For reference on my preference, ten bands I like in no particular order: System of a Down, Pixies, Nirvana, Metallica, Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers...I can't even name 10 without adding classic rock bands.
I know these are all popular mainstream bands, but they all were able to develop their own style without a record company's help.
I'm not genre specific on what kind of rock. Just as long as one band's music sounds good and like nobody else's.
So, are there any popular bands out there that fits my preference that I should be paying attention to, or any indie rock bands who have the potential to be the next great band?
Disclaimer: I'm not saying that whatever bands that I dislike suck. I'm saying they do not fit my preference.
Edit: Decided to make this easier for those who choose to reply. I'd appreciate those with suggestions would first reply by typing.
Name Of Band
And, please, don't literally type the above bold words. lol
You should look at Berry's 'now playing... with pictures!' thread. Plenty to choose from.
The only way you're going to find other bands you like is to listen to lots of music. I'd take Brof's advice and check out Berry's thread. I found a lot of great new music there.
Try Pandora Radio.....
it picks songs for you based on what you like ...personalized internet radio....
Ozma - Baseball, Shooting Stars, The Landing of Yuri Gargain, Immigration song, Gameover, No One Needs to Know
look no further than Ozma if you want a band that sounds similar to weezer. River's has even said that this band does what he does, but better.
Another option, go to Pitchfork.com, find the bands with the WORST reviews, and then listen to them. No joke, all my favorite bands are hated on by Pitchfork. Kind of like Roger Ebert and Movies. The ones he hates are the ones I love.
Young the Giant (previously known as The Jakes) -
As a side note, I can't believe that second video has over a million hits! I've been following Young the Giant (then The Jakes) for about two years now and it's insane to see them transform from a band which had under 100 likes on facebook to a band that's now apparently getting television spots and regular radio play. It's great to see fantastic bands get the recognition/big break they deserve!