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Your Favorite Enemies

When Alex Foster (vocals), Jeff Beaulieu (guitar), Sef (guitar), Ben Lemelin (bass), Miss Isabel (vocals and keys) and Charles Moose Allicy (drums) got together to form Your Favorite Enemies in 2006 in Montreal, they decided to manage every single aspect of the band's career based on their community values and their "do it yourself" attitude. Already known for their commitment towards human rights...

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Mike O'Neill

Former lead vocalist and bassist for the bass and drum duo The Inbreds and current member of The Lodge, Mike O'Neill is a veteran of the Canadian Indie Rock scene who now records as a solo artist. His first album, What Happens Now?, was released on Perimeter Records in 2000. It features contributions by other stalwarts of the Canadian music community including Matt Murphy (flashing lights, Superfriendz) Charles Austin (Superfriendz), Michael Philip Wojewoda (Rheostatics) and Don Kerr (Rheostatics).

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The Johnsons

There are three bands called 'The Johnsons'. One is a UK based surf/punk/rock act who describe themselves as: "Dirty, dirty rock ‘n’ rollers from Basingstoke.
Always ready to make ya shake ya sleazy stuff and have ya dribbling, drooling and bleeding from every orifice."
The second one's a Skate/Punk Band from Champ City, Canada.
'Till today they released two LPs, including "Gypsies For Life" (2006) which was quickly winning over hearts of critics and fans everywhere'.

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Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian, a Canadian group that started in a hotel room during a Black Halos tour (of which the singer, songwriter, and guitarist of Blood Meridian, Matt Camirand, was a part), took their name from the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, and looked to mix punk, Americana, and rock influences together. Adding fellow Vancouver musicians Joshua Wells (Camirand's Pink Mountaintops and Black Mountain bandmate) on drums, Kevin Grant on bass, Jeff Lee on guitar...

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The Deep Dark Woods

The timeless sound of the aptly named "The Deep Dark Woods" belongs to the depressing winters of the north. Pulsing with human warmth, these original songs echo through the lonesome night. Ryan Boldt's plainspoken lyrics offer a strong but gentle tone which understates poetry, oftentimes as startling as hot blood in fresh snow. Despite the dark themes, the heaviness never overwhelms the music's playfulness.

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Hangedup is the Montreal-based duo of Gen Heistek (viola) and Eric Craven (drums). The two met in 1995 while playing in Sackville and formed Hangedup in 1999. They released their eponymous debut in May 2001. Kicker in Tow followed in October 2002 and Clatter for Control in April 2005. Hangedup plays battle hymns for shut-ins, tightrope walkers, and urban bicyclists. Hangedup channels dead Roma musicians from Slavic republics Hangedup plays East European folk tunes backwards, skipping every 3rd note.

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There are 2 artists with this name: 1) Adolfo Makuntima Makwiza (Ado) has been contributing to the African music scene in Toronto for over ten years now. In fact, he was the first African-Canadian to found an African musical group here. Although he admits that it's challenging to live as an artist in Canada, he has won support across the country, mostly from African music lovers seeking another opportunity to put on their dancing shoes.

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