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11 Alternative Songs To Shake The Anxiety Out Of Your Bones


Nothing, and I mean nothing, soothes my anxiety more than a night drive. Windows down sailing along back roads with only the stars above for company. It’s peaceful. Soothing. And to top it all off, a perfectly crafted playlist. Curated over years and years for drives just like this, birthed from panic attacks that don’t know how to let go. They knot themselves up in your rib cage, squeeze your heart, and steal the air from your lungs. It’s agonizing, it’s maddening. The right playlist is a life raft in an ocean of uncertainty—a deep breath when the air feels… Read more »

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11 Empowering, Alternative Songs To Soundtrack National Ex-Spouse Day


It seems indicative of U.S. divorce trends that we could reasonably add National Ex-Spouse Day to the calendar between the bookends of April Fool’s Day and 4/20. Lo and behold, April 14 stands as the designated date for reflection on the heels of romantic dissolution. Officially, it’s a day to assuage anger and practice forgiveness—but let’s be real here: that’s about as engaging as a rainy day lecture on the history of watching paint dry. In the interest of feeding our delusion of music being a cure-all, we’ve opted for a decidedly more “teenage angst” approach in celebrating the sanctioned… Read more »

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YUNGBLUD Leads “Future Of Alternative And Hip-Hop” On New Lil Yachty Collab


YUNGBLUD has already been leading a revolutionary musical movement spanning across generations, and now he’s aiming to inspire “the future of alternative and hip-hop.” Today, the UK artist has unleashed the collaborative single, “When We Die (Can We Still Get High?),” featuring rapper/hip-hop superstar Lil Yachty. The track unfolds with an artful array of graceful guitar strums that captures a 90s Britpop/alternative rock sound, ushering in a slow-burn, toned-down vocal delivery courtesy of YUNGBLUD. In the quiet recesses of introspection, he asks, “Does heaven have a dealer?/Do they sell the love cheaper than in Hollywood?” As the notes weave together,… Read more »

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8 Alternative Performances On Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve


Whether you loved 2023 or loathed it entirely, it’s time to say goodbye to this year and hello to a new one. Of course, it’s tradition to celebrate New Year’s Eve morphing into New Year’s Day donning sparkling dresses and numbered glasses that are trying too hard to look wearable. Plus, what holiday is complete without a bit of bubbly or fancy cocktails/mocktails? Aside from these New Year’s party additions, it is basically a necessity to watch the Times Square Ball Drop via Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve special. Now hosted by Ryan Seacrest, this year’s 2024 musical special… Read more »

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11 Alternative Holiday Songs That Won’t Leave Coal In Your Stocking


The holidays are here and slowly making their way into everyone’s minds, especially when it comes to last-minute gifts. But how does one who’s tired of the traditional reindeer games get into the spirit? With some alt-rock renditions, of course! From classics redone by Creeper to newer songs that perhaps aren’t really holiday songs. Here are 11 alternative holiday songs for everyone to avoid the “bah humbug” of the season. Read more: Fall Out Boy Releases “Pavlove (Demo)” To Celebrate ‘Folie à Deux’ Anniversary My Chemical Romance — All I Want For Christmas Is You Icons know icons. My Chemical… Read more »

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5 Alternative Brands To Shop From This Holiday Season


Amidst the festive cheer of the holiday season, we march to the beat of our alternative carols—My Chemical Romance‘s punk-infused take of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and Fall Out Boy‘s “Yule Shoot Your Eye Out.” Whether you’re picking out gifts for yourself or curating the perfect presents for your alt besties, here are five independent alternative brands that deserve a spot on your shopping list this holiday season. Unleash your rebellious spirit and celebrate the season with a touch of alternative flair! BlackCraft Cult BlackCraft Cult lives by the ethos of kindness, gratitude, and positivity. They stand… Read more »

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5 Best Years For Alternative Artists At The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


Ah, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. A hallowed American institution and a can’t-miss event for Garfield fans. As the New York City-based parade progresses through the streets, so too does it run across almost every television screen in the nation. While the floats and balloons ranging from the Pillsbury Doughboy, Kermit The Frog, and Snoopy have remained iconic for years upon years, we are still fixated on the unbelievable alternative celebrity guest cameos through the mid-2000s and early 2010s. After all, what’s a better precursor to bizarre, unsolicited political dinner conversation than a live performance from Plain White T’s? These… Read more »

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16 Alternative Musician Costumes That Slayed Halloween 2023


Halloween is basically emo kid Christmas. It’s the season of the year where you can don silver chains and skull jewelry, create fake blood makeup, decorate your house with every single Jack Skellington item in existence, and more, without any questions from the normies of the world. Additionally, it’s the time when celebs such as Heidi Klum use their wealth for good and make elaborate, cool costumes such as this year’s peacock offering featuring 10 Cirque Du Soleil performers as her feathers. Shaquille O’Neal also had a standout costume, wearing a black wig with swoopy bangs and lip ring to… Read more »

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9 Best Taylor Swift Covers From Alternative Stars


  God is real, and her name is Taylor Swift. Whether or not you’re on board with Swiftie mania, it’s impossible to deny that the record-breaking artist is an industry-changing champion. From country to pop and rock to indie, she defies genre and definitely has a streak of emo running through her veins, as she’s noted Pete Wentz as a major songwriting inspiration in the past. After all, her vault tracks from Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) include collaborations with Fall Out Boy and Paramore’s Hayley Williams. You also can’t forget “Two Is Better Than One” with Boys Like Girls or… Read more »

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