gr8fullfred wrote:OK I will compare them to the Dead of 1969:
The Dead played Woodstock, White Denim did not!
Stevo123 wrote:The "music business", as far what music gets mass exposure and radio play, etc, is obviously pretty terrible nowadays. There's still some really awesome and novel music being made aside from all of that, though. Every time I attend a festival I'm amazed at the unique and diverse musical things so many groups are doing. In that sense, I think the "underground" music scene seems strong. There are at least a couple venues in Atlanta I know of that host some really great and unique bands regularly.
Part of the problem is that the music business has changed. American culture has changed. The world has changed. It has changed since 1995 and changed dramatically since the late 60s.
mraugustwest wrote:so this begs the question, who is making really good original music right now? there is never going to be a replacement for the dead, but is there anyone out there making good, honest, sincere american music that has a quasi-similar feel for technical complexity, originality, spontaneity and the right mix of traditional influences and ever expanding audio landscapes???
i don't know if it exists, but i hope someone here might suggest a few. again, this is not saying who is the next, but instead where should we look now a days.
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