There are three bands and one radio show sharing the name The Avengers: 1) The Avengers were formed in San Francisco, in the first wave of American Punk. Penelope Houston was the lead singer, primary songwriter, and her persona was a large part of the draw for the act. The other band members were James Wilsey (bass), D. Furious (drums), and Greg Ingraham (guitar). Critic Greil Marcus once said The Avengers were, “…San Francisco’s best punk band - in their moments, they were, you knew, better than any other band playing that night anywhere in the world.”
1.Shades were a R&B/pop group signed to Motown, releasing a selftitled album in 1997. The album featured the hits 'Serenade' & 'Tell Me (I'll Be Around). Also included is a cover of The Bee Gees 'How Deep Is Your Love'. 2. Shades is a four piece electronic band from Boise, Idaho. Their debut album, Clear Motions, was released under Synthemesc Recordings. 3. "SHADES is Ana, a girl who always saw at parties and concerts they went.
Mikal Cronin plays with Moonhearts, formerly Charlie & The Moonhearts, and released a well received joint album with Ty Segall in 2010. He put out his self titled solo album on September 20th with Ty taking the role of producer and drummer for most of the tracks. He recently relocated to San Francisco and is touring with The Moonhearts and Ty Segall when he can.
The Gravedigger V started as The Shamen by singer Leighton Koizumi, 16, and 15 yr old bassist Chris Gast, and included ace guitarist Ted Friedman, 16, punk-rock drummer, Matt, (last name and whereabouts unknown,) replaced by the spectacular drummer Dave Anderson. Rounding up this line-up of strange beings was enigmatic guitarist John Hanrattie. Informed at gig #1 that The Shamen was taken as a name, (by about a zillion bands worldwide), the group sat at Bob's Big Boy for hours coming up with a replacement name.
Parisian trio Cheveu create sounds in the heat of drugged out vibes and post-punk charisma. The band also pulls the sentiments of experimental executions and juxtapositions, exploiting the limitations of lo-fi in a way that encapsulates chaos into a fragment of order.
John Paul Hammond (born 13th November 1942), also known as "John Hammond Jr", is a blues singer and guitarist. He usually plays acoustic guitars and dobros and sings in a barrelhouse style. Since 1962, when he made his debut on Vanguard Records, Hammond has made 29 albums. In the 1990s he recorded for the Pointblank label. Hammond has earned one Grammy Award and been nominated for four others. He is the son of the legendary record producer John H. Hammond.
The Chicago three-piece, known for their enkindling of 60s-style rave ups, The Yolks have released three records thus far: a four-song, self-released 7” EP, “Introducing The Yolks”, a single on Bachelor, and their self titled LP, a split release between their very own Randy Records and Bachelor Records out of Austria.