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Flick Nation – The Lion King, Shazam! and Moon movies

Flick Nation – The Lion King, Shazam! and Moon movies

It’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Dennis Willis has some advice on what to watch to mark the occasion (it’s probably not what you think). He also breaks down the brand confusion between Captain Marvel and Shazam! (which is new to video) – and talks about some movie nobody’s ever heard of…MORE

Soundwaves TV #30 – Burning Down the House

Soundwaves TV #30 – Burning Down the House

Chasta, Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk discuss the Universal Music fire that claimed half a million masters, and the fallout from Universal keeping it quiet for 11 years. Burn River Burn and My Heavy Memory join Chasta in the studio, and Michael Molenda discusses his long tenure as the editor of Guitar Player magazine. Plus…MORE

Soundwaves TV #29 – Live Baby Live!

Soundwaves TV #29 – Live Baby Live!

Dennis Willis introduces a new series of music-only episodes with Live Baby Live – a celebration of amazing Bay Area artists in their natural habitat! Turn up the volume on live clips from The Mother Hips, King Dream, Jackie Greene, Lapel, Whiskerman, Con Brio, Royal Jelly Jive, and an exclusive performance from Rick Hardin! WATCH…MORE

Watch Bray’s new music video for “Double Agent”

Watch Bray’s new music video for “Double Agent”

Bray is one of the hardest-working frontmen in the Bay, singing for both Neon Velvet and his own Bray and the Dens. His latest project is the solo album The Aliens are Here, which finds Bray exploring science fiction themes through some very catchy pop-rock hooks. His new video, directed by Aja Pop, is “Double…MORE

Soundwaves TV #28 with The Ghost Next Door and Four Year Bender

Soundwaves TV #28 with The Ghost Next Door and Four Year Bender

Things get spooky when Chasta has a ghost encounter on the set! And believe us, it’s a total coincidence that one of the guests also happen to be The Ghost Next Door! She also welcomes Ryan Smith of Four Year Bender to talk about his personal growth into sobriety, and the story of the fierce…MORE

Flick Nation – Yesterday, The Avengers return, and … Escape Plan 3?

Flick Nation – Yesterday, The Avengers return, and … Escape Plan 3?

Dennis Willis talks about Yesterday, the new romantic comedy that asks what if nobody remember The Beatles? Also, did you know that Sylvester Stallone made two sequels to Escape Plan? Plus, the Avengers assemble once again to defeat their greatest threat: James Cameron’s Avatar!MORE

Soundwaves TV #27 – Ka-CHOW!

Soundwaves TV #27 – Ka-CHOW!

Ka-CHOW! There’s no other word for an episode bursting with this much awesomeness! Chasta interviews The Wallflowers’ Jakob Dylan and director Andrew Slater about their music documentary Echo in the Canyon. Also, Katie Colver from Cave Clove and Frantic Romantic drop by the studio! Finally, Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk world premiere three (!!!) exclusive…MORE

Soundwaves TV #26 with Madman’s Lullaby

Soundwaves TV #26 with Madman’s Lullaby

We’re back! Season 2 continues from The Bone’s lounge studio. Chasta welcomes hard rockers Madman’s Lullaby, and Los Angeles recording artist Lola – who also performs live on the set! Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk also hold down the fort at Green Room Music Center with videos from Bad Jacket, Berwanger, The Dollyrots, Kitty Kat…MORE

Flick Nation – Shaft and MIB reboot, plus The Dead Don’t Die

Flick Nation – Shaft and MIB reboot, plus The Dead Don’t Die

Dennis Willis looks at the history of Shaft, and why the comedic 2019 edition is the perfect version for these politically-correct times. Also Men in Black International reboots the comedy franchise with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, Jim Jarmusch’s zombie movie (you read that correctly) The Dead Don’t Die, and the political sci-fi allegory Captive…MORE

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Flick Nation – The Lion King, Shazam! and Moon movies

It’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Dennis Willis has some advice on what to watch to mark the occasion (it’s probably not what you think). He also breaks down the brand confusion between Captain Marvel and Shazam! (which is new to video) – and talks about some movie nobody’s ever heard of…

Queen Rocks The Bay Area

On a new episode of The Second Shift, Chasta and Baby Huey talked about their Queen centric weekend including Chasta hosting the Bohemian Rhapsody sing along movie night at Oracle Park in San Francisco and Baby Huey seeing Queen + Adam Lambert live in concert at the SAP Center in San Jose.