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Area 7

There is more than one artist with this name 1. an Australian, punk, ska punk band formed in 1994 2. A Peruvian all female Nu Metal band formed in 1999 1. Area-7 rose from the ashes of Madness cover band Mad Not Madness. In 1994 three members, Dugald McNaughtan (keyboards), Charles "Chucky T" Thompson (guitar) and Dan Morrison (drums) left the group and began to write their own songs. They formed a band and named it after a lyric from The Specials' Dawning of a New Era.

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Cage The Elephant

Cage the Elephant are an alternative rock band which formed in 2005 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States.The band consists of Matt Shultz (vocals), Brad Shultz (guitar), Lincoln Paris (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (bass, vocals) and Jared Champion (drums). Their breakthrough single was Ain't No Rest For The Wicked, which peaked at #83 on the Billboard Hot 100, #32 on the UK Singles Chart and #3 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The band have released two albums: "Cage The Elephant" (2008) and "Thank You Happy Birthday" (2011).

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The Onyas

Loud, uncomplicated, straight-up, Australian rock and roll. Lyrics about getting drunk and getting laid over top of Chuck Berry riffs. So authentic you can almost smell the pub carpet! Jaws is in The Casanovas, Rich is in a slew of bands including the Ooga Boogas,The Unfuckable and helps run Aarght! Records, John McKeering (Macka) is in the Cosmic Psychos, the Boondall Boys and Ich Bin Ein Esel.

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Cosmic Psychos

The Cosmic Psychos are a rock band based in Melbourne and rural Victoria in Australia. An underground band that has only ever achieved limited recognition, they were cited as a significant influence on the Seattle grunge scene of 90s. In particular they have been referenced by members of Mudhoney and Pearl Jam and have supported both bands. Known for their droning, fuzzed-out bass and wah-wah guitar with repetitive lyrics, the Cosmic Psychos have a simple sound that works well in context and remained largely untouched since they formed in 1982 when they evolved from the short lived Bum Steers and first achieved notoriety for their demo ‘Custom Credit’ which received enormous airplay on Melbourne public radio station 3PBS.

It was later released on the Down On The Farm mini LP for Mr Spaceman Records which also released their debut LP. The band later moved to Survival Records releasing Go The Hack which was later licensed to Sub Pop Records. They eventually signed to Amphetamine Reptile Records for the American market for the release of their 1991 album, Blokes You Can Trust. That album was produced by then little-known producer, Butch Vig and it produced a song that became an enduring fan favourite, "Dead Roo". A song about perils of Australian highway hazards.

The band went on to release Self Totalled and Oh What a Lovely Pie. In 2006, after a lengthy quiet period, the Psychos issued Off Ya Cruet on Sydney’s Timberyard Records. Notable for being recorded with a new drummer, the title track on album is Kill Bill, a bitter song for ex-drummer, Bill Walsh.

The band was also covered by UK band The Prodigy who released a version of "Feel My Fire" co written with L7 which was largely based on a previous Cosmic Psychos tune "Lost Cause".

Known for their hard drinking behaviour and vulgar lyrics, the Cosmic Psychos are one of the defining bands of the yob rock genre, a movement that celebrates the Australian male lifestyle. Other bands include The Onyas and The Vee Bees.

Robbie "Rocket" Watts

Robbie Watts, joined the band in 1990 until his death on July 1st 2006 following a show in Bendigo. His first album with the psychos, Blokes You Can Trust, was produced by Butch Vig, fresh from completing Nevermind.

Post Rocket Period

The band did not perform live for some time after Robbie Watts' death. In June 2007, the band went on an Australian tour with Sydney's legendary punk band, The Celibate Rifles. Playing guitar in place of Watts, is John McKeering from The Onyas.

Discography

* Down on the Farm (1985)
* Cosmic Psychos (1987)
* Go the Hack (1989)
* Slave to the Crave, Live at the Palace, Melbourne (1990)
* Blokes you can trust (1991)
* Down on the Farm & Cosmic Psychos (1991)
* Palomino Pizza (1993)
* Self totalled (1995)
* Oh what a lovely Pie (1997)
* 15 Years, a Million Beers (2001)
* Off Ya Cruet (2006)
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Daysworth Fighting

Hailing from Victoria's Western Suburbs, the four members of Daysworth Fighting have been jamming together since 2001 under their former name - Potamus. After a long break in 2004 where Bassist - John, and Drummer James fulfilled personal commitments overseas, the band started anew under the name Daysworth Fighting. Spending most of 2005 getting organized and back into playing live shows, the band has further progressed in their style of hardcore punk rock, mixing new melodies and tempos with rough vocals and driving beats, and playing with some of Australia's finest bands along the way.

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A Death In The Family

Forming in Melbourne (Australia) in mid-2004. A DEATH IN THE FAMILY play unique blend of sonic rock & melody driven punk inspired by bands like Leatherface, Husker Du and Hot Water Music. After releasing a 5-track demo EP (now out of print) in Dec 2004, ADITF have spent the past 12 months playing alongside bands such as Blueline Medic, The Nation Blue, Ted Leo (USA), The Explosion (USA), Bodyjar, Sommerset (NZ), Away From Now and were lucky enough to support Leatherface (UK) on their first Australian tour in mid-2005.

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Pour Habit

Believe it or not, things used to be different. People used to start punk bands because they wanted to have fun, not because they needed a vehicle to get their faces on the covers of magazines. Artists used to tour to meet new people, not to sell products in various "markets." Above all, especially in the punk scene, bands in the past didn't believe in a division between themselves and their fans because at the end of the day they knew we were all the same.

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New York Dolls

The New York Dolls are a glam rock group formed in New York City in 1971. Current members
* David Johansen - vocals, harmonica (1971-1977, 2004-present)
* Sylvain Sylvain - guitar, bass, piano (1971-1977, 2004-present)
* Jason Hill – bass (2010–present)
* Earl Slick – guitar (2011–present)
* Brian Delaney - drums (2005-present)

Past members
* Johnny Thunders (deceased) - guitar, vocals (1971-1975)
* Rick Rivets - guitar (1971)
* Arthur Kane (deceased) - bass guitar (1971-1975, 2004)

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Off With Their Heads

Off With Their Heads is a punk rock band from Minneapolis that has included members of bands such as Rivethead, Dillinger Four, Dear Landlord and Banner Pilot. Most of their releases have been splits (with bands that include Blotto, The Measure (SA), Tiltwheel and J Church), 7" singles and EP's, notably the Hospitals 12" EP in 2006. In 2007 they released the compilation All Things Move Towards Their End which collected songs from their splits as well as compilation contributions from 2003 - 2006, most of it previously only available on vinyl.

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Against Me!

Against Me! is a punk rock band originally from Naples, Florida, and later relocated to Gainesville, Florida. They are known for their heavily folk-influenced sound and energetic live shows (Spin named them one of the 25 greatest live bands in 2006). Their first full-length album, released on No Idea Records in 2002, was the highly-acclaimed Reinventing Axl Rose. In December 2005, they signed to Sire Records, and released their major label debut, New Wave, on July 10, 2007.

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