Grammy Winners 2023: See the full Alternative and Rock winners list

The 2023 Grammy Awards are happening today (Feb. 5) in Los Angeles. The rock, alternative and metal categories are stacked with stalwarts as well as unexpected nominees. Turnstile were nominated in three categories: Best Rock Performance, Best Metal Performance, and Best Rock Song, while Wet Leg received five nods including Best Alternative Music Performance, Best Alternative […]

How JAWNY created a series of one-take videos that center on love and heartbreak

JAWNY breaks down the creation of “wide eyed,” another of his narrative-driven, one-take music videos. He also details touring with Wallice in 2023.

JAWNY and Beck get together for new version of "take it back"

JAWNY and Beck have teamed up on the new version of “take it back.” The track was originally released as a part of JAWNY’s 2021 EP The Story Of Hugo.

Arcade Fire celebrate new album 'WE' with 'Saturday Night Live' performance—watch

Arcade Fire performed “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)” and “The Lightning I, II” on Saturday Night Live. Both songs come from the band’s recently released sixth album, WE. This performance marks Arcade Fire‘s fifth appearance on Saturday Night Live. Read more: 14 modern artists who are continuing to build the legacy of indie After finishing the second […]

Arcade Fire release sixth album 'WE,' announce 2022 world tour

Arcade Fire just dropped their sixth album, WE, via Columbia Records. The release coincides with the announcement of Arcade Fire’s 2022 world tour. The tour kicks off Aug. 30 in Dublin and ends Dec. 1 in Toronto. Tickets for all tour dates go on sale here May 13 at 10 a.m. local time. Read more: […]

20 albums that paved the way for alternative as we know it

After the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll, it was clear that something was starting to emerge from the underground. As the genres of hair metal and pop rock dominated the charts, the rise of alternative rock gave a voice to people who might have been considered too strange for the early MTV generation. Years […]

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominations: Rage Against The Machine, Beck and more

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for 2022. A total of 17 acts have been nominated, including New York Dolls,  MC5, Kate Bush and DEVO. Seven of the nominees have been nominated for the first time. The first timers include Eminem, Beck, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon […]

JAWNY discusses skateboarding and why his mom is his biggest inspiration

JAWNY connected with AltPress for issue #399. During the 10 Topics conversation, the indie-pop artist talks about his greatest musical strength, his (almost) professional skateboarding career and the most important lessons he has learned so far. GREATEST MUSICAL STRENGTH I genuinely think my greatest musical strength is that I can play every instrument decently. I […]

These 10 performers demonstrate the enduring influence of Sparks

Due to English director Edgar Wright’s (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz) recent cinematic hagiography The Sparks Brothers, 2021 has become the year of Sparks. Variously described as “the best British band to come from Los Angeles,” “your favorite band’s favorite band” and “the greatest band you’ve never heard of,” it’s high time. After all, […]

Oliver Tree is all about "mixing together things that maybe don’t fit"

Love him, hate him, stick your tongue in his mouth or bash him in the head with the business end of a dockless scooter, Oliver Tree isn’t going to go away quietly. And thank your favorite deity for bringing him on the planet. Because whether your mom wouldn’t be caught dead in that ’70s purple […]

Lorde, Charli XCX and more join lineup for Primavera Sound 2022

Lorde is scheduled to perform as part of the newly announced 2022 Primavera Sound festival lineup. The appearance will mark her first live performance since the Melodrama World Tour in 2018. Lorde began trending on Twitter as thousands of her fans shared their excitement and disbelief about the singer’s return to the stage. Read more: […]

Phoebe Bridgers is auctioning off her smashed ‘SNL’ guitar to benefit GLAAD

About two months ago, Phoebe Bridgers hit the Saturday Night Live stage for her performance debut. At the end of her two-song set, the musician smashed her guitar on stage, immediately earning the praise of fans and the attention of others. Now, that iconic piece of music history has headed to auction to benefit GLAAD, […]

Record Store Day 2021 drops include iDKHOW, FFTL, K.Flay and more

Record Store Day 2021 is quickly approaching, and the annual event has finally released its list of exclusive and limited vinyl. I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, From First To Last, K.Flay, twenty one pilots and Linkin Park are among the lengthy list of RSD selections that includes more than 400 releases for […]

St. Vincent ranks Paul McCartney praising her work as a top moment

St. Vincent is gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated full-length Daddy’s Home, but that’s not the only project she’s excited for the world to hear. This week, the mastermind behind St. Vincent, Annie Clark, opened up about what it was like to work with Paul McCartney on a reworking of “Women And […]

Skullcrusher channels Radiohead, My Bloody Valentine and more in new EP

When asked if she’d ever expected for her 2020 debut under Skullcrusher to receive such immediate and widespread critical acclaim, singer-songwriter Helen Ballentine at first answers with a simple “No.” “It’s quite overwhelming,” she goes on to explain. “I didn’t have that smooth transition of playing a few shows and maybe getting one blog write-up. […]

Fiona Apple wins Best Alternative Music Album at the 2021 Grammys

Fiona Apple has officially won the Best Alternative Music Album award at the Grammys for Fetch The Bolt Cutters. The award was presented during the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony. Apple was nominated alongside Beck’s Hyperspace, Phoebe Bridgers’ Punisher, Brittany Howard’s Jaime and Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush for the coveted award. Read more: This virtual Fall Out […]

Grammy Awards announces 2021 winners—see the full list

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards is airing live from Los Angeles Sunday with host Trevor Noah. The Grammys ceremony was postponed from its original date in January over COVID-19 concerns and is now broadcasting with a mix of in-person and virtual participation on CBS. See the full list of 2021 Grammys winners and nominees from […]

Paul McCartney enlists Dominic Fike to reimagine "The Kiss Of Venus"

Back in December, Paul McCartney released his 18th solo album McCartney III. Now, the legendary Beatles member is revisiting the album alongside some familiar faces. On April 16, he is putting out McCartney III Imagined, a collection of reimagined songs from his 2020 album. Now, fans are getting their first taste of the upcoming record. On Thursday, […]

10 new songs you need to hear from Tilian, Wolf Alice, Brand Of Sacrifice and more

From metal to rap to indie, there’s something for everyone in all the new music released this week. Waterparks started a new era, and Denzel Curry announced a feature-stacked remix album. You will definitely want to keep your eye on these new songs from new and old favorites alike. Check them out below. Read more: […]

10 hidden tracks from the '90s that you definitely shouldn't skip over

Today’s kids have no idea what they are missing when it comes to CDs being a thing of the past. Namely, the hidden track. What a thing of beauty, truly embraced in the ’90s by musicians and fans alike, only to slowly fall away come the 2000s, popping up sporadically, until the true death knell […]

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