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Let's Talk About Modern Alternative Rock


By o-din

8 months ago



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#1 8 months ago

Alternative has been around about as long as rock itself and I always listened to as much as I could find.

However in the post grunge days of the mid 90s, a new wave of alternative burst upon the scene spearheaded buy a few older bands and many new ones and that wave is still alive and thriving today.

This thread is about the modern era of alt rock, bands and music that fill modern festivals like Coachella and fuel our fire.

I'm going to start it off with an oldie but a goody. Can you name that pinball machine?

#2 8 months ago

Something a tad newer.

#3 8 months ago

Wow, I must have hit upon the heart and soul of pinside with this thread. lol

Let's see if anyone in this arena remembers this one.

#4 8 months ago

Alternative was merely a rebranding of Indie / College Radio all stars.
Big labels bought out the best acts from the smaller labels and needed a branding name for it.
Not really a Genre. Not even an Ethos, really. Just a name.

#5 8 months ago

It is a title that does group a lot of different kinds of music together. Different kinds of music that can sometimes all be grouped together on certain radio stations and at some of the larger festivals of today. Where fans can enjoy the variety.

#6 8 months ago

Probably my favorite genre during my teens and 20s, still enjoying it in my 30s.

#7 8 months ago

Not hip to most of the new shit, and more on point is I have no idea what modern alternative music would sound like.

I've heard of bands like cage the elephant, black keys, & fun, but I don't like the music and couldn't pick them out of a line up (not ONLY their fault or anything).

#8 8 months ago

Here’s a good one.

#9 8 months ago

For me, it was the soundtrack and backdrop of the great decade that was the 90s and on into the 2000s. And really it still is today. A big surge happened about 5-10 years ago with a lot of new talent.

Don't get to shows much anymore, but love watching those huge festivals they show on mtv live channel. And smaller shows like Guitar Center sessions.

#10 8 months ago

I'm a big fan of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club since their first album. Saw them in Philly once and it was the best concert I ever went to.

Discovered Nightmare Air last year when they opened for Gary Numan on his tour.

Sorry no YouTube vids - feeling lazy right now. Don't want to burn any calories with mouse clicks and what not.

#11 8 months ago
Quoted from Bowlingpin:

Here’s a good one.

My 21 year old daughter's favorite band and has seen them live several times now. Hard to believe how long they have been around and still are very relevant today with an amazing and energetic live show.

#12 8 months ago

One of my favorites from a few years ago. Gets me everytime it comes on the radio.

Life's too short to even care at all.. whoa oh...

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#14 8 months ago

Some of the newer stuff is ok. I really like most of Muse's stuff. Hysteria by them is pretty hard to beat.

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#17 8 months ago
Quoted from jgentry:

I really like most of Muse's stuff. Hysteria by them is pretty hard to beat.

Love em or hate em, they fill huge arenas around the world.

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#19 8 months ago

Love the Deal sisters. Crank that one up with as much bass as your sub will handle.

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#24 8 months ago

This is way funner than that stupid punk rock thread.

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#26 8 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

I'm going to start it off with an oldie but a goody. Can you name that pinball machine?

Creech

#27 8 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

Love em or hate em, they fill huge arenas around the world.

Their shows are pretty epic. They are super talented and I like the way they use the base to drive the rhythm since there is only 3 of them. Their newer stuff is a lot lighter and i dont like it as much as their early stuff but its still at least unique.

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#32 8 months ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Goin back a bit

When I'm driving somewhere and I don't have anything in mind, I'll connect my phone to my car stereo and just put it on all songs -> random. Roughly 9.5K tracks to choose from, but my phone knows what I like. It seems like once a month or so, it will decide to land on JAMC's "I hate rock and roll"

This is when I end up just hitting repeat and listening to the same song over and over until I get where I was going.

#33 8 months ago

Guess we should include some Foster the People. First time I heard this I tought it was a girl singing. lol. Can't believe it is 8 years old now.

#34 8 months ago

JAMC were so good. Lucky enough to see them once.
Entire Psychocandy album is still addictive

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I've got something against you!

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#42 8 months ago

Look at young Johnny Marr!^^^^

#43 8 months ago

Sparklehorse

#44 8 months ago

Primus Sucks!

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#46 8 months ago

I saw this album when it came out & thought the cover was great, but never got around to actually listenening to it till recently.
Great album overall.

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#49 8 months ago

I've gotten into Courtney Barnett. Here she is with Kurt Vile. She's got three albums - I think she's pretty freaking cool...

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