For those of you into non-radio/indie/not-yer-average rock stuff, I've decided to post this. If someone had done this when I first got to San Marcos, I would have been quite thankful.
Now of course I'm going to have to push Holding 1 first. People have called us "mathy, progressive, ambient, cortex-frying," etc. We have 3 CD's out now, and a new & improved quartet line-up. We have free MP3's on our website, as well as video, pics and more. Come check us out.
Next I'm going to push Eidalon. First known around town as "Redshift," I think Eidalon is one of the best bands to ever hit this town. Also quite mathy and progressive, they have an emotional side that balances the smart stuff quite well, and it all rocks. I haven't seen one person that wasn't impressed at one of their shows.
Fall's Victim is new to San Marcos and the world, but their musicianship shows experience. Featuring trancy/watery guitar riffs, mind-blowing drums with crazy time-signatures and some of the most enchanting violin I've ever heard. Very Very Cool.
Eta Carinae is the final band on my favorite list. I believe they are in the process of moving here from Austin, but I'm not sure. I had no idea what to expect when they hit the stage at Triple Crown, but what followed was pure metal madness with a true sense of taste. Eta Carinae lives up to their namesake. We're glad to have 'em in this town.
(No website just yet, but look for their name!)
Anyway, I just thought I'd step in and give some suggestions.
Any additions folks?