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Afghan Whigs

American band the Afghan Whigs were a soul-influenced, alternative rock band that was mainly active in the 1990s. While achieving only moderate commercial success, the Afghan Whigs attracted ample critical acclaim and deeply loyal fans, Rolling Stone described the band as spending "the bulk of their career on the brink of stardom", yet they've "never quite broken beyond a substantial legion of devotees enamored of their thinly veiled sleaze."

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M.I.K.E.

M.I.K.E. is Mike Dierickx (Dirk Dierickx before changing his first name officially), a Belgian producer and DJ from the Antwerp area. (Another M.I.K.E., known as Mike, is an Indonesian Singer who won the finals of Indonesian Idol. His songs are tagged on this page.) Although mostly known for his productions under the aliases M.I.K.E., Push and Plastic Boy, Mike has released hundreds of records under more than eighty aliases and collaborations since 1992 in a wide variety of styles ranging from rave...

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Kumo

Kumo came into existence in 1994 when Jono Podmore began work at Watershed Studios, London, UK and with Plink Plonk records, founding 2 sister labels to Plink Plonk: Autoi and Psychomat. He began to play the Theremin, developing new techniques for live performance of electronic music.
After a string of singles and remixes as Kumo, March 1997 saw the release of his first album Kaminari to significant critical acclaim. A series of live dates and international DJ commitments followed, including the Essential Music Festival, the Sonar festival, and the Graz Biennale.

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Slipstream

The name 'Slipstream' is used by a number of artists, including as an alias for the Hi-NRG producer Ian Anthony Stephens ('I Kissed a Boy') and as the name of both a drum and bass act and the UK indie band described below. Slipstream were formed in 1994 after Mark Refoy left Spiritualized. The band consisted of Ian Anderson on guitar, Gary Lennon on bass, Steve Beswick on drums and occasional appearances from Jonny Mattock who had also stopped drumming for Spiritualized later that year.

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Belvedere

Belvedere was a canadian / band formed in 1995. Originally not meant to play a show, they gained a cult following in Canada's scene. Known for their blazing speed and vocals, the band also appeared on the Warped Tour and Groezrock Festival bills.
Taking their name from the '80s sitcom, Belvedere began in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1995 as the three-piece of Steve Rawles (guitar/vocals), Brock (bass), and Dan Hrynuik (drums).

Read more about Belvedere on Last.fm.

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Terakaft

Terakaft is a gang of guitarists, in the same vein as Tinariwen. Nothing astonishing about that if you consider that Terakaft was founded by Kedou and Diara, two formative and historical guitarists from Tinariwen. Moreover Kedou accompanied Tinariwen to the very first Festival with the Desert by Chock-Essako in January 2001, and contributes four songs on their first album The Radio Tisdas Sessions.

Read more about Terakaft on Last.fm.

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Chuck Loeb

Chuck Loeb is a skillful guitarist capable of numerous styles of music, most notably jazz. Loeb's own solo projects have generally been commercially successful crossover jazz, which has "contemporary" or "smooth" jazz. He started playing guitar when he was 11, discovered jazz when he was 16, took lessons from Jim Hall, Pat Metheny and Joe Puma, and attended the Berklee College of Music. Loeb freelanced in New York (with Hubert Laws, Chico Hamilton, Joe Farrell among others) and then in 1979 joined Stan Getz's group for two years.

Read more about Chuck Loeb on Last.fm.

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James Michael

There are various artists with the same name: 1. James Michael (born on September 26, 1968 in Holland, Michigan) is an American record producer, songwriter and musician best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Sixx:A.M. (which features Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe and Dj Ashba of Guns N' Roses, formerly of Beautiful Creatures). With Sixx:A.M., he released The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack as well as the Live Is Beautiful EP while his debut solo album, titled Inhale, was released in 2000.

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Kopek

(1) An experimental project on shelsmusic formed in Brighton, UK in the summer of 2007. Kopek have played with the likes of The Blow, David Thomas Broughton, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, *shels and Vic Chesnutt with the A Silver Mt. Zion orchestra and Guy Picciotto of Fugazi and Rites of Spring. Kopek perform live in several different incarnations - as a solo project, in which Marcus loops live drums and trumpet drones, plays guitar and sings...

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