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Judi Chicago

JUDI CHICAGO exists in a parallel universe where beef burgers can rap and alcho-pop whippets puke neon hues over the pavements of the weekend. Since 2006 the wicked duo of multi-instrumentalists Travis Thatcher and British-born ATL transplant Benjamin Coleman have concocted their surreal blend of acid house, futurist disco, the whooping and clattering of art-punk and psychedelic rock and the rhythm and grind of ragga, jungle and UK garage.

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Jape

Jape is the alter-ego of Redneck Manifesto member Richie Egan. Hailing from Crumlin, Dublin 12, he purveys an electronica-heavy music tinged with 'stoner folk'. Jape's most renowned song 'Floating' has been covered by The Raconteurs and The Mighty Stef, to name a few. His debut album 'Cosmosphere' was released in 2003 (Volta Records), followed by 2004's 'The Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun Than Me' (Trust Me I'm A Thief).

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Mahjongg

Chicago party animals, Mahjongg, originally from Columbia, MO, may be nearing the top of Chicago's 'local band' heap, but if you haven't heard of them yet it's probably because their music has made it quite difficult for locals to nail them down in a 'scene.' Mahjongg's shows are always ragers, which often leads attendees to shove (or drop) the actual musicianship from their memories - a shame since they're onto something pretty damn cool.

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Operator Please

Operator Please is a band from Gold Coast, Australia that formed in early 2005 and their current line up consists of vocalist and guitarist Amandah Wilkinson, drummer Tim Commandeur, keyboardist Chris Holland, bassist Ashley McConnell, and violinist Taylor Henderson. Original keyboardist Sarah Gardiner left in April of 2008. They released their debut album, "Yes Yes Vindictive" in November 2007 in Australia and March 2008 in Germany/United Kingdom. They released their third single "Just A Song About Ping Pong" in Australia, debuting at #15 on the ARIA charts.

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Combine the Victorious

Combine the Victorious is primarily the talents of Mark R Henning and Isabelle Dunlop. From their initial release in 2007 the band has contained several brilliant musicians but remained under the vision of the two founding members. Isabelle and Mark are currently recording their third album, and have just released their new single Crumbling Hearts, a follow up to Glasgow, the first of the new sound. discography:
2012 Crumbling Hearts (Boutique Empire)
2012 Paros (Boutique Empire)
2012 Glasgow (Boutique Empire)

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Broken Spindles

Broken Spindles is the brainchild of Joel Petersen of Omaha, Nebraska. He is in other Saddle Creek bands, playing bass guitar in The Faint and Beep Beep. The music is mostly instrumental with minimal vocals which Petersen sings. It originally started in 2001 as the soundtrack for a friend's film. It developed into a solo project with the first release in 2002 on Tiger Style Records. In between touring with The Faint and Beep Beep, Petersen found time to write music for Broken Spindles. The song, "Song No Song," from fulfilled/complete was used in a car commercial for Lexus

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