George Michael
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (George Michael) achieved fame in the duo Wham! in his native U.K. in 1982. Through 1986, he and his partner, Andrew Ridgeley, scored hit after hit in a variety of styles from ... more »
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Phantom Planet
The Los Angeles-based indie rock band Phantom Planet came together during early adolescence at a local Pizza Hut in 1994. The band -- at that time comprised of Jacques Brautbar (guitar), Sam Farrar (bass), Alex ... more »
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Kathleen Edwards
Kathleen Edwards was born in Ottawa, Canada, in 1979, the daughter of foreign service parents who played piano and guitar in their spare time. At five, Edwards began to study classical violin, which continued through ... more »
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Drive-By Truckers
Drive-By Truckers released several albums of gutsy, often ironic roots rock (1998's Gangstabilly, 1999's Pizza Deliverance, and the live effort Alabama Ass Whuppin') before settling down to compose their unlikely magnum opus, The Southern Rock ... more »
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The Hold Steady
The Hold Steady is a Brooklyn-based rock band. Four of its five members have lived in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, and their Twin Cities roots are frequently reflected in the band's lyrics. The band's style ... more »
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Portishead: Third
Portishead has always thrived on contradiction and the confounding of expectations, something evident from the very existence of their third album, straightforwardly ... more »
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Panic at the Disco: Pretty. Odd
Though their name might conjure embarrassing memories of the late 1970s, Panic at the Disco crashes straight into 1967 on their ... more »
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