The Alternative Show is a weekly show produced by the St. Joseph Music Foundation featuring the
music and artists of the 'Alternative' movement.
One of the best explanations of Alternative Music comes from Wikipedia.
"Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a genre of rock
music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. Alternative rock consists
various subgenres that have emerged from the independent music scene since the 1980s, such as
grunge, Britpop, gothic rock, and indie pop. These genres are unified by their collective debt to
and/or ethos of punk rock, which laid the groundwork for alternative music in the 1970s.
alternative rock has been used as a catch-all phrase for rock music from underground
artists in the
1980s, and all music descended from punk rock (including punk itself, New Wave, and
While a few bands like R.E.M. and The Cure achieved commercial success and mainstream critical
recognition, many alternative rock artists during the 1980s were cult acts that recorded on
labels and received their exposure through college radio airplay and word-of-mouth.
breakthrough of Nirvana and the popularity of the grunge and Britpop movements in the
alternative rock entered the musical mainstream and many alternative bands became
The Alternative Showairs every Wednesday at 1:00 pm Central Time.
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