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Jelani Aryeh wants to help listeners reconnect with their inner child

If you’re yearning for a soundtrack to discovering the unknown, traveling to distant, sunny lands, reinventing your perceptions or embracing new experiences, look no...
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15 alternative music stars who got their start working in record stores

Record stores are magical places. A good, well-stocked and curated record shop with a knowledgeable staff can influence tastes, expand horizons and serve as...
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10 artists who brought the alternative scene to your favorite TV shows

Across the 2000s and 2010s, there was a whole lot of angsty entertainment to watch on TV or in movies. Often, the lines between...
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Kathleen Hanna’s Tees4Togo highlights the space between art and activism

Kathleen Hanna led the charge of the riot grrrl movement and helmed pioneering bands, including Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and the Julie Ruin. Aside...
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20 books written by or about women musicians to add to your reading list

When searching a bookstore for music memoirs, it’s likely that the shelves are packed with men such as Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash and Keith...
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10 times musicians designed their own album cover art

We may be taught not to judge books by their covers, but are we always so kind to albums? In a sea of iconic...
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15 bands who are crucial to the history of noise music

When it initially blasted into the world from New York’s Lower East Side almost concurrently with punk in 1977, it was dubbed no wave....
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5 Dr. Martens collabs that have embraced every alternative subculture

At this point, Dr. Martens—Docs, DMs, whatever you want to call them—have been around for 74 years. And, for almost all of that time,...
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15 essential post-punk bands who represent the evolution of the genre

Post-punk had to happen. Punk rock opened all this space for people to make exactly the kind of art or culture that the disenfranchised...
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10 alternative albums by women that have influenced music since the ’90s

As some of our favorite pop-punk bands continue to show us, we have a lot to thank 1990s alternative music for. Not only did the mainstream...