Guitar Center Sessions, a widely popular TV series that hosts intimate performances and Q&A with major bands like Social Distortion, Jane’s Addiction, Bush, Smashing Pumpkins, Atlas Genius, Weezer, Sublime With Rome, Bad Religion and many more, kicks off their 8th season this Sunday.
Season 8 features performances by Soundgarden, Damon Albarn, Phantogram, Snoop Dogg, The 1975, 311, Alice In Chains, CHVRCHES, Cage The Elephant and more, with interviews hosted by Nic Harcourt.
The first six episodes were filmed live in Austin during SXSW, on a rooftop perched high above the crowds with Austin’s majestic skyline as a backdrop. The rest were filmed in their usual location: Guitar Center in Hollywood.
“Our first ever trip out to SXSW as a band was a special part of the 20th anniversary celebrations for ‘Superunknown’,” says Soundgarden. “The rooftop show for Guitar Center was truly memorable and we hope our fans will enjoy the chance to see it on DIRECTV.”
Check out the full schedule below. Watch the episodes on DIRECTV Audience (channel 239) or the following day on AXS TV at 9pm.
Guitar Center Sessions Season 8 TV Schedule
May 4, 2014 Soundgarden
May 11, 2014 Damon Albarn
May 18, 2014 Phantogram
May 25, 2014 The Wild Feathers
June 1, 2014 Snoop Dogg
June 8, 2014 The 1975
July 13, 2014 311
July 20, 2014 LP
July 27, 2014 Dawes
August 3, 2014 Alice in Chains
August 10, 2014 CHVRCHES
August 17, 2014 Cage the Elephant