Destroy All Monsters (sometimes rendered DAM) is an Ann Arbor, Michigan musical group formed by four artist friends in 1973. Their music touched on elements of punk rock, psychedelic, heavy metal music and noise rock with a heavy dose of performance art. Their name has sometimes thought to have came from a Godzilla movie, but it could also have come from a comic book with the same title. They described their music as "anti-rock." Destroy All Monsters never found mainstream success, but earned some notoriety due to members of notable rock groups The Stooges and MC5 who joined the group.
Trumans Water is an indie rock band that formed in 1991 in San Diego, California. Their current lineup consists of Kirk and Kevin Branstetter (guitars/vocals/etc), Mike Coumatos (bass/vocals), and John Schier (drums). Throughout their career, they have combined avant-garde influences from music such as Sun City Girls, Captain Beefheart, and free jazz with a Sonic Youth/Boredoms-esque indie/punk/noise rock sensibility to create consistently unusual and uncompromising music that is just as composed as it is chaotic-sounding.
Who are Shit and Shine? A bizarre London/Texas hybrid of weird shit currently causing a stir down London way that's who. Having been lauded as the band of Sonar 2006, and following two sold out releases on Riot Season & Latitudes, Shit and Shine return with their debut album proper 'Jealous Of Shit And Shine'. Taking a slightly more mature musical stance, 'Jealous Of Shit And Shine' is equal parts Strangulated Beatoffs, Butthole Surfers, Merzbow, Melvins and Boredoms - fusing sonic blasts and monster riffs into a hearty brew.
Formerly called Jodi Moore as a tribute to an acquaintance who didn't want the honour of seeing her name in the street press, The Stabs acquired their new name not long after starting to play irregular gigs at small Melbourne venues around 2003. They have the honour of clearing the 'Airport Lounge' at Monash Uni faster than any other lunchtime act, with only three diehards ending up braving the wall of noise for the whole set.
Wooden Shjips (that's not a typo) is a vital and refreshingly inspired quartet from San Francisco playing loud rock ‘n’ roll in a style heavily influenced by the experimentalism of psychedelia, classical minimalism and garage rock excess. Started as an experiment in rhythmic primitivism and group improvisation, the current lineup brings a more structured rock approach to its performances, utilizing a traditional lineup of drums (Omar Ahsanuddin), bass (Dusty Jermier), organ (Nash Whalen), guitar (Erik “Ripley” Johnson) and vocals.
Slug is the name used by multiple musical acts: (1) American hip hop artist Sean Daley, of Atmosphere; (2) South African trance artist Liam Gibbs; (3) a Los Angeles avant/noise rock band; (4) a Chicago-based trance/breakbeat producer; (5) a house DJ from the Shetland Isles, (6) a singer-songwriter from the UK and (7) a south american thrash-metal band.
1. Sean Daley, Slug, Atmosphere:
Minneapolis, Minnesota isn`t exactly the ideal spot to try and maintain a career in hip hop, but somehow, Slug has managed to do just that.