LuxuriaMusic DJ Profiles


Andy McKaie

Andy McKaie - The Caravan
Thursdays - 4 - 5 PM PT

Now safely ensconced in retirement after 40 years in the record/music business, Andy McKaie hosts The Caravan, a highly eclectic, hour-long, usually single themed show. Each show is distinct from the other. Sometimes music-based, sometimes lyric-based. Sometimes various artists, sometimes single artists. 

Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Randy Newman have been celebrated by mostly other artists singing their songs – Dylan three times. Arthur Alexander and Bobby Charles split an hour, as did Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong as well as Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe. There was a show celebrating New York City doo wop, while New Orleans has had two shows, one about the town’s entire musical heritage and another strictly about early ‘60s R&B. Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Otis Rush, and Big Mama Thornton had shows, as did Lou Reed, Rhiannon Giddens, Van Morrison, Dion, Clyde McPhatter, and Chuck Berry. We’ve done four doo wop, two folk-rock, a blues-rock, a jazz singing and a punk show, as well as a show featuring songs about the record business and a show featuring artists who created the legend of CBGB’s, the grungy New York nightclub. You never know what each successive week’s The Caravan will bring. 

Vanni "W. Paul" Parmigiani

Vanni "W. Paul" Parmigiani  - Easitaly!  - Sunday from 10 - 11 PM PST

The project " IL FACILE DUO" was born from the collaboration between Robert Passera and Vanni "W.Paul" Parmigiani. Together with two members of “The Transistors” (ErMan and Luke) as well as Giorgio Caffino and Lady Vanilla, “IL FACILE DUO” were active on the Internet from early 2000 to September 2002. They broadcast pure easy-listening mixed programmes and news from the cocktail/lounge-world on the website


Robert Passera

Robert Passera  - Easitaly!  - Sunday from 10 - 11 PM
The project " IL FACILE DUO" was born from the collaboration between Robert Passera and Vanni "W.Paul" Parmigiani. Together with two members of “The Transistors” (ErMan and Luke) as well as Giorgio Caffino and Lady Vanilla, “IL FACILE DUO” were active on the Internet from early 2000 to September 2002. They broadcast pure easy-listening mixed programmes and news from the cocktail/lounge-world on the website


David Ponak

David Ponak - The Nice Age  - Thursdays 7-9 PM PST

Host David Ponak has lived and breathed music for nearly as long as he's been living and breathing. His DJ experiences ranges from his college radio days at UConn's WHUS to Los Angeles public radio stations KCRW (where "The Nice Age" originated in 1998) and KPFK. He is one of the founding DJ's at Luxuria Music. When not blending the sounds of the old and the new behind the wheels of steel, Ponak can be found crooning classics and originals with his neo-lounge outfit, Mello Cads. 

Howie Pyro

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Tuesdays 9-11 PM, PST (Karloffornia Time)

Intoxica Radio host Howie Pyro has been collecting records since his parents started taking him to garage sales as a kid. His love of monsters & weirdness drew him to buy records that are just being discovered today as obscure gems. Pyro spins primitive 50's & 60's rhythms from 45's from the deep underbelly of the original rock & roll era. Pyro has traveled the world as a musician, and he has played, recorded and written with such diverse artists as Johnny Thunders, Ronnie Spector, Joey Ramone, Rancid, Genesis P-Orridge, Danzig, D Generation, Kid Congo Powers (Cramps, Gun Club, Nick Cave & Bad Seeds), Debbie Harry, Jayne County, Alan Vega and others. Howie has also done a lot of music supervision work for films & TV, is a well known Disc Jockey, and has deejayed for everyone from the Cramps to Christina Aguilera, Cinespia and did the Hollywood premiere party for the TV series Mad Men as well as the annual Johnny Ramone/Ramones event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Howie is recently back from a massively successful 6 week DJing tour of Europe . Pyro taps into his 30,000+ strong collection of odd records every week on Intoxica.

Michael Quercio

Michael QuercioMichael Quercio - The Michael Quercio Paisley Underground Consortium
Sundays 4:00 – 6:00 PM PT

Native of the South Bay (Carson, CA), Michael formed The Salvation Army (a rockin’ psychedelic/punk hybrid) during those early halcyon days of the burgeoning L.A. punk scene of the late 1970s/early 1980s.  After the real Salvation Army took offense, he changed the name of the band to The Three O’ Clock, taking on a more pop approach.  Along with The Bangs (later Bangles), The Rain Parade, The Dream Syndicate and other bands, they formed the nucleus of what later came to be known as the Paisley Underground, a musical genre born in Los Angeles, CA.  

After the break-up of The Three O’ Clock, he did stints in the bands Game Theory and Permanent Green Light before forming The Jupiter Affect.  Through it all he never stopped buying records, which accounts for a collection so vast and varied it would make you cry. Here, have a tissue.

JC Rees

JC Rees - Special Needs
Fridays 9 to 11 PM PT

Pretty posters and patchouli alone do not psychedelia make 

Poet, punk, deviant, mystic, vandal, freak, JC Rees is a founding member of The Warlocks, a Los Angeles band, and the weekly host of the Special Needs Radio Broadcast . His work has been published in journals, chapbooks, and local & foreign zines. He has been photographed around the world. You may hear ambient soundscapes, urban field recordings, golden era sha-la-la, 70's skronk, 80's noise, Kraut Rock, Burger records, the record with the banana, 90's Dim Sum, greasy Chicken, Entrance, No Exit, brass, Chimes, tablas, Reid Flemming, Flaming Carrot, strings, dogs, Twee As Fuck, dirty disco, bootleg cassettes, unlabeled test pressings, thrift scores, Limited Edition signed and numbered, Bespoke, Cooper Clarke, Chantilly Lace, I Love My Leather Jacket, Funk Soul Brother, Basketball Jones, American Psycho, John Rechy, Bill Drummond, Jullian Cope, Greta X, the occasional special guest to big to mention, all artistically mixed and curated with tomorrows best new music. Enjoy

Count Reeshard

Count Reeshard
NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT with Count Reeshard & Lee-Roy
Saturdays 9-11 PM, PST

Late on a given Saturday, Count Reeshard & Lee-Roy will be found manning the DJ booth at the Purple Bat Lounge, a dive bar on Brush St. in downtown Detroit once described as a "frabjous sort of place in a decidedly vorpal neighborhood." It is there that Reeshard, a hairless former rock critic, and Lee-Roy, a brindled pit bull with an outsized id, spin four sets of uptempo, ill-mannered tunes geared to dancing and short-term memory loss — in a phrase: Bad Music for Bad People. The unmistakable ambiance of the Purple Bat is very much a part of the show's fabric, as are sundry local characters frequenting the place: LaWanda (a six-foot tall bartender who moonlights as a dominatrix); Nice Guy Eddie (frenemy to Lee-Roy, an irascible tuxedo cat working at a rival bar down the block); Lotsa Poppa (a local pimp whose Maserati is parked out front); and, much beloved of longtime N.C.I.P. listeners, Uncle Morty, proprietor of the Midnight Mobile Dispensary, a filthy former ice cream truck "that no longer sells popsicles." Morty drives by at the 10 pm mark, when we learn of new strains on his truck topping this week's Cheeba Chart™. There are no contemplative moments involving ambient music during No Condition Is Permanent. The show is fast, noisy, tattered at the edges and fully capable of breaking your lease, should you need that.

Andrew Sandoval

Andrew Sandoval - Come to the Sunshine - Mondays 4-6 PM PST

Come To The Sunshine
presenter Andrew Sandoval is a Grammy nominated producer/engineer, songwriter, musician, author and cat lover. Over the course of his program's seven year history, he has broadcast more than 85 concept radio programs focussing on the music of the 1960's, featuring nearly 10,000 songs from 1,000 or so artists (but who is counting).

Gary Schneider

Gary SchneiderGary A. Schneider - Open Mynd Excursion, Wednesdays  9 pm - 11 pm  PST

Gary is the owner/operator of OPEN MYND COLLECTIBLES, a business that deals with but not limited to the collecting and selling of airchecks (radio broadcasts). OMC was established in 1992 and has grown from under a hundred titles to a couple thousand presently! Gary has been referenced in several books, CD liner notes, documentaries etc. for his opinion and experience with radio broadcasts of the 50’s and 60’s!
He has been collecting and archiving airchecks since the mid-1970’s! He is also a collector of Garage Band records, tapes, CD’s, DVD’s etc. With a collection of close to 65,000 albums and 15,000 CD’s it’s a wonder he has time to even listen to and archive his aircheck collection, which is about 2500 and growing daily!
“Originally from Massachusetts, I moved to California when I was 15 in June 1967......just as the Summer Of Love was happening! Radio had a huge impact on me back then.....there was the a.m. powerhouse in L.A., KHJ, followed by KRLA and KFWB! Underground FM was just coming into existence around that time also! It was the ultimate trip to be around to hear those amazing sounds on a transistor radio! The music of 1964 to 1969 has been a major influence on my life ever since!” · Philosophy of my radio show: Presenting some of the best and most unique radio broadcasts from the past · Five artists LuxuriaMusic listeners will hear on my show: Unlimited, from Folk/Rock to R&B to Psychedelic to POP artists from 1955 to present day! · To derive maximum pleasure from my radio show: Close your eyes, sit back, put your feet up and let your mynd float back to the glory days of AM BOSS Radio and Underground FM broadcasts! · When I’m not DJing I can be found: Archiving airchecks and searching for the ultimate music trypp! Secret superpower I possess: Mynd Traveling.