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imthatonegirl
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:29 pm  Reply with quote



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I love the protomen, im looking for similar shows in socal any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:59 pm  Reply with quote



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Good luck. There are very few bands that have the theatricality and the awesomeness of the Protomen.

You'll just have to ask yourself, what particular elements are you looking for Moar of? If it's dudes in helmets and costumes, there's, er ah, Powerglove (I'm not fond of them but some people are; I'm sure they're nice people I just don't really dig their music) and I've heard good things about Urizen (who have opened for Protoguys) but bands like this are scarce.

If you're looking for bands that sound like the Protomen, well not a lot of bands sound like Act I but there's tons that sound like Act II and most of them are from the 80s.

If you're looking for other bands that play music about, related to or from video games then you might want to look into The Megas, Metroid Metal, Rare Candy, Entertainment System or any of the other bands from Bitgen Gamer Fest or MAGFest or other kinds of these things. Unfortunately, the "scene" for this is mostly on the East coast (with the exception of the Megas who are literally from SoCal) so going to see these bands could get expensive.

If you're looking for other bands that play rock operas/concept albums, there are fuckloads.

But yeah, that's just a few ideas.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:13 am  Reply with quote



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How about bands which combine rock(& roll) with Morricone-style Western score music?
Or bands which incorporate, uhm... I think it's Mexican music styles? Mariachi? (checked out Metalachi, Ama, but there seem to be only live vids...?)

Words fail me. Bands/songs which sound like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_sBOsh-vyI&ob=av2n

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-zDRLkdN9o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0DNFuMmM7Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW6-vwKzalA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI6984KMSPw
(this track especially is waaaay too short, even on the album)


I need more of this!

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venort
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:46 pm  Reply with quote



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inkbot wrote:
How about bands which combine rock(& roll) with Morricone-style Western score music?
Or bands which incorporate, uhm... I think it's Mexican music styles? Mariachi? (checked out Metalachi, Ama, but there seem to be only live vids...?)

Words fail me. Bands/songs which sound like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_sBOsh-vyI&ob=av2n

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-zDRLkdN9o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0DNFuMmM7Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW6-vwKzalA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI6984KMSPw
(this track especially is waaaay too short, even on the album)


I need more of this!


how have I not heard anything by ghoultown before? they are AWESOME, it's like a cross between hate lives in a small town and voltaire's other stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:05 am  Reply with quote



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inkbot wrote:
How about bands which combine rock(& roll) with Morricone-style Western score music?
Or bands which incorporate, uhm... I think it's Mexican music styles? Mariachi? (checked out Metalachi, Ama, but there seem to be only live vids...?)

Words fail me. Bands/songs which sound like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_sBOsh-vyI&ob=av2n

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-zDRLkdN9o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0DNFuMmM7Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW6-vwKzalA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI6984KMSPw
(this track especially is waaaay too short, even on the album)


I need more of this!


YES, METALACHI. :D
They have like 3 actual studio recordings on their website .

venort wrote:
how have I not heard anything by ghoultown before? they are AWESOME, it's like a cross between hate lives in a small town and voltaire's other stuff.


Ghoultown is an amazing band. They played with The Protomen once. I think it was the Goon Anniversary party. Yeeeeeah it was cause I also got to see Calabrese there.

God, that show was so fucking good. I love those bands so much.

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