The Best of Me
The Starting Line was one of those bands I never saw on TV or heard on the radio, but the group carried Blink 182-level clout at my high school. Every talent show or "concert" had at least one Starting Line covere and I saw them in concert three times before I graduated.
Plus, is there a lead singer that embodies early-2000s punk better than Kenny Vasoli? Just look at that YouTube screencap: bleached hair with dark eyebrows, puka shell necklace, and a tight t-shirt. He's also one of the few lead singers I've ever seen play the bass.
I never did learn the origin story behind who discovered them first but it's a real possibility that if no one ever told me about The Starting Line, I could have missed them completely.