Yep, some of these bands aren't very "new" but hell I ain't got time to make a page for every band on the planet with strung out chick looking dudes. Here's a few off the top of my head that I thought were worth checking out.
Remember the first time you heard a rock band that was so exciting, you just had to share their music with everyone you knew? Whether it was The Ramones or AC/DC or Guns n Roses makes no difference, it became your mission to blast those righteous sounds upon unsuspecting ears. Prepare to relive that experience with the Backyard Babies-a raw tattoo that rocks sonically with brazen heart and voluminous punch.
THE BLACK HALOS
THE HISTORY OF......THE BLACK HALOS Born: 1993/1994. It began as the Black Market Babies, with a couple of West Coast tours supporting the Murder City Devils but by the first album (self-titled) for Die Young Stay Pretty/Sub Pop in 1998 it became THE BLACK HALOS. Touring heavily across the US and Canada, THE BLACK HALOS shared stages with such bands as The Murder City Devils, L7, Lost Goat, The Gimmicks, The Vibrators, D.O.A., Gang Green, Zen Guerilla, The Hellacopters, Wayne Kramer, Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Nikki Sudden, American Heartbreak, The Dragons, The Donnas, Nebula, Supersuckers, The Catheters, and Zeke. In 2001, THE BLACK HALOS released a second album "The Violent Years" on SubPop as well as Warner/Canada and Warner/Japan with exclusive extra tracks . Touring endlessly once again, this time BH performed with The Offspring, Millencolin, Gob, and dates on the Warped Tour. One year after "Violent Years" release THE BLACK HALOS attempted to call it quits but reformed after offers to play Spain with such bands as Zen Guerilla, Arthur Lee and Love, Electric Frankenstein, and Danzig. STILL TOURING THE EARTH SINCE 1999
The fall of 2000 was a time of innocence. Clinton was President. The Twin Towers were still standing. And Bob Seger still had his dignity. Then the Briefs burst onto the scene like a neutron bomb with the audaciously titled "Hit After Hit" and the punk rock landscape was changed forever.... The finest punk-pop band in existence these days, this Seattle quartet makes mincemeat out of whatever goateed/ball-capped/Doc Marten'ed whiner brigade that's now littering altie-rock playlists simply by adhering to the good ol' "1977 and nothing but" formula.
* Mark Thorn - vocals
* Zuri Z - bass
* Rich van Kerr - guitar
* Jonni Scarlett - guitar
* Mike Fury - drums
Bubblegum Screw are a new London rock'n'roll band formed in June 2006. We are mainly influenced by the harder-edged 1970s New York punk bands, some 70s trash glam, as well as garage and punk from all decades. We're on a rock'n'roll mission and we take no prisoners.
The L.A.-based band broke onto the national scene in 1999 with their self-titled debut album, produced by Terry Date and Sex Pistol Steve Jones, for DreamWorks Records. They scored with such hit Modern Rock singles as "Lit Up," "Check Your Head" and "For The Movies," prompting Entertainment Weekly to rave, "Coming on like the Black Crowes by way of AC/DC, this L.A.-based band is at its best blasting its way through hard-hitting riff rockers." Melody Maker boasted, "A band who kick arse cos that's why God gave us shoes." Q said "The rumpty-tumpty groove of AC/DC and songs which recall such long-forgotten Sunset Strip bands as Junkyard and Little Caesar. a hugely entertaining record."
TODD YOUTH: Vocals/Guitar (Murphy's Law, D-Generation, Danzig, Motorhead)
SKYE VAUGHAN JAYNE: Vocals/Guitar (Bullets And Octane, Black Market Saints)
JOHNNY MARTIN: Bass/Vocals
KARL ROSQVIST (A.K.A. ROCKFIST): Drums
Influences: New York Dolls, The Joneses, Kiss, MC5, Chuck Berry, Motorhead, The Ramones, The Hellacopters, The Heartbreakers, The Stooges
After a late night filled with shots of 151, Bo (bass) was speeding home. He lost consciousness and awoke to a face full of airbag and his car wrapped around a telephone pole. He called Shaun (lead vocals), not to pull him out of the heap, but to tell him that he'd found the perfect name for the band they would form: a rock n' roll trainwreck called Crash Midnight. They quickly recruited lead guitarist, and veteran of the Columbus, Ohio punk rock scene, Alex Donaldson and guitarist, out of Philly, rocker Matt Monroe. These two would form the raw blues heart and soul of Crash Midnight, exploding with unbridled rock riffs. They strove to infuse the modern-rock music scene with the genuine punk attitude and credibility it sorely lacks. Boston native Tony Blaze was brought on board to lay down the drum grooves and provide the rock-hard ledge for Shaun's vocals to leap off. Crash Midnight is pure rock n' roll, out of control and proud of it. In the span of just a year, Crash Midnight has toured the Northeast and Mid-West, building a fan base of over 50,000 plus. This caught the attention of Producer/Engineer, Paul Santo (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton) which led to the band signing a production deal with him in the spring of 2006.
THE LEGENDARY SWAGGER
The Legendary Swaggers earliest sound was influenced by the thriving Southern California punk scene. Wanting to expand the sound to encompass more garage rock overtones, The Legendary Swagger pulled from some of their favorite bands, such as The Clash and The Replacements, to create a sound that had the power of punk but with a solid balance of melody and rock and roll groove. The last twist to the sound was Geoffs saxophone, rounding out the sound and bringing the music to a new maturity level. In 2005 and 2006 The Legendary Swagger shared the stage with such notable acts as Cadillac Tramps, Agent Orange, Shattered Faith, The Black Halos and Bullets N Octane.
NEW GENERATION SUPERSTARS
New Generation Superstars are dripping with pure filth and sleaziness. Immediately evident is that they've been injected with a delightful dose of punk rock and their fast paced output is energetic, powerful and in the modern world of music still highly relevant. Armed with 3 more chords than the Ramones ever had, they ooze excessive rock and roll so much!
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Prima Donna are one of the few new Rock N Roll bands worth mentioning from Los Angeles. Five guys with a foot in the past and a foot in the present creating excellent garage influenced music to swagger to. Singer/guitarist Kevin Preston could teach a frontman class and has spent time with both The Skulls & Foxboro Hot Tubs(Green Day's side project). Also keyboardist/saxophone player Aaron Minton always brings a nice extra layer of shine to the guitar rock. bass, drums blueprint. The band has racked up over 400 shows including 3 tours of Europe and a stint opening for Green Day in Asia. Do yourself a favor and check out thier "After Hours" CD. Your jaded ears will thank you.
The Vacancies are a Punk/Rock band with a purpose, which is speaking up for individual rights, freedom and hope for the "working man/woman". Catchy melodies, fierce guitars and a driving backbeat give them a sound that is reminiscent and fresh at the same time. Members Billy Crooked (vocals), Michael James (guitar/vocals), BO (bass), Dave (guitar/vocals) and Kevin (drums) bring a mix of influences ranging from classic punk/hardcore, 50's rock, 70's rock/glam and reggae to the writing table. These boys have been developing and spreading their infectious sound since 1998 from their hometown of Cleveland Ohio. The band has released their latest album "A Beat Missing or a Silence Added" on Blackheart Records and was produced by Joan Jett. The Vacancies have shared the stage with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Flogging Molly, The Dwarves, The Cramps, The Buzzcocks, The Hives, Stiff Little Fingers, The Casualties, Rise Against, The Supersuckers, Throw Rag, Murphy's Law and stops on The Warped Tour and The Bamboozle to name a few. The band pride themselves on their energetic and intense live shows leaving behind blood, sweat and hope for an industry stricken with shame and disillusionment. Let's get behind one another and take Rock N' Roll back....two ears at a time. V!.