Posts in category "Alternative"

11 Prime Cuts from Latter-Day R.E.M.

Today is a pretty momentous anniversary in the annals of rock music, as 20 years ago Nirvana’s Nevermind album was released. Its subsequent explosion–led by lead single “Smells Like Teen Spirit”–is largely credited with ushering in the era of alternative music. But the big music story of this week had to do with a band... Read more »

My 11 Favorite Pearl Jam Songs (in honor of their 20th Anniversary and Destination Weekend)

My 11 Favorite Pearl Jam Songs (in honor of their 20th Anniversary and Destination Weekend)
This Sunday I’m heading up to Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin for Pearl Jam Destination Weekend. Celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary, it’s a two-day festival of sorts–and Pearl Jam’s only U.S. dates this year–but the Saturday and Sunday lineups are the same. Thus I only got a ticket for Sunday, though I’ve enjoyed seeing... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Take Me Over" by Cut Copy

      Song Of The Day by Eric Berman “Take Me Over” by Cut Copy I’ve got to admit that I came late to the Cut Copy party seeing them for the first time last night at Pitchfork. What I saw was a band tapping into a deep well of ’80s dance music…and we,... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Bizness" by tUnE-yArDs

Song Of The Day¬† by Eric Berman “Bizness” by tUnE-yArDs One of the acts I’m looking forward to seeing this weekend at the Pitchfork Music Festival is tUnE-yArDs. What started out as a free-download solo project for Merrill Garbus of the band Sister Suvi, has turned into her full time gig. This song is from... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People from the album “Torches” Sure they sound just like MGMT…but that’s not necessarily a bad thing since they’re just as good as they are. First saw this band perform on Jay Leno a few months ago and really liked this song.... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Teenage Riot" by Sonic Youth

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Teenage Riot” by Sonic Youth By 1988 and the album “Daydream Nation,” Sonic Youth were already six albums into their career. They invented grunge before it had a name dabbling in noise and strange guitar tunings.  All these years later, they are still a force to reckon... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Real Emotional Trash" by Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Real Emotional Trash” by Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks In the realm of heaviosity, they don’t come any heavier than Malkmus’  Jicks.  Here’s a live version of the title track of their 2008 album a year before its release.  They’ll be releasing a new platter in a... Read more »

Song Of the Day - "All My Own Stunts" by Arctic Monkeys

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “All My Own Stunts” by Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys burst onto the scene in 2005 with the fastest selling debut album in British Rock history.  Four albums in with “Suck It And See,” they still make a powerful noise with vocalist-songwriter Alex Turner at the helm and... Read more »

Song Of the Day - "Can't Keep" by Eddie Vedder

by Eric Berman Like Tiny Tim before him, Eddie Vedder has released an album of ukulele songs called “Ukulele Songs.” While there’s no “Tiptoe Through The Tulips” to be found on this album, the collection shows a more restrained side of Vedder who performs a mix of originals and standards.  Eddie will be “Rockin’ In... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Illumininine" by Thurston Moore

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Illuminine” by Thurston Moore From the noise-master behind Sonic Youth comes his fourth solo album “Demolished Thoughts” produced by Beck. A sonically placid affair chock full of acoustics.  If you close your eyes while listening, you could still hear how the Sonic Youth mothership would’ve treated these... Read more »
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