End Of Year Celebration On Hell’s Kitchen Radio – Monday 8-10PM

December 21, 3pm

SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 31: The Grateful Dead performing at the San Francisco Civic Center on December 31, 1984. (Photo by Clayton Call/Redferns)

Hey radio fans, tonight is my last show for 2015. On tonight’s show I’ll be starting off with an interview with singer/songwriter and former Bay Area rocker, Manny Manriquez. He’s on the East Coast now, but has some great new music to share. That’s around 8:15 tonight.

Starting at 8:30 to close out my year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead I’ll be playing about 90 minutes of live Dead. That’s about 2 songs. HA! There’s so much good stuff to share. I’ll play some barn-burners, and some jams. Tune into Radio Valencia tonight from 8-10PM (PDST).

As always my playlist/DL/Stream of my podcast can be found on my blog.

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5th Annual ANNUAL ANNUAL Tonight from 8-10PM

November 23, 5pm

VINTAGE-1975---Birthday-T-ShirtIt’s time for my annual ANNUAL ANNUAL! It’s all about 1975! What music do you love from this seminal year? What genres stand out? Tune in Monday, November 23rd, from 8-10PM to Hell’s Kitchen Radio on Radio Valencia as John Hell features choice cuts from multiple genres that round it this colorful year.

Ask Dr. Hal Show Broadcast Live at XOXO in Oakland TONIGHT from 10-Midnight

October 30, 1pm


A LEG UP – In need of a healing development, we hope East Bay friends of Ask Dr. Hal! will come to this later-night pre-Hallowe’en live podcast show at XOXO in Jack London Square, where food and drink will also be available. The Extra Action Marching Band will be playing nearby. During our show, which ends at Midnight at the club, we’ll be featuring some guest performers… Consider dropping by during the Night Before Hallowe’en. But if can’t join in the festivities in person, never fear, the entire show will be broadcast LIVE across the world, via the Radio Valencia website.

Hell’s Kitchen Radio #237: Devil Doll

October 15, 9pm


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Every week I knowingly select more music than I will ever play. I do this, because radio is an artform. It’s an empty canvas. I need to fill it, and I need to have the appropriate materials to do so. So much good music to share. Take a look at this blistering playlist below. And you can hear it in my voice. There was a lot of hooting and hollering goin’ on.

I’m going to start identifying what I feel was “best of set”, as each week there’s always that set that is just more awesome than the others. For this show it was absolutely justified. See below.

This Sunday at The Chapel, on Valencia, Ty Segall‘s side project, FUZZ, is opening for one of my top 5 desert island bands, MUDHONEY! If you don’t have tickets, too bad for you: it’s sold out! I cannot wait to sweat the night away, in what promises to be an amazing show. Fuzz has a new record out too, which you know will be on turntable A in the Radio Valencia studios next Monday night.

In the meantime, check out the playlist below, and click on the Dl or stream above.



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Border Radio: The Blasters
Devil Doll: X
River of Fever The Flesh Eaters

Dismissive: OBN IIIs
Fun House (Take 5): The Stooges

Where Eagles Dare: Bratmobile
Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast: Pink Floyd (for DocBot)
Crimson: Ken Nordine
Jean-Pierre: Miles Davis

In ‘n Out of Grace: Mudhoney
One: Fuzz
There She Goes, My Beautiful World: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

In the Cartoon: Clown Alley (for John Law)
Young Man Blues: Altamont

It Hurts Me Too: Grateful Dead with Duane Allman (02/11/70 – Fillmore East, NYC)
Sova: Dungen

Storm and Feather: Golden Void
I Don’t Want Nobody To Get Me Nothing: Grant Green

Tonight We Have Pie – John Hell’s Best of 2015 So Far

August 17, 6pm

The10(1)Oh Hell yeah! My buddy Elizabeth Simon of Bourgeois Productions Presentsis hanging out with me tonight to talk up her upcoming show at Bottom of the Hill, featuring past guests, Happy Fangs. She’s also bringing me homemade pie!!! Tune in 8-10 tonight!!!

A few weeks ago I hosted my “Best of 2015 – So Far” show. Take a look below for all pertinent details.

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We’re half way through the year, so how about we check in with the great music we’ve heard so far in 2015? Tonight’s show is all about new releases, and a few re-issues that caught my eye. Check out the amazing Hawkwind cut in the second hour. New music from LA bands Wand, Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, as well as some sizzling tracks from Bay Area groups Rin Tin Tiger, Tiger Honey Pot and Queen Crescent.

If you like what you hear, then go out and support these bands by purchasing their vinyl or MP3s. And for Christ’s sake, go see them live!!!

And continuing with my celebration of the 50th birthday of the good ol’ Grateful Dead, there’s a sweet treat at the end of the show for you. Check out the playlist below, and please share with your music-loving friends.



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Cave In: Wand
Lectric Motions: Nudity
Wanderlust: White Hills
Ramen Rock: Tiger Honey Pot
Wilding: Moon Duo
Spit You Out: Metz
Black Acid: Queen Crescent
Into the Void: Brown Sabbath (Brownout)
Concert Outlook (The JBs)
When You Feel It, Grunt if You Can: The JBs
Mr. Time: Koes Barat
Lupine Ossuary: Thee Oh Sees
Feel: Ty Segall
Say: Mikal Cronin
Empty: King Gizzard
Mirror of Illusion: Hawkwind
When You’re Smiling and Astride Me: Father John Misty
Hold You Down: Rin Tin Tiger
Bride of Crankenstein: Melvins
China Cat Sunflower/I Know You Rider: Grateful Dead (July 14, 1985 Ventura Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA)

Hot Toddies on Hell’s Kitchen – Monday at 8PM

January 26, 7pm


It’s Monday, so it’s time for your favorite radio show, Hell’s Kitchen with John Hell. Tonight I’m serving up Hot Toddies for EVERYONE! It’s a drink AND a band! This trio is playing at the Fillmore this Saturday to celebrate their 10th year of rockin out together. I’ll be chatting them up in the first hour. or the popup player

December 22, 1pm

Screen shot 2014-12-19 at 11.11.45 PMJohn Hell of Hell’s Kitchen Radio and Ron Donovan invite you to tune in Monday night, December 22, from 6-midnight to a rock ’em, sock ’em bootleg battle to end all bootleg battles.

Tune into Radio Valencia ( where you can not only listen to the action, LIVE as it’s taking place, but you can also help determine the winner.

John Hell and Ron Donovan have the largest combined live bootleg collection in the history of mankind. So it’s no surprise that they battle it out every six months to decide who the ultimate bootleg champion is. Got a favorite rock band? Chances are John and Ron have their BEST live concerts

Tonight’s guests include author Linda Kelly; sound engineer, John Carr; Metallica official fanzine editor Steffan Chirazi; bassist and vox for Limbomaniacs, Butthouse; guitar maestro Eric McFadden, and who knows who else?