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No-Wave was a short-lived, avant-garde offshoot of '70s punk, based almost entirely in New York City's Lower East Side (roughly, 1978-1982). While the genre's name was in one part satire aimed at the increasingly-popular new wave movement, otherwise, the word "no" became one of the most powerful things that helped unite and define the movement. Various artists/bands drew on such disparate styles as funk, jazz, blues, punk rock, disco, and experimental music. Read more on