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Ben Kenney

Ben Kenney is the bass player for the rock band Incubus. Ben Kenney was formerly part of the hip-hop group The Roots before he joined Incubus in 2003 after the departure of bassist and founding member Alex Katunich aka Dirk Lance. He had previously played with Incubus members Mike Einziger and Jose Pasillas in Time Lapse Consortium. He also plays in his own band The Division Group (formerly known as SUPERGRUB) with Neal Evans of Soulive and Ashley Mendel. They are planning to release a follow album, 'Saturnize.'

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Chris Fatouros

Chris Fatouros (born 1983) is a singer-guitarist-song writer from Melbourne, Australia. Performing and singing since childhood, Fatouros's main interest had always been classic rock & folk. He is known for his raw and soulful performance style, strong vocals and multi-instrumental skills. Fatouros's music is strongly influenced by a wide variety of artists, such as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Gillian Welch and Neil Young. Aside from solo work, Chris has performed with original band SoulHarmoniX, with cover band Mister Speaker, in a jazz duo with a pianist and in a duo with a percussionist.

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Nekrogoblikon

What happens when you put a bunch of bloodthirsty, music-loving goblins together? Well, a lot of disembowelment, but also a lot of catchy tunes. Formed six millennia ago, and practicing only every other leap year on a full moon, the band has perfected their brand of crushing . On a cold, dreary winter night in July of 2006, Nicholas Von Doom and Tim were in the woods engaging in general tomfoolery when they stumbled upon a mysterious cardboard box with their names crudely inscribed with a Sharpie® Permanent Marker.

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The Briggs

The Briggs are a punk rock band based out of Los Angeles, California. Fronted by brothers Joey and Jason LaRocca, this band draws from a variety of influences, but most noteably from the likes of UK artists such as The Clash, Cock Sparrer, Stiff Little Fingers, and Billy Bragg. The Briggs have spent the past few years on the heels of tours that have paired them up with more recognizable faces in their genre, including several outings with Irish-punk band Flogging Molly, punk rockers Street Dogs, and hardcore/melodic punk legends Bad Religion.

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Dawes

Dawes comes from Malibu, California. Two members, Taylor Goldsmith and Wylie Gelber were originally from the band Simon Dawes. They branched off, now playing with Griffin Goldsmith and Alex Casnoff to compile Americana/Soul music in the band Dawes.

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Bloodsport

There are 3 bands known by the name Bloodsport. 1) A Chicago punk band in the mid-80s.
2) A Christian hardcore band from Adelaide, Australia.
3) An ambiant and downtempo electronic artist.
4) A band from Sheffield, UK who play afrobeat mixed with post punk/noise rock, and who actually have a space in their name but last.fm hates them. 1)
Bloodsport was an important, albeit lesser known, Chicago punk band in the mid-80s.

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Charlie Peacock

Charlie Peacock (born Charles William Ashworth, August 10, 1956, also goes by Charlie Peacock-Ashworth) is a songwriter, record producer, musician, and writer, best known for his work in the field of Contemporary Christian Music. He was born in Yuba County, California. Ashworth studied at the California State University, Sacramento before becoming a professional musician and is currently working on a Masters degree in Theological Studies at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Blackalicious

Gift Of Gab (Tim Parker) and Chief Xcel (Xavier Mosley) met at John F. Kennedy High School in 1987 in Sacramento, California and formed the group in the early 1990s. They released their first recording, "Swan Lake", on . The Solesides Crew consisted of the duo, as well as other friends of theirs they had met at University of California - Davis, including DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born and Lateef The Truth Speaker. The single was an underground hit, but label trouble prevented the duo from immediately capitalizing on their fame.

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