Established in February 2009 and based in Denver, Colo., Slicing Up Eyeballs celebrates the legacy of ’80s college, modern and indie rock, the music — once relegated to campus radio, pioneering commercial stations like San Diego’s 91X and the Sunday night ghetto of MTV’s “120 Minutes” — that paved the way for Nirvana and the alternative revolution.
Slicing Up Eyeballs publishes news items daily about new album releases, reissues, box sets, tours, reunions and other activity by ’80s college rock bands, their spinoffs and their individual members, as well as video clips both new and archival, and streaming and downloadable audio. The site also hosts regular contests with prizes provided by record companies, publicists and publishers, and posts a monthly mixtape for readers’ downloading pleasure.
Since November 2010, Slicing Up Eyeballs also has hosted a weekly show on Strangeways Radio. The hour-long program, spotlighting songs new and old by ’80s college rock veterans, airs every Tuesday at 10 p.m. EST and repeats every Friday at 2 p.m. EST on strangewaysradio.com.
And, if you’re still wondering, the name comes from the lyrics to the Pixies’ “Debaser.”
Founder/Editor: Matt Sebastian
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