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Arto Lindsay

Arto Lindsay (born May 28, 1953, Richmond, Virginia) is an American , , record and . He's probably best known as a founding member of the influential band DNA, though his work after DNA has been quite prolific. He has a distinctive soft voice and an often noisy, self-taught guitar style comprised almost entirely of extended techniques, described by Brian Olewnick "studiedly naïve ... sounding like the bastard child of Derek Bailey"; his guitar work is contrasted frequently with gentler, sensuous Brazilian music themes.

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Pineapple Thief

The Pineapple Thief, a progressive indie rock band from Somerset, United Kingdom, began as the musical vision of Bruce Soord. Soord started the band as an outlet for his music back in 1999. Bruce released the debut Abducting The Unicorn on Cyclops records - this created enough interest to convince Bruce that perhaps The Pineapple Thief was here to stay, quickly establishing a small but fanatical fan base. Bolstered by critical plaudits and support from fans, Bruce returned to the Dining Room studios to work on the second, and to many, the breakthrough Pineapple Thief album 137.

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JEBO

Bristol based JEBO began life just a few short years ago, founded by songwriter/guitar wizard Rob Allen and drummer Jeff France. The duet formed a band around them whilst Rob began working on their debut album ‘Sinking Without You’, released in 2007. Later that year and following a European tour, JEBO played support at the Loreley Festival in Germany to the likes of Jethro Tull and Asia, the band had also previously supported artists such as It Bites.

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The Victorian English Gentlemen's Club

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club are a three piece contemporary music group from Cardiff, Uk. They've just released their first full length album, and are currently playing a lot of gigs around the kingdom. They make a slightly cranky, bucket-like pop noise of a mildly agressive nature. They consist of two girls and one man, playing drums, bass and guitar.

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Guapo

ANCIENT HISTORY: Three years have passed since “Black Oni” (Ipecac Records). Four years since “Five Suns”(Cuneiform Records). The new album by Guapo is finally here and thus concludes the recondite triptych they set out to accomplish. Flux is not uncommon here, every record taking on new musical hues and offering disparate ideas and perspectives. However an upheaval in the line-up, which of recent years has been anchored by the trio of Daniel O’Sullivan, Matthew Thompson and David Smith, triggered a change in course when Thompson left the band just prior to the release of Black Oni in 2005.

Read more about Guapo on Last.fm.

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Subtle

Subtle is a music group consisting of artists, producers, rappers, instrumentalists Adam 'Doseone' Drucker, Jeff 'Jel' Logan, Dax Pierson, Marty Dowers, Jordan Dalrymple and Alexander Kort. Although both Adam and Jeff are founding and continuing members of the Anticon music collective, Subtle is not on the Anticon roster. Subtle started as an Oakland, California based band in 2001. While considered by the artists to be "genreless", Subtle has close ties to the and music scene. Alexander Kort has released CDs on anticon's official web store run by astropitch.

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The Musical Box

The Musical Box is a Canadian band founded in 1993 known for staging near-perfect re-creations of famous Genesis shows from the 1972-1975 era. It is the only band officially licensed by Genesis and Peter Gabriel. Ever since their start in 1993 they have been perfecting their Foxtrot, Selling England by the Pound and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway shows. They make extensive use of the same instruments and sound equipment used by Genesis during the 70's, exact replicas of special stage props including Peter Gabriel's costumes, and copies of the original slides shown during Genesis concerts.

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Sophia

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Indie band Sophia includes The Flower Shop Recordings mainman and former The God Machine singer/guitarist Robin Proper-Sheppard. After the sudden and tragic death of schoolfriend and God Machine bassist Jimmy Fernandez, Proper-Sheppard began searching for a new musical outlet. Together with friends and fellow musicians from other Flower Shop bands Elevate, Ligament and Oil Seed Rape, Proper-Sheppard began working on the music that would become known as Sophia.

Read more about Sophia on Last.fm.

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Dive Dive

Dive Dive are a British rock band from Oxford. They formed in 2000 and composed of Jamie Stuart (guitar & vocals), Ben Lloyd (guitar & vocals), Nigel Powell (drums & vocals) and Tarrant Anderson (bass guitar). They have released three albums, 2005's Tilting At Windmills', 2007's 'The Revenge of The Mechanical Dog', and 2010's 'Potential'. They also released an EP titled 'Liar' in 2010. Two singles from their debut, '5-5-5 For Filmstars' and 'The Sorry Suitor', entered the Top 10 of the UK Independent Singles Chart.

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