How about a thread for,"Bands/Artists that you Love, but others might not know"

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by bigredguy, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. bigredguy

    bigredguy Member

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    I get the majority of my new music as referrals, as I am sure you do as well.

    so how's about mentioning some lesser (or fairly well known) bands/artists that you love, but others might not know exist!

    also: include a genre and (if possible)"sounds a little like" tag after the name. :phones
    Example:


    Brandon Heath/Christian singer-songwriter/can't really categorize
    Dave Barnes/acoustic guitar and songwriter
    Jonathan Rundman/songwriter/Like Sufjan Stevens
    Josh Williams/Bluegrass/like Tony Rice and others
     
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    Dave Barnes, good choice. I saw him open for Peter Mulvey a couple of years ago. He put on a great show.
     
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    The Tea Party, jimmy page called them the new led zeppelin..too bad they broke up, they had a great rock sound which they combined with a middle eastern influence...
     
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    James "Jimbo" Mathus. Founded the Squirrel Nut Zippers, but since then has played on Buddy Guy's recent stuff and has made some psycho Mississippi blues records of his own. Ragged and raw and right. I'm a huge fan.
     
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    Number Girl - Awesome Japanese alternative rock band that created some of the best rock of the decade from their first album in 1997 to their stunning final album before their breakup in 2002.

    bloodthirsty butchers - Another Japanese band that started out playing wandering, meandering punk, since 1996 their sound has evolved to a more melodic style based around loose jamming and explosive energy.

    If you like bands like Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Husker Du, Sonic Youth, or similar artists, you owe it to yourself to check these guys out.
     
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    Drag the river.

    Alt country band, i don't usually like too much country but these guys i like.

    :dunno
     
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    Wow. What a band name.
     
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    Mike Zito - great blues singer/songwriter.
    Polkadot Cadaver - I don't know what to classify them as but they are on the heavier side and are about the only band from that side of the spectrum I will listen to. They crack me up. Very strange and unique.
     
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    I've heard of them.

    Casey Prestwood played with them for awhile. (According to their bio he played with them from Feb. 05 to Oct. 06.)

    He was also in the band Hot Rod Circuit and he played pedal steel on two songs on my band's album "Our Name in Lights." (see signature for links...one of the songs he played on is on our myspace page if you want to hear him. he's really good.)
     
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    Mike Zito - great blues singer/songwriter.
    Polkadot Cadaver - I don't know what to classify them as but they are on the heavier side and are about the only band from that side of the spectrum I will listen to. They crack me up. Very strange and unique.
     
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    +100

    also check out screaming headless torsos
     
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    Russian Circles. Mike Sullivan is a great guitarist, he does some great tapping stuff that unless you saw him do it you might not think it was tapping, it's very tasteful.

    Not sure how known or not known they are around these parts. I started a thread about them some time ago and never got a reply to it.
     
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    Gilfelma- Bringing a fresh look to the term Jazz trio.
    Check out the track Dream.

    Lead singer is also lead guitarist. (Lionel Loueke)
     
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    Sweet! A Zappa tribute band!
    :dude

    /kidding
     
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    Yes, Tea Party was a great band.

    Another great Canadian band is The Trews. It's straight ahead rock and the guitarist is quite good.
     
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    The Ruins

    They sound like nothing else on Earth
     
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    Reeve Carney
    Eisley
    Derek Webb
    Holly Brook


    All that I can think of at the moment.
     

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