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Bands that play pretty regularly in Portland, OR

01. Tragedy- "The Ending Fight" (Can We Call This Life 7'' EP)
02. Mirah- "Cold Cold Water" (Advisory Committee)
03. Menomena- "Wet and Rusting" (Friend And Foe)
04. The Thermals- "Here's to Your Future" (The Body, The Blood, The Machine)
05. The Decemberists- "Red Right Ankle" (Her Majesty the Decemberists)

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Compiled by: Gillybird86

As much as I love Mason Jennings, I tried to stay away from the more widely popular bands/artists. Though these bands/artists come from areas of Minnesota other than just Minneapolis and St Paul, that is where I'd say the "music scene is" and where most of them play. All of these bands can be found on MySpace. And except Meredith Fierke, they can also be found on iTunes. Meredith has one album out, but has only just recently released it.

01. Cloud Cult - "Bobby's Spacesuit" (Advice From The Happy Hippo)
02. Skittish - "Phantom's Toast (Tragedy Of The Commons)
03. Meredith Fierke - "Train's Song" (The Procession)
04. The Plagiarists -"Lonely Love" (Literal Scene)
05. Roma di Luna - "Plenty" (Find Your Way Home)

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Compiled by: dorkmuffin

I'm a little late to jump on the bandwagon, but I figured I'd go with people currently performing in Philly. There's a decent (but not terribly comprehensive) cross-section of genres here (though hip-hop is sadly missing).

01. Drink Up Buttercup - "Gods and Gentlemen" (Born and Thrown on a Hook)
02. Dr Dog - "The Rabbit, the Bat, and the Reindeer" (Fate)
03. Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer - "Death or Radio" (Schematics)
04. The Low Budgets - "Craft Fair" (Leave Us A Loan)
05. Paint it Black - "Exit Wounds" (Paradise)

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Compiled by: whitetieyoudie

New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

01. Full of Fancy - "Hot Tub" (Sweet Baby Jesus)
02. Screaming Females - "Limbs" (What if Someone is Watching Their T.V.?)
03. Little Lungs - "Atlantic Bridge" (Hoist Me Up! 7")

04. The Measure [SA] - "The Moment You Said Yes" (Old Crow 7")
05. The Hunchback - "Werse Houses" (Pray For Scars)

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Compiled by: saradactyl

Welcome to Des Moines/Iowa City.

01. The Poison Control Center - "Make Love a Star" (A Collage of Impressions)

02. Christopher the Conquered - "The Wolf Shall Lie Down" (I Guess That's What We're Dying For..)

03. Escape the Floodwater - "Snake Train" (Whiskey Will Fix It)

04. William Elliott Whitmore - "When Push Comes to Love" (Ashes to Dust)

05. Death Ships - "Maybe Arkansas" (untitled)

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Compiled by: billybass

Nashville, TN

01. Silver Jews - "Tennessee" (Bright Flight)
02. Caitlin Rose - "Docket" (Dead Flowers EP)
03. Eff Barzelay - "Lose Big" (Lose Big)
04. Old Crow Medicine Show - "Highway Halo" (Tennessee Pusher)
05. Gillian Welsh - "I Dream a Highway" (Time (The Revelator))

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