There's a pretty interesting link on Coolfer's page to a story on CNN.com about what indie really means anymore. It's certainly nothing new—the notion that once indie or "alternative" hit the mainstream, it ceased to be counterculture. What I like is that somebody in the article says "I know it when I see it," as a defense against defining the concept of indie in today's terms, which echoes the old pornography debate by Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart. Is that how elusive indie has become?
Do YouTube plays translate into record sales? Ask OK Go.
It's pretty quiet on the local scene today, so I'll just throw this music video out and see what happens.
I think Haruch commented on this on another thread, but I just wanted to remind peeps that this Friday, Sept. 29 is probably the LAST Left Can Dance party at Ombi Bar. I know, I know, a lot of people aren't "into" dancing, but it was nice having a cheap cover and kickin' tunes every Friday to offset a week of rock shows. Plus, kids got decked out and added some much-needed edge to the fashion of this otherwise uber-casual town. Yes, that's a "fashion-related" comment.
From Left Can Dance:
After getting our first shout out by nemesisboy today and our first hate-mail in last week's print edition, the Scenecast is cruising on some serious street cred. We will be damn near gangstas after this week's fly edition featuring Butterfly Boucher, Electric Six, Colour Revolt, Ex-Models, Moglah, Bob Schneider, Aberdeen City, Wax Fang, Citizen Cope, Grand Bel Fisher, KT Tunstall, Branford Marsalis, Alice Smith, Bettye LaVette, Cracker, Frank Black, and Lucero.
According to a blog posted on their Myspace page, The Bubblegum Complex are going to be looking for a new drummer soon. Anyone have any leads?
The pop culture blog Best Week Ever (of VH1 fame) directed readers to dowload songs from The Features today, including "D-Con (Radio One)." Weird!
Which three songs would you suggest to a newcomer?
Nemesisboy took the latest Movement Nashville press release and made it into an epic recruitment video. It's awesome. Enjoy.
Tonight, Joel J. Dahl and The Ranch-Hand Band will make their live debut at The Exit In. For those of you who don't know, Joel is the frontman of De Novo Dahl. This band is his "country-rock" side project, described as having a 70s-80s country sound. Hopefully that means they lean more toward Alabama than John Conlee. Anyways, the 10 piece band will go on around 9 p.m. and will be competing head to head with various season premieres on network T.V.
In a press release regarding his new album The Magnificent Defeat former Wilco-an Jay Bennett felt compelled to offer his "official party line on Wilco..."
well fuck you anon! Go and Catch fire!
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