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The Shondes

The Shondes (from the Yiddish for "shame", "monster" or "disgrace",) are a -influenced quartet based in Brooklyn, New York. Their songs combine with and traditional music, with emotionally intense lyrics that speak to the band's politics. Their debut LP (produced by ,) was released on January 8, 2008. The band's original lineup was Louisa Rachel Solomon on bass and lead vocals, Elijah Oberman on violin and vocals, Temim Fruchter on drums and vocals , and Ian Brannigan on guitar.

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Crab Smasher

Crab Smasher are a Newcastle, Australia based group of improvisational sound sharks crafting a frenzied hodgepodge of weirdo psychedelic noise rock and experimental pop delicious. The band formed in 2002 as a cheesy electronic novelty noise act and have since mutated through a number of confusing formations into the sellout rock-and-roll hydra that exists today. The lineup currently consists of Grant Hunter, Nicholas French, Marnie Vaughn, and Nathan Martin.

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Ross de Chene Hurricanes

After finishing runner up in the local D-grade table tennis tournament there was only one logical step for Ross De Chene Hurricanes to take...forming a two-piece garage rock'n'roll band. We like to mainly rock, but we also like to mainly roll - but whatever it is that we do you'll be left tapping your feet, humming our tunes and dancing wildly like a squid.

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Radical Dance Faction (RDF) were founded by Chris Bowsher in Hungerford in 1986, and were originally known as 'Military Surplus'. The band experienced many line up changes with at least seventeen different people having being part of the band at one time or another. Chris is the only person who has been in every line up of the band. RDF's music combines punk, dub, and ska, while Chris' lyrics, spoken rather than sung, deal mainly with political issues, such as the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in the song Chinese Poem.

Read more about RDF on Last.fm.

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Tracey Curtis

Tracey Curtis, is a solo, acoustic, singer-songwriter from Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom. She is also known as a former member of punk band Shelley's Children. She began her solo, acoustic, singer-songwriter career in 2003, when her children asked her to write a song protesting a planned by-pass that would ruin their favorite natural play area.
She records for two of Robb Johnson's labels, "Unlabelled" and "Irregular" Records.

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Immortal Technique

Felipe Andres Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is a Peruvian rapper, and an urban activist. He was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Harlem, New York. Most of his lyrics focus on controversial issues in global politics. The views expressed in his lyrics are largely a mixture of socialist commentary on issues such as class hierarchy, poverty, religion, government and institutional racism.

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