Not many people know this, but a friend of mine was in japan last year, possibly the year before, anyway, they were over there over valentines day and they were feeling very lonely and didn’t know who to write a valentines day card to, so they chose Grizzly, the character of Super Crunchy Fun Grizzly, who was the character of a Japanese cereal. Anyway he got a letter back the very next day, signed Sincerely, Grizzly.
The Raveonettes are a rock and roll duo formed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2001. Comprising Sune Rose Wagner (guitar, instruments, vocals) and Sharin Foo (guitar and vocals), their music is characterized by close two-part vocal harmony inspired by The Everly Brothers, coupled with hard-edged electric guitar overlaid with liberal doses of noise. The name, The Raveonettes, is a direct reference to The Ronettes, and Buddy Holly's song Rave On!.
Hailing from NEWTOWN, Australia, The Art has busted down the doors of the rock scene by performing with the likes of Marilyn Manson, Sonic Youth, and NIN. After Touring America, their most current Aussie dates brought them home to Big Day Out and allowed them to share a stage with Them Crooked Vultures. Having recently completed recording their debut album in Austin, Texas with Chris "Frenchie" Smith (Jet, Trail Of The Dead, Dandy Warhols), they have returned home to join the Pixies on their Australian/New Zealand tour.
Since forming as a five piece in September 2008 ARC ICARUS have kept to a busy schedule of packed-out shows while continually writing bigger, better and bolder tunes, all the while with big toothy smiles on their faces. Musically evolving all the time the quintet pride themselves on their ingenuity, their self-challenging attitude, their unabashed hunger for the 'next gig', and their ability to make the most out of every situation.
The Classic Crime is a Seattle-based alternative rock band. They released their Tooth & Nail debut album, 'Albatross', in 2006. It marked the fastest first-week sales for a new artist in the history of T&N. The band members are Matt MacDonald (vocals), Justin DuQue (guitar), Robert "Cheeze" Negrin (guitar), Alan Clark (bass), and Paul "Skip" Erickson (drums). While touring in support of their full-length album Albatross, the band created the Acoustic EP: Seattle Sessions, which was simply a compilation of songs they created while on the road.
The Damned Things is an American heavy metal supergroup composed of Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy, Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die, and Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano of Anthrax. The band's debut album Ironiclast was released on December 14, 2010 through Island Records. The band's name is inspired by the lyrics in Ram Jam's '70s version of "Black Betty". Guitarist Joe Trohman has mentioned that in the album, the band was aiming for a blues-oriented...
Chumbawamba is a Leeds based English anarchist music group. It evolved from its punk roots, through pop, techno, and various other styles, to the folk group which it is now. The band is known for its polyphony and its non-conformant lyrics. In 2010, Chumbawamba is touring Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Czech Republic promoting their 2010 folk album 'ABCDEFG'. The band was formed in 1982 from two other bands based in Yorkshire, The Passion Killers and Chimp Eats Banana.
Juliana Hatfield (born July 27, 1967 in Wiscasset, Maine, United States), is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter from the Boston area, formerly of the indie rock band Blake Babies. The daughter of Philip M. Hatfield (a radiologist) and The Boston Globe fashion critic Julie Hatfield, Juliana was born in Maine and grew up in the Boston suburb of Duxbury. She acquired a love of rock music during the 1970s, having been introduced by a babysitter to the music of the seminal Los Angeles punk rock band <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/X" class="bbcode_artist">X</a>, which proved a life-changing experience.
The Primitive Calculators were an Australian post punk band of the 1970s, known for their use of a screeching Mosrite Ventures model guitar, primitive synthesizers (a Wasp and Roland SH2) along with an electronic organ played through effects pedals, and an extra fast drum machine keeping time (Roland CR-78). Their frantic, low-fidelity sound pumped out of Marshall Combo amplifiers. Loudly. Their music was influenced by proto-punk New York acts like The Godz, The Velvet Underground, Texas 60's psychedelic punk...
The Tea Party is a Canadian rock band from Windsor, Ontario, with blues, progressive rock and Middle Eastern influences who formed in 1990 and disbanded in October 2005. They reformed in 2011 to play some shows in Canada. They have released seven albums commercially during their time together. Guitarist and vocalist Jeff Martin, who has perfect pitch, was also producer for almost all of their albums.