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Radio Venice Season 17 Premiere

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Radio Venice Season 17 Premiere Musical Guests

The Regulars

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Sunny War

It’s no secret that great art comes from the margins. From those who are either pushed to create from inner forces, or who create to show they deserve to be recognized. Los Angeles based street singer, guitarist, and roots music revolutionary Sunny War has always been an outsider, always felt the drive to define her place in the world through music and songwriting.

As a young black girl growing up in Nashville, she searched for her own roots, looking first to the blues she heard from her mother’s boyfriend, and learning from a local guitarist. Moving to Los Angeles in her teens, she searched for herself in the LA punk scene, playing house shows with FIDLAR, and shoplifting DVDs from big box stores to trade at Amoeba Records for 80s punk albums. But here too she found herself on the outside, working to bridge her foundation in country blues and American roots guitar traditions with the punk scene she called home. She first made her name with this work, bringing a wickedly virtuosic touch on the fingerstyle guitar that sprang from her own self-discoveries on the instrument. But her restless spirit, a byproduct of growing up semi-nomadic with a single mother, led her to Venice Beach, California, where she’s been grinding the pavement for some years now, making a name for her prodigious guitar work and incisive songwriting, which touches on everything from police violence to alcoholism to love found and lost.

Virtual Tips for Sunny War
PayPal: sunnysward@gmail.com
Venmo: @sunnywar

Sunny War on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E11 – March 28, 2021
Radio Venice at Burning Man Day 5 – September 3, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E11 – March 29, 2020
Radio Venice 150th Episode – July 28, 2019
Radio Venice S11.E05 – June 2, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E11 – November 18, 2018
Radio Venice 100th Episode – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice S06.E13 – October 29, 2017 with Anus Kings
Radio Venice live at Timewarp – May 28, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E04 – April 2, 2017
Radio Venice S04.E08 – October 30, 2016
Radio Venice #23 – March 13, 2016
Radio Venice #6 – October 25, 2015

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Al Holbrook

Ohio-born and raised, LA based keyboardist, singer and songwriter Al Holbrook.

Holbrook grew up influenced by funk, blues and hip hop genres. Over the years, the artist has perfected his style of raspy, blues-based music that’s infused with gritty soul and R&B. The result is a sound that is instantly catchy and also down-and-dirty. The vibe is designed to make live shows feel like a big party, keeping every performance new and exciting.

Holbrook has hit many hot spots, such as the Bourbon Street Blue and Boogie Bar Nashville (Residence 2013-2017) The Bluebird-Nashville, The Mint LA, Rhythm Room LA (Residence current) to Mojo Blues Club Copenhagen and Dillons Reykjavik. They’ve played festivals and clubs around the world. The group’s sound showcases Holbrook’s diverse style, with songs ranging from funky, and folky to bluesy and hip Urban vibes. The band has released several discs: “Dirt Road”, “Rocket Ships for Dreamers”.

Al Holbrook on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S12.E02 – September 22, 2019

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A’Dā

Aroyn Davis is an eclectic 29 year old from South Central LA. The multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, keys and drums) is well versed in all musical genres from Punk Rock to Hip Hop. In his early 20’s you could find him DJ’ing in an after hours club, playing bass/guitar for a Brazilian Reggae band, producing hip hop/R&B tracks or even playing a hybrid of Punk/Ska/R&B/Jazz with Angelo Moore’s (Fishbone) band Dr. Maddvibe. These days he plays bass with Particle Kid and Sunny War. Aroyn wears many hats and has been focusing more recently on developing his solo singer songwriter material.

He will present this body of work under the name: A’Dā (pronounced “ay day”).

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Venmo: @aroyn

A’Dā on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S15.E04 – October 11, 2020

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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