35 Best California Music Podcasts

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California Music Podcasts

Here are 35 Best California Music Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. The Metallica Report

The Metallica Report San Francisco, California, US
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 Nort...hern 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.more
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36.6M 6.2M 10.7M 1 episode / week Avg Length 17 min
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2. The SoCal Sound Podcasts

The SoCal Sound Podcasts Northridge, California, US
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.more
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78.8K 8.4K 12.2K 2 episodes / week Avg Length 28 min
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3. Stereo Embers: The Podcast

Stereo Embers: The Podcast Berkeley, California, US
Hosted by Alex Green, Stereo Embers: The Podcast is a weekly podcast airing exclusively on Bombshell Radio that features interviews with musicians, au...thors, 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.more
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5K 1.5K 672 1 episode / week Avg Length 70 min
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4. Luminary Sounds

Luminary Sounds Oxnard, California, US
Luminary Sounds is a Syndicate Radio Broadcast dedicated to highlighting emerging music artists. Based in Southern California, Luminary Sounds transit...ioned from podcast to radio. The cutting edge show blends independent artists with established artists, thus giving Independents a chance to be discovered.more
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235 82 2.5K 1 episode / week Avg Length 75 min
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5. Deeper Roots Radio Podcast

Deeper Roots Radio Podcast Santa Rosa, California, US
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 co...mmunity radio stations.more
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309 36 1 episode / week Avg Length 118 min
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6. Music Makers San Diego

Music Makers San Diego California, US
Broadcasting from Amplified Studios in Southern California, a number of hosts create weekly podcasts meant to amplify other local musicians in SoCal.T...here is 'Amplified Radio' which is an interview show with audio engineers, local artists, and music business professionals with tips on how to use social media, how to book gigs around San Diego, and an ending segment on this week's best SD shows.'Music Makers San Diego' hosted by long-time radio guy Gary Lee where he interviews local San Diego talent each week and records 2-4 original songs of theirs in the studio as part of the podcast.more
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186 18 1.1K 1 episode / week Avg Length 33 min
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7. California Love

California Love Pasadena, California, US
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-p...op 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.more
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17 391 53.2K 1 episode / week Avg Length 31 min
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8. ShoreCuts Podcast

ShoreCuts Podcast California, US
With keen musician sensibilities, California DJ Sandy Shore has been spinning music on radio for more than four decades on popular stations in Montere...y, 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.more
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88.2K 13.1K 6.5K 1 episode / month Avg Length 34 min
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9. Mixing Music | Music Production, Audio Engineering, & Music Business

Mixing Music | Music Production, Audio Engineering, & Music Business Los Angeles, California, US
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.more
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1.2K 1 episode / week Avg Length 50 min Jun 2019
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10. West Coast Fog

West Coast Fog Lodi, California, US
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 G...reat God Pan magazine ('the Champion of Californiana') through the '90s and West Coast Fog may be seen as an aural extension of that venture.more
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7.3K 933 2 episodes / quarter Avg Length 61 min
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11. Critical Mixes - Progressive House and Trance Music by Critical Value

Critical Mixes - Progressive House and Trance Music by Critical Value San Francisco, California, US
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.more
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76 1 episode / year Avg Length 79 min
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12. Tales from the Green Room

Tales from the Green Room Mill Valley, California, US
Welcome to Tales from the Green Room - Backstage conversations from popular music venues around the country curated by Mount Tam Media.Host Dennis Str...azulo 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.more
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207 1.1K 1 episode / week Avg Length 40 min
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13. 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 Los Angeles, California, US
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 playin...g 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.more
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142 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 56 min
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14. #FollowTheMusica

#FollowTheMusica Palm Springs, California, US
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 Fe...stival'.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 and was nominated by and for the 'Coachella' Magazine's Music awards in the categories of ; 'BEST EVENT DJ' 2017 and 2018, 'BEST CLUB DJ' 2019, & 2020 and won that Title in 2019.more
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2.6K 13.4K 3 episodes / quarter Avg Length 45 min
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15. Rapidly Rotating Records

Rapidly Rotating Records Avalon, California, US
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.more
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789 13 352 1 episode / day Avg Length 60 min
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16. B.P.M. Session Podcast

B.P.M. Session Podcast Beverly Hills, California, US
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.more
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7.5K 2 episodes / year Avg Length 65 min
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17. Spotlight by Livermore Live Music

Spotlight by Livermore Live Music Livermore, California, US
Meet the people who help make the incredible live music scene in Livermore, California. Hosted by the creators of LivermoreLiveMusic.com, each episode...'s special guest will help us get to know one of Livermore's great bands, performers or venues.more
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4 episodes / year Avg Length 38 min
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18. Joseph Carroll Podcast

Joseph Carroll Podcast Rocklin, California, US
Singer-Songwriter/Musician based in Los Angeles, CA. I bring in talented singers & musicians from all over southern California to talk about music.
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3K 2.3K 1 episode / year Avg Length 37 min
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19. Wtf am I doing with my life?!

Wtf am I doing with my life?! Tustin, California, US
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 ti...me 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'more
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9 episodes / year Avg Length 35 min
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20. Iniversal Sounds podcast

Iniversal Sounds podcast California, US
Greetings & Welcome To Iniversal Sounds. I'm Dj Ras1Heart Throwing Down Some Of The Hottest Reggae, & Soul Mixes Here in Babylon. 45 Years Of Resp...ect 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.more
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306 2 episodes / year Avg Length 65 min Jul 2014
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21. Agile Vocalist

Agile Vocalist Oakland, California, US
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.more
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804 1 episode / month Avg Length 30 min
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22. My Rock Moment

My Rock Moment Los Angeles, California, US
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 Directorsmore
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26.8K 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 61 min
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23. The Sesh With Dream

The Sesh With Dream California, US
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 Cal...ifornia Native. NOT A HIPSTER. SJ Baby.more
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1 episode / year Avg Length 52 min
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24. ALL IS LOVE : Gratitude and Awe for Little Things and Difficult Things

ALL IS LOVE : Gratitude and Awe for Little Things and Difficult Things California, US
A series of ASMR spoken word pieces over lush AMBIENT music tracks. From Cincinnatus and musicians local to California.
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10 episodes / year Avg Length 21 min
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25. Other Minds Podcast

Other Minds Podcast San Francisco, California, US
The Other Minds Podcast features interviews with some of today's leading composers and performers of new and experimental music. The podcast is pr...oduced 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.more
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2.6K 1.6K 1 episode / week Avg Length 33 min
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26. BayArea Compass

BayArea Compass San Francisco, California, US
Official provider for anything and everything being released musically from the Bay Area, California Interested in submitting?
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4.7K 14.9K 29 episodes / year Avg Length 4 min
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27. DJSHO-T

DJSHO-T Salinas, California, US
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.more
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152.9K 5 episodes / year Avg Length 49 min
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28. LV2MKRT

LV2MKRT Los Angeles, California, US
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 electron...ics. Bootlegs of duos performed between Pennsylvania and California using quacktrip.more
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2 episodes / month
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29. The Dolci Show

The Dolci Show Los Angeles, California, US
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.
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3 episodes / year Avg Length 16 min
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30. DRUM AND BASS Podcast

DRUM AND BASS Podcast San Marino, California, US
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. Computers LIVE features exclusive releases of Neurofunk, Breakcore, Vaporwave, Lo Fi. Liquid, Dubstep, Hip Hop, IDM, EDM, DNB, Trap, Trance, Techno Hardcore Electronic Music. Made in Los Angeles California and streamed worldwidemore
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3K 159 815 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 51 min May 2009
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31. The Eye of Rah Show

The Eye of Rah Show Oakland, California, US
Known behind the turn tables as Empress RAH, this unique turntablist, is an Atlanta Based Open Format DJ. Born a first generation Jamaican-Guyanese Am...erican, 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.more
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146 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 63 min
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32. theSoCal Live Music Review

theSoCal Live Music Review California, US
A podcast bringing you tips for a more enjoyable live music experience, and reviews from concerts and experiences all over Southern Californiahttps://...thesclmr.com/contact/more
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94 196 1 episode / month Avg Length 37 min
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33. Bands of Bakersfield

Bands of Bakersfield Bakersfield, California, US
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!more
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345 6 1.2K 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 55 min
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34. Banzai Radio

Banzai Radio Los Angeles, California, US
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 con...tinues 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.more
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72.3K 3 episodes / year Avg Length 55 min
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35. Outside Music Inside the Golden State

Outside Music Inside the Golden State California, US
Interviews with creators of experimental, contemporary classical, noise, freely improvised, or otherwise outsider music in California. A podcast by El...iot Burk. Artwork by Z.A. Stenger.more
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2 episodes / year Avg Length 62 min
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