posted on May, 26 2006 @ 07:05 PM
I've been to a few small concerts at one of the local Indian casinos lately and had a blast.
So, in this thread, if you know good local bands in your area, identify the area the band plays (say, by a noteworthy city within 100 miles, or
general geography) what they play, how many stars out of 5, and what you'd compare them to. Never know, some of us might discover something we really
I've heard three that I really liked recently, all from Southern California, around Palm Springs (Maybe 70-80 miles down the I-10 from UC Riverside,
keeping in mind that UCR isn't actually on the 10)
House of Broken Promises is a loud obnoxious metal band that plays local bars. I'm not aware of anyone mainstream who is really comparable at the
moment- maybe Disturbed would sound that way live if an ametuer were running their sound board. 3 Stars, and possibly going somewhere if they can
learn to enunciate and then apply some effects to their vocals.
Eagles of Death Metal don't actually play death metal in any form that I'm familiar with. They sound like modern rockers with very slight metal
influences covering the Doors. It comes off better than you'd think, but I had a few drinks in me at that point. 3 and a half stars.
The Spores (i think- there were two bands playing with Eagles of Death Metal but only one of them was on the ticket with them) have to go somewhere.
They were cool. Ever wonder what would happen if Rob Zombie raped Bjork and they had kids? Now I know. 4 and a half stars, they just need to do more
on stage, get their singer to wear a little less, and up their vocals in the mix just a little.
Oh, and I'll give a shoutout to my cousin and his band Inverted Insanity, which is having a lot of problems with member dedication. I've only heard
their drummer play though- the drummer being my cousin.