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TravisNewman
October 4th, 2008, 02:15 AM
Update: How could I have forgotten Scroobius Pip and the Flobots? Also, added videos

As the title says, what music do you like that not many people have heard of?

Here are a few I can think of:
Cowboy Mouth (really good southern rock) Their most famous single, but not their best song by any means: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQwKdPGkiy0
Ben Folds (though more people know him now than they used to) Great vid, produced by Weird Al: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlGCTWL6djo
The Zutons (British band a lot like the Coral, but more fun IMO) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBXDx5nBWHc
Zox (Its like ska-influenced rock with a violin) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT4lu84DOQw
Prozzak (at least not in the states, they're pretty big in Canada) nothing good on youtube
The Hold Steady (...dunno, you just need to hear them) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isvn_Dsj2bA
The Flobots (politically active hip-hop with a trumpet and viola) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuK2A1ZqoWs
Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip (British beat poetry/hip-hop-- FANTASTIC):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoN6XfyQsr4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESvYRR1Fyug
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KnGNOiFll4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqnKbdqjh2I

What about you?

Frak
October 4th, 2008, 04:42 AM
Junkie XL - Electronic-pop-ish

Sorivenul
October 4th, 2008, 04:51 AM
The Books
The National
Hope for Agoldensummer
Mercury Rev
The Robot Ate Me
Eastmountainsouth
Unwed Sailor
The Dear Hunter
Frightened Rabbit
The Mountain Goats
13 and God
Woven Hand
Earlimart

I have a lot more, but those are off the top of my head. They're all on my last.fm page (http://www.last.fm/user/sorivenul)... I think.

4Orbs
October 4th, 2008, 04:57 AM
Trip Wamsley - astounding bass player from Louisiana - indie
Jami Sieber - incredible new-age cello - indie
Freddy - fabulous singer-songwriter from Canada - indie
Death and Taxes - great indie rock
Andreas Vollenweider - classical, new-age, rock - well known in some circles, less known amongst squids.

LaRoza
October 4th, 2008, 05:08 AM
Candlemass. It is Epic Doom Metal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWNS_cBNpeY

Giant Speck
October 4th, 2008, 05:15 AM
Fireflight - a really good Christian rock band that has a similar sound to Skillet, only it has a female front. I recommend the songs "Unbreakable," "So Help Me God," and "Something New."

Evans Blue - an alternative metal/rock band that has a similar sound to A Perfect Circle and Chevelle. I highly recommend their songs "Over" and "Cold."

The Birthday Massacre - an interesting synth rock band. My recommendation: "Looking Glass."

The Benjamin Gate - a now defunct alternative Christian rock band from South Africa. I recommend "Overkill," "Rush," and "Scream."

Dolores O'Riordan - If you remember The Cranberries, Dolores O'Riordan is the former frontwoman of that band and has a really good solo album. My recommendation: "October" and "The Garden."

Plumb - a Contemporary Christian singer, Plumb has some great songs like "Better," "I Can't Do This" and "Manic".

Aenoble
October 4th, 2008, 05:16 AM
Kayo Dot

kdardio2415
October 4th, 2008, 05:17 AM
Boy Eats Drum Machine--Two Ghosts

MaxIBoy
October 4th, 2008, 05:56 AM
http://www.ranting-gryphon.com/Music.htm
http://cheshyre.newgrounds.com/

Two favorite, semi-obscure artists.

frankleeee
October 4th, 2008, 07:40 AM
Caveman Shoe Store and various incarnations of the drummer Henry Franzoni, and Fred Chalenor. Fed currently also plays with slow music a band that has among it's members Robert Fripp leader of King Crimson. This link allows you to check out a lot of the songs of the various groups.
http://72.170.147.82/Caveman/
Here is a link to buildabuzz records Henry, and Fred's record distribution website.
http://www.buildabuzz.com/
Both Henry and Fred are very accomplished players, this music is a little unusual. Henry is also a uber computer geek, and has designed programs for very important applications which I can't mention. Henry can also play 4 different time signature with all 4 limbs at once, and once was the lead researcher for a bigfoot search group in the Pacific NW.

Lord DarkPat
October 4th, 2008, 07:42 AM
Blaxy Girls.
They're pretty famous in Romania..

eXcentra
October 4th, 2008, 07:43 AM
The Contes
Crown Jewels
Hem

bimmerd00d
October 4th, 2008, 03:13 PM
Sun Kil Moon - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKRA7weVyLs

The National - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKWKRMxXB0M

Editors - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRsqm7nHb_c

Athlete - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THyZAS8H22g

The Swell Season - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLJP-fUAU0Y

Mark Knopfler - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X3_WXDSSOM

Bob Schneider - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRXsmVxTHew

Monte Montgomery - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvGO0h_h0mA

Chris Knight - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLvDjT6ZJNo

Obadiah Parker - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-8nkkOA_AM

Candlebox - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4EPn1FacaQ

Temple of the Dog - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53FYP4aKSlo

Counting Crows - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP95btX8NJE

Electric Six - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQQeg3jYgOA

TravisNewman
October 4th, 2008, 03:34 PM
Freddy - fabulous singer-songwriter from Canada - indie

If that's the same singer-songwriter named Freddy that I'm thinking about he's not from Canada... some of his songs are The Way, Something about that girl, Defying Gravity, Closer to Heaven?

init1
October 4th, 2008, 03:55 PM
Venetian Snares- Amazing breakcore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9beA88_66c

mips
October 4th, 2008, 04:23 PM
The Parlotones (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Parlotones)

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=ghiacand&search_query=parlotones

CrazyG
October 5th, 2008, 12:08 AM
Madviolet

http://madviolet.com/

Wil

http://www.ibreakstrings.com/

AndyCooll
October 5th, 2008, 12:38 AM
Most of the music I listen to these days, since it's free and legal, is less well known:

Allison Crowe (http://www.allisoncrowe.com/) - Singer/songwriter. Albums available on Jamendo
Brad Sucks (http://www.bradsucks.net/) - Rock with Punk undertones. Also available on Jamendo
Buena Vista Social Club (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buena_Vista_Social_Club) - Jazz/World music
Iona (http://www.iona.uk.com/) - Celtic
John Vanderslice (http://www.johnvanderslice.com/) - Rock. Another big supporter of free mp3 music
Martyn Joseph (http://www.piperecords.co.uk/martynj/) - Christian folk
No River City (http://www.norivercity.com/) - Rock
The Woodsmen (http://www.thewoodsmen.net/index.html) - Rock/Punk. Free albums available to legally download
Tinariwen (http://www.tinariwen.com/) - Desert blues at it's best

:cool:

SuperSonic4
October 5th, 2008, 12:48 AM
Quartz: YouTube video of 'Circles' (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6hq7OunRMKM) They're not dissimilar in sound to Black Sabbath but are seemingly unknown outside the West Midlands

semisweets
October 5th, 2008, 01:45 AM
Leaves Eyes - Senses Capture

Nostrafus
October 5th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Well...

Cellout - Metal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dpNePTW450
Sintonik - Rock/Metal (No decent video)
Corvus Corax - Primitive/Bagpipes/Drums http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADuCbafqBDQ
Gocoo - Japanese All Drum + A Didgeridoo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHNGmcuGQu4

I've got more, but about to go out and (try to) pick up some ladies

markbuntu
October 5th, 2008, 03:08 AM
Everything on Sofaspace and Bluemars and Space Station Soma...sink right down into the sofa.......down and down....all the way through the earth and deep into outer space.....

NNNNNNNNNN1515
October 5th, 2008, 03:54 AM
Any fans of Sun-Ra here?

markbuntu
October 5th, 2008, 04:11 AM
I saw his last show. I still have a Sun Ra t shirt.

Space is the place

elmer_42
October 5th, 2008, 04:19 AM
Jeremy Riddle and Robert Randolph & The Family Band are the two I can think of off the top of my head.

kaivalagi
October 5th, 2008, 04:37 AM
HKB FiNN (kunt-kill-bury-fin)- british hip-hop/spoken word artist

http://www.hkbfinn.com/

http://www.myspace.com/hkbfinn01

Don't let the hip-hop thing put you off, he is a poet above all else!

3rdalbum
October 5th, 2008, 04:38 AM
Mylene Farmer - she's a singer who is famous in France, but almost unknown elsewhere. Her music is very moody and intraspective, but very relaxing. I highly recommend.

Giant Speck
October 5th, 2008, 05:19 AM
Leaves Eyes - Senses Capture

Leaves Eyes is pretty good, and so is her former band Theatre of Tragedy.

saru411
October 5th, 2008, 05:22 AM
Aesop Rock

Under ground hip-hop from N.Y.C

Northsider
October 5th, 2008, 05:22 AM
Nujabes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nujabes). LOVE him. Hiphop, Jazz, House. Briallint.

Ace of Knaves
October 5th, 2008, 05:30 AM
Birthday Massacre - I liked "Happy Birthday", "Broken", "Falling Down", "Goodnight" and "Kill the Lights".

Leftfield - Loudest British group ever. In the same league as Tricky, Massive Attack and Goldfrapp.

Tommy Dorsey - 1930's Jazz musician who unfortunately died of the weirdest of deaths--by choking in his sleep. My favorites include "Stomp it Off" and "Chicago".

The Polysics - Crazy Japanese Punk-Pop inspired by Devo for people armed with a speedster and charged with way too much coffee and sugar. Favorites include "Peach Pie on the Beach", "XCT" and "New Wave Jacket".

Emilie Autumn - Anarchy violinist from America blending the styles of Industrial and classical music, sounding like a Victorian mad-woman screaming from her cell. Likings include "Liar", "Dead is the New Alive", "I Know Where You Sleep", "Dominant" and "306".

All highly recommended to all :)

TravisNewman
October 5th, 2008, 06:21 AM
HKB FiNN (kunt-kill-bury-fin)- british hip-hop/spoken word artist

http://www.hkbfinn.com/

http://www.myspace.com/hkbfinn01

Don't let the hip-hop thing put you off, he is a poet above all else!
Have you heard Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip? Same kind of thing, mostly spoken word beat poetry with a backbeat. It's great.

RiceMonster
October 5th, 2008, 06:32 AM
Most of my library is underground music. Right now I'm listening to Godspeed You! Black Emperor, who I think are incredible. They're not all that unknown though.


Leaves Eyes - Senses Capture

I saw them open for blind guardian a few years ago. They're ok.


Kayo Dot


Candlemass. It is Epic Doom Metal. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWNS_cBNpeY

Those are both good bands :).

kaivalagi
October 5th, 2008, 11:55 AM
Have you heard Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip? Same kind of thing, mostly spoken word beat poetry with a backbeat. It's great.

I hadn't, I'm checking it out now, thanks for the heads up.

You might want to listen to some HKB FiNN if you haven't already, the music production is top notch, nice African world music feel in some songs...thanks to Tunde Jegede (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=86362517)

ZarathustraDK
October 5th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Aya Hirano - Great J-pop.

Aqua Timez - Great J-rock.

Psychostick - Always a good laugh.

Sinister Ducks - Specifically "March of the sinister ducks" here.

Nana Kitade - Mmmm japanese gothic lolicon :) Great songs too.

billgoldberg
October 5th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Nice club/rave song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1zamDR2nC4&fmt=18

RATM_Owns
October 5th, 2008, 02:47 PM
Rage Against the Machine
Audioslave
Muse
Buckethead

And the only good hip-hop/rap song that isn't mixed with rock:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuK2A1ZqoWs

Frak
October 5th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Rage Against the Machine
Audioslave
Muse
Buckethead

And the only good hip-hop/rap song that isn't mixed with rock:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuK2A1ZqoWs
Woah, I've heard of all of those though...

Oh, and on the last one, yep.

SuperSonic4
October 5th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Rage Against the Machine
Audioslave
Muse
Buckethead



I've heard them all too, Muse sold out Wembley Stadium on two separate occasions :p

Airbourne - the best way to describe them is AC/DC's love child :p

daniel.hodge
October 5th, 2008, 04:38 PM
The ten year program (http://www.purevolume.com/thetenyearprogram) - Faking Your Own Death For Dummies

down and above (http://www.downandabove.com)

Danny Asher (http://www.purevolume.com/dannyasher) "my own music"

Untested Methods (http://www.purevolume.com/untestedmethods)

kk0sse54
October 5th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Kultiration - self described as Swedish Organic Folk Reggae

laffinet
October 8th, 2008, 05:48 AM
New Model Army - Indie Rock, around since the late 80s

Jellyfish - don't exist anymore, 3 piece from the 90s

Common Spring - don't exist anymore, local Indie Rock from Darmstadt, Germany, great female singer (think Skunk Anansie, Guano Apes)

Wolfmother - retro Rock from Australia, probably not that unknown

Blaze Bayley - solo band of former interim Iron Maiden singer, great powerful classic metal

Dallas Crane - great aussie rock

Xavier Rudd - Aussie singer, combining guitar, percussion and didgeridoo, lots of Reggae influence

John Butler Trio - probably not so unknown, perfecting the art of jam session music

Io - new band of former Guano Apes members, combining powerful rock with a former soul vocalist

H-Blockx - German rock band, started with cross over, now probably more mainstream rock

namegame
October 8th, 2008, 08:20 AM
I listen to a bunch of random genres with relatively unknown musicians so it's all good to me.

Shpongle - Psytrance/techno

Dredg - rock

Symphony In Peril - hardcore/screamo

I Am Ghost - Hard Rock, similar to Evanescence, but better in my opinion

Andy McKee - Amazing solo guitarist

Marcus Miller - He's probably pretty well known to some people, but an amazing bass player

Christina Stuermer - Austrian Rock

ajzimm3rman
October 8th, 2008, 11:24 AM
Junkie XL - Electronic-pop-ish

No way! He's mainstream on the electro scene.

Giant Speck
October 8th, 2008, 06:02 PM
I Am Ghost - Hard Rock, similar to Evanescence, but better in my opinion

They are good. I wouldn't say they are too similar to Evanescence, though. It's kind of like how people say Flyleaf is similar to Evanescence, when it's clear that Flyleaf's music and vocals sound more tortured than dark.

Calmatory
October 8th, 2008, 06:41 PM
Wolfhorde. Thrashish folk metal from Finland.
Stormwarrior. Traditional German power metal.
Sabaton. Swedish power metal, war as their lyrical theme.

Wolfhorde can be heard via last.fm and Sabaton and Stormwarrior have stuff on youtube.

billgoldberg
October 8th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Coldplay remix. Hardcore style.

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

itreius
October 8th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Windir (black/folk metal) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er8qyAKX7Gg

Verbal Deception (pirate/death metal) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVd5-HfCGlc

:guitar:

S0VERE1GN
October 8th, 2008, 08:05 PM
Dredg, good prog rock
Ghost Orgy, not even sure if they're around anymore
GRINDING FAITH: my buddie's band, if you can find some of the tunes online listen to them, they broke up about 5 years ago, but some of the most soulful things ive heard since Cobain.
Job For a cowboy, the most ridiculous metal you've ever heard
Joe Satriani Very cool instrumentals, all guitar, very intense, sometimes says things words can't

S0VERE1GN
October 8th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Wolfhorde. Thrashish folk metal from Finland.
Stormwarrior. Traditional German power metal.
Sabaton. Swedish power metal, war as their lyrical theme.

Wolfhorde can be heard via last.fm and Sabaton and Stormwarrior have stuff on youtube.

yaaaay sabaton!

:guitar:

Changturkey
October 8th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Try this website, http://www.thesixtyone.com/

Good to find new music.

namegame
October 8th, 2008, 09:33 PM
They are good. I wouldn't say they are too similar to Evanescence, though. It's kind of like how people say Flyleaf is similar to Evanescence, when it's clear that Flyleaf's music and vocals sound more tortured than dark.

Yeah, they are kind of hard to relate to another band. That was just the first analogy that came to mind.

Aiello
October 8th, 2008, 09:36 PM
Although I'm a fan of classic rock and the occasional classical song, I have recently become found of the album LOL <(^^,)> by Basshunter.

venator260
October 8th, 2008, 10:24 PM
Alestorm - more pirate themed Metal

Giant Speck
October 9th, 2008, 12:08 AM
Yeah, they are kind of hard to relate to another band. That was just the first analogy that came to mind.

I honestly don't think anyone should try to compare another band to Evanescence. It just won't work.

It's not an issue of whether or not Evanescence is better than some bands (in many cases, it's not), it's that Evanescence's music covers a lot of different genres. So if you were to compare a band's music to Evanescence, you'd have to compare it to one of Evanescence's songs.

ElSlunko
October 22nd, 2008, 04:21 PM
Polysics - I think someone mentioned them already. Found out about them around a year ago. Electro-pop-punk new-wave band with loads of energy and fun music. Went to a show of theirs last weekend and they blew my socks off. I'm still looking for the left one.

mrgnash
October 22nd, 2008, 05:01 PM
Some great avant-garde/art music bands/performers/composers, such as John Zorn, Mr Bungle, Fred Frith, Marc Ribot, etc. etc. can be found over at playlist (http://www.youtube.com/profile_video_blog?user=mrgnash) :)

kaivalagi
October 22nd, 2008, 06:06 PM
Not sure whether they are well known or not....just started listening to "Soldiers Of Jah Army", Reggae/Roots/Dub....nice

userundefine
October 22nd, 2008, 06:24 PM
The Books
The National
Hope for Agoldensummer
Mercury Rev
The Robot Ate Me
Eastmountainsouth
Unwed Sailor
The Dear Hunter
Frightened Rabbit
The Mountain Goats
13 and God
Woven Hand
Earlimart

I have a lot more, but those are off the top of my head. They're all on my last.fm page (http://www.last.fm/user/sorivenul)... I think.
I agree with several of these... especially The Books. They're awesome.

for me...

Broken Social Scene
Calexico
Devendra Banhart
The Jayhawks
Jens Lekman
Joanna Newsom
Neko Case
Son Volt
Whiskeytown

Orlsend
October 22nd, 2008, 06:33 PM
Ben Folds should not be in the list. He is famous. one of he song was used by a Dream works movie.

Thelasko
October 22nd, 2008, 08:14 PM
Ben Folds should not be in the list. He is famous. one of he song was used by a Dream works movie.
Yeah, I've heard of a few of the bands here.

The Zutons were featured in MVP Baseball 2005 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MVP_Baseball_2005#Original_soundtrack), Another band featured in this game was The Bravery.
Flowbots were being advertised for on a local radio station in Chicago.
Wolf Mother Have you never played Guitar Hero II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_Hero_II)?

Although, I must admit it is a fine line between being rarely heard of and completely obscure.

Some of my choices:
Spoon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoon_(band)) Gets some radio play in Chicago
Polyphonic Spree Featured in Eternal Sunshine. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_Sunshine)
Sufjan Stevens

zmjjmz
October 22nd, 2008, 09:31 PM
I listen to 247drumandbass.com internet radio, lots of good stuff there (though sometimes it gets a bit repetitive).
I also like Shadow Of The Beat (http://shadowofthebeat.com), most of the artists found here at 8bitpeoples (http://8bitpeoples.com).
Acid Skunp (http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/acid.skunp) and 3tronik (http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/3tronik) are also awesome.

jimi_hendrix
October 22nd, 2008, 10:45 PM
guns n roses new single...and i almost gave up on them...

Thelasko
October 23rd, 2008, 03:00 PM
guns n roses new single...and i almost gave up on them...

Free Dr. Pepper! (http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSN2735728520080327):lolflag:

I honestly think Axl Rose has a mental illness. He should talk to Brian Wilson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile_(Brian_Wilson_album)) for inspiration.

FutanariKitty
October 23rd, 2008, 03:08 PM
Update: How could I have forgotten Scroobius Pip and the Flobots? Also, added videos

GODS I love Flobots. I wouldn't say they're exactly of the 'unknown' status anymore, since the few times I listen to the radio they pop up fairly often. Handlebars (especially while watching the video) makes me weep like you wouldn't believe. And We Are Winning is a wonderfully motivating track.

While it's hardly unknown, Dethklok's Dethalbum (as based on the Metalocalypse cartoon on Cartoon Network) is a favorite of mine. Hilarious, over-the-top death metal.

The Birthday Massacre is definitely a HUGE fave, one of my top picks. Gothic with a little synth background and a sexy singer, not to mention wonderfully dark and emotional lyrics.

Garbage (I know, they're not unheard of either, but they are a little in the background) is fantastic. Numerous songs with gender-bending themes, and a range of sound from industrial-lite to practically pop. And let's not forget the fact that Shirley Manson quickens my pulse a bit too much.

EDIT: How could I forget? I'd say at least the majority of us are Ubuntu users...check out Jamendo and Magnatune to locate some free music. Rhythmbox even supports integration with both of those services ^_^

Erdaron
October 23rd, 2008, 03:27 PM
My favorite bands are Calexico and Flogging Molly. I don't think either is that obscure... though I live in Tucson, where Calexico is based, so that might alter my perspective.

On to more obscure things:
Man Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxv0qhAauAk) - calico / gypsy / eastern european type music.
Devotchka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbZM6ZSlvvY) - similar roots, I guess, but a lot more lyrical and mellow. They did the soundtrack for Little Miss Sunshine. I guess they're not that unknown.
Tom Walbank (http://www.myspace.com/tomwalbank) - a British dude who settled in Tucson and plays the most amazing old delta, jook joint blues. It's a shame he is hardly known. One of the best live musicians I've ever witnessed.
Adorable - an 80s British shoegazer band. Their single "Homeboy" is one of my favorite songs.
Frank Klepacki (http://www.frankklepacki.com/) - the guy who scored music for the original Command and Conquer, still the best (imho :)) game soundtrack. And I think he was like 18 at the time.

I will return to this thread when I have more time to check out some of the links!

bonzodog
October 23rd, 2008, 04:13 PM
Sigur Ros - Cool Icelandic Band, some people here will be well aware of them.

Iona - Celtic Folk Rock Group

Wolfstone - Band From Skye, also Celtic Rock

Runrig - Celtic Folk Rock

Warmen - Prog Metal group

Sky - Neo-classical Prog Rock from the 70's and 80's. Herbie Flowers, John Williams et al.

The Polyphonic Spree - not sure how to classify this....Gospel? Choir? Alternative?

Piraja
December 1st, 2008, 10:43 PM
Any fans of Sun-Ra here?
Space is the Place, indeed. I'm listening to Sun Ra at this very moment via Last.fm, as a matter of fact, "similar artists to Charles Gayle (http://www.last.fm/listen/artist/Charles%2BGayle/similarartists)". My Last.fm profile (http://www.last.fm/user/PirtePiraja) is pretty much dominated by free jazz and different kinds of avant garde.


But Sun Ra's not that little known, is he? Myself, I've just discovered Fred Anderson (http://www.last.fm/listen/artist/Fred%2BAnderson/similarartists) through Last.fm; I did not know him, even though I've been a free improvisation enthusiast for some fifteen years.

Piraja
December 1st, 2008, 10:54 PM
Mark Knopfler

Really? It seems that every time I visit a HiFi shop to buy spare earphone pads they're playing Dire Straits or Mark Knopfler. I'm almost too polite to say that too many people have heard him (even if not of him).

Nah, just kidding. I used to like Dire Straits as a kid, back in the eighties.

Twitch6000
December 1st, 2008, 11:03 PM
I honestly don't think anyone should try to compare another band to Evanescence. It just won't work.

It's not an issue of whether or not Evanescence is better than some bands (in many cases, it's not), it's that Evanescence's music covers a lot of different genres. So if you were to compare a band's music to Evanescence, you'd have to compare it to one of Evanescence's songs.

oh no you didn't.... EvanScence is one genre ok... Alternative metal
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Three bands right off the top of my head can beat that music.

Soper Aeternus - Dead Souls Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IER0WL65VFA

Nox Arcana - The Awakening Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsoSyhJNnW4

Bauhaus - She's In Parties Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VyWNDxQQxM

Which by the way all three are Goth Rock.

screaminj3sus
December 2nd, 2008, 12:43 AM
If you like hard rock I highly reccomend you check out the stone gods and the wildhearts. They are criminally underrated.

jimi_hendrix
December 2nd, 2008, 12:54 AM
If you like hard rock I highly reccomend you check out the stone gods and the wildhearts. They are criminally underrated.

those guys are pretty good

RiceMonster
December 2nd, 2008, 12:58 AM
Right now it's Probably:

Melt-Banana - Japanese noise rock, coolest guitar playing ever.

Lightning Bolt - Noise rock duo, just bass and drums, and it works well.

Pelican - Kinda heavy post rock stuff from Chicago.

Boris - Japanese band who plays all kinda of styles, as long as it's loud.

None of those are really that obscure though. I know a lot of super obscure black metal, but I don't listen to much metal these days.

danbuter
December 2nd, 2008, 12:59 AM
Amanda Palmer http://whokilledamandapalmer.com/

jimi_hendrix
December 2nd, 2008, 01:24 AM
what do guns n roses and ac/dc classify as...so i can find more music like them more specifically (dont say classic rock)

I-75
December 2nd, 2008, 01:33 AM
In the Ayer by Flo Rida

This song rocks (even though its mainstream hip hop).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DsyZdeFjug

ghindo
December 2nd, 2008, 01:34 AM
I think that most of the music I listen to is pretty below the radar for most people. Then again, it's all kind of relative, isn't it? I've got a last.fm (http://www.last.fm/user/ghindo) if anybody is curious what my music tastes are like.
Venetian Snares- Amazing breakcore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9beA88_66cWow. I'd heard of Venetian Snares before, but I hadn't really heard anything of his. That's pretty cool. :)
Nujabes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nujabes). LOVE him. Hiphop, Jazz, House. Briallint.I definitely dig Nujabes too. Although, his newer work not as much.

ghindo
December 2nd, 2008, 01:35 AM
And the only good hip-hop/rap song that isn't mixed with rock:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuK2A1ZqoWsYou'd best be trolling :(

RiceMonster
December 2nd, 2008, 02:03 AM
what do guns n roses and ac/dc classify as...so i can find more music like them more specifically (dont say classic rock)

They're really just hard rock bands. You could say GNR are hair metal, but that causes most of their fans to have a hissy fit,

PhoenixMaster00
December 2nd, 2008, 02:14 AM
Any fidget house fans? George Monev/Herve/Mowgli

George Monev remix of estelles american boy - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7-RwKdMTbcM

+

Herve remix of Bloc Parties mercury - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfuol2lAuz8

Changturkey
December 2nd, 2008, 02:25 AM
Death From Above 1979.

jimi_hendrix
December 2nd, 2008, 02:29 AM
i think people should listen to Appitite for Destruction again...and skip welcome to the jungle, paradise city, and sweet child o mine...there are songs there that have fallen into oblivion that are really good

RiceMonster
December 2nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
Death From Above 1979.

They're pretty well known. They get a good amount of radio play (at least around here). They're very good, nonetheless.


i think people should listen to Appitite for Destruction again...and skip welcome to the jungle, paradise city, and sweet child o mine...there are songs there that have fallen into oblivion that are really good

Yeah I bought that album a while back. I don't really like them anymore, but it's their best album.

Twitch6000
December 2nd, 2008, 03:44 AM
AC/DC is southern rock.

Although many just put them as hard rock.

Guns and Roses is from the Glam Metal days so... yeah...

bsharp
December 2nd, 2008, 04:02 AM
I usually listen to heavier stuff, but I went to Atlanta (3-4 hour drive) to see Dark Tranquillity back in the summer and this local band named Eclipsed by Sanity played that were really good.

http://www.myspace.com/eclipsedbysanity

Another (signed) band from Greece named Firewind from the same show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XmqYqy3d3E

And why not go ahead and throw in some Swedish power metal?

Dream Evil:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wexCOLyg9RQ

screaminj3sus
December 2nd, 2008, 04:10 AM
what do guns n roses and ac/dc classify as...so i can find more music like them more specifically (dont say classic rock)

Hard Rock

@ twitch AC/DC is NOT southern rock...lol

Guns N' Roses is hard rock/ sleaze rock (I listen to tons of hair metal and gnr are NOT hair metal)

If you are looking for bands similar to ac/dc have you checked out airbourne? very similar to ac/dc you would like them. You should try out using sites like last.fm and pandora to find similar music to artists you like. Pretty much all of my more obscure music I discovered using those.

You should also check out slash's snakepit, slash is the guitarist (obviously) it's a bit different from gnr but there are really good.


i think people should listen to Appitite for Destruction again...and skip welcome to the jungle, paradise city, and sweet child o mine...there are songs there that have fallen into oblivion that are really good

definitely man, every song is great. I love "Mr. Brownstone" "It's So Easy" and "Nightrain"

I think the Use Your illusion album is very under appreciated too. Some great stuff, coma is my absolute favorite gnr song.

I'm not really digging Chinese democracy so far though.. so far I like Shacklers revenge and chinese democracy but the others seem "meh"

BugenhagenXIII
December 2nd, 2008, 04:54 AM
Kayo Dot

Toby Driver's (the main guy in Kayo Dot) mom was my latin teacher for four years. That and his music is pretty awesome. You should check out Maudlin of the Well, if you can find any of their stuff, anywhere. It's his band before Kayo Dot.

As for my contribution, sunn o))) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtnG6EHh1N4

Kingsley
December 2nd, 2008, 04:58 AM
Ngozi Chukwu!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dATK07z9lSo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YMeJrH8-gQ

kaldor
December 2nd, 2008, 06:09 AM
Epidemia - Power metal band from Russia
Korpiklaani - Folk metal from Finland
Tr - Folk metal from the Faroes

RiceMonster
December 2nd, 2008, 06:27 AM
AC/DC is southern rock.

Although many just put them as hard rock.

I don't see how they're southern rock. Southern Rock is rock with country and western elements. I don't hear any of that in AC/DC.


Korpiklaani - Folk metal from Finland

Happy Little Boozer is an awesome drinking song.

MysticEdge
December 2nd, 2008, 07:03 AM
Let us not descent into critiquing whether or not someone else's suggested artists fit your personal standards of being "obscure".

As far as the genre talk goes, I personally think genre's are killing music. Sad day when someone who claims to love music, dislikes(and criticizes) just as much music, if not more, than they love.

Still, back on topic.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kill Paradise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSZA-gCuvR0&feature=related (Local electronic artist I met in Denver when I lived there, very passionate person with a great ear for harmonics. Fairly unknown to my knowledge. Sounds similar to hellogoodbye and Owl City)

Maloko http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SonUW_yEMWw (I believe with their latest release they are gaining more popularity, but they are nonetheless a very genre-bending band, and this is just a great song)

The Beta Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsbR2dEmHGc (A nice chill song from a talented, albeit esoteric artist.)

The Manchester Orchestra http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4orCW0rKuAo (Saw them twice live, very committed to what they are singing.)

frankleeee
December 2nd, 2008, 07:14 AM
Any fans of Sun-Ra here?

Saw him live twice with the pyramids hats and all. His sax player John Gilmore was influential on John Coltrane and all the rest of us sax players.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gilmore_(musician)
Space is the place.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-526439831992177920

Rokurosv
December 2nd, 2008, 07:19 AM
Foals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGrZkUQ6_r8
MSTRKRFT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEfKBEWGQwg
Boys Noize: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr_eBQzezcQ
Dragonette: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GuTlNlTb08
Uffie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PYzwdbbgF8
Dj Mehdi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp7EgQwsfEI
3Oh!3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdB3Oyd5HtU

Dunno about other people but most people I know don't know these groups/artists

abhilashm86
December 2nd, 2008, 07:23 AM
hey check out poets of fall latest album revolution roulette,its awesome...........:guitar:

abhilashm86
December 2nd, 2008, 07:24 AM
hey any fans of poets of fall here????????

RiceMonster
December 2nd, 2008, 07:39 AM
As far as the genre talk goes, I personally think genre's are killing music. Sad day when someone who claims to love music, dislikes(and criticizes) just as much music, if not more, than they love.

That's someone's own fault for rejecting an entire genre of music. Genre's, in my view are a good thing. They help me find new bands when I'm looking for, and give me a general idea of what something's going to sound like before I check them out. I find most people reject genre's because they're offended because somebody corrected them (not directing that at you).

MikeTheC
December 2nd, 2008, 07:49 AM
Sam Pacetti (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqomZnnTlas) and Acoustic Eidolon (http://www.acousticeidolon.com/frameset.html) are two of my all-time favorites. I've had the privilege of seeing them live, so I can assure you there is nothing "studio made" about them whatsoever.

Piraja
December 2nd, 2008, 07:50 AM
Southern Rock [...]. I don't hear any of that in AC/DC.
But they come from Down Under! That's almost as south as you can get, except for the Highway to ... where Tasmanian Devils dwell.

I wouldn't take genre talk too seriously, anyway. And I hope no one was offended by my Mark Knopfler comment.

Cheers,

Piraja a.k.a. PirtePiraja (http://www.last.fm/user/PirtePiraja)

Twitch6000
December 2nd, 2008, 08:25 PM
But they come from Down Under! That's almost as south as you can get, except for the Highway to ... where Tasmanian Devils dwell.

I wouldn't take genre talk too seriously, anyway. And I hope no one was offended by my Mark Knopfler comment.

Cheers,

Piraja a.k.a. PirtePiraja (http://www.last.fm/user/PirtePiraja)
Okay that was funny.

I mistaken Southern rock for something else I cannot place my finger on now...

Anyways AC/DC is not just Hard Rock as they have traits of something else.

Also as to the genre talk,they are important(well the ones that are real...)

I mean really look at the 80's for god sakes lol.

Some music makes about 75% of some sub cultures like Punk,Emo,Metalhead(well... 100% for metalhead lol),and many others.

My main point is music gernes ever since the 80's have made their mark on people.(or should I say with people?)

So saying omg Disturbed is Heavy Metal would be incorrect as hell and a metalhead would know this.

Or saying The Cockney Rejects is pop would be wrong and look stupid lol. As They are Punk and more or less Hardcore Punk.

Piraja
December 3rd, 2008, 08:43 AM
I mistaken Southern rock for something else I cannot place my finger on now... [...] I mean really look at the 80's for god sakes lol.
Yeah, I see the point, you're right. AC/DC called themselves, or rather their genre, "Power Rock" back in the eighties, I think.

Actually the thing about genres is that when something comes up that you cannot lay your finger on, it's fun to invent a new genre, something unheard-of.

Most of my last.fm (http://www.last.fm/user/PirtePiraja) playlist/profile/favourites consist of "free jazz", and I'm very willing to accept that qualification, because it's a good one.

However, when you rip a cd (with abcde (http://lly.org/~rcw/abcde/page/) for example) you sometimes get funny genres. E.g. "newage" puzzles me: isn't "New Age" some sort of genre of yuppie religion(s)... And Led Zeppelin is often tagged as "folk" (well, yeah, it's as much "folk" as its "heavy metal").

rudihawk
December 3rd, 2008, 09:17 AM
Well not many people know South African bands/artists, here are some of the better ones:

Prime Circle
Just Jinjer
Fokofpolisiekar - Afrikaans Rock
Mandoza - Kwaito
Flat Stanley
Sprinbok Nude Girls
Louise Carver

The Parlotones - just pure awesome. - check them out on lastfm
Love Jones - also pretty good

and I just have to say this SEETHER - is south african whoop whoop!

Giant Speck
December 3rd, 2008, 09:26 AM
I just have to say this SEETHER - is south african whoop whoop!

Seether is pretty good, although some of their new stuff is starting to sound a lot like Nickelback, which I absolutely hate.

rudihawk
December 3rd, 2008, 09:49 AM
Seether is pretty good, although some of their new stuff is starting to sound a lot like Nickelback, which I absolutely hate.

That is true, I don't particuluarly like their new album(Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces), I prefer Karma And Effect as well as Disclaimer:KS

madverb
December 3rd, 2008, 10:41 AM
In the Ayer by Flo Rida

This song rocks (even though its mainstream hip hop).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DsyZdeFjug
You really need to expand your listening...

Hiphop:
Oh No
Brother Ali
Cyne
Pigeon John (Funnest Hiphop Ever)
El Da Sensei
Apathy
Murs
Ohmega Watts
Hilltop Hoods (Aussie)
The Herd (Aussie)

Soul:
Citizen Cope
Aloe Blacc
Cody Chesnutt

Other:
The Grates
Angus & Julia Stone
Gotye
The Mess Hall
Emiliana Torrini
The Dresden Dolls

http://www.last.fm/user/simplexion

SushiR
December 3rd, 2008, 11:15 AM
Knucklebone Oscar (rockabilly from Finland): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqlw6-3iJ2E

31knots (experimental indie-rock-something): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx6KoC5WVaI

These Arms Are Snakes (post hardcore): http://www.myspace.com/thesearmsaresnakes

Heavy Trash (rockabilly/psychobilly): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JedkD2XekmE

Trophy Scars (post hardcore): The Album "Alphabet. Alphabets." is just ******* awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl-oMirukQI

The Number Twelve Looks Like You (stresscore): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2jD-Cnlzwk

Enjoy!

(If you speak german and/or need some inspiration, take a look at my review blog: http://schallwelle.filzo.de/)

frankleeee
December 6th, 2008, 10:36 AM
KTU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXgssoTVgJo
Trey Gunn on guitar a king Crimson alumni, Pat Mastelotto on drums also plays with Crimson check out the unusual use of the accordion by Kimme Pohjanen

dannytatom
December 6th, 2008, 10:44 AM
I'm not so sure not many people have heard of these bands, but this is what last.fm says I listen to the most (in order):

Sigur Rs
The Sound of Animals Fighting
Boards of Canada
Explosions in the Sky
Isis
Azure Ray
The Paper Chase
Big Moe
Patrick Watson
God is an Astronaut
The Flashbulb
The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Yuriko
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Mortal Treason
Circle Takes the Square
Z-Ro
Anthony Green


I'd say I got a pretty diverse taste in music. :o

bomanizer
December 6th, 2008, 12:50 PM
I'm gonna list my favorite Finnish bands (excluding Nightwish, CoB and the like).

- Tarot
- Stone
- Suburban Tribe
- Kingston Wall
- Amorphis
- Machine Men
- Kyyria

Phreaker
December 6th, 2008, 12:59 PM
Therion

sunoccard
December 6th, 2008, 03:21 PM
bands never heard of,
terra and enigma is the only ones i can think of

mdsmedia
December 6th, 2008, 03:28 PM
The Beatles.

If you haven't heard of them, you probably will. ;)

liamnixon
February 12th, 2009, 05:50 PM
Harvey Milk (http://myspace.com/harveymilk), totally! The band that makes me glad to be from Georgia! :guitar:

Sorivenul
February 12th, 2009, 06:02 PM
Harvey Milk (http://myspace.com/harveymilk), totally! The band that makes me glad to be from Georgia! :guitar:
hope for agoldensummer (http://www.hopeforagoldensummer.com/) is another great act from Georgia.

RATM_Owns
February 12th, 2009, 11:21 PM
The Answer.
And before Guitar Hero, Rage Against the Machine and Tool.

deadlines
February 12th, 2009, 11:28 PM
K.M.D. - Kausing Much Damage

Since so many of the kids on here like to have neat and precise labels for everything, you can classify this as underground hip-hop. Whatever you choose to call it, these guys rocked. This is the band that incubated the legendary MF DOOM (Daniel Dumile), if you listen to hip-hop that should be a, "nuff said" moment for you right there.

Check 'em out, you won't regret it. The true brains behind these early productions was the late Subroc, also known as, "The Hip-hop Hendrix" (he was Daniel Dumile's brother.)

Seaco
February 13th, 2009, 01:32 AM
well i have to say silence 4, how much i love their songs
this band its now extinct, but the lead singer wen solo and haves great songs

Silence 4 - borrow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgjQWcTM5Uo&

Silence 4 - little respect (cover) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuSgc68t1ZM&feature=related

silence 4 - only pain is real (excellent) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY_v6U7MW5E

Silence 4 - my friends (this one is my favorite) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b9ZA7Q9a70&

the lead singer

David Fonseca - kiss me, oh kiss me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTVQCrTjqKY

David Fonseca - Someone that cannot love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KONQcrU9LnI&

Hope you like it