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Acid house is a subgenre of house music developed around the mid-1980s by DJs from Chicago.
Alice in Chains is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who then recruited bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley.
Alternative dance is a genre that mixes alternative or indie rock with post-disco dance music.
Alternative R&B (also referred to as PBR&B, indie R&B, experimental R&B, and hipster R&B) is a term used by music journalists to describe a stylistic alternative to contemporary R&B.
Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.
American Football is an American rock band from Urbana, Illinois, originally active from 1997 until 2000 and reunited in 2014.
American Music Club is an American, San Francisco-based indie rock band, led by singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel.
Angela Maria "Ani" DiFranco (born September 23, 1970) is an American singer, musician, poet, songwriter, and activist.
Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother William Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.
Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield.
Bark Psychosis are an English post-rock band/musical project from east London formed in 1986.
Baroque pop (sometimes called baroque rock) is a fusion genre that combines rock music with particular elements of classical music.
The BBC Radiophonic Workshop was one of the sound effects units of the BBC, created in 1958 to produce incidental sounds and new music for radio and, later, television.
Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970), known professionally as Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Belle and Sebastian are a Scottish band formed in Glasgow in January 1996.
Big Black was an American punk rock band from Evanston, Illinois, active from 1981 to 1987.
Bikini Kill was an American punk rock band formed in Olympia, Washington, in October 1990.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
Billy Childish (born Steven John Hamper, 1 December 1959) is an English painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (often abbreviated as BRMC) is an American rock band from San Francisco, California.
Bleed American is the fourth studio album by American rock band Jimmy Eat World, released on July 24, 2001, by DreamWorks Records.
Bloc Party are an English rock band, currently composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, sampler), Russell Lissack (lead guitar, keyboards), Justin Harris (bass guitar, keyboards, saxophones, backing vocals) and Louise Bartle (drums, percussion).
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988.
Bratmobile was an American punk band.
Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (born Brian Peter George Eno; 15 May 1948) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist.
Bright Eyes is an American indie rock band founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst.
Britpop is a UK based music and culture movement in the mid 1990s which emphasised "Britishness", and produced brighter, catchier alternative rock, partly in reaction to the popularity of the darker lyrical themes of the US-led grunge music, an alternative rock genre, and to the UK's own shoegazing music scene.
Butthole Surfers are an American rock band formed by singer Gibby Haynes and guitarist Paul Leary in San Antonio, Texas in 1981.
Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band, formed in Bolton, England, in 1976 by singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter Howard Devoto.
C86 is a cassette compilation released by the British music magazine NME in 1986, featuring new bands licensed from British independent record labels of the time.
Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution.
Chamber pop (sometimes called ork-pop, short for "orchestral pop") is a style of rock music characterized by an emphasis on melody and texture, the intricate use of strings, horns, piano, and vocal harmonies, and other components drawn from the orchestral and lounge pop of the 1960s.
Chavez are an American math rock band from New York City, formed in 1993.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
Chillwave is a music microgenre that emerged in the late 2000s.
Cocteau Twins were a Scottish rock band active from 1979 to 1997.
College rock was the alternative rock music played on student-run university and college campus radio stations located in the United States and Canada in the 1980s.
Country music, 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.
Creation Records was a British independent record label headed by Scottish music executive Alan McGee.
Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.
Dashboard Confessional is an American rock band from Boca Raton, Florida, led by singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba.
Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band, formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997.
Dinosaur Jr. is an American rock band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1984, originally simply called Dinosaur until legal issues forced a change in name.
Dischord Records is a Washington, D.C.-based independent record label specializing in punk rock.
Disco Inferno was an English experimental rock band active in the late 1980s and the 1990s.
DIY ethic refers to the ethic of self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert.
Dream pop (or dreampop) is a subgenre of alternative rock and neo-psychedelia that developed in the 1980s.
Durham is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
Editors are an English rock band, formed in 2002 in Birmingham.
An effects unit or effects pedal is an electronic or digital device that alters the sound of a musical instrument or other audio source.
Electric Frankenstein is an American band from Whippany, Clifton, and other areas of New Jersey, founded by Sal Canzonieri. Their music is generally considered punk rock, but includes elements of hard rock and heavy metal as well. Because of this, they have sometimes been referred to as AC/DC meets The Dead Boys - high energy punk rock & roll that combines the raw and energetic sounds of Punk Rock and Garage Punk (Dead Boys, Ramones, Damned, Misfits, Sabbath etc.) with elements of hard rock played by bands like MC5, Stooges, AC/DC, Kiss, Mott the Hoople, Alice Cooper, and so on. Releasing over 100 records all over the world since 1992, Electric Frankenstein's vinyl singles and albums, CDs, and posters proved to be highly influential, helping to spark a rock revival among the youth of the time throughout the world from the USA to Europe to Scandinavia to Japan, known as the New Rock Revolution. Many new bands soon played the Punk Rock & Roll style that began with Electric Frankenstein's combining of Punk Rock, Hard Rock, and Heavy Metal, greatly influencing such bands as The Hellacopters, Gluecifer, Turbonegro, and many more. This revival was further aided by guitarist and founder Sal Canzonieri's strong use of the internet early on to promote the band's music. Electric Frankenstein is considered the first band to have had a website, albeit a one pager back in 1991. Also, he strongly promoted all bands of the new Punk Rock & Roll genre in the newly emerging MP3 digital format, on the highly popular music site MP3.com, helping to develop a strong community of bands from many states in the USA and from many countries. Canzonieri later created the critically acclaimed series of compilations called "A Fistful of Rock & Roll", which collected and highlighted all of the best of the new rock bands, collectively known as the New Rock Revolution. There have been 13 volumes of the series so far, published on various record labels (Tee Pee Records, Victory Records, and Steel Cage Records). A second series is forthcoming, known as "A Fistful More of Rock & Roll". Electric Frankenstein also has an art book containing their record covers and concert posters, designed by notable underground artists such as Coop, Kozik, Johnny Ace, Art Chantry, Dirty Donny, Peter Bagge, and many more. The book was titled, "Electric Frankenstein - High Energy Punk Rock & Roll Poster Art" and was published by Dark Horse Comics (2004). The book chronicled every single poster and record cover of their first 10 years. The book "Electric Frankenstein!" is featured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame archives. A second book documenting their second decade of artwork has been published "Son of Electric Frankenstein - More High Energy Rock Art" (published by Create Space).
Electric Six is a six-piece American band from Detroit, Michigan.
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
Elf Power is an American indie rock band that originated in Athens, Georgia, United States.
Emo is a rock music genre characterized by an emphasis on emotional expression, sometimes through confessional lyrics.
Factory Records was a Manchester-based British independent record label, started in 1978 by Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus, which featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such as Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, The Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Northside, and (briefly) Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and James.
Fall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001.
A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest.
Flying Saucer Attack is an English experimental space rock band formed in Bristol in 1992 and led by songwriter David Pearce.
Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish indie rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
Garage rock (sometimes called 60s punk or garage punk) is a raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s, most notably in the United States and Canada, and has experienced various revivals in the last several decades.
Ghostly International is an American independent record label founded in 1998 by Samuel Valenti IV and currently headquarted in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Glass Records was a British independent record label which operated from 1981 to 1989, and was resurrecyed in 2015.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a Canadian experimental music collective which originated in Montreal, Quebec in 1994.
Good News for People Who Love Bad News is the fourth studio album by American rock band Modest Mouse, released on April 6, 2004 by Epic Records.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt.
Grindie is a form of music that emerged in early 2006.
Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the in the Pacific Northwest U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns.
Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester.
Hardcore punk (often abbreviated to hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.
Hüsker Dü were an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1979.
Highly Evolved is the debut studio album by Australian alternative rock band The Vines.
The hipster subculture is stereotypically composed of younger and middle-aged adults who reside primarily in gentrified neighborhoods.
House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.
Huggy Bear were an English riot grrrl band, formed in 1991 and based in Brighton.
"I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" is a song by English rock band Arctic Monkeys.
Independent music (often referred to as indie music or indie) is music produced independently from commercial record labels or their subsidiaries, a process that may include an autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing.
An independent record label (or indie label) is a record label that operates without the funding of or outside major record labels.
Indie folk is a music genre that arose in the 1990s among musicians from indie rock scenes influenced by folk music.
An independent music scene is a localized independent music-oriented (or, more specifically, indie rock/indie pop-oriented) community of bands and their audiences.
Indie pop (also typeset as indie-pop or indiepop) is a music genre and subculture that combines guitar pop with DIY ethic in opposition to the style and tone of mainstream pop music.
Interpol is an American rock band from New York City.
Is This It is the debut studio album by American rock band the Strokes, released on July 30, 2001 by RCA Records.
Jangle pop is a subgenre of pop rock that emphasizes trebly, ringing guitars (usually 12-string electrics) and 1960s-style pop melodies.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
Jet is an Australian rock band formed in 2001.
Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band formed in Mesa, Arizona in 1993.
Josef K were a Scottish post-punk band, active between 1979 and 1982, who released singles on the Postcard Records label.
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name that same year.
Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997.
Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999.
Krautrock (also called " ", cosmic music") is a broad genre of experimental rock that developed in Germany in the late 1960s.
Laika is a British band founded in 1993 by Margaret Fiedler and John Frenett, both formerly of Moonshake, and producer and engineer Guy Fixsen.
This is a list of notable indie rock artists.
Lo-fi (originally spelled low-fi and alternately called DIY) is an aesthetic of recorded music in which the sound quality is lower than the usual contemporary standards (the opposite of high fidelity) and imperfections of the recording and production are audible.
Madchester was a music and cultural scene that developed in the Manchester area of North West England in the late 1980s, in which artists merged alternative rock with acid house culture and other sources, including psychedelia and 1960s pop.
Matador Records is an independent record label, with a roster of mainly indie rock, but also punk rock, experimental rock, alternative rock, and electronic acts.
Math rock is a style of indie rock that emerged in the late 1980s in the United States, influenced by post-hardcore, progressive rock bands such as King Crimson, and 20th century minimal music composers such as Steve Reich.
Meat Puppets is an American rock band formed in January 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Merge Records is an independent record label based in Durham, North Carolina.
Midwest emo (or Midwestern emo) refers to the vibrant and influential emo scene that developed in 1990s Midwestern United States.
Minutemen were an American punk rock band formed in San Pedro, California in 1980.
Modest Mouse is an American indie rock band formed in 1992 in Issaquah, Washington (a suburb of Seattle), and currently based in Portland, Oregon.
Morr Music is an independent record label based in Berlin, Germany.
My Bloody Valentine are a rock band formed in Dublin in 1983.
My Chemical Romance (often abbreviated as MCR) was an American rock band from Newark, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013.
Neutral Milk Hotel was an American indie rock band formed in Ruston, Louisiana by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Jeff Mangum in the late 1980s.
New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.
New rave is a genre of music described by The Guardian as "an in-yer-face, DIY disco riposte to the sensitive indie rock touted by bands like Bloc Party.". It is most commonly applied to a British-based music scene between 2005 and late 2008 of fast-paced electronica-influenced indie music that celebrated the late 1980s Madchester and rave scenes through the use of neon colours and using the term 'raving' to refer to going nightclubbing.
New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987.
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.
No New York is a compilation album released in 1978 by record label Antilles under the curation of producer Brian Eno.
No wave was a short-lived avant-garde scene that emerged in the late 1970s in downtown New York City.
Noise pop is a subgenre of alternative rock, or more specifically indie rock, that developed in the mid-1980s in the UK and US that mixes dissonant noise or feedback with the songcraft more often found in pop music.
Noise rock (sometimes called noise punk) is a diverse style of experimental rock employing noise music elements, which spun off from punk rock in the 1980s.
Northern soul is a music and dance movement that emerged in Northern England in the late 1960s from the British mod scene, based on a particular style of black American soul music, especially in the mid-1960s, with a heavy beat and fast tempo.
Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991.
The Oblivians are an American garage punk trio that has existed since 1993.
of Montreal is an American indie pop band from Athens, Georgia.
Orange Juice was a Scottish post-punk band founded in the Glasgow suburb of Bearsden as the Nu-Sonics in 1976.
Panic! at the Disco is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 by childhood friends Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson.
Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004.
Pavement was an American indie rock band that formed in Stockton, California in 1989.
Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990.
Phillip Harvey Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector, December 26, 1939) is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he described as a "Wagnerian" approach to rock and roll.
Pinkerton is the second studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on September 24, 1996 on DGC Records.
The Pixies are an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Plans is the fifth studio album by indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, released August 30, 2005 on Atlantic Records.
Polvo is an American indie noise rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Pop rock (also typeset as pop/rock) is rock music with a greater emphasis on professional songwriting and recording craft, and less emphasis on attitude.
Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad type of rock music that emerged from the punk movement of the 1970s, in which artists departed from the simplicity and traditionalism of punk rock to adopt a variety of avant-garde sensibilities.
Post-punk revival (also known as "new wave revival", "garage rock revival"J. Stuessy and S. D. Lipscomb, Rock and roll: its History and Stylistic Development (London: Pearson Prentice Hall, 5th edn., 2006),, p. 451. or "new rock revolution") is a genre of alternative rock and indie rock that developed in the late 1990s and early 2000s, inspired by the original sounds and aesthetics of garage rock of the 1960s and new wave and post-punk of the 1980s.
Post-rock is a form of experimental rock characterized by use of rock instruments primarily to explore textures and timbre rather than traditional song structure, chords or riffs.
Postcard Records is a Glasgow-based independent record label founded by Alan Horne in 1979, as a vehicle for releases by Orange Juice and Josef K. The label's motto was "The Sound of Young Scotland", a parody/tribute to the Motown motto; its logo featured a cartoon cat beating a drum.
Primal Scream are a British rock band originally formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie (vocals) and Jim Beattie.
Psychedelic rock is a diverse style of rock music inspired, influenced, or representative of psychedelic culture, which is centred around perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Quickspace was a London-based experimental rock band started in 1994.
R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe.
Radio 4 were an American dance-punk band based in Brooklyn, New York.
Razorlight are an English indie rock band formed in 2002 by lead singer and guitarist Johnny Borrell.
Red House Painters were an American rock band, formed in San Francisco, California in 1988.
Ride are an English rock band that formed in 1988 in Oxford, England, consisting of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence "Loz" Colbert, and Steve Queralt.
Riot grrrl is an underground feminist punk movement that began in the early 1990s in Washington state (particularly Olympia) and the greater Pacific Northwest.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating back to the early 1950s in the United States, especially the South.
Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer.
Sadcore is a subgenre occasionally identified by music journalists to describe examples of alternative rock characterised by bleak lyrics, downbeat melodies and slower tempos, or alternatively, songs with deceivingly upbeat melodies that are simultaneously characterised by depressive lyrical undertones or imagery.
Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.
Sebadoh is an American indie rock band formed in 1988 in Northampton, Massachusetts, by Eric Gaffney and Dinosaur Jr. bass player Lou Barlow.
Shoegaze (or shoegazing, originally interchangeable with "dream pop"Nathaniel Wice / Steven Daly: "The dream pop bands were lionized by the capricious British music press, which later took to dismissing them as "shoegazers" for their affectless stage presence.", Alt. Culture: An A-To-Z Guide to the '90s-Underground, Online, and Over-The-Counter, p. 73, HarperCollins Publishers 1995) is a subgenre of indie and alternative rock that emerged in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s.
Slint is an American rock band consisting of Brian McMahan (guitar and vocals), David Pajo (guitar), Britt Walford (drums and vocals), Todd Brashear (bass on Spiderland), and Ethan Buckler (bass on Tweez).
Slowcore is a subgenre of alternative rock and indie rock.
Slowdive are an English rock band that formed in Reading, Berkshire in 1989.
A social networking service (also social networking site, SNS or social media) is a web application that people use to build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.
Sonic Youth was an American rock band based in New York City, formed in 1981.
Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.
Space rock is a rock music genre characterized by loose and lengthy song structures centred on instrumental textures that typically produce a hypnotic, otherworldly sound.
Spacemen 3 were an English alternative rock band, formed in 1982 in Rugby, Warwickshire by Peter Kember and Jason Pierce.
Spectrum is an Australian progressive rock band which formed in April 1969 and broke up in April 1973.
Spiral Scratch is an EP and the debut release by English punk rock band Buzzcocks.
Spiritualized are an English space rock band formed in 1990 in Rugby, Warwickshire by Jason Pierce (often known as J. Spaceman), formerly of Spacemen 3.
Stereolab were an English-French avant-pop band from London, formed in 1990 by Tim Gane (guitar/keyboards) and Lætitia Sadier (vocals/keyboards/guitar) who both remained at the songwriting helm across many line-up changes.
Sub Pop is a record label founded in 1986 by Bruce Pavitt.
Sunny Day Real Estate was an American rock band from Seattle, Washington.
Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of popular music developed in the United States that dominated in the 1930s and 1940s.
Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop; also called techno-pop) is a subgenre of new wave music that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.
Talk Talk were an English rock band formed in 1981, led by Mark Hollis (vocals, guitar, piano), Lee Harris (drums), and Paul Webb (bass).
Team Dresch is an American punk/queercore band from Portland, Oregon, originally formed in Olympia, Washington, which was initially active from 1993 until 1998.
Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.
The (International) Noise Conspiracy (abbreviated T(I)NC) were a Swedish rock band formed in Sweden in the late months of 1998.
The 126.96.36.199's are a Japanese rock trio, whose music is reminiscent of American surf music, rockabilly and garage rock.
The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961.
The Black Keys are an American rock band formed in Akron, Ohio, in 2001.
The D4 was a rock band from Auckland, New Zealand.
The Datsuns are a hard rock band from Cambridge, New Zealand, formed in 2000.
The dB's are an American power pop and jangle pop group, who first came to prominence in the early 1980s.
The Detroit Cobras are an American garage rock band from Detroit, Michigan, formed in 1994.
The Dirtbombs are an American garage rock band based in Detroit, Michigan, notable for blending diverse influences such as punk rock and soul while featuring a dual bass guitar, dual drum and guitar lineup.
The Elephant 6 Recording Company (or simply Elephant 6) is a collective of American musicians who spawned many notable independent bands of the 1990s, including the Apples in Stereo, the Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, Beulah, Elf Power, of Montreal, The Minders, and Circulatory System.
The Fratellis are a Scottish rock band from Glasgow, formed in 2005.
The Get Up Kids are an American rock band from Kansas City, Missouri.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Haçienda was a nightclub and music venue in Manchester, England, which became famous in the Madchester years of the 1980s and early 1990s.
The Hives are a Swedish rock band that rose to prominence in the early 2000s during the garage rock revival.
The Housemartins were an English indie rock band formed in Hull who were active in the 1980s, and charted three top ten albums and six top twenty singles in the UK.
The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983.
The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals).
The Kooks are an English pop rock band formed in 2004 in Brighton.
The La's were an English rock band from Liverpool, originally active from 1983 until 1992.
The Libertines are an English rock band, formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Carl Barât (vocals/guitar) and Pete Doherty (vocals/guitar).
The Offspring is an American rock band from Garden Grove, California, formed in 1984.
The Pastels are an independent music group from Glasgow, formed in 1981.
The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most is the second studio album recorded by the American emo band Dashboard Confessional, released on 20 March 2001 through Vagrant.
The Promise Ring is an American rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Rapture were a rock band from New York City, formed in 1998.
The Replacements were an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979.
The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982.
The Stone Roses are an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1983.
The Strokes are an American rock band from New York City.
The Suburbs is the third studio album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released on August 2, 2010.
The Subway Organization was an independent music label founded in 1985 in Bristol, by Martin Whitehead.
The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in 1964 in New York City by singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise (replaced by Moe Tucker in 1965).
The Vines are an Australian rock band formed in 1994 in Sydney.
The Von Bondies were an American alternative rock band active from 1997 to 2011.
The Wedding Present are a British indie rock group originally formed in 1985 in Leeds, England, from the ashes of the Lost Pandas.
The White Stripes were an American rock band formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan.
The Word was a monthly music magazine published in London.
Alternative rock is generally understood to have begun in the late 1970s and early 1980s, primarily in the United Kingdom.
Tortoise is an American experimental rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1990.
Touch and Go Records is an American independent record label based in Chicago, Illinois.
Underground music comprises musical genres beyond mainstream culture.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The Wall of Sound (also called the Spector Sound) is a music production formula developed by American record producer Phil Spector at Gold Star Studios in the 1960s, with assistance from engineer Larry Levine and the session musician conglomerate later known as "the Wrecking Crew".
Warp (also known as Warp Records) is an English independent record label, founded in Sheffield in 1989 by record store workers Steve Beckett, Rob Mitchell and record producer Robert Gordon.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals).
West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum is the third studio album by British indie rock band Kasabian, which was released on 5 June 2009.
White Blood Cells is the third studio album by American garage rock duo The White Stripes, released on July 3, 2001.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs is an American indie rock band formed in New York City in 2000.
Your New Favourite Band is a collection by The Hives released in 2001, featuring tracks from their first two albums and the A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T EP.
10,000 Maniacs is an American alternative rock band that was founded in 1981.
7 Year Bitch was an American punk rock band from Seattle, Washington that was active for 7 years, between 1990 and 1997.
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