Aaron’s Radio Show
Indie & Alternative Bands
EPISODE EIGHT – Indie and Alternative Bands: First off, a shout-out to the one-and-only Jake Ralston for the great introduction! And a big thanks to James White (@jamescagewhite) for his high-energy start to each show.
Welcome, everyone, to Episode Eight. I know you have many places to find music; thank you for supporting this show; I promise to make the hour worth your time.
This episode is a showcase of sixteen songs from indie/college/alternative bands. It’s certainly not a comprehensive list, but I feel like it highlights sub-genres. You can hear similarities between many of the songs, but each still has its own sound and appeal.
One band that is very obviously missing is R.E.M. I could not find any of their popular songs on the BMI and/or ASCAP repertories, so I could not include them. Also, much to my frustration, Nirvana songs were not available for me to use, with the exception of the one I used, The Man Who Sold the World, which was written by David Bowie. Is there a song you expected to hear in this show, but I didn’t include it? I’d be glad to do a sequel!
Please use the comment form below to share your thoughts about Episode 8. Did you discover a new song that is becoming one of your favorites? Did a song in this episode suddenly take you back to a time or event in your life? I’d love to hear about it!
- Cool Kids – Echosmith (2013)
- Broken – lovelytheband (2017)
- Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People (2010)
- Short Skirt Long Jacket – Cake (2001)
- Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne (2003)
- Pork & Beans – Weezer (2008)
- My Own Worst Enemy – Lit (1999)
- Dirty Little Secret – All American Rejects (2005)
- The Middle – Jimmy Eat World (2001)
- Box Set – Barenaked Ladies (1992)
- Sober Up – AJR (2017)
- Santeria – Sublime (1997)
- Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers (1999)
- Amber – 311 (2001)
- The Man Who Sold the World – Nirvana (1993)
- Slide – Goo Goo Dolls (1998)
Aaron’s Radio Show has been licensed by ASCAP and BMI to include songs from their repertories in performances on this website.