Baby and the Luvies on Dante’s Hot Tub 11/4 8pm

November 2, 11am

Baby and the Luvies

Eastlake Music Festival | Baby & the Luvies – Heartbroke

Tune in this week to Dante’s Hot Tub from 8-10pm PT for our special guests Baby and the Lovies, a San Francisco-based 10-piece soul-inspired boogie band. We’ll have vocalist Adeoti Ashiru and keyboardist Lessley Anderson in the studio to promote their show Friday Nov 6 at 10pm at PianoFight and play a bunch of tracks, including their own music plus influences and favorites.  read more »

Dante’s Hot Tub 12/12/12: Accordion Music by Lorenzo!

December 9, 7pm

Dante’s Hot Tub is proud to have local musician and future accordion superstar Lorenzo “Lolo” Lucchesi in the tub for this week’s show. Lorenzo will play music and discuss his young career this Wednesday 12/12/12 starting in the 8 o’clock hour. We’ll hear a variety of music, with an emphasis on classic Italian songs.

Lorenzo is only 11 years old but he has been playing accordion for several years. He is currently studying under Peter Di Bono, an accomplished musician and well-regarded teacher within the accordion community. A second-generation San Franciscan, Lorenzo is well-known in North Beach for playing many restaurants, cafes and street corners as Accordion Music by Lorenzo.

It was by chance that Lorenzo chose to play the accordion: one night while searching for a program to view on television, he came upon the Lawrence Welk Show. The featured guest that night was world renowned accordionist, Myron Floren.

Mesmerized by Floren’s ability to play what looked like such an odd looking “piano.”  Lorenzo told his mom, “I want to play that.”  Mom and Dad agreed that he could take lessons but that they would only consider purchasing him his own instrument if he stuck with it for a year. That was when he was  7 ½. Incredible musical inspiration for someone so young!

Lorenzo is excited to play live on the air at Radio Valencia and Dante’s Hot Tub is thrilled to bring this young local talent to our airwaves.

Dante’s Hot Tub with your host Juan Rapido airs every Wednesday from 8-10pm on Radio Valencia.



May 3, 9pm

It was a tripped out show as we were joined by special guest DJ Kenny Dojo in Dante’s Hot Tub as he guided an audio tour of contemporary psychedelic rock from around the world. From the more pop-oriented psychedelic rock of the Sand Pebbles to the long jams of The Spacious Mind we channeled the center earlobe.

Dante’s Hot Tub Intro
Miniskirt by Combustible Edison + Esquivel from Lounge-A-Palooza
Mini Skirts Time by Gerldets
Hip Huggin’ Mini by Tender Joe Richardson
Shake Your Mini by Show Stoppers
Miniskirt Dance by Senator Jones
Mr. Miniature Train Modeler by Bud Light Presents from Real Men of Genius

DJ Kenny Dojo joins us in the Tub

The Unseen Devourers by Outrageous Cherry from The Book of Spectral Projections
A Thousand Flowers by The Sand Pebbles from A Thousand Wild Flowers
Northern Star by Youngteam from Daydreamer
Ignition Slated for Eight by Asteroid No. 4 from Hail to the Clear Figurines

DJ Kenny Dojo joins us in the Tub

Gamm by Cave from Psychic Summer
Replicate by Disappears from Pre Language
Before You Leave by 93MillionMilesToTheSun from Northern Sky
Smoke Ring For My Halo by Kurt Vile from Smoke Ring For My Halo
The Prophet Am I by The Spacious Mind from Mind of a Brother

DJ Kenny Dojo joins us in the Tub

Honja by The Spacious Mind from Gentle Path Highway

DJ Kenny Dojo joins us in the Tub

She’s Taking Me Down by The Chemistry Set from This Day Will Never Happen Again
Dark Magic by The Sand Pebbles from Dark Magic
Track 5 by Oresund Space Collective from Slip into the Vortex

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4-11-12: Dante’s Hot Tub gets a cleaning, Juan Rapido goes to Wrybread’s Hot Tub

April 10, 11pm

Toilet Cat

On Wednesday night 4/11/12 from 8-10pm, Dante’s Hot Tub gets it’s twice-yearly cleaning and we take the show on the road to Wrybread’s rooftop hot tub. Join us for fun, hijinks, technical glitches and possible electrocution — plus special guest Jack Champion of Bakersfield Backbeat, Radio Valencia Saturdays from 2-4pm.

Featuring songs to strip to, country & western, wacky commercials, soul and more. Podcast and playlist to follow after the show. We’ll be back in Dante’s totally cleaned hot tub next week!

Dante’s Hot Tub 3.28.12 Podcast: Special Guest DJ Kenny Dojo plays Turkish Psych-Folk-Rock

March 31, 11am

Special guest DJ Kenny Dojo joined me in the Hot Tub on March 28 to play tracks from his deep collection of Turkish Psych-Folk-Rock 45s and share his knowledge of the scene. And he pronounces Turkish much better than how I stumble through Portuguese.

Playlist for the whole show:

Quick visit with Tony of Drinks with Tony
Dante’s Hot Tub Intro
J Dubs Theme by Son Of Bazerk from Bazerk Bazerk Bazerk
Brother in the Back by Ill Media from Deeper Concentration
That’s Right by Mike Doughty from Dubious Luxury
Optimo by Liquid Liquid from LCD Soundsystem: The Influences

We’re joined in the Tub by DJ Kenny Dojo

2023 by Baris Manco
Estarabim by Erkin Koray
Gafil Gezme Saskin by Ersen Ve Dadaslar
Aybatti by Fikret Kizilok
Imece by Mogollar
Loberde by Fikret Hakan

We’re joined in the Tub by DJ Kenny Dojo

Su Sazima Bir Duzen Ver by Sakir Oner
Saka Maka by Selda
Mehmet Emmi by Affetmem Seni
Yedin Beni by Ersen Dadaslar
Malabadi Koprusu by Selcuk Alagoz
Uzum Kaldi by Cem Karaca with Mogollar

We’re joined in the Tub by DJ Kenny Dojo

Erol Buyukburc by Allahim Beni De Gor
Ben Armudu Dislerim by Alpay
Kalenin Bayir Duzu by Alpay
Tanrilarin Arabalari by Mogollar

Thanks to DJ Kenny Dojo for joining us in the Tub

A Night in Tunisia by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers from Art Blakey et les Jazz Messengers au club St. Germain vol. 2


Dante’s Hot Tub celebrates Imperial Teen Wed Feb 22 8-10pm

February 22, 8am

Tonight on Dante’s Hot Tub we play songs from legendary SF pop superstars Imperial Teen as we celebrate their return to the stage for Noise Pop 2012. We’ll play a couple sets with songs from all five of their studio albums.

Imperial Teen plays this Friday 2/24 at Cafe Du Nord with 20 Minute Loop, Hollerado and Giggle Party. The show is sold out, but you can catch them for a FREE show at Amoeba Music this Sat 2/25 at 2pm.

Runaway is the first single off their new album Feel the Sound from Merge Records.

Feb. 15: Dante’s Hot Tub becomes Kris & Lisa’s Hot Tub

February 15, 8am

On February 15, Juan Rapido takes his show “Dante’s Hot Tub” from Dante’s hot tub to Kris & Lisa’s hot tub in Potrero Hill. Dante is getting the hot tub power-washed and sand-blasted which gives us the opportunity to take the show to a new tub!

Join Juan Rapido, plus special guest co-host Jack Champion of Saturday’s Bakersfield Backbeat to the home of Kris & Lisa and a dip in their tub. We’ve prepped all the water-proof equipment and dry-cleaned our swim trunks in anticipation of this history event.

Plus, we’ll hear tracks from Kris’ band Hey! Brontosaurus. So, join us this Wednesday February 15 from 8-10pm Pacific for hijinks and possible electrocution on Radio Valencia!

Challenge Karaoke Holiday Party Friday Dec 16th

December 11, 9pm

This coming Friday is the biggest event of the year for Radio Valencia! It’s the…

Radio Valencia Challenge Karaoke Holiday Extravaganza ON ICE!!!!!

Okay, it’s not our biggest event of the year. But it’s truly fun and awesome. Here’s all the important details.

Friday, December 16, 2011
Time: 9:00pm until 12:30am
Where: Chez Poulet, 3359 Army Street SF

OK, it’s not really on ice. But Challenge Karaoke is super stupid and fun.

Here’s how it works. You pay something to sing a song. A few dollars. You sing. Then, someone can come and pay the same amount of money to stop you. You may resume, but it’s gonna cost you.

We made $80 once to get through American Pie.

And it’s perfectly legal for you to sign someone else up to sing! If they don’t wanna sing, they can pay their way out. It adds a cool

It’s terrible. Horrible. Awful. Don’t come. (No, really, please come!!!)

Starts at 9. Ends when everyone runs away screaming. All money goes to Radio Valencia equipment fund. Stuff breaks.

This is your chance to sing Madonna in a death metal style or sing Slayer like a lounge act. And Radio Valencia not only supports this, but strongly encourages it!

Author Andrew Bardin Williams on Dante’s Hot Tub Wed 11-30

November 29, 9pm

As the Occupy movement slogs into the holiday season, the Wednesday November 30, 2011 edition Dante’s Hot Tub will host author Andrew Bardin Williams. Andrew recently published his novel Learning to Haight, a coming of age story about a young activist in San Francisco. Word is, investigating how previous protest movements are affecting today’s political and social movements is really what this literary novel is all about.

Host Juan Rapido and Andrew will discuss the novel, the role of protest and social movements, and play protest songs old and new. (No Joan Baez, promise!) Dante’s Hot Tub is on Radio Valencia every Wednesday from 8-10pm SF time.

Andrew Bardin Williams recently did a reading from his book at the Beat Museum in North Beach and was featured by His novel Learning to Haight is available exclusively as an e-book from, the Apple iBooks Store and other major e-retailers for only $2.99.