Booker T. Jones is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known for fronting the band, Booker T. & The MG's. He has also worked in the studios with some of the highest regarded artists of our time, earning him a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement. In 2009 he released a new solo album, Potato Hole, recorded with the Drive-By Truckers, and featuring Neil Young.
Steve Stevens (born as Steve Schneider on May 5, 1959, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American guitarist and songwriter. He is best known for playing for other artists (most notably <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Billy+Idol" class="bbcode_artist">Billy Idol</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Vince+Neil" class="bbcode_artist">Vince Neil</a>) and less known, but critically acclaimed for his solo efforts (<a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Steve+Stevens%27+Atomic+Playboys" class="bbcode_artist">Steve Stevens' Atomic Playboys</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/The+Flamenco+A+Go+Go" class="bbcode_artist">The Flamenco A Go Go</a>), collaborations (<a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Bozzio+Levin+Stevens" class="bbcode_artist">Bozzio Levin Stevens</a>, a.k.a. Black Light Syndrome), as an in-demand session guitarist, and guitar instructor.
1932 was a momentous year for Sydney. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, an engineering miracle of the day was opened in March. In July 1932 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation was established, and with it the group of musicians that would become the Sydney Symphony. The Orchestra consisted of just 24 players, who performed incidental music for radio plays, music for the dinner hour and broadcasts of concert repertoire.
Four Tet is the name used by Kieran Hebden (born 1977 in Putney, London, UK) for his experimental electronic music-oriented solo efforts, to differentiate from his work with post-rock band Fridge. Hebden's solo work typically utilises samples lifted from various sources including hip-hop, electronica, techno, jazz, and folk mixed with his own guitar playing. Four Tet shares some stylistic similarities with other musicians, such as Prefuse 73, who use computer editing techniques that give the music a staccato, cut-up feel.
Yamandu Costa (Passo Fundo, January 24, 1980) is a Brazilian guitarist and composer. His main instrument is the "violão de 7 cordas", the Brazilian seven-stringed nylon guitar. Yamandu began to study the guitar at seven years of age with his father, Algacir Costa, leader of the group Os Fronteiriços (The Frontiersmen) and mastered the instrument after studying under Lúcio Yanel, an Argentine virtuoso rooted in Brazil. At fifteen he studied the folk music of Southern Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
Explosions In The Sky is an American instrumental post-rock band, which formed in Austin, Texas in 1999. Munaf Rayani, Mark Smith, and Michael James had just moved to Austin from Midland, Texas, and drummer Chris Hrasky had just moved to Austin from Rockford, Illinois. The band quickly gained a reputation for their live shows even amongst other established local bands such as Lift to Experience. They also garnered a small amount of media attention as a result of their second album Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die...
There are several artists using this name:
1. Laura is a post-rock band from Melbourne, Australia.
http://www.wearemappingyourdreams.com. 2. Laura is a Norwegian girl-band from Bodø. Visit at www.myspace.com/lauratheband.
3. Laura is a pop-singer from Belgium Laura Omloop @ last.fm
4. Laura is a pop/rock-singer from Belgium http://www.mostiko.com/Laura/home.html.
5. Laura is an Estonian singer . Laura Põldvere @ last.fm
There are several bands with the name (Fractal): 1) Most of the tracks you can play here are from the instrumental debut CD Continuum, released in 2003 by the San Jose CA based progressive rock band Fractal. Their website is www.fractal-continuum.com. Fractal were formed in 2000 with a strong early influence from mid-late period King Crimson, and have since developed a unique sound, often using complex time signatures. In 2008, they are finalizing the recording of their second full CD. A single track from this CD "Aftermath" was pre-released in 2007.
A Genuine Freakshow are a 7-piece pop-infused post-rock cannonade with mass appeal. Songs born of their broad range of influences from Elbow and Radiohead to Mew and Explosions In The Sky are accompanied by lush orchestral arrangements and the sincere falsetto vocals of Timothy Sutcliffe. This gives the music they create a blend of classic pop with unpredictable structures and epic climaxes reminiscent of The National or Sigur Rós.
from Cyclic Defrost: Melbourne’s MC Ivens first emerged from the hip-hop scene a few years back as a founding member of the Awakenings Crew. Ivens’ live performances resemble the intense atmosphere of a hardcore gig more than your usual hip-hop throwdown, with Ivens delivering his sharp-focused dystopian lyrical flow to audiences at point-blank range. Otherwise known as David Coen, Ivens founded Awakenings Crew alongside Hykoo, Nick Sweepah, Chasm, Aux-One, Osinaka and Grizzly Baddums.