A Long Strange Trip to the Haight Street Fair! A RCTV Video HIstory 1993 - 2011 Starring: Jefferson Starship, Flipper, Death Angel, Marty Balin, Merl Saunders, Sam Andrew, Anvil Chorus, All Time Highs, Touch Me Hooker, Gun and Doll Show, Rubber Side Down and founder Pablo Heising. Reality Check TV take YOU on a long strange trip to the Haight Street Fair with the RCTV gang! Check out the bands, meet legendary hippies, hang out backstage and walk the world famous fair!
Monday, Tuesday 12:00 AM
Wednesday, Thursday 12:30 AM
Saturday 10:30 PM *New Episodes*
The original gonzo style documentary. A song inspires a documentary. Huge from Reality Check TV created a mini documentary way back in 1982 called Mall City - a critical document of Mall Culture in Long Island - back when folks actually hung out and socialized! Amazing footage! Amazing interviews with Mall People young and old! This is where Reality Check began!!
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Revenant (Straight up Rock n Roll), Knightress-M1 (Violin flavored fantasy rock) and The Chemtrails (Beware!) take you on a musical journey in the fog of Pacifica @ Winter's Tavern on Friday June 15th!!
Ginger Coyote heard that Reality Check TV was making the move from cable to broadcast to help the show celebrate their 25th Anniversary. Reality Check TV has given both Punk Globe and White Trash Debutantes so much support, She knew she had to find out more.
Ginger got a chance to speak with both Danny Shipman and Ace Annese about the move and to also reminisce about some the show's best moments...
In a definitive interview by one of the leading voices in punk and pop culture, get the dirt from the RCTV team!
The history! The triumphs! The shenanigans!
REALITY CHECK in PUNK GLOBE MAGAZINE
The Official 25th Anniversary Interview by Ginger Coyote !!
RCTV worked on a new documentary called Underbelly - Beneath the World of Porn (editing, producing, graphics). Wow! Two great premiers! One up in Chico, Ca and the big premier in Hollywood! The Stars were out! Just check out the photos! Video soon on RCTV!!!
UNDERBELLY Film Screenings a HUGE success!!
Reality Check TV was honored with its 4TH "BEST OF THE BAY" Award at The STUD in SF, our 3rd from the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and our first READER'S POLL WIN from that publication. (We also have a Reader's Poll win from the SF Weekly.) Thanks to the more than 10,000 people who voted for Best of the Bay !
The All-Star Line-Up consisted of original members from Vio-Lence, Testament, Exodus, Forbidden, Death Angel, KAOS, Ill Nino, Fang, Attitude Adjustment, Valor & Vengeance, Dokken, Psychosomatic, D.R.I., Annihilation, Mercenary and Sacrilege BC. A fund raiser for Sean Killian, vocalist for influential San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal band VIO-LENCE, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 liver cirrhosis. RCTV is Co Producing a Fundraising DVD / Documentary!
Killian On Command An Evening of Vio-Lence
Reality Check Wins 2017 Best of the Bay
41st Annual Haight Ashbury Street Fair
Sunday June 10, 2018
11am to 5:30 PM
The 41ST Annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair is an ALL AGES Event, FREE of charge to the public, with multiple stages of entertainment, including our Children's Alley (on Belvedere St.) along with the MASONIC and STANYAN Stages at either end of Haight St!
11AM - 1120AM -- Dick and Jane 1140 - 1205PM -- Revenant Rock
1225 - 105 -- Gaktuse *** ( Battle of the Bands *WINNER*)
125 - 205 -- The Rabbit Hole Orchestra
225 - 305 -- The Mermen (plus a special appearance by Prairie Prince!)
330 - 5PM -- THE JACKSON SAINTS & Friends
w/ Cyril Jordan, Shaunna Hall, Jimmy Francis Crucifix, Penelope Houston, Pearl Harbour Music and more Surprise Guests!
MC -- Ace Annese of Reality Check TV!
1st and 3rd Saturday 11:00 PM
AT&T Channel 14
Comcast Channel 18
Reality Check TV
Reality Check TV (RCTV) is the television showcase for alternative celebrities, cutting edge performance, the hottest bands and the world's strangest nightclubs. RCTV is an all access backstage pass, a perpetual name on the guest list and an invitation to real life celebrity interviews! Reality Check shoots live on location, showing actual performances mixed with backstage interviews, humorous commentary and the adventures of the hosts.
Hundreds of Stars! 700 Episodes Aired! Millions of Views! The original gonzo tv show since 1991!
Founding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member ACE FREHLEY has released a brand new single today titled “Bronx Boy.” The new single is the first track of an all-new, untitled full-length solo LP to be released this summer. “Bronx Boy” is available on all digital music services starting today.
PRETEND THAT WE'RE DEAD - The L7 Documentary
Fierce, feminist pioneers of American grunge punk, the L7: Pretend We're Dead documentary, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Sarah Price (American Movie, The Yes Men, Summercamp). Complete with footage and vintage interviews from Reality Check TV, the film features other interviews with Exene Cervenka (X), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Shirley Manson (Garbage), Louise Post (Veruca Salt), Joan Jett and more.
DEATH ANGEL - 'Thrash-umentary'
The extensive 2hr + documentary from these thrash legends tracing their humble origins, through the major label years, lineup changes, touring, and comeback. With vintage footage of the band and interviews from the Reality Check Archives! See a young Danny interview them at the Stone!! “It is with great excitement that I finally get to share this DEATH ANGEL news,” comments vocalist Mark Osegueda. The release will also include a full live album entitled 'THE BAY CALLS FOR BLOOD'.
First Stop in our annual January Jaunt - HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY induction party to meet up with the gang. This year's inductees included RCTV pals Anvil, Munsey Ricci and Exodus - RCTV alumni Carmine Appice, Billy Sheehan, Nick Menza and Riot plus Lzzy Hale, Jordan Rudess, Metal Mike Chlasciak, Sammy Ash, Elliott Rubinson and Metal Legend Bill Ward of Black Sabbath.
It was a night of Thrash Metal with a heavy dose of Bay Area noise with the kids in Metal Allegiance - the all star line up includes Gary Holt, Mark Osegueda, Bobby Blitz, David Ellefson, Andreas Kisser, Alex Skolnick, Chuck Billy, John Bush, Mike Portnoy, Christina Scabbia, Nita Strauss, Mark Manghi.
After a night out at the Hall of Heavy Metal, it was the merry musical mayhem of the NAMM show. Danny, Ace and Huge tore through the event along with Reality Chicks® Yvonne, Yvonne's sister and Amy!! We got great interviews (and all the usual shenanigans you expect) coming soon on RCTV !!!
Bay Area Metal legends gathered in the Killian on Command Tribute to Vio-Lence. The All-Star Line-Up consisted of original members from Vio-Lence, Testament, Exodus and Forbidden. RCTV Captured the show and amazing interviews for the upcoming documentary and RCTV episode!
RCTV 700th Episode about to drop!
The countdown to Episode 700 is on! Reality Check TV is 25 years young and is the longest running independent television show in history! The historic episode will include some major rock stars, appearances by all four RCTV hosts and many surprises! PLUS a major live show to celebrate is in the works! You don't want to miss any of the fun so stay tuned to this website for details!
DVD SHOP - LIMITED EDITIONS
This is Reality Check TV! Interviews with the hottest female rockers, STORM LARGE before she was on "Rockstar: Supernova". SANDY WEST and LITA FORD of THE RUNAWAYS. the DONNAS, DORO PESCH and many more musicians you need to check out! Plus guest shots by LEMMY of MOTORHEAD and Texas Terri! RCTV has been a supporter of female rockers for 25 years!
Reality Check TV takes You on a Long, Strange Trip toThe Haight Street Fair with the RCTV gang! Check out the bands, meet the legendary hippies, hang out backstage and walk the world's most famous street fair. Rare interviews with fair founder Pablo Heising, Marty Balin and “Slick’ Aguilar of Jefferson Starship and Sam Andrew of Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin). Live Performances from Flipper, Death Angel, Anvil Chorus.
Reality Check TV brings YOU the best from our punk rock episodes! DEE DEE RAMONE'S LAST INTERVIEW! JOEY, MARKY, CJ RAMONE interviews!! JELLO ON POLITICS! JOHNNY ROTTEN RANTS! LOCAL SF PUNKS! ALL REAL! CLIPS FROM THE ORIGINAL EPISODES !! PLUS LIVE SHOWS AND BACKSTAGE PARTIES!! PLUS MORE!!
SO BUST OUT THE DVD PLAYER AND SAFETY PINS! PUNK FOREVER!!!!
The official grand opening of the newest Rock and Brews in Vacaville with Paul Stanley, rock photographer Mark Weiss, and local Troops and Veterans helped out by Operation: Care and Comfort. Coming soon on RCTV!!
A few choice moments to wet your appetite for our new episode covering the Adult Video News Show in Las Vegas. Tons of interviews and fun when your hosts go one on one with the stars!!
Meet the Reality Check Hosts at a show!
What is Reality Check TV?