Best Alternative podcasts — Underground music showcases and news (Updated June 2018; image)
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The 80s Are Back -- With a Vengeance
 
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.
 
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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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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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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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!
 
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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Midge Ure is back with us on Revenge of the 80s Radio. The acclaimed musician has a new album out, one that was two years in the making: Orchestrated. The new release features Ure’s recordings of classic Ultravox, solo tracks and a new song with a full orchestra. Ure, who is currently touring North America with Paul Young, tells host Chris Cord ...…
 
Children are being ripped from their parents inside the USA’s immigration processing centers. The meeting between Lil Kim Jong and DJT. And finally, we covered former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on our last episode. We have a little update on this story. Sources (raw link dump): https://nypost.com/2018/06/18/how-children-live-inside-c ...…
 
This week, we play new music from Midge Ure, Squeeze and Blaine L. Reininger plys classic from King, The Clean, Mental As Anything, Adam and the Ants, Taco, The Motels and more. If you like our show, please feel free to help us keep going through our Patreon Page. Learn To Play Guitar Fast. Step by stdeo lessons make learning fun and easy. Star ...…
 
Sarah DeGraw chats about the musical journey that led to the long-awaited recording of Sarah DeGraw & the Odd Jobs’ self-titled debut album. DeGraw discusses her beginnings of finding a love for the acoustic guitar and using it to influence her songwriting. Most of the songs for the upcoming album were originally written on the acoustic guitar ...…
 
Robert Muller places a witness tampering indictment against Paul Manafort (Donald Trumps ex-campaign chair). The FCC repeals net neutrality and it’s currently in effect. What now? Finally, police shut down a lemonade stand run by a group of children. Sources (raw link dump): https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/08/special-counsel-robert-mueller-files-n ...…
 
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. Dominique Davalos is a lady of many talents; model, actress, bassist and singer. She is probably best known as the frontwoman for t ...…
 
The New York Times published two confidential memos President Donald Trump’s legal team sent to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The question: can Trump pardon himself? The worst congressional candidate in history (he’s a pedophile). Will the robots take YOUR job?
 
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 If you like our show, please feel free to help us keep going through our Patreon Page. Learn To Play Guitar Fast. Step by stdeo lessons ...…
 
On this episode of Soundwaves, Joshua Strauther discusses his transition from Joshy Soul to David Moon, his plethora of contemporary and ’80s influences and his love for tea. After a strong two-year run performing and recording as Joshy Soul—also spending time producing and writing with other groups—Strauther felt a drop in creativity, feeling ...…
 
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 May 25-31 Revenge of the 80s Radio podcast/synd edit is up. This week, Chance Raspberry, a lead animator for The Simpsons, will ...…
 
Another school shooting, and now the “Elected Idiots” come out to comment and lend their half-assed solutions. ZTE and DJT…Representative Adam Schiff believes DJT is violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause. And, The Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling.
 
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 on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play new music from Gang of Four and Kim Wilde plus tracks by Shonen Knife, ABC, The Sain ...…
 
Nick Johnson details his journey as a guitarist, from metalhead to finger-style expert—and how to grow in this acoustic genre. 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 Ford, Kathy Rong Zhou Executiv ...…
 
Pay-to-Play, that’s the name of the game for Trump’s administration through Michael Cohen’s shady shell company. A special team at the Education Department that had been investigating abuses by for-profit colleges (DeVry and others) replaced by former employees of the same for-profit colleges that were under investigation. A Democratic congress ...…
 
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 on Revenge of the 80s Radio, Linda Jo Rizzo joins us as she reveals plans for a new album, which is going to be something ...…
 
Who is Michael Cohen? A little background on Trump’s personal attorney. An origin story no one asked for. The Europe General Protection Regulation places regulations on the internet companies that mine our data. Will it come to the USA? The depths of Depp: the once beloved actor is now being sued, and is no longer considered to […]…
 
Our 5/4-10 show podcast/synd cut is up: This week on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we play music from iconic (and some not-so-iconic) 80s movie soundtracks featuring cuts from Kid Creole & The Coconuts, The Divinyls, The Stems, Hazel O’Connor, Deborah Harry, E. G. Daily, David Bowie and more. If you like our show, please feel free to help us keep g ...…
 
On this episode of Soundwaves, Night Marcher musician and rock prodigy Rob Reinfurt discusses finding his path by playing music, writing lyrics on trains and their new album Us & Them. The name of the group, Night Marcher, came to Reinfurt somewhat by fate. After a friend told him to inspect Hawaiian folklore, he found the story about the Night ...…
 
In 1984, an official from the Trump Organization called to tell reporter Jonathan Greenberg (then working for Forbes) how loaded Donald Trump was…the man’s name was John Barron, Donald Trump’s alter ego. We have the audio. Plus, is Trump’s travel ban constitutional? Legal expert Joseph Tartakovsky joins It’s News to Us to discuss. And, […]…
 
This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio Podcast/Syndication edit is up. Robert Pereno has been on the edge of becoming a household name several times throughout the 80s. The dancer, singer, poet, actor and promoter was well known as the guy who could fill up a night club with the best of them thanks to skills he honed since the age of 8. Pereno is ...…
 
At a loss for a clever title, we went with a P.I.L. song title, despite not playing it on the podcast. Just great music this podcast, no tricky themes - enjoy! Track Listing: 1. Disappointed - P.I.L. 2. In The Name Of Love [Big Value Version, April1982] - Thompson Twins 3. Rational Youth - No More And No Less 4. The Lucy Show - A Million Thing ...…
 
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. Crow Killer started over a tragic event that happened a couple years ago. After the loss of their close friend, Brad Hancock, it was difficult for anyone to play music, let ...…
 
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’s show premiers tonight. In hour 2, we will feature classic alternative artists from New England with music by Robin Lane ...…
 
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. As a kid, Goldring was inspired by the blues. He recalls watching a Stevie Ray Vaughn video—and he thought it was the coolest. As time moved on, he would play gigs. He would play shows around ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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