Alternative Press 100 Bands You Need to Know In 2010

So its that time. Every year AP Magazine releases the 100 Bands You Need To Know for that year. I’m going to post the ones that sparked my interest (imo) after going and listening to all of the ones I can find online (and believe me some of these people aren’t on iTunes or have myspace or purevolume accounts), give my two cents and call it a day. If you want the full list go pick up AP Magazine volume 261. Now from a quick glance through the list, some of these bands have been flying right under the radar so some names may be familiar. (By the way so I don’t have to type everything 100 times it’s going to go name, where from, sounds like, and my two cents if I have any.)

  • Abandon Kansas
    • Wichita, KS
    • Muse, The Killers, Kings of Leon
  • Call The Cops
    • Long Beach, CA
    • Forever The Sickest Kids, The Secret Handshake, Breathe Carolina
    • So I never heard this band until this article and I must say, as a fan of Forever the Sickest Kids, these guys know how to rock the pop punk scene. Definitely worth a listen if you’re a fan of any of the bands above. They recently toured with We The Kings and will be on Warped Tour this coming summer.
  • Flood of Red
    • Airdrie, Scotland
    • Circa Survive, Thrice, The Receiving End of Sirens
  • The Bigger Lights
    • Fairfax, VA
    • Mae, The All-American Rejects, Motion City Soundtrack
  • We Are The In Crowd
    • Poughkeepsie, NY (a.k.a. Po-Town)
    • The Forecast, The Anniversary, Hey Monday
  • The Cab
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Maroon 5, Panic! At The Disco, Hey Monday
    • These guys were featured in the list for 2008 but they’re still flying under the radar. They’ve had two songs featured as downloadable content for Rock Band and definitely deserve a listen.
  • How Dare You
    • Orlando, FL
    • Hot Water Music, Jawbreaker, Polar Bear Club
  • Those Who Lie Beneath
    • Portland, OR
    • Behemoth, Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse
  • Every Avenue
    • Marysville, MI
    • Gin Blossoms, Eve 6, Boys Like Girls
    • Great Great band. Listen to Where Were You? off of the Shh… Just Go With It album and it will explain a lot
  • The Riot Before
    • Richmond, VA
    • Against Me!, The Gaslight Anthem, Street Dogs
  • Let’s Get It
    • Dayton, OH
    • Fall Out Boy, New Found Glory, Bowling For Soup
  • We Are The Union
    • Detroit, MI
    • Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Voodoo Glow Skulls
  • Lions Lions
    • Boston, MA
    • Saosin, Deftones, Thrice
    • The guitarist is ex-Vanna and Therefore I Am guitarist Brandon Davis. Rocks hard rocks fast rocks great ’nuff said.
  • Honor Bright
    • Syracuse, NY
    • All Time Low, blink-182, Yellowcard
  • Hey Monday
    • West Palm Beach, FL
    • Pop-Punk
  • Circle of Contempt
    • Pori, Finland
    • Born of Osiris, The Faceless, ABACABB
  • Conditions
    • Richmond, VA
    • Saosin, Anberlin, The Receiving End of Sirens
  • Stray From The Path
    • Long Island, NY
    • Hatebreed, Madball, Five Finger Death Punch
  • The Wonder Years
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Saves The Day, New Found Glory, The Starting Line
  • Inhale/Exhale
    • Cleveland, OH
    • August Burns Red, Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die
  • Ruiner
    • Baltimore, MD
    • Give Up The Ghost, Dead Hearts, Bane
  • Close Your Eyes
    • Abilene, TX
    • Comeback Kid, Stretch Arm Strong, A Day To Remember
  • Kill Paradise
    • Denver, CO
    • Owl City, Hellogoodbye, Forever the Sickest Kids
  • Title Fight
    • Kingston, PA
    • Hot Water Music, Lifetime, Texas Is The Reason
  • Heartsounds
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Strung Out, Propagandhi, A Wilhelm Scream
  • Goonies Never Say Die
    • Blackpool, U.K.
    • Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky
  • Parkway Drive
    • Byron Bay, Australia
    • Lamb of God, Bleeding Through, Unearth
    • One of the best hardcore bands out there. Check out the song “Romance Is Dead” also known as the anthem to several of my friends lives.
  • Miss May I
    • Troy, OH
    • Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Darkest Hour
  • Shining
    • Oslo, Norway
    • King Crimson, Enslaved, The Dillinger Escape Plan

Well that’s the list as abridged by myself. If you want the full list, AP Magazine Volume 261 is in stores soon if not already. Be sure to check out some of these bands and some of the others on the complete list.


~ by joemama1696 on February 24, 2010.

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