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Indie Rock
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Indie rock
is a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United States
United States
and the United Kingdom
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
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Spiral Scratch (EP)
Spiral Scratch is an EP and the debut release by English punk rock band 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 one of the earliest releases by a British punk band (preceded by The Damned's "New Rose" in October 1976, and both the Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the U.K." and the first two singles by The Vibrators
The Vibrators
in November 1976)
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Bikini Kill
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.Contents1 Career 2 Post-breakup 3 Discography 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksCareer[edit] Bikini Kill
Bikini Kill
formed in Olympia, Washington, in October 1990, by Kathleen Hanna
Kathleen Hanna
(vocals), Billy Karren (guitar), Kathi Wilcox
Kathi Wilcox
(bass), and Tobi Vail (drums)
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DIY Ethic
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
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The Hives
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.[1][2] The Hives
The Hives
have released five studio albums: Barely Legal (1997), Veni Vidi Vicious (2000), Tyrannosaurus Hives
Tyrannosaurus Hives
(2004), The Black and White Album (2007) and Lex Hives
Lex Hives
(2012)
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The Vines (band)
The Vines are an Australian rock band formed in 1994 in 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,[1] and since then the band has released four albums and a best-of compilation from their time at Capitol Records
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Country Music
Country music
Country music
(/ˈkʌntri/), also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.[1] 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, folk lyric 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.[2][3][4] Blues
Blues
modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history.[5] 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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Independent Record Label
An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels. Many commercial bands and musical acts begin their careers on independent labels.[1]Contents1 Overview 2 History 3 See also 4 ReferencesOverview[edit] [2] Independent labels are small companies that produce and distribute records. These labels are not a part of three major label corporations and have a majority of the music titles. They have about 66 percent of music titles according to SoundScan and the RIAA, but only 20 percent of sales. [3] An independent label, which is also called an indie label is not connected to the three major record companies
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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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7 Year Bitch
7 Year Bitch
7 Year Bitch
was an American punk rock band from 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.[1]Contents1 Biography1.1 Career 1.2 Break-up 1.3 Aftermath2 Band members 3 Discography3.1 Albums 3.2 Singles/EPs 3.3 Compilations 3.4 Music videos4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Career[edit]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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Team Dresch
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
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin) (de facto) "Out of many, one" "Annuit cœptis" (Latin) "H
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The Jesus And Mary Chain
The Jesus
Jesus
and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride
East Kilbride
in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. After signing to independent label Creation Records, they released their first single "Upside Down" in 1984. Their debut album Psychocandy
Psychocandy
was released to critical acclaim in 1985 on major label WEA. The band went on to release five more studio albums before disbanding in 1999
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Hipster (contemporary Subculture)
The hipster subculture is stereotypically composed of younger and middle-aged adults who reside primarily in gentrifying neighborhoods.[1][2] It is broadly associated with indie and alternative music and genres such as 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, craft alcoholic beverages, alternative lifestyles, and snobbery
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Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco
(/ˈɑːniː/; born Angela Maria DiFranco; September 23, 1970) is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, songwriter, and feminist icon.[3] She has released more than 20 albums.[4][5][6][7] DiFranco has received positive feedback from critics for much of her career. Although DiFranco's music has been classified as folk rock and alternative rock she has added punk, funk, hip hop and jazz influences. DiFranco created her own record label, Righteous Babe, giving her significant creative freedom. DiFranco supports many social and political movements by performing benefit concerts, appearing on benefit albums and speaking at rallies. Through the Righteous Babe
Righteous Babe
Foundation DiFranco has backed grassroots cultural and political organizations supporting causes including women’s right to choose and gay visibility
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