I'm tired of my music collection. A lot of it I've listened to over and over or it's old enough that I've heard it for so long that it's not fresh to me anymore. Radio gets boring after one day. I don't bother watching vh1, mtv, mtv2, or whatever because most of it is junk anyways.
So, who are some musicians who produce good music, but don't necessarily get the big contracts? That doesn't necessarily mean they're not well known, just that you don't have their music jammed down your throat every day.
Some that come to mind in my library are:
Robert Randolph, Minus the Bear, Brother Cane (is ok), Gov't Mule, Kaiser Chiefs, LCD Soundsystem, Seu Jorge, Quantic, Rob Dougan, Rory Gallagher, Soulive, The Toasters, etc. Those are just a couple quick ones that I picked out from my library. What are some of your off beat favorites?