To mark the release of the new Smashing Pumpkins album, Oceania, we wanted to ask: Which is your favorite 90s alt rock band?
1. Nirvana – 28.0%
2. Pearl Jam - 21.1%
3. Radiohead - 17.1%
4. Alice in Chains - 11.6%
5. Stone Temple Pilots - 11.3%
6. Smashing Pumpkins - 10.9%
Karmin answered: Nirvana
Isaac Slade, lead singer for The Fray, answered: Radiohead
"These days, one can hardly watch three commercials without hearing some obscure nugget taken out of context, but that was certainly not the case in 1993. Pete & Pete was among the first longform shows, cable or otherwise, to incorporate indie-rock and underground bands into its very fabric." →
In honor of tomorrow night’s Pete & Pete retrospective shows at Bowery (tickets still available, I just checked!), indiepop guru Mike Appelstein counted down six of the show’s best musical moments. Michael Stipe, Luscious Jackson, and Fat Tulips ahoy!
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Can you think of any indie-turned-major ’80s-to-’90s cusp-of-the-alterna-boom bands that haven’t indulged in any “reunion” activities, be it shows to support a reissue (like Big Dipper) or new songs to support a hits compilation (like the Replacements and Afghan Whigs)? Husker Du is gray area, considering that Hart/Mould performance a while back.
This is a good question. Flop? (I loved them.) Anyone else have an idea?