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Slanted and Enchanted

The Evolution of Indie Culture
Oakes, Kaya (Book - 2009)
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A lively examination of the spirit and practices that have made the indie movement into a powerful cultural phenomenon You know the look: skinny jeans, Chuck Taylors, perfectly mussed bed-head hair; You know the music: Modest Mouse, the Shins, Pavement. You know the ethos: DIY with a big helping of irony. But what does it really mean to be "indie"?As popular television shows adopt indie soundtracks and the signature style bleeds into mainstream fashion, the quirky individuality of the movement seems to be losing ground. In Slanted and Enchanted , Kaya Oakes demonstrates how this phase is part of the natural cycle of a culture that reinvents itself continuously to preserve its core ideals of experimentation, freedom, and collaboration.Through interviews and profiles of the artists who have spearheaded the cause over the years-including Mike Watt, David Berman, Kathleen Hanna, and Dan Clowes-Oakes examines the collective creativity and cross-genre experimentation that are the hallmarks of this popular lifestyle trend. Her visits to music festivals, craft fairs, and smaller collectives around the country round out the story, providing a compelling portayal of indie life on the ground. Culminating in the current indie milieu of music, crafting, style, art, comics, and zines, Oakes reveals from whence indie came and where it will go next.
Authors: Oakes, Kaya
Title: Slanted and enchanted
the evolution of Indie culture
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009
Edition: 1st Holt Paperbacks ed
Characteristics: xiv, 235 p. ;,21 cm
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Statement of Responsibility: Kaya Oakes
Contents: Introduction : Scenes from an independent America, 2007
Constantly risking absurdity : early independent networks
Get in the van : punk roots
Homegrown : indie regionalism in Berkeley
Xerox, staple, repeat : the evolution of independent literature
Like a velvet glove cast in iron : the independent comics revolution
We're gonna have to be the band : Olympia, riot grrrl, and the great independent crossover
Brighten the corners : the reinvention of indie rock
Scan, kern, layout, print : indie publishing in the 21st century
Hands on : the crafting and indie design movement
Branded : the big indie crossover
ISBN: 0805088520
9780805088526
Branch Call Number: 700.103 O116s 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Arts United States History Arts and society United States Indie culture United States History
Topical Term: Arts
Arts and society
Indie culture
LCCN: 2008045286
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