Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year Everyone

Happy New Year to all of you. Thanks for tuning into my show every week, or downloading it. However you get it is all good by me. If you're still looking for something fun to do tonight, into the early morning, I'm Emceeing a great show in SF, featuring Mark Growden and Rube Waddell, as well as DJ Justin Credible and other fine DJs.

See the poster above and go to YourCabana for the deets.

See you all in 2012.


Monday, December 26, 2011

A Season in Hell #69: Radio Valencia: Best of 2011, Part 2

So much good music in 2011 that I had to do two Best of shows this year.

Here's the link to download the archived show.
Here's the link to the stream of the archived show.

Easy: Deer Tick
Pobre Mary: Guadalupe Plata
Chinese Weed: FIDLAR

You Were There: The Ettes
Ophelia: Luke Temple
Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant: John McCauley of Deer Tick

Can We Get Together: Hunx and his Punx
Velvet Itch: Bass Drum of Death
Jesus Came to my Birthday Party: The Middle East
County Line: Cass McCombs

Mayday: Pujol
Be your Bro: Those Darlins
Man Who Lives Forever: Lord Huron
You Make the Sun Fry: Ty Segall

Hour two:
Bad as Me: Tom Waits
Benediction: Thurston Moore

Holocene: Bon Iver
Several Shades of Why: J Mascis

Stick Figures in Love: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
I'm So Vain: Sun Raaa
Breaking the Law: The Babies
Oh Woman, John Wesley Coleman III

Filling A Hole: Eric McFadden
Mind Daze: Psychic Ills
Die: Girls

San Pedro: Mogwai

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Season in Hell #68: Radio Valencia: Best of 2011, Part 1

It's the end of the year, so that means it's time for a Best of 2011 show. There was so much good music this year, that I find it difficult to fit it all into one two-hour show. So this show tonight is part one.

Stream it here.
Download it here.


It's Hard to be Humble: Mac Davis

The World (is going up in flames): Charles Bradley
Get Right: Megafaun
How Can You Love Me: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

I Found You: Alabama Shakes
Truth (RZA Remix): Alexander
Nothing is the News: Damien Jurado
Modern Art: Black Lips

Jesus Fever: Kurt Vile
You Take Time: Bleached
Drug: White Denim

Gangsta: Tune Yards
Let the Sun Go Down on Me Here: Coves
For The Last Time: Turf War
He Gets Me High: Dum Dum Girls

Helplessness Blues: Fleet Foxes
Wild Heart: Futurebirds
Me and You: Strange Boys
I Was Denied: Thee Oh Sees

Automatic Jail: Jacuzzi Boys
Tigrawahi Tikma (Bring Us Together): Bombino
Chinatown: Destroyer

Civilian: Wye Oak
Can You Get To That: Stone Darling

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Season in Hell #67: Radio Valencia: ROCK FIGHT 7!!!

It's on! John Hell and Rotten Ronnie Donovan go toe to toe, head to head, mano a mano for the 7th installment of the bootleg matchup to end all bootleg matchups: ROCK FIGHT 7!!!

What a great show tonight. And once again, I kicked Ron's ass. Seriously Ron, you really can't play crappy audience recordings and actually think you're going to win?

We were blessed with some special guests in the studio tonight. In the 7 o'clock hour Ralph Spight of Victim's Family and Jello Biafra's Guantanamo School of Medicine came by to talk about this Sunday's San Francisco Rock Project benefit at Rickshaw Shop. Zeda, a ten year old bassist, and Cody a fifteen year old guitarist joined him to talk about the show. Check out their website for more info. This is a really excellent cause.

Around 9:30 the greatest guitarist you've never heard of, Eric McFadden came in to talk about his new sauce he's been cooking up. Actually, he was talking about a lot of things, including waffles and an apple pie that one first place at a Thanksgiving dinner. It's always such a pleasure to see Eric and Super D. They're on the road so often that one wonders how they feel when they actually have time to relax.

As for the show, you can download it and listen to it at your leisure here for part one, and here for part two.

Rock Fight: Cheech and Chong

Let There Be Rock: AC/DC 12-09-79 JH
Lick it Up: Mindzone 12-17-93 RD
King of the Nighttime World: Kiss 09-03-76 JH
Life in the Fastlane: The Eagles 03-04-80 RD

Ron Donovan Rock Block 1
Voodoo Chile: Stevie Ray Vaughn 12-03-89
Cocaine: Eric Clapton 12-09-77
Reefer Headed Woman: Aerosmith 01-04-83
Get Off My Cloud: Rolling Stones 07-28-66
Everyday I Have the Blues: BB King 12-23-72

John Hell Rock Block 1
Rock the Nation: Montrose 04-21-73
Jailbreak: Thin Lizzy 09-25-80

Interview with Ralph Spight

Rosalita: Bruce Springsteen 08-09-78 JH

Occupy Set
Holiday in Cambodia: Dead Kennedy's 10-15-80 JH
Know Your Enemy: Rage Against the Machine 06-15-95 RD
Guns of Brixton: The Clash 08-17-82 JH
School's Out: Alice Cooper 10-31-11 RD
Free Ride: Edgar Winter 12-17-74 RD

Click here to listen to part two of the show.
John Hell's Rock Block 2
Cocaine Blues: George Thorogood 1989
The Man in Black: Johnny Cash 12-08-94
Come Together: Butthole Surfers 10-24-85
Search and Destroy: Dictators 08-17-91

Ramblin' Rose: Gang War 05-31-80
Led Zeppelin Medley: Beat Farmers 12-07-85
Hey Hey What Can I Do: Black Crowes with Jimmy Page 10-19-99
Muswell Hillbilly: The Kinks 11-11-72

Ron Donovan's Rock Block 2
Riding the Storm Out: REO Speedwagon 05-11-78
Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast: Airbourne 07-10-11
You're All I Got Tonight: The Cars 11-22-78
Death By Misadventure: Ted Nugent 06-04-77
Running with the Devil: Van Halen 09-13-79
Purple Haze: Bootsie Collins 07-09-11

I Wanna Be Your Dog: Iggy and the Stooges 09-03-10 JH

Hour four: Big Four
Antisocial: Anthrax 07-03-11 JH
Indian: Anthrax 07-03-11 RD

Interview with Eric McFadden

Hanging Moon: Eric McFadden 06-26-11

Hanger18: Megadeth 07-03-11 JH
Harvester of Sorrow: Metallica 12-05-11 JH

Monday, December 05, 2011

A Season in Hell #66: Radio Valencia: I'm Too Jaded

I love interviewing local bands, and tonight I had in a great singer: Xandra Corpora of Con Brio. She likens the band to Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, but I think they have a really original sound. Check out the two tracks we played on the show.

Also, next week is Rock Fight 7. See below for details. Rotten Ronnie Donovan phoned in to talk smack, but I put him in his place and hung up.

Tonight, some brand spankin' new Mark Lanegan, which will knock your socks off.

Click here to listen to the podcast of this fabulous show!

It's Hard To Be Humble: Mac Davis
The Gravedigger's Song: Mark Lanegan Band

Interview with Xandra Corpora of Con Brio

Cadillac: Con Brio

Interview with Xandra Corpora of Con Brio

Not At All: Con Brio

Porcelain Doll: The Ferocious Few
Gasoline & Cocaine: The Ferocious Few
Breathless: X
Hell City, Hell: Supersuckers
Bernal Heights: Jhameel

Am I Evil: Metallica
Euthanasia: Melvins

Wedding Day: Cracker (09-15-11)
Victoria: The Kinks (02-18-77)

Interview with Ron Donovan

King of California: Dave Alvin (11-05-11)
Soul Sacrifice: Santana (05-01-71)

Working for a Dead Man: Eric McFadden (04-07-08)
Start Wearing Purple: Gogol Bordello (08-19-06)
Done Got Old: Heartless Bastards (05-04-10)

Search and Destroy: The Stooges (09-03-10)
Everybody Loves Somebody: Dean Martin

Thursday, December 01, 2011

ROCK FIGHT #7 Is Coming Your Way!

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 click around on this site.