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.
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.
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 hip-hop 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.
Swamp Thing is a Hardcore band from Richmond, Virginia. Their debut release, The Youth is Sick 7", will soon be out on 6131 Records out of Huntington Beach, CA in early 2008. Preorders are available at www.6131records.com.
Dirty D is a Swedish hip-hop artist from Lund. He raps in Swedish / English and is sometimes featured together with other artists. His homepage is located at http://www.dirtyd.se - where several of his songs can be downloaded in full.
Aimee Mann was born in Richmond, Virginia, and attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but dropped out to sing with her first punk rock band, the young snakes; the band released the EP Bark Along with the Young Snakes in 1982, and a compilation album was issued in 2004. In 1983, seeking a return to "sweetness and melody", she co-founded with Berklee classmate and boyfriend Michael Hausman the new wave band 'Til Tuesday, which achieved minor success in 1985 with its first album, Voices Carry.
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.
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.
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.
Josh Small is a singer/songwriter from Richmond, VA. He has toured with bands such as Strike Anywhere, Stop It and Pink Razors, and is a vital member of labelmate Tim Barry's backing band. After a demo release in 2005, he recorded his Suburban Home debut "Tall by Josh Small" at Minimum Wage Studio in Richmond for a 2007 release.