Trolling around YouTube I came across a motherload of what my friends used to call "Brentmusic" (my first name is Brent): dark, droning, sarcastic vocals offset by clangy, annoying guitars, set to a dance beat because, once upon a time people still danced to rock and roll. It's been called Punk, Post-Punk, Death Disco, No Wave...but to a large degree, it's just simple, DIY musical anarchy. The influences were as varied as Beatniks and reggae, country-western rockabilly to bee-hive hairdo-ed girl groups (and beyond), but it was self-consciously artistic, intellectual, ironic and nihilistic. Because of the general rawness of the sound (most recordings were done on a shoestring budget), there was a high degree of reverse-snobbery about what was fabulous and what was "commercial dreck": anything that sounded "commercial" was beneath consideration. There were two main areas of diffusion for this kind of music in Boston, where I grew up and where a great local scene sprung up: college radio (MIT's station had The Late Riser's Club from 10-2, BC played it later in the afternoon and into the evening) or in clubs where one could hear the bands performing live. There were also disco-type clubs which were only open on special nights where one could dance under lights. Here are some openers: The Bush Tetras Liliput/Kleenex Stinky Toys Mission Of Burma Anybody else like this shit?