Braid is an American band from Urbana, Illinois that formed in 1993. After forming, the band went through several line-up changes but eventually settled on Bob Nanna on vocals and guitar, Todd Bell on bass, Chris Broach on guitar and vocals and Roy Ewing on drums. Roy was replaced in 1997 by Damon Atkinson. In 1999 Braid disbanded and went on to form Hey Mercedes with all band members minus Chris Broach (who went on to form The Firebird Band) and adding Mark Dawursk. The band reformed for a US tour in 2004 and, now that Hey Mercedes are defunct, apparently intend to tour sporadically.
The UV Race is a fantastic group of mongoloids from Melbourne, Australia that play memorable punk music. Boasting members of Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Straightjacket Nation
Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush on 30 July 1958 in Bexleyheath, Kent, England, now part of Greater London) is an English singer and songwriter known for her expressive four-octave soprano voice, idiosyncratic and literary lyrics, and eclectic and meticulous musical and production style. She debuted in 1978 with the surprise hit "Wuthering Heights", which was number one in the British music charts for four weeks.
Catharina Hagen (born on March 11, 1955) is a singer from East Berlin, Germany. She's a daughter of well-known East German actress Eva-Maria Hagen and writer Hans Oliva-Hagen. They divorced 5 years later due to the rising success of Eva-Maria (called "East Germany's Brigitte Bardot") as an actress on stage and in films. When Catharina (Nina) was 10 years old Eva-Maria had a partnership with dissident song-writer Wolf Biermann (see links at the end).
Sebastian Melmoth, are a contemporary experimental rock band from London, UK. They formed in Spring 2006 as a three-piece garage band, and went through several incarnations before finally stripping down to its two founding members: Mandi Taylor (vocals/guitar) and Elijah Rogatchevski (vocals/guitar). The band name is a 'lyrical ode' to Victorian playwright Oscar Wilde, who went by the pseudonym of Sebastian Melmoth after his release from prison in 1897.
For French glam/hard-rock band, see Blackrain. There are at least eight bands with the name Black Rain:
1) Black Rain, the NYC post punk / industrial group began in '89 with Stuart Argabright, Bones, Shin Shimokawa , Thom Furtado and Dave Vulcan, emerging out of the ruins of seminal post-punk outfit Ike Yard. After playing CBGB's, The Bank, Tompkins Square Park show commemorating the Riots there and the last GG Allin show at the Gas Station on LES ( Lungcast cassette ), this phase of the group went on to work in the Studio with Roy Mayorga (Thorn / StoneSour ) on drums and guitar riffage.
I played all the instruments besides drums which have been layed down mainly by Earl Harvin with additional drums by Ville Pystenen and Brian Gallagher. A major thanks to Earl who also produced and put up with my bullshit in trying to complete this album over the past four months or so. There is no way I could have done it without you . Thanks also to Ville for making many demos with me at all times of day, night and early morning. I don’t have one once of patience in my body and I count myself lucky to have two very talented and extremely patient brothers helping me along the way.....
For more than 30 years Anne Clark has held a unique place in contemporary music.
Combining literary, socially engaged texts with innovative and genre-breaking music, she has covered every kind of style, while at the same time maintaining her own identity on each and every recording, whether it be the samples (before sampling became a concept) and electronically treated acoustics of The Sitting Room (1982), to the ground-breaking analogue synth classics of Sleeper In Metropolis (1983) and Our Darkness (1984).
1. Countdown to Armageddon is a hardcore punk/crust band from Seattle, WA formed in 2004. In 2004 they released a demo CDR and did a short West Coast tour with Blight. In 2005 they released a s/t 7” on Aborted Society Records and did a full U.S. tour accompanied by label mates Schifosi from Australia, and friends Kakistocracy from Asheville, NC. In 2010 they released the “Turn into Shadows” Cassette tape, as well as the “Eater of Worlds” LP in October which was followed by a West Coast tour of the US with Frustration (Seattle).
Swans is an influential band from New York City, New York, United States, active from 1982 to 1997, reformed in 2010, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira. Marginally associated with the no wave scene at first, their original sound was slow and heavy, with live performances that were often so brutal and physical that in a number of instances certain audience members were made ill, police were called and venues were shut down. This early physical sound is possibly best heard on the live album Public Castration Is a Good Idea.