Music Recommendations

Where You Been?: January 2020

Music The Editor February 5, 2020

Where You Been? is a monthly column where Michael Brooks highlights his favorite rap and hip hop releases. This month features new music from prolific Detroit rapper Sada Baby, viral sensation 645AR, an interview with artist Corey Purvis, and much more. 

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Ultimate Guide to Bright Eyes

Music The Editor February 3, 2020

After a nine year hiatus, Bright Eyes have re-emerged to the indie rock spotlight. As resident Conor Oberst stan here at The Alternative headquarters, I have taken it upon myself to create a guide for those who want to catch up on Bright Eyes’ expansive discography.

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Introducing Pizza Bagel Records!

Music admin January 22, 2020

The North Jersey DIY superheroes LKFFCT and John Cozz are launching their own artist focused DIY label. We talked to them about the launch of Pizza Bagel Records and premiered their first live session!

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The Alt Weekly Roundup (10/28)

Music The Editor October 28, 2019

A fresh coat of pop-punk pain from Equipment, a whimsical new Illuminati Hotties song, and A.G. Cook decimating 100 gecs' dance party were among our staff's favorites from last week. Check out all five new releases that we deem 'must-hear':

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Bands To See At FEST 2019

Music admin October 24, 2019

This year we are sponsors of FEST for the first time ever, and we picked a good one because the lineup is a nearly endless list of the coolest bands in punk, alternative rock, and DIY. Here are a bunch of our favorites from the lineup that you should definitely get listening to.

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Chasing Sundays: Oct. 2019

Music The Editor October 14, 2019

Chasing Sundays is a new, bi-monthly column in which our editor Eli Enis writes about his favorite shoegaze releases of late. The first edition features records by Tennis System, Blankenberge, Fime, and more.

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