This or That: Nickelback? Or Just Another Crappy Local Band?

Welcome to This or That, a weekly segment here on DC9 where we stream an unmarked song and ask, simply enough, "Is this [POP BAND X] or just another crappy local band?" Why? Because we don't think you'll be able to tell the difference between the real thing and the crappier, cheaper knockoff.

Since exploding onto the pop radio scene with "How You Remind Me" way back in 2005, Nickelback has, for better or worse (but more likely the latter), been the biggest band in America. And with the release of Dark Horses, the band's latest full-length, on November 18, there's really no reason to believe that middle Americans won't continue to eat up the Canadian band's middle of the road post-grunge rock. So it's no wonder, then, that we continue to see swarms and swarms of likeminded acts popping up on national radio (Daughtry) and even at venues in our own backyard (Curtain Club, Firewater).

Which brings us to this week's stream...

..and this week's question: Is this a new, deep cut off Nickelback's Dark Horses? Or just a crappy area pretender? And if the latter, which crappy area pretender is it?

(And, after the jump, the answer to last week's query.)

Forty percent of you hit the nail right on the head: The song from last week's segment was, indeed, "The Journey" from area alt-rockers Sleeperstar. Well done!

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