Broad musical genre typically featuring electric guitar, drums, and powerful bass. Lyrics may be shouted as much as sung, and are often on themes of rebellion against sexual, societal and political repression. Early form known as Rock and Roll considered to date from the 1955 hit, "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets, but the term had been heard on records by black artists as early as the 1930s. Numerous subgenres exist, including Folk-Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative, Heavy Metal, and Punk. Related style, Pop, considered less likely to carry an undercurrent of danger or rebellion. Related style of Dance characterized by stronger reliance on bass, drums and keyboard, and usually has a much less prominent guitar part.

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A.D.H.D. Records
Heavy metal and Rock label. Artists include Rockman and CJ. MP3s, classifieds, artist biographies, and online ordering.
Absolutely Kosher Records
Alternative label based in San Francisco, California, USA. Artists include The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up, Eltro, and The Swords Project. Bands, tour dates, merchandise, and links.
Acetate Records
Alternative Rock label from California. Artists include The Bombthrowers, Jeff Smith, and Dragbeat. News, sound and video samples, and online store.
Adrenaline Records
Italian Rock and Metal label. Artists include Evil Wings, Moon of Steel, and Seasons of the Wolf. MP3s, tour schedule, online store, news, and links.
Alias Records Online
Toluca Lake, CA indie Rock label. Artists include Archers of Loaf, Caustic Resin, Knapsack, Distortion Felix, Loud Family, and Yo La Tengo. Band pages, eshop, news, digital downloads, message board.
Ambiguous City
Based in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Releases indie Rock, features The Maginot Line, Landspeedrecord!, All The Dead Pilots, The Scott Farkus Affair, The Jack McCoys, Slow Wire, and Sparks Fly from a Kiss.
American Empire Records
San Diego, California Rock label developing music for movie soundtracks and video games. Artists include Ajatano, Savino, and Tokyo Rose. Artist pages, links, and contact information.
ATO Records
Founded by Dave Matthews and Michael McDonald. Home of David Gray. Artist biographies, press releases, MP3s, contact information.
Bad Taste Records
Lund, Sweden Runk and Rock label. Bands include Log, Satanic Surfers, Danko Jones, The Weakerthans, Hard-Ons, Intensity. News, shows, online ordering, and sound and video samples.
Better Looking Records
Los Angeles indie rock record label. Artists include The Electric Soft Parade, Goldrush, Ravens and Chimes, The Jealous Sound, Tristeza, and No Knife. Sound samples, band pages, mailing list, online ordering.
Blue Orange Records
San Francisco, USA label. Includes featured artists.
C/Z Records
Seattle indie Rock label and original home of Nirvana and Soundgarden. Current artists include Skin Yard, Love Battery, and Skyward. Band pages, discography, catalog, order information.
Chainsaw Records
Olympia, Washington, USA- Rock label featuring No. 2, Tracy and the Plastics, Third Sex, the Need, and early Sleater-Kinney. Catalog, message board, links, band pages.
Chemikal Underground Records
Glasgow, Scotland record label started by the Delgados. Other artists include Arab Strap, Mogwai, Bis, Radar Bros, Cha Cha Cohen, Aerogramme, Magoo, and Suckle. News, mailing list, label history, artist pages.
Cleopatra Records
Rock, Goth, Hard Rock, and Heavy Metal label. Artists include Mission UK, Newlydeads, Switchblade Symphony, Spahn Ranch, and Impotent Sea Snakes. They also have numerous tribute CDs. News, catalog, audio and video clips.
Cogumelo Records
Brazilian label specialized in Heavy, Thrash and Black metal, Hardcore and Punk. Roster includes Sepultura, Overdose, Sarcófago, Eminence, Siegrid Ingrid, and Vulcano.
Dark Star Records
Itasca, Illinois Metal and Industrial label. Artists include Syris, Wretched Excess, and North. News, artist pages, and contact information.
Dark Years Records
A Boston, USA-based indie label featuring artists such as The Douglas Fir , Jay Walsh, and The Glove Compartment.
Dippy Records
Independent Miami Beach Pop/Rock label. Artists include the BJ Experience, Dip, and Caution Automatic.
District Records
News, artists, show dates, downloads, CDs, links and contact information. Located in Washington, DC, USA.
Divine Industries
Canadian indie Rock label. Artists include Sons of Freedom, DSK, and Veal. Discography, band pages, and online store.
Drag City
Chicago, USA Rock label and original home of Pavement. Current artists include Smog, US Maple, Edith Frost, and King Kong. News, catalog, tour dates.
Escape Music
British Rock, Metal and AOR label. Artist include Dakota, Franke and the Knockouts, Grand Illusion, and the Distance. Artist biographies, MP3s, and ordering information.
Fearless Records
California Alternative Rock label. Artists include At the Drive-In, Gob, Glasseater, the Aquabats, Dynamite Boy, Beefcake, Bigwig, and Straightfaced. Artist pages, tour dates, links, online ordering.
Gridley Records
New York, USA-based Alternative Rock label. Artists include Erin Hill, the Buddy Scott Trio, and the Picassos. Mailing list, artist bios, tour dates, mailing list, and store.
Grooveyard Records
Rock guitar music label. Home of Chasing the Sun and Craig Erickson Project. Sound clips, news, artist pages, and links.
Hush Records
Portland, Oregon, independent label. Artists include Laura Gibson, Peter Broderick and Loch Lomond. Online ordering, artist information, audio and video.
The Magic Spot Productions
Chicago, USA indie Rock label. Artists include Apple Money, Cue Talent, Division, The Genuine Article, Kindness, and Mushroom. News, history, tour dates, links, MP3s, photos, catalog, and message board.
Mega Wave Records
Pop/Rock label. Artists include 47UMa, Fancy That, and Most Wanted. News, catalog, downloads, and links.
Menlo Park Recordings
New York City, USA indie Rock label. Home of Menstruation Sisters and Deerhoof.
Music Fellowship
Alternative Rock label. Artists include The Album Leaf, Meisha, Landing, and 49 Hudson. Audio clips, tour dates, catalog, and links.
Napalm Records
Underground Metal/Gothic music. Artists include Trail of Tears, Abigor, Ice Ages, and Nightmare. News, MP3s, history, links, and online store.
NEH Records
Releases Melodic Rock and AOR music. Artists include Axe, Guild of Ages, and Wishdoctor. Catalog, links, and online store.
Orange Recordings
Chicago, USA indie Rock label. Artists include Cash Money, Chris Ballew, White Hassle, and the Mother Hips. Audio clips, news, press, message board, tour dates, and online store.
Paper Hat Records
Based in North Carolina, USA, specializing in Experimental Rock.
Phonocaster Music
Based in Berlin, Germany. Also offers tour booking, backline rental, and online shop for records and clothes.
PlanetGhost Music
Record label / multimedia team offering sound production, graphic design, web design and artist development. Genres: Industrial, Cyber Metal, 21st Century Gothic. Home of Little Match Girl.
Playing Field Recordings
Champaign, Illinois, USA indie Rock label. Artist information, streaming audio, latest release news, and tour calendar. Artists include Lenka Dusilova, Sheilbound, Sleeping for Sunrise, Park, Supporting Actress.
Pollytone Records
Independent Rock and Roll label. Artists include Doomsday Rockers, Hot Rockin', and The Firebirds. Ordering, discography, and audio.
Sundazed Music
CD and vinyl reissue home of amp-melting Rock and Roll, reverb-drenched Surf guitar, swivel-hipped Rockabilly, mindbending Psychedelic sounds, and fuzz-damaged Garage Rock.
Tee Pee Records
Independent Rock label. Bands include The Atomic Bitchwax, Fistful of Rock N' Roll series, Nebula, Core, and Boulder.
Teenage wasteland
Post punk disco music.
Too Pure
London, United Kingdom-based label. Home of Bows, Hefner, Jack, Laika.
Two Sheds Music
Atlanta-based label specializing in indie Rock and Emo bands based in the Southeastern United States.
Urban Cheese Records
Alternative music label based in Seattle, WA. Artists include The Cocktail Revisionists, DC to Daylight, Steven R. Brooks and Blockhead. MP3s, biographies, and links.
Western Vinyl
Austin, Texas, USA. Artists include Burd Early, Boxhead, and Secretly Canadian.
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