Cream of the Local Scene: Musically They're All Over the Map

The L.A. music scene continued to diversify in 1993, expanding, if possible, on the eclecticism that marked last year's list. Rap, folk, grunge, roots, new wave, pop-rock, industrial and more are represented in this look at new acts that made the biggest area impact this year .

Green Thumb: Singer Buck Murphy left Liquid Jesus to form Green Thumb with guitarist Bill Armstrong. After playing a few low-key shows and circulating a demo, the group is busy fielding label offers for its dense, organic, sometimes chaotic post-grunge assault.

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