Better Know A Genre: Alternative

From the mild Coldplay to the stadium-filling Muse to the ever-changing Beck, it seems like music labeled “alternative” is everywhere. “Alternative” is usually known to be short for “alternative rock,” but there’s also alternative country (frequently abbreviated “alt-country”), alternative hip-hop, and alternative metal. In these latter cases one, can deduce that “alternative” means “different from…

Better Know A Genre: Indie

Better Know a Genre: Indie I thought that since I’m mostly going to be writing about music that is considered “indie” here, that it might be a good first step to examine what exactly what “indie music” means. The short answer is that the “indie” in “indie music” is short for independent. The actual definition…