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musicJane’s Addiction Ushered in the Alternative-Rock Era — and Continues at Riot Fest
When Jane’s Addiction released its debut studio album, Nothing’s Shocking, in 1988, it was a watershed moment in what came to be called alternative rock, though at the time, there wasn’t such a clumsy genre tag for it. Still, Jane’s Addiction didn’t really …
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Alternative rock returns to 101.1 FM
Alternative rock reclaimed its longtime home on 101.1 FM this morning, offering a rude awakening for some listeners, and relief for its long-suffering fans. The station, which had been programming adult hits, flipped the switch Friday morning, bringing …
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Alternative Rock
In the early `80s, something called “alternative rock“ was born, and the rest of the pop-music universe pretty much ignored it — until now. The “alternative“ label originally applied to underground rock bands that were aggressively anti-commercial in …
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Latest Alternative Rock News

105092277An alternative history of ‘90s rock
In the early ‘90s alternative music was embraced by the media and the masses, marking the start of an exciting and confusing period for artists and fans, writes Craig Schuftan. Looking back on the era, was there a revolution or did bands simply sell out?
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The Amazing Journey of the Different Alternative Rock Bands
The Feelies, Violent Femmes, and R.E.M. were the very first popular alternative rock bands American had seen. Let’s take a look at the alternative rock bands’ journey so far. Alternative rock music is a subgenre of rock music wherein there are more …
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From down under: Former Men at Work singer Hay coming to State College
Hay is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Jan. 22 at The State Theatre. The concert also will feature Chris Trapper, front man for the late 1990s alternative rock band The Push Stars and whose music today is considered roots-pop. “Colin Hay appeals to a wide …
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Alternative rock returns to 101.1 FM

musicAlternative rock returns to 101.1 FM
Alternative rock reclaimed its longtime home on 101.1 FM this morning, offering a rude awakening for some listeners, and relief for its long-suffering fans. The station, which had been programming adult hits, flipped the switch Friday morning, bringing …
Read more on Chicago Tribune

‘The Edge’ is bringing alternative rock to B.C.
‘The Edge’ is bringing alternative rock to B.C. Radio station 104.9 WBXX-FM changed formats, moving from light rock to alternative rock. Check out this story on battlecreekenquirer.com: http://bcene.ws/1WSpFXw
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Here Are The Top 20 One-Hit Wonders Of ’90s Alternative Rock
The 1990s were the pinnacle for alternative rock. After all, the very name of the genre is owed to the fact that these sorts of bands were seen as the alternative to the prevailing rock music of the late ’80s, when hair metal still reigned supreme.
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20 Alternative Rock Music Videos Turning 20 in 2016

music20 Alternative Rock Music Videos Turning 20 in 2016
No Doubt, 311, Green Day, Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more — get ready to feel nostalgic. 1996 was a memorable year for alternative rock. It was a time when MTV was highlighting “Buzz Bin”-worthy bands and granting heavy rotation to artists on …
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Alternative Rock Bands
The Feelies, Violent Femmes, and R.E.M. were the very first popular alternative rock bands American had seen. Let’s take a look at the alternative rock bands’ journey so far. Alternative rock music is a subgenre of rock music wherein there are more …
Read more on Buzzle

Forget Pearl Jam. Alternative Rock Lives.
FOR SOME TIME, MUSIC FANS have complained that the term alternative rock has lost its meaning. Radio stations that play it sound stale, and many of the bands don’t have the sales power they once did. But alternative rock hasn’t lost its meaning: it has …
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