Thrice Dustin Kensrue- Vocals, Guitar Teppei Teranishi- Guitar, Piano Eddie Breckenridge- Bass Riley Breckenridge-Drums
Thrice got together in 1998 in Irvine California. They made a name for themselves playing post-hardcore and setting the standard that everyone looks to as to what a post-hardcore album should be. Thrice has rarely sat idle and continue to push themselves and expand their boundaries becoming more of a progressive rock band of late.
mewithoutYou Aaron Weiss- Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Trumpet Michael Weiss- Guitars Christopher Kleinberg- Guitars Greg Jehanian- Bass Rick Mazzotta- Drums
Starting as a side project where Aaron Weiss wanted to try something a little out of the norm, mewithoutYou quickly became a more feasible group than their original, which happened to be all the same guys. Originating somewhere near post-hardcore this band has broken all the molds as they have settled into the indie side of things. They are known for their intelligent lyrics, great rhythm section, and unconventional song structure, and not to mention Aaron’s unique vocal delivery.
Radiohead Thom Yorke- Vocals, Guitar, Piano Jonny Greenwood- Guitars Ed O’Brien- Guitars Colin Greenwood-Bass Phil Selway-Drums
For some reason I didn’t get into Radiohead until after they released In Rainbows. This little quintet formed in 1985 as an alternative rock band. At the turn of the century Radiohead’s sound underwent a great change as well. They began experimenting with electronic sounds and their next few albums were heavily influenced by this experimentation. They have been hugely influential in the music industry and I think they’ll eventually be on a level similar with The Beatles.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Effrim Menuck- Guitar, Piano Mike Moya- Guitar David Bryant- Guitar, Tapes Sophie Trudeau- Violin Thierry Amar- Bass Mauro Pezzente- Bass Bruce Cowdron- Drums Aidan Girt- Drums, Percussion
Godspeed are a mystery inside of an enigma. From 2003-2010 they were on an indefinite-hiatus, and the day they announced they were getting back together was incredible. Godspeed became the standard of the Post-Rock scene and nobody can escape comparison to them because they are the best. Desolate and haunting at times, yet triumphant and beautiful at others they create some incredibly moving music.
Blindside Christian Lindskog- Vocals Simon Grenehed- Guitars Thomas Naslund- Bass Marcus Dahlstrom- Drums
Blindside was my favorite band all through high school. They started out playing hardcore punk and after a couple albums switched to more of a post-hardcore sound, and there they’ve stayed. Christian’s vocals are some of my favorite, and combined with the rest of the guys they craft some great tunes.