35 Best California Music Podcasts

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California Music Podcasts

Here are 35 Best California Music Podcasts worth listening to in 2024

1. The Metallica Report

The Metallica Report Keep up with all things Metallica by going straight to the source. Now you can get your news directly from those entrenched in the band's own Northern California headquarters. This weekly report is hosted by Steffan Chirazi and Renée Richardson, two members of the Metallica Camp.Steffan is a long-time rock scribe and editor of the band's online mag, So What!, whose days covering Metallica began in the 1980s with the British music magazines Sounds and Kerrang! Renée is the Director of Philanthropy for the band's foundation, All Within My Hands, and also has a storied background in music.
Facebook Followers 36.6MTwitter Followers 6.2MInstagram Followers 11.3M Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 18 min Get Email Contact Get Influential Podcasters ContactsGet access to 100k active Podcasters, Influencers in 1500 niche categories.Get targeted media contact list in your niche at your fingertips so you can focus on running your campaign.Email us the categories of Podcasters you want to reach out for your marketing campaign at anuj@feedspot.com Copy email. We'll share active Podcasters list with verified email contacts in an Excel or CSV format.

2. Stereo Embers: The Podcast

Stereo Embers: The Podcast Hosted by Alex Green, Stereo Embers: The Podcast is a weekly podcast airing exclusively on Bombshell Radio that features interviews with musicians, authors, artists and actors talking about the current creative moment in their lives. A professor at St. Mary's College of California, Alex is the Editor-In-Chief of Stereo Embers Magazine, the author of five books and has served as a Speaker/Moderator for LitQuake, Yahoo!, The Bay Area Book Festival, A Great Good Place For Books, Green Apple Books, and The St. Mary's College Of California MFA Reading Series.
Host Alex Green
Facebook Followers 5KTwitter Followers 1.5KInstagram Followers 682 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 70 min Get Email Contact

3. The SoCal Sound Podcasts

The SoCal Sound Podcasts The SoCal Sound is all about music discovery. We are dedicated to curating a blend of established, emerging, and diverse artists, including music that is new, deep, local. As a public, member-supported audio service with broadcast and digital distribution, we embrace the independence our non-profit status affords us by super-serving Southern California with listeners worldwide. We put our community of constituents and supporters first, including listeners, members, artists, sponsors, students, and the universities we serve.
Facebook Followers 78.8KTwitter Followers 8.4KInstagram Followers 13.5K Frequency 2 episodes / week Avg Length 32 min Get Email Contact

4. California Love

California Love California Love is a blend of memoir, pop culture analysis and oral history. The newest season, K-pop Dreaming, is about the rise and history of K-pop in the United States, as told from the point-of-view of the Korean diaspora in Los Angeles. Host Vivian Yoon takes listeners on a journey from K-pop's origins in Korean trot music and American presence in post-war South Korea to the 1992 LA Uprising and the booming global popularity of K-pop in the present day, all juxtaposed against Yoon's own coming-of-age as a second generation immigrant in Los Angeles, struggling to fit in and come to terms with her own identity. The series premieres on February 23rd.In the first season Walter Thompson-Hernández was inspired by Tupac and Dr. Dre's 'California Love'- a love letter and anthem for a generation. Walter invites listeners to join him in his family home, on horseback through the streets of Compton, and up into the sky to examine belonging.
Facebook Followers 17Twitter Followers 391Instagram Followers 59.7K Frequency 2 episodes / week Avg Length 31 min Get Email Contact

5. Deeper Roots Radio Podcast

Deeper Roots Radio Podcast A walk through the last century of America's roots music, the podcasts for Deeper Roots come to you from productions at two Northern California community radio stations.
Host Dave Stroud
Facebook Followers 309Twitter Followers 36 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 118 min Get Email Contact

6. The Dean Von Music Podcast Show Coming to you Live from Las Vegas, Nevada

The Dean Von Music Podcast Show Coming to you Live from Las Vegas, Nevada Listen to the untold story of Rock Musician Dean Von who in over 40 years has never told the real story of what went on behind the scenes while playing nightclubs and hanging out with his famous rock and roll buddies. This podcast series gets 'up close and personal' with these untold stories of when Rock Band Poison opened up for Danger in Azusa, California back when nobody even knew who Poison was, listen to the advice that Dean gave to Bret Michaels that night back stage to help Bret lead the band to success in LA, also listen to the story about High School Friend, Tom Bass (AKA) Tommy Lee -
Host Dean Von
Twitter Followers 64 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 63 min Get Email Contact

7. Luminary Sounds

Luminary Sounds Luminary Sounds is a Syndicate Radio Broadcast dedicated to highlighting emerging music artists. Based in Southern California, Luminary Sounds transitioned from podcast to radio. The cutting edge show blends independent artists with established artists, thus giving Independents a chance to be discovered.
Host Missy
Facebook Followers 235Twitter Followers 82Instagram Followers 2.6K Frequency 5 episodes / quarter Avg Length 88 min Get Email Contact

8. Music Makers San Diego

Music Makers San Diego 'Music Makers San Diego' is an interview & performance podcast hosted by long-time radio personality, Gary Lee. It shines the light on San Diego-area songwriters & their music with a new guest each week. Each guest also gets to perform three of their original songs during the conversation. 'Music Makers San Diego' is recorded at Amplified Studios in Carlsbad.
Facebook Followers 186Twitter Followers 18Instagram Followers 1.1K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 34 min Get Email Contact

9. ShoreCuts Podcast

ShoreCuts Podcast With keen musician sensibilities, California DJ Sandy Shore has been spinning music on radio for more than four decades on popular stations in Monterey, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. With a passion for jazz and technology she founded the Internet's first jazz radio station, SmoothJazz.com Global Radio in 2000. SHORE CUTS is the music innovator's first Podcast, providing a unique opportunity for enthusiasts to hear intimate details about the creative process involved in their favorite recording artist's latest releases, as Shore gets inside the heads and studios of world-class musicians.
Facebook Followers 88.2KTwitter Followers 13.1KInstagram Followers 7K Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 32 min Get Email Contact

10. Tales from the Green Room

Tales from the Green Room Welcome to Tales from the Green Room - Backstage conversations from popular music venues around the country curated by Mount Tam Media.Host Dennis Strazulo and Mount Tam Media founder, Tami Larson.The roster of artists that have crowded onto the club's little stages, first at the original Sweetwater location two blocks away, and now at the new location which opened in 2013, reads like a Who's Who of roots & rock music. Mount Tam Media has been granted special access to Sweetwater's green room during the venue's 50th anniversary year to interview musicians, photographers, managers.
Host Danica Remy
Facebook Followers 207Instagram Followers 1.1K Frequency 4 episodes / quarter Avg Length 51 min Get Email Contact

11. West Coast Fog

West Coast Fog A weekly audio tour of the forgotten West, visiting obscure moments in musical and cultural history along the way. Host Erik Bluhm was the editor of Great God Pan magazine ('the Champion of Californiana') through the '90s and West Coast Fog may be seen as an aural extension of that venture.
Facebook Followers 7.3KTwitter Followers 933 Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 61 min Get Email Contact

12. B.P.M. Session Podcast

B.P.M. Session Podcast Former Los Angeles California Radio Show turned Podcast. Our first shows posted here where originally broadcast Saturdays @ 12am A Dance mix designed to make you move! Dance, House, Electro and more! The latest shows are full length mix's! Hosted by DJ Strange Love Honerable mention to our Co-host/E.P. Rene Garzona. Make Your Own Moves! The BPM Station is here!!! Dance. Music. Streaming Radio from Los Angeles California. Listen now.
Facebook Followers 7.5K Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 66 min Get Email Contact

13. Mixing Music | Music Production, Audio Engineering, & Music Business

Mixing Music | Music Production, Audio Engineering, & Music Business Mixing Music is a podcast hosted by mix engineer, Dee Kei and Lu Moreno. A show about mixing techniques, audio production, mindsets, business advice, and all things Dee Kei & Lu have learned and will continue to learn through their music careers.The Mixing Music Podcast also covers topics like plugins, DAWs, mixing engineers, mastering engineers, producers, and even tips and tricks for Pro Tools, Logic, FL Studios, Ableton, Studio One, Cubase, and more.
Host Dee Kei
Instagram Followers 1.3K Frequency 30 episodes / year Avg Length 46 min Since Jun 2019 Get Email Contact

14. #FollowTheMusica

#FollowTheMusica Daniel (DJ LF) aka The 'Latin Flavor' was born in Palm Springs, California and raised with'n the Coachella Valley, home of the famed 'Coachella Festival'.DJ LF is known as one of the most revered and influential DJ'S in the Palm Springs / Coachella DJ / Nightclub scene.There he grew up with a major interest and passion for music, and his drive to be an outstanding mixer, his creative music production outlook, and his passion for an eclectic style in turn, has landed him nominations by various Coachella Valley Based Magazines.
Host Daniel DJ LF
Facebook Followers 2.6K Frequency 5 episodes / year Avg Length 43 min Get Email Contact

15. Agile Vocalist

Agile Vocalist More images Agile Vocalist is a podcast and blog about sound and the performing arts with a California connection. Its episodes explore artist careers in sound as well as music history, inspiration, performance, and ways of thinking differently about the role of sound in our lives. Agile Vocalist is for the curious, the creative, and for anyone willing to explore the connection between sound and our shared humanity.
Host Rachel Medanic
Twitter Followers 804InstagramYouTube Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 30 min Listen on Get Contact

16. Rapidly Rotating Records

Rapidly Rotating Records Glenn Robison's weekly, hour-long radio program of 'toe-tapping music from rapidly rotating 78 RPM records of the 1920s and 30s' broadcast Sunday evenings at 6 on KISL 88.7 FM, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California.
Host Glenn Robison
Facebook Followers 789Twitter Followers 13Instagram Followers 357 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 60 min Get Email Contact


LV2MKRT Scott Worthington and Christopher Burns love to make art and share it with you. A weekly(ish) podcast of improvised music for double bass and electronics. Bootlegs of duos performed between Pennsylvania and California using quacktrip.
Host Scott Worthington
Frequency 1 episode / week Get Email Contact

18. Other Minds Podcast

Other Minds Podcast The Other Minds Podcast features interviews with some of today's leading composers and performers of new and experimental music. The podcast is produced by Other Minds in San Francisco, which hosts concerts, a record label, a weekly radio program, an archive, and a yearly festival of contemporary music. Season 2 of the podcast features interviews hosted by Joseph Bohigian with the composers featured on our 27th Festival, which will be held on November 14-19, 2023 at the Taube Atrium Theater and Gray Area in San Francisco, California.
Facebook Followers 2.6KTwitter Followers 1.6KInstagram Followers 1.4K Frequency 10 episodes / year Avg Length 35 min Get Email Contact


DRUM AND BASS Computers LIVE is a Drum and Bass Podcast made with Native Instruments Reaktor, Ableton Live and midi controllers. The show is streamed online and new shows are posted monthly. Themes are modified and reworked until a futuristic bass experience emerges. Drum and Bass unlike anything you've ever heard.
Host Javier Casas
Facebook Followers 3KTwitter Followers 159Instagram Followers 813 Frequency 2 episodes / month Avg Length 51 min Since May 2009 Get Email Contact

20. The Eye of Rah Show

The Eye of Rah Show Known behind the turn tables as Empress RAH, this unique turntablist, is an Atlanta Based Open Format DJ. Born a first generation Jamaican-Guyanese American, this Oakland, California native brings a diverse, eclectic energy that will undoubtedly unite people from different backgrounds under one sound. Her love affair with music has allowed her to gain a platform to connect with people from all over the globe and develop a DJ style that has yet to be emulated.
Host Empress Rah
Facebook Followers 146 Frequency 1 episode / year Avg Length 62 min Get Email Contact

21. theSoCal Live Music Review

theSoCal Live Music Review A podcast bringing you tips for a more enjoyable live music experience, and reviews from concerts and experiences all over Southern California
Host Johnny
Twitter Followers 94Instagram Followers 195 Frequency 1 episode / month Avg Length 37 min Get Email Contact

22. Critical Mixes - Progressive House and Trance Music by Critical Value

Critical Mixes - Progressive House and Trance Music by Critical Value Critical value (Justin B) is a curator of fine melodic progressive house and trance tunes. Originally from Southern California, he got his start DJing in the Los Angeles music scene in 2001. Growing up in a Lebanese-American family, music was always an integral part of his life. His first gigs were in dimly lit chill-out spaces of the back rooms of clubs. He later co-produced a 'UK-style' queer weekly at a nightclub in L.A. Today, Critical Value wants to take you on a sonic journey through the deeper and darker parts of progressive house and progressive trance tunes.
Facebook Followers 76 Frequency 1 episode / year Avg Length 79 min Get Email Contact

23. Joseph Carroll Podcast

Joseph Carroll Podcast Singer-Songwriter/Musician based in Los Angeles, CA. I bring in talented singers & musicians from all over southern California to talk about music.
Facebook Followers 3KInstagram Followers 2.3K Get Email Contact

24. Wtf am I doing with my life?!

Wtf am I doing with my life?! Hello everyone!my name is Tinokilledit, I am a Musician from Tracy, Ca. who moved down to Orange County in Southern California in pursuit of a full time career in music. i have been documenting this life endeavor since early 2020 and have pushed myself to remain as honest as can be and allow you guys to know my fears, regrets as well as successes. I am an imperfect person whose biggest desire is to keep growing and learning. Drake said it best, 'The Furthest Thing from Perfect like Everyone I Know'
Host Martino Tinokilledit Aldaco
Frequency 3 episodes / year Avg Length 35 min Get Email Contact

25. Iniversal Sounds podcast

Iniversal Sounds podcast Greetings & Welcome To Iniversal Sounds. I'm Dj Ras1Heart Throwing Down Some Of The Hottest Reggae, & Soul Mixes Here in Babylon. 45 Years Of Respect For The Drummer & The Dancer. Grew Up In A Family That Loved Music & Dance. I Can't Ever Remember A Time Without Music Being A Big Part Of My life. Grew Up By Green Bay Wisconsin & Just Across The Pond From Motown. Reggae On The River In Humboldt California Being The Most Popular Along With Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Started This Podcast 2005 To Promote Shows Which Now Are A Complete Audio & Visual Presentation Of Ras1Heart The Artist.
Host Bryan Matteson
Facebook Followers 333 Since Jul 2014 Get Email Contact

26. BayArea Compass

BayArea Compass Official provider for anything and everything being released musically from the Bay Area, California Interested in submitting?
Facebook Followers 4.7KInstagram Followers 14.9K Frequency 29 episodes / year Avg Length 4 min Get Email Contact

27. The Sesh With Dream

The Sesh With Dream A cool podcast to listen to when enjoying your recreational or medical smoke. Great Music You may have never heard and a unique perspective from a California Native. NOT A HIPSTER. SJ Baby.
Host Drmznvrdie
Frequency 1 episode / year Avg Length 52 min Get Email Contact


DJSHO-T Dj Sho-T, born Vince Aguilar, grew up in Salinas California listening to a wide genre of music. Family played a huge role, in the music that Dj Sho-T grew up with. He listened to anything from traditional Mexican music, due to his parents and older relatives, to hard core Rap, through various younger relatives and friends. As a result of his musical up brining, at the age of 10, Dj Sho-T got his first set of turntables. He fell in love with the capability to manipulate the music he already loved, and turn it into his own.
Host Vince Aguilar
Facebook Followers 152.9K Frequency 5 episodes / year Avg Length 49 min Get Email Contact

29. ALL IS LOVE : Gratitude and Awe for Little Things and Difficult Things

ALL IS LOVE : Gratitude and Awe for Little Things and Difficult Things A series of ASMR spoken word pieces over lush AMBIENT music tracks. From Cincinnatus and musicians local to California.
Host Cincinnatus Hibbard
Frequency 10 episodes / year Avg Length 21 min Get Email Contact

30. My Rock Moment

My Rock Moment Was it being front row at a Bowie concert as a kid? Was it meeting Van Halen at a record store album signing? Or was it the first time that your band got to play The Whisky A Go Go? My Rock Moment celebrates rock music from the 60s, 70s and 80s with interviews from those that lived it and keep the music alive today! Host Amanda Morck is a native Angeleno, long-time resident of Sunset Strip, and an adjunct instructor of California rock history. She interviews Rock Hall of Fame musicians, producers, rock journalists, photographers, DJs, managers, authors and award winning Directors
Host Amanda Morck
Instagram Followers 31.1K Frequency 17 episodes / year Avg Length 61 min Get Email Contact

31. The Dolci Show

The Dolci Show A short program of live music played by Dolci, the oboe-piano duo of Viva Knight and Ted Rust, from their home in Los Angeles, California.
Host Ted Rust
Frequency 2 episodes / year Avg Length 16 min Get Email Contact

32. Spotlight by Livermore Live Music

Spotlight by Livermore Live Music Meet the people who help make the incredible live music scene in Livermore, California. Hosted by the creators of LivermoreLiveMusic, each episode's special guest will help us get to know one of Livermore's great bands, performers or venues.
Host Robert Allen
Frequency 2 episodes / year Avg Length 38 min Get Email Contact

33. Bands of Bakersfield

Bands of Bakersfield Featuring interviews and original music, Bands of Bakersfield Podcast looks to showcase the talented bands and musicians that Bakersfield and the Kern County, California area has to offer. Listen, watch and be entertained with great music and the stories behind the songs. Still existing with its modern day variety of music genres, the 'Bakersfield Sound' is alive and well with the Bands of Bakersfield!
Facebook Followers 345Twitter Followers 6Instagram Followers 1.3K Frequency 9 episodes / year Avg Length 55 min Get Email Contact

34. Banzai Radio

Banzai Radio Banzai Radio is the monthly show from American DJ/Producer Henry Fong. Throughout each show, Henry curates the freshest sounds from his sets as he continues to tour around the world. When he isn't behind the turntables or working in his studio, Henry is likely surfing the beaches of Southern California, an influence that can be heard in his unique musical taste.
Host Henry Fong
Facebook Followers 72.3K Frequency 2 episodes / year Avg Length 55 min Get Email Contact

35. Outside Music Inside the Golden State

Outside Music Inside the Golden State Interviews with creators of experimental, contemporary classical, noise, freely improvised, or otherwise outsider music in California. A podcast by Eliot Burk. Artwork by Z.A. Stenger.
Host Eliot Burk
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California Music Podcasters

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Podcaster Name Email Role Podcast Link Total Episodes Twitter Handle Twitter Followers
Alex GreenHostsoundcloud.com/alexgreenonline10
Dave StroudHostpodomatic.com/podcasts/deeperroots9
Dean VonHostpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/deanvonmusicpodcastshow19@deanvonmusic64
Danica RemyHostpodcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-green-room/id16584485564
Dee KeiHostdeekeimixes.com/podcast64@deekeimixes550
Daniel DJ LFHost, DJsoundcloud.com/dj_lf175@dj_lf341
Glenn RobisonHostglennrobison.com/episodes10@glennrobison88
Scott WorthingtonMusician and Co-hostscottworthington.com/lv2mkrt8@stwbass1.1K
Javier CasasHostcitrusonic.libsyn.com2
Empress RahHostempressrah.com@djempressrah785
Martino Tinokilledit AldacoHostpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/tinokilledit@tinokilledit312
Bryan MattesonHostpodomatic.com/podcasts/iniversial-sounds@ras1heart334
Vince AguilarHosthearthis.at/3wdwfzpy172
Cincinnatus HibbardHostbuzzsprout.com/212518010
Amanda MorckHostcms.megaphone.fm/channel/myrockmoment@amandamorck482
Ted RustHostbuzzsprout.com/967078
Robert AllenHostlivermorelivemusic.com/spotlight
Henry FongDJ/Producer, Music Educator and Hostbanzai.libsyn.com/podcast@henryfong72.2K
Eliot BurkHosteliotburk.github.io
DJ LFsoundcloud.com/dj_lf175
The SoCal Soundpodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thesocalsound56
Critical Valuesoundcloud.com/criticalvalue26
Alex Green Onlinesoundcloud.com/alexgreenonline10
Deeper Rootspodomatic.com/podcasts/deeperroots9
Christopher Burns & Scott Worthingtonscottworthington.com/lv2mkrt8
Johnny SoCalthesclmr.libsyn.com6
Mount Tam Mediapodcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tales-from-the-green-room/id16584485564
Computers LIVEcitrusonic.libsyn.com3
Luminary Soundspodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/luminary-sounds2
Dave Boodaamplified-radio.simplecast.com1
Tyler Stametsamplified-radio.simplecast.com1
Samer Bakriamplified-radio.simplecast.com1
Dana Duplanamplified-radio.simplecast.com1
Brenda Gailamplified-radio.simplecast.com1
West Coast Fog radiopodcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/erik-bluhm1
Bands of Bakersfieldbandsofbakersfield.com/podcast1
Lisa Lowelivinginthesprawlpodcast.com/podcast-episodes1
Tom Loungeslakeshorepublicmedia.org/show/midwest-beat2
Bloody Fmcms.megaphone.fm/channel/BDA25442518231
Bob Calhounsoundcloud.com/omfys1
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