The Nightcap

KEVAN'S SONG OF THE DAY: HALSEY - "NIGHTMARE"

Fridays have turned into something of a holiday. Each week we get a fresh batch of gifts from the music industry in the form of new releases and just like gifts, sometimes they suck, but last night I lucked out. One song that dropped at midnight, along with a music video no less (featuring among...
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KEVAN'S SONG OF THE DAY: SOCIAL DISTORTION - "I WAS WRONG"

Any day of the week is a great time for self reflection. It doesn’t always have to be sobering up on a Sunday morn….afternoon. Thursday’s Song of the Day comes courtesy of Mike Ness and Social Distortion, a band good for more than just a trip back to your own hometown (SEE: Story of My Life) This...
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KEVAN'S SONG OF THE DAY: THE TOADIES - "TYLER"

If you’re a fan of alternative music, it’s safe to assume you don’t blindly follow the popular opinions of the mainstream. That doesn’t mean you need green hair, five nose rings and a leather jacket but you’re also not going to be a fan of something “just cause.” This brings us to the song of the...
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KEVAN'S SONG OF THE DAY: HEYROCCO - "MELT"

I find it hard to believe you can love alternative music and not have a soft spot in your heart for teen movie soundtracks. How about a concept album based around the very idea? HeyRocco’s 2015 LP literally titled Teenage Movie Soundtrack delivered just that and served up “Melt.” - one of my...
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KEVAN'S SONG OF THE DAY: MARCY PLAYGROUND - "SAINT JOE ON THE SCHOOL BUS"

If you listen to ALT 923, you’re probably well aware of Marcy Playground’s Sex and Candy. Hell if you were born at any point during the 1990s, you’re aware of the song probably because you weren’t allowed to sing it around your parents. A track you may not be as familiar with is the next single off...
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Vampire Weekend at SIR Studios NYC

KEVAN'S SONG OF THE DAY: VAMPIRE WEEKEND - "THIS LIFE"

You would’ve never caught me saying something bad about Vampire Weekend but Ezra & Co. also weren’t ever going to be the first band out of my mouth when a girl goes “So, what KIND of music do you LIKE?!” on a first date. I gotta say though, after hosting their album release party - wait, excuse...
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KEVAN'S SONG OF THE DAY: NEW FOUND GLORY - "ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE"

Shrek’s contributions to alternative are not lost on me. For one, the green monster made Smash Mouth’s “All Star” a timeless classic. Oh? Smash Mouth’s not Alt? They’re a pop band? Go listen to Fush Yu Mang, I don’t have time for you. Donkey’s best friend didn’t stop there - the soundtrack to Shrek...
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KEVAN'S SONG OF THE DAY: CATHERINE WHEEL - "CRANK"

I often ask myself what I love so much about alternative music from the 1990’s. It can’t be nostalgia as I was too young to experience it and have no personal memories tied to that music. There’s something so honest, real, authentic [insert synonym here] across the board. One of the songs from that...
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KEVAN’S SONG OF THE DAY: LIL PEEP - “WHEN I LIE”

I’ve never watched Game of Thrones but hear it’s pretty good! I’ll trust the millions that tune in each week. For me, I’m good with this cut off the show’s compilation album For The Throne. It comes courtesy of Lil Peep, an artist that surely would have dominated our ALT 92.3 playlist had he not...
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KEVAN'S SONG OF THE DAY: THE CRANBERRIES - "IN THE END"

Pick any cliche you want. "Not everything is what it seems." "Be careful what you ask for." etc, etc, etc... Cliches exist for a reason - they're born out of an often common, or at very least true and honest human experience/commonality. The new "In The End" from The Cranberries struck a chord with...
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