On this American day of independence (and long weekend!), maybe you’re trying to decide between a few summery activities: seeing a live outdoor show, attending someone’s rooftop party, finding just the right keg for 100+ people, or gathering up some store-bought fireworks to light on said rooftop. (Just be safe!)
If you like to do things the alternative way, we’ve got no issue with that. In fact, Alt Nation (plus a few others) and SiriusXMU are joining in on the Fourth fun with the best indie/alternative tunes for your long weekend.
Alt Nation is hosting their 4th of July Guest Host Extravaganza, featuring members of Phantogram, Fitz and The Tantrums, MS MR, and Imagine Dragons. Meanwhile, SiriusXMU commemorates America’s independence by playing nothing but music made by American indie bands.
Check out the rest of SiriusXM’s alt-rock lineup below, see the full list of July 4th highlights across music, talk and sports, and don’t forget to have GREAT long weekend.
Alt Nation’s 4th Of July Guest Host Extravaganza!
Airs Friday 7/4 at 9 am, 3 pm, 7 pm, and 11 pm ET on Alt Nation, Ch 36
Alt Nation celebrates the 4th Of July by letting four of our favorite alt-rock artists pick the tunes: Phantogram, Fitz and The Tantrums, MS MR, and Imagine Dragons.
On-air schedule: Friday 7/4: Fitz and The Tantrums 9 am ET, Phantogram 3 pm ET, Imagine Dragons 7 pm ET, MS MR 11 pm ET
Founding Fathers of Grunge
Airs Thursday 7/3 at 12 pm and 3 pm ET, Friday 7/4 at 12 am, 7 am, and 8 pm, and Saturday 7/5 at 11 am and 10 pm ET on Lithium, Ch. 34
SiriusXM Lithium pays tribute to the musicians who helped fuse “Seattle Sound” into American culture. Join Mark Yarm, author of Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History Of Grunge, as he spotlights some of the most important artists from the early days of grunge.
Pearl Jam Radio’s Friends & Family Holiday Weekend
Airs various times Thursday 7/3 through Sunday 7/6 on Pearl Jam Radio, Ch. 22.
This holiday weekend, Pearl Jam Radio celebrates with friends and family: Listen to all-star collaborations, side projects, friends of the band, and special guest DJ / acoustic performance sessions from RNDM’s Joseph Arthur and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club during Pearl Jam’s 4th of July weekend celebration.
See siriusxm.com/pearljamradio for a full list of air times.
Airs Friday 7/4 at 10 am, 3 pm, and 10 pm, Saturday 7/5 at 4 am, 12 pm, and 6 pm, and Sunday 7/6 at 12 am, 9 am, 3 pm, 3 pm, and 11 pm ET on SiriusXMU, Ch. 35
SiriusXMU commemorates America’s independence by playing nothing but music made by American indie bands! Also, XMU will replace The Download 15 with a new list: 15 American Indie Bands to Know This Summer.
Andy Summers Guest DJ
Airs Friday 7/4 at 1 pm ET on 1st Wave, Ch. 33
Replays Friday 7/4 at 4 pm ET, Saturday 7/5 at 6 pm ET, Sunday 7/6 at 6 am and 8 pm ET
Andy Summers of The Police sparks up Fourth of July weekend on 1st Wave with his favorite classic alternative Sounds of Summer, including songs from his band Circa Zero’s new album, Circus Hero.
It’s also the biggest weekend of the year in tennis, soccer and … fantasy football? Listen to Wimbledon, the World Cup, and the Red White and Blue 102 fantasy football special on SiriusXM.
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