Posts filed under: Alt-Rock

The “27 Club” / INXS “Don’t Change”

Rock's tragic "27 Club" and a corollary member at 37, Michael Hutchence of INXS.... Read More

The Smithereens “Behind The Wall Of Sleep”

An underrated power-pop band named after a Yosemite Sam line, The Smithereens somehow never quite, well, blew up.... Read More

Social Distortion “Ball and Chain”

A simple 4-chord resolution for the new year: can you release your ball and chain?... Read More

Dance Week / OK Go “Here It Goes Again” (2006)

The classic treadmill video. If you know, you know. Ready, set, OK Go.... Read More

The Best of Dave Grohl

The most wildly diverse, entertaining, accomplished, and righteous musical performer of the last 30 years has been Dave Grohl.... Read More

Counting Crows “A Long December” (1996)

Music City, matted hair, and a message of hope: A short story via Nashville.... Read More

Big Star “Thank You Friends” (1978)

"The most influential band you've never heard of" helps bring jangly Thanksgiving wishes.... Read More

Bottle Rockets “I’ve Been Dying” (1998)

Aptly capturing the 2020 year, with lyrics written over two decades prior, the Bottle Rockets do as they reliably do: out of a boulder of misery they can still chisel a rock and roll jewel.... Read More

The Godfathers “Birth, School, Work, Death” (1988)

..The Godfathers, an ‘80’s English new wave band, seemed to have it boiled down to a pretty tight outline. There it is, on their biggest U.S. hit, a philosophy in four words..... Read More

Maxshh “Song For Dad” (2020)

..Rather than try to record what he’d conceived of as his far-reaching “super-incubated encyclopedia of everything,” he returned, instead, to one of his earliest listening roots: pop/rock music, songs formulated and stylized to leave a first impression of “nice” rather than “challenging.”... Read More
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