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Little Bird lands on the Congress Street Social Club stage Saturday Night

By Frank Ricci

Over the last couple of decades, the idea of indie rock has evolved. People a certain age might immediately think of REM’s “Radio Free Europe” as their initial reference point. In hindsight, the release of that single was seismic, broadcasting to the world that rock wasn’t dead, and its future wasn’t necessarily going to be dictated top-to-bottom by major labels and the non-musicians calling the shots. Fast forward to today and the term encompasses far more that its jangly guitar roots. Now, anything can be indie, and it certainly doesn’t have to be rock. One look at the countless rappers and electronica artists on SoundCloud confirms that.

Over the last couple of decades, the idea of indie rock has evolved. People a certain age might immediately think of REM’s “Radio Free Europe” as their initial reference point...

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