A band featuring the Paddle-Pop Lion on vocals and...well, some other folks at the back that don't get much attention. The ol Lion roars about as loud as he can and doesn't seem to use techniques like change in dynamics, falsetto, or anything like that.
They busted into the mainstream with their hit "How You Remind Me." Meh, I didn't mind it; it was a nice change from the boy-band crap like N'Sync and whatnot. Of course, I wasn't so hot on their stuff either. BUT they got greedy and once they realized their formula for success (which wasn't hard to decode), they cashed in on it as much as possible and went on to make some of the worst songs ever created.
N.B: THEY ARE NOT NU METAL. THEY DON'T USE CRAZY EFFECTS, NOR DO THEY SCREAM/SCREECH, NOR DO THEY DABBLE IN ANY INDUSTRIAL GRINDINGS; THEY ARE "DUDE" ROCK, CRAP EXCRETED FROM THE BOWELS OF THE POST-GRUNGE SCENE.
No examples, folks; the name is self-evident...Nickelback, lmao!
Mutated Preps who have diverged from the "mainstream." Any popular music, art, literature, etc. is automatically dismissed as "mainstream"--even stuff that is slightly popular. Unfortunately, all they have succeeded in doing is branching off and establishing their own separate mainstream.
Indie isn't necessarily considered a genre of music and it's hard for Indie folks to define anything about themselves, because they're so self-righteous and stoned all the time. There is, of course, music of "Indie" and it strives to relinquish itself of any themes or messages that can be found among "goth" listeners, "metalheads," "emos," etc. They think they're "above" everyone else, because they have overcome their "dark" emotions--but what they don't realize is that there is NO SUCH THING as "bad" feelings or emotions; only bad ATTITUDES to emotions--which is precisely what they have.
Indie folks assert that they are "happy" but it is a pretentious and lofty sort of happiness that reeks with pride. If you display any sort of emotional instability in their presence or listen to music that they don't like, you're almost immediately severed from their circle of friends.
If there is one good thing about Indie, however, it's that they give some power to the underground scene and that they are generous with their weed--alas, you cannot smoke with them without hearing their political rants and speeches on how the world ought to be like them.