Combining elements of both rock and folk music, along with disturbingly personal sentiments, dark humor, and a voice able to channel both the falsetto highs of Neil Young and the wavering raspy low tones of Leonard Cohen, Toronto's Hayden Desser has spent the last 15 years creating uniquely affecting music. The critically acclaimed musician first appeared in the early '90s armed with only his four-track tape recorder, his unexpectedly low vocal range, and an extremely detuned guitar.
Skyclad is a British heavy metal band with strong folk influences in their music. They were formed by former Sabbat vocalist Martin Walkyier, and Satan / Blind Fury / Pariah guitarist Steve Ramsey in 1990 to represent the "ultimate pagan metal band". From the start, they have incorporated a diverse range of influences from British folk music to German thrash metal which has fed their constantly evolving sound. They are widely considered the inventors of folk metal.
Hailing from the Northwest, Beefy is a massive presence in the nerdcore hip-hop scene. Since 2005, Beefy has been pushing his positive, pop culture influenced message worldwide, beginning with his debut The Whitesican EP. Never afraid to make references to X-Men comic books or video game vixens, Beefy has also found a way to create his own style backed by pop, rock, and hard powered rap production.
Two bands have used the name "The Wallflowers":
1. An American rock band
2. A British indie rock band 1. The Wallflowers are a rock band which formed in 1989 in Los Angeles, California, United States. The band's only constant member has been singer/guitarist Jakob Dylan, the son of folk rock legend Bob Dylan. The Wallflowers have released five albums: "The Wallflowers" (1992), "Bringing Down the Horse" (1996), "Breach" (2000), "Red Letter Days" (2002) and "Rebel, Sweetheart" (2005).
From the opening salvo of Stellar Kart
Stephanie Sayers is a singer songwriter who was born in upstate New York. She has lived in Massachusetts, New Orleans and Los Angeles. In 1995 Stephanie released 'Christmas Island', an EP that brought her to the attention of Lenny Waronker, then in the process of starting up Dreamworks Records, where she joined his stable of emerging talent, including Elliott Smith, Rufus Wainwright and Eels. In 2000, Stephanie toured with Sparklehorse on the West Coast. In 2001 she appeared on the Galaxie 500 tribute album "Snowstorm" (Elefant Records, Spain) to which she contributed the track "Spook".
Straight No Chaser is a Men's a Capella group from Indiana University, started in 1996. Straight No Chaser is also a band from San Diego. They have an album, Panoramic. Straight, No Chaser is a hardcore band from Rochester, NY. Straight No Chaser is alias of Chicago House Music producer Johnny Fiasco. Straight No Chaser is also a Rock, Indie band form Kilmore/Wallan, Australia.
Members: Matt Jennings - vocals/guitar Corey Mills - Drums Trev Mills - Bass
THE PHILISTINES JR. are brothers Peter & Tarquin Katis, drummer Adam Pierce and an extended musical family including piano/theremin virtuoso, Rob Schwimmer, and inventor/musician, Leon Dewan among others. With a reputation as No-Fi home studio recording wizards, they have been recording and releasing their unique brand of experimental pop music since 1990...on their own TARQUIN RECORDS label. Due to Peter's successful producing career (Interpol, The National, etc)...
Official Site: http://www.nakedraygun.org
Naked Raygun was a very influential Chicago-based punk band of the 1980s and early 1990s. All incarnations featured Jeff Pezzati on vocals. Members over time include Jim Colao and Eric Spicer on drums, Pierre Kezdy and Camilio Gonzalez on bass, and Santiago Durango. John Haggerty, and Bill Stephans on guitar. Naked Raygun began as a noisy, free-form artist, often trading members with Big Black but later sharpened into a hard pop outfit in a league with the Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers, and The Jam.