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Butter 08

The East Town all-star unit Butter 08 comprised Cibo Matto’s Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s Russell Simins, Skeleton Key’s Rick Lee and graphic designer Mike Mills (never to be confused with the R.E.M. bassist of the same name). Created within the wake of the drunken …

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Mule

Mule’s make of sloppy, whiskey-drenched backwoods punk includes a very similar feel towards the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, though vocalist and guitarist P.W. Long’s affinity for the Southern hillbillies of traditional nation (along with the shouty types of Captain Beefheart) provides him an alternative slant than Spencer’s blues- and R&B-influenced …

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Workdogs

The Workdogs includes Rob Kennedy (bass, vocals) and Scott Jarvis (drums), who’ve provided the backbeat for Fifty percent Japan, Velvet Monkeys, and a great many other bands over time (Jarvis also produced and engineered the Beastie Boys’ Pollywog Stew EP and served as their tour supervisor when they installed with …

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Superbees

The LA foursome the Superbees electrify vintage garage grooves using the energy of Iggy Pop, the swagger from the Stones, as well as the raucous attack of Thee Hypnotics. Vocalist and guitarist Dave Wayne formed the music group around 1998 with bassist Dat Ngo, as well as the duo quickly …

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Titán

Mexican alternative dance threesome Titán were shaped in the first ’90s by ex-Melamina Ponderosa guitarist Julian Lede, keyboardist Emilio Acevedo, and bassist Andrés Sánchez, later on replaced by ex-Fobia drummer/bassist Jay de la Cueva. The group documented its debut LP, Terrordisco, in 1995. After registering to Tombola! in 1999, Titán …

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Guitar Wolf

A wild, frantic rock and roll & roll music group whose sonic barrage can be an explosive fusion of Ramones-style punk, hot-rodded rockabilly, and heavy-gauge garage area rock and roll (they contact it “Aircraft Rock and roll” in mention of the rumble of the airliner), Acoustic guitar Wolf are arguably …

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Golden Animals

A self-styled retro-indie-folk-psychedelic-blues duo, Golden Animals was originally formed in Brooklyn, NY, by American vocalist/guitarist Tommy Eisner and Swedish-born drummer/backing vocalist Linda Beecroft. But after documenting their initial EP in 2006 in these thick urban environment, the few embarked on a cross-country pilgrimage that brought these to the barren wastes …

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Heavy Trash

A meeting from the thoughts between two music artists who explore the nexus between punk rock and roll and root base music, Heavy Garbage is a cooperation between Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray. Spencer initial attracted the eye of ambitious music supporters in 1985 along with his primitive electric guitar …

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The Reverend Horton Heat

The Reverend Horton High temperature is perhaps typically the most popular psychobilly artist ever, his recognition only rivaled with the esteem generated with the genre’s founders, the Cramps. The Reverend (as both three-man band and its own guitar-playing frontman had been known) built a solid cult following through the ’90s …

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The King Khan & BBQ Show

A Canadian garage rock and roll duo tangentially based away from Montreal, Quebec, the Ruler Khan & BBQ Present combine doo wop, punk, spirit, and who understands what else right into a loose, wild audio that’s drenched in pure raw energy. The duo in the centre of things can be …

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