#1
i figure that a good chunk of us have some local bands that we enjoy. i also figured that we could use a spot to introduce them to other people. i don't really care what you decide to count as local; it could be from your city, your neighbor's band, someone from your tricounty area, or whatever.

i figure i'll start us off with a couple local bands that i dig.

Scientific Maps - think early Of Montreal with more focus on songwriting and less on parade sounds. (you can download one of their albums off of their website)

Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned - riyl: Neutral Milk Hotel and Beiruit. played SXSW. a huge mess of people and horns.

Phantogram - hip-hop + shoegaze + some other stuff, highly recommended

let's see how this goes.
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Phantogram - hip-hop + shoegaze + some other stuff, highly recommended
I'm in love.

I'll be back here in the morning to listen to any other suggestions here. I hope this thread grows.
#4
Hey there folks! Well, I got 3 homes right now, but as of now, only 1 really applies for local bands I can comment on.

Rochester, NY:
Walri - RIYL: early Of Montreal, Elephant 6 stuff. Dr. Dog but not as good. Four awesome dudes, unfortunately their music needs a little polishing and they need to actually try to break out of the non-existant Rochester scene.

When I saw a show in Cambridge, Bearstronaut opened and they were funkalicious. No details other than that on them though.

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I remember you pimping Phantogram earlier and loving the hell out've them. Listening to them again, this still holds. They need to venture north to Rochester
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enjoyable with the exception of that creepy picture on the background of their myspace.
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I'll be back here in the morning to listen to any other suggestions here. I hope this thread grows.

excellent! this is what i hoped would happen. cross pollination of local scenes.

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I remember you pimping Phantogram earlier and loving the hell out've them. Listening to them again, this still holds. They need to venture north to Rochester

you could always go east, although chances are that Phantogram is going to be doing some larger scale touring.

and i have more if people are interested in learning more about the albany scene.
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you could always go east, although chances are that Phantogram is going to be doing some larger scale touring.

and i have more if people are interested in learning more about the albany scene.


I sent you a message!

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To keep this on topic, this is my friend's band. They sound like State Radio.
http://www.myspace.com/theradiumgirls
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I sent you a message!

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To keep this on topic, this is my friend's band. They sound like State Radio.
http://www.myspace.com/theradiumgirls

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http://www.myspace.com/bowlegged123

There called Bowlegged, seen em a few times now Dunno how to describe there music tho...

that was quite impressive, especially for them being young and all.

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first one, album downloaded.
second one, also really enjoyable...although not something i would listen to all the time.


here a couple more from my land

#11
im from norwich uk

my friends band one of the members is also in my band, and they have interest from some labels at the moment as well i believe : http://www.myspace.com/consolewarsband (indie)

another friends band: http://www.myspace.com/matesofdave (more mainstream indie)

a couple of my housemates are in this band, one of them again is also in my band, they are soon releasing their debut ep http://www.myspace.com/doriangayhc (hardcore)

and a bit of self promotion never hurt, my band, shoegazey stuff http://www.myspace.com/nothingexistedtoday
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#12
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Scientific Maps - think early Of Montreal with more focus on songwriting and less on parade sounds. (you can download one of their albums off of their website)

Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned - riyl: Neutral Milk Hotel and Beiruit. played SXSW. a huge mess of people and horns.

Phantogram - hip-hop + shoegaze + some other stuff, highly recommended
I like. Specifically the second two.
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I like this, but can't ever see myself listening to it regularly.
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im from norwich uk

my friends band one of the members is also in my band, and they have interest from some labels at the moment as well i believe : http://www.myspace.com/consolewarsband (indie)

another friends band: http://www.myspace.com/matesofdave (more mainstream indie)

a couple of my housemates are in this band, one of them again is also in my band, they are soon releasing their debut ep http://www.myspace.com/doriangayhc (hardcore)

and a bit of self promotion never hurt, my band, shoegazey stuff http://www.myspace.com/nothingexistedtoday
I like all of this a lot (except for the second one). Dorian Gay is great.
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#13
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im from essex
a nice local band are Redtrack
they are an indie/punk band from southend in essex, england
they have some very catchy songs and infectious/energetic live performances
check them out ive seen them live twice and am seeing them again next week
www.myspace.com/redtracktheband

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#14
The two fairly unknown Birmingham bands I quite like:

Calories
and
Sunset Cinema Club

There is also Johnny Foreigner, but they're a bit more popular. However, they are unbelievably awesome.

There is another good band... but I can't remember the name
#15
I'm from Sarnia, Ontario. Not a whole lot of bands from this town specifically, but a few who have played here from surrounding cities as well:

from Sarnia, ON:

- the Macho Tutu Orkestrah (my friend's band)
http://www.myspace.com/themachotutuorkestrah

-the Chocolate Robots http://www.myspace.com/thechocolaterobots

-Sound of Fans http://www.myspace.com/soundoffans

from Toronto, ON:

-Forest City Lovers http://www.myspace.com/forestcitylovers

-Words Around the Waist http://www.myspace.com/wordsaroundthewaist

-The O'Darling http://www.myspace.com/theodarling

-Slapback Mountain http://www.myspace.com/slapbackmountain

-Great Bloomers http://www.myspace.com/greatbloomers

-Spiral Beach http://www.myspace.com/spiralbeach

from Aurora, ON:
Ruby Coast http://www.myspace.com/rubycoast

from Guelph, ON:
Green Go http://www.myspace.com/greengomusic
#16
Best one in Edmonton is the band Faunts. Like gentle electronic with soft singing, and earlier stuff was more sprawling and atmospheric. Very good. They all work for the game company BioWare.

www.myspace.com/faunts
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#17
These are my top three favorite bands from my hood.

The Photonicas
P.S. Eliot
Spells

In that order.

The Photonicas are shoegazey and delicious, P.S. Eliot are catchy lo-fi punk, and Spells are weird Unicorns-y pop with a lot of cool instruments. Love them love them love them.
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These are my top three favorite bands from my hood.

The Photonicas
P.S. Eliot
Spells

In that order.

The Photonicas are shoegazey and delicious, P.S. Eliot are catchy lo-fi punk, and Spells are weird Unicorns-y pop with a lot of cool instruments. Love them love them love them.


all 3 sound great! i especially like the photonicas and spells .
#20
i'm from southern california and currently there are tons of random artists that i'm finding that play around where I live,

1. Audacity: these are some friends of mine that i've know for years who have played shows with no age, mika miko, crystal antlers, and numerous others. picture a really jazzier punk rock version of the black lips. (listen to indian chief)

www.myspace.com/audacityca

2. Table Fruit: these guys are pretty awesome, kind of like if modest mouse we're into stoner metal. (listen to spit on me)

www.myspace.com/tablefruit2

3. Mount Royal: A guy who plays just with his acoustic guitar and his voice... really into nature. (check "them wild hills")

www.myspace.com/mountroyalmusic

4.Horse-fed Buffalo- Some local guys who play dark folk music as a guitar/ violin duo... he has an amazing voice and awesome lyrics.

www.myspace.com/horsefedbuffalo
#22
Good friend's band DOCUMENT They're amazing musicians and cool guys, they put on an awesome live show.

Him and some other friends are in Dead Channels

Pretty fun local band The Retrospex They play old school type rock/rockabilly/surf/punk

Another cool local band called Willbreaker

The Holding Company

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#23
Rubber Soul- I am pretty sure I live near Green Go's singer/synth player because I always see him and feel kinda creepy that I know who he is. They are a dance party and a half - I also highly recommend them.

Also from Guelph: The D'Urbervilles (radio3.cbc.ca/bands/The-DUrbervilles) and The Magic (radio3.cbc.ca/bands/the-magic)

From Toronto: Obijou (radio3.cbc.ca/bands/Obijou), The Darcys (radio3.cbc.ca/bands/The-Darcys/) and The Bicycles (radio3.cbc.ca/bands/THE-BICYCLES)

I know there are a huge chunk of artists missing, but I am stupid tired right now and can't remember anything.
#25
www.myspace.com/theknownothingsband - I opened a festival for them in July and they ablolutely killed it. They remind me of The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sublime with a huge blues influence in there too. The vocals are awesome. Check out the songs Tell Me Who and Boom Shocka Locka. They made me a believer. Also the guys are so sweet and polite. My mom liked them.

www.myspace.com/hookedontonics OR www.myspace.com/heymonea - Amazing musicians. I've seen them four times and they blow me away constantly. Have a huge funk influence as well as R&B and pop. They covered Michael Jackson, The Temptaions, and Elton John at one show and killed all of them. I think they might be changing their name, which sucks.

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