It’s December 1969 and a young Mick Jagger announces a free outdoor show that some believe will be the Woodstock of the West. But things don’t go as planned, the consequences of which will be felt for decades to come. Transcript: “I don’t understand the connection between music and violence. […]
The Aftershow The events at Altamont were a major turning point for the Stones and a prime example of the crazy concert-going zeitgeist of the late 60s and early 70s. In this aftershow, J and Brady discuss the public’s reaction to Altamont, the disturbing lack of security at the venue, […]
Working dead-end jobs and barely getting by, two aspiring rockstars begin rehearsing in a beat-down warehouse. Quickly hooking concertgoers with their unmistakable sound and novel stage makeup, the New York City rock group is set to become one of the most popular bands of all time. Transcript: “We weren’t going […]
The Aftershow KISS took the world by storm with their catchy rock riffs and stage makeup. In this aftershow, J and Brady discuss the band’s eccentric dress, their focus on “putting on a show,” and KISS’ lasting impact on the music world.
Reeling out of the British punk scene, a desperate group of metalhead musicians take interest in a young science-fiction artist’s unique sketch. Incorporating the strange creature into their stage performances and album covers, the group begins to foster one of the most recognizable characters in music history. Transcript: “I was […]
The Aftershow Iron Maiden used their charismatic stage presence and their freakish mascot, Eddie, to take over the British metal scene. In this aftershow, J and Brady discuss Maiden’s success, Eddie’s relevance, common rock rivalries, and the creative choices of the metal genre.
Grunge has always been a genre used to express the hardships and turmoil of life. And for the kings of the Puget Sound, these unfortunate hardships will serve as the fuel that propels them into stardom. Transcript: “It literally was, like, the most fluid, musical, and just instantaneously good-sounding thing […]
The Aftershow The grunge explosion of the 1990s undoubtedly changed the alternative scene forever. In this aftershow, J and Brady discuss the shift of popular music in the 90s, Seattle’s influence on the scene, and the current state of grunge.
Right at the turn of the century, a young college kid starts an online file sharing service from his dorm room. Little does he know he’s about to change the course of the music industry forever. Transcript: “You have to remember, this isn’t just about the music: the reason that […]
The Aftershow Shawn Fanning revolutionized how we listen to music through his file sharing program, Napster. In this aftershow, J and Brady discuss their personal thoughts on Napster, how the company drastically altered the music industry, and the moral dilemma of today’s free music.