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10 iconic alternative albums that deserve to be certified RIAA gold
10 iconic alternative albums that deserve to be certified RIAA gold
We've already established that there are some surprises that come with RIAA certifications. That said, there's nothing more troubling than realizing that some of the most iconic alternative albums have never been certified gold. It's not particularly surprising that there are some discrepancies between an album's generalized reception and its certification standing. Aft...
10 alternative artists who embraced electronica for a whole new sound
10 alternative artists who embraced electronica for a whole new sound
The incorporation of electronic sounds into alternative music is hardly a new phenomenon. In the mid-2000s, bands such as Cobra Starship and 3OH!3 made names for themselves in the scene with their synth-heavy infusions. And while the resulting "neon" era seemed to be short-lived, these artists were largely ahead of their time...
How Andrew McMahon got to ‘One Tree Hill’ despite his doctor’s wishes
How Andrew McMahon got to ‘One Tree Hill’ despite his doctor’s wishes
Some records just have perfect titles. Consider NOFX or Peter Gabriel.  But when Andrew McMahon chose Everything In Transit as the name of his solo debut, he didn't know what kind of craziness he life was moving into. In this oral history video, McMahon recalls the stories that made his first record as Jack's Mannequin a true milestone. "I've...
You can now stream Andrew McMahon’s ‘Everything In Transit’ drive-in set
You can now stream Andrew McMahon’s ‘Everything In Transit’ drive-in set
Back in June, Andrew McMahon announced that he is teaming up with Drive-In OC for a two-night drive-in concert series. In celebration of Jack Mannequin's Everything In Transit anniversary, McMahon is playing the album in its entirety. Now, McMahon has announced that his Saturday performance is being livestreamed for fans. Re...
19 scene albums from 2005 you probably still have on repeat
19 scene albums from 2005 you probably still have on repeat
In 2005, an unexpected but revolutionary wave of scene music hit the mainstream. It was the year Myspace rose in the online ranks social media and became the most popular of its kind. It gave bands new avenues to introduce their unique sounds to the masses and familiarize the world with the classic scenester selfie pose: brutally teased hair, one eye hidden behind bangs and a kissy face to match..
Is this a Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin or Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness lyric?
Is this a Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin or Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness lyric?
Andrew McMahon is arguably one of the hardest-working musicians in the alternative scene, having started his first successful band Something Corporate in high school. This band delivered such hits as “I Woke Up In A Car” and “Punk Rock Princess” from their major-label record Leaving Through The Window that McMahon still plays during his live shows today. The success led to ...

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