Books, Movies, Music & Entertainment - Best obscure bands/music you think people should know?
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Is Soulwax (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soulwax) / 2manydjs obscure? I guess it depends...
Pretty good gear if you like electronic rock.
Wish I could find a higher-quality copy of this clip, but it's six years old.
(Audio only. BTW, a track like this is best listened to at decent quality (pick 720p), through headphones and a loud subwoofer, and possibly your intoxicant of choice.
They also do a lot of remixes and stuff...
I can't work out if that narration is really good text to voice, or a really good impression of it...
Also, check out their awesome ad (http://vimeo.com/30905088) for Radio Soulwax... not embedded cause it's NSFW.
Ben Folds (with the Five or without) defenitely don't qualify as one-hit wonders, some of the best and most thoughtful piano based pop/rock being produced these days.
Yeah, he brought piano pop back from the dead, didn't he?
He's pretty big here in Oz. Or was, I'm not sure if he's had much play in the last few years.
Elliott Smith (just died recently, no chance for fame)
He was fairly famous here too. I'd put it down to our* ABC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Broadcasting_Corporation)'s JJJ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_J).
A group in Seattle by the name of "Awesome!" has a strong local following. Hard to classify musically but fun to listen to.
Big Bill Broonzy
Left Lane Cruiser
07-08-12, 05:22 PM
07-22-12, 06:44 PM
I saw Jane perform at the Paradise Theater in Boston circa 1985, and it was one of the best concerts I've ever attended in my entire life. Stunningly inventive, with incredible musicianship, remarkably engaging.
08-28-12, 09:17 PM
Further Seems Forever
ABSOLUTELY! "The Moon is Down" and "How To Start A Fire" are amazing albums. They did a small reunion set last year with Chris Carrabba (dashboard confessional) and I kick my self in the tail for missing it every time.
If you're not too uptight about your music and have a sense of humor, these guys.
Warning, lyrics NSFW, don't play this at work! Crappy video quality, but this was the only one I could find that didn't have the song title on it.
09-03-12, 09:20 PM
A lot of olde stuff that shoulda been bigger, I thought.
Of late, I play a lot of these two:
Awesome New Republic (oops, NSFW word @ around 1:00)
02-24-13, 10:17 AM
A few suggested bands, mostly Scandinavian, mostly neo-folk:
Boiled in Lead (the original punk-Celtic band)
Varttina (the so-called Wall of Estrogen)
Vasen (their US CD-label bills them as the best band in the world)
Hoven Droven (folk-rock)
3 Mustaphas 3 (UK world music pioneers)
Cheb Khaled (the king of Rai - Algerian pop)
Stan Rogers (Canadian folkie from Nova Scotia)
edit: How could I have forgotten the great Wimme Saari and his backup band Rinne Raido?
03-01-13, 12:23 AM
Now Now put out a great CD last year. It was obscure to me, at least.
06-01-13, 10:39 PM
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06-05-13, 12:55 PM
Parker (Where's my monkey)
Clive Tanaka (Neu Chicago)
Entheogenic (Pagan Dream Machine (Vibrasphere Remix))
David Keller (Marchen von der Wolke Remix (Duo Stiehler/Lucaciu))
Clara Luzia (We can only lose)
06-05-13, 01:21 PM
Kidda (The Whistler)
Four Tet (Angel echoes)
SDA (Vous Ítes un arbre)
Team Ghost (Echoes)
06-05-13, 05:41 PM
Matthews Southern Comfort. Or their frontman Ian Matthews.
Never would have heard them except that I was in Hawaii near New Years and their cover of 'Woodstock' was the number 1 song for the year in Hawaii according to whatever station I was listening to.
'The Castle Far' is one of the shortest and saddest songs I know.
06-07-13, 12:56 PM
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06-17-13, 08:31 PM
Wild Cub, Fitz and the Tantrums, Alt-J, Bad Books, The Postal Service. I have many more, I just can't think of them. lol
07-09-13, 11:41 PM
The Receiving End of Sirens
My Bloody Valentine
07-12-13, 09:55 PM
08-27-13, 12:12 AM
Chumba wamba http://www.chumba.com/ they're done. retired .
but have 30 years of work recorded.
these guys are still hitting the road on tours, all over places .
David Rovics http://davidrovics.com/
Dave Lippman http://www.davelippman.com/
Maybe Glasvegas...they're one of the few new bands I actually like and I don't think they've made it huge in the states. There first album was the better of the mix though...they were a bit more humble about it...I think they will go downhill soon.
09-05-13, 12:08 AM
Pandora find. "Banker" by The Cinema (a local AZ band for me)
Also, some St. Lucia....
09-13-13, 04:43 PM
Big Pretty and the Red Rockets/Bus
09-13-13, 05:54 PM
A little personal plug here.... I do really think these bands are worth a look, though. I build guitars. These are some if the bands who play my instruments. Music being what it is today, they don't get the recognition they would have 15yrs ago.
Waylon Speed. From right here in VT. One if the best bands I've heard in a long time. They are always out touring. Go see them if you get the chance! You won't regret it.
Anita Coats. A great folky kind if singer guitar player based I California. Anita had a great style, sort of an artsy look at songwriting that you don't get from a lot of artists In the Genre. I really like her take on music.
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