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Definition of the noun Alternative Rock

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  1. A genre of rock music, normally published on independent labels, comprising many subgenres.


"Alternative Rock" is a book by Dave Thompson.

  • also known as "Alternative Rock: Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion"
  • genre: Music
  • subjects: Music, Literature, Indie film, History, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Google previewMusic, An Appreciation (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alternative rock is a genre of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular by the 1990s. Although the term was most commonly associated in its commercial heyday with a loud, ...

Google previewKiss This (2014)

Punk In The Present Tense by Gina Arnold

Alternative rock is a wasteland of nobodies, andallofthem are BetterThanEzra. And yet,there seemsto bea perception that the music business is booming right now, because therearesimply so many bands being signed and so many records ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

Alternative rock encompassed a wide array of styles; the prime unifying featureconsisted ofan aversion to the pretentions of 1960s art rock. This alienation was initially expressed through the punk explosion. The movement was reconfigured ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Popular Music (2017)

by Norman Abjorensen

Alternative Rock DeRogatis, Jim. Milk It! Collected Musings on the Alternative Music Explosion of the 90s. Cambridge ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set (2004)

by Christopher H. Sterling

Alternative rock formats encroachedon both heavy metal and classic rock listeners withthesuccess of stations such as KNDD in Seattle and WHTZ inNew York, both of which made significant gains intheir respective radio markets. Later in the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film (2016)

by Melissa U. D. Goldsmith, Paige A. Willson, Anthony J. Fonseca

alternative rock; classic rock; hard rock; punk The Sapphires (2012, Australia)—bubblegum; R&B, soul; Top 40 Satisfaction (1988, ...

Google previewThe Berklee Contemporary Dictionary of Music (2015)

by Kari Juusela

See alternative rock. altered chord. (1) In jazz harmony, a dominant 7 chord with tensions E9, B9, E5, and E13. (2) In classical harmony, another name for a chromatic harmony (e.g., a secondary dominant). altered dominant scale. A scale ...


by MarcAnthony Mantis Kozuh

ALTERNATIVE ROCK. THE GRUNGE GENRE This is a grunge genre of rock music that flourished in the late 1980s and early 1990s and, secondarily, its attendant fashion. The term grunge was first used to describe the murkyguitar bands The ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Gothica (2011)

by Liisa Ladouceur, Gary Pullin

CURE, THE British alternative rock/ GOTHIC ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Problems (2008)

by Vincent N. Parrillo

Other research reports male and female alternative rock fans self-consciously seeking to distance ...

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Small photo of Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 22 October 2017: Concert of American alternative rock band Pins, support act of the Breeders at Venue Melkweg in AmsterdamSmall photo of BARCELONA - APR 27: Placebo (alternative rock music band) in concert at Razzmatazz stage on April 27, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.Small photo of Milan, Italy - April 10, 2018: Italian alternative rock band Afterhours performs at indoor sports arena Mediolanum Forum of Assago (MI).Small photo of Milan, Italy - April 10, 2018: Italian alternative rock band Afterhours performs at indoor sports arena Mediolanum Forum of Assago (MI).Small photo of BARCELONA - OCT 19: Editors (British alternative rock band based in Birmingham) perfoms at Razzmatazz stage on October 19, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.Small photo of Alternative rock and roll style, young man with long hair driving a chopper or a motorbike, starting the engineSmall photo of Alternative rock and roll style, young man with long hair driving a chopper or a motorbike, starting the engine More...

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