Canned Heat is a blues-rock/boogie band that formed in Los Angeles in 1965. The group has been noted for its own interpretations of blues material as well as for efforts to promote the interest in this type of music and its original artists. It was launched by two blues enthusiasts, Alan Wilson (1943 – 1970) and Bob Hite (1943 – 1981), who took the name from Tommy Johnson's 1928 Canned Heat Blues, a song about an alcoholic who has desperately turned to drinking Sterno, generically called "canned heat".
The Last Shadow Puppets is a band that consists of Alex Turner of Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of The Rascals. They released their debut album, The Age of the Understatement, on the 21st April 2008 in the U.K., and 6th May in the U.S. The album also features James Ford (producer and half of the duo Simian Mobile Disco) and string arrangements from Owen Pallett a.k.a Final Fantasy. The album went straight to number one in the U.K. Albums Chart.
Magic Crayon is a power indie pop group formed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1999. Cesar Zanin and Marco Costa started playing in the basement of Cesar's house, with guitar, bass and drum machine. Soon after, via an announcement in the Popkiss e-mail group, bassist Gilberto Custodio Jr comes in to the basement's jams.
Inside Alternative bar (in Sao Paulo) Cesar asked drummer Fabio Barbosa to join the band, and after choosing the name Magic Crayon, the four went to studio.
There are at least 3 bands sharing the name The Eyes. 1) In 1965 and 1966, the Eyes released a clutch of singles that stand up to the Who's work from the same era in their blend of extremely innovative guitar feedback/distortion and anthemic mod songwriting. "When the Night Falls," "The Immediate Pleasure," "I'm Rowed Out," "You're Too Much," and the dry "My Generation" satire "My Degeneration" are revered highly by British Invasion collectors. The bursts of electronic mayhem were quite advanced for the time, though like the Who they had hooks and harmonies to counterpoint the madness.
Robert Alan "Robby" Krieger is best known as the guitarist for the 60's rock band The Doors. With his unique fingerstyle guitar-playing and excellent bottleneck-technique he is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitarists. Krieger taught himself to play guitar in a private school where his parents sent him after having some troubles in study. At first, he was interested in flamenco, but soon he expanded his playing to jazz, blues and folk.
Herman's Hermits was an internationally successful 60s British rock band, from Manchester, England, formed in 1963. Part of the British Invasion, their trademark simple, non-threatening, clean-cut "boys next door" image made them easier to listen to and more accessible than other British Invasion bands. Their first hit, "I'm Into Something Good", was produced by Mickie Most, reaching #1 in the UK (1963) and #13 in the US (1964). Other hits followed such as "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" (1965) and "I'm Henry VIII, I Am".
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paperhead/132648110137077 The Paperhead (formerly The Looking Glass) is a psychedelic band from Nashville, Tennessee.
The band members Ryan Jennings, Walker Mimms and Peter Stringer-Hye wrote and recorded their debut album in the summer of 2010 only at the age of 18. The band's name is inspired by a lyric in "My Clown," a song by '60s British psych-band July . Their true psychedelic sound reminds of a genuine British Psych vinyl from the 60's.