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    Default Bands that should be more/less popular

    What bands do you think should be more or less popular?

    I'll start it off.

    More:
    Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. Ted Leo has been writing poppy punky songs for over a decade that are just as commercial as anything that KOL has done. Lyrics that are catchy and political at the same time. They have toured tirelessly over this time period and they fucking rock live. I even think the name of the band is solid.

    Less:
    Kings of Leon. Derivative band with derivative sound. meh. I can't believe they headline huge festivals.

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    More: Moses Campbell

    Less: Abe Vigotta
    "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
    Albert Einstein

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    Moses cambell is meh. They should be more popular, but not much more.

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    More: U2
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    People treat Arcade Fire like they're the greatest thing ever and they get away with it.

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    Less: LCD Soundsystem

    More: Earlimart
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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    More: STS9

    Less: Arcade Fire
    April 22 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial
    April 24 - Godflesh / Mogwai
    April 26 - Cloud Nothings
    May 1 - Ghost
    May 2-4 - Austin Psych Fest
    May 23 - Saint Vitus
    May 27 - Fu Manchu
    June 6-8 - X Games Concerts
    June 12-14 - Sónar Barcelona
    June 27 - Deafheaven / Swans


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    Muse might as well named themselves the Pablo Honeys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixiessp View Post
    Less: LCD Soundsystem
    amen. I don't get it at all.
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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    More: little dragon, pulp (outside the uk), menomena, blonde redhead, clinic, st vincent

    Less: kings of leon, kasabian, the national, mgmt, hot chip, vampire weekend, deadmau5
    4/27 Ghost B.C. @ Fonda, 4/30 Mono @ Troubadour, 5/3 I Break Horses @ Bootleg Theater, 5/19 Lykke Li @ The Theatre at Ace, 5/28-6/1 Primavera Sound, 6/18-22 Sled Island

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    More: Doves, Ryan Adams

    Less: Arcade Fire (yeah I said it)
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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    More: U2
    THIS.

    More = Quarion, M.A.N.D.Y., Chequerboard

    Less = deadmaufiver, David Guetta, Tiesto

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    More = dredg

    Less = Kings of Leon
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    You're Dumb.

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    "I don't like 'so and so' so they should be less popular."

    Great thread.

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    More: little dragon, pulp (outside the uk), menomena, blonde redhead, clinic, st vincent

    Less: kings of leon, kasabian, the national, mgmt, hot chip, vampire weekend, deadmau5
    The National should be more popular than they are if anything. They have an accessible enough sound for it, they put out critically acclaimed albums, and put on a great show.
    The White Stripes 9/18

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    Kasabian are popular still?
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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    This thread is a dumb idea.
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    And it's been long established that Chris hates fun.

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    More: Mr. Oizo, Fake Blood
    Less: Tiesto, Guetta
    Upcoming Concerts:
    16/1- Jagwar Ma @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
    21/1- Toro y Moi w/ Portugal. The Man @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
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    23/1- Grouplove + CSS @ The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarVee View Post
    More = dredg

    Less = Kings of Leon
    I saw dredg open for circa survive last month in san diego. not bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrixfan143 View Post
    Moses cambell is meh. They should be more popular, but not much more.
    I don't know. Every time I see them they get way better than before.

    EDIT: But Abe Vigoda are still good... I was a little disappointed by the new direction, but hey.
    HEALTH for 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    More: STS9

    Less: Arcade Fire
    i guess it depends on where you are from. sector 9 is huge in colorado.
    the music is what its all about, you love it just like i love it.

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    I feel like I'm the only one around here that hasn't seen STS9.
    4/27 Ghost B.C. @ Fonda, 4/30 Mono @ Troubadour, 5/3 I Break Horses @ Bootleg Theater, 5/19 Lykke Li @ The Theatre at Ace, 5/28-6/1 Primavera Sound, 6/18-22 Sled Island

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor Clinton View Post
    I don't know. Every time I see them they get way better than before.
    moses campbell current music x young age = high probability of doing great things in the future
    "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    True.
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    I like the idea of STS9 being more popular in California.

    Simian Mobile Disco, Earth @ Pappy and Harriet's 04/26/15
    Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch 05/02-04/14
    The Decemberist @ Crystal Ballroom 05/30/14
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ The Warfield 07/07/14


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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    More: Rx Bandits, Portugal. The Man, Doves, Midlake
    Less: Kings of Leon lol

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    more: lotus, circa survive, sts9, telepath, umphreys mcgee
    less: coldplay, kings of leon, anything on clear channel radio, most on dj mag top 100 (excluding andy c)
    Last edited by 303dubbin; 12-24-2010 at 03:52 PM.
    the music is what its all about, you love it just like i love it.

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    Less: Muse (PLEASE!)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Coyne
    People treat Arcade Fire like they're the greatest thing ever and they get away with it.

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    Less: Muse (PLEASE!)

    Simian Mobile Disco, Earth @ Pappy and Harriet's 04/26/15
    Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch 05/02-04/14
    The Decemberist @ Crystal Ballroom 05/30/14
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ The Warfield 07/07/14


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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    thanks for whatever you did in mexico.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 303dubbin View Post
    i guess it depends on where you are from. sector 9 is huge in colorado.
    yeah i know, i catch them every time they come to Texas or Oklahoma. I'm gonna try to make it up to Denver for their 3 night New Years thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    Muse might as well named themselves the Pablo Honeys.

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    Default Re: Bands that should be more/less popular

    nice i wanna hear how the nye show is. and let me know how tipper was.
    the music is what its all about, you love it just like i love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    More: U2
    lol what

    4/11-4/13 - Coachella
    4/26 - Dillinger Escape Plan / Trash Talk / Retox @ Porter's Pub
    5/2 - Circle Takes The Square @ Che Cafe
    5/28 - Eagulls @ Soda Bar
    7/1 - Deafheaven @ The Casbah
    7/11 - Cloud Nothings @ Soda Bar

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