Best Alternative podcasts — Underground music showcases and news (Updated December 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
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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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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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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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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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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 ...…
 
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Eddie Jason & Chris: Interviews and Current Events
 
It’s the end of an era as Eddie Jason & Chris say goodbye to the excuse that brought the trio of friends together religiously for the past six years (but much longer if their previous show is counted). EJC close a chapter of their lives by looking back at the live radio program and podcast that melded their minds, for better or worse, each week ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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On the second to last episode of Eddie Jason & Chris, psychic Kellie joins the show to reveal what the future has in store for EJC, a trip down memory lane featuring the best of Jason, and rising band One Flew West joins the show. Formed in the small town of Longmont, Colorado, One Flew West have quickly developed from a high school garage band ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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On the second and a half to last episode of Eddie Jason & Chris, an interview with the multi-taleted Stacy Hogan of Sin Shake Sin. Stacy Hogan has just written multiple songs with Starset, he wrote a song with Brian Head Welch from Korn, and tons more. In addition, Hogan has written rock songs which have recently been featured by NBC, CBS, FOX ...…
 
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).
 
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On the third to last installment of Eddie Jason & Chris, the guys welcome hot alternative band Welshly Arms! This uprising artist has graced SXSW, Austin City Limits, Red Rocks (our favorite venue in Denver), and tons more. Welshly Arms is very hard working and completely self-produced. You may have heard their awesome single “Legendary“, as th ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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This week, Eddie Jason & Chris chats with Knuckle Puck as they’re deep on tour and Hello Atlantic premiere a new track. In 2015, Knuckle Puck’s breakthrough debut album landed the top 10 of five different Billboard charts. Their new record, out now, is called Shapeshifter and is already outperforming their previous release. Listen in as bassist ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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 ...…
 
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