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Listen to Soundwaves FM #14

Listen to Soundwaves FM #14

This week, we’ve got brand-new locally-grown music from Space Vacation, Bastardane, The Alive, The Voodoo Vultures and The Illogistical Resource Department. Plus, a preview of Bottlerock!

Listen to Soundwaves FM #12 – 5/07/22

Listen to Soundwaves FM #12 – 5/07/22

This week, we’ve got brand-new locally-grown music from Aaron Azevedo, Dark Satellite, Nina Durango, Effits, The Sam Chase and the Untraditional, and a premiere from Mike Annuzzi.

Watch Soundwaves TV #121 – Down to The Bone

Watch Soundwaves TV #121 – Down to The Bone

The gang returns to The Bone radio station to talk about music festivals and new programming, and welcomes Shannon Koehler from The Stone Foxes on the eve of their return to the road and new album release.

Soundwaves FM #9 – 4/16/22

Soundwaves FM #9 – 4/16/22

This week, we’ve got brand-new locally-grown music from N.I.N.A., Mickelson, The Guitar and Whiskey Club, Amalgamation, and Youngest of Elders.

Watch Soundwaves TV #119 – Happy Hour

Watch Soundwaves TV #119 – Happy Hour

Singer-songwriter Ken Newman stops by to chat about his new album What Am I Afraid Of, and his upcoming birthday show at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco.

Listen to Soundwaves FM – 4/09/22

Listen to Soundwaves FM – 4/09/22

This week, we’ve got brand-new locally-grown music from GEN 11, Cardboard Ringo, My Heavy Memory, Badd Habbitt, Life Size Models and a world premiere from The Stone Foxes!

Listen to Soundwaves FM #7 – 4/02/22

Listen to Soundwaves FM #7 – 4/02/22

This week, we’ve got brand-new locally-grown music from Corvus Lore, Treasures, Wicked Pricks, Fantastic Negrito, Sweet Undertow, and The Sam Chase and the Untraditional.

Watch the Season 5 premiere of Soundwaves TV

Watch the Season 5 premiere of Soundwaves TV

The gang kicks off Season 5 with fresh independent music, brand-new segments, new hosts, and the same attitude! They also address why they are no longer on broadcast TV.

Listen to Soundwaves FM #4 – 3/12/22

Listen to Soundwaves FM #4 – 3/12/22

This week, we’ve got a double shot of a Bay Area classic band, some powerful homegrown rock and roll, and your chance to win a 4K Roku Streambar Pro!

Listen to Soundwaves FM #3

Listen to Soundwaves FM #3

This week, we’ve got a Bay Area world premiere, some killer homegrown rock and roll, and the second coming of Jellyfish!

Soundwaves FM #2 – 2/26/22

Soundwaves FM #2 – 2/26/22

This week, we’ve got a Bay Area premiere, the latest from an Oakland-based multiple Grammy winner, and some inspirational words for all musicians from Tubes legend Fee Waybill!

Listen to Soundwaves FM #1

Listen to Soundwaves FM #1

Welcome to the first episode of Soundwaves FM, in which all eras of Bay Area rock collide in a killer mix of local acts, legacy acts, live tracks and vinyl album cuts.

Watch Soundwaves Xmas 2021

Watch Soundwaves Xmas 2021

Hosted by Chasta, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk, Morris Knight and Joe McCaffrey, Soundwaves Xmas returns to the Longboard, and features live performances from local and independent artists, shot at Green Room Music Center in Pacifica, and Art Boutiki Music Hall in San Jose.

Soundwaves TV #108 – Day of the Dead

Soundwaves TV #108 – Day of the Dead

We celebrate Día de los Muertos in the most San Francisco way imaginable! It’s the 30th anniversary of the passing of Bay Area impresario Bill Graham, and we’ve got rare footage of the man himself looking back on his career, courtesy of producer Steve Brown. As well, we’ll show you portions of his 1984 short…

Watch Soundwaves TV #102 – Damage Inc.

Watch Soundwaves TV #102 – Damage Inc.

We celebrate the 30th anniversary of Metallica (The Black Album) with never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage, and rare performances, including the rehearsal session with Queen for the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert. Metallica fans, you don’t want to miss this one! Hosted by Chasta, Dennis Willis, and Steven Kirk; with appearances from Morris Knight, Joe McCaffrey, Baby Huey,…

Watch Soundwaves 100: The Director’s Cut

Watch Soundwaves 100: The Director’s Cut

This is the full uncut epic Soundwaves TV 100th episode celebration with scenes that never made it to the broadcast version, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, bloopers, funny and serious highlights, and the unmistakable Soundwaves vibe!

Watch Soundwaves TV #100 – Part 1

Watch Soundwaves TV #100 – Part 1

This is it! Part 1 of the epic two-part 100th episode celebration – a wall-to-wall collection of highlights, performances, surprises, bloopers and never-before-seen footage!

Soundwaves TV #99 – The Beard Abides

Soundwaves TV #99 – The Beard Abides

  There’s one week to go until our epic 100th episode, and the gang is together for the first time in 18 months in the most bonkers episode of the season! Chasta shaves Steven’s pandemic beard, and that’s not even the strangest thing that happens! Featuring videos from Los Lobos, Sweet Teeth, The Alive, Cocktail…

Watch Soundwaves TV #97 – I Want My MTV

Watch Soundwaves TV #97 – I Want My MTV

Featuring videos from Night Ranger, Amyl and the Sniffers, The Jenny Thing, Black Smoke Trigger, Broken Baby, and awesome 80s covers from Bite Me Bambi and Union Black.

Watch Soundwaves TV #95 – Retro Active

Watch Soundwaves TV #95 – Retro Active

For our first “on location” episode since 2019, we’re hanging at Retro Junkie in Walnut Creek and chatting with owner Enrique Montero. We’ve also got some of the hottest and most talented tribute bands in the Bay Area, all shot on Retro Junkie’s stage.

Watch Soundwaves TV #92 – Cover to Cover

Watch Soundwaves TV #92 – Cover to Cover

It’s our annual covers edition with a fun look at cover versions that flip the script and turn your favorite songs inside out. Hear songs from The Clash, Queen, Prince, Alanis Morissette, 10CC and Taylor Swift like you’ve never heard them before!

Watch Soundwaves TV #90 – Night Flight Fever

Watch Soundwaves TV #90 – Night Flight Fever

  This week, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Night Flight, the iconic late night art and music show you watched in the 80s; and talk to visionary creator Stuart S. Shapiro about how being counter-culture never goes out of style. Don’t miss it! Hosted by Chasta, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Morris Knight. Soundwaves…

Soundwaves TV #89 – Money Talks

Soundwaves TV #89 – Money Talks

Meet Dez Money, the son of late, great Eddie Money! You’ll hear behind-the-scenes from their reality show, brand new music from Dez, and about the time Soundwaves crashed a fundraiser the Money family was performing at. Featuring videos from Shauny B Fresh, Tragedy, Law, ZOLA, Massie and Dez Money. Hosted by Chasta, Dennis Willis, Steven…

Soundwaves TV #86 – Because They’re Awesome

Soundwaves TV #86 – Because They’re Awesome

Chasta sits down for an extended interview with married pop-punk darlings Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas from The Dollyrots to talk about balancing family life with rock and roll, influences, their 20-year career, and what’s next!

Watch Soundwaves TV #85 – What the Funk

Watch Soundwaves TV #85 – What the Funk

Veteran Bay Area musician Shaun Bivens discusses his many projects (in as many genres) and new book Sex, Thugs and Rock and Roll: One Man’s Journey to God.

Watch Soundwaves TV #84 – Talking Heads

Watch Soundwaves TV #84 – Talking Heads

This special episode features four interviews with musical movers and shakers you gotta know about! Whole Damn Mess is a rock and roll supergroup, Mickey Darius’ record label Broken Clover Records is changing the rules of the music industry, Monte Casino is the combination of three musicians from other bands bring pop and soul to…

Watch Soundwaves TV #83 – Music and Lyrics

Watch Soundwaves TV #83 – Music and Lyrics

This episode is all about classic songwriting and features an exclusive interview with Grammy winner (and current Oscar nominee) Diane Warren, who talks about her legendary career and award season highs and lows.

Watch Soundwaves TV #82 – Pop Rocks

Watch Soundwaves TV #82 – Pop Rocks

Calling all Jellyfish fans! The Lickerish Quartet joins us to talk about their previous work together and reuniting to make music in a very different world. Then, the gang welcomes Baby Huey to debate pop stars edging toward rock, and legacy rock acts softening their edges. Plus, two John Hughes classic films (and their soundtracks)…

Watch the Season 4 premiere of Soundwaves TV

Watch the Season 4 premiere of Soundwaves TV

Season 4 has finally arrived with a new look, new vibe, and deeper celebration of what makes the Bay Area music scene amazing! Royal Rebels drops by to discuss their new album, and Peace of Stage owner Steve Gold talks about the discovery of the original Woodstock stage. Plus, Janis Joplin’s Pearl turns 50, and…

Watch Shortwaves #4 – Whole Damn Mess

Watch Shortwaves #4 – Whole Damn Mess

The countdown to Season 4 continues! This week, Chasta welcomes Whole Damn Mess, a supergroup with veteran musicians Don Miggs, C. Todd Nielsen, Lawrence Katz, and Greg Hansen. The soulful conversation goes well beyond making music, and is a must -see! Soundwaves TV is a weekly dive into the Bay Area’s rich music scene, with…

Watch Shortwaves #3 – Mickey Darius and Broken Clover Records

Watch Shortwaves #3 – Mickey Darius and Broken Clover Records

Photo: Sunset Sound System The countdown to Season 4 continues! This week, Bay Area iconoclast Mickey Darius discusses his label Broken Clover Records, and his unique artist-friendly approach to distribution and revenue. Don’t miss it! Hosted by Chasta and Steven Kirk. Soundwaves TV is a weekly dive into the Bay Area’s rich music scene, with…

Watch Shortwaves #2 with Robert Berry

Watch Shortwaves #2 with Robert Berry

This week, Dennis Willis chats with veteran Bay Area artist-producer Robert Berry about the final release in the “3” trilogy, 3.2’s Third Impression, which features the final works from the late great Keith Emerson.

Watch Shortwaves #1 – Monte Casino

Watch Shortwaves #1 – Monte Casino

 Season 4 drops in March, but if you can’t wait, here is the first in a series of mini episodes with killer bands! First up: the boys from Monte Casino drop by to discuss their history and uncommon approach to finding a common sound. We also world premiere the amazing new video from their…

Watch Soundwaves Xmas 2020

Watch Soundwaves Xmas 2020

Soundwaves Xmas usually unfolds over multiple locations, on multiple stages, and features live performances from local and independent artists. But due to Covid-19, the special will feature over two dozen virtual performances, interviews and special appearances – all from remote locations.

Watch Soundwaves TV #76 – Cornell IV Redux

Watch Soundwaves TV #76 – Cornell IV Redux

The gang spotlights the recent virtual event Cornell IV – The Fourth Annual Tribute to Chris Cornell, a virtual concert performed by Rusty Chains to raise funds for San Francisco Suicide Prevention.

Watch Soundwaves TV #72 – Barron Land

Watch Soundwaves TV #72 – Barron Land

On this special edition, Steven Kirk spends the hour with Steve Barron, the director who helmed the most iconic music videos of the 80s. From a-ha’s “Take On Me” to Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing,” with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Human League, Bryan Adams, and many, many more in between! Check out this fascinating oral history…

Watch Soundwaves TV #71 – Happy Hour

Watch Soundwaves TV #71 – Happy Hour

Chasta, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Morris Knight make a series of fun announcements, including upcoming events and a preview of the second official Soundwaves-branded beer.

Watch Soundwaves TV #70 – Beyond the Bay

Watch Soundwaves TV #70 – Beyond the Bay

Chasta, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Morris Knight serve up a musical sampling of rising artists from all over the planet featuring videos from the Stone Foxes (San Francisco), Joseph (Portland), Shade (Toronto), and more.

Watch Soundwaves TV #69 – Retro Junkies

Watch Soundwaves TV #69 – Retro Junkies

Bay Area music legend Fee Waybill of The Tubes stops by (virtually) to discuss his five decades in the business and cool new solo album. Chasta, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Morris Knight ask why there’s no school like the old school, and Chasta welcomes Enrique from the Walnut Creek venue Retro Junkie, to talk…

Watch Soundwaves TV #67 – Coffee Run

Watch Soundwaves TV #67 – Coffee Run

Chasta, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Morris Knight recall Banding Together 2, the recent virtual concert that supported venues facing economic hardships during COVID-19. The videos this week are all performances from the special – including EllaHarp, The Devil in California, Frantic Romantic, State Line Empire, Royal Rebels and The Sam Chase with Jules Indelicato.…

Watch Banding Together 2: Save the Stages

Watch Banding Together 2: Save the Stages

Save the Stages before it’s too late. BANDING TOGETHER 2 is a virtual concert special designed to raise funds and awareness for music venues threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic and shutdown.

Watch Soundwaves TV #65 – The Doob Tube

Watch Soundwaves TV #65 – The Doob Tube

Chasta, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Morris Knight announce Banding Together 2, a virtual concert to be held on Labor Day, and discuss how the music scene is in far worse shape than just a few months ago.

Watch Soundwaves TV #63 – Good for the Soul

Watch Soundwaves TV #63 – Good for the Soul

What are you doing to feed the soul during COVID-19? Chasta, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Morris Knight reveal the many different creative projects they’ve started on their own terms, with no expectations except to create.

Watch Soundwaves TV #59 – Bizarro World

Watch Soundwaves TV #59 – Bizarro World

As the world nudges closer to normal, Morris reports on what it was like to attend a drive-in concert, Steven Kirk talks about his appearance on The Late Late Show with James Cordon; and Dennis reviews the new Suzi Quatro documentary Suzi Q.

Watch BANDING TOGETHER! Save the Music, Save the World

Watch BANDING TOGETHER! Save the Music, Save the World

BANDING TOGETHER is a virtual concert special designed to raise funds and awareness for music venues, recording studios, record stores, and working musicians threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic and immediate shutdown.

Announcing BANDING TOGETHER: Bay Area-based Virtual Concert set for Memorial Day

Announcing BANDING TOGETHER: Bay Area-based Virtual Concert set for Memorial Day

Soundwaves is proud to announce BANDING TOGETHER, a virtual concert designed to raise funds and awareness for music venues, recording studios, record stores, and working musicians threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic and immediate shutdown. Hosted by the Soundwaves TV team of Chasta, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Morris Knight, BANDING TOGETHER will feature exclusive performances,…

Watch Soundwaves TV #55 – Rock of Ages

Watch Soundwaves TV #55 – Rock of Ages

Chasta, Morris Knight, Steven Kirk and Dennis Willis share crazy celebrity encounters with the Spice Girls, Mark Hamill, Rick Astley, William Shatner and Steven Tyler. Who has the craziest story? You be the judge! Featuring COVID-19-inspired videos from Space Elevator, The Sam Chase and the Untraditional, Phil Demmel, Nic Cestor, Aftermath, Mardi Gras, and a…

Watch Soundwaves TV #54 – Styx and Stones

Watch Soundwaves TV #54 – Styx and Stones

Soundwaves returns to TV with a weekly dive into the Bay Area’s rich music scene. Hosted by Chasta, Soundwaves TV features music videos, live performances, guest musicians, DJs, and influencers from all four corners of the Bay. This week, the SIP era continues with an interview with Styx’ Ricky Phillips and a surprising new video…

Watch Soundwaves TV #53 – Quarantunes

Watch Soundwaves TV #53 – Quarantunes

 This week, we’re all about music and art in the time of COVID-19, and the numerous streaming fundraising concerts happening almost every day. Also, Morris Knight pays tribute to Bill Withers, Steven Kirk finds his happy place in Adventureland, Dennis Willis celebrates Record Store Day, and Chasta talks with musician Tony Malson about the…

Watch Soundwaves TV #52 – The Great Beyond

Watch Soundwaves TV #52 – The Great Beyond

Chasta, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk and Morris Knight discuss why the loss of our favorite music artists cut deeper than anything else, and what they are watching and reading while in isolation. The Sam Chase joins via Zoom to talk about his weekly performance show and tribute to music legend John Prime. Also, Leighsa Montrose…

Watch Soundwaves TV #50 – Zero to Fifty

Watch Soundwaves TV #50 – Zero to Fifty

It’s our epic-sized 50th episode! For the occasion, we welcome two of the buzziest bands in the Bay Area – Life Size Models and Royal Rebels! Chasta digs deep in both interviews and pulls out tales of inspiration and heartbreak – and that time the Rebels lost their entire debut album when a hard drive…

Watch Soundwaves TV #49 – The Mything Link

Watch Soundwaves TV #49 – The Mything Link

Season 3 continues with a visit from singer-songwriter Forest Sun, who tells stories of a literally being born into music, with a hilarious story that almost included Bob Dylan! Also, Bay Area media personality Steve Wagner discusses his fascinating new book All You Need Is Myth: The Beatles and the Gods of Rock. Also, Chasta…

Watch the Season 3 premiere of Soundwaves TV

Watch the Season 3 premiere of Soundwaves TV

We’re back! Season 3 officially kicks off as Chasta, Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk reveal the show’s brand-new host! Also, Shannon Koehler from the Stone Foxes stops by to talk about their new album and teach her some sweet dance moves! Plus, a preview of the 2020 concert season, fresh videos from Midnight Sinfini and…

Soundwaves TV #45 – The Last Rites of Dallas Pistol

Soundwaves TV #45 – The Last Rites of Dallas Pistol

Soundwaves presents the exclusive premiere of the hotly-anticipated epic album from The Sam Chase and the Untraditional. The Last Rites of Dallas Pistol is an 18-song Faustian spaghetti western rock opera made up of three chapters: Dallas Pistol – The Wolf – The New Devil. It is a tale about a young man named Dallas…

Soundwaves TV #44 – But Seriously

Soundwaves TV #44 – But Seriously

Chasta welcomes Dress the Dead to discuss their latest projects, including the blistering music video “You Only Get Off When I Cry.” Patrick Donovan from Toy Called God talks about his band’s new lineup and exciting directions, as well as the Bay Area music scene. Dennis Willis previews the rest of the 2019 Soundwaves season.…

Soundwaves TV #43 – Steve TV

Soundwaves TV #43 – Steve TV

Steven Kirk takes over the studio and programs a full hour of groundbreaking animated videos from Meg Myers, Jackie Greene, Culture Abuse, Stealing Sheep, Frantic Romantic, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Prids, ZED, LWFLD, and more!     WATCH SOUNDWAVES TV LIVE: Sundays @ 7:00 PM PST at http://soundwavestv.com/ Follow Soundwaves: Website – http://www.soundwavestv.com Facebook –…

Soundwaves TV #42 – The Ripple Effect

Soundwaves TV #42 – The Ripple Effect

Chasta welcomes Ripple Music owners Todd and Corinne Severin for a far-reaching conversation about the Bay Area-based rock label’s history, vision and commitment to the rapidly-expanding local scene. Including videos from Ripple artists ZED, Ghost Next Door, War Cloud, Lightning Born, and Dead Feathers. WATCH SOUNDWAVES TV LIVE: Sundays @ 7:00 PM PST at http://soundwavestv.com/…

Soundwaves TV #41 – One Sip Wonder

Soundwaves TV #41 – One Sip Wonder

Chasta, Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk present the world’s first Soundwaves-branded beer at a rockin’ event held at Longboard Margarita Bar. Guests include Aqua Nett and Flannel, Bone-a-Fide Brew’s Joe Hawk, and the man himself, brewmaster Aaron Bonner from Pedro Point Brewing. Plus music videos from BRKN Love, Band of Coyotes, Shirlee Temper, Corvus Lore,…

Soundwaves TV #40 – Knight Moves

Soundwaves TV #40 – Knight Moves

Chasta welcomes Bay Area rockstar personality Morris Knight, who talks about interviewing his heroes, his new song “Thank You,” and the power of doing something because you love it. North Bay band Kingsborough stops by to chat up playing with ZZ Top and the creative process, as well as perform their new single “Only Light.”…

Soundwaves TV #38 – Radio Active

Soundwaves TV #38 – Radio Active

This episode is aptly named: it’s shot at a radio station and it’s action packed with a ton of great videos! Chasta spins the entire show from her studio at 107.7 The Bone, and then welcomes Dennis Willis to announce the world’s first Soundwaves-branded beer! And when nobody’s looking, Dennis sneaks across the hall into…

Soundwaves TV #37 – ¡Muy Caliente!

Soundwaves TV #37 – ¡Muy Caliente!

Chasta welcomes Diego Zegarra from Anima and the Pearl Jam tribute band Corduroy to discuss the simmering Latin rock scene; “Irish Greg” McQuaid talks to Dennis Willis about the final days of KFOG and his tenure as the producer of the legendary morning show. Also, after Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, Hollywood is actively mining classic…

Soundwaves TV #36 – Cover This!

Soundwaves TV #36 – Cover This!

Chasta welcomes special guest co-host SONA for an entire show devoted to cover bands and cover versions – from Weezer and Halestorm to Handsome Young Ladies, EllaHarp, Zepparella, Laura Carbone, Seven Kingdoms, Frantic Romantic, Bray (from Neon Velvet), and many more! WATCH SOUNDWAVES TV LIVE: Sundays @ 7:00 PM PST at http://soundwavestv.com/ Follow Soundwaves: Website…

Soundwaves TV #35 – All About Steve

Soundwaves TV #35 – All About Steve

It’s raining Steves this week! Longtime producer and co-host Steven Kirk returns to the show after a scary health episode, and he’s telling his tale (with a dose of tough love) for the first time. Chasta talks with Steve Brown, a legendary figure in Bay Area music history who worked with the Grateful Dead and…

Soundwaves TV #34 – Attack of the Clones

Soundwaves TV #34 – Attack of the Clones

Chasta welcomes guitar phenom Tommy Odetto, and Dennis Willis goes behind-the-scenes at Rusty Chains’ 3rd annual Chris Cornell Tribute that raised $6,000 for San Francisco Suicide Prevention. (Photo credit: Jenny Elauriacash and Calibree Photography) Oh, and there might be another music video with clowns. (Don’t tell Chasta!) Plus music videos from Wayward Sons, SWMRS, Television…

Headlines

Metallica Streams Rare Performance

The band had not played the song live in ten years when they dusted it off during their 2021 anniversary show at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

Music Theory Geek Remixes Nirvana Classic to Major Key

Though we get all of the teen angst and rebellious feelings from this song it’s funny to think that when Kurt Cobain wrote this song, as he said in a 1994 interview, He said: “I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off The Pixies.”

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