The Alarm: 80's Alternative at Ludlow Garage

Formed in the early 80's from the remnants of a punk band, The Alarm were a fixture in alternative music for most of the decade. Often compared to U2, this Welsh band’s gritty songs about the life of the working man resonated with audiences and set the band on a successful path. Songs like “The Stand,” “68 Guns,” “Knife Edge,” “Rain in the Summertime,” and “Sold Me Down the River,” kept the band on the charts until 1991, when lead singer Mike Peters announced on stage at the end of a concert tour that he was don