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system of a down avril lavigne alternative road trip songs

Flashback to your 2000s scene phase. You’re a day out from a road trip and focused entirely on prepping. Does that mean double-checking your suitcase or gas tank, though? Of course not. You’re more concerned with loading up your iPod with alternative summer hits. Fortunately, even in the wake of widespread technological innovations, some basic […]

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paino-driven alternative songs something corporate all american rejects evanescence hey monday

The emo genre is cathartic by nature, but slow songs provide an opportunity for artists to reflect even more deeply on the feelings that make us human. And somehow, even when featured alongside angst-fueled, uptempo tracks, the ballads always end up being some of the most memorable songs on their respective albums. They have this […]

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modern emo bands, dream state, yours truly, tiny kingdoms, magnolia park

It’s easy to look back at 2000s emo music with a sense of longing. After all, it boasted artists and sounds that have long since dissipated… That’s not really the case, though, is it? While we can still stream music by our favorite bands of the time, new artists are constantly developing reminiscent styles. So, […]

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musicians leaving bands new projects, little hurt, dallon weekes, caleb shomo, daniel davison

As bands morph and grow, they can become more cohesive, or they may choose to break up or replace members who need to follow their passion.  These splits may hurt longtime fans, but it’s usually for the best. Everyone deserves a chance to explore their interests and what feels right in and out of the […]

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Musicians with multiple bands successful alternative side projects

No lie, as exciting as it is when our favorite musicians take on new projects, it’s always a little disconcerting. After all, we have to wonder if they’re going to live up to the greatness we’ve come to expect. That said, a number of alternative artists have already proved that success doesn’t have to be a […]

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best electronic rock artists

The incorporation of electronic sounds into alternative music is hardly a new phenomenon. In the mid-2000s, bands such as Cobra Starship and 3OH!3 made names for themselves in the scene with their synth-heavy infusions. And while the resulting “neon” era seemed to be short-lived, these artists were largely ahead of their time. With the mainstream […]

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Neon Pop Punk Bands Lyric Quiz

It’s impossible to picture the 2000s alternative music scene without the added flair of neon pop punk. Between its bright fashion, catchy lyrics and synth-ridden melodies, the era is the one that stands out most from the decade. Even 10 years out from the neon heyday, we’re still struggling to get a number of songs […]

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Some records just have perfect titles. Consider NOFX or Peter Gabriel.  But when Andrew McMahon chose Everything In Transit as the name of his solo debut, he didn’t know what kind of craziness he life was moving into. In this oral history video, McMahon recalls the stories that made his first record as Jack’s Mannequin a […]

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Aug. 23 marks the official 15-year anniversary of Jack’s Mannequin‘s Everything In Transit. In celebration of the anniversary, Andrew McMahon recently performed three drive-in concerts in Southern California. Now, McMahon has announced that he’s taking his drive-in anniversary shows to the East Coast later this month. Read more: Watch Netflix’s first trailer for Ryan Murphy […]

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