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As a person who is accustomed to sorting out their life categorically, it is hard to run into artists who aren’t easily categorized. How can a band be labeled a folk artist when they made their debut in a comic book (http://abyss.newbsoft.com/comic/iss025/page1.html)?

Apparently these guys.

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New York-based musician Svoy has a story that is all too familiar. Born in a small Russian town, he trained with the greatest talents his country had to offer, then moved to America to further pursue his dreams. Think of Baryshnikov or what probably happened with Ivan Drago after the end of Rocky IV. Except in this case, Svoy changed fields from jazz piano to electronica, so imagine Baryshnikov joining the cast of Stomp or Drago signing up for American Gladiator.

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In The Hand of Dante is Nick Tosches’ bizarre hybrid of a novel. It follows two odysseys: Dante Alighieri struggles to capture the divine in prose. Seven hundred years later, Mafioso sleazebags struggle amongst themselves after sustaining a treasure of illimitable value.

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The Eagles were one of the most recognizable bands in the 1970s. They produced hit after hit, putting 10 different singles in the top 10 of the music charts. But like every band that has ever had a “Behind The Music” special on VH1, it was not meant to last; money, drugs, and ego combined to split the iconic band apart. Back in 1994, the Eagles reunited due to their love for the very thing that got them into the business in the first place: money. They threw together a tour where they could charge $150 for crappy seats to hear decades-old music, then packaged a handful of new songs together with a live performance on a CD. It was titled “Hell Freezes Over,” which represented not only the unlikeliness of the reunion occurring in the first place, but also the unlikeliness of anyone under the age of 50 going to see their shows.

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Ignatius, thirty years old, oversized and under-bathed, is content to look down upon society while living off of his perpetually buzzed, arthritic mother. When a financial disaster forces him to gain employment, he finds himself the leader of a befuddled workers’ revolt, physically threatened by lesbians, and an unwitting player in a local scandal; all the while bellowing and belching through fits of hypochondria.

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