Southern California musicians will gain a new avenue for exposure with the arrival of “Studio A,” a weekly television series spotlighting bands and performers from the region that is set to premiere March 4 at 10 p.m. on independent public TV station KCET and simulcast on KCSN-FM (88.5).
Chelsea Wolfe will be profiled in the premiere episode, and Best Coast, Chicano Batman, Aloe Blacc, Run River North, Noah and the Megafauna, the Internet and Deap Valley are due in coming weeks of the series, which aims to showcase the diversity of the Southern California music scene.
The show will consist of taped live performances and interview segments, and KCSN will simulcast the music at 10 p.m. on Friday nights when KCET replays each week’s new show.
“Our collaboration with KCSN was a natural fit, as their commitment to independent and emerging artists was in sync with the programming goals for the series,” series executive producer Juan Devis, who also is vice president of arts and culture programming at KCETLink, said in a statement. “We are excited to provide a multiplatform approach to enjoying this groundbreaking series.”
"Studio A" will feature an “uninterrupted musical set, as well as the cultural stories from which these artists draw their inspiration, including historical and geographical influences,” according to KCET’s statement.