15 New York City Bands You Should Know

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By Gus Turner

New York may be best known as the birthplace of hip-hop, but there are a whole host of bands based in the city who are making it a musically vibrant and exciting place to be. This has always been the case, from Velvet Underground and Talking Heads to more recent bands like The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, and St. Vincent, but there's a lot ore going on besides the marquee names. Here are 15 bands from New York that you should know.

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  • Kleeberg

    I love lists like these. Sounds like I have some bands to check out.

  • morrissey

    san francisco next!

  • ooohello

    “Julian Casablancas”
    “Brooklyn electronic indie”
    “Tanlines”

    I give you 20 seconds to prove me wrong.

    Nope, I was right. Foster the People must be on hiatus.and these assholes stepped in.

  • ooohello

    If you need further proof that New York has been completely defanged listen to this bullshit list.

  • JC

    This is basically a Neon Gold Records appreciation post.