I've thoroughly enjoyed doing the BMRB thus far. I'm a fan of a lot of different music. I own just over 400 CD's and my taste would definitely be eclectic to say the least. I own stuff from Beastie Boys to Johnny Cash to Thelonious Monk to Muddy Waters to Stevie Wonder to Pearl Jam to The Rolling Stones to The Roots to DJ Shadow, well you get the idea.
One thing with BMRB I was hoping to get was an introduction to some bands I had never heard before, which I did with The Tragically Hip (I seriously never heard them before). But that's pretty much it. So I decided to start a thread where people can bring up artists that they're listening to that may not necessarily be mainstream but they think are pretty cool. Here's a short list of some bands I like that may not have hit your ears.
- Detroit band that features Gories frontman Mick Collins on vocals as well as two drummers and two bass players. If you're into the White Stripes then you may like these guys. They've got a raw in your face sound. Their CD's aren't easy to find in stores but you can find them on Amazon. I recommend Ultraglide In Black
, which features a boatload of song covers from Barry White to Marvin Gaye to Stevie Wonder, but they're all done Dirtbombs-style.
And You Will Know Us From the Trail of Dead
- Yes that is there actual band name. These guys are out of Austin, TX. Um I'm not sure who they're like. Sonic Youth is sometimes mentioned as one of their influences. They do teen angst a lot harder and better than the emo garbage you hear on the radio. Check out Source Tags & Codes
or their latest release, Worlds Apart
. They have two earlier LP's that were on a smaller indie label and aren't the easiest to find. If you can get a hold of their second album, Madonna
its well worth it.
- If you dig Radiohead then these guys are probably up your alley. I have to warn you though. Unlike most band they have gotten worse with each release. Their first LP, Internal Wrangler
is excellent. Their 2nd, Walking With Thee
is also good. Their latest release Winchester Cathedral
don't even bother.
- Another group I recommend if you like White Stripes. They have rootsier feel to them but also have subtle hints of Velvet Underground and the Stooges in their music. Good stuff, different some times, but good.
..and if anybody has some they'd like to share I'm all ears!