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Charm

There are at least 3 artists called Charm: 1) A Japanese powerviolence band.
Albums:
-split with U.G MAN
-Shikami
-Hito
-split with GALVANIZEHEAD 2) A Classic Goa Trance project of Tatsuo Endo and Takeichirou Kurosaki from Japan. 3) Charm is a Spanish pop duo.
Band members: Martha Mateo & Lydia Cuestas.
New single of spanish pop duo Charm:
Charm "shooting star" (2009) on iTunes. 4) Charm is Phillip Falcone, a DJ and rapper who had a minor hit in 1991 with 'Butt Naked'.

Read more about Charm on Last.fm.

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ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK is a Japanese Rock band formed in the summer of 2005. It was started by Toru with High School friends Alex and Ryota after each of them got their musical instruments. After that, Taka joined as their vocalist and they focused on performing shows in the Tokyo area. In 2006 they independently released 2 mini albums. Because of their albums sales, their participation in relatively large festivals that summer and their energetic shows in the outskirts of Tokyo, they were noticed by a foreign record company.

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Lyrics Born

Lyrics Born (a.k.a. Asia Born) is Tom Shimura (b. 1972), originally from Berkeley, California, though through his childhood he lived in Tokyo, Japan, and Salt Lake City, Utah. He began his hip hop career while at college at UC Davis, where he was a DJ at the college station KDVS. He is a founding member of the group of artists known as Quannum Projects. He is also one half of the group Latyrx with fellow MC Lateef The Truth Speaker.

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ROVO

Rovo is a psychedelic rock-jazz band founded in 1996 in Tokyo by former Boredoms guitarist Seiichi Yamamoto (山本精一), electric violinist Yuji Katsui (勝井祐二), and synthesizer/effects technician Tatsuki Masuko (益子樹), with Jin Harada (原田仁) on bass guitar, Hiroshi Nakanishi (中西宏司) on synths, and featuring two drummers/percussionists, the prolific Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (芳垣安洋) (of legendary improv noise group Ground-Zero) and Yoichi Okabe (岡部洋一).

Read more about ROVO on Last.fm.

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Frank Chickens

Frank Chickens were an Anglo-Japanese group based in London, performing their quirky brand of pop from 1982 to 2001. The founder members were Kazuko Hohki and Kazumi Taguchi. Taguchi was later replaced by Atsuko Kamura and then Chika Nakagawa and others in the 1990s. Their best known song was We Are Ninja (Not Geisha), which they continued to perform at every gig. According to Discogs, their last release was a remix 12" of the song, We Are Ninja (2000).

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POLYSICS

POLYSICS is a Japanese new wave/synth pop/punk/rock band, hailing from Tokyo. The band started in 1997, but got their big break in 1998 at a concert in Tokyo. They create high energy music, fusing conventional guitar music, with synthesized and computer generated sound to create a unique mixture of punk and electro-pop. Their song lyrics often consist of Japanese, English, or just plain gibberish. The band has been noted for their extremely energetic live performances and their wild gimmicky outfits.

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Safari

Safari is a Chilean Hip-hop group, influenced by seminal acid techno, oldskool hip hop, and Cannibal Ox, El-P, and uk grime. Safari also an Japan Instrumental band formed by Gregg Lee (bass), Shiro Ito (drums), Yoshimasa Shiozaki (guitar), Akiyoshi Adachi (percussion) and Kazuhiro Matsuishi (vibraphone). Safari is also an american "indie garage rock" Band based in Cleveland, Ohio. Nico Walker (guitar), Bill Webb (bass) and Lance Ballard (percussion).

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Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife is an all-female Japanese pop punk band formed in Osaka, Japan in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups and early punk rock bands such as The Ramones, the trio crafts stripped-down songs expressing infectious melodies and simplistic, exuberant lyrics sung both in Japanese and English. Despite their pop-oriented nature, the trio maintains a distinctly underground garage rock sound rooted in edgy instrumentation and D.I.Y.

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