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.
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.
As the solo project of New York City's DJ Snarf, Cervello Elettronico deftly crosses genre boundaries to create aggressive electronic dance music with a nod to rhythmic noise and classic EBM structures. Influenced by such artists as PowerPussy, This Morn' Omina, Hocico, Synapscape, Asche, Oil 10, and Autechre, Cervello Elettronico has performed live all over North America and Europe and shared the bill with a multitude of well-known industrial and power noise acts.
There multiple artists with this name: 1. After eight years of existence, Klone has reached a personal and studied musical style. Today, the band releases a new inspired album, with various influences: metal, heavy rock, stoner, grunge, pop, psychedelic. Klone finds its identity in going deeper in the command of each musical style. "All Seeing Eye" uses well-orchestrated arrangements, uncommon in Metal, like the use harpe, the saxophone, the chinese flute and various electro tones.
Matt Pryor is the singer / guitar player in Kansas City, MO's The Get Up Kids. He currently is playing in The New Amsterdams and The Terrible Twos. Matt Pryor's first solo album, named 'Confidence Man' after a track of the same title, is a folk-tinged collection of stripped, acoustic songs. It was released on July 29, 2008. Speaking with Songfacts in a 2011 interview, Pryor said the raw production of his second album, May Day, reflects his emotional state at the time of recording: "I mean, it's a home recording written and recorded by someone who was very...
There are two bands called "Kicker": 1) A British indie pop band
2) A punk rock band from Oakland, California 1) Jill Drew and Phil Sutton (Comet Gain and The Soft City) started UK band Kicker in 1998, releasing their first single in 1999, on the Rough Trade Shop imprint ForUs. Four more singles followed, on various lables, which were compiled together as their first CD 'Fivefortyfives' (Track and Field) in 2002.
Simone Vallecorsa aka Aeph was introduced to Bass music when he was a teenager back in his hometown. At the age of 16, inspired by different music genres, Simone was compelled to make his own music. Now Aeph lives and works out of London and has released on a number of most cutting edge record labels.
The "Aeph" sound is a dark melodic mixture of classic composition and surrealistic synthesizers, a retro futuristic vision of music combined with ultra modern riffs, great versatility and a finesse that rivals his role models.
"(AbsuЯd) Minds" is a futurepop music band from Germany. Absurd Minds was formed in 1995 by Stefan Großmann (voice, composing) and Tilo Ladwig (composing, programming, sampling). Musically they were inspired by the ebm of the early 1990s. Between 1995 and 1999, Absurd Minds released three CD-rs in limited quantities, laying the groundwork for further developments by the band. After a long creative phase their first concert took place at the Dresden club, "Bunker". As a result of this the band came into contact with "Music Cooperation" who subsequently became their management.