Alt_Backspace

Saturdays, 6am-8am // Sundays, 10am - 12pm

The Best From The 80's and 90's

Join Brian Phillips every Saturday morning at 6 and 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 artists include The Smiths, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Oasis, Soundgarden, Weezer and 311 along with many other songs and bands from the 80s and 90s.

The Latest Playlists

5.31.2020 Alt_Backspace

5.31.2020 Alt_Backspace

Oasis, Depeche Mode and STP lead this set along with The Smiths, Radiohead, Buffalo Tom and XTC plus New Order, Screaming Trees from the SINGLES soundtrack and songs of summer from Fountains Of Wayne and Sublime.

5.24.2020 Alt_Backspace

5.24.2020 Alt_Backspace

Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden lead this set along with The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails and Third Eye Blind plus The Cure, Blur, Beck and a hypothetical commencement speech delivered by Baz Luhrmann.

5.17.2020 Alt_Backspace

5.17.2020 Alt_Backspace

Oasis, Pearl Jam and Social D lead this set along with Veruca Salt, Dinosaur Jr, Green Day and Sonic Youth plus STP, XTC, Nada Surf and “Super Bon Bon” from Soul Coughing.

5.10.2020 Alt_Backspace

5.10.2020 Alt_Backspace

The Smiths, Radiohead, Beck and Weezer lead this set along with Garbage, The Pretenders, Siouxsie And The Banshees plus The Cure, Material Issue, “Mother Mother” from Tracy Bonham and the mother of all gloom-rock mother tunes from Mr. Glenn Danzig!

5.3.2020 Alt_Backspace

5.3.2020 Alt_Backspace

Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and The Cure lead this set along with Oasis, Blind Melon, The Pixies and Pavement plus 311, Local H, The Breeders and “barbequed iguana” served stylishly by Wall Of Voodoo.

4.26.2020 Alt_Backspace

4.26.2020 Alt_Backspace

Sublime, Social D and STP lead this set along with Oasis, The Cure, Morrissey and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, plus The Replacements, a cool cover from Urge Overkill and the introductory story of the Beastie Boys.

4.19.2020 Alt_Backspace

4.19.2020 Alt_Backspace

Radiohead, Green Day and Garbage lead this set along with The Smiths, Soul Coughing, 311 and The Cure, plus Matthew Sweet, Adam Ant, Buffalo Tom and “Major Tom” from Peter Schilling.

4.12.2020 Alt_Backspace

4.12.2020 Alt_Backspace

Beck, Alice In Chains and Our Lady Peace lead this set along with Depeche Mode, The Smiths and Jane’s Addicion plus Liz Phair, Luscious Jackson, Primus and a cool cover from Echo And the Bunnymen.

4.5.2020 Alt_Backspace

4.5.2020 Alt_Backspace

Soundgarden, Oasis, Cracker and Morrissey lead this set along with Garbage, The Cure and Foutntains of Wayne for the late Adam Schlesinger, plus a proper nod to “Rex Manning Day” (4/8) with music from Empire Records by Sponge, The The, Edwyn Collins, The Buggles and the Gin Blossoms.

3.29.2020 Alt_Backspace

3.29.2020 Alt_Backspace

Pearl Jam, Depeche Mode, Green Day and Bad Religion lead this set along with They Might Be Giants, Social D and XTC, plus New Order, Nada Surf, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and Reel Big Fish cover an 80’s classic.