Little Steven’s Underground Garage
with host Little Steven (aka Steve Van Zandt)
What do Buddy Holly, The White Stripes, The Shangri-Las, The Beatles, and The Ramones have in common? Little Steven’s Underground Garage!
In April of 1954 “Rock Around The Clock” was recorded by Bill Haley and the Comets, and three months later, Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right Mama”. From these small steps, and the help of other pioneers one of the most important and influential cultural forces over the past half-century was created, Rock and Roll.
Fast forward to 2002 and Stevie Van Zandt launches Little Steven’s Underground Garage, his nationally syndicated Rock and Roll radio show. Each week Little Steven takes audiences on a two hour trip through all 60 years of Rock and Roll, and it’s roots. The Rock pioneers like Little Richard Chuck Berry, and Bo Diddley, Blues: Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, DooWop: the Students Jive-Five, Channels, Dubs, Dion and the Belmonts, Surf Rock like Dick Dale, Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Girl Groups like Shirelles, Chiffons, Shangri-Las, Crystals, Ronettes, 60’s Soul like Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Marvelettes Temptations, Sam & Dave, Otis Redding, the British Invasion like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Animals, Small Faces, Yardbirds, Procol Harum, Kinks, Pretty Things, Who, Dave Clark 5, Folk Rock like the Byrds, Bob Dylan, the Turtles, and Lovin’ Spoonful, Country Rock like Buffalo Springfield, Moby Grape, and the Youngbloods, Psychedelic like Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Blues Magoos, Power Pop like the Raspberries, Cheap Trick, Punk like Joan Jett, the Clash, the Ramones, the Deadboys, Sex Pistols and everything in between, alongside the best new Rock and Roll bands in the world.Not only does The Underground Garage play the coolest Rock records ever made, but it has helped introduce over 700 new bands throughout the history of the show. Over 40% of the format dedicated to new music and emerging artists.
The show also features history, anecdotes, fun facts, and occasional interviews. It is broadcast on over 80 stations in 200 plus markets, including internationally in Canada, London, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Sweden, Belgium, Peru, and Australia, as well as worldwide on the American Forces Network and Voice of America. Over 760 weekly episodes have aired and have included such special guests as Jack Black, Brian Wilson, Ray Davies, Peter Wolf, Iggy Pop, Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, and Bruce Springsteen, and has been endorsed by rock and roll legends like David Bowie, Pete Townshend, Jack White, Lou Reed, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Plant, and many, many others.