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  SoYouWanna fake being an indie rock expert? | SoYouWanna.com
Indie fans often come across as if they belong to some sort of secret society, frowning upon all those poor, ignorant souls who just don't "get it" when it comes to music.
To begin a sham indie rock education, you might be tempted to think you should go buy some indie rock records.
If you want to be indie rock you can't drive a car that has fewer than 100,000 miles on the odometer and had an original sticker price of more than $20K.
www.soyouwanna.com /site/syws/indierock/indierock.html   (504 words)

  
 Indie Rock Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, the term "indie" became primarily associated with a form of guitar-based alternative rock that dominated the indie charts, particularly indie pop artists such as Aztec Camera and Orange Juice, the C86 jangle-pop movement and the twee pop of Sarah Records artists.
Probably the definitive British indie rock bands of the 80s were The Smiths, The Stone Roses and The Jesus and Mary Chain, whose music directly influenced 1990s alternative movements such as shoegazing and Britpop.
In the United States, the music commonly regarded as indie rock is descended from an alternative rock scene largely influenced by the punk rock and hardcore punk movements of the 1970s and early 1980s and their DIY ethos.
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Indie_rock   (1384 words)

  
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Indie rock acts placed a premium on maintaining complete control of their music and careers, often releasing albums on their own independent record labels and relying on touring, word-of-mouth, and airplay on independent or college radio stations for promotion.
Indie rock is often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that aren't on labels at all.
In that sense, indie rock can be seen as the follower to the Punk and New Wave movements of the late 1970s and early 1980s, as a counter-culture movement opposed to mainstream corporate rock.
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 SKY.fm Indie Rock - Your Free Indie Rock Resource
Indie Rock is Sky's alternative rock station, providing listeners with music that flies under your standard rock channel's radar.
Smib brings you the rock from today's college circuit, the glory days of alternative rock radio and hard-working unsigned artists.
Below you will find a few examples of the many artists that are featured on SKY.fm Indie Rock Channel.
www.sky.fm /indierock   (123 words)

  
 Indie Rock from 2000 - present - Beastie Boys Message Board
There was a small section of the "holier than thou" indie community that accused them of selling out, even though the actual sound of the new album was no different, other than a little more polish, to their previous efforts.
When it comes to indie in the '00s, it's kind of being used as a catch-all/buzz term by the media much in the same way that "alternative" was being thrown around for all the grunge, etc. bands in the '90s.
To me, "indie" was used to describe and differentiate the underground bands that were inaccessible to the mainstream, unlike their "alternative" counterparts.
www.beastieboys.com /bbs/showthread.php?t=66465   (1365 words)

  
 Indie Rock Cafe - Visit IRC for popular and current indie and alternative rock music news, rock artist profiles, free ...
Stereophonics are not new on the indie rock scene - the leather-strapping lads from the U.K. have been belting out melodic rock and pop for the past decade, but their main fan base is in the U.K. and Europe.
They are one of indie rock's unsung treasures, and they are now starting to get the attention that has been long overdue.
Free Indie Rock Festival in New York City Slammed...
www.indierockcafe.com   (2066 words)

  
 diesel sweeties: extras
After a drunken tryst with Electron Mike, Clango broke up with her and she is currently low on friends and motivation.
Metal Steve is the truly rocking natural enemy of Indie Rock Pete.
She used to go out with Indie Rock Pete and while she thinks IRP is an OK joe, her heart is with Clango.
www.dieselsweeties.com /cast.shtml   (852 words)

  
 Indie Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indie rock is rock music that falls within the indie music movement.
A main stay in the indie rock music scene with startling arrangements, aggressive guitars and a female voice that is unusually melodious.
If you only know ten women in the alternative / indie rock music scene, these are the ones to listen to.
www.ledfeather.com /indierock.html   (169 words)

  
 INDIE ROCK: Taxonomy of an Indie Rock Show
There's something very special about going to see a formerly indie band, now signed to a major label, play a venue that three years ago would've been much too big for them.
Skinny indie guys: They've been into the band since they were releasing 7-inch EPs from their basement, and it's, like, so lame that they have all these annoying fans now, but their friend who works at the label got them these tickets, so, whatever?
Label whores: Come in two varieties: the ones who work at the label largely to score a coke connection and go to shows for free, and those who date people who work at the label in order to score a coke connection and go to shows for free.
www.gawker.com /news/indie-rock/taxonomy-of-an-indie-rock-show-215597.php   (1765 words)

  
 UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com - indie rock
I just wanted to know what some of you people think about indie rock music, especially in britain there has been an explosion of indie rock bands which seem to be making a massive success and i have no idea why.
i like indie rock music but when there is too much of it, it can get annoying.
now there seem to be a new indie rock band coming out every week and all of these bands seem to be sounding the same.
www.ultimate-guitar.com /forum/showthread.php?p=5721592   (455 words)

  
 Indie rock
Indie rock is a sub genre of rock music which is often used to refer to bands that are on small independent or "indie" record labels or who aren't on labels at all.
The term indie rock soon became the accepted label for these bands who fell outside mainstream grunge or alternative and wanted to establish a more underground sub genre of alternative music more like the
rock tends to be an general term covering everyone from the Elephant 6 ]collective to the Pixies to the Cocteau Twins.
www.silver-dragon-records.com /indie_rock.htm   (597 words)

  
 Indie Rock on the ARTISTdirect Network - Free Indie Rock Downloads, Indie Rock Videos, and CDs
The term "indie rock" isn't just for unsigned bands and independent labels, though they're the ones making most of it..
Any band that embodies the independent spirit can be labeled as indie rock -- from Superchunk, who launched their own label, to The Hives and The White Stripes, who keep their sound lo-fi and anti-corporate.
It's more about the attitude and aesthetic than it is about what you sound like or what label you're on.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/music/genre/info/0,,1029,00.html   (190 words)

  
 Indie Rock Music, Rock Bands, Rock Artists, Record Labels, College Radio
The term indie rock is sometimes used to specify a certain sound focusing on loud amplifiers, experimentation, and distortion.
As seen in the early 1990s, indie rock bands are making something of a resurgence in the American pop music scene.
While the debate about where the buck stops with regard to the inception of rock and roll may never cease, it also may not be nearly as profitable as a discussion on the symbolic importance of rock music's effect on...
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 This Is Indie Rock - Official Site by Deep Elm
Created to document the music, spirit and resolve of the independent artist, each volume of This Is Indie Rock: The Best Bands You've Never Heard features twelve UNRELEASED and EXCLUSIVE songs from the hottest new indie rock bands / artists throughout the world.
By uniting all genres of indie rock, these compilations are destined to surpass the popularity of Deep Elm's other highly acclaimed compilation series.
This Is Indie Rock has already been proven to be a springboard for several talented young bands.
www.deepelm.com /bands/index_tiir.html   (639 words)

  
 Indie Rock
Indie rock is like pornography in a way: most people can't tell you exactly what it is, but they know it when they see it.
It's loud and obnoxious (or quiet and polite), careless and sloppy (or meticulously composed), complex and pretentious (or simple and unassuming), and, to its fans, cooler and more relevant than any other style of music.
It's impossible to list all of the bands who have been influential to indie rock -- doing so would require more space than we have here and would undoubtedly start some petulant silent feuds.
www.epitonic.com /genres/indierock.html   (153 words)

  
 Punknews.org | Various - This Is Indie Rock: Vol. 3
That’s not to say too many of these songs do have substance, as many are much more pop than indie rock, but in the least of instances they’re at least catchy or somewhat memorable.
This Is Indie Rock has a lot to live up to after the Emo Diaries series.
Serioulsy, I was all prepared to rail against the goffiness of "Indie Rock" as a genre, but then I realised that it's pretty much futiile at this point.
www.punknews.net /reviews.php?op=albumreview&id=5103   (749 words)

  
 Radio Indie Rock
One thing I always loved about Sleater-Kinney; when they left Kill Rock Stars for a bigger label, it was still an indie label.
Back in the days of Radio Indie Rock the radio station, we all used to do a year-end show counting down our top albums of the year.
A contributing factor is also that the music industry tends to shut down this time of year, so new releases are few and far between.
www.radioindierock.com   (2503 words)

  
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 SongMeanings | lyrics | Killers, The - Indie Rock'n'Roll
i think indie rock n roll is a metaphore for a girl like "indie rock n roll for me" as in a girls name or "its all i need" (shes all i need) ya know well i dont know thats what i think
The song is describing people that are trying so hard to be "cool" by being into indie music, and they try to make out like its their world and they are dedicated to being "indie".
Those people who listen to nothing but indie music and the moment they sign to a label write them off and say they've sold out, blah blah blah.
www.songmeanings.net /lyric.php?lid=3530822107858544189   (1174 words)

  
 A Paler Shade of White: Musical Events: The New Yorker
I’ve spent the past decade wondering why rock and roll, the most miscegenated popular music ever to have existed, underwent a racial re-sorting in the nineteen-nineties.
These are the volatile elements that launched rock and roll, in the nineteen-fifties, when Elvis Presley stole the world away from Pat Boone and moved popular music from the head to the hips.
The Beatles, especially in Paul McCartney’s compositions, married blues and soul with the verse-chorus-bridge structure common to songs from the English music hall and Tin Pan Alley, and hooked teen-agers on a combination of Irving Berlin and Muddy Waters that previously would have been unthinkable.
www.newyorker.com /arts/critics/musical/2007/10/22/071022crmu_music_frerejones   (1362 words)

  
 How to fake being an Indie Rock expert... - Beastie Boys Message Board
One last minefield you need to navigate is what happens when an indie band jumps to a major label.
Again, Sonic Youth were cool even on DGC, but the Goo Goo Dolls, who did about the coolest Prince cover ever ("I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man"), became something else when they went to a major label.
Damn new music loving cliques; these trash-swallowers need to part with their pseudo-hip ways, burn all material related with their moronic new music and should go onto listening to Roxy Music and Ratt.
www.beastieboys.com /bbs/showthread.php?t=54121   (661 words)

  
 Listen to Free Online Indie Rock Radio Stations - Live365 Internet Radio
Born from the experimental and independent tendencies of late 70s and early 80s Punk and Post-Punk, Indie Rock made them more fractured and diverse.
Contrasting the popular definition of "Alternative" in the early 90s, Indie Rock continued further left of the dial, largely eschewing Alternative's bombast and polish for DIY ethics and low-fi production values.
Listen to quality electro, trance, indie, synth, rock pop etc. Features artists like The Knife, Ellen Allien, Ladytron, New Young Pony Club, Bloc Party, Peaches, Covenant, Human League, The Gossip & Justice.
www.live365.com /cgi-bin/directory.cgi?searchfields=TAC&genre=indie%20rock&sort=C:D   (389 words)

  
 stereogum: Stereogum Readers Poll: Miss Indie Rock 2005
The "indie rock hottie" poll took forever 'cause none of you spell the same way.
She's just the most stereotypical boring indie rock girl, and maybe the girl with the most recognizable name by idiots.
You know all these gals here and all these indie women polls look plain jane & are boring(well except M.I.A) The real interesting women in rock to me were women in the early to mid 90's.
www.stereogum.com /archives/002179.html   (4704 words)

  
 Indie Rock - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
host is an alternative indie rock band from Seattle, WA.
During the 1980s, underground bands and labels built a network of distribution and touring that was independent of the mainstream music industry.
Ever since, 'indie rock' seems to have taken alternative's place as the underground's choice for representing DIY bands.
music.download.com /2001-8592_32-0.html   (211 words)

  
 Free Indie Rock Music: Albums, Songs, Videos, Playlists - Rhapsody Online
Free Indie Rock Music: Albums, Songs, Videos, Playlists - Rhapsody Online
Indie rock artists traditionally aspire to commercial and artistic autonomy, selectively self-marketing their music as inexpensively as possible outside the elaborate mechanisms of the music industry.
Spun for postage on subsidized college radio and...
www.rhapsody.com /alternativepunk/indierock   (69 words)

  
 Brad Sucks: brilliantly sardonic indie rock
One of Magnatune's best selling artists and an Internet phenomenon, Brad Sucks is Brad Turcotte of Ottawa, Canada—one of the first artists to take full advantage of the free culture movement for self-promotion and distribution.
Inspired by peer-to-peer file sharing of music, he began releasing his incredibly catchy indie pop songs online in 2002 and has since developed a significant online fanbase that includes remixers, visual artists, and a host of others whom he regularly invites to participate directly in his projects.
In 2005 he released his fan-funded debut album, I Don't Know What I'm Doing as well as its complete audio source.
www.magnatune.com /artists/brad_sucks   (311 words)

  
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