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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

Mark Eitzel touring, playing The Wick w/ Anders Parker and Death Vessel; Egyptrixx & friends playing there after

Music / Rock & Pop : Brooklyn Vegan (7 hours ago)

Mark Eitzel Mark Eitzel, leader of seminal indie rock/slowcore band American Music Club, hasn't put out new music in a couple years now, but he's touring as we speak. The tour comes to Brooklyn on Saturday (8/2) at The Wick... Read Post

Newswire: Violent Soho intends to take America by storm with nude bike rides

Entertainment / Music : The A.V. Club - Music (yesterday)

Earlier this year Side One Dummy Records took Canada’s PUP under its wing, re-releasing its debut album and bringing the band attention outside of its native land. Now, the label will be attempting to work the same magic for Austral... Read Post

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