A rather loose appellation
, this pop culture nomenclature
is sometimes assigned to bands of the emo variety
, but more often is used to describe the music of artists such as Buddy Holly
, the Proclaimers
, and Weezer
. In general, if one wants to deduce the dork quality
or lack thereof of a particular band or artist, one must simply ask oneself the following simple
"Does a prominent member of this musical group often wear glasses with relatively thick frames?"
Yes: then the band may be labeled dork rockers.
No: then the band must seek elsewhere for a categorization of their music.
For more information concerning this term, see http://www.unsettledtheband.com/merch_oas.html for a band that proudly claims the dork rock title for themselves or http://acronym.rackm0unt.org/PublishingPage.html for information concerning Heuvos Rancheros, a magazine that is apparently dedicated to following and reporting on the dork rock scene.