Category: Alternative

8-18-17 Playlist

8-18-17 Playlist

Alternative Electronic Lists Punk
August 18th, 2017

This week's playlist features songs from The Gromble, SLED, Bassnectar with Macntaj, and Noah Kahan.

nirvana casting

Nirvana films “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Alternative Music History Music News
August 17th, 2017

On August 17, 1991, Nirvana filmed the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video featuring real Nirvana fans for an audience. The video cost less than $50,000 to produce. The video won many awards like the Best New Artist and Best Alternative Group at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.”

Metallica Black Album Party

Metallica & Kurt Cobain on August 3, 1991

Alternative Metal Music History
August 3rd, 2017

Metallica threw a party at Madison Square Garden for their self-titled album, Black Album on August 3, 1991. Both Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic from Nirvana attended the party, being fans of Metallica. Watch Kirk talk about Kurt Cobain


8-2-17 Playlist

Alternative Lists Pop Rock
August 2nd, 2017

Listen to Charlie Rae's "She's a Wild One", Jason Mraz's "Sunshine Song (Live)", Pepper's "Bones", and The Fray's "Love Don't Die".

Vattnet

Vattnet announces LP release date & new video

Alternative News
July 28th, 2017

Vattnet have announced their self-titled LP release date for September 15, 2017. Vattnet have also released their video “Spun” on Revolver. Watch “Spun” here. With the release of their widely heralded 2015 album “Settler,” Vattnet (formerly Vattnet Viskar,) rode the line between American black metal and a more experimental blend of atmospheric, melody driven metal. read more

Choir Vandals Dark Glow

Choir Vandals release Dark Glow

Alternative News
July 13th, 2017

This record is the first opportunity we have had to really show what this band is. We poured a lot of ourselves into these songs.

Dodgeball Records

Dodgeball Records, Chicago’s new Record Label

Alternative News
July 10th, 2017

Chicago has long been a breeding ground for great indie labels, and it’s time to add a new one to the list. Dodgeball Records, co-founded by Chris Messer, frontman of Chicago band Showoff and his wife Dani Messer, and recently joined by longtime friend Mike Felumlee (Smoking Popes/Alkaline Trio/Live From The Rock Room), runs like read more

6-16-17 Playlist

6-16-17 Playlist

Alternative Hip-Hop / Rap Lists Pop
June 16th, 2017

Listen to MOsley WOtta's "Splash", JoAnna Lee's "The Real Thing", Missy Elliott's "WTF" featuring Pharrell Williams, and Lorde's "Sober".

6-6-17 playlist

6-6-17 Playlist

Alternative Country Lists Metal Punk
June 6th, 2017

Listen to Vampire Weekend's "Oxford Comma", Authority Zero's "Summer Sickness", Larry and his Flask's "Call It What You Will", & Black Label Society's "Godspeed Hellbound".


Chris Cornell Playlist

Alternative Lists Rock
May 18th, 2017

In remembrance of Chris Cornell, here is a playlist with some of his best songs: "Blackhole Sun", "Spoonman", "I Am The Highway", and "Cochise".

Silent Rival

Silent Rival’s Debut Album

Alternative News
May 12th, 2017

Los Angeles band, Silent Rival, releases their debut album, The Kindness of Strangers. Recorded on Listen Loud Records, the album was produced by Matt Wallace and mixed by Neil Aaron. Wallace has produced albums with Maroon 5, Sugarcult, Andy Grammar, and Faith No More. Aaron has mixed albums for Twenty-One Pilots, Blink 182, and Misterwives. read more

4-12-17-Playlist

4-12-17 Playlist

Alternative Country Lists Pop
April 12th, 2017

Listen to Ships Have Sailed's "Up", Frank Ocean's "Biking", Zac Brown Band's "Family Table", and Beck's "Can't Help Falling In Love".

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