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Have you ever heard of....?
Recently I discovered a group that I've become obsessed with. The funny thing is, they've been out for a while and performed with some artists I love (including Alicia Keys and DMX). I don't actually listen to a whole lot of radio; fortunately my friends know my tastes and recommend groups and artists on occasion. For example, a friend of mine knows I love classical music, and she knows I love hip hop - so she introduced me to Black Violin. Incredible.

Have you been introduced to a band that doesn't get much radio play, or recommended one to a friend?
| Closed on 03/20/10 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
28 Fans 
 1. Do you have a band/artist that you absolutely love that if it hadn't been for a friend, you may have never heard of? (0 points)
18%a. Yes, this artist...
29%b. Yes, this band...
18%c. Yes, several - here are some...
4%d. No, I basically just listen to the classics
7%e. No, I search the internet looking for new "off" music all the time
11%f. No, I just listen to whatever's on the radio
14%g. Other
 2. Have you ever recommended a band/artist to someone that they later became enamored with? (0 points)
25%a. Yes, this artist
29%b. Yes, this band
14%c. Yes, several - here are some...
7%d. No, I don't really know of anyone who isn't popular on the radio
4%e. No, my friends don't like my music
21%f. Other
 3. Do you have band or artist you could recommend to me or someone on the Q? (0 points)
39%a. Yes, you might like ____
0%b. I know a Q'er that might like ____
21%c. I always recommend _____ to people because they're awesome
21%d. I don't really have a recommendation
18%e. Other

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#14 | 1644 days ago

No, but i could recomend some good doctors. 
1. No, I just listen to whatever's on the radio  2. No, I don't really know of anyone who isn't popular on the radio  3. I don't really have a recommendation  
  
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#1 | 1644 days ago

What I've been recommended to and loved: Rise Against, Breaking Benjamin, Death Cab For Cutie

What I've recommended to others and they loved: Incubus, Alexi Murdoch, Cary Brothers
1. Yes, several - here are some...  2. Yes, several - here are some...  3. I always recommend _____ to people because they're awesome  
#2 | 1644 days ago

Jane Grae, KOS, Eyedea and Abilities, Maggie Brown, Nikki Mitchell, Sy Smith, Black Jack Johnson, Blackalicious, Dead Prez, The Coup, Atmosphere, The Hood Internet, Anti Flag, AntiPop Consortium, 88 Fingers Louie, Dizee Rascal or among those I try to expose to friends.  
1. Yes, several - here are some...  2. Yes, several - here are some...  3. I always recommend _____ to people because they're awesome  
#3 | 1644 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

I actually turned the radio on and a song by Tesla was playing.  Wow...that is some great music.  The radio station did not say who it was so I call and found out.  I totally love their music.  Now I have a few friends who listen to them.

There is a local band called "The River".  They have performed at several fairs, College half time shows, local bars.  They are terrific!  When they played close by the line to get in would be a mile long.  I got to know them and they are cool.  You can here some of their songs at  Theriverband.com......Cool music!
1. Yes, this band...  2. Yes, this band  3. I don't really have a recommendation  
#4 | 1644 days ago

Tech N9ne & Tanya Stephens

Rap & Reggae Recommendations.
1. Other  2. Other  3. Other  
#5 | 1644 days ago

311 = A Mix Of Rock & Reggae
1. Other  2. Other  3. Other  
#6 | 1644 days ago

Dream_Machine wrote:
311 = A Mix Of Rock & Reggae
Love 311 and Tech N9ne - fun stuff.
1. Yes, several - here are some...  2. Yes, several - here are some...  3. Yes, you might like ____  
#7 | 1644 days ago

If it weren't for a friend, I probably would've never watched American Idol the couple seasons I did, therefore never knowing about Daughtry.

I've recommended, and would recommend to anyone here, the Clarks.
1. Yes, this artist...  2. Yes, this artist  3. Yes, you might like ____  
#8 | 1644 days ago

1) Tenacious D
2) Rage
3) CKY
1. Yes, this band...  2. Yes, this band  3. Yes, you might like ____  
#9 | 1644 days ago

Yes, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Doors, Duran Duran, Justin Timberlake, Eminem, etc.

Check those out, you might find something you like. 
#10 | 1644 days ago
Cherrie (+)

1 Dakota Staton  jazz voalist
Sweet Honey in The Rock  acapella group They are amazing
Rodrigo y Gabriela duel guitarists
1. Yes, this artist...  2. Yes, this artist  3. Yes, you might like ____  
#11 | 1644 days ago

I was watching Jimmy Kimmel Live one night, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones were playing. I enjoyed the music, and then found out they have been around for a long time. Who knew.?
1. Yes, this band...  2. No, I don't really know of anyone who isn't popular on the radio  3. I don't really have a recommendation  
#12 | 1644 days ago

Sometimes my students (that know I like heavy metal and similars) say me, hey miss listen to this or that, or they lend me their ipods to listen something. I also  buy magazines that have cd samplers from different bands and If they  like me then I do my research on Internet and  I buy the cd or download songs. Sometimes watching TV I find something new. My recomendation for today (a little bit lighter than my usual stuff) would be Interpol, Placebo, Arctic monkeys and maybe 10000 maniacs.
#13 | 1644 days ago

1. two i can think of right off are Barefoot Truth and Medeski, Martin & Wood

2. Barefoot Truth

3. Barefoot friggin Truth. they are still making a name and are tryibng to figure out exactly who they are and what style they play. i have heard them go through some bizarre changes. Even if they aren't your style, at least listen long enough to appreciate the talent these young kiddos have. their music really is diverse and advanced for young 20's. the lyrics are incredible.
1. Yes, several - here are some...  2. Yes, this artist  3. I always recommend _____ to people because they're awesome  
#14 | 1644 days ago

No, but i could recomend some good doctors. 
1. No, I just listen to whatever's on the radio  2. No, I don't really know of anyone who isn't popular on the radio  3. I don't really have a recommendation  
#15 | 1644 days ago

If you like smooth jazz, try "Four Play"   Four of the greatest jazz artists out there. 
#16 | 1644 days ago

1. I usually come across new bands and sorts through my nephew. It was my nephew, who was in his freshman year of college (about 6 years ago), that first introduced me to MUSE. I would have eventually discovered them on my own, but it would have been much later.

2. Duffy, Rise Against, 3 Days Grace, The Briggs

3. see #2----The Briggs
1. Other  2. Yes, this band  3. Other  
#17 | 1644 days ago

food_man56 wrote:
If you like smooth jazz, try "Four Play"   Four of the greatest jazz artists out there. 
1. Yes, several - here are some...  2. Yes, this artist  3. I always recommend _____ to people because they're awesome  
#18 | 1644 days ago
Cherrie (+)

food_man56 wrote:
If you like smooth jazz, try "Four Play"   Four of the greatest jazz artists out there. 
Try Waymen Tisdale. I had the pleasure of seeing him live at Zanzibar Blue in Philly, a few years ago. His sound is smooth and funky, like Fourplay
1. Yes, this artist...  2. Yes, this artist  3. Yes, you might like ____  
#19 | 1644 days ago
Cherrie (+)

(Edited by Cherrie)
gobigblue1960 wrote:
I was watching Jimmy Kimmel Live one night, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones were playing. I enjoyed the music, and then found out they have been around for a long time. Who knew.?
The band on Jimmy Kimmel's show, 'The Roots' are awesome! I'm a long time fan of them. I have seceral of their CDs.
1. Yes, this artist...  2. Yes, this artist  3. Yes, you might like ____  
#20 | 1643 days ago

Easy Star All Stars- "Dub side of the Moon".  Basically Pink FLoyds Dark side of the room done Reggae style!
#21 | 1643 days ago

Your profile is really cool can someone chat to me?
#22 | 1643 days ago
NMboyzfan (+)

I have a friend whose son is in a band called "Right Cross" out in Calfornia.  You can see them on you tube.
#23 | 1643 days ago

Awesome I am going to check them out in a sec.
#24 | 1641 days ago

why would you reccomend some good doctors.
#25 | 1640 days ago

kteacher wrote:
1. I usually come across new bands and sorts through my nephew. It was my nephew, who was in his freshman year of college (about 6 years ago), that first introduced me to MUSE. I would have eventually discovered them on my own, but it would have been much later.

2. Duffy, Rise Against, 3 Days Grace, The Briggs

3. see #2----The Briggs
I jus found out about MUSE a few days ago from a friend .... they're pretty cool! 
#26 | 1640 days ago

RichyMcWiggleSr wrote:
I jus found out about MUSE a few days ago from a friend .... they're pretty cool! 
1. Other  2. Yes, this band  3. Other  
#27 | 1640 days ago

This guy is a bit obscure, but I like obscure... Paul Thorn.
1. Yes, this artist...  2. Yes, this artist  3. Yes, you might like ____  
#28 | 1639 days ago

WAR DAMN EAGLE
#29 | 1639 days ago

I listen to older songs on tape or CD. Only time I listen to radio is when I'm driving, and then I just listen to a station playing classical music.
#30 | 1637 days ago

LostProphets, Muse, Paramore....and I have recently been introduced to Black Violin....They are awesome

I have lost several CD's to friends because of turning them on to different music....  LostProphets never seems to come back .  Also, don't sell American Idol short...I have found some real good stuff through there   David Cook, Blake Lewis and Daughtry are amazing

If you like "different" music, try LostProphets or Peroxwhy?gen (this one is hard to find) ... techno(sort of)  Blake Lewis..... mellower rock   Daughtry  (His new CD is incredible) ....country  Josh Gracin or Billy Dean.    Seriously, I could go on for days!!
1. Yes, this artist...  2. Yes, this artist  3. Yes, you might like ____  
#31 | 1636 days ago

I am always looking for new music/artist that I havent heard before. A few groups are: Black Label Society, Lake of Tears, Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch...ok ok..I will stop.... 
1. No, I search the internet looking for new "off" music all the time  2. Yes, this band  3. I always recommend _____ to people because they're awesome  
#32 | 1636 days ago
JUST_ALEXO (+)

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY HAS BEEN AROUND DOLL,,SORRY NOT A NEW GROUP/ARTIST, WELL NOT VERY OLD EITHER
FIVE FINGER DEATH,,,, NOT ,,, NEVER MIND,, OK SPEAK YOUR MIND
OK ONE THING CAME TO MIND.. IS THIS ONLY FOR AMERICAN MUSIC?? LIKE,,, HEY TEXMEX/RANCHERAS, IS THAT ALLOWED....NOT THAT I LISTEN TO IT.. JUST A QUESTION

#33 | 1636 days ago

JUST_ALEXO wrote:

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY HAS BEEN AROUND DOLL,,SORRY NOT A NEW GROUP/ARTIST, WELL NOT VERY OLD EITHER
FIVE FINGER DEATH,,,, NOT ,,, NEVER MIND,, OK SPEAK YOUR MIND
OK ONE THING CAME TO MIND.. IS THIS ONLY FOR AMERICAN MUSIC?? LIKE,,, HEY TEXMEX/RANCHERAS, IS THAT ALLOWED....NOT THAT I LISTEN TO IT.. JUST A QUESTION

The question was ...Is there a band or group you recommend....and those are ones I recommend.
1. No, I search the internet looking for new "off" music all the time  2. Yes, this band  3. I always recommend _____ to people because they're awesome  
#34 | 1636 days ago
JUST_ALEXO (+)

SEEE,,,THATS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE TOO MANY ADULT BEVERAGES LATE AT NIGHT,,I'M SORRY I WILL PUT MY GLASSES ON AND DRINK MILK NEXT TIME......WINK SMILE

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