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Post by ekeown » Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:06 pm

I thought this would be a good place to give out link where people can hear the local music you are currently listening to.

As for me, well even though I'm just outside of Houston I really couldn't tell you about any local bands that are good (in my opinion). In the mid-90s I could, but that was nearly a decade ago...Maybe 30 Foot Fall is still around, if they are I can say they were enjoyable live in the mid 90's. I've heard both good and bad about The Groceries but missed them opening for nonlocal acts shows I've gone to. Anyways back to my point, even though I'm from Houston I'm more down with the Dallas area's music. A good place to get a listen (and a free CD + cost of shipping) is

To hear all the bands that have been on Buzz Oven CDs go to:

I'd HIGHLY suggest checking out these bands that are on there:
Hagfish (though their Buzz Oven tracks aren't that great)
Adventures of Jet
Burden Brothers
The Deathray Davies

Sort of liked (but couldn't give you a full thumbs up because I haven't heard enough of them)
The Feds (My Texas isn't my style of music, but it grew on my)
baboon (Didn't like the track from Buzz OVen, but they have a track called Alright from their new CD I like)

In truth I haven't listened to all the bands on that page, so I'm sure their is some more really good ones. Let me know what you guys think
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Post by becca0nh » Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:42 am

Army of Me is an amazing band from Washington DC. Their sound is hard to describe, some people say The Smiths, but as I don't know any Smiths, I'm not sure. Pop Alternative, I suppose

Also, there's The Bicycle Thieves, also from DC. They're coming up fast. The lead singer opened for Art in VA.

Laguardia is a Radiohead-esque band from Philly who just released their label debut.

If you're into bizarre glamish rock with lyrics from middle school, try Dingleberry Dynasty. They're weird but crazy talented

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Post by melmac » Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:59 pm

Houston Calls (Rockaway, NJ) - ex-Hidden in Plain View and Face First. Recently reviewed by the Kings of A&R and hopefully signing soon.

Hidden in Plain View (Madison, NJ) - incredible, Drive Thru Records newest band.

Streetlght Manifesto (Union County, NJ) - ska/punk on Victory Records, featuring Catch 22's original singer/song writer

Paint it Black (Philadelphia, PA) - featuring Dan Yemin of Lifetime and Kid Dynamite fame. This band is definately "shorter, faster, and louder" than anything you've heard before.
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Post by sdilley14 » Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:16 pm

Envy - A great rock band from Wisconsin with a female lead singer.

Their music has been featured on a few different music websites and they are starting to snowball popularity. Check them out one and all.
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Post by northwestrocker » Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:33 pm

well, the portland scene doesn't have any good websites, except for:

for the pacific northwest in general, sub pop has always been the top label for the scene.
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Post by heartspark4ec » Wed Feb 11, 2004 8:38 am

We have a lot of REALLY good bands in the quad cities. Unfortunately, my favorite one, Flikr, broke up and created a new group. I haven't heard any of their new stuff yet, but I think it will be good.

Anyways... we have good bands... But I can't tell you what is good in the qc TODAY. Why? Because we went from having atleast 4 shows a week here, to literally, 1 or 2 a month, at 18+ bars. Peabodys has been closed for god knows how long, and that's where most of the shows were. CURSES! But there is a list of tons of Iowa bands HERE

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