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Wedding Music Genre Spotlight: Alternative Rock

Photo Credit: K&K Photography

Weddings not only showcase the DJ, but the music taste of the couple as well. Guests don’t need to have tattoos and piercings from head-to-toe (but its fine if they do!) to enjoy a fine-crafted rock mix. Maybe your aunt has a secret affinity for Axl Rose, or your nephew is a rising star in Guitar Hero. Whatever the case, you want your wedding to rock!

Alternative rock has been around for decades now. Teenagers are still getting into bands that were just starting to break out in the ’90s. Groups like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, and Foo Fighters are still making waves in the industry today.

If your lifestyle has an edge, you can reflect that in your wedding without scaring your grandparents away or scarring the innocent youth in attendance.

Here are some alt-rock songs from back-in-the-day to more modern that everyone can get into during the party, slow dances, or even cocktail hour!

Cocktail Hour:

► “Scar Tissue” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
► “Doin’ Time” – Sublime
► “3 A.M.” – Matchbox 20

► “Separator” – Radiohead
► “Float On” – Modest Mouse
► “Denial Twist” – The White Stripes

Slow Dances:

► “Don’t Speak” – No Doubt
► “Black Hole Sun” – Soundgarden
► “Under The Bridge” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

► “Green Eyes” – Coldplay
► “Guiding Light” – Muse
► “Street Joy” – White Denim

Dance Songs:

► “Smells Like Teen Spirit” – Nirvana
► “Basket Case” – Green Day
► “Song 2″ – Blur

► “Rope” – Foo Fighters
► “Last Nite” – The Strokes
► “My Body ” – Young The Giant



This post comes from Virginia-based DJ Drew Izm. His wedding DJ style features a wide range of music, mixing sets that please all audiences. This wedding DJ has also spun New Year’s Eve on the high seas for Royal Caribbean, fashion shows with Macy’s, and for W hotels in the nation’s capital. Drew loves when couples are excited about their wedding music. “I think everyone has been to weddings where it’s all by-the-book, but I know there are many couples who want a party! It’s a great opportunity for friends and family to get dressed up and then get down!”