Under the radar

Yellow LedbellyYellow Ledbelly Posts: 3,749
edited August 2010 in Other Music
I'm always on the lookout, roaming around the internet for bands not many folks have heard of outside their area and I'm sure lots of us do that. I've come across some really good bands/aritsts by chance.
Most recently I found Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. Their album Pardon Me was released earlier this year and is a cool brand of bluesy rock for the most part.

So, what other bands not many folks might know do you guys like? Local favorites, up-and-comers etc....
All I have to do is revel in the everyday....then do it again tomorrow

They say every sin is deadly but I believe they may be wrong...I'm guilty of all seven and I don't feel too bad at all
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  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,643
    Most recently I found Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights.
    I'm sure you already know this, but they are opening for JJ Grey & Mofro on their upcoming tour. They also opened for them last time they came through my city. Didn't get there in time to see them, but I have heard great things.
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  • Yellow LedbellyYellow Ledbelly Posts: 3,749
    LukinFan wrote:
    Most recently I found Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights.
    I'm sure you already know this, but they are opening for JJ Grey & Mofro on their upcoming tour. They also opened for them last time they came through my city. Didn't get there in time to see them, but I have heard great things.
    Cool and no I did not know that! Are they playing on all the dates because I will be seeing JJ in October? That would be bad ass to see Tyler and JJ at one time
    All I have to do is revel in the everyday....then do it again tomorrow

    They say every sin is deadly but I believe they may be wrong...I'm guilty of all seven and I don't feel too bad at all
  • PJGARDENPJGARDEN Posts: 1,484
    Well he's not from my neck of the woods but he's certainly falls under most's radar. I have been really into Admiral Freebe lately. I bought the self titled album about a month or so ago and I love it. He's great song-writer. Can't get to youtube from work for any clips but here's his myspace.

    http://www.myspace.com/admiralfreebee1
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,643
    LukinFan wrote:
    Most recently I found Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights.
    I'm sure you already know this, but they are opening for JJ Grey & Mofro on their upcoming tour. They also opened for them last time they came through my city. Didn't get there in time to see them, but I have heard great things.
    Cool and no I did not know that! Are they playing on all the dates because I will be seeing JJ in October? That would be bad ass to see Tyler and JJ at one time
    Cool! Yeah, they are playing with them starting on 10/9

    http://www.mofro.net/tour/map/
    www.RLMcDaniel.com

    1996: Ft Lauderdale
    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
    2018: Wrigley 1, Fenway 1
  • Yellow LedbellyYellow Ledbelly Posts: 3,749
    LukinFan wrote:
    LukinFan wrote:
    I'm sure you already know this, but they are opening for JJ Grey & Mofro on their upcoming tour. They also opened for them last time they came through my city. Didn't get there in time to see them, but I have heard great things.
    Cool and no I did not know that! Are they playing on all the dates because I will be seeing JJ in October? That would be bad ass to see Tyler and JJ at one time
    Cool! Yeah, they are playing with them starting on 10/9

    http://www.mofro.net/tour/map/
    Well I'll be damn...that's the show I'm going to so perfect timing there huh?
    That will be killer. I'm really impressed with the album
    All I have to do is revel in the everyday....then do it again tomorrow

    They say every sin is deadly but I believe they may be wrong...I'm guilty of all seven and I don't feel too bad at all
  • LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 27,643
    Well I'll be damn...that's the show I'm going to so perfect timing there huh?
    That will be killer. I'm really impressed with the album
    you couldn't ask for better timing than that!
    www.RLMcDaniel.com

    1996: Ft Lauderdale
    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
    2018: Wrigley 1, Fenway 1
  • I really like Kovacs and the Polar Bear. They are a local band in Asheville, NC. I just saw them play about two weeks ago and they were awesome. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DALYoO0P7kg
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  • Yellow LedbellyYellow Ledbelly Posts: 3,749
    Cool. Keep em coming.
    Listening to Admiral Freebee now, pretty good stuff.

    More folks may be aware of this band, but I only heard of Marah about a month ago when they opened for the Drive-by Truckers...man they put on one hell of a show. If you get the chance to see them don't skip it even if you don't them. I didn't I had a blast. They have a very Springsteen-ish quality but also a style of their own.
    All I have to do is revel in the everyday....then do it again tomorrow

    They say every sin is deadly but I believe they may be wrong...I'm guilty of all seven and I don't feel too bad at all
  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    Well I like Sons of Sylvia but want to add
    I just noticed credit score.com is using unknown bands on their commercials now.
    Remember the, some thought slightly annoying, group of guys singing, stuck in the car, singing at the Renaissance Fair, singing as waiters at the seafood joint, now I've seen 3 different unknown bands, quite good, rocking out for the commercials instead. It says their band name at the start. I thought that was kind of cool for them.

    "Judge yourself if you feel the need
    Just let me known to be
    In search of the truth myself
    There is a drop of blood on the ground
    And it seems to me that it's not my kind
    And I can't be sure if its yours or mine."
  • Yellow LedbellyYellow Ledbelly Posts: 3,749
    pandora wrote:
    Well I like Sons of Sylvia but want to add
    I just noticed credit score.com is using unknown bands on their commercials now.
    Remember the, some thought slightly annoying, group of guys singing, stuck in the car, singing at the Renaissance Fair, singing as waiters at the seafood joint, now I've seen 3 different unknown bands, quite good, rocking out for the commercials instead. It says their band name at the start. I thought that was kind of cool for them.
    Sons of Sylvia has done some stuff with Carrie Underwood, right? THink they were on her last album and they went on tour with her. Cole thinks the sun rises and sets on Carrie as I think i've mentioned before. How does their stuff sound? It's not glossy, silly new Nashville is it? :D
    All I have to do is revel in the everyday....then do it again tomorrow

    They say every sin is deadly but I believe they may be wrong...I'm guilty of all seven and I don't feel too bad at all
  • PJGARDENPJGARDEN Posts: 1,484
    pandora wrote:
    Well I like Sons of Sylvia but want to add
    I just noticed credit score.com is using unknown bands on their commercials now.
    Remember the, some thought slightly annoying, group of guys singing, stuck in the car, singing at the Renaissance Fair, singing as waiters at the seafood joint, now I've seen 3 different unknown bands, quite good, rocking out for the commercials instead. It says their band name at the start. I thought that was kind of cool for them.

    I actually liked those little songs they sang on their commericals. :oops: You have to admit they were pretty catchy. But yes, cool for them to plug some lesser known bands instead.
  • PJGARDENPJGARDEN Posts: 1,484
    Here's another one I got into about a year ago or so.

    http://www.myspace.com/carinaround
  • facepollutionfacepollution Posts: 6,665
    I'm absolutely loving this Australian band Dead Letter Circus at the moment, maybe a bit too commercial for some, but I'm sure a lot of people would dig them. The singer has a really unique voice, reminds me at times of Maynard James Keenan, but a bit higher. The album is really soild, lots of really catchy stuff on there. Anyway here's a link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2GAW87Jmw0

    and another:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT33V9FK ... re=channel
  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    pandora wrote:
    Well I like Sons of Sylvia but want to add
    I just noticed credit score.com is using unknown bands on their commercials now.
    Remember the, some thought slightly annoying, group of guys singing, stuck in the car, singing at the Renaissance Fair, singing as waiters at the seafood joint, now I've seen 3 different unknown bands, quite good, rocking out for the commercials instead. It says their band name at the start. I thought that was kind of cool for them.
    Sons of Sylvia has done some stuff with Carrie Underwood, right? THink they were on her last album and they went on tour with her. Cole thinks the sun rises and sets on Carrie as I think i've mentioned before. How does their stuff sound? It's not glossy, silly new Nashville is it? :D
    heres a few, they are brothers playing strings :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVgcxBUM ... ure=avmsc2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mTs9a5j ... re=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9B2cRxs ... re=related
    they are nothing like PJ but they touch my heart

    "Judge yourself if you feel the need
    Just let me known to be
    In search of the truth myself
    There is a drop of blood on the ground
    And it seems to me that it's not my kind
    And I can't be sure if its yours or mine."
  • GardenpartyGardenparty Posts: 1,895
    Avi Buffalo is a pretty cool local band that will be opening for MMJ on their tour this summer.

    they are pretty fantastic
    “I know this song so well, I can smoke a cigarette, have a drink, brush my teeth, take a shit, and mow the lawn while singing it. But I'll only be doing a couple of those things during this version.”
  • he.who.forgetshe.who.forgets Posts: 4,584
    The most unknown that comes to mind for me is The Weeks. I posted about them a while back and got little or no response. Figured this was a good time to give them another mention. The song "Buttons" is probably the most accessible: http://www.myspace.com/theweeks
    Have also loved Alberta Cross since I saw them open for Ben Harper, although I recognize they're a little more well-known by now.
    We were but stones your light made us stars
  • Yellow LedbellyYellow Ledbelly Posts: 3,749
    The most unknown that comes to mind for me is The Weeks. I posted about them a while back and got little or no response. Figured this was a good time to give them another mention. The song "Buttons" is probably the most accessible: http://www.myspace.com/theweeks
    Have also loved Alberta Cross since I saw them open for Ben Harper, although I recognize they're a little more well-known by now.
    Yeah, I actually checked out Alberta Cross after your thread about them...good band, so I'll be checking out the The Weeks as well.
    All I have to do is revel in the everyday....then do it again tomorrow

    They say every sin is deadly but I believe they may be wrong...I'm guilty of all seven and I don't feel too bad at all
  • Yellow LedbellyYellow Ledbelly Posts: 3,749
    I think Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are worthy of a mention here.
    New self-titled is awesome as was their previous...plus Grace is HOT as hell
    Hoping to be able to check them out in September...having missed a show a couple of months ago
    All I have to do is revel in the everyday....then do it again tomorrow

    They say every sin is deadly but I believe they may be wrong...I'm guilty of all seven and I don't feel too bad at all
  • BenzorBenzor Posts: 886
    Wolf Gang

    everyone needs to check him out...i think he's going to be huge

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvOWcjYd ... ure=avmsc2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0DvJYsfYWw
  • BenzorBenzor Posts: 886
    Avi Buffalo is a pretty cool local band that will be opening for MMJ on their tour this summer.

    they are pretty fantastic

    Yea I thought their debut album was pretty good
  • keeponrockinkeeponrockin Posts: 7,445
    A local band from Ottawa that's excellent.. Sort of a Wilco meets Stars sound.

    www.myspace.com/amosthetransparent
    Believe me, when I was growin up, I thought the worst thing you could turn out to be was normal, So I say freaks in the most complementary way. Here's a song by a fellow freak - E.V
  • he.who.forgetshe.who.forgets Posts: 4,584
    Benzor wrote:
    Wolf Gang

    everyone needs to check him out...i think he's going to be huge

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvOWcjYd ... ure=avmsc2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0DvJYsfYWw
    acoustic version is awesome. any album recommendations?
    We were but stones your light made us stars
  • BenzorBenzor Posts: 886
    Benzor wrote:
    Wolf Gang

    everyone needs to check him out...i think he's going to be huge

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvOWcjYd ... ure=avmsc2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0DvJYsfYWw
    acoustic version is awesome. any album recommendations?

    no releases yet but check out "The King and All of his Men". Different sounding but just as awesome.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC2t1kvUCT0
  • he.who.forgetshe.who.forgets Posts: 4,584
    Another band that comes to mind is Band of Skulls. I'm really oblivious as to thier popularity but they're worthy of checking out. You can hear some Jack White influence in some of their tunes. http://bandofskulls.com/
    We were but stones your light made us stars
  • Yellow LedbellyYellow Ledbelly Posts: 3,749
    I've been listening to Chase Fifty Six this morning....album called Alltoona Rising and I'm loving it.
    Music is very much akin to the Driveby Truckers (Lucero as well) in my opinion. Definitely worth checking out.
    The d-bag on the blog I found it on says he "can hear some Eddie Vedder in a track like “Let it Go,” which is awesome. I generally hate that guy (Vedder) and all of the pomp and circumstance that comes with him, but this song rips."
    I suppose you might be able to hear some Ed in there, but I don't really get that...
    Nevertheless....you can hear some of the tunes there
    http://www.frontporchmusings.com/

    Also
    http://www.chase56.com
    All I have to do is revel in the everyday....then do it again tomorrow

    They say every sin is deadly but I believe they may be wrong...I'm guilty of all seven and I don't feel too bad at all
  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    I've been listening to Chase Fifty Six this morning....album called Alltoona Rising and I'm loving it.
    Music is very much akin to the Driveby Truckers in my opinion. Definitely worth checking out.
    The d-bag on the blog I found it on says he "can hear some Eddie Vedder in a track like “Let it Go,” which is awesome. I generally hate that guy (Vedder) and all of the pomp and circumstance that comes with him, but this song rips."
    Nevertheless....you can hear some of the tunes there
    http://www.frontporchmusings.com/

    Also
    http://www.chase56.com
    "pomp and circumstance" ie.... Formal display; ceremony
    jerkoid sounds like he's just jealous, Eddie is way down to earth

    "Judge yourself if you feel the need
    Just let me known to be
    In search of the truth myself
    There is a drop of blood on the ground
    And it seems to me that it's not my kind
    And I can't be sure if its yours or mine."
  • Yellow LedbellyYellow Ledbelly Posts: 3,749
    pandora wrote:
    I've been listening to Chase Fifty Six this morning....album called Alltoona Rising and I'm loving it.
    Music is very much akin to the Driveby Truckers in my opinion. Definitely worth checking out.
    The d-bag on the blog I found it on says he "can hear some Eddie Vedder in a track like “Let it Go,” which is awesome. I generally hate that guy (Vedder) and all of the pomp and circumstance that comes with him, but this song rips."
    Nevertheless....you can hear some of the tunes there
    http://www.frontporchmusings.com/

    Also
    http://www.chase56.com
    "pomp and circumstance" ie.... Formal display; ceremony
    jerkoid sounds like he's just jealous, Eddie is way down to earth
    Yeah, dude is an idiot apparently, but he does have one thing right...that band is cool.
    How you is Pandi?
    All I have to do is revel in the everyday....then do it again tomorrow

    They say every sin is deadly but I believe they may be wrong...I'm guilty of all seven and I don't feel too bad at all
  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    pandora wrote:
    I've been listening to Chase Fifty Six this morning....album called Alltoona Rising and I'm loving it.
    Music is very much akin to the Driveby Truckers in my opinion. Definitely worth checking out.
    The d-bag on the blog I found it on says he "can hear some Eddie Vedder in a track like “Let it Go,” which is awesome. I generally hate that guy (Vedder) and all of the pomp and circumstance that comes with him, but this song rips."
    Nevertheless....you can hear some of the tunes there
    http://www.frontporchmusings.com/

    Also
    http://www.chase56.com
    "pomp and circumstance" ie.... Formal display; ceremony
    jerkoid sounds like he's just jealous, Eddie is way down to earth
    Yeah, dude is an idiot apparently, but he does have one thing right...that band is cool.
    How you is Pandi?
    I am good Jake, I like your thread btw, been checking out the suggestions, thank you

    "Judge yourself if you feel the need
    Just let me known to be
    In search of the truth myself
    There is a drop of blood on the ground
    And it seems to me that it's not my kind
    And I can't be sure if its yours or mine."
  • pandorapandora Posts: 21,855
    BUMP !!


    Prince - 20Ten (2010)
    Tracklist:
    01 - Compassion
    02 - Beginning Endlessly
    03 - Future Soul Song
    04 - Sticky Like Glue
    05 - Lavaux
    06 - Act of God
    07 - Walk in Sand
    08 - Sea of Everything
    09 - Everybody Loves Me
    77 - Laydown
    This is on the hit list this weekend 8-)

    "Judge yourself if you feel the need
    Just let me known to be
    In search of the truth myself
    There is a drop of blood on the ground
    And it seems to me that it's not my kind
    And I can't be sure if its yours or mine."
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,929
    PJGARDEN wrote:
    pandora wrote:
    Well I like Sons of Sylvia but want to add
    I just noticed credit score.com is using unknown bands on their commercials now.
    Remember the, some thought slightly annoying, group of guys singing, stuck in the car, singing at the Renaissance Fair, singing as waiters at the seafood joint, now I've seen 3 different unknown bands, quite good, rocking out for the commercials instead. It says their band name at the start. I thought that was kind of cool for them.

    I actually liked those little songs they sang on their commericals. :oops: You have to admit they were pretty catchy. But yes, cool for them to plug some lesser known bands instead.

    I'm pretty sure it's a contest to be the new freecreditreport.com pitch band, unless they scrapped that plan. The commercials debuted during the MLB Allstar game and you could vote on them.
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