The importance of music in this show is probably best communicated by Lane, who hides albums under her bedroom floorboards to keep her overbearing religious mother from finding them. In an episode where Lane tries to place an ad for bandmates, she neatly sums of the musical interests of the show when she can't narrow down her list of influences:
Rory: Let's see, "Drummer with strong beat seeks band into the Accelerators, the Adolescents, the Adverts, Agent Orange, the Angelic Upstarts, the Agnostic Front, Ash..." You went alphabetically.
Lane: I can't make cuts.
Rory: It's three pages, single spaced -- make cuts.
Lane: But this is the cut-down version. I mean, just from the letter A, I excluded AC/DC, the Animals, and A-Ha, footnoted as a guilty pleasure.