Whether it’s a band they’ve toured with, or a band they’ve collaborated with, or even a band Mike’s recommended on his blog. Is there one that you’re now a fan of that you weren’t before you heard them?
Projekt Revolution’s a great way to experience different, newer bands. For me personally, I’ve become big fans of The Used (2004), and Atreyu and 10 Years (2008).
I never actually saw The Used in 2004 (I made it to the show after they played), but while doing some research one time I stumbled across their Berth DVD, and one of the chapters in the Berth section is titled PROJECT REVOLUTION. They talk mainly about how it was their first exposure to a major tour and how much fun they had. It also shows footage of Bert running onto LP’s stage and screaming with Chester on Faint. It also bears mentioning that Mark Fiore was a camera operator for the bonus concert footage included.
(If this counts) One other band (though they never toured the States together) is Silverstein. I had actually bought an LP shirt one time at some random music shop. On the way out they handed me a sampler with a couple Silverstein songs on it. I’ve been a fan ever since.