"Stump the thread" was a reference to a game I play in bars called "stump the bartender"- it's amazing how many bartenders in my town don't know how to make an Old Fashioned.
The "local" bands I mentioned were only "Local" in the sense of "The same continent", and one of them wasn't even that. I suppose I should have said "There are some really unknown bands out there, lets spread the word!".
I know you weren't serious; that's what the =P meant.