One of our goals here at Marooners’ Rock is to cover more than just video games; we want to cover movies, TV, music, comics, and more. A friend dubbed it “Transmedia.” Well, it’s time to make good on that goal. My personal contribution to help kickstart it is a weekly series called “The Best Bands You’ve Never Heard Of.” This new series will try to open up our readers to new sounds they may otherwise never have heard. Granted, not all of these are going to be overwhelmingly rare; some of them may have even achieved minor mainstream success.
That being said, I think a warning is in order: I am a big fan of punk rock, hardcore, and ska, so a majority of the bands presented as a part of the series will fall into one of those genres. I realize that those sounds aren’t for everyone, so I’m opening the series up to submissions from our readers. Is there a band that you feel doesn’t get the credit it deserves? Is there a well-kept secret you’re bursting to let out? Send me an email with the band name, a bit of history/backstory for the band, any experiences you’ve had with live shows or the band, where you first heard of them, and (if possible) links to some of their songs. I’ll edit it/put it together, and post it up with credit for the submission. I do, however, reserve the right to refuse any submission that I feel totally sucks. Hey, it’s my series, after all.
If any of you bastards send me Creed, Nickelback, or Coldplay as your Best Band submission, I will be quite irate.