art rock

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Noun1.art rock - a style of rock music that emerged in the 1970sart rock - a style of rock music that emerged in the 1970s; associated with attempts to combine rock with jazz and other forms; intended for listening and not dancing
rock and roll, rock music, rock 'n' roll, rock-and-roll, rock'n'roll, rock - a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."
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Matt says: "The EP's been a long time coming, we're very pleased with the sound of it and we wanted to do something special for its release so we're going to play a full set, include some of the artrock instrumentals and a couple of new tracks alongside the songs on the EP.
She's a situationist artrock desperado kicking down the drawbridge and storming the castle.
Scott Lewis, a Portland freelance writer, described the band's music this way in The Oregonian: "Displaying influences as diverse as crazed klezmer, artrock, bluegrass, alternative folk, experimental jazz and cowpunk .
So So Modern @ Clwb Ifor bach, Cardiff, Thursday: They've been described as "high velocity artrock punk-funk" but with four keyboards on stage.