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KC Kings
04-25-2007, 10:25 AM
Somebody put a link to an Amy Winehouse video in another thread. I had never heard of her before, and if I read a description of her music I probably wouldn't buy any of it. After hearing her sing, I think she is great. What other groups/bands do you listen to and love, but the rest of us probably have never heard of.

I'll start with Bela Fleck. He is an awesome musician and plays with some of the best musicians in the world. Victor Wooten is a master on the bass and a regular member of the Flecktones. He has played with Carter Beauford, one of the best drummers ever, and other members of the DMB, and he makes great music. Officially, he would probably be classified as a jazz banjo player, but that is a very narrow spectrum of what he plays.

Bill Lundberg
04-25-2007, 10:29 AM
Jupiter Coyote
The Nadas (many may have heard of them)

DMAC
04-25-2007, 10:32 AM
There's this awesome drummer...I think his name is Stevie Wonder.

ISUJeff
04-25-2007, 12:39 PM
Gov't Mule - lead singer/guitarist Warren Haynes is somewhat well known, but never hear much about his side band. T
hey are a great listen, and actually performed live with both Bela Fleck and Victor Wooten on one of their live albums.
Highly recomend it to anyone who enjoys extended jam-rock.

88TG88
04-25-2007, 12:40 PM
Silver sun pickups

Brianfo
04-25-2007, 01:13 PM
The Why Store----------I believe they are from the Twin Cities. Heard them several times while going to school in Ames. They were awesome. They had two songs that got some airplay. Lack of Water and Father.

penguinz
04-25-2007, 01:13 PM
Alice Donut

Direckshun
04-25-2007, 01:13 PM
Afro Celt Sound Sytem

Pestilence
04-25-2007, 01:52 PM
Plain White T's

Pneuma
04-25-2007, 01:56 PM
They have gained popularity since the last album...Still many people have not heard of the Mars Volta.

Arrowhead Pride
04-25-2007, 01:58 PM
www.brianjonestownmassacre.com

chappy
04-25-2007, 02:00 PM
http://www.myspace.com/oldtimechappy http://x.myspace.com/images/1by1.gif

NewChief
04-25-2007, 02:01 PM
www.brianjonestownmassacre.com

:thumb:

QuikSsurfer
04-25-2007, 02:06 PM
www.brianjonestownmassacre.com
good call

Arrowhead Pride
04-25-2007, 02:08 PM
All of their albums are FREE for download on their site by the way. All of them.

RJ
04-25-2007, 02:11 PM
Old school.

Crack the Sky

http://www.crackthesky.com/

One of my favorite bands in the 70's but they weren't very well known outside Md., Pa., WV area.

I posted this mainly to see if anyone else here knew them.

DMAC
04-25-2007, 02:35 PM
Old school.

Crack the Sky

http://www.crackthesky.com/

One of my favorite bands in the 70's but they weren't very well known outside Md., Pa., WV area.

I posted this mainly to see if anyone else here knew them.Rolling Stones "Debut Album of The Year" in '75.

Stewie
04-25-2007, 02:48 PM
Blue Riddim Band

RJ
04-25-2007, 02:48 PM
Rolling Stones "Debut Album of The Year" in '75.


That be them. For what ever reason their music never caught on for nationwide FM play. Awesome band, I saw them many times in various clubs in and around Baltimore. They toured as the opening act with bigger name bands a couple times but not enough to become known. Some people said that was because they were usually better than the headliners and the headliners didn't much like that.

Anyone who enjoys 70's rock would enjoy this band, especially their first album.

Reaper16
04-25-2007, 03:01 PM
This is the last thread you wanted me to see. :p

Agalloch,
Amon Amarth,
Anacrusis,
Angra,
Anti-Crew,
Athiest,
Ayreon,
Bathory,
Behemoth,
Behold... the Arctopus!,
Blind Guardian,
Burzum,
Camel,
Children of Bodom,
Crotchduster,
Cryptopsy,
Cynic,
Dan Swano,
Dark Angel,
Dark Moor,
Dark Tranquility,
Deadsy,
Devin Townsend Band,
Disillusion,
Edge of Sanity,
Emperor,
Empyrium,
Ensiferum,
Enslaved,
Evergrey,
Falconer,
Fort Minor,
Glittertind,
Godspeed You! Black Emperor,
Green Carnation,
Heathen,
High on Fire,
Hypocrisy,
John 5,
Kamelot,
King Diamond,
Kreator,
Kronos,
La Rumeur des Chaines,
The Lord Weird Slough Feg,
Lost Horizon,
Lykathea Aflame,
Manticora,
My Dying Bride,
Nargaroth,
Necrophagist,
Nevermore,
November's Doom,
Opeth,
Overkill,
Pain of Salvation,
Pelican,
Persuader,
Porcupine Tree,
Savage Circus,
Sigh,
Strapping Young Lad,
Symphony X,
Vintersorg

How's that for a short list?

DMAC
04-25-2007, 03:08 PM
This is the last thread you wanted me to see. :p

Agalloch,
Amon Amarth,
Anacrusis,
Angra,
Anti-Crew,
Athiest,
Ayreon,
Bathory,
Behemoth,
Behold... the Arctopus!,
Blind Guardian,
Burzum,
Camel,
Children of Bodom,
Crotchduster,
Cryptopsy,
Cynic,
Dan Swano,
Dark Angel,
Dark Moor,
Dark Tranquility,
Deadsy,
Devin Townsend Band,
Disillusion,
Edge of Sanity,
Emperor,
Empyrium,
Ensiferum,
Enslaved,
Evergrey,
Falconer,
Fort Minor,
Glittertind,
Godspeed You! Black Emperor,
Green Carnation,
Heathen,
High on Fire,
Hypocrisy,
John 5,
Kamelot,
King Diamond,
Kreator,
Kronos,
La Rumeur des Chaines,
The Lord Weird Slough Feg,
Lost Horizon,
Lykathea Aflame,
Manticora,
My Dying Bride,
Nargaroth,
Necrophagist,
Nevermore,
November's Doom,
Opeth,
Overkill,
Pain of Salvation,
Pelican,
Persuader,
Porcupine Tree,
Savage Circus,
Sigh,
Strapping Young Lad,
Symphony X,
Vintersorg

How's that for a short list?You forgot Riverside.

|Zach|
04-25-2007, 03:56 PM
Karate

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Josh Rouse

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Reaper16
04-25-2007, 04:06 PM
You forgot Riverside.
I forgot a whole heck of a lot. That was literally off the top of my head, I just alphabetized it in the text box.

siberian khatru
04-25-2007, 04:12 PM
Old school.

Crack the Sky

http://www.crackthesky.com/

One of my favorite bands in the 70's but they weren't very well known outside Md., Pa., WV area.

I posted this mainly to see if anyone else here knew them.

I listened to them a bit in high school in the early 80s, in Rochester, N.Y. They were more prog-rock then, so I gave them an ear. Not bad.

Didn't realize that Palumbo was still with them.

aturnis
04-25-2007, 05:37 PM
G Love and Special Sauce

The Poz
04-25-2007, 06:02 PM
They have gained popularity since the last album...Still many people have not heard of the Mars Volta.
True, the Mars Volta are awseome. You must check out their earlier band, At The Drive-In. Fantastic!
Also, just to mention a few:
Turbonegro
Big Business
Brant Bjork
Death from Above 1979
Kyuss
FuManchu

All a bit on the heavy side.

BADFAX
04-25-2007, 06:34 PM
like to hear
when drinking beer
hard to listen
when your pissin

BADFAX

Virtua Chief
04-25-2007, 08:24 PM
True, the Mars Volta are awseome. You must check out their earlier band, At The Drive-In. Fantastic!
Also, just to mention a few:
Turbonegro
Big Business
Brant Bjork
Death from Above 1979
Kyuss
FuManchu

All a bit on the heavy side.

I love Mars Volta, not as much At the Drive In, but I haven't heard a lot of them. I really like DeFacto, which is basically the band that turned into the Mars Volta. More dub influenced.

Mr. Flopnuts
04-25-2007, 08:33 PM
You forgot Riverside.


He also forgot Sanctuary. Warrell Dane was created to sing Death Metal.

OctoberFart
04-25-2007, 08:58 PM
Michael Kelsey, Truckstop Honeymoon although you Kansas people may have heard.

Reaper16
04-25-2007, 09:41 PM
He also forgot Sanctuary. Warrell Dane was created to sing Death Metal.
Warrell Dane has never been in a death metal band...

Mr. Flopnuts
04-25-2007, 09:46 PM
Warrell Dane has never been in a death metal band...


Well, I consider Sanctuary to be just that, sorry if my genre's are confused. "Battle Angels" sounds like a death metal song to me.

DJay23
04-25-2007, 10:12 PM
Not real sure how popular anyone really is these days as I don't listen to the radio and the only contact I have with "popular" music is through the middle school kids I teach. That being said, one of my favorite bands, that as far as I know are mainly an east coast band, is O.A.R. They've had a couple of songs released that Iknow of, but not a real big radio band I imagine, 13 year old girls probably wouldn't be into them. Not sure if they are that well known in the midwest.

There's also a guy named Matt Costa who's pretty good, and a band called Gomez who I really dig. They're British, but trying to do their thing over here. I actually saw Gomez open for OAR in State College, and they were actually a better show live in my opinion.

|Zach|
04-25-2007, 10:17 PM
Gomez is great.

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QuikSsurfer
04-25-2007, 10:26 PM
Mr. Bungle "California"
for Mike Patton alone
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RJ
04-25-2007, 10:49 PM
I listened to them a bit in high school in the early 80s, in Rochester, N.Y. They were more prog-rock then, so I gave them an ear. Not bad.

Didn't realize that Palumbo was still with them.



I guess all their stuff was more towards the prog-rock but their first album maybe a little less so. It was just very unique, lots of influences apparent but none so much that you heard imitation. Not a prolific band, but definitely talented and on one album they caught lightning in a bottle.......even if very few ever knew about it.