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  • thefixer9 wrote:
    This band and their one big song just suck and are annoying! :evil:


    All the other kids with there pumped up kicks better run better run faster than my bullet


    i used to sing faster than my pocket and id wonder how that was possible. then i stopped caring.
    :lol::lol:
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 15,165
    They simply don't rock.
    None of these contemporary bands rock hard like the bands of the 90's.
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  • djklambakedjklambake PHX, AZPosts: 2,504
    They simply don't rock.
    None of these contemporary bands rock hard like the bands of the 90's.

    I'll take you to task here: I wasn't too big of a fan of Cage the Elephant... until I saw them live. Holy SHIT! Those cats are rock reborn! I've seen them open for The Black Keys and Foo Fighters - both times they blew me away. Any time they go on tour, I'm buying a ticket. Outstanding!
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  • dustinparduedustinpardue Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,827
    i think they are pretty terrible. but i also hate vampire weekend and arcade fire. must be this genre of rock that I don't get or have gotten too old and cynical to appreciate. :lol:

    To each his own!
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  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    i think they are pretty terrible. but i also hate vampire weekend and arcade fire. must be this genre of rock that I don't get or have gotten too old and cynical to appreciate. :lol:

    To each his own!

    This genre of POP.

    Hehehe
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 29,003
    They simply don't rock.
    None of these contemporary bands rock hard like the bands of the 90's.


    you need to expand your listening world. your own country has some brilliant bands. and jesus man you live in melbourne... thats like the epicentre for oz rock.
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 15,165
    They simply don't rock.
    None of these contemporary bands rock hard like the bands of the 90's.


    you need to expand your listening world. your own country has some brilliant bands. and jesus man you live in melbourne... thats like the epicentre for oz rock.

    I'm stuck in my 90's bubble lol
    I wish Aussie rock would be as big as U.S / U.K.
    No Aussie band has ever changed a generation or ushered in a new movement/sound :(
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  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    They simply don't rock.
    None of these contemporary bands rock hard like the bands of the 90's.


    you need to expand your listening world. your own country has some brilliant bands. and jesus man you live in melbourne... thats like the epicentre for oz rock.

    I'm stuck in my 90's bubble lol


    That's not a bad thing but it's a lot of fun searching around for some other music. It doesn't need to "rock hard".
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 15,165
    I like many accoustic slow songs.
    Not saying I hate anything that 'does not rock'.
    But overall these contemporary bands are American Idol with a band.
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    I like many accoustic slow songs.
    Not saying I hate anything that 'does not rock'.
    But overall these contemporary bands are American Idol with a band.


    True, I have to do some searching. I've discovered some pretty cool music thanks to a local radio station here called The Current.

    Give it a listen sometime, maybe something will spark your interest.

    You can stream worldwide...

    http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/ ... e_current/
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 15,165
    Cool thanks.
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    Cool thanks.

    Certainly.
  • pjamaholicpjamaholic Posts: 1,225
    They simply don't rock.
    None of these contemporary bands rock hard like the bands of the 90's.


    you need to expand your listening world. your own country has some brilliant bands. and jesus man you live in melbourne... thats like the epicentre for oz rock.

    Thanks, we do have some great bands and we're lucky living in Melbourne, get the cream of rock bands out here. I'm just contemplating seeing Soundgarden, for example. But you're right, plenty of good home grown Aussie rock, much of it underrated.
  • FifthelementFifthelement LotuslandPosts: 6,526
    djklambake wrote:
    They simply don't rock.
    None of these contemporary bands rock hard like the bands of the 90's.

    I'll take you to task here: I wasn't too big of a fan of Cage the Elephant... until I saw them live. Holy SHIT! Those cats are rock reborn! I've seen them open for The Black Keys and Foo Fighters - both times they blew me away. Any time they go on tour, I'm buying a ticket. Outstanding!

    I agree, CtE fuckin' rocks. Hard. Their live show is amazing. Their energy blows my mind and takes me back the early 90s. Definitely a band I would travel to see :thumbup:
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  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    djklambake wrote:
    They simply don't rock.
    None of these contemporary bands rock hard like the bands of the 90's.

    I'll take you to task here: I wasn't too big of a fan of Cage the Elephant... until I saw them live. Holy SHIT! Those cats are rock reborn! I've seen them open for The Black Keys and Foo Fighters - both times they blew me away. Any time they go on tour, I'm buying a ticket. Outstanding!

    I agree, CtE fuckin' rocks. Hard. Their live show is amazing. Their energy blows my mind and takes me back the early 90s. Definitely a band I would travel to see :thumbup:


    Really? I need to check them out. "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" was overplayed on the radio and I wanted to destroy the band. Guess I have to dig deeper.
  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,283
    Really? I need to check them out. "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" was overplayed on the radio and I wanted to destroy the band. Guess I have to dig deeper.
    Definitely check out their 2011 release Thank You, Happy Birthday if you haven't already. That album blew me away and is one of my favorite 2011 releases!
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  • I've seen them 3 times. Love them
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 29,003
    They simply don't rock.
    None of these contemporary bands rock hard like the bands of the 90's.


    you need to expand your listening world. your own country has some brilliant bands. and jesus man you live in melbourne... thats like the epicentre for oz rock.

    I'm stuck in my 90's bubble lol
    I wish Aussie rock would be as big as U.S / U.K.
    No Aussie band has ever changed a generation or ushered in a new movement/sound :(

    what do mean by 'as big as'?

    if you really want to find oz bands stay away from commercial radio and listen to triple j. theyre out there. aside from pj what kind of music do you listen to?
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  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    samjam wrote:
    Really? I need to check them out. "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" was overplayed on the radio and I wanted to destroy the band. Guess I have to dig deeper.
    Definitely check out their 2011 release Thank You, Happy Birthday if you haven't already. That album blew me away and is one of my favorite 2011 releases!

    Yikes... Didn't care for it at all.
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 15,165
    what do mean by 'as big as'?

    if you really want to find oz bands stay away from commercial radio and listen to triple j. theyre out there. aside from pj what kind of music do you listen to?

    Like big as Pearl Jam.
    Triple J is not what it used to be, it is rubbish now, there are 2 other stations in Melb that are better.
    I listen to a lot of music, punk, alt rock, 60's rock, some hip hop, some metal.
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  • what are the 2 stations in melb better than triple J?

    Why does a band need to be "big" in order to matter... the bands that matter to me aren't always massively successful, just have music that I feel
    I don't mean to offend anyone, a lot of what I say should be taken with a grain of salt... that said for most of you I'm a stranger on a computer on the other side of the world, don't give me that sort of power!
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 15,165
    what are the 2 stations in melb better than triple J?

    Why does a band need to be "big" in order to matter... the bands that matter to me aren't always massively successful, just have music that I feel

    Ok let's not say massive, let's say have a large loyal fanbase and are huge in that regard, I don't care for album sales or awards.
    Sliverchair are the best Aussie band ever IMO.

    Stations:

    PBS 106.7FM
    Student Youth Network 90.7FM
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  • Will give them a listen.

    Top Aussie bands of recent times (on music alone)
    Magic Dirt
    The Jaynes
    I don't mean to offend anyone, a lot of what I say should be taken with a grain of salt... that said for most of you I'm a stranger on a computer on the other side of the world, don't give me that sort of power!
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 29,003
    what are the 2 stations in melb better than triple J?

    Why does a band need to be "big" in order to matter... the bands that matter to me aren't always massively successful, just have music that I feel

    Ok let's not say massive, let's say have a large loyal fanbase and are huge in that regard, I don't care for album sales or awards.
    Sliverchair are the best Aussie band ever IMO.

    Stations:

    PBS 106.7FM
    Student Youth Network 90.7FM

    you sure you want a band with a large fanbase?? i prefer to see 'my' bands in more intimate surroundings. i certainly dont want to have to deal with 10000 people.

    you know the gig i missed last year that i really felt was the butterfly effect at the annandale. they played 2 nights there in october. i was overseas, so unfortunately i missed out. but i know what those gigs wouldve been like cause ive seen TBE before and ive seen bands at the annandale before. the thought of them doing their thing in front of hundreds of sweaty rocking fans shoulder to shoulder at my fave live venue is what will sustain me until i do get to see them live again.

    do you know children collide? the vasco era? calling all cars? any band ian kennys involved in? i think i read you like acoustic stuff as well.. have you heard gareth liddiards solo album? how about dan sultan? shane nicholson? dan kelly? australia has a good healthy scene and some of the best live bands in the world. theyre out there.
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  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293
    what are the 2 stations in melb better than triple J?

    Why does a band need to be "big" in order to matter... the bands that matter to me aren't always massively successful, just have music that I feel

    Ok let's not say massive, let's say have a large loyal fanbase and are huge in that regard, I don't care for album sales or awards.
    Sliverchair are the best Aussie band ever IMO.

    Stations:

    PBS 106.7FM
    Student Youth Network 90.7FM

    you sure you want a band with a large fanbase?? i prefer to see 'my' bands in more intimate surroundings. i certainly dont want to have to deal with 10000 people.

    you know the gig i missed last year that i really felt was the butterfly effect at the annandale. they played 2 nights there in october. i was overseas, so unfortunately i missed out. but i know what those gigs wouldve been like cause ive seen TBE before and ive seen bands at the annandale before. the thought of them doing their thing in front of hundreds of sweaty rocking fans shoulder to shoulder at my fave live venue is what will sustain me until i do get to see them live again.

    do you know children collide? the vasco era? calling all cars? any band ian kennys involved in? i think i read you like acoustic stuff as well.. have you heard gareth liddiards solo album? how about dan sultan? shane nicholson? dan kelly? australia has a good healthy scene and some of the best live bands in the world. theyre out there.


    I love seeing local bands and living close to Minneapolis helps that a lot. The local music scene is awesome. Going to see a band called Friends Like These on Friday. Small club and it only is going to set me back 8 USD for a ticket.
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 15,165
    what are the 2 stations in melb better than triple J?

    Why does a band need to be "big" in order to matter... the bands that matter to me aren't always massively successful, just have music that I feel

    Ok let's not say massive, let's say have a large loyal fanbase and are huge in that regard, I don't care for album sales or awards.
    Sliverchair are the best Aussie band ever IMO.

    Stations:

    PBS 106.7FM
    Student Youth Network 90.7FM

    you sure you want a band with a large fanbase?? i prefer to see 'my' bands in more intimate surroundings. i certainly dont want to have to deal with 10000 people.

    you know the gig i missed last year that i really felt was the butterfly effect at the annandale. they played 2 nights there in october. i was overseas, so unfortunately i missed out. but i know what those gigs wouldve been like cause ive seen TBE before and ive seen bands at the annandale before. the thought of them doing their thing in front of hundreds of sweaty rocking fans shoulder to shoulder at my fave live venue is what will sustain me until i do get to see them live again.

    do you know children collide? the vasco era? calling all cars? any band ian kennys involved in? i think i read you like acoustic stuff as well.. have you heard gareth liddiards solo album? how about dan sultan? shane nicholson? dan kelly? australia has a good healthy scene and some of the best live bands in the world. theyre out there.

    I haven't checked them out.
    Yeah I like intimate, gentle, reflective accoustic songs.
    I want an Aussie band that is recognised hence why I said large fan base.
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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 29,003
    I haven't checked them out.
    Yeah I like intimate, gentle, reflective accoustic songs.
    I want an Aussie band that is recognised hence why I said large fan base.


    why is it is important that they be recognised??? surely all that matters is they get your rocks off. who cares how many other peeps listen to them.
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  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 29,003

    I love seeing local bands and living close to Minneapolis helps that a lot. The local music scene is awesome. Going to see a band called Friends Like These on Friday. Small club and it only is going to set me back 8 USD for a ticket.

    tbh the music scene here in sydney has gone down the toilet somewhat in the past 20 odd years. there arent the venues available now that there used to be.back then it wouldnt be unusual for local bands(and by that i mean australian bands) to play 3 or 4 times at various venues around the city. and wed follow them around the city. now were lucky if a band plays a couple of times a year. also back then there was an attitude of proving yourself on the local circuit... a byproduct of which was you ended up being a tight well oiled rock machine. nowadays it just seems bands(not all bands tho) want to fly off to brooklyn or the UK first chance they get.
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  • peacefrompaulpeacefrompaul Posts: 25,293

    I love seeing local bands and living close to Minneapolis helps that a lot. The local music scene is awesome. Going to see a band called Friends Like These on Friday. Small club and it only is going to set me back 8 USD for a ticket.

    tbh the music scene here in sydney has gone down the toilet somewhat in the past 20 odd years. there arent the venues available now that there used to be.back then it wouldnt be unusual for local bands(and by that i mean australian bands) to play 3 or 4 times at various venues around the city. and wed follow them around the city. now were lucky if a band plays a couple of times a year. also back then there was an attitude of proving yourself on the local circuit... a byproduct of which was you ended up being a tight well oiled rock machine. nowadays it just seems bands(not all bands tho) want to fly off to brooklyn or the UK first chance they get.


    Shit that sucks. It's weird if there isn't a local show every weekend here.
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 29,003

    I love seeing local bands and living close to Minneapolis helps that a lot. The local music scene is awesome. Going to see a band called Friends Like These on Friday. Small club and it only is going to set me back 8 USD for a ticket.

    tbh the music scene here in sydney has gone down the toilet somewhat in the past 20 odd years. there arent the venues available now that there used to be.back then it wouldnt be unusual for local bands(and by that i mean australian bands) to play 3 or 4 times at various venues around the city. and wed follow them around the city. now were lucky if a band plays a couple of times a year. also back then there was an attitude of proving yourself on the local circuit... a byproduct of which was you ended up being a tight well oiled rock machine. nowadays it just seems bands(not all bands tho) want to fly off to brooklyn or the UK first chance they get.


    Shit that sucks. It's weird if there isn't a local show every weekend here.

    oh dont get me wrong there are plenty of shows here, every day of the week.. tis just theyre not always by musicians i listen to.
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