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Ann Beretta

Ann Beretta is a punk band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1996 by Rob Huddleston, Leer, Chris and Russ (Leer and Chris later left) after the break up of Inquisition. Leer went on to form the band Sixer. This band plays straightforward punk with small doses of rockabilly and country mixed into their sound.
Donovan Greer replaced Matt Bedford who replaced Leer and Chris as bass player and back up vocals
The band continues to play and tour to this day.

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Fudge

Multiple Bands use Fudge as their Artist name. 1. An American indie shoegaze band from Richmond Virginia. Releasing several singles and Eps before releasing their final full length album The Ferocious Rhythm of Precise Laziness. 2. Japanese hardcore punk band from Gunma City. 3. Finnish christian pop/rock/funkish band from Porvoo. Released one EP in 2004.

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Skillz

Skillz (formerly Mad Skillz, born Donnie Shaquan Lewis in Richmond, Virginia) is an African-American rapper. Known as a talented freestyle rapper, Skillz has not received widespread acclaim outside of the community, but within it is considered one of its best performers. He first made a name for himself by finishing in second place in a national freestyle competition in 1995, which resulted in a recording contract with Atlantic Records. Skillz' Atlantic debut, From Where???, and its single, The Nod Factor, were released in 1996, but sank without a trace.

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ManCub

Mancub is Ben and Joe (Bird Noises) doing acoustic folk punk. Recorded and released in 2007 on Valiant Death Records. Unfortunately on May 31st, 2007 Ben, Cayce, and Joe had their lives taken in a car accident while on tour.
The other Mancub is a two piece outfit from Denver Colorado who can be best described as infectiously catchy eclectro-noise pop. In November 2010, Alex Anderson & Danny Stills started experimenting using mostly 80's analog synths, drum machines and anything else they could get there noise making hands on.

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Inter Arma

Inter Arma formed in 2007 in Richmond, VA. Playing many basements around the area and writing many songs, they released their debut, Sundown, in May 2010 via Forcefield Records. "Richmond's INTER ARMA totally floored me at The Charleston with their furious mix of black metal, southern stoner style and NEUROSIS-style imperial riffage." – BBG // BrooklynVegan "Further blurring the lines between what constitutes pure Norwegian black metal, Scandinavian blackened death metal and their influences Stateside, Richmond, VA's INTER ARMA unveil one intense demon of an album with Sundown.

Read more about Inter Arma on Last.fm.

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Free Will

Free Will was a legendary band from Upstate New York who formed in 1968 and signed to RCA Records in 1971. Led by vocalist Joe Whiting and lead guitarist Mark Doyle, the band also featured George Egosarian on second guitar, John DeMaso on bass, and Tom Glaister on drums. Along with their signing to RCA came a name change, to Jukin' Bone. Under that name they recorded two albums, "Whiskey Woman" and "Way Down East" that were hailed by Creem magazine as seminal classics of 70's hard rock.

Read more about Free Will on Last.fm.

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Smoke or Fire

Smoke or Fire is an American punk rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band originally formed in 1998, when western Massachusetts natives Joe McMahan (lead vocals and guitar) and Jeremy Cochran (guitar) got together with fellow Boston University students Ken Gurley (bass) and Nick Maggiore (drums), hailing from New Hampshire. Originally calling themselves Jericho, the boys released their debut album, When the Battery Dies, in 2000. Their fan base grew as they played DIY basement shows and small clubs throughout the Northeast.

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