Best Alternative podcasts — Underground music showcases and news (Updated April 2018; image)
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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.
 
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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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!
 
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.
 
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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Blake Foard discusses his band, Crow Killer, as a platform for activism, a team promoting a drug-free lifestyle, and as an outlet to cope with depression and fight suicide. Thanks for listening to SLUG Soundwaves. This podcast was created by SLUG Magazine and produced by Angela H. Brown, Secily Anderson Associate Producers: Alexander Ortega, Jo ...…
 
Andy Verdecchio (Five Iron Frenzy) has been through the fires of life and lived to tell about it. We talk about his days growing up fighting in south Philly, older brothers, improvised drum hardware, dumpster fires, scary sandwich shops, fun nickname inducing hairdos, shantytown gigs, how he put his faith in something different, his tougher tha ...…
 
Former FBI Director James Comey sits down with ABC News, his first interview since being fired by Donald Trump. We digest it and review his recent controversy in Washington. Plus, what happened in Syria and will it lead to World War III? And, good looking guys can say vile things to women on Twitter…and get away […]…
 
This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio is up. We play new tracks from Kid Creole & the Coconuts and Blaine L. Reininger plus classics from Men Without Hats, The Beloved, Prefab Sprout, The Time Bandits, Amazulu and more classic alternative artists. If you like our show, please feel free to help us keep going through our Patreon Page. Learn To Pla ...…
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Secretary Scott Pruitt is spending your hard earned coin on flying first class (with caviar wishes and champagne dreams, we assume), swanky Washington DC condos, and giving his bros huge raises. Time to answer some Q’s. President Trump Twitter vomited on Amazon, accusing the online retailer of evading taxes ...…
 
Randy Torres (Nyves, Crash Rickshaw, Project 86) was just a teenager when he starting off on his journey into music and sound. After making records with Project 86 and Crash Rickshaw he would later re-locate to the pacific northwest, spending time at Tooth & Nail Records and Microsoft. But bigger things were in the works and he would soon be he ...…
 
Gang of Four is releasing a new EP, titled Complicit, and band co-founder Andy Gill talks with host Chris Cordani about it. Gill offers some background on the tracks in the EP, including the first single from it, “Lucky,” a track conveying his thoughts on Wall Street, market panics, world economies and computerized trading. Also, Gill discusses ...…
 
On this episode of Soundwaves, Andrew Goldring discusses his ascent from guitar-based blues music to indie-powerhouse musician and producer at Soundcave. Thanks for listening to SLUG Soundwaves. This podcast was created by SLUG Magazine and produced by Angela H. Brown, Secily Anderson Associate Producers: Alexander Ortega, Joshua Joye, John For ...…
 
The first episode of the Roseanne revival premiered last week on ABC, a record-setting 26 million people tuned in, with the aim of getting a politically divided country to talk to each other. Local TV news stations owned by Sinclair gave the same mandated speech to their anchors. Some say this is using the trust built […]…
 
Joby Harris (Crash Rickshaw. NASA) left his home in Pennsylvania for Hollywood to follow a dream inspired by Death Stars, Wookies, Droids and the special effects that created them. But it was friendship and two miracles that aided him in his pursuits of music and design. He dubs my laugh a "Power Massage" and explains to me the importance of lo ...…
 
This week’s show podcast/syndication edit is up. It’s an encore presentation which 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. If you like our show, please feel free to help us keep going through our Patreon Pa ...…
 
So we accidentally uploaded the incorrect podcast file last night, giving you a double dose of our last podcast. Things are better today, so here we go again, with the latest update. If you're curious why the author chose some of these songs to be in his book, you can read that here. Track Listing (as created by Ready Player One author , Ernest ...…
 
Hundreds of thousands rallied across America for gun control. Stephanie Clifford, AKA Stormy Daniels, brings new revelations about the president’s extramarital affair on 60 Minutes. A North Carolina man claiming to be Jesus Christ broke into a Pizza Hut, and more.
 
It's trivia time on Urban Achiever! Listen in as drummer Chris Raines of Sunndrug, Norma Jean and Spitfire attempts to name all the tracks on Def Leppard's "Hysteria" album and then turns the tables on me to name the first 20 releases on Tooth & Nail Records. It's not all fun and games as we also discuss the perils of owning a record store, dub ...…
 
Our week of3/23-39 show podcast/syndication edit is up. Rose McDowall talks with host Chris Cordani on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio as her 1993 Sorrow album, Under the Yew Possessed, is set to be re-released for International Record Store Day in April. Rose opens up about her music, growing up in a crime-ridden section of Glasgow, stand ...…
 
Nick Passey, more commonly known as ‘NP,’ is a local, acoustic act with a background comprising many different experiences and genres. In this episode of Soundwaves, Passey discusses how he became a solo artist, his experiences on tour, the recording process of his debut album and his love for Salt Lake City. It all started when his friend, Jef ...…
 
I had no idea that Slick Shoes drummer Joe Nixon was born in another country. I also didn't know he grew up listening to Engelbert Humperdinck. These are just a few of the shocking revelations from this fun chat with my pal Joe. We also dig in to how he met shredder guitarist Jackson Mould, good places to day drink in the desert and much more. ...…
 
A “data firm” named Cambridge Analytica used your personal Facebook info to push conspiracy blogs, and other online content that it created, to sway political opinion. Scientists have announced a male contraceptive pill that is effective, safe and does not interfere with sex drive. Just befrore he passed, Stephen Hawking published his last theo ...…
 
We're still alive! Been a while since the last podcast, and we figured we'd go easy this time around and just play some great Alternative favorites. We probably don't even need a playlist since y'all are so smart, but we'll do one anyhow. Enjoy! Track List: 1) Let Me Go - Heaven 17 2) It's My Life [Extended 12"] - Talk Talk 3) The Walls Came Do ...…
 
This week’s podcast/syndication edit is up. Willie Nile is working on a new album and he talks about it with us on Revenge of the 80s Radio this week. The new creation is due out this summer. We also play music from Blancmange, The Associates, The Cockroaches, INXS, The Pogues and more. If you like our show, please feel free to help us keep goi ...…
 
My guest this week, Kat Jones (Kat Jones & The Prophets), has found inspiration in everything from the musical Annie to horror movies like Leprechaun and Ginger Snaps. Her personal journey has taken her from Fresno to Oklahoma to Edinburgh to Nashville to Oregon and back - running from the mob, surviving floods, dabbling in witchcraft and more ...…
 
Is there a correlation between violent video games and real-life violence? President Trump wants to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, and It’s News to Us breaks down what the hell that means. And, O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession? aired on FOX, composed of footage from an infamous 2006 interview, conducted by publisher Judith Re ...…
 
Our 3/3-9 podcast/syndication edit is up. On this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio, as Chris recovers from eye surgery, we air a classic show where we play music from Scottish artists of the classic alternative era including Rose McDowall, Orange Juice, Big Country, Fish, The Armoury Show, The Associates and many more. If you like our show, plea ...…
 
In this episode of Soundwaves, WEY founder Spock talks about his origins, the band’s formation and the quick evolution of their sound. Spock recalls growing up in the North Bay area of California and spending summer vacations in Ecuador with his older brother. He’s always known some Spanish and grew up surrounded with Spanish speakers. This bac ...…
 
Hello, Achievers! I kicked off the first couple months of the new year with a fun case of Bells Palsy. Find out about that, documentaries and shows I've been watching and more.By billy@urbanachievershow.com (Billy Power).
 
Our 3/2-8 podcast/syndication edit is up. This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play covers of Rolling Stones songs by classic alternative artists. We had a lot of nice feedback about our recent Beatles covers special, so we thought we would play tracks originally recorded by Jagger and Company including versions by David Bowie, The Inmates ...…
 
The podcast/synd edit for our 2/23-3/1 show is up. As Revenge of the 80s Radio celebrates its 10th anniversary, Blaine L. Reininger joins us to talk about his new album, The Blue Sleep. Blaine takes us back to how his early solo career started while continued as the leader of Tuxedomoon, his many songwriting methods, mixing the music and though ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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