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    Here's a chance to discover bands you probably never would otherwise. Suggest your favorite local bands - not big ones, not mainstream, but that cool band you saw last week at the bar downtown...

    Two of my recent faves in the Toronto area:

    Brown Sugar: www.myspace.com/stickybrownsugar
    Kind of 70's Southern Rock throwback - think Black Crowes

    The Evelyn Room: www.myspace.com/theevelynroom
    These guys are really cool. They have a really great dark alt-country kind of vibe.

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    Francisco the Man! http://www.myspace.com/franciscothemanmusic
    Think Wilco plus Band of Horses. Ive seen them like 5 times throughout Riverside, they really rock.

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    Bro Montana (awful name, I know): http://www.myspace.com/bromontana
    For fans of glitch house and Justice.

    I'll update with some more when Santa Cruz actually produces more talented artists...
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    The Cyril Lords are a trio from Detroit. They deal in garage rock and they throw down live: profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=136 22108


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    Stop being a pussy should be the answer to all of life's problems. It has worked for me so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PassiveTheory View Post
    Bro Montana (awful name, I know): http://www.myspace.com/bromontana
    For fans of glitch house and Justice.

    I'll update with some more when Santa Cruz actually produces more talented artists...
    Comets on Fire/Howlin Rain
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    My boys from DETOX

    PHX, AZ represent!
    Coachella 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11
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    loop!station: www.myspace.com/loopistation

    they are a san francisco (or is it oakland?) based duo. one sings the other plays cello. they sample themselves live and loop it back, and create awesome harmonies with themselves live.

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    For fans of good music...
    Chicago's own...

    The Prairie Cartel
    http://www.myspace.com/theprairiecartel






    Check out Sleeping In Is Giving In for great mixes and other cool stuff

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    the only 2 bands from my hometown that i can name off the top of my head that are actually good are sleep and xiu xiu. everything else sounds like dredg.

    these guys are pretty good...
    http://www.myspace.com/corpuscallosumband
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    In Honolulu, I like Ctrl Alt Delete except I think they broke up, and At Sea who are now calling themselves City.

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    I want more people to post in this thread. I'm liking Francisco The Man! and I already know I love the Mae Shi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Comets on Fire
    We have Ben Chasny now bitch... Weep, because he is the best of the best of Comets on Fire. Plays house shows up here all the time. Dude is awesome.

    Music sucks up in Seattle right now. Pitchfork likes Truckasaurus, but they suck. So does that stupid smelly hippy band that thinks they are boy's choir. There are a couple noise acts that are OK, and Son of Rose is pretty wicked. Mostly it's a bunch of protopunk knockoff shite.

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    All the good San Diego bands, are just that, already pretty famous... Drive Like Jehu and everything else related, obviously... then The Album Leaf, Pinback, Black Heart Procession, Grand Ole Party, Three Mile Pilot (kinda underground?), The Locust, Sleeping People, The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, etc. etc.

    But here's one still-great undiscovered band... they have 100K myspace plays, so that's still relatively small... I guess one might call this "post-rock," just because they're mostly instrumental, kinda mathy, and all kinds of epic...

    http://www.myspace.com/japandi

    They call themselves Japandi. For fans of Don Caballero, Tera Melos, Mogwai, and other instrumental titans.

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    We have Ben Chasny now bitch... Weep, because he is the best of the best of Comets on Fire. Plays house shows up here all the time. Dude is awesome.
    FUCK YOU AND YOUR FUCKING CITY

    But I'd still take Ethan over Chasny, even if Six Organs>Howlin Rain... and Santa Cruz>Seattle, just by a hair.
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    la local bands
    warpaint www.myspace.com/worldwartour
    the pity party www.myspace.com/thepityparty
    the 88 www.myspace.com/the88
    the shys www.myspace.com/theshysmusic
    the like www.myspace.com/thelike
    the happy hollows http://www.myspace.com/thehappyhollows
    midnight movies www.myspace.com/midnightmovies
    giant drag www.myspace.com/giantdrag
    monsters are waiting... www.myspace.com/monstersarewaiting
    health www.myspace.com/healthmusic
    ozma www.myspace.com/ozma
    division day www.myspace.com/divisionday
    the henry clay people www.myspace.com/thehenryclaypeople
    one trick pony www.myspace.com/onetrickpony

    there are alot more but those are some of my personal favorite smaller bands
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    www.myspace.com/paterfamiliasband

    psych-rock band, original sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by pancakespancakes View Post
    All the good San Diego bands, are just that, already pretty famous... Drive Like Jehu and everything else related, obviously... then The Album Leaf, Pinback, Black Heart Procession, Grand Ole Party, Three Mile Pilot (kinda underground?), The Locust, Sleeping People, The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, etc. etc.

    But here's one still-great undiscovered band... they have 100K myspace plays, so that's still relatively small... I guess one might call this "post-rock," just because they're mostly instrumental, kinda mathy, and all kinds of epic...

    http://www.myspace.com/japandi

    They call themselves Japandi. For fans of Don Caballero, Tera Melos, Mogwai, and other instrumental titans.



    FUCK YOU AND YOUR FUCKING CITY

    But I'd still take Ethan over Chasny, even if Six Organs>Howlin Rain... and Santa Cruz>Seattle, just by a hair.
    Agree with you on Grand Ole Party, The Album Leaf, and some Pinback, but the rest are out of my personal taste. San Diego's just not a haven for anything that's not hardcore, metal or (in some cases) ska.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgaretjax View Post
    We have Ben Chasny now bitch... Weep, because he is the best of the best of Comets on Fire. Plays house shows up here all the time. Dude is awesome.

    Music sucks up in Seattle right now. Pitchfork likes Truckasaurus, but they suck. So does that stupid smelly hippy band that thinks they are boy's choir. There are a couple noise acts that are OK, and Son of Rose is pretty wicked. Mostly it's a bunch of protopunk knockoff shite.
    That's wild. Six Organs is in Seattle. I still haven't seen him live.

    And, LA bands that I love have been getting more hype, such as HEALTH, Abe VIgoda, Mika Miko, The Mae Shi and Autolux.

    Some of the bands I really like are still bubbling under though, like:
    Bipolar Bear
    The Bad Dudes
    www.myspace.com/anavan
    The Entrance Band
    Fool's Gold
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    Delta Spirit, The Muslims, The Modlins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miscorrections View Post
    The Muslims
    they call themselves the Soft Pack now

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    Whatever they're calling themselves they're good.
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    The Muslims are great, I was thinking of mentioning them. I'm not really a Delta Spirit fan, but my mom's been obsessing on them lately. I could see them showing up at the bottom of the bill at Coachella this year. And I've never heard The Modlins.

    I would also like to mention a band called Lanterns, who are kind of associated with Japandi (they always play shows together anyway). They have sort of that early 90s British indie rock/shoegaze sound, it's kind of typical-sounding, but it's really quite good. I could see them getting out of the underground someday. They play shows around here all the time.

    http://www.myspace.com/wearelanterns


    And, just to plug these guys... they're called Fantastic Magic, they're pretty odd but they're a great psychedelic freak folk/dream pop kind of thing, sort of in the vein of those Brightblack Morning Light/Phosphorescent/Feathers kinds of artists... and they're great live... I'm just a little biased because I know them.

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndID=155678412
    Check out the song "Sea of Gold," that's their best one.

    It's funny, last year they opened a show at the Casbah for Vampire Weekend who in turn was opening the show for Grand Ole Party, before VW was famous. I couldn't go but a friend of mine went. Now look what happened...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PassiveTheory View Post
    Agree with you on Grand Ole Party, The Album Leaf, and some Pinback, but the rest are out of my personal taste. San Diego's just not a haven for anything that's not hardcore, metal or (in some cases) ska.
    I think the whole Pinback-related scene is pretty well known, as well as the Drive Like Jehu-related scene, who kind of overlap with the former (Rocket From the Crypt, Hot Snakes, Pitchfork, Heavy Vegetable, The Sultans, Orbits, Thingy, Three Mile Pilot, etc.)... a lot of people outside of San Diego seem to really dig those bands. But would you consider that all "hardcore"?

    But yeah, if San Diego is known for anything, it's the whole 90s hardcore/noise rock thing... DLJ, Plot to Blow Up Eiffel Tower, The Locust, those kinds of bands are really the only thing that give our city much of a name-recognition kind of "scene."

    I think of the holy trinity of San Diego to be John Reis, Rick Froberg, and Rob Crow... everything they touch is pretty much gold.
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    I know The Entrance Band and Fool's Gold. I actually really like The Entrance Band, and I think they've toured with a couple of bigger acts by now? I can't think of who off of the top of my head. They did headline a show down here though last summer. I didn't know they were from LA, they sure have that Bay Area sound to them...
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    Dj Morales is this great DJ from my hometown and luckily he is playing coachella!










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    You do know Ben Harper's from your hometown right?! I'd be honored.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
    I'm liking Francisco The Man!
    YES! They are sooo awesome live too. It reminds me ALOT like My Morning Jacket. And they're ridiculously loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pancakespancakes View Post
    All the good San Diego bands, are just that, already pretty famous... Drive Like Jehu and everything else related, obviously... then The Album Leaf, Pinback, Black Heart Procession, Grand Ole Party, Three Mile Pilot (kinda underground?), The Locust, Sleeping People, The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, etc. etc.

    But here's one still-great undiscovered band... they have 100K myspace plays, so that's still relatively small... I guess one might call this "post-rock," just because they're mostly instrumental, kinda mathy, and all kinds of epic...

    http://www.myspace.com/japandi

    They call themselves Japandi. For fans of Don Caballero, Tera Melos, Mogwai, and other instrumental titans.



    FUCK YOU AND YOUR FUCKING CITY

    But I'd still take Ethan over Chasny, even if Six Organs>Howlin Rain... and Santa Cruz>Seattle, just by a hair.
    you forgot delta spirit
    as predicted by nostradamus

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    Quote Originally Posted by pancakespancakes View Post
    You do know Ben Harper's from your hometown right?! I'd be honored.


    yeah i do know that. I go to his parents music store all the time, The Folk Music Store. I don't know who actually runs it anymore but I got my first guitar from there.


    From their website...

    "Recently, Dorothy and Charles' daughter, Ellen Chase-Verdries began managing the store. Her son, Ben Harper purchased the store from his grandparents in order to keep the Folk Music Center in the family and alive for the generations to come."
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