Editors

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Henderson Cole - Editor (Asbury Park)

Henderson started The Alternative as a college radio show. Now it's much more! He handles a lot of the organizing, scheduling, emailing and other fun stuff.

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Amanda Starling - Web Development Editor (Tampa)

Amanda handles the web development side of The Alternative. Meaning, she probably built the website you are reading this on right now!

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Michael Brooks - Editor (Indiana)

Michael personifies good vibes. When he's not out saving the world he's listening to music and talking about it on our site, or the Endless Scroll podcast with Eric.

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Eric Bennett - Editor (Pittsburgh)

Eric is a writer, editor, and music fan based in Pittsburgh, PA. Along with fellow editor Michael, they host the Endless Scroll podcast. When not searching out new music, you can find them playing Dungeons & Dragons, or spending too much money on candles.

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Lindsy Carrasquillo - Playlist Editor (Nashville)

Lindsy takes photos, interviews bands, writes premieres and helps us create other awesome content as well as being an editor. She also curates our New Music Friday playlist.

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Zac Djamoos - Weekly Roundup Editor (New Jersey)

Zac has been a long time contributor to The Alternative and over time he has taken a bigger role, reviewing records and running our Weekly Roundup column.

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Keegan Bradford - Editor (Portland)

Keegan loves emo, punk, and hardcore, and is willing to make the effort to search it out. He started our Friendship International Asian rock column.

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Sarah Knoll - Photography Editor (NYC)

Sarah can be found in the middle of the pit at every show in NYC taking awesome photos. Her photography and interviews and help with editing has taken the site to another level.

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Kyle Musser - Photography Editor (New Hampshire)

Kyle revitalized our photography section by shooting tons of shows from all different genres of music. Over the years we've been lucky enough to see his style and skill develop.

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Madison Van Houten - Video Editor (Asbury Park)

Madison joined our team and immediately took a big role running our video team and designing art for our site! Now that she's here, the sky is the limit for our YouTube channel.

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Molly Mary O'Brien - Video Editor (NYC)

Molly joined our site in 2021 and immediately took a large role producing her video interview series: The Details. She is helping to run and expand our video team and live streaming events.

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Brett Shumaker - Live Sessions Booking (Pittsburgh)

Brett (who books Pittsburgh venue, Mr Robot), has taken over the booking for our live sessions as well. He is always looking for great new artists and assembling awesome lineups.

Contributors

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Hope Ankley (Atlanta)

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Dave Gutierrez (New York)

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Luke Ferrara (Albany)

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Jordan Walsh (Philadelphia)

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Michelle Bruton (Chicago)

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Joel Funk (New York)

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Adam Parshall (Boston)

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Jami Fowler (Kentucky)

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Aaron Eisenreich (Pittsburgh)

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Konstantina Buhalis (Michigan)

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Jane Lai (Brooklyn)

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Tyler Holland (NYC)

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Emma Bowers (NYC)

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Scott Fugger (Connecticut)

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Julia Leiby (Philadelphia)

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Steven LaLonde (Montreal)