Our collective of curators and music experts share insights to help us explore the themes that define the most controversial decade in rock music history.
U2 were critical darlings and wildly successful in the 80s, entering the 90 wanting to reinvent their sound, but did they go to far?
How do you get gear to gigs with no band van? Get your band noticed in a sea of competition? Avoid getting randomly attacked on the street?
What is Desert Rock? A scene? A sound? We chat with the Desert Age filmmaker to understand what made it so unique.
After rising to fame in the 70s, the 80s were less kind to the band, who shed the makeup but 90s were a whole different story.
With The Replacements and Husker Du, the twin cities were an 80s punk rock mecca , but the story of the 90s is much deeper.
What is alternative country an alternative to? Country? Rock?
From charity comps to label samplers, the 1990s may have been the peak decade for compilation albums.
The 60s had Clapton and Hendrix, the 70s had Page and Blackmore, the 80s had Eddie, now it’s time to christen the guitar gods of the 90s.
TV soundtracks that surpassed the show and the one’s that were HUGE at the time but maybe haven’t aged all that well.
Duran Duran were one of the most successful artists of the 80s. However, they entered the 90s on the decline.
Slide into a booth at the Rainbow as we explore sights and sounds of Los Angeles in the 1990s.
We talk with author Paul Zollo about Tom Petty in the 1990s.
Our latest Digging Your Scene takes us to Boston, home of the Pixies, Dinosaur Jr and many more that made the city a vibrant 90s scene.
Scotty Morris of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy talks Swingers, the 1999 Super Bowl and the arc of swing music in the 90s.
Cranberries, Live, Blues Traveler, Hootie & The Blowfish and more sold millions and dominated radio in the 90s only to disappear in the '00s
We discuss which artists had successfully second acts in their careers and who couldn't escape their previous band's shadow.
We're talking the evolution of Metal in the 1990s, from Metallica to Helmet, Ozzy to Tool, and Kyuss to Pantera
Our second "In The 90s" roundtable dives into the divisive evolution of thrash metal pioneers Metallica
Our first Digging Your Scene roundtable takes us to the bands, venues, record stores, legacy and more of Chicago in the 1990s
What is Emo? We try to figure that out by diving into the history, the bands, the unique sounds and more
We revisit the albums of 1996 - the best, the overlooked, the biggest letdowns and those that have faded away
Where the 90s the ultimate decade for movie soundtracks? Can a great soundtrack redeem a mediocre movie?
We discuss the influences on, the influence of and the variety of female artists who made an impact on alternative and indie rock in the 90s
We explore shoegaze - the bands, sounds, albums, guitar pedals and much more that made up this loosely defined sound and group of artists
Who's punk, what's the score? That's what we try to figure out on our roundtable talking punk rock in the 1990s
The 90s were influencial, but which bands became influential we didn't expect? And which should have been influencial but faded away?
We're talking concerts fo the 90s - our favorite shows, venues, which openers blew away the headliners, the traveling festivals and more
What is a one-hit wonder? We try to figure that out, talk about our favorite and which one's we never need to hear again
We've reviewed a variety of Australian bands, so it's time we host a discussion on the various music scenes around the country in the 90s
Seems like a 90s band is reuniting every week, we discuss with our roundtable the hopes, dreams and realities of bands getting back together
What was and is Britpop? We're not sure, so we're hosting a roundtable to try figure out the sounds, bands, legacy and more
We're revisting the albums of 1995 - our favorites, those that stand the test of time, and those that don't, and much more
Bush brought Steve Albini on board to produce their sophomore album Razorblade Suitcase, a slump or worth redeeming?
Our Sophomore Slump Revisited Rountable series kicks off with Sponge's 1996 effort Wax Ecstatic
On the follow-up to their teenage debut, Silverchair fattened the sound but not the sales, we try to figure out what happened.
American Thighs went platinum with three charting singles but did they falter with the followup?
We look back at the origins of Electronica, revisit four pivotal albums from 1997, and how this all evolved into the ‘00s.
1997 might be remember as the year pop returned to US radio and MTV, but Radiohead, Foo Fighters and more released career defining albums
Spacehog scored a massive hit single off their debut, but their follow-up failed to chart, is it a sophomore slump worth revisiting?
We revisit the albums of 1998 that stood the test of time, that we discovered years later, that didn't hold up, and much more