They Mean Us is actually one of the best instrumental bands I've heard. They aren't a rip off of Explosions In The Sky like so many that i've heard, they have a really good sound and the guys are super cool.
Ra ra riot formed in my hometown. uhh, other than that, i guess there is my brothers band Deer Park Elementary, and a pretty good band called White After Labor Day. Deer Park is like catchy, indie country. its a lot better than you'd expect. White After Labor Day is really really ridiculously good piano and cello rock.
Post by crazycstudios on Oct 8, 2008 2:41:30 GMT -5
I don't know too much of what's local as I hit shows in a variety of places. Here's one from the Dodo's show tonight though, which is kinda Mogwai sounding being, you know, ambient rock. Just a bit louder/heavier than Mogwai at times.
I don't know any KC-area bands. I do get to see "the daemons" perform next month in Manhattan, KS though. They are based out of Lawrence, KS...and Brooklyn, NY If any of you listen to "Harry and the Potters," the band is one of the Potters and his girlfriend. They are acoustic and I've gotten to see them perform once before at a library where they sat on a couple chairs and we all sat on the floor. And they even taught us a chorus of one of their songs and had us sing along. Lawrence, KS is a very happening music place.
Post by sarahelephant on Oct 8, 2008 22:55:22 GMT -5
I love love love the Nashville music scene, it is not just country, like some might think. I think there is a band for everyone. We are most known for Kings of Leon, the Raconteurs, and the now broken up, Be Your Own Pet. And the funny thing about all of these bands I am listing is that I have seen a good percentage around town, haha.