A Season in Hell, Monday 8-10pm Record Store Day and Europe 72, pt 3

April 23, 3pm

WOW, what an amazing Record Store Day that was. Did you all get out and purchase some tasty vinyl? I know I did. I spent the day broadcasting at Vinyl Solution Records in San Mateo on Saturday with M. Dung and Jack Champion. Juan Rapido and the Cheap Hooch gals showed up later in the afternoon to throw down as well. There was so much fine vinyl to choose from, that I had a very hard time deciding, so I just bought it all. Ha! I wish. I’ll be playing so of the exclusive releases tonight in the first hour of my show, 8-9pm (PDST).

In hour 2, at 9PM I’ll be featuring week three of eight (3/8) of my celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s Europe 72 tour. Tonight it’ll be cuts from the 04/17/21 Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark and 04/21/72 Beat Club in Bremen, Germany. The 4/21 show was a short, jaunt for the band in a small theater. Oh, to have been there.

Tune in and enjoy some exclusive sweet sounds, 8-10pm (PDST) tonight.

Afro-Funk and Psychedelia Monday 8-10PM

March 5, 6pm

I just grabbed the new Wooden Shjips Remixes LP, and some real tasty Afro-Funk from 1975. Expect two hours of both Afro-Funk and Psychedelia tonight on A Season in Hell with John Hell. 8-10PM (PST) tonight!!!

MLK Tribute and Shareef Ali on A Season In Hell, 8-10PM Tonight

January 16, 11am

It’s Martin Luther King Jr. day today, and I feel it my duty and honor to pay tribute to the man. Much of tonight’s music will be “Fight the Power” music, as well as songs in tribute to the great man. I’m in the mood for some funk, soul and hiphop.

Also, in the studio in the first hour is the very talented and original SF singer/songwriter Shareef Ali. He’s got a show coming up this Wednesday at Bottom of the Hill. Go out and support local, live music!

A Season in Hell with John Hell is on every Monday, 8-10PM (PST).
Go here to see all my past shows, including playlists, streaming and downloads of each show.

See you on the radio.


John Hell Emcees HUGE New Years Blast Saturday Night

December 30, 5pm

Dance ’til Dawn – 2012 New Years Eve at Your Cabana

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 31

The Party is not over until 10:00 a.m. on New Years Day

1308 Griffith Street at Quesada Street in the Bayview neighborhood


Mark Growden (10PM)– Mark plays accordion, saxophone and banjo in tribute to his rural mountain roots and the roughshod beginnings of American music and the spirit that music represents. Be prepared to swoon.

Rube Waddell (1:45AM)- a San Francisco-based quartet performing their own breed of modern Americana music. They mix together cast-off parts, twisted scraps, and rusty hinges of Blues, Gospel, Country, American and Irish Folk, Punk,Rock, comic Vaudeville, German theater, Mexican Banda, Mid-Eastern and Asian ditties into a raw junkyard stew stirred by their varied array of traditional and homemade instruments.

DJ Justin Credible (11PM)– Spreadin’ the music love with booty-shakin’ beats from hip-hop to funk and disco, plus many surprises.

DJ Selector Science – For the last decade Selector Science has traveled to the four corners of the galaxy smashing and blending musical genres along the way in his quest to make the ultimate, bass driven, dance floor whompers.

DJ Holding Pattern

MC for the night: John Hell of Radio Valencia


Rock Star Bartenders


Cyberbuss Hot Tea Lounge

Outdoor Bonfire


Champagne Toast at Midnight

Late Night Hot Snack Bar

Pancake Breakfast Bar on New Year’s Morning


$50 until December 20
$75 from December 21 – December 31, both online and at the door (cash only at the door)
$20 on January 1 starting at 2:00am at the door

Purchase your ticket NOW at
check out FB invite events/304369316262968/



Rock Fight #7 Is Set For Monday, December 12th, 6-10PM

December 1, 3pm

December 12th features John Hell and the return of Rotten Ronnie Donovan to the RV studios, as he and I host ROCK FIGHT 7!!! From 6-10PM we’ll be throwing down in an all-out BOOTLEG battle royal! Ronnie and I are diehard live bootleg collectors, and twice a year we go mano-a-mano to prove who has the best collection of them all. (we all know it’s me).

The theme this time is “Lucky 7”. Help us out. Are there any bands or songs that we should play that night? Remember, we’re playing live versions. We both have huge collections, so chances are we’ve got the music.

Tune in, Monday December 12th, 6-10PM on Radio Valencia, 87.9FM in SF,

To see previous setlists as well as links to the podcasts of Rock Fight 6, go here.
Rock Fight 5
Rock Fight 4
Rock Fight 3
Rock Fight 2
Rock Fight 1

Talkin’ Election Night Blues on A Season in Hell Monday Night 8-10

November 7, 10am

Join John Hell on A Season in Hell, Monday night, as he welcomes Ken Tray of United Educators of San Francisco for a pre-election night discussion. They’ll hit on the big mayoral election as well as the local propositions. They’ll be talking about the Occupy movement as well. Calls may be taken.

John Hell MC’s “Bowtie to Benefit AIDS Walk SF” This Saturday night

June 22, 11am

AIDS Walker Mici Monster is hosting “Bowtie to Benefit AIDS Walk” this Saturday night, June 25th, 5-10pm, at The Dovre Club, 1498 Valencia St in SF.

Radio Valencia’s John Hell is the MC.

Lot’s of entertainment and items for auction, including two one-hour guest DJ spots on A Season in Hell with John Hell, on Radio Valencia. Yes, you to can be a DJ. You just gotta throw down for it. It’s for a worthy cause.

All proceeds go to AIDS Walk SF.


MC & auctioneer John Hell of Radio Valencia 87.9 fm
Pinky the Singing Cowboy

Sister Mable Syrup photo ops & spanks

Sinister Storytime with Dr. Hal from the Church of the SubGenius

Ms. Momo Songbird vocals

Allison Lovejoy accordion cabaret & vocals

Ripping Jarico Reece of Cyclecide will perform spinal tap-like comedy

Sean Kelly will shock with his balloon striptease

AUCTION ITEMS (generously provided by)

Caffeinated Comics – $25 gift certificate (
– 2 individual packs of 8 organic, natural truffles

Radio Valencia
– 2 individual tickets x an hour in purgatory with John Hell
John Law’s Doggy Diner Heads
– An Doggy Diner Head appearance at any local event

Songbird Festival
– 2 tickets to a Songbird Festival music event (

Cafe 78
– $20 gift certificate (no website but:

The Darkroom
– 2 tickets for 2 to July Twilight Zone Live shows (

Princess Animal
– A rock’n’roll craft store gift bag of “Get Crafty & Be Sweet Yarn Kit” (

– Gift Certificate (

– T-shirts, patches & stickers (

Lifesize Mousetrap
– T-shirts, patch, stickers, and DVD packet (

Laura Dean
Bodyworks – 2 gift certificates of 1 hour massages each (

Mici Monster Cupcakes
– fancy fondant cupcakes

Silent auction is from 5-9.

A Season in Hell Playlist for Monday, May 2, 2011

May 3, 4pm

If you’re like me, and I know you are, then you love a fine night of stage performance in an intimate setting. Luckily for you San Francisco offers many fine places to indulge in this fetish. You naughty radio listener, you. Anyway, the Mission District has without a doubt, the BEST place to see a stage play, or a bad movie: The Dark Room Theater. Located at 2263 Mission St., between 18th and 19th streets. The Dark Room has been around since 2005, hosting adapted stage performances of classic films such as: The Shining, Caddyshack, Life of Brian, Star Wars, the Ten Commandments (I was the voice of God), many Twilight Zone episodes, original plays like Emperor Norton and Zippy the Pinhead, as well as Sunday nights Bad Movie Night, which features a movie and commentary from three “talented” hosts with mics, but also encourages audience participation. Think MST3K, but way better. They host many sketch comedy groups, as well as stand up comedy too. I love this place. We are so lucky to have The Dark Room in SF.

From their website:


The Dark Room is your one-stop shop for comedy, theater, events, entertainment, rehearsal space and recording studio facilities (both pre- and post-production).

The proprietor of The Dark Room, Jim Fourniadis, will be on my show Monday night, 8-10pm, talking about The Dark Room Theater, as well as his days in the east coast punk band Rats of Unusual Size, where he was the front man and lead guitarist. We’ll play lots of music and talk about lots of great SF underground entertainment history, as well as too many in-jokes you won’t understand. We hope you laugh anyway.

Enjoy it here.

Hour one:

Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon: Urge Overkill
I Wanna Be Your Dog: Iggy Pop

Interview with Jim Fourniadis of the Dark Room Theater

Rock and Roll Nursing Home: Iron Prostate
Ford’s Theater Wipeout: Cab City Combo
SOS: Rats of Unusual Size
Muswell Hillbilly: The Kinks

Interview with Jim Fourniadis of the Dark Room Theater
Jim sings: Elvis was a Caveman

Hour Two:
Radar Love: Rats of Unusual Size
Blah, Blah, Blah: Lenny Bruce
T for Texas: Toshio Horano

Interview with Jim Fourniadis of the Dark Room Theater

Coffee Man: Rats of Unusual Size
More Than a Man: Steffanos X

Interview with Jim Fourniadis of the Dark Room Theater

In Heaven There Is No Beer: Polkacide
Twitch: Rats of Unusual Size
Razzles: Rats of Unusual Size

Interview with Jim Fourniadis of the Dark Room Theater

Argh: Rats of Unusual Size

Interview with Jim Fourniadis of the Dark Room Theater

I Ain’t Nothing: CC Ramone and Jim Fourniadis

Playlist from Monday night’s A Season in Hell with John Hell

April 27, 9pm

Trademark G and Miss Frilly Pants of Evolution Control Committee, as well as Radio Valencia’s “The Sound of Plaid“, were my very special guests on tonight’s show. We took the full two hours to track their history of mash-ups, as well as feature tracks from their latest release “All Rights Reserved”. If you haven’t heard the ECC, you’re really missing out. Tune in to the podcast (I’ll post it when it’s available) to hear the mash-up greatness.

On tonight’s show the question is answered: what’s the difference between a remix and a mash-up? Tune in.

Here’s the podcast of this historic show.

Roustabout: Elvis Presley
Two Fools: Francine King
Roboto in the Stream: Enrique

Interview with ECC

Listener License Agreement: ECC
What Would You Say If I Sang Autotune: ECC

Interview with ECC

PWN Monkey: ECC
Stairway to Britney: ECC

Interview with ECC

I Want a Cookie: ECC
The Symbol: Unknown
Jesus Carp: Chromelodeon (Live on KXLU)

Interview with ECC

2000 Flushes: Wayne Butane
Don’t Let The Devil Blow Your Mind: ECC

Interview with ECC

Now Ahh Lissen
Convoy Box: DJ Pantshead & The ECC
I Ain’t Gonna Pee Pee My Bed Tonight: The Kelly Family

Interview with ECC

Fock It: ECC

Interview with ECC

Hillbilly Beatboxing: ECC

Interview with ECC

By The Time I Get To Arizona (Whipped Cream Mix): ECC
Nasty Part 2: DJ Pantshead

Interview with ECC

Trademark G and Miss Frilly Pants on A Season in Hell this Monday, 8-10PM

April 24, 1pm

Radio Valencia’s own Trademark G and Miss Frilly Pants of Evolution Control Committee will join yours truly on this Monday’s A Season in Hell, with John Hell. They have a great new mash-up CD release out, “All Rights Reserved“, which we’ll be featuring. We’ll also share some of their fine influences. ECC has a weekly show on Radio Valencia, live Thursday 9-11AM, as well as a repeat Tuesday’s 8-10pm. We’re talking quality “music” here.

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