REVERB, a weekly series spotlighting some of music's hottest artists, will launch its second season SUNDAY, APRIL 26 (11:00 p.m.-midnight ET) on HBO2, the network's second multichannel feed. Slated for 13 hour-long editions, with other new episodes debuting on subsequent Sundays at the same time, each show captures three to five different artists in high-energy live club performances, interspersed with interviews and backstage footage. The series has been shooting on location in music clubs on the east coast since the start of the year and will continue production through the spring. REVERB can also be seen Friday late nights on the main HBO channel beginning MAY 15.
Kicking off REVERB's second season will be The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Smash Mouth and Save Ferris. Other episodes will feature Bad Religion, Civ, Paula Cole, Kacy Crowley, Alana Davis, The Devlins, Pete Droge, Francis Dunnery, G. Love and Special Sauce, David Garza, Gaunt, Goldfinger, Ben Harper, Mary Lou Lord, Lotion, David Poe, Steve Poltz, Spring Heeled Jack, Chris Stills, Sugar Ray, Todd Thibaud, Third Eye Blind, Jen Trynin and Chris Whitley, with others to be announced.
REVERB is shot with six cameras. The audio is being mixed by Mr. Colson at Smart Studios, who has worked with artists such as Smashing Pumpkins, Paw and L7, among others. Taped in the nation's premier smaller venues and clubs, which provide a more intimate experience than shows in larger facilities, the series' second season will feature such legendary sites as New York's CBGB's, Roseland, The Fez and Westbeth Theater, Washington's 9:30 Club and Philadelphia's Electric Factory. A joint effort of HBO and the Warner Music Group, REVERB features a wide variety of artists from major and independent record labels.
MultiChannel HBO -- consisting of HBO, HBO2, HBO3 and HBO Family -- allows subscribers to choose from different feeds of HBO programming. REVERB was the first series to premiere on HBO2, which is currently received by more than half of HBO subscribers. As with all other programming on HBO, HBO2, HBO3 and HBO Family, REVERB runs without commercial interruption.
The first season of REVERB, which premiered in spring 1997, featured an impressive list of artists, including Archers of Loaf, Ben Folds Five, Bettie Serveert, Richard Buckner, Cibo Matto, Dinosaur Jr., eels, Failure, Fountains of Wayne, Gigolo Aunts, Eva Haze, Bill Janovitz, Lemonheads, Letters to Cleo, Melvins, Walt Mink, Morphine, Bob Mould, Pavement, Poe, Railroad Jerk, Reverend Horton Heat, Sebadoh, Duncan Sheik, Jill Sobule, Son Volt, Soul Coughing, Squirrel Nut Zippers and Wilco.