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On This Day: Nirvana’s “Nevermind” makes alternative rock history

The cover of the album,

Natalie Hanson

September 24, 2018

If I tell you that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is 27 this year, does that make you feel ancient yet? That's right, it's been 27 years today since "Nevermind" made its entrance in 1991. The music industry has never been the same since. It's no exaggeration to say that this second album by Nirvana took the ...

Playlist: 9 throwback tracks for your indie rock fix

The cover of Arcade Fire's album

Natalie Hanson

September 10, 2018

Why not break into September with the accompaniment of some throwback indie alternative tracks? Here are some of our picks, either as an introduction to some well-known artists of the genre or if you're looking for some old favorites. Joyride - The Killers This hit is full of funk and has enough energy for dancing or giving your night ...

Coachella is not worth it

Photo credit: Grant Garnsey

Sam Rios

April 6, 2016

Coachella kicks off April 15 in Indio, California, and the stress of not being able to attend this music-powered, euphoric drug-fest starts to set in. It may seem as though not going to Coachella is the end of all experience, but Coachella isn’t really that great anyways. Here’s how it goes. Fi...

Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

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December 16, 2015

"A Head Full of Dreams" is a great album capable of captivating many audiences. Coldplay shows their ability to step into elements of genres such as world music, soul, electronic and jazz while still maintaining the underlying alternative rock sound that they have always been known for.Even though their debut a...

Local singer-songwriters dazzle at 1078 gallery

Jack Knight, Ave Grave, Russell Rabut and David Friendlander perform passionately at 1078 Gallery on Friday. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jake Hutchison

September 21, 2014

Though local artist Ave Grave opened the show Friday at 1078 Gallery while donning a skeleton costume, he ultimately drew the attention of the audience with his smooth, powerful vocals and comedic charm. From discussing new friends to his love for TV show Twin Peaks, Ave Grave kept the attention of the aud...

Auditorium hosts fist-pumping, crowd-surfing good time

Jon Mess screams during Dance Gavin Dance's Friday night performance at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Ashiah Scharaga

March 29, 2014

Dance Gavin Dance's lead singer Tilian Pearson high-fives and fist-bumps a crowd member pressed against the Bell Memorial Union stage. Pearson smiles and launches into high notes that most people wouldn't brave in the shower, while his bandmates play fast-paced, energized rock riffs. The post-hardcore, e...

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