If you are looking for a fresh-indie perspective on the Hollywood scene, check out The Punky Reggae Party.
Right now, they currently through parties at Echoplex
1154 Glendale Ave.
Los Angeles 90026
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If you don’t know what the Indie Culture, here is brief history:
Indie rock established itself as a music genre in the 1980s when bands such as Pixies and Sonic Youth, who didn’t experience much mainstream commercial success, achieved a level of critical acclaim and cult following amongst alternative rock fans. Indie music defines itself as being necessarily against major record labels, arising from the era of hardcore punk when bands such as Minor Threat, Black Flag and Bad Brains all defined themselves by their independent spirit, releasing their own records on small labels, booking their own concerts and creating a DIY attitude in punk music. In the United States, those early independent bands would later be described as alternative or college rock bands.
In the UK, indie indie rock bands of the 1980s included The Smiths and Joy Division. In the 1990s, Britpop bands such as Oasis, Blur, and Ocean Colour Scene were associated with the indie scene. The indie rock revival of the 2000s was spearheaded by bands such as The Libertines and The Strokes, but received mainstream appeal with bands such as Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, Kate Nash, Editors and Razorlight. Some British music publications, notably the weekly magazine NME, focus specifically on this genre and have been influential in the publication of now-successful indie acts.
In Canada, Montreal, Quebec is home to a well-developed indie music scene, merging influences from France, the UK, and the United States. In 2004, Pitchfork Media and Spin Magazine dubbed Montreal North America’s “Next Big Scene”, due to bands such as Arcade Fire, The Unicorns, Land of Talk, Islands, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, A Silver Mount Zion, The Stills, The Dears, The Besnard Lakes, Kiss Me Deadly, Wolf Parade, Stars and Sunset Rubdown.
Visit their myspace at: www.myspace.com/parttimepunkyreggaeparty