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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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Bands To Watch: Scotland's Alternative Pop Band We Were Promised Jetpacks

Music / Indie Music : Indie Rock Cafe (5 years ago)

Scotland alternative pop band We Were Promised Jetpacks appeared on the indie music radar last year... Check out Indie Rock Cafe for more, and more... ... Read Post

Rock Band Network Adds Songs by The Shins, Hold Steady, Steve Vai

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Already mastered The Beatles: Rock Band and looking for a new challenge? Harmonix, the makers of Rock Band 2, have launched their new Rock Band Network where indie artists can submit their own music to become downloadable content fo... Read Post

Bands to Watch: Brooklyn's Indie Rock Band Low Water

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