Originating Location: US
Originating Era: 1980s
Typically a hyper-literate and clever form of rock music. There are close relations with alternative and Nerdcore, along with some relations to comedy and novelty music, though many Nerd Rock bands dislike the "Quirky" label. There's often an experimental aspect to Nerd Rock, but it's more concerned with using rock and pop structures for atypical lyrics for rock songs.