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The Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms are a two-piece indie / pop / acoustic band based out of Bergen County, NJ. The band was formed in 2006 and originally had three members: Brian Sella (vocals, guitar, lyricist), Brian Uychich (keyboard, vocals) and Matt Uychich (drums). However, as of fall 2010, Brian Uychich left the band to concentrate on school full-time. Brian Uychich was replaced by Drew Villafuerte (bass, keys) In June 2010, The Front Bottoms released a 6-track album entitled "Slow Dance to Soft Rock", which is available for download at their official website,

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The Sidekicks

There are more bands under the name The Sidekicks. 1) The Sidekicks are a band from Cleveland, Ohio. They are currently signed to Red Scare. 2) The Sidekicks were a 1960s garage rock band signed to RCA Victor Records. They released several singles and a lone album for RCA. 3) The Sidekicks are an unsigned band from the Netherlands. The members combine sixties bluesrock with eighties post punk.

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Cordelia's Dad

Cordelia's Dad is a band from Northampton, Massachusetts that combines folk and punk rock influences and was instrumental in the creation of the genre later to be dubbed "No Depression". The band formed in 1987 and was active until 1998, when the members relocated to different parts of the country. After releasing an album of older material in 2002 the band has reunited in 2007 for their twentieth anniversary.

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Swingin' Utters

Swingin' Utters is an American punk rock band that formed in the late 1980s. Having begun in Santa Cruz, California, the band moved to San Francisco where they are now based. They have been signed to Fat Wreck Chords since 1996. As well as being classed as a "punk revival" band (reminiscent of British 1970s bands such as Stiff Little Fingers, The Damned, Sham 69 and Eddie & The Hot Rods), Swingin' Utters have increasingly shown themselves to be influenced by Irish folk, particularly The Pogues.

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Mustard City Rockers

Formed in Febuary 2006 Mustard City Rockers consist of members of Norwich bands Project Mork, The Antix, Visual Offence, Skudder, TCR, Wine-o, Black veins, Protection Racket, Back Bench Revolt, Semtex, Bens Little Rebellion and Judder and The Jack Rabbits. Wanting to play something more pleasing on the ears than punk rock they all decided to pick up strange mystical instruments that they could not play but would also look funny on them.

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Pipes and Pints

Pipes and Pints (cz/usa) - Punkrock with Highland Bagpipes Pipes And Pints were formed in 2006 by Vojta Kalina (Highland Bagpipes/Vocals) with a dream of a band that combines punk rock with dirty folk music such as The Pogues. Soon after, he met Tomas Novotny (Guitar/Vocals, ex-Who ate my Skate) who shared the same dream, flavored by country and rock and roll. The band released a demo and toured Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Czech Rep., Slovakia) both as a headlining band and in support of The Porters, Society Parasites, and others throughout 2007 and 2008.

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Mark Ayling

A lifelong drummer, Mark Ayling has now branched out into the world of acoustic music, playing his own brand of raw acoustic guitar combined with direct and uncompromising lyrics. Discarding the usual Folk/Acoustic influences such as Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, Mark finds his inspiration from bands as diverse as The Jam, The Specials, New Model
Army, The Clash, Motorhead and Joy Division, creating a sound that has the energy of Punk whilst retaining the melodic elements of the acoustic guitar.

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The Orphans

The Orphans refers to several different bands: 1) An American punk band formed outside Philadelphia in West Chester, PA in 1995, but disbanded in 2000. They reformed in 2004 and January 2008 for a few reunion shows.
Andrew Baxter - Drums
Tom Johnsen - Guitar
Drew Petersen - Bass, voice
Erik Petersen - Voice, guitar, mandolin
(Erik Petersen also puts out music as Mischief Brew, and runs the label Fistolo Records LLC.)

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