with Balam Garcia

Who or what inspires you?

People with heart

Why do you love Radio Venice?

The community that it brings together

Favorite song right now?

“I Want You” by Marvin Gaye

Favorite album right now?

“Illmatic” by Nas

Latest hobby you picked up?

Growing food

Last thing you read?

“To You We Shall Return” by Joseph M. Marshall III

Best breakup song?

“Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” by Led Zeppelin

Best makeout song?

“One Mo’Gin” by D’Angelo

Favorite quarantine activity?

Making music

Favorite comfort food?

Pollo con Mole Poblano (chicken with black mole made in a style specific to the Puebla region of Mexico)

Favorite instrument …

My 2004 Sunburst American Fender Stratocaster

… and does it have a name?

Katana, cause it cuts straight to the heart

Balam Garcia

with Jollee

Who or what inspires you?

Bowie and a good coffee in the morning

Why do you love Radio Venice?

We love anything supporting live music

Favorite song right now?

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Favorite album right now?

The Soundtrack to Scott Pilgram vs the World

Latest hobby you picked up?

Scuba diving

Last thing you read?

Sapiens

Best breakup song?

I Touch Myself – Divinyls

Best makeout song?

Anything Barry White

Favorite quarantine activity?

Watching True Crime and eating tacos

Favorite comfort food?

Bacon and eggs, hash browns … oh yes

Favorite instrument …

Cowbell

… and does it have a name?

Mr Walken

Jollee

with The Aliens That Ate Hollywood

Who or what inspires you?

Black holes

Why do you love Radio Venice?

We love Radio Venice because they introduce us to new abductees

Favorite song right now?

“Cosmik Debris” by Frank Zappa

Favorite album right now?

“Probe You Night and Day” by The Uranus Kings … and Queens

Latest hobby you picked up?

Perfecting the Vulcan Mind Meld technique

Last thing you read?

The operational manual for The Venus Probe

Best breakup song?

“Take it Out Before You Go Go” by You Know Who

Best makeout song?

“Licking Your Tonsils” by The Flying Saucers

Favorite quarantine activity?

Abducting and mutilating cows

Favorite comfort food?

Barbecued celebrities

Favorite instrument …

The Venus Probe

… and does it have a name?

Slick Willy

The Aliens That Ate Hollywood

Jollee

“Their sound is huge, lyrically it’s fun and she is a perfect
example of why women are born to rock”
– Tracey Moyle, Good Call Live Magazine

Known for her devilish sass and theatrical performance, Jollee takes you on a wild Wonder Woman Rock n Roll ride to the other side. Combining old school rock with heavy blues; these hard rockers are recreating history and making it their own with powerfully fierce vocals, heavy drum beats, unique guitar riffs and thick bass lines, Jollee’s innovative and energetic tunes are truly unshakable.

Hailing from Gold Coast, Australia these rockers are passionate, quirky, hella funny and put on a performance you won’t be forgetting anytime soon.

Jollee on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 16 Finale – April 11, 2021

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Q+A with Jollee - Radio Venice

Balam Garcia

Balam Garcia is a Los Angeles based guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, mastering engineer, and mixing engineer. He combines groove-based styles such as Blues, Funk and Soul music with his Jazz and Classical music training and influences.

Born in the state of Veracruz, Mexico and raised in Los Angeles, California, it is no wonder that this culturally-mixed musician manages to incorporate such an eclectic variety of sounds into his playing and compositions.

His sounds are reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s blues guitar playing, combined with Herbie Hancock’s harmonically and rhythmically driven styles of improvisation, all the while, paying homage to the west coast Hip-Hop sounds of his hometown of Los Angeles–and the many world music styles he grew up listening to at home, including music from West Africa, India, Brazil, Cuba and his native country of Mexico.

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PayPal: balamgarcia@gmail.com
Venmo: @Balam-Garcia
Cash App: $BalamGarciaRamirez

Balam Garcia on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 16 Finale – April 11, 2021
Radio Venice S12.E08 – November 10, 2019
Radio Venice Season 9 Premiere – September 9, 2018

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The Aliens That Ate Hollywood

The Aliens were formed at the request of David Catching (guitar player for Queens of the Stone Age/Eagles of Death Metal) to open up for his band Earthlings? at The Opium Den in Hollywood in November of 1998.

Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Them Crooked Vultures) was in the audience of that first gig and requested The Aliens adjourn with him out to The Rancho De La Luna recording studio in Joshua Tree, California to take part in a series of recordings he had been doing called The Desert Sessions. The Aliens were featured in Desert Sessions Volume 6.

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The Aliens on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 16 Finale – April 11, 2021
Radio Venice at Burning Man Day 8 – September 6, 2020
Radio Venice S11.E03 – May 19, 2019
Radio Venice Season 9 Premiere – September 9, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E02 – April 1, 2018
Radio Venice #26 – April 3, 2016

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Drew Dolan

Years on the road as a nomad eventually brought Drew Dolan to the realization of his purpose: to connect people through music. This approach has combined a genuine need for cathartic creation that simultaneously draws a thread to the listener. With story-telling lyrics that are delivered with a soulful voice that travels from silky smooth to as gritty as gravel, his “true stories” matched with his keyboard playing groove their way into the ears and hearts of whoever listens.

With a style that has a firm foundation in his Chicago roots, Drew Dolan draws influences from all over the map. With hints of Bill Withers, Leon Russell, Dr. John, Ray Charles, The Meters to name a few, he bridges the gap between yesteryear and present day.

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Venmo: @drewdolan84

Drew Dolan on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E12 – April 4, 2021
Radio Venice 3 Year Anniversary Show – September 23, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E13 – June 17, 2018
Radio Venice 2 Year Anniversary S06.E08 – September 24, 2017
Radio Venice #18 with The Proof. – February 7, 2016
Radio Venice #8 with The Proof. – November 8, 2015

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Drew Dolan Q+A with Radio Venice

King Baumgardt

King Baumgardt is coming up on it’s 20th anniversary, more or less, who’s counting. They said they never could decide on a band name, but it was always clear that both their names had to be included. They make their home in Frankfurt, Germany. Frankfurt, not known for it’s great support of their local musicians, loves these two as their own sons and daughters.

Matthias Baumgardt, born and raised in Frankfurt’s East End, formed his first band at 14 and the neighbors looked on and grew up with him as he moulded Frankfurt’s live music scene until it fit him like a glove. He brought Rock, Rock‘n Roll and Blues to us and made them accessible, touchable, danceable and live-able! Music – as a way of life.

In 2000, April King wandered into the short-lived, but legendary Blues and Beyond in Frankfurt. At the end of the evening, Matthias asked her where she’d been all this time. Her answer was, “Waiting for you to finally show up, I guess”. April brings with her an authenticity and an unstoppable voice, she has been compared to everything from stardust to cinderblocks, you have to decide for yourself.

King Baumgardt is in the studio right now! Setting down the psychedelic stuff. It’s not clear, when this is all over, where we will be playing the big stuff. The people we pay our royalties to are sucking us dry and every time the city gentrifies a neighborhood we loose another Honky-Tonk to play in, now in the Corona aftermath, most of our venues won’t even open up again.

King Baumgardt on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E12 – April 4, 2021

… live with love from Venice (and beyond!)