Last week, during SxSw in Austin I witnessed a great many bands as I browsed the streets. Literally every bar had a band playing. Some were on stages, some on the floor, a some bands even set up in the middle of the street. I heard over 1,700 bands were crowded in Austin. On a typical tour we play with several different bands from day to day. And if you look on myspace you'll find hundreds of thousands of bands/artists. It makes me wonder what makes a band or artist stick out above the rest.
Some will say its the vocals, others say its about the songs, and there are some who say it's