- "Music Review: 'You & Me' by The Walkmen"
(February 4, 2009)
- "Music Review: “Como Te Llama” by Albert Hammond, Jr."
(February 2, 2009)
- "Music Review: “This Is Alphabeat” by Alphabeat"
(January 30, 2009)
- "Music Review: “Tonight Franz Ferdinand” by Franz Ferdinand"
(January 28, 2009)
- "Music Review: “The Grand Archives” by Grand Archives"
(January 26, 2009)
I'm no expert on "indie music," so I can't tell whether or not the posts make sense or not. I can say that they follow a clear format - and I suspect that an indie fan would appreciate them. Or, be able to tell the blogger where he went wrong.
I'm so out of the loop, when it comes to contemporary culture, that I had to check around to see if "indie music" meant "independent music" - and that both terms were often used to describe performers and music that wasn't tied to a major record label.
The term may be new, but the idea has been around all my life. In my youth, there were 'garage bands:' teenagers with high hopes, over-powered amplifiers, and - sometimes - talent. Most were acoustic nuisances. Some actually sounded good.
When I lived in San Francisco, street musicians were about as independent as you get.
The point is, some artists - musicians, in this case - have, throughout my life, managed to steer clear of corporate patrons. I respect artist who use the opportunities for exposure that a large recording company gives: but my hat's off to those who manage to get heard, without that sort of backing.
Surf For Your Indie Need looks like a pretty good resource - regularly updated - for
'indie music' fans.