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Halloween, Alaska

Halloween, Alaska is a Minnesota-based band consisting of James Diers (voice, guitar), Ev (keyboards, voice, programming), Bill Shaw (electric bass guitar), and David King (acoustic and electronic drums). The group first formed in 2002, and work on a self-titled debut soon began to be recorded. Completed in 2003, two tracks from the disc were featured in the Fox television series The O.C.: "Des Moines" in season one, and "All the Arms Around You" in season two. The track "State Trooper" is a cover version of the song by Bruce Springsteen.

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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 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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For All Those Sleeping

For All Those Sleeping was formed in October of 2007 in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States. They were quick to build a name for themselves with their hard hitting verses and melodic “sing a long” choruses, which quickly reached out to fans across the Midwest. Don’t let their name deceive you, For All Those Sleeping is most definitely awake and busy. In their first year, For All Those Sleeping appeared on the widely-known Vans Warped Tour and Cornerstone Festival all before releasing their debut EP "The Lies We Live" in September of 2008.

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Zachariah

Zachariah (a.k.a. New MC/Big Zach) is a longtime staple of the underground hip-hop movement in Minnesota. As a teenager, Zach jumped on the scene early with his crew the Kanser Troop, playing coffee shop shows and opening for Twin Cities pioneers such as Urban Atmosphere (now known as just Atmosphere, of course) the Abstract Pack, the Micranots, Musab, and others. In 1997 Kanser pushed over 1,000 copies of Now, an album produced on Atmosphere producer ANT's 4-track and dubbed by hand to cassette.

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Fog

Fog is a name of at least five artists: 1) A pseudonym of Andrew Broder, who notably changes style from album to album. The first released was a self titled on Ninja Tune in 2002 after he was brought to the attention of the label by Doseone. Ether Teeth followed in 2003, Hummer EP in 2004, 10th Avenue Freakout in 2005, the Loss Leader EP in 2006 and most recently, Ditherer in 2007. Andrew collaborated with Jonathan 'Yoni' Wolf of Why? on the 2003 release Hymie's Basement on the London label Lex Records.

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Ellis

There is more than one artist with this name:
1) After moving from Texas to Minnesota at age 16, Ellis founded her own record label, Rubberneck Records. She joined a band while in high school and taught herself how to play guitar. She put out her first solo album, Soft Day in 1996. Ellis is an independent artist and is still based in Minnesota. She fills her songs with charm, humour, and wit, and is most enjoyed live, when you can experience her laughter and giggles--she gains an early, unusual, and strong rapport with her audience.

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Auburn

"Auburn," as you will quickly notice, refers to more than one band. First is an R&B/pop singer who sings "La La La." Most other tracks are from a southern metalcore band of the same name. According to the La La La Songfacts, Auburn Williams was born in Minneapolis to a single mother. She began singing in church and listened to nothing but gospel music as a kid. When she was 13, Auburn began performing with a local all-girl group called Loyal and she continued to work on her songwriting, posting tracks on her MySpace page growing her fanbase the grass-roots way.

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MPR

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is a regional public radio network based in the U.S. state of Minnesota that has been broadcasting since 1967. MPR is affiliated with and a member of both National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI). American Public Media Group is MPR's non profit parent company.

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