Category: Alternative

What Happened on September 21st

2 Know Music Alternative Music History Rock
September 21st, 2023

On September 21, 1992, Radiohead released their debut single, “Creep.” While the British alt-rockers had initially recorded other tracks for a potential debut, none ended up satisfying the band. In between takes at the studio, Radiohead began jamming out another song, “Creep,” which frontman Thom Yorke had written years earlier as a student at Exeter read more

Steve Harwell, of Smashmouth, performing in Las Vegas 6/30/10, taken by Porkrind, Wikipedia author

Remembering the Legacy of Steve Harwell: Lead Singer of Smash Mouth

Alternative News Pop Rock
September 4th, 2023

In Memoriam of Steve Harwell (Jan 9, 1967 – Sept 4, 2023) Los Angeles, CA – The music industry and fans around the world are reeling from the news of the passing of Steve Harwell, the charismatic lead singer of the iconic band Smash Mouth. Harwell, whose distinctive voice and energetic stage presence endeared him read more

Hit the Switch

Hit The Switch Release Album Teaser

Alternative News
August 22nd, 2018

After a 7 year stretch, the band have returned with “Entropic” to be released on Bird Attack Records September 25th, 2018 on digital/vinyl.

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.”

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 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".

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