Liz O. Baylen
Sunday, May 30, 2010 | 12:05 a.m.
Sure, you know who Third Eye Blind and Good Charlotte are. Here are five others from Thursday's Bamboozle Roadshow at The Joint you could be hearing a lot more from soon:
The Ready Set: The alternative-pop version of Justin Bieber, plus four years. This ladies man has the perfectly-styled-messy-hair look down. And his buttery lyrics and electronically enhanced vocals don't hurt his likability either. Did we mention he's Pete Wentz-endorsed?
A Cursive Memory: You might not find Cursive's Tim Kasher rocking out to these LA pop-rockers, but you don't have to search hard to find supporters. The catchy quartet has been featured on "The Real World" and "The Simple Life." Next up, a ballad for "The Bachelorette"?
Vita Chambers: Hitting up not one but two festivals this summer — you'll see this Barbados-born artist's name on Bamboozle and Lilith Fair posters. Move over Avril, for a funkier take on pop-rock.
Shwayze: Alternative rap? Indie hip-hop? No matter how you classify it, it's easily the most unique of the Roadshow's offerings. Snoop Dogg digs it — that's him "Livin' It Up," by lending his vocals to the opening track on latest album "Let It Beat."
Hellogoodbye: Turning out easily digestible, synth-filled tunes has landed these O.C. power-popsters tours with everyone from Saves the Day to Hanson since 2001. Are they coming or going? Ask us in another nine years.
— Originally published in Las Vegas Weekly