Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by TahoeTennis, Jan 4, 2010.
Dream Theater ! ! !
I'm pretty sure that's a well known band, bro.
Either way: Porcupine Tree. All time favorite yet no one knows who the hell they are.
I'm not a fan of metal by any means and I've seen Dream Theater live. They are hardly unknown, good sound nonetheless.
One of, if not the most popular progressive metal bands ever. Only people who won't know who they are, are those who listen solo to R&B/Rap. Most "rock" listeners at least know of them.
Scenes and I&W are ridiculously good.
I've definitely heard of Dream Theater. First heard them probably 12 years ago.
My nomination - Down and Above. Local Minneapolis band that writes fantastic music. www.myspace.com/downandabove
Dream Theater is well known band, and totally deserved by the way, it is a great band.
A ver good and not so well known band is VAST.
This is a really good song (IMHO): Last one alive
They've become pretty well known since they became crap. A combination of Mike Portnoy listening to Muse too much and signing to Roadrunner did it.
This band will not be everybody's cup of tea but I nominate MUM....
The might be known more in Europe . I saw them live 3 times and each person plays at least 2 instruments( well the drummer plays the drums lol).
Nobody ever seems to know who these guys are, so here's my nomination: The Wood Brothers.
The Feelies are one of the greatest bands to never really make it.
Like the Mum stuff BTW.
Well known as a band that produces complex, albeit overrated and ultimately forgettable music.
If you like DreamTheatre, check out Liquid Tension Experiment.
Also, a band called "Animals as Leaders" has some pretty progressive stuff going on.
I know them, Great Musicians but the music is far too self-indulgent for me and the singer annoys me after a while
Not a band, but a solo artist: Jeff Buckley.
Yeah, within certain circles, he's well known, but 95% of the people haven't heard from him ever. And he was awesome.
I have to disagree. Overrated? Maybe. Forgettable? Hell no. I discovered them 5 years and all their albums are still on heavy rotation in my car and iPod. Some of the songs are simply brilliant.
I've got two Porcupine Tree albums. They're pretty good but not one of my favorites. Sound of Muzak is probably one of my favorites by them.
Oh cool. If this was your first time hearing mum and you want a recommendation, the album Finally We Are No One is my top one. It's an older work. Best listened to when you are driving when it's snowing or just listening to it on the headphone relaxing at home. Try it...
John Lajoie :mrgreen:
LOVE this post. The man was great.
i think he is pretty well known..
the lady in my avatar...
The Feelies were awesome. Weezer ripped off one of their album covers.
IMO, the best live band in America right now is Band of Horses.
How about a band like Sonic Youth? They never really got commercialized, but they're great.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTSUwIZdMk (Kool Thing)
Sonic Youth? Pretty 'not unheard of' here (NY). U2's "Vertigo" sounds like it the Edge lifted the opening guitar hook from the Youth's song "Dirty Boots"
- Half Man Half Buscuit
Dream Theater and also Porcupine Tree are great bands.
However in my opinion the best band in the world right now is Riverside from Poland. I saw them live for the second time in late november 2009 and their show was unbelievable -what a musicianship, what an atmosphere, great track followed by even greater track!
Cate Le Bon's better than anything mentioned.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs might be heard of but they are one of my guilty pleasures.
DT have come a long way since I saw them at a water park with galactic cowboys back in the summer of 92! Glad people have heard of them (with ZERO radio play/MTV)
Others great bands you may not have heard of:
Stabbing Westward (rip)
Ulcer (local new mexico band back in the day)
The Shins are fantastic. Until the movie 'Garden State' came out, they were very much under the radar. I'm a big fan of Alt Country (or whatever it's called these days) and some of my faves are:
Drive By Truckers
Whiskeytown (Ryan Adams' band before going solo/with The Cardinals)
Also a big fan of Mason Jennings (has toured with Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, G Love but ten times the songwriter those guys are) and My Morning Jacket.
Agents of Good Roots were a fantastic band out of Va in the early to mid 90's. Jazzy, funky, multi-instrumental stuff. Didn't get the play that Dave Matthews did but easily as talented (probably more) and great live.
Agree with the previous poster about Jeff Buckley. Best male rock voice ever, IMHO.
Royksopp are awesome, Melody A.M., what an album.
Sleeping Naked. Simply awsome...
also New york met opera is pretty good too.
Ebba Grön.. Swedish band.
all way old acts but still hold their own .
Cmon,,,how can you not love this ?
I worked with Mason Jennings on a few shows (I ran live sound in college), and he is about as genuine of a person as you will meet. Fantastic songwriter, and equally great as a performer.
I have xm and just started listening to Hair nation, a bunch of hair metal groups from the 80s. I really like Warlock, Lita Ford, and Dokken. I know Lita Ford is pretty well known, not sure about the other two.
Check out The Darkness , The Hellacopters and Gluecifer.
I hate to be a naysayer, but the first 3 are in regular rotation on major rock radio in the US.
No worries.. What about The Neurotic Outsiders then ? That act was great IMO.
Another band worth checking out is VOLBEAT.
these are known, but mostly only to afficianados
Cash Brothers had one album that was crazy good. A real classic. I saw them open for the Jayhawks one time. It was just the two of them, and I was blown away.
perhaps not in the 'never heard of category' - but not very well known:
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
I did, seven years ago.
yes yes yes! ftw! hes invincible like bruce willis in the movie invincible!
Neverending White Lights
All amazing songs.
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