It's an exciting time for music. The barriers to entry are lower than ever and technology has made music-making tools accessible to young people with an internet connection, wherever they live. While much of the conversation in 2018 and 2019 has focused on solo stars and rap music's rise to pop culture's driving force, there are great things happening in bedrooms and garages across the world, and across genres.
These 11 bands are all at different stages in their musical journeys—some are just getting started with buzz-building early singles and others are multiple albums and tours deep—and their music ranges from indie rock to punk, jazz, grunge, and everything in between. However they're approaching making music, each of these bands should be on your radar in 2019.