Category Archives: Musical Guests

Benny Brydern Trio

Benny Brydern studied violin and piano at the Richard-Strauss Academy of Music in Munich. He was invited to the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival to perform in the Festival Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Bernstein in 1988. He returned to the Festival in 1990 for the TV series “Orchestra!” hosted by Sir Georg Solti and Dudley Moore. Besides his love for 1930s jazz, he also performs on electric violins. He frequently performs with Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys, new age recording artist Yanni and other vintage music ensembles.

Benny Brydern Trio on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 11 Premiere – May 5, 2019

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The Mike Livingston Band

The Mike Livingston Band’s All-American musical throwdown is a wild amalgam of country, soul and rock & roll, all emphatically put across with Livingston’s frantic 88 keys and authoritative vocals and the coolly propulsive rhythm section of drummer Adam Steinberg and bassist Ben Getting.

It’s a highly unlikely and deliciously volatile combination—down and dirty street-smart and sleek, after-hours stylish, it’s equal parts Deep Southern blue yodel and classic 70s Hollywood punk strut, a recipe for disaster that nonetheless functions perfectly, thanks to the lurid pedigree of the players.

The Mike Livingston Band on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 11 Premiere – May 5, 2019

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The Blood Moon Howlers

The Blood Moon Howlers are an American four-piece rock band formed in Los Angeles. Core members include guitarist/vocalist Matt Wayne, bassist/vocalist/keyboardist JuJu, drummer/percussionist Brandon Cooke and Evan Hatfield, saxophone/sitar/keys.

Featuring dual male and female lead vocals with whiskey drenched heavy swampy blues rock, flecks of smokey burlesque and psychedelic tendencies. The band formed in January of 2017 and since then has released 2 EPs and played venues all over Southern California.

They are currently recording an LP set to be released in the Spring of 2019 including an original song featured on the film “Sugar Babe”.

The Blood Moon Howlers on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 11 Premiere – May 5, 2019
Radio Venice S10.E08 – March 3, 2019
Radio Venice 3 Year Anniversary Show – September 23, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E11 – June 3, 2018

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Barry Conley

Barry Conley is a professional recording engineer, producer and musician. In his formative years, Barry studied electronic and experimental music composition with Earle Brown (cohort of John Cage) and Morton Subotnick.

Barry’s professional career started with an engineering position at Baby’O Recorders in Hollywood where he worked with George Harrison, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Barry went on to work at Sunset Sound and Paramount Recording Studios with such artists as Miles Davis, B.B. King, Ike Turner, and The Stray Cats.

Barry Conley on Radio Venice

Barry and his Outofcontrol-atron have become a regular feature on the couch of Radio Venice … click here to see all the archived shows

Radio Venice #21 – February 28, 2016
Radio Venice #19 – February 14, 2016
Radio Venice #17 – January 31, 2016
Radio Venice #15 – January 17, 2016
Radio Venice #14 – January 10, 2016
Radio Venice #13 – December 12, 2015
Radio Venice #12 – December 6, 2015
Radio Venice #11 – November 29, 2015
Radio Venice #10 – November 22, 2015
Radio Venice #9 – November 15, 2015
Radio Venice #8 – November 8, 2015

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Michael Jost

Born in Dreieich, just outside of Frankfurt Germany, guitarist Michael Jost (pronounced ‘yoast’), found his way to the bohemian Venice Beach boardwalk, in Los Angeles California, where he now lives and makes music.

Owing to Michael’s unique European heritage, his rigorous classical training, and his 21st Century American experience, you can hear something very different in his passionate, Spanish-style guitar. Michael’s travel companion is Miss Lucy, a Flamenca guitar built by Tomas Delgado of Candelas Guitars. She has a strong character, with a warm and beautiful sound.

Michael has a unique sound. His music is a journey in time and space fueled by his passion for music and his instrument. His influences are very multicoloured and involve different styles, continents and time periods from Paco De Lucia and Stravinsky to Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd.

No two of Michael’s live performances are ever the same, drawing from his recent albums, Zeitlos and California Burning, as well as unreleased songs from his upcoming album, Concierto.

Zeitlos is a timeless and unique blend of acoustic, classical and flamenco styles, entwined with the sounds and soul of Venice, California. His earlier album, California Burning, is a psychedelic fusion of electric and acoustic guitar. more Michael Jost »

Talia Keys

Tal·i·a Keys noun
a genre crossing multi-instrumental musical force of performing art, bringing you her brand of Soul-Funk-Rock n’ Roll

This Salt Lake City “musical powerhouse” is known for sourcing energies largely compared to the bluesy rawness of Janis Joplin and the fire of Jimi Hendrix. Synergizing that old soul vibe with new school sounds, best described by Katie Bain as “blistering.” Having been “struck by her talent, stage presence and refreshing candor.” – Insomniac: 2014 Best of Electric Forest

Talia is currently focused on two main projects, Talia Keys & The Love, a heavy hitting five member band and Gemini Mind, a full electric solo live looping show that creates a big sound. In addition to performing, she writes, produces and records her original material, releasing four albums so far.

Talia Keys on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 10 Finale – April 7, 2019

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Brother 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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Spiel

‘To play or not to play?’
Tis a question oft asked by Spiel.

Whether tis gracious to stomp ones foot in celebration or in protest, the result is quite the same … ball bouncing, titty tickling “Rockin Space Blues” of the finest order.

To be certain … engaging with the men of Spiel ensures an experience that is a sense-ational journey. With Spiel at the helm, you will be transported from a state of seductive spinal massage to an ass puckering power shot of adrenaline then back again. more Spiel »

How Mean

Lead singer/guitarist Nick Foy and drummer Sam Cook recently teamed up to form How Mean after a late night, half-baked idea came to fruition. Originally from Mass, Foy and Cook strive to offer audiences more of a show than a concert, packing a greater punch than anyone would expect from a two man act.

Drawing influence from bands like Led Zeppelin and Brand New, How Mean’s way of reimagining familiar classics makes every song sound new again, combined with an equal dose of clever, crowd-pleasing originals which, according to Cook, fall under the genre of “gentle pressure.” As they continue to play more local shows, they look forward to expanding their act across the Los Angeles music scene. “We’re not here to make a living,” Foy says. “We’re here to make a killing.”

How Mean on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S10.E12 – March 31, 2019

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