Kidnap Kid finds himself alongside the top names in the newly emerging UK "Future Bass" scene. Originally picked up by Sheffield imprint Squelch and Clap and recently signed to Black Butter, Kidnap Kid (aka Matt Relton), contributes as a pioneer and originator of an increasingly popular sound born from a generation of tech-savvy young producers.
A strong contender for the most likely-to-be-quoted rapper at the water cooler, Wordburglar\'s lyrically potent oeuvre runs the gamut from thoughtfully casual to ridiculously ludicrous. With finely constructed, whimsical lyrics, a sharp sense of humour and a dedication to true-school rap, \'Burg has carved a niche for himself with audiences across Canada and beyond. www.wordburglar.com
Hi Rhythm is known as being the house band for hit Memphis soul label Hi Records during the 1960's and 70's. They are one of the few bands from this era that has stayed together and maintained all its original members. The band includes the three Hodges brothers, Rev. Charles Hodges (organ), Leroy Hodges (bass), Mabon "Teenie" Hodges (guitar), together with drummer Howard Grimes and Archie "Hubby" Turner (keyboards).
Vintage Trouble formed in 2010 out of the ashes of a few other bands, and not by chance, Ty Taylor (vocal) and Nalle Colt (guitar) teamed up with drummer Richard Danielson and bassist Rick Barrio Dill. They entered The Bomb Shelter Studio, recorded an album\'s worth of material in three days, which was intended to be demos and ended up being pressed into CDs. The Bomb Shelter Sessions became Vintage Trouble's first album.
The Coathangers were a band before they were musicians. The Atlanta quartet started out as an excuse to hang out and play parties. Their jokey attitude ran deep, right down to their name—a self-admittedly crude abortion reference for an all-girl group. The whole knowing-how-to-play-an-instrument thing was just a minor hurdle in their musical mission. And to their credit, The Coathangers stormed onto the scene, regardless of the handicap, as a completely unaffected, unpretentious, deliciously sloppy, and totally infectious rock band.
The UFO Club is a collaboration between The Black Angels\' Christian Bland and Nights Beats\' Lee Blackwell.
Recorded in summer of 2010 at Laguna Studios in Austin, TX, their debut album finds the duo re-imagining 50s pop through the prism of 60s psych and the combined guitar work of Bland and Blackwell. The name is a homage to the legendary UFO Club of Pink Floyd-era 1960s London.
Some people DJ, others make beats. Heads everywhere spit lyrics—either off the dome or noted, and many are even recognized as true MC’s who actually manage to rock a crowd here & there. A few folks get by juggling two or more facets; and even a small number happen to be classically or self-taught piano players, drummers and strummers. Count Bass D does it all.
Peelander-Z is a Japanese band currently in New York. The Band consists of three members: Peelander Yellow, the guitarist and lead singer, Peelander Red, the bassist, and Peelander Green, the drummer, who replaced Peelander Blue. There is also a Peelander Pink that helps out on stage sometimes.
Peelander-Z is a “Japanese super-action comic band.
White Violet is the project of Nate Nelson and Vaughan Lamb. The act is based in Athens, GA and just released its debut, Hiding, Mingling, on Normaltown Records, an imprint of New West. Nelson has toured and recorded with with Maria Taylor, Andy Lemaster, and Nik Freitas. In July, White Violet completed a two week run up the East Coast opening for Futurebirds. White Violet also performed at FMQB\'s AAA Conference in August and at CMJ in mid-October.
It’s not easy to stand out in the proliferating indie rock cliché – a cesspool of mediocrity and forced emulation. Turtle Giant gives any reference of cliché a roundhouse kick to the face.
Formed in 2009, Turtle Giant has been laying the bricks for what has become a multi-national, multi-dimensional musical escapade.
São Paolo/Macau natives, the trio consists of members Frederico Ritchie (Guitar, Bass, Keys, Vocals), António Conceição (Vocals, Guitar, Bass) and Beto Ritchie (Vocals, Drums, Guitar).
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