Personal fav's you just don't here about!

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  1. JohnE

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    I thought it would be cool to post what some your personal favorite bands are that no one ever here's about. I'm always looking for new music, and most of the time I find it in out of the way places. So here's goes a few bands that are my favorites...

    Maktub - these guys are a Seattle band that deserve to be as big as PJ someday IMHO. Not sure how to describe them, maybe rock/funk?

    Lycia - one of my all time favorite bands. Really dark and moody stuff.

    Grant Lee Philips - In a fair world this guy should have sold miilions, but instead I think I read he sells a few thousand.

    Hana - former singer in Sky Cries Mary(another fav of mine) Anisa Romereo & Jeff Greinke have managed to create some amazing stuff.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Graeme Clark

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    Muse - I just got into this group seriously last week, and I can't stop listening to em. Their 2nd album, Origin Of Symmetry, is amazing from start to finish. Check out Bliss, New Born, and Hypermusic

    Ours - Very similar sound to Muse. Sometimes got a bit of airplay, but most of the album is pretty damn good. New album in November. Check out Fallen Souls, Drowning, Sometimes

    The New Pornographers - Some of the most catchiest song I've ever heard. A "Supergroup" of local talent, from mainly these parts. Took me a little listening to really get into the whole album, but now I love it. If you EVER get a chance to see them live, make sure you do. Not only are they really good, but they have a lot of fun up on stage. Hopefully we get something new from them sometime. Check out Mass Romantic, Center for the Holy War, Slow Decent into Alchoholism.

    Unified Theory - 2 ex members of Blind Melon, the drummer from PJ's TEN and singer Chris Shinn. Last year's debut was incredible, they have some really great songs, and put on a terrific live show. Sadly they broke up while recording the 2nd album and have gone off to do their own things. Check out Cesna, Instead of Running and Keep On.
     
  3. John Garcia

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    Team Sleep - The lead singer from the Deftones side project. If you liked the song Change from the Deftones last album, you will enjoy this band's stuff. AFAIK, they have not put out an album yet, but a lot of their stuff is available online. Moody, brooding, but melodic. A good mix of soft and hard songs. Definitely worth a listen.
    Hear, not here...[​IMG]
     
  4. Mike Broadman

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    Not enough metal fans know about Opeth.

    Perfect Thyroid was a band I used to see all the time in college, but I don't even know if they're still around. Ska/rock/funk- usually not my thing, but they were really good.
     
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    Manic Street Preachers use to be huge in England. They'd sell out Wembley Stadium. But any North American tour would be in half empty 500 seat clubs. Their material isn't always consistent but there are moments of brilliance. The Holy Bible is in the top 10 of my all-time favs.
     
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    DADA, 1st album only! Can't get it out of my changer!
     
  7. Mark Romero

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    I think Endo kicks some ass but I never hear anything about them. And I just got the newest Annihilator, Waking The Fury, and it kicks.
     
  8. Joel Turpin

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    John,

    Couldn't agree more about Grant Lee Phillips (former frontman for Grant Lee Buffalo). Longtime fan of his and have tried my darndest to convert all my friends into fans. Luckily I won over my S.O., so I consider it a successful campaign.

    Would any of the other groups you listed compare to GLP stylewise?


    On the personal faves front, I never seem to know any artists as obscure as most posted in these type of threads, but I'll throw out a couple...

    Mark Lanegan (former lead singer for Screaming Trees) - Great bluesy voice
    Blue Mountain / Whiskeytown - Couple of the Alt-Country veterans (not sure how many people have retroactively honed in on Whiskeytown with Ryan Adams' recent solo success...)
    Jestofunk - Italian funk band with a little dash of soul. Much more fun than most of the dance music I'm exposed to nowadays

    Joel
     
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  10. Andrew Pratt

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    Since we're on the topic of local bands try the Dust Rhino's. They have a few songs up on MP3.com here Unfortuntly their cover so "Where the streets have no name" isn't up there but IMO I like it better then the U2 version
    For more established names I really like Jesse Cook with his flemenco style
     
  11. JohnE

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    Joel,

    No, none of those other bands are really anything like the others.

    Glad to know there are at least a couple other Grant fans out there. I too have really tried to turn my friends on to him with some success.

    Have you ever managed to catch one of his shows? If you get the chance I highly recommend it. He's just phenomenal live! It seems like he usually makes a trip through town here about once a year and I always make it a point to go see him.
     
  12. Grant B

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    Just picked up anothers Lyres cd. Great garage band, if you like that kind of music.
    There has been about 30 incarnations of the band with Jeff Conolly being behind them. He once got rid of the rest of the band, taught some friends who didn't play at all, the songs and went on tour
    Best drunken show I have ever seen!
     
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    I'm really enjoying the Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The Word CD. Kind of a Soundtrack of Our Lives meets pro-tools [​IMG] Only British.
     
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    porcupine tree[new cd coming out next week btw]if you haven't heard em yet you should
     
  15. Brian Bunn

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    The Waxwings--Low To The Ground
    Cherry Twister--At Home With Cherry Twister
    Steve Ward--Opening Night
    David Mead--Mine and Yours
    Candy Butchers--Play With Your Head
    Brendan Benson--Lapalco
    Kevin Tihista--Don't Breathe a Word and Judo
    Adam Daniel--Blue Pop
    The Supers--Spklanng!

    ...just to name a few. Most of these are, unfortunately, my little secret. All should be big sellers in a just musical world.
     
  16. KeithH

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    Where am I? I have stumbled into a void in the universe! You folks are speaking a different language! I don't think I have heard of one artist you have mentioned! It would be a learning experience if I knew what the heck was going on.
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  17. Brian Bunn

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    Keith--Exactly my point! Much of "the good stuff" goes completely unrecognized by the masses. I have heard of most of the stuff mentioned here, and have some of it, but a few even I haven't heard of! Seek and you shall find! And you shall be musically rewarded!
     
  18. Martin Fontaine

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    Yep, you are right!

    Anyone heard of Alisha's Attic? They're a duo of 2 sisters that make really good music. If you're into that whole Female Singer/Songwriter thing, you must check them out.

    For me, it usually was like I discover a singer/group, buy one or more of their CDs, play it in more or less intense rotation on my discman when going from/to work... for a few weeks and then the CD gets back on the rack and never spins again although the OGGs (Like MP3 but better) gets played when I'm at work, it's just that the initial interest basically dies down after awhile... I have 4 of their albums, and listen to each of them every week... Sounds like I discovered them last month and still on the initial frenzy... Only difference, I discovered them almost 3 years ago! And I still like their music that much! Never happened to me before!

    If you don't want to take risks by importing from England, you could try the file sharing networks but their stuff is hard to find on there... Altough some of their songs have been found on a few movies:

    In the Mr Bean movie, during the credits, the last song thats playing before Mr Bean comes up and tells you that it's time to leave, it's them, well, it's a cover of a song from the 60s, but it's them.

    In Starship Troopers, I believe that one of their songs can be heard, in a scene taking place in a bedroom (Or so I read, I haven't seen the movie recently so I can't confirm that)

    In Bridget Jones Diary, when Bridget is preparing dinner and her mum calls, the song playing (Although only 15 seconds and very hard to hear) is by them, and is also on the soundtrack (And it's my cell phone's ringtone woo hoo!)
     
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    Some bands local to DC to check out:
    Brave - Probably the best band in the area, with kickass female lead. www.bravemusic.com
    The Dreamscapes Project - Probably somewhere between Live and DMB, with more of a folk slant. www.thedreamscapesproject.com
    Division - Iron Madien influenced metal band. New album with new lead singer coming soon. www.division-usa.com
    Gone To Plaid - Folk rock band. No albums out yet, but pretty good potential. www.gonetoplaid.com
    Janus Standing - pop rock band with male and female lead vocals. Also no CDs yet. Reminds me a little of Letters To Clio. www.janusstanding.com
    Jason
     
  20. Clint B

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    Musicians from Texas worth checking out:
    Brave Combo (Dallas area) : they're usually billed as a "nuclear polka" band, but they do so much more than polka. Go to one of their shows and you're just as likely to hear salsa, cha-cha, waltz, and good old rock and roll!
    Colin Boyd (Dallas area) : he's a great singer-songwriter whose music is usually along the lines of folk rock and country combined. If anyone's seen the movie "Barney's Great Adventure" (with kids, I hope!), one of his songs is playing over the closing credits.
    Asylum Street Spankers (Austin area) : they play music that sounds kind of "vintage" with unamplified instruments such as washboard, stand up bass, and acoustic guitar. They're not exactly a "family friendly" band, though; some of their lyrics are downright ribald!
    Pushmonkey (Austin area) : yes, they are friends of mine, but I also happen to like their stuff! It's similar to some of the rap-metal stuff that's played out there now, but with some interesting touches such as trumpet thrown in from time to time.
     

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