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Music: Newswire: Band claims it costs $100,000 to make it in indie rock, finally rendering the term "indie rock" meaningless

The term "indie rock" once was applied to bands operating below the radar of the music business. The idea was that these artists took it upon themselves to establish an audience and (maybe) make a living outside the old, corrupting apparatus of major entertainment corporations intent on stifling creativity in the name of profits by any means necessary. At least that's what it says in our beat-up copy of "Indie Rock 101.
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For Our Consideration: Why Scotland’s indie bands, from Belle & Sebastian to Mogwai, are shouting “YES” to independence

Entertainment / Music : The A.V. Club - Music (2 days ago)

At this July’s T In The Park, the world’s fifth-largest music festival, which hosts 85,000 people in the Scottish countryside every year, the view was clear: a sea of amped-up fans, pop tents, and waving blue Saltires, the national ... Read Post

Rock Band Is Finally Dying

Entertainment / Video Games : Kotaku (2 days ago)

Long gone from the retail side of things, Harmonix's Rock Band has nevertheless lived on for the past few years thanks to the studio's maintenance of the Rock Band Network, the online community where people could buy, create and sha... Read Post

7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear, Vol. IV – The Bellegards

Music / Indie Music : Indie Rock Cafe (2 days ago)

The Bellegards – Selden, New York This is second band in the latest series of 7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear. Monday we featured Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe Read Post

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