Inide Rock is something that I’ve been questioning for the longest time. Austin, Texas is one of the centers of this genre of music and I have to say that I felt like I still didn’t get it. In Austin (especially on The University of Texas at Austin campus) all I managed to run into are the usual Jocks, Frat/Sorority people, Musicians, “Artsy” coffee shop crowd, Rich people, and your homeless people otherwise known as “Dragrats” here in Austin. Don’t get me wrong, there are your usual nerds and geeks but at this campus everyone is studious to a notable degree. So far, I haven’t seen the “Indie” crowd. But I realized that in this genre that doesn’t exist. Indie stands for Independent Music, pretty much anything that doesn’t have a music label backing it. The idea of being independent pretty much stems from wanting to be just that, independent from society as an individual and not a “clone” or whatever it is that this genre is whining about. I thought I’d find a crowd so that I could better get the concept of how it all works, soley because I’m just a curious person and when I’m sparked to know it’s a manhunt for me. I first thought that the people wearing skinny jeans from the 80s, Amish styled shoes, some “Vintage” shirt, a handle bar mustache, and thick rimmed glasses were the people to ask, but then I later came to realize that those are just Hipsters who are riding the scene as usual. Never the less, I am really inclined about this Genre, mainly because it stems from Grunge and Punk’s attitudes of DIY. Funny how in Houston (which is like 3 hours away) this idea hasn’t caught on yet. Making your own music without a corporate thumb on you can make some pretty interesting grooves. I guess that means I’m calling Austin my “home” for a long time to come.