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Old 06-22-07, 10:00 PM
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Good U.S. artists not from NY or California?

I was going through my iTunes collection and I noticed most of the US bands I listen to are either from NY or Cal.

The only artists that I know where they are from and in my collection are Mudvayne (Peoria, IL - I think) and Frank Sinatra (NJ). Mudvayne, in my opinion is an okay band, with a great bass player.

What are other good bands are out there not from Cal or NY?


California bands in my collection:
A Perfect Circle, Tool, Faith No More, Metallica, Megadeth, Primus, Les Claypool, Mike Patton side projects, Pennywise, Common Rider, Operation Ivy, GNR, Motley Crue (I like their 1st two albums), Swingin' Utters, and many more

NY:
10,000 Maniacs/Natalie Merchant, Anthrax, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Joel, Ramones, etc.

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Old 06-22-07, 10:16 PM
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Metal Church, Queensryche : Seattle Washington
Pantera, Dangerous Toys, Drowning Pool, Flyleaf : Texas
Shadows Fall : Mass.
Lamb of God : West Virginia

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Just good? Or great?

Seattle, Detroit, Minneapolis, Washington DC, & Boston have scenes that rival any in the world. Chicago's up there too.

Off the top of my head, try the Supersuckers, Soul Asylum, Husker Du, Paul Westerberg/The Replacements, Nirvana, Mudhoney, Melvins (I guess they can be considered a CA band though), Upper Crust, The Bags, Dillinger Four, early Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Drive By Truckers, Down, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, White Stripes, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, MC5, The Stooges, Alabama Thunderpussy, Throttlerod, Ann Beretta, Boston, Candy Snatchers, Daniel Johnston, Dropkick Murphys, Electric Frankenstein, Foo Fighters, Hayseed Dixie, Less Than Jake, Minor Threat, Molly Hatchet, New Bomb Turks, Poison Idea, Sugar, The Pixies, Fig Dish, The Fluid, The Real Kids, Avail, Trouble...

The Queers, Methadones, Screeching Weasel, & tons of other bands worship at the altar of the Ramones.
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I can't believe I forgot Pearl Jam.
Old 06-22-07, 11:49 PM
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I'm going to go with R.E.M. from Athens, Black Crowes from Atlanta, Allman Brothers from Macon (I think), Tom Petty from Florida, Dave Matthews from Charlottesville, The Shins from Albequerque, Jump from the Carolinas, Carbon Leaf from Richmond, 311 from Nebraska, and I'm positive there are others that I have missed. Those just jump out as "good" bands from places other than NY or Cali.
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Superchunk, Southern Culture on the Skids, Archers of Loaf (all Chapel Hill bands though Archers of Loaf are no longer together)
As far as some foreign bands- Echo and the Bunnymen, Wire, The Go Betweens, Marillion, The Coral, XTC, Teenage Fanclub, Stone Roses, Rush, The Pogues, The Chills, The Psychedelic Furs, and on and on............
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As far as single artists go, there's Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Roy Orbison, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, Prince, Elvis Presley, and Chuck Berry, to name a few.
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Originally Posted by 7Keys
I can't believe I forgot Pearl Jam.
The title said "good artists".
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ZZ Top is from TExas and Skynyrd is from...Georgia or Florida.
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for me...

Walls of Jericho - Detroit
Shadows Fall - Mass
In Flames - Sweden
Nonpoint - Florida
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Flaming Lips, Wilco.
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
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Absolutely. Try a few more Minneapolis based artists too like the Time, etc.
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Arcade Fire. They only have an album of the year, serious contenders for another album of the year this year, and been named best live band.

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FROM CHICAGO OR ITS SUBURBS
Smashing Pumpkins
Fall Out Boy
Disturbed
Kanye West
R. Kelly
Common
The Academy Is...
Cheap Trick
Liz Phair
Ministry
Twista
Chicago
Styx
Survivor
Urge Overkill
Poi Dog Pondering
Naked Raygun

Grew up here but not considered in "Chicago bands"
Eddie Vedder
Ted Nugent

From elsewhere in Illinois
REP Speedwagon
Wilco
Lucaris

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Arcade Fire. They only have an album of the year, serious contenders for another album of the year this year, and been named best live band.

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And they are Canadian.
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Win isn't Canadian. Neither is Regine. And obviously neither is William War III.

So, to proclaim that AF "are Canadian" borders on ignorant.

Just saying.

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Pixies/Breeders - Boston - EVERYONE that skipped these should be ashamed!

Steve Albini's many incarnations - Chicago

Flaming Lips, and Chainsaw Kittens (one of my favorite bands) - Oklahoma

Dinosour Jr (and any Lou Barlow band - Sebadoh, Folk Implosion) - Ohio

Nine Inch Nails - Cleveland, OH

Toadies - Texas

White Stripes - Detroit

Modest Mouse - Washington
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Just scrolling through my ipod, trying to grab artists that haven't been named yet. I got bored about halfway through.

Alice in Chains - Seattle, WA
Bad Brains - Washington, DC
Bloodhound Gang - Quakertown, PA
Girls Against Boys - Washington, DC
God Lives Underwater - Perkiomenville, PA
Gravity Kills - Jefferson City, MO
Pantera - Arlington, TX
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This has never really crossed my mind. The list would be very long because NY and LA don't have any type of monopoly on great bands.
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Kansas-Kansas
Boston-Boston
Bob Seeger-Michigan
Heart-Seattle(?)
Black Oak Arkansas
Buddy Holly-Texas
Head East-Missouri
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Originally Posted by atlantamoi
This has never really crossed my mind. The list would be very long because NY and LA don't have any type of monopoly on great bands.


Has anyone mentioned Spoon yet?
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Originally Posted by atlantamoi
This has never really crossed my mind. The list would be very long because NY and LA don't have any type of monopoly on great bands.


Nirvana.
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Seattle=
Death cab from cutie
Modest Mouse
Soundgarden/Chris Cornell
Pearl Jam
Dave Matthews Band (Dave Matthews lives in Fremont)
Nirvana
Foo fighters
Candlebox
Presidents of the United States
Jimi Hendrix
Heart

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The B-52's - Athens Georgia
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Dallas, Texas
Bruce Springsteen - Asbury, NJ
The Band - Toronto, ON

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