Best Alternative podcasts — Underground music showcases and news (Updated February 2018; image)
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Alternative Airwaves
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There are a lot of really great artists that go unnoticed, and their music is freely and legally available online. Alternative Airwaves discovers those artists.
 
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Revenge of the 80s Radio - Hour 2
 
The 80s Are Back -- With a Vengeance
 
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The Dark Stuff
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My name is Dave Splash and I have been involved in the underground music world for 20 years. I have worked at labels, booking agencies, web sites, promoters, and radio stations. This is my podcast. The Dark Stuff features interviews - conducted by me - with musicians, artists, and interesting folks from the community. I live in Omaha, and there may be a lot of Omaha-centered content. The show will constantly be evolving. I hope you enjoy. Check out my website at www.thedarkstuff.com
 
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Urban Achiever
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Urban Achiever with Billy Power is a podcast about love, loyalty, faith, friendship and music.
 
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Alternative 80s
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Your place some of the best Alternative, Goth, Punk & New Wave tunes from the greatest decade for music - The 80s!
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
Live from Denver, Colorado Eddie Jason & Chris is a weekly podcast delivering current events, hot topics and interviews with musicians and newsmakers. You never know what you'll get with EJC, but we can not confidently assure you that it will be entertaining. Get a weekly dose of EJC and subscribe now and leave a review! Join the show live on idobi Radio every Monday night at 8pm ET. www.idobi.com www.ejcshow.com www.facebook.com/EJCshow @EJCshow on Twitter
 
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SLUG Magazine
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Soundwaves is a biweekly podcast produced by Salt Lake City's SLUG Magazine, an independent free monthly magazine published since 1989. An acronym for Salt Lake UnderGround, SLUG's podcast, Soundwaves, focuses on local musicians and their music or upcoming events in Salt Lake City. For more information visit slugmag.com.
 
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Alternative and indie rock music 2017 - Program 1
 
The music of the first half of 2017 with: Kasabian - John Mellencamp - Jesca Hoop -John Mayall - Imagine Dragons – Arbouretum - Alt-J - Foo Fighters - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Die Toten Hosen – Elbow - Feist - Las Rosas - Dropkick Murphys - Fufanu - Deep Purple - PJ Harvey - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Ed Sheeran - Fleet Foxes - Magic Giant - Soda Stereo - Juana Molina. A musical radio program made in Argentina for the world.
 
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Tishmal is the moniker of local singer-songwriter Rachel Brockbank, whose debut project dropped in early 2018. She disscusses her path toward music, explains the origins and meanings of her new songs, and her participation in the Les Femmes De Velour festival on this episode of Soundwaves. The name “Tishmal” was originally given to her at a you ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
President Trump’s lawyer paid a $130,000 shut-up fee to porn star Stormy Daniels in October 2016 (weeks before the election) to prevent her from going public about claims of a sexual affair. It’s News to Us won’t let the story be buried. Members of Pussy Riot try to escape Russia because Supreme Leader Putin threatens their families. According […]…
 
We play an encore with with two hours of music by new wave, punk and alt-rock artists from Los Angeles including X, The Heaters, The Weirdos, Missing Persons, Wall of Voodoo, The Plugz, The Three O’Clock, The Vandals, The Go-Gos and many more. If you like our show, please feel free to help us keep going through our Patreon Page. Learn To Play G ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
President Trump (DJT) blocks the public release of a classified House Democratic memo written as a rebuttal to Republican claims that the FBI had no grounds to spy on the Trump campaign. Legendary music producer Quincy Jones sat down with Vulture to talk about how Michael Jackson stole material to dating Ivanka Trump to who really killed JFK. A ...…
 
Our latest show podcast/syndication edit is up. This week on Revenge of the 80s radio, we play new tracks from Simple Minds, Paul Kelly and Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark plus classics by Julian Cope, The Hoodoo Gurus, Icicle Works, The Cramps, Rational Youth and more. If you like our show, please feel free to help us keep going through our P ...…
 
Tony Holiday, the frontman and namesake of Tony Holiday and the Velvetones, comes to Soundwaves to talk about his history with blues music and his commitment to keeping the genre alive. Along with Gordon Greenwood (bass), Joel Meza (drums), Michael Bigelow (baritone saxophone) and Landon Stone (guitar), the Velvetones play a style of blues that ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
Los Angeles, CA (February 2nd, 2018) – idobi Network has announced its latest show, It’s News to Us, premiering on February 12th, 2018. Hosted by the network’s longest tenured hosts, Eddie Barella and Jason Newcomer, the program will tackle major news headlines, from American politics to pop culture. “There’s a lot going on and it’s […]…
 
Steven Jones and Logan Sky are back with us again on Revenge of the 80s Radio with a new album, Hans Und Lieselotte. The music is inspired by their recent trip to Estonia and recorded shortly after their excursion. We also play music from The Professionals, The Scientists, X, Stan Ridgway, The Call and more. Learn To Play Guitar Fast. Step by s ...…
 
This week, we salute the Beatles with a 2-hour show filled with covers of some of their stellar music by classic alternative artists and our podcast/syndication edit is up. Thanks in part to their own diverse repertoire, the Fab Four are one of the most covered bands in rock history. Our Revenge of the 80s Beatles special features tracks record ...…
 
In this episode of Soundwaves, Jeremy Devine, drummer for local garage-punk band The Nods, plugs the band’s first monthly residency night at Urban Lounge featuring City of DIS, and bespeaks the The Nods’ ongoing, DIY recordings in anticipation of possible to-be-released tracks. When the Nods first formed in 2013, Devine had yet to join but reca ...…
 
Please help support Revenge of the 80s Radio on our Patreon Page Dave Faulkner talks with Chris on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio. The Hoodoo Gurus co-founder takes us back to the early Perth punk scene as a member of The Victims, the formation of the Gurus, some of the classic tracks, videos, the Mets and his thoughts on some of the newer H ...…
 
As promised, and sadly delayed, the Punkcast we've been promising. Spike your hair, grab those safety pins, put on those Doc Martens and observe some hard core Anarchy! Track Listing; 1. Suicide's An Alternative-You'll Be Sorry - Suicidal Tendencies 2. Too Young To Die - Agent Orange 3. Holier - Corrosion Of Conformity 4. Live For Now - Iron Cr ...…
 
Our 1/12-18 show podcast/synd edit is up. Peter Case talks with host Chris Cordani on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio upon the release of “On My Way Downtown: Live On Folk Scene,” an album comprised of two performance sessions on the famous Folk Scene radio show. Case discusses the tracks, stories behind some of them, the broadcasts, his solo ...…
 
Alejandro Gomez (drummer) and Rick Neria (vocals) of local metal band Dissension discuss their love for extreme metal, their inspirations, the elements of death metal and their debut album, Ancient Chaos, on this episode of Soundwaves. The current members of Dissension have been working together since 2010, though at that time, they had a diffe ...…
 
Please visit and feel free to support our new Patreon page. Our first show of 2018 podcast/syndication edit is up as we soon approach our 10th anniversary. We kick off the year with a New Wave Dance Party in Hour 2 featuring club tracks and extended remixes from Re-Flex, Peter Godwin, Fad Gadget, Ivan Doroschuk, Alphaville and many more. Learn ...…
 
Happy 2018!! We're starting this year off with a look back 30 years at the top 25 Alternative hits from 1978. No track listing - no fun in that! We hope everyone had a great and safe New Year's Eve, and we look forward to bringing you another year of fantastic podcasts. Thanks for listening and spreading the word! Download Top_25_-_19871.mp3…
 
Arcadio Rodriguez, frontman of local indie trio Pick Pocket, discusses the band’s music-education origins, inspirations and songwriting techniques on this episode of Soundwaves. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Rodriguez’s interest in music started around the ninth grade. Since he would have to stay after school most days, he would sneak into th ...…
 
Whew - time got away from us, but we were able to not only get a Christmas podcast together in time, it's FULL of stuff we haven't played in the past, as well as a few of the classic favorites. We hope you enjoy it, and we wish all of our listeners a very Merry Christmas! Track List: 1. Joy To The World [Mocean Workers Remix] 2. Baby It's Chris ...…
 
Click here to listen live between 10pm and midnight Eastern US Time You can also get the show from our flagship station website: www.wtbq.com. ***Check the bottom of this post for other affiliates’ dates and times. Our Christmas Special podcast/syndication edit is up as we spread holiday cheer once again with yuletide classics from Wall of Vood ...…
 
Bill Frost—lead guitarist for the local rock n’ roll number, Magda-Vega—discusses assembling the band, the recording process of their new album, Destroyer, and their style. Magda-Vega came together in the fall of 2013. Frost and lead singer, Robin Brown, joined forces when their previous project, The Wild Ones, came to an end. They recruited th ...…
 
Click here to listen live between 10pm and midnight Eastern US Time You can also get the show from our flagship station website: www.wtbq.com. ***Check the bottom of this post for other affiliates’ dates and times. This week, Neil Arthur of Blancmange talks with host Chris Cordani about their new album, Unfurnished Rooms. The album takes a some ...…
 
Our Dec. 1-7 show podcast/syndication edit is up. This week, Emmy Award-winning lead animator from The Simpsons and Tourette’s Syndrome conqueror Chance Raspberry talks about his new project, which looks to be the Ultimate 80s Cartoon Sitcom: Little Billy. You can help make this a reality. Little Billy is based on Chance’s own life growing up i ...…
 
Rare Facture released Suspension Of The Conscious Mind on Sept. 29. In this episode of Soundwaves, the duo pries open their respective musical upbringings and how they manifest in Rare Facture’s music. Having grown up with a plethora of musical influences and a keen interest in experimenting with synthesizers, David Burdick of Rare Fracture fir ...…
 
This week, we re-broadcast our show with Bruce Rhodewalt of the Lopez Beatles. Revenge of the 80s Radio also broadcasts each week on our affiliate radio stations: Q93.5FM – WTBQ FM, Warwick, NY, US Rock 103 FM, Central Illinois Q107 FM, Peoria, Illinois The Big 80s Radio – Appleton, WI Flashback Radio, Honolulu, Hawaii Totally 80s – 88.4 FM, Be ...…
 
This week‘s show features music from artists of the 80s out of New York City. We play tracks from Kid Creole & The Coconuts, The Dictators, Ron Rogers, Bush Tetras, The Toasters, Blondie and more. Learn To Play Guitar Fast. Step by stdeo lessons make learning fun and easy. Start today. . Revenge of the 80s Radio also broadcasts each week on our ...…
 
With her third studio album, The Darkness and the Sun, Debra Fotheringham discusses with SLUG Soundwaves the things that inspire her interest in music, her writing hiatus and serendipitous surprises while recording the album. During her upbringing in American Fork, Fotheringham was always encouraged to play music. “One nice thing in my househol ...…
 
This week, Nick Welsh, aka King Hammond joins us once again. We talk about his new book, The Life and Times of a Ska Man. We also play tracks from Trio, X, The Fleshtones, Thomas Dolby, Trans-X, Men Without Hats and more. Learn To Play Guitar Fast. Step by stdeo lessons make learning fun and easy. Start today. . Revenge of the 80s Radio also br ...…
 
Halloween is over, and we decided to have some fun with a post in a I group on Facebook. A thread was started, asking "your favorite song EVER?", and some great songs started popping up. We took that list and made a podcast out of a lot of the selections. Wish we could have done more, but figured a 2 1/2 hour podcast was really almost too much. ...…
 
This week, Clive Farrington joins us once again. His new book, The Further Confessions of a One-Hit Wonder, is finished and will be out soon. We also talk about some of the new music Farrington has recorded this year and some future concert dates. We also play tracks from Hothouse Flowers, Devo, Gangajang, Nikki and the Corvettes, Shonen Knife, ...…
 
It's good to be back! Just a reminder that past performance is no guarantee of future results.By billy@urbanachievershow.com (Billy Power).
 
It’s that time of the year for our Revenge of the 80s Halloween Special, which is also up and available at the bottom of this post. We play spooky season classics from classic alternative artists including Oingo Boingo, Total Coelo, Shane MacGowan (and Friends), The B-52s, Bauhaus, Ministry and the Cramps. Learn To Play Guitar Fast. Step by std ...…
 
Local avant-garde duo it foot, it ears released their latest album, teeter, on Sept. 23 at Diabolical Records. it foot, it ears’ next show is Dec. 6 at Twilite Lounge for Lounge Night. You can download teeter at itfootitears.bandcamp.com. Thanks for listening to SLUG Soundwaves. This podcast was created by SLUG Magazine and produced by Angela H ...…
 
Goulish treats await you....if you dare. Turn down the lights, turn up the volume, and enjoy this year's treat. Track Listing: 1. Dr.Mabuse [Alternate Version] - Propaganda 2. Cry Little Sister - G Tom Mac 3. Something's In The Bag - Barnes and Barnes 4. Blood On The Wall - Skinny Puppy 5. Waking the Dead - Suicidal Tendencies 6. Dead Souls - J ...…
 
This week, we feature new music from Paul Kelly, Gary Numan, Urang Matang (with Jim Paterson on trombone) and Colin Hay plus classics by Positive Noise, The Saints, Rose McDowall, Thomas Dolby, The Kings, Close Lobsters and more. Learn To Play Guitar Fast. Step by stdeo lessons make learning fun and easy. Start today. . Revenge of the 80s Radio ...…
 
Welcome to October. I got so frustrated with all the posturing here in the States, I figured I'd start this a little patriotically. But not to worry, still the great podcast you've come to expect without being heavy-handed. And, of course, Halloween is just around the corner, and we've already begun mixing our annual Treat for you to enjoy. Tha ...…
 
Guitar Meister Dweezil Zappa talks with Chris Cordani on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Zappa discusses his music from his debut album he recorded at the age of 15 to his most recent work. We also find out the status of his long-running “What the Hell Was I Thinking” project, his Dwezilla music camps and the music of his father, Frank. Zappa also he ...…
 
From writing songs to recording an EP and playing shows, Wicked Bears have had a busy year. Bassist and vocalist Casey Keele talks about the ideas that fueled their new release, Tuning Out, as well as the recording process, lyrical messages and their love for Salt Lake City in this episode of SLUG Soundwaves. Since the band’s spontaneous beginn ...…
 
This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio is dedicated to songs with the artists names in the titles, featuring music from Immaculate Fools, Dog Police,Dominatrix, Falco, Madness, Tear Garden, Book of Love and more Learn To Play Guitar Fast. Step by step lessons make learning fun and easy. Start today. . Revenge of the 80s Radio also broadcasts each ...…
 
Local rapper/singer/businessman Shanghaii opens up this episode of Soundwaves by explaining where he got his start in writing rap songs. When he was young, he and his cousin would listen to “hardcore rap” artists and play around with rhymes. However, it wasn’t until Shanghaii was in high school that he’d take his first step into the local scene ...…
 
Steven Jones and Logan Sky are back on and with a new EP. The album features the final song written by Steve Strange, “Corrupt State,” before his untimely passing. It shows a new side to Strange, a darker and more political vein, than most of his work over the years as an artist. Jones and Sky also discuss the other cuts on the album and quite ...…
 
Stephen Cope of Officer Jenny opens up about their upbringing, musical inspiration, their journey of self-discovery and their newest release, God of Death, in this episode of SLUG Soundwaves. Growing up, Cope was influenced by his LDS upbringing. In his southern California household, Cope would look-forward to attending BYU and serving on a mis ...…
 
In 1978, Austrian singer Herwig Rudisser answered a newspaper ad from a band called Opus. The classical music-influenced band had been together since 1973 and would soon change their creative direction. After producing some hit singles, Opus celebrated their 11th anniversary at a concert with a new song they wrote for the occasion. “Live is Lif ...…
 
Cindy Wilson will talk with host Chris Cordani about her upcoming new album, “Change,” on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Wilson, a long-time member of the B-52s, offers fans and music lovers a new side of her with a band of talented musicians who created what they call a “Turbo Chill” sound. Wilson displays a different side of her musical talents th ...…
 
Welcome to September! I can't believe summer is over here in the states, but thankfully the music hasn't ended! We have another great selection of original 80's tunes you may never have heard but are sure to love, plus some original remixes of classic that may be new to you. Sit back and relax this month's newest podcast selections! Track List: ...…
 
Our September 1-9 show podcast/syndication edit is up. This week, we play a new track from Stan Ridgway plus music from Julie Brown, Mental As Anything, The Slickeee Boys, The Globos, Vis a Vis and many more. Also, Gregg Hammond is back to talk about his next Global Jam for Peace on Sept 23. Learn To Play Guitar Fast. Step by stdeo lessons make ...…
 
In anticipation for his set during CrucialFest 7, hip-hop artist LongShotSAM (Sam Chanthalisay) talks about the early beginnings in his creative journey, how his culture shaped his work and as an individual growing up in North Logan, and how he got his name on the Crucialfest 3 and Crucialfest 7 setlist. When SAM was young, his older brothers i ...…
 
Dance music historian James Arena talks about his new book, Europe’s Stars of 80s Dance Pop, featuring interviews with 32 people who made the sub-genre a world-wide sensation. The book is out now and available on Amazon. Our conversation takes place during hour 2 of our program We also play music from Iggy Pop. Taco, The Smithereens, New Order, ...…
 
Bill Mumy, actor and musician, talks with Chris Cordani on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio about his new solo album, “Velour” and the first creation from his new collaboration with Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) and John Cowsill: Action Skulls. While Mumy is best known for playing Will Robinson on “Lost In Space” among several other TV and movi ...…
 
Tarot Death Card came together by a chance tarot reading. Singer Chloe Muse tells of Tarot Death Card‘s development, late-night recording sessions and their hard-earned spot playing Crucialfest 7 at Metro Music Hall on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. It all began with a tarot card reading in 2015. After jamming for a few days, four new friends wer ...…
 
It feels like every day is garbage day in NYC. Maybe it is. Maybe it should be. Not just here, but everywhere.By billy@urbanachievershow.com (Billy Power).
 
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