Growing and building influence in the area and touring a bunch, I met all sorts of crazy musicians, but I’d like to focus on “Wmass.” It’s a vibrant and sprawling scene and I thought it’d be neat to share it with twoism.
Granted some of the artists have moved on to different places, they originated in the Pioneer Valley.
Guerilla Toss: Psychedelic Avante-Funk Punk craziness w some Brian Eno influence. Some members might know about them already. They’re wild live!
Tundrastomper: On hiatus, insane trippy all over the place proggy punk music, musical virtuosos featuring one of the greatest drummers / / musicians I’ve ever met (Zach Hill tier insanity).
Carinae: Textural, Psychedelic Groovey Rock, very 60’s / 70s vibes
OroborO: heavy, bizarro noisey rock, with an incredible girl singer. (Yes I’m promoting my band lol). For fans of Qotsa, Primus, St. Vincent.
Wishbone Zoe: Psychedelic abstract genius weirdness, Animal Collective fans may really love her.
Boyfriend Machine: Psychedelic rock band, written by a friend who’s insanely talented and has more projects I can count. Definitely for fans of Tame Impala.
Show me the Body: Hardcore punk / noise rock. They have Death Grips vibes. I’m sure a few of you know them.
Homebody: Experimental Electronic Trip Hop stuff. Really nice atmosphere. Sometimes reminds me of early Autechre.
Snowhaus: Pop Punk with insane chops and another of the best drummers I’ve ever known. Pop Punk is not usually my thing, but they’re incredibly fun live. Filled in for them a few times and their stuff sounds a lot easier to play than it is.
There’s so many more to add to this thread, but here’s a few to share. Excuse the occasionally silly music video lol