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Top 10 bands that you’re probably missing out on

I’m not a hipster nor do I like to put myself in a box especially where my music taste is concerned, however, I do tend to take a liking to more unknown artists. It severely pains me that these amazing bands hardly get any attention while people like Ke$ha (no offense to Ke$ha fans) are a household name. I’d just like to share a few of my favorite bands that I feel are extremely unappreciated.

1) Starsstars band

For those of you who don’t know, Stars is a Canadian band. They’ve been featured on a few TV shows that I know of- “Degrassi”, “Gossip Girl”, “The Nine Lives of Chloe King”, and “Underemployed”. Still, when I tell people that they are one of my favorite bands, 9 times out of 10 I get “Yeah, I have no clue who that is.” They have an alternative- pop feel; their music is catchy, but the lyrics are about more than just partying.

I strongly recommend checking out some of their music:

Your Ex-Lover Is Dead

Dead Hearts

Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It

2) Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s

I don’t remember how in the world I came across this band, but it was one of the luckiest things to ever happen to me. Some of their songs are a little out of the box which I thoroughly enjoy- I love bands that break away from the formula for popular music.

Broadripple Is Burning

A Children’s Crusade on Acid

Pages Written On a Wall

3) The Boxer Rebellion

The Boxer Rebellion has been featured in the movies “The Art of Getting By” and “Going the Distance”. Why this band doesn’t get more press is beyond me. They just have a great rock/ alt vibe and they sound amazing live which is always a plus.

Spitting Fire

If You Run

Semi-Automatic

4) City and Colour

I first heard of this band when I came across the song “Fragile Bird”. I was reading The Hunger Games at the time and the song reminded me of the book, causing me to take a great liking to it and eventually the band.

Fragile Bird

Little Hell

Day Old Hate

5) Say Hi

Say Hi is just a phenomenal band. They’re one of the few bands that I can just listen to for hours without needing to switch it up. They’ve been featured in a couple different things that I can think of off the top of my head- the TV shows, “Gossip Girl” and “Suburgatory” and the movie, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”.

Devils

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

November Was White, December Was Grey

6) Bon Iver

Bon Iver is an interesting band. I mainly listen to them when I’m writing. The mumbled vocals make it so that I’m not concentrating on the lyrics or singing along so I can focus on my work, but the music is amazing and sets the tone nicely. Their work has been featured in “Twilight: New Moon” and “We Bought A Zoo”.

Holocene

Skinny Love

Roslyn

7) Foster the People

Foster the People has had a couple hits such as “Pumped Up Kicks”, “Helena Beat”, and most recently, “Coming of Age”. While these are great songs, people tend to stick with them rather than exploring the band’s many other fantastic songs.

Houdini

Waste

Ask Yourself

8) Atlas Genius

Atlas Genius recently got popular due to their songs “Trojans” and “If So”, but these seem to be their only songs being talked about. Atlas Genius’ whole debut album, “When It Was Now” was amazing as I knew it would be by how blown away I was by their EP. People who enjoy the band’s mainstream songs should check out the rest of their work.

Back Seat

Symptoms

Don’t Make a Scene

9) The Neighbourhood

Yes, “Sweater Weather” is one of my favorite songs in the world but I swear if one more person says that The Neighbourhood is their favorite band but they only know “Sweater Weather”, I’m going to scream. The Neighbourhood has songs other than “Sweater Weather”, believe it or not.

Baby Came Home

Wires

Female Robbery

10) Death Cab for Cutie

Last but not least is the band that you will refuse to accept is “unappreciated”. Most people know of them but I still have yet to meet anyone who knows a decent amount of their music.

Tiny Vessels

The Ice Is Getting Thinner

Grapevine Fires

Some Boys

Hopefully, I’ve introduced at least one person to a new favorite band. Please leave comments below with the names of your favorite bands that need more attention so I know who I should be listening to next!

Famous, infamous and notorious: It’s stars gone wild and crazy

Hollywood has never been short on crazy and wild stars, but there seem to be more and more popping up. Could it be the pressure of stardom is just too much? Is it just a stunt to grab some attention? Or are they just too fruity for Froot Loops? Here’s a look at some of the “love to hate” stars gone wild. While everyone has their opinion, there are quite a few celebrities that toe the line between having a wild streak and being just plain crazy. Here’s a list that goes from bad to scary.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus taking a bong hit. Photo from Creative Commons.

Does anyone miss the days when Hannah Montana was happy, tame and not smoking out of a bong? A little bit, but needless to say Cyrus is more interesting and a lot less cute. But she seems to be going downhill quickly. Cyrus has done everything she can to shed her Disney star image. She has clearly stated that she can’t be tamed in the sluttiest way possible and has started off her parties with Salvia hits. True, Salvia is legal in California, but it’s still a hallucinogenic drug and a lot of states are trying to make it illegal. This could possibly be Cryus acting out against her parents’ divorce, which has to be a hard thing to go through, and being in the constant spotlight. But 18 year old Cyrus is definitely not dancing down the right path if she wants be taken seriously as an artist and actor. She could end up like our next star.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan during her court hearing. Photo from Creative Commons.

Oh, Lindsay, what happened after “The Parent Trap”? Honestly, I think Lohan is a product of her environment because her father isn’t always the most stable horse in the stall if you know what I mean. That family has more issues than the New York Times, so how does Lohan deal with it? Why drugs, alcohol and stealing of course. And it really is such a shame. She was a gorgeous girl with a lot of potential that just fell apart. Her multiple trips to rehab and court for her stealing and many DUI’s has done the star no good. There seems to always be something going on that isn’t her fault. Lohan is notorious for the blame game and crazy excuses for her problems. But she could actually be jailed for her latest incident of stealing a necklace from jeweler Kamofie & Company. Best advice: go to jail and just get it over with.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears sans hair. Photo from Creative Commons.

I love Britney Spears. She’s too catchy for her own good, but the girl used to be a bag of cashews (i.e. she was nuts). As one of the must popular artists of all time, Spears has been in the limelight for years. But I think it was the breakup with Justin Timberlake that sent her over the wild edge. She shed her innocent girl next door image and went from sexy to sex slave (as in “I’m a Slave for You”). Every guy wanted to be with her and every girl wanted to be her.

But it was after her failed marriage to Kevin Federline that Spears started to unravel. She made multiple trips to the hospital for mental evaluations. Her two sons were taken from her (with good reason) as she tried to pull herself together. Unfortunately, she didn’t do it in time to save her hair. If you don’t remember Spears’ bald head, you’ve been living under a rock. This got considerable attention, but it seemed to be what the doctor ordered. That and rehab. Ever since, Spears has been on the mend and making another name for herself as a successful artist that still has a huge fan base.

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen "winning." Photo from Creative Commons.

What a hot-mess he is. After being fired from “Two and Half Men,” verbally bashing his boss, ending up in rehab (which could not cure him better than he could cure himself) and claiming himself to be a “rock star from Mars,” Sheen has been labeled an honest to goodness crazy. The outlandish rants that make no sense to anyone, flings with porn stars, reports of abuse from his ex-wives and girlfriends, drinking and drugs makes one wonder why in the world someone hasn’t called him out earlier. Instead of pointing all of these things out over the years (because behavior like this doesn’t happen over night), Sheen gets great jobs, pay raises and beautiful women…what? Tell me I’m not the only one who is confused. The popularity of Sheen is growing, and I’m not sure why. He’s past the point being a bad boy and wild party guy. Sheen has entered crazytown on his massive media train wreck.

These celebrities may be wild, crazy or both. Need a guilty pleasure of drama to keep with? Pick any from this list and you’re sure to be entertained by all the insane nonsense of their lives.