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Salva

There are multiple artists with this name: 1) "Paul Salva is a funky motherf-cker," says The Fader. Beyond those who already know this, the rest of the electronic music world is catching wind of the 29 year old producer, DJ, promoter and label boss. Already heralded by the Numbers, Ernest Endeavors and LuckyMe crews in the UK, the Low End Theory residents in LA and his own Frite Nite label/crew in SF, Salva is primed as he preps the release of his debut album, Complex Housing for the Friends of Friends (FoF Music) label.

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The Brian Jacket Letdown

The Brian Jacket Letdown are a folk/rock/psychedelic band from London. The were formed in late 2004 by Will Harper, Thomas Phillips and Dan Radclyffe. The line-up today consists of Alyssa McDonald of Scritti Politti on Bass Guitar and Gemma Ware on Saxophone and various small instruments. Their first demos were issued as a mini-album called "Hooves" on Genepool Records in 2006. Their first full album proper, entitled "Darling Bit Me" is due for release in late 2008/early 2009

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The Black Angels

The Black Angels are a rock band from Austin, Texas, formed in May 2004. Their name derives from the Velvet Underground song "The Black Angel's Death Song". Hannah Levin's review of the Black Angels album Passover described them as "Walking in the shadows cast by Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized mastermind Jason Pierce" and compared them to The Warlocks and Black Mountain, also invoking "dirges" reminiscent of both The Velvet Underground and the 13th Floor Elevators. The band's icon is a stylized image of Nico.

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Rise Electric

Rise Electric is a rock band from Toronto, Ontario. The lead singer, Lukas Rossi, born December 21, 1976, was a contestant on the popular show 'Rockstar Supernova' and is now the new lead singer of Supernova. Rise Electric has toured several times, and has even toured with the famous american band 'Papa Roach'.

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Steve Miller Band

Steve Miller (born 5 October 1943) is a blues and rock and roll guitarist and performer. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but attended high school in Dallas. While at St. Mark's School of Texas, he formed his first band, The Marksmen. Miller taught one of his classmates, Royce Scaggs, a few guitar chords so that he could join the band; Scaggs became better known by his nickname, Boz. Miller attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 1960s, where he formed The Ardells. Scaggs joined the Ardells the next year.

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The Heavy

The core of The Heavy are Swaby and Taylor, who have known each other for a decade. Swaby’s parents were one of the first West Indian families to move to Bath. One of eleven siblings, he grew up surrounded by reggae, Prince and Two Tone as well as the hip hop he embraced so fervently. When he met Taylor they bonded over vintage rhythm and blues and the movies of Jim Jarmusch. Despite starting with an Atari and a four track, the pair soon recruited Ellul(drums) and Page (bass) and began gigging as a four piece.

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