Alternative Music Gatekeepers Got It Wrong On Avril Lavigne

What was it like being a rock/alternative fan in the early 2000s? You may have been a dirt rocker obsessed with Staind and Puddle of Mudd. Maybe you connected with the lyrics of Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional—or sustained hearing damage listening to System of a Down or Disturbed. Perhaps instead you were into

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Influential Artists: The Four Faces of Alternative Music

It’s the spring of 2014. You turn on your local Top 40 station and they’re playing Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun” for the fourth time that day and life is good. You then switch to the alternative station. They’re playing the acoustic version of MAGIC!‘s “Rude” after playing the standard version only 45 minutes ago. The

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Rock & Roll on the Silver Screen: 13 of the Best Music-Centric Movies

Throughout the years there have been hundreds of movies depicting the lifestyle and feeling of rock and roll.  Some are classics that we’ve all seen, others are indie films that didn’t get enough recognition—but they all share one thing in common.  These movies pull the spirit of rock and roll out of music venues and

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