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An indiepop atlas?

Post by alongwaltz » Sat Oct 18, 2008 14:30

I'm picturing some sort of map (or maybe just a listing) of indiepop bands by geography.

Does anything like this exist?


i.e. I'm specifically looking to see if there are any from Portugal but I'm not finding anything on last.fm by searching through tags.

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Re: An indiepop atlas?

Post by Rocker » Sat Oct 18, 2008 16:02

Well here's one, courtesy of Cloudberry Records:

http://www.myspace.com/safetymatchesband" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I think this is the only Portuguese band I have played on my show in the last 3 years. You may well find more by looking through their friends!
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Re: An indiepop atlas?

Post by Martijn » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:19

alongwaltz wrote:I'm picturing some sort of map (or maybe just a listing) of indiepop bands by geography.

Does anything like this exist?
I've seen a map of the UK which showed where (inidepop) bands were from and another one about labels. I'm fairly sure it was done by Yellow Melodies but I can't find it there.

It's not what you are looking for of course, as Portugal is not part of the UK, but I for one thing would like to see that map again. As for Portuguese indiepop, if you're truly interested, you might want to ask here. The 'leader' of that Group used to run a club night in, I think, Lisbon.

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Re: An indiepop atlas?

Post by DimitraDaisy » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:49

alongwaltz wrote:I'm picturing some sort of map (or maybe just a listing) of indiepop bands by geography.
Why don't we just make one? It sounds like a lot of fun. Any geeks want to do the technical part?
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Re: An indiepop atlas?

Post by Martijn » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:38

Google Maps sounds just right for that. :)

I'll have a look into this; it sounds dead cool. Might want to include club nights, labels and perhaps even blogs, fanzines etc. Kind of like the TweeNet directory 2.0.

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Re: An indiepop atlas?

Post by alongwaltz » Sun Oct 19, 2008 14:29

Yeah, a giant interactive map of the planet with listings of different bands, labels, clubs, etc. would be really awesome.

Obviously it might wind up pretty cluttered in certain areas but it would be neat to see just how many countries are represented.

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Re: An indiepop atlas?

Post by round bits of plastic » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:01

urrrgh, this post probably isn;t worth the paper it's printed on.. but i seem to remember reading on indiepages a while back about a portuguese indiepop band who all died in a carcrash. i recomend asking that guy chris cios he knows everything.

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Re: An indiepop atlas?

Post by nanski » Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:36

Rocker wrote:Well here's one, courtesy of Cloudberry Records:

http://www.myspace.com/safetymatchesband" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I think this is the only Portuguese band I have played on my show in the last 3 years. You may well find more by looking through their friends!
i get a bit of a shock every time i open a myspace page because it's it japanese. it's so annoying. i can't figure out how to switch to english. yet another reason to hate living in this place... :(
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Re: An indiepop atlas?

Post by shaved head thrills » Mon Oct 20, 2008 14:35

this is a really really cool idea
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Re: An indiepop atlas?

Post by alongwaltz » Mon Oct 20, 2008 15:19

I think this should work.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?f=q&hl=e ... 7608b6&z=4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I'm fairly new to Google Maps but I believe anyone should be able to edit and add anything now.

Bands and labels would be first and foremost.
But feel free to add yourself. I already did.


One problem might be picking an exact location for a band once you're in their city. I guess that's your call. I chose, for example, to mark the Bicycles at the address of a venue that they often play.

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Re: An indiepop atlas?

Post by Eardrums Knut » Fri Oct 24, 2008 13:59

A great idea, but how do I add things to the map? Instructions please... Probably easy, but...
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