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ALT HOMEGROWN SPOTLIGHT: FUA

¡FUA! found their footing in a fusion of blues progressions, alternative angst, and Latin stylings. Their expedient traction quickly turned heads in their corner of the music community, and the support found therein gave them the platform to elegantly begin pushing their …

ALT HOMEGROWN SPOTLIGHT: Extraordinary

Born John Michael Chandler, Extraordinary is an American Rapper/Singer/Songwriter from Fort Wayne, IN. Throughout 2019, he worked with local producer, Oblique, on his first album, 111. With the album’s release on January 11th, 2020, Extraordinary broke into the hip hop game, captivating …

ALT Homegrown Bobby Dellarocco

Bobby Dellarocco received his BA in music production and technology from Capital University. He spent his college years running live sound around Columbus and producing local artists until he moved to Fort Wayne to teach recording and production at Sweetwater Academy. Bobby …

ALT Homegrown Spotlight: OLC

OLC is a 4-piece rock band that formed in November 2015.  While much of their material falls under the pop punk genre, they bring an eclectic approach to their recordings and live sets.  You can expect to go to an OLC concert …

ALT Homegrown Spotlight: Bonsai

Bonsai consists of a lead guitarist, bassist, drummer, rhythm guitarist and lead singer: Gabe Keister, Emily Parks, Jonah Leatherman, and McKenna Parks respectively. The band began with two sisters that were interested in writing and sharing experiences with a crowd through music. …

ALT Up-Close Rewind

ALT 102-3 and Sweetwater Sound present ALT Up-Close Rewind.  Hear some of your favorite artists recorded live at Sweetwater studios for a recent ALT Up-Close performance. On Saturday, September 12th at 7pm it’s lovelytheband recorded on April 29th, 2019. Catch this intimate performance …
Dollars For Scholars Contest Rules

Dollars For Scholars Contest Rules

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES ”Dollars for Scholars”   How to Enter the Contest: The Dollars for Scholars contest will begin on June 5th, 2020 and end on August 31st, 2020 at 4 p.m. To participate in the contest, register to win at http://www.majic951.com, …

ALT Homegrown Spotlight: The Be Colony

The Be Colony is a rock, psychedelic, groove that takes you over.  They are Jacob, Atticus, Bray, Wes, and Zac! Their sound is a culmination of the five full-immersed music lovers’ tastes.  Hailing from Fort Wayne, the band has captivated people in …

ALT Homegrown Spotlight: Jupiter in July

Jupiter in July is a two man band generating sounds of uncharted territory.  Drums/Vocals:  Bailey Correll and Bass/Vocals: Tom Alberding. A rhythm section gone rogue, they aim to veer off the beaten path to depths unknown and resurface with sound familiar to …

ALT Homegrown Spotlight: Blue Wave

Blue Wave is an all-original synth band in Fort Wayne, established in 2016.  Influences like Depeche Mode, The Cure & New Order.  Most of the music is created using synthesizers along with electric guitar notable on several songs of their first two …

ALT Homegrown Spotlight: Overlook

Overlook is a rock band currently based in Fort Wayne who pride themselves on their ability to mix old school rock and roll riffs with modern production and writing. In 2018, they recorded their self-titled debut EP by themselves in a basement …

ALT Homegrown Spotlight: David Jax

David Jax is a local musician from Fort Wayne who went to Elmhurst High School and would later go on to graduate from the University of Saint Francis in Music Technology. Since graduating in 2016, he has worked with recording artists such …

ALT Homegrown Spotlight: The Essentials

Landing somewhere between mint extract and liquor stores, music has generally been an important part of most people’s lives, often to the point of becoming a necessary experience to maintain buoyancy in times of chaos and uncertainty. Operating under the tongue-in-cheek moniker, …

ALT Homegrown Spotlight: The Paper Heart

The Paper Heart is the long-standing project of front man Topher Beyer’s teenage years.  Originally Topher’s second project, it has since grown into a full band of dedicated musicians whose singular goal is to bring music and positive, uplifting energy to their …

ALT Homegrown Spotlight: Calder The Band

Calder The Band consists of Joe Stilwell, bassist Lee Cliff, drummer Aaron Cliff and lead guitarist Luke Matulis. They recently released a four song EP called “He’ll Come Around”.   They are indie rockers out of the Midwest and Fort Wayne area who …