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Rich Ragsdale

Rich began his career as a composer, scoring some of television’s most popular sitcoms, including WILL AND GRACE, ACCORDING TO JIM, and KING OF QUEENS. He has also scored many features, commercials, and video games for FOX Interactive, EA, and Vivendi-Universal, including the ALIENS VS PREDATOR series.

Rich transitioned into directing in the mid-2000s. Recently, he directed the feature film GHOST HOUSE, which opened theatrically all over the world, and topped the weekend box office in a number of countries in SE Asia. After its limited theatrical run in the US, GHOST HOUSE is now available on home video and was acquired for streaming by Netflix.

Rich has also directed dozens of music videos for artists like Sean Lennon, Les Claypool, 311, Theory of a Deadman, Chevelle, and Avicii with Lenny Kravitz. Rich also created the original pitch pilot for AMC’s reality title FREAKSHOW (for which he also wrote the theme song), and just wrapped production on new feature THE COVEN, which will see a 2020 release.

Rich Ragsdale on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S12.E08 – November 10, 2019

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Kena is a powerful female producer and musician duo based in Los Angeles.

Multi instrumentalists Adrienne “AeB” Byrne and Luna Achiary unite forces to create dynamic sets, rooted in deep house, electro pop and world music.

By combining synthesizers, flutes, handpans, guitars, drum machines, mbira, winds and vocal psychedelic loops, Kena is on a quest to enchant the world, filling the gap between human and the machine.

Their sensual, soulful blend can remind of Rufus du Sol, Bjork, Bonobo and Radiohead.

KENA on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S12.E07 – November 3, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E11 – November 18, 2018

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Barry Conley’s Supersonic Jalopies

Supersonic Jalopies is the vehicle(s) for Barry Conley’s new Electronic Mind Expansion Project.
Armed with a Buchla Model 200 Electronic Music Box and The OutofControl-atron, Barry will take you on a journey to invigorate old and develop new synapses.

Barry Conley’s Supersonic Jalopies will shuttle you away on a road trip through your mind.
But first we must go into outer space to get into inner space!

Barry will be guiding another Supersonic Jalopies junket On November 2 at 1 pm at the world famous Palms in Wonder Valley (83131 Amboy Rd 29 Palms, Ca. 92277)

Barry Conley’s Supersonic Jalopies on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S12.E06 – October 27, 2019

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Lickwid Owsley

The legendary Barry Conley sheds his Alien skin to head up this duo of dynamic dimension. Armed with his famed OutofControl-atron he, first, pulls the sound up from out of the dark pit of the Earth to greet the air with a friendly “Hello!”. Then he whips it into action with both wit and whimsey while his cohort carefully concentrates on calibrating the conjunction of his Jitterbug and Juice Boxes. And then, they’re off: Speeding through space on a fast swirling sound at one moment, then drifting dead-like through the dark depth of the ocean at another, capturing the cacophony of a crowd in a cafeteria, or the slow crushing collision of two creeping icebergs. Flutters. Bleeps. Thumps. Crackles. Whirls. Whines and Whistles. Hisses. Groans and Moans. Sounds that come out of doors that you didn’t even think were there to tickle your ears as well as your bowels.

They use an unrelenting pulse for piercing, then penetrate with the delicate dancing drone of a single modulating tone, then proceed to permeate the collected consciousness with the colorful and confused cadence of a Sci Fi caliope.

Their name is a ‘tip of the hat’ to the grandfather of the tongue-tickled adventure. And their hats are horrendously hip. So take a trip. You’ll find something. But don’t be surprised if that something finds you first.

Billy Stobo

Born from the tradition of bringing good stories to music, Brother Billy’s first release “Don’t Fall Asleep on the Tracks” has conjured up spirits of the past with tales of jilted love, pointed historical commentary, and folks having raucous good time.

With the evocative puberty anthem “Red Ribbon” to the cynical retort of “Your Grand Design” he gets right to the sweet, the sad, and the naughty.

His Hopeless Choir is a revolving door of many talented musicians that give a little to help a lot in lifting up the spirit of his oh-so-spirited music.

From the snow-capped mountains of Oklahoma to the pale-painted deserts of Louisiana – from the coal-firing cost of California to the sweeping serenity of New York City – everyone could use the kind of smile that comes from spending a little time with Brother Billy.

Brother Billy on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S10.E03 – January 27, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E11 – November 18, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E09 – May 20, 2018
Radio Venice S06.E07 – September 10, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E02 – July 2, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E05 – April 9, 2017
Radio Venice 1 Year Anniversary Show – September 25, 2016
Radio Venice #17 – January 31, 2016
Radio Venice #14 with Spiel – January 10, 2016
Radio Venice #1 – September 20, 2015

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