A sound that originated in the early 90's in the Midwest United States. Bands include Wilco and Dive. Mixes acoustic guitars and raw vocals with tweedy electric guitar sounds. The bands typcially have a devoted fan base that is drawn in by the inspirational lyrics, light face stubble and physiques that are larger than their punk brethren.
Dive's sound is a subtle midwest mixture of prairie pop and glam rock.
by Mike Laurie June 06, 2006