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The Grates

The Grates are a two-piece band from Brisbane, Australia. Patience Hodgson (vocals), John Patterson (guitar) and Alana Skyring (drums) formed The Grates in 2002. The Grates have been lauded for their catchy songs and enthusiastic and energetic live show (Patience spends much of the show bouncing around, even while singing). They are frequently described as fun: "We just wanna have fun and hope other people do too." (Patience). Their sound has been compared to the Ramones, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Be Your Own Pet.

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Prego

"It takes a while to build a sound this big," ponders Prego frontman, Edd Simpson, "It also takes the right people to build it."
That sound being a colossal 10-armed substation of tempered ambition and amplification that, within the bat of an eyelid, can power down to the echo of footsteps, before snapping back larger and louder than ever before. It’s a bastard to get right – reigning in the piercing frequencies of three rival guitars, oddball synths, borrowed basses and lateral drums – but dagnammit on a good night it can sound mega.

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Mirah

Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn was born September 17, 1974, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has released a number of albums under the K Records label. She has collaborated with her close friend Phil Elvrum of The Microphones and has also worked extensively with The Black Cat Orchestra. Mirah is the youngest of three children and lived in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia for most of her childhood. She then moved to Olympia, Washington and attended The Evergreen State College. She is modest and deliberate, prefers privacy to invasion and reconciliation to war.

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Manchester United

Manchester United Football Club is an English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide.

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Brian Viglione

Brian Viglione, along with Amanda Palmer, make up the band The Dresden Dolls. Viglione's main role in the band is that of drummer, although he does bass, guitar, vocals and some other things occasionally, while Palmer plays the piano and leads vocals. The music for the duo is considered both highly dynamic and innovative, combining rock influences with their unique take on cabaret music. Brian is often seen in mime(pictured) or classical styles of dress on stage or in pictures from the band's site, adding to the neo-cabaret sound and image of the band.

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Shakespear's Sister

Shakespear's Sister were pop/rock duo consisting of former Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey and (from 1989 - 1996) singer/songwriter/guitarist Marcella Detroit (real name Marcy Levy). Detroit had previously performed with Eric Clapton, released a solo album in 1982, and has since released more solo material as well as a blues album with the Marcy Levy Band. Fahey was born in Dublin, Ireland, and Detroit was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA, hence her stage name.

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