Alternative music TV show Sounds of the Underground is back with their second season. In the premiere episode, host Johnny Zirkel catches up with The Wrecks, Outline in Color, Secret Social Club, and Sorry Ghost, before each band’s in-studio performance.
“Season 2 of Sounds of the Underground expands on our first season by including new genres in the alternative spectrum while still keeping to our mission of exposing the best underground artists alongside fan favorites!,” says Zirkel.
The episode is available now on YouTube and will air on CBS in select markets on 10/20. Future episodes will include appearances from Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Red Jumpsuit, Assuming We Survive, He Is We, Weathers, and more.
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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 told Alternative Press. “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.”
Each episode will be available on YouTube and will also air on CBS in Denver, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, Detroit, and Miami.
Sounds of the Underground would not be possible without support from sE Electronics, Ludwig Drums, Mad Professor Pedals, Victory Amps, Positive Grid, Mackie, Chase Bliss Audio, TRX Cymbals, ToneTuga FX, and Roland.