Roots of Alternative Podcast

95X’s Jack & dXn are looking back on the last 40 years of Alternative music to see how the genre came to be what it is today! Each week, we’ll discuss the biggest Alternative hits that defined the year, starting in 1980 until we reach 2020.

About the Hosts: dXn lived the earlier years of ALT music, while Jack wasn’t even born yet — he’s a 90’s baby and doesn’t know a ton about the early years, except for U2 for which he’s a huge fan. dXn, who has years of experience in the music industry will be Jack’s teacher along the way.

Jack is heard every Saturday and Sunday on 95X, while dXn is heard weekday afternoons and is also host of our new music discovery show, The Fringe, and our local music show, Locals Only, every Sunday night on 95X.

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Check out the latest and past episodes below:


The year was 1992… | Roots of Alternative Podcast

1992 brought us hits from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Cure, along with timeless classics from Temple of the Dog, Beastie Boys, The Sugarcubes, and much more. Jack & dXn also launch a new segment called “Alternative101.” Listen now on Apple Podcasts & Spotify!MORE

The year was 1987… | Roots of Alternative Podcast, Ep. 8

Check out 1987 in the latest episode of The Roots of Alternative Podcast with Jack & dXn! The Cure, R.E.M., and the Beastie Boys delver huge hits and U2 changes the entire genre. Listen here and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.MORE

The year was 1986… | Roots of Alternative Podcast, Ep. 7

Jack & dXn go back to 1986 in the latest episode of The Roots of Alternative Podcast. Peter Gabriel, The Pet Shop Boys, The Smiths, and so many more are huge influences. We also learn how Danny Elfman’s music has lived on for decades on TV & film.MORE

The year was 1985… | Roots of Alternative Podcast, Ep. 6

Live Aid, new Coke, The Smiths, Faith No More, The Cure, Simple Minds, Tears for Fears, and so many more defined the Alternative music in 1985. It’s all the latest episode of The Roots of Alternative podcast! Available now on Apple Podcasts & Spotify.MORE


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