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knyfeknerd
06-06-2013, 10:16 AM
We all have our favorite bands/artists that nobody else(like friends) appreciate or understand.
Introduce me to something new, weird or funky that you hold dear. I'm into all types of music except for "new" country and pop-crap. I used to love hip-hop/rap too, but most everything that comes out now is God-awful!

Here's a few of mine:
Pinback
San Diego's finest. I love every song by these guys. Super mellow and chill. I describe it as musical Valium.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h9QFXviJ2E

Band of Horses
Great stuff. Pretty mellow too. A majority of their stuff is in the "baby makin' music" vein, but is good listening if you're driving.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh8OTO4wSMs

Atmosphere
If you like hip-hop and have a brain, this guy is the shiznit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMBMgxUw6YQ

Built to Spill
guitar driven alternative rock. If you like Dinosaur Jr, you'll love these guys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRFOjLIl7G0

Thanks, I can't wait to hear what weird stuff you listen too....

knyfeknerd
06-06-2013, 10:17 AM
I figgered it out

Kyle
06-06-2013, 10:39 AM
Cheap Girls

They got the whole 90s guitar driven alt rock thing going on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mIP_kjJeNs

Big Eyes

Female vocals, crunchy guitars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx6WrJSTvYg

Marked Men


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJG1HE6_aYo

daveb
06-06-2013, 11:32 AM
I don't know crap about music but I like the new avatar. Retired the Paula Dean puppet?

mr drinky
06-06-2013, 12:25 PM
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Gogol Bordello. They are coming out with a new album, but this song is from their last one. It is hard to describe Gogol Bordello, they are kind of a mix of immigrant gypsy cabaret punk.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3hwPiHosFY

Another artist I has been liking is Chuck Regan. If you are interested in what a punk rocker sounds like when he converts to alt/folk/country he is it. Geraldine is one of my favorites. He also sings under the name Rumbleseat.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsmAULca8a4

John Grant has a great voice.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0l5vyj0SXY

If you have gotten a little weary of Mumford and Sons, Matthew and the Atlas has a similar yet fresher folksy sound.


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

I love Shearwater's Animal Life


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv7z-uyMeRc

Pennywise's version of Stand by Me is pretty different and fun. Note: at 1:30 it changes beat and lyrics are a bit explicit.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ1ajf4cDlA

Andrew Bird stuff. Privateers is the video, but Scythian Empires and a host of other songs are awesome too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spad-NyE2HU

This cover by Tracy Thorn and Jens Lekman is awesome, but the wife won't like it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yV8Ull5Vz4

Alkaline Trio's acoustic version of Over and Out is cool.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAEQgt_xgt4

Last one, Saint Judes Infirmary's Goodbye Jack Vetrianno is one of my favorite songs of all time.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kREy2dbq1Ks

k.

Salty dog
06-06-2013, 12:55 PM
My Homey, Big C. (Big dude with the glasses)


http://youtu.be/_JoAMsXeu1g

Burl Source
06-06-2013, 01:52 PM
http://youtu.be/6bLOjmY--TA

http://youtu.be/BYE4CVhVkhw

http://youtu.be/aQy5vKAaTuA

http://youtu.be/I1wg1DNHbNU

http://youtu.be/JQpghrLEYyE

Korin_Mari
06-06-2013, 01:59 PM
+1 for Andrew Bird. :)

knyfeknerd
06-06-2013, 02:20 PM
Some oldies
Screaming Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends
British rocker, this album features Jimmy Page(produced by Page too), Jeff Beck, Jon Bonham, Noel Redding and Nicky Hopkins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1x6fkK4lKE

Bill13
06-06-2013, 02:20 PM
I like female vocalist so I have to mention Tift Merritt, Kim Richey, and Patty Griffin. They all have a bit alt. rock country to them.

Umphrey McGee - a free form rock band.

+1 the Talking Heads. Their Brick box set in surround sound is amazing!!

+! Oingo Boingo Could anyone get away with a song titled "I like Little Girls" anymore? Their live album is pretty good.

Burl Source
06-06-2013, 02:21 PM
http://youtu.be/AEYN5w4T_aM

http://youtu.be/g4-2onb62y8

Saw these guys several years ago at Hell's Kitchen.

http://youtu.be/CdhqVtpR2ts

Kyle
06-06-2013, 02:27 PM
Mr. Drinky, you have great taste in music. I love Chuck Ragan; I've seen his band Hot Water Music over 20 times, including the time I flew to Florida to see their first reunion show back in 2008. I've also seen Chuck Ragan solo countless times. I used to see him all the time when he and his wife lived in LA and he was just getting the solo stuff going.

jayhay
06-06-2013, 04:15 PM
Got some here for you, hope you enjoy 'em. I think Theory might like these if he see this :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj4csT4eviU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pVHC1DXQ7U


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHfWY0is3rE

Zwiefel
06-06-2013, 04:41 PM
Lots of intersting stuff here...my Amazon music wishlist just got bigger.

Here are some of my favorite underappreciated/obscure songs/bands.

Aquabats...just a bunch of goofy colleges guys having a lot of fun making ska-fusion music...one of their classics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIqLz6LqMsU

The Violent Femmes seem to be a rather underrated group, particularly for their work after the debut album. Here is a nice satrical piece from their sophmore effort, with video from a film school project:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwj5_SNWYc8

Not sure what category this guy falls in...but he's having a lot of fun making music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0xWLahk86I

Can't miss Judge Dread...the first non-Jamaican to have a reggae hit in Jamaica...and the most banned musical artist of all time...warning: HIGHLY suggestive lyrics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Tfxw21k5k

A bit of Leonard Nimoy speaking the Desiderata:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOX8YYK9Ln8

A bit of pre-nerdcore...M.C. Hawking doing "Entropy":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bueZoYhUlg

A bit of sarcastic ska fusion from the Bay Area:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVKXuepj2UM

Of course there is the j-Pop surf music fusion of the 5, 6, 7, 8's...made famous by the Kill Bill scene with the Crazy 88's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DJv0rx5g-c

Apocalyptica...the chello quartet that covers metal songs, here is Metallica's Fade To Black:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x97f-_y93a0

Which of course brings up Iron Horse...bluegrass cover band...here is their version of Fade To Black:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na5CNNXeuRU

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour...kind of euro-pop? This particular song came to my attention a Heineken commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5h-LAvQDCQ

This is, to me at least, techno type music...one of the few that I like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3i_AuNqTfU

The Breeders are another band that had a couple of big hits but seem to be generally underrated, here's a nice track from their Title TK album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2QvjCrDhJ8

One of the best of the "southern rapp" genre, Bubba Sparxxx:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBnyDChSTy4

Another under appreciated band, Cake, from their debut album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUYh9z2efHY

The absolutely brilliant combo of Shakti and John Mclaughlin doing a fusion of acoutic jazz and traditional Indian classical music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z49

One of the founders of ska, Desmon Dekker:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MikKkosT-O4

I'm going to stop scanning my collection now... :)

If you enjoy any of these, I probably have more like it...

GlassEye
06-07-2013, 12:32 AM
The Jason Domnarski Trio:
http://jasondomnarski.bandcamp.com/album/here-and-there

And the track that made me a fan:
http://jasondomnarski.bandcamp.com/track/g-unit

ecchef
06-07-2013, 03:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9RAbi2xEvo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5svIHnv3gxk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dvdPgaVCgI

scotchef38
06-07-2013, 07:42 AM
There is a british band called King Blank that I love but their stuff is hard to find.

wellminded1
06-07-2013, 12:13 PM
Some canadian hip hop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL9rZF4Z7Lk
one of my favorite tracks ever, before Kanye became KANYE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mco3xpXfnsU
some home town talent
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JYzp7wKhGQ

WillC
06-07-2013, 12:38 PM
How about some Gorkys Zygotic Mynci:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1FltwTC8Uk

Don Nguyen
06-07-2013, 04:38 PM
Some of the best instrumentalists here:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkL6hwj91UM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mYEwFGa7u0

xdrewsiferx
06-11-2013, 07:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJwo6bMKBaw

Zwiefel
06-11-2013, 07:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJwo6bMKBaw

thats interesting....thanks for the share Drew!

xdrewsiferx
06-11-2013, 07:57 PM
Its Finnish Folk Metal :D

Zwiefel
06-11-2013, 08:01 PM
Its Finnish Folk Metal :D

I was just digging into that...didn't know there was such a thing...and I love folk and metal, so...winning!

jimbob
06-11-2013, 08:37 PM
Good thread. Being a bit of a muso, it's a good way to get know you all a bit more. I have a broad taste but ill post some kiwi tunes when I get time! :)

stevenStefano
06-11-2013, 08:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_-M4XCLEcQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqB4YPcacdo

Zwiefel
06-11-2013, 08:57 PM
Good thread. Being a bit of a muso, it's a good way to get know you all a bit more. I have a broad taste but ill post some kiwi tunes when I get time! :)

"Kiwi tunes? that's a thing?" he asked excitedly.

Haggises
06-11-2013, 08:59 PM
I don't always listen to Finnish Folk Metal, but when I do......
Actually, I really liked that.

The Sisters of Mercy, Valentine, from early 80s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23m3YYlYJac
More recent, Rasputina, like Apocalyptica use of cellos rather than guitars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0mPVQEdQHU

Mike9
06-11-2013, 09:01 PM
Lets see - original Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, Ornett Coleman, Sun Ra, Sonny Sharrock, Harry Partch - I will think of more don't worry.

K-Fed
06-11-2013, 09:07 PM
Seen Gogol bordello live at a very small venue. Increadible live show.

xdrewsiferx
06-11-2013, 09:11 PM
One of my dream shows would be Gogol and Flogging Molly.

I have seen both a number of times but together would be amazing! Kinda like when I saw NIN, Manson, and Bowie all at the same venue... man what a show.

Last time I saw Flogging Molly my wife was 9 months preggo, so I guess it could be considered my daughters first show :P

Jmadams13
06-11-2013, 09:21 PM
I saw Gogol with MCR under the Brooklyn bridge. First time I saw/heard them. It was awesome. Been hooked ever since.

K-Fed
06-11-2013, 09:27 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UEZA9hrJWKI

K-Fed
06-11-2013, 10:36 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S35URl6GJZE
Been to the g3 tour 4 times... Vai still blows my mind.

GlassEye
06-12-2013, 12:45 AM
What I have bee listening to this week:
Marius Neset:
http://editionrecords.bandcamp.com/album/birds

Lake:
http://laketheband.bandcamp.com/album/giving-receiving

Whalebreath
06-12-2013, 01:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0zLy2VB90A&list=AL94UKMTqg-9Ad7kPy3Lefchl92ACDZstK

shaneg
06-12-2013, 02:48 AM
Some kiwi tunes.

Kora

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhK09XlajUU
Shapeshifter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Yx8VZvz1M

toddnmd
06-12-2013, 11:14 AM
Nice thread. I'm gonna have to check a bunch of these out.

Already mentioned are Kim Richey, Andrew Bird, and Umphrey's McGee--agree with all three.

Josh Joplin Group (Useful Music has a lot of good songs, here's one):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGpGb4VAw7c

toddnmd
06-12-2013, 11:25 AM
It's a little hard to decide what's "obscure." But here are some others that I find a lot of folks don't know.

Jake Shimabukuro "Bohemian Rhapsody" on ukulele (perhaps not that obscure)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB3RbO7updc

The Necks (this is almost an hour long . . .)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaTyHFo3kns

Gjallarhorn - I Riden Sĺ (Ye Ride So Carefully)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPR56PXiLqY

Chris Smither "I Am the Ride"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-xzD6wCiXs

dough
06-12-2013, 01:30 PM
Some of the best instrumentalists here:


i love this group of people... meaning you guys. such differing taste and people dont seem so closed in... for instance you dont say i love metal screw ska.
Hiromi is such a talent but beyond that she is really progressing as a teacher/band leader and writer.
still liked dave with screaming headless torsos.
this is screaming headless torsos in their hayday

http://youtu.be/FAKhafsFslE

anywho don ill share a few of my favorite instrument players... hopefully the op will find some interest.

Felix Pastorius
Jaco must be proud.

http://youtu.be/3vtE0tj8IzQ

Esperanza Spalding

http://youtu.be/s2wlZV6iap4
I wish I got to talk to her more... Im sure thats how everyone feels about her though.

Johnny Vidacovich
If you like new orleans.

http://youtu.be/OnKB0UYtXZc?t=5m35s

Christian Lindberg
If you like trombone

http://youtu.be/Ohhrk9JX5T0

Bela Fleck
who doesnt love banjo

http://youtu.be/4sYgllgF7lc

Gregoire Maret
harmonica

http://youtu.be/IDNKSmDGHzw?t=2m40s

Adam Deitch
drummer

http://youtu.be/m7nVlAUj3ik

laura mvula
i wont put a link check her on youtube

Slypig5000
06-12-2013, 01:51 PM
some home town flavor, In no real order...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgSLjlF4Qms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe786nqgkF8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz47SXpbYdw

dough
06-12-2013, 01:51 PM
sorry one more

Mike Keneally
I only learned of him from seeing him play with Vai then learned he was in zappas band but he is 60 and probably better then ever.

http://youtu.be/hEtZpLk1jjc

mr drinky
06-12-2013, 02:48 PM
For some foreign music here are some of my recs.

French. Les Ogres de Barback. Here are a couple of examples.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGgScf8tm3w


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnQQOyhvyQ4

French. Les Petites Bourresttes. I love the song On Rigolera.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nKMB0WyH4E

I also like Tętes Raides. They and Les Ogres perform together a lot I believe. This is one of my favorites.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOSonZJpk68


And if you want Serbian Gypsy music, Šaban Bajramović (Шабан Бајрамовић) is a legend -- probably one of the most influential Roma singers.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsiKLk7Kt84

k.

Lucretia
06-12-2013, 06:55 PM
Flim and the BBs:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7l8B-Uaur8

Or Billy Barber without Flim:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ2lODNh9j8


Saffire--the Uppity Blues Women


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7UIegj-TzE

panda
06-15-2013, 10:38 PM
this one gets me pumped http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWigCggVv2Y

Don Nguyen
06-18-2013, 02:32 PM
i love this group of people... meaning you guys. such differing taste and people dont seem so closed in... for instance you dont say i love metal screw ska.
Hiromi is such a talent but beyond that she is really progressing as a teacher/band leader and writer.


Man those are great. Esperanza has gotta be one of the most talented people I've seen out there. Maybe that might be the wrong wording, depending on how to define talent, but it just doesn't seem like it would be possible for most people to have such finesse and fluidity with an instrument. The way she sings and plays simultaneously is outrageous.

I think you'll really enjoy this one. It's possibly my favorite song from Dave Matthews, as I don't like most of his other stuff, but something about this one song is fantastic. Seems every jam of it is just special. He's got one with Victor Wooten too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G1g0cO0ouA

dough
06-21-2013, 10:23 PM
nice choice don. performances like that lead to jeff coffin being invited to join the band when dave's sax player passed away.

futureman always blows my mind he is in the running for being one of the strangest yet talented guys out there.

also imo esperanza is in the same boat as christian mcbride talent wise. once your that good its hard to argue who is better just becomes a matter of taste.

mr drinky
07-03-2013, 09:12 PM
I've been listening to Les Cowboys Fringants all day.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3E7_pLykDw

Another French group.

k.

scotchef38
07-04-2013, 06:16 AM
This is friends old band,they have just reissued 2 albums and can be found on spotify and i tunes.Never really got the praise they deserved.
http://m.youtube.com/?reload=7&rdm=04a5#/artist/ac-acoustics?&desktop_uri=%2Fartist%2Fac-acoustics

ecchef
07-04-2013, 10:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdEAccE7BMs

ecchef
07-04-2013, 10:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-gGx_cKnFo

ecchef
07-06-2013, 11:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLLolHS9oag
This was our 'code' at my last stateside gig.
When a party was finishing up, my dish crew would put this on and magically cold Coronas and shots of Patron would appear!
:angel2:

ecchef
07-11-2013, 11:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kduXWqn5_FM

Chuckles
07-14-2013, 01:37 PM
The original post featured Atmosphere. Is he famous? I didn't realize anyone outside Minneapolis knew who he was.

knyfeknerd
07-14-2013, 02:36 PM
The original post featured Atmosphere. Is he famous? I didn't realize anyone outside Minneapolis knew who he was.
People should know who he is!
He's got more lyrical talent in his turds than Kanye West has in his entire catalogue.

brainsausage
07-14-2013, 03:05 PM
Stuff I've been into lately: Deerhunter, We are Wolves, Kaito, Tame Impala.

Stuff I'm always into: J-Dilla, Lootpack, The Kills, Madlib, Electric Wizard, Mf Doom, The Pixies, Mike Patton projects(Faith No More, Fantomas, Tomahawk, Mr. Bungle, etc.)

There's a sampling of all of the above available on Spotify, btw...

ChuckTheButcher
07-14-2013, 04:40 PM
I love the RamJam video. Reminds me of a family reunion.

jayhay
07-16-2013, 08:52 PM
Win? But for real, this is good.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uee_mcxvrw

Drum N Baste
07-17-2013, 01:22 AM
What are this? A music thread?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xsoCki4pTk


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

Talim
07-17-2013, 02:34 AM
Daniel Johnston

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICLXH8wdXhk

Dir En Grey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWQudjazE0o

apicius9
07-18-2013, 04:13 AM
Here is one: a bit older but obscure and catching at the same time. Although, Daddy Yo Yo may disagree - these guys are Austrian (the one with the Alps, not the kangaroos ;) ).


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6GOCl6K8nJc

Stefan

TamanegiKin
07-25-2013, 06:15 AM
Apologies, I can't seem to figure out how to embed video from my phone.
Son Jarocho is always a great listen.

http://youtu.be/cDqGs2jtFHc
http://youtu.be/KDNWGhuwdm4

stereo.pete
07-25-2013, 06:17 PM
Check out Margot and the Nuclear So and So's
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AovtZ1Zxdw

mr drinky
08-13-2013, 12:32 PM
So for those not familiar with my avatar, here is another one.

k.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Wwj3svOlJwg

Don Nguyen
08-13-2013, 01:19 PM
http://youtu.be/nwAuLszbu68?t=45m20s

Zwiefel
08-13-2013, 10:28 PM
I'm really coming around on Gogol Bordello....I think I'm going to have to buy some CDs.

mr drinky
10-29-2013, 12:39 AM
I thought this was interesting. It is a new band (I presume) called San Fermin. This is off their first album.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4ts5vdhP3o

k.