MUSIC, ROCK

Best of 2013: The Village countdown

Not only were the recordings below a delight to play on The Village, but they were my soundtrack to 2013. It was a great year for folk music – contemporary and traditional alike – and we ended the year with a … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, ROCK

The Spectrum: Baker’s Dozen Countdown (1/10/14)

Looking for the best of the best when it comes to rock music? You’re in luck. Each week, The Spectrum highlights its generation-spanning hits with the Baker’s Dozen countdown. This week, OneRepublic kicks The Boss off his thrown, coming in … Continued

MUSIC, POP, ROCK

SiriusXM U: Download 15 Countdown (1/11/14)

This week’s SiriusXM U‘s Download 15 had Stephen Malkmus rising to the top: Number one track Cinnamon and Lesbians beat out St. Vincent’s Digital Witness, which came in at number two. Further down the list is Broken Bells at number … Continued

MUSIC, ROCK

ALT NATION: Alt-18 Countdown (1/13/14)

This week on Alt Nation’s Alt-18 Countdown, Wild Cub and Bastille hold on to number one and number two with their songs Out Of The Black and Bad Blood, respectively. In at number three is Magic Man’s Paris, which pushes … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

’80s on 8: Big 40 Countdown Jan. 10, 1986 (1/11/14)

This week the ’80s on 8 Big 40 Countdown brings us back to January 10, 1986. Space shuttle Columbia is launched, the first federal Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed and the Chicago Bears defeat the New England Patriots in Super … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

The Pulse: 2000s & Today Top 15 Countdown (1/11/14)

This week on The Pulse channel’s 2000s & Today Countdown has the Goo Goo Dolls taking the lead, pushing long-time front-runner, Imagine Dragons, to second. Back in 2004, 3 Doors Down was at the top of the game. Week of January 11: … Continued

MUSIC, POP, ROCK

This Week’s Alt Nation Picks: Capital Cities, Cherub, Silversun Pickups + more

Hey there. My name’s Jeff Regan, and you might know me as the host and Program Director of Alt Nation on SiriusXM. (Word to the wise: I don’t look like a screaming baby anymore. That baby is my avatar. Also, … Continued

MUSIC, POP, ROCK

Live: The Neighbourhood perform Afraid on Alt Nation

If you’re a regular Alt Nation listener, then chances are you’ve already heard alt-rock outfit The Neighbourhood’s ubiquitous single, Sweater Weather (from their debut disc, I Love You). And true, it might still technically be sweater weather outside (ugh, January), but … Continued

MUSIC, ROCK

Meet your curator: Liquid Metal’s Jose Mangin

Consider your typical metal head: Chances are you wouldn’t imagine that they’ve a) got a super-secret contest-winning guacamole recipe or b) studied pharmacology (pause while we imagine handing our prescriptions to a mohawk’d dude wearing a Pantera shirt). Well, shame … Continued

DANCE/ELECTRONIC, MUSIC, ROCK

Live: CHVRCHES perform The Mother We Share and We Sink on SiriusXM U

If you’re obsessed with electro-dance bands, then chances are Scottish-born synthpop act CHVRCHES (Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty) have been at the top of your playlist ever since they dropped their debut album, The Bones of What You … Continued