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Rise Against

Rise Against is a punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 1999, and originally performing under the name Transistor Revolt, they released a self-produced demo entitled Transistor Revolt in 2000, a year before signing with Fat Wreck Chords to release their first two albums, The Unraveling in 2001, and Revolutions Per Minute in 2003. They later switched to Dreamworks Records and recorded their album Siren Song of the Counter Culture.

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Good Charlotte

Good Charlotte is a band from Waldorf, Maryland, United States that formed in 1996. They took the name 'Good Charlotte' from a children's book: Good Charlotte: The Girls Of Good Day Orphanage by Carol Beach York. They have released four albums, most notably 2002's multiplatinum seller The Young and the Hopeless, which spawned the chart topping singles, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," "The Anthem," and "Girls & Boys.

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Panel Van Halen

3 blokes from melbourne, old enough to know better but to young to stop. impure rock fury, been practicing for years and from the sounds of it need a couple more.... songs about cars, sheds, motorbikes, shouting at your kids/ being shouted at by your kids, riding motorbikes, being drunk, shit jobs, being hungover and a few sad songs about not being drunk... this is the soundtrack to coming home at 3am and tripping over the couch.

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Idle Hands

1) The five member band from Minneapolis seems to follow the path blazed by Joy Division while attempting to offer a fresh perspective, though it often surfaces with a a sound straight-from-the-80s. 2) Descedents and Wipers influenced punk from Münster, Germany. 3) Idle Hands (1999-2002) was a poppy rock group from California. They played a very different style of music from most of their label-mates on Trustkill Records.

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The Gifthorse

The Gifthorse were a punk band hailing from Brisbane, Queensland. They draw influence from many 90's punk/emo bands such as Samiam, Hot Water Music, Texas Is The Reason and Jawbreaker. Members have gone on to play in Fires of Waco and Headaches.

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Hytest

Hytest - finest stoner punk from Wollongong, Australia (Michael Curley - guitar, Luke Armstrong - bass, Adam Rogan/Neil Matthews - drums) In 2004 they recorded and independently released their first self titled EP and after placing highly in Triple Js Unearthed competition, received light airplay for “The Party song” and “Dirty old men(need lovin' too)” on local and international radio. A second EP was soon to follow.

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Strung Out

Strung Out is a punk rock band from Simi Valley, California, formed in 1992. They are known mainly for their musical style, which fuses aspects of punk rock and metal to form their primary sound. They have released nine albums on Fat Wreck Chords and appeared on numerous compilations and skate/surf videos. They have played on the Warped Tour and continue to tour internationally. The original lineup consisted of vocalist Jason Cruz, guitarists Jake Kiley and Rob Ramos, bassist Jim Cherry and drummer Adam Austin.

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The Smith Street Band

The Smith Street Band (formerly Wil Wagner and the Smith Street Band) are a folk punk band based in Melbourne, Victoria, in which the titular Smith Street can be found. Born out of a backing band for the solo ventures of Wil Wagner in 2009, the band quickly found a following of its own. To date, the band has had two official releases: South Side Facing Wall, an EP; and No-One Gets Lost Anymore, their debut album. Both were released in 2011.

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OFF!

The individual roots established by Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), and Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless/Hot Snakes/Rocket From the Crypt) are uniquely woven throughout the rock music canon. Each has challenged society's cyclical and complacent ideals in their own respective bands, and three decades on they've never strayed from their intentions.

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