Ask anyone involved in the underground rock scene what the future portends, and there's a good chance they'll sing the praises of emo, post-rock, post-hardcore, or whatever names happen to be in vogue at the moment. Call it what you will, indie rock--and all of its outgrowths--has proved its staying power over the past decade. And hipsters aren't the only ones getting wise to this fact, as demonstrated by the recent success that indie outfits have found with mainstream audiences. Emo-popsters the Get Up Kids and the Promise Ring both placed videos on MTV for a few minutes; Hot Water Music and Snapcase made a strong showing of the more visceral version of the style at this year's Warped Tour. Heck, these days, it's not uncommon to see select Jawbreaker singles bid... More >>>
Jimmy Eat World with its former A&R guy: "Our A&R guy came down to the studio once, and that was to get his picture taken for Billboard."