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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
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    One of the things I've never been able to sort out in something like 14 years here is: who are all the good local bands?

    Everywhere else I've lived they've not been so hard to find.

    I need something to go with my drinking out!

    There are a good number of Angelinos here, and I trust the level of musical discernment on this board more than anywhere else online. So...

    Who are the good local LA bands right now?

    To start us out, I like these:

    Life Underwater

    Golden Ratio

    but neither play often, and I think the Golden Ratio may be over (sadly - that was a really good live show!)

    Help me find some now ones!
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    i am at work so i cant listen to those listed...i see a lot of bands from LA living in phoenix though. im guessing my favorites wouldnt be to most's liking, but heres some i know of that are more in the rocknroll/indie/ fun

    MIKA MIKO-lovelovelove this band. all female sloppy rock and roll party!

    NO AGE- everyone is either falling over themselves to kiss this bands ass, or will be doing so shortly. they actually deserve it though-two (sometimes three now?) piece, angular weird rock with a drummer who is great to watch.

    WAVVES-lo-fi pop

    HEALTH-another awesome live show to see, mixing electronics with semi-spastic post-punk. they play to packed rooms already, i think in LA they have a pretty big hipster draw...so thats your call whether you want to deal with that.

    ABE VIGODA-friends with the NO AGE dudes, they play a lot of the same shows. i havent heard them, but a lot of people with decent taste seem to like them

    thats all i can think of off the top of my head, except for the powerviolence/grind bands that i like such as DESPISE YOU, LACK OF INTEREST, and GRAF ORLOCK. if you like brutal hardcore i can give you another 20 or so, hahaha
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    I've always liked Babyland live:

    http://www.babyland.info





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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
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    They're a bit niche, but I love the hell out of 'em: Creature Feature. Be sure to check out "Aim for the Head."


    Harder to find online, but worth looking up if you're at all into the rockabilly scene - The Ghastly Ones.

    And this is from someone who hates zombie movies and typically avoids horror movies. Um...I have odd friends.

    Totally different are the Spazmodics. Or perhaps were, I'm having a bitch of a time finding anything on them online. They used to be a sorta geek rock group who did a killer rap about dolphins the one time I saw them.

    Otherwise I dunno... pick up an LA Weekly and if something catches your eye look them up on YouTube and/or Myspace.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009 edited
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    teh mention of horror punk clicked in my head and I just remembered these guys.

    The Order of the Fly

    Listened to them a little in high school, good to know they're still at it ^_^
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
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    Lots of cool stuff so far! I'm making a list...