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Hosted by 101 WKQX's Jon Manley and James VanOsdol, the History of Alternative digs deep into everything alternative.

The History of Alternative 101 WKQX

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    • 4.8 • 10 Ratings

Hosted by 101 WKQX's Jon Manley and James VanOsdol, the History of Alternative digs deep into everything alternative.

    History of Alternative- The Story of 1991

    History of Alternative- The Story of 1991

    1991 was the year that Alternative broke.  5 of the best albums of all time were all released in 1991. If you’re looking for any insight into the History Of Alternative, start with The Story of 1991. 

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    • 23 min
    Smelled Like Lou Dog Inside the Van. Sublime (Episode 35)

    Smelled Like Lou Dog Inside the Van. Sublime (Episode 35)

    What happens when a band of slobby, hard partying misfits with an undeniably charismatic lead singer and a dalmatian somehow records what would eventually become one of the biggest alternative albums of the 90’s?  This is the story of Sublime’s 1996 6x platinum self titled album, which just turned 25 years old.

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    • 5 min
    Concerts are back! (Episode 34)

    Concerts are back! (Episode 34)

    Now that concerts are back on the books, Manley & JVO talk about the first and best concerts they ever went to. Sponsored by St. Xavier University.

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    • 32 min
    U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! (Episode 33)

    U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! (Episode 33)

    With the long Independence Day weekend ahead, Jon Manley and James VanOsdol name their top picks for "most influential American alternative artists."

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    • 27 min
    Teamwork makes the dream work: A history of collaborations (with special guests Robert Smith and CHVRCHES) - Episode 32

    Teamwork makes the dream work: A history of collaborations (with special guests Robert Smith and CHVRCHES) - Episode 32

    The History of Alternative has given us an innumerable amount of stellar collaborations, all the way up through the very recent collaboration between CHVRCHES and Robert Smith of the Cure, “How Not to Drown.” Robert Smith and the members of CHVRCHES jump on the podcast this week o talk about their collaboration, and dozens of other iconic team-ups!

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    • 23 min
    It's festival season! (Episode 31)

    It's festival season! (Episode 31)

    As the summer concert season is officially back and in full swing, we take a long look at the history of the music festival. Joining us for insider knowledge and info is Andy Cirzan, VP of longtime Chicago concert and entertainment promoter Jam Productions.

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Anon Uh Mouse ,

Guest episodes are very good...

...but the ones with just the hosts, not so much. They should talk more about the music and not random other things.

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