Manley’s Mixtape- Nine Inch Nails

09/25/2020 at 11:12AM

Usually I try to come up with something cool to say here to set up the playlist, but what do I even need to say about Trent Reznor?  He is a LEGEND, a hall of famer, and the best thing to ever come out of Cleveland!  Take that Lebron James.  Oh, and he is one […]

Manley’s Mixtape- Arctic Monkeys

09/24/2020 at 06:58PM

Imagine being a teenager and before you even release an album your band starts getting compared to the Beatles. Then imagine that when you finally do release music, it really is absolutely incredible and somehow you live up to the nearly impossible expectations placed on you.  Thats the story of the Arctic Monkeys. While they […]

Manley’s Mixtape- The Cure

09/23/2020 at 01:55PM

When I was…a young boy….WAIT NO.  When I was a kid, I won a cassette single of “Friday I’m In Love” by The Cure in some sort of raffle at school that I don’t remember entering.  I had never heard of the Cure before, but it had to be good, I mean, it was a […]

Manley’s Mixtape- Cover Songs

09/23/2020 at 08:14AM

I have a major love/hate relationship with cover songs. On one hand, just like remaking movies, I would much prefer original material.  On the other hand, I mean, have you heard Johnny Cash’s version of “Hurt?”  Its AMAZING.  In fact, you can hear it below.  Check out some of my favorite Alternative cover songs on […]

Manley’s Mixtape- Kings of Leon

09/21/2020 at 01:18PM

From their beginnings as CMJ darlings (that was a music magazine back in the day for what I guess you would consider hipsters/cool kids and it was important) to their current status as arena rockers, Kings of Leon have been giving us great music for 2 decades now.  Here are a few of my favorite […]

Queued Up Playlist: 9/20/20

09/20/2020 at 05:59PM

HOUR 1 Of Monsters and Men Visitor Glass Animals Tangerine Curtis Waters Stunnin Bloxx Lie Out Loud IDKHOW Leave Me Alone Tones and I Ur So Cool Peach Tree Rascals Mariposa Houses Paranoid The Backseat Lovers Kilby Girl Brye Lemons Bully Where to Start Boy Pablo Hey Girl Cold Hart/Lil Peep Me And You Phoebe […]

Manley’s Mixtape- Beastie Boys

09/18/2020 at 12:32PM

The Beastie Boys brought rap to alternative, and alternative to rap.  One of the most important bands for BOTH genres!  3 friends from NY that started as a punk band and went on to take over the world.  From party bangers to social conscious raps about equality, the Beastie Boys have everything in their bag. […]

Manley’s Mixtape- INXS

09/17/2020 at 02:11PM

It seems like every band comes from Australia these days. Seriously, Tame Impala, Tones and I, Vance Joy and a TON of others.  Is there some weird Middle Earth ogre factory somewhere down under but instead of orcs, musicians are produced?  That would actually be pretty sick. The point is, there are so many great […]

Manley’s Mixtape- Blink 182

09/16/2020 at 04:49PM

Blink 182 (pronounce eighteen two) are one of those bands thats impossible not to love.  Are they the best band? No.  Are they great musicians?  Not particularly.  Well besides Travis who is a drum god.  But are they a band that makes you smile literally every time they come on the radio?  Absolutely!  Plus one […]

Manley’s Mixtape- LCD Soundsystem

09/15/2020 at 02:36PM

It seems as though I’ve been playing multiple LCD Soundsystem songs each day during the History of Alternative, which is great because they are one of the best electronic/alt bands ever.  Check out these tunes and if you fall in love make sure you watch Shut Up And Play The Hits, their documentary of the […]

Manley’s Mixtape- The Clash

09/14/2020 at 02:43PM

Some people like to say that The Clash are the only band that matters.  Which would mean that this mixtape is the only one that matters.  Which is fine with me, The Clash RULE!  Here are a few of my favorite Clash tunes, narrowing it down to just 10 is virtually impossible but here we […]

Manley’s Mixtape- Nine Inch Nails

09/10/2020 at 03:24PM

Does anyone make better angry music than Nine Inch Nails?  Heck no!  And it makes sense, considering Trent Reznor had to grow up in Cleveland of all places.  Releasing their debut album back in 1989, Pretty Hate Machine would provide NIN with the blueprint for success all the way through the early 2000s, when he […]

Manley’s Mixtape- Essential Strokes

09/09/2020 at 01:28PM

Hi friends! If the Strokes didn’t happen, for all we know we could still be stuck listening to nu metal <shudders>. And for that reason alone they deserve all of our praise!  In fact, I remember hearing Last Nite on WKQX when it first came out and thinking “I don’t like this yet, but I […]

Manley’s Mixtape- Essential Pearl Jam

09/08/2020 at 02:18PM

Hey friends!  While you are enjoying the History of Alternative on the radio, I’m hanging out on the internet putting together essential playlists from my favorite bands throughout history.  Back in the day we called these things mixtapes, and it was thanks to a mixtape given to me by my good friend Mike Makowka that […]

Queued Up Playlist 8/30/20

08/30/2020 at 05:00PM

HOUR 1 Smashing Pumpkins CYR Dylan Cartlidge Yellow Brick Road Cannons Fire For You Phoenix Identical Unlikely Candidates High Low Cold Hart/ Lil Peep Me and You IDKHOW Leave Me Alone J GRGRY Don’t Ever Give Up Phoebe Bridges Kyoto Lewis del Mar The Ceiling Fontaines D.C. A Hero’s Death Hoko Ok Ok Gerard Way […]

Queued Up Playlist 8/23/30

08/23/2020 at 05:00PM

HOUR 1 Phoenix Identical Fontaines D.C. A Hero’s Death Gerard Way Here Comes the End Joji/Diplo Daylight THe Backseat Lovers Kilby Girl Almost Monday Broken People X Ambassadors Zen IDKHOW Leave me Alone Brye Lemons Peach Tree Rascals Mariposa Oliver Tree Let Me Down Gus Dapperton Post Humorous Haim Don’t Wanna Wallows Are you Bored […]

Queued Up Playlist 8/16/20

08/16/2020 at 05:00PM

HOUR 1 Brye Lemons Juice Wrld/Marshmello Come and Go Joji/Diplo Daylight Cannons Fire For You Lewis Del Mar the Ceiling Phoebe Bridges Kyoto Dayglow Can I Call You Tonight IDKHOW Leave Me Alone Bully Where to Start Unlikely Candidates High Low J Grgry Don’t Ever Give Up Peach Tree Rascals Mariposa Cold Hart/Lil Peep Me […]

Queued Up Playlist 8/9/20

08/09/2020 at 04:13PM

HOUR 1 Juice WRLD & Marshmello Come and Go J GRGRY Don’t Ever Give Up Gerard Way Here Comes the End Ashe Save Myself Gus Dapperton Post Humorous Oliver Tree Let Me Down Tones and I Ur So Cool Unlikely Candidates High Low Dayglow Can I Call You Tonight Curtis Waters Stunnin Sports Team Camel […]

New Billie Eilish! Listen to My Future Here.

07/30/2020 at 04:24PM

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Queued Up Playlist: 07/26

07/26/2020 at 05:55PM

HOUR 1 Juice WRLD/Marshmello Come and Go Saint Motel Preach Dayglow Can I Call You Tonight Sports Team Camel Crew The Used The Lighthouse Gus Dapperton Post Humorous Wallows Are You Bored Yet Bloxx Lie Out Loud Bully Where to Start Oliver Tree Let Me Down Protomartyr Michigan Hammers Brye Lemons Car Seat Headrest Hollywood […]