Alternative Rock Music

Alternative Rock is a genre of rock music that started to develop in the 1980's. It is characterized by unique messages, straying from mainstream musical culture and wandering towards indie labels. It includes sub-genres like independent pop, independent rock, some variations of folk and anti-folk, punk rock, etc.

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How long do the decemberists usually play?

The Decemberists sets during the current "A Short Fazed Hovel" tour, and in general run to be about 2hrs 30min long.

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When is Arcade Fire releasing a new CD?

May 2010, with a single before then. Although apparently they will not be touring again until "at least June".

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Who sold the most albums worldwide?

It is probably impossible to say today.

Different methods are used for counting and there are different methods of distributing albums. Not including those that are stolen or downloaded illegally.

Some of the greatest selling artists are such people as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson And Many More.

This is according to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_albums

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Who was it that made an alternative rock cover of 'dream a little dream of me'?

See the Related Links section for covers by various artists.

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When did alternative rock start?

WLIR radio began an alternative format as early as 1970. By the late 1970's, WLIR was broadcasting a mix of dance, punk, and alternative -- a "new wave" of music. In 1983, soon after music video TV stations became popular, alternative dance rock such as The Police, Men At Work, and David Bowie filled the radio.

In the late 1980's, a heavier, guitar-oriented alternative was developed by bands including Nirvana, Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Jane's Addiction. In 1990, Alice In Chains joined the list with its first album, Facelift. By 1992, with the introduction of Pearl Jam and the breakthrough of Nirvana, alternative rock swept the nation.

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What instrument does Arcade Fire's Regine play in No Cars Go?

Hurdy Gurdy, I believe

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What are some modern british alternative rock bands?

Muse

Best Served Chilled

Radiohead

Los Campesinos!

Bloc Party

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What are some examples of alternative fuel?

Some well known alternative fuels include biodiesel, ethanol, butanol, chemically stored electricity (batteries and fuel cells), hydrogen, methane, natural gas, vegatable oil, peanut oil, and biomass.

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What does the song Sail by awolnation mean?

This song means different things to different people. The interpretation that I like the most is as follows -

This person has ADD and feels like an outcast. People treat that person differently and they feel alone. They feel like a "different breed" as the lead singer says. The song is sung with bitterness and remorse in his voice so he is mad at the world for treating him this way. Sometimes he wishes that he could just "Sail" away.

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How did the smashing pumpkins get their name?

The smashing pumpkins got their name from people leaving their pumpkins out from Halloween and kids throwing the soft rotted pumpkins at there houses,hence the name smashing pumkins

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What happened to Holly while hitchhiking across the US in Lou Reed's classic alternative rock song?

Holly was transsexual - Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.

Hitch-hiked her way across the USA

Plucked her eyebrows on the way

Shaved her legs and then he was a she

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What type of music is alternative rock?

Alternative Rock aka alternative. It is music distant from the mainstream genres, and songs you may typically hear. It seems as if it has descended from punk rock into its own genre. It has a rock vibe to it while mixing in some more pop punk/pop beats to it. Making it a new genre. Point is: It's music thats different than other genres with influences from many.

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Who are the Decemberists?

Indie pop band from portland, oregon, fronted by Colin Meloy. Have released 4 full length albums, the most recent of which, 'The Crane Wife' was released in 2006 on the major label Capitol Records. Named after the atmosphere associated with December and the Decemberist revolt ( explaining the use of the national anthem of the Soviet Union as an introduction at many of their shows).

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What are the top alternative rock artists in the United States?

1. afi 2. pearl jam 3. red hot chili peppers 4. the raconteurs 5. gnarls Barkley 6. tool 7. stone sour 8. three days grace 9. buckcherry 10. Breaking benjamin This is the top ten. They have the top singles today. go to google and search modern rock chart. or go to modernrock.com you can see the top 100

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Difference between indie rock and alternative rock?

Indie and alternative are my two favorite genres. Indie means independent, and when I think indie I think more hippie-like. Most indie songs are repetitive and are kind of flowy. Foster the People, The Shins, and MGMT are a few examples of indie.

Alternative rock is kind of like a mix of rock and a small amount of pop. I can't stand pop, but I like alternative.

Of course, I could be totally off.

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What was the name of the first song Arcade Fire performed on Saturday Night Live?

the name of the song is "INTERVENTION"

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Who is an alternative rock band with 4 platinum albums?

Staind

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What are some cool 80's band names I can use for my band?

The Ramones, the Who, the Hives, Oasis, Falco Blümchen blau

If you use the name of a group, even if it broke up years ago, you could face some serious legal issues. The guy up there is a nerd

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What alternative rock band has a female cello player?

Rasputina

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Surnames
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What is the surname of Takeru from SuG?

Takeshi Miyamoto On Takeru Sug oikea koko nimi...

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Where did the band Arcade Fire get their name?

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What does Arcade Fire mean?

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire is a Grammy nominated indie rock band formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada comprising band members Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara. Howard Bilerman, who played drums on their debut album, Funeral, has since moved on to other projects. On the 'Funeral' shows the touring band included horn player Pietro Amato and violinist Owen Pallett. Neufeld, Parry, and Amato also play in the instrumental band Bell Orchestre. Pallett, though not listed as a band member on the band's official site, both plays with the band live and, according to Butler, helped with the string arrangements for their second album, Neon Bible. Other members of the touring band are Marika Anthony-Shaw, a violist who played on Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light with Bell Orchestre, as well as horn players Colin Stetson and Kelly Pratt, who bring the Neon Bible touring band to ten on-stage members.


The name comes from an urban legend Win Butler was told by fellow students while at school. According to the story, the local arcade had burned down killing the dozens of children trapped inside. Butler later discovered that nobody had been hurt in the fire, but at the time he believed the story as it had been told.


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Best alternative rock songs?

The songs by Moderatto. (Mexican alternative rock band) x But the very best alternative rock songs are by the band that started Alternative Rock in 1965, the Velvet Underground.

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Who is smashing pumpkins booking agent?

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Is U2 considered an alternative rock band?

U2 was played first by alternative stations. The band crossed-over to the album rock format and to pop stations in the early 1980's. U2 also became a top pop group by 1987, and received heavy dance club play at the same time. U2 could not be fit into a single format, and became a multi-format band.

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