Alternative rap. Think about that for a second: Alternative. Rap. Those aren’t exactly two genres of music we often think of together, or even dare to put in the same category. Thankfully Skizzy Mars has looked past the borders of genres altogether, and has brought Alternative Rap to the forefront of his own style.

Purity Ring was formed in 2010, in Alberta Canada, and features members Megan James and Corin Roddick. Both had experience in bands prior to coming together, but their previous musical endeavors were nothing like the music they’re making together today.

Formed in 2006 in Cincinnati, OH, Walk The Moon has experienced quite the ride in their ten years together. If the name sounds familiar, you probably know them from their smash hit single, “Shut Up And Dance.”

Pop punk is alive and well when it comes to The Story So Far, formed in 2007 in Walnut Creek, California. With three studio albums under their belt, The Story So Far brings an energy and refreshing change of pace to the world of pop punk music, that can sometimes feel ‘shifty’ in its own genre, and encompass sounds that some simply don’t think belong.

NOFX is an American rock/punk band from San Francisco, California, incepted in 1983 in Los Angeles. NOFX are so enjoyable in front of an audience and make you feel like they are totally available to anybody in the crowd. The songs go from a moderate to a large blazing track of sorrow and anger.

Citizen Cope has been performing professionally for a long time. Citizen Cope’s creations have been recorded by specialists such as Carlos Santana, Dido, Pharoahe Monch and Richie Havens.

Garth Brooks has been a strong figure in the world of country music for many years, making his debut in 1985. The 1980’s might not seem like that long ago in the grand scheme of things, but chances are, you know Garth Brooks as a household name.

Switchfoot has made a level of progress that founder brothers Jon and Tim Foreman and their secondary school friend Chad Butler didn’t expect when they started the band in San Diego in 1996.

Fall Out Boy, or FOB for short, is a Chicago pop or punk band. This band has been around since 2001 and has had three albums which topped the chart. The band’s most eye catching trick was its March 2008 endeavor to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by turning into the first ever band to play every one of the seven continents.

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