12-Hour Memorial Birthday Tribute To PRINCE This Tuesday

June 6, 9pm

Beginning at 12 midnight tonight and running continuously until noon on Tuesday, June 7, we will be replaying tribute programming which originally aired during the week of Prince’s passing this past April. Prince would have been 58 on this day. Tune in anytime Tuesday morning for twelve hours of the music of Prince…

Silly Love Songs On Radio Valencia

February 9, 10pm


This week in honor of Saint Valentine’s Day, several of our programs will be focusing on love and romance as the musical theme or point of departure.

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Feed Your Head begins the countdown to V-Day with something for the loved, unloved, desperate, and dangerous. Time to update your OK Cupid, ya dirty sloots

Next, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, Ferrara Brain Pan will feature two hours of songs on the theme of heartbreak and unrequited longing, presenting a broad spectrum of genres ranging from traditional and contemporary folk (Terry Callier and Shirley Collins) to smoky jazz ballads (Peggy Lee and Patty Waters) to New Wave (Til Tuesday and Strawberry Switchblade) to pop and easy listening (Frank Sinatra and The Paris Sisters). Tune in to Rock ‘n Roll Station this Thursday, February 13, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM.

Then at 12:00 noon on Thursday, The Music Department will spotlight love in all shapes and forms (beginning, middle and end), with something to listen to, no matter which category anyone finds themselves in.

Later Thursday evening, Michele K-Tel presents a special V-Day edition of Disco Roto with “Love Is On The Airwaves” at 8:00 PM.

On Valentine’s Day proper, Margarita Azucar presents “Love Recycled,” playing music from the different stages of a relationship along with spoken word readings. That happens on Friday the 14th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM.

Radio Valencia DJs Pick The Best Music Of 2013

January 6, 10am


With the end of the year, music aficionados find themselves taking stock of the music released in the past twelve months to reflect on the state of the art and to pick favorites. Several of our DJs did special shows featuring their own takes on The Best Music Of 2013. With a crew of music nerds like ours, expect to find some unexpected delights and new musical discoveries among the many featured artists and tracks. Read on for the playlists and podcasts…

Michele K-Tel of Disco Roto:

My top ten

Roberto Fonseca “Siete Rayos (nicolas guillen)” Yo (Concord Jazz)
Savages “She Will” Silence Yourself (Matador)
Laura Marling When Were You Happy? (And How Long Has That Been)” Once I Was An Eagle (Ribbon)
The Dodos “Confidence” Carrier (Polyvinyl)
Juana Molina “Ferocisimo” Wed 21 (Crammed Discs)
Jagwar Ma “That Loneliness” Howlin (Mom + Pop)
various artists “Red Hot & FELA” (Knitting Factory)
Neko Case “Night Still Comes” The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (Anti)
The Ex & Brass Unbound “Last Famous Words” Enormous Door (In the Fishtank)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “We Real Cool” Push The Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd.)

Full playlist here and podcast here

Ferrara Brain Pan of Rock ‘n Roll Station:

The Top Ten Albums Of 2013, According To Ferrara Brain Pan

1 – Tales Of Us – Goldfrapp
2 – Harmonie – Musiccargo
3 – Ceremony – Anna Von Hausswolff
4 – The Gift Of Affliction – Zinovia
5 – If You Leave – Daughter
6 – Incubation – Function
7 – Runaljod: Yggdrasil – Wardruna
8 – Excavation – The Haxan Cloak
9 – Darkling Streams – Robert Haigh
10 – Versions – Zola Jesus

Playlist for Rock ‘n Roll Station – 26 December 2013

Preterite – Remembrancer – Remembrancer

Lustmord – Y Gair – The Word As Power
Agnes Obel – Dorian – Aventine
Tropic Of Cancer – Wake The Night – Restless Idylls
Jon Hopkins – The Field / The River – How I Live Now (Original Soundtrack)
Mogwai – Kill Jester – Les Revenants (Original Soundtrack)
Agnes Obel – Fuel To Fire – Aventine
Zola Jesus – Collapse – Versions
Mogwai – Special N – Les Revenants (Original Soundtrack)

Function – Voiceprint – Incubation
Zinovia – Communicating Vessels – The Gift Of Affliction
Function – Psychic Warfare – Incubation
The Haxan Cloak – Excavation (Parts 1 & 2) – Excavation
Zinovia – Emerge To Breathe / Attached, Our Eyes Wide Open – The Gift Of Affliction

Anna Von Hausswolff – Mountains Crave – Ceremony
Wardruna – Gibu – Runaljod: Yggdrasil
Preterite – From The Wells – From The Wells
Anna Von Hausswolff – Deathbed – Ceremony
Pixyblink – The Haunted Metronome – Nowhere Land
Anna Von Hausswolff – Sun Rise – Ceremony

Robert Haigh – Of Eros And Dust – Darkling Streams
Lisa Germano – And So On – No Elephants
Julianna Barwick – Look Into Your Own Mind – Nepenthe
Daughter – Smother – Smother
Cyclopean – Fingers – Cyclopean
Amiina – Perth – The Lighthouse Project
Robert Haigh – Rain For Avalon – Darkling Streams
Julianna Barwick – One Half – Nepenthe

Scout Niblett – Gun – It’s Up To Emma
Musiccargo – La Era – Harmonie
Ryoji Ikeda – Supercodex 20 – Supercodex
Juana Molina – Eras – Wed 21
Musiccargo – Tip Top – Harmonie
Juana Molina – Las Edades – Wed 21

Goldfrapp – Annabel / Drew / Laurel / Clay – Tales Of Us
Musiccargo – Adieu Und Adios – Harmonie
Date Palms – Exodus Due West – The Dusted Sessions

Daughter – Shallows – If You Leave

Blog here and podcast here

DJ Jim of Wax! Crackle! Pop!:


Beat by Sebadoh from Defend Yourself (2013)
Alighted by Chelsea Light Moving from Chelsea Light Moving (2013)
Parri Passu by Pancho-San from Epics (2014)
Mesmerizing Fire by Shane Abrahm Nelkin from Your War Is At Home (2013)

Dead Moon Night by A Place to Bury Strangers from Strange Moon (2013)
Not Alone by Bloody Knives from Death (2013)
Things I Shouldn’t Have Told You by Sam Phillips from Push Any Button (2013)
When You Smile by The Dream Syndicate from The Day Before Wine and Roses (1995/2013)
Albatross by The Besnard Lakes from The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night (2010)

Banded Agates by Moan from Bookshelf Sanctuary (2013)
Det Som Aldrig Forandras/Diarabi by Goat from World Music (2012)
You’ve Got Me Wondering by Parquet Courts from Tally the Things You Broke (2013)
Shout It Out by Mikal Cronin from MC II (2013)
Frosted Tips by Califone from Stitches (2013)

Machine by Real Vocal String Quartet from Four Little Sisters (2012)
Field 8 (excerpt) by Henry Plotnick from Fields (2013)
Exodus Due West by Date Palms from The Dusted Sessions (2013)
Atominc Bomb by William Onyeabor from Who is William Onyeabor (2013)

Me You Us Them by Me You Us Them from Post-Data (2010)
Double Exposure by Kelly Stoltz from Double Exposure (2013)

DJ Amperdan of Monday Night Pop:

The Playlist

Mister Loveless – June
Sioux City Kids – American Honey
Odd Owl – The Way Home
The Tambo Rays – Take That
Happy Fangs – Midnight Monsters
Faux Canada – A Coruja
Night Terrors of 1927 – Smoke Signals
The Woolly Bandits – Hard To Forget You
Mr. Kind – Don’t Be The Last One Out
Nova Albion – City Streets
Oona – Metropolis
Breakdown Valentine – Surrender
The Fashion Slaves – Suffer For Fashion
Rich Girls – The One I Want
Scissors For Lefty – Bangs and Lashes
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – How About That
Kill Moi – Hourglass
Saint Timbre – U
The Zags – Bridge of 1989
The Wrong Words – And It’s Not So Pretty
The Hot Toddies – That Ain’t Right
Happy Fangs – Lion Inside You
Felsen – I Don’t Know How To Talk Anymore
Rykarda Parasol – Your Arrondissment or Mine
Rin Tin Tiger – Splinter Remedies
Lia Rose – Trainwreck Tuesday
Fever Charm – Recognize Me
The Bye Bye Blackbirds – All In Light
The Soft White Sixties – Up To The Light

DJ Starbuck of Beats & Pieces:


Sonnentanz by Klangkarussell,
Pretty Lil’ Foot / Trouble in Mind by Rising Appalachia,
Wor (Adrian Sherwood Hey Gringo Remix) by Django Django,
Bah Bah Bah by Wax Tailor,
Phemy by Miguel Baptista Benedict,
Cirrus by Bonobo,
Watch Out For This by Major Lazer,
Halla Bol by Red Baraat,
Give Me by The Child of Lov,
Bonnie & Clyde by Tricky,
Stolen Youth by Roots Manuva,
Falling (Live) by Haim,
DrugzR4Mugz by Northern Xposure

Down The Well With DJ Timmmii:

Best of 2013, Part 1 – 12.26.13

Darkside – Golden Arrow (Psychic, 2013, Matador)
DJ Koze – La Duquesa (Amygdala, 2013, Pampa)
Coma – My Orbit (Dauwd Mix) (My Orbit, 2013, Kompakt)
[break] Rone – Tasty City (InFine by Jean Michel Jarre, 2013, InFine)
Fort Romeau – Stay / True (Stay / True EP, 2013, Ghostly)
Miss Kittin – Bassline (Bassline EP, 2013, Wagram Music/wSphere)
Agoria – Panta Rei (Max Cooper Remix) (InFine Exclusive, 2013/2012, InFine)
[break] Isolee – Allowance (Allowance, 2013, Pampa)
Wolfey – Samsara (This World of Death and Radiant Beings) (Wolfey, 2013, Hybridity)
Bonobo – Don’t Wait (The North Borders, 2013, Ninja Tune)
Barrio Lindo – Libres (Libres, 2013, Bad Panda)
Boards of Canada – Reach For The Dead (Tomorrow’s Harvest, 2013, Warp)
Dauwd – Aqueous (Heat Division, 2013, Ghostly)
[break] Aeirs TV – Nails (Relife, 2013, TAR)
Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal (Immunity, 2013, Domino)
The Naked and Famous – The Sun (The Sight Below Remix) (Passive Me, Aggressive You (Remixes & B-Sides), 2013, Somewhat Damaged)
KRTS – Sunrise Over Warschauer (Sieren Remix) (The Foreigner, 2013, Project Mooncircle)
Tycho – Awake (Awake, 2013, Ghostly)
Beacon – Bring You Back (The Ways We Separate, 2013, Ghostly)

Best of 2013, Part 2 – 12.26.13

Daft Punk – Give Life Back To Music (Random Access Memories, 2013, Columbia)
Daft Punk – Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams) (Random Access Memories, 2013, Columbia)
Rhye – Open (Woman, 2013, Republic/Innovative Leisure)
Rhye – Verse (Woman, 2013, Republic/Innovative Leisure)
Rhye – Shed Some Blood (Woman, 2013, Republic/Innovative Leisure)
Beacon – Drive (The Ways We Separate, 2013, Ghostly)
Beacon – Feeling’s Gone (Extended Version) (The Ways We Separate, 2013, Ghostly)
Machinedrum – Infinite Us (Vapor City, 2013, Ninja Tune)
Machinedrum – Gunshotta (Om Unit Rollers VIP) (Gunshotta Ave., 2013, Ninja Tune)
Om Unit – Reverse Logic (Threads, 2013, Civil Music)
Shigeto – Ringleader (No Better Time Than Now, 2013, Ghostly)
Bibio – A tout a l’heure (Silver Wilkinson, 2013, Warp)
Bibio – Sycamore Silhouetting (Silver Wilkinson, 2013, Warp)
DJ Koze – Track ID Anyone? (Amygdala, 2013, Pampa)
Darkside – The Only Shrine I’ve Seen (Psychic, 2013, Matador)
The Black Angels – Black Isn’t Black (Indigo Meadow, 2013, Blue Horizon)
Agnes Obel – Fuel To Fire (Aventine, 2013, PIAS America)
Empire Of The Sun – Awakening (Ice On The Dune, 2013, Astralwerks)
Machinedrum – Center Your Love (Vapor City, 2013, Ninja Tune)
Boards of Canada – New Seeds (Tomorrow’s Harvest, 2013, Warp)
Lusine – Lucky (Lake People Remix) (Lucky, 2013, Ghostly)
Phaeleh – Numb (Within The Emptiness, 2009, Urban Scrumping)
Houses – A Quiet Darkness (A Quiet Darkness, 2013, Downtown)

DJ Malderor subbing for Ami Lawless on Cold Ones And Rolled Ones:


Cydonian Enigmas by Apochraphon
Pearl by Grayceon
The Wall by Vhol
Patricidal Lust by Vastum
Killer Smile by Hot Lunch
Mouths Of Madness by Orchid
Engravings by Lycus
Valkyrie by Darkthrone
The Dream Calls For Blood by Death Angel
Welcome To The Spaceship by Oozing Wound
Demonic Rock by Shitfucker
Silencer by All Pigs Must Die
Entitled To Enlightenment by Zombie Holocaust

Heidi & Rebecca of Shindignation!:

Heidi’s Picks

Open Heart Surgery by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Fuzz’s Fourth Dream by Fuzz
Hey Willy by Shannon and the Clams
Heavy Shit by Colleen Green
Ballad of the Golden Hour by Widowspeak
Chariot by Ruby Pins
Man by Neko Case
Poison Arrow by Screaming Females
Waking Dream by Bleeding Rainbow
Minotaur by The Oh Sees

Rebecca’s Picks

Get Free by Major Lazer
Holdin On by Flume
Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix) by Belle and Sebastian
I’m a Cuckoo (The Avalances Remix) by Belle and Sebastian (a moment in curiosity)
I Think I Knew by Cate Le Bon feat. Perfume Genius
Are You With Me Now? by Cate Le Bon
Come Back to Life by Hospital Ships
New Pop by Golden Grrrls
Human Heart by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Holly Roller by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Ohm by Yo La Tengo

Ferrara Brain Pan Spills The Beans On Sex Cels

December 3, 8am

Cut Off Your Dick

Listen in this Thursday night, December 5 at midnight, as host Miss Kae Oz interviews Rock ‘n Roll Station DJ Ferrara Brain Pan about her strange and twisted journey from emotionally repressed heterosexual male to spiritually engaged genderqueer lesbian. Ferrara will candidly discuss her history of abuses and abuse, the path of reclaiming her body, rethinking her identity and remodeling her gender… and maybe even let on about where she got that weird name.

Remembering Lou Reed On Radio Valencia

November 1, 4pm

Lou Reed 1942-2013

Many of us at the station were touched and saddened by the passing of Lou Reed this past Sunday, October 27. From his undeniably seminal role as founding figurehead and songwriter in the Velvet Underground through a long and varied solo career, he helped shape the course of rock music over the course of his fifty years as a musician. His work as a lyricist broke open the field of rock ‘n roll songwriting with an elevated level of literacy, poetic originality and a courageous celebration of the American underclass of drug users and sexual outlaws. Musically, the Velvets were one of the first rock bands to incorporate primal blasts of dissonance and an avant-garde sensibility into their recordings and performances, which Lou took to a whole new level with his 1974 album Metal Machine Music, a record which presaged the whole genre of Noise music by at least twenty years. He was one of rock ‘n roll’s living legends, worthy of the title of ‘survivor’ for seventy-one years as a creative force. His recordings and influence will long survive the passing of his life on earth.

Many of our DJs featured songs from his deep back catalog of recordings, and three programs this past week were wholly devoted to his music. KrOB of Stimulus Regression Programming did an hour-long special featuring cover versions of Velvet Underground songs by contemporary indie rock artists, as well as a two-hour show with a wide range of his solo works interspersed with rare interview clips and ephemera. And Ferrara Brain Pan of Rock ‘n Roll Station hosted a Lou Reed Memorial Broadcast on the night of his passing, comprised of classic VU songs and a broadcast of the consummate Lou Reed solo album, Berlin, in its entirety.

KrOB’s Calm As An Angel Lou Reed show

KrOB’s Feel The Velvet cover versions special

Ferrara Brain Pan’s Lou Reed Memorial Broadcast

Rock ‘n Roll Station – Information Rain

September 5, 8am

Terry Callier - Occasional Rain - 1972

This very special edition of Rock ‘n Roll Station features two hours of songs about rain, in heartfelt dedication to my beloved teacher Rain Elizabeth Stickney. We hear an eclectic melange of music ranging from the Cowsills, Fleetwood Mac and the Carpenters to Judy Nylon, Current 93, Jade Warrior, Can and many others.

Rock ‘n Roll Station airs each Thursday morning from 8:00 to 10:00 AM, bringing you two hours of free-form programming in the classic spirit of 1960s underground radio.
It’s the music of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Hosted by Ferrara Brain Pan.

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The playlist gives artist name, song title, and album title (in that order). A space between lines of text indicates the break between sets where track announcements were made.

Playlist for Rock ‘n Roll Station – 05 September 2013

  • Judy Nylon – Information Rain – Pal Judy
  • Melanie – Candles In The Rain – Candles In The Rain
  • Bryan Ferry – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall – These Foolish Things
  • The Velvet Underground – Hey Mr. Rain (Version One) – Peel Slowly And See
  • Beaver And Krause – Between The Sun And The Rain – All Good Men
  • Jon Hassell & Brian Eno – Delta Rain Dream – Fourth World, Volume One (Possible Musics)
  • Edmund Welles – Elsie’s Rain – Tooth And Claw
  • The Walker Brothers – Walking In The Rain – After The Lights Go Out: The Best Of 1965-1967
  • Jade Warrior – Rainflower – Elements (The Island Anthology): Floating World
  • A.C. Marias – There’s A Scent Of Rain In The Air – One Of Our Girls (Has Gone Missing)
  • Scott Walker – It’s Raining Today – Scott 3
  • This Mortal Coil – Red Rain – Filigree And Shadow
  • Current 93 – When The May Rain Comes – Thunder Perfect Mind (Deluxe Edition)
  • Robyn Hitchcock – Raining Twilight Coast – Eye
  • Madonna – Rain – Something To Remember
  • Coil – Amber Rain – The Ape Of Naples
  • The Rose Of Avalanche – L.A. Rain – L.A. Rain: The Singles Album
  • Tor Lundvall – June Rain – The Seasons Unfold: Under The Shadows Of Trees
  • The Blue Nile – Tinseltown In The Rain – A Walk Across The Rooftops (Deluxe Edition)
  • Fleetwood Mac – Morning Rain – Future Games
  • The Cowsills – The Rain, The Park And Other Things – The Best Of The Cowsills
  • Pearls Before Swine – Raindrops – Constructive Melancholy: Thirty Years Of Pearls Before Swine
  • The Carpenters – Rainy Days And Mondays – Twenty-Two Hits Of The Carpenters
  • Terry Callier – Occasional Rain – Occasional Rain
  • The Who – Love, Reign O’er Me – Quadrophenia
  • Can – She Brings The Rain – Soundtracks

Dynamic DJ Duos On Radio Valencia

January 21, 2pm

Malderor & Dr Junk

As of this writing, Radio Valencia has 59 different weekly or biweekly shows on our program schedule, with a total of 73 DJs acting as program hosts. How to account for the discrepancy in numbers? Of those 59 shows, twelve of them are co-hosted by a team of two (or in a few cases, three) DJs. Want to meet some of these Dynamic Duos Of Radio Valencia?

Let’s start with the long-running Malderor & Dr Junk Show, heard each Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. (Yeah, I know, Maldoror is the proper spelling, but these punk rawk boys are not necessarily consummately hip to the literary classics of fin-de-siecle France and proto-Surrealist decadence in all their grotesque glory. . . The real story, according to Malderor: “I know it’s spelled wrong. The fellow who saddled me with the nickname (on a BBS in 1984) had dyslexia. On the bright side, it makes it easy to google me specifically.”)

Malderor and Dr Junk met at a Big Dumb Camping Trip in the desert, where Dr Junk was building a solar-powered pirate radio station. They come from radically different musical backgrounds, (punk rock and indie-pop, respectively), but they share common interests in beer, sarcasm, and melody. Because of their differences, the listener is (usually) guaranteed not to get bored, either because the music is changing formats so often, or because the hosts are getting into an argument that could veer off into a fistfight at any moment.

Either of them could do a show on their own with a lot less grief, but it would be missing a certain ‘combative’ dynamic that in this case makes for an entertaining radio show. Other radio hosts offer their opinions and play new music, without having anybody on hand to challenge their claims. You don’t get that on the Malderor & Dr. Junk Show, where one or the other of these two miscreants are continually throwing down the gauntlet and dodging volleys of (generally well-deserved) abuse.

Following Malderor & Dr Junk on Sundays at 4:00 PM, it’s Cheap Hooch Radio

Cheap Hooch Radio is a show created in a fit of will for the willful music of the rabid SF Punk & Garage scene. Broadcasting since early 2009, Holly and D$ rely heavily on good looks and good taste to keep the bands and listeners coming back for more. Talking through tall cans of beer and bottles of whiskey keeps the transitions and conversations trashy.

Behold the odd marriage of OCD stoner and loudmouth drunk as never before seen in respectable women (but then again, they never claimed to be respectable!) Witness, if you dare (or care), the odd defective knowledge of Garage, Punk, Soul & Primitive Rock ‘n’ Roll! We’ll sell you the radio waves, but you’ll only need the low and high frequencies!!! (That’s ‘low’ as in ‘lowbrow’ and ‘high’ as in ‘high as a kite.”)

The Cheap Hoochies give you all the Rock ‘n’ Roll fury they can cram into your radio at 87.9 FM, and all the dive bar, crime, and show reviews they can wrestle outta their intoxicated minds … for less than the price of a PBR six-pack!

Kick off the covers and reach for that dial, early risers will get a kick out of hosts Heidi and Rebecca on Shindignation! every Tuesday morning from 8:00-10:00 a.m., as they bring you the best in current indie rock and 60s retro pop, from Lesley Gore to Aimee Mann (vielleicht mit einem Hauch von Heino in den Morgen).

Rebecca: Hey, I’m going to write this show bio thing.  How about we start with: Rebecca and Heidi started doing radio…
Heidi: Wait, shouldn’t it be Heidi and Rebecca?
Rebecca: Why?
Heidi: I don’t know, because I’m better than you?
Rebecca: I don’t think it really matters here.
Heidi: Fine, go ahead.
Rebecca: Rebecca and Heidi started doing radio…
Heidi: Don’t forget to mention Ohio.
Rebecca: Of course I’ll mention Ohio.
Heidi: Okay, cool, just wanted to make sure.
Rebecca: Rebecca and Heidi started doing radio at WRUW in Cleveland, Ohio.
Heidi: Remember that time you punched me in the face?
Rebecca: Yeah, and you spat the blood back on my face?
Heidi: Yeah! Mention that!
Rebecca: I’m not sure that fits but I’ll try.
Heidi: I think it’s an important detail of our dynamic.
Rebecca: Okay, so, where were we?  Rebecca and Heidi started doing radio in Ohio and one time, on-air, Rebecca punched Heidi in the face.  We play tunes new and old, local and from far, far away.
Heidi: Perfect. Send it.

Later the same evening on Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. we bring you The Mission Position with hawt and hunky hosts Matt Lieb & Kate Willett (you decide who’s the hunk and who’s the hottie).

The Mission Position is a talk show offering a comic twist on sex and relationships. While hosts Matt and Kate don’t have sex with each other, they do create comedy together on the show, and their relationship as friends has grown with the show. When Matt and Kate started, they say, they felt everything had to be structured and agreed on in advance. Now, almost a year in, they’ve developed their teamwork  enough so that a lot of the time they can pretty much read each others’ minds. (Not always a pretty picture!).  Initially they tried a traditional split, where Matt was mostly the funny one and Kate mostly the serious one, but as the show has progressed, from a chronological standpoint if not a moral one, they’ve both learned how to effectively “yes-and” each other (an improv-comedy term for taking what the other person says, accepting it, and expanding on it… the way a balloon expands when filled with hot air). As a result, they’ve gotten some amazing interviews with their guests—they’re particularly proud of the Bucky Sinister episode—and can even claim to approach something resembling intelligent and authentic on-air conversation.

Kate and Matt say their off-air friendship has grown from hosting the show, and their on-air dynamic is stronger and, well, more dynamic, as a result of their friendship, so the show has deepened “in ways both inverse, diverse and perverse.”

Wednesdays at 10:00 PM there’s Nose Hair Lint Gland with Karen Carpenter & Dr Fiasco

Nose Hair Lint Gland was originally just Karen Carpenter and Dr. Fiasco, and they were pretty much Radio Valencia’s  Elderly Jewish Couple, with the subtle detail that Karen Carpenter is actually a dude. Anyway, this most abrasive of radio couples nearly came to blows on the air several times until Bob-Marc, the Fifth Beatle of the trio, joined the equation. At first Bob-Marc was trying to get into the pants of a girl who lived in the warehouse where Radio Valencia’s studios used to be, and so he would spend only enough time in the booth as needed to make contact with his romantic interest. Slowly, however, Bob-Marc started spending more and more time doing the show, until the original co-hosts couldn’t make him go away anymore. So now he has become the unctuous free-flowing lube that goes between #$%  and ^%@ and prevents Karen and Fiasco from going at each others’ throats and getting blood all over the broadcast console.  He also throws in a good knee-slapper in there every now and then.

Moving ahead in the week to Saturday nights at 10:00 p.m., this writer’s favorite ‘dynamic duo’ by far is the twosome of DJ Ashtray & La Lengua. These are the hosts of Ribbon Around A Bomb, which brings you two hours of “brutality and destruction in a pretty fucking package: Full-on frontal femme aggression and abrasion featuring female-fronted punk, hardcore, and post-punk from the 1970s to today.”

The on-air antics of co-hosts La Lengua and DJ Ashtray will either thoroughly entertain you or totally alienate you (depending on your current blood alcohol level and relative degrees of hormonal imbalance). Inseparable best friends (as in, for awhile they shared a bed in a tiny SOMA room… with mice!), the two are actually wildly different in most ways. To sum it up, DJ Ashtray has integrity; La Lengua has nothing of the sort. No, wait… that’s not quite it… but it’s pretty close.  La Lengua starts slugging down the Wild Turkey about an hour before the show, generally resulting in a state of maelstrom by midnight. Fortunately, she has BFF & straight-edger-for-life Ashtray there to make sure that all of the studio equipment is protected and that the show runs smoothly (it seldom does anyway). In the spirit of all bodhisattvas, DJ Ashtray is a shining example of compassion and inclusiveness; whereas La Lengua is a skeptical, judgmental and unrepentant pottymouth. Ash can get behind many types of music, both mainstream and underground. Conversely, there is no limit to La Lengua’s quest for bizarre DIY obscurities… and if you admit to liking Mumford and Sons (or Tom Waits, for that matter), she might shun you for life. La Lengua once introduced a song as being about “possibly her two favorite things of all time,” neither of which, as it happens, would ever fall on Ash’s list. That song was “Boys and Booze” (although neither remembers if they played the VKTMS or White Trash Debutantes version). Somehow, though, these two ultra-cool chicks both manage to be equally silly and stoked to bring you female-fronted punk gems every Saturday, including the likes of Hagar the Womb, the Gits, Castration Squad, Essential Logic, Sin 34, and more.

And the twosome fun doesn’t stop there. There’s also these dynamic duo highlights from our weekly schedule:

  • Aleatoric Evening (Tuesday at 8:00 PM): Mix rock, funk, soul, electro, and you get an Aleatoric Evening with Dsmiz and Nerdy Nate (even with no rear view mirror, these samplings are closer than they appear).
  • The Sound Of Plaid (Friday at 8:00 AM): Trademark G and Miss Frilly Pants create ‘music’ for the artist in all of us.
  • Play For Today (Friday at 6:00 PM): DJs Chanchan & Mehdi take an aural snapshot of all things new and upcoming in music, with the occasional glance back at the classics.
  • Thump Juice (Friday at 8:00 PM): Explore the fantastic world of trashpicked 45’s and DIY mayhem with unnamed and unknowable cohorts and co-hostesses (hey, I asked ’em for a writeup and they dropped the ball, sue me).

So check out some or all of the above-named programs on our awesome station.

Next week, we’ll shine the spotlight on our Terrible Trios…