So, bands local to you. Signed or unsigned, current or past?
Mines would be The Kosher Pickles from Glasgow, Scotland.
Understanding that this is my band account for Thick Shakes... I think I would pick
Radio Control from Boston, MA, or Triple Thick (Who are on the Hideout, I believe).
In Toronto, some of my current favorites are the PowWows, Evil Eyes, Leather Uppers (who just played a show recently, so I guess they are current?), Primordials, BBQ (now lives in Toronto), .... all I can think of for now.
Ottawa and Montreal have better "garage" bands. Toronto seems to have better punk/ hardcore/ metal bands.
As Portsmouth is "my city", and the only Garage band to come from there (of any note) would be the Green Hornets, but the Vendetta period. After that they were a little too "pop" for my taste.
My (Brendan, of The Pygmies [I specifiy this because a few of us use this profile])Favorite around Alberta (Canada) is definitely The Ketamines.
Check them out and other great bands on the monster garage label Mammoth Cave Recordings, out of Lethbridge, Alberta (Canada)
Here's a great video for the first song off their full length LP Spaced Out:
The Friggs, from NY, I guess. Or Palmyra Delran's band. They/she are Hideout members, but not very active, I think.
Thank you sir, you're too kind! Can't wait to rock all over Hinckley again soon!!!x
Trash Freak said:
http://youtu.be/7f31u0lmAJI This is a local band from Bournemouth, England there just starting to put there music out there. Really cool guys
For us is The Revox from Switzerland. Cool surf-raw-rock'n'roll
Past: The Tranceplants was the band that, together with the Oblivians, turned me on to Garage Music as a teenager in the nineties. They released two cds and a 7" of great psychobilly/punk/whatever as well as being an awesome live band. Rumours has it they're currently back together recording a new record. Sadly no live footage on youtube.
They mutated into the equally great sixties punk cover band The Better Men Than You:
Present: The Scumbugs. Every song they make seems to contain everything that's great about rock'n'roll. Check them out at the Hideout.
NICE THREAD. Chicago calling. Hmmmmm.
My favorite , of the last 25 years , was/is The Waste Kings. They sure laid to "Waste " any and all who fancied their chances. Being comprised of past and present members of The Sapphires , God's Acre , Crown Royals , Sol - Reys , and others who were popular , or , at least , revered at the time(Saxophonist Ken Vandermark WAS the Chicago music scene for about 5 years , or so it seems .), and two singles on Estrus (And a third on another label.), still could'nt get 'em arrested in the Grunge era. If you liked the Heavy Garage , they would have been the band for you , but , alas , they never put out a long player. Their offshoot band , Crown Royals did two great Funk (As in Meters, JBs...) Instrumental releases on Estrus , though.
Of the MAYBE just over 12 other Garage or Garage - based bands I've see surface , here , since 1987 - Cryptones , Crookshanks , Goldstars , Fang Beach , Sindells , Power Knobs , Dyes , Bama Lamas , Hoodoo Hodown , Havox , and Lava Sutra.....my favorite was a one - shot all - Garage set by The New Colony Six.