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100 BANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN 2011
Pop bands? Check. Metal to the core? Affirmative. Intrinsically indie? We got ‘em. Welcome to AP’s annual guide to the sweetest sounds of the next 12 months. Our motto this year was “no genre left behind,” and we’re pretty sure we’ve compiled enough of them here to give your hard-drive some heft while curling your toes in the process. And if you don’t like any of it, feel free to throw away the magazine, let a hairbrush be your microphone and proceed to lip-synch in the mirror to “Tik Tok.”
BLACK VEIL BRIDES
Don’t tell Andy Six he can’t like Alkaline Trio and Mötley Crüe—unless you want a stiletto boot heel thrust into your eye.