Category Archives: The ALT blog you didn’t ask for

What’s new with ALT or in the alternative music world.

ROWDY ON THE RED CARPET!

Machine Gun Kelly gives off that “bad boy” vibe, right? We wonder how he felt when 5’9″ Conor McGregor came after the 6’4″ rapper/rocker in front of his girlfriend, Megan Fox. It all “went down” last night at MTV’s Video Music Awards. WHAT HAPPENED? A source told People that Conor, who presented at the VMAs,…

MGK is mad. But he also dropped a new song.

Would you rather MGK the rapper? Or MGK the rocker? It seems you aren’t the only person confused about the genre flip-flop of Machine Gun Kelly. Fresh off the release of his latest single “Papercuts,” MGK had some strong words for his critics via his TikTok: “Me: Drops a rock song — ‘Oh he doesn’t…

FAR OUT MAN! Kinda.

  At this point, we’re all professionals at sitting around. Maybe it’s a skill we can utilize to land a job with NASA? Yyyyep! NASA is looking to hire four people who are willing to pretend to live on MARS for a full year. NASA posted the job on Friday, and they’re accepting applications until September 17th.  The…

Jazzfest postponed for second year in a row due to COVID-19.

For the second year in a row, Jazzfest has been postponed due to COVID-19. Ticketholders should be getting an email soon about the ticket refund and rollover process. WE KNOW, we know! But before you get flustered, think of the bigger picture. This COVID-19 Delta variant is REALLY halting the progress we were making. This…

Billie Eilish drops her old look and her new album “Happier than Ever”

    Who doesn’t love a good metamorphosis? Kinda like we all did, Billie Eilish went through some changes over the last 19 months. The difference is, she makes it look a lot cooler.   The 19-year-old superstar released her sophomore album, Happier than Ever, on Friday, July 30th. While you can listen to her…

THE HELLA MEGA TOUR RETURNS (Or finally happens?)

You know what we’re gonna say… it took a HELLA MEGA long time to happen, but the twice postponed tour featuring The Interrupters, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, and Green Day finally made its debut this past Saturday (July 24th). The highly anticipated tour (that skips over Louisiana *mad face*) finally kicked off in Arlington, Texas,…

Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 continues to battle the same cancer his mom beat.

Unfortunately musicians are humans too. The legendary bassist/vocalist/all around good guy of Blink-182 is battling a blood related cancer. Hoppus was diagnosed with having stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which oddly enough is the same type of cancer his mom beat. “I’ve been able to talk with her and bond with her quite a…