Someone who is anti - mainstream has a strong dislike of trendy things and people. Many subcultures have preached about being anti - mainstream, most notably punk and heavy metal. Death metal, Black metal, and a few lesser known subgenres of punk rock remain the longest standing anti - mainstream subcultures while others have either become popular (I.e punk) or merged into other more popular subcultures(I.e classic metal and thrash metal). While music subcultures have the biggest anti - mainstream message other subcultures based around religion (I.e LaVeyan Satanism), politics(i.e non partisans), and even literature have emerged. Most trendy things start out anti - mainstream and become popular usually after a slight change in image (I.e in the 1920's united states when white people began playing jazz it became acceptable).
Punk was the first major anti - mainstream subculture, shortly followed by heavy metal and hip - hop.
by Thatheadbanger July 25, 2009
when you won't listen to a perfectly good song just because everyone and their grandmother and their dog and mtv plays it.
jebediah "i was going to listen to kanye west but then i realised how gay he is."

sally "you're just anti main stream you ass pirate."
by ethanbockcallsmary May 14, 2010

Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from daily@urbandictionary.com. We'll never spam you.

×