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on Poptimism in the Indie Rock world; a conversation with Greys’ Shehzaad Jiwani

We talk to Greys frontman Shehzaad Jiwani about playing in an abrasive rock band during a time where the "indie rock" world favors pop music, today's indie subculture, if "the kids" still like rock and roll, the criticial re-evaluation of the Deftones, and more. Also: Greys are streaming their killer new album Outer Heaven (out today on Carpark).

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People are tweeting their embarrassing indie stories with the #indieamnesty hashtag

As you may have seen in the Twitterverse today, the hashtag #indieamnesty is going around and people are using it to confess their most embarrassing indie stories. Topics range from bands you wish you never liked to bands you pretended to like and plenty of the in between...

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Pop punk’s complicated relationship with indie rock, and the great new Wonder Years album (which is streaming)

"Pop punk" was once widely considered a dirty term in most indie rock circles, but over the past few years it's been sneaking into indie rock vernacular...

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Paradigm announces Windish “partnership”

Rumored yesterday. Now 100% confirmed this morning via Billboard:Financial details were not disclosed. Asked to clarify the deal, Windish tells Billboard, "It's a partnership...

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Paradigm bought Windish Agency

Two huge companies that book many of our favorite bands may now be one bigger company. If you don't book shows, you may barely known these companies exist, but most touring bands who play festivals and popular venues have an agent booking their shows for them, and many of those agents work at Paradigm and Windish (others work at WME, CAA, Agency Group, Billions, Ground Control, High Road Touring, etc)...

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Vanilla Ice gets ‘into the indie rock game’ (funny video)

Video below...

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“Relix uncovers indie rock’s true jamband roots”

Phish @ Bonnaroo 2009 (Graeme Flegenheimer)"We discussed playing a 45-minute version of 'China Cat Sunflower,' " said MGMT guitarist James Richardson with a straight face shortly before his set, sporting a well-worn tie-dyed Grateful Dead T-shirt...

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Swervedriver to Pop Fest, The Muslims, Amazing Baby & Vivian Girls too – A NEW FEATURE ABOUT INDIE ROCK

editor's note: Metal, comedy and 'dance' all have their own semi-regular BV feature writers. Those topics are getting a level of focus that I wished I could give to "indie rock" (that somewhat meaningless term, but it helps sometimes to categorize)...

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Les Savy Fav / Zach Galifianakis Trivia tickets on sale

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Entertainment Weekly names “The Indie Rock 25″

Why do we (Entertainment Weekly) love indie rock? Because it shuns everything that is prefab, safe, typical. It's about freedom, expression, passion -- no rules, man...

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