Watch August Burns Red, badxchannels, Halifax and more on Episode 1 of Sounds of the Underground TV

Sounds of the Underground TV have officially released their debut episode featuring August Burns Red, badxchannels, Halifax, The Wildfires Projekt, as well as some other surprise guests. The new alternative music show aired on CBSand made its online debut with

The inaugural episode features an interview segment with August Burns Red and a live performance of their single “White Washed.” Vocalist Jake Luhrs says “JB and I had fun sitting down with Sounds of the Underground TV before our sold out show at the House of Blues in Anaheim. It was one of our favorite shows of the tour and we’re grateful SOTU was there to capture the night.

Other segments include an interview and reunion performance from Halifax and an interview and acoustic set from Craig Owens’ project, badxchannels.


Episode 1

Sounds of the Underground is the first and only alternative music show focused on exposing up-and-coming artists while showcasing them alongside major artists and international talent. Developed by Johnny Zirkel, and airing on CBS, Sounds of the Underground is seeking to bring music to a starving audience once more.

Tired of typical music industry politics keeping bands from growing, Zirkel decided to develop the show as a way to give artists of all levels the opportunity to reach new fans based solely on talent and drive, and nothing else. With the decline of festivals focused around the genre, Zirkel hopes that Sounds will fill that gap to help artists and fans connect and build relationships with each other once again. The ‘underground’ scene is not dead, and they are here to make sure it stays alive.

Not one artist on Sounds Of The Underground had to do anything other than be talented and driven to be on the show,” Zirkel tells Alternative Press in the official announcement. “They didn’t have to pay anything or sell tickets or win a contest or have a crazy number of followers or have a label. They just had to be talented and driven.

Other acts expected to appear in the series include: Frank Iero, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The Wildfires Projekt, Sleeptalk, and more.


Halifax reunion set on Sounds of the Underground


Craig Owens live on Sounds of the Underground

Episodes air in select markets on CBS, with nationwide availability the following Saturday on YouTube.

CBS Boston – 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 at 1:37am EST
CBS Pittsburgh – 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 at 2:07am EST
CBS Baltimore – 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 at 2:07am EST
CBS Minneapolis – 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 at 1:37am CST
CBS Denver – 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 at 1:44am MST
CBS Chicago – 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 at 1:42am CST
CBS Los Angeles – 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 at 2:05am PST

All episodes to be streaming on YouTube the following Saturday at 10am EST!



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