Weekly survey: Are you into the wave of 90s music coming this way?

This is shaping up to be a summer of 90s nostalgia. I mean, look who’s going to be on tour and/or releasing new material this year: Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Offspring, Weezer, Green Day, Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Liz Phair, Barenaked Ladies, Hootie and the Blowfish, Matchbox 20, Third Eye Blind–and there’s more.

Are you in? Are you looking forward to a full-blown resurrection of 90s music? Maybe you’re on the fence? Or you could be looking at the whole thing and going “meh.”

Let’s take the temperature of the zeitgeist in regards to your thirst (or lack thereof) for 90s alt-rock.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Weekly survey: Are you into the wave of 90s music coming this way?

  • February 3, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Depends on the bands and where they’re actually playing. Would love to see Garbage, but they’re not coming anywhere near Alberta. Are they even playing western Canada? Are they even coming to Canada?!

    I’m nostalgic for many of the 90’s bands, but for most they’re just a passing whim. I’m interested, but not so interested that I’ll spend the money to go see them.

    I am looking forward to the Moist, Big Wreck, Tea Party, headstones show this summer. But as I said above, only mildly nostalgic for three of the four. Super excited to see Moist again, but the other three? Meh.

  • February 3, 2020 at 11:27 am

    I’m flying half way across the US from Atlantic Canada to see Pearl Jam, so I think that’s a yes for me.
    Would love to see NIN again and some of the other bands but budget doesn’t allow for that much travel in a year.


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