With the outpour of music from the U.S.’s biggest cities, sometimes it’s tough to remember that there are great bands in smaller towns throughout the country and world making awesome music.  Vibrant local scenes usually only make it to the forefront of American consciousness if one of their bands breaks through to the mainstream.  The smaller bands are then more well known (the trickle-up effect?).  Stereogum writer Tom Breihan recently pointed to a video by The Invisible Hand, a pop-punkish band from his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.