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The Meanies

The Meanies got together in Melbourne, Australia in 1989 and immediately made a name for themselves with a succession of sold out 7" singles on the Augogo label. They continued the relationship with Augogo (home to Australian groups like Magic Dirt, Scientists and Spiderbait) with the EP "Gangrenous" and the album Come 'n' See in 1991. In this time The Meanies had established themselves as one of Australia's pre-eminent underground rock bands through cultivating a huge all-age following and upsetting the rock establishment by breaking attendance records in the nation's capital cities.

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Wagons

Wagons is an alt country band formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2000. Wagons was initially introduced as the banner under which charismatic singer, guitarist and songwriter Henry Wagons performed his skewed take on country music. Initially accompanied just by drummer and percussionist Mark 'Tuckerbag' Dawson, over time Wagons swelled to include guitarist Richard Blazé, bassist and backing vocalist Steve 'Harmony' Hassett (also an occasional co-songwriter), drummer and washboardist Si 'the Philanthropist' Francis, and most recently keyboardist Matty 'Soft Moods' Hassett.

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The Stabs

Formerly called Jodi Moore as a tribute to an acquaintance who didn't want the honour of seeing her name in the street press, The Stabs acquired their new name not long after starting to play irregular gigs at small Melbourne venues around 2003. They have the honour of clearing the 'Airport Lounge' at Monash Uni faster than any other lunchtime act, with only three diehards ending up braving the wall of noise for the whole set.

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True Radical Miracle

Noise rock band from Melbourne/Adelaide featuring ex/current members of Paul of Blood, Whitehorse, Hardy Coxon, Winter Carnation and George W. Bush. The band holds together fuzzed out distorted guitar and blownout vocals with a strong, driving rhythm section. Discography: . TASTE THE RAINBOW EP (F'Ken Stoner Cassette Fken14) 2004
. SOME SONGS FOR SHAME EP (Eerie Stratum 3" CD) 2005
. COCKROACHES (Missing Link CD) 2006
. ROACHES (Sabbatical CDR) 2006 available from www.sbbtcl.com

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Strange Tenants

Over 20 years on, as their legendary status has grown, most people are aware that Strange Tenants were the pre-eminent Australian SKA band of the 1980s. What is often overlooked today, however, is that at their peak, they were one of the most popular and successful live bands of any style. In the early 1980s, hundreds, sometimes thousands of fans - referred to by the music press as "the Tenants' army" - swarmed to their gigs up and down the east coast of Australia. Strange Tenants also did national tours with international acts such as U2, Style Council and UB40.

Mushroom Giant

B I O G R A P H Y Vivid soundscapes infused with texture and meaning, Mushroom Giant is an Australian band specialising in dramatic soundscape music. Mushroom Giant’s live performances offer an aural and visual experience that transcends the conventional rock band, exploring a musical realm full of colour and imagery and have taken the show to audiences across Australia with rave reviews.
R E V I E W S • BEAT MAGAZINE 'Album of the Week' (20/2/08)

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Madre Monte

Melbourne 9 piece Latin/Reggae band, Madre Monte, play the deep, spellbinding grooves of Colombia in an Australian setting, allowing Australian audiences to get a taste of these captivating sounds. The band was born in 2008 when Colombians Mauro Gomez and Henry Peña felt a great need to play and represent their native Colombian sounds and rhythms in Australia.
After seeing that the music needed more energy, more friends started joining the project. Drums,trumpet, percussion, guitars and other instruments like saxophone and trombone became members of what Madre Monte is today.

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