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American Head Charge

American Head Charge, the Minneapolis-based band, which had its genesis when Cameron Heacock and Chad Hanks crossed paths in a Minnesota rehab facility in 1997, has up to now been known primarily for the radically dysfunctional behavior of the band members. "We were definitely out of control on our first tour, Ozzfest 2001," Mr. Banks admits. "It wasn't enough to just play our music; we also had to fire shotguns on stage and throw pigheads at the crowd.

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Faro

There are three known artists with this name: 1) Faro is a downtempo/ lounge/ ambient/ R&B project by Dennis Achmad Rufaro Bonam from the Netherlands. 2) Faro is a hard rock/ melodic rock/ metal band from Germany. 3) Faro is a French rap/ hip-hop artist.

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Harvest

There are several bands with the name Harvest: (1) A Minneapolis band
(2) A Barcelona band
(3) A Texas band
(4) A UK-based band
(5) A band from New Zealand
(6) A German band
(7) An Oklahoma City band from the early 70s
(8) A dark ambient music project
(9) A Japanese band
(10) Jump up drum and bass producer
Harvest (1) Harvest (US) was a seminal hardcore band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. It released two full lengths on Trustkill Records plus numerous 7"s and splits.

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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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Charlie Parr

Charlie Parr plays original and traditional folk and Piedmont-style blues, accompanying himself on National resonator guitars, 12-string guitar and sometimes a banjo. He was raised in Austin, Minnesota, in a household that prized traditional American folk music and his style bears the influence of hours spent listening to country blues records and Smithsonian/Folkways field recordings; often in the garage. He currently lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

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A Whisper in the Noise

A Whisper in the Noise is a musical project formed in 2002 by rock composer West Thordson. Centered in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, United States Twin Cities metro, the group is known for their dark sound and unique instrumentation, as well as their effective live performances. Eschewing the more traditional use of guitar or heavy keyboards that might be associated with the band's umbral sound, the instrumentation of A Whisper in the Noise has included the cello, violin, French horn, synth/electronic keyboard, bass guitar, and percussion in some variation.

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Dillinger Four

Dillinger Four is a punk rock band formed in 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have released four full-length studio albums. The current band members are Patrick Costello on bass guitar and vocals, Erik Funk and Bill Morrisette on guitars and vocals, and Lane Pederson on drums. They are signed to Fat Wreck Chords. 2008 saw the release of C I V I L W A R, their first record in 6 years.

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Brennen Leigh

Brennen Leigh is a songwriter, guitar player, mandolin player and singer who tours throughout the United States as well as internationally. Her influences include American songwriters such as Guy Clark and the Louvin Brothers. She was born in North Dakota and lives in Austin, Texas.

Brennen Leigh on Last.fm.

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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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