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BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Ha Ha Tonka

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Ready for another exclusive BAMM.tv Featured Artist? Introducing your new favorite band: Missouri’s musical sons Ha Ha Tonka

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In 2001 two friends from West Plains, Missouri – Brian Roberts and Luke Long, both attending the same college – formed a group called Amsterband, soon going on to recruit drummer Robert Mueller. Mueller would be replaced by Lennon Bone in 2004, and the year before that saw the group add Brett Anderson (not the chap from Suede) to their roster. “Three of us (Lennon, Luke & myself) grew up in a small Missouri town (West Plains) together,” Brian says. “We met Brett in college at Southwest Missouri State University. Brett brings the melody. Lennon brings the talent. Luke brings the looks. And I bring up the back.”

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Hollerado: What Are They Listening To Right Now?

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Hope you’re enjoying the hooks-and-handclaps ultra-melodic indie-rock from our Featured Artist Hollerado (we’ve already unleashed an in-depth article on the band, plus discovered their favorite musical moments from the BAMM.tv archives). Now we’re widening that search to the big old world of music in general, and finding out exactly what Hollerado are listening to right now …

Pup – ‘Reservoir’

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BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Hollerado

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Charity begins at home, the old phrase goes – and if the history of Canadian melody-merchants Hollerado is anything to go by, it seems that musical genius begins in that area too. Born and raised in Manotick, Ontario (infact, three of the band members grew up on the same street together), the four Hollerado boys – Menno Versteeg, Nixon Boyd, Dean Baxter and Jake Boyd – officially came together in April 2007. Relocating to Montreal, they’ve since been gathering a well-deserved reputation as everyone’s favorite Bright Young Things.

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Win Exclusive Whiskerman Prizes With BAMM.tv

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So we’re coming to the end of Whiskerman’s tenure as our Featured Artist, and what better way to round things off than by giving away some exclusive prizes to you, our cherished BAMM.tv minions? (Well, one lucky BAMM.tv minion anyway. By the way, we mean ‘minions’ in the nicest possible sense). The band have a t-shirt, CD of their new album and Whiskerman sticker to give away.

But that’s not all – we also have five runner-up prizes waiting in the wings. Hell yes: we also have FIVE FAKE MUSTACHES to give away. That’s right – you could become YOUR VERY OWN WHISKERMAN (OR LADY). Imagine the envious glare from people as you strap one of those furry bad boys to your upper lip and quite literally own the streets. Or possibly get laughed at. We can’t make any guarantees.

To stand a chance of winning a Whiskerman T-shirt and album (or a fake mustache, by which BAMM.tv takes no responsibility should your head explode in sheer excitement upon receiving), simply drop an email with ‘Whiskerman Contest’ as the subject to info [at] bamm.tv by midday on Friday 4th October. Good luck …

OTHER BAMM.TV STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Whiskerman

Whiskerman: What Are They Listening To Right Now?

Whiskerman: Their Favorites From The BAMM.tv Vault

Whiskerman: Their Favorites From The BAMM.tv Vault

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We’ve already explained just how great our Featured Artist Whiskerman is – so let’s give them the chance to recommend some greatness too. The band have been granted super-privileged access to the BAMM.tv vault (i.e. they bought us a couple of beers and we ‘accidentally’ let slip the combination lock), and they’ve chosen five of their personal highlights. Let’s take a look at the rundown …

Adam Haworth Stephens – Second Mind

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BAMM.tv Featured Artist: Whiskerman

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It’s that time again. Long-time BAMM.tv fans (and if you’re a new BAMM.tv fan, just pretend you’ve been following us for ages to increase those coolness points) will know the drill by now: every now and then, we showcase an exciting new group or artist who we just can’t get enough of.

This time around, it’s the turn of Whiskerman, the phenomenal folky soul-rock five-piece who recently guested as part of our ‘Proving Grounds’ sessions (in association with Jawbone). Here’s a clip of this amazing group in action:

We’ve got all sorts of exclusive Whiskerman features coming up over the next couple of weeks, including a competition to win some very special prizes. In the meantime, we recently caught up with frontman Graham Patzner for this revealing interview …

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Typhoon: Their Favorites From The BAMM.tv Vault

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If you haven’t already checked out our write-up on phenomenal Featured Artist Typhoon, you can do so right here. And if you have read that and are hankering for some more Typhoon action, we’ve asked this superbly stormy ensemble to pick their five favorite moments from the sprawling BAMM.tv music archive. Here we go …


Monsieur Perine – La Tienda de Sombreros


(more great music after the jump …)

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