For their annual Local Music issue – which hit stands yesterday – the folks at Metroland asked a number of their writers and other members of the local music scene to name some of their all-time favorite local bands.
They printed 13 of the responses as “New No. 1,” and it’s a damn good read.
So we decided to total up all of the bands mentioned in the story, and here are the tallies:
Fear of Strangers
Ashley Pond/The Ashley Pond Band
The Day Jobs
The Gibson Brothers
The Brian Patneaude Quartet
The Star Spangled Washboard Band
Trauma School Dropouts
Second Hand Smoke
Big Barn Burning
One King Down
Addicted to Pain
The Walter Donnaruma Quartet
Well, obviously there wasn’t much of a consensus here, but then again, you probably wouldn’t expect one. On the other hand, there is a fairly broad range of bands represented – from Skinless to the Gibson Brothers to the Walter Donnaruma Quartet.
And, of course, 13 respondents is a pretty small sampling, too. Although at the end of the story, Metroland wrote “We got so many responses we didn’t know what to do with them all, so we put them on the Internet.”
Unfortunately, we can’t seem to find them anywhere on that pesky Internet…
11/6/10 UPDATE: Metroland finally got around to posting some of their additional responses. You can find them here…
So let’s open up the question to Nippertown.com readers: What are your favorite all-time local bands?
Hit that comment button, please.