Best bands you've never heard of

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[SOLVED] Best bands you've never heard of

Inspired by Tom's avatar. :) My short list:

Self
Beulah
Ryan Adams (no, not Bryan Adams, ugh)
and Wilco, who you ought to have heard of.
 

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Ryan Adams and Wilco are very popular.

I'll add:
Sleater Kinney,
Abandoned Pools,
Finch,
Hot Water Music,
Dredg,
Jump Little Children,
Blindside,
Marvelous 3,
Dropline,
Sugarcult,
Bowling for Soup,
French Kicks,
Greenwheel,
OKGO,
Injected,
Idlewild,
Yellowcard,
Ben Kweller,
Counterfit

I could go on for days. Mainstream is piss poor. Let's keep this thread going!
 
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So's Sleater-Kinney. :) I have to admit I haven't heard many of the others, that's impressive!

Yo La Tengo
Elliott Smith (is he popular now, too?)

MC Chris
Non Phixion
Max Tundra
Cornelius
Modest Mouse
The Eels
Candidate
Portishead
Dandy Warhols
Mazzy Star
North Mississippi All-Stars
Super Furry Animals
 
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i am a fan of mazzy star and portishead...sleater kinney is from portland, but i have yet to hear their stuff, which everyone claims is good...

how about the white stripes?
interpol?
 
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Whte Stripes are cool, though they hit MTV mainstream with that cool Chandy lego video. Haven't gotten into Interpol, though I'm told they're good... BTW Kerrie, have you heard any of Hope Sandoval's (Mazzy Star chick) new solo stuff?

I like the Eels as long as I don't listen too closely to the lyrics... those can get painful. :( Some funny indie in-joke lyrics by Beulah:
I heard he wrote you a song
But so what?
Some guy wrote 69,
and one just - ain't - enough.
And there's no sense in him tryin'
I know cause I've been
Trying all the time to find
something that would make you mine
But all I ever find my love
Are cliches that don't rhyme
 
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<--Super 400

Seriously, this band is out of this world. They have their own sound, but they bear a resemblance to their musical "parents", Hendrix, Cream, Zeppelin.

They have 5 mp3's to download at their website (in my sig). I encourage you to download them, and even join the message board (I am "quantumdude" over there).

Do your ears a favor. They'll thank you for it.
 
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Ahhh, I could list a bunch of old blues guys that no one has ever heard of, the kinda music that moves my guts and makes me think of, oh, big and small stuff, love...
 
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Originally posted by N_Quire
Ahhh, I could list a bunch of old blues guys that no one has ever heard of, the kinda music that moves my guts and makes me think of, oh, big and small stuff, love...

You're not just going to leave us hangin, is you?
 
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Killing Joke
Paralex
The Embers
Discharge
Diamond Head
Holocaust
CornCake
Tygers of Pan Tang
Nick Cave
Halo
Mohagany Rush (who did "All Along the Watchtower")
Breaking Point

And that's all I can think of for now...
 
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Let's get some hard rock and industrial action going here:

Systematic
The Shizit
Sonic Mayhem
Full System Purge
Pop Will Eat Itself
Grinspoon
Grip Inc (good cover of Stones' "Paint It Black")
Double Drive
End Zone
Doll Factory
Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society
Crossbreed
Corrosion of Conformity
Earth Crisis
 
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Zwan
Rhett Miller
Guano Apes
Buffalo Tom
Rubyhorse
Rufus Wainwright
Sarah Harmer
Pete Yorn

Sleater-Kinney has become one of my favorite bands! They are so great and I highly recommend them...along with Pete Yorn.
 
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All You Can Eat
Rythm Method
Beautiful Buddass
Madar Tists
D.O.A. (probably heard of these guys)
Jello Biafra (ditto)
Hard Ass
I Braineater
The Ambassadors
Sweet Dick
Free Zone
Assemblage
Mamma's Boys
 
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I don't think there unheard of anymore, I think they kinda made it big with a few songs they put out recently, but they used to be pretty unknown to all outside the DC area (luckily a friend of mine brought them to boise while they were still unknown so we got to hear them too) but Good Charlotte i think has some really good stuff. Like I said I really don't follow music news or anything but I think that these guys aren't unheard of anymore.
 
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momus
kraftwerk
DAT politics
the magnetic fields
lady tron
lali puna
laub
klaus nomi
pulp
 
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I thought of another Great band that I forgot to list, "Ours"
 
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Eels are great. I would add:

Duncan Sheik
XTC
Klaatu
Emitt Rhodes
Sutherland Brothers and Quiver
Aimee Mann (too well known?)
Brian Auger

...and my material.
 
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word entropia! kraftwerk are very scary people, i saw them in january and was a bit disturbed but very impressed. ladytron are also very good ('they only want you when you're 17' *sings out loud*)

i have to add:
god speed you! black emperor
ember swift
placebo

and some good aussie ones for educational purposes;
machine gun felatio
george
the sailors
eskimo jo
 
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don't know most bands

my list:
The Music
And you will know us by the trail of dead
After Forever
Heather Nova
I Against I
Nightwish
...
 

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