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Sundays, 10am - 12pm

The Best From The 80's and 90's

Join Brian Phillips every Sunday morning at 10 for Alt_Backspace, two hours of classic Alternative music from the 80’s and 90’s spanning new wave, grunge, Britpop, post-punk genres and more.

Alt_Backspace core artists include bands like Depeche Mode, The Smiths, The Cure and The Smashing Pumpkins mixed with album tracks from bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Oasis, Weezer and 311.

The Latest Playlists

10.14.18 Alt_Backspace

10.14.18 Alt_Backspace

A solid set spotlighting songs from Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, The Cure, Devo and Roxy Music, plus album anniversaries from Green Day, The Lemonheads and Cake!

10.7.18 Alt_Backspace

10.7.18 Alt_Backspace

Oasis, Jane’s Addiction and The Smiths lead this marathon morning set along with pace keepers from Rancid, New Order and the letters XTC, R.E.M and O.M.D. Plus, it’s the 25th anniversary of Mazzy Star’s swoon along classic “Fade Into You”.

9.30.18 Alt_Backspace

9.30.18 Alt_Backspace

Depeche Mode, Social D and Green Day along with one-hit wonders (Kajagoogoo, Len) and music from the Empire Records soundtrack (The The, Edwyn Collins) round out this set of Devo dome hat approved 80s and 90s tunes!

9.23.18 Alt_Backspace

9.23.18 Alt_Backspace

Leading with a track from Nirvana’s “Nevermind” released 27 years ago, UK imports (Oasis, The English Beat, James), solid ska horns (Goldfinger, Less Than Jake) and a classic shredder from Hum make up this set of retro goods.

9.16.18 Alt_Backspace

9.16.18 Alt_Backspace

More Riot Fest bands (Weezer, Bad Religion, Johnny Marr of The Smiths) along with cool UK bands (Catherine Wheel, Blur and Supergrass) and the retro “poof mullets” of A Flock Of Seagulls complete this set of 80s and 90s goods.

9.9.18 Alt_Backspace

9.9.18 Alt_Backspace

A retro set with some artists playing Riot Fest next weekend (Beck, Gary Numan, Killing Joke), a catchy accordion tune released 30 years ago (Peek-A-Boo) and one of Eddie Vedder’s favorite non-Pearl Jam songs (Buffalo Tom).

9.2.18 Alt_Backspace

9.2.18 Alt_Backspace

A Labor Day weekend 80s and 90s set complete with tunes from 2 albums released 24 years ago, a visit from one of Bono’s on-stage personas from the Zoo TV tour and the mezmerizing vocals of Polly Jean Harvey.

8.26.18 Alt_Backspace

8.26.18 Alt_Backspace

Solid set of retro 80s and 90s tunes complete with two cool covers, a Canadian beach party jam and crash course in guitar shredding from Professor J Mascis.

8.19.18 Alt_Backspace

8.19.18 Alt_Backspace

A summer vibes set of retro goods complete with sing-along anthems, ska horns and a refresher course on charm and popularity!

8.12.18 Alt_Backspace

8.12.18 Alt_Backspace

A Sunday morning soundtrack complete with 80s and 90s classics, cool covers, a cameo and CAKE!