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simreal
Jun 21, 2003
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I make a habit of attending as many performances of local bands as possible. The best part is being able to meet them and talk about their music or any music for that matter. To be able to get varying perspectives on style, equipment, and technique has been very helpful and inspiring.

Maybe someday I'll see someone on TV and be able to say "I saw that guy play in a little dive bar back in 2010".

How many of you make an effort to do this like me? Other than seeing bands you are acquainted with I mean. Bands that you don't know or haven't heard before.

I took guitar lessons from a guy here in Omaha a few years ago. He's been in a few different groups/bands locally. They are currently working on an album via a kickstarter project. You can hear a few of the new singles at the project page. You can also search for Matt Whipkey on Spotify and various other sources.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects...mmer-1989/posts or this link http://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-ne-summer-1989

Matt Whipkey is the guy I think tops my favotire list right now. His music is not at all like what I typically listen to. But he has a very blues kind of feel. it's almost a rock, blues, with a country twist. Hard to describe. He's my favorite because he only really does original stuff. no covers that I have ever heard.

Check it out and let me know what you think. I talk to him occasionally via Facebook and I would be happy to pass along any of your comments or questions.

(FYI - I have his permission to post this)


SO share your favorite local band with us and tell us why they kick rear end.

simreal fucked around with this message at Apr 4, 2013 around 21:09

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Shbobdb
Dec 16, 2010



I used to live in Indianapolis and the Mudkids are totally "right sized" for that city. They are a fantastic, fun live performance and they tour just enough so that they are available when you are in the mood, randomly present enough on the scene that you know them and like them but not so much that you get sick of them, and just rare enough that you can convince a pretty girl that you are "in the know" and "know a super cool local band". They are "right sized" for Indy -- they aren't going anywhere beyond that in a substantial fashion. That said, if any goons are in Indy I'd recommend checking them out.

Right now I live in NYC and Orange County. I don't even know where to start with the NYC music scene but live music is always a party. What I love about New York is that it does a great job forcing people to spend time with the man in the mirror and not to coast. Performers who shouldn't be performers burn out quickly enough and I'm not hip enough that any live music venue is going to pretty good. I just don't do a lot of live music because music isn't a big bonding thing with my NYC friends: meaning we don't like the same stuff.

But at least there is music everywhere in NYC. You can find some small time band doing something fun. I have NO idea where to start in Orange County. Any suggestions?

simreal
Jun 21, 2003
53713132

Shbobdb posted:

... Mudkids ...

Wow ... I checked out their Myspace (first link in Google search) and they have some killer stuff.

simreal fucked around with this message at Apr 5, 2013 around 14:40

Shovelbearer
Oct 11, 2003
Paragon of Lexicon

My favorite Nashville band is the Ettes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHbrKjK_hKY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RPjO46WX3A

Technically they're transplants from LA, two of whom were previously living in New York, but they've lived here for the making of more than half their albums at this point so I'm counting them.

simreal
Jun 21, 2003
53713132

Shovelbearer posted:

My favorite Nashville band is the Ettes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHbrKjK_hKY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RPjO46WX3A

Technically they're transplants from LA, two of whom were previously living in New York, but they've lived here for the making of more than half their albums at this point so I'm counting them.

When I started listening to that first song, the first thing that came to my mind was "I love rock and roll" - Joan Jett.

I like it.

cheapandugly
Jul 6, 2007


My favorite band from Seattle right now is Success:
Here is a terrible quality video of them performing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dph32VEdfyw

A fun pop-punk band that's been around for a while now. They just released a new album:
http://laescalerarecords.bandcamp.c...tist-generation

Their live shows are a treat, I've seen them a ton of times. They're also rather friendly.

88h88
Feb 25, 2011


Most of my local bands tend to be metal/hardcore related which isn't usually my scene at all, I'm more into my electronic stuff HOWEVERRRRRRRRRRRRR a band that a couple of my friends are in is actually awesome...

quote:

Ashes of Maybelle are a Coventry based band taking influence from the post hardcore, deathcore, metal and tech scenes to create something visceral, noisy and aggressive.

They are definitely visceral, noisy and aggressive! Like in a lot of smaller live venues though the sound is never that good which takes away a lot from how good they are. Live is full on 'wall of sound' type poo poo but their EP is just fantastically well mastered and shows of just how good the various members are together. They get drat good reviews in the local scene too.

http://ashesofmaybelle.bandcamp.com/

iTrust
Mar 25, 2010

It's not good for your health.



Bit of a mixture from Newcastle in the UK, but there's some real talent around here. I really enjoy going along to open mic nights in Newcastle, some of them are pretty poor but in general there's at least a few people who have the balls to get on the stage and blast out some really nice stuff. There's some great electronic music nights around Newcastle too, including some that have lesser well known or local artists playing a set. The house music scene in Newcastle in particular is pretty great for this.

Death to Indie are a pretty great pop-punk outfit that have been knocking about for a few years, they sound a lot better live than they do on their recorded stuff, which I always consider a pretty good thing, in particular for bands like this. I say it#s pop-punk rather than one or the other because as much as they want to be punk their stuff is far too 'radio friendly' for that, and some of their songs are a tad on the repetitive side. You can check them out here though - http://deathtoindie.bandcamp.com/ and for a music video, you can go here - http://youtu.be/3FR4HtH6bHY

Going in a more country, and in particular folk direction is a solo artist named JD O'neill, who I've worked with before in producing a music video and is a genuinely great guy. The vast majority of his writing is all based on things that have happened to him, in particular with relationships, but there's a lot of material he wrote about his father dying and him losing faith in religion, that kind of thing. He sounds as good live as he does in recording, and there are videos of his live performances dotted about Youtube if you care to look for them, although I think most are filmed on phones and the like. You can check some of his stuff out here - https://soundcloud.com/jdoneill and for a music video from the single from his EP, "Deconstructing a Heart", here - http://youtu.be/8YmXuqljmek

And for some electronic stuff, Joonipah is one of the most amazing House producers I've ever heard and he's exploding quite heavily in general now. There's not a lot I can really say about him beyond "if you enjoy House music at all listen to his stuff." You can check him out right here - https://soundcloud.com/joonipah

simreal
Jun 21, 2003
53713132

cheapandugly posted:

My favorite band from Seattle right now is Success:

I kind of dig those guys. I wish the videos were better quality but I want to hear more.




I loved Black and Grey and Among Thieves. There are some interesting things going on with the guitars in their music. I'm not a huge scream metal fan. But occasionally I find a few bands that can do it well. I don't hate these guys at all. I would go see them live.



iTrust posted:

Death to Indie

I see what you mean. They do sound very "commercial" for punk. Probably closer to my taste than I would expect for a punk band though.


Another local band I dig here in Omaha is a band called Quartus. http://www.quartusonline.com/ They are alot closer to "making it big" than any local band I have know.

simreal fucked around with this message at Apr 7, 2013 around 04:52

Gamma Nerd
May 14, 2012


Kid Smpl is a really talented ambient artist from Seattle, I've been to one of his shows. I normally cringe when I hear "night bus" used as a genre description but his albums really do sound like sort of slowed-down Burial material.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMwm2RZX3qg

Seattle is a real drat good city for metal in my opinion. Wolves in the Throne Room, the Melvins, Sunn O))), all local artists.

I recently read about Matmos in The Stranger and I'd like to see them sometime.

Floodixor
Aug 22, 2003

Forums Electronic MusiciaBRRRIIINGYIPYIPYIPYIP

I'm friends with the guys in Geographer in San Francisco. They opened for the Stars during their last tour, which is a higher-profile gig and I'm happy they're getting bigger. It's synth-heavy pop coupled with very good vocals from the frontman.

http://www.geographermusic.com/

Kites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxUVNoiVdts

Here's there first video, directed by my friend and the video is full of my friends/housemates back in the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzg24ynncOY

ladyboy pancake
Jan 3, 2008


Jön, jön, jön a vizipók.
Várják már a tólakók.
Ez a kis pók ügyes búvár.
Sok új kaland is még rá vár.


Seems there's a lot of Seattle bands here already, why not one more?

Thee Emergency is one of my favorite bands lately. they're sort of a Grunge/Motown deal with a certain quality I can't describe but reminds me of ABBA for some reason. They have three albums, Can You Dig It?, Solid, and Cracka Slang. Solid is one of my favorite albums. I haven't head Cracka Slang yet, but it's apparently more psychedelic/country then the previous two.

Here's the sad part though, there's almost nothing of them on the internet. The best I can do is this free MP3 of Attack of the Cobrasaurus from KEXP's website.

KnowingBurns
Apr 25, 2006
Its just the way the medication makes her

I used to go see local/regional bands a lot, but the music 'scene' and my social life have changed a lot over the past two years.

Currently, the best local band (Columbus, GA) I can think of is SoL. They are always a good time live. http://www.reverbnation.com/solhomepage

My current favorite band is Nothing More from San Antonio, TX...but I saw them in Columbus a couple of years ago at a local benefit concert. They blew my mind then, and have only gotten better since. They did just get off of their first national tour opening for Adrenaline Mob two days ago, but at this time I'd still consider them a 'local' band...even if not local to me. Their live show is not to be missed, and I found one of my favorite parts of seeing them on this tour was watching the crowd's reaction to them.

http://www.reverbnation.com/nothingmoremusic
Their first music video...
http://youtu.be/SyAgOj7lLd0

jonnykungfu
Nov 26, 2007


Fayetteville, Arkansas's Perpetual Werewolf is legitimately one of the best bands in the world. Unfortunately, the videos of them on youtube are all poor quality, and they have a couple demos but they don't represent the intensity of their sound. So don't judge them based on this stuff though. Fortunately they are recording a full length right now. They play psychedelic hardcore. The closest comparison I could make is probably the screamo band Gospel, but with more hosed up guitar stuff.

Here's a crappy video of their most recent show. My head pops into frame a couple times!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6AuZI2lQZo

alg
Mar 14, 2007

Make a Wish granted: play in the NHL


We've got a lot of different stuff here in Raleigh, but Whatever Brains and Double Negative are my favorite. Both are incredible live bands that have to be seen to really appreciate.

Whatever Brains are a weird post punk band I've been watching grow for awhile now. They release a lot of music, constantly add members, and are always playing shows. If you click around on this bandcamp you can listen to a lot of their stuff.

http://sorrystaterecords.bandcamp.c...ck/blues-lawyer

Double Negative is one of my favorite hardcore bands. They are pretty popular across the US and their lineup is always changing. I'm super lucky to be able to see them a lot, they are one of the best live shows around.

http://sorrystaterecords.bandcamp.c...dcore-confusion

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

Well, hello there, game-changer!


Brisbane, Australia. Probably the music capital as far as great bands go locally in Australia right now.

DZ Deathrays - two piece, DFA79 inspired punk rock with a dancey edge. Going far, deservedly so.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRknTGykEGA

Tiny Spiders - another two piece, a bit more garagey and DIY. Retains a nice pop edge to the rocky side.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRY2_zs5QLA

No Anchor - sludge-drone metal that just sits right. Had the distinction of being the only Australian band to be on the Forbes best free album list, twice. Their poo poo's on Spotify. I urge you to listen and buy their stuff, because it's incredible.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjd569Ik6do

Kitchen's Floor - downer pop of the first degree. This is super polarizing; it's something you'll either click with right away (like myself) or hate it and not want to listen to it. Give it a go.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1hBHP5qr6A

simreal
Jun 21, 2003
53713132

KnowingBurns posted:

Nothing More from San Antonio, TX.

http://www.reverbnation.com/nothingmoremusic
Their first music video...
http://youtu.be/SyAgOj7lLd0

These guys are pretty intense. I like them alot.

Coolie Ghost
Jan 16, 2013

sensible dissent dispenser


These folks from Philly just dropped this album and it's mighty fine. It's some very weezery rock and roll, but very high energy. There are a few wonderfully calm and melancholy songs on there too. There's a little bit of everything on here, soaring guitar solos, parts you can scream along to, soulful acoustic closers, jazz breaks to heavy hitting rock songs, it's really a quality piece of work. I recommend Cockroach and Mike's Song to get a good idea of what they sound like. Young Pilgrims, ladies and gentlemen, with their album Kyoko and a Rocket to the Moon.



http://youngpilgrimsrock.bandcamp.c...ket-to-the-moon

Also from Philadelphia, another group of young upstarts called Q Family Band. They're like if the Arcade Fire were all teenagers, but folkier (save for the one very electronic oriented song on the EP). They're quite good, and they recently put their first full length EP online for all to enjoy. I very much enjoy the tracks Daisies and The Waltz.



http://qfamilyband.bandcamp.com/

syntaxfunction
Oct 27, 2010


I, Butthole posted:

Brisbane, Australia. Probably the music capital as far as great bands go locally in Australia right now.

DZ Deathrays - two piece, DFA79 inspired punk rock with a dancey edge. Going far, deservedly so.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRknTGykEGA

Kitchen's Floor - downer pop of the first degree. This is super polarizing; it's something you'll either click with right away (like myself) or hate it and not want to listen to it. Give it a go.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1hBHP5qr6A

This thread is worth it just for these two for me, being a Brisbaneite. Hoping to eventually be one of those awesome local bands/acts myself!

DrGonzo90
Sep 13, 2010


The White Ravens are an Ann Arbor, MI band featuring a brother-sister bass-keyboard duo and a rotating cast of drummers (though I think they've settled on a full time drummer now). They do sort of a whimsical pop thing that I really like.

Here's a page where you can listen to a lot of their songs: http://www.jivewired.com/whiteravens

I especially like Saddle up the Whales, Sparks, Rain Song, Tick Tock, and Atomic Panda.

Here's a live performance of Saddle up the Whales: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-15dq1OgIA

And here's a song called Eulogy that's pretty good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu9qTCbnYEU

im gay
Jul 20, 2013



Portland:
Agalloch Black-metal/neo-folk. Pretty unique sound, really atmospheric and their live shows own. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmoe7wwm4HM

Seattle:
Mamiffier Post-rock/experimental. Unique band, 2 members, male and female, atmospheric and experimental. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lafL9U_AIZY

Seattle/Portland has a good metal/rock scene.

im gay fucked around with this message at Jul 24, 2013 around 07:17

stevenolson88
Sep 30, 2009



Currently live near Austin and my favorite local bands are OBN IIIs and Fungi Girls. Saw them play in the same night opening up for Thee Oh Sees a few months ago. I still relive moments from that show. I left bruised, bloodied, and severely dehydrated.

Anyways...

Fungi Girls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0gFnLyAUBk

OBN IIIs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQHheIu8iA8

Misogynist
Jul 14, 2003



Bangladeafy, a drum/bass duo from NYC, are doing some really interesting avant-garde poo poo -- their bassist has, without a doubt, one of the most unique styles I've ever seen. Here's my favorite track off their newest EP, heartily recommended for fans of stuff like Mr. Bungle and Don Caballero.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FvZjgO6YNk

And here's another one with much better video/sound:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFqWsNbaZco

Misogynist fucked around with this message at Jul 28, 2013 around 19:20

Terricz
Jul 7, 2013



Deaf Scene: an experimental post-rock band from the Baltimore/Annapolis area (MD). Definitely one of those bands that sound best live, but their studio work is solid and they're also a chill group of people to hang out with.

http://deafscene.bandcamp.com/music

cheapandugly
Jul 6, 2007


Another favorite of mine from Seattle.

MTNS

http://mountainss.bandcamp.com/

These guys are pretty rad, sort of noise rock-ish and put on a pretty intense show.

Friends Are Evil
Oct 25, 2010



There's a lot of great local stuff in Orlando (and the Florida area in general) right now.

Flashlights, in particular. I'm good friends with a lot of the band, but that shouldn't really color my perception of them. They play really great pop-punk. Great people making great music.

They recently got signed to Hard Rock's record label and featured on SPIN, which is loving crazy.

Some other Orlando/Florida area highlights:

-Holly Hunt: Miami sludge metal. They blew me away when I saw them with Earth a few months back.

-Wet Nurse: Orlando pop-punk.

-Hauzarest: Vicious Orlando hardcore. Think Rohnert Park-era Ceremony. Sadly defunct.

-Bastard Deceiver: Tampa crust/grindcore. I think they're defunct, but Sacridose features members of that band.

massive spider
Dec 6, 2006

sets off a "weirdly specific fetish artwork" vibe

SPC ECO, I met the singer a while back in a bar gig. I didn't realize at the time that the other guy, the producer used to be in the 90's band Curve. They're a father/daughter shoegaze duo.

LTNT, I used to jam with the drummer of this band, he's great,.

Also, not quite local but a member of another forum I post on, this song is so badass. Kinda Helmet-ish Whores.

massive spider fucked around with this message at Aug 15, 2013 around 15:15

Sups
Aug 8, 2007

Jimmy Eat World Hunger

I'm from Oklahoma City and we have a great local scene, here's some newer stuff:

Indie Rock band:
http://tallowsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/2012-demo

Emo/Punk:
http://sportsfans.bandcamp.com/

2pc Math rock:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1JTEr32pn0

Ibexaz
Jul 23, 2013


Might be a little biased considering half these guys are my best friends, but I still think they make good music.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtlvme_NvqE

pig slut lisa
Mar 5, 2012

so hungey for burriot




DrGonzo90 posted:

The White Ravens are an Ann Arbor, MI band featuring a brother-sister bass-keyboard duo and a rotating cast of drummers (though I think they've settled on a full time drummer now). They do sort of a whimsical pop thing that I really like.

Here's a page where you can listen to a lot of their songs: http://www.jivewired.com/whiteravens

I especially like Saddle up the Whales, Sparks, Rain Song, Tick Tock, and Atomic Panda.

Here's a live performance of Saddle up the Whales: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-15dq1OgIA

And here's a song called Eulogy that's pretty good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu9qTCbnYEU

The best Ann Arbor band when I was up there was Tally Hall. I think they're kinda done now though.

Now I'm in Champaign, IL, and we have some groups I really like.

The Dirty Feathers, who got a mention on NPR as one of the 5 best Bandcamp bands a couple years ago. Think Doors + garage rock.

That's No Moon is releasing their second album soon. They call themselves "rocktronica". I really like their energy, especially on "Run", "Megaman", and "In the Light".

You may have heard Elsinore's song Yes Yes Yes on TV in a Kohl's ad or on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance? My favorite song of theirs is Lines...I love the break in the middle.

juniperjones
Apr 27, 2012


Toupee is a really good freak poppy punky noisy band from Chicago. http://toupee.bandcamp.com/

They're amazing live and just an all around weird and cool band. I absolutely adore their strangeness and love their songs.

juniperjones fucked around with this message at Aug 17, 2013 around 19:34

hatelull
Oct 29, 2004



If you're in Houston, and have the opportunity you should go see The Wheel Workers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmNjokpbxJ8

I am contractually obligated because my wife is in the band. If you do end up at a show, I'll buy you a beer and you don't even have to do that silly stairs poo poo.

edit: No, I am not the super happy dude on the front row.

thepokey
Jul 20, 2004

Strangeways, here we come

One of my absolute favourite local Melbourne, Australia bands are The Bombay Royale, they're a 10 piece band who play a mix somewhere between 70s Bollywood funk and Surf Rock. They sing almost exclusively in Hindi and are just world class musicians. They dress up as characters as if from a cheesy 70s Bollywood film and basically are insane amounts of fun to see live. Although they got themselves over to England recently for Glastonbury which was so weird seeing clips of since I'm used to tiny packed sweaty rooms in Melbourne inner city suburban bars. Really think they deserve big things - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXFC7YArcLw

Graveyard Train play a style they called Horror Country, fantastic vocal harmonies mixing blues, country, rock and a horror theme. Can't go wrong when one of the instruments is a guy hitting a chain with a hammer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj6Q0xRW5bQ

Another awesome local act is Jimi Hocking, guy is just an insanely talented guitarist. Won the Bluesman of the year award in 2005 over in Memphis. Does all those amazing gimmicks like playing the guitar behind his head while doing the splits and such. He's often playing little free gigs all over the city each couple of weekends and local pubs. Here's a clip of him playing the Mandolin just for something different - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcPz5CsTc1E

And just thought for nostalgia's sake, one of my favourite all time Melbourne bands who were more prominant in the 80s and 90s and have now since broken up (although one of the singers still carries on another great band now) was TISM who were some of the greatest trolls in music history to me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-mLIdLZZeI

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unSavory
Sep 26, 2004
fellow

From St. Louis, MO:

So Many Dynamos Somewhere between math and indie rock, melodic and fun. http://www.dynamos-music.com/music

The Pubes, just plain fun in every way. Happypunkish something. http://pubes.bandcamp.com/album/peat-sounds

We also have this guy, Pokey LaFarge, who plays Django style fingerpickin blues who recently got himself on Letterman, so there's that. http://www.pokeylafarge.net/

EDIT: Forgot about 7 Shot Screamers, a pretty big psychobilly act. http://www.last.fm/music/7+Shot+Screamers/In+Wonderland

mrgoodtrips
Jun 15, 2013



I will second OBN IIIs.

Austin is well represented. Here are a few of my favorites:

Black Angels (psych) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_BOR6V1UkY
Strange Boys (jangle) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4crqVdIXyUk
Black Joe Lewis (soul) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvL_vhd3BB4

Understanding
Aug 7, 2009


I can talk about bit about bands from Long Island, New York. Played with some really fun bands over the last two years.

Looking for some crust/grind kinda music? http://nomorevictims.bandcamp.com/

Want some LoFi pop-punk? http://soda-bomb.bandcamp.com/

Looking for something more indie? http://johnwarrentincancollective.bandcamp.com/

How about Math rock? http://canyoubelievethisguy.bandcamp.com/

I'm sure there's way more band I've played with that I can't recall.

Juaguocio
Jun 5, 2005

Look on my works,
ye mighty,
and despair!


There's a lot of good stuff coming out of Vancouver, BC right now. I'll limit my list to bands that I've seen live.

Anciients - melodic, progressive metal. Best band in the city right now.
Baptists - noisy, metallic hardcore. Unbelievable drumming.
Black Wizard - stoner rock. Much better than the name might suggest.
Haggatha - crushing doom metal.
Hillfolk - "progressive adventure rock."
Hoopsnake - sludge doom. Weed.
Johnny De Courcy And The Death Rangers - grungy pop-rock, very catchy.
The Rock Band Called Time - rock and goddamn roll.
Three Wolf Moon - psychedelic rock with folk and prog influences.
Weirding - aggressive sludge.
Wiser Fool - swingin' stoner rock.

Fors Yard
Feb 15, 2008

Aside from getting shot in the head, David, what have you done with yourself?


Seattle/Washington

Heatwarmer

Honestly, one of my favorite bands right now. Prog-rock, but also twee (as much as I dislike that term). Some of the best local musicians, and they are incredible live. If you like music that makes abrupt style/tempo/time signature changes, but is also catchy as hell, listen to these guys. The yhave a new album coming out very soon. http://heatwarmer.bandcamp.com They are going on a US tour pretty soon, and urge you to see and support them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO1gHLdgSFE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua269muY4Gs

Ever Ending Kicks



Formerly Motorbikes, another one of my favorites. Live, he constructs his songs using a Boss loop pedal, and switches between guitar and bass. I am always amazed how dynamic the songs are considering the loop based nature. Incredible voice, and great songwriting.

http://everendingkicks.bandcamp.com/album/notion-free
http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concer...056588-37383722

Edit: Vancouver, B.C. (close enough)

Here's another good band from B.C. I like quite a bit. Thee AHs

http://theeahs.bandcamp.com/

Garage-y lounge rock with beautiful melodies. She is an incredible singer, and just as good live. A good contrast with bubbly pop music, and kinda dark lyrics about love. They use "Pure Imagination" for Willy Wonka as the basis of one song, which is a good representation of the sort of melodies.

Fors Yard fucked around with this message at Aug 25, 2013 around 05:56

cheapandugly
Jul 6, 2007


Juaguocio posted:

There's a lot of good stuff coming out of Vancouver, BC right now. I'll limit my list to bands that I've seen live.

Anciients and Baptists are both pretty loving rad. I'll have to check the rest of those out. Since you're in BC if you haven't got around to it you should check out The Pack AD and Nomeansno, both from your neck of the woods.

Fors Yard, thanks for letting me know about Heatwarmer, going to have catch them live soon. It's awesome to hear something new from around me that I just happened to miss.

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Fors Yard
Feb 15, 2008

Aside from getting shot in the head, David, what have you done with yourself?


cheapandugly posted:

Fors Yard, thanks for letting me know about Heatwarmer, going to have catch them live soon. It's awesome to hear something new from around me that I just happened to miss.

September 11th is their album release show at Neumos. http://neumos.com/event/heatwarmer-9-11/

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