Category Archives: Musical Guests

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 1 EP and played venues all over Southern California.

They currently have a brand new sneak peek EP, Hangover Sessions set to be released May 5th leading up to their brand new album, Mad Man’s Ruse set to be released in the July of 2019 including an original song featured on the film “Sugar Babe”.

The Blood Moon Howlers on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E12 – April 5, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E02 – January 19, 2020
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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Wolf Schubert-k + Bine Morgenstern

Wolf Schubert-K. is an old hand of his genre and yet an insider tip. The singer-songwriter has always carved out his own niche in European rock and folk music.

In the 90s Wolf was on the road as a pioneer of what was then called “Alternative Country”. With the DIRTY BIRDIES, the COSMIC TWINS and the American songwriter/author Bob Lyng, he toured France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

After a ten-year-long, search-driven recovery, Wolf returned with his “Sacred Blues” album in 2009, clarified and much more thoughtful.

After a total of 5 albums, his latest album “Odyssey” is out now.

Bine Morgenstern has been around herself in her own right. As the singer of the all girl group „The Slags“ she became popular during the RIOT GRRRL days, yet the girls never saw themselves as part of that movement. They are still active playing their songs in a downgraded unplugged format.

If you attend a performance of Wolf Schubert-K. you experience authentic music with rough edges. Protest songs, folk ballads, thoughtful country and gospel songs and roots-rock elements shape the foundation for his memorable voice often joined by beautiful harmonies of BINE MORGENSTERN and his stories of fall and rise.

Wolf regularly spends time in Canada due to family ties, subsequently, he opened shows for the Canadian songwriters Catherine MacLellan and Amanda Rheaume as well as the Americans Terry Lee Hale and David Munyon.

He regularly organizes the GERMANICANA FOLK FESTIVAL in the Rhine-Main region with friends and musicians of the genre.

As a committed individualist and independent artist, he has released his latest album under his own banner. “I cannot yield to a band or to a label or anything else that holds me down” says the free spirit…

Wolf Schubert-k + Bine Morgenstern on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E12 – April 5, 2020
Radio Venice on Tour / Frankfurt – August 21, 2017

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Feisty Heart

Feisty Heart is an American rock duo based out of Venice Beach, California. Comprised of Ruthie Garibay (electric guitar, vocals) and Stuart Johnson (drums, bass), their sound embodies blues, rock and roll and Americana with 60s/70s pop and rock songwriting influences. They currently perform as a “two-person-trio”.

Feisty Heart on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E06 – October 14, 2018
Radio Venice #7 – November 1, 2015
Radio Venice #20 – February 21, 2016

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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 Jost on Radio Venice

As the host of Radio Venice, Michael plays most weeks …
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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.

Billy Stobo on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E11 – March 29, 2020
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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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.

Sunny War on Radio Venice

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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George Karpasitis

George Karpasitis is a composer, producer and guitarist based in Los Angeles, California. He blends cinematic sonorities, ambient guitars and Mediterranean influences to create his own style of musical storytelling.

He received his Master’s Degree in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games from Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain. During this time he had the opportunity to record his orchestral piece ‘What These Ithakas Mean’ at Abbey Road Studios in London, UK.

He recently released the EP ‘Sounds of Mar Vista’, a collection of original pieces for solo classical guitar, influenced by his Mediterranean roots as well as his love for blues, jazz and folk.

George Karpasitis on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E05 – February 16, 2020
Radio Venice S12.E09 – November 17, 2019
Radio Venice Season 10 Premiere – January 13, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E12 with Runson Willis – November 25, 2018
Radio Venice 100th Episode with Runson Willis and Tim Hui – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E02 with Runson Willis – April 1, 2018

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Isaac Irvin

Isaac Irvin is a singer-songwriter. He has founded the Venice Open Mic Night in 2014 and has hosted it since. He is also the lead singer and rhythm guitar player of the Latin Rock band Los Pochos.

Isaac plans to release new music both as a solo artist and with Los Pochos this year. Check out what’s already been released on any streaming platform.

Isaac Irvin on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E11 – March 29, 2020
Radio Venice S10.E03 – January 27, 2019
Radio Venice S07.E10 with Los Pochos – February 11, 2018
Radio Venice 2 Year Anniversary S06.E08 – September 24, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E07 with DEAN – September 10, 2017
Radio Venice live from The Townhouse / S03.E10 with DEAN – July 10, 2016
Radio Venice #11 with DEAN – November 29, 2015
Radio Venice #4 – October 11, 2015
Radio Venice #1 – September 20, 2015

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Bonnie Root

Bonnie Root is an accomplished film and tv actor. In addition to her acting career she is a singer and songwriter. She originally hails from the Pacific Northwest and grew up with musical influences ranging from vintage R&B, soul, classic country all the way to riot girl punk and local indie rock bands from her native Portland, Oregon. She sang in church and trained in her school’s choir and music program until her late teens. In her early 20’s acting heated up and music took a back seat.

Cut to a few years ago and Bonnie found herself circling back to her original passion for music. She suddenly started to experience a surge of new melody and lyric ideas that came on like a wave. She decided to head out to an open jam to test out these new ideas and get her feet back in the water.

Bonnie Root on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E09 – March 15, 2020

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