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Mayday Parade

"If you're looking for fun music with catchy hooks, talented musicians and vocalists who can actually sing well, this is a band you need to check out."-Punknews.org It is not even past noon and yet the hot sun is already torturing the hundreds of cars parked outside the Warped Tour gates in Denver. The seemingly endless line is just about inside, which means only one thing for the Tallahassee, Florida based quintet known as Mayday Parade: about ten hours of absolutely nothing to do but wait.

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Drowning Pool

There are 2 bands by this name: 1. Drowning Pool is a / band from Dallas, Texas formed in 1997 that rose to prominence while playing along with Ozzy Osbourne during Ozzfest. Their 2001 debut album, Sinner, was certified platinum within six months and the video for its first single "Bodies" was frequently aired on various music video channels. After the September 11th attacks the song "Bodies" was infrequently heard on many radio stations due to the sensitivity of those families' loved ones who jumped from the towers.

Read more about Drowning Pool on Last.fm.

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Apoptygma Berzerk

Apoptygma Berzerk is a Norwegian // musical group, formed in 1989. The current lineup includes Stephan Groth (vocals, programming, guitars, samples), Brandon Smith (guitars) and Thomas Jakobsen (drums). The group has achieved moderate commercial success with a unique brand of gloomy, danceable gothic , winning awards and Top-10 spots in Germany and Scandinavia. The band's name is commonly abbreviated to APOP or APB.

Read more about Apoptygma Berzerk on Last.fm.

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Slint

Slint was a math rock band consisting of Brian McMahan (guitar and vocals), David Pajo (guitar), Britt Walford (drums), Todd Brashear (bass on Spiderland) and Ethan Buckler (bass on Tweez). They formed in Louisville, Kentucky, United States in 1986. Though they disbanded circa 1991, they are considered to be a major influence on the , , and scenes. Slint's first album Tweez was recorded by legendary engineer Steve Albini in 1987 and released in obscurity on the Jennifer Hartman Records label in 1989.

Read more about Slint on Last.fm.

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The Tropics

In 1966 The Tropics won The International Battle of the Bands held at the famous McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The Band took first place over more than 1000 bands, which included names as Chicago and Tommy James & The Shondells. Out of that came a recording contract with Columbia Records and the single "Take the Time," produced by Teo Macero, which made it to the top of the charts and got a "92" on Dick Clark's American Bandstand!

The Tropics on Last.fm.

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El Raccoon

If you are not charmed by the trite indie, emo, metal and ska punk (alternatively (and infinitely more fittingly) amalgamated as 'spunk') offered by all too many of the local bands bubbling under the surface at the moment then El Raccoon may be your darlings.
Having been together since 2006, both their cohesive playing and songwriting are evidence that this is a band comfortable in not just their own, but eachothers skins (come to whatever conclusions you will from that).

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Barenaked Ladies

Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL) is a Canadian independent rock band currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart, and formerly Andy Creeggan and Steven Page. Page left the band amicably in February 2009 to pursue solo projects. March 7th, 2009 saw their first show on stage as a foursome in Orlando Florida. Tyler Stewart's drumset was proudly emblazoned with a "Fantastic 4" logo. In March 2010, they released All In Good Time, their first post-Page studio album.

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Plum

There are several artists by the name of PLUM: 1.) PLUM - trio from Stargard Szczecinski (POLAND). The band was set up in 1999. In fall 1999 Plum recorded first songs, ep Express..6, which were put out on cassettes by Every Color Production. The main features of its music are uncompromise sound, energy and compositional sensitivity. You can find in it influences of such bands like Jesus Lizard, Girls vs Boys.

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Defenestration

There are a few bands with the name Defenestration: Defenestration were a UK metal band from 2000 to 2004, based in Kettering. They were fronted by female singer Gen Tasker and other members include Jamie Thompson on guitar, Scott Warner (bass), Rob Reeves (guitar) and Kieran Brain (drums). Former members include Stuart Bruce, Stacey Maher & Ben Gordelier. Jamie Thompson has since joined Raging Speedhorn. Gen Tasker has gone on to become lead singer of a new band called Thracia

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