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Kath Bloom

Kath Bloom was born and raised in New Haven, CT, where she learned to play guitar among the headstones of her local cemetery. She met avant-garde guitarist Loren Mazzacane Connors in 1976 and together they recorded six limited edition albums of fragile folk and blues melodies between 1981 and 1984.

After her collaborations with Connors, Kath entered a period of child-rearing and family life, returning to recording in the early 90s. Director Richard Linklater discovered Bloom's music and featured her song Come Here in a pivotal scene in his 1995 film Before Sunrise.

Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids are an indie rock band from Fullerton, California, USA. Band members are Nathan Willett (lead vocals, piano, guitar), Jonnie Russell (guitar, vocals, percussion), Matt Maust (bass guitar) and Matt Aveiro (drums). The band started in historic downtown Fullerton in Jonnie's apartment above the restaurant Mulberry St. (their first EP title). They are avid supporters of unsigned talent such as the band Electric Furs.

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Lissie

Lissie Maurus (born 1982), known by her stage name Lissie, is an American folk rock artist. She released her debut EP, "Why You Runnin'", in November 2009. Her debut album, Catching a Tiger, was released in June 2010. Lissie is from along the banks of the Mississippi, Rock Island, Illinois.
Why You Runnin' - the Fat Possum released & Bill Reynolds (Band Of Horses) produced - EP released in the US late last year, earned the young singer high praise, with coverage in Bust, Filter, Marie Claire, Nylon, and Under The Radar to name but a few.

The Cairo Gang

The Cairo Gang is a musical declaration uniting the romanticists with the doomsayers for a round of high fives and hand shakes. The ballad _Mother Earth_ is acoustically organic, delivering the listener an early Neil Young feel with bewitching flutes and bongos. Over the course of recent years, The Cairo Gang has been a lingering passion for Emmett Kelly, a stimulated singer/songwriter with an impressive list of musicians in his rolodex.

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Veara

Veara is a pop punk 4-piece from Augusta, GA since December 2003. The band now consists of Bradley Wyrosdick as lead vocals (replacing Ian Reese), and continues to have Patrick Bambrick as Vocals/Guitar, Bryan Kerr on Bass/Vocals, and Brittany Harrell on Drums. Veara was named Finalist and Regional Winner for the Bamboozle Break Left contest through Absolutepunk.net. They self-released a 3 song EP, and created a full length CD with Rob Freeman (Hidden In Plain View) on Wisteria Records that was released September 7, 2007.

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Touché Amoré

Hailing from Los Angeles, Touché Amoré set themselves against the glamour and greed of their hometown culture with '...to the Beat of a Dead Horse', the passionate debut LP/CD released through 6131/Collect Records. Touché Amoré have become of vibrant part of the flourishing West Coast hardcore punk scene, successfully bridging gaps between subgenres. By playing their explosive and sincere music in every basement, VFW hall, club and space up and down the West coast...

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Jim Ward

He is the former lead singer/guitarist of the post-hardcore band, Sparta, which is currently on an indefinite hiatus. Ward is also founding member and lead singer of Sleepercar. He was formerly the guitarist/backup vocalist in the post-hardcore band At The Drive-In.

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Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert is a country singer/songwriter who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of USA Network's talent competition Nashville Star. Biography Miranda Lambert was born on November 10, 1983 in Lindale, Texas, about 80 miles east of Dallas. Both of her parents are private investigators, but father Rick is also a country guitarist and songwriter. Lambert became seriously interested in country music after attending a Garth Brooks concert as a young girl, and soon began singing in talent contests under the tutelage of her father.

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Holly Miranda

Holly Miranda is a Detroit born musician, raised between Michigan and Tennessee. Besides being trained in piano, Holly is a self-taught guitar and trumpet player. In 2001, She recorded "High Above The City", a 20-track solo album available only at shows. In the fall of 2003, Holly met and teamed up with Alex Lipsen, producer and keys player. The project evolved into The Jealous Girlfriends, a four piece band based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She also recorded and performed as Raven Mayhem.

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Albatross

There is more than 1 band named Albatross 1. A blues rock band from San Francisco.
2. A band from Kathmandu, Nepal, formed in the late 1990s. Their first album "Hi:Fly" is held dear and remembered with nostalgia within the Nepali underground.
3. A progressive rock band from Baltimore, Maryland, US.
4. A post-postmodern indie pop band from Chicago, Illinois.
5. An art-rock band from Northeastern Ohio

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