Fridays from 8 to 10pm

Join Jesse Hudgins and Chloe Kallberg for two hours of punk, pop punk, emo and alternative! Listen for album reviews, artist interviews, features on up-and-coming bands, and fun theme nights like 90s Night, Punk Night, and Pickitupapalooza, Alternage’s annual Ska Night. Follow them on Instagram for playlist and show updates, upcoming contests, concert photos, and more!

About the Hosts

Jesse Hudgins

Jesse enjoys writing stories, creating music, and just having a good time in total. He wants to make a career out of being a musician, writing stories, or being a music journalist. He has been to many concerts in his life crowd surfing and moshing every chance he gets. Some of his favorite bands include Blink 182, Descendents, Modern Baseball, and Box Car Racer. Jesse’s been going to concerts for a long time, and the first time he tried crowd surfing, he was dropped on his back at an Alkaline Trio and Bad Religion concert.

Chloe Kallberg

Chloe Kallberg, or Chloejoy, if you prefer, is a former employee of an artisan tea store, loves all kinds of teas from lemongrass to pu-erh, but she couldn’t thrive without matcha. Chloe spends most of her free time reading a wide range of genres. While her favorite author is Marc Spitz (no, not the swimmer), Chloe also loves reading feminist and queer theory, 19th century literature, and any books she can raid from a garage sale or Goodwill. Podcasts take up more of her Spotify minutes than music; some of her regular listens are You’re Wrong About, American Hysteria, and Noble Blood. She’s also the singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the post-emo duo Whenever Forever. 

The Alternage Podcast

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Contemplative Pop Punk: Neck Deep at The Salt Shed

by Chloe Kallberg After four months across the pond and on the road, Neck Deep’s second American tour came to a close in Chicago on February 25. Tucked into a tiny and expensive parking spot, my friends and I emptied our pockets, flashed our tickets, and permeated the Salt Shed ...


2024 Music Predictions

by Jesse Hudgins and Chloe Kallberg Alternage is approaching its third birthday, which means we’ve been closely following release schedules of our favorite punk, pop punk, emo, and alternative genres since we began college. Meshed with our own personal wish lists, here are three predictions we have for what’s in ...


The Comeback and Evolution of Hardcore

by Jesse Hudgins Hardcore has been a genre since the late 70s, originating with bands like Black Flag, Middle Class, and Circle Jerks. In his book, American Hardcore: A Tribal History, author Steven Blush states that the original hardcore album to come out was Out of Vogue by Middle Class ...


Alternage Retrospective: Minor Threat

by Jesse Hudgins Growing up straight edge, there was always a weird aura to it. I never treated anyone terribly if they didn’t want to be, but at times, I felt alienated and like I didn’t fully fit in among others. College was when it hit me that there were ...


Mid-Year Album Recap

by Jesse Hudgins 2023 is already half over and music has been thriving. Many records have been released this year, and many have been great. After listening to a lot of what this year has brought so far, I have five recommendations of records to check out. Why Would I ...


Alternage Presents : The Most Influential Punk Albums – The Stooges

by Jesse Hudgins All my life, whenever I’ve listened to punk music, there’s been one artist I always heard was an inspiration to all. I didn’t start listening to them until late in high school, but that didn’t hinder my understanding of their legendary inspiration. The band in mind are ...


Alternage Presents: The Most Influential Punk Albums – The Clash

by Chloe Kallberg It’s mid-February of 2017, and the music wing of my high school is fraught with pacing theatre kids waiting perilously for their spring musical audition slots. Some are sussing out the competition, eyes wandering and hands wringing, others are facing a wall while reciting their minute-long monologues, ...


Alternage Presents: The Most Influential Punk Albums – The Sex Pistols

Welcome to the first ever edition of Alternage Presents: Influential Punk Albums. This will be a series where I look back on punk albums, old and new, get into the history of each band, dive into an album, and break down how it impacted the punk. In this edition, I ...


The Misfits’ The Static Age Deserves a Revisit

by Jesse Hudgins The Misfits will forever go down as punk rock legends. No matter what era of punk you identify with most, you know who The Misfits are. The band has had their issues throughout the years with multiple lineup changes and legal disputes, but that doesn’t change the ...


The Chats’ New Album is A Must-Listen

by Jesse Hudgins Punk rock is a genre that spans over decades with new bands coming and going, and one that’s been coming for a while out of Australia is The Chats. They’ve been around since 2016, releasing four full length albums. The Chats released Get F***ed on August 19th ...


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