One of the forerunners of the now popular indie folk-rock scene, Seattle based David Bazan was a member of Headphones, Pedro the Lion and The Undertow Orchestra before officially branching out solo in 2006. With his quiet, emotive, acoustic folk-rock and with tours where Bazan recruits friends like Ben Gibbard (of Deathcab for Cutie) and Jonathan Rice to play with him, Bazan is a well-respected member of his genre. While Bazan prefers to avoid the limelight and has thus maintained a low profile, unlike former collaborators Gibbard and Nick Peterson (of Fleet Foxes), he is still a legend whose live act is not to be missed.
Despite all the members of the Rock Hill, South Carolina based post hardcore band Emery openly professing their devotion to Christianity, the group still feels uncomfortable being referred to as a "Christian rock" band. The music the band makes is fairly aggressive for a bunch of Jesus freaks and lead singer Toby Morrell screams so much its easy to imagine this guy using a lot of over the counter chloraseptic throat spray.
Aries Spears is an American comedian from Chicago who is best known for his work as a cast member on Fox's sketch comedy show, MADtv. After establishing himself with some appearances on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, he moved to Los Angeles, where he landed a recurring role on the popular early-1990s television show, A Different World. A stand-up career and several more film and television roles followed before Spears landed a part on MADtv in 1997, where he would eventually become the second longest-running cast member. Spears' stand-up routines often include his well-received impressions of major hip-hop stars that include Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and DMX.