Tag: alternative music

blackbear issue 397 cover story

blackbear on the path that led from his emo roots to a new sonic...

Born and raised in Florida, Matthew Tyler Musto—these days better known as blackbear—has been making music, and making music his life, since at least...
11 bands with the same lineup - Green Day

11 alternative groups still playing together after a decade or more

Whether due to personal reasons, creative differences or non-music-related conflicts, it’s pretty common for a band’s lineup to shift over time. And in that...
hyperpop artists to know

15 artists changing the landscape of alternative music with hyperpop

Although it has the word in its name, hyperpop is a far cry from the pop music you hear when you turn the radio...
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15 up-and-coming solo artists to add to your playlist

In a scene chock-full of prolific bands, solo artists have often felt like a rarity. Still, that hasn’t prevented musicians such as Avril Lavigne...
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15 alternative songs you may have missed in your favorite TV shows

Television is a great way to find new music and rediscover old songs. When artists are featured on TV show soundtracks, they are able...
Alternative songs about mental health | Uplifting alternative music

10 alternative songs that explore the highs and lows of mental health

If there's anything that holds true throughout the alternative music scene, it's an inclination toward vulnerable self-expression. For decades, artists have worn their hearts on their...
Japanese pop-punk bands | New alternative music from Japan

10 Japanese pop-punk bands who are prominent forces in the genre

You don't have to look back at the Hot Topic crowd's fixation with Hello Kitty to see the influence of Japanese culture on the alternative scene. The music speaks for itself. We've...
Spoken word song introductions | Spoken parts in music

10 spoken-word song intros you should never skip over

In music, there are few universal truths. That said, the inherent ability for a well-crafted spoken-word part to send a shiver down the spine...
Successful alternative debut albums | Breakout alternative records

10 artists who completely took off after their debut albums

If there's one universal truth to alternative music, it's that there's no one path to success. Many talented artists grind for years, putting out...
Alternative drum intros | Iconic alternative drummers

10 legendary drum intros that will always be instantly recognizable

If there's one indisputable truth in this world, it's that alternative music has no shortage of iconic drummers. Quite literally setting the beat for...