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Osheaga Festival 2013

Friday, Aug 2, 2013 12:00p
Parc Jean-Drapeau Montreal, QC

The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival (French: Festival de la musique et des arts Oshéaga) is a multi-day indie music festival in Montreal, Quebec, that is held annually at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène every summer.

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Tricky
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Where do you start with Tricky? How about one of the most important albums of the '90s. No, not 'Maxinquaye'―we'll get to that later―but 'Blue Lines', Massive Attack's 1991 debut. It's easy to forget that a young Adrian Thaws appeared on three tracks as Tricky Kid....
The Breeders
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Kim Deal's post-Pixies off-kilter, edgy indie rock band scored critical raves and a surprise pop hit with "Cannonball." ~ Rovi
New Order
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When Joy Division's Ian Curtis committed suicide in May 1980 the three remaining members, Bernard Sumner (b. Bernard Dicken, 4 January 1956, Salford, Manchester, England; guitar, vocals), Peter Hook (b....
Stars
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Sharing a fondness for sophisticated soul and pop artists like the Smiths, New Order, and Marvin Gaye, vocalist Torquil Campbell and keyboardist Chris Seligman formed Stars in Toronto. Along with friends Evan Cranley (also of Big Rude Jake) and Amy Millan (who contributed to the soundtrack for the film Drowning Mona), the band relocated to New York City before returning to Canada, this time settling in Montreal....
Carnage
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Sweden's Carnage were spawned by the same small, close-knit scene which gave birth to Entombed in the late '80s. Fueled by the booming death metal underground tape trading network, the group infused the lessons of American acts, like Death and Morbid Angel, with the sounds of British grind core exponents, like Napalm Death and Carcass, to create a somewhat unique niche all their own....
Beck
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His grandfather, Al Hansen, helped found the Fluxus art movement of the 1960s; his mom, Bibbe Hansen, acted in Andy Warhol movies and performed in punk-rock bands; and his dad, David Campbell, is a session player-string arranger who's worked with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones....
Cajmere
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For an international audience reawakening to the influence of Chicago house during the 1990s, Curtis A. Jones acted as quite a renaissance leader. Besides donning his straightahead house guise Cajmere and a flamboyant, neon-haired acid-house alter-ego named Green Velvet for several of the most memorable underground house tracks of the decade (including "Preacher Man," "Answering Machine" "Brighter Days" and "Flash"), Jones helmed the two most respected labels in the new school of Chicago house, Cajual and Relief....
Holy Ghost!
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Friends since attending elementary school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser were members of Automato, a rap group whose last releases, including a self-titled album released in 2003, were produced by the DFA's James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy....
Jimmy Eat World
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Once a trailblazing name in the mid-'90s emocore scene, Jimmy Eat World eventually found a larger audience by embracing a blend of alternative rock and power pop that targeted the heart as well as the head....
Raine Maida
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In 2006, singer and songwriter Raine Maida -- the frontman of the Canadian post-grunge band Our Lady Peace -- released an EP, Love Hope Hero, which was inspired by the beat poets and songwriters, like Patti Smith and Leonard Cohen, who straddled the literary and musical worlds....
Bonobo
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With the experimental warmth of '60s French films and the pizzicato flavor of horizontal hip-hop, Simon Green's Bonobo project established the welcome niche of a pretension-free, post-party intellectual chillout....
Big Boi
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Outside his primary roles as André 3000's partner in OutKast and as one of the central members of the Dungeon Family, Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton) appeared on tracks by Missy Elliott ("All N My Grill"), Trick Daddy ("In da Wind"), Jay-Z ("Poppin' Tags"), Killer Mike ("A....
Flogging Molly
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What makes a band truly remarkable? Insightful lyrics? Memorable melodies? Blow-your-mind live performances? The truth is that it takes all of those things along with a boundless enthusiasm, an infectious energy and a supreme devotion to the fans....
Tegan and Sara
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Tegan and Sara's 13-year career has seen them build an avid global following of fans and fellow musicians alike. Their unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds has allowed their music to cross all traditional boundaries of genre, from being covered by The White Stripes to collaborating with superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta....
Explosions in the Sky
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With a reputation for a scathingly intense live performance and a quickly sold-out CD-R demo, How Strange, Innocence, which was later reissued in 2005, Explosions in the Sky was touted early on in their career as the next phenomenon in moody and dynamic instrumental indie rock à la Mogwai and Godspeed You Black Emperor! The quartet of Texas kids, made up of Mark Smith and Munaf Rayani on guitars, Michael James on bass, and Christopher Hrasky on drums, was signed for its first release on Temporary Residence Limited after half a listen to their demo, which was submitted by the American Analog Set with a brief note saying "This totally f*cking destroys....
Hot Chip
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British alternative dance act formed around the talents of Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard, distinguished by their melodicism and fully live, band-oriented approach. ~ Rovi
Daughter
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Daughter include band members Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli & Remi Aguilella. Daughter is vocalist/guitarist Elena Tonra, electric guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella. Daughter came together in late 2010, and have watched their star gently rise, collecting fans one-by-one as their demo tracks started to spread amongst enthusiastic friends and bloggers online.
Silversun Pickups
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Brian Aubert (guitar/vocals), Nikki Monninger (bass), Christopher Guanlao (drums), and Joe Lester (keyboards) comprise the swarthy indie rock stylings of Silversun Pickups. The quartet's textured melodies capture the hypnotic dream pop threads of My Bloody Valentine and pop bittersweetness of Earlimart, and such a blend has wowed their native L....
Diamond Rings
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Diamond Rings is the glammed-up solo project of Toronto musician John O’Regan, who is also the singer/guitarist for indie rock band the D’Urbervilles. While that band was taking a break in late 2008, O’Regan started writing, recording, and performing as Diamond Rings....
We Are Wolves
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Canadian electro/shout-punk trio We Are Wolves builds walls of high-energy, synth-based, call-and-response indie rock that bring to mind artists such as Clinic, Suicide, and early New Order....
Frightened Rabbit
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Playing clever but purposefully naive pop in the manner of the Vaselines, the Twilight Sad, and the Clean, Frightened Rabbit sound a good bit bolder than their moniker would suggest, though it suits their lively but nervous musical personality....
Beach House
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Baltimore duo who play a brand of low-key, psychedelic dream pop featuring swirling organs, fuzz guitar, and ghostly vocals. ~ Rovi
Ben Howard
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Before launching his career as an acoustic singer/songwriter, Ben Howard grew up in South Devon, England, where his mother’s collection of folk records helped instill a love for Joni Mitchell, Donovan, and Richie Havens....
Phoenix
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French quartet who artfully reproduce the super-slick sound of the mid-1970s Californian pop rock with 2000s flair. ~ Rovi
The Gaslight Anthem
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The Gaslight Anthem rose out of the fertile punk scene of New Brunswick, NJ, flaunting a unique style that melded the influence of Bruce Springsteen, Wilson Pickett, and various Motown groups with the rough, emotional grit of Hot Water Music and Jawbreaker....
The Heavy
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A co-ed quintet from the outskirts of Bath, England, the Heavy draw influence from funk, soul, blaxploitation film soundtracks, and the gritty garage rock of the Sonics. Guitarist Dan Taylor and vocalist Kelvin Swaby became friends in the 1990s, bonding over a shared appreciation for vintage R&B and Jim Jarmusch films....
Yelawolf
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YelaWolf is an underground rapper from a small town in the South who had a brush with major-label success in 2007. Born Michael Wayne Atha on December 30, 1979, in Gadsden, AL, he made his full-length album debut with the independent release Creekwater (2005)....
Vampire Weekend
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Hyper-literate, versatile indie rock band formed at Columbia University; created a furor with its debut in 2008. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
The Cure
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The flagship for Great Britain's post-punk gloom-rock trend of the late '70s, with a ghoulish image that masked the diversity of their music. ~ Rovi
Atlas Genius
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Atlas, a New Zealand-based band, formed in 2005 once core members Sean Cunningham and brother and sister Beth and Ben Campbell decided that what had started as a songwriting collaboration should be taken to the next level....
Pretty Lights
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The output of Colorado-based musician Pretty Lights (Derek Vincent Smith) flitted between moody downtempo and upbeat, densely layered material geared more for clubs. His tracks often apply vintage samples to hard-hitting abstract hip-hop beats and layers of bold synthesizer patterns....
Disclosure
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Disclosure was formed in November 2005 after the breakup of Dosage. Evan and Patrick started a side project so that they could continue playing shows and write more songs. They found a drummer, Trydon, a few months later and things started moving quickly....
Lou Doillon
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We thought we knew Lou Doillon, but there was more to her. As she says in all simplicity, "I had every reason in the world not to go into music." So throughout her career as a young actress and international model, the daughter of Jacques Doillon and Jane Birkin was holding back a part of herself: the singer....
Mumford & Sons
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Platinum-selling London collective that creates contemporary yet folksy Americana with an indie pop slant. ~ Rovi
Quadron
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An offshoot of the Denmark-based Boom Clap Bachelors massive, Quadron were an avant R&B (with an occasional nudge toward folk-soul) duo formed by multi-instrumentalist/producer Robin Braun (aka Robin Hannibal, also one-half of the duo Owusu & Hannibal) and vocalist Coco O....
Charles Bradley
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Soul and R&B singer Charles Bradley definitely didn't arrive as a recording artist by taking the easy route. Born in Gainesville, FL in 1948, but raised in Brooklyn, NY, Bradley spent a good part of his childhood living on the streets....
Rudimental
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Seemingly appearing from nowhere in 2012 with their U.K. number one single Feel the Love, London based electronic outfit Rudimental had originally come together a few years earlier as the production name of duo Piers Agget and Kesi Dryden....
C2C
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Consisting of DJ Greem and MC 20Syl (from jazz-rap collective Hocus Pocus) and DJs Atom and Pfel (from electro hip-hop duo Beat Torrent), C2C are widely regarded as one of the most accomplished turntablist crews in the world....
Tommy Trash
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Fist in the air and unmistakable locks at large, Tommy Trash is not your stereotypical Dance icon. With an armoury of his own carefully created anthems, he has thrown to one side the clean-shaven image of EDM idols....
Two Door Cinema Club
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Mixing electronic polish with guitar-driven hooks à la Phoenix and the Postal Service, Bangor and Donaghadee, Northern Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club feature singer/guitarist/programmer Alex Trimble, guitarist/singer Sam Halliday, and bassist/singer Kevin Baird....
Gramatik
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Gramatik - The Age of Reason The Age of Reason is a benchmark release in the career of Gramatik - the first release on his own label, Lowtemp and a true sonic evolution. It is said that a master learns the rules in order to know how to bend them....
The Neighbourhood
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In early 2012 a mysterious band appeared online. The group, The Neighbourhood, revealed no biographical information, no photos and no backstory, offering only a moody track titled "Female Robbery....
Oberhofer
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Brad Oberhofer, frontman of the indie-rock outfit Oberhofer, is just 19 years old, and on "Awy Frm U", he exhibits a pretty good understanding of the duality of rejection. He seems to understand how it both hurts and provides a fresh start....
Grouplove
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Since forming in 2009, LA-based indie band Grouplove has quickly become one of music's most exhilarating young acts. By the time they released their 2011 debut full length, Never Trust A Happy Song (Canvasback Music/Atlantic), Grouplove was already a standout at music festivals around the world, including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Reading & Leeds Festivals, and Glastonbury....
Wild Nothing
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Jack Tatum, formerly of Jack and the Whale and Facepaint, began making his shimmery, synth-washed indie pop recordings under the name Wild Nothing in the summer of 2009. Emerging at a time when a handful of C-86-esque groups (e....
Kendrick Lamar
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The moment that signaled 25-year-old Top Dawg Entertainment artist Kendrick Lamar's rise from West Coast underground cult hero to mainstream superstar happened on stage at a hometown concert in during the summer of 2011....
The Head And The Heart
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Formed in Seattle by a group of northwestern transplants, the Head and the Heart is an indie folk band whose influences include Americana, country-rock, and classic Beatlesque pop. The lineup came together in 2009, when songwriters Jonathan Russell and Josiah Johnson met at an open mic event at Seattle's Conor Byrne Pub....
Porter Robinson
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This 19-year-old talent has been touted by his peers (read Tiësto, Skrillex and Deadmau5) as one of the nu-breed saviours of electronic music, and having only experienced the limelight for just a few months, his achievements paint the picture of a super bright future....
Imagine Dragons
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In a dark kitchen in the middle of a sweaty night in Las Vegas, all 6’4” of Dan Reynolds is hunched over a laptop, slapping beats on the table and crooning lyrics into a tiny microphone....
The Lumineers
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Twenty years ago, Wesley Schultz saw the future. Back then, growing up in the New York City suburb of Ramsey, New Jersey, Wesley spent his days drawing side by side with his best friend, Josh Fraites....
Alt-J
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The quartet, Alt-J, first entered our consciousness with their debut release of 'Bloodflood' / 'Tessellate' in October 2011. Released on 7" via Loud & Quiet, it sparked a wave of interest in their brilliantly unique and compelling sound....
Frank Ocean
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An R&B vocalist affiliated with the outlandish hip-hop crew Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, Frank Ocean (Christopher "Lonny" Breaux) was born and raised in New Orleans. The aspiring songwriter and singer had just moved into his dorm at the University of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit....
Azari & III
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A throwback to the four-on-the-floor of ‘80s house, Canadian electro duo Azari & III (pronounced "Azari and Third") gained renown DJing warehouses in the underground scene of Toronto. In 2010, Dinamo Azari and Alixander III recorded their first single, “Hungry for Powerâ€* for Trax Records -- which featured Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full, two in a long line of collaborators....
Azealia Banks
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Raised in Harlem by a single mom while attending Manhattan's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, Azealia Banks' backstory reads like an alternate version of the musical drama Fame, only where the main character discovers her sexuality and becomes a sleazy rapper....
Father John Misty
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Singer/songwriter J. Tillman's music paints languid, sadly beautiful portraits of love and life on the margins with the moody depth of Nick Drake and the country-influenced textures of Ryan Adams....
Jessie Ware
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A diverse handful of guest appearances and solo singles across 2010 and 2011 situated Jessie Ware in a line of remarkable soul-inspired U.K. vocalists that includes Tracey Thorn, Sade, Lisa Stansfield, and Caron Wheeler....
Baauer
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Besides being at the forefront of the electro-trap music movement, Brooklyn-based producer Baauer made headlines when his track "Harlem Shake" became the first viral sensation to debut on top of the Billboard charts thanks to calculating YouTube plays....
Angel Haze
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Possessed of a kind of self-awareness and assuredness well beyond her years, Angel Haze is a poet turned rapper based out of New York. With a raw style that feels distinctly East Coast, the rapper uses her deep knowledge of self to channel the various aspects of her own personality, being vulnerable and emotional one minute and suddenly brash and aggressive the next....
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Lianne La Havas
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Offering a mostly acoustic and hushed hybrid of alternative folk and soul, Lianne La Havas was born and raised in London, England, the daughter of a Jamaican mother and Greek father. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist was a member of the Paris Parade with Christian Pinchbeck (a future member of Elephant), but the act proved to be short-lived....
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, a duo from Seattle, Washington, have emerged as a premier national hip-hop group known for their electrifying live shows, expertly crafted music, and innovative music videos and media....
Jake Bugg
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Raised on a steady diet of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and the brothers Gallagher, English singer/songwriter Jake Bugg blends the melodious, working-class swagger of the La's and the primal, bluesy simplicity of the White Stripes with the wry, weathered romanticism of Jens Lekman....
Icona Pop
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Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt met on a Saturday night in February 2009. It was, Aino says quite reasonably, “the best thing that ever happened.”So the day after the best thing that ever happened happened, these two girls from the Stockholm suburbs formed a electronic pop duo band, and on the Monday – when the hangovers had cleared and it still all seemed like the best thing that had ever happened – they booked their first gig – Icona Pop was born....
Location & Nearby Info
Parc Jean-Drapeau
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, QC H3C 1A9
(514) 872-6120
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USER REVIEWS
Feb 15, 2009 - REVAC on Holy Ghost!
Once in a Millineum voices

A GOD BLESSED, GOD SENT, JESUS INSPIRED, HOLY GHOST FILLED VOICE ATTATCHED TO A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN OF GOD WERE PROUD OF YOU BEAUTIFUL SISTER.

Sep 11, 2008 - akamai on Tricky

(no rating) Apr 10, 2008 - mikejpe on Explosions in the Sky
disappointment in providence

no encore. no interaction with the crowd. crowd was underage and seemed bored at times. did not play "moon is down".

Mar 05, 2008 - jimmyh on Beck
Original

I've enjoyed Beck's music since he first became well-known in the 90's, and he continues to create interesting music in a style of his own. In the early days he was not afraid to experiment, and his unique ideas yielded ear-opening results. These days he seems to be struggling to keep up his momentum, but he is still a talented musician who is good at his craft.

Feb 25, 2008 - GOSPELSHOWCASESHOW on Holy Ghost!
ONE OF THE BEST GOSPEL VOCALIST OF OUR DAY

a great big tremendous voice, taylored for Gospel and sent by; given by; anointed by God. Messages Of Jesus Christ. Praise The Lord!!!!!!!

Feb 17, 2008 - bobbytrue on Holy Ghost!
A messenger of God in Song

Sent by God with a Beautiful Soulful sound. listen and be blessed

Nov 14, 2007 - rmk on The Cure
Great Cure cover band

If you like the The Cure then you will love this band. Lots of enrgy and very enthusiastic audiences.

Aug 19, 2007 - AntiCowJuice on Flogging Molly
Wipe the Golden Tear, From Your Mother, Dear...

And raise what's left of the flag for me!
This band really has an incredibly unique sound... Basically, if you took angry drunken Irish men and smooshed them together with a laid back Simple Plan, you'll get Flogging Molly. They're just... Amazing, really. With twangy banjoes and hard guitars, it's the perfect blend of redneck and punk. ♥