Australian Sam Sparro
Pati Yang is one of Poland's most acclaimed electronic artists who released a critically revered album at 18 years old; a beguiling beauty whose sirenesque tones and joy of experimentation in music and the arts have earned her artistic acclaim, commercial success and stadium tour support for Depeche Mode. Pati was born in Poland but spent the first 6 years of her life on tour with her mother
Comedy post-riot grrrl, fun, punk songs about Tetris, sex and gender politics. Influenced by pop, punk, folk, riot grrl, musicals, grunge, and “lesbian music”, Amazon Molly like to think they sound like the awkward shouldn’t-still-be-acting-like-a-teenager offspring of The Murmurs and Northern State, conceived with the Buffy soundtrack playing in the background. Except there is no rap. (Yet.) http://www.myspace.com/amazonmollymusic
The Cab is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, signed to Fueled By Ramen subsidiary Decaydance Records. Their debut album, Whisper War, was released on April 29, 2008. They have also been called "The Band You Need To Know 2008" by Alternative Press. Band members Alex Deleon and Cash Colligan first began playing together in high school, and recorded demos as a duo which they put up on their MySpace page.
Half Moon Run is a band based out of Montreal, Canada. It consists of Devon Portielje (Ottawa, ON), Conner Molander, and Dylan Phillips (Comox, BC). The trio met through a mutual friend and an ad on Craigslist, and, after some line-up changes, Half Moon Run was born in its current form.
It’s a birds and the bees sort of question… Or maybe a chicken or the egg sort of question… What came first the rosined violin strings, major falls, classical theory or the smashed guitars, split finger tips and sweaty bodies? To see the Balconies play is nothing short of grasping at science. Even when placed down neatly in a Petri dish underneath thumbs and forefingers – the DNA-code of their infectious pop hooks interweaved with classical sensibility and theory is hard to discern.
The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band. The group was founded in 1983 by tuba player Philip Frazier, his brother Keith Frazier and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, along with other musicians with them at the Joseph S. Clark Sr. High School in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. Rebirth is known for combining traditional New Orleans brass band music, including the New Orleans tradition of second line with funk, jazz, and soul influences. In 1992, Ruffins and Rebirth split amicably after Ruffins decided not to accompany the band on a trip to Africa.