April 20, 4pm

Happy 420 y’all! “Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea” is proud to feature Oakland pop legends Dingbat Superminx tonight on the air from 6-8 pm, taking ur calls and questions with me ADH DJ Click the link to listen. Let’s get higher….pic

Buchla Special

April 20, 10am

In advance of the Buchla Memorial Concerts 4/22 – 4/23, Derek Gedalecia joins me with Buchla selections and a Headboggle set.

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#700 | THE 700TH CLUB! | April 18, 2017

April 19, 5am

Thanks for listening everybody to my radio show. 17 years in radio and my 700th has been great. Hope I get 17 more. HA! I’m off for the next two weeks. Be back in May. Be cool. CHEERS! ~DJ Naked Rob, SFCA

(intro) (the) Melvins | Honey Bucket | Houdini
The Smart Dads | Bummer Summer | Bummer Summer LP
Piss Test | Abortion Fund | Piss Test
Kanaan | Leave It | Brown Acid – The Fourth Trip comp
Jesus Crost | Milevskyi | Die Tonmeisterei Sessions
Dialysis | Pretty Men | Dialysis
Assaulter | Assaulter | Meat Grinder
Joint D≠ | DYKWIA | Intelligence
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Digital Black | Murder Of The Universe
Mind Dweller | Sob Story | Mind Dweller
Cock Sparrer Official | Every Step Of The Way | flexi disc
Necrot | Blood Offerings | Empty Hands
Destination Lonely | Dirt Preacher | Death Of An Angel
Sacrificial Slaughter | Systematic Genocide | Generation Of Terror
Mammoth Mammoth | Spellbound | Mount The Mountain
Futuro | O Outro Lado da Moeda | A Torre da Derrota
Tombs | Cold | The Grand Annihilation
Power | Gimme Head | Electric Glitter Boogie
Foreseen | Violent Discipline | Grave Danger
Wolfbrigade | Lucid Monomania | Run With The Hunted
Xetas | The Tower | The Tower
Connoisseur | Mala Yierba | Over The Edge
The Obsessed | Haywire | Sacred
Fuck You Pay Me | Saint Dorner | Dumbed Down
Gary Wrong Group | Warlords Willing | Gary Wrong Group
Sigil | Bloodvisions | Kingdom Of The Grave
Career Suicide | No Walls, No Curtains | Machine Response
Obituary | Straight To Hell | Obituary
Lecherous Gaze | Blind Swordsman | One Fifteen
Prisoner | Tyrant Beyond | The Infinite
Crystal Fairy | Vampire X-Mas | Crystal Fairy
Deathwish | False Gods | Unleash Hell
Lock Up | Foul From The Pure | Demonization
Coltsblood | The Legend Of Abhartach | Ascending
(outro) Melvins | Hag me | Houdini

Luigi Cozzi Interview

April 18, 2pm

This podcast features a new interview with the wonderful Luigi Cozzi recorded at Profondo Rosso on halloween eve! Cozzi is the director of Starcrash, The Killer Must Kill Again, Contamination and Blood on Méliès’ Moon to name a few. He is also a writer and is known for his collaborations with Dario Argento and others.

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Hell’s Kitchen Radio #300: Celebrate Good Times

April 18, 11am

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I’ve been hosting a radio show on and off since about 1990 when I was at KFJC. I never counted the number of shows I hosted there, but between 1990-1997, probably over 1000 weekly shows. Those were great times, and by far the best education I could have dreamed of. When I started Radio Valencia back in 2010 I had no idea how it might grow and how long we would be around. Monday night I hosted my 300th show, not counting the many specials I’ve done. What a fun milestone this is.

I started off the night with 15 minutes of Facebook Live, which I’m still not totally comfortable doing, but at least it’s a way for my family to see me in action. HA! My guest, managing editor of local magazine “Haight Street Voice“, Linda Kelly spent the rest of the evening with me talking about the importance of having a regular publication in the city that supports local voice, whether they be citizens, homeless, merchants, artists, musicians, or whomever. Linda knows her history of the area like the back of her hand, and wants to use HSV as a medium to bring people together of various backgrounds, all of whom share their love of the city, and the Haight specifically. I concur. It was a fabulous interview. She turned the mic on me in the second hour, asking about my thoughts on show 300 and where I’d like to see Radio Valencia go in the future.

The music is just a continuation of all things John Hell is into. There’s some brand spanking new Father John Misty, new Boss Hog, new CFM, new Crystal Fairy, live Thin Lizzy, and of course some live Grateful Dead. Check out the playlist below.

I don’t really feel that this blog is for me to ramble on and on. I think the radio show itself should be the focus. So, click on the links above to stream or download this show, and then you too can take the two hour journey that I’ve prepared for you, 300 shows in the making…give or take.

This May 25th I’ll be interviewing music critic and author Joel Selvin about his new book “Altamont



Hell’s Kitchen with John Hell
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Radio Valencia in SF

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Way Down in the Hole: Blind Boys of Alabama
Tunic: Sonic Youth

Sunday Routine: Boss Hog
N.I.B.: Brown Sabbath

I Call My Baby Pussycat: Parliament
Real Love Baby: Father John Misty

Love Song: Bongwater
Lethal Look: CFM
When Doves Cry: Patti Smith

Temple Beautiful: Chuck Prophet
Moth Tongue: Crystal Fairy
Wiggle Stick: Reverend Horton Heat

Sway: Rolling Stones
A Change is Gonna Come: The Gits
Suicide: Thin Lizzy (09-25-80 Sun Plaza, Nakano, Japan)No Blues: Miles Davis

Loser: Grateful Dead (03-19-1977 Winterland, SF, CA)
Il Teatrino Delle Suore: Sex Mob

Below is the FB Live video from Monday’s show, if you’re into that kind of thing.

New bunnywhiskers podcast

April 15, 6am

With music from Alien Factor, Plague of Zombies, Sexy Killer, Hallucination Generation, Death Laid an Egg and more….

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April 13, 2pm

So excited to have an interview for y’all tonight with Oakland indie-pop heroes @Trails and Ways at 7 pm!, or catch the Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea podcast afterwards at xo

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #299: Radio Junkie

April 12, 9am

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There’s free-form radio and then there’s FREE-FORM RADIO! I’ve been doing this too long to stop now. There are times when I’m driving late at night, pushing the buttons on my FM radio, thinking to myself “why am I hearing the same songs at this late hour that I would hear in the middle of the day? Shouldn’t the late hours be the time when radio stations stretch out, try something new, or perhaps even a deeper album cut? Isn’t this the time when they can play a 20 minute track? Isn’t this the perfect opportunity for them to try out a new, local artist who deserves the airplay? WHY AREN’T THEY DOING THIS? And why haven’t I written a letter? Tweeted? Made a call? ”

If I was given a chance to program KSAN (aka:107.7 The Bone) I would make “Big Daddy” Tom Donahue proud. That man must be seriously spinning in his grave to see what has happened with his love child. Some say Steven Seaweed is an institution. I say that he’s been phoning it in for about two decades now. No offense, Steven. You’ve made a great career out of being super excited to be playing another AMAZING Van Hagar track, and having people call out the WEEDMAN! I’ve worked in commercial radio. They hand you the playlist and tell you what you are and are not allowed to say and play. Any deviation from the norm and you’re out the door. All to please the listeners. Yeah right. It’s all about the sponsors. There is no longer any art or risk-taking in the land of mainstream radio. And it’s been this way for a good 25 years now; perhaps longer.

Tonights show is all over the aural spectrum. Brand new music from Boss Hog, and CFM has a new LP out as well. There’s some sizzling rock, toe-tappin’ country, Japanese Psych, nouveau Americana, Seattle Grunge (I hate that term), and American Punk. I’m sure I left out something. Take a look at the playlist below and click on the stream or download above to enjoy this program, sure to please even the finickiest music lovers in your home.

Next Monday night is my 300th show on Radio Valencia. That’s a lot of shows. I have no clue what I have planned, but it promises to be worth your time. Tune in 8-10PM at

See you on the radio.


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Radio Valencia in SF

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Way Down In The Hole: Tom Waits
The Deep: Red Fang

Ashes to Ashes: Eric McFadden
White Bird: It’s A Beautiful Day

Volunteers: Jefferson Airplane
Sleep Drifter: King Gizzard and the Lizard Gizzard
I’m Sure to Meet You: Angel in Heavy Syrup

Rubber Lips: Damaged Bug
Pretty Bird: Jenny Lewis

Young, Gifted, and Broke: Aura Lewis and Lee “Scratch” Perry
I Fall to Pieces: Patsy Cline
Hey Hey, My My: Neil Young (June 13, 2003 Bonnaroo Music Festival)

Ground Control: Boss Hog
Make it Now: Mudhoney (September 26, 1993 Hollywood Palace)
Let It Bleed: Rolling Stones (November 1, 1981 Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX)

Dead Weight/Message: CFM
Barn Burning: Dave Alvin

Frankie and Albert: Taj Mahal
Ice Water: Ray Condo
Diddy Wah Diddy: Thee Headcoats

American Heavy Metal Weekend: Circle Jerks (February 14-1986 Fender’s Ballroom Long Beach, CA)

#699 | RADIO TIME! | April 11, 2017

April 12, 5am

Thanks everybody for listening. The podcast of this radio show will be up tomorrow at Have a good week and until then, keep your ears to the radio. CHEERS! ~DJ Naked Rob, SFCA

(intro) Melvins | Honey Bucket | Houdini
Silver Screams | Dead Air | Defective Machines
Protester | Dead Inside | Hide From Reality
The Hip Priests | Motherfucker Superior | Those Fuckin’ Boys – A Decade of Disdain
Hour Of 13 | Grim Reality | Salt The Dead
Efialtis | Efialtis | Efialtis
Civilized | All The Same | Chopping Block
Nopes | Shedding | Fun Limbo
Culture Shock | Lone Wolves | Culture Shock
Psychic Teens | Sicko | Hex
Golden Pelicans | Blood Medusa | Disciples Of Blood
Futuro | A Torre da Derrota | A Torre da Derrota
Blackout | Graves | The Horse
The Ditch and the Delta | Dread Spectacle | Hives In Decline
Wormwitch | Everlasting Lie | Strike Mortal Soil
Biznaga | Mediocridad y Confort | Sentido del Espectáculo
Norska | Samhain | Too Many Winters
Syndrome 81 | n’oublie jamais | split 7″
USA Nails | University Home | Shame Spiral
Ultra | Sangras | Mística Moderna 7″
The Obsessed | Punk Crusher | Sacred
Power | Puppy | Electric Glitter Boogie
Coltsblood | Mortal Wound | Ascending
Wolfbrigade | Warsaw Speedwolf | Run With The Hunted
Beast Modulus | Barnburner | Being
Xetas | The Break | The Tower
Fuck You Pay Me | Dark Side Of The Spoon | Dumbed Down
Sons of Famine | Malicious Curse Of Fate | Alcohol And Razorblades
Sigil | Strange Aeons | Kingdom Of The Grave
Obituary | Betrayed | Obituary
Scumripper | Gutter Heights | Scumripper
Lock Up (official) | The Plague That Stalks The Darkness | Demonization
Connoisseur | The Answer | Over The Edge
Deathwish | Baptized In Fire | Unleash Hell
Career Suicide | Distractions | Machine Response
(outro) Melvins Hag Me | Houdini