90s Music

Woodstock '99: Riots, Rapes and the Razing of the Alt-Revolution

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada Music
Joshua Ostroff

It was around 3 a.m. when a moment of surreal beauty unexpectedly burst forth from the grotesque chaos that marked the final day of Woodstock '99, soon to be re-dubbed "the day the music died." Perhaps Woodstock '99 was pressing its luck, having achieved a surprisingly successful edition in 1994 despite (or because of) fans tearing down the fences and entering for free. But Woodstock '94 had the benefit of being staged at the peak of the alt-era. Fast forward five years, though, and youth culture had fractured.

Courtney Love Wants To Be A Role Model

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 05.08.2014 | Canada Music

Courtney Love has only recently realized she should behave like a role model. The Hole rocker has built a career on being outspoken and living on t...

Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell Talks 'Nothing's Shocking's Shocking Cover

HuffPost Canada Music | Aaron Brophy | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Music

It's hard to believe now, but just over 25 years ago one of the landmark albums for the alternative music revolution almost never made it into record ...

20 Best '90s Soundtracks To Celebrate 'Reality Bites' 20th Birthday

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Music

On Feb. 18, 1994, "Reality Bites" hit the mall multiplexes and now the Winona Ryder-starring saga of alt-era twentysomethings has turned 20 itself and...

What You Should Be Listening to Right Now

Dani Oliva | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada
Dani Oliva

I'm weary of the so-called 'Supergroup'. They're frequently overrated and tend to under-deliver. But, when I heard Meghan Toohey, Nicole Fiorentino and Patty Schemel were playing together, my dormant 90s soul lit up. In come The Cold and Lovely. Their EP, Ellis Bell, features 6 slick alt-pop tracks mixed and mastered by Dave Cooley.

Don't Overlook '90s Crap Rock

The Huffington Post Canada | Ian Gormely | Posted 08.15.2013 | Canada Music

With practically every month now marking the 20th anniversary of yet another “classic” alternative era album -- "In Utero" is next up to bat -- '9...

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Says '90s Killed Underground Music

HuffPost Canada Music | Vish Khanna | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Music

For a good chunk of the 1990s, there wasn't a more exciting band in any land than the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. When this New York trio, featuring ...

10 Lost Noise-Rock Albums From The '90s

Danko Jones | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

There has been a recent crop of bands that stand in direct audible opposition to this new folk movement, harking back to the awesomely noisy '90s. In order to get what I perceive to be an oncoming trend on solid, noisier ground, I submit 10 lost '90s noise albums for all to search out and let into your lives.

90 Awesome Things From The '90s

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada

For millennials, the 1990's were a simpler time — formidable years of YTV, boy bands and Beanie Baby collections. Life is much different today fo...

How Maestro Fresh Wes Jumpstarted My Love for Canadian Hip Hop

Joe PS Klymkiw | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Music
Joe PS Klymkiw

I first heard Maestro Fresh Wes' "Let Your Backbone Slide" on a cassette tape my best friend's brother made for us to breakdance to in 1989. I couldn't stop listening to it. I replayed the song on my Sony Walkman so many times I could stop the tape at the beginning of the song perfectly each rewind.

Smashing Pumpkins Contest

The Huffington Post | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada Music

To celebrate the launch of HuffPost Canada's sparkling new music site, we're flying a lucky winner and their even luckier friend to New York Cit...