Alternative Avenue 6/10/17: No Joy at Northside Reaction

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This week on Alternative Avenue on OWWR, there was new music from Turnip King, B Boys, Palehound, Death From Above 1979, Royal Blood, Weeping Icon and more! There’s also a tribute to some great bands that broke up this year, and a reflection of No Joy’s recent Northside Festival set!

1 Beauty On The Beat by Turnip King
2 New Waves by Frankenblazer
3 The Town Dies Screaming by Foresterr
4 Livin In Sin by Dan Auerbach
5 The Slow Drag Under by Benjamin Booker
6 Westside by Ratboys
7 Dull by Chastity Belt
8 Boring Girls by Daddy Issues
9 Send Purpose Down by Hoop
10 Alright by Shitkid
11 Another Thing by B Boys
12 Sugar by Beach Fossils
13 Turnaround by WALL
14 Archives by Catlike
15 Forget That by Jelani Sei
16 Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya by Yonaka
17 In Undertow by Alvvays
18 Turning 21 by Palehound
19 Adeline by Alt-J
20 I Only Lie When I Love You by Royal Blood
21 Gaterade by Charly Bliss
22 Reduction Agent by Dion Lunadon
23 Jail Billz by Weeping Icon
24 Tearing Apart The Dark by No Joy
25 Wouldn’t Even Know by Amber Arcades
26 Freeze Me by Death From Above
27 Dancing In Bembe by Holly Overton with Midnight People
28 Fake Sugar by Beth Ditto
29 Raindrop by Hot Flash Heat Wave
30 I Can Be by Katie Buchanan

Alternative Avenue 5/27/17: Claire Raby

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Claire Raby arrived on Alternative Avenue on OWWR to geek out about Veruca Salt and to showcase her creative looped up performance skills! We caught up with Sandra Dee at the Country 500 music festival and found some new music from Ratboys, Chastity Belt, Bernice, Helium, and more!

  • 1 White Walls by Necter
  • 2 90s by Good Luck Lapis
  • 3 Fools Wine by Medicine Fish
  • 4 Chariot by Beach House
  • 5 David by Bernice
  • 6 Elvis Is In The Freezer by Ratboys
  • 7 Bloodshot Eyes by DWNTWN
  • 8 Echo by Tricot
  • 9 What The Hell by Chastity Belt
  • 10 Yard by Shannen Moser
  • 11 Give Back by The Fearless
  • 12 My Gruesome Loving Friend by Pumarosa
  • 13 Don’t Know Why by Slowdive
  • 14 Lemon by Daddy Issues
  • 15 Claire’s Veruca Salt Favorites
  • 16 Awesome by Veruca Salt
  • 17 #ClassicPete Veruca Salt Favorites
  • 18 Victrola by Veruca Salt
  • 19 Termite Tree by Helium 

Photos by Smiley Arriaga

Alternative Avenue 5/20/17: Necter’s Samantha Raia

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The other half of Necter, Samantha Raia guest DJ’d Alternative Avenue on OWWR with tracks from the peachiest Long Island bands! Look out for a special Commencement themed track, new music from Daddy Issues, Palehound, Screaming Females, Eliza and more!

  • 1 Black Hole by Charly Bliss
  • 2 Melon Soda by Tricot
  • 3 Full Screen by Adult Mom
  • 4 How To Boil An Egg by Courtney Barnett
  • 5 Room by Palehound
  • 6 I’ll Make You Sorry by Screaming Females
  • 7 Hook, Line and Sinker by Royal Blood
  • 8 Love To Be by J and The 9’s
  • 9 We Used To Dream by Talking Under Water
  • 10 Graduation by Kero Kero Bonito
  • 11 Politics by Eliza
  • 12 Mosquito Bite by Daddy Issues
  • 13 Soft Bats (Live) by Wildhoney
  • 14 Sam’s Very Peachy Playlist
  • 15 Black and White by Like Minded Criminals
  • 16 Cardiac Compass by AllOne
  • 17 Broken Toy by MJT
  • 18 Fluorescent Adolescent by Arctic Monkeys
  • 19 Old Friends by Pinegrove
  • 20 115 by Good Luck Lapis
  • 21 Idle Worship by Paramore
  • 22 Sold by Danny Dakota
  • 23 Cross The Plane by Calls
  • 24 Prehistoric by Now, Now 

Photos by Smiley Arriaga

Alternative Avenue 4/29/17: Zach and Heather of Nonsense Humor Magazine

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Heather and Zach of Nonsense Humor Magazine dropped by Alternative Avenue on OWWR this week to talk about the future of Nonsense, the challenge of comedic writing, the 2017 Princeton University Intercollegiate Humor Confrence, and more! Listen in also for some new music from Anna Altman, WALL, Wilding, live music from The White Stripes, some rare Echo and The Bunnymen, and we got to know a Brooklyn punk band on the rise!


Photos by Smiley Arriaga

Alternative Avenue 3/11/17: Ruckzuck II

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Ruckzuck returned to Alternative Avenue on OWWR to talk about their upcoming album, touring, film scores, going running and more! Listen below for the full show and a fully loaded HEATlist!

Chain Dazey – Moonstruck
Astronauto – How Can We Know?
The Jesus And Mary Chain – Always Sad
ShitKid – Suger Town
Catlike – Archives
Daddy Issues – Here and Now
Flasher – Winne
Ty Segall – Shoot You In The Head
Cat Clyde – Mama Said
Real Estate – Stained Glass
Kid Wave – Everything Changes
SACRED PAWS – Ride
Rick Rude  – Sunhead
No Joy – Flurescent Dread
Misty Mountains – Halfing’s Leaf
NARRA – 22
Nobody’s Babe – Betty Lou
Temples – I Wanna Be Your Mirror
Shannon Lay – Anticipation
alt-J – 3WW
Ruckzuck – Miss Candy
White Reaper – Pills (Live from Spotify House SXSW ’16)

Alternative Avenue 3/4/17: Steve and The Not Steves

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Long Island punks Steve and The Not Steves arrived on Alternative Avenue this week on OWWR to talk all things house shows, engaging with the Long Island music community, their next single, and more! Listen to the full show below with new music from Daddy Issues, Temples, A Deer A Horse, White Reaper, MJT, No Joy, and… listen for the rest!!

Alternative Avenue 1/28/17: The Regrettes

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LA quartet, The Regrettes called in today to talk about their debut album ‘Feel Your Feelings Fool!’, signing to Warner Bros., being patronized, repetitiveness of modern pop music, and more! There’s new music from Ty Segall, No Joy, White Reaper, and Ruckzuck for you as well! Listen below:

This week’s HEATlist:

Steve and The Not Steves – Modern Art
Sharp Violet – New York
QTY – Rodeo
Ruckzuck – Alan’s Garden
Astronauto – Close or Far
Priests – Lelia 20
Yo La Tengo – The Bi-sexual Boogie
Heat – Cold Hard Morning
The Regrettes – I Don’t Like You
White Reaper – Judy French
Calfish – Autobiography #4
Leapling – Just To Hear You Say
Heavy Traffic – Medicated Fool
Saylavees – Too Far Gone
Real Estate – Darling
Angelica Garcia – Woman I’m Hollerin’
Ty Segall – The Only One
Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy
No Joy – Califone
Corruption Culture – Manipulate (Live from Phase 1 Studio 1/20/17)