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Old 06-19-2014, 12:40 PM   #21
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Back in the day, non-mainstream sounding rock was called Alternative. Now, since Alternative rock IS the mainstream sounding rock, all bands who don't sound mainstream are called Indie. That's my interpretation.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:09 PM   #22
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Back in the day, non-mainstream sounding rock was called Alternative. Now, since Alternative rock IS the mainstream sounding rock, all bands who don't sound mainstream are called Indie. That's my interpretation.


Agree.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:29 PM   #23
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indie is independent of the type of music that is not commercially.I think it was sorry if wrong
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:46 AM   #24
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Back in the day, non-mainstream sounding rock was called Alternative. Now, since Alternative rock IS the mainstream sounding rock, all bands who don't sound mainstream are called Indie. That's my interpretation.


Except now indie is mainstream too.

We're running out of stupid things to call our music.
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:34 PM   #25
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Except now indie is mainstream too.


It's not that indie is necessarily mainstream, its just that certain bands that were always considered "indie" are now among the most popular and mainstream bands. However, you won't hear them on most radio stations because they don't fit into a particular musical category and the stations format, so thats why they retain the indie label.

But you do have a point about "indie" being the mainstream. Indie acts are getting major mainstream exposure these days. Just look at musical acts that are popping up on Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and SNL these days.
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:44 PM   #26
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Indie is underground for the masses
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