Your Favorite Local Band

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    yamabushi

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    Who is your favorite local band? Please provide location and links if available.



    My favorite local band is Superhopper. I have seen them play at a few bars in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Great stuff. Check em out. I think you can buy their latest CD online.
     
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    WinterMute

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    My favourite "local" band are Hope of the States, they're not really local, but one of my ex-students is a member.

    Sadly they suffered a real setback when mixing their first album in RealWorld studios, when their guitarist was found hanged...:(

    I'm still waiting to hear what they intend to do, but I'm hoping they'll finish the work they started.
     
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    trebblekicked

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    my favorite local band is from my former home, pittsburgh PA. they go by the moniker of The Borderless Puzzle, and they are the only "jam band" i still listen to. they do it without a keyboardist! that's skill. watch for them in your hometown. their web-thing sucks. hopefully they'll put up some mp3's soon.
     
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    mike3k

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    The only decent local band in south Florida is Dashboard Confessional.
     
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    Counterfit

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    My favorite local band (I'll admit, I'm biased) is Not Exactly Pizza, ska in the tradition of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and Reel Big Fish. Kind of semi-broken up now, as the drummer is at Berklee and everyone else is either at RIC or still in high school. I did get to play with them once though. They wanted to get some fans at my school, but they couldn't play at our charity-fundraising event unless someone (me) was a student. Oh, and my cousin is the guitar player.
     
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    Counterfit

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    Oh, can I claim Godsmack as local? I remember hearing them on WAAF before they got a contract. :)
     
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    SilvorX

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    here are the bands/musicians who were either born/raised in this region, or have moved to here:
    Big Sugar (the leader is originally from here):
    http://www.bigsugar.com

    The Guess Who (famous for "American Woman"):
    http://www.canoe.ca/JamMusicPopEncycloPagesG/guess_who.html

    Burton Cummings (lead singer of The Guess Who and famous for his work in the band Northern Lights as well as solo work):
    http://www.canoe.ca/JamMusicPopEncycloPagesC/cummings_burton.html

    Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) (original leader was originally from The Guess Who, but now his younger brother is leader):
    http://www.btorocks.com

    Crash Test Dummies (Peter Pumpkinhead/Mmm Mmm Mmm):
    http://www.crashtestdummies.com

    Wide Mouth Mason (still close enough from here):
    http://www.widemouthmason.com

    Neil Young:
    http://www.neilyoung.com

    Joni Mitchell:
    http://www.jonimitchell.com

    Streetheart:
    http://www.canadianbands.com/Streetheart.html

    Randy Bachman: (guitarist of The Guess Who and former leader of BTO):
    http://www.randybachman.com

    Tal Bachman (son of Randy Bachman, famous for "she's so high":
    http://www.bachmania.com/

    Tom Cochrane (Life is a Highway):
    http://www.tomcochrane.com
     
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    gwuMACaddict

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    WASHINGTON DC/ VIRGINIA/MARYLAND

    :D Full Minute of Mercury :D
    check them out, they rock... go to washingtonpost.com/mp3, they also have their own site

    also... for folk... Eddie from Ohio, they're on the web too, do a search

    :D
    :D
     
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    jefhatfield

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    when i was growing up in the 70s, i liked a band from nor cal called the jim hearn band

    now from the same region i like the amazon mollies

    www.amazonmollies.com

    bruce forman, a well known jazz guitarist, moved near me and is amazing
     

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