Some music enthusiasts argue that the bands and music coming out of the current generation are nothing but crap. I beg to disagree! Perhaps they don’t have the initiative to take advantage of sources of music and information other than the radio, which is inevitably limited and often commercial and usually focusing mainly on whatever is already popular. This said, you can rarely discover new bands or artists from just listening to the radio. Music magazines and the Internet are better sources.
Every era or generation is never bereft of interesting new bands and music from various genres. All one needs to do basically is research on the Internet about whatever genre she has in mind. Like for instance, if you want to discover new bands or rediscover old ones from the music genre Indie Rock, check out “Indie Rock” on Wikipedia.org and you will find there also an alphabetical “list of Indie Rock musicians,” which includes both old and new artists and bands from various countries. This information applies to other genres of music—Country, Jazz, Pop, Classical, Metal, etc.
Therefore, if you’re a fan of Metallica or Linkin Park but want to try new bands that have similar styles, check out “Heavy Metal.” If you like Eminem and craving for more artists of the same league, check out “Lists of Hip-hop musicians.” If you think Western Classical music ended in the Romantic period of 1800 to 1910, you might be surprised to learn that this kind of music has always been existent—just check out “Classical music.”
To someone who enjoys Pop music in general and only at an entertainment level, the radio may be sufficient to satisfy her music-listening needs. However, to those who regard themselves as music enthusiasts and who prefer specific genres, the Internet (using Wikipedia as a springboard) can be a bountiful ocean.