playing crusty music and touring. Be sure to catch KONTRASEKT when they hit your town and if you’re in the Bay Area, KONTRASEKT is playing two shows, one on each side of the bridge; Tonight at The Knockout in The Mission of San Francisco (with Australia’s KROMOSOME) and Friday at The Pink String in Oakland (with BEDRUCKEN & BLOWN TO BITS). As usual the hardcore/punk/metal will be spun, tune in for the music/stay for the chaos.


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 from 6:00pm-8:00pm today Thursday May 23, 2013, tune in for the music and free stuff, stay for the chaos!