genre of rock music
Alternative rock is a type of rock music that started between 1979-1981 and popular by the early 1990s rock is made up of various subgenres that have come out of the indie music scene since the 1980s, such as grunge, indie rock, Britpop, gothic rock, and indie pop.
|Cultural origins||Late 1970s to early 1980s, United Kingdom and United States|
These genres are sorted by their collective types of punk, which laid the groundwork for alternative music in the 1970s.
Examples of alternative rock bands include R.E.M., Nirvana, Radiohead and Oasis.
- ↑ di Perna, Alan. "Brave Noise--The History of Alternative Rock Guitar". Guitar World. December 1995.