Indie Music Lists

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My friends and I comb the internet for great music, then we bring it to you.

Top Indies

For some people, indie music is the only way to go. There really is nothing more exciting than artists forging their own creations the way that they want to forge them (and many of use would much rather see our money going to these indie artists rather than to some giant corporation and the corporate musicians that they create). But it is always tricky to find the really good stuff out there. That's why my friends and I compile a list of what we feel are 10 really great indie musicians who are worth checking out, then we throw it up on here and see if you agree. Have a read (and a listen) through the article and let us know if you agree.

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Women of Indie

Have you ever noticed how a large portion of the great singer-songwriters are women? I sure did. That's why my friends and I spent a whole lot of time (some might say an obsessively long, too long, amount of time) combing the internet in search of fantastic independent female artists. The result? Probably our best list yet. Introducing nonhollywood's list of the 50 best Women of Indie Music.

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    The Best Covers of...

    You might say that this is the golden age of the cover song. With the sudden access to sites like Youtube, millions of talented folks are out there interpreting their favorite songs and gaining an audience by doing so. I can get a little obsessive about some things, and one of those obsessions is scouring the internet for independent artists who are doing a killer job interpreting the songs of others. Join me in a review of a wide array of great covers of some great songs.

    Some of the great bands who have great covers of their songs...

  • REM

    How many bands over the last 3 decades have taken REM as their role model and a mapbook to where they want their careers to go? Quite a few, I can tell you that.
  • The Cure

    From gigantic, gothic and somber to silly love songs, The Cure has covered all of the ground and inspired a ton of bands in the process.
  • U2

    Passion incarnate, Bono and company are one of the few bands from the 80s still very much relevant today.

The 10 Best Indie Songs from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This TV show was a groundbreaker in many ways, including the use of indie bands--lots of them--in the soundtrack.

Philosophical Fiction

If you're the type who appreciates a little meaning in your fiction, check out the novel The 33rd Year by Neal A. Yeager

This unusual and highly original story follows one man who is desperately trying to seek out meaning--any sort of meaning--in life in the modern world.

Yes, we went there...

Though some may feel that the 80s was potentially one of the cheesiest decades in music history, there is still no doubt that there was some seriously great music created in that time period. Join us as we try to prove that to you.

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