I was surfing around checking out some of the acts on the Coachella bill that I wasn't familiar with when I found the fuzzy hard stoner desert rock of Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band. Brant was previously in Kyuss and Fu Manchu. Check out some tunes:
Since this band is pretty easy listening, it's not going to fall within the classic definition of alternative, but they were an important part of the musical landscape for me and were part of the early 90s indie movement, so I'm including them in this series.
Wild Strawberries are Roberta Carter-Harrison and Ken Harrison. Their 1994 album Bet You Think I'm Lonely garnered them several hits and a Best New Band Juno nomination. Check out some of this duo's fantastic music.
Dave Hause is a singer-songwriter from Philly. His music is pure, storytelling songwriting at it's finest. It's got elements of great roots and rock music that I'm sure comes across amazingly well on stage. He's got two full-length albums, 2011's Resolutions and the 2013 release, Devour.
He's on tour and hits Toronto for an appearance next Wednesday, April 22 at The Horseshoe Tavern.with Kalle Mattson and Rob Moir. I hope I'm able to be there.