I'll toss out a few names...
If you haven't heard, check out a band "Spoon
also Saul Williams
For something a littel heavier try Snot
, a groove/stoner metal band with some ska vibes and some sort of bluesy breakdowns. Also Unearth
if you are in the mood for something heavy... killer riffs!
As for more Chill sutff, there's The Cat Empire
, ska/salsa/reggae Aussie band with horn section and all...
- Really cool dude, sings in English, Spanish and French, very different but great sun-shine music!
- Elctro-chill type stuff, very cool.
More Chill/Hip-Hop type stuff:
- Welcome to Jamrock
- Blues fusion type hip-hop. look for newer albums
- Don't know much about, but cool and has Aqua Teen Hunger Force samples, how bad could it be!
Also Zach de la Rocha
from Rage Against The machine has some assorted tracks floating around on the net, they're all decent, I just like 'em cause it's so good to hear Zach again! mmmm reunion...
Last but not least my rock-ish types to suggest would be:
John Mayer Trio
- Try! - Live Blues album, very very good, not like his pop stuff.
She Wants Revenge
- You've probably heard that song with the line "as I whisper in your ear, 'I want to fucking tear you apart'" in the monotonus voice... well they're allright.
The Black Keys
- two guys who used to do landscapping for a living and suddenly hit it big, indie-style. Just two guys, guitar and drums. very stripped down but bluesy.
- Jack White and friends, I'm digin' it.
There you go, what can I say, I've got spare time
Hope this helps... who am I kidding I just love any excuse to talk music