Best Alternative podcasts — Underground music showcases and news (Updated October 2017; 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
Monthly+
 
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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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 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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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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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
This week, Eddie Jason & Chris chat with on fire indie outfit, PLGRMS. PLGRMS is a Sydney-based duo featuring singer-songwriter Jacob Pearson and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jonathan Bowden. PLGRMS new single Crawling Back is available now. Also, Chris gets hitched, best man prank calls, the show investigates STDs, A-Ha breaks the mold ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
Eddie Jason & Chris give a career defining interview to Made Violent and A Better Hand premiere a song after revealing their most embarrassing moments. The the trio that makes up Made Violent, Joseph White (bass/vocals), Rob Romano (guitar) and Justin Acee (drums), started out with no five-year plan, secluding themselves in a cabin near their h ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
Eddie Jason & Chris welcome Adam Roth, singer of Grizfolk. Drawing on wide-ranging backgrounds both musical and geographical, Grizfolk textures its songs with a heady mix of graceful melody, sprawling guitar work, and lush but edgy electronics. Their new single, “In My Arms“, is the follow up to their debut full length Waking up the Giants , th ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris Podcast #284 features amazing rock/folk artist Mike Mangione and reggae rockers Tropidelic. The orchestral folk/rock group Mike Mangione & The Kin will be releasing their new record But I’ve Seen The Stars on October 20th, but is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and includes an instant download of “Riding Down.” T ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
This week on Eddie Jason & Chris, David Boyd, singer of alternative powerhouse New Politics, talks about the band’s new record Lost in Translation. Plus, up-and-coming pop-punkers, One for the Braves, premiere a new song. Out of upstate New York, One For The Braves delivers a high-tempo, throwback pop-punk sound that idobi loves. Listen in as t ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
This week, Eddie Jason & Chris welcome SoCal artist DAVIS to the show! Signed to Ryan Tedder’s publishing company, all songs are written by DAVIS and produced by Brent Kutzle of OneRepublic. A local of Southern California, he has been garnering spins on KROQ, playing local venues like The Satellite and The Wayfarer and gaining recognition from ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
This week, Eddie Jason & Chris welcome Saturday Night Live’s lead guitarist, Jared Scharff as he plugs his solo project, Pearl Lion. Born in New York City, Scharff began playing drums at an early age, honing his chops in his school’s jazz and marching bands. He eventually picked up the guitar, and blossomed into a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
In addition to their normal shenanigans, Eddie Jason & Chris interview alternative radio standouts, Atlas Genius. With such hits as, “Trojans, “If So” and “Molecules”, brothers Keith and Michael Jeffrey are making a big name for themselves on the alternative music scene. As Keith catches up with EJC, he’s taking a coffee break while in the stud ...…
 
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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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
Eddie Jason & Chris welcome new alternative standouts, MISSIO, and rock radio staples, Toadies. Two roommates in Austin, TX(Matthew Brue and David Butler), are musical misfits with an affinity for D.I.Y. electro-trap production, clever lyrical quips, and sticky alternative hooks. This was a copy and paste of their press bio. Anyways, listen in ...…
 
Welcome to August and another great chunk of music for you! More obscure gems, along with some well known favorites.Punk, goths and cast off rejects of our musical culture that made all the innovations and inroads and new kinds of music but got none of the glory or the money. To play in or form these DIY bands, experience wasn't needed, a desir ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
Eddie Jason & Chris are back with the creators of the insanely popular virtual metal band, Pentakill. Also, up-and-coming indie act, Culture Wars. First up, Viranda Tantula and Jason “chupacobbler” Willey, two of the team members at Riot Games who’ve helped create and compose for the Billboard Top 40 and #1 iTunes Metal sensation, Pentakill. Th ...…
 
This week, we feature new music from Colin Hay, Edward Tudor-Pole, Man Parrish and The Godfathers plus classics by Dave & The Dynamos, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, The Beat, Spoons, Mental As Anything and more classic alternative artists. Learn To Play Guitar Fast. Step by stdeo lessons make learning fun and easy. Start today. . Revenge of the 80 ...…
 
In anticipation for her performance on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Craft Lake City DIY Festival next weekend, Katya Murafa discusses her musical upbringing, the schooling she pursued to perfect her craft, her influences and how excited she is to return to the festival after her performance last year. Murafa’s first experience was when she was 4 y ...…
 
Punk Globe Magazine releases its 40th Anniversary special issue on August 1, 2017. Ginger Coyote, Founder and Editor of Punk Globe talks about the publication’s history and celebrating 40 years of the magazine with host Chris Cordani. Our conversation takes place during hour 2 of our program We also play music from The Models, Paul Kelly, Aliso ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
This week on Eddie Jason & Chris, the legend and awesomely taltend Max Collins of Eve6 and his new project Fitness and Kyle Morris of Unlikley Candidates. LA-based Fitness is an electro pop rock duo comprised of Max Collins (vocalist of Eve6) and Kenny Carkeet (ex-AWOLNATION keyboardist). The gents are about to release their debut EP! Check out ...…
 
Tolchock Trio guitarist/singer Ryan Fedor‘s birthday surprise could have been a birthday train wreck. For his birthday, his wife organized a Tolchock Trio reunion show for the band—who hadn’t played together since 2013—which was initially a surprise … but practice. Fortunately, once the cat got out of the bag, Tolchock Trio has been practicing ...…
 
With all this oppressive heat we have going on here in Tennessee, it's all we can think of, and it's obviously figured into this latest podcast. So grab a cool drink, turn up the AC and enjoy some of the hottest alternative tunes from the 80s! 1. Bushfire - B-52s 2. Rain In The Summertime - The Alarm 3. Bridges Burning - The Mission 4. Indian S ...…
 
Electro-New Wave/Hip-Hop Dance Producer Extraordinaire Man Parrish will talk with host Chris Cordani about his upcoming new album, STAR, this week on Revenge of the 80s Radio. Parrish is best known for his work as a producer, his remixes for vocalists including Boy George, Michael Jackson The Village People and Donna Destri as well as his own h ...…
 
Steven Jones is back with us on Revenge of the 80s Radio. He and Logan Sky are releasing a new EP and we will world premiere a new track from them: “Siberian Eyes.” We also play new music from Stan Ridgway and classics by The Saints, ABC, John Freud and the Radio Stars, The Alarm, Suzi Quatro and more Learn To Play Guitar Fast. Step by stdeo le ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
REALLY, REALLY BIG SHOE…er, show. Eddie Jason & Chris welcome Nick Hexum, lead singer of rock/reggae legends, 311, and YouTube star Nathan Sharp (NateWantsToBattle). 311 are back with their epic 17-song opus, MOSAIC. The band recorded with producing legend John Feldmann, as well as Scotch Ralston (who produced the group’s iconic Transistor, Sou ...…
 
Our 7/7-13 show podcast/syndication edit is up. We once again catch up with Linda Jo Rizzo, who had just come back to Germany from concerts in Australia, the US and Poland. Her new album, Day of the Light: 80s Reloaded, will soon be out in vinyl. We also find out where Linda will be performing this summer and what goes into preparing for and si ...…
 
Influenced by bands such as Neko Case and Sera Cahoone, local folk artist Josaleigh Pollett mixes Pacific Northwest vibes with raw, Utah talent in her upcoming album, Strangers, which releases July 8. Strangers is a revival of Pollett’s 2014 EP, this time with new tracks, a local record label and a troupe of talented musicians (Carson Wolfe, Ge ...…
 
They say that New York is "The City That Never Sleeps" but it's also "The City That Is Never Finished" and the same can be said of me and my trip through this life. I just survived 36 and then some of the most challenging days I have experienced. I am happy to be on the other side, moving forward. Thanks for listening!…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
This week, Eddie Jason & Chris welcome publicist/musician Jesea Lee and tons more. Jesea Lee was the guitarist for the now defunct punk band One Days Notice and began working on solo material once the group called it quits in the summer of 2016. His debut EP, Sleepspent , will be released on July 14th and all proceeds will be donated to the Ame ...…
 
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. Learn To Play Guitar Fast. Step by stdeo lessons make learning fun and easy. Start today. . Revenge of ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
Eddie Jason & Chris this week features Portugal radio and television announcer Alvaro Costa, and Fish of idobi Radio’s Gone Fishkin for a rare in-studio appearance. Alvaro Costa is a popular Portuguese radio DJ, music, sports, and pop-culture commentator. His sense of humor is infectious and fits right in with the EJC boys as they discuss the P ...…
 
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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 ...…
 
Round 3 of the Battle of The Bands is over, and on to Round 4! Almost to elimination rounds, so be sure to get your votes in! Track List: 1) The More You Live, The More You Love [Full Moon Mix] - Flock Of Seagulls 2) Sacrificial Rites - The Voices 3) Camel - Art Of Noise 4) Pumping Velvet - Yello 5) People Are People - Depeche Mode 6) Relax [Th ...…
 
Martin Brett is on with us this week as I, Ludicrous is about to release its newest album, Songs from the Side of Lorries. We also discuss beards and highlight the upcoming one-off Voice of the Beehive reunion performance in London on October 7. Plus, we play new music from XTC, Johnny Diesel and the Injectors, The Professionals, Maggie Connell ...…
 
Combining the atmospheres of dreampop, post-punk and art-rock, local band Indigo Plateau are preparing to drop their EP, The Heights, with a flurry of symphonic soundscapes. Indigo Plateau comprises members Evan Pack (guitar, vocals, keys), Michael Paulsen (guitar, noise, vocals), Andres Escobar (bass) and Ian Francis (drums, drum machine), who ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris with a new episode featuring illusionist from CW TV’s Masters of Illusion, Michael Grandinetti, rapper Juiceboxxx, and Kendall Smith from Denver’s Underground Music Showcase. Rapper Juiceboxxx might be out of his mind, but in all the best ways—he owns it and commits to this unstoppable onslaught of creative ideas and outburs ...…
 
This week. we play new music from Edward Tudor-Pole and Paul Weller plus classics by The Cramps, Rose McDowall, Bow Wow Wow, Stephen Duffy, The The, Dweezil Zappa and more classic alternative artists. Also, Gregg Hammond, founder of the Global Jam 4 Peace, talks about this important musical event taking place on June 21, 2017 by the Washington ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris welcome New York’s The Howlin’ Souls and Tobias Krause, a festival and event curator working on Denver’s Underground Music Showcase. The Howlin’ Souls’ collective influence includes British rock greats The Rolling Stones, as well as the blues legends that inspired them–Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and the iconic Howlin’ Wolf (wh ...…
 
Russ Tolman, formerly of True West, is with us this week on Revenge of the 80s Radio upon the release of his new career retrospective album, Compass and Map. Tolman discusses some of the tracks on the album, the Paisley Underground sound of the 80s, True West music and thoughts on his solo career. Our conversation takes place during hour 2 of o ...…
 
In this episode, Kate Anderson, the lead vocalist of Winter Grain, opens up about the release of their self-titled EP. She dissects her experience working with Bear Creek Studio and shares some stories that inspired her songwriting along the way in anticipation for their album listening party on June 7. It all began at Anderson’s place in Sugar ...…
 
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