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As I sit here in my coffee-sipping, slightly chilly, waking up phase, listening to some REM and getting all emotional and nostalgic, I got to thinking about music in general and how I discovered so many groups I completely love after their heyday has passed: REM I didn't really start listening to until college, the Cure I didn't find until after high school, etc, I could go on but I'll spare you.

Who are you listening to right now that I need to know about? That affects you, that is still evolving, that I'm going to look back on 10 years from now and kick myself for not going to check them out when they tour the local club? Or the local arena?

(Bonus points to those who can recommend live music to check out Nov 12-15 in San Francisco, of course! Google is so useless compared to personal recommendations.)

Date: 2008-10-11 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know exactly what you mean. There are two bands that I love that I didn't discover until a few years ago, and sadly, neither one is still recording. The are Catherine Wheel and Nudeswirl.

Date: 2008-10-11 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, I am currently loving Joshua Radin. Don't know if he's your taste or not, but you can check out his website at which has some of his songs.

Date: 2008-10-11 02:27 pm (UTC)
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In recent years, I think I've mellowed and gotten impressed by a whole different range of stuff than I used to. But more recently I really have been impressed by Iron and Wine, a guitarist named Andy Mckee, and by Air.

Then of course there is the combination of asshatery and sublime honesty that is Ween. And the polished punkish introspection that is Hoobastank.

Date: 2008-10-11 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If you like female vocalists then you might like Jesca Hoop. "Big Fish" off her first EP (video on Youtube) and pretty much all of her album.

Date: 2008-10-11 04:06 pm (UTC)
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I caught Poi Dog Pondering at the end of thier band-life -- I got to see them twice. But I still miss them and the lead singer, Frank (sigh). I haven't found any good tunes lately, so I am watching your comments closely!!!

I turned on the radio and I can't hear it

Date: 2008-10-11 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm listening to alot of folk/world music.

Peter Mayer: Mn Folk singer.

Krishna Das: does alot of hare Krishna music.

Gregorian Chant-master of chant

These guys are kind of funky. They take pop songs and transfer the songs into chant.

Maybe a mix cd is in order ?? Hmmm

Date: 2008-10-11 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oooo music yay!

some you may know of, but here goes...i'll rattle you a list!

Radiohead ;)
Iron & Wine
Devendra Banhart
Joanna Newsom (i recommend The Milk-Eyed Mender to start you off)
The Dutchess and the Duke
M. Ward
She and Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward omg heaven!)
Pine Hill Haints (these are my buddies and they are SO SO SO good!)
Thomas Function (more friends! this is a bit more rockish, but I still love it)
The Snake The Cross The Crown (again, friends! unfortunately they aren't a band anymore, but i recommend Cotton Teeth)
Andrew Bird
Arcade Fire
Dr. Dog
The Essex Green
Frog Eyes
Wolf Parade
Isobel Campbell
Jens Lekman
Sufjan Stevens
My Morning Jacket
Okkervil River

....ok i guess i'll stop for now, but i can always give ya more :) let me know if you listen to any of these and like em!

Date: 2008-10-11 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
also, you can go here ( and listen to some songs that are my favs!
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