I thought I would make a list of bands that you need to know, these aren’t really super underground indie bands that only the hipest hipsters know about – I’m not that pretentious, but they are bands that I feel are super important to know about. Be them old, new, weird, retro, rock, classical, indie – whatever!

  • Adele
  • Arcade Fire
  • BBKing
  • Beastie Boys (more amazing than just the hits)
  • Beck (same as the BB’s)
  • Billie Holiday
  • Blind Melon (more than just that one hit)
  • Bloc Party
  • Bondie
  • Bob Dylan (duh)
  • Broken Social Scene
  • Cat Power
  • Damian Rice
  • Daniel Johnston
  • Death From Above 1979
  • Elvis Costello
  • Emily Haines
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Flogging Molly
  • Fiona Apple
  • Holly Golightly **** My top pick if you’re looking for a new artist to love
  • Iron & Wine
  • Jamiroquai
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Laura Marling  (my new love)
  • Lou Reed
  • Martha Wainwright
  • Metric
  • Nico
  • Patrick Watson (oh he’s hot too….if that helps – which let’s face it, it totally does)
  • Regina Spektor
  • Ron Sexsmith
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Ryan Adams (A bit of a douche, I know, but the tunes are good)
  • Sam Roberts
  • Sebastien Grainger
  • Sliimy
  • Sigur Ros
  • Sublime
  • Tegan and Sara
  • The Clash
  • The Cure
  • The Flaming lips
  • The Kills
  • The Kooks
  • The Ramones
  • The Smiths
  • The Velvet Underground
  • The Weakerthans
  • Van Morisson
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah’s
  • Yo-Yo Ma (classical – just so you feel cultured)

 

That’s all for now kids!      =)

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