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Indie Rock
INDIE ROCK is a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United States and the United Kingdom in the 1980s. Originally used to describe independent record labels , the term became associated with the music they produced and was initially used interchangeably with alternative rock. As grunge and punk revival bands in the US, and then Britpop
Britpop
bands in the UK, broke into the mainstream in the 1990s, it came to be used to identify those acts that retained an outsider and underground perspective. In the 2000s, as a result of changes in the music industry and the growing importance of the Internet, some indie rock acts began to enjoy commercial success, leading to questions about its meaningfulness as a term. Sometimes used interchangeably with "guitar pop rock ", in the mid-1980s, the term "indie " (or "indie pop ") began to be used to describe the music produced on punk and post-punk labels
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The Hives
THE HIVES are a Swedish rock band that rose to prominence in the early 2000s during the garage rock revival . Their mainstream success came with the release of the album Veni Vidi Vicious , containing the anthem " Hate to Say I Told You So ". The band have been acclaimed by music critics as one of the best live rock bands in current music. The Hives
The Hives
have released five studio albums: Barely Legal (1997), Veni Vidi Vicious (2000), Tyrannosaurus Hives (2004), The Black and White Album (2007) and Lex Hives (2012). They have one compilation album, Your New Favourite Band
Your New Favourite Band
(2001) and they have issued a live DVD, Tussles in Brussels (2005)
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The Vines (band)
THE VINES are an Australian rock band formed in 1994 in Sydney
Sydney
. Their sound has been described as a musical hybrid of 1960s garage rock and 1990s alternative rock . The band's current line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Craig Nicholls , bass guitarist Tim John and drummer Lachlan West. The Vines' success in the Australian recording industry resulted in winning an ARIA Award in 2002 , 'Breakthrough Artist – Single', for " Get Free " and receiving five other nominations for their debut album Highly Evolved , plus two further nominations in subsequent years. In 2003, the album went platinum in Australia, and since then the band has released four albums and a best-of compilation from their time at Capitol Records
Capitol Records
. The Vines have released six studio albums to date
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Punk Rock
PUNK ROCK (or simply "PUNK") is a rock music genre that developed in the early to mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in 1960s garage rock and other forms of what is now known as "proto-punk " music, punk rock bands rejected perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. Punk
Punk
bands typically produced short or fast-paced songs, with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk
Punk
embraces a DIY ethic ; many bands self-produce recordings and distribute them through informal channels. The term "punk" was first used in relation to rock music by some American critics in the early 1970s, to describe garage bands and their devotees
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Punk Revival
PUNK ROCK (or simply "PUNK") is a rock music genre that developed in the early to mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in 1960s garage rock and other forms of what is now known as "proto-punk " music, punk rock bands rejected perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. Punk
Punk
bands typically produced short or fast-paced songs, with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk
Punk
embraces a DIY ethic
DIY ethic
; many bands self-produce recordings and distribute them through informal channels. The term "punk" was first used in relation to rock music by some American critics in the early 1970s, to describe garage bands and their devotees
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Hipster (contemporary Subculture)
The HIPSTER subculture is stereotypically composed of youth who reside primarily in gentrifying neighborhoods . It is broadly associated with indie and alternative music and has popularised more esoteric genres such as microhouse , chill-out , folk , modern rock , pop rock and post-Britpop . Hipsters also frequently flaunt a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility , vintage and thrift store -bought clothing, generally pacifist progressive and green political views, veganism , organic and artisanal foods, alternative lifestyles and snobbery . The subculture typically consists of mostly white young adults living in urban areas. It has been described as a "mutating, trans-Atlantic melting pot of styles, tastes and behavior". The term in its current usage first appeared in the 1990s and became particularly prominent in the late 2000s and early 2010s, being derived from the term used to describe earlier movements in the 1940s
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Psychedelic Rock
PSYCHEDELIC FILM * Acid Western * Stoner film
Stoner film
* PSYCHEDELIC LITERATURE Culture * Counterculture * Counterculture of the 1960s *
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Country Music
COUNTRY MUSIC (frequently referred to as just COUNTRY) is a musical genre that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk music (especially Appalachian folk music ) and blues . Country music
Country music
often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos , electric and acoustic guitars , steel guitars (such as pedal steels and dobros ), and fiddles as well as harmonicas . Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history . According to Lindsey Starnes, the term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music; it came to encompass Western music , which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the mid-20th century
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Team Dresch
TEAM DRESCH is an American punk /queercore band from Portland, Oregon , originally formed in Olympia, Washington , which was initially active from 1993 until 1998. The band made a significant impression on the DIY movement queercore , which gave voice through zines and music to the passions and concerns of those in both the LGBT community
LGBT community
and the punk subculture . All bandmembers were open lesbians . Washington Post writer Chris Richards called their debut album, 1995's Personal Best , "a fiery, all-but-forgotten punk masterpiece." In the early 2000s, Team Dresch
Team Dresch
reunited, and they continue to perform
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Spiral Scratch (EP)
SPIRAL SCRATCH is an EP and the debut release by English punk rock band Buzzcocks
Buzzcocks
. It was released on 29 January 1977, and was the first punk record to be self-released (that is, without the support of an existing record label ). It is the third official record ever released by a British punk band (preceded by The Damned\'s " New Rose ", the Sex Pistols ' " Anarchy in the U.K.
Anarchy in the U.K.
" and two first singles by The Vibrators in November 1976). The EP is the only Buzzcocks
Buzzcocks
studio release to feature original singer Howard Devoto , who left shortly after its release to form one of the first post-punk bands, Magazine . When reissued in 1979, it reached number 31 in the UK Singles Chart . In 2017, it entered the top spot of the UK Physical Singles Chart after being re-issued on its 40th anniversary
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7 Year Bitch
7 YEAR BITCH was an American punk rock band from Seattle
Seattle
, Washington that was active for 7 years, between 1990 and 1997. Their career yielded three albums, and was impacted by the deaths of their guitarist Stefanie Sargent and close friend Mia Zapata , of fellow Seattle
Seattle
punks The Gits . CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Career * 1.2 Break-up * 1.3 Aftermath * 2 Band members * 3 Discography * 3.1 Albums * 3.2 Singles/EPs * 3.3 Compilations * 3.4 Music videos * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYCAREER 7 Year Bitch
7 Year Bitch
7 Year Bitch
7 Year Bitch
was formed in 1990 by vocalist Selene Vigil, guitarist Stefanie Sargent, bassist Elizabeth Davis and drummer Valerie Agnew. Vigil, Sargent, and Agnew had been playing together in the Seattle band Barbie's Dream Car when their bassist left for Europe
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Bikini Kill
BIKINI KILL was an American punk rock band formed in Olympia, Washington , in October 1990. The group consisted of singer and songwriter Kathleen Hanna , guitarist Billy Karren , bassist Kathi Wilcox , and drummer Tobi Vail . The band is widely considered to be the pioneer of the riot grrrl movement, and was known for its radical feminist lyrics and fiery performances. Their music is characteristically abrasive and hardcore -influenced. After two full-length albums, several EPs and two compilations, they disbanded in 1997. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Post-breakup * 3 Discography * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links CAREER Bikini Kill
Bikini Kill
formed in Olympia, Washington , in October 1990, by Kathleen Hanna (vocals), Billy Karren (guitar), Kathi Wilcox (bass), and Tobi Vail (drums)
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Nirvana (band)
NIRVANA was an American rock band formed by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic
Krist Novoselic
in Aberdeen, Washington , in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl , who joined in 1990. Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important alternative bands in history. Though the band dissolved in 1994 after the death of Cobain, their music maintains a popular following and continues to influence modern rock and roll culture. In the late 1980s, Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing its first album, Bleach , for the independent record label Sub Pop
Sub Pop
in 1989. They developed a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses
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DIY Ethic
DIY ETHIC refers to the ethic of self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert. Literally meaning "do it yourself ," the DIY ethic
DIY ethic
promotes the idea that anyone is capable of performing a variety of tasks rather than relying on paid specialists. The DIY ethic
DIY ethic
requires that the adherent seeks out the knowledge required to complete a given task. The term can refer to a variety of disciplines, including home improvement , first aid or creative works . Rather than belittling or showing disdain for those who engage in manual labor or skilled crafts, DIY champions the average individual seeking such knowledge and expertise. Central to the ethic is the empowerment of individuals and communities, encouraging the employment of alternative approaches when faced with bureaucr