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Company of Thieves

Company of Thieves is an indie rock band which formed in Chicago, Illinois in 2007. They consist of Genevieve Schatz (vocals, keyboards), Marc Walloch (guitar) and Mike Ortiz (drums). Bassist Dorian Duffy has since left the band. The members of Company of Thieves are collectively grounded, and well-versed in the challenges the world faces today. "This is a scary time for a lot of people, government-wise, art-wise, and especially business-wise," says singer Genevieve Schatz. "People seem to be very held back in what they're willing to invest in – personally, emotionally, and financially.

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Pronto

When not playing in his full-time gig with Wilco, New Jersey native-via-Chicagoan-via-Brooklynite Mikael Jorgensen crafts pitch-perfect pop songs under the moniker of Pronto. The full story begins all the way back in 1995, the golden age of indie-rock, when Jorgensen was growing weary of the limitations of pop music. Fueled by healthy amounts of art school cynicism and the post-adolescent desire to create something unique, Movere Workshop was formed in the basement of a house in Leonardo, New Jersey.

Read more about Pronto on Last.fm.

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Quake

There are at least three artists with this name: 1) a metal band from Chicago, Illinois
2) a house band from the U.K.
3) a Canadian rapper 1) Quake (Chicago)
http://www.facebook.com/QuakeIL
http://quakeband.bandcamp.com A metal band from Chicago formed in the summer of 2012.
First EP released in July 2013
In the works of a full length album, to be released in late 2014 2) Quake (U.K.) Real Name: Ian Bland & Rob Tissera
Aliases: RT Project
Members: Ian Bland, Rob Tissera 3) Quake (Canada)

Read more about Quake on Last.fm.

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Black Math

With their drum-machine-powered, infectious fuzzed-out goth, Black Math bring to mind the Jesus and Mary Chain (or, if you ask them, Siouxsie and the Banshees), but with more layers to pick apart. Xina’s vocals float like the open sky above dark clouds, and she plays the cello! Jimmy’s synth and sharp drum patterns bring a shadowy dark-wave element, while Andrew’s wall-of-sound guitar harkens back to the aforementioned 1980s shoegazers.

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Weasel Walter

Weasel Walter is an experimental drummer and composer. He is most famous as the leader of The Flying Luttenbachers, but also leads other projects such as the Weasel Walter Sextet. He began playing in Chicago in the early 90s, and has subsequently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2003, where he has lived ever since. Weasel Walter can most frequently be seen playing drums, although he plays bass, started out on guitar, and has taken saxophone lessons from Hal Russel.

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Chief Keef

Keith Cozart was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Dulles Elementary School and later Banner High School on the city's South Side. He released his debut mixtape The Glory Road on July 9, 2011 and his second mixtape Bang on October 11. In December 2011, Cozart was arrested on a weapons charge (aggravated unlawful use of a weapon) and put under house arrest at his grandmother's home. While under house arrest, Cozart posted several videos to his YouTube account.

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Sasha Go Hard

Sasha Go Hard is a Chicago rapper. Her mixtapes are:
- Nutty World - hosted by DJ Victoriouz featuring Young Haz, Tony Roche (Odd Couple), Chase N Dough, DJ Kenn, Matti Baybee, and Rockie Fresh. Includes the single "Rondo".
- Round 3 - featuring Absolut P, Block on da Trakk, Diplo, Kreyshawn and Le1f
- Hip Hop vs. Love - featuring I.L Will (of Chicago trio M.I.C.)
- Do You Know Who I Am - featuring Young Chop, Absolut P, DJ Kenn and Southside

Read more about Sasha Go Hard on Last.fm.

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brighter arrows

"Brighter Arrows formed in the summer of 2010 as a project between Jake Norris and John Olds. Eventually Colin May was recruited and Owen Mallon was brought in for bass duties. Jamie Dougherty originally contributed synthesizer and piano parts but in February of 2010, he began taking over on bass when Mallon departed from the group."
- Bobby Markos, Sun is Everywhere http://www.brighterarrows.tumblr.com/

Read more about brighter arrows on Last.fm.

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The Bomb

Hailing from Chicago, The Bomb is a punk trio featuring former Naked Raygun leader Jeff Pezzatti (vocals, bass). Rounding out the group is John Maxwell (guitar), and Paul Garcia (drums). The group came together in the late 1990s and formed Jettison Music, an imprint that has also released recordings by The Matics and Green. The Bomb made their recorded debut with a 3-song EP in 1999 and released a full-length in 2000 entitled Torch Songs, which was recorded by friend (and former Big Black bandmate), Steve Albini.

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