In this, the information age, this kind of information is much easier to get, if you are willing to look. I am willing to look. I spend a lot of time looking for great music and trying to read between the lines to figure out what is shit hot and where to get it. Most of the music that will be covered can be purchased from the bands themselves or their labels or downloaded from torrent sites, other blogs, or file sharing sites. Most of it is very hard to find in a record shop over here on The Rock
If any info is wrong or if the links don't work, fuck it, I've got a lot on my plate.
My current fave is Jay Reatard, Memphis Tennesee's most prolific musician over the last 10 years or so. 40+ albums. The Reatards, The Lost Sounds, Angry Angles, Destruction Unit, Terror Visions, Bad Times, The Final Solutions, the list is nearly endless. Most of it is top notch. His work as Jay Reatard over the last couple of years has been fairly rockin. His full length, Blood Visions, is a great piece of work and is pretty easy to get your hands on. Most of the 7's, especially the earlier ones, are a bit more trouble. Most of them are on shattered records and in the red records. Another good place to look is Goner Records which from what I can tell, is a pretty hip Memphis record store.
He's got a pretty good mix of his stuff on his myspace page along with a few more videos and links to loads of other bands he's been in.
So here's a taste of what I'm on about.