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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…

Soundwaves TV #33 – Fire and Ice

Soundwaves TV #33 – Fire and Ice

Chasta welcomes exotic singer Zola, who also performs her song “Don’t Eat.” Also, Dennis Gonzales from the San Francisco Great Society reveals an exciting corner of the underground music scene! Also, Dennis Willis and Chasta discuss the buying and selling of fandom, and the music acts who are doing it right. Plus music videos from…

Soundwaves TV #32 – Dynamite with a Laser Beam

Soundwaves TV #32 – Dynamite with a Laser Beam

What happens when there are two amazing music events happening in the Bay Area at the same time? Go to both, of course! Chasta hosts the Bohemian Rhapsody sing-a-long screening at Oracle Park, and interviews The Killer Queens, the world’s only all-female Queen tribute band. Then, Chasta and Dennis race to Redwood City for ZED’s…

Soundwaves TV #31 – Going Deep

Soundwaves TV #31 – Going Deep

Chasta welcomes State Line Empire back to the studio to introduce new lead singer Tony Malson and perform a powerful new song. Pamela Parker stops by to talk about her new album and genre-free approach to creating music. Also, Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk discuss the Clarence Clemons documentary Who Do I Think I Am,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Soundwaves TV #25 – Behind the scenes at Lamont & Tonelli’s Dirty 30!

Soundwaves TV #25 – Behind the scenes at Lamont & Tonelli’s Dirty 30!

It’s the wild mid-season finale, and the gang is going out with a bang behind-the-scenes at Lamont & Tonelli’s epic Dirty 30 anniversary concert event at Concord Pavilion with Sammy Hagar, Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles) and Bay Area rockers The Stone Foxes. Chasta takes the stage, Steven Kirk has a few upgrade tickets…

Soundwaves TV #24 with The Happys and Woodstock 50

Soundwaves TV #24 with The Happys and Woodstock 50

Woodstock 50 … to be or not be be? Why is there such little buzz around the half-century anniversary of the mother of all music festivals? Chasta, Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk share their thoughts about festivals, and why the Woodstock name may come with some baggage. Novato-based grunge-surf rockers The Happys join Chasta in…

Soundwaves TV #22 – Of Rock Gods and Men (with Leighsa Montrose and Stimuli)

Soundwaves TV #22 – Of Rock Gods and Men (with Leighsa Montrose and Stimuli)

You’re not going to want to miss this entertaining and powerful episode! Chasta welcomes Leighsa Montrose, the wife and widow of guitar legend Ronnie Montrose for a frank and wide-reaching conversation about their lives together, depression, and Leighsa’s efforts to help others in the wake of Ronnie’s unexpected passing. Rising hard rockers Stimuli stop by…

Soundwaves TV #21 – The Vinyl Countdown

Soundwaves TV #21 – The Vinyl Countdown

The fourth episode of Season 2 is filled with classic moments and not one – but TWO – video premieres! Matt Langlois drops his brand-new video “You Are My Weekend,” and then Chasta interviews singer-songwriter Rick Hardin, whose new album was produced by Bay Area music Bonnie Hayes. Rick also reveals the first video and…

Soundwaves TV #20 – Goin’ Down (with guests Tony Malson and Zepparella)

Soundwaves TV #20 – Goin’ Down (with guests Tony Malson and Zepparella)

Season 2 continues with another jam-packed episode! Chasta welcome veteran rocker Tony Malson (The Devil in California) to talk about his four (!!!) bands, and the ladies of Zepparella, and all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band. Also, watch closely because a previous guest may pop in unannounced! Chasta, Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk debate how accurate…

Watch the latest episode of Soundwaves TV with Dress the Dead

Watch the latest episode of Soundwaves TV with Dress the Dead

Season 2 continues! Radio personality Dayna Keyes (KFOG, The Bone) shares her powerful story of addiction, survival, and growing up in a rock and roll family. Chasta also welcomes Kayla Dixon, Craig Locicero, and Mark Hernandez from the red-hot rising rock act Dress the Dead! Plus, Dennis Willis and Steven Kirk spin new videos from…

Watch the 2nd season premiere of Soundwaves TV

Watch the 2nd season premiere of Soundwaves TV

We’re back! Season 2 officially kicks off with an expanded episode, new features, and more! Chasta welcomes Stevie Loveless (Dave Friday Band, SJ Sindicate) to talk about his projects and the Bay Area music scene; Baby Huey reveals the biggest music shows coming through the Bay Area in 2019; and then the trio ask the…

Soundwaves TV kicks off 2nd season on March 17th

Soundwaves TV kicks off 2nd season on March 17th

After successfully re-launching Soundwaves TV as a weekly dive into the Bay Area’s rich music scene, the award-winning reboot will return for a second season, beginning March 17th. The format has evolved to better showcase emerging talent, local shows, and spotlight noteworthy music videos. Hosted by Chasta (The Bone 107.7 FM), and featuring original Soundwaves…

Watch Soundwaves Xmas 2018

Watch Soundwaves Xmas 2018

In case you missed it, check out the Soundwaves Xmas 2018 special hosted by Chasta, Dennis Willis, Steven Kirk, Joe McCaffrey, and featuring Renee and Irish Greg.

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