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Ramsin / March 15, 2010 11:16 AM

This wasn't all that recently, but I "discovered" Daler Mehndi when I was thinking about how India has a billion people, so the biggest star in India is arguably the biggest pop star in the world. Anyway, Daler Mehndi is awesome. The King is Back.

annie / March 15, 2010 11:57 AM

I didn't "discover" Mayer Hawthorne, my husband did, but I'm loving him!

bob / March 15, 2010 12:04 PM

avett bros. - nice country flavor, smart lyrics and really great lyrics. and banjos!

Baldeesh / March 15, 2010 12:25 PM

The Aquabats. Boyfriend is a huge fan and I finally got a chance to see them Saturday night. I had a ridiculously good time.

Mucky Fingers / March 15, 2010 1:36 PM

Miranda Lambert. I love the tough-and-tender fire of country girls!

DJ / March 15, 2010 2:55 PM

Imelda May. She played her first-ever U.S. show at Martyrs last September; she returns triumphantly tonight to Martyrs for a sold-out show after playing the Grammys this February with Jeff Beck. Opens for Jamie Cullom at Park West Wed., too. She might have the best rock-n-roll voice on the planet right now. Definitely going places, and she started her trip around the world right here in Chicago.

Zoup / March 16, 2010 7:59 AM

Listening to Pandora yesterday and Malajube came on the 'Grizzly Bear' channel. AMAZING! A Montreal gang of french singing rock musicians with an indie flair. It has been a short love affair for the past 24 hours. Will see if it lasts, but for now, that is the act that I most recommend.

top geezer / March 16, 2010 12:15 PM

The Megacools. A self-released LP and 7" of recordings from c.2005-07 that the guitarist/vocalist Charles Albright just released in the past couple weeks. The LP is like if Black Flag wore a grin instead of a scowl, and the a-side of the 7" is the best slice of Clean/Oh Sees minimal guitar pop I've heard in ages. And the band is already broke up. Oh, well. At least Charles has new stuff coming soon.

luke / March 16, 2010 1:34 PM

not new but new to me loving Seasick Steve.

luke / March 16, 2010 1:37 PM

um, guess I should pay attention to either what I'm doing or my meeting. Let me try that again. It's not new, but it's new to me: Seasick Steve.

printdude / March 16, 2010 2:43 PM

Red Sparowes

jennifer / March 16, 2010 3:12 PM

I just discovered Red Sparowes via some dude's comment on an internet website. I can safely say that I'll be listening to them for a good solid few weeks.

sb / March 16, 2010 8:03 PM

Tons of stuff - must be spring. I'm always the last to know, so most of my news are old.

No Age, Jucifer, Greenhornes, Night Marchers, Califone. Bunches more.

I've been loving lately. I always wanted my own radio station.

Finally got one.

C-Note / March 17, 2010 7:37 AM

Nathan Brown.

Ellen / March 17, 2010 4:46 PM

Just finally got into a Rue Royale CD that a friend gave me an embarrassingly long time ago. I love it, love it forever!
And thanks for this question! It's great to read everyone's favorites.

faves / March 18, 2010 1:57 PM

Dahler Mehndi sucks, he sings about wanting to marry people.

ASDFGH / August 6, 2011 9:26 AM

Singing about wanting to marry people is better than singing about wanting to bang random strangers in a club.

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