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Madison's Classic Alternative History

This is a Classic Alternative Weekend on 105.5 Triple M...as we feature the cutting edge bands of the 80's and 90's.

A lot of those bands played in Madison back when they were hungry. R.E.M. and U2 played Merlin's. R.E.M was at the Stock Pavilion on the UW Madison campus. I'm pretty sure Pearl Jam played around here someplace, but my memory escapes me.

Nirvana opened for the Tragically Hip at O'Kays Corral for 40 people.

The Replacements played the Club De Wash. The Police rocked out at the Oscar Mayer Theatre. The Red Hot Chili Peppers played the Barrymore Theatre, and of course we all know that Garbage started right here in Madison.

Did you see any cool alternative bands in Madison back in the day? Let me know in the comments!

Meanwhile, if you're not sure where some of those old venues were in Madison, watch this video Jonathan and I made around five years ago.


 


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We want Toad the Wet Sprocket
The new stuff is great I want to hear it over and over. I wish it would get more air. Play some old stuff: Walk on the ocean, always something, Hold Her down, You know what we all liked in the ninety's and through in Moment off the new release.. Thank you!!!!
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