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The City Drive

Departing his native Ontario with dreams of sunny skies, hand trees, and becoming in a rock-band, vocalist/guitarist/pianist Danny Smith tripped to LA in 2002, preventing in Memphis on the way to record some early demos with Lisa Loeb. Upon rendering it to California, Smith fulfilled up with another L.A. transplant, …

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The Fray

By pitching their music somewhere within the arena-friendly design of U2 as well as the mature pop/rock and roll of rings like Maroon 5 and Keeping track of Crows, the Fray rose to business prominence using their 2005 debut, How exactly to Save a Life. The Denver-based music group had …

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Something Corporate

From the myriad young alt-rock bands to appear in the first 2000s, Something Corporate stood out making use of their piano-fueled songcraft and crossover potential. Similarly, the bandmembers had been barely away from senior high school when Drive-Thru Information agreed upon them, which helped Something Commercial connect with a big …

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This Is Me Smiling

Using a collective love of Ben Folds as well as the Beatles, the indie pop foursome THAT IS Me Smiling surfaced in the western suburbs of Chicago in 2005 release a their sweetly melodic self-titled debut through local indie The Vinyl Summer. Vocalist/guitarist Dan Duszynski, keyboardist/vocalist Sheldon Miller, bassist Matt …

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Waking Ashland

Since its inception, Waking Ashland — drawing a lot of its sound from Ben Folds — has mainly centered around vocalist/keyboardist Jonathan Jones and guitarist Ryan Lallier, who originally formed the band alongside drummer Thomas Lee in November 2003 while all three were music majors at California State University. Robert …

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The Rocket Summer

Given birth to and raised in Fort Well worth, Tx, Bryce Avary recorded and released two preliminary EPs before taking the Rocket Summer time to phases worldwide. Avary authorized using the Militia Group in 2002 and released the Calendar Times LP a short while after; a gifted songwriter and musician, …

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Mêlée

Pianos along with a melodic feeling greater than the most common punk-pop thrill place Orange County’s Mêlée aside from their peers. Chris Cron (vocals/electric guitar), Rick Sanberg (electric guitar), Ryan Malloy (bass), and Mike Nader (drums) shaped the music group in 1999 while still within their teens, and finally signed …

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Rooney

California rock-band Rooney emerged in 2002, building their live debut starting to warm up for Phantom World, a far more experienced L.A.-centered group who distributed similar traditional pop influences (E.L.O., the Seaside Boys) plus a family member. Younger brother of acting professional and previous Phantom World drummer Jason Schwartzman, Rooney …

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The Hush Sound

What began simply because random jam periods between close friends Bob Morris (electric guitar) and Greta Salpeter (piano/electric guitar) ultimately grew in to the Chicago indie pop quartet the Hush Sound. A classically educated pianist since age group three, Salpeter was released to Morris by shared friends if they had …

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Big City Rock

Forming in LA circa 2001, Big City Rock and roll take their name to center with dancey, keyboard-littered rock and roll numbers that display unabashed ’80s pop affects alongside an arena rock and roll attitude to create U2 proud. Functioning their way with the congested L.A. picture, the associates of …

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