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Alternative Rock

Karnivool

Karnivool is a five-piece progressive rock group based in Perth, Australia that was formed by Ian Kenny in 1996, who at the time filled the roles of both guitarist and vocalist for the band while they played Carcass and Nirvana covers. Their name stems from the band being initially described by local fans as "a bunch of clowns". Their style of music can be classified as both progressive rock and alternative rock, with alternative metal undertones. Major influences of the band are Nirvana, Radiohead, Meshuggah, Pink Floyd, Tool, Soundgarden and Carcass.

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The Falls

There are at least two bands with this name: 1. The Falls are a rockabilly group from Minneapolis. 2.
Simon Rudston-Brown - Vocals/Guitar
Melinda Kirwin - Vocals/Piano
Jak Housden - Guitar Paul Housden - Bass
Gerard Masters - Keys
Terepai Richmond - Drums "a boy from darlo. a girl from darwin. and a band" - The Falls are a Sydney-based band who play every Wednesday at the Hotel Hollywood in Surry Hills.

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Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World formed in Mesa, Arizona, United States in 1993. They are associated with an array of genres including alternative rock, indie rock and pop punk. Singer/guitarist Jim Adkins and drummer Zach Lind, who had been friends since kindergarten, joined forces with co-vocalist/guitarist Tom Linton and bass player Mitch Porter to try their hand at music. In its early years the band emulated the style of their punk rock influences, and they eventually recorded and released three singles and a full-length, self-titled album on local label Wooden Blue Records.

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Wheatus

Wheatus is a rock band from Northport, New York formed by Brendan Brown (vocals, guitar) in 1998. After writing a few songs, Brown enlisted his brother Peter Brown (drums) and Rich Ligey (bass) to record a demo. In 1999 the band signed with Columbia Records and released their debut album, Wheatus, the following year. This album contained the band's first, and so far biggest, hit, Teenage Dirtbag (from the movie Loser).

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Versa Emerge

vice versa: with the order changed : with the relations reversed
emerge: to rise from an obscure or inferior position or condition Through endless member metamorphosis and what seemed to be a constant subjection to the opposite forces of the universe, VersaEmerge (now graced for the first time with a solid line-up) is finally becoming the band, and people, they've worked so vigorously and tirelessly to become.

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Cog

There are at least three bands that are named Cog. 1) Cog is a rock band from Sydney, New South Wales. Cog consists of members Flynn Gower (lead guitar, lead vocals), Lucius Borich (drums, samples, backing vocals) and Luke Gower (bass guitar and backing vocals), who have been a band since 1998. Flynn Gower and Lucius Borich (the son of renowned Australian blues guitarist Kevin Borich) were friends at their Bondi high school in the 1980s.

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The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady is a Brooklyn-based rock band formed by vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn (ex-Lifter Puller) in 2004. Wanting to capture the sound of bands such as The Replacements and The Grifters, he recruited guitarist Tad Kubler (also ex-Lifter Puller), drummer Judd Counsell, and bassist Galen Polivka. In 2005 the band grew to include Franz Nicolay (of The World/Inferno Friendship Society) on keyboards and Bobby Drake took over on drums following Counsell's departure.

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Ben Harper and Relentless7

An American rock band formed in 2008 by Ben Harper. The current lineup consists of Ben Harper (vocals, guitar/slide guitar), Jason Mozersky (lead guitar), Jesse Ingalls (bass and keyboards), and Jordan Richardson (drums). Harper met Jason Mozersky in the late nineties when Mozersky was working for an Austin, Texas music promoter. Mozersky was chauffering Harper to a gig, and asked if he could play a demo for his band, Wan Santo Condo. Harper resisted initially, fearing the music would interfere with his mental preparation for the show, but then felt remorseful and agreed to hear the demo.

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Horsell Common

Horsell Common were an Australian band from Melbourne, Victoria that was formed in 2001. They made their live debut in early 2002, following this up with a string of EPs, and released their first full-length album The Rescue on 29 September 2007. The first single off the album - titled "Good From Afar" - was released on 1 September 2007 and received national airplay on the triple j radio station.