Sounds like: '80s dark wave mixed with grunge rock.
Fun fact: The guys claim to be “the most boring band ever. We're just four friends who play music together. We didn't meet because we are musicians; that part came second.” They don't party at all and they're all relatively sober. “The backstage at our shows is so un-rock 'n' roll.”
Find them: facebook.com/astorianstigmata, astorianstigmata.tumblr.com, youtube.com/AstorianStigmata, soundcloud.com/astorian-stigmata
Sounds like: An energetic punk rock explosion blended with a dash of emo. They are as if Green Day made one of The Menzingers' albums when they were in their 20s, full of honest lyrics about life's frustrations.
Fun fact: Their drummer Joe has been mistaken for pop star Ed Sheeran on six separate occasions.
Find them: apologiesihavenone.co.uk, facebook.com/apologiesihavenone, Twitter: @apologiesihave0, apologiesihavenone.bandcamp.com
Los Angeles, Calif.
Sounds like: Pop rock filled with haunting and anguished lyrics that draw you in and kick you in the face with the punch line.
Fun fact: Myers spent the first five years of her life in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains, where she was raised by a truck driver father and a Jehovah's Witness mother.
Find them: megmyers.com, facebook.com/meginthedark, youtube.com/meginthedark, meginthedark.tumblr.com, Twitter: @megmyers