What do you listen to?

Simply put, what groups have you been digging lately and what sort of stuff would you recommend for our humble community of people to check out?  Here are a few from me...

[b]The Renegades[/b]
Based out of Chicago, the frontman for this group is none other than Paul Mutzabaugh who played quads for Cavaliers 97-00. All three CDs they've cut are awesome.  They can best be described as a very ecclectic fusion group. Check out ";On The Make";

[b]Kick the Cat[/b]
Another Chicago-based fusion group. Check out ";Camel Toe vs. Snaggle Tooth"; :-)

[b]The Everyday People[/b]
An Austin-based group that, to me, is almost a mix of Maroon 5 and John Mayer, in terms of the musical content.  Just saw these guys at Galveston and they were pretty darn good.  The guy who is now their drummer is an old high school/drum corps friend of Robbie Green, a member of the forum here. Anyhow check em out...

Those are just what I'm listening to as of late.  Bring on the goodness!
Mingo Fishtrap - Funky, Soulful, New Orleans gumbo, horns, drums, bad ass basslines, if you don't at least investigate you're a fool. All UNT alumni... and as good as they are on the recording, they're twice as good live.

Fishbone - Truth and Soul - Official album of the 89 VK! It's exactly what you'd expect.

Los Munequitos de Mantanzas (Cuban Rumba) - New Album - Tambor de Fuego - Expand your rhythmic vocabulary.... check them out.

Eric Ewazan - Palace of Nine Perfections - for large percussion ensemble

Willie Colon & Ruben Blades - Siembra - Maybe the greatest salsa album of the 70's

The Bad Plus (piano, bass, drums; think Modemski, Martin and Wood on acid) - Give & These are the Vistas - Tracks of note - Cheney Pinata, arr. of ";Smells Like Teen Spirit";, & Frog and Toad. I promise you'll smile really big when you hear it.....

Rachmaninoff - ";Isle of the Dead"; & ";The Rock";- why hasn't a drum corps done these yet?

Mike Huestis
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