A look at the history and enduring appeal of New Wave City, an ongoing San Francisco event billed as “the First & Foremost 80’s Dance Party.” Dennis Willis chats with co-creator Steve Indig (aka DJ Shindog) about the epic NWC … Read the rest
Music legend Tom Petty has died at the age of 66, after being found in cardiac arrest at his home.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers completed their 40th anniversary tour just last Monday with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl. … Read the rest
Arriving October 20th is the newest release from Cheap Trick, thier third album within 18 months – a holiday package called Christmas Christmas.
The team from Big Machine Records stated “Arriving mere months after We’re Alright!, Cheap Trick co-produced … Read the rest
With the entrepreneurial spirit that we’ve come to expect from the consistently “high-risk/high-reward” Mr. Simmons, Gene has topped himself with the extremely lofty offerings of The Vault. And it will only cost you $50,000. Sort of.
Let me explain.
The … Read the rest
Police drummer Stewart Copeland is once again surrounded by music legends making exciting music!
He’s arguably the biggest name in a rock supergroup called Gizmodrome, a four-piece band that consists of Copeland, Level 42 bassist Mark King, Italian keyboardist Vittorio … Read the rest
Gary Numan is a bona fide new wave legend, but that’s only the tip of the musical iceberg for him.
After scoring a massive hit with “Cars” at the age of 20, Numan’s career has touched everything from jazz, funk, … Read the rest
IMPROVING LIVES THROUGH THE POWER OF MUSIC!
It’s September, which means it’s time to talk about Christmas. In particular, Soundwaves Xmas!
For 28 years, Soundwaves Xmas, our annual holiday special, has raised food, clothing, toys and awareness for … Read the rest
Go-Go guitarist Jane Wiedlin has launched her new project … the duo Elettrodomestico, with Pietro Straccia
Elettrodomestico hearkens back to a more experimental synth-dance sound, which in 2017, makes it sound timeless. Their debut album, If You’re a Boy or … Read the rest
Heart fans are starting to get that feeling like their parents are getting a divorce.
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson are weathering some big-time personal issues, which has shuttered their legendary band Heart for an undetermined time.
Whereas Ann is … Read the rest
It’s not exactly Birth of The Boss, but it’s close!
Bruce Springsteen has unearthed over two dozen live releases, including several that were only just recently discovered.
Since August 4th, Springsteen’s SiriusXM channel has started running a series of … Read the rest
Ronnie Montrose’ dream becomes a posthumous reality with the collaboration of a lifetime.
Available on CD, 180-gram vinyl LP, as well as digitally, 10×10 was conceptualized before his untimely death in 2012. Montrose created the collaborative idea with Rickey Phillips … Read the rest
“MTV’s reinvention is coming by harnessing its heritage,” says Chris McCarthy, the first-year president who is taxed with the enviable goal of making MTV relevant again. The network overhaul comes after a five-plus year disconnect with viewers, with most complaints … Read the rest
With a progressive conservative view that is becoming increasingly popular in these days of political division, Sir Mick Jagger released two new songs with accompanying videos on the day after his seventy fourth birthday, July 26th.
Knighted on December 12th … Read the rest
Bananarama – the UK trio known for hits such as “Cruel Summer” and “Venus” – have announced they have reunited, and will head out on tour.
The last time the gals performed together was in 1988 – 29 long years … Read the rest
Thirty-four years after Kilroy Was Here and “Mr. Roboto” famously strained the concept-friendly rockers of Styx, the band is heading back to the future for their next Big Idea: a trip to Mars on their forthcoming 16th studio album, The … Read the rest
“It’s crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting … Read the rest
Two bands that seem meant for each other, Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen, have announced they’ll team up for a North American co-headlining summer tour that will see the two bands play 16 shows in July and August.… Read the rest
The venerable Bay Area music brand celebrates 34 years of music-based TV and audio programming with some big plans – and the return of a Soundwaves favorite!
The popular 80s-themed program Soundwaves FM returns Friday, March 31st at 5:00 PM … Read the rest
The Classic Concerts to feature Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Journey, Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers and Earth, Wind and Fire
The bicoastal Classic Concerts will bring together rock legends Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Journey, Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers and Earth, Wind and Fire for a two day, two city epic event.
They will perform at the Classic East and … Read the rest
Legendary Bay Area rockers Night Ranger are back with Don’t Let Up, their latest studio album, on March 24. The disc will be available in both a standard edition and a deluxe edition (featuring bonus track and bonus DVD … Read the rest