genre: indie rock, emo rock
An emo rock band from Santa Cruz, California formed by five members in 1999 went on a hiatus in 2003 and broke up in 2005. But they’re newly back together and producing music for a new album. Time Spent Driving is a talented band whose music will always be there for you through thick and thin.
Like Moths to Flames
Like Moths to Flames is a fairly new metalcore band from Ohio. They seemed to have changed member a bit in their 3 years of being a band but their quality is just as good as ever. They are currently touring and have one album out.
If you love metal, odds are that you’re going to love this band. Check them out and maybe buy tickets when they’re in your area.
Genre: Indie, folk pop,
Currently this band has only 13 songs to their name, but they are all brilliant songs filled with beautiful harmonies and incredible talent. Robbie Arnett, Andrew Heringer, Marlana Sheetz, Curtis Marrero and Graham Fink make up this indie band whose intent when creating the songs was to make a cinematic feel where the songs would be perfect in movies and such.
They also have a short film titled Moddison.
Yes, I know. Incubus is actually a fairly well-known band; everyone has heard one of their songs, the only problem is the number of people who actually know the song they’re listening to is Incubus is far too low.
Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California that formed in 1991. Almost everyone has heard their most famous hit, Drive, but many people do not connect this song to Incubus. They are very underrated. several albums since 1991, and Incubus is still hardly known, though their talent is immense.
Genres: A Capella, Pop
Using only his mouth and voice, Mike Tompkins can create sounds for hi hat, guitar, violin, snare drum and any instrument he needs to. This singer has done many covers, including Starships by Nikki Minaj, in which he performs with the cast of Pitch Perfect. He also writes his own songs and occasionally does mash-ups. He is incredibly talented and can even create dubstep with only sounds from his mouth. He was on Ellen, has worked with Timbaland, been posted by Perez, and continues to build up an impressive resume and expand his talent.
Genres: Heavy Metal, Alt Metal, Rock
Sevendust is an Alternative Metal band formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1994. One of the rising acts of the late 90’s, original band members Lajon Witherspoon(vocals), John Connolly(guitar), Clint Lowery(guitar), Vince Hornsby(bass), and Morgan Rose(drums) went through several name changed before settling on Sevendust. In 2004, however, Lowery had left the group and former Snot guitarist, Sonny Mayo, came in as his replacement. This is a great artist for those who like the genre and they are definitely underrated.
Chrome Canyon is a relatively unknown electronica artist from Brooklyn. The music is very unique and has so much 80’s influence including Tron ‘references’ and much more. Unfortunately, since this is an unknown band, there really isn’t much information to tell you, but if you like electronica, you’ll love Chrome Canon’s music.
Genres: Pop, A Capella
23-year-old Samuel Tsui is a singer-songwriter and a pianist. He went to Yale university and was part of an a Capella group called The Duke’s Men of Yale and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a major in classical Greek in 2011. As well as being proficient in the C++ programming language, he is also extremely talented with his voice. He works with Kurt Schneider to create original songs, covers of songs like As Long as You Love Me by Justin Bieber,and mash-ups of popular songs, like in his Summer Pop Melody.
Genres: Rock, Classical, Pop
Meet the piano guys: Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Tel Stewart, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek. I had the privilege of hearing their rendition of One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful a few months ago when I came across it on Tumblr. They truly make use of every part of the instrument to create fantastic music. Formed in St. George, Utah, when Schmidt walked into Anderson’s piano shop one day, this group has found the perfect way to modernize tradition and make it so everyone can find something to enjoy about a “boring old cello and piano” if they find Bach and Mozart to lame on their own or fill an old classicist’s heart with new meaning to “vulgar, sex-filled pop”. As well as doing covers of such hits as Rolling in the Deep and What Makes You Beautiful, they turn classics like Pachelbel’s Canon in D into Rockelbel’s Canon and bring a new edge to Beethoven by mixing in One Republic to the song Beethoven’s 5 Secrets. The result are beautiful new age classical pieces that ANYONE can find enjoyable.
There for Tomorrow
Genres: Pop Punk, Punk Rock, Alt Rock
There for tomorrow is an Orlando Fl. based pop punk band who drew their inspirations from Jimmy Eat World, blink-182, Third Eye Blind, and the Hives.The young teenage versions of Maika Maile, Christian Climer, Chris Kamrada, and Jay Enriquez created this band and originally called it The Kick Off until Jay suggested changing it. They really are underrated and full of talent.