jueves, 21 de agosto de 2014

Born on This Day: August 21

Happy Birthday to: 

Debbi Peterson, drummer for The Bangles. August 21, 1961

Vernon Reid, Guitarist for Living Colour. August 21, 1958

Tori Amos. August 21, 1963

The late Layne Staley, vocalist for Alice In Chains. August 21, 1967

Steve Cradock, guitarist for Ocean Colour Scene. August 21, 1969

domingo, 17 de agosto de 2014

Born On This Day: August 17

Happy Birthday to:

Tracy Tracy, vocalist for The Primitives. August 17, 1967

Today in Alternative Music History: August 17.

In 1977, The Police made their live debut as a three-piece band when they played at Rebecca's Birmingham, England. The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and are generally regarded as one of the first New Wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock that was influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz.

In 1983, The Police plus Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and R.E.M. (their biggest gig to date) all appeared at Shea Stadium, New York City.

In 1992, Kurt Cobain, of Nirvana, became a father when his wife Courtney Love gave birth to a daughter.

lunes, 28 de julio de 2014

Born On This Day: July 28

Happy Birthday to:

Miles Hunt, vocalist for The Wonder Stuff. July 28, 1966

Simon Jones, ex-bass player for The Verve. July 28, 1972

Today in Alternative Music History

On July 28, 1989, the Stone Roses played to a sold out crowd of 6,000 fans at The Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England. 

Great Book I Read: Creation Stories: Riots, Raves and Running A Label

I just recently finished reading an incredible book. Creation Stories: Riots, Raves and Running A Label by Alan McGee. He is the founder of Creation Records and his role in shaping British musical culture is hard to deny. He became an infamous character in the world of music. McGee takes the reader behind the scenes of his record label. He founded Creation Records when he was 23 years old. Alan provoked riots with The Jesus and Mary Chain, was almost bankrupted by My Bloody Valentine and kept the faith with Primal Scream. He oversaw Oasis' rise to become one of the biggest bands in the world and became the figureheads of Britpop itself. He explains why he closed down Creation Records, explains what it was like to manage The Libertines and why he returned with a new indie label 359 Music in 2013. This is a honest and hilarious account by this true legend. If you get a chance buy a copy, you will not regret it.

domingo, 27 de julio de 2014

www.elvagonalternativo.listen2myradio.com: Radio Shows!

If you want to to listen to great alternative music and if by chance you miss my Saturday shows at www.lametro.com.ec then you can check out my online radio shows that come on during the week. PAST PERFECT! 70s and 80s alternative music, PERFECT REWIND! 90s alternative music, COVERING IT! All covers alternative music, HANGING OUT WITH MORRISSEY AND THE SMITHS and El Vagon Alternativo: ONLINE RADIO! They are conducted in English and they are filled with great alternative music! You can listen to it at www.elvagonalternativo.listen2myradio.com To check for times and date you need to find me at my facebook page of Edwin Poveda at http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=500395224 or at the Facebook page of El Vagon Alternativo at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/El-Vagon-Alternativo/221489757864552. the times are usually at 9pm (Ecuadorian time). Check the World Clock webpage to find the time when my show comes on in your town at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/.
This coming Saturday August 2, 2014, I will be celebrating my 800th episode of my radio show El Vagon Alternativo. If you are in Ecuador you can tune in on FM radio at 88.5(PICHINCHA) 95.7 (GUAYAS) and 106.5 (AZUAY) and if you are abroad, you can listen online at www.lametro.com.ec. Don't Miss Out!

The Discreet Charm of Morrissey!

"The smell of burning animals is making me sick. I can smell burning flesh . . . and I hope to God it's human."

I'm Back!!!

Hello everyone! I AM BACK! Yes yes, it has been a long while since I posted anything on this blog. But, HERE I AM! For those who do not know about this blog, well... it's a blog that is related to alternative music and other interesting items. I do hope you follow this blog and take a look around to some my past posts. I will soon be posting some interesting things. Soooo... Stay tuned!