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The Avengers

There are three bands and one radio show sharing the name The Avengers: 1) The Avengers were formed in San Francisco, in the first wave of American Punk. Penelope Houston was the lead singer, primary songwriter, and her persona was a large part of the draw for the act. The other band members were James Wilsey (bass), D. Furious (drums), and Greg Ingraham (guitar). Critic Greil Marcus once said The Avengers were, “…San Francisco’s best punk band - in their moments, they were, you knew, better than any other band playing that night anywhere in the world.”

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Dead Kennedys

Dead Kennedys are a hardcore punk/punk rock band from San Francisco, California. During the 1980s the band gained a large underground following in the international punk music scene. Their music mixed the more experimental elements of English 1970s punk with the raw energy of the 1980s American scene. Dead Kennedys' songs mix the deliberately shocking lyrics of punk with a satirical and sarcastic left-wing commentary on social and political issues.

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Poison Idea

Poison Idea was formed in 1980 in Portland, OR by vocalist Jerry A. (aka Jerry Lang). The initial lineup consisted of Jerry A., Tom “Pig Champion” Roberts (guitar), Glen Estes (bass), and Dean Johnson (drums). Inspired by Black Flag and other early Southern California hardcore acts, they were further influenced by Discharge and Los Angeles's the Germs. Germs singer Darby Crash was a strong influence on singer Jerry A.—vocally, lyrically, and philosophically—was monumental, and Poison Idea followed the Germs’ extremist punk ethic.

Read more about Poison Idea on Last.fm.

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The Arrivals

The Arrivals are a four piece from Blue Island, Illinois, Southside of Chicago. They write songs about everything and nothing, sometimes all at once. They sound like Mission of Burma trying to write Kinks songs, though most people have their own f-ed up description that may be just as valid. They've toured with Dillinger Four(with whom they now share a bass player), The Soviettes, Toys That Kill, Rise Against, Tiltwheel, Vena Cava, Grabass Charlestons, and The Lawrence Arms.

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DMZ

There is more than one artist with this name: One is a 70's punk/garagerock band fronted by Jeff "Mono Man" Connolly, who would later go on to form Lyres. The other is a collaboration between dubstep producers Digital Mystikz and Loefah, and refers to a label, a club night and sometimes individual tracks.

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Divisions

There are three bands named Divisions. 1. A hardcore punk band from Florida who released one 7” and three tapes before disbanding in 2008. 2. A Progressive Metal band from Kingston, Ontario who are currently working on the release of their debut EP. www.myspace.com/divisionsband 3. A hardcore punk band from Melbourne, Australia. They've released a three track demo in 2011. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Divisions/203168316361003

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Shock

There are, at least, two artists known as Shock. 1) A UK-based experimental new wave music, dance & mime troupe, who recorded a series of singles, in the early 1980s (aka SHOCK (UK)). Two prominent members - Tim Dry & Sean Crawford - went on to form the 'new wave' duo Tik and Tok & appear in the Return of the Jedi film. Another prominent member was Canadian-born Barbie Wilde - best known, outside music, for portraying Female Cenobite in several "Hellraiser" films - made several music recordings & appeared in many '80s music videos, often for other musicians. (More info' on Wikipedia.)

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Free Beer

1. punk band from Mansfield. Ok
http://wearefreebeer.bandcamp.com/ 2. An American country rock band which was active in the 1970s and consisted of Sandy Allen, Michael Packer and Robert Caleb Potter. 3. Skate rock band 4. Free Beer is a group formed by Kenny and Derek in January of 2012. Kenny plays guitar and Derek plays ukulele. They are often accompanied by "The Pussies", friends of theirs that sing along with them.

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Broken

1. Broken ( / / ) Follow "Broken" At At www.beatsbybroken.com
Christopher Green or better known as "Broken" was born in Anchorage,AK...
A place where he learned his first musical understandings at, from his brother's beat up stereo and his father's record collection "Broken" gained an early understanding of what hits the heart.
Later moving to Canada and going through many phases and changes during the process Broken heard many types of music which he still carries with him to this day.

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