Your favorite pop/indie/alternative bands?

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  1. 2 Headed Goat

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    Sadly, Shawn Smith passed earlier this year. Epic musician and vocalist right up there with Chris Cornell, Andrew Wood and Eddie Vedder IMB... RIP Shawn.
     
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    As for pop rock or soft punk rock ill go with Blink 182
     
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    I never saw PWEI back in the 90s but they toured here last year and it was a great show. There was no Clint unfortunately, but the lineup was still strong. They had a live drummer who nailed everything. The encore was Their Law and when the guitar dropped into the second riff a few minutes in, it was perfect...just huuuuuge sounding. NiN are great too (although I was always more of a Ministry fan, at least when Paul was in the band).
     
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    Love Redd Kross. Check out Researching the Blues, their release from 2012... Includes this gem -

     
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    Dilly Dally by a really really large margin. love them. so much.

     
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    Bummer, I didn't know that. I noticed they had played a few gigs about a year ago that were uploaded on Youtube. Think they might have had a new album out.
    I liked his voice and loved that whole interiors album, way too young to go. RIP.
     
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  8. cyclopean

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    get out of the house more! there's so much good stuff coming out.

    check out this doug tuttle video:
     
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    this band was solid when i saw them a few months ago:
     
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    Any Cotton Jones/Cotton Jones Basket Ride fans?


     
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    Oh, right there with you. I'm 50. Totally love a lot of 70s-80s stuff like this. I just...I dunno, when I hear "indie" and "alt" my mind just goes to the 1990s. And I don't mean that in a bad way. But I went with that in my first response because if I had gone back farther I'd still me typing the list.
     
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    Once again, Wipers fit the bill nicely.
     
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    I was part of the scene the Lips came up in. I saw some of their first shows in 1982, 83 and saw them a hundred more times (at least) up through 2000. I moved, they got more famous and I've lost touch with them, but always an interesting group. Wayne is one of the most creative people I've ever known, and Steve Drozd (who came into the band about a decade into their existence) is one of the most incredible all-around musicians I've ever known.
     
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    Fishbone
    Primus
    XTC
    David Sylvian
    Minus The Bear
    This Town Needs Guns
    Owls
    Meat Puppets (especially 80's Meat Puppets)
     
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    I'll second about 90% of the bands mentioned here... your best bet is to get a subscription to Sirius XMU and let it run.

    I will say that while I prefer the darker, moodier stuff (Smiths, EATBM, Chameleons UK, etc.), I was absolutely blown away by the power pop that is The Beths. Saw them in Boston recently with Bad Bad Hats and they were just amazing. Like, amazing. The harmonies, the songs, everything. The album is a full-runner... end to end.

    Wife and I have tix to see the J. Mascis/Kurt Vile double bill later this month... will report back.
     
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    Oh yeah, the Dandy Warhols

     
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    Nada Surf





     
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    I'm a really big fan of Say Anything. ESPECIALLY, their debut album Is a Real Boy. They fool around a bit stylistically, so while plenty of it is fairly standard for what you might expect of their kind of alt-pop-punk ilk, they do some neat stuff outside of that. Also has killer writing and some really decent guitar riffage. It's also a super long album.

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    Brand New
    is my absolute favorite, though. They reinvent themselves on every album. I highly recommend the albums Deja Entendu, The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me, and Daisy. The first album Your Favorite Weapon is extremely approachable and very good, but it's mostly just top tier pop-punk with great writing. Their newest album Science Fiction is also great, but continues their path of experimentation from Daisy while bringing some of the prior albums' melodic approach back, but I feel Daisy feels a little more cohesive, thus is better by a touch.

    Deja Entendu in full:


    Foxy Shazam
    is another good one my wife turned me onto. They've been disbanded for a while, but they put out a handful of records. They have a good mix of irreverent humor and serious writing and their lead singer is incredible. He's not incredible in a Freddie Mercury kind of way, but his range runs into the stratosphere and he's more emphatic than Freddie (which isn't for everyone I suppose). They also feature some some solid guitar work. I think their middle records were their strongest with Foxy Shazam (their second album, funny enough) and The Church of Rock And Roll being the standouts

    The Church of Rock and Roll in full (as a playlist):
     
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    War on Drugs & Death Cab For Cutie for Indie bands. Occasionally listen to dreampop to relax, (simple stuff like
    Men I Trust - Tailwhip (live).).
     
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    Good idea, but it can be repetitive after awhile.
     
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