You may or may not have heard of these bands, but they are most definitely bands you will want to check out:
- BASSIC the band is based out of California. They mix rap with alternative sounds to create something similar to that of twenty one pilots, but are something completely different in their own way.
- Glass Caves is an Alternative-Rock band from the UK. I found them while I was walking the streets in York two summers ago. They were set up on the sidewalk next to a busy road and they were killing their “set”. I was mesmerized with their performance and the way their hair flopped as they played.
- Hunter Hunted is an indie-pop band from Los Angeles, California. I saw them in the spring of 2014 when they opened for twenty one pilots alongside NoNoNo. Their set was short but I still managed to fall in love with their catchy songs.
- Max Frost is an extremely talented mulit-instrumentalist who is his own band. He plays every instrument on his tracks and while playing live he will make live loops to create the background to each of his songs. It is quite amazing how one guy and his instruments provide such a lively and upbeat show that the crowd always loves. I saw him for the first time on February 11, 2016 where he opened for Grizfolk. His set was captivating and his lyrics and beats made the whole crowd dance along with him.
- Vinyl Theatre is one of my favorite bands and I consider them my friends. I have seen them four times and will be seeing them on their next tour (which has yet to be announced). Their synth heavy indie rock music is phenomenal. In 2014 they were signed by Fueled by Ramen, where I am also a senior ambassador for their street team.
- Chef’special hails from Haarlem, Netherlands and their music is a beautiful blend of indie pop, reggae and rap. The fast lyrics on different topics mixed with thumping beats and positive vibes create this amazing sound. I first saw them at the Radio 104.5 9th birthday bash. I had knew their songs that had been released in America, but the songs they played in their set astounded me. They had the entire BB&T Pavilion jumping up and down.
- IRONTOM is weird, but wonderfully weird. Their lyrics and the semi-sexual dance moves catch the attention of the mass of people. IRONTOM’s show channels Freddie Mercury and the rest of Queen, but also has a sound that is unlike any other I have heard.