An amalgam of LA’s finest punk bands and seasoned bluegrass musicians, Old Man Markley is creating music that defies boundaries and transcends genres. Founded in 2007 in the sunny San Fernando Valley, OMM cut its teeth playing countless jams of bluegrass standards and covers of distinctly un-bluegrass songs done bluegrass style. Soon, out of the chaos grew original material that combined everything the band loved about all the different styles of music the members grew up playing and writing. The band played its first official show in 2008 at a small bar called the Old Towne Pub in Pasadena.
Greenland Whalefishers started out in Bergen Norway in 1994, long before anyone had heard of bands like Flogging Molly or Dropkick Murphys. Combining british punk with celtic folk influences, the band soon became one of the most interesting post-pogues bands . Almost two decades of touring all around the world, releasing seven full length albums, piles of singles and EPs and an uncountable number of split-releases, contributing with music to the movie
Crywank is James Clayton trying as hard as he can to do some folk-punk influenced acoustic music with no previous experience playing guitar. He does this with the help of his friends (often Samuel Chichuta), and with a lot of persistence. Most of his songs are about getting up, going to bed, irregular heartbeats and cats. The name Crywank comes from a nickname a friend gave James due to his over-the-top displays of sadness.
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.
The Men They Couldn't Hang (TMTCH) are a British rock band whose mixture of folk and punk is not dissimilar to that of The Pogues (in fact founder member Shanne Bradley was a member of Shane MacGowan's first band The Nipple Erectors), although they have not enjoyed the same commercial or critical success as MacGowan's group. The original group consisted of Stefan Cush (Vocals, Guitar), Paul Simmonds (Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Keyboards), Philip (Swill) Odgers (Vocals, Guitar, Tin Whistle, Melodica), Jon Odgers (Drums, Percussion) and Shanne Bradley (Bass, Flute).
Escape Route 36 is: Josie Charlwood: piano/keyboards, vocals,
Ben Fadero: lead guitar,
Jack Partridge: rhythm guitar,
Joel Hardingham: bass guitar,
Ben Waggett: drums/percussion. http://www.er36.com/
"Marseille Figs produce a sordid amalgam of inebriated bubblegum, hi-tone honky tonk, tin pan alley, free jazz and punk. Melodic, chaotic, and sometimes ha-ha funny, their repertoire includes flophouse ballads, big booming piledrivers and lost soul singalongs." Marseille Figs are:
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, http://thefrontbottoms.bandcamp.com.
AUTHENTIC RAW FOLK FROM THE MEDWAY DELTA, UK The Loins are Chris Broderick on vocals, Chris (Arfur) Allen on guitar and Rob Shepherd on banjo, mandolin & acordian, with John Forrester on occasional stand-up bass. Chris Broderick & Chris (Arfur) Allen started The Loins as a raw, stripped down acoustic duo in 1990. The Loins' song writing is steeped in the British & European traditions of Punk, Folk, Music Hall, Character, Chorus, Cabaret, Melodrama & Buffoonery.
One part roaring sea shanty, one part haunting Irish melody, and a solid chaser of gut-crunching street punk. This ragtag group of drunken misfits stays true to the ancient ballads and bawlers that once drove sailors around the world, all the while smashing out modern punk with a fury and intensity that is unmatched anywhere. Formed in 2006 over pints of cheap beer at East Vancouver’s notoriously violent Ivanhoe Hotel, The Dreadnoughts cut their teeth in the roughest dive bars in the city.