## Bands you've never heard of (but should have)

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Some Friggin Guy
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### Bands you've never heard of (but should have)

I think we all have seen a concert some up and coming band has put on. You know, the bands that don't have a "name" yet, but you think they will at some point. (This is not to be confused with Phish, who were regularly booed off stage in WInnoski, Vermont by yours truly, my brother and just about everyone else in the bars they played at.)

I decided to start a thread where you all can tell the world (or at least, the few dozen people currently in membership here) about these bands, so we know what to look for in a few years.

I'll start. First, There's The Ease. These guys rock in a way that no band in recent memory has. I'm good friends with the lead singer/guitarist after having caught a few of their shows. The best way to describe their music is U2 meets the Cure in a dark alley, the two get really confused and wind up bitch-slapping the Beach Boys for a while. They are originally from Boston, but for some reason or another, moved down here to Nashville. You can expect great things from them.

Second, on a more humorous level, there is The Sponge Awareness Foundation. These guys (also good friends of mine) can only be described as...ummm...not members of British Parliment. They have been on national radio (Dr. Demento.) and they have songs with titles like "Greg Brady Wants me Dead" and "Everyone I Knew in Junior High Moved in Across the Hall". They have a great deal of talent, and a truly odd sense of humor. On a side note, the lead singer for SAF has been on nation television TWICE to showcase his skill at juggling Spam.

Got any up and coming bands (or your own band, for that matter)? Let's hear about them.

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Altered State. Their first, self titled CD was good, but their second, "Dos" (pronounced "dose") was one of the best albums of the 1990's.

If seen many copies in used CD stores. Usuallu for $2 or$3.

Their website keeps hinting of a reunion, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Evolver wrote:Altered State. Their first, self titled CD was good, but their second, "Dos" (pronounced "dose") was one of the best albums of the 1990's.

If seen many copies in used CD stores. Usuallu for $2 or$3.

Their website keeps hinting of a reunion, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
I have their first album. Aside from the #2 track, "Ghost beside my bed" I haven't listened to it in many years because I remember everything else sucking rather badly. Perhaps I will give it another shot on your recommendation, evolver. And maybe even "Dos."
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Loon wrote:
Evolver wrote:Altered State. Their first, self titled CD was good, but their second, "Dos" (pronounced "dose") was one of the best albums of the 1990's.

If seen many copies in used CD stores. Usuallu for $2 or$3.

Their website keeps hinting of a reunion, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
I have their first album. Aside from the #2 track, "Ghost beside my bed" I haven't listened to it in many years because I remember everything else sucking rather badly. Perhaps I will give it another shot on your recommendation, evolver. And maybe even "Dos."
I didn't particularly care for the first, until I heard "Dos". It made me appreciate the first album more than I did originally. But "Dos" just plain kicks ass. Try it. Half.com has it for \$.75 (plus shipping). What's to lose?
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Geronimo Black. Keep your eyes on these guys. The keyboard player is incredible.

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Sundog wrote:Geronimo Black. Keep your eyes on these guys. The keyboard player is incredible.
I've heard of 'em.

I have an LP and a CD. Probably from before that incredible (and humble) keyboard player was in the band.
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Evolver wrote:
Sundog wrote:Geronimo Black. Keep your eyes on these guys. The keyboard player is incredible.
I've heard of 'em.

I have an LP and a CD. Probably from before that incredible (and humble) keyboard player was in the band.
He's incredibly humble. That's part of what makes him so incredible.

This is "Geronimo Black: The Next Generation".

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Sundog wrote:
Evolver wrote:
Sundog wrote:Geronimo Black. Keep your eyes on these guys. The keyboard player is incredible.
I've heard of 'em.

I have an LP and a CD. Probably from before that incredible (and humble) keyboard player was in the band.
He's incredibly humble. That's part of what makes him so incredible.

This is "Geronimo Black: The Next Generation".
As I stated in TOP, let me know when you have a CD available. Or if you ever play in New England.
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http://www.enterthehaggis.com/i Enter the haggis played at our big multicultural festival last year and had the crowd at the Scottish pavillion rocking and body surfing. Kick Ass celtic music.

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### Re: Bands you've never heard of (but should have)

Some Friggin Guy wrote:
Second, on a more humorous level, there is The Sponge Awareness Foundation. These guys (also good friends of mine) can only be described as...ummm...not members of British Parliment. They have been on national radio (Dr. Demento.) and they have songs with titles like "Greg Brady Wants me Dead" and "Everyone I Knew in Junior High Moved in Across the Hall". They have a great deal of talent, and a truly odd sense of humor. On a side note, the lead singer for SAF has been on nation television TWICE to showcase his skill at juggling Spam.

Got any up and coming bands (or your own band, for that matter)? Let's hear about them.
I saw the SAF about 10 years ago at U-Mass. They one the battle of the bands thingee by playing all the school house rock songs. What's that other song I remember, I think it was Johnny Censorship.
"You can burn the bill of rights,
but you better not mess with the stars and stripes."

They still play out around here. rarely, I believe.
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My obligatory Guided by Voices plug. Their last album came out today, and the last tour begins September 9th.
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Burn Witch Burn an odd little band formed by former Dead Milkman Rodney Anonymous. WIth his own creepy, aggressive voice and the haunting voice of his wife, Vienna, they had a tiny splash on the college radio scene.

Sadly, Rodney got a new job and had no more time to work with BWB. He put the groups first album up on his site website for free.

http://www.rodneyanonymous.com/listen/bwb/bwb.html

Incidently, Rodney seems to be a fan of James Randi. Mentioning the man on his blog at http://www.rodneyanonymous.com in a rant about Sylvian Brown. Apparently, Rodney will be interviewing Randi as well. Kewl.
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There's these four guys from Liverpool called The Beatles (sp?). Catchy stuff.