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Coma

There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Coma is a Polish band, founded in 1998 in Łódź by Dominik Witczak (guitar) and Tomasz Stasiak (drums). The first album "Pierwsze Wyjście z Mroku" was released in 2004. After winning the Rock Festival in Węgorzewo the band became very popular in Poland. The second album, "Zaprzepaszczone Siły Wielkiej Armii Świętych Znaków" was released in May 2006.

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Lobo

Lobo (born Roland Kent Lavoie, July 31, 1943), is an American who was successful in the early 1970s, scoring several Top 10 hits, including "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo," "I'd Love You to Want Me" and "Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend." Lobo's songs have been characterized by their sweet melodies, sumptuous instrumentation and soulful lyrics. This has made him well known outside the Western world, including Africa, India and Southeast Asia.

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Custard

1. Custard were a masterful band of pop craftsmen with an uncanny grasp of the two-minute-something single who seemed to have equal amounts of Devo, Pavement and, oddly, disco in their genetic makeup. They were also blessed with singer Dave McCormack, whose voice was innocent and boyish-sounding enough to get away with things that might ordinarily cause a fuss – from songs about speed labs to geeky dedications to Jim Henson and an infamous declaration that “music is crap”.

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David Aurora

Late 2012 sees singer/songwriter David Aurora hit the road again for The Best Laid Plans… tour, a collection of solo acoustic performances along the east coast of Australia. A seasoned singer/guitarist who has performed many shows in the past both solo and with bands, David Aurora has previously released two full length albums; 2007's An Exercise In Futility and 2010's Paradise Is Burning. Now...

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Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson is a Minneapolis musician best known as the main guitarist/vocalist for the band Semisonic. He was also a member of Trip Shakespeare during the early 1990s. He subsequently co-wrote a number of songs on the Dixie Chicks' 2006 album Taking The Long Way. He recently helped produce Mike Doughty's album Haughty Melodic (2005). He also recently released a solo album, Free Life. He also opened for Sondre Lerche on his 2007 tour.

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The Tubes

There is more than one group called the Tubes. 1) The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theater rock band, popular in the mid 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined music performances with many different unique costumes and in some acts they wore leotards with painted on nipples and pubic hair (neither of which points are relevant for evaluating their artistic/musical/political relevance). They made satires of life in the USA; the media, consumerism, and politics. They were often banned in the Midwest USA.

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Airplay

Airplay released their self-titled album in 1980, but the members went on to much bigger things. Airplay were David Foster on keyboards (now an award-winning producer and songwriter), Jay Graydon on guitar and vocals (now a producer/arranger), and Tommy Funderburk with background vocals (later went on to contribute vocals on over 50 albums). They were joined by two members of Toto: drummer Jeff Porcaro and bassist David Hungate. Ray Parker Jr., known for his hit title track from the movie Ghostbusters, provides additional guitar backing.

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Firehouse

FireHouse is an American band formed in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1989. The band reached stardom during the early 1990s with hit singles like "Don't Treat Me Bad" and "All She Wrote", as well as their signature ballads "I Live My Life for You", "Love of a Lifetime", and "When I Look Into Your Eyes". At the 1992 American Music Awards, FireHouse won the award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist; chosen over Nirvana and Alice in Chains.

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1927

The story of Eric Weideman and his ex–band 1927 is one of the most intriguing in recent Australian pop history. In 1988, the group was a truly local phenomenon, selling more than 350,000 copies of their debut album "...ish". Drawn inexorably into the vortex of mass success, 1927 swiftly lost control, playing out a familiar rock tune: the group's second album, The Other Side, failed to match the sales of its predecessor and 1927 gradually slipped from view even as it began to buckle under the strain of touring.

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